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  Oct 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Mechanical Engineering (M.Eng.)


The Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at AUC prepares students for higher level professional practice in local and international markets.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the Master of Engineering Degree are to provide the graduates of the program with:

  • A broad knowledge of modern computational and experimental methods in engineering.
  • Detailed knowledge in engineering design, materials and manufacturing, industrial engineering, power and mechatronics.
  • Awareness of the local and global context in which mechanical engineering is practiced, locally and globally, including economic and business practices, societal needs, and considerations of public health, safety, environment, culture and ethics.
  • An ability to solve unstructured engineering problems, think critically, function well in a team, and communicate effectively.
  • A high standard of written and oral communication on technical matters.

Admission

Admission requirements are the same as those for the Master of Science Program.

Courses (33 credit hours)


Course work for the Master of Engineering degree requires the completion of a minimum of 33 credit hours as follows:

I- Engineering and Mechanical Engineering core (21 credits)


Students must complete 21 credits in graduate mechanical engineering courses.

II- Elective Courses (9 credit hours)


Students may elect to take three courses (9 credits). A minimum of two courses must be taken from offerings in mechanical engineering/ engineering disciplines (including ENGR). No more than one 400- level course, not in the student’s undergraduate major may be taken for graduate credit, subject to approval of the advisor and department chair.

III- Capstone project (3 credits)


Students are required to attend the library and writing modules of ENGR 5940  and to undertake an engineering project approved by the chair of the supervisory committee, which consists of the student advisor and two additional faculty members. A final report is submitted and orally defended in the presence of the supervisory committee.