MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

1.      GENERAL PURPOSE

Teaching in the Mechanical Engineering is aim at training teachers of mechanical engineers with the skills required to meet the challenges of modern mechanical construction and to meet the needs of the construction modern industries. Students will learn the techniques of designing, manufacturing and maintaining. Similarly, it will allow the students to develop skills and expertise in the above areas.

 

2.      SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

At the end of the training, the student will be able to acquire:

  • Knowledge and skills required for the practice and teaching of professional subjects in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Know-how to design, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems
  • Coordinate and manage projects in Mechanical Engineering field
  • Carryout a technological, pedagogic or research project related to Mechanical Engineering.

3.      STRUCTURE OF THE DEPARTMENT

 

The mechanical engineering department trains student teachers in the 5 options indicated in the following figure:

    First Cycle   Second Cycle
         
MECHANICAL

ENGINEERING

(MEE)

  AUTOMOBILE

MECHANICS

(AM)

  AUTOMOBILE

MECHANICS

(AM)

       
  MECHANICAL

DESIGN

(MD)

  MECHANICAL

DESIGN

(MD)

       
  MECHANICAL

MANUFACTURING

(MM)

  MECHANICAL

MANUFACTURING

(MM)

       
  WELDING & METALLIC

CONSTRUCTION*

(WMC)

  WELDING & METALLIC

CONSTRUCTION*

(WMC)

       
  AUTOMOBILE BODY

WORK AND COATING*

(ABC)

   


 

(*) Options recommended for creation at the 2013 Syllabus/Programme Review Seminar.

 

4.      TERMS OF ADMISSION

 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers two levels of study programs:

 

– The first cycle, and

– The second cycle

 

The first cycle has duration of 3 years (6 semesters) ended with DIPET 1 graduation, while the second cycle has duration of 2 years (4 semesters) ended with DIPET 2 graduation.

 

4.1 DIPET 1

  • Access to Level100

To be admitted in the first-year, the candidates (holders of appropriate GCE/AL, Baccalaureat or equivalent) must successful to the competitive entrance annually launched by the Minister of Higher Education.

  • Access to Level 200

To be admitted in Level 200, the student must have completed 70% of the teaching units or 3/4 of the funds allocated to the lower level.

  • Access to Level 300

To be admitted in Level 300;

– Old student teachers must have completed all course units of Level 100 and have completed at least 70% of the teaching units of level 200 or three quarters of the appropriations at Level 200.

– Holders of BTS or HND (or equivalent) according to the specialty may be admitted into Level 300 based on the competitive entrance annually launched by the Minister of Higher Education.

 

4.2 DIPET 2

  • Access to Level 400

To be admitted in Level 400:

-Old student teachers must graduate amount the first third and be specially admitted by the Minister of Higher Education.

– Holders of an Engineer Diploma, a Bachelors Degree of Technology in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) must successful to the competitive entrance annually launched by the Minister of Higher Education.

 

  • Access to Level 500

To be admitted in level 500, students must have completed at least 70% of the teaching units level 400.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.      END OF CYCLE DIPLOMAS

 

5.1      DIPET 1

To obtain the DIPET I diploma:

  • The student from Level 100 must score 100% of the teaching of Level 200 and Level 300
  • The student with BTS or HND into Level 300 must score 100% of the teaching unit of Level 300

5.2      DIPET 2

To obtain the DIPET 2 diploma:

  • The student must score 100% of the teaching of Level 400 and Level 500

 

6.      LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION AND EVALUATION

The official language of instruction is English.

The evaluation is done intwo different phases; the first phase is the continuous assessment (C.A)which is 30% score and the second phase is the examination, which is 70% score. All the courses are compulsory.

 

7.      STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMS

The programs are organized in teaching modules (see table 1 below).

 

Each level of each option has 4 modules: two on the core courses (from the Department of Mechanical Engineering), one on the professional courses (from the Department of Sciences of Education) and one on the fundamental courses (from the Department of Fundamental Sciences).

 

Courses are structured into Teaching Units, which may include:

 

  • Core Courses
  • Complementary Courses
  • Professional Courses

 

The following abbreviations appear on the structures of the programs:

 

GC:     General Course

PC:     Professional Course

CC:     Complementary Course

CV:     Credit value

L:        Lecture hours

T:        Tutorials;

P:        Practicals

R:        Required Course

U:        University Course

 

One credit value is equivalent to 15 hours.