Geoinformatics & Land Surveying

About the Department

The Department was established in 1995 following NUC’s approval. The first batch of students were admitted in the same academic year.

The pioneer head was late Rev. (Surv.) Udo W. Obot, a contract staff, while other Lecturers were mainly on part time from the Ministry and Industry. Some equipment was bought by the University while some were donated to the young Department.

Due to the global shift of focus in year 2000 from analogue to digital surveying and data informatics, the curriculum has been restructured and expanded to reflect the current trend and emphasis.

The name of the Department has also been modified to “Geoinformatics and Surveying” due to this new curriculum and in keeping with global practice.

The aftermath of these is the high interest by candidates to get into the programme and the commendable surge of enrolment. The last Nigerian University Commission (NUC) accreditation in 2012 accorded the Department full accreditation status, while the Surveyors council of Nigeria (SURCON) recently gave the Department full accreditation status in 2015.

Thus, the Department as at 2015, has full accreditation from NUC and our professional body, SURCON.

PROGRAMME OFFERED WITH ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
2. Bachelor of Science(B.Sc.) Degree in Geo informatics and Surveying
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
Candidates for this programme are required to pass JAMB Examinations and meet the cut-off point as may be determined from time to time. They must hold one of the following qualifications:
1. West African School Certificate;
2. General Certificate of Education;
3. Senior Secondary School Examination Certificate;
4. National Examination Council Certificate;
with credits in at least five subjects including English Language, Physics, Mathematics and any two of the following: Chemistry, Geography, Economics,Technical Drawing; OBTAINED AT NOT MORE THAN TWO SITTINGS
5. Basic Course Certificate from Federal School of Survey , Oyo-with at least two years of practical experience.
6. Sat and passed JAMB, UME Examination with 200 aggregate and passed the University aptitude test at a reasonable grade.
DIRECT ENTRY:
Applicants should apply through JAMB and possess any of the following qualifications:
(a) National Diploma at Upper Credit Level in Land Surveying from a recognized Tertiary Institution of Learning,
(b) Advanced Technical Certificate I from Federal School of Surveying, Oyo,
(c ) G.C.E. Advanced level papers in three of the following : Physics, Mathematics, Geography, Economics, Chemistry plus GCE(O) level in English Language at credit level.
(b) Higher National Diploma at Lower or Upper Credit Level in Land Surveying, Mathematics, Computer Science, GIS, Physics from a recognized Tertiary Institution of Learning.
(c) A University degree in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Geography with Mathematics and Physics bias.
(d) Professional Diploma from Polytechnics e.g. Federal School of Surveying, Oyo.
(e) Must sit and pass the University Aptitude Test at a reasonable grade.
The direct entry candidates have different entry points and course waivers as deemed appropriate by the Departmental Board of Studies.

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Vision Statement

To be a centre of academic excellence by utilizing the available human and technological resources for teaching, research, community service and sustainable development.

Mission Statement

To diligently pursue scholarship and deploy its output for human capacity development and economic growth in the society, with active participation in ICT.