Petrochemical engineering is a branch of engineering that involves chemicals extracted from petroleum products.
Petrochemical engineering is similar to Petroleum Engineering. They are in the same niche.
It is involved the whole refining process of petroleum into its products and even some of its extraction.
Not many Universities in Nigeria offer this course.
The ones that offer it have been listed below for you to access if interested in the course.
List Of Universities Offering Petrochemical Engineering in Nigeria
1. Rivers State University of Science and Technology
Official Site : Rivers State University – Petrochemical Engineering
Rivers State University formally Rivers State University of Science and Technology offers Petrochemical engineering along side chemical engineering.
The first two years, which are common to all Depts in the Faculty of Engineering, are devoted to the study of the basic elements of Engineering science, in which the students are prepared for studies in any branch of Engineering.
In the remaining three years, all the essential elements of Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering Science and practices are considered.
Emphases would be placed on process design and economics, students’ research and unit processes in the chemical, petroleum, petrochemical and related industries.
Furthermore, an equivalent of one year industrial work experience spread over the second and third year long vacation periods and the second semester of the fourth year is provided to develop experience and adaptability to industrial life.
An in-depth study of some aspects of Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering in the form of a final year experimental and/or theoretical project is included in the programme.
The project work is Research oriented and provides fundamental skill framework for students to carry out independent research and development (R&D)
Duration of Program
The duration of the Bachelor of Technology programme in Petrochemical Engineering is five years (10 semesters), comprising both classroom lecture periods and industrial work-experience.
Nine semesters of course work is spent in the University, which is made up of two semesters in each of years I, II, III and V and the first semester of year IV.
One semester of year 4 is spent on industrial training.
2. Niger Delta University
Official site : http://www.ndu.edu.ng
Niger Delta University has come a long way since its establishment and ranks among the 50 best universities in Nigeria.
Its main campus in Amassoma is in a temporary site, with work on the permanent site ongoing.
The university offers a unique opportunity for students to acquire qualitative education at Bachelor, Masters and PhD levels.
It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. It is accredited and recognized by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
NDU offers Petrochemical engineering alongside petroleum and chemical engineering.