The Cape Peninsula University of Technology
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is at the heart of technology education and innovation in Africa. An internationally acclaimed institution, it is the only university of technology in the Western Cape and is the largest university in the region with an enrolment of more than 30 000 students. The university has six faculties offering a wide range of accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the fields of Applied Sciences, Business, Education and Social Sciences, Engineering, Informatics and Design as well as Health and Wellness Sciences.
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology was established on 1 January 2005, when the Cape Technikon and Peninsula Technikon merged. This merger was part of a national transformation process that transformed the higher education landscape in South Africa. Today, this institution is the only university of technology in the Western Cape and is the largest university in the region, boasting more than 30 000 students, several campuses and service points and more than 70 programmes. However, the institution has humble beginnings in the Cape Technikon and Peninsula Technikon, which dates back to the early 1900’s.
The vision of the CPUT is to be at the heart of technology education and innovation in Africa. Aims that comprise its mission are
- To build a university that is highly efficient, sustainable and environmentally conscious
- To be known for the high quality of our teaching and learning and the relevance of our curriculum
- Tocreate a vibrant and well resourced living and learning environment for our students
- To enhance and develop the quality and effectiveness of our research and knowledge production