Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E) at AUD prepares a culturally diverse student population for successful professional careers in mechanical engineering at the local, regional and global levels.

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Program Overview

To prepare a culturally diverse student body for successful professional careers grounded in strong engineering knowledge, a culture of innovation, and an awareness of the global societal, economic, and environmental contexts within which mechanical engineering decisions are made.

With an emphasis on three key areas: energy systems; mechatronics and control; and manufacturing engineering, the program offers a broad range of electives, ranging from internal combustion engines and turbo-machinery to aerodynamics and robotic systems.

From traditional mechanical engineering to cutting edge computer-enabled systems, students benefit from on-going field experience and an interdisciplinary capstone design project which integrates their technical knowledge, communication skills, and professional education to solve real engineering problems.

Our aim is to fully prepare our graduates for careers in the mechanical engineering and for further studies at the postgraduate level.

GOALS (Program Educational Objectives)
Within a few years, graduates will…

  • Pursue successful professional careers in mechanical engineering or related fields while remaining technically current through graduate education and professional engagement.
  • Excel as leaders, team members, communicators, and innovators in collaborative multicultural environments.
  • Benefit society by practicing their profession responsibly and ethically, and sharing their knowledge through training and mentorship opportunities.

The 137 credit-hours program will include 15 hours of mechanical engineering electives where students will be exposed to a wide variety of courses in mechanical and thermofluids including Engineering Aerodynamics, Computer-Aided Mechanical Design, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Internal Combustion Engines, Mechatronic Systems, and Design of Robotic Systems.

Program Details

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) degree is a four-year program consisting of 137 hours of required credit.

Core subjects are split into Mathematics/Natural Sciences, Arts and Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering

There are also 9-15 credit hours of mechanical engineering electives, where students can choose from courses including Computer Aided Mechanical Design, Mechatronic Systems, Engineering Aerodynamics and Internal Combustion Engines.

LEARNING OUTCOMES (Student Outcomes)
Upon completing their studies, graduates will be able to…

  • Identify, formulate, and solve complex mechanical engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences, through oral, written, graphic, and electronic channels.
  • Make informed engineering decisions, guided by ethical and professional responsibility, and considering the global impact of engineering solutions on the economy, environment, and society.
  • Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • Develop and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies such as self-regulated learning, experimentation, and cooperative learning.

For the full course descriptions and sequencing view the e-brochure.


Equipped to perform and demonstrate a number of experiments that provide undergraduate students with the practical applications of fluid mechanics, facilities include:

  • Hydrostatic pressure apparatus to measure hydrostatic forces on submerged bodies;
  • Orifice and jet apparatus to allow students to compare between actual and jet trajectories, calculate the coefficient of discharge for various orifices, and identify different methods of flow measurement;
  • Fluid friction, bends and fitting apparatus to allow students to determine major and minor losses in pipes;
  • Pipe network apparatus to measure flow and pressure drops in a wide range of network configuration, e.g. individual pipes, series pipes and parallel pipes;
  • Flow visualization channel for conducting several applications in open channels such as hydraulic jump, discharge under sluice gate and energy equation;
  • Osborne Reynold’s apparatus facilitating the demonstration of laminar and turbulent flow.

Equipped with testing apparatus chosen to demonstrate wide variety of experiments in materials engineering as well as structural theory, facilities include:

  • 150 kN Instron Universal Testing Machine;
  • 2000 kN Autocon concrete compressive strength machine;
  • Shmidt Hammer and ultrasonic kit for assessing the compressive strength of concrete;
  • Profometer that detects bar location and orientation, bar size, and concrete cover;
  • RAB Rockwell/Brinell hardness tester.

Occupies more than 200 square meters of lab space and houses multiple sets for soil classification and testing, including:

  • Casagrande and fall cone devices for liquid and plastic limits;
  • Sieve sets for particle size analysis;
  • Manual and automatic compaction devices;
  • Four panel stations available for constant head and falling head permeability testing;
  • Automated testing equipment including pneumatic consolidation apparatus, and direct shear apparatus;
  • Unconfined compression loading frames and triaxle cells for shear strength testing of soil specimens.


  • Circuits and Electronics Lab
  • Electromagnetics and Antenna Lab
  • Digital Systems and Microprocessors Lab
  • Communications Systems Lab
  • Electric Power Systems Lab
  • Robotics Lab
  • Senior Design Lab
  • Computational Modeling and Simulation Lab

Dedicated general purpose computer labs, each equipped with:

  • 25-30 PCs and projector;
  • High-speed internet network;
  • Software includes MATLAB, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, MathCAD, Primavera, Etabs, SAP, Pspice.

Thermodynamics and heat transfer lab, equipped with:

  • Heat transfer service units;
  • Radial heat conduction evaluation units;
  • Free and forced convection units;
  • Drag coefficient measurement for spheres;
  • Heat exchanger unit.


All applying students must have:

  • A high school/secondary school certificate or equivalent from an institution accredited by the Ministry of Education in the U.A.E. or by the relevant national or regional institutional accrediting body;
  • International TOEFL® or Academic IELTSTM or the equivalent score on another internationally-recognized English exam. PBT is accepted from specific centers in the UAE.
  • The University administers the ACCUPLACERTM Exam (Math) to place students at the appropriate mathematics level.

Students should consult with the Admissions Office for further details at


Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Salem Haggag
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ghaleb Ibrahim
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Mason Marzbali
Associate Professor of Engineering Sciences
Micheline Bejjani
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ramin Masoudi


Laboratory Technologist – Mechanical Engineering Department
Fawaz Abdul Majeed
Flavio Faustini, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)

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.

Shurooque Baloch - Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)

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.

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