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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The curriculum for the program in Mechanical Engineering is designed to comply with local education framework and benchmarked with international institutions. It consists of 138 credit-hours of course work. Lab hands-on experience and emphasis on practical aspects are important elements that are integrated throughout the curriculum. The first year is common with other engineering majors to allow students to change to other engineering majors during the second year of their study if they wish to do so.


The objectives of the program are to:

  • To impart a sound understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of mechanical and Mechatronics engineering.
  • To develop the mathematical, scientific and computational skills in formulating and solving mechanical and Mechatronics engineering problems.
  • To cultivate the skills pertinent to the engineering design process, conduct of experiments and analyze and interpret data.
  • To engage students in solving real-world problems that requires multi-disciplinary approaches while addressing relevant social, environmental, economical and aesthetic concerns.
  • To develop effective teamwork and communication skills.
  • To prepare students for leading roles in the profession and the community.

Each student graduating from the Mechanical Engineering program will have:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • ability to conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • ability to appreciate the impact of engineering solutions in both local and global contexts.
  • ability to perform in a team environment.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • A demonstration of knowledge of contemporary issues in the field.
  • An ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • An ability to engage in undergraduate research.

Admission requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Program are as specified in College Section 6-a,  page 214 of the DU catalogue.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, students must satisfactorily complete 138 credits taken over four academic years, with an overall minimum average of 65 percent, and a cumulative average of 70 percent in the major courses. The University, College, and Program requirements are as given in the following table.

The University requirements consist of ten courses comprising of 30 credit hours as specified in College Section 8,  page 216 of the DU catalogue.

The College requirements consist of 15 courses and labs comprising of 36 credit hours as given below:


The program core requirements consist of 20 courses encompassing 58 credit hours.

A student has to take a total of 4courses encompassing 12 credit hours and 2 laboratory electives encompassing 2 credit hours from the following list:

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