Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours

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This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • High quality internationally recognised and accredited engineering education through a robust curriculum that is firmly grounded with the fundamentals of contemporary practices of Mechanical engineering.

  • In-depth knowledge of Mechanical Engineering principles through comprehensive yet contemporary coursework and hands-on projects coupled with the opportunity to work and gain experience with state-of-the-art facilities that assist in the promotion of deep and well-grounded understanding of mechanical engineering principles.

  • The practical skill on how to ideate, plan, design and realise mechanical systems or prototypes through internationally recognised industrystandard software for simulations promoting the opportunity for a seamless integration with a fast moving forward workforce.

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4 Years (8 Semesters)

Malaysian Fees:
Year 1
RM 27, 500.00
Year 2
RM 28, 500.00
Year 3
RM 29, 500.00
Year 4
RM 30, 500.00

International Fees:
Year 1
RM 30, 400.00
Year 2
RM 31, 400.00
Year 3
RM 32, 500.00
Year 4
RM 33, 700.00

Total: Malaysian - RM 116,000 | International - RM 128,000

• 25 Jul 2024
• 24 Sep 2024
• 21 Nov 2024

Degree awarded by APU, Malaysia

STPM  • 2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry), and a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM Level or its equivalent.
A-LEVEL • 2 Passes (Grade A-D) in A-Level including Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry).
UEC • 5 Grade B’s in UEC, including Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry).
MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION • Passed the relevant Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0) with a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent. 
DIPLOMA  • Successful completion of the APU/APIIT Engineering Diploma and fulfilment of requirements for Credit Transfer, subject to the approval of the APU Academic Board OR
• Successful completion of a Diploma in Engineering with other recognised Institutions and fulfilment of requirements for Credit Transfer, subject to the approval of the APU Academic Board.

Any qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

• TOEFL IBT : 40
• Pearson (PTE) : 47
• MUET : Band 3.5

Please note that under Ministry of Higher Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment.

Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.

Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (IGCSE, A-Levels, IB, American High School Diploma etc) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

The qualification and entry requirements for the programmes will be determined based on the "Comparison List of Equivalency of International Qualifications with SPM (O-Levels equivalent) and STPM (A-Levels equivalent)" published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Candidates who wish to study Engineering Degree course must not be color blind or physically handicapped which makes him/her unable to conduct experimental/practical work and affect the learning process leading to potential errors towards professional practice as well. This is in line with the requirements of engineering professional bodies where safe engineering practices is mandatory. All International Students need to go through EMGS Medical Screening, if the student is found to be color blind; the Medical Screening maybe failed.


Students will understand the basic principles of engineering in the areas of Instrumentation and Measurement, Engineering Design, Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Technology. Other modules aim to provide the basic academic skills required to meet the demands of employers, as well as thorough grounding in principles of IT and entrepreneurship. Important and relevant skills for managing activities and for their own independent learning are also introduced.

Common Modules
  • Engineering Materials
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Programming with Python
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Engineering Statics and Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship


Here, students start specialising in modules that develop the necessary underlying knowledge and skills in Mechanical Engineering with modules such as Strength of Materials, Fluids Mechanics, Safety in Oil and Gas Engineering, and Formation Evaluation and Well Logging and Petroleum Geochemistry.

Common Modules
  • Digital Electronics
  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Introduction to Electrical Systems
  • Strength of Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Innovation Processes
  • Safety in Oil and Gas Engineering
  • Formation Evaluation and Well Logging
  • Petroleum Geochemistry


Specialised knowledge and skills in the areas of Control Engineering, Venture Building, Mechanics of Machine, Machine Design, Industrial Automation, Microprocessor Systems & Embedded Software, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Computer Aided Engineering are the critical focus of this level. Elective modules included Machine Vision and Intelligence, Gas Engineering, Enhanced Oil Recovery a further development of the ability to apply relevant engineering skills with strong critical thinking and analysis. Independent learning continues in all modules.

Common Modules
  • Control Engineering
  • Venture Building
  • Mechanics of Machine
  • Machine Design
  • Industrial Automation
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Microprocessor Systems & Embedded Software

In the 2nd Semester of Year 3 Minor/ Extension Pathway (Choose 1)
  • Choose 1 module from Minor Pathway OR Extension Pathway as described in the table below.

INTERNSHIP (16 weeks)

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.


The final year Engineering modules provide the necessary industry application and technological skills which become very useful for employment upon graduation. Students’ personal and professional development, technical capability and understanding of how to innovate, generate and manage the creation of new ideas will be enhanced. Students will deliver several Engineering Projects where they will demonstrate higher level critical thinking, analysis and solutions development skills which will enhance their employability.

Common Modules
  • Project Phase I (Investigation)
  • Project Phase II (Implementation)
  • Group Design Project I
  • Group Design Project II
  • Engineering Vibration
  • Heat Transfer
  • Engineer in Society

Minor/Extension Pathway (Continuation)
  • Choose 1 module from Minor Pathway OR Extension Pathway as a continuation from the module selected in Year 3 Semester 2 as described in the Table below.


Future Proof Engineers for the Real World

In APU, employment and it’s continual sustainability is of paramount importance to us. The range of minor and extensions offered to all students within the School of Engineering will craft a formidable way forward for the young aspiring engineers of tomorrow. These options allow students to embark on a journey of exploration either within the engineering fraternity by extending into greater depth (extensions) niche knowledge, skills and attributes required for the practice of contemporary engineering or explore wider options (minor) that are pivotal in the fundamental proliferation of the engineering profession as a while when coupled with other current multidisciplinary fields of expertise. Successful completion of either pathways future proof the students allowing them to embark on a journey of rewarding careers within an engineering discipline of their choice.

Minor Pathway – Gain breadth of knowledge by taking 3 set modules outside of a particular major field of study. There are minor packages available undertaken from Year 3 Semester 2 Year 4 Semester 1 and Year 4 Semester 2.

NAME OF MINOR Year 3 Semester 2
Year 4 Semester 1 Year 4 Semester 2
IoT Knowledge Discovery and Big Data Analytics Internet of Things: Concepts and Applications Emergent Technology
FinTech FinTech Governance, Risk Management & Compliance Digital Finance Robo Advisor
Digital Transformation Digital Execution Digital Strategy & Analytics Emergent Technology
Data Analytics  Knowledge Discovery and Big Data Analytics Behavioral Science and Marketing Analytics Optimization & Deep Learning
Artificial Intelligence Machine Vision Intelligence (MVI) Text Analysis & Sentiment Analysis Emergent Technology
Digital Age Psychology Industrial & Organizational Psychology Cyberpsychology Human Factors Psychology

Extension Pathway – Expand depth of knowledge by taking three (3) set modules in a specific area within a certain field of study. There are extensions available undertaken from Year 3 Semester 2, Year 4 Semester 1 and Year 4 Semester 2.

NAME OF MINOR Year 3 Semester 2
Year 4 Semester 1 Year 4 Semester 2
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Machine Vision Intelligence  Robot Operating Systems Drone Technology
Drilling Technology Drilling Fluids & Hydraulics Directional Drilling & Surveying Well Control
Oil and Gas Operations​ Gas Engineering Petroleum Economics Drilling Fluids & Hydraulics
Smart Robotics Machine Vision Intelligence Robot Operating Systems Product Creation Technology

MQA Compulsory Subjects*

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Workplace Professional Skills
  • Integrity and Anti-corruption
  • Co-Curriculum

(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency)

The students, upon completion of their study, should attain the following outcomes:

  • PLO1 - Ability to gain and apply principles of Mathematics, Science and Engineering to the solutions of complex engineering problems.
  • PLO2 - Ability to undertake complex engineering problem analysis and apply engineering principles to solve them.
  • PLO3 - Ability to design innovative solutions for complex engineering problems.
  • PLO4 - Ability to investigate complex engineering problems using research techniques.
  • PLO5 - Ability to select and use suitable tools and techniques for complex engineering problems.
  • PLO6 - Ability to engage in professional engineering practice for safety, health, social, cultural and legal responsibilities in developing solutions for complex engineering problems.
  • PLO7 - Ability to comprehend and demonstrate good practices of engineering in sustainable development and environmental considerations for the solutions of complex engineering problems.
  • PLO8 - Ability to execute the responsibilities of an Engineer professionally and ethically.
  • PLO9 - Ability to function effectively as a team leader or a member in a team within multi-disciplinary settings.
  • PLO10 - Ability to communicate effectively and professionally on complex engineering activities.
  • PLO11 - Ability to demonstrate entrepreneurship skills, engineering project management and economic decision making in multidisciplinary environments.
  • PLO12 - Ability to recognise the need for, and be able to engage in independent and life-long learning towards continuous professional development.

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Energy Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Research and Development Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Value Engineer
  • Steam Engineer
  • Automation Engineer
  • Oil and Gas Engineer
  • Drilling Engineer