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|
|WELDING & METALLIC
|WELDING & METALLIC
WORK AND COATING*
(*) 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
R: Required Course
U: University Course
One credit value is equivalent to 15 hours.