The Chemical Engineering Programme is designed to reflect a FUNCTIONAL philosophy of education. While seeking to achieve academic excellence and promote the furtherance of knowledge, the Chemical Engineering Programme also seeks to aid “…. the acquisition of appropriate skills, abilities and competence, both mental and physical as equipment for the individual to live in and contribute to the development of his/her society…”.
The Programme is therefore committed to the production of technicians who should be capable of carrying out and supervising Chemical Processes in Chemical Engineering based industries.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
Diplomates of this programme should be able to:
- Assist in carrying out chemical analysis in industrial laboratories.
- Assist in production processes in chemical-based industries.
- Market industrial chemicals.
- Establish and manage cottage process industry.
- Carry out routine inspection, maintenance and repairs of chemical process equipment.
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Candidates for admission into the programme should have:
I. A minimum of four credit level passes in at most two sittings in Senior Secondary School Certificate ( NECO or WAEC) or General Certificate of Education (GCE) ordinary level or NTC which must include; Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics and any of the following:-
- Agricultural Science
- Technical Drawing
- Further Mathematics
Polytechnics that offer ND/HND Chemical Engineering are:
- Auchi polytechnic
- Federal Polytechnic Bida
- Federal Polytechnic Ekowe
- Federal Polytechnic Mubi
- Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa
- Federal Polytechnic Nekede
- IMO state polytechnic
- IMT Enugu
- Kaduna Polytechnic
- Ogwashi Uku Polytechnic
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR HND
The general entry requirements for the HND programme include:-
a. All the entry requirements for admission into the ND programme in Chemical Engineering.
b. A minimum of lower credit pass (CGPA of 2.50) and above in the ND examinations in Chemical EngineeringTechnology; and
c. A minimum of one year cognate work experience. In exceptional cases, the ND diplomates with a pass grade (CGPA of 2.0-2.49) in the ND examinations that had two or more years of cognate work experience may be considered for admission into the HND programme. However, such candidates should not be more than 10% of the total student intake in each class.