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 members of staff. In September 2011, the Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering was officially established and moved 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 programs and to enhance wealth creation through research & development, commercialization, collaboration and consultation in the area of engineering design, process, automation and system.
The faculty also aim to be the centre for acquiring and dissipating knowledge in the fields of manufacturing and mechatronic engineering. The acquisition is done through the activities of research, development, project works and professional networking. The dissemination of knowledge is made through consultancy work, workshops, seminars and professional writing. This philosophy is achieved through a curriculum which places an emphasis on various disciplines involving studies on technologies of manufacturing process, manufacturing systems and mechatronic engineering .
In summary, these programmes aim 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 of this program whilst the management aspect focuses on the study on human, financial and communication factors.
The Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, which is surrounded by lakes and with the sea breeze of the South China Sea, is located in the town of Pekan, Pahang. 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. The faculty offers engineering academic qualifications for both undergraduate and postgraduate 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 of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering 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.