The Industrial Engineering curriculum is composed of 135 Credit Hours (CRHs) divided as follow

  1. General Education Requirements (53 CRHs)
    1. Mathematics & Statistics (21 CRHs)
    2. Basic Sciences (12 CRHs)
    3. Humanities (20 CRHs)
  2. Core Requirements (82 CRHs)
    1. Mechanical Engineering Courses (65 CRHs)
    2. College of Engineering Courses (11 CRHs)
    3. Technical Electives (6 CRHs)

1. Mathematics & Statistics (21 CRHs)

Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre - Requisite Course Code Co - Requisite Course Code
Total- CRHs Lect Lab Tut
MAT 101 Calculus I 3 3 0 0    
MAT 112 Calculus II 3 3 0 0 MAT 101  
MAT 211 Calculus III 3 3 0 0 MAT 112  
MAT 212 Linear Algebra 3 3 0 0 MAT 112  
MAT 213 Differential Equations 3 3 0 0 MAT 112 MAT 112
MAT 224 Numerical Methods 3 3 0 0 MAT 212, CSC 112 or equivalent  
STA 212 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3 3 0 0 MAT 112  
STA 213 Differential Equations 3 3 0 0 MAT 112 MAT 112
2. Basic Sciences (12 CRHs)
Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre - Requisite Course Code Co- Requisite Course Code
Total- CRHs Lect Lab Tut
CHM 102 Introduction to Chemistry 3 3 0 1    
CHM 102 L Introduction to Chemistry Lab 1 0 2 0   CHEM 102
PHU 103 Mechanics and Waves for Engineers 3 3 0 1   MAT 101
PHU 103 L Mechanics and Waves for Engineers Lab 1 0 2 0   P HU 103
PHU 124 Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers 3 3 0 1 PHU 103 & MAT 101  
PHU 124 L Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers Lab 1 0 2 0 PHU 103 & MAT 101 PHU 124
3. Humanities (20 CRHs)
Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre - Requisite Course Code Co - Requisite Course Code
Total- CRHs Lect Lab Tut
ENG 101 Freshman English I 3 3 0 0    
E NG 112 Freshman English II 3 3 0 0 ENG 101  
ENG 222 Technical Writing 3 3 0 0 ENG 112  
PHL 101 Engineering Ethics 3 3 0 0    
ISL 101 Islamic Studies I 2 2 0 0    
ISL 112 Islamic Studies II 2 2 0 0 ISL 101  
ARB 101 Arabic Language and Literature I 2 2 0 0    
ARB 112 Arabic Language and Literature II 2 2 0 0 ARB 101  
1. Mechanical Engineering Courses (65 CRHs)
Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre - Requisite Course Code Co - Requisite Course Code
Total- CRHs Lect Lab Tut
  Material Science & Engineering 3 3 0 1 CHM 102 ME 201 L
ME201L Material Science & Engineering & Lab 1 0 2 0 CHM 102 ME 201
ME203 A pplied Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics I 3 3 0 1 PHU 103 & MAT 112 IE 301
ME205 Introduction to Computer Aided Design 3 3 0 0    
ME206 Thermal Fluids Engineering I 3 3 0 1 PHU 103 ME 206 L
ME 206 L Thermal Fluids Engineering I Lab 1 0 2 0 PHU 103 ME 206
ME208 Mechanics of Materials I 3 3 0 1 ME201 & ME203 IE 307
ME208L Mechanics of Materials I Lab 1 0 2 0 ME201 & ME203 ME208
ME 305 Manufacturing & Workshop Training 3 3 0 0 ME 201 ME 305 L
ME 305L Manufacturing & Workshop Training Lab 3 3 0 0 ME 201 ME 305L
ME 306 Instrumentation and Control Engineering 3 3 0 0 EE 207 & ME 206 ME 306L
ME 306L Instrumentation and Control Engineering 1 0 2 0 EE 207 ME 206 ME 306
ME 306L Thermal Fluids Engineering 1 0 2 0 EE 207, ME 206 ME 306
  Thermal Fluids Engineering II 3 3 0 0 IE 305  
  Management for Engineers 3 3 0 1 ME 206 ME 307L
ME 307 L Thermal Fluids 1 0 2 0 ME 206 ME 307
  Engineering II Lab            
ME 308 Advanced Manufacturing Processes 3 3 0 0 ME 305 ME 308L
ME 308L Advanced Manufacturing Processes Lab 1 0 2 0 ME 305 ME 308
ME 310 Aircraft/Machine Design with Project 3 3 0 0 ME 312, ME 311 ME 310L
ME 310L Aircraft/Machine Design with Project Lab 1 0 2 0 ME 312, ME 311 ME 310
ME 311 Applied Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics II 3 3 0 1 ME 203  
ME 312 Mechanics of Materials II 3 3 0 1 ME 208 ME 312L
ME 312L Mechanics of Materials II Lab 1 0 2 0 ME 208 ME 312
ME 314 Vibration and Damping 3 3 0 1 ME 311  
ME 315 Machine Design 3 3 0 1 ME 208  
ME 403 Finite Element Modelling for Dynamic and Structural Analysis (FEA Modelling) 3 3 0 1 ME 312, ME 311 ME 403L
ME 403L Finite Element Modelling for Dynamic and Structural Analysis (FEA Modelling) Lab 1 0 2 0 ME 312, ME 311 ME 403
ME 405 Engineering Safety and Risk Analysis 3 3 0 1 STA 212  
ME 407 Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning 3 3 0 0 ME 206  
ME 490 Mechanical Engineering Capstone Project 4 0 8 0 Department Approval  
2. College of Engineering Courses (11 CRHs)
Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre-Requisite Course Code Co-Requisite Course Code
Total - CRHs Lect Lab Tut
SE 100 Programming for Engineers 3 3 0 0    
SE 100 L Programming for Engineers Lab. 1 0 2 0   SE 100
IE 315 Engineering Economy and Cost Analysis 3 3 0 0 Department Approval  
  Foundations of Electrical Engineering 3 3 0 1 PHU 124 MAT 213
EE 207 L Foundations of Electrical Engineering Lab 1 0 2 0 PHU 124 MAT 213
3. Technical Electives (6 CRHs)
Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre-Requisite Course Code Co-Requisite Course Code
Total - CRHs Lect Lab Tut
ME 400 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering 3 3 0 0 102CRHS  
ME 401 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer (CFD Modelling) 3 3 0 1 ME 307 ME 401 L
ME 401L Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer (CFD Modelling) Lab 1 0 2 0 ME 307 ME 401
ME 406 Mechatronics 3 3 0 0 ME 306  
ME 410 Energy Conversion and Cogeneration Systems 3 3 0 0 ME 307 ME 410 L
ME 410L Energy Conversion and Cogeneration Systems Lab 1 0 2 0 ME 307 ME 410
ME 412 Renewable Energy Systems 3 3 0 0 ME 307 ME 412 L
ME 412 L Renewable Energy Systems Lab 1 0 2 0 ME 307 ME 412
ME 414 Introduction to Compressible Flow Turbomachinery 3 3 0 0 ME 307 ME 414 L
ME 414L Introduction to Compressible Flow Turbomachinery Lab 1 0 2 0 ME 307 ME 414
ME 416 Automotive Engineering 3 3 0 0 ME 307 ME 416 L
ME 416L Automotive Engineering Lab 1 0 2 0 ME 307 ME 416
ME 418 Water Desalination 3 3 0 0 ME 307  
ME 435 Undergraduate Research in Mechanical Engineering 3 0 6 0 Department Approval  
Summer Internship (0 CRHs)
Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre-Requisite Course Code Co-Requisite Course Code
ME 390 Mechanical Engineering Summer Internship 0 Department Approval  

4 Year Curriculum: 135 Credit Hours Total

Each course below follows the following format: Course code, Course Title, and Course Credit Hours (Lecture contact hours – Lab contact hours – Tutorial contact hours)

1st Year
Fall Course Code Course-Title CRHs
ENG 101 Freshman English I 3 (3-0-0)
MAT 101 Calculus I 3 (3-0-2)
PHU 103 Mechanics and Waves for Engineers 3 (3-0-1)
PHU 103L Mechanics and Waves for Engineers Lab 1 (0-2-0)
SE 100 P rogramming for Engineers 3 (3-0-0)
SE 100L P rogramming for Engineers Lab 1 (0-2-0)
CHM 102 Introduction to Chemistry 3 (3-0-1)
CHM 102L Introduction to Chemistry Lab 1 (0-2-0)
Total 18
Spring Course Code Course-Title CRHs
PHL 101A Engineering Ethics 3 (3-0-0)
EN G 112 Freshman English II 3 (3-0-0)
MAT 112 Calculus II 3 (3-0-2)
PHU 124 Electromagnetism and Waves for Engineers 3 (3-0-1)
PHU 124L Electromagnetism and Waves for Engineers Lab 1 (0-2-0)
ME 201 Materials Science and Engineering 3 (3-0-1)
ME 201L Materials Science and Engineering Lab 1 (0-2-0)
Total 17
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 3 (3-0-1)
EE 207L Foundations of Electrical Engineering Lab 1 (0-2-0)
MAT 213 Diff erential Equations 3 (3-0-0)
ME 203 Applied Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics I 3 (3-0-1)
Total 16
Spring Course Code Course-Title CRHs
STA 212 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3 (3-0-0)
ME 305 Manufacturing and Workshop Training 3 (3-0-0)
ME 305L Manufacturing and Workshop Training Lab 1 (0-2-0)
ME 208 Mechanics of Materials I 3 (3-0-1)
ME 208L Mechanics of Materials I Lab 1 (0-2-0)
ME 205 Introduction to Computer Aided Design 3 (3-0-0)
ME 206 Thermal Fluids Engineering I 3 (3-0-1)
ME 206L T hermal Fluids Engineering I Lab 1 (0-2-0)
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 3 (3-0-1)
ME 312 L Mechanics of Materials II Lab 1 (0-2-0)
ME 307 Thermal Fluids Engineering II 3 (3-0-1)
ME 307 L Thermal Fluids Engineering II Lab 1 (0-2-0)
Total 16
Spring Course Code Course-Title CRHs
AR B 101 A rabic Language I 2 (2-0-0)
ME 308 A dvanced Manufacturing Processes 3 (3-0-0)
ME 308L A dvanced Manufacturing Processes Lab 1 (0-2-0)
ME 306 Instrumentation and Control Engineering 3 (3-0-0)
ME 306L Instrumentation and Control Engineering Lab 1 (0-2-0)
ME 310 Aircraft/Machine Design with Project 3 (3-0-0)
ME 310L Aircraft/Machine Design with Project Lab 1 (0-2-0)
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) 3 (3-0-1)
ME 403 L Finite Element Modelling for Dynamic and Structural Analysis (FEA Modelling) Lab 1 (0-2-0)
ME 407 Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning 3 (3-0-0)
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
Course Code Course Name CRHs Pre-Requisite Course Code
ME 400 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering 3 (3-0-0) 102 CRHs
ME 401 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer (CFD Modelling) 3 (3-0-1) ME 307
ME 406 Mechatronics 3 (3-0-0) ME 306
ME 410 Energy Conversion and Cogeneration Systems 3 (3-0-0) ME 307
ME 412 Renewable Energy Systems 3 (3-0-0) ME 307
ME 414 Introduction to Turbomachinery 3 (3-0-0) ME 307
ME 416 Automotive Engineering 3 (3-0-0) 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

This section gives descriptions of the courses offered by Mechanical Engineering. Each course below follows the following format:

ME 201 Materials Science and Engineering 3 (3-0-1)
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: ME 201 L
ME 201 L Materials Science and Engineering Lab 1 (0-2-0)
Laboratory experiments dealing with Materials Science and Engineering, crystal structure, structure-property relationships, and mechanical properties.
Pre-requisites: CHM 102 Co-requisites: ME 201
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 3 (3-0-1)
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: ME 206 L
ME 206 L Thermal Fluids Engineering I Lab 1 (0-2-0)
Laboratory experiments dealing with 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: ME 206
ME 208 Mechanics of Materials I 3 (3-0-1)
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: ME 208 L
ME 208 L Mechanics of Materials I Lab 1 (0-2-0)
Laboratory experiments dealing with materials and structures, beam bending, buckling and torsion, material and structural failure, stress, strain, and heating effects.
Pre-requisites: ME 201 & ME 203 Co-requisites: ME 208
ME 305 Manufacturing and Workshop Training 3 (3-0-0)
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 & ME 203 Co-requisites: ME 305 L
ME 305 L Manufacturing and Workshop Training Lab 1 (0-2-0)
Laboratory experiments dealing with 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: ME 305
ME 306 Instrumentation and Control Engineering 3 (3-0-0)
Instrumentation and Control Engineering course addresses the basic principles of modern instrumentation and control systems, including examples of the latest devices, techniques and applications. The course teaches Measurement Systems, Instrumentation System Elements, Measurement Case Studies, Control Systems, Process Controllers, Correction Elements, PLC Systems, and System Models.
Pre-requisites: EE207 & ME 206 Co-requisites: ME 306 L
ME 306 L Instrumentation and Control Engineering Lab 1 (0-2-0)
The lab is sectioned into two main parts, Instrumentation and Control. In the Instrumentation part, the thermal fluid main instruments were introduced. The control part, covered programing of mechanical processes using Arduino-UNO controller. First the new commands are introduced, then the code is established according to the given process. The code is uploaded to the board and the process mechanism is checked according to the code. Modifications are applied to the code to expand the students’ understanding in the how the codes is working.
Pre-requisites: EE207 & ME 206 Co-requisites: ME 306
ME 307 Thermal Fluids Engineering II 3 (3-0-1)
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: ME 307 L
ME 307 L Thermal Fluids Engineering II Lab 1 (0-2-0)
Laboratory experiments dealing with applications of thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics to the design and analysis of energy systems. This includes energy analysis, studies of laminar and turbulent flow, heat transfer in free and forced convection, in channels, and over surfaces, fins, forced and free convection, boiling and condensation, radiation heat transfer, heat exchangers, compressible flows in pipes, ducts, divergent and convergent flows, sonic and supersonic flows.
Pre-requisites: ME 207 Co-requisites: ME 307
ME 312 Mechanics of Materials II 3 (3-0-1)
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: ME 312 L
ME 312 L Mechanics of Materials II Lab 1 (0-2-0)
Laboratory experiments dealing with 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: ME 312
ME 308 Advanced Manufacturing Processes 3 (3-0-0)
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, 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: ME 308 L
ME 308L Advanced Manufacturing Processes Lab 1 (0-2-0)
Laboratory experiments dealing with integration of design, engineering and management disciplines and practices for analysis and design of manufacturing enterprises, the physics and stochastic nature of manufacturing processes and systems, and their effects on quality, rate, cost and flexibility, 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: ME 308
ME 310 Aircraft /Machine Design with Project 3 (3-0-0)
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: ME 310 L
ME 310 L Aircraft /Machine Design with Project Lab 1 (3-0-0)
Laboratory experiments dealing with the creative design process via the application of physical laws and learning to complete projects on schedule, 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: ME 310
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 400 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering 3 (3-0-0)
The course will be taught in a systematic manner so students can master the concepts and techniques which will be covered in the course. Special emphasis is given to the practical use of the concepts.
Pre-requisites: None Co-requisites: 102 CRHs
ME 401 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer (CFD Modelling) 3 (3-0-1)
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: ME 401 L
ME 401 L Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer (CFD Modelling) Lab 1 (0-2-0)
Laboratory experiments dealing with working principles of computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer and applies these concepts using commercially available software packages used in industry, 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: ME 401
ME 403 Finite Element Modelling for Dynamic and Structural Analysis (FEA Modelling) 3 (3-0-1)
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 c orrelate the working principles of Mechanics and Dynamics using numerical methods.
Pre-requisites: ME 312 & ME 311 Co-requisites: ME 403 L
ME 403L Finite Element Modelling for Dynamic and Structural Analysis (FEA Modelling) Lab 1 (0-2-0)
Laboratory experiments dealing with the working principles of the non-linear finite element method (FEM) and applies the concepts involved using commercially available software packages used in industry, 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: ME 403
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 (3-0-0)
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 (3-0-0)
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 and Cogeneration Systems 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 syste m. 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 Introduction to Compressible Flow Turbomachinery 3 (3-0-0)
The course introduces various types of compressible flow turbomachineries and describes their fundamental working and design concepts. This includes; turbomachinery classification, apply dimensional analysis and similitude to turbomachines, basic governing equations for turbomachines, Euler equation, centrifugal compressors, axial flow compressors and fans, radial and axial flow turbines.
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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