Department of Civil Engineering

AGE301
Engineering Statistics
AGE301 | CVE | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is meant to expose students in the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology to the principles of engineering statistics. Topics to be covered include: Descriptive statistics: mean, median, mode, charts and frequency distribution curve. Probability distribution; normal distribution, binomial distribution in relation to engineering problems. Linear and multiple regressions, correlations, Analysis of Variance and degree of confidence. Interpretation of statistical results and interference. Statistical models, computer applications in statistics to engineering problems.

AGY 209
Geology for Engineers I
AGY 209 | CVE | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

The focus is to expose the civil engineering students to basic and applied geological principles for solving earthwork problems often encountered while executing civil engineering projects. Topics to be covered include: Summary of the structure of the planet earth. Minerals and rocks; the common rock-forming minerals- 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.

CVE 301
Basic Civil Engineering
CVE 301 | CVE | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Basic Civil Engineering is a compulsory course for 300 level students in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This course aims to introduce the students to the meaning of Civil Engineering, Engineering and Technology. It enables the students to know varying specialties in Civil Engineering and the requirements to be fulfilled to become a certified Engineer. Responsibilities of the profession are taught and the career opportunities in various specialties are exposed to the student during the course of the lecture which they may find very useful.

CVE 303
Fluid Mechanics
CVE 303 | CVE | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course provides some basic principles of fluid mechanics. Fluid mechanics may be defined as the study of behaviour of fluids under the influence, of forces. These forces are stresses and velocities that occur in a Newtonian and non Newtonian fluid in motion or at rest. The course is thought under two broad topics Viz; fluid statics and fluid dynamics. Fluid statics is the study of forces which keeps fluids in static equilibrium while fluid dynamics deals with the motion of fluids and forces which keep them in motion. Fluid dynamics can be subdivided into hydrodynamics and gas dynamics. Hydrodynamics is the study of fluid flows where there are no density changes. The flow of liquids falls into this category mainly but it also includes the flow of gases at low speeds. A subdivision of hydrodynamics is called hydraulics, which is the study of flow where density changes occur such as high speed gases flow through conduits or over solid surfaces. Aerodynamics is the study of gas flow which combines both low speed and high speed flows. The course will consist of theory and laboratory practical experiments. It is believed that the course will cover both B.Eng and Bsc degree levels for most universities in the field of fluid mechanics. It could also serve as an introductory course for masters degree programme in fluid engineering for most universities all over the world.

CVE 305
Strength of Materials II
CVE 305 | CVE | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

Advanced topics in bending moments and shear forces in beam. Theory of bending of beams. Deflection of beams. Unsymmetrical bending and shear centre and application. Strain energy. Biaxial and triaxial states of stress. Transformation of stresses. Mohrs Circle. Failure theories. Springs. Creep, fatigue, fracture and stress concentration. Advanced moment distribution methods, sway effects and modified stiffness methods for multibay and multi-storey structures. Ultimate load analysis. Model analysis. Matrix methods of analysis.

MTS 315
Engineering Mathematics
MTS 315 | CVE | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is the first course in Mathematical sciences designed for students in School of Engineering only. The focus of the course is to teach students an application of mathematics in the real life problems in the area of Engineering.Topics to be covered include first order ordinary differential equations ,Existence and uniqueness theorem, second order ordinary differential equations, linear dependence, Wronskian, reduction of undetermined coefficient, variation of parameters, general theory of nth order linear equation, Series solution about ordinary and regular points, special functions, Bessel , Lengendre and Hypergeometric. Laplace transform and application to initial value problems.

CVE 302
Basic Hydrology
CVE 302 | CVE | 2nd Semester |

Course Synopsis

This course is fundamental and first course in the field of water resources and environmental engineering designed primarily for undergraduate students in civil and environmental engineering. However, the content also meets the need in other engineering discipline such as agricultural and environmental engineering as it provides a general introduction to the formation and movement of water on the surface and beneath the earth surface. Topics to be covered in this course span across Descriptive and Quantitative Hydrology. Under descriptive hydrology, emphasis will be on hydrologic cycle (i.e. water cycle) and its components while quantitative hydrology will deal with the mathematical relationship between rainfall & runoff, hydrological forecasting and groundwater occurrence and abstraction.

CVE 304
Structural Mechanics
CVE 304 | CVE | 2nd Semester |

Course Synopsis

Advanced topics in bending moments and shear forces in beam. Theory of bending of beams. Deflection of beams. Unsymmetrical bending and shear centre and application. Strain energy. Biaxial and triaxial states of stress. Transformation of stresses. Mohrs Circle. Failure theories. Springs. Creep, fatigue, fracture and stress concentration. Advanced moment distribution methods, sway effects and modified stiffness methods for multibay and multi-storey structures. Ultimate load analysis. Model analysis. Matrix methods of analysis.

CVE 306
Soil Mechanics
CVE 306 | CVE | 2nd Semester |

Course Synopsis

Mineralogy of soils, soil structure, origin of soils – rocks and minerals. Formation of soils, and soil deposits, soil properties. Soil in water relationship-void 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.

CVE 308
Design of Structures I
CVE 308 | CVE | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

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).

CVE 310
Civil Engineering Materials
CVE 310 | CVE | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

It is important to understand the types, properties and importance of the materials used in civil engineering construction in order to be able to assess their behaviour in service. In this course students will be thought the different materials with their areas of applicability. The material aspects to be covered are Concrete technology – this will include the constituent materials - Cements, aggregates, admixtures e.t.c; 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, glass, lime pricks mud, etc. application to buildings, roads and bridges

CVE 312
Civil Engineering Materials
CVE 312 | CVE | 2nd Semester |

Course Synopsis

It is important to understand the types, properties and importance of the materials used in civil engineering construction in order to be able to assess their behaviour in service. In this course students will be thought the different materials with their areas of applicability. The material aspects to be covered are Concrete technology – this will include the constituent materials - Cements, aggregates, admixtures e.t.c; 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, glass, lime pricks mud, etc. application to buildings, roads and bridges

MTS 316
Engineering Mathematics II
MTS 316 | CVE | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is the second course for all engineering students designed for 300 level and allied disciplines to introduce them to some mathematical methods to solve engineering problems whose resulting models are differential equations. 2 However, this course also meets the need of students in other fields of physics, earth sciences, e.t.c, as a course that provides methods of solution to solve integral calculus. Topics to be covered include, Gamma and beta functions; Stirling’s formula. Strum-Liouville’s equations. Examples of Sturm-Liouville equations - Lengendre polynomials and Bessel functions. Orthogonal polynomial and functions. Fourier series and integrals: Fourier transforms. Partial Differential Equations (PDE): general and particular solutions, linear equations with constant coefficients; first and second order equations, solutions of the heat, wave and laplace equations by method of separation of variables; eigenfunction expansions; fourier transformation.