Mechanical Engineering

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Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines, offering students a wide range of career choices. Our curriculum is designed to provide students with core and specialized Mechanical Engineering units together with practical skills required to commence a professional career after graduation.

Diploma of Mechanical Engineering

The Diploma of Mechanical Engineering is a practical, hands-on, two-year full time program that enables students to develop strong technical, analytical and problem-solving skills necessary for a wide range of careers in the challenging field of Mechanical Engineering. In this program, students will safely use workshop tools, recognize basics of piping systems, pumps, turbo-machinery, and select and troubleshoot pumps and valves. In addition, students will be introduced to fundamentals of turbines, boilers, compressors, and refrigeration systems. The graduates of this program will be able to apply the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering and Mechatronics to Mechanical Engineering designs.

General Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply science and engineering fundamentals and industry-standard hardware and software tools to solving problems.
  • Prepare and conduct tests in the practice area, and analyze and interpret data.
  • Perform tasks and procedures in a support role.
  • Read and produce engineering drawings.
  • Understand and apply relevant standards and codes of practice.
  • Identify and apply engineering design principles of a standardized nature.
  • Appreciate and apply the principles of health and safety in the workplace.
  • Recognize the impact of engineering practice in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.
Diploma Plan
Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Name Pre-Requisites Credits Delivery
Lect. Lab
15FFSP110 English for Engineering N/A 3 3 0
15FMAT116 Engineering Mathematics I N/A 3 3 0
15FMAT119 Applied Physics N/A 3 3 2
15FMCE110 Mechanical Engineering Technology: Ethics and Practices N/A 3 3 0
15FMCE111 Engineering Drawings I N/A 3 3 0
Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Name Pre-Requisites Credits Delivery
Lect. Lab
15FMCE120 Mechanical Engineering Workshop I 15FMCE110 3 3 3
15FMAT127 Engineering Mathematics II 15FMAT116 3 3 0
15FMCE121 Thermal Engineering 15FMAT116 15FMAT119 3 3 2
15FMCE122 Mechanical Engineering Materials 15FMCE110 3 3 2
15FMCE123 Introduction to Electrical Equipment and Components 15FMAT116 15FMAT119 3 3 2
Semester 3
Unit Code Unit Name Pre-Requisites Credits Delivery
Lect. Lab
15FMCE210 3D-CAD Modeling 15FMCE111 15FMCE122 3 3 0
15FMCE211 Engineering Fluids and Applications 15FMCE121 3 3 2
15FMCE212 Mechanical Engineering Workshop II 15FMCE120 3 3 3
15FMCE213 Engineering Mechanics 15FMAT127 15FMAT119 3 3 2
15FMCE214 Preventive Maintenance Techniques 15FMCE122 3 3 0
Semester 4
Unit Code Unit Name Pre-Requisites Credits Delivery
Lect. Lab
15FMCE220 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems 15FMCE211 3 3 2
15FMCE221 Pumps and Valves: Selection & Troubleshooting 15FMCE211 3 3 0
15FMCE222 Introduction to Mechatronics 15FMCE213 15FMCE123 3 3 2
15FMCE223 Energy Management 15FMCE211 3 3
15FMCE224 Engineering Project (PBL) 15FMCE212 3 3 3

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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical)

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical) degree is a two-year fulltime program for students who have completed an ACK diploma in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent. The degree is issued upon successful completion of all requirements, the students will be awarded a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical) from Australian College of Kuwait endorsed by Central Queensland University in Australia and is accredited by the Private Universities Council of Kuwait and has a provisional accreditation from Engineers Australia.

The program includes (16) units, distributed over four academic semesters. In addition, an optional internship unit is offered after the second semester to enrich the student practical experience. The graduates are qualified to work in a wide range of industries including oil & gas sector, Automotive, Heavy Machinery, HVAC and Construction.    

General Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Solve broadly-defined engineering problems using theory-based analytical techniques.
  • Design components and systems in the engineering discipline.
  • Work as part of a team to implement and complete engineering projects.
  • Design and implement tests in the practice area, and analyze and interpret data.
  • Supervise and mentor technical and non-technical support staff in the workplace.
  • Ensure health and safety in the workplace.
Bachelor Plan
Semester 1
ACK Unit Code Intl Unit Code Unit Name Pre-Requisite Credits
16SMCE310 ENEG11001 Engineering Skills * (PBL) N/A 3
16SMAT310 MATH11219 Engineering Mathematics N/A 4
16SMAT311 PHY11184 Engineering Physics A N/A 4
16SMCE311 ENEM12007 Statics & Dynamics N/A 3
Semester 2
ACK Unit Code Intl Unit Code Unit Name Pre-Requisite Credits
16SMCE320 ENEM13014 Thermodynamics 16SMAT310 16SMAT311 3
16SMCE321 ENEG12004 Engineering Design & Management  Planning * (PBL) 16SMCE310 6
16SMCE322 ENEC13010 Solid Mechanics 16SMCE311 3
16SMCE323 ENEG12005 Materials Science and Engineering 16SMAT310 16SMAT311 3
Semester 2 Summer
16SMCE333 New Unit Internship 16SMCE321
Complete 30 Credit Hours
Semester 3
ACK Unit Code Intl Unit Code Unit Name Pre-Requisite Credits
16SMCE410 ENTG13002 Project Planning (PBL) 16SMCE321 3
16SMCE411 ENEG12006 Engineering  Design & Management  Implementation (PBL) 16SMCE321 6
16SMCE412 ENEM12006 Fluid Mechanics 16SMCE320 3
16SMCE413 ENEM14013 Engineering Plant Design 16SMCE322 3
Semester 4
ACK Unit Code Intl Unit Code Unit Name Pre-requisite Credits
16SMCE420 ENEM13011 Fluid and Electrical Drive System * (PBL) 16SMCE411 16SMCE412 6
16SMCE421 ENTG13001 Project Implementation * (PBL) 16SMCE410 3
16SMCE422 ENEM14011 Energy Conversion 16SMCE412 3
16SMCE423 ENEM13013 Mechanical Systems 16SMCE413 3

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