2016/2017 Academic Calender
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 Category: Academics
UNIVERSITY OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY  
SEMESTER DATES  2016/2017 ACADEMIC YEAR  
FIRST SEMESTER  16 1/2 WEEKS  
Arrival of Continuing Students  Tuesday, August 23, 2016  
Registration of Continuing Students  Wednesday, August 24, 2016,   
Friday, August 26, 2016  
Lectures Begin for Continuing Students  Monday, August 29, 2016  
Late Registration with Fine  Monday, August 29, 2016   
Wednesday, August 31, 2016  
Registration of Continuing Students Closes  Wednesday, August 31, 2016  
Arrival of Fresh students  Monday, September 5, 2016  
Registration/Orientation/Medical  Tuesday September 6, 201–  
Examination of Fresh Students  Friday September 9, 2016  
Lectures for fresh students begin  Monday September 12, 2016  
Matriculation  Saturday, October 8, 2016  
Deadline for Departments to submit Lists of  
Registered Students by Courses to Academic  
Affairs Unit  Friday, October 14, 2016  
Assessment of Course Delivery  Monday, November 7, 2016   
Friday, November 11, 2016  
First Semester Examinations  Tuesday, November 29, 2016   
Thursday, December 15, 2016  
Students Depart  Friday, December 16, 2016  
SEMESTER VACATION FOR STUDENTS – 5 WEEKS  
Semester Vacation  Friday, December 16, 2016 –  
Friday, January 20, 2017  
Christmas Break for Staff starts  Friday, December 23, 2016   
Christmas Break for Staff ends  Tuesday, January 3, 2017  
Work resumes  Wednesday, January 4, 2017  
Departmental Board Meetings to consider  
First Semester Examination Results  Friday, January 6, 2017  
Faculty/CENCES Board Meetings to consider  Monday, January 9, 2017  
First Semester Examination Results  
Board of Postgraduate Studies Meeting to consider  
First Semester Examination Results  Tuesday, January 10, 2017  
Auditing of Examination Results  
Faculties/CENCES  Wednesday, January 11, 2017   
Thursday, January 12, 2017  
School of Postgraduate Studies  Friday, January 13,, 2017  
Deadline for Submission of First  Tuesday, January 17, 2017  
Semester Examination Results to Registrar  
Special Academic Board Meeting to  Friday, January 20, 2017  
Consider First Semester Examination Results  
SECOND SEMESTER – 16^{1}/_{2} WEEKS  
Arrival of Students  Saturday, January 21, 2017  
Registration of All Students  Monday, January 23, 2017   
Friday, January 27, 2017  
Lectures Begin  Monday, January 30, 2017  
Late Registration with Fine  Monday, January 30, 2017  
Wednesday, February 1, 2017  
Registration of Students Closes  Wednesday, February 1, 2017  
Deadline for Departments to  Friday, February 3, 2017  
Submit Lists of Registered Students  
by Courses to Academic Affairs Unit  
Assessment of Course Delivery  Monday, April 17, 2017 –  
Friday, April 21, 2017  
Second Semester Examinations  Tuesday, May 2, 2017 –  
Thursday, May 18, 2017  
Students Depart  Friday, May 19, 2017  
Departmental Board Meetings to consider  Tuesday, June 6, 2017  
Second Semester Examination Results  
Faculty/CENCES Board Meetings to consider  Thursday, June 8, 2017  
Second Semester Examination Results  
Board of Postgraduate Studies Meeting to consider  
Second Semester Examination Results  Friday, June 9, 2017  
Auditing of Examination Results  
Faculties/CENCES  Monday, June 12, 2017 –  
Tuesday, June 13, 2017  
School of Postgraduate Studies  Wednesday, June 14, 2017  
Deadline for submission of Examination  Monday, June 19, 2017  
Results to Registrar  
Special Academic Board Meeting to  Thursday, June 22, 2017  
consider Second Semester Examination Results  
CONGREGATION  Saturday, July 22, 2017  
Annual Leave for Teaching Staff begins  Friday, June 9, 2017  
Annual Leave for Teaching Staff ends  Friday, July 21, 2017  
Environmental and Safety Engineering
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 Category: Academics
The Department runs a 4Year Bachelor of Science Degree programme in Environmental and Safety Engineering. The aim of the Department is to provide a broadbased education and training in safety and environmental issues that will enable graduates to address environmental and safety engineering challenges in Ghana and elsewhere.
The programme is composed of taught courses, seminars, fieldtrips, report writing and laboratory work. The taught courses are assessed largely through quizzes, class tests, homework and an end of semester examination.The Curriculum aims at providing knowledge of the Practical and essential principles of water, soil and air management, Safety Management, Health hazards, Hydrograph Analysis, water and air Modeling Systems, Waste Treatment Innovations and Engineering Economics.
Graduates of the Department will be equipped with the skill to identify, model and solve environmental and safety engineering problems. Graduates will also be equipped with Methods of Controlling Hazards and Risk at work places. They will also be able to know and prepare Energyefficient Buildings and Design, Land use and Community Planning and Social Responsibility Strategies as well as be able to prepare and present engineering reports and apply relevant environmental principles to manage organizations and maintain cordial human relations.
The Department has strong academic staff with specialties in the fields of Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Process Engineering, Ergonomics and Stress Managements, Occupational Health and Safety, Meteorology, Risk Management and Hazard Control Systems. Individual lecturers are heavily involved in research in their respective fields.
The Department is endowed with adequate laboratory facilities and resources to undertake research and outreach activities. There exists contact with mining and allied industries that enable industrial attachments and fieldtrips to take place. Students are therefore always able to relate the practical with theory for effective understanding for a successful career.


PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Computer Science & Eng.
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 Category: Academics
The Computer Science and Engineering Department has qualified and experienced lecturers.




YEAR ONE
SEMESTER ONE 

Course No.  Subject  T  P  C 
CE 151 CE 155 CE 157 CE 159 CE 171 CE 167 CE 169 
Applied Electricity Technical Drawing Communication Skills I Introduction to Computing Introduction to Computer Science and Engineering Basic Mechanics Linear Algebra 
2 2 2 1 2 2 2 
2 2 1 3 1 1 2 
3 3 2 2 2 3 3 
Totals

13  12  18  
YEAR ONE
SEMESTER TWO 

Course No.  Subject  T  P  C 
CE 152 CE 156 CE 158 CE 164 CE 166 CE 168 CE 172 CE 174 
Strength of Materials Engineering Drawing Communication Skills II Basic Electronics Calculus Basic Material Science Circuit Theory Programming in C++ 
2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 
1 4 1 2 2 1 3 4 
2 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 
Totals

14  18  21 
YEAR TWO
SEMESTER ONE 

Course No.  Subject  T  P  C 
CE 251 CE 265 CE 271 CE 273 CE 275 CE 277 CE 279 
Literature in English I Differential Equations Data Structure and Algorithms Computer Architecture Electronics I Programming with Visual Basic Introduction to Data Base Systems 
1 2 2 2 2 1 2 
1 2 2 2 2 4 2 
1 3 3 3 3 3 3 
Totals

12  15  19  
YEAR TWO
SEMESTER TWO 

Course No.  Subject  T  P  C 
CE 252 CE 260 CE 266 CE 278 CE 270 CE 272 CE 274 CE 276 
Literature in English II Mathematical Analysis Signals and Systems Introduction to Microprocessors Fieldtrip and Technical Report Writing I Electronics II User Interface and Software Design Software Engineering 
1 2 2 2 0 2 2 2 
1 2 2 1 4 2 2 2 
1 3 3 2 1 3 3 3 
Totals

13  16  19  
YEAR THREE
SEMESTER ONE 

Course No.  Subject  T  P  C 
CE 361 CE 363 CE 365 CE 375 CE 377 CE 371 CE 373 
Probability and Statistics Numerical Analysis Environmental Management Operating Systems Design Practices in Computer Science Embedded System Design Object  Oriented Programming with C++ 
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 
1 1 2 2 2 2 2 
2 2 3 3 3 3 3 
Totals

14  12  19  
YEAR THREE
SEMESTER TWO 

Course No.  Subject  T  P  C 
CE 352 CE 356 CE 374 CE 364 CE 380 CE 382 CE 372 CE 376 
Public Relations Fieldtrip and Technical Report Writing II Data Communication and Computer Networks Logic of Computer Science Programming with Visual Basic Simulation and Modelling Web Programming Digital Hardware Design 
2 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 
0 4 2 2 1 2 1 1 
2 1 3 3 2 3 2 2 
Totals

14  13  18 
YEAR FOUR
SEMESTER ONE 

Course No.  Subject  T  P  C 
CE 451 CE 457 CE 459 CE 461 CE 471 CE 473 CE 475 
Economic Development and Planning Law of Contract and Tort Operations Research Principles of Economics Industrial Electronics Digital Signal and Image Processing Artificial Intelligence 
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 
1 0 2 0 2 2 2 
2 2 3 2 3 3 3 
Totals

14  9  18  
YEAR FOUR
SEMESTER TWO 

Course No.  Subject  T  P  C 
CE 450 CE 452 CE 454 CE 470 CE 472 CE 474 
Project Work Colloquium/Seminar Business Entrepreneurship Compiler Design Network Principles and Computer Security Introduction to Robotics 
0 0 2 2 1 2 
12 4 0 2 4 2 
4 1 2 3 3 3 
Totals

7  24  16 
COURSE OUTLINE FOR
B.Sc. DEGREE PROGRAMME IN COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
YEAR ONE SEMESTER ONE
CE 151 Applied Electricity (2, 2, 3)
Circuit laws. Circuit theorems. Electrostatics. Electromagnetism. Magnetic circuits. Inductance. Alternating voltage and current. Signal waveforms. Introduction to electrical machines: transformers, Direct Current (DC) machines, induction machines and synchronous machines.
CE 155 Technical Drawing (2, 2, 3)
Lettering with inclined and vertical strokes. Word spacing and compositions. Construction of lines, angles, regular polygons and general loci. First and third angle orthogonal projections. Dimensioning, limits, fits and tolerance.
CE 157 Communication Skills I (2, 1, 2)
Tools, methods and systems of communication. Prewriting and writing skills. Reading skills. Conventions and usages. Coordination and parallelism. Ambiguity.
CE 159 Introduction to Computing (1, 3, 2)
Introduction to Personal Computers (PCs). Windows operating system. Internet usage. Word processing using Microsoft (MS) Word. Spreadsheet using Microsoft (MS) Excel.
CE 167 Basic Mechanics (2, 1, 2)
Introductory concepts of engineering mechanics: involving basic principles in statics and dynamics with simple applications. Simple machines and conservation laws. Trusses.
CE 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). Sequence and series.
CE 171 Introductions to Computer Science and Engineering (2, 1, 2)
Introduction to the fields of computer science and engineering. Current and future trends and challenges in various fields of computing. Social, ethical and economical issues related to computing technology. Introduction to problemsolving through programming. The algorithmic concepts, program control flow, and using prewritten functions. Exploration of career and professional development opportunities.
YEAR ONE SEMESTER TWO
CE 152 Strength of Materials (2, 1, 2)
Mechanical properties of materials. Simple stresses. 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.
CE 156 Engineering Drawing (2, 2, 3)
Using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to do the following: 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.
CE 158 Communication Skills II (2, 1, 2)
Supporting and developing sentences. Forms of discourse. Inductive and deductive reasoning. Registers. Editing. The use of footnotes. References. Newspapers and journals. Plagiarism.
CE 164 Basic Electronics (2, 2, 3)
Atomic structure. Semiconductor devices. Bipolar transistors. Rectification. Thyristors. Photo cells. Field Effect Transistors (FET).
CE 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.
CE 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 nonferrous metals. Thermoplastics, Thermosetting of materials and ceramics. Behaviour of materials in service.
CE 172 Circuit Theory (2, 2, 3)
Network theorems to Alternating Current (AC) Networks: network topology. Graph or network. Trees: node voltage and current equations. Two port networks: interconnection of networks, application of interconnection rules, loaded two ports, reciprocity and symmetry. Multiport networks: network equations. nterminal networks. Two port devices: the gyrator. Laboratory work I: circuit practice, electromagnetism and the magnetic circuit, circuit laws and bridge circuits.
CE 174 Programming in C++ (1, 4, 3)
Introduction to C programming. Fundamental data types and storage classes. Operators and expressions. Standard C/C++ preprocessor. Standard C/C++ library and conditional program execution. Program loops and iteration. Modular programming. Arrays. Structures. Pointers to objects. Unions. Controlling devices. Operating system interaction. Mouse and graphic programming. Lists, trees, string, queues and stacks.
YEAR TWO SEMESTER ONE
CE 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.
CE 265 Differential Equations (2, 2, 3)
Ordinary differential equations. First order equations. Second order equations with constant coefficients. Laplace transforms and ztransforms and their application to solution of ordinary differential equations.
CE 271 Data Structures and Algorithm (2, 2, 3)
Review of basic data structures and their realization in object oriented environment. The following topics will be covered with emphasis on formal analysis and design: dynamic data structures, 23 trees, redblack trees, binary heaps, binomial and Fibonacci heaps, skip lists, universal hashing. Data structures for maintaining ranges, intervals and disjoint sets with applications. Basic algorithmic techniques like dynamic programming and divide andconquer. Sorting algorithms with analysis. Integer sorting algorithms with analysis. Integer selection, Graph algorithms like Depth First Search (DFS) with applications. Minimum Spanning Tree (MSTs) and shortest paths.
CE 273 Computer Architecture (2, 2, 3)
Subsystems of a computer. Instructions and their formats. Assembly programming. Performance metrics. Performance comparison. Information representation. Integer and floating point arithmetic. Processor data path design. Control unit design. Microprogramming. Performance improvement with pipelining. Memory organization: cache and virtual memory. Input/output organization, interrupts and Dynamic Memory Allocation (DMA).
CE 275 Electronics I (2, 2, 3)
Differential gain and output gain stages. Operational amplifiers and their application to analogue computers. Active filters. Signal generation. Voltage and switching regulators. Oscillators, feedback and stability.
CE 277 Programming with Java (2, 1, 2)
Indepth treatment of computer programming using JAVA. Solution of problems related to a variety of disciplines. An introduction to the basic concepts of software and hardware. Students will develop a variety of standalone applications and applets.
CE 279 Introduction to Data Base Systems (2, 2, 3)
The world of database systems. The Entity Relational (ER) model, the three database models, representation and evaluation of relationship. The relational database model. Functional dependencies. Multivalued and joint dependency. Normalization theory. Concurrency control in relational databases. Objectoriented data models. The database language Structured Query Language (SQL): constraints and triggers in Structured Query Language (SQL), system aspects of Structured Query Language (SQL). Objectoriented query languages. Extensible Markup Language (XML) databases.
YEAR TWO SEMESTER TWO
CE 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.
CE 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.
CE 272 Electronics II (2, 2, 3)
Digital devices and circuits. Memories. Combinational systems. Synchronous and asynchronous sequential systems. Design example.
CE 266 Signals and Systems (2, 1, 2)
An introduction to signals and systems. Formalizing signals and systems. Continuoustime and discretetime Linear TimeInvariant (LTI) systems in detail. The Laplace transform for continuous time signals and systems. System realization through blockdiagram representation and system interconnection. The sampling theorem and its implications. Applications of signal and system theory.
CE 270 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.
CE 274 User Interface and Software Design (2, 2, 3)
Evaluation, design and programming of user interface systems. Fundamentals of human cognition, system characteristics, and the interaction between humans and systems. Usability methods and user/taskcentered design. Tools for designing and building user interfaces with emphasis on rapid applications development.
CE 276 Software Engineering (2, 2, 3)
Concepts and techniques relevant to production of large software systems: structured programming, requirements specification and analysis. Topdown design and development. Information hiding. Abstraction. Modularity. Objectoriented techniques. Separate compilation. Configuration management. Program libraries design patterns. Unified Modeling Language (UML) documentation. Validation. Quality assurance, safety, testing and test case generation. Software metrics. Cost analysis and estimation. Manpower and time management. Organization and management of large software design projects.
CE 278 Introduction to Microprocessors and Digital Control System (2, 2, 3)
Microprocessor architecture. Instruction set. Interfacing input and output devices. Interrupts. and 8051 Microcontroller. Basic concepts and terminologies of control system. Introduction and mathematical description of systems. Continuous and discrete time system. Quality control system processes. Control settings. Digital implementation of control system. Automation and controls
YEAR THREE SEMESTER ONE
CE 361 Probability and Statistics (2, 1, 2)
Introduction to probability. Random variables. Discrete and continuous distribution. Regression analysis and correlation. Methods of estimation. Confidence intervals. Test of hypothesis. Principles of reliability.
CE 363 Numerical Analysis (2, 1, 2)
Error analysis. Interpolation. Iterative methods of solving systems of linear and nonlinear equations. Numerical solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations. Application of computer programming.
CE 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.
CE 371 Embedded System Designs (2, 2, 3)
Introduction to embedded systems hardware needs. Interrupts basics Interrupt Service Routines (ISR). Survey of software architectures. Inter task communication. Message queue, mailboxes and pipes. Timer functions. Events interrupt routines in a RealTime Operating Systems (RTOS) environment. Embedded system software design using an RealTime Operating Systems (RTOS) hard realtime and soft realtime system principles, Task division, need of interrupt routines, shared data. Embedded software development tools. Debugging techniques.
CE 373 Object Oriented Programming with C++ (2, 2, 3)
Object oriented paradigm & C++ at a glance. Classes and objects. Object initialization and cleanup. Dynamic objects. Operator overloading. Inheritance. Virtual functions. Generic programming with templates. Streams computation with streams. Stream computation with files. Exception handling.
CE 375 Operating Systems (2, 2, 3)
Functions of operating systems. Layered architecture basic concepts: interrupt architecture, system calls and notion of process and threads. Synchronization and protection issues. Scheduling: memory management including virtual memory and paging techniques. Inputoutput architecture and device management. File systems: distributed file systems. Multitasking. Case studies of UNIX, Windows NT, Linux. Design and implementation of small operating systems.
CE 377 Design Practices in Computer Science (2, 2, 3)
Basic design methodology: introduction to the steps involved. Familiarization with software practices, tools and techniques. Software project involving conceptualization, design, analysis, implementation and testing using the tools and techniques learnt.
YEAR THREE SEMESTER TWO
CE 352 Public Relations (2, 0, 2)
Meaning, nature and scope of Public Relations (PR) as exhibited by its definition and distinction from other forms of communication. Planning PR programmes. The role PR plays in organizations and as to whether to set up a PR department or depend on the services of a PR consultant. Media and press relations. Case studies.
CE 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.
CE 372 Web programming (1, 4, 3)
Web page design using modern tools. Development of web pages from layout to posting on the Internet. Website usability, accessibility, security, and ethics. Introduction to www development, accessibility issues, standards, and programming: emphasizing Extensible Markup Language (XML) technologies and cascading style sheets. Visual design principles and information architecture. Clientserver and serverclient programming and protocols. Development for adaptive technologies and mobile devices.
CE 374 Data Communication and Computer Networks (2, 2, 3)
Fundamentals of digital communications, including channel capacity, error rates, multiplexing, framing and synchronization. Broadcast network and multiaccess protocols, including Carrier Sensible Multiple Access with Collision Detection (CSMA/CD). Data link protocols, network protocols including routing and congestion control, Internet Protocol (IP). Transport protocol including Transfer Control Protocol (TCP). Network application services and protocols including email, www, Domain Name Server (DNS). Network security and management.
CE 376 Digital Hardware Design (2, 1, 2)
Combinational circuit design using Medium Scale Integration/Large Scale Integration (MSI/LSI) and programmable logic modules. Iterative and tree networks. Sequential circuit design and implementation. Algorithmic state machine design. Asynchronous and pulse mode circuit design. Hardware description language and synthesis. Micro program control design. Testing of digital systems. Introduction to hardwaresoftware codesign.
CE 378 Logic of Computer Science (2, 1, 2)
Review of the principle of mathematical induction. The principle of structural induction. Review of boolean algebras. Syntax of propositional formulas. Truth and the semantics of propositional logic. Notions of satisfiability, validity and inconsistency. Deduction systems for propositional logic. Soundness and completeness of deduction systems. First order logic (FOL): syntax and semantics. Proof theory for FOL. Introduction to model theory. Completeness and compactness theorems. First order theories. Programming exercises will include representation and evaluation, conversion to normalforms, tautology checking. Proof normalization. Resolution. Unification. Skolemization. Conversion to Hornclauses. Binarydecision diagrams.
CE 380 Programming with Visual Basics (1, 4, 2)
Introduction to structure programming, design environment, controls, properties, programming, and applications of Visual Basic programming language. Utilizes Visual Basics, a generalpurpose language but also emphasizes problemsolving solutions and methods for variable applications. Students are introduced to objectoriented and eventdriven programming. Topics include forms, events, properties, syntax and file processing. Problems related to a variety of disciplines are solved.
CE 382 Simulation and Modelling (2, 2, 3)
Fundamentals of modeling. Classification of simulation models. The simulation process. System investigation, model formulation, validation and translation. Time flow mechanisms. Design of computer simulation experiments. Simulation of complex discreteevent systems with applications in industrial and service organizations. Tactical planning and management aspects. Random variable generation and analysis.
YEAR FOUR SEMESTER ONE
CE 451 Economic Development and Planning (2, 1, 2)
Theories and concepts of development. Foreign aid, grants and investment. Techniques of economic development planning. Third world and economic development planning, with particular emphasis on Ghana.
CE 457 Law of Contract and Tort (2, 0, 2)
Law and legal system. Contract and conditions for valid contracts. Contracts and business organizations. Abrogation of contracts.
CE 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: Critical Path Method, (CPM), Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT). Simulation techniques. Application of appropriate computer software.
CE 461 Principles of Economics (2, 0, 2)
Introduction to microeconomics. Demand and supply and price theory. Elasticities. Economies of scale. Optimal input combinations and cost functions. Perfect competition, monopoly, imperfect competition. Business organizations and securities. Introduction to macroeconomics. Functions of government. Measurement of national output and income. Money and banking.
CE 471 Industrial Electronics (2, 2, 3)
Design of amplifiers. FET amplifiers. Frequency response of wideband/narrowband amplifiers, Large signal (power) amplifiers (class A, B, AB, C etc.). Differential amplifiers and current sources. OpAmps. Feedback and stability. Quasilinear circuits: PhaseLockedLoop (PLL) circuits, Integrated Circuit IC oscillators timers and circuits: frequencytovoltage, voltagetofrequency converters. Basic Programmer Logic Controller (PLC).
CE 473 Digital Signals and Image Processing (2, 2, 3)
Signal representation in time domain, Fourier transform, sampling theorem, linear timeinvariant system, discrete convolution, ztransform, discrete Fourier transform, and discrete filter design. Introduction and digital image fundamentals. Image transforms. Image enhancement. Image restoration. Image compression. Image segmentation. Representation and description. Recognition and interpretation
CE 475 Artificial Intelligence (2, 1, 2)
Problem solving, search techniques, control strategies, game playing (minimax), reasoning, knowledge representation through predicate logic, rulebased systems semantic nets, frames, conceptual dependency formalism. Planning. Handling uncertainty: Bayesian networks, DempsterShafer theory, certainty factors. Fuzzy logic. Learning through neural nets: Back propagation, radial basis functions. Neural computational models: Hopfield nets, Boltzman machines. Logic Programming Language (PROLOG) programming.
YEAR FOUR SEMESTER TWO
CE 450 Project Work (0, 12, 4)
Selected project work under the supervision of an academic Senior Member.
CE 452 Colloquium/Seminar (0, 4, 1)
Student will prepare a paper on a selected topic and present it in a seminar under supervision.
CE 454 Business Entrepreneurship (2, 0, 2)
Forms of Business organization. Management of business enterprises. Budget preparation process. Management of working capital. Investment in asserts.
CE 470 Compiler Design (2, 2, 3)
Compilers and translators. Lexical and syntactic analysis: topdown and bottom up parsing techniques. Internal form of source programs. Semantic analysis, symbol tables, error detection and recovery, code generation and optimization. Type checking and static analysis. Algorithms and implementation techniques for typechecking code generation and optimization. Students will design and implement translators, static analysis, typechecking and optimization.
CE 472 Network Principles and Computer Security (2, 2, 3)
Fundamentals of computer network programming. Clientserver programming. Concepts of computer network programming including the RPC procedure call, Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), multicasts, and broadcasts. Overview of computer network theory and practice from a systems perspective: network infrastructure, local area network (LAN) protocols, wide area network (WAN) protocols, switching technologies, Internet Protocol (IP), Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), network security, and network configuration, design, and performance. Element of information security. Security issues and control. Cryptography methods of information security.
CE 474 Introduction to Robotics (2, 2, 3)
Discretetime and quantized data control systems. Ztransform and state space methods. Principles of digital control. Digital controllers and components. Controller software. Industrial and robotic systems. Descriptions of 3D space, geometry of robotics manipulators. Transducers and interfacing.
General Drilling
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 Category: Academics
This is a two year (4semester) programme run by the Department of Geological Engineering. The programme aims at addressing the needs of middle level personnel in drilling for mineral/oil exploration, geotechnical and hydrogeological establishments. The successful candidate should be competent to take up jobs in the mining, oil, hydrogeological and allied industries and be able to design, operate, work in a team and supervise drilling operations under all conditions as well as have knowledge in using modern drilling equipment.




YEAR ONE
SEMESTER ONE 

Course No.  Subject  T  P  C 
GL 121 GL 123 GL 125 GL 127 GL 129 GL 131 GL 133 GL 135 GL 137 
Trigonometry and Calculus Physical and Structural Geology Land Surveying Technical and Engineering Drawing Internal Combustion Engine Exploratory Drilling and Safety Basic French 1 Communication Skills Field Trip  Reverse Circulation Drilling 
2 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 0 
2 1 2 3 3 4 1 1 1 
3 2 3 2 2 3 1 2 1 
Totals

13  18  19  
YEAR ONE
SEMESTER TWO 

Course No.  Subject  T  P  C 
GL 122 GL 124 GL 126 GL 128 GL 130 GL 132 GL 134 GL 136 GL 138 CE 172 CE 172 CE 172 
Statistics & Probability Strength of Materials Mineralogy and Petrology Introduction to Computing Hydraulic Systems Water Well Drilling Technical Report Writing Basic French II Field Trip  Water Well Drilling Programming in C++ Programming in C++ Programming in C++ 
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 
1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 
2 2 3 2 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 
Totals

15  11  18 
YEAR TWO
SEMESTER ONE 

Course No.  Subject  T  P  C 
GL 221 GL 223 GL 225 GL 227 GL 229 GL 231 GL 233 GL 235 GL 237 
Percussive Drilling Rig Maintenance Pneumatics Literature in English Elements of Mining and Rock Fragmentation Hydrogeology Basic Electricity Entrepreneurial Skills Field Trip  Core Drilling 
2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 0 
1 3 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 
2 3 2 1 3 2 2 2 1 
Totals

15  11  18  
YEAR TWO
SEMESTER TWO 

Course No.  Subject  T  P  C 
GL 222 GL 224 GL 226 GL 228 GL 230 GL 232 GL 234 GL 236 
Rock and Soil Mechanics Orientation Drilling Project Work Rock and Mineral Deposits of Ghana Seminar Managerial Skills Environmental Management Training on Oil Rig 
2 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 
2 3 8 2 2 1 1 1 
3 2 3 3 2 2 2 1 
Totals

12  21  18 
YEAR ONE SEMESTER ONE
GL 121 Trigonometry and Calculus (2, 2, 3)
Trigonometry
Introduction: The general angle; the trigonometrical ratios of angles of any magnitude; trigonometrical ratios of 30º, 45º, 60º; Graphs of , ,
Trigonometrical identities: the formulae for , , ; the double angle formulae; the factor formulae; the Sine rule, the Cosine rule, area of triangle, radians, solving trigonometrical equations.
Calculus
Limits; differentiation of a composite function; implicit differentiation; maxima and minima; integration as the inverse of differentiation; application of integration to: trigonometry, polynomials, and exponential functions, areas and volumes; Integration techniques: integration by substitution, by parts and by resolution into partial fractions.
GL 123 Physical and Structural Geology (2, 1, 2)
Various disciplines in geology. The rock cycle, strata and geological time scale. Internal structure of the earth, the solar system, plate tectonics, weathering, soils, mass wasting.
Primary and secondary structures: bedding; cross bedding; graded bedding, ripple marks; desiccation cracks, sole marking, pillow lavas load cast; unconformities, folds, joints, faults, cleavages and schistosities.
GL 125 Land Surveying (2, 2, 3)
General surveying procedures and operations. Compass surveying and application in horizontal distance measurements and obstacles in chaining. Vertical control (levelling) and applications. Theodolite and applications. Traversing and computation. Modern positioning systems (electronic and satellite). Setting out and orientation of drill hole positions.
GL 127 Technical and Engineering Drawing (1, 3, 2)
Construction of lines, angles, regular polygons and general loci, first and third angle orthogonal projections. Sectional views and standard conventions of sectional views. Curves of intersections of various planes and solids, development of various solids like cylinders and spheres.
GL 129 Internal Combustion Engines (1, 3, 2)
Engine calculations. Energy conversion process. Fuel injection equipment. Fault finding  loss of power, engine knocks, diesel knock, detonation, warning, devices, fault, causes, remedies. Cooling System  liquid cooling, air cooling, thermosiphon, cooling, pressurised pumpassisted cooling, thermostats. Lubrication System. Power chart.
Internal Combustion Engines – cylinder compression test, cylinder leakage test, calibration and phasing test, exhaust gas analysis.
GL 131 Exploratory Drilling (2, 4, 3)
History of drilling, principles of drilling, drilling methods, main uses of diamond drill, general description of diamond drill, mechanical features of a diamond drill, core care and handling.
Drill tools and accessories: diamond bits, reaming shell, core barrels, rods, casings, pump, overburden, drill techniques, fluids for mud application, vibration, borehole deviation and survey.
GL 133 Basic French I (1, 1, 1)
Etablir l’Identité de quelqu’un. Entrer en contact avec le monde francophone. Savoir décrire les activités et les situer dans le temps. Savoir décrire sa famille et les liens familiaux. Etudier la santé et les sports.
GL 135 Communication Skills (2, 1, 2)
Introduction to communication. Communication in organisations. Listening skills. Notetaking and notemaking. Reading skills. Writing skills. Avoiding common grammatical errors.
GL 137 Field Trip  Reverse Circulation Drilling (0, 1, 1)
Field trip to reverse circulation drilling operation: students will be expected to present reports to be assessed for credits.
YEAR ONE SEMESTER TWO
GL 122 Statistics and Probability (2, 1, 2)
Collection of data, descriptive analysis of data. Numerical descriptive measures  measures of central tendency, the mean, median and mode. Measures of dispersion  the range, the mean, deviation, the variance or standard deviation, the coefficient of variation, measurement of positions and shapes.
Events, sample space, definition of measure of probability of events, conditional probability and independent events, some basic laws and rules in probability, Bayes’ theorem, permutation and combination, probability distribution.
GL 124 Strength of Materials (2, 1, 2)
Mechanical properties of materials, simple stresses, temperature stresses, shear stresses, torsional shear stresses, beams; shear force and bending moments, bending stress in beams deflection beams, complex stresses, two dimensional stress, Mohr’s stress circle.
GL 126 Mineralogy and Petrology (2, 2, 3)
Crystallography: formation, classification, description of crystals; seven crystal systems, stereographic projections, twinned crystals. Physical properties of minerals.
Classification of minerals. Mineral Chemistry. Polymorphism, pseudomorphism, noncrystalline minerals.
Sedimentary rock formation, composition, classification, textures and description. Igneous Rock formation, composition, structures, textures and description. Metamorphic Rocks: factors and types of metamorphism, metamorphic zones and facies. Textures and structures. Classification, description and study of important metamorphic rocks.
GL 128 Introduction to Computing (2, 1, 2)
Introduction to computers, windows operating system, internet usage, word processing using MS word, spreadsheet using MS excel.
GL 130 Hydraulic Systems (2, 2, 3)
Basic principles of hydraulics (hydrostatic and hydrodynamics), properties of hydraulic fluids, filters and filtration, hydraulic pumps (construction, sizing and selection), control of hydraulic systems, actuators (linear and rotary), hydraulic reservoirs and accumulators, seals and packing, hydraulic pipes, hoses, and fittings, basic hydraulic circuits; hydraulic system maintenances, repairs and reconditioning.
GL 132 Water Well Drilling (2, 1, 2)
Well types, well drilling methods, environmental consideration, siting of drill holes, casings, methods and techniques of water well development, problems associated with water well supplies, types of hand pumps, preparation of concrete pad, design of screen types for basement formation, water level testing, mechanised borehole.
GL 134 Technical Report Writing and Presentations (2, 1, 2,)
Elements of technical writing. Writing of curriculum vitae (CV), minutes and reports. Career skills. Email communication. Presentation skills.
GL 136 Basic French II (1, 1, 1)
Les déplacements (I). Les déplacements (II). Les achats. Etudier la vie universitaire. Etudier l’art culinaire.
GL 138 Field Trip  Water Well Drilling (0, 1, 1)
Field trip to water well drilling operation. Students will be expected to present reports upon which they will be assessed for their credits.
YEAR TWO SEMESTER ONE
GL 221 Percussive Rock Drilling (2, 1, 2)
Introduction to rotary air blast drilling. Tools for rotary drilling, hydraulic rock drills: top hammer and DTH, pneumatic rock drills, principle of percussive drilling, setting parameters, and production drilling.
GL 223 Rig Maintenance (2, 3, 3)
Fault finding/inspection, diagnoses before repairs, minor repairs, major repairs, top overhaul, decarbonising and valve grinding, engine washing equipment, washing chemicals, engine, dismantling procedures, engine reconditioning, use of liners, wet liners installation procedures, dry liners installation and equipment, engine crankshaft reconditioning.
GL 225 Pneumatics (2, 1, 2)
Basic Thermodynamics, First Law and Second Law, nonflow and flow equations, application to closed and open systems, types of compressors; (reciprocating rotary, centrifugal and axial) drivers; accessories; lubrication system; control valves; actuators; piping, hoses and fittings; air tools; air filters and water separators; selection and siting compressors; air distribution system; safety and maintenance.
GL 227 Literature in English (1, 0, 1)
Introduction to literature. Analysis, interpretation and appreciation of literature: prose, drama and poetry. Selected texts (African and nonAfrican classics).
GL 229 Elements of Mining and Rock Fragmentation (2, 2, 3)
Basic introduction to underground and surface mining terminologies: description of various operations in underground and surface mining  drilling, blasting, mucking, supporting, stoping, ventilation, benching, stripping, reclamation, including technology and equipment. Introduction to underground and surface mining methods; elements of mine ventilation; Sampling and resource evaluation; materials handling equipment; explosives  types of explosives, their properties and areas of use. Methods of ground fragmentation: drilling and blasting, environmental impact of mining.
GL 231 Hydrogeology (2, 1, 2)
The Hydrologic Cycle: precipitation, evaporation, runoff and stream flow measurements.
Properties of aquifers: porosity and permeability of various types of rocks. Groundwater recharge: hydrologic horizons, condensation theory, infiltration theory, aquifer types and properties, groundwater dynamics, hydraulic head, hydraulic gradient, Darcy’s law, hydraulic conductivity, flow lines and equipotential lines Well installation, drilling methods, well design, well development and aquifer tests
GL 233 Basic Electricity (2, 1, 2)
Circuit laws. Electrostatics and capacitance. Electromagnetism. Magnetic Circuits. Alternating Voltage and Current.
GL 235 Entrepreneurial Skills (2, 1, 2)
Introduction to Business Entrepreneurship: Forms of business ownership. Financial management. Insurance. Industrial relations and Labour relations.
GL 237 Field Trip  Core Drilling (0, 1, 1)
Field trip to Core Drilling Operation: students will be expected to present reports upon which they will be assessed for their credits.
YEAR TWO SEMESTER TWO
GL 222 Rock and Soil Mechanics (2, 2, 3)
Scope of rock mechanics. Rock strength and deformability. Engineering rock mass classification. Excavation support systems. Determination of moisture content, density, porosity, RQD and UCS. Origin and classification of soils. Phase relationships. Permeability of soils. Compaction of soils. Site investigation. Determination of moisture content, Atterberg limits. Particle size analysis, soil density, constant and falling head permeability.
GL 224 Orientation Drilling (1, 3, 2)
Mechanical hole making methods, cable tool drill string components, types of cable drill rigs, rotary drilling, auger drilling, prime movers, cable tool operation.
GL 226 Project Work (1, 8, 3)
Data obtained either during the previous industrial attachment or from elsewhere is processed and analysed/interpreted and presented as project work.
GL 228 Rock and Mineral Deposits of Ghana (2, 2, 3)
Processes of formation of mineral deposits. Magmatic concentration of deposits. Alteration, hydrothermal and replacement deposits. Sedimentary and residual deposits and supergene enrichment. Mineral fuels and traps. Industrial Mineral formation and properties. Classification of the various nonmetallics and aggregates in Ghana.
Statigraphy of the Birimian. Proterozoic ganitoids. Distribution, origin of gold, manganese, etc. in the Birimain and Tarkwaian. Dahomeyan, Togo, Buem and Voltaian Systems. Accraian and Sekondian Series.
GL 230 Seminar (1, 3, 2)
Students are either given current topics on drilling operations or are made to discuss and present an update of their project works at a forum.
GL 232 Managerial Skills (2, 1, 2)
Introduction to management. Planning and organising. Case studies to demonstrate the concept of management in industry.
GL 234 Training on Oil Rig (1, 1, 1)
Components of oil rigs, oil drilling techniques, overview of site preparation and drilling, removal of drill pipe, casing, dangers of oil drilling, safety measures at drilling site, technical services, oil spills and environmental concerns.
GL 236 Environmental Management (2, 1, 2)
Waste generation, land pollution, air and water pollution, noise pollution, green house effect, ozone depletion, solid waste management, water resource management, land rehabilitation.
Mathematics
 Details
 Category: Academics
The Mathematics Department has qualified and experienced lecturers. Presently, the academic staff comprises one Associate Professor, one Senior Lecturer, two Lecturers, three Technical Instructors and an Adjunct Professor. The department’s research interests are in the areas of Optimisation, Curve Fitting, Fluid Dynamics and +Mathematical/Statistical Modelling, amongst others.




YEAR ONE
SEMESTER ONE 

Course No.  Subject  T  P  C 
MA 151 MA 155 MA 157 MA 159 MA 171 MA 173 MA 175 
Applied Electricity Technical Drawing Communication Skills I Introduction to Computing Trigonometry and Coordinate Geometry Vector Analysis Basic Linear Algebra 
2 2 2 1 2 2 2 
2 2 1 3 1 2 1 
3 3 2 2 2 3 2 
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13  12  17  
YEAR ONE
SEMESTER TWO 

Course No.  Subject  T  P  C 
MA 156 MA 158 MA 170 MA 172 MA 174 MA 176 MA 178 
Engineering Drawing Communication Skills II Discrete Mathematics Calculus of a Single Variable Higher Linear Algebra Probability and Statistics I Vector Applications 
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 
2 1 1 2 1 2 1 
3 2 2 3 2 3 2 
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14  10  17 
YEAR TWO
SEMESTER ONE 

Course No.  Subject  T  P  C 
MA 251 MA 271 MA 273 MA 275 MA 277 MA 279 
Literature in English I Calculus of Several Variables Real Analysis I Numerical Methods Probability and Statistics II Basic Physical Chemistry 
1 2 2 2 2 2 
1 2 2 2 2 2 
1 3 3 3 3 3 
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11  11  16  
YEAR TWO
SEMESTER TWO 

Course No.  Subject  T  P  C 
MA 252 MA 270 MA 272 MA 274 MA 276 MA 278 
Literature in English II Differential and Integral Calculus Real Analysis II Ordinary Differential Equations Numerical Methods and Scientific Computing Physics I 
1 2 2 2 2 2 
1 2 2 2 2 2 
1 3 3 3 3 3 
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11  11  16  
YEAR THREE
SEMESTER ONE 

Course No.  Subject  T  P  C 
MA 371 MA 373 MA 375 MA 377 MA 379 MA 381 
Physics II Linear Partial Differential Equations Regression Analysis Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations Elements of Topology Statistical Modelling 
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2 2 2 2 2 2 
3 3 3 3 3 3 
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12  12  18  
YEAR THREE
SEMESTER TWO 

Course No.  Subject  T  P  C 
MA 352 MA 372 MA 374 MA 376 MA 378 MA 380 
Public Relations Special Mathematical Functions Elements of Abstract Algebra Optimization Techniques Complex Analysis Statistical Inference 
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2 3 3 3 3 3 
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12  11  17 
YEAR FOUR
SEMESTER ONE 

Course No.  Subject  T  P  C 
MA 451 MA 457 MA 461 MA 471 MA 473 MA 000 MA 000 
Economic Development Planning Law of Contract and Torts Principles of Economics Introduction to Geophysics Sample Survey Theory * Elective * Elective 
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 
1 0 0 1 2 2 2 
2 2 2 2 3 3 3 
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14  8  17  
* Electives: Students are to select any two of the following * MA 475 Mathematical Economics I * MA 477 Time Series and Forecasting I * MA 479 Optimization Techniques * MA 481 Computer Appreciation (Visual Basic and C++) 

YEAR FOUR
SEMESTER TWO 

Course No.  Subject  T  P  C 
MA 454 MA 450 MA 452 MA 470 MA 000 MA 000 
Business Entrepreneurship Project Work Colloquium/Seminar Design and Analysis of Experiments * Elective * Elective 
2 0 0 2 2 2 
1 12 4 2 2 2 
2 4 1 3 3 3 
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8  23  16  
* Electives: Students are to select any two of the following: * MA 472 Mathematical Economics II * MA 474 Time Series and Forecasting II * MA 476 Mathematical Programming * MA 478 Programming in C/C++ and Java. 
DETAILED COURSE DESCRIPTION
YEAR ONE SEMESTER ONE
MA 151 Applied Electricity (2, 2, 3)
Circuit laws. Circuit theorems. Electrostatics. Electromagnetic. Magnetic circuits. Inductance. Alternating voltage and current. Signal waveforms. Introduction to transformers, DC machines, Induction Machines and Synchronous machines.
MA 155 Technical Drawing (2, 2, 3)
Lettering with inclined and vertical strokes. Word spacing and compositions. Construction of lines. Angles. Regular polygons and general loci. Descriptive Geometry. First and third angle orthogonal projections. Dimensioning, limits, fits and tolerance.
MA 157 Communication Skills I (2, 1, 2)
Oral and written communication skills. Ability to express ideas in good English. Correction of common deficiencies in English grammar. Comprehension and critical reading skills.
MA 159 Introduction to Computing (1, 3, 2)
Introduction to PCs. Windows operating system. Internet usage. Word Processing using MS word. Spreadsheet using MS excel. Programming using visual basic applications (VBA).
MA 171 Trigonometry and Coordinate and Geometry (2, 1, 2)
Principles of induction. Indices. Logarithms. Surds. Polynomials. Rational functions. Partial fractions. Sequences and finite series. Binomial theorem for a positive integral index. Trigonometric functions: addition and factor theorems, circular measure. Equations of lines and circles. Conic sections: Parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Parametric representation of curves. Hyperbolic functions.
MA 173 Vector Analysis (2, 2, 3)
Vectors in Euclidian spaces, especially in dimensions 1, 2, and 3. Positive vector. Dot product (scalar product). Cross product (vector product). Composition and resolution of vectors. Vector equation of a line. Vector equation of a plane. The straight line and the plane. The angle between a line and a plane. The angle between two lines and between two planes. Scalar triple products.
MA 175 Basic Linear Algebra (2, 1, 2)
Matrix algebra. Systems of linear equations. Algebra of linear transformations and their representation by matrices. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Similar matrices. Cayley – Hamilton’s theorem. Diagonalisation of symmetric positive – definite matrices.
MA 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.
MA 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.
MA 170 Discrete Mathematics (2, 1, 2)
Multinomial coefficients. Complex numbers. De Moivre’s theorem. Finite difference equations. The ztransform approach to solution. Difference equations with characteristic polynomial which have complex roots. Boolean algebra. Basic Boolean functions. Digital logic gates. Minterm and maxterm expansions. Elements of proof theory. Relations in a set. Partial ordering. Zorn’s lemma.
MA 172 Calculus of a Single Variable (2, 2, 3)
Limits. Differentiation of a composite function. Implicit differentiation. Maxima and minima. Integration as the inverse of differentiation. Application of integration to: trigonometry, polynomials, hyperbolic and exponential functions, areas and volumes. Integration techniques: integration by substitution, by parts and by resolution into partial fractions.
MA 174 Higher Linear Algebra (2, 1, 2)
Vector spaces and subspaces. Basis dimension and coordinates. Change of basis. Annihilating polynomial. Linear functional, Dual spaces. Multilinear forms. Inner product spaces. Orthogonalisation process. Hermitian, bilinear and quadratic forms. Reduction to a canonical form. Unitary and normal transformations.
MA 176 Probability and Statistics I (2, 2, 3)
Introduction to study of statistics: general introduction to the nature and use of statistics and some basic concepts. Descriptive analysis of data: graphical and tabular representation of data. Calculation of measures of central tendency and dispersion. Coefficient of skewness and kurtosis. Probability: definition of some basic terms. Permutation and Combinations. Definition of measure probability of events. Conditional probability and independence. Events. Some basic laws and rules in probability. Bayes’ theorem.
MA 178 Vector Applications (2, 1, 2)
Vector mechanics: Statics and Dynamics. Velocity, momentum and moments. Equilibrium and conservation laws. Introduction to vectorvalued functions. Differentiation of vectorvalued functions. Cartesian tensors and their transformations. Coordinatefree definitions of gradient, curl and divergence. Scalar and vector potential. Notion of orthogonal curvilinear coordinates and bases.
MA 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.
MA 271 Calculus of Several Variables (2, 2, 3)
Partial differentiation of a function of several variables. Differentiation of implicit functions. Jacobians. Differentiation of a vector functions of several variables. The tangent vector. Curvilinear coordinates. Plane polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Multiple integrals. Line integrals, multiple, surface and volume integrals.
MA 273 Real Analysis I (2, 2, 3)
Introduction to the theory of real numbers. Least upper bound, greatest lower bound of a set. Convergence of sequences. Upper and lower limits. The BolzanoWierstrass theorem and the Cauchy principles of convergence. The notion of a function, limit and continuity. Inverse and composite functions.
MA 275 Numerical Methods (2, 2, 3)
Sources and types of error; roundoff errors, truncation error, Basic error analysis. Evaluation of functions. Numerical solution of nonlinear algebraic equation; onepoint methods; simple iteration, secant and NewtonRaphson methods. Acceleration and relaxation. Bracketing methods; Bisection and falseposition methods. Numerical solution of sets of linear algebraic equations: elimination back substitution. Matrix inversion. Instabilities and pivoting. Gaussian elimination. Iterative methods for linear systems: GaussJacobi, GaussSiedel and successive over relaxation (SOR). Convergence and error analysis. Order of an iterative process. Use of computer essential.
MA 277 Probability and Statistics II (2, 2, 3)
Random variables and probability distributions: expectations and variances of random variables, properties. Moments and moment generating functions. Some special discrete distributions: Bernoulli, binomial, geometric, negative binomial, Poisson and multinomial distributions. Some special continuous distributions: uniform, exponential, Gaussian, gamma, beta, chisquared and other related distributions. Joint probability distributions: properties, marginal and conditional distributions. Conditional mean and variance.
MA 279 Basic Physical Chemistry (2, 2, 3)
Atomic theory, Bonding and Periodicity. Properties of gases, solids and liquids. Chemical equilibrium, Ionic equilibrium, Radioactivity.
MA 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.
MA 270 Differential and Integral Calculus (2, 2, 3)
Improper integrals. Integrals depending on a parameter. Differentiation and Integration under the integral sign. Gamma and beta functions; Stirling’s formula. Basic properties and use of the Laplace transform. Fourier series and orthogonal functions: Lengendre polynomials and Bessel functions. Fourier transforms. Calculus of Cartesian tensors.
MA 272 Real Analysis II (2, 2, 3)
Differentiation and integration of vector functions of a real variable. Simple applications. Numerical series and convergence test. Functions series. Functions of many variables, continuity, and partial differentiation. Totals differential, tangent plane to a surface. Taylor’s theorem. Extrema.
MA 274 Ordinary Differential Equations (2, 2, 3)
Ordinary differential equations of first order: Separable, Homogeneous, Linear, Exact. Integrating factors. Linear differential equations of the second order with constant coefficients. Systems of first order equations. Solution of ordinary differential equations of second order using methods of variation of parameters. Reduction of nth order equation to a system of first order equations. Series solution of differential equations. Doperator methods for particular integrals. Laplace transforms and application to solution of differential equations.
MA 276 Numerical Methods and Scientific Computing (2, 2, 3)
Flowcharts and algorithms. The structure and details of one of FORTRAN or Basic. Practical solutions of problems using a computer.
MA 278 Physics I (2, 2, 3)
Principles of Newtonian mechanics, single particle under the action of variable forces (F (x), F (t), F (v)). Motion in 1dimention. Potential energy. Stable, unstable and neutral equilibrium. Free, damped and forced harmonic oscillator. Resonance. Motion in 2, 3 dimensions. Force fields. Conservation theorem of energy. Linear and angular momentum. Central forces. Effective potential. Kepler’s laws and planetary motion. 23 dimensional harmonic oscillators. General theorems on the motion of a system of particles with applications to the motion of a rigid body. Variational principles. Lagrange and Hamilton’s equations. Normal coordinates.
MA 371 Physics II (2, 2, 3)
Continuum mechanics: Lagrangian and Eulerian description of motion. Equation of continuity. Deformation: deformation gradient tensors. Strain tensors. Stress tensors. Cauchy’s equations of motion or conservation of momentum. Hook’s law for elastic media strainrate tensor. Newtonian viscosity. Viscous flow. NavierStokes equations. Simple examples. Bernoulli’s flow in 2 dimensions. Complex potential. Blasuis theorem, MilneThompson theorem. Waves. Electrostatics: law of force, electric potential. Electric field equations (including point and dipole sources), boundary conditions and Gauss’ law in vacuo and in dielectric media.
MA 373 Linear Partial Differential Equations (2, 2, 3)
Definition of a partial differential equation of the first order. Cauchy problem and its characteristics. Method of Lagrange. Classification of second order equations (parabolic, hyperbolic, elliptic). Laplace’s and Poisson’s equations. Separation of variables. Fundamental solution of potentials and their properties. The wave and heat equations. Method of eigenfunction expansions.
MA 375 Regression Analysis (2, 2, 3)
Basic concepts of regression and correlation analysis. Simple regression model: estimation of regression coefficients and error variance. Inferences about the regression coefficients. Coefficient of determination. Multiple regression model: Some basic concepts and results of matrices and vectors. Expectation and covariance matrix for linear combination(s) of random variables. Estimation of the multiple regression model by the least squares method. Inference about regression coefficients using analysis of variance. Concepts of multicollinearity and the use of dummy or qualitative variables. Residual analysis: testing regression model assumptions.
MA 377 Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations (2, 2, 3)
Methods for firstorder differential equations: Taylor’s method, Euler methods, RungeKutta methods, multistep methods. Methods for higherorder differential equations: Taylor’s, Euler and RungeKutta methods.
MA 379 Elements of Topology (2, 2, 3)
The concept of a topology: open sets, closed sets, interior, closure, derived sets and boundary of a subset. Continuous mapping. Metric spaces. Uniformly continuous mapping homeomorphism. Dense sets. Separable spaces. Connectedness. Compactness.
MA 381 Statistical Modelling (2, 2, 3)
Statistical inference: basic concepts of statistical inference, sampling distributions. Introduction to sampling methods. Sampling distributions of sample means. Proportions and variances. Estimation: point and interval estimation of parameters (mean, proportion and variance). Analysis of variance test for several means. Nonparametric tests: introduction, chisquare tests, test for randomness, MannWhitney Utest, Wilcoxon signed rank test, KruskalWallis and Fried’s tests and sign test.
MA 352 Public Relations (2, 1, 2)
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.
MA 372 Special Mathematical Functions (2, 2, 3)
Series solution of certain linear differential equations of second order (example Legendre’s equation and Bessel’s equation). Special functions: Legendre polynomials. Bessel functions, Hermit and Chebychev polynomial, Laguerre and hypergeometric functions. Gamma and beta functions: Sterling’s formula, asymptotic expansions. The method of steepest descent. The method of stationary phase. Recurrence relation. Watson’s Lemma. The error function. The exponential integral.
MA 374 Elements of Abstract Algebra (2, 2, 3)
Rings and fields: Definitions, examples and properties. Polynomial rings. Euclidean algorithms. Ideal and quotient rings. The homomorphism theorems. The field of quotients of an integral domain. Principal ideal domains. Factorization in principal ideal domain. Groups. Examples of groups such as cyclic groups. Groups of permutations and dihedral groups. Subgroups, cosets and Lagrange’s theorems for groups.
*MA 376 Optimization Techniques (2, 2, 3)
Description of the problem of optimization and geometry of Rn, n>1. Convex sets and convex functions. Solution of systems of algebraic and transcendental equations. Matrices. Farkas lemma, gradient and Hessian of a function on Rn. Unconstrained and constrained problems in Rn. Derivative of subjective function available or unavailable, algorithms of Davies, Swann and Campey (DSC), Powell and Goggin (DSCPowell). Simultaneous search and sequential algorithms. Constrained linear problems in Rn, n>1.
MA 378 Complex Analysis (2, 2, 3)
Algebra of complex numbers. Convergence of series. Uniform convergence of sequences and functions. Power series. Functions defined by power series. Analytical functions. Differentiation. CauchyRiemann equations. Cauchy’s theorem. Cauchy’s integral formulae. Harmonic functions. Conformal mapping. Calculus of residues. Elements of analytical continuation. Maximum modulus principle. Rouche’s theorem and fundamental theorem of algebra.
MA 380 Statistical Inference (2, 2, 3)
Estimation: Properties of point estimators. Uniformly minimum variance estimators. Cramer Rao lower bound. Sufficient statistics. Likelihood functions and methods of estimation. General methods of interval estimation. Means and variances of normal distributions, properties. Tests of hypotheses: Power and operating characteristic curves. Sample size estimation: NeymanPearson lemma. Likelihood ratio tests and applications.
MA 451 Economic Development and Planning (2, 1, 2)
Theories and concepts of development. Foreign aid, grants and investment. Techniques of economic development planning. Third world and economic development planning (case studies). Planning periods in Ghana.
MA 457 Law of Contract and Torts (2, 0, 2)
Law and the legal system. Contract and conditions for valid contracts. Contracts and business organizations. Abrogation of contracts.
MA 461 Principles of Economics (2, 0, 2)
Introduction to microeconomics. Demand and supply and price theory. Elasticities. Economics of scale. Optimal input combinations and cost functions. Perfect competition, monopoly, imperfect competition (monopolistic competition, oligopoly, cartel, etc).Business organization and securities. Introduction to macroeconomics. Functions of government. Measurement of national output and income. Money and banking. Unemployment and inflation.
MA 471 Introduction to Geophysics (2, 1, 2)
Geosphere. General geophysics and physics of the earth: Structure and origin of the earth. The continental and oceanic crusts. The mantle and core of the earth. Terrestrial heat flow. Continental drift and ocean floor spreading. Introduction to exploration geophysics.
MA 473 Sample Survey Theory (2, 2, 3)
Introduction: Basic ideas of sampling. Sampling techniques: simple random, stratified, systematic, cluster and multistage. Regression and ratio estimations. Errors in surveys.
*MA 475 Mathematical Economics I (2, 2, 3)
Microeconomic theory is treated with a mathematical approach. Topics will include the following: theory of consumer behaviour, constrained optimizing behaviour. The Slutsky equation, construction of utility number. Theory of the firm. Constrained optimizing behaviour, CES production function, market equilibrium with lagged adjustment and continuous adjustment. Multi market equlibruim. Pareto optimality. General economic optimization over time. Linear models. Inputoutput (IO) models, Linear programming concepts and solutions.
*MA 477 Time Series and Forecasting I (2, 2, 3)
Basic concepts: definitions, basis of time series analysis, types of time series. Components of time series: Trend, seasonality, cyclic variations, etc. Trend analysis: moving averages, exponential smoothing, autoregressive and partial autoregressive functions. Use of SPSS.
*MA 481 Computer Appreciation (2, 2, 3)
Development of windowbased mathematical application software, using one of visual basic or visual C++.
* Elective
MA 454 Business Entrepreneurship (2, 1, 2)
Forms of business organization. Management of business enterprises. Budget preparation process. Management of working capital. Investment in assets.
MA 450 Project Work (0, 12, 4)
Students select topics on various areas in Mathematics for their project work.
MA 452 Colloquium/Seminar (0, 4, 1)
Students will prepare a paper on a selected topic and present it in a seminar under supervision.
MA 470 Design and Analysis of Experiments (2, 2, 3)
Objectives and definitions. Role of randomization and replication. Experiments involving paired data. Fixed effects, random effects and mixed effects models. Analysis of variance (ANOVA). Special design: Completely randomized design (CRD); assumption, randomization, multiple comparisons, estimation of parameters, unequal sample sizes; randomized complete block design (RCBD), estimation and effects of missing observation, relative efficiency. Latin Square and PairWise orthogonal Latin square design. Splitplot design. Analysis of covariance (ANACOVA). Factorial experiments, rules of calculation of mean square and expected mean square and tests of significance, confounding, fractional replication.
*MA 472 Mathematical Economics II (2, 2, 3)
Microeconomic theory is treated with a mathematical approach in the following areas: Simple model of income determination, consumption and investment, the IS curve. Monetary equilibrium, the LM curve. Labour wages and price (inflation) models. Full employment equilibrium models of income determination. Aggregate demand and supply analysis. Balance of trade (payments), model of income determination. Stabilization policy, comparative statistics, analysis of monetary fiscal policy, the Harold Domar growth model, the neoclassical growth model. (Prerequisite MA 479).
*MA 474 Time Series and Forecasting II (2, 2, 3)
Time series models: moving average, autoregressive, autoregressive integrated moving average, autoregressive moving average. BoxJenkins method of modeling time series data. Forecasting: prediction limits, forecast updating, HoltWinter’s methods. Use of SPSS.
*MA 476 Mathematical Programming (2, 2, 3)
Linear programming in Rn, n>1. Duality theorem and complementary slackness principle. Elements of unconstrained and constrained nonlinear programming in Rn, n>1. Network analysis, inventory control, queuing theory, simulation and game theory. Linear programming and solution methods (graphical and simplex). Application of linear programming to transportation assignment problems.
*MA 478 Programming in C/C++ and Java (2, 2, 3)
Development of mathematical and other application software using C/C++ and Java.
*Elective.