Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Obafemi Awolowo University  Full-Time M.Sc. Nanoscience and Technology for the 2014/2015 Academic Session.

The multi-disciplinary programme which is available in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has four areas of specialization, namely:

Nanostructured Materials

The four (4) semester MSc. Nanoscience and Technology programme is primarily concerned with the adequate training of a critical mass of nanotechnology workforce and experts, for the next couple of decades, with requisite interdisciplinary, scientific, engineering and technological education to tackle emerging challenges in the areas of science and engineering, especially in energy, oil and gas, solid minerals, water purification, electronics, healthcare, agriculture, telecommunications, transport, security and environment, as well as in research activities for the progress of this new multi-disciplinaiy technology, in Nigeria.

It is especially designed to provide the required foundation, skilled manpower, expertise and specific orientations towards engineering and technical skills, processes and competencies in the nano-scale/regime; where most of the major disciplines converge toward the same building blocks, principles and tools of investigation. In addition, the programme will provide opportunity for retraining and re-orientation for qualified young scientists, engineers and professionals already serving in the1 aforementioned industries and the relevant government agencies, to acquire requisite expertise and focus in these cutting edge fields to enable them have comparative advantage in their job delivery.

The specific objectives of the proramme are to:

provide relevant multi-disciplinary education in Nanotechnology and Structured Materials designed to meet emerging challenges in the areas of science and engineering, especially in energy, oil and gas, electronics, healthcare, agriculture, telecommunication, transportation, security and environment;
Equip graduates with the knowledge and problem solving skills and techniques to apply concepts in nanotechnology to solve problems in areas of critical national development;
Encourage graduates to acquire the knowledge and competencies in the application of tools, techniques and procedures in Nanotechnology to diagnose and treat a wide range of life-threatening diseases;
Provide opportunities and create conducive learning environment fin graduates to develop an appetite and attitude towards research innovations an creativity in Nanotechnology; and
Provide the skills needed to undertake independent research projects both in the industries, agencies and within the University environment.

Duration of the Programme
The M.Sc degree in Nanoscience and Technology shall be a FULL-TIME programme with a duration of four (4) academic semesters. This consists of an intensive coursework of two academic semesters (to be examined in written examinations), followed by two semesters of supervised thesis/project research.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants shall include graduates and graduate professional in industries, government and non-governmental organizations.

Admission Requirements

The general admission requirements are as stated in Regulations 8, 9 and 10 of Obafemi Awolowo University’s Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies (2005).
A graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University or any other approved University with at least a Second Class Upper Division Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Technology (B.Sc/B.Tech) Degree in any of the Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences and Engineering disciplines.
Candidate with Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in the stated disciplines with at least two years post NYSC cognate working experience.

Conditions for Conferment of the Degree

Candidates shall fulfill the prescribed course work and examination requirements as stated in the Obafemi Awolowo University Regulations Governing Postgraduate studies, for the award of the degree of Master of Science.
A unique prerequisite for the conferment of Master of Science degree in Nanoscience and Technology is the completion of two semesters of research, to be examined in an oral examination. Each candidate is expected to present at least one Departmental Seminar on his/her Thesis Project which is to be examined in a final Oral Examination.

Application Closing Date
15th May, 2015

Method of Application
Purchase of application form shall be through ONLINE ONLY. Candidates can conveniently complete the application forms and pay online by following the steps enumerated below:

Step I: Log on to our admission website;
Step II: Create an online account. An email will be sent to the applicant with additional details including a system generated password.
Step III: With the email and password combination, applicants should sign in and accurately fill the pages of the application form.
Step IV: Application processing fee of N20,000 (Twenty thousand Naira) only, can be paid using either ATM/Nigerian Debit Cards on the Obafemi Awolowo University Postgraduate online application scratch cards. (Details will be sent via e.mail).
Step V: Applicants should forward the following relevant documents in support of their applications:

i.) Photocopy of University Degree Certificate(s)
ii.) Photocopy of NYSC Discharge Certificate
iii.) Photocopy of O’Level Result
(iv.) The original transcript obtained from the Applicant’s University plus duly completed and downloaded Obafemi Awolowo University Postgraduate College Transcript Label.

The original transcript obtained from the applicant’s University must be properly addressed to:
The Secretary,
Postgraduate College
Obafemi Awolowo University
Osun State,

Items (i) (iv) must be properly addressed to:
Admission Officer,
Postgraduate College,
Obafemi Awolowo University,
Osun State,

Kindly note that another set of relevant documents in support of their applications as specified in (i) & (iv) should be forwarded to the Head of Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Technology.

Additional Information

ATM cards for all banks on the inter-switch Network are supported.
The progress of completed application forms can be monitored online and notification will be sent to applicants once decisions are made on the application.
Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by email.
Any applicant whose original transcript does not reach us before the admission exercise begins ‘will not be admitted’.
Applicants should include their correct email address(es) on the application forms.
Successful candidates will receive their letters of admissions through their email addresses supplied.
Sponsors such as employment agencies, Ministries, Corporations, Parastatals and Foreign Missions should advise their candidates to apply personally for application forms and multiple applications will lead to cancellation of all applications forwarded.
Any candidate currently registered on a Postgraduate programme in this University and who applies for admission into another postgraduate programme without such a disclosure on the application form and who fails to duly withdraw from such a current programme with the approval of Senate, will automatically forfeit his studentship under the existing University Regulation.
Applications without Transcripts will not be considered.

Note: Duly completed application forms must be submitted online on or before the closing date above.

For additional information, visit the Postgraduate College Website at:

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