Civil Engineering

Brief History

The Department of Civil Engineering is one of the four academic Departments in the Faculty of Engineering, established in 2014. The Department offers a Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng) in Civil Engineering. The five year programme comprises of two foundational years (100 and 200 levels) and three professional years (300 – 500 level).

The Specializations of the Civil Engineering Department (at Postgraduate), University of Jos are as follows:

  1. Geotechnical Engineering which covers the Civil Engineering areas of Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering including Soil Properties, Earth Retaining Structures, Seepage, Ground Improvement, Ground Water Lowering, Embankment Dams, Tunnels Caissons, Underpinning and Foundation Repairs etc.
  2. Water Resources Engineering, which covers areas of Hydraulics structures including Reservoirs, Engineering Hydrology including Surface and Ground Water Hydrology, Hydropower, Irrigation, Drainage, Gravity Dams, etc.
  3. Structural Engineering which deals with Building structures in Steel, Concrete and Timber, Industrial Structures, Bridges, Silos, Bunkers, shells and Domes, etc.
  4. Transportation Engineering, which deals with the study of design and construction of railways, airports, airfields and public transportation systems. It also deals with Highway geometric design and Traffic analyses.
  5. Public (Environmental) Health Engineering which covers areas of Water Treatment and Supply, Waste Water Treatment, Disposal and/or Reuse, Environmental Pollution and Control and other Environmental Engineering Topics Such as solid Waste management and adaptation, waste to wealth etc.

The curriculum was developed with the partnership of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and other critical stakeholders guided by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and COREN minimum benchmark for Engineering in order to ensure the development of curriculum that meets requirements of the 21st Century.


Entry Qualifications

Five O’ Level credits in Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry and any other subject in not more than two (2) sittings for students coming in 100 level. In addition to the aforementioned requirement, Direct entry students should possess two (2) A’ level pass. Holders of Ordinary National Diploma in Civil Engineering with a minimum of upper credit are also eligible for D. E admission.