Undergraduate Courses

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BIO 101:  GENERAL BIOLOGY 1 (4 UNITS)

Cell structure and organization. Functions of cellular organelles. Diversity, characteristics and classification of living things; general reproduction, interrelationship of organisms, heredity and evolution. Elements of ecology and type of habitat. Scope of biology, differences between plants and animals. Variation and life cycles of plant to include non-vascular plants like algae, fungi, bacteria, viruses, bryophytes and pteridophytes. Varieties and forms like cycles and functions of flowering plants.

 

BIO 102:  GENERAL BIOLOGY II (4 UNITS)

A generalized survey of the animal kingdom based mainly on study of similarities and differences in external features; ecological adaptation of these forms. Structural, functional and evolutionary study of Protozoans, Coelentrates, Platyhelminths, Nematodes, Annelids, Athropods, Echinoderms and Molluscs. Evolutionary sequence in the form and functions of Protochordates and various classes of vertebrates. Introduction to ecology to include simple ecological facts in terrestrial and aquatic habitat and the relationships between an organism and its environment.

 

CHE 101:  GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (4 UNITS)

Atoms, molecules and chemical reactions. Chemical equation and stoichiometry. Atomic structure and periodicity. Modern electronic theory of atoms: radioactivity, chemical kinetics, and electrochemistry.

 

CHE 102:  GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (4 UNITS)

Historical survey of the development and importance of organic chemistry. Nomenclature and classes of organic compounds. Purification of organic compounds. Qualitative and quantitative organic chemistry, stereochemistry. Determination of structure of organic compounds. Electronic theory in organic chemistry. Saturated hydrocarbons, unsaturated hydrocarbons, periodic table and periodic properties. Valence forces. Structure of solids. The chemistry of selected metals and non metals. Qualitative analysis.

 

PHY 101:  GENERAL PHYSICS I (3 UNITS)

Space and time, frames of references, units and dimension, kinematics. Fundamental laws of mechanics, statics and dynamics, Galilean invariance. Universal gravitation. Work and energy. Rotational dynamics and angular momentum. Conservation laws.

 

PHY 102:  GENERAL PHYSICS II (3 UNITS)

Electrostatistics; conductors and currents; dielectrics; magnetic fields and induction; Maxwell’s equation; electromagnetic oscillations and waves; applications.

 

PHY 103:  GENERAL PHYSICS III (2 UNITS)

Molecular treatment of properties of matter, elasticity, Hooke’s law.  Young’s shear and bulk moduli.  Hydrostatics, pressure, bouyance, Archemede’s principles, hydrodynamics streamlines. Bernouli and continuity equations, turbulence, Reynold’s number, viscosity; laminar flow, Poiseville’s equation.  Surface tension; adhesion, cohesion, capillarity drops and bubbes.  Temperature; the zeroth law of thermodynamics; heat, gas laws of thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, applications.

 

PHY 107:  GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I (1 UNIT)

This introductory course emphasizes quantitative measurements, the treatment of measurement errors and graphical analysis. A variety of experimental techniques will be employed. The experiments include studies of meters, the oscilloscope, mechanical systems, electrical and mechanical resonant systems, light, heat viscosity etc. covered in PHY 101, PHY 102 and PHY 103.

 

MTS 101:  INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS I (3 UNITS)

Elementary set theory, subsets, union, intersection, complement, Venn diagrams, Real numbers, integers, rational and irrational numbers, mathematical induction, real sequences and series, theory of quadratic equations, Binomial theorem, complex numbers, algebra of complex numbers, the Argand diagram. De Moivre’s theorem, nth roots of unit. Circular measure, trigonometric functions of angles of any magnitude, addition and factor formulae.

 

MTS 102:  INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS II (3 UNITS)

Function of a real variable, graphs, limits and idea of continuity. The derivative as limit of rate of change. Techniques of differentiation.  Extreme curve sketching.  Integration as an inverse of differentiation. Methods of integration, definite integral. Application to areas, volumes. Geometric representation of vectors in 1-3 dimensions, components, direction cosines.

 

GNS 101:  USE OF ENGLISH 1 (2 UNITS)

Study aids, scientific word building, word group, listening and lecture comprehension, note taking and note making, reading purposes, aids, speed, comprehension; spelling and punctuation, aspects of grammar; preposition, tenses and the sentence.

 

GNS 102:  USE OF ENGLISH II (2 UNITS)

Awareness raising, gathering/generating ideas/information for writing, structuring essay, writing a first draft, introduction and conclusion. Writing main sections, citations and bibliography, quotations and referencing. Answering exam questions.

 

GNS 103:  INFORMATION RETRIEVAL (1 UNIT)

Libraries and the organization of knowledge. Types of Libraries and the various forms of recorded knowledge. Organization and retrieval of knowledge catalogues. Information retrieval method and techniques. Use and evaluation of information sources and tools. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, serial publications, abstracts and indexes. Guide to the literature of specific subjects. Information gathering methods and project writing. Practical use of information sources and tools.

 

GNS 106:  LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY (2 UNITS)

The nature and scope of Philosophy. Branches of Philosophy, Philosophy and Science. Deductive and Inductive reasoning. Symbolic logic, Truth Values tables, connectives, affirmation, negation, conjunctions, alternation, conditional and bi-conditional. Grouping and telescoping. Formal fallacies. Informal fallacies.

 

MEE 101:  ENGINEERING DRAWING  (3 UNITS)

Instruments for engineering drawing and their uses. Drawing paper sizes, margins and title blocks. Lettering and types of lines. Geometrical construction: bisection of lines and angles and their applications. Polygon, tangency, locus of simple mechanism. Pictorial drawing; Isometric, oblique and perspectives. Orthographic projection. Dimensioning and development of simple shapes. Assembly drawing of simple components. Conventional representation of common engineering features. Freehand sketching.

 

MEE 102:  WORKSHOP PRACTICE (2 UNITS)

Introduction to basic manufacturing processes. Organization of workshop. Workshop hazard and safety practices and codes. Properties of engineering materials. Bench-work and fitting. Introduction to turning exercises – straight and step turning chamfering, screw cutting. Milling and milling exercise. Drilling techniques and exercise. Sheet metal work. Welding and soldering technique with exercises. Properties of wood. Woodwork and joinery exercises. Workshop measurements. Refrigeration and air conditioning: Principle of operation, refrigerants and trouble shooting. Methods of leak detection, charging and discharging. Safety precautions. Automotive workshop practice. Principle of operation of the motor car, tuning carburetor, setting contact breaker gap, setting ignition timing. Engine routine maintenance procedure and engine service. Tyre types and care. Battery care, topping up and charging.