Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours

Mechanical Engineering is the discipline that applies engineering, physics, engineering mathematics, and materials science principles to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems. Mechanical Engineering program consists of four main areas, i.e., Applied Mechanics, Design, Thermodynamics, and Fluid Mechanics. The learning and research activities in the field of Applied Mechanics and Design are focusing on the structural mechanics of engineering materials (typically, metals composites and biomaterials), computational modeling, systems design, monitoring and control, computer-aided design, virtual reality engineering, reliability, and optimization-based design, and industrial and product design. While for the Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics areas, the activities are focusing on alternative fuel, combustion, renewable and sustainable energy, heat transfer, refrigeration and air-conditioning system, computational fluid dynamics, fluid power, tribology, and turbomachinery. The school is committed to producing human capital with first-class mentality and values that can seek and explore knowledge, possess holistic entrepreneurial thinking and the country’s professional workforce by taking into account the curriculum of the 21st Century and the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (4IR). The process of learning and teaching is also based on the NALI method and technology.

Program Specification
1. Programme Name Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours
2. Final Award Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering 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 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 the work and society.

PEO 4
Adapt and communicate effectively and be successful working with multidisciplinary 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 industrial 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 industrial 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 industrial 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.

 

Intended Learning Outcomes Teaching and Learning Methods Assessment
PLO4

Investigate complex mechanical and industrial 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.
PLO5

Use modern engineering and information technology (IT) tools in complex mechanical and industrial 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 professional engineering practice and solutions to complex mechanical and industrial engineering problems 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

Evaluate the sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solutions of complex mechanical and industrial engineering problems 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.
Intended Learning Outcomes Teaching and Learning Methods Assessment
PLO8

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.
PLO9

Communicate effectively on complex mechanical and industrial 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 lifelong 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.
Clasification of Courses
No. Classification Credit Hours Percentage
i. Programme Core 90 64.3
ii. Programme Electives 27 19.3
iii. 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
Entry Requirement

The minimum qualifications for candidates who intend to do a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) are as follows:

  1. Minimum results based on the Malaysian High School Certificate (STPM) (results would be based on the general requirements as well as other conditions as the pre-requisites for the programme set by the university).

University General Requirements:

  1. Passed Malaysian Certificate Examination (SPM) or its equivalent with a credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or a credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia, July Paper.
  2. Passed the Malaysian High School Certificate (STPM) or its equivalent and obtained the following:
  3. a) Grade C (NGMP 2.00) General Studies/General Paper, and
  4. b) Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in two (2) other subjects

iii.   Passed the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) with minimum result of Band 1.

Programme Specific Requirements

  1. Obtained a CGPA of 2.80; and Passed with a minimum Grade B- (NGMP 2.67) in two (2) of the following subjects:
  2. a) Mathematics T / Further Mathematics
  3. b) Physics or Chemistry
  4. Passed with at least a Grade C in Mathematics and Physics in the SPM level or equivalent.

iii.   Passed the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) with minimum result of Band 2.

  1. Do not have any health problems that may affect their studies.
  2. Minimum requirements for Matriculation Certificates (KPM) / UM Science Foundation / UiTM Foundation (fulfil the general requirements set by the university as well as other conditions of the programme).

General University Requirements

  1. Passed Malaysian Certificate Examination (SPM) or its equivalent with a credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or a credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia, July Paper.
  2. Passed the Matriculation Certificates (KPM) / UM Science Foundation / UiTM Foundation with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and passed all the core subjects.

iii.  Passed the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) with minimum result of Band 1.

Programme Specific Requirements

  1. Obtained a CGPA of 2.80; and Passed with a Grade B- (2.67) in two (2) of the following subjects:
  2. a) Mathematics / Engineering Mathematics
  3. b) Physics / Engineering Physics or Chemistry / Engineering Chemistry
  4. Passed with at least a Grade C in Mathematics and Physics in the SPM level or equivalent.

iii.  Passed the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) with minimum result of Band 2.

  1. Do not have any health problems that may affect their studies.
  2. Minimum qualifications for students with Certificates/Diplomas (fulfil the general requirements set by the university as well as specific requirements of the programme).

General University Requirements

  1. Obtained a Diploma or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government and approved by the Senate.

or

  1. Passed STPM examination in 2016 or before and obtained at least:
  2. a) Grade C (NGMP 2.00) General Studies/General Paper, and
  3. b) Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in two (2) other subjects

or

iii.   Passed the Matriculation Certificates (KPM) / UM Science Foundation / UiTM Foundation in 2017 or before and obtained minimum CGPA of 2.00.

  1. Passed the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) with minimum result of Band 1.
  2. Passed Malaysian Certificate Examination (SPM) or its equivalent with a credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or a credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia, July Paper.

Programme Specific Requirements

  1. Obtained a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from UTM or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.75.

or

  1. For those who obtained a CGPA of less than 2.75 but have at least two (2) years working experience in related field are eligible to apply.

or

iii.  Meet the minimum entry requirements as required for STPM holders.

or

  1. Meet the minimum entry requirements as required for those who have completed the Matriculation Certificates (KPM) / UM Science Foundation / UiTM Foundation.
  2. Passed with at least a Grade C in Mathematics and Physics in the SPM level or equivalent.

or

  1. Obtained at least a C Grade (2.00) in any one of the Mathematic courses at Diploma level.
  2. Passed the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) with minimum result of Band 2.

vii. Do not have any health problems that may affect their studies.

 Note:

Candidates are required to submit the results transcript of all their examinations taken during their Diploma study (semester one until the final semester) to UTM. A copy of the diploma or a letter of completion of study will also have to be submitted together with their applications.

Career Opportunities

Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest specialist sub-sectors in the world of engineering. The skills of mechanical engineers are needed in a vast range of industries, such as robotics, aerospace, defence, manufacturing, and civil engineering.

Mechanical engineers use their creativity, technical skills, practical abilities, and scientific knowledge to design, manufacture and maintain every kind of automatic device imaginable: from small components, such as precise medical devices (e.g., pacemakers), to large machinery, such as cooling systems in nuclear power plants and jet engines in aeroplanes. Their expertise is essential throughout the research, design, planning, production, testing, installation and maintenance of mechanical devices.

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
  • 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 : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Yazid Yahya
Position: Director (Applied Mechanics & Design)
Office: 07-5557044
Email: yazidyahya@utm.my