Department of Microbiology

Department of Microbiology

1.0 Degree Option: Bachelor of Technology in Microbiology

(B. Tech. Microbiology)

2.0 Programme Philosophy

The major endeavour of the Department is to provide the students with a broad based knowledge of modern theoretical and practical aspects of Microbiology. The undergraduate programme in Microbiology is designed to train students in microbiological techniques and to give the basic knowledge of the fundamentals of Bacteriology, Mycology, Phycology and Virology. The programme will provide an insight into the specialized and applied areas of Microbiology and its relationship with other disciplines such as Agriculture, Medicine, and Pharmacy. The graduates of this programme will readily be employed in hospitals, industries such as food, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, breweries, packaging and agro-allied organizations.

3.0 Programme Objectives

The objectives of the programme are to:

a) train undergraduates in the broad field of Microbiology which will satisfy the manpower needs of industries, hospitals and other institutions.

b) equip graduates with sufficient knowledge to enable them undertake postgraduate work in Microbiology and related disciplines in Pure and Applied Sciences;

c) combine theoretical principles with a realistic approach to the problems and needs of the nation especially in the practice of Microbiology;

d) encourage independence and self-confidence in the students so that they can make meaningful contributions in the professional activities they may engage in; and

e) satisfy the manpower needs of industries, hospitals and other institutions.

4.0 Admission Requirements

a. UTME

Candidates seeking admission into 100 level of the Department of Microbiology for the five-year Microbiology programme through Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) must possess WASSCE, G.C.E. (O/L), NECO, NABTEB or equivalent with credit passes in five (5) subjects, which must include English Language, Biology or Agricultural Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics at not more than two sittings.

UTME subjects: English Language, Biology, Chemistry and any one of Mathematics or Physics

b. Direct entry

For direct entry admission, the candidate must possess in addition to the requirements specified in (a) above either:

  • National Diploma (ND) with a minimum grade of Upper Credit in relevant disciplines from a recognized institution.
  • At least two subjects at the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) (GCE A/L) or equivalent with a minimum of Grade C.
  • 5.0 Programme Duration

    A student who is admitted into the 100 level through the UTME would under normal circumstances spend ten semesters while those admitted into 200 level by direct entry would

    spend eight semesters. However, student who fails to graduate within the normal number of academic sessions will not be allowed to exceed a total of fifteen semesters if admitted through the UTME and thirteen semesters if by direct entry.

  • Graduation Requirements
  • To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) Honours in Microbiology, student must satisfy the following:

    a) the Departmental requirements by passing all the core and elective courses by accumulating a minimum of 204 course units if admitted through the UTME or 157 course units if by direct entry and by making a CGPA of not less than 1.50;

    b) the University/School requirements, by passing all GNS and foundation courses approved by the University and the School of Sciences; and

    c) other practical requirements such as industrial attachment, field trips, projects and laboratory practical.

    Direct entry students are required to audit and pass GNS 101, 102, and 103 as well as MEE 101 and 102. In case the students fail any of these audited courses, they will be required to register for and pass it.

    7.0 COURSE OUTLINE

    100 LEVEL 1ST SEMESTER

    COURSE CODE

    STATUS

    COURSE TITLE

    L

    T

    P

    U

    BIO 101

    C

    General Biology I

    2

    1

    0

    3

    BIO 103

    C

    General Biology Practical I

    0

    0

    3

    1

    CHE 101

    C

    General Chemistry I

    2

    1

    0

    3

    CHE 103

    C

    Experimental Chemistry I

    0

    0

    3

    1

    MTS 101

    C

    Introductory Mathematics I

    2

    1

    0

    3

    GNS 101

    R

    Use of English I

    1

    1

    0

    2

    GNS 103

    R

    Information Literacy

    1

    0

    0

    1

    PHY 101

    C

    General Physics I

    2

    1

    0

    3

    PHY 103

    C

    General Physics III

    2

    0

    0

    2

    PHY 107

    C

    General Physics Laboratory I

    0

    0

    3

    1

    MEE 101

    R

    Engineering Drawing I

    1

    0

    6

    3

    MCB 151

    R

    Introductory Biotechnology I

    1

    0

    0

    1

    Total

    24

    100 LEVEL 2ND SEMESTER

    COURSE CODE

    STATUS

    COURSE TITLE

    L

    T

    P

    U

    BIO 102

    C

    General Biology II

    2

    1

    0

    3

    BIO 104

    C

    General Biology Practical II

    0

    0

    3

    1

    CHE 102

    C

    General Chemistry II

    2

    1

    0

    3

    CHE 104

    C

    Experimental Chemistry II

    0

    0

    3

    1

    PHY 102

    C

    General Physics II

    2

    1

    0

    3

    PHY 108

    C

    General Physics Laboratory II

    0

    0

    3

    1

    GNS 102

    C

    Use of English II

    1

    1

    0

    2

    GNS 106

    R

    Logic and Philosophy

    1

    1

    0

    2

    MTS 102

    C

    Introductory Mathematics II

    2

    1

    0

    3

    MEE 102

    C

    Workshop Practice

    0

    0

    6

    2

    MCB 152

    R

    Introductory Biotechnology II

    2

    0

    0

    2

    Total

    23

    KEY: R = Required (University and School) Courses

    C = Core or Compulsory Courses

    E = Elective Courses

    200 LEVEL 1ST SEMESTER

    COURSE CODE

    STATUS

    COURSE TITLE

    L

    T

    P

    U

    MCB 201

    C

    General Microbiology I

    2

    0

    3

    3

    BCH 201

    C

    General Biochemistry I

    2

    1

    0

    3

    BIO 201

    C

    Introductory Genetics

    2

    0

    3

    3

    CHE 201

    C

    Inorganic Chemistry I

    1

    0

    3

    2

    CHE 203

    C

    Organic Chemistry I

    1

    0

    3

    2

    CHE 205

    C

    Physical Chemistry I

    1

    0

    3

    2

    CSC 101

    C

    Introduction to Computer Science

    1

    0

    3

    2

    GNS 201

    R

    Man and His Environment

    1

    1

    0

    2

    CSP 201

    R

    General Agriculture (Theory)

    1

    0

    0

    1

    Total

    20

    Audited Courses

    GNS 101

    R

    Use of English I

    1

    1

    0

    2

    GNS 103

    R

    Information Literacy

    1

    0

    0

    1

    MEE 101

    R

    Engineering Drawing I

    1

    0

    6

    3

    200 LEVEL 2ND SEMESTER

    Course Code

    STATUS

    Course Title

    L

    T

    P

    U

    MCB 202

    C

    General Microbiology II

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 204

    C

    Microbiological Techniques

    1

    0

    3

    2

    BCH 202

    C

    General Biochemistry II

    1

    0

    6

    3

    BIO 202

    C

    Introductory Ecology and Evolution

    2

    0

    0

    2

    CHE 202

    C

    Analytical Chemistry I

    1

    0

    3

    2

    CSC 102

    R

    Introduction to Computing

    2

    0

    0

    3

    CSP 210

    R

    General Agriculture (Practical)

    0

    0

    6

    2

    PMT 210

    R

    Principles of Economics

    2

    1

    0

    3

    Total

    20

    Audited Courses

    GNS 102

    C

    Use of English II

    1

    1

    0

    2

    MEE 102

    C

    Workshop Practice

    0

    0

    6

    2

    300 LEVEL 1ST SEMESTER

    COURSE CODE

    STATUS

    COURSE TITLE

    L

    T

    P

    U

    MCB 301

    C

    Bacteriology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 303

    C

    Microbial Genetics

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 305

    C

    Molecular Biology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 307

    C

    Pathogenic Microbiology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    BIO 203

    R

    General Physiology

    2

    0

    0

    2

    CHE 315

    R

    Instrumental Methods of Analysis

    1

    0

    3

    2

    CSC 201

    R

    Introduction to Computer Programming

    2

    0

    3

    3

    EMT 301

    R

    Introduction to Entrepreneurship

    2

    0

    0

    2

    Total

    21

    300 LEVEL 2ND SEMESTER

    Course Code

    STATUS

    Course Title

    L

    T

    P

    U

    MCB 302

    C

    General Virology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 304

    C

    Environmental Microbiology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 306

    C

    Mycology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 308

    C

    Microbial Physiology and Metabolism

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 312

    C

    General Parasitology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    STA 224

    C

    Statistics for Biological and Agricultural Sciences

    3

    1

    0

    4

    EMT 302

    R

    Practical Skills in Entrepreneurship

    0

    0

    9

    3

    Total

    22

    400 LEVEL 1ST SEMESTER

    COURSE CODE

    STATUS

    COURSE TITLE

    L

    T

    P

    U

    MCB 401

    C

    Industrial Microbiology

    3

    0

    3

    4

    MCB 403

    C

    Pharmaceutical Microbiology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 405

    C

    Analytical Microbiology and Quality Control

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 407

    C

    Immunology and Immunochemistry

    3

    0

    3

    4

    MCB 409

    C

    Food Microbiology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 411

    C

    Aquatic Microbiology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    PMT 319

    R

    Managerial Economics

    2

    1

    0

    3

    Total

    23

    400 LEVEL 2ND SEMESTER

    COURSE CODE

    STATUS

    COURSE TITLE

    L

    T

    P

    U

    MCB 402

    R

    Site Supervisor/Visiting University Staff Assessment

    0

    0

    12

    4

    MCB 404

    R

    Institution Based Supervisor’s Assessment

    0

    0

    12

    4

    MCB 406

    R

    SIWES Student’s Seminar Presentation and Report

    0

    0

    12

    4

    Total

    12

    500 LEVEL 1ST SEMESTER

    Course Code

    STATUS

    Course Title

    L

    T

    P

    U

    MCB 501

    R

    Research Methodology

    1

    0

    0

    1

    MCB 503

    C

    Petroleum Microbiology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 505

    C

    Principles of Epidemiology

    and Public Health

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 507

    C

    Plant Pathology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 509

    C

    Introduction to Fermentation Technology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 515

    C

    Applied Parasitology

    2

    0

    3

    3

    MCB 599

    C

    Final Year Student Project

    0

    0

    18

    6

    Total

    22

    Electives Courses

    MCB559

    E

    Bioinformatics

    2

    0

    3

    3

    BCH 409

    E

    Advanced

    Biochemical Methods

    0

    0

    6

    2

    BIO 511

    E

    Soil Ecology

    1

    0

    3

    2

    500 LEVEL 2ND SEMESTER

    COURSE CODE

    STATUS

    COURSE TITLE

    L

    T

    P

    U

    MCB 502

    C

    Food Processing

    2