Distance Learning Admissions


Admission Of Candidates To Undergraduate And Postgraduate Degree Programmes For The 2014/2015 Academic Year

GraduateIt is announced for the information of prospective Applicants and the general public that Application Forms for Admission to the following programmes of the University through Distance Learning Mode for the 2014/2015 Academic Year are now on sale:

1 Postgraduate Degree Programmes: [2 Years Programmes]


A. Entry Requirements for Postgraduate Programmes

  1. Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration (CEMBA)
  2. Commonwealth Executive Master of Public Administration (CEMPA)

The CEMBA/CEMPA programmes are designed by Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to help busy practicing professionals; managers and public officers gain a higher level of competency in their respective functions, and expand their perspective to encompass a more international outlook. The programmes are offered through distance education, a learner-oriented system allowing greater flexibility in learning while students continue with their regular work.  At the heart of the programmes are the excellent learning materials licensed from some of the top universities across the Commonwealth.

The entry requirements for admission to the programmes are:

3. MSc. Industrial Mathematics

The programme is designed to equip mathematically oriented graduates with powerful and up to date knowledge and skills in modelling and computational techniques that can be directly applied to solve real life problems that occur in critical areas of industry such as health, environment, energy, manufacturing, financial, agricultural, security, communications, transportation, rural and urban management sectors.

Entry requirement is a good First Degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or Computer Science

4. MSc. Environmental Science

This programme is open to candidates with a good first degree in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Geography, culture and Tourism, Natural Resource Management and Agriculture. 

5. MPhil. Post Harvest Technology (Horticulture)

The programme is to train candidates in various technologies in the prevention of post harvest losses.
Application is open to candidates with a good first degree in Agriculture, Post Harvest Technology, Natural Resource Management and Biological Sciences.

6. MSc. / M. Phil Logistics and supply chain Management

The programme is designed to provide an opportunity for candidates to study contemporary theory and practice as well as pragmatic issues is the field of supply chain and logistics through extensive industrial fieldtrips which would constitute part of the programme. It is basically targeted at purchasing, supply chain and warehouse managers as well as logistics managers in diverse fields of practices who will wish to upgrade themselves.

Entry Requirement:

7. MSc Health Informatics

The course is designed for a wide range of people including medical lab technicians, nurses, midwives, medical practitioners, paramedics, and IT managers who want to keep ahead in this rapidly advancing field of health informatics.

Candidates must have one of the following:

(i) First degree with at least Second Class Lower division from a recognised university in computer Science, Information Technology, Information Technology and communication, chemistry, Biochemistry ,Food Science, Environmental Science , Biological Science, Human Biology, Nursing, Paramedics, Midwifery, Pharmacy , Herbal Medicine , Medical Laboratory, Biomathematics, Biostatistics, Engineering, Mathematics or Qualitative Programmes;

(ii) Applicants whose first degrees are not listed under (i) above but have worked in the medical field for at least three years may be considered.

8. MSc. /MPhil Information Technology

A. MSc. Information Technology

 Candidates must have one of the following

B. MPhil. Information Technology

Candidates must have one of the following

A first degree with at least a second class form a recognized and accredited university or university colleges in any of the following areas:

9. MSc in Business Consulting and Enterprise Risk Management         

The programme is a professionally oriented qualification open to working professionals from Ghana and other countries who want to develop a career in Business Consulting & Enterprise Risk Management. The entry requirements for admission to the programme are:

  1. A good Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
  2. Professional qualifications (i.e. Chartered Level) in Accounting, Banking, Finance, Administration, Marketing, Management, Insurance, Risk Management, etc. (e.g. ACCA, CIM, CFA, CFM).

10. MSc Food Quality Management

The programme is designed for candidates with requisite qualifications who are already working in the food sector. The goal is to enable candidates to understand the scope of total quality management and ISO based quality systems. It is expected that the training shall build the skills of candidates in understanding consumers’ behaviour, maintaining quality and improving safety in food industries. The programme shall also provide the scientific, technological and managerial skills needed for graduates wishing to follow career prospects in food quality management in agribusinesses, research and public administration. Finally, students shall develop the skills required to develop problem-based and learning approaches together with critical thinking skills.

Entry Requirements

In addition to programme specific requirement, candidates are required to have at least two years work experience in the relevant field.

All applicants must pass a written examination and/or an interview.


B. Duration of the Programmes

All postgraduate programmes are for two Academic Years.

C. Diploma in Architectural Technology (2-year programme)

Entry requirement:

  1. WASSCE/SSCE holders who have credit in three (3) core subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credit in three (3) elective subjects.
  2. ORDINARY LEVEL holders with credit 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 at SSCE/WASSCE in English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
  4. CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE (CTC) 1& 2 and other related professional certificates.
  5. FOREIGN APPLICATIONTS and all others who have any of the above qualifications or their equivalent from an accreditedinstitution.


D.   4- Years Undergraduate Programmes

1.0 BA SOCIOLOGY

Entry Requirement

1.1 WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS

Credit passes inin the THREE (3) core subjects (English, Math and Integrated Science) and anyTHREE (3) Elective subjects.

1.2 ‘A’ LEVEL APPLICANTS

FIVE (5) Credit passes at ‘O’ Level, including Mathematics and English Language, plus passes in any THREE (3) ‘A’ Level subjects. Applicants must also have a pass in General Paper.

1.3   MATURE APPLICANTS

Applicants should be at least 25 years at the time of submitting the Application Form and must have
EITHER
Five
(5) Credits at ‘O’ Level, including Mathematics and English Language.
OR
WASSECE/SSSCE
Credit passes in THREE (3) Core subjects (English and Mathematics and Integrated Science) and any THREE (3) Elective Subjects. Applicants must pass a written examination and an interview.

2.0 BA GEOGRAPHY AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Entry Requirement

WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS

Credit passes in the THREE (3) core subjects (English, Math and Integrated Science) and THREE (3) Electives Subjects including Geography with grade ‘B’ or better and any TWO of the following: Economics, Government, French, English Literature, Religious Studies, History, Elective Mathematics, Akan, and any other General Arts subject.

3.0 BA CULTURE AND TOURISM

Entry Requirement

3.1 WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS

Credit passes inin the THREE (3) core subjects (English, Math and Integrated Science) and anyTHREE (3) Elective subjects.

3.2 ‘A’ LEVEL APPLICANTS

FIVE (5) Credit passes at ‘O’ Level, including Mathematics and English Language, plus passes in any THREE (3) ‘A’ Level subjects. Applicants must also have a pass in General Paper.

3.3   MATURE APPLICANTS

Applicants should be at least 25 years at the time of submitting the Application Form and must have
EITHER
Five
(5) Credits at ‘O’ Level, including Mathematics and English Language.
OR
WASSECE/SSSCE
Credit passes in THREE (3) Core subjects (English and Mathematics and Integrated Science) and any THREE (3) Elective Subjects. Applicants must pass a written examination and an interview.

 

How to Apply

On-line application e-vouchers can be obtained at the following banks: Ecobank, HFC Bank, Merchant Bank and Fidelity Bank. Applicants should follow carefully the instructions on the voucher.

E-vouchers: May be purchased by a bankers’ draft payable to the Institute of Distance Learning from:


Cost of Application Form

E-voucher together with Prepaid EMS Envelope cost as follows:

Notes:

  1. ALL APPLICANTS ARE TO VISIT http://admissions.knust.edu.gh (admission portal) AND COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION USING THE E-VOUCHER PROVIDED. TWO COPIES OF THE ONLINE APPLICATION SHOULD BE PRINTED AND POSTED TO THE DEAN, IDL, KNUST, KUMASI, TOGETHER WITH ALL RELEVANT CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.
  1. APPLICANTS MUST INCLUDE IN THEIR APPLICATION FORMS CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES OF THEIR CERTIFICATES AND 2 REFEREES’ REPORT.
  2. ONLY RESULTS AND/OR DOCUMENTS PROVIDED BY APPLICANTS AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION OF THEIR APPLICATIONS SHALL BE CONSIDERED.
  3. THE DATE FOR THE CEMBA/CEMPA ENTRANCE EXAMINATION/ADMISSION TEST IS SATURDAY, 19th April, 2014 AT 9.00AM SATURDAY, 26th April, 2014 AT 9.00AM. ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE TEST AT THEIR SELECTED CENTRES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT idl.knust.edu.gh OR CALL TEL: 0247274661 or 0540206262

Note: Programmes would be mounted depending on the number of qualified applicants

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