Some of Cape Peninsula University of Technology's new offerings

CPUT is the only university in South Africa to offer a Diploma or Bachelor in Geomatics

CPUT is the only university in South Africa to offer a Diploma or Bachelor in Geomatics

Diploma in Clothing and Textile Technology

If you are looking for an industry with a job waiting for you at the end of a three-year course, then look no further than the brand new diploma in Clothing and Textile Technology.

In 2017 the course (part of our engineering faculty) will kick off exclusively at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) to replace the National Diploma in Clothing Management.

Using state-of-the-art equipment like 3D body scanners and a variety of technologies used in garment construction like ultrasonic welders, buttonholers and embroidery machines, students will be equipped with the scientific and technical knowledge to master any realm of the clothing and textiles field.

Thus far, all our students have found employment in the clothing, textile or retail sectors upon finishing this qualification, and are much sought after by the industry. A workplace-based learning component is also built into the course to ensure students are ready for the rigours of industry.

Contact Charlene Parenzee at [email protected] or 021 959 6466 for more information

Diploma in Horticulture and Diploma in Landscape Architecture

If you fancy a career where getting your hands dirty is part of the job, then enrol for the Diploma in Horticulture, on offer in the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. The horticulture diploma is unique in that it is offered in the Western Cape, home of the Cape Floral Region (one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world). Graduating as horticulturists, students will be able to work in any sector of the green industries, municipalities, Sanbi and SANParks, or advance to postgraduate studies in research and/or further specialisation in horticulture.

If you have more of a creative flair then the brand new Diploma in Landscape Architecture may be just the thing for you. The new offering replaces the old Landscape Technology course and will be the only diploma-level landscape design course offered in the Western Cape aligned with the South African Council for the Landscape Architectural Profession’s core competencies. 

With its architectural and design focus students can expect to express their love of nature within a design and construction context. Graduating as professional landscape technicians, students will discover a wealth of career opportunities in the design and construction industries.

Contact Denise Daniels [email protected] at 021 9596478 for more information on both these courses

Diploma or Bachelor in Geomatics

As South Africa continues to enjoy a construction and engineering boom the study of Geomatics has become a critically scarce skill. CPUT is the only University of Technology in SA to offer a Diploma or Bachelor in Geomatics. The new course is endorsed and accredited by the SA Geomatics Council and is based on a combination of the old Surveying and Geographical Information Science (GISc) courses. 

Students capture, process and analyse spatial information about the Earth to assist town and regional planners, surveyors and civil engineers to plot and plan new developments.

The three-year course is split between two-and-a-half years of full-time study with a six-month work integrated learning component, so students learn while they earn.

Contact J Raubenheimer at [email protected] or call 021 959 6437 for more information