DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Welcome to the Department of Environmental Management

1.1       INTRODUCTION     

Since the United Nations Conference on Human Environment held in Stockholm, Sweden in 1972 and the United Nations Conference on Development and Environment held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992, the environmental conscience of global, national, sub regional, local and non governmental organizations (NGOs), was rekindled to the environmental fallouts of man’s development efforts.  It finally dawned on mankind that scientific and technological improvement  has left negative externalities in its train.  The complexity of the nature of environmental degradation demands the training of a corp of highly skilled manpower equipped from a multi-disciplinary perspective, not only to ameliorate the fallouts of our technological advancement, but also more importantly to highlight the environmental impacts of our various developmental endeavours with a view to minimizing the effects and maximizing the gains of modern science and technology.

 

In view of the above a formal training on how to manage the scientific and technological impacts of human activities and excesses on the environment gave birth to this relatively new discipline called “Environmental Management”.

 

The programme started in the year 2001, when approval for the commencement of the Faculty of Environmental Science was obtained.  The first intake was made in 2001/2002 academic session.

 

1.2       THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME

The philosophy of the programme is the training of personnel from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds, to the highest academic standards in the identification and resolution of environmental issues.

 

1.3       OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

            Accordingly, the main objectives are:

  • to acquire sufficient and relevant academic and technical knowledge and skill for dealing with the problems of our environment.
  • to acquire through practical field exposure and laboratory analysis, the multidisciplinary perspectives that bear on enlightened application of the problems of environmental management.
  • to develop the skill to work as a team in order to achieve multidisciplinary synthesis for tackling the problems that emanate in the use of natural resources, as well as to achieve sustainable development in various aspects of human endeavours.
  • to develop skills for environmental auditing and/or building up reliable geographic information system that leads to enlightened environment-based policy and decision-making processes.
  • to develop in students a wide range of useful competencies in public, private or self-employment.

 1.4       MISSION STATEMENT

To train well-equipped personnel on the complexities of man-development-environment relationships to meet future challenges.

 

1.5       DEGREE IN VIEW

The nomenclature of the degree to be awarded is B.Sc. Environmental Management (B.Sc. Env. Mgt).

2.0       ACADEMIC PROGRAMME

2.1       Basic Admission Requirements

            There are three forms of entry requirements:

(i)            Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UNTME): Candidates seeking admission through UNTME must possess a minimum of  five (5) credit passes in   Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) or General Certificate of Education (GCE) or their equivalent ordinary level (O’level) credits passes in  English language, Chemistry, Mathematics, and any other two subjects chosen from the Biology, Agricultural Science, Physics, Geography, Economics or any other pure science or social science based subjects obtained in not more than two sittings. Subjects to be taken in UNTME are English language, Chemistry and Mathematics with any of the following; Physics, Economics, Biology, Geography or Agricultural Science.

(ii)           Direct Entry:  The basic O’level entry requirements of the University with credit level passes in five relevant subjects as stated in 2.1(i), in not more than two sittings.  Plus at least two Advanced level (A’level) passes in Chemistry and any one subject from Biology, Agricultural Science, Physics, Mathematics and Economics.

(iii)         ‘Mature’ Student:   Holders of Ordinary National Diploma (OND)/National Certificate of Education (NCE) with minimum of upper credit in any of the following – Agriculture, Forestry, Wildlife, Fisheries Management, Environmental Studies, Geography or related fields from recognized institutions may be considered for Direct Entry into 200 level, provided they satisfy in addition, the basic O’level entry requirements of the University with credit level passes in five relevant subjects, as stated in 2.1(i), in not more than two sittings.

 

2.2       MINIMUM GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management (B.Sc. Environmental Management) a student:

  • must have spent a minimum of 4 or 5 years on the programme, depending on the year of entry,
  • must have passed all the University Compulsory courses,
  • must have passed all departmental and faculty core courses and required electives,
  • should not have spent more than two years and six months in excess of the prescribed minimum periods for the award of the degree,
  • should not have less than FCGPA of 1.0 at the end of the Programme.
  • must have successfully completed a semester of Industrial Work Experience (SIWES) in a recognized and approved organization; a report of which must be submitted, in a bound typewritten form at the end of the exercise.
  • must have passed AfriHub/NAU UMITT examination.

 2.3       COURSE REQUIREMENT

In order to achieve the objective stated above, the programme needs to emphasize core areas. This will ensure the acquisition of desired competence on completion of the programme.  The course requirements are of different categories, namely core or compulsory, elective or optional courses.  A core course must be taken and passed by all students before they can be awarded a degree.  Elective courses consist of a wide range of courses from which students must select a given number, which they must pass before they can be awarded a degree.  Students of the department would be required to take and pass ten credit hours of General Studies in the first year, made up of six credits in the first semester and four in the second semester. The first year students would be required to take 24 credit hours of inter-faculty courses, 10 credit hours of departmental courses.  The total credit hours required for a first year student is a maximum of 48 credit hours.

 

In the second year of study, the student is required to take 42 credit hours on the whole, with 22 credit hours  in  the semester and  20 in the second semester. The 42 credit hours comprise, twelve credit hours of inter-faculty courses, four credit hours of intra-faculty courses, twenty – six  credit hours of departmental courses: Direct entry students are required to take one GS course in each semester, to make up 46 credit hours.

 

In the third year of study, the students are required to take 40 credit hours on the whole, 18 credit hours in the first semester and 22 credit hours in the second semester.  In the first semester of the third year, the students are not required to take any inter-faculty.  They are required to take two credit hours of intra-faculty courses and sixteen credit hours of compulsory departmental courses and two credit hours of electives.  In the second semester, students are required to take two credit hours of inter-faculty courses, eighteen credit hours of compulsory departmental courses and two credit hours of elective courses.

 

In the fourth year of study, the students are required to take 26 credit hours on the whole. Twenty credit hours in the first semester and 6 credit hours in the second semester.  In the first semester of the fourth year, students are required to take 4 credit hours of inter-faculty compulsory courses, 14 credit hours of compulsory departmental courses and two credit hours of elective courses.  In the second semester, students are required to undertake one semester of Students Industrial Works Experience (SIWES) programme.

 

The SIWES is allocated 6 credit hours.  Students with carryover courses of 12 credit hours or more are not qualified to participate in the SIWES.

 

In the fifth year of study, the students are required to take 38 credit hours, 18 credit hours in the first semester and 20 credit hours in the second semester.  In the first semester, the 18 credit hours comprise two credit hours of inter faculty courses, 14 credit hours of compulsory departmental courses and two credit hours of elective courses.  In the second semester of the final year, the twenty credit hours comprise two credit hours of intra-faculty course, sixteen credit hours of compulsory departmental courses and two credit hours of elective courses.  Of the sixteen credit hours of compulsory departmental courses, six credit hours are allocated to their original research project.  The five-year programme structure is summarized in table 1.

 

Table 1:         Programme Structure For 5-Years Programme  

 

Category of Courses

Credit Hours

100 Level

200 Level

300 level

400 level

500 level

Total

1st

2nd

1st

2nd

1st

2nd

1st

2nd

1st

2nd

 

General Studies  (GS)

6

4

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

10

Inter-Faculty Courses

12

12

10

2

0

2

4

-

2

-

44

Intra-Faculty Courses

-

-

2

2

2

-

-

-

-

2

8

Compulsory Departmental Course

4

6

10

16

16

18

14

6

14

16

118

 

EFS1

 

EFSII

 

EFSIII

 

SIWES

 

ORP

 

Electives

-

-

-

-

2

2

2

-

2

2

10

 

22

22

22

20

18

22

20

6

18

20

 

Total

44

42

40

26

38

190

4- Years Programme

10

42

40

26

38

156

*Direct entry students are required to take one GS course in each semester.

Note:  EFSI, EFSII, EFSIII   =          Environmental Field Course Studies (100-300 Levels)

            SIWES                       =          Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme

            ORP                           =          Original Research Project.

 

University Compulsory Courses

4 Years Programme

5 Years Programme

General Studies

10

10

Inter-Faculty Course

42

44

Intra-Faculty Courses

40

8

Compulsory Departmental

26

118

Courses Electives

38

10

 

156

190

For the 4 years and 5 years programmes a student is required to take a total of 156 credit hours and 190 credit hours respectively, before graduation.

 

2.4       TRANSFER

Transfer from other Universities or intra-University transfers would be treated on their individual merits and subject to the University guidelines on transfer cases.

 

2.5       DURATION OF PROGRAMME

The Bachelor of Science Programme in Environmental Management shall last for a minimum period of 10 semesters, that is five academic sessions for UME entrants; and 8 semesters, that is four academic sessions for direct entry students.  However, any student who fails to graduate within the minimum duration, is granted an extension of two and half extra academic sessions.  This extension period is not automatic, it is granted through a written permission from the University Senate.  If a student fails to graduate within this stipulated period, such a student must leave the University without a degree.

 

 2.6       SUB-DIVISION OF COURSES INTO LECTURE-TUTORIAL-PRACTICAL

All students in the department shall take a minimum of 18 credit hours and a maximum of 24 credit hours per semester.  If a student has excess credit hours to take, it is only on special Senate dispensation that such a student is permitted to take extra credit hours.  Field trips, tutorials and practicals are part of teaching and learning in the department.

 

2.7       COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM AND CORE AREAS

2.7.1   Course Numbering System

Each course in the programme is designated by three letters followed by three-digit numbers.  The course code for Environmental Management is ‘EVM’.  The three-digit numbers follow the course code.  The first digit indicates the level of year of study at which the course is offered.  The second digit indicates the core area and the third digit indicates the order of the course in sequence of the courses in the same core area.

 

2.7.2   Core Areas

The core areas of study in the programme and their code numbers are given below:

Core Area

Code Numbers

*   Practical/Field course/Impact Studies

0

*   Psychology, Sociology /Nature of  the Environment 

1

*   Environmental Resources/Ecology

2

*   Environmental Knowledge Applications

3

*   Regional and Physical Environmental Courses

4

*   Developmental Processes affecting the Environment

5

*   Philosophy and methodology of Environmental Management

6

*   Environmental Institutions/Environmental Hazards/Ecological Disasters

7

*   Quantitative Methods in Environmental Planning/Environmental

    Analysis and Assessment Methods.

8

*   Original Research Project

9

 

3.0       EXAMINATION, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION CRITERIA AND MODERATION OF EXAMINATION

 

3.1       Examination

Examinations are conducted to evaluate students’ performance at the end of each semester.  To be eligible for any end-of-course examination, students must duly be registered for the course.  Any course registered must be taken and passed.  All compulsory courses at any given level must be registered and taken in the end-of-semester examination.  It is only on serious medical cases that a student may be exempted from an examination and this should be reported to the Head of Department with a medical report from the Doctor, within 24 hours from the time of admission in the hospital.  If a student fails to comply with this regulation, such a student should carry the course over to the next academic session and re-register it.  All failed courses should be registered first, before any new course.  Registration should be done at the beginning of each new session.

 

To qualify to be part of the end-of-course examination a student must have attended at least 75% of the lectures and practical.

 

3.2       PERFORMANCE EVALUATION CRITERIA

            Students’ performance shall be assessed through:

  • Written examination
  • Continuous assessments

 

The time allowed for written examination shall not normally exceed three hours and not less than one hour.  All 100 level courses should be either multiple choice questions or short fill-in-gap questions.  A minimum of 50 and a maximum of 100 such questions should be set for a course at the 100 level.

 

Continuous assessment is based on intra-semester examination or quizzes, term papers, compulsory practicals and/or assignments.  All grades in continuous assessment shall range from 20% to 40% of the students’ overall performance in the course in a semester, while written examination shall be graded from 60% to 80% as the case may be.  Practical oriented courses shall be graded accordingly.  All examination papers (theory and practical) shall be graded with a minimum pass mark of 40%, except otherwise directed by the Faculty.

 

Students’ performance during the semester shall be graded on 5 point grading system.  This is shown on table 2.

 

Table 2:  Grading System

Percentage Score

Grade

Grade Point (GP)

Remark

70 – 100%

60 – 69%

50 – 59%

45 – 49%

40 – 44%

0 – 39%

A

B

C

D

E

F

5

4

3

2

1

0

Excellent

Very good

Average

Below Average

Pass

Failure

 

The final degree a student obtains will be classified using the final cumulative grade point average (FCGPA) as shown in table 3.

 

Calculation of Grade Point Average (GPA):  GPA is derived by dividing total quality points per semester by the total Credit Units for that semester i.e. åTQP/TC  =  GPA. 

CGPA is derived by dividing total quality points per session (including 1st and 2nd semesters) by the total credit units for that session.  i.e. åTQP/åTC  =  CGPA.

FCGPA applies to the entire period of study.  This is shown in table 3.

 

Table 3:  Final Cumulative Grade Point Average and Class of Degree

Final Cumulative Grade Point Average

Class of Degree

4.50 – 5.00

First Class Honours

3.50 – 4.49

Second Class (Upper)

2.40 – 3.49

Second Class (Lower)

1.50 – 2.39

Third Class

1.00 – 1.49

Pass

 

 

3.3       MODERATION OF EXAMINATION

All question papers for the 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500 levels shall be moderated internally by selected members of Departmental Examinations’ Board (DEB). The final semester examination (degree examination shall be moderated by the DEB and the EXTERNAL Examiner). The External Examiner shall assess the quality of the students’ performance as well as the overall standard of the courses offered in the Department.  The External Examiner shall participate in the determination of overall results and in the classification of degrees.

 

The External Examiner is expected to incorporate his assessment and findings after the exercise in a form of report to the Vice Chancellor of the University.

 

4.0       STAFFING

4.1.1. Full Time Lecturers

1.         Dr. (Mrs.) V.C. Nnodu

B.Sc. (Hons) Geography (1983)

M.Sc. Geography (Water Resources & Hydrology ) (1986)

M.Sc. (Environmental Management) 1997 (Water Resources Management)

Ph.D Environmental Management ( ESUT, Enugu), 2009.

FEMAN, MNGA, MNES,MTWOWS,MGASAT

Specialization:  Hydrology , Water Resources, Environmental Resources Management & Planning, Environmental Geomorphology, Environmental  Hazards &  Management.

 

2.         Prof. L.N. Muoghalu (Ph.D) 

B.A. (Hons.) Geography, 1972 UNILAG

            1966/1967;  1970/71 – 1971/1972

MED Masters of Education State Univ. of New York Buffalo (1980 – 1981) 1981

M.Sc. Urban Geography 1982 University of Benin 1980/81 – 1981/1982

Ph.D. Geography, 1987 University of Benin

Member MGA,MNMS,MNES

Specialization:  Urban and Rural Environmental Problems, Urban Housing, Environmental Education and  Urban Regional Planning , Political  Geography  

 

 

3.         Dr. B.O.  Uwadiewgu  (Ag. HOD) Senior Lecturer MNITP, RTP, MEMAN 

            B.Sc. (Hons) Geography ,1986

            M.Sc. Urban and Regional Planning, 1990

            Ph.D. Environmental Management, 2008. 

Specialization: Urban and  Rural Environmental Management, Urban, Renewal, Tourism and Recreation Management,  Environmental Studies 

 

Lecturers  I     and  Lecturers  II

4.         Mr. B.M.  Eduputa  

B.Sc (Hons)  Geography (1984)

Master of Science (M.Sc) Urban and Regional Planning (1987)

PGD, Management  (1994)

Certificate in Health,  Safety and Environment. 

MNITP, R.T.P. MNES, GMNISP, MNIM. Registered Town Planner

Specialization: Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental/Industrial Safety, & Disaster Preparedness & Management.      

 

 

5.         Dr. C.O.  Okoye      

OND Town & Regional Planning,  (1991)

B.Tech Urban and Regional Planning (1997)

PGD Management (2000). 

M.Sc. Environmental Management  (2004) Housing Studies

MNITP, EHSON,,GEOSON .

Ph.D. Environmental Management  ( ESUT, Enugu) 2009.

Specialization: Housing Studies, Environmental Impact Assessment , Waste

Management  and   Urban Environmental Studies.     

 

6.         Dr. S.U.  Onwuka   

B.Sc. (Hons) Geology (1998)Environmental Geology

            M.Sc. Environmental Management (2004). MNES.

Ph.D. Environmental Management , NAU, Awka. 2009.

Specialization: Environmental Geology, Environmental Geomorphology,

& Groundwater  Management  

 

7.        Dr. A.C. Okoye        

B.Sc. (Hons) Pure and Industrial Chemistry (1995)

M.Sc. Environmental Control Management (2003)

Ph.D Environmental Chemistry (2008)

Specialization: Waste and Water Resources, Energy, Climate Change, and Pollution Monitoring

 

.           Lecturer II

8.         Mr. E.U. Anyaeze                 

B.Sc. (Hons) Zoology , M.Sc. Environmental Management

Specialization: Biological Sciences,  Environmental Biology   

 

 Adjunct  Professors 

1.         Prof. H.C.  Mba

B.Sc. (Hons) Surveying, 1971 University of Nigeria Nsukka (1963/67 – 1970/71)

MCRP (Master of City & Regional Planning)The Ohio State University USA 1995–1978.

Ph.D. (Urban Studies Urban & Regional Structure,) 1982. Portland State University, USA 1978 – 1982. RTP (Registered Town Planner) 1990FNITP (Fellow of the Nigerian Inst. Of Town Planners) 1997 MNES (Member Nigerian Environmental Society) 1994.

Specialization: Urban Planning, Environmental Studies

 
 

2.         Prof.  Ikechukwu  Neol Emmanuel Onwurah

            B.Sc (Hons) Biochemistry  University of  Lagos

            PGD. Education University of Lagos

M.Sc. Biochemistry University of Nigeria

Ph.D. Biochemistry     University of  Nigeria

            Specialization:  Environmental  Microbial  Biochemisty, 

 

3.         Dr. S.N. Uchegbu  –Associate Professor

B.Sc (Hons)  Computer Science), M.Sc. Urban and  Regional Planning

Ph.D. Urban and  Regional Planning    

Specialization:  Urban Planning, Regional Planning ,Environmental Studies

 

 TECHNOLOGIST

1.         Okafor, P.O.                          Cartographic Technologist                    

Adv. Cert in Cartography (1986).

B.Sc. (1998),Dip. in Computer Literacy (1998).

 

 

NON-ACADEMIC STAFF

1.         Mrs. B. Ozojiofor                 Senior Typist II                      RSA , NBC II,  NBC Advance,

 

2.         Miss Chika Nwasike          Computer Operator              SSCE 1994, Dip in Computer

1998, OND 2004.

Lecturers Servicing  the  Department:

Professors

1.         Prof. J.O.  Ogbuagu  

            Prof of  Pure and   Industrial Chemistry

 

2.         Prof. P.A. C. Okoye

            Prof.  of Environmental Chemistry

 

3.         Prof. J.I. Igbokwe

            Prof. of  Surveying and  Geoinformatics

 

4.         Prof. C.C. Egolum

            Prof. of  Estate  Management

 

Senior Lecturer

4.         Dr. E.A. Obienusi  

            B.Sc  Geography ,M.Sc Geography ,Ph.D. Geography

 

Lecturer  I

5.         Bldr Kevic  Okolie 

            B.Sc. (Hons)  (Building), M.Sc  (Construction  Management),            ANIOB

 

6.         Dr. (Surv.)  JohnBosco Ojiako

            B.Sc Surveying, M.Sc. Surveying, Ph.D. Surveying and  Geoinformatics ANIS

 

7.         Barr. (Mrs.) N.G. Ezeabasili                                 

B.A. (Hons) Ed./Hist (1987)

LLB 1996, B.L.  1999,LLM  2002, Member, NBA

Ph.D.  in view (  NAU, Awka )

 

8.         Mr. B.O.  Osuiwu    

B.Sc. (Hons) Geography (1984).M.Sc. Geography/Climatology (1991).

Ph.D.  in view (UNN, Nsukka )

 

Lecturer  II

 9.        Mr. A.N.  Udobi

B.Sc. (Hons)  Estate Management, MBA  Project Management , ANIVS, RSV

 

 5.0       DESCRIPTION OF THE SEMESTER AND SESSION’S WORKLOAD

The constituents of the semester and session’s workload are described in the schedules that are given below:

 

  YEAR I (100 LEVEL)

 FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Course  Title

Pre-

requisite

L

T

P

TU

 

University Wide Courses

GSS 101

Use of English

-

2

0

0

2

 

GSS 105

Humanities

-

2

0

0

2

 

GSS 107

Nigerian People and Culture

-

2

0

0

2

 

Inter- Faculty  Courses

PHY 101

General Physics I

-

2

0

3

3

 

ICH 101

Basic Organic Chemistry I

-

2

0

0

2

 

BIO 101

General Biology I

-

2

0

3

3

 

MAT 101

Mathematic I

-

2

0

0

2

 

ICH  III

Basic Inorganic Chemistry

-

2

0

0

2

 

Departmental Courses

EVM  111

Nature of Environmental Science I

 

2

0

0

2

 

EVM  131

Principles of Environmental Economics I

-

2

0

0

2

 

 

Total

 

21

0

9

22

 














    L – Lecture,   T – Tutorial,   P – Practical

 

   YEAR I  (100 LEVEL)

  SECOND SEMESTER

       L – Lecture,  T – Tutorial,  P - Practical

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-

Requisite

L

T

P

TU

University Wide Courses

GSS 102

Use of English II

GSS 101

2

0

0

2

GSS 103

Introduction to Logic & Philosophy

-

2

0

0

2

Inter-Faculty Courses

PHY 102

General Physics II

PHY 101

2

0

2

2

ICH 102

Basic Physical Chemistry II

ICH 101

2

0

0

2

BIO 102

General Biology

BIO 101

2

0

2

2

MAT 102

Mathematics II

MAT 101

2

0

0

2

ICH  112

Practical Chemistry II

-

2

0

0

2

Departmental Courses

EVM  102

Environmental  Field Studies I

 

0

0

6

2

EVM 142

Introduction  to Physical  Geography  and  Meteorology

 

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 144

Introduction to Human Geography

-

2

0

0

2

EVM 112

Nature of Environmental  Sciences I

-

2

0

0

2

 

Total

 

20

0

10

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-

Requisite

L

T

P

TU

Inter-Faculty Courses 

CSC101

Computer Language and Programming I

 

2

0

0

2

ICH 211

General  Inorganic Chemistry

ICH 102

2

0

0

2

ICH 221

General Physical  Chemistry

 

2

0

0

2

ICH 201

General Organic Chemistry 

 

2

0

0

2

AMB 111

Introductory Microbiology

 

2

0

0

2

 

Intra-Faculty Courses

 

 

 

 

 

SVI 181

Basic  Surveying  I

 

2

0

0

2

Departmental   Courses

EVM 221

Introduction to Hydrology

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 223

Biogeography

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 231

Spatial Organization of Society

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 241

Introduction to Urban &  Regional  Planning

 

2

0

0

2

EVM  243

Introduction to Geomorphology

 

2

0

0

2

 

TOTAL  

 

20

0

6

22

L - Lectures, T - Tutorials, P – Practical.

 

YEAR II ( 200 LEVEL)

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

L

T

P

TU

Inter-Faculty Courses 

CSC102

Computer Language & Programming II

CSC 101

2

0

0

2

Intra-Faculty Courses 

SVI 182

Basic Surveying II

SVI 181

1

0

3

2

Departmental Courses

EVM  202

Environmental Field  Studies II

EVM  102

0

0

6

2

EVM  222

Ecology of Natural Resources

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 234

Principles of Meteorology

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 236

Principles of  Climatology

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 242

Basic Elements of Planning

EVM 241

2

0

0

2

EVM 246

Landscape  Studies  & Planning 

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 252

Transportation Studies

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 254

Population Studies

 

2

0

0

2

 

TOTAL  

 

19

0

9

22









L - Lectures, T - Tutorials, P – Practical.

 

Course

Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

L

T

P

TU

Intra- Faculty Course

SVI 381 

Remote Sensing & Mapping Techniques

-

1

0

3

2

Departmental Courses

EVM 301

Hazardous Substance  Management 

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 321

Environmental Resources Evaluation 

-

2

0

0

2

EVM 311

Environmental  Psychology

-

2

0

0

2

EVM 323 

Energy Generation, Usuage & Environment 

-

2

0

0

2

EVM 325

Mineral  Resources Exploitation &  Environment  

-

2

0

0

2

EVM 331

Environmental Pollution  Studies

-

2

0

0

2

EVM 361

Research Methodology in Environmental Mgt. 

-

2

0

0

2

EVM 381

Introduction to Statistics  for  Environmental Managers

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 383 

Methods of Environmental Analysis I

-

1

0

3

2

Optional Departmental Courses (Electives) Chose only One Course

EVM 341

Oceanography

-

2

0

0

2

EVM 343

Environmental Geosciences I

-

2

0

0

2

EVM 333

Environmental  Management in Building Sciences & Construction

-

2

0

0

2

 

Total

 

18

0

6

20









YEAR  III (300 LEVEL)

FIRST  SEMESTER

 

L- Lectures, T- Tutorial, P- Practical

 
 


Course

Code

Course Title

Pre-

requisite

L

T

P

TU

Intra- Faculty Course

 Law 417 

Land law I

-

2

0

0

2

Compulsory  Departmental Courses

EVM 302

Environmental  Field Studies III

EVM  202

-

0

6

2

EVM 322

Integrated Natural Resources  Management

-

2

0

0

2

EVM 332

Environmental Chemistry

-

2

0

0

2

EVM 352

Population and  Environment

-

2

0

0

2

EVM 354

Water Quality Assessment and Population Control

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 334

Environmental  Economics

-

2

0

0

2

EVM 342

Environmental Geomorphology

EVM 243

2

0

0

2

EVM 324

Water Resources  Planning and Mgt

-

2

0

0

2

EVM 372

Environmental Management Institutions in  Nigeria

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 382 

Quantitative  Techniques  in Environmental Management  I

EVM 381

2

0

0

2

Optional Departmental Courses (Electives) Chose only One Course

EVM 344

Global Climate  System Change

-

2

0

0

2

EVM 356

Rural  Development Planning

-

2

0

0

2

EVM 358 

Agriculture & Environment

-

2

0

0

2

 

Total

 

20

0

6

22















 

L- Lectures, T- Tutorial, P- Practical

 
 

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

L

T

P

TU

Inter-Faculty Courses

Law 418

Land Law II

Law 417

2

0

0

2

BIO 403

Soil Science

 

1

0

3

2

Compulsory Departmental courses

EVM 401

Environmental Impact Assessment

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 421

Population Ecology

 

1

0

3

2

EVM 431

Environmental/Industrial Safety Management  

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 433

Entrepreneurial  Studies

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 435

Environmental Biology

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 481

Methods of Environmental Analysis II

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 451

Forestry Economics & Wildlife  Policy,  Law & Administration 

 

2

0

0

2

Electives (Optional Courses) Chose only One Course

EVM 423

Agricultural Ecology

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 441

Environmental  Geosciences  II

EVM 343

2

0

0

2

EVM 443

Agrometeorology

-

2

0

0

2

 

TOTAL

 

18

0

6

20













 

 

YEAR IV (400 LEVEL) 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

L

T

P

TU

EVM 492

Students Industrial Work Experience  (SIWES)

 

0

6

6

6

 

 

Total

0

6

6

6

L- Lectures, T- Tutorial, P- Practical

 

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-

requisite

L

T

P

TU

Inter-Faculty Courses

Law 513

Environmental and Planning  Law 

 

2

0

0

2

Departmental  Courses 

EVM 561

Philosophical Basis  of Environmental  Management   

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 581

Quantitative  Techniques in Environmental Planning  II 

EVM 383

1

0

3

2

EVM  563

Geographic  Information Systems GIS I

 

2

0

0

2

EVM  551

Urban Environmental Problems

 

1

0

3

2

EVM 521

Sedimentology

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 531

Principles of  Environmental  Toxicology I

 

1

0

3

2

EVM 533

Biodiversity and  Conservation

 

2

0

0

2

Electives (Optional Courses) Chose only One course

EVM 553

Poverty and  Environment 

-

2

0

0

2

EVM 555

Waste  Management

-

2

0

0

2

 

TOTAL

 

16

0

6

18












 

L- Lecture, T- Tutorial, P- Practical 

 YEAR V (500 LEVEL) 

SECOND SEMESTER       

 

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-

requisite

L

T

P

TU

EST 564

Feasibility  and  Viability Studies and Appraisals

 

1

0

3

2

 

Departmental Courses

 

EVM 564

Geographic Information Systems II

EVM 562

1

0

3

2

 

EVM 532

Principles of Environmental Toxicology II

EVM 539A

1

0

3

2

 

EVM 552

Environmental Sanitary Engineering

 

2

0

0

2

 

EVM 554

Project Evaluation and  Management

 

2

0

0

2

 

EVM 592

Seminar

 

0

0

2

2

 

EVM 599 

Original Research Project

 

0

0

6

6

 

Electives (Optional Courses) Chose only One course

EVM 512

Environmental Education and Awareness

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 522

Tourism and Recreation Management 

 

2

0

0

2

EVM 572

Environmental Hazard Management 

-

2

0

0

2

EVM 574

Ecological Disasters and Control

-

2

0

0

2

 

TOTAL

 

11

0

11

20












L- Lecture, T- Tutorial, P- Practical 

 6.0.                  DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF  COURSES

 

EVM 102        ENVIRONMENTAL  FIELD  STUDIES I  ( 2 CREDITS) 

Field studies  for  familiarization of students with their local environments, and for  practicalizing classroom lectures in both  human and  physical geography.                      

EVM 111:      NATURE OF  ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES I  ( 2 CREDITS)

Basic principles  and concepts of the environment; energy  systems  in  the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere; Ecosystems; Resources and Resources Management; Man-Environment relationships; Current environmental issues including : air pollution  and other natural  hazards, erosion drought, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods e.t.c. Origins and growth of settlement; factors  affecting the sitting and  development of villages  and towns .

 

Effects of advances  in science, technology, medicine and  public  hygiene  on the  environment. Systems  of land  tenure  and land use  philosophy of planning new or ideal  towns. The  control of  development and the maintenance and improvement of the  environment, philosophy of sustainable environment. Surveying, Photogrammetry and remote sensing  as tools for  environmental planning and   management.  Environment and Building Science.

 

EVM 112:      NATURE OF  ENVIRONMENTAL  SCIENCES  II (2 CREDITS)

                        The concept of Environmental Resources, Natural and Human Resources.

                        Ecosystem as units of Natural Resources, Ecological units  as multiple resources; Environmental Systems, Systems approach in Environmental  Management. Natural  Resources: Land, Water, Forest and so on; Development, Utilization  and  Management of  Natural resources.     Economic, political, legal and social considerations of Resources  utilization and management.  Conceptual  approach  to Environment and Development; environment and population; Environmental impact assessment (EIA):Concepts and issues.  Environment and population; contemporary global environmental problems-flood, drought, desertification and so on. Environment and climate; global   environmental problems and climatic  change–global warning, ozone depletion, EL Nino and  so on;  Geographic information  system  (GIS);  application  of GIS to land, water, Forest  resources  management.

 

EVM 131:      PRINCIPLES OF  ENVIRONMENTAL  ECONOMICS (2 CREDITS) 

                        The  subject matter – nature and significance of economic  science.  The tools of economic  analysis.  Basic economic  concepts – value , utility , costs, etc. Theories of demand  and supply. Elasticity demand and  supply and their applications, Elementary  theories  of cost.  Inflation.   Distinction between micro   and macroeconomics. Production theory – location , returns to proportion and returns to scale. Classifications of market  structure. Basic  principles  of international  trade, public finance, wage determination.        

 

EVM  142:     INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL  AND   METEOROLOGY (2 CREDITS) 

                        The composition and structure of the lithosphere, atmosphere and   hydrosphere. Nature, distribution, evolution and significance of the first order   relief  forms of the  earth. Man, Location and  Resources:  The  scope of human geography and   its  relation  to  physical  geography  

                        World Population: Its distribution and patterns of growth demographic characteristics of selected populations. Human  Settlements:  Evolution, patterns and functions. Inter-relationships between urban and  rural settlements.    Environmental  Resources; the Concept of  Resources:  Types of  resources and the global  distribution, relationship between  resources and tertiary activities, impact  of human  activities on the environment at varying  level of  technology an population  densities. The role of  movement; flows or people , goods, energy  and ideas.    

 

EVM  144:     INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN  GEOGRAPHY  (2 CREDITS) 

                        Man,  Location and  Resources: The  Scope of human  geography and  its  relations to physical  geography. World  Population:  Its distribution and patterns of  growth demographic characteristics of selected   populations. Human Settlements: Evolution, patterns and functions. Inter-relationships between urban  and  rural  settlements. Environmental  Resources; the  Concepts  of  Resources: types of  resources and their global  distribution, relationship between  resources  and tertiary activities  , impact  of human  activities on the environment at varying level of technology  and  population  densities. The  role of   movement; flows of people  , goods  , energy and  ideas.             

 

SVI 181:         BASIC  SURVEYING  I (2 CREDITS)

                        Theodolite:  Traversing: definition and  type of  traversing,  the procedures and  method of theodolite traversing. Temporary and permanent adjustment theodolite for traversing. Collection of  field data, computations and traverse  adjustment. Production of plan  at suitable scale. Sources  of errors  and accuracy  attainable. Leveling: Definition and uses of leveling, principles and methods of leveling. Leveling  with  inverted  staff and  reciprocal  leveling. Data collection, computation and  leveling adjustment. Sources of errors and accuracy  attainable. TacheometrySpecial  feature  and uses of  tacheometer. Detailing, controls and determination of spot- levels using techeometry. Substance bar and its  uses. Controlling preparation of large  plan.                    

 

SVI 182:         BASIC  SURVEYING II  (2 CREDITS)

                        Theodolite and campass surveying:  Introduction, declination , basic definitions, fundamental operations, compass theodolite  transverse errors, local  attraction and magnetic declination  problem, optical  and electronic  theodolite etc.  Ordinary  leveling: Introduction  and basic  definitions errors, leveling, leveling staff, different methods of leveling. Curvatue and refractions. Techeomotery ; Introduction and  principles, tacheomoetric calculations and  reduction, errors and uses of tacheometric surveying. Plotting of contours, interpolation of contours, characteristics of contours and  uses of   contours, advantages and disadvantages of planner table survey; preparation of  surveying  plans.            

EVM 202:      ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD  STUDIES  II  (2 CREDITS)         

                        4 – 5 days study  and  analysis of  geographic  problems  in the field  operated  in spiral manner from the environment of the University to the Local Government Area and ultimately to the entire state. Emphasis is on mastering  field   techniques for solving  simple   geographic problems through  applying theoretical classroom work to real life  problems. Field data  collection  and simple analysis are emphasized. The course is field work  oriented, focuses on the physical dimensions and human activities of the area, including management of  resources, hazards  etc and their  relationships.          

 

EVM  221:     INTRODUCTION TO HYDROLOGY (2 CREDITS) 

                        The  nature of  science of  hydrology. Definition, scope and applications. The concepts of  hydrological  cycle  and  water balance, historical  development and  systems approach   in  hydrology. Precipitation:  Importance, characteristics and measuring devices. Watershed as a  unit  for hydrological  studies, delimitation and morphology. Water Losses: Interception, evaporation, evapotranspiration infiltration, surface  runoff,  relationships between precipitation , surface  runoff and ground water flow, erosion and sedimentation. 

 

EVM 223:      BIOGEOGRAPHY (2  CREDITS)

                        The meaning and scope of Biogeography. Basic  structure and  dynamics of plant communities; factors influencing  plant growth. Surveying of characteristics, distribution and controlling factors of principal or zonal  vegetation types.  Ecology  and ecosystems,  biomes. Man’s influence on vegetation. The  meaning and scope of  soil  geography;  factors of soil formation; zonal  soils, azonal soils  and intrazonal soils.               

 

EVM 222:      ECOLOGY  OF  NATURAL   RESOURCES  (2  CREDITS)

                        Meaning and scope of Ecology. Population, community, ecosystem, environment and  environmental  factors. Study of  communities and  ecosystem, abundance, density, yield cover, frequency. The ecology of niche, niche, overlap competition  co-existence, resources shift. Ecosystems as fundamental  units  of Natural resources; the concept of  Natural  Resources. Habitats: The primary  terrestrial and  aquatic habitats which affect  man.  Alteration imposed  on the habitats  by man.  Conservation and  management of  ecosystems. Conservations  planning  of natural resources  and  national and global  perspectives. 

 

 

EVM  231:     SPATIAL ORGANIZATION  OF SOCIETY (2  CREDITS)

                        Some  basic  concepts of spatial  organization, principles of classification of geographical  phenomena, growth and spatial distribution of population. Production systems, typology and  distribution; location, spacing and   growth of settlement, movements over  space  and transport net works.

Landuse:  Typology,  patterns and interactions   

 

EVM  234:     PRINCIPLES OF  METEOROLOGY (2 CREDITS) 

                          Importance of meteorology, meteorological parameters, synoptic charts, structure of atmosphere, pressure, heights, verticals temperature distribution, radiation and isolation, The earth’s radiation atmosphere and oceanic  circulations systems. Energy characteristic of the tropics, some  tropical  weather  system; land and sea breeze, monsoon,; atmospheric disturbances; inter-tropical disturbance lines  and line  squalls, weather prediction in the tropics. 

 

EVM  236:     PRINCIPLES OF  CLIMATOLOGY (2 CREDITS) 

                        Climatology: Definition of  climate, branches of  climatology. The general circulation of   the atmosphere:  scales  and laws of  motion. Forces  that drive  the atmosphere. Major features and models  of the  circulation, weather-producing systems -  air  masses and fronts, frontal and non-frontal depressions,  tropical  systems. Climate classification and global  systems   of climate Urban  climatology: definition, scope  and example  of micro, meso and   topoclimatology, meso- climatology, lakes, seas, deserts,  land and  sea  breeze,  valley  winds. Types  of  meso environment.  Energy and  water  balance  processes. Micro-climatology: vertical  temperature, humidity  and wind  profile in the atmospheric boundary layer, influences of   ground  surface  on the micro-climate, heat   island   and effect. Heat  exchange between ground  and  ambient  air.  Factors  affecting air and  soil temperature. African climate: climate  variability and change.            

 

EVM 241:      INTRODUCTION TO URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING ( 2 CREDIT)

                        The  history and  evaluation of   town planning  in  Nigeria;  the legal  bases  for Urban & Regional Planning practice in Nigeria; definition of relevant  urban and regional planning  terms:  Rural  areas, urban areas, region,  harmlet, village, town, city, metrolpolise, megacity, megalopolise, municipality ; planning and  management:  types of  planning, levels of  planning, categories of plans; management: Definitions, schools  of  thought, functions of   management, relationship between  planning and management; the role of  urban and regional planners  to the society.       

 

EVM  243:     INTRODUCTION TO GEOMORPHOLOGY (2 CREDITS)     

                        Meaning and scope of Geomorphology. Rocks types, their origin and  characteristics. Rock cycle. Geomorphic process.  Weathering and Processes. Factors  influencing weathering processes. Earth surface relief features. Origin or  and  second order  relief features of the  continents. Orogenesis – Meaning Forms and Stages. Diatropism. Volcanism, Structural landforms, glacial landforms. Introduction to drainage patterns and fluvial  landforms. Coastal processes of landforms and  development in desert . Karst landforms.                   

 

EVM 242:      ELEMENTS OF PLANNING  ( 2 CREDIT)

                        Planning process, theories and models  of urban and regional planning. Rural and urban  landuse theories; information requirements, surveying methods and technique of analysis in urban and regional planning; the development  plan  system;  urban renewal  and   techniques. Transportation planning  methods  . Housing and basic   components of human settlements.

 

 EVM 246:      LANDSCAPE STUDIES AND  PLANNING  ( 2 CREDITS)

Theory  project  to develop general  appreciation of natural  and man made  landscape. Elements of landscape and their   contribution  to the  design  of open  spaces in relation  to buildings . Designing with nature  or   gulyngation of  nature  landscape  architecture of the territorial, urban  neigbhourhood  or single    building  lands.  Climate  and environmental constraints, spatial  relationship  between  architectural  interiors and landscape.  Elements  of urban  landscape.. Use of  natural  resources – trees, bushes, grass, rock, water etc. in urban landscape.

 

EVM 252:      TRANSPORTATION  STUDIES

                        Concepts and organization of  Transportation  planning. Relationship  between landuse  and  transportation. Transportation  planning  process.  Methods of   Transportation studies – Collection,  Collection, tabulation, analysis and presentation  of data. Transportation surveys-  Traffic volume,  census, origin and  destruction.  Forecasting future  traffic  and models. Top  channlization , distribution, modal. Channelization, Intersections, Intercharges etc  Hierachary of Roads parking  Survey  and studies. Transportation problems. Traffic   congestion, accidents  and safety etc   transportation and  environment. Mass  transit.              

 

EVM 254:      POPULATION STUDIES

                        Theories and concepts of population; population data  collection; causes; census; pattern of distribution and trends; population growth and structure; fertility; mortality and migration; population policy, issues; population projection techniques. Nigerian population as  a case  study.

              

EVM 302 :     ENVIRONMENTAL  FIELD   STUDIES (2 CREDITS)                        

                        8- 10 days intensive field studies designated to illustrate the application  of techniques to  geographic  analysis.     

 

EVM  311:     ENVIRONMENTAL  PSYCHOLOGY ( 2 CREDITS)

                        Basic  environmental  psychological  concepts; perception, viewing,  cognition,  decoding, environmental image. Environmental awareness. Environmental stress and strain and associated factors; crowding; noise pollution; methods of   measuring environmental perception. Environmental Perception and behaviour. Environmental experience and imagination. Behavioural classification of   environment Perception of environment personal space and  social  interaction,  personal implications for environmental planning and game conservation.  Environmental  satisfaction, stimulation, dissonance  and need. The   city, its  pathology, quality and design. Man’s response  to the environment its use  and abuse. Environmental  counseling.

 

EVM 323:        ENERGY GENERATION, USAGE & ENVIRONMENTAL LINKAGES (2 CREDITS)

                        Energy and  power,  principles, demands and outlook. Transformation of  energy  and its cost, thermal pollution, electrical energy from fossil  fuels,  hydroelectricity generation principles and problems. Cost, capacity, storage, resources,  efficiency of hydroelectricity. Alternative sources of electric energy nuclear reactors, breeder  reactors,  fusion power, solar power, geothermal power, tidal power,  etc. Energy production for  cities, urban  energy  use,  structures;  urban  fuel consumption and  environmental  dimensions, issues and options.

 

EVM 325:      MINERAL  RESOURCES  EXPLOITATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT (2 CREDIT) 

Origin  of  metals, Definition of minerals,  mineral properties. Classification of  metals, metallic  and non – metallic mineral resources, their  occurrences, composition and utilization. Utilization  of metals in industries. Sources of metal pollution;  Geological  weathering, industrial discharge,  metals, fabricating and furnishing, leaching of metals from  garbage, agricultural waste  products. Effects of metal on the environment  sediment, waste,  air  and food. Adverse   effect of heavy   metal  - poisoning  effects of   Pb, Cd, Zn, and Hg. Other effects e.g.  neurologic and renal   effects. Analysis of metals in environmental samplers . Geologic , geochemical  and geophysical methods of exploration. Methods of Mineral  exploitation in the environment. Geologic, Geochemical and Geophysical Methods. Mineral Exploitation and the environment . Cost/ Benefit considerations of mineral Exploitation . Land reclamation.

 

EVM 321:      ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES  EVALUATION   ( 2 CREDITS)

- Concept of   Environmental  Resources  Valuation . Function of  value   economic. environmental  Basis  of property values.  Principles of  Environmental Resources  Evaluation. Need  for Environmental  Resources   evaluation.. Principles of land  Evaluation, classification of land  Evaluation. Economics of land  evaluation.  Procedures in land  evaluation  Land Resources  Appraisal. Appraisal of land  Demand  and supply. Institutional  and  local  factors affecting land use.  Conservation of  land  resources. Factors  affecting  land  resources conservation.     

 

 

EVM 322:      INTEGRATED  NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT  ( 2 CREDITS)

                        Natural resources types and origin, environment, resources and development; rational use of resources and concept of  sustainable development. Management of forests, grazing land, soils, foods, minerals etc. Community resource development, pollution and pressure  on resource utilization, administration and management of natural resources in Nigeria. Resource economics and  management. Environmental conservation- Protection of nature and conservation of species.  Conservation of agricultural landscape. Integration of ecology and environment into development planning. Ecological Management. Development and integrated development. Environmental planning principles interdisciplinary not multidisciplinary, holistic, comprehensive, participative, co-ordinated integrated and continuous planning. Case studies concerned with   concepts of   balanced approach to natural resources management. development of planning and management principles of natural resources and ecosystem subject to increasing development processes. Resources inventories, analysis and resources matrices. Environmental energy resources, budgets and linkages.  Concepts of Resources. Regions and resources frontiers.  Integrated resources management values, issues and policies.

 

EVM 324:      WATER  RESOURCES  PLANNING  AND  MANAGEMENT  ( 2 CREDITS)

Water Resources. Water as  a resources. Surface   and  Sub- surface water. Basic  terminologies in  Ground water studies.  Definition and   types of  and  aquifer. Aquifer functions.  Recharge  conditions. Resources in water. Exploration and  exploitation of  Groundwater Resources.  Urban water supplies. Rural water supplies. Water resources for industrial and agricultural uses. Conflicts  in water uses. Water resources development. Water Resources management. Water pollution and  human activities on global and  natural scales.

Problems of water  resources planning and development in Nigeria.   Roles of  government and people in controlling the problems.  Pollution situation  in developed and  developing countries. Physical composition of  water  bodies. Water chemistry and nutrient cycles. Water quality requirements and  guidelines  for  various  uses: drinking , irrigation, livestock,  recreation, fishing. Principles of  physico-chemical and micro biological   analysis of water. Types  of  water; lithological control of  surface and groundwater. Water pollution studies; sources, fake  path ways and effects of water  pollutants; chemical,  mechanical and biological methods of maintaining  and improving quality .

 

 

EVM 331:      ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION STUDIES ( 2 CREDITS)

Definition of pollution, types of pollution, sources of pollution. Definition of contamination.  Difference between pollution and contamination. Water pollution studies; land pollution studies, air pollution studies, noise pollution studies. International, national and local pollution standards. Pollution and instrumentation. Pollutants and contaminates and their  effects on humans. Approaches  to pollution  control. The nature, origin and classification of hazardous toxic substances; characteristics of wastes and  hazardous substances. Identification  of  hazardous  substances.  Sources  and  pathways of hazardous  substances.  Disposal   methods   and  technology of  hazardous substances.  Geological environmental  factors  affecting  choice of disposal  site; contamination of water bearing strata; soil, plants  food webs and bio -  concentration. Analysis of hazardous and toxic substances. Regulations and  laws governing  the sale,  importation, transportation, storage and disposal of hazardous and toxic  substances.         

 

EVM 333:      ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN BUILDING SCIENCES AND  CONSTRUCTION   ( 2 CREDITS)

Principles  of heat transmission. Thermal conductivity and calculation of heat  transmission coefficient. Effects of  heat transmission on the  environment. Principles of sound  insulation and acoustics sound transmission and characteristics (frequency, pitch, reflection  and intensity).Lightening systems and   illumination . Day light ventilation  and air  conditioning. Building  construction materials and environmental dimensions.

 

EVM 332:      ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY (2 CREDITS)

Introduction to  the basic Chemical concepts underlying a sound understanding of environmental science and ecology. Explanation of fundamental Chemical principles in relation to the environment. Explanation of the concepts of biogeochemical cycling, and the role environmental chemistry plays with respect to climate, notably global warning and ozone depletion. Toxic Chemical in the environment, Photo Chemistry. Chemistry of the elements: main block elements, organic Chemicals in the environment, transition elements. Biologically essential elements. Organometallic compounds; Radionuclides; Radioactive decay and dating  techniques. Environmental biogeochemistry. Environmental Assessment Studies. Chemistry of land, air and water pollution.

 

EVM:  334:    ENVIRONMENTAL  ECONOMICS  ( 2 CREDITS)

Economic basis of environment issues and policies . Externalities  and common property  basis of   environmental  problems. Theory  of  public goods. Theory of renewable and non-renewable resources.  Theory of pollution and   pollution control.  Economic  factors  which lead   to  environmental problems . Economics  incentives  for alleviating these   environmental problems.

  1. Cost benefit analysis          
  2. Valuation of  non  market goods
  3. Policy  tools which have   economic  bases
  4. Sustainable development 

 

EVM 343:      ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCES  I ( 2 CREDITS)

The Energy- Atmosphere system. Earth system concept. Earth – Atmosphere Interface. Water and Atmosphere moisture. Global Climate  Systems.

 

EVM 342:      ENVIRONMENTAL GEOMORPHOLOGY  ( 2 CREDITS)

Drainage basin  in environmental  management; soil erosion by water and wind. River and   river  channels. Flood plains, flooding land sliding ; ground surface  subsidence  and coasts. Freeze  - thaw  and  periglacial environments;  materials   resources;  distribution of  natural  materials  by  weathering. Landforms and techniques  of   scenic evaluations. Landscape systems  mapping . Geomorphic  landforms  - Aeolian  landforms, fluvial landform, glacial landforms and process – form  relationships.         

 

EVM 341:      OCEANOGRAPHY  (2 CREDITS)

Introduction:            Ocean dimensions, shapes and bottom materials. Physical properties of sea-water. Typical distribution of water characteristic  in the oceans. Water, salt and heat budgets of the oceans. Instruments and methods of studying ocean parameters. Circulation and water masses of the oceans. Coastal Oceanography, atmosphere- ocean interaction.

 

EVM 344:      GLOBAL  CLIMATE SYSTEM  CHANGE( 2 CREDIT)

Simplified planetary  climate system.  Time scales of climate change. Tropical/ extra tropical interactions. Large scale temperature and precipitation anomalies. The tropics and the sub tropics. Pacific  El  Nino / Southern Oscillation (ENSO).  ENSO and world wide  regional precipitation response.  Atlantic El Nino African  Drought .  The monsoon system.  Tropical  Atlantic Cyclone   activity. ENSO  and Quasi – biennial Oscillation (QBO) .  Extra  tropics . Polar stratosphere sudden  warming . Green house gases. Carbondioxide (Co2) and the  annual cycle  in photosynthetic production .Ozone “Hole”. Trends   in  snow – cover , sea, ice, air   pollution, water  quality and health. Atmospheric  angular momentum and earth rotation changes. Changes  in solar  radiation . The  geomagnetic “ Jerk’’. Global  water resources, flooding  and annual rainfall  trends , etc.

 

EVM 352:      POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT  (2 CREDIT)

Examination of the relationship  between population and resources.  Manpower development, pollution distribution, population and growth economics, population and environment problem of population and food supply  at  global  and national levels ,population  policies, population and urban  growth, population and energy,  population  and waste  generation and so on.

 

EVM 356:      RURAL  DEVELOPMENT PLANNING   ( 2 CREDITS)  

Concept  of community  development. Village  as organic entity . Theories of  Rural Development.  Rural Development setting. Resources  allocation and  rural   Development. Rural Development setting. Resources allocation and Rural   Development Agrarian Reform and rural Development.  Rural Development Planning–Definition, Goals, Planning Element. Planning for facilities. Consultants  to Rural Development Planning. Strategies for  Rural Development.  Women in Rural Development.  Institutions  for Rural Development. Rural Development in  Nigeria.           

 

EVM:  358:    AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT ( 2 CREDITS)

Ecological Impact of agricultural practices, erosion. Effects of agricultural   practices, for examples land clearing practices, bush  burning, grazing, tillage, predicting water erosion losses from agricultural lands.  Water table  management for  field  - sized areas,  on a water shed  scale,  soil  and crops  management . Farm  system and farming  systems. The relevance of the farm  system  approach, classification  of farming systems. Difficulties  of farming  systems.  Problems  and peculiarities of shifting cultivation, characteristics  and  problems of permanent  upland cultivation.  Irrigation farming.  Environmental and health implication of irrigation. Perennial crop farming; ranching. Institutional and environmental requirements of site related systems. Agro chemicals in the environment.  Fertilizer use and environmental quality. Effects of No3 content of soil Factors affecting NO3 . Pollution of ground water. Phosphate degradation soils. Pesticide persistence and effect on the environment.

 

EVM 361:        RESEARCH  METHODS IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT  ( 2 CREDITS)  

Introduction  to research  methodology . The new  paradigm in   geography and the problem  of scientific research , various research  designs, selection of  a research topic, problem articulation, definition and objectives, formulation of  hypothesis theoretical or conceptual framework. Literature Review: How  to structure  Literature  Review, elements of a literature review and importance  of literature review. General  information systems characteristics – open and closed  systems, feed back mechanism or system  regulation, entropy, and  negentropy. Logic  of measurement and association. Environmental  information. Data analysis. Methods of data   collection and classification about the environment. Methods of data  analysis  in environmental management. The use  of computer in data  analysis. Explanation   and interpretation. Questionnaire formulation and usage  or distribution;  Report  writing. Bibliographic arrangement. Geographic information/data storage. Use of maps  or computer for data storage. 

 

EVM 372:        ENVIRONMENTAL  MANAGEMENT  INSTITUTIONS IN NIGREIA (2 CREDITS)

Global   environmental  institutions. Global  institutions – National institutions relationships and linkages. Environmental concepts issues emanating from environmental conventions  and protocols. Federal  Environmental  Protection Agency. State Environmental and sanitation Authorities.  Laws  setting them  up.  Environmental  Protection Policy in Nigeria. Roles of Federal, State and Local  Government. Water Boards,   River Basin and   Rural Development Authorities. Disaster  control  Agencies e.g.  Anambra State Erosion Control Authority.  Community initiatives. Non- Governmental Organizations  and bilateral and multilateral agencies. Sanitation courts and  so on.

 

EVM  381:         INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS FOR  ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGERS ( 2 CREDITS)           

                        The  place of  statistics in environmental research. Review  of algebraic  operations.  Subscripts and summations. Environmental data generation, description and characteristics. Frequency  distributions and graphic presentation. Measures of central tendency and variability.    Method  of sampling. Sources of spatial data. Nature of raw  data in environmental management studies.  Calculation and use  of deviation and variability. Probability  theory .   Hypothesis :Meaning, formulation and testing . Tests of significance.

 

EVM 382:      QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES  IN ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING (2 CREDITS)

Binomial  distribution. Student’s t- test. Description of point patterns. Nearest   neigbour  analysis . Centrographic  techniques. Correlation  analysis – simple correlation, partial correlation and  multiple correlation.  Coefficient  of   Determination, Co-variation.  Regression Analysis – Simple  and  multiple Regression.   Chi square  Analysis  (X2) and   contingency tables. One way Analysis of variances  (ANOVA), cost Benefit Analysis (CBA).

 

 

EVM 383:      METHODS OF ENVIRONMENTAL  ANALYSIS  I ( 2 CREDIT)

Sampling and  analysis of water for various biological and  physico-chemical  water  quality parameters:  pH, hardness, alkalinity, chlorides, phosphate, nitrate, ammonia, sulphide, sulphite, feacal bacteria, etc.  determination of dissolved oxygen  (DO), chemical oxygen demand (COD),  biochemical  oxygen  demand (BOD) , dissolved  and suspended solids, conductivity, turbidity, temperature, saturation  index, sodium adsorption rating, etc.  Experimental pesticide chemistry and residue analysis: sampling, planning the sampling programme, sample containers  collection  of  various environmental samples - water, solid, sediments, vegetation,  blood, milk, fish, invertebrate  birds, mammals, air  and so on.  Extraction  and clean – up  methods, instrumentation for pesticide analysis, use of gas chromatograph for  determination of pesticide residue, Analytical quality assurance; recovery and precision studies. Pesticides formulation analysis. Experimental  designs and   field/ greenhouses trials on  effects  of pesticides on:

  1. growth and yield  of crops,
  2. control of pests and diseases
  3. insect resistance probit  analysis.

Screening of  Nigerian herbs  for  pesticidal activities, Isolation and characterization of  active  ingredients  in Nigerian herbs. Maintenance, trouble  shooting and  calibration of instruments .

 

 

EVM  401:     ENVIRONMENTAL  IMPACT ASSESSMENT ( 2 CREDITS)

Basic terminology,  Environmental  inventory. Environmental   Assessment.  Environmental Impact Statement. National Environmental Policy  Act.  Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process, examination of various EIA’s  for different  countries. EIA methodologies, public participation  in environmental  decision-making. Practical consideration in impact statement writing . Examination   of  EIA practice in Nigeria. Practical  works  in EIA for few simple selected projects.         

 

EVM 423:      AGRICULTURAL  ECOLOGY ( 2CREDITS)        

Prevalence of ecological concepts in agricultural energy flow  and the study of  ecosystems. Biological efficiency, and  factors  involved  in plant and animal interactions, parasitism and   predation, grazing, nutrient cycle,  ecological significance of disease, parasites and pests. Productivity of  agricultural  systems, contributions and consequences including pollution by  agriculture to man and his  environment.    

 

EVM 421:      POPULATION ECOLOGY  ( 2CREDITS)        

Definition of  population  and its   attributes , for example  density, birth rate,  growth rate , dispersion and  so  on.  The pollution growth rate  and its  types. Population  structure. Models   used  for  describing population.  Population  interactions for example  symbiosis, commensalisms, parasitism, predation etc.  Ecological niche. Factors  limiting distribution of  population. Natural  reflection of population.  Theories of natural regulation of population. Optimum–yield concept.  Biological  control and its  importance on saving  the environment. The human  population problems on the environment. Strategies for population control.                   

 

EVM 431:      ENVIRONMENTAL/INDUSTRIAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT   ( 2CREDITS)        

Definition  and  importance  of  safety. History and Development of safety . Organization of  a safety  programme .Principles of  Accident    management. HSE  Risk  Management. Fire   safety . Transportation safety management.  Occupational  Health and safety. First Aid  Administration. Environmental issues.  Security Management.  Community  Affairs.  Industrial Hygiene  Management. Safety  measures  in usage  and  storage of pesticides .

 

EVM 433:      ENTERPRENEURSHIP STUDIES  ( 2CREDITS)        

Perspective in Entrepreneurship and  venture  development. Theory and practical application venture opportunities based on Environmental Management knowledge. Business Development. Types, ownership structure, staffing, marketing – Resources.  Requirements. Financial Planning and management  Feasibility studies.  Innovation  . Legal matters  relating to businesses.  Insurance   and  Environmental considerations. Business  opportunities  within  Nigerian environment                   

 

EVM 435:      ENVIRONMENTAL   BIOLOGY  ( 2CREDITS)        

An overview of the  physical environment : Land, water,  Air, Impact of man on his environment. Renewable and non-renewable resources. Land  pollution, Causes, effects on fauna and  flora and control. Eutrophication  and water quality.  Water pollution; causes, effects on fauna and flora.  Air pollution: causes effects on fauna and  flora and central , green  house effect. Acid   rain and  zone layer  depletion. Noise  pollution, cause, effects on fauna and  flora and control.  Heavy metal pollution: causes, effects on fauna and flora and control. Pesticides, their  pesticides, their persistence, effect and magnification on the fold chain.  Environmental mutagens  and carinogens. Solid and liquid waste  generation and man  agreement strategies.  Soil erosion and  control.                

 

EVM 441:      ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCES  II  (2 CREDITS)  

The dynamic planet. Tectonic processes and shifting continents. Tectonics–meaning, evidences of plate  tectonic  by  Wegner.  The  Great debate. Tectonics -plate  boundaries. Testing the plate  tectonic model. Earthquakes–meaning, causes and  mechanisms. Earthquake- related  hazards and their reductions. Volcanism– meaning  and location of volcanic activity . Kind of volcanic  activity.  Diatrophism. Human–earth Relationships. Geologic time, Geologic  Process./Rates: Relatives dating, Arrangement of geologic Events . Principles of  Superposition, Principle of  Original Horizontality. Correlation , Uniformitarianism, inclusions,  unconformities.  The geologic time scale and its relevance in Environmental Management.               

 

EVM  443:     AGROMETEOROLOGY (2 CREDITS)  

                        Definitions,  basic, concepts, development and scope.

Environmental factors and agriculture. Concept of tolerance. Climate  factors/elements-rainfall, temp, radiation/Sunshine . Evaporation. Climate Crop Relationship – Climate-Crop relationship , drought, desertification, crops, pests and  diseases, Crops and animal husbandry, crop and  agric  development. Climate  and crop /animal distribution and  concepts. Agro- climatologically data sources  and uses. Rainfall characteristics and Agriculture – intensity, efficiency, reliability , probability, variability, seasonality, water  balance growing  days, crop water  requirements, degree  days etc. Micro  meteorological  elements and  agriculture. Latent heat, soil temp and  moisture  mulching etc.  Meteorological Hazards  and  Agriculture-crops, forestry and  animal husbandry. Climate change and agriculture–crop profection meteorology, local scale, climate engineering, cloud  seeding, concepts  of effective temp and human comfort, cultural and economic  impacts of  climate variation.     

 

EVM  481:     METHODS  IN  ENVIRONMENTAL  ANALYSIS II  ( 2 CREDITS)

Principles of analysis of toxicants: Types,  nature and characteristics of toxicants,  sampling of air, soil, water and other ecological materials,  particularly  using a staplex  sampler at different  flow  rates and  other modern  methods.  Sample  preservation  and preparation  techniques . Samples collection techniques  of air soil,  water, food, bloods, milk, fish, invertebrate  birds,  mammals, air  and so on.   Analytical methods  for  toxicants. Instrumental  neutron.  Activation  Analysis. Atomic absorption spectrophotometer UV/ visible spectrophotometer. Gas  chromatograph hybrid methods e.g. GC/mass spectrometer. Auto-analyzer chemical separation methods. Gas analyzer. Quality assurance of analytical  data. Statistical treatment of data. Interpretation of data. Miscellaneous advanced techniques in environmental analysis-X–ray methods, neuton activation and radiochemical methods, enzymatic, kinetic method, automated and process analyzers.

 

EVM  451:     FORESTRY   ECONOMICS AND  WILDLIFE POLICY,  LAW AND

ADMINISTRATATION  ( 2 CREDITS)

Forestry  management  methods with respect  to functions of  forestry. Forestry. Forestry  management  economics and  planning  systems.  Operation  planning methods for forest management. Effective uses of Nigerian forest  policy . Nigerian  tree planting exercise. Forest  policy and integrated landuse.  Agro- forestry threat to forests by air pollution and bush burning problems  of deforestation in the tropics. Role of forestry for rural development and  integrated watershed management. Forestry and landscape: recreation, agricultural and aesthetic management. Forest  institutions and  administration .

 

EVM  492:     STUDENTS  INDUSTRIAL WORK  EXPERIENCE ( SIWES) (6 CREDITS)

One semester of industrial work experience in a recognized establishment.

 

EVM  512:     ENVIRONMENTAL  EDUCATION  AND  AWARENESS  ( 2 CREDITS)

Population  and environment (responsible use) . Role educational intervention in environmental action. Methods of dissemination of  environmental information; case studies of  information to  various targets groups  methods of  public opinion assessment, social  theory for environmental  psychology, ecological, psychology theory  of participation, social response to environmental-pollution environmental   damage and  compensation .

 

EVM  521:     SEDIMENTOLOGY   ( 2 CREDITS)

Sediment: Meaning and origin. Classification of  sediment. Sediment development. Sedimentary Rocks. Sedimentary  processes. Transportation and deposition of sediments.  Quantitative and statistical  study of textures, structures and composition study of sedimentary  rocks.  Description of sedimentary rocks. Study  of   diagenetic  processes.  Recognition of  sedimentary  environment  from rock  records . Influence of sedimentary  formations and  Nigerian environmental disasters and economy. Rock units. Time- rock units. Times commonly used for time – rock  Division.  Geologic  time  scale. Facies studies. Depositional Environments and their  facies.

 

EVM  522:     TOURISM  AND  RECREATION  MANAGEMENT  ( 2 CREDITS)

The  tourist industry, parks planning, camp  grounds and  recreation, urban recreation, wildlife  and nature  preservation, tourist and recreational  services in Nigeria, transport and  recreational  services in Nigeria, transport , recreational  resources  management.

 

EVM  531:     PRINCIPLES  OF  TOXICOLOGY  I ( 2 CREDITS)

History of toxicology, Biochemistry cellular and molecular toxicology. Biotoxins, carcinogenesis, tertratogenesis and mutagenesis/ genetic toxicology, biotransformation of toxicants.. Systematic toxicology, toxic  response of  blood, liver kidney, respiratory systems, central   nervous systems, skin, reproductive  system,  eye  and the immune systems. Practical: Demonstration of  tropical  application contract  tests, systematic activity of pesticides. Acetycholinesterases inhibition in insects in VICO  and in VITRO . Inhibition of  egg  hatch in  nematodes  and chitindepostion in insects. Resistance  tests in insects. Probit analysis. Effect of gamma irradiation on insect  development studies.   Effect of morphogenic agents on larval and pupa development in insects. Autoradiographic studies.  Bioassay of resistant  / susceptible strains of insects, audiovisuals.

 

EVM  532:     PRINCIPLES OF TOXICOLOGY II  ( 2 CREDITS)

Source, fate  and effects of different toxicants in the environment;  pesticides, metals, radiation and  radioactive materials, plan  and  animal  toxins, polyhalogenated compounds, hazardous wastes, dusts, asbestos, plastics. Factors that influence toxicity  route  of   administration , chemical and   biological  factors . Environmental  toxicology , food  additives and  contaminants.  Clinical   toxicology, cosmetics and drugs, occupational toxicology and health.

Autoradiography, Toxicity  testing. Future  of  toxicology  in the developing  countries, that is,  regulatory and legal  requirements.

 

EVM  533:     BIODIVERSITY AND  CONSERVATION   ( 2 CREDITS)

Definition of concept. Levels of Biodiversity. Ethno- botanical survey. Biodiversity inventory. Biodiversity and development. Implications of Biodiversity loss. Conservation and ecological management. Conservation planning.

 

EVM  551:     URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL  PROBLEMS ( 2 CREDITS)

Urban   environmental  sanitation; urban  pollution;  industrial,  automobile and noise pollution; urban  transportation; urban services delivery;  water, telephone etc.  Urban  housing  problem. Urban  transport  problems. Urban   water  supply  and distribution  problems. Urban  waste  management problems.  Urban  management problems; urban   physical  deterioration urban  population and employment problems and so on.

 

EVM  552:     ENVIRONMENTAL  SANITARY  ENGINEERING  ( 2 CREDITS)

This course deals with the treatment and distribution of water supply, collection, treatment and disposal of waste water, control  of surface and underground water; collection, treatment and disposal of solid wastes; housing and institutional sanitation, rodent/insect control, atmospheric pollution. It also deals with urban flooding, point sources of water pollution, sewage disposal, sedimentation, Activated sludge; processes and treatment. Septic tank, cesspools and seepage pits. Chemical treatment of ponds, biodisks and rotating biological contractors. Traffic congestion and urban abattoir.

 

EVM  553:     POVERTY  AND ENVIRONMENT ( 2 CREDITS)

Concept of poverty. Structural poverty. Poverty environment and population; poverty and insecurity; poverty and international equality; ecological degradation and poverty; poverty and urban housing; squatter and spontaneous settlements. Access of the poor to urban land and resources. Impact of poverty on the environment. Poverty Alleviation programmes on national and global level.

 

EVM  554:     PROJECT  EVALUATION AND   MANAGEMENT   ( 2 CREDITS)

The course  deals  with the practice of   project management as a direct  service  to clients on  an in-house  or consultancy basis.  Analysis of management thoughts, the use of  electronic  computers to analyze feasibility, design, execution  and management of building  projects including financial approval and use of scarce  resources.  CPM  PERT etc. Marketing   of construction. 

 

EVM  555:     WASTE  MANAGEMENT   ( 2 CREDITS)

Types and  forms of  wastes.  Sources of  wastes. Methods of solid  liquid and gaseous wastes, management technology including waste recycling  and utilization . Institutional arrangements for the waste   management. Environmental health effects of waste  management. Economic  of  waste management, wastes management strategies. Case studies.       

 

EVM  561:     PHILOSOPHICAL  BASIS  OF ENVIRONMENTAL  MANAGEMENT

 (2 CREDITS)

This course  will explore  in   rudimentary  manner  the philosophical  and  theoretical  bases  of environmental management  - including  the concept of  sustainability, holistic  or system approach   to  environmental  management. Environmental ethics. Environmental worldviews.  Culture and Environment. Environmentalism.      

 

EVM  563:     GEOGRAPHIC  INFORMATION  SYSTEM  I (2 CREDITS) 

Origin and historical  development of  Geographic  Information System; Definition and conceptual foundation of GIS; components of GIS; functions of GIS; Geographic data and  files; data  mode; Attribute files; Application in  urban and Regional Planning. Environmental management and GIS, Development in Environmental Management in the era of  GIS; Data types and  sources; application of GIS in remote  sensing  and cartography ; problems  and prospects of  GIS  in  Nigeria.  

 

EVM  564:     GEOGRAPHIC  INFORMATION  SYSTEM  II (2 CREDITS) 

Data coding in GIS. GIS information layers. Applications of Database  management  Systems  in GIS. Data  integrated and data  transfer data  presentation. Applications of  GIS  in Environmental Management.   

 

EVM  572       ENVIRONMENTAL  HAZARD MANAGEMENT   ( 2 CREDITS)

Evaluation  of environmental  resources  and hazard management  at national and global  levels. The resources include: human, atmosphere, water, vegetation  and mineral resources, etc. Analysis of environmental hazards will include  causative factors. Effects and methods or strategies of management. The hazards include: oil  spillage, soil erosion, desert encroachment, coastal- erosion, flooding, pollution of the earth–atmospheric system, drought, deforestation, water  hyacinths etc. Hazard Assessment, Hazard Analysis, Hazard  Management  and  mitigation .

 

 

EVM  574:     ECOLOGICAL   DISASTERS AND  CONTROL   ( 2 CREDITS)

Meaning of ecological  disasters. Examples and causes of  Ecological disasters in Nigeria: Erosion, Flooding, Dissertation, Deforestation and water pollution. Ecological  consequences of  mismanagement of natural resources.  Principles and practice of  greenbelt  establishment in arid coastal areas. Origin, types  causes of erosion in South eastern Nigerian. Erosion forecasting. Surface  Water management. Soil hydrology. Soil water movement. Evapotranspiration. Principalities and practice of Greenbelt Establishment  in arid and  coastal and areas. Drainage, leaching and water disposal. Economics and benefits  of  erosion control. Mechanics of erosion. Types  and forms of erosion, Evapo-transportation. Erosion / food control  measures engineering and administration measures.     

 

 

EVM  581:     QUANTITATIVE  TECHNIQUES IN  ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING II

  ( 2 CREDITS)

Time  series Analysis.  Network Analysis. Non parametric Analysis.  Sign  Test, mann  Whitney U-test, Kruskal  Wallis, Two ways,  Analysis of variance, by  Ranks. Introduction  to principal components Analysis and  Factor  Analysis. Introduction to Discriminate Function Analysis and Canonical Analysis .

 

 

EVM 592:      SEMINAR   ( 2 CREDITS)

The  purpose of  this  course  is  to  familiarize the   students  with effective use of the library, preparation of project reports,  paper for journal  publication and  journal review Students will be  given  essays on   topics of general interest from widespread   areas of  environmental management.

 

 

EVM  599:     ORIGINAL RESEARCH  PROJECT   (6 CREDITS)

Investigation of  environmental research problems.  B.Sc  research  project to be  produced  at the end of  field/laboratory  work and  also comprehensive  library research on the topic  of investigation.  

 

POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMME IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

1.1.      INTRODUCTION 

Since the 1972 UNEP Stockholm conference on the environment, the environmental conscience of global, national, sub regional, local and non-governmental organizarions (NGOs) has been awakened as to the environmental fallouts of our development efforts.

 

Dichotomy between development and environment has been recognized to be unrealistic and self-destructive. The finiteness of the resources of the biosphere has been the focus of intellectual, economic and political debate. It has   finally dawned on mankind that scientific and technological improvement has left   negative externalities in its train.

 

Reckless exploitation of  the  biospheric resources has resulted in ozone layer depletion, global climate change, sub-continental desertification and  drought, reckless deforestation, growing industrial pollution, arising from hazardous toxic waste production, unchecked urban blight and decay  uncontrollable incidence of flooding, marine and coastal erosion, gully erosion, automobile  emission, pollution of  water resources, depletion of marine life and  other biotic life components. New projects, which herald the seeming success of technology and science, are put in place without a stocktaking of their environmental negative externalities. All these are fuelled by the emerging pattern of externalities. All these are fuelled by the emerging pattern of consumption consequent on the first, second, and third wake civilizations. The resulting scenario signaled  the biblical  injunction  of  subduing the earth by man  and  establishing dominance over  all that the earth  contains  without regard  to judicious decisions on limits of resources availability, use and overuse  and responsible human action  in sustaining the earth  and its resources. The only regret is the ‘nunc dimittis ‘of man.

 

The complexity of the nature of environmental  degradation demands the training  of  a crops of  highly  skilled   man-power equipped from a  multi-disciplinary perspective, not  only  to ameliorate  the fall-outs  of our technological advancement, but  also more  importantly to highlight the environmental impacts of our various  developmental  endeavours  with a  view  to minimizing the effects  and  maximizing  the gains of modern  science and  technology.

2.0.                 Philosophy and  Objectives

These include among others to enable students

(a) Conduct research into all aspects of the environment, including human settlements; monitor the impacts of various projects, public and private and report to appropriate agencies for mitigating policy initiative, report to appropriate agencies for mitigating policy initiatives.

 

(b) Acquire sufficient and relevant academic and technical knowledge and skill for dealing with the problems of our environment.

 

(c)  Acquire through practical field exposure and laboratory analysis the multidisciplinary perspectives that bear on enlightened application of the problems of environmental management.

 

(d) Learn to work as a team to achieve multi-disciplinary synthesis for  assaulting the problems in the use of natural  resources so as  to achieve sustainable development.

 

(e)  Appreciate through  theory  and field work e various ecosystems in  Nigeria and by so  doing, appreciate  the unity in diversity and diversity in unity and the complementarily of our bases for achieving  a sustained Nigerian  nation-building process.

 

(f)  Acquire  the  competences  needed  to work in the various sectors of the Nigerian economy that impact  on the environment.

 

(g) Develop  skills  for  environmental  auditing and or building up reliable geographic information system, that leads to enlightenment environment- based policy and decision-making  process and

 

(h) Develop competence in rapid environmental data management techniques for practical problem solutions.

 

Course Evaluation:

All course  must  be evaluated   and  a final  grade  and awarded. Student’s  performance shall be assessed  by means of

(i)   Written examinations

(ii) Continuous assessment

(iii) Practical / Field Work

(iv) Seminar paper presentations

(v)  Defended Thesis

 

3.0       Post Graduate Diploma (PGD)

Student Eligibility

(i)         Holders of HND in related environmental science disciplines with at least a credit pass or its equivalent or B.Sc Degrees in other courses are qualified to apply for admission into the programme.

(ii)        In addition to the above, candidates seeking admission to PGD programme should possess minimum of University entry requirement for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Management. 

 

 

3.1       Duration   of Study

The programme  is offered  for  a  minimum  of  12 months  for full –time students and  18 months  for part –time  students. 

 

3.2       Mode of Study: As provided in the University Postgraduate Academic Programme and General Regulations.

 

Course Work:

The PGD course work is aimed at laying the basic foundations for the more rigorous work at the Masters and Doctoral levels.  It is meant to make up  for the  inadquate  background in environmental management course  at the bachelor’s  degree  or  HND  levels  in the various  disciplines.         

 

(i)         Full Time

First Semester

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

1

EVM  611

Ecology of  Natural Resources

3

2

EVM  612

Environmental Psychology 

3

3

EVM  613

Environmental Chemistry 

3

4

EVM  614

Principles of  Geology

3

5

EVM  615

Resources Exploitation  and the  Environment

3

6

EVM  616

Land use Management /landscape Planning

3

7

CSC  500

Introduction to Computer Science

3

8

EVM  618

Environmental  Health

3

 

 

Total

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second  Semester

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

1

EVM   621

Environmental Hazards and  Management

3

2

EVM   622

Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment 

3

3

EVM   623

Approaches  to   Pollution  Control and  Management 

3

4

EVM  624

Research  Methods in Environmental Management

3

5

CSC  512

Computer Programming and  Language  I

3

6

EVM  626

Population  and  Environment

3

7

EVM  627

Climatology  and  Climate  Change

3

8

EVM  628

Research  Project

6

 

 

Total

27

 

 

Total For 1st and 2nd Semesters

51

 

(ii)        Part - Time

First Semester

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

1

EVM  611

Ecology of  Natural Resources

3

2

EVM  612

Environmental Psychology 

3

3

EVM  613

Environmental Chemistry 

3

4

EVM  614

Principles of  Geology

3

5

EVM  615

Resources Exploitation  and the  Environment

3

 

 

TOTAL

15

 

Second Semester

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

1

EVM 616

Land Use Management /landscape Planning

3

2

CSC 500

Introduction to Computer Science

3

3

EVM 618

Environmental  Health

3

4

EVM 621

Environmental Hazards and  Management

3

5

EVM 622

Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment 

3

6

EVM 623

Approaches  to   Pollution  Control and  Management 

3

 

 

TOTAL

18

 

THIRD  SEMESTER

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Load

1

EVM 624

Research  Methods in Environmental Management

3

2

CSC 512

Computer Programming and  Language  I

3

3

EVM 626

Population  and  Environment

3

4

EVM 627

Climatology  and  Climate  Change

3

5

EVM 628

Research  Project

6

 

 

Total

18

 

 

Total for the 3rd Semesters

51

Pass mark for each course is E (40-44)

 

4.0    M.Sc Programme

Students Eligibility

4.1.   Students for this  programme  should  hold  a good  honours  degree  from Nnamdi Azikiwe  University or  any  other  recognized University or  Institution  in Environmental Management  or Environmental related  discipline or  PGD in  Environmental  Management in this   or  any other  recognized University. Core subjects required are as shown in the undergraduate programme.          

 

4.2       Duration  of Course  and  Credit  Load:

The M.Sc  programme  lasts for  a minimum  of  12  months  for  full time students  and   18 months  for part  time  students. Total credit hour is 46 including a Thesis.

 

4.3.   Thesis  Supervision

Because of the multi-disciplinary nature of the programme, it may be necessary to assign more than one supervisor to a student.  This depends on the nature of the topic chosen by each students, six course are offered per semester for students on part time and eight courses for students on full time.   

 

 

M.Sc. FULL TIME

First Semester

S/N

Course  Code

Course Title

Credits Load

1

EVM 711

Applied  Climatology and  Meteorology

2

2

EVM 712

Environmental Economics

2

3

EVM 713

Environmental Geomorphology

2

4

EVM 714

Remote  Sensing and Photogrammetry  in Environmental  Management

2

5

EVM 716

Forestry  Economics and  Management

2

6

CSC 601

Computer Science Practical Systems Analysis and Design 

2

7

EVM 717

Sedimentology

2

8

EVM 718

Urbanization processes and  The Environment

2

9

EVM 719

Environmental/Sanitary Engineering 

2

 

 

Total

18

 

Any students who have not done a course in Environmental Chemistry will take it as an Audited course.

 

SECOND SEMESTER

S/N

Course  Code

Course Title

Credits Load

1

EVM 721

Hydrology and  Water Resources Management

2

2

EVM 722

Integrated  Natural Resources  Management and Conservation 

2

3

EVM 723

Research  Quantitative Methods in Environmental  Management

2

4

EVM 724

Seminar  on Environmental Problems in  Nigeria and  Immediate  University Environment  

2

5

EVM 725

Environmental Impact  Assessment

2

6

EVM 726

Environmental and Planning Laws in  Nigeria 

2

7

EVM 729

Research Project

12

 

 

Total

24

 

M.Sc. PART -  TIME

First Semester

S/N

Course  Code

Course Title

Credits Load

1

EVM 711

Applied  Climatology and  Meteorology

2

2

EVM 712

Environmental Economics

2

3

EVM 713

Environmental Geomorphology

2

4

EVM 714

Remote  Sensing and Photogrammetry  in Environmental  Management

2

5

EVM 715

Forestry  Economics and  Management

2

6

CSC 601

Computer Science Practical Systems Analysis and Design 

2

 

 

Total

12

 

 

SECOND  SEMESTER

S/N

Course  Code

Course Title

Credits Load

1

EVM 717

Sedimentology

2

2

EVM 718

Urbanization processes and  The Environment

2

3

EVM 719

Environmental/Sanitary Engineering 

2

4

EVM 721

Hydrology and  Water Resources Management

2

5

EVM 722

Integrated  Natural Resources  Management and Conservation 

2

6

EVM 723

Research  Quantitative Methods in Environmental  Management

2

 

 

Total

12

 

 THIRD SEMESTER

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

1

EVM 724

Seminar on Environmental Problems in Nigeria and Immediate University Environment.

2

2

EVM 725

Environmental Impact  Assessment

2

3

EVM 726

Environmental and Planning Laws in  Nigeria 

2

4

EVM 729

Research Project

12

 

 

Total

18

Pass mark for each course is D(45-49)

 

Course Description

Post-  Graduate Diploma  in Environmental Management

EVM 611:      Ecology  Of Natural  Resources (3 Credits)

Ecosystem concepts, community metabolism levels of producers, pyramid   of numbers biomas and energy, community dynamics.  Purposes and approaches to conservation management. Implication of the monistic nature of environmental systems.  Conservation planning, environmental units as multiple resources. Conflicts in natural resources management, Economic, political and social considerations, in resources conservation and management. Principles of  water shed, games, fisheries, forestry and range management  and wildlife  management. Environmental recreation.

 

EVM 612        Environmental Psychology (3 Credits)

Basic  environmental psychological  concepts, perception viewing cognition, decoding, environmental images. Environmental awareness. Environmental stress and associated factors- crowding, noise, pollution. Methods of  measuring  environmental  perception . Environmental perception and  behaviour/response. Environmental experience and imagination. Behavioural classification of  environmental. Perception or  environmental hazards.  Social interaction and  environment personal  space and social interaction.  Personal  construct theory, theory of privacy and implication  or  environmental planning and  game  conservation.  Environmental satisfaction. Simulation, dissonance and need. The city, its  pathology, quality and decision. Psychological  response to city planning exclusion/marginalization. Man’s response to the environment, use and abuse. 

EVM 613:      Environmental Chemistry (3 Credits)                                   

Pollution nature of environmental disturbance. Ecological system  complexity. Air pollution, relative toxicities of polluted  substances and pollutants (CO2, SO2, NO3). Hydrocarbon and photochemical oxidants and  particulate matter. Soil pollution. Soil structure and formation. Geo-chemical process in sedimentary environments, cation  exchange, anion and molecular retention ,

oxidation/reduction. Acid rain. Acid soils and problem  soils. Nutrient availability, deficiency and recycling . Soil survey and laboratory techniques Quantitative and qualitative  methods  in soil  classification. Effects  of  bush  burning, deforestation, mineral   resources  exploitation, flooding  etc  on soils.

 

EVM   614:     Principles of  Geology   [3 Credit]                             

Basic concepts in geology, scope of Geology , rock types (igneous sedimentary and metamorphic rocks). Origin, brief classification, occurrence and environmental implications.  The rock/soil cycle introduction to Geologic time scale. Introduction to structural Geology, primary and secondary  structures (fractures, joints, faults, folds. Bedding planes, unconformities) . Introduction to mineralogical  studies. Common metallic and environmental Geology/Geologic hazards (erosion, mass-wasting, pollution/contamination, earthquakes /tremour landslides, subsidence, settlement etc).

 

EVM 615        Resources Exploitation and the Environment  [3 Credit]

                      Metallic and non-metallic mineral resources, their occurrence,

                      Composition and utilization.  Geological, Geochemical and Geophysical 

Methods of exploration and exploitation.  Pollutant  from  hydrocarbon/mineral exploitation, refining and use, nitrogen monoxide, carbon monoxide, and  dioxide gases, sulphur dioxide gas, ammonia gas, flah gas. Etc . Corrosion of metal structures  in  factories and industrial plants, rusting of metal roofing sheets, environmental acidification. Oil spill and  environment. Mineral exploitation and the environment, cost/benefit analysis.  Land, forest and Water resources exploration and environment.

 

EVM 616:      Landuse Management,  Landscape Planning  ( 3 Credits)

Purpose and  scope  of land resources studies. Principles of  land resources evaluation. Rural land resources appraisal, classification and  evaluation using  integrated surveys. Land evaluation  for capacity and sustainability classification. Remote sensing and other techniques of data  collection, analysis and compilation.Conservation of  rural  land resources.

Water  resources  mapping, cost/benefit analysis of resource development projects.  Assessing  impact  on rural  land. Theory/project of appreciation of  man-made landscape. Landscape elements and their contribution  to open  space design. Designing wit nature  of gulygation of nature.  Landscape architecture. Climate and  environmental  constraints; Elements of urban  landscape . Use  of  natural  resources in urban  landscaping.

 

CSC 500:        Computer Course  ( 3 Credits)

 

EVM  618:     Environmental Health  (3 Credits)

Relationship between environment and health. Concepts of health, environmental and environmental  health. Environmental sanitation  and  waste  management.  Types of  waste and  methods of  waste, management; systems analysis approach  to solid waste management; Treatment of liquid waste (levels and alternative methods or treatment). Water pollution and  quality management. Various  analytical methods and instrumentation  methodology. Concept of pollution, sources and types/water, air, noise radiation. Relationship between environmental sanitation and disease causing  organisms.    

 

EVM 621:     Environmental  Hazards and Management (3 Credits)

Evaluation of  environmental  resources and  hazards management  at  national  and global levels.  The resources include human, atmospheric, water, vegetation and mineral  resources etc. Geological  hazards. Treatment of hazards  will include  causative factors, effects and methods of  strategies for  management. The  hazards include oil spillage, soil and  gully erosion, desertification, drought , coastal  and  marine  erosion, flooding, air pollution, marine pollution, ozone layer depletion and water hyacinth etc.

 

EVM 622:      Introduction   to Environmental Impact Assessment ( 3  Credits)

Basic terminology, environmental inventory. Environmental assessment. Environmental impact statement, National Environmental  Policy Act E.I.A. , Progress Report Methods of impact analysis. Public participation in environmental decision-making. Practical work  on E.I.A.  for few  selected simple  projects.

 

EVM 623:      Approaches  To Pollution  Control and  Management  [3 Credit]

A study   of non-engineering approach.  Pollution, definition  and their major sources. Surfaces water  pollution, air pollution, solid wastes etc. Environmental pollution and public health. Pollution control  strategies, command  and control or direct  regulation approach. Specification  of acceptable standards;  obtaining permits and licenses; and land/water use controls.  Economic instruments and their  application. Pollution charges, market creation, subsidies, deposit  refund  systems and enforcement incentives. Responsibilities of  Government and institutions in pollution management. Environmental strategies in developing countries.

 

CSC 512         Computer Programming  and Languages II [3 Credit]

                       

EVM  626:     Population , Poverty and  Environment (32 Credits)

This course explores the relationship between overpopulation, resources  and environment and poverty. Population distribution and growth. Population and food problem. Population, urban  growth and impoverishment. Population and  waste  generation. Population and energy. Population  poverty and insecurity. Ecological degradation and poverty. Poverty, urban housing, squatter/spontaneous settlements, Access to  housing, squatter/spontaneous settlements, Access to land  and the poor.

 

 

EVM 627:      Climatology and  Climate  Change ( 3 Credits)

Basic  climatologically concepts. Simplified planetary climate  system  Time  scales of  climate  change.  Tropical/extratropical interactions Large–scale temperature and precipitation anomalies. The  tropics and  subtropics. Pacific  EL Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO). ENSO and world wide regional  precipitation response. Atlantic EL  Nino . African drought. The monsoon system. Tropical  Atlantic cylone activity, ENSO and Quasibiennial Oscillation (QBO). Polar  stratospheric sudden  warming. Green  house  gases. CO2 and the annual  cycle in photosynthetic production. Ozone “ Hole “ Trends in  snow-cover, sea, ice, air pollution, water quality and health. Atmospheric angular momentum and earth  rotation changes.  Changes in solar radiation. The  geomagnetic ‘Jerk”.  Global  climate change and  effects. Water  resources, flooding, aridity, annual rainfall trend etc.

 

EVM 628:      Research Project ( 6 Credits)

                        A research  project  selected by students  and supervised  by expert staff in

the area  chosen.                                                                                                 

 M.SC COURSE DESCRIPTION

EVM 711:      Applied Climatology and Meteorology  ( 2 Credits)

The role of meteorology/Climatology in economic development processes.  Climatology/meteorology as  a common denominator  of economic and social development  processes of  human environment.  Weather forecasts as a   means  to reduce losses.  Climate and  agriculture. Climate and  man.  The place/effects of Climatology/meteorology  in urban development, construction, aviation, environmental hazards. Application of climatological  data and  information in  sensitive areas of human activities with  selected examples, agriculture, building and  engineering works, energy, fishery, forestry, human  health and  comfort, industry and  commerce, recreation and tourism, transportation and communication, water  resources, settlement of legal  and insurance claims.

 

EVM 712:      Environmental Economics ( 2 Credits)        

Economics  of population . Positive and  negative externalities, effects of pollution.  Pollution  control  strategies. Command and control   ( Direct –regional) and  economic instruments approaches. Direct  regulatory instrument s and their approach  specifying  acceptable standards, obtaining permits and licenses, land and  water  use  controls. Economic instruments and their applications  pollution  charges, market creation and  subsidies.

 

EVM 713:      Environmental Geomorphology  (  2 Credits)

Drainage  basin  in environmental  management Water  and  induced  soil  erosion.  Rivers and  river  channel  flooding, Mass movement Hydrological  cycle and  water  balance, water losses.          Relationship between surface  runoff and underground water. River hydrology and regulation Drainage basin determination and inventory. Material Resources distribution of natural materials by weathering Landforms and techniques of scenic  beauty

Landscapes system  mapping and geomorphological mapping                                    

 

EVM 714:       Remote Sensing and  Photogrammetry in  Environmental

Management (2 Credits)    

Meaning of  Remote  sensing  Physical  characteristics  of  remote  sensing  platforms. Types of sensors, Satellite system for earth  observation  landstat group, spot moms, meteorological satellites spectral characteristics of different  features. Digital  image processing digital  image correction and enhancement. Numerical analysis and pattern recognition. Radagrammetry. Application of remote sensing in monitoring different environmental phenomena. Concept of photogrammetry. Basic geometry of single  photographs, vertical and titled photographs Stereo-photography, Analogue, analytical  and  digital  photos  and  interpretation of natural and  land cover from photographs. Application of photogrammetry in the study of  environment .

 

 

 

EVM  715       Forestry Economics and Forest Management  (2 Credits)

Forestry  Management via forestry functions. Forestry Management  economics and  planning  systems.  Operation  planning  methods  for  forest  management.

Effective  use of  Nigerian  Forest  Policy. Extension  as forest policy  .

Tree planting  in Nigeria. Forest  Policy and  integrated   land use 

Agroforestry. Threat  to forest. Forestry in rural development Integrated watershed management. Forestry and landscape recreation, agriculture  aesthetics. Forest  institutions and instruments.

Regions and  resources  frontiers. Integrated  resources management values, issues  and policies.                                        

 

EVM 723:      Public – Policy and  Environmental  Management  Institutions in 

Nigeria  (2 Credits)

Public policy-making theories, the national actor model, organizational process model,  governmental (bureaucratic) policies paradigm. Advocacy incrementalism or the  science of “mudding through” and  transactive style appropriate. Roles of public, legislative bodies, agencies and professional agencies in public-making. Federal Environmental Protection Policy.

Federal  Environmental  Agency (FEPA) and  state counterparts (ANSEPA). Federal  Environmental  Protection Laws. State Laws Roles of the Federal  and Local  Governments, Water Boards, River Basin and Rural  Development Authorities . Disaster Control Agencies and Funds especially  at the Federal  Level. Anambra State Soil Erosion Control Authority etc. Community  initiatives, NGS, bilateral and multilateral agencies e.g. Guinea worm eradication. World Bank Rural Water Supply Project . Sanitation courts.

 

EVM 724:      Research   and  Quantitative  Methods in  Environmental Management

(2 Credits)                                        

This courses will deal with the various quantitative techniques for the  analysis of data in environmental management. These include tests  of significance; chi-square (X2), analysis  of variance (ANOVA), univariate  and multivariate  analytical techniques (correction and  linear programming),  discriminate analysis. Variable reduction  techniques eg.  Factor and principal component analysis. Trend analysis, trend surface  analysis and time  series.                

 

EVM  725:     Seminar on Environmental  Pollution and  Control  in Nigeria

(2 Credits)

The aim of this course is to create regular for a postgraduate students’ seminar  series  on all  aspects of environmental issues and hazards and their control/management in Nigeria. Emphasis will be on well researched empirical  paper presentations on say flooding, soil  and gully erosion, aridity  and drought, solid  wastes, oil  pollution  etc.  It is  intended that yearly   these will be published  into books.

 

EVM 726:      Environmental  Problems  in the  Immediate   University  Environment

(2 Credits)                   

The course  will be  field  work  intensive to back  up  the  theoretical bases  acquired  in the classroom. Students will be  shared  in  small  groups under expert  supervision to study  various  environmental problems  in Anambra  State.  Topics  include  flooding, soil and gully  erosion, urban and rural  development problems, industrial pollution, road failures, population explosion, urban  housing and  infrastructure etc.

 

EVM 727:      Environmental Impact Assessment ( 2  Credits)

Basic terminology; environmental inventory; environmental assessment; environmental impact  statement; National  Environmental Policy Act; E.I.A . progress report: Methods of impact analysis Public participation in  environmental decision-making, Practical considerations in impact  statement writing. Practical  work in  E.I. A for few  simple  selected projects.

 

EVM  728:     Environmental Laws  with Special Reference to Nigeria ( 2 Credits)

Power and functions of  planning authorities, execution of  planning schemes, acquisition  of  land for development. Laws relating to public health, high ways and environmental  pollution etc. Land  tenure systems in Nigeria. Land use   decree. Public  health and housing codes. Federal Environmental Protection Act, state acts especially Anambra State. Case studies and Law reports. Sanitation and environment of development control and zoning regulations etc.                                    

 

EVM 729:      Research Project  (12 Credits) 

 Ph.D.  PROGRAMME

Admission  Requirement

The following  are eligible  for admission into the doctoral programme

(a)        Holders of  M.Sc degree in Environmental Management from approved 

Universities provided  that such candidates obtained  a  CGPA of not  less  than  3.5 on a  5 point  scale.                              

 

(b)       Candidates  who hold   qualifications  other than  (a) above  acceptable to the University may be considered upon confirmation  of  equivalence  of such  qualifications.

 

The Duration  of  Programme

Full–time candidates  with Masters degree  will be  required  to spend  a  minimum of  24  calendar months, while   part-time candidates will be  required to spend   a  minimum of  36 calendar months.     

 

Examination and  Assessment of Candidates’ Work

(A)       Although  the degree  of Doctor of  Philosophy is  a  reach degree, the  student  shall be  required  to take  a  minimum  of 12  credits in course  deemed  appropriate  to this programme.  Supervisor(s) shall be  appointed  for candidates based on areas  of  specialization.

 

(B)       Areas of  Specialization            

  • Mineral  and  Resources Exploitation
  • Urbanization  and the Environment
  • Water Resources
  • Geographic Information System 
  • Population
  • Women and  Development

(C)       Examination

The examination  requirements for the  award of the  degree  of  Doctor of  Philosophy shall  include the following:

(I)                Passing  of  written examinations in  the  advanced courses  approved  for the

programme.       

            (II)       Submission of dissertation  and  its acceptance by the  Departmental Post-

Graduate Studies Board  of  Examiners.

            (III)     Passing of oral examination  on the dissertation with an  External Examiner 

fully participating .    

            (IV)     Pass mark for each course is C(50-59)

 
 

 Ph.D Courses

Students for the doctoral  programme  are expected to offer  4  core  courses  and   audit any two  chosen  from the list  of elective  courses depending on the  envisaged area of specialization.

 

Core  Courses

First Semester

S/N

Course  Code

Course Title

Credits

1

EVM 811

Philosophical Bases of Environmental Management 

3

2

EVM 815

Environmental  Policy  Analysis  and Decision Making 

3

 

 

Total

6

 

Second  Semester

1

EVM 821

Research Methodology  and Quantitative  Techniques in Environmental Management  

3

2

EVM 823

Environmental Impact Assessment  

3

3

EVM 829

Thesis

24

 

 

Total

30

 

Audit any two courses based on your area of specialization.

S/N

Course  Code

Course Title

Credits

1

EVM 812

Mineral  Resources  Exploitation and  Environment 

3

2

EVM 813

Agricultural  Practices, Technology and the Environment 

3

3

EVM 814

Urbanization and  Environment

3

4

EVM 816

Environmental Conservation  and  Preservation 

3

5

EVM 817

Water Resources and  Environment

3

6

EVM 818

Women and Environment

3

 

 

Total

18

 

SEMINAR REQUIREMENT

Each  candidate  should  present 3 seminars on the whole .

 

1st seminar                   -           General discussion  based  on Dissertation

2nd  Seminar                 -           Proposal

3rd Seminar                  -           Internal Defence

 
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

EVM 811:      Philosophical  Basis of  Environmental Management

This course will explore in an advanced manner the philosophical and theoretical bases of environmental management including the concept of sustainability, holistic  or systems approach to environmental management, pro-active environmental  management  etc.

 

EVM  812:     Mineral  Resources  Exploration and the Environment ( 3 Credits)       

This course will examine technologies for mineral exploitation  and   processing  and their affects on the  environment. Mitigating measures  and strategies will be  explored.

 

EVM  813:     Agricultural  Practices Exploration and the Environment  (3 Credits) 

                        The course discusses various forms of agricultural land uses, application of

Agricultural technologies including fertilizers, large scale dam irrigation

scheme forestry practices, fishing etc  and their effects on the  environment.

 

EVM 814:      Urbanization and the Environment ( 3 Credits)          

                        The  course  examines the  effects of urbanization  on the environment with

Emphasis on housing, industrialization, waste generation and  management

And supply of public services and the urbanites, urban  population  explosion, urban  climates, transportation, urban  governmental  jurisdiction  land use etc.

 

EVM 815:      Environmental and  Planning  Laws.

                        The  role of   international  and  national  agencies  in environmental policy-

making and implementation are examined. These include UNEP,  international  NGOs,  and national  environmental bodies  such s  FEPA, IUC, HABITAT,FAO, WORLD Resources Institute, (WRI), World Bank etc. Environmental Laws  are examined for their  effectiveness e.g. National Environmental  Decree, land Use Acts , Planning Laws etc Un Programmes  on global  climate  change  and weapons of mass  destruction.

 

EVM 816:      Environmental  Conservation and  Protection (3 Credits)

The  course attempts  an analysis of strategies and technologies  for  wild life conservation, plant and soil conservation, landscaping, historic  preservation, structures and environment etc,                    

 

EVM 817:      Water  Resources  and  the  Environment  (3 Credits)  

The course discusses various forms of water pollution, water supply  planning, drainage basin  management, and  various  strategies for  water  supply  in Nigeria including  national , bilateral and multilateral water  projects  including  World Bank Projects, River  Basin  Development projects, Land  initiatives, Rural  Water  Resources  etc.

 

EVM 818:      Women and Environment  (3 Credits)

The course examines the various activities of women that impinge on the environment such as agriculture, women and population, women and population, women in development, women empowerment, and family advancement  programmes etc.

 

EVM  819:     Geographic  Information Systems

                        Introduction:   Concept and   principles of Geographic Information System

(GIS). Components of GIS. Hardware and software components. Sources of Data for GIS (Data Acquisition). Data manipulation, processing and management. Development of Databases and  Databases management  systems.  Application of  GIS  in  Environmental  Studies, monitoring and  control.

 

EVM  820:     Seminar  Paper  Presentation ( 3 Credits)                    

Each student will be required  to present three  seminar  papers in  his  area  of   enquiry  before the final  defense  of  his   doctoral thesis.

 

EVM 821:      Research and Quantitative Techniques in Environmental  Management ( 3 Credits)     

                        This course will deal with the various quantitative techniques for the analysis of data in environmental management. These include tests of significance, chi-square (X2), analysis  of variance  (ANOVA),  univariate and multivariate analytical techniques (correlation and linear programming), discriminate analysis. Variable reduction techniques e.g. Factor and principal component analysis. Trend analysis; trend surface analysis  and time   series. Multivariate Analysis. Two  way  analysis of variance.  Canonical  Analysis.                       

 

EVM 822:      Environmental Impact  Assessment  ( 3 Credits)

                        Basic terminology; environmental inventory; environmental assessment; environmental statement; National Environmental Policy Act; E.I.A.  progress report: Methods of Impact Analysis. Public participation in  Environmental decision-making, practical considerations in impact  statement writing. Practical work in E.I.A. for few  simple  selected  projects.

 

EVM  823:     Public Policy and  Decision Making in Environmental  Management 

(3 Credits)

                        An examination of theories of decision and policy making, rational actor model, bureaucratic process model, governmental/ organizational  process model,  mudding through  mixed  scanning, theories of societal change etc.   Environmental policy making institutions in Nigeria and the globe. Emphasis is on  application of theories  to environmental  policy  making etc.

 

EVM  829:     Research  Project (24  Credits)

                        Students  will select  topics  and will assigned  for  supervision to lecturers  in their  area(s)  of interest. 

 

  LIST OF  LECTURERS                             

S/N

LECTURERS

Department/ Qualifications 

1

Prof.  B.C.E. Egboka

Geological Sciences B.Sc (Hons) , M.Sc , Ph.D, MNGS

2

Prof. I.P.  Orajaka

Geological Sciences B.Sc (Hons) , M.Sc , Ph.D.

3

Dr. Akudinobi  B.E.B.

Geological Sciences B.Sc (Hons) , M.Sc , Ph.D.

4

Prof. L.N. Muoghalu

Geography, Meteorology / Environmental  Management

B.A. (Hons) , M.Ed. M.Sc , Ph.D. MNGA, MNEB; NMS

5

Prof. G.U. Orjiako

Civil Engineering

6

Mrs. V.C. Nnodu

Geography, Meteorology / Environmental  Management

B.Sc (Hons) , M.Sc (Geography) ,  M.Sc (Env. Mgt)

7

Dr. E.N. Aguigwo

Geography, Meteorology / Environmental  Management

B.Sc (Geology), M.Sc Ph.D. (Geology & Planning) MNGA, MNMGS, MIBG.

8

Prof. Uzoka A

Psychology

9

Prof.  A. N. Eboatu

Industrial  Chemistry  B.Sc (Hons) , M.Sc , Ph.D. FIBA, FCSN, PSESN.

10

Prof. J.I. Igbokwe 

Surveying and Geoinformatics C.P.S. M. SC., Ph.D; MNIS, MNIM, Registered Surveyor.  

11

J.U. Ezeokonkwo

Building and Quantity Surveying B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc, MNIOB 

12

Dr.  Micah  Obiegbu

Building  and  Quantity  Surveying B.Sc (Bldg), MGA (Proj. Mgt), FNIOB 

13

Mr. Agbasi Ken

Computer Sciences

14

 Dr.  E.I.  Mbakwe

Zoology  B.Sc (Hons)  M.Sc, Ph.D.

15

Dr. Anizoba  M.A.

Zoology  B.Sc (Hons)  M.Sc, Ph.D.

16

Dr.  C.C.  Egolum

Estate  Management B.Sc (Hons)  M.Sc, Ph.D, MBA, ANIVS SCV, RSV, AIRRA.

17

Arc. M.C.  Officha

Architecture. B.S. (Arch); REG. MNIA, MAARCHES Registered. 

18

Prof.  E.L.C. Nnabuife

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering B.Sc. M.Sc. Ph.D. 

19

Dr. F.C.  Obi

Industrial   Physics.

20

Arc. C.C.  Akagu

Environmental Sciences BES (HONS) Lagos, MED (ARCH); MNIA: MNIEM: MAARCHES; AMNIM; Registered Architect. 

21

C.E.  Okenwa

Surveying & Geoinformatics B.Sc. M.SC, MNIS Registered  Surveyor.

22

Prof.  I.C. A.  Oyeka

Statistics   &  Demography

23

Barr Nnerum

Law: LLB, LLM

24

Dr. P.A.C. Okoye

Industrial  Chemistry B.Sc (Hons) , M.Sc. Ph.D

25

Dr. J.C. Okafor

Enugu-Private Practitioner (Forester)

26

Mr. N.F. Odika

Geological Sciences

27

Dr. J.I. Mbanugo

Biological Sciences

 

PGD(POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA) COURSES WITH  LECTURERS

FIRST SEMESTER

S/N

Course  Code

Course Title

Credits Load

Lecturers

1

EVM 611

Ecology of Natural Resources

3

V.C. Nnodu

2

EVM 612

Environmental  Psychology

3

C.O. Okoye

3

EVM 613

Environmental Chemistry

3

Prof. J.O. Ogbuagu

4

EVM 614

Environmental Geology  

3

S.U. Onwuka

5

EVM 615

Resources Exploitation and  Environment

3

S.U. Onwuka

 

 

Total Credit Load

15

 

SECOND SEMESTER

6

EVM 616

Landuse Management/Landscape Planning 

3

B.M. Eduputa

7

EVM 618

Environmental Health

3

V.C. Nnodu

8

EVM 621

Environmental  Hazards  and  Management

3

C.O. Okoye

9

EVM 622

Introduction to Environmental  Impact Assessment

3

V.C. Nnodu

10

EVM 623

Approaches  to Pollution Control and Management

3

Prof. J.O. Ogbuagu

11

CSC 500

Introduction to Computer Science

3

HOD  Computer Science

 

 

Total Credit Load

18

 

THIRD SEMESTER

12

EVM 624

Research Methods in Environmental Management

3

Osuiwu , B.O.

13

EVM 626

Population and Environment

3

Dr.E. A Obienusi

14

EVM 627

Climatology & Climatic Change

3

Osuiwu , B.O.

15

CSC 528

Computer Programming and Language I

3

HOD  Computer Science

16

EVM 629

Research Project

6

Supervisor

 

 

Total Credit Load

18

 

 

 

Grand Total Credit Load

51

 

 

 Nnodu, V.C. (Mrs)

Ag HOD

Environmental Management


M.SC. COURSES WITH  LECTURERS

First Semester

S/N

Course  Code

Course Title

Credits Load

Lecturers

1

EVM 711

Applied  Climatology and  Meteorology

2

Osuiwu, B.O.

2

EVM 712

Environmental Economics

2

Mrs. V.C. Nnodu

3

EVM 713

Environmental Geomorphology

2

Mrs. V.C. Nnodu

4

EVM 714

Remote  Sensing and Photogrammetry  in Environmental  Management

2

Dr. J.O. Ojiako

5

EVM 715

Forestry  Economics and  Management

2

Mr. C.O. Okoye

6

CSC 601

Computer Science Practical Systems Analysis and Design 

2

HOD  Computer Science

 

 

Total

12

 

Second  Semester

S/N

Course  Code

Course Title

Credits Load

Lecturers

1

EVM 717

Sedimentology

2

Mr. S.U. Onwuka

2

EVM 718

Urbanization processes and  The Environment

2

Mr. B.M. Eduputa

3

EVM 719

Environmental/Sanitary Engineering 

2

Prof. J.O. Ogbuagu

4

EVM 721

Hydrology and  Water Resources Management

2

B.E.B. Akundinobi

5

EVM 722

Integrated  Natural Resources  Management and Conservation 

2

Mrs. V.C. Nnodu

6

EVM 723

Research  Quantitative Methods in Environmental  Management

2

Prof. H.C.Mba

 

 

Total

12

 

Any students who has not done a course in Environmental Chemistry will take it as  an extra  courses/audit – Prof J.O. Ogbuagu.

   Third Semester

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

Load  

Lecturers

1

EVM 724

Environmental Law  

2

Barr. (Mrs) Ezeabasili N.G.

2

EVM 725

Environmental Impact  Assessment

2

Mr. Edupta B.M.

3

EVM 726

Seminar

2

Onwuka, S.U.  (Co.ordinator)

4

EVM 729

Research Project

12

Supervisor

 

 

Total

18

 

 

 Nnodu, V.C. (Mrs)

Ag HOD

Environmental Management


Ph.D. COURSES WITH  LECTURERS

FIRST SEMESTER

S/N

Course  Code

Course Title

Credits Load

Lecturers

1

EVM 811

Philosophical Bases of  Environmental Management 

3

Prof. L.N. Muoghalu

2

EVM 815

Environmental  Policy  Analysis and Decision Making

3

Prof. L.N. Muoghalu

 

 

Total Credit Load 

6

 

SECOND SEMESTER

3

EVM 821

Research Methodology  & Quantitative Technique in  Environmental   Management    

3

Prof. H.C. Mba

4

EVM 823

Advanced Theoretical Basis  of   Environmental  Impact Assessment 

3

Prof. L.N. Muoghalu

 

 

 

6

 

5

EVM 829

Ph.D. Dissertation

24

Supervisor

 

 

Total Credit Load

30

 

 

 

Total  CGPA

36

 

 
 

NNODU, V.C. (MRS)

Ag  HOD

Environmental Management

 

STAFF

Academic  Staff                   Qualification

Mrs. V.C. Nnodu (HOD)      Senior Lecturer: M.Sc., Environmental Management,

M.Sc. Geography, B.Sc Geography,

Specialization:  Environmental Resources Management, 

Hydrology and  water Resources and  Environmental

Economics     

 

Prof. L.N. Muoghalu (Ph.D) Professor: B.A. (Hons.) Geography, 1972 UNILAG

1966/1967; 1970/71–1971/1972, MED Masters of Education State Univ. of New York Buffalo (1980–1981) 1981 M.Sc. Urban Geography 1982 University of Benin 1980/81– 1981/1982, Ph.D. Geography, 1987 University of Benin

Member MGA,MNMS,MNES

Specialization: Urban and Rural Environmental Problems, Urban Housing, Environmental Education and Urban Regional Planning , Political  Geography  

 

 

Prof.  H.C. Mba                    Adjunct Professor: B.Sc  Surveying, Master,  Regional

Planning, Ph.D Urban Studies ( Urban & Regional  Planning )      

 

Dr. E. N.  Aguigwo               Senior Lecturer:  B.Sc Geology. M.Sc Environmental and

Resources Planning Ph.D. Geography and Planning 

 

Mr. B.M.  Eduputa                Lecturer I:  B.Sc (Hons)  Geography, PGD, Management Master of Science (M.Sc) Urban and Regional Planning, Certificate in Health,  Safety and Environment. 

Specialization: Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental/Industrial  Safety, and Disaster Preparedness and  Management.      

 

Mr. B.O.  Osuiwu                  Lecturer I:   B.Sc. (Hons) Geography (1984), M.Sc.

Geography Climatology (1991)Ph.D.  in view (  UNN, Nsukka )

Specialization: Climatologist and Meteorologist  

 

Mr. C.O.  Okoye                    Lecturer  II:   OND  Town & Regional Planning, B.Tech Urban and Regional Planning, M.Sc. Environmental Management Ph.D Env. Mgt  in View 

                                                Specialization: Housing Studies, Environmental Impact Assessment & Waste Management           

 

Mr. S.U.  Onwuka                 Lecturer  II:   B.Sc Geology (1998) M.Sc., Environmental

Management (2004), Ph.D Env. Mgt  in View  

Specialization:  Environmental  Geology, Environmental  Geomorphology, and  Groundwater  Management  

Mr. A.C. Okoye                     Lecturer  II:    B.Sc.  Pure and Industrial Chemistry, M.Sc. Specialization : Waste Management, Pollution Monitoring and Water  Management 

 

Mr. E.U. Anyaeze                 Assistant Lecturer:  B.Sc. Zoology , M.Sc. Env. Mgt

                                                Specialization: Biological Sciences,  Environmental Biology   

 

TECHNICAL STAFF

Mr. P.O. Okafor                     Cartography :  Advance Cartography B.Sc (Bus. Adm) and

MBA  (Bus. Adm)

 

NON- TEACHING  STAFF

Mrs. Beatrice  Ozojiofor       Chief  Typist: First Leaving Certificate, R.S.A., NBC and NBC

Advance

 

Nwasike  Chika                    Computer  Operator:  SSCE, Dip  in Computer, OND,