Bachelor of Engineering: Mechanical
Mechanical Engineers specialises in the design, production, testing and maintenance of small everyday items such as printers, disk drives and sensors to large and more complex systems such heating and cooling systems, transport systems, aeroplanes, robotics, medical devices and industrial equipment and machinery. Studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wollongong in Dubai means you'll develop the real-world skills and competencies required to secure a position as a design expert or specialist technician in various industries.
Spring - January
Summer - June
Autumn - September
UOWD’s Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in UAE is a broad and diverse discipline and requires particular skills and knowledge. In this undergraduate course, students will be exposed to the different aspects of mechanics and learn how to design, create, run and control machines efficiently. It provides an interdisciplinary disciplinary and industry-led learning experience where you will get an opportunity to not only interact with the students and faculties of other disciplines but also associate with various industries located in Dubai for final year engineering projects.
Mechanical Engineering students will develop a range of practical skills through a combination of laboratory work and projects.
The program from UOW ranks in the top 200 in the world by subject for Mechanical Engineering according to the QS World University Rankings 2017.
Mechanical engineers are in high demand regionally and internationally and job opportunities are plenty. Students undertaking the B.Eng (Mechanical Eng) typically enter professions such as a:
- Mechanical engineer
- Aerospace engineer
- Automotive engineer
- Product Design Engineers
- Control and Systems engineer
- Maintenance engineer
- Analysts and consultants
- Nuclear engineer
- Reliability engineer
- Advanced Postgraduate studies in Engineering
Accreditation and Recognition
The program is recognised by the Society of Engineers Australia, providing professional recognition in the field of engineering in Australia and globally. This recognition ensures that graduates from this course are admitted, on application, to the grade of Graduate Membership of Engineers Australia.
UOW Australia is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates, in recognition of its being among the top Australian engineering faculties. This achievement is a direct result of world class reputation in teaching and research.
Energy Institute (EI)
The Energy Institute (EI) is the leading professional membership body bringing global energy expertise together, from oil and gas to renewables. The EI connects you to a thriving global community and unlocks access to a broad range of benefits. Becoming a Student member of the EI will grant you access to resources and opportunities that will not only support you in your studies, but also to further your career development.
Accreditation and Recognition
This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and is fully recognised within the UAE, GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors.
In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW Australia degree after completion.
Degree Requirements and Program Structure
To qualify for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 222 Credit Points (CP) which include 30 CP of General Education as indicated in Table 1 and Table 2.
All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering are required to sit for a Placement Test in Mathematics and Physics and, if necessary, may be requested to complete additional remedial subjects. Placement tests are usually scheduled in the first week of your joining semester and students should contact the Faculty Office to apply for the test.
Bachelor of Engineering Placement Tests
All Bachelor of Engineering students should complete two Engineering Placement Tests, one in Physics and one in Mathematics/Statistics. Passing a placement tests means you will not be required to take the corresponding remedial subject.
A mark of 60% or above in the test will entitle the student to continue with the year 1 subjects for Mathematics/Statistics and Physics for the Bachelors of Engineering. Students who score less than 60% in the test would be required to enrol in a remedial zero level subject to further strengthen their foundations in these subjects.
For further information about test dates, fees, registration and syllabuses, please download the Engineering Placement Test FAQ Sheet.
Core & Elective Subjects
|Subject Code||Subject Title||Credit Points|
|Year 1 - Common year for all engineering programs|
|ENGG102||Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics||6|
|ENGG103||Materials in Design||6|
|ENGG105||Engineering Design for Sustainability||6|
|MATH141||Foundations of Engineering Mathematics||6|
|ENGG100||Engineering Computing and Analysis||6|
|PHYS143||Physics For Engineers||6|
|MATH142||Essentials of Engineering Mathematics||6|
|CHEM103||Introductory Chemistry For Engineers||6|
|MECH203||Mechanical Workshop Practice||0|
|ENGG251||Mechanics of Solids||6|
|ENGG252||Engineering Fluid Mechanics||6|
|MATH283||Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Statistics||6|
|MECH215||Mechanical Engineering Design 1||6|
|MECH252||Thermodynamics, Experimental Methods and Analysis||6|
|MECH321||Dynamics of Engineering Systems||6|
|MECH341||Thermodynamics of Engineering Systems||6|
|MECH382||Manufacturing Engineering Principles||6|
|MECH311||Mechanical Engineering Design 2||6|
|MECH365||Control of Machines and Processes||6|
|ENGG378||Sustainable Energy Technologies||6|
|MECH419||Finite Element Methods in Engineering||6|
|ENGG461||Managing Engineering Projects||6|
|MECH489||Engineering Asset Management||6|
|ECTE471||Robotics and Flexible Automation||6|
|One elective from List|
|CIVL311||Structural Design 1||6|
|MECH431||Computational Fluid Dynamics||6|
General Education (GED)
|Old Code||Subject Code||Subject Title||Credit Points|
|English Languages (18cp)|
|GEDA010||Academic Language Skills||6|
|GEDB010||Research Language Skills||6|
|GED 020||Academic Study Skills 2||6|
|Arabic Language (6 cp) - at least one of the below subjects|
|ARA101*||Arabic for Beginners 1A||6|
|ARA102*||Arabic for Elementary level users||6|
|Islamic Studies (6 cp)|
|ARTS017||ARTS317||Muslim Societies Across the Ages||6|
|UAE Studies (6) - at least one of the below subjects|
|ENVI030||GEOG222||Society and Environment: Resources, Challenges, Futures||6|
|ARTS035||IRAE135||UAE and International Relations||6|
|SOC 103||URBS103||Urban Sociology||6|
|Innovation (6 cp)|
|INE301||Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship||6|
Dr Mama Chacha
PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Université Aix-Marseille I, France; MSc Mechanical Engineering, Université Aix-Marseille I, France; BSc Mechanical Engineering, Polytech Marseille, Université Aix-Marseille I
Dr Chacha has more than 15-year experience in teaching engineering and sciences courses especially in the area of thermal sciences. He has co-supervised several post-doctoral...
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