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    The architecture 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 architecture 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.

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    The philosophy on which the academic contents of this programme are designed is “Training for skill acquisition in architecture”, a broad general knowledge of related professions, and competence to exploit (local, national and international) architectural scheme.


    The vision of the Department is to produce quality architects who are well trained in architecture and in other related built environment feilds

    The main objective of the programme is to produce Architects who thoroughly understand and are capable of solving simple and complex environmental design problems within time, cost and available technology. Hence in addition to the core courses, which include Architectural Design, History and Theory of Architecture, Fine and Applied Arts, Building Systems, Technology and Environmental Control Systems, students are also exposed to reasonable depth to other areas of learning such as computer technology, sociology and professional management studies to enable them tackle environmental problems of the country effectively. 
    Research innovations are encouraged and as much as possible live projects, relevant to the country and particularly the local environment, are assigned to students; fieldworks and industrial training are also internal parts of the programme which are designed to compliment classroom work with real life situation. Hence by the time a student completes the programme, he/she must have acquired a range of knowledge, skills and techniques necessary for him/her to understand effectively, manage and solve architectural and environmental design problems of even great complexity. 

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    Admission Requirements

    4.0. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 4.1. Admission Through The University Matriculation (UME) UME candidates are admitted into the 100 level of the degree programme subject to the under listed conditions:- (a) The achievement of not less than the approved UME minimum score, which shall normally not be less than fifty percent (50%) of the maximum possible. (b) By holding on the first day of October of the year of admission at least one of the following:- (i) The Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level or equivalent certificate with credit levels. Credit in English, Mathematics, Physics and any two (2) of the following subjects Chemistry, Biology, Technical Drawing, Fine Art, Geography and Economics in not more than two (2) sittings. They satisfy the Department’s requirement for the programme of their choice as approved by the Senate. 4.2. DIRECT ENTRY (a) Applicants must meet the conditions specified in (b) (i) above and in addition have the following qualifications: (i) Passes at least in two (2) subjects at the advanced or principal level of General Certificate of Education (GCE)/Higher School Certificate (HSC) respectively. (ii) A minimum of lower credit pass at the National Diploma (ND) in the relevant discipline of architecture. (iii) A University Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) or its equivalent. (iv) Any other qualification acceptable by the Senate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University. 4.3 ADMISSION THROUGH PRE-SCIENCE Candidates who successfully completed the University’s Pre-Science Programmes may be offered admission upon fulfilment of the under-listed conditions: (a) Possession of the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level or equivalent certificate with passes at credit level in at least five (5) subjects obtained in one (1) or two (2) sittings; including at least two (2) science subjects chosen from Agricultural Science/Biology, Chemistry, Further Mathematics/Mathematics, Health Science, Home Economics/Home Management, Physics or any other Science subject(s) acceptable to the Senate of the University. (b) Passing the final examination in the Pre-Science Programme with at least 200 marks; attaining the Cut-off Mark for any of the three (3) chosen courses for that year; securing at least 50% in the subject(s) required to remedy any deficiency in the Faculty/Departmental entry requirements and have paid all the prescribed fees of the Pre-Science Unit of the University. 4.4 ADMISSION BY INTER-UNIVERSITY TRANSFER A student with good academic standing, who has spent at least one academic year in a recognized University, may be admitted into Nnamdi Azikiwe University. Such a candidate may transfer to continue his current programme of student transfer into a new one. Transfer shall not be allowed into the first year. Candidates requesting for transfer shall fulfil the following conditions: (a) Meet at least one of the admissions requirements in 4.1, 4.2 or 4.3 above. (b) Satisfy Faculty/Department Transfer requirements (c) Waivers may be earned only for those relevant courses passed in his/her previous University as determined by the Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and the Head of Department of Architecture. 4.5 ADMISSION BY INTER-DEPARTMENTAL TRANSFER (a) Any student of this University can seek transfer into another department or programme after at least one academic year in the University. Transfers into the Faculties of Law and Medicine shall only be allowed after two academic sessions. (b) No transfers shall, however, be allowed into the first of final year of any programme. (c) A candidate for transfer shall have CGPA of not less than 0.60 and satisfy the Faculty/Department requirements.


    5.0. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS The following may qualify for admission into: 5.1 Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture (PGD): Graduates of Nnamdi Azikiwe University or other Institutions who hold B.Sc. (or equivalent) degree in Architecture with FCGPA lower than 3.00 on 5-point scale. 5.2. Master of Science Degree in Architecture (M.Sc.): Graduates of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University or other recognized universities who hold the B.Sc degree in Architecture with FCGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5-point scale and holders of PGD in Architecture of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, with FCGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5-point scale. 5.3 Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Architecture (Ph.D.): Holders of M.Sc (Architecture) degree of Nnamdi Azikiwe University or equivalent degree from recognized universities with a minimum FCGPA of 3.50 on a 5-point scale.


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