Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental and Safety Engineering

The Department runs a 4-Year Bachelor of Science Degree programme in Environmental and Safety Engineering.   The aim of the Department is to provide a broad-based education and training in safety and environmental issues that will enable graduates to address environmental and safety engineering challenges in Ghana and elsewhere.
The programme is composed of taught courses, seminars, fieldtrips, report writing and laboratory work. The taught courses are assessed largely through quizzes, class tests, homework and an end of semester examination. The Curriculum aims at providing knowledge of the Practical and essential principles of water, soil and air management, Safety Management, Health hazards, Hydrograph Analysis, water and air Modeling Systems, Waste Treatment Innovations and Engineering Economics.
Graduates of the Department will be equipped with the skill to identify, model and solve environmental and safety engineering problems.  Graduates will also be equipped with Methods of Controlling Hazards and Risk at work places.  They will also be able to know and prepare Energy-efficient Buildings and Design, Land use and Community Planning and Social Responsibility Strategies as well as be able to prepare and present engineering reports and apply relevant environmental principles to manage organizations and maintain cordial human relations.

The Department has strong academic staff with specialties in the fields of Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Process Engineering, Ergonomics and Stress Managements, Occupational Health and Safety, Meteorology, Risk Management and Hazard Control Systems.  Individual lecturers are heavily involved in research in their respective fields.
The Department is endowed with adequate laboratory facilities and resources to undertake research and outreach activities.  There exists contact with mining and allied industries that enable industrial attachments and fieldtrips to take place. Students are therefore always able to relate the practical with theory for effective understanding for a successful career.

Programme Admission Requirement BSc

i. Applicants with SSSCE and WASSCE Certificates

Credits in Core Subjects Credits in Elective Subjects
English Language


Integrated Science




ii. Applicants with Ordinary and Advanced Level certificates

Candidates with GCE ordinary level must have passes in English, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Applicants with GCE advanced level Certificates must have credit passes in Mathematics Physics and Chemistry

Mature Candidates

  1. Candidates must have attained 25 years of age.
  2. Candidates must have credits in 5 WASSCE/SSSCE subjects including English Language and Mathematics or passes in five subjects at SC/GCE Ordinary Level including English Language, Mathematics and a Science Subject.
  3. In addition the candidates must have had relevant working experience.
  4. Candidate must also pass an interview conducted at the Department.


Course Code Course Name T P C
ES 141 Basic French I 1 1 1
ES 151 Applied Electricity 2 2 3
ES 153 Linear Algebra & Trigonometry 2 2 3
ES 155 Technical Drawing 1 3 2
ES 157 Communication Skills I 2 1 2
ES 159 Introduction to Computing 1 2 2
ES 161 Physical and Structural Geology 2 1 2
ES 167 Basic Mechanics 2 2 3
ES 171 Principles of Environmental Engineering 2 1 2
Total   15 15 20


Course Code Course Name T P C
ES 142 Basic French II 1 1 1
ES 150 Calculus 2 1 2
ES 152 Strength of Materials 2 2 3
ES 154 Physical and Analytical Chemistry 2 1 2
ES 156 Engineering Drawing 2 2 3
ES 158 Communication Skills II 2 1 2
ES 160 Mineralogy and Petrology 2 2 3
ES 162 Applied Electronics 2 1 2
ES 172 Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity 2 1 2
Total   17 12 20

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