Bachelor of Science (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering |

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Dual Award programme

Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic engineering is at the forefront of developing new technologies for a number of industries including transport, healthcare, construction, and robotics. This engineering discipline is built on the idea of improving systems to help humanity. Smart phones that revolutionized the communication world, sensors and embedded system that is part of “smart homes” and autonomous car wouldn’t have been possible without this engineering field.

  • Nikola Tesla (pioneer of commercial electricity and electromagnetism), Thomas Edison (developer of the light bulb and inventor of the record player), Marcian Hoff (inventor of the microprocessor) and Martin Cooper (inventor of the mobile phone) are some of the inspirational personnel with electrical and electronic background.

  • In industry 4.0, Electrical and Electronic Engineering would be fundamental in connectivity and communication section, human-machine interaction as well as advanced manufacturing since most smart system would rely on numerous sensors for real time analysis.

Why Study Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Graduates of the programme can be in a broad area of applications which include industries such as integrated circuit(IC), automotive, aerospace, power plants, telecommunication and many more.

  • You can analyse, test, design, construct, and manage various engineering systems and be 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 is beneficial as it provides the intellectual challenge to students especially in the final year and when carrying out their final year project.

  • This Electrical and Electronic programme provides a well-established balance between theory and practical. The curriculum consists of a good mix of general courses in Electrical and Electronic as well as offer three elective courses (Electronics/Electrical/Communication).

  • This programme prepares you with a solid foundation in Electrical and Electronic Engineering to enable you to pursue a Master’s degree both in coursework as well as research mode.

  • Career opportunities in Automation/ Manufacturing / Semiconductor / Electrical / Electronics / Instrumentation / Embedded Systems / Energy / IC design

Programme Educational Objectives
  • A science analyst who is highly and technically competent in supporting the science and engineering industry with the potential to assume leadership position.

  • A science analyst who pursue continuous professional development and contribute meaningfully in society related activities.

Programme Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply basic knowledge and fundamental principles of mathematics, science and engineering to design engineering problems.

  2. Plan and conduct experimental investigations of broadly-defined problem, analyse the results and findings, and hence design engineering systems to a given specification.

  3. Apply appropriate techniques, resources, and engineering tools to well‐defined engineering activities, with an awareness of the limitations and taking into account the need for sustainable development in creating solutions to relevant engineering problems.

  4. Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering practices.

  5. Communicate effectively with the engineering community and function effectively as members or leaders in diverse technical teams.

  6. Solve broadly-defined engineering problems systematically to reach substantiated conclusions, using tools and techniques appropriate to relevant engineering discipline.

  7. Recognize the need for professional development and to engage in independent and lifelong learning.

  8. Demonstrate an awareness of management, business practices and entrepreneurship.

Dual Award title:
KDU Penang University College AwardNorthumbria University Award
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Note: Students choose the Power specialization
BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Power Systems)
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Note: Students choose the Microelectronic specialization
BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Microelectronic Systems)
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Note: Students choose the Communication specialization
BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Communication Systems)
*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.
Validated by:

Programme Structure
3 years (Full Time)
6 years (Part Time)
KDU Penang University College
  • Engineering Statics & Dynamics
  • Computer Programming
  • Circuit Theory
  • Digital Electronics
  • Engineering Skills in Experimentation and Presentation
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Telecommunication System Principles
  • Electronic Devices
  • Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
  • Electric Power and Machines
  • Introduction to Inventive Problem Solving in Engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Preparatory Course Or Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Hubungan Etnik Or Pengajian Malaysia 3 (Foreign Students)
  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • C Programming
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Signals, Circuits and Systems
  • Power Generation and Transmission
  • Numerical Methods
  • Digital Systems
  • Communication Systems
  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Engineering Design
  • Operational Management and Engineering Economics
  • MPU3123 TITAS OR MPU3143 Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (Foreign Students)
  • MPU3392 Ethics and Moral 3
  • MPU3402 Holistic Professional Development
  • Project Management
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Manufacturing Analysis
  • Individual Engineering Project 1
  • Individual Engineering Project 2
  • Electronic Circuit Design
  • Power Electronics and Drive Systems
  • Industrial Attachment
For elective courses, students have to choose one of the following package:

  1. Very Large Scale Integration
  2. Digital System Design and Implementation
  3. Embedded Systems

  1. High Voltage Engineering
  2. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems
  3. Power System Analysis

  1. Wireless and RF Communication System Design
  2. Optical Communication System Design
  3. Computer Networking and Security
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
  • 22 Jan
  • 17 June
  • 3 Sept
  • RM76,535
  • RM82,785
Entry Requirements
  • STPM 
Pass STPM with NGMP 2.0 / Grade C in Mathematics and Physical Science subject (Physics/Chemistry)
  • GCE A Level
Pass A-Level with Principal Pass in Mathematics and Physical Science subject (Physics/Chemistry)
  • UEC
5 Credits (Min B6) including Mathematics and one Science subject
  • Matriculation / Foundation
Pass with CGPA ≥ 2.00 including Mathematics and Science subject  
  • Australian Matriculation/ Foundation
ATAR score of 70
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
27/42 points from 6 subjects
Diploma in Engineering Recognised Diploma with CGPA ≥ 2.00
  • Advance standing for those transferring from other degree/diploma programmes subject to approval of Northumbria University.
Local Student
Year 1
  • MUET Band 2; or
  • IELTS Band 5; or
  • TOEFL CBT (180) / IBT (57)
Year 2
  • KDU Diploma; or
  • Recognised Diploma from other institutions (conducted in English)
International Student
Year 1
  • IELTS Band 5.5 (with no component below 5.5); or
  • TOEFL PBT (454) / IBT (44); or
  • Cambridge English CAE (160); or
  • Cambridge English CPE (180); or
  • PTE Academic 43; or
  • MUET Band 4
Year 2
  • KDU Diploma; or
  • Recognised Diploma from other institutions (conducted in English)