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The Environmental Management and Technology (EMT) Department is one of the youngest departments in the university, which was established in the year 2013. The department, however, is rapidly growing with an increasing number of students population who enrolled on the program. The ultimate goal of the department is to produce high-level career-focused and skilled manpower in environmental management and technology through industrial demonstrations and practices, including laboratory instructions/experimentations. Each year, the department embarks on industrial trips with its students in conjunction with other industries and organisations that we have collaborated with, which provides the students with practical field experience, thereby enhancing their ability and skill in the safe management of the environment. The Department is currently committed to researching and developing environmentally-friendly technologies and methods for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Stakeholders of the Department

The stakeholders of the department include;

  • United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP)
  • Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development
  • Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Environmental Management Association of Ghana (EMAG)
  • Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • New Juaben Municipal Assembly (NJMA)
  • ZoomLion Ghana Limited
  • Some mining companies across the country
  • Environmentally-related Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
  • Staff and students of the Faculty


The EMT department has several proposed projects underway including a plastic waste recycling plant (undergoing construction). The Department has over the years also produced high-quality standard project works, which include a prototype of a water treatment plant (tested for efficiency and functionality), reusing plastic wastes such as lorry tyres, plastic water bottles etc., to produce other innovative, and constructive items such as center tables, revolving chairs and table, lamp holder etc. 


EMT is endowed with adequate facilities to enhance the teaching and learning of courses listed in the HND and BTech programs. Facilities present at the department include a well-furnished computer laboratory, library (stocked with up-to-date books), and an environmental laboratory (under construction), where practical works would be carried out. The Department intends to spread its wings to develop a liaison between high-class environmental science laboratories in Ghana, such as Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) lab, University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) lab, University of Ghana (UG) lab, Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) lab, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lab, etc.

Programs and Courses:

The Environmental Management and Technology Department runs both Bachelor of Technology (BTech) (four years and two-year Top-up) and Higher National Diploma (HND – 3 years) programs.

Requirements for BTech programs:

Prospective applicants applying for the four-year BTech program must have at least a WASSCE certificate with C6 being the least grade. Prospective applicants applying for BTech Two-year Top-up must possess an HND certificate with at least Second-class lower division.

Requirements for the HND program:

A prospective applicant may apply with his/her WASSCE certificate with at least D7. An applicant who is 25 years and older with/without their certificates may apply as a mature student of who she/he may be required to write a common entrance examination at a fee. Applicants applying as mature students are required to apply with the following; birth certificate, passport picture, O-level certificate, baptismal certificate 

Courses taught and studied in the department include Environmental Impact Assessment, Introduction to Environmental Science, Wildlife and Protected Areas Management, Introduction to Environmental Technology, Basic Soil Science, Energy and Environment, Environmental Law and Policy, Environmental Chemistry, etc.

Career and Job prospect in Environmental Management and Technology

After successful completion of the program, students are likely to secure jobs or build careers in any of the under-listed industries or sectors.

  • United Nations Environmental Program
  • Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development
  • Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Mining industries
  • Oil and Gas Industries
  • Health sector
  • Private Consultancy
  • Forestry Commission
  • Academia (Teaching)
  • Production/Manufacturing companies
  • Ghana Water Company Limited.
  • Project management
  • Environmentally-related Non-Governmental Organisations