Rivers State University of Science and Technology

List of RSUST Postgraduate Courses Available for Admission

Here is the list of Rivers State University of Science and Technology, RSUST Postgraduate Courses / Programms available for admission. These are the RSUST PGD, Master and PhD courses prospective PG students can choose from during their application.

Admission into RSUST postgraduate programmes is on, various courses and programmes are available for selection for candiddates. The courses available for selection has its own requirements without which no provisional admission whatsoever would be offered to any candidate who fails to meet the requirements.

Courses Available For RSUST Postgraduate Admission

Here are the courses RSUST PG courses;


1. Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics / Extension

a) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology

b) Master of Science (M.Sc.)

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology
  • International Economics and Finance
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Social Work and Community Development

c) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • Agricultural Economics (with specialization in Production Economics and Farm
  • Management, Agricultural Finance and Agricultural Marketing)
  • Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology
  • International Economics and Finance
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Social Work and Community Development

2. Department of Animal Science

a) PGD in Animal Science

b) M.Sc., PhD in Animal Science with specialization in:

  • Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry
  • Animal Production and Management
  • Animal Physiology and Reproduction
  • Animal Breeding and Genetics

3. Department of Crop and Soil Science

a) PGD in:

  • Crop Science
  • Soil Science

b) M.Sc., PhD in Crop Science, with the following areas of specialization:-

  • Crop Production and Physiology
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Farming Systems and Environment
  • Plant Pathology and Entomology

c) M.Sc., PhD in Soil Science, with the following areas of specialization:-

  • Soil Physics and Conservation
  • Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy
  • Soil Survey and Pedology
  • Soil Fertility and Microbiology/ Biochemistry

4. Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Environment

a) PGD in Fisheries and Aquatic Environment

b) M.Sc., PhD in Fisheries and Aquatic Environment with specialization in:

  • Aquaculture
  • Fisheries Biology
  • Fish Nutrition
  • Fish Processing and Utilization

5. Department of Food Science and Technology

a) PGD in Food Science and Technology

b) M.Sc., PhD in Food Science and Technology with specialization in:

  • Food Microbiology / Biotechnology
  • Food Chemistry/ Biochemistry
  • Food Quality Control and Assurance
  • Food Process and Storage Technology

6. Department of Forestry and Environment

a) PGD in Forestry and Environment

b) M.Sc., PhD in Forestry and Environment, with the following areas of specialization:

  • Forest Ecology and Silviculture
  • Forest Pathology and Soil Microbiology
  • Forest Taxonomy and Tree Improvement
  • Wildlife Management and Ecotourism


1. Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering PGD, M.Tech., and PhD in:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Farm Power and Machinery Engineering
  • Soil and Water Engineering
  • Rural Development Engineering
  • Post-Harvest Process Engineering

2. Department of Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering (PGD, M.Tech, and PhD)
  • Petrochemical Engineering (M.Tech.)

3. Department of Civil Engineering

  • Structural Engineering (M.Tech, PhD)
  • Civil Engineering (PGD)
  • Highway /Transportation Engineering (M.Tech, PhD)

4. Department of Marine Engineering

  • Naval Architecture and Ship Building (PGD, M.Tech., PhD)
  • Marine Engineering (PGD, M.Tech., PhD)
  • Offshore Engineering (PGD, M.Tech., PhD)

5. Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Applied Mechanics and Design (PhD)
  • Thermo-Fluids Engineering (PGD, M. Tech., PhD)
  • Master of Engineering Management (MEM)
  • Production Engineering (PGD, M.Tech., PhD)

6. Department of Electrical Engineering

  • Power Engineering (PGD, M.Tech., PhD)
  • Electronics Engineering (PGD, M. Tech.)
  • Communications Engineering (M.Tech.)

7. Department of Petroleum Engineering

  • Petroleum Engineering (PGD, M.Tech.,PhD)


1. Department of Architecture

  • M. Sc., Architecture

2. Department of Estate Management

  • PGD, Estate Management
  • M. Sc., Real Estate

3. Department of Urban and Regional Planning

  • PGD/M. Sc., Urban and Regional Planning

4. Department of Surveying and Geomatics

  • PGD, MSc., PhD, Surveying and Geomatics


a) PGD, Petroleum and Environmental Law

b) Master of Laws (LL.M)

c) PhD in Law, with the following options:

  • International Law and Human Rights
  • Petroleum and Environmental Law
  • Business and Industrial Law
  • Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence


a) PGD

  • Accountancy
  • Banking and Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Office and Information Management

b) M. Sc., Accountancy with options in:

  • Accountancy
  • Taxation
  • Public Sector Accounting

c) M. Sc., Banking and Finance with options in:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets

d) M. Sc., Management with options in:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial Relations
  • Business Policy
  • Organizational Behaviour

e) M. Sc., Marketing

f) M. Sc., Mass Communication (Communication and Development Studies)

g) M.Sc., Office and Information Management

h) PhD

  • Accountancy
  • Banking and Finance (with options as in M.Sc. programme)
  • Management (with options as in M. Sc. programme)
  • Marketing

1. Department of Applied and Environmental Biology PGD, M.Sc., PhD, with the following areas of specialization:

  • Applied Microbiology and Industrial Microbiology
  • Applied Environmental and Industrial Entomology
  • Marine Biology and Marine Pollution Studies
  • Plant Pathology
  • Environmental Biology

2. Department of Chemistry

a) PGD (Chemistry)

b) M.Sc. and PhD in Chemistry, with the following options:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic and Natural Products Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

3. Department of Medical Laboratory Science PGD, M.Sc., PhD, with the following options:

  • Medical Microbiology
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Hematology and Blood Group Serology

4. Department of Mathematics / Computer Science

a) PGD

  • Applied Statistics
  • Computer Science

b) M.Sc.

  • Computer Science

c) M.Sc., PhD in:-

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics

5. Department of Physics PGD, M.Sc., PhD, with the following options:

  • Solid State Physics
  • Theoretical Physics (Plasma Physics, Fluid Dynamics)
  • Applied Geophysics
  • Environmental Physics and Radiation Protection


1. Department of Business Education

a) MEd Business Education

b) M.Sc. Business Education, with specialization in:-

  • Accountancy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Office Management & Technology
  • Economics Education

c) Ph.D Business Education

2. Department of Educational Foundations MEd; PhD, with the following areas of specialization:

  • Educational Management and Planning
  • Philosophy of Education
  • History and Policy of Education
  • Sociology of Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Technology
  • Adult Education and Community Studies
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Guidance and Counselling

3. Department of Science and Technical Education MSc; PhD

a) Agricultural Education, with the following options:

  • Administration
  • Community Development
  • Agricultural Resources and Environment

b) Science Education, with the following options:

  • Biology Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • Physics Education
  • Mathematics Education

c) Technical Education, with the following options:

  • Building Technology
  • Electrical/Electronic Technology
  • Mechanical Technology

4. Institute of Education PGDTE/PGDE (Full-time and Sandwich)

a) Postgraduate Diploma in Technical Education (PGDTE)

b) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

c) The following Master’s Degrees are available as Sandwich programmes only:

  • M.Ed. in Adult Education
  • MSc in Agricultural Education
  • MSc/M.Ed in Business Education

M.Ed. in Educational Management and Planning

  • M.Ed. in Guidance and Counselling
  • MSc in Technical Education
  • M.Ed. in Measurement and Evaluation
  • MSc in Science Education
  • M.Ed. in Educational Technology
  • M.Ed. in Women Development and Community Studies
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

d) Doctor of Philosophy (Sandwich Only): All of the Institute’s Master’s degrees are available at PhD level, as Sandwich programmes only.
NOTE: SANDWICH PROGRAMMES in the lnstitute’s Master’s degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas will run during the long vacation (25th July – 30th September, 2017).

a) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in:-

  • Social Studies
  • Local Government Administration

b) Master of Science degree (MSc):

  • Social Work and Gender Studies
  • English Language and Communication Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Public Administration
  • History and International Relations
  • Peace and Conflict Management Studies


a) MPhil. and PhD, Environmental Management (Full-time Only).

The following Postgraduate Diplomas and degrees are available as full-time and part-time programmes:

  • PGD in Transport Planning
  • PGD in Supply Chain and Logistics Planning
  • M.Sc. in Transport Planning
  • M.Sc. in Supply Chain and Logistics Planning
  • PhD in Transport Planning
  • PhD in Supply Chain Planning


  • M.Sc in Shipping Management (Part-time, weekends only)
  • M.Sc in Maritime Transport Technology (Part-time, weekends only).

See also the details of each RSUST PG Programme and Specific Admission Requirements (see here .pdf)

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