UNIBEN Begins Admission in Geosciences & Petroleum Engineering(CoE), 2013/2014

The Centre of Excellence in Geosciences & Petroleum Engineering (CoE), University of Benin, UNIBEN is a collaborative effort between the University and Industry Partners and Stakeholders.

THE PROGRAMMES AND DISTINCTIVENESS
Integrated Petroleum Exploration and Evaluation Studies (Geology or Geophysics Option) and Integrated Petroleum Engineering and Production Studies

These programmes are aimed at developing skilled professional graduates in all key areas required in the Oil and Gas sector (exploration, appraisal, development, production and value creation), including Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering. At the point of graduation, they would have acquired the requisite skills to make them function effectively in the oil and gas industry as professionals. The training programmes offered at the Centre ensure that the graduates are well equipped with knowledge of up-to-date concepts and skills, current technologies and methods, and have the ability to adapt to new demands in a dynamic technologically driven world of the oil and gas industry.

In addition, the programmes offer leadership training to make the graduates functional and productive in the multi-dimensional work place environment. Significant emphasis will be placed on multidisciplinary approach necessary for solving subsurface problems in Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering. The programmes will be executed with strong links to industry both in the content and delivery framework.

TARGET STUDENTS
The programmes are intended for highly motivated graduates wishing to pursue professional careers in Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering, including practicing professionals currently employed in the Exploration and Production industry as well as Geosciences Agencies and Consulting firms or organizations.

DURATION
The programmes will be offered on full-time basis for a full period of 18 calendar months which includes a mandatory six months internship in an Exploration & Production Company or other Geosciences Organizations and Agencies geared towards executing a practical research project.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
applicationss are invited from interested candidates as well as staff of corporate organizations and relevant agencies.

Intended Applicants must possess either of the following:
A. First degree from recognized Universities in Geology, Geophysics or Petroleum Engineering, with a minimum GPA of 4.0.
B. First degree in any other relevant fields in Physical Sciences or Engineering with a minimum GPA of 4.0.
C. Young professionals of Exploration & Production Companies, Geosciences Agencies & Organizations and Consulting Companies with the appropriate degree.

METHOD OF APPLICATION
Candidates should visit the website uniben.waeup.org
And click on applications to initiate their online applications process by printing applications fee slip of the sum of N10000.00 and then proceed to any Commercial bank of their choice at the Ugbowo Campus to make payment through Interswitch platform. Thereafter, candidates are expected to go back for the same website to complete their applications online.

Candidates should ensure that forms are clearly filled with all information required on or before 30th November, 2013.
Any applications form not properly filled will not be treated..

Interested candidates will be required to submit the following along with their applicationss:
1. Photocopies of the degrees (academic transcripts to be requested from awarding Institutions and sent to the Postgraduate School).
2. letters of recommendation from at least three (3) referees, one of who must be an academic staff of the department from the graduating Institution.
3. Corporate bodies and agencies that wish to nominate their staff can do so by endorsing completed applications forms as sponsors and requesters.
4. All candidates must provide a brief description in not more than one page of their work experience and current task(s) and how the training will add value to them.

Cost of applications: 11,500.00 Naira Only

Completed applications forms online should be returned by 2nd October, 2013 to:

The Secretary,
Postgraduate School,
University of Benin,
Benin City.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited for interview towards final selection into the programme.

VNTI UNIBEN

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