Four Year Programme

Revised Four-Year Standard Undergraduate Degree

Programme in Industrial Technical Education

Philosophy of the Programme

The programme is geared towards skills acquisition in different areas of human endeavour for gainful employment. With competence in the acquired skills, the programme graduates will have something to offer to themselves and to the society.


The objectives of the programme are to train:

  • teachers who can occupy teaching and leadership positions in Secondary Schools, Technical Colleges, Colleges of Education, Universities and Training Programmes in Industrial Establishments.
  • entrepreneurs in the Mechanical trades; Electrical trades; Electronic trades; Woodwork trades; Automobile trades; and Building trades.
  • graduates who can be self-employed in their various trades.


The specific areas of Vocational and Technical Education covered by the programme are: Automobile Technology, Building Technology, Electrical Technology, Electronic Technology, Metalwork Technology, and Woodwork Technology. The Department of Industrial Technical Education offers B.Sc. Industrial Technical Education in the following areas of specialization:

  • Building and Woodwork Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Technology
  • Metalwork and Automobile Technology


Entry Requirements

For admission into any of the degree programmes, prospective candidates must satisfy the University of Nigeria minimum entry requirements and should also meet the following requirements:


For a Four-Year degree programme, UTME candidates are required to fulfill any one of the following requirements:

  • The candidate must possess five O’Level credits, which must include English Language, Physics or Mathematics in West African Senior Secondary School Certificate (WASSSC)/Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC)/ General Certificate of Education (GCE) or National Examination Council (NECO)/National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), obtained in not more than two-sittings.
  • City and Guilds Intermediate plus credit in Mathematics or Physics in West African Senior Secondary School Certificate (WASSSC)/Senior Secondary School Certificate(SSSC)/ General Certificate of Education (GCE) or National Examination Council(NECO)/National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB).
  • National Technical Certificate in relevant Trade areas.
  • West African Examination Council (WAEC) Technical Certificate in relevant Trade areas.

Stress Areas                                                                                                           Stress Code

Industrial Technical Education                                                                                   0

Automobile Technology                                                                                             1

Building Technology                                                                                                  2

Electrical Technology                                                                                                 3

Electronics Technology                                                                                               4

Metalwork Technology                                                                                               5

Woodwork Technology                                                                                              6

Seminar                                                                                                                       8

Project                                                                                                                         9



First Year

First Semester

Major Courses Title Units
VTE 101 Foundations of Vocational and Technical Education 2
ITE 111 Introduction to Automechanics and Metalwork Technology 2
ITE 121 Introduction to Building and Woodwork Technology 2
ITE 141 Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Technology 2
Required Ancillary Courses
COS 101 Introduction to Computer Science 2
MTH 111 Elementary Mathematics I 3
MTH 121 Elementary Mathematics II 3
General Studies Courses
GSP 101 The Use of English I 2
GSP 201 The Social Sciences 2
Total   20


Second Semester

Major Courses Title Units
ITE 102 Technical Drawing I 2
ITE 104 Basic Technology 2
ITE 106 Ceramics, Plastics and Rubber 2
ITE 112 Automechanics Technology Fundamentals 2
ITE 124 Building Construction Technology I 2
ITE 144 Electrical and Electronic Technology Fundamentals 2
Required Ancillary Courses
MTH 112 Elementary Mathematics III 3
General Studies Courses
GSP 102 The Use of English II 2
GSP 202 Issues in Peace and Conflict Resolution 2
Total   19



Second Year

First Semester

Major Courses Title Units
VTE 201 Industrial Work Experience in Vocational and Technical Education 1
VTE 203 Curriculum Development in Vocational and Technical Education 2
ITE 203 Industrial Safety 2
ITE 231 Basic Electrical Laboratory Practical I 1
ITE 233 Principles of Electricity I 2
ITE 251 Metalwork Technology I 2
ITE 261 Woodwork Technology I 2
Required Ancillary Courses
EDU 211 Educational Psychology I 2
STA 131 Inference I 2
CED 341 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2
General Studies Courses
GSP 207 Humanities I 2
Total 20


Second Semester

Major Courses Title Units
ITE 202 Technical Drawing II 2
ITE 204 Energy and Technology of Home Appliances 2
Major Options: (Choose all the courses in one option)
Option 1 – Building Construction and Woodwork
ITE 222 Building Construction II 2
ITE 226 Landscaping 2
ITE 262 Woodwork Technology II 2
ITE 264 Anthropometric Design 2
Option 2 – Electrical and Electronics
ITE 232 Principles of Electricity II 2
ITE 234 Electrical Installation 2
ITE 236 Measurement and Instrumentation 2
ITE 244 Electronic Technology I 2
Option 3 – Metalwork and Automechanics
ITE 212 Automechanics Technology I 2
ITE 214 Autotronics 2
ITE 252 Welding and Fabrication Technology I 1
ITE 254 Machine Shop Technology I 2
ITE 256 Foundry Technology I 1
Required Ancillary Courses
STA 132 Inference II 2
COS 304 Computer Applications 2
CED 342 Business Development and Management 2
General Studies Courses
GSP 208 Humanities II 2
Total   20


Third Year

First Semester

Major Courses Title Units
VTE 301 Research Design in Vocational and Technical Education. 2
ITE 301 Technical Drawing III 2
ITE 303 Introduction to Maintenance 2
ITE 305 Occupational Analysis and Course Construction  in Industrial Technical Education 2
ITE 307 Methodology in Industrial Technology Education 2
Major Options: (Choose all the courses in one option)
Option 1 – Building Construction and Woodwork
ITE 321 Building Construction Technology III 2
ITE 323 Interior Design and Decoration 2
ITE 325 Building Science 2
ITE 361 Woodwork Technology III 2
Option 2 – Electrical and Electronics
ITE 331 Electrical Power Systems Principles 2
ITE 333 Circuit Theory I 2
ITE 335 Electrical Machines I 2
ITE 341 Electronic Technology II 2
Option 3 – Metalwork and Automechanics
ITE 311 Automobile Technology Systems 2
ITE 313 Auto Parts Merchandizing 2
ITE 351 Welding and Fabrication Technology II 1
ITE 353 Machine Shop Technology II 2
ITE 355 Foundry Technology II 1
Required Ancillary Courses
EDU 311 Educational Psychology II 2
Total   20


Second Semester

Major Courses Title Units
VTE 302 Practical Teaching in Vocational and Technical Education. 6
ITE 302 Industrial Work Experience II 6
ITE 306 Evaluation in Industrial Technical Education 2
ITE 308 Curriculum Development and Design in Industrial Technical Education. 2
Total   16




Fourth Year

First Semester

Major Courses Title Units
VTE 401 Vocational Guidance 2
ITE 401 Technical and Architectural Drawing 4
ITE 403 Management of Industrial Technical Education Laboratory 2
ITE 485 Seminar in Technology Education 2
ITE 407 Entrepreneurship Development in Technology Education 2
ITE 409 Research Methods in Industrial Technical Education 2
Major Options: (Choose all the courses in one option)
Option 1 – Building Construction and Woodwork
ITE 425 Building Quantities and Estimating 2
ITE 461 Applied Woodworking 2
Option 2 – Electrical and Electronics
ITE 435 Electrical Technology II 2
ITE 437 Circuit Theory II 2
Option 3 – Metalwork and Automechanics
ITE 413 Automechanics Technology II 2
ITE 451 Machine Shop Technology III 2
Total   18


Second Semester

Major Courses Title Units
VTE 402 Administration of Vocational and Technical Education 2
VTE 404 Evaluation in Vocational and Technical Education 2
ITE 490 Project 6
Major Options: (Choose all the courses in one option)
Option 1 – Building Construction and Woodwork
ITE 422 Building Construction Technology IV 3
ITE 424 Project in Building Construction and Woodwork Technology 3
ITE 426 Building Maintenance 2
Option 2 – Electrical and Electronics
ITE 434 Project in Electricity/Electronics Technology 3
ITE 436 Entrepreneurial Development and Maintenance of Electrical and Electronic Appliances 2
ITE 442 Electronic Communication 3
Option 3 – Metalwork and Automechanics
ITE 412 Quality Control and Entrepreneurial Development in Automobile Technology 2
ITE 414 Projects in Auto mechanics Technology 2
ITE 452 Quality Control and Entrepreneurial Development in Metalwork Technology 2
ITE 454 Projects in Metalwork Technology 2
Total   18



ITE 102 – Technical Drawing I                                                                              (2 units)

Drawing and Importance of Drawing. Drawing instruments – Drawing board, drawing paper, pencil, eraser, drawing pins or tape and clips, T-square and set-square, scales, Mini drafter, tools for curved lines, compass, French curves and Templates Tools for Measuring Distance and angles, Dividers, Protractor. Drawing Sheet Layout, Drawing Border lines, Preparing and drawing Title block, dividing drawing sheet into required number of parts. Lettering and Lines, Letter Styles, Technique of Lettering, Guide Lines, Spacing of Letters. Lines – Types of lines, division of line into number of parts. Dimensioning. Scales – reducing and enlarging scales. Types of scales, plain scales, Representative fraction. Angles – Types of angles, construction of angles. Triangles – Equilateral, Isosceles, Scalene. Rectangles, Square. Circle –construction, construction of tangents – to a circle, two circles of equal and unequal diameters.

ITE 104 – Basic Technology                                                                                                (2 units)

Food – Food Storage and Preservation, Simple Devices for Planting, Harvesting, Storing and Cooking Food – including devices made of wood, metal and other materials. Water – Methods of Obtaining and Purifying Water. Sources of water. Laying of water pipes. Water pumping machines and their ratings. Importance of water in the workshops/labouratory. Sanitation: Improved Methods of Collecting and Disposing Solid and Liquid Wastes. Conversion of wastes.

ITE 106 – Ceramics, Plastics and Rubber                                                              (2 units)

Ceramics – concept of ceramics, types, properties and uses of ceramics. Plastic – Concept of plastic, types, properties and uses of plastics. Rubber – Concept of rubber, types, properties and uses of rubber. Methods of Producing Ceramics, Plastics and Rubber. Production of ceramics, plastics and rubber. Defects of ceramics, plastics, and rubber. Applications of ceramics, plastics and rubber in the design and production of different electrical, electronics, and household appliances.

ITE 111 – Introduction to Automechanics and Metalwork Technology             (2 units)

History of Automobile, Careers/Occupational Areas in Automobile technology, Shop Equipment and Measuring Tools, Vehicle Service, Identification, Information and routine, Systems in Automobile Technology Raising and moving a Car in the Shop, Servicing the Automobile, Automobile Tires (US and Metric). Metal and Non-metals, Ferrous Metals, Processing of Metals from Ore. The Use of Hand-Cutting Tools, Marking Out Tools, Measuring Tools, Vices and Clamps, Drills, Stock and Die. Sheet Metalwork.

ITE 112 – Automechanics Technology Fundamentals                                          (2 units)

Automobile Engine:- Main components and their functions: Cylinder, Piston, Piston Rings, connecting Rod, Gudgeon pin, crankshaft, and flywheel, cams, camshaft; crank-arrangement and firing order. Principles of operations of engines-Two-stroke, four stroke, single and multiple cylinder engines-two, three, four, six and eight cylinders. Verge operating mechanism. Fuel and Exhaust system. Engine lubrication-reason for lubrication, types of lubricants and methods of lubrication.

ITE 121 – Introduction to Building and Woodwork Technology                        (2 units)

Concept of building, Types of Building and functions. Safety in Building and Woodwork shops. The construction team, Common tools used in Building Construction, Site preparation and layout, Building design and drawings, Excavation and foundation. Types and purposes of foundations. The concept of Wood, Types, and characteristics of wood, wood processing and uses of wood. Common Woodwork tools – measuring, planning, boring tools. Workshop rods, Woodwork joints. Classification of woodworking tools.

ITE 124 – Building Construction Technology I                                                     (2 units)

Construction of simple building projects – Building drawing and designs, Site investigation/survey, soil testing, Site preparation, Setting out a simple building, types – 3:4:5 method, builder’s square method,  appreciate the form and design of structural elements in buildings, computation of forces on framed structures, determining moments and shearing forces, basic principles of design of rein-forced concrete structures; Building materials, types, characteristics and composite features, Trades in building industry/ Building construction team – [carpentry, fitting, electrical and plumbing works], responsibilities and relationships amongst the construction teams; Building foremanship.

ITE 141 – Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Technology             (2 units)

Concept of Electronics, measuring instruments. Ohm’s law, formula variations of Ohm’s law, Linear and non-linear resistors, work and power, cells in series and parallel, characteristics of series and parallel circuits, series parallel circuits, series and parallel circuits, opens circuits in series and parallel. Resistors and their types, colour coding of resistors. The nature of matter, molecules and atoms. Concept of electrons, protons, neutrons, ionization. The law of charges, Coulomb, Electrostatic fields. Current, voltage, conductors, insulators, and resistors. Sources of electricity – the battery, primary and secondary cells, defects of cells, series and parallel cells, battery, primary and secondary cells, battery capacity, electrical energy from solar energy, electrical energy from light and heat. Kirchoff’s law. Magnetism – natural magnets, magnetic fields, laws of magnetism, permanent magnets, magnetic flux, electromagnets, solenoids, magnetic circuits, relays, circuit breakers, door bell. Electrical and Electronics components: circuit symbols and their uses.

ITE 144 – Electronic Technology Fundamentals                                                   (2 unit)

Thermonic devices – diodes, tetrodes, triodes, pentodes. Use of valves in rectification, regulation, detections and instrument protection, Cathod Ray Tube (CRT), Semi-conductor devices, theory of semi-conductor, P-N junction, diode ratings, use of diode, zener diodes and light emitting diodes, N.P.N transistors, PNP transistors, common base, common emitter and common collector circuits, batteries and power supply circuits. Defects of batteries – polarization and local action.

ITE 202 – Technical Drawing II                                                                              (2 unit)

Points in Space, Line – bisection of lines, dividing a straight line into number of parts, parallel lines, perpendicular lines; Bisection of angles; triangle, True Length of a line, Division of line into different number of parts. Geometrical constructions: lines, angles, Square, circle, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, ellipses, helices, parabola, hyperbola, cycloid, involutes, Archimedean spiral, and link mechanisms. Isometric drawings, Isometric axis. Orthographic Projections.

ITE 203 – Industrial Safety                                                                                      (2 units)

Safety as related to industry and the technical education environment, safety devices and procedures in the accidents, important accident prevention measures, first aid measures for accident victims, design, construction, uses and maintenance of protective devices such as  fabrics, special gloves, goggles, protective headgears, special shoes, etc, safety symbols and signs, explanation of five aspects of industrial safety, industrial safety system and its two major types, difference between accident prevention and hazard control, workplace hazards, industrial accidents, workshop industries, how to use hierarchy of hazard control to minimize hazards in the industry or workshops, various workshop layouts in industrial technical education, preparation of layouts for safe shops in industrial technical education- e.g sheet metal and finishing shops, electrical/electronic repair shops, woodwork and furnishing shops, welding and fabricating shops, three major sources/ causes of workplace hazards, general safety rules and regulations for industrial workers to avoid accidents or hazards, necessary steps in handling potentially dangerous and toxic substances in the workshop, in-loco- parentis as it relates to industrial technical education.

ITE 204Energy and Technology of Home Appliances                                      (2 units)

Energy – forms, sources and conversion processes, role and use of energy. Renewable and non-renewable energy sources, alternative energy sources – solar energy, biogas, making of bio-digesters, geothermal, wind energy, problems and prospects of renewable energy in Nigeria. Design of lighting schemes and layouts, utilization factor or coefficient of utilization, depreciation factor, flood lighting, artificial sources of light, incandescent lamps, filament dimensions, gas filled lamps, discharge lamps, sodium vapour lamps, high pressure mercury vapour lamp, fluorescent mercury vapour lamps. Principles and technology of the following appliances:

  1. Appliances based on conversion of electric energy to others forms energy.
  2. Appliances based on conversion of chemical energy to heat energy – gas lamps, gas and kerosene cookers, charcoal pressing irons.
  • Appliances based on conversion of chemical energy to light – kerosene lamp.

ITE 212 – Automechanics Technology I                                                                 (2 units)

Automobile Engine-petrol and Diesel-Petrol engine- components and their uses, cylinder, piston and Rings, connecting Rod, Gudgeon pin, Crankshaft, Crank arrangement and firing orders. Petrol engine-Two stroke, Three stroke, four stroke, single and multiple cylinder engines-two, three, four six and eight cylinders. Verge operating mechanism. Fuel and exhaust system. Diesel engine-components and rings, connecting rod, gudgeon pin crankshaft, crank arrangement and firing orders. Principles of operations of diesel engine,- Two stroke, three stroke, four stroke. Single and multiple cylinders engine –Two three, four, six and eight cylinders. Verge operating mechanism. Fuel and Exhaust system. Diesel and Exhaust system. Engine lubrication-Reason For lubrication, types of lubricants and methods of lubrication.


ITE 214 – Autotronics                                                                                              (2 units)

Concept of Autotronics – Automobile electrical systems: Basics of electrical systems,- basics of and inductors and electromagnetism basic, basics of electronics- computers, integrated circuit, operation of Microprocessors, protecting electronic system and testing electronic circuit and systems. Batteries: theory and service, starting systems-design and component, control circuit, starting system testing and key teams. Charging system, lighting system, Air conditioner/refrigerator-functions layout of components, operations and maintenance. Electronic ignition, traction control system, Auto-lock braking system (ABS) Engine emission and tune-up.

ITE 222 – Building Construction Technology II                                                    (2 units)

Foundations: purposes, functions, types; Principles and methods of construction of various types of foundations; Timbering to trenches, ground and upper floor construction, types and functions; functions of hardcore, site concrete, types and functions; Walls: definitions, classifications, functions and types; Openings in walls: materials and methods of bridging openings in walls, formwork: types, functions and method of construction of formwork for different structures, procedures and precautions in formwork construction and striking out, time and method of striking out formwork; Doors and windows including frames, classifications and types, methods of construction, finishing fittings and fixing of doors and window frames. Lintels and Beams: types, classifications, functions and methods of construction; Scaffolds: types, components, materials for scaffolds, erecting and dismantling of scaffolds, safety precautions guiding the erecting, use and dismantling of scaffolds; Hoisting equipment: types – elevators, forklift, mobile and stationary frame, operation and situation where each can be used on site.

ITE 226 – Landscaping                                                                                            (2 units)

Students will be introduced to evergreen and deciduous trees commonly found and used in Nigeria.  Emphasis will be on identification, cultural requirements and design applications in the landscape. Students will become proficient in identifying trees by recognizing distinctive features such as height, form, twig and bud characteristics, leaf shape, color and flowers.  This course focuses on learning the fundamentals of landscape design drawing necessary to graphically communicate design ideas. Students will learn techniques to improve line quality, lettering, sketching, rendering and drawing layout. Black and white and color media will be used. These drawing and rendering techniques will be used to create presentation quality Site plans, elevations and perspectives. The use of computers as a means in creating presentation drawings will be introduced.

ITE 231 – Basic Electrical Laboratory Practical I                                     (1 unit)

General workshop safety in electrical workshop. Hand tools and testing instruments. Electrical accessories and types of cables. Types and uses of measuring instruments. Principles of operation of measuring instruments. Taking readings and measurements. AC and DC generators/motors. Circuit connections. Basic features and operation of transformers.

ITE 232 – Principles of Electricity II                                                                       (2 units)

Introduction to power systems and electric energy transmission. General structure of electrical power system relations in a transmission line, general layout of the system – power systems and system Networks – systems of A.C distribution – single phase, 2-wire system single phase, 3-wire system, three phase, 4-wire system. Distribution effect of voltage on transmission efficiency, comparison of conductor materials required for various overhead systems, constants of a transmission line. Reactance of 3-phase transmission line, capacitance of a single phase transmission line, capacitance of a three-phase transmission line/short single phase line. IEE Regulations, and safety. Transformers and ac/dc machines. Principles of operation. Circuit models for transformers and d.c. machines.

ITE 233 – Principles of Electricity I                                                                        (2 unit)

Electrostatic and magnetic fields, electric field intensity, potential difference, magnetic field intensity, flux and flux density, magnetic circuits, indicators, D. C. circuit analysis: Kirchoff’s law, mesh and nodal equations, superposition theorem. Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem, maximum power transfer, transients (RL and RC circuits) AC circuit analysis: alternating current, voltage, frequency, phase angle, maximum, root mean square and voltage values of wave forms. Inductive and capacitive reactance, power in AC circuit, Resonance.

ITE 234 – Electrical Installation                                                                              (2 units)

Electrical distribution system – general stations, (hydro-electric, steam, nuclear and diesel). Transformers and substations. Electrical distribution system-Generating stations,(hydro-electric, steam, nuclear, and diesel),  Transmission lines, distribution system, Materials for electrical installation. Circuit Breakers. Cables and joining. Internal distribution in consumers premises. Test on completed installation. Wiring systems and switching arrangements. Regulations relating to definitions terms, installation current demand, diversity. Regulations relating to earthing and bonding.

ITE 236 – Measurement and Instrumentation                                                       (2 units)

Electrical and Electronic measuring instruments and types. Analog and digital instruments, functions of instruments, measurement standards. Broad classification of measuring instruments, difference between measuring and testing instruments. Construction and components parts of measuring instruments. Application and uses of electronic measuring instruments. Types of oscilloscope, operational principles of oscilloscope, measurement of electrical quantities, errors and measurement of electrical/types of errors. Simple calculation on error and measuring instruments. Different types of torque and calculations.

ITE 244 – Electronic Technology I                                                                          (2 units)

Transistor as an amplifier, biasing arrangements, classes of amplifier (A, B and C), pushpull and complementary circuits, amplifier coupling methods, operational amplification, impedance matching. D.C load line, Q-point and maximum undistorted output, Need for biasing a transistor, factor affecting bias variations, stability factor, beta sensitivity, stability factor for CB and CE line and output characteristics, A.C load line, Integrated circuits, field effect transistors, Unijunction transistors, measuring instruments – oscilloscope, ammeter, voltmeter, multimeter and transistor tester.

ITE 251 – Metalwork Technology I                                                                        (2 unit)

Materials- Concept of materials, classification of materials into metals and non-metals, concept of ferrous, non-ferrous and alloys. Processing of metals from ore-concept of ore, types of ore, processing of ore using furnaces. Characteristics of metals. Forms of metals-sheet, wire, angle, pipe, etc. Metal work tools-machine and hand tools. Machine tools-lathe, milling, shaping, power saw band saw, drilling machine, machine, turret machines universal lathe, vertical milling horizontal etc. Hand Tools-Marking out, measuring, cutting, holding, driving etc. Sheet metal work: Types of sheet-colour, and gauge, Metal joining-types of joints, soldering and brazing pattern development-parallel line and radial line techniques; production of buckets, funnels etc.


ITE 252 – Welding and Fabrication Technology I                                                (1 unit)

Concept of welding-arc welding and gas welding. Welding safety- arc welding and gas welding. Welding materials and equipment; welding materials-electrodes, filler rod, metal sheet, angel plate, mild steel, channels etc. Gas cylinder-oxygen and acetylene, welding torch, nozzles, wire brush, flux, welding rods, regulators, spindle key, google etc. Welding tools/Equipment: A.C., D.C., Folding machine, bending machine, Rolling machine, swaging machine, grooving machine, guillotine machine, portable drilling machine etc. Fabrication: Concept of fabrication, fabrication tools, fasteners, rivet, bolts, nut, stud, pins, etc.

ITE 254 – Machine Shop Technology I                                                                  (2 units)

Concept of machine shop. Types of Machine tools: Lathe, milling machine, shaping machine drilling machine, power saw, etc. Machine shop safety- Concept of safety accident, safety measures, and safety devices. Principles of operation of machines-Parts and their functions. Machine shop materials. Cutting tools-tool forms, tool angle, tool positioning, tool shapes, setting up of tool. Machine operations-drilling, surfacing, facing-up, turning, boring, step-turning, knurling, parting-off, screwing cutting or threading etc.

ITE 256 – Foundry Technology I                                                                            (1 unit)

Concept of Foundry. Foundry tools and equipment. Foundry materials, Safety in foundry. Foundry processes: Patterns, Moulding, Moulding procedure/operations. Forging and heat treatment, Hand forging equipment-hearth blast furnace, Smith fire, anvil, leg vice, hammers, tongs, chisel, swage fullars, flatters, etc. Tools, equipment, materials processes/operations. Forging and heat treatment safety.

ITE 261 – Woodwork Technology I                                                                        (2 unit)

Types of Timber; Timber growth structure and identification; Wood processing: conversion of timber, seasoning of timber, types or methods of timber conversion and seasoning with merit and demerits of each, reasons for seasoning timber; Moisture content in timber: methods of measuring the moisture contents of timber; Timber grading and quality, defects in timber – classifications, types and reasons for studying timber defects; Preservation of timber: types and properties of preservatives, various method of timber preservation; Fitting and fixing: nails, screws, fasteners in woodworking, types and uses; Veneer and veneering; manufactured boards, types, properties and uses; Wood finishes: types, classifications, uses methods of application of wood finishes.

ITE 262 – Woodwork Technology II                                                                      (2 units)

Wood working machines: types, classifications, properties and uses, safety and operation of woodworking machines such as circular sawing, surface planer, thicknessing, sanding and drilling machines etc, uses of personal protective devices and precaution, principles guiding the use of machine safety devices such as fence, push stick and machine guards; Power tools: types – power hand plane, router plane, jigsaw, portable power saw, orbital sander, belt sander, disc sander, drill press and spray gun, application, safety and uses of each; Woodwork hand tools: types classifications and uses. Woodwork Joints: classes, types and characteristics; Design and construction of woodwork items: stools, chairs, tables, shelves, cupboards, etc; Abrasives and abrading: types and functions; Glues and adhesives: Classification of glues, types, methods of application of adhesives.

ITE 264 – Anthropometric Design                                                                          (2 units)

Design concepts in Technical and Vocational Education using anthropometric information. Anthropometry and Ergonomics; Anthropometric measurements; Common workplace postures – standing, sitting, reaching, moving; Common workplace motions – good and bad zones, repetitive motions; Office furniture guidelines for fit and function – anticipate actions, chairs, desk and work surfaces; Universal design considerations; Jigs and Fixtures: Uses of Jigs and fixtures for mass production of household equipment; Industrial Variation and Axiology; Anthropometric measuring instrument.

ITE 301 – Technical Drawing III                                                                            (2 units)

Points, lines, and planes in space.  Projections – Oblique & Isometric. First & Third angle projections, and perspective projection. Locus. Developments – Interpretation of Solids, Simple Rectangular Objects, Hexagonal Prisms, Square Pyramids, Auxiliary Views and True Shapes, Hexagonal Prisms, Hexagonal Pyramids, Cylinders, Cones. Intersections. Gears and Cams – displacement diagrams & cam profiles for different motion. Presentation drawing, sectional views, auxiliary views, development and intersections, screw threads, Fasteners & Fastening, locking devices. Working Drawings. Free Hand Sketching.


ITE 302 – Industrial Work Experience II                                                               (6 units)

Analysis of out-of-school employment opportunities, organization of occupational experience programmes. Organization of cooperative education programmes and on-the-job experiences. Students will take part in Industrial Work Experience Scheme of ITF or other equivalents.

ITE 303 – Introduction to Maintenance                                                                 (2 units)

Need for and types of maintenance. Maintenance of domestic goods – furniture, kitchenware, radio, records player, refrigerator, fans, pressing iron, air conditioner, and electric kettle. Maintenance of mechanical goods – cars, bicycle and proper use of tools – spanners, pliers, screwdrivers, and hammers. Maintenance of electrical and electronics goods – batteries and spark plugs. Maintenance of home and buildings and the repair of structural, electrical and plumbing faults. Use of measuring and testing instruments in maintainance of electronic gadgets. Types of measuring instruments, etc.

ITE 305 – Occupational Analysis and Course Construction in Industrial

Technical Education                                                                               (2 units)

Analysis of jobs and trades to determine the skills and related technical information needed for the purpose of determining the content of a course of study. Related information-meaning, characteristics, kinds, examples in the various industrial trades. Kinds of related information-technical information, general information and guidance information. Identification, selection and arrangement of related information. Blocking an occupation/trade-block base, skilled mechanics, operatives. Sheets in teaching and learning in industrial curses-instruction sheet, operation sheet, job sheet job plan sheet, assignment sheet and information sheet. Cluster and career education-classification of clusters in vocational education, multiple occupational preparation, single indepth occupational preparation course development-course of study.

ITE 306 – Evaluation in Industrial Technical Education                                     (2 units)

Meaning of measurement and evaluation. Objectives of evaluation, test planning. Evaluation statistics: measures of central tendency, variability, relative standing and association. Validity and reliability, types of tests. Test administration and scoring, test evaluation and continuous assessment.


ITE 307 – Methodology in Industrial Technology Education                               (2 units)

Introduction to Vocational Education – Teachers for Vocational and Technical Education. Concepts of teaching, learning. Teaching-Learning process. Planning and Learning. Application of the principles of curriculum and course construction. Learning and Learning Disabilities. Organizing for Effective teaching. Teaching methods – Attention to specialized methods of teaching and measurement techniques appropriate to Technical Education. Selecting Teaching-Learning strategies. Planing of teaching laboratories and instructional materials. Organizing Instructional Materials. Developing Teaching-Learning Plans. Evaluation of Instruction. Microteaching.

ITE 308 – Curriculum Development and Design in Industrial Technical

Education                                                                                                 (2 units)

Concept of curriculum, uses of the curriculum, Curriculum development – stakeholders in curriculum development/planning, curriculum planning, models of curriculum planning, situational analyses in curriculum development and planning, curriculum objectives, selecting curriculum content and learning experiences, organizing curriculum content and learning experiences, curriculum designs, curriculum evaluation. Co-operative curriculum planning. Curriculum implementation and development, syllabus, scheme of work, unit plan and lesson plan.

ITE 311 – Automobile Technology Systems                                                           (2 units)

Fuel and exhaust system, Rake system, engine systems electricity and ignition system, computer system, steering and suspension system, electrical and electronic system, heating and air conditioning system, lubricating and cooling system, lighting system, charging system, engine performance system, introduction to on-board diagnostic systems (OBD).

ITE 313 – Auto Parts Merchandizing                                                                     (2 units)

Concept of Merchandizing – Safety in auto-part merchandizing shop. Automobile Systems/Parts: Lubricating and Cooling Systems, Intake and exhaust systems, electrical systems, electronic systems, charging systems, starting systems, electrical systems,  lighting system, ignition system, fuel system, emission control system, clutch system, transmission system, braking system, suspension system, steering system, air condition and refrigeration system, battery system; Entrepreneurship in auto-parts merchandizing. Cataloguing. Product sourcing.

ITE 321 – Building Construction III                                                                      (2 units)

Methods of finishing rendering, plastering and other methods of finishing walls like pebble, sparter clash, etc. Scaffolds and ladders. Walls, manufacture of walling materials, doors, windows, lintels, column and beams, staircases and roofs, types and functions of roofs, parts of roofs, roofing materials, and roofing methods. Types of iron monger and methods of fixing: Domestic plumbing and sanitation systems. Design considerations for building materials.

ITE 323 – Interior Design and Decoration                                                             (2 units)

Interior design room arrangement and furniture selection. Investigation of the elements and principles of design as they relate to interiors. Studies aesthetic aspects of interior design. Development of interior projects using space planning, furniture selection, the development of furniture elevations, and presentation techniques. Investigation of the use of fabric, finishes, color, and texture to complement the interior.  Development of two-point, mechanical perspective drawing. Freehand drawing and sketching methods of interior and exterior spaces. Drawing techniques for interior perspective views of buildings. The use of various media to define light, shadows, textures and material characteristics.

ITE 325 – Building Science                                                                                      (2 units)

The concept of building science and elements. Emphasis on knowledge of Science and Technology required to handle forces in building and various structural members: tensile and compressive, bending moments and shear force, stress and strain. Factor of safety, slenderness ratio, buckling in beams, distortion of members and consequences for design. Building materials characteristics, usage and testing for quality.

ITE 331 – Electrical Power Systems Principles                                                      (2 units)

Principles of generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. Working principles of transformer, three phase transformer, D.C transmission and distribution, A.C transmission and distribution. D.C. power supplies. Two-wire and three-wire system, voltage drop and transmission efficiency, methods of feeding distributors, DC distributor fed at one end, uniformly loaded distributor, distributor fed at both ends with equal voltages, distributor fed at both ends with unequal voltages, uniform loading with distributor fed at both ends, concentrated and uniform loading with distributor fed at one end. Ring distributor, current loading and load-power voltages in a 3-wire system. Three-wire system, balances, boosters, comparison of 2-wire and 3-wire distribution systems.

ITE 333 – Circuit Theory I                                                                                      (2 units)

D.C. circuit theory – Kirchhoff’s,  The superposition theorem, General d.c. circuit theory, Thevenin’s theorem, Constant-current source, Norton’s theorem, Thevenin and Norton equivalent networks , Maximum power transfer theorem. Alternating voltages and currents – The a.c. generator, Waveforms, A.c. values, The equation of a sinusoidal waveform, Combination of waveforms, Rectification, Single-phase series a.c. circuits, Purely resistive a.c. circuit, Purely inductive a.c. circuit, Purely capacitive a. c. circuit, R-L series a.c. circuit, R-C series a.c. circuit, R-L-C series a.c. circuit, Series resonance, Q-factor, Bandwidth and selectivity, Power in a.c. circuits, Power triangle and power factor. Single-phase parallel a. c. circuits – R-L parallel a.c. circuit, R-C parallel a.c. circuit,  L-C parallel a.c. circuit,  LRC parallel a.c. circuit, Parallel resonance and Q- factor, Power factor improvement. D.c. transients – Charging a capacitor, Time constant for a C-R circuit,  Transient curves for a C-R circuit, Discharging a capacitor, Current growth in an L-R circuit, Time constant for an L-R circuit, Transient curves for an L … R circuit, Current decay in an L-R circuit, Switching inductive circuits, The effects of time constant on a rectangular waveform.

ITE 335 – Electrical Machines I                                                                               (2 units)

D.C. generators, characteristics of D.C generators, D.C. motor, comparison of generator and motor action, significance of back e.m.f, voltage equation of a motor. Series motors, shunt motors, compound motors. Conditions of maximum power. Torque – armature torque of a motor. Speed control of D.C. motor, speed regulation, torque and speed of a DC motor, motor characteristics, characteristics of series motors, characteristics of shunt motors, compound motors, performance curves, comparison of shunt and series motors, losses and efficiency, power stages, testing of D.C. machines. Induction motor. Computation and circle diagrams, single phase motors, alternators, synchronous motor, types of stepper motors and other special machines.

ITE 341 – Electronic Technology II                                                                        (2 units)

Oscillators, Multivibrators, feedback amplifiers, positive and negative feedback, remote   controls, radar, traffic light, relays. Transducers – microphone, loudspeaker, photosensitive devices, oscilloscope, phonograph pick up. Electric control circuits – definition and type of servomechanism, photoelectric relay, remote switched, negative and positive feedback. Oscillators, multivibrators and logic-circuits. Operational amplifiers, single stage and multistage amplifiers, decibels and frequency response. Logic gates, Boolean Algebra, main logic families, characteristics of logic families. Modulation and demodulation.

ITE 351 – Welding and Fabrication Technology II                                               (1 unit)

Joining and cutting processes: Arc welding and gas welding. Welding safety-arc and gas. Welding materials tools and equipment. Uses of MIG, TIG, seam, spot welding machine. Welding quality and inspection. Welding codes and specifications. Laser welding. Non-destructive welding. Advance welding processes.

ITE 353 – Machine Shop Technology II                                                                 (2 units)

Machine shop safety grinding machine: Parts and their functions-grinding wheel, mounting the wheel, aids to correct grinding. Use of grinding machine to produce different forms of cutting tools for lathe. Grinding processes grinding machine operating forge. Lathe machine parts and their uses. Safety in lathe machine. Lathe machine operations: turning, facing, drilling, boring, riming, threading, under cutting or grooving and knurling. Grinding and lathe machine maintenance.

ITE 355 – Foundry Technology II                                                                          (1 unit)

Safety precautions in foundry. Foundry materials, tools and equipment. Advanced pattern making, moulding and core making melting and casting processes. Finishing and quality control. Melting furnaces in foundry. Laboratory demonstration of melting and solidification. Mechanical testing of casting. Mechanical testing of casting. Melting/moulding handling treatment.

ITE 361 – Woodwork Technology III                                                                     (4 units)

Design of woodwork products: drawing and design in woodworking, design fundamentals, preliminary sketches and working drawing, Elements of furniture manufacturing process- design principles and elements; basic processes of design development; planning and construction; general procedure in manufacturing furniture items, mass production of items in school workshop. Fabrication of wood products and processing methods, Conditions of finishing wood, design and construction of carcass, types and methods; Upholstery: types, methods of construction, materials for upholstery, Equipment tools and techniques of upholstery covering,  frames and framing, types and method of frame construction; Roofs: types, classifications and methods of construction, roof coverings and materials, functional requirements of roofs.

ITE 401 – Technical and Architectural Drawing                                                  (4 units)

Drawing plans of simple building (up to three floors). Drawing of building details e.g. foundations, floors, walls, staircases and roofs. Working drawing of plumbing plans. Machine drawing- piston, crankshaft, bolts, nuts, G-clamp, vice clamp, vee block, etc. Assembly drawings incorporating bolts, buts, studs, screw etc. items to be drawn may include G and parallel clamps, tools posts, metal wrench, wood vices, bicycle, pump, bells, etc.

ITE 403 – Management of Industrial Technical Education Laboratory             (2 units)

Concept of management, administration, labouratory, industry and technical education. Management function/elements: planning, organizing, controlling, etc with respect to school labouratory. School labouratory/shop safety. Responsibility of a shop teacher. Characteristics of a good shop teacher. Ways of developing desirable characteristics. Comparism of a school shop with a commercial shop. Comparism of a school and industry. Student personnel organization. Records, shop layout, shop equipment. Selection and purchase of machines, tools, equipment and materials. Specification writing. Maintainance of machines, equipment and hand tools.

ITE 407 – Entrepreneurship Development in Technology Education                 (2 units)

Concept of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial theories, entrepreneur – characteristics and functions of an entrepreneur. Setting up a business enterprise, types of business ownership. Feasibility and viability studies. Location of a business enterprise. Management functions – organizing, staffing, controlling, coordinating, etc. Managing risks in business enterprise. Inventory/Record keeping.

ITE 409 – Research Methods in Industrial Technical Education                         (2 units)

Concept of research. Types of research. Background of the study, research questions and hypotheses, Literature review – Conceptual framework, Literature review, related empirical studies. Sources of information – primary and secondary sources of information. Research methodology, Descriptive and inferential statistics, Research designs and types. Presentation of results and discussions. Research in Industrial Technical Education. Characteristics of research. Variables and types. Selection of research topic. Research process. Research methods.

ITE 412 – Quality Control and Entrepreneurial Development in

Automobile Technology                                                                          (2 units)

Types of testing: Destructive and non-destructive. Inspection tools and equipment production planning and quality control marketing Automobile products, industrial organization, prospects of self -employment in Automobile technology. Entrepreneurial skills in metal working.

ITE 413 – Automechanics Technology II                                                               (2 units)

Vehicle transmission system-layout and functional of the vehicle chassis. The clutch types, components and operation principles. The gearing system. Rare axle-components and functions. Braking system-types, functions, components and operation suspension system-layout and system-types and components.  Wheel system: System functions, system components, primary sensors, computer output and actuators, system operation, OBD II standards, monitoring capabilities. OBD II diagnostics and OBD II Terms. On-board diagnostic system diagnosis and service.

ITE 414 – Projects in Auto mechanics Technology                                               (2 units)

The Concept of project with respect to knowledge and skill acquisition. In automechanic instruction in automechanics with emphasis on the development of individual and group project suitable for teaching and learning in secondary and post secondary schools. Project materials, tools and equipment in automechanics. Safety in automechanics workshop. Sheets in automechanics projects: Instruction sheets, operation sheets, job sheets, Job plan sheets, assignment sheets and information sheets. Project areas in automechancis: automobile systems and components prototypes production. Project report is required. It should contain all the necessary design and information needed for replication.

ITE 422 – Building Construction Technology IV                                                  (3 units)

Building Services: water and gas services/sources and their piping system, drains and drainages, culverts, dams and bridges, principles, test materials and installation; plumbing and pipe fitting and sanitary wares, waste disposal through underground tanks, septic tanks, soak-away-pit connection and maintenance, public sewage, sewer and waste disposal system, separate, partially combined and combined sewage disposal system, advantages and disadvantages of each,  materials and method of construction; Stairs:  types, functional requirements, classifications and method of construction; Hoarding: site shelter and storage.

ITE 424 – Project in Building Construction and Woodwork Technology          (3 units)

Supervised project in Building/Woodwork: Emphasis on the design, development and construction of individual and group projects, Students are expected to engage in a practical production of woodwork/building item or project, exposing the students to the facilities for building/woodwork practices – tools, machines/equipment, material and production processes; Estimation of materials for woodwork/building projects, purchasing or procuring materials for production of items, sequence of operation should be prepared by the students on the procedures to be followed in the preparation and production of the project, report writing and presentation.

ITE 425 – Building Quantities and Estimating                                                       (2 units)

Historic and current uses of building materials in the construction industry, including wood, concrete, steel and glass, among others. Selection criteria like the structural and physical fundamentals of materials, mechanical and non-mechanical properties, long-term performance and construction methods are evaluated in depth. Estimation of costs incurred in the building process from conception to operation will be handled in this course. Students practice using a spreadsheet to estimate costs, performing cost-benefit and lifecycle cost analyses, evaluating economic feasibility and assessing performance. This course discusses different types of building estimating, including commercial, residential and special construction. Topics include an assessment of equipment, materials and transportation costs, along with handling, contracting and sub-contracting costs and the difference between these factors by the type of building estimating being used. Planning and budget estimates as well as firm and not-to-exceed estimates are also considered.

ITE 426 – Building Maintenance                                                                             (2 units)

Importance of building maintenance, Agencies causing deterioration in building. Investigation of defects in buildings, maintenance problems and causes. Materials for maintenance, preventive maintenance. Common techniques of building repair: repair and remedial measures for building defects – reinforced concrete construction, foundations, basements, DPC, finishes, building joints, water supply and sanitary systems, strengthening techniques.

ITE 434 – Project in Electricity/Electronics Technology                                       (3 units)

Instruction in Electricity and electronics with emphasis on the development of individual and group projects suitable for technical instructions. Various electrical/electronic appliances and their principles of operation. Emerging technologies in electrical/electronic goods and services, problems and remedies of new technologies in electrical/electronic goods and services. Methods, project presentation and defence.

ITE 435 – Electrical Technology II                                                                         (2 units)

Electric circuits – Electron Drift Velocity, Electrical Potential, Conductance and Conductivity, Variation of Resistivity with Temperature. Ohm’s Law – Resistance in series and parallel, Varistor, short and open circuits. Voltage divider circuits. Network theories – Electric circuits and Network theorems – Kirchhoff’s Laws (current and Voltage laws), Thevenin Theorem, Millman’s Theorem, Maximum power transfer Theorem. Capacitance – capacitor, capacitance, spherical capacitor, multiple and variable capacitors, cylindrical capacitors. Current-Voltage relationships in a capacitor, charging and discharging a capacitor. Magnetic circuits – Magnetism and Electromagnetism, Absolute and Relative Permeability of a medium, laws of magnetic force. Electromagnetic Induction – Relation between magnetism and electricity, Induced E.M.F. and current, Faraday’s Laws of Electromagnetic Induction, Direction of Induced E.M.F. and currents – Lenz’s Law. Inductance – Self-Inductance, Mutual Inductance. Inductances in series and parallel. Transformer. Electrical Energy Generation – Sources of power – sources of generation of electricity including their advantages and disadvantages. Utility and consumers, Three phase a.c. system. Classification of Power Transmission. Power Distribution. D.C. Transmission and Distribution & A.C. Transmission and Distribution.

ITE 436 – Entrepreneurial Development and Maintenance of Electrical/

Electronic Appliances                                                                             (2 units)

Concept of maintenance, types of maintenance. Importance of maintenance. Ways of carrying out maintenance. Materials for maintenance and properties of maintenance materials. Care of tools, equipment and instrument for maintenance. How to use basic tools and equipment for repairing and soldering. Upgrading, servicing and repairing of household appliance, methods of testing (cold and hot testing). Different stages in maintenance of household electronic tools and equipment.


ITE 437 – Circuit Theory II                                                                                     (2 units)

Application of complex numbers to series a. c. circuits, Application of complex numbers to parallel a. c. networks, Power in a.c. circuits, A.c. bridges, Series resonance and Q- factor, Parallel resonance and Q- factor, Introduction to network analysis, Mesh-current and nodal analysis, The superposition theorem, Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems, Delta-star and star-delta transformations, Maximum power transfer theorems and impedance matching, Complex Waveforms, A numerical method of harmonic analysis, Magnetic materials, Dielectrics and dielectric loss, Field theory, Attenuators, Filter networks, Magnetically coupled circuits, Transmission lines, Transients and Laplace transforms.

ITE 442 – Electronic Communication                                                                     (3 units)

Propagation and characteristics of radio waves, AM modulation and detection. Analysis of the functions of the major parts of the tuned frequency radio receiver (TRF) and the superheterodyne radio receiver, frequency deviation and carrier swing, modulation index, Deviation ratio, percentage modulation, FM modulation and detection. FM sidebands, modulation index and number of side bands, mathematical expression for FM wave, detector for AM signals, transistor detectors for AM signals, FM detection, Quadrature detector, Frequency conversion, the four field of FM. Analysis of the functions of the major parts of the TV receiver. Monochrome and colour TV telephony, Telex, Rader and Satellite. Modulation and demodulation, Simple calculation in electronic communication.

ITE 451 – Machine Shop Technology III                                                               (2 units)

Machine shop safety. Milling machine: parts and their functions. Milling operations – turning, facing, drilling, boring, riming, threading, grooving, knurling, gear cutting, etc. Drilling machine – parts and their functions. Drilling machine operations. Shaper machine – parts and their functions. Shaper machine operations. Maintenance of milling, drilling and shaper machine.

ITE 452 – Quality Control and Entrepreneurial Development in Metalwork

Technology                                                                                              (2 units)

Concepts of quality control and entrepreneurship. Types of testing: Destructive and non-destructive. Inspection tools, equipment production planning and quality control. Entrepreneurship skill areas: management, marketing, advertising, accounting, etc of metalwork products. Industrial organization and prospect of self-employment in metalwork

ITE 454 – Projects in Metalwork Technology                                                        (2 units)

The concept of project with respect to knowledge and skill acquisition in metalwork. Instruction in metalwork with emphasis on the development of individual and group project suitable for teaching and learning in secondary and post secondary schools. Project materials, tools and equipment in metalwork. Safety in metal workshop. Sheets in metalwork projects. Instruction sheets, operation sheets, job sheets, job plan sheets, assignment sheet and information sheet. Project areas in metal work: welding and fabrication, foundry, machine shop, forming and forging. Production of prototypes with project report which contains all the necessary design and information necessary design and information needed for replication.

ITE 461 – Applied Woodworking                                                                           (2 units)

Wood structure and growth; fiber; properties of fibers – softwood fibers, hardwood fibers; wood pulping (paper making); physical and chemical properties of wood fibers; joining consideration in wood, the elements of joints; Wood finishing: planning the finish, removing larger defects, bleaching and removal of stains, coloring wood, automated wood finishing methods – hang line approach, towline approach, conditions for finishing wood; physical structure and properties of wood and related materials, manufacturing processes in woodworking industry – sawmilling, plywood production, particle board production; Wood machining and advanced processing.

ITE 485 – Seminar in Technology Education                                                        (2 units)

Identification and examination of some of the major issues presently facing Nigerian education with regard to the role and nature of industrial technical education in schools, instructional problems of teachers in choosing careers in industrial-technical education and student problems in choosing careers in industrial-technical occupation will be considered. Steps involved in identification of problems in Industrial Technical Education, choosing researchable topics, major steps in writing and presentation of seminar papers, reviewing literature for seminar, methods of seminar presentation.

ITE 490 – Project                                                                                                      (6 units)

Guided investigation of topics pertinent to Industrial Technical Education in Nigeria. A report of the study is required.