Master Program in Natural Sciences in Nigeria

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Natural sciences are a scientific branch that deals with observations, understanding and predictions of natural phenomena. It is a diverse field and includes disciplines such as biological science, physics, chemistry, Earth science and astronomy.

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Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences

Enugu State University of Science and Technology - ESUT
Campus Full time March 2017 Nigeria Enugu

The Department of Applied Biology offers postgraduate programmes leading to PGD, M.Sc. and PhD degrees in biological science disciplines. At the moment six areas, namely Pest Management (Entomology) and Plant Physiology, Hydrobiology and Fisheries, Ecology and Environmental Biology, Genetics and Plant Pathology. are covered. [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Natural Sciences in Nigeria. Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences Applied Biology and Biotechnology Introduction The Department of Applied Biology offers postgraduate programmes leading to PGD, M.Sc. and PhD degrees in biological science disciplines. At the moment six areas, namely Pest Management (Entomology) and Plant Physiology, Hydrobiology and Fisheries, Ecology and Environmental Biology, Genetics and Plant Pathology. are covered. Courses in other disciplines will be mounted as manpower becomes available in the specialist areas. Philosophy Science is generally accepted to be the bedrock of technological development which is the main index of national growth and maturity. Thus scientific orientation and knowledge lead to faster development of human resources and improvement of human welfare. Based on these considerations, an important and urgent national need arises to impart a broad knowledge in basic sciences to those with the right aptitude. Only a sound science base can nurture technology for service to society. The social relevance and acceptability of the scientifically trained are self-evident from this standpoint, the promise of self-realization and actualization can serve as incentive for the pursuit of scientific knowledge. All the postgraduate programmes in the Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences in this university are based on the above philosophy. However, the detailed objectives vary according to the individual disciplines. Objectives In applied Biology, the broad objectives are: To provide well-trained biologists in specialist fields to man relevant positions in Research Institutes, Universities and other institutions of higher learning in the country; To development expertise and facilities so as to permit inter-disciplinary activities and research with other organizations since the science of Biology cuts across many scientific fields and activities including biochemistry, environmental pollution, natural resources conservation, agriculture, stored products research, forestry, silviculture and mineral oil exploration; To collect and store information on organisms of economic importance, as well as present day under-exploited or non-utilized tropical plant and animal species to facilitate species inventory and genetic resources evaluation so as to prevent their possible extinction. Areas of Specialization The Department of Applied Biology offers Postgraduates programs in pest management, plant physiology, Ecology and Environmental biology, Plant Pathology, Genetics, Hydrobiology and Fisheries. Degrees Awarded The Department has designed programmes leading to the award of postgraduates Diploma (PGD), Master of Science (M.Sc), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. A Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Applied Entomology and Pest management, Ecology and Environmental Biology, Hydrobiology and Fisheries The objective of the Post-graduate Diploma is to enable students develop the capacity in tackling the programs caused by agricultural diseases, and pests such as insects mites and nematodes. The programme will also aim at acquainting the students with general principles, techniques and other methods applicable in the management and combating of those agricultural and medically important pests and parasites and diseases. Admission Requirements All candidates must have five credits passes including English, mathematics and two other relevant science subjects at O'level. The Postgraduate Diploma programme admission is open to B.Sc (3rd) Class and HND (upper credit minimum) graduate or its equivalent in Biology, Botany, Zoology, Entomology ,Ecology, Applied Biology, Microbiology and other related fields such as Crop protection, Agricultural Extension and Medical Laboratory Technology. All applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of the school of Graduate Studies. Graduates of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology or of other approved Universities are eligible to apply. Candidate who possess HND or its equivalent a minimum of credit level pass in the above-mentioned areas are also eligible to apply. The Post-graduate Diploma Thesis shall follow the format and regulations of the first degree thesis of the University and work reported thesis must be done during the approved period of the programme. There shall be in-house oral examination on the thesis. There shall be an examination for each course at the end of each semester. The minimum passing grade per course is C. Course failed at the first and second semester examination will be carried over in the next academic year. A candidate who has failed to make an overall minimum CGPA of 2.4 shall be deemed to have failed the examination. Mode of Study The programme may be pursued full-time or part-time involving course work and a supervised research project. Duration of Study The full-time postgraduate Diploma programme shall last for a minimum of two semesters and a maximum of four semesters, while the part-time programme shall last for a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of six semesters. Structure of Programme The Department offers postgraduates diploma in Applied Biology with options to specialize in Pest management, Ecology and Environmental Biology, Hydrobiology Fisheries and Plant Pathology. Applied MicroBiology and Brewing Introduction The postgraduate programme of the Department of Applied Microbiology and Brewing is designed to produce man power that can comfortably be absorbed into industries for Food, Brewing and other Fermentation Industries. The programme is also designed for absorption of our graduates into Faculty of Medicine and Sciences as Lecturers or as Laboratory Scientists. The Department offers programmes leading to: Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Master of Science (M.Sc) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees in these areas of specialization. Brewing Science and Technology Microbial Biotechnology Medical/Pathogenic Microbiology Environmental Microbiology Food and Industrial Microbiology Philosophy The Department aims at producing matured scientific and technological manpower required to achieve the national goals of Nigeria in general. It also centres its desire towards development of sound academic excellence that can compete with our counterparts elsewhere in the world. To achieve this, the curriculum places emphasis on; Quality laboratory training Sound theoretical knowledge Application of hitech/internet facilities towards problem solving. Production of quality graduates with ability to move into research and development. Based on the above aims and objectives, it is our belief that the general needs of our state and our nation Nigeria will be met in areas of; Medicare, industry, environmental protection and food development. The science and research development areas of our nations will also have available manpower. While the University will have desired manpower to propel the requirements of our future leaders in the field of biotechnology and other industries. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes Basic Admission Requirements All candidates must have five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant science subjects at O' Level. Candidates with Bachelors Degree from an approved University must obtain a minimum of pass degree in the relevant science discipline. Holders of HND in relevant programmes from approved institutions with a minimum of Upper Credit may also be considered for admission. Duration of Programme Full-time Postgraduate Diploma Programme shall run for a minimum of two semesters and a maximum of four semesters. The Part-Time Postgraduate Programme shall run for a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of six semesters. Geology and Mining Introduction he postgraduate programmes of the Department of Geology and Mining have been designed to respond to expanding need for manpower in many areas of geology and allied fields. The basic theories and principles which are usually taught at the undergraduate level are becoming increasingly insufficient for coping with the complexities of today's geological problems and many employers of labour in geologically related fields prefer to hire those with postgraduate degrees. Philosophy and Objectives The Postgraduates Degree Programme in the Department of Geology and Mining are designed to produce high level Geologists, Researchers and Professionals that are satisfactorily equipped with analytical and technical skills necessary for the adequate performance of their jobs as academics and professionals. The program intends to train students to enable them handle the problems of petroleum, mineral and water resources in the area of distribution and availability management. Available Programmes The Department offers PGD in geology, M. Sc and Ph. D. degree programmes in the following areas: Environmental Geology, Applied Geophysics, Hydrogeology and Mineral Exploration. The programme may be expanded to include other aspects of geology and mining as necessary equipment and personnel become available. Nature of the programme The programme for M. Sc degree would consist of course work and research project. The study for the Ph. D degree is by comprehensive research to be embodied in a thesis. Admission Requirements In addition to the normal university's entry requirement, candidates with good degrees in areas such as physics, mathematics, chemistry and engineering are also eligible for admission. Admission to Ph. D programme is subject to the availability of supervisors and research facilities. Remedial courses may also be undertaken by some Ph. D candidates as recommended by their supervisors. Industrial Chemistry Introduction The post graduate programme of the department will offer courses leading to PGD, M.Sc. M.Phil and Ph.D. the objective of the programme is to produce high manpower in the chemical science to take up responsible features in industry, academic and research establishments and other government agencies in order to generate chemical data on Nigeria's natural resources and solve local problems as well as collaboration in inter-disciplinary research for the general good of the society. Philosophy It is now generally accepted that science and technology are the basis of modern development worldwide. Chemistry being a key science is expected to improve the living standards of human society and its continued study as a discipline will sustain societal development. The post graduate programme of the department is formulated in such a way as to inculcate in students the correct scientific chemical knowledge so as to yield maximum dividend to the society. The dividend can be measured in terms of solutions to the human problems of hunger, population, raw materials for the industry, new products, energy, biochemical processes and the environment at large. Aims and Objectives The aims and objectives of Industrial Chemistry department PG program are as follows: Providing students with knowledge and competitive skills to enhance their performance and to enable them to assume broader responsibilities in the rapidly changing environment in the context of the global and contemporary knowledge economy. Producing high level practitioners who are capable of applying appropriate chemical principles and techniques for solving problems in the local, national and international environment viz-z-viz teaching, research and industry. Producing socially responsive and functional chemists capable of positively driving the engine of Nigeria's economy through accelerated technological development. Proving opportunity for University graduates in relevant science disciplines and HND holders to convert and aspire to higher degrees in chemistry. Master of Science (M.Sc. in Chemistry) A candidate with a first degree in chemistry form a recognize University with minimum of a Second Class Lower Division may be admitted provided the University Matriculation requirement is satisfied. A candidate with an Upper Credit Pass in the Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), in chemistry from a recognized University may also be admitted to a Masters Degree Programme provided the University Matriculation requirements are satisfied. Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) A candidate with a M.Sc. Degree in relevant Chemistry field with a minimum CGPA of 3.3 on a 5 point scale from a recognized University may be admitted. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree A candidate who holds a Masters Degree, with a minimum of CGPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale or average of 60%, which includes coursework and research thesis in a relevant chemistry discipline, from a recognized University may be admitted provided the University Matriculation requirements are satisfied. Mandatory duration of programme A uniform duration for the programme for all Universities, making allowance for minor individual university variation shall be adopted as follows: 1.Postgraduate diploma programme Full-time: Minimum of two (2) semesters and a maximum of four (4) semesters. Part-time: Minimum of four(4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters. 2.Masters degree programme Full-time: Minimum of three (3) semesters and a maximum of five (5) semesters. Part-time: Minimum of five (5) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters. 3.Doctorate degree Programme Full-time: Minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters. Part-time: Minimum of eight (8) semesters and a maximum of ten (10) semesters. Departmental Postgraduate Committee There is a Post Graduate committee of the department. The Head of department serves as the Chairman of this committee (unless he is not up to rank of Senior lecturer). Members include all academic staff involved in the Postgraduate programmes of the department. There is also the Department Postgraduate Examination Board. This Board has the Head of Department (provided he is up to rank of senior lecturer) as the Chairman, all professors in the department, and other senior members of the department, provided the number does not exceed five. Where external examination is involved the external examiner is a member of this board. The terms of Reference of both bodies are contained in the Enugu State University of Science and Technology Post Graduate Booklet. Admission requirement The criteria for admission into the Postgraduate Chemistry programmes are as follows: Basic requirement All candidates must have five Credit passes including English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry O'level. 4.Postgraduates Diploma, PGD A graduate from a recognized University, with at least a pass degree or a holder of a minimum of Upper Credits in the Higher National Diploma HND, from a recognized institution. Holders of the HND at Lower Units with a minimum of five (5) years post-qualification relevant experience maybe considered. Industrial Physics Introduction The Department of Industrial Physics started in 1982 under the defunct Anambra State University of Science and Technology. The Department offers Postgraduate programmes leading to the award of the following degrees: Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Masters of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Philosophy ( M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Physics. Philosophy Philosophy of postgraduate programmes is anchored on the unbiased and systematic observations, accurate documentation and interpretation of facts and phenomena with a view to generating a body of knowledge. The graduate programme of the Department of Industrial Physics provides a study of: The fundamental principles governing the behavior of the physical universe. The methods of scientific investigations and its applications to the technological problems of today. It places emphasis on the interactions between science, technology and society which is geared towards translating scientific methods into technological breakthroughs which are aimed at solving the problems of the society in which we find ourselves. Aims and Objectives The aims and objectives of postgraduate programmes are: To produce high level man power in the sciences through the acquisition of requisite skills and knowledge, for national development. To develop in science graduates a sense of inquiry capacity for independent research and motivation to extend the frontiers of science and technology. To produce graduates who will be adequately equipped for relevance in the global knowledge economy. To produce graduates who are capable of appropriate scientific principles for solving problem for the promotion of human well being. To produce manpower with optimal competencies and skill to function effectively in the academia and the private sector. The postgraduate programme provides a practical approach to Physics which will be developed from a systematic collection for possible applications in industrial or technological setting. Thus it is hoped that at the end of such a programme, a student must have demonstrated practical ability to carry on original and independent scientific research. Thesis and Dissertation A panel of Examiners shall be constituted to orally assess a thesis or dissertation according to the university regulations, but the examination shall be guided by the following: Postgraduate Diploma Project Report An External EXAMINER shall read and grade the report. The final grade for the project shall be the average of the separate grades of an internal assessment process and the external examiner's assessment. Masters Dissertation The minimum composition of the examination panel shall compose of the following: External Examiner Head of Department Student's Supervisor Co - Supervisor (if any), or at least a member of the Department where no Co- Supervisor exists One member appointed by the PG School. M.Phil Thesis The minimum composition of the examination panel shall compose of the following: External Examiner Head of Department Student's Supervisor Co - Supervisor (if any), or at least a member of the Department where no Co- Supervisor exists One member appointed by the PG School. Ph.D Thesis The minimum composition of the examination panel shall comprise: The External Examiner Head of Department who must be a Ph.D holder Student's Supervisor Co - Supervisor One other member of the Department who must not be below the rank of a Senior Lecturer or an academic staff from a related Department within the faculty who must hold a Ph.D, and A representative of the Board of the Postgraduate School. Academic Regulation Academic session An academic session consists of two semesters. Each semester normally will comprise of 15 weeks of teaching and two weeks of examinations. Modular System All Physics Postgraduate programmes shall be run on a modular system, i.e. the Course Unit system. All courses should therefore be subdivided into more or less self sufficient and logically consistent packages that are taught within a semester and examined at the end of that particular semester. Unit weights should be attached to each course. Definition of Units or Credits Units are loads attached to a course. One unit load is equivalent to one hour per week semester of 15 weeks of lecture or two hours of tutorials or three hours per week of term paper work or laboratory practical per semester of 15 weeks. Programmes All postgraduate students (irrespective of the programme) must take Management and Entrepreneurship and ICT & Research Method as compulsory courses. However any student who has taken them at a particular postgraduate level is exempted at higher levels. PostGraduate Diploma Programmes This programme is intended to serve as a remedial or conversion course for candidates with deficiencies in the field of Physics or those who have studied other courses related to Physics who would want to get properly grounded in Physics. Basic Admission Requirements The criteria for eligibility for admission into PGD programme in Physics will be as follows: All candidates must have five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant science subjects as. O'Level. Candidates with Bachelors degree from an approved university must obtain a minimum of pass degree in relevant science discipline including Mathematics, Geology, Surveying, Physics Education, Engineering, Computer Science etc. from ESUT or other universities recognized by ESUT. Holders of HND in relevant programmes such as Engineering, Science Technology etc from approved institutions with a minimum of Upper credit may also be considered for admission. [-]

Faculty of Environmental Science

Enugu State University of Science and Technology - ESUT
Campus Full time March 2017 Nigeria Enugu

The range of exposure and the scope of the academic programme in ESUT's Department of Architecture are designed to produce skilled, innovative and responsive architects who are capable of meeting the challenges of time in the building industry for both public and private sectors. [+]

Faculty of Environmental Science Architecture Philosophy The range of exposure and the scope of the academic programme in ESUT's Department of Architecture are designed to produce skilled, innovative and responsive architects who are capable of meeting the challenges of time in the building industry for both public and private sectors. Objectives The ESUT Department of Architecture is committed to a high quality of professional education aimed at producing architects that are capable of solving complex environmental design problems. Post Graduate Programmes The Department runs two programmes viz. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Architecture. 1.Post Graduate Diploma The Postgraduate Diploma (Architecture) is designed for two (2) semesters within a minimum period of 12 (twelve) calendar months to bring up students (candidates) who were unable to meet up with the minimum academic Final Cumulative Grade Point Average (FCGPA) of 3.00 on the five (5) point scale (or of any adjustment)--- from the studies of Bachelor of Sciences (Architecture) degree, or equivalent --- so as to qualify to apply for admission into the Master of Sciences (Architecture) programme in the Department of Architecture. 2.M.Sc. (Architecture) Degree The programme extends over a minimum of two academic years of two semesters each, with course work as well as research culminating in a Dissertation comprising a Report and Dissertation Design and Drawings, to be defended before an External Examiner. Duration of Programmes PGD: Full-time: 2 semesters minimum and 4 semesters maximum. M.Sc. - Full-time: 2 calendar years minimum and 4 calendar years maximum. M. Phil - Full-time: 2 semesters minimum and 4 semesters maximum. Ph. D. by Research - Full-time: minimum of six (6) semesters. Admission Requirements 1.The Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture (PGD, Arch.) The following shall qualify for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture:- Candidates with third class honours degrees or pass (minimum) or its equivalent from Nigerian or other recognized universities. Holders of the HND in Architecture with a credit level pass from recognized polytechnics. Holders of the OND or its equivalent in recognized or accredited institutions with at least 10 years of postgraduate cognate experience. 2.Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Architecture Candidates of Nigerian or other recognized universities, who have obtained the approved Bachelor's degree in Architecture with at least a second class honours or its equivalent. Holders of PGD in Architecture with a credit level pass from ESUT or any other recognized university. Requirements for Graduation 1.Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture To be eligible for the award of PGD a candidate shall pass all prescribed courses and have a CGPA of not less than 3.0 on 5 point scale. A candidate must also satisfy all other conditions stipulated by the School of Postgraduate Studies, and the Senate, ESUT. 2.Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in Architecture To be eligible for the award of M.Sc. (Architecture), a candidate must pass all prescribed courses and have a CGPA of not less than 3.0 on a 5 point scale. A candidate must also satisfy all other conditions stipulated by the School of Postgraduate Studies, and the Senate, ESUT. Areas of Specialization Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture (PGD Arch) As a remedial programme targeted to prepare a candidate for admission into the professional master's degree, the PGD (Arch) is designed without areas of specialization. Estate Management Objectives The programmes are geared towards providing enabling environment for critical studies and research to enhance further development of the theories and practice of Estate Management discipline. Accomplishment of the structured course-work and supervised research embodied in the form of a long essay, thesis and/or dissertation report will lead to the award of a postgraduate diploma or degrees in Estate Management. The programmes aim at fulfilling the following specific objectives in the process. To equip the graduates better to appreciate and respond more effectively to the ever-changing demands of the real estate investment markets and to the dynamics of political, socio-economic and technological environment. To position the graduates to understand the evolving contemporary real estate. management techniques and appraisal methodologies and land use and administration approaches and their adaptation to our national economy. To train and develop appropriate manpower to sustain teaching and research' in Estate Management in tertiary (Universities and Polytechnics) and research institutions. To provide avenue for allied professional who want to change their careers to Estate Surveying and Valuation. To produce graduates who are theoretically and scientifically current and competent to make effective contributions towards the national economic development. Mission Statement The Department of Estate Management is totally committed towards: The training and development of well-informed, self-confident, analytical and disciplined graduates and scholars who appreciate the complex legal, socio-economic, political and technological impacts on the land resource utilization, development, and management of land and the built environment not only within Nigeria but in any other society in the world. Research and development of concepts, theories and solutions to problems of land use, valuation and appraisals both within and beyond the Nigerian environment. The postgraduate programmes herein contained are geared towards training and development of a very high level manpower (graduates) in Estate Management discipline that will provide the requisite leadership in both academic and professional practice of Estate Surveying and Valuation in both private and public sectors of the economy. The graduate courses offered are in the areas of Valuation, Investment (feasibility and viability) Appraisals, Property Taxation, Facilities and Property Management, Land Administration and Development. The programmes are designed to foster critical analytical skill and scholarly investigations of issues and problems in the core areas of Estate Management. Programmes The Department offers the following postgraduate programmes: Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Estate Management Master of Science (M.Sc.) Estate Management Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Estate Management Admission Requirements In addition to satisfying the general entry requirements for admission into school of Postgraduate Studies of ESUT, the candidate seeking admission into a postgraduate programme in Estate Management must also possess the following: 1.Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) Programme The PGD programme is a bridge programme. The following persons may apply for admission into the programme: Graduates from approved universities who hold a minimum of Second Class Honours Degree in related disciplines. Graduates who hold Third Class Honours Degree in Estate Management who must have spent not less than five years in professional practice in a recognized firm. Graduate. who hold Higher National Diploma (HND) in Estate Management with at least a credit pass or its equivalent from approved institutions. Holders of professional qualifications in Estate Management such as professional Diploma, ANIVS, FNIVS or their equivalents. In addition to any of the above, candidates seeking admission into the PGD programme must also possess the minimum entry requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in the Department. 2.Masters of Science (M.Sc) Degree Programme The following persons may apply for admission: Graduates with a minimum of Second Class Honours Degree in Estate Management from approved universities. Holders of Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Estate Management of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) or other approved Universities with Final Cumulative Grade Point Average (FCCP A) not less than 3. 50 (on 5-point scale) or a credit pass. 3.Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme The following persons may apply for admission: Graduates from approved universities who possess Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Estate Management (in any of the specialization Areas). In addition to (i) above, the candidate should have a final Cumulative Grade Point Average (FCGPA) of not less than 3.50 on a 5-point scale. Candidates from institutions other than ESUT may be required In addition to the above-specified requirements to take additional courses as may be prescribed by the department. Duration of Programmes 1.Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) Programme The full-time Postgraduate Diploma Programme shall normally last for a minimum of two semesters. Part-time programme shall last for a minimum of four semesters. 2.Masters of Science (M.Sc) Degree Programme The full-time Master of Science Degree Programme shall normally last for a minimum of three semesters while the part-time programme shall last for a minimum of four semesters. 3.Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme The duration of the study for full-time candidates with M.Sc. degree In Estate Management shall be for a minimum of four semesters while part-time study shall last for a minimum of six semesters. Geography & Meteorology Introduction The global Environment Question came into Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) as a technological issue with the creation of the faculty of Environmental Sciences in 1985. In 1991 the faculty set up an Environmental Management programme for the principal aim of developing and training specialist Environmental Managers and monitoring the environment. After the 1992 summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the programme progressed beyond the common, 'what of the Environment' to ask how, where, when, why and eventually the bigger WHAT of the environment questions, which are more pertinent to environmental management and survival. It is known that food production and water resource development, industrialization and urbanization are essential elements of human existence, which have profound impacts on our environment. In the interest of Environmental sustainability, we now design our specific objectives at the post-graduate levels to address six main questions, viz: How do we control and manage our environmental pollution and degradation? How do we respond to climate change problems? How do we farm and how do we industrialize and or Urbanize in environment friendly ways? Where do we urbanize? How do we manage our land, air and water resources? How do we manage man-environmental hazard relationships? To answer these questions, the crucial issue of the assessment of the environment comes into play. Thus we ask: How do we develop our environmental resources? What are the positive and negative impacts of resources development on the environment? How do the economist, sociologist, psychologist, physical scientist and the ecologist etc perceive our actions? How do we reduce environmental pollution, climate change, flooding and environmental degradation to achieve environmental sustainability? What do we do to substitute 'poverty' with general affluence through appropriate environmental management practices? These questions which are very crucial to Nigerians today for tomorrow constitute the foci of our researches. The researches are not only evaluative but also descriptive, designative, predictive and prescriptive regarding the above crucial environmental questions. We therefore adopt international outlook and approach. Environmental issues such as water and atmospheric pollution and climate change problems involve trans-national boundaries. The Department of Geography and meteorology provides the necessary undergraduate base for these advanced questions. Philosophy The fundamental philosophy underlying the programme is the training of graduates from a wide range of discipline and backgrounds to the highest academic standards in the identification and resolution of environmental issues. Vision The programme will produce skilled manpower, trained specifically for environmental surveillance, monitoring and management as against the present practices where these tasks were performed by people trained in basic and applied sciences. The academic programme is also designed to provide the training needed for an understanding of environment and build upon this foundation by exploring in some depths, specific aspects such as resources depletion, recycling, re-use and the impact of science and technology Aims and Objectives Postgraduate programmes in environmental Management and control are designed to : Increase the students understanding of the multi-disciplinary nature of environmental issues. Provide sound specialized and effective practical oriented training of course work fieldwork and research in environmental monitoring, management and control. Provide high-level skilled manpower with both academic and professional competence for tackling environmental issues in all their ramifications. Programmes The postgraduate programmes ESUT has in environmental management and control are as follows: PGD Environmental Management and Control (PGD EMC) Master of Environmental Management and Control (Master of EMC)(Professional) M.Sc Environmental Management and Control (M.Sc)(Academic) Ph.D Environmental Management and Control (Ph.d. EMC) General Regulations Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Environmental Management and Control (PGD EMC) The programme will consist of course work, field trip, practical, examination and short project (long essay) Admission Requirements The criteria for admission into the PGD programmes are as follows; Matriculation requirement of individual university including mathematics and English Language. The following categories of candidate are eligible for admission into the postgraduate diploma programme. Graduates of Enugu State University of Science and Technology or graduate from other approved Universities, who hold first degree classifications acceptable to Senate in the relevant fields of study. Graduates who hold good grades and/or experience of non first degree qualifications which are acceptable to Senate in the relevant fields of study. candidate with at least 3rd class or pass degree in Natural or Applied Science, Medical Science, Agriculture, Engineering, Education Science and Social Science. HND Upper Credit minimum or its equivalent in Natural or Applied Sciences, Agriculture and Engineering from recognized higher institutions may also be considered. Quantity Surveying Introduction The Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of environmental Sciences of Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, offers the following Postgraduates (PGD, M. Sc, Ph.D), Programmes in Quantity Surveying with specialization M. Sc and Ph.D in: Project management Construction management The programmes are board-based, designed for technocrats, business executives, academicians, practitioners and person who wish to develop other project, and cost management knowledge, practice, skills and research capabilities in the context of business, commerce and industry. Philosophy The programmes are rooted in the belief that the built environment industry mirrors the national economy. Economics that still have large mass of housing and infrastructure to provide and/or maintain for critical masses of their people have to put the industry in a front burner. The provision of high quality work force power to meet the challenges of a developing economy is indispensable. These challenges include requirements and research endeavours to promote the built environment industry and general development of the society. The programmes are therefore geared towards producing high quality manpower that will not only be self employing but employ others and could be of consultancy status in the fields of study. General Aim/Objectives The main aim of the programme is to enhance the student's marketability and self-reliance; equip them professionally, and academically by imparting sound knowledge, theory and practice of the arts and science of the application of project, construction and cost management and technological skills, techniques, knowledge, tools and processes to projects and operations. The graduates will be well grounded in the theory and practice of project, construction, or cost management and technology; be able to teach subjects in their area of specialization and also, advance the frontiers of the bodies of knowledge through scholarly research. Specifically, all graduates should be able to: Define, understand and handle complex construction and related problems, Develop and demonstrate leadership and team skills, Contribute to strategic decisions of their organizations Show competence and mastery in the- use of IT tools including project facilities, construction or cost management software. Communicate professionally, both orally and in writing Develop research capabilities, in the case of PhD students, able to demonstrate mastery, in the art and science of academic research and contribute new knowledge in his/her area Degrees awarded M.Sc, PhD Degrees. The academic degrees awarded are Master of Sciences (M.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in quantity surveying with specialization in Project Management, construction economics and infrastructure cost management. These are mainly for highly academically qualified candidates that aspire to teach and carry out research in project management construction economics and cost management of, infrastructure and related fields. The postgraduate diploma (PGD) is a remedial/transitory qualification for candidates whose deficiency are either academic or subject related, and cannot be admitted straight for the masters programme. Admission requirements The programmes are board based. Students of diverse backgrounds are accepted for the programmes. Postgraduates diploma programme The normal admission requirements for the Postgraduate diploma (PGD) programmes are: A bachelors degree in any of the cognate disciplines or third class or pass level division, in Quantity Surveying from ESUT or any other recognized University. Or, HND, not lower than pass level or equivalent qualification M.Sc Programme The normal admission requirements for the M. Sc programme are: Matriculation requirement of the university which is 5 0'level credit which must include English, Maths and Physics. An honours degree, not lower than second class lower division in Quantity Surveying for M. Sc from ESUT or any other recognized institution. A postgraduate diploma (PGD) in Quantity Surveying At least a HND (Upper Credit) minimum and a current registration of Quantity surveyors Registration board of Nigeria (QSRBN). In rare cases candidates that do not meet the required CGPA , but have relevant experience, as Project Managers, or other related positions may be accepted. PhD Programme The normal admission requirements for the PhD programme are: An honours degree, not lower than a first class division, or equivalent for ESUT or any other recognized University in construction or project management, Quantity Surveying or Cognate Discipline. Or, An honours degree, not lower than second class division, or equivalent qualification from ESUT or any other recognized University or other institution plus an M.Sc in Quantity Surveying, construction or project management or related field with not lower than 60% or 3.50 CGPA on a 5 point scale respectively, or equivalent on a 4.0 scale. An M. Phil in construction management or Quantity Surveying or equivalent with a CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5.0 Scale grading or equivalent on a 4.0 scale. In exceptional cases, experienced candidates with lower grade point but have highly revered professional qualifications may be accepted for the above programmes. These are however treated on a case-by-case and individual basis and may be required to audit some lower level courses. Admissions would be based on the availability of supervisions. Urban & Regional Planning Introduction Rapid population growth and the associated rapid rates of city growth coupled with technological changes have generated an increasing demand for planners on all aspects of human endeavours particularly in urban and rural areas of developing countries. The frightening rate of rural-urban migration and the concomitant physical, social, economic and cultural problems resulting from, or precipitated in urban areas calls for urgent need of planners with requisite academic, professional and technical skills and capacities to deal with such situations. On the other hand, the rural areas of Nigeria suffer from declining youth population, skilled manpower, finance, modernization of decaying agricultural production infrastructure and the much needed social amenities to cater for needs of over 70% of the country's population. These scenarios call for concerted efforts on part of government and universities to initiate new programmes as well as, redesign existing ones to meet the ever changing needs and challenges of sustainable national, physical and socio-economic development. The role of planners in this regard cannot be over-emphasized. Nigeria is in direct need of planners to help manage urban and rural spaces or areas. At the moment, competent academically and professionally trained planners are indeed only produced in very few Nigerian universities. The shortage of professional planners must be stemmed if chaos is to be mitigated in urban and rural spaces. This is why the department of Urban and Regional Planning Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) has seized the challenge given by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to reform its postgraduate programs to achieve demands for national development and international best practices. Graduate Diploma and Degrees The postgraduate programmes in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning are designed to meet the needs of both full-time and part-time students intending to become effectively involved in socio-economic and physical development planning profession in an ever dynamic environment such as Nigeria. Urban and Regional Planning is eclectic in scope and this is why the programmes are made sufficiently broad-based and flexible to bestride complementary environmental design and planning disciplines. This ensures that whilst meeting the general requirements of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) and the Town Planners Registration Council (TOPREC) on one hand and National Universities Commission (NUC) on the other, the programmes incorporate much of the social science-oriented urban and regional planning theory and methodology that normally lie beyond the scope of a town planning programme(s). To ensure their relevance and sustainability, experienced and competent planning experts, particularly urban and regional planners, both on full-time and part-time employment are made to man these programmes. These programmes are designed with a view to giving due weight to theory and practice through lectures, seminars, computer applications, studio demonstrations and field investigations. It is recognized that while enough premium should be placed on the practical aspects of the learning process, a rigorous theoretical foundation is very desirable for both studio and fieldwork. Philosophy the philosophy of the Postgraduate Urban and Regional Planning Programmes in ESUT, is built on intellectual leadership and the preparedness to confront spatial and environmental challenges. Hence each programme focuses on details providing practical training geared towards the effective planning and development of Nigeria cities, towns, villages and their surrounding regions in order to achieve national objectives in planning and development. Goals and Objectives The goal of the programmes is to produce planners registerable with NITP/TOPREC who are both academicians and core professionals. Against this background, the graduate degree programmes are designed with the goal of increasing the ability of students/participants to prepare regional, urban, town and village development plans by studying current practices and providing techniques for: Analysing and understanding how regions, cities, towns, and villages work and are likely to develop; Assessing the resources and constraints to effective planning and development; and Strengthening institutional capacities for the implementation of regional, urban, town and village development plans. Against this background, the following objectives predominate: To develop students' understanding of URP through the study of theories, methods and techniques for planning, designing and managing land use activities and environment; To assist the students to acquire constructive understanding of the social, economic, technological and legislative framework of society with the physical, social and economic processes in operation and, the potential capacities of the frameworks to make more coherent and relevant collaborative policy formulation and implementation; To provide students with varied practical experience of realistic planning problems; To encourage students to develop interest in planning skills and research methods; To contribute to the manpower requirements of the nation by educating and training of prospective planners and also offering of refresher courses to already registered planners through in-house/programme seminars, workshops and colloquium; and finally. To provide training and re-training programmes that will elevate sub-professionals to professional cadre of the discipline. PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION, ADMISSION AND REGULATIONS 1.Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in URP Admission Requirements Graduates of ESUT, or graduates from other universities acceptable to the Postgraduate School and Senate of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), who hold a minimum of Pass Degree in Urban and Regional Planning with relevant 5 years post qualification experience are eligible to apply for the one (1) academic year programme which comprises two semester course work and final year dissertation or project. Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) or its equivalent in Urban and Regional Planning with Upper Credit, or Lower Credit Pass with a minimum of five year practical experience(s), are also eligible to apply for admission for the one (1) year duration (as defined above) programme. Graduates of ESUT, or graduates from other Universities acceptable to Senate who hold a minimum of a Third Class Degree in Architecture, Building, Land Surveying; Civil Engineering, Geography, Estate Management, Economics, Sociology, Law and other related fields, as well as, Holders of HND or its equivalent in the relevant disciplines as mentioned above but with a minimum of lower credit pass with relevant post qualification experience of 5yrs are also eligible to apply for admission for the one (1) year programme. Duration of Study The minimum period of study is one (1) academic year. Students are however required to attain necessary prescribed number of hours per week during the period of the study. 2.Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) Programme Admission Requirements Graduates of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) or graduates from other recognized approved universities/institutions who hold or obtain a minimum of Second Class Honours Degree (Lower Division) in Urban and Regional Planning or Third Class Degree with 5 years relevant post qualification experience in the same field are eligible to apply for admission, for two (2) academic years duration. Holders of Enugu State University of Science and Technology Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Urban and Regional Planning who score a FCGPA of not less than 2.5 are eligible to apply for admission for a two (2) year duration study programme. Graduates of Enugu State University of Science and Technology or graduates from other recognized Universities who hold a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in Architecture, Surveying, Law, Economics Sociology, Civil Engineering or from any other cognate discipline are also eligible to apply for admission for the two year professional masters programme. Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) or its equivalent in Urban and Regional Planning with a minimum of Upper Credit pass, with relevant five years post graduation practical experience(s) may be eligible to apply for admission for the two (2) year duration programme (as defined above). Duration of Study The minimum period of study is two (2) years of twenty-four (24) calendar months for full-time students and forty-eight (48) months for part-time study. Students are required to obtain the prescribed number of hours per week/semester course work in each academic year. 3.Master of Science (M.Sc) Degree Programme Admission Requirements Graduates of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) or graduates from other recognized approved universities/institutions who hold or have obtained a minimum of Second Class Honours Degree (Lower Division) in Urban and Regional Planning are eligible to apply for admission, for the two (2) year programme. Holders of Enugu State University of Science and Technology Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Urban and Regional Planning who score a FCGPA of not less than 3.0 may be eligible to apply for admission. Graduates of Enugu State University of Science and Technology or graduates from other recognized Universities who hold a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with a cumulative grade point average of not less 3.0 in Architecture, Surveying, Law, Economics, Sociology, Civil Engineering or any other cognate subject may also be eligible to apply for admission for the two year programme. Graduate of Professional Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) from ESUT or other recognized universities with a CGPA of less than 3.0 or cumulative grade score less than 60%. Holders of Master of Science (MSc.) degrees in cognate disciplines of Architecture, Surveying, Law, Economics, Sociology, Civil Engineering or any other related fields from ESUT or other recognized universities desirous of becoming registered with NITP/TOPREC may be eligible for admission for the M.Sc (URP) programme. In addition to the above qualification(s), candidates shall be required to satisfy all other conditions stipulated by the Department and the Postgraduate School of the University. Duration of Study The minimum period of study is two (2) years comprising twenty-four (24) calendar months for full-time students and forty-eight (48) months for part-time study. Students are required to obtain the prescribed number of hours per week/semester course work in each academic year. 4.Master of Philosophy (M.PHIL)/Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.d) Programmes Admission Requirements Admission into a particular area of study depends on availability of a suitable supervisor for an M.Phill/Ph.D thesis in that area. Candidates who are interested in pursuing an M.Phil/Ph.D programme are therefore advised to make prior enquires from the Head of Department before sending in an application. Candidate must satisfy the following requirements: Candidate with a first class degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Graduate of professional Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning with a cumulative score of not less than 60%. Candidate with M.Sc. degree who failed to score up to 60% cumulative average in Urban and Regional Planning. Candidate with M.Sc. degree who scores up to 60% cumulative average in any of the cognate disciplines of Architecture, Surveying, Law, Economics, Sociology, Civil Engineering or any other related subject from ESUT or any approved university are also eligible to apply for admission for the one year course work study. In addition to the above-stated qualifications, a candidate shall be required to satisfy all other conditions stipulated by the Department and the PG school of the University. Duration of Study The minimum period of study for the M.Phil programme is one (1) academic year. Students are however required to attain necessary prescribed number of hours per week during the period of study. [-]