The Civil Engineering Department is one of the oldest departments, of the Takoradi Technical University (TTU). The department started from a very humble beginning. In 1993, it was given the green light to run Higher National Diploma (HND) in Civil Engineering, under the Ghana Education Reform Programme.
As an innovative and industry-focused department, the Competence Based Training (CBT) programme was introduced in 2006, to offer a comprehensive hands-on engineering education, to feed Ghana’s socio-economic needs, supplanting the long reign of the traditional pedagogy that had yielded little results. Since then, the department has experienced tremendous growth. In 2011, a two year Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech) in Civil Engineering was introduced in the department. The most recent additions to the department is the new four year B-Tech in Civil Engineering, to commence soon.
The mission of the department is to produce middle-and high-level technical and competent engineers who are equipped with relevant skills and knowledge for industries in Ghana.
To produce competency-based trained HND and B.Tech. graduates who would contribute technically to the construction industry in the country in the areas of:
1. Water and Sanitation Engineering
2. Environmental Engineering
3. Structural Engineering
4. Highway and Transportation Engineering.
The major goal of the department is to produce highly competent civil engineering technicians and specialists who can stand the test of time in the technological development of Ghana.
Through research and constant interaction with industry, the Department of Civil Engineering regularly reviews and modifies the training contents to meet the ever-changing needs and demands of modern construction and civil engineering industry.
The department runs the following programmes:
1. HND in Civil Engineering (Competency Based Training)
2. Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in Civil Engineering.