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BSc Computer Science
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Faculty of Science

BSc Computer Science

 

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

 BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES (GENERAL)

For applicants who wish to apply for any of our *undergraduate programmes:

1.  For WASSCE/SSSCE/GBCE

You are required to possess Six (6) subjects comprising three (3) Core subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.

Grading System for Holders of SSSCE/WASSCE/GBCE

WASSCE

SSSCE

GBCE

A1

A

A

B2

B

B

B3

C

C

C4

D

D

C5

 

 

C6

 

 

 

 

2.  GCE Advanced Level: Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject.

 3.  Diploma certificates from recognized universities assessed to be equivalent to HND with second class lower division may be considered for admission into level 100 or 200 in their area of specialization depending on the subjects passed.  The applicants must note that Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) qualification cannot, in itself, be used for admission into Valley View University.

 4.  HND holders from recognized institutions with at least Second Class Lower Division may be considered for admission into level 200 or 300 in their area of specialization depending on the subjects passed from transcript.  The applicant must have acquired a two-year post HND qualification working experience. Other Diploma qualifications from elsewhere assessed to be equivalent to HND may be similarly considered.

5.  Full Diploma Certificate in ABCE. Also, the applicant must have had credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) or Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) or West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). ABCE candidates may be considered for admission at level 200 of a degree programme depending on academic transcript and years of working experience.

 6.  Baccalaureate (from French-speaking countries), and other Foreign High School Diploma equivalent to WASSCE.  Such certificates should be evaluated by the National Accreditation Board. Other International Students having equivalent qualifications may apply for admission.  Foreign Certificates must receive authentication and equivalencies from the Ghana National Accreditation Board. Foreign students must have their high school certificates/diplomas translated into English if they are not written in English.

 7.  Applicants within the West African Examination Council zone, who do not offer Integrated Science, but may wish to apply for Science programmes are required to apply with four (4) Elective subjects (this should include the required grades in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, or Elective Mathematics) for the fourth to be replaced as substitute for Integrated Science. 

 8.  Registered General Nursing/State Registered Nursing Certificate/Diploma holders for BSc Nursing.

 9.  Mature Students:  The applicant must:

a.     Be at least 25 years old;

b.    Show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date;

c.     Provide introductory letter from employer or show any other proof of employment;

d.    Applicants must pass the University’s Mature Entrance Examination comprising English Language, Mathematics, and General Paper.  In lieu of entrance examination, the applicant should show proof of credit passes in English and Mathematics in WASSCE, SSCE, GCE or any other nationally recognized standard High School level examinations (for qualifications from countries outside of WAEC’s aegis).

 DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES (GENERAL)

 1. SSSCE Holders

 

a.     Six (6) Passes (A –D) in all subjects, including English and Mathematics.

 

b.    For areas of specialization (science programmes mostly), three (3) of the Passes must be in relevant subjects.

 2. WASSCE Holders

 a.     Six (6) Passes; (A1 – D7) in core subjects including English Language and Mathematics; and must possess a minimum of three (3) passes in elective subjects of which should be credit Passes (C6) or better.

 b.    It must be noted, however, that certain courses may require credit passes (C6) or better in the core subjects, in other relevant courses, especially our science programmes.

 *OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR SOME OF OUR SCIENCE PROGRAMMES (BSC):

For BSc Computer Science

·        Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE): Compulsory Subjects - Grade D or better in three (3) core subjects (English, Mathematics, Integrated Science) and Elective Subjects – Grade D or better in three (3) elective subjects.  The two electives should be science subjects.  For Non-science students, elective mathematics is required.

 ·        West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE): Compulsory Subjects - Grade C6 or better in three (3) core subjects (English, Mathematics, Integrated Science) and Elective Subjects – Grade C6 or better in three (3) elective subjects.  The two electives should be science subjects.  For Non-science students, elective mathematics is required.

 ·        Applicants within the West African Examination Council zone with Pure Science background, who do not offer Integrated Science, but may wish to apply for Computer Science are required to apply with four (4) Elective subjects (this should include the required grades in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, or Elective Mathematics) for the fourth to be replaced as substitute for Integrated Science. 

 ·        General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level: Passes in three (3) subjects including Mathematics and/or Science (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better).  Also, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English, Mathematics and a Science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject for Science students.

 ·        HND holders in Computer Science from recognized institutions with at least Second Class Lower Division may be considered for admission into level 200 or 300 in their area of specialization depending on the subjects passed.  The applicant must have acquired a two-year post HND qualification working experience.

·        Diploma or other certificates from recognized institutions assessed to be equivalent to (1), (2) or (3) may be considered for admission. 

 

 

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