School Of Engineering


Why MIST’s School Of Engineering

We are one of the institutions in the world committed to highest standards of academic excellence. Through our programmes in Civil, Mechanical, and Oil and Gas Engineering, we train students to develop a culture of non-acceptance of second places. We also expose them to the breadth and depth of integration of the knowledge of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Technology to solve engineering problems.

Caring Islamic Community

We provide an environment that promotes academic freedom necessary to unleash the creative and innovative potential of students as well as promote ethical behavior based on Islamic values. Also, the focus of our curricula is to give students critical skills to provide ethical leadership in their communities as taught by the Qur’an and the Hadith.

Internship and Career Support

We are well connected to industry through our well designed and relevant curricula as well as partnership with many organizations. Our partnership with industry offers students the opportunity to practice in a real 
workplace environment. Our career center provides the needed support for job search and career management as well as incubation of ideas to support pursuit of entrepreneurship.

Personalized Attention

We provide individualized attention and support that stimulates creativity and innovation. Our lectures are conducted in a small class setting, providing the “by the fire side” and “boardroom” type of environment that stimulates free exchange of ideas.


We transform ordinary individuals into exemplary, ethical, and transformational leaders through teaching, research, practice, and mentorship.

Technological Advantage

We expose our students to the most modern and sophisticated technologies, needed to inspire change through creativity and innovation. We transform students from users and consumers of engineering knowledge and information to producers.


We are strategically located at Lakeside Estate in Eastern Accra. It is one of the fastest growing communities, serene, and close to everything. We are few meters away from the Marina Park and East Legon. We allow campus tours at your convenience.

Dean's message

Society now appreciates engineers who are creative thinkers, well -grounded, analytical, and ethical, with the ability to identify societal engineering needs and provide solutions, leveraging theory and practical experience. At the MIST’s School of Engineering, we are dedicated to training students who aspire to learn and understand the breadth and depth of how to lead in the field of engineering. We provide the environment and resources that encourage hands-on learning, scholarship, and research culminating in provision of solutions and
service to communities.  At the school of Engineering, we offer spectrum of collaborative research and practical oriented programmes in Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Oil and Gas Engineering. The school is nurturing a culture that encourages faculty, student, alumni, families, and industry collaborations and partnerships to work towards changing the world with engineering solutions. I welcome you on my own behalf and that of the faculty of School of Engineering to the school. As you explore learning opportunities, I hope you will find the information provided here useful.

Thank you

Herbert A Obiri
Acting Dean, School of Engineering


To become a school that trains individuals to acquire technical, analytical, and innovative skills that are underpinned by professionalism and moral values and leveraging research and scholarship to provide engineering solutions for the benefit of humankind.


We employ integrative theoretic and practical knowledge to provide hands-on training to student to equip them with the capacity to play effective roles in providing engineering solutions through research, scholarship and global citizenship

  • We value and promote ethical academic environment driven by the Islamic principles of openness, fairness, honesty and sincerity.

  • We believe that a learning environment must be conducive to stimulate generation and applications of great ideas.

  • We value academic integrity and freedom.

  • ·We value diversity and human potential.

Dean’s Bio

Name: Herbert A Obiri
Position: Senior Lecturer
Cell: 233-205302341
Working Hours: 8.00Hrs-16.00Hrs
School/Department: Engineering/Mechanical

Brief biography: 
A Researcher/Lecturer/Consultant with over thirty years (30) working experience with CSIR-Institute of Industrial Research, Ghana, KNUST-Institute of Mining and Mineral Engineering and School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences-University of Ghana. Specialisation in the fields of Packaging Materials and Corrosion
Control and Prevention in Industrial establishments. 
Currently, with the Mechanical Engineering Department of Madina Institute of Science and Technolgy,
Accra as Senior Lecturer.

Education/Academic Degrees:
M. Tech Metallurgical  Eng. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India – 1990
B.Sc. Metallurgical Eng. KNUST, Kumasi - 1982

Professional courses:
·Innovation, fuel for Growth of business-Ishmael Yamson & Associates-March 2010 
·Standards development Process-Ghana Standards Boards, June 2008
·Web site design basics-October 31-Dec 2 2005
·Programming Essentials-Feb 17, 2005-March 25, 2005;
·Wireless Home Networking ,Wireless Mobile Office and Wireless Hot Spot-Sept 23-Dec 31, 2004;
·Post graduate Certificate-Packaging Technology, Indian Institute of Packaging, Mumbai, India-Sept-December 2000
·Management Information System, MDPI, Accra, May 15-19 2000
·Management development, MDPI, Accra, Jan 18-22 1999
·AutoCAD L12, Atlantic Computers, Accra, June1-30 1996
·Use of microcomputers in Technology Management, GIMPA, July 22-27 1991
·Cert. Corrosion Science & Tech. University of Ferrara, Italy- Sept 1985-April 1986

Training and Workshops:
·COMSAT-Workshop on Repair and Maintenance of Scientific and Engineering Equipment in
Universities, Research Institutions and Small Scale Industries at CSIR-Institute
of Industrial Research, Accra 26th-30thAugust 2013.
· Training workshop on Research in Africa’s manufacturing sector from 19th to 25th November, 2012
at  CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa
·Commercialization of Research and Development Result and Competitiveness of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises 16th to 18th April, 2012 at Windhoek, Namibia
·Solar West Africa, Workshop at La Palm Beach Hotel 4th & 5th April. 2012 
· International Conference on Ghana- South Africa Policy Dialogue, South Africa from 10th to 18th December, 2011 

1. Best Worker, CSIR-IIR Information Management programme, 2010, December, 2010

2. Outstanding contribution to Standards development in Ghana, GSB, 2008

 Research Interests and Selected Publications
Research Interests: Materials Characterisation, Corrosion control and
prevention, Modeling and Simulation using COMSOL Multi-Physics

Journal Publications: 

1. Akufo-Kumi, K., Laryea, G.N.  Obiri, H.A., Amoah, J.Y., Oduro, W.O. and Boafo-Mensah, G.  (2014):
“Design, construction and test operation of a thermal incinerator for medical waste at Abokobi Health Centre, Ghana”, Journal of Applied Science & Technology (JAST), Vol. 16, Nos. 1&2, pp. 59-66.

2.Obiri, H.A. and Akufo-Kumi, K. (2013): “Corrosion characteristics of aluminum alloys AA 1100-H18 and AA 3003-0”, Journal of the Ghana Institution of Engineers; Vol. 10, No. 2, Pages 10

 3. Ampomah-Benefo, K, Animpong M A B, Boafo-Mensah, G,Oduro WO, Kotey, EN. and Obiri, H A. (2013), Achieving sustainable consumption of electricity through energy audit: A case study of a public sector institution in Ghana, International Journal of Development and Sustainability, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 1487-1498

4. Addo-Yobo F O, Pitt M J and Obiri H A; The effects of particle size on the mechanisms of atomization of suspensions using hydraulic spray nozzles, AIChE,J Vol. 57, Issue 8, pp 2007-2024.

5. Amoah J Y, Aggey M, Bani R J and Obiri H A; “Modeling Profitable Operations in Gari Production”, Journal of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Ecology, 2(3), 2009. pp 295-312

 6. Akufo-Kumi K., Obiri H.A. and Koranteng J. (2009): “Instrumental analysis and classification of Awaso Bauxite”, Journal of the Ghana Institution of Engineers, Vol. 6 &7, No. 1.pp31-35

 7. Kisiedu A K, Tetteh D M, Obiri H A, Brenya E.A and Ayensu A; “Development of Alumino-Silicate refractories in Ghana.” Journal of Applied Science and  Technology, Vol. 13, No 1 & 2, 2008. pp 72-75

8. Obiri H A, “Corrosion kinetics of Aluminium alloy AA 1100-0 ”, J Applied Science & Technology (JAST),  Vol. 11, No 1 & 2, 2006, pp20-25

9. Obiri H A, Dzamboe P D, Amoah J Y, Akufo-Kumi K, and Tetteh D M B, “Survey on corrosion management in selected industries in Ghana”, Journal of the Ghana Institution of Engineers, Vol. 2, No. 2 2004, pp37-41

10. Johnson P-N T, Obiri H A, “Some problems with the food packaging practices in Ghana, Journal of the Ghana Science Association, Vol. 2. Nos. 2, 2000. pp16-22

11. Lartey R B, Obiri H A and  Brenya E F, “Chemical Properties of Indigenous Materials”, J Applied Science and Technology, Vol. 1  No.1 & 2 1996,  pp59-67 

 Conference Publications:

1. Obiri H. A., Riverson K., and Angmor A; Using Greenstone Digital Library software for CSIR-IIR Institutional Repository, CSIR-IIR, Dec 2009

2. Akufo-Kumi K., Obiri H. A., and Laryea G.N.; Instrumental analysis and classification of Ekon kaolin, CSIR-IIR, 2009

3.   Riverson K, Obiri H A, Angmor A, Return on investment; The Case of e-Library and Repository Products at CSIR-IIR, CSIR-IIR, 2009

 4. Obiri H A, Evaluation of open source digital library software, CSIR-IIR Research Week ,Dec 2008

5 Obiri H A, Importance of modeling and simulation in R & D: A case study of Comsol Multi-Physics,CSIR-IIR Research Week, Dec 2008

6. Obiri H A, Planning, Implementation and Optimisation of WAN, CSIR-IIR, Dec 2006

7.  Yeboah I K, Obiri H A, Nartey C K, Djokoto F and Boadu E, ‘Application of ICT in Cocoa Industry: Modeling and simulation of solar powered Cocoa bean dryer’, Paper presented at 24th. Biennal Conference, Ghana Science Association, August 2005

8. Obiri H A, “Packaging Technology and Security: The use of holograms”, Paper presented at   a  Seminar on Science, Technology and Law, STEPRI  Auditorium, May 2005 

9.  Gogo J O, Anim-Dankwah W and Obiri H A , “Industrial Information and  Networking for Business, Trade and Technology in Africa”, A Paper presented at a  Conference in Lusaka, Zambia, Nov 1998 

10.  Obiri H A, “Trends of Metallurgical R & D in Ghana”-Paper presented at a workshop on capacity
building for Metallurgical R & D in Africa, Cairo-July  1993

 Professional Affiliations:
Member, Ghana Science Society.

Leadership, Communication and achievements
·  Ag.Director-CSIR-IIR-July, 2011-May 2016
· Member, CSIR-Food Research Institute Management Board-2012-2016
· Deputy Director-CSIR-IIR-June 2009-June 2011
· Head Information Management Programme, CSIR-IIR-2005-2009
·  Chairman/Member of Ghana Standards Authority Technical Committees-2005-2009


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Degree Programmes

Our undergraduate degree programmes integrate thorough understanding of Engineering theory and practical applications, in a hands-on and research driven learning environment that gives students’ ability to pursue professional advancement and to offer effective leadership in the field of engineering. Our curriculum offers students the foundation to become captains in areas of Civil, Mechanical, and Oil and Gas Engineering. As capstone to completion of our rigorous programmes is training in creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Undergraduate Programme
  • BSc, Civil Engineering

  • BSc, Oil and Gas Engineering

  • BSc, Mechanical Engineering

BSc In Civil Engineering

This programme is purported to train high level technical personnel in designing and construction management to solve everyday construction problems related to structures, foundations, environmental and transportation systems, waterways, ports, irrigation, drainage, and water supply and treatment. We also expose students to the relationship between planning, designing, and supervision of construction facilities to other areas of engineering to facilitate the development of new perspectives and innovation. Students enrolled in this programme are exposed to requisite technology and ethical values needed to lead in the field of engineering throughout their training.

BSc in Mechanical Engineering

In a relaxed and stimulating environment we create, our students are exposed to theory and practice of mechanical engineering and auxiliary fields, such as materials, micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS), information technology, nanotechnology, and bioengineering. On completion of the programme students will have understanding and appreciation of important issues in mechanical engineering such as Modeling and simulation; power generation; design of machinery; manufacturing;  guidance systems; product design and development; robotics; propulsion engineering;  system analysis and design;  and many others.

BSc in Oil and Gas Engineering

Energy has become one of the major drivers of global economies. Many economies and societies are becoming more reliant on premium fossil fuels such as oil and gas. The Oil and Gas industry therefore needs improvements and sustenance in order to continue to propel growth. This programme is designed to train students in theory and practice to identify, analyze and leverage knowledge of science and technology to provide engineering solutions in the oil and gas industry. Also, our Students with the support of faculty and experts examine areas including Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction, Petroleum reservoir Engineering Design, Oil Well Drilling Laboratory, Reservoir Modeling, Production Process Engineering among others to give them the capacity to solve simple and complex everyday problems.

Department of Civil Engineering

Professor Mohammad A. Ammar

  • Ph.D. (Construction and Project Management), Helwan University, Egypt.

  • M.Sc. (Construction and Project Management), Mansoura University, Egypt.

  • B.Sc. (Civil Engineering), Cairo University, Egypt.

Mr. Prodeo Yao Agbotui

  • M.Sc. University of Leeds, England

  • B.Sc. KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana. Mr. Frederick Kwamina Addison

  • M.Sc., KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

  • B.Sc., KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Professor Zakarya Zyada

  • D. Eng. Nagoya University, Japan

  • M. Sc. Assiut University, Egypt

  • B. Sc. Mansoura University, Egypt

Dr. Patrick Ken Amissah

  • Ph. D., University of Strathclyde, UK

  • M. Sc., Technical University, Berlin, German

  • B. Sc., KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

Mr. Herbert Akonor Obiri

  • M. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

  • B. Sc., KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

Department: Oil and Gas Engineering

Dr. Samuel Mintah Boateng

  • D. Eng. Nagoya University, Japan

  • M. Sc. Assiut University, Egypt

  • B. Sc. Mansoura University, Egypt

Dr. Patrick Ken Amissah

  • Ph. D., Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Moscow, Russia

  • -M. Sc., Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Moscow, Russia

  • B. Sc., Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Moscow, Russia

Dr. Edem K. Adjabeng

  • Ph. D., Washington International University, USA

  • M. Sc., Business Administration, Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana

  • B. Sc., Engineering, Colton University, USA

Mr. Eric Asiamah

  • M. Sc., Shenyang University of Chemical Technology, Shenyang, China

  • B. Ed., University of Education, Winneba

Career Support Center

This center offers valuable resources to students whointend to become future entrepreneurs and advance their career. We accomplish this mission by linking our students to industry, prepare and support them for
pursuit of entrepreneurship. Various resources are provided here to supporttheir endeavor. Services provided by this center include

  • Assessment Testing

  • Career Advising

  • Career Exploration

  • Career Fairs

  • Workshops

  • Networking Seminars

  • Entrepreneurial Support

  • Co-op and Internship Opportunities

  • Online Job Search tools

  • Career Management workshops