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Majors and Minors

Undergraduate Program

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with concentration in one or more of the following fields:

Design
The design concentration provides the mechanical engineering graduates with additional skills for career success in modeling, analyzing and designing mechanical components and systems using the latest engineering tools. This is accomplished with special courses in finite element analysis, automatic control, robotics, vibrations, systems design and analysis and integrated design. These courses are supported by state-of-the-art computer software and hardware, in addition to advanced lab facilities.

Industrial Engineering
Industrial engineering is concerned with the analysis, design, improvement, installation and management of integrated systems of people, finances, materials, equipment, energy and information. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skill in the mathematical, physical, physiological and social sciences, together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict, evaluate and optimize the outputs of such systems.


Materials and Manufacturing
In materials and manufacturing, students study the fundamentals and practices of engineering materials and their fabrication techniques including state-of-the-art concepts. They learn the interrelationships between the material’s performance, its properties, its structure and how it is processed. The concentration courses are regularly updated to reflect recent advances and developments in the field; for example, courses on nanostructured materials, semiconductors and microelectromechanical devices (MEMS) have recently been added to the concentration courses. Graduates of this concentration are equipped with the skills to engineer the structure of a material by controlling its composition, treatment and manufacturing in order to meet the design specifications and to achieve the desired levels of performance.

Mechatronics
Mechatronics is the integration of mechanical engineering, electronics, control engineering, and computers, through the design process. Mechatronics systems depend for their functionality on computer software. The mechanical engineer of tomorrow will need to have a knowledge of computer programming, automatic control, sensor technology and microprocessor technology since these aspects will be integral parts of tomorrow's “mechanical” products. Mechatronics aims at preparing the engineer for the workplace of the future.

Some students may opt to obtain a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering with more than one concentration.

 

Admission Requirements 

Students are admitted to the mechanical engineering program either upon admission to AUC or after successful completion of criteria courses. High school students with mathematics/science background are accepted depending on their high school grades and the available quota in the program. Undeclared and transfer students are admitted to the program upon completing criteria courses. Students are accepted based on their GPA and on available quota in the department. Refer to the attached sheet for the required courses to join the program.


Graduation Requirements
 
In order to fulfill the set mission and objectives, the major program of Mechanical Engineering is designed as a five-year program. A total of 162 credits is required for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, which is divided in the following categories:

Core Curriculum                                                30-42 credits
Engineering Core Requirements                   52 credits
Concentration Requirements                         50 credits
Concentration Electives                                   21 credits
General Electives                                              0-9 credits

For a detailed course description of offered courses please click here.

Graduate Program

The Mechanical Engineering Department currently offers two degrees at the graduate level. The master of science in mechanical engineering provides a broad study in preparation for careers in advanced engineering disciplines including design, environmental engineering, industrial engineering and materials and manufacturing. The master of engineering in product development and systems management is a non-thesis option that exposes the students to leading-edge trends and technologies through a number of advanced graduate courses.