BEng Civil Engineering

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Our Civil Engineering program is a five-year course designed to provide students with engineering fundamentals

Start Date

September entry


5 years

Entry requirements

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Our Civil Engineering program is a five-year course designed to provide students with engineering fundamentals in the first two years and core engineering courses involving the study and application of the principles of geotechnical engineering (behaviour of soils, design of foundations), structural engineering (analysis and design of reinforced concrete and steel structures), hydraulics engineering (flow of water in pipes, water resources) and transportation engineering in the last three years. The students are also exposed to the basics of construction management and economics: both subjects are essential to every practicing engineer.

Bukola Jimoh

(Civil Engineering, 500 Level)

'Coming to Nile University has giving me the opportunity to meet and make friends with people from different ethnic groups and countries, who have impacted my life positively in many ways and made my experience on campus a wonderful one.' 


You will study the following modules:

Year 1 Units

First Semester

  • General Chemistry I        
  • Practical Chemistry I    
  • Introduction to Engineering I    
  • Use of English I    
  • People and Culture of Nigeria
  • IT and Library Skills    
  • General Mathematics I
  • General Physics I    
  • Practical Physics I

Second Semester

  • General Chemistry II        
  • Practical Chemistry II    
  • Introduction to Civil Engineering    
  • Use of English II    
  • General mathematics II
  • General Physics II    
  • General Physics III    
  • Practical Physics II

Year 2 Units

First Semester

  • Basic Electrical Engineering I    
  • Computing & Programming for Engineers
  • Calculus I        
  • Thermodynamics    
  • Engineering Drawing I
  • Applied Mechanics    
  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers I    
  • General Engineering Laboratory I

Second Semester

  • Basic Electrical Engineering II
  • Calculus II        
  • Engineering Drawing II
  • Strength of Materials
  • Material Science    
  • Fluid Mechanics    
  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers II    
  • General Engineering Laboratory II    
  • Students Work Experience Program (SWEP) I
  • Moral Reasoning and Ethics

Year 3 Units

First Semester

  • Engineering Geology    
  • Fluid Mechanics II    
  • Laboratory Practical’s and Design Studies I    
  • Civil Engineering Materials    
  • Strength of Materials II
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Elements of Architecture
  • Engineering Mathematics I

Second Semester

  • Soil Mechanics I    
  • Engineering Surveying & Photogrammetry I        
  • Design of Structures I    
  • Hydraulics    
  • Laboratory Practical’s and Design Studies 2    
  • Engineering Mathematics II    
  • Technical Communication
  • Students Work Experience Program (SWEP) II

Year 4 Units

First Semester

  • Hydrology    
  • Structural Analysis I    
  • Highway Engineering    
  • Engineering Surveying & Photogrammetry II    
  • Soil Mechanics II    
  • Design of Structures II
  • Civil Engineering Practice
  • Laboratory Practical’s and Design Studies 3    
  • Engineering Mathematics III    
  • Probability & Statistics for Engineers

Second Semester

  • Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES)

Year 5 Units

First Semester

  • Structural Analysis II    
  • Water Resources Engineering    
  • Final Year Project I    
  • Geotechnical Engineering, I    
  • Laboratory Practical’s and Design Studies 4    
  • Construction Engineering    
  • Engineering Law and Management

Second Semester

  • Laboratory Practical’s and Design Studies 5    
  • Engineering Economics    
  • Environmental Engineering    
  • Transportation Engineering    
  • Final Year Project II        
  • Design of Structures III    
  • Geotechnical Engineering II

Practice makes perfect. Each drawing you make is a step forward

Lecturer at Nile University


Additional Information

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:


* Must have at least 5 O’level credits, including English, in no more than 2 sittings.

** For complete requirements, please check the 2019/2020 Jamb Brochure.

  • DIRECT ENTRY: Available
  • UTME SUBJECTS: Literature in English and any two Arts or Social Science subjects
  • O’LEVEL SUBJECTS: Literature in English and any three Arts or Social Science subjects

How will I be taught?

Students will be taught through lectures, seminars and tutorials. They will be required to prepare and make presentations, take-home tests and assignments. There will also be written and oral feedbacks from the Professors.

Career support

Job opportunities in this field are promising. In the global industry, there is a strong demand for Civil Engineers particularly those who combine technical skills with good communication skills and teamwork ability. Graduates of this Department are qualified to handle responsibilities in research, design, and construction management. Prospective employers include, but are not limited to, construction contractors, consulting firms, industrial firms and various government agencies.

Further Study

  • PDG Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • MEng Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • PHD Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Fees and Finance

In 2019/20 the full-time tuition fee undergraduate students on this course will be N2,400,000 (this is the total fee for the programme).  

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance please see link Fees and Finance 

Sectoral Advisory Board

The Sectoral Advisory Board (SAB) was formed with the goal of creating a bridge between industry (private/public and national/international institutions) and academics considering the latest requirements of the industry and incorporating necessary components in the curriculum regarding overall development of the department.

Main Objectives of the SAB:

1- Development of 

a) Curriculum of the department 
b) Syllabus of the courses in the department
c) Institutional relationships

2- Increase the potential of

a) Internship
b) Scholarship 
c) Sponsorship

Roles and Responsibilities of the SAB:  
The roles and responsibilities of SAB are as follows:
The SAB develops and recommends new or revised programme goals and objectives.
The Sectoral of "X" Advisory Board advises the department head on matters related to undergraduate, postgraduate, research and outreach programs, including but not limited to curricula, accreditation, new programs, recruitment of students and faculty, and investment of resources. 


Structure of the SAB:

The SAB is composed of members from eminent institutions as well as members from industry and members of faculty of the department. The chairman of the Board is the head of the department.
The Board meets twice per academic year.

Members of the SAB:
The current members of the Sectoral Advisory Board are:


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