Acronym / Abbreviation* BEngTech (Mechanical)
Nature Major
Programme Code ENT8020
Programme Duration 4 Year/Cycle
Programme Level Level 8
Programme Credits 480
Award Category Bachelors
Effective From 2018/2019 Sem 2
Owner School of Engineering
Professional Body
Professional Body Recognition Status Effective From Interim Date Professional Bodies Contact Person Evidence
Employability Skills Yes 04 يناير 2021        
Target Groups*
High School Graduates
Qualification Completion Requirements Criteria

Awarded where candidates have met all of the requirements below:       

  • Successful completion of, or exemption from, all courses listed in Schedule A below;

  • Successful completion of 35 credits from Schedule B below;

  • Accumulation of at least 15 credits from courses in Schedule C;

Achieve the Bahrain Polytechnic General Qualification Requirements as found in Policy A/AB/004, Naming and Awarding;

  • Completion of courses to accumulate a total of 480 credits from any Bahrain Polytechnic Qualification;

  • Completion of 80 days of work experience.

Programme Overview*

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology Programme offered at Bahrain Polytechnic is composed of three Qualifications; the Mechanical Major, the Electronics Major and the Electrical Major, all placed at NQF level 8. Each of these qualifications, also have their own exit qualification which is an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology at NQF level 7.

The BEngTech Qualifications are designed and delivered in such a way, after extensive interaction with the Bahrain Engineering environment and society, in order to provide work-ready engineering technology graduates. The graduates will acquire advanced technical knowledge in their respective fields, specialized practical skills and valuable employability skills that will allow them to provide the drive for the transformation towards a knowledge-based economy in Bahrain.

All BEngTech Qualifications are delivered over a 4-year period consisting of 8 semesters. Students are expected to take 60 credits on average per semester and thus at the completion of their studies they should have accumulated a total of 480 credits. In those 480 credits, there exist 45 credits of Elective courses, 15 credits of National Requirements courses, 60 credits of English courses and the remaining 360 credits are taken from Core and Specialized Engineering Courses. Additionally, the students are required to complete a total of 80 work placement days. All Qualifications share a common 1st Year with courses that lay the foundations of Engineering Technology and provide the students with the required knowledge to succeed in their chosen specialization.

The uniqueness of the BEngTech qualifications at Bahrain Polytechnic is the strong commitment of the Institution to deliver these qualifications using student-centred learning and more specifically, the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Methodology. Using this learning methodology, allows us to provide the required theoretical knowledge, practical skills and employability skills to our graduates and thus achieve our mission of producing enterprising and work-ready graduates for the Bahrain Society and Economy. The PBL methodology is implemented through the design of appropriate assignments that motivate the students to provide a solution to an Engineering design and/or analysis problem. Students are required to complete lab experiments, software practical assignments, design projects, controlled assignments such as theory tests and to provide rational justification for their work through the preparation of technical reports, presentations and posters. The theoretical knowledge given to the students is provided through a balanced combination of lectures, tutorials, experimental work, project work and one-to-one supervision with Faculty members.


Entry and Selection*

General entry requirements such as secondary school achievements, English and Mathematics are described in the Student Admission Policy A/AB/010. Specific entry requirements for this Programme, beyond those described in the Student Admission Policy are as follows:



Successful completion of

  • AP4203 English 2

  • AP4102 Mathematics 2 (Technical)  


Passing English and Mathematics selection tests at the required level or equivalent.


Selection and Criteria and Process*

Where there are more applicants who meet the programme entry criteria than can be accepted, the following shall be used:

Selection Criteria

  • Successful completion of the Certificate in Academic Preparation at Bahrain Polytechnic and demonstration of a commitment to study.

  • Results from programme entry tests.

  • Work experience and prior educational achievement.


Selection Process

  • Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Major Selection Criteria*

Where the number of applicants exceeds the available places the following criteria for selection apply:

First priority to students who have completed all courses in the common first year of the degree.

Second priority will be those with highest combined GPAs from EN6914 Mathematics for Engineers 2 and EN6903 Mechanical Fundamentals.

Accreditation / External Approval Requirements*


Attendance Requirements*

Attendance requirements are described in the policy Student Attendance A/AB/010.

Qualification Overview*

The Mechanical qualification is a technically strong qualification that aims to provide for the needs industry nationally, regionally and internationally.  The qualification has a wide base of Mechanical Engineering knowledge and skills upon which graduates can build to reflect the wide range of fields and industries that are present locally and regionally.  There is emphasis on solid mechanics, thermodynamics, sustainability and control to suit the petrochemical, aluminium and manufacturing industries.

Students gain advanced theoretical knowledge and specialist practical skills in the areas of Mechanics (static and Dynamic), workshop practice, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, material science, manufacturing process, heat transfer, vibration and noise, energy and sustainability, Computer Aided Design and control engineering.  Students are introduced to software packages Matlab and LabView and 3Dimensional modelling software, SolidWorks, is integrated and used extensively throughout the programme. Students are given an option to explore specialisations in their final year from a selection including Applied Control Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Power Plant Engineering, CAD/CAM, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Process Engineering Principles, Energy and Environment.


Qualification Aim*

The aim of this programme is to provide students with a comprehensive set of skills for employment as engineering technologists (an engineering technologist is defined by the Sydney Accord as being competent at analysing, solving, managing and taking responsibility for broadly-defined engineering problems and activities).

The programme will provide students with:

  • theoretical and practical skills to solve engineering problems and design engineering systems in the broad area of mechanical engineering, Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Control,

  • skills necessary for effective communication, analysis, team work, documentation and evaluation of systems through the inclusion of courses in English language, mathematics, project management, ethics and social responsibility.

Graduate Pathways and Destination*

This qualification equips graduates to start their engineering career as a technician engineer. Future roles include design engineer, production engineer, maintenance team leader, sales engineer, project engineer or quality assurance engineer, and ultimately into management positions in technology-focused organisations.

This programme prepares students for the following further learning, careers and/or employment opportunities:

Mechanical major:

  • Reliability and Maintenance engineering

  • Industrial process engineer

  • Building services Engineer

  • Construction

  • Mechanical manufacturing

  • Project Management Engineer

  • Computer-aided design (CAD)

  • Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)


Graduates from the Bachelor of Engineering Technology programme who wish to continue their studies may apply to any university for admission into their programme. For an engineering technology degree, it is common practice for a university to first enrol the student into a post-graduate diploma programme and based on progress made, transfer them to a full Masters programme.

2.6   Pathways Diagram


Master of Engineering*



Bachelor of Engineering*






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Associate Degree in Engineering Technology




           ▲ Exit


Certificate in Academic Preparation

Direct Entry

Associate Degree in Engineering*


*Not currently offered by Bahrain Polytechnic


Other Information*
  1. Work Experience Requirements:

  • Students are required to complete 80 days of work experience in approved engineering companies. This work experience will normally be carried out during the academic year in 4 periods of 4 weeks each.

  • Work experience will normally be arranged by the Faculty, but students can also apply to obtain work placement on their own.

  • Records of attendance will be maintained at the workplace and forwarded to the Faculty following each work experience period.

  • Work placements must be approved by the Programme Manager and involve the student in activity that will contribute to the student’s knowledge of the engineering technology industry.

  • To have the work experience credited, each student must also complete a work-placement logbook describing the work performed and the practices observed during each period of work experience along with an evaluation of the employability skills obtained by the work supervisor.


Exemption from work experience requirements:

  • Students may be given partial or total exemption from the work experience requirements if they have completed appropriate alternative work experience.

  • Applications for exemption must be made in writing to the Programme Manager.

  • Supporting evidence and information (e.g. certificates awarded and workbooks or other evidence of work performed) must be submitted with the application.


Programme Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialisation to deal with defined and applied engineering procedures, processes, systems or methodologies.
Identify, formulate, research literature and solve broadly-defined engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using analytical tools appropriate to their discipline or area of specialisation.
Understand and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering technology practice.
Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a societal context and demonstrate knowledge of the need for sustainable development.
Demonstrate understanding of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to engineering technology practice.
Design solutions for broadly-defined engineering technology problems and contribute to the design of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental cons
Conduct investigations of broadly-defined problems; locate, search and select relevant data from codes, data bases and literature, design and conduct experiments to provide valid conclusions.
Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering tools, including prediction and modeling tools, to broadly-defined engineering activities, with an understanding of their limitations.
Practice as a professional using 21st century skills
Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of management and business practices, such as risk and change management, and understand their limitations.
Solve practical problems in specific mechanical engineering settings using sound analytical, industrial, laboratory, and time-management skills (B1, B2, B3, C3, C4, C5, C7)
Operate engineering instruments and machines and interpret their results and readings(B2, B3)
Analyze mechanical engineering performance and diagnose faults(B2, B3, C3, C5)
Work with computers and demonstrate an understanding of their place in an engineering environment (A1, B1, B2, B3,C2, C3, C5)
Contribute to the process of design, prototyping, and manufacture of products (A1, A2, A3, A5, B1, C3)

Semester Schedules

Year 1 / Semester 1

Course Code Title
EN8910 Co-operative Learning Project (Mechanical Engineering)
EN6000 Electrical Fundamentals
EN6990 Engineering Practice
EN6907 Mathematics for Engineers 1
EL5005 Reading and Writing English for EDICT
EL5005 Reading and Writing English for EDICT

Year 1 / Semester 2

Course Code Title
EN6010 Engineering Computing Fundamentals
EN6914 Mathematics for Engineers 2
EN6903 Mechanical Fundamentals
EL5006 Speaking and Listening English for EDICT
EL5006 Speaking and Listening English for EDICT

Year 2 / Semester 1

Course Code Title
EN6904 Engineering Graphics
EN6902 Engineering Mechanics 2
EL6001 English for EDICT 3
EL6001 English for EDICT 3
EN7917 Fluid Mechanics

Year 2 / Semester 2

Course Code Title
EL6002 English for EDICT 4
EL6002 English for EDICT 4
EN7908 Manufacturing, Control and Environmental Sustainability
EN6107 Material Science 1
EN6107 Material Science 1
EN7919 Thermodynamics

Year 3 / Semester 1

Course Code Title
ELEC Elective
ENGELEC2 Engineering Elective

Year 3 / Semester 1 & 2

Course Code Title
EN7920 Mechanical Project
EN8921 Project Management, Quality and Reliability

Year 3 / Semester 2

Course Code Title
GS6102 Introduction to Human Rights
GS5103 Modern Economic History of Bahrain
Course Code Title
GS5104 Arabic Language
GS3104 Introductory Arabic

Year 4 / Semester 1

Course Code Title
EN8918 Applied and Process Heat Transfer
EN8908 Manufacturing Processes
EN8913 Project Proposal
EN8906 Vibration, Noise and Mechanics of Machine
Course Code Title
EN8905 Energy, Environment and Sustainability

Year 4 / Semester 2

Course Code Title
EN8912 Applied Thermodynamics
EN8914 Co-operative Learning Project
EN8911 Engineering Research Project
Course Code Title
ELEC Elective