BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING)

COURSE STRUCTURE

200 Level Structural Engineering

SEMESTERCOURSE CODECOURSE TITLEHOURS PER WEEKCOURSE CREDIT
      1stEMA 281Engineering Mathematics I22
ECP 281Engineering Computer Program22
ENS 211Engineer in Society22
MEE211Applied Mechanics I33
MEE221Engineering Drawing I33
EEE 211Electrical Engineering I33
PRE 211Manufacturing Technology I22
CVE 211Strength of Materials I33
ELA 201Laboratory/Workshop Practice I22
                                                                                           Total Credits2222
          2ndEMA282Engineering Mathematics II44
CHE 222Material Science33
MEE212Applied Mechanics II33
MEE 222Engineering Drawing II33
EEE212Electrical Engineering II33
PRE 212Manufacturing Technology II22
CVE 212Element of Architecture I33
ELA 202Laboratory/ Workshop22
                           Total Credit2323

300 Level Structural Engineering

SEMESTERCOURSE CODECOURSE TITLEHOURS PER WEEKCOURSE CREDIT
1STEMA 381Engineering Mathematics III33
MEE 351Thermodynamics22
MEE361Fluid Mechanics I22
PRE 311Manufacturing Technology III22
CVE 311Strength of Materials II33
CVE313Elements of Architecture II23
STE 311Construction Technology22
CVE 341Engineering Geology I23
EEE 317Electrical Engineering III33
ELA 301Laboratory / Design studio I2
Total Credits2125
      2ND        EMA 382Engineering Mathematics IV34
MEE 362Fluid Mechanics II12
CVE 312Civil Engineering Materials23
CVE314Structural Mechanics I12
CVE 316Design of Structures I23
STE 312Construction Technology II12
CVE342Engineering Geology II12
CVE 344Soil Mechanics I12
CVE 352Engineering Surveying and Geoinfomatics I23
ELA 302Laboratory/ Design Studio II2
                      Total Credits1225

400 Level Structural Engineering

SEMESTERCOURSE CODECOURSE TITLEHOURS PER WEEKCOURSE CREDIT
  1stCVE481Applied Engineering Mathematics33
STE411Structural and Solid Mechanics I22
STE413Design of Concrete and other Structures I22
CVE415Technical Communication and Computer aided design22
STE417Services Engineering I22
STE415Constructing Technology22
STE425Building Construction Materials22
CVE441Soil Mechanics II22
CVE451Engineering Surveying and Geoinfomatics II33
CVE471Civil Engineering Practice and Law22
ELA401Laboratory/ Design Studio III22
                                                                                Total Credits2424
2NDUBT400University of Benin Industrial Training Scheme (UBITS) for six months.66
                                                                                Total Credits66

500 Level Structural Engineering

SEMESTERCOURSE CODECOURSE TITLEHOURS PER WEEKCOURSE CREDIT
1stPRE 571Engineering Economics and Administration33
STE 511Structural and Solid Mechanics II22
STE 513Design of Concrete and Other Structures II22
STE 515Construction Management and Technology33
STE 517Building and Civil Engineering Measurements and Evaluation22
CVE 541Geotechnical Engineering I22
STE 501Final year Project I33
CVE 581Laboratory/ Design Studio IV22
 OPTIONAL COURSES  
STE 531Bridge Structures and Technology33
STE 533Aircraft Structures and Technology33
STE 535Timber Structures and Technology33
                                                    Total Credits 22
2ndPRE 572Engineering Management33
CVE 514Design of Structures IV22
STE 512Structural and Solid Mechanics III22
STE 514Design of Reinforced Concrete and other structures III22
STE 516Services Engineering II22
STE 518Building Maintenance22
CVE 542Geotechnical Engineering II22
STE 502Final Year Project13
 OPTIONAL COURSES  
STE 532Structures in Masonry and Other Local Materials33
STE 534Off- shore Structures and33
STE 536Steel Structures and Technology33
Total Credit2121

COURSE CONTENT FOR B.ENG STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

300 Level Structural Engineering

STE311: CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I (2 CREDITS)

  • Principles of modern structures strength and stability. Site mobilization and setting out. Basic methods of construction in wood, steel and concrete. Types and methods of construction of principal structural elements.
  • Foundations: Strip, Raft, Pad and Pile foundations, Flooring Systems in timber, steel and concrete, steel walling cladding system and partitioning, suspended ceiling system. Fenestration Sky Lighting.

 

STE 312: CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II (2 CREDITS)

  • The concept of roof framing in timber, steel and concrete. Types, uses, assembly and dismantling of formworks, shuttering, shoring and scaffolding.
  • Introduction to basic structural frames. Definition and construction of columns, beams frame structures in timber, steel and concrete Portal frames construction and multi-storey frames.
  • Elements of industrialized Building systems.

400 Level: Structural Engineering

STE411: STRUCTURAL AND SOLID MECHANICS I (2 CREDITS)

  • Indeterminate structural Analysis: Energy and virtual Work Methods. Slope Deflection and Moment Distribution Methods.
  • Elasticity Instability.
  • Simple plastic theory of bending, collapse loads.
  • Elasticity of Timber and Plywood, Anisotropic Elasticity.

Visual, Mechanical and Electronic Stress Grading of Timber.

  • Biaxial Stresses: Stresses on an oblique Plane: Two-dimensional transformation equations. Concept of principal stresses and principal planes. Mohr’s circle, Principal streams. Relation between elastic constants. Simple application to thin walled pressure vessels.
  • Theories of failure: Maximum principal stress, maximum shear stress and other theories of failure.

STE413: DESIGN OF CONCRETE AND OTHER STRUCTURES I (2CREDITS)

  • Design Methods: Limit states, safety factors, Load Factors, Probalistic Method.
  • Loading: Loads on structures-dead imposed, wind dynamic and seismic loads.
  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Continuous beams and moment redistribution short and slender columns- braced and unbraced. Eccentrically loaded columns construction and use of design charts for column design.
  • Two- way slabs, flat slabs and stairs. Eccentrically loaded and combined bases. Framed structures. Methods of analysis from CP 110 and BS 8110. Retaining walls. References also to relevant work/codes of the Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers as well as Standards Organization of Nigeria.
  • Prestressed concrete:  Prestressed methods and equipment, Elastic analysis of sections for moment.
  • Structural Steelwork, Plate Girders-Design and fabrication, Columns- Rolled, compound and built up sections. Grane girders and columns, Column bases- slabs, gusseted, pocket and gullage types, High Strength friction grip bolts. Framing plans and design methods, for buildings, simple design methods for steel framed buildings.
  • Load- Bearing Brickwork/Block work. Properties of bricks and mortar wall tier. Brick bonds. Limit state theory. Brickwork in compression, flexure and shear.
  • Detailing/Studio Introduction into simple projects and presentation in logical sequence.

STE415: CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY III (2 CREDITS)

  • Introduction to system building, Prestressing of concrete-pre-tensioning and post- tensioning methods:
  • A critical look at the industrialized building processes in the developed world context. Prefabricated building systems. Glue laminated (Glulam) timber products.
  • Earthworks and earthmoving equipment Ground treatment, basement construction and tanking and basement construction. Vertical communication in building- staircases, ramps, elevators, escalators etc. advanced building systems: Space frames, folded plate, stiffening of plates. Arches in timber, steel and concrete.

STE417: SERTVICES ENGINEERING I (2 CREDITS)

Water Supply: surface water and its distribution network: – Domestic water installations, direct and indirect hot and cold-water supply systems, pipe sizing, taps and valves-sanitary appliances and storage cisterns. Soil and waste pipe work installations.

2- Pipe, 1-pipe, single stack and single stack p- us vent – stack systems- siphonage-back pressure. Testing- supply to multi storey building. Drainage: surface water and sub-soil drainage, sewage disposal- septic tanks Drain pipes and taps. Setting out and excavation of drain trenches. Construction of drains. (IC)- Ventilation – testing

STE 425: BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS (2 CREDITS)

  • Advanced consideration of the processing and application of major building materials, concrete, steel, timber and plastics.
  • Deformation of Metals: Elastic Deformation; Plastic Deformation; Dislocations in Metal under Loads; Creep and Stress Relaxation; Corrosion: Introduction; Dry corrosion of Metals and alloys; Elementary Principles of Electrochemistry, Limitations of the Electro potential Series; Galvanic Corrosion; Crevice Corrosion; Passivity, Corrosion of Buried Metals; Corrosion of Steels in Concrete, Combined Action of Corrosion and Stress; Stress Corrosion; Fatigue; Corrosion under moving liquids; Techniques of Protection Introduction; Corrosion, Design and Common sense; Inhibitors; Cathodic Protection; Pretreatment of Metal Powders; Sprayed Metal Coatings; Clad Coatings; Electroplating; Problems in Electroplating; Plants; Bituminous Coatings. Sound and thermal insulation materials. Finishing materials ceramics: paints glass etc. traditional building materials

500 Level Structural Engineering

STE 511: STRUCTURAL AND SOLID MECHANICS II (2 CREDITS)

  • The Finite Element Method in Engineering, Solution of Finite Element Equations, General Procedure of Finite Element Method, Higher Order and Isoperimetric Element formulations, isoperimetric Element, Numerical Integrations
  • Yield Line Analysis for Slabs
  • Strip Method of Design of Slabs, The Simple Strip Method, Radial and Tangential Moments in Circular Slabs with Polar Symmetrical and support conditions, Solutions including Torsional Moments, Special Rationalized Design Procedure for Point- Supported Slabs, Comparison with Yield Line Theory
  • Plastic Methods of Structural Analysis, Basic Theorems and Simple Examples, General Methods for Plastic design, Estimates of Deflections, Minimum Weight Design, Variables Repeated Loading

STE512: STRUCTURAL AND SOLID MECHANICS III (2 CREDITS)

  • Matrix methods of Structural Analysis: General Introduction, The Main Variables and Relationships, Coordinate transformations, Line Elements, an Introduction to Area and Volume Elements, The Equilibrium Equations of Complete Structure, Plastic Analysis and Design, The Compatibility of Force Method, Transfer Matrices, Transfer matrices for single structural elements
  • Elements of Structural Stability: Concept of stability, Non-Linear Stiffening Behavior, Non-Linear Unstiffening Behavior, Experimental Structural Models, Consideration in the analysis of Structural imperfections, Experimental Structural Models, Stable- Symmetric Bifurcation, Unstable- Symmetric Bifurcation
  • The Dynamic Behavior of Structures: System with One Degree of Freedom, systems with Several Degree of Freedom, Vibrations of Beam-I, Vibration of Beam-II, Vibration of Plates and Shells, Dynamic Interaction Problems
  • Analysis of structural response to earthworks:
  • Seismological Background, Seismic, Elastic Rebound Theory of Earthquake Waves Measures of Ground motion characteristics. Selection of Design Earthquakes
  • Deterministic Earthquake input mechanism, Excitation by Rigid- Based Translation, Lumped Single Degree of Freedom (SDOF) system Generalized SDOE Systems, Comparison with uniform Building Code Requirements, Distribution- Parameter Systems, Excitation by Rigid-based rotation Multi-support excitation, Influence of foundation medium in Earthquake response, Modelling of the foundation medium soil- structure interaction; equations of motion, Soil-structure interaction: Response analysis

STE513: DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE AND OTHER STRUCTURES II (3 CREDITS)

  • Feasibility Studies and Planning of Structural and Civil Engineering Works and Construction, Structural appraisal of Buildings and other structures
  • Principles Load and Design of high Rise Building structures with computer Applications.
  • Design and Detailing of Structure and Civil engineering Works, Specifications and Preparation of Bills of Quantities.
  • Silos-Theory and practice with particular application to the storage of Local Grains and other bulk solids
  • Liquids Retaining Structures including Reservoirs Water Towers Swimming Pools- Design, Specification and Construction.

Note: There shall be a 7-hour Examination (Open Book). Additional One Hour is allowed for lunch break.

STE514: DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE AND OTHER STRUCTURES III (3 CREDITS)

  • Principles, Load, Design and Construction of Bridges: Reinforced Concrete Bridges, Prestressed Concrete Bridges, Steel Concrete and composite Bridges, Steel Girder Bridges, Timber and Glulam Bridges and the application and theof various relevant Codesof Practice and Specifications
  • Theory, Design and Construction of Masonry and Concrete Dams, Arch Dams, Introductory consideration of other types of dams

STE515: CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY (3 CREDITS)

  • Introduction: Definition of Construction Management
  • Construction Management (CM) as an “Umbrella “to encompass all aspects of the Construction Industry and to identify its scope, aims and objectives.
  • The Construction Industry, The Nigerian Construction Industry, The international construction Industry (typical).
  • Traditional versus CM approach. Advantages and Disadvantages of CM. Favourable Outlook for Cm Scientific Method and Scientific Management.
  • The Management System
  • Management Techniques, Planning Techniques
  • Bar carts and link bar charts, Network Analysis, either activity on the arrow or and the node and use of computers. Lines of Balance, for repetitive Construction Work.
  • Activity Sampling, Field Count, The theory of Activity Sampling, Activity Sampling Procedure.
  • Incentives: Motivation theories, Payment systems, Remuneration and Performance, Principles of Good Incentive Scheme, Setting Target Rates
  • Cost Control: Cost Control procedure for construction works systems in current use, Example of a cost control system, allocation of cost, materials control. Necessary points to consider when choosing a cost control system.
  • Factors Affecting the selection of construction equipment, standard types of equipment, special equipment, The cost of owning and operating  construction equipment, Depreciation costs, straight lines depreciation, Declining Balance Method, sum of the years-Digit Method, Investment Costs, Operating costs, Economical Life of construction Equipment, Cost of depreciation and replacement , Cost of Investment, maintenance and repair costs, Downtime costs, Obsolescence cost, Economic life of equipment that serves other equipment.
  • Operation research: Application in construction management, linear programming, sequencing, queuing theory, Work study.

STE516: SERVICES ENGINEERING II (2 CREDITS)

  • Electrical Installations
  • Supply: – Generation of electricity and supply. Electrical fittings, circuits and distribution in buildings, Single and 3- phase supply. Transformers cable sizing, insulation and earth stand- by generators, lamps and discharge lamp filaments.
  • Protection: – Installation of fuses, circuit- breakers; discrimination, breaking capacity and feeder. Economic of power supply. Traffic load factor maximum demand, power factor, power factor correction.
  • Lighting: Glare photometry (Isolux diagram polar curves and reflections. Luminance approach to lighting design, vector and scalar illumination. Transfer factor method, B.X. method, lumen method and day lighting.
  • Communication

Internal and External Communication Systems:

  • Internal- Pneumatic and mechanical communication systems including lifts and escalators. Simple traffic analysis for 6, and 12 passengers. Lifts for 4-16 storey buildings including power and control circuit.
  • External- telephone, Telex Bleeper system, close circuit x. organization of traffics and laws relating to NITEL.

STE517: INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING MEASUREMENT (3 CREDITS)

  • Measurement of Building Works: Introduction, General Principles of taking off, Use of Measurement in quantities, Measurement of Excavation and Foundations
  • Measurement of Civil engineering Works; scope and Contact of Civil Engineering Measurements, Fundamental Principles of CESMM 3, Measurement Practice and Bill Production, CESMM 3; Classes A-D (contract and Preparatory Site Matters)(CESMMM3): Class E (excavation, filling and landscaping)(CESMM3); Class F-H (Concrete)

STE518: ACOUSTICS AND MECHANICAL SERVICES IN BUILDING (2 CREDIT)

  • Basic principles of Room Acoustics Direct and Reverberant sound levels, reverberation time. Air-borne sounds, structural borne sounds and their attenuation control in buildings. Sound absorption in rooms. Absorbent materials and acoustical requirement of various facilities and their design.
  • Noise control- General principles involved in reducing noise or defending people from it in relation to board terms design. Types and sources of noise. Systems and methods of reducing noise, NOISE- Level contours insulation systems and insulation values. Instruments for measurement of noise. Structural sound insulation values and acceptable noise levels.
  • Subjective aspects of Sound: – Range of Response Loudness and Frequency, Scale of phones. The db. A scale, thresh-hold of audibility. Marking effect, Background and infusive Noise, Effect of noise on health, Noise and deafness, Speech intelligibility. Noise and speech interference. Effects of Noise on Efficiency, Noise and Accidents, Noise and annoyance, effect of Noise on learning. Noise and Entertainment, Musical Appreciation. Noise and Sound recording, Noise and Privacy.
  • Utility: Fire protection, prevention and detection in buildings. Active and passive five- defense mechanism, automatic sprinklers.
  • Ventilation/Air conditioning

Principles of air movement and its influence on the environment. Mechanical air supply systems and fume extraction. Thermal resistance. Effect of temperature, moisture and thermal conductivity. Item transmission, conduction, radiation and convection. Humidity saturation. Condensation and vapour transmission, study of air/water vapour mixtures. Psychometry of air- conditioning, cooling load calculations and solar heat control. Due design, losses in pipe and duct works for design, selection stability and control

STE522: BUILDING MAINTENANCE (2 CREDITS)

 The emphasis in this course shall first be on the problems associated with building structures and all efforts towards their restoration. Various other types of structures May later be adequately treated as more is known of the problems associated with them through industrial co-operation. They can be included under special structures.

  • The Building structures maintenance involves firstly a study of the anatomy of failures, the definition of maintenance and the concept of maintainability. The Relationship between maintainability and failure.
  • Maintenance management: Objective maintenance programme and policy design scheduled. Maintenance, Corrective maintenance and preventative maintenance, Record keeping and information feedback systems, Operation of maintenance management in a 3rd world environment. Some statistical methods in maintenance management. Estimation of maintenance work and costs.
  • Maintenance management and improvement: this section considers the technical and technological aspects of maintenance and includes problems of “Trouble-Shooting” Diagnosis, Assessment and Rectification. A consideration of principal materials properties and to implication viz-a-viz their in-built resistance, defects and pattern of deterioration. Design provisions and method of rectification of all such defects as related to:
  • Roofs- Timber framed roofs, flat roofs in timber and concrete build up roof and their treatment.
  • Floors-defects and their restoration
  • Walls- defects and their restoration
  • Foundations- source of failures remedies and methods of construction with emphasis on sequence of operation accuracies, safety and plants and mechanical requirements, under-pinning.
  • Demolition and its requirements

STE531: BRIDGE STRUCTURES AND TECHNOLOGY (3 CREDITS)

Bridge loading, influence lines, load distribution analysis (Morris and Little Method) isotropic plate equations, application to grillages, orthotropic plate theory, flexural and torsional parameters and their evaluation for hollow, composite and non- composite sections, coefficient of lateral distribution for full torsion, no torsion and intermediate values. Maximum longitudinal, bending moment analysis. Bridge bearing movement, creep, shrinkage, temperature, braking etc., expansion joints.

STE532: STRUCTURES IN MASONRY AND OTHER LOCAL MATERIALS (3 CREDITS)

History of masonry structures; fundamentals of working stress design; fundamentals for limit state design; design of gravity load- resisting elements, design of lateral load- resisting elements, detailed, connection and joints, design of low-rise buildings, design of high rise buildings, design for water penetration resistance, quality control.

STE 533: AIRCRAFTS STRUCTURES AND TECHNOLOGY (3 CREDITS)

Evolution of structural design criteria, airways Authority (AA) airworthiness regulation structural design concepts including, integral structures aircrafts loads, pseudo-static loads; maneuver, gust/ V-n diagrams, vibration, landing loads, dynamic load.

Design to static strength: joints and fittings, highly loaded tension structures; thin walled structures, bending and torsion for compact beams; introduction to finite element method

Design to buckling and stiffness: Deflection of thin walled structures buckling of thin- walled structures; component design: wings and empennages; fuselage, landing gear engine attachments, control surfaces.

Design for damage tolerance: historic context of safe life, fail safety and damage tolerance, tolerating crack growth in structures; widespread damages; testing inspection.

STE534: OFF-SHORE STRUCTURES AND TECHNOLOGY (3 CREDITS)

Introductory design concepts for structures in relation to wave, and wind, waves: types of waves, wave equation; surface wave in deep and shallow waters. Energy stored in surface water waves, energy transmitted by surface water waves.

Wind speed and director assessment; return period of storms and encounter probabilities, fluid force: dynamic pressure; lift and drag forces. Forces co-efficient, for shape, roughness. Wind forces in design codes, wave spectra. Tides, wind-wave interaction probabilistic approach to wave heights and wave periods.

Forces on the structures: Morisons equations; drag, lift and inertia forces. Concept of added mass. Concept of assessing forces at a node

STE535: TIMBER STRUCTURES AND TECHNOLOGY (3 CREDITS)

Introduction to ply wood and glued laminated members. Analysis and design of structural diaphragms and shear walls.

STE536: STEEL STRUCTURES AND TECHNOLOGY (3 CREDITS) Behavior and design of steel frames by allowable stress method and limit state method. Design of beam, columns, beam-columns, plate girders, connection, multistory frames and bridge girders. Transmission line masts, single/double layer grid frames. Torsional design of steel structures, plastic analysis and design of steel structures.