The Department surveying and geoinformatic (formally known as department of land surveying) offers a standard five-year programme of study leasing to the award of B.Sc (Hons) degree in surveying and geoinformatics.
This department started as a unit of school of environmental sciences in 1995. In 2002, it became a department of land and quantity surveying with prof. (Arc) U.A. Awuzie as the Head. However, beginning 202/2003, academic session it became a separate and full fledge department of land surveying with surv. A.C. emeribeole as the acting head of department.
On the international scene, the last decade has witnessed dramatic changes in the field of surveying: Recent advances in computer and space technologies have revolutionized the method of collection and dissemination of geo data and geo information products. As a result, the classical analogue method is giving way to modern digital methods in data acquisition, processing and presentation. These changes have propelled surveyors to change their way of doing things and to expand their scope of activities. Consequently it has become to review its programme in order to align its curriculum with the new developments in the surveying field. The trend worldwide is that many departments of surveying have not only reviewed their programme but had also changed the names of their department to geomantic, geoinformation or geomatic engineering met on October 13 2003 and unanimously decided to adopt the new name: “Surveying and Geoinformatics.”
The name surveying and geoinformatics portrays a department that deals with acquisition, storage, analysis, dissemination, management and application of spatially data.
The programme, therefore aims at producing surveyor who is a professional and a geoscience with a sound knowledge of theory and practice to enable him provide spatial and other environmental information necessary for designing and planning of engineering works as well as in the location, exploration and exploitation of natural resources. His training in surveying and geoinformatics include training in land surveying, geodesy, and photogrammetry, remote sensing, cartography, hydrography and geographic information system. It also ensures adequate knowledge of mathematics, physics, environmental sciences, law, finances and management studies needed by surveyors.
Holders of senior secondary school certificate (SSCE) or its equivalent with five credits in the following subjects: mathematics, English language, physics and other two subjects. The five credits must not be in more than two sittings.
i. Candidate who satisfy the basic academic entry qualification as outline in 3(i) above and in addition hold the ordinary national diploma (OND) in surveying at the credit level could be admitted into year two of the programme.
ii. Candidates who satisfy the basic academic entry qualifications as outline in (i) above in addition hold ‘A’ level passes in mathematics and physics could be admitted into year two of the programme. A pass in ‘A’ level geography would be an advantage.