Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest and oldest branches of engineering and can require work that ranges from the design and manufacture of very fine and sensitive instruments with micro and nano scales, to the design and fabrication of huge power plants. The ME program emphasizes a fundamental approach to engineering in which the student learns to identify needs, define problems and apply basic principles and techniques to obtain a solution. This philosophy is incorporated in the classroom lectures, laboratory activities, design projects and research. ME graduates are expected to deal with moving devices and complex systems. Students learn about materials, design, manufacturing, solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, control, and instrumentation, to understand mechanical systems. Specialized ME subjects include energy conversion, energy management, air conditioning, turbumachinery, composite materials and materials processing, combustion, fracture mechanics, selected topics in mechatronics and vibration, control engineering, introduction to robotics, selected topics in manufacturing and design, maintenance engineering, biomechanics and selected topics in bioengineering. (Total credit hours is 30 for theses and 33 for no-theses).

Program Objectives

  • Foster high quality graduate level mechanical engineering education and research and generate graduates with high levels of competence in fundamental and applied concepts of mechanical engineering.
  • Prepare graduates for successful careers in industry and/or academia and to promote and instil ethical practice and life-long learning.
  • Enrich the research collaboration between the university and the industrial sectors in the country and worldwide.
  • Graduate professionals and leaders in the global industries.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge and skills ethically for solving mechanical engineering problems and drawing conclusions.
  • Conduct mechanical engineering studies utilizing experimental, computer software and other modern tools.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to present technical and research work.
  • Conduct independently and with a team quality scientific and applied research.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 30 hours

Mechanical Engineering

Required Courses (15.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ELEC620Analytical Techniques in Engineering3.000
ELEC600Numerical Methods in Engineering3.000
MECH615Advanced Dynamics and Control3.000
MECH630Advanced Solid Mechanics3.000
MECH650Advanced Fluid Mechanics3.000

Elective Courses - 9CH for Thesis and 18CH for Non-Thesis (18.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MECH612Advanced Mechanical Vibrations3.000
MECH613Advanced Robotics & Vibrations3.000
MECH614Advanced Control Systems3.000
MECH622Theory of Elasticity & Plastic3.000
MECH633Finite Element Methods3.000
MECH626Fatigue & Fracture Mechanics3.000
MECH632Advanced CAD/CAM3.000
MECH635Advanced Manufacturing Engineering3.000
MECH645Advanced Heat Transfer3.000
MECH654Advanced Thermodynamics3.000
MECH655Dynamics of Viscous Fluids3.000



Required Courses (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MECH660Mechanical Engineering Seminar0.000
MECH690Thesis0.000 - 6.000