Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours


Intakes: March, June/July & Sept/Oct
Mode of Study: Full Time
Duration: 4 years
Credits: 132

Level of Study:
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Mechanical engineering deals with anything that moves including the human body.

Mechanical engineers learn about materials, statics and dynamics, solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, control engineering, industrial engineering, instrumentation and design. It also covers designing and manufacturing everything from small individual parts to large systems such as airplanes and spacecraft.

Mechanical engineering is perhaps the broadest and most diverse engineering discipline as it will require you to learn skills for everything that is made.

Is this programme for me?

  • Do you like physics and mathematics?
  • Are you always curious about how things work?
  • Do you like to dismantle things to see what’s inside and put them back together?
  • Do you see yourself as an inventor?
  • Do you like to build something new?
  • Do you want to be able to contribute and make a difference to the world?

If you have these characteristics, then this programme may suit you.

What will I learn?

This programe involves the principles of engineering such as statics, materials science, design and analysis of mechanical parts and systems.

This field also requires an understanding of core areas including mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, structural analysis, electrical and electronic system.

Mechanical engineers use these core principles along with tools like computer-aided design, and product lifecycle management to design and analyse manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, heating and cooling systems, transportation systems, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices and others.

What should I expect?

Solid foundation in mathematics, physics and chemistry is required for a student to acquire knowledge and skills effectively in his/her learning process in this programme.

Graduates of this programme will be capable of performing engineering tasks in the manufacturing or production sectors, power generation, oil and gas sectors, transportation (road, train, naval, aircraft), building services and construction industries.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

PEO 1 : To produce employable graduates with adequate knowledge and competency in various fields of mechanical engineering

PEO 2 : To produce graduates with professional attributes, and are adaptable to the global work environment

The graduates of Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) at the time of graduation will have to demonstrate the following PLOs:

PLO1 : Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and mechanical engineering fundamentals to the solution of complex mechanical engineering problems.

PLO2 : Ability to identify, formulate, conduct research literature and analyse complex mechanical engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.

PLO3 : Ability to 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.

PLO4 : Ability to 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.

PLO5 : Ability to 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.

PLO6 : Ability to 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.

PLO7 : Ability to understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solutions of complex mechanical engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts.

PLO8 : Ability to apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.

PLO9 : Ability to communicate effectively on complex 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.

PLO10 : Ability to function effectively as an individual or a member or a leader in diverse teams of multi-disciplinary settings to achieve common goals.

PLO11 : Ability to recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

PLO12 : Ability to 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.


STPM Minimum 2 Principal Passes (including Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry)
A-Level Minimum 2 Principal Passes (D) (including Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry)
UEC Minimum 5 Bs (including Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry)
Diploma / HND Minimum CGPA of 2.00 and Band 2 MUET
Foundation/Matriculation Minimum CGPA of 2.00 and Band 2 MUET
SAM/HSC/AUSMAT TER/UAI: Average of 60% or higher in 5 subjects (including Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry)
CPU/CIMP Minimum of 60% or higher in 6 subjects (including Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry)
IB Minimum 26/42 points or higher based on 6 subjects including 4/7 in Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry
DVM Minimum CGPA of 2.50 (Required to take Remedial Courses during the first semester)
Other Qualifications As recognised by the Senate of IUKL as equivalent to STPM
PTE 47
Cambridge English 154


Year 1

Co-Curriculum I*, Engineering Drawing I, Engineering Math I, Engineering Workshop, Interactive Skills, Introduction to Engineering Experimentation, Introduction To Mech. Engineering, Material Science, Office application Technology, Statics, Technical & Professional Communication

Year 2

Dynamics, Electrical Technology. (power & machines), Engineering Drawing II (Computer Aided), Engineering Experimentation I, Engineering Materials, Engineering Math II, Fluid Mechanics I, Introduction to Design, Numerical Methods, Solid Mechanics I, Thermodynamics I

Year 3

Component Design, Computer Programming, Control Engineering, Engineering Electronics & Microprocessors, Fluid Mechanics II, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Processes, Measurements & Instrumentation, Mechanics Of Machines & Vibration, Solid Mechanics II, Thermodynamics II, Engineering Experimentation II, Industrial Training

Year 4

Elective I**, Elective II**, Elective III**, Engineering. Management, Safety & Economics, Engineers & Society, Entrepreneurship for Engineers, Finite Elements, System Design, Thesis Project I, Thesis Project II, **Final Year Elective Subjects To Be Offered / Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning / Vibration & Vibration Measurements / Acoustics & Noise - Control & measurements / Material Processing / Material Selection / NanoMaterials / Production Planning & Control / Robotics

Professional Recognition

This programme is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) and recognized by the Malaysian Government. EAC is a delegated body by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) as the only recognized accrediting body for engineering degree programmes offered in Malaysia.

This degree is also internationally recognised under the Washington Accord, a multi-national agreement which recognises the substantial equivalency of engineering degree programmes accredited by the responsible bodies in each of the current signatory countries.

List of Full Signatory Countries


List of Provisional Signatory Countries

** Provisional Signatories are recognised as having appropriate systems and processes in place to develop towards becoming a Full Signatory.

How does the professional recognition for this programme benefit me?

Recognition under the Washington Accord allows graduates to be recognised worldwide for career opportunities or for further education progression.

After graduation, an engineer needs to register with the Board of Engineers Malaysia to be a graduate engineer. After a few years of practical experience (supervised by a professional engineer), the graduate engineer can apply to sit for Professional Interview (with IEM). If he/she passes the Interview, he/she can apply to BEM to be a Professional Engineer that entitles him/her to use the title Ir.

BEM Circulars Related to Mandatory Registration with BEM

The Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) is a federal statutory agency under the Ministry of Works Malaysia established under the Registration of Engineers Act 1967 (REA 1967). Amongst its primary roles are to register Graduate Engineer (GE), Engineering Technologist (ET), and Inspector of Works (IoW) and to regulate the professional conduct and practice of registered Persons to safeguard the safety, health and interest of the public.

The links of BEM circulars related to mandatory registration with BEM and promotional webinars/videos of BEM are as follows:

1. BEM Official Website
2. Mandatory Registration with the Board of Engineers Malaysia
3. BEM Mini Convention Presentation Material
4. BEM Webinar Presentation Material
5. BEM Official Youtube Channel


Once you graduate, you can register yourselves with the Board of Engineers Malaysia to recognise you as a graduate engineer.

Mechanical engineering graduates are sought by employers in almost all sectors of the engineering industry:

  • Aerospace industry
    Researches, designs, manufactures, operates and maintains aircraft.
  • Automotive industry
    Designs, manufactures, distributes and markets motor vehicles.
  • Chemical industry
    Covers oil companies, chemicals manufacturers and the businesses that support them.
    Eg: To build new plants or develop new process technologies.
  • Construction industry
    Designs and builds infrastructure, buildings and buildings services.
    Eg: Heating and ventilation.
  • Defence industry
    Provides equipment, support and services for the armed forces and national security.
  • Electronics industry
    Designs and manufactures components and complete equipment for sectors from automotive to medicine and the military.
  • Fast moving consumer goods industry
    Manufactures products such as household cleaning items, personal hygiene goods and convenience foods.
  • Marine industry
    Develops, maintains and helps operate vessels.
  • Materials and metals industry
    Activities include developing new materials and manufacturing components or end products.
  • Pharmaceuticals industry
    Develops and manufactures drugs.
  • Rail industry
    Designs, constructs, manages and maintains rail system components from trains and tracks to electrical power systems and train control systems.
  • Utilities industry
    Helps supply power, water, waste management and telecoms.


How much will I make?

A Mechanical Engineer graduate in professional jobs receives an average of RM 30K to RM 40K a year, rising to between RM50K and RM70K after 10 years in the job.

A word of advice

  • You must have passion in core fundamental areas such as Maths and Physics.
  • You should be willing to spend time to study about theory, understand the concept and system, new software and technology.
  • You should be willing to work in challenging working conditions/ area.

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