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Higher Degrees Academic Programs

New Generation Universities “do different things” to span the main focus areas of teaching and learning, research and community service, under a broader, integrated focus of serving society and, more particularly, their immediate communities (Louw, 2008)

VUT offers postgraduate courses to those students who want intellectual cultivation, character growth and personal development on an unprecedented scale. Our Masters Degrees and Doctorate studies are available within the following faculties:

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A postgraduate degree for a course within the Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences allows the student to conduct innovative research within a number of specialized fields.

Upon completion students are equipped with knowledge that not only makes them adept within the field of research, but will also offer them the best chance of employment. Courses within our faculty offer the student the chance to conduct innovative and dynamic research that, through the cooperation between the student, university and governmental or research institution, may provide the necessary changes to our modern society. Courses are split into both Masters and Doctorate postgraduate degrees.

The Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences offer the following Masters courses:

  • Information Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Office Management & Technology

Students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to conduct and assist with all IT associated activities and developments with a Masters Degree in Information Technology, while a Masters in Office Management and Technology will allow the student to specialize in running a corporate office suite. Masters Degrees in Chemistry and Biotechnology will place the student at the forefront of scientific research, with an emphasis on sustainability and societal benefit.

The Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences also offers the following Doctorate courses:

  • Information Systems
  • Chemistry
  • Biotechnology

A Doctorate Degree offers the highest possible level of qualification in the intended field, and is a powerful acknowledgement of the student’s hard work, discipline and knowledge of the subject.

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The engineering field is a highly specialised area of expertise. The reliance on specialists within the field means that those with engineering qualifications are likely to find numerous vacant engineering jobs.

Vaal University of Technology offers students the opportunity to grasp the necessary skills that they will require in order to work within the engineering field. Using state-of-the-art technology and a collection of specialisations, a post-graduate student with an engineering degree can look forward to a long and fruitful career.

Vaal University of Technology’s Faculty of Engineering and Technology offers the following Masters courses:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering

Electrical Engineering focuses on the application, installation and maintenance of electronic and electromagnetism systems. Focusing on electronic circuits and devices is within the practice of electronic engineering graduates. Our civil engineering postgraduate degrees specialise in a number of ancillary fields including transport, structures, water, geotech, construction, management and urban engineering.

The Faculty of Engineering and Technology offers the following Doctorate courses:

    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering

A Doctorate qualification from the Vaal University of Technology will offer its students the highest qualification possible within the engineering and technology field, making them specialists within their desired practices.

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The Faculty of Human Sciences offers courses to students seeking to extend their humanities studies and specialize in a chosen field within the subject. The social sciences cover a range of different fields that make up our communal and interconnected societies.

The studies of human sciences help to stimulate the students’ ability to think analytically as well as creatively. Analytic thinking improves a student’s capability to reach logical conclusions, while creativity improves ones chances of reaching goals that may have been unattainable when using standard methods and practices. Vaal University of Technology offers value-added and enriching courses for Postgraduate degree students. Our courses are designed so that students have the best opportunity to find employment after their studies, and that they may use their acquired skills to serve themselves and their communities well.

The following Masters courses are available at the Vaal University of Technology:

  • Ceramic Design
  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Multimedia
  • Photography
  • Fashion
  • Food Service Management
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Public Relations Management
  • Tourism & Hospitality Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (NQF 8)

Postgraduate degrees in Ceramic Design, Fine Art, Photography and Fashion will stimulate growth and foster knowledge in the fields of aesthetic and practical arts, whereas Graphic Design and Multimedia will encourage the application of art into digital and marketing practices. Our Management courses, with an emphasis on hospitality, instill skills that can help adapt students to work in any field of management.

For students looking to enhance their academic qualifications and personal skills to the optimum point in their chosen field of study, the Vaal University of Technology offers the following Doctorate courses:

  • Fine Art
  • Photography
  • Food Service Management

For more information on Masters and Doctorate courses at the Vaal University of Technology, contact us.

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The Faculty of Management Sciences offers courses that focus on developing leadership intended for use within the corporate field. Our management courses are structured in such a way that the student may acquire the necessary skills to engage and work within businesses effectively.

By encouraging responsibility in the student we not only promote their ability to work well with other people, but we instil the students with a sense of ethical integrity and leadership. The postgraduate courses in the Faculty of Management Sciences are demanding, and therefore expect the student to think constructively and become adaptive to an ever changing paradigm of study.

At the Vaal University of Technology we offer the following Masters courses:

  • Business Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Labour Relations Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Cost & Management Accounting

A Masters degree in Business Administration will assist the student in excelling in any office environment, while Human Resource and Labour Relations Management will allow the student to excel in any employment related situation. A Masters student in Logistics is most adept at controlling the flow of resources, resources that a Marketing Masters student is incredibly astute at selling, helped by the monetary know how of a Cost & Management Accounting graduate.

For the most discerning Management degree graduates, the Vaal University of Technology offers doctorate courses in the following subjects:

  • Business
  • Marketing

For more information or queries regarding postgraduate courses at the Vaal University of Technology, contact us.

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Our postgraduate courses are emphasized by the intense levels of research required for completion. Postgraduate research requires strict time management on the part of the student because of the many hours involved in gathering, evaluating and reporting on data. Postgraduate research also needs to be done by a student who is independent and who has the self-drive to complete this incredibly formidable task.

The students will not be alone in their endeavors as they will be assisted by both a professional supervisor and the faculty at large. With that support structure, postgraduate students may specialize within their field of study, or change into a field of study within which they have not served before. Ultimately the student will explore new academic boundaries by conducting new research, expanding on existing research, or conducting new methods of measurement and testing.

The minimum required time to complete the course will be one year and the maximum time will be 4 years for Masters and 5 years for Doctorate studies.

A student has to register each year for the duration of study of the Higher Degree.