About Us

HISTORY OF POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL
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.

PHILOSOPHY
Develop in graduate students the spirit of scientific enquiry through training and research.
Create an atmosphere of intellectual independence and individual creativity.
Train manpower in the areas that will stimulate socio-economic development of Nigeria.
Produce skilled manpower for the advancement of the nation in science and technology.
Ensure that staff and students of the school are ICT compliant and for the programmes to be ICT driven with facilities such as e-library.

DEANS OF POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL FROM INCEPTION
1. Prof. D.O.Adefolalu (1991)
2. Prof. J.O Adeniyi (1997)
3. Prof. J.A Abalaka (2001)
4. Prof. S.L. Lamai (2008)
5. Prof. (Mrs.) S.N. Zubairu (2011)
6. Prof. M.G.M. Kolo (2015)

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES AS AT 2016/2017 SESSION
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.


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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