Mechanical Engineering - BS

Mechanical engineering (MEEN) at Texas A&M at Qatar challenges students and helps them to develop their full creative potential. Texas A&M at Qatar’s program consists of three main areas: thermal-fluid sciences, systems and controls, and mechanics and materials. The courses taken in these areas enable students to develop the technical tools and skills required for enhancing design development. The education is broad and supports students being able to choose a variety of employment or further study opportunities.

Texas A&M at Qatar received ABET accreditation in the fall of 2008. According to ABET, an engineering education accreditation organization, mechanical engineers apply principles of engineering, basic science and mathematics to model, analyze, design and realize physical systems, components or processes and work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems. Mechanical engineering is a diversified profession because all industries, including oil and gas industries, chemical industries, and built environment, need mechanical engineers for designing, maintaining, testing and managing operations. In addition to industry, mechanical engineers may work for governmental and consulting organizations, and mechanical engineers may continue their studies and earn graduate degrees in MEEN or other disciplines.

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The freshman year is identical for degrees in aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronic systems engineering technology, industrial distribution, industrial engineering, interdisciplinary engineering, manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, mechanical engineering, multidisciplinary engineering technology, nuclear engineering, ocean engineering, and petroleum engineering. The freshman year is slightly different for chemical engineering in that students take CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112. Biomedical Engineering also requires a two semester sequence of chemistry courses consisting of CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112.  Students pursuing degrees in biological and agricultural engineering should refer to the specific curriculum for this major. It is recognized that many students will change the sequence and number of courses taken in any semester. Deviations from the prescribed course sequence, however, should be made with care to ensure that prerequisites for all courses are met.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric 1 3
ENGR 111 Foundations of Engineering I 1 2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I 1,2 4
PHYS 218 Mechanics 1 4
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
CHEM 107 General Chemistry for Engineering Students 1,4 3
CHEM 117 General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory 1 1
ENGR 112 Foundations of Engineering II 1 2
MATH 152 Engineering Mathematics II 1 4
PHYS 208 Electricity and Optics 1 4
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
 Total Semester Credit Hours33
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
MATH 251
Engineering Mathematics III 1
or Engineering Mathematics III
MEEN 210 Geometric Modeling for Mechanical Design 2
MEEN 225 Engineering Mechanics 1 3
MEEN 222/MSEN 222 Materials Science 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3 6
 Semester Credit Hours17
CVEN 305 Mechanics of Materials 1 3
ECEN 215
Principles of Electrical Engineering 1
or Electrical Circuit Theory
MATH 308 Differential Equations 1 3
MEEN 260 Mechanical Measurements 1 3
MEEN 315 Principles of Thermodynamics 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
ENGL 210 Technical and Business Writing 3
MEEN 344 Fluid Mechanics 1 3
MEEN 345 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory 1 1
MEEN 357 Engineering Analysis for Mechanical Engineers 1 3
MEEN 360
MEEN 361
Materials and Manufacturing Selection in Design
and Materials and Manufacturing in Design Laboratory 1
MEEN 363 Dynamics and Vibrations 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
ISEN 302 Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects 2
MEEN 364 Dynamic Systems and Controls 1 3
MEEN 368 Solid Mechanics in Mechanical Design 1 3
MEEN 381 Seminar 1
MEEN 461 Heat Transfer 1 3
MEEN 464 Heat Transfer Laboratory 1
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
MEEN 401 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design 1 3
MEEN 404 Engineering Laboratory 3
STEM electives 5 6
Technical elective 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
ENGR 482/PHIL 482 Ethics and Engineering 3
MEEN 402 Intermediate Design 3
Technical elective 5 6
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours95

Total Program Hours 128