Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering, being the broadest among the core engineering disciplines, offers the students a wide range of career choices and opportunities. Its strong and broad technical foundation provides opportunities in engineering practice, management positions and research as well graduate studies.

The department of Mechanical engineering at RIT Dubai, established in 2010, has inherited more than 180 years of excellence from its mother program at the Rochester campus.

The program is designed to offer students a solid foundation in mechanical engineering fundamentals in addition to knowledge in a wide range of topics such as energy systems, air conditioning, hydraulic machines, design of machinery and system controls among other areas. The program is unique in its hands-on and co-operative training which prepares the students to graduate directly into their jobs as engineers and enhances their network with the industry which reflects positively on their future job opportunities.

The broad base and co-operative experience of the program cultivates the learning, thinking and problem-solving abilities needed to adapt, to develop and to exercise responsible leadership through times of rapid change.

The department offers Bachelor of science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and an undergraduate option in Energy and the environment. Dubai students have access to other options such as Automotive Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Bioengineering through the study abroad program and Rochester campus.

Required Credit Hours: minimum 129 hours


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Career Options

Our mechanical engineering graduate runs from research through design and development to manufacturing and sales. Because of their comprehensive training and education, mechanical engineers often are called upon to assume management positions. Our graduates work in top international corporations as well as local companies in the UAE and wider region.