DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL AND MINERAL RESOURCES ENGINEERING


The Department of Chemical and Mineral Resources Engineering was historically privileged to be one of the foundational Departments at the commencement of academic activities in The First Technical University, Ibadan in 2017. The Department was one of the Departments that were in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. The Department of Chemical and Mineral Resources Engineering offers two programs: B. Sc. Petroleum Engineering and B. Sc. Chemical Engineering. Petroleum Engineering is the existing program since the commencement of academic activities in the University, arrangements are ongoing to commence the other program in the next academic session.

Chemical and Minerals Resource Engineering involves the practical application of the basic science of physics, chemistry, mathematics and all engineering sciences to the development of chemical and mineral resources, providing solution to the same with full consideration to both economic and environmental factors.

All the programs within the Department align with the University’s vision of promoting world-class innovation in a sustainable manner driven by entrepreneurial practices using cutting edge technology. Also, the Department Program is relevant to the Nation’s bid to promote local content and train man-power for technological development in order to reduce over-dependence on foreign expatriates. Our products are expected to be job creators and entrepreneurs who will transform Nigerian State from consumption based economy to production based economy. The dearth of qualified indigenous
professionals calls for urgent need to train engineers, scholars, and researchers
that will manage Nigerian industries and turn Nigeria to an industrialized nation.

The Department of Chemical and Mineral Engineering is designed to combine both theoretical and practical trainings for the full mastery of the concepts involved. Students are exposed to both basic and applied courses as well as laboratory and industrial training to enable them satisfy the manpower needs of the public and industrial sectors of the Nigerian economy. The Department is organized to engage in research activities across all areas of specialization in both Petroleum and Chemical Engineering programs. These areas for Petroleum
Engineering include Reservoir Engineering, Petroleum Production Engineering, Drilling Engineering, Natural Gas Engineering, as well as Economics and Petroleum Property Evaluation. For Chemical Engineering (when fully commenced), the areas of focus are to include Environmental Engineering,
Process Control, Biochemical Engineering and Energy.

 

A coordinator was appointed for the Department in January 2020 in person of Engr. O. S. Teniola.
Engr. Oluwasanmi Samuel TENIOLA is a Metallurgical Engineer who has previously worked with IHS Nigeria before joining the Institution. His research interest is in the areas of minerals processing, hydrometallurgy, fossil fuel, corrosion monitoring & control and foundry technology. He holds Bachelor of Science Degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and a Masters Degree in Materials Engineering, both from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. He is presently a PhD candidate in Materials Engineering (Minerals Processing) at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. He has worked on multistage mineral acid and alkaline leaching of samples of Coal from Chikila in Adamawa State. He successfully upgraded the coal by reducing the sulfur and ash content using mineral acid and alkali to a grade that can be blended with high grade imported coal for Metallurgical coke making. He has equally worked on samples of cassiterite from Balarabe town in Bauchi state. He was able to develop process flow chart for the optimal beneficiation of the ore. He is presently a Lecturer II in the Department of Chemical and Minerals Resources Engineering of The First Technical University, Ibadan. His present research work is on gold ore sourced within the country. His focus is to optimize the adsorption of gold metal from leachate using nanoparticles generated fromagricultural waste. The research work is expected to provide a cheap and ecofriendly adsorbent for gold recovery using agricultural waste. Some of his workshas been published in reputable journals within and outside the country. He is a passionate and result-driven individual who constantly seeks to learn new things.
You are hereby warmly welcome to our Department and we wish you a pleasant visit.

Petroleum Engineering

Overview of the program

This program was one of the foundational programs at the inception of First Technical University in 2017. Petroleum Engineering at First Technical University is designed to produce well-balanced products in Oil and Gas industry. The program exposes students to both basic and applied courses as well as laboratory and industrial training to enable them satisfy the manpower needs of the public and industrial sectors of the Nigerian economy. Our graduates are expected to be able to design and supervise Engineering projects and constructions, develop new products and techniques as well as maintain Engineering Units. This program also offers sufficient depth to enable the promising graduates to undertake postgraduate work in Petroleum Engineering or related disciplines in Science Engineering and also be a successful entrepreneur. Also, the curriculum exposes students to the breadth of petroleum engineering and allows them to pursue electives in several areas including identification, extraction, storage, and transportation of crude oil and natural gas.

Brief Description of the program Petroleum engineering   

The branch of engineering that focuses on processes that allow the development and exploitation of crude oil and natural gas fields as well as the technical analysis, computer modeling, and forecasting of their future production performance. Petroleum engineering evolved from mining engineering and geology, and it remains closely linked to geosciences, which helps engineers understand the geological structures and conditions favorable for petroleum deposits. The petroleum engineer, whose aim is to extract gaseous and liquid hydrocarbon products from the earth, is concerned with drilling, producing, processing, and transporting these products and handling all the related economic and regulatory considerations.

Philosophy and Objectives     

Nigerian oil and gas sector has always depended on foreign expatriates for the exploration and processing of crude oil. However, the need to train indigenous man-power for the growing sector in alignment with the Federal Government policy on local content cannot be overemphasized. The program therefore intends to train very qualified engineers that can operate and manage Oil and Gas industries in Nigeria and fill the international vacuum in the very near future. The program also provides a platform for the development of entrepreneurial skill necessary for the industrialization of the country. Graduates of the program are placed on the leading edge of technology that will enhance their ingenuity as solution providers in industries, research and academics.

The program of The First Technical University Ibadan is designed in such a way as to produce graduates that can be more readily absorbed into the various areas of the rapidly developing field of Petroleum Engineering. Students are exposed to both basic and applied courses as well as laboratory and industrial training to enable them satisfy the manpower needs of the public and industrial sectors of the Nigerian economy. Our graduates are expected to be able to design and supervise Engineering projects and constructions, develop new products and techniques as well as maintain Engineering Units. This program also offers sufficient depth to enable the promising graduates to undertake postgraduate work in Petroleum Engineering or related disciplines in Science Engineering and also be a successful entrepreneur. Also, the curriculum exposes students to the breadth of petroleum engineering and allows them to pursue electives in several areas including identification, extraction, storage, and transportation of crude oil and natural gas. The program is organized such that two years of basic training in Petroleum Engineering Science is followed by more detailed professional training in the field of Petroleum Engineering lasting for three years. In the final year, students are given the options to specialize in any of the following areas:

(i) Reservoir Engineering
(ii) Petroleum Production Engineering
(iii) Drilling Engineering
(iv) Economics and Petroleum Property Evaluation
(v) Natural Gas Engineering

The objectives of the program are to:

(i) put in place a curriculum of Petroleum Engineering program that covers broad and dynamic engineering principles, working knowledge of entrepreneurial, marketing, and management principles;

(ii) make adequate provision for extensive and appropriate laboratory experiments in Petroleum Engineering program in order to facilitate acquisition of practical work experience;

(iii) adequately train the students in design, implementation, and maintenance of Petroleum Engineering systems; and

(iv) adequately prepare them to pursue advanced studies at postgraduate level in Petroleum Engineering or other relevant engineering and management disciplines.

Admission Requirements

The mode of study shall be full time. The program shall be for the continuous duration of five (5) years of study for candidates through UTME, and four (4) years for candidates through Direct Entry. Students shall be exposed to the mandatory Eleven (11) months of Practical Work Experience which shall comprise; two months at the end of year II, three months at the end of year III and six months after the end of First Semester of year IV

a. Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Admissions

Students intending to enroll in Petroleum Engineering must satisfy the generalUniversity entrance requirements below:
(i) minimum of five Ordinary Level (SSCE or NECO) credit passes in English Language, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and any other science subjects at NOT more than two (2) sittings.
(ii) minimum UTME / Post-UTME score for admission into the programme which shall be determined by the University Admission Committee.

b. Direct Entry admission

(i) Candidates for direct entry who fulfill the conditions in (i) above and who also have additional passes of satisfactory grade at ‘A (Advanced)’level in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics or candidates with Ordinary National Diploma (OND) Certificate from approved Universities, Colleges of Technology or Polytechnics with a grade not lower than upper credit may be considered into 200 level.
(ii) Other qualifications as may be approved by the university senate.

 Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for the award of a B. Sc. (Hons.) in Petroleum Engineering, the candidate must satisfy:
a) The approved University requirements of 12 units of special electives, in addition, students are required to learn two trades, French language with immersion and one other Nigerian Language;
b) The approved Faculty of Engineering and Technology requirements with respect to work-load, registration for courses, and program duration;
c) The Departmental requirements, by satisfactorily completing the compulsory courses together with the minimum number of units of the restricted and free elective courses;
Details of the total number of units and requirements for graduation are given in Departmental Handbook.