College of Science and Technology
WELCOME NOTE FROM THE DEAN
It is with great delight and gratitude to God that I welcome you to the College of Science and Technology (CST) comprising Departments of Architecture, Building Technology, Estate Management, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Mathematics and Physics.
Each of the Departments has articulated its specific mission and objectives as well as the specifics of its academic programmes in line with the vision and mission of the College. A total of eleven academic programmes are offered by the eight departments in the College. All the programmes were crafted with a view to producing job-ready graduates in science and technology with appropriate IT skills and capacity for independent thinking, creativeness and resourcefulness. The curricula of the programmes are unique, robust, current and comparable to the best in the world. They are designed not only to meet and surpass the basic academic standards prescribed by regulatory authorities in Nigeria but to equip our students thereby making them spiritually buoyant, intellectually resourceful and physically fit to emerge as leaders in their chosen disciplines and solution providers in areas of their future endeavours.
We have modern ICT-driven and interactive teaching/learning facilities, state-of-the-art laboratories and workshops, and a rare crop of eminent scholars, committed and highly motivated faculty and staff. These, coupled with the unique serene and green environment of Covenant University, will certainly make learning in the College a pleasurable experience.
This Academic Handbook contains details of prescribed courses and other specific requirements for all programmes offered in the College at the undergraduate level. It is intended to provide precise information to students, parents and everyone interested in the academic programmes of the College of Science and Technology.
DEPARTMENTS AND PROGRAMMES
The College of Science and Technology is headed by a Dean.
There are eight (8) Departments and eleven (11) programmes in the College. The Departments are Architecture, Building Technology, Estate Management, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Mathematics and Physics. The Department of Architecture runs programme in Architecture while the Department of Building Technology offers programme in Building Technology. The Department of Estate Management runs programme in Estate Management. The Department of Biological Sciences runs programmes in Applied Biology and Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology. The Department of Chemistry runs programme in Industrial Chemistry with options in Analytical/Environmental Chemistry and Materials/Polymer Chemistry. The Department of Computer and Information Sciences offers programmes in Computer Science and Management Information System. The Department of Mathematics runs programme in Industrial Mathematics (option in Computer Science) and Industrial Mathematics (option in Statistics) which commenced in the 2016/2017 academic session) while Department of Physics offers programme in Industrial Physics with options in Applied Geophysics, Electronics and IT Applications, and Renewable Energy. All the programmes are accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and relevant professional bodies.
The current Dean of the College of Science and Technology is Professor Nicholas Omoregbe. Former Deans of the College include the pioneer Dean, Professor S. T. Ibiyemi (October, 2002 - September 2005), Professor E. A. Adeyemi, the renowned architect and former Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, Akure (October, 2005 – September, 2006) and Professor James Katende (September, 2006 – September 27, 2010). Others are Professor Frederick Hymore (September, 2010 – September, 2012), Professor Cleophas Loto (September, 2012 – August, 2014) and Professor Olubukola Okusanya (August 8, 2014 – September 5, 2014), Professor Shalom Chinedu (October, 2014 – July, 2015)