Mechanical Engineering Program

  • Overview
  • Degree Plans
  • Course Description
  • Final Year Projects
  • Enrollment and Graduation Statistics

Mechanical Engineering is concerned with the design, development, manufacture, operation and maintenance of a wide variety of machines and systems. Mechanical Engineering requires understanding of core concepts in the areas of physics, mathematics, statics, kinematics, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, machine design, mechanics of materials, materials science, structural analysis, eloctromechanical systems, and more. Mechanical Engineers use these core principles along with tools like computer-aided design, computer aided modelling and simulation, and experimental techniques to solve engineering problems and/or design new products/processes. Mechanical Engineers today deal with a wide range of systems, industrial equipment, and machinery including heating and cooling systems, vehicles and transport systems, aircrafts, watercrafts, robots, computer integrated manufacturing systems, medical devices, power plants, and more.

Mechanical and Industrial Engineers often collaborate, particularly in the field of manufacturing engineering, to ensure that a system of people and manufacturing equipment generate products from a supply of materials efficiently.

The Mechanical Engineering program offered by the Department is ABET accredited. It is designed to produce graduates who can become future leaders for industry, academia, government and the society in Oman; and whose vision is founded upon fundamental knowledge, creative and analytical skills, local/regional perspective, and ethics. Through a blend of course work and projects, the Department tries to inculcate in students the ability to apply knowledge of science, mathematics and engineering to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams, provide leadership and technical expertise, and practice engineering with concern for society and environment. The engineering development skills are obtained through a series of project-oriented courses, while the needed practical experiences are achieved through a dynamic collaboration between MIE department and the industries in Oman and abroad.

To graduate, a student is required to complete a total of 136 credit hours resulting in the award of a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree. The credit hours are allocated to University, College, and Program requirements. The Department requirements include 77 credit hours of core courses and 12 credit hours of elective courses. The degree plan gives the complete information.

 

B.Eng Degree Requirements

Requirements

No. of Credits

University Requirements

6

University Electives

6

College Requirements

32

College Electives

3

Departmental Requirements

25

Major Requirements

52

Major Electives

12

TOTAL

136

 

 

 

 

Common Courses within the MIE Department:

Engineering Drawings and Graphics, Materials Science, Solid Mechanics, Manufacturing Processes, Probability & Statistics for Engineers, Engineering Economics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Electromechanical Systems. The Mechanical Engineering courses offered by the Department are designed to produce graduates who can become future leaders for industry, academia, government and the society in Oman; and whose vision is founded upon fundamental knowledge, creative and analytical skills, local/regional perspective and ethics.

 

Mechanical Engineering specialization courses:

Statics, Dynamics, Thermodynamics I, Product Design, Machine Dynamics, Thermodynamics II, Machine Design I, Seminar, Fluid Mechanics, Instrumentation & Measurements, Numerical Methods for Engineers, Engineering Systems & Control, Heat Transfer, Capstone Design, Engineering Materials, Design of Thermal Systems, Project I, Project II. In addition, students have a wide-range of options to choose from the list of “Major Electives” for their elective courses, which is provided in the degree plan.

 

Industrial Training Courses:

Two mandatory Industrial Training courses are also part of the College requirement. In Training I, students get a 2-week in-house training in their third year, during the break between the fall and spring semesters. In the MIE Department, this training is in the form of design projects to be carried out in the computer laboratories and the engineering workshop. Training II is planned in the summer after the students complete their fourth year. For a period of 8 weeks, the students receive training from a private company or government ministry related to their specialization. A number of students receive their summer training abroad through collaboration agreements with international parties or through International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE). The student, supervised by the training organization, has to submit a report to his/her program at the end of the training period. The industrial training program is coordinated by the Assistant Dean for Industrial Training and Community Services.

 

 

 

 

In order to graduate with B.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering, a student is required to complete a total of 136 credit hours.  The credit hours are allocated to University, College and Department requirements.

 

The Mechanical Engineering undergraduate degree plans can be downloaded by clicking on the following links:

 

2019 Degree Plan (Updated on April 22, 2019)

2018 Degree Plan (Updated on April 22, 2019)

2017 Degree Plan (Updated on April 22, 2019)

2016 Degree Plan (Updated on April 22, 2019)

2015 Degree Plan (updated on December 18, 2016)

2014 Degree Plan (updated on December 7, 2015)

2013 Degree Plan (updated on December 7, 2015)
2012 Degree Plan (updated on December 7, 2015)
2011 Degree Plan (updated on December 7, 2015)

2010 Degree Plan (updated on Aug 4, 2012)

2009 Degree Plan (updated on Nov13, 2012)

2008 Degree Plan

2007 Degree Plan

2006 Degree Plan

2005 Degree Plan

2004 Degree Plan

2003 Degree Plan

 

MEIE2102 Statics (3 Credits) 

(Prerequisite: PHYS2107 or PHYS2101)

Statics is a fundamental course for engineering students. The objective of the course is to introduce the Mechanical Engineering Students to the basics of equilibrium conditions of particles and rigid bodies. The course will integrate the knowledge of the students in the fields of mathematics and physics to understand nature of forces and moments; friction and structural mechanics; center of gravity and moment of inertia. The course will cover basic force and moment vectors, equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, structural analysis, center of mass and moment of inertia.

 


MEIE2181 Workshop II (1 Credits)

(Prerequisite: ENGR1600)

As well as giving an extensive grounding in theoretical aspects of engineering, the professional engineer   needs to appreciate the methods by which things are made and to understand and respect the skills involved in these processing. An elementary knowledge of manufacturing techniques is an essential for many undergraduate courses, so that some workshop experience is now regarded as necessary before starting an engineering course or in the initial year of that course. This course gives a "hands on"


MEIE3102 Solid Mechanics (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE2102 or MEIE2129)

Principles of basic mechanics are extended to cover range of simple stress calculations that all mechanical engineers should understand. These situations include concepts of normal and shear stress, concepts of normal and shear strain, relationship between stress and strain, normal stress and deformation in axially loaded members, shear stress and angle of twist in torque loaded members, stresses and deflection in beams, stresses in pressure vessels, statically indeterminate problems, and buckling of columns.


MEIE3107 Engineering Drawing & Graphics (3 credits)

Prerequisite: FPEL (0560 or 0600 or 0601 or 0602 or 0603 or 0604)

\Engineering drawing is the technical language of engineers and technicians in academic or industrial settings. This course provides introduction to the theory and standards of technical drawings, computer aided solid modelling. The course covers theory of technical drawing and modeling of two and three-dimensional objects. Topics covering in the theory are: conventions and standards of engineering drawing, sketching techniques, theory of projections, rules of dimensioning, auxiliary views, isometric views, pictorial views and tolerencing. The course extensively covers two and three-dimensional geometric modeling using latest CAD programs. Student will learn how to create solid models of parts and assemble them through several tutorial sessions. Modifying geometry, dimensioning, storing and retrieving predefined shapes, generating multiviews, designing and manipulating drawing sheets are also taught.


MEIE3109 Product Design (3 credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE3107)

This is a project based course that covers the product design process. Topics include: introduction; product design strategies; identification of customer needs; translation of customer needs into product design specifications; concept generation, selection and testing; product architecture with focus on developing interfaces; prototyping and design for manufacturing. An idea of patents and intellectual property, and economics of product design will be discussed.

 

MEIE3121 Dynamics (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE2102)

This course includes Rectilinear and curvilinear motion of particles and rigid bodies, kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, rotational and translational motion of rigid bodies, principle of work and energy in articles and rigid body dynamics, and principle of impulse and momentum in particle and rigid body dynamics.


MEIE3122 Machine Dynamics (3 credits)

(Prerequisite:  MEIE3121 or MEIE2129)

This course includes analysis and design of machines, kinematic analysis of mechanisms, cams, gears, gear force analysis, dynamics of machines, flywheels, balancing of machines- rotating and reciprocating unbalance, computer aided analysis and design, and case studies.


MEIE3141 Thermodynamics I (3 Credits)

Corequisite: PHYS2108 or PHYS2102

This fundamental course introduces basic concepts and laws of thermodynamics through a balanced handling of theory and engineering applications. Main topics Include: forms of energy, systems and control volumes, properties states, processes & cycles, heat & work, The zeroth law of thermodynamics, phase diagrams and property tables, equations of state, the first law of thermodynamics, heat engines and heat pumps, the second law of thermodynamics, the carnot cycle, the clausius inequality and entropy.


MEIE3142 Thermodynamics II (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE3141)

This course is the continuation of Thermodynamics I course (MEIE3141). The course will review the first and the second laws of thermodynamics, entropy and entropy generations for different thermodynamics systems. The course will discuss and analyze energy, different power cycles and air-conditioning process. Various examples will be discussed and analyzed throughout the course. Different power cycles efficiency will be discussed and analyzed. Different cycle components will be introduced and discussed, so students can relate their knowledge to engineering applications.

 

 

MEIE3161 Materials Science (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: CHEM1071)
This course is designed to introduce the students to Materials Science. Topics covered include the following: Atomic and Crystal Structures, Imperfections in crystalline materials, Mechanical properties of materials, fracture of metallic materials, phase diagrams and corrosion. In addition, engineering materials (e.g., alloys, polymers, ceramics, composites and advanced materials) and their properties and applications are introduced to the students.

 

 

MEIE3181 Electromechanical Systems (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MATH2107, PHYS2108)

This course introduces the fundamentals of electrical circuit analysis, electric machines and simulation of electromechanical systems. DC and AC circuits are discussed in this course, and students will be exposed to hands-on experience with electrical circuits. Moreover, simulation of electromechanical systems through finding their transfer functions is practiced. The course also covers the capabilities and limitations of different types of DC and AC electric machines in various drive applications.


MEIE3281 Probability & Statistics for Engineers (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MATH2107)

This course emphasizes on the role of probability and statistics in engineering. The course will cover data summary and presentations; Introduction to probability; Discrete and continuous probability distributions; Hypothesis testing; Curve fitting, regression and correlation; Introduction to statistical quality control; Also, the use of Computer applications in statistical analysis will be emphasized with its application to engineering problems.


MEIE4102 Machine Design I (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: (MEIE3102 or MCTE3230), (MEIE3107)

This course deals with design of basic machine elements. The course is intended to present the fundamental theory of machine design and teach students how to design and analyze machine components. It utilizes the background of knowledge in mechanics of materials and properties of materials. It gives the student straightforward tools for stresses, strains and strengths analyses of machine components subjected to axial, torsional, bending and combined loading. The course starts by introducing students to the various types of stresses and the different types of failure theories of static and cyclic loading conditions. The course will then cover the various methods of designing different machine components such as springs, shafts, gears, screws and bearings using appropriate fundamentals and failure theories. The domains of applicability of the course fundamentals in a wide range of engineering applications are also discussed. Emphasis is placed on design and not simply on problem solving or analysis. This course is designed to develop sound judgment and practice in design.


 

MEIE4122 Engineering Systems & Control (3 Credits)

(Prerequisites: MEIE3121, MATH4174)

Introduction to control systems, mathematical models of physical systems, input- output and state variable models, characteristics of feedback control systems, design specifications of feedback control systems, stability of linear feedback systems, the root-locus method, frequency response methods, stability in the frequency domain, design of feedback control systems.


MEIE4125 Instrumentation & Measurements (4 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE3181, MEIE3281)

This course reviews the measurement systems; static and dynamic characteristics of signals; measurement system behavior; uncertainty analysis; Analog electrical devices and measurements; Sampling and data acquisition. Measurement of motion, force, torque, pressure, flow, temperature, heat-flux and humidity; Signal conditioning and transmission; Computer aided data acquisition and analysis; Design and Analysis of Experiments (DOE); Case studies.


MEIE4141 Fluid Mechanics (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: PHYS2108)

This course covers the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics: fluid properties, fluid statics and kinematics, governing laws related to fluid flow (continuity, momentum and energy equations) and their applications, dimensional analysis, concept of laminar and turbulent flows, flow in pipe, drag and lift forces for simple bodies, introduction to compressible flows.


MEIE4144 Heat Transfer (3 Credits)

(Prerequisites: MEIE4141 and  MEIE3141 )

The course covers the fundamentals of heat transfer mechanisms (conduction, convection, and radiation): heat transfer problem analysis methodology, heat conduction equations in various geometries, one-dimensional steady heat conduction, electrical network analogy, fins, transient heat conduction, forced and free convection subjected to internal and external heat transfer surfaces, heat exchangers analysis, basic concepts of boiling and condensation.

MEIE4161 Engineering Materials

(Prerequisite: MEIE3161)

This course concentrates on engineering materials, their properties and use in design or performance enhancement. Topics include: classification of engineering materials, their properties, and behavior; metal and alloys, plastics and rubber, ceramics; composites, manipulation of material properties; Ashby method for material selection; emphasis on Mechanical Engineering applications. For metals: effects of work hardening and heat treatment, corrosion, and elevated temperature properties; for plastics and rubber: viscoelasticity, stress relaxation and creep, and phase transitions; for ceramics: flaw-dominated strength, fracture energy, and statistical determination of strength; for composites: thermal and environmental effects on properties, tailoring material properties for specific applications.

MEIE4183 Numerical Methods for Engineers (3 Credits)

(Prerequisites: (COMP2002 or ENGR2216 or ENGR2217), MATH3171)

This course covers the basics of numerical methods for the solution of applied problems in engineering Course emphasizes an understanding of the mathematics underlying the various numerical methods that have developed for solving linear and nonlinear problems and for approximating functions using polynomial approximations, splines and curve fitting. The course includes a treatment of numerical differentiation, numerical integration and an introduction to the computational solution of ordinary differential equations.


MEIE4191 Seminar (1 Credits)

Presentations on current engineering topics and industrial practices. The course reflects current trends in research and development in Mechanical Engineering, and emerging industrial applications of Mechanical systems. Students will choose a topic for presentation in consultation with a faculty member as seminar advisor. The students will collect the literature, read it, prepare a summary of it and present it in the seminar.

MEIE4262 Manufacturing Processes (3 Credits)

(Prerequisites: MEIE3161 or MEIE3262)

Introduction to manufacturing, manufacturing engineering and manufacturing processes. Casting processes including sand casting, permanent mold casting and disposable plaster mold casting. Pattern, mold and die design and casting defects. Engineering metrology, dimensional tolerances, testing and inspection, and quality assurance Metal forming including rolling, forging, extrusion, drawing, and swaging processes. Welding  process and technology selection.


MEIE4285 Engineering Economics (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MATH2107)

This course is an introduction to engineering economics, time value of money, discounted cash flow calculations, present-work comparisons, equivalent annual- worth comparisons, rate-of-return comparisons, structural analysis of alternatives, financial analysis, accounting and depreciation, effects of inflation, sensitivity analysis, industrial practices, break-even analysis, expected value, and, topics in engineering applications of economy.


MEIE5145 Design of Thermal Systems (3 Credits)

(Prerequisites: MEIE 4144, MEIE3142, MEIE4183)

This course is designed to focus on engineering systems that involve thermal and fluid transport. It integrates thermofluid fundamentals (thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer) along with engineering economics, optimization techniques, and computer programming/software. It covers system design concepts, mathematical modeling, optimization techniques, steady-state analysis of components of thermofluid systems, e.g., pumps, fans, compressors, heat exchangers, turbines, cooling towers and fluid distribution networks. Students will work on the projects that focus on thermofluid system, components’ sizing and overall system design and performance analysis using computer programing and/or dedicated software packages.

 

MEIE5149 Capstone Design (3 Credits)

(Prerequisites: MEIE3109, MEIE4102)

Capstone Design provides the senior mechanical engineering students with a realistic understanding of the design process.  The course is concern with developing students attitudes, approaches, design techniques and tools. The students will apply their knowledge to design a component and/or product by working on a term project. They will work in teams, prepare written and oral presentations, and discuss the economical, environmental, and ethical aspects of a proposed design. Main topics include: detailed design of a mechanical systems, modeling and simulation in design, materials selection and materials in design, reliability/safety, economic decision making, and communicating the design and applications. 

 

MEIE5151 Fundamentals of Turbomachinery (3 Credits)

(Prerequisites: (MEIE3142, MEIE4141)

The course introduces the fundamentals of turbomachines machines including pumps turbines and compressors. Comprehension of dynamics of the turbomachinery and its industrial applications. The understanding of the concept fluid power transformation and design of fluid machines. Introduction to fundamentals of turbomachinery design and selection process as per the industrial requirements, standards and codes.

 

MEIE5152 Fundamentals of Thermal Energy Storage Systems (3 Credits)

(Prerequisites: (MEIE3142)

This course is intended to provide students with an overview on energy storage schemes/devices and a discussion of how energy storage systems can be used to benefit the energy efficient concept. The course will explain the engineering concepts, operating principles, physics behind them, characterization methods and advantages of each energy storage system.

 

MEIE5193 Project I (2 Credits)

(Prerequisites: MEIE5149 and MEIE4144)

Final Year Project signifies the culmination of study towards a Degree of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE). This course consists of a combination of two phases: Part I (MEIE5193) and Part II (MEIE5194). The course offers the opportunity for MIE students to apply and integrate knowledge and skills have gained throughout their studies. Students are thoroughly engaged in solving open-ended engineering design problems. The solution typically require synthesis of design, sound judgment, technical and writing skills, analysis, creativity, innovation and cost analysis. MEIE5193 (FYP-I) topics include identifying customer/supervisor requirements; translating requirements into specifications in line with realistic constraints and design standards ; generating feasible conceptual designs; selecting and testing the best concept. It puts emphases on design architectures, environmental, economic and ethical aspects. Detailed design; design for manufacturing; prototyping and testing will be carried out in MEIE5194 (FYP-II). At the end of his/her work, the student is required to submit a technical report and deliver a poster presentation.

 

MEIE5194 Project II (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE5193)

The course will focus on detail design. Teach students how to integrate knowledge from the separate courses studied previously and concurrently. The students will tackle open-ended engineering problems whose solutions require a synthesis of design, judgment, technical skills, analysis, creativity, innovation and cost analysis. Afford students the opportunities to practice their skills in preparing and presenting reports. Teach students how to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data.

MEIE5288 Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE4285)

In today’s global economy it is important to equip university students with skills to innovate, and to be entrepreneur. Innovation is about growth, recognizing opportunities to create economical and social value. It has become the source of competence in all fields. This course provides students with a general introduction to innovation and entrepreneurship Topics include sources of innovation, creativity thinking, opportunity assessment, creative thinking methods, IP protection and business plan development.

MEIE5019 Internal Combustion Engines & Control of Exhaust (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE3142)

This advanced course teaches students how to apply the fundamentals they have learnt to the practical field of Internal Combustion Engines. The course of lectures and experimentation cover both petrol and diesel engines . Fuel, ignition, cooling and lubrication systems are student. The formation and control of exhaust emissions are discussed based on combustion characteristics and performance requirements.

 

MEIE5101 Mechanical Vibration (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE3121)

The main objective of this course is to study the mechanisms of generation and transmission of machinery vibration. The flexibility of the mechanical components and damping mechanisms are taken into account in designing methods of reduction and isolation of vibration in machines.

 

MEIE5110 Applied Finite Element Methods (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE3102)

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of the finite element method (FEM), and how to use this powerful design and analysis tool to tackle common mechanical engineering problems.  The first half of the course will cover the fundamentals of FEM. The second half will focus on the application of the method.  The course emphasizes the various methods of FE modeling and includes practical case studies in which problems are solved and critically examined by means of available commercial software.

 

MEIE5106 Pressure Vessel & Piping System Design (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE4102)

This course includes introduction to axial, bending, shear stresses, stress-strain relations, equilibrium equations, failure criteria, stresses in pressure vessels, general design guidelines, design of vessels and piping supports, stresses in cylindrical shells, piping systems, storage tanks, introduction to equipment related to pressure vessels and piping, introduction to various standards such as ASME pressure vessels, ANSI, API, etc . , case studies of typical engineering design problems.


MEIE5121 Modeling & Simulation of Engineering Systems (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MATH4174)

This course covers the “art” and “science” of translating the behavior of a physical system to an abstract description of that system in the form of differential equations. This course provides students with the "Bond Graph" methodology, utilized for the unified modeling, analysis and synthesis of engineering systems. This course will introduce students not only to the simple building blocks from which models (for hybrid systems) can be constructed, but also to the mindset with which a modeling challenge must be approached.

MEIE5122 Applied Multibody Dynamics (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE3122)

The basic course in dynamics or Basic Mechanics often deals well with the dynamics of one rigid body. In this course, a systematic approach to the generation and solution of equations of motion for interconnected rigid bodies will be covered. The systems studied consists of multiple interconnected rigid bodies (Robots, beam pump, walking machines,...) the so-called multibody systems. The course covers derivation of the equations of motion using Newton/Euler equations; angular momentum principle; Kane’s method; and Lagrange’s equations, with more focus on using kane's method. It will also cover Numerical solutions of nonlinear algebraic and differential equations governing the behavior of multiple degree of freedom systems; Symbolic and numerical computational methods; Computer simulation of multi-body dynamic systems using tools such as Matlab, and the multibody dynamics analysis program AUTOLEV; Treatment of holonomic and nonholonomic constraints, the extraction of data from equations of motion, and computational issues.


MEIE5124 Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE3122)

This course includes Maintenance Strategies (Policies), Critical Machinery, Common machinery failures, Root-causes of, Economics of Maintenance, Machinery Reliability, Condition Monitoring: Observation, Vibration, Acoustic Emission, Ultrasound, Performance, Oil Analysis, Oil Debris Analysis, Thermography, and Corrosion.  Condition Monitoring Instruments, Data Acquisition systems, Time and Frequency Domain Analysis of Signals, Statistical Analysis of signals, Trending, Machinery Failures and Diagnostics, Computerized Maintenance Management Systems.

MEIE5127 Analysis and Design of Control Systems (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE4122 or MCTE4450 )

This course covers the mathematical modeling and computer simulation and control of process dynamics. The topics introduced in this class are the role of process control in process operation, the basic hardware and instrumentation for process control, the mathematical modeling of processes, various simple empirical models for designing controllers, the analysis of dynamical systems, stability analysis, performance analysis of feedback loops, and the basic control strategies.

MEIE5130 Mechatronics Systems and Applications (3 Credits)

(Prerequisites: MEIE4125, MEIE4102)

Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary field that integrates Mechanical, Electronics, Control and Computer Engineering in the design of systems and products. The course deals with basic of sensors, actuators, measurements, electronics, microprocessors, programmable logic controllers (PLC), feedback control, robotics and their implementation. The course includes provide hands on working knowledge of real time programming, computer interfacing, mechanical design and fabrication.


MEIE5131 Legged Locomotion of Robots (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE3122)

Introduction to the biomechanical analysis of terrestrial Locomotion based on the mechanical laws of motion. The course covers legged locomotion, as they apply to robots and animals. Topics include Passive Dynamics in Legged Locomotion, Spring like models and running, Raibert Hopping Robots, Energetic of Locomotion, Introduction to Control and Optimality in Locomotion, ZMP and Capture Point Method.

 

 

MEIE5132 Smart Materials and Structures (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE4125 or MCTE4145 )

Generalized configurations and functional descriptions of smart materials, Review of Maxwell Equations, Design of Permanent Magnet circuits and applications, Modeling and dynamic characteristics of 1st and 2nd order systems, Principle of magnetostrictive/piezoelectric materials and their effects, Design of magnetostrictive/piezoelectric actuators,  mechanical and electromagnetic analysis of the magnetostrictive/piezoelectric actuators using finite element method (FEM) for both resonant and non-resonant actuators, Design of magnetostricvive/piezoelectric sensors, Electromagnetic analysis of the magnetostrictive/piezoelectric sensors (displacement, temperature, force sensors, accelerometer) using FEM,  Static and dynamic characteristics of actuators and sensors.

 

MEIE5141 Solar Energy Systems (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE4144)

The course aims at providing the student with solar energy fundamentals and applications. The course includes Solar geometry, extraterrestrial radiation, solar radiation measurement and estimation. Solar thermo collectors and storage solar thermal system performance. Solar cooling, solar thermal power systems, solar desalination. Solar PV principles and applications.

 

MEIE5142 Solar Thermal Processes (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE4144)

This courses introduces mechanical engineering students to the fundamentals and principles of solar thermal processes which will qualify them for modeling and designing solar thermal systems  that works on solar energy. The course focuses on solar radiation calculations and the modeling of solar thermal processes using flat-plate collectors and concentrating collectors.

 

MEIE5146 Renewable Energy (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE3142 or MEIE3159)

This course introduces through a balanced handling of theory of the fundamentals of renewable energy processes and engineering application of basic principles of renewable energy sources, such as solar energy and solar radiation, energy from the ocean, tides energy, geothermal energy, biogas production, photo voltaic, fuel cells, wind energy and fission and fusion reactions.


MEIE5147 Energy Conservation and Management (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite; MEIE3141 or MEIE3159)

This course introduces the energy conservation and energy management principles and covers fuels and energy use, forms of energy, trends in energy demand and impact on environment, sustainability and renewable energy sources, review of thermofluids science, power cycles and efficiency measures, waste energy recovery and cogeneration in steam and gas turbines and other energy systems and processes. It also covers energy management, energy auditing procedures, tools and instrumentation, energy saving opportunities in industrial as well as building energy systems, electrical motors and variable speed drive and power factor. Students will be exposed to real-world energy conservation and management problems by conducting energy audit of actual energy systems and analysis and economic assessments of alternative technologies of energy consuming systems or processes.


MEIE5148 Desalination (3 Credits)

(Prerequisites: MEIE4144)

This course covers: Water resources, Chemistry of saline water, thermal desalination, Reverse Osmosis, Scale formation; pre-and post-treatment operations. Economic consideration of various desalination processes.


MEIE5013 Design of Air Conditioning Systems (3 Credits)

(Prerequisites: MEIE4144, MEIE3142)

This course introduces through a balanced handling of theory of the fundamentals of the basic principles of air conditioning design systems such as thermal comfort, Psychometrics and applications to heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems design analysis, Basic heat transfer in buildings, Energy conservation techniques, Heating and Cooling load calculations, HVAC system characteristics and equipment selection, Fundamental principles and engineering procedures for the design of HVAC system, Room air distribution and duct design.


MEIE5162 Corrosion Engineering (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE4161)

Corrosion engineering course provides the students with a fundamental understanding of corrosion through discussion of electrochemistry, the forms of corrosion, the method of testing, and protection techniques. The corrosion and related chemical properties in general are also introduced as a main topic in the course. The design implications of selecting materials for corrosion resistance are discussed too. Term papers, case studies and projects are used to enhance the students understanding and introduce them to the real problems in the field of engineering.


MEIE5165 Introduction to Fracture Mechanics (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE3161, MEIE3102)

This elective undergraduate course provides a basic understanding of Fracture Mechanics, the study of propagation of existing cracks leading to failure. It is aimed at a basic understanding of the causes of fatigue and fracture failure, design against fracture, and methods of failure prediction. This can be a useful course for students of Mechanical, Civil, and Aerospace Engineering, and Material Science.

 

MEIE5166 Introduction to Nanotechnology Engineering (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE4161)

This course will introduce the basic concepts of nanotechnology. The course will cover the following topics: introduction to nanotechnology, nano-materials classes and fundamentals, properties, synthesis and characterization, nano fabrication techniques, introduction to MEMS and NEMS sensors, nanotechnologies in health and environment.

 

MEIE5167 Mechanics of Composite Materials (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: MEIE3161, (MEIE3102 or MCTE3230)

This is a technical elective undergraduate course. The course provides an introduction to the mechanics of anisotropic, inhomogeneous composite materials; anisotropy of stress and the general equations of the theory of elasticity and thermoelasticity of the anisotropic 3D solids. The class introduces classification of composite materials, fabrication processes and applications of composites, and micro- and macro-mechanical modeling of composite materials. The elastic behaviour of laminated and fibre-reinforced composites is studied; the effective moduli theory is considered. The fundamentals of fracture mechanics and the applications of fracture mechanics to the mechanical design are introduced. Topics on strength and fracture of composite materials are also covered. Use of computer modeling for the analysis of practical examples of composite is considered. This can be a useful course for students of Mechanical, Civil, and Aerospace Engineering, and Material Science.

 

 

MEIE5182 Fundamentals Of Biomechanics (3 Credits)

(Prerequisite: MEIE3102, MEIE3121)

Biomechanics is the study of the structure and function of biological systems using principles of mechanics. This course is designed to build the concepts of the students to apply engineering knowledge to biological systems and analyzing them. The course integrates principles of engineering mechanics and anatomical components to evaluate forces and associated deformations in biological tissues. Kinematics and kinetics of the musculoskeletal systems will be discussed. Specific topics will include description of musculoskeletal system, analysis of forces in various joints and muscle groups, study of human walking and postures, measurements and analysis of stress and strain in biological tissues, energy and power in human activity. The course will provide opportunity for students to prepare themselves to attend graduate school in biomedical engineering, industrial positions in biotechnology and clinical research centers.


MEIE5190 Special Topics (3 Credits)

This course will teach students the state-of-the-art topics in mechanical engineering. The course will focus on recent advances and their applications to solve real world engineering problems in the field of mechanical engineering. Emphasis will be given to use experimental and/or computational tools to find viable engineering solutions. A term project will allow the students, at the same time, to apply the knowledge gained in the class.

 

 

MEIE5264 CAD/CAM (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: MEIE3102, MEIE3107

This course is designed to address the geometric modeling, using selected CAD/CAM packages to graphically model parts in 2D, 3D wire-frame and solid; graphic display manipulation; geometrical analysis; graphic and data files management; exchange, and conversion of graphic files to standardized formats such as DXF, IGES. Generating G-codes, post processing G-codes into formats interpretable by given CNC controllers. Editing G-Codes with verification of validity of tool paths in 3D and solid graphical simulation. Disciplines of the numerical control hardware. Rapid prototyping, automation in CAM, integration of machine vision with CAM and applications in manufacturing and data communications.
 

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Final Year Projects

The final year project (FYP) is a major component of the Mechanical Engineering (ME) degree program. The FYP is carried out in two parts, i.e., FYP-I and FYP-II during the last year of BEng studies. In FYP-I, student teams up to utilize the knowledge and skills gained from their coursework to apply the systematic design process (development of specifications, concept generation and evaluation, product/embodiment design, etc.) to their projects. In FYP-II, students attempt realization of their design by fabricating a model/prototype using the available facilities in the Department laboratories and workshops. The ME Department offers a wide range of complex projects in the four basic streams (applied mechanics and design, thermofluids, materials and manufacturing, and dynamics and control). Special efforts are made to offer projects based on contemporary real-world problems faced by the local and regional industries. The students gain a great deal of professional experience while implementing design constraints and following engineering standards and codes. The various impacts and constraints that they consider include health, safety, and environment (HSE); sustainability; social impact; legal, ethical, and professional responsibility; and economical considerations. Projects of Interdisciplinary nature are always encouraged, with student team members from Mechanical, Industrial, Mechatronics, and/or Electrical and Computer Engineering programs. A list of the recently offered projects is given below along with the titles, student names, and supervisors.

 

Mechanical Engineering Final Year Projects, 2018-2019

S. No.

Project Title

Students Names

(Bold: Team Leader)

Supervisor(s)

1

Design and Optimization of Fuel Efficient Vehicle for Participation in the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2019

Hamed Abdullah Hamed Albadi

Khalid Hilal Said Al Nahdi

Nasser Said Nasser Al Oweimri

Khalid Ahmed Abdullah Al Harthi

Dr. E.M. Hassan

Dr. A. Al-Shabibi

Dr. F. Al Jahwari

2

Design, fabrication and modeling of a Linear Fresnel Collector (LSC) for Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technology

Aiman Ahmed Saud Al-Busaidi

Amjad Yousuf Zahran Al Hajji

Abdulaziz Ali Said Al  Alawi

Munther Mooas Saif Al Tubi

Dr. A. Husain

Dr. R. Zaier

Dr. S. A. Khan

3

Design and Implementation of a Nanopositioning System with a Piezoelectric Actuator

Salim Said Salim Al Sinani

Ahmed Said Nasir Al Rawahi

Qais Rashid Hamed Aljabri

Almerdas Abdullah Sulaiman Al Kindi

Dr.  M. Mohammadzaheri

4

Phase I: Design and Manufacturing of Pressure Sensor for Monitoring of Oil Wells

Anwar Khalfan Said Al Hajji

Salim Mohammed Salim Almamari

Ayoub Saleh Mohammed Al Habsi

Abdulaziz Salim Ali Almaktoumi

Dr.  M. Ghodsi

 

5

Design and Fabrication of Torsion Testing Equipment for Laboratory Experiments (Phase-II) 

Abdulaziz Mohammed Humaid Al Ajmi

Ali Jasim Mohammed Al Balushi

Harith Mohamed Salim Al Subhi

Mohammed Hamood Yahya Al Thani

Dr. K. Alam

6

Design and simulation of high power broadband micro energy harvester

Ahmed Mahmoud Khalifah Almaqbali

Amjad Hilal Mohammed Albusaidi

Malek Mohammed Salim Al Nassri

Asam Mohammed Abdullah Al Hasani

Dr.  M. Zarog  

7

Design of a passive-cooling  control system

Omar Nasser Hamdan Al Reesi

Nasser Marhoon Nasser Al Shukaili

Obaid Mohammed Ali Al Shehhi

Walid Humaid Rashid Al Saidi

Dr. N. Al-Azri

Dr. R. Zaier

8

Design and Manufacture a Solar Chimney System as a Natural Passive Cooling Technique

Haitham Rashid Salim Al Manii

Khalid Hamood Said Al Nabhani

Nawaf Ali Said Al Hakmani

Abdul Rahman Sulaiman Al Hammadi

Dr. A. Al-Janabi

9

Design and Development of a Rotary Degasser for Molten Aluminum

Ahmed Abdullah Majid Al Omeiri

Haitham Khalfan Al-Harrasi

Ibrahim Abdullah Ali Al Abri

Alqasim Saqar Zaid Al Busaidi

Dr. R. Arunachalam

10

Design of composite membrane testing rig for gas separation

Monther Mohammed Ahmed Al Hilali

Salim Saif Mana Al Kalbani

Ibrahim Said Sulaiman Al Abri

Ahmed Mohammed Humaid Al Omeiri

Dr.  M. Al-Maharbi

11

Design of thermal storage system for the solar still unit

Ahmed Sultan Saif Al Maamari

Osama Sulaiman Al Shezawi

Issa Mohammed Khamis Al Sadairi

Mohammed Humaid Ali Al Maqbali

Prof. S. Al-Suleiman

12

Design and Fabrication of Sucker Rod Fatigue Test Rig

Abdulmajeed Abdullah Al Salti

Mohammed Salim Hamood Al Azri

Faisal Ali Salim Alazri

Amjad Humoud Zaher Al Dhuhli

Dr. A. Al-Shabibi

Dr. M. Al Moharbi

13

Assessment of PVC/GRE Pipes under Tensile-Compressive Loading: Design/Fabrication of Test Setup, Testing, and Analysis

Talal Khalfan Mohammed Al Nassri

Ali Salim Ali Almamari

Al Zahraa Abdullah Saif Alfahdi

Hamed Abdullah Ali Al Hashmi

Al Waleed Sharif Al Mahrooqi

Dr. Z. Qamar

Dr. F. Al Jahwari

14

Numerical and Experimental analyses of Portable Mini Solar Pond Using Salt and Pebbles

Ismaail Mohammed Saleem Al Amri

Osama Saif Khasib Al Habsi

Marwan Rashid Khalfan Al Kharusi

Abdulaziz Zaid Khalifah Al Moqbali

Dr. S. A. Khan

Dr. A. Husain

15

Design of a 3D printer 

Gamal Talal Shaaban Amer

16Ahmed Khamis Ali Alnadabi

Said Ali Saif Al Wadhahi

Mohamad Hasan Tasneem

Prof.  T. Pervez

16

Developing a Kinematic Model and System for Tracking Trunk Motion during Walking

Hamood Nasser Ali Alsiyabi

Ahmed Aamer Masoud Al Shuaili

Mohammed Abdulsalam Al Rawahi

Mustafa Salim Marhoun Al Handhali

Dr. A. Al Yahmedi

Dr. R. Zaier

17

Design of an improved downhole drilling turbine

Mohammed Abdullah Salim Al Hinai

Abdullah Mohammed Saif Al Hosni

Abdullah Sulaiman Ali Al Kharousi

Khalid Saif Sulaiman Al Rawahi

Dr. N. Al-Maskari

 

 

 

 

Mechanical Engineering Program Enrolment and Graduation Statistics

 

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad**

 

Degree Awarded (Bachelors)

1st*

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

2018-2019

FT

0

0

51

94

80

251

58

PT

           

2017-2018

FT

0

4

80

78

61

254

69

PT

           

2016-2017

FT

1

2

71

61

72

237

57

PT

           

2015-2016

FT

0

2

55

74

71

229

79

PT

           

2014-2015

FT

0

1

63

71

68

231

86

PT

           

2013-2014

FT

0

1

53

69

72

237

78

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • * Students have not yet  selected programs

  • ** Includes late students in year 7 and above

    Note: The College does not have part-time (PT) students for undergraduate programs.

 

FT-full time

PT-part time