Entry Requirements for Higher National Diploma (HND) Programmes (3 years) At Accra Technical University (ATU)

Entry Requirements for Higher National Diploma (HND) Programmes (3 years) At Accra Technical University (ATU): Accra Technical University wishes to announce to the general public that we have opened admission for the 2023/2024 academic year. Below are the Entry Requirements for Higher National Diploma (HND) Programmes (3 years) At Accra Technical University (ATU) for SSCE, WASSCE, GBCE, DBS and other applicants.

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SSSCE / WASSCE APPLICANTS FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMES

  • SSSCE applicants must have SIX (6) passes (A – D) in all subjects including English Language, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science and at least three (3) of the subjects must be Credit or better. The Elective subjects must be relevant to the programme.
  • WASSCE applicants must have SIX (6) passes (A1 – D7) in all subjects including English Language, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science; and at least three (3) of the subjects must be C6 or better. The Elective subjects must be relevant to the programme.
  • SSSCE / GBCE/WASSCE APPLICANTS FOR BUSINESS AND ARTS PROGRAMMES
  • SSSCE/GBCE applicants must have passes (A- D) in SIX (6) subjects including English Language, core Mathematics and Integrated Science/Social Studies; and at least three (3) of the subjects must be Credit or better. The Elective subjects must be relevant to the programme.
  • WASSCE applicants must have passes (A1- D7) in SIX (6) subjects including English Language, core Mathematics and Integrated Science/Social Studies; and at least three (3) of the subjects must be C6 or better. The Elective subjects must be relevant to the programme.
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INTERPRETATIONS OF WASSCE/SSSCE/GBCE

WASSCE SSSCE/GBCE GRADE INTERPRETATION OF GRADES
A1 A 1 Excellent
B2 B 2 Very Good
B3 C 3 Good
C4 D 4 Credit
C5 5 Credit
C6 6 Credit
D7 7 Pass

PRE-HND (ACCESS COURSE) APPLICANTS

Applicants must pass three (3) subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science) in the NAPBTEX Access Course Programme, plus at least three (3) passes in the technical subjects.

TECHNICIAN APPLICANTS

Passes in Part I and Part II technical subjects or a pass in Ordinary Technician Diploma (OTD)

CERTIFICATE II APPLICANTS (TECHNICAL SCHOOL GRADUANDS)

Passes in SIX (6) relevant subjects comprising three (3) core subjects (English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science/Social Studies), plus three (3) passes in relevant subject areas.

DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS STUDIES (DBS) CANDIDATES

DBS qualification with passes in all four (4) subjects, plus two (2) WASSCE passes (A1 –D7) or two (2) SSSCE/ GBCE passes (A – D) in English Language and Mathematics.

  • gce ‘A’ level /aBCE applicants
  • FOUR (4) GCE ‘O’ Level/GBCE credit passes including English Language and Mathematics.

AND

  • A minimum of two (2) GCE ‘A’ Level or two (2) ABCE passes in relevant subjects. A pass in General Paper will be an advantage.
  • Other certificateS and Diploma Applicants
  • A Diploma from a recognised higher institution.

OR

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) Level I

OR

  • First degree in the relevant area, and in a recognised institution.

Mature applicants

Candidates must be at least twenty-five (25) years of age by 30th September 2023 and must attach proof of age with birth certificates or other legitimate documentary evidence to the completed application forms. In addition, mature applicants must pass the Entrance Examinations to be conducted in English Language, Mathematics and General Knowledge. The mature candidate must have relevant working experience in the subject area.

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INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

International applicants may be admitted on the basis of qualifications from their home countries for which equivalence shall be determined by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) of Ghana and submitted to the University. Evidence of proficiency in the English Language will be required in the case of applicants from non-English speaking countries. International applicants are also requested to acquire a Non-Citizen Ghana card as a pre-requisite for the offer of admission. International applicants who fail to provide evidence of having acquired this card will not have their applications processed.

 NB: IN ALL CASES, CANDIDATES WILL BE EXPECTED TO MEET THE DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION INTO THE PROGRAMMES.

 

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