Federal UniverIsity of Technology, Akure (FUTA) Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Ph. D Programmes Admission Form, Courses, Admission Requirements, Duration, Application Guidelines for 2018/2019 Academic Session.
The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) invites suitably
qualified candidates to its 2018/2019 academic session postgraduate
programmes (Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Ph. D Programmes)
Latest Update: SALE OF FUTA POSTGRADUATE FORMS FOR 2018/2019 ACADEMIC SESSION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 31ST JANUARY, 2019. APPLY NOW!
The School of Postgraduate Studies As part of its Vision and Mission in terms of the development of high-level skilled manpower for the country, Council of The Federal University of Technology, Akure approved the establishment of the Board of Postgraduate Studies in 1986, which metamorphosed into School of Postgraduate Studies in 1994.
In pursuance of the primary objectives of the Federal Government for the establishment of the
Universities of Technology, the Postgraduate Programmes of The Federal University of
Technology, Akure are intended to consolidate and build upon the solid intellectual and
technological foundations which the undergraduate courses in the University have been most carefully designed to achieve.
The need for purposeful and functional education, which fosters technology for selfreliance, as an antidote to under-development, is the underlying principle for the design of specific Postgraduate Programmes in the various Schools of the University.
The mission of the School of Postgraduate Studies includes the development and offering of academic and professional programmes leading to the award of postgraduate diplomas and higher degrees which emphasize planning, adaptive and productive skills in the engineering, scientific,
agricultural, environmental and allied professional disciplines.
Within the context of these general objectives therefore, graduate students of The Federal University of Technology, Akure are trained to:
(i) have a very sound and an in-depth knowledge of the basic principles underlying the body of knowledge they are being trained to master;
(ii) develop a broad analytical mind that would enhance major intellectual and technological break-through to improve the lot of man and the society, through basic and need-driven research programmes; and
(iii) be adequately versed in their discipline, and be competent to impart the knowledge on others in a
conducive academic environment to ensure the continued existence of the system.
It is worth mentioning that our admission policy reflects 60% undergraduate and 40% postgraduate supported by highly qualified academic staff.
candidates must possess at least five (5) ‘O’ level credits as required
in relevant disciplines and must include credits in English Language
(i) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)
(a) A first degree in the relevant discipline.
(b) Higher National Diploma (HND) of at least Lower Credit level or its equivalent in the relevant or related discipline.
(c) Professional qualifications acceptable in the University, such as
ACA, AIB, ACCA, ACIS, or equivalent for the Postgraduate Diploma in
Computer Science only.
(ii) Master of Agric. Technology/Master of
Engineering/Master of Technology (M. Agric. Tech./M. Eng./M. Tech.) (a) A
good Bachelors degree of at least Second Class Lower Division of The
Federal University of Technology, Akure, in the appropriate discipline.
(b) A good Bachelors degree from other recognized Universities, in the appropriate discipline.
(c) Higher National Diploma of at least Lower Credit level and in
addition, the candidate must have a Postgraduate Diploma (at Upper
Credit level) in the appropriate discipline.
(iii) Master of
Philosophy (M. Phil.) For M. Phil. in advertised discipline, a good M.
Tech. degree or equivalent is required in the relevant discipline.
(iv) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D)
(a) A good Masters degree in the appropriate discipline with a CGPA of
3.50 and/or 60% minimum average score. (b) Any other qualification
approved by Senate.
Duration of Programmes
(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes (PGD)
(a) Full-Time students shall normally spend between eighteen (18) and twenty-four (24) months.
(b) Part-Time students shall normally spend between eighteen (18) and thirty six (36) months.
(ii) Masters Programmes
M. Agric. Tech./M. Eng./M. Tech./ Professional
Students shall normally be required to spend between eighteen (18) and twenty four (24) months.
(iii) M. Phil. Programme
(a) Students shall normally be required to spend between eighteen (18) and twenty four (24) months.
(b) A candidate may transfer from M. Phil. to Ph.D programme after completing the course-work and fulfilling all other approved requirements.
(iv) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Programme
(a) Full-Time candidates may defend their theses between thirty-six (36) and sixty (60) months
(b) Part-Time candidates may defend their theses between forty-eight (48) and seventytwo (72) months.
Note: Applicants are no longer required to present O’Level results for postgraduate admissions
Methods of Application.
- Candidates should process their application on-line at the University’s website (http://portal.spgs.futa.edu.ng/) using the e-tranzact method with payment made to the School of Postgraduate Studies account.
- Application forms for postgraduate programmes are sold for N20,000.00 (Ph. D), N20,000.00 (Masters), and N20,000.00 (PGD) only
- Go to PG Portal and verify the payment on the link for “Application payment” using the Confirmation code from the bank
- Click on the Application Form link to fill the form
Application payments can be made nationwide at any bank branch that is
on etranzact platfom. Please note that you do not need any account
number to pay for the Application Form, just indicate on your teller
that you want to pay for FUTA Postgraduate Application Form.
Specifically, Ph. D candidates should send their Research Proposal to SPGS firstname.lastname@example.org using surname_school/dept.doc e.g. Ojo_sos/che.researchproposal
graduates should ensure that the official transcript from their
Institutions is directed to the address below using the transcript label
in the application form and indicating the target Department of study)
latest six (8) weeks from the date of this advertisement:
SCHOOL OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES ATTN: DEPARTMENT OF…..…….
THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY,
P.M.B. 704, AKURE,
ONDO STATE, NIGERIA.
Opening and Closing Dates for Application:
Application forms will be available for completion for eight (8) weeks beginning from 31ST JANUARY, 2019.