This course involves studio work in two and three dimensional graphics vocabulary. Emphasis is on the conceptual and perceptual techniques in measured and freehand drawing. Each student is to maintain an A3 size portfolio of drawing containing: Freehand sketches of buildings and their surroundings; measured drawings in isometric and axonometric projections and drawings in varying media (ink, water colour, oil poster, etc.)
This course is mainly a practical oriented course. It is an introduction to freehand sketching. It provides a basis for which students can develop their graphic communication in architecture by expressing themselves using pencils and markers etc on paper or any other suitable media. It takes steps towards introducing the students to line drawings, sketches of assembled objects within the studio, sketches of human figures, cars, trees and a combination of all these, rapid sketches of objects, buildings, and buildings entourage, and also introduction to simple floor plans. As a practical course, the focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their drawing abilities using freehand techniques (i.e. without the aid of mechanical drawing instruments) and prepare them for architectural design -a studio base course in higher levels. Topics to be covered include Line exercises, sketching assembled objects, cars, trees and people around buildings. Rapid sketches of assembled objects, buildings and entourage to such buildings and image transfer in black and white media among others.
This is an introductory course to architecture. It stresses the definitions of architecture, the qualities of works of architecture and the role of the architect in the building industry. It emphasises drawing and the various graphic communication media and reproduction equipments and materials. It is designed to lay a solid foundation in understanding of the key issues in architecture, both in theory and practice. It explores the significant buildings in history and the architects who have made the architectural history in different ages. Topics to be covered also include introduction to various types of structural forms as a systematic classification informing structural decisions in various building types. The course is designed as a first-year course for students of architecture programme of the university.
GNS 101 is English for Academic Purpose (EAP) course. The objective of this course is to equip students with skills that are necessary for learning and studying effectively in a university and communicating in English as a Second Language. Topics taught include: Time Management; Study Skills; Scientific Word Formation; Parts of Speech; Aspects of English grammar, Note-taking/Note-making.
This course is designed primarily for all students admitted into the Federal University of Technology, Akure. It provides a comprehensive knowledge and insight into engineering drawing as a basic tool of engineering. Topics to be covered include: Instruments for engineering drawing and their uses. Drawing Paper Sizes; Margins; and Title Blocks. Lettering and types of line. Geometrical construction: bisection of lines and angles and their applications. Polygon, tangency, locus of simple mechanisms. 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. Use of engineering drawing software of the department.
Space and Time, frames of reference, Invariance of physical laws, relativity of simultaneity, relativity of time intervals, relativity of length, units and dimension; standards and units, unit consistency and conversions. Kinematics vectors and vector addition, components of vectors, unit vectors, products of vectors. Displacement, Time and average velocity, instantaneous velocity, average acceleration, motion with constant acceleration, freely falling bodies, position and velocity vectors, acceleration vector, projectile motion. Motion in a circle and relative velocity. Fundamental laws of mechanics: forces and interactions, Newtonâ€™s first law, Newtonâ€™s second law, mass and weight, Newtonâ€™s third law. Statics and dynamics: application of Newtonâ€™s laws, dynamics of particles, frictional forces, dynamics of circular motion. Galilean invariance, universal gravitation, gravitational potential energy, elastic potential energy, conservative and non-conservative forces. Work and energy, kinetic energy and the workenergy theorem, power, momentum and impulse, conservation of momentum, collisions and momentum conservation, elastic collisions, centre of mass. Rotational dynamics and angular momentum angular velocity and acceleration, energy in rotational motion, parallel axis theorem, torque, torque and rotation about a moving axis, simple harmonic motion and its applications. The simple pendulum, damped oscillations, forced oscillations and resonance.
This course is an exploratory practical course in physics. It is designed for students in Physics and allied disciplines. It is a course designed so as to provide hands-on training in the use of some laboratory equipments as well as in report writing. As a practical course, the focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their knowledge in Physics. Students are made to perform some experiments in the laboratory. These experiments are taking from mechanics and properties of matter and Optics, which are the core aspects of the Physics courses taking by students at the first semester of their 100 Level. Here, six major experiments are to be set and demonstrated for students. They are: i).Measurements, ii) Determination of acceleration due to gravity using spiral spring method, iii) Determination of acceleration due to gravity using compound pendulum method, iv) Determination of moment of inertia of a rigid body, v) Determination of refractive index of glass using rectangular prism, vi) Determination of refractive index of glass using triangular prism.
This course will give the students an understanding of the origin, growth and decline of settlements as a reflection of social economic, political and physical forces. It will inform students about industrial settlements and contemporary human settlements in developed and developing countries. The influence of the philanthropic movement on town planning, public health laws, and garden city movements will equally be discussed. Also, issues of Land Tenure 2 System will be discussed Case studies of towns in Nigeria both historic and contemporary ones will be highlighted. Issues of urbanisation process will also be discussed. The merits and demerits of advances in Science and Technology will equally be highlighted.
This course is mainly a practical oriented course. It is a continuation of ARC 103 -Freehand sketching, which is an introduction to freehand drawing. It provides a basis for which students can develop their graphic communication in architecture by expressing themselves using pencils and markers etc on paper or any other suitable media. It takes a step further by introducing the students to quick sketches, shades and shadows and different rendering techniques including water colour and other wet media. As a practical course, the focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their drawing abilities using freehand techniques (i.e without the aid of mechanical drawing instruments) and prepare them for architectural design-a studio base course in higher levels. Topics to be covered include quick sketches, shapes and forms, landscape studies and figure drawings, use of shades, shadows and colours for rendering, detailed/complex sketches and colourful image transfer among others.
This course is a continuation of ARC 101. Basic introduction to the representation of building elements, materials and applications in working drawings: Plans, Elevations and Sections; simple 3-dimensional drawings. Consideration of colour, line, value, texture and form as effective elements of visual communication.
This course is designed to increase the studentsâ€™ capacity to visualise and communicate in several graphic media and also to recognise form, texture, structure, space and colour as related to works of art. As a practical course, the focus is to impart basic skills on the students in order to enhance their visual literacy level and prepare them to appreciate the aesthetic components of art and architecture. Basic understanding of the principles of Art, graphics and design in architecture will be addressed. Topics to be covered include meaning, context, and significance of the elements and outcomes of designs in graphics, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, painting and printing as related to architecture.
This course is one of the preparatory courses on basic manufacturing processes, an important aspect of Mechanical Engineering. It is a compulsory course taken by all 100 level students in the university. The course is practically oriented and designed to introduce students to Mechanical Engineering workshop practices, manufacturing processes and properties of engineering materials which will help them as they progress in their courses. The course will help the students to be conversant with the workshop hazard and to observe all safety practices and codes. It cuts across all sections and departments of Mechanical Engineering workshop. Topics to be covered include introduction to basic manufacturing processes, organisation of workshop, workshop hazard and safety practices and codes, properties of engineering materials, bench-work and fitting, introduction to turning exercises (straight and step turning chamfering, screw cutting), milling and milling exercise, drilling techniques and exercise, sheet metal work, welding and soldering technique with exercises. Others are properties of wood, wood work and joinery exercises, workshop measurements, refrigeration and airconditioning: principles of operation, refrigerants and trouble shooting, Methods of leak detection, charging and discharging, safety precautions.