2.0 A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
The objective of the department is not only to produce graduate Civil Engineers but also to produce knowledgeable and motivated Civil Engineers who like their foreign counterparts are capable of practicing the profession with as little supervision as possible. To achieve this objective, emphasis is laid on marrying theory with practice from start to finish. Lucky enough, the department has enjoyed good neighbourly relation with Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Management and Technology IMT Enugu and the Soil and Foundation Laboratories of Obiukwu Okeke and Associates. Initially our students carried out experiments on strength of materials, concrete technology and Geo-mechanics in these institutions and firms.
The department of Civil Engineering programme with an initial staff strength of four lecturers and two technologists also with an initial intake student of about twenty, currently has student population of over two hundred in the current 2012/2013 session. Similarly, the staff strength has consistently increased with seventeen lecturers, nine technologists and four non-teaching staff.