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The School of Natural and Applied Sciences is one of the four specialized schools in the University, offering courses leading to the award of B. Tech. specific objectives, these objectives includes:
(a) The production of technologists in different areas of applied science who would be able to create job opportunities for themselves and others.
(b) The initiation of applied research and offering of consultancy services to the public and private sectors through multi- faceted computer and other facilities.
(c) The production of science and technology teachers to teach the technology of production of science equipment at the Sub-Degree and Post–Degree Diploma Levels.
The School of Science and Science Education consists of nine (8) departments eight of which offer B. Tech. degrees in the following subject areas and applied options (where available ) for a minimum of three years depending on the point or mode of entry.

Departments

Biology Department
Microbiology Department
Biochemistry Department
Chemistry Department

Office of the Dean

 Profile of the Dean Postgraduate School
DEAN PGS PIC 2 Professor Musa Gimba Matthew Kolo assumed duty as the 6th Dean of the School on 1 April, 2015. He obtained his B.Sc. (Agriculture) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1982, M. Sc. (Crop Science) from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan in 1987 and PhD (Weed Science) from the University of Reading, UK in 1995. He also has a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Computer Science (2002) and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (2007). He has supervised 11 PhD and 19 Master students.



 

Programmes & Events

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
A. MTech/MEng and PhD Programmes

1. SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE AND AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY
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
ii) Pasture Production
iii) Meat Science
iv) Dairy and Cattle Production
v) Reproductive Physiology
vi) Animal Breeding and Genetics

MTech (Full-time only) in Animal Production.

c) Department of Crop Production

Ph.D (Full-time and part-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Weed Science,
ii) Horticulture,
iii) Seed Technology,
iv) Crop Breeding/Genetics
v) Post Harvest Technology
vi) Crop Protection

MTech (Full-time only) in the following areasof 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 areasof specialization:
i) Soil Conservation and Water Management
ii) Soil Fertility
iii) Soil Physics
iv) Soil Microbiology
v) Pedology

MTech (Full-time only) in the following areasof specialization:
i) Soil Conservation and Water Management
ii) Soil Fertility
iii) Soil Physics,
iv) Soil Microbiology
iv) Pedology
v) 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)inFisheries Technology

2. SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
a) Department of Chemical Engineering
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) in Chemical Engineering
MEng (Full-time only) in Chemical Engineering
b) Department of Civil Engineering
PhD (Full-time and Part-time)in the following areas of Specialization:
i) Structural Engineering
ii) Geotechnical Engineering

MEng in (Full-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Structural Engineering
ii) Geotechnical Engineering

c) Department of Computer Engineering
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) Computer Engineering
d) Department of Communication Engineering.
Ph.D. in Communication Engineering (Full-time and Part-time)
e) Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization
i) Power systems
ii) Electric Machine and Drives
iii) Electronics

MEng(Full–time only) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Electronics
ii) Control and Instrumentation

f) Department of Mechanical Engineering
PhD (Full–time and Part-time) and MEng (Full-time only) 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
v) Foundry Engineering

3. SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
a) Department of Architecture
PhD Architecture (full-time and part-time)MTech in Architecture (Full-time only)

b) Department of Building Technology
M.Tech (Full-time and Part-time) and Ph.D. (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Building Services
ii) Construction Management
iii) Construction Technology
c) Department of Estate Management
M.Tech (Full-time) Ph.D. (Full-time/Part-time) in Estate Management
d) Department of Urban and Regional Planning
M.Tech (Full-Time) Ph.D. in in the following areas of specialization:
i) Urban Governance and Poverty Study
ii) Housing and Urban Renewal
iii) Environmental Impact Assessment.
e) Department of Quantity Surveying
PhDAnd MTech in Quantity Surveying (Full–time only).
f) Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) in Surveying and Geoinformatics.

4. SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES.
a) Department of Biochemistry
PhD ( Full –time and Part-time) andMTech(Full-time only) in Biochemistry.

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)

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 )

c) Department of Microbiology
M.Tech (Full-time and Part-time) and Ph.D. (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Industrial Microbiology
ii) Medical Microbiology
iii) Environmental Microbiology
iv) Pharmaceutical Microbiology
5. SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES
a) Department of Chemistry
PhD (Full-time and Part-time ) and MTech (Full –time ) in Analytical Chemistry
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

c) Department of Geology
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) and MTech (full-time only) in the following areas of specialization
i) Hydrogeology
ii) Mineral Exploration
iii) Biostratigraphy
d)Department of Mathematics
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) in Applied Mathematics

MTech (Full –time only) in Applied Mathematics

e) Department of Physics
M.Tech (Full-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Applied Geophysics
ii) Solid State Physics
iii) Applied Nuclear Physics
iv) Atmospheric Physics
Ph.D. (Full-time and Part-time) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Applied Geophysics
ii) Solid State Physics
iii) Atmospheric Physics

6. SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
a)Department of Industrial and Technology Education
PhD (Full-time and Part-time) and MTech (Full-time only) in the following areas of specialization:
i) Automobile Technology Education,
ii) Building Technology Education
iii) Electrical/Electronics Technology Education,
iv) Metal Work Technology Education and
v) Woodwork Technology Education.

b) Department of Science Education
PhD (Full-time and Part-time)andMTech(Full-time)in the following areas of specialization:
i) Educational Technology
ii) Chemistry Education
iii) Biology Education
iv) Geography Education
v) Mathematics Education
vi) Physics Education

7. SCHOOL OF ENTREPRENUERSHIP AND BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
a) P.hD(Full-time and Part-Time)and M.Tech (Full-time)Entreprenuership and Business Studies.
b) P.hD(Full-time and Part-Time)and M.Tech (Full-time) Transport Management.
c) P.hD(Full-time and Part-Time)and M.Tech (Full-time) Project Management.

8. SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
a) Department Computer Science
PhD (Full-time and part-time) and MTech(full-time) in Computer Science.

b) Department of Cyber Security
PhD (Full-time and part-time) and MTech(full-time) inCyber Security Science.
c)Department of Library and Information Technology
PhD (Full-time and Part-time)andMTech(Full-time only)in Library and Information Technology

9. CENTRE FOR DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
Professional Master in Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies (Full-time only).

10. CENTRE FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.

i) Professional Masterin Sustainable Urban Development (Full-time)
ii) Professional Masterin Urban Ecology (Full-time )

B. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
1. Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Technology
i) Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics (Full-time)
ii) Postgraduate Diploma in Extension and Rural Sociology (Full-time)
2. Department of Animal Production
Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Production (Full-Time)
3. Department of Crop Production
Postgraduate Diploma in Crop Production (Full-Time)
4. Department of Water Resources Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology
Postgraduate Diploma in Fisheries Technology (Full-Time)
5. Department of Chemical Engineering
Postgraduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering (Full-Time)
6. Department of Civil Engineering
Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering (Full-Time)
7. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Full-time)
8. Department of Entrepreneurship and Business Technology
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management Technology (Full-time)
Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management (Full-time).
Postgraduate Diploma in Transport Management (Full-time).
9. Department of Estate Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Estate Management (Full-time)
10. Department of Architecture
Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture (Full-time)
11. Department of Building Technology
Postgraduate Diploma in Building (Full-time and Part-time)
12. Department of Quantity Surveying
Postgraduate Diploma in Quantity Surveying (Full-time and Part-time)
13. Department of Urban and Regional Planning
i) Postgraduate Diploma in Housing Studies (Full-time)
ii) Postgraduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (Full-time)
14. Centre for Human Settlements and Urban Development.
Postgraduate Diploma in Public-Private Partnership in Urban Environment (PPPUE) (Full-Time) and Sustainable Urban Development (CHSUD) (Full-Time).
15. Department of Computer Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (Full-time and Part-time)
16. Department of Cyber Security
Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Security Sciences (Full-time)
17. Department of Geography.
Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management.
18. Department of Industrial and Technology Education
Postgraduate Diploma (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
19. Department of Science Education
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Full-time)

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 O/Level paper result and no exemption is made for admission into any programme.

1. 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, HNDandOND do not qualify for admission to the Master Degree 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 1 (ii) and 1 (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.
vii. All Master Degree Programmes require course work components in addition to research work components. There is no exemption. A thesis must be defended and submitted for a student to qualify to graduate.

2. 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.
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

i Master Degree Programmes
The Master Degree programmes are expected to last a minimum of three Semesters for Full-Time Students and four Semesters for Part-Time Students. The maximum allowable periods of studies shall be six Semesters for Full-Time and eight Semesters for Part-Time Students, subject to maintaining a CGPA of 2.50 in every semester. Failure to meet this requirement will result in withdrawal from the programme.

ii PhD Programmes
A Minimum of six Semesters and maximum of ten Semesters for Full-Time Students.
A Minimum of ten Semesters and maximum of fourteen Semesters for Part-Time Students respectively.

iii Postgraduate Diploma Programmes
The Postgraduate Diploma programmes are expected to last a minimum of 3 Semesters for the Full-Time studies. The maximum allowable periods of studies shall be 6 Semesters on Full-Time, subject to maintaining a GPA of 1.50 in every semester. Failure to meet this requirement will result in withdrawal from the programme.

REGISTRATION AND MATRICULATION

REGISTRATION AND MATRICULATION

ADMISSION OF STUDENTS
Admission of students into the University shall be during the first semester only and shall be the responsibility of the University Central Admission Committee in collaboration with the Academic Division of the Registrar’s office and in consultation with the respective Deans. However, when to stop formal admission of student into the University shall be the decision of the Senate and respective Deans, but due consideration shall be given to the Academic Code of conduct.

ACADEMIC REGISTRATION
There shall be one registration during the first semester. Academic registration shall cease a day before the matriculation exercise. Students must register at the beginning of the first two weeks of the first semester. A late registration fee will be charged after the normal two weeks for another period of two weeks. Those that were not registered to would not be allowed for the semester examination. Students are required to register with the department and the Dean’s Office for all courses to be taken in each Semester. Students may add/drop course(s) as maybe required.
All fresh and returning students must first complete the Central Registration Exercise before registering for individual course. Returning students with course deficiencies must first register the deficient courses before proceeding to register other courses for the new session.
At the departments, all fresh students must produce original copies of their certified documentary evidence of their qualifications and must submit photocopies of all their credentials during registration for record keeping. Students should register with names by which they are admitted. The University does not approve change of names except with a written approval from the Registrar. Any student, who is away (absent) from the university for two (2) consecutive session would be deemed to have voluntarily withdrawn from the University.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
Fresh and returning students commence their initial registration for the session on-line by logging onto the University Website http//www.futminna.edu.ng.
In addition, each fresh student is required to bring along with the original documents, two photocopies of the following documents for further registration at the academic division of the Registrar’s office:

1. Letter of Admission into the University, issued by UTME and/or Federal University of technology
2. Academic credentials (certificates)
3. Birth certificates or statutory declaration of age
4. Eight copies of passport photographs
5. Evidence of payment of prescribed charges
6. Certificate of indigeneship from candidate’s Local Government Council
7. Letter of Attestation on character from candidate’s parent/guardian.
REGISTRATION AT OTHER UNITS Each fresh student is required to register on presentation of provisional statement of eligibility form and evidence of payment of fees at the following places:
1.Department & Units 2.University Health Center 3.University library 4.Student Affairs Division

MATRICULATION All fresh students will be required to take part in the matriculation ceremony, which is the official acceptance of new students to the University. On matriculation day each fresh student is required to take an oath and sign a declaration of his/her formal admission to the University affirming that he/she will observe the statutes and Rules of the University as follows:

“I …………………..solemnly undertake and swear to observe and respect the provision of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Law, Statutes, and Regulations lawfully made there under, which are now in force and which shall from time to time be brought into force. I sincerely vouch and swear that I shall refrain and abstain from forming, Joining or being a member or encourage membership of any secret societies within or outside the campus. I further pledge and declare that I will pursue my educational career diligently, and to hold myself in honor at all times to promote the ideals and good name of the University. So help me God”.
Matriculation of fresh students takes place during the first semester of the academic session. Unless circumstances prevent it. The date for matriculation shall be the fourth Thursday of the semester. Only students that meet all the University requirements for admission and are duly registered in the University shall be matriculated.
Academic gowns can be hired and are issued after payment of the stipulated fees. The gowns must be returned within 24 hours after the matriculation ceremony. Failure to return the hired gown will attract a fine.

MATRICULATION NUMBERS
Each student is assigned a matriculation number upon registration. No official students paper or document may be regarded as complete or valid unless carries the correct matriculation number. For this reason, students strongly advised to know and to be always definite about their matriculation numbers and to use the number at all official transactions. A student is expected to retain his/her matriculation number even if he/she changes School or department. In this case, only the department’s code will change. Any student who therefore attempts to obtain a second matriculation number shall be disciplined.

SUBMISSION OF STUDENT PERSONAL RECORD FILE
All the matriculated students are expected to submit their student personal record file to the Academic Office not later than 3 weeks from the date of matriculation. Any student who fails to submit his/her file within the stipulated period should consider his/her registration cancelled.

ORIENTATION
At the beginning of each academic session, an orientation programme is normally arranged for fresh students by the Students Affairs Division in collaboration with some other related department/Units. During the Orientation Programme, a lot of activities are arranged to familiarize the students with new environment and the University system. The students also get to know the Principal Offices and Deans of the various Schools of the University. Fresh Students are strongly advised to participate fully in all the activities such as series of lectures to be delivered by various Heads of Units. In addition sporting competition is arranged between fresh and old students of the institution to round-up the programme.

STUDENTS’IDENTITY CARDS
The Security Division is responsible for the issuance of students’ identity (ID) cards. Each students upon registration in the university is issued with an official student ID card valid for one session only, or as may be indicated on the card. Students may be required at any time to identify themselves upon request by authorized university officials acting in the performance of their duties. Some university facilities are open only to students who are able to show valid identity card. Students are required to take very good care of their ID cards, carry them always and be ready to produce them any time on demand. For a student to be issued a new identity card at the beginning of a new session, he/she must surrender the old one. Even upon graduation, the ID cards are useful items as they are required for collection of certificates. Students must submit their ID cards to the examination and record officers upon their graduation or withdraw from the university. Failure to do so shall be regarded as a breach of discipline.

REPLACEMENT OF LOST ID CARDS
A lost ID card will be replaced only upon production of a police report /court affidavit, a letter of introduction from the student’s academic department and payment of a fees as replacement charge.

ACADEMIC SESSION
Federal University of Technology, Minna operates a semester system. Accordingly, there are two separate semesters of 17weeks each in one calendar year. Those two semesters together constitute an academic session (appendix I).

Postgraduate Programmes commenced in 1989/1990 session after the approval by Senate and Council of Federal University of Technology, Minna as well as National Universities Commission (NUC). The programme took off effectively in 1991/1992 academic session with 64 students, comprising 22 Ph.D. and 42 Master. This number rose to 191 in 1992/1993 to over 1000 in 2015/2016 academic session. The number of candidates has since then steadily grown over the years in the various postgraduate programmes. The number of programmes and options have equally grown phenomenally over the last two decades from 64 in 1991/1992 to over 150 in 2016/2017 session. Over 2000 applications were received for the various programmes during the 2016/2017 academic session.

VISION
The vision is to become the leading Postgraduate School and Centre of Excellence recognized nationally and globally in terms of qualitative research output with a concomitant socio-economic and developmental benefit.

 

MISSION
The mission is to train world class manpower for the development of technologies that are responsive to the dynamics of needs and demands of science and technology as the foundation for the rapid socio-economic transformation of the nation and indeed the world.

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