Courses Catalogue

Design Of Machine Elements I

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Mechanical Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

One of the driving forces in development is that of creativity and perfection. In this course, students will learn the fundamental aspects which are required in the world of entrepreneurship. This course is central to developing students’ ability to analyze, design and/or select machine elements and therefore involves economic, societal, safety and manufacturing aspects. In addition to technological considerations, the team projects help develop the ability to work in teams, address open-ended engineering problems and written communication via reporting the results.


At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  •   To introduce students to the design and theory of common machine elements and to give students experience in solving design problems involving machine elements.
  •    To synergize forces, moments, torques, stress and strength information to develop the ability to analyze, design and/or select machine elements - with attention to
  • safety, reliability, and societal and fiscal aspects.
  •    To require the student to prepare professional quality solutions and presentations to effectively communicate the results of analysis and design.
  • Learning Outcomes:
  • On completing this course, the student should be able to:
  •    The course builds on the students' previous fundamentals in mathematics, science, and engineering to help develop mechanical design methodology independently.
  •    The  creativity  developed  during  the  course  equips  the  student  to  become  good entrepreneurs.