Concentration Courses (48 credits)

MEE 310 Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery
MEE 315 Dynamic Systems – Vibrations
MEE 320 Fluid Mechanics
MEE 325 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing
MEE 330 Heat and Mass Transfer
MEE 410 Theory and Application of Hydrodynamic Lubrication
MEE 415 Internal Combustion Engines
MEE 420 Industrial Energy Management
MEE 425 Aircraft Engines and gas turbines
MEE 430 Power Generation
MEE 480 Design Project
MEE 498 Research Project


Practicum Courses (32 credits)

MEE 213 Mechanical Engineering Lab 1
MEE 313 Mechanical Engineering Lab 2
MEE 323 Mechanical Vibrations
MEE 413 Hydraulics and Pneumatics
MEE 423 Internal combustion Engines and Gas Turbines
MEE 433 Rotating Machinery
MEE 233 Internship I
MEE 333 Internship II


MEE 310: Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery
Kinematic analysis and design of cams, gears, and linkages, velocity, acceleration and force analysis, kinematic synthesis, balancing, kinematic and force analysis by complex numbers, computer-aided analysis, and synthesis of linkages.


MEE 315: Dynamic Systems – Vibrations
Principles of dynamic system modeling with emphasis on second order mechanical systems. Harmonic and nonharmonic vibrations of single and multi-degree of freedom systems. Applications of computer simulation and analysis techniques in vibrations.

MEE 320: Fluid Mechanics

The material in this course will provide the student with a fundamental background in the statics and dynamics of fluids. The basic conservation laws of mass, momentum and energy are analyzed in control volume and differential form. The student will learn how to choose the right formulation, integral vs differential, for fluid flow problems. The student will also learn how to work with different frames of reference and use them to simplify problems. Real life applications of these fundamental concepts will be introduced, with an emphasis on critical analysis of the limitations of the model used in solving the problem. Interpretation of results from experiments and numerical simulation of fluid flows will also be emphasized.


MEE 325: Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing
Participants will study the computer-aided design and manufacturing of mechanical systems. A mechanical system will be designed including preliminary design, analysis, detail design, numerical control programming, and documentation. Applications programs will be written and interfaced to the CAD/CAM database. All assignments will be carried out on a CAD/CAM system.


MEE 330: Heat and Mass Transfer

Transport properties, conservation equations, conduction heat transfer, forced and natural convective heat and momentum transfer in laminar and turbulent flows, thermal radiation, mass diffusion.

MEE 410: Theory and Application of Hydrodynamic Lubrication
Basic equation of lubrication as applied to design problems. Reynolds equation, plain journal bearing analysis, fixed arc geometry bearing analysis, tilting pad bearing analysis. Fluid film seal analysis and design. Thrust bearing design and application. Introduction to gas bearing theory. Finite element solution for fluid film bearing analysis.


MEE 415: Internal Combustion Engines
Analysis and design of gasoline and diesel engines. Fundamental processes and their application in current technology. Thermodynamics: air standard and air-fuel cycles. Combustion: stoichiometry, fuels, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, flame propagation, knock, pollutant formation and control. Flow processes: volumetric efficiency, intake and exhaust tuning, two-stroke scavenging, carburetion, fuel injection, super- and turbo-charging.


MEE 420: Industrial Energy Management
Comprehensive study of managing energy resources and usage in an industrial plant. Four areas of energy management are covered: how to organize an energy management program in an industrial plant; techniques for conducting industrial energy surveys; how to make energy systems more efficient; and the design and analysis of energy systems.


MEE 425: Aircraft Engines and Gas Turbines
Performance and characteristics of aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines, as determined by thermodynamic, fluid mechanic, heat transfer, and solid mechanic behavior of components. Operational limitations and component matching. Stress and associated temperature limits and influence of blade cooling techniques on turbines.


MEE 430: Power Generation
The design, control, and performance characteristics of electric power generating plants, with major emphasis upon the steam generating system, both fossil and nuclear.

MEE 480: Mechanical Engineering Design Project
A specific, complex engineering design problem is normally taken from problem definition to product realization and testing. Emphasis is placed on documenting and reporting technical work, idea generation and selection, application of design and analysis tools developed in previous courses, project management, selling technical ideas and working in teams.


MEE 498: Mechanical Engineering Research Project

In this course the undergraduate honors research projects will be supervised by faculty members. This project should be sustaining and could be developed in a business venture. Each student will write an independent and innovative research work, which will be supervised by a faculty member. Each student will be expected to do an independent research work and write a project which will be supervised by a faculty member. It should be well noted that, at least 90% of this project will be done by the student involved and it must be unique and innovative.

MEE 213: Mechanical Engineering Lab 1

Through a series of experiments from a number of experiments students design, perform, analyze, and report on complex prototypical engineering systems as a group. Experimental investigation of engineering systems and phenomena of interest to mechanical engineers. Design and planning of experiments. Analysis of data and reporting of experimental results.


MEE 313: Mechanical Engineering Lab 2

Laboratory emphasizing the use of fundamental principles and instrumentation systems

for the analysis and evaluation of mechanical components within a system. activities such as: Introduction to ME laboratory II, Performance test of a centrifugal pump, Performance test of a gear pump, Performance test of an impulse turbine (Pelton wheel), Drag and pressure distribution on a cylinder, Transient heat conduction in bodies of finite length, Presentation/discussion of lab reports


MEE 323: Mechanical Vibrations

Mechanical Vibrations provides opportunities for students to incorporate vibration analysis into the design, development, and optimization of products. Students can use experimental modal analysis hardware and software. The objective of this lab is to provide students with an environment to model and analyze complex engineering systems for vibration analysis.


MEE 413: Hydraulics and Pneumatics

This lab offers students, practical experience in Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems. Covered topics include: Pneumatic and hydraulic components: compressor, cooler, compressed-air containers, filters, valves, pumps, piping system basic circuits in pneumatics and hydraulics, design and simulation of pneumatic and hydraulic circuits, servo pneumatics and servo hydraulics, basics of servo drives, assembling, measuring techniques.


MEE 423: Internal Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines Lab

To study and understand the IC and gas turbines


MEE 233: Internship 1

Practical experience in mechanical engineering in mechanical engineering companies


MEE 333: Internship 2

Practical experience in mechanical engineering in mechanical engineering companies


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