Department of Civil Engineering

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Philosophy of the Department

Civil engineers plan, design, and supervise construction of many essential facilities and structures such as bridges, dams, roads, buildings etc. Included in the study of civil engineering are courses in environmental engineering that are directly related to the solution of hazardous waste and pollution problems, to providing potable and economical water supply systems, and to maintaining a safe environment. Water resources engineering is related to hydraulic and hydrologic engineering, flood control, rainfall, and run off prediction and the transport inflows. Studies in geotechnical engineering address the bearing capacities of soils, settlement of foundations, and the design of both deep and shallow foundations. Courses in structural analysis and design are directed toward providing reliable and economical structures such as bridges, buildings, port facilities, dams, etc. In consequence of the above, the programme is structured in such a way that students will have opportunity to take courses that will provide a basic understanding of all areas of civil engineering practice, while they can concentrate in any of the following options in the final year.

Objectives of the Department

(a). Civil Engineering is broader than most of the other engineering programmes and it is often divided into the following specialized area: Geotechnical engineering, Transportation and Highways, rural engineering, Hydraulic engineering, Sanitary engineering and Structural engineering.

(b). The aim of running Civil engineering programme is to produce graduates who are to function effectively in public service and industries and in the planning, design, construction and management of facilities such as highways and roads, rural and urban water supply, traffic control systems, buildings, bridges, sanitary and sewage treatment and disposal systems, airport and transportation systems, tunnels,dams,canals and waterways.

(c). The programme consists of lectures, tutorials, laboratory and field works, projects and practical training in industries. The first two years of a 5-year programme is devoted to taking basic science and general engineering courses to give broad-based engineering education. From the third year, most of the courses taken are core courses in the various area of civil engineering.

 

COMPATIBILITY OF PROGRAMME WITH INSTITUTIONAL MISSION

  1. Compatibility of Programme with Institutional Mission: The programme is compatible with institutional mission at it is also said to increase student knowledge of the main principle of the theory and practice of Civil Engineering as well preparing them for studies and relevant career; both the local and international environment.
  2. Relevance to national needs: The programme is relevance to National need as graduates are prepared to have the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solve theoretical and practical problems in Engineering in relation to National and social problem
  • Sources and availability of staff for the programmes provide evidence if any

COURSE SYNOPSES

300 Level

CIE 3I1: Fluid Mechanics                (3 Units: LH 30; PH 45)

Fluid statics: Floatation and Stability. Dynamics of fluid flow - conservation equation of mass and momentum. Enter and Bernoulli equations. Introduction to incompressible viscous flow. Reynold's number. Dimensional analysis - Philosophy. Similitude. Buckingham P1 theorems. Applications. Hydraulic models. Flow measurements. Flow meters, errors in measurement

 

CIE312: Strength of Structural Materials              (3Units: H 30; PH 45)

Advanced topics in Bending moment and shear force in beams. Theory of bending of beams. Deflection of beams. Unsymmetrical bending and shear centre. Applications. Strain energy. Biaxial and triaxial state of stress. Transformation of stresses. Mohr's circle. Failure theories. Springs. Creep, fatigue, Fracture and stress concentration.

 

CIE 313: Engineering Geology        (3 Units: LH 30; PH 45)

Geology structures and mapping. Rocks and minerals. Stratigraphy - time scale - fossils and their importance: special reference to Nigeria. Introduction to geology of Nigeria. Engineering Applications - Water supply, site investigation - Dams, Dykes, etc.

 

CIE 314: Civil Engineering Materials         (3 Units: LH 30; PH 45)

Concrete Technology - types of cements, aggregates - properties. Concrete mix, Design, Properties and their determination. Steel Technology - Production fabrication and properties: corrosion and its prevention. Tests 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, bricks. etc. Applications to buildings, Roads and Bridges.

 

CIE 315:  Structural Mechanics I                (3 Units: LH 45)

Analysis of determinate structures. Beams, Trusses: structure theorems, Graphical methods: Application to simple determinate trusses. Williot Mohr-diagram. Deflection of statically determinate structures. Unit load, moment area methods. Strain Energy Methods. Introduction to statically indeterminate structures.

 

CIE 316: Civil Engineering Drawing          (2 Units: LH 15; PH 45)

Symbols and conventions. Dimensions, notes, titles, working or construction drawing and relationship to specifications. Plans, Floors, Foundation, Framing and Roof plans. Sections and Details, wall section, building section and sectional elevations. Drawing and detailing of Civil Engineering structure e.g. bridges, dams, foundations, etc.

 

MEE 318: Engineering Drawing                 (3 UNITS: LH 15; PH 90)

Introduction to Autocad. Use of AutocadFor 2-D And 3-D Drawings. Descriptive Geometry. Limits And Fits. Geometric Tolerancing. Welding Drawing And Design. Redesigning Of Casts Components Using Welded Joints. Harder Examples On Exploded Assembly Drawing (e.g. A Complete Gear Box In Exploded Assembly Drawing). Pipe Joints. Arrangement Of Engineering Components to Form a Working Plant (Assembly Drawing Of A Plant). Revision.

 

ENT 311: Entrepreneurial Skills I              (2 Units)

The course focuses the attention of the students to the practical aspects of entrepreneurship by venturing into the following categories: Agriculture/Agro Allied (fish farming, crop production, animal husbandry such as poultry, piggery, goat etc,  groundnut oil making, horticulture (vegetable garden, flower garden), poultry), Services (bakery, radio/TV repairs, barbing/ hair dressing salon, car wash, catering, courier, event planning, fashion design, vehicle maintenance, film production, interior decoration, laundry, music production, phone call centre, rental, restaurant, tailoring/ knitting, viewing centre), Manufacturing (carving, weaving, sanitary wares, furniture making, shoe making, plastic making, table making, bead making, bag making, sachet water production, cosmetics, detergents), Commerce (buying and selling, purchasing and supply, bookkeeping, import and export etc), Information & Communication Technology (ICT) (business centre, computer maintenance, handsets repairs, internet cafe etc), Mining/Extraction (kaolin, coal mining, metal craft such as blacksmith, tinsmith etc, vegetable oil/and salt extractions etc), Environment (fumigation, household cleaning waste disposal etc), Tourism (car hire, craft work, hotel/catering, recreation centre), Power (generator mechanic, refrigeration/air conditioning, electricity wiring etc), Production/Processing (glassware production/ceramic, metal working/fabrication, steel and aluminum door and windows, paper production water treatment/conditioning/packaging, brick laying, bakery, iron welding, building drawing, tailoring, carpentry, leather tanning, printing, food processing/packaging/preservation). Students are to select two of the following areas of interest for practical. Topics should also include Products/Service Exhibition and Quality Control, Business Ownership Structures, Mentorship.

Second Semester

 

CIE 321: Elements of Architecture             (4 Units: LH 45; PH 45)

Introduction – Dimensional awareness, Graphical communication, relation to environments. Free hand drawing – form in terms of shades, light shadow. Common Curves. Orthographics; dimetrics, perspective projections. Applications. Elementary Designs.

 

CIE 322: Soil Mechanics I                (3 Units: LH 30; PH 45)

Formation of soils, soil in water relationship - void ratio, porosity, specific gravity and other factors. Soil classification. Atterberg limits - particle size distribution. Flow in soils - see page and permeability. Laboratory work.

 

CIE 323: Engineering Surveying and Photogrammetry I             (Units 3: LH 30; PH 45)

Chain Surveying Compass surveying - Methods: Contours and their uses. Traversing - methods and applications. Leveling - Geodetic leveling - errors and their adjustments. Applications. Tachometry - Methods: Substance heighting. Self-adjusting and electromagnetic methods. Introduction to Photogrammetry.

 


 

CIE 324: Design of Structures I      (3 Units: LH 30; PH 45)

Fundamentals of design process, materials selection, building regulations and codes of practice. Design philosophy, elastic design: limit state design. Design of structural elements in Reinforced concrete.

 

GEE 311: Engineering Mathematics III     (3 Units: LH 45)

Linear Algebra. Elements of Matrices, Determinants, Inverses of Matrices, Theory of Linear Equations, Eigen Values and Eigen Vectors. Analytical Geometry, Coordinate Transformation, Solid Geometry, Polar, Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates. Elements of Functions of Several Variables, Surface Variables. Ordinary Integrals, Evaluation of Double Integrals, Triple Integrals, Line Integrals and Surface Integrals. Derivation and Integrals of Vectors, The Gradient of Scalar quantities. Flux of Vectors, The Curl of aFunctions. Multivalued Functions, Analytical Functions, Cauchy Riemann’s Equations. Singularities and Zeroes, Contour Integration including the use of Cauchy’s Integral Theorems, Bilinear Transformation.

 

GEE 321: Engineering Mathematics IV     (3 Units: LH 45)

Series solution of second order linear differential equations with variable coefficients. Bessel and Legendre equations. Equations with variable coefficients. Sturn-Louville boundary value problems. Solutions of equations in two and three dimensions by separation of variables. Eigen value problems. Use of operations in the solution of partial differential equations and Linear integral equations. Integral transforms and their inverse including Fourier, Laplace, Mellin and Handel Transforms. Convolution integrals and Hilbert Transforms. Calculus of finite differences. Interpolation formulae. Finite difference equations. RungeKutta and other methods in the solutions of ODE and PDEs. Numerical integration and differentiation.

 

GEE 322: Engineering Communication     (1 Unit: LH 30)

Professional use of English Language for letters, specification descriptions, presentation of charts, graphs, tables, writing of proposals in reports. Case studies of major engineering designs and construction/fabrication as well industrial failures; professional presentation of reports and proposals.

 

GEE 323:  Engineering Economic (3 Units)

The nature and scope of economics. Basic concepts of engineering economy. Interest formulae, discounted cash flow, present worth, equivalent annual growth and rate of return comparisons. Replacement analysis. Breakdown analysis. Benefit-cost analysis. Minimum acceptable rate of union. Judging attractiveness of proposed investment.

 

ENT 321: Entrepreneurial Skills II                         (2 Units)

The course is a continuation of ENT 311. It focuses the attention of the students on creativity, feasibility study, legal framework, governmental policies, business negotiation, etc.  Students should select two areas of interest for practical and exhibition. At the end of the semester students will undertake excursion and internship and produce report.

 

GEE: 399: Students Industrial Work Experience II         (2 Units: 12 weeks)

On the job experience in industry chosen for practical working experience but not necessarily limited to the student’s major (12 weeks during the long vacation following 300 level).

COURSE SYNOPSES

400 LEVEL

CIE 411:  Hydraulics and Hydrology          (3 Units: LH 30; PH 45)

Laminar and turbulent Flows. Boundary layer separation life and Drag. Stream function Velocity potential and application to flow nets. Steady and Unsteady flow in closed conduits. Principles of surface water hydrology. Analysis of hydrographic data. Land Drainage and inland navigation problems.

 

CIE 412:  Civil Engineering Practice          (3 Units: LH 30; PH 45)

Civil Engineering Works standard and measurements. Contracts and sub-contracts. Works construction and supervision. Job planning and control - Programme charts - Bar charts. Critical path methods, etc. Construction machinery and equipment. Applications/Case study-dams, foundations, bridges, highways, industrial buildings, sewage works.

CIE 413: Structural Mechanics II               (3 Units: LH 3; PH 45)

Indeterminate structural analysis. Energy and Virtual work methods, stop deflection and moment distribution methods. Elastic Instability. Simple plastic theory of bending. Collapse loads. Stress-Grading of Timber. Visual mechanical and electronic stress grading of timber.

 

CIE 414:  Design of Structures II                (3 Units: LH 30; PH 45)

Limit state philosophy and design in steel: elastic and plastic moment Designs. Design of structural elements in steel and connections and joints. Limit state philosophy and design in timber. Elastic methods and design in timber. Design of structural elements in timber and timber connectors. Laboratory tests on structural elements in concrete, timber and steel.

CIE 415:  Soil Mechanics II             (3 Units: LH 30; PH 45)

Mineralogy of soils, Soil structures. Compaction and soil stabilization. Site investigations. Laboratory and course work.

 

CIE 416:  Engineering Surveying & Photogrammetry II (3 Units: LH 30; PH 45)

Further work on contours and contouring. Methods of contouring, contour interpolation and uses of contour plants and maps. Areas and volumes. Setting out of Engineering works. Elementary topographical surveying: Elements of Photogrammetry. Photogrammetric equipment and errors of measurements.

 

CIE 417:  Highway Engineering      (3 Units: LH 30; PH 45)

Soil Engineering aspects of highways. Railways and airfields. Highway geometrics. Payment structure and design. Pavement materials and Laboratory tests.

GEE 411: Technical Report Writing and Presentation                 (2 Units)

Technical report writing, business and research proposal, Thesis and Dissertations, power point and slides formation, logical presentation of papers,  Art of public speaking and oral communication.

 

ENT 411: Entrepreneurship Development I          (1 Unit)

This course further exposes the students to the entrepreneurial process of writing feasibility studies and business plans.  The students are required to form cooperative societies in order to collaboratively generate business ideas and funds. Topics should include models of wealth creation, sustainability strategies, financial/ investment intelligence and international business.  Students are to select one area of interest for practical and exhibition. The programme involves Recognition, Reward and Awards (RRAs) and Mentorship.

 

GEE 499: Students Industrial Work ExperienceIII          (6 Units: 24 weeks)

On the job experience in industry chosen for practical working experience but not necessarily limited to the student’s major (24 weeks from the end of the First Semester at 400-Level to the beginning of the First Semester of the following session. Thus, the second semester at 400-Level is spent in industry.)

 

COURSE SYNOPSES

500 LEVEL

CIE 511: Structural mechanics (2 Units)

 Plastic methods of structural analysis, matrix methods of structural analysis, elastic instability: continuum of plane strain, elastic flat plates and torsion, solution by series, finite difference, finite element: yield line Analysis and Strip methods for slabs.

 

 CIE 512:  Design of structures: (2 Units)

 Composite design and construction in steel and reinforced concrete; design of structural foundations: pre-stressed concrete design: modern structural form: tall buildings lift shafts and shear walls, system buildings: design projects.

 

CIE 513: Geotechnical Engineering (3 Units: LH 30; PH 45)

Stressed in soils. Consolidation and settlement. Shear strength of soils. Barth pressures. Bearing capacity of soils. Foundations: normal and deep foundations. Slope stability. Site investigations.

CIE 514: Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (3 Units: LH 30; PH 45)

Water Resources: the hydraulics of open channels and wells: drainage: hydrograph analysis: reservoir and flood-routing: hydrological forecasting: hydraulic structures, i.e. dams, dykes/levees, weirs, docks and harbours, spillways, silting basins, man holes and coastal hydraulic structures, etc: engineering economy in water resources planning.

Environment Engineering: the work of the Sanitary Engineer: water supply, treatment and design; waste water collection; treatment; disposal and design; solid waste collection, treatment, disposal and design of systems, air pollution and control.

 

CIE 515: Highway and Transportation Engineering        (3 Units: LH 30; PH 45)

Highway planning and traffic surveys. Pavement design, construction and maintenance. Administration and finance of highways. Condition of all transportation media. Transportation planning and economics. Traffic management and design of traffic signals. Parking. Geometrics design. Construction methods. Construction materials and laboratory tests.

 

CIE 516: Foundation Engineering II          (3 Units: LH 30; PH 45)

Site investigations; Field and laboratory measurements. Engineering property of ‘soils’ for design. Plastic Equilibrium Theory. Design of footings and rate; differential settlement, earth structures excavation, shallow and deep foundations, single piles, group action, coffer dams, bracing and strutting techniques. In-situ testing.

 

GEE 513:  Engineering Management, Cost and Evaluation        (3 Units: LH 45)

  • Engineering Management

Principles of organization; element of organization, management by objectives. Financial management, accounting methods, financial statements, cost planning and control, budget and budgetary control. Depreciation accounting and valuation of assets. Personnel management selection recruitment and training job evaluation and merit rating. Industrial psychology. Resources management contracts interest formulae, rate of return. Methods of economic evaluation. Planning decision making; forecasting, scheduling. Production control, Gantt Chart, CPM and PERT. Optimization, linear programming as an aid to decision making transport and materials handling. Raw materials and equipment. Facility layout and location. Basic principles of work study. Principles of motion economy. Ergonomics in the design of equipment and process.

  • Engineering Costing

Cost and schedule management- an engineering function. Supporting skills and knowledge. Role of cost engineer during evaluation phase. Role of cost engineer during the basic design phase. Role of cost engineer in contractor selection. Role of cost engineer during detailed engineering design phase. Role of cost engineer during construction. Cost engineering function as distinct from design engineering function. Canon of ethics for cost engineers. Basic capital cost estimating. Basic operating cost estimating. Basic project planning and scheduling. Cost engineering terminology, Cost engineering standards.

  • Engineering Evaluation/Appraisal

Objectives of valuation work/ valuer’s primary duty and responsibility. Valuer’s obligation to his or her client, to other valuers, and to the society. Valuation methods and practices. Valuation reports. Expert witnessing. Ethics in valuation. Valuation/ Appraisal standards. Price, cost and value. Depreciation and obsolescence. Valuation terminology. Appraisal reporting and review. Real property valuation. Personal property valuation. Machinery and equipment valuation. Oil and gas valuation. Mines and quarries valuation.

 

CIE 521 Terotechnology (2 Units: LH 30 )

Salvaging of structures, repairs, maintenance and demolition. Evaluation of building performance.

 

CIE 522: Construction Engineering (3 Units: LH 30; PH 45)

Construction practices and professional relations. Earth-works, equipment, capital outlay and operating cost; Form-work design, component assembly, improvement of productivity and construction practices, safety, project financing, insurance and bonding, contract terms. Solutions to job site and engineering problems in buildings and heavy construction in Nigeria.

 

CIE 523: Building Services Engineering (3 Units: LH 30;PH 45)

Engineering study of the materials and equipment used in mechanical and electrical services of buildings. Design of building services components; modem building operation; selection of necessary equipment. Specific topics like illumination of building, comfort, heat loss and heat gain, air conditioning and climate control, water supply and fire protection. Drainage systems, plumbing and sewage disposal, elevators, escalators, building acoustics

 

CIE 524: Hydraulics Design (3 Units: LH 30; PH 45)

Design of large scale hydraulic structures: dams, spillways, Stilling Basins. Design of culverts and channel transitions. Reservoir Design Studies. Design of irrigation projects

 

CIE 525: Waste Management Engineering (3 Units: LH 30; PH 45)

Quantity and quality of sewage, including important parameters for the determination of quantity and qualities. Sewage system planning, design, construction and maintenance. Sewage treatment processes, including various unit operations. Non-conventional sewage treatment processes including sewage farming, waste stabilization ponds, aerated lagoons and oxidation ditch. Sewage disposal methods including water-dependent and water-independent methods. Water pollution control, solid waste quantity and quality determination, collection, transportation and disposal methods. Institutional arrangements for management. Management of toxic and hazardous waste.

 

CIE 599: Projects (6 Units: PH 270)

For proper guidance of the students, projects will depend on the available academic staff expertise and interest but the projects should be preferably of investigatory nature. Preferably, students should be advised to choose projects in the same area as their option subjects. (see below)

 

GEE 523: Engineering Law (2 Units: LH 30)

Common Law: Its history, definition, nature and division. Legislation codification interpretation. Equity: Definition and its main spheres. Law of contracts for Engineers: offer, acceptance, communication termination. General principles of criminal law. Law of torts: definition, classification and liabilities. Patents: requirements, application, and infringement. Registered designs: application, requirements, types and infringement. Company law. Labour law and Industrial Law

 

ENT 421: Entrepreneurship II                    (1 Unit)

This course, which is a continuation of ENT 411, further exposes the students to the entrepreneurial process of strategic management.  Topics include business financing, venture capital, managing business growth, negotiation, time and self-management, leadership, ICT and succession plan, defence of feasibility study and business plans.

 

300 Level

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Course Credits Units

CIE 311

Fluid Mechanics

3

0

0

3

CIE  312

Strength of Materials

3

0

0

2

CIE 313

Engineering Geology

3

0

0

2

CIE 314

Civil Engineering Materials

3

0

0

3

CIE 315

Structural Mechanics I

3

0

0

3

CIE 316

Civil Engineering Drawing

2

0

0

2

 

MEE 318

Engineering Drawing

3

0

0

3

GEE 311

Engineering Maths III

3

0

0

3

ENT 311

Entrepreneurial Skills I

2

0

0

2

 

            Total Units

 

23

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Course Credits Units)

CIE 321

Elements of Architecture

4

0

0

4

CIE 322

Soil Mechanics I

3

0

0

3

CIE 323

Engineering Surveying &Geoinformatics

3

0

0

3

CIE 324

Design of Structures I

3

0

0

3

ENT 321

Entrepreneurial Skill II

2

0

0

2

GEE 321

Engineering Mathematics IV

3

0

0

3

GEE 322

Engineering Communication

2

0

0

1

GEE 323

Engineering Economic

3

0

0

3

GEE 399

Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) II

0

0

0

2

 

            Total Units

 

 

 

24

Total Units (First & Second Semester)

 

47

 

 

 


 

400 LEVEL

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Course Credits Units)

First Semester

 

 

 

 

CIE 411

Hydraulics and Hydrology

3

0

0

3

CIE 412

Civil Engineering Practice

3

0

0

3

CIE 413

Structural Mechanics I

3

0

0

3

CIE 414

Design of Structures II

3

0

0

3

CIE 415

Soil Mechanics II

3

0

0

3

CIE 416

Engineering Surveying &Geoinformatics II

3

0

0

3

CIE 417

Highway Engineering

3

0

0

3

GEE 411

Technical Report Writing and Presentation

2

0

0

2

ENT 411

Entrepreneurship Development I

1

0

0

1

 

Total Units

 

 

 

24

Second  Semester

 

 

 

 

GEE 499

Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) II

0

0

6

6

Total Units (First & Second Semesters)

 

30

             

 

 

 


 

500 LEVEL

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Course Credits Units

CIE 511

Structural Mechanics II

2

0

0

2

CIE 512

Structural Design III

2

0

0

2

 CIE 513

Geotechnical Engineering

3

0

0

3

CIE 514

Water Resources & Environmental Engineering

3

0

0

3

CIE 515

Highway & Transportation Engineering

3

0

0

3

CIE 516

Foundation Engineering

3

0

0

3

GEE 513

Engineering Management, Cost  and Evaluation

 

3

 

0

 

0

 

3

CIE 599

PROJECT

0

0

3

3

 

TOTAL

 

22

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Course Credits Units)

CIE 521

 Terotechnology

2

0

0

2

CIE 522

Construction Engineering

3

0

0

3

CIE 523

Building Services Engineering

3

0

0

3

CIE 524

Hydraulics Design

3

0

0

3

CIE 525

Waste Management Engineering

3

0

0

3

GEE 523

Engineering Law

2

0

0

2

CIE 599

PROJECT II

3

0

0

3

ENT 421

Entrepreneurship Development II

1

0

0

1

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

20

Total Units (First & Second Semester)

 

42

 

 

 

Basic Admission Requirements and Expected Duration of The Programmes

The basic admission requirements for the Departments in the Faculty of Engineering shall include:

Admission Requirements for UTME

The minimum admission requirement for Engineering disciplines are passes at credit level in the Senior Secondary School final year examination or GCE ‘O’ Level in five subjects including Mathematics, English Language, Physics and Chemistry.  Candidates are also required to have acceptable pass in the UTME. 

Admission Requirements for Direct Entry

For Direct Entry, candidates must have passes in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at GCE ‘A’ level or equivalent.  Holders of OND and HND at minimum of upper credit level are eligible for consideration for admission into 200 and 300 levels respectively.

Minimum Duration

The minimum duration for any programme in the Faculty of Engineering is five academic sessions for candidates who enter through the UTME.  Candidates who enter through the Direct Entry will spend a minimum of four academic sessions provided that they satisfy all the other University requirements.

Departments & Research