Degree Plan

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

First Year, 1st Semester (1) (Preparatory) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req
ENGL 001English I1558-
CS 001Introduction to Information Technology132-
MATH 011Mathematics I404-
GS 021College Study Skills101-
GS 031 Physical Education I 021-
TOTAL 5211016

 

First Year, 2nd Semester (2) (Preparatory) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req
ENGL 002English II1558ENGL 001
CS 002Introduction to Computer Applications132CS 001
MATH 012Mathematics II404MATH 011
SCI 051Physical Sciences132-
TOTAL 4211116

Total credit hours required in the Preparatory Program: 32

 

Second Year, 1st Semester (3) (Freshman) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req
MATH 111Calculus I404MATH 012
ENGL 117English Composition I303ENGL 002
SCI 152General Physics I334SCI 051
SCI 154General Chemistry334SCI 051
GS 171Belief and its Consequences202-
GS 161Arabic Practical Grammar202-
TOTAL 617619

 

Second Year, 2nd Semester (4) (Freshman) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req
MATH 112Calculus II404MATH 111
ENGL 118English Composition II303ENGL 117
CS 125Computer Programming233MATH 111
SCI 153General Physics II334SCI 152
GS 272Professional Ethics202GS 171
GS 262Arabic Professional Writing202GS 161
GS 132Physical Education II 021GS 031
TOTAL 716819

 

Third Year, 1st Semester (5) (Sophomore) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req
ME 201ME Drawing & Graphics233-
ME 202Materials Science334SCI 153, SCI 154, MATH 112
ME 203Thermodynamics I303MATH 112, SCI 153
CE 201Statics303SCI 152
MATH 211Calculus III303MATH 112
GS 363Arabic Communication Skills202GS 262
GS 233Physical Education III 021GS 132
Total: 716819

 

Third Year, 2nd Semester (6) (Sophomore) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req
ME 204Thermodynamics II303ME 203
ME 205Manufacturing Processes I334

ME 201,

ME 202

ME 301Dynamics303CE 201
BUS 283Industrial Psychology 303-
MATH 212Elements of Different. Equations303MATH 112
GS 373Human Rights in Islam202GS 272
TOTAL 617318

 

Fourth Year, 1st Semester (7) (Junior) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req
CE 204Structural Mechanics I303CE 201
ME 306Fundamentals of Electric Circuits 233MATH 112, SCI 153
ME 310Mechanics of Machines 303ME 301
ME 313Engineering Fluid Mechanics303

MATH 211,

ME 203, ME 301

MATH 311Applied Mathematics I 303MATH 212
MATH 312Probability & Statistics 233MATH 112
TOTAL 616618

 

Fourth Year, 2nd Semester (8) (Junior) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req
ME 307Machine Design I303

ME 201,

ME 205, CE 204

ME 311Heat Transfer303ME 313, ME 204
ME 312Thermo-fluid Lab.031ME 313, Coreq. ME 311
ME 413Electromechanical Devices233ME 306
MATH 313Applied Mathematics II 303MATH 311
BUS 261Business Communication303ENGL 118
ME XXXME Elective I303ME XXX
TOTAL 717619

 

Fifth Year, 1st Semester (9) (Senior) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req
ME 314Systems Dynamics and Control233MATH 311, ME 413
MATH 314Numerical Methods 303CS 125, MATH 211
ME 414Machine Design II334ME 307
ME 415Senior Design Project 132ME 307, ME 311, ME 413
BUS 481Engineering Economics303-
ME XXXME Elective II303ME XXX
TOTAL 615918

 

Fifth Year, 2nd Semester (10) (Senior) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req

ME 491†

ME 495‡

Field Training

Senior Project

0406Senior Standing
TOTAL 10406

Filed training should be the first destination of students.

Students who encounter obstacles to be placed in a workplace are directed to do a senior project instead.

 

Elective Courses ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req
ME 416Manufacturing Processes II233

CS 125,

ME 205

ME 417Maintenance Engineering 303MATH 312
ME 418 Compressible Fluid Flow303ME 313
ME 419Turbomachinery 303ME 204,ME 313
ME 420Air Conditioning233

ME 204,

ME 311

ME 421Refrigeration 233

ME 204,

ME 311

ME 422Internal Combustion Engines 233ME 204
ME 423Fluid Power Systems303ME 313
ME 424Heat Exchangers 303ME 311
ME 425Pumping Machinery 233ME 313
ME 426Energy Conversion303

ME 204,

ME 311

ME 427Production Engineering 303ME 307
ME 428Metallurgy 303ME 205
ME 429Mechanical Vibration 233ME 310
ME 430Petroleum Production Engineering303

ME 307,

ME 313





 

Total credit hours required in the Degree Program: 136

 

Distribution of Courses

College Requirements (Preparatory program) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req
ENGL 001English I1558-
MATH 011Mathematics I404-
CS 001Introduction to Information Technology132-
GS 021College Study Skills101-
GS 031 Physical Education I 021-
ENGL 002English II1558ENGL 001
MATH 012Mathematics II404MATH 011
CS 002Introduction to Computer Applications132CS 001
SCI 051Physical Sciences132-
TOTAL 9422132

 

College Requirements (Degree program) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req
GS 132Physical Education II 021GS 031
GS 233Physical Education III 021GS 132
GS 171Belief and its Consequences202-
GS 272Professional Ethics202GS 171
GS 373Human Rights in Islam202GS 272
GS 161Arabic Practical Grammar202-
GS 262Arabic Professional Writing202GS 161
GS 363Arabic Communication Skills202GS 262
ENGL 117English Composition I303ENGL 002
ENGL 118English Composition II303ENGL 117
BUS 261Business Communication303ENGL 118
BUS 283Industrial Psychology 303-

ME 491†

ME 495‡

Field Training

Senior Project

0406Senior Standing
TOTAL 13244432

 

Mathematics & Sciences ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req
MATH 111Calculus I404MATH 012
MATH 112Calculus II404MATH 111
MATH 211Calculus III303MATH 112
MATH 212Elements of Differential Equations303MATH 112
MATH 311Applied Mathematics I 303MATH 212
MATH 312Probability & Statistics 233MATH 112
MATH 313Applied Mathematics II 303MATH 311
MATH 314Numerical Methods 303

CS 125,

MATH 211

SCI 152General Physics I334SCI 051
SCI 153General Physics II334SCI 152
SCI 154General Chemistry334SCI 051
TOTAL 11341238

 

Computer Science ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req
CS 125Computer Programming233MATH 111
TOTAL 1233

 

Business ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req
BUS 481Engineering Economics303-
TOTAL 1233

 

Civil Engineering ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req
CE 201Statics303SCI 152
CE 204Structural Mechanics I303CE 201
TOTAL 2606

 

Mechanical Engineering ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLecLabCreditPre-req
ME 201ME Drawing & Graphics233-
ME 202Materials Science334

SCI 153, SCI 154, MATH 112

ME 203Thermodynamics I303MATH 112, SCI 153
ME 204Thermodynamics II303ME 203
ME 205Manufacturing Processes I334ME 201, ME 202
ME 301Dynamics303CE 201
ME 306Fundamentals of Electric Circuits 233MATH 112, SCI 153
ME 307Machine Design I303

ME 201,ME 205,CE 204

ME 310Mechanics of Machines 303ME 301
ME 311Heat Transfer303ME 313, ME 204
ME 312Thermo-fluid Lab.031ME 313, Coreq. ME 311
ME 313Engineering Fluid Mechanics303

MATH 211,

ME 203, ME 301

ME 314Systems Dynamics and Control233MATH 311, ME 413
ME 413Electromechanical Devices233ME 306
ME 414Machine Design II334ME 307
ME 415Senior Design Project 132ME 307,ME 311,ME 413
*ME 416Manufacturing Processes II233CS 125, ME 205
*ME 417Maintenance Engineering 303MATH 312
*ME 418 Compressible Fluid Flow303ME 313
*ME 419Turbomachinery 303

ME 204, ME 313

*ME 420Air Conditioning233

ME 204, ME 311

*ME 421Refrigeration 233

ME 204, ME 311

*ME 422Internal Combustion Engines 233ME 204
*ME 423Fluid Power Systems303ME 313
*ME 424Heat Exchangers 303ME 311
*ME 425Pumping Machinery 233ME 313
*ME 426Energy Conversion303ME 204, ME 311
*ME 427Production Engineering 303ME 307
*ME 428Metallurgy 303ME 205
*ME 429Mechanical Vibration 233ME 310
*ME 430Petroleum Production Engineering303

ME 307,  ME 313

TOTAL 31784593

* Elective Course

 

Course Description

College Requirements

ENGL 001English I(15-5-8) Prerequisite: None

This is an integrated high-beginning level English course including instruction in Reading, Writing, Listening/Speaking and Grammar. This course is designed to improve students' overall ability in the above-mentioned skills. Emphasis is given to class activities and practices geared toward the development of comprehension as well as fluency, immersing students in authentic language used in everyday situations and purposes related to work, social life and leisure.

ENGL 002 English II(15-5-8) Prerequisite: ENGL 001

This is a continuation of ENGL 001 with an emphasis on a mastery of the materials introduced in English 001, namely in Reading, Writing, Listening/Speaking and Grammar. This course is designed to enable students to feel comfortable in the use of the English language in the academic community.

MATH 011 Mathematics I(4-0-4) Prerequisite: None

This course is mainly a theoretical course. It is designed to provide basic and fundamental knowledge of math concepts that is required in further study courses. The topics include: Real numbers, integral exponents and scientific notation, polynomials and their operations, rational functions, radicals, complex numbers, equations and inequalities in one variable, linear & quadratic equations, non-linear inequalities in one variable, linear & quadratic functions and their graphs, synthetic division, fundamental theorem of algebra and graphs of polynomial and rational functions. The students may work on computers using the provided software for enhancement of the different math topics of the course.

MATH 012 Mathematics II(4-0-4) Prerequisite: MATH 011

This course is mainly a theoretical course. It is designed to build a strong base in algebra and trigonometry that is needed for further courses. The topics include: Exponential and logarithmic functions and their equations, trigonometric functions of any angle, fundamental properties of sine and cosine graphs, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations and inverse trigonometric functions, systems of linear equations in two and three variables, matrices and determinants, solving linear systems by matrix and determinant methods. The students may work on computers using the provided software for enhancement of the different math topics of the course.

SCI 051 Physical Sciences (1-3-2) Prerequisite: None

This course is both theoretical and practical and composed of two major components, chemistry and physics. The former part is designed to provide an introductory knowledge for students in chemistry. The course enables students to learn about the atoms and periodic table, elements of chemistry, mixtures, chemical bonding molecular mixing, acids and bases, oxidation reduction and organic compounds with its related subjects such as drugs and plastics. The practical components of the course include laboratory experience to develop the students' ability in experimentation, observation, measurements and also documentation. The physics part, on the other hand, provides students with sufficient understanding and knowledge in Physics, and develops their physics practical skills to meet the requirement of their respective specializations. The main topics include Mechanics, heat, electricity and magnetism, and waves - sound and light.

ENGL 117English Composition I(3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 002

The course provides pre-composition practice from sentence to paragraph. It also develops basic skills in using the library.

ENGL 118English Composition II(3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 117

It is a continuation of course ENGL 117. The course provides writing practice from paragraph to essay. It also offers practice in letter and concise writing and handles common errors in mechanics and style.

ME 491 Field Training (0-40-6) Pre-requisite: Senior Standing

A continuous period of full semester is spent in a selected work place relating to the field of study. This field internship is intended to provide students with an opportunity to use the knowledge and skills learned in college in an actual work setting. It is intended to be both practical and educational. A final report will be required at the conclusion of the internship.

ME 495 Senior Project (0-40-6) Pre-requisite: Senior Standing

Students who encounter obstacles to be placed in a workplace are directed to do a senior project instead. Each student develops and carries out a project relevant to professional goals. The project generally involves background study or research, planning, implementation, evaluation, and preparation of a written report. A departmental Senior Project Committee must approve all project proposals and this same committee will receive regular oral and written progress reports. Final results are presented as a paper in a style suitable for publication in a professional journal as well as an oral report in a public symposium. To foster the principle of teamwork, students may be allowed to form small groups to execute the projects jointly. Students meet weekly to discuss their projects and the research experience. The project should be viewed as the culmination of the student's degree program

GS 031 Physical Education I (0-2-1) Prerequisite: None

This practical course aims at maintaining students' fitness through developing practical skills in a number of sports including physical fitness, football, and tennis.

GS 132 Physical Education II (0-2-1) Prerequisite: GS 031

This practical course aims at maintaining students' fitness through developing practical skills in a number of sports including volleyball, swimming, and table tennis.

GS 233 Physical Education III (0-2-1) Prerequisite: GS 132

This practical course aims at maintaining students' fitness through developing practical skills in a number of sports including basketball, badminton, and handball.

GS 021College Study Skills (0-2-1) Prerequisite: None

This is a preparatory year course aimed at addressing issues facing new students on transferring from the secondary to further college education. Skills gained during this course include motivation, time management, effective participation and note writing in lectures and preparing for exams.

CS 001Introduction to Information Technology (1-3-2) Prerequisite: None

The students will be introduced to the main areas of Information Technology and the impact of Information Technology on society. Students will also be introduced to the main concepts and operations of a PC as well as key skills in working in a Windows ­based environment and word processing. The Students will also be introduced to the general concepts of networks, Internet and intranet.

CS 002Introduction to Computer Applications (1-3-2) Prerequisite: CS 001

This course will provide the students with the necessary IT key skills that will help in the course of their study. They will have hands-on experience in using a productivity tool and acquire some skills in Spreadsheets, Databases and Presentation.

GS 161Arabic Practical Grammar(2-0-2)Prerequisite: None

Studying chosen parts of Arabic grammar, verbs, the five verbs, nouns that are subject to desinential infliction with letters, derivatives, abrogatives, indeclinable, numbers, hamzah, in a practical way with numerous applications.

GS 262Arabic Professional Writing (2-0-2) Prerequisite: GS 161

Sources and forms of objective writing. Objective essay, reporting, evaluation, administrative messages, summary and scientific research.

GS 363Arabic Communication Skills (2-0-2) Prerequisite: GS 262

Aims to develop the student's skills of effective language oral communication through conversational techniques, persuasion, influence, debating, interviews.

GS 171Belief and its Consequences (2-0-2) Prerequisite: None

The roots of the right faith, special characteristics of the Islamic faith, Islamic description of the universe, human beings and life, reasons for increasing the faith.

GS 272Professional Ethics (2-0-2) Prerequisite: GS 171

Good behavior for the integrated Islamic personality, principles of social dealings, professional ethics.

GS 373Human Rights in Islam(2-0-2) Prerequisite: GS 272

The dignity of mankind and basic human rights. The Islamic viewpoint of human rights, its distinguishing characteristics, and debates related to this issue.

BUS 261Business Communication (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 118

Principles, techniques, and skills needed to conduct scientific, technical, or business writing. Forms and styles of communication in and among business organizations, business letters, and library research projects and use of business periodicals. Preparation and presentation of oral reports will be covered. Instruction in the writing of reports, letters, and other exercises applicable to a wide range of disciplines and careers. Emphasis on clarity, conciseness, and accuracy of expression. Research techniques, information design, effective use of graphics. Eventually students will produce a properly formatted report, complete with outline and supporting graphic aids.

BUS 283Industrial Psychology (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to enable the student to understand the fundamentals of human relations, workplace interactions, the forces involved in group dynamics, the importance of psychological testing, counseling and guidance, and interviewing techniques.

Mathematics and Sciences

MATH 111Calculus I (4-0-4) Prerequisite: MATH 012

Limits and continuity of functions of a single variable. Differentiability. Techniques of differentiation. Implicit differentiation. Local extrema, first and second derivative tests for local extrema. Concavity and inflection points. Curve sketching. Applied extrema problems. The Mean Value Theorem and applications.

MATH 112Calculus II (4-0-4) Prerequisite: MATH 111

Definite and indefinite integrals of functions of a single variable. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Techniques of integration. Hyperbolic functions. Applications of the definite integral to area, volume, arc length and surface of revolution. Improper integrals. Sequences and series: convergence tests, integral, comparison, ratio and root tests. Alternating series. Absolute and conditional convergence. Power series. Taylor and Maclaurin series.

MATH 211Calculus III (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MATH 112

Polar coordinates, polar curves, area in polar coordinates. Vectors, lines, planes and surfaces. Cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Functions of two and three variables, limits and continuity. Partial derivatives, directional derivatives. Extrema of functions of two variables. Double integrals, double integrals in polar coordinates. Triple integrals, triple integrals in cylindrical and spherical coordinates.

MATH 212Elements of Differential Equations (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MATH 112

First order and first degree equations. The homogeneous differential equations with constant coefficients. The methods of undetermined coefficients, reduction of order, and variation of parameters. The Cauchy-Euler equation. Series solutions. Systems of linear differential equations. Applications.

MATH 311Applied Mathematics I (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MATH 212

Special functions. Bessel's functions and Legendre polynomials. Vector analysis including vector fields, divergence, curl, line and surface integrals, Green's, Gauss' and Stokes' theorems. Systems of differential equations. Sturm-Liouville theory. Fourier series and transforms. Introduction to partial differential equations and boundary value problems. Computational methods for conduction heat analysis.

MATH 312Probability & Statistics (2-3-3) Prerequisite: MATH 112

Presentation and interpretation of data, elementary probability concepts, random variables and probability distributions, binomial, Poisson, exponential, Weibull, normal and log normal random variables. Estimation, tests of hypotheses for the one sample problem. Simple and multiple linear regression, application to engineering problems. The lab session will be devoted to problem solving using statistics software.

MATH 313 Applied Mathematics II (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MATH 311

The course is a continuation of Applied Math I. It includes Laplace transform and their properties, its use in solving systems of ODE. Methods of solving partial differential equations (PDE) including using Laplace and Fourier transforms, applications to wave and heat equations, linear algebra including solving Eigen value problems, complex analysis including differentiation and integration of analytic functions and others in complex fields.

MATH 314 Numerical Methods (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CS 125, MATH 211

Roots of nonlinear equations. Solution of systems of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations. Numerical differentiation and integration. Interpolation, extrapolation, and approximation. Least-squares approximation and regression analysis. Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. Introduction to error analysis. Engineering case studies

SCI 152General Physics I (3-3-4) Prerequisite: SCI 051

First course of calculus-based, general physics sequence. Topics covered include particle kinematics and dynamics; conservation of energy and linear momentum rotational kinematics; rigid body dynamics; conservation of angular momentum simple harmonic motion; gravitation; the static and dynamics of fluids.

SCI 153General Physics II (3-3-4) Prerequisite: SCI 152

A continuation of General Physics I. Topics covered include: wave motion and sound, temperature,

first and second law of thermodynamics; kinetic theory of gases coulomb's law; the electric field;

Gauss' law; electric potential; capacitors an dielectrics; D.C. circuits; the magnetic field; ampere's and Faraday's laws.

SCI 154General Chemistry (3-3-4) Prerequisite: SCI 051

Chemical bonding, stoichiometry of pure substances, reactions, state of matter (gases, liquids, and solids), mixtures (with emphasis on some physical aspects of solutions), thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, acids, bases and electrochemistry

Computer Science

CS 125Computer Programming (2-3-3) Prerequisite: MATH 111

Introduction to engineering problem solving techniques using C++ programming language; employs a problem solving methodology to consider a diverse range of an engineering challenging issues. The emphasis on engineering and scientific problem solving remains as an essential constituent of the course. It covers software engineering models, focusing on the design and implementation of user-friendly and reusable computer solutions and structured programming.

Business

BUS 481Engineering Economics (3-0-3) Prerequisite: None

Application of fundamental concepts and techniques of economic analysis to project evaluation in engineering practice. Emphasis on interest and money relationships methods for decision-making among alternatives, depreciation, break-even analysis minimum cost formula, and capital budgeting.

Civil Engineering

CE 201Statics (3-0-3) Prerequisite: SCI 152

Basic concepts and principles of mechanics; vector algebra; equilibrium of particles in two and three dimensions; definition of moment and couple; reduction of systems forces; equilibrium of rigid bodies; statically determinate structures including beams, trusses, frames, and machines; internal forces, shear force and bending moment diagrams in beams; friction and its applications, centroid and center of gravity of lines, areas, and volumes; moment of inertia and radius of gyration.

CE 204Structural Mechanics I (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CE 201

Concepts of stress, strain, and constitutive relations; stress and deformation of axially loaded members; thermal stresses; pressure vessels; energy concepts; torsion of circular and thin-walled sections; shear and bending moment diagrams in beams; elastic bending; shear stress in beams; compound stresses; stress transformation; deflection of beams and introduction to the concept of singularity functions.

Mechanical Engineering

ME 201 MEDrawing & Graphics (2-3-3) Prerequisite: None

Introduction to mechanical engineering with examples of industrial applications; graphical Interpretation of machine components and assemblies through the study of orthographic projection to include auxiliary views; section drawings and full dimensioning; translation of design instruction into detailed and assembly drawings; drawing conventions including weldments, piping, referencing and surface finish notation; selection of tolerances based on design requirements.

ME 202 Materials Science (3-3-4) Prerequisites: SCI 153, SCI 154, MATH 112

Atomic bonding in solids, bonding forces and energies, primary and secondary bonds. The structure of crystalline solids, lattice, unit cell, and crystal systems, density computation, crystal directions and planes, linear and planar atomic densities. Impurities and imperfections in solids: point, line and interfacial defects. Atomic vibration and diffusion. Mechanical properties of materials. Elastic and plastic deformation, and recrystallization. Phase diagrams of single phase & multiphase materials with emphasis on iron-iron carbide system (steel & cast iron). Thermal processing of metals & alloys: annealing, normalizing, quenching and tempering, composite materials, polymers. Impact, fracture, fatigue and creep properties and introduction to fracture mechanics.

ME 203 Thermodynamics I (3-0-3) Prerequisites: MATH 112, SCI 153

System and control volume concepts. Properties of a pure substance. Work and heat. The first law of thermodynamics as applied to a system and a control volume, internal energy, enthalpy. The second law of thermodynamics. Carnot cycle, entropy, reversible and irreversible processes. Applications of steady-state, steady-flow, uniform-state, uniform-flow, and other processes.

ME 204 Thermodynamics II (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ME 203

Vapor power cycles, Rankine, reheat, and regenerative cycles. Maxwell relations, ideal and real gases, equations of state, generalized charts. Gas-vapor mixtures, psychrometric charts, ideal solutions. Chemical reactions. Fuels and combustion processes.

ME 205 Manufacturing Processes I (3-3-4) Prerequisites: ME 201, ME 202

Manufacturing methods of metals and plastics including: metal casting, forming, machining, welding, and plastic processing. Laboratory experiments and demonstrations in material behavior, forming, casting, welding and machining operations, metrology and dimensional control.

ME 301Dynamics (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CE 201

Kinematics of rectilinear and curvilinear motion of particles. Dynamics of particles and systems of particles. Kinematics of rotation and plane motion of rigid bodies. Work and energy relations. Impulse and momentum principles. Dynamics of rigid bodies in plane motion.

ME 306 Fundamentals of Electric Circuits (2-3-3) Prerequisites: MATH 112, SCI 153

Basic laws: Ohm's law, KVL, KCL. Resistive networks. Circuit analysis techniques: node-voltage and mesh-current. Network theorems. Inductance and capacitance. Sinusoidal analysis and phase or methods. Power concepts of AC circuits. Polyphase circuits.

ME 307 Machine Design I (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ME 201, 205, CE 204

Design process, review of stress, strain and deformation analysis as applied to mechanical design; properties of materials; review of static failure theories; designing against fatigue failures; element design; shafts, keys, couplings, power screws; bolted, riveted and welded joints.

ME 310 Mechanics of Machines (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ME 301

Kinematics of mechanisms, vector method of analysis of plane mechanisms. Static and dynamic analysis of machines, inertia forces, gyroscopic forces. Static and dynamic balancing, balancing machines. Dynamics and balancing of reciprocating engines. Flywheels, kinematic and dynamic analysis of cam mechanisms. Elements of mechanical vibrations, critical speeds and torsional vibrations.

ME 311 Heat Transfer (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ME 313, ME 204

An introduction to heat transfer by conduction, radiation, and convection. Steady-state solution for heat conduction applied to wall and pipe insulation, heat sources, and extended surfaces (fins).Unsteady heat transfer to plates, cylinders and spheres( Heisler charts).Black and gray body radiation systems and electric network analogy. Practical hydraulic and thermal analysis of forced and natural convection system with application to heat exchangers.

ME 312 Thermo-fluid Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisites: ME 313, Corequisite: ME 311

This lab course will deal with equal emphasis on fluid mechanics and heat transfer. All experiments conducted in this lab combine elements of theory and practice. Many of the concepts and basic theories which the student learns in the lectures of ME 311 and ME 313 are demonstrated and confirmed in the lab through different experiments.

ME 313Engineering Fluid Mechanics (3-0-3) Prerequisites: MATH 211, ME 203, ME 301

Properties of fluids, hydrostatics with applications to manometers, forces on plane and curved surfaces, buoyancy, equations of continuity, energy and linear momentum with applications, dimensional analysis, dynamic similarity, open channel flow, conduit flow, viscous effects and boundary-layer concepts.

ME 314 Systems Dynamics and Control (2-3-3) Prerequisite: MATH 311, CE 201

Dynamics of mechanical, fluid, electrical and thermal systems. Equations of motion. Dynamic response to elementary systems. Transfer functions and pole-zero diagrams. Simulation of dynamics of complex systems. Dynamic stability of systems. Open and closed-loop systems. Basic control actions. Laboratory sessions involve use of computers for simulation of dynamic systems and analysis of control systems.

ME 413 Electromechanical Devices (2-3-3) Prerequisites: ME 306

Magnetic circuits. Transformers. Concepts of electric machines. DC generators and motors operation. Three-phase Induction motors. Motor starting. Synchronous machines. Parallel operation. Fractional Horsepower Motors.

ME 414 Machine Design II (3-3-4) Prerequisite: ME 307

Design of elements: bearings (journal and anti-friction), springs, spur, helical, bevel and worm gears; flexible drives (belts and chains); clutches and brakes; design optimization. Laboratory sessions to supplement and to apply the material covered in the lectures. Consideration of manufacturing aspects of the design (limits and fits).Study of projects considering the different stages of their design, manufacturing and assembly.

ME 415 Senior Design Project (1-3-2) Prerequisite: ME 307, ME 311, ME 413  

A course that integrates various components of the curriculum in comprehensive engineering experience so that the basic sciences, mathematics, and engineering sciences which the student has learned in his freshman-to-senior years of study can be applied. It considers design of a complete project or system including establishment of objectives and criteria, formulation of the problem statements, preparation of specifications, consideration of alternative solutions, feasibility considerations, and detailed engineering designs. The design should take into consideration appropriate constraints such as economic factors, safety, reliability, ethics and environmental and social impact. Oral presentation and submission of a written report is an essential requirement for completion of the course. Team design projects, where appropriate, are highly encouraged.

Mechanical Engineering Electives

ME 416 Manufacturing Processes II (2-3-3) Prerequisite: CS 125, ME 205

Principles applied to metal working, casting, welding, and machine processes. Design and process considerations. Non-traditional metal removal and welding processes. Powder metal processing. Automation. Numerical Control machining. Introduction to statistical manufacturing process control. Laboratory demonstrations and experiments on these principles and processes.

ME 417 Maintenance Engineering (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MATH 312

Introduction to maintenance engineering; Condition monitoring of machines, plants & structures, various methods of condition monitoring: vibration acoustic emission, temperature, etc. and their practical applications. Interpreting the results of condition monitoring. Economics of Maintenance, Optimal maintenance strategies: Inspection intervals planning for maintenance crew, forecasting the spare parts and determining optimal stocking policy.

ME 418 Compressible Fluid Flow (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ME 313

Fundamentals of compressible fluid flow (gas dynamics) in relation to effects of area change (nozzles and diffusers), friction and heat interaction (Fanno and Rayleigh lines and isothermal flow), combustion waves (deflagration, explosion and detonation waves),normal and oblique shock waves and their effects on flow properties( extended diffusers and supersonic airfoils). Applications to flow through pipelines, subsonic, sonic and supersonic flights, turbomachinery and combustion.

ME 419 Turbomachinery (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ME 213

Thermo-fluid dynamics aspects of fluid flow, kinematic relations and efficiencies of turbomachines. Two dimensional cascades; Turbine and Compressor cascade correlations and performance. Axial Turbines (two dimensional analysis), Axial Flow Compressors and Fans (two dimensional analysis), Centrifugal Compressors and Fans, Radial Flow Turbines, and preliminary design fundamentals of turbomachines and three dimensional considerations.

ME 420 Airconditioning (2-3-3) Prerequisites: ME 204, ME 311

Thermodynamics of moist air; construction of the psychrometric chart; psychrometric processes; psychrometric systems; Industrial processes; air conditioning systems; duct design and air distribution methods; cooling towers. Experiments utilizing air conditioning equipment will be conducted in the laboratory and design calculations for air-conditioning systems will be practiced through a practical project in tutorial sessions.

ME 421 Refrigeration (2-3-3) Prerequisites: ME 204, ME 311

Mechanical vapor compression refrigeration cycles (single-stage and multi-stage); refrigerant compressors; refrigerants; absorption refrigeration systems; thermoelectric cooling; flash cooling; gas cycle refrigeration; ultra-low-temperature refrigeration(cryogenics);food refrigeration; transport refrigeration. Laboratory hours will be utilized to carry out experiments on refrigeration equipment and in problem solving sessions.

ME 422 Internal Combustion Engines (2-3-3) Prerequisite: ME 204

Analysis of spark ignition, compression ignition, and gas turbine engines. Combustion processes in an actual system. Performance characteristics. Combustion abnormalities. Analysis of intake, fuel, and exhaust systems. Laboratory experiments will illustrate the topics discussed.

ME 423 Fluid Power Systems (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ME 313

Study of fluid power systems as used in industrial applications to transmit power by the flow of hydraulic fluids. Fluid power circuit diagrams including components such as valves, pumps, motors, filters, reservoirs and accumulators. Analysis of fluid leakage, hydrostatic transmissions, hydraulic stiffness, and performance of positive displacement pumps and motors.

ME 424 Heat Exchangers (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ME 311

Heat transfer mechanism leading to basic heat exchanger equations; classification and analyses of heat exchangers including geometry; heat transfer and flow friction characteristics; compact and shell and tube heat exchanger application and design procedures; fouling and its effect on life cycle analysis; maintenance methodology; flow induced vibration and noise in heat exchangers.

ME 425 Pumping Machinery (2-3-3) Prerequisite: ME 313

Terminology and description of typical pump machinery. Momentum and energy transfer between fluid and rotor. Performance characteristics of centrifugal and axial flow fans, compressors and pumps. Various types of losses. Positive displacement pumps. Cavitation and water-hammer problems in pump systems. Special problems in pump design and applications. Laboratory experiments will include performance evaluation of various types of pumps and problem-solving sessions.

ME 426 Energy Conversion (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ME 204, ME 311

Energy sources and their classification. Conventional energy conversion; power plant and vapor cycles. Renewable energy; solar energy with emphasis on solar cells, wind energy, OTEC systems, geothermal energy. Nuclear fission and types of fission reactors.

ME 427 Production Engineering (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ME 307

Limits, fits, tolerance charts. Part analysis, process selection and operations sequence planning. Integrating and combining operations. Workpiece control, cutting tools, dies, and work holding devices. Mechanized assembly and functional gaging. Metal cutting economics and process selection.

ME 428 Metallurgy (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ME 205

Review of crystal structures, dislocation and slip phenomena, plastic deformation. Metals and alloy systems. Diffusion in solids, strengthening mechanisms. Heat treatment of metals, phase transformations. Metallurgical aspects of failure.

ME 429 Mechanical Vibration (2-3-3) Prerequisite: ME 310

Free and forced vibrations. Applications to systems with one, two and multi-degree of freedom. Viscous, hysteretic and Coulomb damping. Response to general periodic excitation. Transient vibration and the phase plane method. Principal and coupled coordinates. Dynamic vibration absorbers. Energy methods and Rayleigh's principle. Laboratory sessions are devoted to applications and experiments to illustrate various phenomena studied. Vibration measuring instruments and measuring techniques are emphasized.

ME 430 Petroleum Production Engineering (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ME 307, ME 313

Design and operation of surface and subsurface equipment required in oil production. Processes and systems involved are rod pumping, gas lifting, acidizing, hydraulic fracturing, fluid gathering and storage, separation of oil, gas, water and sediment from produced fluid. Includes equipment used in enhanced oil recovery processes.​