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HOD’s welcome address.

We are always excited to meet new faces and to groom potential talents through our academic programmes. The Department of Architecture (ESUT) is committed to graduating candidates who are grilled and prepared to deal with past, current and evolving issues in the profession. We encourage our candidates to quickly adapt to our passion for excellence.

Overtime, our candidates will concur that qualifying for the award of a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture requires a great deal of focus, discipline, teamwork and skill. Applying wisdom in the use of time will save many of our new candidates from unwanted stresses and challenges in the following academic sessions. Candidates should take all courses seriously; more so, they should be sensitive to recognize opportunities to apply the knowledge they obtained from other courses in their studio-oriented courses. Better performance in the studios often require collective learning sessions—hence we advise our candidates to pursue studio scenarios that involve more participants. Candidates who work in isolation tend to perform badly because they miss the basic corrective critiques of colleagues. This phenomenon applies to all levels of study.

We encourage our candidates to take advantage of the departmental library and data room in addition to the faculty and university libraries. Our library users may wish to extend their search/ studies through the internet using the library computers, our ‘archzone’ wireless hotspot and personal mobile devices once they have obtained approved login credentials. Students may also produce hardcopies of their CAD /BIM school works at the library, interested persons should approach their CAD/BIM instructor(s) to gain access to the printers and plotter. This printing service should be particularly beneficial to the postgraduate candidates working on large projects and undergraduates doing visualization. A similar arrangement exists for the materials laboratory. Students may find our courtyards particularly soothing for reflections when not engaged in studio work.

The department does not take lightly with unruly behavior.  As with our staff, we expect our candidates to exhibit high moral conduct and comportment. This should reflect in the manner of engaging the university equipment, addressing colleagues and staff, and participating in examinations. Suspensions and expulsions are realities in our academic community – candidates are, therefore, advised. The architect’s registration council of Nigeria (ARCON) encourages architecture students to get acquainted with the professional ecosystem by being involved with the student arm of the Nigerian institute of architects (NIA) within their Enugu state university of science and technology. Architecture students should take advantage of this body in their professional journey and become members as student membership is a category.

Vision of the Department.

Our vision is to produce skilled, innovative and responsive architects who are capable of meeting the challenges of the times in the building industry for both the public and private sectors.

Mission of the Department.

We are committed to a high quality of professional education aimed at producing architects that are capable of solving complex environmental design problems.

History of the Department (including past HODs and years in service).

The Department of Architecture of the Enugu state university of science and technology (ESUT), Enugu was founded in 1985 as part of the then Anambra state university of technology ( ASUTECH). At its inception it was known as the Department of Architecture and Building, and ran two separate academic programmes  for architecture and building. The architecture option ran a two- tier programme of B.Sc (architecture) and M.Sc( architecture ). The B.Sc( architecture) programme was five of (5) years duration including a one- year industrial attachment, while the M.Sc  ( architecture) programme was of two (2)years duration.

The building department was excised from the department of architecture due to NUC accreditation panel’s decision. Similarly the B.SC programme of four (4) year duration followed by a two- year M.Sc programme was also restructured. In place of the earlier one –year industrial attachment undergraduate students proceed to industrial  attachment after their 2nd ,3rd and 4th years during the long vacations, which lasts from  10 to 12 weeks . The  industrial attachment is restricted to firms of registered architects and departments of architecture in private and public organizations, as well as organizations that produce building systems/ components. This programme has since been reformed into a full semester of industrial attachment in the third year of the BSc programme.

Our first set of BSc graduates were in 1989 followed by MSc set of 1992. Then it became necessary to run a PGD programme and the first set of this arm was in 1997. The department has had the following as head since inception;

1.              Professor Sinha, I. B. (A.I.I.A)                                  August 1985 to July 1989

2.              Arc. Akagu, C. C. (M.N.I.A)                                        August 1989 to July  1992

3.              Arc. Omatsone, M. E. O. (M.N.I.A)                          August 1992 to July 1994

4.             Arc. David, N. M. (M.I.I.A)                                                      August 1994 to July 1997

5.            Arc. Dr. Odumodu, R. C. (M.N.I.A)                                      August 1997 to July 1998

6.            Arc. Chukwuka, E. C. (F.N.I.A)                                              August 1998 to July 2000

7.            Arc. Madubuko, C. T. N. M. (M.N.I.A)                           August 2000 to Nov. 2003

8.             Arc. Chukwuka, E. C. (F.N.I.A)                                          December 2003 to Jan. 2006

9.            Arc. (Mrs) Emenike, A. I. (M.N.I.A)                                  Feb. 2006 to Feb. 2010

10.          Arc. Anidi, R. C. (M.N.I.A)                                                      Mar. 2010 to July 2011

11.          Arc. Iloeje, A. F. (M.N.I.A)                                                     August 2011 to Mar. 2014

12.          Arc. Okoronkwo, E. K. (M.N.I.A)                                      Mar. 2014 to Nov. 2015

13.           Arc. Offor, J. N. (M.N.I.A)                                                      Nov. 2015 to May 2018

14.         Arc. Dr. (Mrs) Emenike, A. I. (M.N.I.A)                           May 2018  to date

Academic programs being run by the department.

The department runs academic programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate levels being B.Sc., PGD, M.Sc., M.Phill and PhD.

The bachelor of science in architecture (B.Sc.arch) is for candidates who has at the least O-Level certificate in five subjects (English Language, Mathematics, Physics and two others from Chemistry, Geography, Economics, Biology, Technical Drawing, Building Construction and Land Surveying) and in some cases plus A-Level (two from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry) / National Diploma (Architecture, URP). 

The postgraduate diploma (PGD) architecture is for candidates who have shortfall in cumulative credits for admission into master degree programme directly.

The master of science degree in architecture (M.Sc. arch) is for candidates who have successfully completed BSc and obtained a minimum of 2.5 CGPA and

The master of philosophy degree (Mphil) is a bridge for candidates who wish to do doctorate degree but has a shortfall in the prerequisite of 3.5 CGPA.

The doctor of philosophy degree is the highest degree in the department for high flyers among the architecture candidates.

Admission requirements for B.Sc,  M.Sc. M.Phil and  Ph.D.

Admission requirements for the various levels and categories are as follows:

Candidates for the BSc degree must possess a SSCE (Senior Secondary School Certificate) GCE (General Certificate of Education) and/or NECO or their equivalent with a minimum of 5 credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Physics and two others from Chemistry, Geography, Economics, Biology, Technical Drawing, Building Construction and Land Surveying. The UME subjects are English Language, Mathematics, Physics and one other from Chemistry, Geography, Technical Drawing and Fine Arts.

Official contact of Department (email must be ESUT email).

Arc. Dr. Emenike, Augusta Ifeoma (mrs)

– Name’s of all Academic staff and Technologist in the Department.

Academic staff

  1.           Rev. Fr. Prof. Arc. P. C. Agbonome    

   2.          Arc. Dr. Odim O. Odim  

   3.          Arc. Dr. A .O Nwagbara

  4.          Arc. Dr. A.I. Emenike

  5.          Arc. Dr. A.F. Iloeje

  6.          Dr. Obiefuna J.N.

  7.          Arc. Justus Nwafor Offor

  8.         Arc. E.K. Okoronkwo

  9.         Arc. J. O. Ezugwu

  10.       Arc. L. A. Isiofia

  11.       Arc. A. I. Okoro

  12.       Arc.  Francis  U. Amadi

  13.       Arc.  Josephat O. Umeokafor

  14.       Arc. Rita Obiozo

  15.       Arc.  Onyeibo C. Oku

  16.        Arc. (Mrs) Chinwe N. Okechukwu

  17.        Arc.  Egbo James Chinweuba

18. Mrs. Ezeilo Hope Nkechi.

HOD’s Biography including academic publications

Arc. Dr. (Mrs) Emenike, Augusta Ifeoma was born on the 12th of Feb 1961 in Enugu. She is married with five children (three boys and two girls). She did her primary education in Enugu,  went on to Federal Government College Enugu and then University of Nigeria Enugu Campus where she studied architecture up to master degree level. Subsequently she attended Enugu State University of Science and Technology where she bagged the prestigious degree PhD in urban design.

She is a senior lecturer in the department of architecture where she is the current head of department. She has taught in various capacities and supervised students both BSc and MSc categories. Her research bias tends towards the environmental sciences, building materials and research methods. She has served the ESUT community in various committees, leadership and advisory roles to the wider outside community. In addition to her work as an architect, she has about 17 journal articles, 11 conference papers and a book to her credit. She has attended many national and international conferences. Currently she is working on a book on research methodology in collaboration with other colleagues. Also there is an ongoing research on how the physically challenged people are accommodated in public buildings.

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