Faculty of Engineering
Key Features and Field of Study
Mechanical and Electrical Systems Engineering
Mechanical and Electrical Systems Engineering is concerned with the intelligent technology platforms needed to address global challenges in areas such as the environment, energy efficiency, mobility, infrastructure, sustainability, population management, disaster prevention and relief, food production, and large energy generation systems. It is also the technology fueling innovation in fields such as electrical vehicles, industrial robots, drones, AI-driven machinery, and motor-related solutions. Recognizing this diversity, KUAS offers a high degree of flexibility in academic specialization so that students can be exposed to a wide range of knowledge and expertise in the various fields demanded of professionally-balanced engineers. Our courses cover such topics as Design, Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Measurement, Control, Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Materials, Ionics, Electromagnetics, Actuators, Power and Energy Systems, Microelectronic Technologies and Devices, Integrated Circuits and Embedded Systems, Signal Analysis, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.
A Unique Curriculum That Allows Students to Challenge Themselves from Day One
One major educational objective of KUAS’ engineering program is to connect theory and practice in real-world applications. From the first year, KUAS provides practical coursework as a significant component of courses across the curriculum. During their four years of study students have many opportunities to develop their skills and learn how to apply them effectively in their future professional careers. Furthermore students can select courses with practical content that appeals to their interests, from dynamic mechanical systems (where one challenge is to create an inverted-pendulum robot), to courses focusing on software systems (for example, providing users with live feedback of information captured from sensors). Through these courses students are able to follow their interests and curiosity independently, nurturing and developing substantial engineering skills that lead to practical, creative solutions.
Innovative Team-Based Learning - The Capstone Program
This connection, between developing both fundamental knowledge and the mindset to apply that knowledge creatively, is present throughout the curriculum and culminates in our innovative capstone program. As an alternative to a final research project, KUAS students engage “in the field” with real-world problems and engineering issues proposed by our partner companies. Students collaborate within small teams to devise creative solutions to these problems, using the in-depth knowledge and experience acquired throughout their coursework. The capstone program therefore gives our students a unique experience and understanding of the issues facing real-world industry today. To prepare for this challenge, students engage in a similar pre-capstone program during their third year.