Mechatronics Engineering Program

BE in Mechatronics Engineering

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The Bachelor of Engineering degree program in Mechatronics 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.

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.

As part of the academic program, six credits of professional experience are also included in the last summer prior to graduation to give students an opportunity to integrate classroom instruction with practical work experience. Students also have the choice to follow an Extended Experiential Learning Study Plan, which requires performing an extended professional experience for an extra semester (Fall or Spring, spanning 6 uninterrupted months) to further gain from working on real-life problems.

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

Upon completion of the BE in Mechatronics Engineering, students will acquire 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
Mechatronics
Engineering
Academic Year
2023-2024
196

 

Graduation Data BE
Mechatronics
Engineering
Academic Year
2022-2023
15

Curriculum before Fall2023

First year

Fall

Number Course Cr
MTH201 Calculus III 3
MTH207 Discrete Structures I 3
PHY201 Electricity and Magnetism 4
CIE200 Statics 3
COE201 Computer Proficiency 1
ENG202 Advanced Academic English 3

Spring

Number Course Cr
MTH206 Calculus IV 3
MTH304 Differential Equations 3
MEE241 Dynamics 3
MEE211 Engineering Graphics 1
COE211 Computer Programming 4
ELE201 Electrical Circuits I 3

Summer

Number Course Cr
— — Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
— — Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
GNE331 Probability and Statistics 3


Second year

Fall

Number Course Cr
ELE302 Electrical Circuits II 3
ELE303 Electrical Circuits Lab 1
MEE321 Material Properties and Processes 3
COE312 Data Structures 3
COE321 Logic Design 3
COE322 Logic Design - Lab 1
GNE301 Professional Communication 2

Spring

Number Course Cr
ELE401 Electronics I 3
ELE402 Electronics I - Lab 1
ELE430 Signals and Systems 3
COE313 Data Structures - Lab 1
COE323 Microprocessors 3
MEE391 Instrumentation and Measurements 3
MEE320 Strength of Material 3

Summer

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

Third year

Fall

Number Course Cr
ELE442 Control Systems 3
ELE443 Control Systems - Lab 1
MEE311 Fluid Mechanics 3
MEE312 Fluid Mechanics - Lab 1
MEE351 Computer Aided Design 3
GNE303 Engineering Ethics 2
COE324 Microprocessors - Lab 1
MCE410 Mechatronics System Design I 3

Spring

Number Course Cr
MEE341 Kinematics of Machines 3
MCE301 Electromechanics 3
MCE411 Mechatronics System Design II 3
—— Technical Elective 3
—— SoE Signature Course 3

Summer

Number Course Cr
MCE498 Professional Experience 6

Fourth year

Fall

Number Course Cr
MEE301 Thermodynamics 3
MCE591 Capstone Design Project I 3
—— Technical Elective 3
—— Technical Elective 3
INE320 Engineering Economy 3

Spring

Number Course Cr
INE428 Project Management 3
MEE422 Mechanical Engineering Design 3
—— Technical Elective 3
MCE592 Capstone Design Project II 3
—— Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3

Technical electives

Number Course Cr
MCE Electives *
MCE540 Biomechatronics 3
MCE550 Robotics and Intelligent Systems 3
MCE552 Computer Vision and Image Processing 3
Electives from ELE
ELE501 Microelectronics 3
ELE521 Electrical Energy Storage Systems 3
ELE526 Renewable Energy Sources 3
ELE537 Communication Systems 3
ELE553 Reliability Evaluation of Engineering Systems 3
ELE557 Simulation of Electronics Circuits 3
ELE599D Topics: Electricity Markets & Renewable Energy 3
Electives from MEE:
MEE403 Heat Transfer 3
MEE442 Mechanical Vibrations 3
MEE502 / MEE599H Passive Building Design 3
MEE549 Automotive Dynamics 3
Electives from COE
COE416 Software Engineering 3
COE418 Database Systems 3
COE423 Computer Architecture 3
COE424 Digital Systems 3
COE431 Computer Networks 3
COE414 Operating Systems 3
COE543 Intelligent Data Processing and Applications 3
COE544 Intelligent Engineering Algorithms 3
COE545 Information Security 3
COE546 Machine Learning 3
COE547 Deep Learning 3
COE554 Computer Vision and Deep Learning 3
COE593 COE Application 3
COE599E Topics: Programming for Data Science 3
COE599F Topics: Testing for Digital Integrated Circuits 3
or any other approved technical elective course by the department

Signature Course Electives

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

Students interested in the Vertically Integrated Projects (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

Technical Elective [3–0, 3 cr.]

URE Courses

Students interested in the Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) program can register URE courses that could count towards their degree as per the below list:

Current course Substituted by/URE credits
SOE signature course [3–0, 3 cr.] Undergraduate Research Experience
Technical Elective [3–0, 3 cr.]

* These are planned courses; actual delivery may vary.

MCE Study Plan with Extended Experiential Learning

Please click here to view the regular and extended office practice study plan in Mechatronics Engineering

Curriculum effective Fall2023

First year

Fall

Number Course Cr
MTH201 Calculus III 3
MTH207 Discrete Structures I 3
PHY201 Electricity and Magnetism 3
CIE200 Statics 3
COE201 Computer Proficiency 1
ENG202 Advanced Academic English 3

Spring

Number Course Cr
MTH206 Calculus IV 3
MTH304 Differential Equations 3
MEE241 Dynamics 3
MEE211 Engineering Graphics 1
COE211 Computer Programming 4
—- Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3

Summer

Number Course Cr
— — Free Elective 1
— — Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
GNE331 Probability and Statistics 3


Second year

Fall

Number Course Cr
ELE300 Electric Circuits 3
ELE303 Electrical Circuits Lab 1
MEE321 Material Properties and Processes 3
COE312 Data Structures 3
COE321 Logic Design 3
COE322 Logic Design - Lab 1
GNE301 Professional Communication 2

Spring

Number Course Cr
ELE401 Electronics I 3
ELE402 Electronics I - Lab 1
ELE430 Signals and Systems 3
COE313 Data Structures - Lab 1
COE323 Microprocessors 3
MEE391 Instrumentation and Measurements 3
MEE320 Strength of Material 3

Summer

Number Course Cr
—— Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
COM203 Art of Public Communication 3
INE320 Engineering Economy 3

Third year

Fall

Number Course Cr
ELE442 Control Systems 3
ELE443 Control Systems - Lab 1
MEE311 Fluid Mechanics 3
MEE312 Fluid Mechanics - Lab 1
MEE351 Computer Aided Design 3
GNE303 Engineering Ethics 2
COE324 Microprocessors - Lab 1
MCE410 Mechatronics System Design I 3

Spring

Number Course Cr
MEE341 Kinematics of Machines 3
MCE301 Electromechanics 3
MCE411 Mechatronics System Design II 3
—— Technical Elective 3
—— SoE Signature Course 3

Summer

Number Course Cr
MCE498 Professional Experience 6

Fourth year

Fall

Number Course Cr
MEE301 Thermodynamics 3
MCE591 Capstone Design Project I 3
—— Technical Elective 3
—— Technical Elective 3
ELE501 Microelectronics 3

Spring

Number Course Cr
INE428 Project Management 3
MEE422 Mechanical Engineering Design 3
—— Technical Elective 3
MCE592 Capstone Design Project II 3
—— Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3

Technical electives

Number Course Cr
MCE Electives *
MCE540 Biomechatronics 3
MCE550 Robotics and Intelligent Systems 3
MCE552 Computer Vision and Image Processing 3
Electives from ELE
ELE521 Electrical Energy Storage Systems 3
ELE526 Renewable Energy Sources 3
ELE537 Communication Systems 3
ELE553 Reliability Evaluation of Engineering Systems 3
ELE557 Simulation of Electronics Circuits 3
ELE599D Topics: Electricity Markets & Renewable Energy 3
Electives from MEE:
MEE403 Heat Transfer 3
MEE442 Mechanical Vibrations 3
MEE502 / MEE599H Passive Building Design 3
MEE549 Automotive Dynamics 3
Electives from COE
COE414 Operating Systems 3
COE415 Computer Programming II 4
COE416 Software Engineering 3
COE418 Database Systems 3
COE423 Computer Architecture 3
COE424 Digital Systems 3
COE431 Computer Networks 3
COE543 Intelligent Data Processing and Applications 3
COE544 Intelligent Engineering Algorithms 3
COE545 Information Security 3
COE546 Machine Learning 3
COE547 Deep Learning 3
COE554 Computer Vision and Deep Learning 3
COE593 COE Application 3
COE599E Topics: Programming for Data Science 3
COE599F Topics: Testing for Digital Integrated Circuits 3
or any other approved technical elective course by the department

Signature Course Electives

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

VIP Courses

Students interested in the Vertically Integrated Projects (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

Technical Elective [3–0, 3 cr.]

URE Courses

Students interested in the Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) program can register URE courses that could count towards their degree as per the below list:

Current course Substituted by/URE credits
SOE signature course [3–0, 3 cr.] Undergraduate Research Experience
Technical Elective [3–0, 3 cr.]

* These are planned courses; actual delivery may vary.

MCE Study Plan with Extended Experiential Learning

Please click here to view the regular and extended office practice study plan in Mechatronics Engineering

The Number of courses in the Mechatronics Engineering Program that relate to each of the United Nations 17 SDG

 

3

3

5

8

5

1

3

5

11

7

11

7

6

1

6

3

Course Map

Please click here to view Course Map effective Fall2023.
Please click here to view Course Map before Fall2023.

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