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 electrical engineering, mechanical 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. 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
ENGR 102 Engineering Lab I - Computation 1 2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I 1,2 4
CHEM 107
CHEM 117
General Chemistry for Engineering Students
and General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory 1,4
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
MATH 152 Engineering Mathematics II 1,2 4
PHYS 206 Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science 1 3
ENGR 216/PHYS 216
Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab II: Mechanics 1
or Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab II - Mechanics
University Core Curriculum 3 6
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours31
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGR 217/PHYS 217
Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab III - Electricity and Magnetism 1
or Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab III - Electricity and Magnetism
MATH 251
Engineering Mathematics III 1
or Engineering Mathematics III
MEEN 210 Geometric Modeling for Mechanical Design 1 2
MEEN 225 Engineering Mechanics 1 3
MEEN 222/MSEN 222 Materials Science 1 3
PHYS 207 Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
ECEN 215
Principles of Electrical Engineering 1
or Electrical Circuit Theory
ENGL 210 Technical and Business Writing 3
ISEN 302 Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects 2
MATH 308 Differential Equations 1 3
MEEN 315 Principles of Thermodynamics 1 3
MEEN 368 Solid Mechanics in Mechanical Design 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
High Impact Experience 5 0
High Impact Experience for Mechanical Engineers 6  
 Semester Credit Hours0
Third Year
MEEN 260 Mechanical Measurements 1 3
MEEN 344 Fluid Mechanics 1 3
MEEN 357 Engineering Analysis for Mechanical Engineers 1 3
MEEN 363 Dynamics and Vibrations 1 3
MEEN 381 Seminar 1
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
MEEN 345 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory 1 1
MEEN 360 Materials and Manufacturing Selection in Design 1 3
MEEN 361 Materials and Manufacturing in Design Laboratory 1 1
MEEN 364 Dynamic Systems and Controls 1 3
MEEN 441 Design of Mechanical Components and Systems 1 3
MEEN 461 Heat Transfer 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Fourth Year
MEEN 401 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design 1 3
MEEN 404 Engineering Laboratory 3
MEEN 464 Heat Transfer Laboratory 1 1
University Core Curriculum 3 3
Mechanical and Manufacturing System Elective 6 3
Thermofluids System Elective 6 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
ENGR 482/PHIL 482 Ethics and Engineering 3
MEEN 402 Intermediate Design 3
General Elective 6,7 3
Technical Elective 6 6
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours97

Total Program Hours 128