Department of Science & Technology

Program Objectives

Program Requirement

A general concept of the fundamental laws and theories of Chemistry; Gas laws of chemical combinations; Oxidation and reduction, Solutions – kinds and properties; Chemical kinetics, equilibra thermodynamics; Related problems. A study of non-metals, metals and their components; and a brief introduction to the fundamental ideas and the scope of Organic Chemistry. The laboratory work includes experiments, the fundamental laws, rate of reactions; heat of reactions, neutralization, oxidation and reduction; preparation of selected elements and study of their properties.

Basic communication course emphasizing listening, constructive or clear thinking, basic writing and speaking abilities. Includes reading and discussion of short prose selections intended to develop both the reading and writing skills of the students with emphasis on organization and development of ideas; writing of effective paragraphs and short compositions. 

Fundamentals of Engineering Graphics; different types of drawing instrument; their uses and characteristics; types of lines and uses; letters and lettering; freehand sketching; conventional drawing symbols; geometric construction.

Prerequisite: Passing of Placement Examination or Mathematics 003 – non majors. Topics to be covered: Properties of real numbers; Polynomials, Factors; Functions; Graph; Simultaneous equation, quadratic and Linear equations; Inequalities; Functions; Graph; Exponents; Radicals; Equations in three variables; Determinants; Sequences series; Bionomical theorem; Logarithms. 

Knowledge of the fundamental concepts in physics; It assumes a conceptual approach that focuses on enabling students acquire an understanding of scientific phenomena, facts, concepts, theories, laws and principles;  concept of motion, force, vector, gravity, work, temperature, heat, energy power are treated in an appropriate  manner. Laboratory work is also required.

This course provides each student with a practical opportunity to participate and develop skills in a variety of athletics. It stresses physical development, physical fitness, motor skills, elective sports, remedial and corrective exercises, and stimulus sports appreciation.

This course, which is a requirement for all students irrespective of their areas of specialty, is an introduction to computer application with 80% practical orientation. The students learn about the evolution of computer, the classification, the components of the computer and their functions, significance; indispensability of computers in our contemporary world; the practical applicability of computer in a real time situation. Introduces students to Microsoft Word Processing and data manipulation.

Instruction in writing original composition, short essays, short stories, and poetry; to enhance basic written and oral communication skills.

Geometrical construction of triangles; quadrilaterals (square, rectangle, parallelogram, rhombus, trapezium, kite). Construction of circles, tangents to circles, inscribed circles, other regular polygons, equal area, scaling: enlargement and reduction; luci, ellipse, helix and cycloids, Archemidian spirals.

Velocity, acceleration and displacement of simple harmonic motion (SHM); Hooke’s law, differentiation between stress and strain of various material media; elastic and plastic behavior of solids; Young’s Modulus; Rotation dynamics; Kepler’s and Netwon’s laws of Gravitation;  velocity of escape of rockets. Laboratory work is also required for successful completion of this course.

The second semester course is devoted to the scientific and philosophical aspects of physical education. It provides the student with greater knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, health education, objectives of physical education, and appreciation of his/her own body, the development of good health habits and the use of leisure time in creative ways.

A required course for all students regardless of discipline. This course is 80% practical oriented and is focused on data processing using spreadsheet. It provides students hands-on training in electronic spreadsheet using MS Excel 2010. Teaches general concept and processes of management information system, payroll calculation, petty-cash flow, data query, pivot/chart depiction of data, data integrity.PowerPoint and Presentation.

Integrated program which places emphasis on the effective development of basic communication skills such as reading comprehensive and writing. It is a study of styles as manifested through some selected narratives, expository, descriptive and argumentative prose and poetic works in English. Summary (précis) and narrative writing skills are fostered, and students are ultimately exposed to the methods and techniques of writing short research papers.

Earth structure; absolute and relative location of places; weathering and soils formation; sedimentary processes; types of sedimentary rocks; textures; classification and features; sedimentary structures; sedimentary environments; origin of magma; origin and propagation of seismic waves; magmatic rocks; textures; features; metamorphism; metamorphic rocks and textures; the rock cycle.

Temperature and Heat, determination of increase or decrease in temperature, changes due to temperature fluxes, heat transfer laws, gas laws, heat flow measurement, heat capacity,specific heat capacity, isothermal expansion, thermodynamics, real gas, Van Der Waal’s equations.

This is a course taught by an audio-visual teaching method. Pronunciation and syntax are improved through written drills and exercises.

Understanding earth’s structure; relative and absolute location of places on maps; understanding maps; their features and different types; reading and understanding topographic maps; construction of contour lines and topographic profiles; transition from topographic to geologic maps; extraction of geologic data from maps; recognition of various types of rocks (sedimentary, magmatic and metamorphic).

Understanding earth’s structure; relative and absolute location of places on maps; understanding maps; their features and different types; reading and understanding topographic maps; construction of contour lines and topographic profiles; transition from topographic to geologic maps; extraction of geologic data from maps; recognition of various types of rocks (sedimentary, magmatic and metamorphic).

Heat experiments; sources and production of heat; heat transfer in solid, liquid and gases; electrical method of determining the heat capacity of a body; experimentation with Newton’s law of cooling.

Origin of the earth and motives for studying the earth; internal structure of the earth; earth’s different layers; earth’s composition; geologic time; major events marking geologic time; relative and absolute dating; fossilization and the different types of fossils representing geologic ages; use of fossils in dating; stratigraphic principles and their application to dating of rocks and geologic events; deciphering the geologic history of a region.

Emphasis is on grammatical construct of the French Language. Pronunciation and syntax are improved through written drills and exercises.

Minerals; formation of minerals; classes of minerals; chemical and physical properties of minerals; crystal chemistry; forms and symmetry; introduction to mineral chemistry; genesis of common rock-forming minerals; mineral stability and phase diagram.

The periodic table of elements; major, trace and rare earth elements; volatiles and isotopes; crustal abundance of elements; classification of rocks; analysis and interpretation of geochemical diagrams; introduction to geochemistry methods used in mineral exploration (panning, sampling, geochemical analysis, data handling and interpretation).

Fundamental notions of mineral deposits; origin and formation of the different types of mineral deposits; types and classification of mineralization; morphology of ore bodies; mineral zoning, age and distribution of the different types of mineralization; ore formation and tectonic setting; case study of some of the world’s leading ore deposits; methods of studying mineral deposits.

Full study and analysis of geologic maps; construction of geologic cross section and structure contours; transition from office study to field investigation and plotting of field observations on relevant maps. 

Introduction to microscopes (elementary notions of optic physics); production and analysis of thin sections; microscopic studies of the optical properties of isotropic; uniaxial and biaxial minerals in natural and polarized light; microscopic recognition of the common rock forming minerals.

Earth’s structure; origin of magmas; classification; texture and nomenclature of igneous rocks; metamorphism; metamorphic rocks and textures; mineral assemblages; phase diagrams; introduction to radiometric dating.

Definition of structural geology and its scope of application; identification and classification of geologic structures; deformation: its influencing factors and different types, stress and strain; ductile and brittle deformation and their different structures; basis of plate tectonics; topographic and geologic maps; analysis of complex geologic structures; structural geology in mapping.

Ore; mineral economics and mineral exploration; mineralogy of economic deposits; geology of mineral deposits; morphology of ore bodies and economic significance; geophysics and geochemistry applied to mineral exploration; introduction to remote sensing in mineral exploration; data interpretation; decision to mine; techniques of evaluation of ore deposits, case studies.

Physics and structure of the earth; earth’s interior; methods of exploration geophysics: magnetic, gravimetric surveys. Seismic survey; data acquisition, processing and interpretation.Application of geophysics to mineral exploration.

General Field Mapping and steps used in Mineral Exploration

Geomorphology and its scope of application; origin and evolution of surface relief features; tectonic and structural landforms; structural interpretation; understanding regional geologic history; fluvial systems.

Issues of climate change; air and water pollution; water resources and significance; issues of sustainable development, environmental ethics and politics; geologic hazards; environmental issues of mining; environmental impact assessment; health and safety issues in mines; introduction to environmental policies regulating the operation of mines in Liberia.

Prerequisite: Passing of Placement Examination or Mathematics 003 – non majors. Topics to be covered: Properties of real numbers; Polynomials, Factors; Functions; Graph; Simultaneous equation, quadratic and Linear equations; Inequalities; Functions; Graph; Exponents; Radicals; Equations in three variables; Determinants; Sequences series; Bionomical theorem; Logarithms. 

Fundamentals of Engineering Graphics; different types of drawing instrument; their uses and characteristics; types of lines and uses; letters and lettering; freehand sketching; conventional drawing symbols; geometric construction.

Basic communication course emphasizing listening, constructive or clear thinking, basic writing and speaking abilities. Includes reading and discussion of short prose selections intended to develop both the reading and writing skills of the students with emphasis on organization and development of ideas; writing of effective paragraphs and short compositions. 

Knowledge of the fundamental concepts in physics; It assumes a conceptual approach that focuses on enabling students acquire an understanding of scientific phenomena, facts, concepts, theories, laws and principles;  concept of motion, force, vector, gravity, work, temperature, heat, energy power are treated in an appropriate  manner. Laboratory work is also required.

Basic materials used in construction, classification of materials used in construction, review materials science, thermal expansion, stress of materials, explain compression, tension and shear stresses, explain differences in response to stress, understand materials strength and calculate strain rate.

This course, which is a requirement for all students irrespective of their areas of specialty, is an introduction to computer application with 80% practical orientation. The students learn about the evolution of computer, the classification, the components of the computer and their functions, significance; indispensability of computers in our contemporary world; the practical applicability of computer in a real time situation. Introduces students to Microsoft Word Processing and data manipulation.

This course provides each student with a practical opportunity to participate and develop skills in a variety of athletics. It stresses physical development, physical fitness, motor skills, elective sports, remedial and corrective exercises, and stimulus sports appreciation.

Forces; Free Body Diagrams; Equilibrium of Simple Objects; and Machines and Structures Joined by Engineering Connections, Trusses, Friction, and Moments of Inertia.

Instruction in writing original composition, short essays, short stories, and poetry; to enhance basic written and oral communication skills.

A required course for all students regardless of discipline. This course is 80% practical oriented and is focused on data processing using spreadsheet. It provides students hands-on training in electronic spreadsheet using MS Excel 2010. Teaches general concept and processes of management information system, payroll calculation, petty-cash flow, data query, pivot/chart depiction of data, data integrity.PowerPoint and Presentation.

Topics to be covered: Measurement of angles; Radian measure; Arc length; Trigonometric ratios and functions; solution of right angled triangles; Applications; Heights and distances; Problems on navigation; Reduction of trigonometric functions of angles of any magnitude to acute angles; Graphs of Sine, Cosine, and Tangent, Identities; Equations, Sum and difference formulae; Solution of any triangle (Oblique).

This course is designed for students with little or no drafting background. Course content includes careers in drafting/engineering, use of drafting equipment, drafting techniques, lettering, geometric construction, multi-view and isometric drawings, sectional and auxiliary views, and basic dimensioning

Introduction to surveying, basic surveying techniques, measurement and construction surveying, basic mathematics of surveying, basic concepts of survey, measurement techniques, stationing and staking operations.

The course introduces students to the application of numerical analysis of shapes, points, angles, circumference, radii, parallel lines and segments. Students learn to calculate the areas and perimeters of triangles, quadrilaterals, circumference and area of circles, three dimensional shapes and their volumes and surfaces.

Topics include CAD equipment, software selection and interface; setting up a CAD workstation; upgrading a computer to run advanced CAD software; storage devices; storing, retrieving, back-up and sharing databases; file servers and local area networks (LANs); and transferring drawing files over the Internet.

Coplanar force systems, analysis of trusses, axial stress and strain, material properties, moments of inertia, analysis of surface and subsurface stress states.

Critical path methods for planning and controlling projects.Includes time/cost tradeoffs, resource utilization, task determination, time management, scheduling management, status reports, budget management, customer service, professional attitude, and project supervision.

The concepts of soils, Nature and occurrence of geological materials, weathering processes, physical properties and composition of soils. Chemical properties of soil, nature and properties of soils colloids, and soil PH. Soil organic matter, soil water properties and movement. Study of soil profile, factors of soil formation, soil genesis and soil conservation. Soil management and land classification. 

Freehand drawing, perspectives, delineation in various media, and development of students' graphical expression.Includes an introduction to various reproduction methods.

Quantity Surveying Measurement, Cost Planning, Estimating, Project Administration, Building Contract Law.

Students will be instructed in residential architecture drafting techniques required to design and draft floor plans, exterior and interior details, and structural representations. The course will use architectural CAD software to develop a full set of residential house plans.

Develop technical and job skills related to careers in the construction industry; develop teamwork and problem solving skills necessary in the construction industry; understand current construction industry trends and become familiar with standards for quality construction and trends in building technology; demonstrate skills in basic site layout, preparation, and leveling; learn basic floor systems; learn basic 

wall and ceiling framing; learn basic site layout, preparation, and leveling. OSHA standards for construction.

This course deals with environmental issues associated with construction activities. Topics to be covered in air, water and soil (ground) quality as well as environmental impact assessment (EIA) report formulation.

Architectural drafting procedures, practices and symbols, including preparation of detailed working drawings for commercial structure with emphasis on light frame construction methods.

The nature and scope of microeconomics; economic models; concepts of market and industry.Theory of demand and supply; Theory of consumer behavior; Theory of production; Theory of Cost; Theory of the firms.

Having completed principles of project management, this course will enhance the knowledge of students in the management of Construction Projects and its scope of operation.

Earth’s structure; origin of magmas; classification; texture and nomenclature of igneous rocks; metamorphism; metamorphic rocks and textures; mineral assemblages; phase diagrams; introduction to radiometric dating.

Estimating and Tendering, Project Cost Management, Monitoring, Construction Law, Procurement and contracts.

Ore; mineral economics and mineral exploration; mineralogy of economic deposits; geology of mineral deposits; morphology of ore bodies and economic significance; geophysics and geochemistry applied to mineral exploration; introduction to remote sensing in mineral exploration; data interpretation; decision to mine; techniques of evaluation of ore deposits, case studies.

Contracts Laws, Torts, Statutes, Cases,  Standard Forms of Contracts and its selection, Interpretation of the Standard Conditions, Definition of Scope of works, Drawings, Specifications, Contents of construction contracts, Liabilities of design, defects, Bonds, Security Deposits, Insurances, Warranties, Indemnities.