The Diploma in Mechanical Engineering program is designed to provide students with strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills necessary for a variety of careers in the field of mechanical engineering. This program is suitable for students who are interested in the design, technology, construction and development of solutions for engineering problems. Catering to the demands of the engineering industry, this diploma will produce graduates who are not only skillful but also well-equipped with current and relevant knowledge in the advancement of this engineering discipline.

This program enables students to apply the fundamentals of electrical engineering and mechatronics to mechanical engineering designs. Students’ learning is facilitated with state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with the latest technology in order to maximise their learning experience. Every student will have the opportunity to handle high end / industrial grade machines and equipment in the engineering laboratories. UOW Malaysia KDU has an excellent combination of academics who are active researchers and industry specialists who can provide real-world insights to students.

The program also offers students the opportunity to establish strong industry linkage as they could benefit from the existing collaboration between UOW Malaysia KDU and esteemed industry partners to provide support for project-based learning and internship.

Mechanical engineering technologists offer services in fields like design, maintenance, machine testing, power plants, manufacturing plants, industries, heating and ventilating fields, etc. 

Multiple sectors like engineering firms, manufacturing plans, consultancies, and educational sectors consider it as a valuable resource.

What is mechanical engineering?

Mechanical engineering is the application of engineering principles from the design to the manufacturing of an object or product. Principles of motion, energy and force are used to make sure that the design is safe, efficient, and reliable. 

Mechanical engineers are needed in every industry as it is likely that almost every product in modern life has been in some way touched by a mechanical engineer. It is a field that has played an important role in the transportation, health care, automobile, and aeronautics industries. 

Mechanical engineers are needed to design machines, systems and processes as well as single components. Simply put, the expertise of a mechanical engineer is needed for anything that needs to be manufactured. As such, an education in mechanical engineering will open doors to numerous job opportunities. 

Program information


Hands-on learning and real-world experience are crucial in ensuring our students, as future engineers, stay current and remain relevant when they begin their career. Actively engaging industry experts and exposing students to real-life practices, as well as the development of real-life projects are some of the ways we ensure our students set themselves apart and are more grounded from their exposure to the different challenges faced in the industry. Engineering courses at UOW Malaysia KDU emphasize on Design-Centric Curriculum (DCC), with Design Thinking as the grounding principle of teaching and learning. Students are required to engage in design assignments, Capstone projects and Problem-Based Learning (PBL) to develop their skills in design, complex problem-solving, project management, teamwork, lifelong learning and complex communication.



Industry Advisory Panel:

  • Our Industry Advisory Panel is made up of various industry professionals and engineers, who provide valuable industry insights to enhance our curriculum and students’ learning. Panel members include those from ABB Malaysia, ProvenPac and YTL Construction, just to name a few.

Industrial Project :

  • Our students are required to complete Final Year engineering projects, which are collaborations with the industry, based on real-world challenges posed by selected organisations. These projects challenge and test students’ skill and creativity in solving complex, real-world problems.

Industrial Visits:

  • Students are provided with exposure to real-world work environment and processes through industrial visits to various plants, sites and organisations, such as MRT construction sites, Energy Commission of Malaysia, MEASAT Satellite Systems and Fraser and Neave, just to name a few.

Young Professional Experience:

  • Through the Young Professional Experience sharing sessions, our engineering students are able to gain insights on various engineering industries and learn more about the experiences of young engineers, some of whom include Mr Loo Ping Yew (R. Stahl Engineering & Manufacturing), and Chin Ze Wei (Schneider Electric).

Industrial Training Partners:

  • Industrial training not only enables our students to brush up on their engineering knowledge and skills but also strengthens their communication skills and emotional quotient. Some collaborative linkage that provide placements for UOW Malaysia KDU’s engineering students to undergo attachment to gain related experience as well as exposure to the engineering practice in an actual workplace settings.



Industrial Certification Partners:

  • Our Industrial Certification Partners are made up of various industry professionals and engineers, who provide valuable industry insights to enhance our curriculum and equip students with essential skills needed among graduates even before they graduate.



Industrial Project And Consultancy Partners:

  • Collaborative linkage that crafts a platform on joint technical initiatives and projects that integrates element of research that provide specific solution development and expertise to help solve partners challenges.



2 years
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie


  • Engineering Mathematics I
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering Materials
  • Writing and Referencing
  • Computer Programming
  • Engineering Mathematics II
  • Statics
  • Technical Drafting and CAD
  • Personal Development and Leadership Skills-1
  • Oral Communication
  • Electric Circuits
  • Engineering Mathematics III
  • Mechanical Design
  • Strength of Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics



  • Analogue Electronics
  • Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Workshop Technology 1
  • Industrial Automation 1
  • Electric Machines
  • Industrial Training
  • Industrial Project
  • Workshop Technology 2
  • Industrial Automation 2
  • Engineering Management, Practices & Ethics
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Personal Development Skills
  • Society and Development in Malaysia
  • Teamwork and Community
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programmes)

Intake dates


15 January 8 March 31 March 28 May 12 July 10 September 25 October
Estimated fees
Local students


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*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

SPM / O Levels :
Min. 3 Credits (3Cs) inclusive of  Credit in Mathematics and Science subject (Biology, Physics or Chemistry); and Pass in English


Min. 3 Credits (3Bs) inclusive of Credit in Mathematics and Science subject (Biology, Physics or Chemistry); and Pass in English


Skills Qualification:
Accredited Certificate in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Technical or Malaysian Skills Certificate Level 3 with PT3; or equivalent

English Requirement

Local Student:
Pass (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O-Level English)


International Student:
Band 5.0 in IELTS; or a score of 42 (IBT) or 410 (PBT) in TOEFL ; or score 47 and above for Pearson English Test


If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.