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MOUAU 2019/2020 postgraduate courses : Nigerian Education

MOUAU 2019/2020 postgraduate courses | The post-graduate courses at Michael Okpara University Umudike for the 2019/2020 session have been published. Below is a list of available courses and their respective departments.

MOUAU 2019/2020 postgraduate courses

(a) Department of Agricultural Economics

  • M.Sc. and Ph.D. Agricultural economics – focus is:
    • Agribusiness management and cooperatives
    • agricultural funding
    • Agricultural project management
    • agricultural marketing
    • Management and production economics
    • Agricultural Policy and Development
    • Resource and environmental economics

(b) Department of Rural Sociology and Spreading

The department offers a program leading to the awarding of the postgraduate diploma (PID) for agricultural expansion and rural development. M.Sc. and doctorate in agricultural expansion and rural development in the following areas:

  • Agricultural Extension Communication.
  • Agricultural extension management.
  • Agricultural expansion education.
  • Rural sociology and development.

(c) Department of Agribusiness and Management.

The department offers Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Agribusiness and Financial Management with specialization in the following areas:

  • Development of agribusiness and entrepreneurship
  • export administration
  • Finance and investment
  • Cooperative management
  • project management

Admission requirements for M.Sc. in agribusiness and management

  • Five O-level credits earned by a recognized audit authority in no more than two sessions with the following subjects: English language, math, economics, agriculture or biology and all other subjects from government / history / political education, accounting principles , Christian Religious Knowledge, Geography etc. and a B.Sc. Degree in Agribusiness and Management with a CGPA of at least 3.00 on a 5-point scale or 2.50 on a 4-point scale from a recognized university in or outside of Nigeria.
  • Agric. Degree with a CGPA of at least 3.00 on a 5-point scale or 2.50 on a 4-point scale from a recognized university in or outside of Nigeria.

Admission requirements for doctoral studies in agribusiness and management

  • Candidates for the doctorate The degree in Agribusiness and Management should meet the requirements for the Master of Science (Master of Science) as well as a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on a 5-point scale, 3.00 on a 4-point scale or meet 60% and more on a percentage scale.


(on). Department of Food Science and Technology

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Food Science and Technology; M.Sc. and Ph.D. with the following specializations:

  • Food processing and preservation.
  • Food chemistry and biotechnology
  • Food microbiology and biotechnology
  • Food quality control and assurance
  • Food technology

In addition to the general entry requirements for postgraduate courses, the Department of Food Science and Technology requires O-level credit cards in English, math, chemistry, physics and biology.

(B). Department of nutrition and dietetics.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, M.Sc. and Ph.D. with the following options:

  • Nutrition and dietetics.
  • Community / Public Health Nutrition.
  • Human and experimental nutrition.

(C). Department of Home Science / Hotel Management and Tourism.

  • house Science
    • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in home science; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the:
      • Property Management.
      • Clothing and textiles.
      • Child and human development
      • Food and nutrition
      • Hospitality management and tourism
    • PID in hotel management and tourism; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Hospitality Management and Tourism with the following specializations in Ph.D.
      • hospital administration
      • Tourism administration


(on). Department of Animal Breeding and Physiology.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in animal breeding and physiology; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the:

  • Animal breeding and genetics
  • animal physiology

(B). Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in animal nutrition and feed science; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the:

  • Animal nutrition and biochemistry.
  • Feed science and range management.

(C). Department of Animal Production and Husbandry.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in animal production and management; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the:

  • Poultry production.
  • Cuniculture.
  • Pig production.
  • Ruminant production (cattle, sheep and goats)


(a) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

(b) Department of Education in Agricultural / Home Sciences M.Ed. and Ph.D. in the:

  • Agricultural education
  • Start science education, options in
    • Property management
    • Human and family development
    • Clothing and textiles

(c) Institute for Science Didactics M.Ed. and Ph.D. in the

  • Measurement and evaluation
  • Didactics of mathematics
  • Didactics of chemistry
  • Didactics of biology
  • Didactics of physics
  • Integrated science lessons

(d) Department of Library and Information Science Education Postgraduate Diploma, MLIS and Ph.D. in the:

  • Library and information science

(e) Department for Adult and Continuing Education M.Ed. and Ph.D. in the

  • Administration of adult education
  • community development
  • Social welfare
  • Industrial training
  • Communication skills in adult education
  • Extension and distance learning

(f) M.Ed. and Ph.D.

  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Education technology

(g) Department of Psychology and Counseling M.Ed and Ph.D in the following options:

  • educational Psychology
  • Instructions and advice

(h) Department of Education Management

The three programs offered in the department are:

  • M.Sc. (Ed) Business Education
  • M.Sc. (M.Ed.) Business Education
  • M.Ed. Education management and planning

(i) Department of Industrial Technology Education M.Ed. and Ph.D. in the:

  • Automotive Training
  • Building technology education
  • Training in electrical engineering / electronics
  • Metalworking technology education
  • Wood technology education


(on). Department of Agronomy.

  • Postgraduate diploma in crop production;
  • Diploma in gardening M.Sc in:
    • Plant growing and physiology
    • Plant breeding and genetics.
    • horticulture
    • Forage agronomy
  • Ph.D. in the:
    • Plant growing and physiology
    • Plant breeding and genetics

(B). Department of Plant Protection Management.

  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Plant Health Management; M.Sc. in the:
    • Plant Pathology.
    • Weed Science.
  • Ph.D. in the:
    • Plant pathology (mycology).
    • Plant pathology (nematology).
    • Plant pathology (bacteriology)
    • Weed Science.
    • Applied entomology.

(C). Institute of Soil Science and Meteorology.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Soil Science and Meteorology; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the:

  • Soil investigation and land use planning.
  • Soil physics and conservation.
  • Soil fertility and fertilizer technology.
  • Soil chemistry and mineralogy.

* No doctoral program in soil analysis and land use planning.

F. College of Engineering and Engineering Technology.

(on). Department of Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering.

Postgraduate courses in agricultural and bioresource construction: M.Eng. in the following specializations:

  • Soil and water resources technology
  • Agricultural engineering and mechanical engineering
  • Bio process engineering and food technology

Doctorate in the following fields:

  • Agricultural engineering and mechanical engineering.
  • Bio process engineering and food technology.
  • Soil and water resource engineering.

(B). Mechanical engineering department.

Postgraduate courses in mechanical engineering; M.ENG and Ph.D. with options in:

  • Energy and energy technology.
  • Design and production technology.
  • Industrial and system technology.

(C). Faculty of Electrical Engineering / Electronics

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in electrical engineering and electronics; M.Eng and Ph.D. in the

  • Power / Machines option
  • Electronics / communication.

(d) Faculty of Civil Engineering

  • Postgraduate degree in civil engineering M.Eng in
    • Structural Analysis
    • Water resources and environmental technology
    • construction management
    • Soil and geotechnics
    • Motorway and traffic engineering

(e) Faculty of Chemical Engineering


(on). Department of Forestry and Environmental Management.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in forestry and environmental management; M.Sc. and doctorate in:

  • Forest Ecology.
  • Wildlife Ecology.
  • Agroforestry and forest food.
  • Beekeeping.
  • Wood technology and forest-based industry.
  • Silvicultural techniques and management.
  • Seed technology and storage.
  • Flower production and landscaping.

(B). Department of Fisheries and Management of Aquatic Resources.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Fisheries and Management of Aquatic Resources; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the:

  • Fishing and hydrobiology.
  • Aquaculture.
  • Water pollution and toxicology.

(C). Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology

  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in environmental management and toxicology
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in environmental management and toxicology.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in environmental management
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Environmental Toxicology


(on). Accounting Department.

  • PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the Accounting Department

(B). Institute for Banking and Finance

  • PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D. in banking and finance

(C). Department of Business Administration.

  • PGD, MBA, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in business administration

Entry requirements:

  • PID:
    • Five (5) credit cards, including English, math and economics at o’level, and a relevant bachelor’s degree that is no lower than 3rd grade, or a university degree at the upper credit level and relevant professional qualifications.
  • MBA:
    • Relevant degree from a recognized university with a CGPA of at least 3.00 on the 5-point scale and 2.80 on the 4-point scale,
    • At least one year of industrial / administrative experience
    • Candidates with a PID (upper limit from 3.50) can be considered for admission.
    • M.Sc.: As in (a) and (c) above, having an MBA is an added benefit.
  • Promotion:
    • corresponds to option (a) with a CGPA of 4.00 on a 5-point scale and 3.50 on a 4-point scale or 60% or more on a percentage in M.Sc. from management-related disciplines.

(D). Faculty of Economics.

  • PID in economics
  • M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the following specializations
    • international economy
    • money economy
    • Public sector finance and economics
    • developing economy
    • Econometrics / Quantitative Economics
    • Economic Planning.


(on). Institute of Biochemistry M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the:

  • Biochemical Toxicology.
  • Nutritional biochemistry.
  • Lipid biochemistry.
  • Medical biochemistry
  • Enzymology and protein chemistry
  • Biochemical Pharmacology
  • Industrial biochemistry / biochemistry
  • immunochemistry
  • environmental Biochemistry

(B). Department of Microbiology M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the:

  • Food Microbiology.
  • Industrial microbiology.
  • Environmental Microbiology.
  • Medical microbiology

(C). Institute of Plant Sciences and Biotechnology M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the:

  • Plant taxonomy and biosystematics.
  • Mycology / plant pathology
  • Plant Physiology.
  • Plant Cytogenetics and Biotechnology
  • Phytomedicine / Ethnomedicine

(D). Department of Zoology and Environmental Biology M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the following specializations:

  • Parasitology.
  • Entomology.
  • Hydrobiology.

J. University of Physics and Applied Sciences

(on). Institute of Chemistry.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the:
    • Analytical chemistry.
    • Environmental Chemistry.
    • Physical chemistry.
    • Organic chemistry.
    • Inorganic chemistry.

(B). Faculty of Mathematics M.Sc. and Ph.D. in pure and applied mathematics with specialization in the following areas:

(a) Applied Mathematics

  • Fluid and continuum mechanics
  • Optimization theory and calculations
  • financial Mathematics
  • Numerical analysis
  • Mathematical modeling
  • elasticity

(b) Pure mathematics

  • Functional analysis.
  • differential equation
  • algebra

(C). Department of Physics M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the:

  • Theoretical physics
  • geophysics
  • Physics of solar energy
  • Technical Physics.
  • Solid State Physics

(D). Department of Statistics.

  • PID in statistics
  • M.Sc. and Ph.D. with options in:
    • Time series analysis and forecast
    • Econometrics
    • Sampling theory and methods
    • Operations Research

K. University of Veterinary Medicine

(on). Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology

  • The department offers PGD in: Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology

(B). Department of Veterinary and Preventive Medicine
M.V.Sc and Ph.D. with options in

  • Veterinary public health
  • Veterinary preventive medicine

(C). Department of Veterinary Medicine
M.V.Sc. and Ph.D. Veterinary Medicine:

  • Large Animal Medicine
  • Small Animal Medicine
  • bird medicine
  • fish medicine

(D). Department of Veterinary Physiology, Pharmacology
M.V.Sc and Ph.D. in the

  • Veterinary pharmacology and toxicology
  • veterinary physiology
  • Animal health and production

(e) Department of Biochemistry and Animal Health and Production
M.V.Sc. in the:

  • Production of pets
  • Horse production
  • Zoo and animal production

(F). Department of Veterinary Anatomy

  • M.V.Sc. in veterinary anatomy
  • Ph.D. in veterinary anatomy with the following options:
    • development Anatomy
    • Macroscopic anatomy
    • histology

(G). Clinic for animal surgery and radiology

M.V.Sc. in the:

  • Soft tissue surgery
  • anesthesia
  • radiology

(h) Department of Theriogenology

M.V.Sc. in the:

  • Andrology and artificial insemination
  • gynecology
  • obstetrics
  • immune reproduction
  • Mastitis and udder health management

(i) Department of Veterinary Microbiology

  • M.V.Sc. Pathobiology (microbiology)
  • Ph.D. veterinary Microbiology

(j) Department of Pathology

  • M.V.Sc. Pathobiology (clinical pathology)
  • M.V.Sc. Pathobiology (diagnostic pathology)

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