Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Automotive) with Honours

Programme Specifications
1. Programme Name Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Automotive) with Honours
2. Final Award Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Automotive) with Honours
3. Awarding Institution Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
4. Teaching Institution Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
5. Professional or Statutory Body of Accreditation Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC)
6.  Language(s) of Instruction Bahasa Melayu and English
7. Mode of Study (Conventional, distance learning, etc.) Conventional
8. Mode of Operation (Franchise, self-govern, etc.) Self-govern
9. Study Scheme (Full Time / Part Time) Full Time
10. Study Duration

Minimum :    4 years

Maximum :   6 years

 Type of Semester  No of Semesters No of Weeks/Semester
Normal 8 14
Short 1 8
Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

PEO 1
Demonstrate academic and technological excellence professionally and globally, particularly in areas related to mechanical and automotive engineering practices and contribute innovatively to the nation’s wealth creation.

 

PEO 2
Career advancement by achieving higher levels of responsibility, leadership and acquiring    professional and advanced academic qualifications.

 

PEO 3
Recognize and practice professional, ethical, environmental and societal responsibilities and value different global and cultural aspects of their work and society.

 

PEO 4
Adapt and communicate effectively and be successful working with multi-disciplinary teams.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)
(a) Technical Knowledge and Competencies
Intended Learning Outcomes Teaching and Learning Methods Assessment
PLO1

Acquire and apply fundamental knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles to solve complex mechanical and Automotive engineering problems;

 

Keywords: Engineering Knowledge

Lectures, tutorials, laboratory works, seminars, studio works, directed reading, final year projects and problem-based learning. Examinations, laboratory reports, seminar presentations, problem-based exercises, individual and group project reports.
PLO2

Identify, formulate and analyse complex mechanical and Automotive engineering problems;

 

Keywords: Problem Analysis

Lectures, tutorials, laboratory works, seminars, studio works, directed reading, final year projects and problem-based learning. Examinations, laboratory reports, seminar presentations, problem-based exercises, individual and group project reports.
PLO3

Design solutions for complex mechanical and Automotive engineering problems that fulfil health, safety, societal, cultural and environmental needs;

 

Keywords: Design/Development of Solutions

Lectures, tutorials, laboratory works, seminars, studio works, directed reading, final year projects and problem-based learning. Examinations, laboratory reports, seminar presentations, problem-based exercises, individual and group project reports.
PLO4

Investigate complex mechanical and Automotive engineering problems using research-based knowledge and methods to produce conclusive results;

 

Keywords: Investigation

Lectures, tutorials, laboratory works, seminars, studio works, directed reading, final year projects and problem-based learning. Examinations, laboratory reports, seminar presentations, problem-based exercises, individual and group project reports.
Intended Learning Outcomes Teaching and Learning Methods Assessment
PLO5

Use modern engineering and information technology (IT) tools in complex mechanical and automotive engineering activities, with an understanding of limitations;

 

Keywords: Modern Tools Usage

Lectures, tutorials, laboratory works, seminars, studio works, directed reading, final year projects and problem-based learning. Examinations, laboratory reports, seminar presentations, problem-based exercises, individual and group project reports.

 

(b) Generic Skills
PLO6

Apply complex professional mechanical and automotive engineering problems and practice related to societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues with full responsibility and integrity

 

Keywords: The Engineer and Society

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, group projects and industrial training. Industrial training and group project reports.
PLO7

Identify the impact of complex mechanical and automotive engineering problems and solutions on sustainability and demonstrate the needs for sustainable development in societal and environmental

Contexts

 

Keywords: Environment and Sustainability

Tutorials, laboratory works, group assignments and projects, final year project presentations and problem-based learning. Group reports, learning logs/diaries and oral presentations.
PLO8

Ability to apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice;

 

Keywords: Ethics

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, group projects and industrial training. Industrial training and group project reports.
Intended Learning Outcomes Teaching and Learning Methods Assessment
PLO9

Communicate effectively on complex mechanical and automotive engineering activities both orally and in writing;

 

Keywords: Communication

Seminars, assignments and final year projects. Report and theses.
PLO10

Work productively as an individual, and as a member or leader in a team that may involve multi-disciplinary settings;

 

Keywords: Team Working

Lectures and project assignments. Demonstrations, reports, tests, examinations and presentations.
PLO11

Undertake life-long learning and manage information including conducting literature study;

 

Keywords: Life Long Learning

Lectures and project assignments. Demonstrations, reports, tests, examinations and presentations.
PLO12

Demonstrate and apply knowledge on finance and management principles and acquire entrepreneurship skill;

 

Keywords: Project Management, Finance & Entrepreneurship

Lectures and project assignments. Demonstrations, reports, tests, examinations and presentations.
Classification of Courses
Classification of Courses
No. Classification Credit Hours Percentage
i. School core 96 68.6
ii. Programme Core 18 12.9
iii. Programme Electives 3 2.1
iv. Compulsory University Courses 23 16.4
  Total 140 100
Classification of courses for engineering programme
A Engineering Courses 117 83.6
Total credit hours for Part A 117
B Non-Engineering 23 16.4
Total credit hours for Part B 23
  Total credit hours for Part A and B 140 100
Total Credit Hours to Graduate 140
Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme are essentially Mechanical Engineers with minor specialization in Automotive Engineering who can seek job opportunities in various mechanical and automotive sectors. Alternatively, they can also be known as Automotive Engineers depending on their job placements in the industries they are in.

 

Mechanical-Automotive graduates from UTM will be able to perform job requirements in the field of research, design, development and production of various types of vehicles. In most cases they will be working in the design and production of automotive components systems and sub-systems. They will make use of the knowledge learnt during their studies at UTM such as those mentioned earlier.  A Mechanical-Automotive Engineer will always perform design or production work in accordance to quality assurance practice to fulfil the requirements of standards performance and safety.

 

Apart from passenger vehicles, Mechanical-Automotive graduates will also be able to find careers in the commercial vehicle industry or off-road vehicles companies such as MASTER BUILDERS and MALAYSIAN TRUCKS & BUS and even branch into locomotives companies. Furthermore, the advancement of motorsports related industry has created the need for technical expertise to support the industry; another exciting industry in which Mechanical-Automotive graduates can adapt as their career.  Malaysia has been producing cars for more than 30 years with the growth of companies such as PROTON, PERODUA, MODENAS and NAZA.  The rapid growth in the Malaysian automotive industry including component manufacturing and automotive-related companies has also provided many job opportunities for Mechanical-Automotive graduates.

 

UTM Mechanical-Automotive graduates are also capable to take a position and advance their career with international car manufacturers either locally or abroad. In short, UTM Mechanical-Automotive graduates have a wide career opportunity as they are all well trained to become competent engineers and managers, especially in the field of Mechanical-Automotive Engineering.

Entry Requirement

Minimum entry requirements to be considered for a course at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), you must fulfil the minimum entry requirements.

  1. Malaysia student (https://admission.utm.my/entry-requirements-ug-malaysian/)
  2. International student (https://admission.utm.my/entry-requirements-ug-international/)

 

 

Award Requirements

To graduate, students must:
● Attain a total of not less than 140 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 2.00.
● Has passed all specified courses.
● Has applied for graduation and has been approved by the University.
● Has completed all four (4) short courses and one (1) test in UTM Professional Skills Certificate Programme.
● Other condition as specified.

Further Information

Name : Prof. Ir. Dr. Pakharuddin Mohd Samin
Position: Director (Aeronautics, Automotive & Ocean Engineering)
Office: 07-5557043
Email: pakhar@utm.my