Makerere University
Faculty of Technology
Department of Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Curriculum for Accreditation
October 2010
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Faculty of Technology 1
Department of Civil Engineering 1
TABLE OF CONTENTS 2
CIV4206 Introductory Dynamics of Structures 81
10 RESOURCES 85


Force, mass and acceleration

Work and energy

Impulse and momentum
Learning Outcomes
On completing the course the student should be able to:

Construct free body diagrams and calculate reactions necessary for static equilibrium

Use kinematic and kinetic analyses as well as energy and momentum methods in solving the several dynamic problems encountered in Engineering

Calculate centroids and moments of inertia

Appreciate internal forces in loaded structural members and construct shear, axial and bending moment diagrams
Mode of teaching/delivery
The course shall be conducted through lectures and tutorials.
Mode of Assessment
Assessment will be done through continuous interim assessments (assignments and tests) and a final examination. Interim assessment will carry a total of 40% and final examination will carry 60% of the final grade mark.
Proposed Staff
Mr. Richard Kizza Mr. Apollo Buregyeya
Reading/Reference Materials

Andy Ruina and Rundra Pratap: Introduction to Statics and Dynamics, Oxford Press, 2002

Beer and Johnson: Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics, 8th Ed. McGrawHill, 2007

R.C. Hibbeler: Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics, 11th Ed, Prentice Hall, 2007

J.L Meriam and L.G. Kraige: Engineering Mechanics: Statics, Vol.1, 5th Ed., John Wiley, 2003

J.L Meriam and L.G. Kraige: Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, Vol.2, 5th Ed., John Wiley, 2003
EMT1104 Information Communication and Technology I
Hours per Semester

Weighted Total Mark

Weighted Exam Mark

Weighted Continuous

Credit Units


Assessment Mark


LH

PH

TH

CH

WTM

WEM

WCM

CU

45

30

0

60

100

60

40

4

Course Description
This course draws upon evolution of Information Communication Technologies as a precursor to applications of computers in daytoday life. This is critical for any student going into the field of engineering.
Objectives

To discuss the evolution of the computing and information communication technology,

To enable students identify the types of computers,

To enable students identify the hardware components of the computer,

To enable students execute basic office automation tasks including word processing, working with spreadsheets and preparing computeraided presentations,

To introduce students to browsing of the internet and use of email.
Course Content
[2CH]
1.
Introduction and Overview

Definition of Information and Communication Technology

History and Evolution of Computing and Information Communication Technology

The changing role of Information and Communication Technology in society

Current domains of application of Information Communication Technology: Mobile Communication, Broadcasting, Internet, Enterprise applications, Office automation, Specialised Applications (Engineering, Entertainment, Simulation etc.)
2. The Computer [ 3CH]

Definition of a computer, Types of computers, Elements of Computer Information Systems (CIS)

[6CH]
Introduction to components of the computer: the user, hardware and the software
Personal Computer Hardware

Motherboard, Childboards, and Circuitry

Central Processing Unit: Control Unit, Registers and the Arithmetic Logic Unit

Storage: Memory and Auxiliary Storage

Buses: Types, USB and its advantages

Chassis

Peripherals: Input and Output devices

Expansion cards

Power Supply and the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

Connectors
Definition
Firmware


[2 CH]
Types of firmware: BIOS and others
Definition Evolution
System software (operating systems, device drivers, utilities and file management) Application software (definition and categorization) Software development tools
Software






[4CH]
Licensing (Proprietary, Shareware, freeware, General Public License (GPL))
Office Automation [ 2CH]

Definitions

Benefits of office automation

Overview of office automation tools (Personal Information Management, Office Suites)
Word Processing

Definition and Evolution

Types of Word Processors

Features of a word processor

Word processing exercise
Spreadsheets

Definition and Evolution

Limitations of spreadsheets

Features of a spreadsheet

Types of spreadsheet applications

Spreadsheet exercises
Presentations

Definition

Preparation

Features of presentation packages

[6CH]
[8CH]
[4CH]
Presentation exercise

Email and Browsing the Internet [8CH]

Definition of the Internet

Uses of the Internet

Netiquette

Internet Browsers

Search engines and Web directories

Email (Definition, Composing, Sending, Archiving, etc.)

Email clients

Information Literacy and lifelong learning (Definition and Implications of Internet Resources)

Practicals [15CH]
Learning Outcomes
On completing the course the student should be able to:

Identify different types of computers

Identify and utilize the main computer ICT tools

Produce appropriately formatted documents in his/her own style using available ICT tools

Analyze scientific data

Utilize acquired skills in communication and efficient data management in everyday life Mode of teaching/delivery
The course shall be conducted through lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. Mode of Assessment
Assessment will be done through continuous interim assessments (assignments, practicals and tests) and a final examination. Interim assessment will carry a total of 40% and final examination will carry 60% of the final grade mark.
Proposed Staff Dr. Bennie Mangeni Mr. Martin Tumutungire
Reading/Reference Materials

Computer Appreciation by T.F Fry

How Computers Work by Ron White

Information and Communication Technology in organizations by Harry Bauwman et al 2005

The Internet

International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)

Information and Communication Technology by N.Sareen 2005
TEC1101 Communication Skills for Technology
Hours per Semester

Weighted Total Mark

Weighted Exam Mark

Weighted Continuous Assessment Mark

Credit Units

LH

PH

TH

CH

WTM

WEM

WCM

CU

45

0

0

45

100

60

40

3

Course Description
The applications of engineering occur in society, as thus effective communication to varied audiences and clientele is a key virtue a civil engineer must possess. Communication is a tool through which work gets done, ideas get sold and defended. This course introduces to students the principles of organization, development, and writing of technical documents; and instills in them skills of listening, speaking and interaction.
Objectives

To impart effective skills in reading, listening, speaking and interaction

To enable the student prepare technical and academic documents

To enhance the student's capacity to effectively deliver Public and Formal Oral Presentations using appropriate Visual and Computer aids
Course Content
1. Interpersonal Skills [15CH]

Reading both individual and public

Listening Skills

Speaking, Interaction, and Conversational Skills

The Concept Team Work

InterOffice and IntraOffice Communication

Conduct of Discussions and Dynamics of Meetings
2. Writing and Documentation Skills [ 15CH]

Notetaking

Writing Minutes
2. 3 Writing Notice of Meeting and Agenda

Preparing Formal Documents (Resume, Application Letters, Acceptance Letters, Resignation Letters, Memos, Circulars, Responses, Letters of Introduction etc)

Development of Technical and Academic Documents (Theses, Proposals, Dissertations, Laboratory Reports, Papers, Articles, Abstracts)
3. Oral Presentation Principles [ 15CH]

Visual and Computerassisted presentation

Analysis and Design of Web Presentation

Choice and use of appropriate presentation tools

Organizing and presenting effective talk
Learning Outcomes
On completing the course the student should be able to:

Speak professionally in varied speaking situations

Listen beyond the verbal word

Read and write professionally to suit different register
Mode of teaching/delivery
The course will be conducted through a mixture of lectures, group discussions and reading assignments. Basic lecture materials and data will be provided by the Lecturer and this will be supplemented by individual reading effort by students.
Mode of Assessment
Assessment will be done through continuous coursework and final written examination. Continuous assessment will include assignments, classroom tests and practical exercises. A final examination will be offered at the end of each semester. Coursework will carry a total of 40% and a written examination will carry 60%. Coursework marks will be divided into: assignments15%, attendance5% and written tests20%.
Proposed Staff
Mr. Joseph Magongo
Reading/Reference Materials

Meriwether, W. (1998). Writing Essays: Strategies for success, National Textbook Company

Steinberg, S. (2003). Introduction to Communication Course Book One, Juta & co. Lonsdowe

Hargie, O, & Dickson, D & Tourish, Dennis, (1999) Communication in Management, Gower Publishing Limited.

Sussams, J. (1998). How to Write Effective Reports. London. Gower Publishing Ltd

Steyn E & Van Der Merwe (1998). A Guide to Effective Spoken and Written Communication. Cape Town. Juta and Co. Ltd
EMT1201 Engineering Mathematics II
Hours per Semester

Weighted Total Mark

Weighted Exam Mark

Weighted Continuous Assessment Mark

Credit Units

LH

PH

TH

CH

WTM

WEM

WCM

CU

60

0

0

60

100

60

40

4

Course Description
Against the foundation of the Calculus and Algebra covered in Engineering Mathematics I, this course develops the fundamental aspects of Mathematical Analysis critical to Engineering. The major themes include; Ordinary Differential Equations, Real Analysis, and Numerical Analysis.
Objectives

To introduce students to the concept of Single PredictorResponse mathematical modelling in areas such as electrical circuit problems and vibratory and oscillatory mechanical systems

To expose students to analytical solutions of classical ordinary differential equations in mathematical physics.

To expose students to the fundamentals of Real Analysis.

To introduce students to the foundations of Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis. Course Content
1. Ordinary Differential Equations [ 16CH]

Definition of Differential Equations

Definition and Classification of Ordinary Differential Equations

Formulation of Ordinary Differential Equations  electrical circuit problems and vibratory and oscillatory mechanical systems.

Solution Techniques for First Order ODE's

Method of Separation of Variables

Methods for Exact Equations

Equation Reducible to Exact Form (The Integrating Factor)

Applications to electrical circuit problems and vibratory and oscillatory mechanical systems

Solution Techniques for Higher Order ODE's

The General nth Order ODE

Existence and Uniqueness of Solution of Linear Equations

Second Order Homogeneous ODE's with Constant Coefficients (auxiliary equation and method of variation of parameters)

Second Order NonHomogeneous ODE's with Constant Coefficients (The Complimentary and Particular Solution, Method of Undetermined Coefficients)

Special Cases (Equations Reducible to 1st Order or 2nd Order with Constant Coefficients)

Applications to electrical circuit problems and vibratory and oscillatory mechanical systems

Solutions of Systems of Linear First Order ODE's
[16CH]
2. Real Analysis
Sequences  Definitions and Examples. Convergence of Sequences, Sequences of Real and Complex Numbers. Some Limit Theorems of Sequences.
Series  Definition, Series as a Summation of Terms of a Sequence, Necessary Condition for Convergence, Sufficient Conditions for Convergence (Cauchy's n^{th} Root Test, D'Alembert Ratio Test, Comparison Test), Convergence of Series with Negative Terms, and Absolute Converge
Power Series  Definitions, Maclaurin's and Taylor's Series and Approximations, Arithmetic Operations on Power Series (Sum, Products, Shifting of Summation Indices, and Differentiation), Convergence (Radius, Interval and Tests)
Differentiability, Rolle's Theorem, The Mean Value Theorem, Cauchy's Mean Value
Theorem, Proof of L'Hospital's Rule
Proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
Riemann IntegralDefinition and Characteristics
2.1
2.2
2.3



2.7
Fourier Series  Motivation, Definition, Existence, Fourier Series of General Functions (of period 2n or arbitrary), Fourier Series of Odd and Even Functions, HalfRange Fourier Series Expansions, Determination of Fourier Series without Integration. Dirichlet's Theorem (Limit theorems). Application of Fourier Series to Electric Circuits.
[14CH]
3.
Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis using MATLAB and Spreadsheets

Definition and Rationale for Scientific Computing

Error Analysis

Numerical Solutions of Polynomial Algebraic Equations, Interpolation Formulae

Numerical Differentiation and Integration, Trapezoidal and Simpson's Rules of Integration

Numerical Solutions of Ordinary Differential Equations: Euler method, Modified Euler method and RungeKutta
4. Vector Analysis [ 14CH]

Scalar and Vector Fields

Classification of vector fields

Scalar and Vector Functions

Directional Derivatives of Scalar Functions and Derivatives of Vector Functions

Gradient, Divergence, Curl and Laplacian of Vector Functions

Physical Interpretation of the Divergence and the Curl of a Vector Field

Green's theorem, Line Integrals Independent of Path, Exact Differential Forms

Differential length, Area and Volume; Line, surface and Volume integrals

Coordinate systems and Transformation: Cartesian; Cylindrical; Spherical coordinate
Learning Outcomes
On completing the course the student should be able to:
■ Relate mathematics further to the physical world, providing a sound basis for later specialization

Acquire extra persistence and manipulative skills required by engineers

Analyze a variety of complex relationships present in modern engineering systems and products

Develop a high level of analytical capability as modern engineering design demands of it.

Develop habits of logical thinking and effective communication
