Harnessing motion to serve the world
Harnessing motion to serve the world

Movement produces kinetic energy, convertible into power. Developing your ability to design, analyze, optimize, create and maintain civilization’s mechanical systems are the range of Mechanical Engineering programmes at Management and Science University (MSU).

Mechanical engineering counts among the oldest and broadest branch of engineering in social history, overlapping with disciplines such as electrical, civil, and aerospace engineering.

Aviation management and piloting is offered at MSU, as well as aircraft maintenance and technology

Many think that mechanical engineering’s popularity among university courses only increases job competition upon graduation but in fact mechanical engineering graduates have a universe of career options to choose from. 

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A famous alumni association of mechanical engineers

Mechanical engineers of the world include Nikola Tesla, who designed the alternating current (AC) system, and James Watt, best known for his improvement of steam engine design. Rudolf Diesel was the engineer/inventor of the diesel engine. The mechanical engineer and primary operator of the robotic arm onboard Space Shuttle Columbia was a female by the name of Kalpana Chawla. The infamous Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices was written by Master Engineer and Father of Robotics Ismail Al-Jazari. 

One of the labs at Management and Science University (MSU) Department of Engineering and Technology

Just what can you do with a mechanical engineering degree?

Mechanical engineers are responsible for building, designing, and maintaining machinery across a range of uses and industries. They apply fundamental maths and physics laws to build society’s mechanical things, and expectedly have a working knowledge of computers and their applications besides mathematics and physics. 

As they are also required to develop understanding of social, environmental, and economic factors, mechanical engineering graduates are able to go into a vast span of career sectors, from manufacturing and defence to construction and healthcare, even to IT and finance.    

Mechanical engineering at Management and Science University (MSU)  

Mechanical engineering is offered at MSU in four programmes and two specializations.

This programme prepares you especially well for careers in project and design engineering. Laying your foundation are engineering drawing, computer-aided design, and instrumentation and measurement in your first year; moving on to industrial safety and mechanics of machines in Year Two, and mechatronics and process and manufacturing technology in Year Three. Internship is in the fourth year of the three-and-a-half-year programme.

An air-conditioning trainer at MSU’s Aircraft Maintenance Technology laboratory

Your first year will be spent on technical drawing, metrology and instrumentation, and mechanics of materials, before moving on to thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, workshop technology and practice, and industrial training in your second. Courses in hydraulics and pneumatics, mechanics of machines, and electronics and digital engineering complete your third year. Suitable careers post-graduation include Process Technician, Mould Design Assistant, and Assistant Mechanical Engineer.  

Preparing you for residential, commercial, and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning will be this specialization, where fluid mechanics and electrical technology form your first-year courses. You move on to heat transfer, air-conditioning and refrigeration maintenance, and industrial training, before finishing off the two-and-a-half-year programme with air-conditioning system design and workshop technology and practice. With your MSU education embedding industry and entrepreneurship, you will be equipped to start your own repair and maintenance business or seek HVAC/R technician positions.

A heat-pump trainer at one of MSU’s three Mechanical Engineering labs

This specialization will put you on first-year courses in applied mechanics, thermodynamics, and electrical wiring and troubleshooting. Year Two will be spent on lift and escalator maintenance, hydraulic and pneumatics, and industrial safety and organization, and half the third year on industrial training. Future careers include job titles such as Building Supervisor and Maintenance Technician.

MSU Medical Centre (foreground) and student accommodation The Residence (behind)

For more information on MSU’s Mechanical Engineering programmes, visit the Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering (FISE), or place an enquiry.