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Bachelor of Philosophy in Technology (Analytical Chemistry)

The Bachelor of Philosophy in Technology - Analytical Chemistry is aimed at producing an analytical chemistry technologist skilled in the application of analytical, mathematical and scientific technologies in the work place.

The programme has 31 units covered in 1,488 hours. Considering that a nominal hour for practical semester is counted as half a contact hour, the total contact hours on the programme comes to 1,262. Thus in the programme, 60% of the contact time shall be allocated to lectures while 40% shall be taken up by practicals and tutorial work. The programme does not include practical semesters because the students who are admitted into the programme are Higher Diploma holders who are already working either in industries or teaching in technical training institutions and are therefore well equipped with practical skills by virtue of training and work experience.

Objectives of the Curriculum
The Bachelor of Philosophy in Technology – Analytical Chemistry degree course aims are:

  • To equip the applicants with knowledge and skills to carry out tasks in analytical chemistry.
  • To produce applicants who meet industrial needs with the ability to carry out analytical chemistry oriented projects
  • To produce applicants who can provide quick solutions at their places of work.
  • To equip applicants with the knowledge in the areas of chemical instrumentation, fundamental chemistry; mathematics and statistics; policies and practices in areas of quality control, instrumental methods of analysis, water analysis and industrial metrology
  • To equip applicants with the knowledge requisite in the operation of modern chemical industries

Learning outcomes

  • Competent graduates who meet the needs of the industry in carrying out excellent analytical chemistry oriented projects.
  • Graduates who are competitive and provide quick solution to analytical quality control, industry and societal problems.
  • Knowledgeable applicants in various areas of analytical chemistry and as well as social science.
  • Skilled graduates in areas of laboratory instrumentation who will add value to the quality of products in industry and application of laboratory instrumentation in research centres.
  • Graduates with the knowledge and skill necessary for upward mobility in the areas of analytical chemistry academically or in industry.

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates shall be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Philosophy in Technology - Analytical Chemistry degree in the School of pure and applied science in the following categories:

Higher Diploma (HDip) or Equivalent

  • Candidates eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Philosophy in Technology – Analytical Chemistry must have a Higher Diploma in Applied Chemistry Analytical chemistry option or Equivalent qualification.

Credit Transfer and Exemptions

  • Where a candidate wishes to be exempted from any course or courses of study, such candidate shall make a written formal application to the Registrar (Academic) justifying the request and attaching evidence of the credentials which support such request. Such a candidate may be required to sit and pass an exemption examination set and administered by the School and approved under the authority of the Senate on the recommendation of the College Academic Board.
  • Based on the assessment of the exemption examination, the Academic Board of the School of pure and applied Science shall make its recommendation to the College Academic Board. On approval of such recommendation by the College Academic Board, the Board shall forward its recommendation to Senate for further consideration.

Course Structure and Duration

  • The curriculum for the degree programme shall extend over a period of not less than two years of study made up of four (4) semesters.
  • A candidate enrolled for the degree shall satisfactorily complete such curriculum in a period of not more than twice the minimum period specified for the degree programme.
  • The curriculum shall consist of an approved scheme of study.
  • The programme shall be divided into four semesters of fifteen (15) weeks each. The fifteen weeks shall be divided into twelve (12) weeks of teaching and learning and three (3) weeks of examination.
  • A candidate for the degree shall satisfactorily complete such coursework, continuous assessment tests, and practical assignments as may be prescribed in the scheme of study. Satisfactory completion of such requirements shall be a condition for admission to the examinations at the end of the respective semester of study.
  • A candidate for the degree shall be required to attend not less than 75% of the total contact hours of each of the prescribed courses and the fulfilment of the requirement shall be a condition for admission to the examinations for the course at the end of the respective semester of study.
  • The choice of any optional courses and electives within the approved scheme of study shall, in all cases, be subject to the approval of the Department.
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