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 fouryear 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 eightweek 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, problemsolving, 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 postgraduation, the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering graduates will:
 Have a productive career in mechanical engineering or related fields, either in industrial, governmental, research, or academic institutions.
 Continue to develop their knowledge through lifelong learning opportunities and/or advanced degrees.
 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:
 Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
 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.
 Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
 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.
 Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
 Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
 Apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Enrollment and Graduation Data
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
 EmSATMath or Remedial Math

1430 115
 Physics 1
 3
 Prerequisites
 EmSATPhysics or Remedial Physics
Corequisites
 Calculus 1 for Engineering

1430 116
 Physics 1 Lab
 3
 Corequisites

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

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

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
Corequisites

0401 201

Statics

3

Prerequisites

0408 150

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

0408 203
 Strength of Materials
 3
 Prerequisites
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 Electronics Circuits
 3
 Corequisites
 Physics 2 (1430117)
 Diff. Equations for Engs. (1440 261)

0408 205
 Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineers
 3
  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

3 
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

0408 330
 Machine Elements and Design  3
 Prerequisites
 Kinematics (0408220)
 Strength of Materials (0408203)
Corequisites
 Manufacturing Processes (0405202)

0408 420
 Thermal System Design
  Prerequisites

0408 440
 Mechanical System Design
 3
 Prerequisites
 Machine Elements & Design (0408300)
 Fluid Mechanics for ME (0408202)

0408 341

ThermoFluid Lab

1

Prerequisites
 Fluid Mechanics for ME (0408202)
Corequisites
 Advanced Thermodynamics (0408340)

0408 xxx

ME Technical Elective 1
 3

Prerequisites

0408 xxx

ME Technical Elective 2
 3

Prerequisites

0408 400

Practical Training 1 for ME
 1

Prerequisites

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 indepth 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 indepth knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
1. Thermofluids
2. Solid Mechanics
It is highly recommended that the student registers for these courses after completing the program requirements.
Course # 
Title 
CrHrs 
Pre/Corequisites

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 Thermofluids 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

PrerequisitesCorequisites  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

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:
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 Engineering  20:2 
Introduction to the mechanical engineering profession, ethics, and disciplines; development of skills in teamwork, problemsolving, 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

1501 113

Programming for Engineers 
23:3 
This course introduces the basic principles and concepts of programming techniques in a highlevel language to the engineering students to solve engineering problems. Subjects include programming concepts, pseudocode, and algorithms, userdefined data types, formatted input/output, selection structures, repetition structures, functions and procedures, text files, static and dynamic memory allocation, introduction to objectoriented programming. Weekly laboratory assignments are an integral part of this course.
Prerequisites 
1430 118 
Physics 2 Laboratory 
03:1 
Ten experiments in electricity and magnetism, covering topics in Physics (II)
Prerequisites Corequisites 
0401 201  Statics  30:3 
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 
0408 150

Engineering Graphics Design 
02:2 
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
 30:3 
Basic concepts of thermodynamics: temperature, work, heat, internal energy, and enthalpy. The first law of thermodynamics for closed and steadyflow 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

0408 200
 Dynamics for Mechanical Engineering
 30:3 
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 onedegreeoffreedom vibration of a rigid body, base excitation, vibration isolation.
Prerequisite

0408 203
 Strength of Materials
 30:3 
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; thinwalled pressure vessels; beam deflection, lab session and experiments.
Prerequisite 
0408 204
 Introduction to Materials Science & Engineering
 30:3 
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 340  Engineering Computation and Linear Algebra  30:3 
Basic linear algebra: LU decomposition, normal equations, and leastsquares 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
 03:1 
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
 30:3 
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
 30:3 
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 
0408 220  Kinematics  30:3 
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 Processes  23:3 
Introduction and classification of engineering materials and their properties. Traditional manufacturing processing of materials (ferrous and nonferrous) 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 Engineering  30:3 
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
 30:3 
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 Thermodynamics  30:3 
Thermodynamic principles are applied to the analysis of power, vapor cycles, and airconditioning systems. Thermodynamics of state, gas mixtures and gasvapor mixtures, irreversibility and combustion, chemical reactions, Thermodynamics of highspeed gas flow, and fuel cells.
Prerequisite Engineering Thermodynamics (0408 201)

0405221
 Engineering Probability and Statistics
 30:3 
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
 30:3 
This course teaches the students the modeling of simple and multiphysics 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 300  Heat Transfer  30:3 
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 301  Heat Transfer Lab  03:1 
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

0408 330
 Machine Elements and Design  30:3 
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 420  Thermal System Design  30:3 
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

0408 440
 Mechanical System Design  30:3 
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)

0408341  ThermoFluids Lab  03:1 
Introduction to basic thermofluid 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
 10:1 
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 
0408 401
 Practical Training for ME 2
 10:1 
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 
10:1 
Student teams develop professionallevel experience by applying, integrating, and extending previously acquired knowledge in a major design project. Lectures are devoted to discussing projectrelated 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 
0408 492 
Senior Design Project II 
36:3 
Student teams develop professionallevel experience by applying, integrating, and extending previously acquired knowledge in a major design project. Lectures are devoted to discussing projectrelated 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

30:3 
This course covers the response of discrete single, two and multidegree 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

30:3 
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 nextgeneration combustion engines including direct injection (DI), lowtemperaturecombustion (LTC) diesel, homogeneouscharge compressionignition (HCCI) engines. The key features of alternative fuel, hybrid, and fuel cellpowered 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 Corequisites  Advanced Thermodynamics (0408 340)

0408 410

Introduction to Finite Element Analysis 
30:3 
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 ThermoFluids Systems

30:3 
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 NavierStokes 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 
40:4 
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 costeffective 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 
30:3 
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 Corequisites  Modelling and Cont. of Dynamic Systems (0408 320)

0408 426

Energy Conversion 
30:3 
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 AirConditioning 
30:3 
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
 30:3 
The course introduces students to the various types, working principles and performance of different types of conventional and nonconventional 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 
30:3 
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 
30:3 
This course covers emerging and advanced topics in the field of mechanical engineering. The contents will vary depending on the topic.
Prerequisites 