OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY (OAU) DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY: APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION INTO FULL-TIME PROFESSIONAL ONE-YEAR MASTERS POSTGRADUATE COURSES.

Application for Admission into Full-Time Professional One-Year Masters Postgraduate Courses in Partnership with Government Agencies, Non-Government Agencies and Industry for Harmattan Semester, 2012/2013 Academic Session.

Applications are invited from suitable qualified candidates for admission into Full-Time Postgraduate Programmes for 2012/2013 Academic Session.

The Programmes available in the Department of Geology, Faculty of Science are:

(i) Master in Petroleum Geosciences

(ii) Master in Petroleum Geophysics

(iii) Master in Petroleum Geochemistry

(iv) Master in Mineral Exploration

(v) Master in Groundwater and Environmental Geosciences

(A) INTRODUCTION

The twelve (12) months M.Sc. programme is purely a professional programme primarily concerned with reshaping the future of geosciences education in Nigeria.

It is especially designed to provide skilled manpower for the oil and gas, solid minerals, water industries and the environment. Young graduates wishing to improve their chances of joining any of these industries will benefit from these programmes. In addition, the programmes will provide intensive hands-on training for professionals already serving in these industries and the relevant government agencies.

The specific objectives of the programmes are to:

i) Produce well equipped graduates to pursue geoscience careers in industry and government and non-government agencies;

ii) Respond to the shortage of skilled geosciences personnel, withinthe oil, mining, groundwater and environment and service sectors;

iii) Attract graduates with a strong theoretical background in mathematics, the physical sciences and engineering to a career in the geosciences;

iv) Provide advanced training for graduates who already have some experience in practical application ofgeosciences principles, but seek to further their understanding and skills in a particular area of specialization;

v) Provide a solid grounding in the concept of geophysical, geological and production geosciences required to understand and exploit these techniques at all stages, from exploration, through development to production and resource management;

vi) Encourage and develop interdisciplinary skills across all aspects of the geosciences; and

vii) Provide the skills needed to undertake independent research projects both in the industry and within the university environment.

(B) DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

The courses are full time and will commence on 2 nd April, 2013. They are designed to run for twelve (12) months comprising of Harmattan and Rain Semesters for course work and a Post-Rain Semester for the independent project

(C) ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

Eligible applicants shall include graduates, and graduate professionals in industry, government and non-government organizations.

(D) ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

(1) A graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University or any other recognized university with a minimum of second class lower degree.

(2) In addition to the admission requirements as published in Obafemi Awolowo University’s Regulations, governing postgraduate studies (2005) ALL candidates should please note that in accordance with the University regulations, they must satisfy the O’ Level First Degree Matriculation requirements of the Obafemi Awolowo University of Five Credit Passes at not more than two sittings including English Language and Mathematics.

(E) CONDITIONS FOR CONFERMENT OF DEGREE

Candidates shall fulfill the course work and examination requirement 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 these programmes is the completion of a 3 months in-company internship project withinan industry, government or non-government agency.

(F) TUTION FEES

The tuition fees for the twelve-months Master Degree programmes is N 1,000,000.00 (one million naira) only per student.

The fees cover the cost of instruction, instructional materials, field work for a minimum of 16 days and computer time, but donot include lodging, transportation, food, textbooks, or any other cost associated with personal upkeep.

A few Scholarship positions may be available for deserving students.

(G) METHODS OF APPLICATION

Purchase of application form shall bethrough 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, http:/apply.oaunetque.com

Step II: Create an online account, e-mail will be sent with additional details including system generated password.

Step III: With the e-mail and password combination, applicants should sign in and accurately fill the pages of the application form.

Step IV: Application processing fee 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 scan and submit relevant documents, WAEC and NYSC Certificates online in support of their applications (see Notes on Admission).

(H) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

(1) ATM cards for all banks on the inter-switch Network are supported.

(2) The progress of completed application forms can be monitored online and notification will be sent to applicants once decisions are made on the application.

(3) Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by e-mail.

(I) NOTES ON ADMISSION

The original transcript obtained fromthe applicant’s university must be properly addressed to:

The Secretary,
Postgraduate College,
Obafemi Awolowo University,
Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

Any applicant whose original transcript does not reach us before the admission exercise begins “will not be admitted”.

Applicants should include their correct e-mail addresses on the application forms.

(J) CLOSING DATE:

Duly completed Application forms must be submitted on or before 30 th October 2012.

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