COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS WITH ELECTRONICS
The Programme of Physics with Electronics is housed in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences of Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State. The College of Natural and Applied Sciences was established in the Phase I Academic Programmes of the University and effective academic activities resumed in April 2008 when it matriculated the first batch of students for the 2007/2008 academic session.
At that time Physics was subsumed in the Department of Physics and Energy Studies that offered two (2) degree options of:
- B.Sc.(Hons) in Geology and Petroleum Studies and
- B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics
In 2012, accreditation was granted to the university by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to run the two programmes
Although the Physics programme had qualified academic and technical staff that enabled the programme to attain high standard, enrolment into the progamme was very low.
In order to actualize the vision inherent in the establishment of the programme, the University in 2015 applied to the National Universities Commission for the establishment of a New Programme of Physics With Electronics, in order to meet the developmental demands of the twenty-first century that is ICT-driven, and attract more students into the department. With the NUC approval the Department of Physics And Energy Studies was split into two departments of
Geology and Petroleum Studies, and Physics with Electronics that now offers programmes in:
- Physics with Electronics
The Department is geared towards in-depth acquisition of the scientific knowledge, skills, competence and traditions of both theoretical and practical aspects of Physics and Electronics to meet the challenges of 21st century environments of scientific and Technological world. This will be achieved through lectures, laboratory work, excursion and industrial training to acquaint the students with the current practices in the industries and expose them to the new revolutions in technology.
Aims and Objectives
The degree programme is aimed at providing the students with the right intellectual knowledge of Physics and Electronics and their related disciplines, in a conducive academic environment. At the end of the training, the products should be able to:
- Pursue research in Pure and Applied Physics, and Electronics in any chosen field.
- Work in many public and private establishments of aviation, Petroleum Industry, Telecommunications, Meteorology, Energy Centers, Medical Physics Units, Mining and Steel Industries, manufacturing plants, non-conventional sources of energy etc where the knowledge of physics and electronics are required.
- Train students in schools to maintain the important cycle of passing on knowledge of physics and electronics to future generations.
- Four (4) – Year Degree Programmes: Five (5) Credit passes in SSCE or GCE Ordinary Level (or it.s equivalent) which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other subject at not more than two (2) sittings. UTME candidates shall offer English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry in the Examination
- Three (3)-year Degree Programmes: Two (2) A level passes (or its equivalent) or Merit in N. C. E. in Physics and Mathematics / Chemistry , or at least Lower Credit in OND Physics, Engineering Science, Computer Science, or Physics with Electronics in addition to the required SSCE or GCE Ordinary Level credits
DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
B.Sc. DEGREE PROGRAMME
It is increasingly becoming a trend the world over that Microbiology and Biotechnology be housed in one Department. This is because apart from the ease to manipulate microorganisms, Microbiology on its own existed as Biotechnology before the advent of the new discipline, Biotechnology. Consequently, every research that is carried out in Biotechnology today started in Microbiology, but with some modifications to enhance better output. This has resulted in the maxim “Biotechnology, the new bride of Microbiology”. Biotechnology could therefore be seen as Applied Microbiology. Most Universities all over the world teach Biotechnology either as a separate programme or together with Microbiology. This is because it is easier to extract, clone and manipulate DNA/RNA and proteins from microorganisms than other higher organisms. The results of such manipulations are expressed phenotypically in a matter of days, unlike higher organisms that may take several years.
The Department aims to become one of the foremost academic departments in Microbiology and Biotechnology, nationally and internationally. It is our major philosophy to compete for both national and international honours in Microbiology and Biotechnology. The department aims at the production of scientifically and technologically oriented manpower necessary for achieving national goals. Also, the students will become useful to themselves and the society in general through self-employment. The degree programme in Microbiology and Biotechnology is designed to produce scientific and technological manpower in various areas of Microbiology and Biotechnology such as clinical/medial microbiology, environmental microbiology, molecular biology, industrial and food microbiology, researches and other professionals requiring knowledge of the subject.
AIM AND OBJECTIVES
The degree programme in Microbiology and Biotechnology is designed to produce scientific and technological manpower in various areas of Microbiology and Biotechnology. The programme aims at meeting the professional needs in Microbiology and Biotechnology such as clinical/medical microbiology, environmental microbiology, molecular biology, industrial and food microbiology, researches and other professionals requiring knowledge of the subject.
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Microbiology
Admission into the Four-Year Degree Programme
Candidates seeking admission into the four year degree programme should possess at least 5 credit passes in WASC, SSCE/NECO, or GCE at not more than two (2) sittings. The subjects should include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The UTME subjects should be English Language, Biology, Chemistry and either Physics or Mathematics.
Admission Into The Three-Year Degree Programme
For Direct Entry, candidates must meet the University Matriculation requirements plus two A Level passes in Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics. A National Diploma in Biology and Chemistry is acceptable as well as any other equivalent qualifications approved by the University.
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
B. Sc. DEGREE PROGRAMME
The Department offers degree programme in
- Pure and Applied Mathematics,
- Industrial Mathematics, and
- Computer Science
Each of these courses runs for a minimum period of four (4) years for those students admitted into a four (4) year programme and three (3) years for those admitted into a three (3) year programme.
Generally defined, Mathematics is that branch ofscience which is concerned with numbers, quantities and space. In operation, it is essentially abstract. However, in its ramifications as a discipline, it forms the basis for the study of other academic disciplines in pure, applied and social sciences. The programmes in the department are designed with the above in view. The Computer Science degree option is designed with strong mathematical backing. Ability to understand and interpret the empirical data is ensured by introducing suitable causes in statistics in all programmes of the department.
AIM AND OBJECTIVES
The syllabus for the department is intended to provide a unified view of modern mathematics and computer science. The emphases are not only on the theories involved, but also on the creative ideas of imagination and intuition. The products of this programme are therefore expected to be equipped with the skill essential in solving mathematical and computational needs in the scientific, industrial, educational and business establishments. The department also offers support services to other departments in and outside the college of Pure and Applied Sciences if and when need arises. It is expected that in no distance future, these services will be extended to the scientific and business establishments outside the University environment.
B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics (Pure and Applied)
B.Sc. (Hons) Industrial Mathematics
BSc (Hons) Computer Science
B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics (Pure and Applied)
Four (4) Year Degree Programme
The minimum qualifications for admission into this programme are as follows:
Five (5) credits in GCE/NECO/SSCE/NABTEB Ordinary Level examination passes, in not more than two (2) sittings; the subjects passed at credit level must include Mathematics, English Language, Physics/Chemistry/Biological Sciences and any other two science/social science subjects (Economics/Geography). The subjects for the UTME are: Use of English, Mathematics, any other science subject including Geography.
Three (3) years Programme:
In addition to the five credits passes specified above, candidate must possess any of the following qualifications.
- Minimum of two (2) A-Level passes in GCE or HSC in Mathematics, Physics and/or Chemistry.
- Minimum of merit or lower credit passes in any of the following: OND or HND in Statistics, or Computer science obtained from an institution recognized by the Senate of WDU.
- Recognized NCE passed at minimum level of merit or lower credits in Mathematics with Physics or Chemistry or Biology or Geography or Computer Sciences or Statistics.
B. Sc. (Hons) Industrial Mathematics
Four (4) Years Degree Programme:
The minimum qualification for admission into the programme is one of the following:
Five (5) passes at credit level in SSCE, GCE/NECO at not more than two sittings. The subjects passed must include; English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any Social sciences subjects. The subject for the UTME must include use of English, Mathematics, Economics, a Science or a Social science subject.
The subject for the UTME must include use of English, Mathematics, Economics, a Science or a social Science subject.
Three (3) Years Degree Programme:
- Minimum of two A/level passes in GCE or HSC in Mathematics, and Economics/ Physics/Chemistry.
- Minimum of merit or lower credit pass in any of the following: OND/HND in Computer Science, Mathematics with Economics, Statistics from an institution recognized by the senate of WDU.
- Recognized NCE passed at minimum level of merit or lower credits in Mathematics with Economics or Physics or Chemistry or Biology.
DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
B.Sc. DEGREE PROGRAMME
The Department offers a degree programme leading to the award of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Biochemistry. Biochemistry graduates are expected to develop a wide range of different skills and abilities. These are divided into three broad categories:
- Biochemistry-related cognitive abilities and skills
- Biochemistry-related practical skills, and
General or transferable skills relating to non-biochemistry specific competencies.
Biochemistry in Western Delta University is designed to introduce the students to the exciting world of Biochemistry. It is intended to expose students to the fundamental understanding, at the molecular level, of all of the chemical processes associated with living cells. This encompasses the physico-chemical nature of biomolecules, the molecular basis of their interaction with one another and functionalities. It is hoped that the curriculum will attune the students to meet up with current realities and challenges in the field of Biochemistry.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The main aims and objectives of the degree programme in Biochemistry should be to:
- provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of biochemistry knowledge and practical skills.
- develop in students the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in Biochemistry.
- develop in students, a range of transferable skills that are of value in biochemical and non-biochemical employment.
- provide students with knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas of Biochemistry or multi-disciplinary areas involving biochemistry.
- provide, through training and orientation, an appreciation of the solitary rewards of inter- and multi-disciplinary approach to the solution of complex life problems.
- generate in students an appreciation of the importance of Biochemistry in industrial, economic, environmental, technology and social development.
- instill in students a sense of enthusiasm for Biochemistry, an appreciation of its application in different contexts and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Biochemistry
Admission into the Four-Year Degree Programme
Candidates should possess the SSCE, GCE, NECO O’ Level or its equivalent with credit passes in at least five subjects which must include English language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at not more than two sittings. In addition to the admission requirements stated above, students seeking admission into the four (4)-year degree programme should enter for the following subjects in UTME: English language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.
Admission into the Three-Year Degree Programme
The three (3)-year degree programme is for direct entry candidates who must in addition to the O’ Level requirements, possess A’ Level passes in Chemistry and Biology or Zoology/Botany or its equivalents.
DEPARTMENT OF BASIC AND INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY
B.Sc DEGREE PROGRAMME
This Department of Basic and Industrial Chemistry offers courses leading to the award of Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry. The programme is designed in each case to expose students to all the main branches of chemistry and to emphasize the relationship between the subject and other science and applied science disciplines.
The department aims at producing chemistry graduates that have acquired sufficient knowledge of the concepts and principles of chemistry and who are adequately equipped with practical skills to meet modern scientific and technological challenges.
AIM AND OBJECTIVES
• To stimulate students interest in chemistry and chemical sciences and ensure that their career needs are met through the acquisition of appropriate knowledge and skills.
• To inculcate in students a culture of critical reasoning and self reliance, especially in investigative work in the chemical sciences.
• To produce qualified manpower with the right skills competence to exploit and utilize available natural resources for manufacturing processes in chemical and allied industries.
(a) Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Chemistry
(b) Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Industrial Chemistry
Admission into the Four-Year Degree Programme Candidate to be admitted into the 4-year degree programme must possess a minimum of 5 credit passes at the SSCE, GCE (O’L), WASC, NECO (or it equivalent) which must include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and either Biology or Agricultural Science at not more than two sittings. The UTME subjects are English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Admission into the Three-Year Degree Programme In addition to requirements in A above, Candidates for the 3-year programme must possess at least two HSC/GCE “A" level passes in chemistry and any of Physics and Mathematics. Holders of OND/IJMB/JUPEB with at least credit passes in Chemistry and Biochemistry/Science Laboratory Technology/Physics/Biology/Mathematics are eligible for admission. Holders of NCE with a minimum of merit level passes in Chemistry/Physics, Chemistry/Mathematics or Chemistry/Biology, may also be considered for admission.
DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND PETROLEUM STUDIES
B. Sc. DEGREE PROGRAMME
The Department was established at the Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State in April 2007 as Department of Physics and Energy Studies with Geology and Petroleum Studies (B.Sc. (Hons.) being one of the two degree options. However, in 2012, Geology and Petroleum Studies was made a full department by the university.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME
The Department has a strong commitment to high academic standard of teaching, laboratory practicals, fieldwork, supervised/independent geological mapping exercises. The oil and gas industry is facing key challenges in terms of energy transition, discovery of new oil/gas reservoirs and better understanding of the architecture of existing reservoirs in order to optimize their development. The geology and petroleum studies option at Western Delta University is designed with this in mind. Students will be trained in new concepts, new technologies and new tools in geology and petroleum studies.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The programme is designed to train undergraduates to be professional geologists in government, parastatals, institutions of higher learning, research Institutes, oil and gas industries and consulting organizations in Nigeria and other countries of the world.
Our academic approach focuses on training students by professionals drawn from academia, industry and applied research. Our graduates will be able to implement cutting-edge technologies and the methodologies needed to make decisions for exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbon resources. For this purpose, we provide our students with all the necessary tools: case studies based on real data provided by industry, use of industrial software, and the organization of numerous field trips in geology and geophysics.
In order to realize these main objectives, students are taught in the various aspects of Geology, with emphasis on applied geology subjects such as Drilling, Well Logging and Formation Evaluation, Geological Mapping Exercises, Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology, Petroleum Geology, Stratigraphy, Economic and Mining Geology, Basin Analysis, Petrophysics, Micropaleontology, Geochemistry, Sedimentology, Igneous and Metamorphic Geology, Geophysics, Seismic Techniques and Palynology. On completion of the programme, our students will be ready plug-ins into the oil and gas industry.
Four (4) Year Degree Programme
Candidates seeking admission into B.Sc. Geology and Petroleum Studies must satisfy the University admission requirement i.e. five (5) Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, at not more than two sittings of SSCE/NECO/GCE/OL., UTME subjects are English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.
Three (3) Year Degree Programme
Direct Entry Students, in addition to satisfying the University requirements must have principal passes at HSC/GCE “A”/Level in at least two of the following subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and Physics or equivalent qualification approved by the university. Students with the ND Certificates (Merit or Lower Credit) are eligible for admission.
Candidates wishing to transfer from other universities recognized by the Senate of WDU may be considered for admission at a level not exceeding 200, provided such student meet the minimum departmental requirement.
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND TOXICOLOGY
B.Sc Degree Programme
We live in a world which is becoming increasingly aware of environmental issues to which governments, companies and individuals have to respond. Environmental Management and Toxicology is a multidisciplinary academic field that integrates physical and biological sciences, (including but not limited to ecology, physics, chemistry, biology, soil science, geology, atmospheric science and geography) to the study of the environment, and the solution of environmental problems. Environmental Management and Toxicology provides an integrated, quantitative, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental systems. Related areas of study include environmental studies and environmental engineering. Environmental studies incorporate more of the social sciences for understanding human relationships, perceptions and policies towards the environment. Environmental engineering focuses on design and technology for improving environmental quality in every aspect.
Environmental scientists are trained to address challenging subjects facing our planet today such as understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative energy systems, the depletion of natural resources, pollution of land, air and water, major floods, contaminated land, pollution control and mitigation, natural resource management, and the effects of global climate change. Environmental issues almost always include an interaction of physical, chemical, and biological processes. Environmental scientists bring a systems approach to the analysis of environmental problems. Key elements of an effective environmental scientist include the ability to relate space, and time relationships as well as quantitative analysis. Through a scientific understanding of the past, present and future physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the natural world, students learn how to predict and manage human impacts on the environment.
Environmental Management and Toxicology degree programme in Western Delta University (WDU) is multidisciplinary and is taught with its roots in biological sciences, combing aspects of earth sciences, chemistry, physics, etc. to provide an integrated approach to investigate environmental processes. It equips students with the understanding of both natural environmental processes and strategies for environmental management needed to tackle problems associated with the interaction of humans with the environment. This enables a diverse and up-to-date syllabus to be taught by subject experts within their own areas of expertise, including remote sensing, coastal and estuarine environments, and environmental biology with essential aspects of environmental planning and policy. Biological Sciences is basic to all the courses offered in this programme and this consolidation will unite academic efforts in complimentary areas. The B.Sc. Environmental Management and Toxicology degree programme at Western Delta University (WDU) is unique and will place strong emphasis on students as individuals, offering the flexibility for them to study both a broad range of courses alongside more specialist areas of their choice.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Every industry today realizes the necessity to control environmental pollution resulting from industrial processes. At present these are tackled by chemists, biologists, engineers and others who are not, by training, competent enough to take a holistic view of the environment. The need to generate a trained manpower, who can provide the necessary expertise in environmental issues and who have a basic understanding of the environment in its totality, is being widely felt. Conservation of natural resources like fossil fuels, water, soil, and minerals, protecting biodiversity losses are to be better understood and practiced. In addition, the harnessing of current advanced biotechnological technologies not only to produce biofertilizers, biofuels, pharmaceuticals, etc. but also for pollution control and bioremediation of domestic and industrial effluents and wastes should be encouraged.
It is therefore the cardinal aims and objectives of the Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology in WDU:
a. To deliver a diverse and up to date syllabus taught by experts including remote sensing, coastal and estuarine environments and environmental biology.
b. To inculcate knowledge and understanding in students successively at each level of a five-year degree, developing both tolerable skills in information technology and communication, and subject specific skills in laboratory analysis, field work and site visitation.
c. To produce graduates that would be armed with skills for environmental research geared towards generation of data and benchmarks for the protection of the Nigerian ecosystem.
d. To turn out graduates who would be instrumental in addressing some of the most challenging factors facing the earth, such as environmental pollution, climate change, depletion of natural resources and habitat alteration and fragmentation.
e. To produce graduates that will be useful in environmentally related jobs, teaching, public service, business management, research institutes and the energy industry.
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Environmental Management and Toxicology
Admission into the Five Year Degree Programme
Admission into the programme may be through any of the following modes:
- UME: Candidates should possess SSCE, G.C.E. or NECO (O/Level) or its equivalent with credit passes in at least five subjects which should include English language, Mathematics, Biology or Agricultural Science, Chemistry and Physics or a pass in Physics with a credit pass in Geography at not more than two (2) sittings. In addition to the admission requirements stated above, students seeking admission into the five (5)-year degree programme should enter for the following subjects in UTME: English language, Biology or Agricultural Science, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.
Admission into the Four Year Degree Programme
- Direct Entry: Candidates who fulfils above requirements and who have obtained G.C.E Advanced Level, HSC or equivalent passes in Biology and Chemistry, may be admitted at the 200 level of the programme. A candidate who fulfils normal admission requirements and in addition holds an ND or HND certificate (minimum upper credit) in Health Technology, Agriculture, Geography and other related fields, can be considered for admission into the programme at the appropriate level.
- Transfer Cases: Candidates wishing to transfer from one programme to Environmental Management and Toxicology for some good reason(s) may be considered for absorption at the appropriate level. Any deficiencies in their background should be rectified by taking appropriate courses.
COLLEGE OF SOCIAL & MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
The MASS COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES Programme started in 2007 as the Department of MEDIA STUDIES AND MASS COMMUNICATION which was established in the 2007/2008 academic session in the College of Social and Management Sciences of Western Delta University, Oghara. The duration of the undergraduate degree programme in MASS COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES is four (4) years. At the inception, the Department started with three academic staff members with Dr. M. Osemeke being the Lecturer-in-charge for a brief period. With the appointment of other academic staff on full time as the University grows in years, Dr Ambrose Uchenunu was appointed as the Head of the Department, and academic staff has since grown to Thirteen (13). Students’ population since then increased from 12 to 96.
The philosophy of the Department is based on the urge and aspiration to train and produce Mass Communication professionals who can be depended upon to evolve appropriate policies and methods necessary for the design, operation, and management of the nation’s communication media in line with Nigeria’s national communication policy. Another consideration which instructed this thought is the growth in configuration and the changing perspective of the mass media and Mass Communication and the need to face the challenges of interacting in the New World Order.
In order to achieve this objective, the programme seeks to provide an enabling environment which will make it possible for the provision of appropriate opportunities for students to effectively combine theoretical knowledge with practical skills. It is in consonance with this thinking that we hope to groom and produce effective and creditable students in the new technological age.
There are two entry points into the first degree programme in the Department. These are coded 100 and 200 levels respectively. In addition to the general entry requirements of the university, candidates must satisfy the following specific requirements to qualify for admission into the Department.
- UME ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (100 LEVEL)
S.S.C.E or G.C,E ‘Ordinary Level credit passes in at least five subjects including English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics, two Social Science subjects or two Arts subjects or one Social Science and one Arts subjects combined.
(b) DIRECT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (200 LEVEL)
In addition, to (a) above, candidates must have:
- At least ‘O’ Level grade passes in not less than two social science subjects.
- At least an upper credit at O.N.D in Communication studies and related fields.
- At least a credit or merit in Diploma in Mass Communication offered by this Department.
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
B.SC ECONOMICS PROGRAMME
The Department of Economics offers a four-year degree programme leading to the award of Degree in Economics.
The philosophy of the Department of Economics is that training and education in economics will bring out the best of human capital and material resources; which will foster sustainable growth and development in the Nigeria and international political economies.
To produce quality Economists with entrepreneurial and innovative minds that would be of value in employment and self-employment.
The mission of the economics programme is to produce competent graduates with razor-edge intellectual minds, equipped with critical skills to model real world problems, analyze data and communicate the results effectively to the general public as well as to draw pragmatic policy inferences that would promote Nigeria’s socio-economic development in a globalizing world.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE DEGREE PROGRAMME
- To produce graduates with a deep understanding of the principles of economics
- To produce graduates with a deep appreciation of the application of economic principles to a range of problems and its relevance in a variety of contexts
- To produce intellectual/research minds equipped with qualitative and quantitative analytical tools, knowledge and skills to provide solutions to societal economic problems.
- To produce competent and confident graduates who can effectively cope with decision-making and advisory challenges in both the private and public sectors of the economy.
- To prepare students for vigorous post-graduate and academic pursuits in all areas of economic discipline, related areas or in inter-disciplinary areas that involve economics
- To produce honest and independent minded graduates with the highest ideals of academic excellence and ethical standards, who would aspire to leadership positions in the country.
(a) Four Year B.Sc. Programme– Admission through Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
- possession of Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE), General Certificate of Education (GCE), NECO or their equivalents with at least five Credit Passes in relevant subjects, at not more than two sittings including Mathematics, English and Economics.
- Candidates must have acceptable passes in UTME.
- Candidates must be successful in the post JAMB test/screening if conducted by the university.
(b) Three Year B.Sc. Programme– Direct Entry
- Candidates for Direct Entry Admission shall possess five credits passes in GCE, SSCE, NECO subjects or their equivalents at ordinary level (O/L), and at least two subjects at advanced level (A/L) provided that such passes are not at more than two sittings of the examinations. For emphasis, credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and Economics are required.
DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING
The Department of Accounting was established from inception in 2008. It was under the Department of Banking and Finance with two (2) degree options in Accounting and Banking and Finance. However, during the 2009/2010 academic session, the management of the University changed the Department of Banking and Finance to the Department of Accounting and Finance. The Department presently runs a Four (4) year degree programme leading to the award of B.Sc. Accounting. It will suffice to state that the Department gained full NUC (National Universities Commission) accreditation in the 2011/2012 academic session and again earned NUC accreditation in the 2016/2017 academic session. It has so far graduated Nine (9) sets of students in the 2018/2019 academic session
The philosophy of the department is to give the type of education in Accounting that will bring about the human capital that can manage both material and financial resources efficiently; thereby enhancing sustainable development in the international community.
The mission is to educate and equip students with critical skills to manage public and private funds effectively and efficiently, Department of Accounting and Finance Prospectus 1 to be able to draw pragmatic financial policies and inferences that would lead to socio-economic development in Nigeria and the entire globe.
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE DEGREE PROGRAMME
The Department aims at producing high level personnel that will contribute through research and publications, towards the growth of Accounting knowledge and to add value to the quality of professional financial practice in Nigeria. The programme of the department has Three (3) broad foci as follows:
(a) The continuing search to expand the scope of the application of the Accounting disciplines in order to promote and enhance development. In this regard, the Department will seek to stimulate interest and provide needed leadership in research and experimentation in all branches.
(b) The need for the student/graduate to see himself/herself as a member of the organizational team whose collaborative effort is required in order to achieve organizational objective. This requires that they should have reasonable grounding in all aspects of economics and management in addition to his/her specialization
(c) The need to inculcate the requisite attitude, ethics and skills of professionalism. To this end, student and staff interaction with the everyday practitioner would be encouraged and facilitated to build the necessary Department of Accounting and Finance Prospectus 2 capacity
Admission Requirements for the Four (4) Year B.Sc. Programme:
(i) Senior School Certificate (SSC) from West African Examination School Certificate (WAEC) and National Examination Council (NECO) with credit passes in at least five (5) subjects which should include English Language, Mathematics and Economics (obtained in not more than two (2) sittings, or its equivalent (credits) passes in General Certificate of Education (GCE) at the Ordinary Level (also obtained in not more than two (2) sittings), or equivalent passes in the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE). Merit passes in English Language and Mathematics at Teachers Grade II Certificate Examination may be accepted as equivalent to Credit Passes in West African Senior School Certificate (SSC) or General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level in the same subjects.
(ii) The Untied Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) subjects are:
1. Use of English
4. Plus any other School Science subject.
Admission Requirements for the Three (3) Year Programme:
(i) Requirements as above
(i) above PLUS Two (2) subject at the GCE “A” Level or Higher School Certificate (HSC), One (1) of which should be Economics, Accounting or Business Management and any other social science subjects. In exceptional cases, the following qualifications may also be considered.
(ii) Requirements in A (i) above plus Diploma in Accounting/Banking and Finance or any other relevant areas with a minimum credit pass from a recognized University or Polytechnic.
(iii) A Higher National Diploma (HND) in any relevant subject awarded by a recognized Private, State, Federal Polytechnics or College of Technology.
(iv) A Bachelor’s degree in any subject awarded by a recognized University. (v) An NCE qualification in Accounting or any other social science subject with at least a Merit grade. C. Admission Requirements for the Two (2) Year Programme:
(i) Requirements in A (i) above plus Higher National Diploma in Accounting/Banking and Finance or any other relevant subject (passed with Distinction) from a recognized Polytechnics or College of Technology.
COLLEGE OF LAW
The Law programme is designed to ensure that the graduate of law will have good knowledge of Law, including a clear understanding of the place and importance of Law in Society. All human activities social, economic, political take place within legal framework. It is therefore necessary that the student of Law should also have a broad general knowledge and exposure to other disciplines in the process of acquiring legal education. The programme should introduce students to the general knowledge in Law, acquaint them with principles of judiciary process and legal development, and equip them with the basic tools of legal analysis and methods.
Legal education should act first as a stimulus to stir the student into critical analysis and examination of the prevailing social, economic and political systems of his community and, secondly as an intellectual exercise aimed at studying and assessing the operation, efficacy and relevance of various rules of Law in the society. The curriculum must also ensure that Law is taught as it exists at any given moment, and that every law student will be comparative in his approach to legal studies bearing in mind that there are many systems of Law (Statutory Law, Common Law, Customary Law and Islamic Law)
The aims and objectives of the LL.B Law Degree Programme are therefore:
- To produce Lawyers whose level of education would equip them properly to serve as advisers, solicitors or advocates to government and their agencies, companies, business firms, associations, individuals and families etc.
- Since the activities of government, companies and individuals are expected to be carried out within a legal framework, we always try to ensure the output or end results of the Law programme meet the needs of such institutions, federal, state and local government bodies, various industrial, commercial and mercantile associations as well as various social, family and domestic groups
- To ensure that Law is studied as it functions in society rather than just as rules that have been set and must be applied notwithstanding our Colonial Heritage.
- To offer courses leading to the award of Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree to undergraduate students
- To train and develop Legal Manpower needs of the Country.
- To produce Law graduates who meet international standards and who will be able to undertake further training towards specialisation
The Programme of Law courses in Western Delta University is as contained in the Law BMAS of the National Universities Commission, 2007.