Introduction

Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering applies basic principles in Chemical and Physical Sciences to the development, design, fabrication and construction, operations, control and management of plants for the processing of raw materials from petroleum and organic sources to obtain useful products for human consumption.

Philosophy

The programmes offered in the Dept are therefore designed to impact sound knowledge to students in both practical and theoretical approach to the art of application of the related principles in the sciences in designing equipment and manufacture of products for national economy.The first two years, which are common to all Depts in the Faculty of Engineering, are devoted to the study of the basic elements of Engineering science, in which the students are prepared for studies in any branch of Engineering. In the remaining three years, all the essential elements of Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering Science and practices are considered. Emphases are placed on process design and economics, students’ research and unit processes in the chemical, petroleum, petrochemical and related industries. Furthermore, an equivalent of one year industrial work experience spread over the second and third year long vacation periods and the second semester of the fourth year is provided to develop professionalism and adaptability to industrial life. An in-depth study of some aspects of Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering in the form of a final year experimental and/or theoretical project is included in the programme. The project work is Research oriented and provides fundamental skill framework for students to carry out independent research and development (R&D)

Objectives

On successful completion of the programme, graduates from the Dept of Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering should be able to: 1. Understand the basic principles underlying the operation of Chemical Engineering plants, and processes that occur in the plants. 2. Design, fabricate, model, simulate and optimize chemical technological processes and further prepare and read engineering drawings and technological schemes. 3. Set up and operate small scale units of their own so that they can be self- employed. 4. Operate, maintain and service chemical and petrochemical engineering plants. 5. To understand safety measures, hazard analysis and pollution control in chemical and petrochemical engineering plants as well as the environment of the operating system..

Career Opportunities

Graduates may expect good employment opportunities in the following areas: 1. Petroleum industry 2. Petroleum refineries 3. Petrochemical plants 4. Soap and detergent industries 5. Paint industries 6. Plastic processing plants 7. Pharmaceutical industries 8. Food and agro-allied industries 9. Research organizations 10. Engineering consultancy 11. Metallurgical industries. . 12. Environmental consultancy

Duration of Programme

The duration of the Bachelor of Technology programme in Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering is five years (10 semesters), comprising both classroom lecture periods and industrial work-experience. Nine semesters of course work is spent in the University, which is made up of two semesters in each of years I, II, III and V and the first semester of year IV..

Admission

 

Academic Staffs of Chemical/Petrochemical Dept

Engr Dr A. .A. Ujile

Rank:Head of Dept

Dept: Chemical/Petrochemical

Prof M. F. N. Abowei

Rank:Professor

Dept: Chemical/Petrochemical

Prof E. N. Wami

Rank:Professor

Dept: Chemical/Petrochemical

Engr Dr. F. T. Ademiluyi

Rank: Senior Lecturer

Dept: Chemical/Petrochemical

Dr. Jackson G. Akpa

Rank:Senior Lecturer

Dept: Chemical/Petrochemical

Dr. Kenneth K. Dagde

Rank:Senior Lecturer

Dept: Chemical/Petrochemical

S. P. Oboho (Mrs)

Rank:Lecturer I

Dept: Chemical/Petrochemical

Engr Patience Nne I.

Rank:Lecturer I

Dept: Chemical/Petrochemical

Engr. T. O. Goodhead

Rank:Lecturer I

Dept: Chemical/Petrochemical

Dr. Wordu, A. Animia

Rank:Lecturer I

Dept: Chemical/Petrochemical

Engr. I. Vincent O.

Rank:Assistant Lecturer

Dept: Chemical/Petrochemical

Uku, Misel

Rank:Assistant Lecturer

Dept: Chemical/Petrochemical

Iminabo, John T

Rank:Assistant Lecturer

Dept: Chemical/Petrochemical

 

Laboratory Staffs of Chemical and Petrochemical Dept

Ven. A.O. Chukuigwe

Rank:Chief Technologist

Dept: Chemical/Petrochemical

Mr. E. Okon

Rank:Technologist I

Dept: Chemical/Petrochemical

Mrs. H. A. Onu.

Rank:Technologist I

Dept: Chemical/Petrochemical

Chuku Ebenezer O.

Rank: Technologist II

Dept: Chemical/Petrochemical

Kingdom M. Umah

Rank:Technologist II

Dept: Chemical/Petrochemical

Gospel Dibia

Rank:Lab Assistant

Dept:Chemical/Petrochemical

 

Administrative Staffs of Chemical/Petrochemical Dept

Mrs Letombari Princess

Rank:Snr Secretary

Dept: Chemical/Petrochemical

Joy Nwala (Miss)

Rank:Hd Computer Operator

Dept: Chemical/Petrochemical