Durban University of Technology

DUT~ has approximately 33 000 students, the Durban University of Technology (DUT) is the first choice for higher education in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). It is located in the beautiful cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg (PMB). As a University of Technology, it prioritises the quality of teaching and learning by ensuring its academic staff possess the highest possible qualification that they can get.

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The Durban University of Technology is a result of the merger, in April 2002, of two technikons, ML Sultan and Technikon Natal. It was named the Durban Institute of Technology and later became the Durban University of Technology in 2007


The past 100 years have seen a great deal of change. Vice-Chancellors, professors and students have come and gone; tens of thousands of lives have been enriched by the education received at the Durban University of Technology, and its predecessors. Its dedicated staff, some of whom have been at the institution all of their working lives, have all contributed to the development of a vibrant institution. 


On the research front, DIT continued to make significant strides both in increasing the quantum of publications and the scope and quality of its scholarly initiatives. It must be borne in mind that the technikon sector was historically not conceived as being research-driven and that higher qualifications among academic staff was not as highly regarded as at the traditional universities.

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Student services

Student Housing, as a component of the Student Services Division, is in support of the division’s philosophy of being concerned with the overall welfare, development and educational success of our students. In doing so, Student Housing undertakes to provide accessible, affordable accommodation conducive to learning in a safe and healthy environment, whilst providing opportunities for resident student empowerment and advancement.

Housing services

City Campus celebrates its centenary this year. The foundation stone was laid in December 1910 by the Duke of Connaught, and the staff and students of what was then the Durban Technical Institute moved into the new buildings two years later. With a major roof refurbishment in 2010, generously funded by Lotto, it is appropriate to celebrate the centenary and the building restoration. A celebration in November 2011 of DUT’s centenary milestone included: Unveiling of the Commemorative PlaqueCentenary Publication, Exhibition, Student Festival,

Library services

The Library continued to play a major role, which included stepping up the availability of textbooks and extending opening hours where feasible.  

ICT services

DUT unveiled its new high-tech buildings, eco-friendly library and modern classroom facilities at both their Midlands campuses, which were a culmination of a major, refurbish process, which had occurred over the past five years, costs to the tune of below two Million Rand.

Student Life

Campus life

Durban campus is a cutting-edge centre of learning. This on-trend space has been custom-designed with student life and learning in mind. Our facilities include a library and resource centre, canteen, pause and study areas plus student essentials such as free tea/coffee and free Wi-Fi. 

Sports facilities

The Durban University of Technology’s Midlands and Durban campuses recorded massive successes in the sports arena during the 2017 academic year. The netball team clinched the KZN University Sports South Africa (USSA) League by unleashing a reign of terror to all its opponents. DUT thumped other fierce campaigners in the region such as UKZN and emerged victorious. They were notable players in the seven teams’ tournament who carried DUT’s hopes on their shoulders such as Amanda Ntshangase and Nomcebo Nkosi. These players were instrumental throughout the tournament netting 19 and 7 goals apiece sealing a comfortable victory for the netball side.


DUT (Pty) Ltd, part of EDU, is Fully Accredited by ISETT SETA – ACC No: 03000547,and the Unit also offers SETA Certified Training Solutions.

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The University staff is very professional. There is constant communication and transparency. As a student they offer support in all possible ways , therapist , phycology , the lectures are always there for assistance.

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