Department Handbook


To produce independent creative and responsible thinkers through the creation of a space for experiential, practical, real world learning with programs that are versatile, useful and relevant.

To teach knowledge, skills and technology that anticipates the requirements of industry and community, identified through partnerships and applied research in real world environments by constantly keeping abreast of developments.

Ensure good moral conduct, integrity, transparency, accountability and professional excellence around which the department is built and operated on.

Programmes offered by the department

Programmes are offered in this Department which, upon successful completion, lead to the award of the following qualifications:

ND: Tourism Management (phasing out)
Higher Certificate: Ecotourism Management
BTECH: Tourism Management
MTECH: Tourism Management


These courses cover the core syllabus common to all Tourism and Ecotourism Management offered at other Universities of Technology in South Africa, but with specific emphasis on entrepreneurship, development and management of tourism. Students may specialize in various fields of tourism and subsectors listed in the syllabus.


Diploma in Tourism Management
Higher Certificate in Ecotourism Management
Bachelor of Technology Tourism Management
Master of Technology Tourism Management

Contact Information


 Dr Chili Head of Department: Dr Nsizwazikhona. S Chili
Tel: 033 845 8810
Location: Pietermaritzburg
Campus: Riverside Campus


Mr. Mthokozisi S. Luthuli Secretary: Mr MS Luthuli
Tel: 033 845 8844
Fax: 033 845 8857
Location: B 301, Pietermaritzburg
Campus: Riverside Campus