Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

BE 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, .

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.


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 BE
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Graduation Data BE
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First year


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 and Sciences Elective 3


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


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

Second year


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 MEE 2


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


Number Course Cr
COM203 Art of Public Communication 3
GNE301 Professional Communication 2
—— Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3

Third year


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


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


Number Course Cr
MEE498 Professional Experience 6

Fourth year


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


Number Course Cr
INE320 Engineering Economy I 3
MEE592 Project II 3
—— Technical Elective 3
—— Technical Elective 3
—— SoE Signature Course 3

Technical Electives

Number Course Cr
INE527/INE529 Project Scheduling/Contracting 3
MEE407 Internal Combustion Engines 3
MEE500 Renewable Energy 3
MEE503 Power Plant Engineering 3
MEE506 Vehicle Powertrain Systems 3
MEE507 Advanced Powertrain Systems 3
MEE514 Computational Fluid Dynamics 3
MEE517 Turbo Machinery 3
MEE519 Piping Network and Fire Protection Systems 3
MEE521 Finite Element Methods 3
MEE532 Advanced Manufacturing and AI 3
MEE535 Micro and Surface Engineering 3
MEE536 Plastics Manufacturing 3
MEE540 Introduction to Robotics 3
MEE547 Robotics and Intelligent Systems 3
MEE570 CFD for Wind Energy Engineering 3
MEE590 Energy Audit 3
MEE594 Undergraduate Research Project 3
MEE599 Topics in Mechanical Engineering 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
CHM205 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3
ENV200 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
PHY201 Electricity and Magnetism 4

Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives - 12 credits

  1. For students entering the program in Fall 2022 or after, the 12 credits of Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives should be taken according to Curriculum Z as described below:
    1. Digital Cultures (3 credits)
    2. Change Makers (6 credits)
    3. LAS Free Elective, Arts & Humanities (3 credits)

A list of courses for each of the above categories can be found here

  1. For students entering the program prior to Fall 2022, the 12 credits of Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives should be taken according to Curriculum A as described below:
    1. Fine Arts, Communication Arts, Music Appreciation, Theater (3 credits)
    2. Cultural Studies, History, Philosophy, Religion (3 credits)
    3. English, Arabic Language, Literature (3 credits)
    4. Social Sciences (3 credits)

A list of courses for each of the above categories can be found here

VIP courses

As of Fall 2021, those who are interested in the VIP program can register VIP courses that could count towards their degree as per the below list:

Current course Substituted by/VIP credits
SOE signature course [3–0, 3 cr.] Vertically Integrated Project
  • VIP 201 [1–0, 1 cr.]
  • VIP 202 [2–0, 2 cr.]
  • VIP 301 [1–0, 1 cr.]
  • VIP 302 [2–0, 2 cr.]
  • VIP 303 [3–0, 3 cr.]
Technical Elective [3–0, 3 cr.]
  • VIP 401 [1–0, 1 cr.]
  • VIP 402 [2–0, 2 cr.]
  • VIP 403 [3–0, 3 cr.]

* Courses Not Offered for the Past Two Years

Course Map

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Please click here to view Course Map effective Fall 2021.
Please click here to view Course Map Fall 2017 - Summer 2021.
Students who began their degree before Fall 2017 please click here to view Course Map.