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Mechanical Engineering, UiTM Malaysia

Undergraduate EM220 - Bachelor Of Engineering (Hons) Mechanical

Course Description EM220


KJM400 - Introduction To Engineering and Problem Solving (2 Cr.)

This course covers the engineering profession in general and mechanical engineering in
particular. Students will be introduced to the various disciplines in engineering, basic problem
solving methods, laboratory report writing and the use of computers in engineering solutions,
engineering estimations and approximations, dimensions, units and unit conversions, and
representation of technical information.
Pre-requisite: None

KJM403 - Technical & Engineering Drawing (3 Cr.)

This course introduces the basic concept in technical drawing and familiarizes students with
the use of drawing instruments and aids in preparing basic geometrical drawing of simple
objects. Principles of Orthographic Projection, Isometric Drawings, Sectioning Drawing, and
Surface Development are covered in this course. Students will be trained to do manual
Pre-requisite: None

KJM414 - Material Science (3Cr.)

This course covers some fundamentals of materials science, which are necessary for the
understanding of materials properties for their appropriate applications. The major families of
materials such as metals, ceramics, polymers and composite are discussed for their structures,
properties and applications.
Pre-requisite: None

KJM424 - Statics (3 Cr.)

Engineering statics is the first course in engineering mechanics. It covers both statics of
particles and rigid bodies. The course begins with the concepts of forces in plane then
proceeds to forces in space. The principles introduced are first applied to simple, then to more
complicated situations.
Pre-requisite: None

KJP406 - Engineering Workshop Practice (2 Cr.)

The course covers lectures on basic understanding and ‘hands on’ experiences on workshop
related activities. The lectures are on the overall pictures of workshop practice, machines,
materials and safety aspects. The ‘hands on’ experience covers the various basic workshop
crafts, forming and metal cutting processes and fabrication methods such as hand tools, sheet
metal working, lathe work, milling work, foundry and welding activities.
Pre-requisite: None

MAT235 - Calculus II for Engineers (3 Cr.)

This course consists of three chapters: methods of integration, functions of two variables and
differential equations. In the first chapter, methods discussed are by parts, trigonometric
integrals, trigonometric substitution and integration of rational functions. In chapter three,
first and second order differential equations will be discussed. Applications in engineering
and sciences will be covered for chapter two and three.
Pre-requisite: None


KJM433 - Mechanical Engineering Drawing (3 Cr.)

This course covers the introduction of drawing standards, fit and tolerances, working drawing,
and fabrication drawing. CAD practices will also be applied in this course.
Pre-requisite: KJM403

KJM451 - Thermodynamics I (3 Cr.)

This course is designed for students studying thermodynamics for the first time. Considerable
emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of the first law and second laws of
thermodynamics. Fundamental concepts and principles of various thermodynamics plants and
machinery are covered in this course.
Pre-requisite: None

KJM454 - Mechanics of Materials I (3 Cr.)

A study of stresses, strains, and deformations of bodies in tension, compression, bending, and
torsion. Topics covered include: axial stress and strain; thermal stress and strain; statically
indeterminate systems; torsional stress and strain; power transmission in shafts; bending
stresses in beams; beam deflections; transformation of plane stresses; and elastic buckling in
Pre-requisite: KJM424

KJK409 - Electrical Engineering (Circuits) (3 Cr.)

This course introduces students to fundamental principles and analysis techniques of electrical
circuits. This course deals with the behavior of circuits composed from the basic linear circuit
modeling elements (resistance, capacitance, inductance, ideal operational amplifiers and
independent and dependent voltage and current sources). This course also introduces the
working principle of electric motors.
Pre-requisite: None

CTU551 – Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia I (2 Cr.)

Kursus ini memperkenalkan pelajar kepada Pengenalan Ilmu Ketamadunan, Tamadun Islam
dan Tamadun Melayu.
Pre-requisite: Tiada


KJM410 - Dynamics & Materials Lab I (1 Cr.)

The course consists of three parts, i.e., materials science, mechanics of materials and
dynamics. The course provides the opportunity to use test equipment and apparatus and
enhances the students’ skill.
Co-requisite: KJM457C, KJM454C & KJM414C

KJM420 - Thermofluids Lab I (1 Cr.)

In this laboratory work, students have the opportunity to conduct experimental investigations
in the area of thermofluids. Experimental topics cover those elaborated in Thermodynamics I
and Fluid Mechanics I.
Co-requisite: KJM451C, KJM452C
KJM452 - Fluid Mechanics I (3 Cr.)
Mechanics of non-flowing fluids; Finite control volume analysis; Dimensional analysis,
similitude and model studies; and Viscous flow in pipes and ducts.
Pre-requisite: None

KJM457 - Vector Dynamics and Vibrations (3 Cr.)

The course emphasizes the use of vector approach to problem solving in dynamics. It covers
both kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies in planar and spatial motion. It then proceeds to
simple vibratory motion, such as undamped and damped free and forced vibrations, vibratory
systems with one degree of freedom, viscous damping, and applications. The principles
introduced are first applied to simple, then to more complicated situations.
Pre-requisite: KJM424

KJM463 - Computer Programming and Application (3 Cr.)

This course is designed for students to study engineering programming. Fundamental
concepts and principles of C++ and Java are covered in this course. Considerable emphasis is
placed on the understanding and application of computer programming.
Pre-requisite: None

BEL420 - Technical Report Writing (2 Cr.)

The course focuses on the writing of a report. Students will be given guided exercises and
independent writing tasks on the different parts of a report. They will also be required to
write a complete report of 1500-2000 words and present it orally.
Pre-requisite: None

MAT355 - Calculus III for Engineers (3 Cr.)

This course consists of topics in partial derivative, multiple integral, vector analysis and
infinite series.
Pre-requisite: MAT235


KJM460 - Dynamics & Materials Lab II (1 Cr.)

The course consists of two parts, i.e.; mechanics of materials and dynamics. The course
provides the opportunity to use test equipment and apparatus and enhances the students’ skill.
Co-requisite: KJM497C & KJM494C

KJM494 - Mechanics of Materials II (3 Cr.)

The course will be divided into two parts; Part 1 covers the analysis of stress and stress-strain
relationships. Part 2 covers strength and deformation as applied to structural members, i.e.,
rotating disks and cylinders, unsymmetrical bending in beams, thin walled cross sections,
curve beams and rings, and thick cylinders. Energy methods for deflections also will be
Pre-requisite: KJM454

KJM497 - System Dynamics (3 Cr.)

The course provides unifying concepts for the analysis of engineering systems. It covers
modeling techniques for mechanical, electric, fluid and thermal systems, concepts of system
analysis in both time and frequency domains for first- and second-order systems, types of
input, and computer simulation.
Pre-requisite: KJM457

KJP516 - Manufacturing Technology (3 Cr.)

This course deals with various aspects of manufacturing technology and the tools used in
manufacturing industry to convert the raw materials into usable products. It provides the
undergraduate students with an in-depth overview of production technology, applied
mathematical tools and scientific principles to a variety of production technology problems.
The course also includes the economics and environmental issues related to production.
Pre-requisite: KJP406

BEL490 - Speech Communication (2 Cr.)

This is a course for students who wish to acquire basic skills in oral presentations. Students
will be guided from the preparatory stage right up to the find stage of the presentation. The
course will emphasis the importance of preparation, the effective use of non-verbal
communication which will enable the students to come up with a successful presentation. It
will also teach the students to anticipate and handle questions and comments during a
question answer session.
Pre-requisite: None

CTU553 – Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia II (Islamic Civilisation ) (2 Cr.)

Kursus ini memperkenalkan kepada pelajar mengenai Budaya dan Tamadun Pribumi
Malaysia, Tamadun Indua, Tamadun Cina, Tamadun Jepun dan Tamadun Islam dan Tamdun
Asia: Cabaran Kontemporari dan Masa Depan.
Pra-syarat: Tiada


KJM470 - Thermo fluids Lab II (1 Cr.)

In this laboratory work, students have the opportunity to conduct experimental investigations
in the area of thermo-fluids. Experimental topics cover those elaborated in Thermodynamics
II and Fluid Mechanics II.
Co-requisite: KJM491C& KJM492C

KJM491 - Thermodynamics II (3 Cr.)

This course contains the applications of thermodynamics law. Considerable emphasis is
placed on the understanding and application of the refrigeration and air-conditioning system,
gas turbine plant, steam plant and combustion process.
Pre-requisite: KJM451

KJM492 – Fluid Mechanics II (3 Cr.)

This course is a continuation from the fundamentals of fluid mechanics studied in Fluid
Mechanics I. The course covers: the Differential Approach to Flow Analysis; Potential Flow;
Flow Past Immersed Bodies; Compressible Flow; Boundary Layer and Introduction to Fluid
Pre-requisite: KJM452

KJP506 – Manufacturing Technology And Processes Lab (1 Cr.)

The course will provide hand-on experience to the student on the current knowledge and basic
practices in manufacturing technology and processes such as metrology, foundry, welding and
thermal cutting, metal cutting, and non-traditional machining.
Co-requisite: KJP556C & KJP516C

KJP556 – Manufacturing Processes (3 Cr.)

This course is to give the understanding of the different types of manufacturing processes
usually employed in industry. It includes the study of Metal Casting, Powder Metallurgy,
Processing of Ceramics, Processing of Plastics, Fabrication of Composites, Metal Forming
and Shaping Processes, and Sheet Metalworking Processes. This course also includes the
competitive aspects of Manufacturing Processes.
Co-requisite: KJP406

MAT405 - Fourier Series and Laplace Transform (3 Cr.)

This course consists Fourier series and Laplace transforms. In Fourier series, the students will
learn how to write any periodic functions in a Fourier series. The students will also learn
Laplace transform as a tool to solve ordinary differential equations.
Pre-requisite: MAT355

KJM600 - Industrial Training (3 Cr.)

The students are required to undergo 10 – 12 weeks of industrial training during April - June
semester break at related industries approved by the Faculty. During the training, the students
must conduct their activities in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Faculty and
shall abide by the personnel requirements of the industry.
Grade: Pass/Fail


KJM503 - Numerical Methods with Applications (3 Cr.)

This course provides the introduction to mathematical modeling and computing environment,
numerical approximations and error analysis, solution methods of linear and nonlinear
equations, system of linear algebraic equations, curve fitting, numerical differentiation and
integration, and numerical solutions of ordinary differential equations, convergence and
stability of the methods. Use of computer software in solving engineering problem is also
Pre-requisite: KJM463 & MAT355

KJM553 - Mechanical Engineering Design I (3 Cr.)

This course introduces the Machine Design process. Theories of failure for static and fatigue
conditions are discussed. Design procedures for designing machine elements viz, brakes,
fasteners and couplings are provided. Design of welded joints is discussed. Mini Projects are
assigned based on Industrial application.
Pre-requisite: KJM454/457/414

KJM531 - Heat Transfer (3 Cr.)

Introduction of analytical tools for the heat transfer mechanisms of conduction, convection,
and radiation; Finite element analysis for one-dimensional conduction; Forced and free
convection; Solar energy conversion by radiation; Review of engineering systems with major
heat transfer applications – heat exchanger, boiler, and electronic equipments.
Pre-requisite: KJM451

KJM573 - CAD, CAE and CAM (3 Cr.)

This course introduces computer hardware, its peripherals and software that are essential for
Computer Aided Design, Engineering and Manufacturing application. The integration of
steps in engineering design and manufacturing is described. Various applications in CAD,
CAE and CAM are discussed.
Pre-requisite: KJM433

KJP585 - Industrial Management (3 Cr.)

The course has been structured in such a manner that both theory and practice feature on
equal significance. The structure of the syllabus has been based on principal characteristics of
the general production industry. In addition to the design of production systems, specific
techniques in production planning and control, inventory control applications and
maintenance theories and practice have been included. The use of case studies is intended to
offer a more realistic and practical approach to the decision making process.
Pre-requisite: None

KJK559 - Electrical Power and Machines (3 Cr.)

The course deals with the introduction to electrical supply system, single and three phase
supply, elements of industrial power system, design, operation and maintenance, industrial
applications of electrical machines and power transformers, and single phase motors.
Pre-requisite: None


KJM597 - Control Systems (3 Cr.)

The course covers introduction to control problems, models of industrial control devices and
systems, basic principles of feedback controls, concepts of stability and Routh-Hurwitz
stability criteria, performance of feedback system, design using Root Locust plots, Nyquist
criterion and stability margins, feedback system performance based on frequency response,
design using Bode plots, and analysis using state variable methods.
Pre-requisite: None

KJM650 - Final Year Project I (2 Cr.)

This course is the first part of the two-phase Final Year Project. This course provides an
opportunity for students to apply knowledge and skills acquired in previous courses to the
solution of a realistic engineering problem. The goal is to foster independent thinking and
develop problem-solving skills. The first part focuses on the ability of the student to formulate
a problem and to search for potential solutions for the problem.
Pre-requisite: None

KJM613 - Mechanical Engineering Design II (3 Cr.)

This course is an extension to KJM553. The analytical methods, design concepts and theories
learnt in KJM553 course with fundamental concepts absorbed in other supportive subjects are
applied to analytical design of mechanical components such as bearings, gears, belts, shafts
and the integrated systems. Design concepts based on practical considerations are
Pre-requisite: KJM553

KJM609 - Special Topic I (3 Cr.)

Special interest course which may be offered in response to student interest and demand. A
course may be offered by the divisions within the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, i.e.,
Engineering Science, Thermofluids, CAD, Materials and Structure, Manufacturing
Management & Technology, and Dynamics and Control. Students may also choose a non-
engineering course but must be relevant to Mechanical Engineering.
Pre-requisite: None

KJM619 - Special Topics II (3 Cr.)

Same as KJM609

KJE609 - Electronic and Microprocessors (3 Cr.)

This course is to provide basic understanding on the operation of transistors and amplifiers in
linear electronic systems and introduces digital principles necessary for understanding basic
digital systems and microprocessors.
Pre-requisite: None


KJM630 - Engineers in Society (3 Cr.)

This course has been designed to accommodate the “Engineers in Society” syllabus of the
Institute of Engineers (Malaysia). The course will comprise of topics that are examinable and
others that are non-examinable. Examinable topics cover a wide range of management
theories and practices while the non-examinable topics would relate to current issues and the
inter-relationships between the engineer and society. The non-examinable topics will be
delivered in the form of guest lectures by processionals from the private and public sectors.
Lectures for the examinable topics would be conducted in the normal manner.
Pre-requisite: None

KJM660 - Final Year Project II (4 Cr.)

This course is the second part of the two-phase Final Year Project. This course provides an
opportunity for students to apply knowledge and skills acquired in previous courses to the
solution of a realistic engineering problem. The second part focuses on the execution of the
project and on completion with written and oral reports.
Pre-requisite: KJM650

ENT600 – Technopreneurship (3 Cr.)

This course encompasses subjects and issues of technopreneurship. It covers the
characteristics and traits of an entrepreneur, the business environment, method of identifying
business opportunities, techniques of forming an enterprise and essential tools of running a
Pre-requisite: None

KJM629 - Special Topic III (3 Cr.)

Same as KJM609

KJM639 - Special Topic IV (3 Cr.)

Same as KJM609



KJM610 Entrepreneurship (3 Cr.)

This course encompasses subjects and issues of entrepreneurship. It covers the characteristics
and traits of an entrepreneur, the business environment, method of identifying business
opportunities, techniques of forming an enterprise and essential tools of running a business.
Pre-requisite: None

KJM620 - Engineering Economy (3 Cr.)

This course encompassed various topics of economic principles that are required as
background knowledge in learning appropriate decision making techniques to implement
Engineering projects. The topics covered will expose students that in real situation the
engineering efficiency alone are not sufficient without considering its economic viability.
Pre-requisite: None


KJM602 - Fire Protection Systems (3 Cr.)

Background on local bylaws; conversion of units; passive protection requirement, automatic
fire detection and alarm system, active fire protection systems such as pressurised hydrant
system, sprinkler, hose-reel, dry and wet riser system, deluge spray system, AFFF foam
system and downcomer system.
Pre-requisite: None

KJM601 - HVAC Systems (3 Cr.)

Overview of Mechanical Building Services, local by-laws; conversion of units; Types of
space for conditioning, mechanical ventilation systems, air-cooled, water-cooled air-
conditioning systems and components. Cooling tower systems design.
Pre-requisite: KJM491

KJM612 - Computational Fluid Dynamics (3 Cr.)

Overview of Computational Fluid Dynamics; revision of basic equation; turbulence and its
modelling, convection-diffusion problems; solution algorithms and characteristics of
commercially available software such as FLUENT, PHOENICS, and STAR CD.
Pre-requisite: KJM492


KJM633 - Finite Element Method (3 Cr.)

This course deals with the concept and analysis of finite element method. This course
provides an effective tool/method to solve complex mechanical engineering problems which
include structural analysis, vibration and heat transfer. Student will be trained to use finite
element software to perform engineering analysis on industrial products.
Pre-requisite: KJM531, KJM457& KJM494

KJM643 - Design Optimization (3 Cr.)

This subject deals with design optimization. Methods of optimization will be introduced, for
single design variables as well as multi design variables, for unconstrained optimization as
well as constrained optimization. The optimization methodologies are based on mathematical
programming. Linear Programming is also discussed in this course.
Pre-requisite: KJM613

KJM623 - Ergonomic Design (3 Cr.)

This course provides the details about the human interaction with work task and technology.
Guidelines are given for amplifying human capabilities, utilizing human abilities, facilitating
human efficiencies and avoiding overloading or underloading. Details are presented about the
human characteristics for the appropriate design of the living and work environment.
Regulations governing safety and health aspects in working environment are presented.
Pre-requisite: KJM573

KJM653 - Computer Aided Manufacturing (3 Cr.)

This course starts with the introduction to computer hardware and software that are essential
for Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) application. Various applications in CAM for
manufacturing are discussed. This includes application of peripheral devices used in
networking interfaces to CAM system.
Pre-requisite: KJM573


KJM604 - Materials for Engineering Applications (3 Cr.)

The course is design for the student who wishes to understand and learn about the exciting
materials developments which are affecting us all in today’s world. The course will introduce
the structures and properties of metals, ceramics, polymers (plastics), composites, and
materials in many engineering applications. Students will also gain an appreciation for the
processing and design limitations of materials used in everyday applications.
Pre-requisite: KJM414

KJM614 - Ship Structure (3 Cr.)

This course is designed for students studying ship structure for the first time. Considerable
emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of the strength of material to ship
structure application. Fundamental concepts and principles of various ship structures
including some area of naval architects are also covered in this course.
Pre-requisite: KJM494

KJM624 - Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3 Cr.)

This course is a continuation of the course in mechanics of materials It offers a more
analytical approach, giving a more generalized treatment of the stress and strain. This course
also provides an introduction to the theory of plasticity. The theory is important in
understanding the mechanics of formation- that is, the processes whereby the materials are
prepared and converted into particular desired forms.
Pre-requisite: KJM494

KJM634 - Fracture Mechanics (3 Cr.)

This course introduces the basic principles of fracture mechanics and its applications to
metallic materials. The basic principles are then extended to other materials, eg polymer and
polymer matrix composite materials under various loading conditions.
Pre-requisite: KJM494


KJP605 - Quality Control (3 Cr.)

This course begins with the introduction to quality and performance measure through quality
cost, followed by statistical process control: management QC tools, seven Q.C tools, control
charts for variables, control chart for attributes, for process improvement and continuous
monitoring of quality and acceptance sampling plans. The excel-based computer software has
been included for statistical quality control and statistical process control.
Pre-requisite: None

KJP644 – Mechanics of Composite Materials (3 Cr.)

This course covers the fundamental aspects of the mechanics of composite materials and their
applications. These include the understanding of fiber, matrix, mechanical properties,
macromechanical and micromechanical properties, laminate structure, lamination theory,
failure theories and fabrication method. Through the labworks and mini project, students will
be trained to conduct computational analysis on composite structures
Pre-requisite: KJM454

KJP606 - Engineering Metrology (3 Cr.)

The course includes the study of standards, calibration, gauges, measuring instruments, and
errors involved in measurement. It deals with measurement of quantities such as lengths,
angles, shapes, surface finish, some advanced measurement and application of Statistical
Quality Control in manufacturing measurement.
Pre-requisite: None

KJP616 - Welding Engineering (3 Cr.)

The course prepares students with basic knowledge of welding engineering. The course
touches various welding processes, weld ability of materials, international welding standards
and codes of practices, rules and regulation, welding inspection and evaluation, and design in
Pre-requisite: KJP516

KJP626 - Robotics and Automation (3 Cr.)

The course will first focus on the importance of robotics and automation technology. Students
will then be highlighted on robotics technology with a view for them to appreciate industrial
robotics application in industry. They will also be taught on automation system mainly with
the design and control of pneumatics, electrical and hydraulics as well as the study on
fundamental of feedback control theory. Programmable Logic Controls that is part of the
design of robotics and automation system will also be highlighted. Sensors and vision system
that is an integral part of the robotics technology will be emphasized in this course.
Pre-requisite: None

KJP636 - World Class Manufacturing (3 Cr.)

The course area covers from the historical event on how the Japanese struggle and survive
after the Second World War to rebuilt their country's economy back on track through
industrialisation. It also covers on the various successful World-Class Japanese manufacturing
techniques such as TQC, Kaizen, QCCs, Kanban, JIT-Zero Inventory, to name a few for this
subject. The famous Toyota Production System will be highlighted and be the core reference
in explaining the theory behind World-Class Manufacturing concept.
Pre-requisite: None


KJM607 - Advanced Dynamics (3 Cr.)

The course covers dynamics of multiple-degrees-of-freedom mechanical systems, kinematics
and kinetics of rigid-body motion, holonomic and nonholonomic constraints, Lagrange’s
equations of motion, Hamilton’s principle for holonomic systems, and linearized equations of
motion, stability of linear systems, and gyroscopic and toque-free motion.
Pre-requisite: KJM457

KJM617 - Dynamics of Machinery (3 Cr.)

The course provides foundations of dynamics of machinery. It covers both static and dynamic
force analysis of linkages, dynamics of reciprocating engines, balancing, cam dynamics,
flywheels and governors.
Pre-requisite: KJM457

KJM627 - Mechanical Vibration: Application and Analysis (3 Cr.)

The course covers basic concepts and theories related to multi-degree of freedom systems,
mathematical analysis involving characteristic equation, applications in transverse vibration
of beams, whirling of shaft, and tensional vibrations of multi rotor system, vibration of
continuous system, vibration measurements, and introduction to non-linear vibration. The
principles introduced are first applied to simple, then to more complicated situations.
Pre-requisite: KJM457

KJM637 - System Identification (3 Cr.)

System identification is the process of acquiring experimental data and determining a
mathematical model to fit the input-output data. The topics covered in the course include
introduction to identification process, a brief review of related topics in mathematics, basic
principles and procedures in system identification, continuous time and discrete-time models,
parameter estimation techniques, and other aspects of system identification.
Pre-requisite: KJM497

KJM647 - Fundamentals of Acoustics (3 Cr.)

The course covers acoustical terminologies, related concepts of vibration, mathematical
formulations related to the generation and transmission of sound waves and their
characteristics, measurement and basic signal processing theory, sound propagation
phenomenon, and noise control engineering. Aspects of sound on legal, environmental,
health, and other related issues will also be discussed.
Pre-requisite: KJM457

KJM657 – Kinematics of Machinery (3 Cr.)

The course provides foundations of kinematics of machinery which include both aspects on
synthesis and analysis of mechanisms and machines. The course covers fundamentals of
kinematics of mechanisms, analysis on position, velocity, and acceleration, mechanism
synthesis, and design and analysis of cams and gears. Emphasis is given on the design aspects
of mechanisms to a greater degree.
Pre-requisite: KJM457

KJM667 – Adaptive Control (3 Cr.)

The course covers fundamental aspects and concepts in adaptive control, adaptive control
schemes, properties of adaptive systems, deterministic, stochastic and predictive self-tuning
regulators, model-reference adaptive systems, and stability, convergence, and robustness
analysis for linear and nonlinear system
Pre-requisite: KJM457

KJM677 – Modal Testing and Analysis (3 Cr.)

Experimental modal analysis is the process of determining the modal parameters. The course
covers fundamental aspects of modal testing, frequency response functions for single degree
and multi-degree of freedom systems, measurement techniques, modal parameter extraction
methods, mathematical modeling, and applications.
Pre-requisite: KJM457