Course Description:

Techniques relating to managing engineering activities; Decision-making; the functions of management; managing production and service operations; managing the marketing function; and managing the finance function.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, the student must be able to:

1. Understand the field of engineering management;

2. Know and apply the different functions of management.

Course Outline:

1. Introduction to Engineering Management

2. Decision Making

3. Functions of Management

         3.1 Planning/Coordinating

         3.2 Organizing

         3.3 Staffing

         3.4 Communicating

         3.5 Motivating

         3.6 Leading

         3.7 Controlling

4. Managing Product and Service Operations

5. Managing the Marketing Function

6. Managing the Finance Function


Outline of the Course :

           The study materials provided is intended for the course on Computer Organization and Architecture. 

          The students who study Computer Organization and Architecture, generally study the introductory course on Digital Systems. The students should have some knowledge on Digital Logic Circuit Design course to go through this study materials. Student should have also some preliminary idea about computer programming (in high level language), which will  help them to understand how to program a computer to solve a problem; and how the program is executed in the computer.

          While describing a Computer, the terms Organization and Architecture generally come together. Though a distinction is often made between Computer Organization and Architecture, it is difficult to give precise definition for these terms. 

          Computer Architecture refers to those attributes of a system visible to a programmer. Computer Organization refers to the operational units and their interconnections that realize the architectural specifications. As an example, it is an architectural design issue whether a computer will have a multiply instruction. It is an organizational issue whether that instruction will be implemented by a special multiply unit or by the method of repeated additionby using the add unit of the system.

           Though these concepts help us to get some idea about Organization and Architecture, in this study materials, no specific distinction has been made between organization and architecture.

What You Will Learn in this Course

This course is made up of modules, units and a course guide. This course guide tells you briefly what the course is all about. It tells you about the course materials you will be using and how you can work with it. In addition, it gives some general guidelines for the amount of time you are likely to spend on each unit of the course in order to complete this course successfully. 

You have quite a number of tutor-marked assignment meant to test your in-depth understanding of the course. 

The course will prepare you for the challenges  you will meet in the field of computer networks.


Course Aims:

The aim of this course is to provide you with an understanding of Computer Networks. Additionally, it also aims at letting you know the benefits of computer network and the requirements for setting up Computer Networks. 


Course Objectives:

To achieve the aims set out, the course has a set of objectives. Each unit has specific objectives which are presented at the beginning of the unit. You are expected to read these objectives before you study the unit. You may wish to referto them during your study to check on your progress. You should always look at the unit objectives after completion of each unit. By so doing, you would have followed the instructions in the unit.


The Course Materials

The main components of this course are:

  1. The course guide
  2. Study units
  3. References/Further Readings
  4. Assignments

Study Unit

The study units in this course are as follows:

Module 1: BASIC NETWORKING CONCEPTS

  • Unit 1   History of Network
  • Unit 2  Introduction to Computer Network
  • Unit 3  Networking hardware
  • Unit 4  Network operating system

Module 2: NETWORK TOPOLOGIES,  PROTOCOLS AND CONFIGURATION

  • Unit 1   Computer topologies 
  • Unit 2  Network protocols
  • Unit 3 Network configuration

Module 3: OSI AND TCP/IP MODELS

  • Unit 1   Open Systems Interconnection Reference Model (OSI Model)
  • Unit 2  Interaction between OSI Model Layers Protocols
  • Unit 3  TCP/IP Model

Module 4:  TYPES OF NETWORK, TRANSMISSION MEDIA, ADDRESSING, AND TROBLESHOOTING

  • Unit 1   Types of Network- LAN, WAN and MAN
  • Unit 2    Metropolitan Area Network and Wide Area Network 
  • Unit 3    Transmission Media
  • Unit 4     Basic Addressing
  • Unit 5  Basic network troubleshooting