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ED/STV/2001/PI/17

Mechanical Engineering
National Diploma (ND)

Curriculum and Course Specifications

NATIONAL BOARD FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION


Federal Republic of Nigeria

UNESCO Nigeria Project

2001
Mechanical Engineering - National Diploma (ND)

Curriculum and Course Specification

NATIONAL BOARD FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION, KADUNA


AUGUST 2001

Mechanical Engineering Students Conducting


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Table of Contents

General Information for ND Mechanical Engineering Technology................................................................... 4


Curriculum Tables......................................................................................................................................... 11
Drawing courses ........................................................................................................................................... 13
Technical Drawing .................................................................................................................................... 13
Engineering Graphics ............................................................................................................................... 19
Engineering Drawing I .............................................................................................................................. 28
Engineering Drawing II ............................................................................................................................. 37
Electrical courses.......................................................................................................................................... 40
Electrical Engineering Science I ............................................................................................................... 40
Electrical Engineering Science II .............................................................................................................. 46
General studies courses ............................................................................................................................... 51
Use of English I ........................................................................................................................................ 51
Citizenship Education ............................................................................................................................... 55
Safety ....................................................................................................................................................... 59
Use of English II ....................................................................................................................................... 61
Entrepreneurship Development I .............................................................................................................. 64
Computer courses ........................................................................................................................................ 69
Introduction to Computing ........................................................................................................................ 69
Computer Aided Design and Drafting ....................................................................................................... 72
Mathematics courses.................................................................................................................................... 77
Algebra and Elementary Trigonometry ..................................................................................................... 77
Calculus.................................................................................................................................................... 85
Logic and Linear Algebra.......................................................................................................................... 90
Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry..................................................................................................... 97
Mechanical courses .................................................................................................................................... 102
Mechanical Engineering Science I (Statics)............................................................................................ 102
Basic Workshop Technology & Practice ................................................................................................. 107
Thermodynamics I .................................................................................................................................. 121
Machine Tools Technology & Practice.................................................................................................... 129
Engineering Measurement...................................................................................................................... 145
Thermodynamics II ................................................................................................................................. 150
Fluid Mechanics...................................................................................................................................... 157
Foundry Technology & Forging Operations ............................................................................................ 165
Technical Report Writing ........................................................................................................................ 177
Supervisory Management....................................................................................................................... 180
Strength of Materials .............................................................................................................................. 182
Properties of Materials............................................................................................................................ 186
Refrigeration and Air-conditioning .......................................................................................................... 195
Plant Services and Maintenance ............................................................................................................ 203
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Automotive Technology and Practice ..................................................................................................... 212
Minimum Equipment List for ND Mechanical Engineering Technology ....................................................... 229
Guidelines for text book writers................................................................................................................... 251
List of Participants ...................................................................................................................................... 253

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General Information for ND Mechanical Engineering
Technology

PLOT B BIDA ROAD, PM.B. 2239, KADUNA - NIGERIA

1.0 PHILOSOPHY OF THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAMME

The Mechanical Engineering Programme is designed to reflect a FUNCTIONAL philosophy of education.


While seeking to achieve academic excellence and promote the furtherance of knowledge, the mechanical
engineering programme also seeks to aid the acquisition of appropriate skills, abilities and competence,
both mental and physical as equipment for the individual to live in and contribute to the development of his
society..
The programme is therefore committed to the production of qualified and competent technicians who will be
able to face the challenges concomitant with the aspiration of the country to be technological developed.
and the Technicians to be self-reliant after graduation

2.0 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The programme aims at producing mechanical engineering technicians for the nations industries,
construction firms, public utilities and services. The diplomate should be able to:
Interpret and prepare engineering Drawings of mechanical equipment, their components and systems;

- Carry out machining and fabrication operations.

- Produce machine components and assemble

- Operate, maintain and service mechanical equipment

- Prepare appropriate engineering report.

- Carry out plant installation and maintenance

- Apply management principles in organising supervisory groups and in the arrangement of


sequence of activities.

- Acquire and display basic entrepreneur skills.

- Apply adequate Information Technology (IT) skills.

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3.0 MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Candidates for admission into the programme should have a minimum of:

(i) Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) with at least pass in English Language and
credit passes in four subjects in at most two sittings which must include, mathematics,
physics, chemistry, and one other subject from

- biology
- agricultural science
- additional mathematics
- economics
- statistics
- technical drawing, auto-mechanics and metal work

(ii) GCE O Level or its equivalent (Teachers Grade II or West African School Certificate)
with at least a pass in English Language and credit passes in four relevant subjects as
specified in (i) above.

(iii) National Technical Certificate (NTC) with credit passes in mathematics, integrated
physical science, English Language and in the mechanical trade areas.

(iv) Pass at NBTE recognise Pre-National Diploma entry requirement in English Language
and four credits in the relevant subjects listed in (i) above.

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4.0 DURATION

The duration of the programme is two academic sessions consisting of four semesters of 18 weeks each.

5.0 CURRICULUM

5.1 The curriculum of ND programme consist of four main components. These are:

i. General studies/education
ii. Foundation courses
iii. Professional courses
iv. Supervised Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES)

5.2 The General Education component shall include courses in:

i. Art and Humanities - English Language, Communication, History.

ii. Social Studies - Citizenship Education, Political Science Sociology, Philosophy,


Geography, Entrepreneurship, Philosophy and Sociology are compulsory.

iii. Physical and Health Education - One semester credit only.

5.3 The General Education component shall account for not more than 15% of the total contact hours for the
programme.

5.4 Foundation courses include courses in Economics, Mathematics, Pure Sciences, Technical Drawing,
Descriptive Geometry, Statistics, etc. The number of hours for the Programme may account for about 10-
15% of the total contact hours.

5.5. Professional courses are ore courses of the programme which give the student the theory and
professional skills he needs to practise his field of calling at the technician/technologist level. These may
account for between 60-70% of the contact hours.

5.6. Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) shall be taken during the long vacation following
the end of the second semester of the first year. See details of SIWES at section 11.0

5.7. Personal Logbook: The students to maintain a personal Logbook to record all the daily and weekly
summary of all the practical activities for all the semesters.

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6.0 CURRICULUM STRUCTURE

The structure of the National Diploma programme consists of four semester of classroom, laboratory and
workshop activities in the college, and a semester (3-4 months) of student Industrial Work Experience
Scheme (SIWES). Each semester shall be of 18 weeks duration made up as follows:

a. 15 contact weeks of teaching, i.e. recitation, practical exercise, quizzes, test, etc, and

b. 3 weeks for examinations and registration. SIWES shall take place at the end of the
second semester of the first year.

7.0 ACCREDITATION

The Diploma programme shall be accreditation by the National Board for Technical Education before the
diplomates can be awarded the National Diploma certificates. Details about the process of accrediting a
programme for the award of the National Diploma are available from the Executive Secretary, National Board
for Technical Education, Plot B, Bida Road, P.M.B. 2239, Kaduna, Nigeria.

8.0 AWARD OF NATIONAL DIPLOMA

Conditions for the award of National Diploma include the following:


a. Satisfactory performance in all prescribed course work which may include class work,
tests, quizzes. Workshop practice, laboratory work which should amount to a minimum of
between 72 and 80 semester credit units.

b. Supervised industrial work experience for four months.

c. Satisfactory performance at all semester examinations.

d. Satisfactory completion of final year project work Normally, continuous assessment


contributes 30% while semester examinations are weighted 70% to make a total of 100%.
The industrial training is rated on the basis of pass or fail.

National Diploma should be awarded in four classes:

(i) Distinction - CGPA of 3.50 and above

(ii) Upper Credit - CGPA of 3.0 - 3.49

(iii) Lower Credit - CGPA of 2.50 - 2.99

(iv) Pass - CGPA of 2.00 - 2.49.

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9.0 GUIDANCE NOTES FOR TEACHERS

9.1 The new curriculum is drawn in unit courses. This is in keeping with the provisions of the National Policy
on Education which stress the need to introduce the semester credit units which will enable a student who so
wish to transfer the units already completed in an institution similar standard from which he/she is
transferring.

9.2 In designing the units, the principle of the modular system by product has been adopted, thus making
each of the professional modules, when completed provides the student with technician operative skills,
which can be used for employment purposes self - and otherwise.

9.3 As the success of the credit unit system depends on the articulation of programmes between the
institutions and industry, the curriculum content has been written in behavioural objectives, so that it is clear
to all the expected performance of the student who successfully completed some of the courses or the
diplomates of the programme. This is slight departure in the presentation of the performance based
curriculum which requires the conditions under which the performance are expected to be carried out and
the criteria for the acceptable levels of performance. It is a deliberate attempt to further involve the staff of
the department teaching he programme to write their own curriculum stating the conditions existing in their
institution under which performance can take place and to follow that with the criteria for determining an
acceptance level of performance.

Departmental submission on the final curriculum may be vetted by the Academic Board of the institution. Our
aim is to continue to see to it that a solid internal evaluation system exists in each institution for ensuring
minimum standard and quality of education in the programmes offered throughout the Polytechnic system.

9.4 The teaching of the theory and practical work should, as much as possible, be integrated. Practical
exercises, especially those in professional courses and laboratory work should not be taught in isolation from
the theory. For each course, there should be a balance of theory to practical in the ratio of 50:50 or 60:40 or
the reverse.

10.0 LOGBOOK

A personal Log-book to be kept by the students shall contain all the day-to-day, weekly summary, and
semester summary of all the practical activities from day one to the end of the programme. This is to be
checked and endorsed by the lecturers concerned at the end of every week.

11.0 GUIDELINES ON SIWES PROGRAMMES

For the smooth operation of the SIWES, the following guidelines shall apply:

11.1 Responsibility for placement of students.

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a. Institutions offering the National Diploma programme shall arrange to place the students
in industry. By April 30 of each year, six copies of the master-list showing where each
student has been placed shall be submitted to the Executive Secretary, National Board
Technical Education, which shall, in turn, authenticate the list and forward it to the Industrial
Training Fund, Jos;

b. The placement officer should discuss and agree with industry on the following:

(a) A task inventory of what the students should be expected to experience


during the period of attachment. It may be wise to adopt the one already
approved for each field.

(b) The industry-based supervisor of the students during the period. It


should be noted that the final grading of the students during the period of
attachment should be weighted more on the evaluation by his industry-
based supervisor.

11.2 Evaluation of students during SIWES. In the evaluation of the student, cognisance should be taken of
the following items:

1. Punctuality
2. Attendance
3. General Attitude to work
4. Respect for Authority
5. Interest in the field/technical area
6. Technical competence as a potential technician in his field.

11.3 Grading of SIWES: To ensure uniformity of grading scales, the institution should ensure that the uniform
grading of students work which has been agreed to by all polytechnics is adopted.

11.4 The Institution-Based Supervisor: The institution-based supervisor should initial the log-book during
each visit. This will enable him to check are being met and to assist students having any problems regarding
the specific assignments given to them by their industry-based supervisor.

11.5 Frequency of Visit: Institution should ensure that students placed on attachment are visited within one
month of their placement.

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Other visits shall be arranged so that:

1) there is another visit weeks after the first visit; and


2) a final visit in the last month of the attachment.

11.6 Stipend for Students in SIWES: The rate of stipend payable shall be determined from time-to-time by
the Federal Government after due consultation with the Federal Ministry of Education, the Industrial Training
Fund and the National Board for Technical Education.

11.7. SIWES as a component of the curriculum: The completion of SIWES is important in the final
determination of whether the student is successful in the programme or not. Failure in the SIWES is an
indication that the student has not shown sufficient interest in the field or has no potential to become a skilled
technician in his field. The SIWES should be graded on a fail or pass basis. Where a student has satisfied all
other requirements but failed SIWES, he may only be allowed to repeat another four months SIWES at his
own expense.

12.0 FINAL YEAR PROJECT

Final year students in this programme are expected to carryout a project work. This could be on individual
basis or group work. The project should, as much as possible incorporates basic element of design, drawing
and complete fabrication of a marketable item or something that can be put to use. Project reports should be
well presented and should be properly supervised.

The departments should make their own arrangement of schedules for project work.

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Curriculum Tables

First Semester

COURSE CODE COURSE/ MODULE TITLE L T P CU CH

GNS 101 Use of English I (Grammar) 2 - - 2 2

GNS 111 Citizenship Education 2 - - 2 2

MTH 112 Algebra and Elementary Trigonometry 2 1 - 3 3

MEC 111 Mechanical Engineering Science (Statics) 2 - 2 4 4

MEC 112 Technical Drawing 1 - 4 5 5

MEC 113 Basic Workshop Technology and practice 1 - 4 5 5

EEC 115 Electrical Engineering Science I 2 - 2 4 4

ICT 101 Introduction to Computing - - 3 3 3

Total 12 1 15 28 28

Second Semester

COURSE CODE COURSE/MODULE TITLE L T P CU CH

GNS 201 Use of English II (Essay and Comprehension) 2 - - 2 2

SDV 210 Entrepreneurship Development I 2 - - 2 2

MEC 221 Engineering Graphics 1 - 4 5 5

MEC 122 Thermodynamics I 2 - 2 4 4

MEC 123 Machine Tools Technology and Practice 2 - 4 6 6

MEC 124 Mechanical Eng. Science (Dynamics) 2 - 2 4 4

MEC 125 Safety 1 1 - 2 2

MTH 211 Calculus 2 1 - 3 3

Total 14 2 12 28 28

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Third Semester

Course Code Course/Module Title L T P CU CH

MEC 217 Technical Report writing 2 - - 2 2

MEC 211 Engineering Drawing I 1 - 4 5 5

MEC 212 Engineering Measurement 1 - 1 2 2

MEC 213 Thermodynamics II 2 - 2 4 4

MEC 214 Fluid Mechanics 2 - 2 4 4

MTH 202 Logic and Linear Algebra 2 1 - 3 3

MEC 215 Foundry Technology and forging operations 1 - 2 3 3

ICT 201 Introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD) - - 3 3 3

EEC 125 Electrical Engineering Science II 2 - 2 3 4

Total 13 1 16 30 30

Fourth Semester

Course Code Course/Module Title L T P CU CH

MEC 221 Supervisory Management 1 1 - 2 2

MTH 122 Trigonometric and Analytical Geometry 2 1 - 3 3

MEC 222 Strength of Materials 2 - 2 4 4

MEC 223 Engineering Drawing II 1 - 4 5 5

MEC 224 Properties of Materials 2 - 2 4 4

MEC 225 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 1 - 2 3 3

MEC 226 Plant Services and Maintenance 2 - 2 4 4

MEC 227 Automotive Technology and Practice 1 - 2 3 3

MEC 200 Final Year Project - - - 4 -

Total 12 2 14 32 28

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Drawing courses

Technical Drawing

MEC 112 TECHNICAL DRAWING YI/1ST SEM 0/0/4 Hrs/WK

OUTCOMES:

On completion of this module, the student should be able to:

1. Know different drawing instruments, equipment and materials used in technical drawing.
2. Know graphical communication.
3. Know the construction of simple geometrical figures and shapes.
4. Know Isometric and Oblique Protections.
5. Know single orthographic projections.
6. Understand the interactions of regular solids.

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours: 5
COURSE: TECHNICAL DRAWING Course Code: MEC 112
hrs./Wk

Course Specification: Theoretical Practical Contents

General Objective 1.0: Know different drawing instruments, equipment and materials used in
technical drawing.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Identify the different types of drawing Present the students all drawing Black board ruler (1m)
instruments, equipment and materials. instruments: Black board Tee-
1.2 Outline the uses of the various a. Drawing set Square
instruments, equipment and materials. b. T-Square Black board compass
1.3 State the precautions necessary to c. Drawing board Blackboard protector
preserve items 1.1 above. d. Set squares Adjustable set-square
1.4 Use each of the items in 1.1 above. e. Types of pencils 60 set square
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1.5 Maintain the various instruments and (H to B) 45 set square
equipment. f. Show to French curve set
demonstrate and Templates
explain the uses of Duster
all of the above. Chalk
Complete drawing
table

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours: 5
COURSE: TECHNICAL DRAWING Course Code: MEC 112
hrs./Wk

Course Specification: Theoretical Practical Contents

General Objective 2.0: Know Graphical Communication

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Explain graphics and the different Ask the students to illustrate in a -do-
types of graphic present drawing the various types of lines
2.2 Illustrate the various convention based on BS 308 1972 Part 2. and
present in graphical productions of assess.
construction lines, finished lines, hidden Ask the students to set drawing
and overhead details projections, centre area on A1 paper with a title block
lines, break lines, dimensioning of plane, and the boarder lines and assess.
elevation and sections of objects. Ask students to illustrate technical
2 2.3 Layout of drawing sheets with the lettering in capital and small letters,
following (a) Margins (b) Title block etc. using, free hand and using letter
2.4 State the various standards of stencils and assess.
drawing sheets. Ask students to identify the
2.5 Print letters and figures of various various standard sheets A0-A4 and
forms and characters. assess
2.6 Illustrate conventional signs, symbols Ask students to draw
and appropriate lettering characters. conventional signs and symbols
and assess

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours: 5
COURSE: TECHNICAL DRAWING Course Code: MEC 112
hrs./Wk

Course Specification: Theoretical Practical Contents

General Objective: 3.0 Know the construction of simple geometrical figures and shapes.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Explain the purpose of geometrical Ask students to illustrate the


construction in drawing parallel. construction of simple geometrical
3.2 Construct parallel and perpendicular figures and shapes and assess
lines Ask students to construct parallel
3.3 Construct and bisect lines, angles and perpendicular lines and assess
and areas Ask students to construct and
3.4 Divide a straight line into given bisect lines, angles and areas and
number of equal parts. assess
3.5 Identify polygons (regular or Ask students to divide a straight
irregular) line into a graph number of equal
3.6 Construct regular polygons with N parts using the compasses and
3-4
sides in a given circle, given (a) distance assess
across flats (b) distance across corners Ask students to different between
3.7 Define a circle regular and irregular polygons and
3.8 Explain the properties of a circle, e.g. assess
radius, diameter, normal, tangent, Ask students to construct regular
circumference etc. polygon with N side and assess.
Ask students to differentiate
between regular and irregular
polygons and assess
Ask students to construct regular
polygon with N-sides and assess

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours: 5
COURSE: TECHNICAL DRAWING Course Code: MEC 112
hrs./Wk

Course Specification: Theoretical Practical Contents

General Objective: 3.0 Know the construction of simple geometrical figures and shapes.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.9 Carry out simple geometrical Ask students to explain the -do-
constructions on circles e.g. (a) diameter various properties of a circle and
of a circle of a circle of a given assess
circumference. (b) the circumference to a Ask students to differentiate the
circle of a given diameter (c) a circle to different methods of constructing
pass through 3 points (d) a circle to pass ellipses and assess
through 2 points and touch a given line Ask students to construct an
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(e) a circle to touch a given smaller circle ellipse using the various methods
and a given line (f) tangents to circles at and assess
various points (g) an arc of radius
tangent to two lines at an angle to less
than and more than 90 (h) an are
externally tangent to two circles (i)
inscribing and circumscribing circles

3.10 Define an ellipse Ask students to explain the


3.11 Construct ellipse by using (a) various draughting techniques and
trammal method (b) concentric circle assess
method. Ask students to construct plane
3.12 Explain the following draughting and diagonal scales
6 techniques (a) Projection method (b) and assess.
Measurement method (c) Transposition
method.
3.13 Construct plane scales and
diagonal scales, using appropriate
instruments.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours: 5
COURSE: TECHNICAL DRAWING Course Code: MEC 112
hrs./Wk

Course Specification: Theoretical Practical Contents

General Objective 4.0: Know Isometric and Oblique Projections.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Explain isometric and oblique Ask students to differentiate Recommended


projections. between Isometric and oblique textbooks.
4.2 Draw a square in isometric and projections and assess Chalkboard, dust,
oblique forms Ask students to construct a chalk, lecture notes,
4.3 Draw a circle in Isometric and square and circle in isometric and drawing sets
oblique forms oblique projections and assess
4.4 Draw an ellipse in Isometric and Ask students to draw a polygon in
oblique forms. isometric and oblique projections
7-10
4.5 Draw a polygon with a minimum of and assess
eight sides in Isometric and oblique Ask students to construct and
forms dimension holes circles, arcs and
4.6 Dimension holes, circles, arcs and angles in isometric and oblique
angles correctly on isometric and projection and label with
obliques. appropriate conventional symbols
4.7 Use appropriate convention symbols and abbreviations and assess
and abbreviations.

General Objective 5.0: Know single orthographic projections.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Explain the principle of orthographic Ask students to differentiate Recommended


projection. between first and third angle textbooks.
5.2 Illustrate the principle planes of orthographic projection and assess Chalkboard, dust,
projection (a) Vertical plane (b) Ask students to explain the chalk, lecture notes,
Horizontal plane. vertical and horizontal planes in drawing sets
5.3 Explain why the first and third angles orthographic projection and assess
11-12 are used and the second and fourth Ask students to construct
angles not used. orthographic projections of simple
5.4 Project views of three-dimensional objects in first and third angle
objects on to the basic planes of orthographic projections and
projection in both first and third angle to assess
obtain (a) the front view or elevation (b)
the top view or plan.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours: 5
COURSE: TECHNICAL DRAWING Course Code: MEC 112
hrs./Wk

Course Specification: Theoretical Practical Contents

General Objective 6.0: Understand the intersections of regular solids.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 Explain interpretation or intersections Ask students to give examples of Recommended


of solids. intersection of solids textbooks.
6.2 Draw the lines of intersections of the Ask students to construct: Chalkboard, dust,
following regular solids and planes in Two square-prisms meeting at chalk, lecture notes,
both first and third angles. right angles drawing sets
a. Two square-prisms a. Two dissimilar
meeting at right angles. square prisms
b. Two dissimilar square merely at
prisms meeting at and b. Two dissimilar
angle. square prisms
c. Two dissimilar square meeting 60
prisms meeting to an c. An hexagonal
13-15
angle prism meeting a
d. A hexagonal prism square prism
meeting a square prism d. Two dissimilar
at right angles. cylinders meeting
e. Two dissimilar at an angle
cylinders meeting at an e. Two dismal
angle. cylinders meeting
7. Two dissimilar cylinders meeting at at right angle, then
right angle, their centres not being in the centres at long in
same vertical plane. the same vertical
place.
f. As in 6.2

ASSESSMENT: The continuous assessments, tests and quizzes will be awarded 40%, while the
remaining 60% will be for the end of the Semester Examination Score.

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Engineering Graphics

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT
COURSE: ENGINEERING GRAPHICS COURSE CODE: MEC 121 HOURS
5HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL/PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 1.0: Know the construction of different geometrical figures and shapes
WEEK
Special Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Carry out simple geometrical Ask the students to Draw Black board ruler
construction s of an ellipse e.g. Tangent samples of simple geometrical Blackboard Tee Square
to an ellipse at any given point on the construction of an ellipse and Blackboard Set
ellipse, tangent to an ellipse from a given ask student to draw a tangent to Squares
point p outside the ellipse, etc an ellipse at any given point 45o, 60o
1.2 Divide areas of plane/figure inside the ellipse, tangent to an Black board Compass
1.3 Enlarge and reduce from the given ellipse from a given point outside Black board Protractor
areas of plane figure the ellipse etc Adjustable set square
1.4 Define parabola and hyperbola Ask student to divide areas of 45 Set Square
1.5 Construct parabola and hyperbola plane surface 60o Set square
using Demonstrate on and ask Drawing Table
(a) Rectangular method students to enlarge and reduce Pencil
(b) Ordinate method from given areas of plane figures Desk Sharper
(c) tangent method Explain the term and ask Drawing Instrument Set
(d) offset method. students to define parabola and Drawing Table
1-3 1.6 Locate the directrix and focus of a hyperbola. Adjustable Set square
given parabolic curve Ask Students to construct 45o Set square
1.7 Construct a curve of a parabolic form parabola and hyperbola using (a) 60o Set square
through two given points rectangular method (b)Ordinate Pencil
1.8 Define involute to a square, circle, method (c) tangent method (d) Desk Sharpener
cycloid and Archimedean spiral offset method. Assess the French curve set
students Drawing instrument set
Ask students to locate the
directrix and focus of a given
parabolic curve
Ask students to construct a
curve of a parabolic form through
two given points
Explain the term focus of a
point and ask the students to
define it.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT
COURSE: ENGINEERING GRAPHICS COURSE CODE: MEC 121 HOURS
5HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL/PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 1.0: Know the construction of different geometrical figures and shapes
WEEK
Special Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.9 Describe the various types of link Define involute to a square, Drawing Table
mechanisms circle, cycloid and Archimedean Adjustable set square
1.10 Plot the locus of point e.g. (a) spiral 45o Set square
mechanism with a link constrained to ask the student to construct 60o Set square
pass through a fixed point (mechanism involute to a square, circle, Pencil
with the end of the link constrained to cycloid and Archimedean spiral Desk Sharpener
move in a horizontal link (c) three links assess the students Drawing instrument set
mechanism (d) linkages of a Ask students to describe the
mechanically operated lever system various types of link mechanisms
mechanism of a printing press (f) Ask student s to plot the locus
mechanism of a pair of secatours point e.g. mechanism with a link
with a link constrained to pass
through a fixed point
mechanism with the end of the
4 link constrained to move in a
horizontal line (c) three links
mechanism (d) linkages of a
mechanically operated lever
system (e) mechanism of a
printing press (f) mechanism of a
pair of secatours
Assess the students
Explain planes of projection
and ask students to identify the
third plane (the auxiliary or side
vertical plane) of projection
Ask student to project on it the
end view of a three dimensional
object

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT
COURSE: ENGINEERING GRAPHICS COURSE CODE: MEC 121 HOURS
5HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL/PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 2.0: Understand orthographic projections.

WEEK Special Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Identify the third plane (the auxiliary Ask students to sketch from an Drawing set, lecture
or side vertical plane) of projection object (with changer, round notes, Recommended
2.2 Project on it the end view of a three holes, stepped block, etc) the textbook, chalkboard,
dimensional object plan and elevations and draw the chalk, duster, etc.
2.3 Sketch from an object (with changer, sketched view in first and third
round hole, stepped, block, etc) the plane angle orthographic Projection.
and elevations and draw the view in first Assess the students
and third angle orthographic Projections Ask students to draw plan,
2.4 Draw plan, elevations and sections of elevations and sections of a
simple object such as hollow sand crate simple object such as hollow
block sand crate block
2.5 Explain the properties of a point, a Make students to explain the
line and plane in space properties of a point, line and a
2.6 Locate given point, lines and planes plane in space
5 in space on the projection planes Ask students to locate given
2.7 Determine the true length of a line in points, lines and planes in space
space using (a) auxiliary method (b) on the Projection planes.
rotational Method. Let the students determine the
2.8 State Practical applications of the true length of a line in space
methods in 2.7 above using (a) auxiliary method (b)
2.9 Apply successive auxiliary projections rotational method
to determine the true position of a point to Ask the students to state
both horizontal and vertical planes the practical applications of the
true horizontal and vertical planes the method in 2.7
true shape of a plane inclined to both
horizontal and vertical planes the shortest
distance between the two lines: The
angle of inclination of a line inclined to
two given planes

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT
COURSE: ENGINEERING GRAPHICS COURSE CODE: MEC 121 HOURS
5HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL/PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 2.0: Understand orthographic projections.

WEEK Special Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.10 Explain dihedral angle and give help them state further Drawing Table
examples of where it is commonly used; application Adjustable set square
hipped roofs, hoppers, etc assist students to apply 45 set square
2.11 Determine the dihedral angle of two successive auxiliary projections 60 set square
intersecting surfaces to determine the time position of Pencil
a point to both horizontal and Desk Sharpener
vertical planes Drawing instrument set
Ask the students to apply
successive auxiliary projections
to determine the time length of
line inclined to both horizontal
and vertical planes
ask the students to apply
6 successive auxiliary projections
to determine the time shape of a
plane inclined to both horizontal
and vertical planes
Ask the students to apply
successive auxiliary projection to
determine the Shortest distance
between the two lines.
Ask the students to apply
successive auxiliary projections
to determine the angle of
inclination of a line inclined to
two given planes
Assess the students

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT
COURSE: ENGINEERING GRAPHICS COURSE CODE: MEC 121 HOURS
5HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL/PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 3.0: Understand the developments and intersections of regular solids and planes

WEEK Special Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Define developments Ask the students to explain Drawing Table


3.2 Develop pattern of regular solids such dihedral angle assisting them Adjustable set square
as truncated prism, prism, circular with examples of where it is 45 Set square
cylinder, truncated cylinder, frustum of a commonly used, hipped roofs, 60 set square
pyramid, truncated cone, etc hoppers, e.t.c. Pencil
3.3 Draw the lines of intersections of the Ask the students to determine Desk Sharpener
following regular solids and plane in both the dihedral angle of two Drawing instrument set
first and third angles intersecting surfaces
i. a cylinder meeting a Ask the students to define
square pyramid at right development
angle Ask the students to develop
ii. a cylinder meeting a patterns of regular solids such as
cone, the cone at an truncated prism, circular cylinder,
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angle truncated cylinder, frustrum of a
iii. a cylinder meeting a pyramid, truncated cone, etc
cone, the cone
enveloping the cylinder
iv. a cylinder and a cone,
the cylinder enveloping
the cone
v. A Square prism
meeting a rectangular
plane at an angle
vi. A square prism
meeting an ellipse at an
angle

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT
COURSE: ENGINEERING GRAPHICS COURSE CODE: MEC 121 HOURS
5HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL/PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 3.0: Understand the developments and intersections of regular solids and planes

WEEK Special Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

vii. A square prism Ask the students to draw the


meeting a circle at an line of intersection of a cylinder
angle meeting a square pyramid at
viii. A cylinder meeting a right angles in both first and third
pentagon at an angle angles. (The squese
ix. a cylinder meeting an development the cylinder)
ellipse at an angle Ask the students to draw (in
x. a cone meeting an both first and third angle) the line
ellipse at an angle of intersection of a cylinder
8-9
xi. a circle cutting meeting a square pyramid at an
through a pyramid at an angle. (The cylinder developing
angle the square)
xii. an ellipse being Ask the students to draw (in
enveloped by a pyramid both first and third angles) the
at an angle, e.t.c. line of intersection of a cylinder
meeting a cone, the cone at an
angle
Assess the students

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT
COURSE: ENGINEERING GRAPHICS COURSE CODE: MEC 121 HOURS
5HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL/PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 3.0: Understand the developments and intersections of regular solids and planes

WEEK Special Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

Ask the students to draw (in Drawing Table


both first and third angles) the Adjustable set square
line of intersection of a cylinder 45 Set square
meeting a cone, the cone 60 set square
enveloping the cylinder Pencil
Ask the students to draw (in Desk Sharpener
both first and third angle s) the Drawing instrument set
lines of intersection of a cylinder
and a cone, the cylinder
enveloping the cone
Ask the students to draw (In
both first and third angles) the
10 line of intersection of a square
prism meeting an ellipse at an
angle
Ask the students to draw (in
both first and third angles) the
line of intersection of a square
prism meeting a circle at an
angle
Ask the students to draw (in
both first and third angles) the
line of intersection of a cylinder
meeting a pentagon at an angle
Assess the students.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT
COURSE: ENGINEERING GRAPHICS COURSE CODE: MEC 121 HOURS
5HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL/PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 3.0: Understand the developments and intersections of regular solids and planes

WEEK Special Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.4 Draw the patterns (developments) of Ask the students to draw (in Drawing Table
the regular solids and planes in 3.3a-3.3e both first and third angles) the Adjustable set square
above line of intersection of a cylinder 45o set square
meeting an ellipse at an angle 60o set square
Ask the students to draw (in Pencil
both first and third angles) the Desk sharpener
line of intersection of a cone Drawing instrument set
meeting an ellipse at an angle Desk sharpener
Ask the students to draw (in Drawing instruments
both first and third angles) the
line of intersection of a circle
cutting through a pyramid at an
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angle
Ask the Students to Draw (in
both first and third angles) the
line of intersection of an ellipse
being enveloped by a pyramid at
an angle
Assess the students
Ask the students to draw the
pattern (developments) of
cylinder, a square pyramid and a
cone
Assess the students

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT
COURSE: ENGINEERING GRAPHICS COURSE CODE: MEC 121 HOURS
5HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL/PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 3.0: Understand the developments and intersections of regular solids and planes

WEEK Special Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.5 Draw the patterns (developments) of Ask the students to draw the Drawing Table
the regular solids and planes in 33f-3.3i patterns (developments) of a Adjustable set square
3.6 Draw the patterns (development of square prism, ellipse and a 45o set square
the regular solids and planes in 3.3j-3.3 pentagon. 60o set square
m Assess the students Pencil
3.7 Make models of the patterns referred Ask the students to draw the Desk sharpener
to in 3.3a - 3.3e patterns (developments) of a French curve
circle and a pyramid Drawing instrument set
12-13
Assess the students Blade
Ask the students to make Gum
models of the square of the
prism, the ellipse and the
pentagon from the pattern from
the patterns drawn using SLO
3.4 (Week 10)
Assess the students

3.8 Make models of the pattern referred Ask the students to make Drawing Table
to in 3.3f - 3.3i models of the square prism, the Adjustable set square
3.9 Make models of the pattern referred ellipse and the pentagon from 45o set square
to in 3.3j -3.3m the patterns drawn using SLO 60o set square
3.5(Week 11) Pencil
14-15 Assess the students Desk sharpener
Ask the students to make French curve set
models of the circle and the Drawing instrument set
pyramid from the patterns drawn Blade
using SLO 3.6(Week 12) Gum
Assess the students

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Engineering Drawing I

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Contact Hours:
COURSE: Engineering Drawing I Course Code: MEC 211
5HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical /Practical Content

General Objective 1.0: Know the importance and application of gears in transmission of motion and
Week power.
Specific Learning Out come: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 List and define terminology for Ask students to sketch and label a Spur gear, helical
parts of a gear tooth e.g. addendum, gear tooth gears level gears.
dedendum, pressure angle, pitch Ask students to sketch involute and Shaft bearings, key
circle, diametral pitch. cycloidal tooth profile Recommended
1.2 Identify different gear profiles e.g. Ask students to generate involute textbooks, lecture
involute, cycloid, etc tooth profile notes, chalkboard,
1 1.3 Represent gears using standard Ask students to: demonstrate motion chalk, duster, etc.
conventions. transmission through gears from one
1.4 List applications and use of gears. shaft to a parallel shaft, a shaft at 90
to it and a shaft at any angle.
Ask students to construct simple
involute gear tooth profile for spur and
level gears

General Objective 2.0: Understand the importance and application of cams in controlling motion.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Define cams and cam profile Ask students to sketch various cam- Face cams, radial
2.2 Classify different cams such as follower combinations. cam, cylindrical cams,
radial and face cams, etc. Ask students to indicate which cam- circular cams
2.3 Identify different types of followers follower arrangements can be use for
and their advantages and limitations desired motions e.g. uniform velocity
2 2.4 Plot cam displacement diagrams motion, acceleration, deceleration,
straight line harmonic motion
Ask students to construct simple
cam profile from a given kinematic
data.
Assess the students

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Contact Hours:
COURSE: Engineering Drawing I Course Code: MEC 211
5HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical /Practical Content

General Objective 3.0: Know the application of helices in motion transmission (threads)

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Define Helix Ask students to explain fine and Bolts, nuts, screws
3.2 Differentiate between a right-hand coarse threads. fine thread, course
helix and a left-hand helix. Ask students to define the thread.
3.3 Define (i) single-start thread, and relationship between pitch of a single- Thread-cutting tools
(ii) multi-start thread. start and double-start threads. Recommended
3.4 State the advantages of multi-start Ask students to explain the motion of textbooks, lecture
3 helix over single-start helix. a right hand screw turned clockwise notes chalkboard,
and a left-hand screw turned chalk, etc.
clockwise.
Ask students to construct right hand
and left hand helical.
Ask students to construct single-start
and multi-start (double start) threads.

General Objective 4.0: Know the application of helices in motion transmission (springs)

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Define helical springs (round or Ask students to construct helical Compression springs,
square) springs in 4.1 extension springs,
4.2 Represent helical springs using Ask students to differentiate (with ground ends,
standard conventions. between compression and extension round ends etc.)
4
4.3 List the various applications of springs.
various springs e.g. energy storage, Ask students to describe the various
vibration isolation etc. ends of extension and compression
springs

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Contact Hours:
COURSE: Engineering Drawing I Course Code: MEC 211
5HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical /Practical Content

General Objective 5.0: Know the method of presenting drawing for manufacture.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Identify standard methods for Ask students to explain interference Design Handbook,
indicating dimensions, fits, tolerance, clearance, push fits handbook for
allowances, surface finish etc. Ask students to distinguish between mechanical
5.2 Apply the knowledge of 5.1 on polished surfaces, ground surfaces engineers,
drawings and heat-treated surfaces. Manufacturers charts.
5.3 Use datum of reference planes, Ask students to distinguish between
5
lines and points for dimension. a gear, pulley, bearing etc. on a shaft.
5.4 Use charts and tables to select Ask students to distinguish between
dimensions of standard machine bolt and screws
parts.
5.5 Use standard symbols to
represent engineering components.

General Objective 6.0: Understand symbols for representing engineering components.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 Identify standard symbols for Ask students to illustrate through Components with
threads, screws, bolts and nuts, keys, and build holes for bolts and screws. threads holes, flat
pulleys, gears. Ask students to draw assembled bolt plates and bars hand
6 6.2 Draw standard symbols for and nut. drills, taps
threads, screws bolts and nuts, etc. Assess the students
6.3 Draw fastenings using symbols for
screws, studs and nuts.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Contact Hours:
COURSE: Engineering Drawing I Course Code: MEC 211
5HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical /Practical Content

General Objective 7.0: Understand free hand sketching of simple machine parts.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

7.1 Sketch simple figures like lines, Ask students to explain the Round rings,
circles, ellipse, square, rectangle, box characteristics of simple figures like matchbox, coins.
etc. circles, ellipse
Ask students to differentiate oblique
projection from isometric projection,
isometric projection from perspective
7 projection.
Ask students to sketch simple
machine components using (i) oblique
(ii) isometric (iii) orthographic
projections and Assess the students.
Ask students to identify horizontal,
vertical and auxiliary planes.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Contact Hours:
COURSE: Engineering Drawing I Course Code: MEC 211
5HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical /Practical Content

General Objective 8.0: Understand the use of photographs and exploded illustrations in engineering
communication and prepare simple exploded illustrations.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

8.1 Explain the use of photographs in Ask students to describe a blue print Recommended
engineering communication. Ask students to distinguish between textbooks, charts,
8.2 Extract necessary engineering the picture in a photograph and the chalkboard, chalk,
information from given photographs. drawing on a blue print. etc.
8.3 Illustrate the preparation of Ask students to shade a blue print
exploded views of blue prints, drawing of a hole to show the curved
photographs and engineering surfaces.
sketches using free-hand sketches in Ask students to prepare simple
layout planning and accurate illustration of subassembly using
illustration tracing and paste up. appropriate construction techniques.
8
8.4 Describe with illustrations the Assess the students
basic techniques for making technical
illustrations e.g. techniques relating to
the construction of spherical surfaces,
counter-sunk and counter-bore holes;
or flanged out hole, irregular hydraulic
lines and wires, rounded edges,
intersections and sections etc.
8.5 Demonstrate principles of shading
in technical illustrations

General objective 9.0: Understand the need for standards in Engineering Drawing.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

9.1 Describe the various standards Illustrate 9.1 to 10.2 and ask the Recommended
used in production of engineering students to draw various types of textbooks, charts,
drawings e.g. BS, ISO, DIN, ANSI, fasteners and locking devices to chalkboard, chalk,
9 SON etc. British standard (BS) and state their etc.
9.2 Recognize the standard used in applications e.g. set screw and bolts,
an engineering drawing nuts, pins, rivets, etc.
Assess the students.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Contact Hours:
COURSE: Engineering Drawing I Course Code: MEC 211
5HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical /Practical Content

General Objective 10.0: Produce component and assembly drawings in accordance with BS308,
1972 suitable for use in production & installation.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

10.1 Explain the need for the following Assess the students
types of drawings
i. component drawing
ii. sub-assembly
drawings
iii. general assembly
drawings
iv. installation
drawings
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v. exploded
illustration.
10.2 Recognize and represent various
types of fasteners and locking devices
to British standard (BS) and state their
applications e.g. set screw and bolts,
nuts, pins, rivets, lock units, star
washers, spring washers, locking wire
etc

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Contact Hours:
COURSE: Engineering Drawing I Course Code: MEC 211
5HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical /Practical Content

General Objective 11.0: Understand the use of Mechanical accessories and fasteners in Assembly
design

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

11.1 Illustrate various thread forms Illustrate activities in 11.1 to 12.2 Recommended
and state their applications. and ask the students to sketch some textbooks, charts,
11.2 Recognise and represent various of the conventions illustrated. chalkboard, chalk,
types of packings devices in drawings etc.
and state their applications e.g.
11 gaskets, glands, stuffing boxes. Etc.
11.3 Recognise and represent in
drawings bearings, gears, springs,
chains and other load bearing and
mechanical power transmission
standard component in machines

General Objective 12.0: Understand the need for Lubrication, electrical and other devices to be
represented in drawings.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

12.1 Recognize and represent in Ask students to produce a desired,


drawings conventional lubrication scaled, detailed, drawing of complex
devices e.g. grease cup, nipples, engineering components e.g.
grooves etc. connecting rod, machine bed, top-
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12.2 Recognize and represent cylinder cover etc and Assess the
standard electrical components in students
drawings e.g. transformer, switch gear
etc.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Contact Hours:
COURSE: Engineering Drawing I Course Code: MEC 211
5HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical /Practical Content

General Objective 13.0: Understand and Interpret finished Assembly Drawings of Machines which
have sub-assemblies

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

13.1 Recognize and apply surface Ask students to prepare assembly Recommended
finish marks in accordance with the drawings of subassemblies and full textbooks, charts,
relevant standards. assemblies including section from chalkboard, chalk,
13.2 Write part list sketches and component drawings etc.
e.g. gate valve water pump, rotary
pump isolation valve, electric meters
and Assess the students.
13 Prepare dimension working
drawings in accordance with BS 308,
1972 such that the finished drawings
are suitable for either
- manufacturer, or
- assembly, or
- inspection, or
Assess the students

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Contact Hours:
COURSE: Engineering Drawing I Course Code: MEC 211
5HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical /Practical Content

General Objective 14.0: Appreciate the process of Engineering Design - Preliminary Design

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

14.1 Explain in logical sequence Illustrate the activities in 14.0 to Recommended


engineering product design process 14.5. textbooks, charts,
i.e. conception, analysis, synthesis, Ask the students to evaluate all chalkboard, chalk,
evaluation and implementation. possible solutions (design sketches) etc.
14.2 Describe the specific roles of the in terms of basic design
engineering designer in design and considerations, appearance,
production firms. serviceability, ergonomics, etc.
14.3 Write the initial specifications of
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designed.
14.4 Provide possible solutions
(sketched) in line with the initial
specifications in 14.3 above.
14.5 Evaluate all possible solutions
(design sketches) in terms of basic
design considerations, appearance,
serviceability, ergonomics etc.

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Engineering Drawing II

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

COURSE: Engineering Drawing II Course Code: MEC 223 Contact Hrs: 1HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 1.0: Understand Assembly Drawings


Week
Specific Learning Out come: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Identify standard title-blocks for Ask students to state the Simple sub-assemblies drawing
Assembly drawings. purpose of title blocks instruments.
1-5 1.2 Identify detailed drawings of Ask students to identify Metal samples, plastic samples
machine parts using cross- possible materials and sources etc.
referencing to show details. of these materials for the parts.

General Objective 2.0: Understand Production/Working Drawings.

2.1 Define production/working Ask students to identify Samples of production/working


drawings of machine parts using certain conventional symbols drawings, Recommended
6-9
conventional symbols for working for surface finishes, joints etc. textbooks, Chalkboard, Chalk,
instructions. etc.

General Objective 3.0: Understand the sectioning of drawings

3.1 List conventions in Ask students to state the need Samples of production/working
orthographic sectional views. for planning the layout of plant drawings, Recommended
and machinery in a factory. textbooks, Chalkboard, Chalk,
10-12
Ask students to list etc
conventions in orthographic
sectional views.

General Objective 4.0: Know how to prepare curves of intersection and interpenetrations of common
solids and develop views of Interpretations of surfaces.

4.1 Define curves of Ask students to compare the Recommended textbooks,


interpenetrations of surfaces intersection of two equal Chalkboard, Chalk, etc.
13-15 4.2 Define parallel, radial and diameter pipes at right angle to
triangulation methods in pattern each other and that of two
developments unequal round pipes.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE: Engineering Drawing II COURSE CODE: 223
4HRS/WK

COURSE SPECIFICATION: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 1.0: Understand the use of Assembly Drawings, Production/Working Drawings,
Week Understand the application of sectioning to drawings
Specific Learning Out come: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Draw detailed and Ask students to observe closely from various Screw drivers,
assembly drawings from angles the machine parts provided. spanners, hammers,
physically observed headstock, Ask students to draw up schedule of parts and machine parts.
simple clutch, and gear pump. and materials from various given assembly Drawing
1.2 Draw up schedule of parts drawings of machine and Assess the students. instruments, access
and materials from various Ask students to identify detailed drawings of to manufacturing
given assembly drawings of machine parts using cross referencing to draw industry.
machine. details Round pipe
1.3 Identify detailed drawings Ask students to produce detailed drawings of Drawing
of machine parts using cross- machine parts using cross referencing to show instruments,
1-10 referencing to show details. details access to
1.4 Produce sectional view of Ask students to compare the section of a manufacturing
different cutting planes on circular pipe in isometric and orthographic industries.
Isometric and orthographic views.
projections of fairly complex Ask students to produce sectional view of
assembly drawing different cutting planes on isometric and
1.5 Draw layout of plant and orthographic projections of fairly complex
machinery in a typical assembly drawing and assess them.
Production factory e.g. single Ask students to discuss layout for batch
product factory and production and mass production and make
Component factory drawings of each

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE: Engineering Drawing II COURSE CODE: 223
4HRS/WK

COURSE SPECIFICATION: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective: 2.0 Develop the curves of intersection and interpretation of various shapes of
solid bodies

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Produce curves of Ask students to: (a) produce curves of Paper Cuttings,
interpenetration of various interpenetration of various intersecting drawing instruments,
intersecting surfaces. surfaces (b) develop the surfaces of etc.
2.2 Develop the surfaces of intersecting parts e.g. cone/cone,
intersecting parts e.g. cone/cylinder, cone/pyramid, cylinder/pyramid,
cone/cone, cone/cylinder, prism/sphere, etc. (c) (c) Prepare drawings of
10-15
cone/pyramid, pipe layout including valves, reducers, tee-
cylinder/pyramid, prism/sphere bend, dusts, etc using parallel, radial and
etc. triangulation methods. Assess the students
3.3 Draw pipe works, ducts, them.
etc using parallel, radial and
triangulation methods.

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Electrical courses

Electrical Engineering Science I

EEC 115 ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE I Y1/1ST SEMESTER 1/0/2 HRS/WK

OUTCOMES:

On completion of the module, the students should be able:

1. Understand the concept of the electric current flow.


2. Understand simple d.c circuits.
3. Know various types of energy and their inter-relationships.
4. Understand the concept of electrostatics, electric charge and capacitance of capacitor.

PROGRAMME: ND IN ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES

Course: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Contact Hours:


Course Code: EEC 115
SCIENCE I 15 Hrs Lecture

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 1.0: Understand the concept of electric current flow


Week
Specific Learning Outcome: Teacher Activities Resources

1.1 Define an atom Draw atomic structure to explain to the Chalk Board,
1.2 Explain the structure and student its composition. Chalk, Textbook,
composition of an atom Explain the electron mobility Charts
1.3 Differentiate between conductors, Draw the atomic structure to explain the
insulators and semi-conductors. unique differences in their structure.
1.4 Explain the concepts of current and Explain with the aid of diagrams how
electron flow the current & electron flow.
1-3
1.5 Define electric current, potential Write down the formulae and symbols
difference electromotive force (e.m.f) for current flow, p.d. or e.m.f., resistance.
and resistance, state their units and Explain them to the students.
symbols. Explain quantities of electricity and their
1.6 State multiples and sub-multiples of units.
Electric quantities; (e.g. Mega 106, kilo-
103, etc)

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PROGRAMME: ND IN ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES

Course: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Contact Hours:


Course Code: EEC 115
SCIENCE I 15 Hrs Lecture

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 2.0: Understand simple dc circuits

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Define d.c. Current State the definition of current.


2.2 State the analogy between current Explain how flow of current is similar to
flow and water flow. the flow of water.
2.3 Describe basic d.c. circuits Draw the basic d.c circuit with source.
2.4 Explain Ohms law Explain the flow of current.
2.5 Verify by experiment the Ohms law Use diagrams to explain Ohms law.
2.6 Solve problems using Ohms law Give some circuit with resistive
2.7 Define resistivity and conductivity of components.
a conductor. Verify Ohms laws.
4-6
2.8 State the relationship between Explain how to obtain resistivity and
resistance of a conductor, its resistivity, conductivity from the formula R =rl/a
length and area.
2.9 Differentiate between series and
parallel circuits.
2.10 Solve problems involving resistivity
and conductivity
2.11 Deduce the equivalent resistance
of series and parallel circuits.

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PROGRAMME: ND IN ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES

Course: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Contact Hours:


Course Code: EEC 115
SCIENCE I 15 Hrs Lecture

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 2.0: Understand simple dc circuits

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.12 Explain Kirchoffs laws. Explain how to obtain resistivity from


2.13 Verify by experiment the Kirchoffs the formula R =rl/a
laws. Draw the circuit diagrams for series and
2.14 Explain the Superposition parallel connections.
Principles Explain the differences between the
2.15 Solve problems involving series Kirchoffs laws and superposition
and parallel circuits using Kirchoffs laws principles. Give examples.
and superposition principles. Explain the relationship between the
7-9 2.16 Define temperature coefficient of temperature and resistance of a wire.
resistance Show how to calculate a change in
2.17 Use the expression for resistance resistance when the temp changes.
at temperature Tok and to calculate Explain why there is a temperature
change in resistance. change when the current flows through a
2.18 See from 2.18 the change in wire.
resistance due to change in temperature Show a typical graph of resistance
2.20 Solve problems involving effect of against temperature
temperature on resistance Solve problems

General Objective 3.0: Understand various types of energy and their inter-relationships

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Explain various types of energy Explain the sources of various energy
3.2 Explain the relationship between generations.
electrical, mechanical and thermal Show how they are related to electrical
energy. energy
10-12
3.3 State 5.1 units of various types of Explain their units.
energy in 3.2 Solve problems
3.4 State Joules law
3.5 Solve problems involving Joules law

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PROGRAMME: ND IN ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES

Course: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Contact Hours:


Course Code: EEC 115
SCIENCE I 15 Hrs Lecture

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 4.0: Understand the concept of electrostatics, electric charge and capacitance of
capacitors.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Explain electric charge Explain sources of electric charges and


4.2 State its unit electrostatic charges
4.3 State Coulombs law Explain the mathematical formula for
4.4 Solve problems involving coulombs the electric charge, electrostatic charges.
law Treat energy store in Capacitor.
4.5 Define electric field strength, electric
flux density, permitivity, relative
permitivity, field intensity, potential and
13-14
electric flux.
4.6 Solve problems involving the terms
in 4.5
4.7 Define capacitance
4.8 Derive an expression for the
capacitance of parallel plate capacitors
in terms of area, the distance between
plates and permitivity of the dielectric.

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PROGRAMME: ND IN ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES

Course: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Contact Hours:


Course Code: EEC 115
SCIENCE I 15 Hrs Lecture

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 4.0: Understand the concept of electrostatics, electric charge and capacitance of
capacitors.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.9 Derive an expression for the


capacitance of parallel plate capacitors
in terms of area, the distance between
plates and permitivity of the dielectric.
4.10 Derive an expression for the
capacitance of a capacitor with
composite dielectrics
4.11 Derive an expression for the
15 voltage distribution between series
connected capacitors.
4.12 Deduce an expression for the
equivalent capacitance for capacitors
connected in series and in parallel.
4.13 Derive an expression for the
energy stored in a capacitor
4.14 Solve problems involving 4.8 to
4.12.

Assessment: The practical class will be awarded 40% of the total score. The continuous
assessments, test and quizzes will take 10% of the total score, while the remaining 50% will be for
the end of the semester examination score

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PROGRAMME: ND IN ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES

Course: ELECTRICAL
Course Code: EEC 115 Contact Hours: 30 Hrs Practical
ENGINEERING SCIENCE I

Course Specification: Practical tasks

General Objective: Perform experiments on d.c circuits to understand electrical quantities.


Week
Special Learning Outcome: Teacher Activities Resources

1.1 Perform experiment on a Teachers should ensure Resistors, capacitor, voltmeter,


single loop d.c circuit with necessary precautions are taken ammeter, ohmmeter, cable, emf
variable e.m.f during the experiment. sources, thermometer.
1.2 Verify Ohms law
1.3 Carry out experiments on
1-7
series and parallel circuits.
1.4 Verify Kirchoffs law with
d.c circuits.
1.5 Verify superposition
principles.

2.1 Determine by experiment -do- -do-


the temperature coefficient of
8-11 resistance.
2.2. Verify by experiment the
heating effect.

3.1 Perform experiment to -do- -do-


determine the d.c power Assess the students
3.2 Verify Joules Law
12-15
3.3 Perform experiment on
charging and discharging of a
capacitor.

Assessment: The practical class will be awarded 40% of the total score. The continuous
assessments, test and quizzes will take 10% of the total score, while the remaining 50% will be for
the end of the semester examination score

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Electrical Engineering Science II

PROGRAMME: ND IN ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Course: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE Contact Hours: 15


Course Code: EEC 125
II HRS Lecture

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 1.0: Understand the concept of magnetism and magnetic circuits.
Week
Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Define magnetic flux, magnetic flux State the general concept of Chalk Board,
density magnetic motive force, magnetic magnetism and electromagnetism textbooks, coil of
field strength, reluctance, permeability of The teacher is to derive formulae conductor, magnetic
free space (magnetic constants), relative for field strength force etc. materials, magnet.
permeability. Show analogies between
1.2 State the symbols, units and electrical and magnetic circuits.
relationships of terms in 1.1 Solve problems in the class.
1-3
1.3 Draw the electrical equivalent of a
magnetic circuit, with or without air-gap.
1.4 State analogies between electrical and
magnetic circuits.
1.5 Solve simple magnetic circuit problems
1.6 Distinguish between soft and hard
magnetic materials.

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PROGRAMME: ND IN ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Course: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE Contact Hours: 15


Course Code: EEC 125
II HRS Lecture

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 2.0: Understand the concept of electromagnetism and electromagnetic induction

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Explain the magnetic affect of electric The teacher to show right hand -do-
current rule and explain the concept of
2.2 Draw magnetic fields around straight electric field and electromagnetic
conductors, adjacent parallel conductors Induction.
and solenoids.
2.3 Explain the force on a current carrying
conductor in a magnetic field.
2.4 State the direction of the force in 2.4
2.5 Derive the expression for the
magnitude of the force in 2.4 (i.e. F = BIL
Newton)
4-8 2.6 Explain the concept of electromagnetic
induction
2.7 State Faradays Laws of
electromagnetic induction
2.8 State Lenzs law of electromagnetic
induction
2.9 Derive the expressions for magnitude
of e.m.f induced in a conductor or a coil.
2.10 Solve problems involving 2.6 to 2.10
above.
2.11 State the applications of
electromagnetic induction.

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PROGRAMME: ND IN ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Course: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE Contact Hours: 15


Course Code: EEC 125
II HRS Lecture

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 3.0: Understand the concept of inductance and its applications

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Define self and mutual inductance Explain mutual inductance and -do-
3.2 State the symbols and units of the how to calculate various
terms in 3.1 above parameters.
3.3 State the expression for the equivalent Show with examples how energy
inductance of inductances connected in stored is.
series and in parallel
3.4 State the expression for the induced
voltage across an inductor
9-11 3.5 State the expression for inductance in
coupled coils connected in series aiding or
opposing.
3.6 Derive an expression for energy stored
in an inductor
3.7 Solve problem involving 3.3 to 3.6
3.8 Describe using suitable diagram, the
operation of the induction coiled in a car
ignition system

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PROGRAMME: ND IN ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Course: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE Contact Hours: 15


Course Code: EEC 125
II HRS Lecture

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 4.0: Understand the fundamentals of a.c. theory

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Describe the production of an The teacher should explain in -do-


alternating e.m.f. by a rotating coil in a detail the theory of alternating
magnetic field. current and voltage.
4.2 Sketch a.c. waveforms both to scale Solve problems on a.c circuits.
and not to scale. Assess the students
4.3 Define r.m.s, instantaneous, average,
and peak values, period, and frequency of
an a.c. waveform.
4.4 State relationship between
instantaneous, and peak valves of a
sinusoidal wave.
4.5 Solve problems involving 4.2. to 4.4
12-15
4.6 Solve problems graphically on a.c.
circuits with different combinations of
resistance, inductance and capacitance.
4.7 Differentiate between series and
parallel resonance.
4.8 Explain phase lag or phase lead as
applied to a.c. circuits.
4.9 Explain the difference between single-
phase and three-phase supply.
4.10 State advantages and disadvantages
of three phase supply over single phase
supply.

Assessment: The practical class will be awarded 40% of the total score. The continuous
assessments, test and quizzes will take 10% of the total score, while the remaining 50% will be for
the end of the semester examination score

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Course: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Contact Hours: 30 HRS
Course Code: EEC 125
SCIENCE II PRACTICAL

Course Specification: Practical Tasks

General Objective 1.0: Understand through experiments the a.c fundamentals and circuits
Week
Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1-5 1.1 Determine by experiment the B-H Ask students to perform Magnet, inductors, voltmeter,
curve for magnetic material the experiments with ammeter, flux meter
(Hysterisis curve) minimum error
1.2 Perform experiment on a
magnetic energy loss in a magnetic
material
1.3 Verify by experiment faradays
law of electromagnetic induction
1.4 Perform experiment on Lenzs law
of electromagnetic induction

6-10 2.1 Determine by experiment the -do- -do-


inductance of a coil
2.2 Perform experiment to determine
energy loss in an inductor
2.3 Determine by experiment energy
loss in an inductor
2.4 Perform experiment on serial and
parallel inductive circuit

11-15 3.1 Perform experiment to measure Teacher should Oscilloscope, signal generator,
the frequency, period and amplitude differentiate between d.c voltmeter, ammeter, resistor,
of sinusoidal signal circuit and a.c circuits inductors and capacitors
3.2 Carryout experiment to obtain Assess the students
serial and parallel resonance of a.c
circuit
3.3 Determine by experiment the Q-
factor of a series RLC circuit
3.4 Determine by experiment the Q-
factor of a parallel RLC circuit

Assessment: The practical class will be awarded 40% of the total score. The continuous
assessments, test and quizzes will take 10% of the total score, while the remaining 50% will be for
the end of the semester examination score

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General studies courses

Use of English I

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours: 30Hrs


Course: USE OF ENGLISH I (GRAMMAR) Course Code: GNS 101
Lectures

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 1.0: Understand ways of promoting the necessary language skills which will
Week enable student to cope effectively.
Specific Learning Outcome Teacher Activities Resources

1.1 Explain the necessity for acquiring Ask the students: Chalkboard, Duster,
good note-taking/making techniques - the techniques of Recommended
1.2 List the methods of note- note-taking/making textbooks.
taking/making and list the various
1.3 Explain the use of dictionary methods
1.4 Explain the use of the library - the correct ways
1.5 Explain the type of information of using the
sources in the library dictionary
1.6 Identify good reading habits - the best ways of
1.7 Explain the different methods of using the library
1-3
reading viz, scan, skim, normal and study - to list the various
1.8 Use the different methods of reading information sources
explained in 1.7 above in the library and
how to locate these
information sources
- the different
methods of reading
and the difference
between the
methods

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours: 30Hrs


Course: USE OF ENGLISH I (GRAMMAR) Course Code: GNS 101
Lectures

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 2.0: Understand the basic roles of grammar, know the nature of the language,
appreciate literary words in English

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Explain the concept of language Ask the students: Chalk and
2.2 List the characteristics of language - the basic concept Blackboard
2.3 Explain the four language skills, viz: of language
speaking, listening, writing, readings - to mention the
2.4 Explain the functions of language characteristics of
2.5 List the uses of English language in language
4-6
Nigeria, e.g as the language of research, - to identify the
government, commerce etc. functions of
language
- to list the uses of
English language in
Nigeria

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours: 30Hrs


Course: USE OF ENGLISH I (GRAMMAR) Course Code: GNS 101
Lectures

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 3.0: Understand the basic rules of grammar

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Explain grammar Ask the students:


3.2 Explain parts of speech - to explain
3.3 Analyse the use of parts of speech in grammar, parts of
sentences speech and how to
3.4 Correct common errors in the use of apply them in a
parts of speech in sentences sentence
3.5 Explain how to construct sentences - to identify
with correct syntactic arrangement common errors in
the use of parts of
speech in
sentences
- to construct
7-10
sentences with
correct syntactic
arrangement

3.6 List punctuation marks - to identify Chalk, Blackboard,


3.7 Enumerate the uses of punctuation punctuation marks Duster
marks and explain how to punctuate a and their uses, and
given passage how to punctuate a
3.8 Explain idioms, figures of speech and given passage
affrication - to construct
sentences to
illustrate idioms,
figure of speech
and affixes

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours: 30Hrs


Course: USE OF ENGLISH I (GRAMMAR) Course Code: GNS 101
Lectures

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 4.0: Understanding the essential qualities of paragraph

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Define a paragraph Ask the students: Chalk, Blackboard


4.2 Name the parts of a paragraph viz: - to define a and Duster
topic, sentence, development and paragraph and to
conclusion/transition name the part of a
4.3 Explain the thematic qualities of a paragraph
paragraph viz, unity, coherence and - what the
emphasis understand by the
4.4 Explain methods of paragraph thematic qualities of
development viz, example, definition, a paragraph
11-13
comparison and contrast etc - to explain the
4.5 Explain methods of ordering details in various methods of
a paragraph, viz, less complex to more paragraph
complex and vice versa, less important to development and
more important and vice versa, spatial, the methods of
chronological etc. ordering details in a
4.6 Write specific paragraphs to illustrate paragraph
4.2 to 4.5 above
Assess the students

General Objective 5.0: Appreciating Literary works in English

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Give the meaning of literature Ask the students: Chalk, blackboard,
5.2 Trace the development of literature - the meaning of duster
5.3 Differentiate between the literary literature and the
genres development of
5.4 Explain the functions of literature literature
14-15
5.5 Explain the terminology of prose - the functions of
fiction, e.g plot setting, characterization literature and the
etc terminology of
5.6 Answer an essay question on a given Prose fiction
novel

ASSESSMENT: The continuous assessment, tests and quizzes will be awarded 40% of the total
score. The end of the Semester Examination will make up for the remaining 60% of the total score.

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Citizenship Education

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours
Course: CITIZEN EDUCATION Course Code: GNS 111
2HRS/WEEK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 1.0: Understand the Constitution of Nigeria


Week
Specific Learning Outcome: Teacher Activities Resources

1.1 Explain the term constitution Ask the students: Chalkboard,


1.2 Distinguish the different types of 2. what their understand by duster
constitution the term constitution and to
1.3 Highlight some provisions of an distinguish the different
International Constitution rules of constitution known
1.4 Explain the effectiveness of 3. to explain the
International Constitution effectiveness of
1.5 Explain the supremacy of the International Constitution
Nigerian Constitution to other laws 4. to explain Nigerian
with emphasis on the 1989 Constitution to other laws.
1-4 constitution 5. To identify the main
1.6 Evaluate the main parts of the parts of the Nigerian
Nigeria Constitution Constitution.
1.7 Draft a constitution for an 6. Assess to the students
association by given the assignment to
1.8 Trace the historical development draft a constitution for an
of the Nigerian Constitution association
1.9 Discuss the merits and demerits
of each of the Nigerian constitutions
1.10 Explain the concept of rule of
law

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours
Course: CITIZEN EDUCATION Course Code: GNS 111
2HRS/WEEK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 2.0: Understand the federal system of government in Nigeria

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Describe a federation Ask the students: Chalk,


2.2 Distinguish a federation from a 7. to describe a federation blackboard,
confederation and to differentiate duster
2.3 Outline the basis for the federal between a federation and a
system in Nigeria confederation
2.4 Examine the evolution, structure 8. to define the functions of
and functions of the federal system in the federal system in
5-7 Nigeria. Nigeria and the relationship
2.5 Analyse the relationships among among the three tiers of
the three tiers of government in government
Nigeria 9. to evaluate the revenue
2.6 Evaluate the revenue allocation allocation formula
formula in operation in Nigeria operation in Nigeria
2.7 Compare and contrast other
federation with Nigeria

General Objective 3.0: Know the constitutional rights and obligations of Nigerian citizens

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Examine the significance of rights Ask the students to identify the Chalk,
and obligations in Nigeria responsibilities and duties of Nigerian blackboard,
3.2 Assess governments protection citizenship duster
of fundamental rights as contained in
the Nigerian constitution
3.3 Evaluate the responsibilities and
8-9 duties of Nigerian citizenships and
the benefits for performing them
3.4 Assess the responsibilities and
duties of constituted authority to the
people
3.5 Evaluate the responsibilities and
duties of government to the people

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours
Course: CITIZEN EDUCATION Course Code: GNS 111
2HRS/WEEK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 3.0: Understand Citizenships

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Discuss the significance of Ask the students: Chalk,


citizenship - to discuss and analyse blackboard,
4.2 Analyse the principles and the principles and benefits duster
benefits of citizenship of citizenship
4.3 Explain the difference in the - to analyse the basis for
modes of acquiring citizenship the acquisition and
10-12 4.4 Evaluate the merits and demerits withdrawal of Nigerian
of each type of citizenship citizenship
4.5 Analyse the basis for the
acquisition and withdrawal of Nigerian
citizenship
4.6 Examine the benefits derivable
from Nigeria citizenship

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours
Course: CITIZEN EDUCATION Course Code: GNS 111
2HRS/WEEK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 5.0: Fundamental objectives and directive principles of state policy in Nigeria

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 State the fundamental obligations Ask the students to explain the directive Chalk,
of government as provided in the principles and policy of the Nigerian blackboard,
constitution government on cultures, the mass media, duster
5.2 Explain the general provisions of national ethnics and duties of the citizen
the fundamental objectives and
directive principles of state policy
5.3 Explain the political, economic,
social and education policies of
Nigeria
5.4 Explain the directive principles
and policy of the Nigerian
government on culture, the mass
13-15
media, national ethics and duties of
the citizen
5.5 Assess the conformity
observance and application of the
fundamental objectives and directive
principles of state policy by
governments and people of Nigeria.
5.6 Recommend improvements on
the provision conformity, observance
and application of the fundamental
objectives and directive principles of
state policy

ASSESSMENT: The continuous assessment, tests and quizzes will be awarded 40% of the total
score. The end of the Semester Examination will make up for the remaining 60% of the total score.

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Safety

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE: SAFETY CODE: MEC 125
2HRS/WK

General Objective: 1.0: Know General Factory Acts & Safety Regulations
Week
Specific Learning Outcomes Teacher Activities Resources

1.1 Understand Acts and 1.2 Ask students to inspect workshop and Recommended textbooks,
Regulations prepare safety audit. Assess the students Lecture notes, etc.
1
1.2 Standard house keeping
1.3 Carry out safety audit

General Objective 2.0: Understand Safety Inspection

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Air receivers Ask students to carry out an inspection of Chalkboard, Chalk,
2.2 Ropes and Chains one of the items listed duster, etc.
2.3 Pulley blocks Assess the students.
2-3 2.4 Forklift carriage
2.5 Mobile and overhead
cranes
2.6 Derricks and gantries

General Objective 3.0: Understand Accident Prevention

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Outline hazards of Ask students to examine workshop on -do-


machinery, welding, particular aspect and propose means to
4-6 compressed air, chemicals prevent accidents happening
3.2 Hazard identification Assess the students.
3.3 Preventative methods

General Objectives 4.0: Know Fire Prevention methods

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Causes of fires Ask students to tackle fires with different -do-
4.2 Hazard identification in sources and assess the students.
7-9
fire fighting
4.4 Fire fighting

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE: SAFETY CODE: MEC 125
2HRS/WK

General Objectives 5.0: Understand Manual Handling Procedures

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Causes of injuries Ask student to carry out an analysis of -do-


5.2 Safe handling procedures handling a heavy weight and suggesting
10-11 5.3 Cellular layout - methods to avoid injuries.
Production flow analysis Assess the students
(PFA)

General Objective 6.0: Understand Maintenance Safety

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 Principles of Permit-to- Ask students to examine a machine to Live machine e.g. lathe
work system identify need for permit-to-work procedures machine
12-13 6.2 Risk Assess for simple and complex maintenance
6.3 Installing and operating Assess the students.
permit-to-work system

General Objectives 7.0: Understand various First Aid methods

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

7.1 Treating simple injuries Ask students to treat minor injury and apply First Aid box, Manuals,
7.2 Artificial respiration artificial respiration. etc.
14-15
7.3 Preventing further risks Assess the students
e.g. electricity isolation

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Use of English II

PROGRAMME: GENERAL STUDIES - ND

Contact Hours
Course: USE OF ENGLISH II Course Code: GNS 201
2HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective: 1.0 Understand the rules of grammar


Week
Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

1.0 Define the phrase Ask the students: Chalk, blackboard,


1.2 Explain the different types of - to identify the different duster
phrases, i.e, structural and types of phrases Recommended
functional - to define a clause and to textbook, lecture
1.3 Define the clause identify the different types notes, etc.
1.4 Explain the different types of of clauses to define a
clauses i.e structural and sentence and to identify
1-3
functional the different types of
1.5 Define the sentence sentences assess the
1.6 Explain the different types of students on the
sentences, i.e structural and construction of different
function types of sentences
1.7 Explain the constitution of
different types of sentences

General Objective 2.0: Know how to write good essays

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 List the different types of Ask the students to list the different types Chalk, blackboard,
essays of essays and to identify the features of duster
2.2 Explain the features of each each types of essay list above Recommended
type of essay listed in 2.1 above Assess the students on essay writing textbook, lecture
4-5 2.3 Generate/gather relevant notes, etc.
information on a given topic
2.4 Draw up a good outline
2.5 Write a good essay on a
given topic

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PROGRAMME: GENERAL STUDIES - ND

Contact Hours
Course: USE OF ENGLISH II Course Code: GNS 201
2HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 3.0: Understand the difference between denotative and connotative uses of words

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

Explain the term denotation Ask the students to define the terms Chalk, blackboard,
Identify words used denotatively denotation and connotation and how to duster
Explain the term connotation identify words used denotatively Recommended
Identify words used connotatively textbooks, lecture
connotatively Assess the students notes, etc.
6-8 Use words connotatively
Compare denotative and
connotative usage in groups of
synonyms, e.g, women, lady,
female, client, customer, patient,
fear, terror, dread etc.

General Objective 4.0: Understand the techniques of comprehension and summary writing

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Answer questions on Ask the students to distinguish the various Chalk, blackboard,
comprehension passage at a types of summary writing and the steps in duster
higher level of difficulty summary writing Recommended
4.2 Give contextual explanations Give the students passages to summarise textbooks, lecture
to statements from the texts Assess the students notes, etc
used
4.3 Identify colloquialisms,
slangs and jargons
9-12
4.4 Explain summary writing
4.5 Distinguish between types of
summary writing
4.6 Explain the steps in
summary writing
4.7 Write, within a specified
length, a goal summary of a
given passage

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PROGRAMME: GENERAL STUDIES - ND

Contact Hours
Course: USE OF ENGLISH II Course Code: GNS 201
2HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 5.0: Appreciate literature in English

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Describe drama Ask the students to identify the various Television, video
5.2 Explain the types of drama types of drama and to explain the cassette recorder,
5.3 Explain the terminology of terminology of drama to differentiate radio cassette player
drama, e.g, act, resolution, between radio drama and television drama
13-15 conflict, denouement, etc to answer essay question on a given drama
5.4 Distinguish between radio text.
drama and television drama Assess the students
5.5 Answer an essay question
on a given drama text

63
Entrepreneurship Development I

PROGRAMMES: ND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours: 2 - 0 -
Course: Entrepreneurship Development I Course Code: SDV 210
0

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 1.0: Understand the basic concept of entrepreneurship


Week Special Learning Objectives Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Define entrepreneurship, Lecture and site examples of each. Chalkboard


entrepreneur, small business and
self-employment.
1.2 State the entrepreneurship
1 philosophy and identify
entrepreneurial characteristics.
1.3 Identify entrepreneurial
characteristics.
1.4 Define development enterprise.

General Objective 2.0: Understand the historical perspective of entrepreneurship development

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Historical perspective. Trace the historical evolution of Chalkboard


2.2 Trace the origin of business enterprise citing example
entrepreneurship. Highlight the reasons for their
2.3 Explain organizational structure. failure/success.
2
2.4 Explain the role of an
entrepreneur.
2.5 Explain the reasons for business
failure.

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PROGRAMMES: ND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours: 2 - 0 -
Course: Entrepreneurship Development I Course Code: SDV 210
0

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 3.0: Know how to plan a business enterprise/project.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Define the concepts: planning, Lecture and illustrate with examples. Chalkboard
business enterprise and project. Highlight to the students the initial
3.2 Explain the importance of problems likely to be faced.
3 planning to a business enterprise. Invite a successful entrepreneur to
3.3 Analyse the skills and deliver lecture to the students.
Techniques of starting and managing
small business successfully.

3.4 Prepare and present project Lecture and introduce the students to Chalkboard
proposal. the formats of various project proposals.
4-5
3.5 Manage a small business
profitably.

General Objective 4.0: Know how to operate simple stock keeping records

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Ordering spare parts/materials Lecture and demonstrate to students Store or any storage
4.2 Receipt of parts/materials how to write receipt and keep records of facility Record note-
6
4.3 Storage of parts/materials ordering, storage and issue materials. books.
4.4 Issue of parts/materials

General Objective 5.0: Know how to prepare and operate cash flow on spreadsheets

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Need for different records Lecture and demonstrate for the Chalkboard and
(capital, revenue, credit transaction, students to appreciate Computer
7-8 tax) Give practical exercise to students.
5.2 Formatting spreadsheet
5.3 Operating spreadsheet

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PROGRAMMES: ND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours: 2 - 0 -
Course: Entrepreneurship Development I Course Code: SDV 210
0

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 6.0: Understand employment issues

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 Define the terms: education, Lecture and cite examples. Chalkboard.
training and development.
6.2 Relate education, training and
development to employment.
6.3 Distinguish between skills and
employment.
9 6.4 Explain the role of the private
sector in employment generation.
6.5 Identify the forms and informal
sectors.
6.6 Explain the issues of: (i) Rural
youth and employment (ii) Urban
youth and employment.

General Objective 7.0: Understand the Nigerian Legal System

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

7.1 Explain the nature of law. Lecture Chalkboard


7.2 Analyse the sources of Nigerian
10 laws.
7.3 Evaluate the characteristics of
Nigerian Legal System.

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PROGRAMMES: ND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours: 2 - 0 -
Course: Entrepreneurship Development I Course Code: SDV 210
0

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 8.0: Comprehend the nature of contract and tort

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

8.1 Define contract. Lecture Chalkboard


8.2 Explain types of contracts
11 8.3 State the basic requirements for
a valid contract.
8.4 Analyse contractual terms.

8.5 Examine vitiating terms. Lecture Chalkboard


8.6 Explain breach of contract and
remedies.
12 8.7 Define Tort.
8.8 Explain types of Tort.
8.9 Discuss tortuous liabilities and
remedies.

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PROGRAMMES: ND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours: 2 - 0 -
Course: Entrepreneurship Development I Course Code: SDV 210
0

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 9.0: Understand Agency and Partnership

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

9.1 Define agency Lecture Chalkboard


9.2 Explain creation of agency
9.3 Explain authority of the agent.
13-15 9.4 Analyse the rights and duties of
principal agent and third parties.
9.5 Explain termination of agency
and remedies.

9.6 Define partnership. Lecture and cite examples Chalkboard


9.7 Examine creation of partnership.
9.8 Explain relations of partners to
15 one another and to persons dealing
with them.
9.9 Analyse dissolution of
partnership and remedies

Assessment: Coursework 20% Course tests 20% Practical 0% Examination 60%.


References:
1. Wole Adewumi, Business Management An Introduction, McMillan Nig. Ltd.
Lagos. 1988.
2. Soji Olokoyo, Small Business Management Guide Entrepreneurs, Ola Jamon
Printers and Publishers, Kaduna.

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Computer courses

Introduction to Computing

COURSE: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY Introduction to Computing

CONTACT HOUR: 4
Course Specification Theoretical Content COURSE CODE: ICT 101
HRS/WK

General Objectives 1.0: Understand the basic components of the computer and how it has evolved
Week over the years
Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

Define what is meant by a computer Relate the present idea of computer to Maximum of 4
1.1 Know a brief history of computer other equipment and items that assess students to a
development man to perform tasks faster Computer system
1.2 State the uses of computer and Trace the historical evolution of Maximum of 4
understand the impact of the PC on Computers computers to a
computer technology Assess the impact of computers to printer except when
1.3 Differentiate between hardware every day living a Network is in use
1-4
and software Conduct the students through the Papers and
1.4 Understand the input-process- various parts of the computer and how computer
output algorithm with the following in data is managed by the various parts in accessories
mind: the system Magic Board
1. Central processor Multimedia projector
2. Input Mechanism system
3. Output Mechanism

General Objective 2.0: Know how data is stored and applications of various operating systems

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Understand the application of the Explain the need for data storage
following: Dismantle a computer system and
10. RAM show the students the RAW card, the
11. ROM Hard disk and the processors
12. Fixed discs Explain the concept of an operating
13. Removable system
5-8
2.2 Understand the concept of an
operating system
i. PC-DOS/MS DOS
ii. Windows
iii. Linux
iv. Unix

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COURSE: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY Introduction to Computing

CONTACT HOUR: 4
Course Specification Theoretical Content COURSE CODE: ICT 101
HRS/WK

General Objective 3.0: Understand the operation of Windows operating system and application
packages

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Access computers correctly Discuss the advantage of Windows -do-


through Windows Operation system Operating System
3.2 Understand the steps for opening Explain the Windows Menu and tools.
and closing windows Each student must be given an
3.3 Understand the application of opportunity to start a computer,
program Manager open/close the window operating
4.4 know the uses and application of system, understand the program
the various windows bars manager and move around in the
3.5 Understand how to move from one windows environment
window to another and how to operate Explain the process of creating a file,
them concurrently manipulating the file and use of the print
3.5 Understand file management and manager
9-12 how to mange files Assess the student
3.6 Know the step in creating files and Load MS Office with the student and
folders explain the various packages that make
3.7 Understand file up MS office. Load MS Encarta and
manipulation(moving copying saving discuss its use with the student
deleting etc) Assess the student
3.8 Understand the use of Print
Manager
3.9 Understand the concept of the
following software package
14. MS Office
15. Lotus Smart suite
16. MS Encarta

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COURSE: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY Introduction to Computing

CONTACT HOUR: 4
Course Specification Theoretical Content COURSE CODE: ICT 101
HRS/WK

General Objective 4.0: Understand file Management and software package

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Demonstrate ability in the use of a Demonstrate the installation of MS


word processing packages such as Word
MS Word or Word Perfect and Identify the different features of the
covering the following: software
5. Entering text Ask students to type a short document
6. Formating text and save it
(emboldening,, font Ask students to edit a document and
size, italising, etc) carry out a spell check
7. Creating and Demonstrate the use of tables
13-15
saving text files
8. Importing objects
9. Spelling and
grammar checking
10. Creating and
manipulating tables,
text boxes equations
11. Printing and file
export

ASSESSMENT: The Practical class will be awarded 40% of the total score. The continuous
assessments, tests and quizzes will take 10% of the total score, while the remaining 50% will be for
the end of semester examination score

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Computer Aided Design and Drafting

PROGRAMME: Information and Communication Technology

Course: Computer Aided Design and


Course Code: ICT 201 Contact Hours: 3HRS/WK
Drafting I

General Objective: 1.0 Understand the use of Computer in the Design and Drafting Process
Week
Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Know the advantages and Ask students to explain Complete computer sets
disadvantages of computer in the advantages and disadvantages of 1 Computer to 2 Students
design process computer in the design process. 1 Large Format Printer or
1.2 Explain the links between CAD Ask students to explain the links Plotters in a Network
and CAM between CAD and CAM 1 Digitizer to 2 Students
1
1.3 Understand the Principles of
Operation capabilities and system
requirements of Auto CADD
1.4 Install the Auto CADD software
correctly.

1.5 Identify the main parts of the Ask the students to identify the Manuals, Recommended
screen of Auto CAD 14 or Later main parts of the screen of Auto textbooks
versions CAD 14
1.6 Explain the functions of the Ask the students to explain the
above function of the above. Ask the
1.7 Understand and use the students to explain and use the
2 different input methods: Keyboards, different input methods
mouse, digitizers, and scanners.
1.8 Understand the different
coordinate systems
1.9 Demonstrate the use of the
HELP Menu in solving problems
when using the Package

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PROGRAMME: Information and Communication Technology

Course: Computer Aided Design and


Course Code: ICT 201 Contact Hours: 3HRS/WK
Drafting I

General Objective: 1.0 Understand the use of Computer in the Design and Drafting Process
Week
Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.10 Use the OSNAP facility to Ask students to explain -do-


select options differences between Cartesian and
1.11 Use layer control to change polar coordinates systems.
the layers in a drawing Ask students to demonstrate the
1.12 Use Cartesian and Polar above options on the computer
coordinates to draw lines screen
1.13 Prepare and change the size Ask students to construct lines at
3
of the drawing field set lengths and angles using above
1.14 Know how to save drawings coordinate systems.
on demand and also how to set up Ask students to use snap points to
the auto-save feature construct lines.
Ask students to explain the use of
snap points and ortho - commands
Assess the students

General Objective 2.0: Understand how to construct simple geometric shapes

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Know how to hatch the shapes Ask the students to hatch the -do-
drawn and change the hatch shapes drawn
pattern and scale Ask the students to change the
2.2 Explain how to draw circles, hatch pattern and scale.
ellipses and arcs to given Ask the students to draw circles,
4 dimensions ellipses and arcs to given
2.3 Explain how to construct dimensions.
polygons and squares to given Ask the students to construct
dimensions polygons and squares to given
2.4 Produce a simple drawing - dimensions.
Drawing 1

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PROGRAMME: Information and Communication Technology

Course: Computer Aided Design and


Course Code: ICT 201 Contact Hours: 3HRS/WK
Drafting I

General Objective 3.0: Understand the different edit boxes

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Explain the different edit boxes, Ask students to explain the -do-
how to use them and their different edit boxes. Ask students to
attributes use them.
3.2 Explain how to select the Ask students to explain their
shapes using edit boxes. attributes.
5
3.3 Use array command to draw Ask students to draw both polar
both polar and rectangular arrays and rectangular arrays using array
3.4 Explain how to use the offset command
command Ask students to draw using the
offset command.

General Objective 4.0: Understand how to use edit commands

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Explain how to use edit Ask students to copy objects from -do-
commands one position to another accurately
4.2 Demonstrate how to move using snap and coordinate entry.
objects accurately using both snap Ask students to erase objects.
commands and coordinates Ask students to trim objects
4.3 Demonstrate how to copy Ask students to fillet and chamfer
objects from one position to angles
6 another accurately using snap and
coordinate entry.
4.4 Demonstrate how to erase
objects
4.5 Demonstrate how to trim
objects
4.6 Demonstrate how to fillet and
chamfer angles

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PROGRAMME: Information and Communication Technology

Course: Computer Aided Design and


Course Code: ICT 201 Contact Hours: 3HRS/WK
Drafting I

General Objective 5.0: Understand how to create layers

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Demonstrate how to create Ask students to create layers -do-


layers. Ask students to change colour of
5.2 Demonstrate how to change layers
colour of layers Ask students to change the line
5.3 Demonstrate how to change type of a layer
the line types of a layer. Ask students to move objects from
5.4 Demonstrate how to move one layer to another
7-8
objects from one layer to another Ask students to switch layers on
5.5 Demonstrate how to switch and off
layers on and off Ask students to use layers to
5.6 Understand the use of layers construct drawings.
and how they help in the
construction and understanding of
a draw

General Objective 6.0: Understand how to create linear and aligned dimensions

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 Explain how to create linear Ask students to create linear and Sets of personal
and aligned dimensions aligned dimensions. computers, Recommended
6.2 Understand how to create Ask students to create angular textbooks, Manuals, etc.
angular dimensions dimensions
6.3 Demonstrate how to add to Ask students to add tolerances to
tolerances to dimensions dimensions
9-10 6.4 Demonstrate how to create Ask students to create leader
leader lines. lines.
6.5 Demonstrate how to add single Ask students to add single line
line and multiple line texts to and multiple line text to drawings.
drawings Ask students to edit dimensions
6.6 Demonstrate how to edit and text.
dimensions and text

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PROGRAMME: Information and Communication Technology

Course: Computer Aided Design and


Course Code: ICT 201 Contact Hours: 3HRS/WK
Drafting I

General Objective 6.0: Understand how to create linear and aligned dimensions

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

DRAWING EXERCISE - 2

Create the title block for a drawing Ask each student to carry out
Write letters and numbers on his/her own drawing
11 drawings

Draw circles be able to erase parts Let each student carry out his/her
of lines or circles own drawings.

DRAWING EXERCISE - 3 grade each students drawing

Produce a simple drawing with Ask each student to carry out


correct details in terms of title block his/her own drawing
etc Ask each student to carry out a
12
Select parts of a drawing in order to drawing that is specific to his/her
do further work. Move, Copy and department.
Rotate drawing parts.

DRAWING EXERCISE - 4

Produce a full drawing with title


13 blocks from a real engineered
object. Show all the views.

DRAWING EXERCISE - 5 Assess the students

Produce a fully dimensioned


drawing of a component
14-15
appropriate to the engineering
Specification of the department.

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Mathematics courses

Algebra and Elementary Trigonometry

General Objectives

On completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Understand the laws of indices and their application in simplifying algebraic expressions.

2. Understand the theory of logarithms and surds and their applications in manipulating
expressions.

3. Understand principles underlying the construction of charts and graphs.

4. Know the different methods of solving quadratic equations.

5. Understand permutation and combination

6. Understand the concept of set theory

7. Understand the properties of arithmetic and geometric progressions

8. Understand the binomial theorem and its application in the expansion of expressions and
in approximations.

9. Understand the basic concepts and manipulation of vectors and their applications to the
solution of engineering problems.

10. Understand the concept of equations and methods of solving different types of equations
and apply same to engineering problems.

11. Understand the definition, manipulation and application of trigonometric functions.

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COURSE: ALGEBRA AND ELEMENTARY CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE CODE: MTH 112
TRIGONOMETRY 3 HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 1.0: Understand laws of indices and their applications in simplifying algebra
Week expressions
Specific Learning Outcomes Teacher Activities Resources

1.1 Define index Chalkboard,


1.2 Establish the laws of indices Textbooks,
1
1.3 Solve simple problems using the laws of Calculators.
indices.

General Objective 2.0: Understand Theory of logarithms surds and their applications in manipulating
expression

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Define logarithm Ask the students to solve -do-


2.2 Establish the four basic laws of logarithm logarithmic and surd related
2.3 Solve simple logarithm problem problems
2.4 Define natural logarithm and common
logarithm.
2.5 Define characteristic and mantissa
2.6 Read the logarithmic table for given numbers
2.7 Simplify numerical expressions using log
tables e.g.
e.g. 18 D = 34JPC2 MB, find D
when J = 0935, e.g. = 35, P =
2-3 1.6
106, C = 55, M = 0 0025. =
3.142
2.8 Apply logarithm in solving non-linear
equations.
e.g. y = axn; logy - log a + n log x;
y = bcx = logy = logb + xlogc; Y =
a + bxn - Log (Y - D) = Logb +
nlogx.,
2.9 Define surds
2.10 Reduce a surd into its simplest form
2.11 Solve simple problems on surds

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COURSE: ALGEBRA AND ELEMENTARY CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE CODE: MTH 112
TRIGONOMETRY 3 HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 3.0: Understand Principles underlying the construction of Charts and graphs

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Construct graphs of functions fractions such as Ask the students to draw -do-
Y = ax +b, n = 1,2 Y = CST (a+x) Y = axk, graphs
4 including cases of asymbles
3.2 Apply knowledge from 3.1 in determination as
laws from experimental data.

General Objective 4.0: Know the different methods of solving quadratic equations

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Solve quadratic equations by factorization Ask the students to solve -do-
4.2 Solve quadratic equations by method of quadratic equations
completing squares.
5 4.3 Solve quadratic equations by formula
4.4 Discriminate the roots.
4.5 Form equations whose roots are given in
different methods.

General Objective 5.0: Understand Permutations and Combinations

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Define permutation Give exercises on -do-


5.2 State examples of permutations permutation and
5.3 Define combination combination to them
6 5.4 State examples of combination
5.5 Establish the theorem nPr = n !/[ (n-r)!]giving
examples e.g. number of ways of collecting two
out of 8 balls

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COURSE: ALGEBRA AND ELEMENTARY CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE CODE: MTH 112
TRIGONOMETRY 3 HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 6.0: Understand the concept of set theory

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 Establish nCr = nCn - r. -do- -do-


6.2 Define sets, subsets, and null sets
6.3 Define union, inter-section and completion of
sets
7
6.4 Draw Venn diagrams to demonstrate the
concepts in 6.1-6.3 above.
6.5 Calculate the size or number of elements in a
given set.

General Objectives 7.0: Understand the properties of arithmetic and geometric progressions

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

7.1 Define an Arithmetic progression (A.P.) Ask the students to apply -do-
7.2 Obtain the formula for nth term and the first n progression to solve
terms of an A.P. problems
7.3 Give examples of the above e.g. find the 20th
term of the series e.g. 2 + 4 + 6 + .. Find also the
series of the first 20 terms.
7.4 Define a geometric progression (G.P.)
7.5 Obtain the formula for the nth term and the first
8-9
n terms of a geometric series.
7.6 State examples of 7.5 above e.g. given the
sequences 1/3, 1,3 find the 20th term and hence
the sum of the 1st 2o terms.
7.7 Define Arithmetic Mean (AM) and Geometric
Mean (G.M.)
7.8 Define convergency of series.
7.9 Define divergence of series.

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COURSE: ALGEBRA AND ELEMENTARY CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE CODE: MTH 112
TRIGONOMETRY 3 HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objectives 8.0: Understand the binomial theorem and its application in the expansion of
expressions and in approximations.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

8.1 Explain the method of mathematical induction State the importance and -do-
8.2 State and prove the binomial theorem for a application of the theorem
positive integral index.
8.3 Expand expressions of the forms (x + y)2, (x2 -
1)s applying binominal theorem
8.4 Find the coefficient of a particular term in the
expansion of simple binomial expressions.
10 8.5 Find the middle term in the expansion of
binomial expression
8.6 State the binomial theorem for a rational index.
8.7 Expand expressions of the form: (1 + x)-1, (1 -
x), (1 - x)-_ applying binomial theorem
8.8 Expand and approximate expressions of the
type (1.001)n, (0.998)n, (1 + x) , (1 - x)_ to a stated
degree of accuracy applying | scalar expressions.

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COURSE: ALGEBRA AND ELEMENTARY CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE CODE: MTH 112
TRIGONOMETRY 3 HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objectives 8.0: Understand the binomial theorem and its application in the expansion of
expressions and in approximations.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

9.1 State the definitions and representations of Apply the techniques of -do-
vectors. vectors to solve various
9.2 Define a position vector. problems
9.3 Define unit vector
9.4 Explain scalar multiple of a vector
9.5 List the characteristics of parallel vectors
9.6 Identify quantities that may be classified as
vector e.g. displacement velocity, acceleration,
force etc.
9.7 Compute the modulus of any given vector up
to 2 and 3 dimensions.
9.8 State the parallelogram law in solving
problems including addition and subtraction of
11
vectors
9.9 Apply the parallelogram law in solving
problems including addition and subtraction of
vectors.
9.10 Explain the concept of components of a
vector and the meaning of orthogonal
components.
9.11 Resolve a vector into its orthogonal
components.
9.12 List characteristics of coplanar localized
vectors.
9.13 Define the resultant or composition of
coplanar vectors.

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COURSE: ALGEBRA AND ELEMENTARY CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE CODE: MTH 112
TRIGONOMETRY 3 HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objectives 9.0: Understand the basic concepts and manipulation of vectors and their
applications to the solutions of engineering problems

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

9.14 Compute the resultant of coplanar forces Apply the techniques of -do-
acting at a point using algebraic and graphical vector to solve various
methods. problems
9.15 Apply the techniques of resolution and
resultant to the solution of problems involving
coplanar forces.
9.16 Apply vectoral techniques in solving problems
12 involving relative velocity.
9.17 State the scalar product of two vectors.
9.18 Compute the scalar product of given vectors.
9.19 Define the cross product of the vector product
or two vectors.
9.20 Calculate the direction ratios of given vectors.
9.21 Calculate the angle between two vectors
using the scalar product.

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COURSE: ALGEBRA AND ELEMENTARY CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE CODE: MTH 112
TRIGONOMETRY 3 HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objectives 10.0: Understand the Concept of equations and apply same to engineering
problems

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

10.1 Explain the concept of equation, ie. A = B Ask the student to solve -do-
where A and B are expressions. various equations as
10.2 List different types of equations:- Linear, indicated in section 10
quadratic, cubic, etc.
10.3 State examples of linear simultaneous
equations with two unknowns and simultaneous
equations with at least one quadratic equation.
13-14 10.4 Apply algebraic and graphical methods in
solving two simultaneous equations involving a
linear equation and a quadratic equation.
10.5 Apply the algebraic and graphical methods in
solving two simultaneous quadratic equations.
10.6 Define a determinant of nth order.
10.7 Apply determinants of order 2 and 3 in
solving simultaneous linear equations.

General Objectives 11.0: Understand the definition, manipulation and application of trigonometric
functions

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

11.1 Define the basic trigonometric ratios, sine, Define and Derive the -do-
cosine and tangent of an angle. trigonometric ratios and
11.2 Derive the other trigonometric ratios; identities
cosecant, secant and cotangent using the basic
trigonometric ratios in 11.1 above.
15
11.3 Derive identities involving the trigonometric
ratios of the form; Cos2+Sin2 = 1, Sec2 = 1 +
tan2, etc.
11.4 Derive the compound angle formulae for sin
(A+B), Cos (A+B) and Tan (A+B).

ASSESSMENT: The continuous assessment, tests and quizzes will be awarded 40% of the total
score. The end of the Semester Examination will make up for the remaining 60% of the total score.

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Calculus

General Objectives

On completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Understand the basic concepts of differential calculus and its application in solving
engineering problems.

2. Know integration as the reverse of differentiation and its application to engineering


problems.

3. Understand first order homogenous linear ordinary differential equations with constant
coefficients as applied to simple circuits.

4. Understand the basic concepts of partial differentiation and apply same to engineering
problems.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours
COURSE: CALCULUS Course Code: MTH 211
3hrs/wk

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective: 1.0 Understand the basic concepts of differential Calculus and in application in
Week solving engineering problems
Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Define limits with examples Teachers are to give and Chalkboard,
1.2 State and prove basic theorems on limits solve simple engineering and textbooks, lecture
1.3 Prove that lim sin /, lim Tan / = 1 as 0 technological problems notes, chalk
1.4 Define differentiation as an incremental
notation or a function.
1.5 Differentiate a function from first principles.
1.6 Prove the formulae for derivative of functions,
Function of a function, products, and quotient of
functions.
1.7 Differentiate simple algebraic, trigonometric,
logarithmic, exponential, hyperbolic parametric,
inverse and implicit functions.
1.8 Derive second derivative of a function.
1-4 1.9 Apply differentiation to simple engineering
and technological problems.
1.10 Explain the rate of change of a function
1.11 Explain the condition for turning point of a
function.
1.12 Distinguish between maximum and
minimum value of a function.
1.13 Sketch the graph of a function showing its
maximum and minimum points and points of
inflexion.
1.14 Estimate error quantities from the small
increment of a function.
1.15 Determine the tangent to a curve.
1.16 Determine the normal to a curve.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours
COURSE: CALCULUS Course Code: MTH 211
3hrs/wk

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 2.0: Know integration as the reverse of differentiation and its application to engineering
problems

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Define integration as the reverse of differentiation. Ask students to apply -do-
2.2 Explain integration as a limit of summation of a integral calculus to simple
function. function
2.3 Distinguish between indefinite and definite
integrals.
2.4 Determine the indefinite and definite integrals.
2.5 Determine the definite integral of a function.
2.6 Integrate algebraic, logarithmic, trigonometric and
exponential simple functions.
2.7 List possible methods of integration.
2.8 Integrate algebraic and trigonometric functions by
the substitution method
2.9 Integrate trigonometric and exponential functions
by parts
2.10 Integrate algebraic functions by partial fraction.
5-8 2.11 Integrate trigonometric and logarithmic functions
applying reduction formula.
2.12 State standard forms of some basic integrals.
2.13 Calculate length of arc, area under a curve, area
between two curves, volume of revolution, center of
gravity, center of surface area, second moment and
moment of inertia.
2.14 Define Trapezoidal and Simpsons rule as
methods of approximating areas under given curves.
2.15 Find approximate area under a curve applying
Trapezoidal method.
2.16 Find approximate area under a curve applying
Simpsons rule.
2.17 Compare result obtained from Trapezoidal and
Simpsons rules with the results by direct integration.
2.18 Apply integration to kinematics.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours
COURSE: CALCULUS Course Code: MTH 211
3hrs/wk

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 3.0: Understand first order homogenous linear ordinary equations with constant
coefficients as applied to simple engineering problems

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Define first order differential equation Ask students to apply -do-
3.2 List order, degree, general solution, boundary differential equation to solve
or initial conditions and particular solution of engineering problems
differential equations.
3.3 List examples of various types of first order
differential equations.
3.4 Define first order homogenous differential
equations
3.5 List the methods of solving differential
equations by separable variables.
3.6 Identify differential equations reducible to the
9-12
homogenous form.
3.7 Explain exact differential equations.
3.8 Solve exact differential equations, e.g. (a)
Show that (3x2 + y cos x) dx+(sin x-4y3) dy = O is
an exact differential equation. (b) Find its general
solution.
3.9 Define integrating factors.
3.10 Determine the solution of differential
equations using integrating factors.
3.11 Define linear differential equations of the first
order.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours
COURSE: CALCULUS Course Code: MTH 211
3hrs/wk

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 4.0: Understand the basic concepts of partial differentiation and apply same to
engineering problems

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Define partial differentiation Solve problems on partial -do-


4.2 List and explain the uses of partial differential
derivatives.
13-15 4.3 Solve problems on partial differentiation. e.g. f
(x, y) = x2 + y2 = 2xy find dy/dx, dx/dy
4.4 Apply partial differentiation to engineering
problems.

Assessment: The continuous assessment, test and quizzes will be awarded 40% of the total score.
The end of the semester Examination will make up for the remaining 60% of the score

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Logic and Linear Algebra

General Objectives

On completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Understand the basic rules of mathematical logic and their application to mathematical
proofs.

2. Know permutations and combinations

3. Compute the binomial expansion of algebraic expansions.

4. Understand the algebraic operations of matrices and determinants as well as solve


simultaneous linear equations by the methods of matrices.

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COURSE: LOGIC AND LINEAR ALGEBRA COURSE CODE: MTH 202 CONTACT HOURS: 3HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 1.0: Understand the basic rules of mathematical logic and their application to
Week mathematical proofs.
Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 The essential connectives, negation, Explain and illustrate 1.1 to 1.6 Lecture notes,
conjunction, disjunction, implication and bi- and ask the students to find the Recommended
implication truth value of the logic statement textbooks, charts,
1.2 State the essential connectives defined Assess the student chalkboard
in 1.1 above.
1.3 Explain grouping and parenthesis in
logic,
1.4 Explain Truth Tables.
1.5 Define tautology
1.6 Give examples of types of tautology.
e.g
5. If P and Q are distinct atomic sentences,
which of the following are tautologies?
(a) P - Q (b) PUQ - QUP
(c) PV(P*Q)
1-2 ii. Let P = Jane Austen was
a contemporary of
Beethoven.
Q = Beethoven was a
contemporary of Gauss.
R = Gauss was a
contemporary of Napoleon
S = Napoleon was a
contemporary of Julius
Caesar.
(Thus P, Q and R and true,
and S is false).
Then find the truth values of sentences:-
(a) (P *Q) = R
(b) (P - Q)
(c) P *Q - R - S

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COURSE: LOGIC AND LINEAR ALGEBRA COURSE CODE: MTH 202 CONTACT HOURS: 3HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 1.0: Understand the basic rules of mathematical logic and their application to
Week mathematical proofs.
Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.7 Define universal quantifier and Explain and illustrate 1.7 to 1.2 Recommended
existential quantifier. and asked the students to solve textbooks, lecture
1.8 Translate sentences into symbolic form problems on 1.7 to 1.11 notes, chalkboard,
using quantifiers. e.g. some freshmen are chalk
intelligent can be stated as for some x, x, is
a freshman and x is intelligent can
3-4 translate in symbols as (/x) (Fx & Ix).
1.9 Define the scope of a quantifier
1.10 Define bound and free variables
1.11 Define term and formula
1.12 Give simple examples of each of 1.9
to 1.11 above.
1.13 Explain the validity of formulae

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COURSE: LOGIC AND LINEAR ALGEBRA COURSE CODE: MTH 202 CONTACT HOURS: 3HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 2.0: Know permutation and combination

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Define permutations and combinations Explain and illustrate the Recommended
2.2 Give illustrative examples of each of 2.1 activities in 2.1 to 2.15 and ask textbooks, lecture
above the student to: notes, chalkboard,
2.3 State and approve the fundamental - establish the chalk
principle of permutation. formula NPr =
2.4 Give illustrative examples of the n!/(n-r)!
fundamental principles of permutation. - Prove that nPr
2.5 Establish the formula nPr = n!/ (n - r)! = (n-r+1)(nP(r-1)
2.6 Prove that nPr = (n - r + 1) x nP (r - 1). - Establish the
2.7 Solve problems of permutations with formula Ncr =
restrictions on some of the objects. n!/[n-r!r!
2.8 Solve problems of permutations in - Prove that nCr
5-7 which the objects may be repeated. = nCn-r
2.9 Describe circular permutations.
2.10 Solve problems of permutation of N
things not all different.
2.11 Establish the formula nCr = n!/[(n - r)!
r!]
2.12 Solve example 2.11
2.13 State and prove the theorem nCr = n
Cn-r.
2.14 Solve problems of combinations with
restrictions on some of the objects.
2.15 Solve problems of combinations of n
different things taken any number at a time.

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COURSE: LOGIC AND LINEAR ALGEBRA COURSE CODE: MTH 202 CONTACT HOURS: 3HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 3.0: Know binomial theorem

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Explain with illustrative examples - the Explain and illustrate activities Recommended
method of mathematical induction. in 3.1 to 3.7 and ask the textbooks, lecture
3.2 State and prove binomial theorem for students to solve them notes, chalkboard,
positive integral index. chalk, etc
3.3 Explain the properties of binomial
expansion.
3.4 State at least seven (7) examples of 3.3
above.
e.g. i. A (x2 - 1/x)
ii. Find the constant term in
8-10 the expansion of (x + 1/x)A
iii. Find the co-efficient of
xv in the expansion of (x +
k)A where v is a number
lying between -n and n-
3.5 State the binomial theorem for a
rational number
3.6 State the properties of binomial
coefficients.
3.7 Apply binomial expansion in
approximations (simple examples only).

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COURSE: LOGIC AND LINEAR ALGEBRA COURSE CODE: MTH 202 CONTACT HOURS: 3HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 4.0: Know matrices and determinants

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Define Matrix Explain and illustrate the Recommended


4.2 Define the special matrices - zero activities in 4.1 to 4.19. Ask the textbooks, lecture
matrix, identify matrix - square matric, student to prove the theorems notes, chalkboard,
triangular matrix, symmetric matrix, skero and solve problems on the chalk, etc
symmetric matrix. illustrated activities. Assess the
4.3 State example for each of the matrices student
in 4-2 above.
4.4 State the laws of addition and
multiplication of matrices.
4.5 Illustrate the commutative, associative,
and distributive nature of the laws states in
4.4 above.
4.6 Explain the transpose of a matrix.
4.7 Determine a determinant for 2by2 and
3by2 matrices.
11-15 4.8 Define the minors and cofactors of a
determinant.
4.9 Explain the method of evaluating
determinants.
4.10 State and prove the theorem Two
rows or two columns of a matrix are
identical, then the value of its determinant
is zero.
4.11 State and prove the theorem If two
rows or two columns of a matrix are
interchanged, the sign of the value of its
determinant is changed.
4.12 State and prove the theorem If any
one row or one column of a matrix is
multiplied by a constant, the determinant
itself is multiplied by the constant.

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COURSE: LOGIC AND LINEAR ALGEBRA COURSE CODE: MTH 202 CONTACT HOURS: 3HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 4.0: Know matrices and determinants

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.13 State and prove the theorem If a


constant times the elements of a row or a
column are added to the corresponding
elements of any other row or column, the
value of the determinant itself is multiplied
by the constant.
4.14 State five examples of each of the
theorems in 4. 10-4 13 above.
11-15
4.15 Define the adjoint of a matrix
4.16 Explain the inverse of a matrix.
4.17 State the linear transformations on the
rows and columns of a matrix.
4.18 Apply Crammers rule in solving
simultaneous linear equation. 4.19 Apply
Linear transformation in solving
simultaneous linear equations.

Assessment: The continuous assessment, tests and quizzes will be awarded 40% of the total score.
The end of the Semester Examination will make up for the remaining 60% of the total score

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Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry

General Objectives

On completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Understand the manipulation of Trigonometric Formulae and equations


2. Understand the concept of Mensuration and its application to Engineering problems.
3. Understand concept of Analytical Geometry and their applications.
4. Know the different forms of conics such as ellipse, Parabola and hyperbola.

COURSE: TRIGONOMETRY AND ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY COURSE CODE: MTH 122 CONTACT HOUR:
2HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 1.0: Understand the manipulation of trigonometric equations


Week
Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Convert sums and differences of trigonometric ratios to Illustrate with good Recommended
products: examples activities in textbooks, lecture
1.1 to 1.10 and ask notes, chalkboard,
the students to solve chalk, etc
problems on them.
Assess the student
1.2 Prove the sine and cosine formulae of triangles
1.3 Solve triangles using the sine and cosine formulae e.g.:- The
sides a,b,c, of a triangle are 4cm, 5cm, and 6cm respectively.
Find the angles.
1.4 Calculate angles of elevation and depression using
trigonometric ratios e.g.:- From the top of a tree 120m high an
1-3 observer sees a boat 560m away. Calculate the angle of
depression.
1.5 Compute bearings, heights and distances of inaccessible
objects and projections, e.g. - A man walks 3km due N, and the
3km N.52o W. How far is the of his starting point? What is his
bearing from his original position.
1.6 Derive half angle formulae fro sin, cos and tan.
1.7 Define inverse circular function.
1.8 Explain inverse circular functions graphically.
1.9 Solve problems involving 1.8 and e.g.:- Draw the graph of
1/(cos 2) Taking values from Qo to 90o inclusive.
1.10 Apply the concepts in 1.8 above to three dimensional
problems.

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COURSE: TRIGONOMETRY AND ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY COURSE CODE: MTH 122 CONTACT
HOUR: 2HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 2.0: Understand the concept of mensuration and its application to engineering
problems

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Explain circular measure


2.2 State the relation between radians and
degrees
2.3 Prove the formulae for arc length and area
of a sector.
2.4 Identify segment and chord of a circle.
2.5 Determine the area of a segment and the
chord of length of a given circle.
4-5
2.6 Calculate the surface areas and volumes of
simples shapes such as cylinder, sphere and
cone. E.g. A solid sphere has radius 8cm.
Calculate its volume.
2.7 Determine the areas and volumes of
irregular shapes applying Simpsons rule.
2.8 Apply mid-ordinate rule to determine the
areas and volumes applying mid-ordinate rule.

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COURSE: TRIGONOMETRY AND ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY COURSE CODE: MTH 122 CONTACT HOUR:
2HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 3.0: Understand the concept of analytical geometry and their applications

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Explain two dimensional coordinate systems: Cartesian Illustrate the activities Lecture notes,
and Polar-coordinate systems. in 3.1 to 3.20 with good recommended
3.2 Explain plotting and sketching of graphs w.r.t. the two examples and ask the textbooks,
coordinate systems. students to solve chalkboards,
3.3 Relate Cartesian coordinate to polar coordinates. problems on them. chalk, duster
3.4 Explain the slope of a line in relation to the above Assess the students etc.
concepts in 3.3. above. Illustrate the activities Recommended
3.5 Explain the intercept of a line. in 3.21 to 3.26 and ask textbook, lecture
3.6 Derive the formula for the gradient of line passing the students to solve notes,
through two points. problems on them chalkboard,
3.7 Derive the equation of a straight line given the gradient chalk etc.
and the co-ordinates of a point.
3.8 Reduce a given linear equation to the intercept form. x/a
+ y/b = 1
3.9 Determine the coordinates of the point of intersection of
two straight lines.
3.10 Define locus
6-9 3.11 Derive the slope-intercept form of the equation of a
straight line: y = mx+c
3.12 Derive the point - slope form of the equation of a
straight line: y - y 1 = m(x - x 1 )
3.13 Derive the double - point form of the equations of the
straight line: y - y 1 = y 2 - y 1 (x - x1) x 2 - x 1
3.14 Derive the perpendicular form of the equation of a
straight line
3.15 Solve examples of 3.11 to 3.14 above.
3.16 Find the angle (Q) between two lines whose slopes,
(m 1 , and m 2 ) are Known: Q = tan (m 2 - m 1 )/1 + m 1 m 2
3.17 Determine the conditions for two lines to be parallel
and to be perpendicular.
3.18 Derive the expression for the perpendicular distance
from a point to a line.
3.19 Draw a circle.
3.20 Derive the equation of a circle with center at the origin
and radius r.

99
COURSE: TRIGONOMETRY AND ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY COURSE CODE: MTH 122 CONTACT
HOUR: 2HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 3.0: Understand the concept of analytical geometry and their applications

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.21 Derive the equation of a circle with center


outside the origin.
3.22 State general equation of a circle.
3.23 Determine the coordinates of the center of
a circle from a given equation of a circle.
10-11
3.24 Draw orthogonal circles
3.25 Find the equations of the tangent and the
normal at a point circle
3.26 List illustrative examples of each of 3.20
to 3.25 above

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COURSE: TRIGONOMETRY AND ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY COURSE CODE: MTH 122 CONTACT HOUR:
2HRS/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 3.0: Understand the concept of analytical geometry and their applications

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Define the Parabola


4.2 Derive the standard equation of a Parabola y2 = 4ax
4.3 State the properties of the parabola
4.4 Define the focal chord, axis and lotus rectum of the
parabola
4.5 Determine the equation of the tangent and normal
from a given point to the parabola.
4.6 Solve problems on parabola e.g. Write down the
equation of the parabola and state its vertex if the focus
- is (2,0) and the directex x = - 2.
4.7 Define and ellipse
4.8 Derive the equation of an ellipse x2/G2 + y2/b2 = 1
4.9 State the properties of the ellipse
4.10 Determine the equation of the tangent and the
12-15 normal to an ellipse from a given point.
4.11 Define focal chord and axes of ellipse.
4.12 Solve problems on ellipses e.g. Find the length of
the axes and the eccentricity for the ellipse: 4x2 + 9y2 =
36
4.13 Define the Hyperbola
4.14 Derive the equation of the Hyperbola
4.15 Identify the properties of the Hyperbola.
4.16 Define asymptotes, chord, tangent and normal to
a hyperbola.
4.17 Solve problems on hyperbola e.g. Find the foci
and directrices for hyperbola: x2/16 - y2/9 = 1
4.18 Explain rectangular hyperbola
4.19 Determine tangent and normal to the rectangular
hyperbola.

Assessment: The continuous assessment, tests and quizzes will be awarded 40% of the total score.
The end of the Semester Examination will make up for the remaining 60% of the total score

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Mechanical courses

Mechanical Engineering Science I (Statics)

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Course: MECHANICAL
ENGINEERING SCIENCE Course Code: MEC 111 Contact Hours: 4HRS/WK
(STATICS)

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 1.0: Know the Basic Principles of Statics


Week Specific Learning Out Teachers Activities Resources
come

1.1 Define a Scalar Ask the students to Recommended textbook,


quantity i. State what they understand Chalkboard, duster,
1.2 Define vector quantity by static Chalk, Lecture notes, etc.
1.3 Distinguish between ii. The two forms of quantities
1.1 and 1.2 iii. Differentiate between the
1.4 Give examples in 1.1 two forms of quantities
1-2
and 1.2 iv. Give examples of (b).
1.5 Explain the concept of Ask the students
particles and rigid body (i) to state their understanding
of a particle
(ii) explain what they
understand by rigid body

General Objective 2.0: Understand the concept and effect of forces and their moments.

Week Specific Learning Teachers Activities Resources


Outcome:

2.1 Define force Ask the students


2.2 Describe the i. to explain their
3-4 conditions for the understanding of force
equilibrium of co-planar ii. state a definition of force
forces

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Course: MECHANICAL
ENGINEERING SCIENCE Course Code: MEC 111 Contact Hours: 4HRS/WK
(STATICS)

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 2.0: Understand the concept and effect of forces and their moments.

Week Specific Learning Teachers Activities Resources


Outcome:

2.3 State the principles of Ask the Student


parallelogram of force a. to explain what they
understand by equilibrium
b. determine the condition for
5 equilibrium of co-planar forces
c. to explain what is meant by
parallelogram of forces and to
state the principles of
parallelogram of forces

2.3 Explain how to Ask the students to construct parallelogram Recommended


construct parallelogram of of forces textbook, Chalkboard,
force Ask the student a. What the resultant of duster, Chalk,
2.4 Calculate the resultant a system of forces Lecture notes, etc
of a system of two forces b. Calculate the resultant of a
2.5 State the principle of system of two forces Ask the
triangle of force students a. to explain what is
2.6 Resolve forces into meant by a triangle of forces
components b. state the principles of
2.7 Resolve a force into triangle of forces.
6-9 force and couple c. Ask the student resolve
2.8 Define moment of a forces into components
force d. Resolve a force into force
2.9 State the principles of and angle
moments Ask the students to state their understanding
2.10 Solve problems of
related to 2.1 to 2.12 (i) moment
above (ii) principles of moments
Ask the students to carry out Calculations on
the 2.1 to 2.12
Ask the students to state Lamis Theorem

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Course: MECHANICAL
ENGINEERING SCIENCE Course Code: MEC 111 Contact Hours: 4HRS/WK
(STATICS)

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective: 3.0 Understand the effect of friction and the law governing it

Week Specific Learning Teachers Activities Resources


Outcome:

3.1 Define friction Ask the students to Recommended textbook,


3.2 State advantages and a) State their understanding of Chalkboard, duster,
disadvantages of friction friction Chalk, Lecture notes, etc
3.3 Define coefficient of b) State a definition
friction Ask the student to mention
3.4 Define limiting angle a) Advantage of friction
10-12
of friction b) Disadvantages of friction
3.5 Define angle of Ask students to state what is
Repose limiting friction
3.6 Solve problems Ask the students to define angle of Repose
related to 3.1 to 3.5 Ask the students to solve problems on 3.1 to
3.5

General Objective 4.0: Know the forces in simple frames and structures

Week Specific Learning Teachers Activities Resources


Outcome:

4.1 Explain forces in the Ask the students to


members (including (a) Explain the forces in the
Trusses) using free Body member
13-15
Diagram
4.2 State the general
conditions for equilibrium

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PROGRAMME: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE (STATICS)

COURSE SPECIFICATION PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective: 1.0 Understand and demonstrate the concept and effect of forces and Their
movements.
Week
Specific Learning Out
Teachers Activities Resources
come

1.1 Construct Ask the students to construct Drawing materials/instruments.


parallelogram of force parallelogram of forces find the resultant
1.2 Draw triangle of and Assess the students
forces Ask the students to: (a) draw triangle of
1.3 Draw polygon of forces (b) draw polygon of forces and find
forces the resultant in each. Assess the students.
1-4
1.4 Verify Lamis Ask the students to perform experiment
theorem using a force to illustrate and verify Lamis theorem,
board using a force board. Assess the students
1.5 Verify the
parallelogram law of
forces

General Objective 2.0: Understand the effect of friction

Week Specific Learning Teachers Activities Resources


Outcome:

2.1 Determine the co- Ask the students to perform an Specimens of mosses, inclined
efficient of friction by experiment to determine the coefficient of plain set-up. Protractor, etc.
5-7
means of an inclined friction by means of an inclined plane
plane.

General Objective 3.0: Know the forces in simple frames and structures

Week Specific Learning Teachers Activities Resources


Outcome:

3.1 Apply Boyles Ask the students to (a) perform


notation for graphical experiment to illustrate Boyles notation for
analysis of simple frame graphical analysis of simple plane, and (b)
structures. determine the nature of forces acting on
8-10
3.3 Determine the nature each members of simple frame. Assess
of the forces acting on the students.
each member of simple
frame.

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PROGRAMME: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE (STATICS)

COURSE SPECIFICATION PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 4.0: Know centroid of plane areas

Week Specific Learning Teachers Activities Resources


Outcome:

4 Locate the centre of Ask the students to perform experiment Drawing instruments, graphic
gravity of plane areas. to: n Locate centre of gravity of plane sheets etc.
5 Determine graphically areas and
11-12
the centre of gravity of Graphically determine the centre of
plane areas and solid gravity of plane areas and solid bodies.
bodies

General Objective: 5.0 Know centroid of Plane areas.

Week Specific Learning Teachers Activities Resources


Outcome:

5.1 Locate the centre of Ask students to define centre of gravity Recommended textbooks
gravity of plane areas and locate it for planes and solid bodies Diagrams.
5.2 Define graphically
and analytically plane
13-14
area.
5.3 Define graphically
and analytically centre of
gravity of solid bodies

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Basic Workshop Technology & Practice

MEC 113 BASIC WORKSHOP TECHNOLOGY AND PRACTICE YI/1ST SEMESTER 1/0/2 Hrs/Wk

OUTCOMES:

On completion of this module, the student should be able to:

1. Know safety precautions.


2. Use and maintain various bench tools.
3. Use simple measuring and testing requirements.
4. Know drilling and reaming operation.
5. Know various metal joining operation.
6. Cut and joint metal by gas welding.
7. Know various metal arc welding operations.
8. Know the various wood working tools and operations.
9. Know simple operations on plastics.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT HOURS: 1
COURSE: Basic Workshop Technology & Practice CODE: MEC 113
HOUR PER WEEK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 1.0: Know safety precautions


Week
Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 State safety precautions Ask students to observe Chalkboard,


1.2 Explain protective wears safely precaution in the textbooks, micrometer
1.3 List all safety rules and regulation. workshop screw gauge, vernier
Discuss some unsafe acts in calliper, steel rule, drill
the workshop. bits.
Ask students to list out
protective wears in the
workshop.
Discuss the types.
Discuss and list out safety
rules in the workshop
1-4
Discuss and differentiate
between measuring and
testing.
Explain the principle and
construction of micrometer
screw gauge and vernier
calipers.
Perform simple measuring
exercises using steel rule,
vernier calipers and
micrometers

General Objective 2.0: Know drilling operations

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Discuss the nomenclature of a twist drill Ask student to grind drill bits -do-
2.2 Discuss the formulae for calculation of accurately
speed of various sizes of drills Ask students to select correct
5-7 n = [v x 1000]/[l x d] drilling speed
Where n = no. of rev/min
d = dia of drill in min
v = cutting speed

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT HOURS: 1
COURSE: Basic Workshop Technology & Practice CODE: MEC 113
HOUR PER WEEK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 3.0: Know various metal joining operations

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 State the correct tapping drill size Calculate the tapping drill size
3.2 Explain how to correct taps for v-threads.
3.3 Fabricate metal container by knock-up Discuss and indicate how
joining thread are characterised
3.4 Explain out soft soldering a. Pitch
b. No. of starts
c. Profile of
thread
d. Direction of
thread
Discuss in detail
8-9
Discuss the
various metal
joining
methods
Distinguish
between
soldering and
brazing
Discuss the
importance of
using flux.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT HOURS: 1
COURSE: Basic Workshop Technology & Practice CODE: MEC 113
HOUR PER WEEK

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 4.0: Know the various wood working tools and operations

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Know and state the applications of the List and state the applications _ Try Square
following: of this tools _ Divider
17. Geometric/marking out Discuss with the student in _ gauges
tools e.g. try square, dividers more details the use of this _ Jack planes
and gauges tools _ Smooths
18. Planning tools e.g. Jack, Ask students to identify the _ Try plane
smooth, try planes, spoke tools in 4.1 and describe them. _ Panel saws
shaves, etc. _ Ask students _ Chisels
Cutting tools e.g. saws chisels, knives, boring to explain the _ Knives
tools a. Impelling tools e.g. hammer and use and _ Boring tools
mallets operation of _ Hammers
19. Pneumatic tools the tool in 4.1 _ Mallets
4.2 Describe portable electric hand tools in _ Ask students _ Portable saw
wood work, e.g. portable saw, portable planer, to use the tools Portable planer
10-15 portable drill, portable sander and jig saw. in 4.4 for the Portable drill
4.3 Explain the operations of the tools in 4.1 operations on Portable sander
4.4. Carry out various woodwork operations an exercise or Jig saw
using the tools in 4.1 training model.
4.5 List basic wood working machines such as Ask student to identify the
1. Surface planning and machines in 4.5
thickening machine i. Circular State the safety precaution on
sawing machine the machines in 4.5
2. Morticing machine ii. Drilling
machine
3. Single ended tenning
machine
4. Band sawing machines and
safety precaution in their
operations

ASSESSMENT:- The practical class will be awarded 40% of the total score. The continuous
assessment, tests and quizzes will be 10% of the total score, while the remaining 50% will be for the end
of the Semester Examination score.

110
COURSE: BASIC WORKSHOP CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE CODE: MEC 112
TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE 2HRS Per /WK

Theoretical Content: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 1.0: Know safety precautions.


Week
Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Observe safety precautions Let students know that when accident CO2 fire extinguisher
1.2 Operate safety equipment e.g. happens on the workshop, they are Water hose
fire extinguishers, safety water caused Sand buckets
hose etc. a. Discuss some unsafe
1.3 Use of protective wears acts and condition in the
1.4 Observe all safety rules and workshop
regulations Let students know why the workshop is
arranged as it is vis-a-vis
a. gangway
b. exit doors
c. machine layout
d. illumination/ventilation
1-2 Ask students to differentiate between
a. type of fires and
medium to extinguish
them operate fire
extinguishers.
List types of protective wears suitable for
the mechanical workshop
a. Overall
b. Safety boots
c. Eye glasses (safety)
d. Hand gloves etc.
Ask students to state safety rules
applicable to mechanical workshop

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COURSE: BASIC WORKSHOP CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE CODE: MEC 112
TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE 2HRS Per /WK

Theoretical Content: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 1.0: Know safety precautions.


Week
Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Use marking-out tools on the Ask students to differentiate between Work bench
bench correctly a. Hand tools and Bench vice
2.2 Produce simple objects using machine tools Hammers
bench/hand tools such as files, b. Bench tools and Set of drills
chisels, scrapers, saws etc. machine cutting tools Steel rule
2.3 Maintain files, dividers, saws, Ask students to list out marking out tools Scribers
gauges try squares, bevel edge used on the bench typical workshop Scribing blocks
square etc. practical exercises. Inside and outside
a. Ask students to identify caliper
this bench cutting tools Surface place
b. Ask students to write Dividers
3 process sheet or Centre punches,
operation layout for the hammers
component to be Files, Chisels,
produced. Scrapers
Explain the use of this tools and their Hook saw, Bench
care drilling machine &
Explain the effect of not using this tools access
properly and keeping them in good Sets of drills
working condition Bevel edge sq.
File card or wine
brush
Chamous cloth

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COURSE: BASIC WORKSHOP CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE CODE: MEC 112
TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE 2HRS Per /WK

Theoretical Content: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 3.0: Use simple measuring and testing equipment

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Perform simple measuring Ask students to differentiate the differing Micrometers-
exercises using steel rules, vernier between measuring and testing in the external & internal
calipers and micrometers. workshop. Vernier calipers
3.2 Use dial indicators to (i) set up Ask students to use Steel rule
job jobs on the lathe (ii) roundness a. measuring instruments Test mandrel/test bar
testing etc. b. testing instruments 070 x 300 mm long
3.3 Carry out exercises involving Explain dial indicator with
flatness squareness, straightness a. the principle and stand
and surface finish test. construction of a
micrometer screw gauge
b. the least count of
micrometer
c. principle and
construction of a vernier
caliper and the least
4-5
count.
d. The types of
micrometers
e. The types of vernier
calipers
f. Accuracy of a steel rule
Explain to the students the principle and
construction of a dial indicator, their types
and their accuracy
Show students the following:
a. Types of surface finish
achievable in the
workshop
b. Differentiate between
flatness, and straightness.

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COURSE: BASIC WORKSHOP CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE CODE: MEC 112
TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE 2HRS Per /WK

Theoretical Content: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 3.0: Use simple measuring and testing equipment

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.4 Perform taper measurement on Discuss different between the use of spirit level
jobs using vernier protractor and Vernier protractor and sine bar and their surface roughness
sine bars. limitations. tester
3.5 Inspect jobs using simple Ask students to state types of (portable type)
comparators comparators and use them to inspect jobs. SURF TEST 4
90 angle gauge
straight edge
vernier protractor
sine bar
set of standard slip
gauges
marking out table
bench comparator
0-100 mm
S-d Test mandrels

General Objective 4.0: Know drilling operations

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Operate different types of Differentiate between Radial drilling


drilling machine a. drilling and boring machine
4.2 Carry out drilling operations operations Bench drilling
such as counter-boring and b. radial drilling and machine
counter-sinking sensitive drilling machine Pillar drilling machine
4.3 Grind drill bits accurately Ask students other types of drilling Column type drilling
5
4.4 Select correct drilling speeds machine machine
a. Pillar
b. Column
c. Multi spindle etc
Ask students to differentiate between
Counter boring and counter sinking

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COURSE: BASIC WORKSHOP CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE CODE: MEC 112
TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE 2HRS Per /WK

Theoretical Content: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 4.0: Know drilling operations

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

Ask students to indicate the Counter boring drills


nomenclature of a twist drill. Counter sinking drills
a. clearance angle Centre drills.
b. ruke angle Pedestal grinding
c. point angle etc. machine attached
6 Ask students to calculate the speeds of with a twist drill
various sizes of drills using appropriate grinding attachment.
formulae n = v x 1000/[ p x d]
v = cutting speed
d = dia of drill in (mm)
n = no. of rcvs/min.

General Objective 5.0: Know reaming operations

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Carry out reaming operations Ask students to do reaming operation on Hand reamers
i. on the bench a practical workshop exercise as figure 2 Machine reamers
ii. on drilling/lathe Ask students to drill a ream small; and Tap wrench
5.2 Select correct speeds for large holes using correct speeds and feed Jacobs chuck and
reaming small and large holes. and appropriate lubricants. key
7 Medium size Lathe
Reduction sleeves
Radial drilling
machine
Pillar drilling machine
Reamers (machine)

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COURSE: BASIC WORKSHOP CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE CODE: MEC 112
TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE 2HRS Per /WK

Theoretical Content: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 6.0: Know tapping operations

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 Select correct tapping drill size Ask students - the purpose of tapping _ Taps and wrenches
6.2 Select correct taps operation _ Drill chuck and key
6.3 Carry out tapping operation (i) Calculate tapping drill size using _ Lathe machine -
on the work bench (ii) on drilling appropriate formulae medium size
machine (iii) on lathe Ask students to indicate how taps are _ Bench drilling
characterized machine
a. pitch of the thread _ Pillar drilling
b. number of starts machine
8 c. profile of the thread _ Cutting fluid or
d. direction of the thread lubricants
show students the correct method of
holding taps
a. at the bench
b. on the drilling machine
c. on the lathe
Ask students to top some of holes
already drilled

General Objective: 7.0: Know various metal joining operations.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

7.1 Fabricate metal container by Ask students the various metal joining OXY-acetylene gas
Knock-up joining operations welding set
7.2 Join metals by the grooving Ask students to fabricate metal container Manual rolling
technique by Knock-up joining machine
7.3 Carry out soft soldering Join metals by grooving technique. Guillotine shear
9
Assorted cutting
snips
Bending
machine/press
brake.

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COURSE: BASIC WORKSHOP CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE CODE: MEC 112
TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE 2HRS Per /WK

Theoretical Content: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 8.0: Cut and join metals by gas welding

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

8.1 Assemble OXY-acetylene Ask students to distinguish between soft Blow lamps
welding plant soldering and brazing Soldering iron
8.2 Select various welding Ask students to carryout soft soldering Soldering flux
regulators, clips, blow pipe and exercise using appropriate soldering flux Safety welding
nozzles. and assess goggles
8.3 Perform gas welding by various Ask students to list out all the component Oxygen gas cylinder
welding techniques Gut by flame parts of an OXY-acetylene welding plant Acetylene gas
cutting technique and identify them. cylinder
Ask students to assemble them Regulators, clips,
10 Ask students to identify this components nozzles
and select appropriately for welding Hoses, flash gas
exercise and assess lighter
Ask students the various welding Welding nozzles
techniques Gas welding set
Ask students to perform gas welding Chipping hammer
using the various techniques Wire brush
Ask students to adjust the flame Flame cutting blow
appropriately for cutting pipe (nozzle)
Gas welding set

General Objective 9.0: Know various metal arc welding operations

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

9.1 Regulate current and determine Ask students to determine polarity for Electric arc welding
polarity for metal arc welding metal arc welding and regulate current. Machine
9.2 Determine polarity and select Ask students to distinguish between Face shield
current down welding and up welding operation Welding table
9.3 Perform various arc-welding Perform down and up welding operation Welding chipping
joints by down and up and hand Ask students to prepare appropriate hammer
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operation. metal edges for various metal thickness Wire brush
9.4 Select and prepare metal Hand gloves
edges for various thickness and Leather aprons
technique welding Hand grinder
Pedestal grinding
machine

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COURSE: BASIC WORKSHOP CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE CODE: MEC 112
TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE 2HRS Per /WK

Theoretical Content: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 10.0: Employ various techniques for controlling distortion in welding operations

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

10.1 Apply correctly the stop back Ask students to distinguish between stop Electric arc welding
and skip method of controlling back and skip method of controlling Machine
distortion distortion in welding. OXY-acetylene
10.2 Apply pre and post heating Apply these methods in welding exercise welding plant
technique and compare the results.
Ask students to distinguish between pre
13 and post heating techniques in controlling
distortion in welding operation
Ask students to state what materials
require pre and post heating when
welding.
Ask students to apply this technique in
welding exercises.

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COURSE: BASIC WORKSHOP CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE CODE: MEC 112
TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE 2HRS Per /WK

Theoretical Content: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 11.0: Know the various wood working tools and operations

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

11.1 Carry out the applications Ask students to list and state the Try square
using the following applications of this tools (a) - (e) Dividers, Gauges
1. Ask students to mark out and prepare Jack plane, Smooth
Geometric/marking wood to using tools in 11.1 on a practical plane
out tools e.g. try exercise Try plane, Panel
square, dividers Ask students to maintain tools in 11.1 saws
and gauges. using appropriate materials and tools. Chisels, Knives
2. Planing tools Ask students to use the tools in 11.4 for Boring tools
e.g. jack, smooth, the operations on an exercise or training Hammers, Mallets
try planes, spoke model Oil stone,
shaves etc. Bench/table grinder,
3. Cutting tools, Oil can
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e.g. saws, chisels, Portable saw
knives, boring Portable planner
tools. Portable drill
4. Impelling tools Portable sander
e.g. hammers and Jig saw
mallets.
5. Pneumatic tools.
11.2 Mark out and prepare wood to
give using the tools in 11.1
11.3 Maintain all tools in 11.1
11.4 Carry out various wood work
operations using the tools in 11.4

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COURSE: BASIC WORKSHOP CONTACT HOURS:
COURSE CODE: MEC 112
TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE 2HRS Per /WK

Theoretical Content: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 12.0: Know simple operations on plastics

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

12.1 Identify various types of Ask students to distinguish between Set of drill
plastic groups such as thermo- thermo-setting and thermo-plastic. Wood turning lathe
setting and thermo-plastic Ask students the characteristics of each HSS cutting tools
12.2 Use conventional metal type. Evostic glue
cutting tools to perform operations Ask students to use conventional metal
15
on each type in 12.1 cutting tools for operation on thermo-
12.3 Carry out joining operations setting and thermo-setting plastic. What is
using plastics in 12.1 the result of each operation?
12.4 Review previous activities and Ask students to join the thermo-setting
assess students. and thermo-plastic.

ASSESSMENT: The practical class will be awarded 40% of the total score. The continuous
assessments, tests and quizzes will be 10% of the total score, while the remaining 50% will be for the
end of Semester Examination score.

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Thermodynamics I

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours:
Course: Thermodynamics I Course Code: MEC 122
2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 1.0: Understand and apply the basic principles of thermodynamics.
Week
Specific Learning Out come: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Define Thermodynamics. Ask students to explain Recommended


1.2 List the different thermodynamic thermodynamic media and working textbooks, Chalkboard,
processes and their characteristics fluids. Chalk duster, lecture
1.3 Identify the internal energy of Ask students to define internal energy notes, etc.
gases of gasses
1.4 Compare the two heats Ask students to explain the differences
1
1.5 Find the ratio of 1.4 above in between the two heats.
the form of R= CP/CV Ask students to define Boyle's Law
1.6 State Boyle's and Charle's Law and Charles' Law.
for gases Ask Students to Solve problems
involving change of pressure, volume
and temperature for ideal gases.

1.7 Derive the characteristic Ask students to plot a graph


equation of ideal gases i.e. PV = combining Boyle's and Charles' Laws
MRT and derive the characteristic equation.
1.8 State the Zeroth Law of Ask students to solve problems
Thermodynamics involving change of pressure, volume
2 1.9 Define thermometric and temperature for ideal gases.
substances Ask students to explain Zeroth Law of
thermodynamics
Ask students to define thermometric
substances.
Assess the students

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours:
Course: Thermodynamics I Course Code: MEC 122
2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 1.0: Understand and apply the basic principles of thermodynamics.
Week
Specific Learning Out come: Teachers Activities Resources

1.10 Solve problems related to 1.8 Ask students to solve problems related -do-
and 1.9 to 1.9 and 1.10
1.11 Solve simple problems on Ask students to solve problems on
determination of temperature when determination of temperature when the
the thermometric property values at thermometric property values at certain
certain fixed points are given and a fixed points are given and a scale of
scale of temperature is prescribed temperature is prescribed. Ask students
1.12 State the First Law of to solve problems related to 1.5, 1.12 to
Thermodynamics 1.14
3
1.13 State the relationship between
heat transfer Q Work Transfer W
and related changes in the
properties of the working substance
or system
1.14 Derive the energy equation i.e.
Heat Supplied = work done +
change in internal energy for non
flow processes

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours:
Course: Thermodynamics I Course Code: MEC 122
2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 2.0: Understand Thermodynamic processes

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Explain the constant volume Ask student to explain constant Recommended
process volume process textbooks, Chalkboard,
2.2 Show that the work done is Ask students to show that work done Chalk, Duster, Lecture
equal to zero for non flow is equal to zero. notes, etc.
processes Ask students to explain constant
2.3 Explain constant pressure pressure process
process. Ask the students to show that the work
2.4 Show that the work done = done = change in internal energy and
change in internal energy and heat heat added.
4-5 added Ask students to explain constant
2.5 Explain constant temperature temperature process and determine the
process and determine the work work done
done Ask students to explain adiabatic
2.6 Explain adiabatic process process
2.7 Show that work done = change Ask students to show that work done
in internal energy is equal to change in internal energy
2.8 Explain polytropic process Ask student to solve problems related
to 2.1. - 2.8.
Assess the students

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours:
Course: Thermodynamics I Course Code: MEC 122
2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 3.0: Know the basic properties of different quality of steams

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Define gas and vapour Ask student to define gas and vapour Recommended
3.2 Describe the generation of Ask students to describe the textbooks, Chalkboard,
steam at constant pressure generation of steam at constant Chalk, Duster, Lecture
3.3 Draw the temperature enthalpy pressure notes, etc.
diagram to illustrate the properties Ask students to illustrate the Boiler Steam
of steam properties of steam using temperature Calorimeter
3.4 Explain heat, latent heat and enthalpy diagram.
degree of superheat Ask students to explain sensible heat
3.5 Describe between dry saturated latent heat and degree of super heat
and wet saturated steam Ask students to differentiate between
3.6 Describe dryness fraction dry saturated and wet saturated steam
3.7 Describe the properties of Ask students to determine dryness
6-7
steam using steam tables fraction
3.8 Define Daltons law of partial Ask students to determine the
pressures properties of steam using steam tables
3.9 Describe the steam calorimeter Ask students to solve basic problems
related to steam of different qualities
Ask students to define Daltons Law of
partial pressures
Ask students to solve problems related
to Daltons law of partial pressures.
Ask students to carry out experiments
relating to dryness fraction of steam.
Assess the students

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours:
Course: Thermodynamics I Course Code: MEC 122
2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 4.0: Know different types of fuels and their composition

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 List typical solid, liquid and Ask student to list typical solid, liquid Recommended
gaseous fuels and their sources and gaseous fuels and their sources textbooks, Chalkboard,
4.2 State the chemical composition ask students to state the chemical Chalk, Duster, Lecture
of fuels composition of fuels notes, etc.
4.3 Define complete, incomplete ask students to define complete,
and stoichiometric combustion incomplete and stoichiometric
8 4.4 Evaluate the theoretical quantity combustion
of air required in 4.3 ask students to define air/fuel ratio,
4.5 Define air fuel ratio, rich mixture rich mixture, lean mixture and mixture
jean mixture and mixture strength strength.
4.6 Define gross (higher) and net Ask students to define higher and
(lower) calorific values lower calorific values.
Assess the students

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours:
Course: Thermodynamics I Course Code: MEC 122
2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 5.0: Understand Heat transfer

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Define heat transfer across the Ask students to define heat transfer Recommended
boundaries of a system. across the boundaries of a system textbooks, Chalkboard,
5.2 Describe the 3 methods of heat Ask students to state Fouriers law of Chalk, Duster, Lecture
transfer as conduction, convection conduction notes, etc.
and radiation Ask students to state Newtons law of
5.3 Differentiate between thermal cooling
conductors and insulators Ask students to list some common
5.4 State Fouriers Law of conductors and Insulators.
conduction in one dimension Ask students to describe heat
5.5 State Newtons Law of cooling exchanger and their practical
9-10 5.6 Describe heat exchangers and application
their practical application Ask students to explain natural and
5.7 Explain natural and forced forced convection
convection Ask students to explain black body
5.8 Explain black body radiation radiation and grey body radiation
and grey body radiation Ask students to define the Stefan
5.9 Define the Stefan - Boltzman Boltzman Law for the emissive power of
law for the emissive power of a a black body
black body Ask students to perform experiment on
conduction of heat in a bar.
Assess the students

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours:
Course: Thermodynamics I Course Code: MEC 122
2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 6.0: Understand the principle and the use of air conditioners and refrigerators

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 List the common types of Ask students to list the common types Recommended
refrigeration systems of refrigeration systems textbooks, Chalkboard,
6.2 Describe refrigerators as Ask students to explain refrigerator as Chalk, Duster, Lecture
reversed heat Pumps reversed heat Pumps notes, etc.
6.3 List the refrigerants used in Ask students to list various refrigerants
refrigeration systems used in refrigeration system
6.4 List hydrocarbon refrigerants Ask students to list hydrocarbon
6.5 Explain the advantages of refrigerants
hydrocarbon refrigerants Ask students to explain the
6.6 Explain how a refrigerator advantages of hydrocarbon refrigerants
11-14 works Ask students to explain how a
6.7 Define air conditioning refrigerator works, ask students to
6.8. State the roles of air define air conditioning
conditioning in modern life Ask students to state the roles of air
6.9 Illustrate dry bulb and wet bulb conditioning in modern life.
thermometer Ask students to illustrate dry bulb and
6.10 Define the terms humidity, wet bulb thermometer
relative humidity and ideal Ask students to define humidity
psychometric relative
6.11 Explain how an air conditioner
works.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT HOURS
COURSE: THERMODYNAMICS I COURSE CODE: MEC 122
2HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 1.0: Know the basic principle of thermodynamics


Week
Special Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.0 Determine experimentally, temperature Illustrate and ask the students to A well laid-out
when the thermometric property value at perform the experiment. apparatus, Graphic
1-2
certain fixed points are given and a scale books, Practical
of temperature is prescribed. guide, etc.

2.0 Determine experimentally specific heat Illustrate and ask the students to
capacities for solids, liquids and gass. perform the experiment to
2-4
determine heat capacities for
solids, liquids and gases

3.0 Determine the quality of wet steam Illustrate and ask the students to Steam calorimeter
using the steam calorimeter perform experiment to determine
5-7
the quality of wet steam using the
steam calorimeters

4.0 Determine the calorific values of fuels Illustrate ask the students to Bomb calorimeter
using dulongs formula. perform experiment to determine
8-10
the calorific values of fuels using
dulogs formula

5.0 Carry out a method for the Orsat gas analyser.


11-15 determination of the composition of an
exhaust gas

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Machine Tools Technology & Practice

MEC 123 MACHINE TOOLS TECHNOLOGY AND PRACTICE YI/2ND SEM 1/0/2 Hrs/Wk

OUTCOMES:

On completion of this module, the students should be able to:

1. Understand cutting action in machining operation.


2. Understand the importance of cutting fluid in machining operation.
3. Know various types of lathes, their functions and operations.
4. Understand the features, functions and uses of shaping machines.
5. Understand the features, functions and uses of milling machines.
6. Know the features, functions and uses of grinding machines.
7. Understand and apply sheet metal work techniques.

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

COURSE: MACHINE TOOLS TECHNOLOGY & Contact Hours: 6


Course Code: MEC 123
PRACTICE Hrs Per/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Contents

General Objective 1.0: Understand cutting action in machining Operation


Week
Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Explain the theory of metal cutting Ask students to explain the Chalk board,
1.2 Define forces acting at a tool point theory of metal cutting Chalk,
1.3 Sketch a diagram of forces acting at tool point Ask students to list forces text book,
1.4 Relate the tool angles to cutting efficiency acting at and tool point charts, etc.
1.5 List the types of chip for motion Ask students to draw a
1.6 Sketch diagram for 1.4 diagram of forces acting at
1 1.7 List factors affecting 1.5 tool point
Ask students to name the
types of chips that may be
formed
Ask students to list factors
affecting the types of chips
that may be formed in cutting

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

COURSE: MACHINE TOOLS TECHNOLOGY & Contact Hours: 6


Course Code: MEC 123
PRACTICE Hrs Per/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Contents

General Objective 2.0: Understand the importance of cutting fluids in machining operation

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Explain how heat is generated during cutting Ask students to explain the
2.2 List common types of cutting fluid function of cutting fluids in
2
2.3 State functions of cutting fluid machining operation.
2.4 Outline the characteristics of cutting fluid

General Objective 3.0: Appreciate the importance of cutting tool materials

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Out line the properties of cutting tools materials Ask students to list
3.2 List common types of cutting tools. properties of cutting tools.
3.3 Outline constituents in 3.2 Ask students to list types of
3-4
cutting tools and state the
materials from which they
are made.

General Objective 4.0: Know various types of lathes and their functions

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Describe main types of lathes (such as Ask students to sketch any Chalk board,
capstan, turret, centre and bench lathes) and their type of lathe. chalk
accessories Explain activities 4.1 to 4.4 note book,
4.2 Describe the different operations that could be and assess the students text books,
carried out on the lathe Explain activities 4.1 to 4.4 chalk.
5-6
4.3 List the safety precautions necessary while and assesses the students
working on the lathe machine
4.4 List the various methods of carrying out
various operations e.g. taper turning, set screw
cutting.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

COURSE: MACHINE TOOLS TECHNOLOGY & Contact Hours: 6


Course Code: MEC 123
PRACTICE Hrs Per/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Contents

General Objective 5.0: Know various machining operations on the centre lathe

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Describe the following using centre lathe Explain the processes in 5.1, Chalk board,
a. facing operation make notes and assesses chalk
b. Cylindrical turning the student note book,
c. Step turning text books,
d. taper turning chalk
7-8 e. drilling
f. borning
g. parting
h. knurling
i. reaming
j. thread cutting

General Objectives 6.0: Understand the features, functions and uses of shaping machines.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 Describe the main features of shaping Ask students to list the - do -
machines features of shaping
6.2 Describe how to adjust the length and position machines.
of the stroke of the shaping machine. Ask students to carry out
6.3 Explain how to set ht e clapper box of a given the adjustment of length and
operation. position of the stroke of a
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6.4 List the advantages of a swan-necked tool on a shaping machine
shaping machine Explain activities 6.1 to 6.6,
6.5 List the advantages of a swan-necked tool on a make noted and assesses
shaping machine. the students.
6.6 Describe the methods of how to set up work-
pieces on the shaping machine

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

COURSE: MACHINE TOOLS TECHNOLOGY & Contact Hours: 6


Course Code: MEC 123
PRACTICE Hrs Per/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Contents

General Objective 7.0: Understand the feature, function and uses of milling machines.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

7.1 Describe the main features of milling machines Explain the activities in 7.1 to - do -
7.2 Describe how to mount cutters on the milling 7.6, make notes and
machine assesses the students
7.3 Describe the various work piece and cutter
holding devices and attachments used on the
milling machine
7.4 List and state the use of different types of
10
milling cutters, e.g. arbor cutters - plain cutters,
shank cutters - and mills, T-slot side and mill
cutters etc.
7.5 Describe the features and working principle of
the dividing head.
7.6 Explain various methods of indexing e.g.
direct, simple, differential, angular indexing.

General Objective 8.0: Understand milling operations

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

8.1 Define feed and cutting speed as applied to Ask students to explain -do-
milling and state factors which influence cutting feed and cutting speed.
speed determination for milling work, e.g. material Ask students to explain
to be cut, use of coolant, type of finish etc. relationship between feed
8.2 Determine cutting speeds and feeds for a and cutting speed.
given milling work. Explain activities in 8.1 to
11
8.3 Out line the safety and operational precautions 8.6, make notes and
to be observed when milling assesses the students.
8.4 Describe up and down milling
8.5 Describe straddle and gang milling
8.6 Describe the various features of the tool and
cutter grinder

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

COURSE: MACHINE TOOLS TECHNOLOGY & Contact Hours: 6


Course Code: MEC 123
PRACTICE Hrs Per/WK

Course Specification: Theoretical Contents

General Objective 9.0: Understand the features and functions of grinding machines

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

9.1 Describe different types of grinding machines. Ask students to name and _ Grinding
9.2 Identify the main features of grinding machines identify in the workshop, machines Assorted
in 10.1 different types of grinding grinding wheels.
9.3 Describe the structure of grinding wheels. machines
12
9.4 Identify wheels for grinding different types of Ask students to select
materials. appropriate grinding wheels
for different types of grinding
machines.

General Objective 10.0: Know the uses of grinding machines.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

10.1 Explain the surface grinding operation


10.2 Explain taper grinding operation
13 10.3 Explain tool and cutter grinding
10.4 Explain centreless grinding
10.5 Describe gauge grinding

General Objective 11.0 Understand testing, mounting, balancing, alignment and trueing of grinding
wheels.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

11.1 Explain wheel testing and mounting Ask students to explain


11.2 Explain wheel balancing and alignment wheel testing and mounting.
11.3 Describe wheel dressing and trueing Ask students to explain
wheel balancing and
14-15
alignment as well as wheel
dressing and trueing.
Explain and make notes for
students

ASSESSMENT: The practical class will be awarded 40% of the total score. The continuous
assessment, tests and quizzes will be 10% of the total score, while the remaining 50% will be for the
end of the Semester Examination score.

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COURSE: MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY CONTACT HOURS


COURSE CODE: MEC 123
AND PRACTICE 4HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 1.0: Understand Cutting fluids tools for machining operation.
Week
Special Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Identify cutting fluids using for Illustrate and ask the students to cut Practical manual,
machining different materials metal bars with and without cutting power saw, cutting
1.2 Select cutting tools for various fluid to show the effect of the fluid fluids, mild steel,
machine operations Illustrate and ask the students to bars.
1
select cutting tools for some
machining operations e.g turning or
shaping.
Assess the students

General Objective 2.0: Identify lather and perform machining operation on the Centre lather

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Identify types of lather machine Illustrate and ask the students to Mild steel bars, lather
and its attachment for various identify the main lather types, and turn machine, assorted
operations tapers on mild steel bars using cutting tools and
2
attachments and taking safety fluids.
precautions during machining
operations

General Objective 3.0: Demonstrate the skills in machining operations on the centre.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Perform the following using centre Illustrate and ask the students to -do-
lather: perform all the activities in 3.1 and 3.2
a. Facing
b. Cylindrical turning
c. Step turning
d. Tapper turning
3 e. Drilling
f. Boring
g. Parting
h. Knurling
i. Reaming
3.2 Carry out thread cutting operations
on the lather

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COURSE: MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY CONTACT HOURS


COURSE CODE: MEC 123
AND PRACTICE 4HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 4.0: Identify and make machine components with shaping machines

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Identify the features functions and Illustrate and ask the students to Shaping machine,
uses of shaping machines. demonstrate activities 4.1 to 4.4. Assorted tools, and
4.2 Carry out the adjustment of length Assess the students accessories mild
and position of the stroke of a shaping steel.
machine.
4.3 Know how to set-up workpiece on
4-5
the shaping machine.
4.4 Identify appropriate shaping tools
and holding devices for different
surface forms and carry out shaping
operations on mild steel e.g key-way,
slots

General Objective 5.0: Demonstrate skills in milling operations

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Identify features and types of Illustrate the activities in 5.1 to 5.6 and Milling machine,
milling machines. ask the students to perform the Assorted cutters
5.2 Select and mount different types of activities. including arbor, Plain
cutters for appropriate jobs. Assess the students shank, etc.
5.3 Select and use various types of Dividing Head,
work and cutter holding devices for Brassm, Mild steel,
different types of jobs. High carbon steel.
5.4 Perform milling exercises using the
6-7
dividing head and index plate.
5.5 Carry out milling using the following
methods:
i. Up milling
ii. Down milling
iii. Gang milling
5.6 Using tool grinder to sharpen
milling cutters

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY CONTACT HOURS


COURSE CODE: MEC 123
AND PRACTICE 4HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 6.0: Demonstrate skills in grinding operations

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 Identify main features, types of Illustrate the activities in 6.1 to 6.4 and Grinding machines,
grinding machine and wheels for ask the students to perform the Assorted grinding
grinding different types. activities. wheels.
6.2 Select work holding devices and Ask the students Practical grinder etc.
use them on grinding machine.
8-9
6.3 Carry out different types of grinding
operation.
6.4 Select the appropriate shapes,
types and sizes of grinding wheels for
various applications

General Objective 7.0: Demonstrate skills in wheel balancing, trueing and dressing

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

7.1 Balancing grinding wheel Demonstrate the activities in 7.1 to 7.3 Complete kits for
7.2 Carry out wheel trueing and and ask the students to carry out all wheel balancing,
dressing. the activities. trueing and dressing
10-12
7.3 Perform grinding exercise involving Assess the students
surface, cylindrical, type, tool, crank
shaft and internal grinding.

General Objective 8.0: Demonstrate skills in sheet metal work

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

8.1 Carry out cutting operations Illustrate the activities in 8.1 to 8.3 and Cutting, bending,
8.2 Carry out bending operations ask the students to perform all the rolling, machines.
8.3 Carry out rolling operations. operations. Practical grinder
Ask students to develop graphically
13-15
and produce from sheet metal a
vessel with spout that intersect e.g oil
can, watering can, kettle etc.
Assess the students.

Assessment profile: Practical 40%

Test, and quizzes = 10%

Semester Examination = 50%

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: Mechanical Engineering


Course Code: MEC 124 Contact Hours: 2HRS/WK
Science II (DYNAMICS)

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 1.0: Understand Linear motion of a body understand curvilinear motion of bodies
Week
Specific Learning Out come: Teachers Activities Resources

1.3 Define displacement, velocity Ask Students to define Chalk, Black Board, Duster,
and acceleration displacement, velocity, and Recommended textbooks,
1.4 State units of displacement, acceleration. Lecture notes, Graph
velocity and acceleration State and explain the units of sheets, etc.
1.5 Derive the relationship between displacement, velocity and rawing board, Chalk, Black
displacement, velocity and acceleration to students. Board.
acceleration Assist the students to derive
1.6 Draw velocity time graph relationship between displacement,
1.7 add velocities vectorially velocity and acceleration
1.8 define relative velocity Ask students to draw velocity-time
1.9 solve simple problems related graph
to 1.1 to 1.6 above. Explain and assist students to add
1.10 Define angular motion of a velocities vectorially
1- 3
body in a circle Ask students to define relative
1.11 Derive the relationship velocity
between angular velocity and Assist students to solve simple
acceleration problems related to 1.1 to 1.6
1.12 Draw angular velocity-time above
graph Ask the students to define angular
motion of a body in a circle.
Assist the students to derive the
relationship between angular
velocity and acceleration
Ask the students to draw angular
velocity-time graph
Assess the Students

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: Mechanical Engineering


Course Code: MEC 124 Contact Hours: 2HRS/WK
Science II (DYNAMICS)

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective: 2.0: Understand curvilinear motion of bodies

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Develop the relationship Assist the students to develop the Chalk, Blackboard, Duster,
between angular and linear relationship between angular and Recommended textbooks,
motions linear motions Lecture notes, etc.
2.2 Define circular motion Ask the students to define circular
2.3 Explain centrifugal acceleration motion
4-5 and centrifugal force Explain to students centrifugal
2.4 Develop expressions for acceleration and centrifugal force
centripetal and centrifugal forces
2.5 Give examples of centrifugal
effects e.g. Planetry motion,Conical
pendulum

2.6 Calculate banking required for Explain and assist the students to Chalk, Blackboard, Duster,
roads and tracks develop expressions for centripetal Recommended textbooks,
2.7 Analyse the motion of a and centrifugal forces. Lecture notes, etc.
projectile Ask the students to give examples
2.8 Solve problems related to 2.1 of centrifugal effects.
to 2.9 Assess the students.
Explain and ask the students to
calculate banking required for roads
and tracks.
Explain and assist the students to
analyze the motion of a projectile.
Explain and assist the students to
solve problems related to 2.1 to 2.8
Assess the students

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: Mechanical Engineering


Course Code: MEC 124 Contact Hours: 2HRS/WK
Science II (DYNAMICS)

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 3.0: Understand momentum of bodies

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Define mass and weight Explain the difference between Chalk, Blackboard, Duster,
3.2 State Newtons Law of motion mass and weight, and assist the Recommended textbooks,
3.3 Define Impulse and momentum student to define the terms. Lecture notes, etc.
3.4 State the Law of Conservation State and explain to students Chalk, Blackboard
of momentum Newtons Laws of motion
3.5 Define angular momentum Define and explain to students
3.6 Define radius of gyration Impulse and momentum
3.7 Explain moment of inertia State and explain to students the
6-7 3.8 Solve problems related to 3.1 law of Conservation of momentum
to 3.7 Define and explain angular
momentum
Define and explain radius of
gyration
Explain and assist the students to
solve the problems related to 3.1 to
3.7.
Assess the Students

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: Mechanical Engineering


Course Code: MEC 124 Contact Hours: 2HRS/WK
Science II (DYNAMICS)

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 4.0: Understand the concept of work, energy and power

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Define work, Energy and Define and explain work, energy Chalk, Blackboard duster,
Power and power with examples. Recommended textbooks,
4.2 State the units of work, energy State and explain work, energy and Lecture notes, etc.
and power power. Chalk, Blackboard.
4.3 Develop expressions for 4.1 Explain and develop expressions
4.4 Define torque, work done by for 4.1.
torque Explain and define torque, work
4.5 Explain tractive force and done by torque.
driving torque of a system. Define and explain the difference in
8-9
4.6 Differentiate between kinetic kinetic energy and potential energy.
energy and potential energy. Define and explain the difference in
4.7 Explain kinetic energy of kinetic energy and potential energy.
rotation Explain to students power
4.8 Explain mechanical efficiency transmission by flat belts, spur
in power transmission gearing and worm gearing including
4.9 Explain power transmission by applications.
flat belts, spur gearing and worm Assess the students
gearing

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: Mechanical Engineering


Course Code: MEC 124 Contact Hours: 2HRS/WK
Science II (DYNAMICS)

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 5.0: Understand the general principle of operation of simple machines

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Define simple machine Define and explain simple machine Chalk, Blackboard, Duster,
5.2 Give example e.g. Lever, 1.3 Ask the students to give Recommended textbooks,
Pulley, Screw Jack examples. Lecture notes, etc.
5.3 Explain the operations of 5.2 1.4 Explain the operations of 5.2
5.4 Define (i) Mechanical 1.5 Define and explain velocity
Advantage (ii) Velocity ratio (iii) ratio, mechanical advantages, and
mechanical efficiency mechanical efficiency
10-11
5.5 Develop the relationship for 1.6 Explain and develop the
Mechanical advantage, velocity relationship for mechanical
ratio and efficiency of a wheel, advantage, velocity ratio and
pulley and screw jack efficiency of a wheel, pulleys and
5.6 Solve simple problems related jacks.
to 5.1 to 5.5 above. 1.7 Explain and solve problems
related to 5.1 to 5.5 above

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: Mechanical Engineering


Course Code: MEC 124 Contact Hours: 2HRS/WK
Science II (DYNAMICS)

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 6.0: Know simple harmonic motion

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 Describe periodic motion 1.8 Define and ask the students to Chalk, Blackboard, Duster,
6.2 Describe period, frequency and describe periodic motion Recommended textbooks,
amplitude in simple harmonic 1.9 Define and ask the students to Lecture notes, etc.
motion describe period, frequency and
6.3 Define period, frequency and amplitude in simple harmonic
amplitude in simple harmonic motion
motion 1.10 Explain and ask the students
6.4 Develop expressions for 6.3 to define period, frequency and
above amplitude in S.H.M.
12-15
6.5 Analyze the motion of a simple 1.11 Explain and ask the students
pendulum 6.6 Solve problems to develop expressions for 6.3
related to the above above.
1.12 Explain and ask the students
to analyze the motion of a simple
pendulum
1.13 Explain and ask the students
to solve problems related to the
above

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CONTACT HOURS


COURSE CODE: MEC 124
SCIENCE II (DYNAMICS) 2HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACICAL CONTENT

General Objective 1.0: Understand Curvilinear motion of bodies


Week
Special Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Show that centrifugal force varies Illustrate 1.1 to 1.2 and ask the Practical guide,
with mass, speech of rotation, and the students to perform experiment to Centrifugal apparatus.
distance of the mass from the centre verify activities 1.1 to 1.2. Fletchers trolley
1-3 of rotation using centrifugal force Assess the students. Weights.
apparatus.
1.2 Verify the equation of motion using
fletchers trolley

General Objective 2.0: Understand momentum of bodies

2.1 Determine moment of inertia Illustrate activities 1.1 to 1.2 and ask Recommended
2.2 Verify the law of conservation of the students to perform experiment to apparatus.
moment on fletchers trolley determine moment of inertia and verify Fletchers trolley
4-5
the law of conservation of moment of
fletchers trolley.
Assess the students,

General Objective 3.0: Demonstrate the skills in determining force and torque of a system.

3.1 Determine tractive force and Demonstrate to the students the Practical guide,
driving torque of a system. activities in 3.1 to 3.3 and ask the Recommended
3.2 Determine mechanical efficiency in students to perform experiment to apparatus
6-10
power transmission. determine the activities in 3.1 to 3.3
3.3 Determine kinetic energy of
rotation

General Objective 4.0: Determine the practical principle of operation of simple machine.

4.1 Determine the velocity ratio, Demonstrate the activities in 4.1 and -do-
mechanical advantage and 4.2, and ask the students to perform
11-14 mechanical efficiency of a screw jack. experiment to determine the activities
4.2 Determine the velocity ratio and in 4.1 and 4.2
efficiency of simple pulley system. Assess the students.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CONTACT HOURS


COURSE CODE: MEC 124
SCIENCE II (DYNAMICS) 2HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACICAL CONTENT

General Objective 5.0: Understand simple harmonic motion


Week
Special Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Determine experimentally the Demonstrate and ask the students to -do-
period and frequency of oscillation carry out experiment to determine the
15
period and frequency of oscillation
Assess the student

Assessment profile: Practical 40%

Test, and quizzes = 10%

Semester Examination = 50%

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Engineering Measurement

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

COURSE: Engineering Measurement Course Code: MEC 212 Contact Hrs: 1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 1.0: Know the fundamentals of measurement


Week
Specific Learning Out come: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Describe workshop standards of Ask students to explain the Chalk


length fundamentals of measurement Chalkboard, Vernier caliper
1-3 1.2 List the sub-divisions of standard and give the standards of Bench testing centres
of length length Recommended textbooks,
1.3 Discuss the sub-divisions in 1.1 chalkboard, chalk, etc.

General Objective 2.0: Understand the types and sources of errors

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Describe the types of errors Ask students to explain -do-


commonly found in engineering common sources of error and
measurement how to over-come them
2.2 Explaine sources of errors in Ask students to draw and
measurement such as equipment explain drunken threak
4-5
errors, operational interference, and
installation.
2.3 Explain means of over-coming
errors mentioned in 2.1 above.
2.4 Describe drunken thread.

General Objective 3.0: Understand the constructional details of simple measuring instruments

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Explain the principles construction Explaine the topics and Ask students to draw and
and operation of the following (a) make notes for students. explain the details of simple
dynamometer (b) bourdon tube Assess the students Ask measuring instruments.
manometers (c) thermometer, students to draw and explain Ask students to explain with
pyrometer, thermocouple etc. the details of simple aid of diagrams the operation
6-8 3.2 State the precautions to be measuring instruments. of dynamometer, bourdon tuge
observed when using the measuring Ask students to explain with manometer etc.
instruments in 3.1 aid of diagrams the operation
3.3 Differentiate between direct of dynamometer, bourdon
measurement and measurement by tuge manometer etc
comparison Assess the students.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

COURSE: Engineering Measurement Course Code: MEC 212 Contact Hrs: 1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 4.0: Understand the principle of limit gauging

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Explain the concept of calibration Ask students to calibrate Recommended textbooks,
4.2 Describe the principles of pressure gauges, charts,
calibrating (i) pressure gauges (ii) thermometer etc.
thermometers (iii) flow meters Ask students to explain how
to maintain measuring
9
instruments and Assess the
students.
Ask students to define
maximum and minimum metal
limits.

4.3 State the precautions to be Ask students to explain the Lecture notes. Chalkboard,
observed during calibration of limits of gauging and state the chalk, etc.
measuring instruments. Taylors principle of gauging
4.4 Define maximum and minimum Ask students to differentiate
10 metal limits between gauging and direct
4.5 Describe the limits of gauging measurement.
4.6 State Taylors principle of gauging Ask students to list materials
4.7 Give examples of principle of used in making
gauging

General Objective 5.0: Know strain gauges and its uses

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Describe various forms of strain Ask students to illustrate the Recommended textbooks,
gauges for measuring strains in various ways to mount strain charts, lecture notes, etc.
radial, axial and biaxial directions gauges Chalkboard, chalk, etc, strain
5.2 Discuss the effect of heat and Ask students to determine gauges. Load cells
other environmental factors in the use stresses measured from strain
11-14
of strain gauges. gauges.
Ask students compare
measurements from strain
gauges and other gauges.
Assess the students

146
PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

COURSE: Engineering Measurement Course Code: MEC 212 Contact Hrs: 1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 6.0: Introduction to load cells and Piezoelectric devices

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 Explain the use of load cells in Ask students to distinguish


tensile and compression testing between the tensile and
machines compression load cells and
15
6.2 Differentiate between load cells Assess the students
and strain gauges in taking of Assess the students.
quantity measurement and accuracy

Assessment profile: Practical 40%

Test, and quizzes = 10%

Semester Examination = 50%

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT HOURS
COURSE: ENGINEERING MEASUREMENT COURSE CODE: MEC 212
1HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

Week General Objective 1.0: Identify sources of errors in measurement

1.1 Identify sources of errors in Remonstrate the activity in 1.1 Comperator, Limit guages,
measurement such as equipment errors, and ask the students to identify steel rule, Dynamometers,
1-3 operational interference, and installation the sources of error and Thermometer, etc.
and ways of eliminating suggest ways of overcoming
them.

General Objective: 2.0: Know the Constructional details of simple measuring instruments

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4-6

2.1 Identify the following: a. Illustrate the activities in 2.1 to Dynamometer,


Dynamometer (b) burdon tube 2.6 and ask the students to Burdon tube
manometers (c) thermometer, carry out all the activities in 2.1 Manometers,
pyrometer, thermocouple. to 2.6 observing safety Thermometer,
2.2 Determine forces acting on a cutting precautions. Pyrometer,
tool using dynameter. Assess students. Thermocouple, etc
2.3 Determine the pressure in a vessel
7-9
using the burdon tube manometer.
2.4 Determine the temperature in a
cutting zone using a thermocouple.
2.5 Determine the speed of a grinding
wheel using a tachometer.
2.6 Determine the flow of liquid in an
orifice using a flow meter

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT HOURS
COURSE: ENGINEERING MEASUREMENT COURSE CODE: MEC 212
1HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective: 3.0: Demonstrate skills in limit gauge measurement and design.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Calibrate pressure gauges, Demonstrate the activities in Gauge apparatus and
thermometer. 3.1 to 3.5 and ask the students calibration kits
3.2 Understand the precautions to be to carry out the activities
observed during calibration.
10-12 3.3 Identify materials for gauges and its
heat.
3.4 Compare gauging with direct
measurement.
3.5 Design a gauge

General Objective: 4.0: Demonstrate skills in use of strain gauge, load cells and piezoelectric
devices.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Identify the following: Demonstrate the activities in Strain gauges, load cells,
a. Strain gauges 4.1 to 4.3 for students to learn piezoelectric devices, etc.
b. Load cells and ask the students to carry
c. Piezoelectric devices out the activities
4.2 Make measurement with strain
13-15
gauges and compare with other gauges.
4.3 Make measurements with load cells,
piezoelectric devices and compare with
strain gauge measurement in terms of
accuracy

149
Thermodynamics II

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: Thermodynamics II Course Code: MEC 213 Contact Hrs: 2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 1.0: Understand the concepts of thermal efficiency


Week
Specific Learning Out come: Teacher Activities Resources

1.1 Define thermal efficiency Ask students to explain thermal Recommended textbooks,
1.2 Compute the thermal efficiencies efficiency. charts, lecture notes,
of common heat energy plants e.g. (a) Ask students to explain a heat
The new corner steam engine (b) The engine.
automobile engine. Ask student to carry out
1-2 1.3 Define heat engine inspection of equipment in heat
1.4 Explain the concept of reversible engines laboratory.
and irreversible processes. Ask students to explain the
difference between an
automobile engine and steam
engine

General Objective 2.0: Understand the principles of the second law of thermodynamics

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 State the Kelvin Planks and Ask students to explain the Recommended textbooks,
Clausius version of the second law of second law of thermodynamics. charts, lecture notes,
thermodynamics Ask students to explain why
2.2 Define the Carnot cycle efficiency 100% heat input cannot give
2.3 Compute the Carnot cycle 100% work output from heat
3-4 efficiencies assuming typical practical engine.
thermal reservations. Ask students to explain carnot
cycle
Ask students to solve problems
involving Carnot cycle.
Assess the students.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: Thermodynamics II Course Code: MEC 213 Contact Hrs: 2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 3.0: Understand the principles of operation and use of Solar Energy.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Define Solar energy Ask students to define solar Recommended textbooks
3.2 Explain the time scale of fossil energy Lecture notes, chalkboard,
fuels and solar energy option Ask students to explain charts Chalk, etc.
3.3 Explain overview of solar energy principles of operation of solar
conversion methods. energy
3.4 Explains the limitations of Solar Ask students to explain the
energy. cycle of production of fossil fuels.
3.5 List some of the equipment used to Ask students to explain the
harness the solar energy natural and technological
collection systems of solar
energy
5-6
Ask students to draw the
overview of solar energy
conversion methods.
Ask students to explain the
thermal conversion of solar
energy
Ask students to explain
photovoltaic conversion of solar
energy.
Ask students to explain the
limitations of solar energy

151
PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: Thermodynamics II Course Code: MEC 213 Contact Hrs: 2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 4.0: Understand the concept of Entropy

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Define entropy Ask students to explain entropy Recommended textbooks,


4.2 Identify entropy as a as a property of a charts, lecture notes,
Thermodynamic property of a system thermodynamics system. chalkboard, chalk, etc.
4.3 Describe entropy as a measure of Ask students to explain entropy
the degree of disorder in a system. as a degree of disorder of a
4.4 Define an adiabatic reversible system.
7-8 process. Ask students to explain an
4.5 Define isentropic efficiency adiabatic process.
4.6 Compute isentropic efficiencies of Ask students to explain the gas
turbines and compressors. turbine and compressor cycles.
Ask students to explain the
efficiency terms for turbines and
compressor.

General Objective 5.0: Know the relationship between the properties of pure substance

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Define a pure substance. Ask students to explain pure Steam Boiler Condenser.
5.2 State the two property rules for substances.
pure substances. Ask students to explain the two-
property rule.
Ask students to explain dew
point.
9
Ask the students to extract the
various phases
Ask students to solve problems
on enthopy, adiabatic process
and isentropic efficiency
Assess the students

152
PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: Thermodynamics II Course Code: MEC 213 Contact Hrs: 2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 6.0: Understand ideal gas laws

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 State (a) Boyles law (b) Charles Ask students to explain the gas Gas Law apparatus
law (c) The Pressure law (d) Ideal gas laws and the errors in using them Recommended textbooks,
law (e) Solve problems involving laws solely. lecture notes, charts,
in 6.1. Ask students to explain real chalkboard, chalk, etc.
10-11
6.2 Distinguish between real and ideal gases and ideal gases.
gases. Ask students to explain
6.3 Define exothermic and Exothermic and Endothermic
endothermic features. sections.

General Objective 7.0: Know fuels and their combustion

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

7.1 Define fuels. Ask students to name some


7.2 Classify fuels into gaseous liquids fuels and classify them into
or solids. liquids, gases and solids.
7.3 Know the hydrocarbons as fuels. Ask students to explain a hydro
7.4 Describe the formation of fossils carbon
12 fuels Ask students to explain the
7.5 State the composition of natural composition of natural gas.
gases Ask students to explain the
7.6 Explain the source of crude oil. products from a refined process.
7.7 Describe the fundamental Assess the students
properties of fossils

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COURSE: Thermodynamics II Course Code: MEC 213 Contact Hrs: 2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 8.0: Know fuels and their Combustion

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

8.1 Identify the application of fuels in Ask the students to explain the Recommended textbooks,
7.5. Define Gross and net calorific uses of fuels from 7.5 charts, lecture notes,
value of fuels in 7.8 Ask students to explain energy chalkboard, chalk, etc.
8.2 Compute density of gases at S.T.P trapped in fuels.
8.3 Describe the chemical changes Ask students to explain the
which takes place during the calorific values of fuels.
combustion (a) Carbon (b) hydrogen Ask students to explain the
(c) hydro carbons combustion process
8.4 Define incomplete and Ask students to compare fuels
stoichiometric combustion based on calorific values.
13-15
8.5 Define air-fuel ratio, excess air and Ask student to explain density
mixture strength of combustion. at S.T.P.
8.6 Explain the causes and effects of Ask student to state why
incomplete combustion density differ at different
temperature for a substance.
Ask student to explain
incomplete and stoichiometric
combustion and their gases.
Ask students to explain mixture
strength and combustion.

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CONTACT HOURS
COURSE: THERMODYNAMICS II COURSE CODE: MEC 213
2HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 1.0: Demonstrate Skills in Measurement of thermal efficiency.


Week
Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Measure thermal efficiency of Demonstrate for the students to learn Immersion heater,
1 legged and unlegged water and ask them to make the measurement water container,
container with immersion heater thermometer

General Objective 2.0: Understand the second law of thermodynamics

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Verify the kelvin planks and Demonstrate for the students to learn Recommended
clausins version of the second law and ask them to perform experiment to apparatus.
2 of thermodynamics, through a demonstrate kelvin planks and clausins
simple experiment version of the second law of
thermodnamics Assess the students

General Objective 3.0: Demonstrate skills in Design of simple flat plate collecting for solar cell.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Identify and list the equipment Demonstrate for the students to learn Solarimeters,
to harness the solar energy. and ask them to carry out the activities Thermostats, Solar
3
3.2 Design and manufacture simple in 3.1 and 3.2 energy collector.
plate collectors.

General Objective 4.0: Understand the practical concept of Entropy

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Determine by experiment the Demonstrate for the students to learn Practical guide,
isentropic efficiencies of turbines and ask them to measure experimentally Aircompressor.
4
and compressors the efficiency of an air compressor.
Assess the students

General Objective 5.0: Understand the relationship between the properties of pure substance

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Identify the liquid, vapour and Show to students and ask them to P-V diagrams of pure
5 gaseous phase on the p-v diagram identify them substances.
for pure substances

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT HOURS
COURSE: THERMODYNAMICS II COURSE CODE: MEC 213
2HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 6.0: Demonstrate skills on verification of all the gas laws

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 Verify the following law: Demonstrate a simple experiment to Gas law apparatus.
a. Boyles law verify all the laws listed in 6.1 and ask
6-7 b. Charles law the students to carry out the experiment
c. The pressure law Assess the students.
d. Ideal gas law

General Objective 7.0: Know fuels and its combustion

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

7.1 Identify the hydrocarbons e.g Demonstrate the activities in 7.1 to 7.3 Bomb calorimeter,
conde oil as fuels for the students to learn and ask them to Calorimeters.
7.2 Define, experimentally, the perform all the activities. Assess the
calorific values of fuels and analyse students.
the chemical changes, which occur
8-15
when combustion takes place.
7.3 Determine experimentally, the
effect of mixture strength on
combustion, using the Bomb
calorimeter.

156
Fluid Mechanics

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: Fluid Mechanics COURSE CODE: MEC 214 CONTACT HOURS


2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 1.0: Know the classification, types of fluids and their properties
Week
Special Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Define a fluid Ask students to define fluid Chalk, chalkboard duster.
1.2 List different types of fluids Ask students to list different Recommended textbooks,
1.3 Explain for liquids the following types of fluids and differentiate charts, lecture notes,
forms: Ideal, Real, Newtonian, Non- between them. chalkboard, chalk, etc.
Newtonian Plastic, Slurry, Suspension Ask student to explain fluid
1.4 Explain for gases, the following properties and their units.
forms: Ideal, Perfect and vapour Assess the students
1.5 Explain the following fluid properties
1-2 for liquids and for gases. Pressure,
density, viscosity, adhesion, cohesion,
surface tension, compressibility,
capillarity.
1.6 State Newtons Law of Viscosity.
1.7 Explain the effects of viscosity in
fluids
1.8 Explain with sketches the relations
between F & M for liquids and for gases.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: Fluid Mechanics COURSE CODE: MEC 214 CONTACT HOURS


2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 2.0: Understand the concept of pressure and the principles of its measurement

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Explain how a fluid exerts pressure Solve simple problems Pitot tube, Manometer,
due to its own weight related to pressure Hydrostatic forces on plane
2.2 Derive an expression for the measurements surfaces, Bernoullis
pressure at a point in a fluid. apparatus.
3-4
2.3 Explain why the pressure in a fluid
varies with depth
2.4 Explain the concepts of absolute
gauge and vacuum pressures in gas.

2.5 Explain vapour pressure Derive an expression for the Recommended textbooks,
2.6 Explain the principles of pressure total thrust acting on a plane charts, lecture notes,
measurement in liquids and gases. vertical surface submerged in chalkboard, chalk, etc.
a liquid.
Identify the point where the
resultant thrust acts.
State parallel theorem
Ask students to:
- Solve
5
problems
related to 1.6
- Show by
sketch the
relationship
between the
three
pressures in
1.7

2.7 Describe the following Fluid pressure Assess the students


measuring instruments: Common
Gauge, Piezometer, Pitot tube, U - tube
6
manometer, Bourdon gauge and Aneroid
Barometer.
2.8 Explain their construction and uses.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: Fluid Mechanics COURSE CODE: MEC 214 CONTACT HOURS


2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 3.0: Understand Archimedes Principles

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 State Archimedes principles Ask the students to: Recommended textbooks,
3.2 Define (i) buoyant force (ii) Centre of - Explain charts, lecture notes,
buoyancy Archimedes chalkboard, chalk, etc.
3.3 Explain the working of a hydrometer principle
3.4 Explain the three equilibrium states - Apply
of floating objects: (i) stable (ii) unstable Archimedes
(iii) neutral principles to
3.5 Explain metacentric determine the
7-8 3.6 Derive an expression for the density of a
metacentric height of a floating object substance
(Solids)
- Solve
problems
associated
with floating
objects
Assess the students.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: Fluid Mechanics COURSE CODE: MEC 214 CONTACT HOURS


2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 4.0: Understand energy and motion of fluids for one dimensional flow

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Explain the principle of conservation Ask students to: Recommended textbooks,
of mass. - Derive the charts, lecture notes,
4.2 State the continuity equation energy chalkboard, chalk, etc.
4.3 State the Bernoullis theorem equation of a
flowing fluid
- Apply
Bernoullis
equation for
9-10 solving
problems in
fluid flow
- Verify
Bernoullis
equation in
any flow
Situation.
Assess the students.

160
PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: Fluid Mechanics COURSE CODE: MEC 214 CONTACT HOURS


2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 5.0: Know the Momentum equation and its practical applications.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Explain the momentum equation as a Ask students to: Recommended textbooks,
different statement of Newtons second - Derive an charts, lecture notes,
law of motion.. expression for chalkboard, chalk, etc.
the
momentum
equation for
one-
11-13 dimensional
fluid.
- Apply the
momentum
equation in
solving fluid
flow problems
Assess the students

General Objective 6.0: Know the characteristics in Pipes.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 Explain the following types of flow (i) Illustrate with examples and Reynolds apparatus
uniform flow (ii) non uniform flow (iii) non make notes
steady flow
14 6.2 Explain laminar and turbulent flows
6.3 Define critical velocity and Reynolds
number
6.4 Explain the friction loss along pipes

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: Fluid Mechanics COURSE CODE: MEC 214 CONTACT HOURS


2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 7.0: Know some applications of fluid behaviour in fluid Mechanics

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

7.1 Explain the principles of Fluid Ask students to explain fluid Various fluid machines in
Mechanics as energy mechanics and classifications Laboratory.
converters/machines Ask students to differentiate
7.2 Explain the classification of Fluid between pumps, Turbines and
Mechanics compressors
7.3 Explain the principles, operation and Illustrate with examples and
15 uses of pumps as fluid machines make notes
7.4 Explain the principles, operation and Assess the students.
uses of Turbines as fluid machines.
7.5 Explain the principles, operation and
uses of compressors as fluid machines
7.6 Explain the principles of hydraulic
press and hydraulic jack

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: Fluid Mechanics COURSE CODE: MEC 214 CONTACT HOURS 2HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 1.0: Identify fluids and its properties


Week
Special Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Observe and identify different Demonstrate the activities in Viscometer, stop clock, Fall
samples of fluid in the laboratory 1.1 to 1.4 for the students to sphere apparatus, Hydraulic
1.2 Investigate boyles law to explain learn and ask them to carry test benches and samples of
pv for perfect gas. out all the activities different of different fluids..
1-3 1.3 Draw F and M Curves for liquids Assess the students.
and gases and draw a conclusion
from it.
1.4 Obtain experimentally viscosities
of some liquids

General Objective 2.0: Understand the practical concept of pressure and its measurement.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Demonstrate by experiment how a Illustrate activities 2.1 to 2.4 Pitot tube, Manometer,
fluid exerts pressure due to its own for the students to learn and Hydrostatic forces on plane
weight ask them to practice all the surfaces, Bermouths
2.2 Calibrate the bourdon pressure activities. apparatus.
gauge. Assess the student. Piezometer,
2.3 Measure vapour using a simple Aneroid Barometer,
water vessel. U-tube manometer, etc
2.4 Measure fluid pressure with the
4-7
following:
a. Common gauge,
b. Peizometer
c. Pitot tube
d. U-tube manometer
e. Bourdon gauge
and
f. Aneroid Barometer

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COURSE: Fluid Mechanics COURSE CODE: MEC 214 CONTACT HOURS 2HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 3.0: Understand practical principles of density and its measurement

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Use the hydrometer to determine Demonstrate activities 3.1 to Hydrometer, Archimedes
the relative density of liquids. 3.2 for the students to learn apparatus, Calibration kits.
3.2 Carry out simple experiment using and ask them to carry out the
8-11
Archimedes apparatus to determine activities.
dencity of substances.
3.3 Calibrate a hydrometer

General Objective 4.0: Comprehend energy and motion of fluids for one dimensional flow

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Carry out experiment to compare Demonstrate activities 4.1 Hydraulic, Bench and
different forms of energy for fixed and 4.3 for students to learn accessories, Stop clock, and
quality of water talking through and ask them to perform the weighing balance, impact jets
different weights. activities apparatus.
4.2 Determine the mass flow rate and
12-13
volume rate using a hydraulic bench
or any other apparatus.
4.3 Determine experimentally the
force exerted by a jet using impact of
jets apparatus.

General Objective 5.0: Demonstrate applications of fluid behavour in fluid mechanics

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Conduct experiment to investigate Demonstrate the activities in Reynolds Apparatus


critical velocity, laminar and turbulent 5.1 to 5.3 for the students to Various fluid machines.
flows and plot appropriate graph. learn and ask them to perform
5.2 Demonstrate experimentally the the activities.
14-15 effect of water innpingement on series Assess the students
of blades on a froxely suspended
drum.
5.3 Identify and differentiate between
pumps, Turbines and compressors

164
Foundry Technology & Forging Operations

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours:
Course: Foundry and Forging Operations Course Code: MEC 215
1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective: 1.0 Appreciate the development of the foundry Industry


Week
Specific Specific Learning Out come: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Explain foundry technology Ask the students to explain Recommended


1.2 Trace the growth of casting technology what they understand by foundry textbooks, lecture
in Nigeria and discuss case history of technology notes, Chalkboard,
some countries like Great Britain, Ask student to identify the roles Chalk, etc.
Germany, Russia, India, and China. of countries like Britain,
1 1.3 Discuss the role of foundry in Germany, Russia, etc. in the
technology development development of the foundry,
1.4 List some industries that depend on industry
foundry production. Ask students to assess the
1.5 Discuss the development of the development of the foundry
foundry in Nigeria industry in Nigeria

General Objective 2.0: Understand the principles of foundry production

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Define and give examples of alloys Ask students examples of alloy Charts, Recommended
2.1 Narrate the advantages of alloys over Ask students to say what they textbooks, Lecture
pure metal as engineering materials understand by Pure metal Alloy notes, Chalkboard.
2.3 Explain flowability of molten metals Ask students to explain why
and alloys and the application in foundry alloys are required
processes Ask students to explain why
2.4 Classify foundries on: type of metal flowability is an important
cast and type of production. For example Characteristics of metal for
2 (a) ferrous foundries (b) Non-ferrous (c) foundry
cast Iron foundries (d) malleable Ion Ask students to classify
foundries (e) independent foundries (f) foundries according to the metal
captive foundries cast and the type of production
2.6 Discuss the type listed in 2.4 Ask students to distinguish
between Ferrous and Non-
ferrous foundries Captive and
independent Job and production
shops and Assess the students

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Contact Hours:
Course: Foundry and Forging Operations Course Code: MEC 215
1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 3.0: Understand Pattern Making

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Name the various types of patterns in Ask students to: (i) classify Patterns
common use in the foundry patterns (ii) Describe them Recommended
3.2 List some important pattern material Ask student to list some textbooks, lecture
characteristics such as machinability; wear important pattern characteristics notes, Chalkboard,
resistance, strength, reparability, Ask student to explain how Chalk, etc.
corrosion, swelling etc. shrinkage allowance is provided
3.3 Explain the fundamental of pattern on patterns.
designs and common pattern allowances. Ask students to list pattern
3.4 List typical cast alloys and the materials and their properties
approximate shrinkage used for such. Ask students to describe
3
3.5 List factors that determine the selection various wood seasoning method.
of pattern materials
3.6 List properties and types of wood for
pattern making
3.7 Describe various methods of
seasoning timber, e.g. by natural and
artificial methods
3.8 List other materials for pattern making
e.g. plaster, plastics etc.
3.8 Describe stage and repairs of pattern.

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Contact Hours:
Course: Foundry and Forging Operations Course Code: MEC 215
1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 4.0: Know mould and core making materials

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Explain the characteristics and Ask the students to list and Recommended
application of mould materials, e.g. natural describe the required textbooks, lecture
sand, quartz, silica and other types of sand characteristics of moulding sand. notes, Chalkboard,
e.g. zirconite, olivine and chromate Ask students to explain why Chalk, etc.
4.2 Explain the inter-relationship of mould Specific sands are sometimes
sand characteristics. used.
4.3 Explain the basic properties and Ask students to explain some of
characteristics of core sand, e.g. the required characteristics of
refractoriness, permeability, strength core sand.
collapsibility and surface smoothness. Ask students to:
4
4.4 Explain the basic characteristics of Explain the importance of binder
binders, e.g. particle size, clay content, Classify binders into clay-type,
jolling index and describe them. organic and inorganic
4.5 List common types of binders e.g. Explain furan, Co2 binder
bentonites, kaolinites, organic type binders processes.
like cereal binders, resins and gums, Ask students to state functions
drying oil, inorganic type of binders. of additives
4.6 State the functions and types of Ask the students to make the
additives, e.g. coal, dust wood flour, mould For the pattern made
cereal, etc. earlier (for week 4 and 5)

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours:
Course: Foundry and Forging Operations Course Code: MEC 215
1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 5.0: Know Mould and Core Making

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Describe different kinds of metal and Ask students to compare Recommended
wooden boxes. wooden and metal moulding textbooks, lecture
5.2 Explain the use of facing and backing flasks. notes, Chalkboard,
sands including venting and other applied Ask students to distinguish Chalk, etc.
techniques between facing and backing
5.3 Explain the techniques of mould sands.
drying. Ask students to explain why
5.4 Explain techniques of mould closure moulds are vented sometimes
such as box location, core location, use of dried etc.
chaplets, parting powder. Ask students to explain what
5 5.5 Identify types of cores and their they understand by core
applications Distinguish between dry sand
5.6 Explain Specific precautions in core and green sand core.
making operations, e.g. re-enforcement, Ask students to explain the
venting, packing, etc. necessity for venting, baking and
5.7 Explain core baking, types of ovens reinforcement of cores
used and core baking time and List types of ovens for core
temperature. baking
Explain why baking time and
temperature is controlled.
Assess the students

168
PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours:
Course: Foundry and Forging Operations Course Code: MEC 215
1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 6.0: Know the technology of melting and casting

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 List different fuels used in foundry Ask students to classify fuels Standard component,
melting processes e.g. gas, oil, coke, into solid, liquid, and gas. chart, tables, drawing
electricity Ask students to compare the instrument.
6.2 Explain general properties of refractory types of fuel in terms of calorific Various melting units.
materials. value, cost, etc. Transfer ladles.
6.3 Give examples and applications of Ask students to distinguish
different types of refractory materials e.g. between acid, basic and
acidic, basic and amphoteric. amphoteric refractories.
6 6.4 Describe the melting practices and Ask students to write out the
operation of the following foundry sequence of operation of -
furnaces. Crucible furnace, pit furnace, crucible, direct-arc, etc
cupula furnace, electric furnace. Ask student s to explain the
6.5 Distinguish between the melting usefulness of ladles.
techniques used in various foundries, e.g.
cast-iron foundries, steel foundries.
6.6 Describe the types and preparation of
ladles in foundry

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Contact Hours:
Course: Foundry and Forging Operations Course Code: MEC 215
1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 7.0: Know Post Casting Treatment

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

7.1 Explain the function of fettling Ask students to underscore the


department importance of fettling.
7.2 List the machines and tools used in Ask students to identify the
fettling department, e.g. tumbling barrel, fettling tools and machines
7
7.3 Hydro-blasting hydro-sand blasting, available in the foundry
sand blasting and shot blasting machines
Sledge hammer, power saw, abrasive cut-
off wheels, spine cutter, cutting torches

7.5 Explain the function of inspection Ask students to describe how Recommended
department. the fettling machines function textbooks, Lecture note
7.6 List the tools and machines used in
inspection department

7.7 Explain the functions of quality control Ask students to underscore the Chalkboard
departments and list the instruments used importance of quality control
for quality control e.g. Sand testing department
instrument, Carbon Spectrographic
equipment or metal analyse, Non-
destructive testing techniques etc.

7.8 Discuss the function of complementary Ask students to explain the


departments like machining, heat necessity for complementary
treatment Finishing department
Assess the students

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Contact Hours:
Course: Foundry and Forging Operations Course Code: MEC 215
1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 8.0: Know safety precautions in foundry work.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

8.1 Explain factory safety precautions as Ask students to underscore the Safety manuals,
regards foundry. necessity for safety rules and Chalkboard, Chalk, etc.
8.2 State safety rules and regulations regulations in the workshop
relating to: State some of the basic safety
- movement in the rules and regulations to be
workshop observed in the foundry.
- use of hand tools - Assess the students
8 clothes and clothing
- use of equipment and
machinery
- adequate ventilation and
lighting
- use of other protective
anti fit e.g. goggles,
gloves, boots etc.

General Objective 9.0: Know the sources of Foundry Materials

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

9.1 State the locally available raw Ask the students to state Recommended
materials sources of raw materials textbooks, Lecture
9 9.2 State the imported raw materials notes,
9.3 State the substitute for some imported
raw materials.

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Contact Hours:
Course: Foundry and Forging Operations Course Code: MEC 215
1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 10.0: Know the process of die casting

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

10.1 Know the difference between sand Ask the students to prepare a Chalkboard, Chalk, etc.
and permanent moulds. comparative table of features -do-
10.2 List the uses of permanent moulds and products of sand and -do-
10.3 List the various features of permanent permanent moulds
moulds Ask the students to list
10-11
10.4 Know the process of pressure die similarities and differences of die
casting in a permanent mould casting of aluminium zinc and
10.5 List similarities and dissimilarities of other low melting metals.
die casting of aluminium, zinc and other Assess the students.
low melting metals.

General Objective 11.0: Know the presses of Moulding Plastics

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

11.1 Know the process of plastic injection Ask the students to sketch the Plastic injection
moulding essential features of a plastic moulding machine
11.2 Estimate the heat require to melt a injection moulding machine. Recommended
given quantity of plastic material Illustrate with examples and textbooks, lecture
11.3 List the parameters for classifying make notes where necessary. notes, Chalkboard,
plastic injection moulding machines. Chalk, etc.
12-13
11.4 Describe the essential features of a Recommended
plastic injection moulding. textbooks, lecture
11.5 Know the functions of cooling water in notes, chalkboard,
a mould. chalk, etc.
11.6 Know the functions of compressed air
in a mould

General Objective 12.0: Understand forging operation

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

12.1 Know the functions of various tools Illustrate with examples and -do-
used in forging. diagrams and make notes where
14-15 12.1 Describe various forging operations necessary
involving bending, up-setting, twisting and
punching

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CONTACT HOURS
COURSE: Foundry and Forging Operations COURSE CODE: MEC 215
2HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 1.0: Demonstrate skills in pattern making


Week
Special Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Identify factors that determine the Demonstrate the activities in 1.1 Complete equipment for
selection of pattern materials. to 1.4 for the students to learn making pattern strink
1.2 Select materials for pattern making and ask them to practice all the rules, measuring tool,
e.g wood, plaster, plastics etc. activities. Assess the students working tool.
1-3
1.3 Design and manufacture a pattern
for a given product.
1.4 Identify the maintenance and repairs
of pattern

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CONTACT HOURS
COURSE: Foundry and Forging Operations COURSE CODE: MEC 215
2HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 2.0: Demonstrate skills in mould and core making

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Identify moulding sand/briners and Demonstrate the activities in 2.1 Wooden flask, metal
its characteristics. to 2.12 for the students to learn flasks, parting powder,
2.2 Identify different types of metal and and ask them to carry out the chaplets, moulding sand
wooden moulding boxes activities. and binders.
2.3 Carry out setting of patterns, core
assembly, reinforcement, listers,
draggers, etc.
2.4 Demonstrate the techniques of
mould drying.
2.5 Produce moulds by other methods
e.g squeeze moulding machine.
2.6 Cut down srue, runners and gates.
2.7 Dress moulds and cores using the
wet and dry methods.
2.8 Demonstrate techniques of mould
closure such as box location core
4-7
location, use of chaplet parting
powders.
2.9 Identify the types of cores and it
applications.
2.10 Produce different types of cores
e.g small cores, wan cores, skeleton
cores, etc
2.11 Apply special precautions in core
making operations e.g reinforcement
venting, baking. etc.
2.12 Text finished cores e.g
- by permeability test
- green and dry
compression test
- green and dry hot
deformation.

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CONTACT HOURS
COURSE: Foundry and Forging Operations COURSE CODE: MEC 215
2HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 3.0: Demonstrate skills in melting and casting

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Identify fuels used in foundry Demonstrate activities 3.1 to 3.5 Various melting units.
melting processes e.g gas, oil, coke, for the students to learn and ask Transfer ladles.
electric, etc. them to carry out the activities.
3.2 Identify different furnaces. Assess the students
8-10 3.3 Identify types and prepare ladles in
foundry.
3.4 Perform melt treatment operation
e.g purging, allying inoculating etc.
3.5 carry out pouring and casting.

General Objective 4.0: Demonstrate skills in fettling, cleaning and inspection

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Identify fettling and inspection tools Demonstrate the activities in 4.1 Fettling and inspection
available in the foundry shop. to 4.4 for the students to learn tools and machines.
4.2 Carry out fettling operations e.g and ask them to practice the
removal of gates and feeders using activities.
flame cutting sawing, grinding, etc. Assess the students
4.3 Perform cleaning operations e.g
11-12 tumbling, shot and hydro blasting,
trimming, were brushing, chipping by
hand.
4.4 carry out destructive and non-
destructive, inspection e.g ultrasonic,
magnetic particle, x-ray, hardness,
elongation, etc.

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CONTACT HOURS
COURSE: Foundry and Forging Operations COURSE CODE: MEC 215
2HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 5.0: Know how to apply safety precautions in foundry shop

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Identify and apply safety rules, Demonstrate to learn and ask Coverall, goggles, gloves,
precaution and regulations relating to:- them to practice the activities books, first exinguishers,
- Movement in the Safety manuals etc.
workshop
- Use of hand tools
- Clothes and Clothing
13
- Use of equipment and
machinery
- Use of personal
protective equipment
(PPE) e.g goggles,
gloves, boots, etc.

General Objective 6.0: Demonstrate skills in the process of die cacting and forging operations

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 Identify in the workshop Demonstrate the activities in 6.1 Plastic injection moulding,
components, which were made by die- to 6.6 for the students to learn machine,
casting and ask them to practice the Blacksmith forge,
6.2 Install and dismantle a mould from activities Anvil and stand
the injection moulding machine and Blacksmith hammer.
operate the machine. (Slage hammer)
6.3 Select various hand forging tools
and equipment for gorge work.
14-15 6.4 Carry out forging operations
involving coging, bending, up-setting
twisting and punching.
6.5 Carry out exercises involving the
following - (i) hardening (ii) annealing
(iii) tempering (iv) normalising and (v)
case hardening
6.6 Carry out test on the heat treated
internals.

176
Technical Report Writing

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT HOURS: 2
Course: Technical Report Writing CODE: MEC 217
HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORY AND PRACTICE

General Objective: 1.0 Content of a Technical Report


Week
Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Explain the meanings of Use questions and answer Chalkboard, Chalk, Duster
technical reports techniques
1.2 Identify the purpose of Give examples
1-2
technical reports
1.3 Explain types and uses of
technical reports

1.4 Understand the methodology


and sequence of writing technical
report

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT HOURS: 2
Course: Technical Report Writing CODE: MEC 217
HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORY AND PRACTICE

General Objective: 1.0 Content of a Technical Report


Week
Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

1.5 Discuss the methods of Illustrate activities 2.1 and give a Recommended textbooks,
determining the following in topic to the students to apply the lecture notes, etc.
technical reports. illustrated methods
- determination of Assess the students
topic and title
- justification of title
- abstract or
synopsis of the
report
- aim and
objectives of the
report
- classification of
2-7 data
- scope and
limitation of project
- data analysis
(graphical method,
tabular method
descriptive
method)
- presentation of
data (use of
appendices) clear
- explain how it
should be made
and correct

178
PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT HOURS: 2
Course: Technical Report Writing CODE: MEC 217
HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORY AND PRACTICE

General Objective 2.0: Understand the information that is required in technical report writing

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Explain the various types of Illustrate 2.1 to 2.14 with good
information that would be required examples and ask the students to
in Reports pick a topic as assignment to
2.2 Determine the factors that demonstrate the illustrated
8-11 influence solutions techniques.
2.3 Advance Civil Engineering Assess the students
conclusions arising from factors
2.4 Select criteria required in case
studies

2.5 Determine critical analysis of Recommended textbooks,


case studies lecture notes, chalkboard,
2.6 Produce summary chalk, duster, etc.
2.7 Make propositions (Authors
propositions)
2.8 Develop conclusion to a
technical report
2.9 Write a bibliography in
standard format
12-15 2.10 Explain terms of reference in
report
2.11 Explain the difference
between facts and opinions
2.12 Explain how facts and
opinions may be distinguished in
writing report
2.13 Write reports on selected
technical matters
2.14 Rewrite the abstract.

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Supervisory Management

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: Supervisory Management Course Code: ME 221 Contact Hrs: 2HRS W/K

Course Specification: THEORY AND PRACTICE

General Objective 1.0: Carry out Job Analysis


Week
Specific Learning Out come: Teachers Activities Resources

Analyse job under aspects of tasks Ask students to carry out a job Paper, Pen, Blackboard,
carried out, responsibilities, reporting analysis and Assess the students Chalk, Duster.
1-5 relationships, decisions made, risks Recommended
involved to plant, product, self and textbooks, Lecture
others, measures of Output and Quality notes, etc.

General Objective 2.0: Carry out recruiting activities

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Prepare personal application for job Ask students to prepare personal -do-
2.2 Decide on source for recruitment application, apply for a different job
4-6
2.3 Carry out an interview and select and carry out interviews.
Assess the students performance

General Objective 3.0: Prepare and implement training plan

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Prepare breakdown of skills, Ask students, to analyse the -do-


knowledge, methods/procedures and training needs and produce a
exceptions procedure training plan for a task. Train
7-10
3.2 Prepare training plan for each another student for the task
aspect Assess the students
3.3 Carry out training

General Objective 4.0: Understand human motivation

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Understand human needs Ask students to analyse a job to -do-


4.2 Understand rewards systems determine human needs met and
11-12
suggest improvements.
Assess the students

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: Supervisory Management Course Code: ME 221 Contact Hrs: 2HRS W/K

Course Specification: THEORY AND PRACTICE

General Objective 5.0: Plan and control activities

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Determining time and skill Ask students to prepare a skills -do-
requirements to match task matrix for a group. Then develop
Requirement the time and skills required for a
5.2 Allocate staff to tasks range of tasks. Allocate staff
13-15
5.3 Schedule staff to maximise initially on basis of skill match then
utilisation re-schedule, to achieve maximum
staff utilisation.
Assess the students.

181
Strength of Materials

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT HOURS
COURSE: Strength of Materials COURSE CODE: MEC 222
4HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 1.0: Understand various types of stress and strain


Week
Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Differentiate between the Illustrate activities in 1.1 to 1.5 with Chalk, chalk board,
following: examples and diagrams makes notes, recommended text
a. Tensile and prepare assignments for the students books, duster, chalks etc.
compressive from the illustrated topics.
stresses. Assess the students
b. Tensile and
compressive
rotary isolation.
1.2 Draw and explain stress and
strain curves for:
i. Brittle materials
ii. Ductile
1-5
materials.
1.3 Describe with illustration the
elastic and plastic behaviour of
common structural materials.
1.4 Explain proof stresses, direct
stresses, load factors, and lateral
strain, strain due to direct
stresses.
1.5 Describe strength properties
of some engineering materials e.g
cast ion, concrete, glass fibre,
carbon fibre etc.

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CONTACT HOURS
COURSE: Strength of Materials COURSE CODE: MEC 222
4HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 2.0: Understand shears force and bending moment

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Define shearing force and Explain and illustrate with diagrams Recommended
bending moments. activities 2.1 to 2.8, giving examples for textbooks, chalks, chalk,
2.2 Establish the relationship some of the calculations and make chalkboard, duster,
between the shearing force and notes where necessary. Ask the lecture notes, etc.
bending moment. students to:
2.3 Write expressions for - Draw bending
shearing force and bending moment and shearing
moment at a section of a loaded force diagrams for
beam. loaded beams.
2.4 Draw bending moment and - Calculate the points of
shearing force diagrams for any contraflexure.
6-10 loaded beam.
2.5 Calculate the points of Assess the students
contraflexure.
2.6 Calculate the neutral axis, the
second moment of area of cross
section, the moment of
resistance.
2.7 Compute flexural and shear
stresses each separately at a
given point on a section.
2.8 Draw stress distribution
diagrams at the section

183
PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT HOURS
COURSE: Strength of Materials COURSE CODE: MEC 222
4HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 3.0: Know shear stress and forgue in circular shafts

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Describe the forsion of the Explain and illustrate with diagrams and Chalk, Chalk board
following circular sections: examples the activities in 3.1 and 3.2 duster
a. thin tube and make notes where necessary. Recommended text
b. solid shaft Ask the students to compute the books,
c hollow shaft. following for a circular rigid and hollow Lecture notes,
11-12 3.2 Compute the following for a sections Charts, etc.
circular rigid and hollow sections. a angle of twist
a. angle of twist b torsional stress
b. torsional stress c torsional stiffness.
c torsional Assess the students.
stiffness

General Objective 4.0: Understand the use of Mohrs circle.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Describe mohrs circle of (a) Explain and illustrate with diagrams the Chalk,
stress (b) strain. activities in 4.1 and 4.2 and make notes Chalk board
4.2 Compute stresses and strain accordingly. duster
13-15 by mohrs circle Ask the students to compute stresses Recommended text
and strain using mohrs circle. books,
Assess the students. Lecture notes,
Charts, etc.

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COURSE: STRENGTH OF
COURSE CODE: MEC 222 CONTACT HRS: 4HRS/WK
MATERIALS

COURSE SPECIFICATION: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective: Carry out experiments on tensile & compressive test, Izod and charpy tests and
Week Brinell hardness Test
Specific Learning Out come: Teachers Activities Resources

1. Conduct tensile and Ask students to conduct tensile Tensile and compressive
compressive test on ductile and and compressive test on ductile and testing machine
brittle materials brittle materials. Youngs modulus apparatus,
2. Conduct 1zod and Charpy Ask students to conduct Izod and tensometers.
tests on different materials charpy test on different materials. Izod/charpy testing apparatus
3. Conduct brinell hardness test Ask student to conduct brinell Micro hardness testing
4. Conduct tests to determine hardness tests. machine vickers, brinell and
the moment of inertia of discs Ask students to conduct tests to roundness.
1-14
and rotors determine the moments of inertia of Gyroscope apparatus
5. Conduct torsion tests discs to rotors. Tensometers, strain guage
6. Verify Maxwells theorem for Ask students to conduct torsion Polygon of forces apparatus
simply supported beams tests
Ask students to verify Maxwells
theorem for simply supported
beams.
Assess the students

185
Properties of Materials

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours:
Course: PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS Course Code: MEC 224
2HRS/WK

Course Specific: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective: 1.0 Understand the Structural Arrangement of atoms and their influence on the
Week properties of materials.
Specific Learning Out come: Teachers Activities Resources

1.0 Distinguish between the various Ask students to distinguish Recommended


types of atomic bonding in materials between Ionic and covalent textbooks, Lecture notes,
such as covalent, ionic, metallic, etc. bonding, Covalent and metallic Chalkboard, Chalk.
1 1.2 Explain the structural bonds.
arrangement of materials in 1.1 Ask students to give typical
above examples of ionic, covalent bonds
using typical example.

General Objectives 2.0: Appreciate the elementary crystal structure of materials.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.3 Describe the elementary crystal Ask students to distinguish Pictures and drawings of
structural of materials between crystalline and amorphous crystal structure
2.4 Explain the seven crystal systems solids.
2
in metals. Ask students to define the crystal
systems in terms of their axial
lengths and angles.

2.3 Illustrate types of crystal patterns. Ask students to distinguish the


For example, body centred cubic BCC, FCC and CPH Crystal lattices
2 (BCC), Face centred cubic (FCC), Ask students to give examples of
close packed hexagonal (CPH), etc. metals crystallising in these
patterns.

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Contact Hours:
Course: PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS Course Code: MEC 224
2HRS/WK

Course Specific: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 3.0: Understand phase transformations

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Explain thermal equilibrium Ask students to define phase Emery clothes,
diagrams. Ask students to state the importance Echants, Metallurgical
3.2 Describe on phase diagrams in of equilibrium diagrams microscope, alloy
the following transformations: Ask students to explain the peritectic specimens, furnaces.
Eutectic, Eutectoid, Peritectic reaction Phase diagrams
reaction Ask students to use the lever rule to
3
3.3 Apply the lever rule given an establish the percent proportion of
equilibrium diagram to calculate the phases co-existing in an alloy of given
relative amounts of phases present composition at a given temperature
in an alloy at a given temperature. Assess the students
3.4 Examine the microstructure of
various alloys

General Objective 4.0: Understand the process of metal solidification

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Describe the process of Ask students to explain why all metals Recommended
nucleation and grain growth in are classified as crystalline solids. textbooks, Lecture
metals Ask students to explain why notes, Chalkboard,
temperature retardation or arrest is Chalk.
observed in the cooling curves of
4 metals and alloys
Ask students to explain dendritic
crystallisation
Ask students to explain the
relationship between rate of nucleation
and rate of linear crystal growth

4.2 Describe the structure of ingots. Ask students to identify the zones in a -do-
slowly cooled metal
Ask students to explain the
4
relationship between heat removal and
the structure of the ingot in the various
zones.

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Contact Hours:
Course: PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS Course Code: MEC 224
2HRS/WK

Course Specific: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 5.0: Understand the structural arrangements of atoms of non-metals

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Describe non-crystalline atomic Ask students to measure and -do-


structure draw cooling curve of a non-metallic
5.2 Explain the structure of: clay, material
glass & plastics Ask students to explain why non-
5.3 List the properties and metals are classified as amorphous
applications of the non-metals in 5.2. solids
Ask students to distinguish
between organic metallic and
polymer glasses.
5-6 Ask students to explain how
glasses are formed.
Ask students to distinguish
between thermosets and
thermoplastics
Ask students to list properties of
some plastics, to mention some
applications of glass, clay and
plastics.
Assess the students

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Contact Hours:
Course: PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS Course Code: MEC 224
2HRS/WK

Course Specific: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 6.0: Understand the process of obtaining metals from ores

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 Classify various ores Ask students to say what they -do-
6.2 Explain the crushing and grinding understand by ore
of ores Ask students to classify ores
according to chemical composition
7 Ask students to explain why we
crush/grind ores and crush some
ores.
Ask students to list machines used
for crushing/grinding

6.3 Describe the various processes Ask students to explain the Recommended
for concentration of ores usefulness of ore concentration textbooks, Lecture notes,
6.4 Describe the processes of Ask students to describe (i) Chalkboard, Chalk, etc.
refining metals by electro chemical, flotation (ii) magnetic separation
carbonthermic, electrolytic and and its limitation (iii) Gravity
reduction processes separation
8 Ask students to distinguish
between electro-chemical and
carbonthermic methods of ore
refinement
Ask students to separate with
hand seives and magnets Assess
the students

189
PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Contact Hours:
Course: PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS Course Code: MEC 224
2HRS/WK

Course Specific: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 7.0: Understand various types of ferrous metals considering the properties &
limitations.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

7.1 Describe the production of iron Ask students to write out the -do-
through: (i) the blast furnace (ii) direct physico-chemical reactions
reduction. accompanying the blast furnace
7.2 Explain the composition of the process
final product of PIG IRON and DRI Ask students to distinguish
produced between the blast furnace and
7.3 Describe the following steel direct reduction processes.
9-10 making processes (i) the Bessemer Ask students to distinguish
process (ii) the open hearth process between the Bessemer pig and the
(iii) the LD process (iv) Kaldo process foundry pig.
(v) spray steel making, etc. Ask students to distinguish
between iron and steel
Ask students to compare the
Bessemer, open-hearth, LD Kaldo,
etc processes. Assess the students

7.4 Describe the various types of Ask students distinguish between -do-
plain carbon steels, their properties plain carbon and alloy steels
and limitations. Ask students to classify plain
7.5 Classify various types of their carbon steels, stating their
11
properties and limitations properties and limitations.
7.6 Classify various types of alloy Ask students (I) classify alloy
steels, their properties and limitations steels (ii) state their properties,
uses and limitations.

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Contact Hours:
Course: PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS Course Code: MEC 224
2HRS/WK

Course Specific: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 8.0: Understand the common types of non-ferrous metals.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

8.1 Explain the basic properties and Ask students to give the properties -do-
uses of common non-ferrous metals of the common non-ferrous metals
like tin, nickel, titanium magnesium, and their alloys.
zinc, copper, aluminum and their Ask students to list the properties
12
alloys of the common non-ferrous metals
and their alloys.
Ask students to state their
application.

General Objective 9.0: Understand hot working and cold working processes

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

9.1 Describe hot working and cold Ask students to say what they Recommended
working processes understand by hot working and cold textbooks, Lecture notes,
9.2 Differentiate hot working from working Chalkboard, Chalk.
cold working processes Ask students to list (i) hot working
9.3 List hot working and cold working and cold working processes (ii)
13
processes describe the various hot working
9.4 State the effect of hot working and cold working processes.
and cold working on mechanical Ask students to state the
properties, dimensional accuracy and advantages and disadvantages of
surface finish hot and cold working processes.

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Contact Hours:
Course: PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS Course Code: MEC 224
2HRS/WK

Course Specific: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 10.0: Understand the non-metallic materials in engineering applications.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

10.1 Classify common plastics Ask students to distinguish -do-


materials between thermosets and
10.2 State the properties, uses and thermoplastics
limitations of plastics in 10.1 Ask students to state the
10.3 Describe the composition and properties, uses and limitations of
application of glass and rolled plastics.
Specific glass Ask students to: (I) describe the
10.4 Explain the properties and uses raw materials for glass manufacture
14 of other non-metallic materials such (ii) state the forming processes for
as ceramics, wood, rubber and glass (iii) give the applications of
concrete glass
Ask students to list the properties
of these non-metallic materials i.e.
ceramics, wood, rubber and
concrete
Ask students to state their
applications. Assess the students

General Objective 12.0: Understand the basic principles of heat treatment as applied to steels.

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

12.1 Explain the Iron-carbon Ask students to draw the Iron -do-
equilibrium diagram carbon equilibrium diagram
12.2 Describe the procedures for Annotate 11- completely
hardening, annealing, normalising Ask students to describe the
and tempering of steel. common heat-treating procedures.
12.3 Describe different types of heat Ask students to describe the
15
furnaces common heat treatment furnaces
12.4 List the procedures for Ask students to say what they
carburising. understand by surface hardening.
Ask students to describe the
various carburising methods.
Assess the students.

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COURSE CODE: MEC CONTACT HOURS


COURSE: Properties of Materials
124 2HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 1.0: Comprehend phase transformation


Week
Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Construct thermal equilibrium diagrams for Demonstrate a activities Metallurgical


the following: (i) complete solid solubility (ii) 1.1 to 1.4 for the students microscope, alloy
complete solid insolubility (iii) limited solid to learn and ask them to specimens, furnaces,
solubility (iv) formation of chemical compound (v) carry out the activities. phase diagrams etc.
limited solid solubility accompanied by peritectic. Assess the students.
1-5
1.2 Identify solidus and liquidus lines.
1.3 Distinguish between:- Eutectic and eutectoid,
solidus and solves lines.
1.4 Examine the micro-structure of alloy
specimens and make sketches of the structure

General Objective 2.0: Identify nucleation, crushing/grid machines and separation techniques

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 View nucleation growth of metals under Demonstrate activities 2.1 Metallurgical
metallurgical microscope. to 2.3 for the students to Microscope, Metal
2.2 Identify machines used for crushing/grinding learn and ask them to specimens.
2.3 Carry out simple separation by: carry out the activities. Cope crushers,
6-9
(i) floatation, Hammer mill roils Jaw
(ii) magnetic, crushers, Ball mills.
(iii) gravity and
(iv) hand serives.

General Objective 3.0: Demonstrate Skills in hot and cold working processes

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Carry out hot and cold working processes on Demonstrate for the Cold and hot working
a given metal specimen. students to learn and ask apparatus.
10
them to perform the
activity

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COURSE CODE: MEC CONTACT HOURS


COURSE: Properties of Materials
124 2HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 4.0: Identify the non-metallic materials in engineering application

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Identify non metallic materials such as Demonstrate for the Non-metallic materials.
11 plastic, ceramics, wood, rubber and concrete, its students to learn and ask
composition and properties. them to practice

General Objective 5.0: Demonstrate basic heat treatment on steel

Week Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Construct iron-carbon equilibrium Demonstrate activities 5.1 furnaces, steel


5.2 Carry out some heat treatment exercise e.g and 5.2 for the students to specimen etc.
12-15 hardening, annealing, normalising and learn and ask them to
tempering. perform the activities.
Assess the students

194
Refrigeration and Air-conditioning

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: REFRIGERATION AND AIR-


CODE: MEC 225 CONTACT: 1HRS/WK
CONDITIONING

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 1.0: Understand the basic principles of refrigeration


Week
Specific Learning Out come Teacher Activities Resources

1.1 Describe reversed cannot cycle Ask students to: explain the Recommended
1.2 Explain the basic concepts of reversed carnot cycle, explain the textbooks, Lecture
refrigeration basic concepts of refrigerator, notes, Chalkboard,
1.3 Define the terms: (1) Refrigerating define the terms Chalk.
effect (2) Coefficient of performance (3) describe the functions of each
1
dew point, dry bulb, and wet bulb component.
temperatures, humidity and relative Assess the students
humidity.
1.4 Describe the functions of each
component

General Objective 2.0: Know the basic tools and equipment used in refrigeration practice

Week Specific Learning Out come Teacher Activities Resources

2.1 List common hand tools used in Ask students to: Hand cutting tools
refrigeration workshop List common hand tools used in flaring tools, gas
2.2 Explain the use of each tool named in refrigeration workshop welding equipment
2.1 Explain the use of each hand
2.3 List common equipment used in tool
refrigeration workshop e.g. manifold List common equipment used in
2
gauge, leak detecting instruments etc refrigeration workshop
2.4 Explain the use of each of the items Explain the use of each
name in 2.3 equipment listed
Carryout appropriate operations
using the tools and equipment.
Assess the students

195
PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: REFRIGERATION AND AIR-


CODE: MEC 225 CONTACT: 1HRS/WK
CONDITIONING

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 3.0: Understand the various types of practical refrigeration cycles

Week Specific Learning Out come Teacher Activities Resources

3.1 List the various types of refrigeration Ask students to: -do-
cycles - List the various
3.2 Describe cycles in 3.1 types of
3.3 Describe the principles of absorption refrigeration
system cycles.
3.4 Explain the functions of the basic - Describe the
components of absorption system. cycles listed
- Describe the
principles of
3-4
absorption
system
- Explain the
functions of the
basic
components of
absorption
system. Assess
the students

196
PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: REFRIGERATION AND AIR- CONTACT:


CODE: MEC 225
CONDITIONING 1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 4.0: Understand the various types of practical refrigeration cycles and know the
functions and properties of refrigerants

Week Specific Learning Out come Teacher Activities Resources

4.1 Define refrigerant Ask students to: Recommended


4.2 List common refrigerants - Define refrigerant textbooks, Lecture
4.3 State the applications of refrigerants - List common notes, Chalkboard,
in 3.2 refrigerants Chalk.
4.4 State the properties of a refrigerant - State the
4.5 Explain the differences between application of listed
primary and secondary refrigerants refrigerant
4.6 Describe visibility and phase - State properties of
separation. refrigerant
4.7 Describe the pressure temperature - Explain the
relationships of common refrigerants difference between
4.8 Describe the effects of refrigerants on primary and
piping materials secondary refrigerant
4.9 State the safety precautions in the - Describe the effects
5 storage of refrigerants refrigerant on piping
4.10 Explain the suitability of each materials
refrigerant for application in (I) domestic - The merits of each
refrigerator (ii) cold room for food refrigerant for
preservation (iii) air conditioning unit. (iv) particular
the refrigerant /absorbent combinations applications.
in the vapour absorption - List refrigerant
absorbent pains
used in vapour
absorption systems.
- Explain the
relationship of
common refrigerant
- Assess the
students

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: REFRIGERATION AND AIR-


CODE: MEC 225 CONTACT: 1HRS/WK
CONDITIONING

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 5.0: Know the reasons for and the methods of lubrication in refrigeration

Week Specific Learning Out come Teacher Activities Resources

5.1 List the required properties of Ask student to: Recommended


compressor oil - List required textbooks, Lecture
5.5 Explain the term pouring point, close properties of notes, Chalkboard,
point and dielectric strength for lubricants compressor oil Chalk.
5.3 Describe methods of lubrication and - Explain the
the mechanism of oil pumps terms as applied
6 to lubrication
- Describe
lubrication
methods in
refrigeration
systems. Assess
the students

General Objective 6.0: Know the procedure of recharging refrigeration circuit

Week Specific Learning Out come Teacher Activities Resources

6.1 Describe safe methods of transferring Ask students to:


refrigerants to service cylinders. Describe safe methods of
6.2 Describe cove it storage conditions handling refrigerants
6.3 Describe correct storage methods, Explain when liquid charging is
identifying when liquid charging is required
7
permissible and when vapour charging is Explain when vapour charging is
advisable required
6.4 State the circumstances when (I) Explain the service cylinder
toxic products may be produced (ii) there positions in both charging
is the risk of an explosion. techniques.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: REFRIGERATION AND AIR-


CODE: MEC 225 CONTACT: 1HRS/WK
CONDITIONING

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 7.0: Know the various applications of refrigeration

Week Specific Learning Out come Teacher Activities Resources

7.1 Explain the use of a refrigerating unit Ask student to: Recommended
in an air-conditioning system - Explain the use textbooks, Lecture
7.2 List examples of other common of refrigeration in notes, Chalkboard,
refrigeration systems for industrial Air-conditioning Chalk.
applications - List common
7.3 Describe a typical layout for cold refrigeration
rooms systems that
7.4 List the safety requirements for have industrial
8 industrial ammonia plants application
- Sketch a layout
for cold room
- Explain safety
needs for
industrial
ammonia plants.
- Assess the
students

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: REFRIGERATION AND CONTACT:


CODE: MEC 225
AIR-CONDITIONING 1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 8.0: Know the function of an air-conditioning system for a building

Week Specific Learning Out come Teacher Activities Resources

8.1 Define the term air- Ask students to Recommended


conditioning. - Define air-conditioning textbooks,
8.2 List the reasons why air- - State reasons for Lecture notes,
condition may be provided in a providing air-conditioning in Chalkboard,
building. buildings. Chalk.
8.3 Differentiate between - Explain the difference Recommended
comfort and industrial air- between air-conditioning for textbooks,
conditioning system. comfort and air Lecture notes,
8.4 Distinguish between - conditioning for industrial Chalkboard,
package, unit and central air- purpose. Chalk.
conditioning systems. - Explain the difference
8.5 Sketch the cycle and list between package unit air
the main components of a unit conditioner and central air-
air-condition conditioning system.
8.6 Sketch the equipment used - Make a sketch of package
in an air-conditioning system air-conditioning unit and
9 - 14
e.g. cooler, batteries, indicate the components by
humidifier, fan etc. proper labeling
8.7 State the functions of each - Make sketches of the
item of equipment named in different components
7,6. - Explain the functions of
8.8 Describe typical layouts of each equipment listed
central air-conditioning central - Make a sketch of the
air-conditioning system. layout of a central air
8.9 Explain the source of condition system
various load imposed on the - List the sources of cooling
air-conditioning plant like solar load
heat gain, filtration etc. - Explain some of the ways
8.10 List the techniques by by which heat gains may
which some of the loads be reduced
imposed on air-conditioning
plant may be reduced.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT HOURS
COURSE: REFRIGERATION AND A/C COURSE CODE: MEC 225
HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 1.0: Identify component parts and working of refrigeration system
Week
Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Identify component parts of Demonstrate the activities A refrigerator


refrigeration system. in 1.1 and 1.2 and ask the
1-4
1.2 Demonstrate the functioning of the students to perform the
component parts. activities.

General Objective 2.0: Carry out repairs and services in a refrigerator

Week Specific Learning Out come Teacher Activities Resources

2.1 Identify the equipment used in Demonstrate activities 2.1 Hand cutting tools, flaring
refrigeration workshop e.g manifold to 2.3 for the students to tools, gas weigh equipment
gauge, leak detecting instruments, etc. learn and ask them to
2.2 Perform cutting, flaring bending and practice
5-7
joining of tubes using appropriate tools Assess the students.
and equipment.
2.3 Identify vapour absorption system and
its requirements

General Objective 3.0: Demonstrate refrigeration cycles and properties of refrigerant

Week Specific Learning Out come Teacher Activities Resources

3.1 Identify various refrigerant and its Demonstrate the activities Refrigerants,
applications. in 3.1 to 3.3 for the students Refrigeration/Air conditioning
3.2 Use refrigeration and air air condition to learn and ask the demonstration unit
demonstration unit to illustrate the effect students to practice.
of: (i) pressure on temperature (ii) cooling Assess the students
8-10
water rate on condenser and evaporator
temperatures.
3.3 Observe safety precaution in the
workshop and in the storage of
refrigerants
General Objective 4.0: Demonstrate skills in lubrication of refrigerator
Week Specific Learning Out come Teacher Activities Resources
4.1 Identify the lubrication points in a Demonstrate the activities Lubricants, Oil pumps
refrigerator in 4.1 and 4.2 for the Refrigerator, etc
11 4.2 Carry out lubrication operation in a students learn and allow the
refrigerator using appropriate equipment students to practice.
e.g oil pumps. Assess the students

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONTACT HOURS
COURSE: REFRIGERATION AND A/C COURSE CODE: MEC 225
HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 5.0: Demonstrate the procedures of recharging refrigeration circuit

Week Specific Learning Out come Teacher Activities Resources

5.1 Conduct leakage detection tests. Demonstrate the activities Halide torch, Manifold
5.2 Purge charge and re-charge domestic in 5.1 to 5.3 for the students gauge, Hoses, connector,
refrigeration and window air-conditioning to learn and allow them to vacuum pump, Hand tools,
12
units. practice. etc
5.3 Dismantle, service and assemble a
frigerator.

General Objective 6.0: Demonstrate skills in the overhaul of an - air conditioner

Week Specific Learning Out come Teacher Activities Resources

6.1 Dismantle, service and reassemble a Demonstrate activities 6.1 Complete tool box, Text
window type air-conditioner. and 6.2 for the students to equipment etc.
13-15 6.2 Dismantle, service, reassemble and learn and allow them to
test a compressor unit of an air- practice.
conditioner. Assess the students

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Plant Services and Maintenance

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Course: PLANT SERVICES AND Contact Hours:


Course Code: MEC 226
MAINTENANCE 2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 1.0: Know the general Safety Rules for maintenance
Week
Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Describe, install, use and maintain 1.3 Ask the students to inspect Chalk, Blackboard
the following: Ropes and Chains, workshops and write reports of their Manuals,
Collars and Kates Tripod and shear safety aspects. Recommended
legs, Forklift and pulley block, Mobile 1.4 Ask the students to describe, install, textbooks, Lecture
and overhead cranes, Derrick and use and maintain the following: (i) Ropes notes, Ropes and
gantry. and Chains, (ii) Collars and Kates, (iii) Chairs pulley
1-2
1.2 List and explain the safety rules for Tripod and shear legs, (iv) Forklift and boice.
maintenance. pulley block, (v) Mobile and overhead
cranes, (vi) Derrick and gantry,) Ropes
and chains
1.5 Illustrate with examples and diagrams
and make notes

General Objective 2.0: Know installation and commissioning of machinery

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 State factors affecting plant 1.6 Ask the students to state properties of -do-
installation such as weight; size concrete, wood and bricks for plant
Stability, rigidity, and running speed. installation
2.2 State properties of concrete wood 1.7 Ask the students to describe typical
and bricks for plant installation machine foundation
2.3 Describe typical machine 1.8 Ask the students to identify the
foundations different foundation bolts
1.9 Ask the students to state the use of
3-4
vibration isolation
1.10 Ask the students to check leveling of
1.11 Machines with block level and
inclinometer
1.12 Ask the students perform alignment
tests for machine parts using straight
edge, autocollimator e.t.c
1.13 Assess the studentst

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Course: PLANT SERVICES AND Contact Hours:


Course Code: MEC 226
MAINTENANCE 2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 3.0: Know how to install and maintain different types of bearings

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Explain the functions of a bearing Ask the students to explain the Chalkboard
inclinometer functions of bearing. Recommended
3.2 State different types of bearing Ask the students to state the textbooks, Manuals,
3.3 State the applications of the applications of the bearings 3.2 lecture notes, etc.
bearings listed in 3.2 Ask the students to explain Dusters
3.4 Explain common bearing faults common bearing fault.
3.5. State causes of bearing failure Ask the students to explain the
5-6
3.6 Explain the effects of lubrication effects of lubrication system.
systems Assess the students.
3.7 Describe typical lubrication system Ask the students to draw schematic
3.8 Know common fault in lubrication diagram of a lubrication system and
system identify where problems and what
type of problems may arise.
Assess the students

General Objective 4.0: Understand the application of different methods of power transmission

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Describe belt, chain, gear and Ask the students to describe belt, - do -
shaft transmission chain, gear and shaft transmission.
4.2 Explain the working principles of Ask the students to explain the
each of the transmission system in 4.1 working principles of each of the
4.3 Describe the working principles of transmission 4.1
rigid, flexible, disc and universal Ask the students to describe the
7-8
coupling. working principles of rigid, flexible,
4.4 Describe different coupling e.g disc and universal coupling
key, spline etc. Assess the students
4.5 Describe the maintenance
procedure for various transmission
systems.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Course: PLANT SERVICES AND Contact Hours:


Course Code: MEC 226
MAINTENANCE 2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 5.0: Describe and use different types of flow equipment

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Explain the functions of different 1.14 Ask the students to explain the Chalkboard
components in a typical hydraulic functions of different components in Recommended
system. a typical hydraulic system. textbooks, Lecture
5.2 Describe causes and methods of 1.15 Ask the students to describe notes, Manuals,
preventing contamination of fluids. causes and methods of preventing Chalkboard, Chalk,
5.3 Explain the principles of operation contamination of fluids. Duster, etc.
of valves 1.16 Ask the students to explain the
5.4 List and explain fluid flow control principles of operation of valves.
9 valves. 1.17 Assess the students
5.5 Describe different packing seals. 1.18 Ask the students to describe
5.6 Explain constructional details and fluid flow control values
requirements of different hydraulic 1.19 Ask the students to explain
pumps constructional details and
requirements of different hydraulic
pumps.
1.20 Illustrate with diagrams and
make notes.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Course: PLANT SERVICES AND Contact Hours:


Course Code: MEC 226
MAINTENANCE 2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 6.0: Understand boiler operation steam generation, steam distribution, and use
and maintain boiler system

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 Explain the functions of a Illustrate and explain the activities Recommended
maintenance group. in 6.1 to 6.5 and textbooks, Lecture
6.2 Distinguish between corrective, ask the students to do the following notes, Manuals,
preventive and breakdown 1.21 to explain the functions of a Chalkboard, Chalk,
maintenance. maintenance group and distinguish Duster, etc.
6.3 Explain the planned mainteance between corrective and preventive
and permit-to-work systems. maintenance.
6.4 Describe the following stores 1.22 to explain the planned
procedures: maintenance and
10 1.1 Ordering of spare 1.23 permit-to-work systems, and
parts describe all the stores procedures.
1.2 Raising of Local 1.24 explain the significance of
Purchase Order (LPO) material handling in maintenance.
1.3 Storing of spare
parts
1.4 Requisitioning of
stores
6.5 Explain the significance of
materials handling in maintenance.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Course: PLANT SERVICES AND Contact Hours:


Course Code: MEC 226
MAINTENANCE 2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective 7.0: Understand the principles of maintenance planning

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

7.1 Discuss the different types of 1.25 Ask the students to discuss Recommended
pumps. the different types of pumps. textbooks, Lecture
7.2 Explain the main features of 1.26 Ask the students to explain the notes, Manuals,
centrifugal and submersible pump main feature of centrifugal pumps. Chalkboard, Chalk,
7.3 Describe the common pump 1.27 Ask the students to describe Duster, Pipes, etc.
problems and their remedies the common pumps problems and
11-12 7.4 Describe a typical water their remedies.
distribution system. 1.28 Ask the students to describe a
typical water distribution system.
1.29 Ask the students to explain the
use of drainage and enlarged main
branch supply lines.
1.30 Assess the students

General Objective: 8.0: Understand boiler operation, steam generation, steam distribution, and use
and maintain boiler system

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

8.1 Explain the operation boiler. 1.31 Illustrate activities in 8.1 to 8.5 Boilers
8.2 Explain the use of steam with diagrams and make notes Recommended
separators and reducing valves. where necessary. textbooks, Lecture
8.3 Explain the color codes in piping notes, Manuals,
practice Chalkboard, Chalk,
13
8.4 Explain the arrangement of steam Duster
supply for process heating. Sore for solid fuel, liquid
8.5 Explain the use of (i) providing fuel and gaseous fuel
drainage expansion join and (ii) Chalkboard, duster, etc.
Enlarge main and branch supply lines.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Course: PLANT SERVICES AND Contact Hours:


Course Code: MEC 226
MAINTENANCE 2HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENT

General Objective: 9.0: Understand the operation, construction and maintenance of compressors

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

9.1 Explain constructional details of 1.32 Ask the students to prepare a Recommended
compressor. sketch of layout pipes for textbooks, Lecture
9.2 List maintenance requirements of distribution. notes, Manuals,
compressors. 1.33 Ask the students to explain the Chalkboard, Chalk,
9.3 Describe problems of air storage use of stream separators and Duster, etc.
and distribution. reducing valves.
9.4 Explain types of air receiver and 1.34 Ask the students to identify the
mixture separator. colours codes in piping practice.
9.5 State and explain the common 1.35 Ask the students to explain the
types of pneumatic safety and control arrangement of steam supply for
systems. process heating.
1.36 Ask the students to explain the
constructional details of
compressor.
14-15 1.37 Ask the students to list
maintenance requirements of
compressor.
1.38 Ask the students to describe
problems of air storage and
distribution.
1.39 Ask the students to explain
types of air receivers and mixture
separator.
1.40 Ask the students to describe
the common of pneumatic safety
and control systems.
1.41 Illustrate with diagrams and
make notes accordingly.
- Assess the students

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: PLANT SERVICES AND


COURSE CODE: MEC 226 CONTACT HOURS 2HRS/WK
MAINTENANCE

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 1.0: Demonstrate skills in installation and maintenance machinery


Week
Special Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Install use and maintain the Demonstrate activities 1.1 to Block level, chnometer, straignt
following ropes and chains, collers 1.6 for the students to learn edge, machine part,
and shear legs, forklift and pulley and ask them to carry out the Autocollimator etc, Cement and
block, mobile and overhead cranes, activities. concrete making materials and
Retick and gantry. Assess the students tools.
1.2 Observe safety rules.
1.3 Identify the different foundation
boilts isolations.
1-3
1.4 Check leveling of machines with
block level and clinometer.
1.5 Perform alignment tests for
machine parts using straight edge
auto collimator, etc.
1.6 Prepare plans for installing some
machines like lathe, drilling machine,
compressor, etc.

General Objective 2.0: Demonstrate skills in the installation and maintenance of bearing

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Identify different types of Demonstrate activities 2.1 to Bearings,


bearing. 2.4 for the students to learn Lubricants, etc
4-5 2.2 Install bearing and allow them to practice.
2.3 Identify causes of bearing failure Assess the students
2.4 Carry out lubrication of bearing

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: PLANT SERVICES AND


COURSE CODE: MEC 226 CONTACT HOURS 2HRS/WK
MAINTENANCE

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 3.0: Demonstrate skills in maintenance of power transmission system

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Identify belt, chain, gear and Bearing extractor Chalkboard


shaft transmission. Puller Recommended textbooks,
3.2 Assemble and maintain belt, Bearings Lecture notes, Manuals, etc.
chain, gear and shaft transmission. Complete
3.3 Dismantle and assemble rigid, Tools box
6-8 flexible, disc and universal coupling. Diagnose and inspection
3.4 Identify different couplings e. equipment.
key, spline etc
3.5 Use appropriate lubricants for
various transmission systems.
3.6 Diagnose transmission fault.

General Objective 4.0: Demonstrate skills in the application of fluid flow equipment

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Identify and maintain fluid flow Demonstrate activities in 4.1 Compute tool box
control valves. to 4.4 for the students to Valves Hydraulic pumps.
4.2 Identify different packing seals learn and ask them to carry
9 4.3 Dismantle and assemble various out the activities.
valves. Assess the students
4.4 Dismantle hydraulic pumps and
examine ineranl

General Objective 5.0: Demonstrate skill in the installation and maintenance of pumps

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Identify different types of pumps. Demonstrate 5.1 to 5.6 for Pumps
5.2 Install and maintain pumps the students to learn and Complete tool box
5.3 Identify common pump problems allow them to practice Centrifugal pump
and solutions Assess the students. Submersible
5.4 Design a typical water Pumps.
10-11
distribution system.
5.5 Select pipes and pipe joints for
water supply.
5.6 Dismantle and rebuild centrifugal
and submersible pumps

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: PLANT SERVICES AND


COURSE CODE: MEC 226 CONTACT HOURS 2HRS/WK
MAINTENANCE

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 6.0 Demonstrate skills in use, maintenance and operation of boiler/piping

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 Operate boilers Demonstrate activities in 6.1 Boiler and accessories


6.2 Repair and maintain boiler and to 6.6 for the students to Complete tool box
its accessories. learn and allow them to Pipe fittings and lagging, etc.
6.3 Store solid, liquid and gaseous practice the activities.
fuel as per specification. Assess the students
12
6.4 Select correct pipe size and lay
out for distribution.
6.5 Install pipe fittings and laggings.
6.6 Identify the colour codes in
piping practice.

General Objective 7.0 Demonstrate skills in the maintenance and operation of compressor

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

7.1 Identify types and constructional Demonstrate the activities in Compressors,


details of compressor 7.1 to 7.8 for the students to Pipe tools
7.2 Observe common types of learn and ask the students to Pneumatic tools, etc.
pneumatic safety and control system perform the activities.
7.3 Select correct sizes of pipes for Assess the students
compressed air distribution with
provision for inspection and
drainage.
13-15 7.4 Lay out pipes in 7.3
7.5 Install ring-main type distribution
of compressed air
7.6 Operate air supply and
distribution systems
7.7 Dismantle and assemble
reciprocating, rotary, and axial flow
compressor.
7.8 Repair pneumatic tools

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Automotive Technology and Practice

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: AUTOMOTIVE Contact Hours:


Course Code: MEC 227
TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE 1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective: 1.0: Understand historical and technical developments of the motion vehicle and
Week the emergence of the piston type Internal combustion engines.
Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Discuss the development of Ask students to: Charts and pictures of
the motor vehicle - Explain the the chronological
1.2 Know the various prime development of the motor evolution of the
movers e.g. (i) the steam engine vehicle from the point of vehicles.
(ii) the electric motor (iii) internal view of the need of man Standard automobile
combustion engine. to travel over long workshop.
1.3 State the advantages and distance. (A visit to existing
disadvantages of 1.2. - Describe the evolution workshop is
1.4 Know the role of the of prime movers in recommended).
automotive engineering chronological order Recommended
1 technologist and the set-up in stating the deficiencies of textbooks, Lecture
the automotive industry. one leading to the notes, Manuals,
development of the other. Chalkboard, Chalk,
- Describe the various Duster, etc.
arms of the automotive
industry
- Automotive services, -
Auto dealers.
- Auto spare parts, Auto
fleet garages.
Assess the students

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: AUTOMOTIVE Contact Hours:


Course Code: MEC 227
TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE 1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 2.0: Understand the fundamental cycles of operation of the petrol, diesel and other
internal combustion engines.

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Know the features of the 4 Ask students to write a convincing Sectioned 4-stroke
stroke petrol engine and recommendation for requisition of a diesel engine.
describe its cycles of operation particular type of automobile for a Sectioned 2-stroke
of 2.1 particular purpose. diesel engine
2.2 Know the features of the 4- Ask students to match Sectioned 4-stroke
stroke diesel engine and features/projections of an auto-engine to petrol engine
describe its cycle of operation. service requirement. Sectioned 2-stroke
2.3 Compare the advantages Assess the students petrol engine.
and disadvantages of 2.1 and Recommended
2 2.2. textbooks, Lecture
2.4 Know the features of the 2- notes, Manuals,
Stroke petrol engine and Chalkboard, Chalk,
describe its cycle of operation. Duster, etc.
2.5 Know the features of the 2-
stroke diesel engine and
describe its cycle of operation
2.6 Compare the advantages
and disadvantages of 2.4 and
2.5.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: AUTOMOTIVE Contact Hours:


Course Code: MEC 227
TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE 1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 3.0: Understand the component parts of an auto engine

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Know the following terms Ask students to explain and show or Recommended
- top dead demonstrate the following: textbooks, Lecture
centre - top dead centre notes, Manuals,
- piston stroke - piston stroke and piston Chalkboard, Chalk,
and piston displacement Duster, etc.
displacement - cylinder bore
- cylinder bore - bottom dead centre
- bottom dead - swept volume
centre Derive mathematical equations for swept
- swept volume volume, mean effective pressure, engine
- mean effective torque, engine compressor ratio
pressure Show mathematically that indicated
- engine torque power is directly proportional to swept
- engine volume.
compression Ask the students to distinguish amongst
and the various engine components.
3
compression Illustrate with diagrams and make notes
ratio Assess the students
- indicate brake
power
3.2 Describe the main functions
of the components of the fuel
system of a petrol engine.
3.3 Describe the main function
of the components of the fuel
system of a diesel engine.
3.4 Describe the main functions
of the components of the fuel
system of a petrol engine.
3.5 Describe the main function
of the components of the fuel
system of a diesel engine.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: AUTOMOTIVE Contact Hours:


Course Code: MEC 227
TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE 1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 4.0: Understand the fuel system of petrol and diesel engine

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Draw the line diagram for the Ask the students to draw the line diagram - do -
fuel system for petrol & diesel for the fuel system for petrol/diesel
4 engines. engines
4.2 Describe the functions of the
exhaust system.

General Objective 5.0: Understand engine cooling and lubrication

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Describe the operation and Ask students to describe engine-cooling Recommended
identify the component parts of system with well-labelled diagrams. textbooks, Lecture
air-cooling. Ask students to describe engine notes, Manuals,
5.2 Describe the operation and lubrication emphasizing the importance of Chalkboard, Chalk,
identify the component parts of lubrication in maintenance Duster, etc.
pressurized cooling system
5.3 Draw the flow diagram in 5.1
& 5.2.
5
5.4 State the function and
identify the components parts of
a lubricating system
5.5 Use line diagram to explain
the operation of the free-flow by-
pass lubricating systems.
5.6 State common lubricants
and their uses.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: AUTOMOTIVE Contact Hours:


Course Code: MEC 227
TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE 1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 6.0: Know the minor electrical components of a vehicle and describe their
functions.

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 List the major electrical Ask students to do all the Specific -do-
components of a vehicle. Learning Out come.
6.2 Explain the purpose of the Illustrate with examples and diagrams
battery and make notes.
6.3 Explain the constructional Assess the students
details of the lead-acid battery.
6.4 Explain the constructional
6 details of the alkaline battery.
6.5 Describe the changing and
disc changing processes of the
two types of battery.
6.6 State the functions of the
alternator.
6.7 Describe a simple starting
system.

General Objective 7.0: Know the major electrical components of a vehicle and describe their
functions.

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

7.1 Describe a simple starting Ask students to describe, lighted Recommended


system. electrical parts. textbooks, Lecture
7.2 Describe a simple coil Ask students to distinguish between the notes, Manuals,
ignition system. various electrical parts Chalkboard, Chalk,
7.3 Describe the function of the Duster, etc.
following electrical components:
7
(i) Lights
(i) Trafficators
(iii) Windscreen
wipers
7.4 Distinguish between +ve and
-ve earth systems.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: AUTOMOTIVE Contact Hours:


Course Code: MEC 227
TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE 1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 8.0: Understand the general principles of the transmission systems.

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

8.1 List/draw in block diagrams Ask students to: Recommended


the component parts of the - Lst/draw in block textbooks, Lecture
transmission system. diagrams the component notes, Manuals,
8.2 State the functions and parts of the transmission Chalkboard, Chalk,
identify the following system. Duster, etc.
8 components parts of the - state the functions and
transmission system: identify the following
- the clutch components parts of the
- the gear box transmission system (:i)
the clutch (ii) the gear box
Illustrate with diagrams and make notes

General Objective 9.0: Understand the general principles of the transmission systems.

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

9.1 Describe the transmission Illustrate with diagrams and make notes -do-
layout of the front and rear
wheel drives.
9
9.2 State the need for: (i)
differential unit (ii) propeller
shaft, (iii) drive shaft (iv) axles.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: AUTOMOTIVE Contact Hours:


Course Code: MEC 227
TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE 1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 10.0: Know the construction processes of vehicle bodies

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

10.1 List the component parts of Ask the students to: Recommended
the vehicle body and identify. - List the component textbooks, Lecture
10.2 Describe the main types of parts of the vehicle body notes, Manuals,
body construction such as: (i) and identify. Chalkboard, Chalk,
composite (ii) preformed section - Describe the main types Duster, etc.
(iii) pressed steel (iv) reinforced of body construction such
plastics (v) wood. as: (i) composite (ii)
10.3 Describe the truss preformed section (iii)
structures of a typical vehicle pressed steel (iv)
body. reinforced plastics (v)
10.4 Describe the sub- wood.
assemblies of a typical custom- - Explain the truss
built body structure. structures of a typical
10.5 Describe the processes vehicle body.
involved in the work of: - Describe the sub-
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- the vehicle assemblies of a typical
body filler custom-built body
- the panel structure.
beater/sheet - Describe the processes
metal worker involved in the work of:
- painter - - the
trimmer vehicle
body filler
- the
panel
beater/sh
eet metal
worker
- painter
- trimmer.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: AUTOMOTIVE Contact Hours:


Course Code: MEC 227
TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE 1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 11.0: Understand the principles of steering mechanisms

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

11.1 Describe the steering gear Ask the students to: Recommended
layout of (a) rack and opinion (b) - Describe the steering textbooks, Lecture
worm and worm wheel. gear layout of (a) rack notes, Manuals,
11.2 State the Ackerman and opinion (b) worm and Chalkboard, Chalk,
principles as applied to steering worm wheel. Duster, etc.
linkage - State the Ackerman
11.3 State the need for correct principles as applied to
front-wheel alignment steering linkage
11 11.4 Describe toe in and toe - State the need for
out of front wheels. correct front-wheel
11.5 State the principles alignment
underlying caster and camber - Describe toe in and
angles and kingpin inclination. toe out of front wheels.
- State the principles
underlying caster and
camber angles and
kingpin inclination.

General Objective 12.0: Know types of tyres and its care

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

12.1 Describe various types of Ask students to: vehicle tyres/tubes.


tyres used in motor vehicle e.g. - Describe various tyres Recommended
(i) tube and tubeless tyres (ii) - State tyre sizes Illustrate textbooks, Lecture
cross-ply and radial ply. with diagrams and make notes, Manuals,
12.2 State the safety notes. Chalkboard, Chalk,
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precautions in tyre servicing. Duster, etc.
12.3 Know how to measure tyre
pressure sizes.
12.4 Know acceptable safe tyre
conditions.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: AUTOMOTIVE Contact Hours:


Course Code: MEC 227
TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE 1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 13.0: Know the braking systems and their operating principles

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

13.1 Describe with the aid of Ask students to: Recommended


sketches the layout of a single - Describe with the aid of textbooks, Lecture
line hydraulic braking system. sketches the layout of a notes, Manuals,
13.2 Describe with the aid of single line hydraulic Chalkboard, Chalk,
sketches the action of a braking system. Duster, etc.
hydraulically operated: (i) drum - Describe with the aid of
brake assembly with leading and sketches the action of a
trailing shoe (ii) Disc-brake hydraulically operated: (i)
assembly. drum brake assembly
13
13.3 Describe with the aid of with leading and trailing
sketches, the layout and shoe (ii) Disc-brake
operation of a hand brake assembly.
mechanism together with its - Describe with the aid of
means of compensation. sketches, the layout and
operation of a hand brake
mechanism together with
its means of
compensation.

General Objective 14.0: Know the braking systems and their operating principles

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

14.1 State the reasons for the Ask the students to: Recommended
use of hydraulically operated - State the reasons for textbooks, Lecture
brakes on vehicles. the use of hydraulically notes, Manuals,
14.2 List the safety precautions operated brakes on Chalkboard, Chalk,
related to a hydraulic brake vehicles. Duster, etc. Electronic
14 system. - List the safety fuel
14.3 State the functions of a precautions related to a
servo unit. hydraulic brake systems
14.4 Identify 4-wheel drive State the functions of a servo unit.
vehicles and their distinct Illustrate with examples and diagrams
features and make notes.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: AUTOMOTIVE Contact Hours:


Course Code: MEC 227
TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE 1HRS/WK

Course Specification: THEORETICAL CONTENTS

General Objective 15.0: Know the modern features of the automobile

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

15.1 Explain the Electronic fuel Ask students to identify and compare -do-
injector (EFI) system as it and contrast the advantages and
replaces the carburetor disadvantages in the modern evolutions in
15.2 State and explain the vehicles
component parts of power Assess the students
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steering.
15.3 Describe the features of the
electronic spark ignition as it
replaces the contact-breaker
unit.

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY & CONTACT HOURS


COURSE CODE: MEC 227
PRACTICE 21HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 1.0: Understand the basic engine dimensions that influence the engine power
Week rating
Special Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Identify engine components such as crank Demonstrate the activities in Venier calipers,
case, cylinder head, crank shaft, camshaft, 1.1 to 1.3 for the students to Micrometer screw
piston, connecting tod, sump, piston rings, learn and ask them to carry guage, torque wrench,
timing chain, gudgeon pin, push rods, etc. out the activities. etc.
1
1.2 Examine each components and determine Assess the students Complete knocked
wear and tear visually and by using down (CKD) engine
measuring instruments and gauge. component Engine test
1.3 Observe safety rules. bed Inspection fit.

General Objective 2.0: Demonstrate skills in the service and maintenance of fuel system.

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Perform the following auto workshop Demonstrate all the activities Complete tool box
activities: for students to learn and ask Live vehicle.
- Replace fuel filter them to practice.
- Replace faulty fuel pump Assess the students
and adjust carburetor.
- Bleed the fuel system
2
- Adjust valve for correct
clearance
- Carry out a compression
test
- Service fuel injectors and
filter

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY & CONTACT HOURS


COURSE CODE: MEC 227
PRACTICE 21HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 3.0: Demonstrate skills in service and maintenance of engine cooling and
lubrication system

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

3.1 Perform the following auto workshop Demonstrate the activities Engine test bed
activities: for the students to learn and Complete tools box
- Change engine oil and oil ask them to carry out the Live vehicle
3 filter activities.
- Adjust fan belt tension Assess the students
- Change radiator water hose
- Flush radiator.

General Objective 4.0: Demonstrate skills in the service and maintenance auto electrical components

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

4.1 Perform the following auto workshop Demonstrate the activities Test rings for electrical
activities: for the students to learn and components
- Check batterys state of allow them to perform the
charge using hydrometer. activities.
- Clean and/or replace Assess the students.
battery terminals.
- Charge battery.
- Remove and replace
alternator assembly.
- Clean and set contact
4
breaker point
- Remove wiper and starter
motor and replace the
brushes.
- Replace fuses in electrical
system
- Set spark plug with feeler
gauge and
- Check and adjust ignition
timing

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY & CONTACT HOURS


COURSE CODE: MEC 227
PRACTICE 21HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 5.0: Demonstrate skills in the service and maintenance of transmission system

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

5.1 Identify the clutch and the gear box Demonstrate the activities in Complete tool box
5.2 Perform the following activities: 5.1 and 5.2 for the students Engine service pit
- Adjust clutch pedal to learn and ask them to Complete test bed
clearance for mechanically carry out all the activities. Live vehicle.
controlled clutches Assess the students.
5
- Check transmission oil level
and top up for a gear box
- Check transmission oil level
and top-up for a differential
gear box unit.

General Objective 6.0: Demonstrate skills in the service and maintenance of steeling mechanism

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

6.1 Perform the following auto workshop Demonstrate the activities in Steering gear box,
activities: 6.1 for the students to learn Steering rack and pinion
- Wheel alignment and and allow them to practice Wheel alignment
balancing. the activities. machine
6
- Adjust from wheel tapered Assess the students Wheel balancing
roller bearings machine
- Refill and replace shock Old and new shock
absorbers absorber

General Objective 7.0: Demonstrate skills in service and maintenance of tyres

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

7.1 Perform the following auto workshop Demonstrate the activities in Type pressure gauge
activities: 7.1 for the students to learn Suspension link
- Check linkages for near and and ask them to perform all Tyre tread depth gauge
tear and carry out necessary the activities. Tyre remover equipment
7 repairs. Assess the students. Tie level
- Check for correct tyre Vehicle tyres/tubes
pressure Tool box
- Check for tyre wear
- Vulcanizer a punctured tube

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PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COURSE: AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY & CONTACT HOURS


COURSE CODE: MEC 227
PRACTICE 21HRS/WK

Course Specification: PRACTICAL CONTENT

General Objective 8.0: Demonstrate skills in the service and maintenance of braking system

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

8.1 Perform the following auto workshop Demonstrate the activities in Live vehicles
activities: 8.1 to 8.3 for the students to Brake pads and lining
- Identify the braking system learn and ask them to carry Brake oil
components out all the activities Complete tool box
- Bleed the brake system Assess the students
- Check for leakages in the
brake system and carry out
repairs.
- Replace brake lining and
8-9
pads
8.2 Carry out the following:
- Rekit a brake master cyliner
- Rekit a brake master pot
- Replace a hydraulic brake
pipe

8.3 Identify 4-wheel drive vehicle and its


features.

General Objective 9.0: Mater the features of modern automobile

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

9.1 Identify the component parts of power Demonstrate activities in 9.1 Electronic spark ignition
steering to 9.2 for the students to (ESI) kits.
10-15 9.2 Identify the features of the electronic learn and allow them to Electronic fuel injector
spark ignition as it replaces the contact practice. (EFI)
breaker unit. Assess the students. A modern vehicle.

Assessment Profile: = PRACTICAL 40%

TEST 10%

EXAMINATION 50%

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MEC 200 PROJECT AND PROJECT REPORT WRITING Y2/4TH SEMESTER 0/0/3 HRS/WK

OUTCOMES

On completion of the module, the students should be able to:

1. Understand the practical constructional requirements of the project undertaken


2. Understand the standard format for project report writing

Contact Hours:
Course: PROJECT AND PROJECT REPORT WRITING Course Code: MEC 200
45hrs/wks

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 1.0: Understand the practical constructional requirements of the project
Week undertaken
Specific Learning Outcome: Teachers Activities Resources

1.1 Identify all the components in a given circuit Teacher should give every Chalk, board,
1.2 Explain the functionality of a schematic/block necessary assistance to circuit diagrams,
diagram given for the project. students during supervision layout and
1.3 Plan the layout for the execution of the project textbooks
1-4 on stage-by-stage basis.
1.4 Carry out the execution of the project as
scheduled in (1.3)
1.5 Test the functionality of the completed project.
1.6 Carry out correction of any detected error/faults

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Contact Hours:
Course: PROJECT AND PROJECT REPORT WRITING Course Code: MEC 200
45hrs/wks

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 2.0: Understand the standard format for project report writing

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

2.1 Explain the purpose of each of the following Explain to the students the -do-
sections of a project report. approved format of writing
a. Cover page technical reports Show
b. Title page samples of project reports in
c. Approval page the standard format
d. Declaration page
e. Table of contents
f. Acknowledgements
g. Abstract/Summary
h. List of symbols/abbreviations
i. List of tables
j. List of figures
k. Body of the project report, divided
into chapters
l. References
m. Appendices
5-8
2.2 Explain the standard format of writing items (i) -
(x) in 2.1 above. Arrange the body of the project
report, according to the following chapters:
2.3 Explain the standard format of writing references
in regards to the following:
a. textbooks
b. journals
c. past students projects
d. lecturer notes
e. newspapers/magazine
f. seminars/workshops, etc
2.4 Explain the standard format of presenting
appendices in the form of
a. tables
b. diagrams
c. parts list, graphs, etc

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Contact Hours:
Course: PROJECT AND PROJECT REPORT WRITING Course Code: MEC 200
45hrs/wks

Course Specification: Theoretical Content

General Objective 2.0: Understand the standard format for project report writing

Week Specific Learning Outcome Teachers Activities Resources

Chapter 1 Guide the students to -do-


Introduction: Purpose and scope of the project, present their project reports
principle of operation, limitation in format of technical report
Chapter 2
Literature Review: Review of theory relating to the
project topic, review previous studies, methods or
works done by other authors or previous students
projects.
Chapter 3
Construction: State-by-stage procedure for the
9-15 construction, (including well-labelled working
diagrams and pictures (if need be).
Chapter 4
Testing, Results and Discussion: Test procedures
(including safety precautions),Presentation of results
(including where necessary, tables graphs,
calculators etc)
Chapter 5
Conclusion & Recommendation: Compare results
with theory, stating reasons for difference(s),
recommendations for further work, if need be.

Assessment: The project, report writing and project defence will be awarded 100% of the total score.

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Minimum Equipment List for ND Mechanical Engineering
Technology

PROGRAMME FOR 30 STUDENTS

A. WORKSHOPS

MACHINE SHOP

1. Tool room lathe with the swing of 483 and length of bed 200 mm with Complete accessories 2

2. Centre lathe with the swing of 330 and length of bed 1500 mm with com Plate accessories 8

3. Universal milling machine complete with accessories 2

4. Radial drilling machine complete with accessories (optional) 1

5. Universal engraving machine complete with accessories 1

6. Surface grinding machine complete with accessories 1

7. Sensitive drilling machine. 2

8. Power hacksaw 2

9. Universal cylindrical grinding machine with accessories 1

10. Column/pillar drilling machine 2

11. Arbor press 1

12. Shaping maching with accessories

13. Pedestal grinding machine 2

14. Universal too, and cutter grinder 2

15. Box spanners 10

16. Allen Keys (set) 5 sets

17. Flat screw driver (set) 3 sets

18. Philips screw driver (set) 3 sets

19. Drift punches (various sizes) 4 each

20. Pin punches (set) 3 sets

21. Knurling tools (set) 2 sets

22. Vernier protractor 5

23. Parallel strips (assorted) 10

24. Micrometers outside 0.25 mm 25-50 mm 50-75 mm and sets of Inside micrometers 5

25. Depth gauge 10

26. Steel rule 300 mm 15

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27. Calipers (inside and outside) 15 each

28. Vee block with clamps 4

29. Scribing block 4

30. Surface plate 3

31. Wheel dresser 2

32. Oil can 4

33. Hand reamers (se) 4

34. Machine reamers (set) 4 sets

35. Centre drills (set) 4 sets

36. Twist drills (set) 4 sets

37. Thread chaser (Assorted) 3 each

38. Marking out table 2

39. Combination set 4

40. Screw gauges (assorted) 4

41. Plug gauges (assorted) 4

42. Radius gauges (assorted) 4

43. Dial indicator and stand 4

44. Slip gauges (set) 2

45. Grease gun 4

46. Angle plates 2

47. Engineers square 10

48. Measuring balls/rollers (sets) 2

49. Limit gauges (various types) 5

50. Vernier calipers (various sizes) 5

51. Magnetic base 3

52. Fire extinguisher, water and sand buckets 4 each

II FITTING SHOP

1 Work benches for 30 students

2 Bench vices 30

3 Pillar drilling machine 1

4 Marking out table 1

5 Sensitive bench drilling machine 2

6 Surface plate 2

7 Radial drilling machine 1

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8 Pedestal grinder with drill grinding attachment 1

9 Power hacksaw 1

10 Multi purpose furnace 1

11 Arbor press 1

12 Flat rough file (300 mm) 30

13 Round rough file (300 mm) 30

14 Round smooth file (300 mm) 30

15 Source rough file (300 mm) 30

16 Flat smooth file 250 mm) 30

17 Half round rough file (150 mm) 30

18 Triangular rough file (150 mm) 30

19 Half round smooth file (250 mm) 30

20 Triangular smooth file (150 mm) 30

21 Try-square 30

22 Dividers 30

23 Steel rule 30

24 Wallets of warding file 10 sets

25 Scribers 16

26 Vee block and clamp 2

27 Scribing block 2

28 Centre punches 30

29 Cold chisels (set) 10 sets

30 Scrapers (set) 5

31 Guilotine 2

32 Vernier Caliper 10

33 Hacksaw frame 30

34 Stock and dies (set) metric 3 sets

35 Taps and wrenches (set) metric 3 set

36 Hand drill 2

37 Centre drills Lot

38 Tap extractor (set) 2 sets

39 Screw extractor (set) 4

40 Screw gauges (assorted) 2 sets

41 Screw driver (set) 4 sets

42 Hammers (assorted weight) 30

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43 Wire brush 5

44 Micrometer (assorted) 5

45 Oil can 5

46 Fire extinguisher, water and sand buckets 4 each

47 Measuring tapes 10

48 Feeler gauges 10

49 Rivet gun 6 pairs

50 Goggles 30 pairs

51 Drill set 4 sets

52 Electric Hand drill 2

53 Electric hand grinder/sander 5

54 Vernier height gauge 2

55 Dial indicators and stand 5

56 Mallets (rubber, wood and rawhide) 5 each

57 Number stamps 2 sets

58 Letter stamps 2

59 Hydraulic press 1

60 Punches (cold) 4 sets

61 Plier (assorted) 10

62 Hand shear 5

63 Welding chipping hammer 8

64 Wire brush (bench type) 8

65 Welding shield 8

66 Gloves 15

67 Gas bottle keys 4

68 Welding and cutting burner set 2

69 Gas cylinder truck 2

70 Brazing rods 6 tins

71 Flash gas lighter 4

72 Soldering flux 6 tins

73 Goggle 10

74 Blow lamps 10

75 Steel rule 10

76 Stools 6

77 Try-square 6

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78 Leg vice 2 (opt)

79 Electrode drying oven 1

80 Swing beam folder 1

81 Bending roller 1

82 Double ended buffer and polisher 1

83 Profile cutting machine 1

84 Foot operated guillotine machine 1

85 Assorted cutting snips 10

86 Twist drill sets 4 sets

87 Electric hand drills 2

88 Aprons 10

WELDING AND FABRICATION SHOP

1 Welding transformer 8

2 MIG and MAG welding set 1

3 TIG Welding set 1

4 Acetylene gas cylinder 4

5 Oxygen gas cylinder 4

6 Welding table (gas) 4

7 Welding table (arc) 4

8 Protection screen for five booths for both arc and gas 10

9 Grinding machine (pedestal type) 2

10 Bench drilling machine 2

11 Bench polishing machine 1 (opt)

12 Bench shearing machine 1

13 Power hacksaw 1

14 Bench grinding machine 2

15 Bench vice 6

16 Anvil and stand 2

17 Electrode holder 8

18 Clamp 8

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AUTOMOTIVE SHOP

1 Engine diagnostic equipment 1

2 Hydraulic jack 5

3 Hydraulic press (100 tonne) 1

4 Manual table press 2

5 Standard service pit 2

6 Brake testing equipment with control panel 1

7. Sensitive drilling machine 2

8. Pedestal grinding machine 1

9. Pillar drilling machine 1 (opt)

10 Electric vulcaniser 1

11 Valve grinder 1

12 Workshop service compresser 1

13 Wheel balancing equipment (dynamic type) 1

14 Wheel alignment equipment 2

15 Work benches 4

16 Bench vices 6

17 Pneumatic tyre removal equipment 1

18 Injector pump test bench 1

19 Master Clinder test equipment 1

20 Universal battery charger 1

21 Engine mounting stand 3

22 Hydro-meters 5

23 Trolley Jacks 2

24 Foot operated grease dispenser 2

25 Complete mechanics tool kit 15

26 Electric hand drill 2

27 Breast drill (manual 2

28 Airline pressure gauge 4

29 Portable tyre inflator (manual) 2

30 Tyre repair kit 3

31 Heavy duty tyre changer 1

32 Ram - up to 6 tons capacity 1

33 Tachometer 2

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34 Exhaust gas analyzer 1

35 Lubrication equipment 1

36 Portable crane 1

37 Valve refacer 2

38 Dynamometer 2

39 Cylinder boring machine 2

40 Steam cleaner 1

41 Diesel fuel pump test stand 1

42 Carburetor service kit 1

43 Chain wrench (for removing oil filter) 2

44 Portable vehicle hoist 1

45 Battery coil tester 2

46 Piston ring removal 2

47 Ignition coil tester 2

48 Snychroscope (distributor tester) 2

49 Spark plug tester 2

50 Pullers (various sizes) 6

51 Grease gun 6

52 Cylinder ridge remover 6

53 Engine sump drainer 6

54 Honing machine 1

55 Crankshaft grinder 1

56 Armature lathe 1

57 Head light tester 2

58 Oil can 6

59 2 stroke diesel engine 3

61 4 Cylinder diesel engine 2

62 6 Cylinder petrol engine 2

63 Clutch testing machine 1

64 Fire extinguishers, water, foam, dry powder, and sand buckets 1

65 Life and dead vehicles 6 each

66 Spanners of assorted types and sizes

67 Transparent engine, gear boxes (for demonstration) 1

68 Automotive engine test bed 1

69 Steering geometry measuring device 1

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70 Vibration meter 1

71 Electrolytic tester 1

72 Fuel consumption measuring system 1

73 Flash point apparatus 1

74 Test rig for electric fuel injector (Petrol) 1

BUILDING SERVICE, REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING

1 Vacuum pump 1

2 Charging unit 1

3 Internal cleaning apparatus 1

4 Mechanical pressure gauge 4

5 Electronic pressure gauge 4

6 Recording pressure motor 4

7 Differential pressure gauge 4

8 Service mans thermometer 4

9 Sensor dial thermometer (various degrees) 4 each

10 Electronic thermometer 4

11 Sling Hygrometer O to 35C 4

12 Temperature probe 4

13 Capacity analyzer 4

14 Test cord 6

15 Electronic air velocity meter 4

16 Revolution counter 4

17 Pillar drilling machine 1

18 Heavy duty machine vice 1

19 Portable electric drill 2

20 Angle grinder 1

21 Pedestal grinder 1

22 Air compressor 1

23 Recording hygrometer 1

24 Electronic volt-watt meter 1

25 Clip-on-volt-amp-ohm meter 1

26 Ohm-meter 1

27 Gas flame leak detector 1

28 Pipe vice 4

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29 Bench vice 4

30 Work bench 3

31 Anvil 1

32 Pilers (various sizes) 4 each

33 Hoisting pulley block 4

34 Wheel dresser (for grinding wheels) 4

35 Emergency lamp 1

36 Respirator 10

37 Safety face screen (face shield) 10

38 Ear protector 10

39 Working gloves 10 pairs

40 Spanners (various sizes and shapes) 4 each

41 Wrenches (various sizes) 2 each

42 Hammers (various types and sizes) 2

43 Screw drivers (various sizes) 8

44 Files (assorted) 3 each

45 Brushes 6

46 Constant pressure valve 2

47 Pilot pressure valve 2

48 Suction valve 2

49 Thermostatic water valve 2

50 Thermostatic liquid valve 2

51 Molecular sieve driver 2

52 Rechargeable drier 2

53 Shut - diff valve 10

54 liquid level control 1

55 Vibration absorber 2

56 Process tube adaptor 2

57 Gauge adaptor 2

58 Tab A - can valve 8

59 Fire extinguisher and sand buckets 6 each

60 Surge in pipe apparatus 1

61 Hydrostatic Bench 1

62 Air flow demonstration apparatus 1

63 Lamina-turbulent pipe flow 1

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64 Boiler and steam piping instrument (lab. type) 1

65 Smoke tunnel 1

66 Centrifugal and axal fan test rings 1

67 Heat exchanger

68 Refrigeration and Air conditioning control test ring 1

69 Remaerant cylinders 2

FOUNDRY/HEAT TREATMENT/FORGE WORKSHOP

1 Black smith forge 1

2 Anvil and stand 8

3 Tongs (assorted 5 each

4 Swage block 2

5 Leg vice 2

6 Black smith hand hammer (various sizes) 6 each

7 Sledge hammer 4

8 Flatters 6

9 Hardles 6

10 Hot chisels 6

11 Cold chisels 6

12 Fuller 6

13 Top and bottom swage (various sizes) 6 each

14 Heading tool 6 each

15 Heat treatment furnace 1

16 Salt bath furnace 1

17 Electric furnace with control 2

18 Queching bath 2

19 Thermocouples 5

20 Optical pyrometer 2

21 Induction hardening equipment 1

22 Flame hardening equipment 2

23 Carburising equipment 2

24 Crucible furnace 1

25 Crucible 4

26 Crucible rest or stool 2

27 Crucible lifting tongs 2

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28 Combined slag lifter and skimming ladle 1

29 Combined portable thermocouple pyrometer 1

30 Degreasing plunger 2

31 Hammers (assorted) 6 each

32 Wire brush 2

33 Pedestal grinder 1

34 Pillar drilling machine 2

35 Hacksaw frame and blades 10

36 Tapered shank drill bits 2 sets

37 Straight shank drill bits 2 sets

38 Drill drift 2 sets

39 Eye Goggles 10

40 Face shield 10

41 Heat resistant gloves 10 pairs

42 Knee leggings (foundry) 10 pairs

43 Leather apron 10 pairs

44 Safety boots (fire resistant) 10

45 Moulding bench 10

46 Bottom flask 20

47 Moulding flask 20

48 Moulding gand shovel 20

49 Watering can 5

50 Wheel-barrow 4

51 Rammers (various types) 20

52 Moulding trowels (various sizes) 10

53 Strike-off-bars 10

54 Gate cutter or spoon 10

55 Sprue pins 20

56 Vent rods 20

57 Bellows 5

58 Lifters 10

59 Bubb sponges 5

60 Draw pins 50

61 Wet brush 30

62 Bench vice 4

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63 Hand vice 2

64 Cutting pliers

65 Combination pliers 10

66 Half round bastard file 10

67 Flat file second cut 10

68 Triangular file 10

69 Round file 10

70 Sand mixing machine 1

71 Moulding machine 1

72 Continuous mixer machine dispenser 1

73 Core boxes 10

74 G. Clamps 10

75 Core driver 1

76 Woodworking lathe 1

77 Circular saw 2

78 Band saw 2

79 Jig saw 2

80 Wood plan-machine

81 Jointer 1

82 Scraper 1

83 Pattern milling M/C

84 Disc and bobbing sander

85 Measuring and Marking out tools 10

86 Sawing, planning, boring, turning etc tools 10 each

87 Charge make - up Scale (100 kg scale)

VII DRAWING STUDIO

1 Drawing table complete with drafting machine/stood 30

2 Drawing set complete with pens for ink work 2

3 45o set squares 2

4 60o set squares 2

5 Blue printing machine 1

6 Adjustable set squares 5

7 Desk sharpener 5

8 Triangular scale rule (30 mm) 5

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9 Flat scale rule (300 mm) 5

10 Blackboard ruler (1m) 4-1

11 Blackboard Tee squares 4-1

12 Blackboard set square (45o 60o) 4 each-2

13 Blackboard compasses 4-1

14 Blackboard protractor 4-1

15 French curve set 5

16 Letter stencils (3 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm and 10 mm) 5 each

17 Rubber stencils (3 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 6 mm and 10 mm) 5 each

18 Erasing stencils 5 each

19 Drawing rack/shelves for 30 students

20 Personal computers 2

21 Plotter 1

22 Printer to handle A3 size 1

I MECHANICAL MACHINES

1 Screw Jack 1

2 Oldham coupling 1

3 Four bar chain mechanism 1

4 Whitworth quick return mechanism 1

5 Slider crank mechanism 1

6 Hooks joint 1

7 Geneva stop 1

8 Conservation of angular momentum 1

9 Forces on beam apparatus 1

10 Simple moment beam 1

11 Comprehensive fly wheel apparatus 1

12 Bourdon tube pressure gauge 1

13 Torsion of bar apparatus 1

14 Spring balance 1

15 Gearing system apparatus 1

16 Compression apparatus 1

17 Wheel and axle set 1

18 Centrifugal/centripetal apparatus 1

19 Polygon of force apparatus 1

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20 Extension and compression of springs apparatus 1

21 Crank and connecting rod apparatus 1

22 Rope, belt and coil friction apparatus 1

23 Cam and cam follower mechanism 1

24 Fire extinguishers 42

25 Sand and water buckets 4

II STRENGTH OF MATERIALS

1 Shearing force apparatus 1

2 Bending moment apparatus 1

3 Tensometer 1

4 Fire extinguishers 4

5 Sand and water buckets 4

6 Surge in pipe apparatus 1

7 Hydrostatic Bench 1

8 Air flow demonstration apparatus 1

9 Laminar/turbulent pipe flow 1

10 Centrifugal and axial fan test rings 1

FLUID MECHANICS/HYDRAULICS

1 Turbine set (pelfon, francis pump, or Kaplan) 1

2 Hydraulics Bench with accessories for various experiments in fluid flow measurements 3

3 Weir tank (impact on jet, orificer) 2

4 Floating body apparatus 1

5 Manometer 1

6 Rotameter 1

7 Laminar flow apparatus 1

8 Pilot static tube 1

9 Water meter 2

10 Boiler and steam piping instrument (lab. type) 1

11 Smoke tunnel 1

12 Heat exchanger 1

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THERMODYNAMIC/HEAT ENGINES

1. Water heater/stirrer unit with bath 1

2 Uncalibrated mercury in glass thermometer 10 to 110C 25

3 Resistance thermometer 1

4 Bench mounted aircooled 2 stroke diesel engine rig including dynamometer 1

5 Bench mounted aircooled 2 stroke petrol engine rig including dynamometer 1

6 Auto bomb calorimeter 1

7 Boyle gas calorimeter 1

8 Grant gas analyzer 1

9 Tachometer 1

10 Stroboscope 1

11 Air compressor test set 1

12 Thermal conductivity apparatus 1

13 Marcet boiler 1

14 Steam boiler plant (laboratory type) 1

15 Mechanical equivalent of heat apparatus 1

16 High pressure vapour unit 1

17 Vapour density apparatus 1

18 Pressure cooker 1

19 Falling ball viscometer 1

20 Rotary viscometer 1

21 Gas laws apparatus 1

22 Speedomax recorder 1

23 Thermal anemometer 1

24 Electric anemometer 1

25 Pyrometer, infrared, non-contact digital infratrace 1

26 Combined separating and throttling calorimeter 1

27 Fire extinguishers 4

28 Sand and water buckets 4

29 Air thermometer constant volume 4

30 Boiler and steam piping instrument 1

31 Smoke tunnel 1

32 Heat exchanger 1

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AUTOMOTIVE

1 Automotive engine test bed 1

2 Automotive instructional system 1

3 Electronic engine indicating equipment 1

4 Engine cooling water system 1

5 Fuel consumption measurement system 1

6 Gravimetric fuel system 1

7 Lubricating oil test rig 1

8 Wear and friction bearing test apparatus 1

9 Injector type HC 50 1

10 Hydraulic dynamometer 1

11 Vibration meter 1

12 Steering geometry measuring device 1

13 Compression meter 1

14 Electrolytic tester 1

15 PH meter 1

16 Battery tester 4

17 Automatic fuel flow meter 1

18 Orifice inlet air meter 1

19 Balancing machine 1

20 Exhaust emission unit 1

21 Flash point apparatus 1

22 Automobile final drive 1

23 PV diagram function generator 1

24 Digital Tachometer 1

25 Coolant flow meter 1

26 Exhaust gas calorimeter 1

27 Lean/rich mixture device 1

28 Fire extinguishers 4

29 Sand buckets 4

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MATERIALS SCIENCE

1 Floor mounted tensile/compression testing machine with accessories 1

2 X-Y recorder for tensile tester 1

3 Table top tensometer with accessories 1

4 Macroharcness testing machine (Grinell,, Vickers, Rocawich) 1 each

5 Impact testers (fzod, chafpy) 2

6 Micro hardness testing machine 1

7 Strain gauge 2

8 Creep testing machine 1

9 Torsion tester 1

10 Fatigue tester 1

11 Steel rule 300mm 5

12 Outside caliper 2

13 Inside caliper 5

14 Set of open ended spanners 2

15 Micrometer screw gauge (metric) 2 sets

16 Allen keys 2 sets

17 Screw drivers 2

18 Abbrastive cutters 1

19 Dial gauge 1

20 Pedestal grinder 1

21 Fire extinguisher 1

22 Sand and water buckets 4

23 Grinding machine 2

24 Polishing machine 2

25 Metallurgical microscopes 5

26 Parting machine 1

27 Etching machine 1

28 Microscope 1

29 Specimen mounting screen 2

30 Decicators 2

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METROLOGY LABORATORY

1 Comparator (Mechanical) 1

2 Universal measuring microscope 1

3 Bench testing centers 1

4 Angle gauge 1

5 Set of slip gauge 1

6 Sine bars with centers 1

7 Engineers level 1

8 Micrometers (assorted denomination) 2 each

9 Vee blocks (assorted sizes) 2 each

10 Magnetic vee block 1

11 Vernier calipers 3

12 Vernier height gauge 2

13 Angle plate 1

14 Limit gauges for holes, shafts, and threads 3 each

15 Surface plate 1

16 Marking out table 1

17 Parallel strips 4 pairs

18 Bevel protractor 2

19 Dial gauges and magnetic stand 2

20 Engineers square 2

21 Thread gauge 2

22 Radius gauge 2

23 Feeler gauge 2

24 Steer rule 4

25 Combination set 2

LABORATORIES FOD HND PROGRAMME IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

The laboratories and workshops listed for the National Diploma Programme are also needed for the Higher
National Diploma Programme. In addition, the following laboratories are also required:

1 Metrology - for Machine Building and Production options


2 Automotive - for Automotive option
3 Building Services and refrigeration
4 Power/Plant

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The equipment and tools for laboratories and workshops for the National Diploma Programmes are needed
for the Higher National Diploma Programmes. In addition the following equipment and tools are also
necessary for the programme.

MACHINE BUILDING AND PRODUCTION (ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT LIST)

1 Copy lathe (with the following attachments:

- taper turning attachment 1

- hydraulic profiling (copying) attachment 1

- relieving equipment 1

- spherical turning slide 1

2 Turret or Capstan lathe complete with accessories 1

3 Universal engraving and copy milling machine 1

5 Jig boring machine or vertical milling machine complete with accessories, including: 1

- boring heads

- circular table

- honing head

5 Slotting machine or vertical milling machine with slotting attachment 1

6 Spark erosion machine or ultrasonic machine 1

7 Broaching machine (orzonal) 1

8 Complete numerical control lathe or numerical control vertical milling/drilling machine (CNC) 1

9 Universal cylindrical grinding machine (optimal) with the following; 1

- form dressing attachment

- in process gauging unit or device

10 Hydraulic press 1

11 Gear hobbing machine or gear shaping machine complete with accessories

12 And various module cutters 1

13 Single spindle automatic lathe or sliding head automatic lathe 1

14 Lathe dynamometer 1

15 Drill dynamometer 1

16 Pneumatic circuit bench for automatic and semi-automatic control 2

17 Swiveling vice 2

18 Fire extinguishers 4

19 Water and sand buckets 4

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HND MECHANICAL (AUTO LAB) (ADDITIONAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT LIST)

Automotive Laboratory

1 AC charging kit 1

2 Radiator pressure tester 1

3 Universal rear axle preload gauge 1

4 Dial indicator with stands 2

5 Spring balance 2

6 Ignition timing light 1

7 Voltmeter 2

8 Ammeter 2

9 Ohmmeter 2

10 Digital Vernier caliper 2

11 Vee blocks 4

12 External micrometer: 25 mm-50 mm 2

50 mm-75 mm 2

75 mm-100 mm 2

13 Internal micrometer 2

14 Comparator 1

15 Engine cylinder pressure tester 2

POWER/PLANT LABORATORY

1 Air Flow Measurement Demonstration Air Flow test rig 1

2 Smoke Tunnel 1

3 Heat Transfer Apparatus-Parallel Counter Flow 1

4 Double Pipe Heat Exchanger 1

5 Steam Power Plant Including Steam Boiler Condenser, Steam Turbine, Steam

6 Engine and Steam Fittings (Laboratory Type) 1 set

7 Engine Test Beds with: Petrol and Diesel Engine, CI and SI Two Stroke and Four stroke 1 set each

8 Tutor Gas Turbine 1

9 Two Stage Compressor Test set 1

10 Pump and Water Turbine Test Set 1

11 Air Heaters 1

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12 Dust Extractors 1

13 Draught Equipment (Fans) 1

14 Fire Extinguishers 4

15 Sand Buckets 2

Building Services and Refrigeration Laboratory

1 Surge in pipe apparatus 1

2 Centrifugal pump test rig (series parallel) 1

3 Various sensor and incorporating actuators

4 Experimental heat pump and air cooler 1

5 Refrigeration cycle apparatus 1

6 Barometer aneroid 1

7 Thermo-hydrograph 1

8 Solarimeter 1

9 Windspeed meter 1

10 Vapour compression refrigerator & heat pump apparatus 1

11 Air-conditioning unit 1

12 Refrigeration bench 1

13 Refrigeration expansion devices 1

14 Multipurpose air duct 1

15 Sound level indicator 1

16 Environmental light comparator 1

17 Fire extinguishers 4

18 Sand buckets 2

19 Pressure-hydraulic and manual 2

20 Pychrometer 1

Mechanics of Machine Laboratory

1 Static and dynamic balance apparatus 1

2 Governor apparatus 1

3 Efficiency of screw threads apparatus 1

4 Clutch friction apparatus 1

5 Gyroscope apparatus 1

6 Angular acceleration apparatus 1

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7 Whirling dust apparatus 1

8 Universal vibration apparatus 1

9 Differentiate gear assembly 1

Strength of Materials Laboratory

1 Compression and tensile testing machine (100KN) 1

2 Universal hardness testing machine 1

(Brinell, Vickers, Rockwell) 1

3 Fatique testing machine 1

4 Thick cylinder apparatus 1

5 Thin cylinder apparatus 1

6 Strut rig apparatus 1

7 Creep measuring apparatus 1

8 Universal cantilever apparatus 1

9 Portable strain meter 1

10 Beam apparatus 1

11 Close coiled spring apparatus 1

12 Leaf spring testing machine 1

Fluid Mechanic/Hydraulics Laboratory

1 Bermnoullin apparatus 1

2 Losses in fitting and pipe bending apparatus 1

3 Universal pump testing unit 1

4 Centrifugal pump set 1

5 Reciprocating pump set 1

6 Free and force vortices apparatus 1

7 Parallel-series centrifugal pump set 1

8 Universal radial flow apparatus 1

9 Hot wire anemometer 2

10 Pelton wheel apparatus 1

11 Wind tunnel 1

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Guidelines for text book writers

NATIONAL DIPLOMA AND HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA

The following guidelines are suggestions from the Engineering Committees to the writers of the textbooks for
the new curricula. They are intended to supplement the detailed syllabuses which have been produced, and
which define the content and level of the courses.

Authors should bear in minds that the curriculum has been designed to give the students a broad
understanding of applications in industry and commerce, and this is reflected in the curriculum objectives.

One book should be produced for each syllabus

Page size should be A4

The front size should be 12 point for normal text and 14 point where emphasis is need

Line spacing should be set to 1.5 lines

Headings and subheadings should be emboldened

Photographs, diagrams and charts should used extensively thought the book, and these
items must be up-to-date

In all cases the material must be related to industry and commerce, using real life
examples wherever possible so that the book is just a theory book. It must help the students
to see the subject in the content of the 'real word"

The philosophy of the courses is one of an integrated approach to theory and practice, and
as such the books should reflect this by not making and artificial divided between theory and
practice.

Illustrations should labeled and numbered.

Examples should drawn from Nigeria wherever possible, so that the information is set in a
country context.

Each chapter should end with student self-assessment quotations (SAG) so that student
can check their own master of the subject.

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Accurate instructions should be given for any practical work having first conducted the
practical to check that the instructions do indeed work

The books must have a proper index or table of contents, a list of references and an
introduction based on the overall course philosophy and aims of the syllabus.

Symbols and units must be listed and a unified approach used throughout the book

In case of queries regarding the contents of the books and the depth of information, the
author must contact the relevant curriculum committee via the National Board for technical
Education.

The final draft version of the books should be submitted to Nigerian members of the
curriculum working groups for their comments regarding the content in relation to the
desired syllabus.

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List of Participants

UNESCO-NIGERIA PROJECT IN SUPPORT OF REVITILISATION OF TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL


EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

PROJECT TEAM MEMBERS

S/No. NAME DESIGNATION

1 Engr. Dr. Nuru A. Yakubu National Project Coordinator & Executive Secretary, NBTE

2 Dr. M.S. Abubakar Technical Coordinator

3 Engr. S.C. Odumah Curriculum Development Coordinator

4 Mr. B.N. Niriyus Staff Development Coordinator

5 Engr. Dr. S.N. Mumah Information & Communication Technology Coordinator

6 Isa Alhaji Sulaimanu Project Accountant

7 Engr. A.D.K. Muhammad Project Officer

Curriculum Review Team Members for Information and Communication Technology (ND/HND Programmes)

S/No. NAME ADDRESS

1 Engr. Dr. S.N. Mumah Kaduna Polytechnic (ICT Coordinator)

1 Dr. (Mrs) A.O. Osofisan University of Ibadan(Team Leader)

2 Dr. (Mrs) Iyabo Fagbulu UNESCO, Abuja

3 Mrs A. Olarewaju HTCC, Kaduna Polytechnic

4 Mr. A. Adekigbe Federal Polytechnic, Ede

5 Dr. O.E. Osuagwa Federal University of Technology, Owerri

6 Dr. E.R. Adagunodo O.A.U. Ile-Ife

2nd PHASE REVIEW

1 Mrs A. Olarewaju HTCC, Kaduna Polytechnic

2 Engr. E.C. Onyeiwu ECO Project Services, Kaduna

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Review Committee

1. Engr. J. O. Akindapo NDA Kaduna

2. Engr. I. A. Adeleke Fed. Poly. Ilaro

3. D.S. Yawas A.B.U Zaria

4. Engr. B. A Olunlade E.M.D.I P.M.B 611 Akure

5. Engr. Dr. S.E. Chukwujekwu Ebunso Nig. Ltd. Nnewi

6. Engr. M. B. Ibotolu Nig, Mach, Tools ltd Oshogbo

7. Engr. M. D. Ukegbu Fed. Poly. Ado-Ekiti

8. Prof. S. A Balogun UNILAG

9. Engr. D. O. Ariyo Kwara State Polytechnic

10. Engr. O. L Solarin Ikeja L.G.A

11. Engr. D. M Princewill River State Poly. Bori

12. Engr. V.U.U Akpan P.O.Box 6462 Ikeja-Lagos

13. Engr. A. Sule Federal Polytechnic Bida

14. Engr. Kgt T.J. Dareta National Oil Plc Marina Lagos

15. Engr. M. I Oti Kaduna Polytechnic

16. Dr. J.S Diso B.U.K

17. Engr. Prof. E.I Ofodile COREN, WUSE II Abuja

18. Engr. S. K. Loko Yaba College of Technology Lagos

19. Engr. E. a Babaniji NACCIMA/ACEH

20. Y.K. Ogunjimi ITF-Lagos

21. Engr. Samuel John A.B.U Zaria

22. Engr. C. E. Eteng Federal Polytechnic Bauchi

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Final Review Committee

1. Garry I. Cather Brighton university 3 Mill Walk Woola

Vington. Nr. Briedgewater Somerset

TA78 HW, UK

2. Engr. Dr. Sam Chukwujekwu Ebunso Nig. Ltd

25 Amiliba Road Otolo, Nnewi

3. Engr. M. D. Ukegbu Federal Polytechnic

Ado-Ekiti

4. Prof. E.I. E. Ofodile Registrar COREN 466 Lobito Crescent,

Wuse 2, Abuja

5. Engr. Aderemi Oke Polytechnic Division NBTE, Kaduna

6. Engr. M.I, Oti Mech. Eng. Dept Kaduna Poly. Kaduna

7. Engr. O. Odekunle Peugeot Automobile Nig. Ltd. Kaduna

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