The programs at ACM are designed to equip students with experiential learning and skills demanded by the job market, in addition to preparing them for higher studies. Fourteen engineering and technology labs are available at the college and are all equipped with appropriate equipment and technologies.
Design and Development Lab
This lab is used for the capstone projects of Electrical Engineering Technology and Computer Engineering Technology programs. The students use PCB Prototyping to design and manufacture printed circuit boards based projects. The lab is equipped with modern equipment such as a projector, two whiteboards, two 3D printers, a 3D scanner, and four advanced soldering stations.
Digital Circuits Lab
This lab is dedicated to designing and implementing digital logic circuits: Quartus II software is used for designing and simulating digital circuits and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) boards are used for testing the designed circuits.
Electrical Circuits and Systems Lab
The Electrical Circuits and Systems lab delivers a practical understanding of electrical engineering fundamentals with a focus on both DC and AC circuits, in addition to other applications such as residential wiring, design, and build of electrical filters. The lab contains 10 workstations; each of them has two computers and a main hardware used for supplying and measuring AC/DC electrical circuits, which includes: DC power supply, Digital Multimeter, Function Generator, and Oscilloscope.
Electronic Design Lab
In this lab, Electronic circuit configurations are simulated and built by students to examine their characteristics. During these experiments, the students wire electronic circuits on breadboards based on schematics and simulate the behavior of several electronic circuits configurations. The Lab is divided into 10 workstations, each equipped with two computers and the fundamental equipment for the EET program which are: DC power supply, Digital Multimeter, Function Generator, and Oscilloscope.
Embedded Systems Lab
In this Lab, students design and implement systems based on a PIC16F877A Microcontroller using the EasyPIC Development Board. Students use assembly language and C programming language to write programs that will run and control the peripherals of the EasyPIC Development Board.
Engineering Technology Fundamentals
The Engineering Technology Fundamentals Lab is used to explain the fundamentals of Engineering Technology including the basics of coding, drawing, and computing. The experiments done in this lab are aimed to enhance the first year engineering student’s critical thinking, problem solving skills and designing ability. Several programs are utilizing this lab including Industrial, Mechanical and Computer Engineering Technology.
The Ergonomics Lab is used to conduct measurements of both physical and cognitive ergonomics (human body and brain). The experiments done in this lab are aimed to design a better interface between humans and machines where students will take into consideration the human abilities and limitations to design the appropriate work environment.
Manufacturing and Prototyping Lab
Our Manufacturing and Prototyping lab is equipped with state of art equipment, which includes Boxford 190VMC 3D Vertical Machining Centre, Boxford CNC 160 TCLi Lathe Machine, MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer scanner, and EinScan-S 3D printer.
The Lab Involves comprehensive survey of machine tools as they are used in converting work pieces into finished products with the consideration of cost, quality, quantity, interchangeability and safety requirements. The Lab helps the students gain fundamental knowledge in CNC machines, basic CNC programming and to design & Fabricate their capstone Projects with the aid of these machines.
The Latest 3D Printer and 3D Scanner provides a technical platform for learning and to convert students’ creative ideas to innovation.
Material Testing Lab
Material Testing lab is dedicated to testing mechanical properties of common engineering material using specialized tools. Students learn through this lab how to conduct fundamental engineering metrology measurements. Test machines are also available to do extensive testing on the mechanical properties of metals, ceramics and polymer materials. Commonly used software in the lab include AutoCAD and SolidWorks.
Mechanical Design Lab I
Serving Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Technology programs, this Lab grants students the opportunity to learn systematic design methodology and the technique to use CAD software.
The lab includes 33 personal computers, all equipped with AutoCAD and SolidWorks.
The learning in this lab involves designing and generating 3D computer models (mainly mechanical parts), preparation of working drawings including geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), and using the interactive computer graphics system. In addition, the activities done in the lab also include performing simulations and analysis that put future designers to test and optimizing and determining mechanical product resistance and other characteristics.
Mechanical Design Lab II
This lab serves the students enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Technology and Industrial Engineering Technology programs. Students can practice 2D and 3D drawing techniques individually, using AutoCAD and SOLIDWORKS software, as a part of engineering graphics, mechanical modeling, and design courses. The lab is also equipped with a 3D printer so students can make prototypes of their designs, practice product assembly, and understand the significance and application of additive manufacturing in industry and everyday life.
This lab contains technological devices and computers that are organized in four network racks. Each rack contains, in addition to PCs, two Cisco switches and one Cisco router that are used to simulate a real computer network environment. The lab also contains nine Cisco Access Points and six MikroTik Wireless Routers to configure wireless networks.
This laboratory contains dedicated equipment to perform experiments demonstrating the principles of elementary statics and dynamics including kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, energy, momentum, conservation principles, Speed of sound and rotational motion. The lab equipment include: Free Fall Apparatus, Projectile Motion Apparatus, Inclined Plane Apparatus, Roller Coaster Apparatus, Thermal Conduction Apparatus, Speed of Sound Apparatus, Air Track Apparatus, and Variable-g Pendulum Apparatus.
Power and Control Lab
The Power and Control Lab is used for Electrical Power & Control courses. This Lab focuses on the introduction of magnetic material, transformers, power conditioning equipment, motors, and single-phase and three-phase power systems. Motor control devices, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), PLC input and output devices, and power systems communications and monitoring are also introduced. This lab contains 20 computers, 2 sets of LabVolt workstations, and 4 sets of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) equipment.