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Undergraduate Curriculum

Mechanical engineering is a highly diversified profession.   The mechanical engineer designs machines,  devices, various products and control  systems, and works with the generation, conversion, transmission, and utilization of mechanical and thermal power. Assignments  often include  analysis and synthesis of  mechanical,  thermal,  and fluid systems. Mechanical engineers are also responsible for characterization, specification, and analysis of materials used in design and manufacturing. Manufacturing systems, robotics, electromechanical  devices, and control systems are also the purview of the mechanical engineer. Graduates in mechanical engineering are among the most versatile engineers and enjoy professional employment  in industry, government, consulting, and research organizations.
 
The work of mechanical  engineers varies from  general  engineering  to numerous, narrow specialties, as required by the wide variety of employers. A general list, though  not in any way exhaustive, of the areas of professional employment opportunities available to mechanical engineers includes: design, construction, controls, materials specification and evaluation, analysis of thermal systems, fluid and solid mechanics, manufacturing, plant engineering, research and development, and technical sales. Many mechanical engineers are promoted to management and administrative positions as well.
 
The Mechanical Engineering curriculum at Texas A&M at Qatar requires students to develop and apply logical thinking, innovative approaches, and ethical standards as a prerequisite for professional competence. The curriculum consists of basic theory courses complemented by laboratory experiences in science and mathematics, dynamic systems and controls, design, experimentation, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, manufacturing, and materials. Elective courses are offered in several specific areas of mechanical engineering including air conditioning,  computer-aided  design, control  systems, corrosion, energy conversion, materials, mechanical design, plastics, mechatronics, failure, power generation, turbomachinery, and others. The selection of elective courses is dictated by the interests and professional goals of the student, working with departmental advisors and within the curriculum guidelines.
 
Many students enhance their education by participating in professional internships, which offer opportunities  for employment in engineering positions while working toward a degree. Numerous study abroad programs are also available for gaining experience and perspectives in the international arena. Participation in student chapters of professional and honor societies provides leadership opportunities,  collegial activities, and learning experiences outside the classroom. Students may also participate in research projects through individually directed studies courses with a professor.
 
The Mechanical Engineering program culminates with a senior capstone design course sequence highlighted by real- life projects sponsored by various industries. Students benefit from the challenges and gratification that come through direct interaction with practicing engineers.
 
In addition to the listed freshman year, please refer to the specific major curriculum for other requirements.
 
The freshman year is identical for degrees in electrical, mechanical and petroleum engineering offered at Texas A&M at Qatar, thus allowing a student with adequate grades to change majors. The freshman year is slightly different for chemical engineering in that students take CHEM 107/117 and CHEM 102/112. Although listed in eight semesters, most students will change the sequence and number of  courses taken in any semester. Deviations from the prescribed course sequence, however, should be made with care to ensure that prerequisites for all courses are met.
 
FRESHMAN YEAR*
 
First Semester (Th-Pr) Credits
ENGL 104 Comp. and Rhetoric1 (3-0) 3
ENGR 111 Foundations in Engineering I1 (1-3) 2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I1,2 (3-2) 4
PHYS 218 Mechanics1 (3-3) 4
University Core Curriculum elective4   3
    16

 

Second Semester (Th-Pr) Credits
CHEM 107 Gen. Chem. for Engr. Stu.1,3 (3-0) 3
CHEM 117 Gen. Chem. for Engr. Stu. Lab1 (0-3) 1
ENGR 112 Foundations in Engineering II1 (1-3) 2
MATH 152 Engineering Mathematics II1 (3-2) 4
PHYS 208 Electricity and Optics1 (3-3) 4
University Core Curriculum elective4   3
    17

NOTES:

  1. A grade of C or better is required for the following courses listed in the Freshman Year: ENGL 104, ENGR 111, MATH 151, PHYS 218, CHEM 107, CHEM 117, ENGR 112, MATH 152 and PHYS 208.
  2. Entering students will be given a math placement Test results will be used in selecting the appropriate starting course, which may be at a higher or lower level.
  3. BMEN, CHEN and RHEN require 8 hours of freshman chemistry, which may be satisfied by CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112; credit by examination (CBE) for CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 plus CHEM 102/CHEM 112; or 8 hours of CBE for CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 plus CHEM 102/CHEM
  4. Of the 18 hours shown as University Core Curriculum electives, 3 must be from creative arts, 3 from social and behavioral sciences, 6 from American history, and 6 from government/political The required 6 hours from international and cultural diversity may be met by courses satisfying the creative arts, social and behavioral sciences, and American history and government and political science requirements if they are also on the approved list of international and cultural diversity courses (see an academic advisor for more information).

The mechanical engineering curriculum at Texas A&M at Qatar requires students to develop and apply logical thinking, innovative approaches and ethical standards as a prerequisite for professional competence. The curriculum consists of basic theory courses complemented by laboratory experiences in science and mathematics, dynamic systems and controls, design, experimentation, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, manufacturing, and materials. Elective courses are offered in several specific areas of mechanical engineering including air conditioning, computer-aided design, control systems, corrosion, energy conversion, materials, mechanical design, plastics, mechatronics, failure, power generation, turbomachinery and others. The selection of elective courses is dictated by the interests and professional goals of the student, working with departmental advisors and within the curriculum guidelines.

Many students enhance their education by participating in professional internships, which offer opportunities for employment in engineering positions, while working toward a degree. Numerous study abroad programs are also available for gaining experience and perspectives in the international arena. Participation in student chapters of professional and honor societies provides leadership opportunities, collegial activities and learning experiences outside the classroom. Students may also participate in research projects through individually directed studies courses with a professor. The Mechanical Engineering Program culminates with a senior capstone design course sequence highlighted by real-life projects sponsored by various industries. Students benefit from the challenges and gratification that come through direct interaction with practicing engineers.

SOPHOMORE YEAR
First Semester (Th-Pr) Credits
MEEN 210 Geometric Modeling for Mechanical Design (1-2) 2
MATH 251 Engineering Mathematics III1 (3-0) 3
MEEN 225 Engineering Mechanics1 (2-3) 3
MEEN 222 Matherials Science1 (3-0) 3
University Core Curriculum elective2   6
    17

 

Second Semester (Th-Pr) Credits
CVEN 305 Mechanics of Materials1 (3-0) 3
ECEN 215 Prin. of Electrical Engr.1 (2-2) 3
MATH 308 Differential Equations1 (3-0) 3
MEEN 260 Mechanical Measurements1 (2-3) 3
MEEN 315 Prin. of Thermodynamics1 (3-0) 3
    15
JUNIOR YEAR
First Semester (Th-Pr) Credits
MEEN 344 Fluid Mechanics1 (3-0) 3
MEEN 345 Fluid Mechanics Lab1 (0-3) 1
MEEN 357 Engineering Analysis for Mech. Engineers1 (3-0) 3
MEEN 360 Mat. and Manuf. Sel. in Design1 (3-0) 3
MEEN 361 Materials and Manufacturing in Design Lab1 (0-3) 1
 MEEN 363 Dynamics and Vibrations1 (2-2) 3
University Core Curriculum elective2   3
    17

 

Second Semester (Th-Pr) Credits
ISEN 302 Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects (2-0) 2
MEEN 364 Dynamic Sys. and Controls1 (2-3) 3
MEEN 368 Solid Mechanics in Mechanical Design1 (2-2) 3
MEEN 381 Mechanical Eng. Seminar (0-2) 1
MEEN 461 Heat Transfer1 (3-0) 3
MEEN 464 Heat Transfer Lab (0-3) 1
University Core Curriculum elective2   3
    16
SENIOR YEAR
First Semester (Th-Pr) Credits
MEEN 401 Intro. to Mech. Engr. Design1 (2-3) 3
MEEN 404 Engineering Laboratory (2-3) 3
STEM courses ME (2)3   6
Technical elective ME (1)3   3
    15

 

Second Semester (Th-Pr) Credits
ENGR 482 Ethics and Engineering (2-2) 3
MEEN 402 Intermediate Design (2-3) 3
Technical electives ME (2)3   6
University Core Curriculum elective2   3
    15
  Total Credit Hours 128

NOTES:

  1. Requires a  grade of  C  or better.
  2. Of the 18 hours shown as University Core Curriculum electives, 3 must be from creative arts, 3 from social and behavioral sciences, 6 from American history, and 6 from government/political The required 6 hours from international and cultural diversity may be met by courses satisfying the creative arts, social and behavioral sciences, and American history and government and political science requirements if they are also on the approved list of international and cultural diversity courses (see an academic advisor for more information). In addition, ENGR 482 must be taken.
  3. Stem courses and technical electives: See the Mechanical Engineering program chair for a list of approved courses.

This curriculum lists the minimum number of classes required for graduation. Additional courses may be taken.