MTECH WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

The programme has a duration of two (2) years involving taught courses and problem-based research work.The M.Tech programmeprovides highly skilled BTech and other undergraduates the specialized knowledge and skills to do research and take up high-level positions in the water and environment industry. It furtherstrengthensthecompetenciesof professionals in industries for socio-economic and manpower development of Ghana and the world at large.

 

The key objectives of the MTech in Water and Environmental Engineering are underpinned by the inevitable need to:

  • Train undergraduates in a practical manner based on the CBT concept to become experts in the water and environmental engineering field and empower them to tackle today’s and future engineering challenges in the sector;
  • Provide a logical progression route, rather than the orthodox, for BTech and similar graduates; and
  • Further strengthen the competencies of the CBT graduates to propel the manpower development needs of Ghana and the developing world.

Entry Requirements

To be admitted into the MTech in Water and Environmental Engineering, applicants must:

  • Hold a BTech degree in either Civil or Chemical Engineering; or
  • Hold a BSc degree in Civil or Chemical Engineering; or
  • Hold first degree in a relevant engineering-related discipline; and
  • Additionally, have at least two (2) years industrial or work experience; and
  • Must attend and pass a selection interview if degree is a second class lower or pass division
  • Hold HND in either Civil or Chemical Engineering with three (3) years industrial experience, must pass a selection interview, and do six (6) months top-up requisite bridging-course before admission into the MTech Programme.

 

Programme content

The total number of credits needed for programme completion is 70. The semester-by-semester courses, credit distribution, and codes are outlined below.

 

YEAR 1, BLOCK 1 (SEMESTER 1)

Course code

Course title

T

P

C

CVE 601

Environmental Chemistry and Biotechnology

3

0

3

CVE 603

Waste Management Technology

3

2

4

CVE 605

Ecosystems and Ecological Engineering

3

2

4

CVE 607

Environmental Sampling and Data Analysis

3

0

3

CVE 609

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

3

0

3

CVE 611

 Applied Hydraulics

3

0

3

TOTAL

18

4

20

 

YEAR 1, BLOCK 2 (SEMESTER 2)

Course code

Course title

T

P

C

CVE 602

Integrated Water Resource Management

3

0

3

CVE 604

Water Treatment and Supply

3

2

4

CVE 606

Waste Water Treatment and Disposal

3

2

4

CVE 608

Socio-economic and Environmental Evaluation of Water Projects

3

0

3

CVE 610

Urban Drainage and Hydrology

3

0

3

CVE 612

 Research Methods

2

0

2

TOTAL

17

4

19

 

 

YEAR 2, BLOCK 3 (SEMESTER 3)

Course code

Course title

T

P

C

CVE 701

Seminar

0

6

3

CVE 703

Group Project

0

8

4

CVE 705

Final Project Work/Dissertation (phase 1)

0

24

12

TOTAL

0

38

19

 

 

YEAR 2, BLOCK 4 (SEMESTER 4)

Course code

Course title

T

P

C

CVE 702

Final Project Work/Dissertation (phase 2)

0

24

12

TOTAL

0

24

12

 

Employment Prospects of Graduates

Government Agencies and Ministries:

  • Metropolitan, Municipal & District Assemblies (MMDAs), particularly the waste management divisions;
  • Water Resources, Works and Housing;
  • Community Water and Sanitation Agencies (CWSAs);
  • Building and Road Research Institute (BRRI);
  • Ghana Highway Authority (GHA);
  • Department of Feeder Roads;
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation;
  • Ghana Water Company (GWC);
  • Department of Urban Roads; and
  • Ghana Police Service, and the Ghana Armed Forces

Private Organizations:

  • Architectural and Engineering Services Limited (AESL);
  • CONSAR Limited;
  • SRC Engineering Limited – Consulting Steel, Roads and Concrete Engineers;
  • Strategic Properties and Investment Limited;
  • ABP Consult Limited;
  • Knapo Construction Limited;
  • WBHO Ghana Limited;
  • AngloGold Ashanti;
  • Qui Roz Galvao Construction (Ghana) Limited;
  • Hospitals;
  • Research Facilities;
  • Banks and Insurance Companies;
  • Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges;
  • Manufacturing and Construction Firms; and
  • Consultancy.   

 

 

Duration: 
2 Years
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