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Course Information

  • Course Location: Koforidua Main Campus
  • Course Delivery: Regular & Weekends
  • Course Duration: 3 Years

The HND Civil Engineering programme is a three-year full-time programme of study. Students are taken through both theoretical education and practical training. The practical training involves competence training in the use of basic civil engineering equipment for soil mechanics and geotechnical works in the road sector, the use of survey equipment, and water quality analysis. Students are trained to use basic civil engineering software for product design and simulation. Through our well-structured industrial attachment and internships, students are exposed to an industrial setting where they learn how to apply acquired knowledge and skills to solve real industrial problems. This builds their confidence as in-coming Civil Engineers and prepares them for the real world of work Principal courses
a. Fluid Mechanics
b. Hydraulics engineering
c. Geotechnical engineering
d. Highway engineering
e. Transportation engineering
f. Geographic information system (GIS)

Laboratory, Workshops and Research Work

The department has well-equipped laboratories and workshops for training the practical component of the programme. The laboratories include Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Lab, Fluid Mechanics Lab, Thermal Fluids Lab, water quality lab and Computer simulating lab. The workshops are also equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and Machine. Our research focuses on the following areas: soil and Geotechnical analysis, water quality, structures, remote sensing and GIS, climate change.

i. SSSCE Candidates
The applicants must have Passes (A–D) in three (3) core subjects including, English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science plus three (3) passes in relevant elective subjects: Engineering Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Woodwork and Technical Drawing and Blockwork. The cumulative aggregate must be 24 or better.

ii. WASSCE Candidates
The applicants must have Credit Passes (A1–C6) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science plus three (3) relevant elective subjects: Engineering Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Plumbing, Building Construction, Woodwork and Blockwork as well as Technical Drawing with an aggregate not exceeding 36.

iii. GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level Candidates
Applicants must have six (6) GCE ‘O’ Level passes including, English Language, Mathematics plus three (3) GCE ‘A’ Level passes in Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Physics or Chemistry

iv. Applicants from Technical Institutes
• Applicants from Technical Institutes with passes in Mathematics, English Language and Integrated Science as well as Passes in the Relevant Elective Courses.
• Applicants without Mathematics, English Language and Integrated Science may be admitted to an intensive two (2) month bridging (pre-degree) programme before formal admission to their programmes of choice after passing a selection examination.

vi. Pre-HND and Construction Technician Course Applicants
Pre-HND students with a Construction Background with at least 50% pass mark in each of the three (3) subjects namely English Language, Mathematics and Science.
Construction Technician Certificate Part II & III (CTC II & III).

vii. Mature Applicants
• The applicant must be at least 25years old and show proof of age with a birth certificate acquired within 5yrs after birth, baptismal certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of date of birth.
• Mature applicants must pass Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations conducted by the University. A considerable number of years’ relevant working experience may be required.

Applicants may be considered on mature student status if they satisfy the following criteria:
a. Pass at CTC Part II & III
b. Passes (GCE ‘O’ Level, SSSCE or WASSCE) in any two of the following Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Metalwork, Woodwork, Technical Drawing
c. Must have at least one year experience in related field (A letter from the employer is required as evidence of working experience).

ix. Foreign Candidates
Foreign candidates with equivalent entry requirements will be considered.

x. Teacher Applicants
Four-year Certificate ‘A’ or three-year Post-Secondary Teacher’s Certificate in Technology will be considered.