Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers students an industry connected education experience that is uniquely placed to provide solutions to the challenges faced by the global community.  The academic staffs are dedicated to the enhancement of teaching and research and the pursuit of excellence and innovative applications of engineering technology as a contribution to the advancement of scientific knowledge, understanding and community relevance.  Project and research work is conducted in association with industry and ranges in scope from fundamental studies to topics directed at the development of processes or plants.  The undergraduate course offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering is as below:

Recognition / Accreditation

  • Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)*
  • Engineers Australia (EAust)
  • Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA)

*The Board of Engineers Malaysia and Engineers Australia are the authorized signatory of the Washington Accord for Malaysia and Australia, respectively.


Duration : 4 years full-time

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering

1st Year, 1st Semester Units   1st Year, 2nd Semester Units
Unit Code Unit Name Credits   Unit Code Unit Name Credits
MCEN1000 Engineering Mechanics 25   PRRE1003 Resources, Processes and Materials Engineering 25
ELEN1000 Electrical Systems 25   MATH1020 Calculus for Engineers 25
MATH1019 Linear Algebra and Statistics for Engineers 25   COMP1005 Fundamentals of Programming 25
INDE1001 Engineering Foundations: Principles, Design & Communications 25  

1st Year Optional Units (select any 1)

ELEN1002: Sustainability and Renewable Energy (recommended for ME)


ENGR1000: Engineering: Connecting Past, Present and Future

2nd Year, 1st Semester Units   2nd Year, 2nd Semester Units
ENGR2000 Fluid Mechanics 25   ENEN2000 Engineering Sustainable Development 12.5
MATH2012 Engineering Mathematics 12.5   MCEN2004 Manufacturing Processes 25
MCEN2000 Fundamentals of Strength of Materials 25   MCEN2002 Fundamentals of Mechanical Design 25
MCEN2003 Machine Dynamics 25   MCEN2001 Fundamentals of Thermodynamics 25
MCEN2005 Engineering Graphics 12.5   ELEN2004 Electrical Plant 12.5
3rd Year, 1st Semester Units   3rd Year, 2nd Semester Units
MCEN3005 Fundamentals of Mechanical Vibration 25   MCEN3006 Linear Systems and Control 25
MCEN3003 Competitive Manufacturing Processes 25   MGMT3000 Engineering Management 25
MCEN3004 Advanced Strength of Materials 25   MCEN3002 Applied Fluid Mechanics 25
MCEN3000 Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 25   MCEN3001 Machine Design 25
12 weeks Industrial Internship (EIT 301)
4th Year, 1st Semester Units   4th Year, 2nd Semester Units
MCEN4005 Mechanical Engineering Research Project 1 25   MCEN4006 Mechanical Engineering Research Project 2 25

Integrated Mechanical Design

(Capstone Unit)

25   BLAW2000 Law for Engineers 12.5
        MCEN4010 Professional Engineering Practice 12.5
Final Year Optional Units (Select any 4 out of 8 options)
MCEN4002 Materials Engineering 25   MCEN4001 Industrial Fluid Mechanics 25
MCEN4004 Heat Transfer 25   MCEN4008 Finite Element Analysis 25
MCEN4011 Engineering Design Methodology 25   MCEN4009 Engineering Noise Control 25
MCEN4003 Vibration 25   MCEN4000 Design For Manufacturing  25


Further details on individual units are available in the Curtin Handbook 2021

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