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School of Sustainable Development (SSD)

About SSD


The School of Sustainable Development has five Departments. These are:

  1. Department of Sustainable Development and Policy
  • Programme(s): BSc. Sustainable Development


  1. Department of Water Resources and Aquaculture Management
  • Programmes:
  • BSc. Water Resources Development
  • BSc. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  • BSc. Aquaculture Resources Management


  1. Department of Sustainable Energy and Resources
  • Programmes:
  • BSc. Energy Sustainability
  • BSc. Energy and Resource Economics


  1. Department of Applied Economics
  • Programme:
  • BSc. Environmental Economics and Policy


  1. Department of Built Environment

            The department is yet to run its programmes so currently it has no students.

  • Bsc Sustainable Architecture
  • Bsc Urban Designs
  • Bsc Construction Management


Management Team
Ag. Dean: Prof. Anthony Amoah
Head of Department (SER): Dr. Sam – Quarcoo Dotse
Head of Department (WRSD) : Dr. Michael Tuffour

General Admissions Road Map for the School of Sustainable Development

Entry requirements

The programme is accessible to prospective SSSCE/WASSCE Applicants, International Applicants, Fee paying Applicants (SSSCE/WASSCE), Mature students, Ghanaians with foreign results Applicants and Applicants from Less Endowed Schools.  The admission requirements for the various groups are as follow:


Passes in core English, core Mathematics and Integrated Science and any three relevant elective subjects with aggregate score of 24 or better.

  • WASSSCE Applicants

At least a credit in core English, core Mathematics and Integrated Science and any three relevant elective subjects with an aggregate score of 36 or better.

  • A LEVEL Certificate Applicants

Credits (including English Language, Mathematics, and a Science subject) in the WAEC General Certificate of Education (GCE/WASC) Ordinary Level Examination; and 3 passes at the Advanced Level of the GCE. One of the Advanced Level passes should be a grade D or better. A pass in General Paper must also be obtained.

  • HND/Diploma Applicants

HND 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 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 25 or above with passes in SSSCE/O’Level Mathematics and English and relevant working experience and must also pass a written examination and interview conducted by the School.

  • Foreign Students

Foreign students may be admitted based on qualification from their home country for which the West African Examination Council shall determine equivalence. Evidence of proficiency in English Language will be required in the case of applicants from non-English speaking countries.

Progression, retention and graduation

A student would be allowed a minimum workload of 15 credits per semester and a maximum of 18 credits. The student may, with the approval of the Dean of the School of Sustainable Development be allowed to take a workload of 21 credits per semester.