Department of Civil Engineering

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Brief History:

Murtadha TIJANIDr. Murtadha Adekilekun Tijani



The Department of Civil Engineering of the Osun State University is one of the two engineering departments under the College of Science, Engineering and Technology established in 2007/2008 academic session as part of the first phase of development of the University. Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree programme in Civil Engineering was approved by the University Senate and Council in the 2007/2008 academic session. The first set of students were admitted into Part I of the programme in August 2007.

The Department runs a 5-year undergraduate programme, operating 2-semester course units in its curriculum to acquaint the students with the basic knowledge, practices and current advances in the field of Civil Engineering. Civil Engineering is concerned with the planning, design, construction, maintenance and environmental impact of buildings, roads, airports, waterways, railways, bridges, tunnels, docks, offshore structure, dams, water supply, drainage and irrigation systems/schemes, and other major works.

The programme in civil engineering is therefore designed to produce engineers that can meet the challenges in the afore-mentioned areas through service in governmental agencies/establishments, the building and construction industry, transportation industry, consulting firms, teaching and research organizations. The two semesters in the calendar of the University, tagged Harmattan and Rain, each has 17-18 weeks duration. The programme leads to the awards of Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree in Civil Engineering.

The academic programme of the Department operates academic curricular that are tailored along the stipulations contained in the National Universities Commission (NUC) Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards and as required by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN. The curricula for the programme are being regularly revised. The last revision took place in 2022 to bring the programme contents in line with Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).

During the past 10 years of the existence of the Civil Engineering programme at Osun State University, the department has produced over 250 graduates. While many of these graduates are currently doing well in government and private establishments, many have since obtained higher degrees and are in various institutions as members of faculty. Those in industries and private establishment are holding very senior positions in the public and private sectors of the economy; Directors, Managers, Managing Directors, Chief Engineers, University Lecturers, and State Commissioners. 

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For enquiries on admissions, please contact

  • Address: Room 228, Admission Office, 
    Administrative building, 
    Osun State University,
    Main Campus, Osogbo, Osun State.
  • Tel: 08107976419 (9am - 4pm WAT, Mon - Fri)
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