Department of Material and Manufacturing Engineering
The Materials Engineering program was initially established as part of the degree courses offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2002 under the Kulliyyah of Engineering along with three other programmes, namely Manufacturing, Automotive and Aerospace Programmes. To ensure better management of the programmes, the Kulliyyah decided to place it under the Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, established in 2003.
The Materials Engineering programme focuses on materials science and engineering, production and processing of metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, physical metallurgy, design and selection of materials, corrosion, heat treatment, tribology, semiconductor materials, Computer Aided Design, quality control and management. The basic science and engineering principles demonstrated for processing of materials with properties suitable for intended engineering applications.
To receive a Bachelor of Engineering Degree, a student must satisfy all requirements of the University, Kulliyyah and the Department. They must complete not less than 139 credit hours of course work including 22 credit hours of the University’s required courses, 20 credit hours of the Kulliyyah required engineering courses, 88 credit hours of the Department’s required courses and 9 credit hours of the Department’s elective courses. The medium of instruction for the program is English and the duration is four years (full-time).
The present and future courses planned to provide a balanced collection of courses that can respond to the rapid advances in the field of materials engineering. By choosing a coherent set of electives in the third and fourth years, the students can adjust their learning according to their aptitudes and aspirations.
The programs offered by the Department updated through vigorous meetings and continuous elaborations. The outcomes reviewed in the light of feedbacks from industry through Industrial Advisory Panels (IAP), feedbacks from alumni and reports from other stakeholders, as well as recommendations from external assessors, and the EAC accreditation process. All suggestions and feedbacks are addressed in the curricula of the programmes during regular review activities. Hence, the Department is confident that the developed curricula of the program will meet the demands and the challenges of the future.