Admissions


Requirements

Students are normally enrolled and admitted to the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences for their first year; where they do their Advanced Level Sciences. They come to the School of Engineering in their second year based on their performance. At this stage they do Fundamental Engineering Sciences at the end of which they get streamlined in the three Departments of the School – at third year. The Diploma students on the other hand, are enrolled directly to the School under the respective Departments.

Requirements for Diploma Programmes

For admission to the Diploma Programmes, the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. At least Ordinary level passes in Mathematics and English Language and any one Science subject from: Science, Physical Science, Physics, Chemistry.
    N.B. If a candidate offers Physical Science and Science, this will be counted as one subject.
  2. Two (2) subjects from other subjects such as Additional Mathematics, Biology, Principles of Accounts, Commerce, History, Literature in English, Geometrical and Mechanical Drawing, etc.
  3. Candidates holding a good Advanced Certificate (i.e. an average score of at least 60{d109a564b5af1069e15ea8bc524cfa1dbeb8a016430020a6fc53ea8abd8ad77b}) in a subject relevant to the School’s programmes may be admitted to Diploma programmes in the first year.

Requirements for Undergraduate Degree

For admission to an undergraduate degree in the School of Engineering, a candidate must fulfil the following requirements:

  1. Meet the General Entrance Requirements of the Copperbelt University, i.e. should have obtained FIVE (5) GCE ‘O’ Level credits or better in the Zambian School Certification or its equivalent, and
  2. Satisfy the following particular requirements prescribed by the School of Engineering as follows; at least ordinary level passes in the following subjects;
    1. English language
    2. Mathematics
    3. c) Either one or two subjects from Physical Science, Science, Chemistry, and Physics.
      N.B. If a candidate offers Physical Science and Science, this will be counted as one subject.
    4. Depending on the subject(s) taken by the student in (c) above, a candidate may be required to have taken either one or two subjects from Biology, Additional Mathematics, Geography, Geometrical and Mechanical Drawing, History, Literature in English, Human and Social Biology, Religious Subject, Zambian Language, Commerce, and Principles in Accounts.

Requirements for Postgraduate Degree

For admission to a postgraduate degree in the School of Engineering, a candidate must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Masters Degree [MEng(Hons), MSc, MPhil)

Direct Entry Route To Postgraduate


  • BEng (Hons) Degree with minimum CREDIT or Second Class Division Two (2:2)

Alternative Entry Route To Postgraduate


  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD):
  • BEng Ordinary Degree + 48 Credits from Electives in the Graduate School

Direct Entry Route to Postgraduate


  • MEng (Hons), MSc, MPhil Degree

Alternative Entry Route to Postgraduate


  • BEng (Hons) Degree with min. Credit or Second Class Division Two through MPhil to PhD


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