MSc Industrial Chemistry

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The Master of Science program in Industrial chemistry is designed to prepare students to be professionals, to develop students’ capacities to understand issues and problems

Start Date

September or January entry


1.5 years (3 semesters)

Entry requirements

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Fees Per Session

₦ 1,500,000


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The Master of Science program in Industrial chemistry is designed to prepare students to be professionals, to develop students’ capacities to understand issues and problems at the frontiers of knowledge and to make significant contributions to knowledge. The program’s overall educational goals are to provide advanced training in Applied Chemistry research, to develop new knowledge in science, and to disseminate the knowledge gained through the appropriate channel. These educational objectives can be itemized as follows:

  1. To produce high level manpower in the chemical sciences through the acquisition of requisite skills and knowledge, for national development.
  2.  To develop in chemical science graduates a sense of inquiry, capacity for independent research and motivation to extend the frontiers of science and technology.
  3. To produce graduates who will be adequately equipped for relevance in the global knowledge economy.
  4.  To produce graduates who can apply appropriate scientific principles for solving problems for the promotion of human wellbeing.
  5. To produce manpower with optimal competencies and skills to function effectively in the academia and the private sector.



You will study the following modules:

Courses                                                                       Status

1. Heterogeneous and Homogeneous catalysis                C

2. Separation Methods of Analysis                                     C

3. Advanced Applied spectroscopy                                     C

4. Recent Advances in Coordination Chemistry                  C

5. Food and Drug Analysis                                                  E

6. Water Analysis                                                                 E

7. Analysis of Miscellaneous Materials                                E

8. Oil refining                                                                       E

9. Special Topics in Physical Chemistry                              E

10. Advanced Natural Products Chemistry                          E

11. Research Project


Course Description Homogeneous and Heterogeneous catalysis General principles of heterogeneous catalysis, Activity patterns, Efficiency of catalysts, Effects of temperature, Rates and kinetic models of catalytic reactions, Pulse microreactors, catalytic hydrogenation, olefin oxidation, carbonylation, oligomerisation and dimerisation, General methods of catalyst manufacture and quality evaluation, Trends in heterogeneous catalysis in the 21st century and beyond

Oil refining Crude oils, distillation processes, catalytic reforming and isomerisation, hydrocracking and treatment processes, catalytic cracking, desulphurisatioon, Alkylation reactions, Product quality and motor gasoline refinery schemes, kinetics of polymerization systems, polymer processing.

Separation Methods of Analysis: Solvent extraction, Thin Layer chromatography, Ion-exchange chromatography, Molecular exclusion chromatography, Paper chromatography, Gas chromatography.

Food and Drug Analysis: Food composition. Methods of analysis of food for proximate composition, vitamins, mineral additives, Food contaminants. Food quality control. Analysis of major groups of commonly encountered Drugs. Foods and Drugs Regulatory Control.

Water Analysis: Water quality parameters for various (Industrial, Agricultural and Domestic) uses. Methods of analysis of water for various quality parameters. Analysis for trace organics. Water pollution control and treatment.

Analysis of Miscellaneous Materials: Analysis of air, soils, minerals, rocks, and other miscellaneous materials.

Recent Advances in Inorganic/organometallic chemistry Synthetic pathways, Bonding structural stereo-chemical aspects, complex structures and site preference for regular symmetry, Electronic states, spectra, magneto-chemistry, organometallic chemistry

Special topics in Physical chemistry Advanced Natural Product chemistry Selected topics in Natural products biosynthesis. Chemistry of heterocycles, insect chemistry Alkaloids, terpenes, flavonoids, and steroid chemistry. Marine natural products, Glycocides biosynthesis.

Advanced Applied Spectroscopy: Basic instrumentation and techniques, Applications of UV, IR, NMR and MS in chemical analysis and structural elucidation. High resolution NMR and 13C-NMR and other nuclei, shift reagents, All ion structure and fragmentation,

The student will learn and apply knowledge of the chemical structure and reactivity of industrial catalytic compounds, with particular emphasis placed upon combining reaction kinetics, process conceptualisation and heat and mass transfer.

Dr. Abdullahi SB Gimba


Additional Information

Entry Requirements

  1. A candidate who possesses a BSc degree in Chemistry or in a related subject is qualified for admission to the MSc programme in Industrial chemistry. The related subject could be Biochemistry or Chemical Engineering. However, for each case enough courses, which include those considered as pre-requisites, must have been taken at the preceding degree level. Along with these conditions, the candidate must also satisfy the general conditions laid down by the University for Postgraduate Admission.

How will I be taught?

Students will be taught through lectures, seminars and tutorials. They will be required to prepare and make presentations, take-home tests and assignments. There will also be written and oral feedbacks from the Professors.

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