The UMP Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering was initially established as Department of Manufacturing Engineering in Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology Management in May 2008 and located in UMP Gambang Campus with only five academic staffs. In September 2011 Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering was officially established, move from UMP Gambang campus to UMP Pekan campus.
The objectives of the establishment of the faculty was to produce competent engineering graduates by providing excellent engineering programmes and to enhance wealth creation through research & development, commercialization, collabration and consultation in the area of engineering design, process, automation and system.
The development of the faculty is also aimed to be the centre for acquiring and dissipating knowledge in the field pertaining to manufacturing and mechatronic engineering. The acquisition is through the activities of research, development, project works and professional networking. The dissemination is through consultancy work, workshops, seminars and professionals writing. This philosophy is achieved through a curriculum and emphasis on various discipline involving studies on technoligies of manufacturing process, manufacturing systems and mechtronic engineering .
In summary, these programmes are aimed to educate and train an engineer as a technologist for the manufacturing industry. The application of engineering and manufacturing principles in solving industrial problems is the main theme in this program whilst the management aspect focuses on the study on human, financial and communication factors.
Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering is located at the town of Pekan, Pahang is surrounded by the lakes and sea breeze of the South China Sea. The location is in the vicinity of ever growing industrial zone especially automotive industry which acts as a catalyst for research collaboration and academic proliferation. Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering offers engineering academic qualifications for both undergraduate and postgraduates level. All programmes offered by Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering are tailored to ensure high quality of the Faculty's graduates, aimed towards the achievement of Universiti Malaysia Pahang's vision.
For undergraduate level, the programmes offered are:
- Bachelor in Manufacturing Engineering
- Bachelor in Mechatronic Engineering
- Bachelor in Mechatronic Engineering (UMP-HsKA, Germany)
- As for postgraduate level, the faculty offers Masters of Industrial Engineering by coursework and Master of Science (M.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programmes specializing in wide area of research related to manufacturing and mechatronic engineering.