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Abu Zaria 100 Level Civil Engineering Courses
100 Level First Semester Courses
Course Code | Course Title | Credit Units |
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CHEM101 | Introductory General Chemistry | 2 |
CHEM121 | Introductory Inorganic Chemistry | 2 |
CHEM161 | Introductory Chemistry Practical I | 1 |
PHYS131 | Heat & Properties of Matter | 2 |
PHYS161 | General Practical Physics I | 1 |
MATH101 | Set Theory & Number System | 2 |
MATH103 | Trigonometry & Coordinate Geometry | 2 |
MATH105 | Differential and Integral Calculus | 2 |
PHYS111 | Introductory Mechanics | 2 |
COSC101 | Introduction to Computing | 2 |
GENS101 | Nationalism | 1 |
GENS103 | English and Communication Skills | 2 |
100 Level Second Semester Courses
Course Code | Course Title | Credit Units |
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CHEM112 | Introductory Physical Chemistry | 2 |
CHEM132 | Introductory Organic Chemistry | 2 |
CHEM162 | Introductory Chemistry Practical II | 1 |
EEEN102 | Introduction to Engineering Profession | 1 |
GENS102 | Environmental Health | 1 |
MATH102 | Algebra | 2 |
MATH104 | Conic Sections and Application of Calculus | 2 |
MATH106 | Vectors and Dynamics | 2 |
PHYS122 | Electricity, Magnetism and Modern Physics | 2 |
PHYS124 | Geometric and Wave Optics | 2 |
PHYS162 | General Physics Practical II | 1 |
STAT102 | Introductory Statistics II | 2 |
100 Level Elective
Course Code | Course Title | LT | Lab | Credit Units |
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GENS104 | History of Scientific Ideas | 15 | 1 |
Abu Zaria 200 Level Civil Engineering Courses
200 Level First Semester Courses (Pre-Requisite: TCUE 24)
Course Code | Course Title | Credit Units | Pre-Requisite |
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CVEN201 | Introduction to Structural Analysis | 2 | |
CVEN211 | Introduction to Transportation Engineering | 1 | |
EEEN201 | Electrical Circuit & Field Theory | 2 | PHYS122 |
EEEN203 | Electric Machine, Power and Installation | 2 | PHYS162 |
MATH241 | Calculus I | 3 | MATH105 |
MATH243 | Methods of Linear Algebra I | 2 | MATH106 |
MEEN201 | Engineering Graphics | 2 | MATH103 |
MMEN201 | Fundamental of Material Science | 2 | |
WREN201 | Fluid Mechanics I | 2 |
200 Level First Electives Courses
Course Code | Course Title | Credit Units |
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GENS201 | Moral Philosophy | 1 |
URPL205 | Urban Land Use Component | 2 |
ARCH101 | Graphic Communications | 2 |
200 Level Second Semester Courses
Course Code | Course Title | Credit Units |
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CHEN202 | Introduction to Management | 1 |
CVEN298 | SWEP | |
EEEN202 | Electronics, Measurements and Transducers | 2 |
GENS202 | Entrepreneurship and Innovation | 2 |
MATH242 | Calculus II | 2 |
MATH243 | Methods of Linear Algebra II | 3 |
MEEN202 | Engineering Drawing | 3 |
MEEN204 | Strength of Materials I | 2 |
MEEN206 | Fundamentals of Dynamics | 2 |
MEEN208 | Basic Thermodynamics | 2 |
Abu Zaria 300 Level Civil Engineering Courses
300 Level First Semester (Pre-Requisite: TCUE 48)
Course Code | Course Title | Credit Units | Pre-requisite |
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CVEN301 | Theory of Structures I | 2 | CVEN201 |
CVEN303 | Reinforced Concrete Fundamentals | 2 | CVEN201 |
CVEN305 | Mechanics of Materials | 2 | CVEN201 |
CVEN321 | Soil Mechanics | 3 | |
CVEN331 | Civil Engineering Materials I | 3 | |
GENS301 | Business Creation and Growth | 2 | |
LNSV331 | Surveying for Professionals I | 2 | |
MATH341 | Differential Equations and Transforms | 3 | MATH242 |
QTYS309 | Development Economics | 1 | |
STAT343 | Statistics | 2 | STAT102 |
WREN301 | Fluid Mechanics II | 3 | WREN201 |
300 Level First Semester Electives
Course Code | Course Title | Credit Units | Pre-requisite |
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MEEN309 | Applied Thermodynamics | 1 |
300 Level Second Semester
Course Code | Course Title | Credit Units | Pre-requisite |
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CVEN302 | Theory of Structures II | 2 | CVEN201 |
COSC344 | Basic Computer Knowledge and Fortran | 3 | |
CVEN304 | Design of Structural Elements | 2 | |
CVEN306 | Design of Concrete Structures | 3 | |
CVEN312 | Elements of Highway Design | 3 | |
CVEN322 | Engineering Geology | 3 | |
LNSV332 | Surveying for Professionals II | 2 | |
CVEN332 | Civil Engineering Materials II | 2 | |
MATH342 | Functions of Several Variables | 2 | |
WREN302 | Fluid Mechanics III | 2 | WREN201 |
300 Level Second Semester Electives
Course Code | Course Title | Credit Units | Pre-requisite |
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URPL204 | Site Planning | 1 | |
URPL206 | Urban Economic | 2 | |
ARCH204 | Architectural Graphics | 2 |
Abu Zaria 400 Level Civil Engineering Courses
400 Level First Semester (Pre-Requisite: TCUE 72)
Course Code | Course Title | LT | Lab | Credit Units | Pre-requisite |
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CVEN401 | Theory of Structures III | 30 | 2 | ||
CVEN403 | Reinforced Concrete Serviceability Limit State | 30 | 2 | CVEN303 | |
CVEN405 | Design of Steel Structures | 30 | 2 | CVEN305 | |
CVEN411 | Transportation Engineering | 30 | 2 | CVEN211 | |
CVEN413 | Highway Engineering | 30 | 2 | CVEN312 | |
CVEN421 | Geotechnical Design of Foundation | 45 | 3 | CVEN321 | |
CVEN441 | Engineering Computer Methods | 30 | 2 | COSC344 | |
MATH443 | Numerical Analysis | 45 | 3 | ||
STAT443 | Design of Experiments and Quality Control | 30 | 2 | ||
QTYS421 | Law for Engineers | 15 | 1 | ||
WREN401 | Hydraulics and Hydrology | 45 | 3 | WREN301 |
400 Level Second Semester
Course Code | Course Title | Credit Units | Pre-requisite |
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CVEN499 | Industrial Attachment (SIWES) | 6 | TCUE 72 |
Abu Zaria 500 Level Civil Engineering Courses
500 Level First Semester (Pre-Requisite: TCUE 120)
Course Code | Course Title | Credit Units | Pre-requisite |
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CVEN501 | Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures | 3 | CVEN403 |
CVEN503 | Plastic Design of Steel Structures | 2 | CVEN405 |
CVEN511 | Traffic Engineering | 3 | CVEN411 |
CVEN521 | Design of Soil Structures | 3 | CVEN421 |
CVEN597 | Final Year Project I | 3 | |
QTYS407 | Measurement of Civil Engineering Works I | 2 | |
WREN503 | Engineering Hydrology | 3 | WREN401 |
500 Level First Semester Electives
Course Code | Course Title | Credit Units | Pre-requisite |
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CVEN505 | Advanced Theory of Structures | 2 | CVEN401 |
CVEN507 | Advanced Reinforced Concrete | 2 | CVEN403 |
CVEN513 | Airport Engineering | 2 | CVEN411 |
CVEN523 | Advanced Foundation Engineering | 2 | CVEN421 |
500 Level Second Semester
Course Code | Course Title | Credit Units | Pre-requisite |
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CVEN502 | Theory of Structures IV | 2 | |
CVEN504 | Prestressed Concrete Structures | 2 | |
CVEN506 | Timber Structures | 3 | |
CVEN512 | Transportation Planning | 3 | |
CVEN598 | Final Year Project II | 3 | |
QTYS508 | Measurement of Civil Engineering Works III | 2 | |
WREN514 | Environmental Engineering | 2 |
500 Level Second Semester
Course Code | Course Title | Credit Units | Pre-requisite |
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CVEN508 | Precast Concrete Structures | 2 | |
CVEN514 | Railway Engineering | 2 | CVEN413 |
CVEN516 | Bridge Engineering | 3 | CVEN401 |
CVEN522 | Rock Mechanics | 3 | CVEN322 |
CVEN532 | Construction Materials | 3 | CVEN331 |
Abu Zaria Civil Engineering Courses Content
100 Level Courses: First Semester CHEM 101: Introductory General Chemistry (2 Credit Units) |
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Atoms; molecules; elements and compounds; laws of chemical combination; the mole concept; gross features of atomic structures; periodic table; chemical bonding and shape of molecules; oxidation & reduction reactions; the general concept of acids and bases; hydration and hydrolysis; and weak and strong electrolytes. |
CHEM 121: Introductory Inorganic Chemistry (2 Credit Units) |
Periodic table (Gradation of physical and chemical properties within the table, the first transition elements series, and comparison of chemistry of the elements of periods and): transition metal complexes (nomenclatures, isomerism and hybridization involving d-orbitals). |
CHEM 161: Introductory Practical chemistry I (1 Credit Unit) |
Basic apparatus; terminologist; safety regulations; basic working skills in the chemical laboratory; acid-based titratin; redox titration; weighing and gravimetric analysis. |
GENS 103: English & Communication Skills (2 Credit Units) |
Speaking Skill: Active listening skills, Elicting views and comments, Agreeing and disagreeing techniques, Persuasions and counter argument, Clarifying and checking skills Interrupting skills, Signalling devices, Body language, meetings, presentation. Pronunciation: Problems individual sounds Elements of connected speech, intonation and pitch. Reading: Skimming and scanning, identifying main ideas, Understanding gist. Writing: understanding purpose, planning and organization, Style and register changing convections of electronic media. Structure and Vocabulary: Overview of tense system, principles of word grammar, common idiomatic language, common transfer error Modifying techniques, hypothesis and like hood. |
MATH 101: Set theory and Number system (2 Credit Units) |
Set (definition of set, finite and infinite sets, equality of sets, subsets, union, intersection, universal set, complements empty set Venn diagram, symmetric difference, power sets, De-Morgan theorems, inclusion-exclusion principle, elements of relations and functions); some properties of number systems (natural numbers, integers, rational, irrational and real, order relations in the set of numbers, open and closed intervals on the number line); complex numbers (definition of a complex number, addition, multiplication and division, geometric interpretation modules and conjugation, polar representation, De moivre’s theorem, nth roots of a complex number, nth roots of unity). |
MATH 103: Trigonometry & Co-ordinate Geometry (2 Credit Units) |
Circuit measures (trigonometric rations of angles of any magnitude, inverse trigonometric functions); addition formula (sin (A-B), cos (A-B), tan (A-B) and their proofs, multiple and half angles, solutions of simple trigonometric equations, factor formula, solution of triangles heights and distances including three-dimensional problems); plane polar co-ordinates (relation between polar and Cartesian co-ordinates, plotting and sketching of simple curve whose polar equations are known); co-ordinate geometry of lines and circles (pair of straight lines and system of circles with emphasis on concepts rather than formulae. |
MATH 105: Differential & Integral Calculus (2 Credit Units) |
Functions of real variable (odd, even periodic functions and their symmetries, graphs limits and continuity); differentiation (first principle techniques of differentiation in general, higher derivatives); integration (integration as the inverse of differentiation, techniques of integration in general, definite integral); Rate of change (velocity, acceleration and other rates); curve sketching (asymptotes, maxima and maxima and minima, shall increments, approximations and errors, newton’s approximation, simple application of integration to areas and volumes); differential equations (first order differential equations only). |
PHYS 111: Introductory Mechanics (2 Credit Units) |
Unit and Dimensions; Dimension methods for checking the correctness of equations and for deriving simple relations; vectors and Scalar Quantities; projectiles; Newton laws; Conservation laws; linear Motion; Concept of Force; Elastic Collisions; Work, Energy and power; Circular Motion; simple Harmonic motion; Motion of rigid body; Statics, Gravitational potential circular orbit, escape velocity. |
PHYS 131: Heat and Properties of Matter (2 Credit Units) |
Structure of solids, liquids and gases; kinetic theory of ideal gases; Elasticity, Surface Tension; Fluids in motion: Solid Friction and viscosity; Bernoulli’s law, Aerofoil; thermodynamics; EM radiation provost’s theory of heat exchange; thermal radiation detectors; optical pyrometer; Calorimetric; Thermal Expansion and Heat Transfer. |
100 Level Courses Second Semester CHEM 112: Introductory physical Chemistry (2 Credit Units) |
States of matter; kinetic theory; colligative properties, structure of solids; crystal lattice structures; thermochemistry; chemical kinetics of first and second-order reactions; chemical equilibrium; Buffer solution; hydrolysis constants and solubility products; and electrochemistry. |
CHEM 132: Introductory Organic Chemistry (2 Credit Units) |
Scope of organic chemistry; types of organic compounds and determination of molecular formulae, alkanes, alkynes and simple aromatic compounds; types of organic. |
CHEM 162: Introductory Practical Chemistry II (1 Credit Unit) |
Qualitative analysis of inorganic anions and cation; and organic qualitative analysis. |
MATH 102: Algebra (2 Credit Units) |
Quadratic and other polynomial functions (elementary properties of quadratic expressions, roots of quadratic equations, application to symmetric functions, polynomial functions of third and fourth degrees, remainder theorem, location of roots, permutation and combination); notion of factorials (nPr, nCr and simple applications, mathematical induction principle and applications); binomial theorem (expansion of all rational index, interval of convergence, approximations and errors). |
MATH 104: Conic Section and Application (2 Credit Units) |
Conic (properties of parabola, ellipse, hyperbola, rectangular hyperbola, their Certesian and parametric equations, problems involving elimination of parameters, tangents and normals). |
MATH 106: Vector and Dynamic (2 Credit Units) |
Vectors (geometric representation of vectors in 1-3 dimensions, components, direction cosines, addition, scalar multiplication, linear independence of vectors, scalar and vector products of vectors, differentiation and integration of vectors w.r.t. a scalar variable); dynamics (kinematics of a particle, components of velocity and acceleration of a particle moving in a plane, force, momentum, laws of motion under gravity, projectiles, resisted vertical motion, elastic strings, simple pendulum, impulse, impact of two smooth spheres, and of a sphere and a smooth sphere). |
PHYS 122: Electricity, Magnetism and Modern Physics (2 Credit Units) |
Electric force; field and potential; electric flux and Gauss’s theorem; Capacitance; Current Electricity, Magnetic force; Magnetic Effects of current; Magnetic materials; Electromagnetic Induction; Alternating currents; Planck’s constant and quanta of light energy; photoelectric effect; Radioactivity Nuclear composition; binding energy Nuclear fission and fusion; Thermionic emission; rectification by diodes; the transistor. |
PHYS124: Geometric and Wave Optics (1 Credit Unit) |
Reflection; refractive index; snells law measurement of refractive index total internal reflection; air cell; Refraction through prism; minimum deviation; tens formula; lenses in contact; Newton formula; spherical and chromatic aberrations power of lenses; dispersive powers; classification of spectra. Optical instruments; Interference phenomenon Newton rings; Polarization Malu’s law; Polaroids. |
PHYS162: General Physics Practical II (1 Credit Unit) |
200 Level Courses First Semester CVEN 201: Fundamentals of Structural Analysis (2 Credit Units) |
Concept of Structural analysis, Stability and determinacy of frameworks. Analysis of statistically determinate structures. Bending moment and shear force diagrams for determinate beams. Beam deflection. Framework deflections and strain energy in frames. Suspension cables. Determinate arches, stability of gravity sections. |
CVEN211: Introduction to Transportation Engineering (1 Credit Unit) |
General Introduction, Water Transportation: Channel Regulations, Locks and Dams, Ports and Harbour, Pipeline: Gas, Liquid and Solid pipelines, Preliminary Study, Principles of Design and construction Requirements, Conveyors: Principles of Design, Airports: Operational Aspects of Air Transportation, Elements Affecting Location of Airports, Elements of Geometric Design, Ground Facilities, Earthwork, Drainage, Pavements. |
MATH 241: Calculus I (3 Credit Units) |
Sequences and functions: Infinite sequences; Units Functions and their limits. Differential calculus; Differentiability; Techniques; Applications; L’Hospital rule; Curvature, etc; Leibritz formula. Integration: Indefinite integrals; Techniques, reduction formula; the definite integrals; Applications. |
MATH 243: Methods of Linear Algebra I (2 Credit Units) |
Complex numbers (addition, multiplication, division, Argand diagram, polar representation, de-Moivre’s theorem); Vector Algebra (definition of vector and physical examples, addition, multiplication by scalar, scalar and vector products, triple products, components, applications in geometry); vector analysis (Cartesian and polar coordinates in two and three dimensions) Determinants and matrices (definition and properties of a determinant, its evaluation); matrices (addition, multiplication by scalar, product, adjoint, inverse of a non-singular matrix, rank and its evaluation); simultaneous linear equations, consistency, linear dependence, solutions); eigenvalues and eigenvectors; special matrices; symmetric, skew-symmetric, and orthogonal. |
MMEN 201: Material Science (2 Credit Units) |
Review (materials classification, atomic structure and bonding); Structure of perfect solids (lattices, spacing and cell volume, crystal structure and analysis); structure of imperfect solids (crystal defects) and equilibrium concentration, polymorphism, chain and larger structures, corrosion –inducing defects, phase transformation and equilibrium (one –component and multi-component systems, equilibrium diagrams). |
WREN 201: Fluid Mechanics I (2 Credit Units) |
Fluid properties. Properties of fluids, Determination of viscosity and its application to lubricated bearings. Fluid statics. Pressure intensity and pressure head, and their measurements. Hydrostatic forces on a submerged surface. Buoyancy and flotation. Fluid Kinematics. Classifications of fluid flow. Equation of continuity Bernoulli’s equation. Fluid mass under acceleration. Forced vertex. Flow measurement. Venturimeter, orifices, mouthpieces, nozzles, pitat tube and sharp crested weirs/notches. Steady flow through pipes. Darcy weishbach equation. Losses in pipelines, Hydraulic and energy gradient. Transmission of energy, Uniform flow in open channels. Chezy’s and Manning’s Equations. Economical rectangular and trapezoidal cross-sections. Compressible fluids. Isothermal and adiabatic follow. Continuity and energy equations, steady flow of gasses through venturimeter and pipes. |
200 Level Courses Second Semester CHEN 202: Introduction to Management (1 Credit Unit) |
Introduction (definition, uses and types of organization, need for management, the manager and its functions), planning, decisions makings, organizing, directing and leadership (motivation, communication and leadership); control. |
MATH 242: Calculus II (2 Credit Units) |
Infinite (number) series and their properties, test of convergence, complex number series; improper integers; partial differentiation; and ordinary differential equations. |
MEEN 204: Strength of Materials I (2 Credit Units) |
Stress; simple stress, shearing stress, bearing stress, thin wall cylinders, strain, stress diagram, Hook law, poisson’s ratio, thermal stress; torsion; torsion formula, flanged bolt; bolt; coupling helical springs; shear and bending moments diagrams; analytical and graphical deflection; buckling; special topics. Types of stresses and strains. Load extension diagrams. Hooke’s Law. Temperature stresses. Geometrical properties of plane areas. (Centroid. Moment of Inertia & Product of Inertia). Shearing force and Bending Movements for simply supported beams, Cantilever and overhanging beams. Theory of simple Bending and shearing stresses in Beams. Theory of Torsion in circular shafts (solid and hollow). |
MEEN 208: Basic Thermodynamics (2 Credit Units) |
Fundamental, The system, working substance, heat and work, ideal gas, pure substance, properties and state, ideal gas, kinetic theory of gases including discussion of the specific heat of gases. Phase process, cycle, temperature scales. Definition and Units of basic system parameters. Following topics with emphasis on hydrocarbon fluids: First Law of thermodynamics. Internal energy, enthalpy, phase rule, hear capacity, Volumetric properties of Pure Fluids, PVT Behaviour of pure substances, equation of state and correlation. Heat Effects with and without phase Change. Second Law of Thermodynamics. Heat engine, entropy. Volumetric Properties of Multi component Fluids: PVT. Behaviour of pure substances, equation of state and correlations. Heat effects with and without Phases change. Thermodynamics of flow in pipes, expansion and compression processes. Conversion of heat into work: Steam power plant – Internal combustion engines, auto and diesel engine. Heat Exchangers. Types, the overall heat transfer co-efficient, log mean temperature difference, parallel flow and counter flow heat exchanger, multiphase and cross-flow heat exchanger, the effective NTU relations. Boiling and condensation. Boiling curve for pool boiling condensation over vertical plates, empirical correlations. |
300 Level Courses First Semester CVEN 301: Theory of Structures I (2 Credit Units) Pre-Requisite: CVEN 201 |
Concept of reinforced concrete and historical development of its theory and practice. An introduction to different methods of analysis. Limit states. Review of physical and Civil properties of concrete and reinforcement. Safety factors. Ultimate limit state of bending. Analysis and design of singly reinforced cores sections. Doubly reinforced cross-sections. Flanged cross-sections. Bond and anchorage. Shear and punching shear. |
CVEN 305: Mechanics of Materials (2 Credit Units) Pre-Requisite: CVEN 201 |
Analysis of three – dimensional state of stress in structural systems. Principal stresses and maximum shear stresses. Analysis of three – dimensional state of strain; experimental stress analysis; strain gauges and applications. Energy theorems and applications for response of statically indeterminate structural systems. Strength theories applied to failure of structural elements. Analysis/design of compound and composite structural elements. Theory and design of slender members. Critical load and stresses. Euler’s theory and its limitations. Bending of curved bars and springs. |
CVEN 321: Soil Mechanics (3 Credit Units) |
Lectures Soil classification for engineering purpose. Soil as a multi-phase system. Seepage analysis in one and two dimensions. The principle of effective stress. Shear strength. Laboratory Soil classification on the basis of index properties. Particle size analysis. Soil compaction. Constant-head permeability test. Direct shear on sand. Soil compressibility. |
CVEN 331: Civil Engineering Materials I (3 Credit Units) |
Production, use and properties of cements. Production, use and properties of bricks and blocks (ceramic and sand-crete). Insulation and finishing materials (oats, papers, rendering and plasters) for roofs, floors, underground water retaining structures and foundations. |
CVEN 351: Aspects of Civil Engineering (1 Credit Unit) |
The engineering properties and behaviour of soils, concrete, timber and steel. The design of selected civil engineering structures, e.g., steel towers. |
MATH 341: Differential Equation & Transforms (3 Credit Units) |
Exact equations, linear equations of first and second order with variable coefficient, geometrical interpretation, Isoclines. Statement of existence theorem. Series solution of differential equation with non-singular points. Definition and properties of Bessel equation and Bessel function of the first kind. Definition and properties of the Legendre equation, polynomials, Fourier integrals and transforms, Laplace transform and its applications to the solution of differential equations. |
STAT343: Statistics (2 Credit Units) |
Importance of statistics, descriptive and inferential statistics, pictorial description of data, random sample selection, data classifications, frequency distributions, cumulative frequency distributions, graphical representation of data histograms, frequency polygon, measures of probability variation and the binomial distributions, Poisson distribution, normal distribution, correlation and regression analysis. Measure of central tendency. Measures of dispersion. Frequency distributions normal, Chi square, student’s-t, and F-distributions, estimations and hypothesis testing, confidence intervals analysis of variance. Regression analysis. Linear-simple and multiple polynomial-power, orthogonal, non-linear, step-wise. Correlation. |
300 Level Course Second Semester CVEN 302: Theory of Structures II (2 Credit Units) Pre-Requisite: CVEN 201 |
Influence lines for reactions, shears and bending moment in determinate beams, lattice girders and three hinged arches. Maximum moments and shear envelopes slope deflection method. Moment distribution method. Analysis of indeterminate beams and frames. Analysis of two hinged tied and fixed arches including numerical methods. Introduction to Plastic Analysis. Estimation of yield and collapse loads for simple beams and plane frames using virtual work methods. |
CVEN 304: Design of Structural Elements (2 Credit Units) Pre-Requisite: CVEN 201 |
Curtailment (development) of bars (simplified and precise). One way spanning and two-way spanning solid slabs. Columns, axially, eccentrically, biaxially loaded, short and slender. Torsion in RC. Deep beams, short cantilevers. Detailing and drawings of RC structures. General characteristics of steel and other metals: classification of metal structures, skeleton and shell system. Production of steel and other metals. Advantages and disadvantages of metal products. Loading of structural steel systems. Method of analysis and design of structural elements. Structural steel connections. |
CVEN 306: Design of Concrete Structures (3 Credit Units) Pre-Requisite: CVEN 201 |
Typical design of a complete storey (at least five storey) building with complete details from roof to the foundation using typical hand computation, computer programming to get moments, shears and using AUTOCAD to draw the details in addition to using hand to detail. Any other computer aided software for design. |
CVEN 312: Elements of Highway Design (2 Credit Units) |
Highway classification, planning and traffic volume forecast. Factors affecting route location, methods of route location. Geometric design of vertical and horizontal alignments. Correlation of vertical alignment with horizontal alignment. Transition curves and methods of applying super-elevation. Typical cross-section (urban/rural). Design of inter sections-at-grade and grade-separated intersections. Design examples based on AASHO and British Standard specifications. Design volume and speed. Factors which influence selection of design vehicle. Road surface characteristics, skid resistance tests on selected roads. |
CVEN322: Geology for Engineers (3 Credit Units) |
Classification of minerals and rocks; Geological structures; Maps; Surface and sedimentary processes; the collection and interpretation of geological data for engineering use; Engineering properties of intact rocks; Influence of discontinuities on rock mass behaviour. |
CVEN332: Civil Engineering Materials II (2 Credit Units) |
Production, use and properties of aggregates: concrete – mix design, quality control, special concrete (admixtures); production, use and properties of concrete; timber, Reinforcing steel bars and steel profiles for structures. |
MATH342: Functions of several Variables (2 Credit Units) |
Total differential and partial differentiation, chain rule for partial implicit function, gradient and its geometrical interpretations. DIV and CURL of vector field, Laplacian Maxima and minima, multiple integrals and their evaluation by change of variables, applications, volume mass centre of gravity, moment of inertia, surface and line integrals: green, gauss and stokes theorems. Series of function: Uniform convergence, Differentiation and integration of series, power series, radius of convergences, expansions of elementary functions in McLaren and Taylor series. Use of series to find values of integrals and roots periodic functions. Fourier series: definition and evaluation of Fourier coefficients. Expansion in Fourier sine-cosine series of a periodic function of period Fourier sine and cosine series for a function, defined on the integral (a,b). Complex exponential form of a Fourier series. |
400 Level Courses First Semester CVEN 401: Theory of Structures III (2 Credit Units) Pre-Requisite: CVEN 302 |
Influence lines for redundant plane frames, continuous beams, rigid frames and arches. Use of numerical methods for influence lines including Newmarks method. Advanced moment distribution analysis of multi-storey buildings with sway. Model analysis of structures (direct/indirect). Plastic analysis, collapse design-yield line analysis. Damped and undamped dynamic response of structures to periodic impulsive disturbances. |
CVEN 403: Reinforced Concrete Serviceability Limit States (2 Credit Units) Pre-Requisite: CVEN 303 |
Cracking moment. Uncracked fully cracked and partially cracked reinforced concrete sections. Calculation of width of cracks. Calculation of short term and long term deflections. Simplified methods for checking cracks and deflections. Fire resistance. Resistance to corrosion. |
CVEN405: Design of Steel Structures (2 Credit Units) Pre-Requisites: CVEN 302, 304 |
Introduction to structural steel design principles; design of members in tension (e.g. cables), compression (simple and compound columns) and bending (simple and compound beams, plate girders). Steel trusses. |
CVEN407: Design of Hydraulic Structures (2 Credit Units) Pre-Requisites: CVEN 302, 303 |
Eccentrically loaded structures; Limit state of cracking; Stress analysis for gravity, arch, earth fill, and rock fill dams, spillways and reservoirs; Design of water tanks and retaining walls; Criteria for stability. |
CVEN411: Transportation Engineering (2 Credit Units) Pre-Requisite: CVEN211 |
Railways: Planning and geometric design of track structure, rails, ballast, terminal facilities, rolling stock, sidings, turnouts; control of traffic operation. Airports: Operational aspects of air transportation, elements affecting location of airports; elements of geometric design ground facilities, earthworks, drainage, pavements; Transportation/Bituminous laboratory. |
CVEN413: Highway Engineering (2 Credit Units) Pre-Requisite: CVEN312 |
Earth – moving operations: Site inspection, factors affecting selection of construction equipment, economic utilization of construction equipment; Mass Haul Diagrams; Drainage and protection against erosion. Aesthetic and landscaping considerations; Highway structures: Bridges; culverts; tunnels, Highway materials and pavement design: suitability of soil and materials for pavement construction; Bituminous pavements, rigid pavements; machinery for construction; soil stabilization, maintenance of highways; Provision of access roads, parking facilities, and landscaping and drainage for building premises. |
CVEN421: Geotechnical Design of Foundations (3 Credit Units) Prerequisite: CVEN321 |
Compressibility, consolidation and settlement; Induced stresses and displacements; Rigid retaining structures; Shallow footings; Compensated foundations; Deep foundations and Dewatering. |
CVEN441: Engineering Computer Methods (2 Credit Units) Pre-Requisite: COSC344 |
Review of computer programming languages; elements of operations research techniques – linear programming etc. Introduction to finite difference/finite element methods. Computer applications to water resources allocation, control theory, traffic analysis and structural analysis/design. Special computer-aided design projects in specific fields (i.e., structural, transportation, geotechnical, water resources, and environmental engineering) of civil water engineering. |
500 Level Courses First Semester CVEN501: Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures (3 Credit Units) Pre-Requisite: CVEN403 |
Flat slabs, circular slabs, multispan slabs, hollow slabs, openings, lift slab stairs. Industrial halls. Precast elements and structures. Tall buildings. Wind load. Frames shear walls. Foundations. Retaining walls. Tanks. Bunkers and Silos. Airy’s and Jansen’s methods. Redistribution of moments and forces. Hydraulic structures. |
CVEN 503: Plastic Design of Steel Structures (2 Credit Units) Pre-Requisite: CVEN405 |
Design of steel structures, steel frame structures, connections in steel structures, industrial halls, tall buildings, towers, and shell systems (e.g., steel tanks, domes). |
CVEN 505: Advanced Theory of Structures (2 Credit Units) Pre-Requisite: CVEN401 |
Review and generalised tension methods for computing displacements of framed structures. Review and generalised tension methods for analysis of indeterminate framed structures. The elastic stability of structures. |
CVEN507: Advanced Reinforced Concrete Structures (2 Credit Units) Pre-Requisite: CVEN403 |
Review of design silos, tanks, shells, tall buildings, large panel precast building etc. design of members under torsion and biaxial bending of beams and columns. |
CVEN511: Traffic Engineering (3 Credit Units) Pre-Requisite: CVEN411 |
Capacity and level of service. Speed and delay studies. System of traffic signal controls. Safety measures. Lighting standards. Comprehensive transportation planning (basic concepts). Public transportation problems. Parking (survey and analysis). Project management and low Economical analysis Road user benefit analysis. Land acquisition and right-of-way. |
CVEN513: Airport Engineering (2 Credit Units) Pre-Requisite: CVEN411 |
Contemporary development of air transport. Air transport characteristics. Contemporary air plane stock characteristics. Fundamental notions and terms. International classification of airports by ICAO. Factors affecting airport location. Airfields and their elements. Geometric design of runways, taxiways and aprons. Typical schemes of runways layout. Principles of air terminals design. Air traffic operations and control. Earthworks design and calculation methods. Principles of rigid and flexible airfield pavements design. Soil stabilised runways, maintenance of runways. Drainage airfields, heliports. |
CVEN521: Design of Soil Structures (3 Credit Units) Pre-Requisite: CVEN421 |
Soil slopes. Flexible retaining structures. Reinforced earth. Earth dams and embankments. Hydraulic fracturing. The monitoring of geotechnical structures. |
CVEN523: Advanced Foundation Engineering (2 Credit Units) Pre-Requisite: CVEN421 |
Analysis, design and construction of foundations for buildings, bridges and other structures including excavation, footings, piling, caissons, retaining walls, sheet pile bulkheads, tunnels, fills, embankments, earth-fill and rock dams including seepage dewatering and grouting. Field measurements and controls. Foundations subjected to dynamic forces. |
500 Level Course Second Semester CVEN 502: Design of Structures IV (2 Credits) Pre-Requisite: CVEN 401 |
Application of Finite Difference Method for Computing Deflections and Moments in Indeterminate Beams and Plates. Collapse analysis and critical loads (Elastic Instability) of Struts and Rigid Frames. Stability Functions. Southwell’s Plot and other Failure Theories. Plane stress/strain Elasticity Problems. Theory of thin plates and shells. Matrix methods of structural analysis using direct stiffness method. Generation of the stiffness matrix. Practical applications to beams, Frames and Grillages. Computer applications. |
CVEN 504: Pre-stressed Concrete Structures (2 Credits) Pre-Requisites: CVEN 304, 401 |
Concept of pre-stressed concrete structures, systems of pre-stressing. Types of anchorages. Allowable stress for concrete and pre-stressing steel. Pre-stress conditions (stages), Minimum sectional modulus, pre-stressing force, cable zone (precise and simplified formulae). Losses of pre-stressing force. Ultimate limit state of bending and shear. Deflections of pre-stressed elements continuous pre-stressed concrete beams. Applications of pre-stressed concrete structures. |
CVEN 506: Timber Structures (3 Credits) Pre-Requisites: CVEN 304, 401 |
Introduction to timber. Characteristics and nomenclature of timber. Types of commercial timber in Nigeria; the Nigerian code of Practice on the use of timber in building. Deterioration of timber. Preservation of timber. Analysis and design of structural timber members. Connections in timber structures. |
CVEN 508: Precast Concrete Structures (2 Credits) Pre-Requisites: CVEN 304, 401 |
Definitions, advantages and disadvantages of precast concrete structures. Production of precast members, storage of precast members, design, handling and transportation of precast members. Connections of precast members. |
CVEN 512: Transportation Planning (3 Credits) |
The Transportation Planning Process: Basic Elements of Transportation Planning, Transportation Planning Institutions, Urban Transportation Planning, Forecasting Travel. Forecasting Travel Demand: Demand Forecasting Approaches, Trip Generation, Trip Distribution, Mode Choice, and Traffic Assignment. Evaluating Transportation Alternatives: Basic Issues in Evaluation, Evaluation Based on Economic Criteria, Evaluation Based on Multiple Criteria. |
CVEN 514: Railway Engineering (2 Credits) Pre-Requisite: CVEN 413 |
Soils and materials used in pavement construction. Theory of stresses and deformation in layered systems. Review of soil survey. Design methods of flexible and rigid pavements. Bituminous materials. Types of bituminous surfacing and their performance. Machinery for bituminous pavement. Types of rigid pavements and their performance. Machinery for rigid pavements. Soil stabilization. Machinery for Soil stabilization. Low cost pavements. Highway maintenance. |
CVEN 516: Bridge Engineering (2 Credits) Pre-Requisite: CVEN 401 |
Safety, economy and aesthetics of bridge engineering. British HA and HB loading Specifications, American AASHO loading specifications; rate of application of super-imposed loadings on classified roads. Main types of bridge: slab and beam types, arches and multi-span bridges, pre-stressed deck beams, suspension bridges. Design examples. Expansion joints, bearings and provision of good drainage for bridge decks. Main types of abutments and design examples. Methods of providing drainage for bridge abutments. Methods of bridge deck analysis. Hydrological factors which affect the design of waterways for highway structures. |
CVEN 522: Rock Mechanics (2 Credits) Pre-Requisites: CVEN 305, 322 |
Two-dimensional analyses of stresses and strains in solids. Strength and deformability of intact rocks, rock discontinuities, and rock masses. The measurement of in-situ stresses. The design of rock slopes and underground openings. |
CVEN 532: Construction Materials (2 Credits) Pre-Requisite: CVEN 331 |
Introduction to the internal structure of construction materials; fundamental groups of construction materials. Deterioration of building materials and causal factors. Polymer materials in construction. |
CVEN 597: Final Year Project (3 Credits) & CVEN 598: Final Year Project (3 Credits) Final Year B. Eng. General Project Guidelines |
This document outlines the guidelines and requirements for successful completion of students’ project report in partial fulfilment for the award of a B. Eng. Degree in Engineering, Civil Engineering. General Format: B. Content Pages |
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