ACCRA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

ACCRA

TECHNICAL

UNIVERSITY

Integrity, Creativity & Excellence

ACCRA

TECHNICAL

UNIVERSITY

Integrity, Creativity & Excellence

ACCRA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF Science Laboratory Technology

Overview of the Department

Current trends in industrial and economic developments throughout the world demand corresponding evolutionary changes in our educational and training programmes. The wheels of technology are moving faster than one can really imagine. With the rapid advancements in the field of Science and Technology, the need has risen to train students to acquire high level technical skills and produce professionally competent and innovate graduates to meet current demands and challenges. The Bachelor of Technology in Science Laboratory Technology programme is a relevant innovation to produce practically-oriented high level technical skills for sustainable developments in Industry, Commerce, Research, Health and Educational institutions in Ghana. This programme seeks to impart knowledge through in-depth examination of the principles, techniques and methods involved in laboratory practices and functions in industrial, research and educational establishments.  

The BTech in Science Laboratory Technology programme will provide graduates with industry-focused, technologically-driven, skill-based training and professional knowledge in Science Laboratory Technology by using competency based and practice-oriented approaches in the teaching, organisation and delivery of courses. 

The department offers programmes at Certificate, Higher National Diploma and Degree levels in Science Laboratory Technology.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

  • Standards Laboratory Technologist 
  • Food Quality Analyst 
  • Forensic Laboratory Technologist 
  • Medical Research Technologist 
  • Research Laboratory Technologist 
  • Chemical Laboratory Technologist 
  • Quality Assurance Technologist 
  • Veterinary Laboratory Technologist 
  • Pharmaceutical Laboratory Technologist 
  • Laboratory Manager 
  • Teaching Laboratory Technologist 
  • Laboratory Equipment and Reagent Supplier 
  • Science Educationist 

It is also expected that the programme will help many graduates to establish or expand their own businesses as young entrepreneurs. 

Programme Structure of the Department

BTECH SCIENCE LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY

Year 1 Semester I

No.Course CodeBTech Science Laboratory TechnologyCredit HoursRemarks
1SBT 401GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY2C
2SBT 403PRACTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY4C
3SBT 405MICROBIOLOGY2C
4SBT 407PRACTICAL MICROBIOLOGY4C
5SBT 409PRINCIPLES OF ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES2C
6SBT 411PRACTICAL ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES4C
7SBT 413INSTRUMENTATION APPLICATION2C
8SBT 415LABORATORY MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS2C
9SBT 417BIOSTATISTICS WITH COMPUTER APPLICATIONS3C
  Total25 

Selection of students into the various options will be confirmed after the release of the end of 1st-semester examinations results

Year 1 Semester II

BTech Clinical Biochemistry Option

NoCourse CodeBTech SLT Clinical Biochemistry OptionCredit HoursRemarks
1SBT 402PRINCIPLES OF CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY2C
2SBT 404BLOOD AND SOME BLOOD DISEASES2C
3SBT 406IMMUNOLOGY2C
4SBT 410CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY PRACTICE5C
5SBT 412RESEARCH PROJECT I (PROPOSAL)2C
6SBT 428PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS AND NUTRACEUTICALS2E
7SBT 436ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT2E
8SBT 408TOXICOLOGY2E
9SBT 422FORENSIC CHEMISTRY AND DRUG TESTING2E
  Total21 

 Students are required to do at least two electives with a Minimum of 17 credit hours Maximum of 22 Credit hours for each of the electives

BTech Food Technology Option

No.Course CodeBTech SLT Food Technology OptionCredit HoursRemarks
1SBT 414FOOD CHEMISTRY2C
2SBT 416FOOD PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND PACKAGING2C
3SBT 418FOOD PROCESSING AND PRESERVATION2C
4SBT 420FOOD TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY PRACTICE5C
5SBT 412RESEARCH PROJECT I (PROPOSAL)2C
6SBT 408TOXICOLOGY2E
7SBT 432ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY2E
8SBT 436ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT2E
  Total19 

BTech Analytical Chemistry Option

No.Course CodeBTech SLT Analytical Chemistry OptionCredit HoursRemarks
1SBT 424OIL, GAS AND MINING OPERATIONS2C
2SBT 426INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY2C
3SBT 428PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS AND NUTRACEUTICALS2C
4SBT 430ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY PRACTICE5C
5SBT 412RESEARCH PROJECT I (PROPOSAL)2C
6SBT 414FOOD CHEMISTRY2E
7SBT 436ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT2E
8SBT 422FORENSIC CHEMISTRY AND DRUG TESTING2E
  Total19 

BTech Environmental Technology Option

NoCourse CodeBTech SLT Environmental Technology OptionCredit HoursRemarks
1SBT 432ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY:2C
2SBT 434ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY:2C
3SBT 436ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT2C
4SBT 438ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY PRACTICE5C
5SBT 412RESEARCH PROJECT I (PROPOSAL)2C
6SBT 424OIL, GAS AND MINING OPERATIONS2E
7SBT 408TOXICOLOGY2E
8SBT 426INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY2E
  Total19 

Year 2 Semester I

NoCourse  CodeBTech Science Laboratory TechnologyCredit HoursRemarks
1SBT 419INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT REPORT8C
2SBT 440RESEARCH PROJECT II AND REPORT8C
  Total16 

 

HND SCIENCE LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY

Year 1 Semester I

NoCourse CodeHND Science Laboratory TechnologyCredit HoursRemarks
1AFS 111AFRICAN STUDIES2C
2CLT 101COMPUTER LITERACY I2C
3COS 127COMMUNICATION SKILLS I2C
4MAS 137GENERAL MATHEMATICS2C
5SCT 101PHYSICS2C
6SCT 103CHEMISTRY I2C
7SCT 105BIOLOGY2C
8SCT 107PRACTICAL PHYSICS1C
9SCT 109PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY I1C
10SCT 111PRACTICAL BIOLOGY1C
  Total17 

Year 1 Semester II

NoCourse CodeHND Science Laboratory TechnologyCredit HoursRemarks
1SCT 112PRACTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY1C
2SCT 114PRATICAL ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS1C
3SCT 116PRACTICAL MICROBIOLOGY1C
4SCT 118PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY1C
5SCT 108MICROBIOLOGY2C
6SCT 106BIOCHEMISTRY2C
7SCT 104CHEMISTRY2C
8SCT 102ELECTRICALS AND ELECTRONICS2C
9MAS 138STATISTICS2C
10COS 128COMMUNICATION SKILLS II2C
11CLT 102COMPUTER LITERACY II2C
  Total18 

Year 2 Semester I

NoCourse CodeHND Science Laboratory  TechnologyCredit HoursRemarks
1SCT 213PRACTICAL ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I1C
2SCT 215PRACTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY II1C
3SCT 221PRACTICAL INSTRUMENTATION1C
4SCT 217PRACTICAL MICROBIOLOGY II1C
5LAN 205LAW I2C
6SCT 201LAB WORKSHOP PROCESSES2C
7SCT 203ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I2C
8SCT 205INSTRUMENTATION I2C
9SCT 207BIOCHEMISTRY II2C
10SCT 209LABORATORY MGT. & ADMINISTRATION2C
11SCT 211MICROBIOLOGY II2C
  Total18 

Year 2 Semester II

NoCourse CodeHND Science Laboratory  TechnologyCredit HoursRemarks
1SCT 212MICROBIOLOGY III2C
2SCT 210LAB MGT & ADMIN II2C
3SCT 208BIOCHEMISTRY III2C
4SCT 206INSTRUMENTATION II2C
5SCT 204ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY II2C
6LAN 208LAW II2C
7LAN 224RESEARCH METHODS2C
8SCT 218PRACTICAL MICROBIOLOGY III1C
9SCT 222PRACTICAL INSTRUMENTATION II1C
10SCT 216PRACTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY III1C
11SCT 214PRACTICAL ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY II1C
  Total18 

 Year 3 Semester I

NoCourse  CodeHND Science Laboratory  TechnologyCredit HoursRemarks
1SCT 301PROJECT WORK2C
2SCT 303LABORATORY SAFETY2C
3SCT 305ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY III2C
4SCT 307INSTRUMENTATION III2C
5SCT 319PRACTICAL. MICROBIOLOGY IV1C
6SCT 309BIOCHEMISTRY IV2C
7SCT 313MICROBIOLOGY IV2C
8SCT 315PRACTICAL ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY ILL1C
9SCT 317PRACTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY IV1C
10EMT 301ENTREPRENEURSHIP2C
  Total17 

 Year 3 Semester II

NoCourse  CodeHND Science Laboratory TechnologyCredit HoursRemarks
1SCT 318PRACTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY V1C
2SCT 316PRACTICAL ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY1C
3SCT 314MICROBIOLOGY V2C
4SCT 310BIOCHEMISTRY V2C
5SCT 320PRACTICAL MICROBIOLOGY V1C
6SCT 306ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY II2C
7SCT 302PROJECT WORK II4C
  Total13