CROSS RIVER UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (CRUTECH) POSTGRADUATE AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES & REQUIREMENTS FOR 2021/2022

The Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), is one of the leading and fast-growing Universities in the South-South Zone of Nigeria. The University of Technology was established in August 2002 by Cross River State Government Bill No. 9 and amended as Bill No. 6 of 2004 and 2008. The University is a Body Corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal. The State University has four campuses: at Calabar (Central Administration, Faculties of Communication Technology, Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Science); at Obubra (Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry); at Ogoja (Faculty of Management Sciences) and at Okuku (Health and Medical Sciences).

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The University’s vision is “to be a Centre of Excellence in technology with highly qualified staff and excellent teaching and research facilities for the production of graduates that can compete with their peers anywhere in the world”. In order to attain this vision, the University has continued to pursue its mission, which is – “to produce high quality and well-trained graduates and researchers in Science and Technology for the socio-economic development of the state and the nation”.

Moreso, the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) was granted approval by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in a letter dated November 30, 2011, reference NUC/ES/221/VOLII/67 to establish a Postgraduate School and for Faculties/Departments to mount and run courses leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas and degrees in twenty-six programmes across the various campuses of the University.

CRUTECH POSTGRADUATE AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES & REQUIREMENTS

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Postgraduate Programmes in the 2016/2017 Academic Year leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas (PGD) and Postgraduate Degrees of Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) of The Cross River University of Technology, (CRUTECH) in the following Faculties/ Departments.

  1. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
    Courses of study leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are available in the following Departments as indicated below:

(i) Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension
(a) Agricultural Economics – PGD, M. Sc.
(b) Agricultural Extension – PGD, M. Sc.

(ii) Department of Agronomy
(a) Agronomy – PGD, M. Sc.

(iii) Department of Animal Science
(a) Animal Science – PGD, M. Sc.
(b) Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry – PGD, M. Sc., Ph. D

(iv) Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
(a) Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences – PGD, M. Sc., Ph. D

(v) Department of Forestry and Wildlife Resources
(a) Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management – PGD, M. Sc.

  1. FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
    Courses of study leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas and Master of Science degrees are available in the Department of Mass Communication.

(i) Department of Mass Communication
(a) Mass Communication – PGD, M. Sc.

  1. FACULTY OF EDUCATION
    Courses of study leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas (PGDE), and Master of Education (M. Ed.) degrees are available as indicated in the following Departments:

(i) Department of Educational Foundations and Administration
(a) Education – PGDE
(b) Education Management – M. Ed.
(c) Guidance and Counseling – M. Ed
(d) Educational Psychology – M. Ed
(e) Educational Measurement and Evaluation – M. Ed

(ii) Department of Curriculum and Instructional Technology
(a) Science Education – M. Ed
(b) Technical Education – M. Ed

  1. FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
    Courses of study leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas, Master of Science and Master of Engineering degrees are available in the Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering.

(i) DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
(a) Power Systems and Machines – PGD, M. Sc., M. Eng
(b) Electronic Communication Engineering – PGD, M. Sc., M. Eng.
(c) Control Systems Engineering – PGD, M. Sc. M. Eng.

  1. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
    Courses of study leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are available as in indicated in the following Departments:
    (i) Department of Architecture
    (a) Architecture – PGD, M. Tech.
    (ii) Department of Estate Management
    (a) Estate Management – PGD
    (iii) Department of Urban and Regional Planning
    (a) Landscape Planning – PGD
    (b) Urban and Regional Planning – PGD

(iv) Department of Visual Arts and Technology
(a) Visual Arts and Technology – PGD, MA (Arts Education) and MFA

  1. FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
    Courses of study leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas, Master of Science, Master
    of Business Administration (MBA) degrees are available as indicated in the following Departments:

(i) Department of Accountancy
(a) Accountancy – PGD, M. Sc.
(b) Finance – PGD, M. Sc.

(ii) Department of Business Administration
(a) Business Administration – PGD, M. Sc., MBA

  1. FACULTY OF SCIENCE
    Courses of study leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are available as indicated in the following departments:

(i) Department of Biological Sciences
(a) Biology – PGD
(b) Plant Breeding and Genetics – M. Sc. , Ph. D
(c) Parasitology – M. Sc. , Ph. D
(d) Microbiology – M. Sc. , Ph. D

(ii) Department of Mathematics/Statistics
(a) Mathematics – PGD, M. Sc.
(b) Statistics – PGD, M. Sc. , Ph. D

(iii) Department of Physics
(a) Pure Physics – PGD, M. Sc.
(b) Solid State Physics – PGD, M. Sc.
(c) Geo-Physics /Environmental Physics – PGD, M. Sc

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL
Candidates seeking admission into all the programmes of the Cross River University of Technology must possess a minimum of 5 credits including English Language and four other relevant subjects obtained at not more than two sittings. Candidates with ‘0’ Level Examination results for 2017 or before must present original copies of their certificates. Statements of results and/or Result Slips will not be accepted.
In all cases, written letters of permission from employers are necessary requirements for workers seeking admission.
In addition to the general requirements, candidates are expected to fulfil the specific requirements in their chosen areas of study for the different programmes as follows:

(A) DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

(i) A Bachelor’s degree at a minimum of third class honours in the relevant field of study from the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH.

(ii) A Higher National Diploma (HND) at a minimum of Lower Credit level in the relevant field of study obtained from any Institution accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH.

(a) Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics and Extension(PGD – AEE).
A Bachelor’s degree as specified in the entry requirements (A)(i) in Economics, Sociology or Sociology and Anthropology may be also admitted.

(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics and Extension (PGD – AEE)
A Bachelor’s degree or HND as specified in (A)(i), (A)(ii) in any of the related subjects disciplines (Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Genetics and Breeding, etc.) may be accepted. However, only the Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science/ Animal Health is acceptable for the PGD in Animal Science.

(c) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
A Higher National Diploma (HND) at Lower Credit level in any discipline from any Institution accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH may also be accepted.

(d) Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical /Electronic Engineering (PGD – EE)
A Bachelor’s degree at a minimum of the second class, lower division in Physics, Mathematics and/or Physics/ Electronics obtained from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH may also be accepted.

(e) Postgraduate Diploma in Biology (PGD – B)
A Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Zoology, Microbiology and Biochemistry OR Bachelor’s degree in any of the Agricultural Sciences at Second Class, Lower Division obtained from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH may also be accepted.

(f) Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Microbiology (PGD-AM).
Same as the requirements for (e)(PGD – B) except that the candidate must possess a minimum of second class degree at Lower Division in Biology or related subjects.

(g) Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics (PGD-M) and Statistics (PGD – S).
A Bachelor’s degree in any field of Physical Sciences or related subject disciplines (Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Engineering Physics, Engineering, etc). obtained from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH OR Higher National Diploma (HND) at a minimum of Lower Credit level in the field of Physical Sciences or related subject disciplines as above obtained from any Institution accredited by NBTE and recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH may also be accepted.

(h) Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration(PGD – BA)
A Bachelor’s degree at a minimum of Second Class, Lower Division in any other related discipline obtained from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH may also be accepted.

(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Planning (PGD – LP)
A Higher National Diploma (HND) at a minimum of Lower Credit Level from any accredited Institution OR Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences or Engineering Sciences and Social Sciences may also be accepted.

(j) Postgraduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (PGD – URP)
Same as the requirements for (PGD – LP) Additionally, HND (Lower Credit) OR Bachelor’s Degree in Law may be accepted.

(B) MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

(i) A Bachelor’s degree at a minimum of Second class, Lower division Level (with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average, CGPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 point scale or 3.00 on a 5 – point scale) in the relevant field or it’s equivalent obtained from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH.

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