UNDERGRADUATE

BSc Architecture

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The architectural profession is one of the most important components of the construction sector. It incorporates many fields of knowledge.

Start Date

September entry

Duration

4 years

Entry requirements

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Fees

₦ 2,400,000

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The architectural profession is one of the most important components of the construction sector. It incorporates many fields of knowledge. Sustainable and ecological design, structural elements and materials, history of architecture and restoration, urban planning and design, interior design, landscaping, construction techniques, informatics, philosophy, art, etc. are among the fields of architecture. Therefore, architects have a broad carrier range. They can work both in offices and on construction sites in buildings and urban scale projects; building supervision, design, production and marketing of materials, preparation of laws and regulations related to the profession, publishing of organizations, exhibitions etc. in the relevant fields are the areas where people who have received architectural education can take part. Public sector, private sector, companies and banks, freelance architecture offices, institutions and companies related to the construction sector, and related broadcasting institutions are the areas where the architectural practice is performed intensively during the vocational training. In addition, graduates can open their own offices and work as freelance architects or academicians as well.

COURSE SUMMARY

You will study the following modules:

 

100 Level

First Semester

  • Basic Design I
  • Architectural Graphics  I 
  • Introduction to Architecture I
  • Scale and Proportions
  • Building  Materials Science I
  • Principles of Measurement I
  • General Mathematics I
  • General Physics I
  • General Physics III
  • General Physics Laboratory I
  • Communication in English
  • Information and Communication Technology(ICT)
  • Use of Library and Study Skills I
  • Architectural Modeling  I
  • Freehand Drawing  I

Second Semester

  • Basic Design II
  • Architectural Graphics II
  • Introduction to Architecture II
  • Computer Appreciation for Architects
  • Building  Materials Science II
  • General Physics II
  • General Physics Laboratory II
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • General Mathematics II
  • Nigerian People and Cultures
  • Communication in French
  • OR
  • Communication in Arabic
  • Architectural Modeling II
  • Freehand Drawing II

200 Level

First Semester

  • Architecture Design I
  • Building Construction I
  • Introduction to Building Structures I
  • Computer Aided ARC. Design (CAAD)I
  • Building Material Science
  • History / Theory of Ancient Arch. I
  • Concrete Technology
  • Communication in English
  • History and Philosophy of sciences
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Principles of Management
  • Planning Theory
  • Urbanization

 

Second Semester

  • African Art Pre–20th Century Nig.
  • Architectural Design II
  • Building Construction II
  • Building Structures II
  • Computer Aided ARC. Design (CAAD)II
  • Architectural Programming
  • History/Theory of Traditional Architecture II
  • Building Climatology
  • Architectural  Workshop Practice
  • Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Building Quantities
  • Evolution of Planning Thought
  • Planning Principles and Process
  • Site Planning
  • 20th Century African Art
  • Art and Society

300 Level

  • Architectural Design III
  • Building Construction III
  • Building Structures III
  • History/ Theory of Classical Arch.
  • Site Planning /Landscape Design
  • Building Services (Mechanical)
  • Building Services (Electrical)
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Surveying for Professionals
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Venture Creation and Growth     Business Creation and Growth
  • Hausa/ Islamic Architecture
  • Model Making
  • African Traditional Architecture
  • Traditional Construction Methods
  • Art History General
  • Advanced Perspective Drawing
  • General Photography
  • Rural Sociology
  • Sociology of Urban Life
  • Compulsory Industrial Attachment (SIWES) 6 Months

400 Level

  • Architecture Design IV
  • Building Construction IV
  • Building Structures IV
  • Research Methods
  • History/Theory of Modern Architecture
  • Building Measurement & Estimation
  • Intro to Sustainable Architecture
  • Architectural W/Shop Practice
  • Islamic Architecture
  • Building Maintenance
  • Rural Geography
  • Architectural Design V
  • Building Construction V
  • Building Structures V
  • Professional Practice
  • Urban Design
  • Interior Design
  • Sustainable Architecture
  • Independent Research Project
  • Oriental Architecture

COURSE INFORMATION

Additional Information

Entry Requirements

There are two sets of diversified student types that the university is targeting - the Nigerian students and the International students. The two groups have deferent criterion of admission.

  1.  

1.1.Nigerian Students

All Nigerian admissions into the University shall be through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Admissions shall be open to all irrespective of nationality, sex, physical challenge, religion, and race. A letter of recommendation from the previous Senior Secondary School Counsellor/ Principal is also required.

The University shall conduct its own entrance exam if necessary. This Post JAMB screening will involve written test and interview to assess the student’s suitability or otherwise for admission and the candidate shall pay the specific amount only for the same. The results of these tests shall be declared within 15 days of the Exam date.

Additionally, admission into an undergraduate degree programme of the University shall be based on the Faculty and Departmental requirements stated below.

1.2.UME Entry Mode

Candidates who have successfully completed the Senior secondary school of the 6-3-3-4 system and obtained five credits at ordinary level or its equivalent in Mathematics, English Language, Physics and two other subjects one each from the following two groups:

a)         Technical Drawing, Fine Arts and Building Construction

b)         Geography, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Pure Mathematics and Land Surveying.

Normal Admission should be through an acceptable pass at the entrance examination organized by JAMB and the Post UTME (organized by the Faculty) which will normally include the testing of creative design skills acquired in (a) above which is vital to the study.

Candidates so admitted should commence at the 100 – level of the program.

1.3.Direct Entry Admission

Candidates who fulfill the ordinary level requirements and who have obtained the G.C.E.  Advanced Level, H.S.C., OND certificate in Architectural Technology or equivalent passes in Mathematics and Physics, or Mathematics or   Physics and any other subject noted in 2.1.1 above may be admitted at the 200 level of the program. Any deficiencies in their background should be rectified by taking and passing appropriate courses at the first level of study before proceeding to the second level.

1.4.Foreign Students

The university proposes to admit foreign students through the following:

  1. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) – conducted in over 130 countries as an international entrance exam for admission into Universities the United States and American University abroad). 
  2. OSS - Student Selection and Placement System- The university entrance exam conducted in Turkey that is equivalent to JAMB - Nigeria),
  3. YOS (another internationally recognized entrance exam conducted across 25 European Countries for admissions across Australia and Europe), or
  4. Any other internationally recognized University Entrance Exam, equivalent of the JAMB in Nigeria.

To comply with the admission policy into Nigerian Universities, all foreign students admitted into NUN will be subsequently cleared with JAMB.

1.5.Inter/Intra-faculty Transfer

A student in 200 level can change department within/outside the faculty. This can be done by filling the “CHANGE OF DEPARTMENT FORM”. The time to change department is during the registration period in first semester of the student’s 200 level.

How will I be taught?

The course is going to be taught majorly by lectures through presentation and the use of other teaching aids.  Laboratory sections will be scheduled where applicable.

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