The School of Mechanical Engineering (SME) formerly known as Fakulti Kejuruteraan Jentera (FKJ), was set up in 1975 at the UTM Kuala Lumpur campus. FKJ initially had two departments, namely, the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Petroleum Engineering. The faculty was managed by a Dean with the assistance of a Deputy Dean and two Heads of Department.

The Faculty initially offered degree and diploma programmes in Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering. The student population during the 1976/1977 session was 544 with the number of students undergoing the Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (DKJ) programme and Diploma in Petroleum Engineering (DKP) programme totalling of 312 and 66, respectively, while for the Degree in Mechanical Engineering (SKJ) programme and Degree in Petroleum Engineering (SKP) programme, it was 126 and 40, respectively. As a result of the UTM-TUDM initiative, a new programme, Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering was offered in the 1980/1981 session. A total of 30 students enrolled in the programme. During the 1981/1982 session, another new programmes were offered by the Faculty, namely, Diploma and Bachelor Degree in Ocean Engineering.   A total of 29 students enrolled in the diploma programme and 25 for the degree programme.

In 1981, the Faculty introduced a new position, the Deputy Dean II and set up a new department known as the Department of Production and Industrial Engineering. On the day, 15th of March 1983 marked a significant occasion in the history of FKJ when the Department of Petroleum Engineering was officially separated from FKJ to form a new faculty known as the Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering. FKJ moved to a new main campus in Skudai, Johor in June 1989. In an effort to make the Faculty more internationally marketable, the University has agreed to rename the Fakulti Kejuruteraan Jentera (FKJ) to the Fakulti Kejuruteraan Mekanikal (FKM) or Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FME) on the 20th of December 1995. Since then, the Faculty has considerably thrived and grown into a reputable and healthy organisation through a number of changes and transformation related to the expansion of academic programmes, new departments, improved facilities and infrastructures, and increased number of staff and students.


SME is currently headed by a Dean and is assisted by two Deputy Deans, the Deputy Dean (Academics) and Deputy Dean (Development). A Deputy Registrar with the assistance of an Assistant Registrar handles the administrative matters of the faculty. The administration of the Information Technology (IT) unit is headed by an IT Manager and the Teaching Laboratories are headed by a Laboratory Manager. Currently, the Faculty has FOUR (4) academic departments, each headed by a Head of Department. They are as follows:

  • Department of Applied Mechanics & Design
  • Department of Thermo-Fluids
  • Department of Materials, Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering
  • Department of Aeronautics, Automotive & Ocean Engineering

The School currently offers the following programmes:

Undergraduate Programmes:

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Materials) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Industrial) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautics) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Automotive) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering with Honours

Postgraduate Programmes

Master programmes by taught course:

  • Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Master of Science (Industrial Engineering)
  • Master of Science (Materials Engineering)
  • Master of Science (Advanced Manufacturing Technology)
  • Master of Science (Ship and Offshore Engineering)
  • Master of Science (Aeronautical Engineering)

Master of Philosophy/Doctor of Philosophy

(Field of Research)

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Ship and Offshore Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering

The faculty is well-equipped with lecture halls smart classrooms, lecture and tutorial rooms, seminar halls and resource centre (mini library). To support teaching activities, laboratories and workshops are available and headed by a Laboratory Manager, who supervises the following Teaching Laboratories:

  • Industrial Engineering Laboratory
  • Metrology Laboratory
  • Metal Forming Laboratory
  • Fabrication Laboratory
  • Mechanics of Materials & Structures Laboratory
  • Systems & Control Laboratory
  • Mechanics of Machines Laboratory
  • Vibration & Noise Laboratory
  • Thermodynamics Laboratory
  • Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
  • Foundry Laboratory

Workshop facilities are available as follows:

  • Machine Shop
  • Woodworking Workshop

The faculty is also equipped with the following Laboratories of Excellence:

  • Marine Technology Laboratory
  • Aeronautical Laboratory
  • Automotive Laboratory
  • Materials Science Laboratory
  • Production Laboratory

Apart from the above the faculty also has a number of Centre of Excellence:

  • Institute of Vibration and Noise
Computing and IT Facilities

Five computer laboratories with more than 250 computers are available for students use. To facilitate computer aided teaching and learning, fully licenced software packages such as Solidworks, MATLAB/Simulink, S-Plus, Witness, LS-Dyna, Alias Wavefront, Rhino 3D, Patran, Nastran, AutoCAD, Fluent and Catia as well as Open Source softwares are readily available for use. Students are also able to access e-mail and e-learning facilities provided by the Faculty and Universitiy. Internet facilities is widely available through both cabled and wireless configurations installed across the faculty. Additional computing facilities are also available in the Centre for Information and Communication Technology (CICT), main library and student hostels.

The school academic web portal can be accessed directly from http://pmaya.fkm.utm.my