The USM School of Mechanical Engineering was established on January 1st, 1989. The initial objective of the establishment of the school was to produce high quality graduates in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering to fulfill the high demand for professional, specialized workers by the industries in Malaysia. These industries include design, development, manufacturing, production, service and maintenance industry, which are closely related to mechanical and mechatronics engineering involving development of various devices, tools, equipments, machines, components, support systems and infrastructure.
The development of the school is also aimed to be the centre for acquiring and dissipating knowledge in the field pertaining to mechanical and manufacturing engineering. The acquisition is through the activities of research, development, project works and professional networking. The dissemination is through consultancy work, workshops, seminars and professionals writing.
This philosophy is achieved through a curriculum and emphasis on various discipline involving studies on organization and manufacturing management, manufacturing technology and manufacturing systems. In summary, this program is aimed to educate and train an engineer as a technologist for the manufacturing industry. The application of engineering and manufacturing principles in solving industrial problems is the main theme in this program whilst the management aspect focuses on the study on human, financial and communication factors.
Located at the USM Engineering Campus at Nibong Tebal, the USM School of Mechanical Engineering offers engineering academic qualifications at both undergraduate and postgraduates level. All programmes offered by USM School of Mechanical Engineering are tailored to ensure high quality of the School's graduates, aimed towards the achievement of Universiti Sains Malaysia's vision.
For undergraduate level, the programmes offered are:
- Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
- Bachelor in Manufacturing Engineering with Management (Honours)
As for postgraduate level, the school offers Masters and Ph.D. programmes specializing in wide area of research which includes:
- Applied Mechanic
- Manufacturing Technology
- Manufacturing System
- Manufacturing Management.