Engineering

Facilities

Undergraduate facilities

We have large amounts of space dedicated to providing a hands-on educational experience for our undergraduate students. One of the biggest differences between Mechanical Engineering Program and that at many other Universities, is the amount of space we dedicate to undergraduate education. At Mechanical Engineering - Department Faculty of Engineering University of Khartoum, undergraduate education comes first. We have much more space dedicated to undergraduate instruction than we do to research; and prospective undergraduates who visit Mechanical Engineering will be shown undergraduate laboratories – not graduate research labs they will never be able to use.

Similarly, our departmental computer lab is designed to support our undergraduate instruction; and it provides a friendly meeting place for undergraduates working on team projects.

Graduate facilities

We are rapidly expanding our graduate research facilities. We have two newly constructed research laboratories. Our Metallurgy research laboratory was created in 2014 by renovation of the Mechanical Engineering Department Library. It houses graduate students working material interactions and Metallurgy. The resources in this laboratory include microscopes, sensitive balances, etc.

Our second research laboratory was created by renovation of continuous training centre 2017. This laboratory houses research in materials and fracture mechanics. Resources in this lab include laser particle a materials testing suite.

Our graduate students are also involved in research at the Energy Centre and at the Solar Energy Centre.

First Year

FIRST SEMESTER

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Code

Course Name

Credit

Lect.

Tut.

Prac.

Contact

Code

Course Name

Credit

Lect.

Tut.

Prac.

Contact

EGS11101

Calculus I

3

3

1

0

4

EGS 12101

Calculus II

3

3

1

0

4

EGS11102

Linear Algebra

3

3

1

0

4

EGS 12102

Dynamics and Vibration

3

3

1

0

4

EGS11203

Physics I

4

3

1

2

6

EGS12203

Physics II

3

3

1

2

6

EGS11304

Chemistry I

4

3

1

2

6

EGS12304

Chemistry II

3

3

1

2

6

EGS11405

Computing Fundamentals

3

2

0

2

4

EGS12405

Computer Programming

3

2

0

2

4

HUM11106

Arabic Language I

2

2

0

0

2

HUM12206

English Language I

2

2

0

0

2

HUM11407

Sudanese Studies

2

2

0

0

2

 

HUM12307

Islamic Studies I

2

2

0

0

2

 

 

21

16

4

6

28

 

 

 

21

16

4

6

28


 

Second Year

FIRST SEMESTER

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Code

Course Name

Credit

Lect.

Tut.

Prac.

Contact

Code

Course Name

Credit

Lect.

Tut.

Prac.

Contact

EGS21101

Vector Analysis

3

3

1

0

4

 

EGS22101

Integral & Special Functions

3

3

1

0

4

EGS21102

Differential Equations

3

3

1

0

4

EGS22601

Strength of Materials

3

3

1

0

4

EGS21601

Engineering Drawing

3

1

0

4

5

MEE22602

Mechanical Engineering Drawing

3

1

0

4

5

EGS21602

Basics of Electrical Engineering

3

2

1

2

5

MEE22101

Mechanics of Machines

3

3

1

0

4

EGS21603

Engineering Materials Science

3

2

0

2

4

MEE22102

Introduction to Mechatronics

3

2

0

2

4

MEE21007

Presentation of Tech. Inform.

2

2

0

0

2

MEE 22408

Thermodynamics 1

3

3

1

**

4

MEE21208

Workshop Technology

3

2

0

2

4

 

HUM22303

Islamic Studies 2

2

2

0

0

2

HUM21108

Arabic Language 2

2

2

0

0

2

 

HUM22202

English Language 2

2

2

0

0

2

 

 

22

17

3

10

30

 

 

 

22

19

4

6

29


 

Third Year

FIRST SEMESTER

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Code

Course Name

Credit

Lect.

Tut.

Prac.

Contact

Code

Course Name

Credit

Lect.

Tut.

Prac.

Contact

EGS31101

Numerical Techniques

3

2

0

2

4

 

EGS32101

Complex Variables

3

3

1

0

4

MEE31402

Thermodynamics 2

3

3

1

**

4

EGS32102

Engineering Statistics

3

3

1

0

4

MEE31103

Dynamics and Control

3

3

1

**

4

MEE32402

Finite Element

3

3

1

**

4

MEE31304

Fluids Mechanics 1

3

3

1

**

4

MEE32303

Fluids Mechanics 2

3

3

1

**

4

MEE31105

Measurements & Instrumentation

2

1

1

2

4

MEE32404

Mechanical Engineering Design I

3

3

1

0

4

MEE31206

Manufacturing Processes I

3

3

1

**

4

MEE 32005

Mechanical Eng. Lab I

2

0

0

6

6

MEE31206

Mechanics of Materials

3

3

1

**

4

MEE32407

Heat Transfer

3

3

1

**

4

 

 

20

18

6

4

28

 

 

 

20

18

6

6

30


 

Fourth Year

FIRST SEMESTER

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Code

Course Name

Credit

Lect.

Tut.

Prac.

Contact

Code

Course Name

Credit

Lect.

Tut.

Prac.

Contact

MEE41201

Mechanical Engineering Design II

3

3

1

0

4

 

MEE42101

Mechanical Vibrations

3

3

1

0

4

MEE41302

Fluid Machines

3

3

1

**

4

MEE42403

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

3

3

1

**

4

MEE41103

Engineering Control System

3

3

1

**

4

MEE42004

Mechanical Eng. Lab II

2

0

0

6

6

MEE41005

Engineering Economics

3

3

1

0

4

MEE42011

Renewable Energy

3

3

1

0

4

MEE41006

Tribology

3

3

1

0

4

EGS52601

Engineering Ethics

2

2

0

0

2

MEE41207

Engineering Management I

2

2

1

0

3

MEE42*12

Elective (1)

3

3

1

0

4

MEE41302

Manufacturing Processes II

3

2

1

2

5

MEE42*12

Elective (2)

3

3

1

0

4

 

 

20

19

7

2

28

 

 

 

19

17

5

6

28

 

 

Fifth Year

FIRST SEMESTER

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Code

Course Name

Credit

Lect.

Tut.

Prac.

Contact

Code

Course Name

Credit

Lect.

Tut.

Prac.

Contact

MEE51001

Final Year Project

3

0

0

3

3

 

MEE52001

Final Year Project

3

0

0

3

3

 

Power Plant I

3

3

1

0

4

 

Power Plant II

3

3

1

0

4

MEE51003

Industrial Management

2

2

0

0

2

 

Project Management

2

2

1

0

3

EGS51601

Mechanical Engineering Lab III

2

0

0

4

4

MEE52002

Health, Safety and Environment

2

2

0

0

2

MEE51*13

Elective (3)

3

3

1

0

4

MEE52*15

Elective (5)

3

3

1

0

4

MEE51*14

Elective (4)

3

3

1

0

4

 

MEE52*15

Elective (6)

3

3

1

0

4

 

 

16

11

3

7

21

 

 

 

16

13

4

3

20

 

 


Total number of Credit hours

193

Total number of Contact hours/Week

265

 

 

  • Elective Subjects Table ­

4.4.1 Electives of Automation & Mechatronics Section

Code

Course

MEE42111

Mechatronics I

MEE42112

Introduction to Robotics

MEE51113

Sensors & Actuators

MEE51114

Vehicle Dynamics

MEE52115

Automotive Drive-train Engineering

MEE52116

Analog and Digital Electronics for Mechatronics

 

 

4.4.2 Electives of Design & Manufacturing Section

Code

Course

MEE42211

Composite Materials

MEE42212

Tribology

MEE51213

Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing

MEE52214

Manufacturing Processes II

MEE51215

Mechanical Engineering Design III

MEE52216

Manufacturing Processes III

 

 

4.4.3 Electives of Fluids Section

Code

Course

MEE42311

Gas Dynamics

MEE42312

Wind Energy

MEE51313

CFD

MEE51314

Liquid and Pneumatic Transmission of Power

MEE52315

Pipeline Hydraulics

MEE52316

Hydro-Power Plants

 

 

4.4.4 Electives of Thermal Energy Systems Section

Code

Course

MEE42411

Solar Energy Conversion

MEE42412

Design & Calibration of Heat Exchangers

MEE51413

Internal Combustion Engines

MEE51415

Design of AC Systems

MEE52416

Energy Management and Audit

MEE52417

Chilled Water Systems

 

4.4.5 Electives of Aeronautical Engineering Section

Code

Course

MEE42511

Aerodynamics

MEE42512

Propulsion Systems

MEE51513

Acoustics


 

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Dr. Salah Ahmed Abdalla Head

Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan

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Professor Kamal Nasreldin Abdalla

Energy Engineering M Sc Program Coordinator

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Dr. Mohammed Osman Ali Hamid

Renewable Energies M Sc Program Coordinator

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Welcome from the Department Head

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering University of Khartoum.  I am Dr. Salah Ahmed Abdalla, Head of the Department.

Mechanical Engineering Department – Faculty of Engineering, University of Khartoum, is one of the leading mechanical engineering departments in Africa and the Arabic region, with modern facilities and highly qualified lecturers providing education and training in accordance with international standards. Our department offers a B Sc (Honours), M Sc, and Ph. D degrees in Mechanical Engineering.  We have more than 16 highly qualified faculty members, a curriculum with both depth and breadth, state-of-the-art teaching, and research laboratory as well as computer facilities. We currently have more than 600 undergraduate and graduate students.

The five-year undergraduate mechanical engineering program is designed to prepare students to immediately join the engineering work force or go on to graduate studies.  We have a newly designed undergraduate curriculum that addresses fundamentals of problem solving and design as well as offers flexibility in choosing specialization courses to address the ever evolving needs of the industry and society.  We allow students the flexibility to pick technical electives that suit their needs.  The department has technical elective concentration in Fluids, Thermal Energy Systems, Design and Manufacturing, and Mechatronics.

The M Sc in Mechanical Engineering builds on our strong undergraduate program. The program offers carefully chosen core courses and a wide range of electives. Students may elect to pursue one of three options: courses with research paper option, courses with dissertation option, or a research option. State-of-the-art facilities provide excellent research and learning experience. Almost all of our graduate courses are offered during Saturdays or early evening hours, so working students can take classes without major disruption to their work schedule.

Professional student chapters including the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) provide excellent opportunity for our students to gain leadership skills and professional contacts with leaders in the field. The student chapters organize various activities including professional seminars and allow our students to participate in international and national design competitions.

Our faculty participate in world-class research funded by the Ministry of Higher Education, several other agencies, foundations and private companies.  The research forms the backbone of our graduate and undergraduate education. The close interaction between faculty and students in the department allows faculty to mentor students to their full potential.

In summary, our department offers an exciting and rewarding career path. Please explore our web page for more information.

Thank you for your interest in our department.

Salah Ahmed Abdalla, Ph. D

Head, Mechanical Engineering Department

Faculty of Engineering, University of Khartoum, Khartoum

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What is Mechanical Engineering

Engineers in general are the people who make science useful. We put the theories and findings of all of the branches of science to work in ways that benefit people and the world. Virtually everything you buy or use has had an engineer involved in its production somewhere along the line. Food has benefited from the work of engineers who developed tractors, trains, and refrigeration cars. Most of the products were designed and developed directly by engineers. The engineer creates what has not been.

Mechanical engineering is an extremely broad field. It is the branch of engineering concerned with the design, manufacture, installation, and operation of engines and machines and with manufacturing processes. It is particularly concerned with forces and motion.

Mechanical engineering has evolved from the practice by the mechanic of an art (i.e. the motion of bodies under the influence of forces or with the equilibrium of bodies when all forces are balanced) based largely on trial and error to the application of the scientific method in research, design, and production by the professional engineer. The demand for increased efficiency is continually raising the quality of work expected from a mechanical engineer and requiring a higher degree of education and training.

Mechanical engineers design and develop everything you think of as a machine. They use their knowledge of design, manufacture, and operational processes to advance the world around us enhancing safety, economic vitality and enjoyment throughout the world. We design everything that is mechanical such as wheels and axles, airplane bodies, pumps, computer hard drives, bicycles and heart-lung machines. Mechanical engineers are concerned with the production, transmission and use of power. We design and develop systems which produce power such as steam and gas turbines, car engines, nuclear reactors, jet engines and rocket motors. Mechanical engineers also design and develop the machines that produce these innovations. We design and develop the devices that consume power in order to accomplish a useful result (e.g. refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, elevators and loud-speakers). In addition, we also built all of these products. Mechanical engineers design the tools and processes necessary to make all man-made products: robots to assemble cars, methods to melt and shape metals and plastics, tools to assemble circuit boards etc.

Virtually every aspect of life is touched by mechanical engineering. Spanning multiple industries, the career opportunities for mechanical engineers are diverse and found worldwide throughout thousands of companies ranging from large multinational to small local firms. Projects being undertaken by mechanical engineers range from medical issues such as the freezing of living tissue and development of an artificial liver, to understanding the currents and waves in the oceans.

Common to all branches of mechanical engineering, four functions of the mechanical engineer can be cited:

  1. Understanding of and dealing with mechanical science bases (i.e. dynamics, automatic control; thermodynamics, fluid flow, heat transfer; lubrication, and properties of materials).
  2. The sequence of research, design, and development (i.e. attempting to bring about the changes necessary to meet present and future needs). Such work requires a clear understanding of mechanical science, an ability to analyze a complex system into its basic factors, and the originality to synthesize and invent.
  3. Production of products and power, which embraces planning, operation, and maintenance. The goal is to produce the maximum value with the minimum investment and cost while maintaining or enhancing longer term viability and reputation of the enterprise or the institution.
  4. The coordinating function of the mechanical engineer, including management, consulting, and, in some cases, marketing.

In these functions there is a long continuing trend towards the use of scientific methods (e.g. operations research, value engineering, and problem analysis by logical approach) instead of traditional or intuitive methods. However, creativity cannot be rationalized. The ability to take the important and unexpected step that opens up new solutions remains in mechanical engineering, as elsewhere, largely a personal and spontaneous characteristic.

Areas of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering has many fields within it: fluid mechanics, design, materials science, thermodynamics, heat transfer, control, manufacturing, and robotics. Using an airplane as a reference, many problems that need to be studied in order to create an airplane and the fields of mechanical engineering that relate to those problems can be quickly identified. Fluid mechanics is used to study air flow over the wing and determine whether the plane will fly. A study of the air flow will determine the general shape of the wing and aircraft body which will lead to an aircraft design. The wings and body of the aircraft must be strong enough so that they don't collapse or break in flight, but they ought to be as light as possible so that the plane will be able to get off the ground easily and will be as fuel efficient as possible.

The design of jet engines involves all fields of mechanical engineering. The two fields particularly important to engine design are thermodynamics and heat transfer, which are concerned, respectively, with the ability of the engine to produce power to move the airplane, and with the actual combustion or burning of the fuel.

Finally the airplane must have controls so that the pilot can maneuver the airplane.

After all of these systems are designed the airplane must be manufactured. In a modern manufacturing plant robots would be used to make and assemble the parts of the airplane.

Mechanical Engineers would be responsible for all of these tasks in airplane design and manufacture.


 

Careers in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering can lead to a wide variety of careers. The most traditional careers in mechanical engineering are those working as design and manufacturing engineers for companies that produce a mechanical product. Virtually every company that produces a product employs some mechanical engineers. Mechanical engineers are involved in the computer industry in the design of hard disk drives, in the cooling of electronic components and of course in the manufacturing of all of the components of a computer. Mechanical engineering students at Faculty of Engineering University of Khartoum have gone on many mechanical engineering companies. Engineers who enter these companies are generally faced with two long term career paths: the technical path, in which the engineer continues to design and manufacture products, or supervise teams of younger engineers. Many mechanical engineers work for the government. The Energy Departments, and the research centres all employ large numbers of mechanical engineers.

For those who choose to pursue graduate degrees there are virtually an infinite number of areas of active research in Mechanical Engineering. Mechanical Engineering Department Faculty of Engineering University of Khartoum has an excellent record of having students accepted to top graduate schools in mechanical engineering.

Postgraduate Programmes

Solve Problems Other cannot in Ways Others Would not

Mechanical Engineering department – Faculty of Engineering at University of Khartoum offers doctoral and masters programs in mechanical engineering:

Ph. D Mechanical Engineering by research.

M Sc. Mechanical Engineering by research.

M Sc. Energy Engineering by courses and research paper.

M Sc. Energy Engineering by courses and dissertation.

M Sc. Renewable Energy by courses and research paper.

M Sc. Renewable Energy by course and dissertation.

M Sc. Production Management by courses and research paper.

M Sc. Production Management by courses and dissertation.

Both M Sc and Ph. D programs are administered through the Graduate College University of Khartoum. Graduate college website, https://graduate.uofk.edu/, provides information about the application process.

At University of Khartoum, you are surrounded by a unique combination of expertise, resources and facilities. University of Khartoum has more than 100 graduate programs ranked top in the Sudan; a combination of breadth and expertise that makes University of Khartoum an interdisciplinary powerhouse. Our mechanical engineering graduate programs build upon this strength. Excel at working across the boundaries between disciplines and departments, pioneering new knowledge and discovery that makes a difference for both academia and society.

Ph. D and MSc Degree Programmes Graduates can pursue a career in design (designers), construction, production, specialists in marketing and sales, researchers, lecturers, and managers. The curriculum is flexible and allows students to select from a number of specialized courses. The courses are taught by full-time lecturers and some part-time lecturers.

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