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Postgraduate information

Postgraduate Studies @ CPUT

In the booklet “Postgraduate Studies @ CPUT” we have included as much information as possible for the guidance of students intending to register or already registered for postgraduate studies at CPUT. Please download the 2021 revised guide for your daily use: Postgraduate Studies @ CPUT.

The Postgraduate Prospectus can be downloaded: CPUT Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

UBUNTU Postgraduate Forum

The Postgraduate Forum provides opportunities for postgraduate students to join the academic community. It provides a platform to develop an awareness of national and global priorities through seminars that focus on the broad issues of innovation, business skills, intellectual property, ethics and research integrity.

Postgraduate students at CPUT can also participate in relevant training programmes on research and study skills including literature search, research design, research methodology, research writing and data analysis. We facilitate these on requests from faculties.

For more information about the UBUNTU Postgraduate Forum, please contact Dr Corrie Uys at

Academic Support

The Centre for Postgraduate Studies, in conjunction with the Research Directorate, offers various research training workshops. The training schedule can be downloaded here: Research Directorate CPGS Training Schedule 2021

Please contact Hlengiwe Nzama (

An online book on "How to write an article" can be found on the Enago page.

Research writing

Writing in research requires certain styles especially when referring to works written by other people. The following resources relate to research writing:

Item File
Guidelines for research proposals Document
Research and the Harvard method of bibliographic citation: a research writing and style guide Document
A quick guide to Harvard Document
Examples of DOI citation in Harvard Bibliographic Referencing Document
Thesis template Document
Guidelines for article-based thesis Document


Prior to submission for examination, theses and dissertations must be free of various forms of errors. These works require to be edited for accuracy especially as they are placed for public scrutiny in the library.

For academic editing services, please contact at least two editors for quotes.

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To find out about editing services at Stellenbosch University Language Centre, please click here.

To find out about editing and translation services by people accredited by the South African Translators' Institute, please click here.

Statistical Consultation Services

For Statistical Consultation services, please contact:

Prof Dirk van Schalkwyk (
Ms Oninye Akunne (

DHET accredited publications

Postgraduate students are required to submit (Masters)/ publish (Doctorate) an article in a DHET-accredited journal before they can graduate. The accredited journals are listed here. Please also see the HDC 1.8 form under Committees.

Thesis submission process

Before submission of the thesis, a plagiarism check, using the Turnitin online platform, must be done and the similarity report must be submitted to the supervisor/HOD.

It is a requirement that postgraduate students submit a corrected version of their dissertation/ thesis to the library. This must be in the form of an electronic copy with signatories as outlined in the Thesis submission process form.

The electronic submission process is explained in this Final Submission Process document.

Faculty Research Coordinators/ Chairpersons/ Assistant Deans

Postgraduate studies are coordinated in the faculties and research units by the faculty research coordinators (FRCs) or chairpersons or assistant deans. The CPGS liaises directly with the FRCs in respect of postgraduate study. They are therefore the first port of call for students in all matters relating to postgraduate studies.

Faculty of Applied Sciences
Prof K Shale(Acting)
Tel: 021 460 3270/3773

Faculty of Business
Prof R Rampersad
Tel: +27 21 460 8339/3429

Faculty of Education and Social Sciences
Prof P du Toit
Tel: +27 21 680 1532

Faculty of Engineering
Prof V Fester
Tel: +27 21 959 6642

Faculty of Health and Wellness Sciences
Dr D Bester
Tel: +27 21 959 6760

Faculty of Informatics and Design
Prof E Ruhode
Tel: +27 21 460 3284