Full Time / Part Time
Level 5
240 Credits
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ASTI Dubai offers this Higher International Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with the approval of Govt.of Dubai & KHDA along with TVET,NQA & QAD. Higher International Diploma in Mechanical Engineering qualification is designed to prepare learners for last year of Bachelors’s Degree or a high paying career in the mechanical & automobile industry.This course is practical & skill oriented which makes the student very acceptable to the engineering industry.





Higher International Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Level of Course
HID is a Level 5 qualification (equivalent to the second year of a UK Bachelor’s Degree). There is an embedded level 4 exit qualification
Number of Credit Hours
Upon successful completion of the course the student will have completed at least 15 units and 240 + credits. On completion of Level 4 the student will have completed at least 8 units and 120 + credits.
Study Mode
Full-Time / Part-time
Level 4 (1 Year)
The HID is a level-5 qualification delivered over two years, the first year at level 4 and the second year at level 5. If a student opts to take the HID, the student would be eligible for a Higher International Diploma after successful completion of a minimum of 15 modules.
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Intended Learning outcomes:

After completing the course, the student will be able to:
  • Apply the Knowledge of Technical Science, Applied Mathematics, Mechanical Fundamental and Principle to solve Engineering problems.
  • Possess working knowledge of the process, design, manufacture, safety, and maintenance of major subsystems and technologies associated with automobiles.
  • Identify, Formulate, Analyze and solve Engineering and Industrial complex problems using applied Engineering Mathematics, Science and Engineering Principles.
  • An ability to develop a component, Product, and Process to encounter desired needs by considering various factors such as Health and Safety, Economic, Ethical, Manufacturability, and Sustainability.
  • Understand the Impact and Safety Practices of Engineering Solutions in Societal, Environmental, Global and Economic contexts.
  • Apply the knowledge of Basic Principles, Tools and Techniques to Perform Repair, Maintenance and Service Operation in Mechanical System.
  • Apply the appropriate IT skills, modern Engineering tools and Techniques for engineering practice.
  • Effective communication by reading blueprint designs and drawing, resource and material requirements according to Mechanical components manufacturing needs.
  • Engage themselves in life-long learning by recognizing the need and technological changes.
  • Apply engineering and management principles to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
The Higher Internation Diploma Level 4 is made up of 120 credits and be completed over a years’ time. The Higher Internation Diploma a combination of both levels 4 and 5 and is made up of 240 credits, this qualification is usually studied full-time/part-time over two years.

The award is made up of 15 units: Mandatory core units are:

Workshop and General Safety

  • ULO1 – Ability to select appropriate tool and process for the required application
  • ULO2 – Ability to understand basic operation in manufacturing and production
  • ULO3 - Ability to maintain a safety procedure and use safety tools and equipment in engineering practice.

Technical drawings with Engineering Graphics

  • ULO1 - Use an appropriate tools to develop technical drawings.
  • ULO2 - Ability to understand and interpret technical drawings.
  • ULO3 - Ability to provide the required information in technical drawing according to process and operation.

IT Application for Engineers

  • ULO1 - Ability to create, select or apply appropriate software tool to improve the performance
  • ULO2 - Develop documents and report preparation skills for various engineering activities such as approval, quotation, design, and estimation.
  • ULO3 - Ability to performance analytical calculation, synthesis and interpret the data.

Strength of Materials

  • ULO1 - Ability to formulate the problem and determined member’s deflection under various load and support
  • ULO2 - Ability to compute the stresses of members subjected to load.
  • ULO3 - Ability to performance analytical calculation, synthesis and interpret the data.

Computer Aided Design and Drafting

  • ULO1 - Ability to create two-dimensional components sketches using CAD software.
  • ULO2 - Ability to edit, modify and develop virtual parts using CAD packages.
  • ULO3 - Ability to prepare technical drawings and communicate effectively to all levels of the organization.

Principle and Operation of Fluid Machinery

  • ULO1- Understand basic concepts of fluids mechanics; perform fluid flow problems in engineering applications.
  • ULO2 - Understand the importance of measurement and applications in Industries.
  • ULO3 - Understand the working of fluid machinery and application of momentum and energy equations.

Mechanical Workshop Practice

  • ULO1 - Understand workshop safety rules, regulations, standards and codes.
  • ULO2 – Ability to perform bend allowance and manufacturing calculation.
  • ULO3 – Ability to handle machine tools and perform the manufacturing process.

Applied Mathematics

  • ULO1 – Develop problem-solving skills.
  • ULO2 – To deal with matrix theory and calculus of variations
  • ULO3 – To deal with linear programming and Fourier series.

Modeling and Simulation of Mechanical Systems

  • ULO1 – Ability to develop real-life systems and in order to visualize dynamic behavior.
  • ULO2 – Develop the skill to use simulation packages; to study the response of the system.
  • ULO3 – Apply the simulation techniques to develop and optimize the system and components

Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering

  • ULO1 – Ability to understand the fundamentals of AC & DC circuit and basic concepts of magnetic.
  • ULO2 – Understand principles, working, and operation of electrical machines.
  • ULO3 – Ability to choose appropriate electronics devices and sensor for mechanical application.

Welding Principles and Application

  • ULO1 – Ability to perform welding operation under specified operating parameter
  • ULO2 – Ability to read and interpret welding symbol and communicate effectively to the production phase
  • ULO3 – Ability to prepare welding procedure specification for manufacturing project according to standards.


  • ULO1 - Ability to design and built project in mechanical engineering
  • ULO2 - Evaluate design options with respect to the accuracy and efficiency of the design and effectively demonstrate the built design.
  • ULO3 - Apply the basic engineering design concepts and solve problems by being a part of a small design group.
  • ULO4 - Understand to function effectively in a team as a leader, manger and/ or team member

Manufacturing and Processing of Engineering Materials.

  • ULO1 – Understand various manufacturing processes, materials, and their properties.
  • ULO2 – Ability to choose the correct manufacturing process based on engineering application.
  • ULO3 – Ability to apply manufacturing techniques for safety and economic production.

Thermal Science for Mechanical Application

  • ULO1 - Ability to identify, formulate and solve thermal science problems.
  • ULO2 - Understand various thermodynamic processes in mechanical system.
  • ULO3 - Ability to Analyze steady and turbulent fluid flow

Fundamentals of Mechatronics Systems

  • ULO1 - Understand the mechatronics system based on electro-mechanical model working and operation
  • ULO2 - Ability to Determine whether a system is controllable and observable
  • ULO3 – Ability to understand C language and Demonstrate how to use Robolab programming software

Engineering Economics

  • ULO1 - Understand the fundamental concepts of economics.
  • ULO2 - Understand the ways to calculate depreciation and the impact of inflation.
  • ULO3 - Perform before and after-tax analysis

Materials and Industrial Engineering

  • ULO1 - Ability to select material based on engineering application and requirements
  • ULO2 - Perform work system design, facility arrangement, planning and control in industrial operation
  • ULO3 - Ability to use various automated equipment for material handling and storage of materials in the industry

Production Design and Development

  • ULO1 - Ability to develop the product through prepared process plans.
  • ULO2 - Develop product specifications from the collected information.
  • ULO3 - Understand the concepts of product architecture, project planning, and execution processes

Design and Applied Mechanics

  • ULO1 - Ability to classify scalar and vector quantity and differentiate the unit systems.
  • ULO2 - Understand support reaction, resultant and equilibrium forces to design the mechanical components.
  • ULO3 - Ability to apply the principle and evaluate the efficiencies of simple machines.

Quality Management Techniques

  • ULO1 - Ability to apply quality management concepts for effective quality control
  • ULO2 - Ability to find out current trends and organizations benchmarking
  • ULO3 - Ability to solve the problem and apply methods and tools for quality improvement

Power Plant Engineering

  • ULO1 - Understand various application, operations, and components of the power plant and different types of energy sources
  • ULO2 - Understand the principle, the process of energy sources and conversion technologies.
  • ULO3 - Familiar with the basic concepts of energy audit and energy management

Advanced mechanical engineering systems

  • ULO1 - Design and analyze simple to moderately complex mechanical engineering systems
  • ULO2 - Apply advanced curve modeling techniques for computer graphics
  • ULO3 - Demonstrate understanding of programming for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines

Control Systems and Industrial Automation

  • ULO1 - Understand the analysis of the linear continuous-time system.
  • ULO2 – To Explain the role of sensors and actuators in control systems
  • ULO3 – To Demonstrate understanding of State-space control design and analysis of feedback control systems

Process Planning and Cost Estimation

  • ULO1 - Ability to impart the knowledge of engineering drawing rules and manufacturing details.
  • ULO2 - Ability to perform tolerance analysis.
  • ULO3 - Assess the impact of health and safety, industrial, labor and consumer laws and regulations on organization productivity and functionality

Learner must score a minimum of 240 credits to be awarded level 5 Diploma.
The learning and teaching strategy for Higher International Diploma in Mechanical Engineering are designed effectively & efficiently so as to attain the 240 credits ,& gain the intended learning outcomes as per the module.

The general approach to enabling the learning process for most modules involves:

  • Lectures
  • Practicals
  • Tutorials
  • Case studies
  • Class discussions
  • Presentations

Due to the wide variety of modules included in this programme, there may be different approaches adopted that are appropriate for a particular module. At the start of each module, tutors will provide a scheme of work which details the module structure, assessment and learning and teaching approaches to be adopted.

The following criteria must be met in order to secure admission to ASTI Dubai. Academic (at least one of the following)

  • Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution or body
  • A Level 3 qualification in Engineering
  • A minimum of 2 years of industrial experience or relevant professional experience.

ASTI Dubai hasn’t released tuition-fee for Higher International Diploma in Mechanical Engineering for the year 2020. Please use the inquiry form to get current tution fee & registration details.



Scholarships covering 20 % of tuition fees are provided to students.

A limited number of scholarships are available for students with outstanding academic performance and personal qualities. These scholarships are very highly competitive.This facility is only available to students who applies for the scholarship & do the due process. For more information, please contact the admissions team at or T: +971 4280 9955

Please apply & download the application form at Complete and return it to ASTI DUBAI with relevant  documents via email at or, by post to ASTI Dubai,Building 29, 5th Street, Al Qusais-2, Dubai, U.A.E  

Admission & Study Location:

ASTI Dubai, Al Qusais Campus