All modules listed are compulsory.
Designed for international students who require a preparatory year prior to undergraduate study, our integrated foundation course is equivalent in learning to year 13 of the UK education system.
Successful completion of the foundation year will also guarantee you progression onto the Mechanical Engineering BEng programme. *You will need at least 100 credits, at least 55% in Academic English and Study Skills and at least 60% Mathematics modules.
We will ensure you're fully prepared for your undergraduate programme, immersing you in the university environment and giving you dedicated support in your first year in Dubai.
The first two years of this four year Mechanical Engineering course have been designed to provide a contemporary and flexible educational model that builds upon essential engineering fundamentals to develop students’ broader understanding of behaviour, policy, entrepreneurship, and global perspectives and kindles the passion necessary to address the societal challenge agenda.
If you are interested in studying in the UK, you can apply to spend the second year of your four year foundation course in Birmingham. Find out more about spending your second year in the UK.
Like all UAE Ministry of Education Higher Education Institutions, we also run the below listed compulsory modules. These modules are designed to support talented graduates in the region, with the skills to aid and further employability.
- Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Sustainability (EIS)
- Arabic Language 1
Please note these modules must be completed and passed, in addition to your core programme modules, during the course of your degree. Find out more about EIS and Arabic modules.
In the final year these fundamentals of engineering are used to explore advanced engineering topic areas, with a more problem solving based focus, within the context of a broadly based programme of study. In your final year you undertake a major individual project linked to your chosen field of specialisation. You will also undertake a group design study project exploring the associated commercial, legal and safety aspects of developing a new product.
Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2024. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to core modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.