Tshwane University of Technology: Statistics

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#1985 of 14,131 In the World
#35 of 1,104 In Africa
#14 of 26 In South Africa
#3 of 4 In Pretoria
#445 of 1,005 For Biotechnology
Top50% For 23 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate89%
Admissions RequirementsMatriculation Certificate or Certificate of Exemption issued by the Joint Matriculation Board
Academic CalendarJanuary to December

We've calculated the 89% acceptance rate for Tshwane 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

Tshwane University of Technology has published 5,779 scientific papers with 79,232 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Environmental Science, Business, Computer Science, and Medicine.


Tshwane University of Technology majors

by publication & citation count

1,994 / 25,622
1,479 / 28,717
1,094 / 17,275
Materials Science
938 / 13,578
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
923 / 9,034
857 / 21,526
Environmental Science
822 / 13,660
630 / 4,426
Computer Science
616 / 3,508
580 / 9,736
282 / 1,845
Metallurgical Engineering
263 / 2,864
254 / 1,615
242 / 1,807
Chemical Engineering
220 / 5,627
210 / 4,986
Geography and Cartography
199 / 2,684
Automation and Control engineering
180 / 1,699
Art & Design
175 / 447
172 / 1,228
Environmental Management
170 / 2,126
Political Science
169 / 618
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
161 / 1,052
Communications and Public Relations
152 / 1,028
151 / 4,614
150 / 3,765
Agricultural Science
148 / 2,283
Development Studies
145 / 1,395
137 / 3,516
Management Information Systems
131 / 813
Renewable Energy Engineering
128 / 1,825
Environmental Chemistry
127 / 2,370
126 / 1,005
Math Teachers
120 / 866
Education Majors
119 / 820
Nutrition and Food Science
109 / 2,540
105 / 2,071
Health Science
100 / 378
Public Health
100 / 2,048
Electronic Engineering
91 / 521

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1996 1 10
1997 0 4
1998 0 8
1999 0 9
2000 1 11
2001 0 7
2002 1 7
2003 6 13
2004 54 22
2005 76 40
2006 120 192
2007 129 321
2008 193 561
2009 171 841
2010 250 1494
2011 351 2173
2012 419 2843
2013 430 4160
2014 544 5202
2015 530 6255
2016 527 6511
2017 586 8096
2018 635 9644
2019 837 12746
2020 701 16308
2021 562 19850
Academic rankings


Local studetns c. 10,000-17,000 per annum. (ZAR)

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 Tshwane 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, Agriculture, Architecture, Biomedicine, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Dance, Dental Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Management, Fashion Design, Film, Fine Arts, Fire Science, Food Technology, Geology, Horticulture, Human Resources, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Interior Design, Journalism, Labour and Industrial Relations, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Nursing, Pharmacy, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Power Engineering, Public Administration, Surveying and Mapping, Systems Analysis, Textile Design, Tourism, Treatment Techniques
Doctor of Technology Accountancy, Agriculture, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Dance, Dental Technology, Education, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Management, Fashion Design, Film, Fine Arts, Food Science, Graphic Design, Horticulture, Human Resources, Industrial Engineering, Interior Design, Journalism, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Nursing, Performing Arts, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Public Administration, Public Relations, Radiology, Textile Design, Theatre, Tourism, Water Science

Notable alumni

  1. Refilwe Mtsweni

    Refilwe Mtsweni
    1973-.. (age 50)

    Refilwe Maria Tsipane, known as Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane (alternatively spelt Mtshweni), is a South African politician and a party member of the African National Congress (ANC), who has been serving as the 5th Premier of Mpumalanga since 20 March 2018. She succeeded former Premier David Mabuza after he was appointed Deputy President of South Africa. Mtsweni-Tsipane is also a Member of the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature and previously served as the MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

  2. Wayne Barker

    Wayne Barker
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1963-.. (age 60)
    conceptual artistinstallation artistvisual artist

    Wayne Barker, South African visual artist. Barker is based in Johannesburg. He rose to prominence in the late 80s, at the height of political unrest under the Apartheid regime. His work has featured in several global biennales, art fairs and important retrospective exhibitions. He works in various mediums, including but not limited to painting, printmaking, sculpture, video, performance and installation. In addition to collaborations with other artists, Barker has collaborated with the Qubeka Beadwork Studio based in Cape Town, to realise large scale glass beadworks.

  3. Lerato Walaza

    Lerato Walaza

    Lerato Walaza is a South African actress who appears in the TV series Shuga. She was a recurring character who was still in Shuga when the series went into a nightly mini-series to highlight issues surrounding Coronavirus. The series is filmed by the actors and the story will be based in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Côte d'Ivoire.

  4. Wikus du Toit

    Wikus du Toit
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1972-.. (age 51)

    Wikus du Toit is a South African producer, actor, comedian, composer, and director.

  5. Lejeanne Marais

    Lejeanne Marais
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1989-.. (age 34)
    figure skater

    Lejeanne Marais is a South African former competitive figure skater. She is a five-time (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013) South African national champion and competed in the free skate at six Four Continents Championships. She was coached by her mother, Susan Marais, and Laurent Depouilly, in Cape Town. She studied architecture at the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, South Africa.

  6. Neo Ntsoma

    Neo Ntsoma
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1972-.. (age 51)

    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 an award-winning photographer she has become an enthusiastic mentor for young photojournalists.

  7. Frank Marshall

    Frank Marshall
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1985-.. (age 38)

    Frank Marshall is a South African photographer mostly concerned with portraiture and the photography of music and known for his work on portraying heavy metal subculture in Botswana. He is represented by Rooke Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

  8. Zivan Smith

    Zivan Smith
    1991-.. (age 32)
    athletics competitor

    Zivan Smith is a South African Paralympic athlete. Smith has the use of only one arm, and completes in the T46 class. He attends Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa.

Tshwane University of Technology faculties and divisions

Faculty : Economics and Finance Accountancy, Economics, Finance
Faculty : Engineering and the Built Environment Architecture, Building Technologies, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering
Faculty : Humanities Arts and Humanities, Communication Studies, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Journalism, Law, Mathematics Education, Modern Languages, Public Administration, Public Relations, Safety Engineering, Science Education, Technology Education, Welfare and Protective Services
Faculty : Information and Communication Technology Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Information Technology, Multimedia, Software Engineering
Faculty : Management Sciences Hotel and Restaurant, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Sports Management, Tourism, Transport Management
Faculty : Science Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Crop Production, Dentistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Food Technology, Health Sciences, Horticulture, Mathematics, Natural Resources, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physics, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Sports, Statistics, Water Science, Zoology
Faculty : The Arts Dance, Fashion Design, Film, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Jewellery Art, Multimedia, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Singing, Textile Design, Theatre, Visual Arts

General information

Alternative names TUT
Founded 2003
Accreditation Education Department, South African Government
Motto We empower people
Colors gold

Location and contacts

Address Private Bag X680 Staatsartillerie Road Pretoria West
Pretoria, Gauteng, 0001
South Africa
City population 742,000

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