ACCRA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Department of Building Technology

Overview of the Department

From thatches to skyscrapers, the building industry is shaping the revolution of architectural designs to meet environmental friendliness and artistic impressions. For most town and country planning authorities’ knowledge in building technology, it is important to understand and demarcate communities spatially to provide access to vital community needs.

The Department of Building Technology, recognisable by its hands-on approach to understanding building designs, prepares students to meet the building and construction industry’s demand for highly technical middle-level managerial personnel. The department is fashioned to help students understand the academic and technical skills in the building and allied industry.

The programme under this department is well structured to integrate building engineering, architectural technologies and skills to give students the professional training in existing and emerging building technology processes, leading to rewarding careers in the industry.

Programme Structure of the Department

HND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY

Year 1 Semester I

NoCourse CodeHND Building TechnologyCredit HoursRemarks
1AFS 101AFRICAN STUDIES2C
2COS 101COMMUNICATION SKILLS I2C
3CLT 101COMPUTER LITERACY I2C
4MAT 101BUILDING MATHEMATICS I2C
5BUT 101BUILDING SCIENCE I2C
6BUT 103BUILDING MATERIALS2C
7BUT 105STRENGTH OF MATERIALS I2C
8BUT 107BUILDING DRAWING I2C
9BUT 109CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I3C
  Total19 

Year 1 Semester II

NoCourse CodeHND Building TechnologyCredit HoursRemarks
1COS 102COMMUNICATION SKILLS II2C
2CLT 102COMPUTER LITERACY II2C
3MAT 102BUILDING MATHEMATICS II2C
4BUT 102BUILDING SCIENCE II2C
5BUT 104LAND SURVEYING I3C
6BUT 106STRENGTH OF MATERIALS II2C
7BUT 108BUILDING DRAWING II2C
8BUT 110CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II3C
9BUT 112CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNTING2C
  Total20 

Year 2 Semester I

NoCourse CodeHND Building TechnologyCredit HoursRemarks
1BUT 201BUILDING SERVICES I2C
2BUT 203LAND SURVEYING II3C
3BUT 205STRENGTH OF MATERIALS III2C
4BUT 207MEASUREMENT OF CONSTRUCTION WORK I2C
5BUT 209CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY III3C
6BUT 211CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING I3C
7BUT 213SITE ORGANISATION AND PROCEDURES3C
8BUT 215ENVIRONMENTAL. IMPACT OF CONSTRUCTION WORK.2C
  Total20 

Year 2 Semester II

NoCourse CodeHND Building TechnologyCredit HoursRemarks
1BUT 202BUILDING SERVICES II2C
2BUT 204RESEARCH METHODOLOGY2C
3BUT 206THEORY AND DESIGN OF STRUCTURES I3C
4BUT 208MEASUREMENT OF CONSTRUCTION WORK II2C
5BUT 210CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY IV3C
6BUT 212BUILDING MAINTENANCE2C
7BUT 214INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT0C
8ETP 202ENTREPRENEURSHIP3C
9BUT 216CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING II3C
  Total20 

Year 3 Semester I

NoCourse CodeHND Building TechnologyCredit HoursRemarks
1BUT 301BUILDING LAW I2C
2BUT 303BUILDING MANAGEMENT2C
3BUT 305THEORY AND DESIGN OF STRUCTURES (R. C. DESIGN) II3C
4BUT 307MEASUREMENT OF CONSTRUCTION WORK III2C
5BUT 309CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY V3C
6BUT 311PROJECT PLANNING AND CONTROL3C
7BUT 313PROJECT WORK PHASE I1C
8BUT 315COMPUTER APPLICATION2C
9BUT 317TECHNICAL REPORT WRITING2C
  Total20 

Year 3 Semester II

NoCourse CodeHND Building TechnologyCredit HoursRemarks
1BUT 302BUILDING LAW II2C
2BUT 303BUILDING ECONOMICS II2C
3BUT 306HUMAN RELATIONS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY2C
4BUT 308CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION2C
5BUT 310MARKETING OF CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS2C
6BUT 312INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT II0C
7BUT 314PROJECT WORK FINAL PHASE3C
8BUT 316MEASUREMENT OF CONSTRUCTION WORK IV3C
  Total16 
BTECH BUILDING TECHNOLOGY

Year 1 Semester I

NoCourse CodeBTech Building TechnologyCredit HoursRemarks
1BUT 401PLANT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT3C
2BUT 403HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT3C
3BUT 405MATERIAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT3C
4BUT 407COMPUTER APPLICATION3C
5BUT 409PROJECT ADMINISTRATION3C
6BUT 411STATISTICAL METHODS2C
7BUT 413ADVANCED MEAS. OF CONST. WK.3C
8BUT 415BUILDING SERVICES3C
  Total23 

Year 1 Semester II

NoCourse CodeBTech Building TechnologyCredit HoursRemarks
1BUT 402ADVANCED PROJECT PLANNING AND CONTROL3C
2BUT 404COST ESTIMATING AND PRICE ANALYSIS3C
3BUT 406FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT3C
4BUT 408CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY3C
5BUT 410CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES2C
6BUT 412MATERIALS AND CONST. TECHNOLOGY3C
7BUT 414BUILDING MAINTENANCE3C
8BUT 416OPERATIONS RESEARCH3C
  Total23 

Year 2 Semester I

NoCourse CodeBTech Building TechnologyCredit HoursRemarks
1BUT 417INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT15C
  Total15 

Year 2 Semester II

NoCourse CodeBTech Building TechnologyCredit HoursRemarks
1BUT 418INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION3C
2BUT 420INTRODUCTION TO OIL AND GAS TECHNOLOGY3C
3BUT 422LEAN CONSTRUCTION AND GREEN BUILDINGS3C
4BUT 424PROJECT MANAGEMENT3C
5BUT 426PROJECT WORK6C
  Total18