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Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
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Approval Code R/521/6/0054; 05/2018
Accreditation Code A 8666
Classification BEng (Hons)
Subject Area Mechanical Engineering
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 4 Years
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes January, May and September
Mechanical Engineering is concerned with the designing, manufacturing and analysis of various types of machines and mechanical systems. Individuals who are keen to enhance their problem-solving skills and possess a strong interest in mathematics and physics have the potential to be nurtured as professional Mechanical Engineers who strive to improve the quality of life for the community and are armed with strong social awareness.
 
At UCSI University, the programme is designed to groom future Mechanical Engineers who are team players, are innovative in solving complex problems and possess excellent communication skills. The course starts with a basic foundation in mathematics and physics, and towards the end of the programme, strong emphasis is placed on developing the students’ abilities in designing mechanical components and systems, as well as solving complex engineering problems by applying various techniques and computational methods. The programme offers sufficient depth and breadth of study through a variety of courses such as thermodynamics, heat transfer, air-conditioning systems, power plant technology and internal combustion engines, among others. Apart from that, students are exposed to the latest advances in engineering technologies from time to time, in order to inculcate lifelong learning habits.

To foster competitiveness among graduates, students are required to undergo industrial training under UCSI University’s Co-operative Training Placement Scheme at the end of their 2nd and 3rd academic years. This allows students to be exposed to and prepare themselves for a real-life working environment. Students are required to undertake a research and development project in their final year of study.

Accreditation

All of UCSI University’s engineering degree programmes comply with the latest requirements for accreditation by the Malaysian Engineering Accreditation Council, which fulfils the international requirements drafted in the Washington Accord.

Professional Recognition


Board of Engineers Malaysia

Assessments

The quality of teaching in the Mechanical engineering degree programme is considered to be of the highest level and helps UCSI University achieve its primary aims of developing its students’ ability to think; building confidence in problem-solving, and helping students apply their newly-acquired knowledge to practical situations.

The UCSI University School of Engineering employs a range of teaching methods:
  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory experiments
  • Design and research projects
  • Specialist seminars / Site visits
  • Co-Operative placement / Industrial experience
Courses are assessed through examination or coursework, presentations and project work, or a combination of these.
Qualifications Academic Requirements
STPM Minimum 2C including Mathematics and Physics
‘A’ Levels Minimum 2D including Mathematics and Physics
UEC Minimum 5 credits, including Mathematics and Physics
CPU CPU – Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects, inclusive of a minimum score of 60% in Mathematics and Physics
Local Matriculation Minimum CGPA 2.0
Foundation from other University/ College Minimum CGPA 2.0
WAEC/NECO Maximum aggregate of 15 points out of best 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum B’s in Mathematics and Physics
Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent Pass
  • Subject to School discretion after reviewing transcript & syllabus. Max credit transfer of 30% of the programme total credits
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 65%, inclusive of minimum 65% in Mathematics and Physics
International Baccalaureate Minimum 26/42 points from 6 subjects (inclusive Mathematics & Physics/Chemistry)
SAM SAM – Minimum average of 65% in 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum scores of 65% in Mathematics and Physics
*Chemistry is required for Chemical Engineering; Physics is required for all other programmes.

English Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
* International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the Certificate in English programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.
Note / Legend Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
Today’s Mechanical Engineers are involved with all forms of energy utilisation and conversion, machines, manufacturing materials and processes, as well as engines. The energy crisis has brought to focus a need for new sources of energy. Thus, Mechanical Engineers actively research solar, geothermal and wind energy sources, along with other relevant related research activities to increase efforts in producing electricity from fossil fuels, and hydroelectric and nuclear sources. Mechanical Engineers are also involved in designing and developing machines and mechanisms used in all forms of manufacturing and transportation.

Graduates of this Mechanical Engineering course will find career opportunities in the fields of energy technology, combustion, acoustics, noise and vibration control, manufacturing processes, metallurgical processes, machine design, automated machinery and robotics, quality management, plant layouts, and process simulation, among others.
Year 1
  • Calculus & Analytical Geometry II
  • Engineering Graphics & Design
  • Engineering Statics
  • Circuit Theory I
  • Mathematical Methods For Engineers I
  • Material Science
  • Engineering Dynamics
  • Technical Communication
  • Fluid Mechanics
Year 2
  • Mathematical Methods For Engineers II
  • Mechanics Of Machines
  • Stress Analysis & Design
  • Thermodynamics I
  • Computing For Engineers
  • Introduction To Microprocessor
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Mechanical Drawing & Assembly Techniques
  • Electrical Power & Machines
  • Co-Operative Placement 2
Year 3
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Engineering Experimentation And Measurement
  • Engineers In Society
  • Introduction To Production & Manufacturing
  • Elements Of Heat Transfer
  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Thermodynamics II
  • System Dynamics
  • Mechanical Vibrations
  • Co-Operative Placement 4
Year 4
  • Control Systems II
  • Engineering Management & Economics
  • Environmental Engineering and Abatement Processes
  • Design Project
  • Final Year Project A
  • Final Year Project B
Elective Subject
(Select any four)
  • Programmable Logic Control
  • Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning
  • Power Plants
  • Acoustics And Noise Control
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Mechanical Design With Finite Element Methods
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1   –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation

        –   For Foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
U2   –   University Life

U3   –   Malaysian Experiential Tourism/ Malaysian Ethnic Food

U4   –   Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1 to 3

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