Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Maintenance Engineering (B.Sc. ME-MaE)

Foundation studies
Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Maintenance Engineering (B.Sc. ME-MaE) degree program prepares graduates with the theoretical and technical knowledge, competencies and hands-on skills required to install, operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and manage mechanical systems in advanced manufacturing. In the first two years of study, students develop core academic competencies, practice functional skills related to subject knowledge, and develop critical thinking skills. In subsequent years, students practice applying theoretical skills and competencies related to industrial maintenance (including reliability centered maintenance, failure mode and effect analyses, and advanced functions of computerized maintenance management systems).

In the third year of studies students engage in an in-field training experience. In their final year, students conduct an in-depth research study of a mechanical/maintenance engineering-based problem, design, or technological application. The consolidation of the skill set developed in the B.Sc. ME-MaE program through the completion of a capstone project and work placement prepares graduates for exciting careers in mechanical engineering.

 

Program Duration:

Four years

Admission Requirements:

1. High school graduation certificate or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with a minimum average of 60%, plus two courses: one final year Mathematics, and one final year Science (Chemistry or Physics is preferred);

OR

2. Two- year Mechanical Engineering Technician Diploma from UDST, or equivalent;

OR

3. Three-year Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma from UDST, or equivalent.

1. The required score on the University English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Directorate;

OR

2. A valid (within two years) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 5.0;

OR

3. Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.

1. A minimum of 60% on the University Math Placement Test;

OR

2. A valid SAT Report Form with minimum score of 480;

OR

3. Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.

1. Admission is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked based on their overall final year (Grade 12 or equivalent) high school percentage, placement tests rankings, and Admission Priority Category.

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2023-2024 Study Plan:

 

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE requisite  HOURS/WEEK
Pre-req co-req CR LEC LAB

Semester 1

AECH1201 Basic Engineering Calculations - - 1 0 3
CHEM1010 General Chemistry I - CHEM1011 3 3 0
CHEM1011 General Chemistry I (Lab) - CHEM1010 1 0 3
COMM1010 English Communication I - - 3 3 0
EFFL1002 Applied & Experiential Learning - - 3 3 0
MATH1030 Calculus I MATH1020 OR AMPII Score of 85% - 3 3 0
PHYS1020 General Physics - PHYS1021 3 3 0
PHYS1021 General Physics (Lab) - PHYS1020 1 0 3
Semester 1 Total: 18 15 9
Semester 2
AEEL1100 Fundamentals of Electricity MATH1010 OR AMPII Score of 75% - 2 2 0
AEEL1200 Fundamentals of Electricity (Lab) - AEEL1100 1 0 3
AEMA1102 Health & Safety in the Workplace - - 2 2 0
AEMA1312 Engineering Graphics AECH1201 - 3 1 4
CHEM1020 General Chemistry II CHEM1010 CHEM1011 CHEM1021 3 3 0
CHEM1021 General Chemistry II (Lab) CHEM1010 CHEM1011 CHEM1020 1 0 3
COMM1020 English Communication II COMM1010 - 3 3 0
MATH2010 Calculus II

MATH1030

- 3 3 0
Semester 2 Total: 18 14 10
Semester 3
AECH1100 Environmental Awareness & Ethics - - 2 2 0
AEMA1113 Materials Practices  CHEM1010 PHYS1020   2 2 0
AEMA1213 Materials Practices (Lab) AEMA1102 AEMA1113 1 0 2
AEMA1303 Machine Shop Practices AEMA1102 - 2 1 3
Semester 3 Total: 7 5 5
Year 1 Total:  43 34 24
COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
PRE-Req Co-REQ CR LEC LAB

Semester 4

AECH2103 Leadership & Management Principles AECH1100 COMM1020 - 2 2 0
AEMA2101 Welding Fundamentals - - 1 1 0
AEMA2121 Materials & Processes  AEMA1213 - 2 2 0
AEMA2131 Industrial Maint. Mechanics - - 2 2 0
AEMA2201 Welding Fundamentals (Lab) AEMA1303 AEMA2101 1 0 3
AEMA2221 Materials & Processes (Lab) AEMA1102 AEMA2121 1 0 2
AEMA2231 Industrial Maint. Mechanics (Lab) AEMA1102 AEMA2131 1 0 3
AEMA2311 Computer Aided Design I AEMA1312 - 3 2 2
Mathematics & Natural Sciences Elective: Select 1 of 4

BIOL1001

Inquiry-Based Biology - - 3 3 0
BIOL1002 Introduction to Botany - - 3 3 0
BIOL1003 Fundamentals of Ecology - - 3 3 0
BIOL1004 Introduction to Geology - - 3 3 0
Semester 4 Total: 16 12 10
Semester 5
AECH2112 Sustainability & Renewable Energy AECH1100 - 3 3 0
AEMA2102 Power Plant Components  - - 2 2 0
AEMA2112 Rotating Equipment Maintenance  - - 2 2 0
AEMA2122 Non-Destructive Testing AEMA2221 - 2 2 0
AEMA2202 Power Plant Components (Lab)  AEMA1102 AEMA2102 1 0 3
AEMA2222 Non-Destructive Testing (Lab)  AEMA1102 AEMA2122 1 0 2
AEMA2232 Rotating Equipment Maintenance (Lab)  AEMA1102 AEMA2112 1 0 2
AEPC1203 Basic Instrumentation AEEL1100 &AEEL1200 OR AEEL1101 & AEEL1201 - 2 0 5
Semester 5 Total: 14 9 12
Semester 6
AEMA2103 Principles of Maintenance AEMA2112 AEMA2131 - 2 2 0
AEMA2203 Principles of Maintenance (Lab) AEMA1102 AEMA2103 1 0 2
AEMA2113 Hydraulics & Pneumatics  PHYS1020 - 2 2 0
AEMA2213 Hydraulics & Pneumatics (Lab)  AEMA1102 AEMA2113 1 0 2
AEMA3121 Applied Fluid Mechanics MATH1030 PHYS1020 - 2 2 0
AEMA3221 Applied Fluid Mechanics (Lab) AEMA1102 OR AECE1340 AEMA3121 1 0 2
Semester 6 Total: 9 6 6
Year 2 Total: 39 27 28
COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
PRE-REQ CO-REQ CR LEC LAB

Semester 7

AEMA3111 Multivariate Calculus  MATH2010 - 3 3 0
AEMA3301 Mechanics, Statics & Dynamics AEMA1102 PHYS1021 MATH1020 OR AMPII Score of 85% - 3 2 2
AEMA3311 Computer Aided Design II AEMA2311 - 3 2 2
AEMA4142 Applied Heat Transfer AEMA3121 OR AECH2142 - 3 3 0
RSST3002 Probability & Statistical Analysis MATH2010 - 3 3 0
Semester 7 Total: 15 13 4
Semester 8
AECH2113 Quality Assurance COMM1020 - 2 2 0
AEMA4111 Applied Differential Equations MATH2010 - 3 3 0
AECH3302 Applied Thermodynamics MATH1020 PHYS1020 - 3 2 2
AEMA3302 Strength of Materials AEMA3301 MATH2010 3 2 2
AEMA3322 Maintenance Engineering AEMA2203 - 3 3 1
AETN2302 Applied Programming I MATH1020 OR AMPII Score of 85% - 3 1 5
Semester 8 Total: 17 13 10
Semester 9
AEMA3000 Work Placement Min 85 Credits - 9 360 Total HRS
Semester 9 Total: 9 0 0
Year 3 Total: 41 26 14
COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
PRE-REQ CO-REQ CR LEC LAB

Semester 10

AEMA4100 Project Management AECH2103 - 3 3 0
AEMA4121 Pipeline Protection & Maintenance AEMA2222 - 2 2 0
AEMA4301 Capstone Project I RSST3002 AEMA4100 COMM3010 AEMA4311 0 1 2
AEMA4311 Machine Design  AEMA3302 - 3 2 3
COMM3010 Research & Reporting COMM1020 - 3 3 0
Semester 10 Total: 11 11 5
Semester 11
AEMA4122 Quality Control AEMA3311 RSST3002 - 2 2 0
AEMA4302

Capstone Project II

AEMA4301 - 3 3 0
AEMA4312 Applied CNC & CAM AEMA2221 AEMA3311 - 3 2 3
AEMA4332 Facilities Maintenance Management AECH3302 AEMA2311 AEMA3322 - 2 1 3
Semester 11 Total: 10 8 6
Year 4 Total: 21 19 11
B.Sc. ME-MaE Program Total: 144 106 77

Graduate Future Pathways:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Maintenance Engineering (B.Sc. ME-MaE) degree programs are equipped to pursue further specialization in their field or research.

Graduate Career Opportunities:

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Maintenance Engineering (B.Sc. ME-MaE) is an applied degree with learning outcomes closely linked to the labor market. A wide range of career opportunities in the field currently exist and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Mechanical Maintenance Engineer
  • Industrial Maintenance Engineer
  • Industrial Operations Engineer
  • Diagnostic Engineer
  • Operation Engineer
  • Maintenance Manager

Program Contact:

Dr. Mansour Al Qubeissi
Department Head, Mechanical Engineering