FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE TECHNOLOGY

APH 201
Introduction to Animal Production and Health
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Course Synopsis

Introduction to farm animals, their breeds and brief history of their origin. Modern production, management and health practices especially with respect to cattle, small ruminants (sheep and goats), swine, poultry and rabbits. Constraints to commercial production and concept of health maintenance in farm animals.

APH 201
Introduction to Animal Production and Health
APH 201 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Introduction to farm animals, their breeds and brief history of their origin. Modern production, management and health practices especially with respect to cattle, small ruminants (sheep and goats), swine, poultry and rabbits. Constraints to commercial production and concept of health maintenance in farm animals.

BCH 201
General Biochemistry I
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Course Synopsis

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concept of Biochemistry as a discipline. Foundational topics such as the definition and scope of Biochemistry, cell, acidity and alkalinity and the properties and biological functions of the major biomolecules (carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids) will be covered. This course is important for students of Biochemistry, other biological sciences, agricultural sciences and Chemistry.

BIO 101
General Biology 1
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Course Synopsis

This course introduces the students to General Biology as a whole. The scope of Biology and its place in human welfare including characteristics of life, concepts in Biology, topical issues in Biology and career opportunities. Diversity and classification of living things. Cell structure and organization; functions of cellular organelles; diversity, general reproduction, interrelationship of organisms, heredity and evolution. Elements of ecology and types of habitat. Differences between plants and animals. Variation and life cycles of plants to include non-vascular plants like algae, fungi, bacteria, viruses, bryophytes and pteridophytes. Varieties and forms, life cycles and functions of flowering plants.

BIO102
General Biology II
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Course Synopsis

This course is explanatory and designed primarily for 100level students in biological sciences, agricultural sciences, environmental sciences and computer sciences. It introduces the students to adaptation, ecology and evolution of different groups of animals. Topics to be covered include a generalized survey of the animal kingdom based mainly on the study of similarities and differences in external features; ecological adaptation of animals; structural, functional and evolutionary study of protozoans, coelenterates, platyhelminthes, nematodes, annelids, arthropods, echinoderms and molluscs; evolutionary sequence in the form and functions of protochordates and various classes of vertebrates; introduction to ecology to include simple ecological facts in terrestrial and aquatic habitats and their relationship between an organism and its environment.

CHE 101
Basic General Chemistry I
CHE 101 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Atoms, atomic structures, atomic theory, aufbau method, Hund’s rule, Pauli Exclusion principles, atomic spectra, molecules and chemical reaction, energetics, chemical equation and stoichiometry, atomic Structure and; Modern electronic theory of atoms; Radioactivity; Chemical kinetics, collision theory, Kinetic theory of gases, solution, solubility and solubility product. Electro chemistry, electrode potential, half-cell equation.

CHE 102
Basic General Chemistry II
CHE 102 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Historical survey of the development and importance of organic chemistry, nomenclature and classes of organic and purification of organics compounds; qualitative and quantitative organic chemistry; stereo chemistry; determination of structure of organic compounds; Electronic theory in organic chemistry; saturated hydrocarbons; alkanes. Unsaturated hydrocarbons; alkenes, alkynes and aromatics. Functional group; carbonyls, halides, carboxylic acids and hydroxyl. Periodic table and periodic properties; periodic law. Moseley’s law, Valence Forces; structure of Solids; molecular and ionic forces. The Chemistry of selected metals and non- metals Quantitative analysis.

CHE 203
Organic Chemistry I
CHE 203 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is an important course for the chemistry students, it is meant to expose the student to the interesting chemistry of carbon in organic chemistry. The topics to cover include: Carbon in Organic chemistry, the concept of hybridization, structures and shapes of organic compounds, factors affecting organic reactions, bond breaking during organic reactions, types of reactions simple treatments of functional groups and analysis to identify functional groups.

CSC102
Introduction to Computer Science
CSC102 | FAT | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

- History of Computers - Characteristics of a Computer System - Introductory to Programming - Strategies and techniques for application development - structured programming - problem decomposition and organization - basic debugging skills - visual basic programming language

CSP 201
General Agriculture Theory
CSP 201 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Importance and scope of agriculture. Land and its uses with particular reference to agriculture. Introductory crop production. Agricultural ecology of Nigeria. Agronomy of some arable crops. Land preparation. Harvesting, processing and reservation method. Farm tools and machinery including tractor driving and by-products. Basic farm management techniques. Fisheries and wildlife production. Forest products. General introduction to livestock production and health.

CSP 202
Basic Soil Science
CSP 202 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is an introductory course in soil science designed primarily for all 200 level students in the Department of Crop, Soil and Pest Management, Agric Resource and Economics, Agric Extension and Communication, Animal Production and Health, Ecotourism and Wildlife Management, fisheries and Aquaculture Technology, Forestry Technology, and Agric Engineering Departments. However, it also meets the need of students in other fields, as a course that provides basic knowledge of soil science. Basic Soil Science generally deals with how soil is formed from primary rocks and minerals, the transformation factors and processes that give rise to different soils on the earth surface, the dynamic chemical entity and several external factors that react together to make the soil an indispensible national resource to plants, animals and humans. As a practical course, the focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their knowledge in soil science, and the basic use of soil to different field, soil management principles, and soil compositions with the aim of preparing them for other specialised applications to be encountered at higher levels. Topics to be covered include

CSP 204
Botany of Economic Crops
CSP 204 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is an exploratory, first course in botany and plant physiology designed primarily for students in Crop Science. It also meets the need of students in other agriculture related fields, as a beginner course that provides both theoretical and practical rudimentary knowledge in plant anatomy and physiology. The course focuses on plant structure and function including the cell, tissue and organs, the stem, roots, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds. It also explores some important processes in plant such as photosynthesis, respiration, translocation of materials, as well as plant growth and development. Classification of economically important plant families is also a major component of the course. All of these are taught to the students in the classroom and in the laboratory.

CSP 210
General Agriculture Practical
CSP 210 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This will involve field planting. Each student will be allocated a field plot for the planting and management of an arable crop. Students will be exposed to practical work in animal production and health, fisheries and wildlife management, and crop and forestry nurseries.

CSP 306
Fundamentals of Horticulture
CSP 306 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Principles, practices and techniques in tropical horticulture tools equipment and materials. Landscaping. Origin, distribution, taxonomy, botany, principles of cultivation, harvesting, processing, storage, marketing and use of major fruits, leafy vegetables and ornamental plants of Nigeria.

CSP 309
Land /Soil management.
CSP 309 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Need for soil conservation practices. Effects of deforestation, soil problems affecting crop production, methods of land clearing and the effect of bush burning. Tillage implements, soil tillage and tillage techniques; effects of tillage methods on soil and crop. Soil structure formation and improvement, structure deformation and measures to prevent it. Maintenance and improvement of soil fertility through natural and artificial processes. Irrigation methods, drainage methods, erosion control. Application of Global Positioning System (GPS). In topographical mapping. Field trip. Prerequisite to CSP 407&509.

EWM 201
Introduction to Ecotourism and Wildlife Management
EWM 201 | FAT | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

This course is an interdisplinary and exploratory, first course in ecotourism and wildlife management designed primarily for all the students in School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology with the exception of students in the Department of Food Science Technology . Since this is the first course to be taken by the 200 level students of the Department of Ecotourism and wildlife Management as well as students from other department it is a course that provide brief explanation to ecotourism practise in Nigeria and management of wildlife . This course will expose the students to the concept of ecotourism and its impacts on the ecology, social and economy of Nigeria. The importance of wildlife species with emphasis on Nigeria species will be emphasise in the course of the lecture. As a practical course, the students will be led to Prof.T.A.Afolayan Wildlife Park for sight seen of some animals in the Zoo and some flora resources in situ. This will enhance their conservation consciousness for renewable natural resources. Topics to be covered include Tourist suppliers and activities (wildlife viewing, bird identification, visiting cultural and historical sites, camping, sport fishing, swimming, etc.) Importance of tourism to Nigeria economy. Ethics of tourism. Tourism planning, organization and community partnership. Tourism and sustainable environmental practices. Renewable natural resources, availability, distribution and potential. The importance of wildlife species (with emphasis on Nigeria species). Classification, Morphology and distribution of important fauna species. Identification and management of Game reserves, National Parks and other conservation areas in Nigeria and West Africa countries. Significance of wildlife management and production. Field techniques in Wildlife Management. Introductory Game ranching and domestication

FAT 201
Introduction to fisheries and Aquaculture
FAT 201 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed mainly for students in Fisheries, Aquaculture and related disciplines. It is an introductory course which prepare students for both theoretical and practical courses in higher levels. Topics to be covered include Principles and problems of fish production, Management and conservation of West African fish resources. Fisheries recreation and amenities. Fisheries park, zoo, sport fishing, marine park. Identification, nomenclature, morphology and evolution of some selected West African fish species. Identification of common aquatic and terrestrial organisms of food value in fisheries. Principles of aquaculture, cultivable fish species in Nigeria.

FAT 301
Aquatic Ecology
FAT 301 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course discuss Aquatic Ecology with special references to distribution and Natural history. Characteristics of the aquatic environment, organic production in aquatic fauna and flora, algal blooms and eutrophication; benthos biomass assessment. Niche concept. Habitat studies of fish communities in major aquatic ecosystems of Nigeria. Distributions, structures and dynamics of aquatic ecosystems in tropical Africa. Food interrelationship in fish populations. Fish behaviour, marine fish and invertebrate community and behavioural ecology, energy exchange between habitats through fish invertebrate migrations and use of fish vocal patterns as a tool to study their behavioural ecology and to identify essential fish habitats.

FAT 302
Fish Population Dynamics
FAT 302 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course discuss Fish population Dynamics and designed to disseminate information on the state of fish population, utilization, and management within the aquatic environment; for conservation harnesses of the endemic fish to Nigeria fish stock in the Gulf of guinea. It discusses definition of fish stock assessment; Primary Objectives of fish stock assessment. The stock concept. Estimation of growth parameters. Methods for estimation of growth parameters from length and age data. Age/Length composition data from a single survey and multiple surveys. Fishing efforts and catch per unit efforts. Population estimation: age and growth, sex ratio, natality (recruitment) and mortality. Computation of yields from given recruitments. Hence, the focus of the course is to bring to the awareness of the students the importance in fish management, and conservation to guide against over fishing, under fishing and running desirable specie(s) of fish into extinction, while managing fish stock for the benefit and utilization of the present generation as well as the future generations.

FAT 303
Limnology and Hydrobiology
FAT 303 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed primarily for students in fisheries and aquaculture disciplines to teach them properties of natural water and manmade lakes. The scope of this course encompasses of features of natural and artificial lakes, Thermal properties and stratification, Physico- chemical properties of fresh, Brackish and marine waters, Hydrology and water cycle, Identification and study of the characteristics fauna and other flora of importance in tropical and fresh water and coastal swamps, Ecology, utilization and management of aquatic fauna and flora, Control of aquatic weeds, Collection and identification of macro- invertebrates.

FAT 304
Fish & Shell Fish Nutrition
FAT 304 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course deals with the nutritional requirements of fish (shell and fin fish) and different sources of meeting them. The course encompases different topics viz; Principles of fish nutrition, feeding methods, factors affecting the nutritive value of feeds. Nutrient requirement of fish and shrimps. Natural and artificial feeds, supplementary feeds, concentrates, purified, semi-purified and practical diets. Conventional and non-conventional sources of feedstuffs. Processing of fish feeds; toasting, autoclaving, extrusion and pelleting. Use of plant and animal wastes in fish feeds and other products as substitutes in fish diet. Importance of fish meal in fish feeds and development of alternatives to fish meal and fish oil. Factors affecting fish growth and importance of anti-nutritional factors.

FAT 305
FISH TAXONOMY AND BIOLOGY
FAT 305 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Principles of systematics. Phylogenetic relationships. Taxonomy and detailed study of major commercial fish species in Nigeria’s inland, estuarine and marine waters. Identification of fish species using keys and monographs. Morphology of bony and cartilaginous fishes. Respiration, Reproduction, excretion, osmoregulation, food and feeding habits, circulatory and nervous systems. This course introduces the students to the comprehensive description, phylogenetic classification, occurrence, abundance, geographical distribution, ecological features, conservation status and diversity of most common finfishes that inhabit freshwaters and brackish waters of Nigeria with emphasis on their identification using standard taxonomic keys and their morphometric and meristic features. It provides a checklist and simple identification of Nigerian freshwater, brackishwater and marine fishes in diagrams and short descriptions.

FAT 306
Fish Farming Techniques
FAT 306 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed primarily for students in fisheries and aquaculture disciplines to teach students on how to manipulate the land and fish resources available to maximize yield. The scope of this course encompasses types of aquaculture practices, fish culture methods, Integrated fish culture, history and status of aquaculture in Nigeria, site selection and selection of fish for aquaculture, water recirculation system and other enclosures for fish culture and other management practices in fish farming.

FAT 307
Pond construction and Maintenance
FAT 307 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed mainly for students in Fisheries and Aquaculture. The course provides applied training on the construction and maintenance of ponds. This course will impart valuable skill to the students in order to enhance their hands-on construction and maintenance of ponds. Topics to be covered include Site selection and survey. Design and construction of earthen production, breeding, nursery ponds. Fish pond accessories - spillway, monks, water inlet, monk boards and screen. Construction of other fish culture enclosures (concrete tanks, cages, pens, raceways). Construction of simple hatchery units, drainage facilities, flow-through system for fish production. Maintenance of ponds, channels and drainage facilities. Fish farm design and facilities.

FAT 308
Water Quality and Aquatic Toxicology
FAT 308 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Water Quality and Aquatic Toxicology is a course that will introduce the students to the management of water quality in fisheries environments. The course synopsis is as follows: Physical properties of water bodies; water chemistry, nutrient cycles and aquatic productivity; sampling methods and analysis. Effects of pesticides and industrial contaminants on fish, crustaceans and molluscs within Nigeria coastal waters. Ecological toxicology, responses of aquatic species to excess nutrients, diseases and chemical stressors. Pollution and its effects on aquatic life, ecological characteristics of polluted waters and methods for maintaining and improving water quality (chemical, mechanical, biological). Fate and biomagnification of micropollutant, Nutrient behaviour, phytoplankton and algal nuisance.

FAT 309
Fish Feed Technology
FAT 309 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course introduces the students into the basic in aquafeed formulation, processing and manufacturing. It is a practical-oriented course that guides students into transforming theoretical knowledge acquired in classrooms to meaningful output. Topics to be covered include: Nutrient sources, types of feedstuffs, ingredients and their chemical compositions, feed supplements and concentrates. Classification of foods, feedstuffs for aquafeeds. Chemistry and nutritive values of foods, feedstuffs and fish supplements. Methods of aquafeed formulation and preparation. Pelleting, extrusion, physical feed parameter and biological evaluatio. Techniques involved in aquafeed formulation, components of a feedmill, packaging and storage of aquafeeds.

FAT 310
Larval Food Production
FAT 310 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed mainly for students in Fisheries, Aquaculture and related disciplines. The course provides applied training on the production and cultivation of freshwater finfish and shellfish larval; and production of live foods and micro algae for fish larvae. This course will impart valuable skill to the students in order to enhance their hands-on production of fish larvae and live foods for the larvae. Topics to be covered include introduction to larval cultivation of fin fish and shellfish and the necessity to produce live food. Production methods and environmental conditions for cultivating marine and freshwater finfish and shellfish larval. Principles and practices of larval food production; plankton aquaculture - Chlorophycota, Bacillarioppyta, Cyanophycota, Rhodophyta Chrysophta. Rotifer, copepods and micro algae culture parameters, production level reliability. Current advances in commercial-scale production of live feeds for larvae of finfish and shellfish. Preparation, culture and feeding of micro algae, rotifers and brine shrimp artemia. Artemia biology and ecology applications in aquaculture. Intensive cultivation of Artemia.

FAT 311
Fish Physiology and Behaviour
FAT 311 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is a fisheries management course. However, it helps the students in understanding fish physiology and its behaviour. Fish growth and development, determination of fish growth. Reproduction and factors affecting both growth and reproduction in fish. Growth and reproduction in shell fish and its measurement. Different shapes and designs of fish in relation to aquatic environment. Structure of organs, tissues, cells and organelles in relation to their function.

FAT 312
Ornamental and Recreational Fisheries
FAT 312 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed primarily for students in fisheries management. However, it also meets the need of students in other fields, as a course that provides hand – on training in design, construction and maintenance of aquaria and ponds for ornamental fishes. As a practical course, the focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their management techniques and daily routine operations in the culture of ornamental and recreation fisheries. Topics to be covered include: identification, management and nutrition of ornamental fishes, design, construction and maintenance of aquaria and ponds for ornamental fishes, culture and breeding of aquarium fishes, sport fishing in recreation and tourism, economic importance of ornamental and sport fishes especially tropical fish species.

FAT 313
Fish and Fishery products
FAT 313 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed mainly for students in Fisheries, Aquaculture and related disciplines. It provides knowledge on the exploitation of fishery resources in Nigeria. This course will impart valuable skill to the students in understanding types of Fishery Zones; various fishing methods, processing of fishery product and trade for the fishery product.

FAT 314
Fish biochemistry
FAT 314 | FAT | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

This course is designed to give thorough understanding to students on the biochemistry of principal nutrients in fish diet and tissues. The composition of fish and fish value will be discussed. The biochemical processes that occur to these nutrients in fish cells. Also, the biochemistry of Fish organs, tissues and cells, structure of these organs, tissues, cells and organelles related to their functions will as well be dealt with.

FAT 316
Field Trip
FAT 316 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is a practical/ field experience for Students at 300 level go for two (2) weeks training at Fisheries and Aquaculture establishments to acquaint themselves with the operation methods in fish farms or establishments. Students are to write and submit Technical report at the end of the field trip for assessment by the panel of academic staff in the Department.

FAT 401
Fisheries Management and Conservation
FAT 401 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Fisheries Management and Conservation is a course that will introduce the students to the Management and Conservation aspect of Fisheries. The course synopsis is as follows: Basic concept of fisheries development and management (unexploited, underexploited, overexploited fisheries resources.). Basic and practical objectives of fish management and conservation in Nigeria. Fisheries administration and legislation, problems of enforcing laws. Development and management of lakes, rivers, brackish and marine waters. Traditional methods of fisheries management, administration and conservation in Africa, for example, Taboos, superstition, festivals and the roles of traditional heads. Government policy in fisheries administration and management. Roles and activities of federal, state and local governments in fisheries development and management in Nigeria.

FAT 402
Industry Based Supervisor’s Assessment
FAT 402 | FAT | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

This is one of the three components of the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) where Industry-based Supervisors do assess students’ performance: punctuality to work, commitment and contribution of students to the operations in the industries to which the students are attached. Such assessment is submitted to the Department to form part of the SIWES overall grading.

FAT 403
Fisheries Economics and Marketing
FAT 403 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Fisheries Economics and Marketing is a course that will introduce the students to the Economics and Marketing aspect of Fisheries and Aquaculture. The course synopsis is as follows: Economics constraints in fisheries development, free access to fisheries, sustainable yield curve and total revenue curve, bioeconomic equilibrium, factor rents, welfare economic theory and its relevance for fisheries externalities in fisheries capital investment and depreciation of equipment, consumer and consumption patterns, fishery resources and right of ownership, feasibility report writing and assessment reports of fisheries facilities, cost studies in fisheries and aquaculture technology, demand and supply of fish products in Nigeria, traditional and modern methods of marketing fisheries products in Nigeria, capital investment depreciation of equipment and cost of distribution, cooperative organisation, social acceptance of fish among the local communities.

FAT 404
FUTA Supervisors’ Assessment
FAT 404 | FAT | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

COURSE DESCRIPTION This is the second component of the SIWES overall grading. This is the assessment of the students by the University Supervisors, who visit the students at the places of attachment and evaluate their log book and as well interact with the Industry based Supervisors

FAT 405
Marine Fisheries Resources
FAT 405 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed primarily for students in fisheries management; the focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order to broaden their understanding on the marine environment, its physical features and the principal marine fisheries of Nigeria. Topics to be covered include: Plankton resources, primary production, food chain relationships, factors influencing primary and secondary production, benthic and reef fishes, coastal pelagic fishes, oceanic pelagic fishes, demersal fishes, status and trend of major fish resources in the region.

FAT 406
Student’s Report and Seminar Presentation
FAT 406 | FAT | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

This is the assessment of the report and evaluation of student’s reports and seminar presentation. The assessment is based on the quality of the write-up and student’s ability to present and defend the report, which shall be graded accordingly.

FAT 407
Fishing Gear Technology
FAT 407 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed primarily for students in fisheries and aquaculture disciplines to teach students on how to manipulate different fishing gears and crafts for exploitation of fisheries resources available in the water bodies. The scope of this course encompasses definition of fishing gear and craft, types of fishing gear and fishing craft, properties of the materials used in the construction of hooks, traps and nets, fishing gear construction materials, netting gear, non-netting gear, twine notation and numbering system. Floats, sinkers and their characteristics and properties. Assessment of efficiency of fishing gear. Design and construction of different types of fishing gear and their maintenance. Concept of fishing gear technology and trends of development

FAT 409
Fish Parasites, Diseases and Control
FAT 409 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed primarily for students in fisheries and aquaculture disciplines to teach them identification, morphology, taxonomy, life history of fish parasites. Viral disease: Lymphocystis. bacterial infections, ephitheliocystis, Fungi infections: Saprolegnia and Branchiomyces infection, ectoparasitic protozoa ,endoparasitic protozoa. Trematode worms, cestode worms, nematode worms. Ecological effects of parasite population in water body.

FAT 411
Production and Marketing of Marine Fish Products: Molluscs
FAT 411 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Biology: External and Internal morphology and Anatomy, Systematics, Geographical distribution and Evolution. Reproduction in Mollusk. Community ecology. Life history, genetics of gastropods, bivalves, cephalopods etc. Ecology of larval and early post larval Gastropods and Bivalves and Cephalopods Ecology of Monoplacophora (Neopilina) Polyplacophora (Chitons), Aplacophora (wormlike molluscs). Cultivation and Farming Methods: old and modern methods of molluscs farming Production techniques for Mussels, Oyster, Scallops and Clams. Pearl Production techniques, production level and marketing. Harvesting, utilization and processing of Octopuses, Squids and other Cephalopods. Trade and Marketing of Molluscs products

FAT 413
Statistics and Experimentation in Fisheries
FAT 413 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Statistics and Experimentation in Fisheries is a course that will introduce the students to biometrical concepts in Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology. The course synopsis is as follows: Review of biometrical concepts in agriculture; planning of experiment, analysis of variance, transformation of data, experimental designs such as; completely randomized design, Least Square, missing values, multiple comparison, nested design, factorial experiments, split-sport and spli-spli-plot design; analysis of data from qualitative variables; application of correlation and regression analysis in Fisheries and Aquaculture experiments.

FAT 415
Production and Utilization of Sea Weed and Freshwater Plants
FAT 415 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed for students in fisheries management; to educate them on the production and utilization of sea weed and freshwater plants. Topics to be covered include: Life histories of edible sea weeds and freshwater plants. Deep sea and shore farming of some plants. Utilization; harvesting techniques, processing, and preservation of sea weeds and freshwater plants. Economic importance of coral reefs. Aquatic weeds of economic importance, identification, propagation and utilization. Factors affecting aquatic weeds, disposal and utilization in the tropics.

FAT 500
Seminar
FAT 500 | FAT | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

Oral preparation of reviewed papers on specific topics of important to Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology by the 500 level students. Students shall be assessed by panel of departmental academic staff during oral presentation and the write-up shall also be assessed.

FAT 501
Fisheries Extension and Cooperatives
FAT 501 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed primarily for students in fisheries and aquaculture disciplines to teach them extension methods available for dissemination of fisheries and aquaculture research findings to the end users. The scope of this course encompasses principles and methods of programme planning, extension need, educational objectives, learning experience, clientele participation plan of work etc. Organizing associations and cooperatives, concepts of evaluation applied to fisheries extension, dissemination of research findings to field workers. Types of cooperatives, importance, formation, functions, rules and accessibility to loan for credit facilities.

FAT 502
Fisheries Policy and Administration
FAT 502 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is a fisheries management course. It helps the students in understanding reasons for fishery policy and administration; consider the different fisheries legislation in Nigeria, national laws regarding aquatic resource management and its relevance to fisheries. The administrative structure of fisheries management in Nigeria. Problems of fisheries conservation in Nigeria and international laws. Fisheries institution, conservation strategies and laws of the sea. The different rolling plans and their contents

FAT 503
Post Harvest Technology
FAT 503 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

The structure of fish muscle, the principal components of fish muscle and factors affecting their composition, major causes of fish spoilage, physical and chemical changes in fish muscle during and after rigor mortis. Techniques of fish preservation and processing; salt curing and fish fermentation, fish drying, fish smoking, chilling of fish, fish freezing, cold storage of fish, fish canning, fish preservation by irradiation, chemical and physical methods of fish quality assessment, organoleptic measurement of fish spoilage, international standards for fisheries products.

FAT 504
Production of Other Marine Fish Products: Crustacean
FAT 504 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is a follow up on FAT 411; Production and Marketing of other marine products – Molluscs. It involves Mariculture and Aquaculture of shellfish. FAT 504 is on Crustacean production. The course synopses is as follows; Production and management of decapods. Reproductive biology, pathology, endocrinology. Production of tropical shrimp and prawn species; culture of commercially important crustaceans. Penaeid shrimp culture, freshwater Macrobrachium culture, marine and freshwater crab culture. Extensive, semi-intensive and intensive techniques. Harvesting and marketing of portunid crabs, lobsters and crayfish. Crustacean health, pests and diseases The course is to expose student to the act of farming crustacean for food security. This will lead to job creation among the youths, generation of fund, the products can be exported, to generate foreign exchange. However, it also meets the need of students, as students would be able to collect, and transport crustacean from the wild to the laboratory, stock them in to concrete and earthen ponds. They will prepare feed and rear them up to marketable sizes. The various ways of processing and storing these animals shall be examined.

FAT 505
Fish Genetics
FAT 505 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Understanding of genetics, as the biological basis of heredity and variation among organisms, has expands the knowledge of applications of genetics and genome technologies in agricultural practices. In aquaculture settings, current genetic improvement programs focus on selecting superior broodstocks, using better breeding practices, increasing sustainability, and minimizing environmental problems. We will examine the role that genetic approaches play in meeting these goal. The class will start by examining the underlying principles relevant to reproduction and reproductive cycles in bony and cartilaginous fishes; Principles of hybridization and polyploidy in fish. The concept of gametogenesis in fish will also be taught. Monohybrid and dihybrid inheritances and cytological bases of inheritance will be covered. Probability and Goodness of fit. Linkage, crossing-over and genetic mapping of chromosomes. Polygenic inheritance, Sex determination, and inheritance related to sex in ornamental fishes will also be learnt. Identification of genetic material and protein synthesis code, principal and practical systematic, nomenclature and identification of fish will be covered.

FAT 506
Fish Breeding and Larviculture
FAT 506 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed mainly for students in Fisheries, Aquaculture and related disciplines. The course provides applied training on the production and cultivation of fish seeds (fry, fingerlings and juveniles). This course will impart valuable skill to the students in order to enhance their hands-on production of fish seeds for aquaculture. Topics to be covered include Fish seed production in aquaculture, artificial propagation, selection, rearing and management of broodfish, induced spawning of cultivated fish species in Nigeria. Hormone administration, artificial fertilization, incubation and hatching of eggs. Techniques of larval rearing of fry and fingerlings. Site selection, hatchery equipment and support facilities. Design, maintenance, construction and management techniques of indoor and outdoor hatcheries. Diseases management in fish hatcheries, transportation of fish seeds. Sales and economics of fish seed production, organizing, planning and record keeping in fish hatcheries.

FAT 508
Aquatic Resources Biodiversity
FAT 508 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is aquatic resources biodiversity. It will help the students in know the diverse aquatic resources of Nigeria; understand current status of Nigerian aquatic resource biodiversity, ecosystem diversity and characterization. Students will be able to discuss the goals, vision, obstacles and threats to biodiversity conservation in Nigeria. Socio-economics and dynamics of aquatic resource diversity exploitation for Nigeria.

FAT 509
Population Regulation in fisheries Management
FAT 509 | FAT | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

This course is a fisheries management course. However, it helps the students in understanding the factors that affects fish population, and relevant population control measures. Population dynamics gives the students an indept knowledge of fish population. The capturing effects on fish population movement are critically looked into. The students have to understand the causes of migration, immigration and emigration in fish.

FAT 511
Aquaculture Engineering
FAT 511 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed mainly for students in Fisheries and Aquaculture. The course provides applied training on aquaculture engineering. This course will impart valuable skill to the students in order to enhance their hands-on fish farm engineering. Topics to be covered include. Hydrological information for design and operation of aquaculture systems. Soil engineering for designs of ponds, canals and dams. Design and construction of fish farms, hydraulic formulas used in designing fish farms, maintenance of aquafarms. Pond construction engineering, design and construction of fish cages, tanks, and other impounding structures, classification and design of different types of water pumps, types of aeration and filtration devices, their design and construction. Waste management techniques in aquaculture production, biofiltration system, type of aerators, degassing etc. Water Recirculating systems and aquaponics.

FAT 599
Project
FAT 599 | FAT | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

Supervised study on identified problems, requiring both oral and written presentation. Students must attend tutorials on research techniques and scientific writing as well as oral presentation relating to students project in the Department. Project reports are to be submitted by the students at the end of the project. The reports shall be orally examined and graded by a panel of examiners headed by an External Examiner.

FAT 201
Introduction to fisheries and Aquaculture
FAT 201 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed mainly for students in Fisheries, Aquaculture and related disciplines. It is an introductory course which prepare students for both theoretical and practical courses in higher levels. Topics to be covered include Principles and problems of fish production, Management and conservation of West African fish resources. Fisheries recreation and amenities. Fisheries park, zoo, sport fishing, marine park. Identification, nomenclature, morphology and evolution of some selected West African fish species. Identification of common aquatic and terrestrial organisms of food value in fisheries. Principles of aquaculture, cultivable fish species in Nigeria.

FAT510
Fisheries Business and Trade
FAT510 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Fisheries Business and Trade is a course that will further broaden the students knowledge on the principles of Fish Business Ownership and organisation, Purpose of fish Business, Starting fish Business, Legal Structure of fish Business, Business Ethics in fisheries, Basic Management Functions (Planning , Organizing, Implementation and Control ), Time and Stress Management, risk management, Desirable Qualities for Successful fish Business Management, financial management (The Balance Sheet, Financial Statement Preparation, Financial Analysis, Preparing Budgets, Financing Alternatives and Business Valuation in fisheries and aquaculture), Business Environments (Human Environments, Economic Environments, Government Environments, Global Environments, Trade Environments, Ethical Environments), e-Business partnerships, International fisheries and Trade.

FST 201
Introduction to Food Science and Technology
FST 201 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed to review the global food situation with emphasis on Nigeria. Students will be introduced to foods of plant and animal origin and their micro flora. The proximate composition and some natural chemical constituents of foods, the nutritional status of different foods, basic physical, chemical and biological principles of food processing and preservation will be looked into. They will also be taught engineering units and dimensions applicable to the food industry and the use of flow charts, equations and stoichiometry.

FWT 202
Introduction to Forest Resources Management and Agroforestry
FWT 202 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed to broaden students’ knowledge about the forest as a renewable natural resource. It topics on the features of the forest ecosystem, the distribution of the forest in Nigeria, classification of forest resources, important indigenous tree species, characteristics of the tropical forest, importance of the forest, meaning of forestry, silviculture, plantation forestry, natural forest; deforestation; land use problems in the tropics. The agroforestry aspect shall include: concept of agroforestry; historic developments and socio-economic rationale of agroforestry; agroforestry systems and practices; classification of agroforestry systems; multidisciplinary approach to land- use; sustainability and adaptability criteria; biological and economic considerations.

FWT 303
Forest Survey
FWT 303 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed to trained students on how to carry out the survey of forest lands using some simple survey equipment such as compass, chain, poles, arrows, field books, optical instruments etc and simple construction surveying for rural applications. The students are practically exposed to various survey equipments and how to handle them. Students are also trained on how to produce the map of an area that has been surveyed, closing of errors in maps and computation of land areas from a map using different methods. Some of the topics to be covered include procedures in ground survey and ground survey instruments. Chain surveying (open and close traversing) and triangulation, Obstacles in chain survey, how to overcome them and the various sources of errors during survey exercise. Others are Compass survey: function, limitations and use during survey exercise and sources of errors, plotting of survey maps, plans and methods of area calculations, lettering and conventional signs, levelling and contours, plane tabling, the Theodolite: uses in tachiometry and Forest road alignment.

GNS101
USE of ENGLISH l
GNS101 | FAT | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

GNS 101 is English for Academic Purpose (EAP) course. The objective of this course is to equip students with skills that are necessary for learning and studying effectively in a university and communicating in English as a Second Language. Topics taught include: Time Management; Study Skills; Scientific Word Formation; Parts of Speech; Aspects of English grammar, Note-taking/Note-making.

MEE 101
Engineering Drawing I
MEE 101 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed primarily for all students admitted into the Federal University of Technology, Akure. It provides a comprehensive knowledge and insight into engineering drawing as a basic tool of engineering. Topics to be covered include: Instruments for engineering drawing and their uses. Drawing Paper Sizes; Margins; and Title Blocks. Lettering and types of line. Geometrical construction: bisection of lines and angles and their applications. Polygon, tangency, locus of simple mechanisms. Pictorial drawing; Isometric, oblique and perspectives. Orthographic projection. Dimensioning and development of simple shapes. Assembly drawing of simple components. Conventional representation of common engineering features. Freehand sketching. Use of engineering drawing software of the department.

MEE 102
Workshop Practice
MEE 102 | FAT | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

This course is one of the preparatory courses on basic manufacturing processes, an important aspect of Mechanical Engineering. It is a compulsory course taken by all 100 level students in the university. The course is practically oriented and designed to introduce students to Mechanical Engineering workshop practices, manufacturing processes and properties of engineering materials which will help them as they progress in their courses. The course will help the students to be conversant with the workshop hazard and to observe all safety practices and codes. It cuts across all sections and departments of Mechanical Engineering workshop. Topics to be covered include introduction to basic manufacturing processes, organisation of workshop, workshop hazard and safety practices and codes, properties of engineering materials, bench-work and fitting, introduction to turning exercises (straight and step turning chamfering, screw cutting), milling and milling exercise, drilling techniques and exercise, sheet metal work, welding and soldering technique with exercises. Others are properties of wood, wood work and joinery exercises, workshop measurements, refrigeration and airconditioning: principles of operation, refrigerants and trouble shooting, Methods of leak detection, charging and discharging, safety precautions.

MET 505
Marine & Physical Oceanography
MET 505 | FAT | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

This course is pre-requisite to dynamical oceanography for students of meteorology. Here, adequate knowledge of basic properties of oceans is introduced to help student have basic understanding of factors that determines behaviour and structures associated with different types of ocean. However, it also meets the need of students in other fields, such as students from department of Fisheries and Aquaculture as a course that provides adequate and useful insight into oceanographic phenomenon that affects diverse operations and activities related to the ocean and marine environment. Topics to be covered include; major ocean currents; characteristics, similarities and connection with atmospheric general circulation, Stratification in the Oceans, Global Ocean Phenomenon (El Nino, La Nina, Southern Oscillation, Upwelling), Water masses, Oceanic gyres, eddies and fronts, thermoclines, internal waves, Ocean convection, ocean pollution, Instrumentation, Oceanographic forecasting.

MTS 102
Introductory Mathematics II
MTS 102 | FAT | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

Function of a Real Variable: Definition of Functions of Real variable, Types of function. Graph of a function of real variables: Graphical representation.Limits and continuity of functions of real variables: Idea of limits of functions of real variable, the rate of change of a function, differentiation from first principle, the concept of continuity of function of real variable, Limits and limit location.Techniques of differentiation:Differentiation of the sum and difference of functions, differentiation of a product of functions, differentiation of a quotient of functions second and higher derivatives, differentiation of a function of a function, differentiation of inverse functions, differentiation of implicit functions, differentiation from parametric equations. Application of differentiation: Applications to kinematics, the tangent and normal to a curve, the maximum and minimum of a function.Extreme curve sketching: Turning points of a curve,minimum and maximum values of a curve.Integration: Integration of a constant,methods of integration , integration of rational algebraic fractions, integration by substitution, integration by partial fractions, integration of trigonometric functions . Applications of integration: Application of geometry and mechanics, areas of plane shapes,volume of plane shapes.

PHY 101
General Physics I (Mechanics)
PHY 101 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Space and Time, frames of reference, Invariance of physical laws, relativity of simultaneity, relativity of time intervals, relativity of length, units and dimension; standards and units, unit consistency and conversions. Kinematics vectors and vector addition, components of vectors, unit vectors, products of vectors. Displacement, Time and average velocity, instantaneous velocity, average acceleration, motion with constant acceleration, freely falling bodies, position and velocity vectors, acceleration vector, projectile motion. Motion in a circle and relative velocity. Fundamental laws of mechanics: forces and interactions, Newton’s first law, Newton’s second law, mass and weight, Newton’s third law. Statics and dynamics: application of Newton’s laws, dynamics of particles, frictional forces, dynamics of circular motion. Galilean invariance, universal gravitation, gravitational potential energy, elastic potential energy, conservative and non-conservative forces. Work and energy, kinetic energy and the workenergy theorem, power, momentum and impulse, conservation of momentum, collisions and momentum conservation, elastic collisions, centre of mass. Rotational dynamics and angular momentum angular velocity and acceleration, energy in rotational motion, parallel axis theorem, torque, torque and rotation about a moving axis, simple harmonic motion and its applications. The simple pendulum, damped oscillations, forced oscillations and resonance.

PHY 103
General Physics III
PHY 103 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is an exploratory course. It is designed to meet the need of the students in the basic knowledge of Physics especially in the area of the properties of matter which is an essential ingredient for the understanding of the principle of the movement of particles in materials. The course will meet the need of students in physical, chemical and biological sciences. It is also a relevant material for students in engineering and also finds useful applications in environmental science and technology.

PHY 107
Experimental Physics
PHY 107 | FAT | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is an exploratory practical course in physics. It is designed for students in Physics and allied disciplines. It is a course designed so as to provide hands-on training in the use of some laboratory equipments as well as in report writing. As a practical course, the focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their knowledge in Physics. Students are made to perform some experiments in the laboratory. These experiments are taking from mechanics and properties of matter and Optics, which are the core aspects of the Physics courses taking by students at the first semester of their 100 Level. Here, six major experiments are to be set and demonstrated for students. They are: i).Measurements, ii) Determination of acceleration due to gravity using spiral spring method, iii) Determination of acceleration due to gravity using compound pendulum method, iv) Determination of moment of inertia of a rigid body, v) Determination of refractive index of glass using rectangular prism, vi) Determination of refractive index of glass using triangular prism.