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Tuition Fees:$362 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Engineering Sciences
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Materials scientists and engineers are developing important new materials to meet the needs of the ever-changing technological society.
These include high-temperature superconductors; high-strength alloys for use at the extreme temperatures encountered in jet and rocket engines; specialised glasses and ceramics with high thermal, mechanical, and chemical stability, and a host of polymeric materials: some with unique functional characteristics and others which replace metal, glass, wood, and natural fibres in dozens of applications.

Materials scientists and engineers are rising to the challenge of global energy scarcity by reducing the weight of automobiles and other transportation systems. They are also at the forefront of recycling technologies; searching for more energy-efficient ways of processing materials.

At the end of the programme, students are expected to;
• Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the relevant theoretical foundations and concepts of mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics and engineering
• Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the design, selection and processing of materials for a wide range of applications in engineering.
• Demonstrate a well-rounded understanding of the properties of materials as controlled by structure and bonding at the atomic-scale, and features at the microstructural and macroscopic levels.
• Be able to identify, analyse and solve technical problems.
• Demonstrate an appreciation for professional, ethical and social responsibilities and social responsibilities.

Curriculum

Level 100 (First Year)
 Semester I

Course Code Course Title (Proposed) Core/Elective Credits
FAEN 101 Algebra C 4
FAEN 103 Basic Mechanics I C 3
FAEN 101 Engineering Drawing with CAD C 3
FAEN 101 General Chemistry C 3
FAEN 101 General Physics C 3
UGRC110 Academic Writing I C 3
TOTAL 19

 

Level 100 – Semester II

Course Code Course Title (Proposed) Core/Elective Credits
FAEN 102 Calculus I C 4
FAEN 104 Basic Mechanics II C 3
FAEN 106 Applied Electricity C 3
FAEN 108 Basic Electronics C 3
FAEN 112 C Programming E 3
MTEN102 Internship E 3
UGRC150 Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning C 3
TOTAL 17

 

Level 200 – Semester I

Course Code Course Title (Proposed) Core/Elective Credits
FAEN 201 Calculus II C 4
FAEN 203 Strength of Materials C 3
FAEN 205 Thermodynamics C 3
FAEN 207 Understanding Human Societies C 3
CPEN 101 Engineering Computational Tools C 2
MTEN 201 Fundamentals of Materials Sci. & Engineering C 3
TOTAL 18

 

Level 200 – Semester II

Course Code Course Title (Proposed) Core/Elective Credits
FAEN 202 Differential Equations C 4
FAEN 204 Fluid Mechanics C 3
FAEN 206 Technical Report Writing C 3
MTEN 202 Kinetic Processes and Surface Phenomenon C 2
MTEN 204 Thermodynamics of Materials C 2
MTEN 206 Intenship E
UGRC 220-238 Introduction to African studies C 3
TOTAL 17

 

Level 300 – Semester I

Course Code Course Title (Proposed) Core/Elective Credits
FAEN 301 Numerical Methods C 3
MTEN 301 Materials Laboratory I C 1
MTEN 303 Introduction to Materials Processing C 2
MTEN 305 Mechanical Behaviour of Materials C 2
MTEN 307 Phase Equilibra of Materials C 2
MTEN 309 Materials Analyses Techniques E 3
MTEN 311 Solid State Technology C 3
MTEN 313 Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties of Materials C 3
TOTAL 19

 

Level 300 – Semester II

Course Code Course Title (Proposed) Core/Elective Credits
FAEN 302 Statistics for Engineers C 3
MTEN 302 Internship III C 1
MTEN 304 Computational Materials Science C 2
MTEN 306 Materials Laboratory II C 1
MTEN 308 Heat and Mass Transfer C 3
Prescribed Elective Courses ( 8 credits )
Ceramic Option
MTEN 312 Crystal Chemistry Ceramics E 3
MTEN 314 Ceramic Processing Principle E 3
MTEN 316 Engineering Ceramics I E 2
Metal Option
MTEN 318 Principles of Extractive Metallurgy E 3
MTEN 322 Physical Metallurgy E 3
MTEN 324 Metal Joining Technology (Welding) E 2
Polymer Option
MTEN 326 Organic Chemistry of Polymers E 3
MTEN 328 Polymer Processing Tech I E 3
MTEN 332 Physical Properties of Polymers E 2
TOTAL 18

 

Level 400 – Semester I

Course Code Course Title (Proposed) Core/Elective Credits
FAEN 401 Law for Engineers C 3
MTEN 400 Project C 3
MTEN 401 Composite Design and Fabrication C 3
MTEN 403 C 2
MTEN 405 C 3
Prescribed Elective Courses ( 4 credits )
Ceramic Option
MTEN 407 Engineering Ceramics II E 2
MTEN 409 Glasses, Cements and Concretes E 2
Metal Option
MTEN 411 Physical  Metallurgy II E 2
MTEN 413 Foundry Technology E 2
Polymer Option
MTEN 415
Biodegradable Polymer & Fibrous Materials
E 2
MTEN 417 Polymer Processing & Technology II E 2
TOTAL 18

 

Level 400 – Semester II

Course Code Course Title (Proposed) Core/Elective Credits
FAEN 402 Principles of Management & Entrepreneuship C 3
MTEN 400 Project C 3
MTEN 402 Non-Destructive Evaluation and Failure C 2
MTEN 404 Project Management C 2
MTEN 408 Professional Development – Seminar C 1
MTEN 412 Materials Selection and Design C 2
MTEN 414 Environmental Engineering and Waste Management C 3
MTEN 416 Corrosion and Corrosion Control C 2
TOTAL 18
Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:dicated below shall not exceed 24.

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in any three of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Elective Mathematics, with at least a B3 in Elective Mathematics


For International Students:

West Africa WASSCE:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science &a Science subject.
Electives: Credit passes in Further Mathematics and any two of Chemistry, Physics or Biology.

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:
Mathematics and any two (2) of Chemistry, Physics, Biology.

International Baccalaureate:

At least Grade 4 in three (3) HL subjects comprising:
Mathematics and any two of Chemistry, Physics, Biology.
In addition, applicants must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL), and at least C in a science subject at the IGCSE or equivalent.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift: ECOCGHAC

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

Graduate of Materials Science & Engineering work in the private and public sectors in wide ranging activities including:
• Microelectronics
• Energy production and storage,
• Biomedical
• Biotechnology
• Aerospace
• Nanotechnology
• Manufacturing and materials production.

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $362
Tuition Fees for International students: $7,677

Lecturers

Abu Yaya (Prof.)
Associate Professor
ayaya@ug.edu.gh

B. Onwona‐Agyeman (Prof.)
Associate Professor
boagyeman@ug.edu.gh; BOnwona-Agyeman@ug.edu.gh

Benjamin Agyei-Tuffour (Dr.)
Senior Lecturer
bagyei-tuffour@ug.edu.gh

Bismark Mensah (Dr.)
Lecturer
bismarkmensah@ug.edu.gh, bismarkmensah43@gmail.com

David Dodoo-Arhin (Prof.)
Associate Professor
ddodoo-arhin@ug.edu.gh / ddarhin@yahoo.com

David Sasu Konadu (Dr.)
Assistant Lecturer
dskonadu@ug.edu.gh

Ebenezer Annan (Dr.)
Senior Lecturer
ebannan@ug.edu.gh

Emmanuel Nyankson (Dr.)
Senior Lecturer
enyankson@ug.edu.gh

Johnson Kwame Efavi (Prof.)
Associate Professor
jkefavi@ug.edu.gh

Lucas N.W Damoah (Dr.)
Senior Lecturer & Head of Department
lnwdamoah@ug.edu.gh

Prof. Kwadwo Osseo-Asare
Visiting Professor
ako1@psu.edu

Stephen K. Armah (Dr.)
Lecturer
skarmah@ug.edu.gh

Yaw Delali Bensah (Dr.)
Lecturer
ydbensah@ug.edu.gh

Relevant Contact

 
Responsible for admission inquiries