University of Nottingham Malaysia

Mechanical Engineering MSc


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Qualification: MSc
Fees: Malaysian – RM51,570 per course, Non-Malaysian – RM57,180 per course
Mode: Full-time, 1 year
Intake: September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

Mechanical engineers apply their scientific knowledge to solve challenging problems and design machines that help us to improve people’s lives. As a Mechanical Engineer, you may work in design, development, research, consultancy, manufacture or marketing, combining technical and managerial experience. This MSc course offers you the opportunity to study advanced topics in Mechanical Engineering, covering engineering science, design and technology. From a broad base, it builds on our key research and academic strengths and concludes with an individual project.

You will develop the skills to able to solve problems using both logic and creative/innovative approaches, excellent numerate, computer and analytical skills, the ability to plan, prioritise and work to deadlines under pressure, and the ability to communicate with others.

Course structure

This is a full-time masters degree course which consists of

50 credits of core, and 70 credits of optional taught modules along with a 60-credit summer individual project often linked with industrially-sponsored research.

Projects include:
  • experimental analyses
  • design oriented studies
  • development of mathematical or computational models
You will study compulsory modules such as Integrated Systems Analysis, Process of Engineering Alloys, Advanced Dynamics of Machines as well as Advanced Technology Review – where you will learn about the latest, cutting-edge developments in engineering from our world-leading research groups. You will also be able to choose from a number of optional modules to allow you to focus your studies for the award of MSc in Mechanical Engineering.

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in mechanical engineering or a related discipline.

Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)

TOEFL (iBT): 79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking)

PTE (Academic): 55 (with no less than 51 in each element)

IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test


Typical core modules

  • Advanced Technology Review
  • Individual Postgraduate Project
  • Integrated Systems Analysis
  • Research Planning

Optional modules

  • Advanced Dynamics of Machines
  • Aircraft Propulsion System
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Conservation and Recycling of Materials
  • Fibre Reinforced Composites Engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Finite Element Analysis in Structural Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Introduction to Automotive Technology
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Management Studies
  • Material Models and Modes of Failure
  • Mathematical Techniques in Partial Differential Equations for Engineers
  • Multiphase Systems
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Process of Engineering Alloys
  • Project Management
  • Rapid Product Development
  • Robotics and Automation Technology
  • Statistical Process Control and Quality Improvement
  • Stress Analysis Techniques


Find out about scholarships, financial assistance and specific research funding available to all malaysian and international students.


Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
t:   +6 (03) 8924 8000  
f:   +6 (03) 8924 8005 

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