Kumasi Technical University Courses & Requirements (2021)

Kumasi Technical University is a leading technical university in Ghana that provides students with the knowledge and skills in various areas like manufacturing, commerce, and science and technology.

In this article, you will find a list of the current courses available at the Kumasi Technical University and the admissions requirements for these courses.

Kumasi Technical University courses

About the Kumasi Technical University

Just like most technical universities in Ghana, the Kumasi Technical University was first established as the Kumasi Technical Institute. It was tasked with providing training in areas relating to craft. In 1963, it was converted to a non-tertiary Polytechnic status and it began offering technician diploma and sub-professional courses.

The institute gained the status of a tertiary institution after the Polytechnic Law, 1992 (PNDC L.321) came into act. It was later reformed into the Kumasi Technical University through the Technical University Act 2016 (Act 922).

The university is tasked with providing higher education in applied arts, science and technology-based disciplines, engineering, and technical and vocational training.

Currently, the school has six faculties through which it offers it M.TECH, HND, Diploma and Bachelor of Technology programmes. These faculties include:

  • Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Faculty of Built and Natural Environment
  • Faculty of Creative Arts and Technology
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
  • Faculty of Health Sciences

It also has the following institutes and schools.

  • Graduate School
  • Institute of Distance Learning and Continuing Education
  • Institute of Research, Innovation and Development
  • International Office
  • Business School

KUMASI TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY PROGRAMMES

M.TECH POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

  • Master of Technology in Water and Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Health Statistics
  • Master of Technology in Financial Statistics
  • Master of Technology in Environmental Statistics
  • Master of Technology in Chemical Engineering

HND PROGRAMMES

  • HND Statistics
  • HND Secretaryship and Management Studies
  • HND Science and Industrial Laboratory Technology
  • HND Purchasing and Supply
  • HND Medical Laboratory Technology
  • HND Mechanical Engineering
  • HND Marketing
  • HND Interior Design and Technology
  • HND Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management
  • HND Fashion Design and Textiles Studies
  • HND Estate Management
  • HND Entrepreneurship and Finance
  • HND Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • HND Dispensing Technology
  • HND Computer Science
  • HND Civil Engineering
  • HND Chemical Engineering
  • HND Building Technology
  • HND Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship
  • HND Accounting with Computing
  • HND Accountancy
  • Higher Diploma in Health Statistics

NON-TERTIARY PROGRAMMES

  • Diploma in Banking Technology & Finance (DipBTF) 2-year programme
  • Diploma in Computerised Accounting (DCA) 2-year programme
  • Diploma in Public Relations (2-year programme)
  • Diploma in Electronic Marketing (2-year programme)
  • Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) (2-year programme)
  • Diploma in Procurement & Materials Management (2-year programme)
  • Diploma in Agribusiness & Finance (2-year programme)
  • Diploma in Banking & Small Business Management (2-year programme)
  • Diploma in Information Technology (2-year programme)
  • Diploma in Hardware & Networking (2-year programme)
  • Diploma in Web Applications & Database (2-year programme)
  • Diploma in Fashion
  • Diploma in Financial Statistics
  • Diploma in Library & Information Science
  • Diploma in Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Diploma in Education (1 year)
  • Diploma in Health Statistics
  • Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Diploma in Statistics for Risk Management
  • Catering 812/1
  • Electrical Engineering Technician Part I & II
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician Part 1 & II
  • Motor Vehicle Technician Part I & II
  • Construction Technician Course Part I & II

B.TECH DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  • Bachelor of Technology in Secretaryship and Management
  • Bachelor of Technology in Procurement Management
  • Bachelor of Technology in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Technology in Library and Information Science
  • Bachelor of Technology in Hospitality Management and Catering Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Health Statistics
  • Bachelor of Technology in Fashion Design And Modeling
  • Bachelor of Technology in Estate Management
  • Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Statistics
  • Bachelor of Technology in Entrepreneurship & Finance
  • Bachelor of Technology in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Data Science
  • Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering (Two Years – Top-up)
  • Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering (4 years)
  • Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Building Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Agribusiness with Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Technology in Accounting with Computing

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To get admitted into the academic programmes offered by the University, you will have to meet the following requirements.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR HND PROGRAMMES

SSSCE Holders

  • Applicants must have six passes in all subjects including Mathematics and English Language and at least three of the passes must be relevant to the course of study.

WASSCE Holders

  • Applicants must have six passes in all subjects including Mathematics and English Language and they must possess a minimum of C6 in any three of the elective subjects relevant to the course of study.

ABCE/ ‘O’&’A’ Level Holders

  • Applicants must have five ABCE credits or five GCE Ordinary Level credits including Mathematics and English Language plus at least two (2) GCE ‘A’ Level/ABCE passes

GBCE Holders

  • Applicants must have five GBCE credits including Mathematics, Business, English Language, and Integrated Science / Social Studies.

DBS Holders

  • Applicants must have four SSSCE/WASSCE credits including Mathematics and English plus at least three DBS passes.

Technical School Applicants (Certificate II)

  • Applicants must have passes in Integrated Science, Mathematics, English Language plus any three relevant trade courses.

Mature Applicants

Mature Candidates must

  • Be 25 years old and provide proof of age with legitimate documentary proof of birth date which is at least 5 years old at the time of application.
  • Have at least two years of working experience (employment letter is required)
  • Pass a written entrance examination conducted by the University.
  • Mature candidates applying for HND Science and Industrial Laboratory Technology/Dispensing Technology/Medical Laboratory Technology should have hospital/industrial experience including “O” Level/WASSCE/SSSCE pure science background (Biology and Chemistry) as well as credits in Mathematics (core) and English.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR PART-TIME PROGRAMMES

  • Applicants must have four SSSCE/ WASSCE passes including Mathematics and English Language

How to Apply

All applicants are required to purchase a card with application code and then proceed to fill the application form on the University’s official website.

Below are the places where the card can be obtained.

  • Kumasi Technical University Cash Office
  • All Regional Post Offices
  • All Zenith Bank Branches
  • All UBA Branches
  • Universal Merchant Bank (UMB)

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