Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

 

Postgraduate Programs

The department offers graduate work under (With Thesis) leading to Master of Science (MS) and PhD degrees in the following areas:-

Manufacturing Systems Engineering 
Materials Engineering 
Mechanical Engineering
Design Engineering
Energy Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering
Medical and Bio-Mechanics Engineering

The deparment also offers coursework under (Without Thesis) leading to Master only as follows:-

Master of Manufacturing Systems Engineering 
Master of Engineering Management

 

  • For further inquiries, please contact:
                                                                                 
    Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering                   

    Faculty of Engineering                                                                                    

    Universiti Putra Malaysia                                                                                 

    43400 UPM Serdang                                                                                      

    Selangor Darul Ehsan, MALAYSIA                                                                   
    Tel: (603) 89466336 / (603) 89466335                                                              
     
    Fax: (603) 86567122                                                                                       
     
    e-mail:
    napsiah@eng.upm.edu.my

    Programme Structure - Fields of Study - Admission Requirement - Full/Part Time - Application Form - School of Graduate Studies

     


  • Postgraduate

    Programme Structure

    There are two programme structures a graduate student can opt for, subject to the advice, recommendation and approval of the graduate committee.

    With Thesis - Coursework and Thesis

    Candidates are required to complete minimum 9 credits coursework for Master degree and 12 credits coursework for PhD degree. The courses are according to the field of specialisation. Candidates are required to give a seminar on his/her research topic and current achievement, and undertake a research project, submit a thesis and defend the thesis before an examining committee.

    Without Thesis NEW - Two new programmes (for Master Degree only) will be offered starting November 2003. Click here for more details.

     

    Credit Requirements (Master Degree)

    A student can either be a part time or full time student.

    Full time

    9-15 credits/semester

    Part time

    3-8 credits/semester

    Fields of Study (Master of Science and PhD Degrees)

    Manufacturing Systems Engineering

    To compete worldwide, the industries in Malaysia today need to be competitive and to be able to do that, the country needs an engineer who is well-equipped with such expertise. It is the purpose of this course to produce such engineers who have been exposed to the latest knowledge with respect to the manufacturing industry. Among the subjects taught will include advanced course in quality, industrial robots, industrial ergonomics, CAD/CAM, advanced manufacturing process, control and automation, numerical methods, manufacturing management, manufacturing systems etc.

    Mechanical Engineering

    This programme will focus on the more advanced mechanical engineering courses. This will enable the mechanical engineers to be more specialised which may be required for certain specific jobs or assignments. This will also enable problems to be solved more efficiently and professionally. Among the courses taught will be advanced thermofluids, solid mechanics, vibration, control, dynamic, manufacturing process, quality, numerical methods etc.

    Materials Engineering

    In the era where Malaysia is trying to produce its own products, the use of quality and appropriate materials is of great importance. Also, priority should be given on the use of local materials. This will reduce the manufacturing cost and thus the cost of the product is likely to be more competitive. This requires engineers who can convert available raw materials into the required material and also provide the appropriate processes for producing such products. This course is designed to provide such engineers and students will be exposed to areas such as advanced materials (metal and non-metal), process, metallurgy, numerical methods, smart materials etc.

    Design Engineering

    This course is designed to produce engineers specialising in designing of mechanical systems and also products. In manufacturing a product, the design aspect is an important part of the whole process. This aspect cannot be avoided if we are making our own products. Moreover, due to the rapid change in computer technology, design techniques are also becoming more sophisticated. As a result, the country needs design engineers who are well-equipped and more specialised in order to produce high quality products which can be accepted globally. In this programme, students will be exposed to courses such as advanced design, CAD/CAM, concurrent engineering, rapid prototyping, numerical methods etc.

    Energy Engineering

    In any process or system, energy is needed to carry out the process. At present, in Malaysia, oil is the main source of energy. This field is becoming more important with the world facing depleting sources of energy. However, there are other source of energy used worldwide but not on a large scale such as wind, biomass, water and coal. Biomass for example is becoming popular in certain countries as it is environmental friendly. This programme will try to fulfill that need where students will be exposed to areas such as renewable energy, management of energy, advanced thermofluids, energy producing processes and machines, sources of energy, energy issues, energy economics, co-generation, environmental aspects etc.

    Industrial and Systems Engineering

    This programme is to produce engineers who are capable of solving problems related to manufacturing layout, processes, planning, control, design and management. In this programme, advanced course on industrial systems will be covered and among others include operational research, manufacturing planning and control, manufacturing systems design, manufacturing management, work study, ergonomics, manufacturing process, automation, robotics etc.

    Mechatronics

    Mechatronics refers to the art and science of combining the disciplines of mechanical design, electronic control and information technology in order to make novel products and intelligent machines or systems. The mechatronics concept will increasingly be introduced in existing products and also to develop new products in robotic manipulation, materials handling and processing, aircraft, railways and road vehicle industries, and health care and surgical equipment and accessories. The design and manufacture of such products is rapidly changing as computer-based engineering software and developments in new materials allow all aspects of product design and manufacture to be carried out in much more efficient and cost-effective ways. Mechatronics skills are in demand across the full spectrum of Malaysian international manufacturing industries which are involved in the design and production of modern day products.

    Medical and Bio-Mechanics

    Medical and Bio-Mechanical Engineering is a new area in Malaysia. The programme will concentrate in the area of medical and biological machines as well as artificial implants. Examples of medical devices and equipment include kidney machines, heart and lung machines, cardiological devices such as heart valves and pace-makers, devices associated with radiology, urology, endoscopy, vascular/endovascular surgury, together with neurological devices and orthopaedic implants such as artificial hips and knees. Traditionally, medical device companies and artificial implant component producers have relied on employing engineers from the traditional disciplines such as Mechanical Engineering and providing them with additional training to work as bioengineer within the company. This programme integrates the necessary aspects of biology and medicine with the technical engineering aspects required to carry out design and development in medical devices and related products. To meet the demand for appropriately educated graduates to work in the healthcare sector as well as carry out R&D activities, the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in co-operation with the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies is offering the M.S. programme with thesis.

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for entry to Master of Science (With Thesis) and Master (Without Thesis), a second class lower (CGPA 2.25 or 55%) Honours Bachelor Degree in Engineering or equivalent, or First class Honours at Bachelor Degree from any institution of higher learning, recognised by the Government of Malaysia. For foreign applicants, equivalent requirements can be considered.

     

    For further information please contact:

    Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering
    Universiti Putra Malaysia
    43400 Serdang
    Selangor Darul Ehsan, MALAYSIA

    Tel: (603) 89466336 / (603) 89466335
    Fax: (603) 86567122
    e-mail:
    napsiah@eng.upm.edu.my

     

    Postgraduate application forms are available from:
    Graduate School Office

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    Master (Without Thesis)

    Master (Without Thesis) is a one year (or two semesters) programme offered by the department. There are two programmes being offered for Master (Without Thesis).

    Master of Manufacturing Systems Engineering

    This programme is tailored to suit the need of today's manufacturing industry. Among the subjects taught will include manufacturing systems design, automation and robotics, advanced manufacturing processes and computer applications in manufacturing systems. Students are required to attend lectures, a laboratory and will be assigned case studies. Besides, each student must submit a project at the end of the study period. In general, students must complete 25 credit hours of core courses, 6 credit hours of electives, and 6 credit hours of project, in order to graduate. The curriculum is shown below:

    Component

    May Semester

    November Semester

    Total Credit Hours
    Courses

    Credit Hours

    Courses Credit Hours
    Core Courses KMP5703 Design of Manufacturing Systems 

    3

    KMP5001 Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Processes 3 25
    KMP5801 Automation, Robotics and CAM 3 KMP5701 Computer Applications in Manufacturing Systems 3
    KMP5802 Computer Aided Design and Manufacture Laboratory 1 KMP5903 Manufacturing Operations Management 3
    KMP5909 Industrial Safety, Health and Environmental Management 3 KMP5901 Total Quality Management 3
    KMP5907 Industrial Ergonomics 3
    Electives (See list below)

    3

    (See list below) 3 6
    Project KMP5988 Project

    3

    KMP5988 Project 3 6
    Total Credit Hours

    16

    21 37

    List of Elective Courses (All courses are 3 credit hours)

    1. KMP5601 Finite Elements in Computer-aided Engineering   

    2. KMP5902 Industrial Marketing Management                             

    3. KMP5904 Industrial Organisation Management                         

    4. KMP5905 Management Decision Making                                  

    5. KMP5906 Business Accounting                                                

    6. KMP5908 Maintenance Management System                           

    7. KMP5910 Manufacturing Project Management                          

    8. KBP5611 Emergency Risk Management                                    

    9. KBP5612 Engineering Information Management                       

     

    Master of Engineering Management

    This programme is designed to train the engineering professionals on the management of industry which is undergoing rapid and competitive technological development. The programme aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of the engineering professionals who are currently in service or who have just graduated to become more efficient in managing the organisations they are involved in using suitable management techniques and tools. Students are required to take 24 credit hours of core courses, 6 credit hours of electives and 6 credit hours of project. The curriculum is shown below.

    Component

    May Semester

    November Semester

    Total Credit Hours
    Courses

    Credit Hours

    Courses Credit Hours
    Core Courses KMP5904 Industrial Organisation Management

    3

    KMP5901 Total Quality Management 3 24
    KMP5906 Business Accounting 3 KMP5902 Industrial Marketing Management 3
    KMP5909 Industrial Safety, Health and Environmental Management 3 KMP5910 Manufacturing Project Management 3
    KMP5903 Manufacturing Operations Management 3 KMP5905 Management Decision Making 3
    Electives (See list below)

    3

    (See list below) 3 6
    Project KMP5988 Project

    3

    KMP5988 Project 3 6
    Total Credit Hours

    18

    18 36

    List of Elective Courses (All Courses are 3 credit hours, except KMP5802 -1 credit hr)

    1. KMP5001 Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Processes   

    2. KMP5601 Finite Elements in Computer Aided Engineering            

    3. KMP5701 Computer Applications in Manufacturing Systems         

    4. KMP5703 Design of Manufacturing Systems                                    

    5. KMP5801 Automation, Robotics and CAM                                       

    6. KMP5802 Computer Aided Design and Manufacture Lab              

    7. KMP5907 Industrial Ergonomics                                                       

    8. KMP5908 Maintenance Management System                                 

    9. KBP5611 Emergency Risk Management                                         

    10. KBP5612 Engineering Information Management                             

    Lectures

    Lectures will be held after working hours and on weekends. Lectures will be conducted at the Faculty of Engineering, UPM.

    Admission Requirements

    Applications are open for both May and November semesters. Applicants for entry to Master (Without Thesis)  programme should have a minimum second class lower (CGPA 2.25 or 55%) Honours Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Science or equivalent, or First class Honours at Bachelor Degree from any institution of higher learning, recognised by the Government of Malaysia. Applicants with minimum of three years working experience as an engineer are also eligible to apply.

    For further information please contact:

    Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering
    Universiti Putra Malaysia
    43400 Serdang
    Selangor Darul Ehsan, MALAYSIA

    Tel: (603) 89466336 / (603) 89466335
    Fax: (603) 86567122
    E-mail: napsiah@eng.upm.edu.my  (Manufacturing Systems Engineering) or zleman@eng.upm.edu.my (Engineering Management)

     

    Postgraduate application forms are available from:
    Graduate School Office

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