UMAT 2020/2021 Programmes and Requirements

UMAT 2020/2021 Programmes and Requirements,

The University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, UMat invites application form qualified applicants for admission to the under-listed undergraduate and diploma programmes for the 2020/2021 Academic Year:

The University of Mines and Technology announces for the information of the general public that applications are open for the admission of prospective applicants into various undergraduate programmes for the 2020/2021 academic year. All prospective applicants are advised to visit the University’s website www.umat.edu.gh and carefully read all relevant information and guidelines before applying.

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 Bachelor degree programmes take a duration of 8 semesters (4 years) to complete.

LIST OF PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE AT UMAT

Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology

  • BSc Geomatic Engineering
  • BSc Geological Engineering
  • BSc Minerals Engineering
  • BSc Mining Engineering
  • BSc Petroleum Engineering (Fee paying Programming)
  • BSc Environmental and Safety Engineering
  • Diploma in General Drilling (Fee paying Programming)

Faculty of Engineering

  • BSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • BSc Computer Science and Engineering
  • BSc Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc Mathematics
  • BSc Renewable Energy Engineering

Faculty of Integrated Management Science

  1. Certificate Programme in English
    This is a one-year (2-semester) certificate programme for applicants from non-English speaking countries only. Applicants who complete this programme and also have  International Baccaleureate (IB)  in science would be eligible to apply for the degree and diploma programmes.
  2. Certificate Programme in Small-Scale Mining and Quarry Administration
    The certificate programme in Small Scale Mine and Quarry Administration is a one-year (2-semester) programme whose rationale is to respond to the needs of personnel in the minerals extraction industry especially the small/medium scale sector mines and quarries in Ghana.

Admission Requirements for Bachelor Degree Programmes

Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology

  1. BSc Geomatic Engineering
  2. BSc Geological Engineering
  3. BSc Mining Engineering
  4. BSc Minerals Engineering
  5. BSc Petroleum Engineering (Fee-paying Programme)
  6. BSc Environmental and Safety Engineering
  7. Diploma General Drilling (Fee-paying Programme)

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

At least Credits in Core SubjectsAt least Credits in Elective Subjects
English LanguagePhysics
Core MathematicsChemistry / Geography
Integrated ScienceElective Mathematics

NOTE: ONLY Geomatic Engineering applicants can substitute Chemistry for Geography

Faculty of Engineering

  1. BSc Mechanical Engineering
  2. BSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  3. BSc Mathematics
  4. BSc Computer Science and Engineering
  5. BSc Renewal Energy Engineering

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

BSc Mechanical Engineering

At least Credits in Core SubjectsAt least Credits in Elective Subjects
English LanguagePhysics and Mathematics
Core Mathematicsplus Chemistry or Technical
Integrated ScienceDrawing or Metal Work

BSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BSc Computer Science and Engineering and BSc Renewal Energy Engineering

At least Credits in Core SubjectsAt least Credits in Elective Subjects
English LanguagePhysics and Mathematics
Core Mathematicsplus Chemistry or Applied
Integrated ScienceElectricity or Electronics or ICT or Computer Studies

NOTE: Only Computer Science and Engineering applicants can substitute Chemistry for ICT or Computer Studies.

BSc Mathematics

At least Credits in Core SubjectsAt least Credits in Elective Subjects
English LanguagePhysics
Core MathematicsChemistry
Integrated ScienceElective Mathematics

NOTE: ONLY Computer Science and Engineering applicants can substitute Chemistry for ICT or Computer Studies

Faculty of Integrated Management Science

  1. Certificate Programme in English
  2. Certificate Programme in Small-Scale Mining and Quarry Administration

Requirements

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

WASSCESSSCEGRADEINTERPRETATION OF GRADES
A1A1Excellent
B2B2Very Good
B3C3Good
C4D4Credit
C55Credit
C66Credit

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.

NOTE:

The cut-off-points stated above were foradmissions only and are solely for the guidance of applicants in the choice of their programmes.

The minimum admission requirement into the University of Mines and Technology for WASSCE applicants is aggregate 36. For SSSCE applicants, the minimum requirement is aggregate 24 (BSc Programmes).The following table shows this grading system and the SSSCE equivalent grades.

Grade Aggregate System for WASSC and SSSC Holders

WASSCESSCEGRADEINTERPRETATION OF GRADES
A1A1Excellent
B2B2Very Good
B3C3Good
C4D4Credit
C55Credit
C66Credit

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 passes 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.

Foreign Applicants

Applicants with equivalent qualifications will be considered for admission. All foreign applicants should apply online by visiting: www.admissions.umat.edu.gh

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. All fee paying applicants must select “Fee-Paying” under source of funding while completing their  applications forms.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International applicants from accredited/recognized institutions with equivalent qualifications will be considered for admission.

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 at the National Accreditation Board.

SSSCE/WASSCE/NECO/A-LEVEL
Six (6) credits with aggregate 24 or better at the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WAEC/SSSCE/NECO/A-LEVEL) including English Language and Mathematics and the elective subjects relevant to the choice of programme or their equivalent.

The University of Mines and Technology announces for the information of the general public that applications are open for the admission of prospective applicants into various undergraduate programmes for the 2018/2019 academic year. All prospective applicants are advised to visit the University’s website www.umat.edu.gh and carefully read all relevant information and guidelines before applying. 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 Bachelor degree programmes take a duration of 8 semesters (4 years) to complete.

ADMISSION TO DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN GENERAL DRILLING

An applicant must satisfy any of the following:

  1. SSCE Holders: Six Passes (A-D) in all subjects which are English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Physics, Elective Mathematics, Chemistry or Metal Work or Technical Drawing or Applied Electricity or Applied
  2. WASSCE Holders:
    1. Passes (A1-D7) in English Language, Mathematics, and Integrated
    2. Must posses a minimum of C6 in the following subjects: Physics, Elective Mathematics, Chemistry or Metal Work or Technical Drawing or Applied Electricity or Applied
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level credits in five (5) subjects including English language, Chemistry,  Physics,   Mathematics;  and General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level passes in Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.
  1. GCE Ordinary Level Certificate with credits or SSCE with Passes in five subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus experince in the relevant area of
  2. City and Guilds of London Institute Part III Certificate or its equivalent in either Mechanical, Automobile, or Electrical
  3. Holders of Certificate of Proficiency in General Drilling (one year course) from University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa or a recognised institution are

  • Mature applicants: Applicants should be at least 25 years of age and should have SSSC/WASSC or GCE O’ Level Certificate with credits in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics and a science subject with experience in the relevant area of 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

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME IN SMALL-SCALE MINE AND QUARRY ADMINISTRATION

  1. Applicants with SSS Five passes (A-E) in all subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated
  2. Applicants with WASS Certificate Five passes (A- D7) in all subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated
  • Applicants with Ordinary and Advanced Level Certificates Candidates must have FIVE  passes  in all subjects of GCE O Level including English Language, Mathematics and

NOTE: This is a weekend (Saturday and Sunday) programme.

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