List of Accredited FUTO Postgraduate Courses

The management of Federal University of Technology Owerri has published the list of accredited PG courses offered in the institution for interested candidates who must have selected the school as their preferred choices of institution during their UTME registration.

In this post, aside listing all Federal University of Technology Owerri PG courses available in the institution, I will also be guiding you through their entry admission requirements as well as all you need to know before selecting a course of study in FUTO.

Below is the list of what to look out for before choosing a course in FUTO.

  1. The FUTOPG Admission Requirements;
  2. The Duration of programmes
  3. The availability of your programme

The above are the 3 most important factors that can determine if you will be admitted to study your chosen course in FUTO or not.

List of Accredited FUTO Postgraduate Courses 1

I will breakdown the above 3 factors before listing the following according to the faculties they are categorized at FUTO.

  • List of all PGD programmes offered in FUTO.
  • List of all Masters degree programmes offered in FUTO.
  • List of all Ph.D programmes available in FUTO.

Now I will breakdown the 3 factors that you must take cognizance of when searching for PG courses offered in FUTO.

List of Postgraduate Courses Offered In FUTO

SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE AND AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY (SAAT)

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

  • Sc. and PhD Degrees in Agricultural Economics with specialization in:
  1. i) Farm Management and Production Economics
  2. ii) Agricultural Development and Policy

iii) Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives

  • Agricultural Finance
  • Agricultural Project Planning and Analysis
  • Agricultural Resources and Environmental Economics
  • b) PGD in Agricultural Economics

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION

  • Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees in Agricultural Extension with specialization in:
  1. i) Agricultural Extension Administration
  2. ii) Programme Planning and Evaluation
  • Rural Sociology
  • Agricultural Extension Communication
  • Community and Rural Development
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Agricultural and Rural Development
  • PGD in Agricultural Extension

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D Degrees in Animal Science and Technology with specialization in:

i)Animal Breeding and Genetics

  1. ii) Animal Management

iii) Animal Nutrition

  • Animal Products
  • Reproductive Physiology
  • PGD in Animal Science and Technology

DEPARTMENT OF CROP SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  1. Sc and Ph.D Degrees in Crop Science and Technology with specialization in: Agronomy & Seed Technology
  2. Plant Breeding and Genetics
  3. Farming Systems
  4. Crop Physiology
  5. Horticulture and Landscaping
  6. Crop Protection with options in the following: Mycology, Nematology, Weed Science, Agricultural Entomology, Bacteriology, Virology
  7. PGD in Crop Science and Technology

DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  1. Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees in Soil Science and Technology with specialization in:
  2. Soil Science
  3. Soil Genesis and Classification
  4. Soil Physics/Soil Conservation
  5. Soil Survey and Land-use Planning
  6. Soil Microbiology
  7. Soil Fertility
  8. Soil Chemistry
  9. Soil and Environmental Management
  10. PGD in Soil Science and Technology

DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE TECHNOLOGY

  1. Sc. in Fisheries and Aquaculture
  2. D. in Fisheries and Aquaculture
  3. PGD in Fisheries and Aquaculture

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (SEET)

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL and BIO-RESOURCES ENGINEERING

M.Eng and Ph.D. Degrees in Agricultural Engineering with specialization in:

  1. Farm Power and Machinery Engineering Technology
  2. Soil and Water Engineering Technology

PGD in Agricultural Engineering (Note: Only candidates with 3rd class are qualified for PGD in Agricultural Engineering)

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Ph.D. Degree in Chemical Engineering with options in:

  1. Chemical Reaction Engineering
  2. Process Plant Design
  3. Refinery/Gas Engineering
  4. Separation Processes
  5. Simulation and Optimization
  6. Systems Dynamics and Control
  7. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering PGD in Chemical Engineering

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

M.Eng. and Ph.D.  Degrees in Civil Engineering with specialization in:

  1. Water Resources Engineering
  2. Structural Engineering
  3. Public Health Engineering

PGD in Civil Engineering only

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with specialization in:

  1. Electronic Power Engineering
  2. Communication Engineering
  3. Control Engineering
  4. Electronic and Computer Engineering PGD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees in Food Science and Technology with specialization in:

  1. Food Microbiology
  2. Food Chemistry and Nutrition
  3. Beverage and Brewing Technology
  4. Food Processing Technology
  5. PGD in Food Science and Technology

DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS AND METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING

M.Eng. and Ph.D   Degrees in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering with specialization in:

  1. Materials Engineering ii) Metallurgical Engineering

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

M.Eng. and Ph.D   Degrees in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in:

  1. Industrial Production Engineering ii) Energy and Power Engineering iii) Automated Design and Manufacturing

DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERING

M.Eng. and Ph.D. Degrees in Petroleum Engineering with specialization in: i) Reservoir Engineering ii) Production Engineering iii) Drilling Engineering iv) Natural Gas Engineering vi) Petroleum Economics PGD in Petroleum Engineering

DEPARTMENT OF POLYMER AND TEXTILE ENGINEERING

M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees in Polymer and Textile Engineering with specialization in:

  1. Sc. in Polymer Science and Engineering
  2. Sc. in Textile Science and Engineering
  3. D in Polymer Science
  4. D.  in Textile Science

SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY (SMAT)

DEPARTMENT OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

Ph.D., M.Sc. and MBA in Project Management Technology with specialization in:

  1. Construction Technology
  2. Manufacturing Systems
  3. Industrial Process Technology  PGD with options in:

Construction Technology ii) Manufacturing Systems

DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

PGD, MBA, M.Sc. and Ph.D  Degrees in:

  1. Financial Management Technology ii) Management Technology

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

MBA, M.Sc. and Ph.D.  Degrees in: Transport Management Technology with specialization in:

  1. Aviation Management
  2. Transport Planning and Management
  3. Maritime Management  Technology MBA options:
  4. Sea Transport Management
  5. Air Transport Management
  6. Transport Management
  7. Logistics Management PGD in Transport Management Technology

DEPARTMENT OF MARITIME MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

MBA, M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees in Maritime Management Technology M.Sc. options:

  1. Maritime Economics and Finance
  2. Marine Transport Management PGD in Maritime Management Technology

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

PGD, MBA, M.Sc. and Ph.D.  Degrees in Information Management Technology

SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (SOES)

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY

M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees in Environmental Technology with specialization in:

  1. Pollution Control Technology
  2. Flood and Erosion Control Technology
  3. Geo-Environmental Technology PGD in Environmental Technology

SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (SOBS)

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY

M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Biology Science with specialization in

  1. Applied Entomology and Parasitology
  2. Environmental Conservation and Management
  3. Mycology and Plant Pathology
  4. PGD in Biological Science

DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees in Biotechnology with specialization in:

  1. i) Biotechnology
  2. ii) Environmental Health Biology

DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees in Microbiology with specialization in:

  1. i) Food/Industrial Microbiology
  2. ii) Medical Microbiology

iii) Environmental Microbiology PGD in Applied Microbiology

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

M.Sc. and Ph.D.  Degrees in Biochemistry with specialization in:

  1. Industrial Biochemistry
  2. Environmental Biochemistry
  3. Medical Biochemistry
  4. Pharmacology Biochemistry
  5. Nutrition and Toxicological Biochemistry PGD in Biochemistry

SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES (SOPS)

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

M.Sc. and Ph.D.  Degrees in Computer Science.

DEPARTMENT OF GEOSCIENCES

M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees in Geosciences with specialization in:

  1. Geophysics
  2. Petroleum Geology/Sedimentology
  3. Hydrogeology
  4. Environmental Geology

PGD Geosciences

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

M.Sc. and Ph.D.  Degrees in Mathematics with specialization in:

  1. Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  2. Differential Equations
  3. Control Theory
  4. Elasticity
  5. Semi-Group Theory

DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

  1. Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees in Statistics:
  2. Time Series Analysis
  3. Econometrics
  4. Probability Theory
  5. Multivariate Analysis
  6. Demography PGD in Statistics

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

M.Sc. and Ph.D  Degrees in Physics with specialization in:

  1. i) Solid State Physics
  2. ii) Materials Science
  3. i) Solar Energy Physics
  4. ii) Space Physics

iii) Radiation and Health Physics

SCHOOL OF HEALTH TECHNOLOGY (SOHT)

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH TECHNOLOGY

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Public Health Technology with specialization in:

  1. Environmental Health and Safety Technology
  2. Epidemiology and Disease Control Technology
  3. Disease Control Technology
  4. Health Promotion and Wellness Technology
  5. Health Economics

PGD in Public Health Technology (PGDPH)

DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

M.Sc. Degrees in Physio kinetics and Biomedical Technology with specialization in:

  1. Medical Electronics and Instrumentation
  2. Clinical Engineering
  3. Rehabilitation Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Optometry programme with options in Clinical Optometry, Vision Science and Ocular Health must possess the following in addition to O’level Credit passes in English language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

  1. A Master of Science (M.Sc) degree from any recognized University within or outside Nigeria with a CGPA of50 and above on a 5.00 scale or 2.80 and above on a 4.00 scale for options in Clinical Optometry, Vision Science, and Ocular Health respectively.
  2. Completion of a one-year internship programme and NYSC programme.

INSTITUTE OF WOMEN/GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (IWoGDS)

PGD with specialization in:

(i) Women and Gender Studies

(ii)   Gender and Entrepreneurship

(iii)  Gender and Global Health

(iv)  Gender and Agricultural Technology

M.Sc Degree Programme

(i)      Gender and Development Studies

(ii)     Gender and Science

(iii)    Gender and Technology

(iv)    Gender and Agricultural Technology

(v)     Gender and Global Health

(vi)    Gender and Entrepreneurship

FUTO PG ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL ENTRY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR PGD IN FUTO

The following shall qualify for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma Programmes:-

(i) Graduates of Federal University of Technology Owerri or other recognized Universities.

(ii) Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) with a minimum of lower credit pass or its equivalent in relevant areas.

(iii) Candidates who hold qualifications other than the above, which are acceptable to the Senate of the University.

(iv) Candidates for application into FUTO must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation i.e. five credit passes at the O’level to include English Language and Mathematics.

GENERAL ENTRY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTERS DEGREE IN FUTO

The following shall qualify for the Master’s Degree Programmes: –

(i) Graduates of Federal University of Technology Owerri or other recognized Universities who have obtained the approved degree of Bachelor with at least Second-Class Honours (CGPA 3.00) or its equivalent, or candidates with University degree and appropriate Postgraduate Diploma of UMYU or any recognized University with at least a credit level pass.

(ii) Candidates whose degrees are unclassified should score an average of “C” or 50% or above.

(iii) Candidates with only Bachelors degree in third class division who have at least five years relevant working experience. This shall be applicable to MRD only.

(iv) Candidate who possess HND with at least a credit pass from recognized institutions and at least credit pass at Postgraduate Diploma of FUTO or any other recognized institution in the relevant areas. This shall be applicable to MRD only.

(v) Candidates who hold qualifications other than the ones listed above, which are acceptable to the Senate of the University.

(vi)  In addition to (i) – (v) above, a candidate must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation i.e. five credit passes at the O’level to include English Language and Mathematics.

(vii) Also candidates seeking admission into the M.A, M.Ed. and M.Sc. programmes shall sit an entrance examination to be conducted by the University.

GENERAL ENTRY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR PH.D IN FUTO

(i) Graduates of FUTO and other recognized universities who have obtained a good Masters Degree with a CGPA of 3.50 on a 5 point scale or a CGPA of 3.00 on a 4 point scale appropriate to the proposed areas of study.(ii) Candidates with the Degree of Professional Masters with at least a Bachelor’s Degree may qualify for admission provided that they satisfy the condition in (i) above.

(iii) Graduates of FUTO or other recognized Universities who have obtained Masters of Philosophy degree appropriate to the proposed areas of study.

(iv) In addition to (i), (ii) and (iii) above candidates must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Second Class Lower division (CGPA 3.00).

(v) Candidates who hold qualifications other than the above, which are acceptable to the Senate of the University.

(vi) In addition to (i) – (v) above, a candidate must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation i.e. five credit passes at the O’level to include English Language and Mathematics.

(vii) In addition to (i) – (vi) above, a candidate must submit a copy of his/her MA/MSc thesis as part of the requirement for admission.

(viii) A candidate must state the proposed area of Research and submit a synopsis of not less than 500 words for the proposed topic of research.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

Applicants applying for any of the PGD courses offered in FUTO must meet the following requirements:
i. Applicants must obtain a minimum of 5 (Five) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ Level in not more than two sittings.

  1. Candidates must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree from any recognized University or HND from any recognized Polytechnic in Nigeria not lower than Third Class; or its equivalent to be eligible to apply.

iii) In addition to the above, Candidates with Higher National Diploma (HND) with a minimum of Merit in related field of study from a Polytechnic or any recognized institution

  1. iv) Candidates must posses a Bachelor’s degree with at least Second Class (Lower Division) in area not related to the field applying for may be considered

ACADEMIC MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Applicants applying for Academic Masters Degree courses offered in FUTO must meet the following requirements:

  1. Applicants must obtain a minimum of 5 (five) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ Level in not more than two sittings.
  2. In addition to the above, Candidates must have obtained a first Degree of Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) or any recognized university in relevant field with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division); and

iii. Lastly, Candidates with Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 is also eligible.

PROFESSIONAL MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Applicants applying for professional Masters Degree courses offered in FUTO must meet the following requirements:

  1. Applying Candidates is expected to have a minimum of 5 (five) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ Level in not more than 2 sittings and not more than two year apart.
  2. Another PG admission requirement for Professional Masters at FUTOis, Candidate is expected to have obtained a First Degree from FUTOor any recognized university in relevant field with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division)

iii. In addition to the above (ii) candidates with Third Class Degree or HND and a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) from Federal University of Technology Owerri  or any recognized institution with a minimum of 3.50 CGPA are eligible to apply.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMMES (ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ONLY)

Candidates applying for Ph.D programmes offered in FUTO must meet the following requirements:

  1. One of the requirements include a minimum of 5 (five) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ Level in not more than 2 sittings and not more than two year apart.
  2. Secondly, Candidates are expected to have obtained a First Degree from Federal University of Technology Owerri or any the recognised universities in Nigeria from any relevant field with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division)

iii. Lastly, Candidate must have obtained a Masters Degree from FUTO or any recognized university in the proposed field of study with minimum CGPA of 3.50.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please note that candidates with B.Sc, PGD and HND cannot apply for Ph.D directly without going though Masters Degree programme first.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Photocopies of NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificates, photocopies of all qualifying credentials, including O’level must be attached to the completed application forms. Candidates should arrange for their transcripts to be sent directly to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies. Non-receipt of transcripts in time is at the detriment of the applicant.

DURATION OF FUTO PG PROGRAMMES

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

  1. Full-Time Diploma:  Minimum of two semesters and a maximum of four semesters.
  2. Part-Time Diploma: Minimum of three semester and a maximum of eight semesters.

Masters Degree Programmes

  1. Full-Time: A minimum of three semesters and a maximum of six semesters.
  2. Part-Time: A minimum of four semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.

M.Phil/Ph.D Programmes

  1. Full-Time: A minimum of six semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.
  2. Part-Time: A Minimum of eight semesters and a maximum of ten semesters

Ph.D Programme

  1. Full-Time: A Minimum of six semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.
  2. Part-Time: A minimum of eight semesters and a maximum of ten semesters.

FUTO PG courses are wide in terms of scope of coverage. The University offers PG courses in almost every field that is beneficial to students. The above are the PG courses offered in FUTO that are currently accredited by the NTBE (National Board for Technical Education).

Please note that the FUTO PG courses listed above are still offered in the institution so you can select any that suites your career path and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me via the comment section below and I will answer your questions in accordance.