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College of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ABET Accredited)

Type Undergraduate
Credit Hours 135 Hours
Duration 4 Years
Language English
Study mode Full Time
Intake Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Delivery mode Day
Campuses Abu Dhabi, Al Ain


Mechanical Engineering is a dynamic field that encompasses the engineering aspects of almost everything that moves in the universe. In this program you will deal with the design, construction and operations of machinery involved in some of the world’s most pressing challenges related to energy, environment, robotics and advanced manufacturing, transportation on the ground, in the air, on and under water and in outer space.

The program will uniquely qualify you to design and test wide-ranging solutions for state-of-the-art mechanical systems and emphasizes a number of areas of technology including aerospace, thermal power, design, materials and manufacturing and mechatronics. It includes a foundation of mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering courses. Several technical electives allow you to focus on an area of specialization.

Our emphasis is on the practical throughout the duration of the program and much of your study will be project-based.

“My journey at ADU is a truly memorable one.”  

With hard work, Abid was able to complete his program in three years and graduated in the first cohort of students from the BSc Mechanical Engineering program in 2014.

“Although there were a few good options for studying Mechanical Engineering, I chose ADU not only because of the quality of its program but also because the admissions process was so streamlined.  

My journey at ADU is a truly memorable one and the quality of education is something spectacular. The faculty are all highly qualified with experience from prestigious international universities and the laboratory facilities are some of the best in the UAE.

I’m now studying for my Master’s and hope to go on to complete my PhD to achieve my ambition to become a professor.”

Abid Abdul Azeez from India, graduated in June 2014

Program educational objectives and student outcomes

Tuition fees structure & calculation

Abu Dhabi

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Al Ain

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Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.

The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered.

Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and Fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University. Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.

For more information, please click here to view the University's tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.

Career opportunities

A large number of organizations in both the private and public sectors require mechanical engineers. These include the oil sector, power generation and distribution companies, the robotics industry, automotive and manufacturing industries and aerospace organizations.

Companies include, but are not limited to, Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT), Abu Dhabi Oilfield Services, Al Masoud Oil Industry Supplies & Services Company, Caterpillar, Emirates Steel Industries PJSC, GASCO, General Electric, Habtoor Leighton Group, Hyundai, Masdar, National Drilling Company, Schlumberger, United Mitsubishi and Worley Parsons. 

Entry requirements

Secondary School Certificate
Type of Secondary School Certificate
Ministry of Education Schools - General Track
Passing math and sciences in grade 12 with a minimum average of 90%
Successfully passing ADU’s remedial course in physics
Achieving the minimum average of 90% on completing grade 12
Ministry of Education Schools - Advanced Track
Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12
Abu Dhabi Education Council Track
Successfully passing 3rd level advanced math and advanced physics courses
Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12
Indian Senior Secondary Certificates (CBSE), or State Board Examinations, or Indian School Certificates awarded by ICSE
Achieving the minimum average of 50% on completing grade 12
British System (IGCSE & GCE)
Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects.

Successfully provide evidence / certificate of completing at least 11 years of schooling.
Canadian & American High School Diplomas
Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average B grade or 3.0/ 4.0
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points.

Course outline

General Education
30 credit hours
36 credit hours
57 credit hours
Major Electives
6 credit hours
Open Electives
6 credit hours