DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING
The Department of Building is one of the five academic departments under the Faculty of Environmental Science. The Department commenced fully in the 2018/2019 Academic session. In 2018/2019 the Department registered 9 students. For the 2019/2020 Academic session the Department registered a total of sixty-nine students. Eight 200 levels students and Sixty – one 100 Level students.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE DEPARTMENT
The underlying philosophy of Building Department is to develop and advance the science and practices of building. Building Technology involves building assembly/construction technology and techniques, buildability and maintainability analysis, building construction process and methodology in the areas of site management, contract management, financial management, building production and maintenance. A Building Technology graduate is therefore expected to devote substantial part of their lives to solving national problems of how to make Nigeria technologically truly independent and break new grounds in all aspects of building techniques, building production management, construction processes and building maintenance.
Admission to the Department can be satisfied by meeting the general University admission requirements as well as passing the relevant Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent in the relevant subjects. A candidate can be admitted to higher levels by meeting the basic and other requirements as stated below.
ADMISSION TO 100 LEVEL
Admission to this level is by the general entrance examination organized by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). To be eligible for admission, candidates must pass the SSCE or its equivalent at credit levels passed in not less than five subjects and in not more than two sittings in Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry and any one subject from Biology, Technical Drawing, Economics, Geography, Building Construction, Land Surveying, Bricklaying, and Block Laying.
ADMISSION TO 200 LEVEL
Candidates for direct entry to 200 level should have IJMB, HSC, GCE (A) level or its equivalent with passes in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. In addition, candidates must satisfy the general entry requirements for admission to 100 level as listed above: Holders of National Diploma (OND/HND) or its equivalent in Building, Architecture, Quantity Surveying and Civil Engineering may be considered for direct entry to 200 level provided that they obtained Upper Credit and the subject passed at least in any two of the following, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, and other Science courses offered at ND/HND level. Holders of IJMB must obtain a minimum of 10 points in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. All admissions must satisfy the entry requirement for 100 level.
The minimum duration of the Bachelor of Technology Degree Programme in Building is five years for candidates admitted to 100 level. The whole of the 2nd Semester fourth year is devoted to Student’s Industrial Work Experience Scheme II (SIWES). However, candidates with ‘A’ levels/Diploma in Building/related disciplines may spend a minimum of four years depending on the mode of entry.