Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
AUM American University of Malta
EUR 2,500 / per semester *
Earliest start date
* plus one-time admission fee: 1000 EUR + registration fee: 100 EUR/semester + activity fee: 100 EUR/semester
Mechanical Engineers design and manufacture everything from smaller devices such as microwaves to larger systems such as automobiles and spacecraft. Mechanical Engineering applies mathematics, physics, and the principles of material science to the analysis, design, manufacture, and maintenance of mechanical systems. For this, a broad range of skills is needed, including the ability to model the mechanics of solids and fluids, as well as the flow of heat and energy.
Since these skills are required for virtually everything that is made, mechanical engineering is arguably the broadest and most diverse of engineering disciplines. Graduates of Mechanical Engineering programs pursue careers in a wide range of sectors, including the defense, biomedical, manufacturing, mining, and automotive industries. Mechanical Engineers play a central role in the aerospace, automotive design, and manufacturing industries, as well as in biomedical technology.
In the first two years, students will focus on completing the university’s General Education Program (42 US credits / 84 ECTS), which introduces five thematic areas: communication, data and quantitative literature, scientific inquiry, arts and humanities, and social sciences. In the third and fourth years, students will focus on topics relevant to their major.
The Mechanical Engineering Program objectives and indicators are:
Graduates become practicing engineers who contribute to and succeed and advance within their companies, institutes, or agencies.
Graduates succeed in graduate school in mechanical engineering or other fields that benefit from the skills and knowledge gained through their undergraduate education.
Graduates engage in life-long learning and acquire new knowledge and skills through practice and advanced education to adapt to the changing demands of the work environment throughout their careers.
- Mechanical Engineer at a biomedical firm.
- Defense Contractor for any branch of the military.
- Automotive Plant Technology Expert in the automobile industry.
Teaching & Assessment
Modules will be taught in traditional lecture and flipped classroom models.
The flipped classroom model will be applied for approximately half of the program coursework. Here, prior to attending class, students will view a set of recorded short lectures and take quizzes on that material. Lecture material will incorporate materials for various learning styles and take advantage of visualization opportunities readily available in this mode.
Students will then attend classes that are led by an on-site instructor who may clarify concerns on the material. The emphasis, however, is to lead in-class exercises that will cater to different learners through student-led exercises (problems, design projects, instructing on software, discussions). Often these sessions will be in a collaborative learning environment in which students work in small groups. In special cases, the instructor will provide supplementary lecture material. Out-of-class reading and homework assignments will then be assigned, submitted, and graded. Students also have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one instruction through office hours.
The remainder of the coursework will be taught in a standard classroom model of lectures with outside-of-class exercises, homework, and projects. In this mode, lectures will be provided during class periods. Lectures will incorporate materials with different learning styles and may include examples and/or student or instructor-led problem-solving. Office hours and, for some courses, problem recitations will be held to reinforce learning.
4-Year Degree Plan Outline
- ENG 101 English Composition 1
- MAT 120 Calculus I
- CHE 111 Introduction to General Chemistry (with lab)
- HIS 101 History of the Mediterranean
- ENR 102 Introduction to Engineering and Engineering Design
- ENG 102 English Composition 2
- SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
- BIO 101 Unity of Life (with Lab)
- MAT 130 Calculus II
- PHY 111 Physics with Calculus I (with lab)
- MAT 105 Introduction to MATLAB 1
- IEE 175 Computer Programming for Engineering Applications
- CIE 214 Statics
- MAT 220 Calculus III
- PHY 240 Introductory Electricity and Magnetism (with Lab)
- REL 101 Religious Worlds in Comparative Perspective
- MAT 205 Introduction to MATLAB 2
- MEE 250 Dynamics
- CIE 210 Engineering Graphics
- MEE 207 Elements of Electrical Engineering
- COM 101 Introduction to Multicultural Communication
- MEE 301 Engineering Analysis
- MAT 301 Differential Equations
- ATH 101 Arts of the Mediterranean
- MEE 230 Introduction to Thermodynamics
- MEE 224A Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials and Lab
- MEE 300 Instrumentation Laboratory
- MEE 252 Dynamics of Machines
- MEE 313 Mechanical Engineering Design Laboratory
- MEE 331 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
- MEE 302 Numerical Methods
- MEE 324B Engineering Component Design
- MEE 331R Fundamental of Materials for Engineers
- PHI 102 Applied Ethics
- MEE 400 Senior Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
- MEE 432 Heat Transfer
- PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
- MEE 460 Mechanical Vibrations
- MEE 442 HVAC System Design
- MEE 489A Cross-Disciplinary Design I
- MEE 455 Control System Design
- MEE 445 Renewable Energy Systems and Analysis
- MEE 452 Planar Multibody Dynamics with Applications
- MEE 462 Composite Materials
- MEE 495S Mechanical Engineering Senior Colloquium
- MEE 498B Cross-Disciplinary Design II
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
Scholarships based on three types: merit (high academic performance) or athlete or financial need.