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Mechanical Engineering



Mechanical Engineering is the application of engineering principles to the design, development and manufacturing of mechanical devices and systems.

The programme stresses on strong foundation in Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering. In the first year, student will be introduced to engineering fundamentals through courses such as Introduction to Material Science, Electrical Power and Machines, Manufacturing Technology I, Statics, Dynamics and Engineering Drawing.

In the second year, students' engineering knowledge are further developed with courses such as Solid Mechanics, Engineering Materials, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics. 

In the third year of study, students are exposed to courses such as Heat Transfer, Mechanical Engineering Design and Vibrations.

In the final year of study, students are required to undertake Computer Aided Engineering, Mechatronics, Manufacturing Technology II, Integrated Design Project and Final Year Project.

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

  • Energy Systems
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Asset Integrity and Reliability
  • Robotics and System Automation
  • Renewable Energy

Mechanical engineers are normally employed in automotive sector; producing automobiles and its supporting industries, manufacturing industries; industrial machines and components. The job involves designing of mechanical components and devices, supervising and maintaining the production operation. Mechanical engineers are also in demand in the oil and gas sector and energy related sector.



Programme Educational Objectives

  • Engineers who are competent with the potential to become leaders of Mechanical Engineering industries and related industries.
  • Engineers who are involved towards sustainable development in Mechanical Engineering and related Industries for the betterment of society. 

Programme Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals and engineering specialisation to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. Identify, formulate, conduct research literature and analyse complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  3. Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  4. Conduct investigation of complex engineering problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to evaluate complex engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations.
  6. Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solutions to complex engineering problems.
  7. Evaluate sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solutions of complex engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts.
  8. Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
  9. Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.
  10. Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and society.
  11. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles, economic decision making and entrepreneurial skills to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
  12. Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
  13. Graduation Requirements

    Students are required to obtain a minimum of 144 credit hours and a minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00 to be conferred a degree of Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours.

    Summary of Courses Required for ​Graduation
    Course Group (G) Number of Credit Hours
    NR - National Requirement 10
    UR - University Requirement 15
    CC- Core Common 24
    CD - Core Discipline 72
    CI - Core Industrial Internship 14
    CSp - Core Specialisation 9
    TOTAL 144

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What can I do with a mechanical engineering degree in Malaysia?

Possible career options with a mechanical engineering degree in Malaysia include consulting engineer, industrial engineer, plastics fabrication engineer, test engineer, automotive engineer, manufacturing engineer, design engineer, and research and development engineer.

2. Which job is best after mechanical engineering?

Some popular job options after mechanical engineering include design engineer, manufacturing engineer, project engineer/manager, research and development engineer, energy engineer, and aerospace engineer.

3. How many years does it take to study mechanical engineering?

The duration is typically four years.

4. Are there any specialisation options within the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours programme at UTP?

  • Energy Systems
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Advanced Materials Engineering
  • Asset Integrity and Reliability
  • Renewable Energy

5. What are the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours programme at UTP?

The admission requirements for the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours programme at UTP include a foundation in a relevant field from a recognised institution, A-Level or equivalent qualifications, and Australian Matriculation or equivalent qualifications.