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 Engineering Department was set up and C.A.M. Gray was appointed 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 The establishment of Department of Engineering at University of Malaya campus in Bukit Timah, Singapore offered a the first bachelor degree programme in civil engineering.
1957 The Department of Engineering was relocated to the University of Malaya Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur campus in July.
1958 The Department was upgraded to a Faculty of Engineering, and Professor C.A.M. Gray was elected as the first Dean. In the same year, the second bachelor degree programme in mechanical engineering was introduced.
1959 Bachelor Degree programme in electrical engineering was introduced.
1970 The fourth programme, a bachelor degree in chemical engineering was introduced
1974 All the four Divisions in the Faculty were upgraded to Departments
1996 The Faculty introduced six other courses namely in Telecommunication Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Engineering, Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.
2001 The Department of Biomedical Engineering was established
2009 The Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering (Prosthetics and Orthotics) was offered
2013 The Department of Engineering Design & Manufacturing merged with the Department of Mechanical Engineering
2017 The Faculty only offered five bachelor degree programmes in civil, biomedical, electrical, chemical and 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: June 12, 2018