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BSc. Materials Engineering

1.    Aim and Objectives:

The aim of the Materials Engineering programme is to provide training in materials processing, manufacturing and development, and apply the principles of basic sciences and engineering to understanding the behaviour of materials, their development and applications.


The objectives of the programme are to:

                 i.            Provide engineering leadership in industrial, governmental, and academic settings, while serving both their profession and the public

               ii.            Bring about innovation in a wide variety of technical fields including, but not limited to materials, energy, electronics, medicine, communications, transportation and recreation

             iii.            Excel in careers related to the entire life cycle of materials – from synthesis and processing, through design and development, to manufacturing, performance, and recycling.

2.    Components of the programme:




YEAR ONE, Semester One

EE       151      Applied Electricity   

ENGL 157      Communications Skills I 

MATH 151      Algebra 

ME      159      Technical Drawing

ME      195      Engineering Technology 

MSE    151      Introduction to Thermodynamics

MSE    153      Introduction to Information Technology


YEAR ONE, Semester Two

EE       152      Basic Electronics                                          

ENGL 158      Communication Skills II                                

MATH 152      Calculus with Analysis                                  

ME      160      Engineering Drawing                                     

ME      162      Basic Mechanics                                            

MSE    152      Kinetics of Chemical Reactions                     

MSE    154      Principles of Materials Science                                                                                                                                            

YEAR TWO, Semester One

MATH 251      Differential Equations                                    

MSE    251      Momentum Transport                                     

MSE    253      Mechanical Behaviour of Materials                

MSE    255      Properties of Engineering Materials               

MSE    257      Indigenous Processing                                    

CENG 291      Engineering in Society                                  

***      ***      Open Elective                                                 


Open Electives:

ECON 151      Elements of Economics                                  

CSM    157      Principles of Accounting                                

FC 181            French for Comm. Purposes                           


YEAR TWO, Semester Two

MATH 252      Calculus with Several Variables                     

MSE    252      Heat and Mass Transport                                

MSE    254      Materials Processing                                       

MSE    256      Environmental Science                                  

MSE    258      Physical Met. of Non-Ferrous Metals             

MSE    260      Phase Transformations                                    

MSE    262      Computer Programming and Applications     


YEAR THREE, Semester One

MATH 353      Probability and Statistics                               

MSE    351      Engineering Ceramics                                     

MSE    353      Pyrometallurgy                                                

MSE    355      Polymer Processing                                         

MSE    357      Foundry Technology                                       

MSE    359      Materials Processing Laboratory                    

MSE    361      Stress and Strain Analysis of Rigid Bodies    

MSE    363      Materials Characterisation Techniques          


YEAR THREE, Semester Two

MSE    352      Glass and Cement Technologies                     

MSE    354      Physical Metallurgy of Ferrous Metals          

MSE    356      Engineering Properties of Polymers               

MSE    358      Numerical Methods for Eng.                          

MSE    360      Mechanics of Materials                                  

MSE    362      Materials Joining Processes                            

MSE    364      Materials Characterization Laboratory           

MSE    396      Third Year Design Project                              



YEAR FOUR, Semester One

ME      491      Engineering Economy and Management        

MSE    451      Composite Materials                                       

MSE    453      Corrosion of Engineering Materials              

MSE    455      Failure Analysis and Non-destructive testing 

MSE    457      Metal Forming Processes                                

MSE    459      Vacation Training                                           

MSE    497      Final Year Project – Proposal Development  


YEAR FOUR, Semester Two

ME      492      Management and Entrepreneurship Development     

MSE    452      Waste Management                                                   

MSE    454      Surface Treatment of Materials                                  

MSE    456      Mat Quality Control, Assurance, and Selection         

MSE    458      Process Dynamics and Control                                   

MSE    498      Final Year Project – Thesis Phase                              



Entry requirements for admission of students:

For WASSCE applicants:

·         Credits (A1-C6) in the following THREE (3) core subjects: English language, Mathematics, and Integrated Science and credits in the following THREE (3) elective subjects: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry with a total aggregate of 24 or better.

For SSSCE applicants:

·         Credits (A-D) in the following THREE (3) core subjects: English Language, Mathematics, and Integrated Science and credits in the following THREE (3) elective subjects: Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.

“A” Level applicants

·         Credits in FIVE (5) subjects at the GCE Ordinary (‘O’) Level (or its equivalent) including English and Mathematics, and passes at the GCE Advanced (‘A’) Level in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry obtained not more than three (3) years ago.

Matured applicants

·         Applicants must be 25 years at the time of submitting the application, have three (3) years of working experience in addition to passing an interview, and have


·         Credits in FIVE (5) subjects at the GCE Ordinary (‘O’) Level including English and Mathematics


·         WASSCE/SSSCE credits in the following THREE (3) core subjects: English Language, Mathematics, and Integrated Science and credits in the following THREE (3) elective subjects: Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.