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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Mechanical Engineering, with concentrations in Design, Industrial, Materials and Manufacturing, Mechatronics, and Power (B.S.)


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Bachelor of Science

The educational objectives of the mechanical engineering program are to graduate mechanical engineers who can: practice professionally as team members or leaders in both local and global, multidisciplinary environments; advance their careers in mechanical engineering or other fields through promotions, positions of increasing responsibilities or professional certification; contribute to the welfare of the society, and respond to its needs with consideration of ethical and environmental issues; engage in advanced academic and research careers; and pursue entrepreneurial endeavors.

Students are offered mechanical engineering electives concentrated in five areas: The Design concentration integrates elements of the mechanical engineering program and utilizes modern computer methods to enable the engineer to model, analyze and design mechanical components and systems. The power concentration provides the engineering background for optimum use of energy resources; calculation of energy loads; design, selection and integration of conventional and non-conventional energy systems and components. The Industrial concentration enables the engineer to analyze, design, integrate, automate and manage industrial systems. The Materials and Manufacturing concentration focuses on ways of controlling material composition, treatment, and manufacturing in order to meet design requirements, and achieve desired levels of performance. The Mechatronics concentration focuses on computer programming, automatic control, sensor technology and microprocessor as well as manufacturing techniques.

The program is accredited by both the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities.

Students should consult the course listings and their faculty advisor on a regular basis to ensure that prerequisites for engineering core, concentration and elective courses are met. A model course plan for the Major is provided by the Department.

A student who intends to major in Mechanical Engineering must submit a Major declaration form upon completion of 45 credit hours. A student should declare his/her concentration (s) after completing 80 credit hours and before completing 120 credit hours.

A total of 162 credits is required for the bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering:

Core Curriculum (33 credits)


The remaining 7 credit hours required to satisfy the core are fulfilled by the concentration Science/lab (4 cr.) and the capstone projects

  and   (3 cr.)

Concentration Electives (21 credit hours)


Courses must be selected from at least two of the five available concentrations of courses. A minimum of twelve credits must be taken from one concentration as follows:

Design Concentration:


A minimum of nine credits from courses in group A of the Design concentration and the remaining three credits from courses in either group of the concentration.

Industrial Concentration:


Students are required to complete the six credits from group A courses of the Industrial concentration and six credits from its group B courses.

Materials and Manufacturing Concentration:


A minimum of six credits from group A courses of the Material and Manufacturing concentration and six from its group B courses.

Mechatronics Concentration:


Students are required to complete the nine credits from the courses in group A of the Mechatronics concentration and the remaining three credits from courses in group B.

Power Concentration


Students are required to complete the six credits from the courses in group A of the Power concentration and the remaining six credits from courses in group B.

Notes:


In addition, a minimum of six credits must be taken from another area of concentration.

Pending approval of department and relevance of topic, only one of the concentration electives may be substituted for by a MENG 4930  course.

Students opting for more than one concentration will take a minimum of twenty four credits, such that the minimum requirements of each area of concentration are satisfied. Common courses may be double-counted.

General Electives (3 credits)


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