This course introduces the students to General Biology as a whole. The scope of Biology and its place in human welfare including characteristics of life, concepts in Biology, topical issues in Biology and career opportunities. Diversity and classification of living things. Cell structure and organization; functions of cellular organelles; diversity, general reproduction, interrelationship of organisms, heredity and evolution. Elements of ecology and types of habitat. Differences between plants and animals. Variation and life cycles of plants to include non-vascular plants like algae, fungi, bacteria, viruses, bryophytes and pteridophytes. Varieties and forms, life cycles and functions of flowering plants.
Atoms, atomic structures, atomic theory, aufbau method, Hundâ€™s rule, Pauli Exclusion principles, atomic spectra, molecules and chemical reaction, energetics, chemical equation and stoichiometry, atomic Structure and; Modern electronic theory of atoms; Radioactivity; Chemical kinetics, collision theory, Kinetic theory of gases, solution, solubility and solubility product. Electro chemistry, electrode potential, half-cell equation.
Historical survey of the development and importance of organic chemistry, nomenclature and classes of organic and purification of organics compounds; qualitative and quantitative organic chemistry; stereo chemistry; determination of structure of organic compounds; Electronic theory in organic chemistry; saturated hydrocarbons; alkanes. Unsaturated hydrocarbons; alkenes, alkynes and aromatics. Functional group; carbonyls, halides, carboxylic acids and hydroxyl. Periodic table and periodic properties; periodic law. Moseleyâ€™s law, Valence Forces; structure of Solids; molecular and ionic forces. The Chemistry of selected metals and non- metals Quantitative analysis.
- History of Computers - Characteristics of a Computer System - Introductory to Programming - Strategies and techniques for application development - structured programming - problem decomposition and organization - basic debugging skills - visual basic programming language
This course is designed for a semester in Fortran Programming language for undergraduate Computer Science, Mathematical Science and Engineering students. The course covers general concepts and introduction to Fortran Programming with Fortran 03 (or Fortran 2003). Fortran 03 contains all of the features of the later version Fortran 77/95 needed to write complete and workable Fortran programs. Even though the course may not, in to full details, give everything the students need, it covers the basic features needed to be a good Fortran programmer and an introduction to the important new features of Fortran 03. This course has found profound and significant applications in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and other related fields.
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.
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.
EMT 201 explains the origin of entrepreneur ideas with the following areas of concentration: the Just price, the Mercantile revolution, Sir Williams Petty, Adams Smith among others; Cantillon on entrepreneurship, the classical school, particularly Ricardo, Jean Baptists Say, Walras, Keynes, Schumpeter among others. The course will also review the history of entrepreneurship in some developed economies such as Britain, France, Germany, USA and Japan.
â€¢ This is a foundation course, and designed primarily for second year students in the Department of Entrepreneurship Management Technology. The course is meant to expose the students to the history and fundamental concepts, principles of entrepreneurship and its significance to socio-economic development. As a theory course, the focus is to impart useful knowledge to the students in order to prepare them for higher level materials which they will encounter in the Department as they progress in their study. Topics to be covered include : â€¢ Definitions of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs, as well as Entrepreneurs and their functions; Nature and History of Entrepreneurship; Background Theories and Entrepreneurship Thought; Nigeria entrepreneurship history; Relationship between Entrepreneurship and Management, Approaches to Entrepreneurship and Identification of investment opportunity.
EMT 204 is designed to acquaint and familiarize the students with the applications and relevance of Statistics in decision-making. Consequently, topics that will be considered include: nature of statistics, methods of data collection, organisation and the presentation of data, measures of location and partition, the measures of dispersion, elementary probability and sampling distributions, the testing of hypotheses, correlation and regression analysis, time series analysis and index numbers.
This course is an exploratory introduction of different stages involved in Entrepreneurship Management. It is designed primarily for students in Entrepreneurship Management Technology and allied disciplines, with the aim of introducing them to different steps involves in setting up and management of Enterprises. The course outline is divided into three sections namely: (i) Creation of the enterprise, with emphasis on creativity, evaluation of investment opportunities, risk bearing/consideration and decision making. (ii) Management of enterprise which includes planning for management of resources, location and sourcing of raw material and different production methods. Others include scale of operation for different enterprises, sources of finance available to entrepreneurs quality assurance with regard tostaff and marketing strategies. (iii) Nature and Characteristics of Entrepreneurship which emphasises roleof leaders or manager in an organisation, their leadership style and motivating factors.
EMT 301 is designed to introduce the student to the world of entrepreneurship. Furthermore, as a general study course and more importantly, a first-time course in entrepreneurship for non-management students, the course aims to expose the students to entrepreneurial activities as well as accentuate the entrepreneurial spirit in each student for innovative activities in a dynamic world of opportunities. Topics that will be covered include the definitions of entrepreneurship, entrepreneur and characteristics, new venture creation, types of business ownership, staffing and marketing, capital requirements for the new enterprise, insurance, the business environment, innovation and the feasibility study.
This course is designed primarily for third year students in the Department of Entrepreneurship Management Technology.The course is meant to give students an insight into the fundamentals, operations and management of small business and also its significance to economic development in Nigeria. The focus is to impart useful knowledge on the students in order to prepare them for higher level courses which they will encounter in the Department as they progress in their studies. Topics to be covered include: â€¢ Definitions of small scale business; Classification of SMEs; characteristics of SMEs for a self-reliant economy; Small business and Entrepreneurship; Small business idea and business opportunity; small business plan; legal issues in small business management, Basic accounting for small business management; SMEs and the Nigeriaâ€™s Economic vision; Enabling environment for small business management in Nigeria; problems of small business management in Nigeria; Regulatory infrastructure for SSI development; Regulatory Agencies and industrial associations for small business in Nigeria; And Achieving success in small business.COURSE OBJECTIVES
This course is an exploratory introduction to social Entrepreneurship. It is designed primarily for students in Entrepreneurship Management Technology and allied disciplines, with the aim of introducing them toused social entrepreneurships to solve social problem.Topics to be covered include meaning of social entrepreneurship; social entrepreneur;differences between social and business entrepreneurship; history of social entrepreneurship; example of leading social entrepreneurs; current practice and contemporary social entrepreneurs; youths social entrepreneurship; government involvement in social entrepreneurship; the role of NGO’s and religion organisation in empowerment and social entrepreneurship; first ladies and government functionaries involvement in entrepreneurship in Nigeria; and relationship between empowerment and social entrepreneurship.
Demand Forecasting and Production Planning; Aggregate Planning; Inventory Control And Management; Quality Control; Maintenance and Replacement Analysis; Materials Management; The Human Factor In Production
EMT 307 is designed to familiarise the students with the relevance of the production function and how to apply the principles of production management in an organisation. This will enable the students, after graduation, be able to face the changing challenges of managing operations in the manufacturing and service related organisations. Consequently, topics that will be considered include: general introduction to Operations and Production management, operations strategy, facilities location, layout of facilities, project planning and scheduling, work methods and measurement, operations scheduling, project planning and scheduling.
The course is designed primarily for students in Entrepreneurship Management Technology and allied disciplines, with the aim of exposing them to the practical aspect of entrepreneurship. The course outline is divided into three phases: (i) Topicsto be covered include how to starting a new venture, selecting a promising idea, initiating enterprise and opportunities, market analysis, legal aspect of starting a businessorganisational control, finance and diversification decisions. (ii) The Department would invite resource persons to give talks/ lectures on their business experience in their areas of operation. (iii) Students are to write and submit business proposals to the Department.This will
EMT 309 is designed to introduce the student to the nature and philosophies of science, technology and the environment. Furthermore, it aims to examine the interactions between these concepts. The interaction of man with the techno-scientific environment is also paramount to this course. Topics include the definitions and differences in these concepts: science, technology and environment, the scientific method, origin and history, the environment, science and technology policy.
This course is designed primarily for third year students in the Department of Entrepreneurship.The course is meant to provide additional knowledge to students in the areas ofcreativity, sourcing for new ideas and methods of generating new ideas for new ventures. It will also provide the students with the requisite skill for investment decisions and evaluation criteria. The focus is to train and prepare students with the requisite skill for developing the business concepts and sustaining same in a competitive environment.
• This course is designed primarily for third year students in the Department of Entrepreneurship Management Technology.The course is meant to give students an insight into the role and importance of money in the economy and the roles of financial institutions especially commercial banks in regulating the creation and supply of money in the economy. As a theory course, the focus is to impart useful knowledge on thestudents on the operations of monetary and real (goods) sectors of the economy; thereby preparing them for higher level courses which they may take in the Department as they progress in their study. Topics covered include: • Nature, forms and functions of money; Banking concept; Money and Capital market; Principles and functions of different types of banking institutions; The regulatory role of the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN); Money creation; The banks and money supply; Money and Economic activities; Fiscal and Monetary policies; Inflation; Money and non- Monetary assets; Consolidation of banks in Nigeria: Capitalisation, Merger and Acquisition; Non- interest banking; specialised banks: Merchant bank, Bank of Commerce and Industry, and Agricultural bank
EMT 316 is designed to acquaint the students with the world of project analyses. The course intends to expand the creative minds of the student to create and sustain innovative business and high technology ventures. The course will enable the students develop the aptitude to be creative and innovative at establishing technology-related enterprises. Topics that will be considered include: general introduction and the course overview, the mindset of the entrepreneur, the industrial revolution, the environment of business and technology, opportunities for technopreneurship, agencies that support technopreneurship in Nigeria, intellectual property right and the Nigerian copyright law.
Link with small scale and other forms of businesses, Meaning, Nature, Characteristics, Scope of Medium Scale businesses, Emergence of Medium Scale businesses, Formation. Economic Importance, Roles, Problems, Frustrations, Benefits of Operating Medium Scale, Financial Aspect and analysis involving Medium scale businesses. Human resources management (HRM) involving Medium scale businesses. Objectives, the practice and importance of HRM in medium scale enterprises. Entrepreneur and Strategy formulation/ strategic management. Role of Employee and managerial behavior in successes or failure of strategy implementation. Predicting the dynamic environment of medium scale businesses. Impact of environmental change on the Strategies and Performance of a firm. Discussions and tutorials and Case studies on: Recent Developments affecting small and medium scale businesses in Nigeria, Recent and current policy formulations and implementation processes relating to SMEs. Past and recent news items relating to small and medium scale businesses, entrepreneurial developments and growth.
EMT 409 is designed to familiarise and equip the students with the relevant knowledge and skills to enable them carry out research, being a pervasive exercise across many disciplines, sectors and organisations. This will enable the students contribute meaningfully to changes and developments in all spheres of human endeavour where research is needed. Consequently topics that will be covered include: understanding research, the research process, choosing research topics and proposal, the research design, sampling/sample size, the feasibility study
This course is about Entrepreneurship risk and insurance policy. It is designed primarily for students in Entrepreneurship Management Technology and allied disciplines, with the aim of introducing them to different insurance policy associated with business and enterprises. The course outline is divided into two sections namely: (i) Entrepreneurship risk, emphases on risk management, (ii) Insurance policy which includes historical development of insurance, need for insurance, types, nature and characteristic of insurance, function, benefit and cost of insurance, insurance contract, principle of insurance and insurance marketing. Emphasises most also be on insurance associations and operation in Nigeria.
This course is designed primarily for final year students in the Department of Entrepreneurship.The course is meant to provide additional knowledge to students in the areas of operations and management of purchasing, procurement and supply procedures in the organisation. The focus is to trainand prepare students for future practice as entrepreneurs and managers in the areas of store management, procurements, purchasing and supply.
Definition of concepts; The Nature of Project Analysis, Potential Sources of Project Ideas, Choice of Product/ Service, Market Research, Product Planning and Development, Choice of Technology, Cost Benefit analysis of Project, Programming, Project Execution, Application of Critical Path Method (CPM) and Project Control; Project finance, Sources and Cost of Capital
The Scope of business/Ventures; the Characteristics of Ventures from Social, Legal and Economic Perspectives; Forms of ownership, Organization and Management; Marketing, Production, Finance and Accounting Functions, Government and Business. The Social Responsibility of Business, International Business; Problems of Nigerian Enterprises; The concept of Social Good, the creation of social networks, NGOs and Practice in evolving non- profit Organizations.
Introduction to entrepreneurial finance: Definition, Importance of finance to start-up business, Core principles of entrepreneurial finance. Reasons why firms need fund. Determination of the financial needs of a strat-up, Factors entrepreneurs need to put into consideration before sourcing for funds, Financing challenges of entrepreneurs. Raising finance for small business, Financing decisions of the firm, How much and when to raise capital. Sources of finance for business, Internal sources and external sources, Personal savings, retained earnings, friends and relatives, bank loan, bank overdraft, long term loan, equity finance, venture capital, angel financing, leasing, factoring, trade credit, government grants. Structured finance/financial structure, Capital structure, Structure finance and capital structure compared. Company valuation, Approaches to company valuation, Income approach, Asset approach, Market approach. Contract of employment, Meaning, Terms and conditions of employment, Duration of employment contract, Wages and employment contract.
Overview of culture; major cultural origins in Nigeria; definition of cultural change; roles of cultural change in entrepreneurship; indigenous business enterprises; cultural aspects of entrepreneurship; cultural change and entrepreneurship in the past and present in Hausa traditions; cultural change and entrepreneurship in the past and present in Igbo traditions; cultural change and entrepreneurship in the past and present in Yoruba traditions; influence of culture on entrepreneurial activities among major ethnic groups in Nigeria; cultural change institutions in Nigeria.
Introduction to business opportunity scouting: perceiving market opportunities; sources of new business opportunities; method of generating ideas; difference between ideas and opportunities; creative problem solving; developing business concept and conducting marketing research; strategies for scanning and evaluating business opportunities; legal issues in starting a business; introducing new products and business locations; product planning and development process
This course is designed primarily for second year students in the Department of Entrepreneurship. The course is meant to introduce students to the basic ideas of starting a business and how to discover a profitable venture. The main focus is to train and prepare students on how to generate business ideas and be self-employed
This course is designed primarily for third year students in the Department of Entrepreneurship.The course is meant to provide students with the requisite knowledgein the areas of firms’ growth and expansion strategy, consolidation of core corporate activities, streamlining of input and resources through mergers and acquisition
ENT 308 is designed to familiarise and equip the students with the relevant knowledge and skills to enable successful entrepreneurs as change agents in any sector or organisation. This course will enable the students contribute meaningfully to changes and developments in all spheres of human endeavour. Consequently topics that will be covered include: introduction to change management, the dimensions of change, pre-requisite for change, resistance to change, communicating and implementing change, change failure.
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 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.
The objectives of this course are to: ï‚· Introduce students to basic engineering mechanics ï‚· Provide students with opportunities to develop their knowledge of applied Mechanics.
Function of a Real Variable: Definition of Functions of Real variable, Types of function. Graph of a function of real variables: Graphical representation.Limits and continuity of functions of real variables: Idea of limits of functions of real variable, the rate of change of a function, differentiation from first principle, the concept of continuity of function of real variable, Limits and limit location.Techniques of differentiation:Differentiation of the sum and difference of functions, differentiation of a product of functions, differentiation of a quotient of functions second and higher derivatives, differentiation of a function of a function, differentiation of inverse functions, differentiation of implicit functions, differentiation from parametric equations. Application of differentiation: Applications to kinematics, the tangent and normal to a curve, the maximum and minimum of a function.Extreme curve sketching: Turning points of a curve,minimum and maximum values of a curve.Integration: Integration of a constant,methods of integration , integration of rational algebraic fractions, integration by substitution, integration by partial fractions, integration of trigonometric functions . Applications of integration: Application of geometry and mechanics, areas of plane shapes,volume of plane shapes.
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.
Science and technology is a discipline that is concerned with the multiple interaction amongst science, technology and society as they lead to the improvement of the quality of the life of a man. The course outline involves the scientific evolution of man, science and the need for science, Energy resources, the role of technology in the national economy, Education for technology etc.
This course is an exploratory, school course in Micro economics that is designed primarily for students to manage and generate new ideas pertaining to business firms or organisations. However, it also meets the need of students in the other fields, as a course that provides student with the basic understanding of business organisations. As a theoretical course, the focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their research methodology skills, innovations and its importance to technological development. Topic to covered includes; Nature of Paradigms in the social science, abstract models and social economic change. The nature and method of economic system, Supply, demand and elasticity. The cost of production. Price and output determination under pure competition-monopoly, monopolistic competition and oligopoly. Demand for economic resources; wages, rent, interest and profit determination.
This course is an exploratory, first course in macroeconomics theory is designed primarily for students in management disciplines. However, it also meets the need of students in the field of management, as a course that provides student with the basic understanding of national economy, overall aggregate and factors that affects a country national income. As a theoretical course, the focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their management of limited economic resources and application at national levels. Topics to be covered include National income accounting, the business cycle, unemployment and inflation, the banking system, the supply and demand for money, changes in equilibrium level of net national product and multiplier.
This course is an introductory course meant to acquaint students with science background with basic commercial accounting methods, to afford its understanding and adaptation to personal and business activities.
This course is an introduction to the nature, scope and application of psychology in the workplace. However, it also meets the need of students in other fields, as a course that provides hands-on training in the application of psychology to the workplace to enhance job satisfaction and productivity. The focus of the course is to impart useful skills on the students to understand individual differences and still be able to integrate perfectly to achieve individual aspirations and organisational effectiveness. Topics to be covered include psychology of human development and personality; social psychology; working in groups; group dynamics and effectiveness; work integration; social skills in supervision and management; community and national behaviour; psychology and socio-technical systems and selection and training procedure.
Evolution of management thought and practice. Different schools of management thought, managerial function and processes, organizational management, classical and neo theories, contemporary organizational theories and management by objectives. Management by exception.