BS Mechanical Engineering

Details regarding the Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Program

Career Focus The Department of Mechanical Engineering provides well-rounded and globally competitive basic and advanced education, research and innovation in the fields of thermal engineering, conventional and renewable energy, power generation, refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, machine design, control systems and automation, manufacturing, vehicle engineering and related multidisciplinary fields.
Foundation Courses > Thermal Sciences
> Metrology
> Kinematics and Mechanisms
> Machine Design
> Manufacturing
> Control Systems
> Internal Combustion Engines
> Turbomachinery
> Power and Energy
> HVAC-R
Elective Courses > Vehicle Engineering
> Naval Architecture
> Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing
> Biomechanics
Final Requirements > 1 Power Plant Project
> 1 Machine Design Project
Total Number of Units 179

Undergraduate Core Courses

Major subjects taken by undergraduate students

ME 41 Mechanisms Introduction to types of mechanisms and mobility. Linkages. Cams. Spur, bevel, helical and
worm gearing. Gear train analysis and assembly. Synthesis of planar mechanisms
3 units
ME 63 Thermodynamics First and second laws of thermodynamics. Properties of thermodynamic media. Ideal
gases. Thermodynamic cycles.
3 units
ME 73 Mechanical Measurement and Instrumentation Fundamentals of mechanical measurements. Design and
execution of experiments; statistical analysis and analysis of experimental data. Calibration of measuring
instruments
3 units
ME 91 Numerical Methods for Mechanical Engineers Numerical computation for linear and non-linear equations.
Eigenvalue, initial-value and boundary value problems. Numerical solutions to ordinary and partial differential
equations. Introduction to the Finite Element Method.
3 units
ME 122 Fluid Machinery Principles and operation of rotodynamic fluid machines such as turbines, fans, blowers,
pumps, and compressors. System design and equipment selection.
3 units
ME 131 Manufacturing Processes Principles in metal production. Pattern making and foundry processes. Cold
and hot working, welding, brazing, soldering, and riveting. Materials production. Projects. Plant visits.
4 units
ME 136 Machine Tool Operations Principles and processes in metal cutting, forming and fabrication. Safety in
shop operations.
3 units
ME 142 Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery Position, velocity and acceleration analysis of mechanisms.
Force analysis of mechanisms. Engine dynamics. Balance of machinery.
3 units
ME 143 Mechanical Vibrations . Introduction to mechanical vibrations. Types of vibrations. Multi-degree of freedom
systems. Vibrations in Continuous Systems. Vibration Control. Instrumentation for vibration measurement.
3 units
ME 153 Machine Design I Topics in mechanics of materials such as two-dimensional and three-dimensional state
of stress, multi-plane bending and combined loading, built-up and composite sections, curved beams, compression
members, thick and thin walled pressure vessels, deflection analysis, theories of failure for static and fatigue loading.
3 units
ME 154 Machine Design II Design and analysis of machine elements such as fasteners, welds, springs, bearings,
gears, shafts, brakes, clutches and flexible mechanical elements.
3 units
ME 155 Machine Design III Projects in analysis and design of machine elements and mechanical equipment. 2 units
ME 164 Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer Principles of heat and mass transfer. Conduction, convection,
radiation and phase-change heat transfer. Mass transfer in gases, liquids and solids. Heat exchangers and their
applications.
3 units
ME 165 Internal Combustion Engine Principles of internal combustion engine operation. Cycle analysis. Fuels
and fuel metering. Combustion in spark-ignition and compression-ignition engines. Engine friction, lubrication, and
cooling. Engine design, performance, and emissions characteristics.
3 units
ME 176 Control Systems I Mathematical modelling of physical systems, system response characteristics. Analysis
and design of continuous control systems
3 units
ME 177 Control Systems II Alternative methods of mathematical modelling of physical systems. Analysis and
design using advanced methods. Frequency response techniques and design. Discrete control systems.
2 units
ME 180 Inspection Trips and Seminars Visits to factories, power plants, utility companies, shops and related
installations. Technical reports and projects in line with the above.
2 units
ME 188 Power Plant Engineering Fundamentals in power generation and power plant technology. Power plant
cycles and methods employed to improve cycle efficiency. Plant components and subsystems. Equipment reliability.
Load curves, utilization factors and determination of plant capacity. Variable load operation. Non-fossil fuel power
plants. Renewable sources of energy. Considerations in plant design and equipment selection. Environmental
effects of power stations.
4 units
ME 192 Industrial Electrical and Electronic Equipment Electromechanical energy conversion and associated
equipment. Actuators and transducers. Theory and characteristics of electrical equipment. Associated devices and
circuits for their protection and control. Applications in power and industrial systems. Modern control devices in
industry.
3 units

BS ME Curriculum

All details regarding curriculum are in the department catalog linked below.