Durban University of Technology

1001–1200th
World University Rankings 2024
801–1000th
Impact Rankings 2023
151–200th
Young University Rankings 2023
PO Box 1334, Durban, 4000, South Africa

About Durban University of Technology

The Durban University of Technology was established in 2002 with the merging of two prestigious institutions: ML Sultan, and Technikon Natal. The university is located in two of KwaZulu-Natal’s cities: the coastal city of Durban and the capital city of Pietmaritzburg.

The university has six faculties in total: accounting and informatics, applied sciences, arts and design, engineering and the built environment, health sciences, and management sciences. Across these faculties, students can enroll in courses from ecotourism to emergency medical care to chemical engineering among others. Students can study from undergraduate, to postgraduate and doctorate levels.

There is also a writing centre and centre for excellence in learning and teaching. To aid students in their entrepreneurial activities, they have access to both the Durban and Midlands Entrepreneurial Centre and Desks as a platform for students to create start-up companies and make their business ideas a reality. They also have access to the award-winning Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Rapid Incubator, helping students to develop sustainable student and community enterprises.

The city of Piermaritzburg is home to several schools and universities creating a diverse student environment. The city hosts an abundance of entertainment and attractions for students and visitors to enjoy. It is home to the oldest football club in South Africa, Savages FC. Attractions include: Albert Falls Nature Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal Museum and National Botanical Garden. The coastal city of Durban is the third most populous city in South Africa, it has been awarded the UNESCO City of Literature status, and hosted the 2015 FIFA World Cup. Here, students have access to sandy beaches, such as the Golden Mile Beach, as well as a warm subtropical climate to enjoy.

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Key statistics

  • 27,163
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
  • 35.3
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 37%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
    (1)
  • 1%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 55 : 45
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Durban University of Technology

  • Arts & humanities

    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Archaeology
    • Architecture
  • Physical sciences

    • Chemistry
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Economics & Econometrics
  • Law

    • Law
  • Social sciences

    • Geography
    • Sociology
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Communication & Media Studies
  • Engineering & technology

    • General Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Agriculture & Forestry
    • Sport Science
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Education

    • Education

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