Undergraduate Program

Building

Introduction

Building department is one of the five departments that makes up of the faculty of environmental science. It was established in June, 2023 with two pioneer academic staffs (BLDR Adoke Ismail Ibrahim and Mr Clement Ilemona Egwuda). The first set of students admitted into the department during the 2023/2024 academic session was nine (9) students.

1.1 Philosophy

The thinking underlying training in Building technology is to develop and advance the science, technology, practices and management of construction, operation, maintenance and deconstruction of buildings. The programme exposes students to cutting edge skills in building assembly/construction techniques, building construction and maintenance processes such as site management, financial management, building production and maintenance management, building structures, building development and redevelopment, materials production and usage.

The graduates of the programme are expected to play a leading role in solving national problems and advancing Nigeria technologically through innovations in building techniques, processes and management. In essence, the building graduate will, among other things, receive training in the science and technology of building, as well as in creative and knowledgeable approach to the managerial functions needed to define, assemble, coordinate and control the technological, economic, human and material resources involved in building production, maintenance and deconstruction processes.

The Building programme requires diverse skills and is concerned with the provision and analysis of information for a variety of decision-making and resource allocation purposes relating to the built environment and improvements of it. It involves courses in building assembly/construction techniques, construction building process in the areas of management, contract management, financial management, building development, redevelopment and maintenance as well as the solution of related multifaceted problems.

Our Vision
Our Mission
Aim and Objectives
Admission Requirement
Graduation Requirements

To be a department where world class high level professionals are trained and equipped for the construction industry in the area of construction technology and materials, building production management, building structures, building services, project management and building maintenance.

To produce a world class builders that can fully compete with their peers professionals in the construction industry.

Degree Offered: B.Tech  Building

 

The aim of this building degree programme is to train competent graduates in building construction process and its management.

The specific objectives of the programme are to:

  1. Produce graduates with competence in the science, technology and management of building production, maintenance, deconstruction and with generalized knowledge of information and computer technology (ICT) as well as other allied professions to be able to relate effectively well in the building delivery process and integrate and translate disparate inputs of other construction industry professionals to the actual production of the building;
  2. Enable the student develop his/her intellectual, analytical and critical abilities in order to control the technological, economic, human and material resources involved in the building production, maintenance and deconstruction process;
  • Equip the students with the ability to locate, extract and analyse, translate, integrate and use data from multiple sources such as drawings and other contract documents including capacity to comprehend the environmental, social, economic and technological contexts underlying design and construction in the built environment;
  1. Produce value-driven and entrepreneurially sound graduates who are both technically competent and socially responsible to the society for the safety of men and structures both at the construction stages and during the eventual use of the building through emphasis on health and safety, quality management and economy in the process and methodology of building production;
  2. Produce graduates who will acquire skills and consequently render specialized services in any or some of the focal areas of the building profession such as building production management, maintenance management, condition survey, construction planning, construction methodology, project health and safety, and project quality management; and
  3. To produce graduates who can advance postgraduate research in all aspects of building which include construction management, building maintenance management, building structures, construction technology and building services.
  • Admission into Building Programme may be through any of the following modes:

    • UTME

    In addition to acceptable JAMB scores, candidates must have obtained five O/L credit passes which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other one from the following: Building Construction, Land Surveying, Fine Arts, Technical Drawing, Economics, Geography, and Biology.

    2,2 Direct Entry Admission: A candidate who fulfils normal admission requirements above and in addition holds an HSC, GCE Advanced Level, IJMB, and or a National Diploma (ND) with lower credit in Building, Civil Engineering or related disciplines may be admitted into the 200 level of the programme. In addition, holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) in Building, Civil Engineering or similar related qualifications with upper credit may be placed at 300 level of study. Taking appropriate courses may rectify any deficiencies in a candidate’s background.

  • Total minimum credit required for graduation is 150, 120 and 90 for students admitted through UTME, ND/HSC/GCE Advanced Level (direct Entry) and HND (direct entry) modes respectively. Candidates must pass all the compulsory courses to be awarded a degree.

    The minimum recommended duration of the Building degree programme is ten (10) academic semesters for UTME entry mode students, eight (8) academic semesters for 200LEVEL direct entry and six (6) semesters for HND direct entry admission candidates. The maximum programme duration is fifteen (15) semesters for UTME, twelve (12) semesters for 200 Level direct entry and nine (9) semesters for 300 Level direct entry candidates respectively.

    1. For a student to be eligible for graduation and award of . B.Tech (Hons) Building,l he/she must satisfy all he GST, core and elective courses as prescribed by the Department. He/she must in addition undergo the Student work Experience Programme (SWEP) for one month and the three months Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).