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Faculty of Engineering & Technology (FET)

(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.


  • Entry Requirements
      1. Pass SPM/O-Level or its equivalent, with a minimum of Grade C in at least three (3) subjects inclusive of Mathematics and one Science/Technical/Vocational subject and a Pass in English; OR
      2. Pass UEC with a minimum of Grade B in at least three (3) subjects inclusive of Mathematics and one Science/Technical/Vocational subject and a Pass in English; OR
      3. Pass STPM or its equivalent, with a Pass in Mathematics, English AND one relevant Science/Technical/Vocational subject at the SPM Level or its equivalent; OR
      4. Recognised Certificate in Engineering/Engineering Technology or its equivalent; *
    • Note
    • *One (1) year of relevant experience or a minimum of one (1) trimester of bridging programme is required for recognised related Vocational and Technical / Skills Certificate or its equivalent.
  • Programme Structure
    • Core
      • Trimester 1
        • Basic Electrical Technology
          Computer Applications
          Engineering Workshop Technology
          Physics for Engineering
      • Trimester 2
        • Algebra & Trigonometry
          Chemistry for Engineering
          Engineering Drawing
      • Trimester 3
        • Calculus
          Engineering Mechanics I: Statics
      • Trimester 4
        • Engineering Mathematics
          Program Design
          Materials Science
          Computer-Aided Drafting
          Strength of Materials
      • Trimester 5
        • Fluid Mechanics
          Engineering Design
          Engineering Mechanics II: Dynamics
      • Trimester 6
        • Final Year Project (Part 1)
          Project Management
      • Trimester 7
        • Industrial Training
      • Trimester 8
        • Final Year Project (Part 2)
          Measurement and Instrumentation
          Engineering in Society
          Introduction to Industrial Revolution 4.0
    • Elective Modules (Choose 1 Subject)
      • Introduction To CAD/CAM
        Introduction To Quality Management
        Introduction To Operations Management
    • University Subjects & Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU)
      • Communication Skills:
        • English and Business Communications in the Digital Age
      • Character Building Program:
        • Character Building Courses
        • Environmental Society
      • MPU courses:
        U1 – Falsafah dan Isu Semasa / MPU2133 Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
        U2/U3 – Bahasa Kebangsaan A / Any other courses in the U2 or U3 category
        U4 – Co-Curriculum
  • Career Prospects
    • Mechanical Technician, Manufacturing/Process Engineering Assistant, Equipment Supervisor, Oil & Gas Supervisor, HVAC Supervisor, Energy Engineering Assistant, Automotive Technician, Machine Design Supervisor, Project Engineering Assistant, R&D Technician etc.