Diploma in Civil Engineering


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1.2.0     Preamble

1.2.1     Background

Uganda’s construction industry is growing at a high rate.  As a developing country, the utilisation of the available technical resources and personnel is important in advancing the economy and saving on the meagre resources that would otherwise go to experts or training in other countries.

Civil Engineering is a very important profession.  It deals with provision of solutions to the majority of basic needs of society.  The profession requires planning, designing and construction of physical infrastructure that enhances and sustains human activity.  These include provision of shelter, water treatment, water supply, waste disposal, transportation, and a host of others.  The role of a Civil Engineering Technician is to actively participate in the construction and supervision of these and others as society may need from time to time in a changing world.

1.2.2     Justification

There are many persons in Uganda qualified to study Civil Engineering and this number has increased over the years.  Many high school leavers with good grades have not been absorbed in the existing technical colleges and Universities due to limited vacancies.  Furthermore, craftsmen and women with advanced certificates in Civil Engineering trades have need to advance their career in order to have a broader knowledge of the profession and be better equipped with knowledge and experience in the field.  The Diploma in Civil Engineering has been designed to do that.

1.2.3     Target Group

The targeted group includes holders of:

(a)           Advanced Level Certificate of Education;

(b)           Advanced/Full Technological Certificates in Engineering and other related Science and Technology fields;

(c)           Diplomas in Engineering and other related Science and Technology fields;

(d)           Degrees in the Physical Sciences.

1.4.0     Programme Objectives

1.4.1     General Objectives

The general objectives of the programme are to:

(1)           produce engineering technicians who are well equipped in theoretical and practical technical skills to manage the construction industry;

(2)           Train People who will be Innovative and Job creators

(3)           train people who will be able to advance in higher education, research and development;

(4)           train personnel to work in government and private institutions;

(5)           Train personnel who will conserve the environment and maintain public health

1.4.2     programme Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme, learners should be able to:

(1)           put into practice the theoretical and practical aspects of Construction Technology;

(2)           assist in execution of Construction projects by working for and with other partners or by self employment;

(3)           assist in the management and supervision of construction projects;

(4)           Impart the acquired knowledge and skills to other interested persons.


A candidate shall be eligible for admission to the programme on meeting any of the following minimum qualifications:

(a)     At least One Principal Pass in either Physics or Mathematics from the Advanced Level Examinations and two subsidiary passes at the same sitting or its equivalent.  For purposes of computing entry points, the advanced level subjects shall carry the following weights:

(i)                         Essential   –   Physics and Mathematics,

(ii)                       Relevant    –   Chemistry, Economics, Technical Drawing

(iii)                      Desirable   –   General Paper, Any other technical subject

(iv)                     Others       –   Any other subject

(b)           At least a Credit Advanced Certificate from a recognized institution in any of the following fields:

(a)           Blocklaying and Concrete Practice;

(b)           Carpentry and Joinery;

(c)           Plumbing;

(d)           Any other Engineering field as approved by the IUEA Senate.

Those with Pass Advanced Certificates but with proven practical experience of at least three years after graduation may be considered;

(c)           Diploma in an Engineering or Science and Technology field from a recognized institution;

(d)           Bachelor’s degree in the Physical Sciences;


DAY $630

EVENING $680

WEEKEND $730


CHAPTER II: PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

2.1: Introduction

The Diploma in Civil Engineering is based on a semester system. During each semester a core project / task/ assignment is accomplished. The competence based education is based on core assignments. Each module contains sub-modules and each of these sub modules will include a practical assignment that will help the student to learn how to perform the core task. The modules undertaken during a given semester are aimed at providing:

  • Applied theory,
  • Technical and general skills
  • Professional attitude

These modules support / make it possible to perform the core task / assignment. Lastly the student has to carry out a real life project, put into practice the knowledge and skills he has acquired.

 

2.2: Description of Year I semester I

  • Imparts knowledge and skills needed for  the construction of a non storied  building up to the roof level/ wall plate

 

Learning Outcomes of the Semester

At the end of the semester the students should be able to

  • Interpret  working drawings
  • Survey a site and set out a building and carry out excavations
  • Identify the materials needed for construction
  • Cast foundation , floor slab and rig beam concrete
  • Build brick / block work walls of the plinth wall and super structure
  • Be able to make simple mathematical calculations regarding dimensions and materials used.

 

Core Task in relation to the professional

Core Task: is Building a Non Storied house up to wall plate

This core tasks tackles the foundation of building construction and it is the block upon which other tasks are built.

 

2.3: Description of Year I semester II

  • Imparts knowledge and skills needed for  Roofing, Installing Services, Finishes & External Works

 

Learning Outcomes of the Semester

At the end of the semester the students should be able to

  • Interpret drawings
  • Carry out roofing for a building
  • Install  electrical and plumbing services
  • Identify the materials needed for construction
  • Carry out finishes
  • Measure quantities of materials and labour used and thus cost the building
  • Build external works
  • Make simple mathematical calculations regarding dimensions and materials used.
  • Communicate effectively with the client and public

Core Task in relation to the professional

Core Task is Roofing, Installing Services, Finishes & External Works

Completion of this core task results in completion of the construction of a simple building. It completes the task started in semester I.

 

2.4: Description of Year II Semester I

  • Imparts knowledge and skills needed for construction of a road & elements of a storied Building

 

Learning Outcomes of the Semester

At the end of the semester the students should be able to

  • Interpret drawings
  • Appreciate and determine the strength of construction materials
  • Survey the route for a road and construct a road
  • Construct a storied building
  • Include facilities for the disabled, weak and infirm in a building
  • Carry out computer aided design
  • Make simple mathematical calculations regarding dimensions and materials used.

 

Core Task in relation to the professional

This task extends the skills of building construction to a storied building and road construction.

 

2.5: Description of Year II Semester II

  • Imparts knowledge and skills needed for resource management

 

Learning Outcomes of the Semester

At the end of the semester the students should be able to

  • Interpret drawings
  • Carry out elementary design of structures
  •  Organize and manage site: (labour, plant , materials, money)
  • Start and manage his own business

 

Core Task in relation to the professional

This task imparts skills and knowledge in management  of the whole construction industry.

 

 


2.6: PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

DIPLOMA IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

FIRST YEAR
Semester I:                          Core Project: Building a Non Storied house up to wall plate
CODE MODULE TITLE (All Core Modules): LH PH CH CU
DCE 1101 Construction Technology I 30 30 45 3
DAR 1102 Engineering Mathematics I 45 0 45 3
DCE 1103 Structural Mechanics 30 30 45 3
DCE 1104 Civil Engineering Materials 30 30 45 3
DCE 1105 Civil Engineering Drawing I 30 30 45 3
DCE 1106 Concrete Technology 30 30 45 3
DCE 1107 Engineering Surveying I 30 30 45 3
Semester Load = 21
 
Semester II                           Core Project (s) : Roofing, Installing Services, Finishes & External Works
CODE MODULE TITLE (All Core Modules): LH PH CH CU
DCE 1201 Construction Technology II 30 30 45 3
DAR 1202 Engineering Mathematics II 45 0 45 3
DCE 1202 Carpentry, Joinery and Welding 30 30 45 3
DAR 1201 Introduction to Computer Applications 30 30 45 3
DCE 1203 Building Services 30 30 45 3
DCE 1204 Quantity Surveying I 30 30 45 3
DGM 1201 Introduction to Communication Skills 30 30 45 3
Semester Load = 21
 
Industrial Training Term (Core Module)
CODE MODULE TITLE LH PH CH CU
DAR 1208 Industrial Training I 0 360 45 3
TOTAL FIRST YEAR CREDITS = 45
 
SECOND YEAR
Semester I                            Core Project(s): Construction of a road &  Elements of a  storied Building
CODE MODULE TITLE (All Core Modules) LH PH CH CU
DCE 2101 Construction Technology III 30 30 45 3
DAR 2102 Engineering Mathematics III 45 0 45 3
DCE 2103 Strength of Materials 30 30 45 3
DCE 2104 Special Needs, Gender, Health, Safety, Ethics & Environment 30 30 45 3
DCE 2105 Engineering Surveying II 30 30 45 3
DCE 2106 Computer Aided Design 30 30 45 3
DCE 2107 Geology and Soils 30 30 45 3
DCE 2108 Road Construction & Plants 30 30 45 3
           
Semester Load = 24
 
Semester II                        Core Project(s):  Resource (Money, Labour & Materials, Plant) Management
CODE MODULE TITLE (All Core Modules) LH PH CH CU
DAR 2201 Kiswahili 30 30 45 3
DCE 2202 Site Organization & Management 30 30 45 3
DCE 2203 Elementary Design of Structures 30 30 45 3
DAR 2204 Entrepreneurship Skills 30 30 45 3
DCE 2205 Quantity Surveying II 30 30 45 3
DCE 2206 Labour Based Road Construction 30 30 45 3
DCE 2207 Estimating and Tendering 30 30 45 3
DCE 2208 Real Life Project 0 120 60 4
Semester Load = 25
 
Industrial Training Period (Core Module)
CODE MODULE TITLE LH PH CH CU
DAR 2209 Industrial Training II 0 360 45 3
TOTAL SECOND YEAR CREDITS = 52

  

 

FIRST YEAR
Semester I:                          Core Project: Building a Non Storied house up to wall plate
CODE MODULE TITLE (All Core Modules): LH PH CH CU
DCE 1101 Construction Technology I 30 30 45 3
DAR 1102 Engineering Mathematics I 45 0 45 3
DCE 1103 Structural Mechanics 30 30 45 3
DCE 1104 Civil Engineering Materials 30 30 45 3
DCE 1105 Civil Engineering Drawing I 30 30 45 3
DCE 1106 Concrete Technology 30 30 45 3
DCE 1107 Engineering Surveying I 30 30 45 3
Semester Load = 21
Semester II                           Core Project (s) : Roofing, Installing Services, Finishes & External Works
CODE MODULE TITLE (All Core Modules): LH PH CH CU
DCE 1201 Construction Technology II 30 30 45 3
DAR 1202 Engineering Mathematics II 45 0 45 3
DCE 1202 Carpentry, Joinery and Welding 30 30 45 3
DAR 1201 Introduction to Computer Applications 30 30 45 3
DCE 1203 Building Services 30 30 45 3
DCE 1204 Quantity Surveying I 30 30 45 3
DGM 1201 Introduction to Communication Skills 30 30 45 3
Semester Load = 21
Industrial Training Term (Core Module)
CODE MODULE TITLE LH PH CH CU
DAR 1208 Industrial Training I 0 360 45 3
TOTAL FIRST YEAR CREDITS = 45
SECOND YEAR
Semester I                            Core Project(s): Construction of a road &  Elements of a  storied Building
CODE MODULE TITLE (All Core Modules) LH PH CH CU
DCE 2101 Construction Technology III 30 30 45 3
DAR 2102 Engineering Mathematics III 45 0 45 3
DCE 2103 Strength of Materials 30 30 45 3
DCE 2104 Special Needs, Gender, Health, Safety, Ethics & Environment 30 30 45 3
DCE 2105 Engineering Surveying II 30 30 45 3
DCE 2106 Computer Aided Design 30 30 45 3
DCE 2107 Geology and Soils 30 30 45 3
DCE 2108 Road Construction & Plants 30 30 45 3
Semester Load = 24
Semester II                        Core Project(s):  Resource (Money, Labour & Materials, Plant) Management
CODE MODULE TITLE (All Core Modules) LH PH CH CU
DAR 2201 Kiswahili 30 30 45 3
DCE 2202 Site Organization & Management 30 30 45 3
DCE 2203 Elementary Design of Structures 30 30 45 3
DAR 2204 Entrepreneurship Skills 30 30 45 3
DCE 2205 Quantity Surveying II 30 30 45 3
DCE 2206 Labour Based Road Construction 30 30 45 3
DCE 2207 Estimating and Tendering 30 30 45 3
DCE 2208 Real Life Project 0 120 60 4
Semester Load = 25
Industrial Training Period (Core Module)
CODE MODULE TITLE LH PH CH CU
DAR 2209 Industrial Training II 0 360 45 3
TOTAL SECOND YEAR CREDITS = 52

 

 


YEAR I SEMESTER I

 

Module Name                      DCE 1101: CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I 

Level:                                     YEAR I SEMESTER I

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • Introduces the fundamental aspects of building construction.
  • Imparts skills in the main aspects of, setting up and construction of simple buildings
  • Introduces the fundamental aspects of brick and block work, bonding and mortar.
  • Imparts skills in the main aspects of brickwork

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of site investigation;
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role the building environment plays;
  • Set out and construct simple buildings.
  • Appreciate the importance of bricks and blocks as construction materials;
  • Demonstrate skills of brick and block works.
Detailed Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1 Introduction

  • The Building Environment: Elements of The Environment; Functions and Relationship

of Elements; Location of Elements and Environment.

  • Builder’s Plants and their Maintenance

 

2 hours
Sub module 2: Site Investigation.

  • What to consider during site investigation;  Previous use (graves, pit latrines), Trees, wetland, slope, direction of sun, services,

 

2 hours
Sub module 3 Excavations

  • The Construction Site. Drawings and Documentation. Site Layout. Sequence of Work. Site Clearance. Setting Out Simple Buildings. Excavation Work on Construction Sites.

 

6 hours
Sub module 4: Foundations:

  • Functions and Functional Requirements. Basic Foundation Design. Settlement. Types of Foundations: Strip, Stepped, Pads, Raft, Pile (In-situ and Precast), Short Bored Piles, Pile Caps, Pier. Choice of Foundation.  Preparation and placing of concrete in the foundation

 

6 hours
Sub module 5  Construction of a plinth wall

  • Bricks, Blocks and Building Stone.
  • Tools, Their Care and Maintenance
  • . Mortars for Masonry Work. Concrete.
  • Laying Bricks, Blocks and Stones for the plinth wall
  • Damp proof modules
4 hours
Sub module 6: Laying of Concrete slab

  • Hardcore,
  •  Preparation and Placement of concrete slab.
2 hours
Sub module 7: Wall construction

  • Laying Damp Proof Courses.
  • Types of Walls: Load Bearing and Non-Load Bearing. Functional Requirements of Walls. Types of Wall Construction and Their Construction. Solid Masonry Walls: Bonding, Construction of Jambs, Cills and Threshold.
  • Scaffolding: Basic Principles for their Construction and Safety.
6 hours
Sub module 8 : Bridging Openings

  • Construction of Arches
  • Making shutters for Ring beams, and lintels
  • Bending and Fixing Reinforcement
  • Preparation and placement of concrete
  • Walling above ring beam
4 hours
Sub module 9: Health & safety on Site

  • Demarcate work area
  • Wear Protective clothing
  • Provide sanitary facilities
  • Erect Scaffolding
  • Maintain machinery in good working condition
  • Provide First aid Kit / Nurse on Site
  • Sensitize workers on Aids ?HIV and Safety on sites
  • Provide Hoarding & security on site
  • Observe Healthy and Safety Regulations
  • Maintain Cleanliness of the site, recycling & environmental protection

 

6 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught through lectures, assignments, tests and practicals.

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·      Assignments                                                                          5%

·      Tests                                                                                        10%

·      Practical reports                                                                    25%

·      Final module examination                                                  60%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module Name:                                  DAR 1102: ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS I 

Level:                                                     Year I Semester I

 

Module Credit                                      3CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • Introduces the concepts of Set Theory
  • Applications of Vector Analysis to Analytical Geometry
  • Examines various methods of solving linear systems
  • Introduces trigonometry

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • utilize the properties of sets
  • use laws of Boolean algebra to simplify circuits
  • use vector analysis to obtain equations of lines, planes and spheres
  • solve simultaneous equations using Gauss techniques
  • obtain roots of a Complex equation
Detailed  Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1: Elements of Mathematics

  • Set theory, theory of relations and functions,
  • Number theory,
  • Boolean algebra; switching circuits, laws of Boolean algebra, logic statements, compound statements, truth tables.

 

6  hours
Sub module 2:Polynomials:

  • Linear functions, graphs of functions, roots, partial fractions.
  • Equations:  Definitions: Simultaneous Equations, Quadratic Equations. The General Quadratic Equation. Completing the Square. The Quadratic Equation Formula. Solving the General Quadratic Equation.

 

6 hours
Sub module 3: Vector Analysis:

  • Vectors and scalars, components of a vector, vector algebra, laws of vector algebra, vector and scalar products, application to analytical geometry, applications to engineering problems

 

6 hours
Sub module 4; Indices:

  • Definitions. Laws of Indices. Fractional Indices. Negative indices. Multiplication and Division. Rationalization. Equations involving Indices

 

4 hours 
Sub module 5: Logarithms:

  • Theory of Logarithms. Common logarithms. Equations involving logarithmic functions. Exponential Functions. Logarithmic graphs.

 

6 hours
Sub module 6: Linear Algebra:

  • Systems of linear equations, vector spaces and subspaces, basis and dimension, linear dependence.
  • Matrices; matrix algebra, the identity matrix, transpose of a matrix, matrices and systems of linear equations, elementary row operations, echelon matrices, types of matrices.
  • Determinants; permutations, the determinant, properties of determinants, minors and cofactors, classical adjoint, Cramer’s rule, Eigen values and Eigen vectors, applications to systems of linear equations, stress-strain analysis.
10 hours
Sub module 7: Trigonometry:

  • The general angle. Pythagoras’ theorem. Graphs of Trigonometrical functions. Trigonometrical ratios of 30°, 45°, 60°. Compound angles. Factor formula. Maximum and minimum values. Solution of Triangles: The sine formula. Cosine formula. Tangent formula. Half angle formula. Heights and distances

 

8 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught by using lectures, tutorials and assignments.

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·      Assignments                                                                          5%

·      Tests                                                                                        10%

·      Practical reports                                                                    25%

·      Final module examination                                                  60%

Total                                                                                                        100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module Name                     DCE 1103: STRUCTURAL MECHANICS 

Level                                     YEAR I SEMESTER I

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • Introduces principles of mechanics in Engineering.

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Explain the basic concepts of engineering statics and dynamics;
  • Analyze equilibrium of statically determinate systems;
  • Explain concepts of bending moments, shear forces and construct bending moment and shear force diagrams;
  • Analyze forces of particles and bodies in motion;
  • Apply equations of motion to solve problems of bodies in linear, rotational and oscillatory motions.
Detailed  Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1: Introduction

  • Basic concepts and laws, dimensions and units.
2 hours
Sub module 2 :  Force Systems & Equilibrium

  • Force systems: forces, moment, couple, resultants, equilibrium conditions, constraints
  • Support Systems
  • Types of Loads
  • Types of structures
4  hours
Sub module 3: Properties of Sections

  • Area, centre of mass and centre of gravity, moment of inertia. Radius of gyration.

 

6 hours
Sub module 4: Analysis of Trusses

  • Introduction: Types of Trusses, Assumptions in Analysis of Trusses
  • Method of Joints
  • Method of Sections
  • Graphical Methods

 

6 Hours
Sub module 5 Analysis of Statically Determinant Beams

  • Shear Forces and Bending Moment Diagrams
6 hours
Sub Module 6 Analysis of Cables and Arches

  • Analysis of Cables
  • Identification of Types of Arches
  • Analysis of a three pin Arch
6 hours
Sub module 7:

  • The principle of virtual work and energy.
4 hours
Sub Module 8: Fundamental Concepts of Dynamics:

  • Force and Mass Equations, Moment and Impulse, Work, Energy and Power
4 hours
Sub Module 9: Introduction to Kinematics of Particles:

  • Geometry of Motion, Rectilinear Motion, Curvilinear Motion, Practical Applications – Circular Motion, Projectile Motion.
4 hours
Sub Module 10: Introduction to Kinetics of Particles:

  • Basic Concepts, Force-Mass equation, laws of motion, Momentum, Impulse and Collision of Particles, Energy Equations and Area Applications.

 

4 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught by using lectures, tutorials, assignments and practicals.

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·      Assignments                                                                          5%

·      Tests                                                                                        10%

·      Practical reports                                                                    25%

·      Final examination                                                                 60%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module  Name:                                    DCE 1104: CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS 

Level                                                       YEAR I SEMESTER I

 

Module Credit                                      3CU

Brief Description of the ModuleIntroduces the student to the basics of most common materials used in the construction and building industry. Their origin and classification, mechanical, physical and chemical properties, specifications, standards and regulations, materials performance and its measurement

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Explain the general properties of different types of common construction and building materials.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the behaviour and composition of soils, clay and clay products, timbers and timber products and building stone.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the behaviour and composition of Aggregates, Cements, Lime, Mortars, Plasters, and Concrete Products.
Detailed  Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1: Soils

  • Soil classification systems, Casagrande’s soil classification system, British soil classification system, soil structure and classification,
  • Properties of Soils: Volume Density relationship, Moisture movements, strength of Soil
  • Standard Tests of Soil: particle size distribution, liquid limit test, plastic limit test, shrinkage test, organic matter test, compaction test, unconfined compression test
  • Soil stabilization: methods  of soil stabilization, stabilizing agents, – cement, lime, bitumen,

 

4 hours
Sub module 2: Clay and its Products

  • Formation of clay, properties, classification (based on mode of formation and dominant characteristics),
  • Common clay products for Building: Bricks, Blocks, Hollow blocks, Maxspans,  pipes, roof & floor tiles
  • Properties of clay products: Porosity, water absorption, strength, efflorescence, density, moisture & thermal movements, fire resistance, water resistance
  • Manufacture of clay products
  • Tests of Properties
  • Durability, weather resistance & other properties
  • Use of different clay products
4 hours
Sub module 3: Timber:

  • Timber structure
  • Timber species & Classification: Soft woods & Hard woods
  • Properties of Timber & their significance: Physical and Mechanical Properties and their tests, Chemical properties
  • Conversion of timber Methods of Converting timber, their advantages and disadvantages; radial sawing & plain sawing
  • Timber Seasoning: Aims of Seasoning, methods of seasoning; their advantages and disadvantages, air (natural) and Kiln (artificial) seasoning.
  • Timber defects: Natural defects; from abnormal growth, fungal and insect damage during growth, conversion and seasoning defects
  • Timber Diseases:

Dry rot ; its causes and methods of prevention

Wet rot: its causes and methods of prevention

Termites and their effects on timber

  • Timber grading
  • Preservation of timber: Aims of preservations, types of preservatives, where applied  and methods of  application
  • Utilization of timber: solid timber, plywood, Block board, Laminated timber, Chip boards

 

4 hours
Sub module 4:  Building Stones:

  • Origin, physical, geological and chemical classification, criteria for selection, qualities of good building stones, deterioration, standard tests.

 

2 hours
Sub module 5: Aggregates:          

  • Classification based on size, density and origin, sources, properties/characteristics and their effect on properties of concrete, characteristics of quality aggregates.

 

2  hours
Sub module 6: Cement:

  • Types and properties, Portland cement, composition and functions of constituent compounds, manufacture (wet and dry process), hydration, setting and hardening.
2 hours
Sub module 7: Lime

  • Types of Lime/ classification, Manufacture, Properties, sources and uses, limitations, Standard tests for lime

 

2 hours
Sub module 8: Mortars:

  • Composition & types of mortars, c
  • Properties of mortars: workability, water retentivity, sulphate resistance
  • Manufacturer of mortars, use of different types of mortars, mortar plasticizers

 

2 hours
Sub module 9: Plasters:

  • Composition and types of plasters: gypsum plasters, plaster boards
  • Properties of Plasters; Shrinkage & expansion, strength development, cracking, sulphate resistance
  • Manufacturing process
  • Use of different types of plasters
  • Plastering process
2 hours
Sub module 10: Concrete products:

  • Roofing tiles, pipes, bricks, blocks, etc.

 

2 hours
Sub module 11: Metals  ( Ferrous Metals)

  • Types of ferrous metals: pig iron, cast iron, wrought iron, mild steel, high tensile steel, and stainless steel
  • Common alloys, alloying agents, importance of carbon in steel
  • Properties of ferrous metals: strength, thermal movements, appearance, density
  • Extraction  of iron from ores
  • Manufacturing process of steel items;

Heat treatment; reasons for heat treatment

Casting

Rolling; Hot & cold rolling

Drawing & extruding

  • Common steel items used in buildings , Steel sections, sheets / plates & bars
  • Standard tests for steel; tensile strength, creep, thermal strength corrosion resistance
  • Corrosion: causes and methods of protection
  • Effects of fire and fire protection

 

4 hours
Sub module 12:  Metals (Non Ferrous)

  • Types of Non ferrous metals used in the building industry: Copper, zinc, aluminum, lead, Brass and Bronze
  • Properties of common Non ferrous metals
  • Extraction fro ores
  • Manufacturing process
  • Common items & their uses
  • Corrosion and Protection
  • Standard tests
4 hours
Sub module 13: Plastics

  • Classifications & Types of Plastics: Thermo plastics & thermosetting plastics
  • Composition of plastics: plastic fillers and pigments
  • Properties of plastics; Density, strength, thermal movements, durability, heat and sunlight resistance
  • Manufacture of plastics: extrusion, injection, molding & casting
  • Uses of plastics in the building industry; tiles, films, sheets, pipes, tanks, sanitary appliances
4 hours
Sub module 14:  Paints & Painting

  • Constituents of paints and their properties; pigments, fillers,
  • Types of paints and their uses; Oil and water paints, vanishes
  • Paint systems; primer, undercoat, finishing coat.
  • Use of paints according to different backgrounds; wood, metal, concrete,  plaster (internal or external walls), dry or moist walls
  • Paint defects; Bleeding, cracking
  • Standard Tests: Hardness test, drying time test, abrasion and alkali resistance
4 hours
Sub module 15: Bituminous Materials

  • Types of bituminous materials used in construction; Bitumen, natural asphalt, tars, cut backs
  • Properties of Bituminous materials; Viscosity, Hardness (consistency), ductility, softening
  • Uses of bituminous materials in construction; road pavements, tanking, roof protection, water proof skirting,
  • Standard tests  & their significance:  penetration, viscosity, ductility, softening point, flash and fire point tests
4 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught by using lectures, tutorials, assignments, practicals and industrial visits.

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports, industrial visit reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·         Assignments                                                                         5%

·         Tests                                                                                      10%

·         Practical reports                                                                   25%

·         Final examination                                                                               60%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module Name                      DCE 1105: CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAWING I 

Level                                       YEAR I SEMESTER I

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the ModuleEngineering drawing introduces students to drawing as a means of communication, conventions used, terminology, drawing instruments and materials. It develops the skills in three dimensional visualizations, setting up, drawing and actual detailing of drawings.
Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • read, and interpret working drawing,
  • show the value of engineering drawing techniques for conveying ideas and instructions;
  • The ability to visualize three dimensional objects is developed.
  • Detail and produce Architectural and Engineering drawings

 

Detailed  Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1: Introduction to Engineering Drawing:

  • Use of drawing equipment; types and sizes of drawing papers and boards; drawing paper layout; types of title blocks and their applications; types of lettering and printing methods; types of lines and their applications.

 

2 hours
Sub Module 2: Architectural Drawing of a simple single storey building

  • Drawing Paper Planning, Notes, Block Plan, Scale,
  • Plan
  • Sections
  • Elevations
12 hours
Sub module 3: Simple Geometrical Constructions:

  • Connecting-lines, perpendiculars and parallels; Construction angles and squares with compasses; Bisection and division of a line into equal parts.
2 hours
Sub module 4: Principles of Tangency:

  • Construction of internal and external tangents to circles of both equal and unequal diameters; internal and external curved tangents to both equal and unequal circles; construction of inscribing and circumscribing arcs; determining the centre of a circle touching the inner sides of a given polygon; circle touching the vertices of a given polygon.
4 hours
Sub module 5:  Simple Plane Figures:

  • Definitions of geometrical plane figures; triangles, rectangles, quadrilaterals, trapezium, rhombus and various regular polygons; a circle and its properties

 

2 hours
Sub module 6:  Transformation of Plane Figures:

  • Transforming given shapes/figures to required one; reducing a given shape to a required one; reduction and enlargement in proportions of a given figure in both radial and direct methods.
2 hours
Sub module 7 Loci and Special Curves:

  • Drawing of Ellipses and special curves.
2 hours
Sub module 8:  Isometric and Oblique Projection:

  • Principles of isometric and oblique projection as applied to simple cubic objects

 

6 hours
Sub module 9:  Principles of Orthographic Projection:

  • Drawing paper planning; introduction to principles of first and third angle projection and applications; three view drawing of regular solids in first and third angle projection of  cubes, rectangular solids; conventions applied in dimensioning; selection of dimensions – size, local and redundant dimensions; thickness of extension and dimensional lines; fitting dimensions onto an orthographic drawing.

 

4 hours
Sub module 10:  Principles of Sectioning:

  • Definition and significance of sectioning; where and how to section and shade/hatch  considering cutting plane; types of sections to include full/half sections, local/revolved sections, part/removed sections, off-set/aligned sections and section lines; dimensioning isometric drawing.

 

2 hours
Sub module 11:  First auxiliary projection:

  • Definition and application of Auxiliary Projection; determination of true length of a line in space; determination of true shape of a plane in space; 1st Auxiliary Projection practice.
4 hours
Sub Module 13: Drawing of Typical Road, Sanitation, Water supply facilities

  • Drawings Typical Road Sections & Profiles
  • Drawings of Water supply & sanitary fittings
6 hours
Sub module 14: Drawing of Typical Structural Engineering Sections

  • Foundation Layouts & Foundations / Footings
  • Floor slabs  (Maxspans & Solid)
  • Beams & Columns
  • Walling
  • Drawings of structural steel
8 hours
Mode of DeliveryDelivered through drawing demonstration  lecturers, site  / drawing offices visits  and actual practice of drawing by students
AssessmentThe module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports, field visit reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·         Assignments                                                                         5%

·         Tests                                                                                      10%

·         Drawing Exercises                                                              25%

·         Final examination                                                                               60%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

Module Name                                      DCE 1106 CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY 

Level                                                       YEAR I SEMESTER I

 

Module Credit                                      3CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • Introduces the basics of concrete technology.
  • Examines the materials for concrete, their manufacture and use.

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the properties of concrete;
  • Explain the manufacture of cements used in concrete;
  • Identify and classify aggregates suitable for making concrete;
  • Design and analyze tests for concrete mixes for different uses;
  • Interpret drawings of reinforced concrete elements;
  • Supervise the construction of concrete structures.
Detailed  Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1: Introduction

  • Basics of concrete technology,
  • Properties of concrete
  • Type of concrete & their applicability: plain concrete, Reinforce concrete, precast concrete, prestressed concrete
2 hours
Sub module 2: Materials for concrete,

  • Choice of Aggregates:
  • Type of Aggregates; natural artificial, normal weight and light weight
  •  Production of Aggregates, Grading of Aggregates.
  • Bulking of sand and its effects on batching
  • Storing of aggregates,
  • Tests for aggregates: cleanliness, grading, organic impurities, strength
6 hours
Sub module 3: Cements:

  • Types of cements,
  • Manufacture of cements,
  • Storage of cement
  • Admixtures.
6 hours
Sub module 4  Admixtures / Additives

  • Types of Additives
  • Characteristics, Properties & use of Admixtures
  • Precautions to be taken before using admixtures
2 hours
Sub module 5: Water and Concrete  mix design:

  • Suitability of water for concrete
  • Tests for water to use for concrete
  • Water/ cement ratio
  • Aggregate cement ratio
  • Workability.
  • Concrete mix design
  • Trial mixes
  • Yield of a concrete mix; quantities required to produce  a cubic meter of concrete, allowance for wastage
8 hours
Sub module 6: Concrete Mixing Plant

  • Types & sizes on concrete mixers: Tilting & non tilting drum mixers, pan mixers, truck mixers; uses / applicability, advantages  and disadvantages of each
  • Operation, loading and safety measures
  • Maintenance of mixing plant
  • Lay out of Mixing plants; requirements for central mixing, central batching and small mixing units, advantages & disadvantages of each system
4 hours
Sub module 7: Reinforcement

  • Types of reinforcement used in Uganda
  • Stacking cleaning & fixing reinforcement
  • Bar bending schedule and reading detail of reinforcement on structural drawing

 

2 hours
Sub module 8: Formwork

  • Preparation of formwork;
  • Design of Formwork for slabs, beams, columns/ walls, consideration of hydrostatic pressures
  • Types and use of mould oils and retarders
  • Removal of formwork
4 hours
Sub module 9: Concreting Process:

  • Batching  by volume & by weight (advantages & disadvantages of each)
  • Mixing : Machine and hand mixing, site and already mixed concrete, advantages and disadvantages of each
  •  Transporting concrete, Wheel barrows, dumpers, tipping lorries, Hoists, Chutes, Truck mixers, agitators, Pumps
  • Placement of concrete;  in foundations, columns, beams, upper floor slabs, paving and roads, tools and equipments used
  • Compaction of concrete; by hand, internal & external vibrators, time required for compaction, effects of over compaction,  and under compaction, bleeding, honey combing
  • Preparation of Joints: basic considerations, removing laitance, making horizontal  and vertical joints, for hand compacted & vibrated concrete
  • Curing of concrete; reasons for curing, methods of curing and protection of columns, beams, walls, floors, roads; when to start and how long to cure.
  • Surface finishing.: exposed surfaces, bolt holes, fins and curtains, patching
16 hours
Sub module 10 Protecting Concrete during casting

  • Concreting  in hot weather: precautions when transporting, placing and compacting, protection from dry winds and heat from the sun
  • Concrete in cold weather; protection from freezing and frost
  • Concreting in wet conditions; protection from rain and running water
  • Protection against shrinkage, cracking and creep.
  • Protection for mass concrete
4 hours
Sub module 11: Precast Concrete

  • Comparison with insitu concrete
  • Typical precast
  • Manufacture
  • Handling and storage on site

 

2  hours
Sub module 12:  Practical (Laboratory)-

  • Concrete Mixing,
  • Concrete Curing,
  • Testing of sand for bulking
  • Sampling / using of sample divider for aggregates
  • Testing for the flakiness index of coarse aggregates
  • Testing for organic  content of fine aggregates
  • Sieve analysis of fine and course aggregate
  • Testing for soundness of cement
  • Testing for the fineness of cement
  • Testing for the initial and final setting time for cement
  • Testing for moisture content of fine and coarse aggregates
  • Los Angeles abrasion test
  • Testing for Aggregate impact value
  • Testing for aggregate crushing value
  • Sulphate and chloride test for aggregates
  • Sampling concrete for testing purposes
  • Slump test for workability
  • Compacting factor test for workability
  • Making cubes, cylinders and beams.
  • Testing cubes and cylinders for compressive strength
  • Testing of concrete beams
  • Rebound hammer test for hardened concrete
  • Rebar meter testing
  • Cover meter testing

 

30  hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught by using lectures, assignments, site visit reports and practical work.

 

AssessmentThe module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical work / test reports, field visit reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·         Assignments                                                                         5%

·         Tests                                                                                      10%

·         Practical and field visit reports                                          25%

·         Final examination                                                                               60%

Total                                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module Name                                      DCE  1107 ENGINEERING SURVEYING I 

Level                                                       YEAR I SEMESTER I

 

Module Credit                                      4 CU

Brief Description of the ModuleIntroduces and examines the basic principles and practical techniques in Engineering surveying.

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Collect data, process and transform them into interpretable forms such as cadastral plans, site plans, topographic maps, profiles, etc.
  • Collect appropriate data and produce suitable design schemes in building civil engineering fields.
  • Critically analyze and interpret building and engineering design schemes on paper and transform them into physical reality on the ground in form of setting out.
  • Critically monitor any deformation in form of vertical settlement, shift and tilt that may occur on any civil and building engineering works, during and after completion of their construction.
  • Work closely with related professionals such as land surveyors, architects, physical planners, etc to accomplish tasks within inter-related disciplines.
Detailed  Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1: General Introduction:

  • Objectives of surveying, purpose of surveying, major forms of surveying, principal types of surveying, guidelines of conducting a survey, units of measurements, scale, plan and maps, accuracy and precision, types of errors and errors in measurements.

(6 hours)

2 hours
Sub module 2: Chain/ linear surveying:

  • Equipments used, standardization correction, horizontal measurements, ranging out, basic survey methods, and detail survey of topography and booking methods, setting out right angles, obstructions in chaining, chain angles, plotting equipments and plotting the survey.

 

8 hours
Sub module 3: Leveling:

  • Terminologies used; Level line, vertical line, horizontal line, Mean sea level, Ordinance datum, reduced level, bench mark, OBM, TBM, site datum, Arbitrary bench mark
  • Equipments used; dumpy, tilting automatic levels,  adjustments of a level,
  •  Methods of field booking: Rise and Fall and Collimation methods of booking, checks on accuracy,
  • Application of leveling:  setting out, sectioning, contouring

 

14 hours
Sub module 4: Theodolites:

  • Classification, main parts of a theodolite, permanent and temporary adjustments, cantering errors, horizontal and vertical angles measurements.

 

8 hours
Sub module 5: Traversing:

  • Types of traverse ( closed, open, loop), Higher and low order, general procedure
  • Bearings, north directions,
  • Theodolite traversing; choice of stations, included angles, linear measurements, booking, checking and adjusting results, slope distances
  • Traverse computations: purpose latitude and departures, errors and their correction, Bowditch’s method, Coordinates (Easting & Northing), Plotting, Traverse tables
16  hours
Sub module 6:  Field Exercises:

  • Use of

Distance measuring equipments like tapes, chains, bands;

Slope measuring equipments like clinometers; #

Equipments for measuring right angles like optical square, cross staff, prism square

Ranging out equipment like rods, steel arrows, pegs, nails and brads

  • Field exercise involving leveling, contouring, plotting and inking in
  • Field exercise involving a theodolite; reading Vernier, centering, and setting up over a given station, reading and setting out an angle and taking levels.
30
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught using: lectures, assignments and practicals.

 

Assessments

Practical reports, assignments, tests and module examination, and their relative contribution to the final grade is as below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·         Assignments                                                                         5%

·         Tests                                                                                      10%

·         Practical reports                                                                   25%

·         Final examination                                                                               60%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR I SEMESTER II


 

Module Name                      DCE 1201 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II 

Level:                                    YEAR I SEMESTER II

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the ModuleImparts skills in the main aspects of  construction of  finishes, window and door shutters, and external works for a single storey structure

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Construct roofs of non storied buildings
  • Provide an overview on the general properties of different types of Roofs, Doors, and Windows.
  • Know the various roofing materials and choose between different types of roofing materials.
  • Make finishes; plaster, paint, make all types of floors and tiles
  • Supervise the installation of services;
  • Construct the external works;
Detailed Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1: Doors

  • Definition: Function. Functional Requirements.
  • Types of doors: Paneled doors, Flush doors. Battened doors. Door linings and Door frames, plus methods of fixing them. Ceiling to door height.
  • Ironmongery: Fittings, which allow movement and fittings which give security. Door schedule and its use.

 

16 hours
Sub module 2: Windows

  • Definition. Function. Functional Requirements.
  • Types of Windows: Materials that make them (Timber, Steel Aluminum), method of opening (Casement, Vertically sliding sash, Horizontal sliding sash, top hinged & side hinged). Ironmongery. Fixing windows to window frames and sub-frames. Rust proofing metallic windows. Window glazing. Window schedule and its use
16 hours
Sub module 3: Finishes

  • Factors considered in choosing finishes. Internal wall and ceiling finishes and their application: Plastering, Gypsum plaster, Gypsum plasterboards, skirting, Architrave’s, Suspended ceiling.
  • External wall finishes and their application: Smooth rendering, textured rendering, roughcast (Wet dash) and Pebble dash (Dry dash), Tiling and Facing bricks
  •  Painting Definition. Paint system. Types of paint. Methods of paint application. Methods of painting on different surfaces. Painting defects and their remedies. Dado panel finishes. Finishing schedule.
  • Floor finishes, cement -sand screed, Terrazzo/ granolithic floor finishes, Tiles, Wood boards
18 hours
Sub module 4  External Works

  • Construction of landscape
  • Construction  of walkways, driveways, parking
  • Construction of drainage and external plumbing system.

 

10 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught through lectures, assignments, tests and practical work  and site visits

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·         Assignments                                                                                         5%

·         Tests                                                                                                      10%

·         Practical reports                                                                                   25%

·         Final module examination                                                                 60%

Total                                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module Name:                     DAR 1202 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS II 

Level                                       YEAR I SEMESTER II

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • Introduces the complex numbers.
  • Functions of complex numbers.
  • Hyperbolic functions.
  • Differential calculus.
  • Integral calculus.
  • Ordinary differential equations.

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Appreciate Understand complex numbers and their applications to Engineering problems.
  • Describe hyperbolic functions.
  • Study differential calculus, integral calculus, ordinary differential equations and their applications to Engineering problems.
Detailed  Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1: Complex Numbers:

  • Definition. Algebra of Complex Numbers. The Argand Diagram.. Polar

Representation. Exponential Representation. Function of a Complex Variable.

Powers and Roots.

  •  Demoivre’s theorem.
  • Exponential and Hyperbolic Functions.
  • Application to Engineering Problems: Resolution of Forces,

Phasors in Electrical Circuits

15 hours
Sub module 2: Hyperbolic Functions:   8 hours
Sub module 3: Differential Calculus:

  • Limits. The Derivative. Differentiation of One and Several Variables. The Differentiability Theorem. Differentiation of Different Functions. Maxima and Minima. Methods of Differentiation. The Chain Rule. Implicit Functions. Partial Differentiation. Higher Order Derivatives.  Applications to Engineering Problems
10 hours
Sub module 4; Integral Calculus:

  • Definite integrals. Indefinite Integrals. Methods of Integration. Double integrals. Multiple Integrals. Application of Integration

 

10 hours 
Sub module 5: Ordinary Differential Equations:

  • Definitions. Equations of First Order and Degree. Second Order Equations With Constant Coefficients. Homogeneous Equations. Applications of Differential Equations
15 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught through lectures, assignments, tests

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·         Assignments                                                                          15%

·         Tests                                                                                       25%

·         Final module examination                                                  60%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module Name:                                    DCE 1203 CARPENTARY JOINERY AND WELDING 

Level                                                     YEAR I SEMESTER II

 

Module Credit                                    3CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • Introduces the fundamental aspects of carpentry and joinery.
  • Imparts skills in the main aspects of brickwork, carpentry and joinery, setting up.

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of carpentry and joinery;
  • Demonstrate carpentry and joinery skills.
Detailed  Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1: Carpentry and Joinery Tools and Equipment:

  • Hand tools and electric power hand tools,
  • Types of wood working machines; saws, surface and thicknesses, chain and chisel mortise, spindle moulders, etc
  • Principal of operation use and maintenance of each type of machine
  • Care, and Safety
4 hours
Sub module 2:  Timber & Timber Joints

  • Timber: Selection, use, preparation for carcass and joinery work
  • Standard types of timber joints, halving, mortice and tenon, dovetail dowel joints, edge joint.
  • Use of nails, bolts, screws and adhesives for jointing timber

 

4 hours
Sub module 3: Timber Floors

  • Preparation of jointing to hollow floors, cutting, splicing, halving and fixing joints, trimming to openings

 

4 hours
Sub module 4:  Roofs:

  • Definition. Function. Functional Requirements. Choice of Roof Structure;
  • Fabrication of Timber Trusses and Beams/ purlins.
  • Preparation of Rafters struts and ties, wall plates, Cutting Bevels and Birds Mouth, Fixing to Plates and Ridge.
  • Types of Roof Structure: Flat Roof in timber. Flat roof coverings: Bitumen, asphalt, copper, lead, zinc and aluminium. Parapet walls.
  • Pitched Roofs: Roof shapes, single roofs, double roofs, triple roofs.
  • Openings in Timber Roofs.
  • Roof coverings and Methods of Fixing.
  • Roof lights. Roof ventilation and lightening protection.

 

8 hours
Sub module 5: Shutters                

  • Construction and fixing Windows and Door Frames.
  • Construction and hanging Doors and Windows.

 

4 hours
Sub module 6: Form work & Temporary Supports

  • Construction of simple formwork to lintels, arches, precast and in-situ
  • Fabrication, setting up, plumbing and leveling  of formwork for concrete in insitu slabs, beams, columns, stairs
  • Mouldings, Chamfers and Rebates.
  • Construction of temporary supports for scaffolding and shoring

 

4  hours
Sub module 7: Construction of Timber Stairs

  • Construction of a simple flight of stairs  including setting out strings, templates, jointing, and fixing treads and risers
4 hours
Sub module 8: Timber Finishes and Decorations

  • Preparation of Woodwork for Polishing and Painting
  • Fixing of Architraves, skirting, picture rails, dado rails, cover mouldings

 

2  hours
Sub module 9: Timber Workshops

  • Setting up a Production Unit for Joinery Work.
  • Layout of benches, machines and services in  a Simple Carpentry Workshop.
6 hours
Sub module 10: Joining Metals and Plastics

  • Equipments used in a small Engineering Workshop:  Welding Machine, lathe machine, Drilling machine, bending machines, grindstone  & soldering gun
  • Safety in the workshop and safety wear
  • Care and maintenance of tools and equipments
  • Metals: selection, use and preparation
  • Jointing process in metals and plastics
  • Simple fitting and machining
  • Use of stocks and dies
  • Soldering, brazing and welding
  • Cutting, shaping and bending sheet metal
14 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught by using lectures, tutorials, assignments, practicals and industrial visits.

 

AssessmentThe module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports, industrial visit reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                    Contribution

  • Assignments                                                        5%
  • Tests                                                                     10%
  • Practical reports                                                  25%
  • Final examination                                                               60%

Total                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

Module Name                                      DAR 1201: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 

Level                                                       YEAR I SEMESTER II

 

Module Credit                                      3CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • An overview of History of computing devices.
  • Introduces data representation in a computer.
  • Introduces computer architecture and organization.
  • Introduces computer application packages.
  • Introduces Internet Technologies.
Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Reflect on the evolution of computing;
  • Explain how data is stored in computers;
  • Distinguish between hardware and software components;
  • Know the functions of Operating Systems;
  • Manage files in a computer;
  • Type, manipulate and print a document;
  • Organize, manipulate a worksheet as related to real-time problems;
  • Send e-mail and carry out electronic research on Internet
Detailed  Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1: Introduction

  • Introduction to Information Technology, history of computing devices.
  • Hardware and software components, devices and types. Basic computer architecture and organization.
  • Data Representation in a computer.
  • Introduction to operating systems, file management.
12 hours
Sub module 2: MS Word,

  • Key Board, Shift, Control, Caps Lock, Tab, Spacer Bar, Alt, Insert, Delete, End, Home, Num Lock, Esc, Return Keys and their usage, The mouse; left and right click and its implication
  • File Management:: Opening a file, Creating a folder, Saving a document; saving a file on a computer, on a flash disk, on a compact disc (CD) Accessing a file, through, explore, my computer, , Backing up files, Scanning for anti Virus,  and other safety measures
  • Adjusting a page lay out: Orientation of pages; Portrait, Landscape, Margins, Size of pages, Letter, A4, A3 Envelope, etc, Arrangement of Data in one, two, three columns, Page breaks, section breaks, indents, Line spacing, Marking documents
  • Inserting Information in a document: Cover page, Blank page, page breaks, Tables, spreadsheets, Picture, Clip Art, Microsoft equation, symbol, page numbers, header, footer, cross reference
  • Drawing, lines, text boxes, shapes, arches, curves, tables, grouping, rotating a drawing, use of grids,
  • Writing mail; Letters and letter wizard, e-mail messages, Creating Envelopes, and labels, Directory, Mail Merge
  • Checking  and Reviewing a  document: Spelling & Grammar, Thesaurus, Translation, Word count, Track changes, compare, protect a document
  • Tools:  searching :for a file, Word in A file, Replacing, a word, Ruler, Gridlines, Zoom, Preview, Document map, select, copy, paste, print , letter type, font, underline, bold, italics, Align text:  right, left, center, justify and where used, bullet points, number,
18 Hours
Sub module 3: MS Power point:

  • Presentations views: Normal, slide sorter, notes, page, slide show, timing, animations, using slide master, handout master, notes master
  • Making a slide; types of slide layout and  back ground, using ruler, gridlines, zoom, dimensioning
2  hours
Sub module 4: MS Excel:

  • File management; creating opening and saving a file, create sheets, format cell.
  • Data management: External data from MS Access, web, text; Sort and Filter Data, grouping data
  • Data tools: Validation, Consolidation, what if Analysis, remove duplication
  • Charts Graphs and Illustrations: Column, & line graphs, Scatter, Bar charts, Pie charts, bar charts, donut
  • Inserting test, header, footer, word art, signature line, tables, picture, clip art, shapes, tables
  • Use of Formula: Financial, logical, mathematical , Trigonometrically, statistical, Engineering, cube,
14  hours
Sub module 5: MS Access:

  • Creating and linking a database to a windows share point  source site for projects, tasks, events, issues etc
4  hours
Sub module 6: MS Project

  • Use of MS project to make Work plans, Ghant Charts,
  • Project Monitoring using MS Project
4  hours
Sub module 7: Internet,

  • Introduction to the internet and the world wide web, searching for information/surfing
  • Electronic mail services; composing , saving, sending, and receiving mail, attaching files,
4  hours
Sub module 8:

  • Introduction Practical work  in applications packages such as Autocad
  • File management
  • Drawing
  • Viewing a drawing
  • Dimensioning
  • Modifying a drawing
  • Plotting
12 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught by using lectures, assignments and practicals.
AssessmentThe module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports, and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·         Assignments                                                                         5%

·         Tests                                                                                      10%

·         Practical and field visit reports                                          25%

·         Final examination                                                                               60%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

Module Name:                     DCE 1203  BUILDING SERVICES 

Level                                       YEAR I SEMESTER II

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • Introduces and examines requirements for building services, (viz Electrical Installations, water supply, drainage, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning),
  • Explains methods of installing the services.

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the installation of services in a building and other Engineering structures.
  • Supervise the installation of these services
  • Supervise the maintenance and repair of these services

 

Detailed  Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1; Electrical Installation

  • Brief Outline of Electricity Generation. Transmission and Distribution: Location, Voltage, power capabilities of transmission lines, transmission methods and system from transmission lines to consumer
  • Ohm’s law, power in circuit, means and methods of detecting and measuring electric current, voltmeters, ammeters, functions of multipliers and shunts
  • Conductors & cables; materials for conductors and reasons for their use, reasons for stranding conductors, current rating of cables
  • Insulators; functions of insulators, types of insulating cables , where used, effect of temperature and humid conditions
  • Electricity Supply in a Building. Final Circuit Distribution. Radial Circuit. Ring Circuit. , layout of a domestic distribution and control unit, disadvantages and advantages of each, Fuses and Circuit breakers,
  • Wiring systems e.g. sheathed cables, ducts, trunking, Circuit and wiring diagrams of different types of installations (Electrical & Telephone Diagrams), Need for colour coding, Bell circuits, lighting and heating circuits
  •  Earthing; regulations on earthing, base requirements and reasons for earthing, Continuity, conductors and earthing lead, earthing a consumer unit, requirements for installation in bath rooms
  • Testing  and Inspecting Electrical Installations: Insulation, Polarity and Continuity tests
  • Single-phase and three – phase concepts, delta and star connection in circuits, Application of single phase and three-phase to machinery and motors used in construction industry.
  • Illumination, types of lamps; e.g. incandescent filament lamps, arch lamps, discharge lamps, their advantages and disadvantages
  • Electrical Safety,  Protection, Main causes of accidents  and treatment  of electric shock, precaution in removing a person from a live wire
12  hours

Sub module 2:  Water Supply

  • Sources of water, Water impurities, Characteristics of water for domestic purposes.
  • Water Treatment.
  •  Cold water supply: (direct & indirect), Pipe sizes, Materials used for water mains, Connection and laying of service pipes from water mains to dwelling, Functions and names of various pipes used in cold water supply, Cold water storage cistern; their sitting and protection,.
  • Hot water supply: direct and indirect systems, Secondary circulation. Pipe sizes, Circulation of water in pipes, boilers and cylinders. Connections to vertical and horizontally fixed cylinders
  • Supply of water in multi-stored buildings.
  • Principles and working of taps and valves used in water supply to include: bib, globe, and stop taps, ball values, gate values, drain taps and plug corks.

 

12 hours

Sub module 3: Drainage and Sanitation

  • Sanitary Fittings: Bathtubs, Water closets, Flushing cisterns, Wash hand basins, Sinks Showers, Urinals, and Bidets.
  • Drainage: Definition. Principles of drainage. Drainage pipe materials. Laying drainage pipes; methods of bedding and jointing drain pipes. Drains passing into and under buildings, Traps, Unsealing of traps.  Common fittings for drains such as gullies, bends and half channels, connection of drains to soil and waste stacks
  • Drainage above ground: Pipe used. Combined (one pipe) system, Dual (Two pipes) system, and Sing stack system.
  • Drainage below ground. Piped used. Manholes and inspection chamber. Drop manholes, Roding. Intercepting chambers. Gulley traps. Grease traps. Petrol and grease chambers. Testing drains: Water tests, Air test, Smoke test, Ball test.
  • Drainage disposal. Soak away, public sewer cesspool, Septic tank, Filter beds, Sewage pumps; pneumatic, submersible, drywell suction.
  • Lagoons. (Waste water stabilization ponds) Types, design, facilities.

 

12 hours
Sub module 4: Ventilation, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning     

  • Definitions. Natural ventilation. Air changes and temperature. Natural ventilation by law requirements. Mechanical ventilation: Types of fans, Propeller, Centrifugal, Axial flow, ducts, Extraction through lighting system.
  • Air Conditioning: Introduction to Air Conditioning. Air Conditioning Units and Systems. Installation and Maintenance.

 

4 hours
Sub module 5: Practical Exercise in Plumbing

  • How to cut and thread mild steel pipes, cutting of mild steel pipes using hacksaw and pipe cutters. Squaring filling and cleaning of pipe ends. Assembling and setting the dies in the machine.
  • Methods of jointing mild steel fittings to mild steel pipes
  • Bending of Mild steel pipes using hydraulic and bending machines, making allowances for square bends and breaks.
  • Methods of Bending copper tube; Joining copper tube using compression, capillary and bronze welding
  •  Bronze welding, types of flux, rod and flames, correct pressure for cylinders. Assembling and dismantling acetylene equipment
  • Stripping and assembling bib taps, plug cocks, ball valves, packing of glands, rewashing and refixing.
  • Soft soldering, lead tin solders, types of solder, use of flux, copper bit soldering irons
  • Connection of P and Straps to wastes, method of jointing cast iron, plastic, cement and pitch fibre soil pipes
  • Fixing WC cisterns, sinks and wash basins
  • Sheet metal roof work: formation of standing seams to ridge and weathering to eaves, dog eared corners, single welts, double welts, Chimney and gable and abutment weathering.
8 hours
Sub module 6: Practical Exercise in Electrical Installation

  • Wiring of a house on college
  • Studying the wiring of a small house on college, dismantling the wiring and rewiring
  • Wiring of a small house in the community near the college#

 

12  hours

Mode of delivery

The module will be taught by lecturers, tutorials, assignments, tests, site visits and practicals.

 

AssessmentThe module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

 

Requirements                                                                                                    Contribution

·      Assignments                                                                                          5%

·      Tests                                                                                                        10%

·      Practical and fieldwork/project reports                                              25%

·      Final examination                                                                                 60%

Total                                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module Name                      DCE 1205 QUANTITY SURVEYING I 

Level:                                     YEAR I SEMESTER II

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • Introduces principles of measurement of quantities for building works.
  • Examines measurement of quantities for all elements of buildings including openings, fittings and services.

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Explain the terms relating to measurement of building works;
  • Explain parties to a building contract and define related terms;
  • Measure all building quantities of all elements of a building.
Detailed Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1 Introduction:

  • History and Development of Quantity Surveying.
  • Personnel in Building Contracts and Their Responsibilities.
  • Functions of a Quantity Surveyor in Building Contracts.
  • Use of Dimension Paper; Setting out, order of Dimensions, side notes, waste calculations and use of schedules
  • Use of Bill of Quantities.
  • Use of Standard Method of Measurement.
8 hours
Sub Module 2 Foundations:

  • Taking of quantities, Preparation of Schedule of materials and Preparation of bills of quantities in accordance with the standard method of measurement of building works, Build up unit rates for:

(i)                  Oversite strip,

(ii)                 Excavations of foundation trenches

(iii)               Concreting to foundations

(iv)               Substructure for simple buildings up to including DPC and concrete floor bed

 

12 hours
Sub module 3: Super Structure:

  • Taking of quantities, Preparation of Schedule of materials and Preparation of bills of quantities in accordance with the standard method of measurement of building works Build up unit rates for

(v)                 Brick / block walls , (solid and Cavity walls)

(vi)               Basements

(vii)              Wooden  and casement windows  including adjustment for openings

(viii)            Wooden and Casement doors including adjustment for openings

.

12 hours
Sub Module 4:  Pitched roof:

  • Taking of quantities, Preparation of Schedule of materials and Preparation of bills of quantities in accordance with the standard method of measurement of building works Build up unit rates for

(i)                  Pitched roof with tiles

(ii)                 Pitched roof with corrugated iron sheets

(iii)               Rain water down pipes, gutters and fascia

10 hours
Sub Module 5: Floor and wall finishes:

  • Taking of quantities, Preparation of Schedule of materials and Preparation of bills of quantities in accordance with the standard method of measurement of building works Build up unit rates for

(i)                  Plaster, Tiling and Painting to walls

(ii)                 Floor finishes: cement sand screed, floor tiles, granolithic,  terrazzo, wood blocks,  linoleum, ceiling boards

(iii)               Ceiling Boards and painting

(iv)               Painting of Doors and windows

8 hours
Sub Module 6: Plumbing works:

  • Taking of quantities, Preparation of Schedule of materials and Preparation of bills of quantities in accordance with the standard method of measurement of building works Build up unit rates for

(i)                  Water pipes, cisterns, Wash hand basins, fittings and water storage tanks

(ii)                 W.C pans, Manholes, drainage pipes, fittings and accessories

 

6 hours
Sub Module 7: Measurement of

  • Day work
  • Spot items
  • Variations
  • Prime sums
  • Provisional sums
  • Fluctuations
  • Contingencies
  • Approximate estimating
4 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught through lectures, assignments, tests and practicals.

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·      Assignments                                                                          5%

·      Tests                                                                                        10%

·      Practical reports                                                                    25%

·      Final module examination                                                  60%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

Module Name                                      DGM 1201: INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION SKILLS 

Level                                                       YEAR I SEMESTER II

 

Module Credit                                      3 CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • Introduces students to Communication Skills  so as to equip them with Skills in Communication,

 

Module ObjectivesThe students should be able to:

  • Acquire communication skills in Engineering for application in the world of work;

 

Detailed  Module Description Duration (Hours)

Sub module 1: Introduction to Communication Skills

  • Fundamental Skills
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Note Taking
  • Note Making
  • Speaking
  • Interaction Skills
  • Work Place
  • Conducting of Meetings
15 hours

Sub module 2: Writing Skills and communication

  • Academic Writing
  • Report Writing
  • C.V Writing
  • Seminar and Workshop Presentation
  • Office and Business Writing
  • Inter-office and Intra Office Communication
  • Business Correspondence
  • Memo Writing

 

15hours
Sub module 3: Uniformity of Understanding

  • Consequences of not understanding or getting a different meaning, How it happens?, How to prevent it?,
  • How it applies to Civil Engineering
  • Dangers of assuming  or thinking it is obvious

 

7 hours
Sub Module 4: Trade Specific Communication ( Procedures and precautions)

  • Communication between contractor and client; procedures & precautions
  • Communication between client and consultants
  • Communication between contractor and consultants
  • Communication  with local authorities
  • Communication during site inspections
  • How to deal with verbal instructions on site

 

8 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught using: lectures, assignments and practicals.

 

Assessments

Practical reports, assignments, tests and module examination, and their relative contribution to the final grade is as below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·      Assignments                                                                          5%

·      Tests                                                                                        10%

·      Practical reports                                                                    25%

·      Final examination                                                                 60%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.3 YEAR II SEMESTER I

 

 

Module Name                      DCE 2101 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY III 

Module Level:                                      YEAR II SEMESTER I

 

Module Credit                                      3CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • Introduces advanced principles and techniques in building construction and the use of construction materials.

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Understand the use of  temporary works and supports;
  • Set out and construct storied buildings and its  elements .
  • Carry out specialized forms of construction.
Detailed Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1  Frames and Columns

  • Types of Framed Structures, Their Advantages, and Functional Requirements,
  • Structural Materials: Steel and Concrete, Timber and Aluminium.
  • Construction in Hot Rolled Steel. Rivets, Bolts and Welding Connections Between the Different Structural Members.
  • Construction of Cold Formed Steel. Connections between the Different Structural Members.
  • Construction in Reinforced Concrete. Formwork and Reinforcement used for beams, slabs, Rectangular and Circular Columns.
  • Fire Protection to Structural Frame.
  • Methods and Equipment Used in Erecting Steelworks. Method Statement and Simple Programme for Erection.

 

12 hours
Sub module 2:  Concrete & timber Walls:

  • Scaffolding: Basic Principles for their Construction and Safety.
  • Reinforced Concrete Walls: Formwork and Reinforcement Used.
  • Timber Frame Walls: Method of Construction, Frame Construction Systems, Platform, Balloon, Independent and Modified, Cladding to Timber Frame Walls. Internal
  • Partitions in Blocks and Timber Stud Framing.  Plain Concrete Walls. Reinforced Masonry Walls.
  • Boundary Walls. Party Walls. Separating Walls. Division Walls.

 

12 hours
Sub module 3: Special Construction and supports

  • Retaining Walls.
  • Waterproofing. Tanking.
  • Underpinning
  • Deep Basement  excavation, support and construction
  • Shoring: Dead shore, flying shore, raking shore.

 

 

6 hours
Sub module 4: Floors:

  • Definition. Functions. Functional Requirements. Choice of Floor.
  • Types of Floors. Solid Concrete Ground Floors. Solid Ground Floor Finishes.
  • Suspended Timber Ground Floors. Upper Floor Construction: Timber Floors, Solid Herringbone Strutting, Trimming Around Openings, Suitable Floor and Soffit Finishes.
    • Reinforced Concrete (solid & maxspan) Slabs (. Erection of Formwork, Placing Reinforcement and Concrete.
    • Double Floors: Use of Steel Beams and Timber Joists. Steel Upper Floors.
12 hours
Sub module 5: Stairs:

  • Functions. Functional Requirements. Terms Used in Stairs.
  • Principles and Rules for Stair Construction.
  •  Design of Stairs. Emphasis on Safety Aspect.
  • Types of Stairs: Straight Flight, Dog-leg, Quarter Turn, Geometrical, Bifurcated, Newel.
  • Construction of Stairs in Timber and Concrete.
  • Shuttering to Stairs. Finishes to Stairs.

 

12 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught through lectures, assignments, tests and practicals.

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·         Assignments                                                                         5%

·         Tests                                                                                      10%

·         Practical reports                                                                   25%

·         Final module examination                                                 60%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module Name                      DAR 2102 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS III 

Level:                                     YEAR II SEMESTER I

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • Introduces Sequences and Series.
  • Examines limits of various types of sequences.
  • Tests for convergence of infinite series.
  • Introduces Differentiation and integration of vector functions.
  • Introduces Probability Theory and Statistics.

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Find limits of sequences;
  • Use various tests of convergence to obtain the interval of convergence of a power series;
  • Obtain a Fourier series of a discrete function;
  • Find the divergence and curl of a vector function;
  • Evaluate line and surface integrals;
  • Compute probabilities for discrete and continuous distributions;
  • Apply the above concepts to Engineering problems.
Preparatory Assignment                               (Duration = 1 week)

  • Ask students to explain the use of mathematics to an Engineer

 

Result:

  • Make a report  or presentation
Detailed Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1 Sequences and Series:

  • Sequences, series, arithmetic and geometric series, methods of summation of finite series, convergence principle for series, monotone real sequences, Leibniz test for real series, tests for convergence and divergence of series, the binomial series, partial fractions and the binomial expansion, exponential and related series, the logarithmic series, power series, Taylor series, uniform convergences, Laurent series, analyticity at infinity, zeros and singularities, Maclaurin series, binomial theorem, Fourier series; average value Fourier coefficients, complex form, even and odd functions, applications.

 

20 hours
Sub module 2: Vector Calculus:

  • Vector functions, derivatives of vector functions, divergence and curl of a vector function, line and surface integrals, triple integrals, Stoke’s theorem, the divergence (Green’s or gauss’s) theorem.

 

10  hours
Sub module 3:  Probability Theory:

  • Introduction, conditional probability, partitions, total probability, mathematical expectation, probability and moment generating functions, random variables, discrete and continuous distributions, common distributions: Binomial, Poisson, normal, exponential, variance and correlation.

 

14 hours
Sub module 4:Statistics

  • Population and sample, Discrete and continuous variables, Graphs, Frequency Distributions, Mean,  median, mode, Standards Deviation, Variance, Moments, skewness.

 

16 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught through lectures, assignments, tests and practicals.

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·         Assignments                                                                         15%

·         Tests                                                                                      25%

·         Final module examination                                                 60%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module Name                     DCE 2103 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 

Level                                       YEAR I SEMESTER II

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the ModuleDeals with basic mechanics of materials and is fundamental to understanding mechanical behaviour and capacity of Engineering materials

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Evaluate the behaviour of materials subjected to axial, shear, twisting and bearing loads and moments.
  • Derive the stress transformation formulas and thus determine the principle stresses on any loaded element
  • Appreciate the theory behind the failure of ductile and brittle engineering materials.
Detailed  Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1: Introduction

  • Types of Loads.
  • Types of Support systems
  • Conditions of equilibrium
  • Stress- strain relations
  • Compatibility
  • Units
2 hours
Sub module 2 :  Direct Stress

  • Load, Stress, Principle of St Venant, Strain, Hooke’s Law, Modulus of Elasticity, Poisson’s ratio, Strain Energy, Resilience, Impact loads, Compound bars, Temperature stresses, Stress Concentrations
4 hours
Sub module 3:  Shear Stress and Strain                                                  

  • Shear Stress, complimentary shear stress, shear strain, Modulus of Rigidity, Strain Energy, joints that fail in shear
4 hours
Sub module 4: Compound Stress & Strain

  • Simple tension, pure shear, pure normal stresses on given planes, General two dimensional stress system, Principal Planes, Principal Stresses, Maximum shear stresses, Mohr’s  stress circle, Mohr’s Strain Circle,
14 Hours
Sub module 5: Elastic Constants

  • Bulk Modulus, Relation between E and G
2 hours
Sub module 7: Shearing Forces & Bending Moments                                                                                (8 hours)

  • Shearing Forces,
  • Bending Moments
  • Relation between Loads, Shear force & Bending moments
  • Computations and Drawing Shear Forces and Bending Moment Diagrams
(8 hours)
Sub module 8: Bending Stresses

  • Pure Bending
  • Moments of Inertia
  • Bending Stresses
  • Stress concentration in Bending
  • Combined Bending & Direct stresses
  • Middle 3rd rule for Rectangular sections, & Middle quarter rule for circular sections
  • Composite beam
8 hours
Sub module 9: Shear Stress Distribution in Beams

  • Variation of Shear stress for Rectangular and I sections
4 hours
Sub module 10: Deflection of Beams

  • Strain energy due to bending
  • Deflection by Calculus
  • Macaulay’s method
  • Moment area method
  • Method of deflection coefficients
  • Deflection from strain energy
8 hours
Sub module 11: Torsion

  • Circular shafts
  • Shafts under varying Torque
  • Combined bending & Twisting
6 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught by using lectures, tutorials, assignments and practicals.

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·         Assignments                                                                         5%

·         Tests                                                                                      10%

·         Practical reports                                                                   25%

·         Final examination                                                                               60%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module Name                      DCE 2104             SPECIAL NEEDS, GENDER, HEALTH,  SAFETY ,                                                                                                  ETHICS  AND ENVIRONMENT

 

Level:                                     YEAR II SEMESTER I

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the ModuleProvides the basic principles and practices in the areas of special needs, health safety and environment as it relates to the construction industry and engineering in general.

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Consider and cater for  people with special needs in construction of Building and roads
  • Consider health issues in managing a construction project
  • Carry out first aid on a construction site
  • Consider safety and security of workers, works, public and plant
  • Carry out environmental protection and preservation during construction
  • Consider the welfare of workers
Detailed Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1 : Consideration of special needs in construction of Facilities;

  • Introduction; People with special needs, explanation of potentiality of every one being one with special needs
  • Parking
  • Access road, footpaths and walkways
  • Entrance
  • Stairs, lifts and ramps
  • Light & light switches
  • Corridors
  • Toilets and bathrooms
  • Windows and doors
6 hours
Sub module 2: Gender & Human Rights

  • Gender issues
  • Population Trends
  • Human Rights

 

4 hours
Sub module 3: HIV / Aids

  • How HIV is spread and preventive measures
  • Care for the aids patients
  • How the construction industry can lead to its spread
  • Effects of Aids on the construction industry

 

2 hours
Sub module 4 : Ethics and Integrity

  • Ethics and professional conduct,
  •  Relationship to society.
  • Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers
  • Engineers Registration Board

 

12 hours
Sub module 5: Safety and security on Construction Sites

  • Safety wear, building netting and falls
  • Safety of the public; hoarding, traffic control and guarding
  • Safety from plants and machinery
  • Safety education and posters, warning signage
  • Noise and pollution control
  • First aid
12 hours
Sub module 6 Welfare on sites

  • Timely payments
  • Insurance schemes
  • Equitable treatment
  • Labour laws and relations

 

6 hours
Sub module 7: Environmental consideration in construction

  • Construction wastes and their disposal (e.g. reuse, recycling, land filling, treatment)
  • Land reclamation
  • Wetland preservation, protection
  • Noise and dust pollution and diversions
  • Environmental legislation
4 hours
Sub module 8: Construction  and related Laws

  • Construction laws
  • Building regulations
  • Labour laws
  • Condominium law and other tenacity laws
8  hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught through lectures, assignments, tests, site visits and practical work.

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·         Assignments                                                                         5%

·         Tests                                                                                      10%

·         Practical reports                                                                   25%

·         Final module examination                                                 60%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module Name                      DCE 2105 ENGINEERING  SURVEYING II 

Level:                                     YEAR II SEMESTER I

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the ModuleThe module provides the essential principles and practical techniques in the field of Engineering surveying.

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Collect personal data, process and transform them into interpretable forms such as cadastral plans, site plans, topographic maps, profiles, etc.
  • Collect appropriate data and produce suitable design schemes in Building and Civil Engineering fields.
  • Critically analyze and interpret Building and Civil Engineering design schemes on paper and transform them into physical reality on the ground in form of setting out.
  • Critically monitor any deformation in form of vertical settlement, shift and tilt that may occur on any Building and Civil Engineering works, during and after completion of their construction.
  • Work closely with related professionals such as land surveyors, architects, physical planners, etc to accomplish tasks within inter-related disciplines.
Detailed Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1: Tacheometry:

  • Principles of tacheometry, horizontal line of sight with vertical staff, inclined line of sight with vertical staff, inclined line of sight normal to staff, errors in vertical staff stadia tacheometry, application of tacheometry, field procedure and tacheometric field book, plotting, subtense tacheometry and errors in subtese tacheometry
8 hours
Sub module 2: Trigonometrical leveling:

  • Influence of curvature and refraction, eye and object correction, determination of the height of an object with a vertical face and determination of the height of an object with an in accessible base.

 

6 hours
Sub module 3 : Electromagnetic Distance Measurement (EDM):

  • Electromagnetic wave, principle of distance measurement, types of EDM systems, types of EDM instruments and application of EDM.
4 hours
Sub module 4:  Earth Works:

  • Calculation of plan areas using (triangles, coordinates, give and take lines, graphical methods, trapezoidal rule, Simpson rule and planimeter), calculation of cross sectional areas, calculation of volumes from cross sections using (end areas and prismoidal methods), calculation of volumes from sport heights and contours.

 

10 hours
Sub module 5  Use of Global positioning Systems (GPS):

  • Basic GPS theory; GPS as a tool in coordinate positioning, orienteering and Navigation
  • GPS/GIS Data Integration:  integration of GPS data with other datasets within GIS, along with application of analysis techniques using GPS collected data
  • Data Capture for Precision Mapping: Precision GPS equipment and accuracy oriented field procedures in spatial data capture for cartography,  Accuracy issues involving mis-planning and data collection techniques with GPS receivers
  • Attribute Data collection and Sampling Design: Procedures for navigation, mapping and attribute collection using a GPS receiver and use of GIS for organizing and Managing data collection

 

6 hours
Sub module 6: Curve Ranging:

  • Horizontal curves(circular): simple, compound and reverse circular curves, terminologies of circular curves, radius and degree curves, through chainage, location of intersection point(I) and tangent points (T and U) in the field, setting out circular curves.
  • Horizontal curves(transition): radial force and design speed, super elevation and cant, minimum curvature for standard velocity, uses of transition curves, length of transition curve, types of transition curves, the shift of the cubic parabola and setting out the composite curve.
  • Vertical curves: Gradients, types of curves used, equation of vertical curve, sight distances and k-values and setting out vertical curves.

 

14 hours
Sub module 7:  Use of Total Station & Field Exercises:

  • Use of Total Station: Identify parts of total station, Total station types, and its application, Theory background on operation of total station, handling and operation, onsite setup, collection of data, disassembly of total station.
  • Field Exercises Hands on operation of Total Station: Traversing, surveying, stake out, free station and remote height, download field data, edit, adjust and verify, reduce field data, generate map, edit map
  • Field Exercises using GPS

 

30 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught through lectures, assignments, tests and practicals.

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                                    Contribution

·         Assignments                                                                                         5%

·         Tests                                                                                                      10%

·         Practical work /reports                                                                        25%

·         Final module examination                                                                 60%

Total                                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module Name                      DCE 2106 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN 

Level:                                     YEAR II SEMESTER I

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the ModuleThe module provides the basic principles and practicals in computer aided drawing of buildings, roads, water and sanitation facilities using computer packages such as AutoCivil, Autocad, Archicad.

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Use  computer packages such as Autocad, Archicad and AutoCivil  in drawing structural plans / details of buildings, details of roads , water and sanitation  works
Detailed Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1 Introduction

  • Size of drawing, drawing coordinates and Layout,
  • Scale
  • Tile block & notes
  • Line thickness
4 hours
Sub module 2: File Management

  • Create new files, Save a file, Open a file,
  • Export, Publish, Recover
  • Send, Publish
  • Creation of layers
2 hours
Sub module 3 : Drawing

  • Line ray, construction line, multi line
  • Polyline, 3D polyline, polygon, Rectangle
  • Arch Circle Donut, Ellipse, Spline
  • Block, Point
  • Hatch, Boundary, Region, Cloud
12 hours
Sub module 4 Methods for Viewing Drawing

  • Regenerate
  • Redraw
  • Zoom
  • Pan
  • Hide, Shade and Render
  • 3 dimension

 

12 hours
Sub module 5  Dimensioning

  • Linear, Aligned, Ordinate
  • Radius Diameter Angular
  • Baseline, Text, Dimension styles

 

6 hours
Sub module 6: Modifying a Drawing

  • Match Properties, Object, Clip
  • Erase, Copy, Offset, Array
  • Move Rotate, Scale, Stretch, Lengthen
  • Trim, Extend, Break, Chamfer, Fillet
  • 3D Operation, Solid Edit,
  • Explode
8 hours
Sub module 7:  Production  of Architectural Drawing

  • Review of drawing layout: Title block, Notes, Paper sizes,
  • Considerations of site orientation, economy, aesthetics, facilities for disabled, fire safety,
  • Block plan, Site Plan, Ground plan
  • Sections and Elevations
6 hours
Sub module 8 : Production of Structural Drawing

  • Drawing layout: Title block, Notes, Paper sizes,
  • Typical drawing of  foundation layout and foundations / footings in plan and sections
  • Typical drawing of columns, and beams
  • Typical drawing of solid and hollow pot slab
  • Typical roof drawings
8 hours
Sub module 9: Production of Road and Water works Drawings

  • Road sections and profiles
  • Road drainage structures
  • Plumbing   & drainage drawings
  • Water treatment drawings
8 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught through lectures, assignments, tests and practicals.

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical work and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·      Assignments                                                                          5%

·      Tests                                                                                        10%

·      Practical work / drawing                                                       25%

·      Final module examination                                                  60%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module Name:                     DCE 2107: GEOLOGY AND SOILS 

Level                                       YEAR I SEMESTER II

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • Introduces the geological processes and materials.
  • Examines mineralogy, rocks, and geological features.
  • Describes soils, their origin and classification.
  • Discusses ground water seepage and permeability.
  • Studies methods and procedure of site investigation.

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Describe and identify the different types of rocks in order of formation and their physical properties;
  • Explain the rocks’ contributions to groundwater quality purification and deterioration.
  • Identify the chemical, mineralogical composition and structures of these rocks and their effects to construction structures.
  • Identify groundwater flow pattern within the different types of rocks in the world.
  • Describe fully and identify the biological properties of the rocks referring to weathering processes.
  • Describe the origin and classification of soils.

 

Detailed  Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub Module 1 Introduction to Geology.

  • The surface of the earth,
  • The interior of the earth,
  • Continental drift,
  • Plate tectonic,
  • Earth age and origin and stratigraphical representation, Precambrian, Phanerozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic
12     H2ours
Sub Module 2: Structural Geology

  • General introduction, attitude and beds,
  • Folds: (antiform, anticline, synform and syncline), and engineering considerations involved when dealing with folded rocks, fold geometry,
  • Faults: definition, (normal, reverse, thrust, wrench), recognition of faulting in the field, causes, effects and engineering considerations involved when dealing with the faulted rocks,
  • Joints: definition, nature and attitude, classifications, types, in different rocks and engineering considerations involved when dealing with the jointed rocks, and unconformities
2 hours
Sub Module 3: Elementary Mineralogy.

  • Introduction: General to rocks and minerals,
  • Elements and compounds and their definitions,
  • Classification of minerals, their uses and physical, chemical and, microscopic optical properties of minerals, identifying feature (colour, streak, cleavage, fracture, hardness, luster, crystal habit, specific gravity, transparency, tenacity)
  • Rock forming minerals and their importance, clay and non – silicate minerals, mineral accumulation,
  • Influence of geological history,
  • Importance of drainage and behaviour of rock and soil and failures of rocks.
4 hours
Sub module 4 Origin and classification and properties rocks

  • Major rock groups (igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic) formation, composition,
  • Rock classification exercise
  • Engineering Properties of rocks: Index properties (rebound number, unconfined compressive strength, and swelling coefficient), raw materials for aggregates for roads and concrete, rock as a fill material.
4 hours
Sub Module 5 Weathering and Denudation.

  • Types of weathering (chemical, mechanical and biological) and processes
  • Erosive mechanisms (rivers, seas, wind, ice, and running water) deposition and geological work associated with them.
2 hours
Sub Module 6 Properties & Classification of Soils

  • Types (gravel, sand, silt, clay, organic matter), formation, composition,
  • Physical Properties of Soils, Plasticity, particle size distribution, soil; classification system, Atterberg limits tests
  • Phase relationships: phase diagrams, porosity, air content, moisture content, degree of saturation, density, unit weight, specific gravity,

 

4 hours
Sub module 7: Stresses in Soils,

  • Total and effective stresses & por water pressure
  • Stress change due to uniform applied loads
  • Seepage forces and critical hydraulic gradients for upward flow
4 hours
Sub module 8;  Shear Strength of soils

  • Frictional and cohesive strength, Mohr’s circle of stress, Mohr-coulomb failure criterion, shear strength equation
  • Laboratory tests: (direct shear, unconfined compression, unconsolidated-un-drained triaxial compression)
6 hours
Sub module 9 Soil Compaction

  • Physical mechanism, dry density, water content curves (Compaction curves), effect of comparative effort and soil types, laboratory tests (proctor, modified AASHO)
  • Compaction equipment for construction
  • Tests: field density tests, (core cutter, sand replacement), laboratory tests
6 hours
Sub Module 10: Hydrogeology:

  • Subsurface water (ground water, capillary water), ground water table, total head equation for ground water flow, Darcy’s equation, Permeability
  • Tests: Laboratory Permeability tests, (constant & falling head) Field Permeability tests (well pumping test, variable head borehole test)
  • Introduction to flow net for isotropic conditions
  • Aquifers and wells: different types, confinement, isotropy and anisotropy, hydrological boundaries, springs and artesian wells: identification, potentially different rock aquifers,
8 hours
Sub module 11 Site Investigation

  • General, techniques employed: desk study, types of samples and reasons, organizing effective site investigations:
  • Methods: trial pits, percussion boring, mechanical augers, wash boring, rotary drilling
  • Sampling: sampler types (open drive, thin walled, split barrel, stationary position) Procedure
  • Reports: boring, drilling and site investigation reports,/ logs
6 hours

Mode of delivery

The module will be taught by lecturers, tutorials, assignments, tests, site visits and practical work.

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·      Assignments                                                                          5%

·      Tests                                                                                        10%

·      Practical reports                                                                    25%

·      Final module examination                                                  50%

Total                                                                                                        100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module Name                      DCE 2108 ROAD CONSTRUCTION & PLANT 

Level:                                     YEAR II SEMESTER I

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • Introduces the historical development of roads,
  • Examines the elements that make up roads, materials used and construction methods.

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Carry out a geometric design of highways.
  • Distinguish the types of pavements.
  • Determine the various road construction machinery and their application
  • Carry out tests on road materials and the completed road
  • Know the maintenance of roads.
Detailed Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1 Introduction

  • Significance and objectives of roads
  • Road development plans
  • Types and classes of roads
  • Pavement materials.
  • Soil compaction and stabilization.
  • Planning and Route selection.
10  hours
Sub module 2: Geometric Design of Highways

  • Section of roads on a straight potion
  • Horizontal curves
  • Vertical curves
  • Intersections and Junctions.
10  hours

Sub module 3 Types of pavements: and their construction methods

  • Flexible pavement:  Pavement layers, Design of flexible pavements, stress distribution, types of pressures, materials for flexible  pavements,
  • Rigid pavement; analysis, slab thickness, reinforcement, joints, construction methods
  • Earth roads
  • Low cost roads
  • Granite set pavement

 

20 hours
Sub module 4:  Surface and Subsurface Drainage.

  • Types of drainage structures and where applicable
  • Design of drainage structures
6 hours
Sub module 5  Road Construction Machinery

  • Types of Road Construction Plant & Machinery for example; dumpers, rollers, scrapers, stone crushing  and grading equipment, bitumen mixers, sprayers, picks breakers, drills, compressors, water pumps, concrete mixers, pumps and vibrators, earth rammers, draglines, face shovels, bulldozers, rippers, graders,
  •  Use, operation, maintenance of various plants
  • Factors affecting the choice and use  of plant: Capacity, output, sitting transportations, nature and location of job, site considerations; access, speed and utilization,
  • Accident prevention and safety
6 hours
Sub module 6: Road defects and maintenance

  • Gravel roads
  • Paved roads

 

4 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught through lectures, assignments, tests and practical work.

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·      Assignments                                                                          5%

·      Tests                                                                                        10%

·      Practical reports                                                                    25%

·      Final module examination                                                  60%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3.4 YEAR II SEMESTER II

 

 

Module Name                      DAR 2201 KISWAHILI 

Level:                                     YEAR II SEMESTER II

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the ModuleIntroduces the basic Kiswahili that is commonly used on construction sites
Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Take and give simple instruction in Kiswahili on technical matters
  • Write simple Kiswahili
  • Greet and make polite conversation in Kiswahili
Detailed Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1 IntroductionOrigin of Kiswahili, Widespread usage,  Greetings

 

4 hours
Sub module 2:  Polite Language

  • Greetings to elders, youth and peers
  • Salutations at different times of the day
  • Appreciation  and saying thank you for work done, gifts given
  • Asking for directions, assistance, food
2 hours
Sub module 3 : Grammar / Comprehension

  • Written and spoken grammar

 

12 hours
Sub module 4:  Letter and Report writing

  • Letters to friends, parents, official, formal and non formal
12 hours
Sub module 5  General Vocabulary

  • Common usage of Kiswahili
  • Common mistakes to be avoided
6 hours
Sub module 6: Specific Trade ( professional related) Vocabulary

  • Names of tools used in Building and Civil in Engineering
  • Tasks  performed in Construction
  • Titles of Officers in Construction industry; for example  Engineers, Plumbers, surveyors etc
  • Names of materials  used in construction for example; sand
12 hours
Sub module 7:  Customer care and language

  • Attitude to customers,  public relations  and advertising of products
  • Handling customers: Welcoming them, asking whether they need help, thanking them

 

8 hours
Sub module 8 : Presentations in Kiswahili

  • Concerning construction
  • Concerning marketing and  selling Building and Civil Engineering materials

 

4  hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught through lectures, assignments, tests and practicals.

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·         Assignments                                                                         5%

·         Tests                                                                                      10%

·         Practical reports                                                                   25%

·         Final module examination                                                 60%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module Name                      DCE 2202 SITE ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT 

Level:                                     YEAR II SEMESTER II

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • Introduces the objectives and principles of management in the construction industry.
  • Examines the effective methods of work and organization on a construction site.

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Explain the principles and practice of management in the construction industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of construction site organization and the responsibilities of the personnel on the site.
  • Identify and use correct technical control methods for best results on the construction projects.
  • Prepare, interpret and keep site documents/records.
  • Prepare and implement site layouts plans for optimal site production.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and practice of resource scheduling and allocation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of best practices in the control and maintenance of site equipment and tools.
  • Explain safety, health, welfare and related construction legislation and regulations in the construction industry and draw safety and health check lists.
  • Describe the best incentive schemes and how they influence production in the construction industry.

 

Detailed Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1 Management Principles

  • Organisation structure within a construction company and on a site
  • Delegation of responsibility and accountability
  • Pre-tender planning personnel involved , objectives
  • Parties concerned with a project, their functions and interrelationship; Client, Contractor’s team (Site Agent/ Manager, Site Engineer, General Foreman, Foreman)  Architect, Structural Engineer, Civil Engineer, Electrical Engineer & Services Engineer, Quantity survey, Clerk of Works, Roads Inspector, Local Government Building Inspector,
10 hours
Sub module 2: Preliminary Site Works

  • Site layout
  • Siting temporary buildings
  • Storage and material compounds, Access roads and hoarding
  • Site Protection and security
  • Temporary services; Water, gas, electricity, telephone, generators, toilets, drainage, kitchen and dinning

 

12 hours
Sub module 3  Safety Health and Welfare

  • Regulations and safe working conditions on site concerning access, excavations, scaffolding
  • Safe working conditions, maintenance and inspection of mechanical plant, hoists, cranes, portable tools and electrical equipment
  • Provision for food and drinks, washing, Toilet Facilities
  • Provision for a Nurse and or first aid
    • Safety wear, building netting and falls
    • Transport and Temporary housing for labour for example storage, changing / dressing rooms
    • Health and safety education, Notices, warning signage
      • Noise and pollution control
      • Responsibility to third party and insurance
      • Building Regulations, statutory requirements and fees
      • Employment legislation and construction regulations, incentive schemes and their operation in the construction industry.
12 hours
Sub module 4: Important site documents.

  • Reports to head office
  • Instructions book
  • Day- works
  • Variations
  • Progress reports
  • Reporting and Departure time books and wage sheets
  • Materials Log
  • Notifications to and site inspection by authorities
  • Accidents and sickness report / records book
  • Weather report book
8hours
Sub module 5; Management of materials

  • Scaffolding; types and erection, consideration of distribution of materials and hoisting materials
  • Preparation of schedules, forecasting material requirements
  • Processing, ordering, checking, storage, protection, transport, loading and handling of materials
6 hours
Sub module 6: Construction Plant and Equipment

  • Types:
  • Organization and control, application on the construction site and their maintenance.

 

2 hours
Sub module 7: Labour Management

  • Assessing and forecasting labour requirements throughout the project
  • Availability of labour and requirements
  • Incentives; financial incentives, non financial incentives,
  • Measuring and recording labour in relation to work output

 

4 hours
Sub module 8: Site  Control

  • Forecasting, overall programme, short term programme,
  • Crash Programme: Object, use and effect
  • Progress Records and feed back of information

 

4 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught through lectures, assignments, tests and practicals.

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

 

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·         Assignments                                                                         5%

·         Tests                                                                                      10%

·         Practical reports                                                                   35%

·         Final module examination                                                 50%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

Module Name                      DCE 2203 ELEMENARY DESIGN OF STRUCTURES III 

Level:                                    YEAR II SEMESTER I

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • Introduces the use of current codes of practice, handbooks, manuals and technical publications.
  • Reviews the nature of materials for structural use like concrete, steel, timber, stones, bricks and blocks.
  •  Explains the properties of materials that make up reinforced concrete.
  • Explains the elementary concepts of design of reinforced concrete, steel, timber  and composite structures
  • Explains the analysis of forces acting on walls and dams

 

Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the understanding of the use of current codes, manuals and technical publications.
  • Analyse the elementary design of reinforced concrete, steel, timber and  composite structures
Detailed Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1 Introduction to Elementary Design:

  • Modular ratio method and limit state design
  • Use of Codes of Practice, Handbooks, Manuals and Technical Publications, Design Principles and Guidelines, ‘
  • Review of Nature of Materials for Structural Use.

 

4 hours
Sub module 2:  Limit state Design of Reinforced Concrete to BS 8110 or Eurocode 2

  • Design of single and doubly reinforced rectangular beams  and singly reinforced flanged beams.
  • Design of one way spanning solid and hollow Slabs,
  • Design of longitudinal spanning Reinforced concrete staircase
  • Design of axially loaded Columns and pad foundations
  • Detailing of RC members
16 hours
Sub module 3  Elementary Design of Steel Structures:

  • Limit state design of Tensile Members, Compression Members, Bending and Beams, Connection to BS 5950 or Eurocode 3
  • Detailing of steel members

 

12 hours
Sub module 4: Elementary Design of Timber Structures:

  • Tensile Members, Compression Members, Beams.
  • Detailing of timber members

 

 

12 hours
Sub module 5  Analysis of Forces on walls and Dams

  •  Analysis of Retaining Walls and Gravity Dams

 

8hours
Sub module 6:  Design of composite structures using the modular ratio method:

  • Beams of Steel and Timber

 

8 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught through lectures, assignments, tests and practicals.

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·         Assignments                                                                         5%

·         Tests                                                                                      10%

·         Practical reports                                                                   25%

·         Final module examination                                                 60%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module Name                      DCE 2204 ENTREPRENEURSHIP SKILLS 

Level:                                     YEAR II SEMESTER II

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • Introduces students to the basic entrepreneurship skills.
Module Objectives Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate entrepreneurship skills for self employment and development;
  • Start and manage business enterprises
Detailed Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1 : Entrepreneurship Development:

  • Concepts
  • Definition
  • Objectives
  • Historical context
4 hours 

Sub module 2: Uganda Experience:

  • Comparison with other countries
  • Current Trends
  • Barriers to entrepreneurship Development
6 hours

Sub module 3:  Employment creation:

  • Self employment
  • Policies
  • Programmes for Development
  • Sources of Capital : Loans, etc and how to utilize the capital

 

76hours

Sub module 4: The Entrepreneurship process:

  • Enterprise/Business
  • Characteristics of Entrepreneurship
  • Spotting business opportunity
  • Market survey

 

8 hours

Sub module 5:  Managing a business enterprise:

  • Business Plan
  • Strategic Management
  • Communication in Business

 

4 hours

Sub module 6: Cost Accounting Systems:

  • Cost Analysis
  • Accounting

 

6 hours

Sub module 7:  Financial Management:

  • Taxation
  • Cost Control
2 hours
Sub module 8 : Starting up a small Enterprise

  • What is needed
  • What problems are experienced
  • How the Business can Fail
  • How to prevent this failure
  • How to attract Customers
  • Saving and Reinvestment
  • Business relationship with family and Friends

 

8
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught through lectures, assignments, tests and practicals.

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                                    Contribution

Assignments                                                                                                         5%

Tests                                                                                                                      10%

Practical reports                                                                                                   25%

Final module examination                                                                                 60%

Total                                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module Name                      DCE 2206 LABOUR BASED ROAD CONSTRUCTION            

Level:                                     YEAR II SEMESTER II

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • Explains the advantages derived from construction of roads using labour and the tools and methods of carrying out labour based road construction
Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Explain the advantage the nation and the community derives from labour based road construction.
  • Use the various tools used in labour based construction
  • Identify, lay, camber and compact materials using labour based methods;
  • Construct road drainage works using labour based methods
  • Relate with, manage and motivate gangs of workers  carrying out labour based road construction
  • Understand the social consequences of labour based road construction.

 

Preparatory Assignment                               (Duration = 1 week)

  • Ask students to explain the advantages the nation can get from Labour based road construction

Result:

  • Write a report  or make a power point  presentation

 

Detailed Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1  Introduction

  • Comparison of Machine & Labour Based roads Construction; equipment, fuel, spare parts, foreign and local; currency, contractors, employment, profits, materials
  • Road layers
  • Road terminology: Roadway, Carriage way, Formation width, Cleared width, Road centerline’ Ditch slope, side drains, shoulder, back slope, culverts, scour checks
  • Parts of roads that are difficult to construct with Labour and those that are difficult to construct with equipments

 

4 hours
Sub module 2: Clearing & Stumping

  • Setting out
  • Clearing and stumping

 

2 hours
Sub module 3: Earthworks/ gravelling

  • Excavation & loading
  • Haulage
  • Spreading & Compacting

 

12 hours
Sub module 4: Construction of drainage system

  • Ditching and sloping
  • Spreading
  • Camber formation
  • Mitre, catch water and French drains
  • Culvert outlet / inlet
  • Equipment for drainage work: boning rods, camber string line, Camber boards, Ditching boards, Sloping board, Sprit level, Width stick’ depth stick, wheelbarrows, spades & hoes

 

12 hours
Sub module 5  Construction of Road Structures

  • Culverts
  • Bridges & Drifts
  • Bus stops

 

6 hours
Sub module 6: Management of Road Works

  • Measurement of work done
  • Task allocation
  • Gender and family  issues
  • Safety and traffic control
3 hours
Sub module 7:  Quality Control Tests, Facilities & Equipments

  • Road Dimension
  • Road Profile
  • Gravel Source
  • Gravel Surfacing
  • Compaction

 

8 hours
Sub module 8 : Road Maintenance

  • Carrying out a road inventory
  • Maintaining road drainage system
  • Maintaining of the carriageway and shoulders
  • Patching up potholes using cold mix and hot mix asphalt
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught through lectures, assignments, tests and practicals.

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·      Assignments                                                                          5%

·      Tests                                                                                        10%

·      Practical reports                                                                    25%

·      Final module examination                                                  60%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

Module Name                      DCE 2205 QUANTITY SURVEYING II 

Level:                                     YEAR II SEMESTER II

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • Explains principles of measurement of quantities for construction works.
  • Examines measurement of quantities for all elements of buildings including openings, fittings and services, measurement of external works like Including Paving to Drives and Car parks, Solid Brickwork Fencing and Gates, Simple Foul and Soil Drainage Including Manholes, Septic Tanks and Soak pits.
Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Explain the terms relating to measurement of construction works like for buildings.
  • Measure quantities of all elements of a building.
  • Measure external works to the building like manholes, septic tanks including Paving to Drives and Car parks etc.
Preparatory Assignment                               (Duration = 1 week)

  • Ask students to estimate the quantity of materials used, labour and  thus cost of an already completed building on campus or in the neighborhood

 

Result:

  • Make a report  or presentation
Detailed Module Description Duration (Hours)
Sub module 1 Introduction

  • Types of Building Contracts (With and without quantities)
  • Study of typical Bill of quantities
  • Discussion of Tendering Procedure
  • Importance of S.M.M
  • Relationship of tenders to costs, financial recording and control

 

4 hours
Sub Module 2 Foundations for storied buildings:

  • Taking of quantities, Preparation of Schedule of materials and Preparation of bills of quantities in accordance with the standard method of measurement of building works, Build up unit rates for:

(i)                  Oversite strip,

(ii)                 Excavations, planking, strutting

(iii)               Concrete in pad foundation, strip foundation & ground beam

(iv)               Plinth wall, Hardcore, DPC concrete floor bed

 

12  hours
Sub module 3: Concrete Flames

  •  Taking of quantities, Preparation of Schedule of materials and Preparation of bills of quantities in accordance with the standard method of measurement of building works, Build up unit rates for:

(i)                  Reinforced concrete column,

(ii)                 Solid and Maxspan reinforced concrete floors

(iii)               Reinforced concrete floor and ring beams

(iv)               Reinforced concrete flat roof finished with asphalt

 

16 hours
Sub module 3: Timber Structural Elements

  •  Taking of quantities, Preparation of Schedule of materials and Preparation of bills of quantities in accordance with the standard method of measurement of building works, Build up unit rates for:

(i)                  Suspended timber floors including trimmings for fire place and stairway

(ii)                 Timber Staircase

(iii)               Timber partitions

(iv)               Flat roof in timber and roofing felt

8 hours
Sub module 4: External Works

  •  Taking of quantities, Preparation of Schedule of materials and Preparation of bills of quantities in accordance with the standard method of measurement of building works, Build up unit rates for:

(i)      Paving to drive way and Car parks, Solid Brickwork Fencing and Gates.

 

6 hours
Sub module 5: Road works

  • Taking of quantities, Preparation of Schedule of materials and Preparation of bills of quantities in accordance with the standard method of measurement of building works, Build up unit rates for:

(i)         Road drainage works

(ii)        Sub-base

(iii)      Base

(iv)      Wearing Course

8 hours
Sub module 6: Measurement of

  • Day work
  • Spot items
  • Variations
  • Prime sums
  • Provisional sums
  • Fluctuations
  • Contingencies
  • Approximate estimating
8 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught through lectures, assignments, tests and practicals.

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·         Assignments                                                                         5%

·         Tests                                                                                      10%

·         Practical reports                                                                   25%

·         Final module examination                                                 60%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

Module Name                      DCE 2207 ESTIMATING AND TENDERING 

Level:                                     YEAR II SEMESTER II

 

Module Credit                      3 CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • Introduces students to organization of construction firm and departments Involved in Estimating and Tendering.
  • Explains methods of securing tenders.
  •  Introduces costing and evaluating construction works.
  • Considers the estimation of costs tendering process for construction projects.
Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Cost and evaluate different construction options;
  • Advise clients/promoters on the costs of projects;
  • Draw up and compile tender documents for construction projects;
  • Estimate, tender and negotiate for construction works.
Detailed Module Description  Duration (Hours)

Sub module 1: Methods of Tendering:

  • Open Tendering,
  • Selective Tendering and Prequalification and
  • Negotiated Contracts.
4 hours

Sub module 2: Tendering Departments

·         Construction firm’s & organization and departments involved in tender preparation

(2 hours)

 

Sub module 3 Tender evaluation and award

  • Evaluation of Tenders, Factors to consider
  • Tender award, Performance and advance payment guarantees

 

2 hours

Sub Module 4 Estimating

  • Basic Wage Rate. Labour Rate Build-up. Allowance for Non-productive Time
  •  Analysis of Work Items on Bills of Quantities for Resource Cost Components. Allowance for Non-productive Time and Wastage on Materials.
  • Sources of Cost Information for Use in Pricing. Labour Constants. Considerations in Deciding Costs and Output Constants to Use in Unit Rate Build-up. Use of Check List for Collecting Project Information and Use of Published Codes for Estimating.
  • Synthesis of Unit Rates for Common Work Items. Earthworks, Concrete, Brickwork, Carpentry and Joinery, Roof Coverings, Finishing, Plumbing and Painting Within the Scope of Construction Technology Syllabus.
  • Pricing Spot Items. Pricing Construction Plant.
  • Net and Gross Pricing. Pricing for Profit and Attendance, Preliminaries, Project Costs and General Overheads. Allowing for Cost Fluctuations in Fixed Price and Cost Reimbursement Contracts.
  • Consideration of Construction Methods and Pretender Programmes.
  • Presentation of Estimate, Estimate Adjudication and Tender Submission.
  • Costing of Site Operations for Cost Data Bank and Reconciliation With Tender Rate.

 

30 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be taught through lectures, assignments, tests and practical work.

 

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                    Contribution

·         Assignments                                                                         5%

·         Tests                                                                                      10%

·         Practical reports                                                                   25%

·         Final module examination                                                 60%

Total                                                                                                      100%

 

 

 

 

 

Module Name                      DCE 2208:  REAL LIFE PROJECT 

Level:                                     YEAR II SEMESTER II

 

Module Credit                      3CU

Brief Description of the Module

  • The student plans, costs and carries out a real life construction project either in the community or at the school
Learning OutcomesThe students should be able to:

  • Plan Cost, Construct, and repair roads and simple structures
  • Manage resources ( Labour, Materials)
Preparatory Assignment                               (Duration = 1 week)

  • N/A
Possible Real Life Project Duration (Hours)
a)             Repair and Renovation of College Buildingsb)             Wiring of college Buildings

c)             Construction of VIP latrines, Ecosan Toilets, in Communities around the college

d)             Construction of biomass kitchen in the communities around the college

e)             Construction of protected springs for communities around the college

f)               Construction of simple houses for the infirm, old and disabled in communities around the college

g)             Students to construct the concrete footpath on college,

h)             Repair and construction of roads in the college

i)               Participate in Labour based Repair and construction of roads in communities around the college

 

60 hours
Mode of DeliveryThe module will be carried out by carrying out actual construction on a real life project, writing a report  and making a power point presentation explaining how the project was carried out

Assessment

The module will be assessed through assignments, tests, practical reports and module examination.  Their relative contribution to the final grade is shown below:

Requirements                                                                                                                                    Contribution

·         Power point presentation                                                                                                   5%

·         Response to Questions                                                                                                     10%

·         Report on project                                                                                                                 10%

·         Practical construction                                                                                                         70%

Total                                                                                                                                                      100%

 


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