The main purpose of the Department of architecture, product design and industrial design (DAPDID) is to explore and develop theories and empirical processes based on the African cultural artifacts and architectural heritage besides the influence of today’s architecture on our communities and society in general. DAPDID at Godfrey Okoye University (Go University) will focus primarily on exploring, gaining knowledge and understanding the importance and the influence of architecture, product design and industrial design on several societal issues.
The aims of the DAPDID are summed as follows:
The basic assumption underlining this aim is that establishing DAPDID at GO University can contribute in improving productive and manufacturing sector, which is essential to cultural, social, and economic transformation of Nigeria, sub-Saharan African and the world at large.
The objectives of the DAPDID are summed as follows:
To provide an important reference educational institution on Architecture, product design, and industrial design (DAPDID) at GO University to address and contribute positively in solving several political, social, cultural and economic issues limiting transformation strategies developed to improve the society;
To serve as a key reference education institution in DAPDID in connection with various developmental and manufacturing programmes and on-going projects initiatives within sub-sahara Africa and the world at large;
To promote an effective and efficient educational institution with primary focus on African architectural heritage as well as product design and industrial design;
General philosophy in Architecture Education
The philosophy of the architecture programme draws from both the national philosophy for architectural Education and the Go University philosophy. The training in architecture infuses a three-pronged cultural, religious and epistemic dialogue in the art and science of planning, design erection, commissioning, maintenance , management and co-ordination of allied professional inputs in the development of the environment. Current social, political, economical, psychological and technological environment drives the content of all the courses of the architecture programme.
Aims and objectives of the Architecture programmes
The GO University Architecture programme is aimed at:
a) Infusing in student an understanding of the context of the design and construction in physical, cultural, social, economic and technological terms.
b) Equipping the student with adequate knowledge, creativity, specialized skills and leadership capabilities that will enable the student to co-ordinate and control the design and construction processes and inputs there to by allied and executors.
c) Providing the student with the knowledge and skill base from which he/she can proceed to further studies in architecture or related areas.
d) Provide the student with entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to enable him/her to be self-reliant.
e) A high-quality of professional education aimed at producing Architects capable of understanding and solving complex technical and environmental problems as well as applying the knowledge to tackle and co-ordinate other relation professional inputs in the development of the environment.
5 ‘O’ level credit pass to in English, mathematics, physics, chemistry and other subject preferably technical drawing, geography, fine arts e.t.c.
Candidates for admission must have a suitable score in JAMB exams which must include Mathematics, Use of English, Physics and any other subject.
Course Code Course Title Units
First Year, First Semester
ARC 101 Introduction To Architecture I 3
ARC 121 Architectural Graphics And Lettering I 2
ARC 123 Free Hand Sketching I 2
ARC 141 Nature Of Environmental Science I 2
MAT 101 General Mathematics I 3
PHY 101 General Physics I 3
PHY 103 General Physics Practical I 3
GST 101 The Use Of English I 2
GST 103 Logic & Philosophy I 1
GST 105 Introduction To Computer Science 1
GST 121 The Use To Library 1
ARC 102 Introduction To Architecture II 3
ARC 122 Architecture Graphics And Lettering II 2
ARC 124 Free Hand Sketching II 2
ARC 124 Basic Elements Of Planning 2
MAT 102 General Mathematics II 3
PHY 102 General Physics II 3
PHY 104 General Physics Practical II 1
GST 102 The Use Of English II 2
GST 104 Nigerian Peoples And Culture 2
GST 106 Introduction To Computer Applications 2
GST 108 Logic & Philosophy II 1
Second Year, First Semester
ARC 211 History And Theory Of Architecture I 2
ARC 225 Architectural Design I 4
ARC 231 Building Components And Methods I 2
ARC 233 Building Structures I 2
ARC 251 Descriptive Geometry 2
ARC 261 Land Survey I 2
GST 201 Peace Studies & Conflicts Resolution 2
GST 203 Introduction To Entrepreneurship Studies 2
GST 205 Communication In French 2
GST 211 The Use Of English III 1
ARC 212 History & Theory Of Architecture II 2
ARC 226 Architectural Design II 4
ARC 232 Building Components And Method II 2
ARC 262 Land Surveying II
GST 212 The Use Of English IV 1
GST 202 Moral Reasoning & Ethics 2
GST 204 History & Philosophy Of Science 2
GST 206 Advanced Entrepreneurship Studies 2
Third Year, First Semester
ARC 313 History & Theory Of Architecture III 2
ARC 323 Computer Aided Design (CAD) 2
ARC 327 Architectural Design III
ARC 329 Urban Design I 2
ARC 337 Building Structures II 2
ARC 335 Building Components And Methods II 2
ARC 339 Building Services I 2
ARC 343 Environmental Science I 2
GST 311 The Use Of English V 1
Elective (Take One)
SOC 321 Sociology Of Housing 2
PSY 333 Psychology Of Perception 2
ARC 314 History & Theory Of Architecture IV 2
ARC 324 Landscape Design 2
ARC 326 Interior Design 2
ARC 328 Architectural Design IV 4
ARC 332 Building Services II 2
ARC 336 Building Components And Method IV ARC 338 Building Structures IV 2
ARC 386 Research Methodology I 2
GST 312 The Use Of English VI 1
Take One Elective
ARC 322 Working Drawing 2
ARC 346 Environment Planning 2
ECO 371 Development Economics 2
Fourth Year, First Semester
ARC 427 Architectural Design V 4
ARC 429 Urban Design II 2
ARC 433 Building Components And Method V 2
ARC 437 Building Structures V 2
ARC 473 Quantities And Estimating 2
ARC 487 Research Methodology 2
Take Two Electives
ARC 441 Water Supply And Drainage 2
ARC 435 Building Climatology 2
ARC 443 Building Environment Science(Acoustics) 2
ARC 475 Contract Law 2
ARC 428 Architectural Design VI 4
ARC 434 Building Components And Method VI 2
ARC 436 Public and Institutional buildings 3
ARC 438 Building structures VI 2
ARC 474 building economics 3
ARC 476 Building contract and arbitration 2
ARC 488 Research project 3
Take One Electives
ARC 442 Public Health Engineering 2
ARC 444 Pollution Control 2
ARC 446 Natural And Artificial Lighting 2
ARC 478 Workshop Technology 2
- Building surveyor.
- Commercial/residential surveyor.
- Construction manager.
- Higher education lecturer.
- Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer.
- Landscape architect.
- Planning and development surveyor.
- Production designer, theatre/television/film.