The Building Technology Department; currently under the Faculty of Built and Natural Environment, was established in 1954. The Department has been engaged in the training of Construction Technicians and Building Technologists for the fast-growing Ghanaian Construction and other related industries. The department trains middle-level as well as high-level building and construction professionals.

In 1988, the Department started the General Course in Construction (GCC). This was developed and expanded leading to the establishment of the Construction Technician Certificate and Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes. In its development over the years, the department in addition to the initial programmes, runs a 4-Year Bachelor of Technology in Building Technology, a 2-Year Bachelor of Technology in Building Technology Top-up Programme, Architectural Technology, and a Master of Technology in Construction Technology.

This Department is a fast growing department with young and dynamic high calibre and self-motivated lecturers trained in the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, South Africa and Ghana.

Staff of the department are members of various professional bodies (e.g. Ghana Institution of Surveyors, Ghana Institute of Construction, Institution of Engineering and Technology, Ghana Institute of Architects among others. Three lecturers have won grants from various organisations including the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) of Germany, James Watt Scholarship of Scotland and UTS International Research Scholarship (IRS) of Australia for research leading to the award of Doctorates in various fields within the built environment. Currently, the academic staff of the department are collaborating with other academics from other parts of the world in innovative research.