Program Educational Objectives


The Chemical Engineering programme aims to enable suitably qualified graduates from a range of engineering backgrounds to:


  1. Develop knowledge, skills (including transferable skills, such as leadership, motivation, time management, prioritisation, delegation, listening, communication, analytics) and understanding, as well as awareness and “know how”, in the fields of engineering and its related disciplines so that as graduates they will be equipped to enter into self-employment and employment as professional engineers progressing on to Registered Engineer or equivalent status) or a wide range of other professional careers.


  1. Prepare them to engage in life-long and critical enquiry with skills in research and knowledge acquisition and an appreciation of the value of education to the wider community.


  1. Provide them with internationally recognised qualifications which meet and exceed the requirements of the COREN Outcome-Based Education Benchmark for Engineering Programmes in Nigeria and international Benchmark Statements for Engineering for ABET, Engineering Council, UK, et


  1. Provide the engineering industry and profession, in Nigeria and elsewhere, with ready employable and enterprising graduates prepared for the assumption of technical, managerial and financial responsibilities.


  1. Achieve the above in the contexts of the Covenant University Vision 10:2022 business plans, following the University’s policies and procedures and conforming to the relevant sections of the Quality and Academic Standards (QAS) guidelines.


Student Outcomes

a. Engineering knowledge

Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of developmental and complex engineering problems.


b. Problem Analysis

Identify, formulate, research literature and analyze developmental and complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.


c. Design /development of solutions

Proffer solutions for developmental or complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal and environmental considerations


d. Investigation

Conduct investigation into developmental or complex problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis, and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.


e. Modern Tool

Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and ICT tools, including prediction, modeling, and optimization to developmental and complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.


f. The Engineer and Society

Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge including Humanities and Social Sciences to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice


g. Environment & Sustainability

Understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.


h. Ethics

Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice, including adherence to the COREN Engineers Code of Conducts.


i. Individual and Teamwork

Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.


j. Communication

Communicate effectively on developmental or complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.


k. Project Management and Finance

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering, management, and financial principles and apply these to one's own work, as a member and leader of a team, to manage projects and in multi-disciplinary environments.


l. Lifelong learning

Recognize the need for, and have the preparations and ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning in the broadest context of technological and social changes.