Bachelor of Materials Engineering with Honours

(Formerly known as Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Materials and Manufacturing Engineering)

Engineering. Developing. Solving.

Materials engineers investigate how different materials can be most usefully applied in society. This programme offers education and research for the development and application of new materials. It aims to provide graduates with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of various materials that are vital for Malaysian industry to adopt innovative processes to give local products a competitive edge in the world market. It applies principles of the sciences and engineering to understand the characteristics of materials processes.

Thus, this course contributes to the scientific knowledge and bridges the gap between modern chemistry, physics, and mathematical analysis. The course structures and syllabuses are designed for graduates to be equipped with the essential technical knowledge and skills required by many companies and industries. Latest developments in this discipline include nanotechnology, semiconductors and electronic devices, biomaterials, materials for sustainable energy, photonic materials and devices, polymers, processing, quantum materials and structures, and sustainable materials.

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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Career Prospects

  • Material Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • QC Engineer
  • Project Engineer/Manager
  • Process Engineer
  • R&D Engineer
  • Failure Analyst Engineer
  • Sales Engineer


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

Our Success Stories

Staffs won awards at CENVIRON 2022. Read more.
Staffs won Gold Medals and Special Awards at ITEX 2022. Read more.
Associate Professor Ir Ts Dr Bernard Saw Lip Huat listed in World Ranking of TOP 2% Scientists by Stanford University for 2020. Read more.

Associate Professor Ts Dr Bernard Saw Lip Huat listed in World Ranking of TOP 2% Scientists by Stanford University for 2019. Read more.
Materials And Manufacturing Engineering student Tay Yu Jun won an award at the IEEE Electronics Packaging Society (EPS) Malaysia Chapter. Read more
Materials And Manufacturing Engineering student Liew Son Qian won at the 5th Tan Sri Haji Yusoff Ibrahim Final Year Project (FYP) Competition – 2021. Read more.
Materials And Manufacturing Engineering student Tain Yuan Phin won the “Best Engineering Student Awards (BESA) 2020”. Read more.

Lecturers won Gold Medal in ITEX’ 20 on topic “Ecological Floating Treatment Wetlands”. Read more

Lecturers won gold medal at the 30th International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2019. Read more

Extensive Exposure

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

Professional Recognition

Progression Route