Khalifa Isyaku Rabiu University

Department of chemical sciences

B.Sc. Industrial chemistry

INTRODUCTION

Industrial Chemistry is the branch of chemistry which applies physical and chemical processes towards the transformation of raw materials into products that are beneficial to humanity. It falls in the physical sciences’ subject domain. 

The programme is designed to equip students for employment in virtually all types of industries. Consequently, a lot emphasis is placed on practical work and industrial training during the course of the programme which may be run as a 4-year programme or a 5-year programme.

The philosophy is to train graduates who will apply scientific approach through verifiable and reproducible methodologies to solving developmental needs of the society.

Objectives of the Industrial Chemistry programme include:

  • provide students with scientific knowledge and skills from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized and/or multi- disciplinary areas;
  • provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of scientific knowledge and practical skills as may be applicable in their different programmes;
  • develop in students the ability to apply scientific knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems;
  • develop in students, a range of transferable skills that are of value in any employment and society they might find themselves;
  • provide, through training and orientation, an appreciation of the rewards inherent in inter- and multi- disciplinary approach to the solution of complex life problems, and
  • engender in students an appreciation of the fact that no nation can develop without science and its application.

Global Course Structure

100 level

Course Code

Course Title

Unit(s)

Status

LH

PH

GST 111

Communication in English

2

C

15

45

GST 112

Nigerian Peoples and Culture

2

C

30

MTH 101

Elementary Mathematics I

2

C

45

-

MTH 102

Elementary Mathematics II

2

C

45

-

COS 101

Introduction to Computing Sciences

3

C

30

45

CHM 101

General Chemistry I

2

C

45

-

CHM 107

General Practical Chemistry I

1

C

-

45

CHM 108

General Practical Chemistry 11

1

C

 

45

CHM 102

General Chemistry11

2

C

30

 

PHY 101

General Physics I

2

C

30

-

PHY 102

General Physics II

2

C

30

-

PHY 107

General Practical Physics I

1

C

-

45

PHY 108

General Practical Physics II

1

C

-

45

GET 102

Engineering Graphics and Solid Modelling

2

C

30

45

KHAIRUN-BIO101

General Biology I

2

C

30

-

KHAIRUN-BIO102

General Biology II

2

C

30

-

KHAIRUN-BIO107

General Biology Practical I

1

C

-

45

KHAIRUN-BIO108

General Biology Practical II

1

C

-

45

KHAIRUN-STA112

Probability I

3

C

45

-

KHAIRUN-MTH103

Elementary Mathematics III

2

C

30

-

Total

36

 

200 Level

Course Code

Course Title

Unit(s)

Status

LH

PH

GST 212

Philosophy, Logic and Human Existence

2

C

30

 

ENT 211

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

2

C

30

 

CHM 210

Physical Chemistry I

2

C

30

 

CHM 211

Organic Chemistry I

2

C

30

 

CHM 212

Inorganic Chemistry I

2

C

30

 

CHM 207

General Practical Chemistry 1

1

C

45

 

CHM 208

General Practical Chemistry 11

1

C

45

 

ICH 213

Analytical Chemistry I

2

C

30

 

ICH 251

Process Science I

3

C

45

-

ICH 252

Process Science II

3

C

45

-

COS 201

Computer programming 1

2

C

30

45

KHAIRUN-CHM 214

Structure and Bonding

2

C

30

-

KHAIRUN-CHM213

Macromolecular Chemistry I

2

E

30

-

KHAIRUN-PHY205

Thermal Physics

3

E

45

-

KHAIRUN-PHY211

Workshop Practice

2

E

15

45

KHAIRUN-MTH201

Mathematical Methods I

2

E

30

-

KHAIRUN-MTH202

Elementary Differential Equation

2

E

30

-

KHAIRUN-MTH204

Linear Algebra I

2

E

30

-

Total

37

 

300 Level

Course Code

Course Title

Unit(s)

Status

LH

PH

GST 312

Peace and Conflict resolution

2

C

30

 

ENT 312

Venture Creation

2

C

15

45

ICH 314

Entrepreneurial Skills in Industrial Chemistry

3

C

30

45

CHM 301

Physical Chemistry II

2

C

30

 

CHM 302

Inorganic Chemistry II

2

C

30

 

CHM 303

Organic Chemistry II

2

C

30

 

ICH 305

Petroleum Chemistry

2

C

30

-

ICH 306

Polymer Chemistry

2

C

 

30

ICH 317

Industrial Raw Materials Resource Inventory

1

C

15

-

ICH 318

Management and Chemical Industry I

2

C

30

-

ICH 319

Glass blowing Practical

1

C

45

 

*ICH 399

Industrial Attachment (12 Weeks)Industrial Attachment II (12 Weeks)

3

 

 

 

KHAIRUN-ICH 301

Separation Method of Analysis

3

C

30

45

KHAIRUN-CHM 316

Applied Spectroscopy

2

E

30

-

KHAIRUN-CHM 319

Environmental Chemistry

2

E

30

-

KHAIRUN-ICH 302

Introductory Material Science

2

E

30

-

KHAIRUN-ICH 303

Colour and Textile Chemistry

3

E

30

45

Total

36

*CHM 399 is only for students in institutions running a 4-year industrial chemistry programme

 

400 Level

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

ICH 422

Entrepreneurship for Industrial chemistry

2

C

30

 

ICH 400

Seminar in Industrial Chemistry

2

C

 

 

ICH 401

Research Project

6

C

-

270

ICH 453

Chemistry of Industrial Processes

3

C

45

-

ICH 454

Chemical Processes Technology

3

C

45

-

ICH 455

Macromolecular Chemistry II

3

C

45

-

*ICH 499

Industrial Attachment (36 Weeks)

6

C

 

 

KHAIRUN-CHM 406

Reaction Kinetics

2

C

30

-

KHAIRUN-ICH 407

Electrochemistry

2

C

15

45

KHAIRUN-CHM 410

Analytical Chemistry II

2

C

30

-

KHAIRUN-ICH 404

Group Theory and Symmetry

2

E

30

-

KHAIRUN-CHM 424

Coordination Chemistry

2

C

30

-

KHAIRUN-ICH 415

Polymer Technology

2

E

30

-

KHAIRUN-ICH 408

Organic Synthesis

2

E

30

-

KHAIRUN-ICH 409

Food Chemistry

2

E

30

-

KHAIRUN-ICH 411

Agrochemical & Chemotherapeutic Agents

3

E

45

-

Total

44

*ICH 499 is only for students in institutions running Industrial Chemistry as a 5-year programme. In such a case the 4th year will be spent entirely on Industrial Attachment and all the other indicated 400-Level will be taken in the 5th year as 500-Level courses

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