Mechanical Engineering lab equipment

As a Mechanical Engineering student in Dubai, your learning experience will be enhanced by the use of our brand new, state-of-the-art laboratories, which have been purpose built and are fitted out with a range of advanced equipment and software.  Using these facilities to conduct practical experiments and project work provides a valuable opportunity to gain hands-on experience, allowing you to apply theory learned in class, to real-world problems in the lab.

Engineering Laboratories

Engineering laboratories are a key part of the University of Birmingham Dubai Engineering degree. Developed through decades of world-class engineering education, they are designed to promote and enhance “enquiry based learning” and student experience by facilitating a practical, hands on approach. 
This approach will consolidate your learning, build your knowledge of the design process and develop the practical engineering skills required by industry and universities for those who wish to pursue postgraduate education. In addition to the practical elements of lab sessions, you will also develop other important technical skills such as experimental documenting and report writing.

Integrated Design Project

A unique suite of modules we offer called the integrated design project, provide an excellent opportunity for you to use the advanced equipment and lab facilities to work in groups on a large engineering project with industry input. Running across all years of the course, this will be a challenging but inspiring and rewarding part of your studies.


As part of your studies, you will have access to the below specialist equipment for relevant modules:


  • Motion under variable acceleration
  • Centrifugal force
  • Shear forces in simply supported beams
  • Bending moments in a simply supported beam
  • Pin-jointed Truss
  • Mechanical testing

Fluid Mechanics and Energy Transfer

  • Water turbines
  • Energy principle and Venturimeter
  • Momentum principle and impact of jets
  • Pipe losses
  • Engine Test
  • Natural Convection and Radiation
  • Two-stage air compressor

Electrical Engineering and Mechatronics

  • Electrical Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS)
  • Microcontrollers training system
  • Analogue labs
  • Digital labs

Final year projects

  • 3D printers to  manufacture prototypes
  • Virtual reality and Augmented reality kits for augmented reality simulations
  • Engine facilities to measure engine performance
  • Wind tunnels used for analysis of automobiles, aerofoils and wind turbine blades
  • Humanoid robots for programming and mechanics analytics
  • Renewable solar energy PV panels for energy audit and solar farm design
  • State-of-the-art computer aided design/manufacturing (CAD/CAM) facility
  • Access to supercomputing facilities are available to students interested in Machine Learning, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis and Artificial Intelligence modelling