This programme is specifically designed to provide:
- 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, electonics and computing engineering. Students will be to integrate these four diverse.
- The technical skills to design, analyse and test “intelligent” products or processes that incorporate suitable controller, sensor and mechatronic devices for robotics and automation.
- Pass STPM with at least principal / full pass / grade C (CGPA 2.0) in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry and pass SPM with credit in Mathematics and one of the relevant Science subjects - Physics / Chemistry / Technical / Vocational; OR
- Pass 'A' Levels with at least a pass in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry and pass 'O' Levels / GCSE or equivalent with Grade C in Mathematics and one of the science subjects - Physics or Chemistry; OR
- Pass UEC or Senior Middle Three (SM3) with Grade B in five (5) subjects including Mathematics and one of the relevant Science subjects - Physics or Chemistry and a pass in Bahasa Malaysia; OR
- Pass the APU Foundation or equivalent; OR
- A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.
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.
The students, upon completion of their study, should attain the following outcomes:
- Ability to gain and apply principles of Mathematics, Science and Engineering.
- Ability to identify engineering problems and apply engineering principles to solve them.
- Ability to recognize and apply suitable tools and techniques for engineering practical applications.
- Ability to investigate complex engineering problems using research techniques.
- Ability to design innovative solutions for complex engineering problems.
- Ability to communicate effectively and professionally.
- Ability to comprehend and demonstrate current good practices of engineering for sustainable development and environmental considerations.
- Ability to practice safety, health, social, cultural and legal responsibilities as an engineer.
- 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.
- Ability to recognize the need for, and be able to engage in independent and life-long learning towards continuous professional development.
- Ability to demonstrate and apply the knowledge and understanding of engineering management and finance.
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These modules provide an appropriate platform for an Engineering Professional to understand the basic principles of engineering in the areas of Circuit Analysis, Analogue and Digital Electronics, Engineering Materials, Engineering Statics & Dynamics and Engineering Design.
In addition, a thorough grounding in principles of IT and management are provided by the Programming and Management modules. Modules such as Engineering Mathematics and Introduction to Management provide the basic academic skills required to meet the demands of employers. Important and relevant skills for managing activities and for your own independent learning are also introduced.
- Analysis of Circuits
- Engineering Materials
- Introduction to Management
- Engineering Mathematics 1
- Introduction to C Programming
- Engineering Mathematics 2
- Instrumentation & Measurement
- Engineering Design
- Engineering Statics & Dynamics
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.
Here, you start specialising in modules that develop the necessary underlying knowledge and skills in Mechatronic Engineering. Further, in-depth Electronic and Mechanical skills are developed here with modules such as Electromagnetic Field Theory, Engineering Software & Applications, Analogue Electronics, Digital Electronics, Sensor & Actuators, Introduction to Power System, Signals & Linear Systems and Strength of Materials. Engineering Mathematics is provided for the better understanding of the engineering modules.
- Analogue Electronics
- Introduction to Power System
- Engineering Mathematics 3
- Electromagnetic Field Theory
- Digital Electronics
- Engineering Software & Applications
- Signals & Linear Systems
- Strength of Material
- Sensor & Actuators
- Intermediate Robotics
Specialised knowledge and skills in the areas of Machine Design, CAD/CAM, Advance Robotics, Control Engineering, Communication Engineering Principle, Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer, PLC & Pneumatic System, and Numerical Methods & Statistics, are a critical focus of this level. There is further development of the ability to apply relevant engineering skills with strong critical thinking and analysis.
- Control Engineering
- Communication Engineering Principles
- Microprocessor Systems & Embedded Software
- Numerical Methods & Statistics
- Power Electronic & Drives
- Machine Design
- PLC & Pneumatic System
Electives (Choose One)
- Advance Robotics
- Digital Signal Processing
Industry placement with a suitable organisation for a minimum period of 12 weeks, after completing Year 3 and before the commencement of Year 4.
The final year Engineering modules provide the necessary industry application technological skills which will become very useful for employment upon graduation. These modules include, Product Creation Technology, Mechatronic Design, and Fluid Mechanics. Your personal and professional development is enhanced by the module in Engineer in Society and Engineering Project Management. You will enhance your technical capability and understand how to innovate, generate and manage the creation of new ideas.
The Project Phase I (Investigation) in Mechatronic Engineering will enable students to take on R&D with commercialisation. The Mechatronic Engineering Project Phase II (Implementation) also develops the academic and practical aspects of your chosen areas of study and reinforces your independent learning skills. This is where you will demonstrate higher level critical thinking, analysis and solutions development skills which will enhance your employability.
- Engineering Project Management
- Project Phase I (Investigation)
- Project Phase II (Implementation)
- Engineer in Society
- Mechatronics Design
- Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
- Product Creation Technology
CAREERS IN MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING
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.