Department of Architecture

Course Description

National Diploma Architectural Technology, ND (ARC)
-Mode of study : Full-time/Part-time
-Timetable : Day/Evening-Weekend
-Duration : 4 Semesters (Full Time), 6 Semesters (Part Time)
Entry Requirements: WASC, GCE(O/L), SSCE, NECO, NABTEB or equivalent, with credits in English Language (not Literature in English), Mathematics and Physics any two from the following subjects: Economics, Geography, Biology, Chemistry and Fine Art or Technical Drawing

JAMB Examination Subjects: English, Mathematics, Physics and any other one from Economics, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Economics, Fine Art or Technical Drawing.

Course Objectives

The National Diploma programme in Architectural Technology is aimed to produce architects with with professional and intellectual capacities to contribute meaningfully to the Architectural development in addressing the dynamic built environment and its challenges. The graduates should be able to:
•Provide students with knowledge and skills to enhance their performance and to enable them to assume broader responsibility in the rapidly changing built environment in Nigeria and in the world;
•To provide the knowledge required for the understanding and practical analysis of problems related to the built environment;
•To produce needed research personnel fir in-depth study and development of locally available building materials for achieving affordable housing for the teeming population in Nigeria, and
•Provide a comprehensive education such that the graduate is able to plan, design, build and commission, maintain and coordinate the allied professional input in the development of the human environment.

Course Units

Course Course title L T P/W CU CH Pre-Requisite
Code
SUG 101 Basic Principles in Surveying I 1 0 3 2 4 ‘O’ Level Maths
Technical Drawing and Physics
ARC 101 Freehand Sketching 1 0 2 2 3
ARC 105 Concrete Workshop Practice 1 0 2 2 3
BLD 105 Building Construction I
Logic and Linear Algebra 0 0 2 1 2
BLD 103 Mechanics and Properties of 2 0 3 3 5
MTH 111 Matter and Heat Energy 2 0 0 2 2 ‘O’ Level Maths
BPH 111 General Chemistry
Use of English I 2 0 3 3 5 ‘O’ Level
BCH 101 Citizenship Education 1 0 2 2 3 Physics
GNS 101 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2 0 0 2 2
GNS 111 Introduction to Computing 2 0 0 2 2 ‘O’ Level
EED 125 English
ICT 101
TOTAL 14 0 17 22 33
 
Course Course title L T P/W CU CH Pre-Requisite
Code
ARC 104 Descriptive Geometry 1 0 1 2 2 SUG 101
ARC 102 Basic Design 1 0 2 3 3 SUG 101 &
ARC 101
BLD 106 Wood Workshop Practice 0 0 2 2 2
ARC 106 Architectural Graphics 1 0 2 2 2 SUG 101 &
ARC 101
ARC 108 History of Architecture 2 0 0 2 2
ARC 110 Building Science and
Properties of Material 2 2 4 4 BPH 111 & BCH
101
BLD 104 Building Construction II 2 0 3 5 5 BLD 103
MTH 112 Algebra and Elementary
trigonometry 2 0 0 2 2 MTH 111
BPH 121 Optics, Waves, Electricity
and Magnetism. 2 0 3 3 5 ‘O’ Level
GNS 102 Communication in 2 0 0 2 2 Physics
GNS 121 English I 2 0 0 2 2 GNS 101
ICT 102 Introduction to sociology
Computer Aided Design
and Drafting I
TOTAL 17 0 15 24 32
Course Course title L
Code
ICT 201 Computer Aided Design
and Drafting II
ARC 201 Architectural Design 2
ARC 203 Mechanical/Electrical
Workshop Practice 0
ARC 205 Architectural Graphics II 1
CEC 106 Strength of Materials 2
ARC 211 Photography and Model-
Making 1
BQS 203 Building Construction III 2
MTH 211 Calculus 2
GNS 201 Use of English II 2
ICT 211 Introduction to Computer
Studies 2
SWS 201 Supervised Industrial
Work Experience Scheme
TOTAL 16

T     P/W           CU           CH        Pre-Requisite

 

 

 

 

0 4 4 6 MEC 102 &
ARC 102
0 2 1 2 BPH 111 & BPH
121
0 2 2 3 MEC 102 &
ARC 106
0 2 3 4 ARC 108
MTH 112, BPH
111 & ARC 110
0 3 2 4 MECH 102 &
ARC 106
0 3 3 5 BLD 104
0 0 2 2 MTH 111
0 0 2 2 GNS 102
0 0 2 2
2
0 16 22 32
Course Code Course title L T P/W CU CH Pre-
Requisite
ARC 202 Architectural Design project 1 2 4 4 7 ARC 201,
ARC 205 &
Building Services and Equipment BOS 203
BLD 206 2 1 0 3 3
Architectural Graphics III BQS 203 &
ARC 203
ARC 206 Traditional Architecture 1 0 2 2 3 ARC 203,
ARC 204 Introduction to Climatology 2 0 0 2 2 ARC 205 &
BQS 203
ARC 208 Building Construction IV 1 0 3 2 4 BPH 121
Trigonometry and Analytical
Geometry
BQS 204 Communication in English II 2 0 0 2 2
MTH 122 Economics 2 0 0 2 2
Project BQS 203
GNS 202 2 0 0 2 2 MTH 112
GNS 122 GNS 201
ARC 214
TOTAL 9 7 9 20 25
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