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​Bachelor of Materials Engineering with Honours

JPT/BPP(N/527/6/0003)04/26

 

Introduction

Materials Engineering involves investigating the relationships that exist between the structures and properties of materials. Based on these structure-property correlations, a Materials Engineer will be able to design or engineer the structure of a material to produce a predetermined set of properties. Ultimately the role of a Materials Engineer is called upon to create new products or systems using existing materials and/or to develop techniques for processing materials.

Materials Engineering is a broad-based engineering programme that emphasizes strong fundamentals in Mathematics and Engineering principles.

This programme prepares graduates for industry specific needs through specialization elective packages offered in the final year, as well as  lifelong learning and independent study skills through design courses, final year projects and adjunct lecture series.

Students will be exposed to team-based and practical problem solving through Engineering Team Project (ETP), Final Year Projects (FYP I & II), Engineering Design Projects (MECP I & II) and our unique 7-month Student Industrial Internship Programme (SIT & SIP).

Students of this programme will also be aware of environmental, social, political, ethical and economic constraints through humanities, management and social science electives.

In addition to the above courses, students may further develop their engineering knowledge through one of the Core Specialisations as follows:

  • Advanced Computational and Modelling of Materials 
  • Degradation and Failure of Materials

 

Career Prospects

Industrial Sector ​Decsription
​Oil & Gas

​Materials Integrity, Failure Analysis, Corrosion

​Production and Manufacturing

Quality Assurance, Quality Control & Product Design

  • Review new product plans ​and make recommendations for material selection based on design objectives, such as strength, weight, heat resistance, electrical conductivity, and cost.
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control in following industries:
    • Petrochemical
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Food
​Medical

​Biomedical materials/equipment

  • design appropriate methods for fabricating and joining materials
​Renewable Energy ​Renewable materials

 

​Sector ​Description
​Plantation

​Production and Maintanence Engineers in palm oil mills plantation:

  • Sime Darby
  • TAIKO
  • Guthrie
​Government

​Developing material and fabrication procedures that meet cost, product specification, and performance standards in government agencies such as:

  • Hospital
  • MARDI
  • FELDA
​R&D Scientific bodies
  • ​SIRIM
  • PRSB
  • LGM
  • IKM
  • MPOB
  • FRIM
Education
  • Universities (Public and Private)
  • ​University Colleges

 

 

Programme Educational Objective

  • To produce technically qualified Materials Engineers with the potential to become leaders in Materials Engineering industries.
  • To produce Materials Engineers who are committed to sustainable development of Materials Engineering industries for the betterment of society.

 

Programme Outcomes

To produce well-rounded graduates with the following outcomes:

  • Acquire and apply engineering fundamentals to complex Materials Engineering problems
  • Identify, formulate and solve complex Materials Engineering problems using creativity and innovativeness
  • Design and develop solutions for complex Materials Engineering problems
  • Investigate complex Materials Engineering problems using research based knowledge and methods
  • Utilise modern tools to evaluate complex Materials Engineering activities
  • Demonstrate the understanding of the legal health & safety, social and cultural responsibilities of a professional engineer
  • Demonstrate the principles of entrepreneurship, sustainable design and development
  • Apply professional ethics and responsibilities in Materials Engineering practice
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of industry and society on complex Materials Engineering activities
  • Perform effectively in multi-disciplinary setting as an individual and in team with the capacity to be a leader or manager
  • Recognise, acquire and undertaken an independent and lifelong learning in continual technological development
  • Demonstrate and apply engineering management and economic principles in multidisciplinary environments as an individual or as a leader in a team

 

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate with the Bachelor of Materials Engineering with Honours, students are required to obtain a minimum of 143 credit hours and a minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00.

Summary of Courses Required for ​Graduation
Course Group (G) Number of Credit Hours
NR - National Requirement 10
UR - University Requirement 14
CC- Core Common 26
CD - Core Discipline 70
CI - Core Industrial Internship 14
CSp - Core Specialisation 9​
TOTAL 143

 

Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Materials Engineering with Honours

Duration of programme: 4 years


SEMESTER 1
No​ Code Course Name Cr G
1

MPU3122 /

MPU3142

TITAS (Local) /

BM Komunikasi 2 (International)

2

 

NR
2 PEB1012 Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry & Sustainable Development 2 CC
3 FEM1013 Engineering Mathematics I  3 CD
4 AAB1013 Physical Chemistry for Materials 3 CD
5 AAB1022 Engineering Drawing  2 CD
                    Credit Hours 12

SEMESTER 2
No​ Code Course Name Cr G
1

MPU3112 /

MPU3172

Hubungan Etnik (Local) /

Malaysian Studies 3 (International)

2

 

NR
2 CEB1032 Health, Safety and Environment                                                   2 CC
3 FEM1023 Engineering Mathematics II 3 CC
4 AAB1032 Statics and Dynamics 2 CD
5 AAB1043 Metals and Alloys 3 CD
                    Credit Hours 12

SEMESTER 3
No​ Code Course Name Cr G
1

MPUXXX2  

One (1) MPU2 Course

2

NR
2 LEB1042 Academic Writing                                                                        2 UR
3 FEM1063 Statistics and Application 3 CC
4 AAB1052 Strength of Materials 2 CD
5 AAB1063 Materials Processing I 3 CD
6 AAB1072 Materials Lab I (Physical and Mechanics) 2 CD
                    Credit Hours 14

SEMESTER 4
No​ Code Course Name Cr G
1

MPUXXX2  

One (1) MPU3 Course

2

NR
2 HEB1023 Scientific Inquiry                                                                      3 UR
3 KXXXXX1 Co Curriculum I 1 UR
4 AAB2012 Materials Characterization & Analytical Technique 2 CD
5 AAB2022 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer for Materials 2 CD
6 AAB2033 Materials Processing II 3 CD
                    Credit Hours 13

SEMESTER 5
No​ Code Course Name Cr G
1

HEB2033  

Professional Communication Skills

3

UR
2 TEB2132 Structured Programming & Database System               2 CC
3 AAB2043 Engineering Polymers 3 CD
4 AAB2053 Materials Computational and Modelling 3 CD
5 AAB2063 Engineering Ceramics 3 CD
                    Credit Hours 14

SEMESTER 6
No​ Code Course Name Cr G
1

KXXXXX1  

Co Curriculum II        

1

UR
2 GEB2102 Entrepreneurship               2 UR
3 MEB2063 Engineering Team Project 3 CC
4 AAB2073 Failure Analysis & NDE 3 CD
5 AAB2083 Engineering Composites 3 CD
6 AAB2092 Phase Transformations in Metallic Materials                 2 CD
                    Credit Hours 14

SEMESTER 7
No​ Code Course Name Cr G
1

HEB1012  

Community Engagement Project   

2

NR
2 FEM2063 Data Analytics               3 CC
3 AAB3013 Joining of Metals and Non Metals 3 CD
4 AAB3022 Quality Control 2 CD
5 AAB3033 Corrosion and Degradation of Materials                  3 CD
                    Credit Hours 13

STUDENT INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
No​ Code Course Name Cr G
1

IEB3037  

Student Industrial Training (SIT)                        

 7 CI
                    Credit Hours 7

STUDENT INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
No​ Code Course Name Cr G
1

IEB3047  

Student Industrial Project (SIP)                        

 7 CI
                    Credit Hours 7

SEMESTER 8
No​ Code Course Name Cr G
1

VEB3102

Project Management

2

CC
2 PEB4012 Engineering Economics 2 CC
3 AAB4013 Materials Selection 3 CD
4 AAB4022 Life Cycle Assessment of Engineering Materials 2 CD
5 AAB4033 Smart and Functional Materials 3 CD
                    Credit Hours 12

SEMESTER 9
No​ Code Course Name Cr G
1

AAB4042

Materials Engineering Capstone Project I             

2

CD
2 AAB4052 Final Year Project I 2 CD
3 AAB4062 Green Composites 2 CD
4 AAB4XX3 Major Electives I 3 CSp
5 AAB4XX3 Major Electives II 3 CSp
                    Credit Hours 12

SEMESTER 10
No​ Code Course Name Cr G
1

EEB4073

Engineers in Society

3

CC
2 AAB4073 Materials Engineering Capstone Project II 3 CD
3 AAB4084 Final Year Project II 4 CD
4 AAB4XX3 Major Electives III 3 CSp
                    Credit Hours 13
​​​​​​​​​​​Total Credit Hours : 143

Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses

Complete all three (3) courses under the same group of A or B to be eligible for a Core Specialisation.

 

​​​A. Advanced Computational and Modelling of Materials                 ​ ​ ​ ​
No​ Code Course Name Cr G
1 AAB4113 Molecular Dynamics Simulation 3 CSp
2 AAB4123 Structural Modeling for Materials (Ansys, Abaqus) 3 CSp
3 AAB4133 Materials Processing Simulation 3 CSp
                    Credit Hours 9

​​​B. Degradation and Failure of Materials               
No​ Code Course Name Cr G
1 AAB4013 Corrosion Control and Management System 3 CSp
2 AAB4023 Degradation Mechanism and Prevention 3 CSp
3 AAB4033 Advanced Surface Coating 3 CSp
                    Credit Hours 9