URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: TPL. B.O. OMOTOSHO (MNITP, RTP)

ACADEMIC STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT

1. Tpl. B.O. OMOTOSHO

2. TPL. F.M. ALABI

3. TPL. O.M. ZUBAIR

4. MR. R.A. GBADAMOSI

5. MR. A.A. AKANMU

6. Tpl. A. ADEBAYO

7. Tpl. P.A AKINLOTAN

8. MR. L.O. ADEKUNLE

9. MR. L.T ONIFADE

10. MR. E.O ADEYINKA

ACADEMIC SUPPORT STAFF

1. MR. M.A. LAWAL

2. MR. P.O. OJO

NON ACADEMIC STAFF

1. MRS. MOBOLAJI S.E.

2. MR. ADEJUMOBI C.T.

3. MRS. OLAYEMI G.T.

4. MR. ADEJUMOBI F.

5. MRS. AMAO B.O.

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

Urban and Regional Planning is the art and science of ordering land use development for the social, economic and political benefits of the population. It is concerned with formulation, design and implementation and monitoring of development policy through spatial planning at local, regional and national level. Planning is offered as a board based discipline that apart from its main core course, takes a lot of input from other fields, especially the social sciences.

Urban and Regional Planning formulates effort to produce Technicians and Technologists category of the Nation’s manpower requirements for solving the problems arising from uncontrolled urbanization, rural migration and changing land uses.

PROGRAMMES

Urban and Regional Planning is offering three basic programmes such as;

· National Diploma (ND)

· Higher National Diploma (HND) and

· Post Graduate Diploma (PGD)

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

(A) NATIONAL DIPLOMA

The programme is designed to produce Technicians in Urban and Regional Planning, who are capable of assisting Professional Town Planners in their duties. Specifically, the products of the programme should be able to:

(i) Understand the nature and purpose of physical planning at the National, Regional, State and Local Levels,

(ii) Understand the form and structure of urban and rural settlements,

(iii) Understand the nature and scale of urban and rural problems and general planning approaches to their solutions,

(iv) Appreciate the elementary social, economic and legal basis of Planning,

(v) Demonstrate adequate skill in the basic techniques of land use planning, and

(vi) Demonstrate a working ability in verbal, writing and design communication.

(B) HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA

The main objectives of the programme are to:

(i) Give the student a broad-based education that ensures acquisition of professional skill to analyze, evaluate and implement programme of the built environment;

(ii) Provide linkage between theory and practical through the application of research to solving practical problem;

(iii) Understand the role of physical planning in socio economic development

(iv) Produce competent graduate registerable with the professional bodies such as Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NIPR) and Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria

(v) Develop student spatial interest and capabilities in planning skills and research and

(vi) Produce well equipped intellectuals capable of pursuing postgraduate studies.

(C) POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA

The Postgraduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning is designed to meet the following specific objectives:

(i) To produce professionals who are equipped with up to date Science and Technology of the profession of Urban and Regional Planning and hence being in a position to understand and manage the complex mechanisms and practical applications of changes n Urban and Regional Landscape.

(ii) To sharpen the research focus of Town Planners and HND Holders, and those with low grades in Firs Degree, so as to qualify them for further studies

(iii) To assist holder Degrees and certificates not directly registered with NITP/TOPREC acquire the qualification recognised by the professional society.

(iv) To reduced the acute depth of man power experienced at different tiers of government and planning agencies

PROSPECT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

Urban and Regional Planning will produce high level physical planning technologists, who are capable of offering effective assistance to professional physical planners. Thus, graduate of this programme can be employed in public and private Agencies, financial institutions and international organization, as well as they can be self-employed.

CURRICULUM

(A) National Diploma:

The Curriculum of the ND programme consists of four main components which are:

i. General Studies/Education

ii. Foundation Courses

iii. Professional Courses

iv. Supervised Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES)

(i) Art and Humanities: English Language & Communication, Mathematics, Social Studies Citizenship (The Nigerian Constitution). These are compulsory. The General Education component shall account for not more than 15% of total contact hours for the programme.

(ii) Foundation courses include courses in Economics, Mathematics, Pure Sciences, Technical Drawing, Descriptive Geometry, Statistics, etc. The number of hours will vary with the programme and may account for about 10-15% of the total contact hours.

(iii) Professional Courses are courses which give the student the theory and practical skills he/she needs to practice his/her field of calling at the Technician/Technologist level. These may account for between 60-70% of the contact hours.

(iv) Supervised Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) shall be taken during the long vacation following the end of the second semester of the first year.

(B) Higher National Diploma:

The Curriculum of the HND programme consists of three main components which are:

i. General studies courses

ii. Foundation courses

iii. Professional courses

(i) The general studies component shall include courses in Art and Humanities such as English, Psychology, Entrepreneurship and citizenship Education. The general studies component shall account for not more than 15% of the total contact hours for the programme which shall be made compulsory.

(ii) The foundation course include courses such as Quantitative Techniques, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Social Psychology, Professional Career Development and Pure Sciences etc. the number of hours will vary with the programme and may account for 15% of the contact hours for the programme.

(iii) Professional courses are specialized core courses which give the students both theory and practical skills they need to practice in the field of specialization as Technologist. These may account for 60-70% of the contact hours for the programme.

(C) Post Graduate Diploma:

The Curriculum of PGD programme consists of three main components which are:

i. Pratical Works.

ii. Foundation Courses

iii. Professional Courses

(i) The practical class should include the practical design works and project.

(ii) The foundation courses include courses such as; Quantitative Techniques, Ethnics and Social Responsibility, Social Psychology, Professional Career Development and Pure Science etc. the numbers hours will vary with the programme and may account for 15% of the total contact hours of the programme.

(iii) Professional courses are specialized core courses which give the students both theory and practical skills. They need to practice in the field of specialization as Technologists. These may account for 60 – 70% of the contacts hours for the programme.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

(A) National Diploma: Candidates seeking admission into National Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning must possess five O’level passes which must include Mathematics and English Language; one subject from Geography or Economics; one science subject from Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science/Animal Husbandry; and any other one from Technical Drawing, Government/Civic Education, Fine Art and History at not more than two sittings.

(B) Higher National Diploma: A candidate for Higher National Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning must be holder of an accredited National Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning or any other equivalent qualification approved by NBTE; such a candidate must have obtained a curriculum grade point average (CGPA) of not less than 2.5 on a five points scale. In addition, the candidate must have at least one year post-ND cognate work experience.

In addition, candidates seeking admission into the Higher National Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning must possess five O’level passes which must include Mathematics and English Language; one subject from Geography or Economics; one science subject from Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science/Animal Husbandry; and any other from Technical Drawing, Government/Civic Education, Fine Art and History at not more than two sittings.

(C) Post Graduate Diploma:

(a) In addition to HND Lower Credit in Urban and Regional Planning, applicants must possess the West African School Certificate, G.C.E O’Level, NECO, SSCE or other equivalents with credit passes in at least five subjects at not more than two sittings. The subjects must include English Language, Mathematics, Geography and one science subject from Biology/Agric Science, Chemistry, Physics and one from Economics, Government, History and others.

(b) For six semesters Postgraduate Diploma Programme, applicant must be;

(i) Holder of HND with minimum of PASS in Urban and Regional Planning with

5years post NYSC working experience in a planning or related fields may be considered.

(ii) Holder of HND in Environmental Courses/Allied disciplines: Estate Management and Evaluation, Architectural Technology, Quantity Surveying, Land Surveying, Building Technology and Civil Engineering with minimum of Lower Credit.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

(A) National Diploma:

The National Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning is a two year programme of four semesters, each of 15 weeks duration. A minimum of 2 – 4 months of supervised Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) is required at the end of the second semester of ND1.

(B) Higher National Diploma

The curriculum is structured into two years consist of four semesters with practical activities in the institution. Each semester shall be for the duration of 17 weeks distributed as follow: 15 contact weeks of teaching i.e. recitation, practical exercise, quizzes and field survey etc and 2 weeks to be devoted for examinations and registrations.

(C) Post Graduate Diploma:

(1) For HND holder in Urban and Regional Planning, the curriculum is structured into two years consist of four semesters with practical activities in the institution. Each semester shall be for the duration of 17 weeks distributed as follow: 15 contact weeks of teaching i.e. recitation, practical exercise, quizzes and field survey etc and 2 weeks to be devoted for examinations and registrations.

(2) For HND holder in allied discipline such as Estate Management and Evaluation, Architectural Technology, Quantity Surveying, Land Surveying, Building Technology and Civil Engineering, the curriculum is structured into three years consist of six semesters. Each semester shall be for the duration of 17 weeks distributed as follow: 15 contact weeks of teaching i.e. recitation, practical exercise, quizzes and field survey etc and 2 weeks to be devoted for examinations and registrations.

CERTIFICATION

Any of the programme in Urban and Regional Planning shall be awarded to only students, who have certified the minimum requirements for the award of the certificate as laid down by the NBTE and the school’s Board of Studies

Strength of the department

The department of Urban and Regional Planning of The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki is gifted with skilled and professional Lecturers, dedicated Technologists, conducive lecture rooms, adequate field facilities, committed non-teaching staff and well equipped departmental library and GIS Studio.