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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

College
College of Engineering
Department
Mechanical and Nuclear Eng
Level
Undergraduate
Study System
Courses
Total Credit Hours
132 Cr.Hrs
Duration
4
Intake
Fall & Spring
Location
Sharjah Main Campus
Language
English
Study Mode
Full Time

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Program Overview
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest, oldest, and most versatile engineering professions. It is at the heart of the design, development, and manufacturing of every product we have today.

The  Mechanical  Engineering  Program is a  four-year study that provides students with a broad scientific and technical background in this field.

During the first three semesters, there is a focus on mathematics and basic sciences physics, and chemistry. The following three semesters include courses and labs that are more specialized and closely related to mechanical engineering,   including manufacturing, mechanics of solids, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and thermodynamics.

In the final semesters of their study, students take advanced courses in mechanical engineering, undergo an eight-week practical training, and complete senior design projects.

The Mechanical Engineering Program at the University of Sharjah puts what is in the best interest of students, first and foremost. Every little experience the student attains represents a block in the building of a competent, confident, purposeful, problem-solving, competitive, responsible, and conscientious individual. This is accomplished using a curriculum and facilities that conform to the highest of standards, faculty members committed to the academic and personal growth of the student, and an environment that inspires learning and drives creativity.

Program Learning Objectives:​
Within a few years post-graduation, the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering graduates will: 

  1. Have a productive career in mechanical engineering or related fields, either in industrial, governmental, research, or academic institutions. 
  2. Continue to develop their knowledge through lifelong learning opportunities and/or advanced degrees. 
  3. Contribute to society in a responsible manner through engagement in professional societies and/or community services.

Student Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in  Mechanical Engineering students will have:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. Identify 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 contexts.
  5. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.​

            Enrollment and Graduation Data
            For a breakdown of enrollment and degrees awarded, click Enrollment and Graduation Data for more information.​​​

            B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering Course Requirement
            To obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in ME, the student must complete a total of 132 credit hours. These hours are University requirements (UR), College requirements (CR), and Program requirements (PR). The allocation of the credit hours is shown in the following table:
            ​ 

            BS in Mechanical Engineering ​ ​ ​ ​
              UR CR PR Total
            Mandatory Credits 18
            26 76
            120
            Elective Credits 6
            - 6
            12
            Total 24 26 82 132
             

            I. University Requirements
            University requirements are courses that must be taken by all students at the University of Sharjah, regardless of their major. The 8 university required courses (24 Credit hours) are divided into 6 compulsory courses (18 credit hours) and 2 elective courses (6 credit hours) as shown in the table below. The description of these courses is available in the university catalog which can be access from here.​

            Course #
            Title
            Credit
            Hours
            Prerequisites
            0202 112
            English for Academic Purpose
            3
            -
            1501 100
            Introduction to I.T. 
            3
            -
            ​0201 102
            ​Arabic Language
            ​3
            ​-
            ​​0302 200
            ​Fund. of Innovation & Entrep
            ​3
            ​-
            ​0204 102
            UAE Society
            ​3
            ​-
            ​0104 100
            ​Islamic Culture
            ​3
            ​-
            ​xxxx xxx
            ​University Elective 1
            ​3
            ​-
            ​xxxx xxx
            ​University Elective 2
            ​3
            ​-


            II. College Requirements
            College requirements are courses that must be taken by all students enrolled in any Engineering program at the College of Engineering. There are 10 college required courses (26 Credit hours) as shown in the table below. The description of these courses is available in the university catalog which can be access from here.

            Course #
            Title
            Credit
            Hours
            Prerequisites
            1440 133
            Calculus 1 for Engineering
            3
            Prerequisites
            • EmSAT-Math or Remedial Math
            1430 115
            Physics 1
            3
            Prerequisites
            • EmSAT-Physics or Remedial Physics 

            Corequisites
            • Calculus 1 for Engineering
            ​1430 116
            Physics 1 Lab
            ​3
            Corequisites
            • Physics 1 (1430 115)​
            ​​1420 101
            General Chemistry 1
            ​3
            Prerequisites
            None
            ​1420 102
            General Chemistry 1 Lab
            ​3
            ​Corequisites
            • General Chemistry 1 (1420 101)
            ​1440 161
            Calculus 2 for Engineers
            ​3
            Prerequisites
            • Calculus 1 for Eng. (1440 133)​
            ​1430 117
            Physics 2
            ​3
            Prerequisites
            • Physics 1 (1430 115)
            ​1440 261
            Diff. Equs for Engs.

            ​3
            Prerequisites
            • Calculus 2 for Engs. (1440 161)
            ​0202 207

            ​Technical writing
            ​3
            Prerequisites
            • English for Academic Purposes (0202 112)
            ​0401 301
            ​Engineering Economics
            ​3
            Prerequisites
            • 90 Credit Hours


            III. Program Requirements
            The list of the Program required courses and their descriptions are presented below.​​


            A. Mandatory requirements
            The ME mandatory core courses are listed in the table below.

            Course #
            Title
            Credit
            Hours
            Prerequisites
            0408 101
            Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
            3
            Prerequisites
            None
            1501 113
            Programming for Engineers
            3
            Prerequisites
            None​
            1430 118
            Physics 2 Lab
            1
            Prerequisites
            • Physics 1 Lab (1430 116)
            Corequisites
            • Physics 2 (1430 117)
            0401 201
            Statics
            3
            Prerequisites
            • Physics 1 (1430 115)
            0408 1​50
            Engineering Graphics Design
            2
            Prerequisites
            • Intro. to Mech. Eng. (0408 101)
            0408 201
            Engineering Thermodynamics
            3
            Prerequisites
            • General Chemistry (1420 101)
            • Physics 1 (1430 115)​
            0408 200
            Dynamics for Mechanical Engineering 
            3
            Prerequisites
            • Statics (0401 201)
            ​0408 203
            ​Strength of Materials
            ​3
            Prerequisites
            • ​Statics (0401 201)
            Corequisites
            • Intro. To Materials Sci. & Eng. (0408 204)
            0408 204
            Intro. To Material Sci. & Eng.​
            3

            Prerequisites
            • General Chemistry 1 (1420 101)
            ​0402 340
            ​Engineering Computation and  Linear Algebra
            ​3
            Prerequisites
            • ​Programming for Eng. (1501 113)
            • Differential Equations for Eng. (1440 261)
            ​0402 207
            ​Applied El​ectronics Circuits
            ​3
            Corequisites
            • Physics 2 (1430117)
            • Diff. Equations for Engs. (1440 261)
            ​0408 205
            ​Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineers
            ​3
            Prerequisites
            • ​Physics 1 (1430115)
            • Calculus 2 for Engineers (1440 161)
            ​​0408 206
            ​​Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineers Lab
            ​1
            Prerequisites
            • ​​Fluid Mechanics for ME (0408 205) 
            ​0408 220
            ​Kinematics
            ​3
            Prerequisites
            • ​​Dynamics for Mech. Eng. (0408 200)
            Corequisites
            • Eng. Graphic Design (0408 150)​
            ​0405 202
            ​Manufacturing Processes
            ​3
            Prerequisites
            • ​Intro. To Materials Sci. & Eng. (0408 204)​
            0408 300
            Analytical Methods in Engineering
            Prerequisites
            • Differential Equations for Eng. (1440 161)
            0408 318
            Instrumentation & Measurements
            3

            Prerequisites
            • Applied Electronics Circuits (0402 207)
            • Fluid Mechanics for ME (0408 205)

            ​0408 340
            ​Advanced Thermodynamics
            ​3
            Prerequisites
            • Engineering Thermodynamics (0408 201)
            ​0405 221
            ​Eng. Probability and Statistics
            ​3
            Prerequisites
            • ​Calculus 1 for Eng. (1440 133)
            ​0408 320
            ​Modelling & Control of Dynamic Sys.
            ​3
            Prerequisites
            • ​​Instrumentation & Measurements (0408 318)​
            0406 300
            Heat Transfer

            3
            Prerequisites
            • Engineering Thermodynamics (0408 201)
            • Fluid Mechanics for ME (0408 202)
            0406 301
            Heat Transfer Lab
            1
            Corequisites
            • Heat Transfer (0406 300)
            ​0408 330
            ​Machine Elements and Design​3
            Prerequisites
            • ​Kinematics (0408220)
            • Strength of Materials (0408203)
            Corequisites
            • Manufacturing Processes (0405202)​
            ​0408 420
            ​Thermal System Design
            Prerequisites
            • ​Heat Transfer (0406300)
            ​0408 440
            ​Mechanical System Design
            ​3
            Prerequisites
            • Machine Elements & Design (0408300)
            • Fluid Mechanics for ME (0408202)​
            0408 341
            Thermo-Fluid Lab
            1
            Prerequisites
            • Fluid Mechanics for ME (0408202)
            Corequisites
            • Advanced Thermodynamics (0408340)
            0408 xxx
            ME Technical Elective 1​
            3
            Prerequisites
            • ​Based on Selection
            0408 xxx
            ME Technical Elective 2
            3
            Prerequisites
            • Based on Selection
            0408 400
            Practical Training 1 for ME
            1
            Prerequisites
            • ​90 Credit Hours
            ​0408 401
            ​Practical Training 2 for ME
            ​2
            Prerequisites
            • ​​Practical Training 1 for ME (0408400)
            ​0408 491

            ​Senior Design Project I​3
            Prerequisites
            • ​90 Credit Hours
            • Machine Elements and Design (0408330)
            • Heat Transfer (0406300)
            0408 492
            Senior Design Project II
            3
            Prerequisites
            • Senior Design Project 1 (0408491)


            B. Technical Elective
            As part of the program for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, the student is required to study 6 credit hours of technical elective courses. These courses allow the student to focus on a specific area for in-depth knowledge and understanding. The student can also mix and match elective courses from different areas to get more general exposure to the different Mechanical Engineering disciplines. The student should select, in cooperation with the academic advisor, the list of electives that best meet his or her needs and aspirations. The listed technical elective courses and the required program courses are designed to allow the student to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

            1. Thermo-fluids
            2. Solid Mechanics 
             
            It is highly recommended that the student registers for these courses after completing the program requirements.

            Course # Title CrHrs Pre/Co-requisites 
            ​0408 345​
            ​Mechanical Vibrations 
            ​3
            Prerequisites
            • ​Differential Equations for Eng. (1440 261) 
            • Dynamics for ME (0408 200) ​
            ​0408 349
            Internal Combustion Engines 
            ​3
            ​Prerequisites
            • ​Heat Transfer (0406 300) 

            Corequisites

            • Advanced Thermodynamics (0408 340)​
            0408 410

            Introduction to Finite Element Methods
            3
            ​Prerequisites
            • ​Machine Elements and Design (0408 330) 
            ​0408 430
            ​Numerical Simulation of Thermo-fluids Systems 
            ​3
            ​Prerequisites
            • Engineering Computation and Linear Algebra (0402 340)
            • Heat Transfer (0406 300) 
            0408 460
            Reliability Engineering
            3
            ​Prerequisites
            • Eng. Probability & Statistics (0405 221) 
            0408 465
            Robotics and Automation​

            3
            Prerequisites
            • Kinematics (0408 220) 

            Corequisites

            • Modelling and Cont. of Dynamic Systems (0408 320) ​
            0408 466
            Energy Conversion
            3
            Prerequisites
            • Engineering Thermodynamics (0408 201)
            • Fluid Mechanics for ME (0408 205) 
            0408 467
            Heating, Ventilation and Air- Conditioning
            3
            Prerequisites
            • Heat Transfer (0406 300) 
            • Engineering Thermodynamics (0408 201) ​
            ​0408 468
            ​Power Generation Plants
            ​3
            Prerequisites
            • Advanced Thermodynamics (0408 340) 
            0408 475
            Mechanical Metallurgy
            3 Prerequisites
            • Intro. to Materials Sci. & Eng. (0408 204) 
            0408 480
            Special Topics in ME 3 Prerequisites
            • ​Instructor consent
             

            C. Senior Design Project
            Students will have a Senior Design Project during their senior year of study over two semesters: 
            Senior Design Project I (1 credit)
            Senior Design Project II (3 credits) 


            Course Description
            The courses offered in the Mechanical Engineering program are designated code numbers in the form of (0408 ABC) where:
            0408
            ​Program Code
            A
            Year (level)
            B Area
            C Course sequence in an area


            Course Description
            Mandatory Courses

            Descriptions of the Mandatory core courses are given below.

            0408 101
            Introduction to Mechanical Engineering2-0:2
            Introduction to the mechanical engineering profession, ethics, and disciplines; development of skills in teamwork, problem-solving, and design; other topics include computer applications and programming; introduction to mechanical systems emphasizing system approach, Newton's law, unit conversions, statistics, Excel, and MatLab.

            Prerequisites
            • None​



            1501 113
            Programming for Engineers 2-3:3
            This course introduces the basic principles and concepts of programming techniques in a high-level language to the engineering students to solve engineering problems. Subjects include programming concepts, pseudo-code, and algorithms, user-defined data types, formatted input/output, selection structures, repetition structures, functions and procedures, text files, static and dynamic memory allocation,  introduction to object-oriented programming. Weekly laboratory assignments are an integral part of this course. 

            Prerequisites
            • None​

             

            1430 118 Physics 2 Laboratory 0-3:1
            Ten experiments in electricity and magnetism, covering topics in Physics (II)

            Prerequisites

            • Physics 1 Lab (1430 116)

            Corequisites

            • Physics 2 (1430 117)
              

            0401 201Statics3-0:3
            Knowledge and understanding of vector resultant of forces in two and three dimensions; type of structural supports; equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; analysis of internal forces in beams and trusses; static and kinetic friction; centroids of lines, areas, and volumes; moments of inertia.

            Prerequisites

            • Physics 1 (1430 115)



            0408 150
            Engineering Graphics Design 0-2:2
            Topics include: basic graphics skills. Emphasis on fundamentals of engineering science and computer applications, programming using CAD tools or other software; visualization, orthographic drawings and advanced graphic skills.

            Prerequisite
            • Intro. to Mech. Eng. (0408100)
             

            0408 201
            Engineering Thermodynamics
            3-0:3
            Basic concepts of thermodynamics: temperature, work, heat, internal energy, and enthalpy. The first law of thermodynamics for closed and steady-flow open systems. Thermodynamic properties of pure substances; changes of phase; equation of state. The second law of thermodynamics: the concept of entropy. Power and refrigeration cycles.

            Prerequisite
            • Physics 1 (1430 115)
            • General Chemistry 1 (1420 101)


            0408 200
            Dynamics for Mechanical Engineering 
            3-0:3
            Kinematics of a rigid body, absolute and relative motion analysis; Kinetics of a rigid body, force and acceleration, work and energy, impulse and momentum; Vibrations, undamped and damped free and forced one-degree-of-freedom vibration of a rigid body, base excitation, vibration isolation.​

            Prerequisite
            • Statics (0401 201)


            0408 203
            Strength of Materials
            3-0:3
            Simple states of stress and strain; Hook's law; torsional stresses; axial deformation; internal forces in beams; bending and shearing diagrams and stresses; beam design; stress transformation; thin-walled pressure vessels; beam deflection, lab session and experiments.

            Prerequisite
            • Statics (0401 201)
             

            0408 204
            Introduction to Materials Science & Engineering
            3-0:3
            The course covers atomic bonding, crystal structure and defect structure, and their relationship with material properties. It also includes phase diagrams and alloys, mechanical properties, material failure, corrosion, and introduction to the structures of polymers and ceramics.   

            Prerequisite
            • General Chemistry I (1420 101)


            0402 340Engineering Computation and Linear Algebra3-0:3
            Basic linear algebra: LU decomposition, normal equations, and least-squares solutions, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors decomposition of matrices. Numerical solution of linear and nonlinear system of equations, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors, curve fitting, numerical differentiation and integration of functions, numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, use of MATLAB to solve complex engineering problems.

            Prerequisite
            • Programming for Eng. (1501113)
            • Differential Equations for Eng. (1440261)



            0402 207
            Applied Electronics Circuits
            0-3:1
            Basic DC Circuits, General DC circuit analysis, Transient Circuits Basic AC Circuits, Diodes, and their applications, Transistors, Operational Amplifiers, Basic Combinational Circuits, Decoders, Adders and Multiplexers, Transformers.

            Corequisite
            • Differential Equations for Engineers (1440 261)


            0408 205
            Fluid Mechanics For ME
            3-0:3
            This course covers fundamental topics in fluid statics and fluid dynamics. The topics include: basic concepts and fluid properties, fluid statics, pressure in a static fluid, hydrostatic forces on plane and curved surfaces, buoyancy and stability, fluids in rigid body motion; fluid kinematics: Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions of fluid motion, deformation of fluid elements, vorticity and rotationality; fluid dynamics: Bernoulli equation, control volume analysis and integral form of fluid flow equations, dimensional analysis and similarity, the general one dimensional energy equation, frictional losses in piping systems, introduction to differential analysis of fluid flow.   

            Prerequisite
            • Calculus 2 for Engineers (1440 161)
            • Physics 1 (1430 115)


            0408 206
            Fluid Mechanics for ME Lab
            3-0:3
            Introduction to fluid mechanics laboratory, where students conduct fundamental fluid mechanics experiments such as: measurements of fluid properties (viscosity, density and specific gravity), calibration of pressure gauges, Pascal’s law, hydrostatic forces and center of pressure, buoyancy and metacenter, flow through orifices,  cavitation, verification of Bernoulli’s theorem, impact of jets, frictional losses in piping systems, hydraulic machines, , water hammer, flow visualization. 

            Corequisite
            • Fluid Mechanics for ME


            0408 220Kinematics3-0:3
            Applications and design of mechanisms; use of graphical and analytical techniques for the kinematic analysis of machines. Analysis and design of linkages, cams, gears, and gear trains. Emphasis is placed more on machines as systems rather than on individual components.

            Prerequisite
            • Dynamics for Mech. Eng. (0408 200)
            Corequisite
            • Eng. Graphic Design (0408 150)


            0405 202
            Manufacturing Processes2-3:3
            Introduction and classification of engineering materials and their properties.
            Traditional manufacturing processing of materials (ferrous and non-ferrous) including metal cutting, casting, rolling, forging, and drawing. Modern manufacturing processes and related topics including ceramics, composites, powder metallurgy, property enhancing and surface processing operations, and rapid prototyping. The course includes lab and visits to different manufacturing facilities.

            Prerequisite 
            • Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering (0408 204)


            0408 300
            Analytical Methods in Engineering3-0:3
            Analytical Methods in Engineering covers Vector Differential Calculus, line, surface,   and volume integrals,  vector field,   velocity and acceleration, curvature and torsion,  mean value theorem,  directional derivative, divergence, curl, curvilinear coordinates, Stokes's theorem, complex analysis, power series, residue integration method and Fourier analysis.

            Prerequisite
            • Differential Equations for Eng. (1440 161)
             

            0408 318
            Instrumentation and Measurements
            3-0:3
            Review of electric circuits, Measurement process, errors and sources of errors, signal and noise in instrumentation, filtering, display, and recording systems, elements of signal processing in instrumentation, transducers, sensors, data logging, interfaces, and data processing.

            Prerequisites
            • Applied Electronics Circuits (0402 207)
            • Fluid Mechanics for ME (0408 202)

             
            0408 340
            Advanced Thermodynamics3-0:3
            Thermodynamic principles are applied to the analysis of power, vapor cycles, and air-conditioning systems. Thermodynamics of state, gas mixtures and gas-vapor mixtures, irreversibility and combustion, chemical reactions, Thermodynamics of high-speed gas flow, and fuel cells.  

            Prerequisite
            • Engineering Thermodynamics (0408 201)

             
            0405221
            Engineering Probability and Statistics 
            3-0:3
            Descriptive statistics and sampling, sample space and events, axioms of probability, conditional probability, statistical independence, Bayes theorem, discrete probability distributions (uniform, binomial, geometric, Poisson), continuous probability distributions (normal, exponential, gamma and Weibull), joint probability distribution, point estimation, central limit theorem, interval estimation, use of statistical software.

            Prerequisite:
            • Calculus 1 for Eng. (1440133)


            0408 320
            Modelling & Control of Dynamic Systems
            3-0:3
            This course teaches the students the modeling of simple and multi-physics systems including the mechanical, electrical, fluid and thermal system. This include a review of such system and the use of linear graph and state space representation. The course teaches different controller techniques including the PI, PD, PID, Lead/Lag compensator, and lag/lead compensator. Different approaches of designing the controller will be considered including the root locus, and bode plot designs. The stability analysis is included. The course is extended to cover the observer design and an Introduction to digital control. Simulation tools using Matlab/Simulink will be used to illustrate the different types of systems and controllers and a lab is designed to cover the practical side of such systems.

            Prerequisite
            • Instrumentation & Measurements (0408 318)


            0406 300Heat Transfer3-0:3
            Mechanisms of heat transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation. Steady heat conduction, insulation, cooling. Transient heat conduction. Forced convection; natural convection. Heat exchangers. Applications to energy systems.

            Prerequisite
            • Engineering Thermodynamics (0408 201)
            • Fluid Mechanics for ME (0408 202)
             

            0406 301Heat Transfer Lab0-3:1
            Experiments on measurement techniques heat transfer principles of linear and radial conduction; unsteady state heat conduction; natural and forced convection; parallel and counter flow exchangers; thermal radiation; temperature measurement.

            Corequisite
            • Heat Transfer (0406 300)
             

            0408 330
            Machine Elements and Design3-0:3
            This course covers static failure theories; fatigue failure theories; the design of machine elements to include the design of columns, shafts, tolerances, and fits, fasteners, and bolted connections and gears.

            Prerequisites
            • Kinematics (0408 220)
            • Strength of Materials (0408 203)
            Corequisite
            • Manufacturing Processes (0405 202)


            0408 420Thermal System Design3-0:3
            Analysis, management and cost, optimal design, and computer simulation of thermal systems and components; Application in fluid flow and heat transfer. Selected course topics are included as computer programming projects.

            Prerequisite
            • Heat Transfer (0406 300)


            0408 440
            Mechanical System Design3-0:3
            This course covers the detailed design and selection of mechanical elements including the different types of gears (spur, helical, bevel, and worm gears), lubrication and journal bearings, springs, clutches and brakes, flexible mechanical elements, welding. The course also includes a team project(s).

            Prerequisite
            • Machine Elements & Design (0408 300)
            • Fluid Mechanics for ME (0408 202)


            0408341Thermo-Fluids Lab0-3:1
            Introduction to basic thermo-fluid principles, instrumentation; experimental verification, and reinforcement of analytical concepts introduced.

            Prerequisite
            • Fluid Mechanics for ME (0408 202)
            Corequisite
            • Advanced Thermodynamics (0408 340)​ ​


            0408 400
            Practical Training for ME 1
            1-0:1
            This is the first of two required Practical Training courses. The course consists of seminars and workshops, some of which conducted by speakers from the industry, and field trips that cover five major topics. These are: multistep work processes; professional organizations, development, licensure, and ethics; national and local regulations and laws; entrepreneurships, business models, leadership; new technologies in the field.

            Prerequisite
            • 90 Credit Hours
             

            0408 401
            Practical Training for ME 2​
            1-0:1
            This is the second of two required Practical Training courses. The course consists of a supervised professional practice of engineering in a workplace for a minimum of 20 hours per week over a period of 16 weeks. The practice should cover different tasks and multistep work processes in the career of engineers in the field. It should prepare the trainee for future employment by engaging him/her in solving practical engineering problems, making informed decisions, upholding standards of ethics in the industry, using latest technologies, and working in a team. 

            Prerequisite
            • Practical Training for ME 1
             

            0408 491 Senior Design Project I 1-0:1
            Student teams develop professional-level experience by applying, integrating, and extending previously acquired knowledge in a major design project.  Lectures are devoted to discussing project-related issues and student presentations. A project proposal, oral presentations, and a comprehensive final report are required. Students are introduced to the basic elements of modern engineering design methods. Groups of students investigate a research topic in some areas of Mechanical Engineering from the current literature under the supervision of the course instructor.

            Prerequisite
            • 90 Credit Hours
            • Heat Transfer (0406 300)
            • Machine Elements & Design (0408 330)
             

            0408 492 Senior Design Project II 3-6:3
            Student teams develop professional-level experience by applying, integrating, and extending previously acquired knowledge in a major design project.  Lectures are devoted to discussing project-related issues and student presentations. A project progress proposal, report, oral presentations,  and a  comprehensive final report are required.  Students apply modern engineering design methods to choose from alternative design subject to realistic constraints. Groups of students work together to design, build, refine, and test complete hardware or/and software systems to meet specifications.

            Prerequisite
            • Senior Design Project 1 (0408 491)
             

            Technical Elective Courses

            Descriptions of the technical elective courses are given below.

            0408 345
            Mechanical Vibrations
            3-0:3
            This course covers the response of discrete single, two- and multi-degree of freedom systems to vibration. Cases of free and forced vibration, damped and undamped systems will be covered. Base excitation, rotating imbalance, vibration Isolation, introduction to human responses to vibration.

            Prerequisites

            • Differential Equations for Eng. (1440 261) 
            • Dynamics for ME (0408 200)  ​


            0408 349
            Internal Combustion Engines
            3-0:3
            This course introduces the fundamentals of how the design and operation of automobile engines affect their performance and environmental impact. The fluid flow, thermodynamics, combustion, and fuel properties are studied with reference to engine power, efficiency, and pollutant formation. Students examine the design features and operating characteristics of different types of automobile engines: conventional gasoline, diesel engines, and next-generation combustion engines including direct injection (DI), low-temperature-combustion (LTC) diesel, homogeneous-charge compression-ignition (HCCI) engines. The key features of alternative fuel, hybrid, and fuel cell-powered engines are also discussed. The course includes a term project of literature review and presentation performed by 3~4 students as a project team.

            Prerequisites

            • Heat Transfer (0406 300) 

            Corequisites

            • Advanced Thermodynamics (0408 340)


            0408 410
            Introduction to Finite Element Analysis 3-0:3
            Introduces students to the mathematical foundation of the finite element method and its use in engineering through a commercially available FEA software package. Finite element theory covered includes the derivation of element stiffness matrices, interpolation functions, the use and limitation of different types of elements, and interpretation of finite element solutions. Skills developed using the software include selection and use of elements, modeling strategies, appropriate use of boundary conditions and methodology for checking solutions.

            Prerequisites

            • Machine Elements and Design (0408 330) ​ ​ ​
             

            0408 430
            Numerical Simulations of Thermo-Fluids Systems
            3-0:3
            Numerical simulation of fluid flow and heat transfer, discretization techniques for elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic equations, stability, and accuracy of numerical solutions, diffusion equation, linear convection equation, nonlinear convection dominated problems, numerical solution of the Navier-Stokes equations, grid generation, writing/modifying computer codes, and commercial software demonstration.

            Prerequisites

            • Engineering Computation and Linear Algebra (0402 340)
            • Heat Transfer (0406 300) ​ 


            0408 460
            Reliability Engineering 4-0:4
            The course introduces basic reliability concepts and tools. It enables the

            students to apply the reliability theory at different phases of asset's life cycle: at the acquisition phase model and predict equipment reliability and make a cost-effective decision; at the utilization, phase understands how maintenance can improve the availability and how to reduce downtime through proper design of dependability (reliability, maintainability, and supportability) of mechanical systems. 

            Prerequisites

            • Eng. Probability & Statistics (0405 221) ​
             

            0408 425
            Robotics and Automation 3-0:3
            This course provides an introduction to the theory of robotics and covers the fundamentals of the field, including rigid motions, homogeneous transformations,  forward and inverse kinematics, velocity kinematics, motion planning, trajectory generation, sensing, actuation, stability analysis, and control.

            Prerequisites

            • Kinematics (0408 220) 

            C​orequisites

            • Modelling and Cont. of Dynamic Systems (0408 320)  ​ ​
             

            0408 426
            Energy Conversion 3-0:3
            Introduction to global energy concerns; sustainability, fossil, and nuclear fuels; energy consumption analysis; energy management and conservation techniques; renewable and alternative energy sources. Modern energy conversion methods, fuel cells, photovoltaic cells, and hybrid systems.

            Prerequisites

            • Engineering Thermodynamics (0408 201)
            • Fluid Mechanics for ME (0408 205)  ​ ​ ​
             

            0408 427
            Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning 3-0:3
            An integrated approach to the application of engineering principles to HVAC systems. Topics include: moist air properties, air psychometric, indoor air quality, inside and outside design conditions, heating and cooling loads calculations. Design and selection of HVAC systems.

            Prerequisites

            • Heat Transfer (0406 300) 
            • Engineering Thermodynamics (0408 201)  ​ ​ ​
             

            0408 468
            Power Generation Plants
            3-0:3
            The course introduces students to the various types, working principles and performance of different
            types of conventional and non-conventional power plants, operation and performance analysis of
            various components of power plants (e.g. Turbines, Condensers, Cooling Towers, Fuel and Air
            Handling Systems, Boilers, Superheaters, Intercoolers, Reheaters and Regenerators.) The course also
            covers power plant economics and the impact of power plants on the environment.

            Prerequisites

            • Advanced Thermodynamics (0408 340)​ 


            0408 475
            Mechanical Metallurgy 3-0:3
            The central point of this course is to provide knowledge of microstructure and mechanical properties of metals. The course covers equilibrium phase diagrams, solid transformation, strengthening mechanism, ferrous and non- ferrous materials. The concepts of alloy design and microstructural engineering are also discussed, linking processing and thermodynamics to the structure and properties of metals.

            Prerequisites

            • Intro. to Materials Sci. & Eng. (0408 204) ​ 


            0408 480
            Special Topics in ME 3-0:3
            This course covers emerging and advanced topics in the field of mechanical engineering. The contents will vary depending on the topic.

            Prerequisites

            • ​Instructor consent​ ​ ​