ADMISSION OF CANDIDATES TO DEGREE/HND PROGRAMMES FOR THE 2017/2018 ACADEMIC YEAR


Applications are invited from prospective applicants for admission into Degree/HND programmes of the Sunyani Technical University, Sunyani, for the 2017/2018 Academic year.

 

PROGRAMMES ON OFFER FOR THE 2017/2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

 

DEGREE, HND, PRE-HND, PROFESSIONAL, DIPLOMA -TECH & ADVANCED, CRAFT/COTVET, PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATES ...

 

COST OF APPLICATION FORMS

  1. Bachelor of Technology Applicants       - GH¢130.00
  2. HND Programmes (Direct Applicants)    - GH¢120.00
  3. HND Programmes (Mature)                            - GH¢130.00
  4. Access (Pre-HND), Diploma, Technician and Advanced Programmes  - GH¢120.00
  5. Craft programmes and Proficiency Certificates    - GH¢80.00 

HOW TO APPLY

ONLINE ADMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Go to admissions.stu.edu.gh on the internet after you have purchased the Sunyani Technical University admissions documents
  2. Log onto the Online Admissions System with the E-Voucher Number and Pin
  3. Follow steps on the Online Admissions system to complete your application
  4. printed copy of your completed online application must be enclosed in your envelope before posting together with photocopies of Certificates or Results slips to be returned to: The Registrar, Sunyani Technical University, P. O. Box 206, Sunyani 

For general enquiries contact the Deputy Registrar in-charge of Academic and Admissions on 0352023278/0352027052 or 0264485858 


Historical Background

The Computer Science Department was formerly a section under the Liberal Studies Department (Department of Communication Studies) of the then Sunyani Polytechnic. It was carved out to stand on its own as a Department in January 2012 to train and provide IT specialists to meet the demands of the ICT industry. The Department trains students in the areas of programing, networking, web technologies, database management systems as well as hardware’s with assembling. A broad commitment to Computer Science Education will not only create a public understanding but also will help to address the national shortage of Computer Specialists. The creation of a viable model for a Computer Science and its implementation at the University is a necessary first step toward reaching the above goals.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department is to serve as centre of excellence in the provision of high quality holistic education and professional training in Computer Sciences; as well as serve as a leading centre for cutting-edge advanced research and development work in current and emerging areas in Information and Communication Technology.

 

Objectives

The main objectives of the Department are;

  • To train students to plan and implement IT systems
  • To train students in the field of information management
  • To train students in the design and management of computer and mobile networks.
  • To train students in the development of software
  • To train students to be able to deal with issues of information security.
  • To train students to assemble computers.

 

Academic Programmes

The Department currently runs two HND programmes; HND Computer Science and HND Information Communication Technology. The demand for well-trained practitioners in the ICT industry continues to grow. To help meet this demand, the HND Computer Science as well as HND ICT will provide the opportunity for studies in these areas. The HND Computer Science programme is intended to provide skills and knowledge that its graduates require to successfully work on technology assignments such as computer networks, information security, software development and software management, computing fundamentals, digital and logic design of IT systems, information management and security, database management and design, programming, web technologies, digital signal processing.

 

The Department also runs certificate programmes in the following areas:

  • Database Development – 5 weeks
  • Computerized Accounting – 7 weeks
  • Hardware with Assembling – 5 weeks
  • Introduction to Computers – 5 weeks
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) – 8 days per application
  • Networking – 3 months
  • Publishing – 2 months

 

Target Groups for Programmes

WASSCE/SSSCE/RSA (New Scheme) Applicants

G.C. E Holders

Mature Students

 

For Certificate programmes

*Managers                             *Craftsman                 *Artisans

*JHS                                      *SHS                          *Graduates

*All level of Profession          *The General Public

 

All these categories must have requisite qualification

 

Job Opportunities

Our graduates are envisaged to be employed in several areas that contribute to our national development: Government Institutions, Corporate Institutions,

Educational Institutions, Financial institutions, NGO’s etc.

 

It is also envisaged that graduates from these two programmes will set up their own micro, small and medium scale IT business units and become employers to help solve the country’s unemployment problems.

Facilities.

The Computer Science Department manages the University’s main Computer Laboratories and a new ICT Laboratory. The laboratories are open to students from 7am to 7pm in organized groups each day.

Staffing

The Department currently has 29 staff members; 25 academic staff and 4 administrative staff members. The staff members have varying professional backgrounds which cut across specific fields relating to Information and Communication Technologies.

 

The recent re-alignment of staff relocated some academic personnel to the department to start the Department of Statistics and Mathematics. Currently, all those realigned teaching personnel are teaching mathematics related courses in other department of the University. 

 

Research Interest/Activities

  • Faculty in this Department are engaged in active research in the following areas
  • Computer and Information Security
  • Computer networking 
  • Database development and management systems
  • Educational and instructional technology
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Graphics Design and Publishing
  • Mobile and Desktop Application Development
  • Mobile and Pervasive Computing
  • Technology and Society
  • Wireless and mobile computing
  • Service to the Community

 

The Department has been offering consultancy services in computer literacy training to other tertiary institutions, the university community and individuals in and around Sunyani. This service is available during vacations and in the evenings. The West African Examination Council also uses our facilities for their Information Technology Examinations.

 

Future Plans

The Department has the following future plans to;

Introduce two new short courses; Java Programming and Android Programming

Establish two research centres; Hardware and Assembling and Software Development.

Seek accreditation to run courses in Mathematics and Statistics under the Department of Statistics and Mathematics.