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Department of Mechanical Engineering

An innovative, advanced and constantly evolving program to meet the needs of today’s mechanical engineers

With the fast-paced development of alternative and clean energy technologies, and the increasing growth of system automation and robotics in industrial applications, demand for a new generation of mechanical engineers is expected to rise significantly over the next two decades.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at AUD offers undergraduate students a unique opportunity to study towards a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.), with an emphasis on three key areas: energy systems; mechatronics and control; and manufacturing engineering.

Our department is known for producing outstanding engineers who, to this day, continue to excel in their chosen fields of work. AUD’s graduate mechanical engineers provide the energy needed to fuel industries and operations all over the nation, as well as the world. Many of our graduates also join post-graduate programs in prestigious and high-ranked global academic institutions, to help them rise even higher in their chosen industries. 

Our extensive faculty expertise covers multiple areas, including:

  • Computer Aided Design;
  • Mechatronics systems
  • Robotics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Computations fluid dynamics
  • Internal combustion engines
  • HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems





I moved from Italy to attend The American University in Dubai and pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. It was difficult for me to leave behind my friends, family and the surroundings in which I felt safe and comfortable. What I expected to find in Dubai was the perfect environment for a university student majoring in civil engineering. What appeared in front of my eyes was the biggest construction site on Earth. For some people it might be annoying, for me that’s much more interesting than any TV show.


Being an engineering student at AUD makes you unique - not because you have tough courses - but for having the E building as your home for four years. As an engineering student, there is a lot of homework, lab work, and projects but at the same time you socialize with your fellow students, make strong bonds, and learn beyond your classroom walls.