Levels of Examination

EDUCATION POLICY AND COURSE OBJECTIVES

The Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria acknowledges the need for improving the standard of effective Transport Management covering all modes of transport road, rail, maritime, aviation and pipeline. The Institute’s education policy is designed to raise the standard of professionalism within Transport management at all levels, thus encouraging those commencing a career within the industry and improving the knowledge and skills of those already engaged in Transport.

This syllabus incorporates both the theory and practical experience, which by its uniqueness, attains the objective of a high standard of professionalism in transport and logistics management. In other words, the syllabus provides an integrated and progressive system towards Professional Graduate Diploma work with emphasis on professional competence. Thus, as a professional Transportant, obtaining a credible professional transport qualification will offer a great opportunity to a large number of potential candidates not only in Nigeria but also within West Africa (ECOWAS) sub region and beyond.

The course aims and objectives have been designed to acquaint candidates / members with the basic principles of transport and broader knowledge of transport management and administration, the operation of all modes of transport in both developing countries, arising from rapidly changing world of transport.

Specifically, the course has been planned for middle and senior management positions in the transport and allied industry. It will be of immense benefits to Federal/State Ministries and Local Government officers as well as those in the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air force and Police) dealing with transport, logistics and supply, Petroleum/Oil & Gas, Banking, Communication, Engineering and Manufacturing industries who are concerned with the management of transport, logistics and physical distribution. The course will equally be of importance to those engaged in transport education and training, research and development, policy maker, transport planners and transport consultants.

Thus, the main objectives are to provide an awareness and understanding of the interrelationship between transport development and many other relevant aspect of our economic activity in developing countries, and to ensure that candidates/members become conversant with the techniques of transport planning and the operation which are suitable and relevant to developing countries. To achieve these objectives, the course content is both practical and theoretical with considerable emphasis being placed on learning through assessment of transport project or case studies from the developing world.

1.0 EXAMINATION STRUCTURES AND ACADEMIC STANDARD

The Institute’s professional examination is designed to provide a standard of education from which candidates can both build and develop a worthwhile practical career in transport management and administration AT ALL LEVELS. Below are the four stages of professional qualifying examinations which are held in June and December each year.

1.1 EXAMINATION REGULATION AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Every applicant for registration as student will be required to submit acceptable evidence that he/she has obtained approved educational qualifications.  The following educational qualifications will be accepted for this purpose.

A. FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION LEVEL

  1. Five (5) Credit passes in GCE/SSCE O’Level or its equivalents in English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any two Science or Social science
  2. Candidates with 5 years of experience can be accepted with 4 Credit Passes in GCE/SSCE O’Level or its equivalents including Mathematics, and English Language

B. PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA EXAMINATION LEVEL

  1. CIOTA Foundation / Intermediate Certificates of a recognized body
  2. Accredited Diploma in Transport Management, Shipping Management, Travel & Tourism, Freight forwarding, Economics, Geography, Marketing, Business Studies, etc.

C. PROFESSIONAL ADVANCED DIPLOMA EXAMINATION LEVEL

  1. CIOTA Professional Diploma, Professional Diploma Part 1 Certificates of CIOTA, CILT, CIS body or allied Institution
  2. Advanced Diploma, HND, B.Sc, PGD/MBA and other relevant qualifications of equivalent status in Economics, Marketing, Business Administration, Engineering, Law e.t.c., with at least 4 years working experience in related Transport Industry.

D. POSTGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA FINAL EXAMINATION LEVEL

  1. CIOTA Professional Advanced Diploma or the final Examination Certificate of a recognized allied bodies in Transport
  2. HND, B.Sc, PGD / M.Sc / MBA from a recognized Institution and other relevant qualifications of equivalent status in Transport Management, Air Transport Management, Maritime Transport Management, Rail Transport Management, Logistics & Supply Chain, Transport Engineering, International Trade, Geography, Urban & Regional Planning, with at least 2 years working experience.

Please note that Curriculum Vitae to show professional work experience must be attached.

1.2 PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

A. Foundation Certificate Examination

The Certificate Examinations level focuses on the following modules. The course culminates in a two part of written examinations of the modules each. Successful completion of the Foundation Stage examinations qualifies you to apply for Professional Diploma Qualifying Examinations of the Institute.

Foundation I

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE UNIT L T P
FCT101 Principles of Transport 3 2 1 0
FCT102 Principles of Economics 2 2 1 0
FCT103 Communication in English 2 2 0 0
FCT104 Transport and Economic Geography 3 2 1 0
FCT105 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Skills 2 2 1 0
FCT106 Cargo Handling and Transportation of Dangerous Goods 3 2 1 0
TOTAL 15

 

 

Foundation II

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE UNIT L T P
FCT102 Transport and Development in Nigeria 3 2 1 0
FCT104 Fundamentals of Information Technology 2 2 1 1
FCT106 Principles of Statistics 2 2 0 0
FCT108 Element of Shipping 3 2 0 0
FCT110 Commercial Practice 2 2 0 0
FCT112 Urban and Rural Transportation 3 2 1 1
TOTAL 15

B. Professional Diploma Examination

The Professional Diploma Examinations focuses on the following modules. The course culminates in a two part of written exam of the modules each. To sit for the examination, you will need to have achieved or been exempted from the Foundation Level Examinations. Successful completion of the Professional Diploma examinations gives you eligibility to apply for Professional Advanced Diploma Qualifying Examinations of the Institute.

Professional Diploma: Part One

OURSE CODE COURSE TITLE UNIT L T P
PDE201 Principles of Management 3 2 1 1
PDE202 Business Communication 2 2 1 1
PDE203 Transport and Environment 3 2 1 1
PDE204 Quantitative Techniques 2 2 1 1
PDE205 Introduction to Air Transportation 3 2 2 0
PDE206 Principles and Management of Transport 3 2 1 0
TOTAL 15

Professional Diploma: Part Two

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE UNIT L T P
PDE207 Introduction to Maritime Transportation 3 2 1 1
PDE208 Introduction to Transport Economics 3 2 1 1
PDE209 Industrial Relations in Transport 2 1 2 0
PDE210 Transport and Tourism 3 2 1 1
PDE211 Basic Accounting 2 2 0 0
PDE212 Human Resources Management in Transport 2 2 1 1
TOTAL 15

C. Professional Advanced Diploma Examination

The Professional Advanced Examinations course includes a two part of written examinations which covers five modules each. To sit for the examinations, you will need to have achieved or been exempted from the Foundation and Professional Diploma Stage One Examinations modules respectively. Successful completion of the Professional Advanced Diploma in Transport Management and Administration examinations qualifies you for the award of ‘‘Associate Membership’’ of the Institute, and gives you eligibility to apply for Professional Graduate Diploma Final Qualifying Examinations.

Professional Advanced Diploma: Part One

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE UNIT L T P
PDE301 Multimodal Transport Management 3 2 1 0
PDE302 Transport Economics 3 2 1 0
PDE303 International Trade and Payment 3 2 0 0
PDE304 Operations Management 2 2 0 0
PDE305 Law of Business and Carriage 3 2 0 0
PDE306 Transport Insurance 3 2 1 0
TOTAL 17  

Professional Advanced Diploma: Part Two

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE UNIT L T P
PDE307 Financial Management 3 1 1 1
PDE308 Fleet Operations and Management 3 2 0 0
PDE309 Management and Control of Transport 3 2 0 0
PDE310 Business and Corporate Strategy 3 2 0 1
PDE311 Logistics and Distribution Planning 3 2 1 0
TOTAL 15

Industrial Attachment/Internship

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE UNIT L T P
SIWES 300 Students Industrial Work Experience (SIWES) 6 0 0 6
TOTAL 6

D. Postgraduate Professional Diploma Examination

To study the Postgraduate Professional Diploma Final Qualifying Examinations stage, you will need to have achieved or been exempted from the Foundation, Professional Diploma and Professional Advanced Diploma modules respectively. The course consists of some modules to be written as exams.

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE UNIT L T P
PGE601 Transport Policy and Planning 3 2 0 1
PGE602 Transport Evaluation and Finance 3 2 0
PGE603 International Logistics & Supply Chain Management 2 2 0 1
PGE604 Management Information Technology in Transport 2 2 0 1
PGE605 Operations Research 2 2 1 0
PGE606 Transport Safety and Security 3 2 1 0
TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT PRACTICE (candidates to choose Two Modal Options)
MPG607 Maritime Management 3 2 0 1
MPG608 Port Operations and Management 3 2 0 1
APG609 Air Transport Management 3 2 0 1
APG610 Airport Operations and Management 3 2 0 1
RGE611 Road Transport Management 3 2 1 1
RGE612 Rail Transport Administration 3 2 0 1
PPG613 Pipeline Transportation Management 3 2 0 1
PGE614 Transport Research Project 4
TOTAL 40

Professional Research Project

To complete the Final Stage Qualifying Examinations, candidates will also be required to complete a professional research project in transport. The project is the academic equivalent of a reputable university postgraduate degree project in Nigeria and Overseas. Successful completion of the Final stage examinations, with research project and internship qualifies you for the award “Full Membership” of the Institute; and gives you eligibility to apply for registration as a Chartered Transportant and also for range of postgraduate programmes at various Universities in Nigeria and Overseas.