University for Development Studies School of Engineering
The School of Engineering (SoE) was created in September 2015 with the mandate to train students in various engineering disciplines. It is located on the Nyankpala Campus (about 20 km West of Tamale) of the University. Unlike others which metamorphosed from Faculties/Schools, the School of Engineering started just like the University itself without a mentor.
The School of Engineering has a vision “to be a center of excellence for the development of independent minded professionals with innovative skills in all disciplines of engineering by advancing knowledge in science, technology and engineering aimed at national development”. Challenged with the effect of the ban on employment in the public sector, the School of Engineering is still well positioned to provide quality and advanced teaching, research and extension services.
To ensure that training standards are met and maintained for the needs of the sector, a nine (9) member Governing Board of the School of Engineering from industry, professional institutions, etc has be developed.
The School of Engineering has developed Bachelor of Science programmes in Agricultural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Waste Management Engineering. Other programmes being developed at the undergraduate and graduate level for training the needed manpower for developmental needs.
Departments and Programmes of the School of Engineering (SoE)
1. Department of Agricultural Engineering (DAE)
a. BSc. Agricultural Engineering with options in
- Farm Power and Machinery Engineering
- Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
- Food and Post-Harvest Engineering
- Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
2. Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (DMIE)
a. BSc. Mechanical Engineering with options in
- Thermo-Fluids Engineering
- Automotive Engineering
- Applied Mechanics Engineering
- Design and Manufacturing Engineering
b. BSc. Industrial Engineering
3. Department of Environment, Water and Waste Engineering (DEWWE)
a. BSc. Waste Management Engineering
“To be a center of excellence for the development of independent minded professionals with innovative skills in all disciplines of engineering by advancing knowledge in science, technology and engineering aimed at national development”.
- To provide the needed training in engineering education that combines active and rigorous academics and practice.
- To provide a conducive environment aimed at providing an intellectually stimulating interaction between the academics and society.
- Encourage innovative education through supporting new and significant discoveries in all spheres of engineering.
- To provide a common ground for diverse and cross-cultural engineering studies.
- To explore relevant research opportunities and develop them for the benefit of society.
- Create a better future for all people especially in Northern Ghana through the use of up-to-date technologies and application of innovative ideas and resources for solving specific problems.
Dean’s Office Staff
|Felix K. Abagale||BSc. (Tamale), MSc. PhD (Kumasi)||Senior Lecturer/Dean|
|Mohammed A.||BA. MA (Legon)||Assistant Registrar|
|Sa-Ambo James Dayini||A’Level, Teachers Cert. “A”. BA (Legon)||Snr. Adm. Asst.|
|Augustine Kwame Kobeah||DBS||Clerk Gd (1)|
The School of Engineering (SoE) has three (3) Academic Departments and a Center. These are:
- Department of Agricultural Engineering (DAE)
- Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (DMIE)
- Department of Environment, Water and Waste Engineering (DEWWE)
- Energy Technology Center (ETC)
Three (3) composite degree programmes that were developed and submitted to the national regulatory agencies within the reporting period 2015/2016 academic year are:
- BSc. Agricultural Engineering
- BSc. Mechanical Engineering
- BSc. Waste Management Engineering
The BSc. Agricultural Engineering programme is a four (4) year programme with specializations in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Farm Power and Machinery Engineering, Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Food and Post-Harvest Engineering.
BSc. Mechanical Engineering is designed as a four (4) year programme with specializations in Automobile Engineering, Thermo-Fluids Engineering, Applied Mechanics Engineering and Design and Manufacturing Engineering.
BSc. Waste Management Engineering will upon approval run as a four (4) year composite degree programme.
The three (3) programmes are design to allow qualified students with Higher National Diploma to be admitted into second year of the study programme.
Under the period of review, the School of Engineering (SoE) has established relations/linkages with some local and international institutions to enhance research, teaching and learning. These include:
- Tamale Polytechnic, Tamale
- Ghana Institution of Engineers
- Japan Motors, Tamale
- Avnash Industries Ghana Limited (AVIL),Tamale
- Gratis Foundation, Tamale
- Tamale Implement Factory, Tamale
- International Institute For Water And Environmental Engineering (2iE), Burkina Faso
- Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA