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University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) Admission Requirements 2023/2024

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The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) admission requirement for all the courses at the Undergraduate, Postgraduate level has been released for the 2023/2024 academic session.

The management of University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) has released the Application Requirement/Registration Requirement for the Student Studying in the institution.

University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) Admission Requirements

Entry requirements for a Undergraduate degree Programme

Five main categories of candidates are considered for admission into the Bachelor’s Degree Programmes.

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.

UNIVERSITY OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Prospective masters’ students who are interested in an intensive, field-based, immersion programme of study leading to the award of Master’s degrees must have one of the following academic requirements in order to be admitted:

MSc AND MPhil PROGRAMME ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

MSc / MPhil in Geomatic Engineering

  1. Applicants must have BSc First Class or Second Class (Upper Division) in Geomatic or Geodetic Engineering or its equivalent in Earth Sciences and related Engineering programmes from a recognised university.
  2. Holders of UMaT Diploma in the Earth Sciences who hold senior positions in a relevant industry and have at least 5 years professional experience and proven ability in their disciplines are eligible to apply for admission.

MSc / MPhil in Geological Engineering

  1. Applicants must have BSc First Class or Second Class (Upper Division) or its equivalent in Earth Sciences and related Engineering programmes from a recognised university.
  2. Holders of the UMaT Diploma in the Earth Sciences who hold senior positions in a relevant industry and have at least 5 years professional experience with proven ability in their disciplines are eligible to apply for admission.

MSc / MPhil in Mining Engineering

  1. Applicants must have BSc First Class or Second Class (Upper Division) in Mining Engineering, relevant Engineering or Earth Sciences from a recognised University.
  2. Holders of UMaT Diploma in Earth Sciences who have at least 5 years professional experience and with proven ability in their respective disciplines are eligible to apply for admission.

MSc / MPhil in Minerals Engineering

  1. A BSc First Class or Second Class (Upper Division) or its equivalent in Applied Sciences and related engineering programmes from a recognised University.
  2. Holders of UMaT Diploma in the Earth Sciences, who have at least five (5) years professional experience with proven ability in their disciplines are eligible to apply for admission.

MSc/MPhil in Petroleum Engineering

  1. A BSc First Class or Second Class (Upper Division) or its equivalent in Petroleum Engineering or related engineering degrees from a recognised University.
  2. All other applicants who do not satisfy the requirements of (i) above but have petroleum related degrees from a recognised University may be eligible after careful consideration of the background and relevant documents
  3. All applicants who do not have Petroleum Engineering will, upon admission, be required to take and pass three (3) non-scoring introductory modules as a prerequisite for the main Petroleum Engineering modules.

MSc/MPhil in Mechanical Engineering

  1. Applicants must have BSc First Class or Second Class (Upper Division) in Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering and relevant Engineering programme from a recognised university.
  2. Holders of UMaT Diploma in Mine Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering programmes who hold senior positions in a relevant industry and have at least 5 years professional experience with proven ability in their disciplines are eligible to apply for admission.

MSc/MPhil in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  1. Applicants must have BSc First Class or Second Class (Upper Division) or its equivalent in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering or in related Engineering disciplines from a recognised University.
  2. Holders of UMaT Diploma in Mine Electrical Engineering who hold senior positions in a relevant industry and have at least 5 years professional experience with proven ability in their disciplines are eligible for admission.

MSc/MPhil in Mathematics (with Specialisation in Computational Mathematics/Statistics/Financial Engineering).

  1. Applicants must have BSc First class or Second class (Upper Division) in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Engineering and Physical Sciences from a recognised University.
  2. Applicants who do not satisfy (i) above but have degrees in Mathematics, Statistics with Economics, any Engineering field or other related physical sciences and are adjudged suitable by the departmental board may be interviewed.

Master of Business and Technology Management (with specialisation in Finance and Investments / Supply Chain Management / Management Information Systems)

  1. A BSc First Class or Second Class (Upper/Lower Division) or its equivalent in Business, Social and Physical Sciences, Technology and Engineering related programmes.
  2. Applicants with UMaT Diploma in Earth Sciences, who have at least five (5) years professional experience with proven ability in their disciplines.
  3. All candidates shall pass an interview before admission. This is a weekend (Saturday and Sunday) programme.

MSc Engineering Management

  1. A BSc First Class or Second Class (Upper/Lower Division) or its equivalent in Business, Social and Physical Sciences, Technology and Engineering related programmes.
  2. Applicants with UMaT Diploma in Earth Sciences, who have at least five (5) years professional experience with proven ability in their disciplines.
  3. All candidates shall pass an interview before admission. This is a weekend (Saturday and Sunday) programme.
PhD PROGRAMME ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

PhD in Geomatic Engineering

  1. A candidate shall hold a Master’s degree or its equivalent, from a recognised institution and shall submit evidence of adequate training and ability to undertake the proposed programme.

PhD in Geological Engineering

  1. A candidate shall hold a Master’s degree or its equivalent, from a recognised institution and shall submit evidence of adequate training and ability to undertake the proposed programme.

PhD in Mining Engineering

  1. A candidate shall hold a Master’s degree or its equivalent, from a recognised institution and shall submit evidence of adequate training and ability to undertake the proposed programme.

PhD in Minerals Engineering

  1. A candidate shall hold a Master’s degree or its equivalent, from a recognised institution and shall submit evidence of adequate training and ability to undertake the proposed programme.

PhD in Mathematics

  1. A candidate shall hold a master’s degree in Mathematics (with specialisation in Statistics, Computational and Finanacial Engineering) or its equivalent from a recognised institution and shall submit evidence of adequate training and ability to undertake the proposed programme.
  2. A candidate, who does not satisfy the requirements stated above but is otherwise adjudged suitable, may be admitted.

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