FAQs

1. What sort of career options do engineering graduates have?
Semiconductor/ Electrical/ Electronics/ Instrumentation/ Audio & Video/ Automative/  Construction/ Manufacturing/ Energy/ Building Services Sectors.
 
2. What is the difference between Mechatronics and Microelectronics?
Mechatronics is broad-based and specifically designed to integrate four major areas – electrical, electronics, robotics and mechanical engineering - into one stream. These courses give students theoretical and practical introduction to a career in electrical, electronics, robotics and mechanical engineering. This comprehensive, organised and focused programme provides the students with more flexibility in choosing or tailoring their career paths and endeavours.
 
Microelectronics programme introduces students to the concepts of Physical Electronics, VLSI Technology, design and fabrication of miniaturized electronic devices, as well as systems designed for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.
 
3. I’m interested in Engineering but I’m not sure what programme to choose. Which would you recommend I enrol into?
This depends on the individual. If you like hands-on practical training, then mechatronics is more suitable; however, if you like electronics computer-aided design type of work, then microelectronics will be more suitable for you.
 
4. Can I get industrial experience whilst studying for my degree?
Yes, engineering students will undergo internship in the industry for 12 weeks during the diploma as well as degree studies.  In the near future, the internship period for engineering degree programmes will be increased to 6 months as per the feedback provided by the industry which suggests a 3-month internship is too short.

5. What is the credit system in a programme?
A credit is a numerical value assigned to each subject which reflects the number of hours the class will meet with the professor each week and the number of hours the students spend studying on their own.
 
6. What is a GPA?
Grade Point Average (GPA) is a numeric indicator for a student's academic performance in a semester, calculated on a scale of 4.0.
 
7. What is the grading system in KDU Penang University College?
Letter grades are used to indicate a student's academic performance, A, B, C etc. Each letter grade has a numeric value which is used to calculate a GPA, on a scale of 4.0.
 
8. How are grades determined?
Grades are typically determined by but not limited to quizzes, midterms, final exams, papers, projects, class attendance and class participation.