Course Descriptions

MCE 100 Mechanical Engineering Orientation (Non-credit)
Introduction to mechanical engineering. Demonstrations of Mechanical Engineering Department Laboratories. Technical trips to various industrial sites.

CHE 105 General Chemistry (4 credits) 
A basic course with emphasizing the metric system. Introduction to atomic theory, stoichiometry. The structural and physical properties of matter. Periodic relationship among elements and periodic table. Gaseous state. Thermochemistry. Energy and enthalpy. Electronic structure of atoms. Electrochemistry. Chemical bonding.
Prerequisite: –

ENG 101 English I (3 credits) 
Develops reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills by encouraging students to use language forms that they learn through reading and listening. The students are exposed to extensive reading both in and outside the classroom. They are encouraged to read a variety of texts such as short stories, academic articles, research reports, reviews and journalistic texts as well as chapters from textbooks.
Prerequisite: –

MTH 101 Calculus I (4 credits) 
Functions, limits and continuity. Derivatives. Mean value theorem. Sketching graphs. Definite integrals, infinite integrals (antiderivatives). Logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions and their derivatives. L’Hospital’s rule. Techniques of integration. Applications of the definite integral, improper integrals.
Prerequisite: –

MEC 101 Technical Drawing I (3 credits) 
Introduction to CAD. Principles of engineering drawing (1st and 3rd angle orthotropic projections), drawing methodology stages, linework and lettering, isometric and oblique projections, drawing layouts (working drawings and assembly drawings), machine drawing features, sections and sectional views, geometrical constructions and dimensioning principles.
Prerequisite: –

PHY 101 Physics I (4 credits) 
Measurement, vectors, kinematics, force, mass. Newton’s laws, applications of Newton’s laws. Work and kinetic energy. Conservation of linear momentum. Impulse, collisions, rotation, moments of inertia. Torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum, static equilibrium.
Prerequisite: –

ENG 102 English II (3 credits) 
Develops students autonomy, evaluation, analysis and research skills and synthesizing ability. Students will learn the discourse patterns and structures to be used in different essay types. An academic essay and a project report are assigned.
Prerequisite: ENG 101

MTH 102 Calculus II (4 credits) 
Plane and polar co-ordinates, area in polar co-ordinates, arc length of curves. Limit, continuity and differentiability of function of several variables, extreme values, method of Lagrange multipliers. Double integral, triple integral with applications. Line integrals, Green’s theorem. Sequences, infinite series, power series, Taylor’s series. Complex numbers.
Prerequisite: MTH 101

MEC 102 Technical Drawing II (3 credits) 
Working with CAD, screw threads and threaded fasteners, locking and retaining devices, keys and keyways, limits and fits, unilateral and bilateral limits, geometrical tolerancing and applications, gears, springs and spring calculations, weld types and symbols, dimensioning, bearings.
Prerequisite: MEC 101

PHY 102 Physics II (4 credits)
Electrical charges. Coulomb’s law. Electrical fields. Gauss’s law. Electrical potential. Capacitance and dielectrics. Current and resistance. Direct current circuits. Magnetic fields. Sources of the magnetic field. Faraday’s law of induction. Inductance and inductors.
Prerequisite: PHY 101

CMP 101 Introduction to Programming (3 credits) 
An introduction to fundamental concepts. Algorithms and flowcharts as tools of program design process. Basic program structure. Input/output statetments. Control structures: Selection and repetition statements and arrays. Concept of modular programming: Procedures and Functions.
Prerequisite: –

ME 200 Workshop Training (Non-credit)
This is to be completed in the Department’s workshops by all ME students. Students will spend at least 80 hours in the workshops, and perform various hand and machine tool operations under staff supervision. At the end of the training students will be required to complete a report regarding their training.
Prerequisite: ME210

MTH 201 Differential Equations (4 credits) 
Ordinary and partial differential equations. Explicit solutions. First-order differential equations, separable, homogenous differential equations. Ordinary linear differential equations. Bernoulli differential equations. Cauchy-differential equations. High-order ordinary differential equations. Introduction to Laplace transforms. Introduction to series method for solving differential equations. Linear systems of differential equations
Prerequisite: MTH 102

MEC 203 Statics (4 credits) 
Composition and resolution of forces, equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, centroids and center of gravity. Analysis of trusses, frames and machines. Moments and products of inertia, method of virtual work. Friction.
Prerequisite: PHY 101

MEC 204 Dynamics (3 credits)
A study of motion particles and rigid bodies. Application of Newton’s second law to planar motions of rigid bodies, energy and momentum principles. Free, forced and damped vibrations of particle. Central force motions. Inertia tensor. Euler’s equation of motion.
Prerequisite: MEC 203

MEC 207 Thermodynamics I (3 credits)
Basic concepts and definitions of classical thermodynamics. Thermodynamic processes, work and heat interactions. First law for systems and for flow processes. Second law and entropy, irreversibility and availability.
Prerequisite: PHY 101

EE 206 Electrical Machinery (3 credits) 
Basic Electrical Elements and Circuit Fundamentals. Magnetic circuits. Ideal transformers. Three phase transformers. Application areas of transformers. DC motors and generators, AC machines and generators. Application areas of electrical machines.
Prerequisite: PHY 102

MEC 208 Thermodynamics II (3 credits)
Thermodynamic cycles. Thermodynamics of mixtures and solutions, chemical reactions. Thermodynamic and mechanics of compressible fluid flow. Thermodynamic of energy conversion systems, refrigeration and air conditioning.
Prerequisite: MEC 207

MCE 210 Strength of Materials I (4 credits)
Introduction. Internal force diagrams. Analysis of stress and strain. Hooke’s law. Yield criteria and plasticity. Axial force. Pure shear. Torsion of circular bars and thin walled tubes. Moment of inertia of cross-sections. Simple bending.
Prerequisite: MEC 203

ENG 211 English Communication Skills (3 credits) 
Being an inter-active course, students will be encouraged to listen actively, respond to presentations, and participate in discussions. The main goal is to enhance the students’ competence and willingness to express themselves in an organized manner in academic and professional contexts, and to interact with others confidently. It is important that students learn to conduct independent research and think critically on issues raised in the course.
Prerequisite: ENG 102

MEC 202 Manufacturing Technology I (3 credits) 
Plastic forming of metals, hot and cold working, annealing and recrystallization. Technology of deformation processes. Forging and pressing, extrusion and rolling. Pipe manufacturing. Sheet working. Basic machine tool elements, metal cutting, turning, drilling and boring machines, milling machines, and cutters; sharpers and planars, grinding machines.
Prerequisite: MEC 205

ME 211 Engineeing Materials (4 credits) 
Materials and properties. Atomic structure and interatomic bonding, crystal structure, crystal imperfections, solid solutions. Mechanical properties of materials, elastic and plastic deformation. Behaviour of materials under tension, compression and shear. Hardness and hardness measurement. Dislocation and strengthening mechanism. Phase equilibria, phase diagrams, the iron –carbon system, solid reactions, microstructures. Structure and properties of ceramics. Polymer structure.
Prerequisite: CHEM 101

MAT 212 Mathematics For Mechanical Engineers (3 credits)
Complex numbers, Matrix algebra, Methods of solution of linear equation systems.Vectors in 2D-Space and 3D-Space, Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors, Diagonalizations, Fourier Series. Applied Probability and Statistics.
Prerequisite: MAT 201

MCE 300 Industrial Training 
This is a period comprising a minimum of 30 days training to be completed in an industrial organization by all students who are effectively in their junior or senior year. Students should obtain approval of the Department before commencing training. Following this training, students will be required to write a formal report and give a short presentation before a committee regarding their training.
Prerequisite: ME 200 / ME 311

MTH 301 Numerical Analysis for Engineers (3 credits)
Approximations and errors. Accuracy and precision. Finite divided difference and numerical differentiation. Roots of equations, bracketing methods and open methods, systems of nonlinear equations. Systems of linear algebraic equations. Curve fitting, interpolation. Numerical integration. Ordinary differential equations.
Prerequisite: MTH 201

MEC 355 Fluid Mechanics (4 credits) 
Introduction, Fundamental concepts, Fluid statics, Basic equations in integral Form for a control volume, Introduction to differential analysis of fluid motion, Incompressible inviscid flow, Dimensional analysis and similitude, Internal incompressible viscous flow.
Prerequisite: MTH 201

MCE 302 Theory of Machines I (4 credits)
Introduction to mechanisms: basic concepts, mobility, basic types of mechanisms. Position, velocity and acceleration analysis of linkages. Cam mechanisms. Gear trains. Static and dynamic force analysis of mechanisms.
Prerequisite: MEC 204

ME 303 Machine Component Design I (4 credits) 
Introduction to mechanical engineering design. Load analysis, materials, deflection and stability. Stress analysis, stress concentrations. Strength of machine elements, theories of failure under static and dynamic loadings. Threaded fasteners, bearings riveted welded joints, springs. Lubrication and sliding bearings, rolling element bearings. Kinematics of spur gears. Design of spur gears.
Prerequisite: MCE 210/PHY 101

MEC 304 Machine Component Design II (4 credits) 
Analysis and design of machine elements. Helical, bevel and worm gears. Shafts and associated parts, keys, pins, splines, couplings, clutches, brakers and fly wheels, belts, chains, torque converters. Design project involving a mechanical component or device including all detail drawings, assembly drawings and cost analysis.
Prerequisite: MEC 303

MCE 307 Strength of Materials II (4 credits) 
Stress and strain, Mohr’s circle. Bending with shear. The shear center. The shear center of thin walled sections. Elastic curve for symmetrical cross-sections. Study of elastic curve by various methods. Effect of shear on the elastic curve. Axial force with bending. Materials not resistant to tension. Bending with torsion. Energy methods. Theorem of virtual work. Theorems of Betti and Castigliano. Minimum principles. Elastic stability. Euler cases. Buckling beyond the elastic limit, method of omega multiplier, approximate methods, Rayleigh ratio.
Prerequisite: MCE 210

MCE 308 Control Systems (3 credits) 
Introduction to automatic control. Mathematical modelling of dynamic systems. Response analysis using Laplace transform method. Transfer functions and block systems. Feedback control systems. Typical actuators and transducers. Control law.
Prerequisite: MTH 201

MCE 311 Manufacturing Technology II (3 credits) 
Basic manufacturing processes, nature and properties of materials, production of ferrous and nonferrous metals. Principles of metal casting, types of molding. Design of models and cores. Melting furnaces. Powder metallurgy. Welding, oxygen gas welding, torch cutting, electrical arc welding.
Prerequisite: MEC 205

MEC 301 Heat Transfer I (4 credits)
Principles of heat transfer and their applications. Heat conduction in stationary systems. Transient Heat Conduction. Heat transfer associated with laminar flow and turbulence flow of fluids in forced and natural convection.
Prerequisite: MTH 201/PHY 101

MCE 314 Heat Transfer II (3 credits)
Numerical methods in heat conduction. Condensation and boiling. Heat transfer by radiation. Heat exchangers. Mass transfer.
Prerequisite: MEC 301

ME 400 Graduation Project (4 credits)
The design process and morphology. Problem solving and decision making. Modelling and simulation. Use of computers in engineering design and CAD. Project engineering, planning and management. Design optimization. Economic decision making and cost evaluation. Aspects of quality. Failure analysis and reliability. Human and ecological factors in design. Case studies. A term project is assigned.
Prerequisite: (4th year student)

ME 401 Hydraulic Machinery (3 credits) 
Introduction, Pipes. Turbopumps, Cavitation. Dimensional Analysis and Stimilitude for Turbomachinery, Use of Turbopumps in Piping Systems, Turbines, Pelton Wheels, Wind Turbines.
Prerequisite: ME 301

MAN 402 Management for Engineers (3 credits)
Principles of management. Functions of managers. Organisation and environment. Marketing management. Production management. Personnel management. Managerial control. ACCOUNTING and financial reports. Budgeting and overall control.
Prerequisite: –

MCE 403 Theory of Machines II (4 credits) 
Review and Concepts from Vibrations. Response of Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems to Initial Excitations. Response of Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems to Harmonic and Periodic Excitation. Response of Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems to Nonperiodic Excitations, Two-degree-of-Freedom Systems. Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Systems. Vibration Control, Critical Speed of Shaft, Rotor Balancing.
Prerequisite: MEC 204

MCE 405 Experimental Analysis of Mechanical Engineering Systems (3 credits)
The need for experiments. Experimental procedure. Generalized measurement system. Report writing. Error treatment. Uncertainty. Frequency Distribution. Expected value, standard deviation. Presentation of experimental results. Plotting data. Curve fitting, linear regression. Non-linear relationships. Dimensional analysis. Laboratory experiments.
Prerequisite: (4th year student)

ME 411 Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Cooling Systems (3 credits)
Fundamentals of local and central heating, heating elements, heat loss calculations, heating by hot water, pipe layout design. Local and central cooling, cooling elements, heat gain calculations, cooling by chilled water. Air conditioning, ventilation, heating and cooling by air, duct design. Design of central heating and cooling systems.
Prerequisite: (ME206, ME 301, ME 314 recomended)

ME 412 Mechanical Metallurgy (3 credits)
Elastic properties of metals. Elements of theory of plasticity, yielding criteria for ductile materials. Plastic deformation of single crystals, dislocation theory, strengthening mechanisms. Fracture, fracture mechanics. Fatigue, high temperature deformation, creep and stress rupture. Plastic forming of metals, forging, rolling, extrusion and drawing.
Prerequisite: ME 307

ME 415 Wind Engineering(3 credits)
Introduction and theory of wind energy and Betz limit, geographic and topographic distribution of wind velocity, area of application, types of wind turbines, research criteria of wind velocity distribution, wind data analysis, Helman coefficient, propellant profile data and usage, aerodynamics and characteristics of wind turbine propellers, design and control of wind turbines, efficiency of horizontal axis wind turbines, wind power, wind energy storage, general information on vertical axis turbines. Production of electricity. Economical considerations.
Prerequisite: ME 301

ME 416 Solar Engineering (3 credits)
Sun, solar constant, radiation, spectral distribution and variation of extraterrestrial radiation, radiational properties of surfaces, solar angles, reckoning of time, radiation on horizontal and tiled surfaces, isolation on tiled surfaces, atmospheric attenuation of solar radiation, absorption of solar radiation, pyranometer, solar cells, solar plates, solar radiation data, estimation of solar radiation and clear sky radiation, beam and diffuse components pf radiation, energy storage.
Prerequisite: ME 314

ME 418 Refrigeration Techniques (3 credits)
Application areas. Fundamentals of reversed heat engine cycles. Vapor-compression and absorption refrigeration cycles. Refrigerants. Absorption systems. Capacity control of refrigeration components. Cooling load calculations. System components: compressors, evaporators, condensers, expansion devices, piping, auxiliary and control devices. Cold storage rooms. Transportation of cooled materials.
Prerequisite: ME 206

ME 421 Internal Combustion Engines (3 credits)
Fundamentals of spark-ignition and compression ignition engines. Actual engine cycles. Combustion and detonation. Air capacity and super-charging. Carburetion and fuel injection. Engine friction. Heat rejection and cooling. Performance characteristics and testing.
Prerequisite: ME 206

ME 423 Heat Exchanger Design (3 credits)
Parallel, cross and counter flow type heat exchanger design calculations. Evaporation. Evaporator and condenser types: tube and shell, mixing types, and compact heat exchanges. Thermal stress problems of heat exchanges. Optimization of heat exchanges. Construction problems.
Prerequisite: ME 314

ME 425 Machine Tools and Tool Design (3 credits)
Mechanics of metal cutting. Metal cutting tools. Cutting fluids. Machine tool selection. Cutting speed, feed and depth of cutting. Turning, drilling, shaping, planning, milling and broaching. Abrasives, grinding wheels and grinding operations, Finishing operations.
Prerequisite: ME 311

ME 426 Introduction to Finite Element Method (3 credits)
Analysis of stress and strain. Constitutive equations. Plane problems of elasticity. The finite element concept. One-and two-dimensional finite element formulation techniques. Transformations, assembly and solution techniques. Introduction to three dimensional finite elements. Project assignments of one and two dimensional problems.
Prerequisite: ME 307, MAT 301

ME 429 Computer Aided Design (CAD) (3 credits)
Introduction and priciples of CAD, Stages in CAE, Hardware Components, Fundamentals of CAD, Design Process, Application of Computers for Design, Geometrical Transformations, (3D transformation, scaling, rotation), Representation of 3D objects, 3D Solid Modeling, (Boolean operations), Representation schemes. Parametric Design, brief description of FEA(finite element analysis), Merits and Limits of CAD.
Prerequisite: –

ECON 431 Economics for Engineers(3 credits)
Principles and economic analysis of engineering decision making. Cost concept. Economic environment. Price and demand relations. Competition. Make-versus-purchase studies. Principles and applications of money-time relations. Depreciation. Many and banking. Price changes and inflation. Business and company finance.
Prerequisite: –

ME 431 Energy Conversion Systems (3 credits)
Energy demand and available resources in the world. Renewable sources: wind, wave, tide, geothermal, biogas and solar energy. Fossil fuels, combustion and combustion equipment. Steam generators. Atomic structure, nuclear reactions; decay, fusion and fission. Reactors. Environmental effects.
Prerequisite: ME 206, ME 314

ME 433 Mass Transfer (3 credits)
Fundamentals of mass transfer, principles of diffusion and diffusivity, molecular and convective mass transfer, phaseequlibria, equilibrium processes, absorbtion, membrane separation processes, leaching, distillation, drying andcrystallization, extraction, evaporation.
Prerequisite: ME 314

ME 441 Fluid Mechanics II (3 credits)
Flow Measurements. External incompressible viscous flow. Boundary layer theory. Potential flow theory. Turbomachinery, Introduction to compressible flow.
Prerequisite: ME 301

ME 442 Gas Dynamics (3 credits)
Introduction to Compressible flow. Flow Regimes, Integral Forms of the Conservation quation for Inviscid Flows. One-Dimensional Compressible Flow. The Speed of Sound and Mach Number. Categories of Wave Propagation in a Compressible Flow. Normal Shock Waves. One-Dimensional Flow with Heat Addition. One-Dimensional Flow with Friction. Oblique shock and expansion waves. Quasi-One-Dimensional Flow. Area-Velocity Relation. Nozzles. Diffusors.
Prerequisite: MAT 201, (ME 301 recommended)

ME 453 Materials Engineering (3 credits)
Engineering materials and properties. Materials selection and development. Thermal processing, specific examples. Some advanced materials. Design with brittle materials. Materials selection charts.
Prerequisite: ME 211

ME 454 Heat Treatment (3 credits)
Phase transformations in solids. Modification of material properties via the Processing – Structure – Property route. Types of heat treatment. Heat treatment of steels. Tool steels. Heat trearment of cast irons. Heat treatment of non-ferrous metals. Heat treatment of non-metalic materials. Materials damage at elevated temperatures.
Prerequisite: ME 211

ME 461 Hoisting and Conveying Machines (3 credits)
Introduction to Material Handling, forms of transportable materials, basic elements of Hoisting, Block and Tackle Mechanisms, Lifting Mechanisms, Hoist types, Overhead travelling Cranes, Gantry Cranes, Column Jib Cranes, FEM standards, Conveyors (roller, gravity, screw and belt conveyors), conveyor components, Drive power calculations.
Prerequisite: ME 204, ME 208

ME 472 Quality Control (3 credits)
The purpose of the course is to make an introduction and lay the foundation of modern methods of statistical quality control and improvements that are used in the manufacturing and service industries along with basic concepts of reliability. The students will first be introduced to some of the philosophies of quality control experts and their impact on quality. This course familiarizes students with quality control techniques, quality assuarance issues and quality management methods. Finally basic concepts of reliability of systems will be introduced.
Prerequisite: –

ME 481 Biofuels (3 credits)
This is an elective course designed to acquaint the studentwith the current state of science and technology for the generation of energy from biologicallyderived sources. Topics covered include; sources of biomass feedstock, transesterification andbiodiesel fuel, fermentation and ethanol fuel, anaerobic digestion and biogas, thermal chemicalenergy transformation processes, and advanced biofuels, legislation on biofuels.
Prerequisite: –