Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers put energy and machines to work–from rockets, robots, and airplanes to automobiles, satellites, and renewable energy systems. In RIT's mechanical engineering BS degree you'll study math, science, physics, engineering science, and engineering systems.

Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education and ABET

An Engineering degree from RIT Dubai opens up a world of exciting career opportunities and Mechanical Engineering in particular, is involved with a range of cutting edge design across automotive and aerospace systems, bioengineering devices, and energy-related technologies.

Our labs are equipped to provide you with extensive experimentation and feature everything from 3D printers to Universal Testing Machines, to a comprehensive machine shop to ensure you have access to state-of-the-art facilities to help you in your development as an engineer.


The Mechanical Engineering Program aims to provide experiential-based undergraduate education that enables graduates to contribute immediately to the Industry, services, and government organizations and succeed in pursuing graduate school. The graduates shall be able to accept the professional and ethical responsibilities to function as Mechanical engineers in a globally connected society and have the means to refine and augment their skills to meet the current and future demands of an ever-changing world.


The Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives (PEO) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies. The Mechanical Engineering faculty, in conjunction with its constituents, has established the following program educational objectives:

  • PEO1. “Systems-Based Solutions” Produce graduates who will draw upon knowledge, critical thinking, and mechanical engineering skills, and tools to develop appropriate system-based engineering solutions that satisfy constraints imposed by technology and global society.

  • PEO2. “Life-Long Learners” Produce graduates who will enhance their skills through means such as professional development, formal training, graduate education and independent inquiry.

  • PEO 3. “Professional Responsibility” Produce graduates who will work independently as well as collaboratively with others, act as agents of change and demonstrate leadership, accountability, initiative, inclusivity, and ethical and social responsibility.


What students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to students' skills, knowledge, and behaviors in their matriculation through the program.

ABET SO #   

Outcome Title

Outcome Description

“Engineering Foundations and “Problem Solving”

An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
“Engineering Design”

An ability to 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
“Communication Skills”

An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

“Professional Awareness
and Responsibility”

An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
“Teamwork and Leadership”

An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
“Life-Long Learning”

An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Click here for Enrolment data for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Program.

Our mechanical engineering graduate’s journey takes him from design through development and manufacturing to research and even sales. Because of their comprehensive training and education, RIT Dubai mechanical engineers often called upon to assume management positions. Our graduates work in top international corporations as well as local companies in the UAE and the wider region.

The major provides students with a broad academic base complemented by hands-on laboratory activities and professional cooperative education experience.  You will devote the first two years to the study of mathematics, physics, chemistry, liberal arts, and engineering sciences, while the third and fourth years emphasize engineering science, design, and systems.

You can then choose to specialize in Energy and Environment, by choosing the appropriate technical electives courses, or complete the program without an option and take a range of technical electives.  In the fifth year, you are required to complete the capstone design courses, Senior Design I and II (MECE-497, 498).

You will complete liberal arts general education courses in the social sciences and the humanities to round out your education.

Typical Course Sequence

Year One

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

UWRT - 150

General Education – First-Year Writing: UWRT-150 FYW: Writing Seminar (WI) 3

MATH - 181, 182

Project-based Calculus I, II

  General Education -Artistic Perspective
General Education-Ethical Perspective
General Education-Global Perspective

MECE - 102

Engineering Mechanics Lab


MECE - 104

Engineering Design Tools


MECE - 117

Introduction to Programming for Engineers


ASCS - 10

RIT 365: RIT Connections


Islamic Culture Course


Year Two

MECE - 103



Physical Science Elective I


General Education - Social Perspective


MATH - 219

Multivariable Calculus


MECE - 205



MECE - 110

Thermodynamics I


MECE - 210

Fluid Mechanics I


MATH - 231

Differential Equations


MECE - 203, 204

Strength of Materials I and Laboratory


MECE - 305, 306

Materials Science with Applications and Laboratory


EGEN - 099

Engineering Co-op Preparation


MECE - 211

Engineering Measurements Lab


Year Three

MECE - 348

Contemporary Issues


MATH - 326

Boundary Value Problems


Physical Science Elective II


EEEE - 281

Circuits I


General Education - Immersion II


PHYS - 212

University Physics II


MECE - 499

Co-operative Education



ME Approved Science Elective


Year Four

MECE - 320

System Dynamics


MATH - 241

Linear Algebra


MECE - 310

Heat Transfer I


MECE - 301

Engineering Applications Lab


MECE - 348

Contemporary Issues in Mechanical Engineering (WI)


MECE - 499

Co-operative Education


Year Five

MECE - 497

Multidisciplinary Senior Design I


MECE - 498

Multidisciplinary Senior Design II



ME Applied Electives



ME Applied or Extended Core Elective


STAT - 205

Applied Statistics



General Education - Immersion II, III



Open Elective


Total Credits -129

Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing-intensive course within the major.

A sample of Mechanical Engineering Electives (indicative only):

  • MECE 350 Strength of Materials II

  • MECE 352 Thermodynamics II

  • MECE 489 Special Topics: Refrigeration & Air Conditioning for Hot and Humid Climates

  • MECE 529 Renewable Energy Systems

  • MECE 544 Introduction to Composite Materials


Students at Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai can opt to select one of three options: i) the Energy and Environment option, ii) the Aerospace Engineering option, or iii) the Automotive Engineering option.You can elect to complete the major without an option and instead customize your academic study in support of your career plans. The mechanical engineering major is relatively flexible and allows students to pursue options and minors.

  • Energy and Environment

This option consists of electives that provide students with exposure to a wide range of opportunities and careers associated with energy-intensive systems and how they relate to the environment. This option increases the number of opportunities students have for careers in the fields of building energy systems, alternative and renewable energy, and direct energy conversion. Students choosing this option are expected to work on an energy systems design project in senior design and to pursue co-op employment in a related field.

  • Aerospace Engineering Option

The Aerospace engineering option allows for specialized study in all engineering aspects of air- and space-borne vehicles. Aerospace engineering focuses on developing aircraft, spacecraft, and the mechanical systems that make both possible. Also referred to as aeronautical engineering, aerospace engineering deals with designing, building, and testing airborne and space vehicles, from airplanes and helicopters to rockets, missiles, satellites, and spacecraft.

  • Automotive Engineering Option

A​​utomotive engineering option begins with a course sequence that starts in the third year of your mechanical engineering program. This ensures that you have developed the foundational mechanical engineering skills needed for specialization in more advanced coursework that focuses on the principles and dynamics of automotive engineering. Automotive engineering courses include an introductory course (Contemporary Issues in Automotive Engineering) followed by courses in areas such as the strength of materials, thermodynamics, internal combustion engines, powertrain systems, and design, vehicle dynamics, manufacturing processes, and sustainable energy for transportation.


For information about the RIT New York, Mechanical Engineering program and options click here

  • Click here to view/download the flowchart of the BS Mechanical Engineering program (2020- )

  • Click here to view/download the flowchart of the BS Mechanical Engineering program (2018 - )

  • Click here to view/download the flowchart of the BS Mechanical Engineering program (2012 - 2017)

  • Click here to view/download the program-specific handbook

  • Click here for Major Electives and Option Requirements

To graduate, students need to complete all the requirements as listed in the curriculum. Click here for the graduation policy.

Click here to download undergraduate catalogue for complete descriptions of each course within the program.


Industry 4.0 and Robotics Lab

The Robotics and Industry 4.0 LAB is designed to support and present research in the future of Industry. The main objective is to provide a platform to test and develop universal solutions to optimize the industrial processes given the technological and other industrial advances. This infrastructure is already available to the academic and research community both private and public. The Intelligent Supply Chain LAB (Located alongside the Industry 4.0 Lab) provides a test and experimentation platform to students and researchers from both industrial and academic communities to experiment and develop solutions to the integrated supply chain because of the ever-changing environment. It includes modular elements to simulate similar industrial contexts.


Solid Mechanics Lab

The Solid Mechanics Lab at RIT – Dubai is a well-equipped laboratory for mechanical testing of materials with various experimental facilities. The main objective of the laboratory is to provide students with hands-on experience in structural testing and material property characterization. The lab supports various undergraduate and graduate courses in the mechanical engineering program.


Research Center

This laboratory provides a large working space and equipped with data acquisition equipment to be used by the senior students in their final year graduation projects, also by the graduate students and faculty for their research. The research laboratory is placed next to the mechanical workshop to facilitate the design and manufacturing activities. The research center serves a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses, not limited to MECE 301: Engineering Application Lab, Multidisciplinary Senior Design I & II, MECE-300: Intermediate Machining and Fabrication Lab, MECE 104: Engineering Design Tools.

Thermo Fluids Lab

The Thermo-fluids Lab at RIT – Dubai houses different apparatuses and experimental setups related to various disciplines of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. The lab provides students with hands-on experiences in thermo-fluids and the ability to test and study thermal and aero/hydrodynamics devices and machines. The lab includes experiments that serve in a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses, such as MECE 110 Thermodynamics, MECE 210 Fluid Mechanics, MECE 211 Engineering Measurements Lab, MECE 310 Heat Transfer, MECE 402 Turbomachinery, MECE 409 Aerodynamics, MECE 689 Air Conditioning in Hot Humid Environments.


Materials Science Lab

The Materials Science Laboratory is primarily used by the Mechanical Engineering students to support relevant courses and research activities. The Material Science laboratory consists of equipment such as destructive tensile testing, hardness testing, creep testing, impact testing, metallographic specimen preparation and microscopic examination etc. The experiments are designed to support theoretical concepts taken by the students in the lecture sessions. The students will learn the procedure of measurement, software used in data acquisition, and familiarity with the practical apparatus.


Mechanical Workshop

The Mechanical Workshop at RIT Dubai is a well-equipped laboratory with a variety of conventional and non-conventional machine tools such as machining, grinding, casting, welding, laser cutting, and 3D printing. This laboratory offers a strong hands-on training component of the study to all undergraduate and graduate students. The laboratory also offers an interdisciplinary innovative space for both instructional and research activities. The lab also serves as a workshop for Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.


Engineering Mechanics and Instrumentation Lab

The Engineering Mechanics Laboratory is primarily dedicated to support the freshmen Mechanical Engineering courses. The laboratory supports experiments related to Newtonian mechanics from a calculus-based fundamental perspective with close coupling to integrated laboratory experiences. Topics include kinematics; Newton's laws of motion; work, energy, and power; systems of particles and linear momentum; circular motion and rotation; and oscillations and gravitation within the context of mechanical engineering, using mechanical engineering conventions and nomenclature. Each topic is reviewed in lecture, and then thoroughly studied in multiple accompanying laboratory sessions. Students conduct experiments using modern data acquisition technology; and analyze, interpret, and present the results using modern computer software.


Dr. Ghalib Kahwaji

Professor and Chair

Dr. Salman Pervaiz

Associate Professor

Dr. Wael Abdel Samad

Associate Professor

Dr. Mohamad Samaha

Associate Professor

Dr. Dua Weraikat

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mohammed Abdulrahman

Assistant Professor

Mr. Mohannad Ali

Lab Manager

Mr. Ali Daneji

Lab Instructor

Mr.Ahmed Alaa Eldin


Green Vision Group

Mr. Ridah Sabouni


Managing Director

Energitics Incorporated

Mr.Sarfraz H Dairkee

General Manager Corporate
Dev. & Engineering

M.A.H.Y. Khoory & Co. LLC.

Mr.Mohamed Mahmoud

Manager - Technology Improvements,
Technology Development & Transfer

Emirates Global Aluminium

Mr.Mohamed Eltaieb Ibrahim

Director of Control and Projects

Dc Pro Engineering

Mr.Faris Saeed


Diamond Developers

Mr.Bassel Anbari, P.E

Managing Director


Mr.Saeed Al Abbar



Dr. Muaweih Radaideh


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