Vaal University of Technology (VUT)

Vaal University of Technology is a tertiary institution in South Africa. 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.

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.

Departments and Faculties

Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences








Faculty of Human Sciences




Faculty of Management




Faculty of Engineering and Technology







How to Apply

Entrance requirements to any programme at the VUT will be considered in terms of students holding the South African National Senior Certificate (NSC); a South African Senior Certificate (prior 2008); or a Matric Certificate;  or N3 Certificate with a minimum of 60% as an entry requirement. The initial selection will be based on your final Grade 11 or any latest Grade 12 results, firm offers will be done on the basis of the final NSC results.

NB. Please note the additional/specific requirements are specified per program


Contact Details

Physical Address

Andries Potgieter Blvd, Vanderbijlpark, 1900

Upington Campus
P.O. Box 2468

Dr Nelson Mandela Drive (Le Roux Street)
Buildings of the Roman Catholic Church Upington

Tel: +27(0)54 332 3304
Fax: +27(0)86 455 3185

Dennis Adams
Email: [email protected]

Jacorina Diergaardt
Email: [email protected]

Wendell Adams
Email: [email protected]

Secunda Campus

P.O. Box 3595 – Secunda – 2302 – 8 Carl Bosch Street – South Africa
Tel: +27(0)17 631 1990/1971 – Fax: +27(0)17 631 2328

Website: www.vut.ac.za