FUTMINNA Postgraduate Admission Form 2016/2017 Is On Sale

Federal University of Technology, Minna, FUTMINNA postgraduate admission application form for the 2016/2017 academic session is out.

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

MTech/MEng and PhD Programmes

1.         SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE AND AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY

O’ Level Entry Requirement for 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.

  1. Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Technology

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

  1. Agricultural Economics and
  2. Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology

  

MTech (Full-time ) in the following areas of specialization:

  1. Agricultural Economics and
  2. Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology

  

  1. Department of Animal Production

PhD (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization.

  1. Animal Nutrition
  2. Pasture Production
  3. Meat science                                                                                                
  4. Dairy and cattle Production
  5. Reproductive Physiology
  6. Animal Breeding and Genetics

MTech (Full-time only) in Animal Production.

  1. Department of Crop Production

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

 

  1. Weed Science,
  2. Horticulture,
  3. Seed Technology,
  4. Crop Breeding/Genetics
  5. Post Harvest Technology
  6. Crop protection

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

  1. Crop protection
  2. Crop production
  3. Agronomy
  1. Department of Soil Science and Land Management

PhD (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:

i)          Soil Conservation and Water Management

ii)         Soil Fertility

iii)       Soil  Physics

  1. Soil Microbiology
  2. Pedology

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

 

i)         Soil Conservation and Water Management

ii)        Soil Fertility

  1. Soil   Physics,

iv)        Soil Microbiology

  1. Pedology
  2. Soil chemistry
  1. Department of Water Resources, Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology

            PhD (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:

  1. Aquaculture/Fish nutrition
  2. Hydrobiology/Limnology
  3. Fish Post Harvest Technology
  4. Fish Genetics and Breeding
  5. Fish Biology
  6. Fish Ecology
  7. Fish Toxicology

           

MTech (Full-time only) in Fisheries Technology

                      

2.           SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

O’ Level Entry Requirement for 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.

a)         Department of Chemical Engineering

 

PhD (Full-time and Part-time) in Chemical Engineering

MEng (Full-time only) in Chemical Engineering

 b)        Department of Civil Engineering

           

PhD (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of Specialization:

  1. Structural Engineering
  2. Geotechnical Engineering

MEng in (Full-time) in the following areas of specialization:

  1. Structural Engineering
  2. Geotechnical Engineering

 

c)         Department of Computer Engineering

PhD (Full-time and Part-time) for Staff of the Department only.

d)         Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering

PhD (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization

  1. Power systems
  2. Electric Machine and Drives (for Staff of the Department only)
  3. Electronics

MEng (Full–time only) in the following areas of specialization:

  1. Electronics
  2. Control and Instrumentation

 

e)         Department of Mechanical Engineering

PhD (Full–time and Part-time) and MEng (Full-time only) in the following areas of Specialization:

  1. Industrial and Production Engineering
  2. Materials  and Metallurgy Engineering
  3. Design and Solid Mechanics Engineering
  4. Thermofluids and Power Plant Engineering
  5. Foundry Engineering

3.         SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY

                                                        

a)         Department of Architecture

 

PhD  Architecture (full-time and  part-time)MTech in Architecture (Full-time only)

            Specific Entry Requirement.

 

  1. BTech (Arch) Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division from a 5-year Architecture programme.
  2. 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.

 

            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

PhD and  MTech in Quantity Surveying (Full–time only).

                      

Specific Entry Requirement.

 

  1. Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits to include English, Mathematics, Physics and any two of the following: Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Economics, Geography, Surveying and Agricultural Science/Biology.
  2. BTech/BSc (Quantity Surveying) Degree or equivalent of Federal University of Technology or any other approved University with a minimum of Second Class Honours Degree.

 

PhD (Full-time and Part-time) in Surveying and Geoinformatics. (for Staff of the Department only)

Specific Entry Requirement.

 

  1. Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits to include English, Mathematics, Physics and any two of the following: Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Economics, Geography, Elementary Surveying, Agricultural Science/Biology.
  2. BTech/BSc (Surveying) Degree or equivalent of Federal University of Technology or any other approved University with a minimum of Second Class Honours Degree. In addition the PhD candidates having the following qualification from any approved University.

4.         SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES.

O’ Level Entry Requirement

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

a)         Department of Biochemistry

PhD ( Full –time and Part-time) and MTech (Full-time only) in Biochemistry.

            O’ Level Entry Requirement

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

 

b)      Department of Biological Sciences

            PhD (Full-time and part-time) in the following areas of specialization:

  1. Zoology (Applied Entomology and Parasitology)
  2. Botany (Mycology)

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

 

  1. Zoology (Applied Entomology and Parasitology)
  2. Zoology (Hydrobiology )
  3. Botany (Applied Plant Genetics and Breeding)
  4. Botany (Mycology )

a)         Department of Chemistry

PhD (Full-time and Part-time ) and MTech (Full –time ) in Analytical Chemistry

            O’ Level Entry Requirement:

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

b)         Department of Geography

          

            PhD (Full-time and Part-time) in the following Options

  1.  Applied Meteorology
  2.  Remote Sensing Application
  3.  Environmental Management
  4.  Geography

MTech (full-time) in the following options

  1. Environmental Management
  2. Meteorology
  3. Remote Sensing Application

            O’ Level Entry Requirement:

Minimum of Five (5) O’ Level Credits in English, Mathematics, Geography and any other 2 from the following: Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Biology/Agric Science.

c)         Department of Geology

                        PhD (Full-time and Part-time) and MTech (full-time only) in the following areas of specialization

i)          Hydrogeology

ii)         Mineral Exploration

iii)        Biostratigraphy

            O’ Level Entry Requirement

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

d)      Department of Mathematics

          

PhD (Full-time and Part-time) in Applied Mathematics

MTech (Full –time only) in Applied Mathematics

O’ Level Entry Requirement:

Minimum of Five (5) O’ Level Credits in English, Mathematics, Physics and any other two Science Subjects obtained at not more than two sittings.

6.         SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

a)         Department of Industrial and Technology Education

             

PhD (Full-time and Part-time) and MTech (Full-time only) in the following areas of specialization:

  1. Automobile Technology Education,
    1. Building Technology Education
    2. Electrical/Electronics Technology Education,
    3. Metal Work Technology Education and

             O’ Level Entry Requirement

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

b)         Department of Science Education

           

           PhD (Full-time and Part-time) and MTech (Full-time) in the following areas of specialization:

  1. Educational Technology
  2. Chemistry Education
  3. Biology Education
  4. Geography Education
  5. Mathematics Education
  6. Physics Education

            O’ Level Entry Requirement

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

7.         SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

a)         Department Computer Science

PhD (Full-time and part-time) for Staff of the Department only.

MTech (full-time) in Computer Science.

O’ Level Entry Requirement:

Minimum of Five (5) O’ Level Credits in English, Mathematics, Physics and any other two Science Subjects obtained at not more than two sittings.

NOTE: Aptitude Test will be conducted before admission for all Applicants into M.Tech in Computer Science. Applicants will be contacted through SMS and email on the issue of the aptitude test.

b)         Department of Cyber Security

 

PhD in Cyber Security Science (Full-time and part-time) for Staff of the Department only.

 

O’ Level Entry Requirement:

Minimum of Five (5) O’ Level Credits in English, Mathematics, Physics and any other two Science Subjects obtained at not more than two sittings.

c)          Department of Library and Information Technology

             

PhD (Full-time and Part-time)and MTech (Full-time only)in Library and Information Technology

            O’ Level Entry Requirement

Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits passes in English, Mathematics, and any other (3) subjects. From (i) Geography, (ii) Physics, (iii) Chemistry(iv)Biology, or Agricultural Science and

8.         CENTRE FOR DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

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

Admission Requirements

  1. Five ‘O’ Level credits including English and Mathematics and any of Geography, Biology/Agric Science plus any two science or social science subjects.
  2. Minimum of Third Class Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences, Social Sciences, Medicine, Agriculture, Forestry, Environmental Sciences and Engineering,

From recognized Institutions.

  1. Third class Degree with Postgraduate Diploma in any of the areas listed above and at least 3 years of working experience in relevant fields.
  2. Evidence of National Youth Service (NYSC) discharge Certificate or exemption letter.)

9.        CENTRE FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.

  1. Professional Masters  in Sustainable Urban Development (Full-time)
  2. Professional Masters  in Urban Ecology (Full-time )

Admission Requirements

  1. First Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower in any discipline in Environmental Sciences, Science, Social Science, Agriculture or Engineering; or
  2. A Postgraduate Diploma in any relevant field for holders of Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Lower Credit.
  3. In Addition to (i) and (ii) above, a minimum of five (5) O’Level   Credits in English Language, Mathematics and any other three subjects in either Physics,                      Chemistry, Geography, Biology/Agricultural Science or Economics at not more than two (2) sittings.

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 graduation 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 Master Degree Programmes.  No Diploma candidate withCGPA less than 2.50 qualifies for admission into the Master Degree Programmes.

v          Where examination is required as in the case of 1 (ii) and 1 (iii) above, an examination fee of N2000.00 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 Master 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.                    PhD programme

i.           Candidates for admission for any of PhD Programme shall be Master 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  PhD 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 Master 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           Master Degree Programmes

The Master Degree programmes are expected to last a minimum of three Semesters for Full-Time Students and four Semesters for Part-Time Students. The maximum allowable periods of studies shall be six Semesters for Full-Time and eight Semesters for Part-Time Students, subject to maintaining a CGPA of 2.50 in every semester.  Failure to meet this requirement will result in withdrawal from the programme.

ii          PhD Programmes

A Minimum of six Semesters (three (3) academic Sessions) and maximum of ten Semesters (five (5) academic sessions) for Full-Time Students.

A Minimum of ten Semesters (five (5) academic Sessions) and maximum of forteen Semesters (seven (7) academic sessions) for Part-Time Students respectively.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

1.             SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE AND AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY

  1. Department of Animal Production

Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Production (Full-time only)

Entry Requirements for Departments of Animal Production

 

  1. A Higher National Diploma (HND) in Agriculture from a recognized Institution with

ii)        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.

iii)      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.         SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

  1. Department of Chemical Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering (Full-time only)

Entry Requirements:

 

  1. A Higher National Diploma (HND) in Chemical Engineering from a

Recognized Polytechnic or any recognized Institution with at least Lower Credit grade.

  1. HND in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Agricultural Engineering from any recognized Institution.
  2. BSc or BEng with Third Class in Chemical Engineering.
  3. Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits which must include English, Mathematics, Physics,

Chemistry and any other Science Subject.

b)         Department of Civil Engineering

            Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering (Full-time)

c)         Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering(full-time) in the following options:
  2. Power systems Engineering
  3. Electronic Engineering

            Entry Requirements:

  1. Higher National Diploma (HND) with a minimum of Lower Credit in

Civil Engineering or Water Resources Engineering.

ii)       BEng from a recognized University with a minimum of Third Class.

iii)      Minimum of Five (5) O’ Level credits as in a(iv) above

Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Full-time)

           

Entry Requirements:

  1. Higher National Diploma (HND) with a minimum of Lower Credit in Mechanical  Engineering.

ii)         BEng or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University with a minimum of Third Class.

iii)        Minimum of Five (5) O’ Level credits as in a(iv) above

3.         SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY

a)         Department of Architecture

 

Postgraduate Diploma PGD in Architecture (Full-time only)

Entry Requirements:

  1. Higher National Diploma (HND) with a minimum of Lower Credit in Architecture.

ii)         BTech Or equivalent in Architecture from a recognized University with a minimum of Third Class.

iii)        Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits which must include English,

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other Science Subject.

  1.          Department of Quantity Surveying

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Quantity Surveying (Full-time only)

Entry Requirements:

  1.       Higher National Diploma (HND) with a minimum of Lower Credit in Quantity Surveying     or related field.

ii)         BTech or equivalent in Quantity Surveying from a recognized University with a minimum of Third Class.

           

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Surveying and Geoinformatics

Entry Requirements:

  1.       Higher National Diploma (HND) with a minimum of Lower Credit in Surveying        and Geoinformatics or related field.

ii)         BTech or equivalent in Surveying and Geoinformatics from a recognized University with a minimum of Third Class.

4.            SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES

           

  1. Department of Geography

Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management (Full-time only)

Entry Requirements:

  1. A Minimum of HND at Lower Credit in any related discipline or First Degree with a minimum of Third Class from any recognized institution.
  1. 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.
  1. Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits including English & Mathematics. Geography, Physics, and any other Science subject

a)         Department of Industrial and Technology Education

Postgraduate Diploma (Full-time only) in Industrial Technology Education.

Entry Requirements:

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

b)         Department of Science Education

Postgraduate Diploma in Science Education (Full-time only)

Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Education (Full-time only)

Entry Requirements:

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

6.         SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

            Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (Full-time only)

Entry Requirement:

  1. BSc or BTech/ BEng from any recognised Institution with a minimum of Third Class Degree.
  2. HND in Computer Science from a recognized institution with a minimum of Lower Credit.
  3. Minimum of Five O’ Level credits to include English, Mathematics, Physics and any other two relevant science subjects.

b)         Department of Library and Information Technology

           

Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Technology(full-time only)

            O’ Level Entry Requirement

  1. Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits passes in English, Mathematics, and any other (3) subjects. From (i) Geography, (ii) Physics, (iii) Chemistry (iv) Biology, or Agricultural Science and (v) Economics or Accounting or Government.
  2. Third Class in B.Tech library and information technology or bachelor of library and information science from any recognized  university.
  3. Bachelor degree with a minimum of second class lower division in any disciple
  4. HND with a minimum of lower credit pass in any disciple

 7.        CENTRE FOR DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

  1. Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies (full-time only)
  2. Professional postgraduate Diploma in Climate Change and Mitigation and Adaptation (full-time only)

Entry Requirements:

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

8.         CENTRE FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Infrastructural Development Management (Full-time only).
  2. Postgraduate Diploma in Local Economic Development

Entry Requirements:

 

  1. 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.
  1. Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits passes including English & Mathematics plus any other relevant 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 CGPA of 1.50 in any semester.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

  1. All applications for Postgraduate programmes are online through the University website;
  1. Applications will be accessible as from 16th May, 2016
  1. All requested information on the online application must be correct, and accurately provided with current email addresses and phone numbers.
  1. Completed application forms must be submitted online through the University portal latest on 31st July, 2016. All necessary instructions on filling of form must be adhered to and failure to do so is sufficient grounds to disqualify an applicant.
  1. Completed application forms must be printed out as they would be requested for during registration, on successful admission.
  1. All PhD Applicants must upload their research proposal of interest and ensure that their official transcripts are forwarded to;

The Secretary,

Postgraduate School,

Federal University of Technology,

Minna, Niger State.

before the processing of admission.

Official transcripts could also be sent through our Email (pgs@futminna.edu.ng) to be uploaded before processing of admission.

  1. It is the responsibility of each candidate to ensure that the online referee reports are duly filled and submitted by the respective referees before the closing date. (Minimum of two (2) referees) must be submitted on line.
  1. All certificates must be uploaded in their original form and in colour.

APPLICATION FORMS

University charges an application fee of N10,000.00 naira plus N250.00 naira interswitch charge making a total of N10,250.00 naira payable online via the interswitch platform with the use of master or verve card through the School portal.

PAYMENT OF FEES AND THE PROCEDURES

All successful applicants offered provisional admission must undergo the following registration formalities (payment of fees, registration and screening) shall be completed within a pronounced date beyond which there shall be a penalty of late registration.

Secretary, Postgraduate School

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