University Of Energy And Natural Resources

Introduction

About us

The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) was established by an Act of Parliament, Act 830, 2011 on December 31, 2011. The University is a public funded national institution which seeks to provide leadership and management of energy and natural resources and be a centre of excellence in these critical areas. The University approaches its programmes and research emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration and taking into account, areas such as economics, law and policy, management, science, technology and engineering as well as social and political issues affecting energy and natural resources.

When fully operational, the University would have six schools. These are:

  • School of Engineering;
  • School of Sciences;
  • School of Geosciences;
  • School of Agriculture and Technology;
  • School of Natural Resources; and
  • School of Graduate Studies

The University is a multi campus set-up and currently has three campuses located in Sunyani, Nsoatre and Dormaa Ahenkro. The Sunyani campus which is approximately 85 acres is home to the School of Sciences; School of Natural Resources; School of Graduate Studies and the Main Administration of the University as well as the University Library.

The School of Engineering would be located at the Nsoatre campus which is approximately 2,000 acres. The School of Agriculture and Technology and Geosciences would be situated on approximately 2000 acres of land at the Dormaa campus. The University would also have four field training stations in Mim, Bronsankoro and Kyeraa for the Agriculture and Forest Resources Management students and one at Bui for Engineering students. The University hopes to become a centre of excellence for the training of scientists and technologians for Ghana and beyond.

Vision

To become a world class institution for generating, advancing and applying knowledge in energy and natural resource sciences.

Mission

To promote the development of human resources and skills required to solve critical energy and natural resources challenges of society and undertake interdisciplinary academic, research, and outreach programmes in engineering, science, economics and environmental policy.

Core Values

In order to realize its vision and mission the University of Energy and Natural Resources shall be guided by the following core values:

  • Promote innovation, creativity, freedom of thought and creative expression;
  • Operate with integrity, commitment and transparency;
  • Promote conservation of energy and the environment;
  • Establish partnership with stakeholders in skills and knowledge generation and application;
  • Respond to the needs of our students and partner communities
  • Promote and incorporate sustainability concepts across all University courses/programmes as well as exemplifying the sustainability culture of staff, students and alumni.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc in Environmental Engineering Management

Campus Part time September 2018 Ghana Sunyani

The environmental engineering and sustainable management postgraduate degree programme has been designed for students wishing to enhance their career prospects in environmental engineering and management. [+]

Philosophy and Objectives of the Programme The environmental engineering and sustainable management degree programme has been designed for students wishing to enhance their career prospects in environmental engineering and management. The program aims to provide advanced training for both engineers and scientists concerned with protecting the environment and human health through the provision of services such as water supply, wastewater treatment and municipal solid waste and hazardous waste management. The programme also addresses resource recovery from waste materials. Our society has major challenges in managing a changing climate, developing and securing good water quality, developing systems for recycling materials and nutrients, and developing renewable and environmentally smart energy solutions. The needs for environmental engineering expertise are therefore almost endless, and the labor market is very diverse. Students will be able to work privately and publicly – in environmental consultancies, with contractors, energy companies or government agencies; internationally, nationally or locally. Some students may take the path of research to enter into academia. The Target Market This programme is designed for graduates and undergraduates of environmental, chemical and civil engineering, professionals with industrial experience, as well as those interested in pursuing PhD and entering academia as a career. Also, those with degrees in other branches of engineering, natural sciences, earth sciences and other disciplines with interest in Environmental Engineering. Admission Requirements To be eligible for admission into the Master’s Research Degree programme in Environmental Engineering Management, candidates should possess a Bachelor Degree from a recognized university in the relevant field of... [-]

MSc in Sustainable Energy Management

Campus Part time September 2018 Ghana Sunyani

This programme will train students to become critical energy problem solvers by providing them with a good knowledge of utilizing waste energy stream, minimise energy loses, economic analysis; cost-benefit analysis of alternative energy policy options, world energy markets; and risks associated with energy options. [+]

Philosophy and Objectives of the Programme The lack of trained experts in sustainable energy management within Ghana and other parts of Africa is a set-back and hence, this programme will bridge this gap. This programme will train students to become critical energy problem solvers by providing them with a good knowledge of utilizing waste energy stream, minimise energy loses, economic analysis; cost-benefit analysis of alternative energy policy options, world energy markets; and risks associated with energy options. The programme will develop students ability to use modern tools such as integrated resource management, Geo-Information Science (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), advanced energy resources modelling, strategic planning with a strong understanding of policy development and implementation. The Target Market The Sustainable Energy Management (SEMA) programme is open to all applicants having the requisite technical background knowledge: undergraduates of renewable energy technologies, any person interested in pursuing masters and PhD, professionals with industry experience and those with degrees in other branches of engineering and sciences. Admission requirements To be eligible for admission into the Master’s Research Degree programme in Sustainable Energy Management, candidates should possess a Bachelor Degree from a recognized university in the relevant field of study in (Natural Sciences/Engineering/Renewable Energy Technologies/Relevant Social Sciences options) with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division). However, a candidate with lower qualifications and with a minimum of three years cognate experience may be admitted after interview to a Non-Research Master’s degree. [-]

Master

MPhil in Social Forestry and Environmental Governance

Campus Part time 2 years September 2018 Ghana Sunyani

The aim of the programme is to train human resources at advanced social forestry and environmental governance capable of recognizing human system in managing forest and environmental challenges within and outside Ghana. This is clearly in line with the mission of UENR. [+]

Introduction The School of Natural Resources is poised to provide a strong and vibrant leadership to the forest and natural resources industry to meet the increasing demand for housing, recreation, tourism and green spaces. This will require an intimate knowledge of climate, species, and physical facilities, political, social and legal systems. Issues of interest include the increased demand for market and non-market goods and services from forests and related natural resources, land availability for industrial forestry and natural resource conservation, natural resource sustainability, habitat conservation, and ecosystem management. The Master and Doctoral programmes will provide graduates with a working knowledge of specialized environmental and natural resources scopes and introduce them to the critical relationships between human activities and the environment. National Relevance Globally, the threat to and decease of world forests and the negative impacts on human or social system as well as the ascendency of multifaceted environmental problems call for capacity development in these areas. Ghana is not exempted from these challenges. The rationale being that the country is currently facing numerous problems ranging from deforestation, pollution of water resources and environmental degradation. Ameliorating these problems, the country needs human resources that have a better understanding of social issues and environmental governance. Understanding the structures, function, performance of public authorities and institutions at all levels could help formulate policies aimed at controlling/managing environmental degradation. Governing the planet`s rich diverse natural resources is an increasingly complex challenge. In this world of interconnected nations, economies and people, managing environmental threats particularly... [-]

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Sunyani, GH
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