About Faculty of Environmental Sciences, ESUT
The Faculty of Environmental Science of Enugu State University of Science and Technology was established in 1985, five years after the establishment of the University on July 30 1980. The University, earlier named Anambra State University of Science and Technology (ASUTECH) was established as a non residential multi-campus institution, conceived on a presidential model after the Havard University, USA. It was later re-named Enugu State University of Science and Technology(ESUT) following the creation of Enugu Ste carved from the old Anambra State in 1991.
The vision of the founding fathers was to have a University Cosely knit with the society, its industry and also serve as a catalyst for the technological advancement of the people, hence the motto ‘’Technology for service’’
The Faculty of Environmental Sciences, (FES) houses seven departments:
- Department of Architecture
- Department of Building
- Department of Estate Management
- Department of Geography and Meteorology
- Department of Quantity Surveying
- Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics
- Department of Urban and Regional Planning.
The seven departments offer Bachelor of Sciences (BSc) and Master of Science Degrees, while the Departments of Architecture, Estate Management, Geography and Meteorology (Environmental Management options) and Quantity Surveying offer Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programmes.
It is important to note, that currently, the Environmental Management Programme is offered at post graduate level with a view to mount the undergraduate Department soon. The process of starting the Environmental Management Department has started.
Our Core Values
At Enugu State University of Science and Technology, the management, staff and students are committed and guided by the following core values:
- Integrity, honesty and high moral values in education.
- Building and maintaining an international community of students and scholars.
- Operating an academic institution based on the most efficient allocation of resources driven by need and cost effectiveness.
- Building and operating academic programmes that are centers of excellence in their field.
- Operating and academic community that is at peace with its host community.
- Sustaining academic freedom and tolerance of diverse views of all sundry.
- Rewarding academic excellence and hard work.
- Establishing Linkages with the industry and the community.
To be premier Faculty in Africa in capacity development through quality teaching, research and community service.
To promote scholarship, especially in the areas of Science, Management and Technology, thereby ensuring the development of quality manpower that will utilize technology for the service of society.
Philosophy of Faculty
The environment is an endowment of nature and a composite resource base upon which all living organisms depend for their livelihoods and survival. The interaction between living things and the environment involves a complex system of biophysical processes that should be regulated for the sustainability of both natural and built environment. The disciplines in the Faculty of Environmental Sciences are designed to study, understand and shape the environment both as natural endowment and as products of human technological development. The theories and practice of the programmes in the faculty focus on scientific study of the environment as a basis for structuring the social, economic and physical landscapes of the environment. The philosophy of the programmes of the faculty is to develop professional and technical manpower to coordinate and regulate the bio-geophysical development activities in order to evolve a liveable and sustainable built environment for mankind.
The objectives of the faculty are to:
- Prepare students with a broad-based background in the protection and management of our environment.
- Promote multi-disciplines in the conventional disciplines in the field of Environmental Science;
- Promote research on the socioeconomic aspects of planning design, provision of shelter and the management of environment;
- Undertake consultancy services of research and practical value as an extension of academic teaching and providing opportunities for students to receive training and practical experience on live projects and research activities;
- Document and disseminate information on indigenous materials, design and construction techniques and to formulate standards and guidelines for the development and design of experimental projects.
Deanship of the faculty
The Faculty is headed and administered by the Dean.
Deans who have served the Faculty include the following:
Prof Ngoha 1991 – 1992
Prof. E. Adibe 1992 – 1994
Prof. C. Ugwu 1995 – 1998
Prof. A.N. Agu 1998 – 2000
Prof. E.N. Adinna 2002 – 2004
Prof. O. Agukorenye 2005 -2010
Ass. Prof.O. N. Nwagbara 2011-2015
Prof. A. E. Essaghah 2015-2017
Ass. Prof. Dr. V.U. Okwu-Delunzu, 2018
Staffing of the faculty
The staffing of the Faculty has improved tremendously in the recent times. Unlike in the 1990s, FES now has many PhD holders and Senior Lecturers. The Dean’s Office and the seven Departments in the School have about 70 academic staff, some of whom are sabbatical and visiting Lecturers, 21 Technologists and 20 non-academic staff. Some of the permanent staff are on Study fellowship both within and outside Nigeria
The Faculty had a total of 1018 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the 2017/2018 academic session.
Activities and Achievements of the Faculty
The major activities of the Faculty are focused on teaching, research and community development. All the seven Departments are engaged in teaching and supervision of students at the Bachelor of Science, Masters and PhD levels. The academic staff of the facullty is also engaged in research in their various disciplines and have won research grants under the TETFund and the University Board of Research. Some of the specific achievements of the faculty include the following:
- Publishing an Environmental Management Journal in 2005 and production of the first Edition of the journal in November, 2006.
- Publishing a Journal of Social Harmony and production of the first Edition of the journal in November, 2006.
- the Department of Architecture designed and built the University moot Court for Faculty of Law as well as 9prototype conveniences located within the two campuses of the University in 2012
- Hosting of a International Conference on Climate Change and Emerging Environmental Resource Management issues 20th and 24th November, 2017.
The faculty currently have an ONLINE JOURNAL—Research Journal of the Environment.