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FutMinna 2010/2011 Postgraduate Programme Application Begins

Posted: 17-Sep-2010 [15:16:44] into by Myschool for futminna | 7 Comments


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 and Ph.D (Full-Time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Agricultural Economics
ii) Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology
b) Department of Animal Production
M.Tech and Ph.D (Full-Time and Part-Time) in the following areas of specialization:
M. Tech/Ph.D
i) Animal Production
ii) Animal Nutrition
iii) Reproductive Physiology
iv) Pasture and Range Management
c) Department of Crop Production
M.Tech (Full-Time and Part-Time)
i) Agronomy
Ph.D (Full-Time and Part-Time)
i) Crop Production
ii) Agronomy
iii) Horticulture
iv) Seed Technology
v) Weed Science
vi) Plant Breeding
vii) Post Harvest Technology 2
d) Department of Soil Science
M.Tech and Ph.D (Full-Time and Part-Time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Soil Conservation and Water Management
ii) Soil Fertility
iii) Soil Physics
iv) Soil Microbiology
v) Pedology
e) Department of Water Resources, Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology
M.Tech and Ph.D (Full-Time and Part-Time) in the following areas of specialization:
M.Tech
Fisheries Technology
Ph.D
i) Fish Nutrition
ii) Hydrobiology and Fisheries
iii) Fish Post Harvest Technology
iv) Aquaculture Nutrition
v) Fish Genetics and Breeding
vi) Fish Biology
vii) Fish Ecology
viii) Fish Toxicology

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.
iii) Soil and Water Engineering.
iv) Food Engineering
b) Department of Chemical Engineering
M. Eng (Full-Time) and Ph.D (Full-Time and Part-Time)
in Chemical Engineering. 3
c) Department of Civil Engineering
Ph.D (Full-Time and Part-Time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Structural Engineering
ii) Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
d) Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering
M. Eng and Ph.D in Electric Power and Machines
e) Department of Mechanical Engineering
M. Eng (Full-Time) and Ph.D (Full-Time and Part-Time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Industrial and Production Engineering
ii) Metallurgy and Materials Engineering

3. School of Environmental Technology

a) Department of Architecture
M.Tech Architecture (Full-Time)
b) Department of Urban and Regional Planning
M.Tech Urban and Regional Planning (Full-Time)
Ph.D Urban and Regional Planning (Full-Time and Part-Time)

4. School of Information and Communication Technology

a) Department of Computer Science
M.Tech and Ph.D in Computer Science (Full-Time)
b) Department of Cyber Security
M.Tech and Ph.D in Cyber Security (Full-Time)
c) Department of Computer Engineering.
M.Eng and Ph.D in Computer Engineering (Full-Time)
d) Department of Computer Engineering. 4
M.Eng and Ph.D in Communication Engineering (Full-Time)

Note
Candidates seeking admission to the programmes must satisfy the following general and specific requirements:
1) Possess a minimum of a Second Class Lower Degree of Federal University of Technology, Minna or any other recognized University in Computer Science, Cyber Security Science, Computer Engineering or allied disciplines.
2) Only candidates with Engineering background shall be admitted to Computer Engineering Programme.
3) All candidates may be required to sit for admission examination.

5. School of Science and Science Education

a) Department of Biochemistry
M.Tech (Full-Time) and Ph.D (Full-Time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Applied Enzymology
ii) Biofuels Research
iii) Industrial Biochemistry
iv) Medical Biochemistry
v) Medicinal Plants/Drug Discovery
a) Malaria Research
b) Trypanosiamiasis Research
c) Diabetes Research
vi) Nutrition
vii) Toxicology

b) Department of Biological Sciences
M.Tech (Full-Time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Applied Entomology
ii) Applied Parasitology
iii) Applied Plant Cytogenetics and Breeding

Ph.D (Full-Time) in the following area of specialization: 5
Applied Plant Cytogenetics and Breeding
c) Department of Chemistry
M.Tech and Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry (Full-Time and Part-Time)
d) Department of Geology
M.Tech (Full-Time) and Ph.D (Full-Time and Part-Time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Hydrogeology/Engineering Geology/Environmental Geology
ii) Paleontology/Biostratigraphy
iii) Mineral Exploration

e) Department of Industrial and Technology Education
M.Tech and Ph.D (Full-Time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Automobile Technology Education
ii) Building Technology Education
iii) Electrical/Electronics Technology Education
iv) Metal work Technology Education
v) Woodwork Technology Education

f) Department of Mathematics and Statistics
M.Tech and Ph.D (Full-Time and Part-Time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Mathematics (M.Tech)
ii) Applied Mathematics (Ph.D)

g) Department of Microbiology
M.Tech and Ph.D (Full-Time and Part-Time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Industrial Microbiology
ii) Medical Microbiology
iii) Environmental Microbiology
vi) Pharmaceutical Microbiology
h) Department of Physics
M.Tech (Full-Time and Part-Time) in the following areas of specialization: 6
i) Applied Geophysics
ii) Solid State Physics

iii) Applied Atmospheric (Meteorology) Physics
iv) Applied Nuclear Physics

Ph.D (Full-Time and Part-Time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Geophysics
ii) Solid State Physics

i) Department of Science Education
M.Tech and Ph.D (Full-Time and Part-Time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Science Education
ii) Educational Technology

j) Centre for Disaster, Risk Management and Development Studies
Masters in Disaster, Risk Management and Development Studies (Full-Time)

Admission Requirements

1) A minimum of Second Class degree from a recognized University.

2) Candidates with Third Class degree with a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience.

3) Fresh graduates who have five ?O? Level passes at credit level including Mathematics and English.

General Admission Requirements

a) A candidate applying for Postgraduate Studies in the Federal University of Technology, Minna must have obtained five (5) Credits in WAEC, NECO 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/L paper result and no exemption is made for admission into any programme.
5.1 Master Degree Programmes
b) A Minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) degree from Federal University of Technology, Minna or any other recognized University.
c) A Third Class Honour 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.
d) Candidates with HND with a minimum of 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.
e) For avoidance of doubt, candidates with PASS grade at any level (Degree, PGD and HND) 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.
f) Where examination is required as in the case of 5.1 (b) and 5.1 (c) above, an examination fee of N500.00 will be charged outside the cost of Postgraduate application forms.
g) 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.
h) All Masters Degree Programmes require course work components in addition to research work components. There is no exemption. A thesis must be submitted and defended for a student to qualify to graduate.
5.2 Ph.D Programme
a) Candidates for Admission for any of the Ph.D Programmes shall be Masters Degree graduates of the Federal University of Technology, Minna or any other Universities recognized by the Senate or holders of equivalent qualifications acceptable to University Senate.
b) A Master Degree holder applying for the Ph.D Programmes of the University must have maintained a weighted score average of 60% or a ?B? grade or a CGPA of 3.50 in overall performance in the Masters Degree programme.

c) 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

6.1 Masters Degree Programmes 8
The Masters Degree programmes are expected to last a minimum of 18 months for Full-Time Students and 24 months for Part-Time Students. The maximum allowable periods of studies shall be 36 months for Full-Time and 48 months 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.
6.2 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

PGD (Full-Time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics
ii) Postgraduate Diploma in Extension and Rural Sociology

Entry Requirements:
a) HND holder from a recognized Polytechnic with at least Lower Credit.

b) B.Sc., B.Tech/B.Eng from recognized University with minimum of Third Class.

2. Department of Animal Production
PGD in Animal Production (Full-Time)
Entry Requirements:
a) A Higher National Diploma (HND) in Agriculture from a recognized

Institution with a minimum overall aggregate of not less than a Lower
Credit.
b) A Bachelor?s Degree certificate in Agriculture and Allied disciplines such

as Vet. Medicine, Biology, Zoology with a minimum of a Second Class
Division or its equivalent.

3. Department of Crop Production
Postgraduate Diploma in Crop Production (Full-Time)
Entry Requirement:
i) A Higher National Diploma (HND) in Agriculture with a minimum of Lower Credit and a minimum of Third Class Degree in Agriculture and Science.

4. Department of Water Resources Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology.
Postgraduate Diploma in Fisheries Technology (Full-Time)
Entry Requirement:
a) 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).
b) A Bachelor Degree in Agriculture and Allied Discipline such as Vet.

Medicine, Botany and Zoology with a minimum of a Second Class (Lower
Division) or its equivalent for unclassified Degrees.

5. Department of Chemical Engineering
Postgraduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering (Full-Time)
Entry Requirement:
i) Higher National Diploma (HND) in Chemical Engineering from a recognized Polytechnic or any recognized Institution with at least Lower Credit grade.

ii) HND in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Agricultural Engineering from any recognized Institution.

iii) B.Sc. or B.Eng. with Third Class in Chemical Engineering.

6. Department of Civil Engineering
Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering (Full-Time)
Entry Requirements:
i) Higher National Diploma (HND) with a minimum of Lower Credit in Civil Engineering, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering.

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

7. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Full-Time)
Entry Requirements:
i) 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.

ii) B.Sc or B.Eng with Third Class in Mechanical Engineering.

8. Department of Urban and Regional Planning.
i) Postgraduate Diploma in Housing Studies (Full-Time)
ii) Postgraduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (Full-Time)

9. Centre for Human Settlements and Urban Development.
Postgraduate Diploma in Public-Private Partnership in Urban Environment (PPPUE) (Full-Time).
Entry Requirements:
i) 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.
ii) A minimum of 5 O? Level Credit Pass including English & Mathematics.
iii) Department of Estate Management
iv)
v) PGD Estate Management (Full-Time).
vi)
Entry Requirement:
viii) i) A candidate must possess Five O? Level Credits in Mathematics, English,
ix) Economics and any other two from the following: Geography, Technical Drawing, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Biology and Physics.
x)
xi) ii) HND holder from a recognized Polytechnic or Monothenics or its equivalent with at least Lower Credit.
xii)
xiii) iii) A Third Class Degree in Estate Management.
xiv)
xv) iv) B.Tech/B.Sc Degree with Second Class Lower Division in related disciplines of the Federal University of Technology, Minna or any recognized University.

10. Department of General Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management Technology (Full-time)
Entry Requirements:
i) HND holder from a recognized Polytechnic with at least Lower Credit.

ii) B.Sc, B.Tech/B.Eng from a recognized University with a minimum of Third Class.

11. Department of Mathematics/Statistics
Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (Full-Time and Part-Time)
Entry Requirement:
A Bachelor Degree with a minimum of Third Class or HND (at least Lower Credit) in Science oriented disciplines from any recognized Institution.

12. Department of Industrial and Technology Education
Postgraduate Diploma (Full-Time) in the following areas of specializations:
i) Automobile Technology Education
ii) Building Technology Education
iii) Electrical/Electronics Technology Education
iv) Metal work Technology Education
v) Woodwork Technology Education
Entry Requirements:
i) A Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electrical, Civil, or Mechanical Engineering or Technology with a minimum of Lower Credit from any recognized Institution.
ii) Full Technological Certificate in Engineering or Technology with a minimum of Lower Credit.

13. Department of Science Education
Postgraduate Diploma in Science Technology Education (Full-Time and Part-Time) 12
Entry Requirement:
i) To be eligible for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma in Education Technology Programme (Sandwich) candidates must hold First Degree or its equivalent from recognized Institution.

DURATION OF STUDIES IN POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

Generally, Full-Time Students are expected to graduate normally after 18 months while those on Part-time will graduate after 24 months of successful completion of their programmes, subject to maintaining a minimum GPA of 1.50 in any semester.
MEHOD OF APPLICATION
1. All applications for Admission should be directed to:

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

2. Application forms will be on sale as from Monday 16th August, 2010.

3. Completed application forms must be returned to the Secretary, Postgraduate School on or before Friday, 15th October, 2010. And should be sent together with two self-addressed envelopes all credentials claimed and photocopy of NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificate. Failure to submit any or all the items at the time of selection is sufficient grounds to disqualify an applicant.

4. All Ph.D applications must be accompanied with a type-written proposal of the research interest (not more than 2000 words) of the applicant.

5. 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 would be rejected.

6. Any Ph.D application not supported with an official academic transcript and proposed research at the point of consideration shall be disqualified.

7. Provisional Admission cannot be utilized without all necessary bio-data are submitted. Registration formalities 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.

APPLICATION FORMS

University charges an application fee of N5000.00 Payable in Bank draft made in favour of the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUT MINNA).

PAYMENT OF FEES AND OTHER CHARGES

All students are required to pay in full their fees and charges in the first year and thereafter each Semester of their studentship including any period of extension of studies approved by the University Senate.

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Comments on this Information (7)
22-Sep-2010 13:25:28,
C'zar says;
i want to apply for M.tech architecture.Does anybody knows the duration of the course and when the registration will close?

24-Sep-2010 20:05:29,
gbenga wale says;
y is it dat nysc exemption or discharge cert is a must?wht abt we dat did evening prog at unijos.pla2 state:but ws assure 2 be given exemptinon cert.up til date we yet 2 rec.it.are we nt qualify?

25-Mar-2011 02:39:21,
OBIOMZ says;
PLEASE IS THERE ANY COURSE LIKE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN FUT MINNA, I WISH TO MASTER IT.

29-Mar-2011 12:02:03,
kosi says;
i want to know when the form for 2011/2012 will be out for sale in the school of post graduate studies.

06-Apr-2011 15:20:33,
abdulkarim yerima gwam says;
i applied for m.tech.in educational tech. in 2011/2012prgramme adverticed by futminna, but to my surprise when the admission was released no body was taken in the dept.of my choice and no reason was giving by the authorities concern. please can know why?

25-Oct-2011 07:56:27,
IBRAHIM USMAN says;
can a graduate of B.sc (ed)biology takes his masters in Medical microbiology in futmina

30-Apr-2012 10:45:10,
Abbasibrahim says;
Hello Guys. Please does anyone know when Futminna will commence the sale of application forms for Postgraduate studies. I really need this piece of information. Thanks.



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