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Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering with Honours

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyAPU Malaysia Degree
Course Duration48 months
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FeesRM102,000 + GBP 375/year*
Fees (International Student) RM 117,900 + GBP 375/year *
FacultySchool of Engineering
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyEngineering & Engineering Trades
Course Description

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • High-quality undergraduate engineering education by providing students with a curriculum that is firmly grounded in Mechatronic engineering fundamentals.
  • A study of basic engineering sciences and fundamentals of mechanical, electrical, electronics and computer engineering. Students will be able to integrate these four disciplines.
  • The technical skills to design, analyse and test “intelligent” products or processes that incorporate suitable controller, sensor and mechatronic devices for robotics and automation.

This programme is accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).

http:// www.bem.org.my/engineering-accreditation-council

Programme Educational Objectives:

Graduates of APU Bachelor of Engineering in their respective programs are expected within five years of graduation to attain the following programme educational objectives:

  • Be a practicing engineer contributing to the development of Mechatronic Engineering while demonstrating professionalism.
  • Pursue engineering innovation via career advancement opportunities and/or advanced studies in Mechatronic Engineering.

Mechatronic Engineering is concerned with the creation, design and building of intelligent machines. This new breed of engineer has to master skills in mechanical, electronic and computer engineering and work in a hybrid manner, meeting an ever-increasing need in industry where complexity of projects is rising and resources are limited. The main areas of activity are:

  • Fundamental design and build - ways of embedding intelligence and interfacing to the real world
  • Process control - plant condition monitoring and control
  • Advance robotics and intelligent Machines
  • Image Processing and collision avoidance
  • Industrial system such as CIM system, CAD/CAM system
  • Design and develop a Mechatronics system

 

Programme Outcomes:

The students, upon completion of their study, should attain the following outcomes:

  • Ability to gain and apply principles of Mathematics, Science and Engineering to the solutions of complex engineering problems
  • Ability to undertake complex engineering problem analysis and apply engineering principles to solve them.
  • Ability to select and use suitable tools and techniques for complex engineering problems
  • Ability to investigate complex engineering problems using research techniques.
  • Ability to design innovative solutions for complex engineering problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally on complex engineering activities
  • Ability to comprehend and demonstrate good practices of engineering in sustainable development and environmental considerations for the solutions of complex engineering problems 
  • Ability to engage in professional engineering practice for safety, health, social, cultural and legal responsibilities in developing solutions for complex engineering problems
  • Ability to execute the responsibilities of an Engineer professionally and ethically.
  • Ability to function effectively as a team leader or a member in a team within multi-disciplinary settings.
  • Ability to recognize the need for, and be able to engage in independent and life-long learning towards continuous professional development
  • Ability to demonstrate entrepreneurship skills, engineering project management and economic decision making in multidisciplinary environments

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Curriculum

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will understand the basic principles of engineering in the areas of Circuit Analysis, Engineering Materials, Instrumentation & Measurement and Engineering Design. Other modules aim to provide the basic academic skills required to meet the demands of employers, as well as thorough grounding in principles of IT and management. Important and relevant skills for managing activities and for their own independent learning are also introduced.

Common Modules

  • Analysis of Circuits
  • Instrumentation & Measurement
  • Introduction to Management
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Introduction to C Programming
  • Industry 4.0
  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Statics & Dynamic

 

DEGREE LEVEL 2

Here, students start specialising in modules that develop the necessary underlying knowledge and skills in Mechatronic Engineering with modules such as Analogue Electronics, Digital Electronics, Introduction to Electrical Systems, Electromagnetic Field Theory, Engineering Software & Applications, Signals and Linear Systems,Strength of Materials, Robotics Technology and Sensor & Actuators. Engineering Mathematics is provided for the better understanding of the engineering modules.

Common Modules

  • Analogue Electronics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Introduction to Electrical Systems
  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Electromagnetic Field Theory
  • Engineering Software & Applications
  • Signals and Linear Systems

Specialised Modules

  • Strength of Material
  • Robotics Technology
  • Sensors & Actuators

 

DEGREE LEVEL 3

Specialised knowledge and skills in the areas of Control Engineering, Communication Engineering Principles, Numerical Methods & Statistics, Microprocessor Systems & Embedded Software, Machine Design, Fluid Mechanics, PLC & Pneumatic System and Machine Vision & Intelligence are the critical focus of this level. This is a further development of the ability to apply relevant engineering skills with strong critical thinking and analysis. Independent learning continues in all modules.

Common Modules

  • Control Engineering
  • Communication Engineering Principles
  • Numerical Methods & Statistics
  • Microprocessor Systems & Embedded Software
  • Engineering Project Management

Specialised Modules

  • Machine Design
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • PLC & Pneumatics Systems
  • Machine Vision & Intelligence

Elective Modules (choose 1)

  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Power Electronics & Drive

 

INTERNSHIP (16 weeks)

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

 

DEGREE LEVEL 4

The final year Engineering modules provide the necessary industry application and technological skills which become very useful for employment upon graduation. Students’ personal and professional development, technical capability and understanding of how to innovate, generate and manage the creation of new ideas will be enhanced. Students will deliver several Engineering Projects where they will demonstrate higher level critical thinking, analysis and solutions development skills which will enhance their employability.

Common Modules

  • Project Phase 1 (Investigation)
  • Project Phase 2 (Implementation)
  • Group Design Project
  • Engineer in Society

Specialised Modules

  • Analogue Integrated Circuits & Systems
  • CAD/ CAM
  • Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer
  • Product Creation Technology

Elective Modules (choose 1)

  • Cloud Infrastructure & Services
  • Internet of Things: Concepts & Applications

MQA Compulsory Subjects *

  • Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Co-Curriculum

(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency)

Entry Requirements

DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:

STPM         

  2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry), and a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM Level or its equivalent.

 

A-LEVEL

  2 Passes in A-Level including Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry), and a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM/O-Level/ IGCSE or its equivalent.

 

UEC

• 5 Grade B’s in UEC, including Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry).

 

FOUNDATION/ MATRICULATION

• Passed the relevant Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0) with a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.

 

Direct Entry to level 2 of the Degree:

• Successful completion of the APU/APIIT Diploma or

• Successful completion of studies in another recognised institute with academic credits equivalent to Level 1 of an Honours Degree (Subject to the approval of the APU/APIIT Academic Board)

Intake Months

March, June, Sept, Nov

Career Prospects

The Mechatronic Engineering course provides the technical and creative know-how needed to achieve the best possible engineering career path. Graduates are also sought after for management positions because of their broad skill base and knowledge of state-of-the-art technology. Careers span the range of fields which are normally covered by mechanical, electrical and computer engineering. Roles include designing consumer machines, industrial machines, robotics and automation for advanced manufacturing, robot control systems or aviation electronics, software and hardware development for real-time computer control systems among others.

  • Automation Engineer
  • Mechatronic Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Service Engineer
  • QA/QC Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Support Engineer
  • R&D Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • IoT Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Plant Engineer
  • Design Engineer

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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