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  • About the Program

    The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) program will be offered by the College of Engineering at Abu Dhabi University (ADU). The mission of the MSME program is to provide an opportunity for fresh graduates in ME related fields as well as working ME professionals to obtain a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering on a carefully designed schedule that minimizes disruption of work commitments. The program is designed to provide ME professionals with a wide range of technical knowledge and skills that would enhance their analytical abilities and knowledge in the area of Mechanical Engineering, thus making them an asset to their organization.

    Program Goals


    The program goals pertain to career and professional accomplishments desired of candidates after graduation. The following program goals have been identified to satisfy constituents’ needs and fulfill the program’s mission. Consistent with the missions of Abu Dhabi University and the College of Engineering, the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program aims at graduating mechanical engineers who will:
    • Goal 1: practice mechanical engineering in solving open-ended engineering design problems and systems through the application of the fundamental knowledge, skills, and tools of mechanical engineering.
    • Goal 2: enhance their skills through formal education and training, independent inquiry, and professional development.
    • Goal 3: work independently as well as collaboratively with others, while demonstrating the professional and ethical responsibilities of the engineering profession.
    • Goal 4: successfully pursue graduate degrees, if they so choose, at the Ph. D. level.
    • Goal 5: maintain the desire for innovation and engagement in lifelong learning in response to emerging technologies, social developments, and contemporary issues.

    Graduates of the Program will be able to:


    By the time a student completes the requirements for the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program, the student will be able to:
    • LO-1: apply advanced knowledge of mathematics and science in a creative and innovative way to design, develop and produce useful mechanical engineering products and/or services for the economy and society.
    • LO-2: demonstrate the ability to utilize knowledge of specialized mechanical engineering concepts in engineering analysis and design as well as understand the impact of their engineering solutions in global and societal context.
    • LO-3: effectively communicate analysis, design and research findings and ideas to peers, clients or customers, both orally and in writing.
    • LO-4: review, analyze, and interpret the body of scientific literature, contemporary issues and innovations in the mechanical engineering area.
    • LO-5: conduct and produce quality research in mechanical engineering, and understand professional and ethical responsibility.
    • LO-6: effectively use and apply advanced techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice; and be able to analyze and critique results.
  • Admission Requirements

    Candidates applying for the MSME program are required to have a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, or related fields from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

    In addition to satisfying the requirements of Abu Dhabi University Graduate Admission Policy, the following Mechanical Engineering Department conditions apply:

    Based on the courses the applicant took in his/her undergraduate degree, the program director may require the applicant to take certain undergraduate courses as remedial courses or pass a challenge test in lieu of such courses.


     

  • Curriculum

    The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) program proposed by Abu Dhabi University is a 30-credit program. The main goal of the MSME program is to create skilled professionals capable of using state-of-the-art technologies in different areas of Mechanical engineering which are crucial to industrial, business and research environments.

    Students electing not to pursue a master’s thesis will instead take one additional technical elective course and finish a Graduate Project in Mechanical Engineering (please refer to Table 1). This path is ideal for students wishing to complete the MS degree in 1-1.5 years and to use their advanced degree as a foundation for a career in industry R&D (research and development), design and analysis, testing, consulting, or management.

    Table 1: Summary of Course Requirements (Project option)

    TOTAL CREDITS HOURS : 30

    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    MEC 511 Advanced Mathematics and Applied Statistics Graduate status 3
    MEC 513 Advanced Thermo-Fluid Graduate status 3
    MEC 515 Linear Elasticity Co-requisite: MEC 511 3
    MEC 522 Advanced Heat Transfer MEC 511 + MEC 513 3
    MEC 524 Finite element applications in solid mechanics & heat transfer MEC 465  or Equivalent + MEC 515 3
    MEC 526 Renewable Energy Co-requisite: MEC 522 3

    Technical Elective 1
    3

    Technical Elective 2
    3

    Technical Elective 3
    3
    MEC 588 Graduate Project (one Semester) Completing 18 credits 3

    Table 2: Summary of Course Requirements (Thesis option)

    TOTAL CREDITS HOURS : 30

    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    MEC 511 Advanced Mathematics and Applied Statistics Graduate status 3
    MEC 513 Advanced Thermo-Fluid Graduate status 3
    MEC 515 Linear Elasticity Co-requisite: MEC 511 3
    MEC 522 Advanced Heat Transfer MEC 511 + MEC 513 3
    MEC 524 Finite element applications in solid mechanics & heat transfer MEC 465  or Equivalent + MEC 515 3
    MEC 526 Renewable Energy Co-requisite: MEC 522 3

    Technical Elective 1
    3

    Technical Elective 2
    3
    MEC 589 Thesis 1 Completing 16 credits 3
    MEC 599 Thesis 2 MEC 589 3
    Students who lack the expected knowledge for unconditional admission must complete the required prerequisite undergraduate courses as recommended by the graduate advisor. Table 3 shows the expected prerequisite knowledge for the MSME:

    Table 3: Expected Pre-core Requirement

    Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
    MEC 465 or equivalent Introduction to the finite element method 3
    The following is the Technical courses for the MSME:

    GROUP A: Students can select up to three technical courses from the flowing:

    Technical Courses for MSME Program
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Hours / Per Week
    MEC 551 Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) MEC 524 plus min. of 15 credits 3
    MEC 552 Mechanical Design Optimization MEC465 or Equivalent plus min. of 15 credits 3
    MEC 553 Online condition-based monitoring of rotating equipment MEC 511 plus min. of 15 credits 3
    MEC 554 MEMS (Microelectromechanical systems) Min. of 15 credits 3
    MEC 555 Bio-Materials Min. of 15 credits 3
    MEC 556 Solar Energy MEC 522 plus min. of 15 credits 3
    MEC 557
    Advanced Mechatronics Min. of 15 credits
    3
    MEC 558
    Computer Aided Analysis of Multi-Body systems Min. of 15 credits
    3
    MEC 559 Robotics Manipulator Min. of 15 credits 3
    MEC 560 Advanced computer Aided Manufacturing Min. of 15 credits 3
    MEC 561 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems Min. of 15 credits 3

    GROUP B: Students can select maximum of one course from the following group as a technical elective:

    Technical Courses for MSME Program
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Hours / Per Week
    MEM 501 Project Management none 3
    MEM 504 Quality Engineering Knowledge of basic statistics 3

    The courses: MEM 501 and MEM 504 have been approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation CAA as part of the Master of Engineering Management program.

  • Program Completion Requirements

    The MSME degree offers two options for the student; project and thesis options. The project option requires 30 credit hours for graduation. Students must successfully complete 9 courses (27 credits) as well as a three-credit project in ME (see Table 1). For the thesis option, student must complete 30 credit hours; this includes 8 courses (24 credits) as well as a six-credit thesis in ME (see Table 2). The cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of the student must be at least 3.0 out of 4.0 at the time of graduation. Upon successful completion of the program students will receive a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from ADU.

  • Study Plan

    Following is the study plan for a typical full-time student:

    First Year

    Semester 1
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    MEC 511 Advance Mathematics and Applied Statistics Graduate status 3
    MEC 513 Advanced Thermo-Fluid Graduate status 3
    MEC 515 Linear Elasticity MEC 511 3

     

    Semester 2
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    MEC 524 Finite element application in solid mechanics & heat transfer MEC 465  or Equivalent + MEC 515 3
    MEC 522 Advanced Heat Transfer MEC 513 + MEC 511 3
    MEC 526 Renewable Energy  MEC 522 3

    Second Year

    Semester 1
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours

    Technical Elective 1
    3

    Technical Elective 2
    3
    MEC 598 Master Thesis 1 Thesis option 3

     

    Semester 2
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours

    Technical Elective 3 Project Option
    3
    MEC 588
    graduate project Project Option
    3
    MEC 599 Master Thesis 2 Thesis option 3

    Following is the study plan for a typical part-time student:

    First Year

    Semester 1
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    MEC 511 Advance Mathematics and Applied Statistics Graduate status 3
    MEC 513 Advanced Thermo-Fluid Graduate status 3

     

    Semester 2
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    MEC 522 Advanced Heat Transfer MEC 513 + MEC 511 3
    MEC 526 Renewable Energy MEC 522 3

    Second Year

    Semester 1
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    MEC 515 Linear Elasticity MEC 511 3

    Technical Elective 1
    3

     

    Semester 2
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    MEC 524 Finite element application in solid mechanics & heat transfer MEC 465  or Equivalent + MEC 515 3
      Technical Elective 2   3

    Third Year

    Semester 1
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours

    Technical Elective 3 Project Option 3
    MEC 598 Master Thesis 1 Thesis option 3

     

    Semester 2
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    MEC 588
    Graduate project Project Option 3
    MEC 599 Master Thesis 2 Thesis option 3
  • Career Opportunities


    Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program are prepared to easily secure leadership positions in:

    • Sustainable Engineering Jobs
    • Mechanical Engineer
    • 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
    • Waste water Engineering Jobs
    • Mechanical Design Engineer 
    • Project Engineer
    • Energy Efficiency Engineering Jobs
    • Research Engineer
    • Architecture and engineering, aerospace manufacturing and research
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