KNUST courses and cut off points 2021-2022: admission requirements

KNUST courses and cut off points 2021-2022: admission requirements

You are likely looking forward to your higher education and have envisioned your preferred institution. Attaining the essential academic accolade is one of the most satisfying achievements for understudies. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is one of the best educational centres in Ghana, with outstanding academic programs covering various professions. What are the current KNUST courses and cut off points?

KNUST courses and cut off points
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KNUST is a premier learning centre with a remarkable standing in the Ghanaian education sector. Therefore, anyone looking to study at the school must meet the availed cut off points for KNUST courses.

Like any other university, KNUST updates its programmes to meet prevalent demands and ascertain students earn the appropriate skills. What are the courses you can go for and the qualifying points?

KNUST colleges

KNUST has a wide variety of programs ranging from the technology sector to the non-technical field. They offer courses under the following colleges:

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

Does KNUST accept D7?

No. D7, E8, and F9 are not acceptable for any course offered in the technology-driven institution. Only candidates with A1, B2, B3, C4, C5, and C6 in their WASSCE examinations qualify for admission.

SSSCE candidates with A, B, C, and D grades also qualify to apply for KNUST enrolment. However, people with an F grade are excluded from applying for any KNUST courses.

Undergraduate KNUST courses and cut off points

KNUST courses and cut off points
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The following are the current courses and cut off points for undergraduate studies for the 2021-2022 academic year:

Group A (Biological)

  • BSc. Agricultural Biotechnology - 19
  • BSc. Agricultural Management - 18
  • BSc. Agriculture - 24
  • BSc. Aquaculture and Water Resources Management - 24
  • BSc. BDS (Dental Surgery) (Fee-Paying Only) - 08
  • BSc. Biochemistry - 10
  • BSc. Biological Science - 12
  • BSc. Environmental Sciences - 17
  • BSc. Herbal Medicine - 16
  • BSc. Human Biology (Medicine) - 06
  • BSc. Midwifery - 10
  • BSc. Natural Resources Management - 20
  • BSc. Nursing - 09
  • BSc. Physician Assistantship - 07
  • BSc. Medical Imaging - 10
  • BSc. Physiotherapy and Sports Science - 14
  • Doctor of Optometry - 06
  • (DVM) Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - 15
  • Pharm D (Doctor of Pharmacy) - 06

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Group B KNUST fee paying cut off points (Physical and Engineering)

  • BSc. Actuarial Science - 11
  • BSc. Automobile Engineering - 14
  • BSc. Biomedical Engineering - 07
  • BSc. Chemical Engineering - 10
  • BSc. Chemistry - 18
  • BSc. Civil Engineering - 10
  • BSc. Computer Engineering - 09
  • BSc. Computer Science - 11
  • BSc. Electrical/Electronic Engineering- 07
  • BSc. Geological Engineering - 13
  • BSc. Geomatics (Geodetic) Engineering - 14
  • BSc. Industrial Engineering - 15
  • BSc. Marine Engineering - 12
  • BSc. Materials Engineering - 14
  • BSc. Mathematics - 18
  • BSc. Mechanical Engineering - 10
  • BSc. Metallurgical Engineering - 16
  • BSc. Meteorology and Climate Science - 21
  • BSc. Petrochemical Engineering - 09
  • BSc. Petroleum Engineering - 07
  • BSc. Physics - 21
  • BSc. Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics - 14
  • BSc. Statistics - 16
  • BSc. Telecommunication Engineering - 11
  • BSc. Agricultural Engineering - 16
  • BSc. Aerospace Engineering - 09

Group C KNUST admissions cut off points (Technology, Social Sciences)

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  • BA. Akan Language and Culture - 24
  • B.Ed. Junior High School Specialism - 24
  • BA. Communication Design (Graphic Design) - 14
  • BA. Communication Studies - 12
  • BA. Culture and Tourism - 16
  • BA. Economics - 13
  • BA. English - 20
  • BA. French and Francophone Studies - 15
  • BA. Geography and Rural Development - 14
  • BA. History - 18
  • BA. Linguistics - 22
  • BSc. Fashion Design - 16
  • BSc. Ceramics Design Technology - 24
  • BSc. Metalsmithing and Jewellery Technology - 24
  • BSc. Textile Design and Technology - 18
  • BA. Integrated Rural Art and Industry - 19
  • BFA. Painting and Sculpture - 20
  • BA. Political Studies - 11
  • BA. Publishing Studies - 16
  • BA. Religious Studies - 24
  • BA. Sociology - 14
  • BSc. Business Administration ((Human Resource Management/Management) - 10
  • BSc. Business Administration (Marketing/International Business) - 12
  • BSc. Business Administration (Accounting/Banking and Finance) - 09
  • BSc. Business Administration (Logistics and Supply Chain Mgt/Bus. Info. Tech.) - 12
  • BSc. Hospitality and Tourism Management - 13
  • BSc. Construction Technology and Management - 14
  • BSc. Development Planning - 12
  • BSc. Human Settlement Planning - 16
  • BSc. Land Economy - 09
  • BSc. Real Estate - 13
  • LLB - 06
  • BSc. Disability and Rehabilitation Studies - 17
  • BSc. Architecture - 09
  • BSc. Food Science and Technology - 14
  • BSc. Forest Resources Technology - 24
  • BSc. Landscape Design and Management - 22
  • BSc. Medical Laboratory Technology - 08
  • BA. Social Work - 15

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What are the undergraduate entry requirements?

For the above KNUST admission cut off points for undergraduate studies, students should meet specific minimum requirements to qualify. These are:

  • Have three credits in core subjects (English, Integrated Science, and Mathematics)
  • Credits in three WASSCE/SSSCE elective disciplines relevant to the course one wants to undertake or,
  • Its equivalent relevant to the selected program with an aggregate of 24 or better (WASSCE: A 1-C6/SSSCE A-D). D7, E8 & F9 are not acceptable for admission purposes.
  • International baccalaureate holders need grades four and above at a higher level in three relevant subjects. A minimum of grade 5 is required for Health and Allied Sciences and Engineering.

Undergraduate KNUST courses and grades equivalence

Are you wondering how to calculate the aggregate cut off points? You can easily do the calculation from your subject grades, and for WASSCE applicants, the following applies:

  • A1 - 1
  • B2 -2
  • B3 - 3
  • C4 - 4
  • C5 - 4
  • C6 - 4
  • D7 - 0
  • E8 - 0
  • F9 - 0

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For SSSCE holders, a person can quickly know the courses they are qualified for by equating their grades as follows:

  • A - 1
  • B - 2
  • C - 3
  • D - 4
  • F - 0

KNUST postgraduate courses and their cut off points

KNUST courses and cut off points
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Suppose you are looking to pursue a master's degree at the institution of higher learning. In that case, it is integral that you familiarize yourself with the current KNUST courses and grades in this category. For masters, you will require the following:

  • A Bachelor's Degree or its equivalence from a recognized institution
  • A First Class or Second Lower-Class Division

For a PhD, you need the following:

  • An MPhil degree or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Evidence of adequate training and ability to study the prospective course.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

This college possesses the Faculty of Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources. Every faculty has certain departments that offer specific postgraduate programs to students.

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Faculty of Agriculture

Possesses four departments that have the following courses:

  • MPhil Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • MPhil Reproductive Physiology
  • MPhil Animal Nutrition
  • MPhil Meat Science
  • PhD Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • PhD Reproductive Physiology
  • PhD Animal Nutrition
  • PhD Meat Science
  • MPhil Agronomy
  • MPhil Agronomy (Crop Physiology)
  • MPhil Agronomy (Plant Breeding)
  • MPhil Agronomy (Weed Science)
  • MPhil Agronomy (Forage Production and Management)
  • PhD Agronomy
  • PhD Crop Physiology
  • PhD Forage Production and Management
  • MPhil Crop Protection (Plant Pathology)
  • MPhil Crop Protection (Plant Virology)
  • MPhil Crop Protection (Entomology)
  • MPhil Crop Protection (Nematology)
  • PhD Plant Pathology
  • PhD Plant Entomology
  • PhD Nematology
  • PhD Plant Virology
  • MPhil Soil Science
  • PhD in Soil Science
  • MPhil Plant Breeding
  • PhD Plant Breeding
  • MPhil Postharvest Technology
  • MPhil Seed Science and Technology
  • MPhil Fruit Crops Production
  • MPhil Landscape Studies
  • MPhil Vegetable Crops Production
  • MPhil Floriculture
  • PhD Postharvest Technology
  • PhD Seed Science and Technology
  • PhD Fruit Crops Production
  • PhD in Landscape Studies
  • PhD Vegetable Crops Production
  • PhD Horticulture
  • MSc Agribusiness Management
  • MSc Agribusiness Management
  • PhD Agribusiness Management
  • MSc Agricultural Extension and Development Communication
  • MPhil Agricultural Extension and Development Communication
  • PhD of Agricultural Extension and Development Communication
  • MPhil Agricultural Economics
  • PhD in Agricultural Economics
  • MPhil Sustainable and Integrated Rural Development in Africa

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Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources

This faculty has five departments with various courses that are in high demand at the university.

  • MPhil Wildlife and Range Management
  • MSc Geo-Information Science for Natural Resources Management (GISNATUREM)
  • PhD in Wildlife and Range Management
  • MPhil Natural Resources and Environmental Governance
  • MPhil Silviculture and Forest Management
  • PhD Silviculture and Forest Management
  • MPhil Agroforestry
  • PhD Agroforestry
  • MSc Packaging Technology and Management
  • MPhil Wood Science
  • MPhil Wood Technology
  • PhD in Wood Science
  • PhD in Wood Technology
  • MPhil Aquaculture and Environment
  • MPhil Fisheries Management
  • MPhil Watershed Management
  • PhD Aquaculture and Environment
  • PhD in Fisheries Management
  • PhD Watershed Management

College of Art and Built Environment

College of Art and Built Environment has five departments that include:

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Construction Technology and Management
  • Department of Planning, Centre for Settlements Studies
  • Department of Planning
  • Department of Land Economy

One can pursue the following courses in the departments:

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  • MSc Architecture - one-year top-up
  • MArch (Master of Architecture) - two years
  • PhD Architecture - four years
  • MSc/MPhil Construction Management
  • MSc/MPhil Procurement Management
  • MSc/MPhil Project Management
  • PhD in Building Technology
  • PhD Construction Management
  • MSc/MPhil Development Planning and Management
  • MSc/MPhil Development Policy and Planning
  • MSc Transportation Planning
  • MSc/MPhil Development Studies
  • MSc/MPhil Planning
  • PhD Development Studies (full time - 4 Years)
  • PhD Development Studies (part-time - 5 Years)
  • PhD Planning (Full Time - 4 years)
  • PhD Planning (Part-Time - 5 years)
  • MPhil Urban Management Studies
  • MSc Land Governance and Policy
  • MSc Facilities Management
  • PhD in Land Management

Faculty of Art

The faculty of Art has five departments. They include:

  • Department of Educational Innovation in Science and Technology
  • Department of Planning and Sculpture
  • Department of Industrial Art
  • Department of Communication Design
  • Department of Integrated Rural Art and Industry.

One can pursue the following courses:

  • MPhil Art Education
  • MA African Art and Culture – one year
  • MPhil African Art and Culture – two years
  • PhD in Art Education
  • PhD in African Art and Culture
  • MSc/MPhil Creative Art Therapy
  • MPhil Art Education (top-up for one year)
  • MPhil. African Art and Culture (top-up for one year)
  • MPhil. Education (top-up for one year)
  • Master of Fine Art options
  • PhD in Fine Art
  • MFA Ceramics
  • MFA Jewellery and Metalsmithing
  • MFA Textiles Design
  • MPhil/PhD Textile and Fashion Design Technology
  • Masters in Communication Design (MCOMM), part-time and full time
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil Comm. Design) full time only
  • MPhil Integrated Art (full time / part-time) options

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College of Engineering

College of Engineering has several departments. These include:

  • Department of Civil Engineering,
  • Department of Geomatic Engineering
  • Department of Computer Engineering
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Geological Engineering.

One can pursue the following courses at the various departments in the university:

  • MSc / MPhil Geotechnical Engineering
  • MSc / MPhil Road and Transportation Engineering
  • MSc / MPhil in Water Resources Engineering and Management
  • MSc / MPhil Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation
  • MSc / MPhil Structural Engineering
  • PhD in Water Resources Engineering and Management
  • PhD in Water Supply and Treatment Technologies
  • PhD in Environmental Sanitation and Waste Management
  • PhD in Structural Engineering
  • PhD in Geotechnical Engineering
  • PhD in Highway and Transportation Engineering
  • PhD in Climate Change and Land Use
  • MSc/MPhil Geomatic Engineering
  • MPhil Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • MPhil Power Systems Engineering
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering
  • MPhil Computer Engineering
  • PhD in Computer Engineering
  • MPhil Chemical Engineering
  • PhD Chemical Engineering
  • MPhil Agricultural Machinery Engineering
  • MPhil Agro-Environmental Engineering
  • MPhil Bioengineering
  • MPhil Food and Post-Harvest Engineering
  • MPhil Soil and Water Engineering
  • MPhil Intellectual Property (MIP)
  • PhD in Agricultural Machinery Engineering
  • PhD Agro-Environmental Engineering
  • PhD Bioengineering
  • PhD Food and Post-Harvest Engineering
  • PhD in Soil and Water Engineering
  • MSc/MPhil Mechanical Engineering options
  • PhD Mechanical Engineering options
  • MSc RETs (Masters in Renewable Energy Technologies)
  • MSc Geophysical Engineering
  • MPhil Geological Engineering
  • PhD Geological Engineering

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Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals

This Faculty possesses seven departments. These are:

  • Department of Pharmaceutics
  • Department of Pharmacognosy
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Department of Pharmacy Practice
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Medical Diagnostics

An interested student can learn the following courses in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals.

  • MSc Pharmaceutical Technology
  • MPhil Pharmaceutic
  • MPhil Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • PhD Pharmaceutics
  • PhD Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • MPhil Pharmacognosy
  • PhD Pharmacognosy
  • MPhil Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • PhD Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • MSc Clinical Pharmacy (part-time)
  • MPhil Clinical Pharmacy (full-time)
  • PhD in Clinical Pharmacy
  • PhD in Social Pharmacy
  • MPhil Pharmacology
  • MPhil Clinical Pharmacology
  • PhD Pharmacology
  • PhD Clinical Pharmacology
  • MPhil Nursing
  • MSc Clinical Nursing
  • MPhil Haematology

School of Medical Sciences

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If you are looking to advance your studies in medical sciences, you ought to look for a good course in the School of Medical Sciences' departments. These include:

  • Department of Molecular Medicine
  • Department of Clinical Microbiology
  • Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Department of Physiology

You will get the following courses:

  • MPhil Chemical Pathology
  • MPhil Molecular Medicine
  • MPhil Immunology
  • PhD Chemical Pathology
  • PhD in Molecular Medicine
  • PhD Immunology
  • MPhil/PhD Clinical Microbiology
  • MPhil Human Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • MPhil Human Anatomy and Forensic Science
  • MPhil Human Anatomy and Cell Biology Programme (Morphological Diagnostics Option)
  • MPhil Mortuary Science and Management
  • PhD Human Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • PhD Human Anatomy and Forensic Science Programme
  • MPhil Physiology
  • MPhil Reproductive Physiology
  • MPhil Human Physiology

School of Public Health

The School of Public Health possesses five departments that include:

  • Department of Health Education, Promotion and Disability Studies
  • Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health
  • Department of Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety
  • Department of Health Policy, Management, and Economics
  • Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Students can access the following courses from the university:

  • MSc Disability, Rehabilitation, and Development
  • MSc Health Education and Promotion
  • MPH Health Education and Promotion
  • MSc Population and Reproductive Health
  • MPH Population and Reproductive Health
  • MSc Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety
  • MPH Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety
  • MSc Health Services Planning and Management
  • MPH Health Services Planning and Management
  • MPhil Health Systems Research and Management
  • MPhil Field Epidemiology and Applied Biostatistics
  • PhD in Public Health

Faculty of Law

The Faculty of law has only one master's program, Master of Law (LLM), for interested students at the university.

Faculty of Social Sciences

If you are looking to pursue social sciences for your postgraduate studies, you can search the various KNUST courses and grades to figure out the one that meets your interests and criteria. The school has:

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Languages and Communication Sciences
  • Department of English
  • Department of Geography and Rural Development
  • Department of Religious Studies
  • Department of Sociology and Social Work
  • Department of History and Political Studies

One can access the following master's academic programmes:

  • MSc Economics
  • MSc Economics (Money, Banking and Finance)
  • MSc Economics (Energy and Resource Economics)
  • MSc Economics (Health Economics)
  • MPhil Economics
  • PhD in Economics
  • MPhil French (Literature and Society)
  • MPhil French (Applied Linguistics)
  • MPhil French (Translation and Interpreting)
  • MPhil Teaching of French as a Foreign Language
  • MPhil French for Specific Purposes
  • PhD French (Literature and Society)
  • PhD French (Applied Linguistics)
  • PhD French (Translation and Interpreting)
  • PhD Teaching of French as a Foreign Language
  • PhD French for Specific Purposes
  • MPhil in English
  • MSc Geography and Sustainable Development
  • MPhil Geography and Rural Development
  • PhD Geography and Rural Development
  • MA Religious Studies
  • MPhil Religious Studies
  • PhD in Religious Studies
  • MA/MPhil in Sociology
  • MA/MPhil in Social Work
  • PhD Sociology
  • Master of Public Administration in Political Science
  • Master of Philosophy in Historical Studies
  • Master of Philosophy in Political Science
  • MA Asante History
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Historical Studies (PhD)

College of Science

This is one of the university's most extensive and possesses various departments with specific postgraduate courses for students. The departments are:

  • Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Department of Food Science and Technology
  • Department of Environmental Science
  • Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology
  • Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Optometry and Visual Science

Student can pursue the following courses:

  • MSc Human Nutrition
  • MPhil Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • PhD in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • MPhil Biochemistry
  • PhD Biochemistry
  • MSc Biotechnology
  • MPhil Biotechnology
  • PhD Biotechnology
  • MSc/MPhil Biodata Analytics and Computational Genomics
  • PhD Biodata Analytics and Computational Genomics
  • MSc/MPhil Forensic Science
  • MSc Food Science and Technology
  • MPhil Food Science and Technology
  • PhD in Food Science and Technology
  • MPhil Environmental Science
  • MPhil Chemistry
  • MPhil Polymer Science and Technology
  • PhD Chemistry
  • MPhil/PhD Geophysics
  • MPhil/PhD in Materials Science
  • MPhil/PhD in Solid State Physics
  • MPhil/PhD Meteorology and Climate Science
  • MPhil/PhD in Environmental Physics
  • MPhil Nano Science and Technology
  • MSc Petroleum Geophysics
  • MPhil Pure Mathematics
  • MPhil Applied Mathematics
  • PhD Pure Mathematics
  • PhD in Applied Mathematics
  • PhD Actuarial Science
  • PhD Mathematical Statistics
  • MSc Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics
  • MSc Computer Science
  • MPhil Computer Science
  • MSc Information Technology
  • MPhil Information Technology
  • MSc Health Informatics
  • PhD in Computer Science
  • PhD in Information Technology
  • MPhil Vision Science
  • PhD in Vision Science

KNUST fees

Humanities and social sciences regular first-year students pay about GHC. 1,351.43 per academic year. Those in science courses shell up to GHC. 1,799.47. Engineering first years only shell out GHC. 1,977.97

If you take any undergraduate program that falls under applied sciences, you will pay between GHC. 1,484.47 and GHC. 1,799.47 per year. Regular continuing students spend an average of GHC. 1,500 for every academic year. These are students in the second or sixth year of their studies.

Postgraduate first years pay anything between GHC. 5,361.05 to GHC. 19,268, depending on the program they are taking. Continuing and international students pay a different fee, also according to the programs that one is going for.

KNUST contacts

In case you have any questions or need assistance, reach out via the following official contacts:

  • Physical location: Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
  • Phone 1: +233 -3220-60444
  • Phone 2: +233-3220-61831
  • Fax: +233 -3220-60137
  • E-mail: admissions@knust.edu.gh

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology admissions are highly competitive. You can, therefore, utilize the above list of KNUST courses and cut off points to figure out if you meet their minimum requirements.

Are you looking for the best KNUST distance learning programs? Yen.com.gh featured an interesting piece about the current courses offered at the university under the distance learning program.

KNUST has, over time, become one of the most reputable universities in Ghana, offering numerous exciting courses for students. The distance learning program is one of a kind and gives students far from the institution an opportunity to pursue the degrees they desire.

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