School of Engineering

B.E. in Mechatronics Engineering

Mechatronics is a modern, multi-disciplined professional engineering major that combines several essential aspects from the fields of Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Engineering. Today, Mechatronics Engineering has evolved to become an explicit and in-demand multi-disciplinary specialization that stands on its own due to rapid advances in modern automation and artificial intelligence in addition to the evolution of complex and intelligent machines.

Every day, Mechatronics Engineers are involved in the research and development of state-of-the-art technologies in automation, control and robotic systems that are widely adopted in the fields of medicine, security, energy, construction and economics to name a few. Some example applications include driver-less autonomous vehicles, medical robots, exoskeletons, artificial human limbs and smart building management systems.

Graduates with a degree in Mechatronics Engineering are capable of working in several disciplines; including industrial automation and control, intelligent systems, robotics, manufacturing, product development, Oil Well drilling, home automation, smart transportation systems, Micro-Electromechanical System (MEMS) devices and smart grids, among others.

Mission

The mechatronics engineering program will provide students with a comprehensive, specialized, and contemporary education that prepares them for successful careers in industry and graduate studies.

Program Educational Objectives

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

Student outcomes

The learning outcomes, in a nutshell, describe what students are expected to have learned by the time they graduate. The learning outcomes are the ABET a-k Student Outcomes (SO) and are listed below:

  1. ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. ability to communicate effectively
  8. broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal con-text
  9. recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Curriculum

First year

Fall

Number Course Cr
MTH201 Calculus III 3
PHY201 Electricity and Magnetism 4
CIE200 Statics 3
COE201 Computer Proficiency  1
COE212 Engineering Programming 3
ENG202 Advanced Academic English 3

Spring

Number Course Cr
ARA2—/3— Arabic Language / Literature 3
MTH207 Discrete Structures I 3
MTH206 Calculus IV 3
MEE241 Dynamics 3
ELE201 Electrical Circuits I 3
MEE211 Engineering Graphics 1

Summer

Number Course Cr
MTH304 Differential Equations 3
—- —- Liberal Arts Curriculum Elective 3
GNE331 Probability and Statistics 3


Second year

Fall

Number Course Cr
ELE302 Electrical Circuits II 3
ELE303 Electrical Circuits II - Lab 1
MEE321 Material Properties and Processes 3
COE312 Data Structures 3
COE321 Logic Design 3
COE322 Logic Design - Lab 1
HLT201 Basic Health 1

Spring

Number Course Cr
ELE401 Electronics I 3
ELE402 Electronics I - Lab 1
COE323 Microprocessors 3
MEE391 Instrumentation and Measurements 3
MEE320 Strength of Material 3
MCE301 Electromechanics 3

Summer

Number Course Cr
——  Liberal Arts Curriculum Elective 3
ENG203 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
GNE301 Professional Communication 2
PED2— Physical Education 1

Third year

Fall

Number Course Cr
MEE301 Thermodynamics 3
MEE311 Fluid Mechanics 3
MEE312 Fluid Mechanics - Lab 1
MEE351 Computer Aided Design 3
GNE305 Professional Ethics 1
COE324 Microprocessors - Lab 1
MCE410 Mechatronics Project I 3

Spring

Number Course Cr
MEE341 Kinematics and Dynamics of Links 3
ELE430 Signals and Systems 3
—— Liberal Arts Curriculum Elective 3
MCE411 Mechatronics System Design 3
MCE—- Technical Elective 3
ETH201 Moral Reasoning 1

Summer

Number Course Cr
MCE498 Professional Experience 6

Fourth year

Fall

Number Course Cr
ELE442 Control Systems 3
ELE443 Control Systems - Lab 1
MCE591 Capstone Design Project 3
MCE—- Technical Elective 3
MCE—- Technical Elective 3
INE320 Engineering Economy 3

Spring

Number Course Cr
INE428 Project Management 3
MEE422 Mechanical Engineering Design 3
MCE—- Technical Elective  3
MCE520 Industrial Automation 3
—- —- Liberal Arts Curriculum Elective 3

Technical electives

Number Course Cr
MCE Electives *
MCE510 Real time systems 3
MCE522 Intelligent Build. Management Systems  3
MCE524 Building Automation Systems 3
MCE530 Smart Materials 3
MCE532 MEMS 3
MCE540 Introduction to Biomechatronics  3
MCE550 Robotics and Intelligent Systems 3
MCE552 Computer Vision and Image Processing  3
Electives from ELE
ELE411 Electromagnetic Fields  3
ELE501 Microelectronics 3
ELE526 Renewable Energy Sources 3
ELE528 Electrification of Plants   3
ELE537  Communication Systems  3
ELE548 Linear Systems  3
ELE553  Reliability 3
ELE557   Simulation of Electronics Circuits 3
Electives from MEE:
MEE403 Heat Transfer   3
MEE442   Mechanical Vibrations    3
MEE505   Solar Systems   3
MEE515 Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning 3
MEE590    Energy Audit   3
MEE543 Acoustics and Vibration Control   3
MEE599D Intro to Sustainable Energy  3
MEE599E Advanced Powertrain   3
MEE599H    Passive Building Design      3
Electives from COE
COE416 Software Engineering 3
COE423  Computer Architecture 3
COE424  Digital Systems    3
COE527   VLSI Design  3
COE543  Intelligent Data Processing and Applications 3
COE544  Intelligent Engineering Algorithms   3
or any other approved technical elective course  by the department

* These are planned courses; actual delivery may vary.


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