The University is situated approximately on a 1.39 square-kilometre campus of undulating land and pleasant surroundings, about 2 kilometres south of the town of Tarkwa. The campus presents a panorama of beautiful old as well as modern buildings interspersed with verdant lawns and tropical flora which provide a cool and refreshing atmosphere congenial to academic work. Within the short period of its existence, it has become an important centre for the training of engineers and technologists not only for Ghana but also for other African countries as well as other parts of the world.
UMaT has three halls of residence. They are the Chamber of Mines Hall, the Gold Refinery Hall and M. T. Kofi Hall (K.T. Hall). The Chamber of Mines Hall is located at the western end of the campus. The K.T. Hall is located adjacent to the Chamber of Mines Hall, while the Gold Refinery Hall is located on a highland at the northern outskirts of Tarkwa. Each Hall is equipped with a kitchen, dining hall and separate junior and senior common rooms.
The Administration Block, the Library, the Faculty Buildings, and the Auditorium occupy the central portion of the grounds. There are three Faculties and two Schools. They are the Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Integrated Management Science, the School of Petroleum Studies and the UMaT School of Railways and Infrastructure Development, Essikado, Sekondi-Takoradi. In addition, there is a School of Postgraduate Studies which co-ordinates all postgraduate studies in the University.