Cape Peninsula University Of Technology Zonnebloem

Cape Peninsula University Of Technology Zonnebloem

Cape Peninsula University Of Technology Zonnebloem, Set on the historic slopes of District Six, the Cape Town Campus is flanked by the city’s most notable landmark Table Mountain.

This institution is the only University of Technology in the Western Cape province and is also the largest, with 30 000 students and more than 70 programmes. The Cape Town Campus is popular with international students and caters annually for 3 000 students from 74 countries speaking up to 100 languages. It is a research-focussed university with six faculties and more than 800 undergraduate and post graduate courses and career specific short courses. Most of the courses offered by CPUT incorporate in-service training, consisting of an internship, usually six months to a year.

The University’s co-operative education policy ensures the student is placed within a company approved by the university making it possible for institutional academic learning to be incorporated into work-based experience.


  • Applied Sciences
  • Business Education & Social Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Health & Wellness Sciences
  • Informatics & Design

Short Courses

  • Centre for Continuing Education
  • Graduate Centre of Management
  • ICT Academy
  • Computerised Tomography
  • Survival Centre
  • South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre

Other Campuses


To be at the heart of technology education and innovation in Africa.


  • To be efficient, sustainable and environmentally conscious
  • To create a vibrant, well-resourced living and learning environment for our students
  • To enhance and develop the quality and effectiveness of our research and knowledge production
  • To focus on high quality teaching.

Core Values

  • Accountability
  • Efficiency
  • Equity
  • Excellence
  • Mutual Respect
  • Ubuntu


The university was established January 2005 following the merge of the Cape Technikon and the Peninsula Technikon. A plan implemented by the Ministry of Education in 2002 for the unification of higher education institutes into Universities of Technology in South Africa.

The name was approved in 2003 and in 2005, Cape Peninsula University of Technology was officially launched. The first vice Chancellor, Prof Lineo Vuyisa Mazwi-Tanga was appointed in 2006.

In May 2008 Trevor Manuel was appointed the first chancellor.