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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Knowledge, Truth and Excellence
Affiliated to: AAU, ACU, IAU
Established: 1952
No of Students: 2,395
No of Staff: 136
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Richard Kwasi Amankwah
Ranking: 6th in Ghana (Webometrics)
Website: https://www.umat.edu.gh/
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The University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, also known as UMaT, is a public university located in Tarkwa, Western Region, Ghana. UMaT started as the Tarkwa Technical Institute in November 1952.

In 1961, after an advocacy of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, the government restructured the missions of the Tarkwa Technical Institute to incorporate the training of mining technicians. It later became affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University.. more

The University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, also known as UMaT, is a public university located in Tarkwa, Western Region, Ghana. UMaT started as the Tarkwa Technical Institute in November 1952.

In 1961, after an advocacy of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, the government restructured the missions of the Tarkwa Technical Institute to incorporate the training of mining technicians. It later became affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, as the Tarkwa School of Mines in 1976.

By 2001 the School was granted a college status as the Western University College of KNUST. Eventually, in November 2007, the College became the University of Mines and Technology, following the University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Act, 2004 (AI6 77).

On Friday, January 12, 2018 at a special congregation held in the school, President Akufo-Addo officially renamed the University of Mines and Technology to the George Grant University of Mines and Technology.

The University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, is known for receiving the 2016 European Award for Best Practices, which was awarded by the European Society of Quality Research (ESQR). It chalked another milestone when it won the Excellence in Academics Award 2015, at the 2nd Oil and Gas Ghana Awards organised by the Jubert Communications Ltd.

In April 2019, the all-female team known as RAGAN from UMaT emerged winners of the Health-Care sector and the most promising all-female team at the 2019 HackLab Hackathon competition.

On the 23rd May 2019, UMaT’s students emerged winners of the Mezuzah competition held in Ashesi University. The event sought to explore the critical role of Africa’s young leaders aged between 18 and 33 years in global sustainability and sought to inspire the next generation of African leaders to think more sustainably.

The University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, provides several academic and non-academic facilities for its students. These facilities include an auditorium, two halls of residence, ICT centres, Wi-Fi installations, a fast speed Vodafone Internet Café, a teaching hospital, a library and lecture halls.

Some notable alumni of UMaT include Bright Bansah-Misqem (Health Safety and Wellbeing Specialist – Vodafone), Evans Kenney (Infrastructure Support Technician – Ghana Community Network Service Limited) and Francis Krampah (Vice President of Sales and Business Development – ZEROhomebills.Com).

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FACULTIES/SCHOOLS/DEPARTMENTS

The University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa possess three faculties and a school of Post Graduate Studies, each having several departments

Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology

  • Department of Geomatics Engineering
  • Department of Geological.. more

FACULTIES/SCHOOLS/DEPARTMENTS

The University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa possess three faculties and a school of Post Graduate Studies, each having several departments

Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology

  • Department of Geomatics Engineering
  • Department of Geological Engineering
  • Department of Mining Engineering
  • Department of Mineral Engineering and
  • Department of Petroleum Engineering
  • Department of Environmental and Safety Engineering

Faculty of Integrated Management Science

  • Department of Technical Communication
  • Department of Management Studies

Faculty of Engineering

  • Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Renewable Energy Engineering

School of Postgraduate Studies

  • MPhil in Geomatics Engineering
  • MSc/MPhil/PhD in Geological Engineering
  • MSc/MPhil/PhD in Mining Engineering
  • MSc/MPhil/PhD in Mineral Engineering
  • MSc/MPhil/PhD in Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc/MPhil/PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • MSc/MPhil/PhD in Mathematics
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The University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, is among the top 10 universities in Ghana, so getting admission there is quite competitive.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
Certificate Programmes: An applicant must satisfy any of the following:
Applicants with SSS: Five passe.. more

The University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, is among the top 10 universities in Ghana, so getting admission there is quite competitive.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
Certificate Programmes: An applicant must satisfy any of the following:
Applicants with SSS: Five passes (A-E) in all subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
Applicants with WASS Certificate: Five passes (AD7) in all subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
Applicants with Ordinary and Advanced Level Certificates: Candidates must have FIVE passes in all subjects of GCE O Level including English Language, Mathematics and Science.
**NOTE: These are weekend (Saturday and Sunday) programmes.

Diploma Programme in General Drilling: An applicant must satisfy any of the following:
SSCE Holders: Six Passes (A-D) in all subjects which are English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Physics, Elective Mathematics, Chemistry or Metal Work or Technical Drawing or Applied Electricity or Applied Electronics.
WASSCE Holders:
a. Passes (A1-D7) in English Language, Mathematics, and Integrated Science.
b. Must possess a minimum of C6 in the following subjects: Physics, Elective Mathematics, Chemistry or Metal Work or Technical Drawing or Applied Electricity or Applied Electronics.
General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level credits in five (5) subjects including English language, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics; and General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level passes in Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.
GCE Ordinary Level Certificate with credits or SSCE with Passes in five subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus experience in the relevant area of study.
City and Guilds of London Institute Part III Certificate or its equivalent in either Mechanical, Automobile, or Electrical Engineering.
Holders of Certificate of Proficiency in General Drilling (one year course) from the University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa or a recognised institution are eligible.

Bachelor Programmes: An applicant must satisfy any of the following:
Possess WASSCE /SSSCE credit passes (Grade A1-C6 and grade A-D respectively) in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics and three other relevant subjects.
Must have GCE Ordinary Level Certificate or its equivalent with credits 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 (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and the relevant Science subjects 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 as Fee-Paying students provided they have sponsorship to cover their fees throughout their study at UMaT.
All fee-paying applicants must select “Fee-Paying” option on their Application Forms.

**The University admits applicants from all races and nationalities, irrespective of their religious, cultural, social or ethnic persuasions.
**There is no minimum age limit for admission to any of the approved programmes of study of the University.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
Bachelor and Diploma Programmes: An applicant must satisfy any of the following:
GCE /IGCSE O’Level and A’Level
a. O’Level – Five (5) credits including English Language, Mathematics and three other relevant subjects.
b. A’Level – Credits in the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate
Applicants with international Baccalaureate (Science and Technical) 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.

Certificate Programme in English
The Certificate Programme in English is a two-semester programme aimed at providing knowledge in English for Foreign applicants with the English Language skills necessary to follow a university-level course with English as the medium of instruction.
There are two (2) admissions for this programme:
First Admission – Classes start from September and end in May.
Second Admission – Classes start from January and end in May (Intensive).
**Candidates who pass the UMaT Certificate Programme in English will be eligible to apply for admission into the UMaT Diploma and Degree programmes.

POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Master’s Programmes: To qualify for Master’s Degree Programmes, candidates must:
Possess a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from a recognised institution in the relevant field of study.

PhD Programmes: To qualify for PhD Programmes, candidates must:
Possess an MA/MPhil degree or its equivalent from a recognised Institution.

HOW TO APPLY
The University announces to the general public about the sales of admission forms for Degree and Non-Degree programmes. Sale of Admission forms is open to the general public from January and ends in August this year.
The cost of Admission forms for Ghanaian Applicants ONLY is:
BSc Programmes is GHC¢200.00
Diploma Programmes is GHC¢175
Certificate Programmes is GHC¢150.00
The Cost of Application for International Applicants is US$100
Ghanaians are to purchase the online admission e-vouchers from any branch of the following Institutions:
Access Bank
Zenith Bank
Fidelity Bank
CalBank
GCB Bank and
Post Offices
All foreign applicants are to log on to https://admissions.umat.edu.gh/international-applicants/admission-code-request.html to request for the registration LOGIN DETAILS to register.
Applicants are required to purchase and submit one set of application form only. Any applicant who submits more than one set of forms shall be disqualified. Any form that is not fully completed at the time of submission shall not be considered.

Deadline
The closing date for submission of completed application forms with relevant documents is 31st July.
**Applicants who have already submitted their applications and awaiting their WASSCE results MUST update their applications with their results not later than 31st July.

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ABOUT THE CITY OF TARKWA
Tarkwa is a Ghanaian town and also the capital of the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal district, a district in the Western Region of Ghana. This city has a total population of over 90,477 inhabitants.

In 1935 the 30ktpm capacity central mill of Abontiakoonwas constructed. Several small mining companies operated the Abontiakoon concession, until 1960.. more

ABOUT THE CITY OF TARKWA
Tarkwa is a Ghanaian town and also the capital of the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal district, a district in the Western Region of Ghana. This city has a total population of over 90,477 inhabitants.

In 1935 the 30ktpm capacity central mill of Abontiakoonwas constructed. Several small mining companies operated the Abontiakoon concession, until 1960, when all workings were abandoned and allowed to flood.

By 1961, production restarted under the State Gold Mining Corporation, and in 1963, the Tarkwa mines were renamed Tarkwa Goldfields Limited. Tarkwa city possesses a tropical climate, characterised by two distinct rainy seasons from March to July, and September to November. The city’s economy relies strongly upon mining, agriculture, and business.

Tarkwa city is the hub of the regional gold and manganese mining sector – its mine is uniquely considered one of the most important gold mines in South Ghana.

To that effect, it produces approximately 24 heaps of gold annually, and one hundred million lots of earth is moved to achieve this production fee. Numerous mining companies have clustered around this area, making it a perfect site for students interested in mining.

Life in Tarkwa cannot be complete without understanding its rich heritage. The art and cultural activities in Tarkwa generally give an insight into the city’s history, traditions, and artwork.

Exploring the city’s cultural attractions may prove to be informative and attending its artsy events will leave you entertained. Some highly visited attractions include the Lighthouse Chapel International Tarkwa New Atuabo, Icgc Judah Temple and Piwc – Tarkwa.

Tarkwa is a junction railway station –served by Tarkwa Train Station on the Ghana Railway Corporation. Another important university in Tarkwa, is the Western University College, Ghana, equally providing and imparting students’ lives.

The city houses several hotels and hostels that generally serve students within the city. These key facilities are essential areas to consider when attempting to choose UMaT as an alma mater.

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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Knowledge, Truth and Excellence
Affiliated to: AAU, ACU, IAU
Established: 1952
No of Students: 2,395
No of Staff: 136
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Richard Kwasi Amankwah
Ranking: 6th in Ghana (Webometrics)
Website: https://www.umat.edu.gh/
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