MUT courses continue to be popular with prospective students

Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) continues to enjoy overwhelming popularity among prospective students wishing to enrol for first-year studies at the University. Last year, the University received an overwhelming number of applications for a place in the 2023 first-year classes.

Zolisa Gqamane, Deputy Registrar of Academic Affairs at MUT, said the applications were an indication of the high regard with which potential students and their parents hold the university because of the quality courses the University offers.

“It is interesting to note that our most popular qualification is a Diploma in Information Technology, which is by no means an ‘easy’ course to get into. The overwhelming interest in the Information Technology programme comes as no surprise considering that this is the same department that produced the likes of Mzamo Mbhele who is currently all over the news for creating an App that assists job seekers to look for employment without worrying about data as the App is not internet-based. Also, the logo for MegaCity mall was designed by Noxolo Mntungwa, a MUT Information Technology graduate.  These pockets of excellence by MUT students and graduates are a testament that the university is offering superior programmes,” explained Gqamane.

He added that the other popular qualifications were Diploma in Office Management and Technology and Diploma in Public Management, respectively.

Commenting on the high volume of applications, Director of Stakeholder Relations Management at MUT, Zama Sishi, said the numbers were the result of hard work by the Schools Liaison team at MarComms.

“It is encouraging to see that the work that the team is putting in is generating the desired results even at a time when our resources are declining. This year we received a total of 85,789 applications. We expect this number to grow and to include a diverse group of students,” said Sishi.

Sishi added that she was confident that many of the students who receive offers from MUT will take up their places and register when registration opens on 29 January 2023.