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BSc. Metallurgical Engineering

1.    Aim and Objectives:

In Ghana, there are abundant deposits of aluminium, gold and iron ores. The exploitation of these minerals requires the expertise of metallurgical engineers. Graduates from this programme will be equipped to work in the mining companies as well as the metalworking industries such as casting, welding, and black-smiting industries. The aim of the Metallurgical Engineering programme is to provide training in metal extraction (extractive metallurgy), processing (mineral processing), and manufacturing into useful engineering products (physical metallurgy). Students will learn the fundamentals of all three fields, as well as the basics of engineering in general. Knowledge of the extraction, design, and manufacturing of these metals and mineral products can be rewarding and exciting.


The objectives of the programme are to:

     i.               Provide students with broad knowledge on metals and how they are recovered from nature and processed into usable forms.

   ii.              Enable students to excel in careers related to the entire life cycle of materials – from synthesis and processing, through design and development, to manufacturing, performance, and recycling.

 iii.              Enable students to apply metallurgical engineering principles in their employment.




YEAR ONE, Semester One

EE       151      Applied Electricity                                                     

ENGL 157      Communications Skills I                                           

GED    151      Basic Geology                                                           

MATH 151      Algebra                                                                       

ME      159      Technical Drawing                                                     

ME      195      Engineering Technology                                            

METE 151      Introduction to Information Technology                   


YEAR ONE, Semester Two

ENGL 158      Communication Skills II                                            

MATH 152      Calculus with Analysis                                               

ME      160      Engineering Drawing                                                  

ME      162      Basic Mechanics                                                        

METE 152      Chemistry for Metallurgical Engineers                      

METE 154      Environmental Science                                               

MSE    154      Principles of Materials Science                                 


YEAR TWO, Semester One

GED    251      Mineralogy                                                                

MATH 251      Differential Equations                                               

METE 251      Metallurgical Thermodynamics                                  

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                                             


YEAR TWO, Semester Two

MATH 252      Calculus with Several Variables                               

METE 252      Metallurgical Rate Processes/Surface Phenomena     

METE 254      Ore beneficiation                                                       

METE 256      Assaying                                                                   

METE 258      Computer Programming and Applications                 

MSE    252      Heat and Mass Transport                                            

MSE    260      Phase Transformations                                              


YEAR THREE, Semester One

MATH 353      Probability and Statistics                                           

METE 351      Principles of Hydrometallurgy                                   

METE 353      Strength of Materials                                                  

METE 355      Metallurgical Processing Laboratory                        

MSE    353      Pyrometallurgy                                                            

MSE    357      Foundry Technology                                                   

MSE    363      Materials Characterisation Techniques                       

***      ***      Open Elective                                                            

Open Electives:

Students select one from the following list of elective courses:

ECON 151      Elements of Economics                                         

CSM    157      Principles of Accounting                                            

FC 181            French for Comm. Purposes                                       


YEAR THREE, Semester Two

METE 352      Hydrometallurgical Applications                               

METE 354      Physical Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals              

METE 396      Third Year Design Project                                          

METE 358      Metallurgical Characterisation Laboratory                 

METE 362      Physical Metallurgy of Ferrous Metals                      

MSE    358      Numerical Methods for Engineers                              

MSE    362      Materials Joining Processes                                       


YEAR FOUR, Semester One

ME      491      Engineering Economy and Management                    

METE 451      Metallurgical Plant Design/Operations                       

METE 453      Metallurgical Failure Analysis and NDTs                 

METE 455      Industrial Attachment and Field Trip                          

METE 457      Corrosion of Engineering Materials                           

METE 459      Metal Forming Processes                                            

METE 497      Final Year Project – Proposal Development              


YEAR FOUR, Semester Two

ME      492      Management and Entrepreneurship Development     

METE 452      Electrometallurgy                                                        

METE 454      Metallurgical Waste Management                              

METE 498      Final Year Project – Thesis Phase                              

MSE    456      Materials Quality Control, Assurance and Selection  

MSE    458      Process Dynamics and Control


[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.