Harare Polytechnic is Zimbabwe's largest tertiary technical college. It is located in Harare's central business district. The institution offers various programs on both full time and part time basis. It is administered by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education.
|Harare Polytechnic College|
|Herbert Chitepo Avenue, Harare|
Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe, P.O Box CY 407, Causeway, Harare
|Educational authority||Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education|
|Category||Technical Tertiary Institutions|
|Principal||Eng. Tafadzwa Mudondo|
|Medium of language||English|
|Campus||Herbert Chitepo Avenue, Harare (Close to Corner Herbert Chitepo and Prince Edward Street)|
|Contact details: |
Tel: +263 (4) 705853
Cel: +263 712 870 894
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The institution opened its doors in 1964 in the then Salisbury during the Rhodesia era. Harare Polytechnic has over the years grown to become one of the leading tertiary institutions administered by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education in Zimbabwe.
The history of the institution can be traced back from the earliest years of colonial rule during the British South Africa Company epoch. In 1919, the late George Chaloner started Mechanical Engineering classes for some young men working on his farm Hubert Davies and Company. As more young men applied to join his classes, he prevailed upon the Government for assistance.
In 1925 , the Government agreed to start regular classes in the Old Boys High School (Prince Edward High School) and the first Advisory Council was appointed. In 1926 the Salisbury Technical School opened in the Caledonian Hall with Richard Dreary as the first Principal. In 1936 Mr Chaloner led a deputation to Sir Ernest Guest to appeal to Government for a permanent site to establish a college.
A site between Fourth and Fifth Street was acquired and the Polytechnic was completed just before the Second World War. With the post-war boom, this building soon became inadequate. In 1936 the Commerce Department and some of the workshop staff moved into the Old Selbourne School in Prince Edward Street. The new Polytechnic was completed in January 1964 at a cost of $270 000.00 and opened with an enrollment of 1500 students with Mr L.H Davies as the Principal. He was succeeded by Mr EJ Bacon when he became the Director of Technical Education in 1964.
The year 1965 was an eventful year in the history of the college. In January the first library opened, in September, the first black students were enrolled. The Polytechnic was officially opened by Sir Humphrey Gibbs , the Governor in October 1965.
Enrolment at Harare Poly
The institution enrols students with a General Certificate In Education with at least 5 Ordinary Level Passes including Mathematics and English Language. The qualification criteria was however revised to include Mathematics as a compulsory subject to enroll at the institution as part of its agenda to improve its standards. Holders other qualifications such as Advanced level and National Certificates are also enroled for different programs.
Harare Polytechnic 2018 Intake
MINISTRY OF HIGHER AND TERTIARY EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT HARARE POLYTECHNIC 2018 INTAKE
Applications are invited from suitably qualified people to undertake the following courses beginning in January 2018.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL APPLICANTS SHOULD HAVE 5 O’LEVELS INCLUDING MATHEMATICS, ENGLISH FOR ALL COURSES AND SCIENCE FOR OTHER COURSES.
POLICE CLEARANCE IS A REQUIREMENT FOR ALL APPLICANTS.
ONLY APPLICANTS WITH A MAXIMUM OF TWO SITTINGS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
TO QUALIFY FOR NATIONAL DIPLOMA ONE MUST HAVE A FULL AWARD AT NATIONAL CERTIFICATE AND TO QUALIFY FOR HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA ONE MUST HAVE A FULL AWARD AT NATIONAL DIPLOMA.
1.0 APPLIED ARTS
1.1 NATIONAL CERTIFICATE
Hairdressing Beauty Therapy Industrial Clothing Design and Construction
1.2 NATIONAL DIPLOMA- Hairdressing Beauty Therapy Industrial Clothing Design and Construction
1.3 HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA Cosmetology Clothing Technology Beauty Therapy Part-Time will be offered in NC to HND Industrial Clothing and Construction; NC to HND Beauty Therapy and NC to ND Hairdressing
2.0 AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING
2.1 NATIONAL CERTIFICATE Motor Vehicle Mechanics Automotive Precision Machining Motor Cycle Mechanics Automobile Electrics & Electronics Motor Vehicle Body Repairs Diesel Plant Fitting ALL NC COURSES OFFERED ON FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME
Science subjects considered Integrated Science
NATIONAL DIPLOMA Automotive Engineering (Part time ) HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA Automotive Engineering (Part time )
3.0 BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES
3.1 NATIONAL CERTIFICATE
Banking and Finance Health Services Management (Full Time Only) Marketing Management Purchasing and Supply Management Accountancy Pensions Management Human Resources Management) Transport and Logistics Management
3.2 Further Education Teaching Certificate (FETC)
Requirements: 5 ’O’ levels including English and Mathematics plus training qualification after ‘O’/’A’ Level in area of specialization.
3.3 NATIONAL DIPLOMA
Banking and Finance Health Services Management (Full Time Only) Sales and Marketing Management Purchasing and Supply Management Accountancy Pensions Management Human Resources Management Transport and Logistics Management
3.4 HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA
Banking and Finance Health Services Management (Full Time Only) Sales and Marketing Management Procurement and Supply Management Accountancy Pensions and Investments Management Human Resources Management Transport and Logistics Management
4.0 CIVIL ENGINEERING
4.1 NATIONAL CERTIFICATE
Civil Engineering Surveying and Geomatics Urban and Regional Planning Quantity Surveying Architectural Technology Cartography Valuation and Estate Management Water Resources and Irrigation Engineering Science subjects considered; Integrated Science, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science excluding Biology
4.2 NATIONAL DIPLOMA
Civil Engineering Surveying and Geomatics Urban and Regional Planning Quantity Surveying Architectural Technology Cartography Valuation and Estate Management Irrigation Engineering
4.3 HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA
Civil Engineering Surveying and Geometrics Architectural Technology Irrigation and Water Engineering Cartography and Geo-visualization Technology Quantity Surveying Valuation and Estate Management
5.0 CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
5.1 NATIONAL CERTIFICATE
Brick and Block laying Carpentry and Joinery Painting and Decorating Plumbing and Drain laying 5.2 NATIONAL DIPLOMA and HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA
Construction Technology All Courses are offered on Full-time and Part-time basis
6.0 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
Science subjects considered Integrated Science, Physical Chemistry, Biology, Technical graphics, EDP
HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA
7.0 ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
7.1 NATIONAL CERTIFICATE AND NATIONAL DIPLOMA
Electronic Communication Systems Computer Systems Instrumentation and Control Systems Electrical Power Engineering HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA
Mobile and Satellite Communication Computer Systems Instrumentation and Control Systems Electrical Power Engineering Microwave and Radar Systems ALL COURSE OFFERED ON BOTH FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME
All sciences considered except biology.
8.0 LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES
8.1 NATIONAL CERTIFICATE, NATIONAL DIPLOMA, HIGHER NATIONALDIPLOMA
Library and Information Sciences Records Management and Information Sciences ALL COURSES OFFERED ON FULLTIME AND PART-TIME
9.0 MECHANICAL AND PRODUCTION ENGINEERING
9.1 NATIONAL CERTIFICATE
Refrigeration and air conditioning Draughting and Design Technology Fabrication Engineering Vehicle Body Building Machineshop Engineering Any of the following Science subjects will be considered as requirements: Integrated Science/Physics and Chemistry/Physical Science
9.2 NATIONAL DIPLOMA
Draughting and Design Technology Production Engineering Plant Engineering 9.3 HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA
10.0 PRINTING AND GRAPHICS ARTS
10.1 NATIONAL CERTIFICATE
Print Origination Machine Printing Print for Packaging Photography (Block release) Applied Art and Design (Full time only) Printing Finishing and Converting ALL OTHER NC COURSES OFFERED ON FULL-TIME AND PARTTIME EXCEPT THOSE INDICATED.
Science subjects considered: Integrated science, Physics, Chemistry
10.2 NATIONAL DIPLOMA
Print Production Technology (Part-time) Print Finishing Technology (Part-time) Print Origination Technology (Part-time) Photography (Block release) Design for Print (Full-time) Fine Arts (Full-time) 11.0 SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY
11.1 NATIONAL CERTIFICATE
Science Technology Chemical Engineering Plastics and Rubber Technology Horticulture Metallurgical Assaying Pharmaceutical Technology (Fulltime only) Food Science 11.2 NATIONAL DIPLOMA AND HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA
Chemical Engineering Plastics Technology Horticulture Metallurgical Assaying Pharmaceutical Technology (Fulltime only) Food Science Applied Biological Technology Applied Chemical Technology ALL COURSES EXCEPT PHARMACY ARE OFFERED ON FULLTIME AND PARTTIME.
Science subjects considered for all NC courses are: Physical Chemistry/Science, Chemistry, Physics, Integrated science, Biology.
12.0 SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES
12.1 NATIONAL CERTIFICATE
Mass Communication 12.2 NATIONAL DIPLOMA
Broadcast Journalism Print Journalism Candidates with knowledge of various languages, the physically challenged and females are encouraged to apply.
13.0 SCHOOL OF OFFICE MANAGEMENT
13.1 NATIONAL CERTIFICATE AND NATIONAL DIPLOMA
Secretarial Studies 13.2 HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA
Office Management 14.0 SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM 14.1 NATIONAL CERTIFICATE
Tourism and Hospitality Management Professional Cookery Bakery Studies 14.2 NATIONAL DIPLOMA
Tourism and Hospitality Management Professional Cookery Baking Technology and Management 14.3 HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA
Bakery Technology and Management Tourism and Hospitality Management Culinary Arts ALL COURSES OFFERED ON FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME
15.0 BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (Honours) IN APPLIED CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY DEGREE
Applicants must have HND in Applied Chemical Technology/Chemical Engineering/Metallurgical Assaying or equivalent.
All application letters must be submitted with the following certified copies of:
Birth Certificate National Identity Card “O” Level Certificates NC, ND and HND certificates Applications should be addressed to:
Att: Head of Respective Division/Department
P.O.Box CY 407 Causeway Harare Tel:+263 4 2918 081/0867700034/2/3
APPLICATIONS TO BE SUBMITTED BY 31 OCTOBER 2017.
All applicants must include contactable addresses, emails and telephone numbers.
Courses Offered at Harare Polytechnic
- Applied Art and Design
- Automotive Engineering
- Business Studies
- Communication and Information Science
- Computer Science
- Construction and Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Library and Information
- Mass Communication
- Quantity Surveying
- Beauty and Cosmetology
- Tourism and Hospitality
- Mechanical Engineering
- Printing and Graphic Arts
- Science and Technology
- Secretarial Studies.
Programs at Harare Polytechnic
- Bachelor Of Technology(BTech)
- Higher National Diploma(HND)
- National Diploma(ND)
- National Certificate(NC)
- Applied Arts
- Automotive Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Business Studies
- Construction Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Library and Information Science
- Mass Communication
- National Strategic Studies
- Office Management
- Printing and Graphic Arts
- Science and Technology.
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