TRANSPORTATION

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TMT 201 – TRANSPORT AND SOCIETY                                                           (2 Units)

Trends in size, distribution and composition of population, movement problem. Pattern of transport usage and depreciation. The development of leisure. The pattern and growth of tourism. Employment in transport; characteristics and their social implications. The subjective experience of work. Industrial conflict and democracy. Political influences on transport development, the growth of public participation, public versus private resources allocation. Future patterns of social and technological developments and their influence on transport (telecommunication, automation and robotics). Government policies and future plans in transport as a whole.

 

TMT 202 - TRAFFIC SAFETY MEASURES                                                        (2 Units)

Traffic principles and cultures. Traffic education and control (pedestrian education inclusive). Highway codes and their classifications. Traffic control signals. Defensive driving principles and practices. Responsibilities of parents, teachers and passengers. Enforcement features of characteristics for all modes of transport. Traffic offense statistics. Factors in accident cause. Accidents counter measures and safety issues. All the above should be taught in relation to all modes of transport. Laboratory Project Work.

TMT 203 – PRINCIPLES OF TRANSPORT                                                         (2 Units)

Functions of transport. General characteristics of roads, railways, inland waterways, seaways, airways and pipelines. Location of road and rail terminals, seaports and airports. Services and facilities required at transport terminals. Principles in the design of units of carriage. Units of carriage by road, rail, sea, air and pipeline. Types of prime mover. Motive power and its influence on road haulage and rail transport. Aircraft power units, Financial and legal aspects of transport. Transport documentation.

 

TMT 204 - TRANSPORT AND TOURISM                                                            (2 Units)

Introduction to transport and tourism; Trends in holiday and leisure travel; Demand and supply factors in tourism;  determinants of tourism and estimating magnitudes of their influence on tourism demand; Tourism and national development; Tourism transport issues; Tour package; Tourism safety and security; Tourism and public interest; Pattern and implication of tourism; The role of travel agents and other stakeholders;  Tourism cycles, directional changes, turning points; Public-private partnership in funding tourism; Strategic alliance and relationship in tourism; Air transport and tourism. Tourism and local economies.

 

TMT 301 – TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGY AND SYSTEMS                                 (3 Units)

Technological development in transport: Development in different modes of transport. Intelligent transport systems: Application and uses of ITS and relation to the Nigerian situation. Components of transport systems: Details about the way, the unit of carriage, terminal and units of propulsion. System component for road: Details about the way, the unit of carriage, terminal and units of propulsion for road transportation. System component for rail transport. Details about the way, the unit of carriage, terminal and units of propulsion for rail transportation. Units of carriage and propulsion for air transportation. Details about the way, the unit of carriage, terminal and units of propulsion for air transportation. Units of carriage and propulsion by sea. Details about the way, the unit of carriage, terminal and units of propulsion for sea transportation. Pipeline: Details about the way, the unit of carriage, terminal and units of propulsion for air transportation. Mass transit Technology and systems: Different types of mass transit systems and applications.

Lab: Project Work.

 

TMT 302 – URBAN PLANNING                                                                            (2 Units)

Basic studies and development of planning policies in urban planning; urbanization, rural-urban migration; population forecasting techniques and economic characteristics of population. Land use, trends; land use decree in Nigeria and its effects on farming and industrialization, zoning of urban land, (CBD, residential, open space, industrial, etc). Theory of Urban structure; Concentric, Multicentric models; Accessibility as a characteristic feature in relation to the urban structure.

 

TMT 303 – TRANSPORT ECONOMICS                                                                (3 Units)

The economic function of transport in the economic development of a country. The supply and demand characteristics of transport; travel pattern and demand models, Concept of competition, co-operation and complementary among modes. Economic characteristics of transport systems, speed, load factor. etc. Concepts of transport Costs; cost estimating; standardized cost models and current costs. Commercial policy with regard to depreciation, substitution and utilization, cross-subsidization and unremunerative services. Common transport policy in regional communities like ECOWAS. Government policies in the context of future of transport development.

 

TMT 304 – MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF TRANSPORT                   (2 Units)

Elements of transport; The structure and organization of transport; pattern of ownership-private, semi-public and public; size of transport enterprises and the scale of their operations; government participation in and control of transport, organizational concepts; management structure and composition of boards of directors; division of responsibilities – line and specialist management; centre and unit operation, delegation of responsibility. Policy formulation in transport organization; management criteria-profit maximization, public service, quality, customer needs and service levels; policies and practices of statutory/regulatory transport organizations (National and International). The role and functions of trade and transport users associations. New developments in transport operations and systems.

 

TMT 305 – TRANSPORT GEOGRAPHY                                                                      (3 Units)

Transport and economic Geography. Economic Resource base. Theory of spatial organisation and distribution of economic resources. Regional differentiation, comparative cost and industrial locations. Location of Natural resources in Africa and Sub-regions of Africa. Elements of Transport geography. Transport in Africa, African railways; e.g. railways of the North, West, East, Central and Southern Africa. Regional Groupings. Africa airways; analysis of inter-regional routes and linkages. African seaports, their locations, growth problems and prospects. Geography of the sea, routes canals and straights. The oceans of the world and continental shelves. The limitations of the costal zones. Environment of sea transportation, political, economic and legal considerations. Famous seaports of the world. African highways and the issue of connectivity; the Lagos plan of action (trans-African highways, future and prospects).

 

TMT 306 – TRANSPORT EVALUATION AND FINANCE                                    (3 Units)

Transport project time-value calculations and comparison of alternatives based on their annual worth, present worth and rate of return and social cost benefit analysis.  Principles of transport finance; problem of capital acquisition in airlines, shipping, rail and bus transportation. Revenue of firms: production decisions, costs of transport service provision, profit analysis of transport firms, pricing techniques. Transport business evaluations to determine preferred investment alternatives or replacement policy; financial considerations for private investment and cost benefit analysis for government projects in transport. The economics of production in transport: cost estimating and forecasting; time-cost trade-off. Financing Management: capital equipment investment appraisal methods. Break even analysis. Budgeting and financial control.  Case Studies.

 

 

 

 

TMT 307 – AUTOMOTIVE ENGINES                                                                   (3 Units)

Principles of Thermodynamics; thermodynamic properties and processes, first and second law, ideal gas and power cycles. Principles of Internal Combustion Engines; Principles of operations of four and two strokes engines; Operations cycles; diesel and petrol engines power principles; cooling and lubrication systems; and power transmission system. Principles of service and maintenance; minor and major faults diagnosis and repairs of these faults; routine service and maintenance.  Laboratory: Project Work.

 

TMT 308 – COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN TRANSPORT                            (2 Units)

Introduction to computers systems; control, processing and inputs/outputs units, programme control, assembler concept and instruction formats, input/output programme segmentation and linkage, external sort/merging and merge algorithms. Date structures stock queues, lists free and algorithms for their implementation. Basics techniques of design and analysis of efficient algorithms for internal and external sorting/searching. Algorithms for dynamic storage allocations. Database management system design. Data banking in transport management. Survey of existing packages in transport; vehicle routing packages, vehicle scheduling packages, arterial signaling, advance cargo information system (ACIS), geometric information system, Highway Development, Models (HDM), ASCICUDA, etc.  Lab: Project Work.

 

 

TMT 309 – STATISTICAL METHODS IN TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT        (3 Units)

Application of econometric methods in transport. Statistical inference; estimations and sampling distributions, interval estimation; further hypothesis testing. Simple regressions and applications; violations of the conditions of the standard regressions model, e.g. serial correlations, heteroskedasteicity. Measurement and specifications errors. Multiple regressions; the multi collinearity problem, the use of dummy variables. Analysis of categorical data. Estimation simultaneous equations; dynamic equation models and data’ the identification problem. Transformations in econometric methods. Introduction to time series and index numbers. Survey of statistical applications in transport, e.g. data fitting of Poisson, binomial, Gaussian distribution, etc. Poisson as model of waiting times and queues.

 

TMT 401 – RESEARCH METHODS IN TRANSPORT            STUDIES                         (2 Units)

The nature of transport surveys for transport management, with some examples. Sampling and design of samples, estimation and hypothesis testing, accuracy, bias and precision; sampling distributions and standard errors. Types of sample design: random sampling, stratification; cluster and multi-stage sampling, sampling with varying probabilities; area sampling, multi- phase sampling, replicated sampling and quota sampling. Panel and longitudinal studies. Other aspects of sampling; sample size; sampling frames, (random numbers, analysis of response errors; non-response problem. Example of random sample designs in transport surveys; transport consumer surveys, surveys and analysis of attitudes and preferences. Scaling methods, motivation studies. Market segmentation. Methods of collecting data, the designing of questionnaires, survey planning and execution. Data processing, coding tabulation and computations. Computers as data capture devices, analysis, interpretation and presentation of transport survey results.

 

TMT 402, TMT 404 & TMT 406     STUDENT’S INDUSTRIAL WORK EXPERIENCE SCHEME                                                                                                                        (12 Units)                                    

 

Students are attached to private and public organizations with a view to making them acquire practical experience and, to the extent possible, develop management skills, focusing on one of the specialized areas of Transport Management. Students are supervised during the training period and shall be expected to keep records designed for the purpose of monitoring their performance. Students are also expected to submit a report and research seminar on their experience.

 

TMT 403 – PORTS PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION                             (3 Units)

Goals of port planning. Port capacity and capability. Determination of berth and traffic optionality. Port planning stages: hydrological surveys, metrological surveys and geological surveys, site selection, traffic estimation, evaluation, master planning, implementation. Industrial port development Social, economic and political considerations in port planning. Financing port development. Berth layouts. Quantitative techniques in port planning: e.g. queuing theory, simulation and marginal use analysis. Administration of individual Nigerian merchant and Naval ports. Documentation procedures at the ports. Comparison global practices in ports administration. Development of airports: aircraft technological advances and their impact on the planning and design of airports: airport development planning: airport master plans air traffic and demand analysis, surface access and demand airport capacity, airport movements, environmental study, ground access: vehicle parking: economic and financial feasibility. Airports planning and development strategy in Nigeria. The principal characteristics and organization of airports. Airports of the world; comparisons of different airports, new technology in airports. The roles of airport management:- statistics and performance indicators. Quantitative techniques in airport planning, e.g. queuing theory, simulation and marginal use analysis. Airport finance and administration; airports accounts and pricing policies. Airport coordinating: a review of coordination pattern worldwide.

 

TMT 405 FIELD TRIP                                                                                                     (1 unit)

Students are expected to visit different transport formations across the various modes of transport. This could be conducted locally or internationally.

 

TMT 407 – AIR TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT                                                (3 Units)

Development of air transport on the international scene; organization and dissemination of information on climate and meteorology, operating procedures: control of air space, communication, navigation. flight planning and operation; aircraft maintenance and overhaul, aircraft performance and cost characteristics in relation to Take—Off—Land (TOL) and cruising weights, motive power units. capital cost. obsolesces. amortization, speed range and payload. Airline management: Policy formation and Implementation. corporate planning, direction and control. Application of management techniques e.g. Operations research and organization and methods, work study, airline scheduling; fleet utilization rout selection and time-table production; load factor and frequency. Legal requirements for safe operation e.g. training and licensing of crew; international standards for design and construction of aircraft and equipment; regulation of air transport and the role of ICAO and IATA: legal liabilities of carrier, national controlling bodies and their powers. Marketing and commercial policy; determination of rules and charges. pooling procedures, bilateral operating agreements and role of IATA.

 

TMT 409 – AVIATION SAFETY AND SECURITY                                             (2 Units)

Restrictions on airport access. Safety: measuring air safety: Some hazards; The Q-statistics; Are some airlines safer than others? A collision risk assessment; midair collision risk. Security:  September 11 in context; some costs of aviation security; some security procedures; is it worth it? The two economic paradigms; A European Dilemma; A Nigerian Dilemma; More security Dilemmas.  Case Studies.  Lab: Project Work.

 

 

TMT 411 – ROAD PASSENGER TRANSPORT                                                       (3 Units)

Development in the Urban inter-city and local context of road passenger transport in Nigeria, highway codes and their effect on standards of operation; special facilities e.g. priorities, one-way systems: various designs of types of vehicle in use and planned and their advantages and disadvantages for, particular operations; fare collection equipment and systems; on and off vehicles, sale of tickets, passenger-operated equipment, tokens etc.; the effect of private cars, lorries and other vehicles on public transport operation. Bus, stations and other transport terminals. Pedestrian movement and associated system e.g. escalators and conveyors; types of service; urban, inter-urban, tours excursion, private hire and express. Organization of passenger transport; various systems of ownership and control both in public and private sectors; analysis of the organization, staffing and operations of typical firms, size and scale problems. Policy formulation and implementation; corporate planning, local authority policy and control; government regulations, management techniques of O. R., etc. time-table, routes, rostering of vehicles and crew, methods used to control operations, and supervision on the road. Vehicle replacement; legal requirements for safe operation e.g. the Road Traffic Acts, Public Passenger Vehicle Acts, etc. Marketing and Commercial policies; determination of fares and charges for services; social services — grants and subsidies.  Lab: Project work.

TMT 413 – RAIL TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT                                              (2 Units)

Development of rail transport in the world and Nigeria in particular; high speed passenger trains; heavy capacity freight services and urban passenger systems. The rail network and its maintenance; route determination and selection; development and closure of lines, track layout and signaling; methods of financing the rail infrastructure; track and load gauge in use and advantages and disadvantages; optimizing line capacity. Performance characteristics of motive power units; capacity of passenger and freight rolling stock; and ancillary equipment; inter-relationship of rail transport to other modes; intercity commuters’ passenger services; and high, speed container and bulk commodity freight services. National, regional and Local organization of rail transport; alternative forms of organization, operation and staffing; stations, terminals and marshalling yards; size and scale problems in rail transport. Policy formulation and implementation; corporate planning; direction and control; management information; operating practice in railway management operation. Legal requirements for safety of operation and training of operating staff; the Rail Act. NRC Act etc.; government regulations, social services and subsidies/grants.

Lab: Project Work.

TMT 415 – NAVAL ARCHITECTURE                                                                  (3 Units)

The functions of a ship, the layout of the ship, types of ship. Principal terms in naval architecture, ship draughtsman ship, practical lines drawing assignment, body lines, sheer plans, body plan, half-breath plan, bottom line, etc. principal dimension, coefficient of forms, ship form calculations, integration rules and methods, Trapezoidal, Simpson’s Techebytheffs, Gauss rules. Ship hydrostatics. Archimedes’s law, Principles of stability and buoyancy, Dynamical stability, stability criteria, Met Centre, Centre of gravity, Righting moments, Floating, Transverse and Longitudinal Stability. Structural components of a ship, Behaviour of ship in waves, Hogging and sagging conditions, classification rules and statutory regulations in ship building, classification societies. IMO (International Maritime Organisation), Load line, Tonnage capacity, Dales and Grains. Shipping Technology, Shipyards, laughing.

Lab Work

Application of the Bench Top, Ship Inertia Stability Apparatus, The Techebytheffs Sections Apparatus and Large Angle Ship Stability. Dynamometre in determining the following;  Centre of gravity, Metacentric height, Free surface effects, Period of loll, underwater form of a fully loaded ship at different angles of heel. Righting lever, draft and change of train.

 

TMT 417 – MARINE AUTOMATION AND CONTROL                                     (2 Units)

Definition of automation and control. Fundamentals of control, principal components, utilisation, economy, safety and display, cybernetics in the maritime industry, Radiotelephoning and radiotelegraphy, Morse Code and signaling at sea ports. Alarm scanning and data signaling logging; control actions; proportional, integral derivative.  Actual controller types; Master pressure, fuel oil, diesel, steam.  Boiler and turbine controller system, autopilot. Regulatory bodies requirements.

 

TMT 501 – INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS I                                   (3 Units)                               

The State of the Art in ITS: The Broad Scope of ITS; A Working Definition of ITS; Current Status of ITS; A Critical Review of the State of the Art in ITS. New Meta-Level Principles for an Untapped ITS: Technological Mine; Meta-Level Principles; ITS Mine and New Mining Implements; Examples of Formidable Challenges and Amazing; ITS Opportunities. Fundamental Issues in Transportation Systems: Principal Characteristics of ITS; Scientific Validation of ITS Designs through Modeling and; Simulation. DARYN: A Distributed Decision-Making Algorithm for Railway Networks: Introduction; The DARYN Approach; Algorithm; Proof of Freedom from Deadlock; Modeling DARYN on a Loosely Coupled Parallel; Processor; Implementation of DARYN on ARMSTRONG; Performance of DARYN. RYNSORD: A Novel, Decentralized Algorithm for Railway Networks with Soft Reservation: Introduction; the RYNSORD Approach; Modeling RYNSORD on an Accurate, Realistic, and Parallel Processing Test Bed; Implementation Issues; Simulation Data and Performance Analysis. DICAF: A Distributed Scalable Architecture for IVHS; Introduction; DICAF: A Novel, Distributed, and Scalable Approach to IVHS; Modeling DICAF on an Accurate, Realistic, and Parallel Processing Test Bed; Implementation and Debugging Issues; Simulation Results and Performance Analysis of DICAF.

 

TMT 502 –  INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS II                             (3 Units)                                                  Stability of RYNSORD under Perturbations: Introduction; Formal Definition of Stability of RYNSORD; Modeling RYNSORD for Stability Analysis; Implementation Issues; Stability Analysis of RYNSORD; Error Criteria for Stability Analysis; Steady-State Analysis; Perturbations to the Input Rate and Stability Analysis; Perturbations to System Characteristics and Stability Analysis; Perturbations to Interstation and Train-to-Station Communications; Perturbations  Relative  to  the  Track Segment. Modeling and Simulation Techniques for ITS Designs: Introduction; Virtual and Physical Process Migration Strategies for ITS Designs; Virtual Process Migration Strategy; Physical Process Migration Strategy; Software Techniques Underlying the Process Migration Strategies; Software Techniques Underlying VPM; Software Techniques Underlying PPM; Implementation Issues; Simulation Results and Performance Analysis. Future Issues in Intelligent Transportation Systems. Description of   the   RYNSORD Simulator on   CD-ROM and Scope of Experiments; Installation; Overview; Getting Ready to Run;  network out; Helper Scripts; Input Generation; Output Files; Troubleshooting; How You Know It Is Working; Problems; Track and Communication Failures

 

TMT 503 – TRANSPORT PLANNING                                                                   (2 Units)

Transport and pattern of development; role of transport in growth and development of settlements, towns agricultural and industrial societies. Inter relationship between land use patterns and transport; trip generation; distribution, assignment and modal-split models. Traffic demand modeling for urban  and regional socio-economic activities and suitability of transport modes to traffic demands. Planning for inter-modal transport system (rail, road, sea and air). Transportation planning processes; administrative hierarchy, urban and systems approach. Environmental and energy implementations of transport plans. Role of non-statutory bodies in planning. Lab: Project Work.

 

TMT 504 – PRINCIPLES OF INSURANCE IN TRANSPORT                                      (2 Units)

History and General Aspects of Insurance as regards the Transport Industry. Formation of Transport Insurance — Sea, Air and Land. Policy and its content. Premiums — Differed premiums, Additional premiums returnable premiums. Insolvency of the Insurer. Insurable interest. Cargo Interest, Hull Interest, Incidental Interest. Double insurance, Assignment, Proximate cause. Marine perils, Extraneous risks. Perils not covered. Attachment and Termination of risk. Time and Voyage Insurances. Different Voyage. Change of Voyage, Deviation. Excuse for deviation. Excuse for deviation and delay. Total and actual total Loss. Constructive loss. Valued and unvalued policies. Salvage and salvage charges, Reinsurance. General Average Adjustment.

TMT 505 – TRANSPORT POLICY AND MANAGEMENT                               (3 Units)

Transport Policy and Management – concept and component; The Need for Transport Policy; Parties in Transport Policy and Management. Setting goals and Objectives; Types of Goals and Objectives; Transport Policy Formulation; Administration Processes and Strategies; Constraints to Policy Administration; Institutional Framework for Policy Administration; Types of Instruments; Regulatory Measures; Administrative Measures; Enforcement Issues. The need and objectives in monitoring and review; The Monitoring Team – composition and functions; The Review Process – Strategies, Mechanisms and Outcome; Transport Coordination Issues. Case Study - Trend in Nigeria Transport Policy and Administration.

 

TMT 506 – INTERMODAL THROUGH TRANSPORT                                                  (3 Units)

Concepts of Unit loads, palletization and containerization and their technological advances. Development of container services, consortia, conferences, joint services, air, road, rail and sea; development in Nigeria. Management of through transport operations; role of international associations/organizations e.g. IATA, ICAO, 1MO, NSC, NIMASA, NPA etc. Management techniques e.g. operations research organization and method etc. Types of container, equipment and vessels/vehicle in use throughout; supply and demand characteristics. Through transport operations; economies of scale, cross subsidization, leasing, documentation and application for information systems: public policy and regulations; international conventions; customs, health, IMO and bilateral government agreements.

 

TMT 507 LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT                   (3 Units)

                                 

Introduction to logistics and distribution;  Integrated logistics and the supply chain;  Customer service and logistics;  Channels of distribution; Key issues and challenges for logistics; Planning framework for logistics; Logistics processes; Logistics network planning; Logistics management and organization; Manufacturing and materials management; Basic inventory planning and management; Inventory and the supply chain; Purchasing and supply; Principles of warehousing; Storage and handling systems (palletized); Storage and handling systems (non-palletized); Order picking and replenishment; Receiving and dispatch; Warehouse design; Warehouse management and information; International logistics: modal choice; Intermodal transport; Road freight transport: vehicle selection; Road freight transport: vehicle costing; Road freight transport: legislation; Road freight transport: planning and resourcing; Cost and performance monitoring; Benchmarking; Information and communication technology in the supply chain; Outsourcing: the selection process Introduction;  Security and safety in distribution; Logistics and the environment.

 

 

 

TMT 508 – AIR CARGO OPERARTIONS AND MANAGEMENT                         (2 Units)

Air Cargo Traffic and Capacity;  Air Cargo Market Characteristics;  Economic and Technical Regulation;  Supply: Freight Airlines (Network Carriers, Low-Cost Carriers, Regional Carriers, Major Domestic Carriers, Passenger Flights Combination Carriers, Freight of Combination Carriers, Freighter Flights by Freight-Only Carriers);  Supply: Integrated Carriers, Post Offices and Forwarders;  Air Cargo Alliances and Mergers;  Aircraft and Flight Operations for Air Freight;  Airport and Ground Operations for freight;  Distribution and Marketing;  Pricing and Revenues: Cargo Revenue and Yield Trends;  Airline Costs;  Air Cargo Financial Performance;  Air Cargo and the Environment;  Air Cargo Forecasting;  Air Cargo Issues and Prospects.

 

TMT 509 – AIRLINE MANAGEMENT                                                              (3 Units)

Airline economics, Markets and Demand; Fundamentals of Pricing and Revenue Management; Airline Operating Costs and Measures of Productivity; Airline Planning Process: Fleet Decisions and Planning Methods, Route Planning, Schedule Development; Airline Schedule Optimization; Flight Operations: Regular and Irregular Operations.

 

TMT 510 – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN AIRLINE OPERATIONS        (3 Units)

Evolution of Computer Reservations Systems; Terminology and Capacities of Reservation Systems; Alternative Airline Distribution Channels; Impacts of Alliances and Code Sharing on Distribution; IT Challenges of Evolving Distribution Channels; Internet Distribution Channels; Electronic Ticketing; Implications for Airlines and Consumers; Innovations in Passengers Processing.

 

TMT 511 – AIR NAVIGATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY                        (2 Units)

Elements of an Air Traffic Control: Communication System, Navigation System, Surveillance Systems, Flight and Weather Information Systems; Airspace and ATC Structure; ATC Operations; Standard Procedures; Capacity Constraints; Congestion and Air traffic Management; Future ATC Systems; National, Regional  and International Organizations in Air Traffic Control.

 

TMT 512 – ROAD FREIGHT MANAGEMENT                                                        (2 Units)

Development of road freight transport in the world and Nigeria in particular: The highway codes and their effect on trucking operations. The vehicle, motive power, container and equipment; various designs and types; operating characteristics, economies of scale, palletization and containerization. Categories of freight traffic and types of services e.g. trucking, distribution (Local, national and international), etc. Management aspects; organization of trucking firms (public and private); size and scale problems; policy formulation and implementation, corporate planning. Direction and control; regulation and taxation marketing and commercial policies. Operation practices; routing and scheduling of vehicles, staff and traffic; analysis of cost of operation and cost control methods, vehicle replacement, safety and security of vehicle and cargo. Lab: Project work.

 

TMT 513 – PIPELINE, POWER AND ENERGY TRANSMISSION                       (2 Units)

History of pipeline transport in Nigeria. Heavy capacity freight services i.e. gas, and oil distribution. Milk and other items distribution. i.e. solid materials. Energy force for pipeline network distribution. Pipeline management and protection. Loading and discharging points. Risk on human, environment and ecology. Pipeline operation and technology development. Pipeline planning and usage in water distribution. Oil spillage and impact of pipeline on land usage.  Lab: Project Work.

 

TMT 514 HIGHWAY INFRASTRUCTURAL PLANNING & MANAGEMENT(3 Units)     

Characteristics of National Highway Network: rural and urban road pattern; administrative and functional classification of highways; traffic characteristics; traffic volume studies, ADT, AADT etc. Highway design, design criteria and approximate costs different standards of highways; factors affecting traffic capacity, traffic control system and automation. Highway administration and management, road financing and maintenance. Highway development in Nigeria and maintenance problems. Lab: Project Work.

 

TMT 515 – TRAFFIC AND HIGHWAY ENGINEERING                                        (3 Units)

Traffic Operations: Characteristics of the Driver, the Pedestrian, the Vehicle, and the Road. Driver Characteristics, Perception – Reaction Process, Older Drivers’ Characteristics, Pedestrian Characteristics; Bicyclists and Bicycles Characteristics; Vehicle characteristics, Road Characteristics. Traffic Engineering Studies – Spot Speed Studies; Volume Studies; Travel Time and Delay Studies; Parking Studies. Highway Safety – Issues Involved in Transportation Safety; Strategic Highway Safety Plans; Effectiveness of Safety Design Features. Fundamental Principles of Traffic Flow – Traffic flow Elements; Flow-Density Relationship; Shock Waves in Traffic Streams; Gap and Gap Acceptance. Intersection Design – Types of At-Grade Intersections; design of Railroad Grade Crossing. Intersection Control – General Concept of Traffic Control; Conflict Points at Intersections; Types of Intersection Control; Signal Timing for Different Colour Indications; Freeway Ramps. Capacity and Level of Service for Highway Segments – Two-Lane Highways; Freeways; Multilane Highways. Capacity and Level of Service at Signalised Intersections – Definition of terms; level of service at signalised Intersection. Materials and Pavements – Soil Engineering for Highway Design; Soil Characteristics; Basic Engineering Properties of Soils; Classification soils for Highway Use. Lab: Project Work.

 

TMT 516 – SHIPYARD TECHNOLOGY                                                                 (2 Units)

Shipyard layout, modern ship facilities, drawing offices, loafting, computer-aided ship design, production planning and scheduling. Materials for ship building, sea ship trails and standardisation, ship repairs of selected parts, Dry-dock, ship conversion, launching of ship; end and side launching. Launching calculations.

TMT 517 – SHIPPING MANAGEMENT                                                                (3 Units)

Trends in modern shipping and completion. Shipping and export; shipping and import; ownership structure; organization of a shipping company; policy formulation and implementation; corporate planning in shipping. Distraction and control. Liner conferences. Tramps, types of charters and charter parties:-lime, voyage and demise charter. The ship-broker. Freight rate, port dues and rate. Ship chartering. Policy formulation and implementation, corporate planning. Effect of external factors, e.g. regulation, taxation, management techniques, control, operating cost. Ship management: ashore and afloat. Facilities required to ensuring smooth transfer of passengers and good at the port, transshipment and distribution of cargo. Effect of new technological developments and research. Political control and public attitudes. Control of sea pollution. The system of training and certifying navigation and engineering officers. Duties and responsibilities of ship’s officers and crew. IMO, NIMASA, NCS, NPA and other relevant international advisory and regulatory bodies.

TMT 518 – MARINE ENGINEERING                                                                (3 Units)

Marine Boilers and Boilers Mountings. Feed water treatment combustion of fuel. Boiler request. Marine Turbines, Gas Turbine. Marine Diesel Engine, general description, Arrangement Ship (i.e fuel oil supply). Compressed –Air, Lubrication and Water/Oil Cooling System. Supercharging Maneuvering. Engineers duties at sea and in Ports. Marine nuclear Engines. Basic principles of Operations. Basic Principles of Refrigeration. Shafting Fundamental systems, Steering gears. Principles of Fire prevention and precaution, types of fire and methods of extinguishing, statutory requirements.

Lab Work

Using the ship variation to carry experiment to produce resonance curves. Aptitude curves to 2-node and 3-node flexural node in air and water using a car diesel engine to demonstrate the working of the marine diesel engine.

TMT 519 - MARITIME SAFETY AND CONTROL                                                 (2 Units)

Definition, classification, varieties and alternatives to formal port, tides, draft, and navigation channel/canals. Berths, berth layout, shed, communication network links and roads, port charges. History of navigation, definition of modern navigation collision avoidance system, collision risk assessment. Some costs of maritime security; some security procedures; is it worth it? Maritime safety of ships, fire protection devices and materials. Fire fighting, maritime life boats and equipment. Economics and management of maritime safety; national data base and road safety statistics. Restrictions on seaport access. Safety: measuring maritime safety: Some hazards Regulations and regulatory bodies, international safety of life at sea (ISOLAS), maritime safety administration in Nigeria.

Laboratory: union purpose rig, Macgregor slewing ramp, and hull section steam with rudder, core end, midsection cargo and mid-section oil, for structural parts identification and hands-on experiences of cargo handling operation.  Case Studies. Lab: Project Work.

 

TMT 599 - FINAL YEAR STUDENT’S PROJECT                                                    (6 Units)

All final year students are required to carry out an independent research project on any field of transport. A supervisor shall be assigned to each student to guide him/her to achieve this purpose. At the end of the exercise, students are expected to defend their project work.