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Computer Aided Mechanical Engg

The demands of the future, met today

Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering (CAME) stresses the relevance of multi-disciplinary concepts needed to analyse and solve engineering problems covering mechanical, electronic, computer and control systems.

Programme

CAME is the application of computer technology to the design, manufacture, analysis and control of engineering systems and sub systems and components. It also includes installation, operations, control and maintenance of industrial machinery. On this programme, you will develop integrated skills related to information technology, personal development planning, computer aided design and manufacture (CAD/CAM) and mechatronics.

Placement

The programme is reinforced with structured industrial visits and placement opportunities. Whilst working during the placement, you will undertake a number of assignments designed to relate your academic studies to the context of industry. The college is supported by a large number of companies in the oil and gas industry and in manufacturing and power industries to allow for an insightful placement experience.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities exist in a wide variety of industries in many organizations such as PDO, Electronic, Refineries, Oil and Gas industries, Manufacturing and building services, Power industries. Graduates are employed as Project Engineers, Production Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Technician, Draughtsman, Development Engineers, Design and Sales Engineers.

Awards

Students who successfully complete this programme will be eligible for an internationally recognised Honours Degree awarded by Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK. Two exit options are available as given below:

  • Level 2: Award of University Diploma
  • On successful completion of Level 4: Award of BEng Honours Degree

The Diploma awarded after Level 2 is equivalent to Diploma (Oman) and BEng Honours Degree awarded after Level 4 is equivalent to Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Oman), conforming to the Oman Qualifications Framework.

Module

Credits Level 1 – Total of 140 Credits
20 Technical Communication This module is aimed at providing students with skills needed to critically analyse, assess and present a technical or a non-technical situation both at group discussions and in writing. The focus is on strengthening students’ ability in technical writing and expressing/ describing the case or situation effectively. Students will learn taking responsibilities and roles in researching and distributing roles to fellow students in the group. This will further enhance their skills in leadership and delegation, time management and providing constructive feedback as well as work effectively in teams. Students will analyse case studies, use practical scientific methods in solving problems and recommend improvements, They learn to research, process, utilise, analyse and present information providing source. They contribute to discussions, exchange information, conduct and participate in meetings, present and discuss proposals. They will work on enhancing and developing proficiency in meeting the communication related requirements of the industry as well as of academic world. They will be able to demonstrate effective communication using oral, written and electronic methods and give effective presentations.
20 Mechanical Principles The aim of this module is to provide the students the basic knowledge of Mechanical engineering Science and Principles and apply them to the design and analysis of engineering components.
10 Engineering Graphics This module brings in fundamental knowledge, principles and understanding of engineering drawing and practicing skills required for engineers. Students will understand various projection systems and produce free hand 2D drawings conforming to international standards and current industrial practices.
10 Engineering Computing This module aims to master basic procedural programming constructs. Students will learn to write and debug small programs using a full range of procedural techniques. Students will learn the design principles that are relevant to style of “programming in the small”.
10 Engineering Materials This module provides the student with the fundamental principles underlying the mechanical and electrical properties of materials.
20 Electro-Mechanical Workshop This module aims to expose the students to know about:
Safety and importance of PPEs
Method of using fundamental workshop tools and to get professional hands on experience, which is used in day to day activity. Further, students will get an understanding of professional engineer at work in terms of time management and workshop skills.
This module develops a strong foundation for the students to entering into the engineering stream.
20 Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering The aim of this module is to develop in the student an understanding of the fundamentals of electrical parameters and apply these fundamentals in the analysis of circuit theory to solve engineering problems required for initial design activities. It provides the student with the basic knowledge of ac and dc circuit analysis and to study capacitors, inductors and magnetic circuits and their applications.
20 Technical Mathematics -1 The module provides grounding in a range of mathematical topics including partial fractions, expansion of binomial, inequalities, vectors, trigonometry, matrices, differential and integral calculus. Applications of the mathematics are considered whenever appropriate.
10 Energy and Environmental Science The aim of this module is to make the student understand the conventional and non-conventional energy sources, energy management, impact of various physical and chemical processes to control and minimize the pollution like air, water, solid, noise and radiation pollution caused by various activities of industries.
English for Engineers - I
Credits Level 2– Total of 140 Credits
20 Manufacturing Processes The aim of this module is:
To develop knowledge and understanding on various machine tools for manufacturing and various manufacturing processes such as machining, casting and welding. Conceptual understanding on the principles of engineering metrology; an insight into modern machining processes; .
20 Mechatronics The aim of this module is to provide the student with a foundation in the principles of discrete and continuous control systems. First an understanding of control systems will be developed, followed by a study of the performance characteristics of control systems.
20 Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation: The primary focus of this module is to bring forth entrepreneurial leaders in Oman who will eventually contribute to the country’s economy. The mission is to create a culture of entrepreneurship focused on developing creative and innovative activities, growth of new business venture and Self-employment. The course is so designed to meet the challenges of the growing economic needs of Oman and provide a platform for engineering students to showcase their entrepreneurial and managerial skills learned / developed during the course. The module addresses Oman’s Vision 2020 and aims at providing opportunities for students to develop entrepreneurial mind sets and skills as well as relevant soft skills. This will be carried out by designing a comprehensive curriculum focusing on entrepreneurship in Oman, planning a business venture, strategic planning, environment analysis, marketing strategies, funding options and risk analysis. Students will develop pertinent skills such as team work, self-confidence, motivation, leadership, creative problem solving, critical thinking, information gathering, research, communication, budgeting, report writing and presentation skills that are so much valuable to business and society and also demanded by employers in the job market. The module will enhance the interpersonal skills of students and bring about a ‘wholesome’ development in their personal and career life.
10 Material Testing Lab The aim of this module is to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the behavior of engineering material under different types of mechanical loading conditions and appreciate its usefulness during product design stage.
20 Technical Mathematics -2 This module aims to build on the work of Level 1 and extend those aspects of Mathematics required in this and later stages of the degree programme. The module also provides grounding in those aspects of Calculus required in this and later stages of the degree programme.
20 Mechanics of Solids The aim of this module is to develop an understanding of:
  • Simple stresses, strains and deformation in components due to external loads.
  • Stress and strain analysis in two dimensions
  • Application of different methods for evaluating displacements of a member under given loading
  • Development of stresses in cylinders under pressure
Free and forced vibrations for one-degree of freedom systems with without damping.
20 Elective 1 (Non-Technical) Islamic Ethics and Culture
This module provides a student with good understanding of Islamic ethics and culture and lays foundation to the origin of Islam and Islamic life.
Oman History and Evolution
This module provides a student with good understanding of Omani history and civilization, people of Oman their culture and heritage.
10 Workshop Practice The aim of this module is to provide students with knowledge and hands-on experience of the various metal cutting operations/machines, welding machines and appreciate its usefulness for a real industrial environment.
English for Engineers -II
Industry Orientation Prog
Exit with Diploma
Credits Level 3 – Total of 140 Credits
20 Employability Skills Development: This module focuses on the following key areas:
The module aims to develop students’ skill to enter, stay in and progress in their workplace through mastering job search and career enhancement skills. This module aims to enhance students self-marketing and self-presentation skills through their resume, elevator speech or personal commercial, individual and group presentation, and job interviews through simulation and role plays. Students will be revisiting technical report writing sharing their industrial or engineering learning experience. Through preparation of career pathway plan and/or evaluation of current organisation students will be engaged in professional goal setting, research and reflective practice in their career planning process. This module will introduce students to performance appraisal process through identification and evaluation of own strengths and learning needs as practiced in industries. Through this module students develop an understanding of professionalism and professional ethics and practices which will be tackled through debates and group discussions and will encourage high standards of critical thinking and reflection.
20 Thermo Fluids The module will cover the fundamental principles of thermo-fluid mechanics (Thermodynamics & fluid mechanics) for a range of practical engineering problems. The theoretical limitations posed by the second law of thermodynamics are emphasized.
20 Advanced Mathematics The aim of the module is to impart the student with the knowledge of applications of mathematics to engineering.
10 Fluid Mechanics Lab The aim of this module is to provide students with a foundation in the knowledge of fluid flow through piping systems, different flow measurement systems for closed and open channels.
20 Control Systems The aim of this module is the provision of a detailed foundation in classical control systems from little background. The use of mathematical techniques is kept to a minimum whilst aiming at an understanding of control systems that extends beyond merely qualitative ideas.
20 Mechanical Engineering Design To learn concepts of the design process and its application to the design of system components, sub-assemblies and assemblies. In specific, to design machine elements such as shafts, gears, bearings, clutches, belt drives, brakes and springs. Design of bolt and weld connection systems confirming to BS. Application of learned concepts to design and develop a simple prototype.
10 Computer Aided Design 1 The aim of this module is to develop further the student's knowledge and ability to apply CAD techniques to the design of engineering components.
10 Applied Thermodynamics The course has the intention to make the student familiar with basic concepts used in thermal science, including energy transfer systems, evaluation of performances, conservation of energy.
10 Instrumentation and Control Lab The aim of the course is to provide practical knowledge of sensor and actuators which are useful for the modern industries and also to provide knowledge of virtual instrumentation.
Credits Level 4 – Total of 140 Credits
20 Computer Aided Design 2 The aim of this module is to provide an application of computer aided design to realistic solution of Engineering problems. Solution to the above involves the use of solid modeling mechanism and analysis tools. Areas covered include mechanism/linkage analysis, Sensitivity and optimization techniques/studies for a range of engineering systems and introduction to computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
20 Elective 2 (Technical)

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
The aim of this module is to extend the knowledge and understanding gained in lower levels on thermodynamics and heat transfer into refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Students will learn various refrigeration cycles and its performance evaluation techniques. Also they will learn Air Conditioning systems and Classification, cooling, heating humidification and dehumidification.

Operation Research
The aim of the course is to introduce students to use quantitive methods and techniques for effective decisions–making; model formulation and applications that are used in solving engineering decision problems.

Automation and Robotics
The aim of the course is to provide comprehensive knowledge of automation techniques which are useful for the modern industries and also to provide knowledge of robotics in the design, analysis and control.

Virtual Instrumentation
The aim of the course is to provide comprehensive in software based Instrumentation which are useful for the Mechatronics system design also to provide knowledge of LabVIEW programming.

Engineering Economics and Cost Analysis
The aim of the course is to provide comprehensive knowledge of basics of economics and cost analysis related to engineering so as to take economically sound decisions.

10 Industrial Internship The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of various functions within an industry through orientation programme; to get exposure to various engineering activities including production, production methods, quality and maintenance etc., to gain experience working with professional engineers and knowledge in solving industrial related problems. The module will focus on students gaining hands-on-experience during industrial training.
10 Research Methodology This module provides the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out effective research work that forms basis underpinning Level 4 Project.
10 Machine Condition Monitoring The aim of this half module is to develop in the student the ability to evaluate, in a given situation the most appropriate condition monitoring strategy to assess the condition of electrical and mechanical machinery.
20 Engineering Analysis The aim of this module is to develop an understanding of:
  • The assessment of mechanical integrity within component design;
  • The problems of mechanical vibrations;
  • Design of components from fracture mechanics point of view;
  • Applying the concepts of plastic analysis for design and analysis of engineering components.
20 Industrial Studies The aim of this module is to understand the design, planning, operation and control of operating systems and appropriate measures of economic performance; to develop an understanding of maintenance and reliability.
20 Technical Project (Engineering) This module develops and integrates the technical and project management skills gained from other units. The work carried out in MHH120950 Research Methodology may form the basis of this individual project. The project consists of elements of design, analysis, specification, implementation, validation (testing) and communication.
10 CAD/CAM Lab The aim of this module is to provide a set of competencies, which enable the student to utilize application-specific, industry standard CAD and CAM packages.
Exit with Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in CAME







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