Department of Architecture

Academic Programme

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Academic Programme

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.)

The programme of study leading to the Degree of B. Tech in Architecture takes a total of 10 Semesters. The first year is spent taking general University level courses. The rain Semester of the fourth year on guided/supervised Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES). Seven Semesters are spent taking courses in Architecture, and cognate fields and electives. The long vacation periods of the second and fourth years are also spent on SIWES.

Master of Technology (M.Tech.)

Four Semesters of study are required for the degree of Master of Science in Architecture for qualified graduates of the (B.Tech.) programme in Architecture.

Postgraduate Diploma(PGD)

Two Semesters of study are required for the degree of Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture for qualified graduates of Bachelor of Technology programme in Architecture with Third Class.

The principal course component areas leading to the award of Bachelor of Technology and Master of Technology programmes in Architecture are built around eight major areas of emphases that serve as the instructional modules. These areas of emphasis include:

  • Architectural Design
  • Communication Skills
  • History and Theoretical Studies
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Environmental Services
  • Physical Sciences and Information Technology
  • Management Studies and Entrepreneurial Studies
  • The core of the programme consists mainly of:-
  • Studio courses for Architectural design and communication skills.
  • Lecture courses from History and Architectural Theory, and
  • Technical courses from Building Construction Technology, Environmental Control Systems and Management Studies.

The coursework in these areas is designed to expose the student to a broad range of issues, skills and techniques required for the solution of most environmental design and construction problems. They also enable the student to acquire skills of manipulation of space techniques that are required in the creation of three dimensional spaces. The general principles acquired are competently applied to specific architectural design and construction problems. Further to the core courses are cognate and elective courses which are to provide the student the necessary flexibility and variety in knowledge and skill base.

Entry Requirements

Admission requirements for B.Tech

Normal Admission: Minimum of five credits at the Ordinary Level of the General Certificate of Education, or Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, or its equivalent to include- English, Mathematics, Physics and any two subjects from; technical drawing, fine arts, geography, chemistry, biology, land survey, building construction and economics.

Direct Entry:

Candidates with ‘a’ above who obtained G.C.E. Advanced level HSC/IJMB/JUPEB or equivalent passes in mathematics and physics and any other subject specified above in not more than two sittings may be admitted into 200-Level of the program.

Candidates with normal admission requirements and additionally hold OND Certificate in Architecture or allied subject at the upper credit level are eligible for admission into 200 level. Holders of HND with a minimum of Upper Credit Pass are eligible for admission into 300 level.

Admission Requirements for the Master of Technology in Architecture Programme:

This will include successful completion of the programme of study leading to the award of Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Architecture from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, or from another university accredited by the National Universities Commission and recognized by the Senate of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Prospective candidates must have at least a Second Class Lower Division with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on 5-point scale in addition to meeting the minimum requirements of the postgraduate School.

Admission Requirement for the Postgraduate diploma (PGD) in Architecture Programme:

This will include successful completion of the programme of study leading to the award of the Bachelor of Technology degree in Architecture from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, or from another University accredited by the National Universities Commission and recognized by the senate of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Prospective candidates must have a minimum Third Class Division in Architecture in addition to meeting other requirements of the postgraduate School.

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