Programme/Sub-Discipline/Discipline Philosophy and objectives


Urban and Regional Planning is the art and science of ordering and managing land uses based on the detailed understanding and analysis of societal needs, goal and objectives within the social, economic and physical environmental frame works. It is a professional discipline that is concerned with formulation, design implementation and monitoring of land use. It is a broad-based discipline that requires a multidisciplinary approach and knowledge. It therefore requires a comprehensive education and training in the planning, design and management of the total environment from both the theoretical and practical perspectives.


The objectives of the degree programme are:

  1. Developing students to understand Urban and Regional Planning through the study of theories and methods of planning, designing and managing land-use activities and the environment;
  2. Assisting students to acquire and understand the development of social, economic, technological and legislative framework of society within the existing physical and ‘other’ planning processes (social and economic) and the potential capacities of that framework for more coherent and relevant collaborative policy formulation.
  • Providing students with varied practical experience of realistic planning problems and
  1. Encouraging the students to develop interest in particular planning skills and research methods
  2. c) Admission Requirements:



To be eligible for admission, candidate must have passed at credit level, the Senior Secondary School Certificate or the General Certificate of Education or National Examination Council (NECO) in, NOT less than, five subjects at NOT more than 2 sittings including English Language, Mathematics, Geography and Two other subjects from Economics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Business studies/commerce, Agricultural science, Fine Art or Government.


For a candidate to be eligible for admission into part II of the programme, the following requirement shall be satisfied:

(a)        The general entry requirement of the university and as specified in (i) above

(b)        Passes at the Advance level of the General Certificate of Education in Mathematics, Economics and one subject from the following: Geography, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Technical Drawing, and Fine Art or Government

(c)        Holder of National Diploma (ND) in the fields relevant to Environmental Science or similar qualifications can be considered for Direct Entry to Part II, provided they satisfy the conditions above, and of which the candidate’s score is NOT less than 60% average (Upper Credit) equivalent.

Under special circumstance, holders of Higher National Diploma and other approved qualifications and those transferring from other University/Institutions may be admitted to part III, with the condition that any deficiency in parts 1 and 11 core courses will be made up.

However, in all cases, the transcript of the student will reflect the grades for all courses taken in the university.


  1. d) Programme/Sub-Discipline/Discipline Structure to include period of formal studies in the Universities Industrial training, planned visit and project

The length of the programme is five years for UME candidates, four years for Direct Entry (OND and A’ Level) and three years for HND candidate.