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Appendix
Course Characterization
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Course Characterization:
Course
Code
FLEn1011
Course Title
Sophomore English
Degree
Program
B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering
Module
Common Courses
Module Coordinator
English Department
Lecturer
NN
Course load
3
Cr. Hrs or 4
ECTS
Contact Hours
lec+tut+lab+home
3+0+0
+3
Course Objectives &
Competences to be
Acquired
Course Objectives
To familiarize the students with the fundamentals of
writing texts, scientific reports, handouts using English
language
To provide the student with a comprehensive
paragraph and essay writing
To prepare the student to effectively use English
language to
write different research proposals,
scientific reports, publications etc.
To provide a comprehensive study of Paraphrasing,
Summarizing, and Quoting in writing
To provide students with the knowledge of technical
report writing
Student Learning Outcome
write effectively the specific varieties of discourse
needed within your academic areas and future
profession including paragraphs, essays, exams,
cases, and Scientific reports,;
Read flied

specific materials (e.g. handouts,
textbooks, books, etc.) effici
ently and use them as
models when writing notes, outlines, summaries, and
technical reports.
listen and reproduce notes, structured outlines, simple
summaries, etc. in simple and clear English that can
easily be understood, and
Make effective oral represe
ntations.
Express yourself in writing using simple but logical and
clear language, and
Evaluate critically variety of texts.
Course
Description/Course
Contents
Factors in Writing
Preparing to write: having the right attitude
Preparing to write : subject knowledge
Prewriting techniques
Outlining: organizing content
Drafting and Revising
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Fundaments of Paragraph and Essay Writing
The differences between a Paragraph and an Essay
Learning to write Paragraphs and Essays
The
Parts of a paragraph and an Essay
I mportant points about the essay
Paragraph and Essay Formats
Analyzing model essays
The four Steps in Essay Writing
making a point
Supporting with specific evidence
Organizing and connecting specific evidence
Writing
clear and error
–
free sentences
Clearing away fragments
correcting fused sentences and comma splice
dealing with subject
–
verb agreement and
pronoun antecedents
understanding parallelism
remedying misplaced and dangling modifiers
rephrasing wordy
sentences and paragraphs
varying sentences
Modes of Discourse
Exposition
defining
providing examples
explaining a process
comparing and contrasting
dividing and classifying
providing causes and effects
Description
Narration
Argumentation and persuasion
Paraphrasing, Summarizing, and Quoting in writing
Practice on paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting
Writing technical reports
Components of technical report writing
Principles in writing technical reports: clarity, accuracy,
conciseness. completeness, an
d correctness
Giving Oral Presentation
planning and organizing your presentation
devel opi ng Eff ecti ve presentati on styl e
Business Letters Writing
parts of Business letter
Business letter formats
Pre

requisites
None
Semester
First
Status of Course
Service course
Teaching & Learning
Methods
Lectures
I ndividual and group works
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Whole class discussion
Role plays and I mprovisation
Assessment/Evaluation &
Grading System
Written Examination
Mid

term examination (30%)
Final examination (40%)
Continues
assessments
Class activity (10%)
Assignments (10%)
Presentation (10%)
Attendance
Requirements
Lecture attendance (85%)
Assignment Submission (100%)
Literature
1.
John Langan,
College Writing Skills with Readings: Text &
Student CD,
2005

Student Edition
.
2.
Joseph F. Trimmer,
Writing With a Purpose
,
Jul 13, 2005.
3.
Jeff Coghill and Stacy Magedanz,
English Grammar (Cliffs
Study Solver),
Jun 27, 2003.
4.
National Writing Project and Carl Nagin,
Because Writing
Matters: Improving Student Writing in Our Schools,
Feb
10,
2006.
5.
Getachew Seyoum,
A Manual of Report Writing for
College Students.
Jimma University. I V
–
Discourse types,
1991.
6.
Thomas E. Tyner,
College Writing Basics: A Progressive
Approach,
Jul 1995.
7.
Stegberg C. Norman,
An introductory English Grammar,
New
York. MC Graw Hill Book Company, 1981.
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Course
Code
FLEn
1022
Course Title
Communication Skills
Degree Program
B. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering
Module
Humanities and social sciences
Module Coordinator
English Department
Lecturer
NN
Course load
2
Cr
Hrs or 3 ECTS
Contact Hours
(Lec+Tut+lab+home)
2+0+0+3
Course Objectives &
Competences to be
Acquired
Course Objectives
To train students the basic communicative skills to be
successful in their feature career to communicate with
English
To provide students a comprehensive knowledge on
how to present oral repots and written reports.
To provide students with the basic knowledge of
persuasive arguments
I t gives them a broad knowledge on the structure of
spoken and written discourse
To provi
de students how to interpret orally figures,
charts, maps, graphs, and tables.
To provide a comprehensive study of arguments
Student Learning Outcome
By the end of the course, trainees will be able to
attend lectures
present oral report
complete written
reports
read various materials and make their own notes
Express their ideas effectively in various
communicative contexts.
Master skills of persuasive arguments
Deliver their ideas with clarity and conviction
I dentify the structure of spoken and written di
scourse
Course
Description/Course
Contents
Listening for gist and details
Discriminating major and minor ideas
Taking notes, features of active listening
Reading and reacting to selected texts
Summary writing
Group discussion skills
I nterpreting texts, stories, pictures, charts, and tables;
Brief oral and written reports
Arguments.
Basic functions of English
I ntroducing oneself and others, giving advice,
expressing opinions, describing, showing probability
and certainty
I nterpre
ting orally figures, charts, maps, graphs, and
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tables
Summarizing and reviewing;
Critiquing
Debating;
Public speaking (impromptu and prepared)
Pre

requisites
FLEn 1011
Semester
Second
Status of Course
Service course
Teaching & Learning
Methods
I ndividual work
Pair / group work on problem solving activities and
projects
Whole class discussion
Role plays and I mprovisation
Open debating forums
Students’ keeping their Journal writing’ of their day to
day reading and presentations
Assessment/Evaluation &
Grading System
Written Examination
Final examination (20%)
Continues assessments
Group projects and discussion (20%)
I ndividual oral and written reports (10%)
Journal writing (10%)
Listening (10%)
Debates(10)
Public speaking (10%)
I nter

presentation(10)
Attendance
Requirements
Lecture attendance (85%)
Assignment Submission (100%)
Literature
1.
Bough Bennie,
101 Ways to Improve Your Communication
Skills Instantly, 4th Edition,
Sep 15, 2005.
2.
Kathryn Sue Young and Howard Paul Travis,
O
ral
Communication: Skills, Choices, and Consequences,
Mar
1, 2004.
3.
G. Adams, T. Peck, and H. Piotrowski,
202 Useful Exercises
for IELTS
,
Nov 30, 2002
.
4.
L. Wholey,
Reading Matters 1
, Houghton Mifflin Company,
Boston, 2000.
5.
Davy E. and Davy K.:
Reading
and vocabulary workbook,
(1992) TOEFL.
6.
Gerememew Gebre (2000)
English Conversation
. Addis
Ababa: Mega Publishing Enterprise.
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Course
Code
MEng 2102
Course Title
Research Methods
Degree Program
B. Eng in Mechanical Engineering
Module
Research
Methods
Module Coordinator
Mechanical Engineering Department
Lecturer
NN
Course load
2 Cr. Hrs or 3 ECTS
Contact Hours
(
(Lec+Tut+lab+home)
2+0+0
+3
Course Objectives &
Competences to be
Acquired
Course Objectives
The purpose of this course is to
present an introduction to the
major considerations and tasks involved in conducting a
research project. This course ensures that engineering students
are familiar with library resources, database searches, patent
searches, and industry standards. The cour
se also covers
strategies for formulating research questions and approaching
the research task as well as literature surveys and bibliographic
conventions. I t also provides opportunities for students to
explore the implications of technology and to lead gr
oup
discussions of issues arising from their research. Generally, this
subject teaches the student from problem selection to
completed research report with practical suggestions based
on a solid theoretical framework and an educationally sound
learning pro
cedure.
Competences (Learning Outcomes)
At the conclusion of this course, the student will have
developed an understanding of how to identify research
topics, formulate research questions / hypotheses, select an
appropriate research and, where applicable
, experimental
design.
The student will also be capable of performing required
statistical analyses for any variant application in a business /
industrial setting, regardless of data form, and will be
familiar with major indices for measuring correlation a
nd
association.
The course will enable the students to select an appropriate
investigative strategy, select an appropriate statistical
analysis plan (mindful of the nature of the data available,
and the underlying assumptions associated with the test
involved), correctly
execute the analytical plan, and make
recommendations for further research / action in a format
consistent with the presentation of such
data in a business
environment.
Course
Description/Course
(1)
Introduction
(2)
Identifying the Type and P
urpose of the Research Study
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Contents
Historical Methods Of Generating Knowledge
The Scientific Method
Developing The Statement Of The Problem
Types Of Research Studies
Operationally and the Statement of the Problem:
Research Questions and Hypotheses.
(3)
Developing the Experimental Design
Definitions Of Terms
The Basic Logic and Purpose of an Experimental Design
Type of Experimental Designs
Designing the I ndustrial Experiment
Assessing the Experiment for Adequacy and Efficiency
(4)
Environmental Mod
els
Sampling Procedures and
Considerations
Types of Sampling Plans
Misconceptions Related to Randomness
Sample Size and Experimental Precision
(5)
Establishing the Integrity of the Data
A Review of Measurement Scales and Types of Data
Establishing the
Reliability and Validity of the Data in
(Predominantly) Non Experimental (Qualitative) Research
Establishing the Precision and Accuracy of the Data in
(Predominantly) Experimental Research
(6)
Designing the Plan for the Statistical
Analysis of the Data
Me
asur ement Scal es and Test Sel ecti on
When You Can not Fol l ow the Pl an
Nonpar ametr i c Testi ng and Anal ysi s
(7)
Anal yzi ng Data from Si mpl e Experiments: Si ngl e Treatment
Anal yses
The Compl etel y Randomi zed Desi gn
–
Fi xed & Random
Effects
The Compl etel y Randomi z
ed Bl ock Desi gn (One and
Mor e Than One Bl ocked Effect)
The Compl etel y Randomi zed Desi gn

Repeated
Measur es
(8)
Maj or Measures of Rel ati onshi p
(Association and Correlation)
(9)
Reporting the Results of the Research Study
Reporting the Results of the
Study
The SDCA Process
The Final Checklist for the Planning and Execution of
Business & I ndustrial Research Studies
Pre

requisites
Probability and Statistics
[Stat 2101]
Semester
Status of Course
Compulsory
Teaching & Learning
Methods
Lectures on
basic topics;
Group and I ndividual projects work on specific researches in
MU
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I ndividual assignments on the various topics every two weeks
period;
Assessment/Evaluation
& Grading System
Evaluation system

Mid term written examination=%

Final project work=
%

Continuous assessment with assignments=%
Grading system
I f the class size is more than 30 students, the method of grading
will be statistical based on three parameters such as sample
mean (μ), standard deviation (σ) and total mark obtained (μ
i
).
Otherwi
se, the students will be evaluated on absolute grade
scales. The grading system includes the letter grades from A to
F and the equations used to grade a student statistically are
A
+
>μ+1.5* σ
μ+σ<
A
≤
μ+1.5*σ
μ+0.5*σ<
B
+
≤ μ+σ
μ<
B
≤ μ+0.5*σ
μ

0.5*σ <
C
+
≤ μ
μ

σ<
C
≤ μ

0.5*σ
μ

2*σ<D≤ μ

σ
F≤μ

2*σ
The letter grades have upper and lower limits
.
Attendance
Requirements
75% of all the course sessions (lectures, tutorials, and
experiments)
Literature
William Trochim and james P. Donnelly,
The Research Methods
Knowledge Base
, 3
rd
ed., Atomic Dog Publishing, 2007.
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Course
Code
MEng 3122
Course
Title
I ntroduction to FEM
Degree Program
B. Eng in Mechanical Engineering
Module
Finite Element Method
Module Coordinator
Mechanical Engineering Department
Lecturer
NN
Course load
2 Cr. Hrs or 3 ECTS
Contact Hours
(Lec+Tut+lab+home)
1
+
3
+
0
+3
Course Objectives &
Competences to be
Acquired
Course Objectives
This course is intended to lay the foundation for
Sufficient knowledge of mathematical foundation of the
Finite Element Methods
Skill development in computer programs for solving
engineering problems using FEM
Skill in using commercial FEM packages to model and
solve practical mechanical engineering problems
Competences (Learning Outcomes)
Upon completion of the course, students would have
Sufficient knowledge of mathematical fo
undation of
Finite Element Methods
Skill in developing FEM computer programs for
engineering problems
Skill in using commercial FEM packages to model and
solve practical mechanical engineering problems
Course
Description/Course
Contents
1.
Introduction
2.
Weighted Residual Methods:
I ntegral Form Galerkin
Method, Least square method, etc.; Weak form;
I nterpolation Function; Variational Method: Properties
of a functional; Stationary principle; Variational FEM
Formulation.
3.
Direct approach to solution of one d
imensional
problem: B
ar element; pipe flow element.
4.
Analysis of Truss Structure by FEM:
Element matrix in
local coordinates; Coordinate transformation; Element
matrix in global coordinates; Assembly of element
matrices; I mposition of force and displacement
boundary conduction; Solution of system equations.
5.
Analysis of Beam Structures by FEM:
Element matrix of
abeam element; Assembly procedure; I mposition of
boundary conduction;
6.
Shape Function and Isoperimetric Element:
1D Linear
and quadratic Element
. Rect
angular Linear and
quadratic elements; Linear and quadratic triangular
Element
7.
Numerical Integration:
Transformation of integral from
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global to local coordinates. Jacobian Matrix, Gaussian
quadrature.
8.
Dynamic Analysis of a Beam by FEM:
Element Mass,
stiffn
ess matrices and load vectors; Assembly of
element matrix; Modal analysis; I mposition of boundary
conditions. Central difference, Newark and Humboldt
time stepping schemes for transient analysis
.
Pre

requisites
Probability and Statistics
[Stat 2101]
Sem
ester
Status of Course
Compulsory
Teaching & Learning
Methods
Lectures,
Computational Exercises
Project
Assessment/Evaluation
& Grading System
Evaluation system

Exercises 20%

Project 30%

Final Examination
50%
Grading system
I f the class size is more than 30 students, the method of grading
will be statistical based on three parameters such as sample
mean (μ), standard deviation (σ) and total mark obtained (μ
i
).
Otherwise, the students will be evaluated on absolute grade
scales. The grading system includes the letter grades from A to
F and the equations used to grade a student statistically are
A
+
>μ+1.5* σ
μ+σ
<
A
≤ μ+1.5*σ
μ+0.5*σ<
B
+
≤ μ+σ
μ<
B
≤ μ+0.5*σ
μ

0.5*σ <
C
+
≤ μ
μ

σ<
C
≤ μ

0.5*σ
μ

2*σ<D≤ μ

σ
F≤μ

2*σ
The letter grades have upper and lower li
mits.
Attendance
Requirements
75% of all the course sessions (lectures, tutorials, and
experiments)
Literature
1.
Daryl L. Logan,
A First Course in the Finite Element Method,
Jul 25, 2006.
2.
O. C. Zienkiewicz and R. L. Taylor,
The Finite Element
Method Set,
Sixth Edition,
Sep 19, 2005.
3.
J. N. Reddy,
An Introduction to the Finite Element Method
(Mcgraw Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering),
Jan 11,
2005.
4.
Darrell W. Pepper and Juan C. Heinrich,
The Finite Element
Method: Basic Concepts and Applications (Serie
s in
Computational and Physical Processes in Mechanics and
Thermal Sciences),
Oct 31, 2005.
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Course
Code
Econ
1011
Course Title
I ntroduction to Economics
Degree Program
B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering
Module
Assessment Semester
Module Coordinator
NREM
Lecturer
N.N
Course load
3 Cr. Hrs or 4 ECTS
Contact Hours
(Lec+Tut+lab+home)
3+0+0
+3
Course Objectives &
Competences to be
Acquired
Course Objectives
To introduce the discipline concerned with the
economic aspects of engineering; it involves the
systematic evolution of the costs and benefits of
proposed technical projects.
To introduce students the principles and methodology
of engineering economy which is the integral part of
the daily management and operation of private

sector companies and cor
porations, regulated public
utilities, and nonprofit organizations
I t presents mathematical techniques and practical
advice for evaluating decisions in the design and
operation of engineering systems. These procedures
support both selection and justificati
on of design
alternatives, operating policies, and capital
expenditure.
Student Learning Outcome
Students completing this course will be able to
understand:
The concepts of interest and time value of money;
product/project costs and financial statements
How to evaluate engineering projects with economic
decisions using present worth, annual worth and rate
of return analyses.
The impact of depreciation and taxation on project
decisions
How to make financially prudent decisions in
everyday life (car/hom
e loans or investments)
1.
I NTRODUCTI ON TO ENGI NEERI NG ECONOMY
I ntroduction
Origins of engineering economy
Relation ship between engineering &
Management
What are the principles of engineering
economy
2.
COST CONCEPT AND ANALYSI S
I ntroduction
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Course
Description/Course
Contents
Cost terminology
Application of cost concept
The general economic environment
Steps in an engineering economic analysis
3.
PRI NCI PLES OF MONEY

TI ME RELATI ON SHI P
I ntroduct
ion
Why consider return to capital
Origins of interest
Simple interest
Compound interest
The concept of equivalency
4.
APPLI CATI ON OF MONEY

TI ME RELATI ONSHIP
I ntroduction
The present worth method
The future worth method
The annual worth method
The internal
rate of return method
The external rate of return method
The pay back period method
5.
DEPRECI ATI ON & DEPLETI ON
I ntroduction
What is depreciation
Definition of value
Actual depreciation revealed by time
Types of depreciation
Depletion
6.
ESTI MATI NG CASH FLOW
I ntroduction
Components of an integrated approach
The work break down structure technique
The cost and revenue structure
Estimating techniques
Developing cash flows
7.
I NFLATI ON & PRI CE CHANGE
General price inflation
Terminology and basic concept
Differential
price inflation
8.
DEALI NG WI TH UNCERTAI NTY
I ntroduction
What are Rick, uncertainty, & sensitivity
Sources of uncertainty
Common methods for dealing with uncertainty
Breakeven sensitivity
Sensitivity method
Spread sheet method
Prerequisite
None
Semester
Year I, Semester I
Status of Course
Service
Teaching & Learning
Lectures
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Methods
Tutorials on lectures,
Personal study and Assignments
Assessment/Evaluation &
Grading System
Assessment:
Written Examination
Mid

term examination
Final examination
Continues assessments
Class activity
Assignments
Seminar presentation
Reference:
1.
Engineering Economy, Tenth edition, E. Paul DeGarmo,
William G. Sullivan, James A. Bontadelli, Elin M. Wicks
2.
Richard E. Carmichael,
Economics for Ever
yone: An
Introduction to Economics,
Sep 11, 2006.
3.
William D. Rohlf,
Introduction to Economic Reasoning (7th
Edition) (Addison

Wesley Series in Economics),
Feb 20,
2007
4.
Marc Lieberman and Robert E. Hall,
Introduction to
Economics (with InfoTrac ),
Mar 31,
2004
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Course
Code
Phil 1011
Course Title
I ntroduction to philosophy and reasoning skills (Logic)
Degree Program
B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
Module
Common Courses
Module Coordinator
NN
Lecturer
NN
Course load
3 Cr. Hrs or 4 ECTS
Contact Hours
(Lec+Tut+lab+home)
3+0+0+3
Course Objectives &
Competences to be
Acquired
The objective of the course is to help students
to grasp
Appreciation and understanding of formal reasoning
and its connection to informal reasoning so as to make
good decision.
Course
Description/Course
Contents
The course develops basic techniques of analysis and
understanding of the principles of and concepts
involved in clear thinking. Emphasis will be given on
logical validity, deductive and inductive reasonin
g,
fallacious arguments, symbolic logic, and scientific
method as applied to criteria of reasonable evidence.
Pre

requisites
None
Semester
Year I, Semester I
Status of Course
Common Course
Teaching & Learning
Methods
Lectures supported by tutorials;
Class and group discussions
Student seminars and workshops
Assessment/Evaluation
& Grading System
Assignment:
Mid

semester Examination
Final Examination
Attendance
Requirements
Lecture attendance (80%)
Presentation (all)
Literature
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Course
Code
Civic 1011
Course Title
Civ
ics and Ethical Education
Degree Program
B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
Module
Common Courses
Module Coordinator
NN
Lecturer
NN
Course Credit
3 Cr. Hrs or 4 ECTS
Contact Hours
(Lec+Tut+lab+home)
3+0+0+3
Course Objectives &
Competences to be
Acquired
The objective of the course is to help students grasp their
role in society as good and fruitful citizens. To this end,
they will be introduced to concepts in
governance
citizenship
constitutionalism
human rights and the rule of law
Course
Description/Course
Contents
1.
I ntroduction
1.1
Purpose and goals of civic and ethical
education
1.2
I nterdisciplinary nature of the course
2.
Government
3.
Citizenship
4.
Constitutions and constitutionalism
5.
Democracy
6.
Human rights and rule of law
6.1
Human rights
6.2
Rule of law
Pre

requisites
None
Semester
Year I, Semester I
Status of Course
Common Course
Teaching & Learning
Methods
Lectures supported by tutorials;
Class and
group discussions
Student seminars and workshops
Assessment/Evaluation
& Grading System
Assignment:
Mid

semester Examination
Final Examination
Attendance
Requirements
Lecture attendance (80%)
Presentation (all)
Literature
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Course
Code
Eng 1011
Course Title
I ntroduction to Engineering Discipline
Degree Program
B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
Module
Assessment Semester
Module Coordinator
Faculty of Science and Technology
Lecturer
NN
Course load
P/F
Contact Hours
(Lec+Tut+lab+home)
1+0
+0+
0
Course Objectives &
Competences to be
Acquired
Course Objectives
To teach students gain a basic understanding of
technology and problem solving skills.
To enable students have a sound understanding
of mechanical
engineering fundamentals, and
then will have a conducive state of mind to
easily grasp the advanced mathematics and
engineering sciences, and will acquire
engineering problem solving
To improve students comfort level with
technology.
To enable students gai
n the knowledge of basic
tools
To remove mystery surrounding the technology
faced every day.
To examine basic technologies in simple terms.
Student Learning Outcome
Students gain a basic understanding of
technology and problem solving skills.
Graduates
will have a sound understanding of
mechanical engineering fundamentals, and it
will be easier to be trained in mathematics and
sciences, and acquire engineering problem
solving skills.
Course
Description/Course
Contents
1)
I ntroduction to basic Mechanical Sy
stems
1.1.
Levers and inclined planes
1.2.
gears, belts, pulleys, cams, wheels & axles
1.3.
screws, springs, rotating wheels, friction
2)
Buoyancy
3)
Flying
4)
Hydraulic power,
5)
Exploiting heat, nuclear energy
6)
Light & optics
7)
Sound & music
8)
Telecommunications, waves,
9)
Electricity, magnetism
10)
Sensors & Detectors
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11)
I C engines
Pre

requisites
None
Semester
Year I, Semester
Status of Course
Compulsory
Teaching & Learning
Methods
Lectures
Tutorials
Laboratory exercises
Case studies
Assignments
Assessment/Evaluation
&
Grading System
o
Written Examination
Mid

term examination
Final examination
o
Case study reports
o
Presentations
Attendance
Requirements
Lecture and tutorial attendance (at least 80% of the
classes should be attended)
Laboratory exercise reports (all should be
submitted)
Case study reports (all should be submitted)
Presentation (all should be attended)
Literature
1.
The Way Things Work, D. Macaulay, 1998, Houghton
Mifflin Co., Boston.
2.
Technology: Today and Tomorrow
–
J.F. Fales, V.F.
Kuetemeyer S.A.
Brusic, Glencoe/McGraw Hill,
5
th
Edition, Feb 12, 2003
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Course
Code
MEng 1072
Course Title
Engineering Drawing
Degree Program
B. Eng in Mechanical Engineering
Module
Basic Engineering I
Module Coordinator

NN

Lecturer

NN

Course Load
3 Cr. Hrs
or 5 ECTS
Contact Hours
(Lec+Tut+lab+home)
2+
3
+
0+6
Course Objectives &
Competences to be
Acquired
Course Objectives
Will enable students:
To develop the understanding of drawings,
To improve the concept of orthographic projects
etc., at the end of the
course they should be in a
position to understand the language of Engineers,
i.e., drawing.
To develop idea of preparation of various types of
drawing industrial sectors,
To expose students to actual technical drawing
techniques for variety of components
, so that they
understand any type of technical drawing in
practice.
Competences (Learning Outcomes)
I mproved sketching skills
Easily understanding of geometrical drawing
Prepare various types of drawings industrial sectors
Understand the language of dra
wing and use drawing
as a means of communication ideas
Prepare different drawings
Easily understand technical drawings
Will have one big Engineering concept
Course
Description/Course
Contents
1.
I ntroduction
1.1
I mportance of Engineering Drawing
1.2
Standard Paper
layout
1.3
Drawing instruments and their uses
1.4
Alphabets of lines
1.5
Technical Lettering
2.
Geometrical Constructions**
2.1 Lines and angles
2.2 Construction of Regular polygons
2.3 Construction of curves used in engineering practices
2.3.1. Simple curves and arcs
2.3.2. Conic Sections: Ellipse, parabola, hyperbola
2.3.3. Cycloid curves: cycloid, epicycloids, and
hypocycloid
2.3.4. I nvolutes: Archimedean spiral
3. Orthographic projection
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3.1.
I ntroduction
3.2. Principles of Orthographic projection
3.3. Projection of points and lines
3.4. Projection of planes
3.4.1 Point projections on a plane
3.4.2 Edge view, True shape and True slope of a
plane
3.4.
3 Finding shortest distances
3.4.4 Piercing points
3.5. Projection of solids
4. Multi

view Representation
4.1. I ntroduction
4.2. First angle method of projection
4.2 Third angle method of projection
5. Auxiliary and Revolved views
5.1 Primary auxiliary views
5.2 Secondary auxiliary views
5.3 Revolved views
6. Pictorial Drawings
6.1 I ntroduction
6.2 axonometric projections
6.3 I sometric drawing
6.3 Oblique drawing
7. Sectioning
7.1 I ntroduction
7.2 Types of sectional views
7.2.1 Full Section
7.2.2 Offset Section
7.2.3 Half Section
7.2.4 Broken out section
7.2.5 Revolved Secti
on
7.2.6 Removed Section
7.2.7 Phantom Section
7.2.8
Auxiliary section
7.3 Techniques in Sectioning
8. Basic Dimensioning
8.1 General concepts on size and location dimensioning
8.2
Basic dimensioning practice
8.2.1 Dimension line
8.2.2 Extension line
8.2.3 Arrow heads
8.2.4 Leaders and pointers
8.2.5 Finish marks
8.3 Method of dimensioning
8.3.1 Aligned method
8.3.2 Unidirectional method
9 I ntersections and Developments
9.1 I ntroduction
9.2 Methods for finding the line of intersection
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9.2.1
Element method
9.2.2 cutting plane method
9.2.3 Common sphere method
9.3 Common intersections
9.3.1 Cone and cylinder intersection
9.3.2 Right cone
–
vertical cylinder intersection
9.4 Development of cylinders
9.5 Development of T

pieces
9.5 Development of Pyramids
9.6 Development of cones
**

Since this chapter is giving steps for construction are given,
better given as a reading assignment with han
douts and work
more in the tutorial time
Pre

requisites
None
Semester
Year I, Semester I I
Status of Course
Compulsory
Teaching & Learning
Methods
Lecture on each topic
Tutorials in the class: representative exercises will be
given for students and
each student will discuss with his
instructor and/or technical assistant to increase the
depth of understanding
Home exercises will be given for each student: these
exercises are aimed to be done by individual student
as home assignment.
Assessment/Evalu
ation
& Grading System
Class attendance and Activity: 10%
Sudden quizzes: 5%
I ndividual Assignment: 30%
Mid term examination: 20%
Final examination: 35%
Attendance
Requirements
At least
75% of the lecture class and
90% of the tutorial class should be
attanded
Literature
Frederick E. Gieseck,
Technical Drawing
,
J
ul 18, 2005
Warren J. Luzzader and Jon M. Duff,
Fundamentals of
Engineering Drawing
,
Prentice Hall, New Jersy, 11
th
ed,
1983
Cecil Jensen and Jay D. Helsel,
Engineering Drawing and
Design
, Glencoe/McGraw

Hill, New York, 5
th
ed, 1996
R.R Nair and TVG Setty,
Descri pti ve Geometry
, AAU, 1981
Engineering Drawing and Graphic Technology

Thomas
French, Charles Vierck, and Robert Foster, Jan, 1993.
(better text Not Available)
Modern Engi neering G
raphics and Desi gn

Voland
G.S.,
Dec 1999
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Course
Code
Geol 1042
Course Title
Environmental Science
Degree Program
B. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering
Module
Basic Science
Module Coordinator
N.N.
Lecturer
NN
Course load
3
Cr. Hrs or 4 ECTS
Contact Hours
(Lec+Tut+lab+home)
3
+0+0
+3
Course Objectives &
Competences to be
Acquired
Course Objectives
To enable students to know their natural resources, their
ecosystem, the biodiversity and its conservation, the
causes of environmental pollution,
social issues and its
relation with the environment
Student Learning Outcome
At the end of this course Mechanical Engineering students will
able to:
Know their natural resources (renewable and non
renewable)
Know structure of ecosystem and the energy flow
of
ecosystem
Know biodiversity and its conservation
The causes of environmental pollution
Know the social issues and its relation with the
environment
Course
Description/Course
Contents
Unit 1: The Multidisciplinary nature of environmental studies
Defini
tion, scope and importance
Need for public awareness.
(
2 Lectures)
Unit 2: Natural Resources :
Renewable and non

renewable resources :
Natural resources and associated problems.
Forest
resources: Use and over

exploitation,
deforestation, case studies. Timber extraction, mining,
dams and their effects on forests and tribal people.
Water resources: Use and over

Utilization of surface and
ground water, floods, drought, conflicts and water,
dams

benefits and problems.
Mineral resources: Use and exploitation, environmental
effects of extracting and using mineral resources, case
studies.
Food resources: World food problems, changes caused
by agriculture and overgrazing, effects of modern
agric
ulture, fertilizer

pesticide problems, water logging,
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salinity, case studies.
Energy resources: Growing energy needs, renewable
and non renewable energy sources, use of alternate
energy sources. Case studies.
Land resources: Land as a resource, land degrad
ation,
man induced landslides, soil erosion and desertification.
o
Role of an individual in conservation of natural
resources.
o
Equitable use of resources for sustainable
lifestyles.
(6 lectures)
Unit 3: Ecosystems
Concept of an ecosystem.
Structure and funct
ion of an ecosystem.
Producers, consumers and decomposers.
Energy flow in the ecosystem.
Ecological succession.
Food chains, food webs and ecological pyramids.
I ntroduction, types, characteristic features, structure
and function of the following
ecosystem:

o
Forest ecosystem
o
Grassland ecosystem
o
Desert ecosystem
o
Aquatic ecosystems (ponds, streams, lakes, rivers,
oceans, estuaries)
(6 lectures)
Unit 4: Biodiversity and its conservation
I ntroduction
–
Definition: genetic, species and
ecosystem diversi
ty.
Biogeographically classification of Ethiopia
Value of biodiversity : consumptive use, productive use,
social, ethical, aesthetic and option values
Biodiversity at global, National and local levels.
Ethiopia as a mega

diversity nation
Hot

spots of biod
iversity.
Threats to biodiversity: habitat loass, poaching of
wildlife, man

wildlife conflicts.
Endangered and endemic species of Ethiopia
Conservation of biodiversity: I n

situ conservation of
biodiversity.
(6 Lectures)
Unit 5: Environmental Pollution
Definition
Causes, effects and control measures of :

Air pollution
Water pollution
Soil pollution
Marine pollution
Noise pollution
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Thermal pollution
Nuclear hazards
Solid waste Management: Causes, effects and control
measures of urban and industrial wast
es.
Role of an individual in prevention of pollution.
Pollution case studies.
Disaster management: floods, earthquake, cyclone and
landslides.
(8 lectures)
Unit 6: Social Issues and the Environment
From Unsustainable to Sustainable development
Urban
problems related to energy
Water conservation, rain water harvesting, watershed
management
Resettlement and rehabilitation of people; its problems
and concerns. Case studies.
Environmental ethics: Issues and possible solutions.
Climate change, global warm
ing, acid rain, ozone
layer depletion, nuclear accidents and holocaust. Case
studies.
Wasteland reclamation.
Consumerism and waste products.
Environment Protection Act.
Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act.
Water (Prevention and control of Polluti
on) Act
Wildlife Protection Act
Forest Conservation Act
I ssues involved in enforcement of environmental
legislation.
Public awareness.
(7 lectures)
Unit 7: Human Population and the Environment
Population growth, variation among nations.
Population
explosion
–
Family Welfare Programme.
Environment and human health.
Role of I nformation Technology in Environment and
human health.
Case Studies.
(3 Lectures)
Unit 8: Field work
Visit to a local area to document environmental and river
forest grassland hil
l mountain.
Pre

requisites
None
Semester
Year I, Semester I I
Status of Course
Service
Teaching & Learning
Methods
Lectures
Tutorials on lectures
Project
Field Visit
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Personal study and assignments
Assessment/Evaluation
& Grading System
Assessment:
Written Examination
Mid

term examination 25%
Final examination 50%
Continues assessments
Class activity 5%
Assignments 5%
Surprising quiz 5%
Seminar presentation 5%
Laboratory and flied visit report 5%
Grading system:
The method of grading will be
statistical based on three
parameters such as sample mean (μ), standard deviation (σ)
and total mark obtained (μ
i
). Otherwise, the students will be
evaluated on absolute grade scales. The grading system
includes the letter grades from A to F and the equati
ons used
to grade a student statistically are
A
+
>μ+1.5* σ
μ+σ<
A
≤ μ+1.5*σ
μ+0.5*σ<
B
+
≤ μ+σ
μ<
B
≤ μ+0.5*σ
μ

0.5*σ <
C
+
≤ μ
μ

σ<
C
≤
μ

0.5*σ
μ

2*
σ
<D≤
μ

σ
F≤μ

2*σ
The letter grades have upper and lower limits.
Attendance
Requirements
Lecture attendance 80%
Assignment Submission 100%
Laboratory Practice 100%
Surprising quiz 100%
Literature
1.
I an Strangeways,
Measuring the Natural Environment
,
2nd
Edition, Cambridge university Press, October 2003.
2.
Jefferson W. Tester
,
Elisabeth M. Drake
,
Michael J. Driscoll
,
Michael W. Golay
and
William A. Peters
,
Sustainable Energy
,
MI T Press, July 2005
.
3.
Vaclav Smil
,
Energy in Nature and Society
, January 2008
.
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Course
Code
Math
1031
Course Title
Applied mathematics I
Degree Program
B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
Module
Engineering
math
Module Coordinator
NN
Lecturer
NN
Course load
4 Cr. Hrs or 6 ECTS
Contact Hours
(Lec+Tut+lab+home)
3+3+0+6
Course Objectives &
Competences to be
Acquired
The objective of this course is
to
equip students with
basic mathematical techniques of
calculus and
computational mathematics and help them develop skill
build

up in mathematical analysis for solving engineering
problems
Course
Description/Course
Contents
Vectors and Vector Spaces; Matrices, Determinants and
Systems of Linear Equations; Lim
it and Continuity;
Derivatives; I ntegration; Real Sequences; I ntroduction
Numerical Methods
Pre

requisites
None
Semester
Year I, Semester I
Status of Course
Compulsory
Teaching & Learning
Methods
Lectures supported by tutorials;
Assignments
Assessment/Evaluation
& Grading System
Assignment:
Mid

semester Examination
Final Examination
Attendance
Requirements
Lecture and Lab attendance (80%)
Presentation (all)
Literature
1.
Robert Ellis and Denny Gulick,
Calculus: With
Analytic Geometry
, ,
Nov 19, 1995.
2.
Ron Larson, Robert P. Hostetler, and Bruce H.
Edwards,
Calculus With Analytic Geometry
,
Jan
12, 2005.
3.
Harvey P Greenspan, H.
P.
Greenspan, and D.J.
Benney,
CALCULUS: An intro
duction to Applied
Mathematics
,
Jun 1, 1997.
4.
David Poole,
Linear Algebra: A Modern
Introduction (with CD

ROM),
Jan 24, 2005.
5.
Richard E. Johnson,
Johnson and Kiokemeister's
Calculus With Analytic Geometry
,
Jan 1978.
6.
David C. Lay,
Linear Algebra and Its
Applications, Third Updated Edition,
Aug 22,
2005.
7.
J.L. Morris,
Computational Methods in
Elementary Numerical Analysis
,
Jan 26, 1983.
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Course
Code
Math
1032
Course Title
Applied mathematics I I
Degree Program
B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
Module
Engineering math
Module Coordinator
NN
Lecturer
NN
Course load
4 Cr. Hrs or 6 ECTS
Contact Hours
(Lec+Tut+lab+home)
3+3+0+6
Course Objectives &
Competences to be
Acquired
The objective of this course is
to
equip students with
basic mathematical
techniques of calculus and
computational mathematics and help them develop skill
build

up in mathematical analysis for solving engineering
problems
Course
Description/Course
Contents
Series and Sequences, Power Series, Fourier Series,
Differential
Calculus of Functions of Several variables,
Multiple I ntegrals
Pre

requisites
Math 1031
Semester
Year I, Semester I I
Status of Course
Compulsory
Teaching & Learning
Methods
Lectures supported by tutorials;
Assignments
Assessment/Evaluation
& Grading
System
Assignment:
Mid

semester Examination
Final Examination
Attendance
Requirements
Lecture and Lab attendance (80%)
Presentation (all)
Literature
8.
Robert Ellis and Denny Gulick,
Calculus: With
Analytic
Geometry
, ,
Nov 19, 1995.
9.
Ron Larson, Robert P. Hostetler, and Bruce H.
Edwards,
Calculus With Analytic Geometry
,
Jan
12, 2005.
10.
Harvey P Greenspan, H.P
.
Greenspan, and D.J.
Benney,
CALCULUS: An introduction to Applied
Mathematics
,
Jun 1, 1997.
11.
David Poo
le,
Linear Algebra: A Modern
Introduction (with CD

ROM),
Jan 24, 2005.
12.
Richard E. Johnson,
Johnson and Kiokemeister's
Calculus With Analytic Geometry
,
Jan 1978.
13.
David C. Lay,
Linear Algebra and Its
Applications, Third Updated Edition,
Aug 22,
2005.
14.
J.L. Morris,
Computational Methods in
Elementary Numerical Analysis
,
Jan 26, 1983.
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Course Number
Math
2031
Course Title
Applied mathematics I II
Degree Program
B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
Module
Engineering math
Module Coordinator
NN
Lecturer
NN
Course load
4 Cr. Hrs or 6 ECTS
Contact Hours
(Lec+Tut+lab+home)
3+3+0+6
Course Objectives &
Competences to be
Acquired
The objective of this course is
to
equip students with
basic mathematical techniques of calculus and
computational mathematics
and help them develop skill
build

up in mathematical analysis for solving physical
engineering problems
Course
Description/Course
Contents
Differential equation of the first order; Ordinary linear
differential equation of the
second order; Vector
differential calculus; Line and surface integrals; Complex
analytic functions; Complex integrals; Taylor and Laurent
series; I ntegration by the method of residue.
Pre

requisites
Math 1032
Semester
Year I I, Semester I
Status of Course
Compulsory
Teaching & Learning
Methods
Lectures supported by tutorials;
Assignments
Assessment/Evaluation
& Grading System
Assignment:
Mid

semester Examination
Final Examination
Attendance
Requirements
Lecture and Lab
attendance (80%)
Presentation (all)
Literature
Erwin Kreyzig, Advanced Engineering Mathematics
R. V. Churchil, Complex Variables and Applications
R. Ellis: Calculus with Analytic Geometry
Harevery and Greenspan: an I ntroduction to Applied
mathematics
,
1997.
Serge Lang: Linear Algebra
J. Morris: Computational Methods in Elementary
Numerical Analysis
, 1983.
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Course
Code
MEng 3111
Course Title
Computer Programming for Engineers
Degree Program
B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering
Module
Computer
Application for Mechanical Engineers
Module Coordinator
N.N.
Lecturer
NN
Course load
2 Cr. Hrs or
3
ECTS
Contact Hours
(Lec+Tut+lab+home)
1+
1+2
+3
Course Objectives &
Competences to be
Acquired
Course Objectives
o
To introduce students to the types of
high and low level
programming languages and their difference
o
To help students have the basics of high level
programming skills, such as input and output, algorithms
and flowcharts
o
To make students acquaint with different types of
structures in programming
o
To familiarize students with the concept of dividing a
large task to small sub

tasks by programming
o
To introduce students to object oriented programming
o
To make students have the skill of programming so that
they can apply their knowledge on other courses
whenever necessary.
o
To help students have the knowledge of programming
which enables them to solve problems, especially
related to the field of Mechanical Engineering.
o
To make students understand the basic principles of
programming so that they can easily
understand other
high level programming languages and use them
whenever necessary.
o
To help students solve tiresome and time

consuming
practical engineering problems in less time and effort
using the skill of programming.
o
To increase the habit of developin
g softwares to save
time and money.
Student Learning Outcome
o
Understanding of the principles of programming which is
useful to understand how various softwares work
o
Solving engineering problems with the help of a
programming skill
o
Understanding other cours
es better
o
Learning how to apply the knowledge of programming
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to practical problems relevant to the field of study
o
Being able to simplify a big and tiresome task within less
time and effort
o
Students will have the basics of object oriented
programming which
, by additional reference, helps
them to develop their own software for solving their
particular problem at hand which may be difficult to
solve by any of the softwares available
o
After taking the course, students are expected to
change their approach to so
lving problems, from the
programming point of view
Course
Description/Course
Contents
1.
I ntroduction
1.1
History
1.2
High and low level languages
1.3
Definitions of terms
1.4
Low and High level languages
1.5
Why Programming?
1.6
Flow charts and algorithms
1.7
Program errors (Syntax
and Logical errors)
1.8
Compiling and linking program codes
2.
Basics
2.1 Structures of a program
2.2 Variables, Data types and constants
2.3 Operators
2.3.1 Arithmetic operators
2.3.2 Assignment operator
2.3.3 Logic operators
2.3.4 R
elational operators
2.3.5 Compound operators
2.4 I nput and output
3.
Conditional Structures
3.1 if else structure
3.2 switch structures and enumerated constants
4.
Repetitive Structures
4.1 loop structures
5.
Functions
5.1 What is a function?
5.2 Declaring
and defining functions
5.3 Local and global variables
5.4 Passing by value and by reference
5.4 I nline and recursive functions
6.
Arrays and strings
6.1 I nitializing arrays
6.2 One dimensional arrays
6.3 Two dimensional arrays
6.4 Strings
7.
Structures
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8.
Pointers,
Streams and files
9.
Objects and classes, introduction to object oriented
programming
C# is strongly recommended. However, the course can also be
given by C++ or another programming language, which is up

to

date and is better in many ways than the above two
.
Pre

requisites
None
Semester
Year I II, Semester I
Status of Course
Compulsory
Teaching & Learning
Methods
Lectures (24 hrs)
Tutorials on lectures (8hrs)
lab exercises (48hrs)
Project (Different projects focusing on courses students have
already taken
or are taking will be given which help students
develop a program to apply their skill of programming)
Personal study and assignments
Assessment/Evaluation
& Grading System
Assessment:
Written Examination
Mid

term examination 20%
Final examination 40%
Continuous assessments
Attendance 5%
Assignments 15%
Project 20%
Grading system:
The method of grading will be statistical based on three
parameters such as sample mean (μ), standard deviation (σ)
and total mark obtained (μ
i
). Otherwise, the studen
ts will be
evaluated on absolute grade scales. The grading system
includes the letter grades from A to F and the equations used
to grade a student statistically are
A
+
>μ+1.5* σ
μ+σ<
A
≤ μ+1.5*σ
μ+0.5*σ<
B
+
≤ μ+σ
μ<
B
≤ μ+0.5*σ
μ

0.5*σ <
C
+
≤ μ
μ

σ<
C
≤ μ

0.5*σ
μ

2*
σ
<D≤
μ

σ
F≤
μ

2*
σ
The letter grades have upper and lower limits.
Attendance
Requirements
Lecture attendance 80%
Assignment Submission 100%
Laboratory Practice 100%
Literature
1.
Avinash Kak
,
Programming with Objects: A Comparative
Presentation of Object Oriented Programming with C++
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and Java
,
Mar 21, 2003
.
2.
Frank L. Friedman and
Elliot B. Koffman,
Problem Solving,
Abstraction and Design Using
C++, Visual C++.NET Edition
,
Aug 29, 2003.
3.
Lafore, R,
Object

Oriented Programming in C++,
3rd ed.,
2001
4.
Cohoon, J.P. and Davidson, J.W,
C++ Program Design: an
Introduction to Programming and
Object

Oriented Design
,
2nd ed., 1999
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Course
Code
MEng 3112
Course Title
Computational Methods
for
Engineers
Degree Program
B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering
Module
Computer Applications for Mechanical Engineers
Module Coordinator
N.N.
Lecturer
NN
Course load
3 Cr. Hrs or 4 ECTS
Contact Hours
(Lec+Tut+lab+home)
2+1
+
2+3
Course Objectives &
Competences to be
Acquired
Course Objectives
The purpose of this course
is
o
Give an insight of the MATLAB toolboxes
o
Understand how to deal with matrices in
Mat Lab
o
Know the means of plotting different types of graphs
o
Learn I nterpolation and curve fitting in Mat Lab
o
To make students work with MATLAB to solve engineering
problems
o
To teach students SI MULINK for modelling and simulation
of systems
o
To apply the k
nowledge of MATLAB and SI MULINK by
project assignments from relevant courses like control
engineering, etc.
o
To introduce students to numerical modeling and its role
in engineering problem solving
Student Learning Outcome
Upon completion of the course,
students will be able to:
o
understand how to solve equations with MATLAB
and show the solutions graphically
o
Students use calculus and differential equations
together with the concepts of basic engineering courses
to set up applied mechanical
engineering problems for
the solution by numerical methods.
o
Through assigned homework and projects, students
learn to formulate and solve numerical problems of
interest from various areas of mechanical engineering.
o
With the development of fast, efficient
computers, the
role of numerical methods in mechanical engineering
problem solving has been increased dramatically in
recent years. Students will then be able to solve
problems in vibration analysis, automobile design, solid
mechanics, and other applicatio
ns.
o
Students will be able to solve problems associated with
the field of mechanical engineering.
o
By the help of SI MULINK students will simulate the
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solutions of the problems.
Course
Description/Course
Contents
Part I: Computational Methods
1.
I ntroduction
2.
Arrays and Matrices
2.1
Transpose of a matrix
2.2
Operators and Variables
2.3
Functions and constants
2.4
Expressions
2.5
Generating matrices
2.6
Vector Multiplications
2.7
I nverse of a matrix
3.
M

File functions and Decision Making
4.
Graphics
4.1.1
Using the plot command
4.1.2
Line sty
les, Markers, and colours
4.1.3
Adding Grids and Labels
4.1.4
Customizing Axes
4.1.5
Printing figures
4.1.6
Manipulating plot
5.
Roots of equations
6.
System of Algebraic equations
7.
Curve Fitting and I nterpolation
8.
Numerical I ntegration and Differentiation
9.
Ordinary and Partial Differenti
al Equations
10.
SI MULINK
Note: I t is recommended that the students be made to work
the computational methods using MATLAB throughout the
course so that it will be able to develop the skill.
Pre

requisites
MEng 3111, Math 2031
Semester
Year I II, Semester
I
Status of Course
Compulsory
Teaching & Learning
Methods
Lectures
Tutorials on lectures
Lab exercises
Project
Personal study and assignments
Assessment/Evaluation
& Grading System
Assessment:
Written Examination
Mid

term examination
Final examination
Continuous assessments
Attendance
Assignments
Project
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Grading system:
The method of grading will be statistical based on three
parameters such as sample mean (μ), standard deviation (σ)
and total mark obtained (μ
i
). Otherwise, t
he students will be
evaluated on absolute grade scales. The grading system
includes the letter grades from A to F and the equations used
to grade a student statistically are
A
+
>μ+1.5* σ
μ+σ<
A
≤ μ+1.5*σ
μ+0.5*σ<
B
+
≤ μ+σ
μ<
B
≤ μ+0.5*σ
μ

0.5*σ <
C
+
≤ μ
μ

σ<
C
≤ μ

0.5*σ
μ

2*σ<D≤ μ

σ
F≤μ

2*σ
The letter grades have upper and lower limits.
Attendance
Requirements
Lecture attendance
Assignment Submission
Laboratory Practice
Literature
1.
Steven C. Chapra and Raymond P. Canale,
Numerical
Methods for Engineers
,
Sep 1, 2005.
2.
Curtis F. Gerald and Patrick O. Wheatley,
Applied
Numerical Analysis
,
Jul 31, 2003.
3.
Ralston, Antony,
A first course in numerical analysis
(2
nd
Edition), Feb 6, 2001
4.
Yogesh Jaluria,
Computer Methods For Engineering
(Series in Computional and Physical Processes in
Mechanics and Thermal Sciences)
,
Dec 1, 1995.
5.
King J.T,
Introduction to Numerical Computation,
Jun
1984.
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Course
Code
MEng
3141
Course Title
Measurement and I nstrumentation Systems
Degree Program
B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
Module
Electro

Mechanical Module II
Module Coordinator
Mechanical
Engineering Department
Lecturer
NN
Course load
3 Cr. Hrs or
4
ECTS
Contact Hours
(Lec+Tut+lab+home)
2+
1+
2+
3
Course Objectives &
Competences to be
Acquired
Justification
Measurement procedure is an indispensable component
of engineering, from the inception of new ideas
(experiment), through the whole manufacturing process
(prototype testing, quality control) to the final product
delivery. Today's emphasis on low

fault and
low

maintenance production and products calls for better,
faster and more reliable measurements, while rapid
development in measurement and computer
technology provides numerous versatile and robust
devices that can meet the new precision demands.
Faced wi
th such a variety of items an engineer needs to
make judicious choices and to be able to balance
(often hyped

up) manufacturer info and the reality of
device limitations.
A course in Measurement Systems and instrumentation,
including coverage of performan
ce characteristics of
sensors, calibration standards, measuring devices, and
digital data logging and processing will be the remedy
for engineers to be in the rescue side of the research
institutes and I ndustrial demand on measurements.
At the end of th
is course, students will
:
Gain appreciation for measurement concepts and
principles.
Become familiar
with different types of
measurement systems /devices for engineering
measurements,
Understand the general context in which
measurement plays a role.
Gain hands

on skills in engineering measurements
and interpretation of results
Understand data acquisition systems, experiment
planning and sensor calibration
Understand general transducer/sensor design and
performance issues.
Learn different types of mea
suring instruments
Learn how to do a simple uncertainty analysis,
Understand dynamic properties of systems and
signals,
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Learn how to use experimental methods for
engineering problem solving
Develop an understanding of the principles of
operation, calibrat
ion and use of different types of
instruments
Learn computerized experimental environment
based on Dasylab/Labview
Apply the conceptualization, planning, execution,
data acquisition, analysis, interpretation,
conclusion and reporting steps to obtain useful
insight into the engineering process at hand.
Describe the operation of measurement system of
physical quantities
Select and assemble the components of basic
analog and digital instrumentations
Know instrumentations design, selection,
calibration
Apply t
heoretical analysis of time

varying signals to
selection of signal conditioning components
Digital

Analog signal interfacing
Course
Description/Course
Contents
1.
I ntroduction and common measurement equipments
1.1.
Mechanical Measuring equipments
1.2.
Standards and
Measurement principles
1.3.
Techniques for measuring quantities
1.4.
I nstrument design and selection,
2.
Sensor and Transducers
2.1.
Displacement , position and proximity sensors
2.2.
Velocity and Motion Sensors
2.3.
Force and pressure Sensors
2.4.
flow Sensors
2.5.
Light Sensors
2.6.
Smart s
ensors and Mechatronics
2.7.
Sensor Calibration
2.8.
Measurement system design
3.
Signal conditioning Design
3.1.
Types of Amplifiers
3.2.
Op amps
3.3.
Filters and signal protection
3.4.
Data logging and Data acquisition
3.5.
Selection and specification of Signal
Conditioning
4.
Digital and
analog instrumentations processes
4.1
Digital Signals
4.2
Analogue to digital converters (ADC)
4.3
Digital to analog converters
5.
I nterfacing instrumentations
6.
Data Presentation systems (Analog and Digital)
7.
Measurement Data Analysis and Reporting
8.
Uncertainty
(Error) in Measurements
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8.1.
Standard Error Definitions
8.2.
Error Propagation
9.
Experimental Planning
10.
I nstallation and Diagnostic of Measurement
instrument
11.
Online and Offline Measurement Methods
12.
Computer

based measurement systems
12.1.
DasyLab / Labview Training
Pre

requisites
EEng 2131
Semester
Year I II, Semester I
Status of Course
Compulsory
Teaching & Learning
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