Faculty of Built and Natural Environment

Mr. Joe Frederick Cobbinah, Dean

 

OVER VIEW

The Faculty of Built and Natural Environment is the youngest Faculty of the Takoradi Technical University. The Faculty was carved out of the Faculty of Engineering in November, 2016, in line with the University’s Expansion Policy. The Faculty started functioning in January, 2017.  It has three Departments, namely: Building Technology, Interior Design and Technology and Estate Development and Management. The Faculty has a total population of three hundred (336) individuals. This includes three hundred (300) students, nineteen (19) teaching staff and seventeen (17) non-teaching staff. The mode of instruction in the Faculty is the Competency Based Training (CBT) approach.

 

VISION STATEMENT

To transfer learning beyond the campus experience by equipping students with the requisite competences in order to enable them to work effectively and efficiently to impact positively on Ghana’s developmental agendum.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

To produce highly technical and competent professionals who are theoretically and practically apt in the areas of technology and science in order to meet the technological manpower needs of Ghana.

 

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the Faculty are to:  

  1. offer HND Competency Based Training programmes that will boost human capacity building;
  2. create avenues for income generation through production;
  3. provide consultancy services to organisations;
  4. develop and implement a comprehensive strategic development plan to promote student centered learning;                                                                                                                                                                         
  5. provide consultancy services to organisations; and
  6. train and produce graduates to address the multiplicity of problems in the built and natural environment using modern tools and technologies.

 

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES:

The Faculty of Built and Natural Environment offers the following programmes:

  • HND/Construction Engineering and Management (Building Technology);
  • HND Estate Development and Management (in collaboration with Kumasi Technical University);        
  • HND Interior Design and Technology; as well as
  • B-Tech Construction Engineering and Management.

 

NON TERTIARY PROGRAMMES:

The following non-tertiary programmes are available at the Faculty:

  1. Diploma in Draughtsmanship;
  2. Construction Technician Course (CTC) (Part I and II) ; and
  3. BRIDGING (Top up courses for CTC graduates).

Currently, only the Department of Building Technology runs evening programmes leading to the award of Higher National Diploma (HND).

 

STUDENT POPULATION

DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING TECHNOLOGY

S/N

PROGRAMME

MALE

FEMALE

TOTAL

1

HND Construction Engineering and Mgt. I

76

1

78

2

HND Construction Engineering and Mgt. II

66

1

67

3

HND Construction Engineering and Mgt. III

77

-

77

4

B. Tech in Building Technology I

20

-

20

5

Construction Technician Certificate Course I

20

-

20

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR DESIGN

S/N

PROGRAMME

MALE

FEMALE

TOTAL

1

Interior Design and Technology I

7

1

8

2

Interior Design and Technology II

7

-

7

3

Interior Design and Technology III

7

-

7








 

DEAN’S OFFICE

S/N

NAME

QUALIFICATION

RANK

1

Mr. Joe Frederick Cobbinah

M.Sc.(Const.Proj.Mgt)  Hans University of Applied Science

BSc.(Land Economy)

Dean

2

Mrs. Rebecca A. Clegg

MA (Guidance and Counselling) UCC (2009)

Faculty Officer

 

FUTURE PLANS

The Faculty has plans to introduce:

  • HND Plumbing (Rural Development Programme);
  • HND Physical Planning; and
  • HND Estate Development and Management.

The Faculty additionally has plans to run short courses for the working populace and graduate students who wish to specialize in:

(a) ceiling (POP and Acoustic); 

(b) architectural sheet metal and glazing fabrication;

(c) tiling;

(d) painting;

(e) scaffolding technology;

(f) plumbing;

(g) reinforcement fabrication;

(h) roof framing; and

(i) estimating.

 

STAFF DEVELOPMENT PLAN

For staff development, the Faculty seeks to maximise the capabilities and capacities of the lecturers, administrative staff and lab/workshop technicians through seminars and training workshops.