Applied science is an academic area that is used to apply existing scientific knowledge to develop more practical applications, for example: technology or inventions. It complements natural science, basic science (or pure science) which is used to develop information to explain the products of science and technology in the natural world. In general sense, Applied Science is engineering, which develops technology, although there might be relationship between basic science and applied science. Medical Microbiology, a branch of Medical Sciences, is an example of Applied Sciences. These sciences apply biology toward medical knowledge and inventions, although not necessarily medical technology, which is developed more specifically through biomedicine or biomedical engineering.
Most universities in Ghana are offering courses in the following subject areas:
This programme is widely taught as full time, part-time, distance or sandwich at most levels.
Prior qualification in General Science is necessary for enrollment in this programme.
WASSCE Entry requirements:
Core: Credit passes (C6) in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies. Electives: Credit passes (C6) in any three elective subjects *Applicants must have the following WASSCE subjects to qualify to read the corresponding courses:
American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in Ghana must have a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0 *Admissions will be to Level 100.
GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels
Applicants must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels. In addition, they must have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level. *Most universities in Ghana welcome applications from students who follow the IB Diploma Programme and meet the following college requirements. Admissions will be to Level 100.
Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects. In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).
- Must be, at least, 25 years by (*certain date). - Should have a minimum of GCE/SSSCE/WASSCE Certificate or an equivalent qualification. - Must pass a University Entrance Exam or aptitude test in Math and English.
Masters (MPhil, MA, MSc) A good first degree (at least a second class lower division) in a relevant field of study at any recognised University.
Normally a Master’s degree with research in the relevant field will be required for admission to this programme. Where an applicant is judged to have any deficiency, this may be remedied by requiring the applicant to make up as appropriate either by course work or mini-project or both.
Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: quizzes/interim/mid-semester tests, and project works completed throughout the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between universities, subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Most degree projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation during your final year of study.
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