American University of Beirut

Mechanical Engineering
  • ​​​Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) where our undergraduate program offers the basic foundations underpinning the vast and versatile field of mechanical engineering.

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This mission is realized by focusing on the following areas: (i) thermal fluids, (ii) design, material, and manufacturing, and (iii) mechatronics. The student will gain experience in engineering applications, learn the underlying fundamentals, and acquire the skills and methods for problem-solving. Designed to promote lifelong learning and progressive professional development, the curriculum balances depth and rigor with breadth and creativity to continuously adapt to the rapid technological and societal changes.​

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) offers an undergraduate program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Mechanical Engineering. The BE Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology.

    The department also offers three master's programs each with a thesis or non-thesis option: Master of Engineering major Mechanical Engineering (ME)Master of Mechanical Engineering major in Applied Energy (ME), and Master of Science in Energy Studies (MS),  and a master of Engineering dual degree in Engineering Management and Energy studies. In addition, the department also offers an online degree in Building Energy systems and a degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering.

    In addition to this, the department offers a minor in applied energy.​​

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