Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following Graduate Programmes of the Centre for Occupational Health, Safety and Environment in the 2017/2018 Academic Session:
(1) M.Sc. in Occupational Health & Safety(OHS),
(2) M.Sc. in Environmental Technology& Management (ETM),
(3) Ph.D. in OHS, and
(4) Ph.D. in ETM
University of Portharcourt Post-graduate programmes are among the first accredited by Nigeria University Commission(NUC) and is listed in Nigerian Occupational Safety and Health profile, which is recognized by International Labour Organisation (ILO)The programmes are entrepreneurial in nature and tailored to meet the needs of the industry. They are run in collaboration with the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON), National Industrial Safety Council of Nigeria (NISCN) as well as International Certifying body like National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP, USA).In addition, students at COHSE are positioned to obtain recognized professional certifications such as NEBOSH International General Certificate and Environmental Awareness at Work, IEMA Associate Certificate in Environmental Management, IEMA Approved Lead Environmental Auditor and IEMA Approved EMS Implementation, and benefit from ISPON membership registration. Our goal remains quality practical education and excellence.
Our aim is to produce graduates of OHS and ETM with broad based training required as experts in industrial safety and environmental management in Petroleum, Power, Chemical, Transport and other sectors.
For admission into any of the two M.Sc. programmes, candidates must possess a 2nd Class (Upper Division) Honours Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering. (for OHS relevant discipline will be considered) However, Industry/Company workers with minimum of 3 years cognate experience who possesses a 2nd Class (Lower Division) Honours degree with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00 or above will be admitted. Requirement for Ph.D admission is M.Sc. Degree with minimum CGPA of 4.00 out of 5.00 in Science, Engineering or relevant discipline.
DURATION OF PROGRAMME
The programme duration for M.Sc. full-time option is 12 calendar months and part-time option is 24 calendar months. The duration for Ph.D full-time option is a minimum of 24 calendar months while the part-time option is a minimum of 36 calendar months.
STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMME
The programme structure is modular in nature. Each module is taught for 40 hours per week, with continuous assessments and examination. For M.Sc., in addition to course work, there are group projects; internships in the industry for practical experience and research work that runs concurrently.
AWARD OF DEGREE
Successful students at the end of the programme shall be awarded M.Sc. or Ph.D Degree in OHS or M.Sc. or Ph.D Degree in ETM.
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