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University Of Mines And Technology (UMaT ) 2020/2021 Admission Requirements

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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 Minerals Engineering
  • BSc Mining Engineering
  • BSc Petroleum Engineering (Fee Paying Programme)
  • BSc Environmental and Safety Engineering
  • Diploma in General Drilling (Fee Paying Programme)

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 Renewable Energy 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

Visit http://admissions.umat.edu.gh for more details.

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.

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.
  • 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.

Specially Sponsored or Fee-Paying Applicants
Applicants who satisfy UMaT’s minimum enty requirement of aggregate 36 but cannot meet the competitive departmental cut-off aggregate can apply for admission provided the have sponsorship to cove their full fees.

 

Certificate Programme in Small-Scale Mine and Quarry Administration
The Certificate programme in Small Scale Mine and Quarry Administration is a one-year (2-semester) programmes 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.

 

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