Postgraduate Programmes

Preamble

The Postgraduate programmes in the Department aim at producing valuable experts in specialized fields of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering. It is also targeted at updating previously acquired knowledge and skills in academically and/or industrially relevant areas of advanced Materials Engineering and Metallurgy.

 Philosophy

This postgraduate programmes are based on the philosophy that the rate of technological development of a nation depends to a great extent on the size, quality, motivation and orientation of its science, engineering and technology workforce. It is clear that materials play a major role in technological advancement of any nation and this will depend largely on the quality and quantity of materials and metallurgical engineers.

 

Available Programmes

  1. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)
  2. Master of Engineering (M.Eng)
  3. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

 Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

Upon successful completion, a candidate for this programme shall be awarded Postgraduate Diploma Degree in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering.

 

Admission Requirements

Prospective candidates for the programme must possess any of the following academic qualifications in addition to possessing five O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other science subjects at not more than two sittings. The candidate must possess any of the following academic qualifications:

  1. Higher National Diploma in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and related disciplines with a minimum of Lower Credit grade from recognized Polytechnic.
  2. Bachelor of Science degree in a related Science discipline with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division from a recognized University.
  3. Sc. or B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering or Metallurgical and Materials Engineering with Third class (Hons) degree from a recognized University.

Duration of the Programme

Full time: Minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters

Part time: Minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters

 

Graduation Requirements

The minimum pass score is set at 50%, Continuous assessment (CA) constitutes not more than 40% of the course. Any student who fails shall repeat such a course. Any student whose CGPA falls below 2.50 at the end of two (2) consecutive semesters shall be required to withdraw from programme.

Master of Engineering (M.Eng)

Admission Requirements

  1. Candidates with Bachelor degree in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering at a minimum level of Second Class Lower Division from this or any other approved University are eligible for admission into the programme.
  2. For candidates with PGD, a minimum CGPA of 3.5 on a 5 point grade scale or equivalent from a recognized University is required.

Duration of the Programme

Full-time: A minimum of three (3) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters

Part-time: A minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters

 

Graduation Requirements

Upon successful completion, a candidate for this programme shall be awarded Masters of Engineering Degree in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering (Thematic area).

For the master’s programme course work, the minimum pass score is 50%, CA is not more than 40% of the course. A student who fails shall repeat the course. Two (2) seminars and Oral Defence shall be completed before graduation.

First Semester

Compulsory courses for all options

Second Semester (Options)

Mineral Processing; Extractive Metallurgy; Production Metallurgy; New Materials Technology; Bio-Materials Engineering; Corrosion; Wear, Tribology and Coatings Technology.

Third Semester

Research Project

 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Admission Requirements

Candidates with a Master’s Degree in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering of FUOYE or any other recognized institution, which must have a CGPA of 3.50 (out of 5.0) or its equivalent (60% aggregate), in the final Master’s Degree shall qualify for admission into the Ph.D. Programme.

Candidates with a Master’s Degree in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering of FUOYE or any other recognized institution, which have a CGPA of between 3.00 to 3.49 (out of 5.0) or its equivalent (55-59% aggregate), in the final Master’s Degree or its equivalents, shall qualify for admission into the MPhil/ Ph.D. Programme.

 

Note: M.Phil/Ph.D Conversion Programme

A candidate may be presented for PhD conversion examination after a minimum of three (3) semesters which is organized by the Postgraduate School. Candidate for the M. Phil/Ph.D. programme may also be required to audit and pass few related M.Eng. Courses (with zero unit) at the discretion of the supervisor with the approval of Departmental PG committee.

Candidate may be presented for Ph.D conversion examination after the third semester to be able to convert to PhD registration; candidate must not obtain less than 60% in a seminar presentation and/or written examination. The conversion examination shall be conducted in accordance with the Postgraduate School regulations.

 

Research Options

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree to be awarded by the Postgraduate School shall be classified as Ph.D in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering (research option). The following research options/ areas are available for Ph.D programme in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering:

a.        

Physical Metallurgy

Materials Characterisation

b.       

Mineral Processing

  1. Mineral Processing and Economics
  2. Hydrodynamics
  3. Mineral Process/Plant Design and Economics

c.        

Extractive Metallurgy

  1. Electrometallurgy
  2. Hydrometallurgy
  3. Metallurgical Extraction Process/plant Design
  4. Pyrometallurgy

d.       

New Advanced Materials

  1. Aerospace Materials
  2. Biomaterials
  3. Biomedical Implant Materials
  4. Composite Technology
  5. Cryogenic Materials
  6. Electronic Materials
  7. Polymeric Materials Engineering
  8. Refractory Materials
  9. Special Alloys

e.        

Surface Engineering

  1. Bio-Tribocorrosion
  2. Coating Technology
  3. Corrosion Engineering
  4. High Temperature Tribology
  5. Lubrication Technology
  6. Tribocorrosion Engineering
  7. Wear and Tribology

f.         

Production Metallurgy

  1. Powder Metallurgy
  2. Welding Technology

g.       

Foundry Technology

Casting and Solidification Processes

h.       

Nanotechnology

  1. Nano-materials
  2. Nano-mechanics
  3. Nano-Metallurgy

i.         

 Metallurgical Engineering

  1. Heat treatment and phase Transformation
  2. Mechanical Metallurgy
  3. Metallurgical Processes Simulation and Modelling
  4. Materials Selection and Economics
  5. Modern Experimental equipment design
  6. Thermo mechanical processing

 

Duration of the Programme

Full-time: A minimum of Six (6) semesters and a maximum of Twelve (12) semesters.

Part-time: A minimum of Eight (8) semesters and maximum Sixteen (16) semesters for

(On the expiration of the maximum duration, a candidate may apply for extension of not more than two (2) consecutive periods of two (2) semesters each, after which the studentship shall lapse).

 

Graduation Requirements

The following are the graduation requirement for Materials and Metallurgical Engineering PhD programme.

  1. Candidates shall be assessed after two semesters of registration by means of a comprehensive seminar to indicate their progress and level of preparedness for continuation of the programme.
  2. Candidates who fail to attain a satisfactory level of performance shall be determined by the Departmental Postgraduate Committee.
  3. Candidates will be required to present three (3) seminars; and Oral Defence/Examination shall be conducted at the Department and Faculty level, on the Ph.D research topic prior to the submission of their thesis. Satisfactory performance at these presentations is a condition to be satisfied before an oral examination can be conducted.
  4. A candidate for the Ph.D Degree shall submit a thesis which shall represent an original research carried out substantially during the period of registration, and which shall make definite contribution to scholarship.
  5. The title of the thesis shall be submitted, at least three (3) months before the Oral Defence/examination, through the Faculty Postgraduate Committee to the Board of Postgraduate School for approval.
  6. The thesis shall be examined by a panel of examiners, in line with Postgraduate School regulations (all other conditions as stipulated by the Postgraduate School).
  7. The programme terminates after an approval of a complete research thesis has been obtained.
  8. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree to be awarded by the Postgraduate School shall be classified as Ph.D in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering (areas of research option).

Intensive Research Bench Work

The PhD candidates will/may be required to undergo at least four (4) to six (6) months intensive research bench work in selected and reputable research laboratories, industries or centres either within or outside the country (or both) as the case may require. As a Ph.D student in the Materials and Metallurgical Engineering fields, the laboratory bench work should be the primary focus during this period. Though, it may be unavoidably intersected by some other responsibilities such as seminars, laboratory meetings, conferences and training workshops, journal clubs, and classes. This is a condition to be satisfied before the research final seminar and oral examination can be conducted.

 

Audited Courses

A Ph.D candidate may be required to audit or register for any/some Master degree course(s) at zero (0) credit unit as the case of the research area may require. 

 

Conference Attendance, Presentation and Publications

Candidates for the Ph.D degree are encouraged to attend conferences and publish papers in NUC listed local and international conference proceedings and journals based on original research carried out during the period of registration, and which shall make definite contribution to scholarship. Satisfactory presentations are conditions to be satisfied before an oral examination can be conducted.

 

Annual Progress Report

Candidates for the Ph.D degree shall submit annual progress report to the School of postgraduate Studies through the Department based supervisor(s).

 

Seminar Presentations

Candidates are required to complete three (3) seminars and an Oral Defence/Examination presented at the Department and Faculty level, on the Ph.D research topic prior to the submission of their thesis. Satisfactory performance at these presentations is a condition to be satisfied before an oral examination can be conducted.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Master of Engineering (M.Eng)

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Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

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