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
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
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
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 18
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.