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  • About the Program

    Program Educational Objectives

    Program Educational Objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program are to produce graduates who will:

    • Demonstrate their success as mechanical engineers with the knowledge and technical skills necessary to serve the public and/or private sectors in both national and international industries.
    • Design, analyze, test and implement mechanical systems and processes while working individually or in teams.
    • Participate in life-long learning activities such as training, continuing education, or graduate studies.
    • Contribute to the development and the growth of local and global industries while upholding their ethical, social, and professional responsibilities.

    Student Outcomes

    The Mechanical Engineering program is specifically designed to provide the Mechanical Engineering graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the workplace and in the advanced studies.

    The undergraduate Mechanical Engineering curriculum includes a foundation of mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Engineering courses in fundamental areas constitute the core of the remaining curriculum. Several technical electives allow the undergraduate student to specialize somewhat or to pursue broader understanding. An internship program embeds the junior students to real-world working engineering environments. A senior capstone design experience culminates the curriculum.

    Upon completion of the Mechanical Engineering Program, graduates shall have:

    The following program outcomes describe competencies and skills that Mechanical Engineering students will acquire by the time of graduation. Mechanical Engineering graduates are expected to be able to:

    1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
    2. Design and conduct experiments and to analyze and interpret data.
    3. Design a system, process or component to meet desired needs.
    4. Function on multi-disciplinary teams.
    5. Identify, formulate, and solves mechanical engineering problems.
    6. Recognize and understand professional and ethical responsibility.
    7. Communicate effectively.
    8. Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
    9. Recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in lifelong learning.
    10. Have knowledge of current practices and contemporary issues in mechanical engineering.
    11. Use and apply techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools and simulation packages necessary for engineering practice.

    Enrollment and Graduation Data

    During the Academic Year 2015-16, the mechanical engineering program reported

    • BS degree enrollment: 325 students
    • BS degrees conferred: 36

    During the Academic Year 2014-15, the mechanical engineering program reported

    • BS degree enrollment: 309 students
    • BS degrees conferred: 23

    During the Academic Year 2013-14, the mechanical engineering program reported

    • BS degree enrollment: 277 students
    • BS degrees conferred: 15
  • Degree Requirements

    These courses can be chosen from set of courses in the major apart from the above courses (9 credits) and from any other program at the University for which you meet the entry requirements (9 credits). Alternatively, you can choose a Minor (6 courses) in a specialization other than English.

    Requirements Credit Hours
    University Requirements 30 credit hours
    College Requirements 36 credit hours
    Major Requirements 54 credit hours
    Major Electives 9 credit hours
    Open Requirements 6 credit hours
    Total 135 credit hours
  • Curriculum

    Mechanical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the design, construction and operation of machinery. It is an exciting field that encompasses all engineering aspects of almost everything that moves in the universe.

    Mechanical engineers are trained to help address and solve some of the world’s most pressing issues and problems such as energy, environment, robotics and advanced manufacturing, transportation on the ground, in the air, in and under water and in outer space – just to name a few from a long list of challenges facing our society. The cars and vehicles that we drive or ride on, the airplanes that we fly in, the ships, hovercrafts and submarines that we travel in and the space ships that take us to outer space and other planets are all mostly designed by Mechanical Engineers. However, that is just a subset of everything that Mechanical Engineers create.

    The Mechanical Engineering program at Abu Dhabi University has been developed according to the standards of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET). This ensures that graduates of the program will be uniquely qualified to design, analyze, and test wide-ranging solutions for state-of-the-art mechanical systems. The program provides Mechanical Engineering students with the opportunity to learn through a combination of theory and lab work. This mix of theory and practical application allows students to think things through and then apply their ideas in a variety of real life situations. Students also learn to diagnose problems and develop a variety of solutions.

    The program curriculum has been designed to provide a balanced education in the design, analysis and hands on experience. It is a challenging four-year curriculum that integrates courses in mathematics, physics and mechanical engineering to produce a professional engineer capable of designing and analyzing all aspects of modern mechanical systems. The program emphasizes a number of areas of technology including aerospace, thermal power, materials and manufacturing and mechatronics.

    Total Credit Hours: 135

    General Education Requirements 30 Cr. Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Cr. Hours
    ARL 100 Communication Skills in Arabic I No Prerequisite 3
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking UNS 102 + ENG 200 2
    ENG 100 English I TOEFL 500 3
    ENG 200 English II C grade in ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    ENG 305 Technical Communications for Engineering & Science ENG 200 3
    ISL 100 Islamic Culture No Prerequisite 3
    MTT 102 Calculus I C grade in MTT 101 or MPT 3
    PSY 201 General Psychology ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    STT 100 General Statistics  No Prerequisite 3
    UNS 102 University Study Skills Nil 1

     

    Degree Requirements 36 Cr. Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Cr. Hours
    MTT 200 Calculus II MTT 102 3
    MTT 201 Calculus III MTT 200 3
    MTT 204 Introduction to Linear Algebra MTT 200 3
    MTT 205 Differential Equations MTT 200 + MTT 204 (co-requisite) 3
    PHY 102 Physics and Engineering Applications I MTT 102 3
    PHY 102 L Physics and Engineering Applications I Lab MTT 102 + PHY 102 (co-requisite) 1
    PHY 201 Physics and Engineering Applications II PHY 102 3
    PHY 201 L Physics and Engineering Applications II Lab PHY 102 + PHY 201 (co-requisite) 1
    CHE 205 Chemistry ENG 200 3
    CHE 201L Chemistry Lab ENG 200 + CHE 205 (co-requisite) 1
    MEC 200 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering MTT 102+ MEC 330(co-requisite) 3
    CSC 201 Structured Programming MTT 102 3
    GEN 200 Engineering Economy ENG 200 + MTT 102 3
    CIV 402 Engineering Ethics Senior level 3

     

    Major Requirements 57 Cr. Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Cr. Hours
    CIV 201 Statics MTT 102 + PHY 102 3
    MEC 300 Materials Science CHE 205 3
    MEC 301 Manufacturing Processes MEC 300 3
    MEC 302 Mechanics of Materials CIV 201 3
    MEC 310 Dynamics CIV 201+ MTT 204 3
    MEC 320 Thermodynamics I PHY 102 3
    MEC 321 Thermodynamics II MEC 320 3
    MEC 330 Computer Aided Drawing MEC 200 (co-requisite) 2
    MEC 350 Fluid Mechanics CIV 201+MTT205 3
    MEC 351 Fluid Mechanics Lab MEC 350 (co-requisite) 1
    MEC 390 Electromechanical Devices PHY 201 3
    MEC 410 Control Systems MEC 310+MEC 390 3
    MEC 411 Kinematics  and Dynamics of Machinery MEC 310 3
    MEC 412 Dynamic and Control Systems lab MEC 410 (co-requisite) 1
    MEC 420 Heat Transfer MEC 320, MEC 350 3
    MEC 421 Thermal Engineering Lab MEC 420 (co-requisite) 1
    MEC 430 Machine Design MEC 302+MEC 330 3
    MEC 432 Design and manufacturing lab MEC 430 (co-requisite) 1
    MEC 399i Internship 90 credit hours 3
    MEC 465 Numerical & Finite Element Simulation of Eng. Problems MEC 302, MTT 204, MEC 420 co-req. 3
    MEC 480 Mechanical Vibration MEC 310+MEC 410 3
    MEC 499 Design Project (Capstone) Senior Level 3

     

    Electives1 12 Cr. Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Cr. Hours
    ME 1 Major Elective I - 3
    ME 2 Major Elective II - 3
    OE 1 Open Elective I - 3
    OE 2 Open Elective II - 3

    1At least 2 of the 4 elective courses must be taken from one of the Mechanical Engineering Elective themes as shown in the table below and the rest are free electives to be taken from any University approved courses.

    Mechanical Engineering Electives/ Themes*
    Themes options Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Cr. Hours
    Energy Systems MEC 460 Air Conditioning Systems MEC 420 3
    MEC 461 Internal Combustion Engines MEC 320 3
    MEC 462 Energy Management MEC 420 3
    MEC 463 Turbomachinery MEC 420 3
    MEC 464 Power Plants MEC321, MEC 420 3
    Materials and Manufacturing MEC 431 Computer Aided Machine Design MEC 430 3
    MEC 470 Composites Materials Design MEC 300, MEC 302 3
    MEC 471 Introduction to Computer Aided Manufacturing MEC 301 3
    MEC 472 Mechanics of Materials II MEC 302 3
    MEC 473  Non-Conventional Manufacturing  MEC 301 3
    MEC 474 Fracture & Fatigue Control in Design MEC 430, MEC 465 (Co-requisite) 3
    Mechatronics MEC 481 Introduction to Robotics  CSC 201 3
    MEC 482 Introduction to Mechatronics MEC 390, MEC 410 3
    MEC 483 Mechatronics System Design MEC 482 3
    Aerospace MEC 490 Compressible Fluid Mechanics MEC 350 3
    MEC 491 Aerodynamics MEC 350 3
    MEC 492 Aerospace Propulsion MEC 350 3
    MEC 493 Aerospace Structures MEC 302, MEC 350 3

    *To satisfy the requirements of a Theme, at least two courses must be taken from the same theme.

  • Study Plan

    Study Plan (Fall Start)

    Total Credit Hours: 135

    First Year (Freshman)
     Semester 1
    Code Title Cr. Hr Prerequisite
    ARL 100 Communication Skills in Arabic I 3 nil
    ENG 100 English I 3 TOEFL 500
    ISL 100 Islamic Culture  3 nil
    STT 100 General Statistics 3 nil
    UNS 102 University Study Skills 1 nil
    MTT 102 Calculus I 3 C grade in MTT 101 or MPT
    Total Credit Hours 16
    Semester 2
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    PSY 201 General Psychology 3 ENG 100 + UNS 102
    ENG 200 English II 3 C grade in ENG 100 + UNS 102
    MEC 330 Computer Aided Drawing 2 MEC 200 (co-requisite)
    PHY 102 Physics and Engineering Applications I 3 MTT 102
    PHY 102 L Physics and Engineering Applications I Lab 1 MTT 102+PHY 102(co-req)
    MTT 200 Calculus II 3 MTT 102
    MEC 200 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering 3 MTT 102+ MEC 330 (co-requisite)
    Total Credit Hours 18
    Second Year (Sophomore)
    Semester 3
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking 2 UNS 102 + ENG 200
    MTT 201 Calculus III 3 MTT 200
    CSC 201 Structured Programming 3 MTT 102
    PHY 201 Physics and Engineering Applications II 3 PHY 102
    PHY 201 L Physics and Engineering Applications II Lab 1 PHY102+PHY201(co-req)
    CHE 205 Chemistry 3 ENG 200
    CHE 201 L Chemistry Lab 1 ENG200+CHE205(co-req)
    Total Credit Hours 16
    Semester 4
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    CIV 201

     

    Engineering Mechanics-Statics 3 MTT 102, PHY102
    ENG 305 Technical Communications for Eng. & Science 3 ENG 200
    MEC 320 Thermodynamics I 3 PHY 102
    MEC 390 Electromechanical Devices 3 PHY 201
    MTT 204 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3 MTT 200
    MTT 205 Differential Equations 3 MTT 200 + MTT 204 (co-requisite)
    Total Credit Hours 18
    Third Year (Junior)
    Semester 5
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    MEC 302 Mechanics of Materials 3 CIV 201
    MEC 350 Fluid Mechanics 3 CIV 201, MTT205
    MEC 351 Fluid Mechanics Lab 1 MEC 350 (co-req)
    MEC 321 Thermodynamics II 3 MEC 320
    MEC 300 Materials Science 3 CHE 205
    MEC 310 Dynamics 3 CIV 201, MTT204
    Total Credit Hours 16
    Semester 6
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    MEC 430 Machine Design 3 MEC 302, MEC 330
    MEC 432 Design and Manufacturing Lab 1 MEC 430 (co-req)
    MEC 411 Kinematic and Dynamics of Machinery 3 MEC 310
    MEC 410 Control Systems 3 MEC 310, MEC 390
    MEC 412 Dynamics and Control Systems Lab 1 MEC 410 (co-req)
    MEC 301 Manufacturing Processes 3 MEC 300
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society 3 ENG 100 + UNS 102
    Total Credit Hours 17
    Summer Semester
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    MEC 399i Internship 3 90 Credit Hours
    Forth Year (Senior)
    Semester 7
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    MEC 480 Mechanical Vibration 3 MEC 310, MEC 410
    MEC 420 Heat Transfer 3 MEC 320, MEC 350
    MEC 421 Thermal Engineering Lab 1 MEC 420 (co-req)
    GEN 200 Engineering Economy 3 ENG 200, MTT 102
    MEC 465 Numerical & FE Simulation Eng Problems 3 MEC302, MEC350, MTT204, MEC420 co-req
    ME 1 Major Elective I 3  
    Total Credit Hours 16
    Semester 8
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    MEC 499 Design Project (Capstone) 3 Senior level
    CIV 402 Engineering Ethics 3 Senior level
    ME 2 Major Elective II 3  
    OE 1 Open Elective I 3  
    OE 2 Open Elective II 3  
    Total Credit Hours 15
  • Career Opportunities

    Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program are prepared to pursue successful careers as:

    • Mechanical engineers at oil and gas companies.
    • Mechanical engineers at power generation and distribution companies.
    • Mechanical engineers at control, simulation and robotics industries.
    • Mechanical engineers at automotive industries.
    • Mechanical engineers at aerospace companies.
    • Mechanical engineers at manufacturing companies.
  • How to Apply

    how to apply

    Once you have checked out our website or visited our campus, you will probably be wondering, "What comes next?"

    Although everyone is at a different point of the college-search process, this is a good time to learn more about the application procedure and timeline.

  • Dynamics and control systems laboratory

    The Dynamics and control systems Laboratory is a modern facility that contributes in sharpening students’ practical engineering skills in the areas of automatic controls, dynamic systems design and analysis and mechanical vibrations. The facility contains wide range of equipments that support course work and graduation projects. The laboratory was designed in an integrated way where the experimental setups were established to provide the students with the most advanced technologies and to contribute in the community developments by solving the technological challenges in the area.

    The facility currently includes;

    • Robotic manipulator
    • Electronic control setups
    • Universal vibration analysis apparatus
    • Renewable energy setup includes fuel cell, wind energy and solar power
    • Shaft whirling

    Moreover the laboratory is a growing facility that is expected to keep being up-to-date by including new equipments and setups so that it can be invested in providing professional training for the engineering professionals in the areas of oil industry, renewable energies, biomedical engineering and microsystem industries.

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  • Workshop

    This workshop provides a multipurpose and interdisciplinary environment to the Mechanical Engineering students and Faculty in particular, and to all other engineering departments, for both instructional and research-related machining operations. It is equipped with the state of the art CNC and conventional machine tools. In addition to a range of sensors to measure, monitor and control machining processes.

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  • Manufacturing laboratory

    This lab aims to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge gained from previous design, materials, manufacturing, dynamics and some aspects of thermo-fluid courses. The students design and manufacture typical mechanical engineering systems or components through a series of projects and experiments. Students are required to use conventional and modern engineering tools to make their final product realizing the commitment to ethical, environmental, social and global issues, and to be aware of entrepreneurial opportunities relevant to design and manufacturing. This lab also serves as a research facility to all Engineering Faculty where they can conduct some of their research work.

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Events

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National Day Ceremony Nov 28, 2016 to Nov 28, 2016
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International Aviation Conference May 22, 2016 to May 23, 2016
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Think Science Exhibition 2016 Apr 17, 2016 to Apr 19, 2016
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Getex 2016 Apr 13, 2016 to Apr 15, 2016

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