Mechanical Engineering BEng (Dubai)

Start date
September 2019
Duration
3 years
Campus
Dubai
Course Type
Undergraduate, Single Honours
Fees

Tuition fee is AED 109,070 per year of study and can be paid in instalments.

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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

Mechanical Engineers positively impact our everyday lives. They make things move, develop and use new technolgies and solve complex problems. Mechanical engineers are constantly aiming to make important differences to benefit society and industry. At Birmingham our programme has been organised into integrated modules covering core mechanical engineering subjects that are designed to develop your learning progressively. This will give you the opportunity to develop the essential knowledge and skills for becoming a mechanical engineer, through building your understanding of the movement of mechanisms, the efficiency and environmental impact of your designs, as well as the methods that can be employed to make your product profitably.

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.

Mechanical engineers secure jobs in a wide range of revolutionary industries, from aerospace and nuclear engineering to accountancy and investment banking, a degree in mechanical engineering ensures that graduates have a strong range of career options open to them. Our graduates work in small and global organisations such as Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Aston Martin.

Explore the state-of-the-art facilities available to you

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

Why study Mechanical Engineering at Birmingham Dubai?

  • Global recognition - We offer the same world-class education as in our UK campus by delivering the same high quality curriculum and meticulously similar quality assurance processes.
  • Class sizes - You will be part of small-group teaching. This enables you to receive a more personalised educational experience.
  • Practical experience - You will have the opportunity to take part in hands-on projects. This will build your knowledge of the design process and the skills required within an engineering context.
  • Research focused teaching - Our research feeds directly into your teaching ensuring your programme includes the latest developments in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Industry Connections - We have industrial links with many large corporations such as Deloitte and Mercedes.
  • Exchange opportunities - You can choose to spend your second year studying at our picturesque campus in Birmingham, UK (subject to academic attainment).
  • Networks across the world - You will become part of a global community of mechanical engineering students across the world meaning you will be connected wherever you go in the world.

Meet our academics

Our Mechanical Engineering academics are highly qualified and based in Dubai.

See their profiles

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.

Tom Dawes, Mechanical Engineering student

Modules

All modules listed are compulsory.

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.

Year one

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.

Year two

Year three

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 2018. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Fees

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

Scholarships

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

How To Apply

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

UK

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. 

GULF

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

India

  • 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.

Pakistan

  • 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.

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.