Applied Sciences Department

Outline of Courses

The Department of Applied Sciences offers departmental requirements, specialization requirements and electives.

Departmental Requirements
Departmental requirements are courses that are offered compulsory to all specializations. These include; Fundamentals of Biology, Fundamentals of Chemistry, Physics, Laboratories Techniques, Safety and Laboratory Management and Instrumentation.

Specialization Requirements
The Department offers Specialization requirements in Applied Biology and Applied Chemistry.

The Specializations of Applied Biology teaches Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Food Microbiology, Plant Science, Genetics, Plant Physiology, Plant Biotechnology and Pathology, Histology and Haematology and Molecular Biology.

The Specialization of Applied Chemistry teaches Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Computers in Chemistry, and Chemistry Laboratory Techniques.


The Department offers a number of electives in Applied Biology and Applied Chemistry specializations.For example, electives offered in Applied Chemistry include; Analytical Chemistry III, Environmental Chemistry and Petroleum and Petrochemicals. Electives offered in Applied Biology include; Zoology, Food Analysis and Ecology.

After completion of the course requirements, students in the Applied Biology and Applied Chemistry specializations undergo further training schemes:


1. Enhancement/Practical Training (E/PT) scheme that runs for 6-12 weeks in the Department of Applied Sciences to successfully graduate students at the Certificate level.
2. On-the-Job Training (OJT) scheme that runs for 8 weeks and is carried out in a real workplace environment to successfully graduate students at Diploma, Higher Diploma and Degree levels.

 A credit hour system is used in Applied Sciences, Applied Chemistry and Applied Biology Specializations.

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