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APIIT - Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

2.5 years (7 Semesters)

APIIT Diploma

​26 Nov 2020

This APIIT Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering is designed to provide:

The Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme prepares you for careers in the Electrical, Electronics, Telecommunication, and Manufacturing environments. This programme offers a broad-based study in the areas of electrical and electronic engineering.

  • A full range of modules in the electrical and electronic engineering spectrum is provided.
  • Other skills necessary for the workplace are also provided. These include communication skills and life-long learning skills.
  • You will be equipped with the knowledge and expertise to face the challenges of business development in a wide range of electrical and electronic industries.

Admission Requirements:

3 Credits in at least 3 subjects at SPM level including Mathematics and any Science Subject (Science, Physics or Chemistry) with a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia, Sejarah (History) and English;

3 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 3 subjects at IGCSE/O-Levels including Mathematics and any Science Subjects (Science, Physics or Chemistry) with a minimum Pass in English at SPM/ O-Level/ IGCSE;

3 Credit (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects in UEC including Mathematics and any Science subject (Science, Physics or Chemistry) with a Pass in English;

Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or its equivalent with a pass in Mathematics, English and ONE (1) relevant science/technical/vocational subject at the SPM level;

Recognised Certificate in Engineering/Engineering Technology or its equivalent;

Recognised related Vocational and Technical/Skills Certificate or its equivalent with ONE (1) year of relevant work experience or a minimum of ONE (1) semester of a bridging programme;

A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

Malaysian Students who do not possess a Pass in English at SPM/IGCSE/UEC; will be required to sit for the APU English Placement Test, and based on the outcome of the test may be required to attend the APU Intensive English Programme (IEP) prior to commencement of the Foundation/Diploma/Certificate programme.


International Students

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements
Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering• IELTS : 5.0 
• TOEFL PBT : 410-417
• TOEFL IBT : 35-45
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3

Please note that under Ministry of Higher Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment.

Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.

Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (IGCSE, A-Levels, IB, American High School Diploma etc) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

The qualification and entry requirements for the programmes will be determined based on the "Comparison List of Equivalency of International Qualifications with SPM (O-Levels equivalent) and STPM (A-Levels equivalent)" published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)


Be a practicing engineering technician contributing to the development of Electrical or Electronic Engineering demonstrated through competence in fundamental engineering practices with an understanding of numerical techniques and current sustainable development practices through implementation of digital technologies and other engineering techniques.


Be a practicing engineering technician contributing to the development of Electrical or Electronic Engineering demonstrated through interpersonal, communication and entrepreneurial skills whilst upholding the highest standards of ethics and professionalism through independent and lifelong learning.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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

 Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the impact of engineering practices, taking into account the need for sustainable development.


Ability to analyse well-defined engineering problems in Electrical or Electronic Engineering with respect to operation and maintenance, including troubleshooting.


Ability to apply appropriate techniques, resources and engineering tools to well-defined engineering activities, with an awareness of the limitations.


Ability to demonstrate interpersonal skills to function effectively in a diverse technical team with consideration for societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and consequent responsibilities.


Ability to communicate effectively with the engineering community and society at large.


Ability to conduct investigations and assist in the design of solutions for engineering systems using various digital technology tools.


Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering fundamentals to well-defined engineering procedures and practices.


Ability to recognise the need for professional development and to engage in independent and lifelong learning.


Ability to demonstrate an awareness of management, business practices and entrepreneurship.


Ability to demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering practices.

What You Will Study:


In this semester, students will be introduced to preparatory modules which would be essential for them to embark on their journey in completion of their diploma. Students will be taught English for writing, reading and speaking together with basic Mathematics, Mechanics and Computing. Students are also required to take one General Studies module as required by the Malaysian Qualification Agency.


  • English for Academic Purpose
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Foundation of Engineering Mathematics
  • Practical IT Skills
  • General Studies Module


Continuition from semester 1; students study Mathematics in more depth and are exposed in professional communication and business to prepare them with skills essential to prepare them in the working world.


  • Professional Communications
  • Business Environment
  • Engineering Mathematics 1


In semester 3, students will continue studying Mathematics. They would also learn to construct simple logic circuits and to apply cocepts of magnetic and electrical field. In addition to these, they would be also learn on atomic structure, properties and failures of materials such as polymers and metal alloy.


  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles

From semester 4 onwards, students are introduced to core engineering modules. They would be learning on calculating currents and voltages in circuits using Kirchoff’s Law, network theorems and nodal and mesh analysis.They also learn about various types of instruments used for engineering measurements and has the opportunity to use them; preparing themselves with sufficient knowledge on lab equipments before they experience more labs in coming semesters. Students are also exposed to computer based 3D modelling, Boolean Algebra, Karnaugh map and construction of digital arithmetic circuits.


  • Analysis of Circuits
  • Communication Engineering Principles
  • Design Principles
  • Digital Electronics

Two of the modules in this semester uses programming languages. Students are taught on how to write assembly language programmes to programme the microprocessor and microcontroller  and also to design, implement and test alorithms in C programming. In addition to this, students are also exposed to analogue circuits and its analysis.


  • Microprocessor and Microcontroller Systems
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Problem Solving and Program Design using C
  • Generation, Transmission & Protection
  • Organisational Behaviour

During the final semester, students are taught to understand and solve problems involving three phase circuits, synchronous machines, transformers, transmission lines and power system protection, learn to interpret control process and transform the process into mathematical expression and learn on detailed construction, types, operating characteristics of DC & AC Machines and drives. Students also learn on modulation and demodulation of information carrying signals.


  • Control Systems
  • Electrical Machines and Drives
  • Instrumentation and Measurements
  • Final Year Project

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 8 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

* In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-curricular activities.

Further Studies:

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be eligible to progress into any of the following degree programmes offered at APU:

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunication Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering with Honours

- For the full listing of our Diploma Programmes, please refer to the Pre-University programme brochure.

Course Fees:

Malaysian StudentsInternational Students

RM 39,600

RM 46,800 (USD 11,700)

* Fees stated above do not include Deposits and other Miscellaneous Fees. Please refer to Fee Guide for details.

MQA Accreditation:

All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.