Mechatronics Engineering and Automation Program


Program Description

The Mechatronics and Automation program integrates multidisciplinary fields of science that includes a mechanical engineering, Electronics, computer Science and control Engineering to enhance the safety, performance, efficiency, and the ability of solving real life problems associated with mechanical systems, industrial automation, mechatronic in automotive applications, mechatronic in healthcare and biomedical devices, Nano/micro mechatronic systems.

Career Prospects

The graduate of the program is expected to get a job in one of the following positions:

  1. Automobiles Industry
  2. Robotics Industry
  3. Automation
  4. Oil Industry
  5. System design
  6. Embedded system
  7. Bionics system design
  8. Sales engineer for robotics and automation

Program Concentrations

The program provides four different fields in which the students in this program can specialize. These four fields are: Autotronics, Nano-Mechatronics, Industrial Mechatronics, and Bio-Mechatronics. Each concentration includes 5 compulsory courses.

  1. Autotronics: The concentration is to incorporate elements of mechanical, electrical, electronics, software and safety engineers as applied to the design, manufacture and operation of automobiles
  2. Nano-Mechatronics: the concentration is to how to integrate electrical and mechanical functionality on the nanoscale
  3. Industrial Mechatronics: the concentration of this area is to integrate control systems, electrical, electronic systems, computers and mechanical systems in automated manufacturing processes
  4. Bio-Mechatronics: the concentration aims to integrate parts of biological organisms, mechanical elements, and electronics for improving the quality life of humans. It also encompasses the field of robotics and neuroscience

Agreements with another University

The program is in partnership with the University of East London (UEL), United Kingdom for a Bachelor Dual Degree. Students joining this agreement will pay an additional fee, to substitute expenses for the external Quality Audits/Moderation Boards that will take place in Egypt. The Graduates should receive two B.Sc. certificates, one from the University of East London, and one from Ain Shams University. Students are allowed to study a full year or more in London with a 10% reduction in the UK tuition fees.

Program Competences

In addition to the competences for all Engineering Programs (A-Level), the Mechatronics Engineering and Automation Program graduate must be able to (D-Level):

  • D1: Synthesize and integrate mechatronic subsystems to create custom solutions for different engineering problems while dealing with technical uncertainties.
  • D2: Integrate a wide range of analytical tools, techniques, equipment, and software packages pertaining to the discipline.
  • D3: Use computational facilities and techniques, measuring instruments, workshops and laboratory equipment.
  • D4: Put the necessary specifications describing the different variants of mechatronic equipment such as Robotics, CNC machines, CAD/CAM systems, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment, etc. for purpose of purchasing and contracting.
  • D5: Write the necessary software for the equipment and the control of the mechatronic systems
  • D6: Competence in the safe use and operation of hand tools and machine tools that are used during the implementation phases of mechatronic systems.
  • D7: Distinguish the layout and the key parameters to the field of the concentration within the mechatronics and automation engineering as listed below.
Concentration Graduate attributes
Autotronics 7a. Create and/or re-design mechatronic components/systems in the fields of Automobiles
Bio-Mechatronics 7b. Develop mechanical, electrical, electronic, programming and communication elements necessary for improving the quality life of humans
Nano-Mechatronics 7c. Assess the characteristics and performance of mechatronic components, systems and fabrication processes for Nano scale systems
Industrial Mechatronics 7d. Design mechatronic components that can be used in the synthesis of industrial automation

Required Courses

In order to get a Bachelor of Science Degree in this program, and to satisfy the Program Competences, the following set of courses need to be completed.

Table 29 List of Mechatronics Engineering and Automation Program Requirements courses.

Code Course Title Credits and SWL Contact Hours
CH ECTS SWL Lec Tut Lab TT
University Requirements Courses 14 21 525 14 8 0 22
Faculty Requirements Courses 42 92 2300 36 25 14 75
PHM112 Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis 4 6 150 3 2 0 5
PHM131 Rigid Body Dynamics 2 4 100 2 2 0 4
MDP111s Mechanical Engineering Drawing 3 6 150 1 3 2 6
MDP112s Machine Construction 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP211s Machine Elements Design 4 8 200 3 2 2 7
MDP212s Mechanics of Machines 4 6 150 3 3 1 7
MCT211s Automatic Control 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
MCT311s Hydraulics and Pneumatics Control 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
EPM116s Electrical Circuits and Machines 4 6 150 3 1 1 5
MCT312s Industrial Automation 2 4 100 2 1 1 4
MCT131s Introduction to Mechatronics 3 6 150 2 1 2 5
MCT231s Engineering Measurements 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MCT232s Electronics for Instrumentation 3 6 150 2 2 1 5
MCT233s Dynamic Modeling and Simulation 3 6 150 2 2 1 5
MCT331s Design of Mechatronic Systems (1) 3 6 150 1 1 3 5
MCT332s Design of Mechatronic Systems (2) 3 6 150 1 0 3 4
MCT431s Industrial Communications and Networks Systems 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MCT341s Introduction to Autotronics 2 4 100 2 1 1 4
MCT342s Introduction to Nano-Mechatronics 2 4 100 2 1 1 4
MCT343s Introduction to Bio-Mechatronics 2 4 100 2 1 1 4
MCT344s Industrial Robotics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
CSE111s Logic Design 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
CSE211s Introduction to Embedded Systems 3 5 125 2 2 2 6
CSE411s Real-Time and Embedded Systems Design 3 5 125 2 1 1 4
CSE131s Computer Programming 3 6 150 3 0 2 5
CSE473s Computational Intelligence 2 5 125 2 1 1 4
CSE480s Machine Vision 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
EPM353s Power Electronics and Motor Drives 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
ECE215s Introduction to Electronics 2 4 100 2 1 1 4
MEP112s Thermal Power Engineering 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP222s Introduction to Fluid Mechanics 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
MDP183s Manufacturing Technologies 4 6 150 3 2 2 7
Mechatronics And Automation Concentration Compulsory Group Courses 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MCT491s Mechatronics Graduation Project (1) 3 5 125 1 4 0 5
MCT492s Mechatronics Graduation Project (2) 3 5 125 1 4 0 5
Total 159 296 7400 127 89 53 269
Mechatronics And Automation Concentration Compulsory Group
Autotronics Concentration
MEA313s Automotive Theory 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MCT422s Automotive Embedded Networking 3 5 125 2 1 2 5
MEA441s Engine Management Systems 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MCT446s Autotronics 3 5 125 2 0 3 5
MEA322s Automotive Design 2 4 100 2 1 2 5
MCT441s Rehabilitation Robots 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MCT442s Biomedical Engineering 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MCT347s Locomotion and Gait Analysis 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MCT348s Introduction to Biomechanics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MCT346s System Physiology 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Nanomechatronics Concentration
MCT432s MEMS Devices 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MCT447s MEMS Systems 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MCT349s Material Properties and Characterization 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MCT350s MEMS/NEMS Characterization: Systems & Methods 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MCT448s MEMS/NEMS Fabrication and Packaging 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Industrial Mechatronics Concentration
MCT411s Hybrid Control Systems 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MCT345s Industrial Mechanisms and Robotics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MCT443s Design of Autonomous systems 3 6 150 2 2 1 5
MDP494s Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Prototyping 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
MCT449s Selected topics in Industrial Mechatronics 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Total 159 296 7400 127 89 53 269

Program Study Plan

Code Course Title Credits and SWL Contact Hours Prerequisites
CH ECTS SWL Lec Tut Lab TT
Semester 1
PHM012 Mathematics (1) 3 5 125 3 2 0 5
PHM021 Vibration and Waves 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
PHM031 Statics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MDP011s Engineering Drawing 3 6 150 1 3 2 6
PHM041 Engineering Chemistry 3 5 125 2 1 2 5
CSE031s Computing in Engineering 2 4 100 2 0 0 2
Total 17 30 750 13 9 6 28
Semester 2
PHM013 Mathematics (2) 3 5 125 3 2 0 5 ( PHM012 )
PHM022 Electricity and Magnetism 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
PHM032 Dynamics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( PHM031 )
CEP011s Projection and Engineering Graphics 3 6 150 1 3 2 6
MDP081s Production Engineering 3 5 125 2 0 3 5
ENG011s Fundamentals of Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Total 17 30 750 13 9 7 29
Semester 3
PHM112 Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis 4 6 150 3 2 0 5 ( PHM013 )
PHM131 Rigid Body Dynamics 2 4 100 2 2 0 4 ( PHM032 )
EPM116s Electrical Circuits and Machines 4 6 150 3 1 1 5 ( PHM022s )
MDP183s Manufacturing Technologies 4 6 150 3 2 2 7 ( MDP081s )
PHM111 Probability and Statistics 2 4 100 2 2 0 4 ( PHM013 )
MDP151s Structures & Properties of Materials 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( PHM041s )
Total 18 30 750 15 10 4 29
Semester 4
MDP111s Mechanical Engineering Drawing 3 6 150 1 3 2 6 ( MDP011s )
MDP212s Mechanics of Machines 4 6 150 3 3 1 7 ( PHM131s )
CSE131s Computer Programming 3 6 150 3 0 2 5
ECE215s Introduction to Electronics 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( PHM022s AND EPM116s )
MEP112s Thermal Power Engineering 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( PHM041s ) AND ( PHM022s )
MDP232s Industrial Project Management 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Total 17 31 775 13 10 6 29
Semester 5
MDP112s Machine Construction 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( MDP111s )
MCT131s Introduction to Mechatronics 3 6 150 2 1 2 5
MCT231s Engineering Measurements 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( PHM111s )
MCT233s Dynamic Modeling and Simulation 3 6 150 2 2 1 5 ( PHM131s ) AND ( PHM112s )
CSE111s Logic Design 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
MEP222s Introduction to Fluid Mechanics 3 5 125 3 1 1 5 ( MEP111s )
Total 18 32 800 14 9 6 29
Semester 6
MDP211s Machine Elements Design 4 8 200 3 2 2 7 ( MDP112s )
MCT211s Automatic Control 3 5 125 3 1 1 5 ( PHM112s )
MCT232s Electronics for Instrumentation 3 6 150 2 2 1 5 ( ECE215s )
EPM353s Power Electronics and Motor Drives 3 5 125 3 1 1 5 ( EPM116s )
ASU112s Report Writing & Communication skills 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
MDP231s Engineering Economy 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Total 18 32 800 15 9 5 29
Semester 7
MCT311s Hydraulics and Pneumatics Control 3 5 125 3 1 1 5 ( MEP221s OR MEP222s )
MCT331s Design of Mechatronic Systems (1) 3 6 150 1 1 3 5 ( MCT131s ) AND ( MCT233s )
MCT341s Introduction to Autotronics 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( MCT131s )
MCT342s Introduction to Nano-Mechatronics 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( MCT131s )
MCT343s Introduction to Bio-Mechatronics 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( MCT131s )
CSE211s Introduction to Embedded Systems 3 5 125 2 2 2 6 ( CSE131s )
ASU113s Professional Ethics and Legislations 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
Total 18 32 800 14 9 9 32
Semester 8
MCT332s Design of Mechatronic Systems (2) 3 6 150 1 0 3 4 ( MCT331s )
MCT344s Industrial Robotics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( MDP212s )
CSE411s Real-Time and Embedded Systems Design 3 5 125 2 1 1 4 ( CSE211s )
MCT313s Automation 3 5 125 3 1 1 5 ( MCT211s )
Mechatronics And Automation Concentration Compulsory Group Course Course (1)
Mechatronics And Automation Concentration Compulsory Group Course Course (2)
Total 12 21 525 8 4 6 18
Semester 9
MCT431s Industrial Communications and Networks Systems 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
CSE473s Computational Intelligence 2 5 125 2 1 1 4 ( PHM111s ) AND ( CSE131s )
CSE480s Machine Vision 3 5 125 3 1 1 5 ( PHM111s ) AND ( CSE131s )
MCT491s Mechatronics Graduation Project (1) 3 5 125 1 4 0 5
Asu Elective A Course 2 3 75 2 1 0 3
Mechatronics And Automation Concentration Compulsory Group Course Course (3)
Total 13 23 575 10 9 3 22
Semester 10
MCT492s Mechatronics Graduation Project (2) 3 5 125 1 4 0 5 ( MCT491s )
Mechatronics And Automation Concentration Compulsory Group Course Course (4)
Mechatronics And Automation Concentration Compulsory Group Course Course (5)
ASU111s Human Rights 2 2 50 2 1 0 3
Asu Elective B Course 2 2 50 2 0 0 2
ASU114s Selected Topics in Contemporary Issues 2 2 50 2 0 0 2
Total 9 11 275 7 5 0 12