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Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (or Aerospace engineering as it can be alternatively called) is a very new field in Nigeria. It is concerned with the engineering science and technology associated with air, space, ground and water transportation including fluid dynamics; orbital mechanics; control and dynamics of vehicles and systems; energy conversion and use; materials; and structural analysis.


It may then be a point of discussion that it is an abstract field that is better left in the domain of the developed countries.


How exactly will Nigerians be able to build and maintain machines as complex as aircrafts on Nigerian soil? When will Nigerians be able to build, launch and operate their own space satellites with little or no foreign help? Why exactly will that contribute to any uplifting of the standard of living of the common Nigerian? These, amongst others which may have frequented your mind about this interesting field of study, are questions to which the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, KWASU offer solutions to.


Through a careful planning of the curriculum; proper administration of courses; and thorough assessment methods, the department hopes to graduate Aeronautical and Astronautical engineers who will not only be capable of devising solutions to our local questions but also be very relevant on the world stage. The B.Sc. Aeronautical and Astronautical engineering draws on courses in the underlying fundamental sciences and mathematics during the first year and introductory engineering science courses during the second year. Right from the second year, introductory courses such as Introduction to Aerospace engineering and Flight mechanics are offered to set the stage for the upper year courses.


To accommodate the breadth of interest in the Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering field, the third year provides the student with a solid base in Aerodynamics, Astrodynamics, Aerospace Structures, Thermo-Fluid Dynamics, Mechanical Engineering design, Numerical methods and Controls systems amongst other courses. Accordingly, the third year is the most demanding in terms of the required registered courses.The preliminary design courses on aircrafts and spacecrafts administered before the students’ industrial experience along with the laboratory courses in the first semester of the fourth year are meant to consolidate the acquired knowledge at this stage gearing it towards creative applications. Additionally in this semester, the students are introduced to Avionic systems and Aerospace Propulsion and Power Systems. The detailed design courses on aircrafts and spacecrafts administered alongside general engineering courses like Engineering Design Optimization, Engineering Management and Engineering Law in the final year help the students culminate the five year long experience into the production of an Engineering product in their final year Project. All along the five year programme, students offer general studies and entrepreneurship courses to help the students develop a social and entrepreneurial perspective of the engineering field.

It is a point of recognition in the department that the students may have varied interests and career objectives. Some students may intend to proCVEd to piloting schools while others may wish to enter the Aviation industry directly in an engineering capacity, or establish small and medium scale engineering firms, or continue studies in the hope to join the academics, or join the Nigerian Air Force. Others may have careers in business, law, medicine or forensics in mind and wish to acquire sufficient engineering skills and the associated problem solving capabilities before providing. Therefore and as much as possible, enough flexibility is provided and entertained within the programme to permit meeting these and other varied objectives.


Under the umbrella of the University, the department has forged collaborations with the International Aviation College, Ilorin; the Nigerian Air Force; and the School of Aerospace engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, United States of America.


Philosophy


The general philosophy of the programme is in line with the philosophy of National Universities Commission on engineering programmes in the country. The philosophy is to produce graduates with high academic standard and adequate practical background for self-employment as well as being of immediate value to industry and the community in general.


To achieve the goals and objectives of the National Policy on Industrialisation and Self-Reliance in the area of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the programme is geared towards:


The development of a thorough practice in Aerospace engineering and technology training;
Broad–based training in general Engineering and Technology at the early stages of the programme;
Practical application of Engineering, Technology and Manufacturing Processes;
Adequate training in human and organisational behaviour and management;
Introduction to entrepreneurial education and training in the Aerospace engineering field; and
Close association of the programme with institutions and industries in the country and abroad.


GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
According to the National University Commission, ‘the general goals and objectives of Engineering and Technology training should be in consonance with the realisation of national needs and aspirations vis-à-vis industrial development and technological emancipation’. Therefore, the goal of the programme is to graduate Aerospace engineers who will be resourceful, creative, knowledgeable and able to perform the following


functions:


To design Aerospace engineering projects and supervise their implementation.


To design and implement Aerospace components, machines, equipment and systems.


To design and develop new products and production techniques in the Aerospace and Aviation industries.


To maintain Aircrafts and Aircraft systems so that they can perform optimally in our environment.


To adapt and adopt exogenous technology in order to solve local engineering problems.


To be able to exercise original thought, have good professional judgment and be able to take responsibility for the direction of important tasks.


To be able to manage people, fund, materials and equipment.


To improve on indigenous technology to enhance local problems solving capability


HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM


The department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, KWASU is the first of its kind in any university in Nigeria. It was established in 2011 then as the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (along with the Department of Mechanical Engineering). For strategic reasons and in consonance with dictates of the ever dynamic world, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering was split in 2012into the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. The founding Head of the Department is Professor Christopher Odetunde, a Professor of Aeronautical and Astronautical engineering.


STAFFING


The department relies on the services of its very capable members of staff resident in the department. It also relies on the interdisciplinary use of some other members of staff of the College of Engineering and Technology domiciled in other departments.


The Head of department is Professor Sulaiman Owolabi Talabi. Other administrative roles are assigned and can be varied from time to time as announced by the Head of department and as the needs of the department may dictate from time to time.


The department also relies on the use of the internet for clerical and office keeping activities and responsibilities.



You are welcomed to the Department of Mechanical Engineering (MEE) which is one of the founding departments of the College of Engineering and Technology (CET) at Kwara State University (KWASU).


Our undergraduate Mechanical Engineering programme is designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary education required for innovative and transferable skills, while preparing them for future leadership and successful life in Kwara State, the country and internationally. The MEE curriculum covers excellence in mathematics, science and engineering, ethics and philosophy, arts and culture, as well as entrepreneurship and/or service that can lead to the continuous development of Kwara State in particular and the society at large. Also the MEE curriculum conforms with the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standard (BMAS) provided by NUC and COREN.


The MEE programme is also intended to provide an enabling environment where students can uniquely pursue their professional and other interests for robust personal development.


In line with the ethos of KWASU CET, all students in the Department will be required to engage in community service and industrial attachment that will prepare them to work in real world situations. The students will also be required to undertake a two-semester long final year project that will develop their research competencies.
The purpose of this Handbook is to provide information for students, visitors, stakeholders and others who are interested in our MEE programmes. The Handbook must also be a companion and guide for all registered students in the Department. It is envisioned that this first edition of the Handbook will be reviewed within a very short time due to rapid changes in engineering and technology. As the Department grows stronger, its staff compliments to offer more specialist areas of Mechanical Engineering.


Mechanical Engineering (MEE) is undoubtedly the professional father of several branches of engineering practice. The profession has developed through the ages and was notably enhanced by the Industrial Revolution of the seventeenth century (1750 -1900). During the period of industrial revolution the steam engine and several other mechanical devices and mechanisms were developed for the benefit of the human society. In view of this, it is believed that good engineering practice is one of the panaceas for many environmental, social, technical and economic challenges presently being experienced in Nigeria. Therefore the Mechanical Engineering Programme at KWASU is designed to provide new model of innovative thinking and designing that will produce future generations of innovators and designers to effect modern technological changes in the communities.


The Mechanical Engineering Programme at KWASU started in 2010/2011 academic session. The Department started with two (2) students and this has grown to eighteen (18) in the current academic session 2013/2014. The Department presently has one (1) multipurpose workshop equipped with machines for metal work, fabrications, welding etc. The Department is also gradually equipping the following Laboratories: Thermo-fluids, Strength of materials, Mechanics of Machines.


The Department uses Metallurgy Laboratory, and computer Laboratory in both Materials Science Engineering and Electronics/Electrical Departments, respectively.
For the future, plans are underway to establish consultancy unit to assist the industries in the immediate environment.


The necessary MEE graduate attributes will be developed and measured through blended mode of instruction, case studies and problem based, project based exercises and experiential learning.
During the first year, students will follow the science-based curriculum for CET. The students will also develop the analytical and experimental skills necessary to understand and later on, modify the physical world in which they live. The first two years of the MEE curriculum is essential to provide the scientific foundation which underpins the specialized courses in later years of the programme. In short, the first and second years should provide the students the foundation in mathematics, physics and engineering science, which should prepare them for lifetime learning in engineering.


In the third year, the students take courses that provide the bedrock of the MEE discipline. The year will focus on the fundamentals in the core areas of specialization. The key concepts will be presented in depth. Teaching and learning will also demonstrate the applications of basic engineering science principles to the design of mechanical components and systems.
The students will specialize during the last two years of the undergraduate programme. In particular, the fifth year will include advanced specialization courses and final year projects that will prepare the students for post-graduate studies and employment in industry or business. Specializations will be in the areas of applied mechanics, advanced manufacturing, control and instrumentation, thermal sciences, process and systems engineering and applied energy (clean energy technology, renewable energy, energy efficiency).


There are some common CET courses or general education courses embedded within the MEE programme (i.e. from Level 100 – Level 500) in line with the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards recommended by the Nigeria University Commission and COREN for engineering programmes.


Mission
Responsive to the needs of Kwara State government, industry and society at large, the Department will be a leading centre in:


• Producing engineering human resource capital in Manufacturing, Design, Control & Instrumentation, Energy and Building Services capable of improving the standard of living of the people in Kwara State, the country and internationally.


• Carrying out appropriate research and providing advisory services in mechanical engineering discipline.


Core Values
To achieve its Vision and fulfill its Mission, the Department will hold the following values:


• Productivity
• Professional and Ethical Standards
• Academic Integrity
• Social responsibility / Community development
• Life-long learning
• Student centeredness in teaching, learning and knowledge creation
• Excellence in applied research, innovation and development
• Total quality management.


Goals
The Strategic Plan of KWASU identifies seven Core Values or Priority Areas, and the Department’s responses are presented below:


• World Class status
The Department will offer quality academic programmes that will be accredited and which will enhance internationalization of MEE education. The Department will also foster collaboration, linkages and networking with partner departments nationally and internationally.


• Community Development
Engagement with stakeholders and carrying out research of international standard but with local application and focus. The Department will design and deliver short courses and professional development programmes (PDP) and public enlightenment activities.


The MEE Department will hold Open Day annually. This will be an opportunity for the community, prospective students and other stakeholders to interact with students and staff and also tour the teaching and learning facilities. Visitors will be able to ask questions about programmes and courseware, discuss freely with current students and visit laboratories, accommodation and other facilities at KWASU Malete campus.
• ICT Driven


The Department will employ ICT-enhanced instruction, encourage use of appropriate open source learning management system such as Moodle and promote service delivery that will benefit from ICT and digital scholarship. A departmental portal will be developed which would be user friendly to answer queries posed by various stakeholders.


• Research
Research Clusters will be created to respond to local and national needs e.g. in energy provision, manufacturing and sustainable development. Research proposals will be developed to address multidisciplinary issues and challenges. Staff will publish research findings in high quality outlets both nationally and internationally. As soon as practically possible, research post – graduate programmes will be introduced in the Department.


• Funding Generation and Financial Independence
The Department will establish an Industrial Advisory Committee to ensure strong links with industry. The need for a strong advisory board is enormous. A close study of the most successful engineering programmes elsewhere indicates that applied research has been the cornerstone. These activities derive their importance from collaboration with industry. Therefore, there is a paradigm shift in the way engineering programmes are designed, delivered and assessed. They are now based on relevance/responsiveness to industry, flexibility, accommodation of prior learning, life – long learning, communication ability of graduates, management and entrepreneurial skills, and quality assurance.


• Entrepreneurship
It is envisioned that the Department will offer Energy Management courses drawing on the expertise and resources in CET and other colleges of KWASU. This will enable the Department to grow research or provide professional service to the community. Consultancy services will also be delivered to generate extra income and enable staff utilize their professional skills and competencies.


• Skills and Integrity
The Department will employ highly skilled staff and encourage them to enroll for higher degrees (where necessary) or/and PhD. The Department will promote integrity in research, learning, teaching and professional matters.


Departmental Options
Mechanical engineering undergraduate programme focuses its attention on three (3) main specialisation areas or options which are as follows:


1. Solid Mechanics / Design
2. Thermofluid
3. Industrial /Production


Employment Opportunities
The graduates in Mechanical Engineering have the opportunities of getting employment to work in a wide range of industries. Mechanical engineers are employed in the automotive, aerospace, chemical, computer, electronic, industrial machinery, manufacturing, mining, oceanographic, petroleum, pharmaceutical, power, printing, publishing, and textile industries.



Welcome to the Department of Civil Engineering, Kwara State University, Malete. The Department was established in 2011 along with other departments in the College of Engineering and Technology,Welcome to the Department of Civil Engineering, Kwara State University, Malete. The Department was established in 2011 along with other departments in the College of Engineering and Technology, The first set of its undergraduate students for the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) programme were drawn from College of Pure and Applied Sciences in 2011. The first set of twenty four (24) students was graduated in June 2016.


Since then the Department has progressed tremendously and a lot has been achieved so far, For example, the department got the full accreditation status for both COREN and NUC in 2016.Also, the number of full academic staff of the department as well as number of students has increased considerably. Despite these achievements, we will strive for more in future, for the benefit of the country and society.


I invite you to look at what we have in the Department as we are preparing our graduates to become world-class leaders and problem solvers, capable of addressing society’s ongoing needs for infrastructure, both public and private, in an African context.In our department, we seek to attract students who demonstrate creative analytical thinking, persistence and discipline, self-motivation, and intelligence. As the engineering field is extremely demanding, future engineering students must be able to adapt to a new dynamic environment and react positively to new challenges and opportunities. Our Students are taught to be independent thinkers, create independent types of work, write technical reports, perform research on different areas of civil engineering and present their work before classmates and faculty members. In the Department of Civil Engineering, we are committed to excellence in teaching and research in order to safeguard high quality standards among our graduates and promote evolution and technological advancement.


Civil Engineering is the heart of development. The curriculum is based on competence rather than content. Content or courses may then be overlaid into this framework. Instructors are then free to design their courses to meet the required competency levels. Metrics may be developed to assess student satisfaction and competency goals. The areas of competence are: water resource engineering, structural engineering; geotechnical engineering; traffic safety, highway, transportation and urban planning; design and project management and integrated infrastructural design and management. Furthermore, we plan to focus our research on community development for the benefit of humankind through the following missions:


• Continuously conduct basic and applied researches relating to our areas of competence in Nigeria and the regional countries as listed above.


• Transform the problems into research questions and develop the research outcomes into policies, programs and countermeasures.


• Disseminate and share the research outcomes with the community around the world.
We also welcome contribution in ideas or other forms that may help us to provide better service to our stakeholders as we prepare to collaborate with other researchers in the University from various disciplines such as materials, mechanical engineering, social science, epidemiology, medical, economics, statistics computer and communication.
With best wishes,


MISSION


The departmental mission is to develop into national resources that will continue to support the development of Nigeria, its economic diversification to make it responsive to the needs of government, industry and society. Thus, the department will provide:
• State-of-technological and engineering training that prepares the graduates for responsibilities of the workplace.


• To produce qualified and competent Civil Engineers in such areas of specialization as – Structural Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Highways and Transportation Engineering, Foundation/ Geotechnical Engineering Construction Management, etc.


• Engage in appropriate research activities, and, hence, produce the most sought-after engineers by all employers of labour, post graduate schools and research institution.


• Establish industry-institution linkages for mutually beneficial relationships. Strive to become a Centre of Excellence in Engineering and Technology in the West African sub-region where expertise and facilities to accelerate the pace of industrial development can be provided.


VISION


The vision of the department is to become one of the best Civil and Environmental Engineering Departments in any Nigerian Universities with national and international acclaim. A department where the advancement of engineering and technology is continuously dynamic. Its graduate will become very capable and environmental – friendly engineers who would be relevant in the public and private sectors of the economy and rapid industrialization and development of Nigeria.



The Engineering programmes of the Kwara State University commenced a year after the takeoff of the university in 2009 with the establishment of the College of Engineering and Technology.The Electrical and Computer Engineering opened its doors for admission that year with two pioneering students drawn from the College of Pure and Applied Science.


The department actually took off officially in January 2013 with the appointment of a Head of Department supported by a couple of Senior Adjunct Lecturers and some Assistant Lecturers. Immediately thereafter, the department quickly defined as its goal the production of well-trained engineers who can function well in a broad range of professional activities such as teaching, research and development, design, manufacturing, consultancy services, maintenance, operation, marketing, sales and management.
Henceforth, the department plans to cut across the established boundaries while working to provide deep support and collaboration with other disciplines.


PROGRAMME TITLE


The department received the Nigerian University Commission formal approval in October 2013, to run two programmes leading to the award of:


i. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
ii. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Computer Engineering.


PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME


The philosophy of the programme is to produce graduate with high academic standard, adequate practical background to make them upon graduating, of immediate value to industry and the nation in general; and be self-employable. The programme has four intervening Industrial-Training periods to enable the engineering students acquire the necessary skills to be able to solve local problems by the time they graduate.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering programmes are designed to provide students with a unified vision for analyzing and designing energy, signals and information processing systems.


Towards the realization of the national needs and aspirations for technological development, we introduce students to all levels of abstractions on which analysis and synthesis of electrical, electronic, computer and information systems are based and also provide a unique approach to learning in such a way to challenge the intellect and cultivate creativity.


PROSPECT FOR GRADUATE


Graduates can work as an engineer in the under listed fields; responsible for research, design, construction, maintenance, management and consultancy services.
Generation Station; Transmission Station; Distribution Network Design and construction; Machine design and Controls; TV and Radio Broadcasting Station; Mobile telecommunication Service Provider; Internet Service Provider and Network connect Centre; Instrumentation and Control Engineer; Research and Development; Provision of Electrical and Telecommunication Services in Buildings; Design and Construction of Electronic and Utility Gadgets; Medical Instrumentation and Control; Image Processing; Speech Processing; Oil and Gas; Regulatory and Enforcement Agency; Defense; Aviation and many more.

Agricultural and Bioengineering is one of the foundation departments established when the College of Engineering and Technology, was set up in 2009.At inception the department was to run three programmes at the undergraduate level. These were Food Engineering; Agricultural Engineering; and Food Science and Technology. The Department is striving to be among the most popular departments in the University through the development of curriculum and training methods that are responsive to the needs of the society.


VISION


To contribute towards the attainment of the national goal of food security through the application of science and technology.


MISSION


Training of competent future leaders who are worthy in character and sound judgment for the agro-industrial sector and the application of all aspects of engineering towards providing solution to global food security and economic problems.


OBJECTIVES


i. To produce graduates with sufficient knowledge to apply engineering principle to the practice of agriculture including mechanization, crop preservation and storage, irrigation and drainage, farm structures and rural electrification.


ii. To train engineers with sufficiently broad-based knowledge to tackle day-to-day agricultural engineering problems and continuously relate their acquired skills to the needs of the society.


iii. To produce graduates through a well established training facility and curriculum which reflect professionalism in Agricultural Engineering Practice


iv. To produce graduates that are versatile in the operation, maintenance and repair of labour saving equipment that are used in Agriculture and systems/processes that minimize environmental degradation.


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the College of Engineering and Technology of Kwara State University (KWASU) is timely and can provide a unique forum for KWASU to be at the forefront of Technological Development in Nigeria and the world at large.It would provide an opportunity for Kwara State, and indeed, Nigeria to take stock of the abundant mineral resources available to them with a view to providing the raw materials necessary for industrial development and hence, a reduction of our dependence on imported raw materials for production and replacement of parts. The end result is high productivity, employment opportunities, reduction in excessive forex usage, economic buoyancy and self-sufficient graduates.


Materials engineering is an interdisciplinary program that takes its roots in the basic sciences- Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology and involves the processing of the raw materials for application in all engineering fields. It therefore addresses areas of physical metallurgy/mechanical metallurgy, process metallurgy and non-metallic/inorganic materials and polymers. Physical/Mechanical Metallurgy permits modification of materials properties to suite one’s intended use through mechanical and thermal treatment relating to the atomic, electronic and defect structures at micro levels. Such knowledge is needed to assist in engineering design and applications.


Process Metallurgy involves the winning of metals from their ores (Extractive metallurgy) and subsequently improving the properties of the metal (Refining) for wider applications. It also addresses manufacturing techniques for replacement of parts and repairs like casting, welding, forming, brazing and the most modern technique, Powder Metallurgy, (PM).


Ceramics permit the use of materials for high temperature applications and form part of the constituents that produce light weight composite materials required for the aerospace industry.


Polymer studies now permit the use of such materials in situations that were never expected before now. High temperature and high strength polymers now exist and, when in the composite form, can perform beyond all expectations. The integral units of modern vehicles are mostly of composite materials containing metals, polymers and ceramics to produce light weight, strong, corrosion and high temperature resistance materials.
The present world is technologically driven and knowledge of materials is the main source of the technological success. Silicon, for instance, that was known by chemists and physicists to be a semi-conductor has now been modified to a superconducting realm and has revolutionized the electronic industries as available in silicon chips.


It is therefore important for materials knowledge to be acquired in order to be in tune with technological advancements. The new thinking in revitalizing the ailing Steel and Aluminum industries by the federal government is a step in the right direction and KWASU can be part and parcel of this development through the establishment of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering to provide the necessary manpower to drive the industries and also produce self-reliant graduates as required in the new entrepreneurship schemes.


PEDAGOGY AND PHILOSOPHY


The program provides students with a framework for understanding and designing materials and systems for multiple functions. Stimulate instincts for innovation based on a sound foundation in engineering science principles.


We expect students to understand the abstractions related to multifunctional materials and systems. These include: (a) materials and devices; (b) energy conversion; (c) structure/property relations; (f) modeling and algorithms; (g) transport phenomena; (h) design and production systems, (i) materials extraction and production; (j) materials development and modeling, and (k) environmental impact.
The pedagogy is that of an engineering science approach complemented by exposure to a range of approaches to multifunctional design and production. The objective is to provide students with the ability to solve structured problems and develop creative solutions to a wide range of unstructured materials engineering problems.
Year 1: Courses in Basic Sciences related to Engineering Fundamentals
Year 2: Courses in Engineering Fundamentals and SWEP
Year 3: Courses that are MSE program specific
Year 4: MSE courses in areas of concentration and SIWES
Year 5: MSE courses specific to each student’s area of concentration and Final year Thesis


OBJECTIVES


The main objectives of the program include, but not limited to:


a) Providing the necessary high-level manpower for metals and materials industries that are rapidly developing;


b) Providing Materials Engineers capable of effecting changes to imported technologies to meet local needs through research and development;


c) Providing manpower for the development and sustenance of materials science and engineering program in the nation’s institution of higher learning;


d) Training graduates that are self-sufficient as job providers and serving the parts needs of our industries;


e) Providing a solid base for the pursuit of higher degrees (M.Sc, Ph.D);


f) Identifying the limitations of our students and to make a real effort at providing compensating corrective measures and,


g) Making continuing reappraisal of our curriculum to ensure its consistency with the goal of the training for national development within the allowed parameters of time and resources.


PROSPECTS FOR GRADUATES

The professional challenges encountered by materials engineers are almost limitless, especially in developing countries where most of the materials for industrial manufacture are imported. Companies which are prime producers of metals and alloys like the resuscitating Ajaokuta and Aladja Steels, the Rolling Mills and Ikot-Abassialuminium smelters are especially in need of metallurgical engineers. Additionally, all processing industries and those engaged in the manufacture of metallic and non-metallic products require the services of metallurgy and materials engineers. This includes the oil and gas industries where corrosion, welding and parts replacement are imminent. A lot of the graduates could be self-employed with their own foundries and other metal manufacturing industries and, in consultancy, research and development or as lecturers in tertiary institutions.