Durban University of Technology Nursing Requirements

Check the entry requirements of Durban University of Technology Nursing Programmes.



Bachelor of Health Sciences in Nursing Science Entry Requirements

The academic programme extends over a period of four years of full-time study, of which the first two years provides the future professional nurse with a comprehensive foundation in basic sciences; including basic medical sciences and social sciences. Attendance at lectures, clinical health settings, including community settings and laboratories will form the basic pattern.

BTech: Nursing (Occupational Health) Entry Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

In addition to Rule G23A, G3, G4, and G7, applicants must be in possession of:

  • A diploma or degree in General Nursing and Midwifery or
  • Have been granted conferment of status (Rule G10A refers) or
  • Have been granted advanced standing via RPL (Rule G10B).
  • Be registered with the South African Nursing Council as a General Nurse and Midwife.
  • Have 2 years or more post registration experience as general nurse and midwife.
  • Have proof of professional indemnity.
  • Preference will be given to applicants working in managerial positions

In addition to the above:
DUT’s general rules will apply with regards to admission requirements based on work experience, age and maturity, and admission via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
The admission of international students will be according to DUT and South African Nursing Council Admissions Policy for International Students and General Rules G4 and G7 (5).


BTech: Nursing (Primary Health Care) Entry Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

In addition to Rule G23A, G3, G4, and G7, applicants must be in possession of:

  • A diploma or degree in General Nursing and Midwifery or
  • Have been granted conferment of status (Rule G10A refers) or
  • Have been granted advanced standing via RPL (Rule G10B).
  • Be registered with the South African Nursing Council as a General Nurse and Midwife.
  • Have 2 years or more post registration experience as general nurse and midwife.
  • Have proof of professional indemnity

In addition to the above:
DUT’s general rules will apply with regards to admission requirements based on work experience, age and maturity, and admission via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

The admission of international students will be according to DUT Admission Policy and South African Nursing Council Guidelines for International Students.

BTech: Nursing (Nursing Management) 

Minimum Admission Requirements

In addition to Rule G23A, G3, G4, and G7, applicants must be in possession of:



  • A diploma or degree in General Nursing and Midwifery or
  • Have been granted conferment of status (Rule G10A refers) or
  • Have been granted advanced standing via RPL (Rule G10B).
  • Be registered with the South African Nursing Council as a General Nurse and Midwife.
  • Have 2 years or more post registration experience as general nurse and midwife.
  • Have proof of professional indemnity.
  • Preference will be given to applicants working in managerial positions

In addition to the above:
DUT’s general rules will apply with regards to admission requirements based on work experience, age and maturity, and admission via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
The admission of international students will be according to DUT and South African Nursing Council Admissions Policy for International Students and General Rules G4 and G7 (5).

Master of Technology in Nursing

This full research qualification is aligned to Rule G24 and the guidelines in the Post Graduate Student Handbook.This 180 credit qualification is offered at the SAQA NQF Level 9.Requirements: 

In addition to Rule G24(1), persons must be in possession of an appropriate BTech or Bachelors degree, or have been granted status or advanced standing according to Rule G10.Please also refer to the Postgraduate Student Handbook.

In accordance with Rule G5,acceptance into the programme is limited,and entry into the MTech programme is not automatic. To register for the Master of Technology degree:Nursing,a student shall:

  • Be registered with SANC as a general nurse;
  • Be in possession of a senior certificate unless exempted by the mature age exemption;
  • Submit and have a concept paper accepted by the department.


Doctor of Technology in Nursing

This full research qualification is aligned to Rule G25 and G26 and the guidelines in the Post Graduate Student Handbook. This 360 credit qualification is offered at the SAQA NQF Level 10.

Assessment and Moderation
Post graduate assessment will be aligned to Postgraduate policies and guidelines. Please refer to Rule G25 (4) and the Postgraduate Student Handbook.Requirements:

In addition to Rule G24(1), persons must be in possession of an appropriate Masters degree, or have been granted status or advanced standing according to Rule G10 and meet the following requirements. Please also refer to the Postgraduate Student Handbook.

  • Be registered with SANC as a general nurse;
  • Be in possession of a senior certificate unless exempted by the mature age exemption;
  • Submit and have a concept paper accepted by the department.
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