A two-tier degree structure has been in operation in Nigerian Universities for the last two decades. The first-tier leads to the award of a non-professional Bachelor's degree in architecture, while the second-tier leads to the professional master’s degree. This statement provides a guide for the Bachelor's degree programme. The Master’s degree is recognized as post-graduate programme. The minimum standards for the postgraduate Masters’ programmes in architecture are to be guided by the various institutions’ minimum academic standards for post-graduate studies as well as the threshold standards for professional assessment. Architecture is an interdisciplinary field that comprises several fields including human and physical sciences. A graduate of architecture is trained in the art and science of planning, design, erection, commissioning, maintenance, management and co-ordination of allied professional inputs in the sustainable development of the built environment. Architecture seeks to accommodate all human activities in all places and under varied conditions with a full understanding of the of the different physical There should be flexibility in the development of courses to allow for the changing needs of architectural education arising from changing social, economic, psychological and technological environment.

The overall national purposes in Architectural education can be stated in general terms as follows:

  • To produce competent, creative, skilled and versatile individuals capable of facing a broad spectrum of challenges associated with the design and construction of spaces for humans and activities;
  • To produce public spirited persons that are intellectually mature, socially responsible and environmentally sensitive.

Every institution should in addition aim at exploring the rich cultural and traditional architectural resources in the country in general and within its immediate environment in particular

Departmental Board

1. Dr. Mahmud Abubakar H.O.D
2. Arc. Samir Isa  


Brief Profile

The Department of Architecture was established by the Senate of Nasarawa State University Keffi on Thursday 26th April, 2018 as a programme as well as a Department. Currently, the Faculty is facilitating and making all the necessary arrangement for the fully take-off but so far, the University Management has given some few applicants offer of temporary employment in various cadre but none of them has resumed.


An Architectural Education programme should be committed to:

  • Offering a high-quality of professional education aimed at establishing core principles and fundamental architectural knowledge, an awareness of, and aptitude to design, coordinate and carry out projects;
  • Equipping the student with advanced comprehension of the environmental, social, economic and technological contexts underlying design and construction in the built environment;
  • Inculcating in the students adequate knowledge, attitudes , specialised skills and character qualities that will upon their graduation enable them effectively integrate knowledge of allied professions, co-ordinate and control the design and construction processes;
  • Creating enabling environments that will foster active interest in research and development in architecture and related fields

Provide the student with entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to enable him/her to be self-reliant.