Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

(N/521/4/0184) 03/25 (MQA/PA13460)

This newly introduced programme is designed to meet the expectations and needs of the industry. One of the main reasons for this new course to be offered was the favourable market survey responses from industries on the employability of diploma graduates from the mechanical engineering field. Mechanical engineering is one of the top in-demand disciplines of engineering due to the graduates being versatile and knowledgeable in many different fields.

The diploma programme is designed to provide students not only with the necessary academic and technical understanding of the related mechanical engineering-related fields but also challenge the students to experience invaluable practical training in the industry. Students are given the opportunity to obtain valuable hands-on experience through lab experiments, group projects and in their final year projects.

Upon completion of this Diploma in Mechanical Engineering programme, students can opt to pursue further studies in the Mechanical Engineering degree programme offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) or to join the workforce in the industry as a qualified diploma graduate.

The programme is also recognized by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Council (ETAC) under the Board of Engineers Malaysia. Graduates of this programme will qualify to apply for Inspector of Works (IoW) from BEM.



 1. Technically competent graduates with the capability of enhancing career prospect or committed to continuing professional development

2. Graduates who are employed in engineering or related profession, or are enrolled in (or have graduated from) engineering school

  1. Knowledge: Apply knowledge of applied mathematics, applied science, mechanical engineering fundamentals and engineering specialisation to wide practical procedures and practices
  2. Problem Analysis: Identify and analyse well-defined engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using codified methods of analysis
  3. Design/development of Solutions: Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the design of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal and environmental considerations
  4. Investigation: Conduct investigations of well-defined problems; locate and search relevant codes and catalogues, conduct standard tests and measurements
  5. Modern Tool Usage: Apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern engineering and IT tools to well-defined engineering problems, with an awareness of the limitations
  6. The Engineer and Society: Demonstrate knowledge of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to engineering technician practice and solutions to well-defined engineering problems
  1. Environment and Sustainability: Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of engineering technician work in the solution of well-defined engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts
  2. Ethics: Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of technician practice
  3. Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member in diverse technical teams
  4. Communications: Communicate effectively on well-defined engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, by being able to comprehend the work of others, document their own work, and give and receive clear instructions
  5. Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member or leader in a technical team and to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments
  6. Life Long Learning: Recognise the need for, and have the ability to engage in independent updating in the context of specialised technical knowledge


Mr. Jee Kian Siong

Programme Coordinator

Mr. Ganesh Kumar Krishnan

Assistant Programme Coordinator

Ts. Dr. Md Jakir Hossen

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Chin Chee Wen

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Min Thu Soe


Dr. Norhidayah Mohamad


Dr. Palanisamy Chockalingam


Dr. Yap Yee Ling


Mr. Kang Chi Keng



Ir. Goh Su Kin

Senior Mill Engineer, Lenga Palmoil Industries Sdn Bhd

Dr. Chin Wai Meng

Head of Division (Development Support), Daikin Research & Development Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Mr. Syahril bin M. Azmi

Chief Operating Officer& Director, Honda Assembly (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdullah Aziz bin Saad

Assoc. Prof. and Deputy Dean, School of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia