Master of Science (Automotive Engineering)

Programme Specification

The Master of Science (Automotive Engineering) programme aims to provide graduates with the advanced knowledge and capabilities to carry out research and solve complex automotive engineering problems effectively. Upon the graduation, graduates may improve the knowledge related to Vehicle powertrain, chassis, styling, and vehicle dynamics. Graduates may also expose to vehicle control engineering, hybrid technology, tribology and braking system. The versatility of this program allows graduates a variety of career options The Master of Science (Automotive Engineering) is offered either on a fulltime or part-time basis. The full-time programme is offered only at the UTM Main Campus in Johor Bahru while the part-time programme is offered at various learning centres throughout Malaysia. The normal full-time program can be completed in a minimum of one year, i.e. two long semesters and one short semester. The maximum period for the completion of the fulltime program is eight normal semesters (nominally 4 years). The maximum duration allowed for part-time students is also eight normal semesters (nominally 4 years). The full time student is allowed to take a maximum of 20 credits in a normal semester and 10 credits in a short semester. The part time student is allowed to take a maximum of 12 credits in a normal semester and 6 credits in a short semester. Assessment is based on coursework and final examinations given throughout the semester.


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General Information

1. Awarding Institution

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

2. Teaching Institution

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

3. Programme Name

Master of Science (Automotive Engineering)

4. Final Award

Master of Science (Automotive Engineering)

5. Programme Code


6. Professional or Statutory Body of Accreditation

Malaysian Qualification Agency, MQA

7.    Language(s) of Instruction


8. Mode of Study


9. Mode of operation


10. Study Scheme (Full Time/Part Time)

Full Time / Part Time

11. Study Duration

Minimum : 1 year Maximum : 4 years

Type of Semester

No.of Semesters

No of Weeks/Semester



Part Time

  Full    Time

Part Time











Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

Graduates are able to apply the knowledge gained to identify, develop solution and solve problems related to automotive engineering in various situations and contexts, efficiently and effectively.


Graduates are able to communicate and present ideas intellectually and effectively.


Graduates are able to conduct research, manage and publish information and continue life-long learning

Programme Learning Objectives (PLO)

Demonstrate the mastery of the advance knowledge in automotive engineering, and have the capabilities to further develop or use these in new situations.


Demonstrate research skill in appraising available information and research evidence, and applying them in automotive engineering context


Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in addressing automotive engineering problems utilizing relevant tools and techniques.


Perform research on automotive engineering problems professionally, ethically and responsibly for the benefit of the society.


Communicate technical knowledge and ideas effectively in written and oral forms.


Adopt the latest relevant knowledge and technologies through life-long learning

Admission Requirement

The normal requirement for admission to the programme ia a four-year bachelor degree recognized by the university in either engineering or sciences.  The minimum overall grade point average for the admission can be access:-

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  2. International student (


Students applying for admission with a degree neither engineering or sciences, such as Bachelor of Technology or National Higher Diploma or Advanced Diploma or equivalent can enroll pre-master programme before joining the master programme.

Further Information

Name : Prof. Ir. Dr. Pakharuddin Mohd Samin
Position: Director (Aeronautics, Automotive & Ocean Engineering)
Office: 07-5557043