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Automotive Engineering program

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  • Program Description
  • Career Prospects
  • Program Concentrations
  • Program Objectives
  • Courses
  • Program Study Plan

Program Description

The automotive engineering program will equip the students with the knowledge and skills required to the needs in the advanced areas of automotive industry both locally and globally. The program is designed to meet the great advancements in the fields of vehicle design, dynamics, powertrain, control systems and maintenance engineering. The automotive industry is one of the key industries that boosts economies for developing and developed countries.

Career Prospects

Automotive engineering career opportunities are increasingly in high demand for both individual mobility and transportation of goods and people. The potential careers in vehicle design is expanding specially for the automotive assembly feeding industries. The emerging companies that works on automotive intelligence and control systems are expanding and Egypt is becoming one of the main hubs for automotive embedded systems that is acquiring more automotive engineers with the right skills. With the environmental challenges and new trends for automotive powered systems, engineers with good computational methods and software packages skills as well as practical testing knowledge are globally and locally in demand for new technologies validation and verification. With the growth of the number of cars, the maintenance engineering for automotive careers will be always needed for passenger, commercial and earth moving equipment. Finally, there will be always a chance for race cars enthusiasts to pursue their careers knowing that Ain Shams University participates annually in multiple international car racing events such as Formula Student.  

Program Concentrations

The program qualifies its graduates to work as automotive engineers by large and students can select from four fields concentrations to suit the graduate career intentions. As all industrial automotive product development is carried out in team-based environment, the graduation project is used to provide a work environment that closely resembles that found in industry where students work a team composed of many different competencies.

The student may choose three courses where two courses are picked from the same concentration, and the third course is picked from another concentration. The automotive engineering concentrations are:

1. Maintenance and Manufacturing: This concentration provides the student with the required knowledge to construct the layout of an automotive service for optimum jobs handling. Furthermore, vehicles manufacturing, and assembly production lines are studied to understand the process workflow in addition to the associated quality control. Additionally, vehicles repair, and painting techniques are addressed.

2. Performance: This concentration aims to address the modern technologies of commercial vehicles and earth moving equipment in terms of design and performance. Race cars, in addition to motorcycles and tricycles, engineering and their components are studied.

3. Powertrain: Engine management is studied in terms of control scheme, sensors, fuel map and tuning. Engine emissions are analysed where the components of the exhaust gas are identified and neutralized. Different alternative fuels are studied while highlighting their main advantages and disadvantages. Also, vehicle powertrain concepts are dynamics are addressed.

4. Automotive Mechatronics (Autotronics): Considering their vital rule in the present smart vehicles, different automotive mechatronic systems (e.g. X-By-Wire systems) are introduced and studied highlighting their components, control logics, fail-safe and fault-tolerance schemes. Moreover, the communication (i.e. network) between the different systems and each other is addressed.

 Program Objectives

In addition to the competences for all Engineering Programs (A-Level) and the competencies for the Mechanical Discipline (B-Level), the Automotive Engineering Program graduate must be able to (C-Level):

  • * C1: Identify and discuss vehicles as complex systems from technical and social perspectives through a broad platform in automotive engineering
  • * C2: Analyse new technical challenges and create technical advancements in the automotive industry in four focus areas: powertrain, performance, autotronics and maintenance
  • * C3: Synthesize and evaluate automotive systems and products in terms of direct use and lifecycle analysis and take environmental and economic aspects into consideration
  • * C4: Utilize automotive-related IT and product development tools.
  • * C5: Demonstrate the skills needed to manage and contribute to team-based engineering activities and projects in a multi-discipline environment through application and practice.
  • * C6: Demonstrate additional abilities related to the field of the concentration within Automotive Engineering as listed below.
Concentration Graduate attributes
Maintenance and Manufacturing C6a. Blueprint an automotive service centre and/or workshop layout and analyse the vehicle production line.
Performance C6b. Identify the main components and design of commercial vehicles, earth moving equipment, race cars, motorcycles and tricycles, and analyse their performance.
Powertrain C6c. Define and analyse the general engine control scheme, identify the possible alternative fuels and demonstrate the powertrain components and their dynamics.
Automotive Mechatronics (Autotronics) C6d. Describe the different automotive mechatronic systems and programmatically apply the understanding of their control logic to exemplary real-life case studies.

Courses

In order to get a Bachelor of Science Degree in this program, and to satisfy the Program Competences, the following set of courses need to be completed.

Table 18 List of Automotive Engineering Program Requirements courses.

Code Course Title Credits and SWL Contact Hours
CH ECTS SWL Lec Tut Lab TT
University Requirements Courses 14 21 525 14 8 0 22
Faculty Requirements Courses 42 92 2300 36 25 14 75
General Mechanical Engineering Requirements Courses 63 110 2750 48 32 22 102
MEA311s Automotive Engineering 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEA312s Road Vehicle Dynamics 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEA314s Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
MEA221s Vehicle Design and Simulation (1) 3 6 150 2 2 2 6
MEA321s Vehicle Design and Simulation (2) 3 6 150 2 2 2 6
MEA331s Automotive Maintenance Engineering 3 6 150 2 0 3 5
MEA431s Automotive After Sales Services 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
MEA241s Automotive Engines 3 6 150 2 2 2 6
MEA341s Automotive Fuel Systems 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MEA342s Design and Simulation of Automotive Engines 3 6 150 2 2 2 6
MEA351s Automotive Mechatronic Systems 3 5 125 2 2 2 6
MEA451s Vehicle Safety Systems and Accident Analysis 2 4 100 2 1 2 5
CSE131s Computer Programming 3 6 150 3 0 2 5
Automotive Concentration Elective Course (1) 3 5 125 2 2 2 6
Automotive Concentration Elective Course (2) 3 5 125 2 2 2 6
Automotive Concentration Elective Course (3) 3 5 125 2 2 2 6
MEA491s Automotive Graduation Project (1) 3 7 175 1 0 6 7
MEA492s Automotive Graduation Project (2) 3 7 175 1 0 6 7
Total 170 320 8000 133 90 72 295
Automotive Concentration Elective
Maintenance And Manufacturing Concertation Elective
MEA432s Workshop Planning & Vehicle Repair Technologies 3 5 125 2 2 2 6
MEA461s Vehicle Manufacturing and Assembly 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP434s Quality Systems & Assurance 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Performance Concertation Elective
MEA411s Earth Moving Equipment and Commercial Vehicle Technology 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEA412s Race Car Technology 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEA413s Motorcycle and Tricycle Technology 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Powertrain Concertation Elective
MEA441s Engine Management Systems 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEA442s Alternative Fuels and Emissions Control Systems 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEA443s Powertrain Characterization & Measurement Syst. 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Automotive Mechatronics Autotronics Concertation Elective
CSE211s Introduction to Embedded Systems 3 5 125 2 2 2 6
MCT421s Embedded systems for Automotive 3 5 125 2 1 3 6
MEA452s Automotive Control Systems 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Total 170 320 8000 133 90 72 295

 

Program Study Plan

Code Course Title Credits and SWL Contact Hours Prerequisites
CH ECTS SWL Lec Tut Lab TT
Semester 1
PHM012 Mathematics (1) 3 5 125 3 2 0 5  
PHM021 Vibration and Waves 3 5 125 3 1 1 5  
PHM031 Statics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5  
MDP011s Engineering Drawing 3 6 150 1 3 2 6  
PHM041 Engineering Chemistry 3 5 125 2 1 2 5  
CSE031s Computing in Engineering 2 4 100 2 0 0 2  
Total 17 30 750 13 9 6 28  
Semester 2
PHM013 Mathematics (2) 3 5 125 3 2 0 5 ( PHM012 )
PHM022 Electricity and Magnetism 3 5 125 3 1 1 5  
PHM032 Dynamics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( PHM031 )
CEP011s Projection and Engineering Graphics 3 6 150 1 3 2 6  
MDP081s Production Engineering 3 5 125 2 0 3 5  
ENG011s Fundamentals of Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3  
Total 17 30 750 13 9 7 29  
Semester 3
PHM111 Probability and Statistics 2 4 100 2 2 0 4 ( PHM013 )
MDP151s Structures & Properties of Materials 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( PHM041 OR PHM041s OR PHM_041 OR PHM_041s )
MDP111s Mechanical Engineering Drawing 3 6 150 1 3 2 6 ( MDP011 )
MDP181s Manufacturing Technology (1) 3 5 125 3 0 2 5 ( MDP081 )
MEP111s Thermal Physics 2 4 100 1 2 0 3  
EPM116s Electrical Circuits and Machines 4 6 150 3 1 1 5 ( PHM022 OR PHM022s )
Total 16 29 725 12 9 6 27  
Semester 4
PHM112 Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis 4 6 150 3 2 0 5 ( PHM013 )
PHM131 Rigid Body Dynamics 2 4 100 2 2 0 4 ( PHM032 )
MDP112s Machine Construction 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( MDP111 )
MDP152s Metallurgy & Material Testing 3 5 125 3 1 1 5 ( MDP151 )
MEP211s Thermodynamics 4 6 150 3 2 1 6 ( MEP111 )
ECE215s Introduction to Electronics 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( PHM022s OR PHM022 )
Total 18 30 750 15 10 3 28  
Semester 5
MDP211s Machine Elements Design 4 8 200 3 2 2 7 ( MDP112 )
MDP212s Mechanics of Machines 4 6 150 3 3 1 7 ( PHM131 OR PHM131s )
MEP221s Fluid Mechanics and Turbo-Machinery 4 7 175 3 2 1 6 ( PHM112 OR PHM112s )
MDP251s Casting & Welding (1) 3 4 100 2 2 1 5 ( MDP152 )
MEA261s Introduction to Automotive 2 4 100 2 0 2 4  
Total 17 29 725 13 9 7 29  
Semester 6
MEA221s Vehicle Design and Simulation (1) 3 6 150 2 2 2 6 ( MDP211 )
MEA241s Automotive Engines 3 6 150 2 2 2 6 ( MEP211 )
MEP212s Heat Transfer 4 8 200 2 2 3 7 ( MEP211 )
MDP311s Mechanical Vibrations 4 7 175 3 2 1 6 ( PHM032 OR PHM032s )
MEP231s Measurement and Instrumentation 2 5 125 1 0 3 4  
Total 16 32 800 10 8 11 29  
Semester 7
MEA311s Automotive Engineering 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( MEA241 )
MEA312s Road Vehicle Dynamics 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( MDP311 )
MEA321s Vehicle Design and Simulation (2) 3 6 150 2 2 2 6 ( MEA221 )
MEA341s Automotive Fuel Systems 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( MEA241 )
CSE131s Computer Programming 3 6 150 3 0 2 5  
MCT211s Automatic Control 3 5 125 3 1 1 5 ( PHM112 OR PHM112s )
Total 18 32 800 14 9 6 29  
Semester 8
MEA314s Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( MEP221 )
MEA331s Automotive Maintenance Engineering 3 6 150 2 0 3 5 ( MEA261 )
MEA342s Design and Simulation of Automotive Engines 3 6 150 2 2 2 6 ( MEA241 ) AND ( MDP211 )
MEA351s Automotive Mechatronic Systems 3 5 125 2 2 2 6 ( CSE131 ) AND ( MCT211 )
MCT311s Hydraulics and Pneumatics Control 3 5 125 3 1 1 5 ( MEP221 OR MEP222 )
MDP232s Industrial Project Management 2 4 100 2 1 0 3  
Total 16 30 750 13 7 8 28  
Semester 9
MEA431s Automotive After Sales Services 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( MEA331 )
MEA451s Vehicle Safety Systems and Accident Analysis 2 4 100 2 1 2 5 ( MEA221 )
MEA491s Automotive Graduation Project (1) 3 7 175 1 0 6 7  
ASU111s Human Rights 2 2 50 2 1 0 3  
ASU112s Report Writing & Communication skills 3 4 100 2 2 0 4  
Automotive Concentration Elective Course (1) 3 5 125 2 2 2 6  
Automotive Concentration Elective Course (2) 3 5 125 2 2 2 6  
Total 18 31 775 13 9 12 34  
Semester 10
MEA492s Automotive Graduation Project (2) 3 7 175 1 0 6 7 ( MEA491 )
ASU114s Selected Topics in Contemporary Issues 2 2 50 2 0 0 2  
ASU113s Professional Ethics and Legislations 3 4 100 2 2 0 4  
MDP231s Engineering Economy 2 4 100 2 1 0 3  
Asu Elective A Course 2 3 75 2 1 0 3  
Asu Elective B Course 2 2 50 2 0 0 2  
Automotive Concentration Elective Course (3) 3 5 125 2 2 2 6  
Total 17 27 675 13 6 8 27