BEng (Hons) Mechanical Majoring In Production Technology

The Faculty of Engineering and Technology offers a four-year course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Mechanical (majoring in Production Technology). Students enrolling in this course are required to study the fundamental mechanical topics such as Engineering Mathematics, Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Sciences, Material Science, Engineering Design, and so on. This undergraduate program prepares mechanical students for professional industrial technologists in the field of manufacturing technology and management. Students are exposed to the specific topic of manufacturing technology, machine tools, materials and production processes, product design & development, quality management and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM). They are also required to study subjects from other Engineering disciples and the Arts and Humanities. In addition, the students are also required to study the non-traditional subjects such as Multimedia Technology and Cyberpreneurship. Apart from classroom studies, the students are also expected to excel in the laboratories. Moreover, in their final year, they are required to engage in industrial training, to expose them to the hand-on engineering working environment.

Programme Structures:

4-year Programme Structure
June Intake
February Intake
2008/2009 Session Onwards

Programme Objectives:

  • To nurture highly-skilled engineers who are capable to increase the manufacturing productivity of the nation.

  • To produce versatile engineering leaders who can uphold the country’s GDP growth.

Performance Criteria
Assesment Method
Documents To Be Kept
Demonstration of technical competency based on knowledge acquired in manufacturing industry Performance evaluation by employers based on a prescribed set of work attributes ITP graduate employment survey form and performance analysis report
Attainment of Managerial/leader position and technical achievement Achievement feedback (awards/ honours/significant career position attained) from graduates to Engineering Alumni Society Engineering Alumni survey form and achievement compilation report
Employment statistics of graduate in the production and manufacturing industry Employment survey via MMU Alumni Society MMU Alumni questionnaires and employment data report

Programme Outcomes:

1 Ability to acquire and apply fundamental principles of science and engineering.
  • Core subjects on mathematics (Eng Maths I to IV), Circuit Theory, Electrical Technology I & II, Computer & Program Design, Engineering Graphics, Properties of Materials I, Workshop Technology, Strength of Materials, Measurement & Instrumentation, Engineering Design I & II, Applied Dynamics, Machine Tools, Microprocessor System & Interfacing, Product Design & Development, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Control Engineering.
  • Basic concepts and theories and their relation to actual engineering systems are applied and extended in Mini Projects, Final Year Projects and Industrial Training
  • Extensive laboratory experiments to provide in-depth practical knowledge and hands-on experience to students
2 Capability to communicate effectively.
  • Compulsory subject: Technical Communications - students acquire effective report writing and presentation skills.
  • Report writing and presentations in mandatory Final Year Projects, Industrial Training and various other subjects. These allow students to understand and acquire confidence in project writing and skilful presentation.
  • Participation in various competitions and social activities e.g. IEE Intervarsity Project Competition - Manufacturing Technology, The Institution of Mechanical Engineer – The Andrew Fraser Prize 2004, National Semiconductor Competition, FMM-Festo Student Design Engineer Award (by Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers etc.
  • Introduction to Cyberpreneurship – to develop business planning and presentation skills, proposal writing, negotiating and other skills.
3 Acquisition of technical competence in specialised areas of engineering discipline.
  • Designed to cover core and elective subjects pertaining to the building of in-depth competence in students according to the area of specialisation.

    Manufacturing Technology, Materials & Production Process, Industrial Ergonomics, Machine Tools, Product Design & Development, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Industrial Management, Quality Management, Operation Research, Advanced Materials & Processing Technologies, Logistics & Supply Chain Management.

  • Final Year Projects are related to the major in order to strengthen students’ in-depth competence.
4 Ability to identify, formulate and model problems and find engineering solutions based on a system approach.
  • Balanced mix of individual and group projects and assignments - students appreciate problem formulation and solution finding.
  • Final Year Projects and design competitions such as IEE Intervarsity Project Competition - Manufacturing Technology, The Institution of Mechanical Engineer – The Andrew Fraser Prize 2004, National Semiconductor Competition, FMM-Festo Student Design Engineer Award (by Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers, strengthen students’ capabilities to adopt systems approach in their projects.
  • Most subjects have associated laboratory sessions to give students hands-on experience in identifying, formulating and modelling problems.
  • Mini Projects are geared to give emphasis to system / sub-system design methodology.
5 Ability to conduct investigation and research on engineering problems in a chosen field of study.
  • Mini Projects and Final Year projects require students to conduct research, for example, by doing a literature review.
  • Participation in various activities, seminars and conferences oriented towards research, such as M2USIC (MMU International Symposium on Information and Communications Technologies), Sterling Lectures) and MESCORP.
6 Understanding of the importance of sustainability and cost-effectiveness in design and development of engineering solutions.
  • IEE Intervarsity Project Competition - Manufacturing Technology, The Institution of Mechanical Engineer – The Andrew Fraser Prize 2004, National Semiconductor Competition, FMM-Festo Student Design Engineer Award (by Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers)
  • Final Year Projects are implemented within financial constraints: - students appreciate the cost of making a product, budgeting, estimation of expenditure, capital investment, control of costs and finance, reporting results, difference between budget and forecasts, profit and loss, sales, capital and cash-flow.
  • Students are required to take the course Basic Economics, Accounting and Management.
  • Students are exposed to practical problems involving sustainability and cost-effectiveness during their Industrial Training.
7 Understanding and commitment to professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • Students are required to undertake the subjects Engineer & Society, Law for Engineers and Islamic Studies/Moral & Ethics.
  • Industrial Training allows students to understand the roles of engineers in society and the importance of professional and ethical conduct.
  • All engineering students are members of the Engineering Society within which student chapters of IEM and IEE have been formed. One of the objectives of such an organization is to instill the understanding and commitment of students to professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • Seminars and talks on the roles of engineers in various industries, the challenges faced in the engineering profession, the technological trend and industrial evolution, delivered by speakers from professional bodies and industries are organized frequently throughout the academic year, both by the Faculty and Engineering Society. Examples of such events are career talks by successful professional engineers during the E-Week and Sterling Lecture Series.
8 Ability to work effectively as an individual, and as a member/leader in a team.
  • Balanced mix of individual and group projects and assignments.
  • For group projects, students are required to organise, divide and agree on job and responsibility distribution.
  • Industrial Training gives students the opportunity to participate as an effective part of a team and to appreciate teamwork.
  • In addition, the students also learn to work in team through societal activities e.g. E-Week, MESCORP of Engineering Society and the participation in various Engineering/IT design competitions.
9 Ability to be a multi-skilled engineer with good technical knowledge, management, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Mandatory Final Year Projects with presentation to give students understanding and confidence in report writing and skillful presentation.
  • University subjects such as Technical Communications, Basic Economics, Accounting and Management, Introduction to Cyberpreneurship and Law for Engineers are introduced to the students to train their management and leadership skills.
  • Students are to be aware that they can create jobs for themselves and others after their graduation through the subject Introduction to Cyberpreneurship.
10 Awareness of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities as an engineer.
  • Students are required to undertake the subject such as Engineer & Society and Law for Engineers. It is through these subjects that students are exposed to the roles and responsibilities of engineers in the local and global society and environment.
  • All engineering students are the members of the Engineering Society within which student chapters of IEM and IEE have been formed.
  • Students must undertake one co-curricular subject.
11 Capability and enthusiasm for self-improvement through continuous professional development and life-long learning.
  • Students are exposed to actual industrial environment and expectations during their studies via Industrial Training and seminars by practising engineers from microelectronics companies such as Intel, Motorola, National Semiconductor, Infineon, etc.
  • Online learning portal for every subject with links to relevant industries (e.g. Fujitsu/Matsushita seminar), standardization bodies and professional bodies.
  • Students participate in various workshops, seminars and conferences (e.g. M2USIC (MMU International Symposium on Information and Communications Technologies), AP-NeGeMo, WWAT (Workshop on Wireless Access Technology), Sterling Lectures, I-space Lecture series from Japan universities, etc.)
  • Alumni Society with web portal for engineering alumni – to disseminate information and updates to all the engineering graduates.
  • Additional optional professional certification courses organized in MMU offered to students, e.g. Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco certifications.