Detailed Course Structure

YEAR ONE SEMESTER ONE

MC 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 Francophone. Time and Weather: Days of the week, months of the year; telling the time of 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 Sport; Parts of the body stating where one is suffering from; common diseases and medications; Heath facilities.

MC 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. Alternative current and voltage. Signal waveforms. Transforms. Transformers and electrical machines. Laboratory work.

MC 155 Technical Drawing I (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, limits, fits and tolerance.

MC 157 Communication Skills I
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.

MC 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).

MC 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 static: 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.

MC 169 Linear Algebra (2, 2, 3)
Matrix Algebra: Determinants. Systems of linear equations and their solutions by matrix methods.Consistency of equations. Homogeneous systems of 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.

 

YEAR ONE SEMESTER TWO

MC 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 schedules. Problems of Transportation. Making Purchases/shopping: Saying what one wants to buy; asking the price of items, 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.

MC 152 Strength of Materials I (2, 2, 3)
Mechanical properties of materials. Simple stresses, temperature stresses, shear stresses. Torsion and torsional stresses in shafts. Beams: Shear force and bending moments, Bending stresses in beams. Thin-walled pressure vessels.

MC 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 views and working drawing views. Introduction to AutoCAD.

MC 158 Communication Skills II (2, 1, 2)
Communication skills. Oral presentation. Formal speech making. Conducting interviews and meetings. Communication process. Skill in communication. Channels in communication in an organization. Preparation of official documents such as letters, memos, reports, minutes and proposals.

MC 164 Basic Electronics (2, 2, 3)
Atomic structure, semiconductor devices, bipolar transistors, rectification, thyristors, photo cells, Field Effect Transistors (FET).

MC 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. Lagrange multipliers. Gradient, Divergence and Curl of vectors.

MC 168 Basic Material 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.

 

YEAR TWO SEMESTER ONE

MC 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.

MC 263 Mine Machinery (2, 1, 2)
General description and classification of mine machinery. Drilling machines and accessories. Tunneling and boring machines. Hoist and hoisting systems including duty cycle. Compressors.

MC 265 Differential Equations (2, 2, 3)
Ordinary differential equations. First order equations. Second order equations with constant coefficients. Method of undetermined coefficients. Method of variation of parameters. Laplace Transforms and their application to solution of ordinary differential equations. Series solution of ordinary differential equations. Legendre Polynomials.

MC 267 Thermodynamics (2, 2, 3)
Fundamental concepts. Zeroth’s law, first and second laws of thermodynamics. Application of first and second laws to simple compressible substances. Introduction to gas power cycles.

MC 271 Workshop Technology (2, 2, 3)
Workshop layout and safety, industrial safety basic manufacturing processes, limits, fits and tolerance. Metrology, foundry practices, welding, hot and cold working.

MC 273 Mechanics of Machines I (2, 2, 3)
Balancing of rotating masses. Introduction to standard mechanism, including cams, links, gears, etc. Graphical and analytical treatments of the kinematics of common link mechanisms. Introduction to vehicle motion. Brakes, clutches, epicycle and gearing. Elementary vibrations and analogues.

MC 275 Computer Graphics (1, 2, 2)
Two dimensional and three dimensional computer drafting with AutoCAD or Mechanical desktop.

MC 277 Metallurgy (2, 1, 2)
Practical study of selected materials. Heat treatment of steel and cast irons. Surface hardening methods. Alloy steels. Corrosion and corrosion controls.

 

YEAR TWO SEMESTER TWO

MC 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.

MC 260 Mathematical Analysis (2, 2, 3)
Convergence of series; Power series, Taylor’s and Maclaurim’s series. Fourier series and integrals. Radius of convergence. Interval of convergence. Multiple integrals. Double and triple integrals. Line, surface and volume integrals. Green’s theorem. Gamma and Beta functions. Partial differential equations. The Wave Equation. The Heat Conduction Equation and the Laplace’s Equation. Solutions by separation of variables.

MC 256 Fieldtrip and Technical Report writing I (0, 4, 1)
Fieldtrips to areas of interest. Students will be expected to present reports upon which they will be assessed for their credits.

MC 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.

MC 272 Manufacturing Technology (2, 2, 3)
Machine Tools: Elements, structure and feed movement. Methods of handling and controlling work pieces. CNC cutting tools. Lathe machine. Drilling/boring machines. Milling machines. Shapes and planners. Tool design.

MC 274 Machine Design I (2, 1, 2)
Basic principles of design. Approach to design problems. Requirements of good design. Formulation of design criteria for design problems. Engineering materials and their relevant properties. Fabrication methods. Stress calculations in design. Static and fatigue stresses. Stress concentration. Notch effect. The use of theories of failure. Safety factor approach to design. Determination of the sizes of machine parts. Graded problems with calculations. Application to individual and group project.

MC 276 Strength of Materials II (2, 2, 3)
Complex stresses: Two-dimensional stresses, Mohr’s stress circle, strain rosette. Composite beams and beam deflection. Plastic bending, thick-walled pressure vessels. Struts and columns: Elastic and inelastic column behavior, column design formulae. Theories of failure. Shear stress in beams.

MC 278 Applied Thermodynamics (2, 1, 2)
Vapour power cycles and introduction to steam plant. Reciprocating expanders and compressors. Theory of mixtures.

 

YEAR THREE SEMESTER ONE

MC 351 Computer Programming
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 Engineering. (Any modern language can be used).

MC 359 Materials Handling (2, 2, 3)
General introduction to materials handling. Haulage systems including belt conveyors, truck haulage and rail haulage. Excavators and loaders including shovels, FEL, LHD, tractor scrapers, slushier/scrapers, BWE/BCE, draglines and dozers

MC 361 Probability and Statistics (2, 1, 2)
Introduction to probability. Random variables and functions of random variables. Regression analysis and correlation. Methods of estimation. Confidence intervals. Test of hypothesis. Principles of Reliability.

MC 363 Numerical Analysis (2, 1, 2)
Error analysis. Interpolation. Newton-Raphson and Bernoulli-Aitken methods. Iterative methods of solving systems of linear equations. Numerical solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations.

MC 365 Environmental Management (2, 2, 3)
Mine atmosphere. Air parameters. Mine gases. Mine dust. Atmospheric air. Air pollution. Heat in mines. Mine climate. Thermal stress environment. Thermal indices. Mine fires. Water quality and water pollution. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).Use of Instruments for measuring Air, Gases, Dust and Thermal Index.

MC 371 Hydraulic Machinery (2, 2, 3)
Theory of hydraulic machinery; turbines and pumps. Systems, design and performance characteristics. Introduction to unsteady flow. Introduction to hydraulic power transmissions.

MC 375 Machine Design II (2, 1, 2)
Design of bolted joints. Types of joints and their application: brazing, bonding, riveting and welding. Design of power screws. Design of springs. Application of springs and spring materials. Design of hub-shift joints, shafting and shafts and axles. Fatigue, strength, rigidity and critical speeds of shafts. Design of bearing. Application, selection, installation and lubricating of bearings. Bearing materials.

MC 377 Mechanics of Machines II (2, 1, 2)
Inertia forces and torques in mechanisms. Power transmission through gearing. Balancing of multi-cylinder in-line engines; Fluctuation of energy and speed in machines: crank-effort and turning moment diagrams. Flywheels, governors and gyroscopes. Vibration of two-degree-of-freedom systems with and without damping; harder examples of torsional vibration systems including geared systems.

 

YEAR THREE SEMESTER TWO

MC 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.

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

MC 358 Heat Transfer (2, 2, 3)
Conduction: steady and unsteady state. Convection: laminar and turbulent flow over plate and in tubes. Radiation: ideal and non ideal bodies, gases. Applications to thermal design of heat exchangers, heat pipes and solar energy collectors.

MC 368 Internal Combustion Engines (2, 2, 3)
Fuels and combustion. Air standard cycles. SI and CI engine characteristics. Criteria of performance. Gas turbines and their application.

MC 372 Workshop Practice (1, 4, 2)
Extensive practical on topics treated in MC 271 and MC 272. This would involve lathing, milling shaping and drilling.

MC 374 Machine Design III (2, 2, 3)
Advanced treatment of gears and gearing: involutes gears, helical gears, bevel gears and worm gears. Gear failure and lubrication. Design of hydrostatic torque transmission systems. Performance and selection of hydrodynamic couplings and torque convertors. Design of machine for production. Computer Aided Design (CAD), Product development.

MC 376 Electrical Machines (2, 2, 3)
DC machines: Electric generators and motors. AC machines: Induction motors, synchronous generators and motors. Single phase electric motors and generators. Introduction; Classification; Constructional features; Principle of operation; Equivalent circuits; Energy flow; Operating characteristics, duty cycle, and ratings of electric machines; Starting and speed control; Voltage regulation; Applications of electric generators and motors.

 

YEAR FOUR SEMESTER ONE

MC 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.

MC 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.

MC 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.

MC 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.

MC 471 Refrigeration and Air conditioning (2,2, 3)
Reverse Carnot cycle. Fundamentals of vapour compression refrigeration. Application to air conditioning and food storage. Refrigeration and air-conditioning system components, Absorption refrigeration.

MC 473 Machine Design IV (1, 4, 3)
Practical design problems covering topics treated in the course of machine Design I, II and III. Tackling of comprehensive design projects. Exercises in the design and development of Mine Machinery. Application of CAD to the design of Mine Machinery.

MC 475 Vibrations (2, 2, 3)
Multiple-degrees of freedom systems: Two-degrees of freedom systems, systems with more than two-degrees of freedom, forces systems. Torsional vibration systems including geared systems. Design for vibration: Vibration isolation, suppression, testing and measuring. Distributed-parameter systems: Vibration of beams, cables and rods. Computational considerations, vibration of machine foundations.

 

YEAR FOUR SEMESTER TWO

MC 450 Project Work (0, 12, 4)
This course is the project component of the research method and proposal writing. The course will equip students with the skills and knowledge in analysis and interpretation of data and report writing.

MC 452 Colloquium/Seminar (0, 4, 1)
Students will prepare a paper on a selected topic and present it in a seminar under supervision.

MC 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.

MC 458 Principles of Management (2, 0, 2)
Introduction: Some developments in management thought, functions of managers. Managerial planning and decision-making. Orgnanising: The formal organizational structure, organizational 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.

MC 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

MC 462 Industrial and Maintenance Engineering (2, 2, 3)
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.

MC 472 Fluid Machinery (2, 2, 3)
Gas turbines and compressors. Impulse and reaction machines. Blade theory and velocity triangles. Turbine and compressor design and characteristics.