Baze University

Urban and Regional Planning

Aims and Objectives:

The Aims and Objectives of the programme are:
i. to produce competent professional Town Planners who will meet the critical manpower needs of the country in the management of both urban and rural space;
ii. to produce Town Planners with multi-disciplinary skills and competence in both design and in socio-economic analysis through the blend of theory, design skills, analysis and practice. In this regard, professionals in other related fields, for example, Architecture, Building, Law, etc., will contribute to teaching in the programme;
iii. to produce town planners who can operate effectively in the environmental management using Urban and Regional Planning methods and principles;
iv. to develop the key concepts and principles of Urban and Regional Planning and teach students basic theories, methods and management of land use activities and the environment; and
v. to train students to acquire skills in research methods so that they can become capable researchers who can execute problem-solving research, applied, or pursue pure academic research.

Environmental Relevance of the Programme
The Programme develops in students’ entrepreneurial skills of value in self-employment and inculcates in Students the use of Information Technology in the effective Management of Environment and Land Use. 

Destinations of Graduands
Graduates of Urban and Regional Planning are employable in all Institutions that are involved in the Management of the Environment. These include: Federal Ministry of Environment, Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Defence, Capital Development Authority, as well as every State and Local Government Planning Authority, etc.
Related Programmes within the Faculty
Every Course in the Faculty such as Architecture, Building, Estate Management, Quantity Survey, and Land Survey requires sound knowledge of Master Plans or Lay-out Plans; which are prepared by Registered Town Planners; for their practice in the management of the environment. Therefore, the Departments are all related to, and are serviced by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.


Saliman DAUDA (PhD, mnia, RTP)
ACTING 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: 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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Test: 15%
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Code: SOC101
Lecturer: Titilayo Cordelia Orisaremi
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: GEN101
Lecturer: Rhema Friday Ekpah Oguche
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Year 1 | Semester 2
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: 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
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Code: GEN102
Lecturer: Aliyu Mamman
Unit: 0
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Code: STA204
Lecturer: Muhammed Muhammed Mujitaba
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Year 2 | Semester -
Code: GEN203
Lecturer: Saad Abdulmunin
Unit: 15
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Code: GEN202
Lecturer: Taofeek Adejare Owoseni
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: Entrepreneurship Studies I ,
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Entrepreneurship II expands on the foundation to this subject which was laid during the module Entrepreneurship I. We examine in detail the entrepreneurial process and Steps in the process of assessing the viability of a new venture which will be illustrated and students will be expected to conduct such a study.

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The aim of this module is the creation of New Ventures, that is, the ways and means they come into being and the key factors associated with either their success or failure.

Syllabus:

Decision to become an entrepreneur, Developing successful business ideas, Moving from an Idea to an Entrepreneurial firm, Managing and growing an Entrepreneurial firm.

Teaching and learning methods:

The module employs lectures, videos, case discussions and analyses, student field work & presentations and general discussions to engage the student in the material.  Student involvement in class activities play a significant role in the learning process. 

Intended learning outcomes:

At the end of the module student should be able to:

  • Understand the nature of the entrepreneurial process and ways to manage the process
  • Understand the difference between an opportunity and an idea, how to recognize it and how to evaluate it.
  • Describe the purpose of a feasibility analysis and develop a business model
  • Appreciate ethical issues that are intertwined with entrepreneurial activities and develop a framework for managing ethical dilemmas. 
  • Evaluate the nature of creative new business concepts that can be turned into sustainable business ventures.
Assessment:
Exams: 70%
Test: 15%
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Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:

Bruce R. Barringer and Duane Ireland. Entrepreneurship- Successfully Launching New Ventures, 5th Ed., Pearson

Year 2 | Semester 1
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Year 2 | Semester 1
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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 MICHAEL AJENI OBUTE Assistant Lecturer
2 DAUDA SALIMAN Librarian/Lecturer II
3 YAHAYA ANAKO YUSUF Librarian/Lecturer II