How to Get Admission Into The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) and the Courses You Can Study

The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) in Ghana belongs to the category of small colleges with a population capacity of just 2000 students; thus, admission into this institution of higher learning is often limited. Despite the fact that UMaT has limited slots for admission, they still make it open to both indigenous and foreign students who meet the requirements. Also, Ghanaians who didn’t meet the competitive departmental requirements can opt for fee-paying programs which must be boldly indicated on their application forms before submission.

The Ghanaian University of Mines and Technology offers different courses under diverse programs from undergraduate to postgraduate programs. Intending applicants are advised to leverage the university admission portal to download and fill the necessary application forms in preparation for enrolment. The portal will also provide all the necessary info regarding documentations and the likes.

How To Apply for Admission into the University of Mines and Technology

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Applying for programs under the University of Mines and Technology in Ghana can be done online through their official admission portal or offline. However, before intending enrollees start processing their admissions, they should be aware of all the inherent cost of the admission forms

Cost of Admission Forms for Applicants of Ghana Origin

  • Admission forms for BSc programs attract a total cost of GHC¢200.00
  • The amount payable for admission forms under diploma programs is GHC¢175
  • For certificate programs, intending applicants are expected to part with GHC¢150.00

How Much are International Students Expected to Pay for the UMaT Admission Forms?

  • Admission forms for bachelor’s degree programs attract a fee of $100 dollars for international students.
  • There is also an $85 fee for diplomas and a $75 dollars fee for certificate programs.

For applicants of Ghanaian origin, they should visit any branch of the underlisted institutions to buy the online admission e-vouchers:

1. Access Bank
2. Zenith Bank
3. Fidelity Bank
4. CalBank
5. GCB Bank and
6. Post Offices
7. UBA
8. Eco Bank

  • The listed financial institutions and postal agencies have been given the serial numbers with their corresponding PIN numbers (Personal Identification Numbers) for the sale of forms for admission into the University of Mines and Technology.
  • Any applicant who pays for the forms at any of these locations will be issued a payment receipt with a unique serial number and its corresponding PIN; this will be made available for each purchase.
  • The PIN and serial number come in handy on the University of Mines and Technology online admission system as they will serve as your login details.
  • This link https://www.umat.edu.gh/88-academics/252-undergraduate-admission-forms.html will lead you to the UMaT admission form portal.
  • This direction is for the local students only as the foreign students will have to initiate a request for their login details.

Important to note that all applicants are only required to complete and submit a single set of application forms as there are penalties for defaulters. If you are found to have submitted multiple admission forms, you will face disqualification. Also, applicants should endeavor to complete all necessary sections of their application forms before submission as forms that are not properly completed will not be considered.

Again, intending applicants should understand that the University of Mines and Technology will not process any application forms without proof of payment. What this means is that the receipt issued at the point of purchasing your admission forms should not be discarded as they will still be used to establish proof of payments.

For well-detailed info about the University of Mines and Technology candidates can contact their hotline +233 3123 20324/20280
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
Postal Address: Box 237, Tarkwa. W/R

Requirements For Admission Into Undergraduate Programs at the University of Mines and Technology

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The requirements for admission into the University of Mines and Technology differ from faculty to faculty; they are listed below.

Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology

S/N Courses Requirements
1. BSc. in Geomatic Engineering
BSc. in Geological Engineering
BSc. in Mining Engineering
BSc. in Mineral Engineering and
BSc. in Petroleum Engineering (Fee-paying Programme)
BSc. in Environmental and Safety Engineering
Diploma in General Drilling
Applicants must have at least Credits in Core Subjects/at least Credits in Elective Subjects like
English Language, Physics,
Core Mathematics, Chemistry,
Integrated Science, Elective Mathematics

Faculty of Engineering

S/N Courses Requirements
1. BSc. in Mechanical Engineering At least Credits in Core Subjects/at least Credits in Elective Subjects including
English Language, Physics and Mathematics,
Core Mathematics, plus Chemistry or Technical
Integrated Science, Drawing, or Metal Work
2. BSc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering At least Credits in Core Subjects/at least Credits in Elective Subjects, including
English Language, Physics and Mathematics,
Core Mathematics, plus Chemistry or Applied
Integrated Science, Electricity or Electronics
3. BSc. in Mathematics Engineering At least Credits in Core Subjects/at least Credits in Elective Subjects, including
English Language, Physics,
Core Mathematics, Chemistry, Integrated Science, Elective Mathematics
4. BSc. in Computer Science & Engineering The same requirement for BSc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering applies here

Grade Aggregate System for WASSCE and SSSC Holders

For the selection of qualified candidates, the University of Mines and Technology leverages the new WASSCE grading system which pegs the minimum entry requirement at an aggregate grade of 36. Applicants with SSCE can be admitted with 24 aggregate.

Six credits, including English and Mathematics, plus the elective subjects that are deemed relevant to the applicant’s choice of program or its equivalent are required. Intending enrollees who are yet to get WAEC results can go ahead and apply, but they should endeavor to add the results when they are finally released.

Note that the selection of students will depend on the provided results at the time of application submission.

The grading system and its equivalent in SSCE are well explained in the table below:

S/N WASSCE SSCE GRADE Interpretation
1. A1 A 1 Excellent
2. B2 B 2 Very Good
3. B3 C 3 Good
4. C4 D 4 Credit
5. C5 5 Credit
6. C6 6 Credit

Admission Requirements for Mature Applicants

Candidates who fall under the category of mature applicants at the University of Mines and Technology Ghana should attain at least, 25 years of age and ought to have a GCE ‘O’ Level or SSSCE certificate showing credits in a total of five subjects. This should include English, Mathematics and one Science subject plus remarkable experience in any relevant area of study.

In addition to this, candidates must take and pass an entrance exam and/or an interview. Also, mature applicants must present birth certificates (at least, five years old from the date of issue).

Admission Requirements for Foreign Students Into UMaT

Foreign applicants who are seeking admission into the University of Mines and Technology must come from accredited/recognized institutions and must have equivalent qualifications. With this, they will be considered eligible for admission.

All international students seeking to gain admission into UMaT are required to fill a form requesting their application login details. Upon getting their login details, overseas applicants are to complete an online application; thereafter, they will be required to scan all their result slips and baccalaureate, sending them to [email protected].

International applicants who are from non-English speaking countries and do not possess a certificate of proficiency in the English Language ought to first submit applications for their Certificate in English Programme. They will have to undergo an intensive class prior to starting their main programs.

Fee-Paying Applicants: Admission Requirements

Applicants who have satisfied the University of Mines and Technology’s minimum entry requirement (aggregate 36) but find it difficult to meet the highly competitive departmental cut-off aggregate may also apply for admission into UMaT, provided they have sponsorship or financial backing to cover their full fees all through their years of study at the university. This category of applicants is expected to complete the sponsorship form alongside the completed application form and present them for admission.

For all fee-paying applicants, it is expected that they clearly inscribe “Fee-Paying” on their application forms before submission.

International Baccaleureate

Applicants having an international Baccalaureate in the sciences will be considered eligible to apply. This category of applicants must also hold a proficiency certificate in English. Important to note that every certificate ought to be translated into the English Language. Equivalences with regard to all the certificates will be sought at the National Accreditation Board.

All Programs Entry Requirements

Five credits, including English and Mathematics, plus credits in 3 other relevant subjects are required. Also, three passes at A/Level in the applicable subjects will be considered.

Postgraduate Courses At the University of Mines and Technology and Their Admission Requirements

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If you are looking to acquire a Master’s degree from the University of Mines and Technology in Ghana, you must have the under-listed academic requirements to be considered eligible for enrollment into their MSc and MPhil programs.

MSc / MPhil in Geological Engineering

  • Every intending enrollee ought to have First Class, Second Class (preferably Upper Division), or its equivalent in their Bachelor of Science degree awarded in Earth Sciences or any related Engineering programs; the BSc must come from a recognized university.
  • Also eligible to submit applications are UMaT Diploma holders in Earth Science. These candidates may be holders of senior positions in any relevant industry with at least five years of professional experience; they must also exhibit proven ability in their diverse disciplines.

MSc / MPhil in Geomatic Engineering

  • All intending applicants must have obtained a Bachelor of Science degree and the grade must be either a First Class, Second Class (Upper Division) in either Geodetic or Geomatic Engineering or its equivalent in Earth Sciences/related Engineering programs; the BSc must come from a recognized university.
  • Also to be given consideration for enrolment into the MSc/MPhil program in Geomatic Engineering at the University of Mines and Technology are candidates who hold a UMaT Diploma in Earth Sciences and are also holders of senior position/posts in relevant industry; this category of applicants ought to have at least five years professional experience, they must display proven ability in their diverse disciplines.

MSc / MPhil in Minerals Engineering

  • Applicants for MSc / MPhil in Minerals Engineering must have finished their BSc degree from a recognized university and must be graduates of Applied Sciences/related engineering programs. First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), or its equivalent, will also be given considerations.
  • Also eligible to submit applications for the MSc/MPhil program in Minerals Engineering program are UMaT Diploma holders in Earth Science with at least five years of professional experience; this category of applicants must show proven ability in their respective disciplines.

MSc / MPhil in Mining Engineering

  • To earn eligibility to apply for an MSc / MPhil program in Mining Engineering at Umat, intending enrollees must be BSc holders in disciplines like Mining Engineering, Earth Sciences, or relevant Engineering courses with the grade level of First Class or Second Class (Upper Division); these degrees must be obtained from a recognized university.
  • Also eligible to submit applications are candidates who hold UMaT Diploma in Earth Sciences with at least five years of professional experience; they must show proven ability in their individual disciplines.

MSc/MPhil in Mechanical Engineering

  • Intending enrollees must be holders of BSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, or any other relevant Engineering program. Their grade level must be a First Class or Second Class (Upper Division) from any recognized university.
  • Also to be given considerations are people who hold UMaT Diploma in Mine Mechanical Engineering cum any related Engineering programs. This category of applicants must be holders of senior positions/posts in any relevant industry and must have at least five years of professional experience. They must also show proven ability in their diverse disciplines.

MSc/MPhil in Petroleum Engineering

  • Applicants for MSc/MPhil in Petroleum Engineering programs in UMaT must be Bachelor of Science degree holders in Petroleum Engineering or any other related engineering courses. Their degrees must be obtained from a recognized university and the grade must be either First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), or its equivalent.
  • Any applicants who failed to satisfy the first requirements but have obtained related degrees in petroleum from any recognized university may also be considered eligible. However, eligibility will only become possible after careful consideration of the candidate’s background, including relevant documents.
  • Applicants who are not graduates of Petroleum Engineering will, upon their admission, be mandated to sit for and pass three non-scoring introductory modules; this will serve as a precondition for the major Petroleum Engineering modules.

MSc/MPhil in Mathematics

This comes with a Specialization in Computational Mathematics/Statistics/Financial Engineering.

  • Applicants must obtain their Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Engineering, and Physical Sciences; these BSc degrees must come from any recognized university with a First Class or Second Class (Upper Division).
  • In the absence of the first requirement above, the departmental board may adjudge suitable for interview, applicants with degrees in Mathematics or Statistics with Economics. Also, any engineering field cum other related physical sciences will be considered.

MSc/MPhil in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Applicants for MSc/MPhil in Electrical and Electronic Engineering program at UMaT must have obtained their first degrees from any recognized university; these degrees can be in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering. Also, any other related Engineering disciplines will be considered. Approved grade levels are First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), or its equivalent.
  • Also adjudged eligible for admission are candidates who hold a UMaT Diploma in disciplines like Mine Electrical Engineering and are holders of senior positions/posts in any relevant industry. Also, they must have obtained at least five years of professional experience, showing proven capability in their respective disciplines.

MSc Engineering Management

  • Applicants for MSc Engineering Management programs at the University of Mines and Technology must have obtained their Bachelor of Science degrees in Business / Social and Physical Sciences/Technology and Engineering related courses. Approved grade levels are BSc First Class, Second Class (Upper/Lower Division), or its equivalent.
  • Also to be considered are applicants having a UMaT Diploma in disciplines like Earth Sciences with at least five years of professional experience; must show proven ability in their diverse disciplines.
  • All candidates are subjected to an interview which they must pass before admission. The program is exclusively for weekends, running from Saturday to Sunday.

Master of Business and Technology Management

(This program comes with specialization in Finance and Investments/Management Information Systems/Supply Chain Management)

  • Applicants must have obtained their Bachelor of Science degrees in Business/Social and Physical Sciences/Technology, and also any Engineering related programs. Approved grade level is First Class, Second Class (Upper/Lower Division), or its equivalent.
  • Applicants having a UMaT Diploma in disciplines like Earth Sciences with at least five years of professional experience; must show proven ability in their respective disciplines.
  • All candidates are subjected to an interview which they must pass before admission. The program is exclusively for weekends, running from Saturday to Sunday.

Entry Requirements For Ph.D. Programs at The University of Mines and Technology

Ph.D. in Mathematics

  • Candidates who wish to apply for Ph.D. in Mathematics program at the University of Mines and Technology must be holders of master’s degrees in Mathematics; this qualification should come with specialization in disciplines such as Statistics, Computational, and Financial Engineering, or its equivalent and must be obtained from recognized universities. Candidates are also expected to submit proof of adequate training as well as the ability to embark on the proposed program.
  • Any candidate, who fails to satisfy the aforestated requirements but is otherwise adjudged suitable, can gain admission.

Ph.D. in Geomatics Engineering

  • Candidates must be holders of Master’s degrees or their equivalent; these degrees must be obtained from recognized universities and he or she must submit proof of adequate training as well as the ability to embark on the proposed program.

Ph.D. in Mining Engineering

  • Candidates for Ph.D. in Mining Engineering at UMaT must be holders of Master’s degrees or its equivalent obtained from recognized universities and must show proof of adequate training as well as the ability to embark on the proposed program.

Ph.D. in Geological Engineering

  • Candidates shall be holders of Master’s degrees or their equivalent obtained from a recognized institution and shall provide proof of adequate training as well as the ability to embark on the proposed program.

Ph.D. in Minerals Engineering

  • Candidates shall be holders of Master’s degrees or their equivalent awarded by recognized institutions and shall tender proof of adequate training as well as the ability to embark on the proposed program.

Required Documents to be Provided For Admission Into UMaT

Applicants who are seeking admission into UMaT in Ghana must get all the required documentation ready. A list of the required documents can be requested directly from the university and may vary, depending on the applicant’s country of origin. The most common among the documents are;

  1. All-Academic Documents
  2. Online Application form
  3. IELTS Certificate
  4. TOEFL Certificate
  5. Passport
  6. Contact No
  7. Email Id
  8. Photographs
  9. Proof of fee payment
  10. Application fee
  11. Health and Life Insurance
  12. Student visa
  13. Declaration for financial support
  14. Interview
  15. Research proposal outline (MA, Ph.D.)

After applicants have completed and submitted their application forms for admission into the university, they should endeavor to check their UMaT admission status from time to time. This can be done by visiting the UMaT status checker portal. On the portal, there is a provided field where applicants are expected to enter their Full Name and their Programme. Populate this field with accurate details and click “Login” to access your admission status.

When the admission list is out, successful students can print their admission letters online. You will have to search through the released list of successful applicants to get to your name. Even when you failed to spot your name at the first search, endeavor to search over and over again, and also, effort should be made to search through all the available programs. Once your name is spotted on the list, navigate to the “Print Letter” button and have your admission letter printed. It is as easy as that!

Available Undergraduate Courses at The University Of Mines & Technology (UMaT)

Unlike other universities like UG Legon (the premiere university in Ghana) that offers a plethora of courses under different faculties and programs and in both the arts and sciences, UMaT is more of a specialized institution offering courses in Engineering, Mineral Resources Technology, Integrated Management Science, and the likes.

Faculty of Engineering

S/N Courses Degrees
1. Mechanical Engineering BSc
2. Electrical and Electronic Engineering BSc
3. Mathematics BSc
4. Computer Science and Engineering BSc
5. Renewal Energy Engineering BSc

Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology

S/N Courses Degrees
1. Geomatic Engineering BSc
2. Mining Engineering BSc
3. Geological  Engineering BSc
4. Minerals Engineering BSc
5. Environmental and Safety Engineering BSc
6. Petroleum Engineering BSc (Fee-paying Programme)
7. General Drilling Diploma (Fee-paying Programme)

Faculty of Integrated Management Science

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S/N Courses Programs
1. English Certificate Programme
2. Small-Scale Mining and Quarry Administration Certificate Programme

 

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