A Brief History of The Department

The Department emerged from the creation of the Faculty of Engineering in June 1985 in line with the aims of the University to develop courses in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology to meet the nation’s planning objectives and manpower needs.  At inception, foundation students took foundation courses with Science in the Faculty of Science and had their practical demonstrations under instructors, lecturers and facilitators from other Universities and engineering centres of excellence.
The Philosophy

The Philosophy of the Department is derived from the developmental philosophy of the University in identifying and helping to solve the developmental problems of the state through training, research and services.  In furtherance of this objective, the Department harmonizes her vision with the Faculty of Engineering towards producing engineers for the industrialization of the nation.

The Objectives and Mission Statement

The Engineering programmes are designed to meet the overall Faculty objectives and the following specific objectives:

(a)     To equip the graduate with adequate basic engineering principles that would enable them to cope with the challenges of a developing country like Nigeria;

(b)     To enable the graduate easily relate to every engineering discipline and clearly identify his interface with them;

(c)     To give the graduate the opportunity of being familiar with the different specialization in Engineering;

(d)     To give a broad sense instruction and training required for designing, manufacturing, installation and construction processes.

(e)     To enable the graduate diagnose problems in his immediate environment and prescribe engineering solutions;

(f)      To equip the graduate for further studies in any desired specialization;

(g)     To enable the graduate work with other colleagues on viable projects, this is to promote effective communication among collaborative engineering graduates; and

(h)     To encourage graduate to employ the modern computational aids in solving problems.

 

General Services and Academic Programmes

The Head of Department is the organizational head, the chair of Departmental Board and Chief Examiner in all examinations. Departmental affairs are managed through the Committee system. The Department offers undergraduate courses leading to the award of B.Eng. in Civil Engineering for successful students that completed their 5 year course of studies in the Department.

Admission Requirements and Entry Qualifications

UME and POST-UME Requirements: 5 (five) credit passes in SSC examination, GCE O/L or equivalent obtained in only one sitting, including English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics plus acceptable level of performance in the University Matriculation Examination (UME) and Post-UME test in these subjects.

Direct Entry Requirements: 5 (five) credit passes in SSC examination, GCE O/L or equivalent obtained in only one sitting, including English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and obtained passes at the GCE A` Level or equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (pure and applied). Candidates with A level passes in Mathematics and Physics and O level pass in Chemistry may be admitted or obtained National Diploma (ND) with at least Upper Credit in relevant field.

All candidates must have the basic qualification of at least 5 credit passes at SSCE/WASC/GCE O Level/NECO Examination in not more than one sitting.

Pre-degree placement: 5 (five) credit passes in SSC examination, GCE O/L or equivalent obtained in only one sitting, including English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics plus acceptable level of performance in the UNAD Faculty of Science Pre-degree placement Examination in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and English Language.

 

Registration of Courses, Enrollment and Duration of Study

The Department undergraduate programme can be completed through a 5 year course of studies in the Department. See the regulations on course registration and enrollment for full details.

 

Requirements for Course Work And Minimum Units To Graduate

PROGRAMME DEGREE AWARD MINIMUM NUMBER OF UNITS FOR GRADUATION
    UME D/E
Civil Engineering B.Eng 203 167