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DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

      Preamble

The postgraduate programmes of the Department of Civil Engineering are directed towards providing basic and applied research opportunities relevant to all the field of Civil Engineering. The department’s higher degree programmes have the twin objectives of offering postgraduate courses and basic research in the specialized areas of Civil Engineering and updating, as the need arises, the knowledge of practicing engineers and applied scientists in specialized field of Civil Engineering, through industry-oriented and application of specific research programmes for infrastructural development and social safety.

 

6.2.2      Philosophy, Vision and Mission

Vision

To be a centre of Excellence in national and international infrastructural development through teaching, training and industrial exposure.

 

Mission

To establish a strong reputation, matched by physical, intellectual and professional development of the products of the department, for solving society's infrastructural challenges.

 

Philosophy

The Philosophy that guides the training of students of the civil programme at FFUNAAB is the inculcation of International best Practices in Civil Engineering infrastructural installations leading to the production of skilled manpower who will become Leaders in the Profession, the Nation and the Diaspora.

This philosophy is based on the general belief that a successful and fulfilling career in Civil Engineering is hinged on the fulcrum of diligence, perseverance, self confidence, and determination, qualities which make a career in Civil Engineering indispensable to Nigeria's vision of Millennium Development Goal (MDG), that is to make her one of the largest industrial nations in the world in the shortest time possible.

 

6.2.3      Objectives of Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Civil Engineering

The Engineering Technologists (Holders of HND) are desirous of climbing to Engineers Cadre. The required qualification to be a Civil Engineer is Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. In a bid to assist the Technologist realize their dreams; COREN is introducing the postgraduate diploma programmes so as to provide a bridge between HND and the Bachelor’s degree programmes.

 

6.2.4      Area of Specialization

Programme shall be offered for courses and research in the following areas of specialization:

Structural Engineering

Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

Highway and Traffic Engineering

Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering

 

6.2.5      Department Postgraduate Committee

The membership shall consist of all academic staff with responsibilities in the departmental postgraduate programme

There shall be a coordinator appointed by the Head of Department

The Head of Department shall be the Chairman

 

Duties of the Departmental Postgraduate Committee

Duties of postgraduate committee are to:

(i)      To coordinate Postgraduate programme in the Department

(ii)    To collaborate with operators of other degree programmes

(iii)   To present candidates for admission, award of grants, scholarships and fellowships and the award of higher degrees and graduate diplomas to the College Postgraduate Committee.

(iv)  To recommend External Examiners of the College Postgraduate Committee based on the advice of the Supervisory Committee.

 

6.2.6      Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering

The programme duration for the PGD is four (4) semesters and the curriculum in each programme is outline into 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, semesters.

 


Admission Requirements

B.Sc, B.Eng., or B.Tech. Degree in Civil Engineering with at least Third class ( Hons) or pass (minimum),

B.Sc, B.Eng. in water Resources Engineering with at least a Third class (Hons) degree.

B.Sc. in Building Technology with a minimum of second class Lower Credit.

Higher National Diploma, HND, in Civil Engineering with at least, Lower credit.

Higher National Diploma, HND in Water Resources Engineering with at least, a lower credit.

All the prevailing University regulations governing postgraduate degree shall apply

 

Graduation Requirement

A minimum of 64 credit units is required for graduation. The level of performance in any examination will be assessed in according to the following grading system.

GRADE                       MARKS

Distinction                   70 % and above

Credit                           60 – 69 %

Pass                              50 – 59 %

Fail                               Below 50

 

Curriculum for Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering

Year One                                         First Semester

CORE COURSES

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

ABE 701

Engineering Mathematics I

ENGRMTH1

3

CVE 701

Structural Analysis I

STRANALI

3

CVE 703

Soil Mechanics

SOILMECS

3

CVE 705

Fluid Mechanics

FLUIDMEC

3

CVE 707

Civil Engineering Materials

CVEMATRL

2

CVE 709

Engineers in Society

ENGSOCTY

2

 


Second semester

Core courses

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

MCE 702

Engineering Mathematics II

ENGRMATH

2

ABE 704

Statistical Method for Engineers

STATMTHD

2

CVE 706

Hydrology

HYDROLGY

2

CVE 708

Civil Engineering Practice

CVEPRACT

3

ELE 712

Numerical Methods and Computer Programming

NUME CMPR

3

 

Elective Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

CVE 702

Structural Analysis II

STRANAII

3

CVE 704

Geotechnical Engineering

GEOTECEG

3

CVE 710

Transportation Engineering I

TRANENGI

3

 

Second Year                                       First Semester

Core Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

CVE 711

Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

DREINFST

3

CVE 713

Hydraulic Engineering

DYDRAENG

3

CVE 715

Technical Report Writing

TECHREPT

3

MCE 721

Law, Management & Entrepreneurship

LAMAENTR

2

CVE 717

Environmental Engineering

ENVIRENG

3

CVE 719             

Construction Management

CONSTMGT

2

CVE 797

Seminar I

SEMINARI

1

 

Second semester

Core courses

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

CVE 718

Water resources Engineering

WATERENG

2

CVE 798             

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

CVE 799

Project

PROJECT

6

 

 

 

 

Elective Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

CVE 712

Transportation Engr. II

TRAENGII

3

CVE 714

Geotechnical Engineering II

GEOENGII

2

CVE 716

Design of Structures in Steel & Timber

DSSTLTIM

2

Electives: Students are advised to register for at least ten units of electives to make up minimum unit for Graduation.

     

6.2.7      Masters of engineering (M.Eng.) in Civil Engineering

Introduction

This programme is designed to last for a minimum of 24 calendar months for full-time students. The main purpose of the programme is to educates graduates whose careers will be in research, teaching and professional practice of Civil Engineering. To achieve this goal the course contents have been specially designed to create an awareness of latest development globally and point out limitations imposed by the local environment in Civil Engineering practice. Students will master such important aspects as Structural Engineering, Highway and Traffic Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water and Environmental Engineering. Each student will be required to develop proficiency in the use of computer models and demonstrate their practical applications in independent project.

 

Admission Requirements

Admissions to Master in Engineering degree programme in Civil Engineering is open to graduates of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and other approved universities recognized by senate, with a minimum of Second Class Honours (lower division), in Civil Engineering or other related engineering degrees.

 

Degree Requirements

To obtain and M.Eng. in Civil Engineering, candidate must:

Satisfy the examiners in a minimum of 30 units, made up as follows:

Eighteen (18) units of the compulsory courses

Six (6) units from the optional courses

Six (6) units of the “Research Project” course

Satisfy all other requirements as stipulated in the Regulations of the Postgraduate School.

 

 


COURSE STRUCTURE

(A)          Water Resources/Environmental Engineering

Course Code

Course title

Abbreviation

Unit

CVE 897

Seminar I

SEMINARI

1

CVE 898

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

CVE 899

Thesis Research

RETHESIS

6

 

First Semester

Core Courses

Course Code

Course title

Abbreviation

Unit

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

CVE 841

Environmental resources management

ENVREMGT

2

CVE 843

Advance surface water hydrology

ADVSUWHY

2

CVE 845

Waste management

WASTMAGT

2

CVE 847

Water & wastewater engineering

WAWASTEN

2

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course title

Abbreviation

Unit

CVE 842

Water resources management

WATREMGT

2

CVE 844

Groundwater hydrology & hydraulics

GRDWHYHD

2

CVE 846

Environmental pollution & control

ENVPOLCN

2

CVE 848

Advance hydraulics engineering

ADVHYENG

2

CVE 850

Water resources system planning

WATPREPL

2

 

 

Elective/Optional Courses: 2 Units

Course Code

Course title

Abbreviation

Unit

CVE 849

Water distribution systems

WATDTSYT

2

CVE 851

River & coastal engineering

RVERCOEN

2

CVE 852

Groundwater & solute transport modeling

GRDWSTMO

2

CVE 853

Irrigation & drainage engineering

IRDRNENG

2

CVE 854

Urban hydrology

URBHYDRG

2

 

  Ph.D. Program:

Course Code

Course title

Abbreviation

Unit

CVE 997

Seminar I

PREDATA

3

CVE 998

Seminar II

POSTDAT

3

 

(B)          Highway and Traffic Engineering Option

Course Structure

Course Code

Course title

Abbreviation

Unit

CVE 897

Seminar I

SEMINARI

1

CVE 898

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

CVE 899

Thesis Research

RETHESIS

6

 

First Semester :

Core Courses

Course Code

Course title

Abbreviation

Unit

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

CVE 821

Highway design

HGWYDESN

2

CVE 823

Highway construction & maintenance

HGHCONMT

2

CVE 825

Highway economics & finance

HGHECOFN

2

CVE 829

Bituminous materials

BITUMATS

2

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course title

Abbreviation

Unit

CVE 820

Traffic studies & information management

TRASDMGT

2

CVE 822

Pavement design

PAVTDESN

2

CVE 824

Traffic safety

TRAFSATY

2

CVE 826

Traffic & control management

TRACOMGT

2

CVE 830

Traffic flow characteristics

TRAFLCHT

2

 

Elective  Courses

First Semester

Course Code

Course title

Abbreviation

Unit

CVE 827

Applied soil mechanics

APLSOMEC

2

CVE 861

Modern survey techniques

MODSURTE

2

CVE 887

Bridge design

BRDGDESN

2

Second Semester

Course Code

Course title

Abbreviation

Unit

CVE 828

Quantitative methods

QUANMTDS

2

CVE 888

Concrete materials

CONCMATS

2

 

 

 

 

Ph.D  Program

Course Code

Course title

Abbreviation

Unit

CVE 997

Research Seminar I

PREDATA

3

CVE 998

Research Seminar II

POSTDATA

3

 

 

(C)          Structural engineering option

Course structure

Course Code

Course title

Abbreviation

Unit

CVE 897

Seminar I

SEMINARI

1

CVE 898

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

CVE 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

 

First Semester

Core Courses

Course Code

Course title

Abbreviation

Unit

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

CVE 863

Foundation Engineering

MODSURTQ

3

CVE 881

Structural analysis

STRCANAL

3

CVE 883

Concrete design

CONCDESN

3

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course title

Abbreviation

Unit

CVE 828

Quantitative methods

QUANMTDS

2

CVE 882

Finite element method

FNELEMTD

3

CVE 884

Steelwork design

STWKDESN

3

CVE 888

Concrete materials

CONCMATS

2

 

Elective

Course Code

Course title

Abbreviation

Unit

CVE 885

Prestressed concrete structures

PRSTCONS

2

CVE 886

Design of tall buildings

DESTABLD

2

CVE 887

Bridge design

BRDGDESN

2

CVE 889

Theory of plates & shells

THPLSHEL

2

CVE 890

Theory of Elasticity

THEOELAS

2

 


Ph.D  COURSES

Course Code

Course title

Abbreviation

Unit

CVE 997

Research Seminar I

PREDATA

3

CVE 998

Research Seminar II

POSTDATA

3

 

 

(D)          Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering Option

 Course Description:                       M. Eng. COURSES

Course Code

Course title

Abbreviation

Unit

CVE 897

Seminar I

SEMINARI

1

CVE 898

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

CVE 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

 

First Semester

Core Courses

Course Code

Course title

Abbreviation

Unit

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

CVE 863

Foundation engineering

MODSURTQ

3

CVE 867

Applied Engineering Geology

 

2

 

Earth Retaining Structures & Slopes

 

2

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course title

Abbreviation

Unit

CVE 862

Foundation Construction Techniques

 

2

CVE 864

Engineering Behaviour of Soils

 

2

CVE 866

Site Investigations

 

2

CVE 868

Soil Dynamics

 

2

 

Elective

Course Code

Course title

Abbreviation

Unit

CVE 865

Embankment Dam Engineering

 

2

CVE 769

Flow in Porous Media & Groundwater

 

2

CVE 870

Applied Geophysics

 

2

CVE 882

Finite Element Methods I

FNELEMTD

3

 

 


6.2.8      Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Civil Engineering 

Introduction

These programmes are designed for candidates wishing to do advanced postgraduate research in Civil Engineering.  Candidates are expected to take and pass 1st year coursework of a minimum of 24 units unless they already possess the M.Eng. or equivalent in civil of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta or any other approved university.

 

Admission Requirements.

The Ph.D programme shall be open only to candidate having an M.Eng of the Federal University of agriculture, Abeokuta or any other senate approved University.

Candidates for the Ph.D programme may be required to satisfy the department in an interview or writing examination or both.

 

Degree Requirement

To obtain a Ph.D in Civil Engineering, a candidate may be allowed to pursue the programme wholly by dissertation or by dissertation and course work following the later option, and candidate must:

Satisfy a minimum of six units of the ‘Research Seminars’ at the 700 level

Satisfy all other requirements as stipulated in the regulations of the School of Postgraduate Studies.

 

6.2.9      Course Synopses

(A)          Postgraduate Diploma

Structural Engineering Option

CVE 701 Structural Analysis I                                                                                       (3 units)

Review of Statistical/Kinematic indeterminacy; Determination of internal, external forces and deformations in structures using moment distribution method, Slope deflection, energy equations, Three moment equations, moment – area theorems, double integration, strain energy etc.  Influence lines.

 

CVE 702 Structural analysis II                                                                                      (3 units)

Matrix methods of structural analysis:  Flexibility and stiffness methods, plastic analysis of structures.  Finite difference and finite element techniques.  Analysis of plates and thin shells.  Introduction to structural dynamics.

 

CVE 711 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures                                                          (3 units)

Limit state design theory, codes of practice, Design of reinforced concrete elements:  beams, columns, slabs, foundations, Multi- storey building.   Introduction to Prestressed concrete:   Definitions, pretensioning and post tensioning, Advantages/disadvantages, Losses in prestress, Analysis and design of prestressed elements.

 

CVE 716 Design of Structures in Steel land Timber                                                           (3 units)

Review of design of steel members in tension, compression and bending.   Design of structural steel connections.  Design of beams, compound beams, columns, compound columns, Industrials columns and column foundations.  Analysis of lattice orders:  Trusses, portal frames, General frames, masts, towers etc.   Review of design of Timber members in tension, compression and bending.  Design of Timber connections, beams, trusses, columns, towers, masts etc.  Types and properties of Timber species in Nigeria.

 

Geotechnical Engineering Option

CVE 703 Soil Mechanics                                                                                                (3 units)

Review of classification techniques based on size, G.I.  Soil classification systems including AASHTO, USCS etc.  Phase relationships in soils (consistency/atterberg limits). Field exploration stages, techniques, boring and sampling tools/equipment, disturbed/undisturbed sampling, SPT, Dutch cone, vane and plate loading tests, Report writing.  Soil properties, consolidation and settlement, Ground water flow and see page (permeability, flow net), shear strength of soils, laboratory tests.

 

CVE 704 Geotechnical Engineering I                                                                                        (3 units)

Review of Structural foundations:  types, choice and design.  Slope stability analysis:  Total Stress, Parallel Slope, Tension crack, Swedish circle, Taylor’s technique, Bishop conventional, simplified and resource methods, Factor of Safety.  Bearing capacity:  Ultimate, Safe and allowable.  Lower and upper bound theorems, Applications.

 

CVE 714 Geotechnical Engineering II                                                                                      (2 units)

Earth pressure design:  types of walls, limiting equilibrium equations, earth pressure at rest candling active and passive pressure equations and applications to gravity and counterfort walls.  Coulomb methods and applications.  Sheet pile walls:  cantilever and propped/anchored, revised safety factor, examples of design.  Reinforced earth theory and application to walls.  Pile foundations:  types, design approaches, empirical and analytical design, skin frictions, piles in clay and granular soils.  Buried structures and tunnels.  Ground improvement techniques.

 

Hydraulic Engineering Option

CVE 705 Fluid Mechanics                                                                                              (3 units)

Fluid properties, statics and buoyancy and stability of floating and submersed bodies.  Fluid flow concepts and basic equation.  Dimensional analysis, dynamic similitude.  Flow of real fluids:  viscous effects, resistance, compressible flows.  Ideal fluid flow:  rotational and irrotational flows, velocity potential, Bernoulli equation; stream functions and flow nets.  Application of fluid mechanics, fluid measurement; turbo machinery, steel closed – conduct flows, steady flow in open channels.  Unsteady flows.

 

CVE 706 Hydrology                                                                                                          (2 units)

Hydrologic cycle, History of hydrology, scope and application of hydrology, climatic measurement, precipitation and precipitation analysis, Analysis of hydrologic data including statistical inferences, infiltration, Evaporation and Evapotranspiration, Run off and hydrograph analysis, stream and reservoir routing, Ground water exploration and well hydraulics, Design criteria for hydrochloric projects, sediment transport.  Ground water exploration.

 

CVE 713 Hydraulic Engineering                                                                                                  (3 units)

Types of flows in open channels and closed conducts, turbulent flows.  Water waves and wave characteristics.  Steady and unsteady, uniform and non-uniform flow in open channels, Natural streams back water curve.  Hydraulic jumps and energy dissipation. Hydraulic similitude and application to hydraulic models.  Water hammer, water turbines and centrifugal pumps.

 

Environmental/Water Resources Option

CVE 717 Environmental Engineering                                                                                       (3 units)

Examination of Water and Wastewater.  Collection, treatment, protection and distribution (including design of facilities) of water, municipal and Industrial Wastewaters.  Fundamentals of Solid Waste Management, Air Pollution Control, Stream Pollution.            

 

CVE 718 Water resources Engineering                                                                                                   ( 2 units)

Urban hydrology, Drainage and Land reclamation, Dam and reservoirs, spillways and stilling basins, Design of Irrigation Canals, Hydropower, River Basin Planning, Water Supply Engineering.

 


Transportation Engineering Option

CVE 710 Transportation Engineering I                                                                                     (3 units)

Introduction to different modes of transportation:    Highways, Railways, Air transport and Airports, Water transport, dock and Labours, pipelines, conveyor belts. Traffic flow theory, traffic management and control, Road safety/accident analysis, Highway lighting.

 

CVE 712 Transportation Engineering II                                                                                   (3 units)

Route location and design, Geometric design of highways, pavement design and construction (flexible and rigid), Highway materials, Drainages and Earthworks.

 

Engineering Practice Option

CVE 707 Civil Engineering Materials                                                                        (2 units)

Concrete:  Physical and rheological properties of concrete.  Properties of   components of concrete:  cement, aggregates, water and admixtures.  Trial mix design. Methods of production of Asphatts, Tars, Britumen and Emlusions:  properties and uses. Properties of Timber, Glass, Plastics, Asbestos, Clay bricks, Steel and other construction materials.  Alternatives to OPC, Line and Soils.                                                                                                                        

CVE 708 Civil Engineering Practice                                                                           (3 units)

Civil Engineering as a profession:  functions, training and responsibilities.                  Requirements for registration with professional bodies. Roles and  responsibilities of parties in Civil Engineering projects. Stages of Engineering project execution including conception, feasibility studies,  detailed design, preparation of Civil Engineering quantities, BEME, types of contracts, preparation of contract documents, tendering procedures, evaluation and award, Law of contracts, Arbitration Law.

 

CVE 719 Construction Management                                                                        (2 units)

Structure of the construction Industry:  Construction, Planning, Administration, Earthworks and Earth moving construction equipment.  Total quality management in construction.  Application of operation research techniques in construction work.  Network analysis (CPM and PERT), Bar-charts, progress report and charts, Labour laws, site safety, Law of Torts.

 

CVE 799 Project                                                                                                                                (6 units)

A guided/supervised individual investigation of a civil engineering problem in the student’s chosen area of specialization under a staff direction.  Student should demonstrate creative engineering ability and it will culminate into a written dissertation that will be examined and approved by a panel of examiners.

 

(B)          M.Eng Courses

(1)          Water Resources/Environmental Engineering Option

 CVE 841 – Environmental Resources Management                                                 (2 Units)

Introduction to environmental science and ethics.  Sustainable development and environmental economics.  Environmental risk assessment and management. Concept of environmental assessment (EIA, WA, EIS, EER. Etc with case studies of the techniques environmental assessment.

 

CVE 842 – Water Resources Management                                                                    (2 Units)

Sources of water supply, considering both conventional and non-conventional sources of supply. Factors influencing quality and sufficiency of supply.  Water quality standards.  Water treatment systems Nature, significance and impact of water pollutions.  Water quality fundamentals and processes.  Assessment of surface  and groundwater quality.  Water quality and health.

CVE 843 – Advanced Surface Water Hydrology                                                           (2 Units)

Outlines and fundamental elements of the hydrological cycle.  Aspects of collection and analysis of rainfall and stream  flow. Run-off processes, use of models in flood estimation and a low flow hydrology.  Flood hydrology and problems in engineering flood hydrology.   Analytical and numerical solution to non-linear processes in hydrology i.e  evapo – transpiration, non-steady flow, infiltration, moisture movement in the unsaturated zone, watershed modeling.  Statistical analysis in hydrology  with emphasis on probability and time series analysis use of time series models for data generation.

 

CVE 844 – Groundwater  Hydrology and Hydraulics                                                    (2 Units)

Fundamental of flow in porous media, various theories of infiltration, exact solutions to various  conditions.  Nature of groundwater flow and distribution under varied geological conditions for confined and unconfined aquifers Well hydraulics (exact and approximate solutions)

 

CVE 845 – Waste Management                                                                                         (2 Units)

Waste and waste characterization.  Private/Public sector involvement.  Waste Management Planning and Strategies, Waster minimization, reuse, recycling and pre-treatment of wastes.  Design and operation of the collection and storage system landfilling, incineration.  Selected  waste streams with case studies contaminated and policy, site investigation and remediation.

 

CVE 846 – Environmental Pollution and control                                                              (2 Units)

Sources of environmental pollution, Industrial Wastewater  pollution,  Selected industrial wastewater and their characteristics  (i.e. manufacturing, oil/gas sectors, etc.)  Strategies for industrial wastewater management.  Noise Pollution. Noise  parameters, measurement and assessment.  Noise prediction techniques, technical and engineering controls.  Air Pollution.  Nature and significance of contemporary air pollution problems.

Overview of ambient air quality monitoring.  Introduction to combustion technology.  Principles of gaseous and particulate pollution control techniques.  Chimney heights calculations.  Review of  industrial emission sources and relevant controls: vehicular pollution, energy management and air pollution control.

Legislative controls and regulatory framework for environmental pollution and control in Nigeria.

 

CVE 847 – Water and Wastewater Engineering                                                              (2 Units)

Relevant techniques and standards in the design, maintenance and operation of water and wastewater treatment aand disposal systems in different settings.  Design concept of water and wastewater facilities.  Conceptual, process and detailed engineering design of  water and   wastewater facilities.  Land treatment of wastewater, groundwater remediation and industrial and hazardous wastewater management Laboratory work.

 

CVE 848 – Advanced Hydraulics Engineering                                                                       (2 Units)

Advanced hydraulics:  Physical and mathematical basis for unsteady processes in hydraulic engineering such as: unsteady open channel flow, unsteady flow in pipes, flow over moveable bed, etc.  Numerical solution methods of flow profile in channels; step method of analysis of longitudinal profiles. Laboratory work

 

CVE 849 – Water Distribution Systems                                                                                   (2 Units)

Steady state and transient hydraulics of pipe network.  Review of hydraulics of pile, Flow Formulation of steady state equations for analysis of flow in pipe networks solution techniques, valves and pumps .  Components of water supply, Computer applications and pipe network optimization.

 

CVE 850 – Water Resources Systems Planning                                                                   (2 Units)

A multi-objective approach to water resources planning is considered.  Economic, environmental and social factors of resources planning, optimization and modeling techniques in water resources planning.  Non-structural alternatives to water resources planning. Use of operational research methods such as linear and non-linear programming, dynamic programming to solve problems.

 

CVE 851 – River and Coastal Engineering                                                                     (2 Units)

Introduction to river engineering.  Sediment transport in river channel: suspended and bed load.

Stable  channels, meandering processes, and river improvement for navigation, canalization and revetment.  Linear wave theory.  Tides, Forces on coastal structures  breakwaters.  Refraction and Diffraction.  Harbour agitation.

 

CVE 852 – Groundwater and Solute Transport Modeling                                           (2 Units)

Basic introduction to groundwater flow and solute transport modeling, Flow in layered aquifer systems.  Hydrogeological mapping in resource evaluation.  Aquifer testing and low net analysis. Methods of groundwater prospecting.  Application of models to groundwater flow contaminant transport in groundwater and their role in hydrologic planning and management.  The course shall focus on the hands-on application of groundwater flow and solute transport models.

 

CVE 853 – Irrigation and Drainage Engineering                                                          (2 Units)

 Scope, type and methods of irrigation*  Water requirement for crops by Penman and Blaney-Criddle and Lipemete methods*  Design of canals, embankment headwork.  Regulation, siphons, losses in canals and canal linings Drainage canal, water logging and salinity control* Economics analysis (Benefit-Cst-Ratio, Internal-Rate-Return).

 

CVE 854 – Urban Hydrology                                                                                              (2 Units)

Conventional urban storm drainage design*  Storm water  management: source control for flow reduction and pollution minimization and also for stormwater harvesting and promotion of environmental flows*  Description of a number of pollution control devices and systems.

 

CVE 899  Project                                                                                                                  (6 Units) 

Candidates shall be taught the basic principles, objectives and nature of research design and techniques:  communication of research findings using appropriate statistical tools during the first. 

Course Code/Outline:

CVE 831 – Water resources Management Problems in Coastal Environments            (2 Units)

Selected case studies.. Water conservation. Holistic approach to water resources management

Special topics on Stalinization, industrial pollution and remediation.

 

CVE 832 – Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulics

Surface water-groundwater interaction.  Hydraulic structures in environmental problems with case studies.  Groundwater and solute transport modeling

 

CVE 833 – Advanced water and Wastewater Engineering                                        (2 Units)

Problem studies and design of appropriate modeling.

 

(2)          Highway and Traffic Engineering Option

CVE 820  Traffic Studies and Information Management                                                 (2 Units)

Various traffic studies including volume, speed, travel time and delay, origin-destination, pedestrian, parking, accidents, etc.  Statistical treatment and presentation of traffic data.  Computer application to traffic studies and analysis; information storage and retrieval; actual conduct of selected traffic studies.

 

CVE 821 Highway Design                                                                                                              (2 Units)

Analysis and evaluation of current  geometric design criteria for streets, highways and expressways;  Considerations  for development new design standards for roads for the future; 

Design of low-costs roads in urban and rural areas and rural areas;  Drainage design; Computer aided and drafting of highways; A design project incorporating, transpiration corridor design, route location, traffic studies, geometric features related to grades, curvature, profile, cross-section, drainage pavement surface characteristics and intersection, including interchanges.

 

CVE 822 Pavement Design                                                                                                        (2 Units)

Pavement types; Wheel load and gear load characteristics; Theories of stresses and deflection  in flexible and rigid pavements; Empirical and rational payment design procedures; Computer-aided design and drafting of pavements.

 

CVE 823 Highway Construction and Maintenance                                                             (2 Units)

Locating and testing of construction materials; Earthmoving and compaction, rock excavation, quarrying, drilling,  etc;  Construction of embankments over different group conditions; Construction procedure, standards and specifications; quality control and control tests; Construction management, application of CPM and PERT techniques.  Highway and pavement evaluation methods for serviceability and performance; present serviceability index rating and their use in  conceptual design strategies for pavements; Pavement overlay methods and design; Organization and management of maintenance teams and budget. 

 

CVE 824 Traffic Safety                                                                                                                    (2 Units)

Legislation and regulation applying to the design and operation of transport vehicles; The vehicle and user interaction;  Design factors in factors in traffic safety, traffic enforcement methods; accident studies.

 

CVE 825 Highway Economics and Finance                                                                             (2 Units)

Basic principles of economics, Economics effects of highway development; Approaches to resource allocation decisions; Highway investment appraisal; Discounted cash-flow methods; Cost-benefit analysis of highway projects. Course of funds for high-way projects and methods of recovering cost of highway projects.

 

CVE 826 Traffic and Control Management                                                                   (2 Units)

Economic, social, physical, environmental and human factors affecting traffic flow and safety; Traffic control devices such as signals; signs, marking and canalization, et;  Management of highway use; Traffic routing techniques  (along corridor and area-wide):  Techniques of space and time-sharing of highway between competing demands.

 

CVE 827 Applied Soil Mechanics                                                                                               (2 Units)

Locating and testing highway construction materials:  Earthworks; site investigation and testing procedures during construction; Earth moving and compaction; Rock excavation, quarrying and drilling:  Design and construction of embankments over different ground conditions; Geological properties of road construction materials.

 

CVE 828 Quantitative Methods                                                                                                 (2 Units)   

Data collection and analysis:  Types of data and errors:  Sampling  survey design and implementation; Presentation, analysis and interpretation of results; Creating databases; Application of civil engineering studies ,e.g. traffic, highways,  structures, hydrology, etc.  Applied probability and statistics;  Types of distributions, frequencies, sampling distribution, estimates and standard errors; Statistical inferences and hypothesis testing; Regression, analysis of variance, time series analysis;  Simulation  and optimization of different types of models-definition and estimations; Linear models and linear programming;  Graphs and networks.

 


CVE 829 Bituminous Material I

Nature, sources and use of asphalt.  Asphalt, bitumen and tar; Production and classification of asphalts; Chemical and Physical  properties of asphalt;  Tests on asphalts; Classification and properties of mineral aggregates;  Aggregates calculations; Types of asphalt-aggregates combinations and their  applications; Properties of asphalt paving mixture calculations; Asphalt mixture design. 

 

CVE 830 Traffic Flow Characteristics                                                                        (2 Units)

Capacity analysis;  Car-following and macroscopic flow; Other flow density models; Queuing theory;

Headways and gap acceptance; Other probabilities models.  Computer simulation techniques,

 

CVE 887 Bridge Design                                                                                                                   (2 Units)

Bridge deck analysis:  Design of pre-cast bridge deck and composite bridge deck; Stiffened plates and box girders;  Bridge abutments; Cable stayed bridges and suspension bridges;  Bridge hydraulics;  Design exercise.

 

CVE 888 Concrete Materials                                                                                     ( 2 Units)

Properties and methods of testing concrete materials;  Specifications for aggregates; Statistics and quality control in the field; Concrete mix design; Construction techniques; including formwork, joints; water retaining structures, repairs and maintenance; Rheological properties of fresh concrete; Engineering properties of  concrete including time-dependent behaviour and climate effects;; Methods of testing.

 

CVE 861 Modern Survey Techniques                                                                    (2 Units)

Route location and surveys including aerial and geological survey techniques; remote sensing and seismic surveys;  Planning; implementation and costs;  Land and property survey for acquisition  including land laws.  

 

CVE 899  Master of Engineering Project                                                                             (6 Units)

Candidate will be required to prepare a Project Report based on the application of research techniques to solving civil engineering problems in their field of specialization.  The Project may also involve a civil engineering design work.  Candidates will also be required to make an oral presentation and defense of their projects before a panel constituted by the Department.


CVE 897 Research Seminar I       

Candidates will be required to write a major seminar paper in the usual format on topics under investigation for presentation to the course group and assessment by a panel of internal examiners. The paper may consist of the literature review and/or development of relevant mathematical models related to thesis topics.

 

CVE 898  Research Seminar II

 Students will be require to include the actual results of their research work.

 

(3)          Structural Engineering Option

CVE 801 Foundation Engineering                                                                              (3 Units)

Bearing Capacity, Stress distribution and Deep Foundation, Lateral and pull out loading of deep foundation. Pile group behaviour, foundations for offshore structures and pile driving dynamics.

 

CVE 828 Quantitative Methods                                                                                  (2 Units)

Data collection and analysis: types of data and errors: Sampling survey and implementation; presentation, analysis and interpretation of results; Creating data bases; Application of civil engineering studies, e.g. traffic, highways, structures, hydrology, etc. Applied probability and statistics; types of distributions, frequencies, sampling distribution, estimates and standard errors, statistical inferences and hypothesis testing; regression, analysis of variance, time series analysis: simulation and optimizations of different types of models-definition and equations; Linear models and linear programming: graph and networks.

 

CVE  881 Advanced Structural Analysis                                                                    (3 Units)

A study of elastic behaviour of indeterminate structural systems. Deflection theories and classical moment distribution methods of analysis for structures with prismatic and non-prismatic members are developed. Complete analysis of continuous beams, multi-storey frames, arches, rings and trusses by method of moment distribution. Detailed study of the elastic centre and column analogy method of indeterminate structural analysis.

 

CVE 882 Finite Element Method                                                                                 (3 Units)

Introduction to finite element method. Partial differential equations, Taylor’s theorem, Elliptic equations. Hyperbolic equations. Parabolic equations: the advection-diffusion equations. Systems of equations. Extension to multi-dimension and operator splitting. Stiffness matrices for some typical finite elements.

CVE 883 Concrete Designs.                                                                                         (3 Units)

A complete review of basic concepts of elastic and ultimate strength theories and study of present design codes. Complete design of concrete building frames, two way slabs, grid and waffle slabs, curved beams, Deep beams and other structural elements. Application of Yield line theory to slabs.

 

CVE 884 Steelwork Design                                                                                          (3 Units)

Development of methods of design of metal structural systems. Topics include combined action of unsymmetrical sections. The design of curved and boxed girders, plate girders, composite steel and concrete beams, connections and detailing.

 

CVE 885 Prestressed Concrete Structures                                                                 (2 Units)

Analysis and design of Prestressed concrete. Post and pre-tensioned concrete elements for both determinate and indeterminate structures. Complete study of Prestressed elements used in buildings and bridges as well as the sources and magnitude of Prestressed losses.

 

CVE 886 Design of Tall Buildings                                                                               (2 Units)

Analysis and design of tall building frames. Design against wind and sway effects. Seismic analysis of tall buildings. Types of foundation for tall buildings. Design of structural concrete and steel members. Design of cased column subjected to axial load and moments.

 

CVE 887 Bridge design                                                                                                   (2 Units)

Bridge deck analysis: Design of pre-cast bridge deck and composite bridge deck; Stiffened plates and box girders: Bridge abutments; Cable stayed bridges and suspension bridges; Bridge hydraulics; design exercise.       

 

(4)          Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering Option

 

CVE 862 Foundation Construction Techniques                                                                   (2 Units)

Excavation, Compaction and site preparations,  Seepage and de-watering of foundation excavations

 

CVE 863 Foundation Engineering                                                                                              (3 Units)

Bearing Capacity. Stress distribution   and Deep Foundations.  Lateral and pull out loading of deep foundation.   Pile group behaviours, foundations for offshore structures and pile driving dynamics

 

CVE *** Earth Retaining Structures and Slopes                                                                                 (2 Units)

Earth Pressure theories.  Design of rigid, flexible braced tied back, slurry and reinforced earth walls.

Stability of excavations, cut and natural slopes.

 

CVE 864 Engineering Behaviour of Soils                                                                                                (2 Units)

Detailed Study of physicochemical nature of soil,  Stress state and stream,  strain-time behavour. In-depth evaluation of the strength, compressibility and permeability of natural soils.

 

CVE 865  Embankment Dam Engineering                                                                     (2 Units)

Principles of analysis and design of earth  and rock-fill dams.  Materials construction methods, internal and external stability, seepage and drainage.  Performance monitoring, abutment and foundation evaluation.

 

CVE  866  Site Investigations                                                                                             (2 Units)

Soil exploration; Sampling methods; In-situ and Laboratory testing techniques; Report writing Fieldwork.

 

CVE 867   Applied Engineering Geology                                                                 (2 Units)

Principles of Engineering Geology.  Site Investigation Planning Assessment of rock masses and materials.  Rock excavation, quarrying drilling and Exploratory  Techniques.  Engineering Geology of Reservoir and Dam Foundations.  Engineering Geology in Road Construction.  Construction Materials.

 

CVE 868  Soil Dynamics                                                                                                                  (2 Units)

Principles of vibration under harmonic and transient loading.  Wave propagation.  Dynamic response of soils and its measurements.  Analytical  methods for harmonic, transient and earthquake loading .

Design examples of foundation and embankment.

 

CVE 870 Applied Geophysics                                                                                            (2 Units)

Potential Theory and its application in selected topics.  The earth’s gravity field: its representation, measurement and evaluation.  Geodetic measurements; and computations involving gravity information and analysis of Geophysics data as applied in seismology, gravimetry, electrical methods (resistivity) and magnetism. 

 

6.2.10    Academic Staff

S/N

Name

Status/Rank

Qualification

Area of Specialization

1

Prof. O.T Olateju

 

Head & Professor 

B.Sc., MSCE, Ph.D (Where)

Construction and  Structural Management

2

Prof. O.M. Sadiq

Professor

B.Sc., M.Sc. Ph.D

(Where)

 Structural Engineering

3

Prof. O.A. Agbede

 

Profsessor

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D

(Where)

 Water Resources and Geophysics

4

Dr. O.S Awokola

 

Reader

OND, BA.Sc, M.Sc., Ph.D (Where)

Water & Environmental

Engineering       

5

Dr. A.P. Adewuyi

 

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D

(Where)

Structural Engineering

6

Dr. A.A Adekunle

 

Lecturer 1

B.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D

(Where)

 Water & Environmental

Engineering

7

Dr. J.O. Akinyele

 

Lecturer 1

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D

(Where)

Structural Engineering

8

Dr. O. S. Abiola

 

Lecturer 1

ND, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D

(Where)

 Highway & Traffic Engineering

9

Dr. A.A. Badejo

 

Lecturer 11

HND, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D

(Where)

Environmental Engineering

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