ADMISSIONS 2017/2018

ADMISSION TO POST-GRADUATE, UNDERGRADUATE AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES FOR 2017/2018 ACADEMIC YEAR  

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following programmes for the 2017/2018 Academic Year commencing in August 2017.

 A.         MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.) PORTS AND SHIPPING ADMINISTRATION

(The M.A Ports and Shipping Administration is run in collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies, University of Ghana)

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

A good First Degree with at least a Minimum of 2nd Lower Division in any of the following:

  • Social Sciences; Business Administration; Maritime Discipline and other related Disciplines from a recognized University, plus not less than two (2) years post-qualification working experience in Logistics or Maritime related organization.

                                                                or

  • The highest grade Certificate of Competency for unrestricted service as Master Mariner or Chief Engineer in the Merchant Navy.

 

  • Applicants must submit the following with applications:

(i)                 Detailed Curriculum Vitae

(ii)               A thesis proposal of not more than 500 words

(iii)              Three (3) referee’s reports.

 

Download the Academic Referee’s Confidential Appraisal form from the University’s Website and complete in triplicate.

 

Applicants will be required to attend a selection interview.

 

 B.         UNDERGRADUATE 4-YEAR B.Sc. PROGRAMMES

  1.  
  • B.Sc. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (WEEK-END)
  • B.Sc. COMPUTER ENGINEERING
  • B.Sc. COMPUTER SCIENCE
  • B.Sc. NAUTICAL SCIENCE
  • B.Sc. MARINE ENGINEERING
  • B.Sc. ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (REGULAR/WEEK-END)
  • B.Sc. PORTS AND SHIPPING ADMINISTRATION (REGULAR/WEEK-END)
  • B.Sc. LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

 

  • GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

(i.)   B.Sc. COMPUTER SCIENCE/ B.Sc. COMPUTER ENGINEERING/B.Sc. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING/B.Sc. MARINE ENGINEERING/ B.Sc. NAUTICAL SCIENCE/ B.Sc. ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING/

  • WASSCE/SSSCE/NECO holders: Applicants must have credits (A1-C6/ A-D) in the following Three (3) Core Subjects: English, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credits (A1-C6) in three elective Subjects which must include Physics and Elective Mathematics with an aggregate score of 36 on the WASSCE scale or 24 on the SSSCE Scale or better.  

Or

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Holders: Applicants must have credits in at least five (5) G.C.E ‘O’ Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics, plus at least three (3) Advanced Level passes in relevant subjects one of which must be Mathematics.

Or

Other Qualifications:  Other qualifications including;

  1.                                  i.             International Baccalaureate (IB) with a minimum note of 10/20 in each of the relevant subjects.
  2.                                 ii.            Combined IGCSE and Cambridge – GCE ‘A’ and ‘O’ levels holders must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels, in addition to at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level.
  3.                               iii.             American Grades 12 with a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0.
  4.                               iv.            City & Guilds Technician Part 3 and Advanced Technician Diploma, etc. in relevant subjects which are equivalent to the SSSCE/WASSCE or the GCE will be considered.

 Or

  • HND Holders:     HND holders in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division from recognized Tertiary Institutions. Applicants must have at least two (2) years post-qualification working experience.

 

NOTE: i. Candidates for Nautical Science and Marine Engineering must equally meet the conditions for Cadetship training programme.

              ii.   The University will arrange for vessels/ships for students’ internship/practical training.

  

(ii.)    B.Sc. PORTS AND SHIPPING ADMINISTRATION & B.Sc. LOGISTICS

           MANAGEMENT

 

  • WASSCE/SSSCE/NECO holders: Applicants must have credits (A1-C6/ A-D) in the following Three (3) Core Subjects: English, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Social Studies plus credits (A1-C6/ A-D) in any three (3) elective subjects with an aggregate score of 36 on the WASSCE scale or 24 on the SSSCE Scale or better.

Or

  • GBCE Holders: Applicants must have credit Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus (3) relevant elective subjects.

Or

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) holders: Applicants must have credits in at least five G.C.E ‘O’ Level subjects (including English Language and Mathematics plus at least three passes at Advanced Level.

Or

  • Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) Holders: Applicants must have full Diploma Certificate in ABCE. In addition, applicants must have credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) or SSSCE or WASSCE or NECO.  ABCE candidates may be considered for admission at level 200 of a degree programme.

Or

Other Qualifications:  Other qualifications including;

  1.                                  i.             International Baccalaureate (IB) with a minimum note of 10/20 in each of the relevant subjects.
  2.                                ii.            American Grades 12 with a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0. 
  3.                               iii.             Combined IGCSE and Cambridge – GCE ‘A’ and ‘O’ levels holders must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels, in addition to at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level, etc. which are equivalent to WASSCE/SSSCE/NECO or GCE will be considered. 

Or

HND Holders:     HND holders in Business related programmes with a minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division from recognized Tertiary Institutions may be admitted to level 300 and HND in other programmes will be admitted into level 200. Applicants must have at least two (2) years post-qualification working experience

 

 PLEASE NOTE:

(a) (B.Sc. LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT) with one year abroad.

The above programme is jointly run by the Regional Maritime University (RMU) and Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) China. The First, Second and Fourth years will be run at the Regional Maritime University, Ghana while the third year will be in Shanghai Maritime University, China. 

 

  • Interested candidates must have the financial capability to pay for a return ticket to China and also their upkeep whilst in China.
  • Applicants must not be more than 30 years at the commencement of the programme (August, 2017)

 

(b) B.Sc. LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT) without a year abroad

Applicants will pursue entire programme [i.e. year 1 to 4] at RMU, Ghana.

 

(iv)       MATURE STUDENTS’ ENTRY ROUTE (ALL PROGRAMMES)

Applicants must be at least 25 years old, and would have to show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of date of birth which is at least 5 years old at the time of application.

  1. Applicant must also pass Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations conducted by the University in (English Language, Mathematics and Aptitude Test).

 

Applicants are expected to take a preparatory course organized by the University between April and June 2017 to prepare them to write the entrance examination.  Registration and Tuition fees is GHâ‚¡350.00.

 

Note: The Mature Examinations will be held on Friday, 21st July, 2017

 

C.       DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

            (i)     DIPLOMA IN PORTS AND SHIPPING MANAGEMENT

  • WASSCE/SSSCE/NECO holders: Applicants must have six [6] passes (A1-D7) in all subjects, including English Language and Mathematics and a minimum of C6 in three (3) passes in any elective subjects.

Or

  • G.C.E. ‘O’ Level Credit in five [5] subjects (including Mathematics & English Language), plus G.C.E. ‘A’ Level passes in any two (2) subjects.

Or

  • GBCE Candidates: credit passes (A-D) in five (5) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus two (2) relevant elective subjects.

 

(iii)             DIPLOMA IN MARINE ENGINEERING /NAUTICAL SCIENCE AND REGULAR/WEEKEND ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

  • WASSCE/SSSCE/NECO holders: Applicants must have six [6] passes (A1-D7) in all subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science and a minimum of C6 in three (3) passes in relevant subjects (e.g. Elective Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Electricity, Geography etc).

Or

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Holders: Applicant must have credits in at least five (5) GCE ‘O’ Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus at least two (2) Advanced Level passes in relevant subjects.  (e.g. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Metal Work, Applied Electricity etc).            

Or

Other Qualifications:  Other qualifications including;

 

  1. International Baccalaureate (IB) with a minimum note of 10/20 in each of the relevant subjects,
  2. American Grades 12 with a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0.
  3. Combined IGCSE and Cambridge - GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ levels must have two relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels and in addition must have five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level.
  4. City and Guilds Technician Part II and Advanced Technician Diploma, etc .in relevant subjects which are equivalent to the SSSCE/WASSCE/NECO or the GCE will be considered.

 

Target Group:  Diploma in Marine Engineering and Nautical Science programmes are ideal for those interested in developing Professional Careers in the Merchant Marine and Oil & Gas Industry.

 

NOTE:  

i. All candidates must satisfy specific Departmental requirements in addition to the general requirements. 

 ii. Final Admission onto all programmes is based on successful completion of physical and medical examinations at the Regional Maritime University Sick Bay.

iii. The University will organize a Proficiency in English Language programme for all prospective applicants desirous of improving their English proficiency, especially those from non-English speaking countries. The programme will commence from 3rd to 28th July, 2017.

 

 [I]       DOMESTIC APPLICANTS

All applicants for the 2017/2018 Academic Year admissions are required to use the Regional Maritime University [RMU] online application portal.  The procedure for the online application process is as follows:

 

 [a]       Make appropriate payment as indicated below at the various sales centers for the RMU

E-Voucher:

  • Post-graduate  programme:                      GH¢210.00 or $70.00 
  • B.Sc. Programmes:                                  GH¢150.00 or $50.00
  • Diploma programmes:                            GH¢120.00 or $40.00

 

Sale Centers

[i]         Regional Maritime University, Nungua – Accra, Cash Office

[ii]        All Branches of the Ghana Commercial Bank

[iii]       All Branches of Ecobank [foreign and local]

[iv]       All Regional and District Post Offices across Ghana

 

[b]        The E-Voucher contains the Pin and Serial Number required in completing the online form.

[c]        Access the online form by visiting the University’s online admissions portal at www.rmu.edu.gh/admissions  soon after payment.

[d]        In completing the online form, students will be required to upload their passport size photographs.

[e]        A completed form is not considered until it is SUBMITTED.

[f]        Applicants are advised to check thoroughly all details entered before finally submitting their online applications. A form, once submitted, can be viewed, but cannot be edited.

[g]       Applicants must print out application summary; attach transcripts, certificates and all other relevant documents.  These documents should be sent to the Registrar.

[h]        Candidates are strongly advised to visit Courier Companies in their Countries for assistance towards the return of the application documents [see g].

 

 [i]        The application documents as specified in [g] above should be addressed to:

 

 

The Academic Registrar

Regional Maritime University

Post Office Box GP 1115

Accra – Ghana

 

 

 [II]    INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS 

[a]        Log onto the admission portal : www.rmu.edu.gh/admissions

[b]        Click on International Applications and follow the instructions displayed on the page for the completion of the form.

[c]        Applicants must print out application summary; attach transcripts, certificates and all other relevant documents.  These documents should be sent to the Registrar

CLOSING DATE

The closing dates for submission of applications are 14th July, 2017 for M. A. Port and Shipping Programme and Mature Applicants; and 31st August, 2017 for Regular and Weekend applicants.  Candidates should note that no applications will be accepted after the deadline.

For further information, please contact:                                                                            

Telephone Numbers          : +233 302 714070 / 712343 / 712775

Fax Numbers                     : +233 302 714070 / 712047

E-mail Address                  : admission@rmu.edu.gh , marketing@rmu.edu.gh  

 

  

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UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR