Minor in Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering is considered to be a natural extension of Mechanical Engineering and pursuing the minor in this area will hence give the chance to ME students to have some good knowledge in this vital area that will enable them to effectively engage in Aerospace Engineering industry both in UAE and abroad. The Aerospace industry is booming in UAE in general and in Al Ain in specific. This is why it becomes necessary to have qualified national graduates in Mechanical Engineering who are equipped with good foundations in Aerospace Engineering. Evidence on this is the interest shown recently by one of the main industrial companies in the area of Aerospace Engineering in UAE, namely Mubadala/Strata, where they approached UAE University and showed interest and willingness to support a minor program in Aerospace Engineering at the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Program Objectives

  • To develop engineers who are broad-based in aerospace technical knowledge and aerospace engineering applications.
  • To produce graduates who are able to solve problems and/or design products and services which are of importance to the aerospace industry in UAE.
  • To produce graduates who have specific technical skills and soft skills (communication skills, collaboration skills, problem solving skills, and work ethic) necessary to the aerospace industry.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • To apply knowledge of mathematics, calculus based sciences and engineering to aerospace engineering.
  • To design aerospace engineering related thermal and mechanical systems, component or processes to meet desired needs.
  • To identify, formulate and solve aerospace engineering problems.
  • To use modern engineering techniques, skills and computing tools necessary for aerospace engineering practice.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 18 hours

Aerospace Engineering

Required Coures (15.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MECH550Introduction to Aerospace Engineering3.000
MECH551Foundations of Aerodynamics3.000
MECH552Aircraft Structures3.000
MECH553Flight Dynamics, Stability and Control3.000
MECH554Aerospace Propulsion3.000


Elective Courses (Student should select one course from the following groups)

Group-1 (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MECH540Selected Topics in Design & Manufacturing3.000
MECH541Non-conventional Manufacturing3.000
MECH542Introduction to Composites Design & Manufacturing3.000
MECH543Introduction to Rapid Tooling3.000
MECH545Maintenance Engineering3.000
MECH547Intermediate Mechanics of Material3.000

Group-2 (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MECH510Selected Topics in Thermal Sciences3.000
MECH512Intermediate Heat Transfer3.000
MECH513Air Conditioning Systems 3.000
MECH516Energy Management3.000

Group-3 (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MECH506Control Engineering 3.000
MECH530Selected Topics in Mechatronics3.000
MECH531Introduction to Robotics3.000
MECH532Design of Mechatronics Systems3.000
MECH533Mechanical Vibration3.000