This category is reserved for the modules under the CST' schools. 

This module builds on fundamental microbiological principles to examine the roles and interactions of microorganisms in environment. The environment in this case means the soil, water, air and sediments covering the planet and can also include the animals and plants that inhabit these areas. It also includes the study of symbiotic relationship of microorganisms (either positive or negative) that have special effects on the ecosystem. It further covers the use of microorganisms in microbial biodegradation or bioremediation of domestic, agricultural and industrial wastes and subsurface pollution in soils, sediments and marine environments.

Building Elements .This course focuses on the component parts of a building . Starting with the idea of basic different building elements fulfill basic human functional needs. Included  in this are elements such as roof; walls; floors; staircases ; doorways.

•The course aims to develop an understanding of mechanical properties of materials, behaviour of different types of materials and geometrical properties of sections.

•It introduces stress and strain characteristics and their application in engineering field. In Laboratory, tests, specially, of tension, compression, shear, etc. are performed to strengthen   the theory on mechanical properties of some materials and its behaviour.


This module is a continuation of measurement procedures of complex foundations (deep strip, pile and raft).  Further, measurement of finishes (floors, ceilings, walls) and decorations, joinery, fittings, demolitions and alterations. Arrangement of bills including daywork, preliminary items, provisional sums and prime cost sums are discussed.

The course ends with project work on all the topics mentioned above, including the production of Bill of Quantities

Summary of the module:

This module aims to assist students to plan well and execute their final year projects.  It addresses the essential concerns of the structure, conduct and reporting of research that necessarily includes proposal writing also.  It covers the constituent considerations and ordering of problem identification, assumptions, justification, scope, limitations, organization, literature review and information sources, objectives, hypothesis setting and testing, research questions, theoretical and conceptual frameworks, research design, design of experiments (including manufacture of prototype or experimental rig), sampling, research methods, data collection methods, field tools and techniques, techniques of data measurement, statistical as well as computer supports for data analysis,  interpretations, conclusions, recommendations and implications as well as financial and time budgeting (Scheduling and Gantt Charts).   Technical report writing and approaches to referencing are also given emphasis.

Learning outcomes of the module:

A. Knowledge & Understanding:

Having successfully completed the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

A1. The meaning and purpose of research in computer engineering

A2. The importance and relevance of methodology in inquiry

A3. The scientific method and the value of scientific theory in inquiry

B. Cognitive/ Intellectual Skills/ Application of Knowledge:

Having successfully completed the module, students should be able to:

B1. Identify and delineate a researchable problem.

B2. Conduct a critical review of relevant literature

B3. Develop consistent theoretical and conceptual frameworks

B4. Prepare effective, valid and reliable research designs.

B5. Assemble usable field tools that reflect practical data measurement scales.

B6. Obtain credible representative field data.

B7. Carry out competent automated statistical analysis.

B8. Abstract convincing inferences from observed data trends

B9. Prepare readable research reports that adhere to convention

C. Communication/ ICT/ Numeracy/ Analytic Techniques/ Practical Skills:

Having successfully completed the module, students should be able to:

C1. Write effective project and research proposals.

C2. Conduct repeatable scientific inquiry

C3. Disseminate research results conventionally through seminars, conferences and reports

D. General Transferable Skills:

Having successfully completed the module, students should be able to:

D1. Undertake lifelong self-learning in the relevant and related areas.

D2. Produce relevant and true reports