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BSc. Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering Programme was introduced in the 2013/2014 academic year to admit its first batch of students who met the general university admission requirements as well as department admission requirements. The programme has been designed to produce the next generation of mechanical engineers with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide cutting edge solutions to everyday issues confronting society. In addition, students will be equipped with the necessary engineering tools and entrepreneurial skills that will make them highly integral and useful for industries in Ghana in particular and the world at large.

Four main sections or areas of specializations will be established under the Mechanical Engineering Program. The four sections are: (1) Thermofluids and Energy Systems Engineering; (2) Applied Mechanics; (3) Automobile Engineering and (4) Design and Manufacturing Engineering. Courses administered in these four sections will help to train and develop the students with multidisciplinary and pragmatic approach of developing engineering solutions to meet the challenges of everyday life. Students enrolled in the mechanical engineering programme from first year to third year will have the opportunity to study basic core courses in all the four main sections. However, in the final year, students will be allowed to select only one section for specialization that will define the student’s unique area of interest.

2.4.1 Admission requirements

A         SSSCE/WASSCE Applicants

To be admitted to any Engineering Degree programme, SSSCE Candidates should have Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising core subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science; and three (3) elective science subjects including Elective Mathematics and Physics/Applied Electricity. WASSCE Candidates should have Credit Passes (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising core subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science; and three (3) elective science subjects including Elective Mathematics and Physics/Applied electricity. In addition, SSSCE and WASSCE Candidates should have at least a grade D and C6 in Social Studies, respectively.

B         Foreign Applicants

        i.            Required subjects for Sciences: English, Mathematics, Biology/Agriculture, Physics and Chemistry, Further Mathematics and a pass in one arts subject

      ii.            Other Qualifications: Other qualifications acceptable for consideration for admission include International Baccalaureate (IB), IGCSE, GCSE, American Grade 13 examinations and other external qualifications which have equivalences to the WASSCE/SSSCE and the GCE (A Levels).

International students whose first language is not English are required to have one of the following English language qualifications before they can register on the programme. However, applicants from English speaking countries may have these requirements waived.

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.0 in any element)
  • TOEFL paper-based 550 (no less than 4.0 in TWE)
  • TOEFL IBT 79 (no less than 17 in any element)

C         Mature Students

Must be at least 25 years old by 1st September of the academic year one wants to enrol. Original results slip (O & A Level/SSSCE/WASSCE are required. Candidates must have passes in core subjects including English, Mathematics and Integrated Science and three elective science subjects including chemistry, physics/Applied Electricity and Mathematics. Mature student applicants must pass UENR entrance examination and or interview.

D         Professional and Post-Diploma Applicants

Candidates in this category must possess:

  • A Diploma or Higher National diploma or its equivalence in a relevant programme from a recognised institution (e.g. electrical, chemical, mechanical, civil, material etc);
  • Must pass an interview;
  • Two years post qualification working experience;

Candidates with similar/relevant professional or diploma certificates and who obtained First class or second class honours will enter at level 300. Those with pass and second class honours will enter at level 200.

2.4.2 Duration and structure

The minimum period for completion of the Bachelor’s programmes is 8 semesters and the maximum shall be 12 semesters. The University may adjust this duration to satisfy new programmes as approved by the Academic Board and the Council. These minimum and maximum periods are calculated from the day of first registration.

2.4.3 Requirements for Bachelor Graduation

A student shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements for graduation, if:

  1. s/he has satisfied all General University and Faculty requirements;
  2. s/he has accumulated the minimum number of credits required by the Faculty, including core and prescribed electives.

2.4.4 Job Opportunities

Students after successful completion of the Mechanical Engineering Program can gain employment in industries not limited to the under listed institutions/ organizations/ companies:

a)      Toyota Ghana Company Limited

b)      Baker Hughes, Ghana

c)      Mining Companies (e.g. AngloGold Companies, Newmont Gold; Ghana Manganese Company etc

d)     Oil Companies e.g. Tullow Company Limited, Tema Oil Refinery (TOR)

e)      Technip, Ghana

f)       Schlumberger, Ghana

g)      Unilever

h)      VALCO

i)        Juaben Oil Mills

j)        Ghana Coca Cola Company

k)      Log and Lumber Limited (LLL)

l)        Volta River Authority (VRA)

m)    Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo)

n)      Ministry of Energy

o)      Energy Commission

p)      Environmental Protection Agency

q)      Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology

r)       Teaching and Research Institutions

s)       Genser Power Ghana Limited

t)       Communications Industries (MTN, Tigo, Vodafone etc)

u)      Aluworks Limited Ghana

v)      Oil distribution companies (e.g. Shell Ghana Limited, Total, Goil etc)

w)    Ghana Gas Company

x)      Ghana Police

y)      Ghana Army