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  • Bachelor Degree: B.E. Mechanical Engineering

    For B.E. First degree program, a student must fulfill the following requirements:

    -Discipline Core Courses - 48 units (16 Courses min.)
    -Discipline Electives - 12 units (4 Courses)
    -Open Electives - 15 units (5 Courses)
    -Humanities Electives – 8 units (3 Courses)
    -Practice School I - 5 units
    -Practice School II/Thesis - 20/16 units

    Semester I Semester II
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Mathematics II
  • Biology Laboratory
  • Workshop Practice
  • General Biology
  • Computer Programming
  • Chemistry Laboratory
  • Electrical Sciences
  • General Chemistry
  • Technical Report Writing
  • Mathematics I
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Physics Laboratory
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics, Oscillations and Waves
  • Semester III Semester IV
  • Mathematics III
  • Principles of Economics or Principles of Management
  • Humanities Electives
  • Humanities Electives
  • Material Science & Engineering
  • Mechanisms and Machines
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Heat Transfer
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Environmental Studies
  • Advance Mechanics of Solids
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Semester V Semester VI
  • Open/Humanities Electives
  • Open/Humanities Electives
  • Design of Machine Elements
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • Vibrations & Control
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Engineering Optimization
  • Engines, Motors, and Mobility
  • Prime Movers & Fluid Machines
  • Discipline Electives
  • Discipline Electives
  • Semester VII Semester VIII
  • Open Electives
  • Practice School II or
  • Discipline Electives
  • Thesis or Thesis with Electives

  • Disciplinary Electives

    • Artificial Intelligence for Robotics
    • Introduction to MEMS
    • Tribology
    • Fracture Mechanics
    • Product Design
    • Control Systems
    • Project Appraisal
    • Control Systems (EEE)
    • Control Systems (INSTR)
    • Numerical Analysis
    • Introduction to Sports Engineering
    • Fluid Power Systems
    • Nonlinear Vibrations
    • Fuel Cell Science and Technology
    • Gas Dynamics
    • Reverse Engineering and Rapid Prototyping
    • Advanced Metal Forming
    • Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion
    • Total Product Integration Engg.
    • Power Plant Engineering
    • Microfluidics and Applications
    • Energy Management
    • Additive Manufacturing
    • Industry 4.0 in Manufacturing
    • Computer Aided manufacturing
    • Solar Thermal Process Engineering
    • Automotive Vehicle
    • Quality Control, Assurance and Reliability
    • Mechanical Equipment Design
    • Composite Materials & Design
    • Refrigeration and Air conditioning
    • Precision Engineering
    • Combustion
    • Wind Energy
    • Automotive Technology
    • Numerical Techniques for Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer
    • Mechanism and Robotics
    • Finite Element Methods
    • Turbomachinery
    • Computational Fluid Dynamics
    • Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer
    • Convective Heat and Mass Transfer
    • Mechatronics and Automation
    • Lean Manufacturing
    • Supply chain management
    • Sustainable Manufacturing
    • Advanced Composites

  • Master's Degree: M.E. Design Engineering

    The curriculum for the M.E. Design Engineering programme has been specially designed to ensure transformation of a mechanical engineering graduate into a full-fledged Design Engineer. In addition, the students will gain networked knowledge in the core and intersection areas of design, development, simulation and manufacturing. In addition, the student will carry out design projects as well as dissertation which emphasizes on developing a well-rounded education through an exposure to academic and professional traits. Students are also exposed to the design engineering software tools such as AUTOCAD, CATIA, ANSYS, MSC ADAMS, DIGIMAT, ESPIRIT, DFX, and AUTOMATION STUDIO


    Semester I Semester II
  • Material Testing and Technology
  • Research Practice
  • Mechanism and Robotics
  • Computer Aided Analysis and Design
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Semester III Semester IV
  • Product Design
  • Dissertation Or
  • Dynamic and Vibration
  • Practice School
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Doctoral Degree: PhD. Mechanical Engineering

    The Ph.D. program is the highest degree offered by the Mechanical Engineering department at BITS Pilani, Dubai campus. The objective of this program is to breed, nurture and produce next generation industry leaders or high quality academicians. Primary emphasis is on independent research under the supervision of a faculty member using either in house facilities or through collaborative means. The choice of topic depends on the interest of the prospective candidate, relevance in the chosen field, novelty of research and practical feasibility in terms of time and available resources. They also gain valuable experience through the teaching program requiring them to teach a topic in a related undergraduate course. A Ph.D. candidate is expected to do high quality research, present their research at various national and international conferences, publish in well-known peer reviewed journals and develop networking skills necessary for developing collaborative research. A minimum of two publications are expected in order to graduate which is through a final Ph.D. dissertation seminar in presence of an external examiner. Students graduated from the department with Ph.D. degrees are all well established in their careers.

    Details of all faculty members and their areas of research interests are mentioned in the department faculty section. Please feel free to communicate with them if you are interested. Or kindly fix an appointment to discuss your interests. A comprehensive list of the available laboratory and software facilities is given in the facilities section.

  • Minor in Aeronautics

    Aeronautics is an exhilarating field encompassing the fundamentals of aerodynamics (interaction of air with objects in motion), propulsion (power systems responsible for the generation of thrust for providing motion), structures (design of airframes and material characteristics), and flight mechanics (trajectory study and optimization), as applied to air-borne vehicles within the atmosphere, and to rockets and spacecrafts outside.


    Core Courses:

    • Principles of Aerodynamics
    • Aircraft Propulsion
    • Flight Mechanics and Controls

    Elective Courses:

    • Introduction to Flight
    • Aircraft Structures
    • Gas Dynamics
    • Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion
    • Composite Materials and Design
    • Combustion
    • Numerical Techniques for Fluid Flow & Heat Transfer
    • Control Systems
    • Computer Based Control Systems

  • Minor in Robotics & Automation

    The Minor in Robotics & Automation aims to impart specialized knowledge and skills in robotics and automation required by engineers to the current demands of various industrial sectors. Automobile, aerospace & defense, logistics engineering and factory automation companies are currently asking for engineering graduates with add-on skills in these areas. Feedback has established that several sectors of industry need the newly recruited employees with knowledge and skills in 'automation', 'robotics', and 'mechatronics'. Currently, the need of core courses of any B.E. programme of the Institute limits sufficient coverage of these topics in the existing core and hence the only way students can complement their learning with these specialized courses is through a minor programme. This minor programme has been designed by keeping that need in focus. This minor programme consists of a fairly generic core so as to be relevant to students of any discipline and a broad set of elective courses covering application of the fundamentals of robotics and automation to various industry sectors.


    Core Courses:

    • Robotics
    • Control Systems
    • Artificial Intelligence for Robotics

    Elective Courses:

    • Neural Network & Fuzzy Logic
    • Introduction To MEMS
    • Remote Sensing and Image Processing
    • Machine Learning
    • Digital Signal Processing
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Modern Control Systems
    • Embedded System Design
    • Industrial Instrumentation and Control
    • Advanced Control Systems
    • Kinematics & Dynamics of Machinery
    • Computer Aided Manufacturing
    • Mechatronics & Automation
    • Mechatronics

  • Minor in Material Science & Engineering

    Materials Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary subject that makes use of knowledge from Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Biology and Biotechnology, but which has its own special character. It is always evolving new and exciting materials such as nanomaterials, high-temperature and lightweight materials, green materials and sustainable biomaterials for tissue engineering are continually emerging. The field of Material Science combines a wide knowledge base and puts it to diverse practical and commercial use.


    Core Courses:

    • Materials Science and Engineering
    • Materials Characterization
    • Materials Processing

    Elective Courses:

    • Introduction to Nanoscience
    • Corrosion Engineering
    • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
    • Solid State Chemistry
    • Nanochemistry
    • Composite Materials and Design
    • Introduction to Biomaterials
    • Materials for Catalytic Applications
    • Coating and thin film technology
    • Glass Technology
    • Materials for Energy Applications
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Polymer Materials
    • Thin Film Technology
    • Physics of Advanced Materials
    • Soft condensed Matter Physics

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