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Pure and Applied Chemistry



DEPARTMENT OF PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY IN BRIEF

The Department of Chemistry was one of the foundation Departments in the Faculty of Science established in 1977. The Department started with B.Sc. Chemistry programme leading to the award of B.Sc. Chemistry after successful completion of a three-year course work and final year project. The programme was then patronised by successful A-Level graduates and an internal remedial programme termed Pre-Degree.

In the 1981/82 Academic Session, B.Sc. Applied Chemistry programme was introduced as the second degree programme in the Department leading to the award of B.Sc. Applied Chemistry after successful completion of a three-year course work, and Industrial Attachment and final year project. The programme then got its students internally from the pure chemistry students based on overall performance at UG 1 and a threshold score in a course titled “Resource Inventory”.

In 1990/91 both programmes metamorphosed into a four year degree programmes in line with the 6-3-3-4 National Policy on Education. This change led to a two-tier admission systems to cater for A-Level (IJMB, NCE, HND) graduates who join at 200 level and the senior secondary school graduates who join at 100 level through UTME. In 1995, the Department was split into Pure Chemistry Unit and Applied Chemistry Unit each headed by a Head of Unit, awarding two different degrees. In addition to these programmes, the Department also services other science-based disciplines such as Agriculture, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, pharmacy, microbiology, Basic Medical Laboratory Sciences, Education, Engineering, Biological Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, Geology and Biochemistry.

In 2003, a Chair in Petroleum Chemistry endowed by the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) was established in the Department with Prof. A.A. Zuru as the Pioneer Chair Occupant and now headed by Prof. U. Z. Faruq. Consequently, the Department embarked on staff development in petroleum studies as a prelude to establishment of Petroleum Chemistry Unit. Now the staff threshold for the take-off of the Unit is achieved and programme is scheduled to commence as soon as approved the Senate.

Our Mission

To train candidates in basic and advanced principles and applications of chemistry for sustainable exploration and exploitation of nature for the betterment of mankind and the environment.

Our Vision

To be a centre of excellence for teaching and research in basic and applied chemical sciences for sustainable human development

List of Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programmes

  • B.Sc Chemistry
  • B.Sc. Applied Chemistry

Postgraduate Programmes

  • M.Sc. Pure Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Applied Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Renewable Energy
  • M.Sc. Petroleum Chemistry
  • M.Phil. Renewable Energy
  • M.Phil. Petroleum Chemistry
  • PhD Pure Chemistry
  • PhD Pure Chemistry
  • PhD Applied Chemistry
  • PhD Petroleum Chemistry
  • PhD Renewable Energy

LIST OF UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

SCHEDULE OF COURSES FOR B.SC. (HONS) PURE CHEMISTRY

100 Level
Course CodeCourse TitleUnitsSemester
CHM 101General Chemistry I41
CHM 102General Chemistry II42
CHM 107General Chemistry Practical I 11
CHM 108General Chemistry Practical II 12
PHY 101General Physics I31
PHY 102General Physics II32
PHY 103General Physics III21
PHY 107Physics Laboratory I11
BIO 101AGeneral Biology I31
BIO 102AGeneral Biology II32
MAT 101Elementary Mathematics I31
MAT 103Elementary Mathematics III32
STA 113Basic Statistical Methods32
GST 101Communication in English21
GST 102Nigerian Peoples and Culture22
GST 103Information & Communcation Technology (ICT)11
GST 104Use of Library and Study Skills12
GST 105 Or GST 106Communication in French   Communication in Arabic  2    2
Total Minimum Units for 100 level44 

200 level

Course CodeCourse TitleUnitsSem
CHM 210Physical Chemistry II21
CHM 211Organic Chemistry II22
CHM 212Inorganic Chemistry II21
CHM 213Analytical Chemistry I21
CHM 214Structure and Bonding22
CHM 201Practical Chemistry I11
CHM 202Practical Chemistry II12
CHM 203Practical Chemistry III11
PHY 201General Physics V (Elementary Modern Physics)31
PHY 202Electronics & Electric Circuits32
STA 202Statistics for physical Sc. And Engr.42
MAT 204Linear Algebra21
GST 211Communication in English II21
GST 212Logic, Philosophy & Human Existence22
GST 213History and Philosophy of Science21
GST 214Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution22
Sub-Total (core)33 
Electives: 5-9 units 
MAT 205Abstract Algebra22 
MAT 207Introduction to Numerical Analysis31 
MAT 201Mathematical Methods I31 
PHY 204General Physics IV31 
PHY 205Thermal Physics32 
PHY 206General Physics VI32 
BIO 201Genetics21 
BIO 202Introductory Ecology21 
BIO 204Biological Technique22 
BIO 203General Physiology21 
BCH 201General Biochemistry I11 
BCH 202General Biochemistry II32 
Total Minimum Units for 200 Level38  

300 level

Course codeCourse TitleUnit(s)Semester
CHM 301Physical Chemistry III21
CHM 302Inorganic Chemistry III41
CHM 303Organic Chemistry III42
CHM 304Atomic & Molecular Structure and Symmetry22
CHM 308Natural Product Chemistry I12
CHM 307Carbohydrate Chemistry12
CHM 309Chemical Physics12
CHM 312Instrumental Methods of Analysis22
CHM 313Applied Surface & Colloid Chemistry21
CHM 316Applied Spectroscopy21
CHM 317Industrial Raw Materials Resource Inventory12
CHM 321Use of Chemical Literature12
CHM 323Practical Chemistry IV12
CHM 324Practical Chemistry V12
GST 311Entrepreneurship and Innovation21
GST 312Venture Creation and Growth22
Sub-Total Core29

Electives: 7-9 units
CHM 305Petrochemistry21
CHM 306Organometallic Chemistry11
CHM 310Polymer Chemistry I22
CHM 311Colour Chemistry & Technology21
CHM 319Environmental Chemistry22
BCH 308Food   Chemistry12
Total Units for 300 level36-38

400 level

Course CodeCourse TitleUnit(s)Semester
CHM 400Seminar11 & 2
CHM 401Research Project61 & 2
CHM 403Quantum Chemistry21
CHM 406Reaction Kinetics21
CHM 407Electrochemistry22
CHM 409Radiochemistry & Nuclear Chemistry22
CHM 410Analytical Chemistry21
CHM 418Photochemistry & Pericyclic Reactions21
CHM 419Organic Synthesis21
CHM 424Coordination Chemistry21
CHM 425Non-Aqueous Solvents11
CHM 426Chemistry of Lanthanides & Actinides12
Sub-Total Core Courses25
  Elective: minimum of Five (5) Units
Course CodeCourse TitleUnit(s)Semester
CHM 402Theory of Molecular Spectroscopy22
CHM 417Industrial Chemical processes II22
CHM 421Heterocyclic Chemistry22
CHM 422Physical Organic Chemistry21
CHM 423Natural Product Chemistry II22
Total Minimum Units for 400 level30

Summary of Units Requirement

LevelCore Course UnitMinimum Electives UnitsMaximum Electives UnitsMinimum Unit requirement for graduation
100440044
200335938-42
300297936-38
4002551030-35
Total   148-159

NB:-The minimum number of units excludes carry over courses and the maximum number of units a student can register in a session is 48

SCHEDULE OF COURSES FOR B.SC. (HONS) APPLIED CHEMISTRY

100 Level
Course CodeCourse TitleUnitsSemester
CHM 101General Chemistry I41
CHM 102General Chemistry II42
CHM 107General Chemistry Practical I 11
CHM 108General Chemistry Practical II 12
PHY 101General Physics I31
PHY 102General Physics II32
PHY 103General Physics III21
PHY 107Physics Laboratory I11
BIO 101General Biology I41
BIO 102General Biology II42
MAT 101Elementary Mathematics I31
MAT 103Elementary Mathematics III32
STA 113Basic Statistical Methods32
GST 101Communication in English21
GST 102Nigerian Peoples and Culture22
GST 103Information & Communcation Technology (ICT)11
GST 104Use of Library and Study Skills12
GST 105 Or GST 106Communication in French   Communication in Arabic  2    2
Total Minimum Units for 100 level44 

200 Level

Course CodeCourse TitleUnitsSem
CHM 210Physical Chemistry II21
CHM 211Organic Chemistry II22
CHM 212Inorganic Chemistry II21
CHM 213Analytical Chemistry I21
CHM 214Structure and Bonding22
CHM 201Practical Chemistry I11
CHM 202Practical Chemistry II12
CHM 203Practical Chemistry III11
PHY 201General Physics V (Elementary Modern Physics)31
PHY 202Electronics & Electric Circuits32
STA 202Statistics for physical Sc. And Engr.42
MAT 204Linear Algebra21
GST 211Communication in English II21
GST 212Logic, Philosophy & Human Existence22
GST 213History and Philosophy of Science21
GST 214Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution22
Sub-Total (core)33 
Electives: 5-9 units 
MAT 205Abstract Algebra22 
MAT 207Introduction to Numerical Analysis31 
MAT 201Mathematical Methods I31 
PHY 204General Physics IV31 
PHY 205Thermal Physics32 
PHY 206General Physics VI32 
BIO 201Genetics21 
BIO 202Introductory Ecology21 
BIO 204Biological Technique22 
BIO 203General Physiology21 
BCH 201General Biochemistry I11 
BCH 202General Biochemistry II32 
Total Minimum Units for 200 Level38  

300 Level

Course CodeCourse Title (Core Courses)UnitsSemester
CHM 301Physical Chemistry III21
CHM 302Inorganic Chemistry III41
CHM 303Organic Chemistry III42
CHM 305Petrochemistry21
CHM 308Natural Product Chemistry I12
CHM 310Polymer Chemistry I22
CHM 311Colour Chemistry & Technology21
CHM 312Instrumental Method of Analysis22
CHM 316Applied Spectroscopy21
CHM 317Industrial Raw Material Resources Inventory12
CHM 318Industrial Chemical Processes I22
CHM 319Environmental Chemistry22
CHM 320Industrial Chemical Technology I21
CHM 321Use of Chemical Literature12
CHM 322Industrial Chemical Lab.11
CHM 323Practical Chemistry IV12
BUS 203Principle of Marketing32
GST 311Entrepreneurship and Innovation21
GST 312Venture Creation and Growth22
Sub-Total Core 38 
Electives: 0-5 units
CHM 306Organometallic Chemistry11
CHM 307Carbohydrate Chemistry12
BCH 308Food   Chemistry12
Total Minimum Units for 300 level38 

400 Level

Course CodeCourse Title (Core Courses)UnitsSemester
CHM 400Seminar11&2
CHM 401Research Project61&2
CHM 410Analytical Chemistry21
CHM 411Polymer Chemistry22
CHM 413Industrial Chemical Technology22
CHM 417Industrial Chemical processes II22
CHM 419    Organic Synthesis21
CHM 423Natural Products Chemistry II22
CHM 425Non-Aqueous Solvents11
CHM 428Quality Control & Industrial Safety21
CHM 429Ceramics22
CHM 431Petroleum Chemistry21
CHM 499Industrial Attachment41
Sub-Total Core Courses30 
Electives: 0-5 Units
CHM 406Chemical Kinetics21
CHM 407Electrochemistry22
CHM 412Colour Chemistry & Technology II21
CHM 415Polymer Technology22
CHM 427Fuel Chemistry22
CHM 430Leather Chemistry21
CHM 432Petrochemicals22
BCH 412Industrial Biochemistry32
Total Minimum Units for 400 Level30 

Summary of Units Requirement

 UMEDE
LevelMin.Max.Min.Max.
1004444
20038423842
30038433843
40030353035
Total150164106120

NB:-The minimum number of units excludes carry over courses and the maximum number of units a student can register in a session is 48

LIST OF POSTGRADUATE COURSES

MSc CHEMISTRY (PURE) COURSE

COURSE CODECOURSE TITLEUNITSsemester
Core Courses   
CHE 800DISSERTATION121&2
Taught courses   
SCI 801Management and Entrepreneurship21
SCI 802ICT and Research Methodology22
CHE 849Chemometrics21
CHE 802Advanced Thermodynamics21
CHE 803Analytical Chemistry21
CHE 805Modern Separation Method21
CHE 807Advanced inorganic Chemistry21
CHE 809Advanced Electrochemistry21
CHE 810Advanced Applied Spectroscopy21
CHE 811Reaction Mechanism in Organic Chemistry21
CHE 812Advanced Laboratory Practice21&2
CHE 826Environmental Chemistry22
Total Taught core  Courses 24 
Elective Courses   
CHE 801Synthetic Methods in Organic Chemistry22
CHE 806Transition Metal Chemistry22
CHE 829Quantum Chemistry22
CHE 808Natural Products22
CHE 821Silicate Chemistry22

Take any SIX (6) units from electives to give total taught course units of 30 units.

MSc APPLIED CHEMISTRY COURSE

CodeCore CourseUNITSSemester
Core Courses   
CHE 800DISSERTATION12 
Taught courses   
SCI 801Management and Entrepreneurship21
SCI 802ICT and Research Methodology22
CHE 849Chemometrics21
CHE 802Advanced Thermodynamics21
CHE 803Analytical Chemistry21
CHE 808Natural Products22
CHE 810Advanced Applied Spectroscopy21
CHE 812Advanced Applied Laboratory Practice21&2
CHE 813Advanced Polymer Chemistry21
CHE 824Petroleum and Petrochemicals21
CHE 826Environmental Chemistry22
CHE 828Textile and leather22
  24 
Elective Courses   
CHE 805Modern Separation Methods21
CHE 821Silicate Chemistry22
CHE 822Ceramics22
CHE 823Organometallics and Heterogeneous Catalysis22
CHE 825Advances in Iron and Steel making22

Take any SIX (6) units from electives to give total taught course units of 30 units.

MSc RENEWABLE ENERGY COURSES

CODECOREUNITSSEMISTER
CHE 800Dissertation121&2
Taught courses   
SCI  801Management and Entrepreneurship21
SCI  802ICT and Research Methodology22
CHE 849Chemometrics21
MRE 801Introduction to Energy Resources, Exploration & Utilisation21
MRE 802Principles and Technology of Solar Thermal System21
MRE 803Principles and Technology of Solar PV Conversions21
MRE 804Principles and Technology of Wind Energy22
MRE 805Principles and Technology of Small Hydropower21
MRE 806Principle and Technologies of Bio-Energy System22
MRE 807Management and Economics of Energy Resource21
MRE 809Science, Technology & Society21
MRE 810Energy and Environment21
MRE 811Direct Energy Conversion21
  26 
Electives   
CHE 810*Advanced Spectroscopy21
MRE 812New (Emerging) Renewable Energy21
MRE 813Nuclear Fuel Technology11
MRE 814Advanced Thermodynamics 2
PHY 808Physics and Technology of Semi-conduct Devices  
PHY 812Thin Film Technology  
MRE 812New (Emerging) Renewable Energy2 

Take any FOUR (4) units from electives to give total taught course units of 30 units. *all candidate who wish to specialized in bio-fuel/biomass ARE ADVISE to registered CHE 810

M.Sc PETROLEUM CHEMISTRY

Core Courseunitssemister
PCH 899Dissertation12 
CHE 899Chemometrics21&2
SCI  801Management and Entrepreneurship22
SCI  802ICT and Research Methodology22
PCH 801Advanced Petroleum Chemistry21
PCH 802Surface Chemistry and Catalysis22
PCH 803International Laws and Economics of Oil21
PCH 804Information and Communication Technologies in Chemical Research.21
PCH 805Fuels22
PCH 806Alternative or Renewable Energy Sources22
PCH 807Basic Industrial Processes and Techniques22
CHE 801Synthetic Methods in Organic Chemistry21
CHE 810Advanced Applied Spectroscopy21
CHE 812Advanced Laboratory Practices21&2
CHE 824Petroleum and Petrochemicals21
  28 
Elective Courses*  
CHE 802Advanced Thermodynamics21
CHE 803Analytical Chemistry21
CHE 805Modern Separation Methods21
CHE 806Transition Metal Chemistry22
CHE 811Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry22
CHE 813Advanced Polymer Chemistry22
CHE 826Environmental Chemistry22

Take any TWO (2) units from electives to give total taught course units of 30 units.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

For entry into 100 level Applied/Pure Chemistry, the requirements shall be five credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This is in addition to obtaining the required points in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

For direct entry into B. Sc. Applied/Pure Chemistry, candidates should have two A level passes in Chemistry and any one of the following subjects: Physics, Mathematics and Biology.

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

MSC Pure and Applied and Petroleum Chemistry

Admission Requirements

  1. Five O/L credit passes including English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology
  2. Bachelor’s degree in Pure Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry or Petroleum Chemistry with at least second class lower division or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  3. Candidates with appropriate postgraduate diploma (PGD) with Upper Credit in addition to HND with Upper Credit or Bachelor’s degree at Third Class from recognized institutions.
  4. In addition to (i) – (iii) above, a candidate must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation.
  5. Candidates who hold qualifications other than the ones listed above, which are acceptable to the Board of Postgraduate School and Senate of the University

MSC Renewable Energy

Candidates for admission into the programme should satisfy any of the followings:

  1. Five O/L credit passes including English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology
  2. Bachelor degree or equivalent in Energy Studies, Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Electronics, Biochemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto or other recognized universities with at least second class honours or its equivalent;
  3. Bachelor degree or equivalent in cognate disciplines, such as, Microbiology, Botany e.t.c., from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto or other recognised universities with at least second class honours or its equivalent. However, such candidates must undertake some undergraduate courses as prescribed by the department depending on the candidate’s academic background
  4. A third class degree or Higher National Diploma (Upper Credit) and Postgraduate diploma with CGPA of at least 3.00 on 5 point scale in Energy Studies, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Electronics, Biochemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent. However, such candidate must undertake some undergraduate courses as prescribed by the department depending on the candidate’s academic background

In addition to (i) to (iv) above, a candidate must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation


Prof. A.B. Muhammad
Head of Department
(Pure and Applied Chemistry)

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