Undergraduate Program

Urban And Regional Planning (B.Urp)

Introduction

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning of this great university is one of the five departments created in June, 2023. The Department is very key to all human developmental activities in both urban and rural settlements. As the manager of the built environment, Town Planning is seen as the art and science of organizing and directing various land uses for effective, functional, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing human environment  The scope of planning is extensive and intensive and to achieve the aim of planning which are listed below, a Planner must be dynamic in thought and action aiming at:

  1. Promoting accessibility;
  2. Employing and utilizing resources as economically as possible;
  3. Separating obnoxious uses from residential areas and encourage the cooperation of compatible uses;
  4. Carrying out and developing the environment in as harmonious and as pleasant  manner as it is practicable taking into consideration the workability of all component parts; and
  5. Information on direction, magnitude, and dynamics of development.

The pioneering staff of the department is Dr L.O. Ibrahin before other four staff joined the Department kick start the first semester of 2023/2024 academic session. Also the total pioneering students of the Department stood at 11.

Our Vision
Our Mission
Aims & Objectives
Admission Requirement
Graduation Requirements

To become a centre of excellence in research and development in the application of science and technology to human settlement planning and governance.

The Department seeks to train and produce skilled personnel who are both academically sound and professionally competent to handle the challenges of human settlements in the 2l century and beyond.

The aim of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning programme is to train students that are current in the application technology to manage the dynamic urban and rural settlements for sustainable development covering the entire human activities in space.

Objectives:

The objectives of the Degree Programme are to:

  1. Provide conducive learning environment for the training of students at all levels (Undergraduate and Postgraduate);
  2. Encourage teamwork amongst staff within and outside the Department for crossferti1ization of ideas;
  3. Liaise with the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners and Town Planners Registration Council (NITP/TOPREC) for the sustainable development of curriculum to meet the required standards and changing needs of the nation;
  4. Continue to encourage interaction with practitioners, those in private and public sectors, through workshops, conferences and seminars to ensure proper blend of academic knowledge with the practice outside; and
  5. Network with other institutions within and outside the Country in Research and Information sharing.
  • There are two modes of admission into the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning which are UTME and  Direct Entry (DE).

    2.1 United Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME):

    All candidates seeking admission into the Department through UTME must have obtain the required JAMB university cut-off mark, and  pass the prescribed University screening that includes five credits at SSCE/GCE O/L or its equivalent in English Language, Mathematics, Geography, Economics and any other one subjects from the following: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science and Technical Drawing in not more than two sittings.

    2.2 Direct Entry (DE):

    In addition to meeting the UTME requirements above, holder of National Diploma (ND) in Urban and Regional planning may be consider for 200L and holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) in Urban and Regional planning may also be considered into 300 Level of the programme with minimum of lower credit.

    1. Programme Duration

    Urban and Regional planning is a five year Degree Programme leading to the award of Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (BURP) after the fulfilment of the departmental requirements for graduation which are as follows:

    Candidate through UTME are to spend minimum of five (5) academic sessions or ten semester and maximum of 7½ session (15 semesters), and for 200L DE candidates are to spend four (4) academic sessions or eight (8) semesters and maximum of six (6) academic sessions or twelve (12) semesters. While for 300L DE candidates three (3) academic sessions (6 semesters) and maximum of 4½ academic sessions (9 semesters);

For a student to be eligible for graduation and award of BURP in Urban and Regional Planning, 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).