Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

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Program Description

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Overview

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest and oldest branches of engineering and can require work that ranges from the design and manufacture of very fine and sensitive instruments with micro and nano scales to the design and fabrication of huge power plants. The ME program emphasizes a fundamental approach to engineering in which the student learns to identify needs, define problems and apply basic principles and techniques to obtain a solution. This philosophy is incorporated in classroom lectures, laboratory activities, design projects, and research. ME graduates are expected to deal with moving devices and complex systems. Students learn about materials, design, manufacturing, solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, control, and instrumentation, to understand mechanical systems. Specialized ME subjects include energy conversion, energy management, air conditioning, turbomachinery, composite materials and materials processing, combustion, fracture mechanics, selected topics in mechatronics and vibration, control engineering, introduction to robotics, selected topics in manufacturing and design, maintenance engineering, biomechanics and selected topics in bioengineering. (Total credit hours is 30 for thesis and 33 for no-thesis).

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Program Objectives

  • Foster high-quality graduate-level mechanical engineering education and research and generate graduates with high levels of competence in fundamental and applied concepts of mechanical engineering.
  • Prepare graduates for successful careers in industry and/or academia and to promote and instill ethical practice and life-long learning.
  • Enrich the research collaboration between the university and the industrial sectors in the country and worldwide.
  • Graduate professionals and leaders in the global industries.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge and skills ethically for solving mechanical engineering problems and drawing conclusions.
  • Conduct mechanical engineering studies utilizing experimental, computer software and other modern tools.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to present technical and research work.
  • Conduct independently and with a team quality scientific and applied research.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours: minimum of 30 hours

Mechanical Engineering (30 for theses and 33 for no-theses)

Required Courses (15 hours) Credit Hours
ELEC620 Analytical Techniques in Engineering 3
ELEC600 Numerical Methods in Engineering 3
MECH615 Advanced Dynamics 3
MECH630 Advanced Solid Mechanics 3
MECH650 Advanced Fluid Mechanics 3
Elective Courses - 9CH for Thesis and 18CH for Non-Thesis (18 hours) Credit Hours
MECH612 Advanced Mechanical Vibrations 3
MECH614 Advanced Control Systems 3
MECH633 Finite Element Methods 3
MECH626 Fatigue & Fracture Mechanics 3
MECH632 Advanced CAD/CAM 3
MECH645 Advanced Heat Transfer 3
MECH654 Advanced Thermodynamics 3
MECH640 Directed Studies in Mechanical Engineering 3

Thesis

Required Courses (For thesis student only) (6 hours) Credit Hours
MECH660 Mechanical Engineering Seminar 0
MECH690 Thesis 6

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of higher education and scientific research;
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent in all undergraduate work.
  • A score of at least 6.0 on the IELTS Academic exam or equivalent.
  • This test score must be less than two years old at the time of application, with the following exceptions:

Conditional Acceptance

An applicant with a Bachelor degree recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research may be granted conditional admission into the Master’s program in one and only one of the following cases:

An applicant with an IELTS score of 5.5, or its equivalent. Such a Student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to a dismissal:

  1. Must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or its equivalent, by the end of the student’s first semester of study;
  2. May take a maximum of six (6) credits hours in the first semester, not including intensive English courses;
  3. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

An applicant with an undergraduate cumulative GPA less than 3.0 but equal or higher than 2.5, or its equivalent. Such a student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to a dismissal:

  1. May take a maximum of nine (9) credits hours in the first semester of study;
  2. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

Merit Fellowship Award

To receive the Merit Award, students are expected to have high academic credentials and maintain their academic success at the UAEU. The Merit Fellowship Award offers a financial assistance in form of partial tuition waiver to qualified students. Students in STEM and strategic areas of the country (renewable energy, transportation, health, water resources, technology, space) will have priority.

Student Eligibility:

  • Have Excellent Academic Standing (GPA ≥ 3.6/4.0).
  • Maintain a GPA ≥3.6/4.0 during study at UAEU.
  • Have no other financial sponsorship or award.

Benefits:

  • 50% discount on tuition fees.

Duration:

  • Valid until graduation as long as the student is abiding with the Student Eligibility conditions.

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Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling approximately 13,900 students, with more than 900 faculty and 65,000 alumni holding key positions ... Read More

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