• Faculty of Engineering
  • engine@um.edu.my
  • +6037967 5200

Mechanical engineering is a very broad field; hence mechanical engineers can work in a variety of different industries as well as design a wide range of products. Mechanical engineers develop, design, build, test, and inspect mechanical devices and systems, such as machines, tools, and engines. Mechanical engineers often work on the newest industrial pursuits, particularly in automation and robotics, alternative energies and nanotechnology.

The Mechanical Engineering Programme offers new opportunities for occupational growth, such as designing production projects to harness developments, improvements of technology in healthcare, or designing more powerful computer chips for the ever-growing digital era. The wide career spectrum opens up opportunities for different genders, different levels of ability, and different interests. The key is that the Mechanical Engineering Programme develops a skilled personnel with competent technical and analytical skills that could be of good use wherever needed.


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Career Opportunity

Mechanical engineers are sought by employers in almost all sectors of the engineering industry. These include:

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Control and Instrumentation Engineer
  • Energy Production Engineer
  • Foundry Process Engineer
  • HVAC Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Manufacturing/Logistics Engineer
  • Materials Design Engineer
  • Mechanical Systems Engineer
  • Robotics/AI Engineer

Course Structure

This programme consists:

Types of Courses


University Courses


Faculty Core Courses


 Department Core Courses


Department Elective Courses




Intake Schedule

Semester I: September each year

  • Deadline for Malaysian applicants: April for Semester I intake
  • Deadline for International applicants: June for Semester I intake


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Programme Coordinators

Dr. Muhammad Khairi Faiz Bin Ahmad Hairuddin
Senior Lecturer
E: mkhairifaiz@um.edu.my
T: 03-79675247

Programmes Educational Objectives & Programme Outcomes

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

PEO1- Professionalism
Graduates establish themselves as practicing professionals in Mechanical Engineering or related fields.

PEO2- Continuous Personal Development
Graduates engage in lifelong pursuit of knowledge and interdisciplinary learning appropriate for industrial and academic careers.

PEO3- Societal Engagement
Graduates contribute to sustainable development and the well-being of society.

Programme Objectives (PO)

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialisation as specified in WK1 to WK4 respectively to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. Identify, formulate, conduct research literature and analyse complex Mechanical Engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences (WK1-WK4).
  3. Design solutions for complex Mechanical 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 (WK5).
  4. Conduct investigation of complex mechanical 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. Conduct investigation of complex Mechanical Engineering problems using research-based knowledge (WK8) and research methods, including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.
  6. Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex Mechanical Engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations (WK6).
  7. 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 Mechanical Engineering problems (WK7).
  8. Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solutions of complex Mechanical Engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts (WK7).
  9. Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice (WK7).
  10. Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary settings.
  11. Communicate effectively on complex Mechanical Engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  12. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and economic decision-making and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.

Last Update: 12/03/2024