Subject advice


Maths and Physical Sciences are compulsory for all Engineering degrees and for most National Diplomas. Complementary subjects such as Maths Literacy, Geography, Information Technology, Computer Application Technology (CAT), Mechanical, Civil and Electrical Engineering are recommended for this area.


University Courses


Maths and Physical Sciences and English are compulsory, and you have to obtain a minimum of 5 in all your subjects (at UJ) with an Average Point Score (APS) of 35 for your 6 academic subjects. There are, however, universities that require a minimum of a 7 for Maths and a 6 or 7 for Physical Sciences for Engineering.


University of Technology Courses


Maths and Physical Sciences are compulsory for most of the Diploma / B Tech courses. There are some National Diplomas such as Industrial Design where Maths Literacy is accepted.


Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges


You need Grade 9, and you must be 16 years old.


Private Institutions and Training Centres


Admission requirements differ from institution to institution therefore, you must make completely sure your marks comply with their criteria.


Career Fields


  • Engineering or Engineering Support
  • Architecture, Draughting and Technical Drawing
  • Building and Construction or Building Support
  • Artisans
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive or Automotive Support
  • Geology, Mining and Mining Support
  • Woodwork and Furniture
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