BACHELOR OF CIVIL ENGINEERING (honours)


Rationale

The curriculum for the degree of Bachelor of Civil Engineering is designed to produce graduates with sufficient theoretical knowledge, design skills and practical experience that will enable them fit into any area of Civil Engineering practice. The programme aims at giving a chance to already trained graduates from tertiary institutions to further their studies. Qualified and Practicing Civil Engineers who are holders of Diploma in Engineering or its equivalent will be trained to a Bachelor of Civil Engineering level. The cornerstone of the programme is the deliberate emphasis placed on computer applications in solving engineering problems and the possibility of Electives for specialization.
Objectives

At the end of the training, the student will have acquired practical and conceptual skills in research, consultancy, planning, design, development, operation and maintenance founded on scientific principles, upon which Civil Engineering is based.

The aim of the programme is to meet the various challenges of human resource development in the field of Civil Engineering.

Programme Details

First Year and Second Year done from the School of Mathematics and Natural Science

First Year

Functions of several variables

Multiple Integration

Vector calculus

Transform methods

Fourier Series

Partial Differential equations

Matrices

Functions of complex variables

Methods of Integration

Partial fractions

Power/Binomial theorem

Laplace and it’s Inverse Transform

Bessel functions

Introduction

Analysis of Statically Determinate Plane Frames

Beams

Columns

Torsion

Stress and Strain Transformations

Introduction to Redundant Structures

Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Properties

Viscosity of Fluids

Hydrostatics

Basic concepts of fluid motion

Steady flow in pipes

PART A: CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

  1. Soils and Gravels
  2. Concrete
  3. Iron, Steel and Aluminium
  4. Timber
  5. Bricks and Blocks
  6. Bitumen and Asphalt
  7. Geotextiles and Geosynthetics
  8. Paving materials
  9. Use of Construction Materials in general

PART B: CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION PRINCIPLES

  1. Introduction
  2. Earthworks
  3. Introduction to Foundations
  4. Temporary Works
  5. External Works

INTRODUCTION TO SURVEYING

CHAIN SURVEYING

LEVELLING TECHNIQUES

SURVEY INSTRUMENTS

THE CO-ORDINATE SYSTEMS

TRAVERSING

AREAS AND VOLUMES FOR EARTH WORKS

  1. Building Construction Drawings
  2. Interpretation of construction drawings, different types of drawing i.e. general arrangement drawings, typical details, sections.
  3. Structural steel detailing, layout of assembly drawing, schedules of members and typical details.
  4. Timber detailing
  5. Reinforced Concrete Structural detailing of foundations, walls, Floors, Staircases, columns, beams, Roofs (with emphasis on connections) for masonry, bar bending schedules, and industrial buildings.
  6. Hints in linking, Zambian and British standards, plans, Elevations and sections for single storey buildings.
  7. FINAL PROJECT

Environmental Impact Assessment

Solid Waste Management:

Water Pollution

Air Pollution

Second Year

Unsteady flow in pipes

Hydraulic machines

Open channel flow

Dimensional analysis and model testing

PART 1 MECHANICS

  1. Review
  2. Bending stress distribution in composite and Unsymmetrical beams
  3. Shear stress distribution
  4. Torsion
  5. Cables
  6. Plastic Theory
  7. Plastic collapse analysis of continuous beams and framed structures
  8. Reinforced concrete
  9. Prestressed concrete

PART 2 ANALYSIS

  1. Influence lines
  2. Basic concepts of structural analysis
  3. Analysis of statically indeterminate structures.

1.0 Introduction to Research Methodology

2.0 Research proposals

3.0 Methodology

4.0 Data Collection and Analysis

5.0 Presentation of Findings

6.0 Dissertation / Thesis Organisation

Stress increases due to applied loading.

Consolidation and settlement.

Shear strength.

Slope stability.

Retaining walls.

Foundations

General geology

Surface processes, structural geology; geological maps; geophysics;

DESIGN:
Development and use of the Design Process in production of a design solution to a novel engineering design problem. Problem solving techniques.
Development and use of applicable analytical techniques used in proving a design solution.
Production of 3-D models and assemblies in support of a design solution.
Research and investigation into design possibilities, component or system availability and incorporation into a design, justification for a design configuration, innovation or adaptation.
Writing a design report containing an explanation and justification of the design

Numerical computing in Linear algebra

Z – transformation

Statistics

Fifth Year

Project management. Writing Aims and Objectives.
Investigation into an engineering problem or phenomenon
Research and analysis into relevant previous work on the problem or phenomenon being investigated.
Use of appropriate analysis techniques.
Use of appropriate design techniques (if required) and the production of appropriate designs (where necessary).
Production of hardware (where appropriate or necessary).
Testing and the production and interpretation of results.
Production of a project report that includes conclusions and recommendations.
Personal Development Planning (PDP).

Report writing

Introduction

Elements of engineering hydrology

Methods of estimating peak flows

River flow measurement

Groundwater

Hydraulic structures and conveyance systems

Probability, risk and uncertainty analysis for hydrologic and hydraulic design

Hydrology and water resources management

Water Supply Engineering

  • Sources of Water
  • Intakes and Transportation of water
  • Water Quality
  • Water treatment
  • Distribution System and Lay-out
  • Appurtenances in the Distribution System

Wastewater Engineering

  • Quantity of wastewater
  • Collection of wastewater
  • Urban Storm water Drainage
  • Sewer Appurtenances
  • Low-cost sewerage
  • Preliminary Wastewater treatment systems
  • Primary Wastewater treatment systems
  • Biological treatment Processes –
  • Sludge Treatment and Disposal

INTRODUCTION

PROJECT PROCUREMENT

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

PROJECT PLANNING

INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION ECONOMICS AND FINANCE

CLAIMS AND DISPUTES

DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES

REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN

COMPOSITE CONSTRUCTION

STRUCTURAL TIMBER DESIGN

DESIGN OF MASONRY STRUCTURES

Highway planning

Highway economics

Materials testing

Highway drainage

Pavement design

Highway Maintenance and Management

Geometric design of facilities.

TRANSPORTATION ENG

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

TRAFFIC FLOW

TRAFFIC CONTROL

The Geological Environment

Classification & Index Properties of Rocks

Rock Mass Strength

Excavations and tunnels in rock

Slope Stability

Weathering and Soils

Geological Construction Materials

Hydrogeology

Site Investigation Geophysical surveys


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