Arc. Sanusi Waziri Gumau

HOD

Welcome to the Department of Surveying and Geo-Informatics

The Academic Board approved the Academic program of the Department in 1982.  Up to 1995/96 Session, the department offered only National Diploma (ND).  At the beginning of 1996/97 session, the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) gave approval for the commencement of Higher National Diploma (HND) in Land Surveying. With the new trend in Surveying, the name “Land Surveying” was however changed to “Surveying and Geo-Informatics” and subsequent approval obtained from the NBTE in 2002 making it the first and only Polytechnic to be accredited in this field. Re-accreditation exercise of HND and ND programmes were conducted two times by both NBTE and SURCON, the results of which were successful.

Objectives of the Department

The aims of the department are to provide middle-level manpower Technicians and Technologists who would be adequately sound and exposed in both practical and theoretical aspects of Surveying and Geo-Informatics. To achieve the set objectives, the department currently offers courses leading to the award of HND and ND in Surveying and Geo-informatics.

Headship

In its twenty-nine years of existence, the department has witnessed successful growth under the able leadership of the following Heads of Department:

  1. Surv. Gilbert E. Okenwa 1982 – 1985
  2. Surv. Victor O. Nyamse 1985 – 1991
  3. Surv. Ibrahim S. Jahun 1991 – 2000
  4. Surv. Bola F. Akinbileje 2000 – 2003
  5. Surv. Isa A. Suleiman 2003 to 2018
  6. Surv. M. S. Kardam 2018 – Date

Facilities in the Department

The Department has an adequate number of surveying equipment to take care of its training needs.  In addition to that, it has recently acquired additional modern instruments and equipments such as:

  1. 4Nos. Global Positioning System (GPS)
  2. 2No. Digital Level
  3. 2No. Electronic Theodolite
  4. 2No. Total Station
  5. 10Nos Desktop Computers
  6. 1No. A3 Digitizer
  7. 1No. Ao Digitizer
  8. 1No. 4wheel Toyota Hilux
  9. 1No. Ao Plotter
  10. Software Package
  11. 1No. ILWIS
  12. 1No. Arc GIS
  13. 1No. Auto CAD

Contact Information

surveying@fptb.edu.ng

 

Programs

 

s/nProgramme of Study
1Higher National Diploma in Surveying and Geo-informatics
2National Diploma in Surveying and Geo-informatics

Entry Requirements

 

TBD

Courses

 

Higher National Diploma in Surveying and Geo-informatics - HND I

Semester 1

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1GIT 301ELEMENTS OF PHOTOGRAMMETRIC3
2GNS 302COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH IV2
3MTH 311ADVANCE ALGEBRA2
4SUG 301CADASTRAL SURVEYING IV2
5SUG 305SURVEY INSTRUMENTS II2
6SUG 307GEODETIC SURVEYING I3
7SUG 309TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEYING II2
8SUG 311PHYSICS III (ELECT TERRESTRIAL & PLANIMETRY PHYSICS)3
9SUG 315FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER3
10SUG 321SURVEYING PRACTICAL V2

Semester 2

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1EED 323ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT I2
2GIT 304PRINCIPLES OF GEO-INFORMATICS 2
3MTH 312ADVANCED CALCULUS2
4MTH 321NUMERICAL METHODS2
5SUG 300SURVEY CAMPING2
6SUG 304FIELD ASTRONOMY2
7SUG 306ENGINEERING SURVEYING II3
8SUG 308GEODETIC SURVEYING II3
9SUG 310ADJUSTMENT COMPUTATION I3
10SUG 312PHYSICS IV (ATOMIC & NUCL. PHYSICS)3
11SUG 316COMPUTER APPLICATION3
12SUG 322SURVEYING PRACTICAL VI2

Higher National Diploma in Surveying and Geo-informatics - HND II

Semester 1

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1EED 413ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT II2
2GIT 403ANALYTICAL & DIGITAL PHOTOGRAMMETRY3
3GIT 405DIGITAL MAPPING3
4GIT 407AUTOMATED SURVEYING3
5GIT 409GEOGRAPHIC INFO. SYST. TOOLS3
6SUG 401CADASTRAL SURVEYING V2
7SUG 403HYDRO SWIMMING & WATER SAFETY2
8SUG 405ADJUSTMENT COMPUTATIONS II3
9SUG 412MATHS FOR SURVEYORS1
10SUG 413TOWN AND REGIONAL PLANNING2
11SUG 421SURVEYING PRACTICAL VII2

Semester 2

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1GIT 410DIGITAL CARTOGRAPHY3
2GIT 412ELEMENTS OF ENV. STUDIES2
3GIT 414FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS2
4GNS 320OUTLINE HISTORY OF AFRICA2
5GNS 321INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS2
6SUG 400SURVEY CAMPING 2
7SUG 406MANAGEMENT IN SURVEYING2
8SUG 408FINAL PROJECTS6
9SUG 422SURVEYING PRACTICAL VIII2

National Diploma in Surveying and Geo-informatics - ND I

Semester 1

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1BPH 111MECHANICS & PROPERTIES OF MATTER 3
2GNS 101USE OF ENGLISH2
3GNS 103USE OF LIBRARY2
4GNS 127CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION I2
5MTH 111LOGIC AND LINEAR ALGEBRA3
6STA 110INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS2
7SUG 101BASIC PRINCIPLES IN SURVEYING I3
8SUG 103INTRO TO PHOTO & REMOTE SENSING I3
9SUG 105BASIC PRINCIPLES IN CARTOGRAPHY I2
10SUG 109INTRO. TO COMPUTER3
11SUG 111SURVEYING PRACTICAL I2

Semester 2

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1EED 126INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP2
2GNS 102COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH2
3MTH114ALGEBRA AND ELEMENTARY TRIGONOMETRY2
4SUG 100SURVEY CAMPING2
5SUG 102BASIC PRINCIPLES IN SURVEYING II3
6SUG 104INTRO TO PHOTO & REMOTE SENSING II3
7SUG 106BASIC PRINCIPLES IN CARTOGRAPHY II2
8SUG 107SURVEY COMPUTATION I3
9SUG 108CADASTRAL SURVEYING3
10SUG 110COMPUTER APPLICATION I3
11SUG112SURVEYING PRACTICAL II2

National Diploma in Surveying and Geo-informatics - ND II

Semester 1

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1BPH 121OPT. WAVES. ELECT & MAGNETISM3
2EED 216PRACTICE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP2
3GIT 201ELEMENTS OF GEO-INFORMATICS2
4GIT 203DATABASE CREATION AND USE2
5GNS 121INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY2
6MTH 211CALCULUS2
7SUG 201CADASTRAL SURVEYING II3
8SUG 203FIELD ASTRONOMY I2
9SUG 207SURVEY INSTRUMENT I2
10SUG 209CONTROL SURVEYS2
11SUG 221SURVEYING PRACTICAL III2
12SWE 200SIWES4

Semester 2

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1MTH 122TRIGONOMETRY AND ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY2
2SUG 200SURVEY CAMPING2
3SUG 202CADASTRAL SURVEYING III3
4SUG 204FIELD ASTRONOMY II2
5SUG 206SURVEY COMPUTATION II2
6SUG 208ENGINEERING SURVEY I2
7SUG 210TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEYING I2
8SUG 214FINAL PROJECTS4
9SUG 222SURVEYING PRACTICAL IV2

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