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The Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, wishes to inform prospective applicants and the general public that Application Forms for Admission to the following Undergraduate Top-Up and Diploma Program of the University through the Distance Learning Mode are finally opened and on sale.

 

Applicants are requested to CAREFULLY READ the ENTRY REQUIREMENTS before selecting the program of choice.

1-Year – Top-Up Undergraduate Programs

  • BSc. Business Administration (7 Options Available)
  • BSc. Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics (QSCE)
  • BSc. Construction Technology & Management (CTM)
  • B.A. Social Work
  • B.A. Sociology
  • BSc. Information Technology
  • BSc. Statistics
  • BSc. Agriculture
  • BSc. Actuarial Science
  • BSc. Computer Science

2-Year Undergraduate Diploma Programmes

  • Diploma in Architectural Technology
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Horticulture
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Computer Network Engineering
  • Diploma in Disability and Rehabilitation Studies

2-Years – Top Up Undergraduate Programmes

  1. BSc. Business Administration

Entry Requirements: HND or its equivalent in business-related areas, such as (Accounting, Secretarial, Management, Purchasing and Supply, Marketing, etc.) Options available are:

  • Human Resource Management
  • General Management
  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Marketing
  • Hospitality Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Candidates shall continue in the AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION in their respective programs for the Top–up. Specializations would be mounted in specific centers depending on the number of qualified applicants.

  1. BSc. Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics (QSCE)
  2. BSc. Construction Technology and Management (CTM)

Entry Requirements for QSCE & CTM: HND in Building Technology or its equivalent Diploma Certificate. A sound background in mathematics is required.

  1. B.A. Social Work

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited University or Institution could apply:

  • Diploma in Social Work
  • Degree or Diploma in Education
  • Diploma from Teacher Training Colleges/ Nursing Training College
  • HND in Management or Human Resource Management
  • Degree or Diploma in Theology and Bible studies.
  1. B.A. Sociology

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited University or Institution.

  • Diploma in Social work, and Diploma in Social Administration,
  • Diploma in Police / Prison Administration
  • Degree or Diploma in Education or Diploma from Teacher Training Colleges
  • Diploma from Nursing Training Colleges
  • Degree or Diploma in Theology.
  • First Degree in any Social Science Program
  • HND in Business Administration (i.e. Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, etc.)
  1. BSc. Information Technology (BIT)

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited University or Institution

  • HND or equivalent Diploma Certificate in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electronics, Data Processing, Information Systems/Sciences, and any area related to any of the programs listed.
  • A first degree in any Physical Sciences and Engineering program may also apply.
  1. BSc. Statistics

Entry Requirements: Applicants with HND in Statistics or its equivalent diploma certificate from an accredited Institution can apply.

  1. BSc. Agriculture

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited Institution or University could apply.

  • Applicants must have obtained a Diploma in Agriculture, Diploma in Horticulture, HND in Agriculture, or any related Science Program from a reputable Agricultural Institution.
  • Credits in WASSCE/SSSCE Core Subjects (English Language Mathematics and Integrated Science), plus THREE (3) Electives in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics or Elective Mathematics or General Agriculture.
  1. BSc. Actuarial Science

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited Institution or University could apply.

  • HND or equivalent Diploma Certificate in Actuarial Science, Statistics, Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Science, or Accounting
  • University graduates holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Science, or Statistics
  1. BSc. Computer Science

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited Institution or University could apply.

  • HND or its equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electronics, Data Processing, Information Systems/Sciences, and any area related to any of the programs listed.

2-Year Undergraduate Diploma Programs

General Entry Requirements for All Diploma Programs

  • WASSCE passes (A1-D7) in five (5) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, that is, English Language, Integrated Science, and Mathematics, plus two (2) elective subjects in the area of study.
  • SSSCE: Passes in five (5) subjects (A–D) comprising three (3) core subjects, that is, English Language, Integrated Science, and Mathematics plus two (2) elective subjects in the area of study.
  • General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) ‘A’ Level with passes in Two (2) subjects with grades not lower than E. In addition, Applicants must possess passes at the G.C.E ‘O’ Level in Mathematics, General Science/Agriculture/Health Science, and English.
  • General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) ‘O’ Level with a minimum of five passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, General Science, and Mathematics.
  • Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE): Passes in Three subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Applicants must have credit passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, and Integrated Science in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE)

SPECIFIC Entry Requirements for Diploma Programs

  1. Diploma in Architectural Technology

Applicants must possess any of the following:

  • SSSCE/WASSCE holders who have credit passes in three (3) core subjects: English Language, Mathematics, and Integrated Science plus credit in three (3) elective subjects.
  • Candidates who do not have the required passes in SSSCE/WASSCE would be required to participate and pass the Institute’s Access Course.
  • Ordinary Level holders with passes in at least five (5) subjects at G.C.E. “O” level (or its equivalent including English and Mathematics).
  • Proficiency Certificate In Architectural Draughtsmanship with passes at SSSCE/WASSCE in English, Mathematics, and Integrated Science.
  • Construction Technician Certificate (CTC) 1 & 2 and other related professional certificates.
  1. Diploma in Business Administration

In addition to the General Requirements stated above, Applicants with the following qualifications may apply.

  • General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) or RSA Stage II with Grades A-D in five (5) subjects including Accounting, Business Management, English Language, and Mathematics
  • Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) or RSA Stage III with passes in three (3) subjects including Financial Accounting and Economics with grades D or better.
  • Applicants with Diploma in Business Studies DBS should, in addition, possess four (4) passes in WASSCE (A1-E8) including English and Mathematics.
  1. Diploma in Information Technology
  • For SSSCE/WASSCE Candidates: Preference will be given to those with both Elective Mathematics and ICT.
  • For SSSCE/WASSCE Applicants (irrespective of the option) who have done additional certificate courses in accredited institutions like NIIT, IPMC, Blue Crest, etc may apply.
  • ‘A’ Level Candidates: Must have a GCE ‘O’ level certificate with Credits in at least FIVE subjects including Mathematics and English Language. Must also have Two passes at the Advance Level.
  • MATURE Applicants Must be at least 25 years at the time of applying; should possess GCE O’ Level Certificate with Credits in at least FIVE subjects including English and Mathematics. Possession of an A’ Level Certificate will be an added advantage. Applicants will be required to show proof of age with a birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date which is at least five years old. Applicants will take entrance exams.
  1. Diploma in Horticulture
  • For WASSCE and SSSCE Applicants, the elective subjects should be in Biology/General Agriculture/Chemistry, or Physics/Mathematics
  • For G.C.E Ordinary Level Candidates, in addition to the general requirements listed above, applicants should have passed Physics, Chemistry, and/or Biology or Agricultural Science/General Science and any other subject.
  • Certificate Holders from any of the Agricultural Colleges in the country, such as Kwadaso, Ohawo, Nyanpkala, or Wenchi colleges could also apply.
  • G.C.E Advanced Level should obtain passes (A-D) in Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics, and Biology or Agricultural Science.
  1. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • For WASSCE/ SSSCE Applicants, in addition to the general entry requirement above, Applicants with passes in Elective Mathematics, Elective Physics, and any one of the following may apply:
  • Chemistry
  • Metal Work
  • Auto Mechanic
  • Applied Electricity
  • Technical Drawing and Engineering Science
  • WASSCE/ SSSCE Applicants without Chemistry should have obtained at least a B3 in Integrated Science.
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician Part 3 Applicants, must have obtained passes in all MET III courses
  • Motor Vehicle Technicians Part III Applicants must have obtained passes in all the MVT III courses
  1. Diploma in Computer Network Engineering

The following category of people can apply

  • For WASSCE/ SSSCE Applicants in addition to the general entry requirements above, Applicants should have at least passes in two (2) elective subjects: Physics, Elective Mathematics, and EITHER Chemistry, Applied Electricity, or Electronics
  • A Level Applicants should have passes in Advance Level in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry
  • Mature Applicants should have
  • As in (i) above or
  • As in (ii) above or
  • HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a minimum of three (3) years of working experience in a relevant field.
  • Additionally, a candidate should be at least twenty-five (25) years and above at the time of application
  • Where the Department of Computer Engineering examines the basis for the short-lithe sting, a candidate must pass.
  1. Diploma In Disability And Rehabilitation Studies

The program aims to train competent Disability and Rehabilitation practitioners who would be able to integrate the knowledge and skills, and evidence-based information generated through quality teaching and fieldwork in the prevention of disability and rehabilitation of Persons with Disability.

On completion of the program, students should be able to: Conduct individual and environmental assessments to provide the appropriate service for persons with disability in the health, social, educational, empowerment and livelihood domains, and act as a resource person in Community Development and Mobilization for Persons with Disability.

Candidates who offered Science, General Arts, Visual Arts, Home Economics and Business can apply.

  • WASSCE credit passes in five (5) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, that is, English Language, Integrated Science, and Mathematics, plus two (2) elective subjects.
  • SSSCE passes in five (5) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, that is, English Language, Integrated Science, and  Mathematics plus two (2) elective subjects in the area of study.

Cost of Application Form

E-voucher cost is as follows:

  • International Applicants should deposit $150.00 into KNUST-IDL Forex Account at ECOBANK, Harper Road, Adum, Kumasi, with Account No. 0212084428505401. Then, Call IDL Office on 054 020 6262 for the e-voucher.
  • All Undergraduate Programs – GH¢ 200.00 for Ghanaian Applicants and $90 for Foreign Applicants
  • Diploma Program – Purchase Banker’s Draft GH¢ 150.00 payable to KNUST Institute of Distance Learning.
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