Department of physical sciences

The Department of physical science was established in 2017 as one of the foundation Department to contribute to The Technical University’s mission. It covers:

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Materials Science and Metallurgy
  • Geography
  • Mathematics and Physics

The University’s aim is to contribute to our understanding of the physical world through excellence in theoretical and experimental science and to extend quantitative, qualitative and combined methodologies to address problems in the fields of biology, technology, medicine, social science and the humanities. In pursuit of these goals, the School coordinates objectives in research, teaching, and infrastructure.

Students intending to graduate in Industrial Chemistry must satisfy the general University entrance requirements and should normally pass:

  • Minimum of five Ordinary Level (SSCE or NECO) credit passes in English Language, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and any other subjects subjects from Biology or and Agriculture at NOT more than two (2) sittings.
  • Minimum UTME/Post-UTME score for admission into the Department which shall be determined by the University admission committee.

Direct Entry admission

Candidates for direct entry while fulfilling the conditions in (i) and (ii) above must have in addition passes with a satisfactory grade at “A” level in Chemistry and in either Physics and/or Mathematics, may be considered for 200 level admission.

The mode of study shall be full time. The B.Tech. Degree course will take 4 years of study for UTME entrants comprises a two-year Foundation programme, followed by a two year specialization programme including a minimum of 6 months of SIWES while the duration of study for Direct entry candidates will be three years

An important highlight of the programme is the industrial attachment which will be for a minimum period of six months and it carries 6 units. Students will be attached to various chemical, manufacturing, service and related industriescovering the Rain Semester of 300 level. This will necessitate having a strong liaison service between the Department of Industrial Chemistry, Industries and the SIWES office of the University.

The students shall submit detailed reports of the industrial attachment at the end of the period. The reports shall be graded and a student’s assessment shall be based on his performance in the industry, the quality and oral presentation of his report.

The objectives of the industrial attachments are to:

  • Bring the industries (labour market) and students to close contact
  • Have a preview of job opportunities for prospective graduates
  • Expose students to practical application of knowledge in class.