The College of Technology (COLTECH) at The University of Bamenda was opened to produce graduates that are adequate in character and learning and who are suitably equipped with practical skills to fit into all the niches of training for technological and sustainable development in and out of Cameroon.
The college aims to handle programs in major fields of technology such as:
- ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical and Power Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mining and Petrochemical Engineering
- Textile Engineering
- Wood Technology
- Renewable Energy Engineering
- Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
- AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
- Agribusiness Technology
- Agricultural Engineering
- Animal Production Technology
- Crop Production Technology
- Environmental Engineering
- Food Science and Technology
- BUILDING TECHNOLOGY
- Building and Construction Technology
- Estate Management Technology
- Quantity Survey
The College is organized in three cycles. The first cycle produces medium grade technicians with a higher diploma in the various fields of specialization. The second cycle trains engineers with Bachelor Degree; and a third cycle is intended for post graduate studies, that is Masters and PhD. The College started by offering a Bachelor of Technology as well as academic and professional Masters Degree in the Agricultural and Environmental Technology programs. It has recently added the following two Engineering Technology programs: Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Computer Engineering.
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS INTO THE ENGINEERING CYCLES:
COLTECH is open to holders of GCE A/L in at least two papers in relevant fields. Candidates must also have been successful in the GCE O/L in five papers excluding Religious Knowledge but including Mathematics and English language. All other equivalent qualifications will be considered. Candidates will be selected based on annual competitive examinations with a predefined number of places for each program.
- MSc. and Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences with specializations in either Human Nutrition or Animal Nutrition
- Professional Master in Applied Nutrition and Food Service Management with specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports Nutrition or Community and International Nutrition
Description/ Objectives / Information of the program:
The program is intended to enable students to develop a deeper understanding of food and nutritional processes and their effects to human health. Acquire knowledge, skills, and techniques and use them in solving consumer problems related to food, apply scientific and technical skills in industry, commerce and other fields in society in solving day-to- day food problems as well as demonstrate creativity and knowledge of consumer needs and health through production and marketing of new products.
The Master of Science program train students to become leaders in nutrition capable of integrating the span of knowledge, with the goal of improving human health and research promotion. It also generates and disseminates knowledge regarding diet and nutrition to improve the health and economic development of current and future generations.
Duration of Program: 2 years for a MSc degree and a minimum of 3 years for a PhD degree
Skills to be acquired: The program offers opportunities for students to pursue careers in research, higher education, food industry, food management organizations, and community and international agencies, or continue to PhD study in nutrition or related fields