Subject and Course Descriptions

Subject and Course Descriptions

 

English I (English Composition) *

Language as skill of communication; Phonetics; Modifiers; Sentence connectives; The participle; The gerund; Punctuation and capitalization; Vocabulary; Use of abbreviations; Correct usage; Letter writing;

 

English II (Composition in Business) *

Verbal communication; Oral presentation; Technical written communication; Forms pf technical writing; Report writing; Advertising; Collection of short essays; Collection of short stories

 

Micro Economics *

Economics and the economy; The tools of economic analysis; Demand, supply and the market; Government in the mixed economy; The effect of price and income on demand quantities; The theory of consumer choice; Business organization and behavior; Developing the theory of supply – costs and production; Perfect competition and pure monopoly – the limiting cases of market structure; The analysis of factor markets – labor; Capital and land – completing the analysis of factor markets; Introduction to welfare economics; Taxes and government spending; Industrial policy and competition policy; Privatization and regulation; International trade and commercial policy.

 

Macro Economics *

Introduction to macro economics and national income accounting; The determination of national income; Aggregate demand, fiscal and foreign trade; Money and modern banking; Central banking and the monetary system; Aggregate supply, the price level and speed of adjustment; Inflation; Open economic macro-economics; Economic growth; The business cycle; Macro-economics – where do we are; The international monetary system.

 

Office Management *

Modern office; Office management; Office organization; Office accommodation and layout; Office environment; Furniture; Correspondence and mail; Record administration; Office stationery and forms; Office appliances; Office communication; Personnel management; Office services; Office supervision; Collection of data; Presentation of data; Office reports; Office cost reduction and saving; References.

 

Principles of Management *

Introduction; Managers and management; Managing today’s world; Foundations of planning and decision making; Basic organization designs; staffing and human resources management; Managing change and innovation; Foundations of individual and group behavior; Motivation and rewarding employees; Leadership and trust; Communication and inter-personal shills; Foundations of control; Technology and operations

 

Introduction to Accounting *

Introduction; The accounting background; Recording double-entry bookkeeping; Main financial statements; The profit and loss account; The balance sheet; Preparing financial statements; Partnerships and limited companies; Cash flow statement – interpretation of accounts; Regulatory and conceptual frameworks; Measurement systems; The annual report; Creative accounting; International accounting; Introduction to management accounting; Costing; Planning and control; Short-term decision making; Strategic management accounting; Long-term decision making; Capital and sources of finance.

 

Computers and Information *

Evolution of the computer; Computer fundamentals; Concept of information and data processing; Importance of software; Basics of Word Processing; Spreadsheet applications using Excel; Microsoft Access; Microsoft Power Point.

 

Leadership *

Introduction; The nature of managerial work; Perspectives on effective leadership behavior; Participating leadership, delegation and empowerment; Dyadic role-making theories and fellowship; Power and influence; Managerial traits and skills; Contingency theories of effective leadership; Charismatic and transformational leadership; Leading change in organizations; Leadership in teams and decision groups; Strategic leadership by executives; Developing leadership skills; Ethical leadership and diversity; Overview and integration.

 

Business Statistics I *

Introduction; Classification and tabulation; Measures of central value; Measures of dispersion; Skewness moments and Kurtosis; Correlation analysis; Regression analysis; Association of attributes; Index numbers; Time series analysis; Interpretation and extrapolation; Log and antilog tables

 

Finance *

Introduction; The financial markets and interest rates; Understanding financial statements and cash flows; Evaluating a firm’s financial performance; Financial forecasting, planning and budgeting; The time value of money; Valuation and characteristics of bonds; Valuation and characteristics of stock; The meaning and measurement of risk and return; Capital-budgeting techniques and practice; Cash flows and other topics in capital budgeting; Determining the financial mix; Dividend policy and internal financing; Introduction to working-capital management; Liquid asset management; International business finance.

 

Business Law *

Legal heritage and critical thinking; Constitutional law for business and online commerce; Traditional, alternative and E-commerce dispute resolution; Torts and privacy; Business and cyber crimes; Ethics and social responsibility of business; Contracts – classification, agreement, consideration, capacity, legality, asset and writing; Contracts – third-party rights, performance, breach and remedies; Sales and lease contracts – formation, title, risk, performance and breach; Warranties, product liability and consumer protection; E-commerce contracts; Negotiable instruments and digital banking; Credit, secured transactions and bankruptcy; Sole proprietorships and limited companies; Corporations; Investor protection and online securities transactions; Agency and employment; Equal opportunity in employment; Antitrust law; Intellectual property and internet law; Real property and environmental protection; Personal property, bailment’s and insurance; International and comparative law.

 

Marketing Management *

Market and marketing; Modern marketing concept; Marketing system; Marketing function; Buying, assembling and selling; Transportation, storage and warehouses; Standardization and grading; Marketing finance; Marketing risk; Marketing information and research; Marketing management; Marketing strategy and planning; Product; Pricing; Branching and packaging; Promotional program and sales force; Advertising; Personal selling; Sales organization; Sales forecast management; Control of sales force; Consumer behavior; Channels of distribution; Marketing of industrial goods; Marketing of securities; Marketing of agricultural goods; Regulated markets; Organized markets; Co-operative marketing; International marketing; Marketing and society.

 

Human Resources Management *

Introduction; Human resource planning; Job analysis; Acquisition of human resources; Training and development; Human resources motivation; Organizational development and change; Group behavior; Working life and its quality; Communication; Leadership; Workers participation in management; Promotion, transfer and career; Counseling in human resources management; Job evaluation; Performance appraisal; Managing stress and conflict at workplace; Industrial disputes; Time management; Computer applications in HRM; HRM scenario in today’s environment.

 

Small Business Management *

Entrepreneurship today; Small businesses and the Internet economy; The entrepreneur; Women-owned and minority-owned businesses; Family businesses; Business growth and the entrepreneur; Home-based growth and the entrepreneur; Global business; Staring a new business; Buying an existing business; Franchising and other alternatives; The business plan – introduction, marketing, management and personnel, startup costs and financing, projected financial statements, the legal section, insurance, supplies, risks, assumptions and conclusions; Case studies.

 

Organizational Behavior *

Introduction; Foundations of industrial behavior; Personality and emotions; Basic concepts; Motivation from concepts to applications; Individual decision making; Foundations of group behavior; Understanding work teams; Communication; Leadership and creating trust; Conflict and negotiation; Foundations of organization structure; Human resource policies and practices; Organizational culture; Organizational change and development.

 

Business Ethics *

Introduction; Four ethical theories; What is a corporation – can a corporation have a conscience; principle of moral projections; the corporation as a moral person; business ethics and stakeholder analysis; What are proper business practices – ethics on competition; the principle of fair competition; in defense of advertising; a model to explore the ethics of erotic stimuli in print advertising; appropriate behavior in electronic communication; technology and business ethics; ethical dilemmas in the use of information technology; Ethical issues within the corporation – working conditions in home care; holding corporations accountable; the future of affirmative action; paradoxes facing women of color in organization; sexual harassment in the workplace; women in corporate boards; The context of business –ethics in need of regulation; a reflective model of environmental regulation; bribery and implicit agreements; why an international code of business would be good for business; ethics of accounting regulation; ethics and international development.

 

Business Psychology *

Principles, practices and problems; Techniques, tools and tactics; Employee selection principles and techniques; Psychological testing; Performance appraisal; Training and development; Leadership, motivation, job satisfaction and job organization; Safety, violence and health in the workplace; Stress in the workplace; Consumer psychology.

 

Computing Accounting Methods *

Introduction; Computer background; Operating systems, application software; Accounting applications; Excel and other types of software applications; Preparing accounting statements and reports and limited companies Cash flow statement – interpretation of accounts; Regulatory and conceptual frameworks, measurement systems; Using software systems; How to apply accounting methods; Accounting and reports; Debtors and creditors; Long- term decision making; Capital and sources of finance

 

Financial Reporting *

The Economic and Institutional Setting for Financial Reporting; Accrual Accounting and Income Determination; Additional Topics in Income Determination; Structure of Balance Sheet and Statement of Cash-flows; Essentials of Financial Statement Analysis; Role of Financial Information in Valuation; Contracting. Receivables. Inventories; Long-Lived Assets and Depreciation; Liabilities. Leases. Income Tax Reporting; Pensions and Postretirement Benefits; Owners' Equity. Inter-corporate Equity; Investments; Cash Flow Statement. Overview of International Financial Reporting Differences and Inflation.

 

Financial Accounting *

An overview; Accounting postulates; Concepts and principles; Accounting equation and transaction analysis; Accounting mechanisms; Journals; Cash book and subsidiary books; Ledger posting and trial balance; Bank reconciliation statement; Errors and their reflections; Preparation of financial statements; Profit and loss account and balance sheet; Elements of financial statements; Depreciation accounting; Inventory valuation; Revenue, expense, gains and losses; Company accounts; Accounting for shares; Accounting for debentures; Company fiscal accounts; Financial statement analysis; Computerized accounting.

 

Computerized Accounting I *

Installation and Overview; Security and Internal Controls; New Company Setup for a Merchandising Business; Working with Inventory, Vendors, and Customers; Accounting Cycle and Year End; First Month of the New Year; Project 1: Your Name Hardware Store; Project 2: Student-Designed Merchandising Business; Microsoft Office Accounting Tools and Fixed Assets; Integration with Microsoft Office-Excel and Word; Project 3: Student-Designed Forms

 

Computerized Accounting II *

Northwind Traders-A Product Company; Customers & Receivables; Vendors & Payables; Employees & Payroll; Banking; Company & Financial; Fabrikam, Inc.-A Service Company; SMALL BUSINESS ACCOUNTING FOR SERVICE BUSINESSES; Maintaining Accounting Records for Service Businesses; Completing Quarterly Activities & Closing the Fiscal Year; Project 1: Fargo Medical Center, Inc; Project 2: Student-Designed Service Business; SMALL BUSINESS ACCOUNTING FOR MERCHANDISING BUSINESSES; Vendors and Inventory

Acquisition and Payments; Sales and Collections; Banking and Financial Reports; Project 3: Neymark's Sporting Goods; Project 4: Student-Designed Merchandising Business; ADVANCED MICROSOFT OFFICE  ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS; Microsoft Office Accounting; Tools and Controls; Integration with Microsoft Office: Excel and Word; Project 5: Student-Designed Project

 

Business Statistics II *

Introduction; Use and relationship of statistics and probability; Probability theory; Random variables; Some probability distribution functions; Two-dimensional random variables; Practical applications; Random processes; Correlation functions[ Spectral density of random processes; Linear systems with random inputs; Practical applications

 

International Marketing *

The global marketing job; Theoretical foundations; Cultural foundations; Country attractiveness; Export expansion; Licensing, strategic alliances, FDI; Understanding local buyers; Local marketing in new growth markets and emerging markets; Global segmentation and positioning; Global products, services, pricing, distribution, advertising, promotion, E-commerce and personal selling; Organization for global marketing.

 

Marketing Strategy *

Marketing-oriented perspectives underlie successful corporate business and marketing; Corporate strategy decisions and their marketing implications; Business strategies and their marketing implications; Identifying attractive markets; Industry analysis and competitive advantage; Measuring market opportunities; Targeting attractive market segments; Differentiation and positioning; Marketing strategies for new and growing markets; Strategies for new market entries; Strategic choices for new and growing markets and for mature and declining markets; Organizing and planning for effective implementation; Designing control systems to deliver superior marketing performance.

 

Technical Mathematics

Indices, logarithms and suds; Ratio, proportion and variation; Simultaneous linear equations and quadratic equations Arithmetic progression, geometric progression and harmonic progression; Permutation and combination; Binominal theorem; Exponential series and logarithmic series; Simple interest compound interest and annuity; Partnership; Stocks and shares’ Determinants; Set theory; Rectangular Cartesian co-ordinates in a plane; Equations of straight lines; Circle; Parabola; Ellipse

 

Mathematics 1 *                                                                                        

Part I: Indices, logarithms and suds; Ratio, proportion and variation; Simultaneous linear equations and quadratic equations; Arithmetic progression, geometric progression and harmonic progression; Permutation and combination; Binominal theorem; Exponential series and

logarithmic series; Simple interest compound interest and annuity; Partnership; Stocks and shares’ Determinants; Vectors and matrices; Set theory; Rectangular Cartesian co-ordinates in a plane; Equations of straight lines; Circle; Parabola; Ellipse; Hyperbola.

Part II: Real numbers; Functions and graphs; Continuity and limit; Differentiation; Successive differentiation; Tangents and normals; Mean value theorem; Mean value theorem; Maxima and minima intermediate forms; Partial differentiation; Equality of repeated derivatives; Concavity and points of inflection; Curvature and evolutes asymptotes; Singular points; Curve tracing; Envelopes; Partial differentiation; Equality of repeated derivatives; Concavity and points of inflection; Curvature and evolutes; Asymptotes; Singular points; Curve tracing; Envelopes.

Part III: Table of standard results; Methods of integration; Integration of algebraic relational functions; Integration of trigonometric functions; Integration of irrational functions; Definite integral as the limit of a sum; Areas of plane regions; Rectification; Lengths of plane curves; Volumes and surfaces of revolution; Center of gravity; Moment of inertia; Differential equations of the first order and first degree; Equations of first order but not of the first degree; Trajectories of a family of curves; Linear equations; References

 

Statistics I *

Introduction; Classification and tabulation; Measures of central value; Measures of dispersion; Skewness moments and Kurtosis; Correlation analysis; Regression analysis; Association of attributes; Index numbers; Time series analysis; Interpretation and extrapolation; Log and antilog tables

 

Probability *

Introduction; Use and relationship of statistics and probability; Probability theory; Random variables; Some probability distribution functions; Two-dimensional random variables; Practical applications; Random processes; Correlation functions[ Spectral density of random processes; Linear systems with random inputs; Practical applications

 

Applied Statistics             *

Introduction; Use and relationship of statistics and probability; Probability theory; Random variables; Some probability distribution functions; Two-dimensional random variables; Practical applications; Random processes; Correlation functions[ Spectral density of random processes; Linear systems with random inputs; Practical applications

 

Workshop Technology *

Theory of metal cutting; Cutting tool material and cutting fluids; Machine tools; Machining variables and related relations; Tracer controlled machine tools; Gear manufacturing; Tool layout for capstans and turrets; Tool layout for automatics; Jigs and fixtures; Press tool design; Applications.

 

Manufacturing Processes *

Engineering materials; Mechanical behavior of materials used in manufacturing; Theory and forces in cutting operations; Economics of cutting operations; Milling processes; Drilling processes; Conventional manufacturing processes including casting; Metal forming; Sheet metal processes; Welding and particle processes; Non conventional processes; Polymer processes; Manufacturing of semiconductor devices; Factory visits and projects.

 

Industrial Management I *

Introduction to operations management; The design of goods and services; Break-even analysis; Inventory control; MRP; Facilities layout; Materials handling equipment; Warehouse design; Line balancing; Capacity planning; Facilities design and layout strategy. Operations management; The planning and control of the transformation process within the framework of different manufacturing and service delivery philosophies; Capacity planning and location strategy; Tactical production planning and short-term scheduling techniques; Aspects of production planning and control will be integrated in a formal structured ERP-system with the development of a feasible production schedule.

 

Logistics and Transportation *

Rail transport planning; Railway surveying; Rolling stock and track resistance; Permanent railway; Rail gauge; Sleeper and ballast; Track design and plate laying; Track maintenance; Station Equipment; Points and crossings; Signaling and interlocking; Tractive power and resistance; High speed trains; Present and future planning; Schedule of dimensions for BG track; Track recording; Harbors and its history; Dry docks and spillways; Harbors and its history: Wave houses; Quays jetties and wharves; Tide wind and wave; Maintenance dredging; Maintenance of ports and harbors; Navigational aids; Inland waterways; Inland water transport systems; Cargo handling and equipment.

 

Bulk Transportation Systems *

Belt Conveyor General Applications and Economics; Design Considerations; Characteristics and Conveyability of Bulk Materials; Capacities, Belt Widths, and Speeds; Belt Conveyor Idlers; Belt Tension, Power, and Drive Engineering; Belt Selection; Pulleys and Shafts; Vertical Curves; A Guide to Steep Angle Conveying; Belt Take-ups, Cleaners, and Accessories; Conveyor Loading and Discharge; Conveyor Motor Drive and Controls; Operation, Maintenance, and Safety; Guide for Use of SI Units; Belt Tension to Rotate Pulleys; Conveyor Installation Standards for Belt Conveyors Handling Bulk Materials

 

Materials Process Technology *

Sampling; Bench-Scale and Pilot Plant Test-work; Financial and Feasibility Studies; Models and Simulators for Selection, Sizing, and Design; Comminution (Crushing and Grinding); Size Separation; Solid-Solid Separation; Flotation; Solid-Liquid Separation; Pumping, Material Transport, Drying and Storage; Pre-Oxidation; Leaching and Adsorption Circuits; Extraction; Bullion Production and Refining; Tailings Disposal, Wastewater Disposal, and the Environment; Construction Materials for Equipment and Plants; Power, Water, and Support Facilities; Process Control and Instrumentation; Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Management; Start-Ups, Commissioning, and Training; Case Studies.

 

Material Handing *

Comminution, Flotation, Gravity Separation, Classification, Magnetic Separation, Leaching, Biotechnology; Solvent extraction, Environmental Issues, Computer Technology, Dewatering, Electro-winning, Flocculation Process Control, Modeling and Simulation, Mineralogy

 

Mechanics *

Kinematics; Forces; Rectilinear motions; Motion under gravity; Work, power and energy; Rectilinear motion of a particle under varying force; Equilibrium of a particle; Forces on a rigid body a specific reduction of a system of forces; Center of mass; Stability of equilibrium; Hanging strings; Impact; Motion of a projectile under gravity; Circular and cylindrical motions; Central orbits; Moment of inertia; Two dimensional motion of a rigid body; Virtual work.

 

Strength of Materials I *

Basics, simple stresses and strains; Stresses and strains in bars of varying Sections; Stresses and strains in statically indeterminate structures; Thermal stresses and strains; Elastic constants, principal stresses and strains; Strain energy and impact loading, center of gravity; Moment of inertia, analysis of perfect Frames; Analytical and graphical method of analysis of frames; Analysis of perfect frames (graphical method); Bending moment and shear force; Bending stresses in composite beams; Shearing stresses in beams

 

Engineering Drawing *

Introduction to mechanical engineering drawing., Applying drawing equipment, Elementary drawing principles, Layout of drawings, Systematic technical drawing, The drawing-step method, Standard lettering, Practical lettering, Sketching or free-hand drawing, Practical geometry. Basic loci and simple mechanisms, Conic sections, Orthographic projection, Isometric and oblique projection, Auxiliary views, Lines of interpenetration, Surface development, Sectioning, Fasteners, Detail drawings, Assembly drawings

 

Engineering Drawing I *

Writing and line alphabet, layout of drawing sheet, conventions; Lettering, dimensioning, scales, geometrical constructions; Theory of projection and orthographic projection, reading or interpretation; Identification of surfaces, missing lines and views, isometric projections; Auxiliary views, freehand sketching, loci points;

 

Engineering Drawing II *

Plane and surface space curves, projection of points; Projections and traces of straight lines, projection of planes; Projections of solids, sections of solids, intersection of surfaces; Development of surfaces, perspective projections; Building drawing, computer aided Drafting; Drafting applications and practical tasks

 

Engineering Drawing III *

The AutoCAD display, File management Graphic objects, Co-ordinates and lines, Absolute and relative co-ordinates. Drawing lines, arcs, circles, polygons, donuts, rectangles, ellipses and poly-lines., Selection sets and editing, Moving, stretching, rotating, mirroring, scaling and copying  objects, Adding text to a drawing, Setting and working with units and limits, Calculating scale factor and text height, Creating and using permanent points, Setting and using a grid, Using a snap increment, Defining a co-ordinates system, Construction techniques, Dividing and measuring an entity, Creating advanced selection sets, Trimming, breaking, extending and stretching objects, Applying chamfers and fillets, Modifying objects, Composing a drawing, Plotting a drawing, Intro to layers, Creating layers, Drawing objects with: color, line-types, Changing an objects properties, Advanced text techniques, Hatching, Adding linear, diameter, radius, chain, baseline, ordinate, angular and limit dimensions, Using alternate units, Tolerance dimensions, Working with areas, Blocks Attributes

 

Surveying *

Background; Legislative information; Cadastral information; Theory and practical aspects; Coordinate systems; Optical, plane and theodolite traversing; Plane table surveying and leveling; Measurement of areas and volumes;  Profiles and longitudinal sections; Contouring; Tachometry and GPS; Photogrammetry; Earthwork; Setting out works; Instruments and electronic systems; Instruments and electronic; Underground surveying; Hydrographic surveying;

 

Building Technology *

Site investigation, Site layout, Excavating equipment, Foundation layout, Foundations, Formwork, Concrete work, Structural timber frame, Reinforced concrete frame, Structural steel frame, Floor systems and industrial flooring, Roof systems and industrial roofing, Masonry construction, Curtain wall construction, Building insulation, Finishing.

 

Engineering Materials (civil) *

Introduction; Building stones; Bricks and other clay products; Lime; Cement; Mortar; Concrete; Timber and wood products; Metals and alloys; Paints, varnishes, distempers and anti-termite treatment; Asphalt; Bitumen and tar; Asbestos, adhesives and abrasives. Plastics and fibers; Glass; Insulating materials; Fly-ash, gypsum and gypsum plaster; Rubber and composite materials; Lubricating, belting and packaging materials; Cutting tool materials; Electrical engineering; Material science of metals

 

Soil Mechanics *

Structural geology; Mass movement; Construction site case studies; Particle size analysis; Plasticity; Soil classification; Phase compaction; Soil water; Permeability; Seepage theory; Flow nets; Filter design; Effective stress; Seepage force. Basic considerations; Wave propagation in soils; Wave propagation tests; Block vibration tests; Static tests; Liquefaction tests; Vibration tests; Dynamic densification improvement; Ground penetration radar and its applications; Dynamics of solid waste dumps and land fills

 

Road Engineering *

The profession of highway engineering; Transportation systems and organizations; Characteristics of the driver – the pedestrian, the vehicle and the road; Traffic engineering studies; Highway safety; Fundamental principles of traffic flow; Intersection design; Capacity and level of service of two-lane highways and freeway segments; Capacity and level of service at signalized intersections; The transportation planning process; Forecasting travel demand; Evaluating transportation alternatives; Transportation system management; Highway surveys and location; Geometric design of highway facilities; Highway drainage; Soil engineering for highway design; Bituminous materials; Design of flexible pavements; Design of rigid pavements; Pavement management.

 

Steel Construction *

Properties of structural steel, welding, riveting and bolting; Tension members and compression Members; Simple beams and plate girders; Beam columns; Gantry girders; Column caps and base plates; Loads; Wind loads on industrial buildings; Braced industrial buildings; Un-braced industrial frames; Towers; Introduction to plastic design; Design of water tanks and bridges

 

Wood Construction *

Wood Buildings and Design Criteria; Behavior of Structures under Loads and Forces:; Properties of Wood and Lumber Grades; Structural Glued Laminated Timber Beam Design; Axial Forces and Combined Bending and Axial Forces; Wood Structural Panels; Diaphragms: Shear-walls

Wood Connections -- Background: Nailed and Stapled Connections; Bolts, Lag Bolts, and Other Connectors; Connection Details and Hardware

Diaphragm-to-Shear-wall Anchorage; Advanced Topics in Lateral Force Design

 

Reinforced Concrete Design *

Introduction; Working stress method of design; Beam reinforced in torsion and compression; Shear, bending and torsion; Design of rectangular beams; Flanged beams; Slabs; Axially loaded; Columns; Combined bending and direct stress; Foundations; Stairs; Retaining walls; Domes; Limit state method of design; Introduction to limit state concept; Limit state collapse of flexure; Limit state collapse of compression; Limit state collapse of torsion; Limit state of serviceability Conditions; Developed length and anchorage; Pre-stressed concrete.

 

Theory of Structures *

Basics of structural analysis; External equilibrium of structure; Truss analysis; Axial shear and moment diagrams; Thrust suspension bridge and three hinged arch; Force displacement relations geometric method and energy method; Influence lines for statically determinate structures; Classical compatibility method of analysis; Classical equilibrium method of analysis; Two hinged Arch; column analogy; Influence lines for statically indeterminate structures; Approximate Members of analysis of indeterminate structures; Matrix method of structural analysis; Dynamic Analysis of structures.

 

Construction Project Management *

Systematic approach; The conception phase; The study phase The design phase; The implementation phase; Project management; The project phase; Specifications and reports; Modeling and system design; References.

 

Building and Construction Safety *

Introduction, Injury accidents and their causes, When do injuries occur? The true costs of construction worker injuries, Occupational safety and similar acts, Problem areas in construction safety, Elements of an effective safety program, Job-site safety assessment, Safety meetings, Safety incentives, Safety in construction contracts, Substance abuse, Safety record keeping, Safety culture, Safe workers, Safety and first-line supervisors, Safety and middle managers, Top management practices, Company activities and safety, Safety personnel, Sub-contractor safety,

Project co-ordination and construction safety, Owners and construction worker safety, Designer influence on construction worker safety.

 

Construction Site Management *

Construction Practices; The management system; Project estimation; Project planning; Project scheduling; Production planning; Project time reduction; Resource management; Project time management; Project cost management; Financial management; Schedule applications.

 

Steel and Composite Concrete Construction *

General considerations; Wind effects; Lateral systems – Steel buildings; Lateral bracing systems for concrete buildings; Lateral systems for composite construction; Gravity systems for steel buildings; Gravity systems in concrete buildings; Composite gravity systems; Analysis techniques; Structural design; Special topics; References.

 

Steel Bridge Construction *

Introduction to bridge engineering; Aesthetics and bridge types; General design considerations; Loads; Influence functions and girder line analysis; Systems analysis; Concrete bridges; Steel bridges; Wood bridges; Substructure design

 

Concrete Technology *

Cement; Types of cement and testing of cement; Aggregates and testing of aggregates; Water; Admixtures and construction chemicals; Fresh concrete; Strength of concrete; Elasticity, creep and shrinkage; Durability of concrete; Testing of hardened concrete; Concrete mix design; Special concrete and Concreting methods; References.

 

Concrete Testing and Quality *

Introduction; Test methods and testing equipment; Sampling methods; Quality concepts; Quality control; Statistics; Standards and specifications; Codes of practice; Assessment of concrete construction.

 

Formwork for Concrete *

Introduction; Economy of formwork; Pressure of concrete on formwork; Properties of form materials; Form design; Shores of scaffoldings; Failure of formwork; Forms of footings; Forms for walls; Forms for columns; Forms for beams and floor slabs; Patented forms for concrete floor systems; Forms for thin-shell roof slabs; Forms for architectural concrete; Slip-forms; Forms for concrete bridge decks; Flying deck forms; Top-down construction of concrete structures.

 

Space Structure Design *

Introduction; Single and multi-layer grids; Braced domes; Braced folded structures; Connection; stressed skin systems; Cable suspension structures; Tensile membrane structures; Tensegritic structures; Analysis of skeletal space frames; Fomex data generation; Approximate methods of analysis; Some important aspects of space structures; Space structures with changing geometries polyhedra and polygon patterns; Computer programs for the buckling analysis of skeletal space frames

 

Fluid Mechanics I *

Fluid properties and its measurement, fluid pressure and it measurement; Hydrostatics, Applications of hydrostatical equilibrium of floating bodies; Hydro-kinematics; Bernoulli’s equation and it application, flow through orifices; Flow through mouthpieces, flow over Notches; Flow over weirs, flow through simple pipes; Flow through compound pipes, flow through nozzles; Uniform flow through open channels, non-uniform flow through open channels; Viscous flow, viscous resistance; Impact of sets, hydraulic turbine; Hydraulic pumps; Pumping devices, hydraulic systems

 

Drainage and Sanitation *

Environmental sanitation in rural and urban areas – Concept and importance; Water supply and sanitation; Land pollution; Solid wastes; Low cost sanitation; Farmhouse and cattle shed sanitation; Indoor sanitation; Sanitation of public places; International sanitation regulations.

 

Environmental Science *

Environmental sciences and sustainable development, The global environmental debate, Environmental polices and policy processes, Environmental economics in environmental management, Population, vulnerability and criticality, The global warming debate, Coastal management, River processes and management, GIS in environmental science, Soil in environmental science, Groundwater pollution and protection, Marine and estuarine pollution, Urban air pollution and health, Environmental risk management, Energy politics, Preventing disease, Managing global commons.

 

Environmental Engineering *

Introduction; Hydrology; Water treatment; Water Quality management; Wastewater treatment; Air pollution; Noise pollution; Solid waste management; Hazardous waste management; Ionizing radiation; References.

 

Sewage and Sewer Disposal *

Introduction; Filtration and equipment; Chemical additives that enhance filtration; Selecting the right filter media; Principles of pressure and cake-filtration; Cartridge and other filters; Sand filter principles; Sedimentation technologies; Flotation, clarification and membrane separation technologies; Ion exchange and carbon adsorption; Water sterilization technologies; Treating sludge; References

 

Solid Waste Engineering *

Hazardous waste; The legal framework; Process fundamentals; Fate and transport of contaminants; Toxicology; Environmental audits; Pollution prevention; Facility development and operations; Physico-chemical processes; Biological methods; Stabilization and solidification; Thermal methods; Land disposal; Quantitative risk assessment; Site subsurface characterization; Remedial technologies; Evaluation and selection of remedial actions and corrective measures; References.

 

Hydrology *

The hydrological cycle; Hydrological measurement and data evaluation; Runoff synthesis and storage-yield analysis; Flood determination and flood progression calculations; Groundwater

 

Hydraulic Structures *

Introduction; Elements of dam engineering; Embankment dam engineering; Concrete dam engineering; Dam outlet works; Energy dissipation; Gates and valves; Dam safety; Other hydraulic structures; River engineering; Diversion works; Cross-drainage and drop structures; Inland waterways; Hydroelectric power development; Pumping stations; Waves and offshore engineering; Costal engineering; Models in hydraulic engineering.

 

Water Engineering I *

Principles of flow in hydro-systems; Flow processes and hydrostatic forces; Hydraulic processes; Pressurized pipe flow; Hydraulic processes – open channel flow; Ground water flow; Surface runoff; Reservoir and stream flow routing; Probability; Risk and uncertainty analysis for hydraulic and hydraulic design; Water withdrawals and uses; Water distribution; Water for hydroelectric generation; Flood control; Storm-water control; Street and highway drainage and culverts; Design of spillways and energy dissipation for flood control storage and conveyance systems; References.

 

Water Engineering II *

Introduction; Water management; Water supply and development; Water use and wastewater generation; Conveying and distributing water; Wastewater and storm-water systems; Water quality; Water quality models; Systems for treating wastewater and water; Physical treatment processes; Chemical treatment processes; Biological treatment processes; Processing of sludge; Advanced wastewater treatment processes and water reuse.

 

Irrigation Engineering *

Introduction; Irrigation water requirements and crops; Irrigation systems; methods of irrigation; unlined channels; lined channels; drainage engineering; river mechanics; river training; headworks; control structures; cross drainage works; bridge and culverts; canal outlets; hydrology; reservoirs and dam planning; earth and rockfill dams; irrigation water requirement and crops; arch buttress dams; discharge facilities; water power engineering; dam safety; design problems; references

 

Dam Hydraulics *

Overview; Overflow structures; Diversion structures; Outlet structures; Dissipation structures; Bottom outlets; Intake structures; Reservoir sedimentation; Impulse waves from shore instabilities; Dam-break waves.

 

Flood Control Engineering *

Introduction; Introduction to flood0runoff analysis; survey formulation and reporting; rainfall analysis; snow analysis; infiltration loss analysis; precipitation excess run-off transformation; Subsurface runoff analysis; Stream-flow and reservoir routing; Multi sub-basin modeling; Frequency modeling of stream-flow data; Analysis of storm events; Period-of-record analysis; Data collection and analysis; Unguaged basis analysis; Development of frequency based analysis; Evaluating change; References.

 

Hydro Electric Power Schemes (civil design) *

Introduction; General requirements; Architectural requirements; Structural requirements; Physical security; Retrofitting existing projects; References.

 

Introduction to Transportation Engineering *

Introduction; transportation system issues and challenges; Introduction to physical design of transportation facilities; Geometric design; Earthwork; Surfaces and guide-ways; Mitigation of environmental impacts; Traffic analysis technique; Traffic flow; Capacity and level of service; Traffic control; Transit operations; Transportation demand analysis, planning and project evaluation; References

 

Transportation Engineering Practices *

Horizontal and vertical alignment; Earthwork; Drainage; Protection of the environment; Roadway design; Traffic estimation and design volumes; Freeway and interchange design; Pavement design; Flexible pavement design; Airport pavements; Retaining walls; Highway railroad crossings; Bicycle facilities; Transit; Railway engineering; Pedestrian facilities; Right-of-way; Traffic management.

 

Urban Transportation Systems *

Introduction; Walking, bicycles, motorcycles and scooters; Automobiles; Paratransit; Taxis; Busses; Bus rapid transit; Trolley-busses; Streetcars and light rail transit; Water-borne modes; Heavy rail transit; Monorails; Commuter rail; Special modes; Intermodal terminals; References.

 

Urban Transportation Planning *

Urban transportation planning: Definition and context; Transportation planning and decision making; Urban travel and transportation system characteristics: A systems perspective; Data management and use in decision making; Demand activity analysis; Urban activity analysis; Supply analysis; Transportation system and projection evaluation; Program and project implementation; References.

 

Traffic and Highway Engineering *

Introduction; The profession of transport engineering; Transportation systems and organizations; Characteristics of the driver, the pedestrian, the vehicle and the road; Traffic engineering studies; Highway safety; Fundamental principles of traffic flow; Intersection design and control; Capacity level of service of two-lane highways, multilane highways and freeway segments; Capacity and level of service at signalized intersections; The transportation planning process; Forecasting travel demand; Evaluating transportation alternatives; Transportation systems management; Highway surveys and location; Geometric design of highway facilities; Highway drainage; Soil engineering for highways; Bituminous materials; Design of flexible pavements; Design of rigid pavements; Pavement management.

 

Airport Engineering *

The structure and operation of air transport; Forecasting of air transport demand using both traditional and new methods; Airport systems planning; Airport master planning; Air traffic control, lighting and signing; Airport capacity and configuration; Passenger terminal; Air cargo facilities; Airport access; Designing for safety; Environmental impact of airports.

 

Railroad Engineering *

PART I:     The railroad industry; The nature of railroad traffic; Revenues and costs; The location process; Effects of distance; Propulsive resistance; Motive power; Electrification; Grades and curve resistance acceleration and deceleration; Velocity profiles; Problems in grades; Tonnage ratings; Location procedure

PART II:   Track analysis; Subgrade materials; Subgrade design and construction; Subgrade stability problems; Drainage; Ballast; Cross ties; Concrete and other artificial ties; Rails; Fastenings and other track material; Track geometry; Turnouts and crossings; Track-train dynamics; Conduct of work; Railroad right of way; References.

 

Environmental Impact of Railroads *

Environmental planning; Railway planning; Passenger traffic; Freight; Social impacts and public perception; Noise and vibration; Pollution; Visual impacts; Construction; Resources use and route selection; Residential, commercial and productive land; Nature conservation; Heritage and amenity; Railways in scenic landscapes; References.

 

Road Maintenance Management *

Introduction; Management issues; Institutional issues; Finance; Benefits and costs; Management information; Treatment selection; Prioritization; Operations management; Procurement and contracts; References.

 

Principles of Pavement Design *

Pavement types, wheel loads and design factors; Stresses in flexible pavements; Vehicle and traffic considerations; Climate and environment; The economic factor, design strategies and systems analysis; Soil classification; Materials characterization; Soil and base stabilization; Subgrades; Bituminous surfaces; Material variability; Design of flexible airport pavements; Design of flexible highway pavements; Design of rigid airport pavements; Design of rigid highway pavements; Pavement distress; Condition surveys; Strengthening existing pavements.

 

Technical Drawing *

Refer to Engineering Drawing course details

 

Building Drawing *

Refer to Architectural Draughtsmanship

 

Building Materials *

Introduction; Building stones; Bricks and other clay products; Lime; Cement; Mortar; Concrete; Timber and wood products; Metals and alloys; Paints, varnishes, distempers and anti-termite treatment; Asphalt; Bitumen and tar; Asbestos, adhesives and abrasives. Plastics and fibers; Glass; Insulating materials; Fly-ash, gypsum and gypsum plaster; Rubber and composite materials; Lubricating, belting and packaging materials; Cutting tool materials; Electrical engineering; Material science of metals

 

Architectural Draughtmanship *

Tool fundamentals; Orthographic and paraline drawing; Linear perspective drawing; Perspective view development; Light, shade and shadow;

Delineating and rendering entourage; Presenting formats; Conventional and computerized representation in color; Drawing exercises and solutions; Drawing formats; Lettering and typefaces; Types of drawings; Presentation drawings; CAD applications; Construction drawings and documents; Scale drawings; Architectural symbols; Dimensioning; Drawing schedules; Sections; Architectural details; Landscaping details.

 

Architecture *

Background to architectural practices; Organization and business side of architectural practices; Architectural practitioners and the law; Technical information; General office practice; Design office practice; Design constraints; Design procedures generally; Pre-contract procedures; Contract procedures; Standard documentation, Words, phrases and abbreviations.

 

Architectural Management Practice *

Basic facts about ethics; The ethical nature of architecture; More in-depth look at ethical concepts; Business, professions and ethical obligations; Ethical reasoning; Ethics and architectural practices; A look at being an architect; Closer look at making architecture; Closer look at doing architecture; Making ethical judgments; Case studies.

 

Plumbing Technology

Principles of plumbing; Water supply; Distribution and fire suppression; Drainage and wastewater disposal; Environmental sanitation in rural and urban areas – Concept and importance; Water supply and sanitation; Land pollution; Solid wastes; Low cost sanitation; Farmhouse and cattle shed sanitation; Indoor sanitation; Sanitation of public places; International sanitation regulations.

 

Water Supply Systems

Introduction; Quantity of water; Sources of water supply; Intake works and transportation of water; Pumps and pumping; Quality of water; Purification of water; Distribution systems; Underground drainage and sewerage systems; Surface and storm water drainage; Sewer appurtenance and sewage pumps; Microbiology of sewage; Sewage disposal and treatment; Water supply and drainage of buildings; Environmental sanitation

 

Principles of Management *

Introduction; Managers and management; Managing today’s world; Foundations of planning and decision making; Basic organization designs; staffing and human resources management; Managing change and innovation; Foundations of individual and group behavior; Motivation and rewarding employees; Leadership and trust; Communication and inter-personal shills; Foundations of control; Technology and operations

 

Organization Development *

Introduction; Foundations of industrial behavior; Personality and emotions; Basic concepts; Motivation from concepts to applications; Individual decision making; Foundations of group behavior; Understanding work teams; Communication; Leadership and creating trust; Conflict and negotiation; Foundations of organization structure; Human resource policies and practices; Organizational culture; Organizational change and development.

 

Engineering Economy *

Introduction, demand and supply analysis; The law of supply, cost analysis; Break-even analysis, pricing analysis; Pricing concepts, methods and problems; Market – structure, conduct and performance, classification of markets; Manufacturing practices, national income accounting; inflation and deflation, value of money’ Commercial banking – structure and functions, central banking; Economic systems, new economic environment; Project feasibility, cost-benefit analysis; Sources of finance, accounting system; Financial statements, ratio analysis

 

Conservation of Buildings *

Volume One; An introduction to the restoration; The nature of building and decorative stones; Igneous rocks; Sedimentary rocks; Metamorphic rocks; Determination of a sample; Weathering and decay of masonry; Volume Two: Methods of repairing and consolidating stone buildings

Structural failure and repair; The selection of stone for repairs; Mortar for stone buildings; Traditional handwork of stone; Earthquake damage to historic masonry structures; Cleaning masonry buildings; Surface treatments; The conservation of stone monuments in churches; The conservation of stone sculpture in museums; The museum display of architectural features; The cleaning of painted stone

 

Construction Contracting *

The construction industry; Business ownership; Company organization; Drawings and specifications; Cost estimation and bidding; Construction contracts; Contract survey bonds; Construction insurance; Business methods; Project management and administration; Project cost management; Project time management; Labor law; Labor relations; Project safety.

 

Engineering Management *

The environment we are working in, principle of general management; Human recourses management, employer relationship and labor law; Managing people and teams, engineering contracts and law; Operations management, total quality management; An introduction to safety management, maintenance management; Marketing for technical people, the engineer – user of information; Introduction to accounting, economics, financial management and budgeting; Cost estimation, cost engineering and cost management, time value of money; Project selection, business and technology strategy; Managing technology and innovation; An overview of environmental management and sustainable development; Concepts for management practices, Entrepreneurship.

 

Project Management *

Systematic approach; The conception phase; The study phase The design phase; The implementation phase; Project management; The project phase; Specifications and reports; Modeling and system design; References.

 

Engineering Documentation and Control *

Introduction; Product documents; Identification umbers; Interchangeability; Bill of materials; Potpourri; Product and document release; Change request; Change request; Change control; Fast change; Implementing process improvement; Process standards and audits; EDC and the supply chain; Benchmarking; CM and the future; Summary.

 

Topographic and Civil Drawing *

Photogrammetry; Earthwork; Setting out works; Instruments and electronic systems; Instruments and electronic; Underground surveying; Hydrographic surveying;

 

Topographic Surveying *

Background; Legislative information; Cadastral information; Theory and practical aspects; Coordinate systems; Optical, plane and theodolite traversing; Plane table surveying and leveling; Measurement of areas and volumes;  Profiles and longitudinal sections; Contouring; Tachometry and GPS;

 

Surveying and Mapping *

Mathematics for site engineering; Site surveys and maps; Measuring distance; Measuring angles; Surveying methods and computations; Circular horizontal curves; Leveling contours; Vertical curves; Computations for fill and cut; Drainage and grading; Staking out site-work; Site structures; Management of site materials; Landscaping; References.

 

Building Specifying *

Preparation of construction drawings; Construction materials; Paving; Curbs and edgings; Steps and ramps; Walls and fences; Structures – decks, shelters and bridges; Play and recreational equipment; Site furniture and fixtures; Pools, ponds and fountains; Site limitations.

 

International Building Code *

Building codes; Navigating the code; Use and occupancy; Special uses and occupancies; Building heights and areas; Types of construction; Fire-resistance-rated construction; Interior finishes; Fire protection systems; Means of egress; Accessibility; Interior environment; Energy efficiency; Exterior walls; Roof assemblies; Structural provisions. And, The National building codes of the student’s country of residence.

 

International Residential Code *

SCOPE AND ADMINISTRATION; DEFINITIONS; BUILDING PLANNING; FOUNDATIONS; FLOORS; WALL CONSTRUCTION; WALL COVERING; ROOF-CEILING CONSTRUCTION; ROOF ASSEMBLIES; CHIMNEYS AND FIREPLACES; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; MECHANICAL ADMINISTRATION; GENERAL MECHANICAL SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS; HEATING AND COOLING EQUIPMENT; EXHAUST SYSTEMS; DUCT SYSTEMS; COMBUSTION AIR; CHIMNEYS AND VENTS; SPECIAL FUEL-BURNING

EQUIPMENT; BOILERS AND WATER HEATERS; HYDRONIC PIPING; SPECIAL PIPING AND STORAGE SYSTEMS; SOLAR SYSTEMS; FUEL GAS; PLUMBING ADMINISTRATION; GENERAL PLUMBING REQUIREMENTS; PLUMBING FIXTURES; WATER HEATERS; WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION; SANITARY DRAINAGE; VENTS; TRAPS; STORM DRAINAGE; ELECTRICAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS; ELECTRICAL DEFINITIONS; SERVICES; BRANCH CIRCUIT AND FEEDER REQUIREMENTS; WIRING METHODS; POWER AND LIGHTING DISTRIBUTION; DEVICES AND LUMINAIRES; APPLIANCE INSTALLATION; SWIMMING POOLS; CLASS 2 REMOTE-CONTROL, SIGNALING AND POWER-LIMITED CIRCUITS; REFERENCED STANDARDS; APPENDIXES.

 

International Plumbing Code *

SCOPE AND ADMINISTRATION; ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT; DEFINITIONS; GENERAL REGULATIONS; FIXTURES, FAUCETS AND FIXTURE FITTINGS; WATER HEATERS; WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION; SANITARY DRAINAGE; INDIRECT/SPECIAL WASTE; VENTS; TRAPS, INTERCEPTORS AND SEPARATORS; STORM DRAINAGE; SPECIAL PIPING AND STORAGE SYSTEMS; APPENDIXES.

 

Quantity Surveying *

Estimation procedures; Estimation mathematics; Efficiency and productivity; Earthwork; Concrete; Masonry; Structural ad miscellaneous steel; Wood and plastics – doors and windows; Thermal and moisture protection; Finishes; Finishes; Specialty divisions; Mechanical and plumbing; Electrical; The bid package, contract and follow-ups; References.

 

Machine Drawing *

Freehand drawings; Dimensioning and tolerances; Tolerance tables; Geometric tolerances; Surface finish; Partial sections and their use in assemblies; Drawing conventions for threads, keys, castings and gears; Parts and lists

 

Physics *

Physical measurements; Electrostatics; Electrical potential; Capacitance; Principles of electrical circuits; Heating effects of the electric current; Thermoelectricity; Electromagnetism; Elasticity; Surface tension; Viscosity; Gas laws and specific heat of gasses; Conduction and thermal conductivity; Propagation of light; Photometry; Wave motion; Sound; Vectors; Gravitation; Hygrometry; Semiconductors; References.

 

CAD and CAM Methods

CAD and 3-D parametric solid modeling; Introduction to Matlab; Introduction to structured programming ; logical expressions and branching; Return loops; Sub-programs; Data types; Structured program design

 

Finite Element Analysis *

Revision of strength of materials concepts; Principle of virtual work; Truss/beam elements; Plane stress/strain elements; Isoperimetric formulation; 3-D elements; Axis-symmetric elements; Plate and shell elements; Structural symmetry; Dynamic analysis; Buckling analysis; Use of finite element software to solve simple problems.

 

Simulation and Modeling *

Modeling of mechanical systems; Formulation of differential equations; Solution by means of Laplace transforms; Block diagrams and transfer functions; State-space formulation; Eigen value and stability; Simulation of mechanical systems; Programming of mathematical models in Matlab; Numerical solution of ordinary first order differential equations; Interpretation of results; Experimental system identification of model parameters.

 

Engineering Materials *

Solid state physics; Atomic binding; Perfect crystal structure; Imperfections in crystal structure; Diffusion; Electron microscopy; Metals; Mechanical properties of metals; Dislocations and strengthening mechanisms; Cold work; Phase diagrams; Phase transformations; Iron; iron-carbide phase diagram; Cooling curves; Thermal processing of metal alloys; Ferrous and non-ferrous metals; Polymers; Classification; Melting point; Glass transition; Morphology; Flow viscosity; Elasticity damping and fracture of polymers and reinforced polymers; Electronic damping applications; Failure analysis; Properties of ferrous alloys; Non-ferrous alloys; Ceramics; Polymers and composite materials; Environmental effects on engineering materials; Materials selection for engineering applications.

 

Machine Design *

Projects in which simple machines must be designed for static strength up to detail drawing level; The following elements must be present in the projects: Prescribed performance in terms of position, velocity and acceleration; Machine components such as seals and roller bearings; Chain and belt drives. Lead screws; Springs; Clutches and breaks

 

Internal Combustion Machines *

Textbook 1: Analysis of internal combustion engine cycles; Adaptations for practical applications; Combination mechanisms; Hydrocarbon fuels; Spark ignition engines; Diesel engines and engine management.

Textbook 2: Scope and history; Fuels; Thermodynamics of combustion; Chemical kinetics of combustion; Flames; Gas fired furnace combustion; Detonation of gaseous mixtures; Spray formation and droplet behavior; Gas turbine spray combustion; Direct injection engine gaseous mixture; Solid fuel combustion mechanics; Fixed bed combustion; Suspension burning; Fluidized bed combustion.

 

Applied Thermodynamics *

Introduction; Design methodology; Engineering ethics; Review of thermodynamics; Review of fluid mechanics; Heat transfer; Application of thermodynamics, Fluid mechanics and heat transfer; System identification and description and component design; System design; Simulation.

 

Hydraulic Machines*

Dimensional analysis; Basic theory of fluid machinery; Water turbines;  Pelton turbines; Francis turbines; Kaplan types; Velocity triangles; Pumps and cavitation; Axial flow fans; Compressible flow through fluid; machinery; Rothalpy; Centrifugal and axial compressors

 

Heat Transfer *

Basic concepts, conduction – steady state in one dimension; Conduction – steady state in 2 and 3 – Dimensions; Conduction – unsteady – state (transient state); Introduction to hydrodynamics; Dimensional analysis applied to heat transfer; Forced convection laminar flow and turbulent flow; Free convection; Boiling and condensation; Heat exchanger; Thermal radiation – basic relations; Radiation exchange between surfaces; Mass transfer

 

Turbo-Machine Design *

Introduction; Review of thermodynamics; Thermodynamics of gas-turbine cycles; Diffusion and diffusers; Energy transfer in turbo-machinery; Three-dimensional velocity diagrams for axial turbo-machines; The design and performance prediction of axial-flow turbines; The design and performance of axial-flow compressors; Design methods for radial-flow turbo-machines; Convective heat transfer in blade cooling and heat-exchanger design; Gas turbine starting and control system principles; Combustion systems and combustion calculations; Mechanical design

Considerations

 

Maintenance Technology *

A system approach to maintenance and its management; Maintenance strategies including condition monitoring and control of performance by ensuring contamination, leakage, fluid, chemical, physical, cavitation, temperature, wear and mechanical stability; Reliability through design, procurement, maintenance, repair, replacement and stockholding; The systematic generation of a maintenance schedule.

 

Plant Engineering *

Sampling; Bench-Scale and Pilot Plant Test-work; Financial and Feasibility Studies; Models and Simulators for Selection, Sizing and Design; Comminution (Crushing and Grinding); Size Separation; Solid-Solid Separation; Flotation; Solid-Liquid Separation; Pumping, Material Transport, Drying and Storage; Pre-Oxidation; Leaching and Adsorption Circuits; Extraction; Bullion Production and Refining; Tailings Disposal, Wastewater Disposal and the Environment; Construction Materials for Equipment and Plants; Power, Water and Support Facilities; Process Control and Instrumentation; Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Management; Start-Ups, Commissioning and Training; Case Studies.

 

Engineering Tribology *

Tribology versus tero-technology; Friction; Wear; Lubrication; Behavior of tribological components; Other tribological measures; Tribo-technical systems; Tribological monitoring of equipment’s condition; Tribology in metal working processes; Tribology in steel industries; Tribology in mining industries; Tribology in paper and pulp industries; Tribology in glass fiber industry; Tribology in transport sector.

 

Road and Bridge Maintenance *

Bridge inspection; Concrete super-structures and box girders; Steel structures; Suspension bridges; Cable-stayed bridges; Movable bridges; Sub-structures; Bearings; Deck reconstruction and joints; Seismic retrofitting of highway bridges; Maintenance of traffic during inspection and rehabilitation; Environmental controls related to bridge rehabilitation; References.

 

Thermodynamics *

Properties of prefect gasses, Thermodynamics processes of perfect gasses; Entropy of perfect gasses, kinetic theory of gasses, thermodynamic air cycles; Formation and properties of steam, entropy of steam, thermodynamic vapor cycles; Fuels, combustion of fuels, steam boilers, boiler mountings and accessories; Performance of steam boilers, boiler draught, simple steam engines, steam nozzles; Compound steam engines, performance of steam engines, steam condensers; Impulse turbines, reaction turbines, performance of steam turbines; Modern steam turbines, internal combustion engines, testing of internal combustion Engines; Reciprocating air compressors, rotary air compressors, performance considerations; Air motors, gas turbines, performance of gas turbines, heat transfer; Air conditioning systems, Psychrometry, vapor compression refrigeration systems; General thermodynamic relations, variable specific heat

 

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration *

Thermal principles; Air conditioning systems; Psychrometric principles and processes; Heat load calculations; Duct design; Vapor-compression cycles; Refrigeration and air conditioning system components.

 

HVAC Systems Design *

Engineering fundamentals; HVAC design – calculations, load calculations, general concepts for equipment, air-handling systems, central plants, automatic control, cooling, heating, electrical features of HVAC systems, documentation and specifications, construction and operation, technical report writing, fundamentals of the following in design: fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, psychrometics, sound and vibration

 

Mechanical Systems Design *

Manufacturing Systems and Their Design Principles; Computer-Aided Process Planning for Machining; Discrete Event Control of Manufacturing Systems; Machine Tool Dynamics and Vibrations; Machine Tool Monitoring and Control; Process Monitoring and Control of Machining Operations; Forming Processes: Monitoring and Control; Assembly and Welding Processes and Their Monitoring and Control; Control of Polymer Processing; Precision Manufacturing; Active Damping of Large Trusses; Semi-Active Suspension Systems; Active Vibration Absorption and Delayed Feedback Tuning; Vibration Suppression Utilizing Piezoelectric Networks; Vibration Reduction via the Boundary Control Method; An Introduction to the Mechanics of Tensegrity Structures; The Dynamics of the Class 1 Shell Tensegrity Structure; Robot Kinematics; Robot Dynamics; Actuators and Computer-Aided Design of Robots; Control of Robots; Control of Robotic Systems in Contact Tasks; Intelligent Soft-Computing Techniques in Robotics; Teleoperation and Telerobotics; Mobile Robotic Systems; Humanoid Robots; Present State and Future Trends in Mechanical Systems Design for Robot Application.

 

Optimization of Fluid Machinery *

INTRODUCTION; DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS IN TURBO-MACHINERY; SCALING LAWS, LIMITATIONS AND CAVITATION;

TURBO-MACHINERY NOISE; SELECTION AND PRELIMINARY DESIGN; ENERGY TRANSFER AND DIFFUSION IN TURBO-MACHINES; CASCADE ANALYSIS; ADVANCED TOPICS IN PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN; REFERENCES

 

Workshop Processes Practices and Materials *

Steel-making processes; Heat treatment; Material tests; Basic processes like casting, forging and welding; Metrology; Cutting of metals; The lathe; Drilling machine; Milling machine; Computer integrated manufacturing; Tolerances; Limits and fits; Geometric tolerances; Cost aspects.

 

Industrial Programming *

Evolution of the computer; Computer fundamentals; Concept of information and data processing; Importance of software; Basics of word processing; Spreadsheet applications using Excel; Microsoft Office Word; Microsoft Access; Power point; Introduction to programming; Overview of C programming; Types, operators and expressions; Control flow; Decision making; Arrays; User defined functions; Structure and union; Pointers; File handling in C.

 

The Motor Vehicle *

Part 1 The Engine- General principles of heat engines; Engine balance; Constructional details of the engine; Six-, eight- and twelve-cylinder engines; Sleeve valve and special engines; Diesel injection equipment and systems; Distributor type pumps; Some representative diesel engines; The two-stroke engine; Fundamentals of carburetion; Some representative carburetors; Petrol injection systems; Induction manifold design; Emission control; Fuel pumps and engine intake air conditioning; Turbo-charging and supercharging; Fuels and their combustion; Friction, lubricants and lubrication; Engine cooling; Electric propulsion; Alternative power units; Bearings, gearing, chains and belt drives; Part 2 Transmission -Transmission requirements’; Clutches; Why is a gearbox necessary?; Constructional arrangements of gearboxes;  Epicyclic and pre-selector gearboxes; Torque converters and automatic gearboxes; Semi-automatic gearboxes and continuously variable transmissions; Universal joints and driving steered wheels; The differential; The back axle; Axle constructions; The double reduction axle; Part 3 The Carriage Unit  - The basic structure; Vehicle safety; Brakes; Servo- and power-operated, and regenerative braking systems; Anti-lock brakes and traction control; Front axle and steering mechanism; Wheels and tires; Suspension principles; Suspension systems; Six-wheel vehicles.

 

Advanced Motor Vehicle Technology *

Vehicle structure; Friction clutch; Manual gearboxes; Fluid couplings and torque converters; Semi-and fully automatic transmission ; Transmission bearings and constant velocity joints; Final drive transmission; Tires; Steering; Suspension; Brake systems; Air operated power brake equipment and vehicle retarders; Vehicle refrigeration; Vehicle body aerodynamics.

 

Electronic Vehicle Design *

Introduction; Current CEV design approaches; Viable energy storage systems; Electric motor and drive-controller design; Process engineering and control of fuel cells; Battery fuel-cell EV design packages; Hybrid vehicle design; Lightweight construction material and techniques; Design for optimum body structures and running gear; Performance efficiency.

 

Tire Mechanics and Vehicle Dynamics *

Introduction; Tire characteristics; Vehicle handling and stability; Vehicle dynamics and more complex tire slip conditions; Basic tire modeling considerations; Definition of tire input quantities; Assessment of tire input motion components; Fundamental differential equation for rolling and slipping; Tire model; Theory of steady-state slipping and moment generation; Tire brush model; The tread simulation model; Application of braking up wheel lock; Semi-empirical tire models; The similarity model; The magic formula tire model; Non-steady-state output plane; Review of research; The stretched string model; Approximations and other models; Tire inertia effects; Load theory of the wheel shimmy phenomena; The simple trailing wheel system with yaw degree of freedom; Systems with yaw and lateral degrees of freedom; Shimmy and energy flow; Non-linear shimmy oscillations; Single contact point transient tire models; Model development; Enhanced non-linear transient  tire model; Applications of transient tire models; Vehicle response to steer angle vibrations; Cornering on undulated roads; Longitudinal force response to tire non-uniformity; Response to tire stiffness variations; Self excited wheel hop; Forced steering vibrations; ABS braking on undulated road; Steering from standstill; Short wavelength tie frequency model; The contact patch slip model; Parking maneuvers; Tire dynamics; Dynamic tire model performance; Dynamic tire response to short road unevenesses; Motorcycle dynamics; Models and linear equations of motion; Stability analysis; Analysis of steady-state cornering; Motorcycle magic formula tire model.

 

The Automobile Chassis *

Introduction; Tires of suspension and drive; Tires and wheels; Wheel travel and elasto-kinematics; Steering; Springing; Chassis and vehicle overall; References.

 

Robotics – Mechanism Design for Automated Manufacturing *

Introduction: Brief Historical Review and Main Definitions; Concepts and Layouts; Dynamic Analysis of Drives; Kinematics and Control of Automatic Machines; Feedback Sensors; Transporting Devices; Functional Systems and Mechanisms; Manipulators; References.

 

Tribology in Machine Design *

Tribology versus tero-technology; Friction; Wear; Lubrication; Behavior of tribological components; Other tribological measures; Tribo-technical systems; Tribological monitoring of equipment’s condition; Tribology in metal working processes; Tribology in steel industries; Tribology in mining industries; Tribology in paper and pulp industries; Tribology in glass fiber industry; Tribology in transport sector.

 

Engineering Fundamentals of the Internal Combustion Engine *

Textbook 1: Analysis of internal combustion engine cycles; Adaptations for practical applications; Combination mechanisms; Hydrocarbon fuels; Spark ignition engines; Diesel engines and engine management.

Textbook 2: Scope and history; Fuels; Thermodynamics of combustion; Chemical kinetics of combustion; Flames; Gas fired furnace combustion; Detonation of gaseous mixtures; Spray formation and droplet behavior; Gas turbine spray combustion; Direct injection engine gaseous mixture; Solid fuel combustion mechanics; Fixed bed combustion; Suspension burning; Fluidized bed combustion.

 

Diesel Engine Fundamentals *

DIESEL ENGINES; Introduction; History; Diesel Engines; Major Components of a Diesel Engine; Diesel Engine Support Systems; Exhaust System; Operational Terminology; FUNDAMENTALS OF THE DIESEL CYCLE; The Basic Diesel Cycles; The Four-Stoke Cycle; The Two-Stroke Cycle; DIESEL ENGINE SPEED, FUEL CONTROLS; AND PROTECTION; Engine Control; Fuel Injectors; Governor; Operation of a Governor; Starting Circuits; Engine Protection,

 

Diesel Engine Transient Operation Principles and Analysis *

Transient Operation Fundamentals; Thermodynamic Aspects of Transient Operation; Dynamics; Experimental Measurements; Emissions;

Methods of Improving Transient Response; Special Cases of Transient Operation; Second-law Analysis; Modeling; References.

 

Marine Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines *

Introduction; Theory and general principles; Gas-diesel and dual-fuel engines; Exhaust emissions and control; Fuels and lubes: chemistry and treatment; Performance; Engine and plant selection; Pressure charging; Fuel injection; Low speed engines—introduction; MAN B&W low speed engines; Mitsubishi low speed engines; Sulzer low speed engines; Burmeister & Wain low speed engines; Doxford low speed engines; MAN low speed engines; Medium speed engines—introduction; Allen (Rolls–Royce); Alpha Diesel (MAN B&W); Caterpillar; Deutz;  MaK (Caterpillar Motoren); MAN B&W Diesel; Rolls-Royce Bergen; Ruston (MAN B&W); SEMT-Pielstick (MAN B&W); Sulzer (Wärtsilä); Wärtsilä; Other medium speed engines; ABC, Daihatsu, GMT, Hyundai, Mirrlees Blackstone, Mitsui, Niigata, Nohab, SKL, Stork-Werkspoor Diesel,Wichmann, EMD, Bolnes, Yanmar; Low speed four-stroke trunk piston engines; High speed engines; Caterpillar, Cummins, Deutz, GMT, Isotta Fraschini, Man  B&W Holeby, Mitsubishi, MTU, Niigata, Paxman, SEMT-Pielstick, Wärtsilä, Zvezda, Scania, Volvo Penta; Gas turbines.

 

Gas Turbine Engineering *

Introduction; Review of thermodynamics; Thermodynamics of gas-turbine cycles; Diffusion and diffusers; Energy transfer in turbo-machinery; Three-dimensional velocity diagrams for axial turbo-machines; The design and performance prediction of axial-flow turbines; The design and performance of axial-flow compressors; Design methods for radial-flow turbo-machines; Convective heat transfer in blade cooling and heat-exchanger design; Gas turbine starting and control system principles; Combustion systems and combustion calculations; Mechanical design

Considerations

 

Aerodynamics *

Revision of the conservation laws for steady incompressible frictionless flow; Sources; Sinks; Potential vortices and doublets; Combinations; Kutta’s hypothesis and Kutta-Joukowski theorem of lift; Thin airfoil theory including camber line theory and thickness; Three dimensional lifting line theory including Prandtl-Lanchester wing model; The monoplane equation and aerodynamic derivatives; Axis-symmetric flow; Airscrew theory.

 

Mechanics of Flight *

Mechanics; Air and airflow-subsonic speeds; Aerofoils-subsonic speeds; Thrust; Level flight; Gliding and landing; Performance; Maneuvers; Stability and control; A trial flight; Flight at transonic speeds; Flight at supersonic speeds; Space flight; Reference information.

 

Design of the Aeroplane *

TEXTBOOK 1:            Introduction; Preliminary estimate of take-off weight; Wing loading selection; Main wing design; Fuselage design; Horizontal and vertical tail design; Engine selection; Take-off and landing; Enhanced lift design; Structure design; Static stability and control; Cost estimate; Design summary and trade study.

TEXTBOOK 2:            Preliminary considerations; The evolution of the airplane and its performance; Aerodynamics of the airplane – the drag polar; Propulsion characteristics; The equations of motion; Airplane performance – steady flight and accelerated flight; Airplane design; The philosophy of a propeller-driven airplane; Design of jet-propelled airplane

 

Aircraft Structures *

A historical perspective; Statically determinate structures; Applied elasticity – fundamental concepts; Box beam stress analysis; Load transfer in stiffened panel structures; Energy work principle; Force method – trusses, beams and frames; Forced method – idealized thin-walled structures; The matrix displacement methods – trusses, beams and frames; Matrix displacement method – thin walled structures; Structural stability; Reference information.

 

Aircraft Electrical Systems *

Fundamentals of electricity; Application of Ohm’s Law; Aircraft batteries; Electrical wiring and wiring practices; Alternating current; Electrical control devices; Digital electronics; Electric measuring instruments; Electric motor; Generators and related control circuits; Alternators, inverters and related controls; Power distribution systems; Design and maintenance of aircraft electrical systems; Radio theory; Communication and navigation systems; Weather warning systems; Electronic instruments and auto-flight systems.

 

Aircraft Automatic Flight Control *

Introduction; Static stability and control; Aircraft equations of motion; Longitudinal motion (stick fixed); Lateral motion (stick fixed); Aircraft response to control on atmospheric inputs;         Automatic control theory – the classical approach; Application of classic control theory to aircraft autopilot design; Modern control theory; Applications of modern control theory to aircraft autopilot design; Reference information.

 

Aviation Maintenance *

A system approach to maintenance and its management; Maintenance strategies including condition monitoring and control of performance by ensuring contamination, leakage, fluid, chemical, physical, cavitation, temperature, wear and mechanical stability; Reliability through design, procurement, maintenance, repair, replacement and stockholding; The systematic generation of a maintenance schedule.

 

Aircraft Performance and Design *

Preliminary considerations; The evolution of the airplane and its performance; Aerodynamics of the airplane – the drag polar; Propulsion characteristics; The equations of motion; Airplane performance – steady flight and accelerated flight; Airplane design; The philosophy of a propeller-driven airplane; Design of jet-propelled airplane

 

Mathematics (Calculus I)

Mathematical revision and bridging algebra,                     geometry and trigonometry; Mathematical induction and the binominal; Functions; Limits and continuity; Derivatives; Rules for differentiation; Applications of differentiation; Integration;  The definite and indefinite integral; Integration of simple functions

 

Mathematical Statistics

Applied probability theory; Discrete and continuous random variables and their probability distributions; Waiting time processes; Sampling theory; Point and interval estimation; Hypothesis testing; Simple linear and non-linear regression and correlation analysis.

 

Applied Physics

Physical measurements; Electrostatics; Electrical potential; Capacitance; Principles of electrical circuits; Heating effects of the electric current; Thermoelectricity; Electromagnetism; Elasticity; Surface tension; Viscosity; Gas laws and specific heat of gasses; Conduction and thermal conductivity; Propagation of light; Photometry; Wave motion; Sound; Vectors; Gravitation; Hygrometry; Semiconductors; References.

 

Environmental Science

Environmental sciences and sustainable development, The global environmental debate, Environmental polices and policy processes, Environmental economics in environmental management, Population, vulnerability and criticality, The global warming debate, Coastal management, River processes and management, GIS in environmental science, Soil in environmental science, Groundwater pollution and protection, Marine and estuarine pollution, Urban air pollution and health, Environmental risk management, Energy politics, Preventing disease, Managing global commons.

 

Soil Science

Soil as natural resource, Soil texture, Particle size distribution, Bulk density and soil porosity, Soil water content, Water movement in soil, Environmental influence on soil formation, Properties of colloids in the soil environment, Types of soil acidity, Liming acid soils, Soil degradation by salinity and sodality, Soil testing, Available phosphorus in soils, Soil organic matter and chemical sorption, Microbial decomposition of organic materials in soil, Soil survey reports.

 

Agricultural Technology

The importance of power and technology, Opportunities in agricultural power and technology, Safety in agricultural power and technology, Tools, instruments and fasteners, Equipment maintenance facilities and storage, Applying science principles and practices with agricultural equipment, Tractors, Crop production equipment, Production equipment, Turf and landscape equipment, Specialty equipment, Irrigation equipment, Selecting and using electric motors, Internal combustion engine systems and functions, Maintaining gasoline engines and systems, Rebuilding small air-cooled gasoline engines, Maintaining diesel engines, Engine efficiency, Power trains - using hydraulic systems, using pneumatic systems, using robotics, Electronic systems, Precision technology, Variable rate technology, Yield monitors and controllers, Remote sensing, References.

 

Farm Management

Farm management in the 21st century, Management principles, Acquiring and organizing management information, Asset valuation and depreciation, The balance sheet and its analysis, The income statement and its analysis, Economic principles – choosing production levels, Economic principles – choosing input and output, Cost concepts in economics, Partial budgeting, Whole farm budgeting, Cash flow budgeting, Forms of farm business organization, Managing risk and uncertainty, Managing income taxes, Investment analysis, Farm business analysis, Capital and the use of credit, Land – control and use, Human resource management, Machinery management.

 

Animal Science

Animal Agriculture, Breeds and life cycles of livestock and poultry, Animal products, Companion animals, Horses, Aquaculture, State of breeding of domestic animals, Anatomy and physiology of farm animals, The application of endocrinology to selected animals and humans, The physiology of growth and senescence, Anatomy and physiology of reproduction and related technologies in farm management, Artificial insemination, Physiology of lactation, Physiology of egg laying, Ecology of digestion in nutrition, The nutritional application of minerals to humans and animals, Animal disease and the health of humans, Selected insects and parasites of significance to humans and animals, Ethnology and animal behavior, Reference information.

 

General Crop Science

Crop production and society, Plant structure and function, Plant metabolism and growth, Crop improvement, Climate and weather, Soil and land, Plant and soil water, Pests in crop production, Agricultural production systems, Land preparation and farm energy, Seed and seeding, Harvesting and storage of crops, Marketing and handling grain crops, References.

 

Agricultural Business Management         

Introduction: Forms of business ownership, Financial statements, Financial analysis and planning, Financing the business, Capital investment analysis, Strategic marketing, The marketing mix, Operations management, Managing organizations, Human resources management.

 

Vegetable Crop Science

History of vegetable crops. Understanding the vegetable industry, Classifying vegetable crops, How environmental factors affect vegetable production, Plant selection considerations, Preparing the field, Planting the field, The need of water and irrigation, Extending the growth season, Dealing with growing problems, Harvesting, Harvesting the crops and delivering it to the buyer, Uses of vegetables, Nutritional value of vegetables, Cole crops, Greens, Leafy salad crops, Perennial crops, Bulb crops, Legumes and pulse crops, Sweet corn, Solanum crops, Cucrbits.

 

Fruit Tree Science

Introduction, The growing behavior of trees, Tree training, Pest and disease management, Fruit quality, Fruit harvesting, Overview of training methods, Factors in orchard design, Irrigation techniques, Reference information.

 

Soil Nutrient Science

Introduction, Basic soil-plant relationship, Soil acidity and alkalinity, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sulfur, Calcium and magnesium, Micro-nutrients, Soil fertility evaluation, Fundamentals of nutrient management, Nutrients, Water use and other interactions, Economics of plant-nutrient use, Agricultural productivity and environmental quality.

 

Weed Science

Characteristics, Biology and Importance of weeds, The plant systems, The soil system, Methods of weed control, Introduction to herbicides, Plant-herbicide interactions, Soil-herbicide interactions, Herbicide resistance, Herbicide groups with significant foliar use, Trans-located herbicides showing initial symptoms on new growth – showing initial symptoms on old growth – Non- trans-located herbicides showing initial localized injury, Herbicide groups applied almost exclusively to the soil, Weed life cycles and management, Aquatic plant management, Herbicide formulations and packaging, Carriers, Spray additives and tank mixes, Herbicide application, Tillage equipment, Troubleshooting, Weed control in age of rapidly changing technology, Reference information.

 

Entomology and Pest Management

Introduction, Insect structure and life processes, Insect classification, The insect life cycle, Insect ecology, Surveillance and sampling, Economic decision levels for pest populations, Pest management theory, Management with natural enemies and other biological agents, Economical management of the crop environment, Managing insects with resistant plants, Management by modifying insect development and behavior, Sterile0insect techniques and other pest management case histories, Reference information.

 

Animal Husbandry

Animal contribution to human needs, An overview of the livestock and poultry industries, Poultry and egg products, Milk and milk products, Wool and mohair, By-products of meat animals, Market classes and grades of livestock, Poultry and eggs, Visual evaluation of market animals, Reproduction, Artificial insemination, Estrous synchronization and embryo transfer, Genetics, Genetic change through selection, Mating systems, Nutrients and their function, Digestion and absorption of feed, Providing nutrients for body functions, Growth and development, Lactation, Adaptation to the environment, Animal health, Animal behavior, Issues in agriculture, Making effective management decisions, Beef cattle and breeding, Feeding and managing beef cattle, Dairy cattle breeds and breeding, Feeding and managing swine, Sheep breeds and breeding, Feeding and managing sheep, Horse breeds and breeding, Feeding and managing horses, Poultry breeding, feeding and management, Goat breeding, feeding and management, Careers and career preparation in the animal sciences, Aqua-culture, References.

 

Animal Nutrition

Introduction to nutrients, Digestive physiology and feed analysis, Concentrates, Energy sources, Other concentrate energy feeds, Protein sources, Roughage’s forage harvesting and utilization, Micro-nutrients, Mineral and vitamin supplements, Feed additives, Feeding behavior and regulation of feed intake, Water usage, Diet formulation. Feed manufacturing and processing, Feeding and nutrition of – swine, avian species, beef cattle, small ruminants – sheep and goats, dairy cattle, horses and rabbits, Feeding and nutrition of companion animals – dogs and cats, Fur breeding animals, Feeding and nutrition of wild exotic and zoo animals, Feeding and nutrition of fish and other aquatic organisms, Reference information.

 

Electrical Materials *

Innovation and products; Sensors and transducers; Conduction; Circuit technology; Insulators; Capacitors; Ferromagnetic materials and applications; Displays; Role of human vision; CRT; LED; LCD; Photo-detectors; Optical fibers; Solid state light sources.

 

Basic Electronics *

Semiconductor physics; PN junctions; Bipolar transistors; Small signal dynamic transistor models; Single stage transistor amplifiers; Simple logic circuits.Junction FET’s and MOSFET’s; Frequency response of amplifiers; Ideal operational amplifiers; Current sources; Introduction; Electronic components; How integrated circuits are made; Electronic manufacturing processes and materials; Physical design issues.

 

Electrotechnics *

Elementary electrical circuit laws, theorems and circuit analysis; Power and energy; The electrostatic field; Capacitance and elementary RC-circuits; Magnetism and magnetic circuits; Electromagnetism, self – and mutual induction and elementary RL – circuits.

 

Electromangnetics *

Lorentz force law; Laws of Coulomb, Ampére, Faraday and Gauss; Maxwell’s equations; Vector analysis; Electro-quasistatics; Charges on conductors; Potential fields; Laplace and Poisson equations; Methods of images; Boundary value solutions; dielectrics and capacitors; Ohomic conduction; Charge relaxation.

 

Signals and Systems *

Techniques of circuit analysis; Topology in circuit analysis; The operational amplifier; First order and second order electric circuits; Mutual inductance; Sinusoidal steady state analysis and power calculations; Balanced 3-phase circuits.

 

Electrical Measurements and Instrumentation *

Fundamentals; Essentials of indicating instruments; Deflecting torque; Controlling and damping torques; Moving iron ammeters and voltmeters; Attraction and repulsion types; Sources of error; Advantages and disadvantages; Deflecting torque in terms of change in self-induction; Extension of range by shunts and multipliers; Moving coil instruments; Permanent magnet type instruments; Voltmeter sensitivity; Multi-rage voltmeters; Electro-dynamic and dynamometer type instruments; Hot-wire instruments; Thermocouple ammeter; Megger and induction type voltmeters and ammeters; Electrostatic voltmeters; Range extension of electrostatic voltmeters; Wattmeters; Electric meters; Quantity of ampere-hour meters; Watt-hour meters; Ballistic galvanometers; Vibration galvanometers; Vibrating reed frequency meters; Moving iron frequency meters; Power-factor meters; Moving iron power factor meter; DC potentiometers; Direct reading potentiometer; Calibration of ammeters and voltmeters; AC potentiometers; Instrument transformers; Current transformers; Theory of current transformers; Clip-on current transformers; Potential transformers.

 

Electrical Power Systems I *

Introduction to power systems; Single and three phase alternating current theory; Per-unit system; Symmetrical components; power transformers; Modeling of transmission lines; Steady state operation of transmission lines; Introduction to power flow.

 

Electrical Power Systems II (analysis)*

. 1. Power System Components:

Single line diagram of power system, Brief Description of Power system elements such as, Synchronous Machine, Transformer, Bus bar, Circuit Breaker, isolator, CT, PT.

  1. AC. Distribution Systems:

Primary and Secondary systems, Overhead and Underground systems, Connection scheme of distribution system, Radial system, Ring main system, Interconnected systems, feeders and distributors, AC distribution calculations, overview of Distribution Automation, Numericals expected.

  1. Overhead Transmission Line parameters:

Types of conductors, bundled conductor, symmetrical and unsymmetrical spacing, equivalent spacing, transposition, influence of voltage on cost and efficiency, comparison of different systems of transmission, calculation of resistance, concept of self GMD, mutual GMD, inductance and capacitance for single circuit and double circuit lines, skin and proximity effect, Numericals expected.

  1. Design Aspects of Overhead Transmission Lines:

Main components of over head lines, conductor materials, line supports, insulators, types of insulators, potential distribution over suspension insulators, string efficiency, methods of improving string efficiency, corona, factors affecting corona, important terms, advantages and disadvantages of corona, methods of reducing corona effect, sag in over head lines and sag calculations, Numericals expected.

  1. Characteristics and Performance of Transmission Line:

Short, medium and long lines, Voltages and currents at sending and receiving end of line, ABCD constants, Sending end and receiving power circle diagrams, universal power circle diagram, voltage and current waves, surge impedance loading of transmission line, Complex Power flow through transmission line, Power transmission capability, Ferranti effect, tuned power lines, methods of voltage control, voltage regulators, tap changing transformers, booster transformers, synchronous phase modifiers, Numericals expected.

  1. Underground Cables:

Construction and classification of cables for single and three phase service, Insulation resistance, capacitance and dielectric stresses in cable, Most economical conductor size in cables, Grading of cables, capacitance grading and inter-sheath grading, Capacitance of three core cable and measurements of capacitances, Methods of laying underground cables.

  1. Load Flow Analysis:

Network Model Formulation, Formation of Bus Admittance Matrix, Power Flow Equations, Gauss-Seidal method, Newton-Raphson method, Decoupled and Fast decoupled Methods, Comparison of Load Flow Methods, Numericals expected.

  1. Power Factor Improvement:

Causes and disadvantages of Low power factor, power factor improvement using Static capacitors, synchronous condensers, phase advancers, Numericals expected

 

Electrical Machinery *

Magnetic circuits; Principles of DC machines; Principles of AC machines; DC machine dynamics; Principles of synchronous machines; Single phase machines; Induction machines.

 

Electronic Design *

The design of simple analogue open-loop circuits with discrete transistors and operational amplifiers to meet given specifications; Component tolerances; Simulation; Electromagnetic compatibility; Circuit board layout; Report writing

 

Power Electronics *

Principles of power electronics; Power devices, diodes and transistors: Thyristors and triggering; Converter circuits; DC to controlled AC; AC to DC with and with no control; AC to Ac controlled; Resonant converters; Power factor correction; Converter control; Power supplies; Motor drives; Temperature control.

 

Digital Electronics *

Study Directions: Boolean algebra; Combinational and sequential design at gate and register level; Introduction to hardware description languages.

 

Communication Electronics *

Channel capacity; Base-band data transmission inter symbol interference and error probabilities; Signal to noise ratios in ratios in analogue modulation systems (AM, FM); Probability of error for digital modulation schemes (ASK, PSK, FSK); Digital transmission of analogue signals (PCM) and quantization noise; Forward error correction codes.

 

Optical Fiber Communication Systems *

Introduction; Refractive index and velocity of light; Classification of optical fibers; Fiber fabrication; Fiber cables; Optical fibers and cylindrical waveguides; Fiber losses; Dispersion in optical fibers; Light sources for optical fibers; Photo-detectors; Noise control in optical fibers; Optical couples; Splicing; Multiplexers; De-multiplexers; Communication systems; Fiber optic sensors; Modulation; Optical fiber communications systems; Special applications; Measurements on optical fibers.

 

Radio Waves Communication *

Signals; Switched communication systems; Modulation; Demodulation; Radio communication systems; Radio receivers noise; Aerials; Propagation of waves; Broad-band communications; Picture signal transmission and reception; Radar and navigation; Sound and acoustical systems; Basic information theory; Recording and digital processing of video signals.

 

Microwave Engineering *

Electromagnetic theory; Transmission line theory; Transmission lines and waveguides; Microwave network analysis; Impedance matching and tuning; Microwave resonators; Power dividers and directional couplers; Microwave filters; Theory and design of ferromagnetic components; Active microwave circuits; Design of microwave amplifiers and oscillators; Introduction to microwave systems

 

Antenna Engineering *

Antennas; Fundamental parameters of antennas; Radiation integrals and auxiliary potential functions; Linear wire antennas; Loop antennas; Arrays – linear, planar and circular; Antenna synthesis and continuous sources; Integral equations, moment method and self and mutual impedances; Broadband dipoles and matching techniques; Traveling wave and broadband antennas; Frequency independent antennas and antenna miniaturization; Aperture antennas; Horn antennas; Micro-strip antennas; Reflector antennas; Antenna measurements

 

Analytical Chemistry *

Measurements; Atomic masses, molecular masses and the mole concept; Formulae and composition calculations; Calculations from chemical equations; Measurements of gases; Structure of matter; Oxidization-reduction; Equivalent mass; Expressing concentrations of solutions; Reactions involving standard solutions; Properties of solutions; Energy; Chemical equilibrium; Ionic equilibrium; Solubility product and precipitation; Electrochemistry; Photochemistry and nuclear chemistry; Non-SI units of measurement.

 

Engineering Chemistry *

Atomic structure; Ionic bond; Covalent bond –I; Periodic classification of elements; Acids and bases; Metallurgies; General characteristics of s- and p-block elements and their components; Nuclear chemistry; Components of boron and silicon; Oxides and oxy-acids of nitrogen and phosphates; Oxides and oxy-acids of sulphur and chlorine; Components of nitrogen; Phosphorus and halogens; Organo-metallic components; The d-block elements; The f-block elements; Oxidation and reduction; Chemical industries; Noble gasses; Coordination components; Environmental chemistry; Non-aqueous solvents; Quantitative inorganic analysis; Quantitative analysis; Spectral properties of compounds; Organo-metallic compounds and π-acid complexes; Inorganic polymers; Evaluation of analytical data; Tables and references.

 

Organic Chemistry *

Bonding and Isomerism; Alkanes and Cycloalkanes; Conformation and geometric isomerism; Alkenes and Alkynes; Aromatic compounds; Stereoisomerism; Organic halogen compounds; Substitution and elimination reactions; Alcohols; Phenols and thiols; Ethers and epoxides; Aldehydes and ketones; Carboxylic acids and their derivatives; Amines and related nitrogen compounds; Spectroscopy and structure determination; Hetrerocyclic compounds; Synthetic polymers; Lipids and detergents; Carbohydrates; Amino acids peptides and proteins; Lipitides and proteins; Nucleotides and nucleic acids

 

Industrial Chemistry *

Comminution, Flotation, Gravity Separation, Classification, Magnetic Separation, Leaching, Biotechnology; Solvent extraction, Environmental Issues, Computer Technology, Dewatering, Electro-winning, Flocculation Process Control, Modeling and Simulation, Mineralogy

 

Environmental Geology *

An overview of our planetary environment; Rocks and minerals; Internal processes; Earthquakes; Volcanoes; Surface processes; Costal zones and processes; Mass movements; Geology and climate: glaciers, deserts and global climate trends; Water resources; Soils as a resource; Mineral and rock resources; Energy resources – fossil fuels; Energy resources – alternative sources; Waste disposal; Water pollution; Air pollution; Environmental law; Land-use planning and engineering; Geologic time; Geologic process rates; Introduction to topographic and geologic maps and satellite imagery; Mineral and rock identification; References.

 

Physical Geology *

Attitude of Structural Planes; Thickness and Depth; Planes and Topography; Lines and Intersecting Planes Graphic Solutions with the Stereonet; Faults; Stress; Faults and Stresses; Concepts of Deformation; Strain in Rocks Description and Classification of Folds; Parallel Folds; Similar Folds; Folds and Topography; Linear and Planar Structures in Tectonites; Structural Analysis; Drill Hole Data; Structural Contours; Maps and Cross; Sections; Block Diagrams

 

Mining Geology *

Mineral Resources; Introduction and aims what makes a Viable Mineral Deposit? Some Useful Definitions and Compilations Natural Resources, sustainability and Environmental Responsibility Summary and Further Reading  Igneous Processes; Igneous Ore; Forming Processes; Introduction Magmas and Metallogeny why are Some Magmas More Fertile than Others? The 'Inheritance Factor' Partial Melting and Crystal Fractionation as ore Forming Processes Liquid Immiscibility as an Ore Forming Process a more detailed Consideration of Mineralization in Mafic Magmas a model for Mineralization in Layered Mafic; Intrusions Summary and Further Reading; Magmatic; Hydrothermal Ore; Forming Processes; Introduction some Physical and Chemical Properties of Water Formation of a Magmatic Aqueous Phase the Composition and Characteristics of Magmatic Hydrothermal Solutions a note on Pegmatite’s and their Significance to Granite; Related ore; Forming Processes fluid; Melt trace element Partitioning water content and depth of Emplacement of Granites; Relationships to ore; Forming Processes Models for the Formation of Porphyry; type Cu, Mo and W Deposits fluid flow in and around Granite Plutons Skarn Deposits near surface Magmatic; Hydrothermal Processes; The Epithermal Family of Au; Ag; (Cu) Deposits the role of Hydrothermal Fluids in Mineralized Mafic Rocks; Hydrothermal Processes ; Hydrothermal ore; Forming Processes; Introduction other fluids in the Earth's Crust and their origins the movement of Hydrothermal Fluids in the Earth's Crust further factors affecting Metal Solubility Precipitation Mechanisms for metals in solution more on Fluid/Rock Interaction ; An Introduction to Hydrothermal Alteration Metal Zoning and Paragenetic Sequence Modern Analogues of ore ; Forming Processes The VMS; SEDEX Continuum Mineral Deposits Associated With Aquo; Carbonic Metamorphic Fluids Ore Deposits Associated With Connate Fluids Ore Deposits Associated With Near Surface Meteoric Fluids (Ground Water); Summary and Further Reading Part III; Sedimentary/Surficial Processes; Surficial and Supergene Ore Forming Processes; Introduction Principles Lateritic Deposits Clay Deposits Calcrete; Hosted Deposits Supergene Enrichment of Cu and Other Metals in Near; Surface Deposits Summary and Further Reading; Sedimentary ore Forming Processes; Introduction Clastic Sedimentation and Heavy Mineral Concentration; Placer Deposits Chemical Sedimentation; Banded Iron Formation, Phosphorites, and Evaporites Fossil Fuels; Oil/Gas Formation and Coalification Summary and Further Reading Part IV; Global Tectonics And Metallogeny; ore Deposits in a Global Tectonic Context; Introduction Patterns in the Distribution of Mineral Deposits Continental Growth Rates; Crustal Evolution and Metallogenesis Metallogeny Through Time Plate Tectonics and ore Deposits

 

Engineering Geology*

Geology and Civil Engineering; Igneous Rocks; Surface Processes; Sedimentary Rocks; Metamorphic Rocks; Geological Structures; Geological Maps and Sections; Geological Map Interpretation; Plate Tectonics; Boundary Hazards; Rocks of Britain; Rocks of the United States; Weathering and Soils; Floodplains and Alluvium; Glacial Deposits; Climatic Variants; Coastal Processes; Groundwater; Ground Investigation; Desk Study; Ground Investigation Boreholes; Geophysical Surveys; Assessment of Difficult Ground; Rock Strength; Rock Mass Strength; Soil Strength; Ground Subsidence; Subsidence on Clays; Subsidence on Limestone; Subsidence over Old Mines; Mining Subsidence; Slope Failure and Landslides; Water in Landslides; Soil Failures and Flow-slides; Landslide Hazards; Slope Stabilization; Understanding Ground Conditions; Rock Excavation; Tunnels in Rock; Stone and Aggregate

 

Extractive Geology *

Introduction and the origins of resources – minerals the foundation of society; The origins of earth resources;  History and environmental impact of resource; usage – earth’s resources through history; Environmental impacts of resource exploitation and use; Metals – abundant metals; The geo-chemically scare metals; Fertilizer, chemical, construction and industrial resources; Fertilizer and chemical minerals; Building materials and other industrial minerals; Water and soil for life support – water resources, soil as a resource; Future resources

 

Engineering Mathematics

Mathematical revision and bridging algebra,                     geometry and trigonometry; Mathematical induction and the binominal; Functions; Limits and continuity; Derivatives; Rules for differentiation; Applications of differentiation; Integration;  The definite and indefinite integral; Integration of simple functions

 

Applied Mathematics,

Basic concepts – scalars and vectors, laws of gravitation, problem solving; Force systems – two-dimensional force systems, moments, couples, resultants; Three-dimensional force systems, rectangular components, moments and couple; Equilibrium – system isolation and the free-body diagram, equilibrium conditions; Structures – plane trusses, method of joints,                 space trusses, frames and machines; Distributed forces – centers of masses and centroids, center of mass centoids of Lines, areas, figures, theorem of Pappus, beams, external and internal effects; Flexible cables, fluid statics, Friction, dry friction, wedges, screws, journal bearings; Thrust bearings, disk friction, rolling Resistance; Virtual work – work, equilibrium, potential energy; Area moments of inertia – definitions, composite areas; Production of inertia and rotation of axes

 

Mechanics

Introduction to dynamics; Kinematics of particles – general concepts to motion; Kinematics – force, mass, acceleration, work, energy, potential energy; Kinematics of systems of particles – Newton’s laws, impulse and momentum; Conservation of energy and momentum, steady mass flow, variable mass; Plane kinematics of rigid bodies – rotation, absolute and relative rotation, course. Follow instructions from your lecturer; Instantaneous center of zero velocity, relative acceleration, motion to rotation axes; Plane kinematics of rigid bodies – force, mass and acceleration, translation, fixed Axis rotation, general plane motion, work and energy, acceleration from work energy; Introduction to three-dimensional dynamics  of rigid bodies – general concepts; Angular momentum, kinematic energy, momentum and energy equations of motion; Parallel-plane motion steady precession; Variable and time responses – free and forced vibration particles, rigid bodies

 

Analytical Solid Geometry

Coordinates; The plane; Right line; Interpretation of equations; Loci transformation of coordinates; The sphere; Cones and cylinders; Homogeneous Cartesian coordinates; The conicoid; Plane sections of conicoids; Generating lines of conicoids; General equations of the second degree: confocal conicoids: References.

 

Advanced Mathematics,

Partial Differentiation; Multiple integrals; Differentiation equations; Matrices; Vectors; Complex Numbers; Functions of a complex variable; Special functions; Partial differential equations; Statistics; Probability; Fourier series; Laplace transformations; Integral transformations; Numerical techniques; Numerical method for solution of partial differential equations; Calculus of variables; Tensor analysis; Z-transforms; Infinite series; Gamma, Beta functions and differentiation under the integral sign; References.

 

Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations

Calculus revision; Equations of the first order and of degree higher than one; Linear equations of second and higher order; Simultaneous equations; Euler’s homogeneous linear differential equations; Practical applications; Method of variation of parameters; Total differential equations; Laplace transform; Co-ordinate geometry; The plane and the straight line; The sphere.

 

Vector Algebra

Multiplication of vectors by scalars and addition of vectors; Geometry with vectors; Geometry; Scalar product; Applications to metric geometry; Vector product and scalar triple product; Geometry with Cartesian co-ordinates; Statics with vectors; Vector valued functions of scalar variables; Differential operators; Integral transformation; Practical applications

 

Advanced Differential Equations,

Elementary differential equations; Equations of first order and first degree; Trajectories; Linear equations with constant coefficients; Homogeneous linear equations and Cauchy-Euler equations; Equations of the first order but not of the first degree and singular solutions; Extraneous loci; Ordinary simultaneous differential equations; Number integration; Picard’s interactive methods; Existence and uniqueness theorems; Independence of solutions of linear differential equations; Linear equations of second order; Simultaneous equations of the form dx/R = dy/Q=dz/R; Total differential equations; Riccati’s equations; Integration in series; Series solutions of linear differential equations; Legendre polynomials and functions; Legendre functions of second kind; Hermite polynomials; Laguerre polynomials; Partial differential equations’ Linear partial differential equations of order one; Non-linear partial differential equations with constant coefficients; Partial differential equations of order two with available coefficients; Monge’s methods

 

Linear and Non-Linear Programming

PART I:     Mathematical background; Matrixes; Partitioning of matrixes; Determinant properties; Inverse of a square matrix; Elementary transformations of a matrix; Rank of a matrix; Vectors and vector spaces null vector; Unit vector of addition of vectors; Subtraction of vectors; Scalar multiplication of a vector and scalar product of vectors; Euclidean space; Linear dependence and independent vectors; Linear combination of vectors; Important points; Spanning of a set; Basics of a set

PART II:   Linear programming; Introduction; Mathematical modeling of the problem; Feasible and optimum solution; Basic feasible solution; Basic variables non-degenerative basic feasible solution and degenerative basic feasible solution; Convex sets; Graphical method preliminary remarks on the development of simplex method; Simplex method; Development of simplex techniques; Artificial variables Charnes’s method of penalties; Problem of degeneracy duality of linear programming; Interpretation and properties of duals; Integer programming an introduction; Method of solution Gomory’s method for all-integer programming problems; All integer programming problem algorithm; Branch and bound method; Transportation Techniques; Mathematical formulation.

PART III:  The initial basic feasible solution; North-test-corner-rule; Corner rule; Row minima method; Column minima method; Matrix minima method; Vogel’s approximation method; Optimum feasible solution; Stepping stone method unbalanced case; Modi method; Degeneracy in transportation problems – causes; Methods to overcome degeneracy; Assignment problems; Theorem II, the Hungarian method of solution; Maximization problems in assignment models; Unbalanced assignment problems; Non-linear programming; Problem of constrained maxima and minima; Kuhn-Tucker conditions; General cases of constrained optimization.

 

Real Analysis

Preliminaries; Real number system as complete ordered field; Introductory concepts in R; Sequences; Infinite services; limits and continuity; The derivative; Application of mean value theorems; Riemann integration; References.

 

Function of a Complex Variable

Complex analysis; Geometrical representation of complex numbers; Bilinear transformations; Topological considerations; Analytic functions; Infinite series; Power series; Conformal mapping; Complex integration; Cauchy theory; Singular points; Calculus of residues; Uniform convergence infinite products; Analytic continuation; Entire functions.

 

Graph Theory

Introduction; Graph concepts; Sub-graphs; Operation on graphs; Euler and Hamiltonian graphs; Trees and fundamental circuits; Planar graphs; Matrix representation; Graph coloring; Directed graphs; Algorithmic approach.

 

Matrices

Functional concepts; Algebra of matrices; Determinants – rank of a matrix; Vector spaces of n-th-types and their linear transformations; Systems of linear equations; Quadratic forms and congruence of matrixes; Quadratic forms in the real field; Hermitian matrixes and forms; Orthogonal matrixes; Unitary matrixes; Characteristic roots and characteristic vectors of a matrix; Orthogonal and unitary reductions of quadratic forms; Similarity of matrixes.

 

Probability and its Applications

Theory of sets; The sample space and probability space; Conditional probability and stochastic independence; Discrete random variables; Continuous random variables; Characteristic functions of a random variable; Un-variable discrete probability distributions; Stochastic processes; Elements of stochastic processes; Theory of reliability.

 

Practical Mathematical Statistics

PART I:     Frequency distribution and measures of central tendency; Measures of dispersion, moments, skewness and kurtosis; Probability; Discrete probability distributions; Special theoretical discrete distributions; Univariate continuous probability distributions, normal distribution; Weak law of large numbers; Bivariate continuous probability distributions; Curve fitting; Correlation and regression.

PART II:   Index numbers; Analysis of time series; Interpolation and extrapolation association of attributes and consistence of data.

PAT III:     Chi-square test; Sampling of attributes and variables; Sampling of variable; Analysis of variance; Statistical quality control; Non-parametric tests of statistics

PART IV:  Objective type problems; Answers; Miscellaneous solved examples; Statistical tables; Lag tables.