Only few Nigerian Universities offer Surveying and Geoinformatics. At best, the course is available at the Diploma level. Conversely, the Land Surveying and Geoinformatics expertise and services are in high demand in Nigeria economy and in the national development. Further introduction of the course anew in a University is apposite. The course is structured according to NUC prescription and professional body guidelines.

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning was established in the Faculty of Environmental Sciences in 2013/2014 session. The Department at the time of its establishment of became one of the five Departments in the Faculty. Others are Architecture, Estate Management, Quantity Surveying, Surveying and Geo-Informatics.

The Department started with 21 students at inception in 2013 and has over time increased to 76 students in 20115/ academic session.