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DEPARTMENTS AND THEIR HEADS
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering: is headed by Engr. Nuraini Sunusi Ma’aji is an Electrical Engineer who did his undergraduate studies at Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil, his MSc in Energy System Engineering at Cyprus International University, Cyprus. He started his professional career in 2013 at the National Youth Service Corps where he served with the Federal Capital Development Authority, Abuja Nigeria. In the year 2015, he joined … Read More
Department of Civil Engineering: is headed by Engr. Abdullahi Musa, the current acting Head of Department was born on 8th October, 1984 in Bauchi town of Bauchi State. He attended Kofar Wase Primary School Bauchi, from 1990-1996, Government College Toro from 1996-2002, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, from 2004-2010 and 2013-2017 where he obtained B. Eng Civil Engineering and M. Eng Structural Engineering respectively.
Engr. Abdullahi Musa is registered with the following professional bodies: Council for the Regulation of Engineering (COREN), Corporate Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE), Corporate Member, Nigerian Institution for Civil Engineers (MNICE) and Member, International Association of Engineers (MIAE).
He has authored about ten (10) articles published in peer reviewed journals and attended four (4) conferences.
He is happily married and blessed with four (4) children. He enjoys reading and travelling.
BRIEF SUMMARY ON DEPARTMENT CIVIL ENGINEERING
The Department of Civil Engineering was established and started academic activities at the College of Education Waka Biu in the 2018/2019 Academic session with seven (7) staff and fifty-three (53) students before moving to the newly commissioned Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences at the University permanent site in January 2020. Presently, the Department have students from 100-500 level lectures are still being held at Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences in the Permanent site.
There are currently sixteen (16) staff and a total of one hundred and eighty (180) students from various levels of the Departments as detailed below:
- Two (2) Professors, One (1) Lecturer I, four (4) Lecturer II and four (4) Assistant Lecturers.
- Two (2) Academic Staff of Department are on study fellowship.
- Three (3) Technologist (One (1) Technologist I and two (2) technologist II).
- 2 non- academic staff (One Admin Officer and One Admin Assistant).
Civil Engineering is broader than most of the other engineering programmes and it is often divided into the following specialized areas: Geotechnical engineering, Transportation and Highway engineering, Construction engineering, Hydraulic engineering, Sanitary engineering, and Structural engineering. Included in the study of civil engineering are courses in environmental engineering that are directly related to the solution of hazardous waste and pollution problems, to providing potable and economical water supply systems, and to maintaining a safe environment.
To produce graduates with high academic standard with adequate practical background and of immediate value to industry and the nation in general in the discipline of civil engineering and technology to meet the international best practice.
To achieve the national goals and objectives of industrialization and self-reliance through:
- The development of a thorough practice in – training
- Early broad-based training in general engineering and technology
- Practical application of Engineering, Technology and construction processes
- Close association of the programme with industries in the country.
- AIM AND OBJECTIVES
The aim of running Civil Engineering programme is to produce graduates who are to function effectively in public service and industries.
Objectives: – The programme has the under listed objectives:
- To produce graduates with the ability and expertise to conduct and lead research in different aspects of Civil Engineering which in turn be beneficial to meeting the local, national and global need of the society.
- To train graduates in Civil Engineering who can cope with the demands of the industry and other sectors of the Nigerian economy.
- To provide the undergraduate students with adequate theoretical knowledge of the Civil Engineering and its related fields.
- To provide high quality Civil Engineering graduates with the range of knowledge and skills to be able to impact positively and provide solution to problems in various fields of human endeavor locally, nationally and globally.
- To empower undergraduate students with practical knowledge of entrepreneurial related areas of Civil Engineering, to make them (upon graduation) self-employed and job creators.
UTME Entry: To be qualified for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) admission into 100 level, the candidate must have UTME passes in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and English language and five SSCE / GCE ‘O’ level credit passes in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English language and any one of the following science subject (Further Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Geography, Biology, Computer Studies and Agricultural Science).
Direct Entry: To be qualified for direct entry to Civil Engineering Programme, the candidate must have at least two GCE ‘A’ level passes in Mathematics and Physics and five (5) SSCE / GCE ‘O’ level credit passes including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and English language and any other science subject. Holders of ND or equivalent are admitted to 200 level on the condition that they possess minimum of lower credit and five ‘O’ level credits in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English language and any science subject.
Holders of IJMB must obtain a minimum of 10 points in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
The degree to be awarded is B. Eng Civil Engineering. In order to be qualified, a candidate must satisfy the normal University conditions governing the award of degree in Nigerian Universities by National Universities Commission (NUC) and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). All courses (including the prescribed General Studies Courses) must be taken and passed. The student must have accumulated the required minimum number of credit unit of 192 for UTME candidates and 162 for DE candidates as specified by department and approved by the University Senate.
The first year for UTME entry students (100 Level) is spent in the school of Science. This constitutes the Pre-degree Programme. Affiliation for the professional studies with the department, therefore, commences at the second year (200 level). The second year is designed to keep all students of the School of Engineering together, as they take fundamental courses in engineering. The students undergo 8 weeks of Student Work Experience Programme, (SWEP), after the second year. In the third year, 300 level, the students start to take specialized courses in civil engineering. The areas of specialization for the Programme are as follows:
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering
- Structural Engineering
- Transportation Engineering
- Public Health and Environmental Engineering.