Engr. Prof. O. U. Orie, HOD, Civil Engineering

Engr. Prof. O. U. Orie

HOD, Civil Engineering




Civil Engineering involves the knowledge and skills directed towards the construction of statics structures for the use and convenience of man. These structures include; Bridge, Canals, Road, Aqueducts, Docks, drainages etc.

Employment opportunities are available to graduates from Civil Engineering Department in government establishments, building and Construction Industries, Water Corporations, Ports and River Basin Authorities, Foundation Engineering Companies, Transportation Industries, Universities and Polytechnics, Research Organizations and Engineering Consulting Firms.



The Philosophy of the Department of Civil Engineering aims at the development of technical manpower at the all levels for the sustainable economic growth of the nation and for society and humanity. Civil Engineering consists of the following major areas: (a) Structural Engineering (b) Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (c) Geotechnical Engineering (d) Highway and Transportation Engineering (e) Geodetics Engineering.

The main objectives of the Undergraduate Degree Programme in civil Engineering are as follows:

  1. Training of engineers who will meet the commercial, industrial, education 1, technological and research needs in Nigeria.
  2. Production of technocrats to keep up with rapid pace of change in the nation and demand for basic civil infrastructures in Nigeria
  3. Facilitating the training of engineers to provide the technical support base for rapidly growing and burgeoning population of students.
  4. Providing the country with engineer to design, produce, maintain and service civil engineering artifacts and systems

A project work is requirement for final year by each student. The project should normally be relevant to the technological, social and other needs of the country.  

The programme is designed such that the philosophy and its objectives take cognizance of and be in harmony with the following:

  • The general philosophy and principles establishing the Faculty of Engineering, UNIBEN
  • The philosophy and objectives of the National University Commission (NUC)” Minimum Standard” of the July 1989 and modified in 2004 pertaining to Engineering and Technology.
  • The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) requisites for the Programme.
  • Other regulatory bodies’ requirements such As the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE).
  • Nigeria’s National Policy on Education as well as those Philosophies and Objectives intrinsic and unique to achieving high academic and professional development in Civil and Environmental Engineering in Nigeria.


Academic Staff

1.J. O. EhioroboMSc (MIIGAIK), PhD (Benin) FNIS, MNSE, MNAG, MNICES, Registered Surveyor (SURCON)ProfessorGeomatics, Water Resources & Environmental Engineering
2.O.C. IzinyonB.Eng (Uniben1984) M.Eng (Uniben 1993) PhD (Uniben ) MNSE, CORENProfessorWater Resources & Environmental Engineering
3.O.U. OrieB.Eng. (Civil) (1998) M.Eng(Struct.) 2003 PhD (2008) MNSE, CORENProfessor/HODStructures
4.A. N. AniekwuB.Sc. Arch.(1979) M.Sc Arch (1981) PhD (2016) M.E. Const. MMNIA Cert. In Proficiency in Electronic draft and Design (1991). Nig. Inst. Of Building U.K. Inst. Of Con- Management, UK.ProfessorConstruction Management
5.S. O. OsujiB. Eng.(Uniben1995) M.Eng (Uniben1998) PhD 2005 MNSE, CORENProfessorStructures
6.H. A. P. AuduM.Sc (1995)                                 PhD ( Uniben 2011)Associate ProfessorWater Resources and Environmental Engineering
7.J. O. OkovidoB.Eng (Uniben 1994) M.Eng (Uniben 2000) Phd (Uniben 2010) MNSE, MNIStructE, MNICE, FNIStructE, FIPMD, COREN, QMS-Lead AuditorAssociate ProfessorStructures
8.A. A. OgunjeB.Eng (UNN 979)  B.Arch. M.Arch (Howard University, 1983)Senior LecturerConstruction Management
9.S. D. IyekeB.Eng (2000) M.Eng (2008)  PhD 2016 MNSE, CORENSenior LecturerGeotechnical Engineering
10.N. Ihimekpen (Mrs.)B.Eng 1998 M.Eng (Uniben 2004) PhD ( Uniben 2016)Senior LecturerWater Resources and Environmental Engineering
11E. NwankwoB.Eng (Civil) 2004 M.Eng (Struct.) 2009 PhD 2014 MNSE, CORENSenior LecturerLecturer II 2010 Lecturer I 2014 Senior Lecturer 2017
12.R. I. UmasaborB.Eng (Uniben 2004) M.Eng (Uniben 2008) PhD (Uniben 2017)Senior LecturerStructures
13.L. O. Akhigbe (Mrs.)B.Eng (Uniben 2007) M.Sc ( Surrey 2010) PhD (Surrey 2014)Lecturer 1Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
14.R. O. OgirigboB.Eng (Civil) 2006 M.Eng(Structures)2011 PhD (Structures) 2016Senior LecturerStructures
15.U. UkemeB.Eng (Civil) 1997, M.Eng (Structures) 2006,  MNSE, CORENLecturer 1Structures
16.R.I IlaboyaM.Eng 2013 PhD 2017Lecturer 1Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
17.E. E. Oria-UsifoB.Eng (Uniben 2005) M.Eng (Uniben 2014) MNSE, CORENLecturer 1Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
18.E. S. Isagba (Mrs.)B.Eng (Uniben 2005) M.Eng (Uniport 2011) MNSE, COREN, EMS-Lead AuditorLecturer 1Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
19.K. EzekielB.Eng (Civil) 2009 M.Eng(Structures)2015Lecturer 11Structures
20.C. M. OkolieB.Eng (Civil) 2009 M. Eng (Uniben 2015)Lecturer 11Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
21.P. OgbeifunB.Eng (Civil) 2009 M.Eng ( Uniben 2015)Lecturer 1Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
22.I. InerhunwaB.Eng (Civil) 2012 MSc. (Structural Engineering) 2016Lecturer 1Structures
23.S. A. AdegbemilekeB.Eng (Civil) 2010 M.Eng ( 2016), MNSE, CORENLecturer 1Structures
24.O. OsasuB.Eng (Uniben) 2010 M.Eng (2017)Lecturer 11Highway &Transportation
25.N. K OghoyafedoB.Eng (Uniben 2012) M.Eng (Uniben 2017)Lecturer 11Highway &Transportation
26.M. IgeneB.Eng (Uniben) 2012 M.Eng ( Uniben2017)Lecturer 11Highway &Transportation
27.J. O OgbeideB.Eng (Uniben 2005) M.Eng ( Uniben 2015)Lecturer 11Structures
28. B. OmosefeB.Eng (Civil) 2009Lecturer 11Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
29.O. OriakhiB.Eng (Civil) 2013Lecturer 11Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
30.J. EkhodiaehiB.Eng (Civil) 2000Graduate AssistantGeotechnical Engineering

Technical Staff

1E IzileinChief Technical Officer COREN Registered R24659WASC (1973), Diploma in Aerial SURVEYS (1978), B.Eng. Civil  (2004)Engineering Laboratory Coordinator (Civil/Structural). In charge of Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory Unit. Supervision of Departmental UBITS programmes
2D. OnwasigweAsst. Deputy chief Technologist MNSE,  Inter C&G (1979), Advanced C&G 1982, Const. Tech. Cert. 1982, B.Eng (Hons) Civil EngineeringHead of Structural Engineering Laboratory Unit. In charge of supervision of laboratory practicals, Students/Lecturers’ research projects in Structural Engineering
3S.A.P. ObeakemehChief Technologist MNIS Registered SurveyorWASC 1973, OND (Surveying) 1976 HND (Surveying) 1982 MNISHead of Surveying and Geoinformatics Laboratory Unit Instructing students in Engineering surveying practicals, Geo-informatics.
4G.N. UwailaLab. Chief Technologist  HND Civil Eng PGD Civil EngOrganise and run praticals for Students in Geotechnical laboratory, Assist Students/Lecturers in research projects
5C.A. IbhadodePrincipal Lab. TechnologistHND (Surveying) MBA, PhDInstructing Students in Engineering Surveying practicals and Projects
6U.E.KAJIPrincipal Lab TechnologistB.Tech(Building) 2004Modelling and instructing students in Structures
  7  E. A. AgabiLaboratory Technologist I  B.Eng, (Civil) 2004 M.Eng (Civil) 2013Instructing Students in Laboratory Practicals and Projects
8    C.  OshilimAsst. Chief Technical OfficerOND (Town Planning) 1984, WASC 1977, GCE 1980Instructing Students in Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) work.
9S.A. AdefemiPrincipal Officer IFed. Trade Test III/II (1981), Govt. Techn. Cert I &II (1981) Advanced C&G, B.Eng(Hons) CivilRepairs and maintenance works.
10I. MbachuDuputy Director (Building)  B.Sc (Building) 1990Instructing Students in Laboratory Practicals and Projects in the Structural Laboratory.
11S. IlavbarheSenior Laboratory Technologist  HND Civil EngineeringInstructing/Assisting Students in Highway/Transportation Engineering practicals and projects
12Mr. David IghaloWorkshop Supervisor1st Sch. Leaving Cert. (1972)Assisting students in making their form work for projects & Maintenance work in the Department of Civil/Structural Laboratories
14Mr. Pius AdeniyiLaboratory SupervisorS. 75 Cert. (1977), GCE O/L (1980), GCE (1982)Assisting students in testing their specimen for practicals/projects.
15Mr. F. UdukpegheneForman (Mason) Workshop Supervisor  Fed. Trade Test Grade I (1981)Assisting students in a masonry works for projects and practicals.
16Mr. Presley E. EnoghayinLaboratory Assistant1st Sch. Leaving         2008Assisting in Geotechnical Laboratory
17Mr. Evbaru F. OkhuaihesuyiTechnical OfficerOND (Civil) 1999Assisting in Structural Laboratory
18Mr. Ehimen O. OsezemenLaboratory Technologist II      B.Eng (Civil) 2011Instructing/Assisting Students in Structural Engineering practicals and projects
19Mr. Reuben O. OgiamienSenior Technical OfficerHND (Civil) 1986Assisting in water resources and Environmental Engineering Laboratory
20Mr. L. EbarkpenLaboratory Technologist II      HND (Civil) 2013Instructing/Assisting Students in Structural Engineering practicals and projects
21Mr. Augustine A. EhiogieHigher Technical Officer    HND (Civil) 2010Assisting in Geotechnical Laboratory
22Mr. Okhuoya O. C.Technical Officer  OND (Civil) 2013Assisting in Geotechnical Laboratory

Administrative Staff

1Mrs. Abieyuwa D. OronsayeAdministrative OfficerB.Sc (Ed)2008In Charge of Administrative Duties
2Barr. Mrs. O. J. AjiseAdministrative AssistantLLB   2007 BL    2012Administrative Duties
3F. O. EhigiatorH.E.O. (Sec.)B.Sc (Accounting)Administrtive/ Secretarial duties
4Miss Osarobo Emese OmosedeHigher Executive OfficerB.Sc (Ed)2011General Office Duties
5Miss Rhoda IyayiHigher Executive Officer B.Sc (Business Adm)2012General Office Duties/ Assisting in Departmental Library
6Obiyan blessingHigher executive OfficerH.N.D (Business Adm)Filling / General Administrative Duties
7Mrs. P. OgudoExecutive Officer CONTISS 06/1DiplomaGeneral Office Duties In Charge of Departmental Library
8Mairo MagbegorExecutive OfficerO.N B.Sc (Business Adm)2011Filling / General Administrative Duties
9Miss Ugiagbe Ovbokhan JosephineClerical OfficerWAEC2015General Office Duties