Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
The curriculum for the Diploma in Mechanical Engineering is designed to comply with local education framework and is benchmarked with international institutions. It consists of 75 credit hours of course work. This includes at least 6 credits of humanities and social sciences (excluding language and technical writing courses), at least 9 credits of communications skills, at least 21 credits of basic sciences and mathematics and at least 39 credits of engineering sciences and engineering design. Lab and hands-on experience to emphasis on practical aspects are integrated throughout the curriculum.
The objectives of the program are to:
- To impart a sound understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of mechanical and Mechatronics engineering.
- To develop the mathematical, scientific and computational skills in formulating and solving mechanical and Mechatronics engineering problems.
- To cultivate the skills pertinent to the engineering design process, conduct of experiments and analyze and interpret data.
- To engage students in solving real-world problems that requires multi-disciplinary approaches while addressing relevant social, environmental, economical and aesthetic concerns.
- To develop effective teamwork and communication skills.
- To prepare students for leading roles in the profession and the community.
Each student graduating from the Mechanical Engineering program will have:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
- An ability to conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for engineering practice.
- An ability to appreciate the impact of engineering solutions in both local and global contexts.
- An ability to perform in a team environment.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
- A demonstration of knowledge of contemporary issues in the field.
- An ability to engage in life-long learning.
- An ability to engage in undergraduate research.
Admission requirements for a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Program are as specified in College Section 6-a, page 214 of the catalogue.
To graduate with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, students must satisfactorily complete 75 credits taken over two academic years, with an overall minimum average of 65 percent. The University, College, and Program requirements are as given in the following table:
The University requirements for Diploma in Mechanical Engineering program consist of seven courses comprising of 21 credit hours as shown below.
- ENGL 101: Basic Academic English
- ENGL 102E: English for Engineering and Sciences I
- ENGL 203E: English for Engineering and Sciences II
- ENTR 200: Entrepreneurship: Innovation and Creativity
- CMPS 100B: introduction to Technical Computing for the Sciences
- MATH 199: Calculus I
- SOCS 102: Omani Society
The College requirements consist of 6 courses comprising of 18 credit hours as given below:
- MECH 299 Practical Training
- EECE 130 Computers and Programing I
- ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering
- ENGR 105 Engineering Graphics
- ENGR 110 Engineering Workshop
- MATH 200 Calculus II
- MATH 205 Calculus III
- PHYS 170 Fundamentals of Physics
The program core requirements consist of 12 courses encompassing 36 credit hours.
There are no elective requirements for this program.