Convinced that the Postgraduate programmes would strengthen and reinforce the undergraduate programmes of the University, Senate in 1982 created the School of Postgraduate Studies and empowered it to commence the postgraduate programmes of the University.
A Committee on postgraduate studies was constituted and was mandated to plan and work out the details for regular postgraduate programmes. The programme took off during the 1983/84 session in three faculties of the defunct Anambra State University of Technology: Faculty of Biological Science, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Faculty of Engineering with a total student enrolment of less than ten and consisting mainly of graduate assistants employed in the various departments: of these faculties.
By the 1986/88 session, Senate had approved postgraduate programmes for postgraduate Diplomas, Master’s and Doctorate degree in seven faculties namely: Applied Biological Sciences, Applied Physical Sciences, Education, Engineering, Management Sciences, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences The total student enrolment rose to one thousand and twenty-two.
The total Postgraduate student population in the 1992/93 session was about one thousand. The drop in the postgraduate student population from that in the 1985/86 to one thousand in 1992/93 session was due to the creation of New Anambra State and the subsequent establishment of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University using Awka, and Nnewi Campuses of the defunct ASUTECH as nucleus of the new University
The Postgraduate Programmes of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology are aimed at providing graduate training in selected disciplines and are directed towards solving some of those Nigerian problems which are within its means to tackle The areas of study are designated from time depending on the availability of suitable staff, equipment, library and other facilities Practical solutions will be sought at all times, but theoretical contributions which are shown to be of immediate relevance will also be encouraged.
The university recognizes that the individual teacher or researcher is at the core of all advances in all field of learning It further recognizes that a graduate programme can only provide a framework for an apprenticeship between the teacher researcher under whom to learn It is also the reason why the University places a high premium on the quality of its staff.
The Nigerian society is highly dynamic, hence its need and problems are also constantly changing. The University through its graduate programmes hopes not only to identify itself with the problems inherent in these changes, but also to induce positive changes in that sector of the Nigerian society which it can reach.
The university does not see the task it has set itself easy, either in the definition of the problems or in the prosecution of their solution. True to its recognition of the pivotal role of the individual and its supreme belief in the abundance of able Nigerians, it warmly welcomes within its fold, Nigerians and other nationals who share its philosophy, and are willing to devote themselves to solving these problems. In the graduate programmes of the University, self reliance is not an empty slogan, but its watchword.
The graduate programmes of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology will be undertaken eventually by all disciplines in the University to solve societal problems.
|There shall be a Board of the School of Postgraduate Studies composed of the following:|
|Deputy Vice Chancellor||Member|
|Dean of Postgraduate School||Member|
|Associate Dean of Postgraduate Studies||Member|
|University Librarian or Representative||Member|
|Deans of Faculty||Member|
|Director of Academic Planning||Member|
|Heads of Departments offering PG Programs||Member|
|Secretary of Postgraduate School||Secretary|
|There shall be a Faculty Postgraduates Studies Committee comprising:|
|Dean of Faculty||Chairman|
|All Professors/Readers in the Faculty||Member|
|Chairman Departmental PG Committee||Member|
|Coordinators of Postgraduate Programmes in the Faculty||Member|
There shall be a Departmental Postgraduate Studies Committee Comprising The Head of Department who shall be the Chairman provided he is of the rank of a Senior Lecturer or above If the rank of the Head of Department is below the rank of a Senior Lecturer, a Chairman shall be selected from the departmental staff of the rank of Senior Lecturer or above from all academic Staff involved in the
The office of the Head of Department shall provide the Departmental Studies
Committee with the secretarial services and other needed support
The University offers Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in:
The University offers the following Masters and PhD Programmes in:
Master of Science (MSc and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the following departments:
Master of Science (M.Sc) And Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the following departments:
Master of Science (M.Sc) and Master of Education (M.Ed) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) in the following concentrations:
A candidate may be offered admission to pursue a programme of study either on full-time or part-time basis. Full time admission can be offered only to candidates who satisfy the School of Postgraduate Studies that they are not in full-time employment, or that they have been released by their employers to undertake full-time studies.
Any candidate found to have made a false declaration with regard to section 6.1.1(a), c, 6.1.2(a) and 6.1.3, shall be asked to withdraw from the University
Admission shall be made by the Board of Postgraduate Studies on the recommendation of the appropriate Faculty Postgraduate Committee. The decision, of the Board shall be subject to Senate approval.
Some graduates of higher institutions of learning, at the end of their studies discover that they cannot obtain their desired kind of jobs or that they cannot perform efficiently on their jobs simply because of the academic deficiencies of their education; A few others graduates also find that they cannot proceed to higher degrees (Master’s and Doctorate) because of the low standards of their qualifications. Such graduates, therefore, desire to correct their academic deficiencies by returning to the University to undertake appropriate short term educational programmes. The Enugu State University of Science and Technology in recognition of the need of such graduates has established postgraduate diploma programmes in various academic disciplines. The Postgraduate diploma programmes are made up of conversion courses designed to enrich, upgrade and appropriately orientate the quality of the student in the desired direction.
The full-time postgraduate diploma programmes shall last for a minimum of 12 calendar months, while part-time programme shall last for a minimum of 18 months.
The coding of postgraduate diploma courses would be distinct and separate from the undergraduate. Master’s and doctor of Philosophy courses.
The Degree of Master’s shall last for a minimum of 12 calendar months for full-time or 18 months for part-time students. The maximum duration shall be three years for full-time students and four years for part-time students. Senate does not normally grant approval for extension of period of study 1ut in special circumstances, application shall be received and considered on individual merit. Such an application which must be channeled through the candidate’s Supervisor, Departmental and Faculty Postgraduate Committees is to be addressed to the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies for the consideration of the Board of the School and recommendation to Senate.
For the Master’s degree, the workload shall be made up of at least 28 credit hours and at most 36 credit hours including a research project of 10 credit hours. A qualifying examinations and the courses therein as well as any courses designed to make up the background of the candidate towards the proper study for his higher degree, shall be the internal affairs of the candidate s department The department may organize these courses and examinations internally without an External Examiner and report the detailed result through the School to Senate. These will enable the department recommend that the provisional registration of the candidate be confirmed or be changed to registration for another degree or that his study be terminated.
The following may apply for provisional registration as candidates for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy:
Graduates of approved universities who have obtained the degree of Masters appropriate to the proposed study. A candidate seeking admission into the Ph.D programme from the Master’s programme would be required to obtain a CGPA of not less than 3.50 on 5-points grade scale or 3.00 on a 4-points scale.
The minimum period of full-time study for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy shall be three years for full-time and five years for part-time students. The maximum duration for the programme is 5-years on full-time basis and 7-years on part-time basis. The rule on extension of time for Ph.D work is as for the Master’s programme.
The’ semester coursework examinations time-table shall be drawn up by the departments one month before commencement for the examination; and the Head of Department shall forward one, copy to the School of Postgraduate Studies immediately.
An aggrieved student could petition to the Dean School of Postgraduate Studies through the HOD and Dean of Faculty. The Dean SPGS on receiving the petition shall refer the petition back to the Dean of Faculty to set in motion machinery for review. For this purpose, the Faculty PG committee shall appoint two experts from within the department or faculty, and if necessary from outside the University to carry out the review and to submit the grade being awarded by them (percentage grade) to the Dean of Faculty. The average of the two grades will constitute the final review grade which is to supersede the grade petitioned against by the candidates; The Dean of Faculty shall report the faculty’s deliberation and recommendation to the Dean of PG School who shall in turn report the cases to the PG Board for final recommendations to Senate.
The candidate petitioning for a review of his/her grade is required to pay the petition fee of N300.OO (or whatever is current at the time). This amount shall be refunded to him/her if as a result of the remarking his/her performance is upgraded by at least a letter grade.
At the end of the first academic year of a candidate’s work, the Departmental Postgraduate Studies Committee shall send to the Senate through the Faculty Postgraduate Studies Committee and Postgraduate Board the following:
Synopsis: A candidate who wants approval of his/her thesis title has to submit a two-A4 page, double spaced-typed synopsis arranged along the following lines:
Internal and external examiners are appointed by Senate on the recommendations of relevant departments, faculty and the Board of the Postgraduate School. An external examiner should be knowledgeable in the area of the student’s research work. An external examiner for the Master’s degree shall not be below the rank of a senior lecturer in a recognized University, and in the case of a Ph.D student, the examiner must possess a Ph.D degree and be a reader/professor in a recognized University.
The external examiner shall moderate and countersign all postgraduate Diploma and Master’s degree with respect to questions and results as shall be prepared by the department. The external examiner shall also read the course work scripts and moderate grades awarded by the internal examiner. He/she shall also read thoroughly and grade each project report.