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The Graduate Programs  of the Department of Science Engineering and Technology offers Masters programs in Agriculture, Engineering and Technology.

Prerequisites

  • All students from other universities will have to do SGS 500 – Seminar on Graduate Studies as prerequisite course.

SGS 500- Seminar on Graduate Studies (Cf. Department of Arts, Education & Humanities)

 

Civil and Architectural Engineering Graduate Core/concentration Courses

 

ENG Advanced Mechanics of Solids
ENG 525 Finite Element Analysis
CAE 510 Advanced structural analysis
CAE 515 Structural Dynamics
CAE 520 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
CAE 525 Environmental Design
CAE 533 Internship
CAE 698 Thesis

 

ENG 520: Advanced Mechanics of Solids

Mechanical response of materials, including elastic, plastic and viscoelastic components. Continuum mechanics; kinematics of deformation, analysis of states of stress and strain, conservation of mass, balance of momentum and energy, constitutive equations. Discussion of applications including stress concentrations at defects, metal processing, and composite materials.

 

ENG 525: Finite Element Analysis

Special techniques for solving classes of linear and nonlinear elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic and eigenvalue problems encountered in structures and mechanics. The course explores implicit, explicit, and implicit-explicit elements and subdomain strategies in transient analysis; stability, consistency, and accuracy of integration procedures; error estimates; approximation properties; and computer implementation. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of a computer language.

 

CAE 510: Advanced structural analysis

This course mainly deals with matrix analyses of structures. In order to enhance students’ understanding, the course will begin with a review of the basic concepts of structural analysis and matrix algebra and students will be shown how the later provides an excellent mathematical framework for the former. This is followed by detailed descriptions and demonstrations through many examples of mow matrix methods can be applied to linear analysis of skeletal.

 

CAE 520: Structural Dynamics and Seismic design

Free and forced vibrations of damped and undamped, single-degree-of-freedom and multidegree-of-freedom systems. Langrange’s equations; transient and steady-state vibrations; eigenvalue analysis for natural frequencies and normal modes; analysis and stability of structural components (including beams, cables and large systems inshore, offshore, and in space). Time-domain vs. frequency domain analysis; classical approximate methods, Rayleigh method, Dunkerley’s equation, RayleighRitz Method, Myklestad’s Method for beams; introduction to random vibrations.

This course Also provides for the seismic design of buildings. Dynamic analysis of single and multidegree-of-freedom elastic systems subjected to earthquake motions. Earthquake Design Spectra Analysis. Inelastic dynamic response analysis. Consideration of new building code requirements.

 

CAE 520: Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design

This intensive course covers reinforced concrete materials and specifications and includes the following topics: conception, analysis, and design of continuous beams and frames; building; bridges and shells; elements theory, with emphasis on the ultimate strength method; precast and prestressed concrete; and special topics.

 

CAE 525: Environmental Design

Application of the principles landscape Design, Avenue Plantation, River front

Development. Parks and opens space system. Local, district, regional and National

Parks, A study of industrial defaced wastelands. Problems of erosion and its control

and restoration. The changing needs of industry and structure of future urban

environment; problems and prospects.

 

CAE 533: Civil and Architectural Engineering Internship

Field visits to engineering companies will be carried out to expose students to practice all/some of the civil and Architectural engineering skills learned.

 

CAE 698: Research Thesis in Civil and Architectural Engineering

You must complete a satisfactory thesis to be awarded a Master’s degree. This piece of work, undertaken in the last semester gives you the opportunity to apply the techniques and theories you have learned during the taught modules. Thesis topics reflect the expertise of your lecturers and you may be asked to choose from a list of options. Supervision often starts with small groups of students studying similar topics meeting with their supervisors, who then guide students in deciding on the focus for their individual dissertations. The thesis itself normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of empirical work, involving either qualitative or quantitative research.

DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY(DET)

Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Master of Engineering in Computer and Electrical Engineering

Master of Engineering in Geology and Mining Engineering

Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering

Master of Engineering in Software Engineering

 

DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED SCIENCES (DAS)

Master of Science in Agriculture with concentrations

Master of Science in Sustainable Development

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