Commons Subjects

SYNOPSES OF GENERAL COURSES

 Basic Engineering

SCSJ 2013  Fortran Programming

Fortran is a computer language that is used throughout the world to write programs for solving problems in science and engineering.   It is a very powerful and yet easy-to-use language.   This course covers six major titles:  (1) Introduction to Computing.  (2) Problem Solving, Algorithm Design and Flowchart, (3) Data Types, Constants and Variables, (4) Arithmetic Operators, (5) Unformatted & Formatted Input/output, (6) Control & Loop Statements, (7) Arrays, and (8) Subprogram. This is a hands-on based course focused on nurturing students’ skills on programming and problem solving techniques.

 

SCS* 2**3  Programming for Engineers

This course formally introduces the concept of computers, algorithms, programming languages, pseudocode, and problem solving. The two programming languages introduced in this course are FORTRAN and MATLAB. Topics covered in this course include the data types, constants, variable, arithmetic operations, assignment statement, looping, formatted I/O, functions, subroutines, arrays, matrix operations, data structures, plotting, and model building. At the end of the course, students should be able to code any mathematical expressions and logical flow of information into pseudocode computer programming language.

 

SKEU 1**3  Electric Circuits and Signals

This course introduces the students to the different types of signals and networks present in Electrical Engineering systems. Emphasis mainly will be on continuous and discrete signals.  Signal representation in both time (Fourier Series) and frequency domain (Fourier and Laplace Transform) will be discussed.  The concept of transfer function is introduced and other applications of the Laplace transform such as for obtaining the solution of differential equations and circuit analysis are presented. Finally, the use of Bode plot in filter design will be covered.

 

SKEU 2**3  Electronic Circuits

This course introduces students the relevant concepts in dc and ac circuits. Firstly, students are exposed to the steady-state electrical circuit. Afterwards, the relevant concepts in transient circuit analysis for first and second order circuit are taught to the students. The course is also equipped the students with necessary knowledge related to the ac power calculation, three phase circuits and the analysis of Two-port networks. At the end of the course, the student should be able to apply the theorems and concepts in order to solve and analyze completely with confidence any given linear electric circuit.

 

SKEU 2003  Electrical Technology

The students will be introduced to the concept and theory of basic electrical engineering. This subject will highlight the fundamentals of electrical engineering to enable the student to understand and apply simple electrical circuits and network in their working environment. This subject will cover on DC and Ac systems (single and three phase system) and analyze simple network using electrical basic laws; Ohm Law, Kirchoff Law, current and voltage divider, nodal and loop analysis. Students will also be exposed on the magnet and electromagnet and single phase transformer.

 

SKEU 3741  Electrical and Electronic Laboratory

The course exposes the students to some common electrical components and measurement instruments that can be used in experiments on the electrical and electronic engineering. On theother hand, this teaching laboratory will provide the skill of using electronic devices and measurement instruments to the students. The lab consists of Digital Laboratory and Electrotechnique Laboratory. List of experiments covers on several topics of basic subjects of digital electronic and electrical engineering such as combinational logic circuits, MSI circuits, adder circuits, decoder circuit, comparator, counter designing, network theorems and resonant circuits.

 

SKEU 3751  Control and Instrumentation Laboratory

The purpose of this course is to provide students with practical experience in the use of equipment, experimental data analysis, and to develop basic skill in laboratory report writing. There will be at least 10 experiments from participating third year laboratories such as Control, Basic Communications, Instrumentation, Microprocessor and Industrial Electronics. The students will also be exposed to the common electrical engineering equipment and measurement techniques.

 

SKPG 1243  Statics

Composition and resolution of vector – in particular a force acting on a particle: difference between a vector and scalar, resultant of two vectors, resolutions of a vector, and resultant of several forces. Equilibrium of a particle: two forces, three forces, and more than three forces. Friction: laws of  friction, friction angle, particle equilibrium on rough horizontal and inclined plane. Statics of a rigid body, parallel forces and center of gravity, parallel lamina rectangle and triangle, moment and coupled forces. Plane forces directory. Equilibrium of a rigid body: three forces, more than three forces including friction. Conditions for rolling and slipping.

 

SKPG 1251  Engineering Drawing

This course comprises computer aided drawing, computer aided command, geometry, orthograph drawing, isometric drawing, sectional drawing, and flowchart drawing.

 

SKPG 1263  Materials Engineering          

The first part of this course deals with classification of engineering material, structure property relationship, crystal structure, crystal defects, phase diagram, heat treatment and mechanical properties, with emphasis on metals. The second part is about mechanics of deformable solids. Course work is based on the assumption that structure are in static equilibrium. Analysis is limited to materials stress in elastic rang. Covers stress and strain relationship in deformable solids, analysis of axial members, shafts, and beams. Covers combined stresses, indeterminate members, and properties of structural materials

 

SKPP 1113  Engineering Mechanics

This course has been designed to introduce students to the basic principles and concepts in statics and dynamics. The course is divided into two parts: the first part deals with the analysis of particle and rigid body in static, which covers the resultant and resolution of force(s) acting on a particle and rigid body, the equilibrium of a particle and rigid body, how to replace a force system with an equivalent system, and analysis of friction. The second part deals with the analysis of particles in motion. It includes the kinematics and kinetics of particles and kinematics of rigid bodies. It will cover the rectilinear and curvilinear motion of particles, Newton’s Second Law of particles and work and energy for particles.

 

SKPP 1133  Engineering Drawing

This course provides a fundamental background in engineering drawing to the students, which will enable them to work more effectively in the various fields of engineering. It will emphasize on the introduction to engineering drawing, fundamentals of engineering drawing, geometry, orthographic and isometric drawing. This course also introduces the sectional and flowchart drawing and computer aided engineering drawing to the students.

 

SKPP 2113  Thermodynamics

Definition of system, fundamental quantities, pressure, temperature. State of system: phase and phase diagram, PVT surfaces, equation of state – perfect gas law, real gas, and Van der Waal equation. Heat and work: definition, work done by a close system, work in flow process, definition of heat, specific, and Van der Wall heat equation.  First law of thermodynamics: potential, kinetic, and internal energy, reversible and irreversible processes, enthalpy, application to closed and open systems. Second law of thermodynamics: statement of second law, heat engine, absolute temperature scale, and entropy. Devices for the transfer of heat and work: thermodynamics of flow process, compressor, and expander, refrigeration and gas liquefaction, and steam power plant.

 

SKPP 2133  Dynamics

This course is designed to introduce students to the second part of mechanics which deals with the analysis of particles and bodies in motion. It will include the kinematics and kinetics of particles and kinematics of rigid bodies. It will cover the rectilinear and curvilinear motion of particles, Newton second law of particles, work and energy for particles and kinematics of rigid bodies. At the end of the course, students should be able to demonstrate and apply the knowledge by solving various problems involving kinematics and kinetics of particles and kinematics of rigid bodies, which forms the basis of further engineering subjects.

 

SKPU 1123  Fluid Mechanics

Physics of fluid: what is fluid, some definitions, surface tension, compressible andIncompressible flow, classes of flow, and physical classification. Fluid statics: pressure, differential equations of fluid statics, manometry, fluid force on submerge bodies, buoyancy and stability of floating bodies, and liquid in relative equilibrium. Fluid in motion: continuity equation, energy and mass equilibrium, Euler, Bernoulli and Momentum equations. Friction in fluid flow: velocity profile in pipes, roughness, friction factor, Moody chart. Flow measurement: venturi and pitot tube, orifice, notches and weirs. Pump and pumping: principle, types, selection, and application of pumps. Dimensional analysis, similitude in fluid mechanics, parameters of incompressible and compressible flow.

 

SKPU 1243  Introduction to Engineering

Overview engineering, the profession and its requirements in the Malaysian scenario. Communication (oral and written) and teamwork skills. Mind mapping, learning styles and time management. Basic calculations and unit conversions.  Create an engineering graph and solving iterative problems using computer. This course employs Cooperative Learning (CL) and grooms students with skills for Cooperative Problem-based Learning (CPBL).

 

SKPU 1711  Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

The course covers seven fluid mechanics-related experiments which are friction losses in pipe, stability of floating body, jet impact, flow measurement, centrifugal pump, forced vortex flow, and calibration of bourdon tube pressure gauge.

 

SKPU 2711  Thermodynamics and Mechanics of Material Laboratory

This laboratory course contains seven experiments that are covered basic concepts in Thermodynamics and Strength of Material. Laboratory experiments are designed for hand-on experience to understand the engineering principles. The experiments application includes First Law of Thermodynamics, Second Law of Thermodynamics, Properties of Pure Substance and Properties & Strength of Materials. This course also emphasizes the technical writing aspect where all students’ observation and arguments of each experiment must be reported in proper format.

 

Islamic Studies and Social Sciences

 

UHAS 1172  Malaysian Dynamics

This course is designed for Malaysia students. It introduces a range of social science disciplines, which includes knowledge of sociology, political science, history and international relations. This course will add value to the UTM students to develop self-esteem, promote unity among students, and produce students with a dynamic and global thinking.

 

UHAS 1162 Arts, Customs and Beliefs of Malaysian 

This course is designed for First Year foreign undergraduates. Students will be exposed to various aspects of the Malaysian culture such as the belief system, religious festivals, customs and etiquette of different racial groups in Malaysia. They will also be introduced to Malaysian traditional music, arts and crafts.

 

UHAS 3102  Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development

This course introduces the concepts and principles of entrepreneur ship and the process of starting a business venture.  A three-stage approach is used to achieve the course learning outcome: (a) understanding the individual characteristics of an entrepreneur,  (b) analysis business opportunities and forming an entrepreneurial venture, and (c) developing a business plan for the venture.  During the first stage, students will be exposed to the concepts and principles of entrepreneurship and individual characteristics and the required skills to successfully manage business ventures.  After that, they will be introduced to techniques and tools to analyse and assess business ideas and the procedures to set up business ventures in Malaysia.  Finally, they will be guided through every stage of the business plan development using their business ideas as case study.  In addition to guided T&L, students will also be exposed to real life entrepreneurial activities through entrepreneurship carnivals containing talks by successful entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial workshops, and entrepreneurial activities.

 

UICI 1012  Islamic and Asian Civilizations (TITAS 1)

This course discusses Civilization: the concept of civilization and its main characteristics, the interaction between civilizations, the similarities and differences between civilizations; Civilization, issues and challenges of contemporary Islamic Civilization, Western domination and globalization; Malay civilization, Islamic civilization influence on the Malay community, Malaysia and challenges of civilization: colonialism, secularism, Malay civilization as the foundation civilization of Malaysia, the Islamic revival and its application in Malaysia: Chinese civilization: The universal views and the values of the Chinese civilization, the role of Islamic Civilisation in China, and the effect of interaction between Chinese civilization and foreign civilization; Indian Civilization: Universal views  and values of the Indian civilization, the role of Islamic civilization in India and the effects of interaction with foreign civilization.

 

UICI 2022  Science, Technology and Mankind

This course discusses the philosophy of knowledge in terms of definitions, concepts, theories, historical development, cultural knowledge, and knowledge transfer.  Also discussed are science and Islam in terms of concepts, historical development, the Islamic view of learning science, methodology of Islamic science, and comparison between Islamic science and Western science.  The next discussion is about technology in terms of concepts, historical development, the solutions to current issues, and the relationship between technology and divinity.  Also included within the scope of this discussion are the things associated with mankind in terms of concepts, theories, the creation of mankind, the status and human responsibility, and the factors of human dignity and purpose of its creation.  This course also discusses the accomplishments of Islamic scholars in science and technology.


UKQ* ***1 Co-Curriculum I & II (Two Credits Minimum)

 

This course is handled by Co-curriculum and General Courses Unit of UTM. For registration, student must follow the list of courses offered for every semester.

The objective of this course is to fulfill the objective of the university to create a balance and all-rounded education in order to prepare students to be more matured with:

 

(1)  Training in leaderships with greater emphasize on organization discipline and team-work among  the students.

(2)  Training that can provide a room for students to strengthen and develop their talents and skills for own benefit and society.

(3)  Training that can promote team – work within the society and community.

 

UKQS 1061 Badminton

This course introduces students to the technique of playing badminton, basic skills of playing badminton and conducting games as well as managing a badminton tournament.

 

UKQT 1371 Lovely Soul (Budi Penyayang)

This course introduces students onto the community program and wellfare together with team working spirit. Students involve into community works such as works for disable people, orphan, etc.

 

ULAB 1122  English for Academic Communication

This course prepares students for skills needed to perform academic tasks, such as taking notes from written and oral texts, producing academic assignments and giving oral presentations. Through these tasks, students will practice various skills such as looking for information from various sources (print, Internet, etc.), extracting information from different text types, making notes of information obtained, expanding notes into coherent extended text, and presenting information as well giving viewpoints in an oral presentation.

 

ULAB 2122  Advanced English for Academic Communication

This course prepares students for advanced academic communication in English with emphasis on oral communication skills.  Students will be assigned projects that require them to look for and extract relevant information from various sources.  In the process of completing the projects assigned, students will put into practice various skills developed in the earlier subject as well as skills in collecting data through interviews and questionnaire survey, integrating and presenting information (in oral and written modes), time management and group interaction.  The various oral activities such as presenting a proposal of the project, giving a briefing on the progress of the report

and presenting the completed report are designed to build students’ oral communication skills and confidence in expressing themselves, i.e. skills that are much needed in their studies and career.

 

ULAB 3**2  English Elective

This elective course has been designed to improve students reading, and communication skills. Students are required to choose only one course from the followings: ULAB 3112 English for Workplace Communication, ULAB 3132 Reading for Specific Purposes, ULAB 3142 Writing for Specific Purposes, and ULAB 3152 Effective Oral Communication Skills.

 

Effective Oral Communication Skills

The course focuses on the techniques of producing good spoken discourse which include public communication such as impromptu and public speeches, group discussion and negotiation.  Aspects of sound and speech production will be introduced to improve intelligibility and communicability.  Basic principles of oral communication and the importance of non-verbal communication will be introduced for effective communication.  Students will have substantial practice in oral communication through in-class tasks and activities.  These tasks and activities will enhance students’ confidence in using English for academic and professional purposes.

U*** 2**2 Generic Development or Globalisation

Malaysian students are allowed to choose a course from either the Generic Development or Globalization cluster, which are offered by various faculties via the Centre of General Courses and Co-Curriculum, i.e. Ethnic Relations, Islamic Institutions, Islam and Current Issues, Energy Security, etc. International students are made compulsory to take ULAM 1112 (Malay Language for Communication).


UHAS 1152  Ethnic Relations

This course discusses about the community, sosio and basic concepts of sosiology in ethnic relations. The course also highligh the growth and formed of Malaysian ethnic. Focus given onto the issues and challenge by multi ethnics in Malaysia to united.

 

UICI 2042  Islamic Institutions

Family and society institution, marriage, parent skill, duties and responsibilities of family, Ummah concept social guarantee and control. Education: society, role, manners, and responsibilities in education. Economic institution: philosophy and objective of justice in economy.  Institution of Law and judgment system: principle, sources, quality of Islamic laws and differences between modern laws. Institutions of Qada, hisbah, Tahkim, and Mazalim. Islamic judgment system that practice in Malaysia: principles and types of government and administration.

 

UICI 3032  Islam and Current Issues

Symptoms of moral decadency, economic issues, development and environment, Ethics issues in science and technology, globalisation issue and conflict of Western and Eastern civilization. Challenges that faced by Malaysian today.Government  and administration: Parliament system, Republic, Democracy, and Autocracy. Trend of opinion post modernism, the questions of religious extremism and fundamentalism.Ethnic relation issue and chauvinism, and related issues with Islamic credibility.

 

UKPU 2112 Energy Security

The course examines the relationship between security and supplies and demands of energy resources. The course will highlight policy challenges to integrate diverse economic, geopolitical and environmental objectives by examining selected energy security policy issues and approaches. The course will examine how the demands of the growing energy consumption will present significant impact and challenges to the Malaysian and international community. The course is set to provide students with a basis for better understanding the emergence of energy issues, energy security and energy policy and its effect on environment and economy as critical components in international relations study. Emphasize will be given to new technologies and innovations to shift petroleum based economies to a new renewable energy. The course takes energy security as its launching point, exploring not only how countries shape their grand strategies to meet their energy needs, but also how such actions have implications for other countries and the international system. Case studies will be included in the course.

 

ULAM 1112   Malay Language for Communication

This course is a university requirement for international Bachelor degree students from the non-Malay regions. The course focuses on oral communication to enable students to interact and socialize with the local community. At the end of the course students should be able to communicate in basic Malay language in different contexts.

 

U*** 2**2 General Elective

Students are allowed to choose a course from the Innovation and Creativity cluster which are offered by various faculties via the Centre of General Courses and Co-Curriculum: Research Methodology, Creative and Critical Thinking, Creative and Innovactive Design for Competition, Innovation and Creativity, and Innovative Design Practice for Wealth Creation.

 

Science and Mathematics

SSCE 1693  Engineering Mathematics 1

This is a first course in Engineering Mathematics. It covers topics including differentiation and integration which focus on hyperbolic and inverse functions. Improper integrals are also studied. Vectors and matrices including basic operations, solving related problems in three dimensions are discussed. In addition, vector spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors are introduced. Sketching of polar graphs is discussed. This course also covers complex numbers, function of complex variable, series and power series.

 

SSCE 1793  Differential Equations

This is an introductory course on differential equations. Topics include first order ordinary differential equations (ODEs), linear second order ODEs with constant coefficients up to fourth order, the Laplace transform and its inverse, Fourier series, and partial differential equations (PDEs). Students will learn how to classify and solve first order ODEs, use the technique of undermined coefficients, variation of parameters and the Laplace transform to solve ODEs with specified initial and boundary conditions, and use the technique of separation of variables to solve linear second order PDEs and the method of d’Alembert to solve wave equation.


SSCE 1993  Engineering Mathematics 2

This course is about multivariable calculus of real and vector-valued functions. The basic theory of partial derivatives and multiple integrals of real functions with their applications are discussed. This theory is extended to vector valued functions to describe motion in space, directional derivates, gradient, divergence and curl, line integrals, surface integrals and volume integral. Related theorems, namely Green’s Theorem, Stokes’ Theorem and Gauss Divergence Theorem and their applications are discussed.

 

SSCE 2193  Engineering Statistics

This course begins with basic statistics, elementary probability theory and properties of probability distributions. Introduction to sampling distribution, point and interval estimation of parameters and hypothesis testing are also covered. Simple linear regression and one-way analysis of variance are also taught in this course. Students are taught on how to use and incorporate statistical tools and software for solving engineering statistics problem through a group assignment.

 

SSCE 2393  Numerical Methods

This course discusses problem solving using numerical methods the involve non-linear equations, systems of linear equation, interpolation and curve fitting, numerical differentiation and numerical integration, eigenvalue problems, ordinary differential equations, and partial differential equations.

 

SSCK 1293  Analytical Chemistry for Engineering

This course provides an introduction to quantitative chemical analysis, with emphasis on wet chemistry and instrumental methods. Topics in wet chemistry include introduction to analytical chemistry, sampling, sample preparation, data analysis, gravimetric analysis and volumetric analysis. The course also introduces the principles, instrumentation, and application of chromatographic and spectroscopic methods such as gas chromatography, HPLC, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, atomic absorption and atomic emission spectroscopy.

 

SSCK 1603  Organic Chemistry: Functional Groups

This course discusses the fundamental concepts of functional groups in organic compounds. These include aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, phenols, organohalogen compounds, ethers, epoxides, aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids. In each topic, the students will be introduced to the structures of the functional groups and the nomenclatures (common names and IUPAC names). Physical properties, preparations, reactions and visual test will also be discussed. Interconversion of the related functional groups and their reaction mechanisms are also included.

 

SSCK 1831  Organic Chemistry Practical

This course introduces the classifications, synthesis and reaction of biomolecules such as carbohydrates, peptides, proteins and lipids. It will also emphasiz on the three-dimensioal structures and fundamental concepts of stereochemistry. Infrared spectroscopy is included as a technique in charaterising the functional groups of compounds.

 

SSCK 1891  Analytical Chemistry Practical

This course strengthens student understanding of the concepts in Analytical Chemistry through experiments conducted in the laboratory. Experiments consist of application of classical methods such as volumetry and gravimetry and modern instrumental chemical techniques such as chromatography and spectroscopy. Upon completion, students should b able to perform analytical chemistry experiments using general analytical techniques and us instruments to measure data, analyze, manipulate, discuss and report data.

 

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