Program Title Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Total Credit Hours needed for completion of the program
  • Total: 133 Credit hours.
  • 4 years – 8 Semesters.
Award Granted On Completion Of The Program Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

MISSION OF THE PROGRAM

The Mechanical Engineering field encompasses a wide range of activities associated with the design and manufacturing of systems involving the generation, conversion, transmission, and utilization of energy. Therefore, the Mechanical Engineering program aims to provide students with wide spectrum of knowledge in multiple disciplines including systems analysis and design, dynamics, engineering materials, thermos and fluid dynamics, heat transfer, mechanical vibrations, and control. The study of these engineering disciplines is supported by a large number of well-equipped laboratories in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, vibrations, instrumentation and computer aided engineering.

PROGRAM GOALS AND SUBSEQUENT PLOS.

a. Goals

  • Provide students with the knowledge needed to pursue their major.
  • Expand student’s understanding of self, environment, and society.
  • Enable students to build a base of knowledge and skills that are needed for lifelong learning.
  • Give students the knowledge, skills, and motivations to make an ethical decision based on an understanding of societal values.

b. GE PLOS

MCE general education prepares the student to:

  • Communicate effectively, in oral, written or listening situations and daily settings in Arabic or English.
  • Develop technological literacy and use the application of technology to achieve personal and educational goals.
  • Apply mathematical and statistical concepts to solve quantitative real-life problems.
  • Understand and apply scientific methods.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic theories and concepts in social and behavioural sciences; and apply them to personal, social, and developmental issues.
  • Understand the major ethical concepts and theories in the professional fields.
  • Adopt effective learning strategies appropriate to the situation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current environmental challenges.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Islamic religion and its relation to culture, civilization, and science.
  • Use critical thinking and reasoning skills for problem-solving.

GOALS AND PLOS FOR ENGINEERING CORE AND THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING MAJOR

a. Goals
To prepare graduates to:

  • Apply the engineering knowledge in the areas of structural, dynamic, energy, and computer-aided engineering in the design of mechanical engineering projects;
  • Identify and critically analyze and solve practical problems in the field of Mechanical Engineering
  • Be able to communicate effectively with other professionals in the field and with the general public in the conduct of their work;
  • Be able to advance their professional career or in the pursuant of their graduate studies in engineering
  • Practice engineering professionally, ethically, and in a responsible manner.

b. MCE PLOs

Upon graduation, a MCE graduate in mechanical engineering should demonstrate:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data;
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental,

social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;

  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
  • An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • An ability to communicate effectively;
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  • A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues;
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

BSc in Mechanical Engineering – [BS_ME] – Study Plan

 

Semester 1

Cr

 

Semester 2 Cr
YEAR 1        

ENGR101

Introduction to Engineering

1

ENGR100

Interdisciplinary Engineering Design

3

BAS100

General Chemistry

3

BAS200

Physics I

3

BAS101

General Chemistry Lab

1

BAS201

Physics Lab I

1

MTH110

Calculus I

3

MTH120

Calculus II

3

ENGR130

Introduction of Computer Aided Design

3

BIT100

Introduction to Information Technology Skills

3

ENG100

English I

3

GEN103

Logic and Critical Thinking

3

GEN102

Islamic Culture

3

     

Total

17

Total

16

 
YEAR 2        

MTH200

Multivariate Calculus

3

ENGR200

Applied Electrical Circuits

3

BAS210

Physics II

3

ENGR201

Applied Electrical Circuits Lab

1

BAS211

Physics Lab II

1

MTH210

Differential Equations and Laplace Transforms

3

ENGR140

Statics

3

MCE210

Mechanics of Materials

3

GEN104

Man and Environment

3

GEN302

Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

3

MCE320

Thermodynamics

3

GEN105

Emirates Society

3

Total

16

Total

16

 
YEAR 3        

MTH220

Numerical Methods and Matrices

3

ENGR230

Computer Aided Engineering

3

ENGR120

Engineering Materials

3

MTH230

Probability and Statistics

3

MCE 300

Dynamics

3

BAS220

Problem Solving Using MATLAB

3

MCE200

Introduction to Mechanical System Design

3

MCE310

Mechanical Component Design

3

FELECT01

Free Elective I

3

MCE340

Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineers

3

     

MCE400

Heat Transfer

3

Total

15

Total

18

 
SUMMER        

ENGR 400

Internship

3

     

Total

3

       
YEAR 4          

MCE420

Dynamic Systems I

3

MCE491

Senior Design Project II

2

MCE490

Senior Design Project I

2

MCE430

Dynamic Systems II

3

MCE410

Energy Systems Laboratory

3

MCE431

Dynamic and Control Systems Lab

1

GEN108

Ethics and Professional Practices in Engineering

3

MCE440

Mechanical Vibrations

3

MELECT01

Mechanical Engineering Elective I

3

MELECT02

Mechanical Engineering Elective II

3

FELECT02

Free Elective II

3

MELECT03

Mechanical Engineering Elective III

3

Total

17

Total

15

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 133

Professional Occupations for Which Graduates Are Prepared in The Program

Graduates of the mechanical engineering program are prepared for a variety of careers in Mechanical Engineering. Example job titles include:

  • Design Engineer: define proper work methods and processes and ways to measure the performance of these processes.

  • Manufacturing Engineer: utilizing all resources efficiently and effectively with cost and performance in mind.

  • Quality/Reliability Engineer: verifying that engineering products and services meet customer requirement over the useful life of the product.

  • Project manager: manage projects by mapping out who does what, when, and how it can be done more efficiently. Form and direct teams to work toward a specific task and objectives.

Bachelor Degree in General Requirements

Students applying for admission to all ECT academic programs must be graduates with a UAE Secondary School Certificate, or it’s equivalent, as stated in the admission requirements set in the Ministerial Decrees No. 200/year 2004 and No 133/year 2005.

A) Secondary School Certificate: A certified UAE general secondary school certificate, with a minimum score of 60% or its equivalent is required for admission, according to the regulations of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. However, students with scores of less than 60% can study in the Foundation program and should pass 5 courses namely, Arabic Language, IT, Mathematics, Study Skills, and English Communication, along with a TOEFL score of 500 or equivalent before they study academic courses. Students with Industrial, Applied Technology, Commercial, and Agricultural Secondary School Certificates and with a minimum score of 65% can be admitted to ECT programs that are closely related to their fields of study and have to fulfill all other admission requirements. However, students with these certificates and with scores less than 65% can be admitted in the Foundation Program.

B) Proficiency in English: An adequate level of English language proficiency is required for admission. Applicants are required to present one of the following certificates of proficiency:

  • For English programs: (Diploma & Bachelor)
    1. Valid certified TOEFL results equivalent to 500 (173CBT, a 61 iBT) or above
    2. Valid certified IELTS results band 5.0
    3. Valid certified PTE A score of (36-41) is equivalent to an IELTS score of 5.0, and a PTE A score of (44) is equivalent to TOEFL 500 (173CBT, a 61 iBT). Otherwise, they may undertake a course of remedial or intensive English but must achieve the required score before they can proceed into their academic programs.
  • For the Arabic program “Mass Communication and Public Relations,” students should submit a TOEFL certificate with a score of 450 or equivalent. A student with a score of 400 can study the first year program but needs to obtain a 450 score before proceeding to the second year.
  • For Foundation Certificate Program Students who are admitted in the Foundation Program at ECT and wish to pursue their higher education also at ECT and have successfully completed the requirements of the (FP) should meet the English proficiency requirement.
  • Students who can’t provide proof of English proficiency upon admission will be required to undertake a course of remedial or intensive English provided by the ECT

BSc in Mechanical Engineering – [BS_ME] – Program Curriculum (133)

Engineering Common Core Courses (80)

General Education (24)

Course Code Course Name Cr Pre-requisites
BIT100 Introduction to Information Technology Skills 3
ENG100 English I 3
GEN102 Islamic Culture 3
GEN103 Logic and Critical Thinking 3
GEN104 Man and Environment 3
GEN105 Emirates Society 3
GEN108 Ethics and Professional Practices in Engineering 3
GEN302 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3

Basic Sciences (15)

Course Code Course Name Cr Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
BAS100 General Chemistry 3
BAS101 General Chemistry Lab 1 BAS100 (Corequisite)
BAS200 Physics I 3
BAS201 Physics Lab I 1 BAS200 (Corequisite)
BAS210 Physics II 3
BAS211 Physics Lab II 1 BAS210 (Corequisite)
BAS220 Problem Solving Using MATLAB 3 MTH220

Mathematics (18)

Course Code Course Name Cr Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
MTH110 Calculus I 3
MTH120 Calculus II 3 MTH110
MTH200 Multivariate Calculus 3 MTH120
MTH210 Differential Equations and Laplace Transforms 3 MTH200
MTH220 Numerical Methods and Matrices 3 MTH210
MTH230 Probability and Statistics 3 MTH110

Common Engineering Required Courses (23)

Course Code Course Name Cr Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
ENGR100 Interdisciplinary Engineering Design 3
ENGR101 Introduction to Engineering 1
ENGR120 Engineering Materials 3 ENGR100, BAS100
ENGR130 Introduction to Computer Aided Design 3
ENGR140 Statics 3 MTH110, BAS200
ENGR200 Applied Electrical Circuits 3 BAS210
ENGR201 Applied Electrical Circuits Lab 1 ENGR200 (Co-Requisite)
ENGR230 Computer Aided Engineering 3 ENGR130
ENGR400 Internship 3 *Senior Standing

Mechanical Engineering Required Courses (38)

Course Code Course Name Cr Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
MCE200 Introduction to Mechanical System Design 3 ENGR140, ENGR200
MCE210 Mechanics of Materials 3 ENGR140
MCE300 Dynamics 3 ENGR140
MCE310 Mechanical Component Design 3 MCE210
MCE320 Thermodynamics 3 BAS100, MTH110
MCE340 Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineers 3 ENGR140
MCE400 Heat Transfer 3 MTH210, MCE320
MCE410 Energy Systems Laboratory 3 MCE320, MCE340
MCE420 Dynamic Systems I 3 MTH210, MCE300
MCE430 Dynamic Systems II 3 MCE420
MCE431 Dynamic and Control Systems Lab 1 MCE420
MCE440 Mechanical Vibrations 3 MCE300
MCE490 Senior Design Project I 2 *Senior Standing
MCE491 Senior Design Project II 2 MCE490

Major Electives (9)

Course Code Course Name Cr Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
MCE460 Introduction to Bioengineering Applications 3 MCE210
MCE465 Energy and the Environment 3 MCE320
MCE470 Fuel Cell Science & Engineering 3 MCE320, ENGR200
MCE475 Introduction to Finite Element Analysis 3 MCE210
MCE480 Mechanics of Composites 3 MCE210

Free Electives (6)

Course Code Course Name Cr Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
FELECT01 Free Elective I 3 Advisor approval
FELECT02 Free Elective II 3 Advisor approval

*Senior Standing: Completed 90 Credit Hours

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