Polymer and Textile Engineering Department

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Philosophy and Objectives

Philosophy

In pursuance of the overall philosophy of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, the Department of Polymer Engineering is designed to produce undergraduates who will give a positive thrust to the technological development of Nigeria in the area of Textile Science and Engineering Technology. Additionally, they are groomed in such a manner that they will be able to effectively function in the society within the context of the needs and resources of the society as well as emphasizing the need to be innovative in a competitive world. The philosophy, therefore, has a strategy of human resource development with broader goals of contributing to the economic development and growth of the Nation.

Finally, the strategy will ensure that the graduate is adequately prepared to be socially acceptable and be in a true position to be of service to society.  The programme of study will be student-centred and School (Faculty) based on inter-departmental and inter-School inputs whenever necessary.  The programme offered in this Department for the Bachelor of Engineering Degree is designed to give each student a thorough grounding in his specific professional area while at the same time giving him the flexibility of choice in tailoring his individual programme to fit his personal career plans for immediate employment in industries, self-employment or for post-graduate studies and research.

Objectives

The principal objectives of the Polymer and Textile Engineering Programme include the followings:

  1. The training of engineers who are capable of meeting the changes of the Nigerian Petrochemical industries, natural gas, agro-based industries as well as those of the general Nigerian Socio-economic sectors.
  2. The inculcation of the basic principles and skills underlying the planning, designing, operating, managing or in fact maintaining the respective industrial outfits in the oil and gas industries, agro-based and solid mineral resources as well as the environment.
  3. The stimulation and motivation of every student in the pursuit of higher standards and achievements in the general technology field either through experimental/industrial research or through the pursuit of higher education qualifications and professional excellence as well as consultancy.

The graduate of this programme may expect fulfilling employment opportunities in the following Nigerian industrial sectors:

  • Petrochemical/Refineries
  • Petroleum and natural gas industries involved in exploration, drilling, production, servicing, transporting, promotion and marketing.
  • Engineering Consultancy,
  • Design and construction companies.
  • Works in Insurance companies and financial institutions eg banks.
  • Engaged in solving environmental problems such as offshore oil spills, corrosion in pipelines, tankers etc.
  • Lecture in academic institutions with polymer and Textile, chemical, petroleum and materials engineering departments.
  • Engage in agro-based industries, food industries, lumber industries, economic renewable plants that yield polymers such as grains, rubber lattices, cashew-nut shell liquids, tannins, as well as animal husbandry which yields protein polymer.

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