Course Descriptions (ME)

MECH 1301 Statics

Course Synopsis: General principles of statics, force vectors, equilibrium, analysis of trusses, frames and machines, forces and moments, friction, centroids and moment of inertia.

Pre-requisite: None

MFGA 1201 Computer Aided Drawing

Course Synopsis: Introduction, geometrical construction, 3D modelling, orthographic projections, isometric, sectional and auxiliary views, dimensions and tolerances, mechanical and electrical symbols, intersections, development assembly drawing.

Pre-requisite: None


EECE 1316 Fundamental of Electrical and Electronics

Course Synopsis: Basic of electric circuits; Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws; Resistors in series and parallel; Circuit theorems and analysis for electric circuits; AC circuits and their analysis using phasors. Fundamentals of electronic circuits –rectification, operational amplifiers; Operating principles of transformer and machines power factor.

Prerequisites:        None


MECH 1302 Dynamics

Course Synopsis: Kinematics of particles and rigid bodies, kinetics of particles, Newton’s 2nd law of motion, equations of motion, work and energy methods, impulse and momentum.

Pre-requisite: MECH 1301


EECE 1317 Engineering Programming

Course Synopsis: This subject is designed to expose the first year engineering students on the development of programming skills using a computer language, which is suitable for the current computer operating system. It will emphasize on teaching the essential concepts of computer programming that includes steps of problem solving using computer, algorithm and program logic tools, control structures, modular programming using functions, arrays, pointers, data structures and files. At the end of the course, the student should be able to plan, analyze, and write computer programs to solve engineering problems.

Pre-requisite: None


MFGA 1141 Introduction to Workshop

Course Synopsis: Safety practices in engineering workshops, measurement and measuring tools, introduction to theory and practices of manual and NC machining processes: turning, milling, drilling, grinding, introduction to theory and practices of fabrication processes: bench working, woodworking, moulding and casting, welding, metal forming, heat-treatment.

Pre-requisite: None


EECE 1102 Electrical and Electronic Lab 1

Course Synopsis: Experiments on electric/electronic circuits, circuit design techniques: computer assisted analysis, active and passive circuit elements characteristic and applications, basic circuit laws, Thevenin and Norton equivalents, maximum power transfer, AC networks.

Pre-requisite: EECE 1316


MECH 2310 Thermodynamics

Course Synopsis: Thermodynamics is that branch of physics which seeks to derive relationships between properties of matter, especially those which are affected by temperature, and a description of the conversion of energy from one form to another. Standard concepts such as heat, work, internal energy and enthalpy will be introduced. Thermodynamic properties of gases, liquids and solids will be presented and the equations of state for ideal and real gases will be developed and applied. The concepts of control volume analysis, the conservation of mass and energy and the second law of thermodynamics will be discussed and applied. Several fundamentally important engineering applications such as heat engines, refrigeration and other power cycles will be outlined.

Pre-requisite: None


MECH 2342 Mechanics of Materials

Course Synopsis: Introduction to stress and strain, Hooke’s law, axially loaded members, torsion of circular shafts, beam bending, thin walled pressure vessels, combined loading, stress transformation, principal and maximum in-plane shear stresses, buckling of columns, deflection of beams, and introduction to failure theories.

Pre-requisite: MECH 1301


MTRE 2381 Materials Science and Engineering

Course Synopsis: Classification of materials into key groups, general criteria of materials selection, fundamental science of atomic bonding and crystalline structure of materials, phase equilibrium and transformation in metallic systems, heat treatment and strengthening methods of materials, microstructure – properties relationship, failure of materials in services, physical properties of materials (electrical and conductivity, magnetic, optical), processing of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites as well as biomaterials and nanomaterials.

Pre-requisite: None


MECH 2241 Instrumentation and Measurement

Course Synopsis: Basic principles of measurement; Analysis of Experimental Data; Basic Electrical Measurements and Sensing Devices; Pressure Measurement and Flow Measurement; Temperature Measurement; Force, Torque, and Strain Measurements; Motion and Vibration Measurement; Electrical, Pneumatics and Hydraulics Actuators; Recent Developments in Instrumentation and Measurement

Pre-requisite: EECE 1316

MECH 2340 Fluid Mechanics

Course Synopsis: Fluid properties, fluid statics, fluid in motion, pressure variation in flowing fluids, momentum and energy principles, dimensional analysis and similitude.

Pre-requisite: MATH 2311


MECH 2312 Dynamics of Machinery

Course Synopsis: Kinematics and kinetics of rigid body in planar motion. Free and forced vibration in one and higher degree of freedom system with or with or without damping.

Pre-requisite: MECH 1302


MFGA 2307 Manufacturing Processes

Course Synopsis: Introduction to manufacturing processes, various casting and solidification processes, casting defects; permanent joining processes: fusion and solid-state welding; forming processes: rolling, forging, extrusion, wire and bar drawing; machining processes: turning, drilling, milling, shaping, planning, Broaching, Sawing, Screw threads, Gears.

Pre-requisite: MFGA 1141


MECH 3310 Heat Transfer

Course Synopsis: This module deals with the different modes of heat transfer. Conduction: Steady-state one-dimensional heat transfer. Heat transfer from fins. Transient conduction heat transfer – lumped type analyses. Convection: Heat transfer analyses / correlations for forced convections for laminar and turbulent flow. Heat transfer analyses/correlations for natural convections. Heat Exchangers: Types of heat exchangers, log-mean temperature difference, effectiveness-NTU method. Radiation: Physical mechanism, radiation properties, view factor, radiation exchange, radiation shields.

Pre-requisite: MECH 2310 and MECH 2340


MECH 3124 Mechanical Engineering Lab 1

Course Synopsis: This course covers structural topics (DOM, MOM). It divided into two parts, which the first part is the guided lab and the second part is an experimental-project. The guided lab will be done in 6 weeks which the student will perform impact test, hardness test, tensile and compression test, 3 points bending test, determination of the moment of inertia, and vibration test.

Pre-requisite: MECH 2312, MECH 2342


MECH 3340 Control System

Course Synopsis: Mathematical modeling of dynamic systems. Open and closed loop systems. State variable description of linear systems. Transient response and steady state error analysis. Root-locus analysis and design. Frequency response analysis of linear systems. Bode and Nyquist diagrams. Design and implementation of control systems for automotive and aerospace applications.

Pre-requisite: MATH 2311


MECH 3312 Machine Design

Course Synopsis: Introduction to machine design principles, failure theories for static and fatigue loadings, design calculations for selection of shafts, bolts, springs, belt and chain drives, rolling element bearings and gears, and design of welded joints.

Pre-requisite: MECH 2342


MECH 3140 Engineering Design Ideation

Course Synopsis: The course is aimed to develop students’ capabilities in structured problem solving within an industry context. It brings in industrial familiarization through literature search, invited industrial speakers and industrial visit. Students work in groups on problem identification where they reflect and draw on knowledge that have been previously gained in engineering and non-engineering courses. It is designed to help students develop the logical path entailing developing logical argument that links observed problem to its root cause and eventually to a solution. The course integrates critical thinking skills, professional skills and technical skills, to construct meaningful problem formulation and a proposed solution, and present it in white paper write-up and oral presentation.

Pre-requisite: 3rd year standing


MFGA 2305 Project and Operation Management

Course Synopsis: Fundamental concepts of project and operation management in the field of engineering. The challenge of estimating project times and costs, developing project plan and managing risks. Scheduling resources and reducing project duration. Being an effective project manager, managing project teams and managing inter-organizational relations. Approaches that primarily use mathematical models to formulate LP problems and make viable and optimum decisions. Qualitative and quantitative techniques used in forecasting, inventory and project management.

Pre-requisite: MATH 1321



Course Synopsis: Design paradigms, computer generation of geometric models, standards for CAD, parametric curves and surfaces, computer-aided optimal design for manufacturing, Virtual simulation of manufacturing system and rapid prototyping (RP). Principle of NC and CNC systems. CNC machine tools programming, programming concept for CAD/CAM software

Pre-requisite: MFGA 1201


MECH 3241 Introduction to IoT and Applications

Course Synopsis: Theory and practical exposure to systems interfacing and their elements, standards and protocols, High level Basic Programming, Introduction to Industry 4.0 Technology, Industrial Automation And Field Devices, Introduction To Industrial IoT Gateway, IoT Configuration Tool, Dashboard For User Interface (HMI), Introduction To Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), PLC Hardware Design, PLC Programming, Network Design And Troubleshooting, PLC And IOT Gateway Integration, IOT Communication Protocol, Introduction to IoT Mobile Application and Development, Introduction To Cloud Computing.

Pre-requisite: MECH 2241 and EECE 1317


MECH 3128 Mechanical Engineering Lab 2

Course Synopsis: This course covers thermofluids topics (Heat Transfer & Fluid Mechanics). It divided into two parts, which the first part is the guided lab and the second part is an experimental-project. The guided lab will be done in 6 weeks which the student will perform convection test, conduction test, radiation test, Stirling engine test, flowmeter obstruction test, internal flow friction test, and impact of jet experiment.

Pre-requisite: MECH 2340, MECH 2310


MECH 3313 Mechanical Vibration

Free and forced vibrations of single degree of freedom systems. Vibration under harmonic excitation and general forcing conditions. Analysis of systems with more than one degree of freedom. Determination of natural frequencies and mode shapes. Modal analysis. Vibration isolation and control. Vibration measurement and application.

Pre-requisite: MECH 2312


MECH 3342 Computational Mechanics

Course Synopsis: The course aims to provide students the necessary computational techniques to solve problems related to solid and flow mechanics. The students will have an opportunity on hands-on experience in using finite element method (FEM) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to solve a range of practical and industrially relevant problems. Governing equations, discretization schemes, numerical methods, mesh quality and independence test, numerical errors, and boundary conditions will be discussed.

Pre-requisite: MECH 2340, MECH 2342


MFGA 3309 Engineering Economics and Management

Course Synopsis: Basic principles of engineering economics and management, organizational vision and mission, management functions, behaviour of people and corporate culture, motivation, leadership, organizational structures and change, functions and activities of human resource management, break-even point, depreciation, investment analyses, cost and financial management, ethical and Islamic perspectives in engineering economics and management.

Pre-requisite: MFGA 2305


MECH 3500 Engineering Industrial Training (EIT)

Course Synopsis: The Engineering Industrial Training Programme is to expose students to actual working environment at a relevant organization or industry. This exposure will develop students’ skills in applying engineering knowledge, solving problems, work ethics, communication, management, and teamwork. The programme will also help to establish a close relationship between the industry and university.

Pre-requisite: None


MECH 4200 Final Year Project 1

Course Synopsis: Implementation of the engineering knowledge learnt in the theoretical and practical classes. Literature review, formulation, analysis, design and construction to develop new products or system. Formulation of problem statement, objectives, scope of work and plan for engineering projects

Pre-requisite: None


MECH 4300 Integrated Design Project (IDP)

Course Synopsis: Integrated design project (IDP) provide students with an understanding of the design process where it allows students to apply what they have learned toward the solution of a real-world problem, through a team-based project experience. Students apply their knowledge and skills to gain significant experience in developing, designing, analysing, prototyping, and verifying their design, together with a basic business plan. Each integrated design project is executed by a group of approximately five students. A faculty advisor is assigned to each design project to supervise and guide the project throughout its duration. The lecture component provides students with key concepts in the design process, specific knowledge and skills on design and project management whereas the laboratory component allows students to brainstorm, propose ideas, design, evaluate performance of the proposed design, and verify the attainment of design objectives.

Pre-requisite: MECH 3140/ 4th year standing


MECH 4400 Final Year Project 2

Course Synopsis: Implementation of the engineering knowledge learnt in the theoretical and practical classes. Literature review, formulation, analysis, design and construction to develop products or system. Formulation of problem statement, objectives, scope of work and plan for engineering projects with consideration to society, social, cultural, global and environment.

Pre-requisite: MECH 4200


MECH 4211 Technology Entrepreneurship

Course Synopsis: Entrepreneurship as a process of transforming creative ideas into sustainable businesses. Entrepreneurial mind-set to address the characteristics to shape entrepreneurs and their thinking. Initiation of entrepreneurial ventures with the pursuit of ideas, opportunity recognition imbued with creativity, innovation and Islamic values. Method for assessing new ventures and business opportunities and pathways to ventures including issues related to legal, marketing, finance and a comprehensive business plan.

Pre-requisite: MECH 4300 and MFGA 3309


MECH 4331 Automotive Transmission System

Course Synopsis: Powertrain systems definitions. Complete gear ratio determination. Configurations of drive. Clutch mechanism and design. Manual transmission. Automatic transmission. Drive Shafts. Universal Joint. Differential.

Pre-requisite: MECH 2312


MECH 4332 Vehicle Electrical and Electronics Systems

Course Synopsis: Overview of the vehicle electrical systems and circuits includes a charging system, a starting system and an ignition system. Description of DC machineries includes electric machines, a generator and a transformer and their application in the starting, ignition and charging systems of vehicles. An overview of the basic principle of automotive electronics, including electronic components and circuits, digital electronics, sensors and actuators, digital electronics, analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue conversion. Development of electrical system of the chassis includes an anti-lock brake system, an active suspension system, an anti-slip system and an automatic transmission. Comfort and safety include central locking and power windows, cruise control and traction control, airbag and seat belt tensioner.

Pre-requisite: MECH 2241


MECH 4333 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle

Course Synopsis: Overview of the development of hybrid and electric vehicle. Mechanics of vehicle: kinetics and dynamics both in cruising and in traction mode, propulsion power. Internal combustion engine: BMEP and BSFC, fuel economy, an emission control system. The HEV/EV architecture: power train component sizing, component optimization system and energy recovery system. Energy storage system: battery pack design, battery parameters, battery modeling, fundamental of battery operation, battery management system. Machine phenomena: DC machine, AC induction machine, inductive voltage, force and torque, back-emf. Electric motor drive: DC drive, AC drive, pulse-width modulation, current control method, DC and AC machine control strategy. Power electronic converter: power electronic switch, DC/DC converter, and battery cell balancing converter.

Pre-requisite: MECH 3340


MECH 4334 Vehicle Dynamics and Chassis Systems

Course Synopsis: Vehicle dynamics fundamental: rational design and development of vehicle systems, transmission efficiency and transmission & dynamics matching. Dynamic analysis: force system, steady-state motion, tire dynamics. Analysis and evaluation of performance characteristics: braking system, traction control system, steering system, handling behavior, and ride qualities, suspension system. Fundamental of advanced Vehicle Systems Design with Artificial Intelligent (AI) embedded Internet of Things (IOT) based technology: vehicle autonomous braking system, steering system and adaptive cruise control and safety. Off-road vehicle: rational design and dynamic analysis.

Pre-requisite: MECH 2312


MECH 4335 Vehicle Systems Design

Course Synopsis: This course focuses on the layout of the major vehicle subsystems in the context of interactions between the subsystems and overall vehicle demands. Fundamental understanding of body structure and chassis design and analysis, crashworthiness and its influence on vehicle design, noise vibration and harshness, powertrain, handling and ride performance; modeling of the behavior of vehicles and vehicle subsystems including tires, steering, suspension and brakes. Performance prediction, engineering metrics and design requirements will be presented and discussed for selected subsystems.

Pre-requisite: MECH 2342


MFGA 3312 Quality Control and Improvement

Course Synopsis: Introduction; machining: mechanics of chip formation, force relationship; tool life and Taylor’s tool life equation, cutting fluids; machining operations: lathe operations, hole making, milling, shaping, planning, grinding, buffing and polishing, gear and thread manufacturing, non-traditional machining processes, surface integrity and surface treatment, economics of machining processes.

Pre-requisite: MATH 2330


MFGA 3311 Industrial Tools and Machines

Course Synopsis: Introduction, classification of machine tools, gearing diagrams, mechanisms, transmission ratios, typical parts, bearings, slide ways, drive systems and elements of control systems, detailed study of engine lathe, turret lathe, milling, grinding, gear-shaping and gear-hobbing machines, installation and acceptance test of machine tools.

Pre-requisite: MFGA 2307


MFGA 4316 Production Planning and Control

Course Synopsis: Manufacturing and service strategies, operations and productivity, overview of forecasting and inventory models, process strategy, capacity planning, layout strategy, assembly line balancing (ALB), aggregate planning, master production schedule (MPS), material requirements planning (MRP), short-term scheduling, work measurement, just-in-time (JIT), supply chain management.

Pre-requisite: MFGA 2305


MFGA 4319 Agile Manufacturing Systems

Course Synopsis: This course is a core course for manufacturing engineering students. According to IACOCCA Institute Report (1991) a new competitive environment is emerging, which is acting as a driving force for change in manufacturing. Competitive advantage will accrue to those enterprises that develop the capability to rapidly respond to the demand for high quality and highly customized product. To achieve the agility that is required to respond to these driving forces and to develop required capability, it is necessary to integrate flexible technologies with highly skilled, knowledgeable, motivated, and empowered workforce. Some of the recent manufacturing philosophies that have appeared on the industrial scenes are Lean and Agile Manufacturing focusing on leanness and agility, respectively. Agile manufacturing strategies will have to treat flexibility (in its different types and dimensions) as a central concept. However, agility is more than the traditional interpretation of organizational flexibility. Organizational mastery of uncertainty and changes is in focus in the agile organization; therefore, people and knowledge are regarded as the most important organizational assets. Organizational learning and the capability to reconfigure the business on a continuing basis are also important characteristics of an agile enterprise – often associated with the ability to intelligently innovate and invent new responses, e.g. to new markets demands and business processes. Therefore, this course supports Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

Pre-requisite: MFGA 3309


MFGA 3314 Additive Manufacturing

Course Synopsis: In 2010, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) group “ASTM F42 – Additive Manufacturing”, formulated a set of standards that classify the range of Additive Manufacturing processes into seven categories. These seven categories which includes vat polymerisation, powder based fusion, extrusion based fusion, material jetting, binder jetting, sheet lamination and directed energy deposition (DED) are covered in this course. Each category discusses the selection of materials used and its handling, process principles and parameters, commercial machines and setup, process benefits and drawbacks. In addition, the preparation of CAD models, STL and slicing generation, guidelines for design and process selection, processing structure-properties relationship, post processing and applications for AM are also elaborated.

Pre-requisite: MFGA 2307


MECH 4351 Building Energy Engineering

Course Synopsis: Broad overview of fundamental and applied concepts of energy in the overall context of the modern and built environment includes mechanical and electrical fundamentals to analyze the built environment, energy flows and balances, demand and supply solutions, tools such as life cycle analysis for assessment/evaluation how efficiently utilize the energy to reduce the energy used in the built environment. Students will also study on the impact of proper investment in energy efficiency in buildings.

Pre-requisite: MECH 2310


MECH 4352 Energy Management System

Course Synopsis: Energy Management System (EMS) involves a systematic process for continually improving energy performance and maximising energy savings along with the benefits to the environment and industry. Implementation of an energy management system (EMS) is useful to identify energy-saving opportunities and reap long-term benefits. This course will also provide the students the application of EMS in real life situation.

Pre-requisite: MFGA 3309


MECH 4353 Energy Conversion Technology

Course Synopsis: This course aims to introduce students to the available energy-conversion technologies for extracting energy from fossil fuels as well as from renewable energy. This course also provides knowledge of the power plant to convert the energy from nuclear, chemical, elastic, and gravitational, wind energy, natural gas, coal, and solar heat traping. This course will address the issue of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Renewable energy resources are plentiful and environmentally friendly, technology to harness and convert renewable energy to ensure an efficient and cost-effective application will be addressed.

Pre-requisite: MECH 2310


MECH 4354 Energy and The Environment

Course Synopsis: This course aims to develop a fundamental appreciation and understanding of climate change and adaptations to climate change issues. Students are expected to be present a balanced perspective on climate change and adaptations by covering: Earth’s climate system, Weathering and soils, Landslides and slope failure, Streams and floods, Groundwater and wetlands, Oceans and coastlines, Climate Change and greenhouse gas emission trends, mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

Pre-requisite: MECH 2310


MECH 4355 Oil and Gas Industries

Course Synopsis: This course overview of the reservoir characteristics: petroleum physical properties, bulk volume, porosity, permeability, saturation and recovery factor concept. Geology and exploration: rock characteristics, rock types, oil and gas origin, oil and gas migration and accumulation, traps and exploration methods. Drilling: rig types, drilling methods, drilling fluid, circulation system, rotary system, power system, hoisting system, vertical and directional drilling and drilling problems. Formation evaluation and well completion: coring, logging, drill stem test, casing and cementing, completion types and perforation. Production and transportation: natural flow and artificial flow, surface facilities, stimulation and transportation.

Pre-requisite: MECH 2340


MECH 4311 Applied Thermodynamics

Course Synopsis: Fundamental laws of thermodynamics and their application to thermal systems; This course focuses on the application of the thermodynamics knowledge in various engineering systems. The subject covers the gas and vapor power cycles, refrigeration and heat pump, the complete air conditioning system, and the concepts of chemical reactions in combustion, thermodynamics of combustion systems, heat transfer associated with combustion reactions, and equilibrium composition of the products of combustion.

Pre-requisite: MECH 2310


MECH 4363 Non-destructive Evaluation Testing       

Course Synopsis: General principles of Nondestructive Testing, Eddy current, Liquid penetrants, Magnetic particle inspection, Radiography, Ultrasonic, Other NDT methods, Nondestructive testing standards and specifications.

Pre-requisite: MECH 2342


MECH 4364 Tribology

Course Synopsis: Tribology is the science of friction, lubrication and wear which are fundamental elements to all mechanical systems. This course presents current insights into tribology in a pedagogical form, focusing on such fundamental concepts as surface energy, elastic and elastoplastic deformation, microfracture, and surface interactions at the micro- and nano-scale. Special considerations are given to the application of fundamental knowledge to control friction and wear behavior through lubrication and the selection of materials and coatings in practical situations. Furthermore, modern experimental methods are discussed and several case studies are used to indicate how fundamental tribology knowledge can be applied in the design of tribological components and systems for reliability, economic savings and environmental destruction reductions.

Pre-requisite: MECH 2340