Courses

Explore the list of courses offered by the Division of Technology.

Code
Title
Description
ARCH113
Architectural Design 1
This course serves as an introduction to the study of architectural principles and processes of design. As the first course in the Design series, students will explore architectural design by visually interpreting and manipulating form, spaces, order and events. The development of various design ideas will be achieved through research and hands-on investigations of scaled constructed models and orthographic drawings. Documentation of these processes will be compiled in sketchbook and a portfolio.
ARCH114
Architectural Design 2
This second course in the design series focuses on design as a means of solving simple architectural problems at a small scale. Integration of simple building elements applied to selected building sites will be the focus. Students will learn to assess the influence of climate, topography and environmental issues. Topics are dealt with from a global perspective, with Caribbean contexts given an in-depth treatment.
ARCH131
2-D Communication
ARCH132
3-Dimensional Communications
ARCH133
2-D Communications
This course introduces students to 2-Dimensional communications as essential to the discipline of Architectural visualization. It covers the principles and elements of art, drawing and graphics. Students will ‘interface’ with exemplars in Architecture in order to gain understanding and skills in the areas covered. At the end of the course, students should be able to translate a concept or idea in Architecture and express it artistically.
ARCH134
3-D Communications
This second course in the visual communication series, introduces the principles of 3D design and guides students in the making of physical and computer-generated models. The course explores materials and techniques that are used in making models. Students are provided with tools to transform 2D Architectural drawings into 3D form and understand its relationship, when expressing architectural ideas.
ARCH141
Arch Drafting I
ARCH142
Arch Drafting II
ARCH143
Architectural Drafting I
This course is designed to introduce students to drafting building elements and the fundamental concepts of architectural drafting and design. The goal of this course is for the student to develop and demonstrate the fundamental drafting skills required for the building process. Students will manually produce sketches, technical and freehand drawings. Students should gain an appreciation of architectural presentations. The skills developed in this course will be a strong base for further studies in design media.
ARCH144
Architectural Drafting II

This course is a continuation from the Architectural Drafting I and focuses on the drafting of building elements allowing students to develop further drafting techniques and skills in the area of construction documentation. It also focuses on preparing a rudimentary set of working drawings from measuring an existing building using AutoCAD. Students will be working in teams in a collaborative effort to acquire a sound understanding of basic architectural drafting skills.

ARCH151
Environmental Psychology
ARCH152
Environmental Psychology
This course uses an interdisciplinary approach to exploring people in a physical context, bringing together elements of environmental psychology and the design principles of architecture to cover a broad range of the social and behavioral aspects of the built environment. It provides a comprehensive study of the way the physical environment contributes both positively and negatively to the mental, physical and environmental well- being of occupants. It contains useful information which can guide the design of buildings such as houses, offices and schools, as well as communities, cities and towns to better meet the needs of their occupants and user groups. At the end of the course, students should be able to create environmentally friendly buildings using environmental psychology and social principles.
ARCH162
Solid Waste Management
ARCH191
Construction & Materials
ARCH192
Construction & Materials
ARCH193
Construction & Materials I
This is the first of two courses that encompasses the process of building construction, elements of buildings and the properties of materials used in construction. The course will examine the influence that climate, geographical situation, geological formation, and disposition of natural materials will have upon the form of a building. It will also cover the construction process from foundations, through to floors, walls, and plastering. The properties of materials encountered at these stages will also be discussed and reference will be made to relevant Building Regulations and Codes of Practice.
ARCH194
Construction & Materials II

This is the second of two courses that encompasses the process of building construction, elements of buildings and the properties of materials used. The topics covered in this course include stairs, roofs and finishing work. The properties of materials examined will also be treated and reference will be made to relevant Building Regulations and Codes of Practice. Students will be exposed to the components and details guiding various components to complete a building.

ARCH212
Integrated Design Project
ARCH213
Architectural Design 3
The third course in the Architectural Design series continues the exploration of key elements of architectural design. Bubble diagrams, space analysis and planning, elevations and massing are explored in order to complete the integrated design process. Students shall be challenged to develop designs which will integrate all the elements previously explored in year 1 design courses with more complexity. It will also draw on other courses (Construction and Materials, Structures and Environmental Psychology) taught in the Architecture Programme.
ARCH214
Architectural Design 4 Project
This final course in the design series culminates with a Comprehensive Design Project which seeks to integrate elements previously explored in Architectural Design courses and leads to a summative design solution. Students shall be challenged to develop designs which integrate all the elements previously explored with a more complex programme incorporating: Sustainable features; Conceptual Structural Design; Visual Communications and Construction Technology and Materials.
ARCH221
Origins Of Arch & Society
ARCH222
Development Of Caribbean Architecture
ARCH223
Origins Of Architecture
This course explores the wide context of the main chronologies and major themes of world architectural history. It provides the student with the basic vocabulary of the built environment as it examines the manifestations and relevance of architecture in the past. The course focuses on origins of architecture as it relates to influences in past civilizations that continue to impact on customs and architecture today. At the end of this course, students should have developed an awareness of self as an architectural practitioner and their potential contribution to the field. This course serves as a foundation for ARCH 222, Development of Caribbean Architecture.
ARCH224
Caribbean Architecture
This course covers the historical development of “Caribbean Architecture” tracing the different cultural, colonial, climatic and architectural factors that have given rise to the architectural environment past and present of the Caribbean region. Topics explored include dwellings typical of the colonial period, the chattel house, large and medium size dwellings, and public and institutional buildings. Students will gain an understanding of the development of Architecture in the Caribbean, the factors that influenced its development and the new trends influencing the direction of Caribbean Architecture.
ARCH231
Integrated Design Communication
ARCH232
Visual Communication Project & Portfolio
ARCH233
Computer Design Communications
This third course in the communication series, introduces the student to concepts, methods and technology of computer aided and generated art. The course explores methods and techniques that are used in digital communication for architectural practices. Students are taught how to use applicable software to the architectural industry to graphically manipulate media to express architectural ideas.
ARCH262
Water Quality, Pollution Control
ARCH263
Sustainable Architecture
This course introduces students to the six sustainable components for integration in the design process and overall living. The major themes of climate, energy, behavioural change and sustainable values will lay the foundation for the sustainable components. The course focuses on sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality. At the end of this course, students should have developed an awareness of the impact and consequences of our lifestyle and the variables of incorporating sustainable strategies to building design.
ARCH271
Conceptual Structures I
ARCH272
Conceptual Structures II
ARCH273
Conceptual Structures 1
Conceptual Structures I will provide an understanding of structural concepts. Students are introduced to the structural requirements of form and function, structural properties of materials, philosophies of structural design and rules of thumb in sizing structural members. This first course covers forces, bending moments, stress and strain, the elastic and plastic range of materials and primary and secondary loads. It also examines framed structures, arches, two and three-dimensional trusses and the parallelogram, triangle and polygon of forces and Bow’s notation. Students should appreciate how structure may be integrated into the architectural design rather than be applied afterwards.
ARCH274
Conceptual Structures II

Conceptual Structures II builds upon the knowledge and competencies gained in Conceptual Structures I. Conceptual Structures I and II courses give student the opportunity to appreciate how structure is an important ingredient that should be integrated into the architectural design during the design process. Conceptual Structures II explores the theory of structure as it relates to simple beams and columns. The course analyses the cause of beam failure, loading methods, laws of bending and introduces simple shear force, bending moments and defection diagrams. Column properties and causes of failure are treated in an examination of slenderness ratio, stress and strain, effective length and radius of gyration. For the final evaluation of the Conceptual Structures segment of the Architectural Programme, students will integrate into the programme’s Comprehensive Design Project a component of structure. This will be evaluated against the main criteria of appropriateness of material, stability, form and size.

ARCH282
Building Services
This course introduces the students to mechanical and electrical equipment used in buildings. It studies the application and accommodation of these items, the affect upon the layout, building process and the final design of a construction project. Students will be exposed to topics such as plumbing and drainage, electrical services, illumination, ventilation, mechanical circulation, fire safety and security. At the end of the course, students should have developed the knowledge and skills to integrate these services into a building’s design.
BCEN111
Construction Technology & Design 1
BCEN112
Construction Technology & Design 2
BCEN121
Properties Of Materials
BCEN151
Surveying Theory & Practice 1
BCEN152
Survey Theory & Practice 2
BCEN153
Surveying Fieldwork
BCEN161
Workshop Practice 1
BCEN162
Workshop Practice 2
BCEN211
Construction Technology & Design 3
BCEN212
Construction Technology & Design 4
BCEN251
Quantity Surveying 1
BCEN252
Quantity Surveying 2
BCEN261
Workshop Practice 3
BCEN262
Workshop Practice 4
CHEM162
Engineering Chemistry
EDWG161
Engineering Drawing 1
EDWG162
Engineering Drawing 2
EDWG163
Engineering Drawing & Design
This course is designed to introduce students to the structure and practices of the engineering drawing office. The course progressively builds on applicable knowledge from each unit culminating in a final project. Through this progression, students engage in developing facets of engineering drawings which incorporate communications, conventions in engineering drawings, sketching, dimensioning, pictorial and orthographic projections, detailing and assembly. The tools for this course are traditional instruments and Computer - Aided Design (CAD) software.
EDWG261
Autocad Drawing I
EDWG262
Autocad Drawing 2
EEBG217
Electrical Engineering 3B
EENG114
Electrical Engineering 1 & Lab
EENG115
Electrical Engineering 2 & Lab
EENG214
Electrical Engineering 3A & Lab
EENG215
Electrical Engineering 4A
EENG217
Electrical Engineering 3B
EENG218
Electrical Engineering 4B
EENG224
Flowcharts And Coding
EENG225
High Level Programming
This course is designed to offer further exposure to the application of computer programming in solving mathematical and engineering problems. Through a study of the concepts of program specification and design, algorithm development, coding and testing, students are introduced to a high-level computer language using a modern software development environment. The course also introduces students to the use of existing mathematical software packages in problem solving.
ELCE101
Electronic Devices
This course focuses on the characteristics of diodes, bipolar transistors, field effect transistors and SCR transistors. It examines the characteristics, design and analysis of semiconductor diodes, bipolar transistors, Field Effect Transistors (FETs) and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCR) transistors. Students will explore the application of semiconductor devices, configurations, and use of computer tools for circuit design, evaluation, and analysis. Students will gain an appreciation of the basic semiconductor properties relevant to device operation and fabrication, and an understanding of the operation of the pn junction diode and transistors, together with their properties.
ELCE103
Simulation And Instruments Lab
This laboratory course will train students in the use of various instruments for measuring circuit parameters and in obtaining characteristics for common electronic components, diodes and transistors. It includes the study of both analogue and digital AC measuring instruments including ammeters, voltmeters and ohmmeters. Oscilloscopes, signal generators, and frequency counters are presented with an emphasis on practical applications and safe operation of these instruments. Students will draw and simulate circuits using the CAD programme. The students will develop a concept, the schematics, bill of materials and report for a major portfolio project.
ELCE110
Circuit Analysis
This course builds skills in ac/dc circuit analysis that provide a foundation for design applications using network analysis theorems, such as Thevenin's theorems, Norton's theorems, superposition, and the maximum power transfer theorem to simplify circuit analysis. It extends the analysis of simple ac circuits through the introduction of phasor transforms and the impedance concept; mesh and nodal analysis techniques to handle dc network problems and the frequency response of simple RC, RL and RLC circuits. This course involves experiments in the building of basic electrical circuits, verifying the theories and principles of circuit analysis.
ELCE120
Digital Electronics And Circuits
This course covers a wide variety of topics relating to digital electronics including number systems, logic gates, flip-flops, and counters. Boolean algebra and DeMorgan's theorem, troubleshooting and problem-solving techniques for digital logic circuits are introduced. Students will also study and analyze electrical circuits for implementing logic elements. The logic gates presented in the module include AND, OR, NOR, NAND, and inverters.
ELCE122
Circuits & Digital Devices Lab
This course aims to provide students with a knowledge of problem solving using digital circuits and systems. The objective is to give students exposure to designing and assembling digital and analogue circuits. Through a series of laboratory exercises, students will become familiar with the implementation of digital circuits using simulation software to support answers and conclusions that they have developed.
ELCE151
Communication Systems
This course introduces students to the components of a communication system and the techniques and circuits that make up such a system. The objective is intended for the students to understand various modulation schemes for analogue- and digital-signal transmission, and to analyse their performance in terms of signal-to-noise ratio, bandwidth requirement, and error performance. Students will be introduced to the blocks of a communication system and the operation of circuits used for communication systems.
ELCE220
Microprocessor And Computer Systems
This course introduces students to microprocessor computer hardware elements and interface elements. It focuses on a wide range of microprocessor design scenarios, where students learn how to develop solutions to problems, troubleshoot computer control equipment, debug programs, and write programs for controlling peripherals.
ELCE221
Assembly Language Programming Lab
This course uses laboratory activities to train students in writing and debugging programs to control peripheral devices. It emphasizes the documenting of these programs and using the hands-on approach to assembly language programming that solves real-world interfacing problems.
ELCE231
Electromagnetic Theory
Students are taught the principles of fields for magnetic and electrostatic components in order to develop a sound theoretical understanding of electromagnetism. This course shows them how to determine the properties of these fields and their applications.
ELCE240
Project Design
This course provides students with skills in defining and analyzing an engineering problem and in designing, evaluating and selecting solutions. It will guide students in producing a solution to a problem by preparing detailed circuit diagrams and circuit descriptions.
ELCE241
Project Prototyping Exhibition
This course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in ELCE240. Using a modelled project planning guide, students will learn how to assemble circuits for the design in ÈLCE240, solve problems encountered and produce a completed prototype. Through reflective activities and contextualization of their work, students will generate the appropriate documentation for building prototypes and testing new design ideas.
ELCE260
Computer Systems And Networks
This course introduces current networking standards, the OSI Model, various protocols and topologies, the interconnections between various hardware components, network operating systems, DNS, DHCP, TCP/ IP, Ethernet, wired and wireless transmission, and security. It explores and analyses components of a computer system: operating systems, network topologies and protocols. The properties of programming languages and their advantages are examined and evaluated.
GEED139
Technical Reporting Writing
LSR110
Measurement And Instrumentation I
LSRV000
Measurement & Instrumentation 1
LSRV001
Measurement & Instrumentation II
LSRV002
Survey Applications 1
LSRV111
Survey Theory & Practice 1
LSRV112
Survey Theory & Practice 2
LSRV114
Survey Theory 1
This course introduces basic surveying and gives a theoretical overview of the discipline. The course presents fundamentals in site and land measurement, and covers the theory underlying construction surveying and experimental measurements. Topics covered include: units of measurement, linear surveying, spirit levelling, longitudinal and cross sections, and contouring.
LSRV115
Survey Theory 2
This course expands on knowledge acquired in Survey Theory 1. Angle determination and electronic distance measurement are covered to enable traversing to establish horizontal control. Additionally, students should apply the necessary skills towards the calculation of relevant details in topographic surveys, detail surveys and construction related surveys.
LSRV120
Measurement And Instrumentation II
LSRV130
Survey Instrumentation 1
This course introduces the practical aspects related to the theory taught in LSRV111. The practical aspect introduces students to accepted field practices including the preparation of reconnaissance diagrams, traverse design and documentation, witnessing and the recording of neat and legible field notes. The course will include an introduction to map design. It will emphasise the use and maintenance of the survey equipment namely for taping and levelling and to enable the establishment of vertical control.
LSRV131
Survey Instrumentation 2
This course introduces the practical aspects related to the theory taught in LSRV112. This practical course introduces students to professional field practices as it relates to angular surveying and related practical concepts. It will emphasise the use and maintenance of the survey equipment for angular surveying, establishing horizontal control, detail and topographic surveys, as well as surveys related to construction and sports.
LSRV133
Autocad For Surveying
The course provides instruction in the use of Microsoft Excel for the programming of survey related AutoCAD and other Survey specific drafting software. It presents concepts in survey and civil drafting with an emphasis on site plans, profiles, local land survey plans, topographic and detail surveys, land development and engineering drawings.
LSRV162
Autocad For Surveying
LSRV200
Survey Applications
This course presents concepts in cartography with an emphasis on developing the knowledge of and skills in map reading. It deals with reading and depicting conventional signs, relief, scales, slopes and marginal information on both large and small scale maps and plans. In addition, this course introduces Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and the basics of Science from a foundation of Geography. Topics include Map Design and Data modelling/management, input and editing analysis as students, become familiar with ArcGIS applications software.
LSRV211
Survey Theory & Practice 3
LSRV212
Survey Applications II
LSRV213
Survey Theory & Practice: Project
LSRV214
Survey Theory 3
This course combines the elements of the geometry of the circle with the principles of trigonometry and applies them to curve theory. Transition curves, simple horizontal and vertical curves are to be explored. The course also addresses problems associated with design and setting out of horizontal and vertical alignment of roads and the determination of areas and volumes of a cross section. In addition, intersection and resection will be explored.
LSRV215
Survey Theory 4
This course builds on the knowledge of error theory and focuses on error analysis, data manipulation and adjustment. Students will be exposed to numerical methods of describing data, propagation of errors, and the law of weights and least squares adjustment as they relate to survey measurements and calculations.
LSRV216
Survey Project
This course provides on-the-job training, providing opportunities for the student to implement all the knowledge acquired throughout the Land Surveying programme. Students will apply time management skills, observation and traversing skills, demonstrate the ability to analyze and correct data and produce plans/drawings which meet the needs of the client.
LSRV231
Land Law & Cadastral Surveying
This course provides a grounding in land law, particularly issues related to parcel boundaries and an exploration of cadastral surveying. It examines different land related legislation as well as matters on ownership, property conveyance, leases, tenancy, easement and registered and unregistered land. The content in cadastral studies include the historical development of the cadastre, registration of title, cadastral systems in the Caribbean, trespass and professional conduct. Students are presented basic mapping principles and techniques and are expected to demonstrate basic skills that will allow them to prepare boundary plans.
LSRV232
Global Navigational Satellite Systems
This course is designed to expose students to Global Navigational Satellite Systems (GNSS) technology from both a theoretical and practical perspective. It introduces the historical evolution of GNSS, the fundamentals of GNSS, its applications and operational considerations. It explores principles and technologies including clocks and timing, orbits, and constellations, establishing ground control, the techniques to be used for high-precision observations and the underlying principles of GNSS applications. The course includes hands-on training in GNSS observations, and the post processing of data observed towards the production of appropriate maps or plans.
LSRV241
Land Law & Cadastral
MATH152
Calculus 1
This course is designed to develop students’ appreciation for the powerful tool of calculus. The first unit introduces concepts which are fundamental to calculus as well as classes of problems whose solutions only attain ultimate accuracy with the introduction of the techniques of calculus. The student is introduced to the concepts of differential and integral calculus and given an appreciation for their importance in mathematical modeling.
MATH153
Mathematics 1
This course places emphasis on the principles of algebra and trigonometry as they relate to the solution of engineering problems. It also introduces students to the theory and application of complex numbers. This is an introductory course that lays the foundation for other courses such as calculus and finite mathematics.
MATH163
Mathematics 2
This course is designed to further enhance students’ ability to use mathematics in the solution of engineering problems. Topics include geometry and mensuration, algebra, including the solution of linear and quadratic equations and inequations. Students will also be introduced to the binomial expansion and its applications. The concepts of matrices and determinants are applied in the solution of simultaneous equations in 2 or 3 unknowns.
MATH251
Calculus 2
This course is designed to further develop students' appreciation for the powerful tool of calculus. The student is introduced to the differentiation and integration of more advanced algebraic and trigonometric functions. Calculus is applied to the formulation and solution of mathematical models in engineering.
MATH252
Calculus 3
This course is designed to assist students in making the transition to University level mathematics, particularly those who are embarking upon studies in Engineering or Natural Sciences. Focus is placed on the development and solutions of ordinary differential equations as well as partial differentiation and its applications to the solutions of engineering problems.
MATH261
Mathematics 4
This course is designed to combine essential elements of the concepts of trigonometry and vectors, to develop students’ competence in interpretation, analysis and problem solving. The geometry component takes the student beyond the spatial analysis of shapes to the analysis of the equations defining their locus. Mathematical techniques are applied to extracting the relationships between variables by analysis of experimental data. Application is made to the design and solutions of mathematical models as applied in engineering.
MATH262
Mathematics 5
This course is designed to assist the student in making the transition to University level mathematics, particularly those who are embarking upon studies in Engineering or Natural Sciences. Techniques for the analysis of higher order matrices and further manipulation of complex numbers are introduced. In statistics, the student is taken beyond the basic statistical tools to discrete and continuous probability distributions. Concepts of linear algebra are further developed.
MECH100
Mechanics And Drafting
MECH121
Mechanical Engineering 1
MECH122
Mechanical Engineering 2
MECH131
Material Science
This course is designed to provide a conceptual framework for understanding the behaviour of materials used by engineers by investigating the relationship between the structures and the properties of materials. The course seeks to provide the knowledge of material science that equips engineers with the ability to select the appropriate materials and to know how to improve the properties of these materials to suit the desired requirement. This course will therefore emphasize the relationships of structure, material properties, and material selection to the design/ manufacturing process. The course will also include the study of areas such as corrosion and destructive and non-destructive testing of common engineering materials. To further develop the skills of budding engineers, the course will be enhanced by conducting laboratory exercises where students will study heat treatment effects on material properties and metal joining processes.
MECH152
Calculus 1
This course is designed to develop students’ appreciation for the powerful tool of calculus. The first unit introduces concepts which are fundamental to calculus as well as classes of problems whose solutions only attain ultimate accuracy with the introduction of the techniques of calculus. The student is introduced to the concepts of differential and integral calculus and given an appreciation for their importance in mathematical modeling.
MECH153
Mathematics 1
This course places emphasis on the principles of algebra and trigonometry as they relate to the solution of engineering problems. It also introduces students to the theory and application of complex numbers. This is an introductory course that lays the foundation for other courses such as calculus and finite mathematics.
MECH163
Mathematics 2
This course is designed to further enhance students’ ability to use mathematics in the solution of engineering problems. Topics include geometry and mensuration, algebra, including the solution of linear and quadratic equations and inequations. Students will also be introduced to the binomial expansion and its applications. The concepts of matrices and determinants are applied in the solution of simultaneous equations in 2 or 3 unknowns.
MECH171
Electricity And Magnetism
This course is designed to provide students with the basic concepts of electricity and magnetism as sources of mechanical energy. Ohm’s, Kirchhoff’s, Faraday’s and Lenz’s laws, and Fleming’s rules are studied and applied to solve related problems. Students will also be introduced to the application of electromagnetic induction. Topics include alternating current and direct current motors, motor controls, relays, contactors and transformers/solenoids.
MECH172
Measurement & Instrumentation
This course is designed to provide students with a background of the basic elements and principles of instrumentation and measurement for mechanical technicians. It covers measurement concepts such as units, standards, linear and angular measurements, speed, torque, pressure, thermometry and basic electrical measurements. At the end of this course, students should be able to select the appropriate measuring instruments, describe the principle of operation and demonstrate accurate usage.
MECH181
Workshop Tech And Practice 1
This is a machine shop course which is designed to develop students’ hands-on skills. It follows the Measurement and Instrumentation course and applies the use of basic hand and machine tools. This course introduces students to the importance of following Occupational Health and Safety Laws. It also introduces students to the theory of metal cutting, identifying basic tool geometry and lathe components and controls. The course also expands the students’ understanding of turning safety, calculating speeds and feeds, using various tools and tool holders. At the end of this course, students will be able to demonstrate specialized skills such as producing sheet metal work, drilling, basic lathe applications and operations.
MECH182
Workshop Tech And Practice 2
This is a follow-up machine shop course to MECH 181 which is geared to enhance students’ knowledge and practical ability. Students will apply advanced Lathe techniques, interpret basic milling theory and conduct basic Milling operations. Students will develop the competence in turning a 60-degree V Thread on the Centre Lathe and creating Spur Gears by applying Milling operations using the Indexing Machine. Students will also be introduced to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining for the purpose of producing complex parts with a high level of accuracy.
MECH217
Engineering Thermodynamics 1
MECH218
Engineering Thermodynamics 2
MECH219
Introduction To Thermodynamics
This course introduces students to the basic concepts of thermodynamics, the interaction between energy in its various forms and the energy transformations that occur in engineering processes and systems. It emphasizes temperature, pressure, heat and heat transfer, properties of substances, the different forms of energy in non-flow, open flow and steady flow systems essential for designing and evaluating everyday engineering systems. It further examines the application of the thermodynamics laws to the analysis of refrigeration systems. This is a preparatory course that lays the foundation for further study in the fields of thermodynamics, heat transfer and energy conversion.
MECH220
Energy Systems
This course is a follow-up of Introduction to Thermodynamics and is intended to provide students with the fundamentals for power generation using fossil fuels and renewable energy sources. For fossil fuel power generation, the concentration will be on Steam power plants with emphasis on boilers and turbines. Students will obtain an understanding of internal combustion engines, its concepts and theories and assess engine performance by carrying out relevant calculations. Students will further examine the different renewable energy sources with emphasis on solar, wind and biomass and their relevance and benefits to society.
MECH221
Mechanical Engineering 3
MECH222
Mechanical Engineering 4
MECH223
Engineering Principles 1
This course is a follow-up of PHYS 111 and focuses on the analysis of force diagrams for the solution of problems related to frameworks, roof trusses, other load bearing structures and Friction. The course also introduces the fundamentals of stress and strain and axial loading. Laboratory exercises will be conducted to analyze the effect of friction between two surfaces and the strength of materials.
MECH224
Engineering Principles 2
This course is designed to examine the effects of shearing and bending due to the loading on a structure. The concept of stress and strain and their use in the analysis and design of machine members and structures will provide an in-depth analysis of engineering principles and applications needed in design and fabrication projects. Students will also develop an understanding of material behavior under torsional loading conditions.
MECH231
Project
This course is designed to reinforce the principles and skills acquired thus far in the Mechanical Engineering Programme. In this course, students will apply Mechanical Engineering Theory to the solution of practical problems that are encountered in an industrial or domestic setting. The project undertaken will address design, fabrication and testing of mechanical and/or electro-mechanical prototypes. The students will execute the Stages of the Product Development Process by redesigning an existing product or creating a new product from idea to testing. Students will seek to develop the appropriate documentation skills at all stages in the process and produce a Final Report on the entire process. These activities are to be carried out in small groups to foster a collaborative spirit and encourage teamwork as is the procedure in industry.
MECH233
Plant Maintenance 1
MECH234
Plant Maintenance 2
MECH235
Plant Maintenance 1
This course introduces engineering students to the requirements of Plant Maintenance, Plant Handling, Machinery Installation and Power Transmission Systems. The topics covered include structure of maintenance organization, storage and stock control arrangements, lifting devices, slinging materials and methods, construction of machinery foundations, machine installation and power transmission systems and devices. Students will conduct practical exercises in installing and testing machinery and/or machine tools.
MECH236
Hydraulics And Pneumatics
This course introduces engineering students to the applications, theory and fundamental principles of fluid power systems. The students will be able to explain the function of basic hydraulic and pneumatic systems and their required piping systems. Students will gain an understanding of the function of both hydraulic and pneumatics components and their symbols. They will be able to read and draw basic fluid power system schematics using the relevant components to optimize system performance. Students will also complete mathematical calculations using set formulae for pressure and volume that apply to both fluid power systems.
PHYS111
Technical Physics 1
This course is designed to introduce students to the terminology and principles of statics and kinetics as fundamental to engineering. Topics include physical quantities, SI units, force systems, moments, torque, graphical methods of solving triangles and polygons of forces, work and power with an emphasis on the theory of machines and linear motion.
PHYS161
Engineering Physics

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