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TUT applications open for 2025 courses that require 20 APS or less Requirements

By Thabo · Feb 27, 2024

TUT applications open for 2025 courses that require 20 APS or less Requirements. TUT has courses that require 20 APS or less Requirements that prospective students can apply for 2025.

 

TUT applications open for 2025 courses that require 20 APS or less Requirements:

Faculty of Arts and Design:

Diploma in Fashion Design and Technology

Campus where offered: Arts Campus

APS: 20
English: 3

Assessment Procedure:

Applicants with an APS of 20 and more will be invited to complete a practical selection project and an interview. The APS will contribute 20% to the final admission score, the interview will contribute 20% and the demonstration of skills will contribute 60%
Minimum duration: Three Years
Closing date for application: 31 July

Possible careers:
Fashion designer; Digital & Manual pattern cutter; Digital & Manual pattern grader; Manual and digital pattern making; Garment technologist; Wardrobe assistant; Visual retail merchandiser; Fashion retail merchandiser; Fashion retail buyer; Fashion entrepreneur

Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts  

Campus where offered: 

APS: 20
English: 3
 

Assessment procedures: 

Applicants who apply before the closing of applications and who meet the minimum criteria will be invited to submit a portfolio for evaluation, and to complete a questionnaire. The APS will contribute 20% to the final admission score, the questionnaire will contribute 30% and the portfolio will contribute 50%
 

Minimum duration: Three Years
Closing date for application: 31 July

 

Possible careers:
Product developer in glass/ceramics/fibre; Designer in glass/ ceramics/fibre; Crafter in glass/ceramics/fibre; Painter; Sculptor; Installation artist; Printmaker; Ceramist; Fibre artist; Glass artist; Muralist; Museum/ gallery guide; Museum/gallery curator; Illustrator.

Diploma in Jewellery Design and Manufacture 

Campus where offered: Arts Campus

APS: 20
English: 3
 

Assessment procedures: 
Applicants who apply before the closing of applications and who meet the minimum criteria will be invited to submit a portfolio for evaluation, to attend a practical selection process, and to complete a questionnaire. The portfolio will contribute 35%, an interview based upon a questionnaire answered by the candidate, 30%, and the completion of the basic skills demonstration, 35% to the selection score.

Minimum duration: Three Years
Closing date for application: 31 July

 

Possible careers:
CAD designer; Advanced bench worker; Product developer; Setter; CAM practitioner; 3D wax printer technician; Artist jeweller; Restorer; Jewellery retailer; Product representative; Caster; Wax carver; Jewellery renderer; Model maker.

Diploma in Performing Arts 

Campus where offered: Arts Campus

APS: 20
English: 4
 

Assessment procedures: 
Dance (DPDC20): Applicants will be invited to attend an audition during which they must present the following: - participate in a dance class (demonstrating multiple techniques); and - present a solo in preferred technique. 

Music (DPMU20): Applicants will be invited to attend an audition during which they must present the following: - an interview; - music proficiency test; and - practical individual audition demonstrating either: • a musical instrument, playing a prescribed piece of an own choice; or • singing – perform two classical songs/arias (any language). 

 

Theatre Arts and Design: Applicants apply and register for any one of the following disciplines: 

 

Technical Theatre and Design (DPTT20): Applicants will be invited for an interview. Selected applicants must participate in the following: - creativity assessment; and - demonstration of technical skills test (includes both theory and practical).

 Theatre Arts and Performance (DPTD20): Applicants will be invited to attend an audition. Selected applicants must present the following: - perform a prescribed text; and - perform an own choice extract – comprising either acting, or singing and dance

 

Minimum duration: Three Years
Closing date for application: 31 July

Possible careers:
DANCE discipline stream: Choreographer; Creative entrepreneur; Dancer; Dance captain; Performing Arts maker; Performing Arts reviewer; Theatre maker. 

THEATRE ARTS & DESIGN discipline stream: Actor; Applied Theatre practitioner; Creative entrepreneur; Director; Lighting/sound operator; Media performer (radio and television); Musical Theatre performer; Performing Arts maker; Performing Arts reviewer; Performing Arts technician; Physical Theatre practitioner; Production manager; Scriptwriter; Stage manager; Stage technical crew; Theatre maker; Theatre technician; Voice-over artist. 

 

MUSIC discipline stream: Choral conductor; Chorus member; Composer; Creative entrepreneur; Film-score composer; Jazz musician; Jingle writer; Music producer; Opera singer; Performing Arts maker; Performing Arts reviewer; Theatre maker

Higher Certificate in Music  

Campus where offered: Arts Campus

APS: 18
English: 3
 

Assessment procedures: 
Admission is subject to an evaluation. Applicants who comply with the minimum requirements will be required to - • Perform an audition (either vocal or on their instrument of choice); and • Attend an interview.

Minimum duration: One Years
Closing date for application: 31 July

 

Possible careers:
Performer, arranger for film, TV and radio and other electronic media, freelance musician, composer, musical director, record producer, performing/multimedia artist, researcher, music programme compiler, sound designer, session musician, music type setter.

Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment:

Higher Certificate in Construction Engineering 

Campus where offered: Pretoria Campus

APS: 20
English: 4
Maths/technical maths: 4

Physical/technical sciences: 3
 

Assessment procedures: 

No further assessment will be done (except for candidates with a N4 Certificate). Applicants who achieve the minimum APS will be considered until the programme complement is full. All completed applications received within the published due dates will be ranked. After consideration of the Departmental Student Enrolment Plan, only the top ranking applicants will be selected.

Minimum duration: One year
Closing date for application: 30 September

Possible careers:
Construction manager or supervisor, project manager, technician in civil engineering working for a civil engineering consultant, construction company, or local, provincial or national government.

Higher Certificate in Electrical Engineering 

Campus where offered: Pretoria and eMalahleni Campus

APS: 20
English: 4
Maths/technical maths: 4

Physical/technical sciences: 3
 

Assessment procedures: 

No further assessment will be done (except for candidates with a N4 Certificate). Applicants who achieve the minimum APS will be considered until the programme complement is full. All completed applications received within the published due dates will be ranked. After consideration of the Departmental Student Enrolment Plan, only the top ranking applicants will be selected.

Minimum duration: One year
Closing date for application: 30 September

Possible careers:
Design, planning, construction and maintenance of specialised fields systems related to electrical engineering.

Higher Certificate in Industrial Engineering 

Campus where offered: Pretoria Campus

APS: 20
English: 4
Maths/technical maths: 4

Physical/technical sciences: 3
 

Assessment procedures: 

No further assessment will be done (except for candidates with a N4 Certificate). Applicants who achieve the minimum APS will be considered until the programme complement is full. All completed applications received within the published due dates will be ranked. After consideration of the Departmental Student Enrolment Plan, only the top ranking applicants will be selected.

Minimum duration: One year
Closing date for application: 30 September

Possible careers:
Technician, manager, entrepreneur and consultant.

Higher Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

Campus where offered: Pretoria Campus

APS: 20
English: 4
Maths/technical maths: 4

Physical/technical sciences: 3
 

Assessment procedures: 
No further assessment will be done (except for candidates with a N4 Certificate). Applicants who achieve the minimum APS will be considered until the programme complement is full. All completed applications received within the published due dates will be ranked. After consideration of the Departmental Student Enrolment Plan, only the top ranking applicants will be selected.

Minimum duration: One year
Closing date for application: 30 September

Possible careers:
Technician, manager, entrepreneur and consultant

Faculty of Humanities:

Diploma in Correctional and Rehabilitation Studies

Campus where offered: Soshanguve South Campus

APS: 20
English: 3
Maths/Maths Lit: 3

Minimum duration: Three years
Closing date for application: 15 June 

Possible careers:
Correctional services official, skills development officer, manager, security official

Diploma in Language Practice

Campus where offered: Soshanguve South Campus

APS: 20
English: 4
Other language: 4

Minimum duration: Three Years
Closing date for application: 31 July

Possible careers:
General language practitioner, translator, editor or proof reader, language adviser, consultant, technologist, editor/publisher, columnist, writer, interpreter, language planner.

Diploma in Law

Campus where offered: Soshanguve South and Mbombela Campuses

APS: 20
English: 4

Minimum duration: Three Years
Closing date for application: 31 July

Possible careers:
Costs consultants at cost consulting firms, cost consultant proprietors, paralegals in law firms, paralegals at justice centres (Legal Aid Board), paralegals at the office of the Master of the Supreme Court, paralegals at the Deeds’ Office, paralegals at private companies such as Scorpion Legal Protection

Diploma in Legal Support

Campus where offered: Soshanguve South Campus

APS: 20
English: 4
Other language: 3

Minimum duration:  Three Years
Closing date for application: 31 July

Possible careers:
Conveyancing secretaries, legal secretaries, paralegals in law firms, paralegals at justice centres (Legal Aid Board), paralegals at the office of the Master of the Supreme Court, paralegals at the Deeds’ Office, paralegals at private companies such as Scorpion Legal Protection.

Diploma in Policing 

Campus where offered: Soshanguve South Campus

APS: 20
English: 3
Maths/technical maths: 3
Maths Lit: 3

Minimum duration: Three Years
Closing date for application: 31 July

Possible careers:
Employee of SAPS, reservist, security occupation community policing, municipal and metro police, private investigator.

Diploma in Public Affairs 

Campus where offered: Soshanguve South, Mbombela and Polokwane Campuses.

APS: 20
English: 3
Maths/technical maths: 3
Maths Lit: 3

Minimum duration: Three Years
Closing date for application: 31 July

Possible careers:
Clerk, public official manager

Diploma in Traffic Safety and Municipal Police Management 

Campus where offered: Soshanguve South, Mbombela and Polokwane Campuses.

APS: 20
English: 3
Maths/technical maths: 3
Maths Lit: 3

Minimum duration: Three Years
Closing date for application: 15 June

Possible careers:
Road traffic and municipal police official, licensing and registration, road safety, senior position in traffic safety division, traffic chief, metro or municipal police official.

Faculty of Management Sciences:

Diploma in Administrative Information Management 

Campus where offered: Pretoria, eMalahleni and Polokwane campuses

APS: 19
English: 4
Maths/maths lit/technical maths: 3

 

Assessment procedures: 
Applicants with a final APS of 22 and more will be 
admitted to the programme. Applicants with a score of 19 to 21 will be required 
to do the TUT potential assessment.

Minimum duration: Three years.
Closing date for application: 30 September.

Possible careers: 
Secretary, administration officer, personal assistant, office manager.

Diploma in Adventure Tourism Management 

Campus where offered: Mbombela campus

APS: 20
English: 4
Maths/ technical maths: 3
Maths Lit: 4

Recommended subject(s): Business Studies, Geography and Tourism Studies.

Assessment procedures: 
Applicants with a final APS of 25 and more will be 
admitted to the programme. Applicants with a score of 20 to 24 may be invited 
to do the TUT potential assessment

Minimum duration: Three years.
Closing date for application: 30 September.

Possible careers: 
Adventure specialist, planning and presenting outdoor activities (e.g. rafting, mountain climbing, bungee jumping), providing outdoor
equipment, tourism operator.

Diploma in Contact Centre Management 

Campus where offered: Pretoria Campus

APS: 19
English:  4 for English 
Maths/maths lit/technical maths: 3

Assessment procedures:
Applicants with a final APS of 22 and more will be admitted to the programme. Applicants with a score of 19 to 21 will be required 
to do the TUT potential assessment

Minimum duration: Three years.
Closing date for application: 30 September.

Diploma in Ecotourism Management 

Campus where offered: Mbombela Campus

APS: 20
English: 4
Maths/technical maths: 3
Maths Lit: 4
Recommended subject(s): Business Studies, Geography, Hospitality Studies, 
Life Sciences and Tourism.

Assessment procedures: 
Applicants with a final APS of 25 and more will be 
admitted to the programme. Applicants with a score of 20 to 24 may be invited 
to do the TUT potential assessment.

Minimum duration: Three years.
Closing date for application: 30 September.

Possible careers: 
Field guide, ecotourism guide, tour operator, planner, developer, manager, entrepreneur, eco-destination planner, manager at eco-lodges.

Diploma in Event Management

Campus where offered: Pretoria Campus

APS: 20
English: 4
Maths/technical maths: 3
Maths Lit: 4

Recommended subject(s): Business Studies, Hospitality Studies and Tourism.

Assessment procedures: 
Applicants with a final APS of 25 and more will be 
admitted to the programme. Applicants with a score of 20 to 24 may be invited 
to do the TUT potential assessment.

Minimum duration: Three years.
Closing date for application: 30 September.

Possible careers: 
Events coordinator, events planner,
events manager.

Diploma in Food Operations Management 

Campus where offered: Pretoria Campus

APS: 20
English: 3
Maths/maths Lit/technical maths: 3

Assessment procedures: 
Applicants with a final APS of 24 and more will be 
admitted to the programme. Applicants with a score of 20 to 23 will be required to do the TUT potential assessment.

Minimum duration: Three years.
Closing date for application: 30 September.

Possible careers: 
Food Management Industries: Working in Hospital Kitchens, Old Age Homes, Prison Service Hostels, Hotels and Boarding Schools, Banqueting and as Mass Catering Chefs.

Diploma in Management Services 

Campus where offered: Pretoria Campus

APS: 20
English: 3
Maths/technical maths: 3
Maths Lit: 5

Assessment procedures: 
Applicants with a final APS of 24 and more will be 
admitted to the programme. Applicants with a score of 20 to 23 will be required 
to do the TUT potential assessment.

Minimum duration: Three years.
Closing date for application: 30 September.

Possible careers:
Work-study practitioner, management services practitioner, business analyst, value-chain consultant.

Diploma in Operations Management 

Campus where offered: Pretoria Campus

APS: 20
English: 3
Maths/technical maths: 3
Maths Lit: 5

Assessment procedures: 
Applicants with a final APS of 24 and more will be 
admitted to the programme. Applicants with a score of 20 to 23 will be required 
to do the TUT potential assessment

Minimum duration: Three years.
Closing date for application: 30 September.

Possible careers:
Inventory controller, materials manager, operations manager, production analyst, 
process engineer.

Faculty of Science:

Diploma in Animal Sciences

Campus where offered: Pretoria Campus.

APS: 19 (with Mathematics or Technical Mathematics) or 20 (with Mathematical Literacy)
English: 4
Maths/technical maths: 3
Maths Lit: 4

Recommended subject(s): 

Preference will be given to applicants with Agricultural Sciences, Life Sciences, and/or Physical Sciences.

Assessment procedures: 
Applicants with a score of 23 and more will be considered for admission. - Applicants with a score of 20 (19 with Mathematics) to 23 will be kept on a waiting list from which the applicants with the highest APS will be selected. Waiting lists will be cleared at the end of September and November

Minimum duration: Three Years
Closing date for application: 31 July

Possible careers:
Animal production manager, animal production representative, animal production technician, researcher farmer, feedlot manager, lecturer, agricultural journalist.

Diploma in Crop Sciences 

Campus where offered: Pretoria Campus.

APS: 19 (with Mathematics or Technical Mathematics) or 20 (with Mathematical Literacy)
English: 4
Maths/technical maths: 3
Maths Lit: 4

Recommended subject(s): 

Preference will be given to applicants with Agricultural Sciences, Life Sciences, and/or Physical Sciences.

Assessment procedures: 
Applicants with a score of 23 and more will be considered for admission. - Applicants with a score of 20 (19 with Mathematics) to 23 will be kept on a waiting list from which the applicants with the highest APS will be selected. Waiting lists will be cleared at the end of September and November

Minimum duration: Three Years
Closing date for application: 31 July 

Possible careers:
Commercial crop producer, production manager, extension service worker.

Higher Certificate in Dental Assisting 

Campus where offered: Pretoria Campus.

APS: 18
English: 4
Maths/technical maths: 3
Maths Lit: 4 

Additional subjects: 3

Assessment Procedure:

Applicants with a minimum of one years’ relevant working experience as a Dental Assistant, with an Admission Point Score (APS) of 18 will also be considered. 

 Applicants with a minimum of one years’ relevant working experience as a Dental Assistant, with an Admission Point Score (APS) lower than 18 may also be admitted through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Minimum duration: One Year
Closing date for application: 31 July 

Possible careers:
Assisting in a dental practice, assisting a dentist, infection control, stock control and accounts.

Higher certificate in Resource and Waste Management

Campus where offered: Arcadia Campus.

APS: 18 (with Mathematics or Technical Mathematics) or 21 (with Mathematical Literacy
English: 3
Maths/technical maths: 3
Maths Lit: 6

Assessment procedures: 

Applicants who achieve the minimum APS will be invited to write an academic proficiency test and students will be selected according to the results obtained in this test.
 

Minimum duration: A minimum of one or two years (depending on the programme offering).
Closing date for application: 30 September

Higher Certificate in Water Treatment

Campus where offered: Arcadia Campus.

APS: 18 (with Mathematics or Technical Mathematics) or 21 (with Mathematical Literacy
English: 3
Maths/technical maths: 3
Maths Lit: 6

Minimum duration: One Year
Closing date for application: 30 September

Possible careers:
Water care technician, water care technologist and process controller

Studying at TUT with a low APS is possible if you choose the right course and meet the other admission requirements. TUT offers a variety of courses that cater to different interests and career goals. You can also benefit from the practical skills and industry exposure that TUT provides. However, you need to apply early and follow the application process carefully to secure your place at TUT, See here the important steps to follow to apply successfully at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT).

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does TUT accept 20 points?

Yes, TUT accepts 20 points for admission to some of the courses. However, it is important to note that the minimum admission requirements for each course may vary, so it is always best to check the TUT prospectus for the latest minimum admission requirements.

What can I study at TUT with 20 points?

With 20 points (APS) you can study the following courses:

  • Diploma in Fashion Design and Technology
  • Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts  
  • Diploma in Jewellery Design and Manufacture
  • Diploma in Performing Arts 
  • Higher Certificate in Construction Engineering 
  • Higher Certificate in Electrical Engineering 
  • Higher Certificate in Industrial Engineering
  • Higher Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Correctional and Rehabilitation Studies
  • Diploma in Language Practice
  • Diploma in Law
  • Diploma in Legal Support
  • Diploma in Policing
  • Diploma in Public Affairs
  • Diploma in Traffic Safety and Municipal Police Management 
  • Diploma in Adventure Tourism Management
  • Diploma in Ecotourism Management 
  • Diploma in Event Management
  • Diploma in Management Services 
  • Diploma in Food Operations Management 
  • Diploma in Operations Management 


Does TUT accept 18 APS?

Yes, TUT accepts 18 APS (points) for admission to some of the courses. However, it is important to note that the minimum admission requirements for each course may vary, so it is always best to check the TUT prospectus for the latest minimum admission requirements.

What can I study at TUT with 18 APS (points)?

With 18 APS (points) you can study the following courses:

  • Higher Certificate in Music  
  • Higher Certificate in Dental Assisting 
  • Higher certificate in Resource and Waste Management
  • Higher Certificate in Water Treatment

 

Does TUT accept 19 aps?

Yes, TUT accepts 19 APS (points) for admission to some of the courses. However, it is important to note that the minimum admission requirements for each course may vary, so it is always best to check the TUT prospectus for the latest minimum admission requirements.

What can I study at TUT with 19 APS (points)?

With 19 APS (points) you can study the following courses:

  • Diploma in Administrative Information Management 
  • Diploma in Contact Centre Management
  • Diploma in Animal Sciences
  • Diploma in Crop Sciences


What is the lowest aps score at TUT?

The lowest APS score at TUT is 18. This is the minimum APS requirement for most of TUT's Higher Certificate courses. However, it is important to note that the minimum APS requirement for each course may vary, so it is always best to check the TUT prospectus for the latest minimum admission requirements.

 

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