Process of Curriculum Design
The process of the curriculum development is based on the need to employ faculties that have appropriate professional and academic experience that can demonstrate, excellent teaching experience that are of world class status.
To develop curriculum that can meet the yearnings of our tomorrow youth in practical terms i.e. skills development and knowledge based competency that allow one to practice and succeed in Industrial Design.
Creating new professional innovation in practical approaches and in critical thinking thereby having lifelong competency hased learners, with diverse knowledge in Industrial Design for the benefit of society globally.
The curriculum really meet the requirements and the standard of the National policy on Education and the minimum academic standard laid down by the NUC.
The Industrial Design Department of ATBU, Bauchi, emphasizes the importance of technology; it is programmed to tap the creative endowments within the cultural and aesthetic domain. The Department, established in October 1992, prepares skilled young men and women to face the challenges in the industry. It seeks to develop sensitivity towards the elements of design, explore local materials, develop new techniques, enhance environmental sensitivity, emphasize intellect and develop creativity.
Admission requirements: Admission into the Bachelor of Technology, B. Tech. is considered at three levels: normal (UTME); Direct Entry (DE); and Special Admission.
- Normal Admission; Five (5) O’Level credits in English, Mathematics; any Three of Fine Arts, Technical Drawing;Building Construction; Engineering Drawing’ Biology, Geography and Agricultural Science and atleast a pass in Chemistry and Physics
- Direct Entry – Considered for DE admission are, NCE; Fine Applied Arts (FAA) double major; IJMB and ND Fine Applied Arts at credit level. (Entry requirements for normal admission must, firstly, have been fulfilled).
- Special Admission: HND candidate may be admitted into 300 level; NCE and ND (or equivalent) considered at 200 level.
Degree duration: 5 years B.Tech course for UME candidates; 4 years for Direct Entry and 3 years for HND Holders. 3 months SWEP exercise at the 200 level, 3 months SIWES I exercise at the of 300 level and 6 months SIWES II exercise at the end of 1st semester of 400 level. 6 units of project to be credited at end of 500 level; and 4 units exhibition also credited at end of 500 level.
Course Content: syllabus/description for all courses in the Programme/Sub-discipline/Disciplines are: Ceramics Technology; Graphics Technology; Metal/Jewelry Technology;and *Glass Technology (*in Programme’s development focus, though yet to take off).