Fluid power technology

Introduction

This course has been prepared for those who intend to specialize in the various branches of fluid power engineering such as hydraulic machinery, pump station systems, hydraulic power systems etc. It will be found especially useful for civil or mechanical engineers who wish to make an advanced study of fluid and hydraulics and its applications.

Entrance Level

The program starts from first principles and it is required that persons with a mathematical background will have an added advantage to study the program. At least some exposure to high school level education is required to be able to successfully complete the program.

Enrollment requirements

The usual application procedures must be observed. There are no other needs except that students should have access to a computer and they will be required to be computer literate at least capable to use a computer to be able to send and receive mail and to open attachment as well as using application software to open textbooks, prepare assignments. Where they do not have any Internet facilities, the usage of a computer is till compulsory but they can mail assignments or contact there agent to be able to study the program.

Credits and exemptions

Credits are indicated with an (*) for each tertiary level subject as well as exemptions appropriately marked where applicable for each subject.

Program format

Part A:

Technical Mathematics

Mechanics *

Mathematics I *

Fluid Mechanics I *

Fluid Mechanics II *

Environmental Engineering *

Hydrology *

Part B: select any four subjects from -

Hydraulic Machines*

Hydraulic Structure Interaction *

Water Hammer *

Hydro Electric Power Schemes (civil design) *

Hydro Electric Power Schemes (mechanical design) *

Irrigation Engineering *

Part C: Select any one subject from –

Construction Project Management *

Construction Site Management *

Outcomes and program level

The program starts at the senior high school level and advances to the first year beyond high school diploma. It is equivalent to a High School + three years tertiary study in the appropriate field.

Award

FACULTY Diploma and Transcript

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