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Uniport: Admission into M.Sc in Telecommunication Engineering for 2014

The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) is inviting application from candidates for admission into an M.Sc programme in Information and  Telecommunication Engineering.

The M.Sc. in Information and Telecommunication Engineering is a university-industry based collaborative Graduate professional  programme between Alcatel-Lucent  and University of Port  Harcourt, Nigeria.

Introduction:  The Centre for  Information and  Telecommunication Engineering (CITE) is designed to be a specialized ICT  centre poised to bridging the  University –Industry Gap through result-oriented teaching, practical hands-on based training and problem-solving innovative Research. The Centre offers a conducive learning environment with ICT facilities. Students use industry software, case studies and undertake numerous industrial field visits to live telephone networks. The aim of this professional Master’s Degree programme is to provide graduates in engineering and physical sciences with broad based training required by ICT and Telecommunications companies.

Uniqueness of the Masters’ Programme:

  1. Award of M.Sc. degree; and provision of opportunities for obtaining two-ICT professional Certifications
  2. Partnership between University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria) and Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent is a leading Telecommunications equipment Vendor and Technologies implementer. Alcatel-Lucent is the major equipment Supplier to most of the Nigerian Telecom Service Operators.
  3. Joint lecture delivery by   Professional Experts from the ICT Industries: Alcatel-Lucent, MTN, Glo, Etisalat, Airtel,Ericsson, Huawei, ZTE, Nokia and specialist lecturers from universities within and outside Nigeria;
  4. Exposure to real life industrial telecom equipment and Workstations;
  5. Provides Job Opportunities as human resource centre.

On completion of this programme, candidates will acquire technical  skills and professional expertise to design, analyze, model and implement the following: Information network & security;modern digital modulation techniques, Optical Fiber  Transmission Networks, Microwave Engineering, Satellite Communication,  Intelligent Networks; GSM, WCDMA(UMTS), LTE, HSPA Networks, Radio network planning & optimization process, Cloud computing, Mobile App Dev. Database management system, Object oriented Programming, Software engineering, Project  management and entrepreneurship, Mobile Network Architecture etc.

Academic Programmes:

  1. Full-Time Programme: It is designed to run for 12 calendar months with intensive training;
  2. Weekend- Programme: It is designed to run for 100 weekends (Friday Afternoon; and Saturday, all day).

Please Note: This Weekend programme is specially designed for full-time industry professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge.

Award of Degree:  Successful students at the end of the programme shall receive a Masters’ Degree awarded by the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Professional Certification: Students will be presented with the opportunity to sit for two professional ICT certifications: Alcatel-Lucent NRS1 Certification  & CCNA

Admission Requirements:  A minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a  minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of  3.50  on a scale of 5.00  in any of the Engineering Fields, Computer Science, Mathematics/ Statistics, Physics, Physics- Electronic or any other related field.

Please note:  Candidates with a CGPA of at least 3.00 on a scale of 5.00 with at least two years of relevant experience would also be considered.

Job Opportunities: I.T Companies, Telecom companies, oil and gas, communications professionals, software engineers, system engineers, network professionals, RF Engineers, Radio planners, service  developer, Equipment designers and telecom consultants, Digital Media executives, Equipment vendors, IT professionals, and others who plan on using, evaluating or working with GSM, EDGE, GPRS, 3G and other wireless networks.

Application Forms: Application forms are available at the  Centre for Information & Telecommunication Engineering [CITE], 2nd floor, School of Basic Studies Building,University of Port Harcourt , Abuja Campus or Dept.of Electronic & Computer Engineering,  Choba Campus, Uniport. Obtain Online application Forms  from : cite web-site; www.ipsng.org; www.cgrpng.org

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Application Fee:  A non-refundable application fee of fifteen thousand naira (=N=15,000) in certified bank draft made payable to the Centre for Information & Telecommunication Engineering [CITE]

Important dates to remember:  (Any change will be communicated by e-mail)

*Completed Application forms must be returned to The Director, CITE .on or before Friday, May 16, 2014.  *Aptitude Test and Oral Interview to be held by 10 am, June 11, 2014.

*2014/2015 session begins on August 11, 2014.

*For enquiries, please call +234(0)8037088490, 08175636034,07035294223.   email: [email protected]

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