Greetings from the School of Graduate Studies, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Ghana.

Graduate education plays a crucial role in the socio-economic, environmental, intellectual, and cultural vitality of the globally community. Graduate degree-holders fuel this vitality in their roles as managers of industries, government leaders, entrepreneurs, consultants, researchers, educators among others. Innovation, creativity, dedication, competence and achievement abound at the Graduate School of the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Ghana.

Perhaps you are considering pursuing graduate education years after graduating with an undergraduate degree; or you have recently graduated; we are glad that you are making our university your first choice for graduate studies. The University of Energy and Natural Resources located at Sunyani, Ghana creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances sustainable society, and supports innovative and outstanding research that serves Ghana, Africa and the world. The University attracts students nationally and internationally. Read more>>




The School exists to provide post graduate education, disseminate knowledge and undertake research related to Energy and Natural resources and allied fields. Its key focus is to train students to be innovative in critical thinking to solve problems in the contemporary world of work.


The vision of the graduate school is to be an internationally recognized school for advanced studies in energy and natural resources and allied disciplines.


The primary mission is to promote and develop of human resources and skills required to solve energy and natural resources challenges of society and undertake intensive research in energy, engineering, science, environmental and natural resource management and economics.

Staff / Deans Office

The current staff strength of the School is as follows:

1. Prof. John K.M. Kuwornu B.A (UG, Legon, Ghana), MA (Trinity, Legon)
MSc and PhD (Wageningen, The Netherlands) Dean
2. Mr. David Twumasi-Ankrah B.A. and MPA (KNUST) School Secretary
3. Ms. Ellen Adoma Boateng B.A. (KNUST) Principal Administrative Staff
4. Mr. Ebenezer Asare Baffour B.Com (UCC) Senior Administrative Staff

Admission Requirements

General requirements on Admission

These are set by various Schools and with further input from Academic Board. However, UENR will take a holistic approach towards selection of potential candidates taking into consideration work experience and research accomplishment, marginalized groups as well as relevance and need of proposed study area in the attainment of mission of UENR.

To be eligible for admission in the Postgraduate Diploma programme, candidates must be a
first-degree holders in a relevant discipline from any recognized University, or holders of HND with a minimum two ( 2) years post-qualification experience.

To be eligible for admission into the Masters Research Degree programme, candidate must be graduate of this University or any other University recognised by Academic Board and shall normally have obtained a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) degree in the relevant field. Excellent candidates may be admitted into M.Phil programme in the first instance and later upgraded into the PhD prograame after sucessful completion of the course work and upon recommendations from the Depaertment and School Boards. For non-research Masters degree candidates, holders of Bachelors degree with a minimum of three (3) years working experience may be considered for admission. Holders of post graduate diploma certificates with excellent classification may be admitted to non-research Masters programmes. Some Schools or Departments may require further selection by examination and/or interview.

NB: Special Admissions – A candidate, who does not satisfy the full rigour of academic requirement of a programme but is otherwise adjudged suitable (professional and work experience), may be admitted. For the purpose of such special admissions, a candidate may be required to take additional courses (remedial courses) to make up the deficit, be admitted on one-year probation, be offered a certificate other than MSc/MPhil or whatever combinations the Board of Graduate School deems suitable.
To be eligible for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy degree programme, a student must have obtained a Master’s degree from this University or its equivalent from any other University recognised by Academic Board. Exceptional Second year M.Phil/MSc students may be upgraded into the Ph.D programme upon recommendation from the Department and School Boards. In exceptional cases non-research Masters degree holders may be admitted into the Ph.D programme after successful completion of 6-12 months supervised postgraduate training programme.

It is important to note that for a PhD, an application may be sponsored by any Senior Member of the applicant’s former University who has taught the Candidate before. Doctoral programmes will only be run when supervision is guaranteed. Co-supervision or Co-promotion is foreseen with respect to PhDs.

Graduate Programmes Offered
The School offers the following Master’s and Doctoral degrees in various fields of discipline:
 Master of Science
 Master of Philosophy
 Master of Business Administration
 Doctor of Philosophy

MSc/PhD in Sustainable Energy Management
First Semester Courses
• Energy Monitoring and Assessment
• Advanced Principles of Integrated Energy Resources Management and Planning
• Advanced Application of GIS & Remote Sensing in Energy Systems
• Energy Operations and Supply Chain Management
• Energy and Environmental Sustainability
• Advanced Energy Policy, Economics & Markets

Second Semester Courses
• Statistics and Research Methods
• Advanced Energy Efficiency and Management
• Advanced Project Management and Corporate Social Responsibility
• Energy Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Advanced Master Plan-Integrated Project
• Renewable Energy
• Energy Conversion Systems
• Climate Change

MSc/PhD in Environmental Engineering Management
First Semester Courses
• Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
• Applied and Environmental Microbiology
• Climate Change and Air Pollution Control
• Water Resources Engineering and Management
• Solid/Hazardous Waste Management and Engineering
• Water/Wastewater Treatment

Second Semester Courses
• Statistics and Research Methods
• Environmental Quality Assurance and Management
• Management of Oil, Gas and Mining Waste
• Advanced Processes for Recycling and Reuse of Resources
• Environmental Health and Safety
• Environmental Law, Policy and Governance

MPhil/PhD in Social Forestry and Environmental Governance
First Semester Courses
• Concept of Environmental Governance and Social Forestry
• Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
• Forest Biometrics and Geomatics
• Research Methods
• Forest Enterprises and Environmental Issues
• Emerging Issues in Social Forestry and Environmental Governance I
• Natural Forest Silviculture
• Climate Change, Forest and Environment
• Gender and Development

Second Semester Courses
• Resource Policy and Law
• Community Education and Development
• Management of dryland ecosystems
• Principles of Ecology
• Environmental Assessments
• Natural Resources Conflict Transformation
• Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Management
• Project Management

MSc/MPhil in Computer Science
First Semester Courses
• Comparative Study of Programming Languages
• Data Structures & Algorithms
• Database Systems
• Operating Systems
• Computer Science Research Methodology
• Advanced Operation Research

Second Semester Courses
• Software Engineering
• Computer Architecture
• Data Communication & Computer Networks
• Machine Learning
• Theory of Languages
• Energy Systems Modelling

PhD Computer Science
First Semester Courses
• Philosophy of Science
• Computational Intelligence
• Modern Trends in Computer Science
• Advanced Theoretical and Experimental Computer Science
• Data Science and Analytics
• Advanced Operation Research

Second Semester Courses

• Cognitive Informatics
• Computer System Performance and Evaluation of Techniques
• Information Technology Policy, Advocacy and Community Engagement
• Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Computer Science
• Probability Model and Stochastic Processes
• Energy Systems Modelling

MPhil in Crop Science – Post Harvest Technology
First Semester Courses
• Post-harvest Losses & Loss assessment
• Storage Pests, Diseases and their Management
• Harvesting, Handling, Transportation & Storage of Agricultural Produce
• Post-harvest Physiology of Agricultural Produce
• Research Methods
• Packaging and Environmental Issues in Post-Harvest Management

Second Semester Courses
• Gender planning for rural development
• Postharvest Pathology of Agricultural Products
• Seminar
• Quality Assurance
• Biometry
• System Designs of Postharvest Equipment and Storage Structure
• Project Management and Analysis

MPhil in Crop Science – Pathology
First Semester Courses
• Advanced Plant Pathology
• Plant Pathogens
• Plant Biotechnology
• Molecular Plant Pathology
• Research Methods
• Plant Disease Control

Second Semester Courses
• Pesticide Science
• Insecticide science
• Plant Mycology and Fungal Diseases
• Seminar I
• Crop Pests and their Management
• Biometry
• Seed Pathology
• Plant Virology and Viral Diseases

MPhil in Crop Science – Agronomy
First Semester Courses
• Advanced Agronomy
• Advanced Plant Breeding
• Environmental Plant Physiology
• Farming Systems
• Research Methods
• Plant Tissue Culture

Second Semester Courses
• Advanced Pomology
• Advanced Crop Protection
• Seminar 1
• Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
• Biometry
• Plant Growth & Development
• Soil & Water Conservation

MPhil in Crop Science – Entomology

First Semester Courses
• Agricultural Pests
• Insect Systematics
• Functional Morphology of Insects
• Insect Physiology and Biochemistry
• Research Methods
• Stored Products Entomology

Second Semester Courses
• Insecticide Science
• Pesticide Science
• Integrated Pest and Vector Management
• Seminar I
• Insect Ecology
• Biometry
• Pesticide Application Technology
• Agricultural Production Systems & Sustainable Rural Livelihoods

PhD in Crop Science
Firsts Semester Courses
• Advanced Agronomy
• Advanced Plant Breeding
• Environmental Plant Physiology
• Research Seminar I
• Research Methods
• Advanced Plant Nutrition

Second Semester Courses
• Advanced Scientific
• Seminar II
• Crop Physiology
• Plant Biotechnology
• Farming Systems

MPhil in Agribusiness Management
First Semester Courses
• Managerial Accounting and Control
• Human Resource Management
• Operations Research and Econometrics
• Management and Organizational Behaviour
• Food and Nutrition Security
• Management for Livestock Products
• Financial reporting, planning and analysis

Second Semester Courses
• Project Management and Entrepreneurship Development
• Research Methodology in Agribusiness Management
• Managerial Economics
• Agricultural and Rural Marketing
• Agri Supply Chain Management
• Training and Development
• Commodity Futures Marketing and Derivatives

MBA in Agribusiness Management
First Year First Semester Courses
• Managerial Accounting and Control
• Human Resource Management
• Operations Research and Econometrics
• Production and Operations Management
• Food and Nutrition Security
• Management and Organizational Behaviour
• Financial reporting, planning and analysis
First Year Second Semester Courses
• Project Management and Entrepreneurship Development
• Research Methodology in Agribusiness Management
• Managerial Economics
• Agricultural and Rural Marketing
• Geographical Information Systems and Mapping
• Agri Supply Chain Management
Second Year First Semester Courses
• Post-Harvest Management
• Food Technology and Processing Management
• Strategic Agribusiness Management
• Loan Portfolio Management
• Total Quality Management
• Brand and Sales Management

Second Year Second Semester Courses/Program
• International Trade
• Masters Seminar 1
• MBA Dissertation

MPhil Planning and Development
First Semester Courses
• Development Theory and Practice
• Environmental Policy and Politics
• Advanced application of GIS and Remote Sensing
• Protected Area Planning and Management
• Planning and Managing for Sustainable Systems
• Sustainable Development Seminar I

Second Semester Courses
• Governance, Institutions and Policy
• Livelihoods, Poverty and the Environment
• Environmental Law, Planning and Policy
• Inclusive Planning
• Environmental Risk Analysis and Management
• Advanced Research Methods
• Sustainable Development Seminar II

MPhil in Climate Change
First Semester Courses
• Atmospheric Dynamics
• GIS and Remote Sensing
• Statistics and Advanced Research Methods Climate Change Communication
• Climate Change Adaptation
• Atmospheric Pollution: Causes, Impact and Regulation

Second Semester Courses
• Climate Modeling
• Climate Change Law and Policy
• Green Economy, Business and Innovation
• Advanced Application of GIS and Remote Sensing
• Hazards, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment
• Advanced Carbon Sequestration and Carbon Footprints

MPhil in Applied Mathematics
First Semester Courses
• Probability Theory
• Numerics of Differential Equations
• Advanced Linear Algebra
• Functional Analysis
• Numerical Analysis
• Mathematical Statistics
• Simulations
• Optimization Methods

Second Semester Courses
• Mathematical Models in Biology I
• Dynamical Systems
• Generalized Linear Models
• Time Series and Spectral Analysis
• Stochastic Processes
• Partial Differential Equations

The research of the graduate school is based on the following themes:
Sustainable Energy Management, Environmental Engineering Management, Social Forestry and Environmental Governance, Crop Sciences, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Environmental Planning and Sustainability, Agribusiness Management and Climate Change.

Contact us
EMAIL: srgs@uenr.edu.gh
TELEPHONE: 035 229 0387

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Email : sgs@uenr.edu.gh


Phone : 020 888 8920