EDU: Rivers State University Postgraduate 2015/2016 Requirements & Procedures

EDU: Rivers State University Postgraduate 2015/2016 Requirements & Procedures


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Postgraduate Programmes in the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), Port Harcourt for the 2015/2016 academic session in the following Faculties:

A FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
1. Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics / Extension
a) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)
i) Agricultural Economics
ii) Applied Economics and Policy
iii) Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

b) Master of Science(M.Sc.)
i) Agricultural Economics
ii) Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology
iii) International Economics and Finance (Part-Time only)
iv) Environmental Economics and Policy (Part-Time only)
v) Social Work and Community Development

c) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
i) Agricultural Economics (Production Economics, Agricultural Finance)
ii) Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology
iii) International Economics and Finance (Part-Time Only)
iv) Environmental Economics and Policy (Part-Time Only)
v) Social Work and Community Development

2. Department of Animal Science (PGD, M. Sc, PhD)
i) Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry
ii) Animal Production and Management
iii) Animal Physiology and Reproduction
iv) Animal Breeding and Genetics

3. Department of Crop and Soil Science (PGD, M. Sc, PhD)
i) Crop Science (Crop Production, Crop Physiology, Horticulture; Plant Breeding and Genetics; Seed Science and Technology; Farming Systems and Environment; Environmental Crop Science; Entomology; Plant Pathology).
ii) Soil Science (Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy, Soil Physics and Conservation, Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry, Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Technology; Soil Survey and Land Use Planning; Pedology; Environmental Soil Science)

4. Department of Fisheries
a) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)
i) Aquaculture
ii) Marine Biology
iii) Fisheries Biology
iv) Fisheries Policy and Management

b) Master of Science (M.Sc.)
i) Aquaculture
ii) Marine Biology
iii) Fisheries Biology
iv) Fisheries Policy and Management
v) Fish Nutrition

c) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
i) Aquaculture
ii) Marine Biology
iii) Fisheries Biology
iv) Fish Nutrition
v) Fisheries Processing and Utilization
vi) Fisheries Policy and Management

5. Department of Food Science and Technology (PGD, M. Sc, PhD)
i) Food Microbiology and Biotechnology
ii) Food Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
iii) Food Quality Control and Assurance
iv) Food Process and Storage Technology

6. Department of Forestry and Environment
a) PGD, Forestry and Environment
b) Masters, Forestry (MF)
c) M.Sc., Forestry and Environment
d) Ph.D., Forestry and Environment
Areas of Specialization:
i) Silviculture
ii) Forest Resources Economics
iii) Forest Pathology
iv) Forest Soil, Hydrology and Microbiology
v) Wildlife Ecology
vi) Agro-Forestry
vii) Forest Biometrics
viii) Wood Science
ix) Environmental Forest Ecology
x) Tree Improvement
xi) Phytomedicine Resources

B. FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

1. Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering
a) Environmental Engineering (M.Tech., PhD)
b) Farm Power and Machinery Engineering (PhD only)
c) Soil and Water Engineering (M.Tech., PhD)
d) Rural Development Engineering (PhD only)
e) Post Harvest Process Engineering (PhD only)

2. Department of Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering
a) Chemical Engineering (PGD, M.Tech, and PhD)

3. Department of Civil Engineering
a) Structural Engineering (M.Tech, PhD)
b) Civil Engineering (PGD)

4. Department of Marine Engineering
a) Naval Architecture and Ship Building (M.Tech.)

5. Department of Mechanical Engineering
a) Applied Mechanics and Design (PhD Only)
b) Thermo-Fluids Engineering (PGD, M. Tech., PhD)
c) Master of Engineering Management (MEM only)

6. Department of Electrical Engineering
a) Power Engineering (PGD, M.Tech., PhD)
b) Electronics Engineering (PGD, M. Tech.)

C. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
1. Department of Architecture
i) M. Sc., Architecture

2. Department of Estate Management
i) PGD, Estate Management
ii) M. Sc., Real Estate

3. Department of Urban and Regional Planning
i) M. Sc., Urban and Regional Planning

D. FACULTY OF LAW
a) PGD, Petroleum and Environmental Law
b) Master of Laws (LL.M)
c) PhD
i) International Law and Human Rights
ii) Petroleum and Environmental Law
iii) Business and Industrial Law
iv) Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence

E. FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
a) PGD
i) Accountancy
ii) Banking and Finance
iii) Management
iv) Marketing
v) Mass Communication
vi) Office and Information Management

b) M. Sc., Accountancy with options in:
i) Accountancy
ii) Taxation
iii) Public Sector Accounting

c) M. Sc., Banking and Finance with options in:
i) Banking and Finance
ii) Quantitative Finance
iii) Corporate Finance
iv) Financial Markets

d) M. Sc., Management with options in:
i) Human Resources Management
ii) Industrial Relations
iii) Business Policy
iv) Organizational Behaviour

e) M. Sc., Marketing
f) M. Sc., Mass Communication
i) Communication and Development Studies
g) PhD
i) Accountancy
ii) Banking and Finance (with options as in M.Sc. programme)
iii) Management (with options as in M. Sc. programme)
iv) Marketing

F FACULTY OF SCIENCE
1. Department of Applied and Environmental Biology (PGD, M.Sc., PhD)
i) Applied Microbiology and Industrial Microbiology
ii) Applied Environmental and Industrial Entomology
iii) Marine Biology, Marine Pollution Studies
iv) Plant Pathology
v) Environmental Biology

2. Department of Chemistry
a) PGD
i) Chemistry
b) M.Sc.,PhD
i) Analytical Chemistry
ii) Organic Chemistry
iii) Inorganic Chemistry
iv) Biochemistry
v) Physical Chemistry
vi) Environmental Chemistry

3. Department of Medical Laboratory Science (PGD, M.Sc., PhD)
i) Medical Microbiology
ii) Chemical Pathology
iii) Hematology and Blood Group Serology

4. Department of Mathematics / Computer Science
a) PGD
i) Applied Statistics
ii) Computer Science
b) M.Sc.
i) Computer Science
c) M.Sc., PhD
i) Applied Mathematics
ii) Applied Statistics

5. Department of Physics (PGD, M.Sc., PhD)
i) Solid State Physics
ii) Theoretical Physics (Plasma Physics, Fluid Dynamics)
iii) Applied Geophysics

G FACULTY OF TECHNICAL AND SCIENCE EDUCATION
1. Postgraduate Diploma
i) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
ii) Postgraduate Diploma in Technical Education (PGDTE)

2. Department of Business Education (M.Ed.)
i) Business Education

3. Department of Educational Foundations (M.Ed; PhD)
i) Educational Management
ii) Adult Education and Community Studies
iii) Educational Measurement and Evaluation
iv) Guidance and Counseling

4. Department of Science and Technical Education (M.Sc.,PhD)
a) Agricultural Education with options in:
i) Administration
ii) Community Development
iii) Agricultural Resources and Environment
b) Science Education with options in:
i) Biology Education
ii) Chemistry Education
iii) Physics Education
iv) Mathematics Education

c) Technical Education with options in:
i) Building Technology
ii) Electrical/Electronic Technology
iii) Mechanical Technology

NOTE: SANDWICH PROGRAMMES are run at Masters and Postgraduate Diploma levels by the Faculty of Technical and Science Education.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants with the qualifications in the underlisted categories shall be eligible for admission into the postgraduate programmes; however, candidates must fulfill the matriculation requirements of Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.

a. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS
i) Holders of a Third Class Degree in the subject area applied for or a Second Class (Lower Division) degree in a related discipline obtained from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology or any other recognized Institution or equivalent status,
ii) Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least lower credit classification or its equivalent in a related discipline, obtained from a recognized Institution.

b. MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES
i) A candidate seeking admission into the Full-time/Part-time Master’s degree programme must possess a Bachelor degree with at least Second Class Division in the relevant discipline.
ii) A candidate who holds PGD, PGDE or PGDTE with CGPA of 3.50 or above in the relevant discipline may apply for the Master’s Programme.
iii) Candidates for the M.Ed. degree programmes offered in the Faculty of Technical and Science Education should possess EITHER a good Bachelor’s degree (not lower than Second Class Division) in a relevant teaching subject OR Higher National Diploma or its equivalent with at least lower credit classification in addition to PGDE or PGDTE with a CGPA of 3.50 obtained from this University or any other recognized institution.

(c) PhD PROGRAMMES
(i) A candidate for a PhD programme shall possess a Master’s degree with a CGPA of 3.50 or above, on a five-point grade system, in a relevant discipline obtained from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology or any other recognized institution of higher learning of equivalent status
(ii) present himself or herself for a qualifying interview, if need be.
(d) A candidate for a PhD programme in the Faculty of Management Sciences must possess a Master’s degree with a CGPA of 3.50 or above in the relevant discipline. Holders of Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degrees can only be considered for admission into the relevant Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes.
No person shall be admitted to a programme unless his/her application has been approved by the Postgraduate School Board on behalf of Senate and on the recommendation of the appropriate Faculty Committee.

Every applicant shall submit with his/her application the following:
(i) Copies of certificates and certified academic transcripts.
(ii) Letter of reference from previous academic institution, stating in support of (i) that applicant is qualified to undertake advanced studies and research and that he (the Referee) is confident that the applicant will benefit from undertaking the programme.

Note: In addition to the conditions above, a candidate may be required to present himself/herself for a selection test and/or oral interview.

DURATION OF PROGRAMMES

2.1 The full-time Postgraduate Diploma programmes run for a duration of two semesters (minimum) and four semesters (maximum) with or without project writing.
2.2 The full-time Postgraduate Diploma programme in Engineering runs for a duration of three semesters (minimum) and six semesters (maximum) with project writing.
2.3 The full-time Master’s Degree Programme with dissertation is structured to last for a minimum of two Semesters and a maximum of four semesters.
2.4 The full-time Master’s Degree Programme with dissertation in Faculty of Engineering is structured to last for a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of six semesters.
2.5 The full–time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme with Thesis runs for six semesters (minimum) and eight semesters (maximum).
2.6 Part-time studies usually take twice the duration allowed for full-time programmes. However, the part-time PhD programmes last for ten semesters (minimum) and twelve semesters (maximum).

PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS

Applications for admission to any Postgraduate programme shall be made on line by logging onto www.ust.edu.ng and e-payment of twenty-five thousand naira (N25,000.00) only, using interswitch verve enabled cards.

Application forms should be completed on-line, downloaded and hard copies submitted to the Secretary, Postgraduate School along with photocopies of certificates.

For PhD applicants, brief research proposals on their intended areas of study should also accompany the application forms.

It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that copies of their academic transcripts are forwarded under cover directly to the Secretary, Postgraduate School, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The last day for submission of applications is10th July, 2015.

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