SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

BLDR/QS F.O. OLADIPO

Dean, School of Environmental Studies

General Background

The School of Environmental Studies was established in November 1995. Presently, the School offers accredited Programmes at both the National Diploma and the Higher National Diploma levels in the following disciplines:

  1. Architectural Technology
  2. Building Technology
  3. Estate Management
  4. Quantity Surveying
  5. Surveying & Geo-informatics, and
  6. Urban and Regional Planning.

Entry Requirements

NATIONAL DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

The minimum entry requirement into the National Diploma Programme in the School of Environmental Studies is either:

a) Five credit passes in the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), the General Certificate of Education (GCE ‘O’ Level) or the National Examinations Council (NECO) obtained at not more than two sittings. The subjects must include English Language, Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry and any two of the following: Technical Drawing, Geography, Fine Art, Economics, Government, Biology/Agricultural Science, Woodwork, Integrated Science, Physics and Chemistry, or

b) Credit passes in the relevant subjects stated in a) above in the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB).

It should be noted, however, that compulsory subjects in a) and b) above cover only the Building Technology Programme while the compulsory subjects for other Programmes are:

i) Department of Architectural Technology English, Mathematics, Physics and any two others from a) above.

ii) Department of Estate Management English, Mathematics, Economics, a basic Science subject and any other from among subjects in a) above with Literature and Accounting inclusive.

iii) Departments of Quantity Surveying and Surveying & Geo-informatics Mathematics and Physics compulsory, a basic Science and two other subjects.

iv) Department of Urban and Regional Planning Mathematics and Geography, a basic Science subject and two other subjects from among English Language, Economics/Commerce, Art/Technical Drawing and Statistics.

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

Candidates applying for the Higher National Diploma Programme must have the requirements for admission into the National Diploma Programme and in addition must have successfully completed:

a) the National Diploma Programme with a grade not below Lower Credit from a recognised institution, and

b) a one-year post-ND industrial training in a relevant industry.

c) a two-year post-ND Industrial training in a relevant industry for a pass grade.

 

Department of Architectural Technology

Goals and Objectives

The National Diploma and Higher National Diploma Programmes are designed to produce technicians and technologists for the architecture profession and other sectors of the building industry, public utilities and services. Among other things, the diplomates should be able to prepare and interpret drawings,design and write specifications for simple building projects, produce three-dimensional architectural visualizations and make detailed architectural models.

Entry Requirements for ND (Architectural Technology)

The general entry requirements for the ND programme include: G.C.E. ordinary level or its equivalent (Teachers Grade II, N.T.C., WASC (SSCE), NECO (SSCE), NABTEB) with five credit passes in Physics, Mathematics and any other two subjects from the following: Fine Art, Technical Drawing, Economics, Woodwork, Metal Work, Building Construction, Geography, Biology, Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Religious Knowledge, Music, History, Government, Literature-in-English and at least a credit pass in English Language obtained at not more than two sittings.

Entry Requirements for HND (Architectural Technology)

The general entry requirements for the HND programme include:

a) All the requirements for admission into the ND programme as stated above.

b) A minimum of lower credit pass (CGPA 2.50 and above) in the cognate ND examination in Architectural Technology.

c) A minimum of one year cognate work experience.

In exceptional cases, ND diplomates with a pass (CGPA of 2.00-2.49) in the ND examination that had two or more years cognate work experience in the specific field may be considered for admission into the HND programme.

Department of Building Technology

Objectives

The National Diploma and Higher National Diploma Programmes in Building Technology are aimed at producing diplomates with a proven ability or expertise in building production management. Graduates of the Higher National Diploma Programme will also be qualified to register with the relevant professional bodies.

General Entry requirements for Building Technology

NATIONAL DIPLOMA

Applicants must possess at least Five Credit Passes in WASC/SSCE/NECO/GCE/O’Level, Technical Teachers Grade II Certificate, National Business and Technical Education Board (NABTEB) at not more than two sittings. The subjects must include:

  1. Credit Passes in English Language and Mathematics,
  2. Two basic Science subjects from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agric Science,
  3. One other subject from Geography, Physics, Biology, Agric Science, Chemistry, Health Science, Accounts, Literature-in-English, Economics, Government, Commerce, Fine Art, Basic Surveying, Building Drawing, Building Construction, Technical Drawing or
    Woodwork/Metal work.

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA

Applicant shall be required to have:

General entry requirements for the HND Programme include the above requirements for admission into the ND Programme:

  • A minimum of lower credit pass (CGPA 2.50) and above in the cognate ND examination in Building Technology,
  • Plus a minimum of one year cognate work experience. In exceptional cases, ND diplomates with a pass (CGPA of 2.00 – 2.49) in the ND examination that had two or more years cognate work experience in the specific field may be considered for admission into the HND Programme.

Department of Estate Management

Background

The Department of Estate Management is one of the departments in the School of Environmental Studies. The Department offers National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Estate Management.

The Programme is aimed at producing professionals who will be capable of handling and performing to an acceptable standard certain range of Estate development and Management functions and solving problems in their various field of employment with some supervision. At the end of the Programme, the diplomates should be able to exhibit adequate knowledge, skills and technical know‑how in the use, development and management of land.

General entry requirements:

Applicants must possess at least Five Credit Passes in WASC/SSCE/NECO/GCE O’Level, Technical Teachers Grade II Certificate, National Business and Technical Education Board (NABTEB) at not more than two sittings in the following subjects:

a) Credit Passes in English Language, Mathematics and Economics

b) One Basic Science subject from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agric Science

c) One other subject from Geography, Physics, Biology, Agric Science, Chemistry, Health Science, Accounts, Literature-in-English, Government/History, Commerce, Fine Art, Basic Surveying, Technical Drawing or Woodwork.

General entry requirements for the HND Programme include the above requirements for admission into the ND Programme. In addition, HND applicants shall be required to have:

a) A minimum of lower credit pass (CGPA 2.50) and above in the cognate ND examination in Estate Management.

b) Plus a minimum of one year cognate work experience.

In exceptional cases, ND diplomates with a pass (CGPA of 2.00 – 2.49) in the ND examination that had two or more years cognate work experience in the specific field may be considered for admission into the HND Programme.

Department of Quantity Surveying

Objectives

The National Diploma and Higher National Diploma Programmes in Quantity Surveying are aimed at producing diplomates capable of performing basic functions in Quantity Surveying both in private and public practice. Such functions include measurement of Building Works, Electrical, Mechanical, Heavy Engineering works and preparation of bills of quantities for construction works, interpretation of tender documents for award of construction projects, preparation of valuations for construction projects, material scheduling, etc.

Entry Requirements For National Diploma (ND) Programme

  1. SSCE, NECO, GCE O/L or its equivalent with Credit passes in Mathematics, Physics and English Language and ANY other Two from the following: Chemistry, Economics, Government, Geography, Further Mathematics, Fine Art/Technical Drawing/Building Drawing, Biology/Agricultural Science, Woodwork, ICT/Data Processing/Computer Studies, and Integrated Science. All must be obtained at not more than two sittings. Or
  2. Five credit passes in relevant subjects as stated in i) above obtained at the final examination of NABTEB in any trade.

Entry Requirements For Higher National Diploma (HND) Programmes

  1. Applicants must possess a National Diploma in the relevant course with a Minimum of Lower Credit pass of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti or any equivalent Qualification from any other recognized Polytechnic or similar Institution.
  2. Applicants must have had a minimum of one (1) year post Nationa[ Diploma (ND) cognate industrial/work experience.
  3. Applicants must also possess basic requirements for admission into the relevant National Diploma Programmes of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti.
  4. Applicants with a pass grade in the National Diploma Programme may be Considered for admission but must have undergone at least two years Post ND cognate Industrial/Work experience.

Department of Surveying & Geoinformatics

Objectives

The National Diploma and the Higher National Diploma Programmes in Surveying and Geo-Informatics are aimed at producing diplomates with a sound understanding of the methods and instruments used in Geoinformatics. Among other things, diplomates are trained to be able to operate geoinformatics equipment, carry out engineering surveys for lands, roads, pipelines, industrial sites, etc; interpret imageries, and carry out geodetic and topographical surveys.

Basic Entry Requirements for ND (Surveying and Geoinformatics)

Candidates must have at least Credit pass in English Language and four other credits in WASCE, NECO, NABTEB, SSCE or GCE/OL. The five credits must include Physics and Mathematics and any two of the following subjects:

i) Additional Mathematics or Statistics
ii) Land Surveying
iii) Technical Drawing or Fine Art
iv) Chemistry
v) Geography
vi) Economics or Government
vii) Biology or Agricultural Science

In addition to the above, the student must pass qualifying UTME in Mathematics, Physics and any other subject from the above list and the post UTME examination of the Polytechnic.

Entry Requirements for HND (Surveying and Geoinformatics)

In addition to ND requirements, candidates must have:

  • Minimum of Lower Credit at ND Level with one year Industrial Training experience; or
  • A pass at ND Level with at least two years Industrial Training experince.

Department of Urban & Regional Planning

Objectives

The National Diploma and Higher National Diploma programmes are designed to produce Technicians and Technologists in Urban and Regional Planning capable of assisting professional Town Planners in their duties. In order to achieve these, the Diplomates are trained to demonstrate skill on the basic techniques of land‑use planning (Surveys, site planning, subdivisions, etc) and to fully understand the social, economic and legal basis of planning.

Entry Requirements for ND (Urban & Regional Planning)

Applicants must have at least five credit passes in WAEC/SSCE/NECO/GCE O’Level/NABTEB at not more than two sittings with:

  1. Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and Geography.
  2. One credit pass in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Agricultural Science
  3. One credit pass in Economics, Government/Civic Education and Technical Drawing/Building Drawing.

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