The department, situated in the College of Engineering, was founded in 2004. The department has a 5 years BSc. degree programme, 18 months (one and half years) Masters programme and a 3 years PhD programme. Our programmes are enriched with robust course outlines which are adequately and methodically packaged to prepare our students for the successful practice of the profession anywhere in the world. The undergraduate student population is 390. Apart from the visiting lecturers, the academic staff strength consists of Professors, Associate Professor, Lecturers I and Lecturers II, some of them have many years of industrial experience. Some of the major state of the art undergraduate laboratory equipment in the department include an extraction unit, a CST reactor, a batch reactor, a distillation unit, a vacuum freeze dryer, ductless fume cupboards, a digital oxygen bomb calorimeter and a spray dryer. With this acquisition the department is in position to cover the wide field of chemical engineering education. Postgraduate programme in the department is open to both the internal and external context. PhD. and Master holders have been successfully raised through our highly enriched research programme. Apart from fundamental research, a fraction of our research is in the effective utilisation of locally available raw materials for local industry; a good example is the production of Zeolites from Nigerian clays, a major industrial chemical with a wide range of application in different areas such as Refinery Hydrocracking Reaction Catalysis. The final year projects are designed to prepare students for the larger society. Thus the topics usually cover applications of chemical engineering in diverse areas such as agriculture, health, food processing and chemical product development. The University has put in place an effective feedback system from our graduates and the report has always be positive; that is most of our graduates are employed shortly after Youth Service and a good number venture into small scale projects in collaboration with senior colleagues that graduated before them. The department in line with the University policy is reaching out in research collaboration with some Universities and industrial processing companies both within and outside Nigeria. With pleasure, you are welcome to a forward looking Chemical Engineering Department that is raising a new generation of leaders.
The entire staff and faculty of Chemical Engineering department congratulate and welcome all fresh students of Chemical Engineering department. Orientation Programme was conducted for all the new intakes by members of the department. Dr Efeovbokhan (HOD) in his speech to the students encouraged the students to focus on their academic, their primary objective as students. He also advised them to share their challenges with their level advisers, head of the department or any other faculty for necessary assistance. In his speech, Prof. Omoleye highlighted to the freshers the importance of having serious and responsible reading partners. The students were very happy for the piece of advice given to them at the commencement of their programme in this prestigious institution.
As a tradition born out of good culture and strong commitment to excellent performance, Covenant University commenced the official race of 2017/2018 session with Opening Assembly for all staff on August 21, 2017; as a way of committing the activities of the session unto the Hands of the All-knowing God. This was followed by “Executive Advance Programme” for Faculty and Senior Non-Teaching staff (between August 22 – 26, 2017) to inoculate faculty and staff with the cultures, goals and agenda of the great institution for 2017/2018 session. The theme of the Executive Advance is “Recite: A Research-Intensive Approach for the Attainment of Vision 10:2022". The admirable and articulated Vice Chancellor (Prof. A.A. Atayero) said the current administration has a mission to fulfill Vision 1 of 10 in 10 by evolving a World-Class Research University. Various stimulating issues that promote the speed attainment of the goals for the session were meticulously addressed by erodite scholars during the programme. The Executive Advance was brought to an end, on August 26, with an impartation service, conducted by the Chancellor, Bishop David Oyedepo. There was a release of the Spirit of Wisdom through the laying on of hands by the Chancellor. On August 27, 2017 (Sunday), returning students (200-500 Level students) resumed for academic work after a long holiday. Between August 29 and September 1, 2017, Covenant University opened her gate wide to receive a new set of students (100 Level students). And orientation programme was conducted both at the University and departmental levels for all the 100 Level students. As its custom, the race for academic exploits in 2017/2018 Alpha Semester has commenced in this great citadel of learning, and this will continue till December 2017, when the semester will officially come to a successful end ............. everyone involved shall run well and finish strong in Jesus name (Amen).