History and philosophy of the programme

The Department of Industrial Chemistry has the historic privilege of being one of the foundation Departments at the inception of Technical University, Ibadan in 2017. The Department was established to produce self-reliant graduates who are very conversant in a broad sense with theories, principles and applications of Chemistry in their later employment in the field of Chemical researches, in Universities, Industry or on their own.The programme is also designed to arouse entrepreneurial spirits needed for self-employment and economic emancipation.

Philosophy and Objectives of the Programme

Industrial Chemistry is the index of industrial development in the whole world. The programme is designed to produce graduates who have sound basic knowledge of chemistry and its applications especially in industries. In particular, the programme will expose the students to the chemical and allied industries in the country with a view to their acquiring adequate knowledge of the chemical raw materials requirements, their local sources, processing and production; quality control, economics and marketing of industrial products. The objectives of the Industrial Chemistry programme are to prepare:

  • Self-reliant graduates for self-employment.
  • Well trained personnel for the growing of chemical industries in the country.
  • Graduates for teaching and research work in industrial/applied chemistry in higher institutions of learning in the country and abroad
  • Graduates to acquire appropriate skills and abilities to manage and administer technological operations within the field of chemistry and allied areas.

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.

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

The letter course code for Industrial Chemistry shall be ICH.