The Faculty of Physical Sciences was an integral part of the former Faculty of Sciences, which was demerged from the Faculty of Sciences n 2014 under the administration of Prof. F. U. Okafor..
100 Level: Candidates must satisfy the general University and Faculty of Physical Sciences requirements of five O’Level credits which must include: English, Mathematics and other relevant science subjects at Senior Secondary School Certificate examination in at most two sittings.
200 Level: Candidates must in addition to (I) above have an Advanced level (A ‘Level) or its equivalence from Geology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Geography.
Duration of the Programme
The duration of B.Sc. programme is four (4) years for candidates admitted into 100 level and three (3) years for those admitted into 200 level. There are two semesters of formal University Studies in each academic session except at 300level where students are required to undergo Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) programme for 6 months. At the end of the programme, each student is required to write, present and defend a report on what he/she learned in the industry. At 400 level, students undertake a one-year project in any field of interest.
The minimum number of credit units required for graduation by candidate entering 100L is 120, while for those entering at 200 levels is 90. The implication of this is that a student who was admitted at 100 levels must aspire to earn not less than 30 credit units per session. Those who fail to achieve this goal usually end up spending extra sessions in order to qualify for graduation. Also for a student to be eligible for graduation he/she must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 1.50 (i.e. CGPA ≥ 1.50).
For a student to be given admission into any of our Postgraduate Diploma programmes, he/she must satisfy the requirement of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, with at least a third class, from a recognized institution in physical sciences and related areas.
The duration of PGD programme is two(2) years which comprises of four(4) semesters.
For a student to be given admission into any of our M.Sc. programmes, he/she must possess a first degree with at least a second class lower or equivalent from any recognized University.
The duration of M.Sc. programmes is two (2) years which comprises of four (4) semesters.
To be eligible for admission into Ph.D., a candidate must have obtained M. Sc. with a research thesis component (not project) or its equivalent from a recognized university.
Duration of the Programme
The duration of Ph.D. programmes is a minimum of three (3) years.