| Eastern Cape
Technikon’s main campus in Potsdam,
near East London, is designed around a natural
spring and dam. The main campus is a modern
campus with well-kept grounds.
Learn the cutting edge at Border Technikon
Border Technikon (BT) is one of the youngest tertiary
institutions in South Africa. It has positioned
itself as a leader in higher education, offering
cutting-edge education in the Faculties of Applied
Technology and Human Sciences. Its name has been
synonymous with affordable, technologically innovative,
career-specific education, training and research
sensitive to market, community and national priorities.
To date, the Technikon boasts a student
base of some
6 600 full-time and part-time students located at
its campuses in Potsdam in East London and Bisho.
The BT family has truly brought life to our motto, “By
learning useful things, we make progress”.
They have not only profiled themselves in the Eastern
Cape, but have won international accolades. Students
also receive international exposure through participation
in exhibitions and experiential learning programmes
in the fields of Fashion Design, Art and Analytical
Building strategic partnerships internationally
Border Technikon has also forged strategic linkages
with government, the private sector and best practice
institutions internationally. These include the University
of Duisburg in Germany, University of Milwaukee in
Wisconsin (USA) and the University of Maryland Eastern
Shore (USA). These institutions have brought a wealth
of expertise and resources to the Technikon.
Future merger for vibrant sector
The landscape of higher education in South Africa
has changed. The merger of Border Technikon, Eastern
Cape Technikon and the University of Transkei to
form Walter Sisulu University for Technology and
Science, Eastern Cape has been heralded by many as
a plausible move.
We are indeed looking forward to shaping
and crafting what is to be a “vibrant higher education sector
in South Africa”. The partnerships that the
merging institutions have forged in the province
and nationally can only spell success for the new
BT lauds achievement for its highly successful academic
programmes. The Faculties of l Applied Technology
and l Human Sciences offer over 50 formal programmes
at Certificate, Diploma and B Tech Degree level.
Faculty of Applied Technology, the
main fields of study include - Engineering (Building,
Computer Systems, Electrical and Mechanical) - Analytical
Chemistry - Applied Art, Fashion, Food and Consumer
Science w Hospitality - Tourism and - Information
The Faculty of Human Sciences offers
a variety of courses. You can choose anything from
Administrative Management Communication Studies
Cost and Management Accounting Education Financial
Information Systems Human Resources Management
Internal Auditing Journalism Local Government
of Training Marketing Office Management and Technology
Small Business Management Sport Management Taxation
Facilities and services
Border Technikon students can develop a vibrant social
life next to their place of study. The recreational
facilities, student societies and the variety of
sporting codes add value to the student experience.
We also offer a well-equipped resource centre, computer
facilities and laboratories. The health services
unit sees to students’ physical as well as
Each faculty has its own admission requirements.
The minimum requirements are a pass at matric or
the South African Grade 12 and any equivalent qualification.
Students from outside the Republic of South Africa
can verify their qualifications with the South
African Quality Authority (SAQA).