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College of Computer Studies
 
B. S. in Mechatronics Engineering

  Program Description

Mechatronics Engineering is the combination of mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, electrical engineering, and computer engineering. This interdisciplinary engineering field is the study of intelligent programmable systems from an engineering perspective and looks into the design, development and controlling of advanced hybrid-systems.

The program is a ladderized program which offers an intensive training in the complex field of robotics, automation engineering, and hardware and software design.

 
  PROGRAM SPECIFICATIONS  
   
1. Teaching Institution AMA International University - Bahrain
2. University Department/Centre College of Engineering
3. Programme Title Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics Engineering
4. Title of Final Award Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics Engineering
5. Modes of Attendance Offered Full time/Part-time, actual classroom learning-interactive (traditional)
6. Accreditation none
7. Other External Influences Ministry of Education/Higher Education Council
8.
Date of Production/revision of this specification
July 8, 2010
9. Aims of the Program  
Mechatronics Engineering is the combination of mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, electrical engineering, and computer engineering. This interdisciplinary engineering field is the study of intelligent programmable systems from an engineering perspective and looks into the design, development and controlling of advanced hybrid-systems.

The program is a ladderized program which offers an intensive training in the complex field of robotics, automation engineering, and hardware and software design.

The program intends to produce graduates who are:

  1. experts in the fields of electronics, mechanical, computer engineering, manufacturing system and management;
  2. excellent in utilizing modern mechatronics engineering to deal with the requirements of the industry, the government and the academe;
  3. capable in undertaking research, development and community engagement which could contribute to the industrial development of the country and the world;
  4. effective in innovating, developing, and adopting new directions in their field of activities coupled with commitment to national and global responsibility; and
  5. prepared to advance in their chosen career paths by utilizing their technical, communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
10. Learning Outcomes, Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods
    A. Knowledge and Understanding

    A1. State and explain the different laws and principles governing mechatronics engineering that are utilized in the creation, design and development of advanced products such as robots and machines tools, and other scientific instrumentations.
    A2. Understand how to integrate precision mechanical engineering with electronics, computer systems, and advanced controls to design and construct products and processes.
    A3. Analyze a wide range of mechanical, electrical and software problems, allowing them to participate in and lead multidisciplinary design teams;
    A4. Distinguish the different mechatronics systems and process and their components.
    B. Subject-specific skills

    B1. Formulate mathematical expressions or equations based on given laws and principles.
    B2. Demonstrate creative and innovative ability in solving mechatronics engineering problems.
    B3. Analyze flexible manufacturing systems which include robotics, vision system, automated storage and retrieval system and computer numerical control technology.
    B4. Use integrated approaches to solve complex and open-ended problems.
    Teaching and Learning Methods

    1. Lecture-Discussion. Students are required to attend the session regularly. Active participation of the students during discussion is expected. Learning is an active process, and as such, students must engage with the course materials, i.e. reading the textbook and other assigned advanced readings.
    2. Problem-solving. After each topic, example problems will be analyzed and solved in the class applying the principles discussed.
    3. Group Activity. Students will be provided with seatwork problems. To develop teamwork, they will be divided into groups with at least three (3) members to work together in solving particular engineering problems, discuss the algorithm of the problems and present the solution on the board.
    4. Laboratory Experiments. During laboratory hours, students will be given experiments to work in group where they can apply the theories and principles learned. This is an opportunity to have hands-on experience and maximize their learning to actual simulation.
    Assessment Methods

    1. Homeworks. Assignment questions are provided so that students will have the opportunity to use the information provided in the lectures and textbooks and to test students’ degree of understanding on the discussed topics.
    2. Quizzes. There will be two (2) quizzes for each period (prelim, midterm, and final).Topics discussed during the period shall be included in the quiz. This enable the students develop self confidence, accuracy and readiness on the major exams.
    3. Major Exams. There will be three (3) major exams, i.e. prelim, midterm and final. All exams will be in-class exams and will be closed book, closed notes.
    4. Problem Sets (Exercises). Working assigned problems is one way to gain detailed understanding of the topic and prepare the students to pass the examinations. There will be regular problem sets to be solved and to be submitted before the schedule of every major exam. As university undergraduate students, it is their responsibility to know what is considered to be plagiarism or cheating and maintain the academic integrity. While they are encouraged to discuss the problem sets with their classmates, they must do the exercises on their own. Copying someone else’s work is unacceptable
    5. Laboratory Experiment Reports. Every experiment conducted, students must submit the experiment reports which should contain the objective of the experiment, materials and methods, discussion of the theories/principles used, discussion and interpretation of the results of the experiments, conclusions and recommendations. This may include also related references if necessary. This will serve as an opportunity for them to have a training in preparing technical reports which is vital in their design project.
    6. Machine Problems. Students will be given machine problems to apply their knowledge and skills in programming. There will be set of machine problems to be assigned using various programming languages.
    C. Thinking Skills

    C1. Apply theories and principles to solve a number of qualitative and quantitative problems.
    C2. Integrate precision mechanical engineering with electronics, computer systems, and advanced controls to design and construct products and processes;
    C3. Formulate and execute application programs for microprocessor-based systems.
    C4. Apply evolutionary advances in computers, electronics, sensors, and actuators to improve manufacturing products, processes and services.
    Teaching and Learning Methods

    1. Lecture-Discussion. Students are required to attend the session regularly. Active participation of the students during discussion is expected. Learning is an active process, and as such, students must engage with the course materials, i.e. reading the textbook and other assigned advanced readings.
    2. Problem-solving. After each topic, example problems will be analyzed and solved in the class applying the principles discussed.
    3. Group Activity. Students will be provided with seatwork problems. To develop teamwork, they will be divided into groups with at least three (3) members to work together in solving particular engineering problems, discuss the algorithm of the problems and present the solution on the board.
    4. Laboratory Experiments. During laboratory hours, students will be given experiments to work in group where they can apply the theories and principles learned. This is an opportunity to have hands-on experience and maximize their learning to actual simulation.
    Assessment Methods

    1. Homeworks. Assignment questions are provided so that students will have the opportunity to use the information provided in the lectures and textbooks and to test students’ degree of understanding on the discussed topics.
    2. Quizzes. There will be two (2) quizzes for each period (prelim, midterm, and final).Topics discussed during the period shall be included in the quiz. This enable the students develop self confidence, accuracy and readiness on the major exams.
    3. Major Exams. There will be three (3) major exams, i.e. prelim, midterm and final. All exams will be in-class exams and will be closed book, closed notes.
    4. Problem Sets (Exercises). Working assigned problems is one way to gain detailed understanding of the topic and prepare the students to pass the examinations. There will be regular problem sets to be solved and to be submitted before the schedule of every major exam. As university undergraduate students, it is their responsibility to know what is considered to be plagiarism or cheating and maintain the academic integrity. While they are encouraged to discuss the problem sets with their classmates, they must do the exercises on their own. Copying someone else’s work is unacceptable.
    5. Laboratory Experiment Reports. Every experiment conducted, students must submit the experiment reports which should contain the objective of the experiment, materials and methods, discussion of the theories/principles used, discussion and interpretation of the results of the experiments, conclusions and recommendations. This may include also related references if necessary. This will serve as an opportunity for them to have a training in preparing technical reports which is vital in their design project.
    6. Machine Problems. Students will be given machine problems to apply their knowledge and skills in programming. There will be set of machine problems to be assigned using various programming languages.
    D. General and Transferable Skills (other skills relevant to employability and personal development)

      Ability to:
       
    D1. Demonstrate mastery in analyzing basic and complex engineering problems.
    D2. Design and install control systems using electro-mechanical components, solid-state devices, pneumatic and hydraulic control systems and programmable logic controller (PLC).
    D3. Operate and maintain flexible manufacturing systems which include robotics, vision system, automated storage and retrieval system and computer numerical control technology and mechatronics systems and processes.
    D4. Develop awareness on engineering safety.
11. Programme Structures
   
  FIRST YEAR
  REMEDIAL CLASSES
   
SUBJ CODE
SUBJECT TITLE
LEC
LAB
UNITS
PRE-REQ
MATH0
Remedial Mathematics
3
0
0
MEP0
Modular English 0 –Basic Language Course
6
0
0
MEP1
Modular English 1 – Effective Speaking
6
0
0
MEP2
Modular English 2 – Effective Writing
6
0
0
 
  FIRST TRIMESTER
 
SUBJ CODE
SUBJECT TITLE
LEC HRS
LAB HRS
UNITS
PRE-REQ
MATH1A
College Algebra
3
0
3
CSCI01D
Computer Fundamentals
2
2
3
ENGL01
English Communication Skills 1
3
0
3
MEP0, MEP1, MEP2
EUTHE1
Euthenics 1
1
0
0
ARABIC
Arabic Studies
3
0
3
HIST01
History of Bahrain
3
0
3
PSYC01
General Psychology
3
0
3
    Total
18
 
 
  SECOND TRIMESTER
 
SUBJ CODE
SUBJECT TITLE
LEC HRS
LAB HRS
UNITS
PRE-REQ
ENGL02
English Communication Skills 2
3
0
3
ENGL01
EUTH02
Euthenics 2
1
0
0
EUTHE1
MATH1B
Trigonometry
3
0
3
MATH1A
CSCI03D
Introduction to Web Technologies
2
2
3
CSCI01D
ENVIMGT
Environmental Management
3
0
3
HIST02
World History
3
0
3
HUMA001
Humanities 1 (Art, Man and Society)
3
0
3
    Total
18
 
 
 

THIRD TRIMESTER

 
SUBJ CODE
SUBJECT TITLE
LEC HRS
LAB HRS
UNITS
PRE-REQ
ENGL03
Speech and Oral Communication
2
2
3
ENGL02
MATH02
Analytic Geometry
3
0
3
MATH1A, 1B
CHEM01D
General Chemistry
3
2
4
CSCI02D
Introduction to Programming
2
2
3
ENGG01D
Engineering Drawing 1
2
2
3
    Total
16
 
 
First Year Summer
 
  SECOND YEAR
 
  FIRST TRIMESTER
 
SUBJ CODE
SUBJECT TITLE
LEC HRS
LAB HRS
UNITS
PRE-REQ
LITE01
World Literature
3
0
3
ENGL02
GENG01
Principles of Electricity & Electronics
3
0
3
ENGL04
Technical Writing
3
0
3
ENGL02
MATH03
Differential Calculus
4
0
4
MATH02
NATSCID
University Physics 1
3
2
4
MATH1A, 1B
    Total
17
 
 
  SECOND TRIMESTER
 
SUBJ CODE
SUBJECT TITLE
LEC HRS
LAB HRS
UNITS
PRE-REQ
ENGG02D
Engineering Drawing 2
2
2
3
ENGG01D
NATSC2D
University Physics 2
3
2
4
NATSCID
CSCI04D
Advanced Programming
2
2
3
CSCI02D
MATH04
Integral Calculus
4
0
4
MATH03
MATH05
Statistics and Probability
3
0
3
MATH1A
    Total
17
 
 
  THIRD TRIMESTER
 
SUBJ CODE
SUBJECT TITLE
LEC HRS
LAB HRS
UNITS
PRE-REQ
GENG02
Engineering Mechanics
3
0
3
NATSCID
PHIL01
Introduction to Philosophy
3
0
3
MATH06
Advanced Engineering Mathematics
4
0
4
MATH04
MATH09
Differential Equations
3
0
3
MATH04
CSCI05D
Introduction to Information Systems
3
0
3
CSCI01D
    Total
16
 
 
Second Year Summer
 
  THIRD YEAR
   
  FIRST TRIMESTER
 
SUBJ CODE
SUBJECT TITLE
LEC HRS
LAB HRS
UNITS
PRE-REQ
GENG03
Strength of Materials
3
0
3
GENG02
ENGG05
Engineering Materials
3
0
3
CHEM01D
ENGG03D
Electric Circuit Theory 1
3
2
4
NATSC2D
ENGG07D
Electronics 1
3
2
4
Coreq ENGG03D
ENGG14
Thermodynamics
3
0
3
NATSC2D
    Total
17
 
 
  SECOND TRIMESTER
 
SUBJ CODE
SUBJECT TITLE
LEC HRS
LAB HRS
UNITS
PRE-REQ
ENGG06D
Electric Circuit Theory 2
3
2
4
ENGG03D
ENGG08D
Electronics 2
3
2
4
ENGG07D
MECHA1D
Pnuematics Control and Design
3
2
4
ENGG14
ENGG10D
Control System
2
2
3
Coreq ENGG06D
ENGG15D
Signals, Spectra & Processing
2
2
3
ENGG07D
    Total
18
 
 
  THIRD TRIMESTER
 
SUBJ CODE
SUBJECT TITLE
LEC HRS
LAB HRS
UNITS
PRE-REQ
ENGG09
Electromagnetics
3
0
3
ENGG06D
ENGG11
Engineering Economy
3
0
3
MATH05
ENGG12D
Logic Circuit & Switching Theory
3
2
4
ENGG08D
MECHA2D
Electro-Pneumatics Control and Design
2
2
3
MECHA1D
MECHA3D
Hydraulics Control and Design
3
2
4
MECHA1D
GENG04
Professional Ethics in Engineering Profession
1
0
1
3rd year standing
    Total
18
 
 
Third Year Summer
 
  FOURTH YEAR
 
  FIRST TRIMESTER
 
SUBJ CODE
SUBJECT TITLE
LEC HRS
LAB HRS
UNITS
PRE-REQ
MATH08
Numerical Methods and Analysis
3
0
3
MATH06
MECHA4D
Power Electronics
2
2
3
ENGG08, ENGG10
MECHA5D
Electro-Hydraulics Control and Design
2
2
3
MECHA2D
MECHA6D
Basic Programmable Logic Controller
3
2
4
MECHA2D
MECHA7D
Robotics Technology
3
2
4
Coreq MECHA4D
    Total
17
 
 
  SECOND TRIMESTER
 
SUBJ CODE
SUBJECT TITLE
LEC HRS
LAB HRS
UNITS
PRE-REQ
MECHA8D
Advanced Programmable Logic Controller
3
2
4
MECHA6D
MECHA9D
Process Visualization and Monitoring
3
2
4
MECHA5D
MECHA10D
Modular Production System
2
5
4
MECHA7D
MECHA11D
Mechatronics System Design
0
5
3
Coreq MECHA10D
MECHCIS1D
CISCO 1
2
2
3
    Total
18
 
 
  THIRD SEMESTER
 
SUBJ CODE
SUBJECT TITLE
LEC HRS
LAB HRS
UNITS
PRE-REQ
ENGG13
Engineering Management
3
0
3
ENGG11
ENGG16
Safety Engineering
2
0
2
MECHA12D
Industrial Attachment
0
6
6
MECHA11D
MECHA13
Major Elective 1-Motor and Motor Controls
3
0
3
4th year standing
MECHCIS2D
CISCO 2
2
2
3
    Total
17
 
 
Fourth Year Summer
 
GRAND TOTAL UNITS : 207
 
 

CURRICULUM UNITS SUMMARY

 
AREAS
UNITS
Practicum/Industrial Attachment (120 hours)
6
English
12
General Mathematics
17
Natural Sciences
12
Engineering Mathematics
13
Computer/IT Subjects
15
Basic Engineering Subjects
13
Core Engineering Subjects
49
Major Engineering Subjects
46
Major Electives
3
Islamic Education/Arabic Studies
3
General Education/Humanities
18
   
TOTAL UNITS
207
 
 

MAJOR ELECTIVES

 
SUBJECT CODE
SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
MECHA13
Major Elective 1- Motors and Motor Control
 
 

SUMMARY /GROUPING OF COURSES

 
AREA SUBJECT CODE SUBJECT TITLE UNITS
On-the-Job Training EINF009 Industrial Attachment 6
      6
ENGLISH ENGL01 English Communication Skills 1 3
  ENG02 English Communication Skills 2 3
  ENG03D Speech and Oral Communication 3
  ENGL04 Technical Writing 3
      12
GENERAL MATHEMATICS MATH1A College Algebra 3
  MATH1B Trigonometry 3
  MATH02 Analytic Geometry 3
  MATH03 Differential Calculus 4
  MATH04 Integral Calculus 4
      17
NATURAL SCIENCES CHEM01 General Chemistry 4
  NATSC1D University Physics 1 4
  NATSC2D University Physics 2 4
      12
ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS MATH05 Statistics & Probability 3
  MATH06 Advanced Engineering Math 4
  MATH08 Numerical Methods & Analysis 3
  MATH09 Differential Equations 3
      13
COMPUTER/IT SUBJECTS CSCI01D Computer Fundamentals 3
  CSCI02D Introduction to Programming 3
  CSCI03D Introduction to Web Technologies 3
  CSCI04D Advanced Programming 3
  CSCI05D Introduction to Information Systems 3
      15
BASIC ENGINEERING
SUBJECTS
GENG01 Principles of Electricity and Electronics 3
  ENGG01D Engineering Drawing 1 3
  ENGG02D Engineering Drawing 2 3
  GENG04 Professional Ethics in Engineering Profession 1
  ENVIMGT Environmental Management 3
      13
CORE ENGINEERING
SUBJECTS
GENG02 Engineering Mechanics 3
  GENG03 Strength of Materials 3
  ENG03D Electric Circuit Theory 1 4
  ENGG05 Engineering Materials 3
  ENGG06D Electric Circuit Theory 2 4
  ENGG07D Electronics 1 4
  ENGG08D Electronics 2 4
  ENGG09 Electromagnetics 3
  ENGG10D Control System 3
  ENGG11 Engineering Economy 3
  ENGG12D Logic Circuit & Switching Theory 4
  ENGG13 Engineering Management 3
  ENGG14 Thermodynamics 3
  ENGG15D Signals, Spectra & Processing 3
  ENGG16 Safety Engineering 2
      49
MAJOR ENGINEERING
SUBJECTS
MECHA1D Pneumatics Control and Design 4
  MECHA2D Electro-Pneumatics Control & Design 3
  MECHA3D Hydraulics Control and Design 4
  MECAH4D Power Electronics Motion Control & Sensorics 3
  MECHA5D Electro-Hydraulics Control & Design 3
  MECHA6D Basic Programmable Logic Controller 4
  MECHA7D Robotics Technology 4
  MECHA8D Advanced Programmable Logic Controller 4
  MECHA9D Process Visualization and Monitoring 4
  MECHA10D Modular Production System 4
  MECHA11 Mechatronic System Design 3
  MECHCIS1D CISCO 1 3
  MECHCIS2D CISCO 2 3
      46
MAJOR ELECTIVES MECHA13 Major Elective 1 3
      3
ISLAMIC EDUCATION/ ARABIC STUDIES ARABIC Arabic  Studies 3
      3
GENERAL EDUCATION/HUMANITIES EUTHE1 Euthenics 1 0
  EUTHE2 Euthenics 2 0
  LITE01 World Literature 3
  HIST01 History of Bahrain 3
  HIST02 World History 3
  PHIL01 Introduction to Philosophy 3
  PSYC01 General Psychology 3
  HUMA001 Humanities (Art, Man & Society) 3
      18
TOTAL CREDIT UNITS     207
   

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 
   
FIRST YEAR  
First Trimester  
   
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MATH
1A
College Algebra
3
0
3
This course establishes a foundation in algebraic concepts that are useful in problem solving. It starts with a brief review of the set of real numbers then proceeds to integer and rational exponents, polynomials, factoring polynomials, rational expressions, radicals, equations and inequalities and exponential and logarithmic functions. Prerequisite: None
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
CSCI
01D
Computer Fundamentals
2
2
3
The subject provides discussions on the components of computers, operating systems, data processing, networks and data communications and an introduction to the use of computers through Microsoft Office application softwares for word processing, spreadsheets and presentation. Prerequisite: None
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ENGL
01
English Communication  Skills 1
3
0
3
This course covers English language use and usage such as grammar, diction, spelling, and sentence sense. It also includes library orientation, study and thinking skills, and development of oral and written communications skills as used in different social contexts. Prerequisite: MEP0, MEP 1, MEP2
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
EUTHE
1
Euthenics 1
1
0
1
This course will be the trimester round counterpart of orientation for students. The course will tackle the policies and programs of the university explained and provided with examples. The assigned teacher will serve as the adviser of the students especially freshmen so that if they encounter any problems, the adviser will assist them. Some values and GMRC are discussed and instilled to students. This course also will honed students to be better citizens of the country because they will come to understand all policies and regulations that are intended not to restrict but rather to discipline them and make them the best they can be. Prerequisite: None
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ARABIC
Arabic Studies
3
0
3
This is a course that focuses on the basic Arabic Language skills, of syntax, semantics, and lexicon. It also deals with criticizing and appreciating Arabic styles, and pointing out Arabic main features, through literacy and poetic texts. Prerequisite: None
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
HIST
01
History of Bahrain
3
0
3
This course fulfills one of the objectives that is the encouragement of the study and awareness of the history and the archeology of Bahrain and the Gulf region. It provides a source of interest and information both to the Bahraini students as well as to Prerequisite: None
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
PSYC
01
General Psychology
3
0
3
This course is designed to provide an overview of the field of psychology and human behavior. Topics include philosophical perspectives, history, learning personality, behavioral biology development, motivation, emotion, abnormal behavior, theories and therapies. Prerequisite: None
 

Second Trimester

 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ENGL
02
English Communication
Skills 2
3
0
3
The course is a continuation of English Communication Skills 1 and covers review of English grammar and correct usage and paragraph writing. Major focus includes reading and writing lessons and culminates with the submission of basic research paper, the topic of which deals with the learners’ chosen disciplines.
Prerequisite: ENGL01
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
EUTHE
2
Euthenics 2
1
0
1
This course introduces and further discusses to the students the guidelines on disciplinary actions as regards to violations of the rules and regulations of the university like sanctions, exclusion and expulsion. The students will have to know by heart the AMA Hymn and will also discuss about the different forms being used like the Exam matrix, Teacher Evaluation Inventory form, equivalency forms regarding the old and new course code, and all other forms. Also, students will be taught of the general concepts and principles on values formation, attitudes and personality development. It will encourage the students to participate in classroom discussion for them to better understand the good manner and right conduct. Understanding the concepts the students will fully realize the right behavior on how they could be able to communicate with their peers, parents, faculty and other people in the community. In addition, the course will develop the students to be respectful with sense of professionalism, dignity and integrity. Pre-requisite: EUTHE1
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MATH
1B
Trigonometry
3
0
3
The course starts with a brief review on angles and their measurement then proceeds to the formal lessons on trigonometric function values of angles and real numbers, fundamental identities, inverse trigonometric functions and applications of trigonometric functions of angles using the laws of sine and cosine. Co-req: MATH1A
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
CSCI
03D
Introduction to Web Technologies
2
2
3
The course introduces the students to the world wide web, focusing on the techniques of web-page creation. Topics include introduction to the Internet, background and history, web technologies, HTML, support tools for ethical and legal basis for piracy protection, freedom and expression in cyberspace and other related topics. Prerequisite: CSCI01D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ENVIMGT
Environmental Management
3
0
3
The course examines the basic principles of environmental science, tying together the political, social, economic and ethical aspects of environmental issues and management with the biological and chemical principles. Prerequisite: None
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
HIST
02
World History
3
0
3
This is an introductory course to the study of world history. It includes significant study of the different periods of civilization, geography, economics, tradition, society, and the arts that are relevant to the understanding of the beginnings and civilization of man. Prerequisite: None
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
HUMA
001
Humanities 1 (Art, Man, Society)
3
0
3
This is an introductory course to the study of humanities. It provides students with the necessary knowledge of the meaning and significance of the cultural, historical and social development thus making them complete social beings who are ready to take up responsibilities in this rapidly changing world. The importance of the human beings is the main concern of teh course. One learns what is to be human by studying humanities and this depends in a large extent on various experiences and the way he reeaches out to people of different cultures in different places. Prerequisite: None
 

Third Trimester

 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ENGL
03
Speech and Oral Communication
2
2
3
This course covers the basic principles of effective speech communication such as pronunciation, articulation, enunciation, intonation and vocal flexibility. It includes theories, mechanics, and techniques of speech composition and delivery with emphasis on practical speaking experiences and awareness of audience psychology that will be used in any varied speech situations. Prerequisite: ENGL02
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MATH
02
Analytic Geometry
3
0
3
This course deals with the straight line and the circle, conics, transcendental functions, polar coordinates, parametric equations and vectors.
Prerequisite: MATH1A, 1B
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
CHEM
01D
General Chemistry
3
2
4
This course deals with atomic theories, relationships between structure and properties of matter, conversion of units, periodic table, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, gas laws and an introduction to organic chemistry. Prerequisite: None
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
CSCI
02D
Introduction to Programming
2
2
3
The course is an introduction to the process of program design and analysis using the Java programming language. Topics include basic data types and their operators, repetition, selection statements, classes, methods and constructors. Prerequisite: none
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ENGG
01D
Engineering Drawing 1
2
2
2
This course covers the application of Computer-Aided Drafting Design (CADD) in sketching and drawing. Prerequisite: None
 

SECOND YEAR

First Trimester
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
LITE
01
World Literature
3
0
3
This course deals with selected masterpieces of world literature. Students are exposed to some of the best pieces of literature from across the world and literary techniques and devices employed by some of the best literary figures in the world. Prerequisite: ENGL02
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
GENG
01
Principles of Electricity and Electronics
3
0
3
This course covers the fundamental concepts of electricity and electronic devices specifically the fundamental quantities, static electricity, Ohm’s Law, resistors, alternating current, transformers, capacitors, semiconductor diodes and transistors, and power supply. Prerequisite: None
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ENGL
04
Technical Writing
3
0
3
This course deals with the application of the fundamental principles of technical writing, a form of communication that focuses on scientific subjects and other topics associated with business, science and technology. Prerequisite: ENGL02
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MATH
03
Differential Calculus
4
0
4
The course is a preliminary to calculus. It commences with the definition of functions and limits and leads to the four step rules of differentiation. The topics include: higher derivatives and differentiations of implicit functions; significant applications of differential calculus in worded problems and curve tracings using maxima and minima, understanding the mathematics of infinitesimals. Prerequisites: MATH02
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
NATSC
1D
University Physics 1
3
2
4
The course introduces the basic concepts of mechanics, measurements, vectors (both graphical and analytical), forces, kinematics, laws of motion, states of matters, work power and energy. Prerequisite: MATH1A, 1B
 

Second Trimester

 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ENGG
02D
Engineering Drawing 2
2
2
3
This course covers topics in creating 3-D views such as front elevation, side elevations, and possibly a perspective view. With one 3-D CAD model, views can be generated in any angle either inside or outside of the model or animations. If the drawing contains mechanical parts, virtual prototypes or even rapid prototypes can be generated Prerequisite: ENGG01D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
NATSC
2D
University Physics 2
3
2
4
This course is a continuation of University Physics 1. Topics include mechanics of materials, basic thermodynamics, fundamentals of electricity and magnetism. Prerequisite: NATSC1D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
CSCI
04D
Advanced Programming
2
2
3
The course continues the introduction to programming focusing on advanced topics. Topics to be covered include two-dimensional arrays, vectors, characters and strings, sorting, searching, GUI, java events, applets, inheritance and polymorphism. Prerequisite: CSCI02D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MATH
04
Integral Calculus
4
0
4
The course commences with the standard formulas in integration designed to effectively develop the skills to integrate functions and integrands of various kinds. Topics include the significant applications of integral calculus in solving the length of a line segment, areas bounded by curves and lines, volumes of solid generated about an axis, centroids and moment of inertias. Prerequisite: MATH03
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MATH
05
Statistics and Probability
3
0
3
The course covers descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. The students are exposed to the understanding of the application of statistics in research and research situations. Probability models, random variables with discrete and continuous distributions. Independence, joint distributions, conditional distributions. Expectations, functions of random variables Prerequisite: MATH1A
 

Third Trimester

 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
GENG
02
Engineering Mechanics
3
0
3
This course deals with the study of force systems, force components, moment of a force, resultant of coplanar force systems, concurrent force systems, parallel force systems characteristics of a couple, non-concurrent, nonparallel force systems, resultant of spatial force systems, equilibrium, free body diagrams. It also includes analysis of structures, methods of analysis, friction, moments and centroids. Prerequisite:NATSC1D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
PHIL
01
Introduction to Philosophy
3
0
3
This course is an introduction to philosophical concepts and theories, philosophers, arguments about freedom and existence, knowledge and skepticism, responsibility, affluence and morality and problems of personal identity. Prerequisite: None
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MATH
06
Advanced Engineering Mathematics
4
0
4
This is a 4-unit subject covering the topics such as differential equations, complex numbers, matrix and matrices operations, the theory of Laplace Transformations and Fourier Series including wave analysis and periodic functions. Prerequisite: MATH04
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MATH
09
Differential Equations
3
0
3
This course deals with the study of the first and second order differential equations with applications; linear systems of differential equations; and applications to partial differential equations. Prerequisite: MATH04
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
CSCI
05D
Introduction to Information Systems
3
0
3
The course introduces students to the structure, applications and management issues involved with corporate information systems. It provides a foundation for programming in a business-oriented language. Students concentrate on developing programming logic to solve business problems. Design tools such as flowcharts and pseudocodes are introduced and used as bases for developing programs. Prerequisite: CSC101D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
CSCI
20D
Computer Organization and Architecture with Assembly Language 1
2
0
2
The course introduces the Intel Family of Microprocessors with an emphasis on the microprocessor-based system: its history, operation and methods used to manipulate data in microprocessor-based system. Topics include the programming model of the microprocessor and system architecture, both real and protected mode operations. Prerequisite: None
 

THIRD YEAR

First Trimester
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
GENG
03
Strength of Materials
3
0
3
A course which involves an elementary analysis of stress and strain in two dimensions: sheer stresses and tensions of circular bars; stress concentration; simple loading of thin rings, cylinders and spheres; theory of bending, shearing stresses and bending moments; composite beams; slopes; deflection; statically in determine beams, combined loading; columns and theories of strength. Prerequisite: GENG02
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ENGG
05
Engineering Materials
3
0
3
This course introduces the theory and application of engineering materials and orients the students to the basic of materials use in engineering design. It also includes the study of the physical and mechanical properties, uses and limitations of metals, polymers, ceramics, and composite materials. Prerequisite: NATSC1D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ENGG
03D
Electric Circuit Theory
3
2
4
This course covers the study of elementary circuit analysis. Also included are: the study of resistance, inductance and capacitance, wires and cables, Ohm’s Law, Kirchoff’s Laws and network theorem and use of determinants and matrices in network problems, latches and flip-flops and combinational logic circuits. Prerequisite: NATSC2D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ENGG
07D
Electronics 1
3
2
4
The course deals with the basic concepts of electronics, semiconductor atomic structure, diodes and special purpose diodes, and biasing semiconductor materials. It involves diode familiarization, circuit analysis and circuit application. Corequisite: ENGG03D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ENGG
14
Thermodynamics
3
0
3
The course deals with the study of the properties of pure substance, energy concepts, ideal gases, work and heat, first law of thermodynamics, processes of ideal gases, second of thermodynamics, internal combustion engine, and gas cycles Prerequisite: NATSC2D
 
 

Second  Trimester

 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ENGG
06D
Electric Circuit Theory 2
3
2
4
This course covers the topics of sinusoidal voltage and current on RLC circuits, vector Algebra and its application to AC circuit analysis, sinusoidal and non-sinusoidal single phase system and three phase systems. Prerequisite: ENGG03D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ENGG
08D
Electronics 2
3
2
4
The course deals with Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT), its construction, operation and operating parameters. It also includes the DC and AC analysis of this device. The latter part deals with Operational Amplifiers (Op-amp). It discusses the parameters of Op-amps, basic circuit applications, and the evaluation of these circuits. Prerequisite: ENGG07D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MECHA
1D
Pnuematics Control and Design
3
2
4
The course covers the basic of generation, preparation, and distribution of compressed air including its properties. It also discusses the fundamentals and physical properties of pneumatics and electrical technology and their combination in controls. It introduces the function, design and use of pneumatic and electro-pneumatic components. Prerequisite: ENGG14
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ENGG
10D
Control System
2
2
3
The course introduces the students to how control system becomes a vital importance in industrial environments. It details about the concept of making a mathematical model for different control systems, and finding solutions to these models. Co-requisite: ENGG06D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ENGG
15D
Signals, Spectra & Processing
2
2
3
This course covers the study of convolutions, chirp-Z transform, wavelet transform, FIR filters, IIR filters, random signal analysis, correlation functions, DFT, FFT, spectral analysis, and applications of signal processing to speech, image, etc. Prerequisite: ENGG07D
 
 

Third Trimester

 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ENGG
09
Electromagnetics
3
0
3
The course deals with the study of charge distributions, various laws related to carry out the study and behaviour of current, transmission of electromagnetic waves, optical fibers, and wave propagation. Prerequisite: ENGG06D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ENGG
11
Engineering Economy
3
0
3
This course deals with financial and business practices as they relate to the engineering profession; a study of the two aspects of engineering; study and application of the engineering process, the principle of simple and compound interest and their application in the study of annuities, amortization, sinking funds, properties, discounts, capitalization and valuation; analysis of alternatives in capital investment; and principles of accounting as it applies to engineering economy. Prerequisite: MATH05
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ENGG
12D
Logic Circuit & Switching Theory
3
2
4
The course deals with the study of number systems and codes, Boolean and switching algebra, gate network analysis and synthesis and realization of logical circuits using integrated circuits. The subject introduces the student with the concept of digital design and digital circuits. The subject is also known by other names such as logic design, digital logic, switching circuits and digital systems. Digital circuits are employed in the design of systems such as control systems, digital computers, data communications and many other applications that require electronic digital hardware. Prerequisite: ENGG08D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MECHA
2D
Electro-Pnuematics Control and Design
2
2
3
The course introduces the students to physical fundamentals of electricity and pneumatics, function and use of electro-pneumatic devices, display of motion sequences and switch states, set-up controls with relays, electrical self-latching switches, application of magnetic proximity switch, application of pressure switch, designing of electro-pneumatic system and trouble shooting simple electro-pneumatic controls. Prerequisite: MECHA1D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MECHA
3D
Hydraulics Control and Design
3
2
4
This course covers the study of the fundamental physical principles of hydraulics, components of a hydraulic system, graphic and circuit symbols, design and representation of a hydraulic system. It also includes the study of the components of the power supply, control valves, actuators and accessories. Prerequisite: MECHA1D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
GENG
04
Professional Ethics in Engineering Profession
1
0
1
This course explores the field of ethics as it relates to engineering practice and use this framework to examine several case studies of ethical problems in engineering. It discusses the concepts of environmental protection and sustainability to understand how they relate to engineering ethics. The course is intended to promote greater reflection by engineers on their activities and better understand the social dimensions of engineering practice. Prerequisite: 3rd year standing
 
 

FOURTH YEAR

First Trimester
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MATH
08
Numerical Methods and Analysis
3
0
3
This course covers the topics on introductory to the numerical analysis. Prior to the conventional numerical methods, the course tackles the binomial theorems, power series and approximations and errors. Then it will be followed by numerical solutions of non linear equations, numerical solutions of linear system, interpolations and curve fittings, numerical differentiations and integrations. Prerequisite: MATH06
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MECHA
4D
Power Electronics, Motion Control and Sensorics
2
2
3
The course covers the functions, technical characteristics and applications of the different sensors in the automation industry. Prerequisites: ENGG08; ENGG10
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MECHA
5D
Electro-hydraulics Control and Design
2
2
3
The course deals with the study of forces and movements transmitted by means of hydraulic liquid with integration of electrical technologies. Prerequisite: MECHA3D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MECHA
6D
Basic Programmable Logic Controller
3
2
4
This course deals with programming, connecting, and testing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) for control of industrial/commercial processes. Also, it covers interfacing with sensors, application of PLCs into a variety of process applications, utilization of a hand-held programmer in troubleshooting PLCs. A hand-on design project is designed for the students to understand the typical PLC implementation process in industry. Prerequisite: MECHA2D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MECHA
7D
Robotics Technology
3
2
4
This course covers topics on robotics technology system, types, structure and operation of industrial robots. Robot performance, workspace, velocity, precision and robot coordinate system. Sample programming and simulation. Co-requisite: MECHA4D
 

Second Trimester

 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MECHA
8D
Advanced Programmable Logic Controller
3
2
4
This course deals with the advanced concepts in creating controlled sequence using programmable logic controllers. Prerequisite: MECHA6D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MECHA
9D
Process Visualization and Monitoring
3
2
4
This introductory course covers basics of industrial process control and the instrumentation used for it. It elaborates various sensors and its working principle, specifications, and design and selection aspects used for sensing various process parameters along with merits and limitations of each type of sensor. The course will also build the knowledge of the participants related to working principles of control loop components, the control strategies, and the PID controller fundamentals including the terminology, algorithms and tuning methods. A special emphasis on real life implementations, case studies and international standards would ensure participants to co-relate the theory with their day-to-day practice. Prerequisite: MECHA5D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MECHA
10D
Modular Production System
2
5
4
This course deals with the concepts on how production systems are being automated using mechatronics devices and advanced programmable logic control. It discusses the step by step manner of designing a system and how to assemble them based on the system requirement Prerequisite: MECHA7D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MECHA
11D
Mechatronics System Design
0
5
3
This course deals with the integrated and optimal design of a physical system, including sensors, actuators, electronic components and the embedded digital control system. Corequisite: MECHA10D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MECHCIS
1D
CISCO 1
2
2
3
This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. It uses the OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. It also covers the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations. Prerequisite:None
 

Third Trimester

 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ENGG
13
Engineering Management
3
0
3
This course deals with the trends in modern industrial enterprises; types of business organizations; plant locations, plant layout, selection of physical facilities, production control, building internal organization, personnel management, wage system and incentive plans. Prerequisite: ENGG11
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
ENGG
16
Safety Engineering
2
0
2
This course deals with the study of the foundations of safety engineering, applications of safety principles to industrial and commercial systems and the design of totally safe systems.
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MECHA
12D
Industrial Attachment
0
6
6
This 6-unit course is the practicum course of theengineering students where the students are exposed to actual work environment. The course sets the on –the-job-training of the students. The students are required to complete 120 hours on site training. The students are sent to work environments under a supervision of a practicum professor. Moreover, the students submit a report and an evaluation made of the on site supervisor. Prerequisite: MECHA11D
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MECHA
13
Major Elective 1-Motor and Motor Controls
3
0
3
This major elective 1 has the following options which include AC and DC motors, advanced logic circuits, microcontrollers or fluid mechanics. Prerequisite: 4th year standing
 
Course Code
Course Title
Lec Hrs
Lab Hrs
Credit
MECHCIS
2D
CISCO 2
2
2
3
This course focuses on the routing and routing protocols. This provides an understanding on how a router learns about remote networks and determines the best path to those networks. This includes both static routing and dynamic routing protocols. By examining multiple routing protocols, the student will gain a better understanding of each of the individual routing protocols and a better perspective of routing in general. Prerequisite: MECHCIS1D
 
12. Awards and Credits
Bachelor Degree: Bachelor of Science in Engineering Informatics Requires 183 units
13. Personal Development Planning
  1. Conduct in-house trainings and seminars related to electronics, software engineering, information systems, AutoCAD, programmable logic controllers, CAD/CAM technology, microcontrollers, automation system and robotics technology.
  2. Send faculty members in local and international conferences, seminars and trainings related to their fields of specialization.
  3. Support faculty members to conduct research projects aligned to college research thrusts and priorities.
  4. Establish partnerships and linkages where research collaborations can be made.
  5. Encourage research publication and dissemination through participation in international research conferences and fora.
14. Admission Criteria
Admission to AMA International University Bahrain (AMAIUB) is open to all qualified applicants without discrimination as to disability, age, gender, race, color and religion, national or ethnic origin. This is determined by the applicant’s readiness and preparedness for the AMAIUB college programs. The decision primarily is based on the results of the AMAIUB College Admissions Test (AMACAT), the applicant’s past academic performance, on the recommendations of teachers, and on information written down on the application form.

Consistent with the objective of producing quality graduates admission to AMAIUB requires all applicants to PASS the AMACAT and/or take pre-university courses.

Admission Requirements:

    New Undergraduate Applicants

    1. Completely filled out application for admission form.
    2. Secondary University Certificate or its equivalent together with an English translation of the transcript and an A Level Certificate
    3. Four (4) recent passport-size photographs.
    4. A photocopy of the applicant’s passport or at least 2 valid Identification Cards
    5. Official Receipt for a nonrefundable application fee of BD 25.
    Foreign Undergraduate Student Applicants

    1. Completely filled out application for admission form.
    2. Secondary University Certificate or its equivalent together with an English translation of the transcript and an A Level Certificate
    3. Four (4) recent passport-size photographs.
    4. Photocopy of the applicant’s passport where name, photo, birth date and birthplace appear.
    5. Photocopy of the applicant’s CPR (complete meaning of CPR) or at least 2 valid Identification Cards
    6. Authenticated copy of transcript from the originating country or Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain
    7. Official Receipt for a nonrefundable application fee of BD 25
    Transfer students:

    1. Completely filled out application form.
    2. Official Transcript of Records (TOR) from university previously attended
    3. Course description for all completed courses for which transfer credit is sought (authenticated by Registrar from originating university)
    4. Transfer Credentials from the university previously attended
    5. Certificate of Good Moral Character from previous university
    6. Four (4) recent passport-size photographs.
    7. A photocopy of the applicant’s passport where name, photo, birth date and birthplace appear.
    8. A photocopy of the applicant’s CPR or at least 2 valid Identification Cards
    9. Official Receipt for a nonrefundable application fee of BD 25.

STUDENT VISA SPONSORSHIP REQUIREMENTS

A foreign student applicant who wishes to apply for AMAIUB visa sponsorship must submit the following to the Office of Admissions:
  1. Request Letter from the Parents/Guardian requesting for student visa sponsorship
  2. Copy of the Employment Contract in Bahrain of the parents/guardian
  3. Copy of Employment Certificate showing the salary of the parents/guardian
  4. Copy of Passport(s) and Residence Permit of the parents/guardian
  5. Copy of CPR of the parents/guardian
  6. Original Passport of the student requesting for visa sponsorship
  7. Visa processing fee of BD 225 plus other fees that maybe required by the Ministry of Immigration.
A student can claim the AMAIUB-sponsored student visa within 3-5 working days after submission of the complete documents. A visa-sponsored student is required to enroll a full load every term for one (1) university year.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

    To apply for admission in the university, they must follow these steps:

    1. Applicants must secure an application form from AMAIUB Office of Admissions and pay the non-refundable fee of BD 25.
    2. Accomplish and submit the completed application form together with all other requirements at the AMAIUB Office of Admissions. Incomplete forms will not be processed.
    3. Applicants should take the entrance examinations. When application for admission is approved, the university will send an official notice of admission through mail to the qualified applicant.
After having been admitted and enrolled in the program, students are expected to follow their curriculum plan taking into consideration the academic policies on pre-requisite, co-requisite and requisite subjects.

15 Key sources of information about the programme
  1. University Course Catalogue
  2. AMAIUB website
  3. Student Handbook
 
  Program Objectives

The program intends to produce graduates who are:

  1. experts in the fields of electronics, mechanical, computer engineering, manufacturing system and management;
  2. excellent in utilizing modern mechatronics engineering to deal with the requirements of the industry, the government and the academe;
  3. capable in undertaking research, development and community engagement which could contribute to the industrial development of the country and the world;
  4. effective in innovating, developing, and adopting new directions in their field of activities coupled with commitment to national and global responsibility.
  5. prepared to advance in their chosen career paths by utilizing their technical, communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills;
 
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