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Are you looking forward to having your Diploma education or offering the desired program at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) for the next Academic year? Are you searching for information regarding KNUST diploma program requirements for the 2023/2024 Academic year? Then you are at the right place. This article, therefore, seeks to find the needed solution with which you are battling. Find a convenient way to purchase your KNUST application form and secure your Admission to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology KNUST

IDL POSTGRADUATE, UNDERGRADUATE & DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

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 Post-Graduate, Top-Up, and Diploma Programs of the University through the Distance
Learning Mode is now on Sale.

Applicants are requested to CAREFULLY READ the ENTRY REQUIREMENTS before selecting the program of choice before application to know if they qualify.

SPECIFIC Entry Requirements for Diploma Programs

1. Diploma in Architectural Technology

Applicants must possess any of the following:
i. 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.
ii. Ordinary Level holders with passes in at least five (5) subjects at G.C.E. “O” level (or its equivalent
including English and Mathematics).
iii. Proficiency Certificate In Architectural Draughtsmanship with passes at SSSCE/WASSCE in
English, Mathematics, and Integrated Science.
iv. Construction Technician Certificate (CTC) 1 & 2 and other related professional certificates.

 

2. Diploma in Business Administration
In addition to the General Requirements stated above, Applicants with the following qualifications may
apply.
i. 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
ii. 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.
iii. Applicants with Diploma in Business Studies DBS should, in addition, possess four (4) passes in
WASSCE (A1-E8) including English and Mathematics.

 

3. Diploma in Information Technology
i. For SSSCE/WASSCE Candidates: Preference will be given to those with both Elective Mathematics
and ICT.

ii. 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.
iii. ‘A’ Level Candidates: Must have 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.
iv. MATURE Applicants Must be at least 25 years at the time of applying; should possess GCE O’ Level
A certificate with Credits in at least FIVE subjects including English and Mathematics. Possession of 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.

 

4. Diploma in Horticulture
i. For WASSCE and SSSCE Applicants, the elective subjects should be in Biology/General
Agriculture/Chemistry, or Physics/Mathematics
ii. 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.
iii. Certificate Holders from any of the Agricultural Colleges in the country, such as Kwadaso, Oshawa,
Nyanpkala or Wenchi colleges could also apply.
iv. G.C.E Advanced Level should obtain passes (A-D) in Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics and
Biology or Agricultural Science.

 

5. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
i. 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:
a. Chemistry
b. Metal Work
c. Auto Mechanic
d. Applied Electricity
e. Technical Drawing and Engineering Science
ii. WASSCE/ SSSCE Applicants without Chemistry should have obtained at least a B3 in Integrated
Science.
iii. Mechanical Engineering Technician Part 3 Applicants, must have obtained passes in all MET III
courses
iv. Motor Vehicle Technicians Part III Applicants must have obtained passes in all the MVT III courses

 

6. Diploma in Computer Network Engineering
The following category of people can apply
i. 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

ii. Level Applicants should have passed Advance Levels in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry
iii. Mature Applicants should have
a. As in (i) above or
b. As in (ii) above or
c. HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a minimum of three (3) years of working
experience in a relevant field.
d. Additionally, a candidate should be at least twenty-five (25) years and above at the time of
application
e. Where the Department of Computer Engineering examines the basis for shortlisting, a candidate must pass.

 

7. Diploma In Computational Data Analysis For Business And Finance
Sound knowledge of mathematical and statistical methods coupled with computing is in ever-growing
demand in various government organizations, ranging from business to education, and in such diverse fields
including finance, public health, and manufacturing. Despite the demonstrated and continuing demand for
specialists trained in mathematics and statistics, most university/college graduates do not acquire adequate
skills in their diplomas and/or bachelor’s degrees education to function efficiently at workplaces. The
program aims to provide students with the necessary analytical and data modeling skills for the
preparation of roles of a data scientist, or business/financial analyst.

The following category of people can apply
i. 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 in the area of study.
ii. 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.
iii. 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.
iv. General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) ‘O’ Level with a minimum of five passes (1-8) in five (5)
subjects including English Language, General Science, and Mathematics.
v. Advance 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)

 

8. 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
the program, students should be able to: Conduct individual and environmental assessments for the purpose
of providing 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.
i. 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.
ii. 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.

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