Detailed Course Structure

ES 141 Basic French I (1, 1, 1)
Self-introduction and identification, francophone environment, knowledge of the weather and time the family, health and sports.

ES 151 Applied Electricity (2, 2, 3)
DC circuits and machines. Electrostatics. AC circuits: Single-phase circuits and theory, three-phase theory, Measuring instruments, Magnetic instruments, magnetic circuits, transformers, induction and synchronous machines.

ES 153 Linear Algebra & Trigonometry (2, 2, 3)
Complex numbers: De Moivre’s Theorem and its application to summation of series, Expansion of SinnΘ and CosnΘ in double angles, Expansion of SinnΘ and CosnΘ in terms of CosΘ and SinΘ, Vector algebra and its applications, Introduction to matrix algebra, Spherical trigonometry.

ES 155 Technical Drawing (1, 3, 2)
Letter with inclined and vertical strokes, Word spacing and compositions, Construction of lines, angles, Regular polygons and general loci, First and third angle orthogonal projections and Dimensioning, limits, Fits and tolerance.

ES 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.

ES 159 Introduction to Computing (1, 2, 2)
Introduction to PCs, Windows Operating System, Internet Usage, Word Processing, Using MS Word, Spreedsheet using MS Excel, Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basics Application (VBA)

ES 161 Physical and Structural Geology (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.

ES 167 Basic Mechanics (2, 2, 3)
Review of vector. Review of trigonometry. Fundamental concepts of mechanics. Forces and moments. Equilibrium of a rigid body. Structural analysis. Friction. Simple machines. Basic dynamics of Particles. Basic dynamics of rigid bodies and Simple harmonic motion.

ES 171 Principles of Environmental Engineering (2, 1, 2)
Population, Economic Growth, Industrialization, Urbanization and Energy-Use. Mass and Energy Balance for Environmental Engineering Systems, Contaminant Transport, Water Resource Management, Air Pollution Control, Solid Waste Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, and Environmental Ethics. Thermal Pollution, Noise Pollution, Greenhouse Effects, Acid Precipitation, Ozone Depletion, Air Toxics, Ground Level Ozone and Fine Particulates, Sustainable Development.

YEAR ONE SEMESTER TWO

ES 142 Basic French II (1, 1, 1)
Asking ones way around. French for travelling and shopping. Life on campus. French cuisine. Grammar.

ES 150 Calculus (2, 1, 2)
Differentiation of Algebraic and Circular Functions, Definitions, Partial Differentiation, Logarithmic Differentiation, Parametric Differentiation, Integration.

ES 152 Strength of Materials (2, 2, 3)
Mechanical properties of materials, Simple stresses, Axially loaded members, Temperature stresses, Shear stresses, Torsional shear stresses, Beams; Shear force and Bending moments, Bending stress in Beams. Complex Stresses: Two dimensional stress, Mohr’s stress circle.

ES 154 Physical and Analytical Chemistry (2, 1, 2)
Structure of the Atom, Chemical Bonding, Properties of Solids, Liquids and gases, Introduction to Thermodynamics, Reaction Kinetics, Introduction and Scope of Analytical Chemistry, Sampling, Gravimetric Analysis, Volumetric Analysis, Spectrophotometric Analysis.

ES 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 and Assembly drawing from both exploded view and working drawing views. Introduction to computer aided design software (e.g. AutoCAD).

ES 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 disclosure, inductive and deductive reasoning). Development writing skills (IV): Style (registers, diction, spelling and punctuation, editing).

ES 160 Mineralogy and Petrology (2, 2, 3)
Crystals description and classification. Chemical and physical properties of minerals. Brief treatment of mode of formation of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Identification of common minerals and rocks.

ES 162 Applied Electronics (2, 1, 2)
Physical principles of semiconductor devices. Transistors: feedback theorem, operational amplifiers. Integrated circuit form of operational amplifiers. Feedback and stability. Active filters. Thyristors. Applications of basic electronics.

ES 172 Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity (2, 1, 2)
Concepts of an Ecosystem, Structure And Function of an Ecosystem, Types, Characteristic Features, Structure and Function Of Ecosystems, Aquatic Ecosystems, Bio geographical Classification of Ghana, Value of Biodiversity, Biodiversity at Global, National and Local Levels, Threats to Biodiversity, Endangered and Endemic Species of Ghana, Conservation of Biodiversity.

 

YEAR TWO SEMESTER ONE

ES 251 Literature in English I (1, 1, 1)
Introduction to literature terms and devices, Specific texts: prose, drama and 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 example), Literature as a form of entertainment, African Writers Series.

ES 255 Mathematical Methods (2, 1, 2)
Ordinary Differential Equations, Laplace Transforms, Functions of Several Variables, Gamma and Beta Functions.

ES 259 Geology of Ghana (2, 1, 2)
Stratigraphic Succession of Rocks in Ghana, Treatment of Individual Systems/Series/Formation and their associated Economic Mineral Deposits, Basic Map Work.

ES 261 Introduction to Mining (2, 0, 2)
Basic introduction to underground surface mining technologies. Description of various operations in underground and surface mining: drilling, blasting, mucking, supporting, stoping, ventilation, benching, stripping, reclamation etc., including technology and equipment. Impact of mining on the environment.

ES 271 Introduction to Safety Management (2, 2, 3)
Basic Definitions: Safety, Accident, Near-miss Accident, Incident, Injury, Hazard, Risk, and Accident Prevention Objectives: Moral, Legal and Economic, Safety Management Practices, Objectives and Fundamental of Safety Management Systems: Commitment, Policy, Organisation, Planning and Implementation, Performance Measurement, Reviewing Performance and Auditing. Hazard Control, Elements of Safety Management Programmes and ISO systems, OHSAS18001/2007 Management Systems.

ES 273 Environmental Sampling and Analysis (2, 2, 3)
Practical and essential principles of water, soil and air sampling and analysis. Tolerable levels of contaminants in air, water and soil. Sampling, vegetative and crop sampling, sample
preparation and preservation techniques, quality assurance and quality control. Database management, data analysis, Instrumental methods of analysis for organic and inorganic contaminants in air, water, and soil, Laboratory certification and standardization, ISO 17025.

ES 275 Meteorology (2, 1, 2)
Pressure, Isobaric Patterns, Clouds, Air Masses, Air Mass Weather, Fog, Fronts, Frontal Depressions, Non-Frontal Depressions, Anticyclones, Prevailing and Seasonal Winds of the World, Sea and Swell, Tropical Revolving Storms, Ocean Currents, Planning an Ocean Passage, Winds in Coastal Waters, Weather Instruments.

ES 279 Principles of Thermodynamics (2, 2, 3)
Fundamental concepts of thermodynamics, The First Law of Thermodynamics, Properties of Matter, The Second Law of Thermodynamics, Gas Power Cycles.

YEAR TWO SEMESTER TWO

ES 250 Mathematical Analysis (2, 1, 2)
Rolle’s Theorem. Mean value theorems. Taylor’s theorem. Convergence of series. Power series. Taylor’s series and Maclaurin’s series. Indeterminate forms. Differentiation, parametric differentiation with application to plane curve.

ES 256 Fieldtrip & Technical Report Writing I (1, 1, 1)
Fieldtrips to areas of interest. Students will be expected to present reports upon which they will be assessed for their credits.

ES 262 Land Surveying (2, 4, 3)
Introduction. Basic Concepts and Features of Surveying, Basic Techniques. Methods and Principles. Basic Principles, Chain / Tape Surveying, Compass Surveying, Leveling. Theodolite Surveying, Tachometric Surveying, Electromagnetic Distance Measurement .GPS Survey.

ES 264 Fluid Mechanics (2, 2, 3)
Properties of fluids: statics and kinematics of fluids. Euler’s equation, Bernoulli’s equation and applications. Dynamics of fluid flow. Turbulent and laminar flow. Flow in pipes. Friction and other losses. Open channel flow. Navier-strokes Equation: Simple solutions. Dimensional analysis.

ES 274 Environmental Chemistry (2, 2, 3)
Chemical Fate and Transport, Green Chemistry, Fundamentals of Aquatic Chemistry, Phase Interactions, Aquatic Microbial Biochemistry, Water Pollution, Water Treatment, The Atmosphere and Atmospheric Chemistry, The Geosphere and Geochemistry, Soil and Environmental Chemistry, Industrial Ecology and Green Chemistry, Analysis of Biological Materials and Xenobiotics.

ES 276 Occupational Health Management (2, 2, 3)
Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety, Basic Definitions, Types of Occupational Health hazards: Chemical, Physical, Biological, Ergonomics, Psycho-social. Toxicity of Chemical Hazards, Effects of Chemical Hazards. Routes of entry of Chemicals into the Body, Occupational Exposures Limits. Methods of Controlling Hazards. Noise and Vibrations, First Aid.

ES 278 Environmental Process Engineering (2, 2, 3)
Introduction to Waste Generation; Composition of Raw Material, Product Specification and Machine Systems. Concept of Cleaner Technology; Process Chemicals and Toxicity. Process Optimization and Waste Reduction. Effluent Treatment Methods: pH Control, Adsorption, Precipitation, Solvent Extraction, Ion Exchange. Detoxification of Cyanide Wastewater:
Chemical Oxidation and Biological Processes. Chemical and Biological Treatment of Process Wastewater.

YEAR THREE SEMESTER ONE

ES 351 Computer Programming (1, 2, 2)
Elements of Programming, Data Description Statements, Control Structures, Data-Processing Statements, Input and Output (I/O) Statements, Procedure for Developing a Computer Program And Writing Algorithms, Building A Visual Basic Application, Steps in Developing Application., Visual Basic Data Types, Visual Basic Decisions, Conditions and Loops, Visual Basic Arithmetic Operators, Visual Basic Programming Applications in Safety (any modern language can be used).

ES 361 Probability and Statistics (2, 1, 2)
Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. Principles of Probability. Random Variables and Distribution. Special Distribution. Testing of Hypothesis and Significance. Regression and correlation analyses. Mathematical Expectation.

ES 373 Environmental Assessment and Audit (2, 2, 3)
Ecological Risk Assessment, Environmental Social Impact Assessment, Strategic Environmental Assessment, Environmental Health Impact Assessment, Tools of Environmental Assessment, Environmental Management Plans, Environmental Monitoring, Environmental Audit.

ES 375 Land Rehabilitation (2, 1, 2)
Introduction to Land Rehabilitation, Restoration, Reclamation Bond Administration, Principles of Rehabilitation. Pre-disturbance Research, Liability Estimates, Rehabilitation Procedures; Clearing, Soil Handling, Rehabilitation Earthworks, Revegetation, Fertilizers and Soil Amendments, Nutrient Accumulation and Cycling, Fauna, Rehabilitated Site Maintenance, Success Criteria and Monitoring.

ES 377 Risk Management and Hazard Control System (2, 2, 3)
Hazards, Hazard Control Systems, Safety Management Systems, Hazard Identification Techniques, Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment. Physical and Chemical Properties of Hazardous Materials, Stability and Inflammability.

ES 379 Air Pollution Control (2, 2, 3)
Sources and Classification of Atmospheric Pollutants, Health and Ecological Impacts, Meteorology: Lapse Rate and Stability Conditions, Measurement Techniques, Characteristics of Various Air Pollutant, Particulates, Health and Nuisance/Aesthetic Considerations (PM2.5 and PM 10) and Gaseous Pollutants (CO, SOx, NOx, etc.), Control of Particulates. Control of Gases and Nitrogen, Desulphurization, Kinetics of NOx Formation. Photochemical Reactions, Emissions Trading.

ES 381 Safety Technology (2, 2, 3)
Machinery Accidents, Methods of Eliminating Machinery Accidents, Machine Guarding, Manual Handling Safety: Manual Handling Operation, Load, Manual Handling Problems. Reducing Workplace Manual Handling Injuries: Employers Responsibilities, Employee Responsibilities, Preliminary Manual Handling Assessments, Full Manual Handling Assessments, Techniques of Reducing Manual Injuries, Manual Handling Training Requirements, Access Equipment Safety, Mechanical Handling Safety, Machine Safeguarding.

ES 383 Accident Prevention and Control (2, 1, 2)
Accident Causation, Theories and Principles of Accident Causation: The effect of accident, Unsafe Act, Unsafe Condition. Unpredictable Performance, Consequences of Accident, Accident Prevention Programmes. Cost Analysis and Accident Prevention, Accident Investigation.

YEAR THREE SEMESTER TWO

ES 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.

ES 356 Field Trip & 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.

ES 370 Computer Applications in Environmental and Safety Engineering (1, 4, 2)
Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Software: Software That Enables Organizations to Execute on Initiatives for Corporate Sustainability, Environmental Compliance, Health and Safety and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management.

ES 372 Hydrology (2, 2, 3)
Introduction to Hydrology, The Hydrological Cycle, Evaporation and Transpiration, Infiltration and Percolation, Surface Run Off, Hydrograph Analysis, Flood Routing, Groundwater, Geochemistry, Hydrological Forecasting.

ES 374 Hazardous Waste Engineering (2, 2, 3)
Definition and Characteristics of Hazardous Waste. Hazardous Waste Generation Rates and Prevention. Hazardous Waste Collection, Transportation, Treatment, Monitoring, and Disposal. Municipal Services and Planning Associated with Hazardous Waste Management, Physical, Chemical and Biochemical Treatment Technologies, and Disposal Methods, Environmental Impact of Hazardous Waste Management. Radioactive, Nuclear and Biomedical Wastes.

ES 376 Fire and Road Safety (2, 2, 3)
Fire, Causes and Prevention of Fire, Causes and Prevention of Shock, Care and Maintenance, Fire Fighting, Rope, Lines, Knots and Ladders, Foam Making Equipment, Physiology of Respiration, Essential Features of BA Set, Pumps, Primers, Tenders and Water Relays. Principles of Fire
Detection, Fire Alarm, Fire Extinguishment, Causes of Road Accidents, Road Safety, Safe Travel in Vehicle Policy.

ES 378 Environmental Modeling (2, 2, 3)
Introduction to water pollution, Water Quality Parameters, Water Quality Impact Studies and Assessment. Water Quality Models; Mixing Zone Model, Dissolved Oxygen Model, Dispersion and Deposition Modeling of Atmospheric Pollutants: Eddy and Gaussian Diffusion Models, Puff Models, Effective Stack Heights and Spatial Concentration Distributions, Noise Pollution Models

YEAR FOUR SEMESTER ONE

ES 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 in science. 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.

ES 453 Mineral Project Evaluation (2, 2, 3)
Overview of mineral project evaluation: Distinctive features of the mine investment climate, investment analysis, definition of mineral project evaluation. Time value of money. Estimation of revenue and costs. Mine taxation and allowances. Financial analysis. Investment decision criteria. Cash flow, sensitivity and risk analyses.

ES 455 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (1, 3, 2)
General introduction of GIS. Spatial data and geo-information. Representation of real world. Representation of geographic fields and objects. Computer representation of geographic data. Topology and spatial relationship. Data processing systems. Data entry and preparing. Spatial data analysis. Data visualisation. GIS software (e.g. ArcGIS) application to resource management.

ES 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.

ES 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.

ES 467 Instrumentation and Control (2, 2, 3)
General Introduction to the science of measurement. Introduction to strain gauges. Advanced strain gauge system. General discussion on open and closed loops. Translation elements and block diagrams. Types of systems response. The theory and practice of control technology. General comments on other types of controllers.

ES 473 Environmental Design (2, 2, 3)
Energy use, Energy-efficient Buildings and Design, Land use and Community Planning, Urban Ecology, Crime Prevention, Waste Treatment Innovations, Road and Rail Transportation

YEAR FOUR SEMESTER TWO

ES 450 Project Work (0, 12, 4)
Each student will undertake a project work relevant to the petroleum industry and within the petroleum engineering curriculum under the supervision of a member of staff of the Department or the University. Project work at this level is aimed at gathering, analyzing and presenting data in the form of a technical report.

ES 452 Colloquium/Seminar (1, 1, 1)
Students are either given current topics of interest or are made to discuss and present an update of their project works either in class or at a forum.

ES 454 Business Entrepreneurship (2, 0, 2)
Introduction to business entrepreneurship: Definitions and theories of business entrepreneurship. How to identify new business opportunities. 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.

ES 458 Principles of Management (2, 0, 2)
Introduction: Some developments in management thought, functions of manager. Managerial planning and decision-making. Organizing: The formal Organisation structure, Organizational levels and span of management, Departmentisation, Power, Authority, Responsibility and Accountability, Decentralization 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.

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

ES 472 Water and Wastewater Treatment (2, 2, 3)
Characteristics of Water: Physical, Chemical and Biological Parameters, Standard of Water Analyses, Biodegradable Waste and Agricultural Runoff in Streams, Population Forecasting, Prediction of Water Demand and Wastewater Generation, Water and Wastewater Quality, Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants and Systems: Characteristics of Industrial Wastewater, Treatment Levels and Available Technologies.

ES 474 Laws on Safety, Environment, Labour and Compensation (2, 1, 2)
Statute Law and Common Law, Duties under Statute and Common Laws, Factories Shops and Offices Act 1970(ACT 328), EPA Act 490, LI 1652.HES, ACGIH, OSHA, NIOSH, Labour law 2003 (Act 561), ILO Convention 184, Fire Precautions (Premises), Regulations 2003 (LI 1724), Mineral and Mining Act 2006 (Act 703) and associated regulations.