Department of Civil Engineering

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria - Nigeria

PGD Civil Engineering

Objectives of the programme

The Engineering Technologists (Holders of HND) are desirous of attaining Engineers Cadre. The required qualification to be an Engineer is the Bachelor's degree in Engineering. In a bid to assist the Technologist realize their dreams, COREN is looking at the Postgraduate Diploma Engineering programmes being run by the Universities and restructure them to provide a bridge between HND and the Bachelor's degrees programmes. In addition, the programme is designed to provide avenue for continuous academic and professional development.

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for admission into the programme is as follows:

  1. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Civil Engineering from a recognized Polytechnic or any recognized institution with a minimum of lower credit grade level.
  2. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other related fields from any recognized institution.
  3. B. Sc. or B.Eng. with Third class in Civil Engineering.
  4. O' level requirement: candidates must have a minimum of 5 credits at G.C.E./SSCE O’level’ from WAEC or NECO which must include Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics at not more than two sittings.

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Graduation Requirements

For a candidate to qualify for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering, he must have earned at least 64 credit units of compulsory courses including the project report.

Programme Duration

The PGD programme in Civil Engineering is a full-time course, and the duration of the study shall be a minimum of four (4) semesters.