Philosophy And Objectives Of The Programme
The objectives of the course are:
- To produce graduate Engineers with sufficient training in aspects of Civil Engineering that poses challenges to our developing economy.
- To advance knowledge through teaching and applied research undertaken by staff of Department.
- To solve innovative academic and practical problems faced by industry in a developing economy.
- To produce high caliber of graduates that would enter the teaching or academic profession.
The programme came into existence in 1988 at the inception of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi. It was created from the defunct Department of Building engineering and design of the former Makurdi Campus of the University of Jos.
The Building Engineering and Design programme was modified to include areas like Highway and Transportation Engineering; Water Resources and Environmental engineering. The old programme thus gave birth to the new one.
The field of Civil engineering is a broad area with unlimited opportunities covering areas of Highway and Transportation, Water Resources, Building Construction, Structural Engineering, etc.
The programme is designed to give a basic education in Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Applied Sciences, followed by Core Civil Engineering fundamentals and then provides advanced electives in many applied fields. The programme includes laboratory work and tutorials, Industrial visits, Seminars and Projects in the final year and nine months of industrial training in Construction firms as well as topics in Construction Management..