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Admission into Undergraduate Progammes for the 2018/2019 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 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.

HOW TO APPLY

GHANAIN APPLICANTS

Application forms (E-Voucher) can be purchased at all branches of the following institutions:

  • Ghana Post Office
  • Ecobank
  • Zenith Bank
  • Access Bank
  • Fidelity Bank
  • GCB Bank
  • Unibank
  • Standbic Bank
  • UBA

The cost of one set of application forms for the BSc programmes is Two Hundred Ghana cedis (GH¢200.00). The cost for Diploma programmes is GH¢175.00 and GH¢150.00 for Certificate programmes for Ghanaian applicants. The cost for international applicants is US$100.00 for BSc  programmes,   US$85.00 for Diploma programmes and US$75.00 for Certificate programmes.

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Steps For Undergraduate Applicants

All International or Foreign applicants should follow the steps below.

  1. Applicants should fill in the Online Admission Code Request Form below with a valid mobile number format. Eg 00233 becomes 233.
  2. You will receive the Serial Number and Personal Identification Number to access the Online Admission System via Text Message.
  3. Complete the Online Registration process.
  4. Print the completed form and add photocopies of relevant certificates including the copy of the Bank Pay-in-Slip.
  5. Send all documents to the address below.

The Registrar
University Of Mines & Technology
Post Office Box 237
Tarkwa - Ghana
West Africa

All foreign applicants, resident in or outside Ghana are required to pay the application fee of Hundred US Dollars (US$100) to any of the Banks indicated as follows:

Bank : Zenith Bank
Account Name : University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa Ghana
Account Number : 4052100344
Swift Code : ZEBLGHAC

Bank : Ecobank Ghana Limited
Account Name : University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa Ghana
Account Number : 0192084402510004
Swift Code : ECOCGHAC

Note: Applicants in Nigeria who wish to pay at any Ecobank branch do not need to quote any account number. The Applicant should indicate to the bank that they are paying for UMaT Undergraduate Admission Forms.

NB: Ensure to add the original copy of the Pay-in-Slip to the forms before submission.

To complete your application process, a Serial Number and Personal Identification Number (PIN) will be sent to your Mobile Phone.
Use those details to log into the Online Undergraduate Admissions System.

General Entry Requirements

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 Subjects At least Credits in Elective Subjects
English Language Physics
Core Mathematics Chemistry
Integrated Science Elective Mathematics

 

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 Subjects At least Credits in Elective Subjects
English Language Physics and Mathematics
Core Mathematics plus Chemistry or Technical
Integrated Science Drawing or Metal Work


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

At least Credits in Core Subjects At least Credits in Elective Subjects
English Language Physics and Mathematics
Core Mathematics plus Chemistry or Applied
Integrated Science Electricity or Electronics

 

BSc Mathematics

At least Credits in Core Subjects At least Credits in Elective Subjects
English Language Physics 
Core Mathematics Chemistry 
Integrated Science Elective Mathematics

 

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

Grade Aggregate System for WASSC and SSSC Holders

WASSCE 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.

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. 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
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.