CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

MSc and PhD PROGRAMMES

The newly established Africa Centre of Excellence in Future Energies and Electrochemical Systems (ACE-FUELS) hosted by the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria, under the World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE) Impact project, invites suitably qualified National, Regional and International applicants into its MSc and PhD degree programs.  ACE-FUELS is established to fill a growing education, skills and information gap in the field of clean energy and other high-tech applications (surface and interfacial phenomena and advanced materials) within the sub-region, through training, research, development, innovation and technology transfer.

ACE-FUELS is seeking aspiring Africa students who are sufficiently motivated to work in an international and multidisciplinary environment, with state-of-the-art teaching, learning and research facilities that promote high caliber research & development, knowledge sharing & dissemination, technical skills & capacity development, research translation & commercialization and development of scientific leadership.

ACE-FUELS has forged cooperation with broad-based national, regional and international knowledge networks to evolve novel technologies and approaches, which optimally engage local and regional scientific talents, while linking global expertise, to provide an enduring training experience that is both robust and rigorous in order to effectively achieve the Center’s goals of:

  • Developing a critical mass of well-trained researchers to meet the requirement of R&D professionals for clean energy and related high technology applications.
  • Initiating and supporting high-end research to extend knowledge beyond the existing practice in the industry.
  • Promoting local content in research and innovations by initiating necessary value-driven industry-academia collaborations.
  • Partnering with local content industry initiatives within the region to help develop competencies by providing bespoke work-based learning events, activities and tools in line with global best practices.

 

WHY ACE-FUELS PROGRAMMES ARE IDEAL FOR YOU

  • ON TIME GRADUATION – MSc (18 MONTHS); PhD (36 MONTHS)
  • STATE-OF-THE-ART TEACHING, LEARNING AND RESEARCH FACILITIES
  • YOU WILL GAIN REAL-WORLD AND INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • FULL ACCESS TO THE EXPERTISE AND FACILITIES OF OUR ACADEMIC AND SECTORAL PARTNERS
  • ACCESS TO RESEARCH GRANTS
  • VERY AFFORDABLE ON-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION
  • EFFICIENT INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT
  • LOCATED IN OWERRI, THE ENTERTAINMENT CAPITAL OF NIGERIA

 


AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES

 

  • Master of Science (MSc) Degree Programme Areas
    1. MSc in Future Energies
    2. MSc in Nanotechnology
    3. MSc in Electrochemical Technology
    4. MSc in Corrosion Technology

MSc Degree Programme Description

The ACE-FUELS MSc programmes are designed as 18-month intensive full-time courses.  Students in the programme spend a 12-month period of learning and research on campus and proceed for compulsory 6 months internship with any of the Center’s several industry partners.

MSc Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirement of the ACE-FUELS MSc programmes is a Second-Class Honours degree (Upper Division) in a relevant Science or Engineering discipline from a Nigerian university or an equivalent qualification from Universities outside Nigeria.

There are no restrictions based on age, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, disability or political orientation of the candidates.

 

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Programme Areas
    • PhD in Future Energies
    • PhD in Nanotechnology
    • PhD Electrochemical Technology
    • PhD in Corrosion Technology

PhD Degree Programme Description

The ACE-FUELS PhD programmes are designed as 36-month intensive full-time courses.  Students in the programme spend a 30-month period of learning and research on campus and a 6-month internship period with a relevant industry partner.

PhD Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirement for the PhD programmes is a master’s degree in a relevant Science or Engineering discipline, performed at a high standard with substantial research component; or an equivalent qualification that demonstrates research experience and excellence.  In addition, the applicant must demonstrate a strong interest in research, development and innovation in science and technology, as well as the ability to work optimally and independently in an international multidisciplinary environment.

There are no restrictions based on age, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, disability or political orientation of the candidates.

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT PROGRAMME (ELSP)

All programmes in ACE-FUELS shall be run in English language.  English language appreciation courses are available under the ELSP for Regional/International students who do not speak English as first language.

 

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