KNUST Portal and Courses 2020/2021

KNUST, education, real estate

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, popularly referred to as KNUST is the largest public university located in Kumasi, Ashanti Region and Ghana’s second university. It was previously known as Kumasi College of Technology but the name was changed to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology by an Act of Parliament on 22 August 1961, under the supervision of R.P Baffour. 

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Short History

The University of Science and Technology succeeded the Kumasi College of Technology which was established by a Government Ordinance on 6th October 1951. It was, however, opened officially on 22nd January 1952 with 200 Teacher Training students transferred from Achimota, to form the nucleus of the new College. The college ascended to university status and was renamed Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (thus birthing KNUST) by an Act of Parliament on 22nd August 1961. This name was changed to University of Science and Education following the revolution of 24th February 1966 but later changed again to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology by another Act of Parliament, Act 559 of 1998.

Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah believed in education and played a major role in the establishment of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 1952. The university is one of Nkrumah’s major achievements and an incredible Ghanaian tertiary institution which has immensely impacted Ghana’s educational sector.

Courses and cut-off points

In 2005, the university condensed the various faculties into six colleges. A prospective student can be admitted under only one of these 6 colleges. These are:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Art and Built Environment
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Science

Yearly, the university receives numerous applications from prospective students who are looking for quality higher education. For students looking to study any of the 72 undergraduate courses offered in KNUST, the university has a strict cut-off point. Find the cut-off points below as of 2020.

Undergraduate Cut-Off Aggregates for 2020/21 Admissions
(to serve only as a guide to applicants)

 1 LL.B 09
 2 BA Sociology 15
 3 BA Social Work 16
 4 BA History 19
 5 BA Political Studies 16
 6 BA Geography & Rural Development 16
 7 BA English 18
 8 BA Religious Studies 20
 9 BA French 16
 10 BA Akan 23
 11 BA Economics 17
 12 BA Culture and Tourism 17
 13 BA Communication Design (Graphic Design) 19
 14 BA Industrial Art 20
 15 BA Integrated Rural Art & Industry 21
 16 BA Publishing Studies 14
 17 BFA Painting and Sculpture 22
 18 BSc (Business Administration) 10
 19 BSc Land Economy 13
 20 BSc Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics 18
 21 BSc Construction Technology & Management 18
 22 BSc Architecture 13
 23 BSc Human Settlement Planning 19
 24 BSc Development Planning 15
 25 BSc Real Estate Management 18
 26 BSc Aerospace Engineering 10
 27 BSc Biomedical Engineering 08
 28 BSc Chemical Engineering 14
 29 BSc Mechanical Engineering 14
 30 BSc Civil Engineering 14
 31 BSc Computer Engineering 11
 32 BSc Geological Engineering 18
 33 BSc Electrical/Electronic Engineering 09
 34 BSc Materials Engineering 17
 35 BSc Petroleum Engineering 09
 36 BSc Petrochemical Engineering 11
 37 BSc Telecommunication Engineering 14
 38 BSc Agricultural Engineering 23
 39 BSc Geomatic (Geodetic) Engineering 18
 40 Bsc Metallurgical Engineering 19
 41 BSc Mathematics 23
 42 BSc Statistics 15
 43 BSc Biochemistry 11
 44 BSc Environmental Science 18
 45 BSc Food Science and Technology 15
 46 Doctor of Optometry (OD) 08
 47 BSc Computer Science 15
 48 BSc Physics 24
 49 BSc Biological Science 15
 50 BSc Actuarial Science 13
 51 BSc Chemistry 20
 52 BSc Meteorology & Climate Science 21
 53 BSc Human Biology (Medicine) 06
 54 Pharm D (Doctor Of Pharmacy) 08
 55 BSc Medical Laboratory Technology 09
 56 BSc Sports and Exercise Science 21
 57 BSc Nursing 08
 58 BSc Herbal Medicine 15
 59 BSc BVM (Veterinary Medicine) 13
 60 BSc BDS (Dental Surgery)(Fee Paying Only) 08
 61 BSc Disability and Rehabilitation Studies 17
 62 BSc Midwifery 12
 63 BSc Sonography (Fee Paying Only) 18
 64 BSc Agriculture 24
 65 BSc Post Harvest Technology 24
 66 BSc Natural Resource Management 24
 67 BSc Forest Resources Technology 23
 68 BSc Landscape Design and Management 24
 69 BSc Agribusiness 14
 70 BSc Agricultural Biotechnology 21
 71 BSc Dairy and Meat Science & Technology 23
 72 BSc Aquaculture and Water Resource Management 23

Previously, prospective students could purchase admission forms from selected banks and post offices across the country but now, you only need to buy a scratch card and visit https://apps.knust.edu.gh/admissions/ to apply using the serial number and pin on the card.Admission Forms and Online Registration

Helplines have been included on this page in case you need any assistance. This is commendable, considering it’s a new product they are rolling out to anxious prospective students.

Do well to guard the serial number and pin on the card with your heart as this would be used later on to assess your admission status.

KNUST Admission List

The admissions list are published on the school’s website as and when, but usually takes about 2-3 months, and also announced to the general public through both digital and print media. You can know your admission status by using the serial number and pin on the card you used in applying for your preferred programs.

Furthermore, you could visit the Dean of Student’s office to find out if you made it to your preferred program or not.

IDL – Institute of Distance Learning

Aside the regular courses, the university offers a distance learning program for students who might not be necessarily situated in the Ashanti region and cannot afford the luxury of relocating to KNUST or Kumasi for longer periods.

Below is an image of the IDL centre and Accra City Campus which was commissioned.

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This six-storey edifice and its basement feature nine 150-seater lecture halls, 120-seater computer and server rooms with several offices and two-bed-sitters within the office block. An estimated cost of Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢10,500,000.00) was spent on the facility.

Fees

Fees for each program are reviewed yearly and paid based on the category one falls under. Students can either fall under one of these main categories:

International Students(Freshers)

KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, KUMASI FEES FOR 2017/2018 ACADEMIC YEAR UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIOINAL – FRESHMAN PROGRAMMES ACADEMIC FEES (USD)

Social Sciences 4,100.00

Law/Business Administration 5,800.00

Biological Science/Env’t Science/Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics 4,614.27

Architecture/Building Tech/Quantity Survey/Development Planning/ 4,699.27

Construction Econs./Optometry/Actuarial Science/ Industrial Art/Comm. Design/Publishing Studies/Biochemistry/ /Statistics/Food Sci. & Tech / Computer Sci./Integrated Rural Art/Painting & Sculpture/ Agric./ Nat Resources. Nursing/Emergency Nursing/Sports & Exercise Sci/Medical Lab Tech/ Disability & Rehab/Sonography     4,752.77

Agric Business Mgt.    4,699.27

Petroleum/Electrical /Petrochemical/Mechanical/Aerospace/Biomedical/ Metallurgical/Agricultural Eng. Chemical/Computer Eng/Materials/Geological/Geomatic/Civil/Telecom 5,940.00

Pharmacy/Veterinary Medicine/Herbal Medicine 5,915.77

Human Biology(Medicine)/ Dental Surgery   7,217.27

Undergraduate Fee Paying (Freshers)

KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENE AND TECHNOLOGY, KUMASI FEES FOR 2017/2018 ACADEMIC YEAR UNDERGRADUATE FEE PAYING- FRESHMEN (PROVISIONAL) PROGRAMMES  ACADEMIC FEES (GH¢)

Akan/Culture & Tourism/English/ French/Political Studies/Religious – 5,247.60 Studies/Geography & Rural Development/History/Publishing Studies Sociology/Social Work – 5,247.60

Economics – 5,247.60

Law – 8,393.60

Business Administration – 6,343.60

Biological Science/Env’t Science/Physics/Chemistry – 5,693.60

Architecture – 5,393.60

Quantity Surveying/Construction Econs./Development Planning – 5,393.60

Industrial Art/Communication Design/Agric Business Mgt Electrical & Electronic Eng/Chemical/Petrochemical Eng/ Geomatic Eng./Mechanical Eng./Aerospace Eng./Computer Eng./ – 7,517.60

Telecom Eng/Geological Eng/Civil Eng/Biomedical Eng/ Agricultural Eng./Materials Eng./Metallurgical Eng/Petroleum Eng. Optometry – 7,047.60

Actuarial Science/Statistics/Mathematics – 5,393.60

Pharmacy/ Herbal Medicine – 7,347.60

Veterinary Medicine – 7,047.60

BSc. Emergency Nursing/Nursing/Midwifery – 5,693.60

BSc. Emergency Nursing/Nursing/Midwifery (Sandwich, Year 2) – 5,252.35

Sports & Exercise Sci/Medical Lab Tech/Disability & Rehab/Sonography/ – 5,693.60

Biochemistry/Food Science & Tech /Computer Sci./ Meteo & Climate/Human Settlement Planning/Real Estate/Land Economy/ –  5,693.60

Integrated Rural Art/Painting & Sculpture/Agric Biotechnology/ Nat Resources Mgt/Dairy & Meat Sci/Landscape Design/Aquaculture/ Forest Resource Tech/Post Harvest Tech/Agriculture Human Biology(Medicine)/Dental Surgery – 10,193.60

Undergraduate Ghanaian Regular Students

KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, KUMASI FEES FOR 2017/2018 ACADEMIC YEAR UNDERGRADUATE REGULAR- FRESHMEN (PROVISIONAL) PROGRAMMES TOTAL ACADEMIC FEES (GH¢)

Akan/Culture & Tourism/English/ French/Political Studies/ Religious Studies/Geography & Rural Development/History/ – 1,220.41

Sociology/Social Work/Economics SCIENCES Actuarial Science/Mathematics/Statistics – 1,347.11

Biological Science/ Biochemistry/Chemistry/ Computer Sci./Env’t Science/Food Science & Tech/ – 1,647.11

Meteo & Climate Sci/Optometry/Physics ENGINEERING Agricultural Eng./Aerospace Eng./Biomedical Eng./Chemical/Civil Eng/ Computer Eng./Electrical & Electronic Eng/Geological Eng/Geomatic Eng./ – 1,817.11

Materials Eng./Mechanical Eng./Metallurgical Eng./Petrochemical Eng/ Petroleum Eng/Telecom Eng/ APPLIED SCIENCES Business Administration/Law – 1,347.11

Architecture/Construction Econs./Development Planning Land Economy/Real Estate/Quantity Surveying – 1,347.11

Communication Design/Industrial Art/Integrated Rural Art/ Painting & Sculpture/Publishing Studies – 1,347.11

Agriculture/Agri-Biotechnology/Agri-Business Mgt./ Aquaculture/Dairy & Meat Sci./Forest Resource Tech/ – 1,647.11

Landscape Design/Nat Resources Mgt./Post Harvest Tech Disability & Rehab/Herbal Medicine/Nursing/Midwifery Medical Lab Tech/Sonography/Sports & Exercise Sci./Pharmacy – 1,647.11

Veterinary Medicine – 1,647.11

Human Biology(Medicine)/Dental Surgery – 1,845.88

Location

KNUST’s main campus is about 7 square miles in area and about eight miles to the east of Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital. The university has given life to its surrounding communities; Bomso, Ayeduase, Kotei and Kentinkrono.

Hostels and Houses around KNUST

Obviously, due to the high number of students being admitted each year, not every student can be a resident in the 6 traditional halls of residence. This is where the real estate industry comes in to solve this issue.

Aside from the popular Brunei and Tech Credit Hostels, due to their location on campus, a number of good hostels have also sprung up near and far from the school. One really needs to consider proximity to faculty, safety and comfort in choosing a hostel. For those who want to still feel a home away from home, meqasa.com has a number of good properties in Kumasi you should check out.

KNUST Portal

At the core of this university is technology hence, the introduction of a student portal where students log in with their Username, Password and Student ID to assess their fees, results etc.

KNUST has also pushed itself to introduce a mobile app for the students called AIM, which stands for Academic Info Manager. This makes it easier for students to assess information about their courses, results and announcements from the convenience of their phones.

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All Correspondence to the University must be addressed to:

The Registrar

Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science & Technology

Private Mail Bag

University Post Office

KNUST – Kumasi

Ghana.

Tel:   +233 -3220- 60331         E-Mail: registrar@knust.edu.gh

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