Department of Civil Engineering

CVE 501
Engineering Economics
CVE 501 | CVE | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is for engineering students who are studying their first formal course in engineering economy. It is concerned with economic analysis of alternatives by widely used non-mathematically sophisticated methods. Its purpose is to give the student a sound understanding of the basic aspects of the subject and some insight into approaches that can be used for making sound economic decisions concerning the types of problems he is likely to encounter in other engineering courses and in his career. As a course, which focus is to impart useful skills and enhance the ability to make practical choice in situations with alternative financial profiles, a rigorous tutorials/worked example sessions have been included.

CVE 503
Structural Engineering I
CVE 503 | CVE | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

Plastic methods of structural analysis of beams and frames.Influence lines for redundant structures – Mueller-Breslau’s Principle and Newmarks 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.

CVE 505
Water and Wastewater Engineering
CVE 505 | CVE | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

The course is a compulsory final year course for students of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This course aims to provide fundamental knowledge on the design and management of water supply system and sanitation facilities. Students who want to pursue careers in the Water and Environmental aspect of Civil Engineering may find the course very useful. The practical aspect of the course helps students to explore the design fundamentals for water supply, treatment and water distribution system. Courses to be covered include water and wastewater inter-relationship, water health, elements of water chemistry as well as elements of wastewater microbiology, wastewater collection, treatment and disposal.

CVE 509
Water and Wastewater Engineering
CVE 509 | CVE | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

The course is a compulsory course for all final year students of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The contents of this course is structured to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills required to write technical reports particularly their Industrial Training and Project reports. Students will learn more on technical reporting and presentation skills that are essentials in practicing. Students will also learn in this class the use of computers for word processing, descriptive data analysis and preparation of slides for presentation.

CVE 511
Water Resources Engineering
CVE 511 | CVE | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

This course is designed to provide Civil Engineering students the basic knowledge required to practice as a water resources engineer. The course provides guide to practical planning, design, construction and operation of facilities to control and utilize water. The course assists students to develop solution to real world hydrologic and hydraulic problems using the governing analysis and design methods. Topics to be covered in this course are: Hydraulic structures (i.e. dams, reservoirs, spillways, still basin, weir etc.), erosion problems (types, occurrence, factors affecting occurrence, erosion mitigation methods) Urban drainage problems, hydraulics of open channels and well, urban water management, hydrograph analysis and flood routing.

CVE 513
Construction Management
CVE 513 | CVE | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

The course is a compulsory final year course for students of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This course aims to provide fundamental knowledge on Construction Project Management. Students who want to pursue their careers in Construction Project Management in aspect of Civil Engineering may find the course very useful. The practical aspect of the course will help students to explore the design fundamentals principles in Construction Project Management Framework, Developing Project Construction Time Schedule, and Developing Project Resource Plans. Courses to be covered include 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 process, notices etc., pre and post contract planning; Project evaluation tendering; Site organization and co-ordination; Productivity and resource management; fast tracking etc., Operation research applications in construction, Linear Programming, sentencing, queuing theory and whole study.

CVE 515
Irrigation Engineering and Drainage
CVE 515 | CVE | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

Irrigation engineering Lecture 1: definition of irrigation The principals of irrigation; rainfed irrigation and artificial irrigation. Lecture 2: Irrigation practice. What are the types of irrigation practice? Covering delivery methods of surface irrigation; sub-surface irrigation; overhead irrigation and trickling or drip irrigation. Lecture 3: physical characteristics of soils; the management of soli particle size; soil shape; soil structure; infiltration characteristics, drainage characteristics. Lecture 4: Moisture and soils The behaviour of moisture and soils; full capacity; permanent wilting; plant available moisture; soil suction Lecture 5: crop water requirements The energy balance; water evaporation; lysimetry and open pan evaporimeters; methods of calculating evaporation penman methods; thornthwaie methods. Lecture 6: irrigation scheduling The irrigation water balance; water deficits; seasonal timing of irrigation and irrigation rates. Lecture 5: plant physiology and soil water Availability of soil water; suction pressures, plant physiology in relation to soil moisture. Lecture 8: irrigation Efficiency Irrigation methods added to irrigation; subsurface irrigation and sprinkling irrigation efficiency. Lecture 9: Design of irrigation systems – layout of systems; flow controls. Lecture 10: saline and alkali soils Occurrence; Effect of vegetation soil and water classification; Description of soil types and management of soil chemistry Lecture 11: drainage of Irrigated Lands Reasons for Drainage, over waling and leaching practices Rainfall, canal seepage; seepage under structure; Artesian conditions; floods, surface drainage, surface drainage in fields ,surface drainage channels, disposal of drainage waters, drainage structure and salinity Lecture 12- subsurface drainage practices, water table control, soils of low permeability. Foreign water, field drainage pipes, water table investigations. Lecture 13- design of subsurface drainage system; field condition and simplifying assumption; Houghordts solution to the steady state drainage problem. The USBR method for a fluctuating water table. Field measure of hydraulic conductivity. Calculation of depth and spacing drainage pipe diameter and gradient. Drainage channel. Design and constructing. Lecture 14- municipal drainage; channelization and flood control. River drainage and manure Lecture 15- Transport Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) of drainage activity.

CVE 517
Quantity Surveying
CVE 517 | CVE | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

CVE 517 is an elective course for 500 level civil engineering students. The course is designed primarily for students in civil engineering discipline. Quantity surveying is consisted of Taking-off, Working-up, Abstracting, Draft Billing and Priced Billing. The course’s focus is to impart useful knowledge on the students in order to enhance their understanding of Bill of Quantities(B.O.Q) or Bill of Engineering Measurement and Evaluation(B.E.M.E), Price build up analysis of work content and method statement, SMM specification, resource rate, types of building contracts: measurement and cost reimbursement contracts, condition of contracts measurement contracts, final account measurement, fixing rates, estimating etc. Some of the topics to be covered include analysis of tender and evaluation of building project, variation and interim certificate preparation, the scope of civil engineering works and method of measurement, site investigation and site clearance, Excavation, dredging and filling, geotechnical processes, earthworks, embankments and cuttings, retaining-walls, pilling, road and railway work, bridges and culverts, tunnelling, etc.

CVE 502
Engineering Management
CVE 502 | CVE | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is an explanatory first course in management in engineering and allied Industry. It has a focus of impacting useful understanding of varied natures of each resource and behavioural pattern when all are combined in production system. The theory shall be embedded with tutorial sessions/cases studies.

CVE 504
Structural Engineering II
CVE 504 | CVE | 2nd Semester |

Course Synopsis

• Composite Design and Construction in Steel and Reinforced Concrete  Introduction  Design procedure  Design of the composite section at the ultimate limit state  Design of shear connectors  Transverse reinforcement in the concrete flange  Deflection checks at the serviceability limit state • Design of Structural Foundations  General considerations  Pad footings  Combined footings  Strap footings  Strip footings  Raft foundations  Design of pile caps • Design of Prestressed Concrete  Introduction  Methods of prestressing  Analysis of concrete section under working loads  Design for the serviceability limit state  Analysis and design at the ultimate limit state • Tall buildings – Shear Distribution, Lifts, Shafts, Shear Walls  Analysis of lateral forces using the shear force distribution coefficient method (D-value method)  Shear walls preliminaries  Design of shear walls • Design Assignments / Projects

CVE 506
Highway and Transportation Systems
CVE 506 | CVE | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed to provide students undertaking it the basic knowledge required to plan, design, maintain and manage operations of highways, railways, airports and other transportation systems. Topics to be covered in this course are: highway planning and traffic surveys and analysis, traffic management and control, design of traffic signals, rail and air transport systems, coordination of all transportation media (land, sea, and air modes), pavement design and construction methods, parking, transportation planning and economics.

CVE 508
Geotechnical Engineering
CVE 508 | CVE | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Consolidation and settlement: One-dimensional consolidation. The oedometer test. Primary and secondary consolidation. Immediate and consolidation settlements. Analysis of total and time rate 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. Mohr-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. Short term and long term slope stability problems. Unsupported vertical cuts. Effects of tension cracks on slope stability.

CVE 510
Construction Engineering
CVE 510 | CVE | 2nd Semester |

Course Synopsis

The course is a compulsory final year course for students of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This course aims to provide fundamental knowledge on Construction Engineering Practice Management. Students who want to pursue their careers in Construction Engineering Practice Management in aspect of Civil Engineering may find the course very useful. The practical aspect of the course will help students to understanding the basic principles of Construction Site Management Framework, Developing Construction Techniques, Time Schedule, and Developing Project Resource, Plans and selection of Construction Equipment. Courses to be covered include Basic Principles relating to excavating, Earth Works, earth Moving, Construction Equipment, Theory of Basement and Tunnel Construction, Site planning and Administration/ Safety control policies and procedures, incentives financial control. Advance Building Structural Systems, Space Frames, Folded Plates, Arches etc. Construction Materials, Maintenance, Communication, Staircases, Reinforced Concrete Retaining walls etc.

CVE 512
Design of Hydraulic Structures
CVE 512 | CVE | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Hydraulic structures can be defined as structures that have contact or relationship with hydraulic materials in nature, such as water, oil, gas and hydrocarbon. These structures are normally affected by the nature of materials they come in contact with either as imposed, superimposed or resistive loads. The nature of these interaction introduces the multiple or auxiliary forces which tend to create structural instability. These forces which add additional loadings makes these structures to become somehow difficult to analyse the course hydraulic structure is a hybrid of hydraulics and structures therefore, is set to identify these type of structures and to prescribe safe method of analysis and design. Research have, however, shown that hydraulic structures are heavy structures and is beginning to constitute 80% of the structures encountered in nature.

CVE 514
Civil Engineering Systems Analysis and Design
CVE 514 | CVE | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Analysis and design of civil engineering projects 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 (operations research) techniques and applications in civil engineering – modelling linear programming, dynamic programming PERT – CPM in systems management. Transportation problems, Queuing theory and applications.

CVE 516
Environmental Engineering
CVE 516 | CVE | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

The course is an elective final year course for students who wish to pursue a career in the environmental aspect of Civil Engineering. However, students who want to pursue careers in other aspects of Civil Engineering but who are interested in acquiring knowledge in the engineering of the environment may find the course very useful. Students in other branches of Engineering may also find the course relevant. The practical aspect of the course helps students to harness the resources present in the environment while safeguarding the health and well being of man. Courses to be covered include solid waste collection and disposal systems, types and effects of air pollution, noise and noise pollution, as well as water quality characteristics and analysis.