Bachelor 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. The Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program in the College of Engineering at the United Arab Emirates University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, For more details on this program, click here.

Program Objectives

  • Our graduates will be be creative and self-motivated engineers, able to mentor others and to achieve advancements in their areas.
  • Our graduates will be qualified to achieve the goals of industry which will be recognized through the periodic promotions, leadership, reputation and additional responsibilities.
  • Our graduates will be expected to disseminate and implement codes of ethics and professional practice guidelines in resolving ethical dilemmas in their workplace.
  • Our graduates will possess the entrepreneurial abilities that qualify them to lead diverse and healthy economy and create a culture of innovation in their workplace.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering sciences.
  • (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • (c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • (d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • (g) an ability to communicate effectively.
  • (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • (l) a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in entrepreneurial activities.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 147 hours

General Education (Req. CH:42)

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Islam (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ISLM100Islamic Culture3.000

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Ethics (2.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GENG215Engineering Ethics  12.000
1 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - English Communication Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ESPU107Introduction to Academic English For Engineering3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Information Literacy (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GEIL101Information Literacy3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Thinking Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS110Scientific Research Skills3.000
CSBP119Algorithms and Problem Solving3.000
PHI180Critical Thinking  23.000
PSY105Creative & Innovative Thinking Skills3.000
2 : IBLC - Inquiry based learning courses must be taken within first 30 credit hours

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Emirates Society (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS105Emirates Studies3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Humanities/Fine Arts (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARCH340History and Theory of Architecture3.000
HIS133Introduction to Art History3.000
HSR120Introduction to Heritage & Culture3.000
HSR130Introduction to Language & Communication3.000
LIT150Introduction to Literature3.000
LNG100Introduction to Linguistics3.000
LNG110Language, Society & Culture3.000
MSC200Introduction to Mass Media3.000
MSC240World and Arab Media3.000
PHI101Introduction to Philosophy3.000
PHI270Philosophy of Education3.000
PHI271History and Philosophy of Science3.000
TRS200Introduction to Translation3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Social and Behavioral Sciences (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GENG315Engineering Economics  33.000
3 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 3: The Human Community - The Global Experience (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
AGRB360Global Agri-food Trade3.000
ARCH346Contemporary World Architecture3.000
BIOE240Principles of Environmental Science3.000
GEO200World Regional Geography3.000
HIS120Arab & Islamic Civilization3.000
HIS121World History: Origins to 15003.000
HIS125Contemporary Civilization3.000
PSG250Principles of International Relations 3.000

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Mathematics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MATH1110Calculus I for Engineering  43.000
4 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Natural Sciences (7.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CHEM111General Chemistry I3.000
PHYS1110Physics I for Engineering   54.000
5 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 5: Capstone Experience (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MECH585Graduation Project I3.000
MECH590Graduation Project II  63.000
6 : Also counts towards the Major


College of Engineering

Required Courses (26.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CHEM175Chemistry Lab I for Engineering1.000
GENG220Engineering Thermodynamics3.000
MATH1120Calculus II for Engineering3.000
MATH2210Differential Equations for Engineering 3.000
MATH2220Linear Algebra for Engineering3.000
MECH390Engineering Materials3.000
PHYS1120Physics II for Engineering 4.000
ELEC330Computer Programming3.000
STAT210Probability and Statistics3.000


Mechanical Engineering

Required Courses (67.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ELEC372Electro-Mechanical Devices2.000
MECH305Mechanics of Materials3.000
MECH306Manufacturing Processes3.000
MECH311Applied Thermodynamics3.000
MECH315Geometric Modeling2.000
MECH340Fluid Mechanics3.000
MECH348Fluid Mechanics Lab1.000
MECH350Introduction to Mechatronics3.000
MECH384Mathematics for Mech. Eng.3.000
MECH433Introduction to Computer Aided Manufacturing2.000
MECH407Machine Design I3.000
MECH409Dynamic Systems & Control3.000
MECH411Heat Transfer3.000
MECH412Machine Design II3.000
MECH417Kinematics Design of Machinery3.000
MECH426Thermofluid System Design & Analysis3.000
MECH430Thermal Engineering Lab1.000
MECH440Design and Manufacturing Lab1.000
MECH450System Dynamics Lab1.000
MECH495Industrial Training15.000


Basic Sciences Electives

Student should take one course from this group (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHYS235Waves and Optics3.000
PHYS250Modern Physics3.000
CHEM282Organic Chemistry for Non-Majors3.000
BIOC100Basic Biology I3.000


Elective Mechanical Engineering Specialization Requirements

A student must successfully complete 9 credit hours (3 courses) from any of the following 4 groups. (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours

Bioengineering (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MECH520Selected Topics in Bioengineering3.000
MECH525Introduction to Bioengineering3.000

Design and Manufacturing (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MECH540Selected Topics in Design & Manufacturing3.000
MECH541Non-conventional Manufacturing3.000
MECH542Introduction to Composites Design & Manufacturing3.000
MECH543Introduction to Rapid Tooling3.000
MECH545Maintenance Engineering3.000
MECH547Intermediate Mechanics of Material3.000

Thermo-Fluids (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MECH510Selected Topics in Thermal Sciences3.000
MECH512Intermediate Heat Transfer3.000
MECH513Air Conditioning Systems 3.000
MECH514Heat Engines3.000
MECH516Energy Management3.000

Mechatronics and Control (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MECH506Control Engineering 3.000
MECH530Selected Topics in Mechatronics3.000
MECH531Introduction to Robotics3.000
MECH532Design of Mechatronics Systems3.000
MECH533Mechanical Vibration3.000

Aerospace (Student not allowed to take more than two courses from this group) (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MECH550Introduction to Aerospace Engineering3.000
MECH551Foundations of Aerodynamics3.000
MECH552Aircraft Structures3.000
MECH553Flight Dynamics, Stability and Control3.000
MECH554Aerospace Propulsion3.000