Bachelor of Materials Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Materials Engineering (Honours)


1. Program/MQR No.

Bachelor of Engineering (Materials) (Honours)
MQR No. 10231


Brief introduction

New materials have been among the greatest achievements of every age and they have been central to the growth, prosperity, security, and quality of life of humans since the beginning of history. It is always new materials that open the door to new technologies; Materials engineers continue to be at the forefront of all of these and many other areas of science, too. Materials science and engineering influences our lives each time we buy or use a new device, machine, or structure. The definition of the academic field of Materials Science & Engineering stems from a realization concerning every application of materials: it is the properties of the material that give it value.


Program Outcome

Students graduated from the Kulliyyah of Engineering programmes should have the ability to:

1.    Engineering Knowledge (T) - Apply knowledge of mathematics, sciences, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems;

2.    Problem Analysis (T) – Identify, formulate, research relevant literature and analyze complex engineering problems, and reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences;

3.    Design/Development of Solutions (A) – Design solutions,  exhibiting innovativeness, for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, economical, ethical, environmental  and sustainability issues;

4.    Investigation (D) - Conduct investigation into complex problems, displaying creativeness, using research-based knowledge, and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions;

5.    Modern Tool Usage (A & D) - Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations;

6.    The Engineer and Society (ESSE) - 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;

7.    Environment and Sustainability (ESSE) - Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solutions of complex engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts;

8.    Ethics (ESSE) – Apply professional ethics with Islamic values and commit to responsibilities and norms of professional engineering code of practices;

9.    Communication (S) - 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;

10.    Individual and Team Work (S) - Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings;

11.    Life Long Learning (S) - 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

12.    Project Management and Finance (S) - Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management and financial principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in multidisciplinary settings, and identify opportunities of entrepreneurship.


Career Opportunities

Over the years, the Materials Engineering programme have produced a diverse range of graduates, serving the industry, amongst others, as metallurgists, ceramists, engineers, technologists and specialists in corrosion, failure analysis, quality control, semiconductor fabrication, and various other research and development (R&D) scopes.

The alumni of the Materials Engineering program are employed by a wide-range of companies within the industry, for examples;
  • Southern Steel Berhad
  • Ann Joo Steel berhadJohan Ceramics Berhad
  • Kim Hin Industry Berhad
  • Guocera Tile Industries Sdn. Bhd.
  • Proton Sdn. Bhd.
  • Perodua Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd.
  • Intel Technology Sdn. Bhd.
  • Fuji Electric (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Freescale Semiconductor (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Western Digital (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Seagate Industries (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Fairchild Semiconductor (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Motorola Solutions Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
  • ON Semiconductor Industries (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Top Glove Sdn Bhd
  • Jabil Sdn Bhd
  • Lumileds Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd
  • Agilent Technologies LDA Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
  • Bold Vision Sdn Bhd
  • OSRAM Opto Semiconductors (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  • MAC Piping Materials Sdn. Bhd.
  • Texchem Materials Sdn Bhd
  • Dell Global Business Center Sdn Bhd
  • Motorola Solutions Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • Celestica Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Randstad Malaysia


Program Structure

Your studies commence with the common first year. Completion of the common first year will develop your foundational skills for engineering while you sample from the various branches of engineering. In this year you will develop your skills and knowledge of fundamental engineering through completion of practical hands-on design-and-build activities. At the conclusion of first year, after experiencing the fundamentals of each discipline, you nominate your branch of engineering for further study. After specialising in the second year you will develop an in-depth understanding of the knowledge, techniques, tools and resources appropriate for your branch of engineering, as well as skills and knowledge of the application of engineering methods required to conduct, design and manage engineering projects.


Duration of Study

Minimum duration of study is 4 years.


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