BSc. Industrial Chemistry

INTRODUCTION

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry (BIC) Programme is a new Programme that was born out of the ever-increasing demand for industrial chemists and process engineers in the country. Its predecessor was Bachelor of Science Option Industrial Chemistry with no chemical engineering courses in the first year of this programme. However, given the multiplicity of the industries that have come up as a result of liberalizing the economy attracting investors and privatizing non-performing industries, it became imperative to restructure this Programme to one with chemical engineering courses right from the first year. This was done with the view of:

  1. Providing sufficient trained industrial chemists with skills to meet the challenges of industrial development.
  2. Expanding the curriculum of industry oriented training offered by the University to up- coming scientists.
  3. Imparting industrial design skills.
  4. Providing technical and managerial skills in industrial development and management.

The Programme comprises an unsurpassed range of courses of Chemical Engineering and Pure Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Management, Industrial Management, and Law. It is envisaged that such a breadth of training will give graduates a wide range of skills and career paths to meet the challenges of industrial development. Now in its third year, the Programme has had to be revised to further strengthen the realization of its set goals.

Courses taught in the BSc. Chemistry Major/Minor Programmes and shared by this Programme are letter coded CHM. Chemical Engineering courses forming the backbone of this Programme, are letter coded ICH.

SUMMARY OF COURSES

YEAR I                

Semester I               

Core courses

Course Code     

Course Title

L        

P       

CH     

CU      

ICH 1101

ICH 1102

ICH 1103

ICH 1104

ICH 1105

ICH 1106

CHM 1101

CHM 1102

CHM

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING

INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

MATHEMATICS FOR CHEMICAL ENGINEERS I

INDUSTRIAL STOICHIOMETRY

FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY

BASIC INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

BASIC PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

BASIC PHYSICAL/INORGANIC PRACTICALS

30

30

45

45

30

15

45

30

0

30

30

0

0

0

30

0

0

60

45

45

15

45

30

30

45

30

30

3

3

3

3

2

2

3

2

2

                                                                                                  TOTAL CU

23

SEMESTER II                    

Core courses

Course Code     

Course Title

L        

P       

CH       

CU     

ICH 1206

ICH 1207

ICH 1208

ICH 1209

MTH 1202

CHM 1201

FLUID MECHANICS

HEAT TRANSFER

BASIC INDUSTRIAL DRAWING

BASIC THERMODYNAMICS

ELEMENTS OF STATISTICS & PROBABILITIES

BASIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

45

45

15

45

45

45

0

0

30

0

0

60

45

45

30

45

45

75

 

3

3

2

3

3

5

 

                                                                                                  TOTAL CU

19

Recess Term

Core course

Course Code

Course Title

L       

P       

CH       

CU        

ICH 1311

WORKSHOP PRACTICE

0

150

75