Bachelor of Science in
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Program Description

Mechanical Engineers design and manufacture everything from smaller devices such as microwaves to larger systems such as automobiles and spacecraft. Mechanical Engineering applies mathematics, physics, and the principles of material science to the analysis, design, manufacture, and maintenance of mechanical systems. For this, a broad range of skills is needed, including the ability to model the mechanics of solids and fluids, as well as the flow of heat and energy.

Since these skills are required for virtually everything that is made, mechanical engineering is arguably the broadest and most diverse of engineering disciplines. Graduates of Mechanical Engineering programs pursue careers in a wide range of sectors, including the defence, biomedical, manufacturing, mining, and automotive industries. Mechanical Engineers play a central role in the aerospace, automotive design, and manufacturing industries, as well as in biomedical technology.

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Program Details

In the first two years, students will focus on completing the university’s General Education Program (42 US credits / 84 ECTS), which introduces five thematic areas: communication, data and quantitative literature, scientific inquiry, arts and humanities, and social sciences. In the third and fourth years, students will focus on topics relevant to their major. 

Program length:

4 years / 8 semesters.

Credits needed to earn the degree:

135 US credits / 270 ECTS 

GPA needed to earn the degree:

2.0 or higher

Degree level:

MQF Level 6

Additional Degree Entry Requirements

Maltese System 

MATSEC Certificate in Mathematics 

British System

o A level A2 mathematics

o BBB at A Level

o GSCE: Science C. 

o At least one other Science/Technology subject (or equivalent qualification) from the following:  Electronics, Materials Science, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, IT, Further Mathematics, Mechanics, Dynamics or General Engineering.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Mechanical Engineering Program objectives and indicators are: 

Objective 1: Graduates become practicing engineers who contribute to, and succeed and advance within their companies, institutes or agencies.

Objective 2: Graduates succeed in graduate school in mechanical engineering or other fields that benefit from the skills and knowledge gained through their undergraduate education.

Objective 3: Graduates engage in life-long learning and acquire new knowledge and skills through practice and advanced education to adapt to the changing demands of the work environment throughout their careers.

Teaching & Assessment

Modules will be taught in traditional lecture and flipped classroom models. 

The flipped classroom model will be applied for approximately half of the program coursework.  Here, prior to attending class, students will view a set of recorded short lectures and take quizzes on that material.  Lecture material will incorporate materials for various learning styles and take advantage of visualization opportunities readily available in this mode.  

Students will then attend classes that are led by an on-site instructor who may clarify concerns on the material.  The emphasis, however, is to lead in-class exercises that will cater to different learners through student-led exercises (problems, design projects, instructing on software, discussions, etc).  Often these sessions will be in a collaborative learning environment in which students work in small groups.  In special cases, the instructor will provide supplementary lecture material.  Out of class reading and homework assignments will then be assigned, submitted and graded.  Students also have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one instruction through office hours. 

The remainder of the coursework will be taught in a standard classroom mode of lectures with outside of class exercises, homework and projects.  In this mode, lectures will be provided during class periods. Lectures will incorporate materials different learning styles and may include example and/or student or instructor-led problem solving.  Office hours and, for some courses, problem recitations will be held to reinforce learning.  

Engineering disciplines require strong mathematics skills.  Assessments (in-class examinations, homework and individual and team projects) will focus on those skills.  In general, grades will be assigned based on performance on those assessments. 

 

Career Opportunities

Mechanical Engineer at a biomedical firm.

Defense Contractor for any branch of the military.

Automotive Plant Technology Expert in the automobile industry.

4-Year Degree Plan Outline

SEMESTER I

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • ENG 101

    3
    English Composition 101
  • MAT 120

    4
    Calculus I
  • CHE 111

    4
    Introduction to General Chemistry (with lab)
  • HIS 101

    3
    History of the Mediterranean
  • ENR 102

    3
    Introduction to Engineering and Eng. Design

TOTAL:   17

SEMESTER II

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • ENG 102

    3
    English Composition 2
  • SOC 101

    3
    Introduction to Sociology
  • BIO 102

    4
    Unity of Life (with Lab)
  • MAT 130

    4
    Calculus II
  • PHY 111

    4
    Physics with Calculus I (with lab)

TOTAL:   18

SEMESTER I

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • MAT 105

    1
    Introduction to MATLAB 1
  • IEE 175

    3
    Computer Programming for Engineering Applications
  • CIE 214

    3
    Statics
  • MAT 220

    4
    Calculus III
  • PHY 240

    4
    Introductory Electricity and Magnetism (with Lab)
  • REL 101

    3
    Religious Worlds in Comparative Perspective

TOTAL:   18

SEMESTER II

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • MAT 205

    1
    Introduction to MATLAB II
  • MEE 250

    3
    Dynamics
  • CIE 210

    1
    Engineering Graphics
  • MEE 207

    3
    Elements of Electrical Engineering
  • COM 101

    3
    Introduction to Multicultural Communication
  • MEE 301

    3
    Engineering Analysis
  • MAT 250

    3
    Differential Equations

TOTAL:   17

SEMESTER I

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • ATH 101

    3
    Arts of the Mediterranean
  • MEE 230

    3
    Introduction to Thermodynamics
  • MEE 324 A

    4
    Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials and Lab
  • MEE 300

    3
    Instrumentation Laboratory
  • MEE 352

    3
    Dynamics of Machines
  • MEE 313

    1
    Mechanical Engineering Design Laboratory

TOTAL:   17

SEMESTER II

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • MEE 331

    3
    Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
  • MEE 302

    3
    Numerical Methods
  • MEE 324B

    3
    Engineering Component Design
  • MEE 331 R

    3
    Fundamental of Materials for Engineers
  • PHI 102

    3
    Applied Ethics

TOTAL:   15

SEMESTER I

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • MEE 400

    2
    Senior Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
  • MEE 432

    3
    Heat Transfer
  • PSY 101

    3
    Introduction to Psychology
  • MEE 460

    3
    Mechanical Vibrations
  • MEE 442

    3
    HVAC System Design
  • MEE 489A

    3
    Cross-Disciplinary Design I

TOTAL:   17

SEMESTER II

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • MEE 455

    3
    Control System Design
  • MEE 445

    3
    Renewable Energy Systems and Analysis
  • MEE 452

    3
    Planar Multibody Dynamics with Applications
  • MEE 462

    3
    Composite Materials
  • MEE 495S

    1
    Mechanical Engineering Senior Colloquium
  • MEE 498B

    3
    Cross-Disciplinary Design II

TOTAL:   16

Kamila Khaziakhmedova
Admissions Officer 

Maria Lia
Admissions Officer

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If you have any questions about the admissions process, make sure to contact our admissions team. 

Email: admissions@aum.edu.mt

Phone: +356 2169 6970

 

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