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FUTMINNA Postgraduate Admission Form Details 2019/20 Released.

 

The management of Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMinna) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the School of Postgraduate Studies for 2019/2020 Academic Session.

AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES

MTech/MEng and PhD Programmes

1. SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE AND AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY

O’ Level Entry Requirement: Candidates applying into any Department in the School of Agriculture and Agricultural
Technology must have at least five O’ Level credits to include: English Language Mathematics, Biology /Agricultural Science, Chemistry and any one relevant Science Subject.
a) Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Technology
Ph.D (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Agricultural Economics and
ii) Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology

MTech (Full-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Agricultural Economics and
ii) Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology

b) Department of Animal Production
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization.
i) Animal Nutrition (Monogastic&Ruminants)
ii) Meat Science
iii) Reproductive Physiology
iv) Animal Breeding and Genetics
MTech (Full-time only) in Animal Production.
c) Department of Crop Production
PhD (Full-time and part-time) in the following areas of specialization:

i) Weed Science
ii) Horticulture,
iii) Crop Breeding/Genetics
iv) Post Harvest T echnology
v) Crop protection(Nematology&Virology)
MTech (Full-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Crop Protection
ii) Crop Production
iii) Agronomy
d) 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
iv) Soil Microbiology
v) Pedology
MTech (Full-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Soil Conservation and Water Management
ii) Soil Fertility
iii) Soil Physics
iv) Soil Microbiology
v) Pedology
vi) Soil chemistry
e) Department of Water Resources, Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Aquaculture/ Fish nutrition
ii) Hydrobiology/ Limnology
iii) Fish Post Harvest Technology
iv) Fish Genetics and Breeding
v) Fish Biology
vi) Fish Ecology
vii) Fish Toxicology
MTech (Full-time only) in Fisheries Technology

2. SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

O’ Level Entry Requirement: Candidates applying into any Department in the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology must have at least five O’ Level credits to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any one of the following: Biology/Agricultural Science, Technical
Drawing, Geography or Economics.
a) Department of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering
Ph.D. (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Farm Power and Machinery
ii) Crop Processing and Storage
iii) Soil and Water Engineering
MEng (Full-time only) in the following area of specialization
i) Farm Power and Machinery
ii) Crop Processing and Storage
iii) Soil and Water Engineering
iv) Food Engineering
b) Department of Chemical Engineering
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) and MEng (Full-time) in Chemical Engineering
c) Department of Civil Engineering
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) and MEng (Full-time) in the following areas of Specialization:
i) Structural Engineering
ii) Geotechnical Engineering
iii) Water resources and Environmental Engineering
d) Department of Computer Engineering
PhD (Full-time) in Computer Engineering for Staff of the Department only.
e) Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) in power systems option only
f) Department of Mechanical Engineering
PhD (Full–time and Part-time) and MEng (Full-time) in the following areas of Specialization:
i) Industrial and Production Engineering
ii) Materials and Metallurgy Engineering
iii) Design and Solid Mechanics Engineering
iv) Thermofluids and Power Plant Engineering
g )Department of Telecommunication Engineering
Ph.D. (Full-time and Part-time) MEng (Full-time) in Communications Engineering.

3. SCHOOL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

a) Department Of Entrepreneurship And Business studies
PhD (Full-Time and Part-Time) and MTech( Full- time)
O’ Level Entry Requirement: Minimum of five (5) Credit including Mathematics, English Language, Economics and any two Social Science or Science Subjects
b) Department Of Project Management Technology
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) and MTech (Full-time)
O’ Level Entry Requirement: Minimum of five (5) Credit including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Economics and any other Science or social Science.
c) Department Of Transport Management Technology
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) MTech (Full-time) in Transport Management Technology
O’ Level Entry Requirement: Five O level credits in English Language, Mathematics, Geography Economics and one Science Subject.

4. SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY

a) Department of Architecture
MTech in Architecture (Full-time)
Specific Entry Requirement:
i) BTech (Arch) Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division from a 5-year
Architecture programme.
ii) Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two of the following: Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Economics, Geography, Building Construction, Fine Art and Surveying.

b) Department of Building
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) and M.Tech (Full-time) in the following areas of Specialization:
i) Building services
ii) Construction Management
iii) Construction Technology
iv) Facility Management
O’ Level Entry Requirement: Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and one of the following Subjects Economics, Geography, Technical Drawing,
Biology /Agricultural Science
c) Department of Estate Management and Valuation
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) and MTech (Full-time) in Estate Management and Valuation.
O’ Level Entry Requirement: Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any two of the following: Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Geography, Surveying, Physics, and Agricultural Science /Biology.
d) Department of Quantity Surveying
PhD (Full-time and Part time) and MTech (Full–time only) in Quantity Surveying.
O’ Level Entry Requirement: Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two of the following: Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Economics, Geography, Surveying and Agricultural Science/ Biology.
e) Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) in Surveying and Geoinformatics ( Geodesy, navigation and space Science)
MTech (Full-time) for internal candidates only
O’ Level Entry Requirement: Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two of the following: Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Economics, Geography, Elementary Surveying, and Agricultural Science/Biology.
f) Department of Urban and Regional Planning.
PhD (Full –time and Part-time) and MTech (Full -time) in Urban and Regional Planning in the following Options:
i) Poverty and Governance studies
ii) Housing and Urban Renewal
iii) Environmental Impact Assessment.
O’ Level Entry Requirement: A minimum of five (5) O’Level Credits in English Language, Mathematics and Geography. The other two Subjects must be from Sciences or Social Sciences. (Physics, Chemistry, Agricultural Science/ Biology, Technical Drawing, Economics or Government).

5. SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

a) Department of Cyber Security Science
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) and MTech (Full-time).
O’ Level Entry Requirement:: Minimum of Five (5) O’ Level Credits in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other two Science Subjects.
b) Department of Library and Information Technology
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) and MTech (Full-time) in Library and Information Technology
O’ Level Entry Requirement: Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits passes in English Language, Mathematics, and any other (3) Subjects. From Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science and Economics or Accounting or Government.

6. SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES

a) Department of Biochemistry
PhD (Full –time and Part-time) and MTech (Full-time) in Biochemistry.
O’ Level Entry Requirement: Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
b) Department of Biological Sciences
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Zoology (Applied Entomology and Parasitology)
ii) Botany (Mycology)
iii) Applied Plant Genetics and Breeding
MTech (Full-time only) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Zoology (Applied Entomology and Parasitology)
ii) Zoology (Hydrobiology )
iii) Botany (Applied Plant Genetics and Breeding)
iv) Botany (Mycology )
O’ Level Entry Requirement: Candidates must have five (5) O’ Level credits in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and any other Science Subjects except Agricultural Science. At least a pass in Physics
is required.
c) Department of Microbiology
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) and MTech (Full-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 Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and any other Science Subject except Agricultural Science. At least a pass in Physics is required.

7. SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES

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 Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
b) Department of Geography
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) in the following Options
i) Applied Meteorology
ii) Remote Sensing Application
iii) Environmental Management
iv) Geography
MTech (Full-time) in the following options
i) Environmental Management
ii) Meteorology
iii) Remote Sensing Application
O’ Level Entry Requirement:
Minimum of Five (5) O’ Level Credits in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any
other 2 from the following: Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Biology /Agricultural Science.
c) Department of Geology
PhD (Full-time and Part-time)) in the following areas of specialization
i) Hydrogeology
ii) Mineral Exploration
iii) Biostratigraphy
MTech (Full-time only) in the following areas of specialization
i) Hydrogeology
ii) Mineral Exploration
iii) Biostratigraphy
iv) Environmental Geology
O’ Level Entry Requirement: Minimum of five (5) O’ Level credits in English Language, Mathematics, Biology,Chemistry and any other Science Subject except Agricultural 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 Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other two Science Subjects.
e) Department of Physics
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization
i) Applied Geophysics
ii) Solid State Physics.
iv) Applied Atmospheric Physics
v) Medical Physics
MTech (Full-time) in the following areas of specialization;
I) Applied Geophysics
ii) Solid State Physics.
iii) Applied Atmospheric Physics
v) Applied Nuclear Physics
O’ Level Entry Requirement: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and one other Science Subject.

8. SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

a) Department of Science Education
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) and MTech (Full-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Chemistry Education
ii) Mathematics Education
iii) Physics Education
O’ Level Entry Requirement: Minimum of Five (5) O’ Level credits in English Language, Mathematics, and three other
Science Subjects.
b) Department of Educational Technology PhD (Full-time and Part-time) and MTech (Full-time) in Educational Technology
O’ Level Entry Requirement: Minimum of Five (5) O’ Level credits in English Language, Mathematics, and three other Science Subjects.

9. CENTRE FOR DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Professional Master in Disaster Risk Management and Developmental Studies (Full-time).
Entry Requirements:
(i) Five ‘O’ Level credits including English Language and Mathematics and any of Geography, Biology/Agricultural Science plus any two Subjects.
(ii) Minimum of Second Class(Lower Division) Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences, Social Sciences, Medicine, Agriculture, Forestry, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, town planning etc. from recognized Institutions.
(iii) Third class Degree with Postgraduate Diploma in any of the areas listed above and at least 3 years of working experience in relevant fields. may be considered

10. CENTRE FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

i) Professional Master in Sustainable Urban Development (Full-time)
ii) Professional Master in Urban Ecology (Full-time)
Entry Requirements:
(i) First Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower in any discipline in Environmental Sciences, Science, Social Science, Agriculture or Engineering; or
(ii) A Postgraduate Diploma in any relevant field for holders of Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Lower Credit.
(iii) 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 results and no exemption is made for admission into any programme.

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 PhD/ Master/PGD Programmes. No Diploma candidate with CGPA less than 2.50 qualifies for admission into the Master Degree Programmes.

v Where examination is required as in the case of (ii) and (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.

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(Not professional masters).

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

Master Degree Programmes: The Master Degree programmes are expected to last a minimum of three Semesters for full-time students and there is no part time for Master’s degree programmes. The maximum allowable periods of studies shall be six semesters for full-time, subject to passing all courses at the end of each semester and maintaining a CGPA of 2.5 at the end of the course-work programme. Failure to meet this requirement will result in withdrawal
from the programme.

PhD Programme: 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 fourteen semesters (seven (7) academic sessions) for part-time students respectively.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

  1. All applications for Postgraduate programmes are online through the University website; futminna.edu.ng
  2. All requested information on the online application must be correctly, and accurately provided with current and active email addresses and phone numbers.
  3. Completed application forms must be printed out as they would be requested for during registration, on successful admission.
  4. 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.
  5. Official transcripts could also be sent through our Email (pgs@futminna.edu.ng) to be uploaded before processing of admission.
  6. 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).
  7. All certificates must be uploaded in their original form and in colour.
  8. University charges an application fee of Fifteen thousand naira N15,000.00 plus, Two hundred and fifty naira N250.00 Remita charge making a total of N15,250.00 naira payable online via the Remita platform with the use of Master or Verve card through the School portal.
  9. All successful applicants offered provisional admission must undergo the following registration formalities: screening, payment of fees, and registration. This shall be completed within a stipulated date beyond which the candidate loses the admission.

CLOSING DATE:

Completed application forms must be submitted online through the University portal latest on 23rd August, 2019. All necessary instructions on filling of form must be adhered to and failure to do so is sufficient ground to disqualify an applicant.

Best of luck To You all…
CampusPortalNG Team

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