Detailed Course Structure

EL 141 Basic French I(1, 1, 1)
Establish one’s identity: Greetings and polite expression, introducing oneself and other. The Francophone World: The place of French in the world; Francophone countries and La Francophonce. Time and Weather: Days of the week, months of the year; telling the time on the clock. Telling the weather; weather forecast. The Family/Professions: Members of the family, one’s place in the family; professions/trades of parents. Health and Sports: Parts of the body stating where one is suffering from; common diseases and medications; Health facilities.

EL 151 Applied Electricity (2, 2, 3)

Circuit Laws: Ohm’s law. Kirchhoff’s laws and network solution. Circuit laws and theorems (Analysis Methods). Electrostatics and capacitance. Electromagnetism. Magnetic circuits. Inductance in an AC Circuit. Alternating current and voltage. Signal waveforms. Transformers and electrical machines.Laboratory work.


EL 155 Technical Drawing (1, 3, 2)

Lettering with inclined and vertical strokes. Word spacing and compositions. Tangency. Descriptive geometry. General loci. First and third angle orthogonal projections. Dimensioning.


EL 157 Communication Skills I (2 ,1, 2)
Introduction to communication: methods and systems of communication. Pre-writing skills: developing listening skills, note-taking and note-making, developing reading skills. Developing writing skills (I): Sentence level (the sentence as an ordered string of words, the simple sentence, basic sentence patterns, common grammatical errors). Coordination and parallelism. Ambiguity and conventions of usage.


EL 159 Introduction to Computing (1, 2, 2)
Introduction to PCs. Windows operating system. Internet usage. Word processing using MS word. Spreadsheet using MS Excel. Introduction to Programming using Visual Basic Applications (VBA).


EL 163 Procedural Programming with C++ (1, 4, 2)

Understanding and using the basic programming constructs of C/C++ such as operators and expressions, standard C/C++ preprocessor, standard C/C++ library and conditional program execution and program looping and Iteration. Manipulating various C/C++ data types, such as arrays, strings, and pointers and isolating and fixing common errors in C++ programs. Using memory appropriately, including proper allocation/de-allocation procedures, Appling object-oriented approaches to software problems in C++, and Writing small-scale C++ programs.


EL 167 Basic Mechanics (2, 2, 3)

Fundamental concepts: Newton’s laws of motion; force systems and characteristics of forces; moment of a force; vector representation of forces and moments. Basic statics: Equilibrium of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions.. Structural analysis: The method of joints and the method of sections. Friction; Simple machines; Basic dynamics of particles. Basic dynamics of rigid bodies; Simple harmonic motion.


EL 169 Linear Algebra (2, 2, 3)

Matrix algebra: Determinants. Systems of linear equations and their solutions by matrix methods.  Consistency of systems of linear equations.  Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Vector algebra: Scalar products. Vector products. Scalar triple products. Vector triple products. Geometrical applications of vectors. Complex algebra: The Argand diagram. De Moivre’s theorem and its applications (solution of polynomial equations, summation of series). Sequences and series.


EL 171 Electrical Engineering Drawing (1, 2, 2)

Overview:Representation of electrical ideas. Characteristics of electrical engineering diagrams. Standardisation, Diagrams:block diagrams. Circuit diagrams. Wiring diagrams. Electrical power diagrams. Electrical diagrams for architectural plans and designs. Flow charts and organisational charts.Tree diagrams; ladder diagrams and logic circuits.Breadboards and printed circuit boards.Application of PSpice, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Visio and electronic workbench in electrical engineering drawing.


EL 142 Basic French II (1, 1, 1)
Movement and Travel French: Using adverbs of place to locate places; asking one’s way around, giving direction to places. Transportation: means and types of transport; local and foreign travel, identifying travel scedules. Problems of Transportation. Making purchaces/shopping: Saying what one wants to buy; asking the price of tems, bargaining and mode of payment. Life in the University: Identifying places on campus. Academic activities; administrative activities. Culinary Art/French cuisine: Art of cooking; kitchen/cooking utensils. Types of meals in the day.


EL 156 Engineering Drawing (2, 2, 3)

Sectional views and standard conventions of sectional views. Curves of intersection of various planes and solids. Development of various solids like cylinders and spheres. Assembly drawings from both exploded view and working drawing views.


EL 158 Communication Skills II (2, 1, 2)

Developing writing skills (II): Paragraph level (the controlling idea, the topic sentence, supporting sentences and developing the paragraph, transitional devices.) Developing writing skills (III): The whole essay (forms of discourse, inductive and deductive reasoning.) Developing writing skills (IV): Style (registers, diction, spelling and punctuation, editing).


EL 162 Circuit Theory (2, 2, 3)

Basic AC circuit analysis. AC circuit theorems: Superposition theorem.Thévenin’s theorem. Norton’s theorem. Thévenin’s and Norton’s theorems for dependent sources. Two-Port networks:impedance parameters. Admittance parameters.Hybrid parameters. Inverse hybrid parameters. Transmission parameters. Two-port conversion. Two-port connections. Loaded two ports. Reciprocity and symmetry. Application of two-port networks: The gyrator. Multiport networks: network equations. N-terminal networks. Laboratory work.


EL 166 Calculus (2, 2, 3)

Differentiation: Logarithmic and parametric differentiation. Differentiation of inverse trigonometric functions. Applications to maxima and minima. Leibnitz’s formula for nth (repeated) differentiation of a product. Indeterminate forms. Rolle’s theorem. Mean value theorem. Techniques of integration: Integration by parts; reduction formulae. Improper integrals. Functions of several variables. Partial differentiation. Total derivatives. Langrange multipliers. Gradient, divergence and curl of vectors.


EL 168 Basic Materials Science (2, 1, 2)

Materials and properties. Bonding and atomic structure. The crystalline state. Structural disorder. Phase equilibra. Shaping of materials. Iron and steel. Brief treatment of non-ferrous metals, thermoplastics, thermosetting of materials and ceramics. Behaviour of materials in service.


EL 172 Instruments and Measurements (2, 1, 2)

Properties and essentials of measuring instruments.Analogue Instruments:moving iron,  dynamometer, electrodynamic, moving coil, thermocouple instruments. Meggar, Induction Ammeters and voltmeters. Wattmeters.  Energy meters.  Galvanometer. Watthour meter, Clamp-on ammeter. Calibration of ammeter and voltmeter. Instrument transformers. Digital instruments:properties,digital voltmeters, Cathode Ray Oscilloscope (CRO). Errors and their mitigation.Laboratory work.

EL 174 Semiconductor Devices (2, 2, 3)

Semiconductor physics:crystal structure. Semiconductor materials. Introduction to quantum physics. Principles of quantum mechanics.Energy bands and charge carriers in semiconductors.Energy bands in solids. Charge carriers in semiconductors. Junctions. Field effect transistors. Bipolar  transistor action. Optoelectronic devices: optical absorption. Solar cells. Photodetector. Semiconductor lasers. Power devices:The p-n-p-n diode.The semiconductor controlled rectifier.

EL 251 Literature in English I (1, 1, 1)

Introduction to literary terms and devices. Specific texts: prose, drama, poetry. Vocabulary and language use. Literature as a reflection of contemporary way of life or society (the text as mirrors). Literature and morality (the text as examples). Literature as a form of entertainment. African Writers Series.


EL 261 Object Oriented Programming with C++  (2, 2, 3)

Object oriented paradigm & C++ at a glance. Classes and objects. Object initialisation and cleanup. Dynamic objects. Operator overloading. Inheritance. Virtual functions. Generic programming with templates. Streams computation with streams. Stream computation with files. Exception handling.


EL 263 Linear Electronics (2, 1, 2)

High-frequency response of small signal amplifiers. Large signal amplifiers. Feedback amplifiers. Oscillators. Operational amplifiers. Active filters. Wave-shaping circuits. Laboratory work.


EL 265 Differential Equations (2, 2, 3)

Ordinary differential equations. First order equations. Second order equations with constant coefficients. Laplace transforms and z-Transforms and their application to solution of ordinary differential equations.


EL 267 Thermodynamics (2, 2, 3)

Fundamental concepts. Zeroth’s law, first and second laws of thermodynamics. Application to simple compressible substances. Introduction to gas power cycles.


EL 271 Computer Graphics (1, 3, 2)

2D: Angles. Co-ordinates entry principles. Object creation commands and principles. Editing/ Modifying commands. Polylines and multiline principles. Text use and justification. Grip editing. Isometric drawing. Hatching, dimensioning. Inquiry commands. Area calculations. Layering and object properties. Plotting and presentation. Blocks. Attributes. 3D: Introduction to 3D, XY-plane. Elevation models. Creating solid primitives, composite solids, and models from 2D profiles. 3D mesh modelling. Working in 3D space. Editing models.


EL 273 Electromagnetic Field Theory (2, 2, 3)

Vector analysis. Electric fields in matter. Electrostatics. Magnetic fields in matter. Magnetisation. Magnetostatics. Electrodynamics: electromotive force, electromagnetic induction. Maxwell’s equations. Maxwell’s equations in matter. Boundary conditions. Superconductivity and superconductors.


EL 252 Literature in English II (1, 1, 1)

Reading and appreciation. Literary terms. Specific texts: prose, drama, poetry. Vocabulary and language use. Literature as a reflection of contemporary way of life or society (the text as mirrors). Literature and morality (the text as examples) literature as a form of entertainment. Shakespearean and modern classics.


EL 256 Fieldtrip and Technical Report Writing I (1, 1, 1)
Field trips to areas of interest. Students should individually present report on places visited upon which they will be assessed for their credits.


EL 260 Mathematical Analysis (2, 2, 3)

Partial Differential equations. The wave equation. Heat conduction equation and Laplace’s equation. Solutions by separation of variables. Legendre polynomials. Convergence of series. Power series. Taylor’s and Maclaurin’s series. Fourier series. Multiple integrals. Double and triple integrals. Line, surface and volume integrals. Green’s theorem.


EL 264 Fluid Mechanics (2, 2, 3)

Properties of fluids: Statics and kinematics of fluids. Introduction to hydrodynamics. Dynamics of fluid flow. Euler’s equation, Bernoulli’s equation and applications. Real fluid flow; turbulent and laminar flow. Flow in pipes. Friction and other losses. Dynamic forces.


EL 266   Digital Electronics (2, 1, 2)

Analogue vrs digital. Numeration systems. Logic gates and families. Logic circuits. Minimisation of logic circuits. Sequential logic systems, Latches and flip-flops. Counters and shift registers. Memories. Laboratory work.


EL 272 Workshop Technology and Practice (2, 1, 2)
Electrical materials and cables. Conductor joints and terminations. Workshop tools, machines and safety. Metal work practice. Laboratory work.

EL 274 Direct Current Machines (2, 2, 3)

Basic construction of Direct Current machine. Armature reaction,Minimising armature reaction. Types of DC motors. Thyristor control of DC motors. Power losses in DC machines. DC generators. Laboratory work.


EL 276  Matlab/Simulink for Engineers (1, 3, 2)

Basic elements of Matlab. Numerical toolbox. Symbolic toolbox. Linear algebra. Differential equations. Programming in Matlab. Simulink:Overview: creating block diagrams, Constructing simulink model, Simulation. Laboratory work.


EL 361 Probability and Statistics (2, 1, 2)
Random variables and functions of random variables. Some standard discrete and continuous distributions:discrete distributions; The Poisson random variable;  geometric distribution; The hyper geometric random variable; multinomial distribution.Continuous distribution: the uniform, normal and exponential distributions. Sampling distributions: population, sample, random sampling, parameters and statistics, estimation of population parameters. Test of hypothesis: test procedure:  normal, non-normal, and the F distributions. Regressions and correlation.


EL 363 Numerical Analysis     (2, 1, 2)
Error analysis. Interpolation. Iterative methods of solving systems of linear and non-linear equations. Numerical solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations. Application of computer programming.


EL 365 Environmental Management (2, 2, 3)

Mine atmosphere. Air parameters. Industrial gases. Dust. Atmospheric air and air pollution. Heatand climate in subsurface environment. Thermal stress environment. Thermal indices. Industrial fires. Water quality and water pollution. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Use of Instruments for measuring air, gases, dust and thermal Index.


EL 371 Power Generation and Supply (2, 1, 2)
Energy sources. Power transmission and distribution: the national grid.High voltage transmission. General layout of the distribution network. Distribution systems. Requirements of a good distribution scheme. Reactors, Insulators, Switch gears. Fuses. Overload trips.Protective relays. Transmission system planning and optimisation. Power system reliability.


EL 373  Control Systems (2, 2, 3)
Overview. Laplace transforms. Mathematical modelling of physical processes and systems.Transfer functions.Signal flow diagrams. Block diagram model and manipulation. Signal flow graph. Mason’s rule.Control system responses, characteristics and performance.Stability analysis of control systems. Root locus andFrequency-domain analysis.Bode andNyqquist plots, Gain and phase margins. Nichols chart and application to design of compensators. Feedback and feedforward compensation. P, PI, PD and PID control. Servo motors in control systems. Laboratory work.


EL 375  AC Machines (2, 2, 3)
General introduction and classification. Constructionalfeatures.   Principles of operation. Machine parameters and equivalent circuits. Energy flow. AC machine characteristics. Starting of AC machines. Speed control, Synchronisation, Voltage regulation. Operation of synchronous machines on infinite busbars. Circle diagram. Laboratory work.


EL 377  Industrial Electronics (2, 1, 2)

UJTs and thyristors. Linear and switched mode power supplies. Optoelectronic devices. Data conversion topologies. Programmable logic devices. Phase locked loop. Data acquisition systems. Digital sequence control. Electronic control of electric motors. Laboratory  work.


EL 379 Power Electronics (2, 1, 2)

Introduction.  Diodes and uncontrolled rectification. Thyristors and controlled AC-DC conversion. Turn- off devices and DC-AC converters. DC–DC converters.  AC-AC power converters. Power converters for electric drives. Laboratory work.

EL 352 Public Relations (2, 0, 2)
Scope and importance of Public Relations (PR) :the business of PR, definitions of PR, the publics of PR; PR distinguished from other forms of communication; the five images in PR; the qualities of a good PR officer.Planning PR programmes: the four reasons for planning PR programmes; the six-point planning model; the PR transfer process.The PR department; the size of PR department; the PR consultant and manager. The news media; the created private media; press relations.PR in developing countries.Crisis management PR.


EL 356 Fieldtrip and Technical Report Writing II (0, 4, 1)
Fieldtrip to areas of interest; Students will be expected to present reports upon which they will be assessed for their credits.


EL 372 Utilisation of Electrical Power (2, 2, 3)

Illumination. Methods of light production: Electric lamps; Electrical discharge lamps.
Electrowinning. Electroheating. Electric welding. Electric traction systems.


EL 374 Electrical Drives Systems (2, 2, 3)

Overview of electric drives systems. Selection of electric drives systems. Control of DC motor drives systems. Control  of Induction motor drive systems.  Control of synchronous motor drives systems. Closed loop control of microcomputer based drives systems. Control of stepper motor drive systems.


EL 376 Basic Communications Systems (2, 1, 2)

Introduction. Signals and noise. Analogue modulation techniques. Digital modulation techniques. Overview of wireless communications.


EL 378 Programming in LabVIEW   (1, 3, 2)

Overview of programming in LabVIEW. Modular programming. Repetition and loops. Arrays. Clusters. Plotting data. Making decisions in a VI. Strings and file I/O. Data transfer between LabVIEW and spreadsheets. Data acquisition and waveforms. Instrument control. CustomisingVIs. Report generation and printing.


EL 380 High Voltage Engineering (2, 1, 2)
Introduction to high voltage engineering. High voltage testing and measurement. Over voltage transients. Insulation Co-ordination.  Impulse characteristics of electric equipment; Harmonics and unbalanced loading in transformers. Transformer insulation.

EL 382 Microprocessors and Digital Control Systems (2, 2, 3)

Introduction to microprocessors and digital control. Microprocessor architecture. Microprocessor programming and operation. Microprocessor user peripherals and hardware interfacing. Sampling and signal reconstruction. The z-transform and discrete transfer functions. Digital to analogue conversion. Analogue to digital conversion. Laboratory work.


EL 451 Research Methods and Ethics in Science (2, 0, 2)

Definition and concepts of research. Research process. Research design. Literature review. Sampling. Reliability and validity of data. Qualitative and quantitative research methods. Research reporting. Definition of ethics. Definition of science. Definition of ethics in science. What is a profession? How ethics and values intersect with professionalism. Ethical theory and applications. Standards of ethical conduct in science. Common ethical principles in science. Fraud in science. Whistle blowing. Conflict of interest. Case studies.


EL 459 Operations Research (2, 2, 3)
Application of the following operations research techniques in solving relevant problems:  Linear and integer programming.  Assignment and transportation problems.  Decision analysis. Project scheduling methods:  CPM, PERT.  Simulation techniques. Application of appropriate computer software.


EL 461 Principles of Economics (2, 0, 2)
Introduction to microeconomics. Demand and supply. Elasticities. The concept of market structures. Introduction to macroeconomics. Functions of government. Measurement of national output and income. Money and banking. Unemployment and inflation. Interdependence and the gains from trade..


EL 463 Digital Signal and Image Processing (2, 2, 3)

Overview of Signals, systems and digital signal processing. Analog-to-digital  and digital-to-analog conversion.Discrete-time signals.Discrete-time systems. Linear time-invariant systems. The discrete fourier transform. The fast fourier transform. The z-transform.Sampling of continuous-time signals. Characteristics of practical frequency selective filters. Linear time-invariant digital filters. Recursive and non-recursive filters. Filtering and convolution. Filter structures. FIR filters. IIR Filters. Applications of DSP. Laboratory work.


EL 465 Artificial Intelligence (2, 1, 2)
Problem solving, search techniques, control strategies, game playing (minimax), reasoning, knowledge representation through predicate logic, rule-based systems semantic nets, frames, conceptual dependency formalism. Planning. Handling uncertainty: Bayesian networks, Dempster-Shafer theory, certainty factors, Fuzzy logic, learning through neural nets: back propagation, radial basis functions. Neural computational models: Hopfield nets, Boltzman machines. PROLOG programming.


EL 467 Instrumentation and Control (2, 2, 3)

Instrumentation and measurement. Signal diagram, analogue and digital signals. Sensors and transducers; the Wheatstone bridge. Strain measurement; the strain gauge. Temperature measurement. Pressure measurement. Level measurement. Flow measurement.


EL 471 Power Systems Protection and Control (2, 1, 2)

Overview of power systems protection and control. Power systems operation. Power systems protection. Switchgear. Power systems control.


EL 473 Advanced Communication Systems (2, 1, 2)

Radio wave propagation and transmission lines. Multiple-access techniques. Telecommunications network. Data communications and computer networks. Satellite communications and antennas.


EL 450 Project Work (0, 12, 4)
Selected Project Work under the supervision of an Academic Senior Member.

EL 452 Colloquium/Seminar (1, 1, 1)

Student will prepare a paper on a selected topic and present it at seminar under supervision.

EL 454 Business Entrepreneurship (2, 0, 2)

Introduction to business entrepreneurship: Definitions and theories of business entrepreneurship. How to identify new business opprtunities. Forms of business ownership> Starting a business in Ghana. Writing a business plan. Management of business enterprises: Financial management, Insurance, Taxation. Risks in business. Entrepreneurship as a strategic practice.


EL 458 Principles of Management (2, 0, 2)

Introduction: Some developments in management thought, functions of managers. Managerial planning and decision-making. Organising: The formal organisational structure, organisational levels and span of management, departmentation, power, authority, responsibility and accountability. Decentralisation and delegation of authority. Staffing or human resource management. The human factor, motivation and leadership. Controlling. Application of the principles of management through case studies.


EL 460 Corporate Social Responsibility (2, 0, 2)
The concept of sustainable development.The evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR):Drivers and definitions. Theories to analyse and explain Corporate Social Responsibility. Guide to Corporate Social Responsibility in Ghana. Compensation, relocation/resettlement and alternative livelihood issues.Case studies.


EL 462 Industrial and Maintenance Engineering

Method and time study. Productivity improvement and total quality management. Computer in quality control. Fundamental concepts. Types of maintenance programmes. Facilities and supporting services. Practical: Servicing and repair of pumps, instruments and equipment, valves, engines, vehicles and steam plant components. Lubrication.


EL 464 Robotics

Discrete-time and quantised data control systems. z-transform and state space methods. Principles of digital control. Digital controllers and components. Controller software. Industrial and robotic systems. Descriptions of 3D space geometry of robotic manipulators. Transducers and interfacing.


EL 472 Electric Haulage Machinery

Overview: (AC and DC power supply systems, Electric motors and their drives, Classification of haulage machinery. Electric traction systems). Signaling and telecommunications. Winding machines. Hoists.  Winder trucks.  The mining environment. AC and DC  mine winders and their controls. Lilly hoist controller and safety systems. Servomechanisms.