The Department of Civil Engineering started in July 25, 2012 (2012/2013 academic session) with a vision to become one of the best in Nigeria. The philosophy of the Department is to train engineers that are capable of analyzing, designing, constructing and maintaining physical facilities for the development of our environment. In achieving the national goals and objectives of industrialization as it concerns self –reliance engineering education in Nigeria and according to the NUC Minimum Academic Standard, the Departmental guidelines are geared towards:
- The development of a scheme in training and practice of Civil Engineering,
- Early broad-based training in general Engineering and Technology,
- Practical application of Engineering, Technology and manufacturing processes, and
- Close relation of the programme with industries in the country.
The programme is structured in such a way that students will have opportunity to take courses that will provide a basic understanding of all areas of Civil Engineering practice and can specialize in any of the following options in the final year.
- Structural Engineering
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Transportation planning and highway Engineering
- Water resources and Environmental Engineering
The Department also has a vibrant graduate programme in all these areas.
The mission of the Department is in line with the mission of the university. It aims to provide, through innovative teaching, research and community service, Civil Engineering education aimed at producing a new generation of highly motivated, competent, skillful and innovative professionals and students with a burning desire to tackle Africa’s developmental challenges.
The vision of Civil Engineering Department is to be a world leader in ground breaking scientific and technological innovation and to train civil engineers who will cooperate with other professionals to create a sustainable world and enhance the global quality of life.
Our Career Prospects
Graduates of the Civil Engineering programme have both expert knowledge within their engineering discipline and the ability to recognize the broader context in which their knowledge lies. While they have learned about standard engineering science, processes, responsibilities and ethics, they have the advantage of having been exposed to different engineering perspectives.
Graduates with a Civil Engineering degree can take up careers in a wide spectrum of industries such as banking, Water Corporation, ministry of works and transport, ministry of environment, ministry of solid minerals, Housing Corporation, banking, oil industries, the academics, and private business. Within these industries, civil Engineering graduates may be design engineers, site engineers, project planners or project managers.