Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Programme Aims

This programme aims to produce graduates who are more mature and competent, to fulfill the nation needs of skill and experts in the field of civil engineering whether in the public, private or self employed sector. The program also prepares students to further their studies to degree level at any university within or outside the country.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

These are the programme educational objectives for this diploma:

PEO 1: Apply the theoretical, techniques, skills and practical knowledge to assist in solving real mechanical engineering problems.
PEO 2: Solve engineering issues professionally and ethically in the society and environment.
PEO 3: Communicate effectively with professionals and communities in solving the mechanical engineering issues.
PEO 4: Practice management and entrepreneurship through long life learning in individual and organizational work.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)

These are the programme learning outcomes for this diploma:

PLO 1: Apply knowledge of mathematics, sciences, engineering fundamentals and engineering specialisation to mechanical engineering practical procedures and practices (Knowledge).
PLO 2: Apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools to well defined engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations (Modern Tool Usage).
PLO 3: Communicate effectively on well defined engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, by being able to comprehend the work of others, document their own work, and give and receive clear instructions (Communications Skill).
PLO 4: Conduct investigations of well-defined problems, locate and search relevant codes and catalogues, conduct standard tests and measurements to provide valid conclusion (Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Investigation)).
PLO 5: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse technical teams and in multi-disciplinary settings (Teamwork Skill).
PLO 6: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change (Life Long Learning).
PLO 7: Self-movitate and enhance entrepreneurship skills for career development (Entrepreneurship Skill).
PLO 8: Apply to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of technician practices (Ethics and Professionalism).
PLO 9: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member or leader in a technical team and to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments (Leadership Skill, Project Management and Finance).
PLO 10: Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the design of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations (Design or Development of Solutions).
PLO 11: Identify and analyze well-defined mechanical engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using codified methods of analysis specific to their field of activity (Problem Analysis).
PLO 12: Able to describe the impact of engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development (Environment or Sustainability).
PLO 13: Demonstrate knowledge of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to engineering technician practice and solutions to well-defined engineering problems (Engineering and Society).

Duration of Study

Five semesters.

Academic Proforma

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Career and Further Education Prospect

Assistant Mechanical Engineer or technologist is involved in machine design, machines troubleshooting and any of the wide range of projects in mechanical engineering.

Their role is central to ensuring the safe, timely and well-resourced completion of projects in many areas, including:

  • Process Industry
  • Assembly Industry
  • Engineering consultancy
  • Heavy Industry

Assistant of consulting mechanical engineers liaise with clients to plan, manage, design and supervise the mechanical of projects.

Mechanical engineering offers many opportunities as well as the satisfaction of helping to improve and enhance public quality of life in many settings.

Further education is prospect to any bachelor degree in mechanical engineering technology and mechanical engineering.


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Centre for Diploma Studies
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia,
Pagoh Higher Education Hub,
KM1, Jalan Panchor,
84600 Pagoh,
Muar, Johor.

Telephone:  +60 6-974 2016 / 2013 / 2018
Facsimile:  +60 6-974 2187

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