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Department of Computing and Sciences

Department of Industrial Chemistry Havilla Univeristy

Welcome to the Department of Industrial Chemistry Havilla Univeristy, Nde-Ikom Cross River State Nigeria. The Department of Industrial Chemistry was established in October 2021 as Department of Chemistry in the then Faculty of Science. In 2022, a degree in Industrial Chemistry was introduced. Industrial chemistry is part of applied chemistry that deals with the development, optimization and monitoring of fundamental chemical processes used in industry to produce chemicals and chemical products. The main area of research and teaching are on the catalyst and process development, mechanical and thermal unit of operations and process of chemical reaction engineering  
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Chemistry is the index of industrial development everywhere in the world. The frontiers of chemistry are very large, ranging from one extreme of natural products to those synthesized by man. The giant strides made by man in the understanding and exploitation of nature, synthesis of new materials essential to the enhancement of the quality of life, and the surge in and sustenance of economic and technological progress have benefited immensely from chemistry and chemical technology. For economic sustenance and technological breakthrough, the undergraduate programme is designed to encompass an appreciation of the centrality of chemical sciences in the entire undergraduate curricula. It is also planned to arouse entrepreneurial spirits needed for self-employment and economic emancipation.

Aims and Objectives

The degree programme in Industrial Chemistry has the following objectives:
(a) To stimulate in the students sustained interest and enthusiasm in chemistry and applications.
(b) To provide students with a thorough grounding in principles and sound knowledge of scientific methods of the chemical sciences.
(c) Arouse a sense of curiosity and enquiring mind, in order to encourage and develop creative thinking and research aptitudes.
(d) Provide students with a broad and balanced base of chemical knowledge and practical skills.
(e) Generate in students an awareness of the enormous resources in their immediate environment so as to enhance solution to the challenges of our time in a march towards nation building.
(f) To educate and train chemists, particularly applied chemists, who can think fundamentally about their subject and who can acquire as graduates a meaningful picture of the chemical and allied industries.
(g) Provide students with a solid base of chemical knowledge and skills that are required for postgraduate studies and research.
(h) Inculcate in students appropriate skills and abilities to manage and administer technological operations within the field of chemistry and allied areas. It is intended that graduates of this programme will be able to adapt themselves to jobs which are problem solving or results oriented in the chemical, petrochemical, biochemical and allied technological field viz, food, environmental, textiles, polymer etc.

Admission Requirements

Candidates can be admitted into any of the degree Management and Social Sciences by one of the following ways:
• The Unified Tertiary Matriculation (UTME)
• Direct Entry

UTME Admissions

Candidates seeking admission through UTME are required to obtain credit in Chemistry, English Language, Physics and Mathematics in the Senior Secondary School certificates or its equivalent prior to admission.

Direct Entry Admission

Direct entry Candidates must have passed Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in G.C.E. (Advanced Level) or HSC (Principal Level) or other equivalent examination. examination.