BSc in Electro Mechanical Engineering


BSc in Electro Mechanical Engineering

Why Study BSc in Electro Mechanical Engineering?

The purpose of establishing a BSc Electro Mechanical programme at BUiD is to meet the needs of the region in the industrial, manufacturing, airline, shipping, service and governmental sector and to offer a programme with international standing. Owing to the integrated nature and interconnected dependency of components and sub-assemblies comprising electro- mechanical systems; the analysis, design and maintenance of these devices is no longer due to the simple application of either mechanical, electrical or electronic technology. Instead, combinations of the skills, central to all of these disciplines are needed. Consequently, there is a demand for electro- mechanical personnel with the capabilities required to address the engineering aspects of the intelligent machines and equipment required in the 21st century.

The assembly of actuators, motors, computers, sensors, mechanical equipment and mechanisms requires the services of electro - mechanical engineers and their skills are now required throughout modern industrial societies. With the expansion of embedded, real time computers in electro- mechanical equipment providing thereby the flexibility necessary for multi- tasking machines for the manufacturing, advanced vehicles and robotic devices now planned, this requirement becomes increasingly urgent. BSc Electro-Mechanical programme is aimed at satisfying this demand via the comprehensive engineering education provided by this four year taught programme, which is, reinforced with case studies, assignments and laboratory exercises.

Currently, the programme is configured such that graduates will achieve competence in a broad range of electrical, electronic, mechanical, computing and engineering management skills. However, further final year options are planned enabling students to specialise in avionics, manufacturing and process engineering to satisfy the emerging trends and growing engineering demands evident in the UAE and the wider region.

To support lectures and laboratory sessions, computer aided modelling and simulation will be used to complement theoretical principles. Industrial links with local and national companies have been forged, mutually benefiting the internship and employment prospects for students and graduates and enhancing the selection choices of potential employers.

Additionally, this programme is assignment based. Most of the modules have a project component that requires students to identify an industrial/service company, define a problem related to the module's topic, propose viable solutions and present results. This will build the students' knowledge, appreciation of the practical aspect of the theory acquired in class, develop their soft skills of interaction and communication and boost their professional self-esteem.

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General Entry Requirements

 

 

Curriculum

Qualification

Minimum Score Required

UAE Curriculum & ADEC

General Track (Business & Computer Science Programmes)

 70%

Advanced Track (Business & Computer Science Programmes) 60%

UAE Curriculum and ADEC

General Track ( Architecture and Engineering Programmes)

90%

Candidates from the General track must also have a score of 90% or above in Math and Science. Also they  must pass a preparatory Module in physics.

Advanced Track ( Architecture and Engineering  Programmes)

For ADEC Track advanced Mathematics (Level III) and advanced Physics (Level III) are required

70%

GCC Curriculum

General Secondary School Certificate

60%

Indian Curriculum

Indian School Certificate awarded by ICSE or CBSE

60%

British

At least 7 GCE/GCSE/IGCSE subjects
A combination of GCSE (O level) and AS/A levels is acceptable provided that the subjects cover at least four of the following fields:

Math

Science

Languages

Humanities and Social Sciences

Arts and Design

Students must complete a minimum 11 years of schooling and a School Leaving Certificate must be provided.

The minimum grade for each level is:
C for the O level
E for the A / AS levels

American Curriculum

American High School Diploma providing grade 10, 11 and 12 Mark Sheets

Overall average of Grade "c” or minimum 60% ( 2.3 out of scale of 4)

IB

International Baccalaureate Diploma

 (24 Points)

 

 

Preparatory Modules (Non-Credit Bearing)

General Mathematics (to be offered to students who after testing show a requirement.

English I (to be offered to students entering the programme with TOEFL between 500 and 530)

Placement Tests

English: students with a score less than the minimum required must take English Language Modules and will be placed at the appropriate level.

Math:  student must provide the Math score required for their respective education track or pass a Math placement test.

Students who have not satisfied the Math requirements or passed the Math Placement test may be granted a conditional admission but they cannot register in any Math or any other modules that have Math as a perquisite until they satisfy the Math requirements. 

 

Probational Entry Requirement:

  • Candidates having school average of less than 70% but 60% or more may be considered for admission subject to following conditions:
  • The student has achieved 70% in at least one of the three most relevant subjects, as specified for each programme separately; and
  • An interview/ assessment/ other records of achievement submitted as part of the student application.
  • Similar student cases from other National Systems will be considered on case-to-case basis.
  • The non-English native speaking candidates must obtain an English Language proficiency equivalent to TOEFL score of PBT 500/iBT 61 or IELTS 5.0, or an equivalent using a standardized test approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
  • Candidates having 11 years of Education in British System (O levels/GCSE) may be considered for admission subject to an interview/ assessment as part of the student application.
  • Students who have completed 13 years of education may be considered exempt from equivalent first year modules in-line with the University policy on Advanced Standing as detailed later in this document.

English Language Requirement:

  • English Language proficiency equivalent to TOEFL score of PBT 500/iBT 61 or IELTS 5.0, or the UAE Ministry of Education EmSAT score of 1100.

 

Course Structure

Programme Structure

Module Category

Cumulative Credit

General Education

50

University Electives

30*

programme modules

400

Total Credits

480

*Physics 1 and Environment Sciences and Sustainability though considered as elective modules (natural and physical sciences) for other programmes, are programme specific modules for E-M and hence the credits are counted within programme specific content.

 

 

Year 1:

Term

Module Name

Subj

Code

Cr

Pre/Co

Term.  1

*General Mathematics

MATH

001

0

 

 

 

 

*English I

EL

001

0

IELTS5.0 or TOEFL500

Introduction to IT

IT

101

10

 

**University Elective (Islamic Studies)

 

 

10

 

Environment Sciences and Sustainability

ARCH

103

10

NA

Physics I

PHYS

101

10

 

 

 

 

40

 

Term.  2

 

 

 

CADD

GENG

102

10

IT101

Calculus I

MATH

101

10

NA

Introduction to Engineering

GENG

131

10

NA

English II

EL

101

10

EL001 or IELTS 5.5

or TOEFL530

Term 3

 

 

English III

EL

102

10

EL101

Engineering Economy

IENG

132

10

MATH101

Calculus II

MATH

102

10

MATH101

Introduction to Statistics

STAT

101

10

MATH101

 

 

 

40

 

 

* Non-credit bearing. Only to be offered to students who after testing show a requirement

 

** The General Education Study Plan including list of University Electives for BSc E-M engineering is given in Section 3.4 later.

 

Year 2: (All modules are programme specific)

 

Term

Module Name

Subj

Code

Cr

Pre/Co

Term 4

 

 

 

Engineering Mechanics

MENG

211

10

PHYS101

MATH102

Linear Algebra

MATH

201

10

MATH102

Physics II

PHYS

102

10

PHYS101

Material Science and Metallurgy

MENG

212

10

PHYS101

 

 

 

40

 

Term 5

 

 

 

Manufacturing Process

IENG

222

10

GENG131

MENG212

Differential Equations

MATH

202

10

MATH201

Electrical Engineering I

EENG

221

10

PHYS102

MATH201

Fluid Mechanics I

MENG

223

10

NA

 

 

 

40

 

Term 6

 

 

Electrical Engineering II

EENG

231

10

EENG221

Programming for Engineering (MATLAB)

GENG

220

10

IT101, MATH202

Thermodynamics I

MENG

234

10

PHYS101

MATH202

Mechanics of Materials

MENG

231

10

MENG211

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3: (All modules are programme specific)

 

Term

Module Name

Subj

Code

Cr

Pre/Co

Term 7

 

 

 

Advance Applied Maths

MATH

311

10

MATH202

Engineering Management

IENG

313

10

IENG132

Thermodynamics II

MENG

311

10

MENG234

Electrical Machines

EENG

311

10

EENG221

EENG231

 

 

 

40

 

Term 8

 

 

 

 

Applied Numerical Methods for Engineers

MATH

321

10

MATH202, MATH220

Heat Transfer

MENG

323

10

MENG223

MENG311

Machines Theory and Dynamics

MENG

322

10

MENG211

Electrical Power Devices

EENG

321

10

EENG221

EENG231

EENG311

 

 

 

40

 

Term 9

 

 

 

Machine Element Design

MENG

331

10

GENG102

MENG231

Fluid Mechanics II

MENG

332

10

MENG223

Human Factors and Safety Engineering

IENG

333

10

IENG313

Sensors and Instrumentation

EMENG

331

10

EENG221

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

Summer  Intern-ship

Internship Training 6 weeks Between 3rd and 4th year

EMENG

340

0

Complete 360 credit

 

Year 4: (All modules are programme specific)

 

Term

Module Name

Subj

Code

Cr

Pre/Co

Term 10

HVAC Systems

MENG

411

10

MENG311

MENG323

Systems and Control Engineering

EMENG

410

10

EENG231

MENG322

Introduction to Comparative Politics and Government

SOSC

102

10

NA

Electromechanical Design

EMENG

411

10

EENG321

MENG331

Final Year Project

EMENG

400

10

Year 4 stand

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

 

Term

Module Name

Subj

Code

Cr

Pre/Co

Term 11

Electrical Energy Systems and Analysis

EENG

421

10

EENG321

EENG331

Diversity and Multiculturalism

SOSC

104

10

 

Elective Module I

 

 

10

 

Elective Module II

 

 

10

 

Final Year Project (cont.)

EMENG

400

0

Year 4 stand

 

 

 

40

 

Term 12

Maintenance and System Monitoring

EMENG

431

10

MENG331

IENG333

Elective Module III

 

 

10

 

Elective Module IV

 

 

10

 

Final Year Project (cont.)

EMENG

400

0

Year 4 stand

 

 

 

30

 

Total credits required

 

 

480

 

 

Year 4: Elective Modules

 

Module Name

Subj

Code

Cr

Pre/Co

Turbo-Machinery

MENG

441

10

MENG332

Renewable Energy

MENG

442

10

MENG311, MENG323 MENG332

Power Generation

MENG

443

10

MENG323, MENG311

Digital Electronics

EENG

442

10

EENG331

Digital Signal Processing

EENG

443

10

EENG331

Power Systems: Plants and Protection

EENG

444

10

EENG331

Engineering Systems and Services

EMENG

442

10

MENG323, MENG332

Energy Conservation and Management

EMENG

443

10

MENG411, IEG131

Refrigeration Plants

MENG

444

10

MENG411

State Space and Multivariable Systems

EMENG

444

10

EMENG410

Entrepreneurship

IENG

415

10

IENG313

Course Duration:

4 years (includes 3 terms per year)

The programme will be offered over a period of 4 years. The first year will be to prepare the students for further studies in their chosen discipline. Whereas the second, third and fourth year will be focused on development of the subject specific outcomes.

General Education Learning Outcomes

 

The following outcomes will be achieved by all students as a result of completing the University-wide general education modules.

By completing the general education modules a student will:

 

KNOWLEDGE

 

1          Gain knowledge of key concepts related to English, mathematics, statistics, use of computers and natural sciences.

2          Develop an awareness of citizenship and Islamic values through the knowledge of the humanities and social sciences.

 

SKILLS

 

3.         Be able to exercise cognitive skills such as argument, logic and reasoning in order to enhance the breadth and diversity of student’s intellectual experience.

4          Be able to critically analyse and evaluate different ideas and information and make decisions based on scientific, quantitative and critical reasoning.

 

ASPECTS OF COMPETENCE

 

5          Be able to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the use of English language, mathematics and computers to access, evaluate, organise and communicate information.

6          Be able to apply knowledge drawn from the natural and social sciences in order to understand real life experiences for continuing learning.

7          Gain knowledge and skills required for successful performance as a university student.

8          Exercise the appropriate skills of comprehension and communication using English language, quantitative methods and computer use, for the understanding, recognition and critical review of a range of scientific and cultural topics.

 

General Mathematics

This pre-college mathematics module introduces those students who require foundational mathematics before taking the first undergraduate general education Mathematics 001 module. Those students have required knowledge and skills must test out this module in order not to take it. This module provides students with understanding and application of related topics at the undergraduate level such as: Algebra: integers, decimal & rational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers,  functions, inequalities, expressions, equations, graphics, polynomial & binomial theorem, solving algebraic equations; Trigonometry: the triangle, the right-angled triangle,  Pythagoras’ theorem, trigonometric ratios, sine & cosine rules, solutions of triangles; Pre-calculus: trigonometric functions, angles and equations, graphs of functions.

 

English I

This module is intended for non-native English speaking high school graduates who wish to join an undergraduate programme where the medium of instruction is English, and who have an English Language Level of TOEFL 500 or IELTS 5. This module consolidates previous language learning and through a critical thinking framework prepares students for academic life. Taking into account individual needs, this programme aims to homogenise standards of achievement.

Critical thinking is a fundamental component of academic life. It is an essential skill when reading academic texts, and writing essays and reports, or taking part in lectures, seminars and debates.

 

Environment Sciences and Sustainability

The module introduces the fundamental principles of sustainability including avoidance or minimization of negative impacts on the environment; Conservation and efficient use of natural resources; preservation of cultural patterns; and Ecological harmony and respect for biodiversity.  It emphasizes the importance of creating a liveable environment and the practical goal that our interaction with the natural world should be working towards.

 

English II

This module is intended for non-native English speaking high school graduates who have joined an undergraduate programme where the medium of is English, and who have an English Language Level of TOEFL530 or IELTS 5.5. This module builds on previous language learning and through a critical thinking framework continues to prepare students for academic life. Critical thinking is a fundamental component of academic life. It is an essential skill when reading academic texts, and writing essays and reports, or taking part in lectures, seminars and debates.

For students who have taken already English I, this module will continue to build on the skills to further improve their language skills.

 

Introduction to IT

The aim of this module is to examine computer systems and learn how they can enhance personal productivity. The module will focus on essential computer skills in today’s world, including computer hardware, important software applications, such as, word processing, worksheets, database, and presentation graphics.

 

Islamic Values 

The purpose of this module is to provide students with knowledge and discourse on fundamental Islamic values. Student will gain solid knowledge and understanding of the basic fundamentals of Islam, its values, and how values are connected to human development. The module also allows students to discuss research and report findings on issues related to Islamic societies as they highlight some of the practices of Islamic values shared by individuals and in a special connection to the UAE context.

 

Physics I

A study of basic college kinematic physics including the following topics: Kinematics in one, two , and three dimensions, Dynamics, Work, Energy, and conservation of momentum, Rotational motion and equilibrium of rigid bodies.

 

Computer Aided Drafting and Design CADD

This module aims to enable undergraduate engineering students to understand the principles of engineering drawing as well as teach them the ability to generate technical drawings. This is done to show the importance of Engineering Drawing as an important medium for engineering communication. The module seeks to develop the student’s effective utilization of computer-aided drafting software package for producing engineering drawings according to the international conventions and drawing standards. Each week the students will be exposed for a 1 hr. lecture and 5 hrs. of hands on in class exercises in order to gain practical drawing experience.

 

Calculus I

A study of basic college mathematics including topics of algebra, trigonometry, and introduction to calculus. This General Mathematics module of general education focuses on quantitative reasoning to provide a base for developing a quantitatively literate college graduate. Every college graduate should be able to understand major concepts in mathematics and be able to apply simple mathematical methods to the solution of real-world problems. The module accepted in partially to fulfilling the general education mathematics requirement. It emphasizes the development of the student's capability to do mathematical reasoning and problem solving in other modules in the major related programmes and in settings the college graduate may encounter in the future.

 

English III

This module builds on the critical thinking skills developed in module English II. Critical thinking, as a fundamental component of academic life, is an essential skill when reading academic texts, and writing essays and reports, or taking part in lectures, seminars and debates. In addition, the ability to reflect on one’s own learning is equally important. Therefore, as well as a final exam and assessed presentation, there will also be a written assignment in the form of a reflective journal.

 

Introduction to Engineering

This module is designed to prepare the student for an exciting career in Engineering in general as well as give the student an understanding of the different professions and specialisations in Engineering. The student will also learn about the ethical issues related to engineering practice. The student will learn the importance and different communications methods used in engineering. The student will gain the knowledge and ability to understand, relate and manipulate different types of units and parameters frequently encountered in the engineering profession.

 

Calculus II

A study of basic college mathematics including topics of algebra, trigonometry, and introduction to calculus. This General Mathematics module is the natural extension of the MATH101 module It is of general education focuses on quantitative reasoning to provide a base for developing a quantitatively literate college graduate. The module accepted in partially to fulfilling the general education mathematics requirement. It emphasizes the development of the student's capability to do mathematical reasoning and problem solving in other modules in the major related programmes and in settings the college graduate may encounter in the future.

 

Engineering Economy

Methods of economic analysis in engineering, including time value of money, equivalence, economic measures of worth, selection rules for alternatives, income taxes and equipment depreciation, inflation, and uncertainty.

 

Introduction to Statistics

Statistics is the science of reasoning from data. Data and statistical thinking abound in everyday life and in almost all academic fields. Students, in this module, will gain knowledge and skills of data recording and organization by means of statistical analysis. This module will focus on understanding basic statistical concepts and reasoning; probability, organizing, interpreting and producing data; analysing statistical arguments and communicating findings clearly; and appreciating the relevance of statistics to contemporary issues, and applying solution to statistical problems.

 

Engineering Mechanics

Convey the fundamental role of mechanics in engineering. Introduce the concepts of statics mechanics of the force systems in 2 and 3 dimensions with the equilibrium and free body diagrams. Introduce the concept of kinematics to describe the motion of particles and bodies in two dimensions.

 

Linear Algebra

This module provides an introduction to the theory and analysis of linear algebra including: systems of linear equation, matrix algebra, linear transformations, determinants, vector spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization and orthogonality.

 

Material Science and Metallurgy

Describe the atomic and microstructural characteristics which control the important properties of engineering materials, and interpret material property charts. Relate properties to atomic, molecular and microstructural features. Develop systematic strategies for material and process selection for a given component.

 

Physics II

A study of basic electricity and Magnetism physics including the following topics:  Electric Fields, Gauss’s Law, Electric Potential, Capacitors and Dielectrics, Current and Resistance, DC Circuits, Magnetic Field, Sources of Magnetic Field, Electromagnetic Induction and Faraday’s Law.

 

Differential Equations

This module provides an introduction to the theory, solution and application of ordinary differential equations. Topics discussed in the module include methods of solving first-order differential equations, existence and uniqueness theorems, second-order linear equations, higher-order linear equations and systems of equations. The relationship between differential equations and linear algebra is emphasized in this module.

 

Electrical Engineering I

Develop an understanding of electromagnetic fields and their application to the solution of engineering problems. The emphasis during the module will be on the physical understanding of the principals involved. Only elementary mathematical methods will be used, including basic vectors concepts of superposition, dot product and cross product. The overall module is designed to introduce the physical properties of electromagnetics leading to the resistor, the capacitor and the inductor. This will be done through theoretical analysis of electromagnetic concepts.

 

Fluid Mechanics I

Fundamental concepts; basic principles of fluid statics and dynamics; conservation laws of mass, momentum, and energy developed in the context of the control volume formulation; introduction to viscous flow: boundary layer, laminar and turbulent.  Steady incompressible flow in pipes including: friction and fitting losses, Hydraulic & Energy grade lines, and system operating point.

 

Manufacturing Processes

The module includes an introduction to manufacturing processes with a focus on metal casting, rolling, forging, extrusion, drawing, machining, and joining (welding, brazing, soldering, adhesive bonding, and mechanical fastening).

 

Electrical Engineering II

Develop an understanding of electromagnetic fields and their application to the solution of engineering problems. The emphasis during the module will be on the application of digital and analogue electronic circuit components concepts.  The overall module is designed to introduce the impedance and admittance concept of load model representations.

 

Mechanics of Materials

Make students aware of the key role of structures in different branches of engineering. Illustrate the way in which engineers use the principles of structural mechanics to understand the behaviour of structures and so to design structures in order to meet specified requirements. Examine in detail simple structural forms, including beams and cables; to understand how such structures carry applied loads, and how they deform under load, and how slender members may buckle.

 

Programming for Engineers (MATLAB)

This module provides a basic introduction to the MATLAB language including: array manipulations, control-flow, script and function files. Simple 2-D plotting and editing. Real engineering problems will be used in the module assignments. This module is intended to provide the student with working knowledge of MATLAB as a solution tool that can be used in future modules or professional practice.

 

Thermodynamics I

Understand the properties of gases and the laws of thermodynamics. Know the different forms of energy and understand what is meant by work, temperature and heat. Familiarise students with the scope and applications of thermodynamics. Understand the 2nd law of thermodynamics and the concept of entropy.

 

Advanced Applied Maths

To enhance and extend previous mathematical knowledge and the understanding of the principles supporting engineering themes and to develop concepts facilitating analytical solutions and application of advanced techniques for treating engineering problems.

 

Electrical Machines

This module introduces students to the fundamental concepts and principles of operation of various types of electrical machines.  To equip the students with basic experimental and modelling skills for handling problems associated with electrical machines. To develop an appreciation of design and operational problems in the electrical power industry.

 

Engineering Management

The structure and principal functions of engineering companies in terms of their activities and procedures are outlined in this module. This includes functions spanning research, design/development through to manufacturing and sales. Performance, safety, reliability and systematic design are discussed. The economics of engineering companies include supply-demand and cost controls are incorporated. Technology, innovation and product development are considered. The companies potential and growth management plans, risk and profitability profile are assessed. Manufacturing and service operation are detailed and the use of integrated, computer control machining and software engineering is advocated.

 

Thermodynamics II

Introduce the laws of thermodynamics and their applications in a range of practical models. To introduce the basics of heat transfer and its application to thermal design. Understand the mechanisms of heat transfer and the models and mathematical equations used to describe these mechanisms.

 

Applied Numerical Methods for Engineers

This module is designed to introduce students to fundamentals of numerical analysis as well as engineering common uses of numerical analysis.  This includes: round off and truncation errors, root finding, solution of matrices, least-squares regression, interpolation, differentiation and integration. The focus will be on using MATLAB for numerical calculations.

 

Electrical Power Devices

The functioning of modern industrial society depends heavily upon the ready availability of energy in a form that can be transported cheaply and converted easily into other forms. The processes by which electricity is generated and the means by which it is reconverted into mechanical energy for industrial uses are therefore of fundamental importance. In this module the student will be introduce to the principal types of electro-mechanical energy conversion devices (induction motors, synchronous machine) as well as the transmission and distribution of a three-phase power supply.

 

Heat Transfer

This module aims to give an understanding of the fundamentals of heat and mass transfer processes in engineering systems. The lectures will build on the basic principles learned in Thermodynamic topics. In mass transfer, basic principles are introduced practical problems are analysed. Finally examples of practical heat transfer problems will be addressed.

 

Machine Theory and Dynamics

To provide an understanding of the application of simple mathematical models and vibration problems in engineering systems. Describe mathematically the behaviour of simple mechanical vibrating systems. Determine the response of these systems to transient and harmonic excitation. Analyse systems with more than one degree of freedom and provide practical experience of vibration measurement.

 

Fluid Mechanics II

This module aims to develop an understanding of how fluid flows can be modelled as incompressible and inviscid. It develops simple analytical and computational methods to solve such flows and aims to build up a physical understanding through a range of practical examples. Then the effects of viscosity and temperature are introduced and boundary layer flows are discussed in detail.

 

Human Factors and Safety Engineering

Human performance in human-machine systems, including information processing, display and control design, workplace design, and environmental effects on worker performance.

 

Machine Elements Design

This module is intended for engineering students beginning the study of mechanical engineering design. This will cover the basic of specific machine components design, including the design process, mechanics and materials selection, failure prevention under static and variable loading for principal types of mechanical elements. A practical approach is emphasized throughout the module where concise design problems and examples illustrating the ability of the students for design calculation, decision-making process and final engineering design presentation.

 

Sensors and Instrumentation

The need for existing and new types of sensors is critical. This is due to the emergence of increasingly complex technologies, health and security concerns and of a burgeoning world population. Depending on their application, the design, fabrication, testing, and use of sensors, all require technical and nontechnical expertise. This module examines the theoretical foundations and practical applications of electronic, electrochemical, piezoelectric, fibre optic, thermal, and magnetic sensors and their use in the modern era.

 

Internship Training

An internship work experience is intended to help you apply your formal classroom education to “real world” work experience and help the student begin to gain valuable experience in a related field of work. The work assignment must be related to the your area of interest and may be conducted within business or industry, the public or private sector, state, federal or local government, or social service agencies.

 

Electromechanical Design

The students will be introduced to the concept of electro-mechanical design processes from a number of view points, including design theory, team working, risk analysis and visualisation. To enable the student to become acquainted with the basic principles of design, and the component elements of design processes.

 

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Project

Selection and completion of a project by individuals or a team comprising a typical problem which E-M Engineering graduates must solve in their fields of employment, representative of those encountered in professional practice. Projects typically involve system design, modelling, analysis and testing. Project method include planning, scheduling, and appropriate research methodology. Formulation of project outline, literature review, project activity scheduling and regular progress reviews by the instructor are required. The capstone electro-mechanical engineering project will be carried out over 3 terms. The 2nd and 3rd phases involve research methodology: problem statement, method, results, analysis, synthesis, project design, construction (when feasible), and evaluation/conclusions. Project results are presented in a formal written report suitable for reference library and formal oral presentations.

 

HVAC Systems and Analysis

This module is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of HVAC considerations, analysis, calculations and systems. This includes types and functions of major HVAC systems, Psychrometric chart, Indoor comfort conditions, Heat transmission modes in buildings, Solar radiation, Heating and Cooling load calculations and Air distribution systems. The students will also practice the use of simple energy modelling software (Ecotect) to obtain heating and cooling load estimates.

 

Introduction to Comparative Politics and Government

This module is an introduction to the fields of politics and government on an international level.  The module will focus on acquiring an understanding of basic concepts, theories and models of diversity and multiculturalism as well as their basic social, cultural and political dimensions, including a number of recent areas of controversy, such as governance and multicultural management.  The module will also cover the field on an international level, including information on case studies, particularly those relevant to the UAE and region, that have to do with cultural and social issues in organisations with multicultural staff, leadership in a multicultural society, and providing services for a diverse and multicultural population.

 

Systems and Control Engineering

The aims of the module are to introduce the use of feedback control systems. Introduce analysis techniques for linear systems which are used in control of engineering systems. Develop and interpret block diagrams and transfer functions for simple systems. Relate the time response of a system to its transfer function and/or its poles. Understand the term 'stability', its definition, and its relation to the poles of a system. Understand the term 'frequency response' (or 'harmonic response'), and its relation to the transfer function of a system. Introduce the specification, analysis and design of feedback control systems by using graphical methods and techniques.

 

Diversity and Multiculturalism

This module provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of diversity and multiculturalism studies.  The module will focus on acquiring an understanding of basic concepts, theories and models of diversity and multiculturalism as well as their basic social, cultural and political dimensions, including a number of recent areas of controversy, such as governance and multicultural management.  The module will also cover the field on an international level, including information on case studies, particularly those relevant to the UAE and region, that have to do with cultural and social issues in organisations with multicultural staff, leadership in a multicultural society, and providing services for a diverse and multicultural population. 

 

Electrical Energy Systems and Analysis

This module aims to develop the fundamental concepts of electrical energy system operation, analysis. To provide a thorough understanding of the operation and design of the principal types of AC plants and to develop models for the calculation of plant performance.  To provide students with an insight into, and an understanding of, analytic methods applied to electrical energy system analysis.

 

Maintenance and System Monitoring

This module introduces students to the topic of maintenance including: definition, scope, purpose, levels, types, planning, monitoring and diagnostics techniques. The student is to become aware of the significance of maintenance in insuring safe, economical and uninterrupted operations of a range of systems expected to be encountered during their career.

 

    Module Description

    Elective Modules

     

    Turbo-Machinery

    The module aims to develop an understanding of axial and radial flow turbo-machinery. It develops simple analytical and computational methods to solve problems of such gas flows and their application to gas turbines, compressors and fans. It aims to build up physical understanding through a range of turbo-machinery applications.

     

    State Space and Multivariable Systems

    This module is designed to introduce state space and multivariable techniques, computer simulation and analysis methods. 

     

    Renewable Energy

    This module introduces a range of renewable energy resources including: Solar, Wind, Hydropower, Geothermal and Biomass. The students will learn the main working principles of such sources, their technical requirements, configurations as well as practical requirements for harnessing the power sources. Student will use simple calculations to estimate the energy production potential of renewable energy sources.

     

    Digital Electronics

    To introduce students to the design and operation of digital logic systems including combinational and sequential logic circuits. To illustrate the applications of these circuits in digital subsystems and systems and to appreciate the advantages of the alternative methods of implementation.

     

    Digital Signal Processing

    To introduce students to the fundamentals of signal processing and provide illustrations of practical applications. On successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated the ability to explain the sampling theorem and appreciate the implications of aliasing distortion. Use the DFT and its fast implementation in the form of the FFT for spectral analysis.

     

    Energy Conservation and Management

    This module is designed to highlight the different ways energy is used in a range of applications. The student will learn how to be able to audit a site and assess the energy consumption of the systems. The audit will enable the proposition of one or more energy saving strategies. Each strategy is to be assessed based on its technical, practical and economical features to determine the energy saving potential and associated financial costs and savings.

     

    Engineering Systems and Services

    This module is designed to introduce students to a range of mechanical and electrical systems used to provide services for different built environments. This covers water supply, plumbing, lighting, fire safety, communications & security, vertical transport as well as the potential noise and vibration that could results from such systems.

     

    Entrepreneurship

    Engineering students will explore the dynamics of converting an innovative idea into a commercial venture in an increasingly global economy. Creating a business plan, originating in an international setting will challenge students to innovate; manage risk, stress and failure; confront ethical problems; question cultural assumptions; and closely simulate the realities of life as an entrepreneur.

     

    Power Generation

    The power generation plant is a facility that transforms various types of energy into electricity or heat for some useful purpose. Most power generation plant use steam as an energy source. The steam is essential for driving equipment such as pumps, compressors, powering ships and many other industrial and domestic applications. The module aims to develop an understanding of basic knowledge of steam power generation plants.

     

    Power Systems, Plants and Protection

    To introduce the students to fundamental concepts of power system stability and protection. To familiarize the students with the construction of overhead lines and underground cables and give them an appreciation of the multidisciplinary nature of their design. To introduce the concept of FACTS, and familiarize them with the basic design and principle of operation of HVDC systems.

     

    Refrigeration Plants

    This module is designed to introduce the student to the refrigerant potential of HVAC systems. This includes the refrigerants, compressors, condensers, evaporators, axillaries, controls, constant volume and VAV air distribution systems, district cooling, thermal storage and cooling using co- & tri-generation integrated cooling systems.

     

      Credit Transfer

      • BUiD does not normally award credit for experiential learning.
      • BUiD does consider credit transfer arrangements towards their undergraduate programmes from other higher education institutions subject to the following conditions.
      • The applicant meets BUiD’s formal entry requirements.
      • The relevant Faculty is able to determine that the coursework was taken at undergraduate level and is at least equivalent to the credit rating available for one module of the programme for which the credit transfer is being considered.
      • The student attained a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent for the credit of a module to be transferred.
      • The institution at which the programme was taken is recognised by the MOHESR or licensed or officially recognised by the Department/Ministry of Education in the home country (and so attestable by MOHESR)
      • The Faculty only allows exemptions from modules with content equivalent to that qualification providing the transferable points.
      • Credit points can only be transferred where the work done for the previous qualification would allow the student to successfully perform the assessment exercise for the exempted module.
      • The decision as to whether a previously taken qualification or credit accumulation serves to exempt a student from a current module rests with the Board of Examiners on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty.
      • Credits which have already formed part of an award are not acceptable for transfer.
      • Credit transfer will not be awarded for study completed as part of a credit-bearing programme of continuing education. 
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