TUT Pretoria Tshwane

The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) stands as a proud testament to South Africa’s inaugural decade of democracy. Beyond its impressive scale and reach, it’s the institution’s dedication to excellence in teaching, research, and community involvement that truly distinguishes it.

Established on January 1, 2004, TUT was formed through the amalgamation of Technikon Northern Gauteng, Technikon North-West, and Technikon Pretoria. This merger marked a shift from the uniquely South African “technikon” designation to the internationally recognized title of “university of technology.”

Spanning four of South Africa’s nine provinces – Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, and the North-West Province – TUT boasts campuses in Tshwane (Pretoria, Soshanguve, and Ga-Rankuwa), Nelspruit, eMalahleni (formerly Witbank), and Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg). Additionally, it draws a significant number of students from other provinces and neighboring countries like Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Swaziland.

TUT’s commitment extends beyond education; it’s deeply rooted in serving the Southern African community. Central to its mission is fostering economic and social progress in the region by supplying a workforce tailored to market demands and contributing to sustainable economic development.

At TUT, education isn’t just about acquiring knowledge; it’s about cultivating a mindset of entrepreneurship and innovation. Through specialized incubators and technology stations, students are empowered to become job creators and innovators, thereby driving prosperity and creativity.

Diversity is celebrated at TUT, with its staff, students, and stakeholders representing a rich tapestry of backgrounds. The university continually evolves to better serve Southern Africa and the wider continent, viewing diversity as a fundamental asset to be cherished and cultivated.

TUT comprises seven faculties:

  1. Economics and Finance
  2. Engineering and the Built Environment
  3. Humanities
  4. Information and Communication Technology
  5. Management Science
  6. Science
  7. The Arts

Fast Facts:

  1. Founded: January 1, 2004.
  2. Number of Students: Approximately 60,000.
  3. Student Demographics: TUT boasts one of the most diverse student bodies in South Africa, reflecting the nation’s rich tapestry of race and gender. With nearly 22 percent of contact students residing in university accommodation, TUT stands as the largest residential higher education institution in Southern Africa.