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Botho University - Setting the Gear for Excellence

Proudly showcasing the best of our teaching and learning environment

Botho University, throughout its 20-year history, has never waivered from its commitment to provide quality education to its students that is at par with international standards. The institution is proud to showcase all its various laboratories used to provide practical training to its learners from various programmes. These labs are fully equipped with all the necessary equipment to meet the learning outcomes of the programmes offered.

Additionally the University has computerised and non computerised classrooms, practice rooms and lecture theatres for teaching and learning. Such extensive facilities provide our students a “real-life” learning experience, ensuring that they attain the skills needed to work in the industry.

  • Jewellery Computer Aided Design Lab: This lab covers the skills necessary to become a jewellery design expert. In this lab learners are given training on using Rhino, a CAD modeling software package that enables the learners to accurately model designs ready for rendering, animation, drafting, engineering, analysing and manufacturing jewellery. The lab is equipped with computers that run “Rhino software”.
  • Design Studio and Gemmology Lab: A design studio enables learners to get engaged in conceiving, designing and developing new products or objects pertaining to Jewelry Manufacturing and Design. The lab has microscopes, polariscopes, dhicroscopes, eye loupes, spectroscope, diamond tester, diamond grading simulant kit, weighing scale for gemstones, refractometer, tracing light boxes, a 3D printer and computers.
  • Jewellery Workshop: This workshop enables learners to be creative and learn the basics of jewellery making. This workshop is equipped with Buff Polishing machine, Magnetic Polishing machine, Ultrasonic cleaner, Workbenches, Jewelry tool kits, Wire drawing machines, Ring size enlarger, Fordom multipurpose motors and Ring and bangle mandrels.
  • Casting Lab: This lab is used by the learners to learn the casting process as a part of jewelry manufacturing process, in which a molten material such as metal, plastic or any other material is poured or forced into a hollow mold and allowed to solidify within the mould and then ejected or broken out to get a fabricated jewelry part. The lab has equipments such as Wax injector, Vulcanizer, Different size of flasks, Wax Carver, Burnout furnace, Centrifugal casting machine, Melting furnace, Vacuum investment mixer.
  • Chemistry Lab: This lab has adequate supply of glassware and reagents. Chemistry Labs provide opportunities to study the selected aspects of chemistry by performing the necessary experiments for eg on Titration, Estimation of HCl using Na2CO3 as primary standard and Determination of alkalinity in water sample, Determination of DO content of water sample by Winkler’s method.
  • Physics Lab: Provides opportunity to practice and test physics concepts applied in optics, thermal physics, properties of matter and liquids. The lab is also used to apply physics principles of electromagnetism to evaluate engineering properties of materials. The physics lab has the required sets of non-consumable apparatus for students to carry out the experiments.
  • Electrical Installation and Circuits lab: Provides opportunity to gain hands on skills to perform the correct installation procedures and wiring connections for common residential switching devices outlets and low voltage circuits. Students are able to perform proper installation procedures for various wiring methods, installing a residential consumer service including a variety of household circuits, preparing a material list, laying out drawing and panel schedule for a residential consumer service, installing extra-low voltage signal circuits, preparing wiring, layout and schematic diagrams for extra-low voltage signal circuits, and safely using test equipment and power tools commonly found in industry
  • Kitchen Operations Lab: This lab gives the learners the opportunity to experience a fully functioning restaurant kitchen, where the students prepare food for diners in the restaurant. The lab uses a Pilot POS system with digital interfacing to the kitchen to be able to train the students on POS software as well as traditional ordering methods.
  • Rooms Operations Lab: The lab consists of a front desk, 4 en-suite rooms, public spaces and a laundry. This gives the learners the “real-life” experience of a fully functioning rooms setup, including reception, laundry and rooms. Students are required to learn all functions in a rooms operation to ensure that they are as operationally sound as possible once they are finished. The rooms lab is also equipped with the “Opera training suite” to ensure that students can work on a property management system in their classes.
  • Food Service Lab: The food service lab is a 24 seater restaurant, it works in conjunction with the Kitchen lab so that all food produced in the kitchen can be served in the restaurant to clients. Currently, these clients consist of staff at the university, however the objective is to open it to the public. The lab uses a Pilot POS system with digital interfacing to the kitchen to be able to train the students on POS software as well as traditional ordering methods. The Food Service Lab is also equipped with a mobile bar setup and serves as a lab for the Bar Operations modules.
  • Cisco Networking Lab: The Cisco Lab is equipped with all the required Cisco equipment to be able to deliver the modules mapped to the Cisco curriculum efficiently. The lab is dedicated to train the students on Cisco networking technologies. It contains the Cisco networking equipment such as: Ethernet Switches, Routers, DLINK Racks, and Client machines. The lab has a topology of routers and L2 Switches with hosts connected to the network. The lab also has Straight Through cables, Cross-Over Cables, RS-232 Cables, Console cables and Crimping Tools.
  • Multimedia Lab: This lab is used to provide learners practical experience on graphic design, audio and video recordings, game development and animations. This lab is equipped with computers that have software such as Matlab, 3D Max, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Flash. The lab also has Webcams, Joysticks and Headsets with microphones.
  • Operating Systems and Hardware Lab: This lab equips learners with practical skills such as identifying the individual hardware components of the computer system, assembling and disassembling PCs, troubleshooting, installing and configuring computer system, maintaining and troubleshooting peripheral devices, installing and configuring operating systems, identifying the different network technologies and identifying personal computer security concepts.
  • Network Security and Computer Forensics Lab: This lab is used to demonstrate and to give hands on experience on Ethical Hacking, Information Data Security, Malware Analysis, Computer Forensics and Data Recovery. The network used in this lab is isolated from the campus network so as to facilitate practical activities without any disturbance to the campus network. It has been built with the support of a separate Domain Controller, DHCP Server, File Server, Deployment Server and DNS Server. The lab has a dedicated internet facility that allows practical work which need Internet. The architecture of the lab is setup as 5 different VLANs (Virtual LAN) so that the students can get a feel of doing activities like hacking a network from a different network. The setup in this lab caters for the hands-on experience in security related topics covered in the programme.

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