1
A
PPLIED
S
CIENCE
U
NIVERSITY
D
EPARTMENT OF MECHANI
CAL ENGINEERING
D
ESCRIPTION
of
COURSES
1

Workshops
I
0
802104
Cr. Hrs.
(1)
Safety in the workshop, marking

out and measurement, hand skills, carpentry, electrical
wiring.
Prerequisite:
No
2

Worksho
ps
II
0802105
C
r. Hrs.
(1)
Electric arc and oxyacetylene welding and cutting, metal turning, milling, shaping, grinding
and drilling me
tal casting, sheet metal forming
.
Prerequisite: Workshops
I
3

Engineering Drawing 080
2
106
Cr. Hrs. (
2
)
Theory and application of techn
ical drawings. Drawing instruments and their use. L
inework
and drafting techniques
: geometrical construction, multiview drawing and sketching, sectional
views, basic techniques of dimensioning. Screws and fasteners, pictorials, working and
assembly drawing
s
, oblique and isometric drawing, projection of point
, lines and planes.
Prerequisite
: No
4

Advanced Engineering Math
.
I
0
802
2
01
Cr. Hrs. (3)
Linear algebra. Matrix algeb
ra
,
solution of
linear systems of equations
. E
igenvalue problems.
First second, an
d higher order ordinary differential equations. System of
linear
differential
equations. Series solutions of differential equations. Laplace transforms..
Prerequisite: Calculus II
for Engineering Students.
5

Materials Science and Engineering 0802205
Cr. H
rs. (3)
Atomic bonding
–
classification of engineering materials, crystal structure and crystal defects.
Diffusio
n in solid and solid solutions.
Equilibrium phase diagrams in binary alloys. .
Principles of heat treatment. Composite materials. Corrosion of
metals and alloys Selection
of materials.
Prerequisite:
2nd
Year Level
6

Materials Science and Engineering Lab
.
08022
06
Cr. Hrs.
(
1
)
Importance of testing and inspection of materials. Shop test for identification of ferrous and
nonferrous materials. Non d
estructive t
ests. Macroscopic examination (
Macro etching). Preparation of
specimens for optical microscopic examinations. Som
e mechanical properties tests (H
ardness test,
impact, creep). Therm
al analysis (C
onstruction of Pb

Sn phase dia
gram). Heat treatmen
t of steel
(
Annealing, normalizing p
rocesses). Hardenability test (
Jominy and quench test).
Prerequisite:
Materials Science and Engineering
7

Computer Graphics
(AutoCAD)
0
80220
7
Cr.
Hrs.
(1)
Introduction to batch and interactive modes, definition of coordi
nates, window viewpoints,
projections, curves, use of graphics packages. Applying the techniques of the software
program AutoCAD in the preparation of engine
ering drawings; C
onstructing multiview
drawings; sectional and patterned drawings; texts, fonts and
styles; layering drawings;
dimensioning, editing and plotting drawings.
A
dvanced modeling extension (3d

drawings),
extr
ude, revolve, Boolean operation
, UCS
, sweep, loft …
etc.
Prerequisite: Engineering Drawing
.
2
8

Strength of Materials Lab.
0
802210
Cr.
Hrs
. (
1
)
Measurements of stresses and strains. Tensile test. Compression test. Hardness test. Creep and
fatigue Tests. Photoelasticity test. Impact test. Torsion test. Buckling of columns. Support
reaction for simply supported beams. Deflection of beams and plat
es, strain gauge
measurements
.
Prerequisite: Strength of Materials
I
9

Dynamics
0
802211
Cr. Hrs. (
3
)
Kinematics of particles. Kinetics of particles; Newton's second law, work and energy, impulse
and momentum. System of particles. Kinematics of rigid bodies.
Kinetics of rigid bodies:
equations of motion, work and energy, impulse and momentum. Introduction to vibrations.
Prerequisite: Statics
10

Strength of Materials
I
0
802212
Cr. Hrs. (
3
)
Stress and strain. Mechanical properties of materials. Axially loaded m
embers. Torsion of
circular shafts. Bending and shearing stresses in beams. Stress and strain transformations.
Theories of failure. Stresses in thin

walled members and pressure vessels. Beam deflection
(method of integration), buckling of columns, combine
d loadings.
Prerequisite: Statics
11

Engineering Mechanics 0
802216
(3)
Vectors. Static equilibrium. Force analysis. Internal loads. Structural analysis. Friction.
Centroid and center of gravity. Moment of Inertia, stresses and strains.
Kinematics of particl
es.
Kinetics of particles: Newton's second law, work and energy, kinematics of rigid bodies.
Prerequisite: General Physics
I
for Engineering Students
12

Thermodynamics
I
0802221 Cr. Hrs. (3)
Thermodynamics system, properties and state; properties of pure su
bstances; first law of
thermodynamics for open and closed systems, second law of thermodynamics; heat engines
and heat pumps, Carnot cycle, Clausius inequality, entropy, ideal gases, isentropic efficiency,
reversibility and irreversibility . Introduction t
o cycles.
Prerequisite: General Physics
I
for Engineering Students
13

Thermodynamics
II
0
802222
Cr. Hrs.
(
3
)
Vapor power cycles; gas power cycles; refrigeration cycles, thermodynamics relations, gas
mixtures, air

vapor mixture, psychrometry, combustion, flo
w through nozzle and blade
passages, speed of sound, Mach number and shockwaves.
Prerequisite: Thermodynamics
I
14

Advanced Engineering Math
.
II
0802301
Cr. Hrs.
(
2
)
Fourier
s
eri
es,
i
ntegrals and
t
ransforms. Partial differential equations
;
O
ne and two

dimen
sional wave and heat equations
.
Complex analysis (complex numbers and functions,
complex integration, residue integration)
, mec
hanical engineering application
s
.
Prerequisite: Advanced Engineering Math
. I
15

Engineering Applications
0
802302
Cr. Hrs.
(
2
)
Engi
neering applications in areas of thermal sciences and solid mechanics using software
packages of: Matlab, Mathcad,
Maple
and Mathematica.
Prerequisite: Advanced Engineering Math
I
3
16

Mechanical Drawing 0802306
Cr.
Hrs.
(1)
C
ourse introduction, pictorial d
rawings review, auxiliary views review & sections,
dimensioning review / & tolerances, fasteners: bolts , rivets, nuts, washers , welding symbols,
springs , keys, pins, thre
a
ds drawing.
C
am profile design & dr
awing. Gear design & drawing.
machines assembly
.review
.
Prerequisite:
Engineering Drawing
17

Strength of Materials
II
0802312 Cr. Hrs. (3)
Design of beams and shafts, deflection of beams (discontinuity functions, moment

area
method, method of superposition), statically indeterminate beams, energy method
s (strain
energy, principle of virtual work, Castigliano’s theorem). Steady loading, static theories of
failure. Variable loading, dynamic failure theories. Fatigue. Stresses and strains in thick

walled members. Curved beams (deflection and stresses).
Prer
equisite: Strength of Materials
I
18

Thermal
Science Lab. 080232
4
Cr. Hrs. (1)
Thermometry: filled thermometer, thermocouples, resistance thermometer, radiation
pyrometers. Marcet boiler. Work to heat. Adiabatic index for air. Bomb calorimeter. Flash and
fi
re points. Heat pump (refrigeration system). Flow through nozzle, orifice, and venturi.
Thermal conductivity. Heat exchanger. Radiation heat transfer. Humidity and air cooling.
Prerequisite: Thermodynamics
I
& Fluid Mechanics
I
19.
Theory of Machines
0
80233
1
Cr. Hrs.
(
3
)
Introduction and definition of theory of machines. General applied dynamics. Kinematics and
kinetic of different linkages. Velocity and acceleration diagrams. Kinematics and kinetics of
cams and followers. Balancing of machinary. Governess a
nd their application. Gyroscopic
torque. Power transmission elements: Joints, friction belts, band breaks, clutches, gears and
trains, epicyclic gear trains.
Prerequisite
s
: Dynamics and Advanced Engineering Math
.
I
20.
Fluid Mechanics
I
0
802341
Cr. Hrs.
(
3
)
Fl
uid properties, fl
uid statics, conservation laws,
Bernouli's equation, applications;
momentum and energy principles; dimensional analysis and similitude, pipe flow.
Prerequisite: Advanced Engineering Math
.
I
21.
Fluid Mechanics Lab
. 0
802342
Cr. Hrs.
(
1
)
V
iscosity and density measurements; jet dispersion; venturimeter and orifice meter; laminar
and turbulent flow; center of pressure; stability of floating body; impact of a jet, Pelton
turbine;
Francis turbine; centrifugal pumps;
series and parallel pumps; g
ear pump, centrifugal
fan; flow in pipes and pipe fittings;.
Prerequisite: Fluid Mechanics
I*
22.
Thermal Fluid Sciences 0802345
Cr. Hrs. (3
)
Ba
sic concepts, energy, energy transfer by wo
rk, first law of thermodynamics,
properties of
pure substances, closed
system, open system, second law of thermodynamics, entropy.
Viscosity, fluid statics, fluid kinematics, Bernoulli and energy& momentum equations,
internal flow. Mechanisms of heat transfer, conduction steady conduction, free convection
,
forced convection,
and Radiation.
Prerequisite
:
General Physics
I
for Engineering Students
and Adv. Eng. Math.
4
23.
Thermal Fluid Sciences Lab. 0802346
Cr. Hrs. (1
)
Thermometry: filled thermometer, thermocouples, resistance thermometer, radiation
pyrometers. Marcet boiler. Work
to heat. Adiabatic index for air. Bomb calorimeter. Flash and
fire points. Heat pump (refrigeration system). Flow through nozzle, orifice, and venturi.
Thermal conductivity. Heat exchanger. Radiation heat transfer. Humidity and air cooling.
Prerequisite
:
Thermal Fluid Sciences*
24.
Building Utility
I
\
Sanitary Systems 080238
3
Cr. Hrs. (2)
Description of water supply systems and sanitary disposal systems; design of hot and cold
water piping systems; design of waste water piping systems; storm water disposal
and fire
fighting water systems.
Prerequisite
: No
25.
Building Utility
II
\
Air Conditioning 080238
4
Cr. Hrs. (2)
Introduction to psychrometric chart and human comfort, natural and mechanical ventilation;
introduction to heating & cooling calculation, descr
iption of central HVAC systems;
introduction to duct design.
Prerequisite: General Physics
I
for Engineering Students
26.
Machine Design
I
0
80243
0
Cr. Hrs.
(
3
)
Introduction and Definitions. Standards and codes. Statistical considerations. Design
materials. R
eview of stress, strain, and theories of failure. Design of screws, fasteners, and
connections. Welded, brazed, and bounded joints. Mechanical springs. Rolling bearings.
Lubrication and journal bearing.
Prerequisite
: Strength of Materials II
27.
Machine Des
ign
II
0
80243
5
Cr. Hrs.
(
3
)
Gearing

general. Spur, helical, bevel, and worm gears. Clutches, brakes, coupling, and
Flywheels. Flexible mechanical elements (belts, chains, rope). Shafts, axles, and spindles.
Case studies.
Prerequisite
s
: Machine Design
I a
nd Theory of Machines
28.
Heat Transfer
0
80245
5
Cr. Hrs.
(
3
)
Introduction

to heat transfer, modes of heat transfer, steady

state and transient on
e

dimensional heat conduction;
forced and free convection; heat exchangers. Introduction to
radiation. Introdu
ction to boiling and condensation.
Prerequisite: Advanced Engineering Math
.
II
29.
Thermal Lab
.
0
80245
6
Cr. Hrs. (1)
Marcet boiler. Joule experiment (work to heat). Bomb calorimeter. Heat pump and
refrigeration cycle. Two

stage reciprocating compressor. Fu
els and lubrication properties
(flash and fire points, viscosity). Gas calorific value. Thermal conductivity. Convection heat
transfer. Natural convection. Radiation heat transfer. Heat exchanger (counter parallel or cross
flow). Boiling and condensation.
Prerequisite
s
: Thermodynamics
I
and Heat Transfer
*
30.
Engineering Instrumentation & Measurements
0
802461
Cr. Hrs. (3)
Basic concepts, general measurement system, analysis of experimental data, error analysis,
statistical analysis, calibration methods and st
andards, basic electrical measurement,
transducers, dimensional measurements, measurements of pressure, temperature, force, flow,
and power.
Prerequisite: 4
th
year level
5
31.
Engineering Instr
umentation and Measurements Lab.
0
80246
2
Cr. Hrs.
(
1
)
Temperature m
easurements, and thermocouple calibration, pressure measurements, flow
measurements, psychrometry measurements, speed measurements, gas thermometer (absolute
scale of temperature), measurement of gravitational acceleration, adiabatic index of air. Error
an
alysis. Temperature control. Pressure transducers. Moment of inertia of a disk.
Prerequisite: Engineering Instrumentation and Measurements
*
32.
Automatic Control Systems
0
8024
63
Cr. Hrs. (
3
)
Representation of engineering systems, transfer functions, open

l
oop systems,; closed

loop
systems, performance of automatic control systems; time domain analysis of control systems,
stability analysis; graphical methods, the Bode diagram, the Nyquist diagram; system
compensation, using MATLAB to solve ACS problems.
P
rerequisite: Advanced Engineering Math
. I
33.
Automatic Control Systems Lab
.
0
802464
Cr. Hrs. (
1
)
Hydraulic control systems, pneumatic control systems, servo control, PID control of industrial
processes ( level control, temperature control, pressure control
, PH control and flow control),
analogue computer in control and solving differential equations .
Prerequisite: Automatic Control Systems
*
34.
Mechanical Vibrations 0802471 Cr. Hrs.
(
3
)
Fundamentals of vibration (definitions, parts of vibrating systems, clas
sification and
description of vibration). Free undamped and damped vibrations of simple oscillators.
Harmonically excited vibrations. Transient vibrations, response spectrum, convolution
integral. Two and multidegree of freedom systems: free and forced vib
rations, eigenvalues
and eigenvectors, orthogonality relationships, principle of virtual work, Lagrange’s equations.
Control of vibrations.
Prerequisite
s
: Dynamics and Advanced Engineering Math
.
II
35.
Dynamics and Vibrations
Lab
. 0
802472
Cr. Hrs.
(
1
)
Mathema
tical and physical pendulum. Reversible pendulum. Mass moment of inertia and
radius of gyration. Center of percussion. bifilar suspension. Tensional oscillation of single and
two rotor systems. Transverse vibration of beams. Mass spring system (measurement
of spring
constant, damping ratio, phase, and amplification factor). Static and dynamic balance.
Vibrations and critical speeds. Measurement of natural frequencies of different systems.
Vibration absorber
.
Prerequisite: Mechanical Vibrations
*
36.
HVAC Engin
eering
I
0802481
Cr. Hrs. (3)
Basic concepts, Psychrometric processes, comfort and indoor design conditions, climate and
outdoor design conditions, ventilation requirements, infiltration
;
heat gains from solar and
other sources heating load calculations.
F
uel r
equirem
ents
;
cooling load calculation (walls,
roots, glass, equipment lights
, motors).
Prerequisite
s
: Thermodynamics
II
and Heat Transfer
37.
Finite Elements 0802503 Cr. Hrs. (3)
Fundamental concepts of finite elements; one and two dimensional axial, f
lexural and
torsional elements; derivation and assemblage of element stiffness and equivalent load
matrices; numerical solutions and calculations of displacements, stresses and reactions,
dynamic consideration (eigenfrequencies, eignvectors), ME applicatio
ns.
Prerequisite: 5
th
Year Level
6
38.
Building Utility Services 080250
5
Cr. Hr. (3)
Water supply and treatment, cold & hot water systems, fire control systems, sanitary
appliances, soil and waste systems, drainage below
ground , mechanical conveyors,
lifts, &
escalators
.
Prerequisite: Fluid Mechanics
I
39.
Mechanics of Composite Materials
0802532 Cr. Hrs. (3)
Basic concepts, characteristics and applications of composite materials
,
Stress

strain relations of
anisotropic materials
,
Inverse relations between mo
duli and compliances
,
Strength of an
orthotropic lamina
,
Elastic behavior of multidirectional laminates
,
Strength and failure of
unidirectional lamina
,
Stress and failure analysis of multidirectional laminates
,
Classical
lamination theory
,
Thermally
Induced Stresses
, Governing Equations of Composite Plates.
Prerequisite
:
Strength of materials 2
40.
Rotor

dynamics 0802533 Cr. Hrs. (3)
Introduction to rotor dynamics, un

damped rotor with rigid and elastic bearing, disc rotor with
internal and external d
amping, behavior of rotor in resonance regions, stability analysis of
rotors, rotor in journa
l bearing, gyroscopic effect, non

circular shafts, critical speeds of rotors.
Prerequisite:
Mechanical Vibrations
41.
Robotics Engineering
0
802536
Cr. Hrs. (3)
Intr
oduction to robots, classification of robots, dynamics of robotics , power and forces of
joints calculations, hydraulic, pneumatic and electric drive systems, control of robotics,
kinematics of robots, artificial intelligence, applications in industry.
Pr
erequisite: Automatic Control Systems
42.
Turbines 0802541 Cr. Hrs. (3)
Definitions, basic laws, dimensional analysis, velocity triangles for impulse and reaction
blades. Performance characteristics, thermodynamics applications on axial flow compressors
and
turbines; Radial flow gas turbines; centrifugal compressors; cascades. Theory of the
propeller. Wind turbines. Various gas turbine cycles, introduction to hydraulic turbines.
Prerequisite
s
:
Thermodynamics
II and
Fluid Mechanics
I
43.
Fluid Mechanics
II
080
2542
Cr. Hrs.
(
3
)
Basic equations in differential form, circulation, rotational and irrational flows, Euler’s eqs,
stream function and potential function Navier

stoke’s eqs, boundary layer theory, potential
flow, compressible flow in nozzles and ducts, s
hock waves, expansion waves, introduction to
turbo machinery .closed and open cycle system cogeneration.
Prerequisites
: Fluid Mechanics
I and Advanced Eng. Math. II
44.
Internal Combustion Engines
0
802
5
71
Cr. Hrs.
(
3
)
Introduction to principles of IC. engin
es, operating (performance) characteristics,
Thermochemistry & fuels, engine cycles ( air

standard, fuel

air cycles, actual cycles), normal
and abnormal combustion in petrol & diesel engines, reciprocating I.C. engine components
and accessories, fuel syste
ms, Emmission and air pollution. Heat transfer in engines
gas
turbines and jet engines cycles
.
Prerequisite: Thermodynamics
II
7
45.
Thermal Power Plants 080257
2
Cr. Hrs. (3)
Introduction to power plants and energy conversion. Load profile. Power plant syste
ms: cooling water
systems, electrical system, fuel, water treatment and feed water systems, steam generators, power
plant cycles: simple cycle, combined cycle. Steam turbine (impulse and reaction). Gas turbine
generators.
Prerequisite
:
Thermodynamics
II
46.
Solar Energy
0
802574
Cr. Hrs. (3)
Nature and availability of solar radiation; review of heat transfer topics related to solar energy
collection and use; design and analysis of solar energy collectors; methods of storages;
selected topics and application.
P
rerequisite: Heat Transfer
47.
Internal Combustion Engines Lab. 0802575 Cr. Hrs. (1)
Operation of reciprocating internal combustion (S.I) engine (view of combustion in
transparent cylinder, effect of ignition time,…) Performance of diesel & petrol engines.
Friction power in R.I.C. engines. Volumetric efficiency & emossion gases in petrol engine.
Performance of 2

stroke engine (petrol). Flame propagation & stability. Distillation of
gasoline. Combustion of gaseous fuels in a combustion chamber. Gas turbine p
erformance.
Energy balance in R.I.C. engines.
Prerequisite: Internal Combustion Engines
*
48.
HVAC Engine
ering II
0
802581
Cr. Hrs. (3)
Review of psychometric processes, air requirements, ventilation requirements; description of
different HVAC systems; analys
is and design of the all

air system; room air distribution, duct
design, selection of fans and pumps, design of piping systems for all

water systems; selection
of boilers, control systems and zoning, introduction to plumbing.
Pre
requisite: HVAC Engineerin
g I
49.
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
I
0
80259
4
Cr. Hrs.
(
3
)
Special advanced topics selected from various sub
jects in mechanical engineering
.
Prerequisite
: 4
th
Year Level
50.
Graduation
Project
I
/
0
80259
5
Cr. Hrs.
(
1
)
Graduation project in Mechani
cal Engineering
specializations
: energy and thermal sciences,
HVAC, and/or solid mechanics.
Prerequisite:
ٍ
Successfully Completed at Least 120
Cr. Hrs.
51.
Graduation
Project
II
0
80259
6
Cr. Hrs.
(
3
)
Continuation of Project
I
.
Prerequisite: Project
I
with
passing grade
52.
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
II
0
80259
7
Cr. Hrs.
(
3
)
Special advanced topics selected from various sub
jects in mechanical engineering
.
Prerequisite
: 5
th
Year Level
53.
Engineering Training
0
80000
3
Practical training in an engineeri
ng office, factory or
an engineering project.
(F
or at least eight
continuous weeks)
Prerequisite:
Successfully Completed 90 Credit H
ours
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