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College of Engineering

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Thesis option)

Type Postgraduate
Credit Hours 30 Hours
Duration 2 Years
Language English
Study mode Part Time
Intake Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Delivery mode Evenings
Campuses Abu Dhabi


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, varied and multidisciplinary engineering field. You will learn to apply your scientific knowledge to solve problems and design machines, and to 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) and heat transfer (HT), mechanical design optimization, aerospace, fatigue and fracture design, 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.

“The program is tailored to meet the individual needs of the student.”  

A specialist in nanotechnology in mechatronics, Dr. Al Khedher completed his PhD at Washington State University in the USA. Before joining Abu Dhabi University in 2017 he had held senior faculty positions in academic institutions across the region, including in Jordan and the UAE.  

"This program is all about bridging the gap between higher education and what is required in the industry. Building skills in advanced mechanical engineering systems and up-to-the-minute equipment ensures students are prepared to deal with the demands of this dynamic industry. The program is also tailored to meet the individual needs of the student, with a variety of course ‘packages’ to choose from depending on areas of interest."

Dr. Mohammad Al Khedher, Associate Professor

Tuition Fees structure & calculation

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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

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.

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Course outline

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