Polymer and Textile Engineering Department

Entry Requirements

Programme Structure

Students spend a total of five years to obtain the B.Eng. (Polymer and Textile Engineering) Degree.

The Programme is structured as follows:

  1. Common University courses of the first year which include the basic sciences of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology; the Basic Engineering Courses of Engineering drawing and Workshop practice; and General Studies courses of Use of English and Social Sciences.
  2. The first-year courses are accomplished through the formal University lectures, tutorials, practicals, assignments and examinations.
    • Polymer and Textile Engineering Courses actually start with the second year PTE 202 (Introduction to Polymer and Textile Engineering), in the Rain Semester.
    • The remaining 2nd-year courses are the Common School of Engineering Courses taken through the formal University lectures, tutorials, practicals, assignments and examination, followed by a 3-months industrial attachment period during the long vacation (SIW 200).  Thereafter, an Industrial training (IT) report is submitted and defended by each student and graded.
  3. In the 3rd year, some common School of Engineering courses embracing formal University lectures, tutorials, practicals, assignments and examinations, followed by a 3-months industrial attachment period during the long vacation (SIW 300).  Thereafter an Industrial Training (IT) report is submitted and defended by each student and graded.  The remaining courses are Polymer and Textile Engineering.
  4. In-depth studies in Polymer and Textile Engineering comes as specialization courses, experimental and design projects and laboratory practices are in the fourth and final year.

 

  • In the 4th year, core Polymer and Textile Engineering Courses, including some electives are taken during the 1st semester.  A four months industrial attachment period follows in the second semester (SIW400).  This is also followed by a 2-months industrial attachment during the long vacation period (SIW400/401).  Therefore, a combined Industrial Training report (SIW 400/401) is submitted and defended by each student and graded.  One common engineering course ENG 405 is also taken in the Harmattan semester.
  • In the 5th year, 500 level courses including electives, projects, seminars etc. are taken, and a B.Eng. Project Report is submitted and defended by each student.
  • The following standard terminology shall be used for different categories of courses:
  • Compulsory: Courses specified by the Department which a student must take and pass;
  • Required: Courses specified by the Department which a student must take but not necessarily pass.  Where there is a group of such courses, the department must state the minimum number of units to be passed.
  • Elective: Courses specified by the Department from which a student can take in order to make up the required additional units for the award of the degree;
  • Pre-requisite: A course whose knowledge is essential prior to take other specified courses;
  • Concurrent: specified courses which must be taken within the same semester, usually pre-requisite courses.

 

  1. Appropriate pre-requisites and/or concurrent requirements may be prescribed for courses.  A pre-requisite requirement is fulfilled by completing and passing the pre-requisite, except that a student who fails a course but obtains at least a specified minimum standard on it shall be deemed to possess the course for pre-requisite courses.  Pre-requisite course may also be waived for suitably qualified candidates by the senate on the recommendation of the school Board.  A concurrent requirement shall be satisfied if the student has either taken the course on a previous occasion or registered for the course within the same semester.
  2. To earn a degree all compulsory courses must be taken and passed.
  3. All courses taught during each semester shall be examined at the end of the semester, and candidates will be credited with the number of course units assigned to the course for which they have passed the examinations.
  4. Students shall normally be required to register for a prescribed number of units in each academic year, the number of which shall be approved by Senate on the recommendation of the school Board.  Withdrawal from a course will only be permitted during the change of registration period.  Thereafter a student who withdraws from a course except for reasons acceptable to the Board will be deemed to have failed the course.

Admission Requirements

  1. UTME ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    • SC/GCE Level with credit in five (5) appropriate subjects including Mathematics, English Language, Physics and Chemistry obtained in not more than two sittings of the examination Board (WAEC/NECO). In addition to the above, candidates should have an acceptable pass in UTME of the programme.
  2. DIRECT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    • Holders of OND (ND) certificates with a minimum of Upper Credit pass are eligible for admission in the year 2 course. Holders of HND with a minimum of Upper Credit pass are eligible for admission in year 3 depending on the appropriateness of their requisites academic preparation.
      • In addition to fulfilling the above requirements, a holder of OND (ND) and/or HND must also have five SC/GCE ‘O’ Level Credit passes which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
    • Holders of A level passes in three papers (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Further Mathematics) in not more than two sittings can be admitted into the second year directly but must also meet the ‘O’ level credit requirements.

Duration of Programme

Candidates admitted through UTME will spend a minimum of five academic sessions. Direct entry candidates will, however, spend a minimum of four or three academic sessions depending on their entry certificate.

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