Civil Engineering

Programme Duration : 5 years

in consonance with the national goals and objectives of industrialization and self-reliance, the undergraduate civil engineering programmes are geared towards: early board-based training in engineering practice after training; practical application of civil engineering skills in meeting the basic human needs;and close association of programme with engineering industries in the country.

The Civil Engineering programme is designed to train engineers that would be capable of analysing, designing, constructing and maintaining physical facilities for the development of the environment. The facilities of interest include structural systems, water supply, wastewater systems and transportation systems. The programme is planned such that its products (graduates) would have been thoroughly trained in structural analysis and structural design, surveying and highway engineering, soil mechanics and foundation engineering, water systems designs (water works, wastewater works, dams and various hydraulic systems). There is of course a set of standard Civil and Environmental Engineering core courses. But in addition to this, the programme is intended to train engineers that would be truly literate. Indeed, this is in the expression of the philosophy of the Faculty of Engineering, Elizade University, Ilara- Mokin. In this connection, the programme includes courses in Applied Electricity and Applied Electricity Laboratory, Civil and Environmental Engineering Report Writing, Industrial Economics, Industrial Law and Management, and so on. The first two years (after the preliminary year) of the Civil Engineering Curriculum are devoted to studies in mathematics, fundamental engineering courses including Engineering Drawing, Surveying, Thermodynamics, Engineering Mechanics, Workshop Technology and Applied Electricity; as well as a number of more advanced courses such as Strength of Materials, Geology, Materials for Civil Engineering Construction, etc. The remaining two years are devoted to courses in structures, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering and environmental engineering. Electives are provided in the final year, so that students can opt for additional grounding in structures, transportation, environmental engineering, and geotechnical engineering or, indeed in combinations there from. A great deal of emphasis is laid on linkage with industries especially through the Student Industrial Work Experience Schemes (SIWES). The aim of the industrial training scheme (SIWES), as envisaged by the Department, is to introduce the student to a real life situation of an industrial environment. During the industrial attachment period the student is to appreciate how and why certain decisions (both technical and managerial) are taken under given conditions. He or She is to learn to relate his/her lecture hall knowledge to the practice in the industry and thereby appreciate the difference between theory and practical implementation. The summary of the objectives of the programmes are to: a) develop in the students the ability to use the acquired technical knowledge, sense of analysis, and creative design abilities, in various ways that can contribute to the development of a more satisfying life and environment for the country and for all mankind; b) produce leaders, both in creativity and adaptability, in the planning, design, evaluation and analysis of technological innovation for improving the quality of the environment, and of life generally, in response to the ever changing goals and needs of the Nigerian society; c) develop the student’s intellectual qualities, technical ability and critical judgement expected in the Engineering profession. d) produce graduates that have entrepreneurial skills for self-employment in the Civil Engineering professions; and e) lay the foundation on which students can proceed to further studies in specialized aspects of Civil Engineering practice or multi-disciplinary areas involving Civil Engineering.

In consonance with the national goals and objectives of industrialisation and self-reliance, the undergraduate Civil Engineering programmes are geared towards: early broad-based training in general engineering and technology; the development of a thorough engineering practice after training; practical application of Civil Engineering skills in meeting the basic human needs; and close association of the programme with engineering industries in the country. Graduates of the Civil Engineering programmes should have acquired high academic standards with adequate practical background, to be of immediate value to industry and the nation in general. The Civil Engineering programme is structured in such a way that students will have the opportunity to take courses that will provide a basic understanding of all areas of Civil Engineering practice, while they can concentrate in any of the following options in the final year: Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, and Construction Engineering. Environmental Engineering is that branch of engineering which is concerned with: a) The protection of human population from the effects of adverse environmental factors, b) The protection of environments both local and global from the potentially deleterious effects of human activities, and c) The improvement of environmental quality for man’s health and well-being. It is the systematic application of physical, chemical and biological sciences to protect the environment (air, water and soil). Bordered on one side by the subject of conservation (protection of natural resources) and on the other by medical studies (dealing with the protection of man), it focuses on the change-producing factors in the environment – including the origin, transport, and interaction of pollutants (particulate matter, gases, vapours, liquids, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, and undesirable organisms) as they relate to the evaluation, treatment and control of the quality of the environment for sustained use by people. Environmental engineering is therefore that discipline of applied science and technology particularly concerned with the relationship of man to his surrounding physical environment and the socio-economic environment in which he is contained. Physical and social sciences are applied to make our environment best suited for man’s needs, by solving the problems related to the quality of the environment and the impact of their application on the society, the controlled use and preservation of man’s environment.

Admission Requirements
Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Admission to 100 Level is through the UTME of the Joint Admission Matriculation Board Examination in subjects such as English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. To be eligible for admission, candidates must have a minimum of five credit pass in the General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level), or West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or NECO or its equivalent at not more than two (2) sittings in the following subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and English Language. UTME Subjects: English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics Direct Entry In addition to the requirements specified above in (a), candidates seeking admission to 200 Level must possess i. National Diploma (ND) at Upper Credit Level or equivalent in Civil Engineering or related discipline from recognised institutions, or ii. Good passes at the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) or its equivalent in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

Course Outline

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 GNE102 ENGINEER IN SOCIETY 2 100 Second Learn More
2 GNE201 ENGINEERING DRAWING 2 200 First Learn More
4 216 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 3 200 Second Learn More
5 GNE231 MATERIAL SCIENCE 3 200 First Learn More
7 GNE236 BASIC THERMODYNAMICS 2 200 Second Learn More
11 CVE200 SWEP 3 200 Second Learn More
12 GNE221 APPLIED MECHANICS 3 200 First Learn More
13 GNE214 FLUID MECHANICS 3 200 Second Learn More
14 GNE211 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS I 3 200 First Learn More