aerospace - pic credit: engineering is common being known as the branch of engineering behind the design, construction and science of aircraft and spacecraft. It is broken into two major and overlapping branches, which are aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering. The former deals with craft that stay within Earth’s atmosphere, and the latter deals with craft that operate outside of Earth’s atmosphere. While aeronautical engineering was the original term, the broader “aerospace” has superseded it in usage, as flight technology advanced to include craft operating in outer space. Aerospace engineering, particularly the astronautics branch, is often informally called rocket science. Note: Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering is not similar to aircraft maintainance engineering. reference

Below is a list of universities where you can study aerospace/aeronautical engineering in Malaysia.

  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)
  • Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
  • Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (UniKL MIAT)
  • International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, UTM Skudai Johor
The Aeronautical Engineering course was first offered by UTM during the 1980/81 session and was jointly run by UTM and TUDM. Its objective was to fulfill the need for skilled and semi-skilled human resources in the aeronautical field especially in the public sector. TUDM required human resources to operate, maintain, repair, oversee and manage different types of aircraft and UTM had the capability to produce graduates in this field. This need has continued to increase with the development in the airline industry in Malaysia which demands for more trained manpower especially engineers and technical assistants. The Aeronautical Engineering course in UTM is offered as a specialisation of Mechanical Engineering and covers five main areas namely Aerodynamics, Aircraft Structure, Flight Dynamics and Control, Propulsion and Aircraft Design. extracted from:

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) (Mechanical-Aeronautics) 4yrs (2sems/yrs) details
STPM: Passed STPM with at least 2.75 CGPA + Passed with at least Grade B-(2.67) at STPM level in Additional Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry + Passed with a credit in Mathematics at SPM level/equivalent
Matriculation/Asasi Sains: Passed with a credit in Mathematics at SPM level/equivalent + Passed with at least Grade B-(2.67) in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and obtained at least 2.75 CGPA and passed all specialization subjects
Certificate/Diploma: Passed with a credit in Mathematics at SPM level/equivalent + Obtained a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from UTM/equivalent with CGPA of at least 2.50 OR Obtained a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from UTM/equivalent with CGPA of 2.30 and had at least two years working experience in a related field + a detailed transcript of results of Diploma (from the first semester to the final semester)

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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Skudai,
Johor, Malaysia
+60-7-5534857 (Administration)
+60-7-5534617 (Academic)
+60-7-5566159 (Administration)
+60-7-5576820 (Academic)
E-mail: [email protected]


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2. Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (UniKL MIAT)

Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (UniKL MIAT) is the premier aviation training institution in Malaysia. The institute has won various awards and recognition both internationally and locally. In 2008, UniKL MIAT became the first Maintenance Training Organization (MTO) to be recognized by the Department of Civil Aviation and later by Frost and Sullivan as the Asia Pacific Aviation Workforce Development 2008. Collaboration effort with Aero-Building Gmbh Department of Civil Aviation of Germany, UniKL MIAT is also qualified to offer European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License training programme.

Courses Available

Bachelor of Aircraft Engineering Technology (Hons) – Mechanical
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Bachelor of Aviation Management (Hons)
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Universiti Kuala Lumpur
Malaysian Institute Of Aviation Techonology (UniKL MIAT)
Lot 2891, Jalan Jenderam Hulu, Jenderam Hulu,
43800 Dengkil,
Tel : (603) 8768 8487
Fax : (603) 8768 8485

GPS Coordinate :
Latitude : 2.851636
Longitude : 101.73578

3. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) : Faculty of Engineering

logoupmThe Department of Aerospace Engineering was founded in 1996 to support the development of national aerospace industries as proclaimed in the National Blueprint for the Development of the Aerospace Industry in Malaysia. For these reasons, the Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering was introduced that year which emphasis on aeronautics, and astronautics engineering courses.

Courses Available

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (HONS)
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Programmes With Thesis (PhD & Master) – Aerospace Engineering
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Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel : (603) 8946 6400
Fax :(603) 8656 7125

Email: [email protected]

4. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) : School of Aerospace Engineering

USM-LOGO-WEB1School of Aerospace Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, was established on the 1st March 1999. Before that, Aerospace Engineering Unit was established which operated from 13 May 1998 until 28 February 1999. The school was established in realizing the needs to produce aerospace engineering graduates with high expertise, creativity, and societal values, and competent in following the rapid technology development in aerospace endustry. After graduation, the graduates shall be eligible to work in government institution, half-government bodies, or private institutions which are actively involve in aerospace industry or those which are relevant.

Courses Available

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering
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Higher Degree and Research Programme
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School of Aerospace Engineering
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, Seri Ampangan, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Seberang Perai Selatan, Pulau Pinang.
Tel : (604) 599 5901
Fax : (604) 594 1025
Email: [email protected]

5. International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) : Kuliyyah of Engineering

iiumThe Aerospace Engineering programme aims to help students develop into quality graduates possessing strong foundations in engineering, firm Islamic values, ethics as well as management skills. In addition to the fundamental and technical requirements in Aerospace Engineering it has critical components of management/entrepreneurship, and Islamic revealed knowledge. The goal is to make IIUM engineering graduates competent in the design and analysis of aerospace vehicles, manage technology and conduct their profession as ethically sound engineers . Also to produce graduates whom can compete in ?the area of designing, producing the control and system of an aircraft. Also to enhance knowledge in the dynamics aspects of the aircraft as well as management techniques.

Courses Available

B.Eng (Hons ) in Aerospace Engineering
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Kulliyyah of Engineering
International Islamic University Malaysia,
Jalan Gombak
53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel : (603) 6196 4447
Fax : (603) 6196 4853
Email: [email protected]

6. Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) : Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

logo_uitmThe Faculty of Mechanical Engineering was established in 1996. Earlier it was known as the Department of Mechanical Engineering under the School of Engineering when its first programmed was offered in 1968. Started with Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with a student number of 7,the faculty has since grown to become one of the most successful engineering faculties in UiTM with student enrolment exceeding 1500 per year. The faculty now offers a total of six programmed in three levels which are one programmed at diploma level (EM110), two degree level programmed (EM220, EM221) and three postgraduate level programmed (EM780, EM774, EM980). Beside the Shah Alam Campus, The diploma programmed is only offered at the UiTM Penang Branch Campus. There are plan to extend the diploma programmed to other UiTM Branch Campuses.

Courses Available

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
In the final year students are given the optional module to specialize in their area of interests. Among the choices are Pure Mechanical, Manufacturing, Automotive and Aerospace engineering modules.
– Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Mechanical
– Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing) (Hons)
The program is a 4 -year programme which only of fered at the UiTM main campus, Shah Alam. The programme is designed to comply with the guidelines of Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM) and the essential requirement for a Professional Engineer.
– Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
– Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (By Research)
– Master in Engineering Management (By Course)
The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering collaborates with the, Institute Of Graduate Studies (IPSis), which offers Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Programmes.
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Shah Alam
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel : (603) 5543 2842
Fax : (603) 5543 5160
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7. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) : Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

logo-uthmFaculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (FKMP) in Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) was established on 1 May 2004 since the restructuring of Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Technology Engineering. The management of the faculty is leading by a Dean, two (2) Deputy Dean and six (6) department heads. A new department named Department of Aeronautical Engineering has been added to the faculty recently.

Courses Available

Diploma Programmes
1. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
2. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with technologyBachelor Degree Programme with Honors
Bachelor In Mechanical Engineering with HonoursPostgraduate Program
1. Masters in Mechanical Engineering (By Course Work).
2. Masters in Mechanical Engineering (By Research).
3. Doctor of Philosophy in fields of mechanical engineering by research.

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Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
86400 Parit Raja
Batu Pahat, Johor
Tel : (607) 453 7700
Fax : (607) 453 6080
Email: [email protected]

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12 thoughts on “Top Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Universities and Colleges in Malaysia”
  1. Hi. I am a SPM ’10 candidate and I am very interested to further my study in this field. Well, to be exact, I wanna involve in Aeronautical Engineering. So, I am searching for anybody who was taking this course coz I wanna ask some questions.
    *Pardon my broken English. Kita ni 1Malaysia wehh [=ok]

    Here’s my email – [email protected]
    Thanks a lot!

  2. hi.

    aerospace career is wide and five universities listed above have their own programme that supports their own specific aeronautical and aerospace engineering career. before you dive deeper into the engineering site, here i show you some of aerospace career here in malaysia

    some of them are:
    – aeronautical design engineering
    – aircraft maintenance engineering
    – pilot/ cabin crew
    – Air traffic controller
    – Technical service

    depend on your best in what subject right now and your interest

  3. Hi Mr.Z and thanks a lot!

    Btw, can I just apply for pilot after taking this course? Or do I have to attend those flying school first?

    And does Biology matter in this field? I’ve asked someone about the subjects I needed to score, then she told me to get an A in Biology. I thought she was joking/taking about diff. course, but then she said it was true. Is it? Biology??

    Thanks anyway.

  4. Hi. i am a malaysian but did not do my spm but instead did cambridge gce ‘o’ levels. looking for uni or college that will accept me to do aeronautical or aerospace engineering. or do i have to do ‘a’ levels first?

  5. hello , im an international student ,looking for any university in malaysia with a good ranking also in aviation(non-destructive-test) course. if you have any info please inform me thanks a lot…

  6. hello,
    if i want to become an Air traffic controller what course should i take??
    please help me

  7. i dont like this engineering course , this is becouse this course dont have any job if we are graduate later !
    its sucks !

  8. hi..i just finish my spm and i am interested in doing aeronautical engineering..i want to know what should i do?

  9. hey guys, im kinda interested in this field. however, some people said that the job opportunities for this field is limited. is it true? so IF we cant apply for any job in this field, what are the alternatives job that we can apply with aerospace background? thanks a lot. peace

  10. what is the o level requirement for this aeroneutical engineering? and do these university have foundation

  11. Hey, it was my dream after all. But then,I realize i will go no whre after graduated. Now, I hv bachelor in automotive which quite large range of opportunities. But, still i really wish to pursue this dream. Any suggestion or flow?

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