Biotechnology

Programme Duration : 4 years


The Biotechnology programme is designed to promote sustainable development with attraction towards food productivity and security, modern practices in health delivery and liveable environment for meaningful development. Graduates of this programme will have excellent career opportunities in diversified areas of specialization such as forensic science, genetic counselling, diagnoses of genetic disorder and infectious diseases, gene therapy, new drug discoveries, environmental monitoring and pollution control, genes for pest resistance or tolerance in plants, tissue culture, biofuel plant design, patent and Intellectual property right, biosafety and ethical issues etc. The focus of the programme is on general biotechnology and its associated fields of bioinformatics, natural products and active pharmaceutical ingredients, molecular biotechnology and fermentation technology.


Objectives
We shall fully deploy the state-of-the-art facilities to achieve: 1. A functional and resourceful mind that integrates interdisciplinary approach to investigating and analysing scientific evidence 2. Acquisition of scientific skills which are readily deployed in investigating, analysing and understanding the environment 3. Imbibing the right ethical standards in the practice of science.


Philosophy
To promote biotechnology for sustainable development with attraction towards food productivity and security, modern practices in health delivery and liveable environment for meaningful development.


Admission Requirements
UTME Candidates: Five credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics,Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Direct Entry: Two 'A' level passes chosen from Biology and any one of Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics are required. NCE/OND with a minimum credit grade level plus five (5) credits in WASCE/NECO/GCE in relevant subject listed for UTME candidates. UTME/JAMB Subjects include; Chemistry and Biology and either Physics or Mathematics


Course Outline

200 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 BTH 201 Introduction to Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering I 3 200 First Learn More

200 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 BTH 202 Introduction to Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering II 3 200 Second Learn More

300 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 BAS 301 Research Methodology and Proposal writing 1 300 First Learn More
2 BTH 311 Animal Microtechniques and Tissue Culture 2 300 First Learn More
3 BTH 309 Molecular Genetics 3 300 First Learn More
4 BTH 313 Industrial and Food Biotechnology 3 300 First Learn More
5 BTH 315 Animal and Plant Biotechnology 3 300 First Learn More
6 BTH 301 Environmental Biotechnology 3 300 First Learn More
7 BTH 317 Molecular cell Biology 3 300 First Learn More

300 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 BTH 394 SIWES 4 300 Second Learn More
2 MCB 398 SIWES 4 300 Second Learn More
3 BTH 396 SIWES 4 300 Second Learn More

400 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 BTH 413 Enzyme Biotechnology 2 400 First Learn More
2 BTH 405 Medical Biotechnology 2 400 First Learn More
3 BTH 407 Biophysics 3 400 First Learn More
4 BTH 403 Advanced Genetic Engineering 2 400 First Learn More
5 BTH 409 Instrumentation and Bio-Analytical techniques 2 400 First Learn More
6 BTH 415 Process Biotechnology 3 400 First Learn More
7 BTH 401 Seminar (Current Topics in Biotechnology) 3 400 First Learn More
8 BTH 411 Metabolic Regulation 2 400 First Learn More

400 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 BTH 490 Final Year Students’ Research Project 6 400 Second Learn More
2 BTH 422 Recombinant DNA Technology Forensics 2 400 Second Learn More
3 BTH 408 Biosafety, Intellectual Property Rights and Bioethics 2 400 Second Learn More
4 BTH 418 Bioresource Management 2 400 Second Learn More
5 BTH 417 Biotechnology Robotics 2 400 Second Learn More
6 BTH 416 Food Biotechnology 2 400 Second Learn More
7 BTH 420 Bioinformatics and Nucleotide Sequence Analysis 3 400 Second Learn More