Assessment of students’ performance shall be. continuous. The final examination for each course shall normally be.. at the end of the semester in which the course is offered. The courses grades will add up of the students’ score in the continuous assessment shall carry a maximum mark of 40%.
In order to quality for a course examination, a student shall be required to achieve 75% attendance of all the scheduled classes (Lectures and laboratory work) for the courses.
3. Absence from Examination
A student who is absent from a course examination without the permission of the Head of Department during or at the end of the semester, will receive a
grade of F. Permission may be granted only on compassionate or medical
grounds where evidence are provided by the University Health Services.
(a) The unit of a course is defined in relation to the semester duration; this is equivalent to a lecture duration of one hour weekly for ore semester of about 15 teaching weeks or three to four hours every week, in the lecture room or laboratory for one semester of same duration (15 weeks). The size of a course shall, as much as possible, be a maximum of four units and its duration shall be one semester except for projects and industrial work experience which may carry more than three units.
(b) A core course is one which must be registered for and passed by a student to get the degree, and is counted towards the classification of his/her degree. An elective course is either compulsory or optional.
(c) A compulsory elective is one that shall be counted towards the classification of students’ degree. An optional elective is a course that may be taken by the student and may not be counted towards the classification of his/her degree.
For the purpose of determining the class of degree, the CGPA shall cover 100 to 500 level courses for UME students and 200-500 for Direct Entry students.
1.Grading System: A five-point grading system is currently adopted as shown.
Mark Range Interpretation Letter Grade Grade Point
The following terminologies and abbreviations are commonly used in the progressive computation of students’ results throughout his/her four/five years stay in the University.
i. Total Load Units (T.L.U)
This is the total number of course units carried by a student in a particular semester, It is the summation of the load units on all courses carried during the semester, for example, a student who is taking 8 courses of 2 units each has a T.L.U. if 8 X2 = l6forthat semester.
ii. Cumulative Load Unit(C.L.U)
This is the summation of total load units over all the semester from the beginning to date. A student who is prone to repeating courses will finish (if he does not drop out) with a higher C.L.U. than his nonrepeating colleagues, and will most likely require a longer time to complete requirements for the award of a degree.
iii. Total Credit Point (T.C.R)
This is the sum of the product of course units and rating in each course, for the entire semester. For example consider a student who took 6 courses of 3 units each, suppose the grade he/she obtained in the six courses were A,B,C,D,E and F respectively. The TCP of this students is obtained as unit x grade point i.e. 3x5+3x4+3x3+3x2+3x1 +3x0 15+12+9+6+3+0 45.0
iv. Cumulative Grade Point (CGP)
This is summation of Total Credit Point over all semesters from the beginning to date.
v. Grade Point Average (GPA)
This is the Total Credit Point (TCP) divided by the Total Load Units (TLU), for
example, consider the student’s score referred to in section (iii). his T.C.P. is
45.0 and has T.L.U. of 18 (i.e. 5 course of 3 units each for the semester, his GPA 2
is therefore 45/18 = 2.50. The highest possible GPA that can be earned is 5.0 F and that is when a student has earned an “A” grade in every course during the semester. The lowest GPA: obtainable is 0.00, signifying “F” grade all C through.
vi. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
This is not the summation of GPA’s for all semester, rather it is the summation
of TCP for all the semester to date divided by the summation of TLU for the said ‘
semester. Like the GPA, CGPA’s obtainable range from 0.00 to 5.00 in effect,
CGPA = CCP /CLU where CCP is Cumulative Credit Point and CLU is the
Cumulative Load Unit.
Final Assessment & Class of Degree
First Class 4.50- 5.00
2nd Class Upper Division 3.50-4.49
2nd Class Lower Division 2.40 - 3.49
3rd Class Division 1.50- 2.39
vii. Academic Probation
A student whose CGPA at the end of any semester is less than 1.00 shall be placed on academic probation during subsequent semesters.
viii. Withdrawal from the University
a student who is on academic probation in a semester and fails to achieve a CGPAof at least 1.00 at the end of that session shall be asked to withdraw from the university.
ix. Repetition of Courses
Any course failed by a student must be repeated until passed. A student may repeat only those courses in which he/she has obtained a grade F. The grade earned for repeated course shall be recorded and used in the computation of the GPA and CGPA in the usual way.
2. Requirements for the Award of a Degree
For the award of a degree. a candidate must satisfactorily complete. the minimum number of units prescribed for the degree. He/she must. in addition, complete successfully all compulsory courses as well as the special and free electives for the degree as prescribed. To be eligible for Bachelor of Technology in Transport Management, a student must pass a total of at least 234 units. This include:
TOTAL 236 units STUDENTS IN THE DEPARTMENT (a) Student Academic Advisors
Each lecturer is assigned as an advisor to a group of students for counseling purposes both on academic and non-academic matters. The advisor is to monitor the students’ academic progress and advise him/her appropriately as to courses he/she should register for in each semester. The University regulation stipulates a minimum of 12 units and a maximum of 24 units for full. time studentship. Other regulation governing registration such as late registration may be obtained from the registry of the university.
(b) Student Associations
The Department recognizes the importance and activities of professional bodies such as Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and encourages students within the department to register with them for the integration of academic learning with professionalism.
EXAMINATION OFFENCES AND SANCTIONS:
Arising from the alarming rate of increase in examination malpractices in the
University, the Senate of the University has put in place appropriate sanctions
for various offences as follows:
Illegal possession of answer scripts by students
Examination Scripts with more than one hand writing
Possession of illegal materials relating to examination in the examination venue
Harassment of co-students for non-cooperation in examination malpractices
Suspension for one semester
Falsification of identity (i.e name and matriculation number etc by a culprit)
Suspension for one semester
Exchanging of scripts
Suspension for one semester
Refusal to submit examination scripts
Suspension for one semester
Apart from possible sanctions for this offences the department of Management and Accounting specifically requires of all students to go into examination halls with their personal calculators i.e. no borrowing of examination materials such as rulers, calculators, or biro is tolerated, candidates are also not expected to go to examination halls with their cellphones.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR STUDENTS IN THE DEPARTMENT
1. Punctual and regular attendance at lectures, tutorials and seminars classes is compulsory.
2. A student who has a genuine reason to be absent from any of the activities listed above must first obtain permission from the lecturer(s) or personnel in charge.
3. Students must consult with their level advisor or such persons that
may be knowledge able about the operation of the- course unit system for necessary information.
CGPA and keep accurate records of their academic. performance.
5. Students should not disturb the peace and ‘order of the Department
through noise making, operating music instruments, drumming or
6. Handsets must be switched off during lectures, tutorials; seminars,
examinations or practical classes.
7. Students should shun fighting and any, other violent acts: Students must
treat one another with respect.
8. Students should maintain an- honest and disciplined life.
9. Students should work hard, recreate and relate with their creator. Students are advised to dress moderately and decently.
10. Students should be mindful of the type of associations they join or characters of friends they keep.
These Codes of Conduct are designed by the department based on the premises that a sound mind in a sound body are prima fade requirements for the attainment of the lofty goals of academic laurels.
Close observance of these codes will also ensure avoidance of possible hinderance to the achievement of academic excellence.
B. TECH TRANSPORT
MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME PHILOSOPHY
The multifarious problems of the industrial world with the attendant complexities and the uncertainties of the environment in which transportation scenarios operate require advanced and pragmatic Management Training Programmes in the field of Transportation. Consequently, the primary objective of the programme is to assist would-be transportants in solving the day- to-day transport problems more precisely and effectively through -the application of modem transport operations techniques.
In addition, the programme is to provide a detailed specific knowledge, conceptual analytical - and practical problem solving skills in Transport studies. it also exposes. the students to transport administration planning and other contemporary issues in Transport Management.
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Bachelor of Technology in Transport programme commenced in 2000/2001 session under the then Department of Management Science. In 2009/2010 the department of Management Science metamorphosed into Faculty of Management Sciences and took off with the two existing programmes: Transport management and Management and Accounting. Since then as distinct department, - Department of Transport Management has continuously strive to meet the ever increasing demand of the transport and allied sectors at the top management levels especially in Aviation, Maritime, Overland Transport (Land & Rail) and Logistics management.
However, it would be that transport is an engine of growth in any economy and it is a means to end rather end in itself. Consequently, it is the life wire of any society; hence there is need for its proper management in order to bring to the awareness of all stakeholders its relevance and contributory roles to the society in general.
Again, transport needs to be planned, controlled and managed in such a way that services provided at both private and public sectors of the economy are best quality.
In view of this, the relevance of transport management as a career is not in doubt. This is evidenced as many higher institutions now include transport studies in their academic curricula. The academic discipline focuses, meeting the needs of private sectors, public organizations and individual within an organizational or societal context through the application of tested techniques, skills and technologies relevant to each undertaking.
B. Tech Transport Management at LAUTECH will avail prospective students of the following options:
1. Aviation Transport
2. Maritime Transport.
3. Overland (Road or Rail) Transport
4. Logistics Management
The aviation refers to air transport in which movement of goods and passengers takes place in the air, while maritime transport is the Movement through the sea. The overland transport includes both road and rail modes transport in which goods and passengers are transported through road and rail respectively.
On the other hand, the logistics management options cut across other modes of transport as its functions are peculiar and indispensable. In other words, the logisticians engage in all activities involved in the movement of goods and passengers from origin to destination however, all the mode play important. roles in the development of the nation’s economy as the function complementarily.
Objectives of the Programme
The objective of the programme is to provide a detailed scientific knowledge, conceptual, analytical arid practical problem- solving skills in Transport management and other related Transport management disciplines The programme will expose the students to Quantitative Techniques in Transport. Marketing of Transport Operation and services, Logistics and Physical distribution. Transport policy, Accounting and other management areas requiring analytical decision-making as an integrative approach to the myriads of Transport Management problems. These includes planning, analysis, execution and control in Transport environment.
During the period of studentship. students will not only receive lecture inputs but will also be invited to conduct their own researches, produce their dissertations on major Transport areas, present their researches through seminars, workshops on the relevant Transport modes and interact with the industries through organized industrial attachment and Supervised Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) will be encouraged.
The course graduates would have acquired the basic technological knowledge and practical exposure to fit them into Transport careers in both the public and private sectors of the economy. and also to become capable of being self-employed, and even be employment creators.
UME Candidates (100 Level)
The University required entry qualification for the programmes shall include 5 credit passes in ordinary level subjects: English Language Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. However, the Department admits Geography in lieu of Physics! Chemistry with Economics.
The requirement is as that of the UME candidates above. In addition, such
candidate would have successfully gone through the University’s one year Pre- Degree programme.
Direct Entry (200L or 300 Level):
Candidates must have passes in at least English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry Geography /Economics at GCE, ‘A’ level or equivalent. In addition to UME Entry requirement:
(a) No subject is counted at both Ordinary and Advanced Levels.
(b) National Diploma with Upper Credit grade! or its equivalent in
Environmental Management, Engineering and Transport.
Candidate with HND or OND (or equivalent qualification) with pass at upper credit level in science related courses from recognized institutions may be admitted to 300 level or 200 level respectively provided such candidates satisfy UME entry requirements
(iv) Inter / lntra School Admission
This type of admission is into the 200 level. Candidates from recognized institutions may be allowed to transfer to 200 level provided they have relevant qualifications adjudged suitable by the Department and provided their exit from such institutions are not related to disciplinary action.
(d) Programme/Sub-discipline Structure
(i) Title: The undergraduate programme in the Department shall lead to the award of a Bachelor of Technology degree in Transport Management, which shall be designated as B.Tech (Transport Management)
(ii) Requirement for Award: To be eligible for the award of the Bachelor of Technology Honours in Transport Management, a candidate must pass a minimum of 196 units which is distributed as shown below: