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Master of Engineering in
Mechanical Engineering

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Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Course Code: JPT (R/521/6/0023) 01/22 MQA/FA0811
Duration: 4 Years
Intake: September
Delivery Model: 2 years in Malaysia, 2 years in the UK


Mechanical Engineering degree allows our students to design and develop novel and innovative structures and materials for a wide range of technologies from cars to medical devices.
Mechanical Engineers research, develop, design, manufacture and test tools, engines, machines and other mechanical devices for a wide range of applications, from the automotive and aerospace fields to biomedical and microsystems.

Why Study This Course

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World-class facilities. Including our Testing and Structures Research Laboratory and wind-tunnel complex
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Quality education at affordable fee. Save up to 40% of the tuition fee compared to completing the programme in the UK
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Two global experiences. Study 2 years in Malaysia and 2 years in the UK
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Accredited by Institution of Mechanical Engineers and recognised by Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)
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Ranked no. 4 in the UK, according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020

Course Structure

During your first two years at our Malaysia Campus you will concentrate on the fundamentals of engineering and gain the skills and understanding required to use information technology in an engineering context. You will follow a core set of modules before specialising in your chosen area in the third and fourth years.

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering / Acoustical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering / Advanced Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering / Aerospace
  • Mechanical Engineering / Automotive
  • Mechanical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering / Computational Engineering and Design
  • Mechanical Engineering / Engineering Management
  • Mechanical Engineering / Mechatronics
  • Mechanical Engineering / Naval Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering / Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Design and Computing
  • Mechanics, Structures and Materials
  • ThermoFluids
  • Electrical and Electronics Systems
  • Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment
  • Mechanical Systems Analysis
  • Systems Design and Computing
  • Mechanics, Machines & Vibration
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Electronics, Drives and Control
  • Materials and Structures
  • Engineering Management and Law
  • Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment Part II
  • Thermodynamics
  • Individual Project
  • Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics
  • Engineering Design with Management
  • Heat Transfer and Applications
  • Manufacturing and Materials

Optional modules:

  • Accounting and Finance for Engineers
  • Advanced Partial Differential Equations
  • Aerothermodynamics
  • Aircraft Structural Design
  • Automobile Systems
  • Biomaterials
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics
  • Fundamentals of Acoustics
  • Fundamentals of Ship Science
  • Heat Transfer and Applications
  • Human Factors in Engineering
  • Manufacturing and Materials
  • Marine Craft Concept Design
  • Marine Structures
  • Noise Control Engineering
  • Operational Research
  • Optimisation
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics
  • Vehicle Powertrain, Noise and Vibration
  • Wing Aerodynamics
  • Group Design Project
  • Materials, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management

Optional modules:

  • Accounting and Finance for Engineers
  • Active Control of Sound and Vibration
  • Advanced Computational Methods I
  • Advanced Electrical Systems
  • Advanced Finite Element Analysis
  • Advanced Photovoltaics, Fuel Cells and Batteries
  • Advanced Sensors and Condition Monitoring
  • Advances in Ship Resistance and Propulsion
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Aircraft Propulsion
  • Aircraft Structural Design
  • Aircraft Structures
  • Applications of CFD
  • Architectural and Building Acoustics
  • Automobile Systems
  • Automotive Propulsion
  • Bioenergy
  • Biological Flow
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Application of Signal and Image Processing
  • Biomedical Implants and Devices
  • Composites Engineering Design and Mechanics
  • Computational Methods in Biomedical engineering design
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Design Search and Optimisation (DSO) – Principles, Methods,
  • Parameterizations and Case Studies
  • Electroacoustics
  • Failure of Materials and Components
  • Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics
  • Flow Control
  • Fundamentals of Acoustics
  • Heat Transfer and Applications
  • Human Factors in Engineering
  • Human Responses to Sound and Vibration
  • Hypersonic & High Temperature Gas Dynamics
  • Managing within a Global Context
  • Manufacturing and Materials
  • Marine Engineering
  • Materials for Transport Applications
  • Microstructural and Surface Characterisation
  • Noise Control Engineering
  • Numerical Methods
  • Numerical Methods for Acoustics
  • Offshore Engineering & Analysis
  • Operational Research
  • Optimisation
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics
  • Principles of Photovoltaics, Fuel Cells and Batteries
  • Principles of Supply Chain Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Race Car Aerodynamics
  • Renewable Energy from Environmental Flows: Wind, Wave and Tide
  • Signal Processing
  • Strategic Management
  • Surface Engineering
  • Sustainable energy systems, resources and usage
  • Turbulence
  • Vehicle Powertrain, Noise and Vibration

University of Southampton degrees are highly valued by employers and studying at both our Malaysia and Southampton Campuses will equip you with the skills to operate globally.

Our Mechanical Engineering degrees open up a wide range of exciting career opportunities. Previous graduate jobs have included:

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Royal Naval officer
  • Helicopter engineer
  • Applications engineer
  • Consultant
  • Design engineer
  • Research consultant
  • Development engineer
  • Oil and gas engineer

Organisations employing our Mechanical Engineering graduates include:

  • Airbus
  • Dyson
  • GE Aviation
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Lloyds
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Schlumberger

Malaysian student:

  • Year 1 and 2 (in Malaysia) RM51,700 per annum
  • Year 3 and 4 (in the UK) RM100,144 (£18,208) per annum

International student:

  • Year 1 and 2 (in Malaysia) £10,900 (RM59,950) per annum
  • Year 3 and 4 (in the UK) £18,208 (RM100,144) per annum

We offer up to 100% scholarships.

A*AA, with A in Mathematics and Physics including grades A*A in mathematics and physics (in any order), with a pass in the Physics Practical

38 points overall with 18 from HL (including maths and physics)

AA maths/physics plus A in one other STEM subject

Science stream students with AAAAA, including Maths I, Maths II, Physics and two other STEM subjects (computing accepted)

Engineering Diplomas (Malaysia Tier 1 Universities, e.g. UTM, MMU, UNITEN)
CGPA >3.7

Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)
75% overall with 75% in Mathematics and 70% in Physics

Other Foundation Years will be considered on a case by case basis

English language qualifications
Band B (IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components or GCE O-Level (1119 Grade C))

The University of Southampton Malaysia accepts various English Language Tests, to read more: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page

Our typical entry requirements may subject to change. If you are unsure about your qualification or results, please contact our professional team of counsellors, or speak to your school’s guidance counsellors.

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    I chose to study Mechanical Engineering, majoring in aerospace as I have always been interested in aircraft and aerodynamics. The flexibility of my degree has allowed me to personalise my learning and specialise in modules which interest me. 

    Ariana Quek
    MEng Mechanical Engineering

    Our academics

    Dr Suan Hui Pu
    Dr Suan Hui Pu Head of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics & Astronautics Programmes
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    Dr Pu Suan Hui received his MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London where he was a recipient of the Group Design Project prize. He remained at Imperial for his PhD where he worked on designing micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). With his professional experience in the semiconductor manufacturing industry, he has expanded his research interests to include thin-film nano-crystalline graphene/graphite sensors, printed electronics and wearable sensors. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and works extensively on postgraduate opportunities for University of Southampton Malaysia.
    Dr Ch'ng Shiau Ying
    Dr Ch'ng Shiau YingAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Lecturer
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    Dr. Ch’ng joined University of Southampton Malaysia as a Lecturer in 2017. Currently, she teaches Materials. Prior to joining the university, she worked at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus as a lecturer at Mechanical Engineering for 2 years upon obtaining her Ph.D. During her employment with Taylor’s University, she was actively involved in collaboration research project with Panasonic Air-Conditioning R&D Malaysia and Continental Tyre R&D Malaysia. She received bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering with first class honor from University of Malaya. Upon completion of her degree, she worked as a Project Engineer where she involved in the preparation, planning and resource forecasting for a production plant in Penang. Dr. Ch’ng then pursued Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in University of Malaya. Her Ph.D. focused on the constitutive modelling of rubber degradation under coupled deformation-diffusion as part of a collaboration project with Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France.
    Dr Azam Ahmad Bakir
    Dr Azam Ahmad BakirAssistant Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics Lecturer
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    Dr. Azam Ahmad Bakir is a Mechanical Engineering Lecturer in the University of Southampton Malaysia. His research interest is in the field of computational modelling of biological tissues and organs, with the goal of providing a safer test-bed for future experimentation and designing better medical treatment. He has received his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia. His works previously involved with the development of a framework for simulating Multiphysics phenomena of human heart, namely cardiac electrophysiology, myocardial mechanics and intraventricular haemodynamic, where the physics interaction is necessary for an efficient heart function. In addition to heart modelling, Dr. Azam is also involved with studying the effect various electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) protocols using computational model, to enhance the efficacy of ECT in treating patients with severe depression.