Mechanical Engineering BEng

Our BEng mechanical engineering course has been designed to be relevant to the needs of modern industry and to produce graduates who have the personal and intellectual qualities to be successful in their chosen careers. By the end of the BEng mechanical engineering course, you will be equipped to play leading roles in a professional capacity in both industry and academia, and thus able to deal with issues at the forefront of our discipline.

Our BEng mechanical engineering course is organised into integrated modules covering core mechanical engineering subjects that are designed to develop your learning progressively. You will consider the movement of mechanisms, the strength of the individual parts, the efficiency and environmental impact of your designs, and the methods that can be employed to make your product profitably.

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Tom Dawes

Mechanical Engineering student

“I have always had a strong interest in car design and engineering. The combination of form and function is something i know i wanted to experience in my career - Mechanical Engineering has provided me with the knowledge, experience and underlying principles behind designing for the real world.”

Mechanical Engineering is a professional discipline that is hugely important in day-to-day life, and supplies solutions to a vast range of sectors. Mechanical engineers design, analyse and manufacture machines that move using gears: from giant earth-moving machines and huge turbines in power stations, to all types of road and rail vehicles, space rockets and satellites. In the medical sector, Mechanical Engineers supply solutions in terms of life-saving equipment, life-enhancing artificial limbs, pacemakers, microscale pumps and incubators. We also make industrial robots; the machines that make other products.

Mechanical Engineering at Birmingham Dubai will produce graduates who are creative, highly numerate and skilled at solving problems and delivering results. We are a friendly community of self-assured professionals, determined to guide you to wherever your engineering talents will thrive. All our programmes reflect the strength and longevity of our industrial partnerships.

First and Second Year of our BEng Mechanical Engineering Course

The first two years of our BEng 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 course in Birmingham. Find out more about spending your second year in the UK.

Final Year of our BEng Mechanical Engineering Course

In the final year of our BEng mechanical engineering course the 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 of study on our BEng mechanical engineering course 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.

View the Mechanical Engineering Dubai campus brochure (pdf 478 KB).

By successfully completing the BEng Mechanical Engineering programme to at least a high 2.2, and subject to UK Visa approval, you can progress onto our MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering, allowing you to continue your education at postgraduate level.


All modules listed are compulsory.

Year one

  • Electrical Engineering 1 (20 credits)
  • Engineering Materials (10 credits)
  • Engineering Mathematics 1 (20 credits)
  • Fluid Mechanics and Energy Transfer (20 credits)
  • Integrated Design Project 1 (20 credits)
  • Computing for Engineers (10 credits)
  • Mechanics 1 (20 credits)

Year two

  • Engineering Mathematics 2 (20 credits)
  • Integrated Design Project 2 (20 credits)
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering (10 credits)
  • Mechanics 2 (20 credits)
  • Mechanical Design A (20 credits)
  • Mechatronics (10 credits)
  • Thermodynamics and Fluids (20 credits)

Year three

  • Mechanical Design B (20 credits)
  • Powertrain and Vehicle Engineering (20 credits)
  • Integrated Design Project 3 (20 credits)
  • Control Engineering (10 credits)
  • Sustainable Energy and the Environment (10 credits)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Finite Element Analysis (10 credits)
  • BEng: Individual Engineering Project (30 credits)

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 2019. 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.

Fees and funding

We charge an annual tuition fee which is set at AED 109,070 per year of study.


We have a number of scholarships available for 2019 entry. Find out more.

Entry requirements


3 A Levels. Typical offer AAB. A level Mathematics (Further Mathematics and Physics are not required but are advantageous). You must also pass the practical element of any reformed science A Levels which include Biology, Chemistry and Physics taught from 2015. General studies not accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

6,6,6 at Higher Level to include 6 in Mathematics with a minimum of 32 points overall. 


Please view the Middle East section on the international country page for further information on entry requirements. 


  • AAA = 85% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 80% West Bengal or 90% Other State boards. Mathematics must be taken with a A grade equivalency achieved.

Please view our India page for further information on entry requirements.


  • The University will consider students who have taken A Level examinations and/or the International Baccalaureate (IB). Requirements for each of these qualifications is listed above.

Please view our Pakistan page for further information on entry requirements. 

American System

Either a total of 3 distinct subject tests from APs and/or SAT subject tests or one year at a Community College or USA University.

Other entry requirements can be found on our international students pages.

How to apply

To find out more information about our application process please visit our 'How to apply page' before starting your application.

Learning and teaching methods will take the form of lectures, classes, case study work, online assignments and quizzes, presentations and self-directed study.

Work will be assessed via exams, coursework, presentations and a dissertation.

As the University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015-16, Birmingham is the UK’s number one university for securing a graduate-level job. 100% of our international students went on to graduate-level employment within 6 months of finishing their course (DLHE 2015/16).

A degree in Mechanical Engineering provides the skills required for a wide range of careers.  Our programme is designed to produce graduates who are organised, numerate, good at problem solving and have a wide range of professional skills to complement their technical abilities. These qualities, plus the prestige of a degree from a leading World Class University, make our graduates attractive  to companies in the engineering sector worldwide as well as those in finance, consultancy and commerce.

Examples of companies where our graduates have gone on to work include Aston Martin, Atkins, BP, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Exxon Mobil, Mercedes High Performance Engines and Laing O'Rourke.

"I had secured a summer placement with GKN through the University Mentoring Scheme, which allows me to learn about new skills and areas as well as incorporating the teaching I am learning at University. I also gained the opportunity to have an insight day with CDS (Control and Data Services) which is part of Rolls Royce Group."

Lik Soo, Mechanical Engineering student

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Your Birmingham Degree

Your Birmingham degree is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends.