Tshwane University of Technology offers a range of programs with varying Admission Point Score (APS) requirements, accommodating students with APS as low as 18 to 25. Here’s an outline of the APS requirements for different levels of study at TUT:

  • Certificates: These programs typically require lower APS scores, suitable for students with scores from 18.
  • Diplomas: Require moderate APS scores, with some programs available for students with scores as low as 18.
  • Degrees: Generally demand higher APS scores, starting from the standard range and going up.

APS Score Categories:

  • Low APS Scores: Range between 14 and 20.
  • Average APS Scores: Typically from 20 to 25.
  • High APS Scores: Start at 25 and can go up to 45.


Courses with APS Scores from 14 to 19:

  • HCert (Music) – NQF Level 5: APS 18
  • Dip (Wildlife Management) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits): APS 18
  • Higher Certificate in Resource and Waste Management: APS 18
  • HCert (Water Treatment) – NQF Level 5: APS 18
  • Dip (Contact Centre Management) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits): APS 19
  • Dip (Animal Sciences) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits): APS 19
  • Dip (Crop Production) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits): APS 19
  • Dip (Dental Technology) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits): APS 19
  • Dip (Administrative Information Management): APS 19
  • Dip (Contact Centre Management) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits): APS 19

Courses with APS Scores from 20 to 25:

  • Dip (Fashion Design and Technology) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits): APS 20
  • Dip (Fine and Applied Arts) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits): APS 20
  • Dip (Jewellery Design and Manufacture) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits): APS 20
  • HCert (Construction Engineering) – NQF Level 5 (140 credits): APS 20
  • HCert (Electrical Engineering) – NQF Level 5 (140 credits): APS 20
  • HCert (Industrial Engineering) – NQF Level 5 (140 credits)
  • HCert (Mechanical Engineering) – NQF Level 5 (140 credits): APS 20
  • Dip (Correctional and Rehabilitation Studies) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits)
  • Dip (Language Practice) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits): APS 20
  • Dip (Industrial Design) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits): APS 21
  • Dip (Analytical Chemistry) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits): APS 21
  • Dip (Biotechnology) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits): APS 21
  • Dip (Environmental Sciences) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits): APS 21
  • Dip (Commercial Photography) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits): APS 22
  • Dip (Interior Design) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits): APS 22
  • Dip (Motion Picture Production) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits): APS 22
  • Dip (Accounting) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits): APS 22
  • Dip (Public Finance) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits): APS 23
  • HCert (Accounting) – NQF Level 5 (120 credits): APS 23
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This structured approach to APS requirements ensures that TUT caters to a broad spectrum of academic abilities, promoting inclusive education across various fields of study.

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