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Diploma in Mechatronic Engineering

2.5 Years
(7 Semesters)


Awarded by:
APU, Diploma

April 2023


SPM• 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;
IGCSE/O-LEVELS• 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.
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).


• IELTS : 5.0
• TOEFL IBT : 42
• Pearson (PTE) : 47
• MUET : Band 3

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This APU Diploma in Mechatronic Engineering is designed to provide:

  • Students acquire knowledge, skills and attributes enabling them to develop a broad understanding on clearly defined challenges in the mechatronics industry in accordance with the Dublin Accord.
  • Compulsory industrial training is incorporated into the syllabus to enable a generation of future proof aspiring engineers.
  • Soft skills which include communication skills, teamwork and life-long learning skills which remain pertinent to the resolution of challenges encountered today and in the future are provided.
  • Provide students with academic and professional skills to develop solutions requiring a holistic yet innovative outlook in mechatronics engineering.
  • Provide students with opportunity to progress seamlessly into degrees recognized by the Washington Accord in relevant areas and a Masters in Engineering from the United Kingdom.

In the first semester, students will be introduced to fundamental modules essential to qualify as graduates of a Dublin Accord accredited programme. Students willbe taught Instrumentation focusing on control processes that use sensory technology; Electrical and Electronic technology modules to understand the fundamental concepts of magnetic and electrical fields. Software based Engineering drawing will also be introduced to complement manufacturing of product.


  • Instrumentation
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Technology
  • Engineering Drawing

Continuation from semester 1; students study Mathematics in more depth. The Circuit Analysis module explains and finds out the current and voltage in each element of a network using Kirchhoff’s law, network theorems and nodal and mesh analysis. In addition, programming knowledge of the student is enhanced through Python, which is commonly used for task automation, robotics, data analysis, developing websites, and data visualisation.


  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Programming with Python

In semester 3, students will continue studying Mathematics. They would also learn to construct simple analogue and digital logic circuits. Students are also exposed to computer-based 3D modelling, Boolean Algebra, Karnaugh map and construction of digital arithmetic circuits. This would help students to work on analogue and digital technologies of numerous applications.


  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Analogue & Digital Electronics

From semester 4 onwards, students are introduced to material science and robotics. Material science is used to apply the basic principles of chemistry and physics to understand the structure and properties of materials which is crucial when designing systems. Robotics deals with the design, construction, operation, and use of robots and computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. Students could create their own robots using the knowledge they gained.


  • Material Science
  • Robotics

Two of the modules in semester 5 involves programming languages. Students are taught how to write assembly language programmes to program microprocessors and microcontrollers, also to implement and test algorithms in C/Python programming. Students are also exposed to Industrial management, safety, and ethics as well as Applied Mechanics to operate modern computational tools, including computers and machines for technical problem solving. Entrepreneurship module prepares students for developing a mindset for thinking creatively using innovation, recognising opportunities, and generating entrepreneurial ideas.


  • Applied Mechanics
  • Industrial Management, Safety and Ethics
  • Microprocessor Systems
  • Problem Solving and Programme Design Using C.
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

In semester 6, students are taught to understand PLCs in order to communicate, monitor and control automated processes in assembly lines, machine functions, or robotic devices. Mathematical modelling of mechanical systems, electric circuits and electromechanical systems will be covered. CAD will also be used to enable the development, modification, and optimisation of the design process. Mechatronics students use CAD software to analyse complex mechanical, electronic, or other engineering systems. Thermo-fluid module combines coverage of basic thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer which remain fundamental in maintaining a high efficacy of production processes and in the subsequent design of products or systems.


  • PLC and Pneumatics
  • Computer-Aided Design & Manufacturing
  • Systems and Control 
  • Thermo-Fluids
  • Engineering Project
SEMESTER 7 - Internship (8 weeks)

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.


Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be eligible to progress into any of the following degree programmes offered at APU. Students will also have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme.

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering with Honours
- For the full listing of our Diploma Programmes, please refer to the Pre-University programme brochure.


Students who are under Bachelor’s Degree Programme will have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme. Under this Scheme, students will receive 2 Degree Certificates & Transcripts upon graduation: 1 from Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia and 1 from De Montfort University (DMU), UK.

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Malaysian Students

International Students

RM 39,600

RM 46,800 (USD 11,850)

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

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