Professor P. C. Nwilo B.Sc., M.Sc. (Lagos) Ph.D. (Salford) Head

The Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics (Formerly known as Department of Surveying), started as a sub-department of Civil Engineering Department in 1970. The initial programme of the sub-department at the time was a two-year postgraduate course of studies and research leading to an M.Sc. (Surveying) degree. Graduates in fields cognate to surveying were admitted into the programme.

In October 1973, a full-fledged Department of Surveying was established. The first set of undergraduate students in surveying were admitted in October 1974. Today” the Department also runs postgraduate programmes leading to the M.Sc. M.Phil and Ph.D degrees in Surveying and Geoinformatics as well as Master of Geoinformatics (Executive programme).

Prior to the establishment of the sub-department, four final year students, who in September 1966 withdrew from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, as a result of civil disturbances in the country, were absorbed by the Department of Civil Engineering, of University of Lagos to complete their degree programme in surveying by special arrangement with the Federal Surveys Department. The students graduated with B.Sc. Degree in Surveying in 1967.