Department of Chemical Engineering

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

PHILOSOPHY OF THE DEPARTMENT

Chemical Engineering is the branch of engineering which deals with changing the composition, energy content, and state of aggregation of materials. The programme encompasses the fundamental properties and nature of matter (chemistry), the forces that act on matter (physics), and the precise expressions of the relationships between them (mathematics). It therefore incorporates computer-based modelling techniques to handle the application of these sciences to engineering problems. The programme includes courses aimed atprocess design of different production systems such as: food processing systems, fertilizers, rubber, fibres, and fuels. There is now a growing field of biomedical engineering involving chemical engineers in the development of specialized polymeric materials for use in artificial arms,legs,and other human organs. Thus, the programme is designed to provide abroad technical basis with an emphasis on material balances, energy balances, separation processes, rate processes, unit operations, and process economics and design. This will serve as input into chemical-based manufacturing - applying chemistry for commercial-quantity production of a wide variety of products, including:

  • Fuels (gasoline, natural gas) • Petro-Chemicals (chemicals obtained from petroleum or natural gas)
  • Agricultural Chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides) • Industrial Chemicals (acids, alkalis, organics, salts)
  • Plastics, Polymers and Fibres
  • Paper and Paper Products
  • Pharmaceuticals and Drugs
  • Consumer Products (paints, soaps, household cleaners, etc.)
  • Food Additives/Products
  • Advanced Materials (ceramics, electronic materials, composites, etc.)

 

The Department of Chemical Engineering is dedicated to find solution to big challenges and preparing students for leadership in a complex world. This is inline with the vision of Edo University, Iyamho is to become a centre of excellence in quality teaching, research, innovations and community development.

OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT

The general goals and objectives of engineering training should be in consonance with the realisation of national needs and aspirations in industrial development and technological emancipation. The graduates must therefore be resourceful, creative, knowledgeable and able to perform the following

The objective of the Department of Chemical Engineering is

  • To develop curriculum that covers broad and dynamic Chemical Engineering principles, working entrepreneurial, marketing and management principles.
  • To produce Chemical Engineering graduates with state of the art problems- solving skills and creativity
  • To enable the students have ability to communicate Chemical Engineering concept and ideas by oral, written and graphical means and to assimilate, interpret and evaluate information from a wide range of sources.
  • To adequately prepare students to pursue advance studies in at post graduate level in Chemical Engineering or other relevant engineering and management disciplines.
  • To adequately train the students in the concept of design, implementation and maintenance of engineering systems.
  • To put in place adequate and appropriate laboratory experiments in order to facilitate acquisition of practical experience.

COMPATIBILITY OF PROGRAMME WITH INSTITUTIONAL MISSION

  1. Compatibility of Programme with Institutional Mission: The programme is compatible with institutional mission at it is also said to increase student knowledge of the main principle of the theory and practice of Chemical Engineering as well preparing them for studies and relevant career; both the local and international environment.
  2. Relevance to national needs: The programme is relevance to National need as graduates are prepared to have the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solve theoretical and practical problems in Engineering in relation to National and social problem
  • Sources and availability of staff for the programmes provide evidence if any

CHE310:  Chemical Engineering Laboratory I     (1 Credit)

Determination of melting point of solids, saponification in a batch reaction, double pipe heat exchangers, mixing , filtration , sedimentation, and distillation.

 

CHE320: Chemical Engineering Laboratory II     (1 Credit)

Laboratory experiments in transport phenomenon, kinetic and separation processes

 

CHE311: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I        (2 Credits)

Cycles, Carnot; thermodynamic Turbines Steam and Gas, Refrigeration; General P-V-T Relations.  The P-V-T behaviour of pure substances; Equation of state for gases; The principle of corresponding state; Compressibility relations; reduced pressure; reduce volume; temperature; pseudo critical constants. P-V-T approximations for gaseous mixture ideal gas mixtures.Dalton’s law of additive pressure; Amagat’s law of additive volumes; Pseudo-critical point method; Kay’s rule, Gililland’s method; Behaviour of liquids.Heat Effects.  Heat capacities as a function of temperature, specific heats of liquids and solids; Heat effects accompanying phase change Clasius-Clapeyron equation, standard heats of reaction formation and combustion effect of temperature on heat reaction.  Heat of mixing and solution, Enthalpy concentration diagrams for H2SO4,H2O, etc., partial enthalpies, single and multiple effect evaporators with regards to heat effects.  Thermodynamics of Flow Processes.  Fundamental equations, continuity equation; equation of motion; energy equation; Bernoulli’s equation; Flow in pipes, laminar and turbulent flows; Reynolds number, friction factor.  Fanning equation; Flow meter, Nozzles; Compressors single stage and multistage, effect of Clearance.

 

CHE312: Separation Processes I                 (3 Credits)

Stage-wise and continuous contact equipment. Isothermal gas absorption.  Binary distillation, Principle of distillation - flash distillation, differential distillation, steam distillation, multistage continuous rectification, Number of ideal stages by McCabe - Thiele method and Ponchan - Savarit method, Total reflux, minimum reflux ratio, optimum reflux ratio. Leaching. Humidification  operations;  Drying, Crystallization,  Hydrodynamics of packed and plate columns.

 

CHE313: Biochemical Engineering             (4 Credits)

Introduction to Microbiology and Biochemistry.Classification and growth characteristics of micro-organisms.Enzymes in Engineering.  Microbial culture processes in manufacturing industries. Theory of Batch, Semi-continuous and cultures.  Mass and energy balances in microbial cultures.  Oxygen transfer in microbial culture.  Design of Fermentors, Mathematical modelling of Batch and Continuous stirred Fermentots. Concepts of Mechanical, Bubble, Column and Air-lift fermentors.Media sterilisation using air-filtration.Instrumentation and control of fermentation systems.Introduction to brewing technology.Antibiotic production, lactic Acid Production, Biological waste treatment.Biomass conversion and utilisation of waste.

 

CHE314: Introduction to Material & Energy Balances   (3 Credits)

Units and Dimensions. The mole unit. Conventions in the method of analysis and Measurement.Temperature. Pressure. Physical and chemical properties and measurement.Techniques of solving problems.  The chemical equation stoichiometry, material balances.  Program of analysis of material balances. Program of analysis of material balances problems with direct solutions.  Material balances using algebraic techniques control surface and stage balances for open and closed system. Problems involving components (elements).Recycle, Bypass, Purge; Effect of recycle and purge on mass and energy balances.Gases, vapours, liquid and solids. Ideal gas law, Real gas relationships. Vapour pressure.  Saturation. Partial saturation and humidity.  Material balanced involving condensation and vaporization phase phenomena.

Concepts and Units. Heat capacity.  Calculation of enthalpy changes without change phase.  Enthalpy for phase transition.  General Energy balance.  Reversible process the mechanical energy balance. Heat of Reaction. Heat of Solution and mixing combine material and energy balances; Application of fundamental concept of Mass and Energy Balances and Mass Transfer to Unit Operations in Distillation.  Simultaneous use of material and energy balances for the steady state.  Enthalpy concentration chart. Humidity chart and their use.Complex problems; Lever rule Geometrical construction for mass.  Energy balances for adiabatic and non-adiabatic process.  Unsteady state material and energy balances.

 

CHE315: Process Instrumentation   (2 Credits)

Measuring instruments for level, pressure, flow, temperature and physical  properties.  Chemical composition analysers.Measurement.Gaschromatograph.MassSpectrometer.Samplingsystems.Elements of Process Instrumentation Diagrams (PID).

Principles of measurements and classification of process instruments, Basic principles, instrumentation and applications of potentiometry, UV – visible spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy and flame photometry, Gas chromatography.

 

CHE316: Polymer Process Engineering     (3 Credits)

Introduction to the manufacture, processing, and applications of organic polymeric materials.The chemistry of polymer manufacture, the molecular structure of polymers, and the structure-property relationships for thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers.

Engineering application in the manufacture of adhesives, rubber, plastics, coatings and fibres.

 

GEE 311:     Engineering Mathematics III             (3 Units)

Numerical methods and digital computer methods applied to various engineering problems including matrix inversion, approximation of functions, integration, differentiation – ordinary and partial, and optimization.  Application in Engineering, fast Fourier analysis, transportation and other optimization problems, dynamic programming, Monte-Carlo simulation, design and simulation of simple engineering components and systems.  Introduction to space formulation, analysis and applications.

 

ENT 311: Entrepreneurial Skills I              (2 Units)

The course focuses the attention of the students to the practical aspects of entrepreneurship by venturing into the following categories: Agriculture/Agro Allied (fish farming, crop production, animal husbandry such as poultry, piggery, goat etc,  groundnut oil making, horticulture (vegetable garden, flower garden), poultry), Services (bakery, radio/TV repairs, barbing/ hair dressing salon, car wash, catering, courier, event planning, fashion design, vehicle maintenance, film production, interior decoration, laundry, music production, phone call centre, rental, restaurant, tailoring/ knitting, viewing centre), Manufacturing (carving, weaving, sanitary wares, furniture making, shoe making, plastic making, table making, bead making, bag making, sachet water production, cosmetics, detergents), Commerce (buying and selling, purchasing and supply, bookkeeping, import and export etc), Information & Communication Technology (ICT) (business centre, computer maintenance, handsets repairs, internet cafe etc), Mining/Extraction (kaolin, coal mining, metal craft such as blacksmith, tinsmith etc, vegetable oil/and salt extractions etc), Environment (fumigation, household cleaning waste disposal etc), Tourism (car hire, craft work, hotel/catering, recreation centre), Power (generator mechanic, refrigeration/air conditioning, electricity wiring etc), Production/Processing (glassware production/ceramic, metal working/fabrication, steel and aluminum door and windows, paper production water treatment/conditioning/packaging, brick laying, bakery, iron welding, building drawing, tailoring, carpentry, leather tanning, printing, food processing/packaging/preservation). Students are to select two of the following areas of interest for practical. Topics should also include Products/Service Exhibition and Quality Control, Business Ownership Structures, Mentorship.

Second Semester Courses

 

CHE321: Transport Phenomena I              (4 Credits)

Compressible flow, normal shock wave, Non-Newtonian Fluids, Introduction and Concepts on the Mechanism of Heat flow.Modes of heat transfer, one dimensional steady state heat conduction equation for flat plate, hollow cylinder, Heat conduction through a series of resistances, Steady state conduction – multiple direction, Concepts of heat transfer by convection, Natural and forced convection, analogies between transfer of momentum and heat, Reynold’s analogy, Prandtl and Coulburn analogy. Radiation, Mechanism of radiative heat transfer, heat exchange between radiating surfaces, unsteady state conduction, free and force convection heat transfer, determination of heat transfer coefficient. Application to design of heat exchanges, diffusion of vapours, diffusions in liquids and solids.

 

CHE322: Chemical Reaction Kinetics                    (3 Credits)

Classification and types of chemical reactions. Measurement and analysis of chemical reactions. Rate expressions.Analysis of experimental kinetics data, integral and differential analysis.Homogeneous reactions. Catalysis. Chain reactions.Kinetics of homogeneous and fluid – solid (heterogeneous) catalytic reactions. Interpretation of batch reaction data. Photochemistry. Absorption of gases on solids. Application to gas chromatography.

 

CHE323: Process Simulation           (2 Credits)

Solutions to chemical engineering problems using computer packages, Introduction to process simulation using the HYSYS software or any other process simulation software such as UNISIM, ChemCAD etc. Introduction to programming in C++ and Artificial Neural Networks (ANN).Introduction to AutoCAD.

 

GEE 321:  Engineering Mathematics IV    (3 Units)

Statics of rigid bodies in three dimensions; Distributed Force-Centroids and Centres of Gravity; Analysis of Structures – Internal Forces, Newton’s Third Law, Trusses, Frames, and Machines; Forces – moment of inertial – areas and masses; Rotation of rigid body about a fixed axis, plan motion of rigid body; Relative motion; Applications. Principles of virtual work, Efficiency of simple machines. Review and engineering applications of Differential Equations; Partial Differential Equations; Laplace Transformation and other transform methods. Series solutions and special functions such as Bessel’s functions, Fourier series.

 

 

 

GEE 322: Engineering Communication     (1 Unit)

Professional use of English Language for letters, specification, description of charts, graphs, tables and writing of proposal and reports. Case studies of major professional presentation of reports and proposal.

GEE 323:  Engineering Economics             (3 Units)

The nature and scope of economics.Basic concepts of engineering economy. Interest formulae, discounted cash flow, present worth, equivalent annual growth and rate of return comparisons. Replacement analysis.Breakdownanalysis.Benefit-cost analysis.Minimum acceptable rate of union.Judging attractiveness of proposed investment.

 

ENT 321: Entrepreneurial Skills II             (2 Units)

The course is a continuation of ENT 311. It focuses the attention of the students on creativity, feasibility study, legal framework, governmental policies, business negotiation, etc.  Students should select two areas of interest for practical and exhibition. At the end of the semester students will undertake excursion and internship and produce report.

 

400 LEVEL COURSES

CHE410: Chemical Engineering Laboratory III               (2 Units)

Laboratory experiments in transport phenomena. Separation processes and thermodynamics.

 

CHE411: Transport Phenomena II             (4 Units)

Boundary layer theory and turbulence.Navier-Stokes equations. Universal velocity profile. Condensation and boiling.  Eddy diffusion.  Theories of mass transfer.Mass transfer with chemical reaction.Fick’s Law. Maxwell’s law of diffusion. Boundary Layer theory and turbulence. Inter- phase mass transfer. 

 

CHE412: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II    (3 Units)

Phase Equilibria; Criteria of equilibrium; Fugacity of pure component; General Fugacity relations for gases; Fugacity of gas mixtures, Effects of temperature and pressure of fugacity, pressure temperature composition relationship; phase behaviour at low and elevated pressure, Raoult’s law Henry’s Law, Equilibrium constant; Activity coefficient, Gibbs-Duhem equation; Margueles and Van Leer equations Chemical Reaction Equilibria; Standard free energy change and equilibrium constant, Evaluation of equilibrium constants.  Effects of temperature and pressure on equilibrium constants; calculation of conversion; Gas phase reactions, Percentage conversion; Liquid phase reaction Heterogeneous reactions.

 

CHE 413: Separation Processes II               (3 Units)

Drying of solids: Equilibrium; classification of dryers; batch drying – Mechanism and time of cross through circulation drying, continuous dryers. Theory of evaporation, single effect and multiple effect evaporation.Crystallisation, Principle of ion exchange techniques and application.  Reverse osmosis, humidification and water cooling.

 

CHE414: Plant Design I                               (4 Units)

General Design Considerations, Presentation and discussion of real process design problems; sources of design data; process and engineering flow diagram; process outline charts incorporating method study and critical examination; mechanical design of process vessels and piping.  Environmental and site considerations; Process services.  Costing and Project evaluation. Formulation of feasibility report evaluation. Economics and safety considerations.

 

CHE415: Chemical Engineering Analysis                   (2 Units)

Applied ordinary and partial differential equations.Formulation of mathematical equations for Chemical Engineering operations  and their numerical solutions.  Introduction to finite difference method. Solution of differential equations using Matlab. Statistics:  types of observation. Analysis of variance. Tests of significance. Regression analysis. Design of experiments.

 

CHE416: Particle Technology         (2 Units)

Properties of particles.  Motion of particles in a fluid, Stoke’sand  Newton’s Laws.  Flow through packed beds.  Fluidization. Sedimentation and flocculation. Filtration. Screening, Classification and grinding.

 

CHE417:  Environmental Engineering                   (3 Units)

Pollution and the environment - definitions and inter-relationship; natural and manmade pollution; the economics of pollution.  Air pollution; Gaseous and particulate pollutions and  their sources; effects on weather vegetation materials and human health.  Legislation relating to air pollution, methods of control of gaseous emission and destruction; cyclones inertia separators electrostatic precipitator bag filters.Wet washers etc.  Dispersal from chimneys and method of calculating chimney height; Flare stacks, water pollution river pollution by industrial effluent, Legislation and standards for effluent discharge; Impurities in natural water and their effects, Brief survey of ecology and the effects of effluent on the ecosystems;  Treatment processes including precipitation flocculation coagulation, sedimentation, clarification and colour removal.  Principles of biological treatment processes; cost of treatment; treatment for water re-use, ion exchange cooling water treatment.  Land pollution; Disposal of solid wastes by incinerator and dumping, possible future trends including conversion of solid wastes into useful material or energy.  Treatment of other types of pollution; noise; Thermal and nuclear pollution.

 

GEE 411: Technical Report Writing and Presentation     (2 Units)

Section A: Technical search in libraries etc; writing of laboratory reports, Data presentation etc. Writing of research proposal, project and thesis report writing, General arrangement; Title, tables, glossary of terms, notations, table of  references, etc. Writing of references and citing of references in test.

Section B; Writing of feasibility report (FR), detailed project report (DPR) and presentation of working drawings (WD). Basic definition of FR, DPR, Project report and WD.For small medium and large scale industries.Writing of technical briefs.Preparation of Bill of quantities, introduction to Risj Analysis. Section C: Oral technical presentation: Viz. giving seminar symposium, conference, and workshop papers. Differences between these forms.Use of overhead projector, slides, black boards, etc. for presentation.Radio, Television presentation.Expert witness i.e. giving expert engineering evidence in courts etc.The role of engineers in national building. Invited lectures from professionals should be encouraged.

 

CHE418  Process Control  I             (2 Units)

Introduction to process plant control. Process dynamics.  Transfer functions.  Frequency response analysis.Discreteevents.The control system, linear, open, and closed-loop systems. Control system design. Cascade control.  Feed forward and feedback control.   Introduction to multi-variable control.The Control Valve.

 

ENT 411: Entrepreneurship Development I            (1 Unit)

This course further exposes the students to the entrepreneurial process of writing feasibility studies and business plans.  The students are required to form cooperative societies in order to collaboratively generate business ideas and funds. Topics should include models of wealth creation, sustainability strategies, financial/ investment intelligence and international business.  Students are to select one area of interest for practical and exhibition. The programme involves Recognition, Reward and Awards (RRAs) and Mentorship.

 

NOTE: Students are expected to take a minimum of ten units electives from their elective courses.

 

 

500 COURSES

 

First Semester

 

CHE511: Process Control II                        (2 Units)

Laplace Transform, Transfer Functions of Various Systems, Frequency Response Analysis and Stability. Descrete Events, Cascade Control, Analysis of Multivariable Control System in State Space, Experimental Case Studies, Control System Design

 

CHE512:   Process Optimisation                  (3 Units)

Maxima of functions through the use of calculus.Unconstrained  peak seeking methods.  Single and multi-variable search techniques.Constrained optimisation techniques.Linearprogramming.Numerical optimisation techniques.Discrete events.

 

CHE513:   Chemical Reaction Engineering (I2 Units)

Classification and types of reactors.Basic design equations for ideal reactors.Reactors in series and in parallel.Methods of operation and design equations for single and multiple reactions.  . Design for multiple reactions: series, parallel and series-parallel.

 

CHE514:  Separation Processes III             (3 Units)

Solvent extraction. Extractive and azeotropic distillation. Multicomponent gas absorption.  Distillation of multi-component  mixtures.  Novel separation process - membrane filtration. Pattern of changes and computational approaches. Energy requirements of separation processes. Solution of separation processes, optimal design and operation of separation process. Leaching: Solid-liquid equilibria, leaching equipment for batch and continuous operations, calculation of number of stages, Leaching by percolation through stationary solid beds, moving bed leaching, counter current multiple contact (shank’s system), equipment for leaching operation, multi stage continuous cross current and counter current leaching, stage calculations, stage efficiency

 

CHE515:  Reservoir Engineering          (3 Units)

Introduction to reservoir engineering. Petroleum geology. Petroleum exploration. Crude oil production. Pollution control. Natural gas production. Technical responsibilities of the Reservoir Engineering. Physical principles of reservoir engineering. The appraisal of oil and gas fields: PVT fluid properties of oil. Calculation of stock Tank Oil. Initially in Place (STOIIP) Feed Utilisation and equity determination of oil Initially in Place (OIIP).Recoverable resources. Moveable oil. Calculation of Gas Initially in place (GIIP). Pressure – depth plotting. Repeat Formation Tester (RFT).Appraisal testers. Material Balance applied to oil field. The use of commercial softwares (Schlumberger Eclipse, Feteke, Petroleum Expert) for the computation of material balance. Enhanced oil recovery by water/gas injection. Oil and gas well testing. Field Development planning and executive.

 

CHE516   Biochemical Engineering II                    (3 Units)

Introductory Biotechnology, Definition and principles of biotechnology, Areas of application in biotechnology.Methods of genetic modification of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms, to optimize biochemical characteristics and to stabilize cellular.Structure transformation transduction; conjugation and protoplasm fusion.  Natural DNA recombination; advantages and method of induced phage virus bacterial plasmid or vector DNA mapping techniques; present and future prospect of utilization of created gene pools is selected topics of application areas e.g. Microbial enzyme technology, bioreactor design; practice of post-harvest technology and agricultural waste recycling. 

GEE 513: Engineering Management, Cost and Evaluation         (3 Units)

  • Engineering Management

Principles of organization; element of organization, management by objectives. Financial management, accounting methods, financial statements, cost planning and control, budget and budgetary control. Depreciation accounting and valuation of assets. Personnel management selection recruitment and training job evaluation and merit rating. Industrial psychology. Resources management contracts interest formulae, rate of return. Methods of economic evaluation. Planning decision making; forecasting, scheduling. Production control, Gantt Chart, CPM and PERT. Optimization, linear programming as an aid to decision making transport and materials handling.Raw materials and equipment.Facility layout and location. Basic principles of work study. Principles of motion economy.Ergonomics in the design of equipment and process.

  • Engineering Costing

Cost and schedule management- an engineering function.Supporting skills and knowledge.Role of cost engineer during evaluation phase.Role of cost engineer during the basic design phase.Role of cost engineer in contractor selection.Role of cost engineer during detailed engineering design phase.Role of cost engineer during construction. Cost engineering function as distinct from design engineering function. Canon of ethics for cost engineers. Basic capital cost estimating. Basic operating cost estimating. Basic project planning and scheduling. Cost engineering terminology, Cost engineering standards.

  • Engineering Evaluation/Appraisal

Objectives of valuation work/ valuer’s primary duty and responsibility.Valuer’s obligation to his or her client, to other valuers, and to the society.Valuation methods and practices.Valuationreports.Expertwitnessing.Ethics in valuation. Valuation/Appraisal standards.Price, cost and value.Depreciation and obsolescence.Valuation terminology. Appraisal reporting and review. Real property valuation.Personal property valuation.Machinery and equipment valuation.Oil and gas valuation. Mines and quarries valuation.

 


 

Second Semester 500L

CHE521 Loss Prevention in Process Industries     (2 Units)

Hazards in chemical process industries.  Safety in chemical process plants. Causes of accidents in process plants.Prevention of accidents.Hazop technique.  Safety and risk assessment, Maintenance of plant to minimize losses.  Waste disposal and efficient treatment.Pollutioncontrol.Legal implications of various losses.IndustrialLaw.Environmental Law.

 

CHE522   Plant Design II                 (4 Credits)

A design problem involving the study of a process.  It should consist of preparation of flow sheet and heat and mass balances of the process and a detailed design of plant or unit operation equipment used in the process.  Due consideration must be given to economics and safety. Each student is expected to submit and orally defend a bound copy of technological/engineering design project.  A design project should consist of introduction, literature review, process design, detailed design of some of the units of the process, calculation of material and energy balances, equipment selection and specification of the equipment required, specification of materials of construction, basic mechanical design and drawings, inclusion of process control, modern drawings of the process equipment including a good flow sheet, economic and environmental consideration. 

 

 

CHE523   Chemical Reaction Engineering     (2 Credits)

Temperature and pressure effects, Temperature stability and optimization of yield. Departures from plug flow, Mixing and residence time distribution. Fixed and fluidized bed reactor design. Catalyst deactivation.Factors affecting choice of reactors characterization of catalysis; Rate controlling regimes in gas solid reactions catalyzed by porous catalysts effectiveness factor scale up procedure catalyst decay and reactivation. Adsorption - Types of adsorption, nature of adsorbents, adsorption equilibria, effect of pressure and temperature on adsorption isotherms, Adsorption mechanisms

GEE 523:  Engineering Law   (2 Units)

Common Law: Its history, definition, nature and division. Legislation codification interpretation. Equity: Definition and its main spheres. Law of contracts for Engineers: offer, acceptance, communication termination. General principles of criminal law. Law of torts: definition, classification and liabilities. Patents: requirements, application and infringement. Registered designs: application, requirements, types and infringement. Company law, labour and industrial law.

 

500L Elective Courses:

 

CHE524  Coal Processing Technology       (3 Units)

Introduction to coal formation.Physical and chemical properties of coal.Carbonisation of coal.Combustion of coal.  Gasification of  coal.  Liquefaction of coal.Environmental aspects of coal utilisation.

 

CHE525  Sugar Technology   (3 Units)

Description of the equipment and considerations of the process and operations involve in the manufacture of refined sugar from cane.  Utilisation of the byproducts of the refining operation.Safety, economic and environmental considerations.Energy recovery.

 

CHE526  Detergent Technology:                 (3 Units)

Historical outline.Types of detergents.Mechanism of detergency.Oil and fats, manufacture of soap base by direct saponification of oils and fats.  Manufacture of fatty acids.  Production of solid soap, liquid soap and soap powders.  Manufacture of non-soap detergents 

 

CHE527 Fermentation Technology:                    (3 Credits)

Introductory microbiology and biochemistry. Enzymes and Substrates. The fermentation process. Batch and continuous fermentation.  Malting and brewing.  Wine making Enzymes in fermentation.

 

CHE528  Pulp and Paper Technology:                 (3 Credits)

Properties of the raw materials. Preparation of pulpwood. Pulping processes. Energy recovery. Bleaching of pulps and stock preparation. Utilisation of by-products.  Economics and ecological aspects of paper manufacture 

 

CHE529 Polymer Science and Technology:           (3 Credits)

Introduction to polymer and their characteristics. Source of monomers.  Structure and physical properties of polymers: rheology, solubility and molecular weights.  Plasticity and elasticity.The William Landel Ferry Equation, Polymerisation reactions and manufacturing methods; Ziegler Natta catalysis.Processing and Technology of Polymers.

 

CHE530 Technology of Fossil Fuel Processing:     (3 Credits)

Source, availability and characterisation of fossil fuel (Petroleum, Natural gas, tar sands, coal). Modern processing technology: Choice of product lines and products: Alternative product lines and products and product specification to be emphasized.

Other Electives should be made up of the Following: Petrochemicals, Dyes and Dyestuff, Fertilizers, Chlor-Alkali Industries, Industrial Gases, Cement and Lime, Adhesives, Activated Carbon and Clay etc.   

 

CHE500 Chemical Engineering Research Project:(6 Credits)

Individual research projects under the supervision of an academic staff.  Projects should focus on national and state industrial problems.

EEE 511: Control Engineering II:              (2 Units)

Frequency analysis, Nyquist plots, criterion, relative stability, M- AND N- circles, inverse Nyquist plots. Bode diagrams, determination of transfer function from asymptotic plot. Nichols chart.Rot locus plots. 3-term (PID) Controllers. Series and parallel compensation design. Design using Bode, Nichols and Root locus methods.

 

ENT 421: Entrepreneurship Development II:       (1 Units)

This course, which is a continuation of ENT 411, further exposes the students to the entrepreneurial process of strategic management.  Topics include business financing, venture capital, managing business growth, negotiation, time and self-management, leadership, ICT and succession plan, defence of feasibility study and business plans.

300 Level

First Semester

 

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Course Credits Units

 

CHE311

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I     

2

1

0

2

 

CHE312

Separation Processes I

3

1

0

3

 

CHE313

Biochemical Engineering       

3

1

0

3

 

CHE314

Introduction to Material & Energy Balances      

3

1

0

3

 

CHE315

Process Instrumentation           

3

1

0

3

 

CHE316

Polymer Process Engineering

3

1

0

3

 

CHE310

Chemical Engineering Laboratory I          

1

0

3

1

 

GEE311

Engineering Mathematics III

3

1

0

3

 

ENT 311

Entrepreneurial Skills I

2

0

0

2

 

 

            Total Units

 

24

 

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Course Credits Units)

 

CHE321

Transport Phenomena I          

3

1

0

4

 

CHE322

Chemical Reaction Kinetics

3

1

0

3

 

CHE323

Process Simulation             

2

1

0

2

 

CHE320

Chemical Engineering Laboratory II

1

0

3

1

 

GEE321

Engineering Mathematics IV

3

0

0

3

 

GEE322

Engineering Communication

1

0

0

1

 

GEE323

Engineering Economics

3

0

0

3

 

ENT 321

Entrepreneurial Skills II

2

0

0

2

 

GEE399

Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) II

0

0

0

2

 

 

            Total Units

 

21

 

Total Units (First & Second Semester)

 

45

 

 

 

400 Level

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

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Course Credits Units)

 

First Semester

 

 

 

 

 

CHE411

Transport Phenomena II            

3

1

0

4

 

CHE412

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II   

3

1

0

3

 

CHE413

Separation Processes II

3

1

0

3

 

CHE414

Plant Design I

3

1

0

4

 

CHE415

Chemical Engineering Analysis

2

1

0

2

 

CHE416

Particle Technology                         

2

1

0

2

 

CHE417

Environmental Engineering          

3

1

0

3

 

CHE410

Chemical Engineering Laboratory III       

3

0

6

2

 

GEE411

Technical Report Writing and presentation

2

0

0

2

 

CHE418

Process Control  I    

2

1

0

2

 

ENT 411

Entrepreneurship Development I

1

0

0

1

 

 

            Total Units

 

 

 

28

 

Second  Semester

 

 

 

 

 

CHE499

Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) III

 

 

 

6

 

Total Units (First & Second Semesters)

 

34

 

 

 

 500 Level

First Semester

 

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Course Credits (Units)

 

CHE511

Process Control  II

1

1

0

2

 

CHE512

Process Optimisation           

2

1

0

3

 

CHE513

Chemical Reaction Engineering I

1

1

0

2

 

CHE514

Separation Processes III        

2

1

0

3

 

CHE515

Reservoir Engineering           

1

1

0

2

 

CHE516

Biochemical Engineering II       

2

1

0

3

 

GEE513

Engineering Management, Cost and Evaluation

3

0

0

3

 

 

            Total Units

 

18

 

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

L

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Course Credits (Units)

 

CHE521

Loss Prevention in Process Industries          

1

1

0

2

 

CHE522

Plant Design II       

3

1

0

4

 

CHE523

Chemical Reaction Engineering     

1

1

0

2

 

CHE500

Chemical Engineering Research Project

0

0

0

 

6

 

GEE523

Engineering Law

2

0

0

2

 

ENT 421

Entrepreneurship Development II

1

0

0

1

 

 

Total Units

Total Credit Unit (1st and 2nd )

 

 

 

17

 

35

 

 

ELECTIVES

 

 

 

 

 

CHE524

Coal Processing Technology

2

1

0

3

 

CHE525

Sugar Technology

2

1

0

3

 

CHE526

Detergent Technology                                

2

1

0

3

 

CHE527

Fermentation Technology                                               

2

1

0

3

 

CHE528

Pulp and Paper Technology  

2

1

0

3

 

CHE529

Polymer Science and Technology                                          

2

1

0

3

 

CHE530

Technology of Fossil Fuel Processing                                             

2

1

0

3

 

EEE511

Control Engineering II

2

1

0

2

 

 

            Total Units

 

23

 

 

Basic Admission Requirements and Expected Duration of The Programmes

The basic admission requirements for the Departments in the Faculty of Engineering shall include:

Admission Requirements for UTME

The minimum admission requirement for Engineering disciplines are passes at credit level in the Senior Secondary School final year examination or GCE ‘O’ Level in five subjects including Mathematics, English Language, Physics and Chemistry.  Candidates are also required to have acceptable pass in the UTME. 

Admission Requirements for Direct Entry

For Direct Entry, candidates must have passes in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at GCE ‘A’ level or equivalent.  Holders of OND and HND at minimum of upper credit level are eligible for consideration for admission into 200 and 300 levels respectively.

Minimum Duration

The minimum duration for any programme in the Faculty of Engineering is five academic sessions for candidates who enter through the UTME.  Candidates who enter through the Direct Entry will spend a minimum of four academic sessions provided that they satisfy all the other University requirements.

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