FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MINNA

POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL
Admission into Postgraduate Programmes
For 2012/2013 Academic Session

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following Postgraduate Programmes in the various Schools of the University.

M.TECH/M.ENG AND Ph.D. PROGRAMMES


1.         School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology

a)         Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Technology

M.Tech (Full-time only) and Ph.D (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Agricultural Economics and ii) Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology

b)         Department of Animal Production

M.Tech (Full-time only) and Ph.D. (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:i) Ruminant Nutrition.  ii) Ruminant Animal Production.  iii) Monogastric Nutrition  iv)  Monogastric Animal Production  v) Reproductive Physiology, vi)   Pasture Production (M.Tech only)

c)         Department of Crop Production

M.Tech in Agronomy (Full-time only)
Ph.D
(Full-time only) in the following areas of specialization:
i)  Weed Science,   ii) Horticulture, iii)     Seed Technology,  iv)   Plant Breeding/Genetics and v) Post Harvest Technology.

d)         Department of Soil Science

M.Tech (Full-time only) and Ph.D. (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i)  Soil Conservation and Water Management  ii) Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition, iii)  Soil Physics,  iv) Soil Microbiology  v) Pedology

e) Department of Water Resources, Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology

M. Tech Fisheries Technology (Full-time only)
Ph.D (
Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:

i)      Fish Nutrition, ii)  Hydrobiology & Fisheries, iii)    Fish Post Harvest Technology, iv) Aquaculture Nutrition,v)  Fish Genetics and Breeding, vi) Fish Biology, vii) Fish Ecology and  viii)  Fish Toxicology

O’ Level Entry Requirement for School of Agriculture and Agricultural   Technology

Candidates applying into any   Department in the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering Technology must have at least five O’ Level credits to include: English, Mathematics, Biology /Agricultural `Science, Chemistry and any one relevant Science subject.


2.           School of Engineering and Engineering Technology

a) Department of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering

M.Eng (Full-time) and Ph.D. (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i)   Farm Power Machinery, ii)  Crop Processing and Storage, ii)  Soil and Water Engineering, iv)   Food Engineering and  v)  Farm Structures & Environment

b)         Department of Chemical Engineering

M.Eng and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (Full-time only)

c) Department of Civil Engineering

M.Eng (Full-time only) and Ph.D. (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i)        Structural Engineering and ii) Water Resources Engineering

d)         Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering

M.Eng and Ph.D. in Electrical Power and Machines (Full –time only)

e)         Department of Mechanical Engineering

M.Eng (Full-time only) and Ph.D. (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i)   Thermofluids, Power Plant, and Automotive Engineering  iii)  Industrial and Production Engineering, ii)  Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and  iv)  Design and Applied Mechanics Engineering

f)         Department of Communication Engineering

M.Eng and Ph.D. in Communication Engineering. (Full-time and Part-time)

O’ Level Entry Requirement for School of Engineering and Engineering   Technology.

Candidates applying into any   Department in the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, must have at least  Five O’ Level credits  to include English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any one of the following:  Biology/Agricultural          Science, Technical Drawing, Geography or Economics.


3. School of Environmental Technology

a) Department of Architecture

M.Tech (Full-time only) and Ph.D. (Full-time and Part-time) in Architecture

Specific Entry Requirement.

  • B.Tech (Arch) Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division from a 5-year Architecture programme.
  • Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits to include English, Mathematics, Physics and any two of the following: Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Economics, Geography, Building Construction, Fine Art and Surveying.

b) Department of Building

M.Tech in the following areas of specialization:
i)     Building Services (Part-time only),  ii)  Construction Management (Full-time and Part-time)  iii)   Construction Technology (Full-time and Part-time)

Ph.D. (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i)     Construction Management and   ii)   Construction Technology

O’ Level Entry Requirement

Minimum of five (5) O’ Level Credits to include English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and one of the following subjects Economics, Geography, Technical Drawing, Biology/ Agricultural Science.


c) Department of Estate Management

M.Tech ) in Estate Management (Full-time only)

O’ Level Entry Requirement

Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits to include English, Mathematics,   Economics and any other two from the following: Geography, Technical Drawing, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and Physics.


5.         School of Science and Science Education

a)         Department of Biochemistry

Ph.D. (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i)  Toxicology, ii) Nutritional Biochemistry and iii) Medical Biochemistry

O’ Level Entry Requirement

Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

b)      Department of Biological Sciences

M. Tech (Full-time only) and Ph.D. (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i)   Applied Entromology and Parasitology, ii)   Applied Hydrobiology and  iii)   Applied Genetics and Breeding

O’ Level Entry Requirement

Candidates must have five (5) O’ Level credits in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and any other Science subjects. At least a pass in Physics is required.

c) Department of Chemistry

M.Tech and Ph.D. (in Analytical Chemistry (Full-time only)

O’ Level Entry Requirement:

Minimum of Five (5) O’ Level Credits in English, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry Biology.

e) Department of Geology

M.Tech (Full-time only) and Ph.D. (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:

i)       Hydrogeology/Engineering Geology/Environmental Geology ii)      Paleontology/Biostratigraphy and   iii)   Mineral Exploration

O’ Level Entry Requirement

Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits  in English, Mathematics, Biology Chemistry and any other Science subject.

f)         Department of Industrial and Technology Education

M.Tech and Ph.D. (Full-time only) in the following areas of specialization:

i)       Automobile Technology Education,   ii) Building Technology Education iii)     Electrical/Electronics Technology Education,

iii)                Metal work Technology Education and iv) Woodwork Technology Education.

O’ Level Entry Requirement

Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits passes in English, Mathematics, Physics and any two other Science subjects.

g)         Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

1. M.Tech in Applied Mathematics (Full-time and Part-time)

Ph.D. in Mathematics (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:

i)    Numerical Analysis, ii)   Mathematical Modelling and Bio-Mathematics  iv)  Fluid Mechanics, iv)   Analytical Dynamics and v)  Optimization and Control Theory.

2.  M.Tech (Full-time only) and Ph.D. (Full-time and Part-time) in Computer Science

3.  M.Tech in Cyber Security (Full-time only)

O’ Level Entry Requirement

Candidates applying into any of the programmes in the Department of Mathematics must have five (5) O’ Level credits in English, Mathematics, Physics and any two other Science subjects to include Chemistry Biology, Further Mathematics and Technical Drawing.

h)         Department of Microbiology

M.Tech (Full-time only) and Ph.D (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:

i)    Food and Industrial Microbiology,   ii) Medical Microbiology  iii)  Environmental Microbiology and   iv) Pharmaceutical Microbiology

O’ Level Entry Requirement

Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits in English, Mathematics, Chemistry Biology and any other Science subject.  At least a pass in Physics is required.

i)          Department of Physics

M.Tech and Ph.D (Full-time only) in the following areas of specialization:

i)   Solid State Physics ,      ii)   Nuclear Physics and  iii) Atmospheric Physics

O’ Level Entry Requirement

Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits  in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and one other Science subject.

j)          Department of Science Education

M.Tech and Ph.D (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:

i)         Science Education and  ii) Educational Technology

O’ Level Entry Requirement

Minimum of Five (5) O’ Level credits in English, Mathematics, and three other Science subjects.

k.         Centre for Disaster Risk Management & Development Studies

Masters in Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies (Full-time only).

Admission Requirements

  • Five ‘O’ Level credits including English and Mathematics and any of Geography, Biology/Agric Science plus any two science or social science subjects.
  • Minimum of Third Class Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences, Social Sciences, Medicine, Agriculture, Forestry, Environmental Sciences and Engineering,
  • from recognized Institutions.
  • Minimum of Lower Credit in Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least 3 years of working experience in relevant fields.
  • Evidence of National Youth Service (NYSC) discharge Certificate or exemption letter.)

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A candidate applying for Postgraduate Studies in the Federal University of Technology, Minna must have obtained five (5) Credits in WAEC, NECO, NABTEB and GCE (O’Level) or their equivalents including English Language and Mathematics at not more than two sittings.  No admission shall be made on the basis of any awaiting O/Level paper result and no exemption is made for admission into any programme.

1.         Master Degree Programmes

i.          A Minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) degree from Federal University of Technology, Minna or any other recognized University.
ii.         A Third Class Honours Degree with at least 3 years Postgraduate experience in relevant fields may be considered, in some areas, passing a qualifying examination to be administered by the Department of the candidates in consultation with the Postgraduate School may be required.
iii.        Candidates with HND with a minimum of Lower Credit, OND Lower Credit and a Postgraduate Diploma in relevant field with, at least a minimum of Lower Credit and one year graduation experience may be considered.
iv         For avoidance of doubt, candidates with PASS grade at any level Degree, PGD, HND and OND do not qualify for admission to the Masters Degree Programmes.  No Diploma candidate with CGPA less than 2.50 qualifies for admission into the Masters Degree Programmes.
v          Where examination is required as in the case of 1 (ii) and 1 (iii) above, an examination fee of N500.00 will be charged outside the cost of Postgraduate application forms.
vi.        In all cases of admission the final decision on qualified candidates rests with the Postgraduate School Board. Candidates with Science-based background are normally considered.
vii.       All Masters Degree Programmes require course work components in addition to research work components. There is no exemption.  A thesis must be defended and submitted for a student to qualify to graduate.

2          Ph.D. Programme

i. Candidates for admission for any of Ph.D. Programme shall be Masters Degree graduates of the Federal University of Technology, Minna or any other University recognized by the Senate or holders of equivalent qualifications acceptable to the University Senate.

ii.         A Master Degree holder applying for  Ph.D. Programme of the University must have maintained a weighted score average of 60% or a ‘B’ grade or a CGPA of 3.50 out of 5.00 in overall performance in the Masters Degree programme.

iii.       Appropriate courses may be prescribed for candidates whose background is considered weak for the areas of specialization.  This is done at the discretion of the School/Department within the approved general regulations/guidelines of the Postgraduate School.

DURATION OF PROGRAMMES

i           Masters Degree Programmes
The Masters Degree programme are expected to last a minimum of 3 Semesters for Full-Time Students and 4 Semesters for Part-Time Students. The maximum allowable periods of studies shall be 6 Semesters for Full-Time and 8 Semesters for Part-Time Students, subject to maintaining a GPA of 2.50 in every semester.  Failure to meet this requirement will result in withdrawal from the programme.
ii          Ph.D Programmes
A Minimum of 36 months for Full-Time Students and 60 months for Part-Time Students is required.  A maximum of 60 months and 84 months is allowed for Full-Time and Part-Time Students respectively.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES


1.         Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Technology

  • Postgraduate  Diploma in Agricultural Economics (Full-time only)
  • Postgraduate  Diploma in Extension and Rural Sociology (Full-time only)

Entry Requirements:

  • HND holder from a recognized Polytechnic with at least Lower Credit.
  • B.Sc., B.Tech/B.Eng from recognized University with minimum of Third Class.
  • Minimum of five (5) Credits at O’ level WAEC, NECO, GCE or NABTEB which must include English, Mathematics, Agricultural Science/Biology, Chemistry and any other science subject but at least a pass in Physics is required.

2.         Department of Animal Production

Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Production (Full-time only)


3.         Department of Crop Production

Postgraduate Diploma in Crop Production (Full-time only)


4.         Department of Water Resources Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology

Postgraduate Diploma in Fisheries Technology (Full-Time)

Entry Requirements for Departments of Animal Production, Crop Production and Water Resources, Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology:

  • A Higher National Diploma (HND) in Agriculture from a recognized Institution with overall aggregate of not less than Lower Credit (Minimum CGPA of 2.50).
  • A Bachelor Degree in Agriculture and Allied Discipline such as Vet. Medicine, Biology, Botany and Zoology with a minimum of a Second Class (Lower Division) or its equivalent for unclassified Degrees.
  • Minimum of five (5) O’ Level Credits as stated in 1. (iii) above.

5.         Department of Chemical Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering (Full-time only)

Entry Requirements:

  • A Higher National Diploma (HND) in Chemical Engineering from a recognized Polytechnic or any recognized Institution with at least Lower Credit grade.
  • HND in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Agricultural Engineering from any recognized Institution.
  • B.Sc. or B.Eng. with Third Class in Chemical Engineering.
  • Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits which must include English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other Science Subject.

6.         Department of Civil Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering (Full-time)

Entry Requirements:

  • Higher National Diploma (HND) with a minimum of Lower Credit in Civil Engineering or Water Resources Engineering.
  • B.Eng from a recognized University with a minimum of Third Class.
  • Minimum of Five (5) O’ Level credits as in 5 (iv) above

7.         Department of Mechanical Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Full-time only)

Entry Requirements:

  • Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Electrical Engineering from any recognized Polytechnic or any recognized institution with a minimum of Lower Credit.
  • B.Sc or B.Eng with Third Class in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum of Five (5) O’ Level credits as in 5 (iv) above

8.         Department of Entrepreneurship and Business Management Technology

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management Technology (Full-time only)

Entry Requirement:

  • Higher National Diploma (HND) in related field from a any recognized Polytechnic or any recognized institution with a minimum of Lower Credit.
  • B.Sc., B.Tech or B.Eng. with a minimum of Third Class in any relevant field.
  • Minimum of Five  O’ Level credits to include Mathematics, English, Economics, and any other two science  or social science subjects.

9.         Department of Estate Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Estate Management (Full-time only)

Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum of Five O’ Level credits in Mathematics, English, Economics and any other two from the following:  Geography, Technical Drawing, Chemistry, Agricultural Science/Biology and Physics.
  • HND holders from a recognized Polytechnic or Monotechnic or its equivalent with at least Lower Credit.
  • A Third Class Degree in Estate Management.
  • B.Tech/B.Sc Degree with  not less than Second Class Lower Division in related disciplines of the Federal University of Technology, Minna or any recognized University.

10.       Department of Computer Science

Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (Full-time and Part-time)

  • B.Sc or B.Tech/B.Eng from any recognized Institution with a minimum of Third Class Degree.
  • HND in Computer Science from a recognized Institution with a minimum of Lower Credit.
  • Minimum of Five O’ Level credits to include English, Mathematics, Physics, and two other relevant science subjects.

11.       Department of Architecture

Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture (Full-time only)

Entry Requirements:

  • Third Class Degree in Architecture
  • HND with at least Upper Credit in Architecture from a recognized Polytechnic.
  • HND (Lower Credit) in Architecture from a recognized Polytechnic with at least 3 years relevant post-qualification experience.
  • Minimum of Five (5) O’ Level credits to include Mathematics, English, Physics and any two of the following subjects:  Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Economics, Geography, Building Construction, Fine Art and Surveying.

11.       Department of Building

Postgraduate Diploma in Building (Full-time only)

Entry Requirements:

  • Higher National Diploma (HND) in Building from a recognized Institution with a minimum overall aggregate of not less than a Lower Credit.
  • B.Sc, B.Tech/B.Eng in the following disciplines: Building, Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Physics, from a recognized University with minimum of Third Class.
  • Minimum of Five O’ Level credits to include English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and one of the following subjects:  Economics, Geography, Technical Drawing and Biology/Agric. Science.

12.       Department of Quantity Surveying

Postgraduate Diploma in Quantity Surveying (Full-time and Part-time)

Entry Requirements:

  • Higher National Diploma (HND) from recognized Polytechnics with a minimum of Lower Credit.
  • B.Tech/B.Sc Quantity Surveying with a minimum of third Class.
  • Minimum of Five O’ Level credits to include English, Mathematics and Physics plus two other subjects chosen from Chemistry, Economics, Biology, Accounting, Business Method, Geography and Technical Drawing.

13.       Department of Urban and Regional Planning

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Housing Studies (Full-time only)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (Full-time only)

Entry Requirements:

  • Higher National Diploma (HND) with minimum of Lower Credit in Town Planning from a recognized Institution.
  • B.Sc, or B.Tech in Urban and Regional Planning, Estate Management, Architecture, Land Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Building, Geography and Civil Engineering with a minimum of  Third Class Degree.
  • Minimum of Five O’ Level Credits to include English, Mathematics, Geography and any other two subjects from Science or Social Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Agric. Science/Biology, Economics and Government).


14.       Centre for Human Settlements and Urban Development.

Postgraduate Diploma in Public-Private Partnership in Urban Environment (PPPUE) (Full-time only).

Entry Requirements:

  • A Minimum of HND at Lower Credit in any related discipline or First Degree with a minimum of Third Class from Environmental/Social Sciences and Engineering background.
  • Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits passes including English & Mathematics plus any other relevant subjects.

15.       Department of Geography

Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management (Full-time and Part-time)

Entry Requirements:

  • A Minimum of HND at Lower Credit in any related discipline or First Degree with a minimum of Third Class from any recognized institution.
  • A minimum of HND at Lower Credit in any related discipline or First Degree with a minimum of Third Class from Environmental/Social Sciences and Engineering background.
  • Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits including English & Mathematics. Geography, Physics, and any other Science subject

16.       Department of Industrial and Technology Education

Postgraduate Diploma (Full-time only) in the following areas of specialization:

  • Automobile Technology Education
  • Building Technology Education
  • Electrical/Electronics Technology Education
  • Metal work Technology Education
  • Woodwork Technology Education

Entry Requirements:

  • A Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electrical, Civil, or Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of Lower Credit from any recognized Institution.
  • Full Technological Certificate in Engineering or Technology with a minimum of Lower Credit.
  • Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits including English, Mathematics. Physics, and any other two Science subjects.

17.       Department of Science Education

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Full-time only)

Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum of Third Class Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized Institution.
  • Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits including English & Mathematics. and three other Science subjects.

18 Centre for Disaster Risk Management & Development Studies

Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies (full-time only

Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum of Third Class Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences, Engineering, and Environmental Sciences from recognized institutions.
  • Minimum of Lower Credit in Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least 3 years working experience in relevant fields.
  • Minimum of Five ‘O’ Level credits including  English, Mathematics and any of Geography,  Biology/Agric Science plus any two science or social science subjects.

DURATION OF STUDIES IN POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

Generally, Full-time Students are expected to graduate normally after 3 Semesters while those on Part-time will graduate after four 4 Semesters of successful completion of their programmes, subject to maintaining a minimum GPA of 1.50 in any semester.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

  • All applications for Admission should be online:

The Secretary,
Postgraduate School,
Federal University of Technology,
P.M.B. 65,
Minna,
Niger State.

  • Application forms will be on sale as from 16th July 2012
  • Completed application forms must be returned to the Secretary, Postgraduate School on or before 3rd October 2012 and must include photocopies of credentials including NYSC Discharge Certificate/ Exemption or  Exclusion letter.  Failure to submit any or all the items at the time of selection is sufficient grounds to disqualify an applicant.
  • All Ph.D. applications must be accompanied  by  a type-written proposal of the research interest (not more than 2000 words) of the applicant.
  • It is the responsibility of each candidate to ensure that the Referee’s report and transcripts are received on time.  Any application not accompanied by at least two referees’ report will be rejected.
  • Any Ph.D. application not supported with an official academic transcript and proposed research at the point of consideration shall be disqualified.
  • Provisional Admission cannot be utilized without all necessary bio-data submitted.  Registration formalities(payment of fees, registration and screening) shall be completed within the four weeks of the commencement of the Session beyond which there shall be penalty for late registration up to the sixth week of the commencement of the Session.

 

 

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