CPUT Department Of Agriculture

CPUT Department Of Agriculture

The Department offers two diploma programs in Agriculture and Agricultural Management.

The Diploma in Agriculture has a technical focus and consists of a number of electives regarding major production systems, e.g. Livestock, Crop, Agronomy, Oenology and Viticulture. Subjects in Agricultural Extension and Crop Protection also form part of this diploma and contribute to the development of highly employable young agriculturalists.

The Diploma in Agricultural Management has a managerial focus and subjects such as Labour Law and Human Resource Management form the backbone of the course, supported by technical subject in livestock and crop production. We also offer programs at a postgraduate level in the fields of Livestock Production, Crop Science, Extension Science, Viticulture and Oenology.

All programs are presented at the Wellington Campus in the peaceful rural setting of the Cape Winelands district which is ideally suited to the education and training of agricultural students.

Join us and contribute to the ever expanding and vibrant agricultural industry in the Western Cape and beyond.

Course Information and Fees


Diploma: (Diploma)

The course is structured to provide career-oriented education in order to prepare students for employment in the agricultural sector. The aim of the course is to train students in the latest agricultural techniques within the context of a specific specialisation field (fruit production; agronomy; viticulture; oenology or livestock production).

The purpose of this programme is to provide industry with agricultural and extension practitioners that are able to apply technical knowledge, practical competencies and appropriate extension and scientific communication skills in operating agricultural production units effectively as part of a production and/or advisory team. Graduates will be able to define, conceptualise and develop basic solutions for problems of limited complexity relating to agricultural production systems and human relations.
Career OpportunitiesGraduates follow career paths in agricultural research, extension, quality control, production and marketing. All of these are applicable in a wide variety of farming, research, agricultural input and marketing industries.

Admission requirements


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

Contact us:

The Department of Agriculture
Agri-Hub Building (behind sports fields on Hexberg road)
Wellington Campus

Private bag X8

Andiswa Bolilitye
Tel: +27 21 864 5217
Fax: +27 21 864 5518
Email: bolilityea@cput.ac.za