CCTU Postgraduate Admission Requirement

The Cape Coast Technical University, CCTU School of Graduate Studies has released the Postgraduate Admission Requirement for prospective applicants and the general public.

CCTU Postgraduate Admission Requirement

The General entry requirements for Postgraduate programmes are detailed below.

Master of Technology in Civil Engineering

i. B. Tech Certificate Holders in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or a related discipline with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) and relevant working experience in the construction industry.

ii. BSc. Certificate Holders in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or a related discipline with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) and at least ONE (1) year of relevant working experience in the construction industry.

iii. HND plus BSc. Certificate Holders in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or a related discipline with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) and at least ONE (1) year of relevant working experience in the construction industry.

In addition, candidates must pass a selection interview

B.Tech. Accounting (top-Up)

i. HND Accountancy holders with at least second class lower. However, those with passes would be admitted after going through entrance exams and interviews.

ii. ACCA and ICA Holders with passes in seven (7) or more subjects iii. Holders of professional diploma in computerized accounting or equivalent Diploma from a recognized university.

Tech Marketing Studies (top-Up)

i. HND graduates in Marketing and students transferring from similar/related programmes run at other accredited institutions with a minimum of Second (2nd) Class Lower Division plus at least one (1) year working experience OR

ii. Applicants with Professional Diploma from CIM (UK/Ghana). OR

iii. HND graduates from other fields or disciplines with a qualification not lower than the minimum of Second (2nd) Class Lower Division requirement with at least one (1) year working experience in Marketing Studies related fields.

B. Tech Secretaryship & Management Studies (top-Up)

i. Graduates of Higher National Diploma (HND) in Secretaryship and Management Studies and students transferring from similar programmes run at other accredited/recognized institutions with a minimum of Second (2nd) Class Lower Division plus at least one (1) year relevant post qualification experience in the relevant field. OR

ii. Applicants with Private Secretaryship Certificates who have one (1) year of working experience in the secretarial field shall be admitted after passing a qualifying examination. OR

iii. Applicants with level one (1) qualification of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) qualifying examinations. Such applicants (ICSA applicants) shall be admitted based on an entrance examination and interview performance.

B. Tech Procurement & Supply Chain Management (top-Up)

i. HND graduates in Purchasing and Supply, HND Building Technology and students transferring from similar programmes run at other accredited institutions with a minimum of Second (2nd) Class Lower Division plus at least one (1) year working experience OR

ii. Applicants with Level four (4) Foundation Diploma of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)-UK) qualifications or equivalent of Chartered Institute of Builders, UK may apply

B.Tech. Statistics (top-Up)

i. Holders of a good HND certificate (Second Class Division or better) in HND Statistics and must have one-year relevant post-qualification field experience

B.Tech Institutional and Hospitality Management (top-Up)

HND Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management holders with at least second class lower. However, those with passes would be admitted after going through entrance exams and interviews.

B.Tech Fashion Design and Textile Studies (top Up)

i. Holders of a good HND certificate (second class upper Division or better) in Fashion Design and Textiles and must have at least one year of work experience in the relevant field. Applicants with second-class lower division may also apply but must pass a selection interview.

ii. Foreign students with HND in Fashion Design and Textiles certified by NAB can also apply for admission to the top-up programme.

B.Tech Tourism Management (top-Up)

The entry requirements for the two-year programme are the following:

i. HND Tourism, HND Tourism and Hospitality Management graduates or other qualifications of similar programmes run by other institutions with a minimum of 2nd Class Lower.

ii. Show evidence of at least two years post-qualification work experience. iii. Foreign students with similar qualifications can also apply for admission to this top-up degree programme.

B. Tech Civil Engineering (top-Up)

i. HND in Civil Engineering with a minimum of Second Class (Lower division). HND in Civil Engineering with “Pass” Division must pass a selection interview.

ii. HND in Building Technology, Construction Technology or Construction-related programme may be admitted upon successful completion of a 3-month bridging course.

iii. Construction Technician Certificate Part I, II & III (CTC I, II & III) with Credit passes in all subjects, plus at least three (3) years relevant experience may be admitted upon successful completion of a 6-month bridging course.

B. Tech Building Technology (top-Up)

i. Holders of a good HND certificate (Second Class Upper Division or better) in Building Technology and must have at least, one year of work experience in the relevant field.

Applicants with Second Class Lower Division may also apply but must pass a selection interview.

B.Tech Renewable Energy (4-Year Degree)

i. SSSCE holders: Credit Passes (A-D) in Six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language, Integrated Science and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects. Relevant elective subjects including Elective Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Building Construction, Technical Drawing, Engineering Science, Economics and Geography

ii. WASSCE Holders: Credit Passes (A1-C6) in Six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language, Integrated Science and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.

Relevant elective subjects include Elective Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Building Construction, Technical Drawing, Engineering Science, Economics and Geography.

B.Tech Mechanical Engineering (4-Year Degree)

The programme will be targeting applicants with the following qualifications:

i. WASSCE applicants: Credit Passes (A1-C6) in Six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects. Relevant elective subjects including Elective Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry

In place of Chemistry; either Metal Work, Auto Mechanics, Applied Electricity, Technical Drawing or Engineering Science is acceptable

ii. SSSCE applicants: Credit Passes (A-D) in Six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects. Relevant elective subjects including Elective Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry

In place of Chemistry; either Metal Work, Auto Mechanics, Applied Electricity, Technical Drawing or Engineering Science is acceptable.

iii. GCE ‘A’ Level applicants: FIVE (5) credits at O’ Level including English and Mathematics, plus, EITHER Passes at A’ Level in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Physics with an ‘O’ Level credit in Chemistry. OR Passes at A’ Level in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

iv. Technical / Vocational Certificate Applicants

a. Mechanical Engineering Technician I & II (MET I & II) with passes in all subjects.

b. Motor Vehicle Technician I & II (MVT I & II) with passes in all subjects

c. Ordinary Technician Diploma (OTD) Certificate in Mechanical Engineering with Pass in all subjects.

d. Credit Passes in Intermediate or equivalent Certificate in Mechanical related courses plus SSSCE (A-D) or WASSCE (A1-C6) or GCE Ordinary level (Credit) or CTVET (Credit) Certificates in three (3) core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

e. CTVET Diploma Certificate in Mechanically related courses with a minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division shall be admitted into the 2nd Year of the programme. Applicants with a “Pass” shall be admitted into the 1st Year of the programme.

v. Professional and other Entry Qualifications: All professional certificates and any other qualifications beyond the ones specified above must be referred to the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) for the establishment of their equivalences, to determine their eligibility for admission to tertiary education institutions-universities, university, colleges, polytechnics, etc.

vi. Mature applicants: Must be at least 25 years old and should provide a birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of date of birth. Pass a written examination and an interview

vii. Teacher Applicants Three (3) year certificate ‘A’ OR Five (5) GCE ‘O’ level credits including English Language, Mathematics and two (2) Science Subjects or Five (5) SSCE/WASSCE passes including English language, Mathematics and two (2) elective science subjects. AND A minimum of three (3) years of teaching experience

viii. HND applicants HND Certificate applicants with at least Second-Class Lower Division in any Mechanical Engineering oriented programme, such as;

a. Mechanical Engineering,

b. Agricultural Mechanization

shall be admitted into the 3rd Year of the Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech) Mechanical Engineering programme. HND applicants with a “Pass” must pass a selection interview. In addition, the applicant must have acquired a 2-year post-HND qualification working experience.

ix. International and other applicants

a. International Baccalaureate applicants may apply with contents of programmes equivalent to the Ghanaian WASSCE/SSSCE or the Ghanaian A’ Level programmes.

b. Credits of International Baccalaureate applicants shall meet requirements 8.1.1 and 8.1.2 with equivalent certificates.

c. International students’ certificates will be submitted to the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) for evaluation before any student is admitted.

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