crop11
logo
cattitle3_sm

Main Page

Table of Contents


 

General Information

Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Research

Continuing Education & Training Programs

Appendix: Personnel & Enrollment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

trio guitar2 director
undergrad
 Engineering

 

Department of Engineering
School of Sciences and Engineering

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING

Professors: A. Bazaraa, E. Fahmy,M. Haroun (Chair), S. Khedr (CENG Unit Head)
Associate Professors: A. Ezz Eldin, A. Hassanein, A. Sherif
Assistant Professors: M. Abou Zeid, M. Taha

The construction industry is the largest industry in Egypt and much of the world. Construction engineering is a relatively new field that is designed to foster technological advances in the industry, to utilize modern design techniques, and to develop means to improve production, products, components and subsystems, and distribution and utilization of equipment. Construction engineering covers the basic civil engineering components such as structures, geotechnical, water resources, transportation, and environmental engineering. In addition, it covers, in details, methods for the modeling of construction projects, numerical simulations, the evaluation of various construction strategies, and construction quality control. It deals with organizational planning, financial and human resource management, productivity measurement, accounting, information systems, strategy and policy formation, contracting, and construction law.

Bachelor of Science

The objective of the construction engineering program is to prepare students to have a good command of the technical, economic and management aspects associated with the construction industry. Those individuals are equipped with a solid foundation in fundamentals, analysis, synthesis, design, construction management, and construction technology that allows them to undertake and/or to manage the various construction engineering tasks.

A student who intends to major in Construction Engineering must submit a Major declaration form upon completion of 60 credit hours.

Students should consult the course listings and their faculty advisor on a regular basis to ensure that prerequisites for engineering core, concentration and elective courses are met. A model course plan for the Major is provided in the Department of Engineering Office.

A total of 162 credits is required for the bachelor of science degree in construction engineering:

Core Curriculum (40 credits)
-
The science requirement of the core curriculum electives is met within the  Engineering core requirements.
-Students should take ORGN 307 for the social science requirement.

Engineering Core Requirements (53 credits)

CHEM

105

General Chemistry I, 3 cr.

 

115L

General Chemistry I Lab, 1 cr.

 

106

General Chemistry II, 3 cr.

PHYS

111

Classical Mechanics, Sound and Heat, 3 cr.

 

123L

General Physics I Lab, 1 cr.

 

112

Electricity and Magnetism, 3 cr.

 

124L

General Physics II Lab, 1 cr.

CSCI

104

Introduction to Computer Programming, 3 cr.

MATH

131

Calculus & Analytical Geometry I, no credit

 

132

Calculus & Analytical Geometry II, 3 cr.

 

231

Calculus & Analytical Geometry III, 3 cr.

 

233

Differential Equations, 3 cr.

ENGR

101

Introduction to Engineering, 1 cr.

 

115

Descriptive Geometry and Engineering Drawing, 2 cr.

 

116

Engineering Drawing, 1 cr.

 

212

Engineering Mechanics I (Statics), 3 cr.

 

214

Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamicss), 3 cr.

 

229

Strength and Testing of Materials, 4 cr.

 

261

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 3 cr.

 

312

Engineering Analysis and Computation, 3 cr.

 

 

318

General Electrical Engineering, 3 cr.

 

345

Engineering Economy, 3 cr.

 

 

Concentration Requirements (64 credits)

CENG

280

Construction Surveying, 3 cr.

 

302

Structural Analysis I, 3 cr.

 

303

Structural Analysis II, 3 cr.

 

304

Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, 3 cr.

 

311

Fundamentals of Hydraulic Engineering, 3 cr.

 

321

Introduction to Architectural Engineering, 3 cr.

 

323

Construction Materials and Quality Control, 3 cr.

 

324L

Construction Materials Lab, 1 cr.

 

325

Mechanical Engineering in Construction, 3 cr.

 

331

Geology for Engineers, 2 cr.

 

403

Design of Steel Structures, 3 cr.

 

411

Soil Mechanics, 4 cr.

 

423

Methods and Equipment for Construction I, 3 cr.

 

424

Methods and Equipment for Construction II, 2 cr.

 

431

Transportation Engineering, 3 cr.

 

441

Introduction to Construction Management and Cost Estimating, 3 cr.

 

442

Construction Project Specifications, Bids, and Contracts, 3 cr.

 

446

Techniques of Planning, Scheduling and Control, 3 cr.

 

448

Financial Management and Accounting in Construction, 3 cr.

 

461

Design and Construction of Foundations and Retaining Structures, 3 cr.

 

471

Environmental and Sanitary Engineering, 3 cr.

 

490

Senior Project I, 1 cr.

 

491

Senior Project II, 2 cr.

 

497

Industrial Training, 1 cr.

 

 

Electives (9 credits):
Three credits should be taken from the science department and a minimum of 6 credits from the following courses :
 

CENG

426

Steel and Concrete Bridges, 3 cr.

 

427

Prefabricated Water and Prestressed Concrete Structures, 3 cr.

 

428

Building Finishes, 3 cr.

 

432

Design of Irrigation Systems, 3 cr.

 

449

Systems Analysis for Construction Engineers, 3 cr.

 

452

Structured Systems and Advanced Design, 3 cr.

 

462

Applications in Geotechnical Engineering, 3 cr.

 

472

Design and Construction of Marine Sturcture, 3 cr.

 

480

Special Problems in Construction Engineering, 1-3 cr.

 

481

Development of Highway Facilities, 3 cr.

 

494

Selected Topics in Construction Engineering, 3 cr.

 

 

Common Engineering Courses (ENGR)
 

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

101

Introduction to Engineering

115

Descriptive Geometry and Engineering Drawing

116

Engineering Drawing

212

Engineering Mechanics I (Statics)

214

Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics)

229

Strength and Testing of Materials

261

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics

312

Engineering Analysis and Computation I

318

General Electrical Engineering

345

Engineering Economy

 


Construction Engineering Courses (CENG)
 

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

280

Construction Surveying

302

Structural Analysis I

303

Structural  Analysis II

304

Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

311

Fundamentals of Hydraulic Engineering

321

Introduction to Architectural Engineering

323

Construction Materials and  Quality Control

324L

Construction Materials Laboratory

325

Mechanical Engineering in Construction

331

Geology for Engineers

403

Design of Steel Structures

411

Soil Mechanics

423

Methods and Equipment for Construction I

424

Methods and Equipment for Construction II

426

Steel and Concrete Bridges

427

Prefabricated, Water and Prestressed Concrete Structures

428

Building Finishes

431

Transportation Engineering

432

Design of Irrigation Systems

441

Introduction to Construction Management and Cost Estimating

442

Construction Project Specifications, Bids, and Contracts

446

Techniques of Planning, Scheduling and Control

448

Financial Management and Accounting in Construction

449

Systems Analysis for Construction Engineering

452

Structural Systems and Advanced  Design

461

Design and Construction of Foundations and Retaining Structures

462

Applications in Geotechnical Engineering

471

Environmental and Sanitary Engineering

472

Design and Construction of Marine Structures

480

Special Problems in Construction Engineering

481

Development of Highway Facilities

490

Senior Project I

491

Senior Project II

494

Selected Topics in Construction Engineering

497

Industrial Training

 

 

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Department of Engineering
School of Sciences and Engineering

Professors: A. Abdel Hamid, S. Eid, M. Farag (Vice Provost), S. El-Haggar, Y. Hosny, N. El-Mahallawy, S. Megahed, M. Serag-Eldin (MENG Unit Head), M. Younan
Associate Professors: M. Mansour, E. Smith (ENGR Unit Head), N. Sobhy
Assistant Professors: A. El Butch, K. Hekman, H. Salem

Mechanical Engineering involves the application of scientific knowledge for the design and manufacturing of devices and systems that use or transfer mechanical and thermal energy. The mechanical engineer should strive both to serve the needs of society without unduly damaging the environment and to produce devices and systems that use energy and material resources efficiently.

Bachelor of Science

The objective of mechanical engineering program is to equip students to solve open

ended problems-including problem definition, generating alternative solutions and evaluating possible solutions using mathematical and computer models or physical prototypes- and to effectively present their results both orally and in writing.

Students have three study options within the major: materials and manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, and design. The materials and manufacturing engineering option focuses on optimum material selection for a given application and quality control of production processes and products. The industrial engineering option combines basic mechanical engineering knowledge with quantified management techniques, enabling the engineer to plan, control, design, and manage industrial operations. The design option integrates elements of the mechanical engineering program and utilizes modern computer methods to enable the engineer to execute the complete product design cycle from concept to hardware.

The program is designed to prepare students to be accredited as mechanical engineers by both ABET and the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities. AUC engineering graduates are highly in demand by both private as well as public sector firms. The areas of expertise that students are prepared for cover design of products, tools and installations; design and operation of manufacturing processes; facilities design; quality assurance and process control. A number of graduates go on to pursue graduate degrees at AUC, Egyptian and overseas universities.

A student who intends to major in Mechanical Engineering must submit a Major declaration form upon completion of 60 credit hours.

Students should consult the course listings and their faculty advisor on a regular basis to ensure that prerequisites for engineering core, concentration and elective courses are met. A model course plan for the Major is provided by the Department of Engineering Office.

A total of 162 credits is required for the bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering:

Core Curriculum (40 credits)

The science requirement of the core curriculum electives is met within the engineering core requirements.

Students should take ORGN 307 for social science requirement.

Engineering Core Requirements (53 credits)

CHEM

105

General Chemistry I, 3 cr.

 

115L

General Chemistry I Lab, 1 cr.

 

106

General Chemistry II, 3 cr.

PHYS

111

Classical Mechanics, Sound and Heat, 3 cr.

 

123L

General Physics I Lab, 1 cr.

 

112

Electricity and Magnetism, 3 cr.

 

124L

General Physics II Lab, 1 cr.

CSCI

104

Introduction to Computer Programming, 3 cr.

MATH

131

Calculus & Analytical Geometry I, no credit

 

132

Calculus & Analytical Geometry II, 3 cr.

 

231

Calculus & Analytical Geometry III, 3 cr.

 

233

Differential Equations, 3 cr.

ENGR

101

Introduction to Engineering, 1 cr.

 

115

Descriptive Geometry and Engineering Drawing, 2 cr.

 

116

Engineering Drawing, 1 cr.

 

212

Engineering Mechanics I (Statics), 3 cr.

 

214

Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamicss), 3 cr.

 

229

Strength and Testing of Materials, 4 cr.

 

261

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 3 cr.

 

312

Engineering Analysis and Computation, 3 cr.

 

 

318

General Electrical Engineering, 3 cr.

 

345

Engineering Economy, 3 cr.

 


Concentration Requirements (49 credits)

MENG

314

Engineering Analysis and Computation II, 3 cr.

 

327

Engineering Materials, 3 cr.

 

339

Fundamentals of Manufacturing Processes, 3 cr.

 

342

Quality and Process Control, 3 cr.

 

355

Mechanics of Materials, 3 cr.

 

356

Mechanical Design I, 3 cr.

 

362

Applied Fluid Mechanics, 3 cr.

 

364

Fundamentals of Thermodynamics, 3 cr.

 

365

Applied Thermodynamics, 3 cr.

 

371

Mechanical Systems, 4 cr.

 

428

Selection of Materials and Processes for Design, 3 cr.

 

457

Mechanical Design II, 3 cr.

 

467

Heat Transfer, 3 cr.

 

490

Senior Project I, 1 cr.

 

491

Senior Project II, 2 cr.

 

497

Industrial Training, 1 cr.

PHYS

215

Electronics I, 3 cr.

 

221L

Intermediate Physics Lab, 2 cr.

 

 

Engineering electives (21 credit hours)
Courses must be selected from at least two of the three available specializations of courses. A minimum of twelve credits must be taken from of one specialization as follows:

Design specialization: a minimum of nine credits from courses in group A of the Design specialization and the remaining three credits from courses in either group of the specialization.

Industrial specialization: a minimum of six credits from group A courses of the Industrial specialization and six credits from its group B courses.

Materials and Manufacturing specialization: a minimum of six credits from group A courses of the Material and Manufacturing specialization and six from its group B courses.

In addition, a minimum of six credits must be taken from another area of specialization and should be selected from group A of the 3 specializations or the common group B of Materials and Manufacturing and Industrial specializations.

Students opting for double specializations will take a minimum of twenty four credits, equally divided between the two areas such that the minimum requirements of each area of specialization are satisfied.

Design Specialization

Group A:

MENG

453

Finite Element Method and Application in Design

MENG

455

Design of Engineering Systems

MENG

458

Integrated Design

MENG

475

Mechanical Vibrations

MENG

476

Automatic Control Systems

 


Group B:

MENG

351

Computer Aided Geometric and Solid Modeling

MENG

454

Finite Element Method in Dynamic Analysis and Design

MENG

477

Robotics: Design, Analysis and Control

MENG

494

Selected Topics in Design

 

 

Industrial Specialization

Group A:

MENG

341

Engineering Operations Research I

MENG

445

Production and Inventory Control

MENG

448

Facilities Planning

 


Group B:

MENG

439

Advanced Manufacturing Processes

MENG

442

Total Quality Management

MENG

446

Management of Engineering Projects

MENG

447

Manufacturing Systems Automation

 


Group C:

MENG

344

Work Analysis and Design

MENG

441

Engineering Operations Research Ii

MENG

443

Systems Simulation

 


Materials and Manufacturing Specialization

Group A:

MENG

425

Polymers and Composites

MENG

426

Metals, Alloys and Composites

MENG

427

Failure of Mechanical Components

 


Group B:

MENG

439

Advanced Manufacturing Processes

MENG

442

Total Quality Management

MENG

446

Management of Engineering Projects

MENG

447

Manufacturing Systems Automation

 


Group C:

MENG

422

Materials and Manufacturing of Electronic Components

MENG

429

Design of Materials

MENG

433

Welding and Casting

MENG

434

Metal Forming: Design, Material and Processes

MENG

435

Material Removal: Design, Materials and Processes

 


Electives (3-13 credits)

Common Engineering Courses


Mechanical Engineering Courses (MENG)
 

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

314

Engineering Analysis and Computation II

327

Engineering Materials

339

Fundamentals of Manufacturing Processes

341

Engineering Operations Research I

342

Quality and Process Control

344

Work Analysis and Design

351

Computer-Aided Geometric and Solid Modeling

355

Mechanics of Materials

356

Mechanical Design I

362

Applied Fluid Mechanics

364

Fundamentals of Thermodynamics

365

Applied Thermodynamics

371

Mechanical Systems

422

Materials and Manufacturing of Electronic Components

425

Polymers and Composites

426

Metals, Alloys and Composites

427

Failure of Mechanical Components

428

Selection of Materials and Processes for Design

429

Design of Materials

433

Welding and Casting : Design, materials and inspection

434

Metal Forming: Design, Materials and Processes

435

Materials Removal: Design, Materials and Processes

439

Advanced Manufacturing Processes

441

Engineering Operations Research II

442

Total Quality Management

443

Systems Simulation

445

Production and Inventory Control

446

Management of Engineering Projects

447

Manufacturing System Automation

448

Facilities Planning

453

Finite Element Method and Applications in Design

454

Finite Element Method in Dynamic Analysis and Design

455

Design of Engineering Systems

457

Mechanical Design II

458

Integrated Design

467

Heat Transfer

475

Applied Vibration Measurements, Analysis, and Control

476

Automatic Control Systems

477

Robotics: Design, Analysis and Control

480

Special Problems in Engineering

490

Senior Project I 

491

Senior Project II

492

Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering

494

Selected Topics in Design

497

Industrial Training

 

 

Copyright 2000-2001, The American University in Cairo

[Home]
[Accounting]
[African Studies]
[American Studies]
[Anthropology]
[Applied Probability & Statistics]
[Arabic Language Courses]
[Arabic Language & Literature]
[Arabic Studies]
[Archeological Chemistry]
[Art]
[Biology]
[Business Administration]
[Chemistry]
[Classical/Medieval Islamic History]
[Comparative Literature]
[Computer Science]
[Construction Engineering]
[Development Studies]
[Economics]
[Egyptology]
[Electronics]
[Engineering]
[English & Comparative Literature]
[Environmental Science]
[European World History]
[Film]
[Gender Studies]
[History]
[International Relations]
[Islamic Art & Architecture]
[Islamic Studies]
[Journalism & Mass Communication]
[Linguistics]
[Management]
[Mathematics]
[Mechanical Engineering]
[Middle Eastern History]
[Middle East Politics]
[Middle East Studies]
[Modern History]
[Modern Middle Eastern History]
[Music]
[Philosophy]
[Physics]
[Political Science]
[Psychology]
[Science]
[Sociology]
[Theatre]
[United States History]