Durban University of Technology Courses 2024/2025

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Durban University of Technology Courses 2024/2025

Durban University of Technology Courses 2024/2025 – List of DUT Courses offered 2024/2025.

Durban University of Technology Business Studies Unit Courses

Higher Certificate in Operations Management in Project Management

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Higher Certificate in Business Administration

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Durban University of Technology Faculty of Accounting and Informatics Courses

Auditing and Taxation Department Courses

  • Advanced Diploma in Taxation
  • Advanced Diploma in Internal Auditing
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Taxation
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Internal Audit

Finance and Information Management (Midlands) Department Courses

  • National Diploma: Accounting (full-time and part-time)
  • National Diploma Accounting (ECP): 4 years full-time (no part time)
  • National Diploma: Office Management & Technology (ND: OMT) (full-time only)
  • Bachelors Degree in Technology: Office Management & Technology (part-time only)

Master’s Management Sciences Degree Administration and Information Management

This is a thesis based qualification focusing on research related to Administration and Information Management. Entrance into this qualification is a B: Tech: Office Management and Technology or Commercial Administration or Business Administration or Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Information Management or equivalent, at the discretion of the programme.

Financial Accounting Department Courses

  • Diploma: Accounting
  • National Diploma: Accounting (ECP – Extended Curriculum Programme)
  • Bachelor of Technology: Corporate Administration

Information and Corporate Management Department Courses

  • Diploma in Library and Information Studies
  • Bachelor of Technology Library and Information Studies
  • Master of Technology Library and Information Studies
  • Doctor of Technology Library and Information Studies

Information Systems Department Courses

  • Bachelor of Information & Communications Technology Degree
  • Bachelor of Technology Information Technology
  • Masters in ManSc in Library and Information Science.
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science

Information Technology Department Courses

  • The Bachelor of ICT
  • The Diploma in ICT in Applications Development
  • The Diploma in ICT in Business Analysis
  • The Diploma in ICT in Applications Development
  • The B Tech IT, and B Tech FIS programmes are in phase out, and no new applications are being accepted for these programmes.

Postgraduate Graduates : The department offers two postgraduate qualifications namely,

  • Master of Information and Communication Technology (MICT)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology (PhD

Management Accounting Department Courses

  • National Diploma: Cost and Management Accounting
  • Bachelor of Technology: Cost and Management Accounting
  • MTech: Cost and Management Accounting

Durban University of Technology Faculty of Accounting and Informatics Courses

Durban University of Technology Biotechnology and Food Technology Department Courses

Programmes offered by the department

  • BAppSc (Biotechnology)

The degree prepares students with focused knowledge, practical skills, attitudes and values necessary for the technological application of biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use in the biotechnology workplace whilst contributing to environmental sustainability. Graduates may seek employment in industrial and research laboratories such as drug and pharmaceutical research, public funded laboratories, chemicals, environmental control, water and waste management, energy, food processing and bioprocessing industries.

 Employment Opportunities

Biotechnologists or microbiologists work in the following industries or research labs: food and beverage, agriculture, medical and veterinary, forensic, pharmaceutical and water and waste management. Opportunities exist for graduates to pursue further educational qualifications.

  • BAppSc (Food Science and Technology)

The purpose of the programme is to focus on generation of knowledge and expertise in the emerging areas of science and technology by developing state-of-the-art knowledge and skills to produce quality manpower needed within the field of food science for societal and industrial benefit. The Food Science and Technology program is driven by the development of theoretical knowledge base as well as the business needs of the biotechnology sector. It involves a flexible model where the course content would continuously evolve with the rapid changes occurring within the field of Food Science without compromising on the basic tools in the area.

 Employment Opportunities

Food Technologists/Scientists work predominantly in a laboratory or industrial environment and may be employed as quality inspectors, laboratory analysts, researchers, product development technologists, packaging technologists, auditors of food factories and suppliers. Food Technologists/Scientists may eventually specialize in one of the following areas: quality assurance or control; product re-search and development, production management and quality management.

 

  • Advanced Diploma in Biotechnology

The Advanced Diploma is suitable for continuing specialist development through the inculcation of a deep and systematic understanding of current thinking, practice, theory and methodology in an area of Biotechnology. This course prepares students with in depth knowledge, practical skills, attitudes and values necessary for the technological application of biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use in the biotechnology workplace whilst contributing to environmental sustainability.  This qualification is designed to prepare students for postgraduate study through the deepening of their knowledge and understanding of theories, methodologies and practices in the Biotechnology field, as well as the development of their ability to formulate, undertake and resolve more complex theoretical and practice-related problems and tasks through the selection and use of appropriate methods and techniques.

  • Advanced Diploma in Food Science

The Advanced Diploma in Food Science offers an intensive, focused and applied specialisation which meets the requirements of the Food Science Industry. The qualification will ensure specialist development through the inculcation of a deep and systematic understanding of current thinking, practice, theory and methodology in Food Science. The qualification will also prepare students for postgraduate study through the deepening of their knowledge and understanding of theories, methodologies and practices in Food Science. Students will develop their ability to formulate, undertake and resolve complex theoretical and practice-related problems and tasks through the selection and use of appropriate methods and techniques. All of which will provide the student with the requisite knowledge base and skills to engage with the Food Science Industry.

 

  • BAppSc (Hons) Biotechnology

The proposed Honour’s program in Biotechnology is aimed at highly motivated undergraduates. It is designed to build upon the students existing theoretical knowledge base, deepen the understanding of the field of biotechnology, enhance the application of advanced theoretical principles towards contextualised situations, furthermore it will allow for the student to engage in research-based postgraduate study. The Honour’s Degree in Biotechnology involves specialization in Biotechnology courses, and a research project. The primary purpose of the Bachelor of Applied Science Honours in Biotechnology is to enable an applied specialisation within the Biotechnology field of study. The qualification serves to consolidate and deepen the student’s engagement and application of theoretical knowledge. Intellectual independence will be developed and supported. This will be achieved through advanced reflection and systematic survey of current thinking, practice and research. This higher degree path is especially attractive to students who plan to pursue a career as an industrial or academic leader.

  • BAppSc(Hons) Food Science

The proposed Honours degree in Food Science is focused on developing graduates with a strong level of conceptual knowledge, practical skills, attitudes and values necessary for the scientific application of food and water contamination, food safety and quality control – issues that significantly affect society and the economy as well as product development.  The degree is designed primarily for students who wish to undertake a strong research-intensive programme of postgraduate study in food science. This higher degree path is especially attractive to students who plan to pursue an industrial or academic career.

 

  •  Masters of Applied Science in Biotechnology

Students achieving this qualification will be able to conduct scientific research under minimal guidance in a chosen field, and to contribute to knowledge production in that field. The research problem, its justification, process and outcome are reported in a dissertation that complies with the generally accepted norms for research at this level.

Minimum Admission Requirements

In addition to Rule G7 and G24 (refer to Departmental Handbook), an applicant must have a BAppScHons (Biotechnology) (or equivalent) qualification at an NQF 8 level.

 

  • Masters of Applied Science in Food Science and Technology

Students achieving this qualification will be able to conduct scientific research under minimal guidance in a chosen field, and to contribute to knowledge production in that field. The research problem, its justification, process and outcome are reported in a dissertation which complies with the generally-accepted norms for research at this level. BT: Biotechnology (or equivalent).

Minimum Admission Requirements

In addition to Rule G7 and G24 (refer to Departmental Handbook), an applicant must have a BAppScHons (Food Science) (or equivalent) qualification at an NQF 8 level.

 

  • PhD in Biotechnology

Persons achieving this qualification will be competent scientific researchers who can work independently in developing and applying knowledge and skills to make an original contribution to the global knowledge or technology in the particular field chosen for study.

Minimum Admission Requirements

In addition to Rule G7 and G24 (refer to Departmental Handbook), an applicant must have a MAppSc (Biotechnology) (or equivalent) qualification at an NQF 9 level.

 

  • Doctor of Food Science and Technology

Persons achieving this qualification will be competent scientific researchers who can work independently in developing and applying knowledge and skills to make an original contribution to the global knowledge or technology in the particular field chosen for study.

Minimum Admission Requirements

In addition to Rule G7 and G24 (refer to Departmental Handbook), an applicant must have a MAppSc (Food Science and Technology) (or equivalent) qualification at an NQF 9 level.

Durban University of Technology Chemistry Department Courses

  • Diploma in Analytical Chemistry

Durban University of Technology Clothing and Textile Studies Department Courses

Textile Science and Technology Programmes

Textiles are an integral part of our everyday lives. The advancements in product development has made textile fabric performance a pivotal element in areas such as Medical, Automotive, Technical, Apparel, Household and Geotextiles.

The textile industry values an analytic and disciplined individual. These qualifications will build on your skills to prepare you for future careers across the textile fields. You will be equipped to address and help solve the technical challenges that confront the textile production environment in fields such as textiles for apparel, niche areas of technical, medical and household textiles; through specialized technical know-how combined with traditional engineering knowledge.

What makes DUT unique is that it is the only Higher Educational Institution to offer BSc Degree, Diploma and higher qualifications in Textile Science and Technology, where you will develop in Math, Science and various textile related manufacturing disciplines which lead to specialization in either the Product Development and Production, or in the Colouration and Chemistry of Textile Materials.

After 3 years you could be employed in a textile manufacturing company in various divisions such as planning, production, quality control, research and development, sales and marketing.

Other areas of employment are:

  • Agencies for textile products and machinery (domestic or abroad) – The major fashion retail stores – Government sectors such as SABS, CSIR, and Customs

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  1. To develop and nurture students into professionals within the global textile industry that will innovate textile products and processes and embody social, ethical and environmental responsibilities.
  2. To produce graduates with the ability to apply their knowledge and skills as critical thinkers and be a valued member in an organisation.

Clothing Management Programmes

Clothing and Textile sector is identified as an important sector for job creation in South Africa. Clothing manufacturing companies are becoming increasingly automated and are using modern equipment and computers in the managing and manufacturing functions to increase performance and productivity. The clothing industry revolves around rapid turnaround time and is highly competitive.

Clothing Manufacturers and Retailers in South Africa are seeking skilled graduates who are equipped to work in such environment.

This qualification develops students’ knowledge and skills relating to the technology of sewn products. This includes design development and production through to sales, as well as the management and business skills required for a career in the apparel value chain. Subject areas are comprehensively integrated. A student must show consistent growth in knowledge and skills in order to succeed. The subject areas are designed to “grow” the student in a personal capacity, and to promote his or her entrepreneurial development and abilities, as well as to gain the technical knowledge required.

Job opportunities exists in the apparel and other related industries for graduates in management, product development, production, work study, planning, quality, garment technology and other areas.

Employment in South Africa is available in four main industrial areas:

  • Formal manufacturers (established apparel manufacturers)
  • Informal sector (small to micro enterprises and entrepreneurs)
  • Retail (centralized buying and store management)
  • Allied industries (footwear, training, selling equipment and computers)

Durban University of Technology Food and Nutrition Consumer Sciences Department Courses

The qualities required of you for this programme:

  • Passion for food preparation & nutrition
  • Creative and innovative ability
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, verbally and in writing
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Self-motivator
  • Basic science ability
  • Service orientated
  • Team playing personality
  • Confident nature
  • Ability to relate well to people

Programmes offered by the department

  • ND: Consumer Sciences: Food and Nutrition
    Entrance Requirements
    A qualified learner will be able to develop recipes for fresh convenience food production and assist in food selection in a retail operation. He (she) will be able to co-manage food promotional strategies to contribute to the quality of life of the consumer. He (she) will also be able to co-manage a fresh convenience food operation.
  • B Tech: Consumer Sciences: Food and Nutrition “ To be phased out in 2019”
    A qualified learner will be able to perform as a food researcher and developer, manage a food operation or market food products in the retail and production industries. These activities should maximize the quality of fresh convenience food products and enhance the quality of life of the customer.
  • Advance Diploma Consumer Sciences in Food and Nutrition
  • Post Graduate Diploma: Consumer Sciences Food and Nutrition.
  • Masters of Applied Science in Food and Nutrition
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Food and Nutrition
  • Doctor of Food and Nutrition

Durban University of Technology Horticulture Department Courses

  • Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Landscaping (DISLD1)
  • Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture (ADSUH1)

Durban University of Technology Maritime Studies Department Courses

  • Diploma in Nautical Studies
  • Diploma in Shipping and Logistics
  • Advanced Diploma in Shipping and Logistics
  • Advanced Diploma in Nautical Studies
  • Advanced Diploma in Marine Engineering
  • Maritime PGDip International Shipping 1.2

Short Courses by the Department of Maritime Studies

DESCRIPTIONSHORT COURSE CODEFEES
Maritime communicationSCMCOMR 1 185,00
ECDISSCECDIR 16 238,00
Radar & ARPA at ManagementSCRAMLR 16 172,00
Electronic Navigation SystemsSCELNSR 27 672,00
Fundamentals of ShippingSCFNDSR 4 000,00
Contracts of carriageSCCNCSR 6 000,00
Admin of imports & exportsR 6 000,00

Durban University of Technology Mathematics Department Courses

Durban University of Technology Physics Department Courses

Durban University of Technology Statistics Department Courses

Durban University of Technology Sport Studies Department Courses

  • Higher Certificate in Sport Management and Science
  • Bachelor of Sport Science and Management

Durban University of Technology Short Courses

Durban University of Technology Faculty of Arts and Design Courses

Durban University of Technology Drama & Production Studies Department Courses

Durban University of Technology Fashion and Textiles Department Courses

  • NATIONAL DIPLOMA: FASHION 3 YEARS FULL-TIME ONLY
  • BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY: FASHION 1 YEAR FULL-TIME/ 2 YEARS PART-TIME

Durban University of Technology Fine Art and Jewellery Design Department Courses

Fine Art

The programme is designed to develop your unique creative talent and understanding of the role art plays in the world through a variety of disciplines. These include:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Print Making
  • Ceramics

Diploma Fine Art

Bachelor of Technology Fine Art

Master of Technology Fine Art

Jewellery Design

  • Diploma in Jewellery Design and Manufacture
  • Bachelor of Technology Jewellery Design and Manufacture

Durban University of Technology Media, Language and Communication Department Courses

Journalism

  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Technology in Journalism
  • Master of Technology in Journalism

Language Practice

  • Diploma in Language Practice
  • Bachelor of Technology Language Practice
  • Master of Technology Language Practice
  • Doctor of Technology Language Practice

Translation and Interpreting Practice

  • Bachelor of Technology Translation and Interpreting Practice

Durban University of Technology Education Department Courses

School of Education Courses

Programme Options

BEd [FET] Specialisations:

  1. Economics and Management Science
    • Accounting
    • Business Management
    • Computer Typing
    • Mathematics
    • Economics
  2. Natural Science
    • Biology
    • Mathematics
    • Physical Science
  3. Technology
    • Mathematics
    • Technology
    • Technological Design
    • Entrepreneurship

Adult and Community Education Unit Department Courses

Qualifications that the unit currently offers are:

NQSF level 7:

Advanced Diploma in Adult and Community Education and Training Teaching

  • Adv Dip ACETT Information Sheet Part Time 2020.

NQSF level 8:

Post Graduate Diploma in Adult and Community Education

  • PGRAD Dip ACETT Information Sheet Part Time 2020.

NQSF level 9:

Master of Education in Adult and Community Education

The unit also has developed documentation for, and hopes to offer:

NQSF level 10:

PhD in Adult and Community Education

In the future we would also like to offer one undergraduate qualification, the Certificate in Adult and Community Education (NQSF level 5)

Durban University of Technology Video Technology Department Courses

  • Bachelor of Technology Video Technology

Durban University of Technology Visual Communication Department Courses

Graphic Design

  • Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication Design
  • Bachelor of Technology in Graphic Design
  • Master of Applied Arts in Graphic Design
  • PhD in Visual and Performing Arts

Interior Design

  • Bachelor of Technology Interior Design
  • Master of Applied Arts in Interior Design

Photography

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts in Commercial Photography
  • Bachelor Technology Photography
  • Master of Applied Arts in Photography

Durban University of Technology Short Courses

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Durban University of Technology Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment Courses

Durban University of Technology Architecture Department Courses

  • Bachelor of Technology Architectural Technology (BTech)
  • Bachelor of the Built Environment in Architecture (BBE)
  • Master of the Built Environment (MBE)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture (PhD)

Durban University of Technology Chemical Engineering Department Courses

  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology Chemical Engineering (BTech)
  • Master of Engineering Chemical Engineering (MEng)
  • Doctor of Engineering Chemical Engineering (DEng)

Durban University of Technology Civil Engineering and Geomatics (Durban) Department Courses

  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology: Engineering – Civil (BTech)
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (MEng)
  • Doctor of Engineering in Civil Engineering (DEng)
  • Bachelor of the Built Environment in Geomatics (BBE)
  • Master of the Built Environment (MBE)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Surveying (PhD)

Durban University of Technology Civil Engineering (Midlands) Department Courses

  • Diploma in Engineering Technology in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology (BTech): Engineering: Civil
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (MEng)
  • Doctor of Engineering in Civil (DEng)

Durban University of Technology Construction Management and Quantity Surveying Department Courses

  • Bachelor of the Built Environment in Construction Studies (BBE (Construction Studies))
  • Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management (BTech : CM)
  • Bachelor of Technology in Quantity Surveying (BTech : QS) 
  • Master of the Built Environment (MBE)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in the Built Environment

Durban University of Technology DCT-REES Department Courses

Durban University of Technology Electrical Power Engineering Department Courses

  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) in Power Engineering (Heavy Current)
  • Bachelor of Technology (BTech): Electrical (Heavy Current)
  • Master of Engineering (MEng): Engineering: Electrical
  • Doctor of Engineering (DEng): Engineering: Electrical

Durban University of Technology Electronic and Computer Engineering Department Courses

  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) in Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology (BTech): Engineering: Electrical
  • Master of Engineering (MEng)
  • Doctor of Engineering (DEng)

Durban University of Technology Industrial Engineering Department Courses

  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) in Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology (BTech): Engineering: Industrial
  • Master of Engineering (MEng)
  • Doctor of Engineering (DEng)

Durban University of Technology Mechanical Engineering Department Courses

  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology (BTech): Engineering: Mechanical
  • Master of Engineering (MEng): Mechanical
  • Doctor of Engineering (DEng): Mechanical

Durban University of Technology Town and Regional Planning Department Courses

  • Bachelor Degree of the Built Environment in Urban and Regional Planning (BBURP1)
  • Bachelor Degree of the Built Environment (BBE) in Urban & Regional Planning
  • Master of the Built Environment (MBE)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in the Built Environment (PhD)

Durban University of Technology Urban Futures Centre Courses

Durban University of Technology Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment Courses

Durban University of Technology Basic Medical Sciences Department Courses

Durban University of Technology Biomedical and Clinical Technology Department Courses

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences in Medical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Technology Biomedical Technology
  • Master of Technology Biomedical Technology
  • Doctor of Technology Biomedical Technology
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Clinical Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology Clinical Technology
  • Master of Technology Clinical Technology
    Doctor of Technology Clinical Technology

Durban University of Technology Chiropractic Department Courses

  • Master’s in Technology Degree in Chiropractic

Durban University of Technology Community Health Studies Department Courses

  • Bachelor of Child and Youth Care
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences in Environmental Health
  • Masters Health Sciences Environmental Health

Durban University of Technology Dental Sciences Department Courses

  • Higher Certificate in Dental Assisting
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dental Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology Dental Technology
  • Master of Technology Dental Technology
  • Doctor of Technology Dental Technology

Durban University of Technology Emergency Medical Care and Rescue Department Courses

Bachelor of Health Sciences in Emergency Medical Care (BHSc: EMC)
Master of Health Sciences in Emergency Medical Care
Doctor of Philosophy in Emergency Medical Care

Durban University of Technology Homoeopathy Department Courses

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