Philosophy, Aims and Objectives

The programme has been designed to provide a sound understanding of the concepts and methodologies of modern molecular biotechnology in key areas that meet the needs of society. The main objectives of the programme are to educate students for positions in the modern biotechnology industry and to prepare them for graduate and professional studies in the life sciences at the molecular level.

Admission and Graduation Requirements

The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Biology to form the core subjects with credit in two other relevant science subjects; Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural Science and Geography at the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent. In addition, an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is required for admission into 100 level. Candidates with two A-level passes at the GCE/IJMB/JUPEB in relevant subjects (Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics and Physics) may be admitted into 200 level.

 

To be eligible for graduation the candidate must have satisfied:

  1. The approved University requirement of 10 units from general studies courses.

  2. The approved Faculty of Computing and Applied Sciences requirement with respect to work-load, registration for courses and Program duration

The Departmental requirements, by satisfactorily completing the compulsorily courses together with the minimum unit of the elective courses.

Course Structure

100 Level: Biotechnology

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
BIO 101 General Biology I 3 C 45
BIO 107 General Biology Practical I 1 C 45
CHM 101 General Chemistry I 3 R 45
CHM 107 General Chemistry Practical I 1 R 45
CSC 101 Introduction to Computer Science 3 R 30 45
GST 101 Communication in English I 2 C 30
GST123 Logic, Philosophy and human Existence 2 E 30
MTH 101 General Mathematics I 3 R 45
PHY 101 General Physics I 3 R 45
PHY 107 General Physics Practical I 1 R 45
CRM 105 Introduction to Sociology 0 R 30
                                  Sub Total 22      
 
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
BIO 102 General Biology II 3 C 45
BIO 108 General Biology Practical II 1 C 45
CHM 102 General Chemistry II 3 R 45
CHM 108 General Chemistry Practical II 1 R 45
GST 102 Communication in English II 2 C 30
GST 104 Nigerian People and Culture 2 C 30
GST 122 Use of Library, Study Skills and ICT 2 C 30
MTH102 General Mathematics II 3 R 45
PHY 102 General Physics II 3 R 45
PHY 108 General Physics Practical II 1 R 45
                                       Sub Total 21      
                                  GRAND TOTAL 43      

 

 200 Level: Biotechnology

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
BCH 201 General Biochemistry I 3 R 45
BIO   201 Genetics  I 2 C 30
BTG 203 Principles of Plant Biotechnology 3 R 30 45
CHM 211 Organic Chemistry I 3 R 30 45
CHM 213 Analytical Chemistry I 3 R 30 45
GST  223 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2 R 30
MCB 221 General Microbiology 3 R 30 45
           
                                                                    Sub Total 19      
 
SECOND  SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
BCH 202 General Biochemistry II 3 R 45
BIO   204 Biological Techniques 2 C 15 45
BTG 202 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 C 45
BTG 290* Industrial Attachment I (12 weeks) 3 C
GST  126 Contemporary Health Issues 2 R 30
GST  212 Environment         and         Sustainable Development

Development

2 R 30
GST 224 Leadership Skills 2 R 30
MTH 104 Elementary Mathematics  III 3 R 45
STA 202

 

 

Statistics for Agriculture & Biological

Sciences

 

 

3 R 45

 

 

                                                             Sub Total 23      
                                             GRAND TOTAL 42      

*Course(s) to be held during long vacation.

300 Level: Biotechnology

FIRST SEMESTER  
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH  
BCH 301 Enzymology 3 R 45  
BCH 311 General Biochemistry Practical 2 R 90  
BTG 301 Molecular Genetics 3 C 45  
BTG 305 Microbial Technology 3 R 45  
BTG 307 General Nutrition 2 R 30  
GST 311 Entrepreneurship 2 R 30  
Sub Total 15        
        30 45
SECOND SEMESTER  
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH  
BCH 306 Analytical Methods in Biochemistry 3 E 30 45  
BCH 308 Food and Nutrition in Biochemistry 2 E 30  
BTG 302 Molecular Genetics Laboratory 2 C 90  
BTG 304 Molecular Cell Biology 3 C 45  
BTG 306 Applied Microbiology 3 R 45  
BTG 308 Animal    Microtechniques    &    Tissue

Culture

3 R 30 45  
BTG 390* Industrial Attachment II (12 Weeks) 3 C  
GST 222 Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 2 R 30  
                                                         Sub Total 21        
  Total 36        

     *Course(s) to be held during long vacation.

 

400 Level: Biotechnology (All Options)

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
A.    General Courses
BTG 401 Biotechnology Seminar 1 C    
BTG 403 Methods in recombinant DNA Technology 4 C 45 45
BTG 405 Nucleotide sequence analysis 3 C 45
BTG 491 Research Project in Biotechnology I 3 C 135
B.     General Biotechnology Option
BTG 411 Process Biotechnology 3 R 45
BTG 415 Analytical Methods in Microbiology 3 R 15 90
BTG 423 Plant Gene Transfer 3 R 30 45
MCB 307 Immunology 3 R 30 45
C.      Animal Biotechnology Option
BTG 411 Process Biotechnology 3 E 45
BTG 415 Analytical Methods in Microbiology 3 R 15 90
MCB 307 Immunology 3 R 30 45
D.      Microbial Biotechnology Option
BTG 411 Process Biotechnology 3 E 45
BTG 415 Analytical Methods in Microbiology 3 R 15 90
BTG 419 Marine Biotechnology 3 E 30 45
BTG 423 Plant Gene Transfer 3 E 30 45
MCB 231 Basic Techniques in Microbiology 2 R 90
MCB 307 Immunology 3 E 30 45
MCB 407 Pathogenic Microbiology 3 E 30 45
SECOND SEMESTER
A.    General Courses
BTG 404 Industrial Biotechnology 3 C 45
BTG 406 Metabolic Engineering 3 C 45
BTG 416 Bioresources Management 3 R 45
BTG 418 Biosafety issues 1 R 15
BTG 420 Intellectual Property Rights & Bioethics 1 R 15
BTG 492 Research Project in Biotechnology II 3 C 135
B.     General Biotechnology Option
BTG 412 Biotechnology Robotics 3 R 30 45
C.      Animal Biotechnology Option
BTG 408 Biotechnology of Animal Reproduction 3 E 45
BTG 410 Comparative Virology 3 E 45
BTG 412 Biotechnology Robotics 3 E 30 45
BTG 422 Biology of Cancer 3 E 45
D. Microbial Biotechnology Option
BTG 410 Comparative Virology 3 E 45
BTG 412 Biotechnology Robotics 3 E 30 45
MCB 324 Microbial Ecology 3 E 30 45
MCB 424 Bacterial Physiology and Metabolism 3 E 30 45
  Total 40      

NOTE: Students are expected to register for all the course in section A for each semester and then choose any of the options B, C or D.  All the required courses in any of the option must be registered and then electives can be chosen to make up a grand total of 40 units

REQUIREMENTS

Admission and Graduation Requirements

The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Biology to form the core subjects with credit in two other relevant science subjects; Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural Science and Geography at the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent. In addition, an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is required for admission into 100 level. Candidates with two A-level passes at the GCE/IJMB/JUPEB in relevant subjects (Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics and Physics) may be admitted into 200 level.

 

To be eligible for graduation the candidate must have satisfied:

  1. The approved University requirement of 10 units from general studies courses.

  2. The approved Faculty of Computing and Applied Sciences requirement with respect to work-load, registration for courses and Program duration

The Departmental requirements, by satisfactorily completing the compulsorily courses together with the minimum unit of the elective courses.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Course Structure

100 Level: Biotechnology

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
BIO 101 General Biology I 3 C 45
BIO 107 General Biology Practical I 1 C 45
CHM 101 General Chemistry I 3 R 45
CHM 107 General Chemistry Practical I 1 R 45
CSC 101 Introduction to Computer Science 3 R 30 45
GST 101 Communication in English I 2 C 30
GST123 Logic, Philosophy and human Existence 2 E 30
MTH 101 General Mathematics I 3 R 45
PHY 101 General Physics I 3 R 45
PHY 107 General Physics Practical I 1 R 45
CRM 105 Introduction to Sociology 0 R 30
                                  Sub Total 22      
 
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
BIO 102 General Biology II 3 C 45
BIO 108 General Biology Practical II 1 C 45
CHM 102 General Chemistry II 3 R 45
CHM 108 General Chemistry Practical II 1 R 45
GST 102 Communication in English II 2 C 30
GST 104 Nigerian People and Culture 2 C 30
GST 122 Use of Library, Study Skills and ICT 2 C 30
MTH102 General Mathematics II 3 R 45
PHY 102 General Physics II 3 R 45
PHY 108 General Physics Practical II 1 R 45
                                       Sub Total 21      
                                  GRAND TOTAL 43      

 

 200 Level: Biotechnology

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
BCH 201 General Biochemistry I 3 R 45
BIO   201 Genetics  I 2 C 30
BTG 203 Principles of Plant Biotechnology 3 R 30 45
CHM 211 Organic Chemistry I 3 R 30 45
CHM 213 Analytical Chemistry I 3 R 30 45
GST  223 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2 R 30
MCB 221 General Microbiology 3 R 30 45
           
                                                                    Sub Total 19      
 
SECOND  SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
BCH 202 General Biochemistry II 3 R 45
BIO   204 Biological Techniques 2 C 15 45
BTG 202 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 C 45
BTG 290* Industrial Attachment I (12 weeks) 3 C
GST  126 Contemporary Health Issues 2 R 30
GST  212 Environment         and         Sustainable Development

Development

2 R 30
GST 224 Leadership Skills 2 R 30
MTH 104 Elementary Mathematics  III 3 R 45
STA 202

 

 

Statistics for Agriculture & Biological

Sciences

 

 

3 R 45

 

 

                                                             Sub Total 23      
                                             GRAND TOTAL 42      

*Course(s) to be held during long vacation.

300 Level: Biotechnology

FIRST SEMESTER  
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH  
BCH 301 Enzymology 3 R 45  
BCH 311 General Biochemistry Practical 2 R 90  
BTG 301 Molecular Genetics 3 C 45  
BTG 305 Microbial Technology 3 R 45  
BTG 307 General Nutrition 2 R 30  
GST 311 Entrepreneurship 2 R 30  
Sub Total 15        
        30 45
SECOND SEMESTER  
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH  
BCH 306 Analytical Methods in Biochemistry 3 E 30 45  
BCH 308 Food and Nutrition in Biochemistry 2 E 30  
BTG 302 Molecular Genetics Laboratory 2 C 90  
BTG 304 Molecular Cell Biology 3 C 45  
BTG 306 Applied Microbiology 3 R 45  
BTG 308 Animal    Microtechniques    &    Tissue

Culture

3 R 30 45  
BTG 390* Industrial Attachment II (12 Weeks) 3 C  
GST 222 Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 2 R 30  
                                                         Sub Total 21        
  Total 36        

     *Course(s) to be held during long vacation.

 

400 Level: Biotechnology (All Options)

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
A.    General Courses
BTG 401 Biotechnology Seminar 1 C    
BTG 403 Methods in recombinant DNA Technology 4 C 45 45
BTG 405 Nucleotide sequence analysis 3 C 45
BTG 491 Research Project in Biotechnology I 3 C 135
B.     General Biotechnology Option
BTG 411 Process Biotechnology 3 R 45
BTG 415 Analytical Methods in Microbiology 3 R 15 90
BTG 423 Plant Gene Transfer 3 R 30 45
MCB 307 Immunology 3 R 30 45
C.      Animal Biotechnology Option
BTG 411 Process Biotechnology 3 E 45
BTG 415 Analytical Methods in Microbiology 3 R 15 90
MCB 307 Immunology 3 R 30 45
D.      Microbial Biotechnology Option
BTG 411 Process Biotechnology 3 E 45
BTG 415 Analytical Methods in Microbiology 3 R 15 90
BTG 419 Marine Biotechnology 3 E 30 45
BTG 423 Plant Gene Transfer 3 E 30 45
MCB 231 Basic Techniques in Microbiology 2 R 90
MCB 307 Immunology 3 E 30 45
MCB 407 Pathogenic Microbiology 3 E 30 45
SECOND SEMESTER
A.    General Courses
BTG 404 Industrial Biotechnology 3 C 45
BTG 406 Metabolic Engineering 3 C 45
BTG 416 Bioresources Management 3 R 45
BTG 418 Biosafety issues 1 R 15
BTG 420 Intellectual Property Rights & Bioethics 1 R 15
BTG 492 Research Project in Biotechnology II 3 C 135
B.     General Biotechnology Option
BTG 412 Biotechnology Robotics 3 R 30 45
C.      Animal Biotechnology Option
BTG 408 Biotechnology of Animal Reproduction 3 E 45
BTG 410 Comparative Virology 3 E 45
BTG 412 Biotechnology Robotics 3 E 30 45
BTG 422 Biology of Cancer 3 E 45
D. Microbial Biotechnology Option
BTG 410 Comparative Virology 3 E 45
BTG 412 Biotechnology Robotics 3 E 30 45
MCB 324 Microbial Ecology 3 E 30 45
MCB 424 Bacterial Physiology and Metabolism 3 E 30 45
  Total 40      

NOTE: Students are expected to register for all the course in section A for each semester and then choose any of the options B, C or D.  All the required courses in any of the option must be registered and then electives can be chosen to make up a grand total of 40 units