Our close industry links ensure that our teaching and research have both relevance and meaning, and our mechanical engineering courses offer the same high-quality education and excellent career opportunities as the UK.
What is mechanical engineering?
Mechanical engineering is a uniquely broad-based profession. Mechanical engineers apply their scientific knowledge to solve problems and design machines that help us to enjoy a better life. In addition to areas traditionally associated with the discipline, such as power generation, automotive, aerospace and manufacturing industries, mechanical engineers also work within interdisciplinary teams solving problems in areas such as nanotechnology, electrical and electronic systems, environmental protection, bioengineering, renewable energy and food industry.
At The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus we offer the following undergraduate degree programmes within mechanical engineering.
- BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
- MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
How you are taught
Design is a key integrating element in all years of the course. Real-world engineering, the importance of communication and team-working skills, the need to display entrepreneurship and initiative, and the relevance of appropriate management and business principles are emphasised. Engineering science and engineering design are core disciplines whilst other important areas are mathematics, manufacturing technology, IT, electronics and control. If you are interested in the automotive industry, the MEng degree offers a specialist stream in Automotive Technology in Years 3 and 4.
Project work will form a significant part of your final years. In Year 3, MEng students do a major group project. Up to four students will work as a multidisciplinary team to design, manufacture and develop a product. Starting with the design brief, normally linked to an industry need, the group will devise and evaluate alternative design concepts, undertake
the detailed engineering analysis and mechanical design,
manufacture a prototype, evaluate its performance, undertake development work to improve it, and assess the financial viability and marketability of the product. All students will do an individual project in their final year.
This is of an experimental, computational or analytical nature and provides a link between academic and professional work. You will be able to choose your individual project topic – most of which are based on real industrial problems.
Our mechanical engineering degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Institution for Engineering Designers (IED), and this means that the qualification can be used towards your registration as a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council, UK.
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.
What are some career prospects for mechanical engineering graduates?
Graduates of the department have various career opportunities in fields such as aerospace, automotive, energy, manufacturing, research and development etc.
Following are some career options for students with a mechanical engineering degree:
Quality control analyst
Aerospace industry analyst
Biotechnology industry analyst
Manufacturing industry analyst
System quality control manager
Plant and system operators
What kind of research is conducted by the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering at UNM?
The department conducts research in various areas related to mechanical engineering, materials science, and manufacturing engineering. Some of the research areas include advanced materials and manufacturing, computational engineering, energy and environment, robotics and automation, and biomedical engineering.
What kind of facilities are available for students in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering?
The department has various facilities for students, including research labs, computer labs, workshops, and a library. The department also has a dedicated team of technical staff to support students in their studies and research.
Are there any scholarships available for students in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering?
What is the teaching and learning mode for these courses?
The teaching and learning experience in the department is a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, and projects. Students are encouraged to engage in independent study and research to develop their critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. The department also employs a range of practical teaching methods such as internships and industry visits.
Does the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering have collaborations with industry partners?
Yes, the department has collaborations with a range of industry partners in Malaysia and globally. These include research partnerships, student internships, and industrial consultancy projects.
What kind of support services are available for students in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering?