Importance and scope of agriculture. Land and its uses with particular reference to agriculture. Introductory crop production. Agricultural ecology of Nigeria. Agronomy of some arable crops. Land preparation. Harvesting, processing and reservation method. Farm tools and machinery including tractor driving and by-products. Basic farm management techniques. Fisheries and wildlife production. Forest products. General introduction to livestock production and health.
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.
This course is the first course in operational meteorology and it is designed primarily for students in Meteorology. It introduces the students to measurements of most meteorological variables with minimal error. The different coding techniques and formats are also introduced to the students. Making the observation understandable to other meteorologist without the fear of language barrier by using the necessary codes are deeply explained to the students while plotting these codes on charts is also introduced to the students.The focus is to expose students to different forms of codes, WMO approved International Codes (AAXX), (PPAA & PPBB) and
ïƒ˜ This course is introductory to the study of Mining Engineering. It is designed primarily for mining engineering students to keep them abreast of what Mining Engineering is all about and to prepare the students for the task ahead. This course is about rocks and minerals â€“ their origins and classifications. It also entails mining methods (surface and underground methods) that can be employed to excavate the rocks/minerals from their parent rocks or formation place. The course is compulsory and it will also cover unit operations in mining, Mine Surveying, GIS, and stages in the life of a mine. Mining and its consequences, processing and uses of minerals will also be taught. Finally, Government roles and regulation will be discussed.
This will involve field planting. Each student will be allocated a field plot for the planting and management of an arable crop. Students will be exposed to practical work in animal production and health, fisheries and wildlife management, and crop and forestry nurseries.
In this course students will learn the measurement techniques and instrumentation used in atmospheric sciences. The course will consist of lecture, laboratory and field work. The course will introduce students to the techniques of instrument calibration, deployment, and data acquisition. Students will become familiar with upper-air sounding techniques, remote sensing instruments such as SODAR and Radar, air-quality gas analyzers, and turbulence measurements from sonic anemometry.
This course is the first course in numerical analysis designed for students in mathematics, physical sciences, engineering, mineral and earth sciences. The focus of the course is to equip students with basic useful skills to solve numerically both theoretical and empirical problems leading to linear and nonlinear equations. Topics to be covered include numerical solution of algebraic and transcendental equations; curve fitting; error analysis; interpolation and approximation; zeros of non linear equations in one variable; system of linear equations; numerical differentiation and integration.
This course introduces the concept of classical wave theory and optics. It covers the basis of waves including phenomena like acoustic waves, harmonic and damp oscillatory systems. It also covers diffractions of electromagnetic waves and their applications.