UNIBEN 300 level Civil Engineering courses (1st and 2nd semester)
Hi guys. Welcome to the latest uniben news update. Today we’ll be taking a look at the courses offered by uniben 300 level civil engineering students.
In the faculty of engineering, Uniben, year 3 is a very important and vital year. At such, 300 level civil engineering students are no exempted. They are welcomed into their department properly and civil engineering starts making sense.
Follow this link to see courses offered by 100 level engineering students in uniben – UNIBEN 100 level Engineering courses (1st and 2nd semester).
Also, see the courses offered by 200 level civil engineering students in Uniben – UNIBEN 200 level Civil Engineering courses (1st and 2nd semester)
The total credit load of uniben 300 level civil engineering courses is 46.
Read along as I expose you to the courses offered by uniben 300 level civil engineering students.
UNIBEN 300 level Civil Engineering 1st-semester courses
|Course title||Course code||Credit|
|Fluid Mechanics I||MEE 361||2|
|Manufacturing Technology III||PRE 311||2|
|Strength of Materials II||CVE 311||3|
|Elements of Architecture II||CVE 313||3|
|Engineering Geology I||CVE 341||3|
|Electrical Engineering III||EEE 317||3|
|Laboratory/ Design Studio||ELA 301||2|
|Engineering Mathematics||EMA 381||3|
UNIBEN 300 level Civil Engineering 2nd-semester courses
|Civil Engineering Materials||CVE 312||3|
|Structural Mechanics I||CVE 314||2|
|Engineering Geology II||CVE 342||2|
|Soil Mechanics I||CVE 344||3|
|Engineering Surveying and Geoinformatics I||CVE 352||3|
|Laboratory/ Design Studio II||ELA 302||2|
|Engineering Mathematics II||EMA 382||4|
|Fluid Mechanics II||CVE 316||2|
|Fluid Mechanics II||MEE 362||2|
CVE 311: STRENGTH OF MATERIALS (3 CREDITS)
- Advanced topics in bending moment and shear force in beams.
- Theory of bending of beams. Deflections of beams. Unsymmetrical bending and shear Centre. Applications. Strain energy.
- Biaxial and triaxial states of stress. Transformation of stresses. Mohr’s circle. Failure theories.
- Creep, fatigue, fracture and stress concentration.
CVE312: CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS (3 CREDITS)
- Concrete Technology: – types of cement, aggregates- properties. Concrete mix: design, properties and their determination.
- Steel Technology: – Production fabrication and properties. Corrosion and its prevention. Tests in steel and quality control.
- Timber Technology: – Types of wood, properties, defects, stress grading. Preservation and fire protection. Timber products.
- Rubber, plastics, asphalt, tar, glass, lime, bricks, etc. Applications to building, Road and Bridges.
CVE313: ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE II – ELECTRONIC (3 CREDITS)
- Basic principles of CAD. Hardware and Software requirements
- Introduction to AutoCAD, AutoCAD start-up, issuing commands and options. Using the pointing device. Using the Mouse Buttons, the Keyboard and Hotkeys to issue Commands. The Dialog boxes; AutoCAD coordinates and points. The coordinate display modes. Scales, units and limits locating points with the reference grid. Controlling points with a snap. Ortho mode. Isometric drawing representation. Understanding the user interface menus, keys and commands.
- Graphic Primitives: the graphic primitive tool chest. Drawing shapes with lines etc.
- Basic Editing: Selecting objects and using basic editing commands: -erase, copy extend mirror, explode, fillet, rotate, stretch, scale, move, trim, etc.
- Geometric Constructions: Bisecting Lines, arcs and angles. Dividing objects into parts.
- Construction of ellipse etc.
- Dimensioning Techniques.
- Fundamental of solid modelling.
CVE314: STRUCTURAL MECHANICS I (2 CREDITS)
- Analysis of determinate structures, beams, trusses, structure theorems.
- Influence lines for statically determinate structures: beams, trusses and arches.
- Graphical methods: Application to simple determinate trusses: Williot- Mohr diagram.
- Deflection of statically determinate structures: Unit Load, moment area method.
- Strain Energy Methods.
- Introduction to statically determinate structures.
CVE316: DESIGN OF STRUCTURES I (3 CREDITS)
- Fundamentals of the design process, materials selection, building regulations and codes of practice
- Design philosophy, Elastic design: limit state design.
- Design of structural elements in reinforces concrete.
CVE 341: ENGINEERING GEOLOGY I (3 CREDITS)
- Introduction: Definition, scope and subdivision of geology, aspects of geology and their relevance to Civil Engineering, Brief discussion on the origin and evolution of the planets, the earth and its relations to the sun, and other planets.
- Structure and composition of the Earth: – the core, the mantle and the crust Composition of the various layers, Radioactivity and magnetism of some rocks and minerals.
- Geological Processes: exogenic processes (weathering and erosion), endogenic processes. (Magma, its origin, crystallization, differential and solidification into rocks, -earthquakes volcanoes, rifting and continental drifts)
- Geological Processes: Folding, faulting, jointing and rifting isostasy, changes in eustatic seal levels, causes and effects: transgression and regression, tectonic and sedimentation.
- Fieldwork and coursework.
CVE 342: ENGINEERING GEOLOGY II (2 CREDITS)
- Stratigraphy: historic geology and stratigraphy (the age of the earth, geologic age Geological time scale, measuring geological time, Fossil records (keys to the past, the records lefty on rocks by fossils), the importance of fossils, types of fossils unconformities).
- Maps and Map Reading: topographic maps, elements of topographic maps, profile sketching; geological maps, and sections determination of attitudes of dipping beds; Geotechnical or engineering geology maps and the information they convey.
- Minerals Resources of the Earth: Definition and physical properties of minerals, Mineral types: fossil fuels, organic minerals, non-metallic, Mineral And rocks, metallic minerals, Mineral resources of Nigeria with particular emphasis on the discussion on petroleum as to its origin, physical state of the hydrocarbons, migration, accumulation and exploitation, Minerals in the economy of Nigeria.
- Other Methods of Site Exploitation for mineral resources and civil engineering works. Bnet introduction to electrical methods, sersmic methods, Acoustic Emission (AE) method.
- Introduction to Geology of Nigeria.
- Laboratory and coursework.
CVE 344: SOIL MECHANICS I (2 CREDITS)
- Introduction: the need for soil mechanics dealing with the importance of the application of the principles to problems associated with building foundations, highway embankments and cuts.
- Formation of soils: Rock weathering in both geological time scales, soil types; laterites in particular.
- Soil- Air- Water relationship: Phase nature of soils and the engineering significance, definitions and relationship between void ratio, porosity, bulk density, dry density, saturation density, submerge density, degree of saturation, specific gravity’
- Minerals of soils: Grain – to- grain structure; flocculated and dispersed structures in clays.
- Soil classification: Need for systematic soil classification. Some engineering soil classification systems in current use. Particle size, Atterberg limits in soil classification. Problems associated with the classification of laterite soils.
- Laboratory and Coursework.
CVE 352: ENGINEERING SURVEYING & GEOINFORMATICS I (3 CREDITS)
PART I: INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING SURVEYING
- Introduction to surveying practice, unit of measurement, types of measurement in surveying, chaining and ranging, uses of steel tapes, chain surveys.
- Orientation of surveys, compass traversing, Adjustment by Bowditch graphical adjustment method.
- Leveling: level instruments, ordinary levelling longitudinal and cross-sectioning construction levels, inverts level, introduction to Geodetic levelling, uses of digital levels.
- Traversing – instruments for traversing, theodolite traverse, computation and adjustment of the ordinary traverse. Bowditch and transit methods, computers writing of basic programmes for traverses and levels.
- Application of traverses to setting out of Tunnels, Pipelines, Sewers, Drains, Buildings etc.
- Tachometry methods for an inclined line of sights, Substance heightening, the study of self-reducing tachometers and Optical? Electro-optical and microwave measurements tachometry, Horizontal methods for an inclined line of sights, substance heighten, Electric distance measuring equipment, Electronic/Robotic Total station instruments.
- Trigonometric Heighten- reciprocal and simultaneous reciprocal observations.
PART II INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND REMOTE SENSING
- Aerial and ground photographs, vertical and near-vertical photographs and their appropriate geometrical relationship, stereoscope viewing of pair of air photographs, determination of the scale of photographs.
- Remote sensing, remote sensing imaging systems, to satellite imageries and their applications in Civil Engineering.
ELA 301: LABORATORY/DESIGN STUDIO I (2 CREDITS)
- Demonstration of plumbing, Painting, Ceramic production, water treatment and packaging, Brick making and laying.
- Field trip (Mid- session): Soil/ Rock identification in the field, geological structures.
ELA302: LABORATORY/ DESIGN STUDIO II (2 CREDITS)
- Collecting and preserving soil samples from site, Use of hand auger, Moisture content determination, sieve analysis, Hydrometer analysis, and specific gravity test.
- Atterberg’s limits, USCS &AASHTO Classification Systems.
- Concrete Mixing, Compacting factor test, slump test, Compacting factor test, vebe consist meter, setting time test Aggregate abrasion value test. Compression test, curing of concrete cubes.
- Practical’s in surveying (CVE352), compass traverse, running lines of levels, sectioning and Theodolite takes. Identification of features in air photographs, viewing of photographs with pockets and mirror stereoscopes plotting of site plans by bearing and distance and from coordinates by use of AutoCAD and MICROSTATION SE Software.
- CVE 342: Rock/mineral identification; geological map- section tracing and interpretation/ examination of thin sections of the major rocks (granite, gneiss, schist, marble, etc.) in petrographic microscope for appreciation of fabric of the rocks.