The departmental mission is to develop into national resources that will continue to support the development of Nigeria, its economic diversification to make it responsive to the needs of government, industry and society. Thus, the department will provide:

State-of-technological and engineering training that prepares the graduates for responsibilities of the workplace.

To produce qualified and competent Civil Engineers in such areas of specialization as – Structural Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Highways and Transportation Engineering, Foundation/ Geotechnical Engineering Construction Management, etc.

Engage in appropriate research activities, and, hence, produce the most sought-after engineers by all employers of labour, post graduate schools and research institution.

Establish industry-institution linkages for mutually beneficial relationships. Strive to become a Centre of Excellence in Engineering and Technology in the West African sub-region where expertise and facilities to accelerate the pace of indusrual development can be provided.