UNIBEN 400 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 courses offered by uniben 400 level civil engineering students.
Uniben 400 level civil engineering students only have 1 semester (first semester) to be in the class room and the 2nd semester is strictly for 6 months industrial training in a place where you can acquire practical knowledge relating to civil engineering.
You might want to see the courses offered by 100 level engineering students – UNIBEN 100 level Engineering courses (1st and 2nd semester)
Also, courses offered by 200 level civil engineering students – UNIBEN 200 level Civil Engineering courses (1st and 2nd semester)
and courses offered by 300 level civil engineering students – UNIBEN 300 level Civil Engineering courses (1st and 2nd semester)
The total credit load for uniben 400 level civil engineering courses is 31
UNIBEN 400 level Chemical Engineering 1st-semester courses
|Design of Structures II||CVE 413||2|
|Technical communication and Computer-aided Design||CVE 415||2|
|Hydraulics and hydrology||CVE 421||2|
|Environmental Engineering||CVE 423||2|
|Introduction to Transportation Engineering||CVE 431||3|
|Soil Mechanics II||CVE 441||2|
|Engineering Surveying & Geoinformatics II||CVE 451||3|
|Civil Engineering Practice & Law||CVE 471||2|
|Applied Engineering Mathematics||CVE 481||3|
|Laboratory/ Design Studio III||ELA 401||2|
|Structural Mechanics II||CVE 411||2|
UNIBEN 400 level Civil Engineering 2nd-semester courses
University of Benin Industrial Training Scheme (UBITS) (Six Months Industrial Training) – 6 unit
CVE411: STRUCTURAL MECHANICS II (2 CREDITS)
- Indeterminate structural analysis: Energy and virtual work methods, slope deflection and moment distribution methods
- Elastic instability
- Simple plastic theory of blending, collapse loads.
- Stress-grading of Timber: Visual, mechanical and electronic stress grading of timber
CVE 413: DESIGN OF STRUCTURES II (2 CREDITS)
- Limit state philosophy and design in steel: Elastic and plastic moment design.
- Design of structural elements in steel and connections and joints.
- Limit state philosophy and design in timber. Elastic methods and design in timber.
- Laboratory test on structural elements in concrete, timber and steel.
CVE415: TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION AND PROJECT APPRAISAL (2 CREDITS)
- Oral communication: public speaking skills with effective use of visual aids and statistical and technical information. Principles of effective communication in interpersonal and mass communication process. Effective reading skills extracting main ideas and reading for specific information through speed reading.
- Written communication: Roles of technical report in engineering projects, fundamental principles of technical writing, format of different types of reports –outlines, scope and purpose, technical discussions and details, role of appendix, functions of diagrams, tables and illustrations, nature of recommendations and conclusion, writing memoranda, business letters, formal and informal reports, (A term paper to be prepared on assigned work).
- General principles and approach to software design. Computer languages, problem analysis and algorithm (flowchart) design. Assembly and compilation of programs
- Qbasic: – Understanding and use of symbols, keywords, identifiers, data-types, operators, statements, flow of control, arrays and functions
- The principles and application of visual programming: – Visual basic, C++, etc. Examples and assignments will be worked with realistic engineering problem solving exercises.
CVE421: HYDRAULICS AND HYDROLOGY (2 CREDITS)
- Dimensional Analysis, similitude and Hydraulic Models, Definition, purpose and basis of dimensional analysis; Buckingham Pi-theorem, Hunsaker and Rightmire methods of dimensional analysis, similitude and requirements: dimensionless parameters, their significance and application; Model studies of flow with and without free surface.
- Laminar Flow: Laminar flow between parallel stationary and non-stationary plates, in pipes and through annular spaces; Reynolds numbers, critical velocity and resistance coefficient; Power requirement.
- Turbulent Flow: Equation of turbulent flow: Velocity and pressure distribution in pipes, Relationship between coefficient of resistance. Reynolds number, and the relative roughness.
- Boundary layers; Separation, Lift and Drag.
- Stream Function, Velocity Potential, and Application to Flow Nets.
- Steady flow in closed conduit: Energy equation, energy and hydraulic lines; primary and minor losses. Equations of pipe flows; pipe in series and parallel; selection of pipe sizes
- Unsteady flow in closed conduit: causes and effects of unsteady flows; surges and water hammers; surge control; incompressible theory, compressible theory for rigid and elastic pipe lines; movement of pressure wave.
- Pumps: Application and types; Energy and hydraulic grade lines in pump systems; work done, power and efficiencies, inlet and outlet velocity diagrams, pump characteristics, specific speed and performance; choice of pump; Multiple pump systems.
- Turbines: Application and types; Energy and hydraulic grade lines across turbine installations; Work done, power efficiencies; inlet and outlet velocity diagrams; Turbine characteristics, specific speed and performance, choice of turbines.
- Introduction to Hydrology: Hydrology and applications; hydrologic cycle, Meteorological data and instrumentation – Precipitation, temperature, evaporation, sunshine hours, radiation, humidity and wind speed, Method for estimating means rainfall over catchments- arithmetic’s Thiessen and Isohyetal method. Trend estimation from rainfall data. Methods of estimating Evapo-transpiration.
CVE423: ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (2 CREDITS)
- Definition, scope and subdivisions of environmental engineering;The engineer in environmental engineering.
- Water Supply: Occurrences, uses and source of water; physical, chemical and bacteriologic standards for potable water; Effects of various chemical substances and micro- organism found in water. Laboratory Examination of water
- Waste Water: Source of waste water, characteristics of waste water from domestic, industrial, agricultural, mining, petroleum, ptero- chemical and radio-active sources; Microbiology of waste water. Laboratory Examination of Waste Water Design of Septic Tanks, soak way and S Warless Toilets solid wastes: Sources; the composition and effects, methods of analysis.
- Air Pollution: Classification and extent of air pollution, the occurrence and properties of primary air pollutants in gaseous, viable and non- viable particulates and radioactive substances.
- Noise pollution: sources, effects and control of noise pollution.
CVE431: INTRODUCTION TO TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING (3 CREDITS)
- Conveyors: principles of design.
- Pipelines: Gas, liquid, and solids, pipeline, preliminary study; principles of design; construction requirements.
- Waterways: Channel regulations. Locks and Dams. Ports and harbors: Definition of harbor and port; types of harbor- natural harbor, semi-natural harbor, and artificial harbor; breakwaters and groins; waves and wave forces; Harbor structures- jetties, wharves, quays, piers, Fenders and dolphins. Water levels.
- Railways: Planning and geometric design of track structure, rails, sleepers, ballasts, terminal facilities, rolling stock, sidings, crossing and turnouts; rail defects and maintenance.
- Airports: Definitions of aerodrome and airport. Classification of airports. Airport configuration. Airport elements- runway, taxiway, apron, holding apron, terminal area. Operational aspects of air transportation, elements affecting location of airports; elements of geometric design, ground facilities, earthworks, drainage, pavements.
- History of Road Development: Early development- Treasaquet, Metcalf, Telford and Macadam construction; modern development. Importance of Highway Engineering in relation to socio-economic development.
- Introductory traffic studies- inventories, volume and spot speed studies Traffic and transportation engineering: Scope of traffic engineering, Traffic administration and functions. Vehicle and road user characteristics. Traffic stream characteristics-inventories, volume and speed studies. Intersection studies, travel time and delay studies; traffic operation, intersections.
CVE441: SOIL MECHANICS II (2 CREDITS)
- Soil stabilization: Need for soil stabilization, mechanisms of effecting soil stabilization mechanical stabilization. Compaction and improving gradation. Chemical stabilization of soils, lime, cement, bitumen and other stabilizers
- Soil Compaction: Dry density-moisture content curves, laboratory compaction; standard proctor, modified proctor, West African standard compaction and other standard compaction procedures, CBR and the laboratory determination.
- Flow of water in soils: Basic principles of flow of through porous media. Seepage and permeability- constant head and falling head permeameter tests. Field permeability tests including drawdown pumping tests, auger-hole test, Park test, etc., percolation tests. Theoretical evaluation and graphical computation involving sketching of flow nets; seepage quantities, through, across and beneath retaining structures, up thrust forces and exit gradients from flow nets. Effects of seepage on in-situ soils.
- Site Investigations: Objectives of site investigations, cost of site explorations. Sequence of investigations.
- Initial stage: desk study of available data, site visit and visual assessment, preliminary report and fieldwork plan
- Main stage: field work involving geological mapping if necessary, geophysical survey where applicable; Trial pits, trenches and boreholes, sampling methods and sample types, field identification of soils, field testing and laboratory testing. Final report
- Review stage involving monitoring, further testing and appraisal during excavation and construction. Laboratory and Coursework.
CVE451: ENGINEERING SURVEYING AND GEOINFORMATICS II (3 CREDIT)
- Contours and contouring, various methods of contouring- direct and indict methods, contour interpolation, uses of contour plans and maps.
- Areas and volume: Longitudinal and cross- sectional profiling, formation levels of new roads, cut and fills and various other sections. Determination of areas by approximate methods, area by double meridian- distance method, volume of earth – the prismodal method, end area rule and the prismodal correction.
- Setting out and monitoring of Engineering Works. Techniques for various works, baselines, sewers and drains Highways- horizontal curves, vertical and transition curves.
- Control Surveys: Horizontal controls, difference between precise engineering controls and geodetic. Triangulation, Trilaration and Triangulateration, Precise traverse, adjustment of controls by least squares method, controls surveys by Global positioning system(GPS), differential GPS, Kinematics GPS, Pseudo Kinematics GPS, planning of GPs survey projects. Adjustment of observation. Control surveys for setting out of dams and bridges, crustal and structural deformation surveys by conventional surveys and GPS.
- Vertical air photographs, measurement of photo coordinate, Ground coordinates from vertical area photographs, Heighting from aerial photographs production of contour plants and ground profiles from aerial photograph. Ground controls for aerial photographs, Basic and Photo Control Radial line methods of increasing controls, the Arundel method. Photo interpretation; principles element in photo interpretation application bedrock studies, photo movies and site investigation and project planning and location. Application of photogrammetry in highway design and other Civil Engineering works.
- Practical remote sensing imaging systems. Remote sensing satellite, LandSAT and SPOT satellites and other remote sensing satellite; NIGERIA SAT-1, Image acquisition and information extraction from imageries application of satellite images in Civil Engineering.
- Geographical information system GIS Component of a GIS, Application of GIS in Civil Engineering (case studies are to be treated), Spatial Data Infrastructure and concept of metadata. Digital Terrain Models (DTM) Terrain data structure and construction of digital terrain model, Displaying Digital Terrain model and released data. Application of DTM in Civil Engineering planning and design.
CVE471: CIVIL ENGINEERING PRACTICE AND LAW (2 CREDITS)
- Civil Engineering Practice: type of Contracts and sub-contracts, Works construction and supervision job planning and control- Programme Charts- Bar charts, critical path methods, etc., construction machinery and equipment construction management. Applications/ case study – dams, foundations, bridges, highways, industrial buildings, sewage works.
a. General introduction to law and building contracts, Common Law- Equity statute (Acts Ordinances, Decrees, Edict, statutory instruments, Bye-Laws). Area of legal Liabilities. Law of contract, law of Torts, Land Law, Administrative law. Principles of law of contract.
b. Formation of Contract: Offer and Acceptance, Consideration etc.,
c. Nature of Building Contracts. Tender, express term implied term, standard form of contract. Function of bills of quantities, contract of guarantee (del credere), agent and principal remedies for breach of contract. Avoidance of contract mistake, Misinterpretation, illegality.
d. Special problems, relating to building contract, sub-contractors Variation defects, clauses. Tertio’s Liability of employers’ contractors, supplier and their agents.
e. Types of contracts and contract documents, requirements of building regulations and bye-laws. Factory Acts, safety requirements in building and construction sites. Fire and Accidents Protection.
- Appraisal and control of projects: Integration and application of methods and procedures for planning and controlling the design and construction of projects. Study of computer applications, relationships of information system to organizational structure. Project scheduling and resource allocation and control.
CVE481: APPLIED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS (3 CREDITS)
- Polynomials and their application: Numerical solution of polynomials and other nonlinear equations; iterative methods, linear iterative methods, Newton- Raphson method, interpolation using polynomials, Lagrangean interpolation, finite difference, interpolation using finite difference (The Newton- Gregory equation) least squares polynomial and curve fitting, numerical differentiations and integration, trapezoidal and Simpson rule, Newton –cote’s closed formula.
- Matrix algebra and linear equations: Matrix algebra, properties of matrices, tram pose of a matrix and their properties. Theory of linear equations, solution of linear equations by direct methods: Determination and their properties, Minor and cofactors, solution of linear equations by Cramer’s rule and by Gaussian elimination method. Matrix partitioning, addition and multiplication of a partitioned matrix, inverse of a partitioned matrix. Iterative methods of solving linear equations, Jacobi’s and Gauss- seidel method, coordinate transformation rotation of sites.
- Linear programming: linear programming, formulation of linear programming problems, graphical Technique and the simplex algorithm, for solving linear programming problems. Duality concept, primal, post optimality analysis, transportation problems.
- Complex analysis: complex variables, complex function of a real variable, elementary function and of a complex variable. Differentiation of complex variables, Cauchy- Riemann equations, Laplace equations. Analytic and Harmonic functions, integrations of complex variables Cauchy’s integral thermos, poles and residues, conformal mapping, simple examples of expansion in Taylor and Laurent series.
- Partial differential equations. Heat conduction equations and elastic string D- Alembert’s solution of the wave equation. Two-dimensional wave equations, initial-boundary problems. Introduction to the boundary value problem.
- Nonlinear differential equation and calculus of variation: Stability of linear system and the phase portraits, long term behaviour of the solution of non–differential linear equations deducted from related linear systems.
- Calculus of variations: The geometry of curve space, Lagrange’s equation and application, Hamilton Principles and geodesic problems, Riemannian Geometry.
- Network techniques: Graphs and diagraphs, shortest path problem, Optimality principles, shortest spanning tree, flow augmenting paths, maximal flow methods, project management- assignment problem.
- Probability and statistics.
- Probability: Probability laws, conditional probability and dependence of events. Discrete and continuous probability distribution the distribution function, Expected values moments, standard deviations, binomial poison and normal distribution.
- Statistics: Regression and correlation, the method of least squares, linear and curvilinear regression. Correlation, total, partial and multiple, large sampling theory. Sampling distribution of mean, proportion, difference proportion, difference of two means and proportions.
- Hypothesis testing: type I and ii errors, power of a test. Large sample testing concerning the mean, proportion, difference of two means and proportions.
- Quality control.
ELA401: LABORATORY/ DESIGN STUDIO III (2 CREDITS)
- Compaction test, consolidation test, permeability (Constant and falling Head) test.
- CVE451 Practical Work includes More detailed theodolite traversing and minor triangulations, setting out of works: longitudinal and cross-section profiling: concept of parallax-use of parallax bar for height measurements, setting out of horizontal curves and building curves: plotting from aerial photography and Heighting and contouring GIS application to a particular project. Setting out and monitoring of Engineering Works Techniques for various works, baselines, sewers and drains Highways- horizontal curves, vertical and transition curves.
- Determination of colours taste, odour and pH of water, Determination of total alkalinity, total hardness, calcium hardness and CO2 in water, Determination of conductivity, total solids, dish and suspension solids, Determination of iron and magnesium in water, Determination of sulphate and chloride concentrations in water.
- Determination of Reynolds numbers at different flood rates in laminar/ inbalent flow phenomena, to determine unready flow in surge chambers, to conduct model studies in a wind tunnel.
- Use of cone penetrometer (CPT, drilling rig and Universal testing machine.