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 in 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 a 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. Part-time working students have the option of attending evening classes.

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.


Curriculum Credits Focus Are Courses
MECE – 601 Math I for Engineers 3 MECE – 620 Service Analytics 3
MECE – 602 Math II for Engineers 3 MECE – 644 Concentration Courses 3
Focus Area Courses 9 MECE – 785 3
Electives 12
MECE – 792 Project 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 30
Focus Areas Courses
Total Semester Credit Hours – 36
Sustainability Credits Thermo/Fluids Engineering Credits
Choose three of the following MECE – 731 Computational Fluid Dynamics 3
MECE – 629 Renewable Energy Systems 3 MECE – 738 Ideal Flows 3
MECE – 733 Sustainable Energy Management 3 MECE – 751 Convective Phenomena 3
MECE – 739 Alternative Fuels and Energy Efficiency 3
ISEE – 786 Life Cycle Assessment 3
MECE – 605 Finite Elements 3 MECE – 789 Special Topics: Design of Thermal Systems 3
MECE – 789 Special Topics: Refrigeration & Air Conditioning 3 MECE – 789 Special Topics: Water Desalination 3
MECE – 789 Special Topics: Air Conditioning in Hot and Humid Conditions 3 MECE – 799 Independent Study 3

*Additional Sustainability course options may be available.


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Last updated July 17, 2018
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