Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
This mainstream program at AUM covers all the fundamental principles of mechanical engineering, aimed to produce highly qualified engineers equipped with skills to research, design, develop, manufacture, manage, and control engineering systems and their components. Courses cover areas of mechanics, design, fluids, thermal, materials, systems and technology; where students gain a sound theoretical and practical understanding of modern engineering technologies underpinned by lectures and laboratory courses that are designed to enhance their competence in mathematical and scientific principles. The program opens the door for students to pursue a wide range of careers in industry, academia or lay the foundation for graduate studies.
1. PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
The Program Educational Objectives of the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering (ME) are to matriculate graduates who conduct themselves in a responsible, professional manner, and who within few years of graduation, will be:
- Designing optimized mechanical and energy systems and solving complex engineering problems.
- Advancing the discipline and excelling in various mechanical engineering career paths.
- Inspiring team members in their organizations with their ethical practice and leadership roles.
- Creating new opportunities that support sustainable economic development and solve societal issues.
2. STUDENT OUTCOMES
The Program of Study follows the accreditation agency “the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology” (ABET) in learning outcome criteria implemented in alignment with AUM vision and educational philosophy. Graduates of Mechanical Engineering must have demonstrated:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
3. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Mechanical engineering comprises a wide range of activities that include researching, designing, developing, manufacturing, managing, and controlling engineering systems and their components. The many industrial sectors to which mechanical engineers make substantial contributions include aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, chemical, computers and electronics, construction, consumer products, energy, engineering consulting, and thermal systems, among others. As such, mechanical engineering is the broadest of all of the engineering disciplines and provides the widest range of career opportunities. Graduates of Mechanical Engineering have gone on to become:
- Engineers/Chief Engineers in variety of fields such as the following
- Oil and gas
- Aircraft maintenance engineer
- Power generation
- Occupational health and safety
- Engineering management and maintenance
- Faculty members and researchers