CPUT BTech: Dental Technology Course and Fees

Course Information and Fees


BTech: (Baccalaureus Technologiae)

This programme is a one year qualification following the three year National Diploma: Dental Technology. The purpose of this qualification is to enable successful students to be registered with the SADTC as dental technologists. This qualification and registration entitles the bearer to become a registered dental laboratory owner who may work independently and for his/her own account while employing other dental technicians and technologists or to oversee a dental technology laboratory as supervisor. A final practical assessment is conducted which if completed successfully, will enable the qualified student to register with the SADTC. All subjects in this programme do not have a final examination.Important notice regarding the BTech: Dental Technology

Students who intend to enrol for this qualification for the first time in 2024 should note that it will not be possible to continue with any Baccalaureus Technologiae after 2024as this category of qualification will be phased out.
This is of particular importance to dental technicians who wish to register in future as dental technologists, bearing in mind that only a person with a BTech degree may own and or supervise a dental technology laboratory. The latter does not apply to practitioners who had such rights obtained under older qualification. For clarity the SADTC can be contacted.
Potential students are advised to contact the Department of Dental Sciences to seek greater clarity in this regard.
The CPUT website can be visited regarding new qualifications which may not be in the university/ faculty prospectus.

Career Opportunities
Graduates are able to manage or conduct a dental laboratory for their own account.

Admission requirements

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For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

All subjects are assessed on a continuous basis. Students are afforded, based on the reassessment policy and rules, opportunities to improve assessment marks.The summative assessment in the subject Applied Dental Technology 3 is subject to the approval by the SADTC who recognises the outcome of that specific assessment for registration purposes, in this case as a dental technologist. Please note: There are no reassessment opportunities for this particular summative assessment as students at this point must proof their competency in all aspects of applied dental technology in order to be registered as a practitioner.

Syllabus and fees

Fourth Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Total number of subjects to obtain the degree: 4Note:
Students must provide their own instruments and make provision for the purchasing of materials required during the programme.

Students are required to wear special protective clothing.

Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / One year
Course is offered on Tygerberg Hospital Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Ms Maureen Anthony
Telephone: +27 21 959 5571
Fax: +27 21 959 5879
Email: anthonym@cput.ac.za
NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2024 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning. 

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This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.


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