The University is situated approximately on a 1.39 square-kilometre campus of undulating land and pleasant surroundings, about 2 kilometres south of the town of Tarkwa. The campus presents a panorama of beautiful old as well as modern buildings interspersed with verdant lawns and tropical flora which provide a cool and refreshing atmosphere congenial to academic work. Within the short period of its existence, it has become an important centre for the training of engineers and technologists not only for Ghana but also for other African countries as well as other parts of the world.
UMaT has two halls of residence. They are the Chamber of Mines Hall and the Gold Refinery Hall. The Chamber of Mines Hall is located at the western end of the campus. The Gold Refinery Hall is located on a highland at the northern outskirts of Tarkwa. Each Hall is equipped with kitchen, dining hall and a separate junior and senior common room for members.
The Administration Block, the Library, the Faculty Buildings, and the Auditorium occupy the central portion of the grounds. There are two Faculties and a Centre. They are the Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Centre for Communication and Entrepreneurship Skills (CENCES). In addition, there is a School of Postgraduate Studies which co-ordinates all postgraduate studies in the University.