This course offers comprehensive instruction to anyone engaged in civil, building, structural and architectural engineering who wishes to specialize in reinforced concrete design. The subject has become increasingly important for, in recent years, many new applications have been found for the use of pre-stressed concrete in structures of all types; consequently, there is a growing demand for man with an expert knowledge of the techniques involved.
The coursework include primary instruction in design based on the latest design texts and literature. It also incorporates the specifications and codes involved in structural and building design related to concrete structures.
Many architects, civil and structural engineers often engaged in constructional projects have found the knowledge obtained from this course to be of considerable practical value.
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.
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.
Mathematics I *
Strength of Materials I *
Engineering Drawing *
Building Technology *
Engineering Materials (civil) *
Soil Mechanics *
Part B: select any three subjects from –
Theory of Structures *
Concrete Technology *
Concrete Testing and Quality *
Formwork for Concrete *
Reinforced Concrete Design *
Space Structure Design *
Part C: select any one subject from –
Construction Project Management *
Building and Construction Safety *
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.
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