The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering offers two undergraduate programs, the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and the Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering.
Both programs provide the students with a world-class educational curriculum that is carefully designed to meet the required high standards of the UAE and the international market in which the two programs are accredited by the ABET (American Board of Engineering and Technology) and the Ministry of Education in the UAE as they meet all the latest international educational standards.
Mechanical Engineering Program
Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. It applies the principles of engineering, material science, physics and mathematics to design, analyze and manufacture machines of all types including automobiles, airplanes, rockets, submarines, power generation systems, biomedical instrumentation, robots, manufacturing systems, household appliances and many, many more. It is at the heart of the design, development, and manufacturing of every product we have today.
Have you ever wondered ….
- How refrigeration and air conditioning systems, airplanes, high-speed trains, automobiles, and other amazing machines are designed, built, and operated safely?
- How can renewable energy be used for water desalination and the generation of electricity?
- How can we tap natural resources in a responsible, sustainable manner?
- How can you tap your innate creativity and innovation skills to transform simple ideas into big solutions?
- How to curb the emissions and dumping of toxic substances into the air, oceans, rivers, and soil?
About your role in uplifting the human spirit in a changing world? Wonder no more! Earning a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sharjah will give you the opportunity to contemplate the meanings of and to find answers to these ever so important life questions.
What is Mechanical Engineering?
Mechanical Engineering is concerned with the principles of force, motion, energy, materials, and manufacturing. The blending of these principles with the human imagination transforms natural resources into useful and amazing systems, machines, products, and artifacts that are necessary to the creation of commodities and services essential to human life such as electricity, clean water, food, clothing, transportation, housing, and education to enhance human safety, security, health, comfort and productivity.
Mechanical Engineering at UoS
The Mechanical Engineering Program at the University of Sharjah puts what is in the best interest of students, first and foremost. Every little experience the student attains represents a block in the building of a competent, confident, purposeful, problem solving, competitive, responsible, and conscientious individual. This is accomplished using a curriculum and facilities that conform to the highest of standards, faculty members committed to the academic and personal growth of the student, and an environment that inspires learning and drives creativity.
Program Students Outcomes (SO):
Upon successful completion of the B.Sc. degree in ME, students will have:
a. The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
b. The ability to design and conduct experiments, to analyze and interpret data.
c. The ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
d. The ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
e. The ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f. The understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g. The ability to communicate effectively.
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
j. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
k. The ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Nuclear Engineering Program
Nuclear Engineering is focused on the study and application of the properties of atomic nuclei and their reactions in areas such as energy production, industrial quality control, medical diagnostics or cancer treatment. In addition to well-known areas, nuclear engineers are involved in many other applications of nuclear science and technology in fields as diverse as agriculture, industry, homeland security, forensics, environmental protection, and even art.
Do you know that a 7 grams uranium fuel pellet provides as much energy as; 480 cubic meters of natural gas, 807 kilograms of coal, or 564 liters of oil? Today, 437 nuclear power plants in 31 countries produce about 14% of the world's electricity. Also, 68 plants in 15 countries are under construction. Nuclear energy provides a safe, clean, and efficient source of power on a large scale.
The nuclear technology journey in the United Arab Emirates started in April 2008 upon release of a document policy entitled "Policy of the United Arab Emirates on the Evaluation and Potential Development of Peaceful Nuclear Energy". The transparency and commitment to the highest standards of power plants design, safety and security make UAE a role model for nuclear energy development worldwide.
By 2020, the United Arab Emirates' annual need for electricity will be more than 40, 000 megawatts reflecting a growth rate of 9%, that is, almost three times the global average 3.4%. It is expected that by 2020, 25% of the United Arab Emirates' electricity needs will be produced by nuclear energy generated by four power plants. Currently, two reactor units ( Barakah 1 and Barakah 2) are under construction with net capacity 2690 megawatts.
Do you want to be a part of the Emirate Nuclear technology journey? Are you aware that the applications of nuclear engineering are not limited to nuclear power reactors but also stretch into medical, environmental, industrial, and research applications? Do you know that the Our Nuclear Engineering Program at the University of Sharjah is the only program in the United Arab Emirates that offers a B.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering?. Interested in delving more into this field and tackling complex, yet fun, problems? Then you should consider nuclear engineering as your career.
Upon successful completion of the B.Sc. degree in Nuclear Engineering, the students will have:
a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, to analyze and interpret data
c) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
d) An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g) An ability to communicate effectively
h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j) A knowledge of contemporary issues
k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice