Cape Peninsula University of Technology: Statistics



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#2339 of 14,131 In the World
#44 of 1,104 In Africa
#15 of 26 In South Africa
#2 of 2 In Cape Town
#352 of 1,039 For Information Technology
Top50% For 69 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate91%
Admissions RequirementsSenior Certificate or equivalent with additional requirements per Faculty.
Academic CalendarJanuary to December

We've calculated the 91% acceptance rate for Cape Peninsula University of Technology based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Cape Peninsula University of Technology has published 5,985 scientific papers with 58,127 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Political Science, Medicine, Computer Science, and Law.


Cape Peninsula University of Technology majors

by publication & citation count

Environmental Science
3,415 / 36,871
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,182 / 21,005
3,167 / 39,586
3,131 / 34,149
2,701 / 38,163
2,605 / 28,704
Political Science
2,197 / 13,086
2,114 / 21,331
Computer Science
2,091 / 15,732
2,084 / 12,645
Geography and Cartography
1,940 / 18,716
1,871 / 11,399
Quantum and Particle physics
1,807 / 20,609
1,787 / 19,268
Organic Chemistry
1,756 / 27,161
1,677 / 10,912
1,634 / 18,194
1,445 / 9,023
1,444 / 9,195
1,438 / 9,203
1,399 / 20,333
1,349 / 11,340
1,294 / 8,269
Materials Science
1,224 / 18,591
1,206 / 7,989
Development Studies
1,040 / 6,275
990 / 11,812
977 / 14,700
888 / 8,110
822 / 10,069
778 / 4,928
Electrical Engineering
755 / 5,296
724 / 4,613
708 / 4,804
705 / 9,957
Education Majors
704 / 3,885
Art & Design
670 / 3,850
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
639 / 4,700
Mechanical Engineering
588 / 4,312
Environmental Management
576 / 5,053

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 15
1992 2 7
1993 7 12
1994 7 11
1995 8 14
1996 15 15
1997 7 11
1998 10 16
1999 9 24
2000 17 24
2001 22 50
2002 24 49
2003 52 102
2004 43 107
2005 66 152
2006 68 221
2007 75 332
2008 119 449
2009 123 587
2010 180 784
2011 211 1141
2012 207 1443
2013 274 1950
2014 289 2333
2015 285 2573
2016 383 2725
2017 367 3090
2018 335 3545
2019 375 4247
2020 482 5543
2021 628 7222
2022 627 8828
2023 610 9255
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Cape Peninsula University of Technology gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Faculty Program Annual Tuition (ZAR)
Applied Sciences Bachelor of Applied Science in Biotechnology 46,000
Applied Sciences Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Management 46,000
Applied Sciences Bachelor of Applied Science in Marine Technology 46,000
Business and Management Sciences Bachelor of Business Administration 44,000
Business and Management Sciences Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting 44,000
Business and Management Sciences Bachelor of Commerce in Business Administration 44,000
Engineering and the Built Environment Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering 50,000
Engineering and the Built Environment Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 50,000
Engineering and the Built Environment Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering 50,000
Informatics and Design Bachelor of Information Technology in Applications Development 46,000
Informatics and Design Bachelor of Information Technology in Business Systems 46,000
Informatics and Design Bachelor of Information Technology in Multimedia 46,000

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Master of Technology Accountancy, Architecture, Biomedicine, Building Technologies, Business Administration, Business Computing, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Dental Technology, Design, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Management, Food Technology, Horticulture, Human Resources, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Public Administration, Regional Planning, Sports Management, Surveying and Mapping, Tourism, Town Planning
Master's Degree Education
Doctor of Technology Agriculture, Biomedicine, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Design, Electrical Engineering, Health Sciences, Human Resources, Information Technology, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Retailing and Wholesaling, Tourism
Doctorate Education

Notable alumni

  1. Zozibini Tunzi

    Zozibini Tunzi
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1993-.. (age 31)
    beauty pageant contestantmodel

    Zozibini Tunzi, also known as Zozi Tunzi, is a South African model, actress and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe 2019. Tunzi had previously been crowned Miss South Africa 2019. She is the third woman from South Africa and the first black South African woman to win the title.

  2. Percy Montgomery

    Percy Montgomery
    Born in
    Namibia Flag Namibia
    1974-.. (age 50)
    rugby union player

    Percival Colin Montgomery OIS is a Namibian-South African former professional rugby union player. When he ended his international career in August 2008, he held the all-time records for both caps and points for South Africa's national team, known as the Springboks.

  3. Trevor Manuel

    Trevor Manuel
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1956-.. (age 68)
    international forum participantpolitician

    Trevor Andrew Manuel is a retired South African politician and former anti-apartheid activist who served in the cabinet of South Africa between 1994 and 2014. He was the Minister of Finance from 1996 to 2009 under three successive presidents. He was also the first post-apartheid Minister of Trade and Industry from 1994 to 1996 and later the Minister in the Presidency for the National Planning Commission from 2009 to 2014. He was a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 2012.

  4. Neo Ntsoma

    Neo Ntsoma
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1972-.. (age 52)

    Neo Ntsoma is a South African photographer known for her photojournalism, portraiture, music and popular culture photography. Born in Vryburg and brought up in the rural areas of Mafikeng in the North West Province, her fascination about films was triggered at an early age. Growing up in the apartheid era and seeing the negative portrayal images of black South Africans and the lack of participation of black women in a media industry dominated by white males, this reinvigorated her to want to make change, however it was not an easy dream to fulfill due to race restrictions at the time. Ntsoma attended St Mary's High School where she would be introduced to music, dance and drama, this is where she knew her career path was different from her peers. Despite several setbacks throughout her life she kept on pursuing her dream of being a photographer and succeeded. Ntsoma is known for her photographs that stand out for the odd angles from which they are taken and the way she plays with what is in focus in the photos and what is not. Besides being a photographer she has become an enthusiastic mentor for young photojournalists.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology faculties and divisions

Centre : Instrumentation Research Instrument Making
Faculty : Applied Sciences Agriculture, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Food Technology, Horticulture, Mathematics, Nutrition, Physics
Faculty : Business and Management Sciences Accountancy, Business Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Retailing and Wholesaling, Sports Management, Taxation, Tourism
Faculty : Education Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, Higher Education, Management, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Sciences, Technology Education
Faculty : Engineering Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Marine Transport, Mechanical Engineering, Surveying and Mapping, Textile Technology
Faculty : Health and Wellness Sciences Biomedical Engineering, Dentistry, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Laboratory Techniques, Medical Technology, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Health, Ophthalmology, Radiology
Faculty : Informatics and Design Architecture, Computer Science, Design, Fashion Design, Film, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Information Technology, Interior Design, Jewellery Art, Journalism, Multimedia, Photography, Public Relations, Regional Planning, Structural Architecture, Town Planning, Video
Institute : Energy Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering
Institute : Technology Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering
Research Division : Biocatalysis and Technical Biology Biology
Research Division : Material Science and Technology Materials Engineering

General information

Alternative names CPUT
Founded 2005
Motto Creating Futures
Colors blue, white

Location and contacts

Address PO Box 1906 Symphony Way (off Modderdam Road)
Bellville, Western Cape, 7535
South Africa
City population 434,000

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