Our programs in the School of Mechanical Engineering are specifically tailored to prepare the students for the challenges in employment right after graduation. We aim to shape our graduates to be competent in problem-solving, knowledgeable in current technological development and able to contribute back to society. Furthermore, our graduates have good leadership and influential skills as well as self-management skills.


Programme Educational Objective


 Engineers adapt and transform the acquired knowledge in public and private sectors related to professional fields. 
 (KPI:  70% employers’ satisfaction on alumni career progression; 25% of alumni holding leadership position having   authority   and subordinates)


 Engineers are expert and competent in their professional fields.
 (KPI: 5% of alumni are registered professional engineers or engineering experts or equivalent after five (5) years of   employment; 70% of alumni work in related engineering job functions)


 Engineers are globally competitive and professionally employed in multinational/international organizations.
 (KPI: 30% of alumni work in multinational companies or equivalent international levels)


 Engineers practice ethical and professional values in their respective fields.
 (KPI:  90% of stakeholders/respondents are satisfied with alumni ethical and professional values)


PO Description






Able to Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization as specified in WK1 to WK4 respectively to the solution of complex engineering problems.[C]





Able to Identify, formulate, research literature and analyses complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences. (WK1 to WK4) [C]




Able to Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations. (WK5) [C]





Able to Conduct investigations of complex problems using research-based knowledge (WK8) and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions. [C]




Able to Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations. (WK6) [P]





Able to Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solutions to complex engineering problems. (WK7) [A]





Able to Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solution of complex engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts. (WK7) [A]





Able to Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice. (WK7) [A]




Able to Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings. [A]





Able to Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions. [A]





Able to Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and economic decision-making and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments. [C/ A]





Able to Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change. [A]







Knowledge Profile


A systematic, theory-based understanding of the natural sciences applicable to the discipline. 


Conceptually-based mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and formal aspects of computer and information science to support analysis and modelling applicable to the discipline. 


A systematic, theory-based formulation of engineering fundamentals required in the engineering discipline.


Engineering specialist knowledge that provides theoretical frameworks and bodies of knowledge for the accepted practice areas in the engineering discipline; much is at the forefront of the discipline. 


Knowledge that supports engineering design in a practice area. 


Knowledge of engineering practice (technology) in  the  practice areas in the engineering discipline.


Comprehension of the role of engineering in society and identified issues in engineering practice in the discipline: ethics and the professional responsibility of an engineer to public safety;  the impacts of engineering activity: economic, social, cultural, environmental and sustainability. 


Engagement with selected knowledge in the research literature of the discipline.


The range of complex problem solving is defined as follows:



Complex problems have characteristic WP1 and some or all of WP2 to WP7:


Depth of Knowledge Required

Cannot be resolved without in-depth engineering knowledge at the level of one or more of WK3, WK4, WK5, WK6 or WK8 which allows a fundamental-based, first principles analytical approach.


Range of conflicting requirements

Involve wide-ranging or conflicting technical, engineering and other issues.


Depth of analysis required

Have no obvious solution and require abstract thinking, originality in analysis to formulate suitable models


Familiarity of issues

Involve infrequently encountered issues


Extent of applicable codes

Are outside problems encompassed by standards and codes of practice for professional engineering.


Extent of stakeholder involvement and level of conflicting requirements

Involve diverse groups of stakeholders with widely varying needs.



Are high level problems including many component parts or sub problems


The range of complex engineering activities is defined as follows:



Complex activities mean (engineering) activities or projects that have some or all of the following characteristics:


Range of resources

Involve the use of diverse resources (and for this purpose resources includes people, money, equipment, materials, information and technologies).


Level of interactions

Require resolution of significant problems arising from interactions between wide ranging or conflicting technical, engineering or other issues.



Involve creative use of engineering principles and research-based knowledge in novel


Consequences to society and the environment

Have significant consequences in a range of contexts, characterised by difficulty of prediction and mitigation.



Can extend beyond previous experiences by applying principles- based approaches.







Contact Us

Pengajian Kejuruteraan Mekanikal,
Kompleks Kejuruteraan Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah,
Universiti Teknologi MARA,
40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel  : +603 5543 5161