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PhD (Meteorology and Climate Science)

Submitted by eiyamba on Tue, 08/24/2021 - 15:41

Overview

As a result of KNUST-GMet collaboration that led to the establishment of the BSc and MPhil. Meteorology and Climate Science Programme in 2008 and 2011 respectively, the PhD (Meteorology and Climate Science) programme was introduced in 2011/2012 academic year to provide doctoral training to the MPhil (Meteorology and Climate Science) graduates and other qualified candidates.

The PhD in Meteorology and Climate Science programme comprises five (5) courses in total. All of these are taught- courses. Each student in the program takes lectures and examination in the courses. The PhD (Meteorology and Climate Science) programme has graduated students since 2015.

Aims:

The aim for the establishment of the PhD degree in Meteorology and Climate Science was to build human capacity by training to produce skilled postgraduates with world class standard qualities.

Objectives

The objectives were to train doctoral students to acquire skills in the following areas:

  1. Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry

  1. Meteorology skills in weather and seasonal forecasting

  2. Climate science (physical climate processes of tropical Africa and the world at large)

  3. Satellite and ground based remote sensing methodologies and applications

  4. Atmospheric and terrestrial pollution issues

  5. Atmospheric, ocean, land and vegetation modelling

  1. Structure of the programme

1 Theory (T) = 1 Credit (C) and 4 Practical (P) = 1 Credit (C)

Year One (1) Semester One (1)

Code

Course Name

T

P

C

MET 745

Boundary Layer Meteorology

3

4

4

MET 775

Research Methods and Communication

3

4

4

MET 753

Scientific Computing for Climate Science and Applications

3

4

4

 

Total

11

12

12

Year One (1) Semester Two (2)

Core

Code

Course Name

T

P

C

MET 752

Climate Systems of West Africa

3

4

4

MET 754

Advanced Atmospheric Measurement Techniques

5

4

6

 

 

8

8

10

Electives

 

 

 

 

Students are to Select One (1) base on their Research Area

MET 556

Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere

2

0

2

MET 560

Advanced Hydrometeorology

2

0

2

MET 564

Climate Change and Modelling

2

0

2

MET 568

Atmospheric Dynamics II

2

0

2

 

Total

10

8

12

Year Two (2) Semester One (1)

Code

Course Name

T

P

C

MET 750

Seminar

0

0

0

MET 760

Research Work

0

0

0

 

Total

0

0

0

Year Two (2) Semester Two (2)

Code

Course Name

T

P

C

MET 750

Seminar

0

0

0

MET 760

Research Work

0

0

0

 

Total

0

0

0

Year Three (3) Semester One (1)

Code

Course Name

T

P

C

MET 750

Seminar

0

0

0

MET 760

Research Work

0

0

0

 

Total

0

0

0

Year Three (3) Semester Two (2)

Code

Course Name

T

P

C

MET 750

Seminar

0

0

0

MET 760

Research Work

0

0

0

 

Total

0

0

0

Year Four (4) Semester One (1)

Code

Course Name

T

P

C

MET 750

Seminar

0

0

0

MET 760

Research Work

0

0

0

 

Total

0

0

0

Year Four (4) Semester Two (2)

Code

Course Name

T

P

C

MET 750

Seminar

0

0

0

MET 760

Research Work

0

0

0

 

Total

0

0

0