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Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering!

The Mechanical Engineering Department at Curtin University Malaysia was established in the year 2000. Since, the department has been growing and aspires to be nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in Mechanical Engineering education, research, and services. The Mechanical Engineering Department strives for excellence in teaching and learning, innovative research, and community services. We are fortunate to have modern facilities and dedicated nationally and internationally recognized teaching and technical staff to support our academic programs and research. Funding for research comes from both the government and industry. The department and its staffs have close ties with the community and industry to offer practice-related education, preparing our students for a successful and rewarding career. The department is also dedicated to the enhancement of teaching and research and the pursuit of excellence and innovative applications of technology as a contribution to the advancement of scientific knowledge, understanding, and community relevance in the region. A number of competitive research grants from the Government and Industries have been secured by our staff. Several national and international research collaborations have been established with industries and academic institutions.

The students who graduated in Mechanical Engineering play key roles in a wide range of industries starting from aerospace, oil and gas, energy generation, automotive, shipping, manufacturing & construction, design, biotechnology, mechatronics, robotics, computer, automation, modern-day electromechanical systems etc. It’s not only about engineering, but mechanical engineering graduates also successfully handling the economic issues, sales, engineering, and corporate management positions. In a nutshell, the mechanical engineering graduates are educated and positioned, not only to adapt to engineering practices but to define and direct the prospective changes. Curtin’s degree in Mechanical Engineering is aimed toward providing graduates who will be able to serve the needs of these industries by applying the skills and knowledge they have gained in the mechanical engineering discipline.

The breadth of the discipline provides mechanical engineering students with a variety of career options beyond the above-mentioned opportunities. Irrespective of the precise career they envisage for themselves, the 4 years honours course in mechanical engineering education empowers students with creative thinking skills to design an exciting system or product; training on analytical tools to achieve their design ambitions; the capability to overcome all constraints; and the teamwork skills needed to design, develop and market a system. These valuable skills learned can be applied to launch careers in many other fields to start-up and entrepreneurship.

The department also offers Post-Graduate courses: Masters of Philosophy (by Research) in Mechanical Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, in addition to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering.

Apart from study and research, Miri is an attractive coastal city to live and work with almost no pollution and a clean road management system. It is positioned on the northwest coast of the island of Borneo. The local people are very friendly and polite in nature. Our staffs and students come from different parts of the world. Studying in this international environment is a rewarding experience.

Our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering course is fully accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and Engineers Australia (EA), who are the authorized signatory of the Washington Accord. Our 4 years BEng (Honours) course is also recognized by Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).

Associate Prof. Dr. Moola Mohan Reddy. M.
Head of the Department, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Science, Curtin University Malaysia
CDT 250, Miri 98009, Sarawak, Malaysia
Email: mohan.m@curtin.edu.my

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