DUT Postgraduate Online Application 2020
The purpose of this Postgraduate Student Guide is to provide generic guidelines to you as a Masters or Doctoral student and your supervisors, as well as to provide useful information for Honours/BTech students, as prospective Masters students. This Guide sets out the procedures which you, as a postgraduate student, need to follow. It brings together the University rules, the various requirements of the Higher Degrees Committee and Senate, as well as matters relating to the preparation of the final dissertation/thesis.
DUT Postgraduate Studies
HOW TO APPLY FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
If you wish to undertake a Masters or Doctoral study at the University, you have two points of enquiry:
- contact the relevant Head of Department if you know your field of study, (list of contacts) or
- contact the Research and Postgraduate Office (list of contacts) for guidance as to the relevant Head of Department, depending on your previous qualifications and interests.
You then complete and submit a PG1 form and supporting documentation to the HoD for consideration, and if the HoD is satisfied that the you are a suitable student for higher degree study in that programme, that the proposed research topic is viable, and that the Department can provide or facilitate adequate supervision and facilities, you complete registration through the relevant Faculty Office.
Once you have been registered you may commence your studies. New students may register at any time throughout the year, but registration after 31st March will mean that this year is not counted as part of the minimum duration of your degree, as stipulated in Rule G25(2)(a) (link to handbook).
Once registration has been completed the clock starts ticking – for a Masters degree the expected completion time is within two years, and for a Doctoral degree three years.
You must re-register each year until the completion of your degree. The closing date for re-registering Masters and Doctoral students is the last working day in March. Failure to re-register before the last working day in March might require you to re-apply for admission to the degree. Re-registration requires the submission of progress reports by both your supervisor and yourself (i.e. before the end of the previous year).
In terms of the University rules:
A student registering formally for the first time for a Masters degree must do so on or before the last working day in March, in order for the current academic year to count towards the minimum duration referred to in Rule G24(2)(a). Such a student may register at any stage after this date but will then also be required to re-register for the whole of the next academic year in order to comply with Rule G24(2)(a). The prescribed full fee is payable whenever a student first registers and the prescribed re-registration fee is payable for every subsequent year for which the student is permitted to continue with the requisite research. No late registration penalty fee is levied.
A student registering formally for the first time for a Doctoral Degree must do so on or before the last working day of the University in March, in order for the current academic year to count towards the minimum duration referred to in Rule G25(2)(a). Such a student may register at any stage after this date, but will then also be required to re-register for the whole of the next two consecutive years in order to comply with Rule G25(2)(a).
Postgraduate Entry Requirements
Postgraduate Qualifications on DUT PQM
The following postgraduate qualifications are included on the DUT Programme and Qualification Mix that has been approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training.
Masters Qualifications Doctoral Qualifications
MTech: Construction Management
MTech: Interior Design
MTech: Quantity Surveying
MTech: Fine Art
MTech: Graphic Design
MTech: Business Administration
MTech: Office Management and Technology
MTech: Cost and Management Accounting
MTech: Human Resources Management
MTech: Public Relations Management
MTech: Information Technology
MTech: Engineering: Chemical
MTech: Engineering: Civil
MTech: Clinical Technology
MTech: Dental Technology
MTech: Emergency Medical Care and Rescue
MTech: Environmental Health
MTech: Consumer Science: Food and Nutrition
MTech: Food Technology
MTech: Language Practice
MTech: Library and Information Studies
MTech: Public Management
MTech: Tourism and Hospitality Management
DTech: Food and Nutrition
DTech: Business Administration
DTech: Human Resources Management
DTech: Information Technology
DTech: Engineering: Chemical
DTech: Engineering: Civil
DTech: Engineering: Electrical
DTech: Engineering: industrial
DTech: Engineering: Mechanical
DTech: Biomedical Technology
DTech: Clinical Technology
DTech: Dental Technology
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