Civil and Enviromental Engineering Department


                                    NEW CURRICULUM

CHE101: General Chemistry I                                                          (3 Units)

Atoms, molecules and chemical reaction; Chemical equations and stoichiometry, Atomic structure and Periodicity; Modern electronic theory of atoms; Radioactivity; Chemical bonding; Properties of gases; Equilibra and Thermodynamics; Chemical Kinetics; Electrochemistry.


CVE105: History and Philosophy of Science and Technology      (2 Units)

Definitions of science and technology.  Scientific methodology, Historical development of science and technology man, his origin and nature, man his cosmic environment.  Science and technology in the society and service of man.Renewable and non0renewable resources 0 man and his energy resources.Impact of science and technology.Environmental effects of scientific and technology developments.Ethical problems in science, technology, introduction to the various areas of science and technology.


GNS 101: Use of English I                                                             (2 Units)

Study aids, scientific word building: Word group; Listening and Lecture comprehension; Note taking and note making; Reading purposes, aid, speed, comprehension; spelling and punctuation; Aspects of grammar; prepositions, tenses, and the sentence.


MTS101: Introductory Mathematics I                                          (3 Units)

Elementary set theory, subsets, union, intersection, complements, Venn diagrams. Real numbers; integers, rational and irrational numbers, mathematical induction, real sequences and series, theory of quadratic equations, binomial theorem. Complex numbers; algebra complex numbers; the Argand Diagram.De Moivre’s theorem, nth roots of unity.Circular measure, trigonometric functions of angles of any magnitude, addition and factor formulae.


MEE101: Engineering Drawing I                                          (3 Units)

Instruments for engineering drawing and their uses.Drawing paper sizes, margins and title blocks.Lettering and types of line. Geometrical construction: bisection of lines and angles and their applications. Polygon, tangency, locus of simple mechanism.Pictorial drawing; Isometric, oblique and perspectives.Orthographic projection.Dimensioning and development of simple shapes.Assembly drawing of simple components. Conventional representation of common engineering features. Freehand sketching.


PHY101: General Physics I (Mechanics)                       (3 Units)

Space and time, frames of reference, Units and dimensions, Kinematics; Fundamental laws of mechanics, static and dynamics; Galilean invariance; Universal gravitation; work and energy, rotational dynamics and angular momentum; Conservation laws.




PHY103: General Physics III                                                        (2 Units)

Molecular Treatment of properties of matter, elasticity; Hooke’s law. Young’s shear and bulk moduli. Hydrostatics; Pressure; buoyancy.Achimede’s principles.Hydrodynamics; Streamlines.Bernoulli and continuity equations. Turbulence, Reynold’s number. Viscosity; laminar flow, Poiseulle’s equation.Surface tension; adhesion, cohesion, capillarity, drops and bubbles. Temperature: the zeroth law of thermodynamics; heat; gas laws of thermodynamics; Kinetic theory of gases. Application.



PHY107/108: General Physics Laboratory I/II                                (1 Unit)

This introductory cause emphasizes quantitative measurements, the treatment of measurements errors and graphical analysis. A variety of experimental techniques will be employed. The experiment include study of meters, the oscilloscope, mechanical systems, electrical and mechanical resonant systems, light, heat, viscosity etc.., covered in PHY101, PHY102 and PHY103.




CHE102: General Chemistry II                                           (3 Units)

Historical survey of the development and importance of organic chemistry, nomenclature and classes of organic and purification of organic compounds; qualitative and quantitative organic chemistry; stereo chemistry; determination of structure of organic compounds; Electronic theory in organic chemistry; saturated hydrocarbons. Unsaturated hydrocarbons. Periodic table and periodic properties; Valence forces; structure of solids; The chemistry of selected metals and nonmetals, Quantitative analysis.



GNS102: Use of English II                                                             (2 Units)

Awareness raising; Gathering/generating ideas/information for writing; structuring the essay; Writing a first draft; Introduction and conclusion; Writing main sections; citations and bibliography; Quotations and Referencing; Answering exam questions.



GNS103: Information Literacy                                                           (1 Unit)

Libraries and the organization of knowledge.Types of Libraries and the various forms of recorded knowledge. Organization and retrieval of knowledge catalogues, classification schemes etc. Practical use of catalogues.Information retrieval method and techniques.Use and evaluation of information sources and tools.Dictionaries, encyclopaedias, serial publications, abstracts and indexes. Guide to the literature of specific subjects. Information gathering methods and project writing.Practical use of information sources and tools.



GNS106: Logic and Philosophy                           (2 Units)

The nature and scope of Philosophy.Branches of Philosophy.Philosophy and Science.Deductive and Inductive reasoning.LogicSymbolic logic. Truth Values tables: connectives, affirmation, negation, conjunctions, alternation, conditional and bi0conditional. Grouping and telescoping. Formal fallacies.Informal fallacies.


MTS102: Differential and Integral Calculus                          (3Units)

Function of a real variable, graphs, limits and idea of continuity. The derivative, as limit of rate of change.Techniques of differentiation. Extreme curve sketching; Integration as an inverse of differentiation. Methods of integration, Definite integral.Application to areas, volumes.


MTS104: Vector, Mechanics and Geometry                                      (3Units)

Geometric representation of vectors in three dimensions, components, direction cosines. Addition, Scalar, multiplication of vectors, linear independence, Scalar and scalar variable.Two dimensional co0ordinate geometry.Straight lines, circles, parabola, eclipse, hyperbola.Tangents, normals, Kinematics of a particle, Components of velocity and acceleration of a particle moving in a plain. Force, momentum, laws of motion, under gravity, projectiles, resisted vertical motion, elastic string, simple pendulum impulse. Impact of two smooth spheres and of a sphere on a smooth sphere.


CSC 102: Introduction to Computer Science                        (2 Units)

General introduction to computer programming. Emphasis on learning to write programs to solve problems in familiar applications, such as payroll, computer assisted instruction, ecology, library science etc Structured programming. Visual BASIC programming language as a tool in a window environment.


MEE102: Workshop Practice                                                 (2 Units)

Introduction to basic manufacturing processes.Organization of workshop.Workshop hazard and safety practices and codes.Properties of engineering materials.Bench work and fitting. Introduction to turning exercises – straight and step turning chamfering, screw cutting. Milling and milling exercise. Drilling techniques and exercise.Sheet metal work. Welding and soldering technique and exercises. Properties of wood.Wood work and joinery exercises.Workshop measurements. Refrigeration and air conditioning: Principle of operation, refrigerants and trouble shooting. Methods of leak detection, charging and discharging.Safety precautions. Automotive workshop practice: Principle of operation of motor car, turning carburettor, setting contact breaker gap, setting ignition timing. Engine routine maintenance procedure and engine service.Tyre types and care.Battery care, topping up and charging.


PHY102: General Physics II                                                                  (3 Units)

Electrostatics; conductors and currents; dielectrics; magnetic field and induction. Maxwell’s equation: electromagnetic oscillations and waves: Applications.



CHE205: Physical Chemistry I                                                    (2 Units)

Kinetic theory of gases; Behaviour of real gases; The law of thermodynamics; Entropy and free energy, Reaction rates; Rate laws; mechanism and theories of elementary processes; photochemical reactions; basic electrochemistry.



MTS 201: Mathematical Methods  I                                             (3 Units)

Real valued function of a real variable. Review of differentiation and integration and their applications. Mean value theorem. Taylor series. Real0valued functions of two or three variables. Partial derivatives, chain rule, extreme, lagrangian multipliers. Implements, differentials and linear approximations.Evaluation of line integral and linear integral.




CSC 201: Basic Computer Programming                                    (3 Units)

An introduction to digital computer programming with emphasis on mathematical problems, using FORTRAN programming language. Introduce students to computers, compilers and editor, and they are expected to write mediumsized programs.


MEE201: Manufacturing Technology                                                 (2 Units)

Principles of transmission of motion and power.Metal cutting and cutting tools. Theory and practice of bench work, turning, drilling, boring, shaping, planning, slotting, grinding milling, gear cutting, press and presswork. Broaching and sawing. Erection and testing of machine tools. Advanced workshop exercises in metal cutting processes.


CVE202: Strength of Materials I                            (3 Units)

Force equilibrium free body diagrams. Elasticity – concept of stress and strain. Tensile test, Determination of mechanical properties of materials.Axially loaded bars, composite bars, temperature stresses and simple indeterminate problems. Hoop stresses in cylinders and rings. Theory of beam bending.Deflection of Beams.Double integration and Macaulay’s methods. Strain Energy in bending of beams. Castigliano’s and Reciprocal Theorems.Bending moment, shear force and axial force diagrams for simple cases. Simple torsion and applications.


MEE207: Applied Mechanics                         (3 Units)

Vectors, operations with forces, resultants of coplanar force systems.Resultant of spatial force systems.Equilibrium and coplanar force systems.Center of gravity, center of mass.Newton’s laws of motion and their applications, Friction and its applications.Impulse and momentum; Kinetic energy.Kinematics of a particle, composition and resolution of velocities and accelerations, relative velocity and acceleration, representation by vectors.

Plane Kinematics of rigid body, angular velocity diagrams applied to simple mechanisms. Instantaneous center of rotation.Equations of motion, linear momentum and moment of momentum.Momentof inertia. Free vibrations of systems with one and two degrees of freedom including damping.Torsional vibration.


EEE281: Basic Electrical Engineering I        (3 Units)

Ideal Sources and Passive Components: Resistor, Switch, Voltage Sources, Current Sources, Dependent Sources and their constitutive relations, power dissipation and power relations.

Linear Resistive Networks with DC Sources:Kirchoffs Current Law, Kirchoffs Voltage Law, network topology, equivalent circuits, series and parallel connection of resistances. Linearity and Superposition, Thevenin and Norton’s equivalent circuits.Loop and node methods of solving network problems.Transient response of RC, RL and RLC Circuits.

Introduction to Electronics. Elementary discussion of Semiconductors. pn junction diode, npn and pnp transistors.  Full0wave and half0wave rectification circuits and smoothing circuits.


MNE201:Engineer-in-Society                                                            (1 Unit)

Philosophy of Science and Engineering.History of Engineering and Technology.  TheEngineering profession, engineering literacy, professional bodies and engineering societies.  Engineers' code of conduct and ethics.Engineers and nation building economy, politics, business, safety in Engineering and introduction in Risk analysis, invited lecturers from professionals.


MME201: Science of Materials                                             (3 Units)

Structure of matter, Crystal imperfection.  Simple phase diagrams of alloys.  Physical properties of materials (i.e. wood, cement, plastics and alloys).Mechanical properties of engineering materials.Engineering Materials.Engineering and True Stress 0Train curves.  Ultimate strength, ductility, impact strength, hardness torsion, Creep and fatigue failure. Electrical properties0conductivity, semi0conductivity and superconductivity.Optical and magnetic properties of materials.Stability of materials in the service environment – corrosive media, subzero and elevated temperature irradiation.Basic criteria for the selection of materials for engineering applications.Engineering properties of Wood, concrete, ceramic polymers, ferrous and non0ferrous metals and alloys, cryogenic, corrosive media and nuclear applications.


MEE202: Engineering Drawing II                                        (3 Units)

Further projection of solids.First and third angle projections.Isometric projections.Intersection of surfaces and developments. Sectional views, Curve of interpenetrations.  True lengths and true shapes.Parts and assembly drawings.Preparation of working drawing for manufacturing in accordance with standards.  Reading interpretation of manufacturer’s drawing of equipment. Use of design software e.g. AUTOCAD.Design and machine drawings.


MEE206:  Basic Thermodynamics                                        (3 Units)

Definition of basic thermodynamic terminologies; System (isolated, boundary, ideal, environments), state (pv, Ts, ph and other property diagrams and their uses), properties (Intensive and Extensive) and processes. Energy and energy conversion; work, heat, non0flow processes.zeroth law. First Law of Thermodynamics and application to close and open systems.The steady flow energy equation and its applications.Otto, diesel, turbine and dual cycles.Second Law of Thermodynamics; consequences and applications of the second law.Thermodynamic properties of ideal and real fluids.Thermodynamic tables.Introduction to steam power and refrigeration cycles.


EEE282: Basic Electrical Engineering II                  (3 Units)

Periodic waveforms and their average and effective values.  Nonlinear elements:their characteristics and use in simple circuits. 

Steady state response of single-phase alternating current circuits: Review of Complex variables.  Complex impedances and admittances.Series and parallel resonant circuits.Power factor correction, magnetic circuit, mutual inductance,

Introduction to electrical machines; DC generators and motors.  Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Power measuring instruments and equipment, A.C. and D.C. bridges.


EMT210:Principles of Economics                                          (3 Units)

Scope and methodology of economic study.Price mechanism.Demand and supply.Theory of production.Forms of business organisation. Market structures, Money and banking. The national income, International trade, economic growth and development.The role of government in the economy.


MTS202:Numerical Analysis I                                                             (3 Units)

Solution to algebraic and transcendental equations. Curve fitting. Error analysis, Interpolation and approximation.Zeros of non0linear equations of one variable, System of linear equations. Numerical differentiation and integration


CSP210: General Agriculture Practical                                (2 Units)

This will involve field planting. Each student will be allocated a field plot for the planting and management of an arable crop. They will be exposed to practical work in animal production and health and fisheries



AGE204: Basic Fluid Mechanics                                           (3 Units)

Elements of fluids, statics, density, pressure, surface tension, viscosity, compressibility.  Hydrostatic forces on submerged surfaces due to incompressible fluid.  Introduction to fluid dynamics, conservation laws, introduction to viscous flow.



AGY209: Geology for Engineers I                                        (2 Units)

Relevance of geology to engineering.Summary of the structure of the planet earth.Minerals and rocks; the common rock0forming minerals0 origin, distribution, identification and classification. External earth processes: weathering; principles, processes and agents. Erosion and evolution of landforms.Sedimentation; principles and processes.Sedimentary rocks.Basic principles of stratigraphy; the geologic time scale; the importance of fossils. Internal earth processes; igneous processes – plutonic & volcanic; metamorphic processes, metamorphism types; deformation processes, faults and folds. Fundamentals of plate tectonics; earthquakes. Distribution of rocks, minerals and principal geologic features (structures) in Nigeria.


CVE220: Student Work Experience Programmes (SWEP)        (4 Units)

A practical work programme, arranged within the campus and immediate Environment, to enable the students gain some basic skills in the profession of engineering in general and civil engineering in particular.  It involves some workshop practice, and working with various artisans in the civil engineering industry, under supervision.


CVE301:  Basic Civil Engineering                                                (2 Units)

The meaning of engineering, civil engineering and its various specialities.The profession of civil engineering and its role in the society.Requirements of a civil engineer.Philosophy and responsibilities of the profession.Career opportunities in civil engineering.Discussion and demonstration of civil engineering techniques and projects, problems, solutions.


MTS315: Engineering Mathematics I                                                (3 Units)

Linear Algebra0 Elements of Matrices, determinants, Inverse of matrix. Theory of linear equations eigen0values and eigen vectors.Analytic geometry – coordinate transformation – solid geometry, polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinates.Elements of functional variables.Numerical differentiation, solution of ordinary differential equations. Cure fitting. Simple linear programming.



CVE302:Basic Hydrology                                                                 (3 Units)

Descriptive hydrology, hydrologic cycle and components, precipitation, evaporation and transpiration, infiltration, runoff, etc.  Quantitative hydrology, hydrograph, volume runoff, storage routing. Groundwater Occurrence, hydraulics well yield.



CVE303:Fluid Mechanics                                                     (3 Units)

Fluid statics0concept of pressure, pressure and direction, pressure head etc. floatation and stability. Dynamics of fluid flow0conservation.Equation of mass and momentum.Euler and Bernoullli’s equations. Momentum equation, energy equation, Reynolds number, flow in pipes. Dimensional analysis, Similitude, Buckingham Pi theorems.Applications of hydraulic models.Viscous flow – Laminar flow, flow between two parallel plates, flow in circular conduits etc. flow in pipes. Open channel flow. Ideal fluid flow.Fluid measurements.Flow meters and errors in measurement.





CVE304: Structural Mechanics                                                    (3 Units)

Principle of indeterminacy and static stability of plane frames and trusses.Analyses of statically determinate beams and frameworks using method of joint resolution, method of sections and graphical method employing Bow’s notation.Deflection of frameworks.Williot and Williot0Mohr Diagrams. Strain – energy method. Moment0 Area Method.Three Moment Theorem, Slope Deflection Method, Moment Distribution Method for indeterminate beams and portal frames.Analysis of two0hinged parabolic arches. Influence lines for actions in determinate beams and frameworks.


CVE305: Strength of Materials II                                               (4 Units)

Analysis of two and three dimensional state of stress in structural systems. Principal stresses and maximum shear stresses. Analysis of two and three0dimensional state of strain.Mohr’s circle.Energy Theories. Failure theories applied to structural elements. Combined bending and direct stresses in structural members. Shear stress in thin0walled opening sections and shear centers.Bending of curved bars and springs.Creep, fatigue.Fracture and stress concentration problems.Analysis/design of compound and composite structural elements.


MTS316: Engineering Mathematics II                                  (3 Units)

Fourier series 0 Euler coefficients, even and odd functions, Sine and Cosine functions, simple applications. Gamma, Beta and Probability functions. Differential equations of second order–series solution.Legendre and Bessel functions and their properties.Vector Theory–Dot product, cross product, divergence and curl and Del operators.Gradient, Line, Surface and Volume integrals and related theorems.


CVE306: Soil Mechanics                                                        (3 Units)

Mineralogy of soils, soil structure, origin of soils rocks and minerals.Formation of soils, and soil deposits, soil properties.Soil in water relationship0void ratio, porosity, specific gravity and other factors.Soil Classification; Atterberg limits, particle size distribution.Flow of water in soils; seepage, permeability, and ground water flow.Compaction and soil stabilization.Site investigations and methods of subsurface exploration. Laboratory work on soil classification identification and physical properties. Soil survey and soil map study.


CVE307:Engineering Surveying and Photogrammetry        (4 Units)

Chain surveying, compass surveying methods: contours and land uses. Traversing methods and application.Leveling, Geodeticleveling errors and their adjustments. Applications.Tachometry methods, substance heighting, self-adjusting and electromagnetic methods.Introduction to photogrammetry equipment, principles and uses.Errors of measurements.Evaluation of single photographs.Further work on contours and contouring.Methods of contouring; contour interpolation and uses of contour plans and maps.Areas and volumes.Setting out of engineering works.Elementary topographical surveying.


CVE308: Design of Structures I                                            (3 Units)

Concept of reinforced concrete and historical development of its theory and practice. Review of the physical and mechanical properties of concrete and reinforcing bars. Fundamentals of design process.Material selection.Building regulations and codes of practice. Scopes and Limitations and interpretation of design charts, Design philosophies. Elastic and limit state designs. Design of reinforced concrete structural elements (slabs, beams, columns and foundations).






CVE310:Civil Engineering Materials                                                (2 Units)

Concrete technology types of cements, aggregates properties. Concrete mix design. Properties and their determination.Steel technology – production, fabrication and properties, corrosion and its prevention. Test on steel and quality control. Timber technology types of wood, properties defects. Stress grading. Preservation and fire protection. Timber products. Rubber plastics. Asphalt, tar, lass, lime pricks mud, etc. application to buildings, roads and bridges.


CVE320:Students Industrial Training (SIWES)                            (4 Units)

A more advanced programme similar to CVE 220. Students are attached to civil engineering establishments and industries, to gain early practical experience in the planning, design and construction of projects and facilities under supervision.


CVE401: Hydraulics                                                              (3 Units)

Brief revision of fluid mechanics. Types of flow Laminar and turbulent flows, Gradually and rapidly varied flows. Boundary layer separation conditions, stream function, velocity, potential and application to flow nets. Steady and unsteady flow in closed conduits. Open channel flows. Steady and unsteady flows in open channels, simple pipe problem, flow of incompressible fluid in pipelines, Pipe networks analysis. Dimensional analysis, similitude and hydraulic models.Mass oscillation and pressure transients in pipelines, Application of hydraulic principles in Land drainage and inland navigation problems.


CVE403: Civil and Environmental Engineering Practice     (2 Units)

Civil Engineering Works Standard and Measurements. Contracts and Sub-contracts. Works: Simplified Industry model of parties and basic business laws of relations. Construction, supervision and client’s office involvement. Job planning and control0program: Bar charts, Critical path methods, etc. Applications basic methods on varied nature of construction works (broad principles only) including: Bridges, Foundation and type, Transport0road, railway, harbor and river works, pipelines. Special structures e.g.Dams, shafts and tunnels.Preservation of structures.



CVE405: Design of Structures II                                           (2 Units)

Limit state philosophy and design on steel. Guidelines and specifications for steel construction. Elastic and plastic moment designs. Design of structural elements in steel and connections and joints. Limit state philosophy and design in timber. Guidelines and specifications for timber construction.Elastic methods and design of timer. Design of structural elements in timber and timber connectors. Laboratory test on structural elements in concrete, timber and steel.


CVE407:Elements of Foundation Engineering                      (3 Units)

Stresses in soils: Total and effective stress, pore pressure. Moduli of Elasticity, Poisson’s ratio. Introduction to stress distribution in layered system from Boussinesq’stheory, Westergaard theory. Earth retaining structures: Earth pressures (active, passive and at rest pressures), earth pressure coefficients, Computation of earth pressure using the Rankine and the Columb wedge theories, and Culman’’s method. Earth pressures on retaining walls. Types and analysis of retaining walls.The use of bracings as lateral support in open cuts.Anchored bulkheads. Free earth support method of analysis.

Bearing capacity: Ultimate, safe and allowable bearing capacities. Bearing capacity factor.Case of shallow and deep foundations.Factor of safety, shape effect, footings under eccentric and inclined loads.

Foundation: Type and choice of foundations. Shallow and deep foundations and piles. Use and general characteristics of piles, piles and sand piles in clay, negative skin friction. Bearing capacity of pile groups. Eccentricity vertical loads, dynamic pile driving formulas and efficiency of pile groups.




CVE409: Elements of Structural Detailing and Architecture           (3 Units)

Introduction: Dimensional awareness, graphic communication in relation to environment. Free hand drawing0forms in terms of shades, light and shadow.Orthographic.Diametric and perspective projections with applications.Common curves.Elementary design of building structures.Detailing of structural elements: slabs, beams, columns, shear walls and structural foundations.Detailing of reinforced concrete culverts and water retaining structures.Detailing of construction and expansion joints in structures.


CVE411:Highway Engineering                                             (3 Units)

Soil engineering aspects of highways: compaction, soil stabilization, soil classification and effect on usage, Methods of soil classification, Determination of California Bearing Ratio (CBR) and applications. Railways and Airfields. Highway geometrics and designs: Factors affecting highway geometric design. Highway route location procedure, Generation of Base Map. Horizontal alignment design, Vertical alignment design, cross0sections. Classification of highways, distinction between rural and urban roads. Pavement structure and design: Types of pavement, AASHTO Definitions. Methods of pavement design. British methods for developing countries (Road Note 31).Pavement materials and laboratory tests.


CVE415: Engineering Systems Analysis and Modelling       (3 Units)

Basic definitions and classification of mathematical modeling: deterministic, stochastic, distributed parameters, lumped parameters, model construction and validation, modeling using selected transform procedures0 partial fraction expansions, Laplace transform, curve fittings & evaluation;

Introduction to formulation and solution of Civil Engineering problems: development of stochastic concepts, simulation models, and modern statistical decision theory and application of these concepts in civil engineering design and decision making; Bayesian statistical decision theory, decision tree, and multi objective decision problems;

Linear and Nonlinear programming, Engineering Risk and UncertaintyIdentification and modeling of non0deterministic problems in civil engineering design and decision making, modeling and analysis of uncertainties, practical risk evaluation, air quality modeling, stream flow modeling, traffic flow modeling, fundamental techniques of construction data modeling.  Theory and application of numerical methods, finite differences and finite element, for solving the equations of groundwater flow; Computer aided modeling using Matlab, Excel and SPSS



CVE402: Industrial Training Assessed By FUTA Supervisors         (4 Units)

This will be graded FUTA staff and the grade would be used to compute the student’s result.


CVE404:Industrial Training Assessed By Industry Based Supervisors (2 Units)

This will be graded by the industry based supervisors and the grade returned to the University for processing/computing the student’s result.


CVE406: SIWES Seminar Presentation and Report             (4 Units)

Each student’s report as well as the oral presentation of his or her report on work experience in the industry will be graded by the academic staff in the department. The marks obtained by the student will be used to compute his or her result.


CVE501: Engineering Economics                                                 (3 Units)

Economics of business settings, Costing of production systems. Objective of cost analysis and control.Sources of finance, money and credit for projects.Investment Appraisals.Resource Allocation.Interest rates.Interest formulas and problems.Annual costs. Present Worth, rates of return. Cost reducing. Depreciation accounting.Valuation of assets.Financial management; accounting methods, financial statement, elements of costing. Budget and budgeting control. dwelling with multiple alternatives and uncertainties, planning and decision making procedures. Macroeconomics, Economic growth, National income.Economic of technological change.


CVE502:Engineering Management                                       (3 Units)

Management of engineering project environment. Formation of company, sources of finance, money and credit. Insurance, National policies, GNP growth a rate and prediction. Organizational management.Management by objectives.Personnel management selection.Recruitment and training.Job evaluation.Industrial psychology of individual and group behavior.The learning process and motivation factors.Resources Management.Planning and decision making.Forecasting scheduling.Production control.Gantt chart.CPM and PERT.Optimization methods.Transport and materials handing. Work study and production processes.


CVE503:Structural Engineering I                                         (3 Units)

Plastic methods of structural analysis of beams and frames. Influence lines for redundant structures – Mueller – Breslau’s Principle and Newmark’s Numerical Integration Scheme. Elastic instability: Determination of critical loads of struts. Stability Functions for axially loaded beams and frames. Southwell’s Plot for the determination of critical buckling parameters.Analysis of plates using series and finite difference solutions. Yield line analysis of slabs. Advanced Moment Distribution method for multi-storey buildings with sway.


CVE504: Structural Engineering II                                      (3 Units)

Composite design and construction in steel and reinforced concrete.Design of structural foundations.Concept of pre0stressed concrete structures and systems of pre0stressing.Types of anchorages.Allowable stress for concrete and pre0stressing force.Deflections of pre0stressed elements.Design of pre0stressed concrete beams. Modern structural forms: Tall buildings, lift, shafts and shear walls. Design of retaining walls. Design of projects


CVE505: Water and Wastewater Engineering                     (3 Units)

Water and Waste water inter0relationship, water health, water borne diseases. Elements of water chemistry.Treatment process for surface water and for groundwater. Design fundamentals for water supply, treatment and water distribution systems, including storage, pumping and piping. Sources of waste water, industrial and domestic wastewater, surveys. Elements of wastewater microbiology, wastewater collection, treatment and disposal and design.Wastewater re0use options and alternatives. Effluent standards.



CVE506: Highway and Transportation Systems                  (3 Units)

Highway planning and traffic surveys and analysis.Pavement design.Construction and maintenance.Administration and Finance of highways.Coordination of all Transportation media0 (land, sea, air modes).Rail and air0transport systems.Transportation planning and economics.Traffic management and control.Design of traffic signals.Parking.Geometric Design.Construction methods.Construction materials and Laboratory tests.Railways and Airfields, Factors affecting location of railway and airfields, features of railways and airfields.Water/Sea transportation systems.



CVE507: Building Technology                                              (3 Units)

Construction planning and administration cost control policies and procedures, incentives financial control. Network analysis. Arrow diagrams construction of a network scheduling, time scales and project duration. Structure of the construction industry. Design and construction teams, statutory authorities, approval processes, notices etc. pre and post – contract planning; project evaluation tendering, site organization and coordination, productivity and resource management, fast tracking etc operations research. Applications in construction management linear programming.Sentencing, queuing theory and work study.


CVE508: Geotechnical Engineering                                      (3 Units)

Consolidation and settlement: One dimensional consolidation. The oedometer test.Primary and secondary consolidation.Immediate and consolidation settlement.Analysis of total and time of settlement.Settlement of spread and piled foundations.

Shear strength of soils: General strength consideration. State of stress at a point and Mohr stress circle.Coulomb theory of failure.

Shear Tests: Vane shear test, direct shear test, triaxial test. Shear strength of saturated clays, shear strength of compacted unsaturated clays, sensitivity of soils, residual strength parameters.

Slope stability: Types and mechanics of slope failures. Theoretical and graphical solution of slope stability problems.Unsaturated vertical cuts.Effects of tension cracks on slope stability.


CVE500: Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar     (2 Units)

Instruction on the preparation presentation and discussion of critical reviews of topics and projects of importance to the engineering profession in general and civil and environmental engineering in particular.Oral preparation and presentation of technical essays and project reports by students.

Invited lecturers on special topics in Civil and Environmental engineering should include modern applications in the construction industry and environmental implications of Civil Engineering practices.



CVE510: Construction Engineering                                                     (3 Units)

Earthwork and earth moving and construction equipment.Taking and basement construction.  Vertical communication in buildings, staircases, elevators, ramps, escalators systems building.  Advance building structural systems, space frames, folded, plates, arches etc. construction materials, Maintenance of civil engineering structures.


CVE511: Water Resources Engineering                                  (3 Units)

Element of water resources and utilization.Hydraulics of open channels and wells.Drainage, Hydrograph analysis.Reservoir and flood0routing.Hydrological forecasting.  Hydraulic structures i.e. Dams, Dykes/leaves.  Weirs, Docks and Harbors, spillways, Stilling basis, man holes and coastal. Hydraulic structures etc.  engineering economy in Water Resources Planning, Water resources evaluation.


CVE512:Design of Hydraulic Structures                              (3 Units)

Hydraulic models, hydraulic design. Criteria, problems of reservoirs, river training and regulations, transition structures, dams, weirs, spillways, gates and outlet works, stilling basins. Cofferdams, breakwaters, moldes, surge tanks. Design of municipal storm drains, land drainage systems culverts and bridge.Design of drainage inlets, manholes and catch basins. Introduction to multiple purpose designs involving flood control, water supply, irrigation, recreation, drainage navigation and erosion control.


CVE513:Construction Management                                     (3 Units)

Construction planning and administration cost control policies and procedures, incentives, financial control. Network analysis. Arrow diagrams, construction of a network scheduling, time scales and project duration. Structure of the construction industry. Design and construction teams, statutory authorities, approval processes, notices etc. Pre and post – contract planning; project evaluation tendering, site organization and coordination, productivity and resource management, fast tracking etc. operations research, applications in construction management, linear programming, sentencing, queuing theory and work study.


CVE514: Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems Design. (3 Units)

Analysis and design of civil and environmental engineering project from the viewpoint of the whole. Interactions between the individual components (subsystems) and the effects of such on the overall system.Optimal operation of the projects; as measured by stability, ease of operation, and economic returns. Systems management (operational research) techniques and applications in Civil and Environmental engineering modeling linear programming, dynamic programming PERT, CPM in systems management. Transportation problems, Queuing theory and applications.


CVE515:Drainage and Irrigation Engineering                     (3 Units)

Land classification: crop water requirement. Crop: Irrigation requirements; Farm delivery requirement; Diversion requirements; Soil water relationships, Movement of soil moisture, measurement of infiltration and soil moisture. Irrigation, water quality.Irrigation planning criteria. Irrigation methods, supplemental irrigation, irrigation structures, Design, construction, operation and maintenance of surface, sub0surface and sprinkler irrigation systems. Surveys and investigation: sources of water, soils and salinity. Water tables: Drainage structures, subsurface drains. Design criteria drain size, materials use; installation of subsurface drains, pumping for drainage and maintenance of drains. Urban storm drainage.Land drainage.Land reclamation.


CVE516: Environmental Engineering                                               (3 Units)

Basic concepts and theory and design of solid waste collection and disposal systems. Filed and laboratory sampling and monitoring of solid wastes. Analysis of municipal, industrial and agricultural solid wastes.Solid waste handling and disposal methods.Air pollution.Air0borne waste and the control of atmospheric pollution, sources, type and effects of air pollutants, analysis of particulate and gaseous pollutant by classical and instrumental methods.Meteorological phenomena affecting dispersal or deposit.Methods of pollution control including use of fuels and cleaning of gas.


CVE517:Quantity Surveying                                                             (3 Units)

Bills of quantities; price build up, analysis of work content and method statement. SMM specifications, resource rate etc. Types of building contracts: measurement and cost reimbursement contracts. Condition of contracts.Measurement contracts.Final accounts measurement. Fixing of rates, estimation etc. analysis of tender and evaluation of building project.Variation and interim certificate preparation.The scope of civil and environmental works and methods of measurement.Site investigation and site clearance. Excavation, dredging and filing, geotechnical processes. Earthworks, embankment and cuttings.Retaining walls. Piling, road and railway work, bridges and culverts. Tunneling.


CVE518: Advanced Soil Mechanics                                      (3 Units)

Summary of common clay minerals.Clay mineralogy and clay water systems.Rate of consolidation.Accelerating consolidation with sand drains and surcharge. Shear strength of saturated clays. Undrained vane shear test. Review of slope stability of circular slip surfaces. Foundation subjected to dynamic to dynamic forces. Maintenance; Avoiding failures in construction materials and foundation. Students will write and present in class a report on a given topic on soil mechanics and foundation engineering. Students will present a term paper using the most recent computer software for slope stability analysis.


CVE519: Advanced Structural Engineering                                     (3 Units)

Matrix methods of structural analysis: Flexibility and stiffness methods, Derivation of flexibility and stiffness coefficients. Finite difference and finite element techniques. Derivation of computationalmolecules. Analysis of building frames subjected to lateral forces. Model analysis of structure using direct and indirect methods.Damped and un0damped dynamic response of structures to time0dependent loadings.Forced and free vibrations of one0degree of freedom systems.Introduction to computational packages.


CVE520:Transportation Engineering                                   (3 Units)

Design of intersection and interchanges, Parking, Geometric design.Engineering and Operational characteristics of different modes of Transport; Train, buses, taxi, motor cycle, bicycle etc. land, sea and Air transportation characteristics.Introduction of current techniques in transportation planning including the development and use of mathematical models for trip generation, distribution, modal split and traffic assignment.Co0ordination of city planning and Transportation engineering.Features of modern railways, subways, airfields and sea ports.Conjunctive use and coordination of various transportation systems.


CVE599:  Project                                                                         (6 Units)

Taken in each of the final year semesters – total of 6 units) Final year students’ individual or group projects in one of the several areas of Civil Engineering, under the supervision of the academic staff of the Department or School. These independent projects may involve literature research, design, elementary fabrication, construction or feasibility studies. A formal report or this is required at eh end of the year. Students may also be required to present their results orally before a panel of examiners