BS in Mechanical Engineering

Sample Four Year Study Plan

Freshman Year, First Semester
Code Course Title Cr
PHYS 110 University Physics I 3
PHYS 111 University Physics I Lab 1
ENGL 101 Composition 3
ENGR 107 Introduction to Engineering 2
MATH 113 Calculus I 4
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition 1
CHEM 211 General Chemistry I  3
CHEM 212 General Chemistry I Lab 1
Total 18
 Sophomore Year, Semester 1 (Fall)
Code Course Title Cr
MENG 201 Mechanical Engineering Drawing 3
CIEN 211 Statics 3
ECEN 280 Electric Circuit Analysis I  3
ECEN 281 Electric Circuits Analysis I Lab 1
MATH 213 Calculus III 3
MENG 211 Thermodynamics I 3
MENG 231 Engineering Measurements 2
Total   18
Sophomore Year, Semester 2 (Spring)
Code Course Title Cr
CIEN 212 Mechanics of Materials 3
MENG 221 Dynamics 3
MATH 203 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 214 Elementary Differential Equations 3
MENG 212 Thermodynamics II 3
PHIL 100 or ENGL 200 Critical Thinking and Reasoning  or
Advanced Composition
3
Total   18
 Junior Year, Semester 1 (Fall)
Code Course Title Cr
IENG 231 Engineering Materials 3
IENG 232 Engineering Materials Lab  1
CIEN 251 Fluid Mechanics 3
ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics  3
MENG 342 Fluid Mechanics Lab. 1
UAES 200 Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies 3
Total   14
Junior Year, Semester 2 (Spring)
Code Course Title Cr
MENG 361 Heat Transfer 3
MENG 362 Thermal Sciences Lab. 1
MENG 321 Vibration and Control 3
IENG 241 Engineering Statistics  3
IENG 311 Manufacturing Processes 2
IENG 313 Manufacturing Processes Lab 1
CIEN 301 Numerical Analysis  3
Total   16
 Junior Year, Summer Semester
Code Course Title Cr
ENGR 390 Internship 3
Total   3
 Senior Year, Semester 1 (Fall)
Code Course Title Cr
MENG 451 Mechanical Design I 3
MENG 421 Theory of Machines 3
  ME Technical Elective I 3
MENG 491 Senior Design Project I 2
UNIV 200 Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability 3
Total   14
Senior Year, Semester 2 (Spring)
Code Course Title Cr
MENG 452 Mechanical Design II 3
  ME Technical Elective 2 3
  ME Technical Elective 3 3
MENG 492 Senior Design Project II  4
ECEN 491 Engineering Seminar 1
Total   14
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PHYS 110 - (SCPH 110) University Physics I

Co-requisites: PHYS 111

This is a calculus-based physics course covering the fundamental principles of mechanics. It concentrates on the conservation of energy, the particle motion, the collisions, the rotation of solid bodies, simple machines and on the fluid mechanics. The focus lies on the resolution of one and twodimensional mechanical problems.

PHYS 111 - (SCPH 111) University Physics I Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 110

This course is intended to be taken with Physics 110. It primarily includes experiments on classical mechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on laboratory technique, data collection and analysis and on reporting.

ENGL 101 - Composition

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 099 or passing English Placement Test

English 101 provides students with intensive practice in drafting, revising, and editing expository essays for an academic audience. Using logical, rhetorical, and linguistic structures in their writing, students also develop their ability to think creatively, critically, and independently. Throughout the course, students engage in reading texts, evaluating sources, using their reading to form their own opinions, preparing research papers, and employing the MLA documentation style to avoid plagiarism.

ENGR 107 Introduction to Engineering

Co-requisite: Math Placement Test score qualifying student for MATH 113

Introduces engineering profession fundamentals and problem solving. Topics include description of engineering disciplines, functions of the engineer, professionalism, ethics and registration, problem solving and representation of technical information, estimation and approximations, and analysis and design.

MATH 113 - Calculus I

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 095/105, or appropriate score on Math Placement test

The concept of derivative (instantaneous rate of change) is an essential factor in solving real-world problems. One of the objectives of this course is to understand the conceptual foundation of derivative, and learn different techniques of computing the derivative, as well as learning how to apply it to solve real-world problems. Another objective is to understand the concept of integration and learn basic integration technique.

UNIV 100 - University First-Year Transition

Students in this course transition to university life by focusing on academic adjustment, by developing decision-making skills, and by learning about services and opportunities for involvement. Although all classes have a core body of knowledge, each class specializes in a particular aspect of university life.

CHEM 211 - General Chemistry I 

This course covers the foundations of chemical concepts: basic facts and principles of chemistry, including atoms, molecules, ions, chemical reactions, gas theory, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics and equilibrium, molecular geometry, and states of matter.

CHEM 212 - General Chemistry I Lab

Co-requisite: CHEM 211

This course provides laboratory techniques to accompany General Chemistry I

ARAB 101 Beginner Level Arabic and Culture for non-Native Learners I

Pre-requisite: None

Beginner Level Arabic Language and Culture 1 is the first in a four-course beginner and intermediate Arabic language sequence specifically tailored to the needs of non-native Arabic language students in the English and Mass Communication Programs (though any non-native learner of Arabic may enroll). This course introduces the student to the Arabic alphabet and the basics of reading and writing in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Instruction in the language is enriched by reference to cultural themes and visits to sites of cultural importance.

ARAB 110 - Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

Arabic literature has developed many traditions though originating from a common source. The course is an introduction to representative texts from contemporary Arab writers, and their connections with the traditions of the past. The method is comparative, with a study of literary, political social and religious aspects, as well as the application of a theoretical framework of analysis.

CSCI 112 - Introduction to Computer Programming

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 113

This course introduces students to computers and programming languages and more specifically the C++ language. Besides, students learn to use computer programming as a problem-solving tool. The topics covered include basic operations, data types, input/output, selection statements, control structures, arrays, functions, and strings.

CSCI 113 - Introduction to Computer Programming Lab

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 112

This course introduces the use of computer programming as a problem-solving tool in laboratory environment. Topics in procedural programming include, simple data types, input/output, selection statements, control loops, testing, debugging, and programming environments.

MATH 114 - Calculus II

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113

This course covers techniques and applications of integration, transcendental functions, infinite sequences and series and parametric equations.

PHYS 220 - (SCPH 220) University Physics II

Pre-requisite: PHYS 110
Co-requisite: PHYS 221

This second calculus-based physics course includes a detailed study of the fundamental principles of classical electricity and magnetism, as well as an introduction to electromagnetic waves. The course’s focus targets the resolution of dc- and alternating circuits.

PHYS 221 - (SCPH 221) University Physics II Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 220

This course is intended to accompany Physics 220. It includes experiments on electricity, magnetism and RLC circuits. Particular emphasis is placed on three aspects of experimentation: laboratory technique, data analysis (including the treatment of statistical and systematic errors) and written communication of experimental procedures and results.

MEST 100 - Introduction to Islam in World Culture 

The course provides an introduction to the basic sources and historical contexts for the origins of Islam; some of the basic spiritual principles expressed in those sources; the contexts and practices that exemplify the spiritual principles; contributions Islam has made to civilization and to the political, social and cultural identity of the UAE. It will illustrate the concept of Islamic studies through a global, interdisciplinary and comparative approach and examine contemporary global and local issues that impact and are impacted by Islamic culture.

MENG 201 - Mechanical Engineering Drawing (3 Credits)

The course introduces the fundamental rules of an international language that enables ideas to be expressed and communicational in an easy and clear way through visual illustration. Includes the following topics: geometric construction; line convention; orthographic projections, Position student feet on the first step of the engineering design which based on the visual representation. The course covers the following topics: isometric projections; oblique projections; Perspective projections; dimensioning, and sectional views. Computer software design; and elements of computer programming and problem-solving techniques. Uses computer software CREO 3.0 in data analysis, data display and visualization techniques. Prepare parts drawing and assembly it.

CIEN - 211 Statics

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113 and PHYS 110

Vectors, force systems (2D and 3D), equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies (2D and 3D), structures (trusses, cables, frames and machines), distributed forces (centroids and centers of mass), internal forces (shearing force and bending moment diagrams), friction, and moment of inertia.

ECEN 280 - Electric Circuit Analysis I (3:3:0)

Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 220

Basic circuit concepts and DC analysis, circuit analysis techniques, circuit theories, fundamental operation of operational amplifiers and their applications, transient and steady state analysis of RL, RC, and RLC circuits and basic AC analysis.

ECEN 281 - Electric Circuit Analysis I Lab (1:0:3)

Co-requisite(s): ECEN 280 or MENG 231

Laboratory course to accompany ECEN 280. In this course, students will experimentally verify circuit analysis concepts under DC excitation and transient response. They will use different measurement instruments and build DC electric circuits.

MATH 213 - Calculus III

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

This course covers partial differentiation, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, and threedimensional analytic geometry.

MENG 211 - Thermodynamics I

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 211

The basic concepts of classical thermodynamics are continued in this course as was introduced in Thermodynamics 1. It introduces the students to basic laws and principles applications to gas power and refrigeration cycles, vapor and combined power cycles, mixtures of gases and vapors, psychrometry, chemical reactions, Thermodynamic property relations, and energy analysis.

MENG 231 -  Engineering Measurements (2 credits)

Introduction to measurement systems and experimental methods, basic concepts, calibration, dynamic response, analysis of experimental data, basic electrical measurements and sensing devices, displacement and area measurements, pressure measurement, flow measurement, temperature measurement, force, torque and strain measurements, accelerometer.

CIEN 212 - Mechanics of Materials

Pre-requisite(s): CIEN 211

Types of loads, axial stress and strain of determinate and indeterminate system, normal and bending moment diagrams, torsion of determinate and indeterminate system, bending of beams, combined stresses, shearing stress and strain, Mohr’s circle of stress and strain, thin walled pressure vessels.

MENG 221 - Dynamics

Pre-requisite(s): CIEN 211

Position. Velocity. Acceleration. Potential and Kinetic Energy. Work. Linear Impulse. General Plane Motion. Projectile Motion. Angular Impulse. Mass Moment of Inertia. Parallel-Axis Theorem. Radius of Gyration. Power. Impacts. Angular Velocity. Relative Motion. Linear Momentum, Angular Acceleration. Center of Percussion. Newton’s Laws. Angular Momentum. Instantaneous Center. Rotating Frame.

MATH 203 - Linear Algebra

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113

This course covers systems of linear equations, linear independence, linear transformations, inverse of a matrix, determinants, vector spaces, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalization.

MATH 214 - Elementary Differential Equations

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

This course covers first-order ODEs, higher-order ODEs, Laplace transforms, linear systems, nonlinear systems, numerical approximations, and modeling.

MENG 212 - Thermodynamics II

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 211

The basic concepts of classical thermodynamics are continued in this course as was introduced in Thermodynamics 1. It introduces the students to basic laws and principles applications to gas power and refrigeration cycles, vapor and combined power cycles, mixtures of gases and vapors, psychrometry, chemical reactions, Thermodynamic property relations, and energy analysis.

PHIL 100 - Critical Thinking and Reasoning 

This introduction to basic principles of reasoning and critical thinking enhances the learner’s abilities to evaluate various forms of reasoning in everyday life and in academic disciplines. The course explores such topics as inductive and deductive reasoning, the nature and function of definitions, fallacy types, statistic use and misuse, and the rudiments of logic.

ENGL 200 (ENGL 302) Advanced Composition

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours and credit for ENGL 101 (Completion of 45 credits)

This course builds on the general college-level writing skills and strategies students have acquired in earlier courses, and prepares them to do advanced level analysis and writing specifically within their major field and their possible future workplaces.

IENG 231 - Engineering Materials

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 211

This course describes the material science and why should an engineer know about it. It covers: Bonding forces and energies. The structure of crystalline materials, classification of engineering materials, imperfections and defects, diffusions in solids, phase diagrams, heat treatment, mechanical, thermal, corrosive and electrical properties of materials. Moreover, the mechanical failure of engineering materials and the application and processing of metal alloys will be discussed.

IENG 232 - Engineering Materials Lab 

Co-requisite(s): IENG 231

This laboratory course provides an introduction to material science that covers the main material experimentations. General introduction and safety procedures are introduced. Physical and mechanical properties will be inspected. This include microstructure, hardness, creep, impact, tensile, compression and torsion test. Further the microstructure/processing properties relationships are also investigated. Steel heat treatments is also included.

CIEN 251 - Fluid Mechanics (3:3:0)   

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114 and PHYS 110

Properties of fluids, flow regimes, pressure and force calculations under hydrostatic conditions, manometers, buoyancy and stability of floating and submerged bodies, elementary fluid dynamics, conservation equations: mass, energy and momentum, continuity and Bernoulli equations, hydraulic gradient line and total energy line, linear and angular momentum equations.

ECON 103 - (GEEC 103) Principles of Microeconomics 

This course introduces learners to microeconomics in the context of current problems. It explores how market mechanism allocates scare resources among competing uses. It uses supply, demand, production, and distribution theory to analyze problems.

MENG 342 - Fluid Mechanics Lab.

Co-requisite(s): MENG 341

This course is composed of a set of selected experiments about general fluid mechanics. The Lab experiments will be mostly coordinated with the lecture. The experiments will be either performed in groups by the students or demonstrated by the instructor. Individual class work will be strongly encouraged as well as teamwork. The lab also includes an open-ended design of experiment.

UAES 200 - Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies
1 Semester Credit Hour

This course presents the UAE from multiple perspectives in an attempt to expose the students to the distinct qualities of the UAE. The purpose of this course is to give students a broad, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive introduction to key features and issues in the UAE’s historical, cultural, political and economic landscapes. (Writing Intensive Course)

MENG 361 - Heat Transfer

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 212 (CHEN 312) and MATH 214

Introduction to heat transfer mechanisms, heat conduction equation, steady heat conduction including the thermal resistance networks, transient heat conduction, lumped systems, fundamental of convection and thermal boundary layers, external and internal forced convection, natural convection, boiling and condensation, thermal radiation, and heat exchangers.

MENG 362 - Thermal Sciences Lab.

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 361 and MENG 212

This course is composed of a set of selected experiments which demonstrate and apply the concepts of thermodynamics and heat transfer. The Lab experiments will be mostly coordinated with the lecture. The experiments will be either performed in groups by the students or demonstrated by the instructor. Individual class work will be strongly encouraged as well as teamwork. The lab also includes an openended design of experiment.

MENG 321 - Vibration and Control

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 221

Concepts of spring-mass-damper physical modeling of single and multi-degree of Freedom (or lumped masses) systems. Writing governing Equations of motion using Newton’s and energy methods. Undamped and damped systems including viscous, hysteretic and Coulomb friction damping. Free and forced excitations systems: external force and base as well as rotating unbalance excitations. Mathematical techniques of solving the model governing equations and interpreting system characteristics: natural frequencies, resonances and mode shapes. Basic principles of vibrations measurements. Design of Vibration isolators. Lab. sessions include experiments of free and forced excitation as well as static and dynamic rotating unbalance.

IENG 241 - Engineering Statistics 

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

Probability concepts, discrete and continuous random variables, joint probability distribution covariance and correlations of random variables, sampling and empirical distributions. Point and interval estimation, test of hypotheses, goodness of fit test, contingency tables, design and analysis of single factor experiments, simple linear regression and factorial design.

IENG 311 - Manufacturing Processes

Pre-requisite(s): IENG 231

Mechanical behavior and forming of metals different types of mechanical behavior and main factors affecting it, yield criteria, representative stress and representative strain, work due to plastic deformation, classification of forming processes with respect to temperature and strain rate, bulk deformation processes (forging, extrusion, rolling), rod and wire drawing sheet forming processes (blanking and piercing, deep drawing and bending, introduction to high energy rate forming processes).

IENG 313 - Manufacturing Processes Lab. (0:3:0)
Pre-requisite(s): IENG 311

This laboratory course provides an introduction to manufacturing processes experimentation. Experiments include Oxy, Arc, Spot welding as well as mechanical fastening by riveting, screwing and assembling, metal fabrication and sheet metal, machining processes of milling, turning and CNC. Advance manufacturing technologies of LASER and FDM are introduced. (Writing Intensive Course)

CIEN 301 - Numerical Analysis 

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 214 and CSCI 112

Application of computers to solve civil engineering problems using various numerical methods, mathematical modeling and error analysis, solution of algebraic and differential equations, numerical differentiation and integration and curve fitting.

ENGR 390 - Internship

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of 90 credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Supervised field experience of professional-level duties for 180 to 240 hours at an approved internship site under the guidance of a designated site supervisor in coordination with a faculty supervisor.

MENG 451 - Mechanical Design I

Pre-requisite(s): CIEN 212, IENG 231

The Mechanical Design I course includes various materials needed to design mechanical elements. Initially students will be familiar with some concepts and definitions, and then they will be introduced to general considerations and procedure of machine design: general principles of machine design, reliability and statistical considerations, engineering materials and their mechanical properties, factor of safety, fits and tolerances, deflections and stress analysis for the different types of elements, buckling, static strength and failure theories, fatigue strength and failure theories. Finally, the students will be introduced to the basic design principles of some machine elements and their selection (power screws, fasteners, weldments and mechanical springs). Also, the students will be introduced to the ethical and social impacts of mechanical design..

MENG 421 - Theory of Machines

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 221

The course provides students with instruction in the fundamentals of theory of machines. The Theory of Machines and Mechanisms provides the foundation for the study of displacements, velocities, accelerations, and static and dynamic forces required for the proper design of mechanical linkages, cams, and geared systems.

MENG 491 - Senior Design Project I

Pre-requisite(s): Senior Standing

Preparation and starting of engineering project in one of the mechanical engineering fields, such as; structures, water and environmental engineering, highway engineering, and construction management.

UNIV 200 - Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (3 Credits)

This course aims at equipping the next generation of leaders in the UAE with an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset and its related core skills. The course combines three main points: design thinking, entrepreneurship, and growth and leadership.

MENG 452 - Mechanical Design II

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 451

This course is a continuation to the machine design I course. Students will be introduced to the analysis and design concepts of various types of machine elements that include: bearings (journal and antifriction); spur, helical and bevel gears; flexible drives and flywheels; clutches and brakes; shafts.

MENG 492 - Senior Design Project II 

Pre-requisite(s): MENG 491

Continuation of phase (1) including; writing a technical report and drawing the project drawings and details.

ECEN 491 - Engineering Seminar (1:1:0)

Pre-requisite(s): Senior Standing

Engineering ethics, professionalism, the role of engineers in society, current topics, and employment opportunities.