MINING ENGINEERING

AGE301
Engineering Statistics
AGE301 | MNE | 1 Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is meant to expose students in the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology to the principles of engineering statistics. Topics to be covered include: Descriptive statistics: mean, median, mode, charts and frequency distribution curve. Probability distribution; normal distribution, binomial distribution in relation to engineering problems. Linear and multiple regressions, correlations, Analysis of Variance and degree of confidence. Interpretation of statistical results and interference. Statistical models, computer applications in statistics to engineering problems.

EMT 301
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
EMT 301 | MNE | 1 Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

EMT 301 is designed to introduce the student to the world of entrepreneurship. Furthermore, as a general study course and more importantly, a first-time course in entrepreneurship for non-management students, the course aims to expose the students to entrepreneurial activities as well as accentuate the entrepreneurial spirit in each student for innovative activities in a dynamic world of opportunities. Topics that will be covered include the definitions of entrepreneurship, entrepreneur and characteristics, new venture creation, types of business ownership, staffing and marketing, capital requirements for the new enterprise, insurance, the business environment, innovation and the feasibility study.

MNE 303
Strength of Mine Materials
MNE 303 | mne | 1 Semester |

Course Synopsis

 Strength of Mine Materials is designed to increase the knowledge base of mining engineering students in the area of mechanical behavioral performance of various materials encountered in the field of mining. The course is expected to build on the foundational knowledge acquired by the students from a prerequisite course – “Strength of Materials (CVE202)”. A deeper understanding on the characteristic behavior of certain mine materials under different forces/loading conditions will be gained.  A review of basic failure theories and failure types will be undertaken. The effects of different stress conditions on various materials and the ensuing material failure modes peculiar to the mining environment will be discussed. Graphical representation of stresses imposed on materials using Mohr circle as well as advanced topics in bending moments and shear force in beams will also be taught. Materials for mine support and analysis of stresses in underground mine support systems. Failure theories and their application in mine materials for accident prevention and process optimization.

AGY 203
Crystallography & Mineralogy
AGY 203 | MNE | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

Formation of a crystal; principles of crystal chemistry; crystal state; crystal structurecrystallographic notations; crystal lattice and unit cell; elements of symmetry. Crystal systems, twinning. Polymorphism, pseudomorphism, polytypism and solid solution. Systematic mineralogy; Systematic description:- nesosilicates, sorosilicates,cyclosilicates, inosilicates, phyllosilicates and tectosilicates. Occurrence and uses of common rock forming minerals. Association of minerals in rocks. Physical and optical properties, and identification of common rock forming minerals. Introduction to X-ray crystallography

MEE 303
Theory of Machines
MEE 303 | MNE | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

This course is an application of many other courses learnt over the last two years. These other courses include: Applied Mechanics; Fluid Mechanics; Thermodynamics; Machine Design and Strength of Materials and Engineering Drawn. As a Theoretical course, the focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their design and measurement skills. Topics to be covered include Machine design and operations.

MME 311
Engineering Metallurgy
MME 311 | MNE | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

Introduction to Metallurgy;  Steelmaking processes;  Brief description of each process and their technology; Raw materials requirement and steelmaking practices; Types of fuels and fluxes used in each process routes;  The physical chemistry of iron making in each process and their respective controls; Thermodynamics and kinetics of steelmaking viz refining of hot metal steelmaking processes;  Secondary steelmaking processes and manufacture of alloy steel principles; Hardening of metals;  Deformation and Annealing of metals;  Corrosion and Oxidation Phenomena;  Alloy Steels;  Stainless, creep and Heat resisting steels;  Cast Irons.

MNE 301
Engineering Surveying
MNE 301 | MNE | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

 This course is an introductory and practical course to the study of engineering surveying. It is designed primarily for mining engineering students to replicate what is happening in the mining industry in classroom so as to be able to apply the knowledge and skills gained during and after course of study to surveying operations. It involves demonstration of principles and techniques of engineering surveying using real life projects. Topics to be covered include principles of surveying, coordinates, GIS, Areas and Volumes, Levelling, Photogrammetry, applications of theodolites and total station etc.

MTS 315
Engineering Mathematics
MTS 315 | MNE | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is the first course in Mathematical sciences designed for students in School of Engineering only. The focus of the course is to teach students an application of mathematics in the real life problems in the area of Engineering.Topics to be covered include first order ordinary differential equations ,Existence and uniqueness theorem, second order ordinary differential equations, linear dependence, Wronskian, reduction of undetermined coefficient, variation of parameters, general theory of nth order linear equation, Series solution about ordinary and regular points, special functions, Bessel , Lengendre and Hypergeometric. Laplace transform and application to initial value problems.

AGE 204
Basic Fluid Mechanics
AGE 204 | MNE | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Basic fluid mechanics is a distinct and separate branch of engineering mechanics, designed primarily for every student in School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET) and Food Science Technology (FST) in the School of Agriculture and Agriculture Technology (SAAT). Its development has also been stimulated, of course, by a wide range of applications of theories of fluid flows, dynamics and hydrostatic forces of fluid engineering and technology, as well structured practical classes required for a solid foundation in fluid mechanics. However, it also meets the need of students in other fields, as a course that provides hands-on training in the use of computers for word processing and preparation of slides for presentation. Topics to be covered include; definition and properties of fluid, elements of fluid statics, hydrostatics forces on submerged surfaces due to incompressible fluid, conversion laws, fluid dynamics, viscous flows.

MNE 304
Surface Mining
MNE 304 | MNE | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course will focus on Analysis of elements of surface mine operation. Design of surface mining systems with emphasis on minimization of adverse environmental impact and maximization of efficient use of mineral resources. Surface excavation. The uses, handling and maintenance of surface equipment and plants. Ore reserve estimates, grade control (blending and dilution), short and long range planning, unit operations, equipment selection, cost estimation, slope stability and Placer mining operation. Aggregates quarrying and dimension stones production. Ore handling equipment. Case studies of typical surface mines: coal, metallic and non-metallic mines. Scheduled Field trips to operating mines.

MNE 306
Mineral Processing Technology 1
MNE 306 | MNE | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course deals with the classification of minerals (metallic, non-metallic, industrial, etc,) with respect to processing and the preparation of ores for separation of valuable minerals in them. It explains in practical and theoretical terms, the principles of operation of the various methods of minerals concentration/processing, equipment used and their installation principles, flowsheets development, and calculation of recovery and grades.

MNE 308
Rock Mechanics
MNE 308 | MNE | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is an exploratory, first course in rock mechanics designed primarily for students in mining engineering discipline. However, it also meets the need of students in other field like civil engineering. As a practical course, the focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their understanding of the subject matter and prepare them for other specialised applications to be encountered at higher levels. Topics to be covered include Importance of rock mechanics; classification and index properties of rocks; Empirical criteria of failure; elastic properties of rock; use of Rocscience software for to slope analyses; support systems design and selection; and application of rock mechanics.

MNE 312
Technical Report Writing and Presentation
MNE 312 | MNE | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course acquaints students with the structure and components of an engineering and scientific reports with emphasis on types of report, sources and organization of material for report writing, writing methods, organization and presentation of methodology, presentation and discussion of results, referencing, oral presentation techniques and structure of theses and dissertations at the Federal University of Tecnology, Akure (FUTA). The course is compulsory for all students in the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET) of FUTA.

MTS 316
Engineering Mathematics II
MTS 316 | MNE | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is the second course for all engineering students designed for 300 level and allied disciplines to introduce them to some mathematical methods to solve engineering problems whose resulting models are differential equations. 2 However, this course also meets the need of students in other fields of physics, earth sciences, e.t.c, as a course that provides methods of solution to solve integral calculus. Topics to be covered include, Gamma and beta functions; Stirling’s formula. Strum-Liouville’s equations. Examples of Sturm-Liouville equations - Lengendre polynomials and Bessel functions. Orthogonal polynomial and functions. Fourier series and integrals: Fourier transforms. Partial Differential Equations (PDE): general and particular solutions, linear equations with constant coefficients; first and second order equations, solutions of the heat, wave and laplace equations by method of separation of variables; eigenfunction expansions; fourier transformation.