Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

MME 503
Metallurgical and Materials Plant and Process Design
MME 503 | MME | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Metallurgical and Materials Plant and Process Design (MME 503) is a compulsory final year course in the department, mounted to ensure that students are taught the specifics, and put to the actual task, of designing in the real world of metallurgical and materials engineering. This is a major curriculum requirement in training an engineer. It is an applied course, in which students must draw on the metallurgical engineering scientific and technical contents of the various courses taken (and will be taking in this same semester), to tackle typical plant design tasks. The typical plant problems are formulated with local content reality and entrepreneurial opportunities in mind, so that the training will have high applicability to the scenarios the students can find themselves after graduation. The formal class sessions will present general principles and tools in metallurgical engineering plant design (process design, equipment design, mass balance principles, energy balance, profitability, layout, CAD drawing, etc.) and provide detailed guidance for executing the specific design tasks. Students will work in groups; each group on its chosen plant design task. The taught aspect of the course will be assessed via quizzes, tests and examination, while the practical design task will be assessed by a design write-up and design defence presentation. Tones and approach to business in the course are deliberately pitched towards that of professional course training of plant designers to impart the psyche.

MME 507
: Physical Metallurgy II
MME 507 | MME | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

This course is to provide an understanding of the principles that determine the evolution of microstructres in metals during various processes and their relation with its property and applications in engineering services. The proper understanding of nucleation and growth in solid materials will be imparted.. Students will be taught the mechanism, kinetics and characteristics of pearlitic, bainitic and martensitic transformations. The mechanism of tempering will be studied. The physical Metallurgy of alloy steels, aluminium alloy, and copper alloys will be covered.

MME 511
Technology Policy and Planning
MME 511 | MME | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

The emphasis will be on the rational utilization of technology as economic resource in Nigeria The course will reflect commitment and aspirations of the government and people of Nigeria to deploy S&T as the fulcrum of all activities that can be geared towards realizing the nation’s potentials as a regional power in Africa, emerging as a global economic power within a short time. Technology Policy & Planning as course will provide the knowledge of building a nation that is able to provide steadily and on a progressive basis, high standard of living and quality of life for its citizens by harnessing science and innovation outputs as well as the energies and talents of its highly resourceful people.

MME 519
SEMINAR
MME 519 | MME | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Require no course description and/or content. Programme is course seminar for final year students and it is on different topics

MME 525
Refractory Technology
MME 525 | MME | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Refractory Technology (MME 525) is an optional elective course available in the department designed to enable interested students have more detailed knowledge in refractory production, use and related material science governing these. It is structured on the background general knowledge that the current students would have had in Fuels, Furnaces and Refractories (MME312). Hence the course draws on that background knowledge to move on to the relatively more indepth details of how inherent properties refractory minerals affects/dictates suitable technology in the course of the production. The inherent properties and production specifics combine to determine applications for the various refractories in the various service demands and environments encountered in the materials processing furnaces, ovens, kilns and stoves. These are all correlated in the course. Being a special elective of the last semester of a B. Eng. Degree training, the scientific and technical content are pitched towards that of professional course training.

MME 599
Final Year Project
MME 599 | MME | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Require no course description and/or content. Programme is course seminar for final year students and it is on different topics.

MME521
Non Ferrous Extraction and Refining
MME521 | MME | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

The emphasis will be on the limitations and factors influencing the choice of production and refining process i.e. the scientific and technological analysis of extraction processes. Outline of major competing routes of metal production from their ores. Ore treatments techniques (roasting, pressure oxidation, bio-oxidation). Thermodynamics and kinetics of hydrometallurgical processes; leaching. Cementation, precipitation, ion exchange and solvent extraction processes. Principles of electrometallurgy (electrowinning and electrorefining). Fire refining. Extraction and refining of most common commercial metals such as aluminium, copper, lead, zinc nickel, tin, gold etc.

MME523
JOININGAND WELDING TECHNOLOGY
MME523 | MME | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is a compulsory course designed for students in the field of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering to acquire quality knowledge in the area of joining of materials especially metallic materials. However, students studying mechanical and production engineering are not exempted from the benefits offered by this course as it provides sound knowledge and a dependable background on the principle, processes and practices that governs materials joining and welding technology.

MME527
NANOTECHNOLOGY
MME527 | MME | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed for students in the field of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering to acquire quality knowledge in Nanotechnology. Since Nanotechnology is multidisciplinary, students studying other engineering courses can benefit from the opportunities offered by this course as it provides sound knowledge of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology pulls theories and conceptions from various disciplines: comprising engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and computer science. It is being proclaimed as the next big technological revolution. Its use varied, ranging from traditional device physics, to molecular self assembly, to improving new substances with dimensions on the nanoscale.

MME529
Physical Properties of Materials
MME529 | MME | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is an elective, the course is designed primarily for students in metallurgical and materials engineering disciplines who wish to understand the science of materials: quantum theory, band and zone theory, amongst others.

MME 502
Powder Metallurgy
MME 502 | MME | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

The course will provide the students with the definition of powder metallurgy and also introduce them to the different powder making processes. Other stages that are involved in the production of metal powders will be studied. These stages include sizing and grading of metal powders, compaction of metal powders, sintering and finishing operations. Strong emphasis will be on the theoretical aspect of the course. Areas of application as well as economic importance in terms of investment will be considered. Advantages and the disadvantages of the process will be thought. The study will looked into the future trend for powder metallurgy process and products as well as safety in line with powder metallurgy process.

MME 504
Heat and Mass Transfer
MME 504 | MME | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

MME 504: Heat and Mass Transfer (3 Units) Basic derivation of transport properties based on kinetic theory of gases. Use of dimensionless parameters; Re, Se, Pr. Basic heat transfer equations and mechanisms-steady state and unsteady state heat transfer Heat transfer coefficients. Application of dimensional analysis to heat flow. Basic mass transfer equation. Mass transfer equations and models. Mass transfer between multiple phases; Mass transfer equipment; 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 similarity, Heat transfer in forced cross and longitudinal flow; Heat transfer and hydraulic resistance; Heat transfer by free convection and condensing vapours; boiling liquid ; Radiation heat transfer between solids separated by a transparent (diathermal) participating medium; Radiation heat transfer in absorbed medium, calculation of heat exchangers.

MME 506
FOUNDRY TECHNOLOGY II
MME 506 | MME | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed for students in the field of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering to acquire quality knowledge in the area of design and production of metals and alloys. However, students studying mechanical and production engineering are not exempted from the benefits offered by this course as it provides sound knowledge and a dependable background on how most engineering parts are produced. In fact, the sustainability of any manufacturing industry depends on the knowledge of foundry. This is simply because most parts needed in operation and maintenance is economically produced via foundry technology. The course is nourished with practical problems and solutions that will enhance the skill of the students especially those that are willing to be self reliant in future. The course is an entrepreneurship course that avail the student the opportunity of becoming self employed after they might have graduated from the University. Topics to be covered in the course include: melting practice; casting processes; gating systems; fluidity; risering; solidification of metals/alloys; casting defects; and casting design

MME 510
ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT & LAW
MME 510 | MME | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

The emphasis will be on the estimation techniques, production planning and control for managerial roles and network analysis. Issues concerning the Nigeria legal system will be addressed. Factors necessary for business establishment will be considered, which is inclusive of: (1) selecting a promising business idea, (2) initiating enterprises and obtaining initial capital, and (3) Legal issues for business beginners.

MME 516
Materials Selection
MME 516 | MME | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This is a course which is a summary of the entire knowledge acquired in the entire metallurgical and materials engineering programme. It has been designed for selection of appropriate and suitable materials for engineering designs and constructions. The principles of materials selection, which are types, structures, properties and applications, are covered in details.

MME 524
Composite Materials
MME 524 | MME | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed for final year student in building foundational knowledge in composites. It introduces the concept of: (1) Characterization and application of composite, (2) the methods of composite strengthening, and (3) production routes and performance of composites.

MME518
Materials Fracture and Failure Analysis
MME518 | MME | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is an elective, designed for students interested in building knowledge and technical expertise in the principles governing: (1.) design of engineering materials against crack induced fracture in service applications, (2.) diagnosis of cause(s) and mechanisms of failure, and (3.) experimental techniques for characterizing fractures. The course covers the fundamental types of fracture and their characteristic features, fracture modes and theories of fracture mechanics (the efforts of Griffith, Irwin etc will be highlighted). Derivation of fracture mechanics parameters using the energy balance approach and the stress field approach. The conditions for the use of fracture mechanics parameters such as the critical strain energy release rate (G1C), the critical strain energy release rate (K1C), J integral and crack tip opening displacement (CTOD) to establish tendencies to failure of materials will be strongly emphasised. Understanding of the mechanisms of fracture such as fatigue, corrosion fatigue, thermal fatigue, creep, and stress corrosion cracking will also be covered. The use of varied microscopy techniques for fracture studies (fractography) will be studied. The philosophy of performing failure analysis and steps involved in failure analysis investigations will be covered. Case studies on documented engineering failures and failure analysis reports will be discussed.

MME 520
Coal and Coke Technology
MME 520 | MME | 2nd Semester |

Course Synopsis

This course is an elective, the course is designed primarily for students in metallurgical and materials engineering disciplines who wish to understand the technology of coal processing, coking mechanism and coke oven gas and other by-products treatments.

MME 522
Materials Fracture and Failure Analysis
MME 522 | MME | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is an elective, designed for students interested in building knowledge and technical expertise in the principles governing: (1.) design of engineering materials against crack induced fracture in service applications, (2.) diagnosis of cause(s) and mechanisms of failure, and (3.) experimental techniques for characterizing fractures. The course covers the fundamental types of fracture and their characteristic features, fracture modes and theories of fracture mechanics (the efforts of Griffith, Irwin etc will be highlighted). Derivation of fracture mechanics parameters using the energy balance approach and the stress field approach. The conditions for the use of fracture mechanics parameters such as the critical strain energy release rate (G1C), the critical strain energy release rate (K1C), J integral and crack tip opening displacement (CTOD) to establish tendencies to failure of materials will be strongly emphasised. Understanding of the mechanisms of fracture such as fatigue, corrosion fatigue, thermal fatigue, creep, and stress corrosion cracking will also be covered. The use of varied microscopy techniques for fracture studies (fractography) will be studied. The philosophy of performing failure analysis and steps involved in failure analysis investigations will be covered. Case studies on documented engineering failures and failure analysis reports will be discussed.

MME 599
Final Year Project
MME 599 | MME | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Require no course description and/or content. Programme is course seminar for final year students and it is on different topics.