MDP Program Learning Outcomes

The program has been carefully designed to prepare students for the profession of mechanical engineering through study, practice, and experience. The design of the program has been made under the department’s five study concentrations; Manufacturing and Materials, Solid Mechanics, Dynamics and Control, Design and Industrial Engineering. The program objective is to prepare graduates to have successful career in mechanical engineering with a high degree of professionalism  and capabilities to apply practical knowledge, and ability to continuously develop their skills throughout their careers. Based on these objectives and looking at the adopted graduate attributes in NARS 2018, the following Program learning outcomes ( PLOs) have been developed

The graduate should work professionally in both mechanical and thermal systems areas with good understanding of standard codes, professional and ethical responsibilities

The graduate should have capabilities to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering, use the appropriate techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools to solve mechanical engineering problems

The graduate should have skills to formulate engineering problems,  conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data

The graduate should develop knowledge and professional skills to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

The graduate should have skills to communicate effectively and  function on multidisciplinary teams and can display leadership quality with capabilities of strategic decision making

The graduate should have the ability to engage in life-long learning

The graduate should have knowledge of contemporary issues to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

The graduate should have knowledge and ability to solve applied engineering problems related to the department five concentrations: Manufacturing and Materials, Solid Mechanics, Dynamics and Control, Design and Industrial Engineering

NARS-2018 Competencies (adopted as Graduate Attributes)

Level-A: Engineering

The Engineering Graduate must be able to

Master a wide spectrum of engineering knowledge and specialized skills and can apply acquired knowledge using theories and abstract thinking in real life situations

Apply analytic critical and systemic thinking to identify, diagnose and solve engineering problems with a wide range of complexity and variation

Behave professionally and adhere to engineering ethics and standards

Work in and lead a heterogeneous team of professionals from different engineering specialties and assume responsibility for own and team performance

Recognize his/her role in promoting the engineering field and contribute in the development of the profession and the community

Value the importance of the environment, both physical and natural, and work to promote sustainability principles

Use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Assume full responsibility for own learning and self-development, engage in lifelong learning and demonstrate the capacity to engage in post- graduate and research studies;

Communicate effectively using different modes, tools and languages with various audiences; to deal with academic/professional challenges in a critical and creative manner

Demonstrate leadership qualities, business administration and entrepreneurial skills

Level-B: Mechanical

In addition to the Competencies for All Engineering Programs the BASIC MECHANICAL Engineering graduate and similar programs must be able to

Model, analyze and design physical systems applicable to the specific discipline by applying the concepts of: Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, solid Mechanics, Material Processing, Material Properties, Measurements, Instrumentation, Control Theory and Systems, Mechanical Design and Analysis, Dynamics and Vibrations

Plan, manage and carry out designs of mechanical systems and machine elements using appropriate materials both traditional means and computer-aided tools and software contemporary to the mechanical engineering field

Select conventional mechanical equipment according to the required performance

Adopt suitable national and international standards and codes; and integrate legal, economic and financial aspects to: design, build, operate, inspect and maintain mechanical equipment and systems


In addition to the competencies of all engineering and basic mechanical engineering, the Mechanical Design and Production Department must be able to have

An ability to support operational, tactical, strategic decision making and work out solutions that support complex industrial engineering problems