American University in Dubai
American University in Dubai

American University in Dubai

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Mission The Mechanical Engineering Program prepares a culturally diverse student population for successful professional careers in mechanical Engineering at the local, regional and global levels. The Program is designed to ensure excellence in multiple technical areas within the broad field of mechanical Engineering , while emphasizing the role of general education, ethical and social responsibility, and life-long learning in the personal and professional growth of future mechanical engineers. Goals
  • Excel as mechanical engineers in the fields of design, consulting, operation, manufacturing, construction, or related areas, by building upon the design and problem-solving skills acquired through their studies;
  • Develop and implement innovative solutions in technical fields such as energy systems, automation and control, or materials and composites;
  • Pursue life-long learning opportunities including graduate studies, Engineering licensure, and specialized training;
  • Combine technical knowledge, team-work abilities, and communication skills to excel in culturally diverse environments;
  • Share technical innovations with the professional community and the public to benefit society at large.
Learning Outcomes Mechanical Engineering graduates will demonstrate…
  • Proficiency in both basic and applied aspects of differential and integral calculus, complex variables, linear and discrete mathematics, statistics, and basic science;
  • Thorough familiarity with the analytical and quantitative skills needed to identify and solve mechanical Engineering problems, and to analyze and interpret data;
  • A strong technical knowledge in energy systems design, automation and control, and mechanical system analysis;
  • An ability to conduct laboratory experiments and simulations, and design mechanical Engineering systems using physical components and software tools;
  • An aptitude to work effectively on teams in both intra-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary settings;
  • Competency in professional writing, oral communication, graphic presentation, and Engineering project documentation;
  • An understanding of ethical and professional issues in mechanical Engineering practice;
  • A recognition of the non-technical constraints on mechanical systems, including manufacturability, sustainability, health, safety, and economics;
  • An awareness of current issues in mechanical Engineering , and an appreciation for professional development through educational experiences outside the classroom.