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UNIVERSITY OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY, TARKWA

ADMISSION GUIDELINES FOR PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS, 2013

Bachelor Degree Programmes
The University currently runs 10 Bachelor Degree programmes in Engineering. As a policy, the University admits applicants from all races and nationalities, irrespective of their religious, cultural, social or ethnic persuasions. There is no minimum age limit for admission to any of the approved programmes of study of the University. All candidates with the General Certificate of Education 'A' Level, West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) usually take 8 semesters (4 years) duration to complete the programme.

General Entry Requirements

Applicants must have at least credits in the following subjects for the various programmes.

Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology

  • BSc Geomatic Engineering
  • BSc Geological Engineering
  • BSc Mineral Engineering
  • BSc Mining Engineering
  • BSc Petroleum Engineering
  • BSc Environmental and Safety Engineering

At least credits in the following core subjects; English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Core Science

At least credits in the following elective subjects; Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Faculty of Engineering

BSc Mechanical Engineering

At least credits in the following core subjects; English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Core Science.

At least credits in the following elective subjects; Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry/Technical Drawing/Metal Work

BSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering
At least credits in the following core subjects; English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Core Science.

At least credits in the following elective subjects; Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry/Applied Electricity/Electronics

BSc Computer Science and Engineering
At least credits in the following core subjects; English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Core Science.

At least credits in the following elective subjects; Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry/Applied Electricity/Electronics

 

BSc Mathematics
At least credits in the following core subjects; English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Core Science.
At least credits in the following elective subjects; Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

 

Grade Aggregate System for WASSCE and SSSCE Holders

UMaT uses the new grading system of WASSCE for the selection of candidates and in the system, grades aggregate of 36 is the minimum entry requirement of UMaT. The following table shows this new grading system and the SSSCE equivalent grades.

Applicants with WASSC/SSSC

WASSCE

SSSCE

GRADE

INTERPRETATION OF GRADES

A1

A

1

Excellent

B2

B

2

Very Good

B3

C

3

Good

C4

D

4

Credit

C5

-

5

Credit

C6

-

6

Credit

The minimum entry requirement is aggregate 36 for applicants with WASSCE and 24 for applicants with SSSCE.

Applicants with Ordinary and Advanced Level Certificates

Applicant must have GCE Ordinary Level Certificate or its equivalent with credits in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, and GCE Advanced Level Certificate with passes in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Mature Applicants

Applicants should be at least 25 years of age and should have SSS or GCE ‘O’ Level Certificate with credits in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject plus experience in the relevant area of study in addition to passing an Entrance Examination and/ or an interview. Mature applicants must also possess birth certificates which are, at least, five (5) years old after the date of issue.

Specially Sponsored or Fee-Paying Applicants

Applicants who satisfy UMaT’s minimum entry requirement of aggregate 36 but cannot meet the competitive departmental cut-off aggregate can apply for admission provided they have sponsorship to cover their full fees throughout their study at UMaT. Such applicants should complete the sponsorship form and add it to the completed application form for admission. All fee paying applicants must clearly write “Fee-Paying” on their completed applications forms.

Foreign Students
Foreign applicants from an accredited/recognized institution with equivalent qualifications will be considered for admission.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PROGRAMMES

GCE /IGCSE O'Level and A'Level
Five (5) credits including English Language and Mathematics and credits in three other relevant subjects plus three passes at the A/Level in the relevant subjects.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE 

Applicants with international Baccaleureate in science are eligible to apply. Such applicants must also possess a proficiency certificate in English. Please note that all certificates should be translated into English. Equivalences with regard to the certificates would be sought as the National Accreditation Board.
SSSCE/WASSCE
Six (6) credits with aggregate 24 or better at the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WAEC/SSSCE) including English Language and Mathematics and the elective subjects relevant to the choice of programme or their equivalent.

Diploma Programme
Diploma Programme in General Drilling
This is a two year (4-semester) programme run by the Department of Geological Engineering. The programme aims at addressing the needs of middle level personnel in drilling for mineral/oil exploration, geotechnical and hydrogeological establishments. The successful candidate should be competent to take up jobs in the mining, oil, hydrogeological and allied industries and be able to design, operate, work in a team and supervise drilling operations under all conditions as well as have knowledge in using modern drilling equipment.

 

The general entry requirement for this programme is as follows:

  • WASSSCE/SSSCE Certificate with credits in Integrated Science, Core Mathematics, English Language and credits in the following elective subjects: Physics, Mathematics plus Chemistry or Technical Drawing or Metal Work or Applied Electricity or Electronics.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level with credits in five (5) subjects including English language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics; and General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level passes in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
  • HND holder in either Mechanical, Automobile or Electrical Engineering.
  • Mature Applicants should be at least 25 years of age and should have any of the following;
  • GCE Ordinary Level Certificate with credits or SSSCE/WASSCE with credits in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics and a science subject plus experience in the relevant area of study.

Mature applicants must pass a written examination and /or an interview. Mature applicants must also possess birth certificates which are, at least, five (5) years old after the date of issue.

  • Foreign Applicants with equivalent certificates and grades are eligible.

Certificate Programme in English
The Certificate Programme in English is a two semester programme aimed at providing knowledge in English for Foreign applicants with the English Language skills necessary to follow a university level course with English as the medium of instruction. The entry requirement is the French baccalaureate (in science) at the highest level or equivalent available in the applicant’s country. Applicants who pass the UMaT Certificate Programme in English will be eligible to apply for admission into the UMaT Diploma and Degree programmes.

 

How to Apply
The University generally announces to the general public about the sales of admission forms for Degree and Non Degree programmes each year. Sale of Admission forms is open to the general public from January and ends in April each year. Currently, the cost of Admission forms for Degree and Non Degree is One Hundred and Twenty Ghana Cedis (GHC¢125.00) or Seventy US dollars (US$70) for foreign students. You can now purchase the online admission e-vouchers from any Access Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank and Post Offices in all Regional, Municipal and District Capitals.

Applicants are required to purchase and submit one set of application form only. Any applicant who submits more than one set of forms shall be disqualified. Any form that is not fully completed at the time of submission shall not be considered.

The closing date for submission of completed application forms with relevant documents is 30th April of each year.