Philosophy, Aims and Objectives

The programme has been designed to provide a sound understanding of the concepts of micro-organisms in relation to mankind and the environment. The programme will elaborate the importance of micro-rganisms in industry, health and environmental sectors of the society. The Microbiology programme will also emphasis the traditional biotechnology and the linkage to the current modern biotechnology. The main objectives of the programme are;

  1. To broadly educate students for positions in the industry, health sectors, research institutes.

To prepare them for graduate and professional studies in both the theoretical and applied areas of microbiology.

Admission Requirements

UTME

The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, to form the core subjects with credit in three other relevant science courses, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics 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.

 

Direct Entry

Candidates with at least two GCE/IJMB/JUPEB A level passes (graded A-E) at the Advanced Level in two relevant subjects (Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics and Physics) may be admitted into 200-level.

Course Structure and Synopses

100 Level Microbiology

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
MCB102 Introductory Microbiology 3 C 45
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 24      
                                  GRAND TOTAL 46      

 

 200 Level Microbiology

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
BIO   205 Introductory Developmental Cell

Biology

3 R 30 45
CHM 211 Organic Chemistry I 3 R 30 45
GST  223 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2 R 30
MCB 221 General Microbiology 3 C 30 45
MCB 231 Basic Techniques in Microbiology 2 C 90
ZOO  211 Invertebrate Zoology 3 E 30 45
FST   301 Introduction to Food Technology 2 R 30
                                           Sub Total 18      
 
SECOND SEMESTER
BIO   202 Introductory Ecology 2 R 15 45
BIO   204 Biological Techniques 2 R 15 45
CHM 210 Physical Chemistry I 3 R 30 45
CHM 212 Inorganic Chemistry I 3 R 30 45
GST  126 Contemporary Health Issues 2 R 30
GST  212 Environment and Sustainable Development

 

Development

2 R 30
MCB 290* Industrial Attachment I (12 Weeks) 3 C    
STA   202 Statistics for Agriculture &

Biological Sciences

3 R 45
ZOO  212 Chordate Zoology 3 E 30 45
                                           Sub Total 23      
GRAND TOTAL 41      

*Course(s) to be held during long vacation

 

300 Level Microbiology

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
BOT  305 Mycology 3 R 30 45
CSC  201 Computer Programming I 3 E 30 45
GST  311 Entrepreneurship 2 R 30
MCB 307 Immunology 3 C 30 45
MCB 309 Food Microbiology 3 C 30 45
MCB 325 Soil Microbiology 3 R 30 45
                                           Sub Total 17      
 
SECOND SEMESTER
CSC  204 Fundamentals of Data Structures 3 E 30 45
GST  222 Peace      Studies      and      Conflict

Resolution

2 R 30
GST  224 Leadership Skills 2 R 30
MCB 322 Bacterial Diversity 3 R 30 45
MCB 324 Microbial Ecology 3 R 30 45
MCB 326 Introductory Virology 3 R 30 45
MCB 328 Biodeterioration 2 R 15 45
MCB 390* Industrial Attachment II (12 Weeks) 3 C    
ZOO  312 Biology of Tropical Parasites 3 E 30 45
                                           Sub Total 24      
GRAND TOTAL 41      

*Course(s) to be held during long vacation

400 Level Microbiology

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
MCB 401 Essays in Microbiology 3 R    
MCB 403 Pharmaceutical Microbiology 3 R 30 45
MCB 405 Principles of Epidemiology & Public

Health Management

3 R 30 45
MCB 407 Pathogenic Microbiology 3 R 30 45
MCB 423 Industrial Microbiology 3 R 30 45
MCB 491 Research Project  I 3 C    
  Elective 3 E 30 45
                                           Sub Total 21      
 
SECOND SEMESTER
MCB 404 Advanced Food Microbiology 3 R 30 45
MCB 412 Microbial Genetics 3 R 30 45
MCB 424 Microbial Physiology & Metabolism 3 R 30 45
MCB 430 Microbiological Quality Assurance 2 R 15 45
MCB 482 Virology & Tissue Culture 3 R 30 45
MCB 492 Research Project  II 3 C    
ZOO 412 Principles of Parasitology 4 R 45 45
  Elective 3 E 30 45
                                           Sub Total 24      
GRAND TOTAL 45      

 

  Electives

Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
BOT  417 Plants and Environmental Pollution

Monitoring

3 E 30 45
BOT  418 Host-Pathogen   Relations   &   Plant

Disease Management

3 E 30 45
BOT  419 Introduction to Mushroom Growing

Technology

3 E 30 45
MCB 425 Environmental Microbiology 3 E 30 45
MCB 431 Petroleum Microbiology 3 E 30 45

 

REQUIREMENTS

Admission Requirements

UTME

The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, to form the core subjects with credit in three other relevant science courses, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics 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.

 

Direct Entry

Candidates with at least two GCE/IJMB/JUPEB A level passes (graded A-E) at the Advanced Level in two relevant subjects (Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics and Physics) may be admitted into 200-level.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Course Structure and Synopses

100 Level Microbiology

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
MCB102 Introductory Microbiology 3 C 45
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 24      
                                  GRAND TOTAL 46      

 

 200 Level Microbiology

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
BIO   205 Introductory Developmental Cell

Biology

3 R 30 45
CHM 211 Organic Chemistry I 3 R 30 45
GST  223 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2 R 30
MCB 221 General Microbiology 3 C 30 45
MCB 231 Basic Techniques in Microbiology 2 C 90
ZOO  211 Invertebrate Zoology 3 E 30 45
FST   301 Introduction to Food Technology 2 R 30
                                           Sub Total 18      
 
SECOND SEMESTER
BIO   202 Introductory Ecology 2 R 15 45
BIO   204 Biological Techniques 2 R 15 45
CHM 210 Physical Chemistry I 3 R 30 45
CHM 212 Inorganic Chemistry I 3 R 30 45
GST  126 Contemporary Health Issues 2 R 30
GST  212 Environment and Sustainable Development

 

Development

2 R 30
MCB 290* Industrial Attachment I (12 Weeks) 3 C    
STA   202 Statistics for Agriculture &

Biological Sciences

3 R 45
ZOO  212 Chordate Zoology 3 E 30 45
                                           Sub Total 23      
GRAND TOTAL 41      

*Course(s) to be held during long vacation

 

300 Level Microbiology

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
BOT  305 Mycology 3 R 30 45
CSC  201 Computer Programming I 3 E 30 45
GST  311 Entrepreneurship 2 R 30
MCB 307 Immunology 3 C 30 45
MCB 309 Food Microbiology 3 C 30 45
MCB 325 Soil Microbiology 3 R 30 45
                                           Sub Total 17      
 
SECOND SEMESTER
CSC  204 Fundamentals of Data Structures 3 E 30 45
GST  222 Peace      Studies      and      Conflict

Resolution

2 R 30
GST  224 Leadership Skills 2 R 30
MCB 322 Bacterial Diversity 3 R 30 45
MCB 324 Microbial Ecology 3 R 30 45
MCB 326 Introductory Virology 3 R 30 45
MCB 328 Biodeterioration 2 R 15 45
MCB 390* Industrial Attachment II (12 Weeks) 3 C    
ZOO  312 Biology of Tropical Parasites 3 E 30 45
                                           Sub Total 24      
GRAND TOTAL 41      

*Course(s) to be held during long vacation

400 Level Microbiology

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
MCB 401 Essays in Microbiology 3 R    
MCB 403 Pharmaceutical Microbiology 3 R 30 45
MCB 405 Principles of Epidemiology & Public

Health Management

3 R 30 45
MCB 407 Pathogenic Microbiology 3 R 30 45
MCB 423 Industrial Microbiology 3 R 30 45
MCB 491 Research Project  I 3 C    
  Elective 3 E 30 45
                                           Sub Total 21      
 
SECOND SEMESTER
MCB 404 Advanced Food Microbiology 3 R 30 45
MCB 412 Microbial Genetics 3 R 30 45
MCB 424 Microbial Physiology & Metabolism 3 R 30 45
MCB 430 Microbiological Quality Assurance 2 R 15 45
MCB 482 Virology & Tissue Culture 3 R 30 45
MCB 492 Research Project  II 3 C    
ZOO 412 Principles of Parasitology 4 R 45 45
  Elective 3 E 30 45
                                           Sub Total 24      
GRAND TOTAL 45      

 

  Electives

Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
BOT  417 Plants and Environmental Pollution

Monitoring

3 E 30 45
BOT  418 Host-Pathogen   Relations   &   Plant

Disease Management

3 E 30 45
BOT  419 Introduction to Mushroom Growing

Technology

3 E 30 45
MCB 425 Environmental Microbiology 3 E 30 45
MCB 431 Petroleum Microbiology 3 E 30 45