Required Area Courses

MATH 106 – Calculus I
Credits: 3
Prerequisites:
Limits and continuity; derivative and properties of differentiable functions; mean value theorems, Taylor’s formula, extreme values; indefinite integral and integral rules; Riemann integral and fundamental theorem of calculus; L’Hospital’s rule; improper integrals.

PHYS 101 – General Physics I
Credits: 3
Corequisite: Must be taken with PHYS 101L
Physical quantities; rectilinear motion; motion in two and three dimensions; Newton’s laws of motion; work and energy; momentum; conservation laws; collisions; rotational dynamics; gravitation; periodic motion; fluid motion.

PHYS 101L – General Physics I Lab
Credits: 1
Corequisite: Must be taken with PHYS 101
General physics laboratory course to accompany PHYS 101. Experiments in mechanics.

COMP 110 – Introduction to Computer Programming With Matlab
Credits: 3
Prerequisites:
The objective is to introduce the principles of computer programming and algorithm development using Matlab, with particular emphasise on scientific computation and data processing. Topics covered include basic computer literacy and organization; variables, operators, expressions, data types, arrays, matrices; conditional and repetition control statements; modular programming, built-in and user-defined functions; string manipulation; text and binary file processing; structures; debugging; data plotting and visualization; graphical user interfaces.

CHEM 103 – General Chemistry
Credits: 3
Corequisite: Must be taken with CHEM 103L or consent of the instructor
Atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, stoichiometry, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, structure and properties of materials.

CHEM 103L – General Chemistry Lab
Credits: 1
Corequisite: Must be taken with CHEM 103 or consent of the instructor
General chemistry laboratory to accompany general chemistry CHEM 103 course. Experiments cover selected topics including physical and chemical properties of pure substances,stoichiometry, atomic structure of the elements, thermochemistry, equilibrium, acids/bases, buffers, electrochemistry and spectroscopy.

MATH 107 – Introduction to Linear Algebra
Credits: 3
Prerequisites:
Vectors; Vectors; matrices and systems of linear equations; vector spaces; linear maps; orthogonality; algebra of complex numbers; eigenvalue problems.

MATH 203 – Multivariable Calculus
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 106 or consent of the instructor
Functions of several variables; partial differentiation; directional derivatives; exact differentials; multiple integrals and their applications; vector analysis; line and surface integrals; Green’s, Divergence and Stoke’s theorems.

PHYS 102 – General Physics II
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: PHYS. 101 or consent of the instructor and must be taken with PHYS 102L
Electric charge and electric field; Gauss’s law; electric potential; dielectrics; electric circuits; magnetic field and magnetic forces; sources of magnetic field; electromagnetic induction; electromagnetic waves.

PHYS 102L – General Physics II Lab
Credits: 1
Corequisite: Must be taken with PHYS 102
Electric charge and electric field; Gauss’s law; electric potential; dielectrics; electric circuits; magnetic field and magnetic forces; sources of magnetic field; electromagnetic induction; electromagnetic waves.

MECH 100- Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 3
Prerequisites:
Basic mathematical notation and formulations in mechanical engineering: tensor algebra, indicial notation, coordinate transformations, basic tensor operations in indicial notation. Units and unit conversions. Key mechanical engineering concepts and their use in mechanical design. Introduction to mechanical design: forces in structures, materials and stresses, materials selection. Major fields of specialization in mechanical engineering. Design process and practical experience in team projects.

ENGR 201 – Statistics for Engineers
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: MATH. 106 or consent of the instructor
Descriptive statistics; measures of association, correlation, simple regression; probability theory, conditional probability, independence; discrete and continuous random variables; probability distributions; functions of random variables; sampling distributions; estimation; inference (confidence intervals and hypothesis testing). Topics are supported by computer applications and specific examples from engineering applications.

MBGE 200 – Introduction to Biology
Credits: 3
Prerequisites:
Principles of biochemistry; molecular and cell biology. General introduction to cell structure and function. Genetics, bioenergetics, anatomy and physiology; introduction to biotechnology.

MATH 204 – Differential Equations
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 107 or consent of the instructor
First order differential equations. Second order linear equations. Series solutions of ODE’s. The Laplace transform and applications. Systems of first order linear equations. Nonlinear equations and systems:existence, uniqueness and stability of solutions. Fourier series and partial differential equations.

MECH 201 – Statics and Mechanics of Materials
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: (PHYS. 101 and MATH. 106) or consent of the instructor
Statics: force, moment, equilibrium of rigid bodies, moment of inertia of areas, structural analysis of trusses, frames and machines, internal forces and moments. Mechanics of materials: normal and shear stresses and strains, mechanical properties of materials, axial load, torsion, bending, transverse shear, combined loadings, transformation of stresses, principal stresses and Mohr’s circle, and beam deflection.

MECH 202 – Engineering Materials
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MECH. 201 or consent of the instructor
Introduction to engineering materials such as metals, ceramics and glasses, polymers, and composites. Crystalline structure and defects. Elastic and plastic deformations of materials. Hardness. Creep and stress relaxation. Visco-elastic deformation. Thermal behavior. Failure analysis. Phase diagrams. Heat treatment.

MECH 203 – Intro to Mechanical Engineering Design
Credits: 4
Prerequisites:
Formulation of the mechanical engineering design process. Spatial representation, visual thinking and graphical presentation. Conceptual product design. Use of Computer Aided Design tools. Design exercises.

MECH 204 – Thermodynamics
Credits: 3
Prerequisites:(CHEM. 102 or CHEM. 103) or consent of the instructor
First and second laws. Energy conservation and entropy. Analysis of engineering systems, such as refrigeration cycles and combustion engines. Vapor/liquid equilibrium,applications in mixture behaviours.

MECH 206 – Dynamics
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: (PHYS. 101 and MATH. 204) or consent of the instructor
Introduction to the kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. Energy and momentum concepts.

MECH 291 – Summer Practice I
Credits: 0
Prerequisites: ACWR 101 and MECH 100
A minimum of 20 working days of training in an industrial summer practice program after the completion of third year. The training is based on the contents of the “Summer Practice Guide Booklet” prepared by each engineering department. Students receive practical knowledge and hands-on experience in an industrial setting.

MECH 301 – Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MATH. 203 and 204 or consent of the instructor
Characteristics of fluids, fluid statics, Bernoulli equation, fluid kinematics, boundary layers, viscous flows and turbulence.

MECH 302 – Heat Transfer
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MECH. 301 or consent of the instructor
Steady state and transient conduction. Convection. Internal and external flows. Radiation. Analysis and design of heat exchange equipment.

MECH 303 – Machine Design
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MECH. 201
Basic concepts to analyze and design different machine components. Design of assemblies to meet certain requirements.

MECH 304 – Dynamic Modeling and Control
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: (MATH. 204 and MECH. 206) or consent of the instructor
Modeling and dynamic analysis of mechanical systems. Feedback control.

MECH 306 – Manufacturing Processes
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: (MECH. 201 and MECH. 202) or consent of the instructor
Materials: structure of metals, testing for MECHanical properties, physical properties, heat treatments, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, polymers and composite materials. Processes: casting, rolling, forging, extrusion, sheet-metal forming, powder-metallurgy, polymer and composite processing, rapid-prototyping and machining (turning and milling). Engineering metrology and instrumentation. Introduction to CNC coding and simulations.

MECH 391 – Summer Practice II
Credits: 0
Prerequisites: MECH 291 and ACWR 106/102/103/104/105/107
A minimum of 20 working days of training in an industrial summer practice program after the completion of third year. The training is based on the contents of the “Summer Practice Guide Booklet” prepared by each engineering department. Students receive practical knowledge and hands-on experience in an industrial setting.

MECH 401 – Mechanical Engineering Lab
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: (MECH. 201 and MECH. 206 and MECH. 301 and MECH. 302 and MECH. 304) or consent of the instructor
Basic instrumentation and measurement techniques for MECHanical engineering systems. Experimentation with thermal systems and machines to demonstrate thermodynamics, fluid, heat transfer, dynamics and control concepts. Data acquisition, analysis, and presentation techniques.

MECH 491 – Mechanical Engineering Design I
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: (MECH. 203 and MECH. 303) or consent of the instructor
A capstone design course where students apply engineering and science knowledge in a MECHanical engineering design project. Development, design, implementation and management of a project in teams under realistic constraints and conditions. Emphasis on communication, teamwork and presentation skills.