Employment and Graduate Studies

Mechanical engineers enjoy consistently high salaries, and reliable employment. Emerging topics in mechanical engineering include advanced composite materials, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), nanotechnology, biomechanics, and biomedical engineering. Mechanical Engineering graduates will be able to analyze and design systems, components, and processes, and work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas.

Profile of Abdullah Mahomed

Internships, out-of-class interactions, and extracirricular activities...shaped who I am and how I act today in the workplace.

Abdullah I. Mahomed, employed as a consultant in Saudia Arabia

Where Are They Now?

NYUAD Mechanical Engineering graduates are employed and studying in countries around the world. This is just a small sample.


  • Judlau Contracting
  • Deloitte
  • The Mowgli Foundation
  • Malawi Space Generation Advisory Council

Grad Schools

  • AudiSzéchenyi István University
  • NYU New York
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Profile of Nkosikhona (Nkos'khona) Makhosi Msimanga

NYUAD has given me the ability to listen to my coworkers' ideas and work on tasks effectively, and engineering classes enhanced my problem solving skills.

Nkos'khona Msimanga, employed as a field engineer in the US

Early Admission to NYU Tandon

NYU Abu Dhabi undergraduate engineering students with strong academic records may apply for early admission to master's degree graduate programs at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. While the NYU Tandon School of Engineering offers a wide range of graduate engineering programs, the allowable graduate programs for the early admission track will depend on the student’s engineering major at NYUAD. Students apply for early admission at the end of the fall semester of their junior year. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, which are required for regular admission, are waived for NYUAD early admission applicants; however, GRE scores are required for NYU Tandon School of Engineering scholarship evaluations.

The Career Development Center at NYU Abu Dhabi works with students to help improve interpersonal skills, find internship and job opportunities, and prepare for graduate school.