The VUT

The VUT, Established in 2004 as Vaal University of Technology (VUT), it originated as a College of Advanced Technical Education (1966-1979) and was later known as Vaal Triangle Technikon (1979-2003).



As part of the transformation of the higher education sector in 2004, institutional restructuring reduced, through mergers and incorporations, the number of institutions of higher education and training in South Africa from 36 to 23. Vaal University of Technology was subsequently established under the Higher Education Act, No 101 of 1997.

Based in southern Gauteng, Vaal University of Technology draws students from all regions of the country as well as 25 other countries. It is one of the largest universities of technology in South Africa, with an annual enrolment of about 21 000 students. The University is well positioned to make a substantial contribution to the development of human capital in the southern Gauteng region, the country and the continent.

It has four faculties:

  • Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Faculty of Management Sciences.

VUT has four campuses. The Vanderbijlpark Campus is situated on 4.6 hectares of land with a state-of-the-art Library, lecture halls, laboratories, auditoriums and offices. Three satellite campuses extend the academic business of the university into Secunda and Kempton Park (also in Gauteng) and Upington, in the Northern Cape. An extension to the main campus is located in Educity, Sebokeng, which is being developed into a Science and Technology Park and the seat of the southern Gauteng regional Innovation Hub. VUT is located in a highly industrialised area alongside major petro-chemical, steel, engineering, telecommunications and manufacturing companies. It is also surrounded by communities with poor economic backgrounds.



Vision

VUT is the university that leads in innovative knowledge and quality technology education

Mission

To produce top quality, employable and entrepreneurial graduates who can impact society through:

  • Adopting cutting-edge technology and teaching methods
  • Producing a scholarly environment conducive to learning and innovation
  • Developing a Programmes and Qualifications Mix (PQM) that meets the needs of society in Africa and beyond.

CONTACT DETAILS

Vanderbijlpark Campus

 +27 (0)16 950 9000


Andries Potgieter Blvd, Private Bag X021, Vanderbijlpark, 1900, Gauteng, South Africa
Fax: +27 (0)16 950 9999

Admission Enquiries

 +27 (0)16 950 9356




Call Centre

 +27 (0)861 861 888


General Telephone

 +27 (0)16 950 9924


Alternative Nr: +27 (0)16 950 9925

International Students

 +27 (0)16 950 9578


Alternative Nr: +27 (0)16 950 9946 / 9781 / 9364

Faculty Enquiries

Faculty of Human Sciences

Cleo

 +27 (0)16 950 6865


Fax: +27 (0)16 950 9789

Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences

Mrs. Kathy van Schalwyk

 +27 (0)16 950 9249


Fax: +27 (0)16 950 9793

Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences

Madeleine

 +27 (0)16 950 9648


Alternative Nr: +27 (0)16 950 9321 / 7592
Fax: +27 (0)16 950 9794

Faculty of Management Sciences

Marketing/Retail Business. Management /Sport Management

 +27 (0)16 950 6890


Fax to e-mail: +27 (0)86 731 8700

Faculty of Management Sciences

Accountancy

 +27 (0)16 950 9267


Fax: +27 (0)16 950 9576

Faculty of Management Sciences

Human Resources

 +27 (0)16 950 6872


Fax to e-mail: +27 (0)86 614 1322

Faculty of Management Sciences

Logistics

 +27 (0) 16 950 6883


Fax to e-mail: +27 (0) 86 612 8228

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Metallurgical Engineering Civil Engineering and Building

 +27(0) 16 950 9243


Alternative Nr: +27 (0)16 950 9241
Fax to e-mail: +27 (0)86 612 8228

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Mechanical Engineering

 +27 (0)16 950 9287


Fax: +27 (0)16 950 9287

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Chemical Engineering Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

 +27 (0)16 950 9243


Alternative Nr: +27 (0)16 950 9287

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Electronic Engineering, Power Engineering, Process Control, Computer System

 +27 (0)16 950 9416




Alternative Nr: +27 (0)16 950 9254 / 9929 / 9295 / 9323 / 9254