School Of Environmental Sciences

The School of Environmental Sciences (SOES) was established in the 2010/2011 academic session with six departments namely:

  1. Department of Architecture (ARC),
  2. Department of Building Technology (BLD),
  3. Department of Environmental Management (EVM),
  4. Department of Quantity Survey (QTS),
  5. Department of Survey and Geo-Informatics (SVG), and
  6. Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP).
  7. Department of Environmental Management and Evaluation (EMV)

While the above departments were new at the inception of the SOES in the 2010/2011 academic session, the Department of Environmental Management was moved from the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology where it used to be known as Environmental Technology (EVT).

The School was established to address the growing needs for an improved knowledge base and manpower to tackle the myriads of challenges associated with the use of environmental resources (land, water, plant and animal life forms), land use, built environments, construction materials management. The School started as School of Environmental Technology (SOET) but in 2015, the University Senate approved that the name of the School should be changed to School of Environmental Sciences.


To Pursue Excellence in Research and Training for a Secure Habitat

In SOES, faculty members and academic support staff leverage their experiences from the industry to provide wholesome training for students to enable them to manage contemporary environmental challenges. The contents of our programmes in each Department ensure that students are well-grounded in their chosen fields while at the same time appropriating the knowledge in other areas of study that will enhance their performances in real-life situations. Our students learn to be holistic in proffering solutions to challenges that pertain to the environments in addition to being equipped with entrepreneurial skills.

Past Deans

It is important to acknowledge the various contributions of academic and non-academic members of staff over the years to the growth of the School. All the Deans of the School from inception include:

1Prof. C. O. Owuama2010-2011
2Prof. N. N. Onu2011-2013
3Prof. G. N. Onuoha2013-2015
4Prof.  (Mrs.) R. N. Nwabueze2015-2017
5Prof.  E. E. Oguzie2017-2019
6Prof.  I. J. Ogoke2019-2021
7Prof. J. D. Njoku2021 to date

Their contributions to the growth and development of the School have remained invaluable.


Prof. John. D. Njoku

Dean, School of Environmental Science