About Us

The Department of Civil Engineering came into existence at the beginning of the 2004/2005 academic session. It runs an integrated sandwich programme to acquaint the students with the basic knowledge, practices and current advances in the field of Civil Engineering. Civil Engineering is concerned with the planning, design, construction, maintenance and environmental impact of buildings, roads, airports, waterways, railways, bridges, tunnels, docks, offshore structure, dams, water supply, drainage and irrigation systems/schemes, and other major works.  The Programme in Civil Engineering is therefore designed to produce engineers that can meet the challenges in the afore-mentioned areas through service in governmental agencies/establishments, the building and construction industry.

In September 2009, Civil Engineering became one of the Departments in the School of Engineering within the College of Science and Technology. In the 2014/2015 academic session, the Department became part of the School of Applied Engineering presently in the College of Engineering. The Department graduated its first set of graduates in July 2009.

The Vision of the Department of Civil Engineering is to be a world leader in ground-breaking scientific and technological innovation and to train civil engineers who will collaborate with other professionals to create a sustainable world and enhance the global quality of life.

The Mission of the Department is to provide, through innovative teaching, research and community service, civil engineering education aimed at producing a new generation of highly motivated, competent, skilful and innovative professionals and students with a burning desire to tackle Africa’s developmental challenges. Consequently, the Department strives to generate and provide high quality and high-tech knowledge in a student-friendly environment for the purpose of producing well-prepared engineering leaders of tomorrow.

The Philosophy of the Department of Civil Engineering is in consonance with the overall Philosophy of Covenant University, which is a departure philosophy from dogmatism to dynamism. The Department adopts a very practical and realistic approach to the solution of all civil engineering problems based upon sound mastery of underlying theories in order to produce graduates who will impact their society and environment positively and bring about the desired changes that will be an example for others to follow. Our products are capable of making informed contributions to technological issues in a globalized environment.

The objectives of the programme are to:

  1. teach the student the fundamental concepts of Civil Engineering with which he/she can build his career to the highest degree of professional competence;
  2. develop the students in the application of technical knowledge, sense of analysis, creative design abilities, innovation and adaptability, and leadership qualities;
  3. provide the students the opportunity to develop, after a basic understanding of all areas of Civil Engineering practice, his/her special area of interest which include structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation planning and highway engineering, water resources and environmental engineering, Civil Engineering planning, construction engineering and management; and
  4. provide practical training in the industries and other Civil Engineering establishments in preparation for professional practice.

The Civil Engineering programme aims to enable suitably qualified graduates from a range of engineering backgrounds to:

  1. PEO1 - Develop knowledge, skills (including transferable skills, such as leadership, motivational, time management, prioritization, delegation, listening, communication, analytics) and understanding, as well as awareness and “know how”, in the fields of engineering and its related disciplines so that as graduates they will be equipped to enter into self-employment and employment as professional engineers progressing on to Registered Engineer (or equivalent status) or a wide range of other professional careers.
  2. PEO2 - Prepare them to engage in life-long and critical enquiry with skills in research and knowledge acquisition and an appreciation of the value of education to the wider community.
  3. PEO3 - Provide them with internationally recognized qualifications which meet and exceed the requirements of the COREN Outcome-Based Education Benchmark for Engineering Programmes in Nigeria and international Benchmark Statements for Engineering for ABET, Engineering Council, UK, etc.
  4. PEO4 - Provide the engineering industry and profession, in Nigeria and elsewhere, with ready employable and enterprising graduates prepared for the assumption of technical, managerial and financial responsibilities.
  5. PEO5 - Achieve the above in the context of the Covenant University Vision 10:2022 business plans, following the University’s policies and procedures and conforming to the relevant sections of the Quality and Academic Standards (QAS) guidelines.

 

O1

Engineering knowledge - Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of developmental and complex engineering problems

O1.1

Demonstrate ability to identify and apply knowledge and techniques in mathematics, science, and engineering to solve engineering problems.

 

 

O2

Problem Analysis – Identify, formulate, research literature and analyze developmental and complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.

O2.1

Demonstrate ability to solve problems by concepts through the integration of mathematics, science and engineering.

O2.2

Demonstrate skills in identifying vital information from resources in solving problems.

O2.3

Demonstrate skills and appropriate techniques and ingenuity in solving developmental or engineering problems.

 

 

O3

Design/Development of Solutions - Proffer solutions for developmental or complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal and environmental considerations

O3.1

Demonstrate understanding of the impact of engineering decisions and solutions to societal issues.

O3.2

Demonstrate understanding of solutions to cultural diversity based on our local context in Nigeria.

O3.3

Demonstrate knowledge of the implications of engineering designs and solutions to the public health and safety of all.

 

 

O4

Investigation - Conduct investigation into developmental or complex problems using research based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.

O4.1

Demonstrate ability to appropriately set-up and conduct experiments to understand and extract underlining and fundamental principles.

O4.2

Demonstrate ability to apply statistical tools in designing and analyzing experiments.

O4.3

Demonstrate skill in applying the appropriate research methods in solving engineering problems.

 

 

O5

Modern Tools Usage - Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern engineering and ICT tools, including prediction, modelling and optimization to developmental and complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.

O5.1

Demonstrate an understanding of the inherent limitations of software (application) tools, and analytical and numerical techniques.

O5.2

Demonstrate ability to identify and apply appropriate techniques in investigating and solving problems of engineering relevance.

O5.3

Demonstrate capability and proficiency in using modern ICT tools to solve engineering problems.

 

 

O6

The Engineer and Society - Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge including Humanities and Social Sciences to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice

O6.1

Demonstrate awareness of legal implications of professional engineering practice.

O6.2

Demonstrate understanding of the required contribution of engineers to the society.

 

 

O7

Environment & Sustainability - Understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development

O7.1

Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of engineering solutions on the society and environment.

O7.2

Demonstrate ability to recognize and evaluate the ethical dilemmas that may arise in the workplace.

 

 

O8

Ethics - Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice, including adherence to the COREN Engineers Code of Conducts.

O8.1

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the COREN Engineers Code of Conduct.

O8.2

Demonstrate ability to apply professional responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.

O8.3

Demonstrate understanding and appreciation of diversity.

 

 

O9

Individual & Team Work - Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and inmulti-disciplinary settings.

O9.1

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in completing set goals and plan tasks

O9.2

Demonstrate understanding in applying skills acquired to examine and adopt ideas as a member or team lead

O9.3

Demonstrate the ability to work across other engineering disciplines or multi-disciplinary settings

 

 

O10

Communication - Communicate effectively on developmental or complex engineering activities with theengineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehendand write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations,and give and receive clear instructions.

O10.1

Demonstrate the skills to communicate within the engineering society and outside engineering profession

O10.2

Demonstrate the ability to make presentations and be able to communicate to the society at large

O10.3

Demonstrate the ability to use appropriate presentation media for proper communication and receive clear instructions

 

 

O11

Project Management & Finance - Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering, management and financialprinciples and apply these to one's own work, as a member and leader in a team, tomanage projects and in multi-disciplinary environments

O11.1

Demonstrate the ability to conduct, manage and execute projects in multi-disciplinary areas

O11.2

Demonstrate the ability to work within the budget when executing a project for proper management

O11.3

Demonstrate recognition or the skills needed for project management

 

 

O12

Lifelong Learning - Recognize the need for, and have the preparations and ability to engage in independentand lifelong learning in the broadest context of technological and social changes

O12.1

Demonstrate the ability to learn new technology or techniques that will be used for solving life problems and professional development activities

O12.2

Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge acquired from teaching, professional journals and industry publications to improve processes and systems

Full Time Enrolment

  Civil Engineering

 

SESSION

Enrolment

100L

200L

300L

400L

500L

TOTAL

2017/2018

76

100

100

69

82

385

2018/2019

77

70

82

78

48

375

 

Summary of Graduated Students for Five Years

Grade

1st

2:1

2:2

3rd

Grand Total

Session

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

2013/2014

2

2

4

15

3

14

-

2

42

2014/2015

2

7

5

22

2

14

-

4

56

2015/2016

2

8

8

22

3

5

-

3

51

2016/2017

0

6

6

19

2

14

-

-

47

2017/2018

5

15

5

28

-

8

-

2

63

Total

11

38

28

106

10

55

-

11

259