At the beginning of the 2004/2005 academic session, more Engineering Programmes and Applied Sciences Programmes were added to already existing programmes. These additions gave birth to Petroleum Engineering and Chemical Engineering Programmes in October 2004 under one Department. However, Petroleum Engineering became a full- fledged Department in the 2007/2008 Academic Session. It is a 5-year (10 semesters) Programme that leads to the award of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), B.Eng (Hons), in Petroleum Engineering for successful students. General Engineering courses are taught in the first four semesters, while core Petroleum Engineering courses are taught in the last six semesters. The major areas of concentration are Reservoir Engineering, Drilling and Production Engineering and Formation Evaluation. The 400-level students embark on Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) which involves six months of industrial training, starting immediately after the Alpha Semester.