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Course overview

Courses in mechanical engineering are made up of lectures, laboratory classes, workshops and design classes, covering the core engineering science and design skills needed to give students a solid foundation. In the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, students will gain a sound theoretical grounding along with hands-on experience in our labs and workshops. In addition, they will conduct investigations and turn designs into reality through extensive hands-on learning using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) and design projects.

Why choose this course?

Our Mechanical Engineering programme was the first established amongst foreign universities in Malaysia. Our teaching facilities are well established and we provide diversified teaching expertise throughout the course. Students on this course are able to access our well-equipped workshop facilities allowing individual yet extensive hands-on practice and the mastering of workshop skills (machining etc). Our programme is proudly awarded with a 6-year accreditation status presented by the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) Malaysia. This is the longest of any university in Malaysia.

Modules

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

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

Core Modules

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

Typical optional modules

  • 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 and MEng) will be restructured into broad knowledge themes provided in the list of typical modules above. Details will be confirmed in due course.

Core Modules

  • Advance Technology Review
  • Individual Project
  • Integrated Systems Analysis

Typical optional modules

  • 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 and MEng) will be restructured into broad knowledge themes provided in the list of typical modules above. Details will be confirmed in due course.

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

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 specific subjects in 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 specific subjects in mathematics and physics.
Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

79% average based on 6 subjects, including Advanced 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.
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 3.30 out of 4.0 and above, including good grades in relevant subjects. 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 3.30 out of 4.0 and above, including good grades in relevant subjects. Previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme.
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.

IELTS (Academic):

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 & Literature:

grade C

GCE AS Level English Language & Literature:

grade C

PTE (Academic):

65 (with no less than 59 in each element)

SPM:

grade B+
1119 (GCE O): grade C

GCSE O Level:

grade C

IGCSE (first language):

grade C

IGCSE (second language):

grade B

UEC:

grade B3

MUET:

Band 4

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.

Learning and assessment

How you will learn

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
  • Practical classes
  • Field trips
  • Supervision
  • Lab sessions
  • Computer labs

How you will be assessed

  • Coursework
  • Group coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Examinations
  • Practical write-ups
  • Presentation
  • Research project
  • Essay
  • Poster presentation
  • Reflective review

Applying

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How to apply

Fees

ResidencyFees
Malaysian studentsRM50,400 per year
International students RM57,000 per year

Where you will learn

Malaysia Campus

Semenyih Campus is 48km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and just 45 minutes’ drive from the famous city centre with its iconic Petronas Twin Towers. On arrival, you are immersed in the green jungle backdrop that Malaysia provides with wildlife, sunshine and campus lake.

The campus is home to our business, education, science and engineering schools, which sit alongside a sports centre, library and student accommodation. The University has everything a modern day student could wish for with the added bonus of being located in central Asia allowing you to travel further afield in your free time.

Public transport is plentiful with free shuttle services operating on some routes. Taxi/Grab services in Malaysia are very reasonable and used widely by the student community.

Careers

The course covered a diversified area of Mechanical Engineering, and therefore the profession of Mechanical Engineering is deemed to be one of the most stable profession. Our graduates are employed in various industrial sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Manufacturing, Power Generation, Bioengineering, Electrical and Electronic Systems, Renewable Energy, Nanotechnology, Oil and gas Industries and Environmental Protection. Some graduates have progressed to postgraduate levels and/or obtained PhD degree both locally and overseas with some alumni currently employed as postdoctoral researchers and academics at universities worldwide. Many of our graduates move into managerial positions and/or achieve Professional/Chartered Engineer status during their working career. Our Engineering courses give students the opportunity to study abroad for 12 months, either at our UK or China campus or at a University within the Universitas 21 group.  

The department offers career advice through personal tutorial programmes and industrial training programmes. In addition, there are various opportunities and activities for students to engage with our alumni, industrial partners, guest lecturers, industrial visits and career events organised by the department. Thealso works hand-in-hand with the Career Advisory Service (CAS) department, which is based at the University. The CAS department provides students with essential resources and guidance for career choices offering many opportunities to develop the skills needed to plan and manage your future. The CAS will work with you to improve and maximise your employability skills. As well as providing essential resources and guidance, they will also assist you with job/course applications, facilitate searches for appropriate work experience placements and connect you to a wide range of prospective employers or training opportunities.

Our graduates will leave the University of Nottingham Malaysia ‘career-ready’ for employment in various industrial sectors such as Aerospace, Automotive, Manufacturing, Power Generation, Bioengineering, Electrical and Electronic Systems, Renewable Energy, Nanotechnology, Oil and Gas Industries and Environmental Protection.  Engineering and technology sectors are said worldwide to be in a ‘skills crisis’ meaning this is a perfect time to be entering this professional environment.  Companies are constantly on the lookout for qualified mechanical engineers who are in high demand to meet the challenges of our ever-evolving engineering world. Job titles often include Mechanical Engineer, Product Design Engineer, Aerospace Engineer and Application Engineer. 

This content was last updated on 29 July 2022. Every effort has been made to ensure that this information is accurate, but changes are likely to occur between the date of publishing and course start date. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply.