UMaT Department Of Petroleum Engineering

UMaT Department Of Petroleum Engineering

About UMaT Department Of Petroleum Engineering


The programme aims at providing a firm grounding in the basic concepts of Petroleum Engineering and allied disciplines in order to meet the requirements for the Ghanaian and international petroleum and allied industries.


The main objectives are to:

  • Train competent first degree graduates;
  • Prepare first degree graduates to take up jobs in the petroleum and allied industries; and
  • Prepare candidates for higher degrees in petroleum and petroleum related programmes.

UMaT Department Of Petroleum Engineering Courses Offered

  • BSc Petroleum Engineering

UMaT Department Of Petroleum 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 Petroleum Engineering  Details Contact


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