Admission into Undergraduate Progammes for the 2017/2018 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 2017/2018 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

The cost of each application form is GHC200.00.

Procedure

1.The Banks and the Post Offices have been furnished with a list of serial numbers and their corresponding Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) for the sale of the forms.

2.On the payment for the forms, the Banks and the Post Offices will issue a payment receipt containing a unique serial number with its corresponding PIN per each form purchased.

3.The serial number and the PIN will be used by the applicant as the login details on the UMaT Online Admission System (http://admissions.umat.edu.gh/addapps/ug/)

4.All registration will be done ONLINE.

Candidates who will write the WASSCE in 2017 can apply, but MUST add their results to their ONLINE applications when the results are release. Applicants should know that only results provide at the time of the application will be used ub selecting students.

 

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

International applicants are to apply directly at http://admissions.umat.edu.gh/index.php/international-applicants/undergraduate-code-request

 

CLOSING DATE FOR 2ND APPLICATION

Closing date for application is 4th August, 2017.

 

Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology

  • BSc Geomatic Engineering

  • BSc Geological Engineering

  • BSc Minerals Engineering

  • BSc Mining Engineering

  • BSc Petroleum Engineering

  • BSc Environmental and Safety Engineering

  • Diploma in General Drilling

Faculty of Engineering

  • BSc Electrical and Electronics

  • BSc Computer Science & Eng.

  • BSc Mechanical Engineering

  • BSc Mathematics

  • BSc Renewable Energy Engineering

Centre for Communication and Entrepreneurship Skills

  • Certificate in English Language

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/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.