Department of Civil Engineering


Programme Philosophy

In consonance with the national goals and objectives of industrialisation and self reliance, the undergraduate Civil Engineering programme is geared towards: early broad based training in general engineering and technology; the development of a thorough engineering practice after training; practical application of Civil Engineering in meeting the basic human needs; and close association of the programme with engineering industries in the country. Graduates of the Civil Engineering programme should have acquired high academic standards with adequate practical background to be of immediate value to industry and the nation in general.

The programme is structured in such a way that students will have the opportunity to take courses that will provide a basic understanding of all areas of Civil Engineering practice while they can concentrate on any of the following options in the final year: Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering and Construction Engineering.

Programme Objectives

The objectives of the programme are to:

  • Develop in the students the ability to use their accumulated technical knowledge, sense of analysis and creative design abilities in various ways that can contribute to the development of a more satisfying life and environment for the country and for all mankind
  • Produce leaders, both in creativity and adaptability in the planning, design, evaluation and analysis of technological innovation for improving the quality of the environment and of life generally in response to the ever changing goals and needs of the Nigerian society
  • Produce graduates that have entrepreneurial skills for self employment in the Civil Engineering profession.
  • Lay the foundation on which students can proceed to further studies in specialized aspects of Civil Engineering practice or multi-disciplinary areas involving Civil and Environmental Engineering.