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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering
    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 ISemester II
    • BITS F110 Engineering Graphics          
    • MATH F112 Mathematics II
    • BIO F110 Biology Laboratory
    • ME F112 Workshop Practice
    • BIO F111 General Biology
    • CS F111 Computer Programming
    • CHEM F110 Chemistry Laboratory
    • EEE F111 Electrical Sciences
    • CHEM F111 General Chemistry
    • BITS F112 Technical Report Writing
    • MATH F111 Mathematics I
    • MATH F113 Probability and Statistics
    • PHY F110 Physics Laboratory
    • BITS F111 Thermodynamics
    • PHY F111 Mechanics, Oscillations and Waves
    Semester IIISemester IV
    • MATH F211 Mathematics III
    • ECON F211 Principles of Economics or MGTS F211 Principles of Management
    • Humanities Electives
    • Humanities Electives
    • ME F211 Mechanics of Solids
    • ME F218 Advanced Mechanics of Solids
    • ME F212 Fluid Mechanics
    • ME F219 Manufacturing Processes
    • ME F213 Material Science & Engineering
    • ME F220 Heat Transfer
    • ME F217 Applied Thermodynamics
    • ME F221 Mechanisms and Machines
    • BITS F225 Environmental Studies
    Semester VSemester VI
    • Open/Humanities Electives
    • Open/Humanities Electives
    • ME F314 Design of Machine Elements
    • ME F318 Computer Aided Design
    • ME F315 Advanced Manufacturing Processes
    • ME F319 Vibrations & Control
    • ME F316 Manufacturing Management
    • ME F320 Engineering Optimization
    • ME F317 Engines, Motors, and Mobility
    • ME F341 Prime Movers & Fluid Machines
    • Discipline Electives
    • Discipline Electives
    Semester VIISemester VIII
    • Open Electives
    Practice School-II    or
    • Discipline Electives
    Thesis or Thesis with Electives

    Disciplinary Electives

    • AN F311 Principles of Aerodynamics
    • AN F312 Aircraft Propulsion
    • AN F313 Flight Mechanics and Controls
    • AN F314 Introduction to Flight
    • AN F315 Aircraft Structures
    • BITS F327 Artificial Intelligence for Robotics
    • BITS F415 Introduction to MEMS
    • DE G513 Tribology
    • DE G514 Fracture Mechanics
    • DE G531 Product Design
    • ECE F242 Control Systems
    • ECON F411 Project Appraisal
    • INSTR F242 Control Systems (INSTR)
    • MATH F313 Numerical Analysis
    • ME F340 Introduction to Sports Engineering
    • ME F411 Fluid Power Systems
    • ME F413 Nonlinear Vibrations
    • ME F414 Fuel Cell Science and Technology
    • ME F415 Gas Dynamics
    • ME F416 Reverse Engineering and Rapid Prototyping
    • ME F417 Advanced Metal Forming
    • ME F418 Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion
    • ME F419 Total Product Integration Engg.
    • ME F420 Power Plant Engineering
    • ME F423 Microfluidics and Applications
    • ME F424 Energy Management
    • ME F425 Additive Manufacturing
    • ME F426 Industry 4.0 in Manufacturing
    • ME F432 Computer Aided manufacturing
    • ME F433 Solar Thermal Process Engineering
    • ME F441 Automotive Vehicles
    • ME F443 Quality Control, Assurance and Reliability
    • ME F451 Mechanical Equipment Design
    • ME F452 Composite Materials & Design
    • ME F461 Refrigeration and Air conditioning
    • ME F472 Precision Engineering
    • ME F482 Combustion
    • ME F483 Wind Energy
    • ME F484 Automotive Technology
    • ME F485 Numerical Techniques for Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer
    • ME G511 Mechanism and Robotics
    • ME G512 Finite Element Methods
    • ME G514 Turbomachinery
    • ME G515 Computational Fluid Dynamics
    • ME G533 Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer
    • ME G534 Convective Heat and Mass Transfer
    • MF F311 Mechatronics and Automation
    • MF F418 Lean Manufacturing
    • MF F421 Supply chain management
    • MF F485 Sustainable Manufacturing
    • MST G522 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 ISemester II
    • DE G631 Material Testing and Technology
    • BITS G540 Research Practice
    • ME G511 Mechanism and Robotics
    • ME G611 Computer Aided Analysis and Design
    • ME G512 Finite Element Methods
    • Elective
    • Elective
    • Elective
    Semester IIISemester IV
    • DE G531 Product Design
    BITS G629T Dissertation or
    • DE G611 Dynamics and Vibration
    BITS G639 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:

    • AN F311 Principles of Aerodynamics
    • AN F312 Aircraft Propulsion
    • AN F313 Flight Mechanics and Controls


    Elective Courses:

    • AN F314 Introduction to Flight
    • AN F315 Aircraft Structures
    • ME F415 Gas Dynamics
    • ME F418 Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion
    • ME F452 Composite Materials and Design
    • ME F482 Combustion
    • ME F485 Numerical Techniques for Fluid Flow & Heat Transfer
    • EEE F242 Control Systems
    • EEE F417 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:

    • BITS F441 Robotics
    • EEE/INSTR F242 Control Systems
    • BITS F327 Artificial Intelligence for Robotics


    Elective Courses:

    • BITS F312 Neural Network & Fuzzy Logic
    • BITS F415 Introduction To MEMS
    • BITS F442 Remote Sensing and Image Processing
    • BITS F464 Machine Learning
    • ECE F434 Digital Signal Processing
    • EEE F411 Internet of Things (IoT)
    • EEE F422 Modern Control Systems
    • EEE G512 Embedded System Design
    • INSTR F343 Industrial Instrumentation and Control
    • INSTR G611 Advanced Control Systems
    • ME F244 Kinematics & Dynamics of Machinery
    • ME F432 Computer Aided Manufacturing
    • MF F311 Mechatronics & Automation
    • MSE G511 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:

    • CHE F243/ME F213 Materials Science and Engineering
    • MST F331 Materials Characterization
    • MST F332 Materials Processing


    Elective Courses:

    • BITS F416 Introduction to Nanoscience
    • CHE F433 Corrosion Engineering
    • CHEM F223 Colloid and Surface Chemistry
    • CHEM F326 Solid State Chemistry
    • CHEM F336 Nanochemistry
    • ME F452 Composite Materials and Design
    • MST F333 Introduction to Biomaterials
    • MST F334 Materials for Catalytic Applications
    • MST F335 Coating and thin film technology
    • MST F336 Glass Technology
    • MST F337 Materials for Energy Applications
    • MST F338 Metals and Alloys
    • MST F339 Polymer Materials
    • PHY F379 Thin Film Technology
    • PHY F414 Physics of Advanced Materials
    • PHY F416 Soft condensed Matter Physics