UMaT Department Of Geological Engineering

UMaT Department Of Geological Engineering

About UMaT Department Of Geological Engineering

On behalf of the Department and the entire staff, I welcome you to the Department of Geological Engineering.

The Department of Geological Engineering is one of the academic departments under the Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology. The Department offers a four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Science programme in Geological Engineering and a two-year Diploma programme in General Drilling. Postgraduate modular MSc and MPhil programmes in Geological Engineering are offered on full time and part time basis for two and three year durations respectively. PhD programme is also offered on both full-time and part-time basis for three years and four years respectively. The Department, apart from teaching is actively involved in research, consultancy and extension services. Cooperation with industry was strengthened and as a result a rig has been received from Goldfields Ghana Limited for the Drilling Section of the Department. The Department completed the review process for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in 2016.

I wish to also extend a congenial invitation to all our students to participate in the activities of the Association of Geological Engineering and General Drilling Students (AGES) – a platform for our students to demonstrate their leadership and organisational skills.

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Geological Engineering and accept my best wishes in all your endeavors.

Dr Anthony Ewusi

    Head of Department  

UMaT Department Of Geological Engineering Courses Offered

Undergraduate Courses

  • BSc Geological Engineering

Entry Requirement 

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

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.

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.

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.

UMaT Department Of Geological Engineering Contact Details


Address: Geological Engineering
University of Mines and Technology
P. O. Box 237
Western Region
Phone: +233 3012 322044Fax: +233 3123 20323.Mobile: +233 3123 20324/20280