BEng (Hons) Mechatronics

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This programme addresses different elements of mechatronics systems such as the principles of core mechanical engineering, signal conditioning, sensors, actuators, microcontrollers and programmable logic controllers. The programme has been designed to give graduates the integrated technological skills needed to meet the needs of inter-connected industries.

Programme

Mechatronics has become an established engineering discipline designed to give you a broad engineering education, integrating classical engineering disciplines such as mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, computing and control engineering. It also involves the design, production and maintenance of high technology consumer and industrial products as diverse as robotics, automotive anti-lock braking systems and modern manufacturing processes. It provides you with multi-disciplinary skills to enable you to respond to the future needs of industry in a world of rapidly developing technology.

Placement

Placement opportunities are provided to support the objectives of the programme, giving you the chance to relate the theory to a practical context. Through this programme, you will have the chance to work in oil and gas industries, for example, or as mechatronics instrumentation engineers in local companies.

Career Opportunities

There is a great demand for qualified mechatronics engineers in sophisticated and modern industries including oil and gas, petroleum and automobile industries. Employment opportunities exist is a wide variety of public and private industries where machinery is controlled by electronics and software. Typical employment opportunities exist in design, development, research, manufacture and maintenance, and automation and operational performance of electro-mechanical systems.

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
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”.
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 Materials This module provides the student with the fundamental principles underlying the mechanical and electrical properties of materials.
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.
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.
20 Circuit Theory and Analysis 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.
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.
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 Computer Aided Engineering The aim of this module is to provide a set of competencies which enable the student to utilize a variety of application-specific, industry standard CAD and CAM packages.
20 Electronic Engineering This module introduces the fundamental concepts of Analogue &Digital electronic devices and circuits. Design and analysis of electronic circuits is extensively covered in this module. The students are also taught to use the industry standard circuit analysis software such as PSpice from Orcad.
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.
10 Fluid Mechanics The aim of this module is to provide students with a foundation in the knowledge of fluid statics and fluid dynamics, fluid flow through piping systems, different flow measurement systems for closed and open channels.
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 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.
10 Component Design The aim of this module is to develop further the student's ability to synthesise and analyse engineering systems through component design.
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.
  English for Engineers -II
Industry Orientation Prog
Exit with Diploma
   
Credits Level 3 – Total of 140 Credits
20 Entrepreneurial Skills Development 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 & 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 mindsets 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 have exposure to theoretical knowledge and be given the opportunity to meet successful entrepreneurs in Oman. 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. They will work on a group project and defend their work through presentations. The module will enhance the interpersonal skills of students and bring about a ‘wholesome’ development in their personal and career life.
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 Advanced Mathematics The aim of the module is to impart the student with the knowledge of applications of mathematics to engineering.
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.
20 Microcontroller and Applications This course aims to develop the student's hardware, software and interface knowledge and skills to perform the necessary analysis, design and implementation activities to build a microcontroller based embedded system capable of performing its intended task within known cost and performance constraints. On completion, the student will have an expanded grasp of microcontroller architecture and peripheral interfaces in the context of program development and system performance for the embedded environment. The student will also gain additional skills and knowledge to design, implement and debug system solutions using a high-level language and an appropriate integrated development environment. Tutorials will be used to reinforce the module material discussed during lecture sessions. Tutorials also serve as a platform of technical discussions to clarify any queries that arise from directed studies.
20 Power Electronics This module examines power electronic devices, circuits, systems and application. An understanding of the operation and characteristics of the system components will be developed. This will be followed by a study of the performance of a range of power electronic converters and their application. Circuit design and analysis techniques will be developed and ECAD will be employed as appropriate
10 Microcontroller Lab This course develops the student's knowledge and understanding of typical microcontroller systems, building on CPU architecture and fundamentals of high-level language programming by using appropriate development tools for programming. On completion, the student will have an expanded grasp of microcontroller architecture, instruction set architecture, and peripheral interfaces in the context of program development and system performance for the embedded environment. The student will also gain additional skills and knowledge to design, implement and debug system solutions using a high-level language and an appropriate integrated development environment.
10 Mechatronics Case Studies Design, simulate, build and test a Mechatronic system to meet a given customer specification.
This case study comprises important elements of a modern industrial design and development process such as the combination of individual and team work skills. Each element of the case study will have specific deadlines which must be adhered to, thus representing a realistic industrial design situation.
10 Quality Assurance The aim of this module is to develop the understanding of the strategies, policies and competencies necessary to design, evaluate and improve quality management systems.
Credits Level 4 – Total of 140 Credits
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 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.
20 Digital Signal Processing This module examines the nature of digital signals and the relationship between the S-plane and the Z-plane; the design and implementation of digital filters; the analysis of processor architectures for the efficient implementation of digital signal processing algorithms; concepts and techniques used in the transmission and coding of digital information.
20 Electronic Design The aim of this module is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required to design, construct and test analogue and digital electronic circuits.
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 Control Engineering The aim of this module is to provide the student with a foundation in advanced control system design and digital signal processing.
20 Technical Elective

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.

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.

Reliability and Maintainability Engineering
This module aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice for Reliability Availability and Maintainability.

Process Control and Instrumentation Engineering
This module explains different types of process control loops, its functions, operational models and serves to gain knowledge on measurement and instrumentation sensors. It also covers the techniques of communicating the measured results throughout a process plant. 

20 Technical Project (Engineering) The aim of the course is to make the students familiar with the concepts of Automation and understand the components /parts that facilitate the automation in assemblies and machines.
10 Automation Lab The aim of the course is to make the students familiar with the concepts of Automation and understand the components /parts that facilitate the automation in assemblies and machines.
Exit with Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics







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