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AFIT Nigeria Direct Entry Admission Programmes into 2013-2014 Academic Session


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The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Air Force Base, Kaduna, invites application from suitable qualified candidates for Direct Entry Admission into Programmes 2013 / 2014 Academic Session.

The AFIT is a higher education institution engaged in imparting knowledge, skills and learning to students using specialised facilities and multi-disciplinary approach; a centre of excellence for serious innovative research and development for the aerospace, aeronautical, aviation and allied industries/disciplines.

Admissions into programmes offered in the Institute are open to the general public.
Traditionally, admission into the Institute is gained through the JAMB UTME entry route. However, admissions could also be gained through direct entry into any of the Institute’s programmes other than the National Diploma programmes. To this end, applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for preliminary and direct entry admissions into the following programmes in the 2013/2014 Academic Session:

  1. Pre-National Diploma (ND) Science and Technology.
  2. Certificate in Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology (CEET).
  3. Pre-Higher National Diploma (Pre-HND) Programmes:
    Aircraft Engineering Technology (Airframe/Power Plant Option).
    Aircrft Engineering Technology (Avionics Option).
    Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology.
    Purchasing and Supply.
  4. Higher National Diploma (HND) Programmes.
    Aircraft Engineering Technology (Airframe/Power Plant Option).
    Aircraft Engineering Technology (Avionics Option).
    Electronics/Telecommunications Engineering Technology.
    Purchasing and Supply.
  5. Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) Programmes.
    Aerospace Engineering (Aeromechanical Option).
    Aerospace Engineering (Avionics Option).
    Supply Chain Management.
The Pre-ND in Science and Technology is a one year preparatory course which aims to assist candidates attain the requirements for admission into engineering related ND programmes at the Institute. The Pre-HND in Aircraft Engineering Technology Programme, on the other hand, is a one-year orientation course specifically designed for candidates with ND in engineering fields other than aircraft engineering.  The programme is meant to introduce students to aircraft engineering and also provide a good foundation for such students to further their studies in aviation related programmes.

The PGD in Aerospace Engineering at AFIT is a one-year programme that is specially designed to prepare candidates for a one-year MSc programme in aerospace engineering at Cranfield University, United Kingdom (UK). Candidates, who on completion of the PGD programme, wish to enrol for the Masters' programme at Cranfield University, UK can choose to specialise in one of the following fields:
  • M.Sc Aerospace Vehicle Design (Airframe and Airframe Systems Option).
  • M.Sc Aerospace Vehicle Design (Avionics Systems Design Option).
  • M.Sc Thermal Power.
  • M.Sc Computational Fluid Dynamics.
  • M.Sc Flight Dynamics.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Candidates seeking admission into AFIT's Pre-National Diploma (Pre-ND) and certificate programmes are to write an entrance examination. Those intending to pursue Pre-Higher National Diploma (Pre-HND), Higher National Diploma (HND) and Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Programmes would be offered direct entry admission if they meet the entry requirements. The entry qualifications for programmes offered in AFIT are as detailed below:

Pre-National Diploma (Pre-ND) Science and Technology.
Pass in entrance examination and;
Minimum of WASC/GCE/SSCE/NECO/NTC/NABTEB with at least a pass in English Language and credit passes in 3 subjects in not more than 2 sittings. The subjects must include mathematics, physics or chemistry and one other subject from additional mathematics, statistics, technical drawing, woodwork and metalwork.

Certificate in Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology.
Pass in entrance examination and;
Minimum of WASC/GCE/SSCE/NECO/NTC/NABTEB with at least a pass in English Language and credit passes in 3 subjects in not more than 2 sittings. The subjects must include mathematics, physics or chemistry and one other subject from additional mathematics, statistics, technical drawing, woodwork and metalwork.

Pre-Higher National Diploma (Pre-HND) Programmes.
ND with a minimum of lower credit pass (CGPA of 2.50) in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Computer Science/Engineering, Material Science Engineering or Business Administration and Management (as applicable) and;
A minimum of one year post-ND cognate work experience.
In exceptional cases, a candidate with ND at pass level (CGPA of 2.0 - 2.49) who has 2 or more years of post-ND cognate work experience may be considered for admission into the Pre-HND programme.

Higher National Diploma (HND) Programmes.
ND with a minimum of lower credit pass (CGPA of 2.50 and above) in Aircraft Engineering Technology, Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology or Business Administration and Management (as applicable) and;
A minimum of one year post-ND cognate work experience.
In exceptional cases, a candidate with ND at pass level (CGPA of 2.0 - 2.49) who has 2 or more years of post-ND cognate work experience may be considered for admission into the HND programme.

Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) Programmes in Aerospace Engineering.
A minimum grade of second class honours in engineering, material sciences or physics.

Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) Programme in Supply Chain Management.
A minimum grade of second class honours in Purchasing & Supply and other related fields.

Application Open Until
The application submission is Open until 29th June, 2013.

Important Links
  1. Click here to download Pre-ND application form
  2. Click here to download Pre-HND application form
  3. Click here to download HND application form
  4. Click here to download PGD application form, OR
  5. Click here to view more details
Duly completed forms are to be accompanied by deposit slips, evidencing due payments into AFIT Academic Branch Bank Account (Guaranty Trust Bank PLC Account Number 0127547975) of N3,500:00 (for the Pre-ND, CEET and Pre-HND Programmes) and N5,000:00 (for HND and PGD programmes).

Candidates are to submit their duly completed application forms and copies of deposit slip by hand to the AFIT Academic Branch Registry or through courier service not later than 24 June 2013 to the following address:

The Registrar
Air Force Institute of Technology,
P.M.B. 2104,
Nigerian Air Force Base,
Kaduna.

Entrance Examination
The entrance examination for candidates for the Pre-ND and certificate programmes is scheduled to take place on same day and venue with the Institute's post-UTME test. Details of the venue and timings for the examination are as follows:
  • Date: Saturday 29 June 2013.
  • Venue: AFIT's premises at the Nigerian Air Force Base Kaduna.
  • Time: 8am prompt (Please note that no late arrival shall be tolerated).
Note:
Candidates who failed to meet the application form submission deadline may still be able to submit their applications at the venue of the entrance examination.

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