KNUST Cut Off Points For Admission and Courses

Ghana as a country can boast of several premier learning centers with respect to education and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is counted among those with a remarkable standing. The university offers an array of courses from the undergraduate to postgraduate level and only qualified candidates will be admitted to study in their various departments. Thus, those looking to apply for courses really need to study hard. The university releases cut-off points for all their courses every session to serve as a guide to interested candidates just like they have done for the current academic session. Get the details below.

KNUST Undergraduate Courses and Their Cut Off Points

The under-listed are the current KNUST courses for undergraduate level and their individual cut-off points. The cut-off points are not the same every year but the one listed below is for the 2021-2022 session. The next list may remain the same or vary, depending on variables like the overall performance of candidates at the entrance examinations. The KNUST cut-off points serve as a guide for people that wish to apply for admission.

1.      BA. Akan 24
2.      BA. Communication Design (Graphic Design) 18
3.      BA. Culture and Tourism 19
4.      BA. Economics 15
5.      BA. English 23
6.      BA. French 17
7.      BA. Geography and Rural Development 17
8.      BA. History 21
9.      BSc. Fashion Design 20
10.    BSc. Ceramics Design Technology 24
11.    BSc. Metalsmithing and Jewellery Technology 24
12.    BSc. Textile Design and Technology 24
13.    BA. Integrated Rural Art and Industry 22
14.    BFA. Painting and Sculpture 24
15.    BA. Political Studies 13
16.    BA. Publishing Studies 19
17.    BA. Religious Studies 24
18.    BA. Sociology 17
19.    BA. Social Work 18
20.    Bsc. Actuarial Science 13
21.    Bsc. Aerospace Engineering 11
22.    Bsc. Agribusiness Management 19
23.    Bsc. Agricultural Biotechnology 21
24.    Bsc. Agricultural Engineering 18
25.    Bsc. Agriculture 24
26.    Bsc. Aquaculture and Water Resources Management 24
27.    Bsc. Architecture 12
28.    BSc. Automobile Engineering 19
29.    Bsc. BDS (Dental Surgery) (Fee-Paying Only) 10
30.    Bsc. Biochemistry 11
31.    Bsc. Biological Science 14
32.    Bsc. Biomedical Engineering 08
33.    BSc Business Administration ((Human Resource Management/Management) 12
34.    Bsc. Business Administration (Marketing/International Business) 13
35.    Bsc. Business Administration (Accounting/Banking and Finance) 11
36.    Bsc. Business Administration (Logistics and Supply Chain Mgt/Bus. Info. Tech.) 15
37.    Bsc. Hospitality and Tourism Management 17
38.    Bsc. Chemical Engineering 11
39.    Bsc. Chemistry 19
40.    Bsc. Civil Engineering 11
41.    Bsc. Computer Engineering 11
42.    Bsc. Computer Science 12
43.    Bsc. Construction Technology and Management 17
44.    Bsc. Development Planning 15
45.    Bsc. Disability and Rehabilitation Studies 15
46.    Bsc. Electrical/Electronic Engineering 09
47.    Bsc. Environmental Sciences 19
48.    Bsc. Food Science and Technology 16
49.    Bsc. Forest Resources Technology 24
50.    Bsc. Geological Engineering 14
51.    Bsc. Geomatic (Geodetic) Engineering 15
52.    Bsc. Herbal Medicine 16
53.    Bsc. Human Biology (Medicine) 06
54.    Bsc. Human Settlement Planning 18
55.    BSc. Industrial Engineering 19
56.    Bsc. Land Economy 12
57.    Bsc. Landscape Design and Management 24
58.    BSc. Marine Engineering 16
59.    Bsc. Materials Engineering 16
60.    Bsc. Mathematics 20
61.    Bsc. Mechanical Engineering 11
62.    Bsc. Medical Laboratory Technology 09
63.    Bsc. Metallurgical Engineering 17
64.    Bsc. Meteorology and Climate Science 23
65.    Bsc. Midwifery 12
66.    Bsc. Natural Resources Management 21
67.    Bsc. Nursing 10
68.    Bsc. Petrochemical Engineering 11
69.    Bsc. Petroleum Engineering 09
70.    Bsc. Physics 24
71.    BSc. Physician Assistantship 08
72.    Bsc. Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics 15
73.    Bsc. Real Estate 16
74.    BSc. Medical Imaging 13
75.    BSc. Physiotherapy and Sports Science 22
76.    Bsc. Statistics 18
77.    Bsc. Telecommunication Engineering 11
78.    Doctor of Optometry 06
79.    (DVM) Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 15
80.    LLB 07
81.    Pharm D (Doctor of Pharmacy) 06

Cut-Off Points For Postgraduate Courses At KNUST

If you are planning to study for a postgraduate degree at KNUST, it is best you get acquainted with the university’s current courses and the grades required to qualify for each of them. The following requirements must be met for one to run a master:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalence (must be obtained from a recognized institution)
  • A First Class or a Second Lower-Class Division

The following are required for Ph.D. candidates:

  • An MPhil degree or its equivalent (must be from a recognized university)
  • There must be evidence that the candidate is adequately trained and has the ability to study the course he is applying for.

Postgraduate Courses Under Different Colleges in KNUST

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KNUST runs an array of programs that ranges from the technology field to the non-technical zone. The University offers courses under these colleges:

  • 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

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

As the name implies, this college has the Faculty of Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources. Under each faculty, there are certain departments offering specific postgraduate programs.

Faculty of Agriculture

Possesses four distinct departments offering the following courses:

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

Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources

There are a total of five departments in this faculty offering various courses like

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

College of Art and Built Environment

College of Art and Built Environment in KNUST possesses five departments including:

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

In these departments, students can pursue these courses:

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

Faculty of Art

The faculty of Art in KNUST possesses five departments. They are:

  • 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.

Post-graduate students can pursue the under-listed courses:

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

College of Engineering

There are several departments under the College of Engineering. 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

The following courses are available under these departments

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

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals

This Faculty has a total of seven departments. They include:

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

Students can study the following courses under the departments

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

School of Medical Sciences

Those that wish to pursue postgraduate courses in the School of Medical Sciences can explore any of the under-listed departments:

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

The following courses are available:

  • MPhil Chemical Pathology
  • MPhil Molecular Medicine
  • MPhil Immunology
  • Ph.D. Chemical Pathology
  • Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine
  • Ph.D. Immunology
  • MPhil/Ph.D. 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
  • Ph.D. Human Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Ph.D. Human Anatomy and Forensic Science Programme
  • MPhil Physiology
  • MPhil Reproductive Physiology
  • MPhil Human Physiology

School of Public Health

The School of Public Health has five departments including:

  • 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 pursue the following courses:

  • 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
  • Ph.D. 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

People who wish to pursue postgraduate courses in the school of social sciences can get them through these departments in KNUST

  • 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 pursue these master’s degrees:

  • MSc Economics
  • MSc Economics (Money, Banking and Finance)
  • MSc Economics (Energy and Resource Economics)
  • MSc Economics (Health Economics)
  • MPhil Economics
  • Ph.D. 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
  • Ph.D. French (Literature and Society)
  • Ph.D. French (Applied Linguistics)
  • Ph.D. French (Translation and Interpreting)
  • Ph.D. Teaching of French as a Foreign Language
  • Ph.D. French for Specific Purposes
  • MPhil in English
  • MSc Geography and Sustainable Development
  • MPhil Geography and Rural Development
  • Ph.D. Geography and Rural Development
  • MA Religious Studies
  • MPhil Religious Studies
  • Ph.D. in Religious Studies
  • MA/MPhil in Sociology
  • MA/MPhil in Social Work
  • Ph.D. 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 (Ph.D.)

College of Science

This is one of the KNUST’s most extensive colleges and has various departments offering specific postgraduate courses. 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 apply for the following courses:

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


1. Does KNUST Take Graduates From Any Higher Institution For Postgraduate Courses?

No, all the applicants for postgraduate courses in KNUST must come from reputable universities.

2. Is D7 an Accepted O’Level Grade In KNUST?

No, KNUST does not accept a D7 grade. The same goes for others like E8 and F9. The technology-driven institution of higher learning only admits candidates with grades such as A1, B2, B3, C4, C5, and C6 for WAEC/ WASSCE. SSCE candidates can qualify with A, B, C, and D grades. Just like D7, FF grade is not accepted for courses in KNUST.

3. Does KNUST Have the Same Cut-Off Point For All The Courses?

No, each course has its own cut-off.

4. What Is The Cut-Off Point For Nursing in KNUST?

The cut-off point acceptable for nursing in KNUST is 10.

5. Does KNUST Offer Postgraduate Courses?

Yes, the university offers several postgraduate courses under its different colleges.

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