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B.Sc. Energy and Resource Economics

The programme is targeting a number of prospective applicants from various secondary educational levels and post-secondary cohorts with non-degree certificates who meets the admission requirements. Mature students who have basic reading and writing skills, have environmental related experiences. The programme is opened to Ghanaians and foreign nationals who have interest in the programme. The admission requirements for various cohorts are as follow:


Passes in core English, core Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies and any three elective subjects which should include at least one of the following: Economics; Geography; Mathematics; Biology; Chemistry, Physics and General Agriculture with aggregate score of 24 or better.

  • WASSCE Applicants

At least a credit in core English, core Mathematics and Integrated Science and any three elective subjects which should include at least one of the following: Economics; Geography; Mathematics; Biology; Chemistry Physics; Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Crop Science with an aggregate score of 36 or better.

  • A LEVEL Certificate Applicants

Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Besides, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects (or its equivalent) including English Language, Mathematics and a science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject (for science students). A pass in General Paper must also be obtained.

  • HND/Diploma Applicants

HND Second Class (Upper and Lower Division) holders with relevant background may be admitted in Third Year of the programme after passing an interview, while HND First Class  may be considered for admission without an interview. Two year Diploma Second Class holders may be admitted into second year while three years Diploma with distinction may be admitted into third year of the programme without interview.

  • Mature Applicants

Mature Applicants must have attained the age of 25years or above with passes in SSSCE/WASACE/O’Level Mathematics and English and/or relevant working experience, and must also pass a written examination and interview conducted by the School.

  • Foreign Students

Foreign students may be admitted on the basis of qualification from their home country for which the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) shall determine equivalence. Evidence of proficiency in English Language will be required in the case of applicants from non-English speaking countries.

Job Prospect

The programme is aimed at delivering technical training required for a career as a professional energy economist working for institutions like; Government Ministries and Agencies (e.g. Ministry of Energy, Ghana Energy Commission, National Petroleum Authority, Electricity Company of Ghana, The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, Petroleum Commission, BOST, Bank of Ghana, ministries, state departments and agencies including the Ghana Statistical Service, National Development Planning Commission), Academia (e.g. Universities, polytechnics), Business/Industry (e.g. Credit agencies, banks, consulting firms, brokerage firms, insurance companies, and microfinance firms). International Organisations such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, African Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme, and United Nations Conference for Trade and Development, Research Institutions (e.g., Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research), The courses are tailored to offer self-employment to graduates.