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Call for applications for the Master in STIC 2016/2017

 

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Acknowledging that “Western and Central African countries suffer from a manifest lack of human resources and skills in the domains of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STIM), and in the disciplines related to Agriculture and Health”, the World Bank launched in 2013 the ACE “African Centres of Excellence” initiative Its primary objective is to meet the demand of the work market in terms of the required skills in the specific domains suffering from the lack of qualified manpower. As a result, this initiative aims at impacting development, economic growth and poverty reduction in the region.

From an operational viewpoint, the development objective of the ACE project is to “help its beneficiaries to promote regional specialisation within the participating universities in the domains that meet the regional development challenges, as well to reinforce their capacities to provide high-quality trainings and run applied research programs.”

At the end of a process that was highly competitive, open, rigorous, transparent, based on merit and in conformity with the highest international norms, under technical supervision guaranteed by the Association of African Universities (AUA), 19 centres of excellence have been selected in seven participating countries of Central and West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo. The Cameroonian ACE is the CETIC (African Centre of Excellence in Technologies, Information and Communication) of the University of Yaounde I, located at the National Advanced School of Engineering of Yaounde. CETIC has been jointly implemented by the Cameroonian Government and the World Bank.

Given ACEs’ general philosophy and given the specificities of its domain of competence, the CETIC aims at contributing, in the domain of TICs, to the bringing down of the deficit of highly qualified engineers and scholars from which central and western African regions suffer.

From an operational perspective, the development objective of the CETIC is to promote the emergence of excellence-level trainings in masters and PhDs programs, as well as the development of R&D related projects. This will support the production, in this African sub-region, of high-added-value electronic services à, which answer to societies’ big challenges.

With that end in view, the CETIC offers privileged conditions to receive high-level trainings, with a team of professors coming from academic and professional world in Cameroon, in the sub-region, and also from prestigious institutions in Europe, Asia and North America.

In addition to senior lecturers, students will benefit from a tutorial system, handled by post-doctoral fellows finishing PhD students. A series of conferences are included in the programs and will be animated by renowned STIC experts.

  1. Master 1 for 2016-2017 academic year are:

The specialization programs that are open during the 2016-2017 academic season are:

  • Computer engineering and Telecommunications with three specialties:
    • Software Engineering
    • Information Systems
    • Networks and Telecommunications.
  • Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing, with three specialties:
    • Industrial Mathematics
    • Mathematical Modeling for Information Transport
    • Mathematical Biology
  • Mechatronics, with one specialty: Embedded Electronic Systems

 

 The call for application for the recruitment of students at the Masters level M1 is open to any candidate with a Bachelor degree or any equivalent degree, in a specialty corresponding to the applied program. This degree should be delivered by an accredited university.

Female and international (non Cameroonian) students are highly encouraged.

  1. Master 2 for 2016-2017 academic year are:

The specialization programs that are open during the 2016-2017 academic season are:

  • Computer engineering and Telecommunications with three specialties:
    • Software Engineering
    • Information Systems
  • Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing, with three specialties:
    • Industrial Mathematics
    • Mathematical Modeling for Information Transport
    • Mathematical Biology
  • Mechatronics, with one specialty: Embedded Electronic Systems

The call for applications for the recruitment of students in Master 2 is open to anyone with at least a Master level 1 or Master level 2 in the field of Science of Information and Communication Technologies. Prospective applicants must first obtain a registration either at the Graduate School of the University of Yaoundé I, either in their home university.

  1. Application Documents

The application to be submitted must have the following documents:

  1. The application form to be completed online at https://cetic.cm/admission_master/ . However you can download it HERE to address, complete offline (gold line) and the upload (upload) online at https://cetic.cm/fr/soumission-formulaire/ . You may also update your information online at this address https://cetic.cm/fr/modification-en-ligne/  before September 20, 2016
  2. A corvery letter addressed to the CETIC Coordinator
  3. A Curriculum Vitae
  4. Certified copies and transcripts since admission to the university
  5. A detailed programmes and course contents followed in ICT (5 to 6 lines maximum per course) for attended and validated STIC courses.
  6. Certified photocopies of Baccalauréat/GCEA-level and academic certificates (to be scanned, uploaded and sent as .pdf or .JPEG files)
  7. Three referee reports at least two referees must be teachers who had the applicant as a trainee ( Download the form HERE), conflicts of interest (relatives, …).
  8. Two recent ID photos carrying on the back the name of the candidate
  9. A copy of national ID or passport documents

N.B: It is highly recommended for international students to update their passports as soon as possible, in order to shorten the administrative procedure after their eventual admission.

 

  1. School Fees

Registration fees and training amounted to 1,000,000 (one million) CFA francs per year, payable in two installments. No candidate fulfilling the academic requirements for admission will be excluded for financial reasons.

However, CETIC offers various forms of aid and scholarships for outstanding students.

  1. Practical Information

– Deadline for admissibility of Master 1 records: September 20, 2016.

– Deadline for admissibility of the files of Master 2: September 30, 2016.

– Applications must be sent electronically to CETIC Secretariat at the following address:

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– Specify in the subject line the desired level and the desired sector. Example: Application for the Master 1 in STIC.

– Your physical application file must be submitted to the secretariat if selected.

– Find HERE the aids for filling the form.

– Send a letter of recommendation signed to secretariat@cetic.cm stating in the subject of the e-mail your name, your Speciality and desired level.

– Report all technical concerns at signal@cetic.cm.

 

Informations: e-mail: secretariat@cetic.cm  – Tel + Fax: (237) 22 22 45 47

Mrs. Marie-Noëlle ANABA – (237) 22 69 88 85 – (237) 699 65 12 80.

Publication of selection results: September 30, 2016

Start Dates: October 4, 2016 for the Master 1.