Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at AURAK offers a range of degree programs designed to prepare students for professional roles in engineering. Students can pursue the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program at the undergraduate level, which provides high-quality engineering education.

In addition to the undergraduate program, the department offers two graduate degree programs: the Master of Engineering Project Management (MEPM) program and the Master of Sustainable and Renewable Energy (MSRE) program. The MEPM program equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to manage complex engineering projects, while the MSRE program focuses on the development and implementation of sustainable and renewable energy technologies.

The program's facilities include state-of-the-art laboratories with the latest technology and software, providing students with hands-on experience designing and building mechanical systems.

Our graduates are well-prepared for professional roles in engineering, including designing and specifying mechanical machinery, components, and tools, as well as overseeing their installation and maintenance. Opportunities are available in various industries, such as automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, energy, robotics, mechatronics, and nanotechnology.

Join us at the Department of Mechanical Engineering to gain the knowledge, skills, and experience needed for a successful career in this exciting and dynamic field.

The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department hosts four labs that are equipped with some of the finest instruments to be utilized for the department needs and students’ projects.

Materials Sciences Laboratory

The Materials Science Laboratory is used to conduct tests to identify materials, study their mechanical properties, and analyze product and process failures through mechanical testing as well as microstructural examination. Laboratory is qualified to study microstructure of materials and to produce large spectrum of heat treatment processes.

The major equipment in the material laboratory includes:

  • Impact testing unit.
  • Torsion testing machine.
  • Fatigue testing machine.
  • Creep machine.
  • Microhardness tester.
  • Digriper (Polishing and Grinding Machine).
  • Micracut Metallurgical microscope.
  • Furnace – Medium (0-3000)
  • Furnace – Small (0-3000)
  • Plantory pot mill.
  • Hydraulic press.

Manufacturing Process Laboratory

The Manufacturing Laboratory is equipped with a variety of conventional and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools in addition to a range of sensors to measure, monitor and control machining processes. It is used to conduct tests to examine the machinability of the work material.

The major equipment in the manufacturing laboratory includes:

  • Arc Welding.
  • CNC Lathe Machine.
  • CNC Turning Machine ( 3-axis vertical machining).
  • Deep Drawing Machine.

Thermal Sciences Laboratory

Our Heat Transfer Laboratory caters to both mechanical and chemical engineering courses that deal with problems, to obtain solutions for thermo-fluid systems. Experiments include: pipe flows, flow meters, hydrostatic forces on immersed systems, pumps performance curves, jet forces, thermal conductivity of materials, heat transfer coefficients, heat exchanger performance, air-condition units, refrigeration cycles, boiling and condensation processes.

The major equipment in the laboratory includes:

  • Mahler bomb calorimeter ASTM D240.
  • Flash point Pensky-Martens apparatus.
  • Marcet boiler.
  • Heat exchanger bench top study unit.
  • Bench top study unit.
  • Tubular Heat exchanger.
  • Boiling heat transfer apparatus.
  • Double trace oscilloscope 50 MHZ.
  • Bench top cooling towers study unit.
  • Refrigeration study unit with heat pump.
  • Air conditioning study unit with heat pump.
  • Computerized boiling point heat transfer unit.
  • Heat transfer study unit.
  • Bench top service unit.
  • Linear heat conduction study unit.
  • Combined convection and radiation study unit.
  • Internal combustion engine test bed.

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

The fluid mechanics lab is equipped to perform and demonstrate a number of experiments that provide undergraduate students with the practical applications of fluid mechanics.

The major equipment in the laboratory includes:

  • Impact of jet apparatus.
  • Bernoulli’s Apparatus.
  • Hydrostatics experiment bench.
  • Pelton Turbine apparatus.
  • Laminar flow table.
  • Reynolds Osborn Apparatus.
  • Fluid Properties Apparatus.
  • Orifice and Jet Free Apparatus.
  • Fluid friction apparatus.
  • Wind tunnel.
  • Hydrostatic Pressure Apparatus.
  • Multi Pump Test Rig.
  • Arm field C7-MKII-10 (Water Hammer circuit).
  • Flow Visualization Apparatus.

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Prof. Ahmad Sakhrieh

Department Chair / Professor – Mechanical Engineering

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Prof. Khalid Hussain

Dean – School of Engineering and Computing / Professor of Systems Engineering

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Dr. Muataz Al Hazza

Associate Professor – Industrial Engineering / Project Management

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Dr. Basem Yousef

Associate Professor- Mechanical Engineering (Applied Mechanics)

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6-Mohammed Alnahhal
Dr. Mohammed Alnahhal

Associate Professor – Industrial Engineering

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Dr. Khaled Hossin

Associate Professor - Mechanical Engineering - Thermal Sciences

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Dr. Mohamad Kharseh

Associate Professor - Renewable Energy (Mechanical)

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Mr. Mohammed Zaid

Senior Instructor - Mechanical Engineering Lab

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Last Updated: 07 Mar 2024

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