Academic Programmes

PROFESSIONAL MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMME IN URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (MURP).

 

1.         Regulations for the Professional Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.U.R.P) Degree.

 

a.         A course leading to the professional degree of Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) shall be organised as a programme for 4 semesters.

 

b.         Admission to the Urban and Regional Planning degree programme is open to graduates of this University, or of other approved Universities; who have been admitted to the appropriate degree of Bachelor in Science, Social Sciences, Engineering and Environmental Studies.  Full Professional Diplomas with a minimum of upper credit level pass in Town Planning will also be considered.

 

c.         The course programme shall comprise lectures, seminars, laboratory/studio demonstrations, field projects and 2-months period of internship in a planning organization and the production of a professional project.

 

d.         The degree shall be awarded on the basis of examinations on course work, practical work, sub-group and individual field projects; and a successful completion of a professional project to be defended before a panel of examiners duly constituted by the Head of Department of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning on behalf of the University of Ibadan.

 

e.         There shall be three types of courses: the CORE Courses which are compulsory and must be passed by all students irrespective of their areas of specialization; the REQUIRED Courses which are to be taken by all students and ELECTIVES from which students shall select their areas of specialization and other courses relevant to their choice

 

f.          Candidates may be allowed to select additional courses from other Departments on the recommendation of the Head of Department.  Candidates may also be required to take non-scoring cognate courses offered in the Faculty of the Social Sciences or any other Faculty, on the recommendation of the Head of Department.

 

g.         A student shall undergo a period of internship whereby he/she shall be attached to a planning organization (private or public) for 2-months where he/she works under the supervision of practising planners.  The Internship shall be assessed through the report of the organization and members of staff who may be assigned to visit the student on the job

 

h.         A course shall be examined during the academic year in which they are taken candidates will be credited with the number of course units assigned to the course for which they have passed the examination.

 

 

i.          A student shall not be permitted to qualify for a degree until he/she has completed a minimum of 4 semesters including the period of internship.

 

j.          A student who fails to complete the minimum requirement for the degree in line with the regulations of the Postgraduate School will be expected to withdraw from the programme.

 

 

k.         To be considered for the award of the MURP degree, a student must have been credited with a minimum of 45 units in a combination of courses approved by the Faculty of the Social Sciences and a project approved by Senate on the recommendation of the Board of the Postgraduate School.

 

 

2.         Course Programme for Professional MURP Degree.

 

Course designed for this programme are organized into 700 level courses.  The programme has the following components

 

  1. Planning Theory and Traditions.
  2. Planning Methodology.
  3. Design and Planning Practice.
  4. Internship
  5. Independent Research project.
  6. Electives.

 

The electives are meant to provide flexibility to the programme so that students can specialize in different areas of the profession of Urban and Regional Planning.  The Department prepares for 5 areas of specialization:

 

  1. Design
  2. Regional Planning
  3. Housing.
  4. Environmental and Resource Management.
  5. Transportation

 

Details of the courses offered by the Department are presented below:

 

I.          CORE COURSES (COMPULSORY)

 

A.        PLANNING THEORY AND TRADITIONS

            URP 701: Philosophy and Theory of Urban and Regional Planning  (3 units)

URP 702: History of Urban and Regional Planning                          (3 units)

 

B.        PLANNING METHODOLOGY

URP 703: Urban and Regional Planning Methods.                            (3 units)

URP 704: Statistical Methods in Urban and Regional Planning        (3 units)

URP 705: Land Use Planning                                                            (3 units)

 

C.        DESIGN AND PLANNING PRACTICE

URP 711: Principles of Design and Site Planning                              (3 units)

URP 753: Advanced Design Studio.                                                 (3 units)

URP 750: Planning Law and Administration.                                    (3 units)

URP 752: Planning Ethics.                                                                (3 units)

 

II.        REQUIRED   COURSES

URP 720 Computer Applications in Urban and Regional Planning Research (3 units)

URP 732: Environmental Engineering                                                            (3 units)

URP 713: Land Surveying.                                                                             (3 units)

 

III.       INTERNSHIP

URP 740: Internship-A two month period spent under practising planners in planning organizations.                                                                                                              (3 units)

 

IV.       INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

            URP 745: Seminar.                                                                                         (2 units)

            URP 791: Project.                                                                                           (6 units)

 

V.        ELECTIVES

 

  1. DESIGN

URP 712: Intermediate Design Studio.                                                    (3 units)

URP 721 Spatial Decision-Making Information Support System            (3 units)

URP 722 Computer Aided Design in Urban and Regional Planning      (3 units)

URP 754: Design Aspects of Urban Development.                                 (3 units)

URP 755: Case Studies on Urban Design Projects.                                 (3 units)

URP 756: Landscape Planning and Design.                                             (3 units)

 

 

  1. REGIONAL PLANNING

URP 707  Regional Development Planning.                                            (3 units)

URP 760: Industrial Location Planning and Implementation.                 (3 units)

URP 762: Rural Settlements and Facilities Planning.                              (3 units)

URP 763: Locational Analysis.                                                                (3 units)

 

  1. HOUSING

URP 731: Housing                                                                                    (3 units)

URP 771: Housing Development Process.                                               (3 units)

URP 772: Housing Issues and Discourse.                                                (3 units)

 

  1. ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

URP 781: Environmental Planning and Management.                             (3 units)

URP 782: Water Resources Inventory and Development                        (3 units)

URP 783: Soils and Soil Capability Studies.                                            (3 units)

URP 784: Land Resources Evaluation.                                                    (3 units)

URP 785: Energy Resources Planning and Management.                        (3 units)

URP 786: Environmental Geomorphology.                                              (3 units)

 

 

  1. TRANSPORTATION

URP 733: Transportation Planning                                                           (3 units)

URP 741: Transportation Engineering and Design                                  (3 units)

URP 742: Public Transportation Planning and Administration                (3 units)

URP 743: Transportation Network Design.                                             (3 units)

URP 744: Project Design and Evaluation in Transportation.                   (3 units)

 

F. URBAN MANAGEMENT.

URP 706 Communication Skills in Urban and Regional Planning           (3 units)

URP 710 Introduction to Business Management Techniques in Urban

 and Regional Planning                                                              (3 units)

URP 759 Project Planning and Management                                           (3 units)

 

 

 

(B).      ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL M. Sc. DEGREE PROGRAMME IN URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

 

1.         Regulations for Professional and Academic M.Sc. in Urban and Regional Planning

 

a.         A course leading to the professional and academic degree of M.Sc. in Urban   and Regional Planning shall be organized as a programme for 4 semesters.

 

b.         Admission to the Urban and Regional Planning Degree Programme is open to graduates of this University or of other approved Universities; who have been admitted to the appropriate degree of Bachelor with not less than Second Class Lower in Science, Social Sciences, Engineering and Environmental Studies.

 

c.         The course programme shall comprise lectures, seminars, laboratory/studio demonstrations, field projects and 2-months period of internship in a planning organization and the production of a professional project.

 

d          The degree shall be awarded on the basis of examinations on course work, practical work, sub-group and individual field projects; and a successful completion of a professional and academic project to be defended before a panel of examiners duly constituted by the Head of Department of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning on behalf of the University of Ibadan.

 

e.         There shall be three types of courses: the CORE Courses which are compulsory and must be passed by all students irrespective of their areas of specialization; the REQUIRED Courses which are to be taken by all students and ELECTIVES from which students shall select their areas of specialization and other courses relevant to their choice. 

 

f.          Candidates may be allowed to select additional courses from other Departments on the recommendation of the Head of Department.  Candidates may also be required to take non-scoring cognate courses offered in the Faculty of the Social Sciences or any other Faculty, on the recommendation of the Head of Department.

 

 

g.         A student shall undergo a period of internship whereby he/she shall be attached to a planning organization (private or public) for 2-months where he/she works under the supervision of practicing planners.  The internship shall be assessed through the report of the organization and members of staff who may be assigned to visit the student on the job.

 

h.         A course shall be examined during the academic year in which they are taken.  Candidates will be credited with the number of course units assigned to the course for which they have passed the examination.

 

i.          A student shall not be permitted to qualify for a degree until he/she has completed a minimum of two academic years of the degree including the period of internship.

 

j.          A student who fails to complete the minimum requirement for the degree in line with the regulations of the Postgraduate School will be expected to withdraw from the programme.

 

k.         To be considered for the award of the professional and academic degree of M.Sc. in Urban and Regional Planning degree, a student must have been credited with a minimum of 45 units in a combination of courses approved by the Faculty of the Social Sciences and a project approved by Senate on the recommendation of the Board of the Postgraduate School.

 

2.         Course Programme for Professional and Academic M.Sc. Urban and Regional Planning

 

Courses designed for this programme are organized into 700 level courses.  The programme has the following components:

 

A.        Planning Theory and Traditions.

B.        Planning Methodology.

C.        Design and Planning Practice.

D.        Internship.

E.         Independent Research Project.

F.         Required Courses.

G.        Electives.

 

The Required Courses are to enable students have the basic knowledge of skills such as the use of the computer and of the essentials of public-planning and finance interface.

 

The Electives are meant to provide flexibility to the programme so that students can specialize in different areas of the profession of Urban and Regional Planning.  The Department prepares for 5 areas of specialization:

 

 

 

 

1.         Design.

2.         Regional Planning.

3.         Housing.

4.         Environmental and Resource Management.

5.         Transportation.

 

Details of the courses offered by the Department are presented below:

 

I           CORE COURSES (COMPULSORY)

            A.        PLANNING THEORY AND TRADITIONS

                        URP 702:  History of Urban and Regional Planning.                         (3 units)

                        URP 708:  Theoretical and Philosophical Issues in

      Urban and Regional Planning.                                          (3 units)

 

  1. PLANNING METHODOLOGY

URP 704:  Statistical Methods in Urban and Regional Planning.       (3 units)

URP 705:  Land Use Planning.                                                           (3 units)

URP 709:  Conceptual and Theoretical Methods for

      Urban and Regional Planning Analysis.                          (3 units)

 

 

            C.        DESIGN AND PLANNING PRACTICE

                        URP 711:  Principles of Design and Site Planning.                            (3 units)

                        URP 753:  Advanced Design Studio.                                                (3 units)

                        URP 750:  Planning Law and Administration.                                   (3 units)

                        URP 752:  Planning Ethics.                                                                (3 units)

 

II         REQUIRED COURSE

            URP 720:  Computer Applications in Urban and Regional

     Planning Research                                                             (3 units)

URP 732: Environmental Engineering                                                           (3 units)

URP 713: Land Surveying.                                                                            (3 units)

 

 

III        INTERNSHIP

URP 740: Internship: A two-month period spent under

     practicing planners in planning organization.                                 (3 units)

 

IV        INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

            URP 745:  Seminar.                                                                                        (2 units)

            URP 791:  Project.                                                                                          (6 units)

 

V         ELECTIVES

  1. DESIGN

                        URP 712:  Intermediate Design Studio.                                             (3 units)

URP 721 Spatial Decision-Making Information

     Support System.                                                     (3 units)

URP 722   Computer Aided Design in Urban and Regional

     Planning                                                                             (3 units)

URP 754:  Design Aspects of Urban Development.                          (3 units)

URP 755:  Case Studies in Urban Design Projects.                           (3 units)

URP 756:  Landscape Planning and Design.                                      (3 units)

 

  1. REGIONAL PLANNING

URP 707:  Regional Development Planning.                         (3 units)

URP 760:  Industrial Location Planning and Implementation.          (3 units)

URP 762:  Rural Settlements and Facilities Planning.                      (3 units)

URP 763:  Locational Analysis.                                                         (3 units)

 

  1. HOUSING

URP 731: Housing.                                                                             (3 units)

URP 771: Housing Development Process.                                         (3 units)

URP 772: Housing Issues and Discourse.                                          (3 units)

 

  1. ENVIRONMENTAL & RESOURCE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT

URP 781:  Environmental Planning and Management.                      (3 units)

URP 782:  Water Resources Inventory and Development.                (3 units)

URP 783:  Soils and Soil Capability Studies.                                     (3 units)

URP 784:  Land Resources Evaluation.                                             (3 units)

URP 785:  Energy Resources Planning and Management.                 (3 units)

URP 786:  Environmental Geomorphology.                                       (3 units)

 

 

  1. TRANSPORTATION

URP 733:  Transportation Planning.                                                   (3 units)

URP 741:  Transportation Engineering and Design.                          (3 units)

URP 742:  Public Transportation Planning and Administration.        (3 units)

URP 743:  Transportation Network Design.                                      (3 units)

URP 744:  Project Design and Evaluation in Transportation.            (3 units)

 

 

F.         URBAN MANAGEMENT.

            URP 706 Communication Skills in Urban and Regional Planning     (3 units)

URP 710 Introduction to Business Management Techniques

    in Urban and Regional Planning                                         (3 units)

                        URP 758: Urban Management and Planning.                                    (3 units)

URP 759 Project Planning and Management                                     (3 units)

 

(C). THE M.Phil, M.Phil/PhD AND PhD DEGREE PROGRAMMES IN URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

 

                                   

1.         Regulations for the M.Phil and M.Phil/Ph.D Degree in Urban & Regional Planning

            Admission to the M.Phil. and M.Phil/Ph.D Degree Programmes shall be open to:

(a)        Admission into the programmes shall be as stipulated in the Regulations Governing Higher Degrees of the Postgraduate School and available for candidates with MURP/M.Sc Degree in Urban and Regional Planning and other relevant degrees in Science, Social Sciences, Engineering and Environmental Studies of the University of Ibadan, or of other Universities recognized by Senate of the University of Ibadan.  Each case will be considered on its own merit.

(b)        Part-time registration will normally be considered.

(c)        The programme will not normally involve course work except where the Department specifically recommends that such course(s) be taken for remedial purposes.  Such courses so recommended must be passed by the candidates.

(d)       A student shall not be determined to qualify for an M.Phil degree until he has completed a minimum of two semesters after the M.Sc. degree programme.

(e)        To be considered for the award of the M.Phil degree, a student must have been credited with a satisfactory dissertation to be approved by Senate on the recommendation of the Board of Postgraduate School.

 

2.         Regulations for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Urban & Regional Planning

            (a)        Admission to the Ph.D. degree shall be open to:

  1. Candidates who have attained an average of 60% and above in the course examinations of the MURP/M.Sc. Degree Programme in Urban and Regional Planning of the University of Ibadan and other appropriate degrees in Science, Social Sciences, Engineering and Environmental Studies of the University of Ibadan may be provisionally admitted to the M.Phil/Ph.D. Programme.  Such candidates shall be assessed on a written examination not later than the end of the first semester of registration.  The pass mark in this case shall be 60% to proceed to the Ph.D. Programme.  Any candidate who scored less than 60% shall be allowed to proceed for the M.Phil. Degree.

           

  1. Candidates for the M.Phil. Degree in Urban and Regional Planning of the University of Ibadan who have satisfied all course requirements for the M.Phil. Degree and have been permitted by Senate of the University of Ibadan to up-grade their registration on the basis of satisfactory progress in research.

 

  1. Candidates with MURP/M.Sc. Degree in Urban and Regional Planning and other degrees in Science, Social Sciences, Engineering and Environmental Studies from other Universities awarding degrees recognized by Senate of the University of Ibadan with at least 55% average course-work score may provisionally be admitted to the M.Phil./ Ph.D. Programme.  Such candidates may be required to take any relevant courses(s) that may be prescribed by the Department.

 

(b)        Part time candidates will normally be considered.

(c)        An M.Phil./Ph.D. candidate will be required to take a minimum of three  courses (that is 9 units) at the 800-level.  The courses are basically reading courses to be examined by seminars and term papers.  Such a candidate shall be required to present a research proposal for examination. Conversion to the Ph.D. Degree Programme shall be subject to satisfactory performance in the courses and research proposal.

 

(d)       A Ph.D. student must present a Research Proposal to be defended before a panel to be constituted by the Head of Department in consultation with the candidate’s supervisor.

 

(e)        Other detailed requirements are as provided by the Postgraduate School of the University of Ibadan.

 

3.                     Areas of Specialization

The Department prepares for 8 areas of specialization

  1. Design.
  2. Regional Planning.
  3. Housing.
  4. Environmental Planning and Resource Management.
  5. Transportation.
  6. Health Planning.
  7. Urban and Regional Planning Information System.
  8. Urban Management.

 

4.         Description of Courses for Ph.D. Degree

URP 801:  Advanced Quantitative Techniques in Urban

       and Regional Planning                                                                 (3 Units – C).

 

URP 802:  Advanced Philosophical and Theoretical

       Reasoning in Urban and Regional  Planning                               (3 Units – E).

 

URP 803:  Contemporary issues in Planning in the

       Developing Countries                                                                 (3 Units -E).

 

URP 804: Computer Application to Advanced Analytical

     Techniques in Urban and Regional Planning Research:                (3 Units- R)

 

 

 

(C)        PROFESSIONAL M. Sc. HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT DEGREE PROGRAMME.

 

 

            Housing problems in many countries, especially the developing countries, have assumed such a dimension that many governments and international bodies are compelled to make pragmatic efforts to rise to the challenges.  There is no gainsaying the fact that housing is basic to man and must, therefore, be thoroughly understood, planned, developed and managed.  The increasing level of homelessness and high cost of procuring a liveable accommodation are problems taking seemingly intractable dimensions.  While there are diverse approaches to solving these problems within different socio-economic and cultural contexts, the bottom line is to make human beings enjoy a liveable environment.

Efforts by successive governments in many developing countries appear to yield no significant result due to a multiplicity of reasons ranging from a lack of properly trained staff, inadequate and poorly managed public resources, conflicting theoretical propositions and inconsistent and disjointed housing policies and programmes.

It is evident that housing issues are interdisciplinary and seem to be a common knowledge.  Everybody purports to know much about housing but really little about the depth and dimension of housing issues.  The M. Sc Housing Development and Management programme is an attempt by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning to provide an avenue to develop a crop of practitioners/professionals who are theoretically and practically sound to rise to the challenges that housing issues present.  This is achieved through lectures, seminars, fieldwork, laboratory/studio demonstrations and case studies.

Housing/Property Development Corporations, New Town Authorities, Building Societies, Mortgage Financial Institutions, estate agents, planners, architects, government ministries and agencies and all those that work to improve human habitat would benefit immensely from this programme that is full of challenges.

2.         Admission Requirements

Admission to the M.Sc. Housing Development and Management is competitive and open to graduates of this University or of other University recognized by Senate, in Social Sciences, Administration, Environmental Design and Management, Technology, Law, Sciences and Environmental Health. Limited number of candidates with long standing experience in housing oriented establishments, but with recognized equivalent professional membership may be considered for admission.  Holders of HND with minimum of 5 years post – qualification experience may also be considered for admission. Note that the admission requirement for M.Sc. Housing Development and Management does not require that B.Sc. holders have 5 years post qualification experience as this requirement applies only to HND holders.

 

3.         Duration

The programme is both full–time and part-time and will be for 3 semesters minimum and   6 semesters maximum for full-time students and 5 semesters minimum and 9 semesters for part-time students commencing at the beginning of each academic session of the University.  The award of the degree will be conditional on a student’s success in all the set courses and in the independent project.

4.         Regulations

  1. Candidates for admission shall normally be graduates of this University or of any other approved University recognized by Senate.

 

  1. All candidates shall complete their registration formalities at the beginning of their first semester.

 

  1. Candidates shall be required to take an approved combination of 700 level courses as Senate, on the recommendation of the Board of the Postgraduate School, may determine from time to time.

 

  1. Candidate shall be required normally to take examinations at the end of the semester in which a course is taught, and, in any case, not later than the end of the academic year.  Candidates shall be credited with the number of course units assigned to the courses which they have passed.

 

  1. The workload of each course shall be evaluated in terms of course units.  A course unit is defined as either a series of 15 one-hour lectures/seminars/case discussions or an equivalent amount of other assigned study; or a series of 15 three-hour laboratory/studio classes or fieldwork.

 

  1. The course programme shall comprise lectures, seminars, laboratory/studio demonstrations, fieldwork/case studies and the production of a professional project.  Candidates are also expected to undertake a 3 – month period of internship in housing related organizations.  A successful completion of a professional project shall be defended before a panel of examiners duly constituted by the Head of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning on behalf of the University of Ibadan.

 

  1. Candidates may be allowed to select additional courses from other Departments on the recommendations of the Head of the Departmenmt.

 

  1. Candidates shall be required to register for a minimum of 12 units and a maximum of 22 units in any one semester for full-time programme and in any one session for part-time programme.

 

  1. Housing seminar shall be organized on a fortnightly basis during the session.  All students shall register for this course which will carry not more than 2 units.

 

10.       A student who fails to complete the minimum requirement for the degree in line with the regulations of the Postgraduate School will be expected to withdraw from the programme.

11.       To be considered for the award of the M.Sc. Housing Development and Management degree, a student must have been credited with a minimum of 45 units in a combination of approved courses and a project approved by Senate on the recommendation of the Board of the Postgraduate School.

 

5.         Course Programme

 

            The programme is designed with the main purpose of training suitable candidates to become professionals in housing.  To achieve this, the courses are organised into 700 level courses with core courses in the basics of housing.  These courses include:

 

HSG 701:        Fundamentals of Housing                               (3 Units) Compulsory

HSG 702:        Economics of Housing                                                (3 Units) Compulsory

HSG 703:        Sociology of Housing                                     (3 Units) Compulsory

HSG 704:        Quantitative Techniques in Housing Research           (3 Units) Compulsory

HSG 705:        Behavioural Aspects of Housing                                (2 Units) Compulsory

HSG 706:        Case Studies in Current Housing Issues                     (3 Units) Compulsory

HSG 707:        Theoretical and Conceptual Issues in Housing

Research:                                                         (3 Units) Compulsory

HSG 708:        Housing Policy and Programmes                                (3 Units) Compulsory

HSG 740:        Research Project                                             (6 Units) Compulsory

HSG 741:        Internship                                                        (3 Units) Compulsory

 

Students are to select courses from the following areas of specialization to complete their required minimum number of units:

 

A.        Housing Finance and Management

            HSG 711:        Mortgage Financing in Developing Countries            (3 Units) Required

            HSG 712:        Mortgage Banking                                          (3 Units) Elective

            HSG 713:        Housing Administration and Management     (3 Units) Elective

            HSG 714:        Valuation                                                        (3 Units) Elective

 

  1. Housing Programme Planning and Implementation

 

HSG 721:        Building Design and Costing                                     (3 Units) Elective

HSG 722:        Housing Project Planning and Development              (3 Units) Elective

HSG 723:        Building Material Production and Use                                   (3 Units) Elective

HSG 724:        Rural Housing                                                             (3 Units) Elective

HSG 725:        Housing Facilities Supply and Management              (3 Units) Elective

HSG 726:        Urban Renewal                                                                       (3 Units) Elective

HSG 727:        Housing Maintenance                                                 (3 Units) Required

 

  1. Housing Policy Formulation

 

HSG 731:        Land and Land Laws                                                 (3 Units) Required

HSG 733:        Health and Housing                                                    (3 Units) Elective

HSG 734:        Residential Landuse Planning                                    (3 Units) Elective