Civil Engineering-Programmes

Philosophy and Objective of the Programme
The objectives of this programme have been;
i.    To give undergraduate students firm academic foundation in the basic principles of civil engineering.
ii.    To introduce them to recent developments in relevant areas of Civil Engineering, and
iii.    To equip them to meet the challenges of professional engineering employment in Nigeria in particular and the world at large.
The philosophy behind this programme takes cognizance of the fact that for a developing country, the graduate engineer is likely to face all possible engineering problems, many outside his specialty, the programme is therefore broad based so as to give a mechanical or civil engineer for example the basic principles and methods of electrical and mechanical engineering. Thus, the emphasis in first two years of the programme is on common basics covering all departments of the Faculty of Engineering.

The programme ultimately provides would-be graduate civil engineers with basic knowledge in the fields of structures, hydraulics, soil mechanics and foundations, transportation, public health engineering and materials. Graduates of this programme can find employment in the design and construction industries including highways, government establishment, research organizations, water supply corporations, ports and harbours. Postgraduate programmes are offered in four areas of specialization namely, structures, materials and construction, water resources/public health engineering and soil mechanics and foundation.



Major Courses

Course Code                Title                                                                           Units

ENGR.    101                Introduction to Engineering                                     2

Required Ancillary Courses
MTH    111                Elementary Mathematics I                                           3
MTH    121                Elementary Mathematics II                                         3
CHM    101                Basic Principles of Chemistry I                                   2
CHM    171                Basic Practical of Chemistry                                        2
PHY    107                Fundamentals of Physics I                                            3
PHY    192                Practical Physics II                                                         2
GSP Courses:
GSP    101                Study Skills & Basic Research Methods                      2
GSP    111                Use of Library & Study Skills                                         2
Major Courses
ENGR    102                Applied Mechanics                                                    3
Required Ancillary Courses
MTH    122                Elementary Mathematics III                                     3
CHM    112                Basic Principles of Chemistry II                                2
CHM    122                Basic Principles of Chemistry III                              2
PHY    116                General Physics for Physical Science II                     2
PHY    124                Fundamentals of Physics III                                        3
GS Courses
GSP    102                Basic Grammar & Varieties of Writing                     2
SECOND YEAR:    (Four – year programme starts here)
Major Courses                                                                                                      Units
CVE    211                Strength of Materials I                                                       2
CVE    212                Strength of Materials Laboratory I                                  1
ENGR    201                Material Science                                                              2
ENGR    202                Material Science Laboratory                                        1
Required Ancillary Course
ME    211                  Engineering Drawing                                                          2
ME    261                 Thermodynamics and Heat Engines                                2
EE    211                   Basic Electrical Engineering                                              3
MTH    207              Advanced Mathematics VII                                               2
GS Courses
GSP    201                Basic Concepts and Theories of Peace and Conflicts    2
GSP    207/101        Logic, Philosophy & Human Existence/
Study Skills & Basic Research Methods                                                             2
Major Courses
CVE    221                Fluid Mechanics I                                                                2
CVE    222                Fluid Mechanics Laboratory                                             1
Required Ancillary Courses
ME    212                 Workshop Technology                                                        2
ECE    271                Engineering Computer Programming                             3
ECE    281                Engineering Computer Programming
Laboratory                                                                             1
EE    251                  Basic Electrical Engineering Lab/
Practice                                                                                   1
MTH    206              Advanced Mathematics VI                                                2
MTH    208              Advanced Mathematics VIII                                             2
GS Courses
GSP    202                Issues in Peace & Conflict Resolution Studies              2
GSP    208/102       Nigerian Peoples & Cultures/Basic

Grammar & Varieties of Writing                                     2
Total                                                                                      18
Major Courses
CVE    311                Strength of Materials II                                                        3
CVE    321                Fluid Mechanics II                                                                2
CVE    322               Water Resources and Environmental
Engineering Laboratory                                                       1

CVE    331                Civil Engineering Materials                                                 3
CVE    351                Engineering Survey I                                                             3
CVE     332               Materials Testing                                                                   2
CVE    341                Engineering Geology                                                             2
CED     341               Introduction to Entrepreneurship                                     2
Required Ancillary Courses
STA    205                Statistics for Physical Sciences and Engineering            2
Total                                                                                                                            20
Major Courses
CVE    312                Theory of Structures I                                                            3
CVE    313                Strength of Materials Laboratory I                                      2
CVE    323                Hydrology                                                                                 2
CVE    352                Engineering Surveys Practice I                                            2
CVE    335                Civil Engineering Drawing                                                    2
CVE    342                Soil Mechanics                                                                         3
ENGR    301             Engineering Analysis                                                             4
CED    342                Business Development & Management                             2
Major Courses
ENG    401                Computational Methods                                                       3
CVE    411                   Theory of Structures II                                                        2
CVE    412                   Reinforced Concrete Design                                              2
CVE     413                  Steel and Timber Design                                                    3
CVE     414                  Structural Design Studio I                                                  1
CVE     442                 Soil Mechanics Laboratory                                                 1
CVE     451                 Engineering Surveys II                                                        3
CVE     452                 Transportation Engineering I                                            3
Major Courses
CVE     421                 Hydraulics                                                                              2
CVE     431                 Civil Engineering Practice I                                                3
CVE     441                 Foundation Engineering I                                                  2
CVE     453                Engineering Surveys Practice II                                         1
ENG     402               SIWES                                                                                    10
Total                                                                                                                           18
Major Courses
Courses in the Fifth Year
CVE     511                 Structural Analysis I                                                                 4
CVE     512                 Structural Design                                                                      4
CVE     513                Structural Design Studio                                                          1
CVE     521         Water Resources and Environmental Engineering I                 4
CVE     541                  Foundation Engineering II                                                     4
CVE     542                 Foundation Design Studio                                                       1
Major Courses
CVE     531                 Civil Engineering Practice II                                                   4
CVE     551                Transportation Engineering II                                                4
CVE     561                Project                                                                                           6
And any one of the following optional courses
CVE     514                 Structural Analysis II                                                               4
CVE     522         Water Resources and Environmental Engineering II               4
CVE     532                 Properties and Behaviour of Concrete                                 4
CVE     543                 Geotechnical Engineering                                                       4
CVE     553                 Transportation Engineering III                                             4
CVE     533                Building Engineering                                                                4

Postgraduate studies cover the following areas of specialization: Structural Engineering, Water Resources engineering, Construction Management, Soil Mechanics and Foundation, Highway Engineering, and Environmental Engineering. The programmes for these courses are planned in two phases. The first phase consists of lectures, field trips and laboratory work while the second phase involves guiding the students in techniques of research for the preparation of thesis, reports or dissertation on particular topics of their choice. The programmes provide the student with information on current practice and recent advances in the various areas of specialization. Research topics are based on relevance to the needs of the society and the need to advance the frontier of knowledge. The Department of Civil Engineering offers graduate courses leading to the award of PGDCE, M.Sc., M.Eng. and Ph.D  degrees in various areas of specialization. This prospectus was prepared to provide vital information for all prospective candidates and already admitted students of the Department of Civil Engineering. The areas of specialization include; Water Resources, Environmental Engineering, Construction management, Highway Engineering, Construction materials, Soil Mechanics and Foundation.
The postgraduate programme in Civil Engineering is designed to meet the need of the government and private consulting and construction firms in specialized and advanced areas within the Civil Engineering discipline. Furthermore, the staff of the department recognize the prime role civil engineering at postgraduate level can play in modern and future technological development of our country. A survey of fields of interest shows that postgraduate courses in Water Resources, Environmental Engineering, Social Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Structural Engineering, Highway Engineering, Materials and Construction appear to be in great demand. These courses are fashioned to produce graduates who are competent enough to face challenging civil engineering problems of the developing countries.
Postgraduate programme in civil engineering is aimed at:
i)    Training personnel in advanced and specialized fields; and
ii)    Meeting the need of specialists in various fields of civil engineering both in the public and private sectors.

Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering (PGDCE)
Candidates must possess third class bachelor degree in Civil Engineering or in any other field of Engineering. Candidates with at least second class bachelor degree in related fields of science are also eligible for Postgraduate Diploma. Students admitted into PGDCE programme will take all the fourth year and final year undergraduate courses. He or she must satisfy 75% class attendance to qualify for examination.
M.Sc. and M.Eng.
Applicants must possess (i) at least a merit level (above 3.5 grade point average) in postgraduate diploma in Civil Engineering or (ii) at least a second class honours degree or an equivalent qualification in Civil Engineering or in any other field of Engineering to qualify for admission into the M.Eng. programme. Candidates for M.Sc. are normally those with B.Sc. in a related science discipline.
Candidates must possess M.Sc. or M.Eng with an average grade point of not less than 3.5 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Applicants who already possess a masters degree at the same level of pass from recognized institutions may be considered for entry to the Ph.D. programme.