M.Sc Industrial Chemistry
The Master of Science program in Industrial chemistry is designed to prepare students to be professionals, to develop students’ capacities to understand issues and problems at the frontiers of knowledge and to make significant contributions to knowledge. The program’s overall educational goals are to provide advanced training in Applied Chemistry research, to develop new knowledge in science, and to disseminate the knowledge gained through the appropriate channel. These educational objectives can be itemized as follows:
- Produce researchers with specialized knowledge in Industrial chemistry,
- Train Industrial Chemists who are well versed in the general body of knowledge in the applied chemistry,
- Produce competent researchers in applied chemistry who can communicate new and innovative research findings to scientists and engineers worldwide,
- Increase the number of doctorates in masters needed for nation building.
In order to achieve these aims and objectives, the major areas of focus offered by the department are:
- Food and Drug chemistry
- Natural products exploitation
- Petroleum and gas
- Analytical chemistry
- Applied spectroscopy
- Miscellaneous materials
The Master of Science (M.Sc.) program in Industrial Chemistry is a research oriented degree program. Its purpose is to advance knowledge in the field of Industrial Chemistry and enable students of exceptional ability to undertake advanced study and original research. It prepares students for a research and/or teaching career in industry, research institutions, universities, and the government.
Our comprehensive curriculum provides the students with the ability to identify, formulate, and execute solutions to real-world problems.
Indeed, the extent of advancement in the applied chemistry is one of the major indices of industrial and manufacturing development therefore the M.Sc. program in industrial chemistry has been designed to train skilled graduates who could be job-creators and self-reliant professionals. It seeks to empower graduates to be able to embark on
ventures that can effectively transform the resources within their environment into goods and services. It there aims at producing graduates who can develop innovative scientific ideas, and implement them in the development of technology for the overall benefit of society.
M.Sc. Curriculum Framework
The minimum required coursework for the award of the Master of Science degree is 30 semester credit hours summarized in Table below.
|2||C||CHM 801||Homogeneous and heterogeneous||3|
|3||C||CHM 802||Separation methods of analysis||3|
|4||E||CHM 808||Oil refining||3|
|5||E||CHM 812||Water, food and drug analysis||3|
|1||C||CHM 803||Advanced applied spectroscopy||3|
|2||C||CHM 804||Recent advances in coordination||3|
|3||E||CHM 807||Analysis of miscellaneous materials||3|
|5||E||CHM 810||Advanced natural products||3|
General Studies Courses
|1||C||CHM 811||ICT & Research Methodology||2|
|2||R||CHM 830||Management & Entrepreneurship||2|
|1||C||CHM 811||Research Project||6|
Basic Admission Requirements for M.Sc.
The criteria for admission into the Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programme will be as follows: All candidates must have five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant science subjects at “O” Level.
Academic Master’s Degree Programme
Academic Master’s Programmes qualify candidates for higher degrees while professional programmes are terminal.
- Candidates with Bachelor’s degrees from an approved university must obtain a minimum of second class lower division with a CGPA of 3.0/5.0 for an academic programme.
- Candidates with at least a third class degree or HND and university PGD with CGPA of 3.0/.5.0 may be considered for admission into academic Master’s degree programmes.’
Professional Master’s Degree Programmes
(a) Candidates for professional Master‟s degree programmes must obtain a minimum of second class lower division.
(b) Candidates with university degree in third class or HND plus a university PGD at credit level pass, (i.e., CGPA of 3.0/5.0) or 50% on weighted percentage average may be considered for admission into professional Master‟s degree programmes.
(c) All candidates must demonstrate adequate intellectual capacity, maturity and effective decision making and problem solving potentials