The Department of Architecture offers a standard four-year programme and three-year programme (for Direct Entry students) leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Architecture.
The Programme is designed to provide essential background for the professional needs of an architect. The philosophy of the programme is to develop and impart architectural education responsive to our environment and the needs of the people.
On successful completion of the programme, a graduate in architecture shall have attained sufficient theoretical and practical skills to assist practicing Architects, and then can register with the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) as well as the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) and work as a full-fledged Architect.
Also, the student can proceed for higher studies in Architecture.
Architecture In Nigeria: Objectives and Scope
The programme is aimed at providing competent skilled and versatile architects capable of facing a broad spectrum of challenges of environmental design in Nigeria, in particular, and the global situation in general.
To further this, the programme will exploit the rich culture and traditional architectural resources in the country and within its immediate environment.
The programme has as in-built flexibility in the development of courses to allow for the changing needs of architectural education arising from changing social, economic, psychological and technological environment.
List of Schools that Offer Architecture In Nigeria
- AAU – Adekunle Ajasin University,
- ABSU – Abia state university
- ABU – Ahmadu Bello university, Zaria
- BAUCHI – Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
- BAYERO – Bayaro University
- BELLS – Bells University of Technology
- BENIN – University of Benin
- CALEB – Caleb University
- CARITAS – Caritas University,Enugu
- COOU – Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
- COVENANT – Covenant University, Canaan Land
- CRUTECH – Covenant University, Canaan Land
- CUAB – crescent university
- ESUTECH – Enugu State University Of Science And Technology
- FED-KEBBI – Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi
- FED-NDUFU – Federal University, Ndufu-Alike
- FUTA – Federal University of Technology
- GOUU – Godfrey Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike
- ILORIN – University of Ilorin, Ilorin
- IMSU – Imo State University
- JABU Joseph Ayo Babalola University
- JOS – University of Jos
- KASU – Kaduna State University
- KUST – Kanu University of Science and Technology
- LAGOS – University of Lagos Akoka
- LAUTECH – Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
- MAUTY – Modibbo Adama University of Technology
- MINNA – Federal University of Technology, Minna
- OAU – Obafemi Awolowo UniversityUNIUYO – University of Uyo, Uyo
Architect job description
Architects design new buildings and suggest alterations to existing buildings. Architects create designs for new construction projects, alterations and redevelopments. They use their specialist construction knowledge and high-level drawing skills to design buildings that are functional, safe, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing.
Architects stay involved throughout the construction process, adapting their plans according to budget constraints, environmental factors or client needs. As such, they operate as part of an overall project design team, working closely with a range of construction professionals from quantity surveyors to building services engineers.
An Architect create building designs and highly detailed drawings both by hand and by Computer Aided Design (CAD) applications. Also liaise with the construction professional about the feasibility of the potential projects.
For the most part an architect’s working day will be office based. However, site visits and meetings with clients are frequent. Most architects work for private practices, but chartered architects often set up their own practice.
Job Opportunities for Architects
Vacancies are advertised online, by careers services, specialist recruitment agencies and in local and national newspapers. Relevant publications such as the RIBA Journal, Architects Journal and their online equivalents also carry advertisements.
Typical employers of architects are:
- Private architect practices
- Large construction companies, particularly consultancies
- Public sector bodies
- Large industry organisations with substantial property portfolios (such as large retailers)