MSc/PhD in Engineering

This programme will develop advanced engineering knowledge, analytical and application skills, along with advanced knowledge of research and entrepreneurial skills, while placing emphasis on also developing advanced communication and emotional intelligence skills. Details of course codes, course description, course contents, and credit units are contained in the Student Handbook which is available on the Centre website https://acenpee.abu.edu.ng

MSc Engineering

  1. MSc – Chemical Engineering with specialization in
  • Petroleum and Gas Processing
  • Process Engineering
  • Polymer/Ceramic Engineering
  1. MSc – Mechanical Engineering with specialization in
  • Production Engineering
  • Energy Studies
  • Mechatronics
  1. MSc – Civil Engineering with specialization in
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical/Geo-Environmental Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Construction Materials
  • Highway and Transportation Engineering
  1. MSc – Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Hydraulics and Engineering Hydrology

 

PhD Engineering

  1. PhD – Chemical Engineering with specialization in
    • Petroleum and Gas Processing
    • Process Engineering
    • Polymer/Ceramic Engineering
  2. PhD – Mechanical Engineering with specialization in
  • Production Engineering
  • Energy Studies
  1. PhD – Civil Engineering with specialization in
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical/Geo-Environmental Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Construction Materials
  • Highway and Transportation Engineering
  1. PhD – Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Hydraulics and Engineering Hydrology

Objectives of MSc/PhD in Engineering

The aims and objectives of the postgraduate programmes in Engineering are geared at:

  1. Providing students with knowledge and competitive skills to enhance their performance and to enable them to assume broader responsibilities in the rapidly changing environment in the context of the global and contemporary knowledge economy;
  2. Producing high level practitioners who are capable of applying appropriate engineering principles and techniques for solving problems in the local, national and international environment as well as teaching, research and industry.
  3. Producing socially responsive and functional engineers capable of positively driving the engine of economic growth through accelerated technology development. and
  4. Producing Engineers in ICT having entrepreneurial skills and leadership qualities, including sound professional ethics.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of engineering;
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs;
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  6. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning;

Instructional Methods and Resources

The teaching approaches shall be diversified to ensure enhanced learning. Instead of the traditional lecture method, instruction will be focused on seminars, workshops, discussion, experimentations, practical and other learner-centered teaching/learning strategies.

We will use digital learning technology to enhance education, support faculty instructors, promote student’s active learning and provide access to quality education. In particular, we will use 3D models and animations e.g. (https://youtu.be/ML_D3ocoEgc), Lecture with image: (https://youtu.be/cx582P7HkAc), MIT mathlets (http://mathlets.org/), google classroom, cat-soop, etc.  Faculty and students will use the MIT open courseware (which is the biggest repository of materials that are license free to the world) to access additional lecture materials etc. www.ocw.mit.edu. We will also adopt digital tools that can assist in home work assessment/grading of students as well as lecture feed backs.

CERTIFICATE IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION (CEE)

Objectives of the Programme

  1. The programme objectives are to:
  2. Understand and appreciate the History and Philosophy of Engineering Education
  3. Acquire the basic knowledge of curriculum and course design.
  4. Acquire knowledge and skills in the use of new pedagogies in engineering education.
  5. Be able to use technology (soft and hardware) in teaching and learning.
  6. Interpret and apply theories of learning in engineering education.
  7. Design, manage and ensure safety of engineering laboratories.
  8. Develop research proposals in Engineering Education.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  1. Design effective courses by articulating intended learning outcomes
  2. Use research on how students learn to improve teaching
  3. Select and design interactive in-class exercises that further intended learning outcomes
  4. Plan and facilitate effective class sessions
  5. Integrate and use digital tools in teaching to enhance learning

 

Instructional Methods and Resources

The teaching approaches shall be diversified to ensure enhanced learning. We will be using multiple active learning techniques involving whole class and small group discussion. In general instruction will be focused on seminars, workshops, discussion, experimentations, practical and other learner centered teaching/learning strategies.

We will use of digital learning technology to enhance education, support faculty instructors, promote student’s active learning and provide access to quality education. In particular, we will use 3D models and animations e.g. (https://youtu.be/ML_D3ocoEgc), Lecture with image: (https://youtu.be/cx582P7HkAc), MIT mathlets (http://mathlets.org/), google classroom, cat-soop, etc. Faculty and students will use the MIT open courseware (which is the biggest repository of materials and are license free to the world) to access additional lecture materials etc. www.ocw.mit.edu. We will also adopt digital tools that can assist in home work assessment/grading of students as well as lecture feed backs.

Course Structure

Details of course description and course contents are contained in the Student Handbook which is available on the Centre website https://acenpee.abu.edu.ng     

 

SHORT TERM PROFESSIONAL COURSES

Professional short courses to be offered;

  1. Curriculum and Course Design in Engineering
  2. Use of Digital platforms for teaching and learning
  3. Learning Experiences Design
  4. Assessment methods and tools

APPLIED RESEARCH

  1. Research the effectiveness of different pedagogies in enhancing teaching and learning among faculty and students using critical thinking rubric, standardized concept inventory, survey and interview formats and controlled experiments. Systematic course evaluation by students will provide added insight into the effectiveness of different pedagogies.
  2. Research and production of prototype engineering pedagogy tools for application in the classroom – Engineering Learning Experiences Designs (E-LEDs)
  3. Implementation and evaluation of E-LEDs
  4. Development of new multimedia (pictures, diagrams, animations and videos) to mediate these E-LEDs.