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Department of General Enstruction in the Applied
Sciences, INCLUDING ENGINEERING, PRACTICAL SURVEYING AND LEVELLING,
MANUFACTURING ART AND MACHINERY, &c.
OBJECT OF THE DEPARTMENT, AND NATURE OF THE INSTRUCTION. The object of this Department of King's College is to provide a system of general instruction, essentially practical in its nature, for the large and important class of young men hereafter to be engaged in Civil and Military Engineering, Surveying, Architecture, Commerce, and the higher branches of Manufacturing Art.
The course of instruction comprises those branches of knowledge which form the groundwork of a liberal education. The following are the subjects taught in this department:
First YEAR.—Mathematics. Natural Philosophy. Chemistry. Manufacturing Art. Geometrical Drawing. Mineralogy, Land-Surveying. Workshop.
Second YEAR.- Mathematics. Mechanics. Chemistry. Manufacturing Art and Machinery. Mineralogy. Geology. Land-Surveying. Geometrical Drawing. Workshop. „TurRD YEAR.- Mathematics. The Theory of Engineering and Architectural Construction. The Practice of Engineering and Architectural Construction. Manufacturing Art and Machinery. Practical Geology. Chemical Manipulation. Geometrical Drawing. Levelling. Workshop
The whole course thus occupies three years, and forms an appropriate introduction to that kind of instruction which can only be obtained within the walls of the manufactory, or by actually taking part in the labours of the Surveyor, the Engineer, or the Architect.
Museums, containing important and valuable collections, illustrating the subjects taught, are open to the Students.
The following statement exhibits the nature of the instruction communicated in this Department by the different Professors and Lecturers.
MATHEMATICS. Professor Rev. T. G. Hall, M. A. TUTORS—Rev. T. A. Cock, M.A., T. M. Goodevf, Esq. M.A. FIRST YEAR.–Arithmetic ; Algebra ; Euclid, Books 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 11; Plane Trigonometry, and Logarithins.
SECOND YEAR.-Conic Sections; application of Algebra to Geometry; the Differential and Integral Calculus.
THIRD YEAR.—Spherical Trigonometry ; Geometry of three dimensions; Differential Calculus.
NATURAL PHILOSOPHY AND ASTRONOMY.
PROFESSOR—Rev. M. O'Brien, M.A. The object of these Lectures is to teach the principal Mechanical Sciences_namely, Statics, Dynamics, Hydrostatics, Pneumatics, and Hydraulics, together with Optics and Astronomy.
The instruction given in the first year requires no mathematical knowledge on the part of the Student, the method of solving problems by Construction being adapted.
In the second and third years the Mathematical principles of Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Optics, and Astronomy are taught, including the Theory of Work, the Mathematical Calculations relating to Roofs, Arches, Chain
Bridges, Embankments, Strength of Materials, &c., together with the Constructions and use of Optical and Astronomical Instruments.
DEMONSTRATOR-J. F. HARDWICH, Esq. FIRST YEAR.-A PREPARATORY COURSE, which commences with a view of the Forces which concur to the production of Chemical Phenomena, and concludes with a description of the Non-metallic Elements and their principal Compounds.
The Text-Book used in this part of the Course is Daniell's Introduction to the Study of Chemical Philosophy.
Second YEAR.-A Course of PRACTICAL Chemistry, in which the applications of Science to the Arts are taught; and the processes of the different Manufactures, of Metallurgy, and of Domestic Economy, explained and illustrated.
Examinations of the Class, both vivâ voce and by written papers, are held on Weủnesdays at the usual Lecture hour.
Third Year. The Students are admitted to the Operating Laboratory; and go through a course of Manipulation in the most important operations of Chemistry, including the first steps of Analysis.
EXPERIMENTAL AND ANALYTICAL Chemistry. The object of this Class is to afford Students who are desirous of acquiring a knowledge of analysis, or of prosecuting original research, an opportunity of doing so under the superintendence of the Professor and Demonstrator; Students may enter, upon payment of the Fces, at any time except during the vacation, and for a period of one, three, six or nine months, as may best suit their convenience. The laboratory hours are from ten till four daily, except Saturday, on which day the hours are from ten to one.
Attention will be particularly given to
1. Analytical Chemistry. 2. Agricultural Chemistry. 3. Processes of Manufacturing Art. 4. Physiological Chemistry.
In addition to the Laboratory Fee, each Student defrays the expenses of his own Experiments. The amount of this expense, which is comparatively trifling and often very small, is. entirely under his own control.
PROFESSOR Ansted, M.A. F.R.S. F.G.S. SECOND YEAR.-Physical Geography and the elements of Descriptive Geology. THIRD YEAR.-The practical application of Geology to Engineering Architecture, Agriculture, and Mining.
The Students in each year are accompanied by the Professor to the Museum of Economic Geology and other public institutions, and also on excursions into the country.
ARTS OF CONSTRUCTION IN CONNEXION WITH CIVIL
ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE.
PROFESSOR Hosking.–ANDREW MOSELEY, Esq. The Course includes a descriptive account of the various Arts and Operations employed in Hydraulic Architecture or Engineering, and also of those employed in the ordinary practice of Civil Architecture; — Navigators', Bricklayers', Masons', Carpenters', Smiths' Work, &c.;-the matters acted upon the terms used, -the tools, implements, and materials employed, and the modes of operating with or upon them; — the combinations effected, and the modes of effecting them in detail :-Cutting and Embanking,—the Formation and Con: struction of Drains and Sewers, Shafts, Driftways, Tunnels, Canals, Reservoirs, Water Works, Roads, Bridges, Railways, Docks, Harbours, &c. &c.
The Course will also include Instruction in Specifying, Estimating, and Measuring Work, and in the practice of Architectural Surveying generally.
MANUFACTURING ART & MACHINERY.
PROFESSOR COWPER. The Lectures and Instructions in this section are intended to familiarize the student with the Machinery and contrivances in actual use; thus adding a knowledge of prac tice to the knowledge of theory taught by the Professors.
To effect this object, machines are not only described in general terms, but their various details, and the design of each particular construction, are explained and illustrated by drawings or models.
The most important manufacturing processes are also explained and amply illustrated in this course.
VISITS OF THE STUDENTS TO MANUFACTORIES, ETC. Access to some of the principal Manufacturing Establishments in the metropolis, and its ricinity, having been lìberally granted to the Students of this department of King's College, they are accustomed to visit them from time to time, accompanied by the Lecturer on Manufacturing Art and Machinery : they thus see in operation the manufacturing processes which have formed the subject of their Lectures, the mechanical expedients which concur to the production of each are explained, and the economy of the whole is pointed out on the spot.
ENGINEERING WORKSHOP. UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF G. A. TIMME, Esq. A Workshop has been fitted up, with lathes, forges, benches, and the necessary implements for enabling the Students to become practically familiar with the Management of Tools. At certain hours the Students are admitted, and a regular course of instruction is given, beginning with the simplest kinds of work and gradually proceeding to the construction of more or less complicated models of Apparatus and Machinery, according to the proficiency of the Student.
Besides the Superintendent, experienced Workmen attend during the working hours, GEOMETRICAL DRAWING AND DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY.
Professor Thos. BRADLEY. This Course comprehends Practical Geometry in the most extensive sense of the term. 1. PLASE GEOMETRY, the delineation of plane figures and curves, and, generally, the solution of all the Problems required in the practical Arts; the use of Drawing Instruinents, &c.
2. SOLID, or Descriptive GEOMETRY, including PROJECTION, ISOMETRICAL PROJECTION, PERSPECTIVE, the construction of Maps, Light and Shane, and DRAWING, in the common acceptation of the term, as connected with the objects of this Department.
LANDSCAPE DRAWING AND COLOURING,
AS APPLIED TO
PROFESSOR H. WORSLEY. Students of the third year have the option of attending this Class instead of that of
Professor J. TENNANT, F.G.S. The Course commences with a description of the Physical and Chemical characters of Minerals in general.
The principal simple Minerals are next separately considered, and the readiest mode of distinguishing them described.
The course of instruction includes a minute description of all the substances entering into the composition of Rocks, and of those minerals which are also used in the Arts; illustrated by an extensive collection of characteristic specimens, and diagrams of the principal crystalline forms, &c. PRACTICAL SURVEYING AND LEVELLING.
HENRY James Castle, Esq. This Course is at once theoretical and practical: in the College, it embraces the various in-door details of a Surveyor's Office; and in the field, the uses and application of the several Surveying Instruments which are now in use on Civil and Military Surveys in England, India, and the colonies. It also includes the Theory and Practice of Levelling, the making of Sections from the Field-Books, and all the requisite practical detail before getting out the working drawings and letting the contracts; and generally, such information, both theoretical and practical, as will qualify the Student to enter at once as Draughtsman into an Engineer's Office.
THE ADMISSION OF STUDENTS. Previously to Matriculation, Students are required to produce a testimonial of good conduct from their last instructor, and to subscribe a declaration, that they will conform to all the Rules and
Regulations of the College. Every Student, after obtaining the signature of the Principal to his card of admission, is required to bring it to Professor HALL, the Dean of this Department, in order that it may be countersigned by him,
CHAPEL.–A11 Matriculated Students are required to attend Prayers in the Chapel, at 10 o'clock precisely. A register of their attendance is kept.
The Academical Year consists of Three Terms; viz. Michaelmas Term, from the beginning of October to the week before Christmas; Lent Term, from the middle of January to the week before Easter; Easter Term, from Easter to the beginning of July.
ExamINATIONS.-One at the end of the Michaelmas Term, and another at the close of the Academical Year, at which latter there is a public Distribution of Prizes.
AGE OF Admission.—Except in special cases, no one is admitted under sixteen years of age.
Matriculation Fee, including Library Subscription......... £3 3 0
0 2 6
The different Classes in this Department are likewise open to any Gentlemen who may not wish to attend the whole of the Course, but who may desire to study any particular subject. The following are the Fees:
£ 8. d. Mathematics
4 4 O per Term
10 10 0 per Annum. Natural Philosophy
80 ditto. Chemistry.....
7 7 0 for the Course.
40* Practical Chemistry
0+ } for the Course.
0 One Month. * Experimental and Analytical Che) 10 10 0 Three Months. mistry................
18 13 0 Six months,
26 5 0 Nine Months. Practical Geology and Mining 2 12 6 for the Leit Terin, Geology.......
3 3 0 for the two Terms.
1 11 6 for the Mich. Term, or ) Arts of Construction, &c.... 2 12 6 per Term
o per Annum. Landscape Drawing.....
(10 10 01 Mineralogy
2 2 0 for the Conrse. Geometrical Drawing
o per Term ..................... 5 0 per Annum. • Manufacturing Art and Machinery.. 2 2 0 ......ditto.....................
5 0 ditto. Practical Surveying..........
3 3 0 ......ditto......................
8 8 0 ditto. Workshop.
2 2 0 ......ditto
5 5 0 ditto. # For Matriculated Students.
# For Occasional Students.
ENDOWMENT'S, PRIZES, &c. ScholarSHIPS.-One Scholarship of 301. and one of 201., each for two years, are given annually to the Matriculated Students of this department. A Divinity Prize of 30. is also open to them each year.
DANIELL SCHOLARSHIP.-The DANIELL SCHOLARSHIP, a biennial Scholarship of 201., tenable for two years, for the best series of researches executed in the Laboratory, is open to any Student of the College who has been a member of the Class of Experimental and Analytical Chemistry for six months during the two years preceding the award of the Prize.
Prizes for proficiency are given in each class to those Students who most distinguish theinselves at the respective Examinations held in June.
Certificates of Honour.-Certificates are granted to Students, and are of two fornis, viz Certificates of Approval, and Certificates of Honour Certificates of Approval may be attained at the end of the second year, by those Students whose general progress is considered satie factory; but Certificates of Honour only at the end of the third year, and to those whose studies have been pursued with distinguished success. ASSOCIATES, &c.-Students who have pursued their Studies in this
Department with credit for three years, are entitled to the Diploma of “ Associate of King's College."
N.B. This privilege, as well as the Certificate of Honour, is granted to all Students who have passed through a Course of two years' study in this Department, if they have preriously passed two years either in King's College School, or in one of the
Schools in Union, and had reached the head form of that School before leaving it. RESIDENCE OF Studenis.—Students may reside in College, and the following Gentlemen connected with the DEPARTMENT OF THE APPLIED SCIENCES receive Students as Boarders into their houses: -The Rev. T. A. Cock, A.M. 18, Rodney-street, Pentonville; T. M. GOODRVE Esq. M.A. Eastbourne-terrace, Hyde Park; H. J. CASTLE, Esq. 6, Rodney-street, Pentour
19; A. Moseley, Esq. 53, Great Ormond-street, Queen-square.
The Academical year in this Department is divided into Two Sessions; the Winter Session, which begins on the 1st of October, and terminates at the end of March; and the Summer Session, which begins on the 1st of May, and terminates at the end of July.
Students are of two kinds, Matriculated and Occasional. Matriculated Students are those who receive their entire Medical education at King's College. They wear the College Cap and Gown, and enjoy certain privileges enumerated in the Calendar. Occasionul Students comprehend those who attend only the Lectures of particular Professors. The Lectures upon the various branches of Medical Knowledge are as follows:
ANATOMY, DESCRIPTIVE AND SURGICAL.
Professor, RICHARD PARTRIDGE, F.R.S. Demonstrators, HENRY LEE, F.R.C.S. ; HENRY H) DE SALTER, M.B.; JOHN WOOD. These Lectures comprise a full course of Descriptive and Surgical Anatomy, and are illustrated by recent Dissections, by Preparations from the Anatomical Museum, and by a large collection of Diagrams.
PHYSIOLOGY: GENERAL AND MORBID ANATOMY.
Professors, R. B. TODD, M.D., P.R.S.; and W. BOWMAN, F.R.S. This Course comprises a minute examination of the structure and functions of the tissues and organs of the human body, and is illustrated by recent Dissections, by Preparations and Drawings of parts in Human and Comparative Anatomy, by Experiments, and by Microscopical Observations. Some subjects are treated of only in alternate years.
Demonstrator, and Curator of the Laboratory, T. F. HARDWICH.
ANALYTICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL CHEMISTRY.—The object of this Class is to enable Students themselves to follow up a Course of investigation in particular subjects, and to acquire a knowledge of Analytical Chemistry, by workmg under the Professor and Demon. strator. The Laboratory is provided with every requisite, and is open daily from ten to fonr. Students, whether medical or non-medical, may enter at any time, during the Winter and Summer Sessions, for periods of one, three, six, or nine months.
Professor, J. E. BOWMAN. This Course, consisting of Thirty Lessons of two hours cach, is given during the Summer in a Laboratory fitted up for the express purpose. Each Student during the Course performs the principal operations of Chemistry, including the tests for the Poisons in most common use.
PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF MEDICINE.
Professor, GEORGE BUDD, M.D. F.R.S. The Lectures on this subject are exemplified by Preparations, Drawings, and Models, and by recent Specimens of diseased structure.
PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF SURGERY.
Professor, WILLIAM FERGUSSON, F.R.S. This Course is illustrated by Preparations, Models, Casts, and Drawings, and by recent Specimens of the effects of disease or injury. The principal Operations of Surgery are exemplified on the dead body. To these Lectures belongs the large collection of Diagrams and Casts presented to the College hy Mr. Green, aud by the present Professor.