Faculty of Engineering and Technology

These programmes continues to produce highly skilled graduates in the areas of science, engineering and technology at its East London, Butterworth and Mthatha campuses.
Close to 60 programmes in engineering, applied environmental sciences, computing, and mathematical and computational sciences, are offered across the four campuses.

The programmes is keenly actively in the area of new knowledge production, focusing on five areas which assist sustainable development:

– Earth and environmental sciences

– Engineering and technology

– Physical sciences

– Life sciences

– Modelling of linear and non-linear systems with applications.
The science, engineering and technology schools also offer extended curriculum programmes.  These programmes are designed to equip students, who do not meet necessary requirements, with the skills to be successful in their studies.

Minimum admission requirements

Matric & NSC Requirements

Campus prospectuses set out details of NSC and matric requirements for each programme.

Admission Point Score

Applicants who have obtained an NSC qualification must meet the required Admission Point Score (APS) score that is set for each programme.

NSC results are translated into points for each NSC subject. Results of interviews and other assessments may also be taken into account in determining the total APS or Admission Point Score.

Unless otherwise stated within a campus prospectus, WSU has, in terms of the new NSC, allocated a rating system according to levels as follows:


Level Percentage Symbol Status of achievement APS
7               90-100%              A+                 Outstanding achievement      9
7 80-90% A Outstanding achievement 8
6 70-79% B Meritorious achievement 7
5 60-69% C Substantial achievement 6
4 50-59% D Moderate achievement 5
3 40-49% E Adequate achievement 4
2 30-39% F Elementary achievement 1


Admission from other degree and diploma programmes

Students with appropriate degrees will be considered for admission to postgraduate programmes. A limited number of students with incomplete degrees will be considered for admission to all graduate programmes.