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
A 120
B 100
C 80
D 60
E 40
 
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 3 ‘A’ level passes including Mathematics or Further Mathematics (Grade C or higher), Physics (Grade C or higher) and a relevant Science subject (include Design and Technology, Chemistry, and Computing - applicable from intake in July 2016).
    OR
  • A minimum of 180 points for 2 ‘A’ level passes in 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 a 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 acceptable grades as specified by the faculty.
    OR
  • Successful completion of the first year of a relevant BDTVEC Higher National Diploma with an overall average of 70%, and a minimum average of 80% marks in selected analytical subjects which may include Mathematics.
    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

Semester Module Code Module Title Credit Value
FIRST YEAR
1 Degree Core
EG1101 Engineering Mathematics I 10
EM1101 Computer Aided Drafting 10
EM1102 Manufacturing Processes 20
EM1103 Engineering Mechanics-Statics 10
A = 50
University Core
LG1401 Fundamentals of Effective Communication 10
B = 10
Total = (A + B) = 60
2 Degree Core
EG1102 Engineering Mathematics II 10
EM1104 Engineering Materials 20
EM1105 Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics 10
A = 40
Major Options
EM1301 Manufacturing Engineering I 10
B = 10
University Core
LG1405 Melayu Islam Beraja 10
C = 10
Total = (A + B + C) = 60
SECOND YEAR
3 Degree Core
EM2106 Engineering Thermodynamics I 10
EM2107 Fluid Mechanics I 10
EM2108 Mechanics of Materials I 10
A = 30
Major Options
EM2302 Manufacturing Engineering II 10
B = 10
Breadth
EG2503 Numerical Methods in Engineering 10
EM2501 Applications of Computer in Engineering 10
C = 20
Total = (A + B + C) = 60
4 Degree Core
EM2109 Fluid Mechanics II 10
EM2110 Mechanics of Machines 10
EM2111 Mechanics of Materials II 10
EM2112 Engineering Thermodynamics II 10
A = 40
University Core
LG1403 Technical Communication 10
B = 10
Breadth
EM2502 Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering 10
C = 10
Total = (A + B + C) = 60
THIRD YEAR
5 Major Options
EM3303 Computational Fluid Dynamics 10
EM3304 Heat Transfer 10
EM3305 Design of Machine Elements 20
EM3306 Measurements and Instrumentations 10
A = 50
Breadth
EG3504 Engineering Management 10
B = 10
Total = (A + B) = 60
6 Major Options
EM3307 Group Design Project 20
EM3308 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 10
EM3309 Design Modelling 10
A = 40
Breadth
EM3503 Maintenance Engineering 10
BE3151 Technopreneurship 10
B = 20
Total = (A + B) = 60
June to July - ExperiencePLUS
FOURTH (FINAL) YEAR
7 Degree Core
EM4113 Project (Phase I) 10
A = 10
Major Options
EM4310 Power Plant Engineering 20
Elective Module I* 10
B = 30
Breadth
EM4504 Mechanical Vibrations 10
Elective Module II* 10
C = 20
Total = (A + B + C) = 60
8 Degree Core
EM4114 Project (Phase II) 20
A = 20
Major Options
Elective Module I* 10
B = 10
Breadth
EM4505 Industrial Automation and Control Systems 10
EM4506 Engineering Professional Ethics 10
Elective Module II* 10
C = 30
Total = (A + B + C) = 60
Grand Total = 480
Elective Modules*
Major Options
EM4313 Finite Element Analysis 10
EM4314 Computer Aided Manufacturing 10
EM4311 Advanced Engineering Materials 10
EM4315 Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 10
EM4312 Renewable Energy 10
EM4316 Corrosion Engineering 10
EM4317 Joining Technology 10
EM4318 Marine Hydrodynamics 10
Breadth
EM4507 Operations Research 10
EM4508 Tribology 10
LG4504 Foreign Languages 10

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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