South Africa

top General Information


Street:PO Box 77000

City:Port Elizabeth

Province:Eastern Cape

Post Code:6031


Institution Funding



Founded 1964 by Act of Parliament and financially supported by the State. Acquired present status 2005 following merger of the Port Elizabeth Technikon, the University of Port Elizabeth and the Port Elizabeth campus of Vista University.

Academic Year

February to November (February-June; July-November)

Admission Requirements

Matriculation Certificate or certificate of exemption issued by the Joint Matriculation Board

Tuition Fees

National:Undergraduate, 10,000-13,500 per annum; Honours and postgraduate, 1,300-7,500 per module (ZAR)



Accrediting Agency

Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC); Umalusi, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Sibongile Muthwa

Job title:Vice-Chancellor

International Relations Officer : Beata Mtyingizana

Job title:Senior Director, International Relations Officer

top Divisions

Campus : Bird Street

Fields of study:Design, Fine Arts, Music

Campus : George

Fields of study:Accountancy, Agricultural Business, Agriculture, Economics, Environmental Management, Forestry, Management, Marketing, Natural Resources, Tourism, Wood Technology

Campus : Missionvale

Fields of study:Accountancy, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Development Studies, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Finance, Health Sciences, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Law, Management, Marketing, Mathematics Education, Nursing, Science Education, Special Education, Tourism, Transport Management

Campus : Second Avenue

Fields of study:Business Administration, Fashion Design, Textile Design

Faculty : Arts

Fields of study:Afrikaans, Anthropology, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Bible, Ceramic Art, Christian Religious Studies, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Design, Dutch, English, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, French, Graphic Design, History, Interior Design, Jazz and Popular Music, Journalism, Management, Media Studies, Music, Music Education, Musicology, Peace and Disarmament, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Photography, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Public Relations, Singing, Sociology, Textile Design, Textile Technology

Faculty : Business and Economic Sciences

Fields of study:Accountancy, Business Administration, Business Computing, Curriculum, Development Studies, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Information Sciences, Law, Management, Marketing, Statistics, Taxation, Tourism, Transport Management

Faculty : Education

Fields of study:Business Education, Curriculum, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Research, Foreign Languages Education, Higher Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Special Education

Faculty : Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology

Fields of study:Building Technologies, Civil Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Safety Engineering, Software Engineering, Surveying and Mapping, Transport Engineering

Faculty : Health Sciences

Fields of study:Biomedicine, Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Environmental Studies, Health Administration, Health Education, Health Sciences, Midwifery, Nephrology, Nursing, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Sports, Sports Management

Faculty : Law

Fields of study:Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Labour Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law, Taxation, Tourism

Faculty : Science

Fields of study:Agricultural Business, Agriculture, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Botany, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Finance, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Leather Techniques, Mathematics, Microbiology, Nanotechnology, Physics, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Sports, Statistics, Textile Technology, Zoology

top Degrees


Bachelor of Technology

Bachelor's Degree

Honours Degree

Postgraduate Diploma

Master of Technology

Fields of study:Accountancy, Agriculture, Architecture, Biomedicine, Ceramic Art, Chemistry, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Forestry, Graphic Design, Marketing, Public Relations, Radiology, Textile Design

Master's Degree

Fields of study:Accountancy, Agriculture, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Architecture, Biochemistry, Botany, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Commercial Law, Computer Science, Development Studies, Dietetics, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Forestry, Geography, Geology, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Human Resources, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Labour and Industrial Relations, Labour Law, Law, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Microbiology, Pharmacy, Private Law, Psychology, Public Law, Social Work, Sports, Statistics, Taxation, Tourism, Zoology

Doctor of Technology

Fields of study:Agriculture, Biomedicine, Chemistry, Human Resources


Fields of study:Accountancy, Afrikaans, Anthropology, Architecture, Business Administration, Development Studies, Dutch, Education, Engineering, Finance, Geography, Health Sciences, History, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Information Technology, Law, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Modern Languages, Music, Nursing, Peace and Disarmament, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Private Law, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Law, Religious Studies, Sociology, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation, Zoology

top Academic Periodicals


Building Management Journal

Institute for Planning Research publications

Labour Turnover in Port Elizabeth


Updated on 29-11-2019