POSTGRADUATE STUDIES

1.         PROGRAMMES OFFERED

(a)        Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

(b)        Master of Technology (M.Tech)

(c)        Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

2.         AVAILABLE OPTIONS / SPECIALIZATION

The Department award:

(a)        PGD in Physics with electronics

(b)        M.Tech and

(c)        Ph.D. degrees with specialization in

            (i)         Condensed Matter Physics                                           

(ii)        Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation

            (iii)       Communications Physics

            (iv)       Radiation and Health Physics

(v)        Space Physics

            (vi)       Lower Atmospheric Physics

3.          ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

 

Candidates must satisfy the general regulations governing postgraduate studies at the Federal University of Technology, Akure. In addition, the following departmental requirements should be met:

 

(a)       PGD Programme

Candidates must satisfy the general regulations governing postgraduate studies at the Federal University of Technology, Akure. In addition, the following departmental requirements should be met:-

Applicants shall possess HND or AIST in any area of physical sciences. Candidates with good honours first degree in any area of physics or ordinary pass with experience in industry or government establishment shall also be considered for admission.

(b)       M.Tech Programme

(i)         Candidates with at least a Second Class (Lower Division) B.Tech. Degree in Physics recognized University is eligible for admission.

(ii)        Candidates with at least a Second Class (Lower Division) in Mathematics, Geography, Meteorology and Chemistry from the Federal University of Technology, Akure or any other recognized University may be considered for admission on their own merit.  Students who have minor deficiencies in undergraduate preparation, particularly on the areas mentioned in (ii) above will be given the opportunity, and may be required to make good these deficiencies before proceeding to postgraduate courses.

(c)       Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme

Candidates for the Ph.D. degree should have obtained the M.Tech degree in Physics from the Federal University of Technology, Akure or any other recognized University with any average grade of B.  Where applicable the candidates may be required to score at least 60% in the Master’s thesis examination. 

4. DURATION OF PROGRAMME

(a)       PGD Programme

The PGD shall be for a period of 12 months.  The two semesters shall be by course work and examinations.  The candidates shall present a research project submitted and approved at the end of second semester.

M.Tech Programme

The M.Tech. programme shall be for a period of 18 months.  The first two semesters shall be by course work and examinations.  The third semester shall be by thesis based on a research proposal submitted and approved at the end of the second semester.

(c)       Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme

The Ph.D shall normally be required to spend between 36 and 48 months for full-time candidates and between 48 and 72 months for part-time candidates.

 

COURSE CURRICULUM FOR UNDERGRADUATE


1.        Degree Option: Bachelor of Technology in Physics [B. Tech Physics (Electronics)

2.        ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

(a)      UME ADMISSION
Candidate seeking admission into this programme must have credits in five (5) subjects at WASSCE or NECO or GCE ordinary level or equivalent at not more than two (2) sittings. The five subjects must include English language, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
UME SUBJECTS: English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

(b)      DIRECT ENTRY
In addition to the UME requirements specified in (a) above, candidates seeking admission by direct entry must possess either (i) National Diploma (ND) at Upper Credit or its equivalent in Science Technology, Electronics and Electrical Engineering or (ii) a minimum of two (2) GCE Advanced Level (A/L) passes in Physics and Mathematics at one sitting or its equivalent.  
  
3.  PROGRAMME DURATION
The duration of the programme is five academic sessions but it is four sessions for direct entry students.  If a student fails to graduate at the end of the normal academic sessions, he/she would not be allowed to exceed a total of 7 academic sessions in the case of students admitted through the UME or 6 in the case of direct entry students.

4. REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.), Honours in Physics (Electronics), a student must:

  1. Pass all core courses as well as University and School required courses and electives required for specialization;
  1. complete successfully industrial attachments, seminars and projects;
  • accumulate at least 194 units for the students admitted through UME or 155 units if by direct entry and obtain a CGPA of not less than 1.00.