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BSc. Materials Engineering

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Aims and Objectives:

Aim

The aim of the Materials Engineering programme is to provide training in materials processing, manufacturing and development. The programme will equip the graduates to meet the challenges being posed by the ever-increasing demands for materials of greater strength, lightness, safety, and reliability for engineering applications. Whether the end-product is a bridge, a computer, a space vehicle, or an automobile the engineer must have an intimate knowledge of the properties and behavioural characteristics of the materials he intends to use. The courses in this programme are therefore structured to give the necessary background and processing skills to the graduates.

Objectives

On successful completion of the programme, the graduate shall be able to:

i. Understand the structure property correlations of materials (e.g. metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.) and based on this design materials with pre-determined set of parameters to satisfy specific jobs.

ii.  Advise professionally and competently on the processing of materials.

 iii. Advise on the selection of materials for specific applications.

iv. Analyze materials, minimize their failure, and optimize their potential.

v. Control the quality of materials.

Components of the programme:

Year One, 1st Semester
Credits
Year One, 2nd Semester
Credits
Applied Electricity
3
Basic Electronics
2
Communication Skills
2
Communication Skills II
2
Introduction to Info Literacy
2
Introduction to Info Literacy
2
Algebra
4
Calculus with Analysis
4
Technical Drawing
2
Engineering Drawing
2
Engineering Technology
2
Basic Mechanics
3
Chemistry for Materials Engineers I
2
Chemistry for Materials Engineers II
2
Introduction to Info Tech
2
Principles of Materials Science I
2
       
Year Two, 1st Semester
Credits
Year Two, 2nd Semester
Credits
Engineering in Society
2
Calculus with Several Variables
4
Differential Equations
4
Transport Phenomena in Mats. Proc. II
3
Strength of Materials I
3
Materials Processing
3
Transport Phenomena in Mat Proc. I
2
Environmental Science
2
Mechanical Behaviour of Materials
3
Physical Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals
2
Principles of Materials Science II
2
Phase Transformations
2
Indigenous Processing
1
Materials Characterization Techniques
2
Introduction to Economics I/II (E)
2
   
Accounting I/II (E)
2
   
French for communication purposes (E)
2
   
       
Year Three, 1st Semester
Credits
Year Three, 2nd Semester
Credits
Probability and Statistics
2
Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers
2
Strength of Materials I
3
Engineering Ceramics II
3
Engineering Ceramics I
3
Physical Metallurgy of Ferrous Metals
2
Pyrometallurgy
3
Engineering Properties of Polymers
2
Polymer Processing
2
Foundry Technology II
2
Foundry Technology I
3
Computer Applications
2
Materials Engineering Lab. I
2
Materials Joining Processes
3
   
Materials Engineering Laboratory II
2
       
Year Four, 1st Semester
Credits
Year Four, 2nd Semester
Credits
Engineering Economy and Mgt
3
Process Control and Simulation
4
Composite Materials
3
Management and Entrepreneurship Development
2
Corrosion of Eng. Materials
3
Waste Management
3
Electrical/Magnetic Properties of Mats.
3
Surface Treatment of Materials
3
Metalworking Processes
3
Mat Quality Control, Assurance, and Selection
3
Vacation training
0
Project II
3
Project 1
3