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Bachelor of Mechatronic Engineering with Honours


Duration:
4 Years
(8 Semesters)

 


Awarded by:
APU, Malaysia


Intakes:
25 Jul 2024 | 24 Sep 2024
21 Nov 2024

  

APU-DMU DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMME


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.

DMU Degree Certificate will be an MEng Award for Engineering Programmes.

To know more about APU-DMU Dual Scheme, please click HERE.
 

 


MORE THAN JUST A MECHATRONIC ENGINEERING DEGREE

APU's Bachelor of Mechatronic Engineering with Honours degree is designed to provide you an edge with the latest technologies that are in line with the Industrial Revolution 4.0.

Digital Transformation for IR4.0


INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION - ENGINEERING DEGREES ACCREDITED UNDER THE WASHINGTON ACCORD

APU Engineering Degrees are fully accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) which is a signatory to the Washington Accord.

This accreditation ensures that APU Engineering Graduates will have the following benefits in countries who are signatories of the Washington Accord:

  • Opportunities to register as a Graduate Engineer with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) or the relevant professional bodies in other countries who are signatories under the Washington Accord.
  • Pathways to becoming a Professional or Chartered Engineer.
  • Assurance that graduates are considered as having met international academic standards for engineering practice.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL 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 (Grade A-D) in A-Level including Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry).
UEC• 5 Grade B’s in UEC, including Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry).
MATRICULATION/ FOUNDATION• 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.
ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
DIPLOMA

• Successful completion of the APU/APIIT Engineering Diploma and fulfilment of requirements for Credit Transfer, subject to the approval of the APU Academic Board OR

• Successful completion of a Diploma in Engineering with other recognised Institutions and fulfilment of requirements for Credit Transfer, subject to the approval of the APU Academic Board.

Any 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).

Candidates who wish to study Engineering Degree course must not be color blind or physically handicapped which makes him/her unable to conduct experimental/practical work and affect the learning process leading to potential errors towards professional practice as well. This is in line with the requirements of engineering professional bodies where safe engineering practices is mandatory. All International Students need to go through EMGS Medical Screening, if the student is found to be color blind; the Medical Screening maybe failed.
 
ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

• IELTS : 5.0
• TOEFL IBT : 40
• Pearson (PTE) : 47
• MUET : Band 3.5

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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 LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

PLO1

Ability to gain and apply principles of Mathematics, Science and Engineering to the solutions of complex engineering problems.

PLO2

Ability to undertake complex engineering problem analysis and apply engineering principles to solve them.

PLO3

Ability to design innovative solutions for complex engineering problems.

PLO4

Ability to investigate complex engineering problems using research techniques.

PLO5

Ability to select and use suitable tools and techniques for complex engineering problems.

PLO6

Ability to engage in professional engineering practice for safety, health, social, cultural and legal responsibilities in developing solutions for complex engineering problems.

PLO7

Ability to comprehend and demonstrate good practices of engineering in sustainable development and environmental considerations for the solutions of complex engineering problems.

PLO8

Ability to execute the responsibilities of an Engineer professionally and ethically.

PLO9

Ability to function effectively as a team leader or a member in a team within multi-disciplinary settings.

PLO10

Ability to communicate effectively and professionally on complex engineering activities.

PLO11

Ability to demonstrate entrepreneurship skills, engineering project management and economic decision making in multidisciplinary environments.

PLO12

Ability to recognise the need for, and be able to engage in independent and life-long learning towards continuous professional development.


PROGRAMME OUTLINE

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.

DEGREE YEAR 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 entrepreneurship. Important and relevant skills for managing activities and for their own independent learning are also introduced.

COMMON MODULES

  • Analysis of Circuits
  • Instrumentation & Measurement
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Introduction to C Programming
  • Programming with Python
  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Statics & Dynamics

DEGREE YEAR 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
  • Innovation Processes

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Sensors & Actuators

DEGREE YEAR 3

Specialised knowledge and skills in the areas of Control Engineering, Communication Engineering Principles, Microprocessor Systems & Embedded Software, Machine Design, Fluid Mechanics, Industrial Automation 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
  • Engineering Mathematics 4
  • Microprocessor Systems & Embedded Software
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Venture Building

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Mechanics of Machines
  • Industrial Automation
  • Robotics Technology

IN THE 2ND SEMESTER OF YEAR 3 MINOR/EXTENSION PATHWAY (CHOOSE 1)

  • Choose 1 module from Minor Pathway OR Extension Pathway as described in the table below.

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

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • CAD/ CAM

MINOR/EXTENSION PATHWAY (CONTINUATION)

  • Choose 1 module from Minor Pathway OR Extension Pathway as a continuation from the module selected in Year 3 Semester 2 as described in the table below.


MECHATRONIC ENGINEERING MINOR/EXTENSION PATHWAYS
Future Proof Engineers for the Real World

In APU, employment and it’s continual sustainability is of paramount importance to us. The range of minor and extensions offered to all students within the School of Engineering will craft a formidable way forward for the young aspiring engineers of tomorrow. These options allow students to embark on a journey of exploration either within the engineering fraternity by extending into greater depth (extensions) niche knowledge, skills and attributes required for the practice of contemporary engineering or explore wider options (minor) that are pivotal in the fundamental proliferation of the engineering profession as a while when coupled with other current multidisciplinary fields of expertise. Successful completion of either pathways future proof the students allowing them to embark on a journey of rewarding careers within an engineering discipline of their choice.

Minor Pathway – Gain breadth of knowledge by taking 3 set modules outside of a particular major field of study. There are minor packages available undertaken from Year 3 Semester 2 Year 4 Semester 1 and Year 4 Semester 2.

MINOR PATHWAY

NAME OF MINOR

Year 3 Semester 2

Year 4 Semester 1

Year 4 Semester 2

loT

Knowledge Discovery and Big Data Analytics

Internet of Things:
Concepts and Applications

Emergent Technology

FinTech

FinTech Governance, Risk Management & Compliance

Digital Finance

Robo Advisor

Digital Transformation

Digital Execution

Digital Strategy & Analytics

Emergent Technology

Data Analytics

Knowledge Discovery and Big Data Analytics

Behavioral Science and
Marketing Analytics

Optimization & Deep
Learning

Artificial Intelligence

Machine Vision Intelligence
(MVI)

Text Analysis & Sentiment
Analysis

Emergent Technology

Digital Age Psychology

Industrial & Organizational
Psychology

Cyberpsychology

Human Factors
Psychology

Extension Pathway – Expand depth of knowledge by taking three (3) set modules in a specific area within a certain field of study. There are extensions available undertaken from Year 3 Semester 2, Year 4 Semester 1 and Year 4 Semester 2.

EXTENSION PATHWAY

NAME OF EXTENSION

Year 3 Semester 2

Year 4 Semester 1

Year 4 Semester 2

Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles

Machine Vision Intelligence 

Robot Operating Systems

Drone Technology

Drilling Technology

Drilling Fluids & Hydraulics

Directional Drilling &
Surveying

Well Control

Oil and Gas Operations​

Gas Engineering

Petroleum Economics

Drilling Fluids & Hydraulics

Smart Robotics

Machine Vision Intelligence

Robot Operating Systems

Product Creation
Technology

MQA COMPULSORY SUBJECTS*

  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Workplace Professional Skills
  • Integrity and Anti-corruption
  • Co-Curriculum
(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency.)


CAREER OPTIONS

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


COURSE FEES

Malaysian Students

International Students

Year 1: RM 27,500
Year 2: RM 28,500
Year 3: RM 29,500
Year 4: RM 30,500
Total: RM 116,000

Year 1: RM 30,400 (USD 6,910)
Year 2: RM 31,400 (USD 7,135)
Year 3: RM 32,500 (USD 7,385)
Year 4: RM 33,700 (USD 7,660)
Total: RM 128,000 (USD 29,090)

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


MQA ACCREDITATION

(R3/0713/6/0005)(02/29)(MQA/FA4084)

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

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