Arts to Engineering

The One-Year Pre-Engineering Certificate Programme at UMaT prepares non-science students with the fundamentals and the necessary STEM courses needed to undertake and excel in any undergraduate programme at this University. The Programme employs competency-based methodologies in training non-science students, thus, the curriculum has been uniquely designed such that the students experience the rich blend of theory and practically oriented teaching that UMaT offers. Also, to complement the academic work on campus, students are enrolled on various skill training programmes where they are trained and mentored by professionals and experts with diverse engineering backgrounds.

Exploring Interest

In the Pre-Engineering programme at UMaT, not only will you receive a strong foundation in engineering, but also benefit from the uniquely designed curriculum that emphasises critical thinking, problem-solving, entrepreneurial and valuable soft skills needed to create an enabling environment for rapid urbanisation, industrialisation and national transformation. As such, students have the privilege to undertake a range of challenging and specialised mathematics courses (algebra, calculus and differential equations) and science courses (chemistry, physics, computing and others), all taught by dedicated and practically oriented Staff. Students also have access to advanced equipment in our state-of-the-art laboratories for deepening their understanding of the taught courses.

After the successful completion of the programme, qualified students can apply to any of our undergraduate programmes of choice (at any UMaT Campus). These include:

  • Geomatic Engineering
  • Geological Engineering
  • Environmental and Safety Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Minerals Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Natural Gas Engineering
  • Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemical Engineering
  • Petroleum Geosciences and Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Statistical Data Science
  • Land Administration and Information System
  • Economics and Industrial Organisation
  • Logistics and Transport Management


While at UMaT, a pre-engineering student should plan on taking at least four courses each semester.  In addition, students must satisfy the requirements of the chosen undergraduate programme (NB: programme requirements may vary, details can be found on the programme’s website). All students must complete all mandatory and core courses, and at least one chosen elective in the second semester. Selection of elective courses will be done in consultation with the Coordinator.

Semester One (Mandatory Courses)

Course Code

Course Title

AE 001

Mathematics I

AE 002

Chemistry I

AE 003

Physics I

AE 004

Fundamentals of Engineering

Semester Two (Mandatory and Elective Courses)

Course Code

Course Title

AE 005

Mathematics II

AE 006

Physics II

*AE 007

Chemistry II

*AE 008


*AE 009

Applied Electricity

*AE 010

Information Communication Technology

*AE 011

Technical Drawing

* Elective Course – Students will have the option to select one (1) elective course in addition to the two (2) mandatory courses (Mathematics II and Physics II). The elective course selected will depend on the undergraduate programme the student intends to enrol in.

Target Group

Senior High School graduates with backgrounds in Business, General Arts and Visual Arts, who desire to pursue engineering programmes at the tertiary level qualify to apply.

Admission Requirements

  • WASSCE Applicants should have credit passes (A1 – C6) in two (2) electives and three (3) core subjects, i.e., English Language, Mathematics, and Integrated Science.
  • SSSCE Applicants should have credit passes (A – D) in two (2) electives and three (3) core subjects, i.e., English Language, Mathematics, and Integrated Science.


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