On 21st October, 2002 at the take-off of the College of Science and Technology, all the academic programmes in the College were grouped into two Departments, namely:
(i) Department of Computer and Information Technology
(ii) Department of Environmental Science
The Department of Environmental Sciences started with the following Degree Programmes:
(i) B. Sc. Architecture (4 years)
(ii) B.Sc. Estate Management (5 years)
At the beginning of the 2004/2005 academic session, more Engineering and Applied Sciences Programmes were added. The Department of Architecture was created and the Building Technology Programme came under the Department of Architecture and was headed by Professor E. A. Adeyemi. The Department of Building Technology was created at the beginning of the 2006/2007 academic session to take care of Building Technology Programme and Professor T. O. Mosaku became the pioneer Head of the Department. Over the years the affairs of the Department have been stirred by notable leaders such as Professor Ola I. Fagbenle, Dr. James D. Owolabi, and of recent Dr. Lekan M. Amusan.
The Programme aims at providing efficient and effective manpower for the building industry. The aim will be achieved using the following objectives:
- to provide a conducive environment for lectures, tutorials and practical work for the building students;
- to develop their skills and broaden their experiences through exposure to real life project situations;
- to guide students in providing solutions to real challenges on construction sites by using up-to-date practical and theoretical tools;
- to support the students’ technical ability with appropriate management and moral background information for optimum performance in practice. Building Maintenance/facilities managers;
- to produce graduates that can be registered by the appropriate professional bodies after the completion of their course as professional builders for the construction industry; and
- to increase their proficiency and enhance their performance in their core professional areas.
The academic and practical contents of the Building Programme have also been designed to achieve a standard acceptable for registration with Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON) and other allied professional bodies in and outside Nigeria. The Department of Building Technology therefore produces a general professional builder within the period of undergraduate programme who at the time of graduation will be able to:
- create a consultancy link consultant with the architect, structural engineer and quantity surveyor in advisory capacity or consultant on the use of materials and technology within given cost limits on building construction projects;
- create/undertake the organisation and execution of building projects;
- work effectively and efficiently in government establishments, design organisations and on construction sites as site manager, project builder, construction manager, project manager, cost estimator, project planner, contract manager, Building Maintenance/Facilities Manager, etc;
- work in research institutes as researcher; and work as a lecturer in higher institutions of learning, among others.