Program TitleBachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Total Credit Hours needed for completion of the program
  • Total: 133 Credit hours.
  • 4 years – 8 Semesters.
Award Granted On Completion Of The ProgramBachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering


The Mechanical Engineering field encompasses a wide range of activities associated with the design and manufacturing of systems involving the generation, conversion, transmission, and utilization of energy. Therefore, the Mechanical Engineering program aims to provide students with wide spectrum of knowledge in multiple disciplines including systems analysis and design, dynamics, engineering materials, thermos and fluid dynamics, heat transfer, mechanical vibrations, and control. The study of these engineering disciplines is supported by a large number of well-equipped laboratories in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, vibrations, instrumentation and computer aided engineering.


a. Goals

  • Provide students with the knowledge needed to pursue their major.
  • Expand student’s understanding of self, environment, and society.
  • Enable students to build a base of knowledge and skills that are needed for lifelong learning.
  • Give students the knowledge, skills, and motivations to make an ethical decision based on an understanding of societal values.


MCE general education prepares the student to:

  • Communicate effectively, in oral, written or listening situations and daily settings in Arabic or English.
  • Develop technological literacy and use the application of technology to achieve personal and educational goals.
  • Apply mathematical and statistical concepts to solve quantitative real-life problems.
  • Understand and apply scientific methods.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic theories and concepts in social and behavioural sciences; and apply them to personal, social, and developmental issues.
  • Understand the major ethical concepts and theories in the professional fields.
  • Adopt effective learning strategies appropriate to the situation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current environmental challenges.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Islamic religion and its relation to culture, civilization, and science.
  • Use critical thinking and reasoning skills for problem-solving.


a. Goals
To prepare graduates to:

  • Apply the engineering knowledge in the areas of structural, dynamic, energy, and computer-aided engineering in the design of mechanical engineering projects;
  • Identify and critically analyze and solve practical problems in the field of Mechanical Engineering
  • Be able to communicate effectively with other professionals in the field and with the general public in the conduct of their work;
  • Be able to advance their professional career or in the pursuant of their graduate studies in engineering
  • Practice engineering professionally, ethically, and in a responsible manner.


Upon graduation, a MCE graduate in mechanical engineering should demonstrate:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data;
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental,

social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;

  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
  • An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • An ability to communicate effectively;
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  • A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues;
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


Semester 1CrSemester 2Cr
ENG 101Introduction to Engineering1
BAS100Principles of Chemistry3ENG100Interdisciplinary Engineering Design3
BAS101Principles of Chemistry Lab1MTH110Calculus II3
GEN102English Communication I3BAS200Physics I: Newtonian Mechanics3
ENG130Introduction to Computer Aided Design3BAS201Physics I: Newtonian Mechanics Laboratory1
MTH101Calculus I3GEN105Introduction to IT Skills3
GEN107Emirates Society3GEN102Logic and Critical Thinking3
MTH200Multivariate Calculus3ENG200Applied Electrical Circuits3
BAS210Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism3ENG201Applied Electrical Circuits Lab1
BAS211Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory1MTH210Differential Equations and Laplace Transforms3
ENG140Statics3MCE 210Mechanics of Materials3
MCE 320Thermodynamics3MCE 300Dynamics3
GEN104Man and Environment3GEN108Innovation and Entrepreneurship3
ENG230Computer Aided Engineering3
MCE 340Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineers3MTH230Probability and Statistics3
ENG120Engineering Materials3BAS220Problem Solving Using Matlab3
MTH220Numerical Methods and Matrices3GEN 106Islamic Culture3
MCE310Mechanical Component Design3Mechanical Engineering Elective I3
MCE200Introduction to Mechanical System Design3MCE 400Heat Transfer3
ENG 400Internship3
Mechanical Engineering Elective II3MCE 440Mechanical Vibrations3
MCE420Dynamic Systems I3MCE 410Energy Systems Laboratory3
MCE 490Senior Design Project I2MCE 430Dynamic Systems II: Controls3
GEN108Ethics and Professional Practice in Engineering3MCE431Dynamic and Control Systems Lab1
Mechanical Engineering Elective III3MCE 491Senior Design Project II2
Free Elective I3Free Elective II3

Professional Occupations for Which Graduates Are Prepared in The Program

Graduates of the mechanical engineering program are prepared for a variety of careers in Mechanical Engineering. Example job titles include:

  • Design Engineer: define proper work methods and processes and ways to measure the performance of these processes.

  • Manufacturing Engineer: utilizing all resources efficiently and effectively with cost and performance in mind.

  • Quality/Reliability Engineer: verifying that engineering products and services meet customer requirement over the useful life of the product.

  • Project manager: manage projects by mapping out who does what, when, and how it can be done more efficiently. Form and direct teams to work toward a specific task and objectives.

Bachelor Degree in General Requirements

Students applying for admission to all ECT academic programs must be graduates with a UAE Secondary School Certificate, or it’s equivalent, as stated in the admission requirements set in the Ministerial Decrees No. 200/year 2004 and No 133/year 2005.

A) Secondary School Certificate: A certified UAE general secondary school certificate, with a minimum score of 60% or its equivalent is required for admission, according to the regulations of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. However, students with scores of less than 60% can study in the Foundation program and should pass 5 courses namely, Arabic Language, IT, Mathematics, Study Skills, and English Communication, along with a TOEFL score of 500 or equivalent before they study academic courses. Students with Industrial, Applied Technology, Commercial, and Agricultural Secondary School Certificates and with a minimum score of 65% can be admitted to ECT programs that are closely related to their fields of study and have to fulfill all other admission requirements. However, students with these certificates and with scores less than 65% can be admitted in the Foundation Program.

B) Proficiency in English: An adequate level of English language proficiency is required for admission. Applicants are required to present one of the following certificates of proficiency:

  • For English programs: (Diploma & Bachelor)
    1. Valid certified TOEFL results equivalent to 500 (173CBT, a 61 iBT) or above
    2. Valid certified IELTS results band 5.0
    3. Valid certified PTE A score of (36-41) is equivalent to an IELTS score of 5.0, and a PTE A score of (44) is equivalent to TOEFL 500 (173CBT, a 61 iBT). Otherwise, they may undertake a course of remedial or intensive English but must achieve the required score before they can proceed into their academic programs.
  • For the Arabic program “Mass Communication and Public Relations,” students should submit a TOEFL certificate with a score of 450 or equivalent. A student with a score of 400 can study the first year program but needs to obtain a 450 score before proceeding to the second year.
  • For Foundation Certificate Program Students who are admitted in the Foundation Program at ECT and wish to pursue their higher education also at ECT and have successfully completed the requirements of the (FP) should meet the English proficiency requirement.
  • Students who can’t provide proof of English proficiency upon admission will be required to undertake a course of remedial or intensive English provided by the ECT

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