Faculty of Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

English

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Mission

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Department is to educate our students for professional leadership as creative problem‐solvers in a diverse society including conducting research for societal advancement, engaging with alumni, industry, government, and community partners through outreach activities. In order to produce engineers prepared for success across a range of career paths, our academic program integrates...
training in engineering principles, critical thinking, hands‐on projects, open‐ended problem solving, and the essential skills of teamwork, communication, and ethics.

Program Educational Objectives

After few years from graduation, the ME graduates will:
1. Demonstrate proficiency in the principles and methods in mechanical engineering through analytical and experimental solving problem.
2. Work in multifunctional and multicultural environment and teams to gain and envoy information using high communication skills.
3. Become leaders and responsible citizen and demonstrate broad perspectives regarding ethics, professionalisms, safety and social issue in mechanical engineering and related discipline.
4. Understand the importance of professional growth and seek lifelong learning and continuous education.

Program Outcomes

a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c. 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.
d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g. An ability to communicate effectively.
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
j. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
146 credits
Engineering Accreditation Commission
General Education
Civic Engagement
2 credits
ECO350Engineering Economics
3 credits
This course presents the theory and application of the fundamentals of Engineering Economy and the methodology of economic decision analysis. Students will be required to learn the theoretical foundations of various principles of economic analysis and how they can be applied to solve problems encountered in industry and business.
GEN302Engineering Ethics
1 credits
This course studies the theories of rational justification, of the moral judgments and the relationship between the concept of liberty, and the concept of responsibility, while covering the basic principles of deontology of an engineer's profession.
GEN410Engineering Projects Management
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEN350
This course covers the basics of project management where students learn what project management involves and how to approach it successfully and why a plan is so important to the success of a project and how to implement risk management successfully in each phase of the project We define all tools and techniques for planning and controlling. We cover the major subject areas of the topic of quality of project management and provide valuable information. This course is essential for future engineers working in industrial environments needing to gain a recognized qualification within project management. This course prepares students to apply proven methodologies to projects within their individual fields.
English Communication
3 credits
History of Lebanon
3 credits
GEN301Law for Engineers
2 credits
This course is designed to provide the students with fundamental knowledge of legal principles and terminology, to understand the basic foundations and theories of law, and to explain the legal concepts and terminology in substantive areas of law (i.e., Contract Law, Liability Law, Labor Law, Commercial Law, etc.) It is also designed to help prepare engineering students for careers in fields which are impacted by the law and to demonstrate an understanding of the interaction between the fields of law and the application of laws and legal strategy in engineering. This course will also help engineering students to understand their rights and responsibilities as a contractor (application of Contract Law), an employee (application of Labor Law) and as a partner (application of Commercial Law).
Religious Sciences
3 credits
GEN300Scientific English
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: ENG240
This course is designed to give the students the opportunity to enhance their writing abilities and develop their critical thinking. It is also designed to provide rigorous training in advanced reading, critiquing, synthesizing and researching. It attempts to help students achieve greater competency in reading, writing, reflection, and discussion, emphasizing the responsibilities of written inquiry and structured reasoning. Students are expected to investigate questions that are at issue for themselves and their audience and for which they do not already have answers. In other words, this course should help students write about what they have learned through their research rather than simply write an argument supporting one side of an issue or another. In addition, students deliver one oral power point presentation based on their writings.
Sports
1 credits
Mathematics and Sciences
MAT207Algebra for Engineers 1
3 credits
The course aims at providing the necessary tools and the mathematical maturity for engineers, for the design and analysis of abstract mathematical models. Subjects covered: complex numbers, logic and proofs, propositional calculus, sets and mappings, relations and ordered sets, an introduction to algebraic structures, groups, rings and fields, polynomials, counting, finite and transfinite cardinals.
MAT307Algebra for Engineers 2
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT207
The main objective of this course is to continue the study of algebra, covering mainly linear systems and matrices, matrix algebra, inverses, Gauss elimination, elementary matrices, computing inverses, determinants, vector spaces, definition and examples of spaces and subspaces, linear independence, basis and dimension, change of basis, linear applications, reduction of an endomorphism, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, characteristic polynomial, solving linear systems of differential equations, diagonalization and applications, bilinear and quadratic forms, Gauss method, scalar and cross product, euclidean and Hermitian spaces, Gram-Schmidt Orthogonalization process, geometric transformations.
MAT217Calculus for Engineers 1
3 credits
The course covers integration methods to compute integrals and improper integrals. We will study the infinite series, Taylor expansion, Parametric curves and Polar curves, and double integrals.
MAT227Calculus for Engineers 2
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT217
This course teaches basic theory and techniques of Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs). Topics include: solution of non-linear first-order ODE's; linear ODE's, especially second order with constant and variable coefficients; delta functions, convolution, and Laplace transform methods; power series and resolution of differential equations using power series; real and complex Fourier series; and an introduction to partial differential equations.
MAT337Calculus for Engineers 3
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT217
The main objective of this course is to continue the study of calculus, covering mainly parametric and polar curves, three dimensional analytic geometry, differentiation and integration of functions of several variables, and vector calculus. Line integrals, and Green's theorem are also covered.
CHM212General Chemistry
3 credits
The purpose of this course is to present a general outline on chemistry. Through this course chemistry is introduced in its various aspects: the structure of the atom, the various models, and the properties of the elements in the periodic table; various chemical bonds, the Lewis structure, VSEPR rules; thermochemistry, thermodynamics and chemical equilibrium; kinetic chemistry, reactions rate orders, the Arrhenius law; solutions chemistry, acids and bases and various acid­base equilibrium; complexation, liquid solid equilibrium and solubility product; and Oxydoreduction titration and electrochemical cells.
CHM270Laboratory of General Chemistry
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: CHM212 Or CHE212 Or CHM210 Or CHE210
The general chemistry laboratory aims to develop different skills for the practical application of theoretical knowledge of general chemistry. Techniques to be learned: preparation and dilution of solutions, experimental verification of the Nernst equation, realization of different types of acid­ base and redox titration by volumetric, calorimetric, pH­metric or potentiometric monitoring, and the study of solubility and precipitation reactions and characterization of ions present in a given matrix. The goal of the lab course is to ensure that students are capable of understanding the chemical concepts and to carry out experiments safely and carefully in the laboratory, to obtain data accurately and to manipulate the data correctly.
GEN350Mathematics for Engineers
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT227 And MAT307 And MAT337
The main objective of this course is to complete the knowledge of mathematics for the student engineer. It mainly covers the following themes: functions of a complex variable; analytical functions; Cauchy-Riemann conditions; harmonic functions; Cauchy integrals formulae; Taylor series; singular points; inverse Laplace transformation; special functions (Gamma and Beta functions); Bessel function; orthogonal functions (Tchebychev, Legendre, Hermite, Laguerre); and discrete-time Markov Chains.
GEN250Modern Physics
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT227
The course covers principles and concepts of relativity, quantum mechanics and their applications. The following topics will be covered along with their applications: the failure of classical physics; the special theory of relativity; the particle properties of electromagnetic radiation; the wave properties of particles; the Schr and ouml; dinger equation; the Rutherford-Bohr model of the atom and the hydrogen atom in wave mechanics.
GEN428Numerical Analysis
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT227 And MAT307 And GIN231 or GIN222
The purpose of this course is to provide numerical concepts and methods needed by students to solve different engineering problems. Topics covered include: resolution of non-linear equations; numerical integration; data approximation and interpolation and numerical resolution of differential equations. Many numerical methods are implemented and tested using Matlab software.
GEN270Physics Laboratory
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEN250
Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I may remember. But, involve me, and I'll understand. Chinese proverb. The laws of physics are based on experimental and observational facts. Laboratory work is therefore an important part of a course in general physics, helping students develop skills in fundamental scientific measurements and increasing understanding of the physical concepts. It is valuable for students to experience the difficulties of making quantitative measurements in the real world and to learn how to record and process experimental data.
STA307Probability and Statistics for Engineers
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT217
This course aims to provide students with the most common concepts of probability theory and statistical inference, with a unique balance between theory and methodology. Interesting relevant applications using real data will be used to show how the concepts and methods can be applied to solve problems in the different fields of engineering in practice.
Engineering courses
GEL410Applied Electronics
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL211
This course covers the following topics: diodes; Zener diodes; bipolar transistors (BJT); amplifiers; sampling of analog signals; combinational logic circuits (OR, AND, NOT, XOR, Boolean algebra, Karnaugh diagrams); decoders; encoders; multiplexers; demultiplexers; comparators; adders; subtractors; arithmetic logic units; and converters ADC/DAC.
GMC420Applied Thermodynamics
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC340
This course is the second part of Thermodynamics. It prepares the students to analyze and design preliminary thermodynamic plants by applying and examining the following concepts: the generation of electric power using steam and gas power plants; refrigeration and air conditioning and heat pumps; cogeneration facilities; gas turbines and their use in the aerospace industry; gas mixtures and psychrometrics; reacting mixtures and combustion.
GMC320Dynamics of particles
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT227
This course presents the fundamentals of engineering dynamics. It covers the following topics: kinematics of a particle (absolute and relative motion, description of motion in various systems of coordinates); kinetics of a particle; force and acceleration (Newton’s second law of motion); work and energy (principle of conservation of energy); impulse and momentum (conservation of linear momentum).
GMC330Dynamics of Rigid Bodies
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT307 And GMC310 And GMC320
Dynamics of rigid bodies is a sub-branch of the general field of study known as engineering mechanics. It is very closely related to—and often combined with—the study of statics, which you encountered in GMC 310, with the study of the Mechanics Engineering Dynamics GMC 320 where we have covered the dynamics of particles. In this subject, we will thus study accelerated motion of rigid bodies. We will then take a step towards the more realistic engineering problems by considering the size, shape, and orientation of objects as they accelerate. We term this type of motion “Rigid Body Motion.” We begin, with the kinematics of rigid bodies, looking first at the rotational motion of objects. We will then introduce the possibility that objects can move (and accelerate) by translating and rotating at the same time. Furthermore, GMC 330 covers many of the three-dimensional kinematics and kinetics of rigid body principles. Finally, an introduction to vibrational motion, or what happens when objects oscillate about a neutral state, will be covered.
GEL211Electric Circuits
3 credits
This course presents the basics of electric circuits’ analysis: introduction to theory, circuit variables and elements (dependent and independent voltage and current sources, resistors, inductors, capacitors); basic analysis and design of resistive circuits and different analysis techniques (Node-Voltage analysis, Mesh-Current analysis, source transformations, Thevenin’s and Norton’s equivalent, maximum power transfer, and Superposition methods); an introduction to capacitance, inductance, and mutual inductance; current-voltage relation; RC, RL and RLC circuits analysis (natural and step responses). Topics also include ideal operational amplifiers circuit simplification, steady-state and transient analysis, phasors, frequency response, Kirchhoff’s laws and Thevenin’s and Norton’s equivalent represented in the frequency domain, Laplace transform and an introduction to Transfer functions.
GEL271Electric Circuits Lab
1 credits
This course presents the basics of electric circuits’ analysis: introduction to theory, circuit variables and elements (dependent and independent voltage and current sources, resistors, inductors, capacitors); basic analysis and design of resistive circuits and different analysis techniques (Node-Voltage analysis, Mesh-Current analysis, source transformations, Thevenins and Nortons equivalent, maximum power transfer, and Superposition methods); an introduction to capacitance, inductance, and mutual inductance; current-voltage relation; RC, RL and RLC circuits analysis (natural and step responses). Topics also include ideal operational amplifiers circuit simplification, steady-state and transient analysis, phasors, frequency response, Kirchhoffs laws and Thevenins and Nortons equivalent represented in the frequency domain, Laplace transform and an introduction to Transfer functions.
GEL312Electric Power Systems
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL211
This course introduces first the concepts of sinusoidal steady-state analysis in order to prepare the students for the balanced three-phase electric circuits’ analysis: current, voltage, and power as well as power factor compensation are calculated. Then, special cases of unbalanced three-phase electric circuits are studied with the method of symmetrical components. Finally, an overview of magnetic theory is presented and the transformer explained.
GEL373Electric Power Systems Laboratory
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL312
The course introduces first PSim software, then the RLC resonant circuits. Single-phase circuits are implemented: currents, voltages, powers, power factors are measured and simulated. Boucherot Theorem and power factor compensation are applied. Balanced three-phase circuits are then analyzed and simulated along with the Two-Wattmeter method and Delta-To-Wye transformation. Unbalanced three-phase circuits are also studied, measured and simulated with PSIM software. Determination of the elements of the equivalent circuit model of a single-phase transformer is also applied.
GMC596Final Project I
1 credits
This course encourages the students to demonstrate preparedness to start their careers as professional engineers. This is done by investigating a research topic relevant to the profession and, further, by assessing its practical experience.The research topic will give the student the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills from various courses and laboratories throughout the investigation of an approved research topic.
GMC597Final Project II
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC596
This course encourages the students to demonstrate preparedness to start their careers as professional engineers. This is done by investigating a research topic relevant to the profession and, further, by assessing its practical experience.The research topic will give the student the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills from various courses and laboratories throughout the investigation of an approved research topic.
GMC471Fluid and Thermal Lab
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC435 And GMC451
The objective of this laboratory is to show the students different experiments in thermal sciences. The students will investigate the laws and theories of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer using diverse methods of measurements including limitations and boundaries of each theory.
GMC430Fluid Mechanics
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC340
This course provides a concise and clear presentation of fundamental topics in fluid mechanics, which deals with energy transportation by a fluid. These topics concern the development and application of control volume and differential form analysis and applications of fluid flows. Topics include fundamental concepts, basic equations in integral form for a control volume, introduction to differential analysis of fluid motion, potential flow, incompressible flow, and internal and external viscous flows including boundary layer concepts.
GMC465Fluid Mechanics II
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC430
This course has two parts. The first is devoted to the study of compressibility effects in gas flows: the speed of sound, adiabatic and isentropic steady flow, isentropic flow with area changes, normal-shock wave, the operation of converging and diverging nozzles, two-dimensional supersonic flow, and Prandtl-Meyer expansion waves. The second part concerns the effects of viscosity, concept of boundary layer, effects of pressure gradient on the boundary layer, and finally the turbulence and its modeling.
GMC451Heat Transfer
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC430
The objective of this course is to extend the knowledge of thermodynamics and fluid analysis by considering the rates of the heat transfer modes, namely, conduction, convection, and radiation and their applications. Thus, the course will cover steady and transient heat conduction, extended surfaces, external and internal forced convection of laminar and turbulent flows, natural convection, heat exchanger principles, thermal radiation, view factors and radiation exchange between diffuse and gray surfaces. Further, numerical simulations in one and two-dimensional problems will be developed.
GMC461HVAC Systems
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC451
This course is intended to introduce the sanitary, plumbing and heating systems applied in the construction field. For the heating aspect, it prepares the students to become familiar with the preliminary rules and standards for analyzing, calculating and designing a complete hot water heating system with all its components, ranging from the mechanical room equipment to the distribution piping networks and ending with the heat emitters. For the sanitary and plumbing systems it aims to provide the know-how to design and calculate the cold, hot, hot water return, waste, sewage and storm systems with all necessary equipment as pumps, cold storage tanks, hot water heaters, valves, pipe sizing and layouts.
GMC435Hydraulics
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC430
This course deals with basic concepts of hydraulics, namely, the continuity, energy and momentum equations. This includes hydrostatics, internal viscous with application of Bernoulli equation and losses. Further, it covers physical modeling (dimensionless analysis and similarities), hydraulic pumps, and turbines.
GMC466Internal Combustion Engines
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC451
The design of the internal combustion engine is highly empirical science. This course is intended to demonstrate the application of engineering sciences applied to internal combustion engines, both spark-ignition and compression-ignition. Such applications include stoichiometry and thermochemistry of air-fuel mixtures, predictions of chemical equilibrium, heat transfer, fluid flow, and friction, lubrication processes relevant to ICE design, performance, efficiency, emissions, fuel requirements, air-pollution, fuel cost, and others.
GMC480Internship I
1 credits
This training enables the students to face new challenging engineering practice in the real world. Further, this training permits the students to discover how to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, ethical, manufacturability, and sustainability. The students will communicate effectively and have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, and the impact of engineering solutions. The students will, at the end of their training session, submit a report for evaluation.
GMC581Internship II
1 credits
This is a training course done in industry. It enables the students to discover the working world to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, ethical, manufacturability, and sustainability. The students will communicate effectively and have understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, and the impact of engineering solutions. The students will, at the end of their training session, submit a report to be evaluated by a departmental committee.
GIN221Introduction to Programming
3 credits
This introductory course in programming enables engineering students to learn the methods of rigorous software development solutions in the object-oriented paradigm. The course is supplemented by laboratory sessions for the application of programming concepts studied in the Eclipse integrated development environment.
GEL425Linear Control Systems
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEN428
This course is designed to provide the students with the fundamental principles of the control of dynamical systems. It covers the following topics: linear system modelling (electrical systems, mechanical systems, electro-mechanical systems), transfer function; time response of first order and second order linear systems, error, stability of a feedback system; root locus analysis; frequency response, Bode diagram, Nyquist diagram; correction of linear systems, gain and phase margins, P, PI, PD and PID corrections.
GMC470Manufacturing and Workshop Lab
1 credits
Students will apply the techniques of traditional machining (lathing, sharpening, drilling, milling and rectifying), looking at the choice of the appropriate materials for cutting tools, the sharpening of the lathing cutting tools and how to prepare the technical sheet of machining. They will also apply some techniques and positions for MMA welding.
GMC455Manufacturing Techniques
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC445
Students will study the techniques of traditional machining (lathing, sharpening, drilling, milling and rectifying), the materials of cutting tools used for machining, the main parameters of machining and their influences on the quality of finished products, the life time of tools and the speed of production. Also covered are the different types of machine tools and their domain of use according to the dimensions, and quantities of pieces to be fabricated.
GMC360Mechanical Engineering Drawings
2 credits
Technical drawing is the professional language used in the mechanical engineering world. The purpose of this course is to teach the students the standards of drawing, how to draw projection views, perspective views, and section views using a 3D model. The students will be able to place the dimensions as well as the tolerances on their drawings. The drawings will be performed on paper and on a computer aided design program (2D, 3D).
GMC452Mechanical vibrations
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC330
This course covers the following topics: basic definitions; single degree of freedom systems (equations of motion, undamped and damped vibrations, free and forced vibrations, response of systems to external excitations, vibration isolation); two degrees of freedom systems (equations of motion, coordinate transformation, principal coordinates, vibration modes, torsional vibration); and an introduction to multi-degrees of freedom systems.
GMC445Metallurgy
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: (CHM212 Or CHE212) and GMC440
The objective of this course is to give students basic knowledge about the available materials (ferrous and non-ferrous), the principles of material selection, and how to find suitable materials for their design projects based on the mechanical properties, and the choice of appropriate heat treatment procedure. Also covered will be the knowledge of welding procedures, focusing on the most common welding procedures for construction and maintenance.
GEN499Seminars and Conferences
Each semester, the Faculty of Engineering organizes several seminars and conferences in which leading figures in the professional and academic world target future engineers with a speech presenting scientific, technical, and/or industrial topics, etc. and showing them the various aspects of the engineering profession.
GMC310Statics
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT217
The course covers fundamental concepts of mechanics relating to forces acting on rigid bodies. It includes problems involving actions and reactions on structures and machines in two and three dimensions, shear and moment diagrams, centroids, center of mass/gravity, moments of inertia, friction, dry friction and friction forces on screws. There is also an introduction to the principle of virtual work.
GMC440Strength of Materials
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT227 And GMC310
This course presents the theory and application of the fundamentals of mechanics of materials: stress and strain; tension, compression, and shear; Hooke's law, Mohr's circle, combined stresses, strain-energy; beams, columns, shafts, and continuous beams; deflections, shear and moment diagrams. Thin-walled structures, buckling and columns and energy methods (Castiglianos).
GMC472Strength of Materials Lab
1 credits
This course starts with a brief introduction about the safety procedures of the lab. Reliability of measurements and statistical analysis for experimental data is provided to the students. They will also study: verification of theoretical models through testing; trusses, tension test (stress-strain diagram, determination of yield strength, ultimate strength, modulus of elasticity, percentage elongation and percentage reduction in areas); buckling test; hardness tests; impact tests; parabolic arc; and suspension bridges.
GMC450Theory of Machines
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC440
Mechanical engineers come across many machines. Therefore, the knowledge of various mechanisms, power transmission, linkages and dynamical forces are offered in this subject. The study of kinematics is concerned with understanding relationships between the geometry and the motions of the parts of a machine. The overall objective of this course is to learn how to analyze the motions of mechanisms, and design mechanisms to give desired motions. This course includes relative motion analysis, design of gears, gear trains, cams and linkages, graphical and analytical analysis of position, velocity and acceleration, clutches, brakes and dynamometers. Students will be able to understand the concepts of displacement, velocity and acceleration of a simple mechanism, drawing the profile of cams and its analysis, gear kinematics with gear train calculations, theory of friction, clutches, brakes and dynamometers.
GMC340Thermodynamics
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: CHM212 Or CHE212
This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the transformation of thermal energy and the behavior of its physical quantities. Such transformation is the conversion of heat into work. Engineers are generally interested in studying systems and how they interact with their surroundings. Its use becomes indispensable in our society.
Technical Electives
GMC5753D Modeling and Graphics Lab
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC541
Students will learn about product development and design processes and methods, including product specifications, concept development, engineering drawings, design for prototyping, and manufacturing. This course also covers the fundamentals of 3D modeling, basic manufacturing processes, engineering design, proof of concept, rapid prototyping, assembly model, assembly drawing, manufacturing process planning, electromechanical assembly, and testing and troubleshooting electromechanical systems.
GMC514Acoustics
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC452
The objective of this course is to introduce the students to acoustics and noise. It constitutes a self-contained and practically useful body of knowledge in the field of acoustics. Important matters such as the measurement of sound and the effect of noise on people are considered. This course covers advanced topics too, such as: the three dimensional wave equation; solutions to the three dimensional wave equation; the monopole sound source; sound power; acoustic levels; energy density on a room; reverberation time; Statistical Absorption coefficient; steady state room acoustics; transmission loss; effective intensity in a diffuse field; composite transmission loss; noise levels outside enclosures; and transmission loss characteristics.
GEL556Advanced Control
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL425
The purpose of this course is providing an in-depth study of the numerical control of sampled systems, including a detailed study of non-linear systems.
GEL574Advanced Control Lab
1 credits
The main objective of this lab is to apply different topics learned in the basic control system course and the advanced one using Matlab and Simulink. Also, some new topics are introduced such as the identification, the calculation of the PID controller, the idea of fractional calculus applied to the generalized PID controller and much more.
GMC509Advanced Energy Systems Lab
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC502
The course covers domestic water heating systems, domestic boilers, simple compression refrigeration cycle, test stand for single cylinder engines, oil and fuel Internal combustion engines, gas turbine, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
GMC511Advanced Manufacturing Techniques
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC455 And GMC470
The objective of this course is to expand on the preliminary industrial development and show the students how to design, and work on the planning, scheduling, and control of manufacturing systems with emphasis on information flow and decision-making within the field of manufacturing. Additionally, the course is designed to present to students a number of interpersonal skills and competencies necessary for a sustained career in manufacturing such as system simulation, simulation models of manufacturing systems and system performance under different production planning and control policies.
GMC512Advanced Manufacturing Techniques Lab
1 credits
The objectives of this course is to provide an integrated treatment of the analysis and applications of advanced manufacturing techniques. The theory of GMC 511 is reviewed to control machines numerically. Algorithms are developed to program NC machines. The lab work includes operation of machines to demonstrate the programming skills using the LabView software.
GMC504Advanced Mechanics of Transfers
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC451
This course covers the classical and numerical techniques applied to the solution of steady and transient conduction and convection problems. Multidimensional steady state and transient problems are considered. Duhamel’s theorem, complex variable solutions, error function and Laplace Transform solution to PDE are further considered to solve conduction problems. Laminar and turbulent heat transfer flows in ducts and boundary layers are further considered.
GMC462Advanced Transport Phenomena
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC451
The course provides a theoretical and practical basis for understanding and quantifying mass, momentum and energy transport motivated by examples and applications relevant to environmental engineering problems. Both molecular and macroscopic principles will be discussed highlighting unifying principles underlying transport processes and properties. Students will develop proficiency in problem formulation, making simplifying assumptions, and using a range of analytical and numerical solution methods. Coupled transport processes will be explored primarily through self-study as part of class project requirements.
GMC536Air Conditioning
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC451
This course is intended to introduce the air conditioning systems applied in the construction field. The first part covers the calculation procedure and methodology for determining the air conditioning load necessary for the studied application; the second part introduces and discusses the humid air evolution on the psychrometric chart to finally select the required and suitable air conditioning unit.
GMC525CAD/CAM
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC360 and GMC460
An introductory course that demonstrates the integration of Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided-Manufacturing (CAM). This is a study of modern prototyping and machining methods, teaching the use of specific software for converting 2D and 3D CAD drawing geometry directly into toolpath information used to drive numerically controlled turning and milling machines.
GMC515Composite Materials
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC445
The objective of this course is to introduce the students to structural mechanics and applications of composite materials. Topics covered: anisotropic materials; laminated composites; buckling and dynamics; strength and failure; inter-laminar stresses; de-lamination; design considerations. Students will acquire knowledge on advanced composite materials, such as: macro-mechanics of a lamina, micro-mechanical analysis of a lamina, analysis of laminates, failure analysis of laminates and design of laminated composite structures.
GMC539Computational Fluid Dynamics
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC465
This course is a straightforward introduction to the practical details involved in computational activity for numerical heat transfer and fluid flow analysis. Intended as an introduction to the field, the course emphasizes physical significance rather than mathematical manipulation, and carries a description of the numerical method to the point where students can begin to write and test computer programs using Matlab. Beginning with consideration of heat conduction, the course discusses the interaction of convection and conduction leading to analysis of the procedure for fluid flow calculation.
GMC508Computational Fluid Dynamics Lab
1 credits
This course aims to introduce students to the following industrial software used in computational fluid dynamics: GAMBIT (mesh generation), FLUENT (calculation) and Tecplot (results post-processing). Different exercises covering the different branches of fluid mechanics (incompressible, compressible, turbulence, two phase, 2D and 3D, unsteady) and heat transfer are treated numerically.
GMC517Computational Solid Mechanics Lab
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEN450
The course is designed for students in order to improve their understanding and training needed to solve problems using computational methods to better understand the fundamental principles on which computer simulations are based. Students will learn to develop and implement their own material constitutive models for deformation and failure using commercially available finite element codes more effectively. Experimental validation will be also discussed in this course.
GEL430Electric Machines
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL410
This course covers the following: structure and function; magnetic circuit of a DC machine; DC generators (classification and characteristics); DC motors (classification and characteristics); synchronous machines (construction and principle of operation); synchronous generator characteristics; synchronous motor characteristics; asynchronous motor (construction, principle of operation and characteristics).
GEL473Electric Machines Lab
1 credits
The aim of the practical work is the implementation of the various theoretical concepts learned in the course (DC generators and motors, synchronous generators, synchronous and asynchronous motors). Simulation problems and practical examples will be studied.
GMC502Energy Production
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC420
Students will learn about the generation of electric power using fossil and wind energy sources, power plant thermal cycle analysis, cogeneration and combined cycles, wind energy and capacity, economics, operations, and design of electric power stations.
GEN450Finite Element Method
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEN428
The objective of this course is to analyze real world structural mechanics problems using the finite element method. The mathematical roots of FEA will be covered extensively in this course, on which nearly all structural analysis software is built. The course will provide for the specific challenges of engineers across all mechanical disciplines (aerospace, manufacturing, mechanical and mechatronic). Also, this course provides deep insight into the operation of finite element analysis software by training the students to implement a detailed FE study including planning, modelling, meshing, solving, evaluating results and validating against real world data.
GMC507Finite Volume Method
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC504
This course is a straightforward introduction to the practical details involved in computational activity for numerical heat transfer and fluid flow analysis. Intended as an introduction to the field, the course emphasizes physical significance rather than mathematical manipulation, and carries a description of the numerical method to the point where students can begin to write and test computer programs using Matlab. Beginning with consideration of heat conduction, the course discusses the interaction of convection and conduction leading to analysis of the procedure for fluid flow calculation.
GMC506Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC504
Students will study the systems and the basic components that make up these systems, both hydraulic and pneumatic. Emphasis is placed on understanding the language and graphical symbols associated with fluid power and the performance characteristics of system components.
GMC425Instrumentation and Measurements for Mechanical Engineers
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL410
A course on the general concepts of measurement systems; classification of sensors and sensors types; interfacing concepts; data acquisition, manipulation, transmission, and recording; introduction to LABVIEW; applications; and a team project on design, and implementation of a measuring device.
GMC541Machinery Design
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC460
This is an advanced course on modeling, design, integration and best practices for use of machine elements such as bearings, springs, gears, cams and mechanisms. Modeling and analysis of these elements is based upon extensive application of physics, mathematics and core mechanical engineering principles (solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, manufacturing, estimation, computer simulation, etc.).
GMC516Machinery Design
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC450
This is an advanced course on modeling, design, integration and best practice for use of machine elements such as bearings, springs, gears, cams and mechanisms. Modeling and analysis of these elements is based upon extensive application of physics, mathematics and core mechanical engineering principles (solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, manufacturing, estimation, computer simulation, etc.).
GMC460Mechanical Engineering Design
3 credits
The objective of this course is to introduce machinery design for the students. They will learn the broadest aspects of engineering design, and will have a solid knowledge of how to present a methodology for solving a machine component problem, taking into account the safety factor, ecology and social significance. Also, this course covers the structural integrity of any mechanical machinery components, theories of failure, reliability analysis, selection of materials, stability, impact, fatigue and fracture mechanics and surface damage assessment.
GMC500Mechanical Systems Design Project
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC 460
In this course, students will develop a novel mechanical system by the group work based on the design which was planned in the previous course "Creative Design of Mechanical Systems". Through brainstorming ideas, developing a machine, cyclically assessing and optimizing its performance, students will acquire skills to create, design and produce the machines and also learn about the group work, management, discussion and presentation. For this purpose, students will discuss in the group to establish the concept of mechanical system, will design and draft the system, will fabricate and purchase the parts if necessary and will manage the budget and schedule, supported by periodical reviews of the instructors. This course facilitates students ability to tackle unknown or unsolved problems and to successfully perform bachelor thesis researches.
GMC519Mechatronic Systems Lab
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL503
Mechatronics is a design philosophy involving a complete integration of mechanical engineering, electronics, control theory and computer engineering in order to design a product. It is based on an interdisciplinary approach involving concurrently many disciplines and allowing flexibility and adaptability by replacing some mechanical functions by electronic processing. The lab is a concrete proof of the importance of the interdisciplinary approach by applying instrumentation concepts and mechanical control using a PLC with its human to machine interface.
GEL502Microprocessor Systems
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL410
This course introduces basic computer architecture and assembly language programming. The Intel 8088 and 8086 microprocessors are considered as a practical example. Software architecture of the microprocessor, the instruction set (assembly language); addressing modes and machine language are then presented. Input/output types and interfaces are then discussed. Interrupts are explained. Moreover, we introduce the microcontroller families: Motorola, Intel, Microchip. We study the internal resources and programming of Microchip PIC microcontrollers, as well as developing multiple practical applications.
GEL503Microprocessor Systems Lab
1 credits
The main objective of this course is to apply different microcontroller topics and peripherals, introduced using the assembly language, physically. To do so, the EasyPic6 board is used along with the MikroBasic program to write down the program. A simulator and a conversion to assembly language are found within this program.
GMC505Refrigeration
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC451
The course covers the following: a review of thermodynamics principles; fundamentals of heat and mass transfer; theoretical and actual vapor compression cycles; food storage conditions; main components (compressor, condenser, evaporator, expansion valves); refrigerants; cooling load calculation for refrigeration.
GEL552Robotics
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL425
By the end of this course the students must be able to imagine and describe the motion of any robot. They will learn the skills to be able to analyze the velocities, singularities and force transmissions involved.
GEL504Sensors and Acquisition Systems
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL410
The aim of this course is to provide working engineers with the necessary skills and knowledge relevant to the process control and instrumentation industry. The students will be able to understand a whole acquisition system, and be able to design a process industry control from the sensor to the actuator.
GMC576Stability and Control Lab
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC330 and GEL425
This course teaches the students the principles of robot dynamics through different computer simulation and experimental applications, and highlights the problems of controlling a robot motion. Static and dynamic stability and response characteristics are defined. Motion qualities of a robot, and disturbances affecting its motion, are to be tested and analyzed in the lab with stability and related sensor systems.
GMC513Steel Structures Design
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC440 And GEN450
The objective of this course is to introduce the students to the design philosophy, structural analysis and basis of codes of practice (i.e. ASME and BS). They will examine the design of steel components, local buckling, cross-section classification, design of tension members, compression members, beams and beam-columns. Also covered will be the design of steel connections, general consideration of bolts and welds, analysis and design of connections. At the end of this course students will have sufficient knowledge about the behavior of steel structures and how to design structural steel members and connections.
GMC555Thermal System Design
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC451
This course is designed to develop the heat transfer and fluid dynamics fundamentals into an integrated thermodynamic scheme, and give the students an opportunity to design a mechanical engineering thermal system by solving complex problems associated with energy engineering economy, manufacturing, sustainable design and optimization of energy efficiency for thermal and fluid systems encountered in mechanical engineering work.
GMC501Turbomachinery
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GMC451
This course is aimed at introducing the students to the basic principles of modern turbomachinery. Emphasis will be placed on steam and gas turbine applications and design. Therefore, applications of the principle of the fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and aerodynamics to design and analysis of turbines, pumps and compressors will be covered.
Approved Faculty Electives
GIN222Applied Programming for Engineers
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GIN221
This course emphasizes problem solving, algorithms, and an introduction to object-oriented programming. By the end of this course, students will be able to: break down computational problems into a series of easily managed steps; process data and perform input and output operations on it; implement, test, and debug a designed solution to a problem in Java, Matlab or the C language; and demonstrate a good understanding of libraries and use them for program development.
GIN231Data structures and Algorithms
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GIN221
The first part of this course introduces some concepts of object-oriented programming as well as recursion as a programming technique. In the second part, the following data structures are studied: static arrays, dynamic arrays, linked lists, stacks, queues and trees. In addition, an introduction to computational complexity is introduced in this course which allows for making a reasonable comparison between the different implementations of the above data structures.
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