Urban and Regional Planning is the art and science of ordering and managing land uses based on the detailed understanding and analysis of societal needs, goals and objectives within the social, economic and physical environmental framework. It is a professional discipline that is concerned with the formulation, design, implementation and monitoring of land use. It is a broad-based discipline requiring a multi-disciplinary approach and knowledge. Therefore, it requires comprehensive education and training in the planning, design and management of the total environment from both the theoretical and practical perspectives.
The duration of the programme is for five years leading to the award of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree (Urban and Regional Planning). The content of the B.Sc. programme has been widened to provide students with both sound academic and professional training which qualifies them for registration as members of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP). The content has also been broadened to adequately prepare the students for the professional examination conducted by the Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria (TOPREC).
The objectives of the programme are:
(a) developing students to understand Urban and Regional Planning through the study of theories and methods for planning, designing and managing land-use activities and the environment;
(b) assisting students to acquire an understanding of the development of social, economic,technological and legislative framework of society within the existing physical, social and economic planning processes, and the potential capacities of that framework for more coherent and relevant collaborative policy formulation and implementation;
(c) providing students with varied practical experience of realistic planning problems; and
(d) encouraging the students to develop interest in particular planning skills and researchmethods.
(1) Admission to Part 1 is by the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). To be eligible for admission, a candidate must have passed, at credit level, the Senior Secondary School Certificate or the General Certificate of Education in NOT less than five subjects at NOT more than two sittings including English Language, Mathematics, Geography and Economics and one other subject taken from Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Fine Arts or Government.
(2) The minimum requirements for Direct Entry Admission to the degree programme: For a candidate to be eligible for admission into Part 2 of the Programme, the following requirements shall be satisfied:
(a) The general entry requirements of the University.
(b) Passes at the Advanced Level of the General Certificate of Education in Mathematics, Geography and one subject from the following: Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Technical Drawing and Fine Arts with two other subjects passed at Credit level in the SSC/GCE or equivalent as listed for admission to Part 1.
(c) Holders of National Diploma (ND) or Higher National Diploma (HND) in the fields relevant to Environmental Design and Management can be considered for Direct Entry to Part 2, provided they satisfy the conditions below:
- that both the Higher National Diploma and the National Diploma (Upper Credit) will be considered as equivalent to two Advanced Level papers;
- that the candidates would have passed 5 subjects at SSC/GCE level including English Language, Mathematics, Geography, Economics and any other subject selected from Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Government and Fine Arts;
- that the candidates scored NOT less than 60% in any subject offered in the ND or HND courses;
- that the candidates are adjudged to have obtained equivalent of Advanced Level Mathematics;
(3) The minimum requirements for special admission to the degree programme: Other approved qualifications and those transferring from other Universities/Institutions may be admitted to Part 2, with the condition that any deficiencies in Part 1 core courses will be made up. Otherwise, such candidates will be admitted to Part 1.
(4) Transfer within the University.
Transfer can be considered under the following categories:
- Transfer from a Science-based Faculty to another cognate Science-based Faculty: when the student is transferring from a Science-based Faculty to another, the computation of his/her results in the new Faculty should take cognizance of his/her previous CGPA in the computation of his CGPA in the new Department.
- Transfer from a Science-based Faculty to Humanities/Arts-based Faculty or vice-versa. The transfer should be treated as if the student is just being admitted into the University. The GPA of the student will not be transferred to the new Department.He/she will however be required to take all the foundation/compulsory courses in the new Department.However, in all cases, the transcript of the student will reflect the grades for all courses taken in the University