Mechanical Engineering is the oldest field of engineering specializations. In the past decades, Mechanical Engineering shared the development and civilization of different nations. Mechanical Engineering used the energy of waterfall, wind and steam for the technological development and civilization. Mechanical Engineering focuses on energy conversions, power machines, machine design, production processes, and testing and evaluation of the industrial products.
Some of the most important branches of Mechanical Engineering are: Applied Mechanics, and Ventilation and air conditioning. Due to its importance in development and civilization, and due to the needs of the Palestinian community for specialized and well trained mechanical engineers, the Engineering Faculty has established the Mechanical Engineering Department in the year 2002. Admission to the Mechanical Engineering Department was started in the first academic semester 2002 /2003.
The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Program is focused in three dimensions, locally, regionally and internationally, and it is based and compromises well with the missions of both the Engineering Faculty and the University.
Mechanical Engineering Program is established to take an advanced-important position in the development of the local society, by providing the local and regional work-market with well educated and trained Mechanical Engineers according to international standards in education and training.
Study plan is available for students in the internet and head of department office. It consists of 161credit hours distributed in ten semesters. This plan is divided into 18 credit hours of university requirement courses, 129 credit hours of obligatory courses, 12 credit hours of elective courses, and 2 credit hours of free courses. The assessment criteria are including course exams: first, second and final exams. Also include the quizzes and homework and courses projects
The teaching and learning methods are:
- Lectures inside the classroom: these lectures include presented the lectures on the class board or using power point software or using both of them together. Moreover, quizzes, homework and course project are included too.
- E- learning course: Different courses were designed using Moodle software. These courses are workshop1, Hydraulic machine, manufacturing and operation process, refrigeration and energy conversion.
The graduate students of the mechanical engineering program can work in building mechanical systems, all factories as mechanical engineering designer or engineering maintenance, or engineering production lines. Also in vehicles companies, government institutions, elevator companies and hydraulic machines
It is worth to be mentioned that this program is accredited by accreditation and quality body in the Ministry of higher education in Palestine. And is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) international evaluation.