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CEMEREM: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO STUDY MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES



CEMEREM: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO STUDY MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES:

  1. Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
  2. Master of Science in Process Engineering
  3. Master of Science in Mining Engineering
  4. Master of Business Administration in Natural Resource Management

 CEMEREM Objectives and Research Topics

CEMEREM is a joint project between Taita Taveta University (TTU) of Kenya, TU Bergakademie Freiberg of Germany and University of Applied Sciences, Dresden, also of Germany. The Project focus is Mining, Environmental Engineering and Natural Resource Management. The German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs through DAAD funds the project.

Scholarship opportunities

There are few full and partial scholarship opportunities available for Master students in CEMEREM on a competitive basis for eligible candidates that will be granted to successful applicants from East Africa starting in September 2020. The scholarships include a stipend and tuition fees for up to two years (2nd September 2020 – 31st August 2022).

 Who Can Apply?

The CEMEREM scholarship programme is open to candidates from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi. Applicants must be holders of a Bachelor’s degree with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division). The applications are open to those seeking scholarships as well as to those sponsoring themselves. For details, please visit the Taita Taveta University website: www.ttu.ac.ke or http://www.cemerem.ttu.ac.ke/

 General Requirements

Candidates will be selected based on the following criteria:

  1. a) Good previous academic results
  2. b) Motivation and qualification in the required subject area
  3. c) Language competency
  4. d) Social engagement

Admission Requirements

For minimum admission requirements, please see the table below:

Minimum admission requirements for the Masters programmes

S/No Course and duration Minimum admission requirements
1 Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

 

Duration: 2 Years

Be a holder of a Bachelor of Science degree with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in any of the relevant Engineering fields from a recognised university such as Mining, Mineral Processing, Environmental, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Civil and Construction, Electrical, Process, or Geological Engineering.
2 Master of Science in Process Engineering

 

 

Duration: 2 Years

Be a holder of a Bachelor of Science degree with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in any of the relevant Engineering fields from a recognised university such as Mining, Mineral Processing, Environmental, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Civil and Construction, Electrical, Process, or Geological Engineering.
3 Master of Science in Mining Engineering

 

 

 

Duration: 2 Years

 

 

 

 

(i) Be a holder of at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) BSc degree in Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering; Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geomatic Engineering, or any related Earth Sciences from Taita Taveta University, OR 

(ii) Be a holder of at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) BSc degree in a field in Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry or Environmental Science from any other institution recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status to (i) above, OR

(iii) Be a holder of a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) BSc degree in the relevant field from Taita Taveta University or from any other institution recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status and who, in addition, must show proof  of either two years relevant  experience and or of academic advancement through research and publication since graduation with the bachelor’s degree or a postgraduate Diploma in the relevant field, OR

(iv) Be a holder of other qualifications recognized by University Senate as being equivalent to (i), (ii), and (iii)

4 Master of Business Administration (Natural Resource Management)

 

 

 

Duration: 2 years.

 

 

 

 

 

Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree with at least Upper Second Class Honours in any discipline or its equivalent from an institution recognized by the University Senate, OR

Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree with Lower Second Class Honours in any discipline, provided the candidate can show proven evidence of research ability or three (3) years relevant experience in a relevant field, OR

Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree at Pass level in any discipline from a recognized University with five (5) years post qualification experience. If less than five (5) years, the holder must have a Post Graduate Diploma with Credit in a relevant field from Kenya National Examinations Council or any other institution recognized by the University Senate.

 Duration of the Programmes and Language of Instruction

The programmes shall run for two academic years on a full-time basis and shall be taught in English.

Application Documents

  • Copies of acquired university degrees and academic transcripts
  • Motivation letter (maximum 700 words) describing the applicant’s academic, professional and personal reasons for applying for a Master’s Programme.
  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic/professional reference).

Available Positions in each Programme

For each Programme with scholarships, few scholarships will be availed. However, self-sponsoring candidates wishing to pursue the same programme are welcome to apply for positions detailed below:

S/No            Programme Total Positions Available (Class  Size)
1 MSc Environmental Engineering 15
2 MSc Process Engineering 15
3 MSc Mining Engineering 15
4 MBA/NRM 15

 Application Procedure and Timelines

Kindly submit a duly filled electronic application form (F-2-3-15-1) in English available on this website, together with the application documents listed above to the Registrar (Academic, Research and Outreach), Taita Taveta University: cemerem2020@ttu.ac.ke on or before 31st July 2020.

For the application form (F-2-3-15-1) and required documents, please download from the below link: https://www.ttu.ac.ke/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Postgraduate-Application-Form-For-Taita-Taveta-University.pdf

For further information, call +254 (0) 20 2437 267, +254 (0) 774 222 064, or contact the CEMEREM Project Manager at Taita Taveta University on email: cemerem@ttu.ac.ke

Notification and Acceptance

Only successful applicants will be notified, on or before 19th August 2020. Candidates must confirm their acceptance of the admission and/or scholarship award by not later than 26th August 2020.   

Commencement Date of the Programmes

The commencement date for ALL the programmes is 2nd September 2020. All candidates will be enrolled at Taita Taveta University at its Main Campus situated in Voi, Kenya.


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