BME Course Descriptions

COEB223 NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
Pre-requisite(s): MATB143, MATB253 Co-requisite(s): CSEB113
Description:
Mathematical modelling. Overview of computers, programming languages and software development process. Nonlinear equations. System of linear algebraic equations. Curve fitting. Numerical differentiation and integration. Numerical solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations. Eigenvalue problems.
COEB314 INDUSTRIAL TRAINING
Pre-requisite(s): MEMB263, 60 credit hours Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
To expose students to the various aspects of industrial practices and ethics. To apply the training knowledge for the preparation of their final year project.
COEB422 ENGINEERS IN SOCIETY
Pre-requisite(s): MEMB333 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
This course is designed to make engineering students more aware of ethical issues that may arise in their professional careers and to provide tools for assessing and resolving ethical dilemmas in engineering. To brief the students about what is expected from an engineer by the public and their employers. Aware of their position and responsibility as a professional engineer in the society, in handling technology transfer and assisting in developing the country.
COEB432 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
Pre-requisite(s): MEMB322 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
This is an introductory course in management theory and practice. Management is presented as a discipline and as a process. This course introduces the modern management concepts with emphasis on the major functions and activities performed by a manager. It will discuss the behaviour of individuals and groups in organizational settings. Also included are the historical theories, decision-making processes, interpersonal concepts and current management issues.
COEB442 ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
Pre-requisite(s): MEFB213 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
This is the first economic course for engineering students. The course is introduced so that the technical knowledge of these students is complemented with adequate economic knowledge as well as the use of economic analysis. Students will be exposed to the method of evaluating the economic benefits and costs of an engineering project. Students will also be taught the importance of the time value of money, the discount factor, the rate of return of investment as well as evaluation of alternative projects.
MATB113 ADVANCED CALCULUS AND ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY
Pre-requisite(s): NONE Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
This course introduces functions with three variables, partial derivatives, directional derivatives, extrema for functions with several variables, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals, cylindrical and spherical coordinates and vector calculus.
MATB143 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
Pre-requisite(s): NONE Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
This course introduces ordinary differential equations and methods for their solutions. It focuses on first, second and higher order differential equations, initial-value and boundary- value problems, linear and nonlinear models, power series solutions about ordinary points and Laplace Transforms.
MATB133 STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
Pre-requisite(s): NONE Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
Basic probability, continuous and discrete random variables, distribution functions and their applications, relationship between distributions, random sampling, data descriptions, fundamental sampling distributions, single sample estimation and hypotheses testing and simple linear regression and correlation.
MATB253 LINEAR ALGEBRA
Pre-requisite(s): NONE Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
The course contents are real vector spaces, linear dependence, bases, linear transformations, matrix Calculus, determinants and ranks, eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Gaussian-Jordan elimination and system of Homogeneous equations.
MEFB121 MANUFACTURING PROCESSES LABORATORY
Pre-requisite(s): METB113 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
Laboratory experiments on different types of machines, lathe, milling, shaping, drilling; welding techniques: gas and arc welding. Introduction to Occupational safety and health act (OSHA).
MEFB213 MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
Pre-requisite(s): MEFB121 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
Survey of manufacturing processes, including production, casting, forming, machining, jointing. Also includes topics on metrology, safety, quality assurance and testing.
MEFB433 PRODUCTION PLANNING AND CONTROL
Pre-requisite(s): MEMB333, MEFB213 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
Managing Operations, Designing the systems, Organizing the systems, Scheduling the production systems for competitive manufacturing.
MEFB473 COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING
Pre-requisite(s): MEMB331, MEFB213 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
This course introduces computer aided manufacturing as the technology concerned with the use of computer systems to plan, manage, and control manufacturing operations through either direct or indirect computer interface with the plant’s production resources. One of the most mature areas of CAM is numerical control (NC) for machine tools. CAM is also concerned with other activities such as robots programming, process planning, fixturing, rapid prototyping, tooling, group technology and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM). CIM is concerned with using the computer database as a way to run an entire enterprise more efficiently.
MEHB213 THERMODYNAMICS 1
Pre-requisite(s): NONE Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
First and second laws, closed system and control volume analysis, entropy, reversible and irreversible processes, properties of pure substances. Applications to engineering problems: vapor power cycle, gas power cycle, refrigeration & heat pump systems.
MEHB221 THERMO-FLUIDS LABORATORY
Pre-requisite(s): NONE Co-requisite(s): MEHB213, MEHB223
Description:
Laboratory experiments on characteristics of flow measuring devices, pipe losses, valves, viscometer, hydrostatics, jet reaction, transitional flow, water turbine and wind tunnel.
MEHB223 MECHANICS OF FLUIDS 1
Pre-requisite(s): MEMB123 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
Application of the basic and advanced knowledge in fluid statics and dynamics, which includes mass, momentum and energy conservation principles.
MEHB312 THERMODYNAMICS 2
Pre-requisite(s): MEHB213 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
Application of thermodynamics principles which include thermodynamics of gas mixtures, exergy analysis, gas power cycles, psychometrics and air conditioning, reacting mixtures and combustion.
MEHB332 MECHANICS OF FLUIDS 2
Pre-requisite(s): MEHB223 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
This course is continuation of Mechanics of Fluids I. It covers Dimensional analysis and modeling, flow measurements, compressible flow, external flows, aerodynamics and turbomachinery.
MEHB321 HEAT TRANSFER AND APPLIED THERMODYNAMICS LABORATORY
Pre-requisite(s):NONE Co-requisite(s): MEHB323
Description:
Laboratory experiments on heat transfer including conduction, convection, radiation, pool boiling and heat exchanger and applied thermodynamics including refrigeration, gas turbine and steam cycles.
An introduction to heat and mass transfer with emphasis on basic principles used in the energy sciences and their application in man-made systems. Steady-state and transient conduction, including numerical solutions. Forced and natural convective-heat and mass transfer. Heat exchangers. Radiative heat transfer and solar energy. Multi-mode problems. Application to engineering situations.
MEHB403 POWER GENERATION
Pre-requisite(s): MEHB312, MEHB332 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
In this course, students will be introduced to the overall operation, maintenance and economics of power plants. The focus will be on steam turbine, gas turbine and hydro power plants. Students will also be exposed to future trends and advances in the power generation technology.
MEHB413 HEATING VENTILATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
Pre-requisite(s): MEHB312, MEHB332 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
Analysis and design practice for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Psychometrics, air quality, space heating and cooling and moisture control in buildings. Applications of HVAC systems and selection of HVAC components.
MEHB423 TURBOMACHINERY
Pre-requisite(s): MEHB312, MEHB332 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
Basic principles of turbomachines. Applications of these principles which are mainly the fluid mechanics equations (continuity, momentum and energy) to turbomachine specific devices. Performance and design parameters. Aerodynamics of blade geometry. Analysis and design of turbomachines.
MEHB463 COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS
Pre-requisite(s): MEHB332, COEB223 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
Elementary aspects of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); Review of numerical analysis and fluid mechanics as pertinent to CFD; numerical solution of selected fluid dynamics problem. Use and applications of available commercial CFD software to a selected fluid dynamics problems.
MEHB493 INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES
Pre-requisite(s): MEHB312, MEHB332 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
Air standard cycles. Spark ignition and compression ignition, engine combustion phenomena , Air pollutants are undesirable byproducts of combustion, Air to fuel ratio, engine test, latest technology on alternative fuels and renewable energy for IC engines.
MEMB113 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS AND COMPUTER APPLICATION IN ENGINEERING (CAE)
Pre-requisite(s): NONE Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
Introduction to engineering graphics: conventional practices and standards, orthographic and isometric projections, detail and assembly drawings, dimensioning and notations, sectional views, fasteners, limits and tolerances, assembly and components drawings using AutoCad. Introduction to three-dimensional design methods using Pro/Engineer. Introduction to engineering calculation and mathematical software package MATLAB.
MEMB123 MECHANICS I: STATICS
Pre-requisite(s): NONE Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
Fundamental concepts of mechanics, force systems and couples, free body diagrams, and equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies. Distributed forces; centroids and centre of gravity of lines, areas, and volumes. Second moment of area, volumes, and masses. Principle axes and principle moment of inertia. Friction and the laws of dry friction. Introduction to kinematics of particles. Application to structures and machine elements, such as bars, beams, trusses and friction devices.
MEMB221 MECHANICS AND MATERIALS LABORATORY
Pre-requisite(s): NONE Co-requisite(s): METB113, MEMB243
Description:
Experiments involving tension test, verification of stress-strain diagram, ultimate strength, torsion tests, determination of modulus of shear, displacement tests on beams with various supports, statically indeterminate beams, determination of modulus of elasticity of beams, material sample preparations, heat treatment, cold rolling and observation of material structures etc.
MEMB233 MECHANICS II: DYNAMICS
Pre-requisite(s): MEMB123 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
Fundamental concepts of kinematics: translation and rotation. Kinetics, impulse, momentum, work and energy. Rectilinear and curvilinear translation of point masses. Plane motion of rigid bodies and vibration. Application to projectiles, gyroscopes, machine elements, and other engineering systems.
MEMB243 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
Pre-requisite(s): MEMB123 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
Concepts of stress, strain; equations of equilibrium and compatibility; mechanical properties; stress strain laws; extension; torsion; and bending of bars; beam theory; combined stresses; columns and selected topics.
MEMB263 THEORY OF MACHINES
Pre-requisite(s): MEMB233 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
This course provides the scientific basis for of the design of machines based on kinematic and dynamic requirements. Introduction to basic concepts, mobility, synthesis and machine elements such as linkages, cams, gears and engines. Dynamic analysis is presented as a basis for the dynamic balancing of rotating machinery and the dynamics of reciprocating engines.
MEMB322 MECHANICAL DESIGN PROCESS
Pre-requisite(s): MEMB333 Co-requisite(s): MEHB323
Description:
This course consists of teaching the design methodology in real industrial design problems which are open – ended problems. The focus of the course is how to design, not just experience trying to design. The students will be taught the theories and techniques of design. Case studies will be used to relate theories to applications. The lecture information in short, is designed to help the students design and evaluate their designs.
MEMB331 MACHINE DESIGN AND COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (CAD) LABORATORY
Pre-requisite(s): MEMB113 Co-requisite(s): MEMB333
Description:
Laboratory experiments on machine elements and design of machine components using computer aided design software.
MEMB333 MACHINE DESIGN
Pre-requisite(s): MEMB243, MEFB213, MEMB263 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of machine design and standard methods of machine components design. Students will learn on the introduction to machine design, static failure theories, fatigue failure theories, and how to design several very important machine components such as shafts, keys, couplings, bearings, gears, springs, screws, fasteners, clutches, and brakes.
MEMB423 FINITE ELEMENT METHOD
Pre-requisite(s): MEMB333, COEB223 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
Introduction of finite element methods in stress analysis and heat transfer areas; use of existing hardware and software. Applications of interactive computer graphics and geometric techniques.
MEMB443 MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS
Pre-requisite(s): MEMB333, MESB313 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
This course covers the main aspects of mechanical vibration and includes elements of vibration systems, free and forced vibration of single and multi-degree-of-freedom systems, transient and steady-state vibrations, vibration of continuous systems such as beams, condition monitoring using vibration measurements, exposure to mathematical tools such as Matlab application software package, Familiarisation with instruments such as FFT analysers.
MEMB453 NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING
Pre-requisite(s): MEMB333 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
Introduction to NDT methods; Penetrant Testing, Magnetic Particle Inspection, Radiography, Ultrasonic testing and imaging, Eddy Current Testing, Acoustic Emission Technology – Special NDT methods like thermography, microwave analysis, leak testing etc.
MEMB463 FAILURE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
Pre-requisite(s): MEMB333 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
Failure modes, identification and classification. Combined stresses and yielding. Static loading-reliability approach. Fatigue and fracture-basic concepts; high cycle fatigue- multi axial loading-LEFM. Creep-corrosion and wear basic concepts and design approach. Systematic approach to failure analysis – case studies.
MEMB483 CAPSTONE DESIGN
Pre-requisite(s): MEMB322 Co-requisite(s): MESB443
Description:
In principle, this capstone course plans to connect senior mechanical engineering students with organizations and businesses in the community that are looking for practical solutions to design problems. Potential projects are suggested by industry partners or faculty members, who benefit from having the students work on their project at no cost to them.
MESB323 MODELING AND CONTROL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEM
Pre-requisite(s): MATB143 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
This course introduces students to the various dynamic systems such as mechanical, electrical, electromechanical and control systems, that are used in synthesizing most modern engineering systems. In this course the students learn the basic laws and techniques necessary to derive mathematical models of above mentioned dynamic systems, the interaction and the interfacing of the various sub-systems that compose the complete system mathematically so that analysis can be carried out using the derived mathematical models.
MESB333 ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS & LABORATORY
Pre-requisite(s): MATB143, EEEB113 Co-requisite(s): MEHB223
Description:
Basic elements of general measurements systems and their response with emphasis on system characteristics, treatment of experimental data, error analysis, sensors and signal conditioning. Application of measurement devices to mechanical engineering systems. Laboratory work includes measurement of engineering parameters: dimension, pressure, temperature, force, stress and strain, flow and speed.
MESB403 AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS
Pre-requisite(s): MESB323, MEFB213 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
This course will introduce students to the automation of manufacturing systems and introduction to robotics. Students will learn on the introduction to automation and robotics, automation components, parts handling in automatic production systems, numerical control and CAD/CAM, types of industrial robots and their applications, machine vision systems and their applications in manufacturing processes, planning for robotics projects implementation,applications of PLCs for controlling of manufacturing processes, on-line computer control, application of microprocessors in machine/equipment control, CIM, and ethics in manufacturing automation systems.
MESB413 ELEMENTS OF MECHATRONICS
Pre-requisite(s): MESB323, EEEB323 Co-requisite(s): MESB443
Description:
To be added.
MESB433 ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SYSTEMS
Pre-requisite(s): MESB323, EEEB323 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
Understanding interfacing of mechanical systems using electro-mechanical components; conceptual design and analysis of high performance computer controlled mechanical systems; prototyping of mechatronic systems.
METB113 ENGINEERING MATERIALS
Pre-requisite(s): NONE Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
Introduction to structures and properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Characteristics and processing affecting behavior of materials.
MPRB412 PROJECT 1
Pre-requisite(s): MEMB322 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
Students select a project either proposed by faculty members or by the student and works under the supervision of faculty members. Problems from all areas of mechanical engineering are considered. The studies for projects may involve design, construction, assemblies, measurements, analysis and simulation.
MPRB424 PROJECT 2
Pre-requisite(s): COEB314, MPRB412 Co-requisite(s): NONE
Description:
This is a continuation of Project I. Students select a project either proposed by faculty members or by the student and works under the supervision of faculty members. Problems from all areas of mechanical engineering are considered. The studies for projects may involve design, construction, assemblies, measurements, analysis and simulation.