Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)
MoHE approval code: JPT/BPP(R2/521/6/0119) 10/27
|Location||Perth or Malaysia|
|Intake||February or July|
Mechanical Engineering addresses the analysis and development of technological systems involving motions, and permits humanity to harness the energy and forces that exist in nature, providing for the needs of society.
These systems may comprise mechanisms or machines made up of moving components or involve fluid flow within or around solid structures to impart forces or energy interactions. These could range from micro-mechanical devices through to massive power generating turbines.
The work of a mechanical engineer could include the design and specification of components or entire systems, design and planning of manufacturing processes, plant operation and maintenance, consulting, research and development, and management.
These tasks are common to a wide range of industries such as power generation, air material processing, transport, water supply and their support industries.
The major has a common first year with all other engineering disciplines which builds a range of basic science skills and knowledge, with particular emphasis on physics, chemistry and mathematics.
Why Mechanical Engineering?
- The course is highly directed towards developing fundamental knowledge and a generic skills-base necessary for a wide range of career opportunities in the engineering industry, management, and research and development.
- The course has a well-maintained balance between theoretical skills and practical experience with up-to-date facilities for demonstrating concepts and their applications.
- Instruction is by highly qualified, enthusiastic and caring teaching staff with both international academic experience and industry exposure.
- Faculty’s strong collaboration with industry players presents opportunities for exposure to industry practice.
Minimum English language entry requirements
Language Testing System
(no individual band
|Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL)
|79 (band minimum W-21,
L-13, R-13, S-18)
|SPM 1119 English||C|
|GCE ‘A’ Level||E|
|GCE ‘O’ Level||C|
|GCE-A Level/ STPM/ (best of 3 subjects)||8|
|UEC (best of 5 selected subjects)||28|
|ATAR (WACE/ SACE/ HSC/ VCE/ AUSMAT/ SAM/ MUFY)||80|
Cut-off scores key:
GCE : General Certificate of Education
STPM : Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia
IB : International Baccalaureate
ATAR : Australian Tertiary Admission Rank – applicable to all Australian matriculation
HKDSE : Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
India : Includes All India Senior School Certificate awarded by The Central Board of Secondary School Education (CBSE), Indian School Certificate (ISC) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Higher School Certificate (HSC) awarded by one of the State Secondary School Boards. Certificates awarded by the CBSE and the CISCE are generally considered to represent a higher level of achievement than state certificates.
Sri Lanka : GCE ‘A’ level issued by the Department of Examinations
Score Conversion for Advanced level/GCE/GCSE:
Grades awarded from 2010 onwards: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
Grades awarded up to 2009: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
AS Levels equal half of that of an Advanced Level, e.g. 3 points for an A*, 2.5 points for an A (prior to 2010)
Subject Grades Conversion for STPM : A=5, A- =4, B+ =4, B=3, B- =2, C+ = 2, C=1
The following UEC subjects are included in the aggregate of best five subject:
• Mathematics • Advance Mathematics I • Advance Mathematics II • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • Business Studies • Bookkeeping and Accounts • Accounting
• Economics • History • Geography • Computing and Information Technology
Note: scores for individual prerequisites may be taken into consideration for assessment purposes.
Mathematics (including calculus) and physics or chemistry.
• Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
• Public Services Department (JPA)
• Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)*
• Engineers Australia (EA)*
*The Board of Engineers Malaysia and Engineers Australia are the authorised signatory of the Washington Accord for Malaysia and Australia.
Diploma applications will be treated on case to case basis.
The wide breadth of knowledge and skills possessed by mechanical engineers means they are highly sought after across a wide range of engineering enterprises – from small companies to consultancies and large multi-national companies. Skills can be applied in a variety of roles including design, maintenance, industrial operation and project management.
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
Linear Algebra and Statistics for Engineers
Engineering Foundations: Principles, Design & Communications
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
Resources, Processes and Materials Engineering
Calculus for Engineers
Fundamentals of Programming
Optional Units: Sustainability and Renewable Energy (recommended for ME) OR Engineering: Connecting Past, Present and Future
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
Fundamentals of Strength of Materials
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
Engineering Sustainable Development
Fundamentals of Mechanical Design
Fundamentals of Thermodynamics
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1
Fundamentals of Mechanical Vibration
Competitive Manufacturing Processes
Advanced Strength of Materials
Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2
Linear Systems and Control
Applied Fluid Mechanics
YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1
Mechanical Engineering Research Project 1
Integrated Mechanical Design (Capstone Unit)
YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2
Mechanical Engineering Research Project 2
Professional Engineering Practice
Law for Engineers
Final Year Optional Units (Select any 4 out of 8 options)
Engineering Design Methodology
Industrial Fluid Mechanics
Finite Element Analysis
Engineering Noise Control
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.