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Supervisors and Examiners


To enhance the experience of the postgraduate student, CPUT often appoints additional supervisors, some of whom may not be employed by the university.  The appointment of a supervisor is approved by the Higher Degrees Committee (HDC) on behalf of Senate.  These external supervisors are required to complete periodic progress reports on their supervision.

Progress report by supervisors
Appointment of additional supervisors (internal and external)


To ensure the quality of the examination process, CPUT appoints reputable examiners and adheres to strict quality assurance mechanisms.  Examiner requirements are as follows:

50% Masters
Two examiners external to CPUT
100% Masters
Two examiners external to CPUT
Three examiners external to CPUT of whom at least one must be international

The appointment of an examiner is approved by the HDC on behalf of Senate. Examiners are required to complete an examination report based on CPUT approved guidelines:

Item Document
HDC 1.8: Submission of final marks for examination of thesis/dissertation HDC 1.8
HDC 1.7 M: Masters examiner assessment rubric HDC 1.7M
HDC 1.7 D: Doctoral examiner assessment rubric (Approved by Senate Aug2019) HDC 1.7D