Department of Interior Design and Materials Technology
Interior Design and Materials Technology Department is historically the offspring of the Furniture Unit of the Kumasi Technical Institute (KTI) established in 1952. The Department’s name has undergone changes from the initial ‘Machine Woodwork and Cabinet Making Department’ to the current ‘Interior Design and Materials Technology Department’ to adapt to the demands of the materials and interior design industries. The Department runs an HND programme and has also developed a 4-year BTech programme in Interior Design and Materials Technology with two options and which is awaiting accreditation for commencement.
To be a centre of excellence in research and transfer of knowledge towards training professional manpower for the interior design, materials and wood processing and their allied industries.
The objectives of the Department are to:
- Produce interior design and furniture production graduates with the needed skills and knowledge to work effectively and efficiently in industries.
- Equip graduates with the required skills and knowledge about wood and non-wood materials and their fabrications to produce various artefacts
- Contribute meaningfully towards sustainable utilization of forest materials and sustainable natural environment through research and teaching.
- Contribute appreciably towards the work of regulatory agencies such as the Forestry Commission, Wood Industries Development Division, Ghana Standards Authority and others.