Faculty of Commerce
Commerce degree programmes prepare students for the constantly changing business and public management environments, and for participation in the global economy. The faculty continually reviews degree curricula and outcomes to ensure that qualifications maintain academic integrity, workplace relevance and professional accreditation.
Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment
The Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (EBE) takes pride in its people – most especially its students, who become sought-after architects, planners, quantity surveyors, land surveyors, GIS specialists, property valuers and professional engineers in a variety of areas, whether electrical, chemical, mechanical, electro-mechanical, civil, computer engineering or mechatronics
Faculty of Health Sciences
The Faculty of Health Sciences is committed to improving the health of the people of South Africa and beyond. Its prestige today is rooted in over 100 years of excellence. This is the home of the oldest medical school in southern Africa, and the site of famous advances in healthcare – including the world’s first successful heart transplant in 1967 and research that led to the development of the CT scan.
Faculty of Humanities
With close to 7 000 students, the faculty is the second largest at the University of Cape Town. It comprises 19 vibrant academic departments located in three main clusters: the Arts, the Social Sciences, and the Performing and Creative Arts. Common to all is a focus on the human condition in all its dimensions.
Faculty of Law
The Faculty of Law might be the smallest at UCT, but its footprint is large – whether you’re talking about the impact of its staff and students on society, the largesse of its alumni or the diversity of its research. The faculty strives to make a significant contribution to legal education and intellectual discourse, both nationally and internationally.
Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science has a long and distinguished history. Formally established in 1918 by UCT’s founding act, today it’s a sizable faculty consisting of 12 departments and multiple research units whose teaching and research is internationally acknowledged for excellence.
Graduate School of Business
The UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) is internationally renowned as one of just three triple-crowned business schools in Africa with endorsements from the European Foundation for Management Development, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and the Association of MBAs. As a top school located in a changing emerging market, the UCT GSB has a responsibility to engage with its socio-political and economic context. Its teaching, learning and research is directed towards building a more economically prosperous, equitable and integrated continent. The school is constantly investing in quality scholarship and strong partnerships to support these aims.
Centre for Higher Education Development
The Centre for Higher Education Development’s (CHED) mission is to promote equity of access, effectiveness of teaching and learning, and the enhancement of curricula, with the twin aims of improving student success and ensuring that UCT’s graduates are globally competitive, locally relevant, socially responsive and fully representative of South Africa’s diverse population. CHED was established by UCT’s Senate and Council to focus on all matters concerning academic development. Headed by the Dean of Higher Education Development, CHED has an organisational status similar to that of a faculty.