BEng Chemical Engineering

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In the 21st century, in the face of global challenges of climate change and fossil fuel depletion, the need is for chemical engineers to change the world by changing the ways in which we meet our needs for food, water, energy and materials.

Start Date

September entry


5 years

Entry requirements

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Chemical engineering can be viewed as the most applied of the applied sciences, and with opportunities to make a difference in the world.

Chemical engineers transform the visions of chemists and biochemists into industrial-scale reality, to make the benefits of new products and processes available to the world.

Our course is strong on chemistry in the context of chemical engineering, on systems thinking and on practical skills, as well as an emphasis on nurturing transferable and employability skills.


You will study the following modules:

Year 1 Units

First Semester

  • General Chemistry I
  • Practical Chemistry I
  • Introduction to Engineering I
  • Use of English I
  • IT and Library Skills
  • General Mathematics I
  • General Physics for Engineers I
  • Practical Physics

Second Semester

  • General Chemistry 2
  • Practical Chemistry 2
  • Basic Engineering drawing
  • Use of English II
  • General Mathematics II
  • Introduction to Chemical Engineering
  • General Physics for Engineers II

Year 2 Units

First Semester

  • Applied Electricity I
  • Computer Programming I
  • Engineering Mathematics I
  • Fundamental of thermodynamics
  • Engineering Drawing I
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers I
  • General Engineering Laboratory I

Second Semester

  • Applied Electricity II
  • Engineering Mathematics II
  • Engineering drawing II
  • Strength of Materials
  • Entrepreneurship in Engineering II
  • Engineering Materials
  • Fundamental of fluid mechanics
  • General Engineering laboratory II
  • Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES)

Year 3 Units

First Semester

  • Engineering Mathematics III
  • Biochemical engineering
  • Polymer Process Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I
  • Chemical Engineering Laboratory I
  • Chemical Reaction Kinetics
  • Separation process
  • Transport Phenomena I

Second Semester

  • Engineering Mathematics IV
  • Technical Communication
  • Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES)
  • Transport Phenomena II
  • Separation process II
  • Biochemical Engineering II
  • Chemical Engineering Laboratory II
  • Computer application in Chemical Engineering
  • Process Instrumentation

Year 4 Units

First Semester

  • Probability and Statistics for Engineers
  • Chemical Engineering process analysis
  • Transport Phenomena III
  • Principles of plant design
  • Separation process III
  • Chemical Engineering Laboratory III
  • Economics for Engineers
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II

Second Semester

  • Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES)

Year 5 Units

First Semester

  • Engineering Management
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering I
  • Process Control I
  • Chemical Engineering design project I
  • Polymer Science and technology
  • Loss prevention in process industries
  • Research project I
  • Technical Electives

Second Semester

  • Engineering Law
  • Process Control II
  • Chemical Engineering design project II
  • Chemical reaction Engineering II
  • Research Project II
  • Process Optimisation
  • Technical Electives II


  • Particle Technology
  • Coal processing technology
  • Technology for fossil fuel processing
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Sugar Technology
  • Detergent technology
  • Fermentation technology
  • Pulp and Paper technology

Science can amuse and fascinate us all, but it is engineering that changes the world!” 

Isaac Asimov (c. January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University).


Additional Information

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

* Must have at least 5 O’level credits, including English, in no more than 2 sittings.

** For complete requirements, please check the 2019/2020 Jamb Brochure.

  • Direct Entry: Available
  • UTME Subjects: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
  • O’Level Subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other Science subject

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 feedback from the Professors.

Career support

As a graduate of this course, you may consider a career in a wide range of areas, including chemical manufacturing, environmental consultancy, nuclear engineering, scale-up and plant design, process plant trouble shooting, oil and gas, water, energy, food, research and development, patent law and teaching.

Further Study

  • MEng Civil Engineering

  • MEng Petroleum & Gas Engineering

Fees and Finance

In 2019/20 the full-time tuition fee undergraduate students on this course will be N2,400,000 (this is the total fee for the programme).  

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance please see link Fees and Finance 

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