CERTIFICATION AND TITLE OF PROGRAMME
The certificate to be awarded and programme shall read:
“NATIONAL INNVOVATION DIPLOMA IN BUILDING CONSTRUTION TECHNOLOGY” – a statement showing all the courses taken and grades obtained shall be issued together with the certificate.
Goal and Objectives
The National Innovation Diploma programme in Building Construction Technology is aimed at producing Technicians with entrepreneur and ICT capacities that are capable of performing basic function in Construction Technology practice both in private and public sector.
The objectives are to produce diplomates that can be self employed and assist the professional Builder in the areas of:
(i) Construction of simple buildings
(ii) Maintenance of simple buildings
(iii) Management of small projects
(iv) Costing of simple construction works
(v) Cost control techniques in minor construction and Engineering works
(vi) Selection of materials and Techniques for new building systems
(vii) Apply computer aid in execution of simple construction works
(viii) Establish trade outfits for simple construction works.
Applicants with any of the following qualifications may be considered into the National Diploma programme by direct entry.
a. S. S. S. C or its equivalents (N. T. C., WASC. , GCE O’Level) with credit in Physics and Mathematics and any other two subjects from the following: Further Mathematics, Fine Art/Technical Drawing, Geography, Economics, English Language, Chemistry/Biology, Agricultural Science obtained at not more than two sittings. Candidates are expected to have at least a pass in English Language.
b. Four credit passes in relevant subjects in (1) above obtained at the final examination of an NBTE recognized preliminary ND programme offered in a polytechnic or similar post – secondary technical Institution.
c. NVC Holders.
The curriculum of the ND programme consists of four main components. These are:
(i) General Studies/Education
(ii) Foundation Courses
(iii) Professional Courses
(iv) Supervised Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).
The general Education component should include courses in Art and Humanities – English Language, Citizenship Education, Social Studies – Citizenship (The Nigerian Constitution), Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy, Geography and Entrepreneurship. The General Education component shall account for not more than 15% of total contact hours for the programme.
Foundation Courses include courses in Mathematics, Pure Science, Technical Drawing, Descriptive Geometry e.t.c. The number of hours will vary with the programme and may account for about 15% of the total contact hours.
Professional Courses are courses which give the student the theory and practical skills he needs to practice his profession at the technician level. These may account for 70% of the total contact hours.
Supervised Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) shall be taken after second semester of first year and second semester of second year.