The Department of Polymer and Textile Sciences was created in October 1980
and offers a Five Year degree Programme in Textile Science and Technology. It is based on the three main sciences
of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. In the first year, students will take courses in Chemistry,
Applied Mechanics and Mathematics and thus be able to apply scientific knowledge to the solution of problems
involving both chemical and physical principles.
The course covers all aspects of Polymer and Textile Sciences including fibre science; synthesis and mechanism of formation of polymers, structure and properties of polymers; man-made fibre production, analysis, testing, yarn manufacture, weaving mechanism and fabric structure; non-woven and knitting technology; chemistry and technology of dyeing, printing and finishing; chemistry of dyes and intermediates, textile engineering, design in textiles, economics, production and financial management studies.
Dr. Abu S. Lawal
Head of Department
The Department of Polymer and Textile Sciences shall be a world-class Department comparable to any other, engaged in Textile and Colour research, to serve humanity in all fields of endeavor and practices relevant to the needs of its University and the society.
To advance the frontiers of Textiles and break new grounds, through teaching, research and the dissemination of knowledge of the highest quality: to produce high-level human power and enhance capacity-building in order to meet the needs and challenges of Niagara and the rest of the world.
Career Prospects for Our Textile Graduates
At a particular point in time, the textile industry was one of the largest and the most important single manufacturing industry in Nigeria contributing immensely to the national economy. Fully qualified and experienced textile professionals are comfortably engaged in the textile industry worldwide. This however, does not imply that the textile technologist is restricted purely to the textile industry. Just as other professionals find themselves in the textile industry, textile graduates also integrate quite naturally into other segments of the economy outside the textile industry.
Quite a large proportion of textile technologists are practicing actively in the chemical and allied industries, such as plastics, fine chemicals, pulp and paper, petroleum and petrochemicals, ropes, leather, inks, dyes and pigments, industrial chemicals, fundamental research, applied research and development, clothing, garment and fashion design.
Other textile professionals have found themselves in disciplines far removed from the textile industry. These include: academics, industrial and financial management, banking, hospitals and health management, engineering, education (technology and administration) library and information sciences, politics and environmental protection. The list is almost endless.