Department of Chemistry

Our Programmes

Academic Programme

Two academic undergraduate programmes are approved by the Senate for the Department of Chemistry.  These are programmes leading to B. Tech. (Honours) in Industrial Chemistry and B. Tech. (Honours) in Pure Chemistry.  A minimum of Ten (10) semesters are required to graduate and a maximum of fourteen (14) semesters are required to graduate in either of the two options.

HIGHER DEGREE PROGRAMMES IN (PGD, M.Sc, Ph.D)

The following higher degrees are approved by the Senate for the Department of Chemistry.The Department of Chemistry offers Postgraduate Programmes leading to the award of Degrees/Certificates in the following categories:

  • Ph.D (Doctor of Philosophy) in:
  1. Analytical Chemistry
  2. Mineral Processing
  3. Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  4. Environmental Chemistry
  5. Physical Chemistry
  6. Organic Chemistry
  7. Inorganic Chemistry

A minimum of Six (6) semesters are required to graduate and a maximum of Ten (10) semesters are required to graduate in Ph.D.

  • M.Sc
  1. Analytical Chemistry
  2. Mineral Processing
  3. Environmental Chemistry
  4. Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  5. Chemical Quality Control and Industrial Safety
  6. Physical Chemistry
  7. Organic Chemistry
  8. Inorganic Chemistry
  • M.Tech

Chemical Quality Control and Industrial Safety

A minimum of Four (4) semesters are required to graduate and a maximum of Six (6) semesters are required to graduate in M.Sc./M.Tech.

  •  PGD Postgraduate Diploma
  1. Quality Control and Industrial Safety for Chemical Industries
  2. Environmental Chemistry

A minimum of Two (2) semesters are required to graduate and a maximum of four (4) semesters are required to graduate in PGD.

UTME ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

SSCE/GCE/NECO/FUTO PRE-DEGREE: O-level with credit passes in at least 5 subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science and English Language at not more than two sittings.

UTME: Subjects approved are English Language, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

 

  • DIRECT ENTRY REQUAIREMENTS

Holders of OND (ND) and JUPEB Certificates with minimum of Upper Credit pass are eligible for admission into Year II provided that their programmes cover certain basic courses offered in the school up to the second year.  Holders of HND with minimum of Upper Credit pass are eligible for admission into year III, depending on the appropriateness of their requisite academic qualification. 

In addition to fulfilling the requirements, a holder of OND (ND) and/or HND must also have five GCE ‘O’ Level credit passes including Mathematics and English language, and any other two relevant science subjects. Holders of NCE certificates, lower credits in OND/HND diploma certificates from other universities, and non-approved mono-technics /polytechnics by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) are not eligible at the moment for admission into Chemistry options.

Admission Requirements for Postgraduate Programme

  • Post Graduate Diploma (PGD)

Candidates seeking admission into PGD courses are required to possess B.Sc (Hons) or B. Tech. (Hons) degree in the Physical, Biological or Agricultural Science of any accredited university. A Pass degree may be considered subject to the recommendations based on the Transcript. HND in LaboratoryTechnology or any Applied Sciences may also be considered.

Candidates admitted into PGD programmes may be required to take some courses at the undergraduate level in order to remedy any deficiency observed in their transcript. Grades scored in such remedial courses shall not form any part of the basis for the evaluation of the postgraduate diploma programmes for such candidates. PGD candidates who scored a required mimimum may be admitted in to the M.Sc programmes on application and due consideration. Students are required to take some basic undergraduate courses in Chemistry as listed below:

Courses in Harmattan Semester:

  1. Heterocyclic Chemistry    CHM 401 (3 units)
  2. Co-ordination Chemistry CHM 403 (2 units)
  3. Molecular Spectroscopy   CHM 407 (2 units)

Rain Semester:

  1. Instrumental method of analysis ICH 508 (3 units)

 

  • M.Tech

Candidates seeking admission into M.Tech programmes must satisfy the following admision requirements: B.Sc (Hons) or B.Tech (Hons) degree in physical, biological or Agricultural sciences and a PGD in chemistry may also apply. Admission shall be subject to recommendations based on the candidate’s transcript.

  • M.Sc

For all programmes leading to the award of M.Sc candidates must have B.Sc (Hons) or B.Tech (Hons) degree in chemistry with a minimum of second class lower division from a recognized university. An official transcript of the candidate’s performance shall be required by the Admission Board. Admission shall be based on the quality of the Transcript.

  • PhD Programme

A candidate must hold a Master’s degree in the cognate area (with at least a CGPA of 4.0 on a scale of 5 or a score average of 60% of the Awarding Institution or other such qualification as senate may from time to time recognize.

A candidate with degree of Professional Masters (M.Tech., M.Eng., M.Agric) may qualify for admission provided they satisfy the conditions above.

  1. Candidates admitted to the PhD shall be required to pass at least nine credit (9) units of courses recommended by the Departmental Postgraduate Committee.
  2. A candidate for PhD is expected to deliver an expository seminar based on possible research topics. Such seminar shall define clearly the objective of the study, record of current activities in the subject area, a well-designed experimental plan designating scope and evaluation procedure,  instrumentation required and possible result expected; Expected contribution to knowledge.

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