Mechanical Engineering Programme Area (Degree)

Introduction

The programme is consistent with the mission and goals of the Faculty of Engineering and the University and is aimed to meet the needs of graduate Mechanical Engineers of the country. Graduates from the programme will be able to choose either to enter the workforce immediately or to continue their studies for advanced degrees in various fields of Mechanical Engineering. The programme is broad based and covers all general areas of Mechanical Engineering such as design, thermo-fluid and manufacturing engineering.

 

Course

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (FEGDEGMEE)

 

Aims and Objectives

The programme is consistent with the mission and goals of the Faculty of Engineering and the University and is aimed to meet the needs of graduate Mechanical Engineers of the country. Graduates from the programme will be able to choose either to enter the workforce immediately or to continue their studies for advanced degrees in various fields of Mechanical Engineering. The programme is broad based and covers all general areas of Mechanical Engineering such as design, thermo-fluid and manufacturing engineering.

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Provide an understanding of the fundamental principles and skills needed for becoming a graduate engineer in the area of Mechanical Engineering
  • Provide a learning environment to enable the development of intellectual and personal qualities to the full potential of students
  • Produce graduates who will be capable of solving problems and successful in their engineering profession
  • Produce graduate engineers who will meet the needs of the country and local industries

 

Careers and Further Studies

Mechanical Engineering uses the principles of energy, materials, and mechanics to design and manufacture machines and devices of all types. It is one of the broadest engineering disciplines and leads to a wide variety of careers. Graduates will be able to work in all types of industries and plants including power plants and oil and gas industries. In Brunei Darussalam, Mechanical Engineers are needed in various government Programmes such as Public Works Programme, Royal Brunei Airline, Army, Navy and the Air Force.

They are also needed in the oil and gas industries such as Brunei Shell Petroleum, Brunei Petroleum, Brunei LNG and various other industries in the public and private sector.

 

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants for admission to first degree programmes must satisfy the following minimum entry requirements:-

  • At least a Credit Six in Malay Language at GCE 'O' Level (applicable only for Bruneian students applying for Government Scholarship)
  • At least a Credit Six in Mathematics at GCE 'O' Level or its equivalent
  • At least a Credit Six in English Language at GCE 'O' Level or an IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL minimum overall score of 550 or its equivalent

The following points are used as a basis for the following degree programmes:
UCAS Tariff Points:

A*140
A120
B100
C80
D60
E40

 

Programme Entry Requirements

The minimum programme entry requirements to the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering are:

    • A minimum of 240 ‘A’ level points for three ‘A’ level passes including Mathematics or Further Mathematics (Grade C or higher), Physics (Grade C or higher) and a relevant Science subject. (Relevant Science subjects include Design and Technology, Chemistry, Biology and Computing).

          OR

    • A minimum of 180 ‘A’ level points for 2 ‘A’ level passes including Mathematics and Physics at grade ‘C’ or higher and a credit in Chemistry at GCE Ordinary Level or equivalent.

          OR

    • An International Baccalaureate Diploma score of 28 points with minimum of 5 points in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry at standard level or a minimum of 4 points at higher level.

          OR 

    • A relevant BTEC/BDTVEC Higher National Diploma or its equivalent with at least 60% or higher of the modules at Merit including all analytical modules.

          OR

  • Relevant work experience and/or qualifications deemed to be equivalent to one of the above to be decided on a case by case basis by the faculty.

Additional Admission Criteria Of Degree Programmes For UTB HND Graduates

Candidates who have completed relevant UTB HND in Engineering will be exempted from the English Proficiency Requirements and may be considered for admission to either Year 1 or Year 2 of the B.Eng programmes.

  • For Year 1 entry: successful completion of relevant UTB HND programme with overall marks of 60% and a minimum average of 65% marks in selected analytical subjects which may include Mathematics*.
  • For Year 2 entry: successful completion of the relevant UTB HND programme with overall marks of 65% and a minimum average of 70% marks in selected analytical subjects which may include Mathematics*.

Candidates who apply for admission two years after completing their HND programme will be considered for admission a case by case basis.

  • Criteria for transfer from UTB HND 1st year to 1st year B.Eng Programme
    Successful completion of the first year of the relevant UTB-HND programme with an average of 70% overall marks and a minimum average of 80% marks in selected analytical subjects which may include Mathematics*
  • Admission of candidates with equivalent qualification from other institutes will be decided by the Faculty on case by case basis.

Note: The selected analytical subjects will be proposed by the programme areas and ratified by the Faculty Board.

 

Programme's Structure

SemesterModule CodeModule TitleCredit Value
FIRST YEAR
1Degree Core
EG1101Engineering Mathematics I10
EM1101Computer Aided Drafting10
EM1102Manufacturing Processes20
EM1103Engineering Mechanics-Statics10
A =50
University Core
LG1401Fundamentals of Effective Communication10
B =10
Total = (A + B) =60
2Degree Core
EG1102Engineering Mathematics II10
EM1104Engineering Materials20
EM1105Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics10
A =40
Major Options
EM1301Manufacturing Engineering I10
B =10
University Core
LG1405Melayu Islam Beraja10
C =10
Total = (A + B + C) =60
SECOND YEAR
3Degree Core
EM2106Engineering Thermodynamics I10
EM2107Fluid Mechanics I10
EM2108Mechanics of Materials I10
A =30
Major Options
EM2302Manufacturing Engineering II10
B =10
Breadth
EG2503Numerical Methods in Engineering10
EM2501Applications of Computer in Engineering10
C =20
Total = (A + B + C) =60
4Degree Core
EM2109Fluid Mechanics II10
EM2110Mechanics of Machines10
EM2111Mechanics of Materials II10
EM2112Engineering Thermodynamics II10
A =40
University Core
LG1403Technical Communication10
B =10
Breadth
EM2502Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering10
C =10
Total = (A + B + C) =60
THIRD YEAR
5Major Options
EM3303Computational Fluid Dynamics10
EM3304Heat Transfer10
EM3305Design of Machine Elements20
EM3306Measurements and Instrumentations10
A =50
Breadth
EG3504Engineering Management10
B =10
Total = (A + B) =60
6Major Options
EM3307Group Design Project20
EM3308Refrigeration and Air Conditioning10
EM3309Design Modelling10
A =40
Breadth
EM3503Maintenance Engineering10
BE3151Technopreneurship10
B =20
Total = (A + B) =60
June to July - ExperiencePLUS
FOURTH (FINAL) YEAR
7Degree Core
EM4113Project (Phase I)10
A =10
Major Options
EM4310Power Plant Engineering20
 Elective Module I*10
B =30
Breadth
EM4504Mechanical Vibrations10
 Elective Module II*10
C =20
Total = (A + B + C) =60
8Degree Core
EM4114Project (Phase II)20
A =20
Major Options
 Elective Module I*10
B =10
Breadth
EM4505Industrial Automation and Control Systems10
EM4506Engineering Professional Ethics10
 Elective Module II*10
C =30
Total = (A + B + C) =60
Grand Total =480
 
Elective Modules*
 Major Options
EM4313Finite Element Analysis10
EM4314Computer Aided Manufacturing10
EM4311Advanced Engineering Materials10
EM4315Sustainable Design and Manufacturing10
EM4312Renewable Energy10
EM4316Corrosion Engineering10
EM4317Joining Technology10
EM4318Marine Hydrodynamics10
Breadth
EM4507Operations Research10
EM4508Tribology10
LG4504Foreign Languages10

Note:

  • The list of elective modules will be displayed for semester 7 as well as semester 8 students before start of the semesters.
  • One elective module from Major Options and one elective module from Breadth may be offered each in semesters 7 and 8.
  • Modules offered in semester 7 will not be offered in semester 8.
  • An elective module will be offered subject to the availability of the following:
    1. Specialist Lecturers
    2. Minimum Number of eight (8) Students
    3. Laboratory Facility (if any required)
  • University Core and Breadth modules = 29%

 

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