Friday, July 4, 2014

RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RSUST POST-GRADUATE | MASTER | PHD | MSC | MTECH | MED PROGRAMME FORM - 2014



POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL
RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
NKPOLU-OROWORUKWO, PORT HARCOURT.

ADMISSION INTO POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL
PROGRAMMES FOR 2014/2015

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Postgraduate  Programmes in the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt for the 2014/2015 academic session in the following Faculties.


A  FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
1.  Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension (PGD, MSc, PhD)
i)  PGD in Agricultural Economics and Policy (Part time only)

ii)  MSc Degree in;
a) Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology
b) Environmental Economics and Policy (Part-Time only)
c) International Economics and Finance (Part-Time)
d) Social Work, Community and Women Development

iii)  PhD degree in;
a) Agricultural Economics (Agricultural Marketing, Production Economics and Agricultural Finance)
b) Agricultural Extension (Extension Methods; Extension Administration)


2  Department of Animal Science (PGD, MSc, PhD)
i)  Animal Nutrition
ii)  Animal Production and Management
iii)  Animal Physiology and Reproduction
iv)  Poultry Production and Management
v)  Animal Breeding and Genetics/Cytogenetics


3  Department of Crop and Soil Science (PGD, MSc, PhD)
i)  Crop Science (Crop Protection, Crop Physiology, Crop Production, Crop Breeding, Farming Systems).
ii)  Soil Science (Soil Chemistry, Soil Fertility, Soil Physics, Soil Resource Management, Soil Genesis, Morphology and Classification, Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry)
iii)  Environmental Crop Science
iv)  MPEMS (Master of Pedo-Environmental Management Science)
v)  MPET (Master of Pedo- Environmental Technology )
vi)  PhD in Pedo-Environmental Management Science


4  Department of Fisheries (PGD, MSc, PhD)
i)  Fisheries Biology and Management
ii)  Aquaculture
iii)  Aquatic Ecology


5  Department of Food Science and Technology (PGD, MSc, PhD)
i)  Food Science and Technology (Food Process Technology, Food Microbiology, Nutrition and Toxicology)
ii)  Food Engineering (Applicants must possess a degree or its equivalent in the relevant Engineering discipline –  Chemical, Mechanical, Agricultural or Food Engineering)


6  Department of Forestry and Environment
i)  PGD in Forestry and Environment
ii)  Master in Forestry (MF)
iii)  M.Sc in Forestry and Environment
iv)  PhD in Forestry and Environment

Areas of Specialization:
i)  Silviculture
ii)  Forest Resources Economics
iii)  Environmental Forest Policy and Administration
iv)  Landscape Management
v)  Forest Pathology
vi)  Forest Soil/Hydrology/Microbiology
vii)  Forest Taxonomy
viii)  Wildlife Ecology
ix)  Agro-Forestry
x)  Environmental Forest Ecology
xi)  Tree Improvement
xii)  Wood Science
xiii)  Forest Biometrics
xiv)  Phytomedicine Resources



B  FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
1  Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (PGD, MTech, PhD)
2  Department of Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering (PGD, MTech, andPhD)

3  Department of Civil Engineering (PGD, MTech, PhD)
i)  Structural Engineering (MTech,PhD)
ii)  Highway and Transportation Engineering (MTech,PhD)
iii)  Civil Engineering (PGD)

4  Department of Marine Engineering (PGD, MTech, PhD)
i)  Ship Power Plant
ii)  Naval Architecture and ShipBuilding
iii)  M. Sc. Shipping Management
iv)  M. Sc. Maritime Transport Studies

5  Department of Mechanical Engineering (PGD, MTech,PhD)
i)  Applied Mechanics and Design
ii)  Production Engineering
iii)  Thermo-Fluid Engineering
iv)  Master of Engineering Management (MEM)

6  Department of Electrical Engineering (PGD,MTech)
i)  Power Engineering (PGD, MTech)
ii)  Electronics Engineering (PGD)


C  FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
1  Department of Architecture
i)  MSc in Architecture 

2  Department of Estate Management (PGD, MSc.)
i)  PGD Estate Management
ii)  MSc Real Estate 

3.  Department of Urban and Regional Planning
i)  MSc Urban and Regional Planning


D  FACULTY OF LAW
i)  Master of Laws (LLM)


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

2.  MSc. Accountancy with options in:
i.  Accountancy
ii. Taxation
iii. Public Sector Accounting

3.  MSc. Banking and Finance with options in:
i.  Banking and Finance
ii. Quantitative Finance
iii. Corporate Finance
iv. Financial Market

4.  MSc. Management with options in:
i.  Human Resources Management
ii. Industrial Relations
iii. Business Policy
iv. OrganisationalBehaviour

5.  MSc. Marketing
6.  MSc. Mass Communication
i.  Communication and Development Studies

7.  PhD in:
i.  Accountancy
ii. Banking and Finance with options as in M. Sc.
iii. Management with options as in M. Sc.
iv. Marketing


F  FACULTY OF SCIENCE
1  Department of Applied and Environmental Biology (PGD, MSc,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 (PGD, MSc,PhD)
i)  Chemistry (PGD)
ii)  Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry (MSc, PhD)
iii)  Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry (MSc, PhD)
iv)  Physical Chemistry (MSc, PhD)
v)  Environmental Chemistry(MSc, PhD)

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

4  Department of Mathematics
a)  Applied Mathematics/Physics (MSc, PhD) with options:
i)  Mathematical Physics
ii)  Operations Research/Optimizations
iii)  Applied Statistics
b)  PGD in Applied Statistics
c)  PGD in Computer Science

5.  Department of Physics (PGD, MSc,PhD)
i)  Nuclear and Radiation Physics
ii)  SolidState Physics 
iii)  Theoretical Physics (Plasma Physics, Fluid Dynamics)
iv)  Applied Geophysics
v)  Experimental Physics


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

2.  Department of Business Education (MEd, PhD)
i)  Business Education
3.  Department of Educational Foundation (MEd,PhD)
i)  Educational Management
ii)  Adult Education
iii)  Women Development and Community Studies
iv)  Educational Measurement and Evaluation
v)  Guidance and Counseling
vi)  Curriculum Studies
vii)  Educational Technology

4.  Department of Science and Technical Education (MEd,PhD)
i)  Science Education
ii)  Industrial Education
i)  Agricultural Education

NOTE: SANDWICH PROGRAMMES: 
Programmes are run at Masters and Postgraduate Diploma Levels by the Faculty of Technical and ScienceEducation.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The under listed shall be eligible for admission into the postgraduate programme. However candidates must fulfill the matriculation requirements of Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.

a.  POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA
i)  Holders of a third class degree in the related area 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 of equivalent status,
ii)  Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least, lower credit classification or its equivalent in a discipline obtained from recognized institute.

b.  FULL-TIME MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME
i)  A candidate seeking admission into the Full-time/Part time  Masters degree programme must possess a Bachelor’s degree with at least Second Class Division, in the relevant discipline.
ii)  A candidate who holds PGD, PGDE or PGDTEwith CGPA of 3.50 or above in the relevant divisionmay apply for the Master’s Programme.
iii)  Candidate for the MEd degree Programmes offered in the Faculty of Technical and Science Education should posses either A good Bachelor’s degree (not lower than second lass division) in a relevant teaching subject
OR
The Higher National Diploma or its equivalent with at least  lower credit classification plus PGDE or PGDTE with a CGPA of 3.50 obtained from this University or any other recognized institution.

(c)  A Candidate for the PhD programme shall:
(i)  Possess a Master’s degree with a CGPA of 3.50 or above, in a fivepoint 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.
No person shall be admitted to a course unless his application has been approved by the Board on behalf of Senate and on the recommendation of the appropriate Faculty Committee.  Every applicant shall submit with his application a satisfactory evidence of:

(i)  Certified academic transcript of his previous University work,
(ii)  Letters of reference from his previous University teachers that he is qualified to undertake advanced study 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.

2.  DURATION OF PROGRAMMES
2.1  The full time Postgraduate Diploma programmes run for a duration of two semesters (minimum) and  four  semesters (maximum) without project.
2.2  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.
2.3  The full – time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme with Thesis runs for six semesters (minimum) and eight semesters (maximum).
2.4  Part-time studies normally take two times the duration allowed for fulltime programmes. However, the part-time PhD programmes last for ten semesters (minimum) and twelve semesters (maximum).

3  PROCESSING OF APPLICATION
Application for Admission to Postgraduate programme shall be made on line by logging onto  www.ust.edu.ng  and e-payment of Seventeen  thousand Naira (17,000.00) only; inclusive cost of Postgraduate Manual of Administration Procedures and Guideline for Thesis and Dissertation writing, using interswitch verve enabled  cards. Application forms should be completed on-line,
downloaded  and submitted to the Secretary, Post Graduate School with photocopies of certificates.

For PhD applicants, a brief research proposal of their intended area of studies should also accompany the application form. It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that their academic transcripts and three (3)  referees’reports are forwarded directly to the Secretary, Post Graduate School, Rivers
State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.

The application will close on 31st July, 2014.


(Sgd.)
D.C. Odimabo (Mrs.)
Registrar

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