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African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST)

 

 

 

 

INVITATION OF APPLICATIONS FOR MASTER’S AND DOCTORATE STUDIES AT NM-AIST

INTRODUCTION

 

Background
The Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology in Arusha (NM-AIST) is one in a network of Pan-African Institutes of Science and Technology located across the continent. These institutes, which are the proud brainchild of Nelson Mandela, envision training and developing the next generation of African scientists and engineers with a view to impacting profoundly on the continent’s development through the application of science, engineering and technology (SET).

The NM-AIST in Arusha, which is accredited by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) is being developed into a world class research intensive institution for postgraduate and post-docs studies and research in SET. The training, however, incorporates appreciable doses of relevant humanities and business studies ingredients designed to develop attributes that will enable the engineering and science students become effective industry captains, technology managers and academic leaders. NM-AIST in a nutshell

 

Fields of Study
The NM-AIST curricular is designed to be responsive to the technological needs and problems of the African society and industry.  The fields of study covered by NM-AIST are Life Sciences and Bio-engineering, Mathematics and Computational Science and Engineering, Information and Communication Science and Engineering, Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering. The training programmes are designed to stimulate, catalyze and promote enhanced provision of technical know-how that will enable improved productivity in agriculture, value addition to natural products, and establishment and development of SET-based small and medium businesses, and hence improved livelihoods and economic growth. Academic Programmes framework


Staff
The NM-AIST has recruited substantial number of highly qualified core staff from the region and abroad, and enjoys full support from African Scientists in the Diaspora, through the African Renaissance Institute of Science and Technology (ARIST). Furthermore, the institution has engaged visiting reputable professors who are teaching and conducting research in the best Universities in the USA, Europe, and South Korea, among many other countries.

 

Laboratories and Equipment
The NM-AIST is being developed into a world-class institution characterized by laboratories furnished with the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Apart from the well known and conventional equipment, the institution boasts of sophisticated analytical equipment. When need arises, the institution has in place arrangements for students to access and utilize highly specialized equipment at various world-class universities.

 

Location
The 199 acres modern campus of NM-AIST is at the former CAMARTEC premises in Tengeru, 16 km East of Arusha City Centre.  The main campus is being developed in a sprawling 3,285 acres land at Karangai, 20 km south of the Tengeru campus.

One can access the NM-AIST Tengeru campus from either the Kijenge Junction next to Impala Hotel, through the old Arusha-Moshi road (now renamed Nelson Mandela road), or using the current Arusha-Moshi road up to Tengeru and then turning to the south through the cluster of Agricultural, Livestock and Community Development training institutions.

 

SCHOOLS AND DEPARTMENTS

The NM-AIST initially has two schools, namely, the School of Life Sciences and Bio-engineering (LSBE), and the School of Mathematics, Computational and Communication Science and Engineering (MCCSE). In addition to the two schools, there are four semi-autonomous departments namely; (1) Water and Environmental Science and Engineering (WESE) (2) Materials Science and Engineering (MaSE), (3) Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering (SESE), and Business Studies and Humanities (BuSH). 

 

Programmes and Areas of Specialization by Schools and Departments


Schools/Departments

Degree Programmes

Areas of Specialization

 

Life Sciences and Bioengineering
[LSBE]

Flier of LSBE

Master’s and PhD in Life Sciences and Bioengineering (LSBE)

(i) Health and Medical Bio-sciences
(ii) Sustainable Agriculture, Plant and Animal Bio-technology
(iii) Food Science and Industrial Bio-technology
(iv) Biodiversity Conservation and Management

(v) Bioengineering

 

 

Mathematics, Computational and Communication Science and Engineering [MCCSE]

Flier of MCCSE

Master’s and PhD in Mathematics and Computational Science and Engineering (MCSE)

(i) Mathematics and Computational Science
(ii) Applied Mathematics and Computational Engineering

Master’s and PhD in Information and Communication Science and Engineering (ICSE)

(i) Information Technology Development and Management
(ii) Communication Science and Engineering

(iii) Telecommunications Systems and Engineering

 

Water and Environmental Science and Engineering [WESE]
Flier of WESE

Master’s and PhD in Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering (HWRE)

(i) Hydrology and Climate Studies
(ii) Water Resources  Engineering
(iii) Biological and Irrigation Engineering

Master’s and PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering (EnSE)

(i) Environmental Science

(ii) Environmental Engineering

 

 

Materials Science and Engineering [MaSE]

Master’s and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (MaSE)

(i) Structural Materials
(ii) Electronic Materials
(iii) Bio- and Polymeric Materials

(iv)Energy Materials

 

Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering [SESE]

Flier of SESE

Master’s and PhD in Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering (SESE)

(i) Power Generation and Power Utilization
(ii) Bio-and Renewable Energy Engineering

(iii) Nuclear Power Engineering

 

Business Studies and Humanities
[BuSH]

Flier of BuSH

Service courses common to all degree programmes across the Institution.

(i) Communication Skills and Research Methodology
(ii) Philosophy, Law and Ethics
(iii) Enterprise Development and Management

 

INVITATION OF APPLICATIONS

Programmes on Offer


The NM-AIST hereby invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to pursue Master’s and/or PhD study programmes. The programmes on offer from September 2012 will be:

  1. Life Sciences and Bio-Engineering (LSBE),
  2. Mathematics and Computational Science and Engineering (MCSE);
  3. Information and Communication Science and Engineering (ICSE);
  4. Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering (HWRE);
  5. Environmental Science and Engineering (EnSE);
  6. Materials Science and Engineering (MaSE);
  7. Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering (SESE).

Entry Qualifications
Admission to the programmes is open to any qualified applicant from Tanzania, the Eastern African Region and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The minimum qualifications for one to be eligible for admission to NM-AIST’s Master’s and PhD programmes are as follows:

  1. Admission into Master’s Programmes: Applicants must be holders of relevant good bachelor’s degrees, with GPAs of at least 3.5/5.0 or the equivalent, from recognized institutions.
  2. Admission into PhD Programmes: In addition to criterion (i) above, applicants must possess relevant good Master’s degree awards of at least the equivalent of B+ from recognized institutions.

Candidates for whom English was not their study language at undergraduate level will be required to prove their English proficiency by taking TOEFL examination. The minimum accepted TOEFL score is 90 points made up of following minimum in each area: Reading - 25; Listening - 20; Speaking - 20; and Writing - 25.

In addition to the criteria above, applicants must meet the programme specific requirements below:

 

Life Sciences and Bioengineering (LSBE) Programme: Holders of BSc, or equivalent, in one of the following: Medicine, Biomedical, Veterinary, Zoology, Biotechnology, Agriculture General, Crop Science, Horticulture, Animal Science, Biology, Botany, Food Science, Home Economics, Nutrition, Wildlife Management, Forestry, Aquaculture, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Chemical Engineering, or related fields.

 

Mathematics and Computational Science and Engineering (MCSE) Programme:Holders of BSc, or equivalent, in one of the following: Pure Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or related fields.

 

Information and Communication Science and Engineering (ICSE) Programme:Holders of BSc or equivalent in one of the following: Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communications Science, Communications Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems and Engineering or Information Technology, or related fields.

 

Water and Environmental Science and Engineering (WESE) Programme. Holders of BSc, or equivalent, in one of the following: Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, Food and Biochemical Engineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology; Agriculture, Wildlife, Forestry, Irrigation Engineering; Mining Engineering, Mineral Processing Engineering, Geology; Water Resources Engineering, Hydrology/Hydro-Geology; Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management; Public Health, or related fields.

 

Materials Science and Engineering (MaSE) Programme. Holders of BSc, or equivalent, in one of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Polymer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or related fields.

 

Sustainable Science and Engineering (SESE) Programme: Holders of BSc or equivalent in: Energy Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, relevant disciplines which should include Basic Engineering Science such as Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Fluid Dynamics, Mathematics and Numerical Methods, or related fields.

 

FEES STRUCTURE
Visit NM-AIST website for detailed fees structure. Download Fees structure in USD, Fees structure in TSH

 

Few Scholarships Available Competitively
Limited number of student scholarships are available for the most competitive and needy candidates. Special application forms (Form NM-A102) have to be filled by any applicant who wishes to be considered for award of such scholarships.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants are required to submit, preferably online to dvc-acad@nm-aist.ac.tz, the following:

  1. Duly filled application form (Form NM-A101), available online at www.nm-aist.ac.tz
  2. Copies of degree certificates certified by the offering University
  3. Transcripts of academic work certified by the offering University
  4. Copies of A-level and O-level School certificates
  5. Two letters of recommendation
  6. If employed, A signed certification of employment and grant of study leave
  7. Bank pay-in slip as evidence of payment of Application Fees
  8. TOEFL results for those whose undergraduate studies were not in English
  9. Those wishing to apply for scholarship must also submit a duly filled Application form for scholarship (Form NM-A102). at www.nm-aist.ac.tz
  1. Applicants are encouraged to apply through online forms available at www.nm-aist.ac.tz;
  2. The application forms are also available at the Tengeru Campus or can be downloaded from the NM-AIST’s website;
  3. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of USD 30 or TShs 50,000 for Master’s and USD 40 or TShs 65,000 for PhD programmes of study.

  4. The application fee should be payable to NM-AIST account at CRDB Bank PLC, Usa River Branch.
    1. TShs: A/c No. 0150047604202
    2. USD: A/c No. 0250047604201 [Swift CORUTZTZ]
  5. The deadline for receiving applications is May 15, 2012.

 

Duly filled application forms and all relevant attachments should be emailed to dvc-acad@nm-aist.ac.tz or mailed to:
The Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academics, Research and Innovation,
The Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology,
P.O. Box 447, Arusha, TANZANIA.

Please note that to be considered for admission, your application must include all required supporting documents must be received before the deadline.

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