Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for supplementary admission into Postgraduate Programmes in the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt for the 2015/2016 academic session in the Faculty of Engineering.
1.Department of Agricultural and Environmental
i.Farm Power and Machinery Engineering; M.Tech
ii.Rural Development Engineering; M.Tech
iii.Post-Harvest Process Engineering; M.Tech
2.Department of Marine Engineering
Marine Engineering; PhD
Applicants with the qualifications in the underlisted categories shall be eligible for admission into the postgraduate programmes; however, candidates must fulfil the matriculation requirements of Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.
a.MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES
i)A candidate seeking admission into the Full-time/Part-time Master’s degreeprogramme 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.
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
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.
: 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
The full-time Master’s Degree programme with dissertation in Faculty of Engineering is structured to last for a minimum off our semesters and a maximum of six semesters.
2.2 The full–time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme with Thesis runs for six semesters (minimum) and eight
2.3 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 confidential cover directly to the Secretary, Postgraduate School, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.
Please note that the closing date for submission of all applications is Friday,25th September 2015
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