PhD (Mechanical Engineering) - MEC

OVERVIEW

The School of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia was established in 1989. The School offers engineering academic qualifications of postgraduate studies by research in various fields of Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering, leading to the Degree of M.Sc. and Ph.D. These programmes are offered either in full-time or part-time basis. 
The research programmes at the school specialise in the areas of Bio-Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Thermo-fluids, Energy, Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing System & Automation, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Management, Advanced Composites Materials & Processing, and Nanofabrication & Functional Materials.
The degree can be pursued under the supervision of at least one academic staff of the School, in which the candidate is required to complete the research study within a stipulated time period, as specified below.

Research Thrust Areas:

Energy

  • Energy Resources – Biomass
  • Energy Conversion Technologies
  • Internal Combustion Engine - Alternative Fuel Combustors - Gas Turbine, Incinerators
  • Aerofoil, Flow in Passages, Micro Flow Sensor, Two Phase Flow


Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

  • Thermal System
  • Heat Transfer
  • Computer Fluid Dynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Advanced Electronic Packaging
  • Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning

Applied Mechanics

  • Experimental and Numerical Stress Analysis
  • Dynamic Characteristics of Materials
  • Instrumentation and Automatic Control
  • Structural Optimization
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Stress and damage characterization
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Experimental Mechanics

Manufacturing System & Automation

  • Design for Manufacture and Assembly
  • Robotics & Industrial Automation
  • Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
  • Manufacturing System Design and Analysis
  • Manufacturing Planning and Control
  • Technology Management
  • Machine Vision & Metrology

Manufacturing Processes

  • Advanced Manufacturing Process
  • Laser Applications
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Tool and Die
  • Advanced Materials
  • Casting

Industrial Engineering

  • Ergonomics
  • Quality & Reliability
  • Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing
  • Productivity Engineering Facilities Planning & Design
  • Process Optimization
  • Production Planning & Control
  • Value Engineering and Project Management

Nanofabrication and Functional Materials

  • Nano Engineering and Technology
  • Nanofabrication
  • Lithography Techniques
  • Thin Films
  • Smart and Functional Materials
  • Shape Memory Alloys
  • Materials Characterization

Advanced Composites Materials & Processing

  • Composite Design & Assembly
  • Composite Processing Technology
  • Composite Machining
  • Quality Inspection & Part Testing
  • Composite Repair
  • Static, Impact & Ballistic Characterization

Bio-Engineering

  • Bio-materials
  • Bio-mechanics & Bio-medical analysis
  • Orthopaedic bio-engineering
  • Bio-mechanical data mining

Computational Engineering and Data Mining Analysis

  • Adaptive finite element methods
  • Qualitative and quantitative data mining
  • Pattern analysis
  • Static and time series data analysis
  • Knowledge discovery databases

Expertise available in the following School:
School of Mechanical Engineering
http://mechanical.eng.usm.my/ 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants should possess one of the following:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s (First Class Honours or CGPA >3.67/4) degree in related areas.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 in Paper- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 213 in Computer- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 80 in Internet- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • The applicants native language is English or National language
  • Applicant graduated from institutions of higher learning which use English Language as the medium of instruction.
  • English courses offered by British Council.
  • Passed USM's Intensive English Course Level IV with minimum gred B.
  • English courses offered by selected Public / Private Universities.

DURATION

  • Full-time: Min 4 semesters / Max 10 semesters
  • Part-time: Min 6 semesters / Max 15 semesters

FEES

Malaysian (MYR)
Full Time/ Semester Part Time/ Semester
  • Registration Fee : 340.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) :3,700.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee : 1000.00
  • Convocation Fee : 120.00
  • Registration Fee : 340.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 3,085.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee: 1000.00
  • Convocation Fee : 120.00

 

International (USD)
Full Time/ Semester Part Time/ Semester
  • Registration Fee : 227.50
  • Personal Bond : 475.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 1,388.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee: 375.00
  • Convocation Fee : 30.00
  • Registration Fee : 227.50
  • Personal Bond : 475.00
  • Tuition Fee (Semester) : 1,238.00
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee : 375.00
  • Convocation Fee : 30.00

** Fees are subject to change

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Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
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Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
xtel +604 653 2606 
xfax +604 653 2940 
xemel admission_ips@usm.my


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