Department of Mechanical Engineering | American University of Sharjah

Designing for the Future

Head of Department

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at American University of Sharjah. Mechanical engineers shape our future. They are instrumental in finding new solutions that progress technology and expand humankind’s horizons. Mechanical engineers are at the helm of innovation in many fields—from designing manned vehicles, autonomous vehicles, space vehicles and fighter jets of the future, to finding greener ways of generating energy.

More information about specific areas of research, members of our faculty, and admission to our undergraduate and graduate programs can be found here.

Please contact me at [email protected] with your questions and inquiries. I look forward to corresponding with you.

Mamoun F. Abdel-Hafez, PhD
Head of Department


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Minor in Mechanical Engineering


Industrial experience and research achievement are the hallmarks of the Department of Mechanical Engineering's faculty members. Among the leading organizations where our faculty have gained industrial experience are Cameron, Caltech, Caterpillar, GE Aviation, GE Oil and Gas, GE Research Center, Honeywell International, Intel, Rolls-Royce, Schlumberger and Sysense, among others. Our faculty members also regularly contribute to internationally respected engineering and science journals, and have a strong record of impactful research outcomes. This level of expertise provides a highly relevant and engaging education for students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Our students benefit from our faculty members' extensive theoretical knowledge and are also able to understand how novel research can be of use in commercial environments. 


Dr. Mamoun Abdel-Hafez
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad
Associate Professor
PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
Dr. Bassam Abdel Jaber Abu-Nabah
Associate Professor
PhD, University of Cincinnati, United States
Dr. Wael Abuzaid
Associate Professor
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, United States


Alumni from the Department of Mechanical Engineering are making a name for themselves in leading organizations in the Middle East and around the world. From the design of aircraft to creating solutions for a greener planet, our alumni are making a difference and enjoying diverse careers, in business and academic. 


Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority


American University of Sharjah

Asset Integrity Engineering

Baker Hughes

Consolidated Contractors International


Dubai Aluminium Company

Emirates Airlines

Emirates Nuclear Energy Cooperation

General Electric

Johnson Controls


National Oilwell Varco

National Petroleum Construction Company


Schneider Electric



Transco (Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch Company)

Hear from our Students and Alumni


Mechanical engineering covers a breadth of rapidly evolving fields, each with unique challenges that our faculty and students work to address. Specific areas of mechanical engineering addressed by our faculty include:

Dynamics and Intelligent Systems
  • Acoustics, Vibrations and Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Mechatronics, Control, Intelligent Systems, Robotics, Navigation and Sensor Fusion
Material, Design and Manufacturing
  • Composites and Smart Materials
  • Machining, Additive Manufacturing and Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Metrology, Nondestructive Evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring
Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer and Renewable Energy 
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Microfluidics  
  • Porous Media and Computational Fluid Dynamics


Have a question? We would like to hear from you. Get in touch today.

Department Head

Dr. Mamoun Fahed Saleh Abdel-Hafez
Tel +971 6 515 2910
[email protected]

Talk to someone about mechanical engineering undergraduate programs

Administrative Assistant 
Marilou Mateo   

Tel +971 6 515 2555 
[email protected]

Talk to someone about mechanical engineering graduate programs

Academic Programs Coordinator
Rhodalyn Diola

Tel +971 6 515 4902
[email protected]

Postal address

Department of Mechanical Engineering 
College of Engineering 
American University of Sharjah 
PO Box 26666 
Sharjah, UAE


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