In 2002/2003 session Department of Biotechnology and Department of Molecular Biology were carved out of the former Department of Biological Sciences of the then School of Natural and Applied Sciences. Departments of Microbiology and Biochemistry had earlier been created from the same mother department. Molecular Biology was later discontinued as a department and was merged with Biotechnology.
Department of Biotechnology is dedicated to excel in the use of living cells and tissues in industrial and scientific processes to produce new products, improve existing ones and enhance the environment.
The department is committed to training students to become professionally competent. The curriculum entails intensive teaching and extensive practical and industrial/field training in various facets of Biotechnology that have major impacts on industry, agriculture, medicine/public health and the environment.
- To produce well–educated and confident graduates for employment in modern biotechnological areas with relevance to industry, agriculture, medicine/public health and the environment.
- To produce graduates who could be creative enough to be self–employed in the above aspects of biotechnology and even create jobs.
- In 2011/2012, our students came third in a national quiz competition;
- In 2012/2013, our students also came second in a national quiz competition;
- Biotechnology B.Tech programme is fully accredited by NUC.
|BIOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE I||BIO 101/103|
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY I||CHM 101|
|ENGINEERING DRAWING||ENG 103|
|INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH||FRN 101|
|INTRODUCTION TO IGBO GRAMMAR||IGB 101|
|ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS I||MTH 101|
|GENERAL PHYSICS I||PHY 101|
|BIOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE II||BIO 102/104|
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY II||CHM 102|
|WORKSHOP PRACTICE II||ENG 102|
|ENGINEERING DRAWING II||ENG 104|
|FRENCH LANGUAGE II||FRN 102|
|USE OF ENGLISH II||GST 102|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE I||GST 108|
|SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY||GST 110|
|IGBO LANGUAGE II||IGB 102|
|ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II||MTH 102|
|GENERAL PHYSICS II||PHY 102|
Dr. Anyadoh-Nwadike Sylvia Onyinyechi
Dr. Mrs. Udensi Justina Ugochi
Dr Mrs Udensi J.U. is a lecturer in the Department of Biotechnology, Federal University of Technology Owerri. She holds a B.Tech in Industrial Microbiology, M.Sc and Ph.D in Environmental Health Biology. She has research interest in Environmental Health related areas such as Environmental Microbiology/Health Biology and Environmental Biotechnology. She teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Environmental and Agricultural Biotechnology, Pests Control and Management Technology, and Environmental Health Biology. Dr Udensi is a member of the following learned societies: Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN), Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM), Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), Society for Environmental and Health Organization of Nigeria, Organization of Women in Science for Developing World (OWSDW). She has publications in both National and International journals. Aside her major academic field, she has served as a guest speaker and resource person in many religious and secular fora, and a columnist in the health section of a local tabloid, Umuhu-Okabia Academic League Magazine.