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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3 Comments

  1. Hello friends, my question is this, can HND agricultural engineering (soil and water option) obtain admission for PGD in Environmental or industrial/production engineering in above school(RSUST)?

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