Chemical Engineering Programmes

A candidate seeking admission into the Department of Chemical Engineering may be admitted either into the five year programme or into four-year programme.

i. Five-year programme
A candidate seeking admission into the first year programme of the Department must have five credits in Senior School Certificate Examination or equivalent in not more than two sittings. The subjects passed at credit level must include Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. In addition, candidates who satisfy the requirements above may be admitted into the Department after passing University Matriculation Examination (UME) or after passing Pre-Science Examination.

ii. Four-year programme (Direct Entry)
Candidates seeking direct entry admission into first year of the four-year programme must satisfy the condition stated in (i) above and in addition obtain at least two subjects in one sitting in G.C.E A/L. the two subjects must be selected from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Candidates with the Ordinary National Diploma (OND), Higher National Diploma (HND) and the National Certificate for Education, NCE (TECH), and other equivalent qualifications recognized by the University for the purpose of Direct Entry admission may also apply.


The programme philosophy is to ground the student in the specific professional area. It is also designed to allow for flexibility to enable the student adopt his individual programme to his career plans for employment in academia and research.

To this end, the objectives of Chemical Engineering Programme include:
A) Training and development of postgraduates in Chemical Engineering with the necessary and required skilled to meet the demand for trained and highly skilled manpower for the chemical and allied industry as well as the academia and the Nigerian socio-economic sector in general .
B) Production of graduate engineers with basic principles and skills required for planning design operations and management maintenance of the respective industrial plants.
C) Stimulation and motivation of the student for the attainment of excellence through the highest of achievement in the general engineering field through close affiliation with industry as a training ground for exposure to contemporary problems and hands-on methods of solving them.
Production of disciplined and self-reliant engineering graduates who would contribute to the overall development of chemical and allied industry and the Nigerian economy in general.


Outcome of the Program

A proper education aids students in becoming technically or practically versatile. Students also get the ability to work on real-world projects such as a laboratory, a production unit, a discharge/packaging unit, and so on. These skills may be grouped into two: hard skill and soft skill.


Hard Skill

Examples of practical/technical skill include:

  1. Understanding the various chemical processes from the raw materials to the finished products
  2. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of products and samples
  3. Materials synthesis and design
  4. Materials testing procedures
  5. Engineering management skills process safety
  6. Use of engineering tools
  7. Statistical analysis and interpretation of results
  8. Understanding storage methods
  9. Calibration of equipment
  10. Water and waste water treatment methods
  11. Waste management techniques
  12. Technical report writing
  13. Modelling, optimization and simulations
  14. Process instrumentation and control
  15. Process and product analysis


Soft Skill

  1. Communication
  2. Teamwork
  3. Confidence
  4. Problem solving
  5. Leadership and organization
  6. Self-management
  7. Initiative skills
  8. Sociability
  9. Dedication
  10. Emotional intelligence
  11. Adaptability