ECE Postgraduate Diploma Course Description

FEG 701: Engineering Mathematics I                                                           3 units

Review of matrix operation including inversion, Eigen values, Eigen vectors and Canonical transformations and application. Three dimensional vector representation, vector calculus, gradient, divergence and curl line, surface and volume integrals, Laplacian operations. Green’ Stoke’s and Divergence theorems and applications. Ordinary and partial differential equations, applications and physical problems. Complex variables, numerical analysis, special functions and integral, problem formulation, simple method of solution.


FEG 702: Engineering Mathematics II                                                         2 units

Complex variables: function, deviation, language series, Taylor series, Cauchy theorem, Cauchy formula, Cauchy integrals, Analytic functions, singular points, Residual problems, conformal problems and mapping. Special functions: Gamma, Delta, Beta and error functions. Fourier integral, Fourier transforms for solving partial differential equations.


FEG 703: Numerical Methods and Computer Programming                      3 units

Gaussian elimination, Gauss-Seidel methods and Newton-Raphson Heraton methods of solving linear equations. Forward and Backward difference tables, central

differential formula. Finite difference Solution to partial differential equations. Solutions of ordinary differential equations (1st and 2nd order) using Runge-Kutta method. Flow charting, Algorithms, inputs and output, Basic, Fortran and Modern Languages. Computer software analysis, Highway/Transportation, geotechnical, Hydraulics/ Hydtology problems and construction management.ICT.


ELE 721: Circuit Theory I                                                                            3 units

Elementary signals. Dynamic circuit behavior, oscillations. First and second order systems. Laplace and Fourier transforms. Time and frequency domain solution of circuit equations. Stability. Transfer function concepts. Applications of network theorems. Single-phase and three-phase circuits. Two-port network analysis. Introduction to computer-aided analysis.


ELE 722: Circuit Theory II                                                                           3 units

Laplace and fourier transforms revisited. Applications of Laplace transform to transient analysis of RLC circuits. Non-sinusodialpreriodic wave forms. Non-periodic signals. Different methods of network synthesis including Caurer, Foster, Long Division method, Partial fractions, etc. Conditions for reliability. Synthesis of non-linear resistive circuits. Computer applications in the analysis and synthesis of linear and non-linear circuits.


ELE 733: Electrical/Electronic Engineering Materials                                2 units

Review of atomic theory. Electronics configuration of engineering materials. Band-bond theory of solid semi-conductor devices. Dielectric and Magnetic materials. Masers and Lasers. Superconductivity; Magnetic alloys; ferrites, Optics.


FEG 709: Engineering Economics                                                                 2 units

Break-even analysis. Time value of money. Interest ratios (P/F, P/A, P/G etc.).Evaluating single alternative (PW, AW, FW, IRR etc.).Decision making among Alternatives (PW, AW, FW, IRR etc.).Equal lives and Unequal lives. Depreciation methods.


ELE 731: Electromagnetic Fields and Waves                                               2 units

Review of electromagnetic laws in integral forms: Gauss’law, Ampere’ and Faraday’s laws. Electrostatic fields due to distribution of charge, magnetic fields in and around current-carrying conductors. Time varying magnetic and electric fields. Conduction and displacement currents. Maxwell’s equations. Poynting vector, energy propagation and boundary conditions.


ELE 732: Electrical Power Principles                                                           3 units

Generation: Sources of energy (thermal, hydro, nuclear, solar, wind etc.). Economics of power supply (Tariffs, load curves, power factor correlation etc.). Power generation, transmission and distribution. Corona. Types of cables. Insulators. System protection. Performance charts.


ELE 744: Electrical/Electronic Measurement and Instrumentation           2 units

Principles of measurements: Measurement accuracy. Terminology. Signals. Potentiometers and Bridges. Instrument types: Voltage, current, power, energy and resistance measurements. Electronic and electrical instruments. The cathode ray tube (CRO).Transducers; magnetic affects measurements. Data recording. Spectrum analyzers.


ECE 752: Digital Electronics                                                                         3 units

Review of Boolean algebra and logic circuits simplifications. Flip-flops. Counters, Registers, Memory devices. Semiconductor technologies: MSI, LSI,etc. Interfaces. Digital converters, er.ADC, DAC, series/parallel converters etc. Microprocessors. Digital test and Maintenance equipments.


ECE 742: Electronic Devices and Systems                                                    2 units

Diode circuits. Analysis of single stage amplifier circuits. Multistage amplifiers. Oscillators. Power supply circuits. Wave-shaping circuits. Integrated circuits (ICs).OP Amps circuits.


ECE 702: Technical Report Writing                                                             2 units

Principle of communications. Preparation and writing of technical reports. Oral presentation.  Use of visual aids and other communication equipment in technical and research presentations.


ELE 781: Control systems Engineering I                                                      3 units

Open and closed loop systems. Modeling of physical systems. Dynamic equations of electrical, mechanical, thermal and fluid flow systems. Transfer functions of control systems components. System response and classification. Stability. Nyquist, Bode, Root locust analysis. Systems specification and introduction to design.


ELE 782: Control systems Engineering II                                                    3 units

Analogue computers. State space representation of control systems. Stability of linear and non-linear systems. Linearization of non-linear systems. Describing functions. Sampled data systems. Digital control.


ECE 711: Communications Principles                                                          2 units

A general communications system including; source, transmission, channel and destination. Analogue modulations systems. AM, FM, Phase modulation. Pulse modulation: PAM, PWN, PPM, PCM. Introduction to digital modulation techniques. Bandwidth considerations. Devices and systems for communications.


ELE 771: Electrical Machines                                                                       3 units

Electromechanical energy conversion systems. DC machines, transformers. Synchronous and induction machines. The machine as a generator and as a motor. Analysis of electromagnetic torque.


ECE 705: Reliability Engineering                                                                 2 units

Reliability concepts. Elementary reliability theorem. Measures of reliability failure time distribution models. Exponential, Weibull model. Fault tree analysis (FTA). Failure mode, effect and criticality, analysis.  growth. Maintainability and availability.


FEG 703: Engineer-in-the-Society                                                                 2 units

Philosophy of science, History of engineering and technology. Safety in engineering and introduction of risk analysis. The role of engineers in nation building. Invited lectures from professionals.


FEG 704: Law, Management and Entrepreneurship                                   3 units

Principles of management. Industrial group and organizational behaviour. Motivation. Industrial law, Legislation on wages, trademarks and patents. Laws of contract and sales of goods. Liability for industrial injuries. Industrial relations, trade unions, employer associations wages bargaining and the role of the state. Relevant topics on entrepreneurship designed by National Universities Commission for Nigerian Universities.


ELE 726: Power Electronics                                                                          2 units

Controlled rectifiers. Converters. Switching characteristics of diodes transistors and  resistors. Analysis of circuits using transistors as switches, power control circuits, characteristics of switching transformers, AC-DC converters. Power semiconductor devices protection. Wave form synthesis.


ECE 714: Digital Signal Processing                                                               2 units

Basic concepts and areas of applications. Discrete-time signals and systems; linearity, shift-invariance, causality, stability, convolution sum and frequency response. Review of sampling theory and Z-transform digital system realization. Finite-impulse response (FIR) and Infinite-impulse response (IIR) filter design. Discrete Fourier transform (DFT) and Fast Fourier transform (FFT).


ECE 735: Microcomputer Hardware and Software techniques                   2 units

Elements of digital computer design; control unit, programming, bus organization and addressing schemes, microprocessor, system architecture, bus control, instruction execution and addressing modes. Machine codes, assembly language and high level language programming, microprocessors and state machines. Microprocessor interfacing: input/ output technique, interrupt systems and direct memory access; interfacing to analogue systems and application to D/A and A/D converters. Systems development tools: simulators, EPROM programming assemblers and loaders. Microprocessor and microcomputers operating system and compliers. Microprocessor applications.


ELE 777: High Voltage and Switch Gear Engineering                                2 units

Methods of generation and measurement of high voltages. Type and tests on switchgears. Mechanisms of dielectric breakdown in gases, liquids and solids. Protection against over voltages. Switchgear construction oil switches. Air blast SF6, Vacuum circuit breakers.


ECE 713: Communication Systems                                                               2 units

Telephony: Antennas and wave probations mode. Radar systems. Satellite communication systems. Broadcasting systems (analogue and digital).Introduction to wireless communication system. Regulations. Telecommunication systems planning.


ECE 718: Microwave Engineering                                                                2 units

Microwave devices and circuits: variation Diode, parametric amplifiers, tunnel diodes, schottky diode. Gunn oscillators, frequency multipliers and up-converters. Microwave theory and techniques; transmission lines and waveguides, passive microwave devices: resonators, magic tree, TWT, etc.


ELE 778: Energy Studies                                                                               2 units

Global energy assessment. Primary and secondary energy sources. Renewable and non-renewable energy resources. Energy need of the country. Energy conversion techniques. Energy conservation. Energy management and auditing. Cost of energy.


ECE 725: Solid State Electronics                                                                  2 units

Physics and properties of semiconductors including high field effects, carrier injection and semiconductor surface phenomena. Devices technology: bulk and epitaxial material growth and impurity control. Metal-semi conductor interface properties, stability and methods of characterization. Controlled and surface-controlled devices.


ECE 736: Data Communication                                                                    2 units

Introduction to data communication systems: digital signals and characters, data signals, band rate, serial and parallel data transmission, network and network topology.

Base band analysis. Modulated carrier signals (ASK, PSK, QPSK, FSK, MSK, GMSK, etc.). Coherent and non-coherent detection of binary signals.Error rate comparison.

OSI model and functions of the layers.TCT/IP model and functions of the layers. Network management: Telecommunication network management. International standards.


ECE 799: Project                                                                                           6 units

Project titles are to be selected from an approved list of suitable topics. The actual work is to be carried out under the supervision of a number of academic staffs. The standard of work must be able to demonstrate the ability of the student to undertake independent work at a professional level of competence. Each student is required to give a project defense seminar on his/her work. The project work spans two semesters as ECE 799 (semester 3) ECE 799 (semester 4) respectively.