Civil Engineering Department; Madonna University

Civil Engineering Department

Brief History of the Department

The department of Civil Engineering Madonna University was founded in 2007 at Elele Campus. This is to respond to the manpower needs of the current Technology Revolution. The Department of Civil Engineering was transferred to Akpugo Campus on the 27th April, 201l. The department offers an undergraduate programme leading to the Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng) in Civil Engineering. It is a five year programme for students admitted through JAMB entrance examination and a four/three year programme for candidates admitted by direct entry. The department is fully accredited by the National University Commission in 2016.


The philosophy of the Civil Engineering Department of Madonna University at Akpugo Campus is to produce graduates of high academic standard with adequate theoretical and practical background to be of immediate value to the industrial sector and the nation in general. The first two years of the programme are devoted to study of Mathematics, Basic Sciences /Ancillary courses and General University courses while the remaining three years are devoted mostly to core courses. 

The Objectives of the Programme

The objectives of the programme are geared towards realization of national needs and aspirations one of which is being one of the first twenty developed countries in the year Twenty-Twenty (20-20). 

Graduates from the Department are expected among other things 

(i) To design engineering projects and supervise their constructions, primarily in the areas of their specialization.

(ii) To possess good engineering judgment in assessing, analyzing and solving unexpected problems arising in execution of projects both generally but more in areas of specialization.

(iii) To adapt and adopt innovative indigenous technology in dealing with sudden unforeseen maintenance problems in complex engineering projects.

(iv) To possess sufficient knowledge of application of engineering economy and environmental impact assessment in the selection of projects and management of public funds.

Scope of the Programme

The scope of the programme is to provide adequate theoretical and practical exposures to students so that at graduation, they can handle Civil Engineering activities which involve planning, designing, construction and maintenance of projects such as Structural buildings, Roads and Highways, Airports, Waterways, Railways, Bridges, Tunnels, Docks, Offshore structures, Dams, Water supply, Drainage and Irrigation schemes and other works including their environmental impact assessments. Attention is focused on practical application of engineering acquisition of skills needed to make our graduates functional engineers in the society especially in the new global technological revolution

Admission requirements

(I) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) 

Candidates for the five year programme in Civil Engineering normally seek admission through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organized by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Such candidates should possess five credits passes obtained in not more than two sittings at the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examination or their equivalent. The five credits must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and an acceptable pass in JAMB is required. It is also desirable for candidates to have Further Mathematics and Technical Drawing at credit level. Such candidate shall have added advantage. 


Candidates for the four year programme should in addition to o’ level requirement for the five year programme be in possession of some acceptable advanced qualification such as the Higher school Certificate (HSC) or the GCE advance level in appropriate subjects – Mathematics, Physics And Chemistry . Holders of suitable Engineering and Technology diploma at the National (ND) or Higher National level (HND) may be considered on merit into 200 and 300 levels respectively with a minimum of upper credit level. 


(a) Any student of this University/Faculty can seek transfer into another University /Faculty, department or programme after at least one academic year in the University/Faculty provided the student satisfies the admission requirements of the new University/Faculty/department.

(b) No transfer shall, however, be allowed into the first or final year of any programme.

(c) For all transfers, a candidate shall;

– Have obtained a CGPA of not less than 1.0.

– All students for transfer are expected to apply to the Registrar on the prescribed form enclosing photocopies of qualifying certificate(s), and certified statements of results for all semesters spent so far;

– Meet the admission requirements applicable to the year of study of the programme into which he or she seeks transfer.

– Satisfy the faculty/departmental transfer requirements.

– Earn waivers for only those relevant courses passed in his former department

– Collect from the admission office a transfer letter stating the new programme, the approved year of study, and courses from which waivers had been granted.

– All completed transfer forms shall be processed by the faculty and departmental boards involved in the transfer, to determine appropriate programme of study, waivers and years of study.

– All cases of transfer shall be presented to the senate for consideration and approval.

– All transfer shall be completed before the registration week of each academic session.

– On registration, the candidate shall be issued a new registration number by the Registrar.


Civil Engineering graduates have several employment opportunities in Government establishments and private firms either as consultants or construction Engineers at the field. These establishments and firms include oil companies, Research Institutes, Federal Ministries of Environment, Water Resources etc; Construction Companies such as All Sites Engineering, All limited Construction Companies, and Ministry of works both States and Federal and River Basin Development Authorities etc.


The current academic programme of the department of Civil Engineering covers stress areas such as Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering, Highway and Transportation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, and Construction Management Engineering. 

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-Akpugo Campus
Akpugo, Enugu State Nigeria

08137180957, 08078130033

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