Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology
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KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Established in 1952, KNUST has a rich history in its evolution into a first class University over the years. Kwame Nkrumah, the African Personality of the Century and pioneer of African independence is the founder of KNUST. KNUST believes in achievement through diligence and commitment.
The University started awarding its degrees in June 1964. All degree examinations are reviewed by external examiners and moderators to ensure that high academic standards are maintained.
- Official Website – www.knust.edu.gh/
- Founder – Dr. Kwame Nkrumah
- Chancellor – Otumfuo Osei Tutu II
- Vice Chancellor – Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso
- Pro-Vice Chancellor – Rev. Professor Charles Ansah
- Registrar – Mr. Andrews Kwasi Boateng
- Campuses – Kumasi
Undergraduate Degree Programmes
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
- BSc Agriculture
- BSc Natural Resources Management
- BSc Post Harvest Technology
- BSc Dairy and Meat Science and Technology
- BSc Landscape Design and Management
- BSc Agricultural Biotechnology
- BSc Agribusiness Management
- BSc Forest Resources Technology
- BSc Aquaculture & Water Resources Management
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- BA Economics
- BA Geography and Rural Development
- BA Sociology
- BA Social Work
- BA Religious Studies
- BA History
- BA Political Studies
- BA French
- BA Akan
- BA Culture and Tourism
- BA English
- BSc. Business Administration
- LLB (4 years for WASSE/SSSCE/GBCE and Equivalent Holders)
- LLB Part-Time, (4years for Degree Holders only)
- BA Economics (Parallel)
- BSc. Business Administration (Parallel)
- BA Geography and Rural Development (Parallel)
- BA Sociology (Parallel)
- BA Social Work (Parallel)
- BA History (Parallel)
- BA Political Studies (Parallel)
- BA French (Parallel)
- BA Culture and Tourism (Parallel)
- BA English (Parallel)
- BA Religious Studies (Parallel)
College of Engineering
- BSc Agricultural Engineering
- BSc Chemical Engineering
- BSc Civil Engineering
- BSc Geomatic Engineering (Geodetic Engineering)
- BSc Materials Engineering
- BSc Mechanical Engineering
- BSc Electrical & Electronic Engineering
- BSc Computer Engineering
- BSc Aerospace Engineering
- BSc Petroleum Engineering
- BSc Telecommunication Engineering
- BSc Geological Engineering
- BSc Biomedical Engineering
- BSc Petrochemical Engineering
- BSc Metallurgical Engineering
College of Art and Built Environment
- BSc Architecture
- BSc Construction Technology & Management (Building Technology)
- BSc Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics (Building Technology)
- BSc Development Planning
- BSc Human Settlement Planning
- BSc Land Economy
- BSc Real Estate
- BFA Painting and Sculpture
- BA Communication Design (Graphic Design)
- BA Industrial Art (Ceramics, Metal Work, Textiles, and Fashion Design)
- BA Integrated Rural Art and Industry
- BA Publishing Studies (Book Industry)
- BA Integrated Rural Art and Industry (Parallel)
- BA Publishing Studies (Parallel)
- BA Communication Design (Parallel)
- BFA Painting and Sculpture (Parallel)
College of Science
- BSc Biochemistry
- BSc Food Science and Technology
- BSc Biological Sciences
- BSc Environmental Science
- BSc Chemistry
- BSc Computer Science
- BSc Mathematics
- BSc Statistics
- BSc Physics
- BSc Actuarial Science
- Doctor of Optometry (OD), Six (6) years
- BSc Meteorology and Climate Science
- BSc Computer Science (Parallel)
College of Health Sciences
- Pharm D (Doctor of Pharmacy) Six (6) Years
- BSc Herbal Medicine
- BSc Human Biology (Medicine); to be followed by a 3-year Clinical Programme leading to MB ChB Degree)
- BSc Medical Laboratory Technology
- BSc Sports and Exercise Science
- BSc Nursing
- BSc Midwifery
- BSc Midwifery (Sandwich Programmes) *
- BSc Emergency Nursing (Fee-Paying only)*
- BSc BDS Dental Surgery (Three (3) years of BSc Human Biology to be followed by a-year Clinical studies leading to the award of BDS Degree) (Fee Paying only)
- DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) (6 years)
- BSc Sonography (Fee-Paying only)
- BSc Disability & Rehabilitation Studies (opened to Candidates with General Science; General Arts; Business; Visual Arts and Vocational/ Home Economics background)
Post-Graduate Degree Programmes
At the time of application, applicants should possess a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from a recognized Institution in the relevant field of study. Preference will be given to applicants with a FIRST CLASS, SECOND CLASS (UPPER OR LOWER DIVISION)
- Master’s Programmes (Full-Time) are of Two (2) Academic Years and (Part-Time) Three (3) Academic Years duration.
- PhD Programmes (Full-Time) are of Three (3) Academic Years and (Part-Time) are of Four (4) Academic Years duration.
Candidates applying for Doctor of Philosophy degree must have a Master’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized Institution and shall submit evidence of adequate training and ability to undertake the proposed programme.
Undergraduate Cut-Off Aggregates for 2016/17 Admissions
(to serve only as a guide to applicants)
|2||BA. Communication Design (Graphic Design)||20|
|3||BA. Culture and Tourism||19|
|7||BA. Geography and Rural Development||15|
|9||BA. Industrial Art||23|
|10||BA. Integrated Rural Art and Industry||24|
|11||BA. Painting and Sculpture||24|
|12||BA. Political Studies||13|
|13||BA. Publishing Studies||16|
|14||BA. Religious Studies||24|
|16||BA. Social Work||16|
|17||BSc. Actuarial Science||10|
|18||BSc. Aerospace Engineering||7|
|19||BSc. Agribusiness Management||16|
|20||BSc. Agricultural Biotechnology||24|
|21||BSc. Agricultural Engineering||24|
|23||BSc. Aquaculture and Water Resources Management||24|
|25||BSc. BDS (Dental Surgery) (Fee-Paying Only)||8|
|27||BSc. Biological Science||13|
|28||BSc. Biomedical Engineering||7|
|29||BSc. Business Administration||8|
|30||DVM (Veterinary Medicine)||12|
|31||BSc. Chemical Engineering||11|
|33||BSc. Civil Engineering||9|
|34||BSc. Computer Engineering||9|
|35||BSc. Computer Science||11|
|36||BSc. Construction Technology and Management||15|
|37||BSc. Dairy and Meat Science and Technology||24|
|38||BSc. Development Planning||13|
|39||BSc. Disability and Rehabilitation Studies||19|
|40||BSc. Electrical/Electronic Engineering||7|
|41||BSc. Environmental Sciences||20|
|42||BSc. Food Science and Technology||13|
|43||BSc. Forest Resources Technology||24|
|44||BSc. Geological Engineering||15|
|45||BSc. Geomatic Engineering||19|
|46||BSc. Herbal Medicine||15|
|47||BSc. Human Biology (Medicine)||6|
|48||BSc. Human Settlement Planning||18|
|49||BSc. Land Economy||10|
|50||BSc. Landscape Design and Management||24|
|51||BSc. Materials Engineering||16|
|53||BSc. Mechanical Engineering||10|
|54||BSc. Medical Laboratory Technology||7|
|55||BSc. Metallurgical Engineering||20|
|56||BSc. Meteorology and Climate Science||24|
|58||BSc. Natural Resources Management||24|
|60||BSc. Petrochemical Engineering||9|
|61||BSc. Petroleum Engineering||6|
|63||BSc. Post Harvest Technology||24|
|64||BSc. Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics||15|
|65||BSc. Real Estate||17|
|67||BSc. Sports and Exercise Science||24|
|69||BSc. Telecommunication Engineering||10|
|70||Doctor of Optometry||6|
|72||Pharm D (Doctor of Pharmacy)||6|
Mode of Application (for 2017/2018)
The Sale of E-Voucher for the online Application is open to the following Applicants:
1. WASSCE/SSSCE Holders who have credits (A1-C6/A-D) in the following Three (3) Core Subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credits (A1-C6/ A-D) in Three Elective Subjects with an Aggregate Score of 24 or better in the relevant Area of Study.
GENERAL BUSINESS CERTIFICATE (GBCE) Holders who possess passes in Three compulsory Subjects including English Language and passes in any Three Elective Subjects including Business Mathematics.
2. ADVANCED LEVEL Holders with credits in at least Five (5) subjects at the GCE ‘O’ Level (or its equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics plus at least two passes in the relevant subjects at the Advanced Level.
ADVANCED BUSINESS CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (ABCE) Holders with passes in Three compulsory Subjects plus Three optional subjects relevant to the Programme of study, OR Applicants with Stage I of ACCA, ICA, Associate of Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) with credits at WASSCE/SSSCE in Three (3) Core Subjects and credits in Three (3) Elective Subjects or Six (6) credits at GBCE or ABCE or GCE O’ Level including English Language and Mathematics.
3. MATURE STUDENTS who have attained the age of 25 years or above at the time of Application and have credits in Five (5) GCE ‘O Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics, in addition to passing an Entrance Examination and /or Interview.
A. WASSCE/SSSCE Holders who have credits (A1-C6/ A-D) in the following Three (3) Core Subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credits (A1-C6/A-D) in Three Elective Subjects with an Aggregate Score of 24 or better in the relevant Area of Study.
B. HND Holders with Three (3) years relevant working experience in addition to the Minimum Entry Requirements at WASSCE/SSSCE or Five (5) GCE O’ Level Credits including English Language and Mathematics.
4. FOREIGN APPLICANTS (online application only) and all others who have any of the above qualifications or their equivalent from an accredited/recognised institution.
KNUST School Fees
Click HERE for the 2016/2017 School Fess Schedule.
Accommodation & Halls
There are Six Halls of residence and a number of hostels in the University. They are Queen Elizabeth II, Unity, Independence, Republic, University, and Africa. Three of the Halls of residence are mixed, two for males only and one for females only. Of the five hostels, two are for postgraduate students, one for both undergraduate and graduate students and managed by the Ghana Universities Staff Superannuation Scheme (GUSSS).
Independence Hall was officially opened in February, 1959 to commemorate the attainment of Ghana’s independence on 6th March, 1957. The first permanent hall of residence now houses male and female students.
Members of the hall are known as “Spartans”. The hall consists of 198 rooms in the main hall and 96 rooms in the annex. Facilities include an internet café, communication centre, Games room, Gym, Chapel, Salon, mini mart, Dining Hall etc.
Africa Hall is the only all-female hall in the University. It was first occupied by students on 14th October, 1967. Members of the Hall are known as “Domites“. Majority of the female senior members are assigned to Africa as Fellows. “Dome” has 192 inhabitable rooms.
Facilities include a modern Internet Cafe, Mini Basket ball court, Games room, Chapel, Salon, A well managed Kitchen that serves food, a modern mini-market etc. The Africa Hall J.C.R. stocks all categories of goods. It is one of the best, if not the very best on campus.
The University Hall was named to commemorate the accession of the Kumasi College of Technology to full University status on 22nd August, 1961. It is an all male Hall. The main hall has 198 rooms excluding flats, and the annex has 95 rooms. It is popularly known as” KATANGA”.
Facilities include Games room, A Gym, Chapel, Internet Cafe, A mini market, Communication centre, Barbering Salon, kitchen that serves food etc. Katanga has a very lively Junior Common Room
Republic Hall is a mixed Hall with about 850 students both local and International. It was named Republic to commemorate Ghana’s attainment of a Republic Status in 1960. The Hall was officially opened in1961 and women were admitted to the hall for the first time only in 1991.It has 198 rooms in the main and 96 in the annex block.
Facilities include a modern mini Basket ball court, Games room, Chapel, Salon, Gift Shop, kitchen that serves food etc. Cock Tarven is a very popular Junior Common Room on campus. All throng there to socialise. Repu as it is popularly called is also the home to the Student Representative Council (SRC) Office.
Unity Hall is the largest hall with an original accommodation capacity of 448 rooms but presently have 36 extra flats. It is an all-male hall with modern facilities and nicknamed “The Twin Towers”. Members are known as “Continentals”.
Facilities include a modern internet cafe, Communication & Business centre, Basket ball court, Games room, A Boutique & Gift Shop, Barbering Salon, kitchen that serves food and a Shopping mall with a well stocked Supermarket. It has the most comfortable, friendly and spacious Junior Common Room on campus.
The Queen Elizabeth II Hall is co-educational and houses a student population of 840 with 294 rooms and named in honour of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and was officially opened in November 1959 by the Duke of Edinburgh. The Queen later visited the Hall in 1961 during her state visit to Ghana.
Members of Queen Elizabeth II Hall are usually known as “Royals”. Facilities include a modern internet cafe, Communication centre, Badminton court, Games room, A Gym, Chapel, Salon, Gift Shop, Shopping mall, kitchen that serves food, etc.
Accommodation of International Students in University Residential/Hostel Facilities
As part of the measures to improve the security of Students, particularly International Students and to ensure the provision of an enabling residential facility and environment for their studies and stay, it is the policy of the University that, all International Students are to be accommodated on Campus in University’s Halls of Residence, GUSSS, Hall Seven and SRC Hostels Facilities. It is therefore an offence for any International Student to lodge outside the designated places.
The University is unable to guarantee all students accommodation (especially continuing students). Most students are, therefore, living in private sector housing (hostels), most of which are located outside the University Campus. A majority of these hostels are however, within walking distances to the University Campus.
There is a wide range of private hostel accommodation for students of KNUST to consider in Kumasi. These range from hostels with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities to flats, those with the study bedrooms having their own private bathrooms and small kitchenettes. Some of the hostels even have air conditioners and internet connectivity in the study bedrooms. All of them are self-catering. Kumasi is a fantastic city to live in and living in your own accommodation away from the University will afford you the best opportunity to experience the vibrant and diverse nature of the city. However, private hostel accommodation is not easy to find and costs are considerably high in Kumasi.
More detailed information, including the list of private hostels, their locations, facilities and services, as well as rents, are available at the Students Housing and Residence life Unit at the Dean of Students Office.
Non-Resident Students Facilities
There are three (3) Non-Resident facilities on Campus. One is located behind “Club B” (very close to College of Art and Social Sciences) while the other two are located at the main Faculty Area. All of them have reading rooms, bathrooms, and lockers where students can keep their books. Two of these facilities have entertainment/T.V. rooms, which are connected to a 24-hour Multi Choice DSTV Transmission.
Ideally these facilities are meant to serve as learning and resting places for non-resident students during lunch breaks and their free periods while they are on Campus. Indeed, the facilities are highly patronized by non-resident students especially during examination periods when they operate 24 hour basis.
Hostels for KNUST Students
Tel: +233 -3220- 60331
Fax: +233-3220- 60137
Academic Matters including Admissions, Examinations and Student Affairs:
The Deputy Registrar (Academic & Student Affairs)
Tel: +233 -3220- 60444
Fax: +233 -3220- 60137
General Administration and Municipal Services:
The Deputy Registrar (General Administration)
Tel: +233-3220- 60438
Fax: +233-3220- 60137
Human Resource Development
Staff Training/Continuous Professional Development Programmes, Liaison/Industrial Attachments, and Scholarships:
The Deputy Registrar (Human Resource Development)
Tel: +233 -3220- 60352
Fax: +233-3220- 60137
General Personnel and Staff Welfare, including Appointments and Promotions:
The Deputy Registrar (Personnel & Welfare)
Tel: +233 -3220- 60333
Fax: +233-3220- 60137
Matters concerning University Properties including Land Lease, etc:
The Estate Officer
Tel: +233-3220- 60316
Fax: +233-3220- 60137
The University Alumni Officer, University Alumni Centre
Tel: +233-3220- 60021
Fax: +233 -3220- 60137
University Relations including External Linkages and Visits to the University:
The University Relations Officer, University Relations Office
Tel: +233-3220- 60021
Fax: +233 -3220- 60137
All Correspondence to the University must be addressed to:
Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science & Technology
Private Mail Bag
University Post Office
KNUST – Kumasi