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Program Overview and Objectives

Delivery type Duration Language Intakes Study location(s)
Evening Part-time: 2 years English Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Available at Abu Dhabi and Dubai campus
Al Dhafra Region and Abu Dhabi Downtown (Subject to CAA approval)

As a mechanical engineering professional, you will be an expert in one of the oldest and broadest branches of engineering. Involved with the design, analysis, testing, manufacturing, control, operation, and maintenance of mechanical systems - that is, any system that has a moving part – this is a field highly sought after by both industry and academic research. This program is designed to hone your skills and knowledge of this highly complex and varied engineering field. 

You will learn to apply your scientific knowledge to solve problems and design machines, and study advanced topics in mechanical engineering covering engineering science, design and technology. Building upon this broad base, you can elect to study specialized areas including computational fluid dynamics (CFD) & heat transfer (HT), mechanical design optimization, online condition-based monitoring of rotating equipment and microelectromechanical systems. 

A blend of academic study and development of practical and professional skills provided by the program is ideal preparation for the future challenges of working in a multidisciplinary engineering environment. You will be equipped with knowledge and skills to enable you to tackle today’s complex problems in engineering’s oldest discipline.

  • Career Prospects

    As a mechanical engineer professional, you can work in design, development, research, consultancy, manufacturing or marketing in a broad range of industries, combining your technical and managerial experience to be a leader in the field. 

    The acquisition of a master’s degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in your chosen field. You may use it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of professional training.

  • Entry Requirements for Direct Admission

    • Bachelor Degree: in a directly related discipline with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 on a 4.00-point scale, from an accredited university recognized by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs.
       
    • English Proficiency Tests: with a minimum score range of 1400 - 1525 on the English language portion of the EmSAT examination, or its equivalent on other national or internationally-recognized tests that are approved by the CAA, such as TOEFL scores of 213 CBT (Computer-Based Test), 79 IBT (Internet-Based Test), 550 PBT (Paper-Based Test), or 6.0 IELTS (taken at Amideast).

    We also welcome applications from students with a variety of bachelor degrees from an accredited university recognized by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs, upon their successful completion of any required program foundation courses. These applicants will be granted admission into the program after the successful completion of some business foundation courses. For more information on international students’ admission to any of ADU’s postgraduate programs visit International Postgraduate Students.

    Applicants with CGPA’s and English Proficiency Test scores that don’t match the above requirements may be granted exceptions for conditional admission. For more information on conditional admission to any of ADU’s postgraduate programs visit Conditional Admissions.

    Students who are native speakers of English, and have completed their undergraduate education in an institution where the medium of instruction is English may be exempted from the English Proficiency Tests. For inquiries and more information, visit Postgraduate Admissions.

    Postgraduate transfer students may apply for credit transfer for courses taken prior to joining Abu Dhabi University only once, when they first apply for admission. For more information on requirements for credit transfer, visit Transfer Students.

    For further guidance on requisite pre-core courses, and required admission documents, visit postgraduate admissions

    or call toll free +9712 800 ADYOU (23968)

    or email admissions@adu.ac.ae for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses

    or admissiondxb@adu.ac.ae for Dubai Knowledge Park campus

    or click here to download ADU’s postgraduate programs catalogue

  • 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.

  • Fees and Scholarships

    POSTGRADUATE TUITION AND FEE RATES
    Academic Year 2017-2018

    TUITION STRUCTUREAED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement
    Arts & Sciences
    Master of Education in Educational Leadership AED 2,840
    Master of Science in Special Education AED 2,840
    Professional Diploma in Teaching (Arabic / English) AED 900
    Business
    Executive Master of Business Administration AED 2,840
    Master of Business Administration with specializations in: Aviation Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Finance, Human Resource Management AED 2,840
    Master of Human Resources Management AED 2,840
    Master of Strategic Leadership AED 2,840
    Doctorate of Business Administration AED 4,620
    Engineering
    Master of Engineering in Electrical & Computer Engineering AED 2,835
    Master of Engineering Management AED 2,940
    Master of Project Management AED 2,940
    Master of Science in Civil Engineering AED 2,835
    Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering AED 2,835
    Master of Science in Information Technology AED 2,835
    Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering AED 2,835
    Master of Science in Sustainable Architecture AED 2,835
    Guided Reading Course AED 2,100
    Law
    Master of Public Law AED 2,840
    Master of Private Law AED 2,840
    FeesAED
    Admission Application Fee (Non-refundable) AED 400
    Registration Fee (Non-refundable; Paid once upon admission) AED 2,850
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Late Registration/Payment 500 500
    Student Services 350 175
    Healthcare Services 120 60
    Institutional TOEFL (Optional) 425
    IELTS Exam (Optional) 945
    Accommodation FeesAED
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Private 12,500 3,800
    Semi-private 9200 2800
    Double 6700 2000
    Double with Shared-bath 5400 1700

    Note:  Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to make changes affecting tuition and other fees during the fiscal year.



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