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LIST OF APPROVED COURSES FOR B. ENG.

METALLURGICAL &
MATERIALS ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATES.

Course Code Course Title Contact Hours


100 Level First Semester L T P
CHE 101 General Chemistry I 2 1 3 4
PHY 101 General Physics I 2 1 - 3
PHY 103 General Physics III 2 - - 2
PHY 107 General Physics Laboratory I - - 3 1
1MC 101 Elementary Mathematics 1 2 1 - 3
(Algebra and Trigonometry)
MEE 101 Engineering drawing I 1 - 6 3
GNS 101 Use of English I 2 - - 2
CVE 105 History and Philosophy of Science 2 - - 2
TOTAL = 13 3 12 20

CHE 101
Atoms, molecules and chemical reaction; chemicals equations and stoichiometry, Atomic structure and
periodicity, modern electronic theory of atoms; radioactivity, chemical bonding, properties of gases,
equilibrium and thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, buffer, gravimetric analysis,
oxidation number.

PHY 101
Space and Time, Frame of reference. Units and Dimension, Kinematics, Fundamental Laws of Mechanics,
Static Dynamics, Galilean invariance, Universal Gravitation, Work and Energy, Rotational Dynamics and
Angular Momentum, Conservation Laws.

PHY 103
Molecular treatment of properties of matter, elasticity, Hooke’s law, Young’s, Shear and Bulk Modulus,
hydrostatics, Pressure, Buoyancy, Archimedes’s Hydrodynamics, Streamlines, Bernoulli and continuity
equations, turbulence, Reynold’s Number. Viscosity, laminar flow, Poiseuilli’s equation, surface tension,
adhesion, cohesion, capillarity, drops and bubbles, temperatures, the Zeroth law of thermodynamics, heat,
Gas laws of thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gasses. Application

PHY 107
This introductory course emphasize quantitative measurements, the treatments of measurement errors, and
graphical analysis, a variety of experiment techniques will be employed. The experiments include studies
of meters, the oscilloscope, mechanical systems, electrical and mechanical resonant systems, light, heat,
viscosity, etc, covered in PHY 101, PHY 102 and PHY 103.

IMC 101
Elementary set theory, subsets, union, intersection, compliments, Venn Diagrams. Real numbers, integers,
rational and irrational numbers, mathematical inductions, real sequences and series, theory of quadratic
equations, Binomial theorems. Complex numbers, algebras of complex numbers, and Armand Diagram.
De-Moiré’s theorems, nth root of unity. Circular measurement, trigonometry functions of any magnitude,
additions and factors formulae.

MEE 101
Instruments for engineering drawing and their uses, drawing paper sizes, margins and
their title blocks. Lettering and types of lines, geometrical construction: bisection of lines
and angles and their applications. Polygon, tangency, locus of simple mechanism.
Pictorial drawing; Isometric, oblique and perspectives. Orthographic projection.
Dimensioning and development of simple shapes. Assembly drawing of simple
components. Conventional representation of common engineering features. Freehand
sketching.

GNS 101
The sentences structural and functional types, person and number concord. Tenses and
the verb, modal auxiliaries, summary clauses, (functions), oral/writing comprehension,
summary writing, continuous writing expository, narrative, descriptive, argumentative,
letter writing. Faster reading. Note taking/note making.

CVE 105
Definitions of science and technology. Scientific methodology, Historical and Maghis
cosmic environment. Science and technology in the society and service of men.
Renewable and non-renewable resources – man and his resources. Impact of science and
technology. environmental effects of scientific and technological developments. Ethnical
problems in science and technology. Introduction to the various areas of science and
technology.

Course Code Course Title Contact Hours


100 Second First Semester L T P
CHE 102 General Chemistry II 2 1 3 4
PHY 102 General Physics II 2 1 - 3
PHY 108 General Physics Laboratory II - - 3 1
IMC 104 Intro. To Applied Mathematics 2 1 - 3
1MC 102 Elementary Mathematics II (calculus) 2 1 - 3
GNS 102 Use of English II 2 - - 2
MEE 102 Workshop Practice - - 6 2
GNS 104 Information Retrieval 1 - - 1
IMC 142 Intro. To Computer Science 1 - 3 2
GNS 106 Logic and Philosophy 2 - - 2
TOTAL = 14 4 15 23

CHE 102
Historical survey of the development and importance of organic chemistry, Nomenclature and classes of
organic compounds, homologous series, functional groups, isolation and purification of organic
compounds, qualitative and quantitative organic chemistry, Stoichiochemistry, determination of structures
of organic compounds, electronic theory in organic chemistry, saturated hydrocarbon, unsaturated
hydrocarbon, periodic table and periodic properties, valence forces, structures of solids, the chemistry of
selected metals and Non-Metals. Qualitative analysis

PHY 102
electricity and magnetism, electrostatics, conductors and current, dielectrics, magnetic field and induction,
Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic oscillation and waves, applications.

PHY 108
This introductory course emphasize quantitative measurements, the treatments of measurement errors, and
graphical analysis, a variety of experiment techniques will be employed. The experiments include studies
of meters, the oscilloscope, mechanical systems, electrical and mechanical resonant systems, light, heat,
viscosity, etc, covered in PHY 101, PHY 102 and PHY 103.

IMC 104
Geometric representations of vectors in one to three dimensions, components, direction cosines. Addition,
scalar, multiplication of vectors, linear independence. Scalar and vector products of two vectors.
Differentiation and integration of vectors with respect to a scalar variable. Two-Dimensional co-ordinate
geometry. Straight lines, circles, parabola, ellipse, hyperbola, tangents, normal, kinematics of particles,
components of velocity and acceleration of a particle moving in a plane. Force, momentum, laws of motion
under gravity, projectiles, resisted vertical motion, elastic strain, simple pendulum, impulse, impact of two
smooth spheres and of a sphere on a smooth sphere

IMC 102
Function of a real variable, graphs, limits and idea of continuity. The derivative as limit of rate of change.
Techniques of differentiation. Extreme curves sketching as an inverse of differentiation. Methods of
integration, definite integral, application to areas and volumes.

GNS 102
Sentence building. Vocabulary, use of the dictionary, affixation word order, technical writing. Faster
reading, continued fundamentals of communication.
a. narrator of communication
b. oral communication
c. written communication

MEE 102
Introduction to basic manufacturing processes. Organization or workshop hazard and
safety practices and codes. Properties of engineering materials. Bench-work and fitting.
Introduction to turning exercise – straight and step turning chamfering, screw cutting.
Milling and milling exercise. Drilling techniques and exercise. Sheet metal work.
Welding and soldering technique with exercises. Properties of wood.Wood work and
joinery exercise Workshop measurements. Refrigeration and air conditioning principle of
operation, refrigerants and trouble Shooting. Methods of leak detection, charging and
discharging. Safety precautions. Automotive workshop practice: principle of operation of
the motor car, turning carburetor, setting contact breaker gap, setting ignition timing.
Engine routine maintenance procedure and engine service. Tire types and care. Battery
care, topping up and charging.
GNS 104
Libraries and the organization of knowledge. Types of library ignite the various forms of
recorded knowledge, organization and retrieve of knowledge, catalogues, information
retrieval methods and techniques. Use and evaluation of information sources and tools,
dictionary, encyclopedia, etc. serial publications, abstracts and indexes. Guides to the
literatures of specific subjects. Information gathering methods and project writing.
Practical use of information sources and tools.

IMC 142
History of computers, functional components of computers, characteristics of computers,
problem solving, flowcharts, algorithms, computer programming.

GNS 106
Symbolic logics, special symbols in symbolic logics, conjunction negatives, affirmation,
equivalent and conditional statement. The law of thought, the method of deduction using
rules of … and biconditionals and quantification theory.
Course Code Course Title Contact Hours
200 Level First Semester L T P
CHE 205 Physical Chemistry I 1 - 3 2
IMC 201 Mathematical Methods 2 1 - 3
IMC 241 Computer programming I 3 - - 3
MEE 201 Manufacturing Technology I 1 - 3 2
MEE 207 Applied Mechanics 2 1 - 3
EEE 281 Basic Electrical Engineering I 2 - 3 3
MNE 203 Engineers in the Society 1 - - 1
MME 201 Science of Materials 2 1 - 3
CRP 201 General Agriculture 1 - 3 1
TOTAL = 15 3 12 21

CHE 205
Kinetic theory of gases. Equations of state. Distribution of molecular velocities. The
critical state. Equipartition of energy and quantization. Elementary chemical
thermodynamics – First law only an its application.

IMC 201
Real valued functions of a real variable. Review of differentiation and integrations and
their application. Mean value theorem, Taylor series real valued functions of two or three
variables. Partial derivatives, chain rule, extreme, languages multiples. Increments,
differentiations and linear approximations. Evaluation of lines, integral and multiple
integral.

IMC 241
History of computers, functional components of computers, characteristics of computers,
problem solving, flowcharts, algorithms, computer programming statements, symbolic
names, prays, subscripts, expressions and control statements, introduction to
basic/Fortran Programming language. Computer applications.

MEE 201
Principles of transmission of motion and power. Metal cutting and cutting tools. Theory
and practice of bench work, turning, drilling, boring, shapes, planning, slotting grinding
milling, great cutting, press and presswork. Broaching and sawing. Erection and testing
of machine tools. Advanced workshop exercise in metal cutting processes.

MEE 207
Newton’s laws of motion and their applications, impulse and momentum, kinetic energy.
Kinematics of a point, composition and resolution of velocities and accelerations, relative
velocities and acceleration. Representation by vector. Plane kinematics of rigid body,
angular velocity diagrams applied to simple mechanism. Instantaneous center of
rotations. Equation of motion, linear and moment of momentum. Kinetic energy, moment
if inertia. Free vibrations of systems with one and two degrees of freedom, torsional
vibration.

EEE 281
Fundamental theory of electric circuits, circuit elements. Network theorems
(superposition, Thevenin, Norton). Nodal and loop analysis of circuits (Kirchoff’s laws).
Single time constant circuits. Steady state response of circuit elements and network.
Complex impedance and admittance. AC circuit impedance, admittance, susceptance,
phasor Diagrams. Introduction to electronics, vacuum diode, triodes, steroids and
pentodes, small signal equivalent circuit. Elementary discussion of semiconductors – P-
N. junction diodes and transistor rectification and smoothing circuits

MNE/MME 203
Philosophy of science. History of engineering and technology. Safety in engineering and
introduction to risk analysis. The rule of engineering in nation building. Invited lectures
by professionals in practice.

MME 201
Structure of matter. Crystal imperfection. Simple phase diagrams of alloys. Physical
properties of materials (i.e. wood, cement, plastics and alloys). Mechanical properties of
engineering materials. Engineering and True Stress-Strain curve. Ultimate strength,
ductile, impact strength, hardness, torsion, creep and fatigue failure. Electrical properties
– conductivity, semiconductivity, and superconductivity. Optical

CRP 201
Importance and scope of agriculture, land and its uses with particular reference to
agriculture. Introductory crop production agriculture ecology of Nigeria. Agronomy of
some arable crops. Land preparations, farm tools and machineries. Basic farm
management techniques. Fisheries and wildlife production. Forestry and forest products.
General introduction to livestock production and health.

Course Code Course Title Contact Hours


200 Second First Semester L T P
IMC 202 Intro. To Numerical Analysis 2 1 - 3
CVE 202 Strength of Materials I 2 - 3 3
MEE 202 Engineering Drawing II 1 - 6 3
MEE 206 Basic Thermodynamics 2 - 3 3
AGE 204 Basic Fluid Mechanics 2 - 3 3
CRP 210 Practical Agriculture - - 6 2
GNS 202 Basic Economics 2 1 - 3
EEE 282 Basic Electrical Engineering 2 2 - -* 3
TOTAL = 13 2 21 23

IMC 202
Solution to algebraic and transcendental equations, Curve fitting. Error analysis. Interpolation and
approximation. Zeros or non linear equations to one variable. Systems of linear equations. Numerical
differentiation and integration equations. Initial value problems for ordinary differential equations.

CVE 202
Force equilibrium free body diagrams. Elasticity – concept of stress, strain, tensile test. Young’s modulus
and other strength factors. Axially loaded bars, composite bars, temperature stress and simple indeterminate
problems. Hooke’s stress, stresses in cylinders and rings, bending moment, shear force and axial force
diagrams for simple cases. Simple torsion and applications.

MEE 202
Further projection of solids. First and third angle projections. Isometric projections. Intersection of surfaces
and developments. Sectional views. Parts and assembly drawings. Preparation of working drawing for
manufacturing in accordance with standards. Reading interpretation of manufacturers drawing of
equipments.

MEE 206
Definition of basic thermodynamics terminologies; system ,state, properties and processes. Energy and
energy conversion; work, heat, non flow processes. Zeroth laws- first law of thermodynamics and
application to close and open systems. The steady flow energy equations and its applications. Otto, diesel
and dual cycles. Second law of thermodynamics; consequences and applications of the second law.
Thermodynamic properties of ideal and real fluids. Thermodynamic tables. Introduction to steam power
and refrigeration cycle.

AGE 204
Elements of fluid statics, elements of fluid statics; density, pressure, surface tension, viscosity,
compressibility, etc. hydrostatic forces on submerged surfaces due to impressible fluid, introduction to fluid
dynamics, conservation laws. Introduction to viscous flow.

CRP 210
This will involve field planting. Each student will be allocated a field plot for the planting and management
of an arable crop.

GNS 202
Scope and methodology of economics study. Price mechanism. Theory of production. Forms of business
organization market structures. Money and banking. The national income, international trade economic
growth and development. The role of the government in the economy.

EEE 282
Periodic wave forms and their average and effective values. Characteristics and use of non-linear elements
in simple circuits. Magnetic circuits single phase alternating current circuits. Series and parallel resonance
power factor correction. Magnetic current, mutual inductance, introduction to electrical machines and
polyphase systems, DC generators and motors. Electrical and electronic power measuring instruments and
equipments, AC and DC bridges. Basic control systems, open/close loop systems, communication
fundamentals and introduction to basic communication equipments (T.V, Radio, Telephone).

Course Code Course Title Contact Hours


300 Level First Semester L T P
IMC 315 2 1 - 3
MEE 301 Manufacturing Technology II 1 - 3 3
MME 303 Foundry Technology 2 - 3 3
MME 301 Mineral Processing Technology I 2 - 3 3
CVE 303 Fluid Mechanics 2 - 3 3
MME 315 Physical Metallurgy I 2 1 - 3
MME 309 Extraction and Refining of Materials I 2 1 - 3
TOTAL = 13 3 12 21

IMC 315
First order ordinary differential equations. Existence and uniqueness. Second order ordinary differential
equations: linear dependence, Wronskian, reduction of undetermined coefficients, variation of parameters.
General theory of nth order linear equations. Series solution about ordinary and regular points, special
functions: Bessel, Legendre and hypergeometric. Laplace transform and application to initial value
problems.

MEE 301
Fundamental structures of metal and alloys. Properties, testing and inspection of metals. Production
methods for ferrous, non-ferrous metals and alloys. Heat treatments of metals and alloys. Mechanical
working of metals. Smithing and forging. Welding, soldering and related processes. Wood and wood
working. Pattern making. Foundry work. Powder metallurgy. Plastics and their processes. Principles of
measurements and inspections. Limits, fittings and surface finish. Assembly methods. Advanced exercises
in non-cutting production methods.

MME 303
Introduction – present status and scope of foundry industries in Nigeria. History and development of metal
casting. Crystalline nature of metals. Characteristics of pure metals and alloys. Simple phase diagrams.
Non-ferrous metals. Solidification, metal flow principles. Alloying elements effects. Production of gray,
white and high strength cast irons. Properties of fine and coarse-grained steels. Pattern making: differences
between pattern and casting. Tolerance calculation in pattern forming: methods and economics. Pattern to
casting techniques: gravity die casting, squeeze casting, investment casting, sand casting, expanded
polystyrene for iron, steel and non-ferrous casting. Moulding and core making: properties of good
moulding sand. Types of moulding sands, types of moulding processes. Typical moulding problems and
remedies. Moulding tools. Centrifugal casting, shell moulding, CO2 processes. Degasification of metals.
Structures and properties of liquid metals and slag.

MME 301
Introduction to mineralogy and mineralogical studies: classification of minerals and their mineralogical
properties. Structures and textures of minerals and their significance in mineral genesis and mineral
treatments. Applications of mineralogy to mineral processing technology. The assessment of ores, unit
processes and products in mineral treatments operation by quantitative mineralogical analysis. The
preparation of mineralogical mass balances. Communition and basic Communition theories. Crushers and
grinders. Sizing analysis and determination of mineral liberation characteristics. Ore blending.
Classification. Concentration techniques, the use of heavy liquids, magnetic, gravity and other separation
techniques. Surface chemistry and other principles of froth floatation. Mill calculation and selectivity
index. Typical mineral engineering flow sheets and case studies. Mineral balances in mineral processing.

CVE 303
Fluid statics: floatation and stability. Dynamics of fluid flow conservation. Equation of mass and
momentum. Euler and Bernoulli’s equation. Reynold’s number. Dimensional analysis, similitude,
Buckingham Pi theorems. Application of hydraulic models. Flow measurements. Flow meters and errors in
measurements.

MME 315
Wave theory of the atom. Shroedinger wave equation and simple applications. Wave particle duality
uncertainty principles. Electron diffraction. Nucleation of phase changes: homogeneous nucleation and
heterogeneous nucleation. Diffusion in solids. Grain growth. Crystal imperfection: theoretical strength of
crystals; actual strength of crystal; point defects; effects of point defects in mechanical properties,
observation of point defects. Line defects: dislocation theories, observation of dislocation, behaviours of
dislocation, stress fields around dislocation, energy of curved dislocation, forces acting on dislocation,
dislocation forces. Slip phenomena. Strengthening mechanisms Planar defects: grain boundaries, domain
boundaries, stacking faults, twin and twin boundaries. Specific topics include dislocation and slip
phenomena; twinning, the nature of the cold-worked state, nucleation and growth kinetics, annealing
recovery, recrystallization and grain growth, texture, grain boundaries and other interfaces, and
strengthening mechanisms. Diffusion processes in metal and alloys.

MME 309
Classification and types of iron ores. Agglomeration techniques. Introduction to iron and steel making,
blast furnace iron making, theories and principles of materials and heat balance, modern development in
blast furnace, alternative iron making processes, principles of steel making, Oxygen steel making
processes, EAF, hot metal pretreatment and combined blowing, electric arc furnace, ladle processing of
liquid steel and casting, problems of steel making in Nigeria.
Course Code Course Title Contact Hours
300 Second First Semester L T P
IMC 316 Engineering Mathematics II 2 1 - 3
MME 322 Metallurgical Thermodynamics 2 - 3 3
MME 314 Basic Chemical Engineering 2 - 3 3
MME 310 Non-Metals Technology 2 - - 2
MME 312 Fuels, Refractories and Furnaces 3 - - 2
MME 324 Crystal Chemistry and Crystallography 2 - 3 3
MME 318 Extraction and Refining of Materials II 2 - 3 3
MME 320 Mechanical Processing of Materials 2 - 3 3
TOTAL = 17 1 15 22

IMC 316
Gamma and Beta functions, Sturm-Liouville problem, orthogonal polynomials and functions. Fourier series
and integrals, Fourier transformation. Partial differential equations; general and particular solutions, linear
equations with constant coefficients; first and second order equations; solutions of the heat, wave, and
Laplace equations by the method of separation of variables; Eigen function expansions, Fourier transforms.

MME 322
Thermo-chemistry: first law of thermodynamics. Reversible and irreversible processes, Enthalpy function,
equation of state. Heat of reaction types. Thermo-chemical equations, Hess’ law of summation, Kirchoff’s
law, Zeroth law of thermodynamics. Chemical equilibria. Concept of free energy. Review of
thermodynamic functions. Dependence of free energy on pressure and temperature fugacity, activity and
activity coefficient. Free energy and equilibrium constants for ideal and non-ideal reaction systems.
Ellingham-Richardson diagrams and applications to metallurgical reaction systems. Solution
thermodynamics. Ideal, real and dilute solutions. Raoult’s law and applications. Henry’s law and
applications. Concept of activity and standard states. Changes of standard states. Partial and integral molar
thermodynamics properties of solutions. Gibb-Duhem equation and its applications. Phase equilibria.
Thermodynamics interpretation for one component system. Clausius-Clayperon equation. The phase rule
and application to one and Clayperon equation. The phase rule and application to one and two component
systems. Kinetics of a reaction system. Rate equation, order of reactions. First and second order rate
equations. Mechanism of a reaction sequence. Nature of elementary reactions and concept of rate
controlling step. Arrhenius equation and activation energy. Element treatment of absolute reaction rate
theory. Brief introduction of diffusion phenomena and applicable laws via Fick’s first and second law.

MME 314
An introduction to the fundamental methods of formulation and solutions of chemical engineering
problems involving physical and chemical changes of materials and accompanying heat effects.
Mathematical quantitative relations of chemical reactions and physio-chemical processes. Principles of
overall mass and energy balances and the application of this principles to metallurgical systems. State
relation for real gases.

MME 310
Types of ceramic materials structure and bonding mechanisms of ceramic materials. Characteristics of
vitreous and crystalline inorganic non-metals. Applications and discussion of effects of microstructure on
thermal. Mechanical, optical, electrical and magnetic properties of ceramic products. Description of
manufacturing techniques for various ceramic products. Fundamental aspects of modern composite
materials. Types of composite materials viz. fibre reinforced, particulates, dispersion strengthening and
laminar types. Characteristics and properties of composites. Measurements and testing of properties of
composites. Brief discussion, application of composites in engineering design, their micromechanics and
failure modes.

MME 312
Fuels: survey of the main engineering fuels, solids, liquids and gases. Electrical energy. Non-conventional
energy, solar, nuclear, geothermal energy. Classification and testing of fuels. Fuels and energy utilization in
the metallurgical industries. Technical and economic consideration in the choice of fuel and energy.
Introduction to fuels and energy. Introduction to fuel calculation technology. Furnace: classification of
metallurgical furnace and reactors, blast furnace, electrical furnace, open hearth furnaces, converter
fluidized bed reactors. Refractories: technology of production and services properties of the main
metallurgical Refractories. Silico, magnetite dolomite, chromo-magnetite, alumino-silicate, carbon
Refractories special Refractories. Examples of application in metallurgy. Experimental methods of testing
and evaluation of Refractories.

MME 324
External morphology of crystal. Law of constant angle. Representation by directions of face normals. Hady
regular internal parking. The crystalline state. Law of rational indices, Miller indices, Miller-Bravais.
Reference a parameter plane stereographic projections. External symmetry, crystal systems, crystal classes.
Primitives and non-primitive cells. Mathematical crystallography for orthogonal reference, axes, angle
between and directions, spacing of planes. Crystal optics- Anisotropy of physical properties in crystals, etc.
Crystal chemistry- ionic covalent, metallic and Van der Wa al bonded crystal. Structures of true metal
geometry of regular packing of spheres. Ionic crystals NaCl, LsCl, Ionic radii., covalent crystal, diamond,
ZnS, O – N Rule, Sub-group metal solid solutions, ionic radii, intermetallic differently bonded crystals.

MME 318
Outline of major competing routes of metal production from their ores. Limitations and factors influencing
the choice of production and refining process i.e. the scientific and technological analysis of extraction
processes. Ore treatment techniques (roasting, pressure oxidation, bio-oxidation). Thermodynamics and
kinetics of hydrometallurgical processes: leaching, cementation precipitation, ion exchange and extraction
processes. Principles of electrometallurgy (electrowinning and electrorefining). Fire refining. Extraction
and refining of the most common commercial metals such as aluminium, copper, lead, zinc, Nickel, tin,
gold, etc.

MME 320
Elastic deformation of metals/materials: principles of stresses and strains in metals. Complex stresses
acting on two planes at right angles. Mohr’s circles. Principal stresses and strains. Maximum shear stresses.
Distortion energy and field criteria. Plastic deformation of metals:
i. concept of plastic deformation – point defects, vacancies, interstitial and impurity atoms. Line defects
– slip and twin, etc.
ii. dislocation theory – review of crystal geometry, crystallographic planes and direction. Stress fields and
strain energy of point defects. Dislocation types and properties. Burger’s vector, stress field and strain
energy of a dislocation. Forces between dislocation. Partial and super-dislocations. Dislocation glides and
climbs, jogs, interaction with vacancies, interstitial and solute atoms. Dislocation sources, Frank-Read
source. Dislocation pile-up. Equilibrium dislocation density, temperature effects. Concept of plastic flow.
iii. Plastic deformation of single crystals. Deformation by slip, slip system of FCC, BCC, and HCP single
crystals. Critical resolved shear. Deformation by twinning. Twin planes and directions. Stacking faults,
deformation bands and Kink bands. Lattice fragmentation. Theoretical strength of single crystals. Plastic
deformation of polycrystalline metals/materials; structure of grain boundaries. Effects of grain size and
grain structure of plastic flow. Theory of yielding, necking and structure of plastic flow. Theory of
yielding, necking and failure, yield and ultimate strength. Strain rate effects. Banschinger effect. Resound
stress. Internal friction. Theory of creep: creep curves, creep strength. Theory of fatigue: S-N curves,
fatigue limit and fatigue strength. Factors affecting the behaviour of metals in fatigue – size, surface
condition previous head, stress system convention, temperature and metallurgical structures. Fatigue
behaviour of metals. Fracture analysis: fracture curves in single crystals and polycrystalline metals e.g.
Cleavage, shear, ductile, etc.
Course Title Contact Hours
400 Level First Semester L T P
IMC 415 Engineering Mathematics III 2 1 - 3
MME 401 Production Metallurgy I 2 - 3 3
MME 419 Metallurgical Practicals 2 2 3 3
MME 405 Metallurgical/Materials Process Design 2 - 3 3
MME 417 Heat Treatment 2 - 3 3
MME 411 Corrosion Engineering 2 - 3 3
MME 413 Polymer Engineering 2 - - 2
TOTAL = 14 3 15 20

IMC 415
Mathematical modeling of physical system: model identification, formulation and solution. Numerical
techniques for initial value problems (IVP) and boundary value problem(BVP) cause effects diagrams,
equation types: algebraic, ordinary differential, partial differential, difference, integral and fuctional
equations. Application of mathematical models of physical systems.

MME 401
Mechanical working of metals: texturing (preferred orientation) stress concentration. Hardening and
strengthening: Hardening and strengthening by point defects, including solution hardening. Second phase
particles and other phase structures. Work hardening. Theoretical cohesive strength. Factors affecting the
initiation and propagation of cracks. Principles of hot and cold working of metals. Structural and properties
changing during hot and cold working. Nature of stresses, strains and metal flows in various metal working
operations. Heating of stock: soaking pits and reheating furnaces. De-scaling steels, precautions to be taken
during reheating of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Rolling mills and accessories, elements of roll pass
design. Manufacture of rolled products. Forging and extrusion, types of forging processes, forging
equipments and forging defects. Roll forging and rotary swaging. Types of and variables in extrusions.
Extrusion equipments. Wire drawing: wire drawing techniques. Tube making: seamless tubes

MME 419
The practicals will be centered on extractive metallurgy, Refractories and mechanical metallurgy, materials
characterization, corrosion and heat treatment.

MME 405
Analysis of process and plant design factors involved in metallurgical processing of materials;
identification of process flow sheets, materials and energy balances, detailed plant flow sheets, the
application fundamental metallurgical principles to the design of process which includes thermodynamics,
rate phenomena, unit operation and pilot plant data. Design stages: laboratory scale, pilot plant and
industrial scale. Introduction to modeling and simulation as applied to metallurgical processes. Types of
models. Special emphasis on problem definition, model formulation and solution analysis with sufficient
details on existing algorithms and softwares to solve problems in metallurgical processes. Simulation
examples and general principles, simulation languages, softwares, etc. verification, validation of simulation
model and output analysis. Mathematical modeling and simulation of some of metallurgical and mineral
engineering processes. Preliminary estimates of resources and facilities: method of estimating process costs
and profitability: topic considered includes optimal allocation of resources, minimized manufacturing cost
and minimization of energy requirements for new plant designs, as well as process innovations for existing
plants. Environmental impact analysis: case study of typical metallurgical plant operation. A case study
approach will be used employing such examples as typical mineral processing, metal smelting and the
hydrometallurgical production of some metals

MME 417
Theory of heat treatment; free energy, crystallization temperatures, crystal structures, super-cooling,
liquation and dendrites, phase changes in alloys, annealing, normalizing, control atmosphere, heat treating
carbon and low alloy steels, case hardening of steels, induction and flame hardening, internal stress and
defects, temperature (thermal and deformation), nitriding, carbonitriding, effects of alloying elements. Heat
treatments of cast irons, tool steels, stainless steel, and heat resisting steel. Heat treatments of non-ferrous
metals. Nucleation and growth processes in metals with particular reference to austenite formation and
decomposition, discontinuous precipitation, particle coarsening, martensitic transformation. Detailed heat
treatment of special important commercial materials especially bearing steels, aluminium alloys, titanium
alloys, nickel based alloys, high strength low alloy steel and stainless steels.

MME 411
Principles of corrosion and oxidation, basic concepts, classifications, thermodynamics and kinetics of
electrochemical corrosion, electrode potentials, poubaix diagrams, corrosion rate, types of corrosion,
bimetallic corrosion, localized attack, passivity and passivations, structure of metals and alloys, effects of
mechanical factors on corrosion, theory of stress corrosion, corrosion fatigue, corrosion control, design and
corrosion cathodic protection, protection by metallic coating and other coating environmental controls.
Description of metallurgical factors, effects of applied stress (stress corrosion cracking and corrosion
fatigue and passivity). Discussion of methods of corrosion controls and preventions including alloy
selection, environmental controls (inhibitors), design rules – anodic and cathodic protection, and protective
coatings. Principles of electroplating and surface finishing

MME 413
Chemistry – polymerization processes – condensation, polymerization. Addition polymerization, epoxide
co-polymerization (fibre-glass, carbon fibre materials), synthetic rubbers, styrene-butadiene rubbers.
Thermoplastics and thermosetting plastic technology – polymerization system, molecular weight and melt
flow index, mould techniques including steam mould for expanded polystyrene. Compression moulding.
Projection moulding, extrusion moulding, calendaring solid state forming

Course Code Course Title Contact Hours


400 Second First Semester L T P
MME 402 Student Industrial Work Experience III - - - 4
MME 404 Student Industrial Work Experience III - - - 4
MME 406 OLE_LINK1Student Industrial Work - - - 2
Experience III
TOTAL = 0 0 0 10

MME 402 & 404 & 406


This is a six months (in the second semester) participation approved industrial training programs arranged
in different materials and metallurgical industries in Nigeria.

Course Code Course Title Contact Hours


500 Level First Semester L T P
MME 501 Mineral Processing Technology II 2 1 - 3
MME 505 Metals and Materials Process Design 3 - 3 4
MME 507 Physical Metallurgy II 3 - - 3
MME 509 Project - - 9 3
MME 513 Production Metallurgy II 2 - - 2
MME 515 Engineering Management and Laws 4 - - 4
MME 517 Seminar - - - 2
TOTAL = 14 1 12 21

MME 501
Dewatering, tailing disposal, physical properties of minerals, ore sampling techniques. Communition
theory. Criteria for selection of grinding and screening equipments and mineral concentration techniques.
Selection of mineral concentration equipments. Design, testing and drying, materials handling.
Agglomeration and sintering processes. Flocculation. Economics of mineral processing technology.
Environmental control of mineral processing plants. Topics include analysis of particulate solids, noxious
gases and pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical processes, environmental standards for liquid effluent
quality and for gas and dust emissions, separation of particulate solids from gaseous and liquid flow
streams by cyclones, scrubbers, electro-static precipitators, filters and sedimentation. Neutralization and
separation of chemical contaminants from liquids, tailings pond management. Safety engineering in
mineral processing industries.

MME 505
Introduction to basic metallurgical equipments. Physical and chemical principles which underlie the design
and use of modern equipments and metallurgical applications. Organization of feasibility studies, project
control techniques, long-term mine scheduling and sequencing as well as budgeting for metallurgical
operations. Stoichiometry of multiple reactions and kinetics of homogeneous reactions. Reaction kinetic
models applied to the analysis and design of metallurgical reactors. Design criteria for basic metallurgical
equipments. Design of metallurgical equipments: blast furnace, oxygen converters, cupola, foundry
furnaces, etc. and equipments for small and medium scale metallurgical enterprises. Continuous casting
machines. Analysis of plant design factors involved in metallurgical and materials industries. Topic
considered include optima allocation of resources, minimized manufacturing cost and minimization of
energy requirements for new plant designs, as well as process innovations for existing plants. Design for
safety and pollution abatement.

MME 507
Theory of alloying. Liquid-solid transformations. Solid-solid transformations. Metal ingots structures.
Strengthening mechanism and processes: mechanical treatment (e.g. work-hardening, shot peening), solid
solution hardening, precipitation and dispersion hardening, fibre-reinforcement, martensitic strengthening,
grain-size strengthening, thermal treatments (e.g. induction, nitriding, carbonitriding), diffusion coating or
metallic cementation (aluminium impregnation, chromium impregnation, boron impregnation), radiation
strengthening, ion implantation. Interaction between dislocation, impurities, micro-particles and related
topics in deformation and relation of properties to microstructure. TTT and CCT diagrams. Structure-
properties relationship in steels. Thermodynamics and transformation

MME 509
Students are assigned practical work in any aspect of the discipline which could be investigative in nature
or design profile. It could also be a theoretical verification of fundamental processes in materials.

MME 513
Introduction: roles of welding and brazing as manufacturing processes. Welding: types of welding
processes- gas, arc, resistance, flash, friction and electroslag welding, etc. brief treatment of new processes
such as explosives, plasma-arc and electro-beam welding. Weld rods and fluxes protective atmospheres,
welding defects and weldability of metals and alloys. Effects of welding processes and parameters on the
structures and mechanical properties of weldments. Heat treatments of weld. Design of welded joints.
Brazing; scope and limitations, types, processes brazing alloys, brazing of commercially important ferrous
and non-ferrous metals and alloys. Soldering: processes, soldering alloys and application of soldering
techniques.

MME 515
Introduction to estimating techniques, production planning and control, planning methods; network
analysis, management control information and operation research techniques. The Nigeria legal system; the
law of contract, liabilities in torts, aspects of starting a business, selecting a promising idea, initiating
enterprises, explicating opportunities and obtaining initial finance, market analysis. Legal aspect of starting
a business. Accounting and special tax problems, going public, setting out, acquisition, banking and
diversification decision. Family involvements, entrepreneurial succession. Management organization and
controls. Student business proposal.

MME 517
Students are assigned topics on any aspect of the discipline for which they are expected to summit a written
report and defend orally such write-up.
Course Code Course Title Contact Hours
500 Second First Semester L T P
MME 502 Powder Metallurgy 2 - - 2
MME 504 Heat and Mass Transfer 3 - - 3
MME 506 Foundry Technology II 2 - 3 3
MME 508 Technology Policy and Planning 2 - 3 3
MME 509 Project - - 9 3
MME 512 Materials Selection and Economics 3 - - 3
MME 514 Non-Metals Technology II 2 - - 2
MME 520 Fracture and Failure Analysis - - 9 2
TOTAL = 14 - 24 21

MME 502
Introduction of powder metallurgy, application of powder metallurgy techniques in industries, methods of
production of metal powders, grinding and blending of powder. Compaction by pressing, extrusion, rolling,
and explosive technique. Sintering, sizing, and impregnating. Sintered products. Future trends in powder
metallurgy. Advantages and disadvantages of metallurgy techniques. Safety engineering in powder
metallurgy industry.

MME 504
Basic derivation transport properties based on kinetic theory of gases. Use of dimensionless parameters;
Re, Se, Pr. Basic heat transfer equations and mechanism steady state and unsteady state heat transfer. Heat
transfer coefficients. Application of dimensional analysis to heat flow. Basic mass transfer equations. Mass
transfer equations and models. Mass transfer between multiple phases; mass transfer equipments, motion of
single particle in fluids. Terminal falling velocities. Calculation of pressure drops. Counter-current and co-
current flow of fluids through packed columns. Theory of similarities, heat transfer in forced cross and
longitudinal flow; heat transfer and hydraulic resistance, heat transfer by free convection and condensing
vapours, boiling liquids, radiation heat transfer between solids separated by a transparent (diathermal)
participating medium, radiation heat transfer in absorbed medium. Calculation heat exchangers.

MME 506
Casting properties of metals and alloys. Fluidity – characteristics of metals and alloys of good fluidity.
Factors affecting fluidity of metals and alloys. Shrinkage – linear and volume shrinkage, casting shrinkage
(free and impeded) factors affecting shrinkage of metals and alloys, linear shrinkage curve of a given alloy.
segregation – minor segregation, major segregation, inverse segregation, mechanism of their formation and
implications. Melting Practice – furnace charges and their calculations – trial and error methods, analytical
methods and graphical methods. Gating system – gating elements and their significant, gating methods,
design of gating system, determination of cross section of gating elements. Risering – risers and their
significance, risers designs, risering curves, dimensioning of risers. Casting design – solidification and
design – solidification and section geometry, solidification and cross sectional area, solidification and
mechanical properties, solidification and heavy isolated areas, parting line placements, tolerance, section
thickness, draft, machining allowances, shrinkage allowance. Economic consideration – multiple cavity
casting, fabrication, cored holes, subsequent operations, casting defects: stresses and hot cracks during the
freezing and cooling of casting; determination fo stress values during freezing. Quality control – quality of
moulding sand and metals, non-destructive methods and other methods.

MME 508
The objective of the course is to draw awareness to the link between scientific and technological
knowledge and productive capacity. The emphasis will be on the rational utilization of technology as an
economy resources in Nigeria. Science, technology and development: relationship between scientific and
technological knowledge and productive capacity. Implication for planning in a developing country. In-
depth of the scientific infrastructure; structure of science-based industries, vertical specialization and the
rule of R & D and innovation. The acquisition of technology as a resource; its role as a vehicle for
monopolistic control mechanisms of technology transfer. Institutional forms of foreign investments,
bargaining for the acquisition of technological know-how, technology policy: its design and
implementation in Nigeria. The structure of science and technology. The sociology of the scientific
community.

MME 512
The basic principles necessary for the selection and design of engineering materials, allowing the most
suitable materials for a given application to be identified from the full range of materials and section shapes
available. Characterization of engineering materials. Developments in the manufacture of steels and its
uses. Case studies are developed as a method of illustrating a novel approach employing materials selection
charts which capture the important properties of all engineering materials, allowing rapid computer
retrieval of information and the application of various selection techniques. Application of principles of
economics in the evaluation materials for the process industries. Materials for engineering design. Cost
analysis and control. Focus on product liability. Application of operational research techniques, decision
making, forecasting, linear programming, waiting line models, simulation models. Queuing theory,
replacement theory network analysis etc. production control (maintenance, inventory control, quality
control). Computer applications in the metals industries. Computer Aided Material selection: Computer
Aided Design and Manufacturing (CADCAM); Computer Aided Rapid Prototyping (CART) and Fast Free
Form Fabrication (FFFF).

MME 514
Fundamental aspect of modern composite materials. Types of composite materials; Vix Fiber, Reinforced,
particulate dispersion strengthening and laminar types. Characteristics and properties of composites.
Measurements and testing of properties of composites, brief discussion, application of composite in
engineering design, their micromechanics and failure modes.

MME 522
Type of failures, bucking, fracture in brittle and ductile materials, fractography. Mixed
mode, and fatigue failures environmental effects, wear, creep, and yielding phenomenon,
high strain rate failures, case histories of component failures. Fracture mechanisms and
mechanics of solid materials. Topic include: nature of brittle and ductile fracture, macro-
phenomena and micro- mechanisms of failure of various materials, mechanisms of
fatigue failure: crack nucleation and propagation, Griffith theory, stress field at crack tips,
stress intensity factor and fracture toughness, crack opening displacement, energy
principle and the J-integral, fracture mechanics in fatigue, da/dN curves and their
significance. Practical examples of fatigue analysis and fundamentals of non-destructive
testing.