PhD in Mechanical Engineering

A postgraduate degree can help students to develop their career prospects and also can give the opportunity to specialise in specific areas of interest. The programmes are comprehensively designed with an emphasis on practical application that would enable students to apply new knowledge in the real-world and carry out extensive technology development and consultancy. Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering offers wide range of postgraduate qualifications opportunities including PhD in Mechanical Engineering. This courses can be studied on a part-time basis which is ideal for those who need to accommodate their studies around other commitments.

The programmes which combined with a large suite of continuing professional development courses are dedicated to  carrying out focused research across a wide range of mechanical engineering subjects and applying it to meet the needs of society and industry.PhD in Mechanical Engineering is an extensive research programme conducted by postgraduate student under supervision of supervisor/s.

Students can choose from various focus areas for their PhD course such as in Mechanics, Materials, Manufacturing,Thermofluids or Aeronautics. Students may explore wide research areas guided by established experts through departments, research centers and groups:

  • List of research center and groups 

    Programme information: 

    General Requirement:

    A Master’s Degree in Mechanical with Honours in related field from recognised institutions or equivalent academic qualifications that are deemed acceptable by the university Senate.



    Total Fees (Local students)**

    Programme Full Time
    PhD Min. Sem Cost Max. Sem Cost
    6 RM 9 450 14 RM 20 650
    Part Time
    Min. Sem Cost Max. Sem Cost
    8 RM 9 050 18 RM 19 050


    Total Fees (International students)**

    Programme Full Time
    PhD Min. Sem Cost Max. Sem Cost
    6 RM 20 010 14 RM 45 290

    **Fees may change without prior notice. Please contact us



    Table 1 shows the focus areas for post-graduate studies and its specialisation.

    Table 1: Research areas and its specialisation

    Research Area Specialisation

    Noise and Vibration • Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics • Computational  Fracture • Mechanics • Impact and Crashworthiness Mechanics • Finite Element Methods • Strength of Solids and Structures • Control Engineering • Intelligent Control System Design

    Manufacturing Advanced Manufacturing Process • Advanced Machining Processes • Computer Aided Design • Computer Aided Manufacturing • Rapid Prototyping • Industrial Engineering • Industrial Automation • Modelling and Optimisations • Scheduling and Optimisations • Optimisation Method in Metal Casting • Metal fabrication • Quality Engineering • Quality and Productivity Improvement • Production and Operations Management • Sustainable Manufacturing • Additive Manufacturing • Recycling Technology • Intelligent System for Manufacturing • Manufacturing System for Optimisation • Micromachining Process • Micromanufacturing • New Fabric Technology • Industrial Textile Application • Metrology and Measurement

    Composite • Biomaterials • Polymer • Powder Metallurgy • Membrane • Porous Materials • Engineering Design Methodologies • Computer Aided Engineering • Ceramics/Electro-ceramics • Electroplating • Thin Film and Coating • Lightweight Alloy • Product Lifecycle Management • Railway Engineering • Engineering Education • Nanomaterials • Natural Fibre based Composite

    Thermofluids Thermodynamics • Heat Transfer • Computational Fluid Dynamics • Indoor Air Quality & Thermal Comfort • Combustion and Pollution Control • Green Technology • Burner System • Vehicles performance and emissions • Alternative and Renewable Fuel • Spray and Atomisation • Wind Turbine

    Aircraft propulsion • Aircraft Turbomachinery • Aircraft material and structure • Aircraft design • Aerodynamics



    Contact for further information: 

    If you require any further information please contact us:

    Tel:   +60 7 4537704
    Fax:  +60 7 4536080




    Contact us

    Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
    86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia

    Tel: +6074537700

    Who's online

    There are currently 0 users online.

    Connect with us

    We're on Social Networks. Follow us & get in touch.