University of Nottingham Malaysia

Mechanical Engineering BEng / MEng (Hons)


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Qualification: BEng / MEng (Hons)
Fees: Malaysian – RM47,070 per year, Non-Malaysian – RM52,570 per year
Mode: BEng - Full-time 3 years / MEng - Full-time, 4 years
Intake: September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

The BEng and MEng degree programmes have common first and second years, with all students following the same course of study. At the end of your second year you can choose to continue for either a three-year BEng degree or four-year MEng degree, depending on exam performance.

Both the BEng or MEng option will provide you with the same core skills but by choosing to study for the MEng you will undertake a more substantial project with greater opportunity for specialisation and experience of research methods. We strongly recommend this MEng route if you wish to pursue an engineering career.

The large range of optional modules in your third year and, if studying the MEng, fourth year also allows you to follow specific themes and to develop areas of expertise and interest.

Entry requirements

Our Foundation course route

Our Foundation courses give you another way to study for an undergraduate degree. 

Entry requirements
A level  ABB, including mathematics and physics, excluding general studies
IB Diploma  32 points, including 5 points in mathematics (HL) and 5 points in physics (HL)
STPM  AB+B+, including mathematics and physics, excluding Pengajian Am
UEC  5 As, including mathematics, physics and chemistry, 2 Bs in 2 further academic subjects, excluding Chinese Language
SAM/AUSMAT  ATAR 90 including mathematics and physics
Canadian(CIMP/ICPU) 90% average based on 6 subjects, including mathematics and science subjects (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects)
College Placement Test (US Style Curriculum)

Minimum final GPA of 3.0 (out of 4) in High School Diploma with grade A in mathematics and grade B in physics and chemistry plus, 610 in evidence-based reading & writing and 620 in mathematics in SATr plus, 700,650 in SAT Subject Tests and at least 4 (in AP Calculus) or 5,4,4 in Advanced Placement Tests. SAT Subject Tests must include physics.

SAT Subject Tests in mathematics at level 1 or 2 are not acceptable instead students need AP calculus. AP Physics must be a combination of Physics C plus either Physics 1 or Physics 2

Advance Placement (AP) Applicants who are taking Advanced Placement Tests in addition to another recognised qualification (not US style curriculum), may be considered on a case-by-case basis without the SATr and SAT Subject Tests
Diploma - Other Institutions  Acceptance to the second year is on a case by case basis (and at the discretion of the School) but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.33 (out of 4) or 75% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme
Foundation - Other Institutions  Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.33 (out of 4) or 75% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus Foundation Successful completion of the Foundation in Engineering programme with no failed modules.

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants' personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

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)
GCE A Level English Language or Literature: grade C
GCE AS Level English Language or Literature: grade C
PTE (Academic): 55 (with no less than 51 in each element)
SPM:  grade B+ 
GCE O-Level (1119):  grace C 
GCSE O Level: grade C
IGCSE (first language): grade C
IGCSE (second language): grade B
MUET Band 4
UEC:  grade B3
IB English A1 or A2 (SL or HL):  4 points 
IB English B HL:  4 points 
IB English B SL:  5 points
IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test


 The Foundation in Engineering is a 1+3 year programme that results in direct progression to the undergraduate degrees offered within the Faculty of Engineering. Modules on the programme aim to improve language and study skills as well as enhance understanding of mathematics and the physical sciences.

Students on this programme also chose from a range of elective modules that provide the opportunity to sample topics related to their chosen undergraduate pathway from thermal science or chemistry to electricity and magnetism.


Year 1


  • Computer Programming in Matlab
  • Design and Manufacture 1
  • Dynamics of Mechanical Systems
  • Engineering Mathematics 1 and 2
  • Introduction to Materials and Materials Forming
  • Mechanics of Solid 1
  • Professional Studies
  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

Year 2


  • Design and Manufacture 2
  • Differential Equations and Calculus for Engineers
  • Dynamics
  • Electromechanical Devices
  • Management Studies 1
  • Materials Design
  • Mechanics of Solid 2 and 3
  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 2

Year 3


  • Computer Modelling Techniques
  • Group Design and Make (MEng only)
  • Individual Project (BEng only)
  • Introduction to Automotive Technology
  • Management Studies 2

Typical optional modules

  • Advanced Dynamics of Mathematics
  • Advanced Mathematical Techniques in Ordinary Differential Equations for Engineers
  • Air Pollution
  • Control Instrumentation
  • Elements of Noise Investigation
  • Energy Efficiency for Sustainability 2
  • Fibre Reinforced Composites
  • Heat Transfer
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • International Business Strategy 1
  • Mathematical Techniques in Partial Differential Equations for Engineers
  • Multiphase Systems
  • Processing of Engineering Alloys
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management 1 and 2
  • Stress Analysis Technique
  • Structural Vibration 2
  • Technology and Organisation Development

You may also take up to 20 credits of modules offered by other engineering departments or schools as long as they are approved by your course director.

Year 4 - MEng only


  • Advanced Technology Review
  • Group Design Project
  • Integrated Systems

Individual Project (MEng only)

  • Aircraft Propulsion Systems
  • Automotive Vehicle Dynamics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Conservation and Recycling of Materials
  • Entrepreneurship and Business
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Introduction to Aerospace Technology
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Introduction to Automative Technology
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Material Modes and Modes of Failure
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Robotic and Automation Technology

In addition to these optional modules you may also select from the year three optional modules.


We aim to prepare you for an exciting career, and when you graduate you will be an independent professional highly sought after by employers. As a graduate of one of the best mechanical engineering departments in the world, your Nottingham qualification will give you the freedom to choose from a range of exciting opportunities.

Graduates of both of our courses become mechanical, sales, design or maintenance engineers in a range of sectors. These include power generation, civil structure, manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, chemical, computers, marine, bioengineering and paper. Those choosing the MEng route can also become project managers.


Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing 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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