Candidates undergoing this programme are expected to spend 10 semesters for UTME candidates, while the direct entry candidates will spend 8 semesters.  If a student fails to graduate within the 10 or 8 semesters, he/she cannot stay beyond 15 or 13 semesters for direct entry or UTME candidates respectively.

At the end of the 5-year programme, the student will be required to continue for one and a half sessions to obtain the Master of Technology degree, M. Tech. Architecture to enable them attain full professional status.