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.

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.

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

  • Career opportunities Automation/ Mechanical / Manufacturing / Semiconductor / Electrical / Electronics / Instrumentation / Automotive / Energy / Building Services Sectors

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.
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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
  • 12 Sep
ESTIMATED FEES
MALAYSIAN STUDENT
  • RM66,050
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
  • RM72,150
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
 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)