Architecture 1

4 Years

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


Second Semester

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


Second Semester

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


Second Semester

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

Second Semester

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.

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