Department of Urban and Regional Planning

DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

UNIVERSITY OF JOS

 

BACHELOR OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (B.URP)  PROGRAMME

 

Urban and Regional Planning is an interdisciplinary activity. As a profession, it represents a wide spectrum of specialization ranging from pure design to pure social analysis. It is viewed that the Department will contribute to the needs of Nigeria, in the foreseeable future. This calls for unique kind of planners that are sufficiently competent in both design and socio-economic analysis, to be able to function independently, as to solve planning problems. To this effect, the programme will be a blend of design and analysis, theory and practice.

            It will also be concerned with the formulation of design, implementation and monitoring of land use plans and policies at local, urban and regional levels.

 

GOALS:

The goals of the undergraduate course of study in (BURP) are:

1.                  To provide a broad based education and training which will assist in developing the students’ intellectual and professional capacities to a high standard.

2.                  To provide a sound generalist professional planner, who can operate effectively in the field of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) and related activities

OBJECTIVES:

The objectives include the following:

i.          The development of students understanding of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) by the  study of   theories, methods and techniques for planning, designing and managing land use activities and environment.

ii.         Assisting students to acquire constructive developmental understanding of the  social, economic, technological and legislative frameworks of  society within the “Physical” and “other” planning processes in operation and of the potential capacities of that framework for more coherent and relevant collaborative policy formulation and implementation.

iii.                Providing students with varied practical experience of realistic planning problems and encouraging the students to develop interest in particular planning skills and research methods.

 

THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME

The philosophy of BURP programme is to produce corporate urban and regional planners with broad knowledge, skills and expertise for human settlement analysis and management.

In the first two years of the programme, students would be trained in foundation courses in planning theory and principles, and also acquire analytical skills and techniques from a broad spectrum of related disciplines: Geography, Economics, Sociology or Architecture, Mathematics, etc. The later part of the programme, i.e.  from 300 to  500  levels students will begin to specialize in substantive areas of  planning and choose from a range of  general electives.

The 400 level would be mostly spent on SIWES, which is aimed to making students work in relevant planning organizations so as to appreciate real life problems and proffer possible solutions to them.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

i)                    For admission into 100 level, candidates are required to obtain at least five (5) credit passes in WAEC/SSCE/NECO OR GCE ‘O’ levels. The subjects should include; English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any two from Physics, Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Fine Arts, Economics and Biology. Candidates are also required to obtain an acceptable pass in the matriculation Examination (JME).

ii)                  Pass in the Remedial Studies Examination of the University of Jos in the relevant subjects including: Geography, Mathematics, English Language and Technical Drawing. Such candidates enter the programme at 100 level.

iii)                Candidates with the following qualifications could be admitted with at least upper credit by direct entry into 200 level of the programme

a)      Holders of  National Diploma (ND) in Town Planning, Land Surveying, Building, Architecture, Estate Management, Quantity Survey, with an upper credit

b)      At least two (2) passes at the ‘A’ level HSC or IJMB, one of which must be Geography.

 

PROGRAMME DURATION

The length of the programme is five years or ten (10) semesters leading to a degree in Urban and Regional (B.URP). Direct entry students join at 200 level. One semester is devoted to industrial attachment which takes place during the second semester of the 4th year.

 

GUIDELINES FOR SELECTION AND REGISTRATION OF COURSES:

1)                  To qualify for the award of the Bachelor in Urban and Regional Planning (B. URP), students joining at 100 level must have obtain a minimum of  180 credit units, while those joining at 200 level (direct entry) must have passed a minimum of 132 credit units, to satisfy the internal and external examiner, and all the departmental requirements.

2)                  In any session, a minimum of 36 and a maximum of 48 credits may be registered.

3)                  Some courses have pre-requisites. Only those who have satisfied the stipulated requirements can register for such courses.

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 

It is expected that each student shall satisfy the general and specific requirements in their programmes as scheduled in regard to core/compulsory, optional, elective courses, and practicals.  To qualify for a degree, each student should have completed and passed all the required courses.

 

Degree Classification

 

The classification of the overall performance of each student shall be based on Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) system.

 

Class of Degree (Based on 5-point scale)                 CGPA

 

First Class Honours                                                     4.50 – 5.00

Second Class Honours (Upper Division)                    3.50 – 4.49

Second Class Honours (Lower Division)                   2.40 – 3.49

Third Class Honours                                                   1.50 – 2.39

Fail                                                                              Below 1.50

 

Probation

 

A student shall be placed on academic probation if at the end of the second semester of an academic year the student scored less than 1.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).

 

Withdrawal

 

A student shall be requested to withdraw from a particular programme if at the end of a probation period, the student still does not make satisfactory progress.  Such student shall be at liberty to apply for a change of programme within the university.

 

Course Credit System

 

Students in each of the programmes in Environmental Sciences are expected to take a minimum of 180 credit units for the award of a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate courses.

 

A minimum of 15 credit units should be taken by each student per semester.  Each of the courses in all the propgrammes is expected to be taught for a semester which will last for a minimum of fifteen (15) weeks.

 

The teaching should be distributed into lectures, tutorials and workshops/studio practicals. 

 

 

Grade Point Average and Cumulative Grade Point Average

 

This should be based on the following grading systems:

 

Grading System:

 

Marks                                     Attainment Level                   Points

 

70 – 100                                  Grade A                                  5 Points

60 – 69                                    Grade B                                  4 Points

50 – 59                                    Grade C                                  3 Points

45 – 49                                    Grade D                                  2 Points

40 – 44                                    Grade E                                   1 Point

Below 40                                 Grade F                                   0 Point

 

1.4              EVALUATION

 

1.4.1        Techniques of Students Assessment

 

The evidence on which the assessment of a student’s achievement is based, should include the following:

 

Formal examinations

Laboratory Reports

Problem Solving Exercises

Oral Presentations

Essay Assignments/Term Papers

Collaborative Project Work

Individual Project Work

Report on External Placement (SIWES)

External Examiners Report

Surveys and Evaluations

 

External Examiner’s System

 

External examiners shall be appointed once in a year particularly at the end of each session to moderate examination questions, review the scripts of the students, and provide an overview of the work of the students in all classes, particularly those in the final year.  It shall be mandatory on the Chief Examiner to review the questions set by his colleagues before those questions are forwarded to the External Examiner in order to ensure that they reflect the coverage of the syllabi and the manner in which they were taught.  The system also provides avenues for assessing comparability of programmes and the maintenance of minimum standards.

 

SIWES Rating and Assessment

 

Students should be exposed to a combination of field and office experience both in the public and private sectors and/or construction activities relevant to their individual disciplines.  All students in the Environmental Sciences discipline should be exposed to a period of compulsory, supervised Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) in addition to Laboratories/Workshop/Practical/Studio Training as reflected in the individual programmes.  Such training shall be undertaken in an approved establishment.  A minimum period of a semester is considered to be adequate. The student is expected to submit a systematic log-book for assessment at the end of the training period.  Students with unsatisfactory performance shall be required to repeat the training programme.

 

Students’ Evaluation of Courses

 

At the end of every semester, students shall be given the opportunity to evaluate the courses taken in the semester based on the following criteria:

 

1            relevance

2            adequacy in terms of time and content coverage

3            students understanding of the courses

4            adequacy of lectures, tutorials and practical’s

5            standards of continuous assessment and examinations 

 

Below are key areas of planning discipline.

 

Planning Theory

Land Use Studies

Planning Techniques

Planning Design

Planning Studies

Professional Practice

Planning Research and Seminar

Applied Sciences and Humanities

 

The different courses are distributed according to their importance as core courses and electives.

 

            Key Areas in Urban and Regional Planning Theory

 

            Introduction to Environmental Design and Management

            Basic Elements of Planning

            Urban Development Planning

            Rural Development Planning

            Planning theory

            History of Planning

            Population and Urbanisation

            Advance Regional Planning

            Land Use Studies

            Housing Studies

            Transportation Planning I and II

            Public Utilities and Services

            Urban Renewal Techniques

            Land Use and Management Theory I and II

            Industrial Development Planning

            Recreation Planning

            Land Economics I and II

 

            Planning Techniques

 

            Quantitative Techniques in Planning

            Project Planning and Evaluation

            Land Surveying

            Environmental Impact Assessment

            Principles of Valuation I

            Application of computer to Planning I and II

            Introduction to Measurements and Description

 

            Planning Design

 

            Site Selection and Planning

            Building Design and Construction

            Urban Design

            Landscape Design

            Planning Design

            Planning studios

            Planning Studios I - VII

 

            Professional Practice

 

            Professional Practice I and II

            Management and Planning

            Planning Land procedures

            Development control and Settlement of disputes

            Oral Examination

 

            Planning Research and Seminar

 

            Research Techniques in Planning

            Project Dissertation

            Planning Seminars

            Independent Projects

 

            Applied Science and Humanities

           

            General Studies

            Principles of economics

            Sociology for Planners

            The Governing of Man

            Introduction to Psychology

            Statistical Sources and Methods I

            Mathematical Methods I

            Land Law

            Law of Contract

            Ecology and Natural Resources

 

            Special Topics

           

            1.         Environmental Engineering

            2.         National Economic Development Planning

            3.         Political Economy of Nigeria

            4.         Applications of Operations Research in Planning

            5.         Metropolitan Planning

            6.         Computer Aided Design

            7.         Applications of GIS/LS in Planning

            8.         Technical Writing

            9.         Planning Model Making

            10.       Comprehensive Development Planning

            11.       Evolution of Planning thought

            12.       Community Development Planning

            13.       Technology, Human Settlement and Development

            14.       Terrorism and Urban Violence

            15.       Disaster Planning

           

 

SUMMARY OF COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

 

TABLE 1:FIRST SEMESTER

Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

L

T

P

U

GST 101

GST 102

GST 103

MATH 101

URP 101

URP 103

URP 105

URP 107

URP 109

URP 111

URP 113

 

Use of English

Philosophy and logic

Nigerian People and Culture

Planning Mathematical Methods I

Nature of Environmental Sciences

Principles of Economics

History of Planning

Introduction of sociology

Fundamentals of Geography

The Governing of Man

Introduction to land use Planning

 

 

2

2

2

2

1

2

2

2

1

1

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

TOTAL

 

19

4

6

21

L = Lectures P = Practical

T = Tutorials U =Credit Units

TABLE2: YEAR I SECOND SEMESTER

 

Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

L

T

P

U

GST 104

 

URP 102

 

URP 104

URP 106

ARCH 105

 

URP 108

 

URP 110

URP 112

 

URP 114

URP 116

 

History and philosophy of science

Population & Urbanization Studies

Geomorphology

Basic Elements of Planning

Introduction to Architectural Design

Introduction to Measurements & Descriptions

Urban Development Planning

Techniques of Drawing & Design

Elementary Cartography

Field Excursion

 

GST 101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

2

 

2

1

0

 

1

 

2

 

1

0

0

0

 

0

 

0

0

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

0

0

0

 

0

 

0

3

6

 

3

 

0

 

3

6

6

2

 

2

 

2

2

2

 

2

2

2

 

2

2

2

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

11

0

27

20

L = Lectures P = Practical

T = Tutorials U =Credit Units

 

SUMMARY OF COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

 

TABLE 3: YEAR II FIRST SEMESTER

 

Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

L

T

P

U

GST 223

 

URP 201

 

URP 203

URP 205

URP 207

URP 209

URP 211

URP 213

 

URP 215

URP 217

URP 219

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Skills

Building Construction and Materials I

Planning Studio I

Site Selection and Planning

Land Economics I

Statistical Methods/Sources

Land Surveying

Introduction to Computer Appreciation

Planning Theory 1

Housing I

Introduction to photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

1

 

0

1

1

1

1

1

 

2

2

1

0

 

0

 

0

0

1

1

0

0

 

0

0

0

0

 

3

 

9

3

0

0

3

4

 

0

0

3

2

 

2

 

3

2

2

2

2

2

 

2

2

2

 

TOTAL

 

12

2

22

21

L = Lectures P = Practical

T = Tutorials U =Credit Units

TABLE 4: YEAR II SECOND SEMESTER

 

Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

L

T

P

U

GST 222

 

URP 202

URP 204

 

URP 206

URP 208

 

URP 210

 

URP 212

 

URP 214

 

URP 216

 

URP 218

URP 220

 

URP222

 

 

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

Regional Development Planning

Planning Studio II

Natural Resources and Environmental Planning

Land Economics II

Quantitative Technique in Planning

Building construction and Materials II

Planning laws and Procedures

Principles of Remote Sensing

Planning standards

History of Urban and Regional planning

Introduction to Photogrametry

 

 

 

 

URP 207

 

 

URP 201

2

 

1

 

0

1

1

1

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

1

2

 

1

 

1

0

 

1

 

0

1

1

1

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

1

0

 

1

 

1

0

 

0

 

9

0

0

0

 

3

 

0

 

0

 

0

0

 

0

 

0

2

 

2

 

3

2

2

2

 

2

 

2

2

2

 

2

2

 

2

 

2

 

TOTAL

 

14

6

15

25

 

 

L = Lectures P = Practical

T = Tutorials U =Credit Units

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

 

TABLE 5: YEAR III FIRST SEMESTER

Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

L

T

P

U

URP 301

 

URP 303

URP 305

URP 307

 

URP 309

URP 311

URP 313

URP 315

URP 317

URP 319

Traffic and Transportation Planning I

Planning Studio III

Principles of Valuation

Land Use and Resources Management I

Geographic Information System

Computer application

Planning Theory II

Metropolitan Planning

Housing II

Disaster Planning

 

 

URP 204

 

 

 

 

URP 213

URP 215

 

URP 217

1

 

0

1

1

 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

0

1

0

 

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

 

9

0

3

 

3

3

0

3

0

3

2

 

3

2

2

 

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

 

Sub-Total

 

8

4

21

21

 

4 Units of Electives Selected from below

 

 

 

 

4

 

Total

 

 

 

 

23

URP 321

URP 323

 

URP 325

URP 327

 

Rural Development Planning

Design Economics and cost planning

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Photogrammetry

 

1

2

 

1

 

2

1

0

0

 

0

 

0

0

3

0

 

3

 

0

3

2

2

2

2

 

2

2

 

L = Lectures P = Practical

T = Tutorials U =Credit Units

 

 

TABLE 6: YEAR III SECOND SEMESTER

 

Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

L

T

P

U

URP 302

 

URP 304

URP 306

 

URP 308

URP 310

 

URP 312

URP 314

URP 316

URP 318

 

URP 320

Traffic and Transportation planning II

Planning Studio IV

Industrial Development Planning

Landscape Design

Land Use and Resource Management Theory II

Entrepreneurial Studies I

Elements of Land Law

Project Planning and Evaluation

Population and Urbanization Studies II

Field Excursion

URP 301

 

URP 303

 

 

URP 307

 

 

 

 

 

URP 102

1

 

0

1

 

1

1

 

2

2

2

2

 

0

1

 

0

1

 

0

1

 

0

0

0

0

 

0

0

 

9

0

 

3

0

 

0

0

0

0

 

6

2

 

3

2

 

2

2

 

2

2

2

2

 

2

 

SUB-TOTAL

 

 

 

 

21

 

3 Units of Electives chosen from below

 

 

 

 

3

 

Grand Total

 

 

 

 

24

URP 322

URP 324

URP 326

URP 328

Highway Engineering

Introduction to Philosophy

Utility Planning

Urban Sociology

 

1

1

1
2

0

1

0

0

3

0

3

0

2

1

2

2

L = Lectures P = Practical

T = Tutorials U =Credit Units

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

 

TABLE 7: YEAR IV FIRST SEMESTER

Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

L

T

P

U

URP 401

URP 403

URP 405

URP 407

URP 409

 

URP 411

URP 413

URP 415

URP 417

Urban Design

Planning Studio V

Management and Planning

Public Utilities and Services

Human Settlement and Development

Urban Renewal Techniques

Law of Contract and Tort

Research Technique in Planning

Planning Workshop

 

URP 304

 

 

 

 

 

URP 314

1

0

1

1

2

 

2

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

 

0

1

1

0

3

9

0

3

0

 

3

0

0

9

2

3

2

2

2

 

3

2

2

2

 

 

SUB-TOTAL

 

 

 

 

20

 

Minimum of 4 Units of Electives taken from below

 

 

 

 

4

 

Grand total

 

 

 

 

23

URP 419

URP 421

 

URP 423

 

URP 425

 

URP 427

Highway Engineering II

Theory and Techniques of Administrative Management

Pollution Control and Management

Data base Design and Creation in GIS

Tourism and Recreational Planning

URP 322

1

1

 

1

 

1

 

2

0

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

3

0

 

3

 

3

 

0

2

2

 

2

 

2

 

2

L = Lectures P = Practical

T = Tutorials U =Credit Units

 

 

TABLE 8: YEAR IV SECOND SEMESTER

 

Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

U

URP 402

SIWES

 

6

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

 

 

TABLE 9: YEAR V FIRST SEMESTER

Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

L

T

P

U

URP 501

 

URP 503

URP 505

URP 507

URP 509

URP 511

URP 513

 

Environmental Impact Assessment

Planning Studio VI

Independent Project on Nigeria

Planning Seminars

Project Dissertation I

Professional Practice I

Advanced Regional Planning

 

 

URP 403

 

 

 

 

URP 202

2

 

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

 

0

0

2

0

1

0

3

 

9

6

0

9

0

0

3

 

3

2

2

3

2

2

 

 

SUB-TOTAL

 

5

3

27

17

 

4 Units of Electives chosen from below

 

 

 

 

4

 

Total

 

 

 

 

21

URP 515

URP 517

URP 519

URP 521

 

URP 523

 

URP 525

Environmental Law

Poverty Analysis

Urban Management

Public Finance and Management

Application of Remote Sensing/GIS in Planning

Housing Policy and Practice

 

 

2

1

2

2

 

1

 

1

0

1

0

0

 

0

 

0

0

0

0

0

 

3

 

3

2

2

2

2

 

2

 

2

L = Lectures P = Practical

T = Tutorials U =Credit Units

 

 

TABLE 10: YEAR V SECOND SEMESTER

Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

L

T

P

U

URP 502

 

URP 504

URP 506

URP 508

URP 510

URP 512

 

URP 514

Advance Planning theory

 

Planning Studio VII

Recreation Planning

Professional Practice II

Project Dissertation II

Planning control and Settlement of disputes

Terrorism and Urban Violence

 

URP 215,URP 313

URP 503

 

URP 511

URP 509

2

 

0

1

1

0

1

 

1

 

 

1

 

0

0

1

0

1

 

2

0

 

9

3

0

9

0

 

0

3

 

3

2

2

3

2

 

2

 

 

 

Sub-Total

 

5

3

21

15

 

4 Units of Electives chosen from below

 

 

 

 

4

 

Grand Total

 

 

 

 

19

URP 516

URP 518

URP 520

 

URP 522

URP 524

Advance Landscape Design

Advanced Housing Studies

Tourism Planning and Development

Rural Settlement Planning

Ecology

 

 

1

1

 

1

1

2

0

0

 

0

0

0

3

3

 

3

3

0

 

2

2

 

2

2

2

 

 

L = Lectures P = Practical

T = Tutorials U =Credit Units

 

BACHELOR OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING COURSE DESCRIPTION  SYNOPSIS

 

100 LEVEL  COURSES

 

GST 101  : Use of English

Effective communication in written English, Study skills, language skills, Writing of essay answers. Instruction on Lexis, sentence construction, outlines and paragraph, collection and organization of materials and logical presentation of papers. Use of the library; phonetics, art of public speaking and oral communication

GST 102: Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence

A brief survey of main branches of Philosophy. Logic in natural language, the basic function of language symbolic logic, special symbols in symbolic logic conjunction, negation disjunction equivalence and condition statement, the laws of thought, the method of deduction using rules of inference bio-conditionals, Quantification theory.

 

GST 103 : Nigerian People and Culture

 

The study of Nigeria History and culture in Pre-colonial times. Nigerian’s perception of his world. Culture areas of Nigeria and their characteristic evolution of Nigeria as a political unit. Concept of functional education, nation, national economy, balance of trade, development, norms and values. Normal obligation of citizens. Environmental Sanitation.

GST 104. History and Philosophy of Science

The study of History and the evolution of Science and Mathematics, Science research activities in Nigerian philosophy and application of science.

 

MATH 101 : Planning Mathematical Methods I

 

Sequences and series, Calculus, Numerical Methods , Differential equation.

 

URP 101 : Nature of Environmental Sciences

 

Introduction to theory of planning, Relationship of planning with other environmental disciplines, The Nature of planning as an activity, Planning Process, Communication skills in Planning

 

URP 103 : Principles of Economics

 

Introduction to economics, its scope and methodology, Micro-economic theory

Price theory, Demand and Supply, Elasticity, Consumer behavior, Factors of production, National Income, International Trade.

 

URP 105 : History of Planning

 

Historical evaluation of settlements, History of planning as statutory undertaken in developed and developing countries, Case studies of towns in Nigeria both historic and contemporary ones.

 

URP 107 : Introduction of sociology

 

Social norms and behavior, Social theory, Types of different societies,

Sociology of planning.

 

URP 109 : Fundamentals of Geography

Weather and climate, World population, its distribution and pattern of growth/demographic characteristics of selected population, Human settlements; evolution, pattern and functions. inter-relationships between urban and rural settlements. Maps, and its properties -symbols and scales, The many different way maps can be constructed, Air photos, Satellite imagery, Visual presentations; diagrams, sketches, tables

URP 111 : The Governing of Man

A study of boundaries, constructive - destructive forces, State, Nation, and Nation State, Definition of a resource, Resource Type: Renewable, Non-renewable; Stocks and Flows, The ecosystem concept and maximum sustained yield, The morphology of cities,

URP 113 : Introduction to land use Planning

The need for planning land use, land use determinants, spatial balance and its effects on the nation, region and urban centers, farming of regional problems, regional analysis.

 

URP 102 : Population & Urbanisation Studies

Meaning of population, sources of population data, population sampling in urban and regional planning. Population characteristics. Simple population projection. Explain population growth and distribution; understand the demographic and cultural characteristics; recognize types and causes of population movement; understand the relationship between population and urbanisation. Use population studies to establish urban growth pattern.

URP 104 : Geomorphology

This course addresses surface and near-surface geological processes and deposits, and their implications for land use and present, past, and future landscape development. weathering, glacial and fluvial processes and landforms, mass wasting, and tectonic controls on landforms. Impact of climate change on periglacial environments and human infrastructure, and the relationship between glaciofluvial systems and the placer mining industry. Laboratory instruction includes rock classification, soil classification, surficial deposit identification, map and air photo literacy, and hydrological monitoring.

 

URP 106:  Basic Elements of Planning

Theory and models of urban and rural land use, The rationale for town planning, Morphological structure of Nigerian cities, Planning models, The planning process.

 

ARCH 105 :  Introduction to Architectural Design

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with architectural graphics and to introduce them to the principles and processes of design through a sequence of exercises emphasizing development of basic skills, ideas, and techniques used in the design of simplified architectural projects.

 

 

URP 108 :  Introduction to Measurements & Descriptions

Concepts, nature, process, types,  principles, measurement theory, measurement scales and description of various types of scales in planning and design.

 

URP 110:  Urban Development Planning

Growth factors and forms of cities, Dimensioning urban land use problems, space allocation standards, Methods of study and projection of land use, demographic and economic data

 

URP 112:  Techniques of Drawing & Design

Presentation of plan drawings:  Greater emphasis will be laid on presentation and rendering techniques, using different media. Mechanical drawing, descriptive geometry,  perceptive, shades and shadows including freehand drawing, colouring. Lettering.

 

GST 114. Elementary  Cartography

History of map making, techniques of map making, type of maps, design and construction of physical and economic maps. Basic contour compilation, profiles, flow maps, pie graphs.

URP 116: Field Excursion

Field studies for familiarization of students with the local environment and for practicalizing classroom lectures in human, physical Geography and urban planning.

 

200 LEVEL COURSES

 

GST 223:Introduction to Entrepreneurial Skills

The course is meant to provide a theoretical framework and background to students on issues regarding business ventures and entrepreneurial development .  Course outline includes: Introduction to Entrepreneurship and new venture creation. Entrepreneurship in theory and practice; opportunities and forms of business.  Staffing, Marketing and the New venture. Determining capital requirements. Raising capital for a business.      Financial planning and management. Starting a new business. Feasibility studies.     Innovation in a business. Legal issues.  Insurance and Environmental considerations.  Possible Business opportunities in Nigeria.  Difference between business and entrepreneurship.

GST 222:Peace  Studies and  Conflict Resolution

Basic Concepts on Peace, Conflicts, Types of Conflicts, Conflict Resolution  Communication,  Gender and Peace, Non-Violent Methods of conflict resolutions,  Case Studies.

 

URP 201:Building Construction and Materials I

Simple building principles, Building construction materials, Site preparation, Foundations, Builders Tools and Equipment, Nigerian Building Bye-law.

 

 

URP 203:Planning Studio I

Graphic techniques, Study of Planning Problems of site, Land use survey and analysis of a local setting, Technical report writing.

 

URP 205:Site Selection and Planning

Definition and scope of site planning, Principles and factors of site selection, Site survey and analysis for purposeful design, Site design brief, goals and objectives, Site design process – outline and detailed design, Site engineering and infrastructure, Design standards and regulations.

 

URP 207:Land Economics I

Land resources of Nigeria, Land as factor of production, Population growth and land use, Land tenure system, Land and property markets, Legal controls on land use, Economic basis of urbanization, Urban structure and land use pattern.

 

URP 209:Statistical Methods/Sources

Nature of statistical methods, Frequency distribution, Measures of Central Tendencies and Dispersion, Probability theory, Bionomical, Normal and Poison Distribution, Test of Hypothesis, Regression Analysis, Analysis of Variance

 

URP 211:Land Surveying

 

Types of Surveys, Survey Instruments, Measurement of Distances, Levelling, Theodolite, Introduction to remote sensing (Photogranometry).

 

URP 213:Introduction to Computer Appreciation

Introduction to the computer and definitions, key functions of the computer, classification, components. Operating System: windows and Disk Operating System (DOS), Microsoft Word, Spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), Presentations (Microsoft Power point). Use basic tools provided by Microsoft Excel for calculation, graphical representation and simulation; Use basic tools provided by Microsoft Power Point for presentations.

 

URP 215:Planning Theory 1

The purpose, philosophy and nature of planning. The scope and limit of urban and regional planning. Framework for planning and the political, social and economic variables. Ethics and social justice in planning and rising conflicts. Theories in/for planning and theories of planning.

 

URP 217:Housing 1

Concept of housing, Housing types, Housing Demand and supply, Housing infrastructure, Appraisal of existing housing policy, Housing finance.

 

URP 202:Regional Development Planning

 

Concept of a region, Central place theory, Theories and processes of regional development, Regional Imbalance, Strategies for regional planning

 

URP 204:Planning Studio II

Project Planning at an urban scale, Demonstration and application of the principles of planning to a range of interrelated urban land use problems, Technical Reporting.

 

URP 206: Natural Resources and Environmental Planning

 

The concept of ecology as applied to the natural environment, Climatic conditions, The use and abuse of natural resources e.g. water, air,  land , Extractive industries, Environmental planning problems and solutions, e.g. pollution, soil erosion, desertification, etc. Conservation of natural resources.

 

URP 208:Land Economics II

Effect of land value and land use on the operation of the price mechanism, The land development process, Financing of developments, The economic rent concept, The economic factors governing development and redevelopment, Effect of taxation on landed property.

 

URP 210:Quantitative Technique and Research in Planning

Simple analytical techniques for analyzing planning data, Regression analysis, Factor analysis, Analysis of variance, Forecast techniques, Spatial interaction models, Models in planning

 

URP 212:Building construction and Materials II

 

This is to build on the first tier stage of this course.  Students are to be exposed to practical aspects of typical design and constructional details e.g. foundation, walls, floors, -roofs, doors, window’s, staircases, finishes.

 

URP 214:Planning laws and Procedures

Concepts of Law and administrative procedures, Introduction to general law, Land law, conveyance, Origin and sources of Nigeria Law, Law of tort and contract, Legal controls on statutory bodies, Appeals and enforcements, Case studies of application of planning laws to existing situation

 

URP 216:Principles of Remote Sensing

 

Describe and explain remote sensing origins, concepts and terminology. Know the various types of satellite systems currently utilized for remote sensing applications. Determine the scale of aerial photographs. Identify the major features on aerial photographs. Identify major features on satellite images. Understand the concepts of satellite image correction. Know the steps involved in categorizing a satellite image. Know the difference between a supervised and unsupervised classification and how to perform it. After categorization, be able to prepare an image for integration into a GIS system. Be able to integrate and manipulate raster imagery in a GIS system. Understand the fundamental concept of RADAR and Thermal imaging. Know the many applications in which remote sensing technology maybe applied.

 

URP 218:Planning standards

Components of Urban and Regional Land use. Relationships between planning standard and city size, culture, transport, Building Technology. Standards for various land use including those of specialized areas, destitutes centers and old people’s homes, barracks, mixed land use, campuses, etc.

 

URP 220:History of Urban and Regional planning

The course is to enable students know when, where and how human settlements emerged, and how social economic, political and technological factors and forces have influenced the way man has organized space and sought to control land use and his built environment over time and space.

 

URP 222:Introduction to photography

History of photography: Colouroflight in their visible spectrum; principles of light sensitive, materials and their response to exposure to light; chemical reactions; photosensitive, materials; introduction to camera (care and maintenance principles); types and parts of camera; interchangeable lenses and other accessories, film processing - Dark room printing; lighting techniques; digital imaging; studio photographs; photographic business; safety precautions.

 

 

300 LEVEL COURSES

 

 

URP 301: Traffic and Transportation Planning I

 

The aims, roles, objectives of transportation planning, Relationship of transportation to land use planning, Transport Modes, Transportation Planning process, Methods of collection, analysis and projection of traffic data, Transport system, traffic control measures and management.

 

URP 303: Planning Studio III

Studies of a major land use problem at an urban scale e.g. transportation and the design of solution, Technical reporting

 

URP 305: Principles of Valuation

Function of valuer, Definition of value, Types of landed property, Demand and supply of land, Investment market, The property market, Principles and methods of property valuation, Case studies.

 

URP 307: Land Use and Resources Management I

Functions of and forms of management techniques, The process of land use change, Theory of public control over private use.

 

 

URP 309:Geographic Information System

Concept of GIS. Types of GIS software. Use of advanced and specialized analytical methods and models in urban and regional planning.  but focuses on application of methods and models in such specialized areas as land use and transportation planning, economic development, and environmental planning and resource management.

 

URP 311:Computer application

Studio practice in the use of computers of various types.  The use of computers for landscape design. Drawing of plans,  Appreciation and criticisms of prepared landscape designs. Introduction of various software for drawing and presentation of studio designs.

 

URP 313:Planning Theory II

Examine the theoretical and empirical literature on settlements system, urbanization, and the internal structure of the city; examine the spatial dimensions of planning, including elements of physical planning, urban design and ecosettlement; engage in discussion on contemporary urban planning debates in the Nigeria.

 

 

URP 315:Metropolitan Planning

Planning  peculiarities and definitions of  metropolitan areas;  Differences between other settlements I n relationship to land use,  population size and economy; planning needs of  metropolitan areas; case  studies of  metropolitan area planning; special planning  issues of  metropolitan planning.

 

URP 317: Housing II

Examination of urban housing and homelessness from a political economy perspective, within the context of broader economic forces at work in the Nigeria and internationally.  Emphasis is on policy, planning and programs.  Housing issues are considered in reference to the interests and actions of the actors involved--financial institutions, developers, government, landowners, and consumers.  Focus primarily on Nigeria and Plateau State  with international comparisons.

 

URP 319:Disaster planning

Concepts of hazards,  definition of hazard, calamity, risk, types of disaster: natural and manmade. Natural and manmade disasters in Nigeria. Legislation policies on specific disasters. Disaster management: Institutional framework for disaster management in Nigeria. International Conventions and protocols on disaster management. Disaster planning/ building of resilience communities/human settlement.  Case studies.

 

URP 321:Rural Development Planning

 Overview of rural Nigeria - regional typology, households and income structure, settlement and resource use, rural development planning: historical context . Economic issues of rural development: differentiating economic growth and economic development, rural jobs and income sources, land and wealth creation: rural production systems (rural factor markets) ,rural economic policy.  Social and political issues of Nigeria rural development: rural poverty, rural diversity, the growth machine, local dependency, rural gentrification, and tourism. Environmental issues of rural development :natural resource dependency, natural resources, decision-making, and regional development.Rural development and the role of planners:the political economy of rural Nigeria, divergent attitudes and perspectives, the role of planners in rural Nigeria.

 

URP 323:Design Economics and cost planning

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main factors that affect design economics over the whole life of a building. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how cost planning assists in the financial control of projects during the design development stage. Apply your knowledge to the cost management of design development on a project from feasibility to design completion. Prepare and submit cost data to in-house and/or external data collection agencies. Give strategic and reasoned advice, including the preparation and presentation of reports with reference to cost, time, quality and buildability. Advise on various market factors and trends in construction costs. Comment on accuracy and risk.

URP 325:Introduction to Psychology

Personal beliefs, The nature of human behaviour in various societies, Some Renown Philosophers, Theories of personality and abnormal behavior.

 

URP 327:Introduction to Photogrammetry

 

Historical development, aerial photography, optics for photogrammetry, metric cameras, ground coverage and resolution. Image coordinate measurement and reduction. Mapping from single photographs. Rectifier, mosaics and orthophetus, electromagnetic radiation and spectrum, reflectance, photographic materials processing properties of aerial photographs, introduction to photo-interpretation, stereoscopy and parallax, relative and absolute orientation, projective equations for line, plane and space rotation equations for line, plane and space rotation equations,  Collignearity and co planarity conditions. Projective transformation equations single photo resection.

 

URP 302:Traffic and Transportation planning II

Traffic engineering and design, Traffic management techniques, Mass transit system, Advance techniques for transportation planning, Preparation and implementation of transportation planning.

 

URP 304:Planning Studio IV

 

Studio project on assessing housing needs and problems and devising appropriate planning solution, Technical reporting

 

URP 306:Industrial Development Planning

Factors affecting the location of industry, Assessment of land for industrial land use, Design standards for industrial land use, Management principles for industrial land use

 

URP 308:Landscape Design

Concepts in landscape design, Basic elements of landscape, Climate and landscape design, Landscape design goals, processes and analytical methods, Landscape construction materials and methods, Planning design, Management of landscape.

 

URP 310: Land Use and Resource Management Theory II

Estate ownership and control, Building of new and expanding towns, Leasing of estates.

 

URP 312:Entrepreneurial Studies I

Feasibility analysis and business planning, innovation, opportunity recognition in urban and regional planning, technology transfer, industry analysis, and competitive strategy. Although the program introduces some fundamental in planning, concepts from accounting, finance, marketing, and management in urban and regional planning consultancy.

URP 314:Elements of Land Law

Basic elements of land law, Land tenure, ownership, Rights in land, casement, right of way, Riparian land owners, Legal controls over land ownership

 

URP 316: Project Planning and Evaluation

The nature and processes of project planning, public vs private projects, Methods of evaluating projects.

 

URP 318: Population and Urbanization Studies II

It is a course that provides basic knowledge on world population growth and distribution, the demographic and cultural characteristics including types and causes of population movement and the concept of environmental resources and the influence on culture. It also focuses on the relationship between urbanisation and industrialisation, transportation, education and modernization, world distribution of terrain, mineral, water and biotic resources, policies and strategies in planning for urban and regional development in relation to urbanisation in less industrialized countries.

 

URP 320:Field Excursion

Case studies of planning project, planning issues such as: urban sprawl, urban decay, regional planning strategy, urban renewal, new town/settlements etc

 

URP 322:Highway Engineering1

The Highway Engineering module is designed to follow the process of locating, designing, constructing and maintaining highways. The first part of the course covers the highway planning process and the principles of route location. The second part of the course introduces the concepts of design speeds, operating speeds and speed limits. Based upon the design speeds, consideration is then given to geometric link design and in particular vertical links and horizontal links. The optimisation of horizontal and vertical alignments is also presented in the second part. This is followed by pavement design, considering the design of both flexible and rigid pavements. This part also considers how such pavements deteriorate and their maintenance. The final part of the course considers alternative methods of surface drainage for highways as well as the earthworks requirement for the construction of highways. The quantitative methods taught in the lectures are practised in tutorials.

URP 324:Introduction to Philosophy

Philosophical problems and the methods of dealing them, philosophical texts (rightly considered as belonging to the category of the most complex intellectual products), philosophical language. Philosophical attitude" as an elevated form of human curiosity and resistance to any kind of dogmatism.

 

URP 326:Utility Planning

Types and nature be of urban utility system,  utility and land use within the city. Estimates of the land, water supply : sources,  quality and quality,  treatment, storage and distribution. Design and layout of  drainage  and sewerage, principles of storms water and sewage  collection, treatment, disposal. Design of networks of utilities using wires – electricity, telegraph and telephone. 

 

URP 427: Tourism and Recreational Planning

 

URP 328:Urban Sociology

 

Types and nature be of urban utility system,  utility and land use within the city. Estimates of the land, water supply : sources,  quality and quality,  treatment, storage and distribution. Design and layout of  drainage  and sewerage, principles of storms water and sewage  collection, treatment, disposal. Design of networks of utilities using wires – electricity, telegraph and telephone. 

 

400 LEVEL COURSES

 

URP 401:Urban Design

 

Principles and methods of urban design, Urban conservation, Methods of restoration of historic landscapes and building, Application of urban design principles to town centre redevelopment.

 

URP 403:Planning Studio V

Project on city centre renewal and devising appropriate planning solution, Technical reporting.

 

URP 405: Management and Planning

Principles of management as applied to planning profession, Methods of financing plans, Methods of implementing and managing land use plans, Personnel management in planning.

 

URP 407: Public Utilities and Services

 

Planning consideration and design standards for public utilities and services such as drainage, water supply, electricity, telephones, sewage, etc.Methods of site investigation for planning for utilities, Management principles for public utilities and services

 

URP 409: Human Settlement and Development

 

Human settlements, size and density. Factors affecting location, landscape designs, parks and reserves. Rural, urban land use and environmental quality.Culture and environmental patterns, health and safety. Environmental ethics. Impact of human settlement and development on the environment. Case studies, examples of significant human settlements and development projects and their environmental impacts

URP 411:Urban Renewal Techniques

Urban renewal as a technique for improving living conditions, Cost and benefits of urban renewal schemes, Economic and social consideration for urban renewal, Management of urban renewal scheme, Case studies of renewal scheme.

 

URP 413:Law of Contract and Tort

Introduction to Nigeria legal system, Formation of contract, Breach of contract and remedies, Nature of tort, Negligence, Public nuisance, The Rule in Raylands and Fletcher.

 

URP 415 Research Techniques in Planning

Sources of information in planning, Different techniques in planning, Design a planning research, Attributes of a planning research and problem area, Review of research techniques in planning .

 

URP 417 :Planning Workshop

This is a practical course on the design of urban sub-divisions and the small town; the art and oral block linear patterns,  transportation linkages, zoning are discussed; site constraints, planning standard (density, noise, pacing and open space)  housing types and organization (Plot size, broad acres, row housing and orientation) approval processes are considered. 

 

URP 419: Highway EngineeringII

Road design and construction methods, Road Geometry, Highway construction materials, Road Alignment principles and aesthetic considerations, Road Furniture, Maintenance of highway infrastructure.

 

URP 421:Theory and Techniques of Administrative Management

Concept of management, Theories of management, application of techniques of administration to urban and planning.

URP 423:Pollution Control and Management

Development control measures, Cases in planning, Compulsory acquisition and compensation.

URP 425 :Data base Design and Creation in GIS

Spatial database creation: Overview of database systems and its importance in a GIS, entities and relationships, database design and the conceptual database model, create attribute database on any of the database software’s with preference to Microsoft assess.

 

URP 402  : SIWES

 

URP 501:Environmental Impact Assessment

Different methods of assessing the impact of proposed development in the existing, physical, social, economic and technological frameworks.

URP 503:Planning Studio VI

Studio project-city centre renewal, Technical reporting.

URP 505:Independent Project on Nigeria

Students are eligible to chose any topic of their choice for study in due consultation with their supervisors.

URP 507:Planning Seminars

Every student is expected to present at least a seminar paper on a major planning issue.  This may be related to either the topics of dissertation or independent project.

This is to test the candidates ability to present his ideas in a seminar paper of high academic and professional standards.

URP 509:Project Dissertation I

Every student will be required to choose a topic as a special area of study in the planning profession to demonstrate their ability to carry out an independent work with little guidance to a high academic and professional level.  Students are to choose their subjects in due consultation with their supervisors.

URP 511:Professional Practice I

Legal basis of planning, The ethics of preparing land use master plans, Principles of writing planning brief, Pitfalls in planning communication, technical reporting and graphic techniques.

URP 513:Advanced Regional Planning

Theories of regional planning, Dimensioning regional planning problems in Nigeria, Case studies and application of relevant regional planning theories to existing situation.

URP 515:Environmental Law

Basic concept of environmental standard criteria and regulation.  Federal environmental laws organisation of environment protection.  States edict and regulation on the environment, plant and animal quarantine.  Regulations and enforcement mechanisms, violations and sanctions.  Comparative study of environmental laws in some advance countries. e.g. USA, Canada, Thiland, etc.  International Laws and conventions.

URP 517:Poverty Analysis

The concept of poverty. Theoretical approaches to the study of poverty. Indices of poverty. Different approaches to the measurement of poverty.  Poverty and development. Spatial dimensions of global poverty. Poverty in the developing countries. Rural and  Urban poverty in  Nigeria.  Planning implications of poverty (on the environment, social services, etc.)  strategies for poverty reduction  case  Studies. 

URP 519:Urban Management

Urbanism, urban growth, urban structures. Provision and financing of urban utilities; facilities and services; waste management, water, transportation, etc. A case study project.

URP 521:Public Finance and Management

Development  indicates;  national  goals and economic decision  making system in  Nigeria. Fiscal system  in  Nigeria.  Local  taxation and property taxation systems and their relation  effects  on investment  activities. State and local government fiscal relations: Financing and local services. Source and  methods of obtaining  pubic  revenue, public  budget  making, public works, methods of cost  benefit analysis in pubic  decision  making;   public works,  project financing, scheduling and  management.  Fiscal programming and long-term budgeting; financing of capital improvements. PPSB project evaluation. Comparative system of public  finance. Impact of the private sector on shaping he urban  environment, focusing on financial, political, legal and other forces. The function of governmental  expenditure  in the national economy, fiscal  policies and sectoral outlays; spatial, implication of  investment decisions. 

 

URP 523:Application of Remote Sensing/GIS in Planning

Elements of remote sensing system, techniques of remote sensing. Visual interpretation of imageries, digital image analysis, remote sensing application, interpretation of remote sensing and GIS in Planning research, case studies. Application areas, basic questions that can be investigated using GIS. GIS project design, basic analysis in GIS, Cartographic Modeling and Land Information System.

 

URP 525:Housing Policy and Practice

Aims and  objectives of housing policies and programmes. Housing as a sector of investment and  integral part of  national plans in  Nigeria  Housing. 

 

URP 502:Advance Planning theory

This Course is to build on the basic element of planning by developing it to a more advanced stage. Theories of urban growth and structure, Planning models and their relevance, The strategic choice approach to planning, Corporate planning.

 

URP 504:Planning Studio VII

Studio project on planning for new towns.  This project will enable the student to demonstrate all the planning principles so far learnt and carry this to finesse in the planning and design of a new town. Technical reporting.

URP 506:Recreation Planning

Definition of recreation, Assessment of supply and demand for recreational resources, Recreation planning standard, Recreation carrying capacity, Management of recreation resources.

URP 508:Professional Practice II

The NITP as compared with other professional bodies, Code of professional practice, Procedures for membership of NITP, The NITP charter, Planning and politics, Planners and the elected representative, Planners and the general public.

URP 510:Project Dissertation II

Every student will be required to choose a topic as a special area of study in the planning profession to demonstrate their ability to carry out an independent work with little guidance to a high academic and professional level.  Students are to choose their subjects in due consultation with their supervisors.

URP 512:Planning control and Settlement of disputes

Development control measures, Cases in planning, Compulsory acquisition and compensation.

URP 514 : Terrorism and Urban Violence

Concept of terrorism, concept of urban violence, theories of terrorism and urban violence.  Impact of terrorism and urban violence on the socio-economic development of  Nigeria. Impact of terrorism and urban violence on infrastructural development of Nigeria.

 

URP 516:Advance Landscape Design

This course is build-up on landscape design.  It is in form of lectures and a major studio project.  Practical work include detailed studies of landscape construction materials (both hard and software) and design exercises on major landscape projects such as housing, erosion, flooding, transportation, industry, public parks, forestry, beaches, land reclamation, landscape conservation techniques, landscape management techniques.

URP 518:Advanced Housing Studies

Course will advance earlier knowledge in basic course in housing and urban renewal techniques.  Key concepts in housing provision, design, finance, construction and management will be studied in relation to typical housing areas.

 

URP 520:Tourism Planning and Development

Nature of Tourism and development, Essentials of Tourism planning, Tourism resources of Nigeria, Consideration for design, construction and development of tourist resorts, Tourism organization, Travel Agent and developers, Impacts of Tourism, Principles of Tourism management.

 

URP 522:Rural Settlement Planning

The origin, growth and decline of  Nigerian  rural settlement as a reflection of changing  social, economic, political and technological forces.  Functions of rural settlements and their inter-relationships. Rural settlement  patterns and str5ucture in different culture zones in  Nigeria.  Case  studies 

 

URP 524:Ecology

The scope of ecology, the ecosystem, energy flow within the ecosystem, biogeochemical cycles, limitations, factor concept, Succession, types of succession and its dynamism, population ecology.

 

ORAL EXAMINATION

 

At the end of every semester, every candidate will be examined orally to develop their oral skills and build up their self confidence.

 

 

BASIC  STUDIO REQUIREMENT  FOR  STUDENTS

 

-          Sets  of  Roatring  pens

-          Sets of lettering instruments

-          Calligraphic pens

-          French curves

-          T- square

-          Set – square

-          Scale rule ( architecture scale rule  and planners scale rule)

-          Cardboard  sheets

-          Computer  accessories (flash, drives, diskette etc)

-          Plan modeling equipment

-          Laptop computer (optional)

-          Pencil, colours, markers

-          GPS (optional)

-          Digital Camera