ME 224 – Mechanics of Materials
The course provides students with the knowledge to determine the strength and stiffness of structures being used. The structures that will be studied in this course are bars, pins, bolts, shafts and beams and the types of applied loadings are axial forces, deformations due to the change in temperature, torsional loads, transverse loads and combination of these loads. At the end of the course, students should be able to determine the mechanical properties of the materials with respect to their strength and stiffness. Students should be able to calculate stresses, strains and deformations in structures due to various types of loading conditions. In addition, they should be able to solve problems related to statically determinate and indeterminate structures.
Prerequisites or co-requisites: CE 201, MATH 204
ME 323 – Theory of Machines
The course is designed to expose students to the application of concepts in mechanics (related to statics and dynamics) to solve real world mechanical engineering problems pertaining to velocity of various machines that include belt and pulley systems and gears. Students will also be exposed to methods of balancing rotating masses and parts of a combustion engine. The concept of CAMs, Fluctuation of Speed, Energy and gyroscopic couple is also studied. At the end of the course, the students should be able to solve problems related to various mechanical systems. In addition to that, they should be able to evaluate analytically the parameters of components of various machines under study.
Prerequisites or co-requisites: ME 222
ME_361 – Thermodynamics II
Thermodynamics II (ME361) is a continuation of the previous course, Thermodynamics I (ME262). It describes the science of the relationship between heat, work and the properties of thermodynamic systems. It is concerned with the means necessary to convert thermal energy from available sources such as fossil fuels, natural gases, coal, etc. into useful mechanical work. Otto and Diesel engines as well as gas turbine, jet engine, steam turbine as a thermodynamic system will be covered during this course. Students will learn how to apply thermodynamics laws (first and second law) as well as mass conservation principle to the main components in the thermodynamic cycles to calculate the heat addition, heat rejection, thrust produced, compressor, pump and turbine work. It’s important to learn students how they calculate the thermal efficiency of thermodynamics systems in order to analyze the performance of systems. A separate chapter related to the combustion of fossil fuel will be covered in order to determine the enthalpy (heat source) generated for the work and thrust transformation. The refrigeration system, heat pump and alternative energy application will also be taught during this course.
Pre-requisites, Co-requisites: ME 262
ME_375 - Fluid Mechanics
The principle aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the properties of fluids and to introduce fundamental laws and description of fluid behavior and flow. It will emphasize on the concept of pressure, hydrostatic pressure equation and its application in the measurement of pressure, static force due to immersed surfaces, floatation and buoyancy analysis. Dynamic flow analysis inclusive of technique in solving flow problems is introduce specially to solve flow measurement, mass or volumetric flow rate, momentum in flow and loss in pipe network. Lastly, some basic dimensional analysis and similarities will be introduced. At the end of the course, the student should be able to demonstrate an ability to analyze statically, dynamically or kinematically problems related directly to fluids.
Pre-requisites, Co-requisites: MATH 203, PHYS 202
ME_474 Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
Refrigeration and air condition are worldwide applied in various sectors; residential commercial, industrial, medicine, sport. During the last decade, due to the environmental and energetics context, the refrigeration industry has undergone several fast evolutions. The synthetic refrigerants (CFC, HCFC and HFC) are being replaced progressively by natural refrigerants more friendly for the environment. This course aims to provide the basis knowledge of the refrigeration and air conditioning engineering (theory and some practical aspects). Different refrigeration cycles, tools for calculation of energy contribution and system performance, as well as system analysis will be covered by this course. Students will learn how to calculate the global warming potential due to refrigerants. Different conditioning systems and their classification as well as methods for calculation of humid air processes will be covered. The use of the psychrometric chart to draw air conditioning processes and to extract the moist air properties will be taught. Laboratory works on mechanical compression of refrigeration system will be performed by students.
Pre-requisites, Co-requisites: ME 346, ME 361
ME 317 – MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS
The course introduces fundamental of vibration analysis of one, two and multi degree of freedom (DOF) mechanical systems including the effects of damping; free response; the significance of natural modes, resonance frequency, mode shape, and orthogonality. Further students are expected to find Eigenvalue and Eigenvector by numerical methods. Vibration absorbers and isolators; introduction to vibration measurement. The students are expected able to relate the theoretical aspects covered in the course with the real-world engineering applications. At last students able to write technical report and conduct oral presentations on models designed to minimize vibrations on mechanical component.
Pre-requisites, Co-requisites: ME 323
ME 413- MACHINE DESIGN II
This course is designed to expose students for designing and analyzing the couplings, keys and joints considering structural loading conditions. The content will encompass the design and selection of proper springs for and system which require the spring damping system, and torque transmission system like belt, rope and chain drive. Further, students are able to design the bearings by considering the proper lubrication system. At last students able to design the IC engine parts. At the end able to write the technical report for designed and developed machine components.
Pre-requisites, Co-requisites: ME 312
ENGR 103 – ENGINEERING GRAPHICS
This course introduces student to the basics of engineering drawing including skills of freehand sketching orthographic projection, third view prediction, sectional views, auxiliary views, and writing dimensions. In addition, the student will learn how to draw simple engineering drawings using recent computer aided design (CAD) software.
Pre-requisites, Co-requisites: None
ME 211 – MATERIALS SCIENCE
This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of curriculum of materials science, while preparing the students to apply modern day approaches to materials selection. The course details are devised in such a way to make students understand how and why many different kinds of engineering materials have their particular properties. This course explains basics of materials science and engineering with emphasis on atomic bonding, crystal structures and defects in metals. The course also gives students in-depth perception of requisite and criteria for appropriate material selection from application standpoint. It also covers developmental work in materials such as composites, Ceramics and Polymeric compounds parallel to studying specialized applications such as properties of materials. Failure mechanisms of materials are also elaborate in the course.
Pre-requisites, Co-requisites: CHEM 110
ME 312 – Machine Design-I
This course is designed to expose students to analysis in machine design element failure theories. This includes failures due to static and fatigue loads. It involves fatigue strength and endurance level, modified stress, Goodman diagram and fatigue design under tensile and combined stresses. The content will encompass the design and selection of bolts, welding. At the end of the course, a student should have the capabilities to identify, make analysis and design the machine elements in the perspective of static and fatigue failure aspect. At last students able to write technical report and conduct oral presentations on proposal to models designed.
Pre-requisites, Co-requisites: ME 224, ME 213
ME 334 – Manufacturing Technology
This course discusses the fundamental aspect of various traditional manufacturing processes for metals and polymers. It starts by casting and welding technology of metals, followed by the plastic deforming processes such as forging, rolling, extrusion, and wire drawing. Polymers fabrication processes are included. Traditional machining processes are also covered. At the end of this course, the students should be able to select suitable manufacturing/ machining processes and materials to produce a part/product. The knowledge gained from this course also allows students to make right decision in designing products based on process requirements.
Pre-requisites, Co-requisites: MATH 204, ME 211
ME 431–INDUSTRAIL MANAGEMENT
Industrial management brings together the knowledge of the interactions between business/management and technology/engineering. The goal is to give engineers the skills to understand the technical implications of management decisions, as well as the business implications of technical decisions. Industrial management is a branch of engineering that deals with the creation and management of systems that integrate people and materials and energy in productive ways We address this issue at three different levels: firstly, the industry level, where the focus of attention is the economic and technical transformation in national and global markets. Secondly, the firm level, which focuses on the management of value-creating functions and processes such as research and development, operations and sourcing, and marketing and distribution. Thirdly, the individual level, which focuses on leading people in change.
Pre-requisites, Co-requisites: None
ME_471 Renewable Energy
This course will provide an introduction to conventional energy systems and renewable energy resources, with a scientific examination of the energy field and an emphasis on alternate energy sources and their applications & advantages and disadvantages. The class will explore society’s present needs and future energy demands, examine conventional energy sources and systems, including fossil fuels and nuclear energy, and then focus on alternate or renewable energy sources such as solar, biomass (conversions), wind power, geothermal, and hydro energy. Energy conservation methods will be emphasized. This course is an engineering introduction to renewable energy technologies and potentials. The course aims to introduce a general engineering/science audience to the basic concepts of renewable Energy. Each lecture contains several examples from real world applications and in-progress industrial developments.
Pre-requisites: ME 262
ME_346 Heat Transfer
In this course, conduction, convection, and radiation that constitute the three basic modes of heat transfer will be covered. Emphasis will be on developing a physical and analytical understanding of the three modes of heat transfer, as well as its applications. Students will develop an ability to apply the governing principles and physical intuition to solve single and multi-mode heat transfer problems. This course also introduces methods for calculating the rates of heat transfer by these three modes. The calculations usually involve energy balances and may include the flow of material to and from the system.
Pre-requisites: ME 262, MATH204
ME_472 Power Plant & Desalination
The course provides a description of the design and performance of power plants for the generation of electric power; fossil and nuclear fuels, cycle analysis, component design and performance, plant operation, control, economics and environmental impact. The course covers the thermodynamic and power plant cycle analysis; power plant engineering economics; fuel combustion calculations; pump & fan application engineering calculations; emission control and water chemistry; electrical system and control system design; nuclear power technology and emerging energy source technologies. In addition to that, topics on water desalination are also included to show its process and related technologies.
Pre-requisites: ME346, ME361
ME 213- Mechanical Engineering Drawing
This course intends to provide knowledge and practice of key concepts in engineering drawing like projection concepts, pictorial representation, sectional representation, tolerance, standards, symbols etc through the use of Computer Drafting and 3D modelling packages for the students to be able to convert functional specifications of elements, parts and systems in Mechanical Engineering into detailed production and assembly drawings, consistent with ISO & BS standards. This course also aims to introduce arrangement/layout, piping and instrumentation drawings to the students of Mechanical Engineering.
Pre-requisites: ENGR 103
ME 497 SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT I
Senior design project I is a culminating learning experience, an initial part of two consecutive semester capstone design courses offered to undergraduate engineering students. The course introduces students to the meaning, purpose, goals and scope of the capstone design project. The students work in teams on a project assigned to them, selected based on feasibility from one of their three project choices. Projects typically originate from industry, non-profits, and private individuals, or from sources internal to the University (e.g. research or educational). Industry projects are highly desirable for their direct relevance to practice and the “real” world. Students conduct literature review on topics such as background of engineering problems, limitations/issues of contemporary solutions utilizing multiple sources to submit an elaborate senior design project proposal. They conceptualize design solutions and learn how to analyze and select appropriate models for project realization. Throughout the semester, students actively participate in lectures, group meetings and viva to comprehensively complete all aspects of the first part of sequence of capstone design activity. In the conclusion of this course, students prepare a written interim report following a required standard format.
Pre-requisites: Senior standing Co-requisites: None
ME 499 SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT II
Senior design project II is a final part of a sequence of two capstone design courses offered in consecutive semesters to undergraduate engineering students. In this course, students work in teams, continuing on their approved Capstone design proposals to develop the mathematical and simulation models. Their project design specifications incorporate customer requirements while implementing engineering standards and fulfilling realistic constraints. Students provide details on manufacturability of their project design. Prototyping is followed up with detailed analysis of their design which involves verifying the fulfilment of health and safety, economic, environmental, societal and sustainability constraints. Appropriate validation or testing of the prototype is followed by corrective measures in case of identified deficiencies. Students submit elaborate technical reports and defend their design projects with presentations and advertise them in poster display events.
Pre-requisites: Senior standing Co-requisites: None