About MUT

Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) is situated on the outskirts of Durban and overlooks the beautiful Indian Ocean. University education is tertiary education that provides students with career oriented skills through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the work place. MUT co-operates closely with commerce and industry to ensure that the curriculum of a particular qualification is completely relevant to the chosen field and that the qualification is market related.Theoretical studies as well as a period of in-service training form part of the programme. Graduates enter the workplace equipped with the essential knowledge, range of abilities and practical experience relevant to their chosen careers. 


The qualifications of Mangosuthu University of Technology are recognised by all other Universities of Technology in South Africa and to this end the institution operates on a system of external moderators drawn from other Universities of Technology, Universities and Industry. The standards of Mangosuthu University of Technology are closely monitored by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC).

Core Purpose of MUT

To contribute to the advancement of vocation-based education and training that will enhance the country’s skills and competitiveness for the development of humanity. The needs of the community and the RDP are a central focus in all programmes the university undertakes.

Core Values 

 These are our core values:-


  •  We will act with integrity in all our interactions with others.
  • We will strive for excellence in what we do.
  • We will seek to create a climate of innovation in the university as a whole.
  • In all our actions we will show respect for others.
  • We will be prepared to take accountability for our conduct.
  • We will support and celebrate the diversity of our community.
  • We will seek to promote self-respect.
  • We will strive to be at the forefront of technology development and transfer. 

The university accepts the critical role that social relations play in the success of organisations. It is essential for our future that we adopt and practise a set of shared values that will guide the conduct of everyone in the organisation.


The key to the university’s success will be the recognition of the legitimacy and value of knowledge created in work settings and the understanding of the drivers of change in the workplace and emerging technologies, social patterns, cultural imperatives, business processes and internationalisation. The teaching and learning model will combine teaching, research, and industry-based learning expertise in the offering of programmes which provide clear professional outcomes for students within a supportive real world learning environment. The University will ensure that it offers and regularly reviews an appropriate curriculum based on current research, and employs an assessment system geared to supporting the learning process and validating the students achievements. The university will work towards the introduction of a set of postgraduate programmes aligned with its vision and mission statements.

The University will attempt to ensure proficiency in students in their domain of study as well as in soft skills (such as IT and Communicative English), and will within the limits of its capacity provide support to students by offering scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial aid.

The University will seek to build a strong national and regional research profile in a discrete number of research areas, with an emphasis on collaborative research with industry, business and government, and will promote interdisciplinary and team research work wherever this is likely to be productive. And the University will strive to disseminate its research expertise and demonstrate and implement the results of its research.

The University will create an open and flexible organisational culture which is committed to quality outcomes and which facilitates knowledge sharing, teamwork, and staff satisfaction and development. Its intellectual energy, progressiveness, authentic commitment to its core values and generous conditions of employment will attract high-calibre, dynamic staff. Members of staff will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills and will be rewarded for their contributions to the achievement of the University’s mission.

The University will relate closely with all of its stakeholders, and will in particular maintain ties with its alumni, to the mutual benefit of the institution and of its past students. And the University will co-operate with other innovative academic institutions to share expertise where possible, especially in the areas of teaching and research.

The University will from time to time review the extent to which it is realising its vision and fulfilling its mission, employing best practice in quality assurance processes to do so. These processes will include the performance of annual first-year experience and exit-year experience surveys.

he University will at regular intervals also review its vision and mission statements and its strategy for implementing and realising them, in the context of the inevitability of change and the need for the institution to make further progress.