In February, 1987, the Honorable Minster of Education during an address to the senate of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, emphasised the urgent need for the University to meet its manpower need and also to enhance its capacity to contribute to research and technological application for national development.
This statement has since been underscored by the various pronouncements from the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, which not only place emphasis on research but has gone further to call for a law on the implementation of national policy on technology, the bedrock of which is organised research, based on this development it became only expedient for the University to develop post – graduate programmes to clear for its staff and to engage into full post- graduate facility for general admission.
Objectives of the Postgraduate School
The main objectives of the Post – graduate Programme in the Federal University of Technology, Minna is to develop in graduate student, the spirit of enquiry through training in research in an atmosphere of intellectual interdependence and individual creativity combined with a strong sense of group cooperation.
It is also hoped that the programme will focus attention on individual and group research in areas that will complement state and national efforts for total Scio- economic development.
This objective will only be realizable through instruction of a deeper understanding of elementary concepts and an increasing ability to apply fundamental ideas to new problems. The Post- graduate Programme of the University is therefore set up to accomplish the stated objective including academic and practical orientation and provisions of facilities for training and research.
For candidates, whose future careers will rely on teaching and research at University level, and for those who may have to operate in research and development situations in public and private sectors e.g. in government, commercial and industrial concerns.
Doctorate Programme (PhD)
Eligibility for Admission: Candidates for admission to Ph. D. shall be graduates of F.U. T. Minna, or other Universities recognized by the Senate or holders of equivalent qualification/ experience specified for the course.
Candidates who hold a first class degree of the F. U. T., Minna, or any other recognized institution but will be required to pass all core courses required at Master’s level.
Candidates with an average performance of B’ Grade in their Master’s degree programme.
Ph. D. students may register as part time or full time at beginning of any semester
Normal duration for a Ph. D. Programme shall not be less than six semesters after initial registration (or nine semesters in the case of part time registration). All Ph. D. programmes shall not exceed maximum period of 60 calendar months for full time students and 84 calendar months for part- time students.
The department shall appoint a supervisor for each student for all academic guidance.
Requirements: A minimum of second class Lower from Federal University of Technology, Minna or any other recognized University.
Third class (Hon) with at least 5 years of Post – Graduate experience in the relevant field may be considered after a qualifying examination. Candidates with Post- graduate Diploma in relevant field with at least 3 years post – graduate experience may be considered after passing a qualifying examination.
Where examination is required as in the case of (2) and (3) above, an examination fees will be paid in addition to that of Post – graduate application form.
Students shall register for a minimum of 12 calendar months and all Masters programmes shall not exceed a minimum period of 36 calendar months for full time students and 60 calendar months for part – time students.
Registration of courses shall be at the beginning of the academic session. The Post- graduate School shall at the middle of the first semester prepare a list of masters’ degree students required by departments / courses for different schools.
Post- graduate schools offers post- graduate diplomas into the following disciplines:
- Computer Science
- Educational Technology
- Mechanical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Agricultural Engineering
- Environmental technology
- Soil Science
- Crop Production
- Animal Production
- Project Management
- Landscape Architecture.
The entry requirement for 1- 9 above is normally a first degree of the Federal University of Technology, Minna or any other recognized institution in pure science, engineering and social science based disciplines. Holders of appropriate qualification lie HND, ACCA, AIB, and ICAN e.t.c. may be considered on individual merit. Entry requirements for number 11 and 17 differs however, first or second degrees of the Federal University of Technology, Minna or any other recognized institution in the construction industry.
- Estate management
- Quantity Surveying
- Urban and Regional Planning
While entry requirements for Landscape Architecture is first or second degree in Architecture from any recognized institution of learning.
The full time students will graduate normally after 12 calendar months while those on part – time graduate after 24 months of successful completion of the programme. In the case of 10 and 11 above, they are run on special duration basis, explanation will provided on application.
Dean: Prof. Stella Zubairu
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