Production Technology Applied Engineering

What you will study

Mechanical Engineering students start an excellent journey to progress into careers in industry leading companies around the world. The Department of Mechanical Applied Engineering has developed a new Applied Engineering Bachelor Degree program, accredited by Zueva, a German awarding body, and recognized by the Saudi Council of Engineers (SEC). Unique to this Applied Engineering College is that all subjects are delivered in English by a team of international experts. These factors create highly capable engineering professionals with both theoretical and active knowledge of Mechanical engineering, which gives our graduates the competitive edge in gaining employment in an exciting career.

Coursework, department facilities, community and industry will engage students in the fundamentals of critical thinking, communication and teamwork. The program emphasizes the best of engineering theory, professional practice, cutting edge software, design and control processes while utilizing instructional method in the way people learn best. The result will be highly capable engineering professionals with both theoretical and active knowledge of engineering.

This course provides students the design and manufacturing skills to produce the components of an end product. For example, components of a Motor Vehicle Engine will require design and manufacturing of pistons, crankshaft, valves or needs for mechanical system in other industries such as Automated Technologies.

Year 1

Semester 1

Module code Module Name Credit points Credit Hours
TM-EDR-1 Engineering Drawing 1 3 72
Module addresses graphical communication in engineering, conventions and rules of technical drawings and graphical presentations. From sketching to 3 view projections, isometric and diametric presentations the scope of engineering communication is explored using drafting boards and 2D-CAD software.
TM-WSF-1 Workshop Fundamentals (MMO) 1 3 54
In this module the manufacturing of parts defined by drawings are done in a workshop environment using manual tools and manual operated machines. Developing work plan and exposure to material constraints will give students a real experience for mechanical workshop operations. Aspects of health and safety rules are applied.
TM-IES-1 Inroduction to Engineering Science 3 54
Aim of this module is to understand scope and kind of engineering work, giving insight into knowledge and skill of engineering disciplines. Analyzing methods like practical experimenting, theoretical experimenting and observing are trained for technical problem solving. Students shall be motivated for their path in engineering studies.
CD-MAT-1 Applied Mathematics 1 4 54
The module is a stepping stone that enable students to consolidate basic mathematical principles in order to promote awareness of the applications of mathematics across a broad base of engineering studies. The module promotes student understanding and application of mathematical concepts and basic algebraic operations, geometry, algebra functions and their graphs.
CD-PHY-1 Applied Physics 1 4 54
The module introduces students to the application of physics concepts and ideas in a novel context while emphasising on the understand and acquisition of knowledge fundamental to a broad range of engineering studies. The course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills through simulated practicals to consolidate the application of basic principles which include, measurements, forces and motion. Specialisation topics offered facilitate the main engineering pathways include dynamics & projectile motion (Mech. & Elec. Eng.) and waves (ICT Eng.).
CD-ENG-1 English Language 1 7 180
CD-ENG-1 is the first of 6 modules that gradually prepare AEC students to plan, design, write and defend a bachelor thesis project; take the British Council Aptis test; and embark on a career in engineering equipped with the language skills and knowledge to do so successfully. The module focuses on English for Engineering Purposes, English for General Purposes and English for Academic Purposes as students move through A2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). One of focuses of the module is on writing simple and compound sentences and using this acquired knowledge to complete a variety of reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar tasks.
CD-ISL-1 Islamic Studies 1 2 36
Broaden the outlook of students with regard to work ethics through offering them objective and systematic knowledge of the major areas of “Islamic studies”. Moreover, familiarize the students with the importance of work and its place in human life and define the place of the students in conjunction with morality and action. Students are engaged in critical discussion of selected issues and understand how to be dynamic contributors to the society taking responsibilities and making decisions.
CD-ACS-1 Academic Competencies 1 2 36
CD-ACS-1 provides students with the academic study skills, competencies and knowledge needed to succeed at the AEC and assists them in preparing, presenting and submitting assessed work and engaging fully with college lessons, teachers and tasks. It provides an introduction to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel as well as Google Drive, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Forms and Google Sheets and various keyboard and typing skills.

Semester 2

Module code Module Name Credit points Credit Hours
TM-ELF-2 Electricity Fundamentals 2 36
Module gives insight to fundamental laws of electrical engineering and enables students to apply these for electric circuit analysis. Calculating and analysis of basic RLC circuits and the principles of electromagnetism will help to understand the use of electrical machines. Knowledge of semiconductor components will lead to basic electrical controls.
TM-EDR-2 Engineering Drawing 2 2 36
Following module “Engineering Drawing 1” students are brought to application of 3D-CAD programs like AutoCAD-INVENTOR. Body modeling rules, sketch constrains and 3D instructions will be applied to design complex parts and assemblies.
TM-WSF-2 Workshop Fundamentals (MMT) 2 4 72
After part manufacturing in module “workshop fundamentals 1” the focus will be on assemblies of parts using means of a mechanical workshop. Metal forming procedures and assembly operations will be applied according to safety rules for mechanical workshops.
TM-IPE-2 Introduction to Production Engineering(MMT) 4 72
This module will sketch the path of production engineering and shall motivate and prepare students for various aspects of manufacturing processes and organization of technical processes. Group work projects shall demonstrate need for conventions and rules for technical communication and project management in setting up a production line.
CD-MAT-2 Applied Mathematics 2 4 54
The module consolidates previous learnt concepts to enhance students understanding and awareness of more complex mathematical principles, necessary for advancement into a range of engineering studies. It strongly emphasizes the development of essential understanding and skills in mathematical concepts, manipulation and solution of functions of trigonometry, exponential & hyperbolic, complex numbers, matrices and determinants.
CD-PHY-2 Applied Physics 2 4 54
This module consolidate previous concepts learnt and introduces further physics principles and how to apply these in everyday and technological settings within the respective engineering pathways. The module encourages deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods through the application of practical skills integrated with the theoretical topics studied which include; electricity, magnetism, electricity generation, forces, fields and motion.
CD-ENG-2 English Language 2 7 180
Building on CD-ENG-1, CD-ENG-2 is the second of 6 modules that gradually prepare AEC students to plan, design, write and defend a bachelor thesis project; take the British Council Aptis test; and embark on a career in engineering equipped with the language skills and knowledge to do so successfully. The module focuses on English for Engineering Purposes, English for General Purposes and English for Academic Purposes as students continue to move through A2 and approach B1 on the CEFR. Amongst other things, simple and compound sentences are revisited before focusing on writing complex sentences and paragraphs and using the newly acquired knowledge and skills to complete a variety of reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar tasks. The module culminates with students’ participation in a job fair where they have to write a CV, attend a job interview and organise the fair with fellow classmates and teachers.
CD-ACS-2 Academic Competencies 2 2 36
CD-ACS-2 builds on the skills, competencies and knowledge acquired in CD-ACS-1 whilst continuing to reinforce, solidify and provide the academic study skills, competencies and knowledge needed to succeed at the AEC and assists students in preparing, presenting and submitting assessed work and engaging fully with college lessons, teachers and tasks. It continues CD-ACS-1’s focus on Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel as well as Google Drive, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Forms and Google Sheets and various keyboard and typing skills albeit at a more advanced level.

Year 2

Semester 3

Module code Module Name Credit points Credit Hours
TM-AMS-3 Advanced Material Science and Testing incl Lab 3 3 72
The module focus is on knowledge of structure of matter and its physical and chemical behavior of engineering materials. Characterization, technological properties and testing methods will lead to a deeper understanding of material and enables to select material adequately for technological applications.
TM-MFC-3 Metal Forming incl Workshop 3 (MMO) 5 108
The exploration of forming and cutting technology by means of mechanical and hydraulic press machines will support understanding of material requirements and behavior for this technology. Machine and tool design requirements will affect part design optimization. Technology oriented design and work planning aspects are proven in workshop exercises.
TM-THD-3 Thermodynamics 3 54
Module covers principles of classical thermodynamics. Develops understanding of mass, energy, heat, work, efficiency, ideal and real thermodynamic cycles and processes. Covers first and second laws of thermodynamics, perfect gas law, properties of real gases, and the general energy equation for closed and open systems. Evaluation and analyzing thermal processes.
TM-CMA-3 Conventional Machining incl Workshop 5 126
The exploration of chipping technologies like turning, milling, drilling and grinding will expand technology related knowledge for material, machine and tool design. Work planning of machine operations are carried out and demonstrated on part processing exercises.
CD-MAT-3 Applied Mathematics 3 4 72
The module consolidates previous learnt concepts to advance student awareness and understanding of the application of mathematical principles in models used in optimizing of engineering systems that are deterministic and modeled using differential equations. It introduces differential equations and their solution, and relates the theory to physical systems and simple real world applications. Specialization topics which include Integration (Mech. Eng.), Laplace transform (Elect. Eng.) and discrete graphs (ICT Eng.) are also offered to facilitate specific mathematical concepts applied within the engineering specialization programs.
CD-ENG-3 English Language 3 5 108
Building on previous ENG modules, CD-ENG-3 continues to prepare AEC students to plan, design, write and defend a bachelor thesis project; take the British Council Aptis test; and embark on a career in engineering equipped with the language skills and knowledge to do so successfully. The module focuses on English for Engineering Purposes, English for General Purposes and English for Academic Purposes as students move through B1 on the CEFR. CD-ENG-3 introduces a variety of different paragraphs written for a variety of different reasons. Students are exposed to informal and formal writing along with the conventions of both and learn how to write formal and informal emails and how to write in internet chat rooms and forums and the etiquettes of this genre of writing. This prepares them for the Aptis test and also gives them an opportunity to consolidate what has been learnt in previous modules before moving on to writing longer prose such as reports in CD-ENG-4.

Semester 4

Module code Module Name Credit points Credit Hours
TM-CNC CNC Technology 6 126
In addition to conventional chipping technologies the application, handling and constrains of modern computerized NC machines are investigated. Complex operations starting from CAD drawings, transferred into NC code are carried out on modern automated production machines.
TM-AST-4 Assembly Technology and Welding 6 126
This module covers classification and requirements for assembly joints (detachable, non-detachable, form fit, force fit and material fit). Design rules are derived from different assembly technologies as well as alignment methods. Emphasis is put on welding as one of the predominant joining technology in engineering assemblies. Adequate exercises will use Gas, MIG am TIG welding techniques.
TM-MAE-4 Machine Elements 6 108
This module applies knowledge of mechanics, material science and physics for to analyze and evaluate stability of basic mechanic structures and their elements. Application of free body diagrams for problem solving and understanding of concepts of mechanical functional units will be used to evaluate material strength parameters and dimensions for machine elements for force and torque transfer. Foundation for stress analysis is laid.
CD-ENG-4 English Language 4 5 108
Building on previous ENG modules, CD-ENG-4 continues to prepare AEC students to plan, design, write and defend a bachelor thesis project; take the British Council Aptis test; and embark on a career in engineering equipped with the language skills and knowledge to do so successfully. The module focuses on English for Engineering Purposes, English for General Purposes and English for Academic Purposes as students continue to move through B1 on the CEFR. In CD-ENG-4, students are expected to begin writing multi-paragraph essays for a variety of different reasons and use this newly acquired knowledge and skills to complete a variety of reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar tasks.
CD-BE-1 Business Enterprise 1 2 36
In CD-BE-1, students are introduced to several business enterprise related topics and contexts. Students learn about how modern day businesses function and the principles of marketing and marketing strategies. In addition, students develop their knowledge and understanding of what an entrepreneur is and what entrepreneurship entails as well as learning about business plans and how to create successful ones. Several soft skills are embedded into the module which equip students with the skills they need at the AEC and in the workplace.
CD-TT-1 Train the Trainer 1 2 36
CD-TT-1 provides a basic understanding of a variety of different modern day teaching methodologies. Students choose a methodology of their choice and research and explore it in more depth. Using this newly-acquired knowledge, students prepare and deliver a presentation and short lesson and submit a written report in which they describe, evaluate and define their chosen methodology. Throughout the module, students are given ample opportunities to put the theory they learn into practice and acquire a variety of skills useful and transferable to the workplace.

Year 3

Semester 5

Module code Module Name Credit points Credit Hours
TM-SMQ-5 Standards, Metrology, Quality Management incl. Lab 5 4 90
This module will focus on the role of a quality inspection engineer and feeds specific knowledge for to operate and calibrate standard instruments of mechanical metrology. Principles of minimizing systematic and random errors of measurement will be applied in development of inspection planning. ISO-quality management system and its essential quality elements and procedures including the application of statistical methods in quality controls (Q-cards etc.) are evaluated.
TM-ENP-5 Engineering Project 6 108
In here various engineering projects (machines and mechanisms) will be completed by groups of students, applying project management principles for identifying, scheduling and controlling succession of work packages as well as carrying them out. Theoretical and practical results of solutions are presented and demonstrated.
TM-EHP-5 Electric Hydraulic Pneumatic incl workshop 5 3 72
This module covers principles and application of electric, hydraulic and pneumatic components in control circuits for machines or production lines. Practical exercises enhance knowledge for control applications. Advanced control circuits (PLC) for integration of automated processes are demonstrated.
TM-FLD-5 Fluid Dynamics 3 54
This module covers principles of fluid dynamics and its parameters and units. Applying laws of continuity equation, Bernoulli equation and understanding loss and friction, viscosities, laminar and turbulent flow, Reynolds numbers and affinity laws will solve problems of component layout and system constraints.
TM-MAS-5 Manufacturing Systems 3 72
This module will focus on the role of a production engineer and combines knowledge about material, processing technologies and production management constraints for a successful operation of a production line. Cost accounting aspects will contribute to better business decisions in planning capacity, volume and timing in a technical enterprise. Aspects of CAD-CAM, CQM, ERP, Tracking, Just-in-time, KANBAN and Sigma6 methods are dealt with case wise.
CD-ENG-5 English Language 5 3 72
Building on previous ENG modules, in CD-ENG-5, students continue to prepare to plan, design, write and defend a bachelor thesis project; take the British Council Aptis test; and embark on a career in engineering equipped with the language skills and knowledge to do so successfully. The module focuses on English for Engineering Purposes, English for General Purposes and English for Academic Purposes as students move through B1 on the CEFR. CD-ENG-5 exposes students to extended writing and writing reports and longer prose in preparation for CD-ENG-6 where they plan, conduct, write and defend their bachelor thesis project and use this newly acquired knowledge and skills to complete a variety of reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar tasks.
CD-BE-2 Business Enterprise 2 2 36
Building on CD-BE-1, CD-BE-2 introduces more business enterprise concepts and contexts. The module explores the importance of social media in the world of business today and how it can be used successfully by entrepreneurs and businesses. It also provides an introduction to accounting and project management. As in CD-BE-1, several soft skills are embedded into the module which equip students with the skills they need at the AEC and in the workplace.
CD-TT-2 Train the Trainer 2 2 36
CD-TT-2 builds on CD-TT-1 and likewise provides a basic understanding of a variety of different learning styles. Students are given the opportunity to choose a learning style of their choice and research and explore it in more depth. Using this newly-acquired knowledge, students prepare and deliver a presentation and short lesson and submit a written report in which they describe, evaluate and define their chosen learning style. Throughout the module, students are given ample opportunities to put the theory they learn into practice whilst acquiring a variety of skills that are transferable to the workplace.

Semester 6

Module code Module Name Credit points Credit Hours
TM-PL-6 Plant Management 2 36
This module focuses on plant operation, installation and maintenance of plant equipment. Applying operation research methods on logistic problems or bottle-neck management will be used to follow different strategies of maintenance, preventive maintenance, effects of score cards and process reliability, identification of wear and overload in equipment and tools. Understanding of equipment/tool life cycle management and various forms of maintenance contracting are supported by study cases.
TM-HS-6 Health and Safety 2 36
This module focuses on the role of a health and safety engineer applying current safety regulations of Saudi Arabia. Understanding safety technology strategies and management systems for H&S are required to create risk assessments for work processes and hazardous material handling. Adequate rules for workshop, equipment and machine operations are derived.
TM-EMX-6 Elective Module; LSDA or Autom. or Weld.Eng. 4 108
There are three elective modules offered for particular individual specializations. Students will enhance their knowledge and skills in the fields of welding or light structure design and assembly or production automation. Courses address specific set of knowledge to work in particular fields of industries in Saudi Arabia. Upon request of these branches content can be modified to enhance employability of our graduates.
TM-BAT Bachelor Thesis in Mechanical Engineering 15 0
Final module for to demonstrate accumulated knowledge and skills of an engineer to analyze a practical or theoretical production problem or apply a project planning scheme to a problem solution or evaluate different problem solutions or create a planning for a technical business or a technical organization.
CD-ISL-2 Islamic Studies 2 2 36
Building on previous Islamic Studies 1 module, students understand Human rights based on Islamic perspective focusing on the legal principles of human rights in Saudi laws and regulations. Furthermore, engage students in critical discussion of selected issues in human rights in Islam and introduce them to professional ethics. Additionally, provide the students with skills of professional ethical practice and help them to develop a sense of moral responsibility in professional practice.
CD-ENG-6 English Language 6 3 72
Building on previous ENG modules, in CD-ENG-6, students continue to prepare to plan, design, write and defend a bachelor thesis project; take the British Council Aptis test; and embark on a career in engineering equipped with the language skills and knowledge to do so successfully. The module focuses on English for Engineering Purposes, English for General Purposes and English for Academic Purposes as students continue to move through B1 and approach B2 on the CEFR. CD-ENG-6 focuses on the bachelor thesis and runs parallel to the students’ bachelor thesis project and supervision. Students are taken through the bachelor thesis process stage by stage (choosing a topic; writing an introduction and literature review; collecting and analyzing data; reporting and discussing results and findings; writing a conclusion and preparing for the colloquium) and use this newly acquired knowledge and skills to complete a variety of reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar tasks. The modules represents the final stage of preparation for the British Council Aptis test also.
CD-BE-3 Business Enterprise 3 2 36
Building on CD-BE-1 and CD-BE-2, CD-BE-3 explores business enterprise topics and concepts in further depth. Students learn about the important leadership skills needed to succeed in the workplace of tomorrow. They also learn how to prepare and present business plans and explore in more depth the skills and competencies needed to become a successful entrepreneur. The module also explores how to conduct a SWOT analysis, the skills required to become a successful business leader and the complexities of a global marketplace. As in CD-BE-1 and CD-BE-2, several soft skills are embedded into the module which equip students with the skills they need in the workplace.
CD-TT-3 Train the Trainer 3 2 36
In building on the knowledge and skills acquired in CD-TT-1 and CD-TT-2, CD-TT-3 explores a variety of different assessment strategies. Using this newly-acquired knowledge, the students prepare and deliver a presentation and short lesson and submit a written report in which they describe, evaluate and define their chosen assessment strategy. Throughout the module, students are given ample opportunities to put the theory they learn on the module into practice. They also acquire a variety of skills that are transferable to the workplace.

Company Field Practice

Module code Module Name Credit points Weeks
CD-OJT On the Job Training 12 12
The On the Job Training module is an extremely important component of the student employment journey. Through real-life experiences it enhances student awareness of industry needs, expectations and work-based competencies. Also, it will provide our students with work-based opportunities where they can apply what they learn in the classroom workshop. On the Job Training is an avenue for our students to develop non-technical skills including communication and interpersonal skills. The OJT module is the first step towards develop meaningful graduate employments through the development of an industry connection.