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Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering with Honours

Duration:
4 Years (8 Semesters)

Awarded by:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
23 Sep 2021 | 23 Nov 2021

  

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 Engineering in 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).
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)
* (Relevant Foundation in Science or Engineering etc)
DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 2 OF THE DEGREE:
DIPLOMA

• 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)

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 : 35-45
• Pearson (PTE) : 36
• MUET : Band 3

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PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Graduates of APU Bachelor of Engineering in their respective programmes 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 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.


MECHATRONIC ENGINEERING VS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Click HERE to read an article about how Mechatronic Engineering is more beneficial as compared to Mechanical Engineering.


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

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Strength of Material
  • Robotics Technology
  • Sensors & Actuators

DEGREE YEAR 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, 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
  • Numerical Methods & Statistics
  • Microprocessor Systems & Embedded Software
  • Engineering Project Management

SPECIALISED MODULES

  • Machine Design
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Industrial Automation
  • Machine Vision & Intelligence

ELECTIVE MODULES (CHOOSE 1)

  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Power Electronics & Drives

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)
  • 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.)


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


COURSE FEES

Malaysian Students

International Students

Year 1: RM 24,300
Year 2: RM 24,900
Year 3: RM 25,800
Year 4: RM 27,000
Total: RM 102,000

Year 1: RM 28,600 (USD 7,240)
Year 2: RM 29,700 (USD 7,520)
Year 3: RM 29,700 (USD 7,520)
Year 4: RM 29,900 (USD 7,570)
Total: RM 117,900 (USD 29,850)

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


MQA ACCREDITATION

(R2/523/6/0191)(02/22)(MQA/FA4084)

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