The Faculty of Mining and Minerals Technology formerly, Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology, was established in October 2001 when the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) School of Mines, Tarkwa was elevated to the status of a University College to train high-level personnel in Mining and allied engineering disciplines. The Departments under the Faculty have, however, been in existence since 1982 when the University Council of KNUST approved a recommendation to restructure the then Institute of Mining and Mineral Engineering into a Faculty of KNUST. However, on the 1st of August, 2021, the Faculty of Mining and Minerals Technology (FMMT) became operational with two existing academic departments (Mining Engineering and Minerals Engineering) formerly domiciled in the restructured Faculty of Minerals Resources Technology (FMRT).
These two (2) Academic Departments offer certificate, four-year undergraduate (BSc) and postgraduate programmes. Preparations are far advanced to introduce diploma programmes to provide academic progression for certificate holders.
There are currently 821 undergraduate and 165 postgraduate students studying various programmes in the Faculty. The Faculty is the only such one in the West African sub-region for training high-level personnel in the minerals industry and continues to attract students from countries in the sub-region. International students come from Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea and Congo Brazaville etc.
The number of academic staff in the Faculty is 27 and these are highly qualified; with vast industrial experience. They are therefore able to wedge theoretical knowledge with professional practice when presenting their lectures. No wonder, our products easily get employment, are among the finest and are in high demand. A large number of our alumni are working in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cote D’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, DR Congo, Tanzania, South Africa etc.
All the Departments have excellent laboratories where a wide range of investigations are conducted for students training, research and consultancy services.