The Faculty of Environmental Sciences
emerged from the School of Environmental Design which was established in 1970 as a project in the Faculty of Engineering nut began to function during the 1971/72 academic session with an intake of 18 students. The School became autonomous as the Faculty of Environmental Design in the 1973/74.
The Faculty of Environmental Design was initially a single programme unit providing training in architecture. In 1980, it was restructured into three interdependent departments of Architecture, Building Technology and City & Regional Planning.
Another important feature of the Faculty was the introduction in 1980 of six-year continuous professional degree programmes to replace the two-tier BES and MED programmes which were hitherto offered.
The six-year programme consisted of for years of pre-professional education followed by two years of specialized professional training terminating in the award of BES/B. Architecture, BES/B. Building Technology and BES/B. City Planning. These degrees entitled the graduates of the Faculty to registration by the relevant registration councils established under the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Following the rationalization of programmes and units in the University in 1986, the Faculty of Environmental Design was not only restructured but was also redesignated Faculty of Environmental Sciences
with the following departments: Architecture and Design, Building , Estate Management and Geography & Planning. With further reorganization occasioned by the transfer of the academic programme in Geography to the Faculty of Social Sciences in 1997, the Faculty now consists of the following four departments: Architecture, Building, Estate Management and Urban & Regional Planning.
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