Department of Architecture

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria - Nigeria

Our Programmes

Duration - 4 Years

Requirements -

For admission to BSc Architecture degree programme in the Department of Architecture, a student must satisfy the minimum University – Faculty of Environmental Design requirements including credits in Physics, Mathematics, English Language, and at least two other subjects. Preference will be given to candidates with Credits in Technical Drawing and Fine Arts at ‘O’ Level SSCE Final Examination.

Candidates coming from the School of General and Remedial Studies are expected to have 5 – Credits in at least Mathematics, English Language, Physics and 2 others at the ‘O’ Level SSCE Final Examinations, plus a Pass in all their Subjects in the Remedial Examinations.

Candidates with Passes at H.S.C. or G.C.E/IJMB (A Level) in Physics and Mathematics and any one subject from the following list: Geography, Economics, Chemistry, Technical Drawing or Fine Arts may be allowed to register for a degree in Architecture at 200 Level. Applicants with H.N.D. in Architecture with Distinction or Upper Credit may also be considered for admission if places are available at 300 Level.

Duration - 2 Years

Requirements -

On application for admission for the Master of Science Degree in Architecture, a candidate must hold:

  1. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Degree in Architecture with a minimum of Second Class Lower (2:2; CGPA minimum of 2.40 in a 5.0 point scale) from Ahmadu Bello University;
  2. Applicants from other accredited (ARCON/NUC) schools of Architecture may be admitted provided spaces are available and the applicants obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper Degree ( 2/1: CGPA of 3.5 and above).
  3. In addition to the above, a candidate must have credits in English Language, Mathematics and Physics plus two others in the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE).

Duration - 1 Year

Duration - 3 Years

Requirements -

Candidates are expected to have a Masters of Science Degree in Architecture and a minimum of a Second class Lower degree in a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture (BSc Architecture or B.Tech Architecture) before applying for to enrol in a Doctoral Degree in the Department. Successful candidates during the application stage are required to undergo an interview with the PhD supervisory committee in the Department. During this exercise, all candidates are required to submit and present a PhD research proposal to the committee which forms the basis of the interaction. Candidates are selected based on merit.


  1. Architectural Education - Prof. M. Abdulkarim
  2. Architectural Science - Dr. A. S. Salisu
  3. Architecture and Humanities - Prof. M. L. Sagada.