HISTORY OF THE PROGRAMME
In the year 2003/2004 academic session, the faculty of environmental technology was created along with the faculty of engineering to form the college of engineering and technology, which was established as a satellite campus of the Olabisi Onabanjo University at Ibogun, in Ifo local Government area of Ogun State.
The faculty was structured to promote an interdisciplinary approach to professional education in the basic disciplines of environmental studies in a three pioneering core departments. Architecture formed one of these three pioneering departments.
The other two pioneering departments in the faculty were Urban and Regional planning, and Fine and Applied Arts.
The department started with forty five pioneering students and ten (10) direct entry students into 200 level. The department also started with four academic staff namely: Arc Akin Adejimi, the first coordinator of the department, Arc. Olusegun Oriola (current coordinator), Arc. Yemi Salami and Arc. S. Tongo all formed the pioneering staff the department. As at now (2008, the department has multiplied in population in both the number of students and staff. The department now has 10 academic staff members Arc S.S Omoniyi, Arc O.R. Aluko, Mr. O Ediale, Arc. A.A Dipeolu., Surv. Femi Olatunji, Arc. A.A Adewuyi, Engr. O. Akisanya and three of the four pioneering staff earlier listed.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME
The goal of this programme is to produce graduates who can combine in the best manner the three aspects of architectural knowledge, namely:
1. The Arts of Architecture i.e. the Graphics, Drafting, Renderings, Modeling or the language of Architecture.
2. The Science of Architecture i.e. the Architectonics, Structures and the Science of materials.
3. The Business of Architecture i.e. the selling of one’s ideas and the professional practice and business survival.
The way these three aspects are combined in this curriculum is therefore to produce architectural graduates who will excel in the labor market and in their callings, make marks and contribute to their generation through creativity and production, rather than being job seekers.
They should be vast in every area of creativity and design, and make impacts as solutions to the societal needs. In view of the above, they would have a good command of the modern techniques and technologies of production. The graduates would be high quality professionals capable of solving complex environmental and design problems.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The main objectives of this curriculum are to produce graduates who should have the following abilities.
1. Analyze design problems, synthesize the various elements and provide appropriate solutions.
2. Understand the needs of the clients, users and the society at large so as to be able to cater for them.
3. Produce appropriate and imaginative solutions that are functionally good, technically sound, economically feasible, environmentally safe, aesthetically pleasing and at the same time totally sustainable.
4. Understand the legal, environmental and moral impacts and implications of their actions on the users.
5. Study the society and identify opportunities for job creation even at the periods of depression.
The programme is designed as a Two-Tier degree programme. The first tier is a five (5) year basic Architectural and Environmental training programme. The second tier programme is a two (2) year course of training leading to a professionally registerable Master Degree. The nomenclatures of the above degrees shall therefore be as follows:
1. Bachelor of Science in Architecture (B.Sc. Arch), -5 Years
2. Master of Science in Architecture (M. Sc. Arch) – 2 Years.
BASIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
A. UME JAMB Subjects
The followings must be taken at the UME for consideration for admission into Architecture.
1. English language
4. Any one of the followings: Economics, Geography, Technical Drawing, Chemistry
B. UME Admissions
To be admitted into this department, a candidate needs 5 O-Level credits which
Should include the followings.
i. English language
iv. Any one of the followings: Geography, Economics, Government.
v. Any one of the followings : Technical Drawing, Fine Arts, Chemistry,
In any combination, at least a pass in Chemistry is mandatory if it is not included in the five credits.
C. Direct Admissions
(a) Holders of the Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Architecture with Upper
Credit pass from NBTE accredited institutions may be considered for direct entry into the Second Year (200 level), provided they meet the O – level and all the other OOU requirements;
(b) Also, holders of GCE A-level with a minimum credit unit of 9 in Mathematics,
Physics and any one of the following: Economics, Geography, Chemistry, or Fine Arts may be considered for Second Year (200 level), provided such candidate meets the O – level requirements and all other OOU requirements;
(c) Holders of Olabisi Onabanjo University, College of Engineering and Technology,
Degree Foundation Programme in Architecture, URP or Fine & Applied Arts with CGPA of a minimum of 2.5 may be considered for direct entry into the Second Year (200 level), provided such candidates meet the O – level University and departmental requirements;
(d) Holders of Olabisi Onabanjo University PDS programme with CGPA of 3.0 minimum may be considered for direct entry into the Second Year (200 level), provided such candidates meet the O – level University and departmental requirements.
D. Special Admission
Holders of the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Architecture with Upper Credit pass from NBTE accredited institutions may be considered for direct entry into the Third Year (300 level), provided they meet the O – level and all other OOU requirements.