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Core Courses offered for the Final Course in Engineering

Semester 3 - 4

     ME201 Mechanics of Machines  (3 credits)

Course Content: Kinematics of simple machines, General dynamics, Machine elements, Power transmission units. (L36, T5, P10 =45)


ME203 Machine Drawing (3 credits)

Course Content: Drawing conventions, Sectional views, Freehand sketching of a selection of machine components, Drawing of solid objects, Drawing of assembled objects. (L13, T5, P45, A9 =45)


CE201 Mechanics of Materials I (3 credits)

Course Content: Structures and components, Supports and loads, Internal forces and stresses, Displacements and strains. Material behaviour, Hooke’s law and elastic constants, Axially loaded members, Torsion of circular sections, Bending of beams, Bending moment and shear force diagrams, Normal and shear stresses in beams, Deflections in beams, 2-D Stress and strain, Work and strain energy, Buckling of struts. (L36, T9 ).  (A20, M30, E50)


CE202 Fluid Mechanics I (3 credits) for Civil, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering Groups

Course Content: Flow kinematics, Control volume analysis, Continuity equation, Momentum equation, Bernoulli’s equation, Flow measurements, Laminar flow and turbulent flow, Losses, Pipe flow computations, Dimensional analysis, Similitude and physical model studies; Classification of hydraulic machines, Pumps and turbines, Performance characteristics and selections. (L36, T3, A12 ).


EE280 Introduction to Electrical Engineering I (3 credits)

Course Content: AC circuits, Electrical machines, Motors and control, IEE wiring regulations and building wiring systems. (L&T45 ). (A15, M20, A15,E50)

EM201 Mathematics III (3 credits)

Course Content: Introduction, Different types of differential equations and solutions, Modelling with differential equations, First order differential Equations, Differential equations with constant coefficients, Linear differential equations, Solutions in series, Laplace transformations, System of ordinary differential equations, Numerical solutions to ODEs, Concept of probability, Discrete probability distributions. (L36, T9 ), (M30,CW10,E60)

ME205 Tribology and Power Transmission Elements (3 credits)

Course Content: Friction in machine elements; Bearings and lubrication, wear: Geometry of toothed gearing; Cams and their geometry; theories of lubrication; Contact: rolling element bearings and gears. (L36, T5, P10 =45)


ME207 Applied Thermodynamics I (3 credits)

Course Content: Air standard cycles: the dual combustion cycle; mean effective pressure; Combustion; Internal combustion engines; Air compressors. (L32, T8, P10 =45)


ME209 Machine Design I (3 credits) Prerequisites: ME201, ME203

Course Content: Principles and methodology, Assembly drawing of a simple mechanism, Velocity and acceleration diagram for a linkage mechanism, Design and different forms of stress, Design of a machine element, Design of a simple device, Design project. (L6, P60, A18 =45)


EM202 Mathematics IV (3 credits)

Course Content: Functions of several variables, Partial derivatives double and triple integration, Vector fields and operators, Orthogonal curvilinear coordinates, Integrals and integral theorems, Constrained optimisation of functions of several variables, Continuous probability distributions, Sampling distributions, Estimation and confidence intervals, Hypothesis testing. (L36, T9 ). (C10,M30,CW10,E60)


EE281 Introduction to Electrical Engineering II (3 credits)

Course Content: Cathode ray oscilloscope, Two terminal semiconductor devices, Bipolar jubnction transistors, Logic circuits. (L&T33, P&A24 ). (C15,M20,CW15,E50)


CE207 Material Science I (3 credits)

Course Content: Elementary binary alloy systems, elementary deformation theory. Plastic deformation of materials; dislocation and deformation theory. Casting and solidification of metals. Strengthening mechanisms and treatments. Physical metallurgy of steels; Fe-C diagram, TTT and CCT diagrams. Heat treatment of steels. Corrosion and prevention of corrosion. Materials selection. (L36, T5). (C15,M25,E60)


Semester 3 - 4

ME301 Vibration (3 credits)

Course Content: Vibration of systems with single degree of freedom, Vibration of systems with two degrees of freedom, Vibration absorbers & types of damping, Transient vibration, Experimental methods, Torsional and flexural vibration of systems with several degrees of freedom, Rotor balancing; Balancing of machines. (L33, T4, P16 =45)


ME303 Applied Thermodynamics II (3 credits) Prerequisite: ME207

Course Content: Steam power plant performance, Refrigerators and heat pumps, Heat transfer. (L30, T6, A18 =45)

ME306 Control Systems (3 credits)

Course Content: Introduction; Modelling: purpose, formulation of differential equations, linear systems, non-linear models and linearisation; Simulation of dynamical systems; Feedback control systems; Introduction to control strategies; Stability analysis of linear systems; Frequency domain representation; Stability analysis in frequency domain; Design and compensation of feedback control systems; Implementation issues in controllers. (L32, T9, P8 =45)


CE301 Mechanics of Materials II (3 credits) Prerequisite: CE201

Course Content:Basics of general 3-D Elastostatic problem, Analysis of stress and strain, solution of plain 2-D stress/strain problem, Finite element formulation, Energy methods, Yield criteria, Torsion of non-circular section. (L42, T3) (C20,M30,E50).


CE309 Materials Science II (3 credits) Prerequisite: CE207

Course Content: Special steels, Metallurgy of cast iron, Welding metallurgy, Joint design, Non-destructive testing, Mechanisms of fracture, Linear elastic fracture mechanics, Metallurgy of metal working processes. (L26, T4, P30 ).

ME302 Machine Design II (3 credits) Prerequisite: ME209

Course Content: Design project I: design of a simple machine or sub-assembly; Design project II: problem identification, approach to solution, ergonomic and feasibility considerations, the use of standards, codes and manuals; Optional design (group project). (L6, P36, A42 =45)


ME308 Mechanical Engineering Project I (3 credits)

Course Content: Goal-oriented individual project: planning and preliminary report; Project work; Seminar presentation; Formal report. (A90 =45)


CE304 Fluid Mechanics II (3 credits)

Course Content: Course Content: Ideal fluid flow, Euler equation, 2-D Irrotational motion, Superposition of plane flows, Circle theorem, Blasius theorem, application of conformal transformation, aerofoil theory. Hydraulic transients, Surge tanks, Water hammer;Surge control, cavitation. Real fluids: Fluid motion with friction, Navier-Stokes Equation, boundary layer equation for 2-D flows, boundary layer control, flow with heat transfer, turbulence and diffusion processes. Laboratory work. (L39, T3, P6)(A10, CW10, M20, E60)

PR 310 Production Engineering for Mechanical Engineers (3 Credits)

Course Content: Introduction to Production Engineering: Manufacturing systems and processes, Materials and process selection. Material Properties for Manufacture.  Metal Forming Processes. Metrology. Quality Control. Fundamentals of Casting. Welding. (L32, T6, P7)(A10, CW10, M30, E50)

ME405 Mechanical Engineering Project II (6 credits)

Course Content: Open-ended group project:planning and preliminary report; Project work; Seminar presentations; Formal report. (A 90 =45)


PR401 Management Principles and Industrial Psychology (3 credits)

Course Content: Classical theories and scientific management, Personnel management, strategic management and organizational behaviour, Selected topics in operations research models; Network analysis, Transportation problems, Queuing theory & simulation techniques, Introduction to optimization methods; Linear programming, Dynamic programming, Multi-criteria decision making, non-linear programming, Evolutionary computing, Industrial pschychology. (L38, T3, A4)


PR402 Industrial Law, Economics and Accounting (3 credits)

Course Content: Industrial law, Introduction to economics; industrial economics accounting; Company accounts, Taxation, Costing and investment analysis. (L39, T3, A3)


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