Academic Programme : Department of Civil Engineering


(1) Undergraduate Progamme in Civil Engineering


Candidates are admitted into the B.Sc Degree programme in Civil engineering in any of the following three ways: through University Matriculation Examination (UTME), by Direct Entry, or through Inter-University Transfer.


7.1       University Matriculation Examination (UTME) Entry Mode

In addition to an acceptable pass in UTME and subsequent post UTME exam, candidate must have

            (a)        Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) credit passes in English Language,

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any one at one sitting or any two at two sittings from the following subjects: Biology, Agricultural Science, Further Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Economic, Geography, Metal/Woodwork.


            (b)        WASC/GCE (O Level) credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any one at one sitting or any two at two sitting from the following subjects:  Biology, Agricultural Science, Technical Drawing, Economic, Geography, Metal/Woodwork.


7.2 Direct Entry Mode

(a)  Candidates with GCE (Advanced Level) in at least Mathematics and Physics plus 1(a) or (b) above may be admitted direct (without examination) into 200 Level.

(b)(i).         Candidates with OND or equivalent qualification may be admitted direct (without examination) into 200 level.

(ii).       Candidates with HND or equivalent qualification may be admitted direct (without examination) into     300 level.

In both cases, candidates must have obtained an upper credit and an average of at least 65% in their    final examinations plus 7.1(a) or (b) above.


7.3       Inter-University Transfer Mode

(i)         Students can transfer into 200 level courses provided they have the relevant qualifications.

(ii)        No candidate shall be admitted from other Universities unless Faculty and the Department are satisfied that the grades obtained by such candidates for courses in which they have had instructions can be properly assigned relevant units

Further information on undergraduate programme can be obtain from the undergraduate coordinator:

Dr. S.O Adesogan 1











                The Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree (Civil Engineering)


1.       Introduction:  The Master of Science (Civil Engineering) degree is a programme being offered by the Department with the main purpose of educating graduate whose careers will be in the research, teaching and professional practice of Civil Engineering.  To achieve this goal the course contents have been specially designed to create an awareness of latest development globally and point out limitations imposed by the local environment in Civil Engineering practice.  Students will master such important aspects of Advanced Reinforced Concrete Structures, Advanced Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Modelling and Simulation of Civil Engineering Systems, Highway Materials with Construction and Maintenance, and Water Supply and Waste Water Disposal.  Each student will be required to develop proficiency in the use of computer models and to demonstrate their practical applications in independent project. 


The courses will be taught by lecturers drawn mainly from the Department of Civil Engineering.  These may be supplemented by lecturers from the Departments of Agricultural Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Technology.  All concerned Departments have agreed to this since such inter-Departmental cooperation has been existing in the Faculty of Technology.



2.            Facilities:  The Department of Civil Engineering has laboratories that are adequately equipped and a computer laboratory with powerful desktop computers, accessories and many software, appropriate literature and instruction manuals which are sufficient for the requirements of a postgraduate training programme in Civil Engineering.  There are more computers and printers in the University Computing Centre and the laboratories are also being supplied with other relevant equipment.  The Department already has experts in relevant areas of Civil Engineering, such as Structural, Foundation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and Public Health Engineering, Water Resources Engineering and Highway and Transportation Engineering.


3.            Admission Requirements:  Admission to the Master of Science degree programme in Civil Engineering is open to graduates of this University and other approved universities recognized by Senate, with a minimum of Second Class Honours Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or other related engineering degrees.  Work experience in civil engineering practice will be an added advantage.


4.            Duration:  The programme shall be organized over a minimum period of 18 calendar months.  The award of the degree will be conditional on a candidate’s success in all the set courses and in the project.


5.            Regulations:

(i)            A programme of courses shall be provided leading to the award of the degree of Science in Civil Engineering denoted as M.Sc. (Civil Engineering).  The course shall normally last eighteen months, that is three semester of full-time registration.

(ii)           Candidates for admission shall normally be graduates of this University or of any other approved university recognized by Senate.


(iii)          All candidates shall complete their registration formalities at the beginning of the first semester.


(iv)         Candidates shall be required to take an approved combination of 700 level courses as Senate, on the recommendation of the Board of the Postgraduate School may determine from time to time.


(v)          Candidates shall be required normally to take examinations at the end of the semester in which a course is taught.  Candidates shall be credited with the number of course units assigned to the courses that they have passed.


(vi)         The workload of each course shall be evaluated in terms of course units.  A course unit is defined as either a series of 15 one-hour lectures/ seminars/ case discussions or an equivalent amount of other assigned study or a series of 15 three-hour laboratory classes or field work.


(vii)        Candidates shall be required to register for a minimum of 16 and maximum of 24 units.


(viii)       Appropriate pre-requisites, concurrent and/ or relevant course may be prescribed.


(ix)         For the award of the degree, a candidate shall be required to pass not less than 31 units including all compulsory courses.


(x)          The mode of examination shall be through written examination in all the courses taken, continuous assessment and oral examination.


(xi)         Candidates must also satisfy the general requirements of the Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan.







Professional Postgraduate Programme: (MCPM) Masters in Construction Project Management


Entry Requirement

Admission to the Master of Science programme in construction project management is open to graduates of the University of Ibadan and higher educational institutions recognised by the University’s senate with a minimum of Second Class Degree (Lower Division) in a relevant subject area such as Architecture, Engineering, Surveying and Building Technology and at least two years work experience.

Applications may be considered from candidates with Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Lower credit and at least four years experience in the construction industry at management level

Registration with professional bodies at corporate or chartered status e.g. MNSE, MNIOB, MNIEVS or MNIA will be an added advantage.




The duration of the programme shall a minimum of three semesters of full-time study or five semesters of part-time academic work


Graduation Requirements

Same as Academic Postgraduate Programme above 

Registration:       Same as Academic Postgraduate Programme above


 Further information on postgraduate programmes can be obtain from the PG coordinator:




Dr. W.O Ajgbe

+234 (0) 7042407326o 


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