Design and Production Engineering Program


Program Description

The Design and Production Engineering program prepares students for entry level professional practice in mechanical design and production engineering, both locally and internationally.

The Design and Production Engineering program is one of the oldest engineering programs in Egyptian universities. The program flourished with the boom in Egyptian industry during the sixties of the twentieth century. Recently, there is an increasing need for the modernization of industry in Egypt to cope with the global challenges of designing and producing cost effective products that can compete with the international market. Consequently, the Design and Production Engineering program needs to be modernized as well. The program developed at Ain Shams University equip students with necessary competencies contemporary to the current industry. It also inspires graduates for self-learning to cope with the requirements of ever-changing career path after their graduation.

Career Prospects

Design and Production Engineering is one of the most recognized disciplines in Egyptian industry. Design and Production engineers are needed in many industries aiming to design and produce all kinds of products, machines and equipment. Graduates work in all industrial sectors including engineering, metallurgical, petrochemical, textiles, furniture, etc. They can work as engineers in research and development, operations management, quality control, tool design, work study, cost analysis, process control, heat treatment, etc.

Graduates can be specialized in a specific field of the following concentrations: Manufacturing engineering, Mechanical design, Industrial engineering and operations management, or Materials engineering.

Program Concentrations

The program qualifies graduates to work as Design and Production engineers. The graduate can be specialized in one of the following four concentrations:

  1. Mechanical Design
  2. Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
  3. Materials Engineering
  4. Manufacturing Engineering

The program concentration is achieved by 12 credit hours including 6 credit hours of courses and 6 credit hours of the graduation project, all related to the specific concentration.

  1. Mechanical Design: Graduates are more specialized in the design of mechanical systems. Graduates demonstrate additional abilities to model, analyse, and design mechanical components and systems using the most up-to-date tools of integrated systems.
  2. Industrial Engineering and Operations Management: Graduates are more specialized in Industrial engineering and operations management. Graduates demonstrate additional abilities to analyse, design, integrate, operate, evaluate, control, automate, and implement methods and techniques to manage industrial systems. 
  3. Materials Engineering: Graduates are more specialized in materials engineering. Graduates demonstrate additional abilities to select, prepare, analyse, treat, and test materials for specific applications. 
  4. Manufacturing Engineering: Graduates are more specialized in manufacturing processes. Graduates demonstrate additional abilities to select and link different manufacturing processes to certain design requirement to achieve desired levels of quality, product and process performance. 

Agreements with another University

The program is not yet partnered with another university.

Program Competences

In addition to the competences for all Engineering Programs (A-Level) and the competencies for the Mechanical Discipline (B-Level), the Design and Production Engineering Program graduate must be able to (C-Level):

  • C1: Implement basic theories to production processes including new technologies in manufacturing to select proper processes and process parameters for specific products.
  • C2: Design systems, machines, tools, and products implementing proper standards and developing the necessary calculations, construction and working drawings
  • C3: Implement basics of industrial engineering to analyse, plan and design production systems.
  • C4: Select materials suitable for specific application.
  • C5: Demonstrate additional abilities related to the field of the concentration within Design and Production Engineering as listed below.
Concentration Graduate attributes
Mechanical design C5a. Demonstrate additional abilities to model, analyse, and design mechanical components and systems using the most up-to-date tools of integrated systems.
Industrial Engineering C5b. Demonstrate additional abilities to analyse, design, integrate, operate, evaluate, control, automate, and implement methods and techniques to manage industrial systems. 
Materials Engineering C5c. Demonstrate additional abilities to select, prepare, analyse, treat, and test materials for specific applications. 
Manufacturing C5d. Demonstrate additional abilities to select and link different manufacturing processes to certain design requirement to achieve desired levels of quality, product and process performance. 

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 16 List of Design and Production 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
General Mechanical Engineering Requirements Courses 63 110 2750 48 32 22 102
MDP312s Mechanical System Design 3 5 125 2 2 2 6
MDP381s Theory of Metal Forming 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MDP382s Theory of Metal Cutting 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MDP383s Metal Forming Technology, Machines and Dies 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MDP384s Metal Cutting Machines and Technology 3 6 150 2 2 2 6
MDP481s Design of Tools & Production Facilities 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
MDP482s Metrology & Measuring Instruments 4 8 200 3 0 5 8
MDP483s Computerized Numerical Controlled Machines 2 4 100 2 1 1 4
MDP332s Work Study 3 6 150 2 2 0 4
MDP333s Operations Research 3 6 150 2 2 0 4
MDP431s Operations Management 3 6 150 2 2 0 4
MDP432s Facilities Planning 3 7 175 2 2 0 4
MDP433s Quality Control 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Design And Production Concentration Elective Course (1) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Design And Production Concentration Elective Course (2) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP401s Mechanical Design & Production Graduation Project (1) 3 6 150 1 0 6 7
MDP402s Mechanical Design & Production Graduation Project (2) 3 6 150 1 0 6 7
Total 170 317 7925 131 92 61 284
Design And Production Concentration Elective
Mechanical Design Concertation Elective
MDP411s Introduction to Finite Elements 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP412s Noise & Vibration Control 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MDP413s Design Optimization 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
MDP414s Product Design & Development 3 5 125 2 2 2 6
MDP415s Selected Topics in Mechanical Design 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
Industrial Engineering Concertation Elective
MDP434s Quality Systems & Assurance 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP435s Industrial Systems Modeling & Simulation 3 6 150 2 0 3 5
MDP436s Production Planning & Control 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP437s Ergonomics 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Subpool F Materials Engineering Concertation Elective
MDP256s Phase Transformation and Heat Treatment 3 5 125 2 2 2 6
MDP451s Failure Analysis 3 5 125 3 0 1 4
MDP452s Material and Process Selection 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
MDP455s Renewable Materials 3 5 125 2 2 2 6
Manufacturing Concertation Elective
MDP484s Product Life Cycle Management 3 5 125 2 1 2 5
MDP485s Advanced Topics in CNC Machine Tools 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MDP486s Selected Topics in Manufacturing 3 5 125 2 1 2 5
MDP487s Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MDP488s Advanced Manufacturing Technology 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP489s Selected Topics in Forming 3 5 125 2 1 2 5
Total 170 317 7925 131 92 61 284

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
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 )
MDP111s Mechanical Engineering Drawing 3 6 150 1 3 2 6 ( MDP011s )
MDP181s Manufacturing Technology (1) 3 5 125 3 0 2 5 ( MDP081s )
MEP111s Thermal Physics 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
EPM116s Electrical Circuits and Machines 4 6 150 3 1 1 5 ( PHM022s )
Total 16 29 725 12 9 6 27
Semester 4
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 )
MDP112s Machine Construction 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( MDP111s )
MDP152s Metallurgy & Material Testing 3 5 125 3 1 1 5 ( MDP151s )
MEP211s Thermodynamics 4 6 150 3 2 1 6 ( MEP111s )
ECE215s Introduction to Electronics 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( PHM022s AND EPM116s )
Total 18 30 750 15 10 3 28
Semester 5
MDP231s Engineering Economy 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
MDP212s Mechanics of Machines 4 6 150 3 3 1 7 ( PHM131s )
MDP211s Machine Elements Design 4 8 200 3 2 2 7 ( MDP112s )
MEP221s Fluid Mechanics and Turbo-Machinery 4 7 175 3 2 1 6 ( PHM112s )
MEP231s Measurement and Instrumentation 2 5 125 1 0 3 4
Total 16 30 750 12 8 7 27
Semester 6
MDP232s Industrial Project Management 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
MDP251s Casting & Welding (1) 3 4 100 2 2 1 5 ( MDP152s )
MDP311s Mechanical Vibrations 4 7 175 3 2 1 6 ( PHM131s )
MEP212s Heat Transfer 4 8 200 2 2 3 7 ( MEP211s )
Mechanical Engineering Requirement Elective Course 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
ASU112s Report Writing & Communication skills 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
Total 18 31 775 13 10 5 28
Semester 7
MDP312s Mechanical System Design 3 5 125 2 2 2 6 ( MDP211s )
MDP383s Metal Forming Technology, Machines and Dies 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( MDP181s )
MDP384s Metal Cutting Machines and Technology 3 6 150 2 2 2 6 ( MDP181s ) AND ( MDP211s )
MDP333s Operations Research 3 6 150 2 2 0 4 ( PHM013s ) AND ( PHM111s )
MCT211s Automatic Control 3 5 125 3 1 1 5 ( PHM112s )
Asu Elective A Course 2 3 75 2 1 0 3
Total 17 30 750 13 10 6 29
Semester 8
MDP381s Theory of Metal Forming 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( MDP181s )
MDP382s Theory of Metal Cutting 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( MDP181s )
MDP332s Work Study 3 6 150 2 2 0 4 ( PHM111s )
MCT311s Hydraulics and Pneumatics Control 3 5 125 3 1 1 5 ( MEP221s OR MEP222s )
Design And Production Concentration Elective Course (1) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Asu Elective B Course 2 2 50 2 0 0 2
Total 17 28 700 13 9 3 25
Semester 9
MDP482s Metrology & Measuring Instruments 4 8 200 3 0 5 8 ------
MDP483s Computerized Numerical Controlled Machines 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( MDP382s )
MDP431s Operations Management 3 6 150 2 2 0 4 ( MDP231s )
MDP401s Mechanical Design & Production Graduation Project (1) 3 6 150 1 0 6 7
Design And Production Concentration Elective Course (2) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ASU114s Selected Topics in Contemporary Issues 2 2 50 2 0 0 2
Total 17 31 775 12 5 12 29
Semester 10
MDP481s Design of Tools & Production Facilities 3 4 100 2 2 0 4 ( MDP382s )
MDP432s Facilities Planning 3 7 175 2 2 0 4 ( MDP332s ) AND ( MDP333s )
MDP433s Quality Control 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( PHM111s )
MDP402s Mechanical Design & Production Graduation Project (2) 3 6 150 1 0 6 7 ( MDP401s )
ASU111s Human Rights 2 2 50 2 1 0 3
ASU113s Professional Ethics and Legislations 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
Total 17 28 700 11 9 6 26