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  • Welcome to department of CIVIL ENGINEERING

    The Civil Engineering discipline is unique because it provides a focus for convergence of technologies. Its uniqueness naturally defines its role and dictates its increasing relevance in several disciplines and modern practices and techniques. The scope of application of Civil Engineering in the modern scientific and technological context is, therefore, infinitely wide. Students are equipped in the Department and are thus encouraged to function, research and engage in collaborative projects in wide professional contexts.

    : . HISTORY


    The objective of the department is not only to produce graduate Civil Engineers but also to produce knowledgeable and motivated Civil Engineers who like their foreign counterparts are capable of practicing the profession with as little supervision as possible. To achieve this objective, emphasis is laid on the marrying theory with practice from start to finish. Lucky enough, the department has enjoyed good neighbourly relation with Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nigeria, and Department of Civil of Engineering, Institute of management and Technology IMT Enugu and the Soil and foundation Laboratories of Obiukwu Okeke and Associates. Initially our students carried out experiments on the strength of materials, concrete technology and Geo-mechanics in these institutions and firms.

    The department of Civil Engineering programme with an initial staff strength of four lecturers and two technologists also with a initial intake student of about twenty, currently has student population of over two hundred in the 2012/2013 session. Similarly, the staff strength has consistently increased with seventeen lecturers, six technologists.




    Engineering graduates from the department should academic the skills and have the incentive to become registered professional engineering. The outcomes for the ci9vil engineering programs are: 1. Graduates will achieve an appropriate level of technical competence in: a. Understanding basic scientific principles including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, properties of matter, and related topics. b. Using modern tools for engineering problems analysis including computer and sophisticated and laboratory equipment. c. Approaching and solving engineering problems in a structured manner. d. Synthesizing knowledge from various sources to produce creative cost-effective designs for civil engineering facilities and processes. e. Graduates of the engineering programmme will also have understanding of basic project management principles. 2. Graduates will be prepared for the engineering profession through: a. Knowledge of human relations. b. Recognition of the necessity to join and actively participate in profession societies. c. A commitment to becoming registered as a professional engineer. d. An ability to communicate effectively, both in written and oral form, as well as ability to listen. e. A sensitivity to and practice of personal and professional ethics. f. An ability to work effectively in terms. 3. Graduates will have an educated view of world including: a. An understanding of the role and limitation of technology in addressing society’s problems. b. An exposure to the cultural, historical, and philosophical foundations of societies. c. Knowledge of political and economic systems, particularly those that affect the planning, design and operation of the civil environment. d. A basic understanding of societal and environmental issues as they affect engineering decisions. 4. Graduates will be prepared for lifelong education: a. Their academic training will lay the foundation for students to pursue further education through independent study, short courses, and graduate education. b. They are committed to pursuing lifelong education that will enhance their professional capacities.


    Civil Engineering is a broad field that deals with a wide variety of projects. No wonder the result of Civil Engineering practice are evident everywhere. It is the vision of the depart to produce engineers that would fill the needs in the numerous areas of emphasis identifiable within the field of Civil Engineering which include: I. Highway and Transportation Engineering II. Water Resources Engineering III. Sanitary Engineering IV. Structural Engineering V. Geotechnical Engineering VI. Construction Engineering


    The objectives of the undergraduate engineering program in the Department of Civil Engineering are:

    1. To provide a basic understanding of engineering principles
    2. To prepare students for engineering practice
    3. To prepare students for enhanced service to the society
    4. To produce graduates that will adhere to the Engineering Code of Ethics which states that “Engineers shall hold paramount”.

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    Admission Requirements

    Every student who wishes to pursue a degree offered in the Civil Engineering department must formally admitted to the department. Students entering the university usually are admitted to the engineering program when they have met the departments cut off for the UME examination, have a minimum of five credits in five sciences courses in O’ Level in the Senior School Certificate Examination council(NECO) including mathematics and English and also pass the university internal. Pre-entry examination. Candidates seeking Direct entry admission to 200 level of the programmes should posses GCE A’ Level in mathematics, physics and chemistry or ordinary National diploma from a recognize institution with a lower credit, or a University Diploma in a science or Engineering based course at the Merit level, in addition to the matriculation requirements stated in the (1) above, Candidates with higher national diplomas in relevant disciplines can be considered for direct entry as appropriate curriculum.



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