Materials Science provides candidates with real, tangible benefits to society, and materials research provides the key elements for new technologies to address global needs. Spectacular technological achievements and advancement of the past decades are driven by revolutionary advances in basic science of materials, from semi-conductors, ceramics and polymers to super conductors and bio-materials. Today, pioneers in material science are designing unique materials that will bring vital new technologies within reach. Materials have changed our history and will continue to shape our future economy.
Courses under this two-year programme include: Advanced Programming II, Nano Materials Technology, Non-Destructive Testing of Materials, Numerical Methods and Statistics, Mathematical Methods for Physics, Mechanical Properties of Metals and Alloys, Phase Transformations, etc
Modules and courses
Mode of course delivery
The programme is offered through distance education, a learning oriented system allowing greater flexibility in learning while students continue with their regular professional work. The programme is offered in a mixed mode format. The approach uses print and electronic media in order to be responsive to the needs of the learner and also maximize the use of technology in course delivery.
At the heart of the programme is excellent online learning materials developed by capable and competent resource persons from KNUST and other recognized institutions.
Academic Support Systems/Services
Limited face-to-face facilitated sessions are provided at all the Learning Centres. These sessions are supported by print and electronic materials, and local learning facilitators who also support and direct students as they work through the resources provided.
The Centres provide learning support to students living in different parts of the country, thus reducing travel expenses.
Head of department
ENTRY REQUIREMENT: Applicants must have a good First Degree (BSc), preferably Second Class Lower or better in the following programmes: Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Engineering, and Computer Science.