Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

A mechanical engineering master's degree that focuses on the in-depth examination of dynamics, robotics, nanotechnology, biomechanics, and energy systems to prepare you to enter a career in industry or research.

Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education

Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering degree program is discontinued.
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The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is a 30-credit hour degree program. The program allocates twenty-four credit hours of course work, distributed in the core, focus area, and elective groups, and six credit hours of thesis work. Three focus areas, specializations, are offered at RIT Dubai: Sustainability and energy efficiency, Thermo/Fluids Engineering, and Mechanics & Design. A special curriculum may be designed to fulfill the needs of certain individuals with proper approvals from the main campus. The program follows the evening classes model to better serve the working engineers who strive to further their expertise. The Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives (PEO) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation and 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:

  • Practice mechanical engineering in support of the design of engineered systems through the application of the fundamental knowledge, skills, and tools of mechanical engineering.
  • Enhance their skills through formal education and training, independent inquiry, and professional development.
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively with others while demonstrating the professional and ethical responsibilities of the engineering profession.
  • Successfully pursue graduate degrees at the doctoral levels, should they choose to.

All courses are delivered in the evening in order to fit part-time working student’s schedules.

PROGRAM MISSION

The mechanical engineering master’s degree program produces graduates who are leaders in their respective fields and ready to tackle high-level problems as practicing professionals. Designed for students who desire advanced training in specific areas of mechanical engineering, the master of science acts as a prelude to a career in either research or industry. Students can choose to focus on a variety of disciplines including sustainability, mechanics & design, or thermo-fluids engineering. The program has been designed to develop innovative approaches to solve different kinds of mechanical engineering problems. The graduates from the program learn and gain knowledge and skills required for a wide range of engineering career challenges and practices such as renewable energy systems, energy optimization, CFD, thermal and heat transfer applications, aerodynamics applications, wind turbines, material research, advanced manufacturing and many more. Furthermore, a collaborative environment is created while educating the students to perform novel research as well as embrace creativity, interdisciplinary thought, critical thinking, and social liability. It also prepares the candidates to successfully pursue graduate degrees at the doctoral levels.

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 at different levels, prototype designers, automotive engineers, aerospace engineers, management consultants, among many others and many serve in senior leadership positions in their fields.

Typical course sequence

Curriculum

Credits

MECE – 707

Engineering Analysis

3

MECE – 709

Advanced Engineering Mathematics

3

MECE – 799

Thesis Proposal Seminar

0

MECE – 795

Graduate Seminar

0

 

Graduate Focus Area Courses

9
  Graduate Elective Courses 9
MECE – 790 Thesis 6

Total Semester Credit Hours

30

FOCUS AREA COURSES

Sustainability (Choose 3 of the following)

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hours

MECE - 629

Renewable Energy Systems

3

MECE - 733

Sustainability Energy Management

3

MECE - 739

Alternative Fuels and Energy Efficiency

3

MECE - 689

Special Topics: Fundamentals of Sustainable Engineering

3

ISEE - 786

Life Cycle Assessment

3

MECE - 689

Special Topics: Air Conditioning in Hot and Humid Conditions

3

MECE - 789

Special Topics: Design of Thermal Systems

3

MECE - 789

Special Topics: Water Desalination

3

Mechanics and Design (Choose 3 of the following)

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hours

MECE - 620

Introduction to optimal Design

3

MECE - 644

Introduction to Composite Materials

3

MECE - 752

Tribology Fundamentals

3

MECE - 623

Powertrain Systems and Design

3

MECE - 785

Mechanics of Solids

3

MECE - 605

Finite Elements

3

MECE - 657

Applied Biomaterials

3

Thermo-Fluids Engineering (Choose 3 of the following)

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hours

MECE - 731

Computational Fluid Dynamics

3

MECE - 738

Ideal Flows

3

MECE - 751

Convective Phenomena

3

MECE - 756

Boiling and Condensation

3

MECE - 610

Applied Biofluid Mechanics and Microcirculation

3

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.

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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.

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Research Center

This laboratory provides a large working space and is 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.

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Ghalib Y. Kahwaji

Professor and Chair

Dr. Wael A. Samad

Associate Professor

Dr. Salman Pervaiz

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mohamed Abdul Rahman

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Mohamed A. Samaha

Assistant Professor

Dr. Slim Saidi

Associate Professor