School of Graduate Studies - Regional Maritime University

About School of Graduate Studies

The School of Graduate Studies was established to co-ordinate all graduate programmes in the University. With the focus of continual learning and development in the maritime and allied fields, the Graduate School was set up to provide higher level education and training that is responsive to the needs of the maritime industry and the society at large. The School in addition facilitates the development of new graduate programmes in all faculties of the University.

Vision

Through comprehensive graduate programmes with contemporary curriculum, establish a centre of excellence in graduate education that provides a solid foundation of knowledge and skills that ensures our students are competitive and ready for challenging careers in industry, teaching, or research.

Mission

The mission of the School of Graduate Studies is to maintain high standards and quality of graduate programmes and to co-ordinate various graduate programmes and graduate research.

General Functions of the School of Graduate Studies

The general functions of the School of Graduate Studies are as follows:

  • Liaise with Deans and Department Heads on all matters relating to graduate studies.
  • Facilitate the admission process of graduate students and keep records of all graduate students.
  • Improve the quality of graduate curriculum though meaningful and comprehensive review.
  • Establish guidelines for effective mentoring and professional development of graduate students
  • Improve viability and visibility of graduate programmes and faculty
  • Design and run graduate programmes
  • Facilitate all inter-university collaboration at the post-graduate level.

 Governance Structure of the School of Graduate Studies

  1. RMU Board of Governors
  2. Vice Chancellor
  3. Academic Council
  4. Board of Graduate Studies
  5. School of Graduate Studies
  6. Departmental Graduate Studies Committees
  7. Curriculum sub-committees at the departmental levels

Key Officers:

Dr. York Abaidoo

Ag. Dean, School of Graduate Studies

abaidoo.york@rmu.edu.gh

Dr. George vanDyck

Ag. Coordinator, School of Graduate Studies

vandyck.george@rmu.edu.gh

Mabel Mettle (Mrs.)

Administrative Officer

mabel.mettle@rmu.edu.gh

Contact:

School of Graduate Studies

Ground Floor, Engineering Lab Complex

Regional Maritime University

Tel: Direct: +233 (302) 712 969 or +233 (302) 712 343 Ext. 175/199

Email: grads@rmu.edu.gh

Address: P.O. Box GP 1115, Accra, Ghana.

Post-Graduate Programmes

 MA in Ports and Shipping Administration (with University of Ghana)

 Aim: To provide applicants with the relevant managerial/administrative skills in order to effectively work in maritime and allied organisations. It is intended to equip participants with the requisite knowledge for efficient performance in policy formulation, planning, implementation, co-ordination, monitoring and control of activities related to the sector.

Objectives: The objectives of the programme are to train graduates to:

  • Acquire expert knowledge for efficient management of ports, terminals, international shipping and multimodal transport.
  • Be familiar with global trends and challenges in administration and managerial practices in the maritime industry.
  • Be familiar with the various laws and disciplines associated with ports, shipping and multimodal transport operations.
  • Appreciate the economics, safety, security and environmental issues associated with maritime transport and allied activities.
  • Be adequately equipped with the requisite knowledge and skills for understanding policy issues pertaining to maritime transport at both domestic and global levels.

Eligibility Criteria:

A good First Degree with at least a Minimum of 2nd Lower Division in any of the following:

  • Social Sciences; Business Administration; Maritime Discipline and other related Disciplines from a recognized University, plus not less than two (2) years post-qualification working experience in Logistics or Maritime related organization.

or

  • The highest grade Certificate of Competency for unrestricted service as Master Mariner or Chief Engineer in the Merchant Navy.
  • Applicants must submit the following with applications:
    1. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
    2. A thesis proposal of not more than 500 words
    3. Three (3) referee’s reports.

Note:

  • Download the Academic Referee’s Confidential Appraisal form from the University’s Website and complete in triplicate.
  • Applicants will be required to attend a selection interview.

Course Structure:

Semester 1

Core Courses
Maritime Administration
Research Methods
Maritime Transport Economics
Maritime Safety and Environmental Protection
Ship Management Strategy (Technical)
Port Technology and Planning
Seminar Presentation

Semester 2

Core Courses
Dissertation
International Maritime Law
Marine Insurance
Logistics Management
Shipping and Port Marketing
Elective Courses
Maritime Administration II
Multimodal Transport
Port Operations
Ship Management Strategy (Commercial)
International Maritime Law II
Management Science

MSc. Bio-Processing Engineering

Today’s issues of climate change and declining fossil fuel reserves are driving the expansion of renewable energy technologies and the production of biofuels and industrial raw materials from crops. A climate-saving and protecting, economically efficient, resources-saving and socially acceptable energy supply is the key challenge of the 21st century.

Aim: To prepare highly qualified engineers capable of finding solutions to technological problems in the renewable energy, environmental and bioprocessing engineering sectors as well as allied processing industries in order to satisfy the needs and desires of society.

Objectives:

The objectives of the programme are:

  • To produce graduates combining technical and scientific skills with an understanding of the environment and land-based industries, who can contribute to the development of renewable resources in urban and rural areas.
  • To equip the graduates with the necessary skills to enable them enter into self-employment by judiciously harnessing and processing natural resources.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Applicants must have a good first degree in Engineering with at least second class Lower Division from a recognized University. Applicants with a B.Sc. in the Physical Sciences will be considered if they have at least one (1) year relevant work experience.
  2. Applicants must submit the following with applications:
    1. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
    2. A thesis proposal of not more than 500 words
    3. Three (3) referee’s reports.

NB: Download the Academic Referee’s Confidential Appraisal form from the University’s Website and complete in triplicate.

Course structure:

Semester 1

Core Courses
Project Management
Graduate Seminar 1
Advanced Process Control
Advanced Chemical Thermodynamics
Fuels & Energy Technology
Renewable Energy Technology
Elective Courses
Safety and Pollution Control
Advanced Industrial Microbiology

Semester 2

Core Courses
Research Methods & Proposal Writing
Graduate Seminar 2
Process Optimisation
Chemical Reaction Engineering
Bio-Processing Technology
Environmental Technology
Elective Courses
Climate Change
Life Cycle Assessment
Separation Processes

 Semester 3

Entrepreneurship
Graduate Seminar 3
Master’s Thesis – Dissertation

MSc. Environmental Engineering

Aims: This course aims to produce graduates combining technical and scientific skills with an understanding of the environment and land-based industries who can contribute to the development of environmental solutions in urban and rural areas. The course will cover environmental programmes related to air, water and soil waste and recycling and generally the development of sustainable green technologies and economies. An essential focus of the training programme is to equip the graduates with the necessary skills to enable them enter into self-employment by judiciously harnessing and processing our natural resources.

Objectives

Specific objectives of the programme are:

  • To alert participants to major environmental concerns: global, regional and local.
  • To promote, among participants, a holistic and proactive approach to the solution of environmental problems.
  • To familiarise participants with instruments and techniques used for the prediction and measurement of environmental quality.
  • To train participants in the planning and design of engineering works related to the preservation and improvement of the environment.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have a good first degree in Engineering with at least second class Lower Division from a recognized University. Applicants with a B.Sc. in the Physical Sciences will be considered if they have at least one (1) year relevant work experience.
  1. Applicants must submit the following with applications:
    1. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
    2. A thesis proposal of not more than 500 words
    3. Three (3) referee’s reports.

NB: Download the Academic Referee’s Confidential Appraisal form from the University’s Website and complete in triplicate.

Course structure:

Semester 1

Core Courses
Project Management
Graduate Seminar 1
Advanced Transport Phenomena
Water &Waste Water Process Engineering
Safety & Pollution Control
Advanced Process Control
Advanced Chemical Thermodynamics
Elective Courses
Advanced Industrial Microbiology
Ship Ballast Management
Food Processing Engineering

Semester 2

Core Courses
Research Methods & Proposal Writing
Graduate Seminar 2
Chemical Reaction Engineering
Environmental Impact Assessment &Toxicology
Process Optimisation
Separation Process
Elective Courses
Climate Change
Life Cycle Assessment

Semester 3

Entrepreneurship
Graduate Seminar 3
Master’s Thesis – Dissertation

 HOW TO APPLY

[I]        DOMESTIC APPLICANTS

All applicants for the 2018/2019 Academic Year admissions are required to use the Regional Maritime University [RMU] online application portal.  The procedure for the online application process is as follows:

[a]       Make appropriate payment of GH¢210.00 or $70.00 at the various sales centers              for the RMU E-Voucher:

Sale Centers

[i]         Regional Maritime University, Nungua – Accra, Cash Office

[ii]        All Branches of the Ghana Commercial Bank

[iii]       All Branches of Ecobank [foreign and local]

[iv]       All Regional and District Post Offices across Ghana

[b]        The E-Voucher contains the Pin and Serial Number required in completing the                   online form.

[c]        Access the online form by visiting the University’s online admissions portal at                  www.rmu.edu.gh/admissions  soon after payment.

[d]        In completing the online form, students will be required to upload their passport              size photographs.

[e]        A completed form is not considered until it is SUBMITTED.

[g]        Applicants must print out application summary; attach transcripts, certificates                 and all other relevant documents.  These documents should be forwarded to                   the Registrar.

[h]        Candidates are strongly advised to visit Courier Companies in their Countries                   for  assistance towards the return of the application documents [see f].

[i]        Completed application forms and other documents should be addressed to:

 The Academic Registrar

Regional Maritime University

Post Office Box GP 1115

Accra – Ghana

[II]    INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS 

[a]        Log onto the admission portal : www.rmu.edu.gh/admissions

[b]        Click on International Applications and follow the instructions displayed on the               page for the completion of the form.

[c]        Applicants must print out application summary; attach transcripts, certificates                and all other relevant documents. These documents should be sent to the                        Academic Registrar.

CLOSING DATE

The closing dates for submission of application forms are 27th July, 2018. Candidates should note that no application will be accepted after the deadline.

 For further information, please contact:                                                                            

Telephone Numbers          : +233 302 714070 / 712343 / 712775

Fax Numbers                     : +233 302 714070 / 712047

E-mail Address                  : admission@rmu.edu.gh , marketing@rmu.edu.gh 

Accommodation

Gambia Hostel:

The Gambia Hostel is a dedicated hostel for Post-graduate students and upgraders at the Regional Maritime University. It is a 48-bedroom facility located on the campus in a serene and safe environment and only a short walking distance from all lecture, library and laboratory facilities.

Room types and Fees

The Hostel has the following room types available

  • Single room occupancy – Executive Accommodation
  • Single room occupancy – Semi – Executive Accommodation
  • Double room occupancy – Ordinary Accommodation

NB: All rooms are furnished. Executive rooms enjoy dedicated cleaning services. Curtains, blankets and bed sheets are washed for all executive rooms by the University.

Laundry services are provided for students if requested, for a fee.

 Executive Lodge (3rd Floor) – Single room occupancy

S/N Description Fee per day (US$) Total Amount (US$)
1. 1 Night 25.00 25.00
2. 7 Days 23.00 161.00
3. 1 month 20.27 628.38

Semi-Executive Lodge (2nd Floor) – Single room occupancy

S/N Description Fee per day (US$) Total Amount (US$)
1. 1 Night 20.00 20.00
2. 7 Days 16.00 112.00
3. 1 month 130.00 520.00  (per semester)

 Ordinary Lodge (Ground to 1st Floor) – Double room occupancy

S/N Description Fees (US$) Fees per Semester (4 Months) (US$)
1. 1 month – Navy Officers 75.00 per person 300.00 per person
2. 1 month – Up-graders/students 100.00 per person  400.00 per person
3. 1 Night /Day (any student) $20.00  20.00
4. 7 Days (any student) $ 16.00 112.00

 Application and allocation of rooms to applicants

  1. Application for accommodation in the hostel is administered in line with the timing of student enrollment and priority is given to new students. Application may be open to old students depending on availability of hostel rooms.
  2. All applicants must fill out an application form and submit it to the registry at the beginning of each study period.
  3. Selection method:
    1. New students: Rooms are offered to paying students based on “first-come-first-serve” basis (subject to room availability).
    2. Continuing/old students: Must apply for Extension of Accommodation if contract/study period has elapsed.
  4. When an applicant receives an offer of a room, it will not be confirmed until 100% of the total fee for the contract period has been received by the Finance Directorate and the room license agreement has been signed (within 7 days of the receipt of the offer or the room will be reallocated to another student). Should an applicant fail to meet any of the conditions set out by Gambia Hostel Management, the room will be reallocated to another student and the deposit will be refunded to you.
  5. In the interests of ensuring that as much space as possible is allocated to the students most in need of support, the categories of offer-holders we consider priorities (in the order given below) are as follows:

i. Applicants with disabilities or other special requirements which would make it hard to find suitable private, rented accommodation at short notice.

ii.  Applicants from member states arriving in Ghana for the first time for graduate studies/upgrading who have no previous experience of Ghana.

iii.  Applicants from non-member states countries arriving in Ghana for the first time for graduate studies/upgrading who have no previous experience of Ghana.

iv.  Applicants from member states with previous experience of Ghana who have already met the academic conditions of their offer and have submitted an application with the specified period.

v.  Applicants from non-member states with previous experience of Ghana who have already met the academic conditions of their offer and have submitted an application with the specified period.

vi. Other applicants that may not fall into any of the categories listed above.

Community

Regional Maritime University is located in an exciting urban area. The University is a walking distance from “The Junction”, a popular outlet mall where there are many shops and activities of interest. The University is a beach property and there are many local beach stalls located a walking distance from the Nungua Campus.

The University has sporting facilities including a pool, basketball court, tennis court, volleyball court and a football field.

Our staff and students are friendly and always willing to assist you.

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