SIWES and Final Year matters


This programme is aimed at exposing the student to the practical work where he/she is attached to a professional Architectural firm. It is always a semester (six months) duration programme. It is observed during the second semester of the students third year of the course duration. The programme carries (6 units). The students are expected to have an office based supervisor, a supervisor from the Department of Architecture and an ITF supervisor, to ascertain his/her participation during the period. Any failure will repeat the programme. Overall assessment of the 300 level students is keyed into successful completion of the SIWES experience.


(a)        Final year students shall normally select and have their project topics approved before going on the end of the penultimate year long vacation.

(b)        Final year students shall be encouraged to carry out both the literature review and fieldwork prior to the start of the academic session to facilitate the actual writing of the project during the semesters.

(c)        Students are required to submit bound copies of their projects one month before second semester examinations in their final years.

(d)       Final year students shall be expected to defend their projects for at least ten minutes before the panel, which shall include the external examiner.

(e)        Students who submit their projects after the external examiner has concluded his/her work shall not score more than a “C” grade.



(a)        All teaching staff are expected to be involved in academic advising. However, the department may decide to assign this duty to a few members of staff. When this procedure is followed, due allowance shall be made for the time spent by members of staff concerned with academic advising in relation to their teaching duties.

(b)        A single adviser is to look after a student throughout his course but change may be permitted by the. Head of Department in exceptional cases.

(c)        It is the duty of the Registrar to make available all relevant registration materials to advisers and Head of Department.

(d)       Head of Department are to arrange for the students to meet their adviser, who will help them to decide on their courses before registration. This is to be done with trial course registration forms. The adviser, when satisfied with the course entry in the trial course registration form, will sign it in duplicate. The courses will later be transferred to the official University course registration form.