Course Contents


Course Code Course Name Credit
ME 120 Engineering Graphics (1+0+4) 3
Principles of Engineering drawing, lettering, dimensioning and tolerancing, orthographic drawing, pictorial and sectional views. Introduction to computer aided drafting.

MCE 241 Engineering Mechanics I (3+0+0) 3
Dynamics of particles: Rectilinear and curvilinear motion, Newton's laws, momentum and angular momentum methods. Work and energy. Dynamics of rigid bodies; kinematics, Euler's Laws, angular momentum. Work and energy methods for rigid bodies. Vibration. Prerequisites: PHYS 101
ME 265 Fundamentals of Thermal Sciences (3+0+0) 3
Basic concepts and definitions in thermodynamics. Application of the first and second law to closed and open systems. Property tables. Thermodynamics of mixtures. Power Cycles. Basic principles of heat transfer. Conduction, convection, radiation. Application examples of thermodynamic and heat transfer for the design and analysis of automative and mechatronic systems
ME 301 Measurement and Instrumentation (1+0+4) 3
Principles and methods of measurement, instrumentation and experimentation. Basic sensing devices, and fundamental engineering measurements, experiment planning, data analysis, report writing. Performing and reporting on experiments chosen to illustrate a variety of important experimental methods while familiarizing with basic instrumentation. Prerequisites: PHYS 102, Corequisite: EE 225.
MCE 302 Experimental Engineering (1+0+2) 2
Performing and reporting on a series of experiments chosen to illustrate a variety of important experimental methods covering mechanics, materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and dynamical systems. Prerequisites: ME 301
MCE 353 Fluid Mechanics (3+0+0) 3
Fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and their application to engineering problems. Fluid statics. Fluid flow concepts. Control-volume analysis. Conservation equations and applications. Dimensional analysis and similitude. Flow of viscous fluids, simple laminar flow systems, turbulence, internal and external flow applications.
MCE 401 Mechatronics System Design (3+0+0) 3
This course is designed to provide mechanical engineering students with the opportunity to integrate mechanical and electronic components with microcontroller control to realize smart devices with emphasis on hands-on, project-based learning
MCE 452 Digital Control (3+0+0) 3
Basic concepts in numerical control and CNC machine tools; CNC machine programming and software design; Principles for computer control and digital sensor technology; Electrical motor drives for CNC machine tools. Prerequisites: EE 352 or ME 336
MCE 453 Fuzzy Logic (3+0+0) 3
Fundamentals of fuzzy logic; Process control using fuzzy logic ; Decision-making fuzzy systems; Fuzzy pattern recognition systems; Neuro-fuzzy systems and evolutionary learning in fuzzy systems
MCE 454 Industrial Automation (3+0+0) 3
BThis course introduces the student to practical methods of automatic control of machines, processes and systems. All major parts of a modern industrial control system will be described and their principle explained. These include the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), as the system 'brain', various field devices, which allow the system to 'sense' and 'affect' the controlled environment, and communication between the system components. The principles of developing PLC programs and practical examples of control systems will be also presented. The course provides individual hands-on experience in PLC programming Prerequisites: EE 352 or ME 336
MCE 490 Project (0+0+8) 4
Design and development of a project for a mechatronics engineering problem under the supervision of an academic advisor; submission of the results in the form of a project report and oral presentation.
Departmental Elective Courses
ME 423 Machine Design II (3+0+0) 3
Continuation of Machine Design I. Analysis and design of machine elements such as spur, helical, bevel and worm gears; shafts and associated parts such as keys, pins, splines, couplings; clutches, brakes and flywheels; belts; chains; torque converters. Design project involving a mechanical component or device including all detail drawings, assembly drawings and cost analysis. Prerequisites:ME 324
ME 425 Mechanical Vibrations (3+0+0) 3
Free and forced vibrations of linear one degree of freedom systems. Vibration measurement. Systems with two or more degrees of freedom. Critical speeds. Modal analysis. Design for vibration suppression and control. Vibration measurement. Prerequisites: MATH 220, ME 242.
ME 429 Manufacturing Engineering (3+0+0) 3
Mechanics of Manufacturing Processes: Stress strain, Rolling, Forging, extrusion, bar drawing, sheet forming, Machining. Non-traditional Manufacturing Processes: Composites Manufacturing, Powder Metallurgy, Cleaning, /Surface Treatments, Coating, Non Traditional Machining, Rapid Prototyping, Micro/Nano Fabrication. Manufacturing Systems: Manufacturing Engineering, Group Tech. Flexible Manufacturing systems, Production Lines, Production Planning Control, Quality. Prerequisite: ME224 Design and Manufacturing
ME 435 Mechatronics (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to mechatronics. Microcomputer based control systems. Interfaces, sensors and actuators. Basic control electronics. Discrete time systems. Design of discrete controllers. Real time programming for control. Design case studies. Prerequisite: ME 336.
ME 436 Modern Control Theory (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to MIMO systems. State-space representation methods. State-space analysis of continuous time systems. Modal analysis, eigenvalues, eigenvectors. Free and forced solution methods of state-space models. State-space analysis of discrete time systems. Controllability and observability concepts. Pole placement methods by state variable feedback. Design of observers. Introduction to optimal control. Prerequisite: ME 336.
ME 455 Applied Fluid Mechanics (3+1+0) 3
Basic theory of turbomachinery; dimensionless parameters and similarity laws; performance characteristics of turbomachines. Fundamentals of aerodynamics; airfoil geometry; lift and drag characteristics of airfoils. Fundamentals of compressible flow; normal shock relations; oblique shock and expansion waves; numerical techniques for supersonic flow. Prerequisites: ME 353
ME 460 Energy Systems (3+0+0) 3
Energy awareness. Engineering economics and thermodynamics for use in analysis and understanding of energy consumption and production technologies which include: power plants, engines, renewables, residential heating, commercial energy usage, radioactivity, air/water/land pollution, environmental impacts and regulations in society. Prerequisites: ME 264
ME 464 Applied Thermal Systems (2+0+2) 3
Applications of principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer to design, analysis, optimization and selection of components and thermal systems. Systems analysis applied to heat exchanger, power conversion, air conditioning, refrigeration, and heat recovery systems. Study of component characteristics and their effect on overall system performance. Prerequisites: ME 264, ME 353