Course overview


Students will learn fundamental skills and knowledge by studying core modules such as Engineering Mathematics, Mechanical principles, and Machines and Mechanisms. These modules will provide students with a strong foundation in mathematical concepts and their application in engineering. Additionally, students will gain an understanding of mechanical principles and the functioning of various machines and mechanisms used in engineering applications. The optional modules in the curriculum include Design for 3D Printing, Bioengineering, and Emerging Materials and Processes to tailor the course to your interests. These modules allow students to explore specialised areas within engineering that align with their interests and career goals. Design for 3D Printing focuses on the principles and techniques of designing for additive manufacturing, while Bioengineering delves into the application of engineering principles in biology and medicine. Emerging Materials and Processes introduces students to technological advancements in materials science and manufacturing. By selecting the optional modules, students can customise their courses to suit their interests and aspirations in engineering. Modules such as Product Design, Project Management, and Engineering Business Environment equip you with the professional skills you need to work in the industry.

Our teaching and course content is informed by our research in diverse areas, including aerodynamics, fluid systems, transportation, manufacturing, and sustainable development.

You can study Mechanical Engineering as a three-year BEng (Hons) programme.


Key features


  • Study various topics, including computer-aided design, thermodynamics and heat transfer, solid mechanics, dynamics and control, materials engineering and processing, and fracture mechanics.
  • The programme leaders are experienced professionals dedicated to ensuring students receive a high-quality education. They are readily available to answer any questions or concerns students may have regarding the accreditation process or the course content. 
  • Access to DMU's on-campus facilities, such as dynamic laboratories, mechanics and materials laboratories, engine test cells, and Rohde and Schwarz embedded systems laboratories.
  • Open your career prospects across various fields, including aerospace, automotive, defence, energy, and product manufacturing.
  • DMU Dubai students can now benefit from the Industry Advisory Board, which comprises leading experts and professionals at the enterprise level. The board provides valuable insights and guidance to ensure the curriculum remains relevant and current with industry trends and demands.
  • Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance.

CBSE/ ICSE/ All Indian Boards


  • Successful completion of Standard XII with a 65% average from the best four subjects excluding Hindi or any other local language, e.g. Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi
  • Interview any candidate with 60% or above
American High School Diploma + SAT

High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 PLUS Advanced Placement, two subjects from group A with grade 3 or above ORSAT2  - 2 subject tests with a minimum score of 500 in each = 1000

UAE TawjihiyyaEntry to IYZ only
International Baccalaureate Diploma24 points
BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DMM

5 "B" grades (Only for Business Programme)


FBISE grade 12 (Pakistan)85%
Curriculum Russian/Kazakhstan Entry to IYZ only.
English Language TestEntry Requirement
IELTS Academic6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each band)
TOEFL Internet-based72 (17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading)
Pearson PTE Academic51

Additionally, students with the following qualifications may be considered as having met the English language requirements:

English LanguageEntry Requirement
GCSE/ IGCSE/O-Level English 
(as a first or second language)
Grade C or Higher
CBSE/ ISC boards/ NIOS/ All state boardsA minimum grade of 55% in English
International BaccalaureateMinimum grade 5 in English A1 (Standard or Higher Level) in IB OR a minimum of grade 5 in English B (Higher Level)
West African/Nigerian Curriculum WAEC/ WASSCE/ SSSCE  Minimum grade "C6"


Education 2030

We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.

Read more about Education 2030

Course modules

  • Block 1: Engineering Tools and Principles 1
  • Block 2: Engineering Tools and Principles 2
  • Block 3: Mechanical Design and Manufacturing 1 
  • Block 4: Mechanical Design and Manufacturing 2



  • Block 1: Mechanical Principles
  • Block 2: Dynamic, Instrumentation and Control
  • Block 3: Mechanical Materials and Structures
  • Block 4: Design and Project Management
  • Block 1: Advanced Mechanical Materials and Professional Practice
  • Block 2: Mechanical Energy Analysis 
  • Blocks 3 & 4: Project based modules 


See more detailed module descriptions

Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

Professional Accreditations

At DMU Leicester this programme is accredited by the below-mentioned bodies. Students starting at DMU Dubai then transferring to DMU Leicester to complete their studies may be eligible to achieve the UK professional accreditations associated with this programme: contact us to find out more.


This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer. Students who successfully graduate with this degree may, with the appropriate further learning, meet the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. 

The BEng (Hons) programme is CEng accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and fulfils the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer when presented with an accredited MSc. In addition, the programme meets the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

Teaching and assessments

Mechanical Engineering is taught by knowledgeable and experienced staff giving you the opportunity to gain a sound understanding of engineering principles along with the professional skills that will enable you to study successfully and embark on a rewarding career.

A variety of techniques are used throughout the Mechanical Engineering course with an emphasis on lectures, supporting tutorials and laboratory classes.

Student-centred learning takes place through the research and presentation of findings, report writing, individual and group assignments and practical work-based exercises to develop your skills and understanding.  

You will have access to computer and experimental laboratory facilities throughout the course, including industry-standard 3D design and FEA Analysis software. 

Teaching contact hours

You will normally attend around 12–16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake around 20 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

Graduate careers

Mechanical Engineering students can go on to work in industries including aerospace, automotive, defence, and energy, as well as in product manufacturing and the food and beverage industries. The course also provides opportunities to pursue careers in broader areas of design, research and development, marketing, sales, production management and quality control. 

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