Engineering. Developing. Solving.
Materials Engineers investigate how different materials can be applied in society whilst manufacturing engineers turn raw materials and basic components into useful products. This programme offers education and research for the development and application of new materials. The main aim is to provide graduates with an in-depth knowledge to understand the characteristics of various materials and adopt innovative manufacturing processes to produce local products that have a competitive edge in the international market. This programme contributes to the scientific knowledge by linking most subject matter such as modern chemistry, physical mass, manufacturing technology mathematical analysis. The programme structure and syllabi are designed to equip graduates with the essential technical knowledge and skills required by various industries.
Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering was founded in 2005 with an initial student number of 30. Since then, the department has grown to become one of the largest academic units within the Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science. The department comprises of 30 academic staffs with 26 staffs (or 87%) with PhD qualification, including 16 staffs with Professional Engineer (PEng) / Chartered Engineer (CEng) qualification.
We currently offer two undergraduate programmes. Both the programmes have been accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) through the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC). Our technical, design and project based curriculum will provide budding engineers with the expertise to solve real-life and complex engineering problems, and prepare them for the global engineering challenges of the 21st Century.
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Graduates may seek employment in a wide range of industries such as process engineering and quality control in most manufacturing industries; materials Research & Development in multinational companies and research institutes in field of semiconductor fabrications, nanotechnology and nano-materials, special metals and composites, advanced ceramics, sustainable energy and fuel cells, etc.
Students are introduced to the current design software including Solidworks, Mastercam, AutoDesk and ANSYS, and the best practices of the industry at the early stage and apply in the form of assignments and integrated design projects
UTAR has associated with many big players in the industry through internship programme and job placement. Some of the prominent companies are Top Glover, Royal Selangor, Panasonic, Western Digital and etc
UTAR has collaborated with National University Singapore in a research project on dye-sensitised solar cell. Final year project students have the opportunity to visit their labs and learn from the expertise regarding the latest technologies and developments of the project
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Students undertake educational visits to various places, including factories, plants, and more, to gain insights
Students have the opportunity to participate in activities organized by ASHRAE, IMechE and IMM student chapters providing students networking opportunities among peers and experts