University of Mines and Technology

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University of Mines and Technology
University of Mines and Technology logo.jpg
Arms of the University of Mines and Technology
Motto Knowledge, Truth and Excellence[1]
Type Public
Established November 2004
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Jerry Samuel Yaw Kuma
Location Tarkwa, Western Region, Ghana
Campus Suburban area
Black, White, Cardinal, Pigment Green and Gold
University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) logo.jpg

The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) is located at Tarkwa in the Western Region of Ghana. UMaT is one of the public universities in the country.


Part of University of Mines and Technology campus

UMaT was first established as the Tarkwa Technical Institute in 1952. In 1961, the university was changed to the Tarkwa School of Mines to help train manpower for the mining industry in Ghana. UMaT became a faculty of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 1976. On 1 October 2001, UMaT was elevated to university college status and was known as the Western University College of KNUST. UMaT became a fully fledged University in November 2004 by act of Parliament (Act 677). In 2008, the first batch of Students graduated in Tarkwa without going to KNUST for the ceremony.[2]


Faculty of Engineering[edit]

The faculty of engineering[3] has the following departments:

  • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology[edit]

The faculty of mineral resources technology is the only such one in the West Africa sub-region for training high-level personnel in the mineral industry and continues to attract students from countries in the sub-region and across the Africa continent. The Faculty consists of six (6) Academic Departments which offer the four-year BSc programmes in:[4]

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

School of Postgraduate Studies[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Student Guide, 2013/2014" (PDF). Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "About UMaT". Official website. University of Mines and Technology. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "ABL, UMat sign MoU to train engineering students". Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology". Retrieved 9 June 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 5°17′55″N 2°00′02″W / 5.29853°N 2.00046°W / 5.29853; -2.00046