Department of Aeronautics, Automotive & Ocean Engineering


Aeronautical engineering

The Aeronautical Panel was established along with others to run the aeronautical engineering programme. It offers an Aeronautical Engineering degree program as a specialization of Mechanical Engineering, cover five main areas: namely aerodynamics, aircraft structure, flight dynamics and control, propulsion and aircraft Design. Thus, graduates of this programme satisfy the requirement to graduate as a mechanical engineer specializing in the field of aeronautics. The curriculum for Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical-Aeronautics) includes basic sciences and mathematics, common university courses such as humanities and entrepreneurship, engineering, courses which include basic engineering, mechanical engineering core courses, and aeronautical engineering courses. A 12 week industrial placement during the semester break will be undertaken by the undergraduates in order to expose them to the industrial needs and experience. The normal duration to complete the program is 4 years, or equivalent to 8 semesters. In addition, the postgraduate studies (MPhil, MSc and PhD) are also offered.

Automotive engineering

Automotive panel has 10 active members working together to continue their active participation in teaching, research and publication in various automotive research fields. Most of them managed to present their research works in national and international conferences. This is an evidence for their effort to contribute to automotive engineering research besides providing undergraduate and postgraduate studies towards automotive engineering degree. The panel also works hand-in-hand with the Automotive Laboratory and the Automotive Development Centre (ADC) to support teaching, research and consultation activities. Currently, the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical-Automotive) programme focusses on automotive related courses in Mechanical Engineering.

Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

The Ocean Engineering panel runs the Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering) programme which offer students various topics related with marine and offshore engineering fields. Students are exposed with important fundamental courses such as structural design of ships and offshore structures, dynamic behavior of Marine Vehicles, Ship and Offshore productions, Control Systems, Meteorology and many more. In addition, the usage of commercial software such as Maxsurf, Ansys, and Matlab software has been exposed to the students as the added value for their knowledge. Students will benefit from these exposures as they are well-equipped before entering to the industry when they graduated.


Name : Prof. Ir. Dr. Pakharuddin bin Mohd Samin
Position: Director (Aeronautics, Automotive & Ocean Engineering)
Office: 07-5534714