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The Mechanical Engineering programme focuses on the application of engineering principles in the design, development and manufacturing of mechanical devices and systems. The programme’s objective is to produce competent mechanical engineering graduates who are creative and innovative in the design, analysis and operation management of mechanical design systems, with R&D and leadership capabilities.


The programme stresses on strong foundation in Mathematics and Physics followed by a thorough coverage of basic engineering courses such as Engineering Drawing, Statics, Manufacturing Technology, Dynamics, Introduction to Material Science, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Computer Aided Engineering Design, Solid Mechanics, Mechanics of Machines, Electrical Power and Machines, and Control Systems.


In the later years of study, students are exposed to courses in Engineering Materials, Heat Transfer, Mechanical Engineering Design, Manufacturing Systems and Operations, Vibrations, and Mechanical Systems Design.


In addition to the above courses, students have the opportunity to specialise in one of these selected areas such as Automotive, Energy, Manufacturing, Materials, Deepwater Engineering and Facilities and Plant Engineering.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at UTP currently offers the following programmes:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc in Asset Management and Maintenance
  • MSc / PhD in Mechanical Engineering by Research



Mechanical engineers are employed in various industries such as the automotive and manufacturing industry. The job involves among other, designing of mechanical components and devices, supervising as well as maintaining production. Mechanical engineers are also in demand in the oil & gas sector, and power related industries.