This course is designed to teach students about the planet Earth, the roles played by external agents such as water, wind and ice on the physical features of the Earth. The processes leading to the formation of the different rock types, the forces and processes involved in rock deformation, their resultant effects and the distribution of energy resources.
Formation of a crystal; principles of crystal chemistry; crystal state; crystal structurecrystallographic notations; crystal lattice and unit cell; elements of symmetry. Crystal systems, twinning. Polymorphism, pseudomorphism, polytypism and solid solution. Systematic mineralogy; Systematic description:- nesosilicates, sorosilicates,cyclosilicates, inosilicates, phyllosilicates and tectosilicates. Occurrence and uses of common rock forming minerals. Association of minerals in rocks. Physical and optical properties, and identification of common rock forming minerals. Introduction to X-ray crystallography
The focus is to expose the civil engineering students to basic and applied geological principles for solving earthwork problems often encountered while executing civil engineering projects. Topics to be covered include: Summary of the structure of the planet earth. Minerals and rocks; the common rock-forming minerals- origin, distribution, identification and classification. External earth processes: weathering; principles, processes and agents. Erosion and evolution of landforms. Sedimentation; principles and processes. Sedimentary rocks. Basic principles of stratigraphy; the geologic time scale; the importance of fossils. Internal earth processes; igneous processes - plutonic & volcanic; metamorphic processes, metamorphism types; deformation processes, faults and folds. Fundamentals of plate tectonics; earthquakes. Distribution of rocks, minerals and principal geologic features (structures) in Nigeria.
This course introduces students to the techniques of map interpretation beginning from topographic maps and then on to geological maps.
Chemistry of First row transition metals. Introduction to co ordination chemistry including elementary treatment of crystal field theory. Comparative Chemistry of the followings elements; (a) Ga, In, TI, (b) Ge, Sn, Pb, (c) As, Sb, Bi, (d) Se, To, Po, electronic configuration of groups IVB to VIB. Semiconductor chemistry, doping and application of semiconductors high-tech industries. Elementary introduction to Organometallic Chemistry. Roles of organometallic compounds in drug, catalysis, and pesticide formulation. Role of metals in biochemical systems.
Importance and scope of agriculture. Land and its uses with particular reference to agriculture. Introductory crop production. Agricultural ecology of Nigeria. Agronomy of some arable crops. Land preparation. Harvesting, processing and reservation method. Farm tools and machinery including tractor driving and by-products. Basic farm management techniques. Fisheries and wildlife production. Forest products. General introduction to livestock production and health.
ïƒ˜ This course is introductory to the study of Mining Engineering. It is designed primarily for mining engineering students to keep them abreast of what Mining Engineering is all about and to prepare the students for the task ahead. This course is about rocks and minerals â€“ their origins and classifications. It also entails mining methods (surface and underground methods) that can be employed to excavate the rocks/minerals from their parent rocks or formation place. The course is compulsory and it will also cover unit operations in mining, Mine Surveying, GIS, and stages in the life of a mine. Mining and its consequences, processing and uses of minerals will also be taught. Finally, Government roles and regulation will be discussed.
ïƒ˜ This course is an introductory and practical course to the study of engineering surveying. It is designed primarily for mining engineering students to replicate what is happening in the mining industry in classroom so as to be able to apply the knowledge and skills gained during and after course of study to surveying operations. It involves demonstration of principles and techniques of engineering surveying using real life projects. Topics to be covered include principles of surveying, coordinates, GIS, Areas and Volumes, Levelling, Photogrammetry, applications of theodolites and total station etc.
This is a compulsory course that is designed to meet the need of students in other fields such as Physics (SOS), AGP (SEMS), AGY (SEMS) and RSG (SEMS). Topics to be covered include: The foundation of classical thermodynamics including Zeroth laws and definition of temperature; first law of thermodynamics, work, heat and internal energy. Carnot cycles and second law of thermodynamics; Entropy and irreversibility, thermodynamic potentials and Maxwell relations, Applications of thermodynamics laws (1st and 2nd); Qualitative discussion of phase transitions; third law of thermodynamics, ideal and real gases, Elementary kinetic theory of gases including Boltzmann constant, Maxwell-Boltzmann law of distribution of velocities. Simple applications of the distribution law and 3rd law of thermodynamics.
This is a course designed for students in quantity surveying and other allied disciplines. That is, the Architecture, Building and Estate Surveying students will be given the opportunity to understand the rudiments of building measurement. The main focus of the course is to impact to the students the major traditional functions of a quantity surveyor in the ways they communicates/interacts with other construction professionals in the construction industry, principles of building measurement and the preparation of the bill of quantity. Topics to be covered include the introduction to the methods of communication in the construction industry, applied mensuration and bill preparation process with emphasis on the communication in the construction industry, the use of the Building and Engineering Standard Methods of Measurement (BESMM 3), bill preparation processes and the measurement of simple building foundation.
This course is a second year course on basic elements of planning designed primarily for students in Urban and Regional Planning, Remote Sensing and Geo-informatics and Estate Management. It is a course that provides basic knowledge on planning models â€“ iconic, analogue and symbolic models (descriptive, predictive and planning), the planning process narrating stages and techniques in planning activities, and the process of generating and transforming urban and regional structure in the global system with particular emphasis on the trend in the formation of human communities â€“ village, town and city. It also focuses on the city structure and urban system including the formal and informal economic, social and physical structure.
Characteristic properties of light and its propagation. Reflection, refraction, diffraction; Polarized light. The polarizing microscope. Orthoscopic and conoscopic modes. Isotropic and anisotropic crystals; Study of uniaxial and biaxial crystals in plane polarized and under crossed nicols. Principles of optical crystallography â€“ optical properties of minerals; pleochroism, birefringence and interference colours; extinction, interference figures, optic sign, sign of elongation, twinning. Identification of rock-forming minerals in parallel and convergent light under the polarizing microscope.
The focus is to expose the civil engineering students to basic and applied geological principles for solving earthwork problems often encountered while executing civil engineering projects. Topics to be covered include: Principles of stratigraphic classification, terminology and correlation. Facies analysis, origin and evolution of sedimentary basins; deformation behaviour of rock materials; rheology in the earths crust; fold mechanics; brittle fracture and failure, brittle and ductile shear zones, foliations. Crystal defects and dislocations; deformation mechanisms and development of textures and preferred orientation by plastic flow and recrystallization; solution of structural problems by stereographic projection. Maps â€“ Topographical map and its elements; Geological maps and their features; Geological cross-section and its construction; Principles of geological map interpretation.
This is an introductory course for 200 level students in applied geology and other relevant disciplines. However, it also meets the need of students in other fields, as a course that provides introduction to the understanding of the origin of major rock groups and their identification. The course integrates theory and practical with the purpose of exposing the students to a better understanding of the recognition of the rock under microscope. It is also intended that the course will impart useful skills on the techniques of rock sampling. Topics to be covered include rock cycle, origin and description of sedimentary rocks, environments of deposition, origin of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks and their textures.
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of field geology involving identification of different rock types and structures in the field and gathering of geological data in crystalline and sedimentary rock terrains.
This course is an introductory; it is designed primarily for Chemistry and other students from Biochemistry, Microbiology, Food Science and Technology, Marine Science and Technology, Applied Geology and Mining Engineering students. It designed to teach basically classical techniques in analytical Chemistry. It actual deals with acid-base, precipitation, redox and complexometric titration techniques as well as gravimetric method of analysis. In the course theory of errors shall be introduced to students and statistical evaluation of data shall be treated. Theoretical background of the course shall be taught and the students will conduct practicals on the sub topics as it is been taught.
This course is an introductory course in soil science designed primarily for all 200 level students in the Department of Crop, Soil and Pest Management, Agric Resource and Economics, Agric Extension and Communication, Animal Production and Health, Ecotourism and Wildlife Management, fisheries and Aquaculture Technology, Forestry Technology, and Agric Engineering Departments. However, it also meets the need of students in other fields, as a course that provides basic knowledge of soil science. Basic Soil Science generally deals with how soil is formed from primary rocks and minerals, the transformation factors and processes that give rise to different soils on the earth surface, the dynamic chemical entity and several external factors that react together to make the soil an indispensible national resource to plants, animals and humans. As a practical course, the focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their knowledge in soil science, and the basic use of soil to different field, soil management principles, and soil compositions with the aim of preparing them for other specialised applications to be encountered at higher levels. Topics to be covered include
This will involve field planting. Each student will be allocated a field plot for the planting and management of an arable crop. Students will be exposed to practical work in animal production and health, fisheries and wildlife management, and crop and forestry nurseries.