Baze University

Building

Introduction

The objectives of a degree programme in building are to train competent and smart graduates that can provide energy-efficient, quality and sustainable buildings for human habitation and convenience. As new technology emerges at exponential pace with security and environmental threats ever multiplying, availability of internet of things (IOT) avail to our students smart building solutions that meet expectations and add value to clients.

Environmental Relevance:
B.Sc. Building degree programme provides that blend and complementary knowledge encompassing disciplines such as Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Estate Management and Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. These are combined with the essentials of the technological processes of building construction and elements of economics, social sciences, humanities, law and other relevant courses that would enable graduates to apply rational scientific approach to undertake the task of managing smartly the production process in the building site. At the same time, it should imbibe in the graduate the capability to apply the various scientific and professional principles, rationalized operations and evolve solutions that are state of the art to ensure total harmony of both process and product that will meet expectations of client.

Graduate Destination: 
The philosophy underlying Building Education is to develop and advance the science and practices of building technology and construction management.  It is important to emphasis that building technology as a profession enhances safety and quality life for residents and visitors through building permits issuance, inspection, trade license and enforcement. Building graduates are therefore trained to bring intelligence and empowerment required for quality, optimal performance and productivity in housing delivery, solving issues of national importance and break new grounds in all aspects of building techniques and processes. The building graduates are also trained to collaborate with other allied professionals in the construction industry and be fully equipped for public service and self-employment. A graduate of building can work as an academic lecturer, in  government establishment, or private industry under their facilities management or maintenance Department, and can also be self-employed after acquiring relevant site experience or can work in a newspaper company as a property watch reporter.
In solving the mystery of the generation gaps with the scale of social, economic, and environmental problems, our approach is fundamentally timeless. This entails being flexible, integrated and sustainable in our strategic vision, embracing radically different approaches and technology with variability and collaboration to ensure excellent and quality graduates.

Today academic environment is constrained by uncertainty, increased competition, rapidly evolving technology and therefore the department is working towards industrial collaboration and benchmark to improve and support smart education, performance, and excellence. Smart and sustainable education is key now as health and comfort is to life. The world is facing largely energy and resource depletion and therefore there is the need to deliver smart concepts by a frontier university as best and rational way forward to deliver the future.

Academic staff:

To maintain high standard of building integrity and flexibility as well as property values, an academic staff at Baze University undergoes training and research, conferences and further studies home and abroad to build resilience for the future and indeed ensure students gain capacity and competence for optimal delivery. The department is blessed with staff having broad academic and practical experience, these are listed below:
1. Professor Bala Muhammad, Ph.D (Construction Management)
2. Professor Dalha Muazu, Ph.D (Construction Management)
3. Dr. Umbugala Douglas Muhammad,  (Facilities Management)
4. John Okwe Alaezi, MPM (Project Management)
5. Bawa Tuga Muhammed, M.Sc (Structures)
6. Mubarak Reme Ibrahim, M.Sc (Construction Management)
7. Jummai Agidani, M.Sc. (Construction Management)


Umbugala Douglas Muhammad (PhD)
Head of Department

Course Details

Course Structure
Year 1 | Semester 1
Code: GEN103
Lecturer: Johnson Mercy
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:

This module will introduce students to basic mathematical topics useful in their different courses of study.

Aims:

To introduce students to basic mathematical topics useful in their different courses of study at Baze University. Apart from learning the basic statistical tools useful for data collection, they will also gain valuable insight into number system, the concept of sets, laws of indices, solving equations and a wide range of other basic mathematical techniques. In essence, this module is designed to equip students with useful methods of solving and approaching mathematical problems.

Syllabus:

Introduction to Number System, Laws of Indices, General Inequality, Equation Systems, Algebra, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry as well as general overview of Statistics.

Teaching and learning methods:
  • Lectures: Lectures will be used to introduce and explain major ideas and theories and to illustrate their wide-ranging applications. 
  • Interactive lectures will review materials by encouraging their active participation - inviting questions, working through examples, giving short quizzes, discussing case studies, or showing a  video followed by a quiz, etc.
  • Classes: This will encourage students to begin to apply the knowledge gained to real and hypothetical cases and will encourage them also to gain confidence in presenting and defending their own ideas. Classes will usually require them to read some material(s) for discussion, or prepare answers, give some presentations, research a topic, take part in a debate, etc. 
  • Homework: Homework will be assigned regularly. Regular assignments will help them understand the material and they will get feedback.

Intended learning outcomes:

On the  successful completion of this module, students are expected to have developed their skills and have:

  • Ability to read and understand fundamental mathematics.
  • Ability to apply range of concepts in Mathematics or represent and solve problems in Mathematics.
  • Ability to represent and analyse data using the right techniques.


Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:
  • Basic College Mathematics by Elayn Matin-Gay, New Jersey, Pearson Prentice Hall.
  • College Mathematics for Business, Economics, Life Sciences & Social Sciences (11th Edition) by Raymond A. Bernet, Michael R, Ziegler, & Karl E. Byleen. New Jersey, Pearson Prence Hall.
  • Algebra & Trigonometry (Sixth Edition) by Michael Sullivan. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458.
  • Any other mathematical textbook that covers any of the topics.

Code: CHM101
Lecturer: Moses Saviour Iorungwa
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: PHY107
Lecturer: Abdullahi Babangida Babaji
Unit: 1
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:

General Physics 1 practical is the laboratory section that cover all the topics taught in General Physics 1 (PHY101).

Aims:

The aim of this module is to assist students with the practical of all the topics (mechanics, heat and optics)

Syllabus:

The experiments include: Mechanics: timing experiments, simple pendulum, compound pendulum, measurement of g, moments, determination of moment of inertia, measurement of viscosity, use of force board, law of momentum. Optics: reflection using plane mirror, convex/concave mirror, concave/convex lens, refraction using a prism, critical angle, apparent depth/real depth, simple microscope, compound microscope.Heat: measurement of specific heat capacity of water and a solid, expansion of gas experiment using a long capillary tube, Joule’s law.

Teaching and learning methods:

This module is a purely experimental. Each experiment will be accompanied with laboratory manual. Students will be taken through the lab sections by Technologists and the module instructors. The students will then submit their laboratory reports for assessment.

Intended learning outcomes:

At the end of the module, students will be equipped with report writing skill. They will also understand the practical of what have been discussed in PHY101 class.Fundamentals of Physics by David Halliday, Robert Resnick and Jearl Walker, Vol. 1 8th Ed. Wiley (2007)
University Physics by Young Freedman, vol. 1 13th Ed. Addison-Wesley

Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:
  • Fundamentals of Physics by David Halliday, Robert Resnick and Jearl Walker, Vol. 1 8th Ed. Wiley (2007)
  • University Physics by Young Freedman, vol. 1 13th Ed. Addison-Wesley

Code: GEN105
Lecturer: Rukayyatu Abdulkareem Gurin
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: COM112
Lecturer: Chollette Chiazor Olisah
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
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Code: PHY101
Lecturer: Nuhu Yunusa
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview: General overview of the module, module description and students - instructor introduction.
Aims: To aid students to understand the broad-based fundamental principles of the physical world. This module will on the practical applications of everyday experience and industrial processes. 
Syllabus:
  • Measurement in physical world
  • One dimensional kinematics - distance, displacement, speed, velocity, acceleration, uniform, motion, free fall.
  • Vector and scalar - vector addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and applications.
  • Problem solving section.
  • Two-dimensional kinematics - position, displacement, velocity, acceleration and projectile.
  • Fundamental laws of Mechanics.
  • Problem solving and mid-term exam
  • Work, energy and power.
  • Temperature and heat.
  • Introduction to thermodynamics.
  • Hydrostatics.
  • Problem solving.
  • Elasticity.
  • Problem solving
Teaching and learning methods: Lectures: This will be used to introduce the module and explain major concepts of the fundamentals to students. The theories (equations) and their applications will be illustrated in this section.

Interactive Lectures: This section of the teaching will allow active student - instructor interactions. The instructor and students ask more questions and solve more examples.

Classes/Tutorials: Tutorial sections will encourage you (students) to begin to gain confidence in solving difficult problems. The students are required to prepare any difficult problems they are unable to solve on their own for discussion.

Class-work/Homework: Class-work and Homework will be assigned regularly. Students' answers to class-work and homework should be clear, concise and correct. Students will receive feedback on the homework and class-work.
Intended learning outcomes: Students are expected to develop the necessary skills required to solve fundamental problems in physics. This will enable them prepare for further studies in respective field.
Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 25%
Quiz: 5%
Coursework: 10%
Recommended reading list:
  • Fundamentals of Physics by David Halliday, Robert Resnick and Jearl Walker, Vol. 1 (8th Ed.) Wiley (2007)
  • University Physics by Young Freedman, vol 1 (13th Ed.) Addison - Wesley
Code: GEN101
Lecturer: Rhema Friday Ekpah Oguche
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Year 1 | Semester 2
Code: PHY108
Lecturer: Abdullahi Babangida Babaji
Unit: 1
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:

General Physics 2 practical is the laboratory section that cover all the topics taught in General Physics 2 (PHY102).

Aims:

The aim of this module is to assist students with the practical of all the topics (Electricity, magnetism, vibration and waves)

Syllabus:

Electricity: Ohm’s law, heating effect of a current, internal resistance of a cell, meter/Wheatstone Bridge, potentiometer measurement of ece, plotting of magnetic field. Sound: resonance tube, sonometer.

Teaching and learning methods:

This module is a purely experimental. Each experiment will be accompanied with laboratory manual. Students will be taken through the lab sections by Technologists and the module instructors. The students will then submit their laboratory reports for assessment.

Intended learning outcomes:

At the end of the module, students will be equipped with report writing skill. They will also understand the practical of what have been discussed in PHY101 class.

Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:
  • Fundamentals of Physics by David Halliday, Robert Resnick and Jearl Walker, Vol. 1 8th Ed. Wiley (2007)
  • University Physics by Young Freedman, vol. 1 13th Ed. Addison-Wesley

Code: GEN108
Lecturer: Johnson Mercy
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: MTH102
Lecturer: Benjamin Oyediran Oyelami
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: PHY102
Lecturer: Muyideen Kolawole Salami,
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: Physics 1 ,
Overview:

The subject of electromagnetism is a combination of electrostatics phenomena, magnetism, and current electricity. These must have seemed at one time to be entirely different phenomena until in 1829 when Oersted discovered that an electric current is surrounded by a magnetic field. The basic phenomena and the connections between these three disciplines were ultimately described by Maxwell towards the end of the nineteenth century in four famous equations called the Maxwell's Equations. The course acquaints the student with concepts of electric and magnetic fields associated with particles and how these are affected in the presence of other particles.

Aims:

The aim of this module is to aid students in understanding the broad-based fundamental principles of electricity and magnetism by emphasizing on applications associated to industrial processes and everyday experiences.

Syllabus:

Electrostatics.

Conductors and Currents.

Magnetism.

Maxwell's Equations.

Electromagnetic Waves and Oscillations.

Teaching and learning methods:

  • Lectures: This will be used to introduce the module and explain major concept of the fundamentals to students.
  • Interactive Lectures: This section of the teaching will allow active student-instructor interactions.
  • Classes/Tutorials: Tutorial sections will build confidence in students and encourage participation in problem solving.
  • Class-work/Homework: Class-work and Homework will be assigned regularly. Students will received feedback on the homework and class-work for improvement.

Intended learning outcomes:

The theories and their applications illustrated in this module should expose students to the required foundational knowledge in Electromagnetism required for higher education in the department. 

Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 20%
Quiz: 5%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:

  1. Young, H. D., & Freedman, R. A. (2015). University Physics with Modern Physics and Mastering Physics. Academic Imports Sweden AB.
  2. Serway, R. A., Beichner, R. J., & Jewett, J. W. (2000). Physics for scientists and engineers with modern physics.
  3. Paul E. Tippens. (2007). Electricity and Magnetism Lecture Notes. Southern Polytechnic State University.
  4. Lisa Jardine-Wright. (2008). Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism. Cavendish Labrotory.

Code: GEN104
Lecturer: Abosede Omojuyigbe
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: Use of English 1 ,
Overview:

In this module, students will learn to write well structured essays, overcome speech anxiety, work effectively in groups , the art of public speaking and give well structured presentations

Aims:

The aim of the module is to teach students the rudiments of public speaking, team work  and  presentations.

Syllabus:

Reading comprehension, Literary appreciation, Writing skills, Presentation skills, Working in groups for a presentation, Preparing for assessed presentation.

Teaching and learning methods:
  • Lectures will be given through power point presentations to explain the topics contained in the syllabus.
  • Class discussions will also be used to enhance individual participation, self confidence and team work as the students will be required to give presentations fortnightly


Intended learning outcomes:

Students who have taken this module should be able to:

  • Read effectively
  • Write well structured essays
  • Work effectively in a group or team
  • Carry out researches independently
  • Give good presentations


Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:
  • Turner, Kathy et al., Essential Academic Skills,[ Oxford University Press,  Oxford ,2011]
  • Kathleen T. McWhorter,  Academic Reading,  [ HarperCollins College Publishers, 1994]
  • Seely, John, Oxford Guide to Effective Reading and Speaking, [ Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005]

Year 2 | Semester 1
Code: GEN201
Lecturer: Taofeek Adejare Owoseni
Unit: 15
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: GEN102
Lecturer: Aliyu Mamman
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: ACC101
Lecturer: Emeka Emmanuel Ene
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:

A course that would provide basis for neophytes in accountancy profession.

Aims:

To provide students with basic understanding of accounting and financial reporting, introduce them to the concepts in IFRS and how to write up basic financial accounting records and books.

Syllabus:

This course is offered in first semester. It covers the following topics:
1. The Nature and Scope of Accounting: Origin and meaning of accounting. The Functions of Accountants. Accounting Functions and Its Relationship with the Information System of Organizations. Accounting Procedure and Systems.
2. Introduction to Conceptual framework for Financial Accounting. Accounting concepts and conventions including Double Entry Book-keeping Systems & Accruals. From GAAP to IFRS an introduction to IFRS.
3. Accounting process: From books of original entry to trial balance.
4. Bank reconciliation statement.
5. Introduction to correction of errors.
6. Introduction to control accounts & self-balancing ledgers.

Teaching and learning methods:

• Lectures will be used to explain the topics in the syllabus.
• Practical workshop comprising regular class tests and models answers will be emphasised
• Class discussion will also be used to stimulate individual participation and develop communication skills

Intended learning outcomes:

On completion of this course the student should be able to:
• Present the origin of modern day accounting, and differentiate between financial accounting and book-keeping.
• Discuss meaning of financial accounting, its content and quality, and users of its information.
• Discuss basic accounting concepts and conventions.
• Distinguish between GAAP and IFRS and related terminologies.
• Write up books of original entry, principal books of accounts and extract a trial balance.
• Prepare bank reconciliation statement.
• Understand basic principles underlying control accounts and self-balancing ledgers.
• Understand basic correction of errors and suspense account


Assessment:
Exams: 70%
Test: 30%
Quiz: 1%
Coursework: 1%
Recommended reading list:

Ene, E. E. and Ejinwa U. J. (2014): Foundation in Accounting. 1st Edition. Abuja: Shollud Associates.
Frank W. and Alan S. (2012): Business Accounting 1. 12th Edition. London: Pearson Education Limited. (Note: an older edition can be used).
ICAN Study Pack: Foundation Stage
Igben R.O. (2014) Financial Accounting Made Simple (FAMS) Vol 1 4th Edition El-toda Ventures limited
Thomas, A. and Ward, A. M. (2015): Introduction to Financial Accounting, 8th edition, London: McGraw Hill Education. (Note: an older edition can be used).

Year 2 | Semester -
Code: GEN203
Lecturer: Saad Abdulmunin
Unit: 15
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Year 2 | Semester -
Year 2 | Semester 1
Year 2 | Semester 2
Year 3 | Semester -
Year 3 | Semester 1
Year 3 | Semester 2

Entry requirements

Home / UTME


SSCE (WAEC, NECO, etc);
JAMB;

Home / Direct Entry


A level / Diploma / IJMB / HND / First degree;
JAMB DE Form;
SSCE (WAEC, NECO, etc);

Home / Direct Transfer


SSCE (WAEC, NECO, etc);
Academic transcript;
Please note: Admission on transfer will only be issued after on campus interview;

Foundation


SSCE (WAEC, NECO, etc);

International (Nigerian)


O' level result;
JAMB;
Please note: You can get a conditional admission if you does not have JAMB, but you must provide it before you progress to 200 level;

International (Foreign)


O' level result;

Staff

S/N Staff Name Rank
1 BARNABAS OJO MORAKINYO Lecturer I
2 MUHAMMAD DOUGLAS UMBUGALA Senior Lecturer
3 JOHN OKWE ALAEZI Librarian/Lecturer II
4 BALA MUHAMMAD Professor
5 DALHA A. MUAZU Professor
6 MUHAMMED TUGA BAWA Lecturer I
7 MUBARAK IBRAHIM REME Librarian/Lecturer II
8 JUMMAI AGIDANI Librarian/Lecturer II