Curriculum Study Plan: Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree in Mechanical Engineering


Course Code

Course-Title

Credit Hours (CRHs)

Pre-Requisite
Course Code

Co-Requisite
Course Code

Total-CRHs

Lect.

Lab

Tut.

PHL 101A

Engineering Ethics

3

3

0

0

-

 

ARB 101

Arabic Language I

2

2

0

0

-

 

ARB 112

Arabic Language II

2

2

0

0

ARB 101

 

ENG 101

Freshman English I

3

3

0

0

-

 

ENG 112

Freshman English II

3

3

0

0

ENG 101

 

ISL 101

Islamic Studies I

2

2

0

0

-

 

ISL 112

Islamic Studies II

2

2

0

0

ISL 101

 

CHM 102

Introduction to Chemistry

4

3

2

1

-

 

ENG 222

Technical Writing

3

3

0

0

ENG 112

 

MAT 101

Calculus I

4

3

0

2

-

 

MAT 112

Calculus II

4

3

0

2

MAT 101

 

MAT 211

Calculus III

3

3

0

0

MAT 112

 

MAT 213

Differential Equations

3

3

0

0

MAT 112

MAT 212

MAT 212

Linear Algebra

3

3

0

0

MAT 112

 

MAT 224

Numerical Methods

3

3

0

0

MAT 212 & CSC 112 or its equivalent

 

PHU 103

Mechanics and Waves for Engineers

4

3

2

1

-

MAT 101

PHU 124

Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers

4

3

2

1

PHU 103 & MAT 101

 

STA 212

Probability and Statistics for Engineers

3

3

0

0

MAT 112

 

SE 100

Programming for Engineers

4

3

2

0

-

 

IE 315

Engineering Economy and Cost Analysis

3

3

0

0

Department Approval

 

EE 207

Foundations of Electrical Engineering

4

3

2

1

PHU 124

MAT 213

ME 201

Materials Science and Engineering

4

3

2

1

CHM 102

 

ME 203

Applied Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics I

3

3

0

1

PHU 103&
MAT 112

 

ME 205

Introduction to Computer Aided Design

3

3

0

0

-

 

ME 206

Thermal Fluids Engineering I

4

3

2

1

PHU 103

 

ME 208

Mechanics of Materials I

4

3

2

1

ME 201

 

ME 305

Manufacturing and Workshop Training

4

3

2

0

ME 201

 

ME 306

Instrumentation and Control Engineering

4

3

2

0

EE 207

 

ME 307

Thermal Fluids Engineering II

4

3

2

1

ME 206

 

ME 308

Advanced Manufacturing Processes

4

3

2

0

ME 305

 

ME 310

Aircraft /Machine Design with Project

4

3

2

0

ME 312, ME 311

 

ME 311

Applied Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics II

3

3

0

1

ME 203

 

ME 312

Mechanics of Materials II

4

3

2

1

ME 208

 

ME 314

Vibration and Damping

3

3

0

1

ME 311

 

ME 315

Machine Design

3

3

0

1

ME 208

 

ME 390

Mechanical Engineering Summer Internship

0

0

0

0

Department Approval

 

ME 401

Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer (CFD Modelling)

4

3

2

1

ME 307

 

ME 403

Finite Element Modelling for Dynamic and Structural Analysis (FEA Modelling)

4

3

2

1

ME 312, ME 311

 

ME 405

Engineering Safety and Risk Analysis

3

3

0

1

STA 212

 

ME 406

Mechatronics

3

3

0

0

ME 306

 

ME 407

Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning

3

3

0

1

ME 206

 

ME 410

Energy Conversion and Cogeneration Systems

4

3

2

1

ME 307

 

ME 412

Renewable Energy Systems

4

3

2

1

ME 307

 

ME 414

Introduction to Turbomachinery

4

3

2

1

ME 307

 

ME 416

Automotive Engineering

4

3

2

0

ME 307

 

ME 418

Water Desalination

3

3

0

0

ME 307

 

ME 435

Undergraduate Research in Mechanical Engineering

3

0

6

0

Department Approval

 

ME 490

Mechanical Engineering Capstone Project

4

0

8

0

Department Approval

 



4-Year Curriculum: 138 Credit Hours Total

1st Year

Fall

Course Code

Course-Title

CRHs

ENG 101

Freshman English I

3 (3-0-0)

MAT 101

Calculus I

4 (3-0-2)

PHU 103

Mechanics and Waves for Engineers

4 (3-2-1)

SE 100

Programming for Engineers

4 (3-2-0)

CHM 102

Introduction to Chemistry

4 (3-2-1)

Total

19

Spring

Course Code

Course-Title

CRHs

PHL 101A

Engineering Ethics

3 (3-0-0)

ENG 112

Freshman English II

3 (3-0-0)

MAT 112

Calculus II

4 (3-0-2)

PHU 124

Electromagnetism and Waves for Engineers

4 (3-2-1)

ME 201

Materials Science and Engineering

4 (3-2-1)

Total

18


2nd Year

Fall

Course Code

Course-Title

CRHs

MAT 212

Linear Algebra

3 (3-0-0)

MAT211

Calculus III

3 (3-0-0)

EE 207

Foundations of Electrical Engineering

4 (3-2-1)

MAT 213

Differential Equations

3 (3-0-0)

ME 203

Applied Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics I

3 (3-0-1)

Total

17

Spring

Course Code

Course-Title

CRHs

STA 212

Probability and Statistics for Engineers

3 (3-0-0)

ME 305

Manufacturing and Workshop Training

4(3-2-0)

ME 208

Mechanics of Materials I

4(3-2-1)

ME 205

Introduction to Computer Aided Design

3 (3-0-0)

ME 206

Thermal Fluids Engineering I

4(3-2-1)

Total

18


3rd Year

Fall

Course Code

Course-Title

CRHs

ISL 101

Islamic Studies I

2(2-0-0)

ME 311

Applied Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics II

3 (3-0-1)

ME 315

Machine Design

3(3-0-1)

ME 312

Mechanics of Materials II

4 (3-2-1)

ME 307

Thermal Fluids Engineering II

4 (3-2-1)

Total

16

Spring

Course Code

Course-Title

CRHs

ARB 101

Arabic Language I

2(2-0-0)

ME 308

Advanced Manufacturing Processes

4(3-2-0)

ME 306

Instrumentation and Control Engineering

4 (3-2-0)

ME 310

Aircraft /Machine Design with Project

4(3-2-0)

MAT 224

Numerical Methods

3(3-0-0)

Total

17

Summer

Course Code

Course-Title

CRHs

ME 390

Mechanical Engineering Summer Internship

0

Total

0


4th Year

Fall

CR#

Course-Title

CRHs

ISL 112

Islamic Studies II

2(2-0-0)

ENG 222

Technical Writing

3(3-0-0)

ME 403

Finite Element Modelling for Dynamic and Structural Analysis (FEA Modelling)

4 (3-2-1)

ME 407

Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning

3(3-0-1)

ME 405

Engineering Safety and Risk Analysis

3(3-0-1)

Total

15

Spring

CR#

Course-Title

CRHs

ARB 112

Arabic Language II

2(2-0-0)

ME 314

Vibration and Damping

3(3-0-1)

IE 315

Engineering Economy and Cost Analysis

3(3-0-0)

 

Technical Elective I

3(3-0-0)

 

Technical Elective II

3(3-0-0)

ME 490

Mechanical Engineering Capstone Project

4(0-8-0)

Total

18



Electives

Course Code

Course Name

CRHs

Pre-Requisite Course Code

ME 401

Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer (CFD Modelling)

4 (3-2-1)

ME 307

ME 406

Mechatronics

3(3-0-0)

ME 306

ME 410

Energy Conversion and Cogeneration Systems

4(3-2-1)

ME 307

ME 412

Renewable Energy Systems

4(3-2-1)

ME 307

ME 414

Introduction to Turbomachinery

4(3-2-1)

ME 307

ME 416

Automotive Engineering

4(3-2-0)

ME 307

ME 418

Water Desalination

3(3-0-0)

ME 307

ME 435

Undergraduate Research in Mechanical Engineering

3 (0-6-0)

Department Approval



Course Description

ME 201 Materials Science and Engineering 4 (3-2-1)

The course teaches an introduction to fundamental underlying concepts of atomic bonding, crystal structure, structure-property relationships, mechanical properties, phase diagrams, and time-temperature diagrams.
Pre-requisites: CHM 102
Co-requisites: none

ME 203 Applied Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics I 3 (3-0-1)

The course teaches the equilibrium of systems of forces in statically determinate structures, including deformation and displacement diagrams, work and potential energy and the principle of virtual work. The course reviews momentum and energy principles, covering Newtonian mechanics.
Pre-requisites: PHU 103 & MAT 112
Co-requisites: none

ME 205 Introduction to Computer Aided Design 3(3-0-0)

The course teaches computer-aided design of mechanical systems, and includes the preliminary design, analysis, and documentation of a mechanical system. This will include first and third angle projections, solid modeling and the use of commercially available CAD software.
Pre-requisites: none
Co-requisites: none

ME 206 Thermal Fluids Engineering I 4 (3-2-1)

The course teaches thermodynamics, pressure, temperature, heat and work, properties of pure materials, first law, closed and open system, second law, heat engines and cycles, including fluid mechanics, conservation laws, boundary layers, laminar and turbulent flows, pipe flows, incompressible one-dimensional flow, external flows, ideal flows, compressible flows, heat transfer, conduction, convection and radiation.
Pre-requisites: PHU 103
Co-requisites: none

ME 208 Mechanics of Materials I 4 (3-2-1)

The course teaches materials and structures, including analysis of beam bending, buckling and torsion, material and structural failure, structural design considerations, stress, strain, heating effects, two-dimensional plane stress and plane strain problems, torsion theory for arbitrary sections.
Pre-requisites: ME 201
Co-requisites: none

ME 305 Manufacturing and Workshop Training 4 (3-2-0)

The course teaches an overview of modern manufacturing technology, materials and their manufacturing characteristics, Casting, Mould design Tools and fixtures, Cutting machine tools (turning, milling, drilling, broaching etc., abrasive machining processes), Joining, assembly, Manufacturing costs, design for manufacturing, Welding, EDM, Laser Machining, Industrial Manufacturing processes (metal forming, forging, extrusion, rolling), Metrology, Inspection methods and quality control.
Pre-requisites: ME 201
Co-requisites: none

ME 306 Instrumentation and Control Engineering 4 (3-2-0)

The course teaches an introduction to the design of feedback control systems. Topics include the properties of feedback systems, time-domain and frequency-domain performance measures, stability and degree of stability, the root locus method, Nyquist criterion, frequency-domain design, and state space methods. These concepts will be applied to a variety of mechanical and aerospace systems throughout the course.
Pre-requisites: EE207
Co-requisites: none

ME 307 Thermal Fluids Engineering II 4 (3-2-1)

The course teaches applications of thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics to the design and analysis of energy systems. Topics include energy analysis, power and refrigeration cycles, studies of laminar and turbulent flow including heat transfer in free and forced convection, in channels, and over surfaces, heat transfer, including fins, forced and free convection, boiling and condensation, radiation heat transfer, heat exchangers, multi-mode heat transfer, compressible flows in pipes, ducts, divergent and convergent flows, sonic and supersonic flows.
Pre-requisites: ME 207
Co-requisites: none

ME 312 Mechanics of Materials II 4 (3-2-1)

The course teaches an introduction to mechanical behaviour of engineering materials and the use of materials in mechanical design. The course emphasizes the fundamentals of mechanical behaviour of isotropic and anisotropic materials, as well as design with materials, including elasticity, plasticity, limit analysis, fatigue, fracture, creep, three-dimensional stress and strain problems and the selection of materials for engineering design.
Pre-requisites: ME 208
Co-requisites: none

ME 308 Advanced Manufacturing Processes 4 (3-2-0)

The course teaches the integration of design, engineering and management disciplines and practices for analysis and design of manufacturing enterprises. The course emphasizes the physics and stochastic nature of manufacturing processes and systems, and their effects on quality, rate, cost and flexibility. Topics include process physics and control, design for manufacturing and manufacturing systems and a team project where the students design and build elements using mass-production methods to produce a product in quantity.
Pre-requisites: ME 305
Co-requisites: none

ME 310 Aircraft /Machine Design with Project 4 (3-2-0)

The course teaches the creative design process via the application of physical laws and learning to complete projects on schedule. Topics include synthesis, analysis, design robustness, machine elements, manufacturability, idea generation, estimation, concept selection, visual thinking, communication, design and analysis, design for manufacturing, professional responsibilities and ethics. The students are expected to build a working model of an aircraft (or any other product for mechanical engineering students) as part of a team.
Pre-requisites: ME 312 & ME 311
Co-requisites: none

ME 311 Applied Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics II 3 (3-0-1)

The course teaches force-momentum formulation for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion. Topics include work-energy concepts, linearization of equations of motion, the use of various systems of coordinates, including Cartesian, polar and intrinsic coordinate systems, a review of Newton's Laws, applications to orbit calculations and rocket equations, linear stability analysis of mechanical systems, including introduction to natural modes, eigenvalues, damping effects and the use of Bode plots.
Pre-requisites: ME 203
Co-requisites: none

ME 314 Vibration and Damping 3 (3-0-1)

The course teaches the modelling techniques for degree of freedom systems, including the application of Newton's second law to vibrating systems, the concept of damping and the response of systems to harmonic inputs.
Pre-requisites: ME 311
Co-requisites: none

ME 315 Machine Design 3 (3-0-1)

This course teaches the function, design and performance of mechanical elements commonly used by mechanical engineers, including sets of elements, such as bearings, pumps, gears and transmissions, Students will develop skills in designing and analyzing performance capabilities of these elements as they relate to part geometry, material choice, and loading and environmental conditions, and the lifecycle for representative elements will be derived. A term project will involve synthesizing a mechanical system for the creative design process, both in terms of its functionality and manufacturability.
Pre-requisites: ME 208
Co-requisites: none

ME 401 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer (CFD Modelling) 4 (3-2-1)

The course teaches the working principles of computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer and applies these concepts using commercially available software packages used in industry. Topics include the application, analysis and limitations of design evaluation using CFD approach. The course will equip students to model real engineering problems and correlate the working principles of fluid dynamics and heat transfer using numerical techniques.
Pre-requisites: ME 307
Co-requisites: none

ME 403 Finite Element Modelling for Dynamic and Structural Analysis (FEA Modelling) 4 (3-2-1)

The course teaches the working principles of the non-linear finite element method (FEM) and applies the concepts involved using commercially available software packages used in industry. Topics include the application, analysis and limitations of design evaluation using FEM approach. The course will equip students to model real engineering problems and correlate the working principles of Mechanics and Dynamics using numerical methods.
Pre-requisites: ME 312 & ME 311
Co-requisites: none

ME 405 Engineering Safety and Risk Analysis 3 (3-0-1)

The course will develop the understanding of the underlying causes of engineering disasters, their consequences and modern systems and safety procedures to prevent their recurrence. The course will emphasize the role engineering ethics in modern engineering
Pre-requisites: STA 212
Co-requisites: none

ME 406 Mechatronics 3 (3-0-1)

The course teaches the acquisition of the knowledge and skills required to design and control electromechanical systems. The basic material will be covered in classroom lectures and discussions. Much of the learning will take place in the laboratory where students will learn to build and operate representative electromechanical systems. The class includes a final project.
Pre-requisites: ME 306
Co-requisites: none

ME 407 Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning 3 (3-0-1)

The course teaches refrigeration and air conditioning, thermodynamics, psychrometry, fluid flow and heat transfer, refrigeration cycles, single and multi-stage refrigeration systems, vapour compression, adsorption and desorption systems, evaporative cooling systems, solar radiation, cooling and heating load calculation, air distribution and duct design, piping, ventilation and equipment selection.
Pre-requisites: ME 206
Co-requisites: none

ME 410 Energy Conversion 3 (3-0-0)

The course introduces various types of energy conversion and cogeneration systems. These include; advanced steam power plants, gas turbine power plants, nuclear power plants, co-generation and tri-generation, internal combustion engine, and renewable energy conversion systems. The student will learn how to do an analysis for any energy conversion system. Moreover, students will learn about the regeneration, binary, supercritical, and other advanced steam power cycles. In addition, this course teaches student how to design components of the power conversion system such as boilers, condensers, steam turbines, compressors, combustors, gas turbines, and others. The knowledge about the nuclear power plants and recent technologies is covered as well in this course. Furthermore, the course gives an introduction to the power generation using the new and renewable energy sources as well as energy storage and economy of energy.
Pre-requisites: ME 307
Co-requisites: none

ME 412 Renewable Energy Systems 3 (3-0-0)

The course gives an overview of renewable energy sources including biomass, hydroelectricity, geothermal, tidal, wave, wind and solar power. And it also presents the fundamentals of different renewable energy systems with a main focus on technologies with high development potential. Furthermore, it integrates maths, engineering, climate studies and economics, and enabling students to gain a broad understanding of renewable energy technologies and their potential.
Pre-requisites: ME 307
Co-requisites: none

ME 414 Turbomachinery 3 (3-0-0)

The course introduces various types of compressible and incompressible flow turbomachineries and describes their fundamental concepts. This includes; turbomachinery classification, apply dimensional analysis and similitude to turbomachines, basic governing equations for turbomachines, cascades, Euler equation and head losses, centrifugal pumps and piping systems, net positive displacement machines, hydraulic turbines, compressible flow turbomachineries (compressors, fans and turbines), and matching between system components.
Pre-requisites: ME 307
Co-requisites: none

ME 416 Automotive Engineering 3 (3-0-0)

This course teaches the fundamentals of Internal Combustion engines, its classifications and applications, as well as deign and operating parameters. Topics include the thermodynamic analysis of fuel-air cycle, firing order, concept of combustion process in SI engines, Scavenging and design aspects of SI engines, supercharging and turbocharging, lubrication system, engine cooling system and engine heat transfer, fuel injection system in SI engines, Compression Ignition (CI) engines, conventional and non-conventional fuels in SI and CI engines.
Pre-requisites: ME 307
Co-requisites: none

ME 418 Water Desalination 3 (3-0-0)

Resources and need for desalination, Fundamentals of desalination, Overview and classification of desalination techniques, Single and multiple effect evaporation, Vapor compression, Single and Multi stage flash distillation, Reverse Osmosis, Hybrid processes, Dual Purpose Power and Desalination plants, Desalination powered by renewable energy sources, Economic analysis, Brine discharge management.
Pre-requisites: ME 307
Co-requisites: none

ME 435 Undergraduate Research in Mechanical Engineering 3 (0-6-0)

Students participate in supervised research with a faculty member. Supervised research can be: 1) independent research undertaken by the student (thesis, independent study), or 2) assistance on a faculty member's research project. Students must find a faculty member who is willing to supervise him/her as an assistant on an existing project or as the author of an individual project. The student and the faculty supervisor will complete and sign a research contract which will be turned in to the chair of the Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Department. Drafting the contract will allow the student to develop ideas about what should be accomplished and what the faculty supervisor's expectations are. All academic requirements are at the discretion of the supervising faculty member. Students should agree on a plan for the semester with the faculty mentor before the research begins. The plan should include academic requirements, the basis for grading the experience, and a plan for student/professor meetings for the semester. It is the student's responsibility to report progress and seek guidance when needed. Students are expected to be active and reliable participants in the research experience.
Pre-requisites: Department Approval
Co-requisites: none

ME 490 Mechanical Engineering Capstone Project 4(0-8-0)

The Capstone project is a semester-long design project, undertaken individually or in a small team, under a staff mentor. The project involves an introduction to the life cycle of a project from a technical and management perspective, and is based on extensive oral and written communication. The capstone project is typically the foundation of the student's engineering portfolio for application to industry or graduate school.
Pre-requisites: Department Approval
Co-requisites: none




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