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Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and broadest branches of the engineering disciplines. The Mechanical Engineering program at UBT strives to graduate mechanical engineers of the highest quality, and to conduct applied research for community service.

Mechanical engineers play a central role in many industries such as Power Generation, Water Desalination, Oil Refineries, Air Conditioning, Auto¬motives, Railway Transport, Aerospace and Aircrafts, Water Supply, Renewable Energy and Robotics.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers five tracks: General, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Renewable Energy, Railway and Automotive, and Mechatronics. The program was designed by the University of Connecticut (USA) and approved by Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Higher Education.


The Mechanical Engineering department strives to graduate mechanical engineers of the highest quality and conduct applied research for community service.


The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) centers on the principle of improving the lives and livelihoods of people in Saudi Arabia in accordance with high national and international standards. We strive to create knowledge through research in the science and technology of mechanical engineering; to share knowledge through our educational programs and the dissemination of our new discoveries; and to develop the professional potential of faculty, staff, and students in Saudi Arabia.