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Requirements For Admission Into University Of Mines And technology, Umat

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
Integrated Science


 At least credits in the following elective subjects    Physics
Chemistry
Mathematics




Faculty of Engineering

BSc Mechanical EngineeringAt least credits in the following core subjects:    English Language
Mathematics
Integrated 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
Integrated 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 subject    English Language
    Mathematics
    Integrated Science



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




BSc Mathematics

 At least credits in the following core subject    English Language

    Mathematics

    Integrated Science




 At least credits in the following elective subjects    Physics
Chemistry
Mathematics


Grade Aggregate System for WASSC and SSSC 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/SSSCWASSE    SSCE    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 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.

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 shouldcomplete 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 Baccaleureatein 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.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must satisfy any of the following:

I.    WASSSCE/SSSCE Certificate with credits in Integrated Science, Core Mathematics, English Language andcredits in the following elective subjects: Physics, Mathematics plus Chemistry or Technical Drawing or Metal Work or Applied Electricity or Electronics.
II.    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.
III.    HND holder in either Mechanical, Automobile or Electrical Engineering.

IV.    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/WASSCEwith credits in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics and a science subject plus experience in the relevant area of study.
•    City and Guilds of London Institute Part III Certificate in either Mechanical, Automobile or Electrical Engineering 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.
V.    Foreign Applicants with equivalent certificates and grades are eligible.


Course Syllabus Diploma General Drilling

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 formsfor Degree and Non Degree is One Hundred and Twenty Ghana Cedis (GHC¢120.00) or Seventy US dollars (US$70) for foreign students. A set of Application Forms comprises ofcopies of Admission Requirements for the various programmes of study, Guidelines for the Completion of Application Forms, Prepaid EMS Envelopes and an online ID number.

The application forms for admission can be purchased at the following centres
•    University of Mines and Technology,Tarkwa ( Cash Office)
•    University of Mines and Technology Guest House Accra, Dansoman (Akokofoto) close to Hotel de Bella
•    Post Offices of 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.



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