Bachelor of Science
The goal of the mechanical engineering program at AUC is to prepare students for entry level professional practice in the mechanical engineering discipline both regionally and internationally, and instill in them the desire for life-long learning that enhances professional growth throughout their careers. Accordingly, the objective of the mechanical engineering program is to graduate engineers who have an appropriate background of mathematics, basic sciences and engineering science applications. Students are introduced to a broad spectrum of mechanical engineering topics augmented by modern engineering experimentation methodology and practice. They also develop a basic understanding of the context in which mechanical engineering, design and manufacturing is practiced, locally and globally, including economic and business practices, societal needs, public health and safety, environmental, cultural and ethical considerations. Graduates are capable of adapting to, and using, the ever evolving engineering tools including computer based methods and procedures in the practice of all aspects of a life long mechanical engineering profession. They are able to solve unstructured engineering problems, think critically, function well in a team, and communicate effectively.
Students are offered mechanical engineering electives concentrated in four 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 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 total of 162 credits is required for the bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering: