Background of Program (Purpose of Program)
Everything goes online today; from the small startup in your area to your school’s online classes. The network systems that support this large traffic of people and requests on the internet require robust architecture and proper maintenance. The Diploma in Computer Network Engineering promises a unique understanding of computer networks and the intricacies of computer network design and management. The program is designed to train and prepare you for a career as a network administrator or engineer. This is a degree worth pursuing particularly as computer technologies are fast growing and the likelihood of computer networking issues arising cannot be brushed off.
Graduates from this program can work in sectors of industry that have computer systems which require networking. From banks to public sector institutions and airports, graduates from this degree have a wide range of opportunities to choose from.
Modules and courses
Mode of course delivery
The programme is offered through distance education, a learning oriented system allowing greater flexibility in learning while students continue with their regular professional work. The programme is offered in a mixed mode format. The approach uses print and electronic media in order to be responsive to the needs of the learner and also maximize the use of technology in course delivery.
At the heart of the programme is excellent online learning materials developed by capable and competent resource persons from KNUST and other recognized institutions.
Academic Support Systems/Services
Limited face-to-face facilitated sessions are provided at all the Learning Centres. These sessions are supported by print and electronic materials, and local learning facilitators who also support and direct students as they work through the resources provided.
The Centres provide learning support to students living in different parts of the country, thus reducing travel expenses.
Head of department
Mr. (Ing.) Benjamin Kommey
The following category of people can apply
- For WASSCE/SSSCE applicants, in addition to the general entry requirements, applicants should have at least a Pass in Physics, Elective Mathematics, and either Chemistry, Applied Electricity, or Electronics.
- ‘A’ Level Applicants should have passed Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry
- HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a minimum of three (3) years of working experience in a relevant field.
- In addition, a candidate should be at least twenty-five (25) years and above at the time of application.