That moment when high school is finally over and you’re officially on your way to college is normally a golden one. The excitement to go out into the world and the fear of the unknown is possibly what most people feel at this moment. University is usually and interesting journey. You might be considering joining Takoradi Technical University. It is not always that people are completely aware what exact course is right for them. So this list of Takoradi Technical University courses will be a guide that might hopefully help you make a decision.
Takoradi Technical University courses
Formerly Takoradi Polytechnic, Takoradi Technical University was established in the fifties. It is located in the capital of the Western Region of Ghana in Sekondi-Takoradi twin towns. It was unanimously voted by Ghanaian legislatives at the time that this former polytechnic be turned into a full-fledged university. This was in accordance with the polytechnic law of 1992 and polytechnic law of 2007.
If you are trying to contemplate what course will work for you and your future, Takoradi Polytechnic programmes provide you with a variety of options. The university offers different programs for students of all levels. It offers the following programs;
- Master of Technology (m-tech)
- Bachelor of technology (b-tech)
- Higher National diploma (HND)
- Evening HND programs
- Pre-HND programs
The Takoradi polytechnic programmes offered occur within the five faculties that exist in the institution. There are several departments within each faculty and that is great for prospective students. This is because there is a lot of different options in a variety of fields. So to all you prospective students as well as those of you hoping to add on to your knowledge, below are the faculties. The Takoradi Technical University admissions are ongoing. We also explain what options are available in each faculty.
1. Faculty of Engineering
Defined as the creative application of science, mathematics as well as empirical evidence to innovation and design of structures and systems, engineering is an area that is paramount to the development of humanity. Takoradi Technical University actually has the faculty of engineering as the premier of the institution. This is a faculty with a broad history that dates back to 1953.
This department has the vision of achieving excellence in their provision of technical education so as to boost the employment and human resource capacity of Ghana. They hope to achieve this by use of consultancy and also the use of consultancy. Their mission is to enable their alumni to be highly qualified for not only the Ghanaian market but also for the international market.
So far there is a total of five departments under the faculty of engineering in the Takoradi Technical University. These departments are;
- Electricals and Electronics engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Civil engineering
- Building technology
- Furniture and design
One very interesting fact that is a must mention is the impending introduction of a bachelors course in Tech oil and gas. This comes as a corporate partnership of Takoradi Technical University with big oil companies including Tullow Ghana Limited, Anadarko WCTP Company, Kosmos Energy, Ghana national petroleum as well as sabre oil/gas limited. This is a very important course as well that is awaiting accreditation. It will allow the trained professionals to learn how to operate and run the entire oil extraction technical process. There is also plans of introducing a program in environmental engineering and management studies. If this is your area keep watching out for when these will be accredited.
2. Faculty of Applied Sciences
Applied science like the name suggests consists of the application of scientific knowledge to practical solutions that are techno-savvy as well as coming up with new inventions. This faculty in Takoradi Technical University was established in the year 1993. It also has a total of five departments that are operational under it. These departments include;
- Hospitality management
- Statistics and actuarial science
- Computer science
- Industrial and health science Tourism management
Their vision that actually embodies their current teaching methodology is to promote continuous teaching by use of workshops, symposia, lectures and also conferences. The mission of this faculty is to equip their alumni with excellent skills by the use of the best teaching and training tools to ensure the general purpose of applied sciences is fulfilled. They do this with the objective of giving Ghana’s professional sector well baked individuals with the academic knowhow and the professional capabilities to deliver in their specific fields.
This department as well has some great plans of expansion in the future. They have offered that they intend to add additional HND programmes in Chemical Process Technology, Dispensing Technology, Food science and technology, computer science and lastly also a bachelors of technology programme in statistics. This faculty is being useful to other students across Ghana and to the general public by offering consultancy services.
3. Faculty of Business Studies
Business as we all know it is the activity of earning ones living by the production, buying and selling of goods and services. People will tell you that you can turn whatever career, skill or talent that you already have into a business. It all lies in your approach and strategy.
Business studies therefore combines marketing, finance, accounting economics and organizational studies. It is a very broad subject and prospective students can choose where they feel the most aligned to. Takoradi Technical University faculty of business studies has a total of four departments. These four departments offer programmes in HND and also a degree programme.
These departments include:
- Accounting and finance
- Procurement and supply
- Marketing and strategy
- Secretaryship and management studies
The mission for this faculty is to provide Ghana and the world with well prepared and trained professionals. Their vision is to be a leader in research and commerce education. They are taking these steps by providing sufficient training for their students, teaching those tools and entrepreneurial skills that foster research and consultancy skills in their students. If you have a dream to venture into business, then Takoradi Technical University is the place to be.
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4. Faculty of Applied Arts and Technology
For all you creative souls out there, this is for you. Applied arts is basically the application of design and creativity to decorate everyday items to make them more aesthetically pleasing. Art makes the world not seem so bleak and mundane. Functionality and features can seem boring and not very attractive until an artistic hand touches it. The merging of technology and art brings together interesting and innovative work to all areas. In the Takoradi Technical University, this faculty has a total of six distinctive departments to choose from. These include;
- Ceramic technology
- Fashion design and textiles technology
- Graphic design technology
- Painting technology
- Sculpture technology
- Textile design and technology
The vision for this department is to provide hands on training that will provide their alumni with skills to compete well in the national and global markets. Their objective is to contribute to the economy by producing competent individuals through tertiary education systems. If you are yet to make choice and are attracted to the arts, then a course in this faculty may be what you are looking for.
5. Faculty of Built and Natural Environment.
Curved out of the engineering department in 2016, this faculty is considerably newer than the rest and also younger. The built and natural environment encompasses the infrastructure and comforts we all like and how these come to be. From housing, commercial structures, outdoor spaces and indoor spaces, the built environment and natural environment caters for it. This faculty so far has three departments each providing HND and degree programs. These include;
- Building technology
- Interior design and technology
- Estate development and management.
Their vision is to equip their students with competency skills that they can take beyond their classrooms and use beyond the confines of what is taught in class. Instead, they want to foster creativity and productivity to enable the student contribute to meeting Ghana’s developmental agendas.
This might be the youngest faculty in Takoradi Technical University but it is definitely one of the most important ones. In spite of its small size in scale, it might just be what you require to start off your path into being a professional. It provides space for creativity while at the same time providing tools for how to arrive at solutions and produce masterpieces. This tools simply act as guidelines without limiting the scope of what one can achieve.
You might have found a course on the list that feels right so the best thing I can do is guide you through how to actually apply to the institution. The process has minimum entry qualifications requirements. I will shortly list down the entry requirements for both the bachelors of technology courses and also for the HND program. For the 2018 September entry, the deadline that is listed is by 31st august 2018. It is important to note that beyond this date, you cannot send in your applications.
For those sending out an application for the masters in technology program, the entry requirements are a bachelors in technology at that program from Tpoly or from an equally notable institution.
The programs are available on weekend classes. You need to have at least a lower division in your BA and a working experience is an added bonus. The programme proceeds for up to two years.
Degree and HND qualification requirements
What does it take for one to qualify for the tpoly admission? Toerz apply for the degree program each applicant needs to have at least a lower class division in the HND program of each related course. Alternatively, if you have any equivalent qualifications as well, you can communicate with the school for guidance on how to apply. It is as well an added advantage for those with any kind of working experience. Be sure to include that in your admission.
For the HND program, SSSCE candidates must have at least six passes in all subjects. There should also be at least three passes in the relevant selected specialization areas. WASSCE candidates as well must have at least six passes in their subjects and also a minimum of three passes in their specialization areas that are relevant.
Diploma qualification requirements
As for the diploma program, one qualifies as long as they have a pass or better at the intermediate level, a pass in two elective and two core SSSCE and WASSCE or its equivalent, and also a pass in certificate course of NVTI or its equivalent and in addition, a pass in BECE and at least one year of work experience.
How to apply
The good news is that Tpoly online registration is now available. That is the convenience of Takoradi Technical University. Visit the university admission site to download the complete registration form. This also applies to international students.
For local students, the following are the rates regarded with your application according to the course you are applying for.
Cost of application forms
You can make your payment in the following banks. HFC bank, GT bank, Zenith bank, GN bank, UBA bank, Ecobank, Prudential bank, and Unibank. The expected mode of payment is cash. As for International students, a payment of USD100 is expected to any zenith bank account number 6040404999.
After all these is completed, the Takoradi technical institute registration forms are to be submitted to the below address.
Takoradi Technical University,
P. O. Box 256,
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