Bachelor of Science (Hons) Mechatronics Engineering |

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Mechatronics Engineering

Dual Award programme

Mechatronics Engineering

Mechatronics is the most wide-ranging of the engineering discipline and is applicable to industry, government, environment and society. The manufacturing industry plays a prominent role in Penang’s economy. For this industry to continue to flourish there is a need for more qualified and trained manpower to support automation to ensure the smooth running of the industry.

Mechatronics is considered 'modern mechanical engineering ‘, that it integrates mechanical system with electrical & electronic for better feedback and control into a complete system.

In industry 4.0, machines are and robot are connected for better operations, productivity, reliability maintainability; supported by smart system. Mechatronics is the discipline contributes to industrial automation.

This dual award degree offers students an outstanding educational experience in which students not only receive a KDU Penang University College degree but also a UK degree award from the University of Lincoln.

Why Study Mechatronics Engineering

Graduates of the programme can in a broad area of applications which include industries such as machine tool, automotive, aerospace, power plants and many others.

You analyse, test, design, construct, and manage various engineering systems and are involved in the advancement of industries including automotive, aeronautical, robotics, software, manufacturing, semiconductor and building services industries.

The structure of the programme provides opportunity for industrial experience and specialisation in the final year. The industrial placement emphasises the relevance of the programme, increases confidence and enhances employment prospects. The idea of this attachment is to enable students to gain first-hand experience in industry as well as an insight to how theories are put into practice in the real engineering situations. This short attachment in industry was beneficial as it provides the intellectual challenge to students especially in the final year and when carrying out their final year project.

This Mechatronics programme provides a well-established balance between theory and practical. The curriculum consists of a good mix of general courses in Mechanical and Electrical & Electronic as well as core Mechatronics courses.

Dual Award title:
KDU Penang University College AwardUniversity of Lincoln Award
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Mechatronics EngineeringBEng (Hons) Automation Engineering
*Graduates will receive an award and transcript from both institutions
Graduates of a dual award degree programme receive a degree award from both KDU Penang University College and our partner university. A dual award degree programme constitutes completion of a single programme of study and is differentiated from a double –degree.
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Programme Structure
DURATION
3 years (Full Time)
6 years (Part Time)
PROGRAMME LOCATION
KDU Penang University College
YEAR 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Engineering Skills in Experimentation and Presentation (revised syllabus)
  • Computer Programming
  • Workshop Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Engineering Statics and Dynamics
  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Design
  • Electric Power and Machines (revised syllabus)
  • Introduction to Inventive Problem Solving in Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Preparatory Course Or Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Hubungan Etnik Or Pengajian Malaysia 3
YEAR 2
  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Thermo-Fluids Science
  • Strength of Materials
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Operational Management and Engineering Economics
  • Engineers in Society
  • TITAS OR Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Ethics and Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development
YEAR 3
  • Project Management
  • State-Space Control
  • Industrial Automation
  • Energy System and Conversion
  • Individual Engineering Project 1
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Signal Processing and System Identification
  • Heat Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Individual Engineering Project 2
  • Mechanical Design and Analysis
  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Advanced Manufacturing Systems
  • Dynamics of Machines
  • Industrial Attachment
The accreditation of this programme will be done by Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and not Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC). Hence, this 3-years BSc. (Hons) programme is not recognised by Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
INTAKE DATES
  • 22 Jan
  • 17 June
  • 3 Sept
ESTIMATED FEES
MALAYSIAN STUDENT
  • RM76,040
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
  • RM82,290

Talk to us about our easily accessible discounts and scholarships. Most students are successful in securing a significant reduction in their tuition fees, with KDU Penang in 2018 issuing more than RM7 million in scholarships! More information on our scholarships is available here.

Finance should not be a barrier to enrolling in this programme.
Entry Requirements
Academic QualificationMINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
  • STPM 
Minimum Standard
Pass STPM with NGMP 2.0 / Grade C in Mathematics and Physical Science subject (Physics/Chemistry)

Dual Award Required Standard
Pass STPM with minimum Grade B in Mathematics and Grade C in Physical Science (Physics/Chemistry) and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent
  • GCE A Level
Minimum Standard
Pass A-Level with Principal Pass in Mathematics and Physical Science subject (Physics/Chemistry)

Dual Award Required Standard
2 Principal Passes with minimum Grade B in Mathematics and Grade C in Physical Science and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent
  • UEC
5 Credits (Min B6) including Mathematics and one Science subject
  • Foundation (Foundation in Science) /Matriculation
Minimum Standard
Pass with CGPA ≥ 2.00  

Dual Award Required Standard
Pass with CGPA ≥ 3.00 including Mathematics and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent
  • Australian Matriculation/ Foundation
ATAR score of 70
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Minimum Standard
27/42 points from 6 subjects

Dual Award Required Standard
28/42 points overall, with higher level Grade 5 in Mathematics & Grade 4 in a Physical Science and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level.
  • Diploma 
Minimum Standard
A Diploma (Level 4 MQF) in Engineering or equivalent with CGPA ≥ 2.00.

Dual Award Required Standard
A Diploma (Level 4 MQF) in a relevant Engineering or equivalent with CGPA ≥ 2.50 and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent may be admitted subject to rigorous internal assessment process.
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT
Local StudentsYear 1
 Single Award
Minimum Standard
Dual Award
Minimum Standard
 Pass English at SPM level; orCredit in English (Min C) at SPM level; or
 MUET Band 2; orMUET Band 4; or
 IELTS Band 5; orIELTS Band 6 (with no component below 5.5); or
 TOEFL CBT (180) / IBT (57)TOEFL CBT (220) / IBT (79)*
 If applicants score between the minimum English language standard and the required dual award standard then other listed English qualifications will be considered if they decide to pursue the dual award programme:
  • SPM 1119 (O-Level English) (Min C); or
  • UEC English (Min B6); or
  • Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) 169, with no element below 162; or
  • PTE Academic 54; or
  • Cambridge English: Advanced CAE (Pre 2015) B2; or
  • KDU English Entrance Test 73
 
Year 2
  1. KDU Diploma; or
  2. Recognised Diploma from other institutions (conducted in English)
International StudentsYear 1
 Single Award
Minimum Standard
Dual Award
Minimum Standard
 MUET Band 3; orMUET Band 4; or
 IELTS Band 5; orIELTS Band 6
(with no component below 5.5); or
 TOEFL
PBT (410) / IBT (34)
TOEFL 
CBT (220) / IBT (79)
 If applicants score between the minimum English language standard and the required dual award standard then other listed English qualifications will be considered if they decide to pursue the dual award programme.
  • SPM English Credit (Min C); or
  • SPM 1119 (O-Level English) (Min C); or
  • UEC English (Min B6); or
  • Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015)169, with no element below 162; or
  • Cambridge English: Advanced CAE (Pre 2015) B2; or
  • PTE Academic 54; or
  • KDU English Entrance Test 73
 
Year 2
  1. KDU Diploma; or
  2. Recognised Diploma from other institutions (conducted in English)