Mangosuthu University of Technology

Solution Provider Name:Mangosuthu University of Technology
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About: Since the Council approval for the re-establishment of the Co-operative Education Directorate, in 2004, MUT has never looked back. The Co-operative Education Directorate has continued to provide thought-leadership on the implementation of Work-Integrated Learning and the establishment of partnerships with external stakeholders in both the public and private sectors. Through engagement with these external stakeholders, the institution places approximately 1500 students for Work-Integrated Learning in over 200 organizations, annually.

Even though its sister institutions have dropped Work-Integrated Learning in some of their Engineering courses, MUT has taken the bold step to, not only retain this program, but to strengthen Co-operative Education. As such, in 2019, the MUT Senate approved a new Framework for Co-operative Education and Experiential Learning with Co-operative Education being the major portfolio though which programs that enable students to apply knowledge in practical settings would be driven. The new framework also recognises the need to enhance the employability of students. Thus, it includes a Career Development portfolio within Co-operative Education. This portfolio drives the preparation of students for easy transition into the world of work.
Key Contact:Dr Fundiswa Nofemela: Co-operative Education: Director
Tel 031 907 7443

Ms Zama Hlubi: Job Placement Officer
Tel. 031 907 7241

Ms Sibongile Bulose: Job Placement Officer
Tel 031 819 9460

Ms Lindiwe Myende: EIP Facilitator
Tel 031 819 9498

Mr Thulasi Gumbi: Administrative Assistance (for registration of WIL students)
Tel 031 819 9295
Location:511 Griffiths Mxenge Hwy, Umlazi, Durban, 4031