Mechanical Engineering

Kiron Mechanical Engineering Study Track provides the fundamental scientific and technical knowledge in the field of engineering at an entry level. It starts with the basics in subjects such as mathematics, physics and chemistry. These are followed by more technical foundations in mechanics, materials science, thermodynamics, electronics and manufacturing technologies. Interdisciplinary skills in project management, quality management and business administration are also covered to different extents.

 

Through the study track Kiron aims to establish an engineering perspective amongst its students based on the knowledge provided in different subjects. Accordingly, in the end of their Kiron studies, students are expected to demonstrate the following essential skills and mindset while facing real-world challenges and problems:

  • explaining them scientifically and illustrating them in representative models
  • approaching them analytically and draft engineering solutions

Example
Physics is the first module in the core part of Mechanical Engineering Study Track at Kiron.

Name:  Physics
Workload: 6 CP

Description
The module covers the essential theories, laws and mathematical foundations of mechanics, optics, atomic and nuclear physics.

Topics include:

  • Mechanics: Force, gravity, momentum, motion, work and energy
  • Oscillations and Waves: Harmonic oscillations, natural oscillations, interference, resonance
  • Optics: Nature of light, geometric optics, wave optics
  • Electricity: Electrostatics, electromagnetism
  • Atomic and nuclear physics: Atomic model, nuclei and radioactivity

Module Learning outcomes

After successfully completing this module, students will be able to:

  • explain the concepts of force, momentum, gravity and analyze their effects on a a point mass
  • explain the conservation of energy through the concepts of mechanical energy and work
  • differentiate types of oscillations and describe the simple harmonic motion
  • describe the basic wave phenomena and identify them in different physical systems
  • describe the nature of light and its propagation both as a wave and a particle
  • demonstrate the image formation through lenses and mirrors
  • define the electromagnetic properties and concepts such as charge, field, potential, current and state the laws of electromagnetism
  • describe the physical properties of the atomic nucleus and the origin of radioactivity

MOOCs

How Things Work: An Introduction to Physics, by University of Virginia

RiceX: AP® Physics 1, by Rice University