Mechanical Engineering



Mechanical Engineering as a discipline is mainly concerned with the design, development, manufacture, operation and maintenance of a wide variety of machines and systems. It requires understanding of core concepts in the areas of physics, mathematics, statics, kinematics, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, machine design, mechanics of materials, materials science, structural analysis, eloctromechanical systems, and more. The Mechanical Engineering PhD program prepares graduates to use these core principles along with tools like computer-aided design, computer aided modelling and simulation, and experimental techniques to solve mechanical engineering problems and/or design new products/processes. The program as well will help the candidate, through the contributing faculty expertise, to be able to deal with a wide range of research oriented problems ranging from systems dynamics and control to thermo-fluid and material engineering as well.


MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Program Educational Objectives PEOs (updated 4/3-2023)

The MSc program of Mechanical Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University aims to:

  1. Train graduates who can conduct independent and supervised research and contribute to the knowledge in Mechanical Engineering.
  2. Synthesize engineering knowledge to identify, formulate, and solve industrial/societal problems having local/global significance.
  3. Prepare graduates for successful careers in industry/academia, and promote and instill ethical practices and lifelong learning skills
  4. Enrich the research collaboration with other academic and industrial institutions in the country and beyond.


 MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Program Learning Outcomes PLOs (updated 4/3-2023) 


Program Outcomes 


An ability to disseminate research findings effectively through written, oral, or visual communication. 


An ability to think critically. 


An ability to recognize research ethics and professional responsibilities to make informed judgments. 


An ability to function effectively in a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives 


An ability to engage in life-long learning. 


An ability to conduct supervised research and develop solutions to contemporary problems by applying proper research principles and methods.  











Degree Plan


 MSc. In Mechanical Engineering Degree Plan 2022-2023

 MSc. In Mechanical Engineering Degree Plan 2018-2020

 MSc. In Mechanical Engineering Degree Plan 2017


Mechanical Engineering Program Thesis Proposals:





Dr. Afzal Husain

Modeling and assessment of dynamic effects of artery stenosis on blood flow through fluid-structure-interactions between composite artery wall and physiological blood flows.


Dr. Afzal Husain

Design and develop hybrid passive- and active microfluidic control, mixing and testing setup to be used in Lab-on-a-chip devices.


Dr. Arunachalam Ramanathan

Developing Nanostructured Coatings for Engineering Applications


Dr. Ftwi Yohaness Hagos

Modelling and simulation of low temperature combustion of flare gas for heat to power conversion


Dr. Morteza Mohammadzaheri

Structural Health Monitoring of Pipelines with Use of Vibrations and Artificial Intelligence


Dr. Khurshid Alam

Design and Optimization of Offshore Structures Under Environmental Loadings


Dr. Khurshid Alam

Optimization of Coronary Stent Geometry for Smooth Flow in Arteries


Dr. Riadh Zaier

Intelligent Compliant Robot Manipulator for Safe Human Interaction


Dr. Abdullah Al Janabi Study the Technical-Economical Feasibility of Using Electric Cars as an Eco-Transport Option in Oman Download
Dr. Hassen Oukad Mode Localization of Weakly Electrically Coupled MEMS Structures Download