In order to qualify for normal entry to a Master of Science in Materials Chemistry Degree Programme in the Department of Chemical Technology, a prospective student must satisfy the Entry Regulations specified in the General and Faculty of Science and Technology Regulations.
At least a good first degree in Chemistry, Chemical Technology or Material Science from any university recognized by Midlands State University.
The Master of Science in Materials Chemistry Degree programme hopes to achieve the following objectives:-
- Develop knowledge and understanding of material preparation and characterization
- Ability to use principles of nanotechnology to design systems capable of purifying water, in drug delivery and other related areas
- Understanding and implementation of quality management systems in manufacturing industries and chemical laboratories
- Develop an understanding of the process and stages involved in production of metallic materials, ceramics and polymers as well as adhesives.
- Use appropriate research methods to develop a wide range of fuels from natural resources such as coal as well as waste materials
- Develop new chemical technologies that enhance efficiencies and outputs of the chemical industry
- Produce professionals who are competent and innovative and capable to create employment for themselves.
- Create new business ventures in the chemical industry
- Develop research and innovative skills which are lead to production of goods and services
After completing the programme graduates will be open to the following opportunities;
- work as material chemists in metal processing, polymers, adhesives, ceramics and hybrid materials industries
- work in the material industry as a technical business analysts, production managers, product development chemists/managers, quality controllers or quality assurance managers
- Work in research and development Departments in industry and research institutes
- start a material manufacturing business.
- PhD opportunities the at lead to lectureship and research in universities