ADMINISTRATION, ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS
The Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics is one of the Academic Department in the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of the Nigerian Army University Biu. The Department is administered by the Head of Department in collaboration with the Dean of the faculty and the departmental Board members. The Department has the Departmental Board as the decision making body of the Department with the Head of Department as the Chairman and all Academic Staff as members. The Board takes decisions on all academic matters as directed by the University Senate and Administration. Academic staff are appointed as Level advisers to all students to properly guide them in their academic work and other relevant matters.
The vision of the Nigerian Army University Biu is to become a solution centre in technology, research and development for the promotion of self-reliance, creativity and innovation in addressing the challenges of the Nigerian Army as well as the nation.
The mission is to develop highly skilled military and civilian manpower with distinctive competence capable of providing technological solutions to the problems of the Nigerian Army, the Military and the Nation.
Surveying profession has been revolutionized as a result of Computer Automation and Information Technology. This has affected the methods of data acquisition, data analyses, data presentation and data management; and made every process in surveying to be digital. The training of future Surveyors should not be left out in the process of digitization. The training ingredients, which include: training institutions, Personnel, Equipment and Curriculum should be properly mended to follow the trend.
There is therefore the need to move with the World for the acceptance of our products anywhere in the World. The subject of this proposal is to address the curriculum.
In line with this assertion, the National Universities Commission (NUC) has published a Benchmark Style for Minimum Academic Standard for Surveying and Geoinformatics Degree Programmes. The Surveying and Geoinformatics of this University should be poised to this current curriculum. The National Universities Commission (NUC) Benchmark 2007 and SURCON for Minimum Academic Standard in Surveying and Geoinformatics Degree Programme is aimed at giving students of Surveying and Geoinformatics in various Universities a uniform training in such a way that trained surveyors’ world over will have no problem in practicing the profession anywhere.
The Programme is designed on curriculum based on the current NUC Minimum Academic Standard for surveying and Geoinformatics Degree Programme and contributions of the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON). It is also in line with other surveying degree-awarding institutions that have changed their curriculum to tally with the new name of Surveying Programmes and Departments; “Surveying and Geoinformatics”.
The Department is therefore forwarding this curriculum to the Committee of Studies of the School of Environmental Science for consideration and onward transmission to the Academic Planning Unit and the Senate of Nigerian Army University Biu.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE DEPARTMENT
The underlying philosophy of this Programme is the training of Surveyors with sound theoretical knowledge of environmental engineering, scientific, technological and professional aspects of the survey profession in Nigeria.
OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT
- To give the student a broad engino-technological background that will enable the Students cope with the change in this rapidly changing technology-based discipline.
- To produce graduates who will be leaders of the profession in this country in areas such as Land Information Management, cadastral practice and geodetic science.
- To produce graduates who will be able to adapt technology to the needs of the Local Environment.