For admission to the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment, applicants must obtain the National Senior Certificate endorsed for degree studies, meet the required admission point score and satisfy specified subject requirements. 

NSC 2025 admission guidelines

Applicants with international school leaving certificates must have met the requirements for matriculation exemption and have the subjects and grades required.

International 2025 admission guidelines

Please note: 
National Benchmark Tests (NBTs)
All undergraduate applicants who are a resident or at school in South Africa (including non-South African citizens) must write the NBTs in Academic Literacy, Quantitative Literacy and Mathematics. The results of the NBTs are not taken into account for admission for the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment but must be written. For more details on the NBTs, please see for details.

Please note: If you are applying for architectural studies, you must submit a portfolio to be considered before 31 July 2024.

Architecture portfolio requirements

Undergraduate studies guide

This video will help you to consider your options, as well as understand the application and admissions requirements. 



The Dean of Engineering & the Built Environment, Professor Alison Lewis, encourages prospective students to #ChooseUCT.