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Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

B.E. in Mechanical Engineering

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The Bachelor of Engineering degree program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org .

ABET is  the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

The mechanical engineering major prepares students for a variety of careers in the design and construction of mechanical systems.

The production, transformation, transmission and control of thermal and mechanical energy constitute one of the main tracks that rely on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. This track leads to applications in internal combustion engines, steam and gas power plants and HVAC.

Solid mechanics, kinematics, and dynamics of machinery lead to applications in vibrations control and machine design. The general area of manufacturing that is closely linked to industrial engineering is also covered in the course of study.

The program emphasizes the broad spectrum of applications of mechanical engineering, as well as the interaction with other engineering disciplines. Laboratory experimentation and computer simulation are used to train students on the understanding, design and testing of thermal and mechanical systems.

Six credits of professional experience are included in the summer of the third year to give students an opportunity to integrate classroom instruction with practical work experience as a part of their academic program.

Mission

The Mechanical Engineering program strives to support the mission of the school by providing students with a solid and contemporary mechanical engineering curriculum and a broad education that prepares them for successful careers as mechanical engineers in a globalized and diverse world as well as graduate studies.

Program educational objectives

Within a few years of graduation, the graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program will:

  1. Establish themselves as practicing mechanical engineers or be engaged in advanced studies.
  2. Demonstrate leadership and function effectively as responsible members of professional teams.
  3. Be responsible citizen engineers.

Student outcomes

The students will acquire in their matriculation through the program, the following skills, knowledge, and behaviors :

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Student Data

  Enrollment Data   B.E.
Mechanical
Engineering

Academic Year 
2018-2019

343

 

  Graduation Data   B.E.
Mechanical
Engineering
Academic Year
2017-2018
84

Curriculum before Fall 2017 

First year

Fall

Number Course Cr
COE212 Engineering Programming 3
CIE200 Statics 3
ENG202 Advanced Academic English 3
MEE211 Engineering Graphics 1
MTH201 Calculus III 3
—— Liberal Arts Elective Course 3

Spring

Number Course Cr
ELE305 Introduction to Electrical Engineering 3
ARA2—/3— Arabic Language /  Literature 3
ETH201 Moral Reasoning 1
MTH304 Differential Equations 3
MTH206 Calculus IV 3
MEE241 Dynamics 3

Summer

Number Course Cr
GNE333 Engineering Analysis I 3
—— Liberal Arts Elective Course . 3
GNE331 Probability and Statistics 3
PED2— Physical Education 1

Second year

Fall

Number Course Cr
MEE301 Thermodynamics 3
MEE311 Fluid Mechanics. 3
MEE312 Fluid Mechanics Lab 1
MEE351 Computer Aided Design 3
MEE321 Material Properties and Processes 3
MEE212 Computer Application in IME 2

Spring

Number Course Cr
MEE403 Heat Transfer 3
MEE404 Heat Transfer Lab 1
MEE391 Instrumentation and Measurements 3
MEE320 Strength of Material. 3
MEE341 Kinematics and Dynamics of Linkages 3
MEE332 Manufacturing Processes 3
MEE333 Manufacturing Lab 1

Summer I

Number Course Cr
COM203 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
GNE301 Professional Communication 2
—— Liberal Arts Elective Course 3
HLT201 Basic Health 1

Third year

Fall

Number Course Cr
GNE305 Professional Ethics 1
—— Science Elective 3
MEE442 Mechanical Vibrations 3
MEE443 Mechanical Vibrations Lab 1
MEE414 Thermal System Design 3
MEE445 Control Systems 3
MEE446 Control Systems Lab 1

Spring

Number Course Cr
MEE422 Mechanical Engineering Design. . 3
MEE302 Energy Conversion 3
INE428 Project Management 3
MEE491 Seminar on Contemporary Issues 2
—— Technical Elective (1/5) 3
—— Technical Elective (2/5) 3

Summer

Number Course Cr
MEE498 Professional Experience 6

Fourth year

Fall

Number Course Cr
MEE515 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 3
MEE516 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Lab 1
MEE593 Capstone Engineering Design 1
MEE591 Project I 3
INE402 Optimization 3
—— Technical Elective (3/5) 3

Spring

Number Course Cr
INE320 Engineering Economy I 3
MEE592 Project II 3
—— Technical Elective (4/5) 3
—— Technical Elective (5/5) 3
—— Liberal Arts Elective Course 3

Technical Electives

Number Course Cr
GNE334 Engineering Analysis II 3
INE527/INE529 Project Scheduling/Contracting 3
MEE407 Internal Combustion Engines 3
MEE421 Finite Element Methods 3
MEE503* Power Plant Engineering 3
MEE505* Solar Systems 3
MEE513* Gas Turbines 3
MEE515 Refrigeration and air conditioning 3
MEE533 CAD/CAM 3
MEE543 Acoustics and Vibration Control 3
MEE590 Energy Audit 3
MEE599 Topics in Mechanical Engineering 3
MEE599A Topics in Renewable Energy 3
MEE599B Lean Manufacturing 3
MEE599D Intro to Sustainable Energy 3
MEE599E Advanced Power Trains 3
MEE599F Composite Materials 3
MEE599G Applied Solar Energy 3
MEE599H Passive Building Design 3
MEE599I Sustainable Architecture 3
MEE599J Energy Audit 3
MEE599K Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos 3
MEE599L Well Drilling 3
MEE599M Intro to Plant Design 3
MEE599O Fund. of Reservoir Engineering 3
MEE599R CAD of Advanced Mechanical Systems 3
or any other approved technical elective course  by the department

Science Electives

Number Course Cr
CHM200 Essentials of Chemistry 3
CHM201 Chemical Principles 3
BIO200 Basic Biology 3
BIO201 General Biology 4
PHY201 Electricity and Magnetism 4

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum - 12 credits

Number Course Cr
ARA2—/3— Arabic Language / Literature1 3
ENG202 Sophomore Rhetoric2 3
COM203 Fund. of Oral Communication 3
HLT201 Basic Health 1
PED2— Physical Education 1
ETH201 Moral Reasoning 1

1 ARA2—/3— may be substituted for students exempted from Arabic by the Admissions’ Council, with prior approval, with:

2 English Courses Prerequisites

Liberal Arts Electives - 12 credits

The additional 12 credits of Liberal Arts Electives could be taken from the following disciplines:
3 credits from Social Sciences, 3 credits from Philosophy, Religion, History, 3 credits from Literature and 3 credits from Arts

* Courses Not Offered for the Past Two Years

Curriculum after Fall 2017

First year

Fall

Number Course Cr
COE212 Engineering Programming 3
CIE200 Statics 3
ENG202 Advanced Academic English 3
MEE211 Engineering Graphics 1
MTH201 Calculus III 3
—— Liberal Arts Elective Course 3

Spring

Number Course Cr
ELE305 Introduction to Electrical Engineering 3
MTH304 Differential Equations 3
MTH206 Calculus IV 3
MEE241 Dynamics 3
—— Liberal Arts Elective Course 3

Summer

Number Course Cr
GNE333 Engineering Analysis I 3
—— Liberal Arts Elective Course . 3
GNE331 Probability and Statistics 3

Second year

Fall

Number Course Cr
MEE301 Thermodynamics 3
MEE311 Fluid Mechanics. 3
MEE312 Fluid Mechanics Lab 1
MEE351 Computer Aided Design 3
MEE321 Material Properties and Processes 3
MEE212 Computer Application in IME 2

Spring

Number Course Cr
MEE403 Heat Transfer 3
MEE404 Heat Transfer Lab 1
MEE391 Instrumentation and Measurements 3
MEE320 Strength of Material. 3
MEE341 Kinematics and Dynamics of Linkages 3
MEE332 Manufacturing Processes 3
MEE333 Manufacturing Lab 1

Summer

Number Course Cr
COM203 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
GNE301 Professional Communication 2
—— Liberal Arts Elective Course 3

Third year

Fall

Number Course Cr
GNE303 Engineering Ethics 2
—— Science Elective 3
MEE442 Mechanical Vibrations 3
MEE443 Mechanical Vibrations Lab 1
MEE414 Thermal System Design 3
MEE445 Control Systems 3
MEE446 Control Systems Lab 1

Spring

Number Course Cr
MEE422 Mechanical Engineering Design. . 3
MEE302 Energy Conversion 3
INE428 Project Management 3
MEE491 Seminar on Contemporary Issues 2
—— Technical Elective (1/6) 3
—— Technical Elective (2/6) 3

Summer

Number Course Cr
MEE498 Professional Experience 6

Fourth year

Fall

Number Course Cr
MEE515 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 3
MEE593 Capstone Engineering Design 1
MEE591 Project I 3
—— Technical Elective (3/6) 3
—— Technical Elective (4/6) 3
—— SoE Signature Course 3

Spring

Number Course Cr
INE320 Engineering Economy I 3
MEE592 Project II 3
—— Technical Elective (5/6) 3
—— Technical Elective (6/6) 3
—— SoE Signature Course 3

Technical Electives

Number Course Cr
GNE334 Engineering Analysis II 3
INE527/INE529 Project Scheduling/Contracting 3
MEE407 Internal Combustion Engines 3
MEE421 Finite Element Methods 3
MEE503* Power Plant Engineering 3
MEE505* Solar Systems 3
MEE513* Gas Turbines 3
MEE515 Refrigeration and air conditioning 3
MEE533 CAD/CAM 3
MEE543 Acoustics and Vibration Control 3
MEE590 Energy Audit 3
MEE594 Undergraduate Research Project 3
MEE599 Topics in Mechanical Engineering 3
MEE599A Topics in Renewable Energy 3
MEE599B Lean Manufacturing 3
MEE599D Intro to Sustainable Energy 3
MEE599E Advanced Power Trains 3
MEE599F Composite Materials 3
MEE599G Applied Solar Energy 3
MEE599H Passive Building Design 3
MEE599I Sustainable Architecture 3
MEE599J Energy Audit 3
MEE599K Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos 3
MEE599L Well Drilling 3
MEE599M Intro to Plant Design 3
MEE599O Fund. of Reservoir Engineering 3
MEE599R CAD of Advanced Mechanical Systems 3
or any other approved technical elective course  by the department

Science Electives

Number Course Cr
AST200 Introduction to Astronomy 3
BIO201 General Biology I 4
CHM201 Chemical Principles 3
ENV200  Introduction to Environmental Science 3

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum - 6 credits

Number Course Cr
ENG202 Sophomore Rhetoric 3
COM203 Fund. of Oral Communication 3

Liberal Arts Electives - 12 credits

The additional 12 credits of Liberal Arts Electives could be taken from the following disciplines:
3 credits from Social Sciences, 3 credits from Cultural Studies, History, Philosophy, and Religion, 3 credits from Literature and Languages (English, and Arabic Language& Literature), and 3 credits from Arts (Fine Arts, Communication Arts, Music Appreciation,  and Theater)

* Courses Not Offered for the Past Two Years

Course Map

Please click here to view Course Map effective Fall 2017.
Students who began their degree before Fall 2017 please click here to view Course Map.


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