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ACADEMICS PROGRAMME

Graduate
The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FME) at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia is a
comprehensive engineering faculty offering postgraduate programmes in all major fields of
mechanical engineering including robotics, engineering design, thermal engineering, fluid
mechanics, materials engineering, advanced manufacturing, aeronautical and automotive
engineering, and industrial engineering. FME provides a wide variety of excellent instruction,
research opportunities, resources, and facilities to its students. Currently, FME offers the
following postgraduate programmes:
Master of Engineering (Course)
Programme Description
The Master of Engineering (MEng) programme in Mechanical Engineering emphasizes
coursework and thesis work of the focus areas of the faculty. These course concentrations are
designed to meet the needs of the practical engineer seeking a M.Eng. Degree as well as the
students who intends to proceed to a Ph.D. program. Other course concentrations, as well as
courses from other areas and departments, may also be appropriate, depending on the
student’s need and interests.

Duration
For a full-time student (taking four courses per semester), the completion of a master’s
program typically requires three to four semesters. The maximum duration allowed for a full-
time students is 6 semesters or approximately 3 years. While the part-time students are given
the maximum time of 10 semesters. Currently, FME offers the following Master of
Engineering (MEng) programmes:
MEng in Advanced Manufacturing Technology
MEng in Marine Technology
MEng in Materials Engineering
MEng in Mechanical Engineering
MEng in Industrial Engineering

MEng-Mechanical Engineering
Programme Objective

The aim of this programme is to provide an opportunity for applied


scientists and engineers to pursue an in-depth study beyond the
undergraduate level in the broadly based mechanical engineering
discipline, which is essential to technological developments.

Duration
For a full-time student (taking four courses per semester), the
completion of a master’s program typically requires three to four
semesters. The maximum duration allowed for full-time students
is 6 semesters or approximately 3 years. While part-time students
are given a maximum of 10 semesters.

Admission Requirement
The normal requirement for admission to the M. Eng. programme
is a four-year bachelor’s degree recognized by the university in
either engineering or sciences with a minimum overall grade point
average of 2.7 or equivalent. Students applying for admission with
a grade point of less than 2.7 and with a relevant professional
experience may be considered.

Graduation Requirement
Students must obtain a minimum grade of B minus for each subject
and an overall average of B to graduate. Students are required to
complete a minimum of 32 credit hours of which 2 credits are
university compulsory subjects, 9 credits are the core
mechanical engineering subjects, 6 credits are the thesis and the
remaining 15 credits are free electives that would make up the
area of concentration or specialization.

Application
Information on procedures, regulations and application form can be obtained from the School
of Graduate Studies

Fees
Malaysian

Full- RM 1766.00 on registration and RM 1416.00 for subsequent semesters


time:
Part- RM 1366.00 on registration and RM 1016.00 for subsequent semesters (weekday-
time: programme)
RM 20,000.00 for a special four-semester weekend package (conducted at the
Kuala Lumpur Campus)
International
RM 3526.00 on registration and RM 3176.00 for subsequent semesters.
Note: Fees are subject to change.

Programme Structure
Courses*

Compulsory University Course


UIP 0010 Research Methodology

Unversity Electives
UHP 6012 Development & Global Issues
UHW 6022 Science Philosophy & Social Development
Compulsory Core Courses
MMJ 1213 Advanced Engineering Mathematics
MMJ 1113 Computational Method for Engineers
MMJ 1223 Instrumentation, Measurement & Control
Specialisation – choose 15 credits from the following fields
Independent Study/Special Topic Systems & Control
MMJ 2013 Independent Study/Special Topic I MMJ 1233 Acoustics
MMJ 2023 Independent Study/Special Topic II MMJ 1243 System Modelling and Simulation
Applied Mechanics MMJ 1253 Advanced Industrial Automation
MMJ 1133 Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics MMJ 1283 Vibration Control and
Instrumentation
MMJ 1153 Computational Methods in Solid MMJ 1293 Structural Dynamics
Mechanics
MMJ 1163 Advanced Engineering Materials MMJ 2213 Adaptive and Intelligent Control
System
MMJ 1183 Elasticity and Plasticity MMJ 2243 Robot System and Control
MMJ 2123 Plates, Shell and Pressure Vessels MMJ 2253 Advanced Control Engineering
MMJ 2143 Composite Structures MMJ 2283 Mechatronic System Design
MMJ 2153 Structural Reliability MMJ 2293 Vehicle Dynamics and Control
Engineering Design/CAD Thermofluids
MMJ 1543 CAD Application MMJ 1313 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
MMJ 1553 Optimisation in Engineering Design MMJ 1323 Compressible Flow
MMJ 2543 Graphics in CAD MMJ 1333 Computational Fluid Dynamics
(CFD)
MMJ 2553 Virtual Reality Programming for MMJ 1413 Advanced Engineering
Engineers Thermodynamics
MMJ 1423 Energy Management
Free Elective MMJ 1433 Advanced Heat Transfer
Students are allowed to take a graduate-level MMJ 1443 Advanced Combustion
subject (3 credits) from any engineering faculty MMJ 1453 Sustainable Energy Technology
as a free electiv MMJ 1463 Computational Heat Transfer
MMJ 2413 Thermo Fluid Measurement and
Diagnostic
MMJ 2443 Internal Combustion Engines

Seminar & Thesis


MMJ 1010 Graduate Seminar (compulsory non-credit)
MMJ 1912 Master of Engineering Project I
MMJ 2924 Master of Engineering Project II
Total Credits
* the last digit of the subject code indicates the number of credit, i.e. MMJ 2013 is 3 credits

Facilities and Laboratories


We provide excellent facilities for the undergraduate and postgraduate teachings. Most of
these facilities are developed
and designed for postgraduate-level research activities.
Institute of Noise and Vibration
Mechanics of Materials Laboratory
Material Science Laboratory
Thermodynamics Laboratory
Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
Computer-Aided Design/Engineering (CAD/CAE) Laboratory
Machine Shop and Foundry
Computer & IT Laboratory
Mechanics of Machines and Vibration Laboratory
Control and Industrial Automation Laboratory
Metrology Laboratory
Centre for Composites
Automotive Development Centre (ADC)

Course Descriptions
MMJ 1010 Graduate Seminar
Graduate Seminar is an academic talk, research seminar or colloquium conducted
or selected by the Graduate Study Committee that contributes to the advancement
of knowledge in the field of mechanical engineering or that contributes to
professional development of the students.
MMJ 2013 –2023 Independent Study/Special Topic I & II
Independent Study is a guided learning and supervision on the study a particular
subject of interest in the field of mechanical engineering that is listed as a
graduate subject by the faculty or by any other reputable institutions of higher
learning. Special Topic is a guided learning and supervision on the study a
particular topic of interest in the field of mechanical engineering that exposes
the students to the leading edge research, knowledge, and cutting edge
technologies. Open to master of engineering students. Investigation carried
out under the direction of a member of the graduate faculty. Permission of
instructor and approval of the Graduate Study Committee is required.
MMJ 1113 Computational Methods for Engineers
Basic linear algebra, parabolic partial differential equations (PDE), elliptic PDE,
hyperbolic systems, hyperbolic equations of the second order, application in
engineering.
MMJ 1213 Advanced Engineering Mathematics
Series, Boundary Value Problems (BVP) and Initial Value Problems (IVP) in ODEs,
Partial Differential Equations, Selected Topics in Calculus of Variations &
Applications, Selected Topics in Integral Equations and Applications.
MMJ 1223 Instrumentation, Measurement and Control
Measurement, Signal Conditioning, Transducers, Basic Control Theory,
Computer Aided Design and Simulation.

THERMOFLUIDS
MMJ 1313 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Introduction to potential flow, compressible flow, and viscous flow including
lubrication and boundary layers.Applications to be discussed will be selected
from topics in piping networks, turbomachinery, computational methods,
turbulence and measurement techniques.
MMJ 1323 Compressible Flow
Fundamental Concepts of Compressible Fluid Dynamics, Normal Shock Waves,
Oblique and Conical Shock Waves, Prandtl-Meyer Flows and Shock-Expansion
Procedure, Simple One-dimensional Flow Formulations, Simple Area Change
(Isentropic), Other Simple Flows, Non-simple and Generalized Flows,
The Method of Characteristics.
MMJ 1333 Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
The Governing Equations of Fluid Dynamics, Mathematical Behaviour of PDE’s:
Impact on CFD, Basic Aspects of Discretisation, Grids with Appropriate
Transformations, Some Simple CFD Techniques, Numerical Solutions of Quasi
1-D Nozzle Flows, Numerical Solutions of 2-D Supersonic Flow, Numerical
Solutions of Supersonic Flow over a Flat Plate: Numerical Solutions by Solving
the Complete Navier-Stokes Equations, Advanced Topics in CFD.
MMJ 1413 Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics
Basics of Thermal Sciences, performance improvement of thermal devices,
advanced first and second law of thermodynamics, exergy analysis, gas
mixtures and multiphase systems in combustion and air condition system,
statistical thermodynamics, Fundamental Equation and Partition Functions.
MMJ 1423 Energy Management
This course will examine a wide array of new energy technologies being
proposed to improve energy efficiency, promote the transition to renewable
resources and reduce or eliminate adverse environmental impacts. It will
review the energy cycle from exploration, extraction, conversion, distribution,
and the application and impact of new technologies to increase the amount
and delivery of traditional fuel supplies. Also, new technologies to produce
energy from wind, water, solar, geothermal and biomass will be analysed.
Research efforts in fuel cells, batteries, electric vehicles and engine efficiency
by various organizations and governments are also examined.
MMJ 1433 Advanced Heat Transfer
Advanced theories and classical, modern, and complimentary methods of
solving engineering heat transfer Problems, Multidimensional Conduction,
Convection, Heat Transfer with Phase Change, Fundamentals of Radiation
Heat Transfer, Solution Methods in Radiation Heat Transfer.
MMJ 1443 Advanced Combustion
Flame classification, thermodynamics of combustion processes, chemical kinetics,
conservation equations for reacting flows, turbulent reacting flows, ignition and
stability, pollutant formation, current topics.
MMJ 1453 Sustainable Energy Technology
Introduction to sustainable development, energy and climate change,
thermal energy systems, energy resources and renewable technologies,
impact and indicators.
MMJ 1463 Computational Heat Transfer
Mathematical background, finite difference method, finite element method,
computational conduction heat transfer, computational convection heat
transfer, computational radiation heat transfer.
MMJ 2413 Thermo Fluid Measurement and Diagnostic
Thermal and fluid measurement parameters and tools, optics and laser basics,
fluid flow measurement, thermal and combustion measurements, image capturing,
flow and image processing.
MMJ 2443 Internal Combustion Engines
Engine Design and Operating Parameters, Thermo chemistry of fuel-air mixtures,
Properties of Working Fluids, Ideal Models of Engine Cycles, Gas Exchange
Process, Sl Engine Fuel Metering and Manifold Phenomena, Combustion in
Spark-and Compression-Ignition Engines, Pollutant formation and Control.

APPLIED MECHANICS
MMJ 1133 Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics
Fatigue of Engineering Materials, Fretting, Mechanics of Sharply Cracked Bodies,
Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics (LEFM), Non-linear Fracture Mechanics (NFM),
Fatigue Crack Propagation, Fracture Mechanics of Composites.
MMJ 1153 Computational Methods in Solid Mechanics
Introduction to computational methods in engineering, basic concepts in
engineering analysis, formulation of finite element method, non-linear analysis
in solid and structural mechanics, computer procedures for finite element analysis.
MMJ 1163 Advanced Engineering Materials
Introduction to engineering materials, application of engineering materials,
materials for specific applications, metallography, techniques of failure analysis,
fatigue failure, creep failure, corrosion degradation, methods of material selection,
selection of materials for specific applications.
MMJ 1183 Elasticity
Stress vector concept, equilibrium, stress tensor concept, principal axes and
stresses, principal shearing strains, octahedral shear stress, stress deviator,
kinematics of deformable solid, small strain and linear strain, Hooke’s law and
elasticity tensor, isotropy, physical interpretation of elastic constants, formulation
of exact solution to some linear elasticity problems.
MMJ 2123 Plates, Shell and Pressure Vessels
Stress and deflection analysis of structural plates and membranes under
mechanical and thermal loads; variational and numerical methods; instability
and vibrations; membrane shell theory; cylindrical shells; pressure vessel and
piping design applications; ASME Pressure Vessel Code.
MMJ 2143 Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials
Classification of composite materials, material development for advanced
technology, lamina analysis, laminates analysis, failure analysis, sandwich
structures, impact mechanics of composite materials.
MMJ 2153 Structural Reliability
Introduction to reliability engineering, functions of random variables, statistical
models used in engineering analysis and design, reliability predictions and
modelling, structural loads and resistance, simulation techniques, structural
safety analysis, system reliability, bounds on system reliability, variance reduction
techniques, first and second order reliability methods.

SYSTEMS & CONTROL


MMJ 1233 Acoustics
Theory of acoustics, introduction to the propagation of acoustic disturbances,
one-dimensional acoustic wave motion, waves in three-dimension, sound in
enclosures, sound radiation, enclosed sound fields, sound in ducts.
MMJ 1243 System Modelling and Simulation
The essence of modelling and simulation of dynamical systems, computer
models versus physical models, types of mathematical models, verification
and validation and establishing credibility of models, modelling and simulation
design tools, modelling and simulation stages, modelling and simulation
software, practical applications and case studies.
MMJ 1253 Advanced Industrial Automation
Automation components, industrial pneumatics, industrial hydraulics, industrial
sequences control system and application, programmable logic controller and
microprocessor-based control, Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM),
class projects.
MMJ 1283 Vibration Control and Instrumentation
The course addresses the physical principles and related adaptive signal
processing techniques to achieve the control of sound fields and structural
vibrations. Topics covered include: propagation in ducts, minimization of
radiation using source coupling, sound field control in enclosures, vibration
control of lumped element and distributed parameters structures, structural
control to minimize acoustic radiation, feedback and feedforward control theory,
stability analysis, LMS based algorithms, hardware for control implementation.
MMJ 1293 Structural Dynamics
Vibration of Plates, Longitudinal, shear and flexural wave equations, Natural
modes and frequencies of finite beams, bars, and torsion members, Effects of
different boundary conditions, Mechanical Impedance and Mobility, Impedance
and mobility of systems, Mobility approach to structural analysis and vibration
Isolation, Approximation Methods of Calculating Modes and Natural Frequencies.
MMJ 2213 Adaptive and Intelligent Control System
Theory and analysis of control system using modern control techniques,
intelligent methods for dynamic system design., Control System Design,
State Space Model, Linear Observer, Neural Network Models, Fuzzy System,
Genetic Algorithm.
MMJ 2243 Robot System and Control
Introduction to robot system, Kinematics, Statics and Dynamics of Robot,
Robot Control, Practical Applications & Case Studies.
MMJ 2253 Advanced Control Engineering
Topics of current interest in control system theory for advanced graduate
students with adequate preparation in linear and nonlinear system theory.
MMJ 2283 Mechatronic System Design
Introduction to mechatronics and applications, mechatronic design and method,
mechatronic design process, artificial intelligence (AI) and adaptive elements in
mechatronic system, practical applications and case studies.
MMJ 2293 Vehicle Dynamics and Control
Longitudinal vehicle control, engine dynamics, lateral vehicle control, automotive
suspensions, tire models.
Engineering Design & Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

MMJ 1543 Computer-Aided Design and Applications


Overview of graphics technology and hardware, the mathematics behind
Computer-Aided Design (CAD), viewing operations, visual realism, curves,
surfaces, solid modelling, engineering applications, emerging technology
and advanced application of CAD.
MMJ 1553 Optimisation in Engineering Design
Introduction to optimisation theory, formulation of optimisation problems,
iterative optimisation approach, existence and uniqueness of an optimum
solution, function of a single variable, unconstrained functions of several
variables, sequentially unconstrained minimization techniques, constrained
function minimization, special topics.
MMJ 2543 Graphics in CAD
Graphics systems and models, introduction to graphics programming,
input and interaction, geometric objects and transformations, viewing,
shading, graphics implementation —modelling, geometric processing,
rasterisation, display, working with models, curves and surfaces.
MMJ 2553 Virtual Reality Programming for Engineers
Fundamental concept of Virtual Reality (VR), enabling technologies of VR,
applications, human factors and human perception, computer graphics and
geometric modelling principles of VR, modelling of virtual environments,
existing tools, special topics.

Master of Engineering (Research)


Programme Description
The Master of Engineering degree by research fully emphasizes on
research work in focus areas of the faculty. The Master of Engineering
by research is supervised by a lecturer (or a panel of lecturers) from
the Graduate Faculty. The academic progress of a candidate is
assessed through a research progress report submitted at the end
of each semester. The degree is awarded based on an examination
(viva voce) of the thesis submitted by the candidate on completion
of study.

Field of Study
Aeronautical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Industrial
Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering, and Marine Technology.

Duration
For full-time programme, a student must complete the graduation
requirement in 6 semesters or approximately 3 years. While the
part-time students are given a maximum time of 10 semesters.

Full Time Semester Year


Minimum 2 1
Maximum 6 3

Part Time Semester Year


Minimum 4 2
Maximum 10 5

Admission Requirement
The normal requirement for admission to the M. Eng. programme is
a four-year bachelor’s degree recognized by the university in either
engineering or sciences with a minimum overall grade point average
of 3.0 or equivalent. Students applying for admission with a grade
point of less than 3.0 and with a relevant professional experience
may be considered.
Undergraduate

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FME) offers 8 accredited BEng programmes and 1
BSc programme. All the undergraduate BEng programmes are Mechanical Engineering-based.
Students spend the first two years taking the basic mechanical engineering courses and spend
the last two years doing their specialization courses.

• Mechanical
• Mechanical-Materials
• Mechanical-Industrial
• Mechanical-Manufacturing
• Mechanical-Aeronautics
• Mechanical-Automotive
• Mechanical-Marine Technology
• Industrial Design

Industrial
Degree awarded: Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical-Industrial)
Technology and all other resources need to be handled in an integrated and efficient manner
either to produce a product or a service. Industrial Engineering concentrates on assembly
activities and those of improving the performance of an integrated system involving man,
material and machine. This activity requires specific knowledge and expertise in physical,
engineering and social sciences together with principles and methods of engineering analysis
and design to specify, predict and evaluate results that can be obtained from a system.
Technology and all other resources need to be handled in an integrated and efficient manner
either to produce a product or a service. Industrial Engineering concentrates on assembly
activities and those of improving the performance of an integrated system involving man,
material and machine. This activity requires specific knowledge and expertise in physical,
engineering and social sciences together with principles and methods of engineering analysis
and design to specify, predict and evaluate results that can be obtained from a system.
A Industrial Engineer focuses on work design, planning, management and control in the
industry. An Industrial Engineer possesses a background in mathematics and engineering
principles. These are complemented to cover knowledge in human factors with psychology,
sociology, physiology and others. In order to complete the education in industrial
engineering, the above aspects are further complemented with understanding of the
organisational operations of industries, cost, quality and productivity, which constitute the
basis of any industrial activity. Industrial engineering is wider than the conventional
engineering and is interdisciplinary in nature and can be applied in many places and
situations where cost, quality and productivity are important. Hence, an industrial engineering
graduate can be employed in both the industrial sector (small, medium and large) and the
service sector (government, education, financial, etc.)

Field Of Study - Industrial Engineering


Industrial Engineering covers studies in the design, installation, control and performance
improvement of an integrated system which includes man, material and machine. The field of
study includes :-
a) Operations Study
Operations Study is divided into deterministic and stochastic categories. This field involves
modelling of problems using tools such as simplex, tasking and transportation. This subject
also covers operational problems which essentially involve probability such as queuing line
and simulation models. All these methods aim to arrive at an optimum solution for an
organisation.
b) Ergonomics and Safety
Ergonomics is concerned with the study of man and workplace relationship, including tools
and the environment. All these must be designed to satisfy and ease man. Closely related is
industrial safety where attention is given to the aspects of the safety of workers, work tools,
machines and workers’ health.
c) Quality Engineering
Quality Engineering is a field that is involved in controlling and improving product and
service quality. Statistical methods including Statistical Process Control (SPC) are used to
control quality. In addition, Failure Mode Engineering Analysis (FMEA), Quality Function
Deployment (QFD) and Design of Experiments (DOE) techniques are also introduced.
d) Production Planning and Control
Production needs to be controlled using a production planning and control system. Students
will be exposed to forecasting, inventory control, scheduling and facility planning activities.
e) Work Study and Facility Planning
Work study involves work method improvement that is best for the worker. A good work
system will improve productivity. Facility planning on the other hand is the design of facility
layout and determination of location. Systematic Layout Planning (SLP) technique is used to
design a good layout design.

Programme Objectives
Graduates are able to apply their knowledge and skill to design, analyse and evaluate
mechanical and industrial engineering systems.
Graduates are able to identify and solve engineering problems systematically, critically,
creatively and analytically.
Graduates are competent, possess leadership qualities and able to act professionally in the
field of mechanical and industrial engineering.
Graduates are able to communicate effectively and address issues related to social, cultural
and environment.
Graduates are able to undertake lifelong learning and adapt to the changing environment.

Programme Learning Outcomes


Each graduate will demonstrate the following abilities upon graduation ;
Ability to acquire knowledge and understanding of science and engineering principles
relevant to mechanical engineering and industrial engineering.
Ability to apply knowledge, techniques and tools in solving problems relevant to mechanical
and industrial engineering.
Ability to design and critically evaluate components, processes or systems related to
mechanical and industrial engineering.
Ability to creatively acquire and utilise the current knowledge and technology in industrial
engineering.
Ability to manage engineering projects. 6. Ability to prepare, submit and present quality
technical report within a given time frame.
Ability to communicate effectively as an engineer.
Ability to work as a team.
Ability to adapt to technical changes taking into consideration cultural, political and
environmental issues.
Ability to continue in lifelong learning.
Ability to practice professional ethics and execute work with sentivity towards workers safety
and health, the environment, and those with special needs.