Fourth Level - Course Specification of Mechatronics Engineering (EME) B.Sc Program
First Semester  
 EME 401 Mechanics of Machines. 4Cr. 4-2-0Hrs/wk.
Linkage, cams, and gears. Gear trains. Kinematics of machinery. Force analysis of machinery. Balancing. Introduction to synthesis.
 EME 451 Computer Control of Manufacturing systems. 3Cr. 4-1-1Hrs/wk.
Basic elements of numerical control of metal processing systems, programming languages for point to point and contouring machines, interaction between geometry and machine-ability decisions. Computerized numerical control, adaptive control, industrial robots, flexible manufacturing systems. Examples of machinery processes such as laser beam machinery, electric discharge machining, plasma arc machining, etc., will be discussed.
 ECE 481 Control System Theory and Design. 3Cr. 3-1-1Hrs/wk.
Block diagram representation, feedback control systems, signal flow graphs, electrical analogy of mechanical systems, transfer functions of servo-motors. Transient response of control systems. Root locus. Frequency response analysis: Bode diagram, Nyquist diagram. Compensation.
 EM 431 Engineering Economy. 2Cr. 2-0-0 Hrs/ wk.
Economic decision process in the design and implementation of real engineering projects. Topics covered are: investment choice, general accounting principles including balance sheets and income statements; equivalence; interest and financial mathematics; present and annual worth, the benefit/cost ratio, and the internal rate of return; multiple alternatives; income tax effects on depreciation; inflation, loans, risk analysis and the coast of capital; and retirement and placement analysis.
 CE 491 Project I. 3Cr. 2-0-4 Hrs/wk.
Supervised projects in small groups of students aimed at providing practical experience in some aspects of computer hardware, computer software, and information processing. This is accomplished through lectures, discussions, field visits and individual design.
Elective (2)
 CE 411 Application of Real Time Computer Systems. 3Cr. 3-1-1Hrs./wk.
Principles of application of real time computer systems to engineering problems. Topics include: computer characteristics needed for real time use, mini/micro computer operating systems, man-computer communication, basic digital logic design, analog signal processing and conversion, and inter-computer communication. Topics investigated via laboratory using a microprocessor system.
 EME 403 Dynamic System Analysis. 3Cr. 3-1-1Hrs/wk.
Modeling and analysis of mechanical, electrical, electromechanical, thermal, and hydraulic systems. Simulation diagrams. Stability analysis.
Second Semester  
 EME 412 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. 3Cr. 4-1-1Hrs/wk.
Cooling methods: air, steam jet, absorption, and thermoelectric. Refrigeration equipment: evaporators, condensers, cooling towers, expansion devices, compressors, and piping. Cold stores. Insulation. Psychometric processes and cycles. Cooling and heating loads. Duct design. Air conditioning units. Control of refrigeration and air conditioning.
 EME 454 Introduction to Robotics. 4Cr. 4-1-1Hrs./wk.
Introduction to the theory and practice of robots. Coverage will be predominantly of stationary robots in industrial settings. Industrial applications, coordinate systems, spatial transformation. Kinematics, dynamics, position and force control, system organization and architecture, robot teaching systems.
 EME 422 Automotive Engineering. 3Cr. 4-0-1Hrs./wk.
Types of engines. Carburetion and fuel injection. Ignition system. Cooling system. Lubrication system. Transmission. steering. suspension and vibration damping. Braking system and ABS. car electric system. Automobile electronic, microprocessor controlled, and data acquisition system.
 EM 442 Engineering Management. 2Cr. 2-0-0 Hrs/wk.
Basic management models used to optimize operation systems. Discrete and continuous-time. Markov chains and their application in modeling queues, inventories and production process behavior.
 CE 492 Project II. 3Cr. 2-0-4 Hrs/wk.
Continuation of CE 491.
Elective (3)
 EME 452 Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical System. 3Cr. 3-1-1Hrs/wk.
This course provides preparation for the conceptual design and prototyping of mechanical systems that use microprocessors to control machine activities, acquire and analyze data, and interact with operators. The architecture of microprocessors is related to problems in mechanical systems through study of systems, including electromechanical components, thermal components, and a variety of instruments. Laboratory exercises lead through studies of different levels of software, including machine.
 ECE 482 Digital Control. 3Cr. 3-1-1Hrs./wk.
Design and analysis of digital controllers using classical and state space techniques. Discretization of continuous systems, z-transforms, and direct digital design. Pole placement and optimal quadratic regulators for single-input/single-output discrete systems.