MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering

The course

Programme code
KPT/JPS (N/521/7/0182) (MQA/PA14181) 01/26
Delivery type
1 year/2 years
Intake date

This programme makes use of masters-level courses in Energy Sciences and Manufacture and Design, complemented with specialist courses from relevant MSc courses offered by the Institute.


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This programme aims to develop the knowledge and skills of a bachelor's-level graduate mechanical engineering degree to master's level through advanced teaching, design work and research. It provides an opportunity for candidates from a different engineering background to develop key mechanical engineering knowledge and skills required for their professional development. A key objective of the programme is to be an accredited route to becoming a chartered engineer.

This programme makes use of master's-level courses in the Energy Sciences and Manufacture and Design field, complemented with specialist courses from relevant MSc courses offered by the Institute. There is a growing need for an advanced mechanical engineering programme from our industry partners and this programme has been specifically developed to meet this need and to encourage students into further learning.

This programme also provides graduates with additional advanced level of knowledge and skills to be eligible to become a chartered or professional engineer, or a professional engineer registered with BEM.


In accordance with our normal practice, our professionally orientated programmes are designed to meet the educational requirements for membership of relevant professional institutions. In addition to accreditation within Malaysia, we seek accreditation by the relevant UK or international professional bodies in accordance with their standard procedures.


Our MSc Advanced mechanical engineering is accredited by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Course content

First Semester

Compulsory Courses

  • Professional and Industrial Studies
  • Specialist Engineering Technologies 1

Elective Courses (Choose 2)

  • Engineering Design
  • Fluids 1
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials 1
  • Dynamics 1
  • Thermodynamics 1
  • Oil and Gas Field Appraisal

Second Semester

Compulsory Courses

  • Critical Analysis and Research Preparation
  • Failure Accident Analysis
  • Specialist Engineering Technologies 2

Electives (Choose 1)

  • Engineering Manufacture
  • Fluids 2
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials 2
  • Dynamics 2 
  • Thermodynamics 2
  • Oil and Gas Field Development

Third Semester

  • Masters Dissertation


Mechanical Engineering is identified as one of the critical technical occupations in the next 5-years (TalentCorp). Recent data also ranked Masters level of Mechanical Engineering to be the top-three amongst all engineering disciplines.

The programme aims to equip graduates with the latest and specialist technical knowledge in mechanical engineering knowledge through the advanced level courses offered. The courses are taught by collaborative teams across the three international campuses made entirely of PhD holders or registered professional engineers. This would provide graduates relevant and up-to-date industry global insights in the rapidly changing technology landscape.

Graduates will gain project management and research skills from the dissertation work invaluable for employment at a higher level career prospect. This is an individual project supervised by a research-active member of staff on a current research theme, often together with industrial advisory and project engagement, with the aim of leading to the production of a journal article. Students are required to complete the Critical Analysis and Research Preparation course in attendance with other MSc engineering candidates giving a broader view of an interdisciplinary approach of a more diversification seen in real industry applications.

Entry requirements

A relevant first or second class Honours degree in a physical science or engineering discipline, or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 is required.

If you do not have IELTS 6.0, we offer a Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSEP) prior to commencing your studies.


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