Department Head

Welcome from the Department Head

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering University of Khartoum.  I am Dr. Salah Ahmed Abdalla, Head of the Department.

Mechanical Engineering Department – Faculty of Engineering, University of Khartoum, is one of the leading mechanical engineering departments in Africa and the Arabic region, with modern facilities and highly qualified lecturers providing education and training in accordance with international standards. Our department offers a B Sc (Honours), M Sc, and Ph. D degrees in Mechanical Engineering.  We have more than 16 highly qualified faculty members, a curriculum with both depth and breadth, state-of-the-art teaching, and research laboratory as well as computer facilities. We currently have more than 600 undergraduate and graduate students.

The five-year undergraduate mechanical engineering program is designed to prepare students to immediately join the engineering work force or go on to graduate studies.  We have a newly designed undergraduate curriculum that addresses fundamentals of problem solving and design as well as offers flexibility in choosing specialization courses to address the ever evolving needs of the industry and society.  We allow students the flexibility to pick technical electives that suit their needs.  The department has technical elective concentration in Fluids, Thermal Energy Systems, Design and Manufacturing, and Mechatronics.

The M Sc in Mechanical Engineering builds on our strong undergraduate program. The program offers carefully chosen core courses and a wide range of electives. Students may elect to pursue one of three options: courses with research paper option, courses with dissertation option, or a research option. State-of-the-art facilities provide excellent research and learning experience. Almost all of our graduate courses are offered during Saturdays or early evening hours, so working students can take classes without major disruption to their work schedule.

Professional student chapters including the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) provide excellent opportunity for our students to gain leadership skills and professional contacts with leaders in the field. The student chapters organize various activities including professional seminars and allow our students to participate in international and national design competitions.

Our faculty participate in world-class research funded by the Ministry of Higher Education, several other agencies, foundations and private companies.  The research forms the backbone of our graduate and undergraduate education. The close interaction between faculty and students in the department allows faculty to mentor students to their full potential.

In summary, our department offers an exciting and rewarding career path. Please explore our web page for more information.

Thank you for your interest in our department.

Salah Ahmed Abdalla, Ph. D

Head, Mechanical Engineering Department

Faculty of Engineering, University of Khartoum, Khartoum

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