KNUST Distance Learning Admission Requirements 2020/2021

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST IDL Admission Requirements, Entry Requirements, Eligibility and Qualifications required for admission into the institution.

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The following are the requirements, eligibility and qualifications to consider before applying for admission into the KNUST Distance Learning Programme 2020/2021.

Recommended – KNUST Distance Learning Admission Form

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS OF PROGRAMMES

2 YEAR 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:

  1. Human Resource Management
  2. Management
  3. Accounting
  4. Banking and Finance
  5. Marketing
  6. Hospitality Management
  7. Logistics and Supply Chain Management

 

Candidates shall continue in the AREAS OF SPECIALISATION in their respective programmes for the Top–up. Specialisations would be mounted in specific centres 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 and 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:

  1. Diploma in Social Work
  2. Degree or Diploma in Education
  3. Diploma from Teacher Training Colleges/Nursing Training College
  4. HND in Management or Human Resource Management
  5. Degree or Diploma in Theology and Biblical Studies.

 

  1. B.A. Sociology

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

  1. Diploma in Social Work
  2. Diploma in Social Administration
  3. Diploma in Police/Prison Administration
  4. Degree or Diploma in Education
  5. Diploma from Teacher Training Colleges
  6. Diploma from Nursing Training Colleges
  7. Degree or Diploma in Theology
  8. First Degree in any Social Science Programme
  9. HND in Business Administration (i.e. Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, etc.)

 

  1. BSc. Information Technology

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

  1. 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 programmes listed.
  2. A first degree in any Physical Sciences or Engineering may also apply.
  3. BSc. Statistics

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

  1. BSc. Agriculture

Entry Requirements: Applicants with Diploma in Agriculture, Diploma in Horticulture, HND in Agriculture or any related Science Programme from a reputable Agricultural Institution.

  1. BSc. Actuarial Science

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

  1. HND or equivalent Diploma Certificate in Actuarial Science, Statistics, Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Science or Accounting
  2. 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 programmes listed.

2 YEAR UNDERGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

  1. SSSCE Holders

Six (6) Passes (A –D) in all subjects, including English and Mathematics. For areas of specialisation, three (3) of the Passes must be in relevant subjects.

  1. WASSCE Holders

Six (6) Passes (A1 – D7) in all subjects, three (3) of which should be credit Passes (C6) or better. It must be noted, however, that certain courses may require credit passes (C6) or better, in other relevant courses.

  1. General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) ‘A’ Level Holders

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.

  1. General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) ‘O’ Level

A minimum of five passes (1-8) in five (5) subjects including English Language, General Science and Mathematics.

  1. 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 PROGRAMMES

1. Diploma in Architectural Technology

Applicants must possess any of the following:

  1. SSSCE/WASSCE holders who have passes (A-D/A1-D7) in three (3) core subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credit in three (3) elective subjects.
  2. Ordinary Level holders with passes (1-8) in at least five (5) subjects at G.C.E. “O” level (or its equivalent including English and Mathematics).
  3. Proficiency Certificate in Architectural Draughtsmanship with passes (A-D/A1-D7) at SSSCE/WASSCE in English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
  4. 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.

General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) or RSA Stage II with Grade 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 at SSSCE/WASSCE (A-D/A1-D7) including English and Mathematics.

3. 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 option) who have done additional certificate courses in accredited institutions like NIIT, IPMC, Blue Crest, etc may apply.

‘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 Advanced 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 ‘A’ Level Certificate will be an added advantage. Applicants will be required to show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof date of birth which is at least five years old. Applicants will take entrance exams.

4. Diploma in Horticulture

For WASSCE and SSSCE applicants, the elective subjects should be in Biology/General Agriculture/Chemistry, or Physics/Mathematics

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For G.C.E Ordinary Level candidates, in addition to the general requirements listed above, applicants should have passes in Physics, Chemistry 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, 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.

5. 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
  • 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

6. 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 a Pass in PhysicsElective Mathematics and either Chemistry, Applied Electricity or Electronics.

‘A’ Level Applicants should have passes 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 working experience in a relevant field.

In addition, a candidate should be at least twenty-five (25) years and above at the time of application

7. Diploma in Disability and Rehabilitation Studies

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

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Six passes in all subjects, three of which should be Credit passes or better.

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