BlueCrest University College

ACADEMICS & ADMISSION

Research

RESEARCH POLICY

College Policy

It is the policy of the College that each individual faculty and staff member and student is expected to maintain high ethical standards in the conduct and reporting of his/her research. Should alleged incidents of misconduct in research occur, reporting of such possible violations is a shared responsibility, and it is the duty of the faculty, staff members and students to respond in a fitting manner to resolve issues arising from such alleged misconduct.

Faculty, Staff, and Student Responsibilities

Faculty members, staff, and students at  BlueCrest College are expected to maintain ethical standards in the conduct and reporting of scientific and scholarly research. Faculty, staff, and students have responsibilities for ethical conduct in research not only to the college, but also to the community at large, to the academic community, and to private and public institutions sponsoring the research activities.

Definition of Research Misconduct

Research Misconduct is defined for the purposes of this regulation as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results.

  • Fabrication is making up data or results and recording or reporting them. Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record. Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.
  • Research Misconduct does not include honest error or differences of opinion. It does not include authorship or credit disputes. In addition, failure to comply with legal requirements affecting specific aspects of conducting research, misappropriation of funds, failing to comply with the College's Institutional policies and procedures, or other inappropriate actions in research which do not fall within the definition of research misconduct as stated in this paragraph and which are in violation of existing College regulations or policies are addressed under such other regulations or policies.
  • A finding of Research Misconduct requires: 
    • There be a significant departure from accepted practices of the relevant research community
    • The misconduct be committed intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly; and
    • The allegations be proven by a preponderance of the evidence.
Works and Inventions

For the purposes of this regulation, the following definitions shall apply:
  • "College personnel" shall include full-time and part-time employees of  BlueCrest College, including Academic Personnel, Technical, Executive, Administrative and Managerial Support and College Support Personnel System; appointees of the College, including certain faculty members and all volunteers; persons paid by or through the College, including fellows; and anyone working under College auspices. Students who are encompassed within any of these categories shall be considered "College personnel."
  • A "work" shall include any copyrightable material, such as printed material, computer software or databases, audio and visual material, circuit diagrams, architectural and engineering drawings, lectures, musical or dramatic compositions, choreographic works, and pictorial or graphic works.
  • An "invention" shall include any discovery, invention, process, composition of matter, article of manufacture, know-how, design, model, technological development, biological material, strain, variety, culture of any organism, or portion, modification translation, or extension of these items, and any mark used in connection with these items.
  • A "creator" shall mean a member of College personnel who creates a work or invention.
  • "College support" shall include the use of College funds, personnel, facilities, equipment, materials, or technological information, and includes such support provided by other public or private organizations when it is arranged, administered, or controlled by the College.
  • "College-supported work" shall mean a work of a creator not made in the course of "independent efforts." "Independent efforts" with regard to a work means that the ideas for the work came from the creator, the work was not made with the use of College support, and the College is not held responsible for any opinions expressed in the work. Notwithstanding the foregoing, "College-supported works" do not include scholarly articles published in journals independent of the College and theses or dissertations of graduate students.

Works:

A work which is made in the course of independent efforts is the property of the creator. A College-supported work is the property of the College, and the creator shall share in the proceeds there from subject to preexisting commitments to outside sponsoring agencies. College personnel are required to disclose promptly, pursuant to the College's Intellectual Property Policy, all College-supported works, including all instructional works. The Head for Research or the Head's designee shall inform the creator of the College's decision regarding ownership and the College's legal rights as soon as practicable, but no later than 60 days from receipt of the complete disclosure of the work. Any College-supported work shall be handled in accordance with the College's Intellectual Property Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference. The Work Disclosure form, and the Invention Disclosure form, incorporated in the College's Intellectual Property Policy are available from the Office of Research. Copies of the College's Intellectual Property Policy are Office of Research.

Inventions:

College personnel are required to disclose any invention made or discovered by them promptly pursuant to the College's Intellectual Property Policy. All inventions must be disclosed, even those believed by the creator to be unrelated to his or her College duties and not involving the use of College support. 

  • An invention which is made in the field or discipline in which the creator is engaged by the College or made with the use of College support is the property of the College, and the creator shall share in the proceeds there from subject to preexisting commitments to outside sponsoring agencies. An invention made outside the field or discipline in which the creator is engaged by the College and for which no College support has been used is the property of the creator. In the latter case, however, the creator and the College may agree that the invention be pursued by the College and the proceeds shared pursuant to the College's Intellectual Property Policy.
  • The Head for Research or the Head's designee shall inform the creator of the College's decision regarding ownership and the College's legal rights as soon as practicable, but no later than 120 days from receipt of the complete disclosure of the invention. Any invention shall be handled in accordance with the College's Intellectual Property Policy. 

Admission Policies

How To Apply

Step 1: Admission Requirements

Ensure that you have met the admission requirements for the programme that you are interested in.

  • Please refer to Admission Requirements available under Downloads section, for the program you are interested in.
Step 2: Fill up all the forms
  • BlueCrest Student Application form :
  • Fill in Online Application Form [Click here]
  • One Original set of Application form to be completed in English and duly signed by applicant, upon physically reporting to the College.

Step 3: Provide the following supporting documents

  • 2 passport-size photographs with white background
  • 1 photocopy of applicant’s original passport for International Students (Please photocopy the page showing applicant’s personal particulars and the expiry date of the passport)
  • 1 photocopy of original birth certificate for degree programs
  • Notarised copies of your highest educational certificates and transcripts
  • A Payment of Course Application fees (non-transferable and non-refundable). (Undergraduate Degree Programmes – GHC 70 for Ghanaian Applicants and GHC 110 or $30 for non-Ghanaian Applicants). 

Note: Additional supporting documents may be required on a case-to-case basis, which our staff will advise the applicant accordingly.

Only duplicate copies of these documents (except photographs) should be submitted to the College. Original copies of the documents will be required by the Admissions Department upon approval of the Student’s application.

Documents in foreign languages MUST be translated into English language and legally certified.

Types of payment Modes: Cash / Cheques / Banker's Draft only
Payments in Ghana Cedi and US$ are accepted.

Step 4: Send us your application

You are required to submit all required documents to the Admission Department  personally or mail it to admissions@bluecrest.edu.gh.


Note: Please make sure that your application forms and documents reach us at least 2 weeks before course commencement.

Step 5: Acceptance by the College

Processing time of completed application will take approximately 5 working days. A telephonic interview may also be conducted if required. Applicants who have been offered a place at BlueCrest Ghana will receive the following via email:

  • A letter of offer
  • An Acceptance form. In order to accept our offer, you are to sign and mail the acceptance form to the BlueCrest. e-mail address is admissions@bluecrest.edu.gh.
  • Fees to be payable; refund and withdrawal policy; award criteria, attendance requirements,
  • Once student pass is approved, applicants will receive the provisional admission letter.

Step 6: Fee Payment

Upon receiving the letter of acceptance from the student, the BlueCrest shall also ensure that the following are adhered to:

  • BlueCrest will prepare the payment invoice and send to the student along with the payment schedule;
  • The Student will pay to the bank directly or other payment modes specified above according to the Payment Invoice issued by the BlueCrest.

When to Apply

For Certificate and Diploma Programs:
Intakes for these programs are open throughout the year. Please contact BlueCrest College Admissions Office for batch start dates for these programs.

For Undergraduate Degree Programs:
The BlueCrest Ghana Academic Calendar for Undergraduate Degree program consists of two intakes per year, as per the below:

 

 

 

For Postgraduate Degree Programs:

Postgraduate Degree programs are offered in partnership with University of Sunderland, UK. Intake for these programs are generally announced during the months of July and November each year. Session starts in October and February respectively.  

Prospectus and Application

Prospectus and Application

Click here to download the Application Form and other Admission related documents.

Fee

Fee are different for individual programmes. Kindly write to registrar@bluecrest..edu.gh for more details about the fee of the programme selected.

Scholarship

BlueCrest College Ghana announced new merit based scholarships for fresh applicants and continuous students, which will be effective from August 2016. Unlike before these scholarships are applicable for admission into the undergraduate degree programmes for both Ghanaian and Foreign applicants. Fresh Applicants can get upto 100% scholarships based upon their grades in WASSCE / SSSCE examination.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement, and selection is highly competitive. 

Eligibility Requirements
Regular Applicant into Level 100 Semester 1 and Semester 2:

1. Grade Criteria

  • WASSCE / SSSCE or equivalent Applicants with an aggregate score of 6 in three (3) core (including English language, Mathematics Core and/or Integrated Science / Social Studies) and three (3) electives will be entitled for 100% scholarship on the tuition fee for the first year only.
  • WASSCE / SSSCE or equivalent Applicants with an aggregate score between 7 - 12 in three (3) core (including English language, Mathematics Core and/or Integrated Science / Social Studies) and three (3) electives will be entitled for 75% scholarship on the tuition fee for the first year only.
  • WASSCE / SSSCE or equivalent Applicants with an aggregate score between 13 - 18 in three (3) core (including English language, Mathematics Core and/or Integrated Science / Social Studies) and three (3) electives will be entitled for 50% scholarship on the tuition fee for the first year only.
  • WASSCE / SSSCE or equivalent Applicants with an aggregate score between 19 -24 in three (3) core (including English language, Mathematics Core and/or Integrated Science / Social Studies) and three (3) electives will be entitled for 25% scholarship on the tuition fee for the first year only.
  • All Mature applicants are entitled for 10% scholarship on the tuition fee for the first year only.
Continuous Student:

  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 in the previous Level (100/200/300).
  • Applicant must have passed in all the subjects without any backlogs.
  • Applicant must not have been awarded any sanction or punishment by the College authorities.
  • Applicant must not have any previous semester fee dues.
  • Extracurricular involvement
  • General Scholarships are not applicable for Lateral Entry Students.
  • Eligible students will be entitled for 75% scholarship on the next level tuition fee. 
How to Apply
Regular applicants into Level 100:

  • Incoming regular students are automatically considered for Scholarships by completing the undergraduate admission application by August 31, 2016.
  • No separate Scholarship application is required for incoming fresh students.
Continuous Student
  • Complete the online Scholarship Application Form available under downloads section of our website.
  • Recommendation letter from the Program Coordinator / Assoc. Dean (Academics)
  • Submit all the documents to the Office of the Registrar by October 15, 2016.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarship Renewal

Scholarships are awarded for one year only. Students are encouraged to reapply each year.

Published by

The Registrar

8th August 2016

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