Mechanical Power Engineering Program


Program Description

The program is commissioned to provide an engineer that works in the field of power supply to industry and domestic needs in addition to the energy utilization and conversion into forms that are liable for assisting the human activity as well as for providing human comfort. All Factories and corporations in the industry urgently need powerful schemes of managing their power supplies and operate their equipment in a highly efficient form of energy utilization. The program is thus devoted to the study of the nature and behaviour of thermo-fluids. Topics of courses cover the technology of energy release, conversion and efficient use. Applications involve the forms of mass and energy delivery and their transport phenomena. Smart management and legal non-harmful use of energy require the employment of automatic control methodology as well as the pollution reduction techniques.

Career Prospects

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

  1. A Power Generation Station
  2. An Air Conditioning Company
  3. Petroleum Prospecting and Service Companies
  4. Food Factories
  5. A Water Desalination Plant
  6. Paper and Textile Factories
  7. Projects employing Heavy Equipment hydraulic and pneumatic machines

Program Concentrations

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

  1. Power generation
  2. Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
  3. Process and Equipment Design
  4. Environment, Services and Systems
  5. Nuclear Energy Technology

The program concentration is achieved by 21 credit hours including 15 credit hours of courses and 6 credit hours of the graduation project, all related to the specific concentration.

1. Power generation:

This is the concentration for the graduate engineer to work in power generation stations. Petroleum Prospecting and Service Companies relies on such graduate for operation and maintenance of their power houses in the prospection field. The core of this concentration also includes the transmission of energy, desalinated water for industrial activities and human needs local production of energy in remote areas, economical aspects of Power generation from fossil and nuclear fuels. It additionally includes systems to provide vehicle propulsions in automotive and aircrafts, power handling and energy storage, heat recovery boilers. The core of this concentration is the build-up and operation of internal combustion engines and externally added heat engines.

The graduation project should focus on the construction details and the performance maps of the turbines, compressors, pumps, boilers and other parts of thermal power plants and internal combustion engines. Other examples of graduation projects can be Power generation for domestic uses and compressor work requirements for cooling loads in air conditioning projects. 

2. Energy Efficiency and Sustainability:

This is the concentration for the graduate engineer to work in the power stations that rely on renewable energies such as wind farms, stations of solar collectors, water tidal and wave energy. This graduate is also directed to the work on energy management and energy storage. The core of this concentration includes the efficient use of energy, clean energy technology, renewable energies, incineration systems, energy recovery and renewable fuels. This is the concentration for the graduate engineer to work in management departments of large projects as well as in the control sections of power generation plants. The graduate is also required to work in water desalination units.

The graduation project should focus on the design and testing of all possible uses of renewable energies. The different configurations of solar concentrators can be examined, and the different techniques of biomass use are required to be highlighted. In addition, the different mechanisms of delivering power from the water tidal and wave energies can be compared. Other examples of graduation projects can be the design and operation of a refrigeration and air conditioning system that is driven by renewable energy resources.

3. Process and Equipment Design:

This is the concentration for the graduate engineer to work in the heavy equipment field of utilization in the construction and infra-structure projects. This graduate will be also involved in the control systems of factories. The graduate of this concentration works in Air Conditioning companies, food factories that involve refrigeration or deep freezing. The graduate may be also involved in medicine industry. The graduation project should focus on the construction and performance evaluation of fan coils, metallic pipes configurations that are found in heat exchangers and refrigeration units. The core of this concentration includes Industrial control, management, design and selection and matching of equipment, modelling of systems, integration of equipment, innovative prototypes of machinery, quality and safety of mechanical systems.

The graduation project should focus on the fluid flow features of hydraulic and pneumatic systems in addition to highlighting their aspects upon getting used in the automatic control processes. Other examples of graduation projects can be design and selection of air conditioning equipment.

4. Environment, Services and Systems:

This is the concentration for the graduate engineer to minimize the pollution from Power stations. The graduate is required to operate and maintain the different equipment such as the furnaces of steam generation that is needed in textile factories and food companies. The graduate is also required for Petroleum Prospection and Service Companies and Projects that use electrical generators with Diesel Engine Coupling. The graduate is also needed for the Air Conditioning requirements for building services. The core of this concentration includes smart systems, maintenance heating ventilation and air conditioning as related to building services and petroleum pipelines as related to petroleum industry services in addition to water distribution systems.

The graduation project should focus on the numerical simulation or the measurements of the performance parameters of the energy service systems. Other examples of graduation projects can be heating, ventilation and Air Conditioning systems, plumbing systems, automation and monitoring of advanced systems, design and cathodic protection of petroleum pipelines.

5. Nuclear Reactors:

This is the concentration for the graduate engineer to work in nuclear power generation stations. The national projects rely on such graduate for operation and maintenance of their power generation systems as produced from nuclear energy resources. The core of this concentration also focuses on the thermal hydraulics associated with the operation of nuclear reactors. Special care is devoted to the nuclear safety. Care is additionally given to overcoming the corrosion problems in the nuclear reactor metallic structures as well as the technologies of the management of the waste disposal. Aligned with the general thermal designs for the transmission of energy, this concentration handles the heat transfer calculations of the steam generation systems and the critical heat fluxes to the water-steam containers. The concentration also deals with the economic aspects of such Power generation from nuclear fuels.

The graduation project should focus on the construction details and the performance maps of the turbines, pumps, boilers and other parts of nuclear power plants. Other examples of graduation projects can be the design of heat recovery boilers, heat exchangers and steam pipes in addition to the ventilation and air conditioning systems in nuclear power plants.

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 Mechanical Power Engineering Program graduate must be able to (C-Level):

  • C1: Describe the performance parameters of power producing and power absorbing machines
  • C2: Determine the rates of heating or cooling associated with the engineering processes.
  • C3: List the Main Causes of Power Losses in Engines, Turbines, Compressors and Pumps
  • C4: Analyse the different causes of power loss that is associated with industrial activities
  • C5: Identify the functional relationships of the parts installed to control the output of power equipment
  • C6: Select the proper size of an engine or a pumping machine for the delivery purposes in industry, power generation and domestic use.
  • C7: Choose the optimum operating conditions for the heat and mass transport media to accomplish the highest efficiency of energy utilization
  • C8: Perform the dimensional analysis required to assure the matching among the different components of engines and power stations
  • C9: Use numerical methods to simulate the flow field and predict the thermal structures of mechanical power systems.
  • C10: Demonstrate additional abilities related to the field of the concentration within Mechanical Power Engineering as listed below.
Concentration Graduate attributes
Power generation C10a. Demonstrate additional abilities to select and link different systems that provide the energy for the industrial and domestic use. 
Energy Efficiency and Sustainability C10b. Demonstrate additional abilities to manage the power supply and enhance the efficiency of energy conversion.
Process and Equipment Design C10c. Demonstrate additional abilities to analyse, design, integrate and operate the different energy sub-systems. 
Environment, Services and Systems C10d. Demonstrate additional abilities to devote the proper system to fit the required function in the industrial integrity. 
Nuclear Energy Technology C10e. Nuclear Reactors Demonstrate additional abilities to operate and maintain thermal and hydraulic systems in nuclear power plants.

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 17 List of Mechanical Power 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
MEP311s Combustion 3 6 150 2 2 1 5
MEP312s Fundamentals of Internal Combustion Engines 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MEP313s Thermal Power Plants 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MEP314s Power Plant Technology 4 7 175 3 2 0 5
MEP411s Control Systems of Internal Combustion Engines 3 6 150 2 2 1 5
MEP321s Incompressible Flow Machines 3 6 150 2 2 1 5
MEP322s Compressible Flow Machines 3 6 150 2 2 1 5
MEP331s Digital Control 2 4 100 2 0 1 3
MEP332s Process Control 3 7 175 2 2 1 5
MEP341s Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 3 6 150 2 2 0 4
Mechanical Power Concentration Elective Course (1) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Mechanical Power Concentration Elective Course (2) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Mechanical Power Concentration Elective Course (3) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Mechanical Power Concentration Elective Course (4) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Mechanical Power Concentration Elective Course (5) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP491s Mechanical Power Graduation Project (1) 3 7 175 1 2 4 7
MEP492s Mechanical Power Graduation Project (2) 3 7 175 1 2 4 7
Total 170 320 8000 131 97 52 280
Mechanical Power Concentration Elective
Power Generation Concentration Elective
MEP412s Heat Engines 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP413s Gas Fueled Engines 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP414s Biomass and Waste Conversion Technology 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP423s Hydro-Tidal and Wave Energies 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP425s Aircraft Propulsion 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP426s Solar Energy 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP427s Wind Energy 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP443s Petroleum Pipelines 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP451s Nuclear Energy 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
EPM353s Power Electronics and Motor Drives 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
Energy Efficiency And Sustainability Concentration Elective
MEP421s Sustainable Energy 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP422s Energy Storage Technology 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP425s Aircraft Propulsion 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP426s Solar Energy 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP427s Wind Energy 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP428s Hydraulic Transmission 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP433s Management of Mechanical Power Projects 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP434s Water Desalination and Distillation 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP443s Petroleum Pipelines 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP444s Economics of Energy Conversion 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Process And Equipment Design Concentration Elective
MEP425s Aircraft Propulsion 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP428s Hydraulic Transmission 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP432s Computational Fluid Dynamics 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP433s Management of Mechanical Power Projects 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP435s Design of Mechanical Power Units 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP254s Thermodynamics of Materials 3 5 125 2 2 2 6
MDP411s Introduction to Finite Elements 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP451s Failure Analysis 3 5 125 3 0 1 4
MDP452s Material and Process Selection 3 5 125 3 0 1 4
Environment Services And Systems Concentration Elective
MEP424s Water Distribution Networks 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP431s Fire Fighting 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP434s Water Desalination and Distillation 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP441s Applied Building Services Technology 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP442s Thermodynamics of Materials 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP445s Environmental Impact of Mechanical Power Projects 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP333s Operations Research 3 6 150 2 2 0 4
MDP454s Corrosion 3 5 125 3 0 1 4
MCT131s Introduction to Mechatronics 3 6 150 2 1 2 5
MCT233s Dynamic Modeling and Simulation 3 6 150 2 2 1 5
Nuclear Energy Technology Concentration Elective
MEP422s Energy Storage Technology 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP443s Petroleum Pipelines 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP444s Economics of Energy Conversion 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP451s Nuclear Energy 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP452s Thermal Aspects of Nuclear Reactors 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP453s Nuclear Reactions and Interaction with Matter 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP454s Radioactive Waste Management  3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP455s Methods of Nuclear Risk Analysis 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP452s Material and Process Selection 3 5 125 3 0 1 4
MDP454s Corrosion 3 5 125 3 0 1 4
Total 170 320 8000 131 97 52 280

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
MEP221s Fluid Mechanics and Turbo-Machinery 4 7 175 3 2 1 6 ( PHM112s )
MDP211s Machine Elements Design 4 8 200 3 2 2 7 ( MDP112s )
MDP212s Mechanics of Machines 4 6 150 3 3 1 7 ( PHM131s )
MEP231s Measurement and Instrumentation 2 5 125 1 0 3 4
Asu Elective A Course 2 3 75 2 1 0 3
Total 18 33 825 14 9 7 30
Semester 6
MDP232s Industrial Project Management 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
ASU112s Report Writing & Communication skills 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
MEP212s Heat Transfer 4 8 200 2 2 3 7 ( MEP211s )
MDP251s Casting & Welding (1) 3 4 100 2 2 1 5 ( MDP152s )
MDP311s Mechanical Vibrations 4 7 175 3 2 1 6 ( PHM131s )
Mechanical Engineering Requirement Elective Course 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Total 18 31 775 13 10 5 28
Semester 7
MEP311s Combustion 3 6 150 2 2 1 5 ( MEP212s )
MEP313s Thermal Power Plants 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( MEP212s )
MEP321s Incompressible Flow Machines 3 6 150 2 2 1 5 ( MEP221s )
MEP341s Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 3 6 150 2 2 0 4 ( MEP212s ) AND ( MEP221s )
MCT211s Automatic Control 3 5 125 3 1 1 5 ( PHM112s )
Asu Elective B Course 2 2 50 2 0 0 2
Total 17 30 750 13 9 4 26
Semester 8
MEP312s Fundamentals of Internal Combustion Engines 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( MEP212s )
MEP314s Power Plant Technology 4 7 175 3 2 0 5 ( MEP313s )
MEP322s Compressible Flow Machines 3 6 150 2 2 1 5 ( MEP212 s) AND ( MEP221s )
MCT311s Hydraulics and Pneumatics Control 3 5 125 3 1 1 5 ( MEP221s OR MEP222s )
ASU113s Professional Ethics and Legislations 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
ASU114s Selected Topics in Contemporary Issues 2 2 50 2 0 0 2
Total 18 29 725 14 9 3 26
Semester 9
MEP411s Control Systems of Internal Combustion Engines 3 6 150 2 2 1 5 ( MEP312s )
MEP331s Digital Control 2 4 100 2 0 1 3 ( MCT211s )
MEP491s Mechanical Power Graduation Project (1) 3 7 175 1 2 4 7
ASU111s Human Rights 2 2 50 2 1 0 3
Mechanical Power Concentration Elective Course (1) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Mechanical Power Concentration Elective Course (2) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Total 16 29 725 11 9 6 26
Semester 10
MEP332s Process Control 3 7 175 2 2 1 5 ( MEP331s )
MEP492s Mechanical Power Graduation Project (2) 3 7 175 1 2 4 7 ( MEP491s )
Mechanical Power Concentration Elective Course (3) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Mechanical Power Concentration Elective Course (4) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Mechanical Power Concentration Elective Course (5) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Total 15 29 725 9 10 5 24