Mathematics and Statistics

Zoology

Zoology

The programme has been designed to provide a sound understanding of the concepts and methodologies of Zoology in key areas that meet the society’s needs. The main objectives of the programme are to broadly educate students for positions in the conservation and biodiversity sectors, and to prepare them for graduate and professional studies in the animal sciences at the molecular level.  

Employment and Career opportunities available to graduates of the Department

During the period of the four-year degree programme, students are exposed to basic biology, parasitology, entomology, physiology, ecology, wildlife and fisheries. The courses are designed to meet the present day demands of current employment market. Degree in zoology puts the student in the fore front for a job in areas of Health, Safety and Environmental Management, Conservation Pest Management, Fisheries, Parasitology (prevention and control of diseases) and Oil Exploration.   

Admission and Graduation Requirement  

 - 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) into 100-level is required.   

 - Direct Entry

Candidates with two A level passes (graded A-E) at the Advanced Level in one or more relevant subjects (Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) may undertake the three – year degree programme into 200-level.  

Learning Outcomes  

All Bachelors Honours degree student in Zoology are expected to develop the following abilities and skills:  

  • Regime of Subject Knowledge Cognitive abilities and skills relating to solution of problems in  Zoology
  • Competencies and Skills  Practical skills relating to the conduct of Laboratory and Field work in Zoology
  • Behavioral Attitudes General skills relating to non-subject specific competencies, communication, interpersonal, organization skills.  

Resource Requirement for Teaching and Learning

  • Academic and non-academic staff.  
  • Academic and Non-Academic Spaces  
  • Academic and Laboratory Equipment  
  • Library and Information Resources

Physics

Physics

The development of physics has answered many questions of early philosophers, but has also raised new questions reflecting on the basic metaphysical and epistemological questions posed by physics.  Thus giving the student a knowledge of the historic and philosophical background, which gives that kind of independence from prejudices of his generation from which most scientists are suffering.  

The programme is designed to

a.) provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of physics knowledge and practical skills and instill in them a sense of enthusiasm for physics, and appreciation of its applications in different contexts.  

b.) develop in students the ability to apply their knowledge and skills in Physics to the solution of theoretical and practical problems and also develop in them through an education in Physics a range of transferable skills of value in Physics and other areas.

c.) provide students with knowledge and skills base for further studies in physics or multi-disciplinary areas involving physics.  

Admission Requirement

UTME The entry requirements are credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry to form the core subjects with credit in one other relevant science subject at the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent. In addition, an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) into 100-level is required.   

Direct Entry 

Candidates with two A level passes (graded A-E) at the Advanced Level in Physics and any of the following subjects (Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics).    

Graduation Requirement

To graduate, a student must pass a minimum of 120 units including all compulsory courses.   

Learning Outcomes

  • All Bachelors honours degree students in Physics are expected to develop the following abilities and skills:
  • Regime of Subject Knowledge Cognitive abilities and skills relating to solution of problems in Physics and  Physics related disciplines.  
  • Competencies and Skills  Practical skills relating to the conduct of laboratory and industrial work in Physics.            
  • Behavioral Attitudes General skills relating to non-subject specific competencies, communication, ICT knowledge, interpersonal, organization skills and ethical standards.   

Job Opportunities

Successful graduates of the above degree programmes are well equipped for post graduate studies and teaching in relevant subjects. Their training also prepares them for Careers in Government Departments, e.g. Meteorology, Geological Survey, National Standard Organization; in Industrial Research Establishment e.g. FIIRO, PRODA; in oil, steel and other Industries, and in Commercial and Technical firms needing the services of Physicists. 

Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Mathematics is very strategic to many fields including basic science, social and management sciences. Its importance cannot be overemphasized. The philosophy of this degree programme is to create a sense of enthusiasm in mathematics and its application in different areas. 

The programme shall be designed to

  • instill in students a sense of enthusiasm for mathematics, an appreciation of its application in different areas and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying; 
  • provide students a broad and balanced foundation in mathematics knowledge and practical skills in statistics and computer science;
  • develop in students the ability to apply their mathematics knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in mathematics;
  • develop in students, through an education in mathematics, a range of transferable skills of value in mathematical related and non-mathematical related employment;
  • provide students with knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas of mathematics or multi-disciplinary areas involving mathematics;
  • generate in students an appreciation of the importance of mathematics in an industrial, economic, environmental and social context.    

Admission Requirement  

The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Physics to form the core subjects with credit in any other two relevant science subjects at the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent. In addition, an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), with appropriate subject combination is required for admission into 100 Level.  

Candidates with two A level passes (graded A-E) at the GCE Advanced Level in relevant subjects (Mathematics, Further Mathematics ,Physics and Chemistry) may be admitted into 200-level.   

Graduation Requirement To grauduate, a student must pass a minimum of 120 units including all compulsory courses.    

Learning Outcomes      

a) Regime of Subject Knowledge  

All  bachelors honours level,Mathematics graduates  are expected to develop cognitive abilities and skills relating to intellectual tasks including problem solving in mathematics   

b) Competencies and Skills        

They should be able to demonstrate practical skills relating to the solution of  mathematical problems and its applications.  

c) Behaviourial Attitudes  

They should be able to demonstrate general skills relating to non-subject specific competencies, computer literacy, communication skills, interpersonal skills, organization skills, IT skills and life-long learning skills.  

  Attainment Levels  

Graduates of  Mathematics  are expected to have the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in Mathematics and other related areas in relation to national and societal needs.  

Resource Requirement for Teaching and Learning  

  • Academic and Non-Academic Staff
  • Academic and Non-Academic Spaces  
  • Academic and Laboratory Equipment  
  • Library and Information Resources  

Microbiology

Microbiology

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-organisms in the industry, health and environmental sectors of the society. The Microbiology programme will also emphasise the traditional biotechnology and the linkage to the current modern biotechnology.  

The main objectives of the programme are to broadly educate students for position in industry , the health sector, research institutes and to prepare them for graduate and professional studies in the life 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 credits 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) into 100-level is required.  

Direct Entry Candidates with two A level passes (Grade A-E) at the Advanced Level in  relevant subjects (Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics and Physics) may undertake the three-year degree programme into 200-level.  

Graduation Requirement

To graduate, a student must pass a minimum of 120 units including all compulsory courses.    

Learning Outcomes  

All Bachelors honours degree students in Microbiology are expected to develop the following abilities and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in Microbiology in relation to national and societal problems.  

  • Regime of Subject Knowledge Cognitive abilities and skills relating to solution of problems in Microbiology  
  • Competencies and Skills Practical skills relating to the conduct of laboratory and industrial work in Microbiology.  
  • Behavioral Attitudes General skills relating to non-subject specific competencies, communication, ICT knowledge, interpersonal, organization skills and ethical standards.  

Attainment Levels

Graduates of Microbiology are expected to have the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in Microbiology  

Resource Requirement for Teaching and Learning

  • Academic and Non-Academic Staff  
  • Academic and NON-Academic Spaces  
  • Academic and Laboratory Equipment  
  • Library and Information Resources 

Computer Science

Department of Computer Science  

In an IT-driven world, the knowledge of computer and its nUTMErous applications has become necessary in a developing country like Nigeria. A degree in Computer Science should equip the graduate with the necessary skills to function in the modern world. 

 The programme is designed to  

  • Create in students the awareness of and enthusiasm for computer science and its capabilities;
  • involve the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying; 
  • provide a broad and balanced foundation in computer science knowledge and practical skills; 
  • develop in students through an education in computer science a range of transferable applicable skills of information technology to all aspects of human endeavours; 
  • generate in students an appreciation of the importance of computer in an industrial, economic, technological and social context; 
  • provide students with knowledge and skills base for further studies in computer science or multi-disciplinary studies involving computer science.  

Admission Requirement

The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Physics to form the core subjects with credit in any other two relevant science subjects, at the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent. In addition, an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), with relevant subject combination is required for Admission into 100 Level.

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

Graduation Requirement

To graduate, a student must pass a minimum of 120 units including all compulsory courses.

Learning Outcomes

a)             Regime of Subject Knowledge

 Each institution providing degree programmes in Computer Science is free, within the context of university autonomy and academic freedom to decide on the content, nature and organization of its courses and modules.  However, it is

expected that all programmes will ensure that students are conversant with the core areas  of computer science:

 b.             Competencies and Skills

 Students are expected to develop a wide range of different abilities, dynamism and skills. These may be divided into three categories, viz:

  • Cognitive Abilities and Skills
  • Practical Skills
  • General Skills

 c.             Behaviourial Attitudes

 General skills relating to non-subject specific competencies, communication, interpersonal, organization skills.

 Attainment Levels

Graduates of Computer Science are expected to have the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in Computer Science, development of relevant ICT for national development and societal needs.

 Resource Requirement for Teaching and Learning

 a)     Academic and Non-Academic Spaces

b)     Academic and Laboratory Equipment

c)     Library and Information Resources

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