A number of our students are yearly winning awards and scholarships in both national and international competition to be ranked the Best University of Technology in the country consistently for more than ten years. Our courses specialize in Environmental Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Spectroscopic analysis, Colour Chemistry, Industrial Quality Control and lots more. These also include a six month internship in the leading industries in the country. The final year involves a supervised research carried out by the student as a completion of the undergraduate study programme.
At the end of the course, the graduates would have understood the fundamental principles of the subject, acquired a broad based knowledge of the practical and applied chemistry, to be able to
(a)organize and supervise the production and quality control units in chemical and allied industries;
(b) collect and carry out chemical analysis of samples and make recommendations from the data.
(c) handle some aspects of design and maintenance of equipment as well as the construction of simple laboratory apparatus;
(d) undertake general supervisory / managerial function in chemical and allied industries; and
(e) establish a basis for the development of research on specialized area of applied chemistry.
Candidates seeking admission into this programme must have credits in five subjects at GCE ‘O’ level or WASSCE or NECO or equivalent at not more than two sittings. The five subjects should include English language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology / Agricultural science.
UME subjects: English Language Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
Direct entry candidates must fulfill the conditions in (a) above and have a minimum of upper credit at the ND or equivalent in Science Laboratory Technology, Food Science Technology or Textile Technology to qualify for admission into 200 Level of the programme. Also, candidates with GCE ‘A’ Level passes in at least two subjects which must include Chemistry and any one of Physics, Mathematics and Biology are eligible for admission.
The duration of the programme is five academic sessions for UME, but for the direct entry students it is four. If a student fails to graduate within the stipulated academic sessions, he or she will not be allowed to exceed a total of seven and half academic sessions in the case of UME students and six and half in the case of direct entry.
To be eligible for the award of B.Tech. in Industrial Chemistry, a student must have:
(a)passed all the core courses, university / school required courses and electives;
(b) accumulated a minimum of 183 course units for students admitted through UME and 142 for students admitted through Direct Entry; and attained a minimum C.G.P.A of 1.0.
(c) However, the Direct Entry students are expected to audit some 100 – levels courses of the university such as MEE 101, MEE 102, GNS 101, GNS 102 and GNS 103.
These courses must however be passed at first sitting.
Programmes offered: Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Chemistry, Master of Technology (M.Tech.), Master of philosophy (M.Phil) and Doctor of Philosophy.
Available options: Master in
(i) Industrial Chemistry
(iii) Environmental Biogeochemistry
The department also offers Master (M. Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy in any field of Chemistry
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
The need to provide the much – needed technology manpower for the socio-economic development of the country has been instrumental to the Federal Government establishing specialized universities to accomplish this desired objective. The Federal University of Technology, Akure is one of the five established nationwide to facilitate the research, training and development of manpower and infrastructures. Towards this end, Chemistry Department, being one of the pioneering outfits of the university, has been equipped to attain this laudable objective.
This is a bridging course designed to train graduates of polytechnic and uplift the university graduates with pass and third class degree. The programme is opened to candidates with either upper or lower credits in higher national diploma or equivalent from other technological institute both nationally and internationally. In addition, university graduates with a pass or third class Honours degrees in Chemistry or Biochemistry are eligible for this course. The university also requires that a student seeking admission for this programme must have at least credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Agric. Science.
Master of Technology (Analytical, Industrial Chemistry or Environmental Biogeochemistry)
This course is designed to train chemistry or Biochemistry graduates with good grades in theory and practice of Analytical and Industrial Chemistry. The course is eligible to graduates with first or second class honours degree. In addition, graduates of Postgraduate Diploma Programme must have a C.G.P.A of at least 3.50 to qualify for master’s programme. However, the department considers Lower Credit at the PGD level for graduates of Bachelor of Education that failed to make Upper Credit for admission to M.Tech in Analytical Chemistry only. The university requires that student must have credit passes in English Language, Physics, chemistry, and Biology/Agric Science in WASSCE/SSSCE/NECO.
Master of Philosophy Programme
This is designed to train manpower desirous of Ph. D for tertiary institution; particularly for students that fell short of the minimum requirement of 60% or CGPA of 3.50 at the M.Tech. or M.Sc. level. The candidate must have about 55.0% to 59.99% or CGPA of at least 3.30 to be qualified. This is addition to the University’s requirement of credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Agricultural Science at WASSCE, SSCE and NECO.
Doctor of Philosophy Programme
This is designed to train manpower for tertiary institutions. This programme is by research for a period not less than 48 months. Eligibility includes Master of Science or M.Tech. in any field of chemistry with C.G.P. of at least 3.50. The University requires that student must have credit passes in English Language, Phhysics, Chemistry, and biology /Agric Science.
DURATION OF PROGRAMME
Postgraduate Diploma Programme: This normally runs for three (3) semesters comprising of two (2) semesters of lectures and one for Research Project.
Master of Technology: At least 18 months comprising of 12 months of lectures and six months of Research.
Master of Philosophy: At least two semester of research in the proposed field prior to the commencement of PhD. The programme is exclusively by research.
Doctor of philosophy: At least 3 years on full-time basis and five years on part-time. It is by research only.
REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION
Postgraduate Diploma Programme
The students must pass all the courses designed for this programme. In addition, they are to carry out a research project and present a worthy dissertation to be examined by an external examiner. Graduates of this course with a GPA of 3.50 and above may be admitted for M.Tech degree in either industrial or analytical chemistry.
Master of Technology Programme
The candidates must pass all the courses prescribed for either Industrial or Analytical chemistry. They must also undertake a research project and write a good thesis to be examined by a university appointed External Examiner. Candidates for M.Phil. programme must write an examinable thesis that may be examined externally at the end of the course.
Candidates for M.Phil. must score at least 60% CGPA of 3.50 before being allowed to proceed on PhD. Candidates with C.G.P.A of about 3.50 and above or 60% may be admitted for Doctor of Philosophy in any chosen field of chemistry. The result is subject to ratification by school of postgraduate school of studies and senate.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programme
The candidate may be expected to pass some prescribed audited course. At the end of the programme, the candidate must write a well-documented report. This is what will be examined orally by a university appointed External Examiner. The candidate shall be deemed fit to qualify for a degree of Doctor of philosophy of FUTA following successful examination and ratification of the result by the school of postgraduate studies and the senate of the university
Applications for postgraduate programme details are available at the School of Postgraduate Studies link at the university home page.