Dr. Ghalib Kahwaji, Division Chair
The master of engineering in mechanical engineering is a 30 credit hour degree program. It is intended to be a terminal degree program designed for those who wish to become a leader within the mechanical engineering field.
This degree is particularly well-suited for students who wish to study part-time, for those interested in updating their technical skills, or for those not focused on a research-oriented Master of Science thesis. A conventional thesis is not required for the program. In its place, students complete a capstone experience, which may be a design project leadership course, a well-organized and carefully chosen industrial internship, or a project with paper option. A research methods course may also fulfill the capstone experience.
Three focus areas, specializations, are offered at RIT Dubai: Sustainability, Thermo/Fluids Engineering and Mechanics and Design. A specifically tailored program to the applicant needs may be worked out in special cases. Full time students may finish the program in 18 months while part time students may take a more relaxed track and finish the program in 24 months. Part time working students have the option of attending evening or weekend classes.
Possible Career options
Because of their comprehensive training and education, mechanical engineers are often called upon to assume management positions. They work in many different industries and businesses as product developers, researchers, prototype designers, automotive engineers, aerospace engineers, management consultants, among many others and many serve in senior leadership positions in their fields.
*Additional Sustainability course options may be available