Mineral and Petroleum Resources Engineering is all about wealth resources of
the earth. Resources of the earth consist of oil mineral, solid mineral,
natural gas and groundwater. Mineral and Petroleum Resources Engineering is the
field of study that encompasses all the three state of matter i.e Solid, Liquid
and Gas. Nigeria is one of the richest country in the world, known fully that
the energy that drives a nation is largely conditioned within the earth and to
tap these wealth, Nigeria need technicians and technologists who should be
capable in exploration and exploitation of these resources.
and Petroleum Engineering Department was approved in 2015 by the Rector Dr.
(Mrs) M.K Ladipo. The programme was approved to run in polytechnics by NBTE in
2013 and Yaba College of Technology is the first to start the new programme,
others that are running Mineral Resources Engineering are in the process of
changing nomenclature to reflect the new programme.
department of Mineral and Petroleum Engineering was with the view of producing
technicians and technologists who should be capable of carrying out core
analysis, exploration and exploitation of Geology of the earth, Mining
operations, Mineral processing, Solid mineral exploration, Quarry operation,
Drilling operations, Reservoir evaluation, Well log interpretation, Well
testing, Petroleum production, Natural gas processing, as well as Groundwater
department of Mineral and Petroleum Engineering has four laboratories equipped
with high-tech equipment in Mining Engineering, Mineral processing Engineering,
Geological Engineering and Petroleum Engineering.
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT
goal of the department is to produce technicians and technologists who should be
skillful, intelligible and have interdisciplinary skills upon the successful
completion of the programme.
ND level, the department aim to provide students with solid technical
competence and analytical skills required to solve modern challenges and be
self-sustaining/self-reliance. The knowledge and skills to be achieved through
academic programme by the students are:
understanding of the concepts and principles related to Geology,
Mining,Mineral Processing and Petroleum Engineering as a foundation for
concepts and principles of Mineral and Petroleum Engineering such as mineral
and mining exploration, geological exploration, mineral processing, petroleum
exploration and exploitation.
of groundwater exploration, hydrology as well as oceanography for fresh water
to read and interpret drawings related to field trip, use of equipment and
of various material sciences used in mineral processing, their properties and
to calculate the reserve of solid mineral and oil mineral, data inputs,
manpower requirement and output from production.
of the need of clean environment, safety regulations and industrial accidents preventives
procedures in process industries.
in the use of computers and its application to solve common mineral and
petroleum engineering problems.
of well logging, petroleum production, well testing and drilling control activities
to ensure conformity with standards in mineral and oil industries.