Materials Engineering

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The Materials Engineering programme emphasizes on materials such as metal, ceramic, composite, polymer and semiconductor and electronic materials. These involve synthesis of materials, quality control, failure analysis and characterization of the materials.
A minimum of four years or 8 semesters are required to complete the Materials Engineering programme. Graduates who have completed the course of study successfully will be awarded B. Eng. (Honours) (Materials Engineering), which is recognized locally and internationally.

Materials Engineering curriculum is structured as follows:

Year 1: Basic mathematics, science, mechanics, and computing tools, including introductions to engineering and engineering drawing, basic mathematics/ statistics, basic science, courses in engineering science and English & Bahasa Malaysia.

Year 2: Introduction on Materials Engineering subjects (Ceramics, Metallurgy, Electronic Materials, Polymers) are introduced to the students beside Engineering Materials Characterization and Engineers in Society.

Year 3: In-depth coverage of engineering science and Materials engineering fundamentals in the current focus areas (Ceramics, Metallurgy, Electronic & Semiconductor Materials, Polymers, Composite & Advanced Materials, Corrosion, etc), and key supporting courses (laboratory and site visits). Subject of Quality Control & Management is also covered. Students are introduced with technical electives for in-depth knowledge in some focus area subjects. Students will also going for 10 weeks Industrial Training during the long vacation.

Year 4: More coverage on the Materials Engineering subjects beside final year research project and some electives.

•              Full-time programme only
•              Minimum 8 semesters (4 years)
                Maximum 14 semesters (7 years)
•              Lectures will be mainly delivered in English
•              Examination: Bilingual (Bahasa Malaysia & English)






Over the years, the Materials Engineering programme have produced a diverse range of graduates, serving the industry, amongst others, as metallurgists, ceramists, engineers, technologists and specialists in corrosion, failure analysis, quality control, semiconductor fabrication, and various other research and development (R&D) scopes.

The alumni of the Materials Engineering program are employed by a wide-range of companies within the industry, for examples; 

  • Southern Steel Berhad 
  • Ann Joo Steel berhadJohan Ceramics Berhad 
  • Kim Hin Industry Berhad 
  • Guocera Tile Industries Sdn. Bhd. 
  • Proton Sdn. Bhd. 
  • Perodua Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd. 
  • Intel Technology Sdn. Bhd. 
  • Fuji Electric (M) Sdn. Bhd. 
  • Freescale Semiconductor (M) Sdn. Bhd. 
  • Western Digital (M) Sdn. Bhd. 
  • Seagate Industries (M) Sdn. Bhd. 
  • Fairchild Semiconductor (M) Sdn. Bhd. 
  • Motorola Solutions Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. 
  • ON Semiconductor Industries (M) Sdn Bhd



5 NICHE AREAS at School of Materials & Mineral Resources Engineering

•              Biomaterials
•              Polymer Composites
•              Nanomaterials
•              Structural Materials
•              Strategic Minerals

Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The programme also provides eligible candidates with the opportunity to further their studies and to achieve academic maturity via research that is beneficial to the community and nation in terms of research and development of man-power for the private sectors, research and academic institutions. 

The postgraduate programme can be followed either on a full time or part time basis. The time requirement for MSc and PhD candidates is as follows;

Full time Min/Max 12/36 months
Part time Min/Max 24/72 months
Full time Min/Max 24/60 months
Part time Min/Max 36/90 months


Contact :

Assoc. Professor Dr. Hasmaliza binti Mohamad (email: Alamat emel ini dilindungi dari Spambot. Anda perlu hidupkan JavaScript untuk melihatnya.)
Program Chairman - Materials Engineering
Program Chairman - Materials Engineering
School of Materials & Mineral Resources Engineering. Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia,
Seri Ampangan, 14300 Nibong Tebal,
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Tel           : 604 – 5941010
Fax          : 604 - 5941011
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