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UNITEC Post Graduate Assistant Program applications, info and program list

The University Graduate Assistantship Program (GAP) is a competitive postgraduate Scholarship Program that is available for exceptionally qualified Unitech graduates ONLY to Masters and PhD programs.

2019 Application Form

Shown is a list of PNG Unitech invite for applications to admission into the Postgraduate Programs and contact and other application info.

For 2019 UNITECH application form click on this link.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD -Research)
a) Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture 
b) Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Physics 
c) Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Sciences 
d) Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture 
e) Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering 
f) Doctor of Philosophy in Communication and Development Studies 
g) Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Communication Engineering
h) Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry
i) Doctor of Philosophy in Geomatics
j) Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
k) Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics 
l) Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering 
m) Doctor of Philosophy in Mining Engineering 
n) Doctor of Philosophy in Surveying 
o) Doctor of Philosophy in Land Studies 

Master of Philosophy (MPhil - Research)
a) Master of Philosophy in Agriculture
b) Master of Philosophy in Applied Physics
c) Master of Philosophy in Applied Sciences
d) Master of Philosophy in Architecture
e) Master of Philosophy in Electrical and Communication Engineering
f) Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
g) Master of Philosophy in Forestry
h) Master of Philosophy in Information Technology
i) Master of Philosophy in Mathematics 
j) Master of Philosophy in Computer Science 
k) Master of Philosophy in Mining Engineering 
l) Master of Philosophy in Geomatics 
m) Master of Philosophy in Land Studies 
n) Master of Philosophy in Surveying 

Master’s Program (Course- Work)
a) Master of Science in Agriculture 
b) Master of Science in Applied Physics 
c) Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering 
d) Master of Science in Solid Waste and Resource Management 
e) Master of Science in Forestry 
f) Master of Technology in Mechanical Engineering 
g) Master of Communication Studies (MCS)

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD - Course Work)
a) Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture
b) Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry
c) Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics

Entry Requirements:

a) An Application for admission to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy shall have a Master’s degree in a field of study related to the subject of the proposed research. Proven track record of research and working experiences are needed to apply for PhD. Candidates are strongly advised to contact the relevant department before submitting the application.

b) An application for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) shall have either:

i) A Merit degree or Postgraduate Diploma from a tertiary institution approved by the Postgraduate Committee, OR 
ii) A Bachelor degree of Honors standard from a tertiary institution approved by the Postgraduate Committee 
iii) Relevant first degree with an industry experience of more than two years.

c) An application for admission to candidature for the Course based Master program shall have either;
i) A Postgraduate Diploma of recognized tertiary institution, OR 
ii) A Bachelor degree of a tertiary institution in a recognized field of study appropriate to the proposed course of advanced study.

d) An application for admission to candidature for the Postgraduate Diploma shall have either:
i) A Bachelors degree of a tertiary institution approved by the Postgraduate Committee in a field of study appropriate to the course of advanced study proposed. 
ii) Final year students are also encouraged to apply.

Please visit for a copy of the application form or email:

For any information regarding PG program, email to:

Faxed application will not be accepted. A non-refundable application processing fee of K220 be deposited into; Unitech Trust Funds A/C: 0011188172, ANZ LAE.

Please send in duly completed applications along with copies of certificates, transcripts, and other necessary documents by 15th July, 2016 to the following address or email below;
Mr. Gabriel Paul 
Executive Officer 
Postgraduate Committee 
PNG University of Technology 
Private Mail Bag, Lae 411, M.P. 
Phone: 473 4280/4474 Fax: 475 7667 
Email: or

We also provide some background information of the 6 PNG universities here. Find out about the admissions and selections  for UPNG, UOG, UNRE, Unitech, DWU and PAU:


May was a sad month for many parents, sponsors and students. Normal classes would not resume anytime sooner as the prime minister didn’t respond to students petitions favorably. It appeared universities in Port Moresby, Lae, Goroka and Rabaul were still on strike, no classes for over three weeks.

Whilst the other universities have allowed students to remain on campus, UPNG’s senate (a group of senior management & lecturers) resolved to suspend semester one, indefinitely.  Appearing on the PNG Tonight Current Affairs program, UPNG acting Chancellor, Dr. Mann, told John Iggins that the suspension was to diffuse tension and give the senate time to adjust 2016 academic calendar. To effect their decision, the senate gave students 48 hours to vacate the campus. Senior leaders at UPNG have seen it fit to suspend semester, but is it the right decision? This post is my opinion on students strike and the likely consequences. 

There were several questions we should ponder in the light of any further action: if UPNG SRC successfully stayed the 48-hours eviction notice and remain on campus, what would the senate do to bring an amicable solution?; if UPNG SRC failed to stop the senate, students would return when the academic calendar was adjusted –  but when?; Can the senate guarantee that students would not go on strike again on return?; the worst case scenario was going to be suspension of 2016 academic year at UPNG, UNITECH, UoG and UoNRE.

I don’t think the government would allow for the later to happen because its impacts are unthinkable. If the strike continued to a point where academic year was cancelled, not only would the students be sent home but serious consequences may follow. We are likely to see non-certification of final year degree courses, cancelling of HECAS/AES or any government scholarship for the current students, forfeiting transport and accommodation privileges and other privileges provided to current students by the government. This means one thing: most students must return as self-sponsored students.

Not only would the students feel the pinch if the academic year ended prematurely, but the government would also have created a generational setback. Subsequently there was going to be a 4-year gap as far as each stage at university level was concerned. By this I mean, we would see competition between repeating students from years 1 – 4 (those that are currently on strike) and transitioning students (those who are moving into the system). This competition would leave many eligible students without a university place, thus creating a gap that could possibly have been avoided. Again, no one in their right mind would want to envision such setback.

The government’s efforts to improve education standard would fall back too. For example, current students at universities have transited through the Tuition Fee Free policy. It is the policy of the PNC government when it came to power. I don’t think the prime minister would happily let any university senate or council suspend 2016 academic year. He would not want to see the students who have gone through the TFF policy failed because they have not collected the required/recommended GPA.

Dr Kavanamur, on FM100 news (26.05.2016 @2pm), said that students degree would be invalid if they missed classes for up to five weeks. Students have been missing classes for over three weeks. The education secretary is right. For a uni student to be eligible for government scholarship, you’d have to score a GPA above 2.00, in UNITECH’s case it is 2.25. With continued non-attendance of classes, and obviously missed assessments, you’d have realized all students may fail their course work. So, it seemed adjusting the academic calendar could be an appropriate action to take to validate awards for each student wherever they were studying this year. But was it right to ask UPNG students to vacate the campus? Unfortunately, UPNG senate had brought upon itself more headache. The senate would be contemplating how to send everyone home, deal with sponsors, adjust academic calendar, recall them to resume classes and put-up with disgruntled students and stakeholders. It would do better if it only suspended the semester and adjusted the calendar whilst students were on-campus. It simply showed the senate was incapable of handling students’ issues within its precincts.

Perhaps the best thing to do now was for the senates to adjust the academic year and negotiated for students at the 4 main universities in the country to resume classes. The sooner the better. Many parents and other stakeholders would agree on this. Two parties were involved in this debacle. The senates was the middle men. So, what was the best thing the prime minister could do to ensure resumption of classes? How could each university senate/council facilitate an amicable solution, a win-win solution? 

This strike action was, in fact, a litmus test for show of strong leadership at both political and educational levels. If the students continued boycotting classes, it would only suggest that something wasn't right with leaders at both levels.