Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Smart Manufacturing Engineering (B.Sc. ME-SME)

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Degree type:
Bachelor
Bachelor of Science

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering-Smart Manufacturing Engineering (B.Sc. ME-SME) is an applied degree with learning outcomes closely linked to the labor market. The program provides students with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed for a career in the Mechanical-Manufacturing industry. After completing this Bachelor’s degree program, students are able to design, implement, operate, maintain, calibrate, troubleshoot mechanical systems, and optimize processes. Students in this program gain an in-depth knowledge of manufacturing equipment, control and techniques, and product design. This skill set, when consolidated through the completion of a Capstone project and work placement, prepares graduates for an exciting career in the manufacturing industry.

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 Mathematics, and one final year Physics or Chemistry;

OR

2. Two-Year Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology from UDST, or equivalent;

OR

3. Three-Year Diploma in Maintenance Engineering Technology 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.

Program Duration:

Four years

To see the 2023-2024 Study Plan pages, please CLICK HERE!

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 Chemistry I - CHEM1011 3 3 0
CHEM1011 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
AECH1100 Environmental Awareness & Ethics - - 2 2 0
AEEL1101 Fundamentals of Electricity I - - 3 3 0
AEEL1201 Fundamentals of Electricity I (Lab) - AEEL1101 1 0 2
AEMA1102 Health & Safety in a Workplace - - 2 2 0
AEMA1312 Engineering Graphics AECH1201 - 3 1 4
COMM1020 English Communication II COMM1010 - 3 3 0
MATH2010 Calculus II MATH1030 - 3 3 0
Semester 2 Total: 17 14 6
SEMESTER 3
AEEL1102 Fundamentals of Electricity II AEEL1101 - 3 3 0
AEEL1202 Fundamentals of Electricity II (Lab) AEEL1201 AEEL1102 1 0 2
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: 9 6 7
Year 1 Total: 44 29 17
COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
PRE-REQ CO-REQ CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 4
AEEP2301 Applied Programming AEEL1101 MATH1020 OR AMPII Score of 85% - 2 1 2
AEMA2121 Materials & Processes AEMA1213 - 2 2 0
AEMA2221 Materials & Processes (Lab) AEMA1102 AEMA2121 1 0 2
AEMA2311 Computer Aided Design I AEMA1312 - 3 2 2
AEMA3111 Multivariate Calculus MATH2010 - 3 3 0
AETN1112 Digital Electronics AEEL1101 AETN1212 3 3 0
AETN1212 Digital Electronics (Lab) AEEL1201 AETN1112 1 0 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: 18 14 8
SEMESTER 5
AECH2112 Sustainability & Renewable Energy AECH1100 - 3 3 0
AECH3302 Applied Thermodynamics MATH1030 PHYS1020 - 3 2 2
AEMA2113 Hydraulics & Pneumatics PHYS1020 - 2 2 0
AEMA2133 Welding & Non-Destructive Testing AEMA1113 - 1 1 0
AEMA2213 Hydraulics & Pneumatics (Lab) AEMA1102 AEMA2113 1 0 2
AEMA2233 Welding & Non-Destructive Testing (Lab) AEMA1102 AEMA2133 1 0 3
AEMA3301 Mechanics, Statics & Dynamics

AEMA1102 PHYS1021 MATH1020 OR AMPII Score of 85%

- 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 5 Total: 17 13 9
SEMESTER 6
AECH2103 Leadership & Management Principles AECH1100 COMM1020 - 2 2 0
AECH2113 Quality Assurance COMM1020 - 2 2 0
AEMA3333 Applied Dynamics & Kinematics AEMA3301 - 3 2 2
Semester 6 Total: 7 6 2
Year 2 Total: 42 33 19
COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE TITLE Requisite HOURS/WEEK
PRE-REQ CO-REQ CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 7
AEMA3112 Applied Differential Equations MATH2010 - 3 3 0
AEMA3121 Applied Fluid Mechanics MATH1030 PHYS1020 - 2 2 0
AEMA3221 Applied Fluid Mechanics (Lab)

AECE1340 OR AEMA1102

AEMA3121 1 0 2
AEMA3302 Strength of Materials AEMA3301 - 3 2 2
AEMA3311 Computer Aided Design II AEMA2311 - 3 2 2
RSST3002 Probability & Statistical Analysis MATH2010 - 3 3 0
Semester 7 Total: 15 12 6
SEMESTER 8
AEAC3101 System Automation & Embedded Systems AEEP2301 - 3 3 0
AEAC3201 System Automation & Embedded Systems (Lab) AEEP2301 AEAC3101 1 0 2
AEMA3232 Advanced Manufacturing - AEMA4312 2 0 5
AEMA3242 Designing & Prototyping AEMA3311 AEMA4312 2 0 5
AEMA4142 Applied Heat Transfer AECH 2142 OR AEMA3121  - 3 3 0
AEMA4312 Applied CNC & CAM AEMA 2221 AEMA3311 - 3 2 3
Semester 8 Total: 14 8 15
SEMESTER 9
AEMA3000 Work Placement Minimum 85 Credits - 9 360 Total HRs
Semester 9 Total: 9 0 0
Year 3 Total: 38 20 21
COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE TITLE requisite HOURS/WEEK
PRE-req CO-req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 10
AEAC4101 Robotics & Intelligent Control AEAC3101 - 3 3 0
AEAC4201 Robotics & Intelligent Control (Lab) AEAC3201 AEAC4101 1 0 2
AEMA4100 Project Management AECH2103 - 3 3 0
AEMA4301 Capstone Project I RSST3001 OR RSST3002 AEMA4100 COMM3010 0 1 2
AEMA4311 Machine Design AEMA3302 - 3 2 3
COMM3010 Research & Reporting COMM1020 - 3 3 0
Semester 1 Total: 13 12 7
SEMESTER 11
AEAC4102 AI & Machine Learning for Process Control AEAC4101 MATH2010 RSST3001 OR RSST3002  - 2 2 0
AEAC4202 AI & Machine Learning for Process Control (Lab) AEAC4201 MATH2010 RSST3001 OR RSST3002 AEAC4102 1 0 2
AEMA4123 PLC AEEL1102 - 1 1 0
AEMA4223 PLC (Lab) - AEMA4123 1 0 3
AEMA4302 Capstone Project II AEMA4301 - 3 3 0
AEMA4342 Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) AEMA4312 AEAC4102 2 1 4
Semester 11 Total: 10 7 9
Year 4 Total: 23 19 16
 B.Sc. ME-SME Program Total: 147 101 71

 

Graduate Future Pathways:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Smart Manufacturing Engineering (B.Sc. ME-SME) degree program are equipped to pursue further specialization in their field or research.

Graduate Career Opportunities:

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering – Smart Manufacturing Engineering (B.Sc. ME-SME) 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:

  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Machine Shop Manager
  • Fabrication Engineer
  • Production Supervisor
  • Project Manager
  • Research and Development Engineer

Program Contact:

Dr. Mansour Al Qubeissi
Department Head, Mechanical Engineering (Acting)