Materials Engineering Program


Program Description

The program aims to supply the students with the basic and global concepts of science and technology in order to comprehend the relation between materials’ structure and its properties and applications, which will open the field to develop and manufacture materials with special properties that suits the required application. This will help in developing various industries and setting specifications and criteria for quality assurance. Materials engineering applications incorporates different metals, ceramics, plastics, composite materials, semiconductors and other materials that could be used in electronics, communication, environmental, medicine, biotechnology, nanotechnology and other applications. Now this field attracts global attention which makes it important to be included into the higher educational system in Egypt.

Career Prospects

Materials engineers have versatile opportunities in manufacturing, petrochemical, ore extraction, consulting firms, research entities and educational institutes or other similar organizations. Possible jobs are Material engineer, design engineer, metallurgist, product developer, research assistant, quality engineer, biomedical engineer, patent examiner and technical sales engineer.

Duties of material engineer are: material selection, material design, processing, testing and characterization of materials and data, quality control, training and documentation.

Program Concentrations

Material engineering program covers a wide spectrum of materials. However, elective courses of 15 Credit Hours in addition to the graduation projects are given to the student for selection in one of the following fields:

  1. Metallurgy: extraction of ferrous and nonferrous alloys, forming, casting and welding technologies, material characterization and non-destructive testing.
  2. Polymer: polymer materials and its composites, processing, testing, lubricants, sealants, packaging materials.
  3. Ceramics: building materials, glass, ceramic technologies and Nano technologies, biomedical materials and environmental aspects.

The student should select 5 electives (at least 3 from one concentration).

Agreements with another University

By fulfilling the required 170 CH (including the graduation project) plus the twelve obligatory training weeks, the student earns a Bachelor of Science in Material Engineering. However, the student has the chance to get a double degree from Ain Shams University and Clausthal University of Technology in Germany. This double degree is according to the agreement between both universities, where the student gets a Bachelor of Science in Material Science and Engineering.

Germany is known for its distinguished level of engineering as well as education. In comparison with other European and American universities, the tuition fees of the German Universities are attractive and tolerable. The student is required to pay his living expenses during his stay in Germany.

The student who decides to apply for the double degree will be required to:

  • Pass all the Materials Engineering Program required courses at Ain Shams University according to the study plan except for the 15 Credit Hours Elective Courses and the Graduation Project. This accounts for only 149 Credit Hours.
  • Pass B2 level of the German language according to the common European framework of reference for Languages
  • In Clausthal University, the student will join the university as a normal student and study the five electives (available in Clausthal University and equivalent to those in Ain Shams university) plus the graduation project in order to get his double Bachelor Degree. This normally requires two semesters.

Program Competences

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

  • C1: Apply general math, science and engineering skills to the solution of engineering problems related to materials,
  • C2: Analyse the relationship between structure, properties, processing and design of materials and their final impact on the product design and performance,
  • C3: Understand systems applicable to the material engineering discipline by applying the concepts of: Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, heat and mass transfer and engineering chemistry, solid Mechanics, material processing, material Properties, measurements, and mechanical Design
  • C4: Develop, prepare and characterize new materials by applying concepts of homogeneity and polymorphism, phase transformation, crystalline structures and reaction kinetics,
  • C5: Select, Model, analyse, design, treat and test material systems of monolithic composite and hybrid materials in engineering systems such as mechanical, biomedical, electronic, communication and advanced building systems,
  • C6: Adopt suitable national and international standards and codes to: design, build,
    operate, inspect and maintain industrial equipment and systems.
  • C7: Have the experimental and computational skills for a professional career as team member or leader in multidisciplinary engineering projects using organization tools,
  • C8: Be aware of the value of sustainable learning and environmental/social issues surrounding materials.
  • C9: Demonstrate additional abilities related to the field of the concentration within Materials Engineering as listed below.
Concentration Graduate attributes
Metallic field 9a. to understand, analyse, model, design and test some technological processes like casting, welding and forming of metals.
Polymer field 9b. to understand, analyse and test polymer-based materials like rubbers, surfactants, petrochemical products and other polymer composites for energy saving and advanced applications
Ceramic field 9c. to understand, analyse, model, design and test some technological processes of ceramic based materials in binding, glass and ceramic materials in advance technologies of Nano- and biomedical materials.

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 27 List of Materials Engineering 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
PHM115s Engineering Mathematics 3 5 125 3 2 0 5
PHM121 Modern Physics and Quantum Mechanics 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
PHM122 Physics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
PHM141s Introduction to Organic Chemistry 2 5 125 2 0 1 3
PHM142s Reaction Kinetics and Chemical Analysis 3 6 150 3 0 1 4
PHM241s Electrochemistry 3 6 150 3 0 1 4
PHM242s Polymer Chemistry 3 6 150 3 0 1 4
MDP111s Mechanical Engineering Drawing 3 6 150 1 3 2 6
MDP112s Machine Construction 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP433s Quality Control 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP111s Thermal Physics 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
MEP211s Thermodynamics 4 6 150 3 2 1 6
MEP212s Heat Transfer 4 8 200 2 2 3 7
MEP222s Introduction to Fluid Mechanics 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
MEP231s Measurement and Instrumentation 2 5 125 1 0 3 4
EPM116s Electrical Circuits and Machines 4 6 150 3 1 1 5
MDP411s Introduction to Finite Elements 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP256s Phase Transformation and Heat Treatment 3 5 125 2 2 2 6
MDP451s Failure Analysis 3 5 125 3 0 1 4
MDP453s Composites Technology 3 5 125 3 0 1 4
MDP454s Corrosion 3 5 125 3 0 1 4
MDP458s Material and Process Selection 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
MDP153s Crystalline Structures of Materials 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP254s Thermodynamics of Materials 3 5 125 2 2 2 6
MDP255s Materials Testing and Behavior 3 6 150 2 2 2 6
MDP257s Materials for Advanced Manufacturing Technology 2 4 100 2 1 1 4
MDP353s Polymer Materials 3 6 150 3 0 2 5
MDP354s Industrial Project 3 6 150 1 0 6 7
MDP355s Modern Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Making 2 5 125 2 1 0 3
MDP356s Glass, Ceramics, and Binding Materials 3 6 150 2 2 0 4
MDP456s Petrochemicals and Polymer Products 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
MDP183s Manufacturing Technologies 4 6 150 3 2 2 7
Materials Engineering Concentrationelective Course (1) 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
Materials Engineering Concentrationelective Course (2) 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
Materials Engineering Concentrationelective Course (3) 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
Materials Engineering Concentrationelective Course (4) 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
Materials Engineering Concentrationelective Course (5) 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MDP403s Materials Engineering Graduation Project (1) 3 6 150 1 0 6 7
MDP404s Materials Engineering Graduation Project (2) 3 6 150 1 0 6 7
Total 170 320 8000 135 81 67 283
Materials Engineering Concentrationelective
Metallic Concentrationelective
MDP381s Theory of Metal Forming 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MDP457s Extractive Metallurgy 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP459s Corrosion Control and Cathodic Protection 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP460s Non-destructive Testing of Materials (1) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP461s Non-destructive Testing of Materials (2) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Polymer Concentrationelective
MDP462s Polymeric Processing Techniques 2 4 100 2 0 2 4
MDP463s Materials for Energy Solution 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP464s Surfactants and lubricating Materials 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP465s Rubber and Sealing Materials 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP467s Polymer Testing 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Ceramic Concentrationelective
MDP468s Materials Characterization 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP469s Glasses Materials and Technology 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP470s Ceramic Materials and Technology 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP471s Binding Materials and Technology 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP472s Biomedical Materials 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP473s Introduction to Nano technology 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Total 170 320 8000 135 81 67 283

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
PHM115s Engineering Mathematics 3 5 125 3 2 0 5 ( PHM113s )
PHM141s Introduction to Organic Chemistry 2 5 125 2 0 1 3 ( PHM041s )
MDP111s Mechanical Engineering Drawing 3 6 150 1 3 2 6 ( MDP011s )
MEP111s Thermal Physics 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
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 )
Asu Elective A Course 2 3 75 2 1 0 3
Total 16 31 775 13 11 4 28
Semester 4
PHM121 Modern Physics and Quantum Mechanics 3 5 125 3 1 1 5 ( PHM013 ) AND ( PHM022 )
MEP211s Thermodynamics 4 6 150 3 2 1 6 ( MEP111s )
MEP222s Introduction to Fluid Mechanics 3 5 125 3 1 1 5 ( MEP111s )
MDP153s Crystalline Structures of Materials 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( MDP151s )
MDP183s Manufacturing Technologies 4 6 150 3 2 2 7 ( MDP081s )
Total 17 27 675 14 8 5 27
Semester 5
PHM142s Reaction Kinetics and Chemical Analysis 3 6 150 3 0 1 4 ( PHM141s )
MDP112s Machine Construction 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( MDP111s )
MEP212s Heat Transfer 4 8 200 2 2 3 7 ( MEP211s )
MEP231s Measurement and Instrumentation 2 5 125 1 0 3 4
EPM116s Electrical Circuits and Machines 4 6 150 3 1 1 5 ( PHM022s )
MDP254s Thermodynamics of Materials 3 5 125 2 2 2 6 ( MEP111s )
Total 19 35 875 13 7 10 30