Four-Year Programme

Revised Four -Year Standard Undergraduate Degree Programme in

Home Economics and Hospitality Management Education


The Department of Home Economics and Hospitality Management Education is designed to provide both theoretical and practical training in the following areas: Child Development and Care; Clothing and Textiles; Food and Nutrition; Home Management; Hospitality Management and Entrepreneurship Education.

Job Opportunities 

Candidates who successfully complete the programme have career prospects in various areas of employment such as teaching in secondary school or technical colleges, managers in Hotels and Catering establishments, among others.

Entry Requirements

Prospective candidates must satisfy the University of Nigeria minimum entry requirements and should also meet the Departmental requirements to be admitted into four-year standard programme

Candidates must possess the entry requirement of five “O” level credits which must include Chemistry or Biology and any two of the following:  Physics, Mathematic, Home Management, Clothing and Textile, Food and Nutrition, Agricultural Science, Garment Making ,Cosmetology, Catering craft and Economics at WASC / SSSCE/GCE  “O” level NABTEB /NECO or its equivalent , obtained at not more than two sittings.



Vocational and Technical Education Courses                                                 0                                                                          Home Economics                                                                                                                    1

Child Development                                                                                                                 2

Clothing & Textiles                                                                                                                 3

Food & Nutrition                                                                                                                    4

Home Management                                                                                                                 5

Hospitality Management                                                                                                         6

Seminar                                                                                                                                   8

Project                                                                                                                                     9



 First Year

 First Semester

COURSE NO                         TITLE                                                                 UNIT

Major Courses          

VTE 101                     Foundations of Vocational & Technical Education               2

HHE 111                     Introduction to Home Economics Education                         2

HHE 113                     Application of Basic Sciences in Home Economics and

Hospitality Management Education.                                      2

HHE 115                     Creativity and Life Skill Education                                        1

HHE 161                     Introduction of Hospitality Management and Services          2

HHE 163                     Hospitality and Catering Equipment / Tools                          2

Required Ancillary Courses

BIO 151                      General Biology                                                                      3

HND 211                    Human Biochemistry for Nutrition                                         2

General Studies Course

GSP 101                      The Use of English                                                                 2

GSP 111                      Use of Library                                                                        2


Total                                                                                                                           20


Second Semester

COURSE NO                        TITLE                                                                       UNIT

Major Courses                                                                                                          

HHE 112                     Methodology in Home Economics & Hospitality

Management Education                                                          2

HHE 114                     Entrepreneurship in Bread making and Confectioneries        1

HHE 132                     Basic Clothing Education Techniques                                    2

HHE 142                     Fundamentals of Food Education                                          2

HHE 152                     Family Living and Population Education                               2

HHE 162                     Food and Beverage Service I                                                 2

Required Ancillary Courses

BIO 152                      General Biology II                                                                  3

BIO 154                      General Biology Practical                                                       2

General Studies Course

GSP 102                      The Use of English     II                                                         2

                                                                                    Total                                       18







Second Year

First Semester

COURSE NO              TITLE                                                                                    UNIT

Major Courses

VTE 201                     Industrial work Experience in Vocational and

Technical Education                                                               1

HHE 231                     Clothing Process and Techniques                                           2

HHE 241                     Household Equipment                                                            2

HHE 261                     Food and Beverage II                                                             1

Required Ancillary Courses

STA 131                      Inference 1                                                                              2

COS 101                     Introduction to Computer Science                                         2

EDU211                      Education Psychology 1                                                         2

EDU 221                     Curriculum Theory and Planning                                            2


General Studies Courses

GSP 201                      The Social Science                                                                  2

GSP 207                      Humanities 1                                                                           2

Total                                                                                                                           18



Second Semester

COURSE NO                     TITLE                                                                             UNIT

Major Courses          

HHE 212                     Entrepreneurship in Restaurant Management                        1

HHE 232                     Foundation of Cosmetology and Hair Dressing                     2

HHE 234                     Textile Science Education                                                      2

HHE 242                     Meal Management and Safety Education                              2

HHE 244                     Nutrition Management Education                                          2

HHE 262                     Housekeeping in Hospitality Management                             2

Required Ancillary Courses

MAC 242                    Principles of Advertising                                                        2

COS 304                     Computer Application                                                                        2

TRM 254                     Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management facilities          2


General Studies Courses

GSP 202                      Issues in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies                    2

GSP 208                      Humanities II                                                                          2

Total                                                                                                                           21







Third Year

First Semester

COURSE NO               TITLE                                                                        UNIT

Major Courses          

VTE 301                     Research Design in Vocational and Technical Education      2

HHE 311                     Consumer Education                                                              2

HHE 331                     Pattern Drafting and Adaption Techniques                            2

HHE 333                     Fashion Illustration                                                                 2

HHE 335                     Housing Design, Interior Decoration and Allied Craft

Education                                                                                2

HHE 353                     Family Resource Management Education                              2

HHE 361                     Laundry Operations in Hospitality Management                   2

Required Ancillary Courses

HND 311                    General and Applied Nutrition                                               3

Total                                                                                                                            17


Second Semester

COURSE NO                    TITLE                                                                              UNIT

Major Courses          

VTE 302            Practical Teaching in Vocational and Technical Education             6

HHE 312           Adult Education in Home Economics                                              2

VTE 301           Students Industrial Work Experience                                               6

HHE 342            Food Preservation and Safety Techniques Education                     2

Total                                                                                                                           16






















Fourth Year

First Semester

COURSE NO                 TITLE                                                                        UNIT

Major Courses          

VTE 401                     Vocational Guidance                                                              2

HHE 411                     Reproductive Health Education                                             2

HHE 421                     Child Development and Care                                                 2

HHE 431                     Family Clothing Management Education                               2

HHE 433                     Entrepreneurship in Garment Making                                    1

HHE 451                     Home Administration                                                             2

HHE 441                     Nutrition for the life Cycle Education                                   2

HHE 461                     Safety and Security in Hospitality                                          2

Required Ancillary Courses

CED 341                     Introduction to Entrepreneurship                                           2

HND 431                    Recipe Development and Testing                                           2

Total                                                                                                                           19



Second Semester

COURSE NO                TITLE                                                                                UNIT

Major Courses

VTE 402                     Administration in Vocational and Technical Education         2

VTE 404                     Evaluation in Vocational and Technical Education                2

HHE 412                     Seminar in Home Economics Education                                2

HHE 422                     Child Development Practicum                                                2

HHE 432                     Advanced Clothing Education Techniques                            2

HHE 448                     Entrepreneurship Edu in Home Economics                            1

HHE 452                     Home Administration Practicum                                            2

HHE 490                     Project                                                                                     4

Required Ancillary Course

CED 342         Business Development and Management                                           2

Total                                                                                                                           20












VTE 101         Foundations of Vocational and Education                                    (2 units )

Philosophical, sociological, historical and economic foundations – a comparative analysis, content, scope and objectives. Vocational education and national development. Professional opportunities in vocational education


HHE  104       Entrepreneurship in Bread making and Confectionaries    (1 units )

This is a purely practical course in commercial bread making. The student is supposed to go through the different departments in the Departmental bakery namely the mixing, moulding, milling, baking and sells section.


HHE  111       Introduction to Home Economics Education                             (2 units)

Meaning and scope of home economics education. Philosophical, social, historical and economic foundations of home economics general and vocational aspects of home economics. Trends in Nigerian home economics. Home economics all over the world. Home economics education and national development.


HHE 112        Methodology in Home Economics Education                             (2 units)

Application of the principles of curriculum and course construction. Students should be exposed to techniques in unit/ lesson planning, implementation and evaluation in the different areas of home economics. Problems of classroom and laboratory management practices should be covered. Micro- teaching.


 HHE 113   Application of Basic Science in Home Economics and  Hospitality Education                                                                                            (2 units)

Chemical activities in human life matter, elements mixture and compound physical and chemical changes in foods, textile, laundry, soap, detergent. Acids bases or suit in the home carbons and its compounds in the home, hair   cream and perfume composition, oil and margarines. Basic organic chemistry in foods and textile, Home environment and pollution. Physics: Measurements in the Home Equipment and tools for measurement. Density and up thrust in the home, temperature and measurement, force and pressure in food and their preparation. work energy and power, effects of different temperatures and substance on foods. identifying different nutrients in foods. Friction and viscosity in laundry work and other aspect of work in the Home heating process and heat transfer through different methods of cooking. Use of electricity in the home Microwave cooking. minor repairs of household tools and equipment


HHE 115        Creativity and Life Skills Education                                               (2 units)

Creative thinking, Development creative skills utilization of imagination to do things in new and creative ways. Meaning and importance of social skills Development of social skills competencies. Understanding creativity, problem identification, generation of ideas, planning and implementation.



HHE  132       Basic Clothing Education Techniques                                            (2 units)

The sewing centre, sewing tools and equipment. The sewing machines, sewing aids e.g. threads, pins zips, buttons and other fasteners, tapes and trimmings, elastics and iron-on products. Basic processes – stitches, seams and seam finishes. Pressing in clothing construction. Sewing terms.  The course involves practical on the use of all sewing tools, equipment and aids including sewing machines. Students would be expected to make albums of all basic processes. Motivation for clothing.


HHE  142       Fundamentals of Food Education                                                   (2 units)

The course covers the study of the value of foods, food classes, purposes of cooking food. Specific applications of heat in cooking. Factors affecting food composition. Work simplification strategies in food preparation. Specific problems of food education.

HHE  152       Family Living & Population Education                                          (2 units)

A consideration of family structure, kinship system, mate selection, types of marriage and adjustment among Nigerian cultural groups. Customs affecting marriage in Nigeria, problems of marriage, relationship of family members to one another, and to the larger community. Life cycles in the Nigerian family. Principles of population education, factors determining population trends and pressure, possible courses and consequences of population explosion on countries and the need for population control (family planning). Important elements of sex education.


HHE  161     Introduction to Hospitality Management and Services                (2 units)

Meaning of hospitality, historical perspective. Overview of the hospitality Industry. Related Fields in the hospitality industry. Travel and tourism, lodging, food services, meetings, leisure, recreation etc. Hospitality services, types of hospitality services. Hotel classification, various departments in the hotel and duties of each department. Food Menu, Basic issues on how to take orders for food and drinks, Descriptive language in food and drink order, waiters checks, sales control and receipt. Preparation methods, cooking methods, accompaniment ,  Food portion control etc.


         HHE  162   Food and  Beverage Service I                                                             (2 units)

Purchasing, receiving, storage/issuing, budgeting, controllable    expenses, restaurant accounting, operating ratios and control, menu planning, laying of tables and covers, table accompaniment, equipment for laying the meal table, table linen. Procedure for food and drinks services: steps in food and drinks service. The use of spoon and fork for meal service. Presentation of bills to guests. Reading guests and building rapport, discovering guests needs and wants, matching guests with menu items. Enhancing opportunities in restaurants costing, selling opportunities. Purchasing methods. The service types and styles.  Bar operators service: Classification of beverage, serving of alcoholic & non alcoholic drinks, equipment for service of beverages.  Making of cocktail drinks, beverage management, liquor liability & law. Restaurant Equipment and linen use, care & maintenance.



HHE  163       Hospitality/ Catering Equipment                                                     (2 units)

Equipment in the different rooms still room, storage equipment, washing-up salamander, bread slicing machines, worktop and cutting board, ice makers, grinding machines. Beverage making facilities, cocktail equipment. Cookeries furniture, specialized service equipment e.g laundry equipment, glassware  vending machines. Care and maintenance


HHE 212        Entrepreneurship in Restaurant Management                              (2 units)

                        The student is expected to spend a semester in the Departmental restaurant, during which he/she goes through the kitchen, the beverage section, the sells section.  He/she is expected to acquire skills in costing, preparation and service in the restaurant.  Students will be given stipends as they participate in any catering contract obtained by the Department.


VTE  201  Industrial Work Experience in Vocational and Technical Education(2 units)

Analysis of out-of-school employment opportunities. Organization and analysis of Vocational education programme. Programme planning and implementation. Orientation in community-based education. Organization of co-operative education programme –on-the-job experience.


EDU 221        Curriculum Theory and Planning


HHE 231        Clothing processes and Techniques                                                 (2 units)

Disposal of fullness such as gathering, Shirring smacking , ruffles  darts tucks and pleats. Openings, fastening and facings. Cutting and joining crossway, Decorative construction processes. Student will produce an album of these processes.


HHE 232       Foundations of Cosmetology and Hair Dressing                            (2units)

                       Understanding cosmetology. Tools, Equipment and materials for body and hair care. Care of different parts of the body. the nails, the finger, feet, hair and skin. Diseases affecting the hair, nails and skin. Personal hygiene, shampooing and conditioning. Washing dry, setting and dressing the hair, cutting and styling, perming and relaxing colouring the hair. Salon reception. Health and safety in the salon. The course should involve practical work in the following areas, manicure, pedicure, Hair styling and production of cosmetics. The course should involve practical work in the following areas: manicure, pedicure, Hair Styling and production of cosmetics.


HHE  234       Textile Science Education                                                                 (2 units)

Natural Fibres – cotton, linen, silk, wool etc. Synthetic fibres –viscose rayon, acetates, nylon and polyesters etc.  acrylics, mod acrylics. Properties and testing of different fibres. Fabric construction processes. Fabric finishes. Dying and printing.



HHE  242       Meal Management and Safety Education                                       (2 units)

Management of food activities. Food activity centres. Hygiene and safety principles.  Egg cookery, fish, meat, snacks, Local and foreign dishes, pasta and rice. Menu planning, Table setting, interpretation and food evaluation. Recipe and food Evaluation. Food handling, Sources of food Contamination, Personal hygiene and Protective Clothing, General food safety. Practical demonstration of foods.


HHE 244        Nutrition Management Education                                                   (2 units)

Dietary Guidelines, Food Pyramid, Food planning Guide, Diet Reference Intakes. Healthful food Programs. Types of Food Programs. Government’s information and Participation in food Programs. Quality Management Programs in food industry and food establishments. Nigerian and foreign Food Policy. Food Regulation. Food security and insecurity.


HHE  251       Household Equipment                                                                      (2 units)

The course is designed to teach students the principles and practical considerations pertaining to household equipment generally and with special emphasis on kitchen and laboratory equipment. It is expected to equip students for intelligent consumption of traditional and modern equipment so that they can select, use and take proper care of the different types of household equipment. The course should involve practical work.


HHE 261       Food and beverages Services 11                                                     (2units)  Food safety and sanitation in the kitchen; safety rules procedure; prevention of food contamination; food storage and temperature; visitation of health inspector have placed safely rule; Kitchen organization: types, tasks and specific protein; Menu compilation and standard recipes; recipe development writing of menu cards; Food preparation kitchen, cooking method, preparation of soups, sauces and gravies; Protein control food; plating, visual appeal plating arranging a food plating. Food garnishing process, Cooking appliances and ranges: use, care and maintenance. Knives in the kitchen.


HHE 262        Housekeeping in Hospitality Management                                     (2 units)

Room checking schedule and room status report, priorities and schedule for room cleaning. Loading the cart for room cleaning, accessing rooms for cleaning, strategies for cleaning hotel rooms, handling guests properties, inspecting check out room , room cleaning methods and tips , dusting and surface cleaning , bed making and cleaning bathrooms, toilets, special cleaning duties eg. Clearing and surface and ironing boards, fridge, removing stain, cleaning public areas.


VTE  302        Evaluation in Vocational Education                                                (2 units)

Theories and approaches to evaluation in vocational education. Current methodology in evaluation, such as criterion-referencing, cost-benefit analysis, cost effectiveness, programme evaluation and review techniques (PERT), follow-up studies, input, output processes, etc. distinction between curriculum and instructional evaluation; evaluation and measurement as they affect general and vocational education.


VTE  301        Research Design in Vocational Education                                      (2 units)

Techniques of empirical study, including design of various types of study; methods of collection, data analysis; simple ways of testing hypotheses and methods of writing a research proposal


VTE 302         Practical Teaching in Vocational and Technical Education         (6 units)


HHE  311       Consumer Education                                                                        (2 units)

Meaning and importance of consumer education. The problems of the consumer. Consumer rights and responsibilities. Principles of consumer education. Consumer education in management of families resources and goals. National and international consumer agencies. Buying and selling practices. The market. Cooperatives.


HHE  312       Adult Education in Home Economics Education                           (2 units)

The role of the adult in the Nigerian family and society. Meaning and importance of adult education. Problems – social psychological, philosophical, etc. – facing the Nigerian adults. Ways and means of enhancing the adult’s participation in the development of the family and community. Adult education programmes. Planning, implementing and evaluating adult education programmes,


HHE  331      Pattern Drafting and Adaptation Techniques                              (2 units)

Pattern drafting – Basic block patterns bodice, skirts and sleeve. Pattern adaptation processes. Manipulation of darts. Creation and control of fullness. Adaptation for style, features – sleeves, collars, pockets etc. Trouser pattern. Commercial patterns. Basic pattern alteration.


HHE 333         Fashion Illustrations

Concept of fashion illustration, fashion design and costume designing.

Terminologies in fashion Illustration. Aspects of fashion Illustration, Role of

illustration in the fashion industry / work of the fashion Illustrator. Basic

shapes or silhouettes used in clothing  common figures. Elements of design

Principles of design figure types, basics of drawing, sketching, tools and

equipment  used in fashion illustration .

Design Inspiration: Research, Identification and creation of design portfolio,

content and layout , Analysis of pose , drawing rough sketch of body part for

female, male , figure drawing fleshing out shading in figure drawing , fabric

representation and Illustration development of design using templates ,

developing figure templates , garment type templates freehand  design and

development. Analysing common drawing problems .              (2 units )


  HHE  335     Housing Design, Interior Decoration and Allied Craft Education

         (2 units)

Housing needs, different types of houses& designs, Elements of design. Colours, lines, forms, patterns, textures. Utilizing the elements in clothing, and housing. Interior decoration. Home furniture, Landscaping, flower arrangement. Decoration accessories. Paintings. Curtains and blinds. Floor coverings. Indigenous handicrafts and assorted crafts and assorted crafts. Students would be required to utilize the elements of design in the production of at least two craft items.



HHE 342        Food Preservation Techniques Education                                      (2 units)

Growth of Micro Organisms in food. Control of microbial growth in food. Food safety, Methods used in controlling microbial growth. Food preservation concepts, methods of preservation, dry and wet preservation. Advantages and disadvantages.  Infectious and food borne Pathogens. Practical needed for different methods of preservation.


HHE 351       Family Resource Management Education                                       (2 units)

Concept of family resources. Classes and types of resources: human, temporal, environmental etc management of family resources. Developing family resources.


HHE 361       Laundry Operations in Hospitality Management                          (2units)                            Cleaning agents, use and care of housekeeping equipment –manual equipment,      mechanical, electrical , storage etc washing of linen .Laundry equipment – use, care and maintenance, Laundry operation- Sorting, washing ,rinsing, drying ,ironing, storage and care  etc


VTE  401        Vocational Guidance                                                                                    (2 units)

An introductory course in the principles and practices of vocational guidance. Emphasis is on problems in schools. Historical, philosophical, psychological and socio-economic foundations of the guidance movement, and courses in career education.


VTE  402        Administration of Vocational Education                                        (2 units)

Study of the philosophical, historical, social and psychological foundations underlying the organization, administration and teaching of vocational and practical arts education. Examination of existing patterns in Nigeria.


HHE  411       Reproductive Health Education                                                      (2units)                      

Meaning and importance of reproductive health. United Nations stipulations on reproductive health. National policy on reproductive health. Adolescent reproductive health. Adults (women and men) reproductive health. Challenges of reproductive health. Gender issues in reproductive health.


 HHE   441    Nutrition for the life cycle Education                                              (2units)          

Nutrition before pregnancy, Nutrition during pregnancy, Nutrition during Lactation, Maternal Nutrition during Lactation, Infant Nutrition, Childhood Nutrition, Adolescent Nutrition, nutrition for adults (young and middle age), Nutrition and the ageing. Menu preparation for all ages. Body composition, Nutrition and sports, components of physical fitness, Benefits of fitness and related issues. Disease protection through nutrition e.g obesity, etc



HHE  461            Safety and Security in Hospitality Management                               (2 units)

Safety and Security in Hotels, types of keys, handling of lost properties and Valuables; Key; control procedure; fire fighting equipment; Fire Prevention. First Aid; Attitude of operations in Hotel and Personal appearances, characteristics; work ethics; Planning for meeting, conventions, Event management and specialized Services



HHE  421       Child Development and Care                                                          (2 units)

The course presents a developmental overview of the child from conception through pre-school age. It teaches child care, creation of conducive environment for child growth and development; growth and use of motor skills; socio- personality and intellectual developments of the Nigerian child.



HHE  422       Child Development Practicum                                                         (2units)          

Students will be practically involved in working with and relating to pre-school age children in Nursery schools and Day care centres. They will be involved in the development and application (use) of materials that promote physical, mental, socio-emotional and cultural developments of children. The practicum will involve two hours of field work each week.


HHE 431        Family Clothing Maintenance Education                                       (2 units)

The course is designed to enable students gain further insight into the properties of different fibres, affect of dirt and perspiration on textiles; cleaning agents, laundry accessories, laundry equipment, stains and stain removal; laundry of different fabrics and special treatment of fabrics. The need for laundry work among youths in secondary schools and adult at home. Detergent and detergency. Soap making.


HHE 433        Entrepreneurship  in Garment Making                                          (1 unit)

                        The student is expected to spend a semester in the garment making section

of the Department during which he/she participates in the making of

garment items (Large scale production) in the clothing lab.  They will be

given stipends from proceeds of contract obtained and completed during

their stay.



HHE  432       Advanced Clothing Education Techniques                                    (2 units)

Interfacing , underlying, lining, sleeves , cuffs, pocket, waist lines  belts, special button holes and loops, bindings and bands , ruffles and trims, necklines, collars, buttons and other fasteners. Clothing choice, clothing needs of the family wardrobe planning. Sewing for the family, Adult and children’s clothes. Course will involve making office wear, party wear, children (female and male)   wear, fitting and modelling. Final examination would include speed test.






HHE 448             Entrepreneurship Education in Home Economics             (2 units)


The entrepreneur, entrepreneurial skill, Entrepreneurial opportunities in Home Economics Hospitality Management Education. Students are expected to demonstrate entrepreneurship through applying all the knowledge and skills they have acquired during the course of their study in producing and exhibiting assorted product that could form basis for small scale businesses in Home Economics and      hospitality related enterprises.


HHE 451        Home Administration                                                                       (2 units)

Meaning, scope and principles of home administration. Decision –making. Motivation for home administration. Planning, Organizing, Implementing and Evaluation of both human and material resources in the home to meet family needs. Management of time, energy, money, work simplification. Economic security of the family. Communication patterns in the family. Management of family crises.


HHE 452        Home Administration Practicum                                                     (2units)

This course involves students spending a stipulated length of time in the home management residence or a suitable alternative. It affords students opportunity to apply all they have learnt in the home administration course and other courses as they manage the resources of time, energy, money etc in meeting the needs of the inmates of the residence. Students would demonstrate skills in meal management, house care, entertaining, home nursing, human relationship, interior decoration and other related home-making activities. There should be a practical examination at the end of the practicum.



HHE  482       Seminar in Home Economics & Hospitality Management Education                                                                                                                  (2units)

Identification and study of some of the major issues currently facing Nigerian Education and its authorities regarding the role and nature of Home Economics & Hospitality Management Education in the nation’s school system. Managerial and instructional problems of Home Economics & Hospitality Management Education teachers. Students’ problems in choosing careers in the Home Economics & Hospitality Management Education  occupation. Students would be expected to carry out independent study and do oral presentation of such study.


HHE  490       Project                                                                                                (4 units)

Guided investigation of topics pertinent to Home Economics & Hospitality Management Education in Nigeria.