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Here at the University of Malaya we offer advanced world-class facilities that cover a broad range of expertise. We encourage our students to explore subjects that sit outside the conventional constraints of engineering education, as well as those traditionally found in mainstream fields. At the heart of everything we do is the need to empower our students to think creatively and challenge existing practice.

Within our postgraduate programs, individuals are encouraged to identify and organize issues within a wider research theme. Research plans are drawn up, and the faculty supports the students to develop the individual competence and character required to effectively implement them. The objective is not only to nurture researchers in specialist areas, but also to foster highly competent academics, who are capable of tackling issues across a multitude of fields and occupations in society.

Given the current trend for cultivating international talent and exchanges, our international strategy acts as a centripetal force that attracts both students and researchers of the highest caliber from around the world. The Faculty of Engineering here at the University of Malaya is proud of our long-standing international reputation and we strive to create a learning environment that embodies a community of ideas, technical excellence and innovation. We hope to engender mutual understanding and respect for international culture and encourage the use of English as the common language.

Above all, the engineering faculty at the University of Malaya is committed to producing the inventors and entrepreneurs of the future, and we aim to produce distinguished graduates who are capable of advancing the technological innovations that are required to adequately address global challenges.

1950 The Board of Studies was set up by the University of Malaya, located then in Singapore, recommended the establishment of a Department of Engineering to provide degree courses on the civil side and to provide facilities for students taking Mechanical and Electrical Engineering to take part of their courses at the University before proceeding overseas to complete their degrees.
1954 The Department was set up in the 1954-55 session with the appointment of C.A.M. Gray as the First Professor of Engineering. Teaching began in the 1955-56 session in Singapore, with the intake of Year I students and Year II students(i.e. students who had joined the Faculty of Science in the 1954-55 session with the hope of taking Engineering after completing their first year in science.)
1956 Engineering education, at the tertiary level, began in Malaysia with the establishment of the Engineering Department at University of Malaya's Bukit Timah campus in Singapore. Only a Bachelor degree course in Civil Engineering was offered at that time.
1957 The Department of Engineering was transferred to the Kuala Lumpur campus of the University in July.
1958 The Department of Engineering was upgraded to a Faculty of Engineering when University of Malaya relocated to its campus in Lembah Pantai with Professor C.A.M. Gray as the first elected Dean. In the same year, the second bachelor degree course in Mechanical Engineering was introduced.
1959 Bachelor Degree course in Electrical Engineering was added to the number of courses available to undergraduates.
1970 The Faculty introduced the fourth course, a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering.
1974 All the four Divisions in the Faculty were upgraded to Departments.
1996 In the 1996/97 session, the Faculty introduced six other courses namely in Telecommunication Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Engineering, Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.
2013 The Department of Engineering Design & Manufacturing merged with the Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering at its earliest establishment

The Faculty of Engineering at its earliest establishment

pameran volkwagen fakulti kejuruteraan 1973

The new outlook of the Faculty of Engineering today

Block C Industrial Innovation Centre

Last Update: April 10, 2017