New mechanical engineering master’s program opens paths for advanced employment, research

Students, engineers, and technicians can now develop and hone their analytical, design, and research skills with the new master’s program in mechanical engineering offered by the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering starting with the 2021–2022 academic year. 

As part of the program, students can specialize in one of two distinct subfields: control and automation, and fluids and thermals, thereby gaining the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their lines of work and undertake postgrad research at local and international higher education institutions. 

The program is available to practicing engineers with experience in design, manufacturing, production planning, control systems, computer aided design (CAD), and other related engineering subfields. Students with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and mechatronics engineering, or other related subfields, can also enroll in the program. 

Founded in 1979, the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering is one of the oldest and most distinguished at Birzeit University. It boasts a talented faculty, with instructors and researchers at the cutting edge of their respective fields, along with accreditation by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).