Engr. Sadiku Itopa Bello





The Department of Chemical Engineering Technology, Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, was established in November, 2001 following the resolution of the then Governing Council to set up the Department in the Polytechnic with emphasis on Solid Minerals Research and Development. This is in line with the goal of the Federal Government to revive the nation’s ailing economy by developing the solid minerals sector. Chemical Engineering is a branch of engineering professions that emanates from Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry; it is concerned with physical and chemical processes that transform raw materials, either mined or grown, into useful end products with economic considerations. It comprises the processing of various mineral resources into useful industrial raw materials or end products, such as, the refining of crude oil into petroleum products, and processing of agricultural products, amongst many others. This programme was established in The Federal Polytechnic. Nasarawa with the following objectives;

  • To produce technical personnel capable of carrying out and supervising chemical processes in process industries, especially downstream sector of the solid mineral industries.
  • To carry out research in identified solid minerals with a view to identify design and/or adapt appropriate processing technology for their transformation into aw materials or end products.

In line with the mandate given by the Governing Council at the inception of the programme, the Department has identified herself and collaborated with the following: ETF, RMRDC, STEP B, Project, Nasarawa and Ebonyi States, in pushing the frontiers of Indigenous Technology through Researches and Consultancy in Solid Minerals Processing.


Entry Level and Duration of Programme

Pre National Diploma (Full Time) – 1 Year (2 semesters)

National Diploma (Full Time) – 2 Years (4 semesters)

 UTME Subject Combination for the Department of Chemical Engineering Technology

1. Pre-National Diploma English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. Passes in Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry
2. National Diploma English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. (PHYCHEMAT) Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry and any of the following subjects:


(i) Biology

(ii) Agricultural science

(iii) Geography

(iv) Economics

(iv) Technical Drawing and any other subject.


Minimum Entry Requirements:

Candidates with one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission into ND Programme:

  • SSC/WBSCSTAGE II/NABTEB/NECO/WAEC with credit in five subjects relevant to the programme obtained at not more than two sittings.

A Good Pass at the final examination of the Pre-ND in Chemical Engineering Technology will qualify candidates to National Diploma in The Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa in addition to UTME pass.