A leader in Africa
TUT is the leading university of technology in Africa. The University was established on in 2004, with the merging of the former Technikon Northern Gauteng, Technikon North-West and Technikon Pretoria. This vibrant, new mega institution annually enrolls more than 50 000 students. Its student body is one of the most demographically representative in the country with regard to both race and gender - reflecting the Rainbow Nation in all its diversity. With almost 22 per cent of contact students accommodated in residences, the University is by far the largest residential higher education institution in Southern Africa. Its geographic footprint covers four of South Africa's nine provinces Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and the North-West Province, with campuses located in Tshwane (Pretoria, Soshanguve and Ga-Rankuwa), Mbombela (well known as Nelspruit), eMalahleni (previously called Witbank) and Polokwane (previously called Pietersburg). Large numbers of students are also drawn from other provinces, as well as neighboring countries such as Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Swaziland.
Academically, TUT is divided into seven faculties (the seat of each faculty is indicated in brackets):
These faculties offer a large range of diploma and degree programmes for prospective students to choose from - more than 70 percent of which are also offered at a postgraduate level. All TUT programmes are registered on the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and are credit bearing. TUT employs more than 4 000 staff members, including almost 1 500 highly qualified academics. TUT is a world-class institution, viewing the diversity of its staff, students and other stakeholders as a strength to be nurtured in service of the country and the African continent. The University is committed to ongoing transformation to make it ever more responsive to the needs of Southern Africa and the continent as a whole.
General contact numbers
086 110 2421 or 012 382 5533