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This course is intended to equip the learner with sufficient theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the operation and application of computers. 

Learning objectives:

  1. Outline the role of computers in society
  2. State the characteristics  and components of computers
  3. Outline the types of computer software
  4. Outline the preventive maintenance and safety rules for operating computers.
  5. Create Text Documents by use of a  Word Processors
  6. Analyses data by use of electronic spreadsheets
  7. Apply databases to solve  real life problems



Computers : Role of computers in Industry, Education, Homes, Characteristics (of computers: Speed, Storage capacity, Types of information (processing), Accuracy, Retrieval, Updating information, Communication, Continuous working, Computer Generations, Computer Hardware: physicals components and Functional elements.  Printers: Types and their operations, COMPUTER SOFTWARE: Types of Computer Software, Safety And Preventive Maintenance: Safety Rules and Preventive maintenance measures, Cleaning Tools/Accessories, Word Processing: Create, Edit, Save, Print document and use templates to create documents. Advantages and disadvantages of word processors, Spreadsheets: - Definitions of - Concepts, Worksheet formatting, formulae and functions, charts, Printing of worksheets and charts, Databases: Definition, Types of databases, application databases. Applications: Data Handling: Data storage, retrieval and communication. Applications of IT in Water Engineering

Practicals: create text documents, spreadsheets, and databases

Resources: PC Trainer, Printer Trainer, Network Trainer

Learning activities: lecture, lab session,   demonstration, practical, group discussion, exercises

Reference: Data Processing By CS. French.

Learning Resources: E-books, videos, personal computers

Assessment: Written examination 70%; CATs and assignments 30%



The course is designed to equip learners with entrepreneurial skills as well  to enable the student develop competitive business plans

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course unit, the trainee should be able to: -

a)      Develop a positive attitudes toward self-employment

b)      Identify business opportunities within an environment

c)      Analyze factors likely to affect the success of a business

d)      Demonstrate the desire to venture into business

e)      Apply entrepreneurial competencies in business situations

f)       Demonstrate management skills necessary for running a successful enterprise

g)      Conduct market research and prepare a business plan.

Topics and Learning Activities:

Career Planning - Definition and terms, Vision and mission for one’s career, Career goals, Career options, Career planning. Entrepreneurship - Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship, Factors to consider in starting a business, Entrepreneurs contribution to economic development, Business and Environment, The role of entrepreneurs in business. Entrepreneurial Opportunities - Generation of business ideas, Recognizing business opportunities, Selection of a suitable market. Entrepreneurial Awareness - Business information, Procedures in starting a business, Sources of business finance. Factors considered in selecting sources of business finance, Legal aspects of business enterprise, Government policy in small scale enterprise, Tendering requirements, Choice of technology, Business ethics.  Entrepreneurial Motivation - Characteristics of a successful entrepreneur, Self assessment of entrepreneurial potential, Traits of creativity and innovativeness, Incentives for aspiring entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurial Competencies - Factors that influence decision making, Coping with change and competition, Consideration in risk-taking, Leadership qualities of an entrepreneur, Managing time. Enterprise Management - Setting business goals, Resource requirement, Basic business financial records, Interpreting financial statements, Costing and pricing, Production planning, Managing human resources, Public Relations

Learning Activities: lecturers, seminars, Case studies

Reference Material:

Learning Resources:


Main exam: written 40%

CATs: 10%

Business Plan: 50%


This course unit is intended to equip the trainee with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable him or her to communicate effectively to build trust and respect, and create environments where innovative ideas, problem solving, affection, and caring can flourish. It will be covered in one unit.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course unit, the trainee should be able to:

  1.   Describe and explain the concepts and principles of effective communication
  2.   Distinguish/identify various methods to store and retrieve information
  3.   Describe the steps of planning and conducting different types of meetings and interviews
  4.   Describe / explain the different processes of communication in an organization.
  5.    Determine / demonstrate various aspects of external communications




This course unit is intended to provide the trainee with relevant mathematical knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to enhance better understanding of his/her trade.  It will be offered in four units, namely; Trigonometry, Mensuration, Vectors and Coordinate Geometry

General Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course unit, the trainee should be able to: -

 a)      Understand mathematical techniques relevant to his/her trade

b)      Organize mathematical techniques relevant to his/her trade

c)      Interpret mathematical techniques relevant to his/her trade

d)     Use mathematical techniques to solve problems in his/her trade

e)      Use mathematical techniques to draw conclusions and make decisions in his/her trade

Topics and Learning Activities

ALGEBRA; Simplifying and factorisation of algebraic expressions, Quadratic equations: factorisation, completion of square method, quadratic formula and graphical method, Simultaneous equations: substitution and elimination methods. TRIGONOMETRY; Problems involving trigonometric ratios: Identities, Compound angels, multiple angles, Cosine Rule, Sine Rule, Heron’s Formula, Angles of Elevation, Angles of Depression, Bearings, navigation, Trigonometric equations: Solution of Trigonometric Equations. MENSURATION; Areas and volumes of regular figures, shapes and solids: Pyramids, Prisms, Cones and Spheres, Areas and volumes of irregular figures and solids: Trapezoidal Rule, Mid-ordinate Rule, Simpson’s Rule, Rectangular rule Learning Activities: Lectures, Exercises, Group Work, Teaching others. VECTORS; Addition and subtraction of vectors: Size, Direction, Representation Addition, Subtraction, Scalar Multiplication; Vector Application: Triangle of forces, Parallelogram of forces, Vector multiplication: Dot product (scalar), Cross product (vector).CO ORDINATE GEOMETRY; Cartesian equation to polar equation:  Convert Cartesian Equation to Polar Equation and vice versa, Polar equations graphs: Sketch Polar equation graphs, Parametric equation to Cartesian equation: Convert Parametric equations to Cartesian equation and vice versa, Application of Coordinate geometry: Form equations of Loci, Gradient and equation of a straight line, Perpendicular lines, Parallel lines, Equations(Normal to a curve, Tangent to a curve), Length of a line joining two points, Mid-point of straight line joining two points

Learning Activities: Lectures, Exercises, Group Work, Teaching others

Reference Material: Engineering Mathematics by K.A. Stroud, The Core Course for A- Level by L. Bostock and S. Chandler, Pure Mathematics by Backhouse, Technician Mathematics by Bird and May


Main Exam:  70%

CAT:   30%