University of Nottingham Malaysia

Mechanical Engineering BEng / MEng (Hons)


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Qualification: BEng / MEng (Hons)
Fees: Malaysian – RM48,900 per year, Non-Malaysian – RM57,000 per year
Mode: BEng - Full-time 3 years / MEng - Full-time, 4 years
Intake: September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

Design is a key integrating element in all years of the programme. You will learn real-world engineering, the importance of communication, team working skills, entrepreneurship initiatives, an emphasis for environmental sustainability, a mind-set for lifelong learning, appropriate management principles and business acumen. Engineering science and design are core disciplines in this programme whilst other important areas are control, electronics, IT, manufacturing technology, and mathematics. Projectwork will form a significant part of your final year. In year three, MEng students undertake a major group project. Up to four students will work as a multidisciplinary team to design, manufacture, and test their prototype, as well as develop a business plan to market their product. All students will undertake an individual project in their final year. The project is commonly experimental, computational or analytical in nature; and it will provide a link relating academic understanding, research methods, and professional ethics. You will be able to choose your individual project topic, most of which are based upon real industrial problems.

Entry requirements

Our Foundation course route

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

Entry requirements
A Level  BBB, including mathematics and physics, excluding critical thinking and general studies
IB Diploma  30 points with 5,5,5 at Higher Level, including mathematics and physics
STPM  B+B+B+, including mathematics and physics, excluding Pengajian Am
UEC  2 As including mathematics and physics, and grade B3 in 3 further academic subjects, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language
SAM or other Australian Matriculations ATAR 86 including mathematics and physics
Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

79% average based on 6 subjects, including Adavenced Functions, Calculus and Vectors and relevant science subjects. Consideration to be made based on relevant individual grades if specific subjects are required.

Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University's requirements

Advance Placement (AP) 4,4,4 including AP Calculus and AP Physics. Applicants taking non-preferred subjects may be made an offer across more than three subjects at Advanced Placement level.
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 Foundation Successful completion of the Foundation in Engineering programme.

The Mechanical Engineering degree at UNM publicised a diverse entry route into 1st year of the programme, e.g. A level, IB diploma, STPM, UEC, SAM, Canadian Pre-U and etc.

In addition, UNM offer a 3-semester foundation programme to student who completed SPM (equivalent to GCSE O-level) and a 2-semester foundation programme to student who completed STPM or A level but could not attain the published entry requirements to the engineering degree. Graduates from the foundation programme who meet the minimum MEng performance benchmark will join 1st year of engineering degree programme.

A minimum entry requirements for A-level at UNM is BBB, including mathematics and physics, but excluding critical thinking and general studies. The grade B in A-level PUM (Percentage Uniform Mark) ranging from 70-79 mark, i.e. equivalent to grade A in the university grading system as appropriate minimum quality standard for entry requirements. Although the Mechanical Engineering programme at UNM practices a slightly lower minimum entry requirements for A-level than the UK, our record showed that local student who participated in the UK mobility scheme for one year of the programme have demonstrated academic performance at par to the UK cohorts. There should not be distinction in quality of the graduates since we follow the same progression and award classification rules as the UK.

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.

Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.

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): 65 (with no less than 59 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 3
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, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.


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 one

Typical core modules

  • Engineering Design and Design Project
  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • Mathematics for Engineers
  • Programming, Professional and Laboratory Skills
  • Statics and Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 1

Year two

Typical core modules

  • Advanced Mathematics and Statistics for Mechanical Engineers
  • Design, Manufacture and Project
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Electromechanical Devices
  • Management and Professional Studies
  • Materials in Design
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 2

Year three (BEng and MEng)*

Typical core modules

  • Computer Modelling Techniques
  • Group Design and Make (MEng only)
  • Individual Project (BEng only)
  • Management and Professional Practice

Year 4 (MEng only)*

Typical core modules

  • Advance Technology Review
  • Individual Project
  • Integrated Systems Analysis

Typical optional modules (for year 3 and 4)

  • Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
  • Advanced Dynamics
  • Advanced Mathematical Techniques in Ordinary Differential Equations for Engineers
  • Air Pollution
  • Aircraft Propulsion System
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Conservation and Recycling of Materials
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Fibre Reinforced Composites Engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Internal Combustion Engine
  • International Busiess
  • International Business Environment
  • Introduction to Aerospace Technology
  • Introduction to Automotive Technology
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Making Metals Perform
  • Mathematics for Engineering Management
  • Mathematical Techniques in Partial Differential Equations for Engineers
  • Marketing Management
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Risk and Reliability
  • Robotics and Automation Technology
  • Stress Analysis Techniques
  • Technology and Organisation Development
  • Thermofluids

* From session 2019-20, modules in Years 3 and 4 (BEng andMEng) will be restructured into broad knowledge themesprovided in the list of typical modules above. Details will be confirmed in due course.


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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