Harare Institute Of Technology Admissions

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Important Information

  1. All applicants must complete all sections of the application form carefully. If the Institute discovers that any information submitted by the applicant is false, the Institute will reject that application and may refer the matter for legal action.
  2. By creating an application, all applicants endorse that they have understood the information given below and that they agree to their application being considered under the conditions outlined below.
  3. All applicants MUST submit with their application, digital copies (pdf/jpg/png) of all qualifications/certificates referred to in the application, including birth certificates. The copies of the certificates must be verified by a Commissioner of Oaths or Head/Principal of the Institute at which the examinations were taken.
    1. Applicants must give careful thought to their choice of degree programme in relation to the entry requirements for that programme and their own subject passes.
    2. It is important for applicants to understand that admission will be made, as far as possible, in accordance with the degree preference made by the applicants. Therefore the first preference should be what the candidate genuinely wants to pursue.
    3. Applicants will be considered for their stated alternatives only if their first choice is unsuccessful and only if places on the alternative degree programme are available. In the event of a candidate not being selected for any of their preferences, an offer may be made which is not in accordance to his/.her preference, should the candidate meet the required entry qualifications.
    4. Applicants who are in doubt regarding the selection or preference should seek advice from the Admissions Office before completing their forms (at the Campus, Tel: 741427 – 31).
    5. Details of the courses on offer, entry requirements and guidelines have been outlined in section below.
    6. All Special Entry applicants will be limited to their first preference only
  4. Finance
    1. Applicants must ensure that they have the necessary finance to pay on registration. It is the student’s responsibility to secure sponsorship, if this is needed.
    2. Decisions on applications for admission to the Institute will NOT be made until the results of all qualifying examinations are known.
  5. Accommodation
    THERE IS LIMITED ACCOMMODATION ON CAMPUS FOR WHICH ADMITTED STUDENTS MUST APPLY TO THE DEAN OF STUDENTS. STUDENTS MAY BE ABLE TO FIND RENTED ACCOMMODATION IN HARARE.
  6. The decision of the Admissions Committee is final.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Normal Entry

For normal entry candidates should:-

  1. Have satisfied the general requirements as prescribed below; and
  2. Have satisfied the special requirements for entry into the particular Programme chosen; and
  3. Have passed English Language and Mathematics at Ordinary Level or approved equivalents.

Special Entry – This admission is considered through non- Zimbabwean Qualifications.

General Requirements

  1. For all degree programmes, candidates must have 5 ‘O’ level passes at Grade ‘C’ or better with passes in Maths, English and Science.
  2. Passes at National Diploma and Higher National Diploma for admission at approved levels in the appropriate field of study.

The following are acceptable to the Institute:-
Ordinary Level Pass or Equivalent

Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) Certificate, Higher Education Examinations Council (HEXCO) Certificate, Ordinary Level of the Associated Examining Board’s General Certificate of Education; Credit Standard of Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate; Ordinary Level of the University of London’s General Certificate of Education and Advanced Standard of the Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate.

General Subject Provisions

Subjects must have been chosen from the approved list below and restrictions against the combination of overlapping subjects must have been observed.

Approved subjects for admission purposes are listed in the appendix.

DURATION OF STUDY

Duration of study indicated in section 4 includes (30 thirty weeks of INTERNSHIP during the third year.


SCHOOL/CENTRE AND DEGREE/DIPLOMA PROGRAMME CHOICE

Listed below are the Schools and Degree programmes available and the abbreviations used by the Institute to indicate these. Select carefully the School and Degree programmes of your first preference, and enter them in the spaces provided in 4.1 using the relevant abbreviations for the School and Degree programmes shown below. If you wish to be considered for alternative Schools and Degree programmes, in the event of your first choice being unsuccessful, you should also indicate these in the spaces provided.

NB: All Special Entry applications will be limited to one preference only.

UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES OFFERED:

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES (BMS)
Programme Entry Requirements Duration of Study
Electronic Commerce (BEC)

Two ‘A’ level passes which should include one of the following: Mathematics, Accounting or Computer Science and any other subject(s) from the following: Business Studies, Economics, Physics or any relevant commercial subjects.
OR
National Diploma (ND) in E-Commerce or equivalent plus a minimum of two years relevant post qualification experience.
OR
Higher National Diploma (HND) in E-Commerce or equivalent.

4 years
Financial Engineering (BFE)

Three ‘A’ level passes in Commercial or Science subjects, including Mathematics.
OR
National Diploma (ND) in Financial Engineering or its equivalent plus a minimum of two years relevant post qualification experience.
OR
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Financial Engineering or its equivalent.

4 years
Forensic Accounting and Auditing (BFA)

Two ‘A’ level passes in Commercial or Science subjects, including Mathematics.
OR
National Diploma (ND) in Forensic Accounting/Forensic Auditing or its equivalent plus a minimum of two years relevant post qualification experience.
OR
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Forensic Accounting/Forensic Auditing or its equivalent.

In addition, an accepted student must be vetted for criminal history by Zimbabwe Republic Police and a Clearance Certificate must be issued and submitted to the Institute before registration.

4 years
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (ET)
Programme Entry Requirements Duration of Study
Chemical and Process Systems Engineering (ECP)

Three ‘A’ level passes in Mathematics, Chemistry and a third approved subject such as Physics, Technical Drawing, Computer Science Biology, Mechanical Engineering or Metallurgy.
OR
National Diploma (ND) in either Chemical & Process Systems Engineering or equivalent plus a minimum of two years relevant post qualification experience.
OR
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Chemical & Process Systems Engineering or equivalent.

4 years
Electronic Engineering (EEE)

Two ‘A’ level passes in Mathematics and Physics or equivalent.
OR
National Diploma (ND) in Electronic Engineering or its equivalent plus a minimum of two years relevant post qualification experience.
OR
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electronic Engineering or its equivalent

4 years
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (EIM)

Three ‘A’ level passes in Mathematics and Physics plus any other technical or science subject.
OR
National Diploma (ND) in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent plus a minimum of two years relevant post qualification experience.
OR
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent.

4 years
Polymer Science and Engineering (EPT)

Two ‘A’ Level passes in Chemistry and either Mathematics or Physics
OR
National Diploma (ND) in Polymer Technology and Engineering or equivalent plus a minimum of two years relevant post qualification experience.
OR
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Polymer Technology and Engineering or equivalent.

4 years
SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY (ST)
Programme Entry Requirements Duration of Study
Biotechnology (SBT)

Two ‘A’ Level passes in Biology and Chemistry, and a third approved subject which could be either Physics or Mathematics.
OR
National Diploma (ND) in Biotechnology or its equivalent plus a minimum of two years relevant post qualification experience.
OR
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Biotechnology or its equivalent.

4 years
Food Processing Technology (SFP)

Three ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and any other two in Biology, Physics, Mathematics or Food Science.
OR
National Diploma (ND) in Food Processing Technology or its equivalent plus a minimum of two years relevant post qualification experience.
OR
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Food Processing Technology or its equivalent.

4 years
Pharmacy (SPT)

Three ‘A’ Level passes in Chemistry and either Biology, Mathematics or Physics.
OR
National Diploma (ND) in Pharmaceutical Technology or its equivalent plus a minimum of two years relevant post qualification experience.
OR
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Pharmaceutical Technology or its equivalent.

4 years
Master of Technology (MTech) Degree in Machine Design (EMMD)

Applicants must be holders of a relevant Honours Degree from a recognized Institution with at least a Lower Second (2.2) class. Relevant fields include but are not limited to Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Production Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering. (2 Years Full time - Conventional)

2 years
Full Time
SCHOOL OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (IST)
Programme Entry Requirements Duration of Study
Computer Science (ICS)

Two ‘A’ Level passes including Mathematics and Physics or Computer Science or any other relevant science subject.
OR
National Diploma (ND) in Computer Science or equivalent plus a minimum of two years relevant post qualification experience.
OR
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computer Science or equivalent.

4 years
Information Technology (IIT)

Two ‘A’ Level passes including Mathematics and Physics or Computer Science or any other relevant science subject.
OR
National Diploma (ND) in Information Technology or equivalent plus a minimum of two years relevant post qualification experience.
OR
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Information Technology or equivalent.

4 years
Information Security & Assurance (ISA)

Two ‘A’ Level passes including Mathematics and Physics or Computer Science and any other relevant science subject.
OR
National Diploma (ND) in Information Security and Assurance or equivalent plus a minimum of two years relevant post qualification experience.
OR
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Information Security and Assurance or equivalent.

4 years
Software Engineering (ISE)

Two ‘A’ Level passes including Mathematics and Physics or Computer Science or any other relevant science subject.
OR
National Diploma (ND) in Software Engineering or equivalent plus a minimum of two years relevant post qualification experience.
OR
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Software Engineering or equivalent.

4 years
Master of Technology (MTech) Degree in Cloud Computing (IMCC)

Applicants must be holders of a relevant Honours Degree from a recognized Institution with at least a Lower Second (2.2) class. Relevant fields include but are not limited to Computer Science, Computer Science and Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems and Information Security & Assurance. (2 Years Full time - Conventional)

2 years
Full Time
Master of Technology (MTech) Degree in Computer Science (IMCS)

Applicants must be holders of a relevant Honours Degree from a recognized Institution with at least a Lower Second (2.2) class. Relevant fields include but are not limited to Computer Science and Computer Science & Engineering. (2 Years Full time - Conventional)

2 years
Full Time
Master of Technology (MTech) Degree in Information Technology (IMIT)

Applicants must be holders of a relevant Honours Degree from a recognized Institution with at least a Lower Second (2.2) class. Relevant fields include but are not limited to Information Technology, Information System, Computer Science, Information Security & Assurance and Software Engineering. (2 Years Full time - Conventional)

2 years
Full Time
Master of Technology (MTech) Degree in Software Engineering (IMSE)

Applicants must be holders of a relevant Honours Degree from a recognized Institution with at least a Lower Second (2.2) class. Relevant fields include but are not limited to Software Engineering, Software Technology, Computer Science and Computer Science & Engineering. (2 Years Full time – Conventional)

2 years
Full Time
SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY (ST)
Programme Entry Requirements Duration of Study
Bachelor Science Honours Degree in Radiography (SRT)

Two ‘A’ Level passes in either Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry.
OR
Diploma in Radiography or equivalent plus a minimum of two years relevant post qualification experience.

4 years
Full Time
Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Dosimetry (SDMDT)

Diploma in Radiography or equivalent plus two years post qualification experience.
OR
Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Therapeutic Radiography

2 years
Part-time
Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound (SDMUT)

Diploma in Radiography or equivalent plus two years relevant post qualification experience.
OR
Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Radiography
OR
Bachelor of Technology Honours Degree in Radiography

18 months
Full time
SCHOOL OF AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES (BMS)
Programme Entry Requirements Duration of Study
Diploma in Microfinance (BDM)

A minimum of 5’O’ Levels including English Language and Mathematics, plus two years experience in microfinance and or related fields.
OR
Certificate in Microfinance, relevant undergraduate qualifications or its equivalent.

1 year
Part-Time

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