Mechanical engineering, being the broadest among the core engineering disciplines, offers the students a wide range of career choices and opportunities. Its strong and broad technical foundation provides opportunities in engineering practice, management positions, research, and graduate studies.
The department of Mechanical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai, established in 2008, has inherited more than 180 years of excellence from its mother program at the Rochester campus. The program is designed to offer students a solid foundation in mechanical engineering fundamentals in addition to knowledge in a wide range of topics such as energy systems, air conditioning, hydraulic machines, design of machinery, and system controls among other areas. The program is unique in its hands-on and cooperative training, which prepares the students to graduate directly into their jobs as engineers, and enhances their network with the industry, which reflects positively on their future job opportunities.
The broad base and cooperative experience of the program cultivates the learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities needed to adapt, develop, and exercise responsible leadership through times of rapid change. The department offers a Bachelor of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and an undergraduate option in Energy and the Environment. Dubai students have access to other options such as Automotive Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Bioengineering through the study abroad program* at the Rochester campus.
In addition to its accreditation in the United States as part of the University in New York, the program has been accredited by ABET, approved by the Commission of Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs (MOE-HEA) in the UAE and recognized by the KHDA in Dubai.
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Our mechanical engineering graduate’s journey takes him from design through development and manufacturing to research and even sales. Because of their comprehensive training and education, Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai mechanical engineers often called upon to assume management positions. Our graduates work in top international corporations as well as local companies in the UAE and the wider region.
Besides its accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, USA as a Rochester NY campus program, the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is also accredited by the Ministry of Education - Higher Education Commission, UAE and is licensed by the KHDA in Dubai. It is also accredited by ABET, a recognized premier international engineering accreditation body.
"RIT offers not one, but two career fairs every year. In addition to career fairs, faculty is always helping us network with different companies. I met Schneider Electric’s Gulf HR VP at one of our women’s series talks and instantly I knew I wanted to be a part of such an amazing organization. 2 years later, I'm still working at Schneider electric as a Marketing Communication Specialist and could not be prouder of my university and thank them enough for helping me find a life-changing opportunity."Ghazaleh EsfehaniGraduate- BS Marketing
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"My Journey at RIT Dubai University started in 2017. What made me excited to join RIT Dubai is that I can graduate with an American degree while studying in the UAE. I am currently a fourth year Mechanical Engineering student with lots of wonderful experiences at the university. The course structures at RIT Dubai allow us to get exposed to the practical applications of the theories we learn, and that is translated by the numerous lab courses we take. Moreover, the courses enhance our group working skills through the group projects that we get. In addition to academics, RIT Dubai offers the students the opportunity to do long-term internships while enrolled in the university. I experienced a very exciting internship in Germany in a company that was once invited to the Career Fair that was arranged by our Co-op Office. It was a very nice experience where I had the chance to travel to Germany and experience the German culture and workplace. Through RIT Dubai, I am now prepared for the job market."Hassan KodssiBS- Mechanical Engineering