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Dhofar University

Mechanical Engineering

Why choose ME | Why choose MTE

Department of Mechanical Engineering 

Mechanical engineering is the discipline of using energy, force, and motion to enhance quality of life. Mechanical engineering involves diverse expertise such as designing machines and mechanical devices, power generation and energy conversion, heat and fluid flow, manufacturing processes and systems, and processing of materials. Employment prospective may include construction, oil and gas, petrochemical industry, HVAC, electronic devices, biomedical prostheses, nuclear power, aerospace technology, industrial automation, and others.

The ME department, established in 2005, offers two undergraduate degrees: the Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

In addition to the main track in mechanical engineering, the department also offers a minor in mechatronics. Mechatronics is an exciting new field of engineering science that is concerned with the design and operation of engineering products such robots, automated subsystems such as anti-lock brake system (ABS), and fuel control systems for automobile engines and aircraft, etc


The objectives of the program are to:

  • Provide students with a broad educational background of technical and non-technical skills and
  • knowledge that positions them for a successful professional practice as entry-level engineers in existing
  • firms or graduate students in any program in the world, while having the aptitude to contribute to society.
  • Equip students for life-long learning.
  • Cultivate in students an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.

Final Year Project

Students normally in groups of three are supervised to work on a project accounting for three credits, which extends over a full academic year. The project aims to provide students with a transitional experience from the academic world to the professional world. It is designed to serve as a platform in which mechanical engineering students in teams engage in a comprehensive, integrative, meaningful design experience requiring the solution of open-ended problems that draw from knowledge acquired in the lead-up courses to better prepare them to enter the real world of Engineering practice.

Practical Training/Summer Internship

All fourth year engineering students are required to participate in a summer internship period of eight to twelve weeks. This graduation requirement ensures that each students gain practical training experience during the summer prior to graduation, with either a company or another academic institution.

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Click here to know more)
BS in Mechanical Engineering (Click here to know more)
Minor in Mechatronics (Click here to know more)

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