Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

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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.

2.5 years (7 Semesters)

Malaysian Fees:
RM 39, 600.00

International Fees:
RM 46, 800.00

Total: Malaysian - RM 39,600 | International - RM 46,800

• 22 Nov 2021

APIIT Diploma

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

Programmes General Requirements
Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering • IELTS : 5.0
• 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)
PEO1 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.
PEO2 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)
PLO1 Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the impact of engineering practices, taking into account the need for sustainable development.
PLO2 Ability to analyse well-defined engineering problems in Electrical or Electronic Engineering with respect to operation and maintenance, including troubleshooting.
PLO3 Ability to apply appropriate techniques, resources and engineering tools to welldefined engineering activities, with an awareness of the limitations.
PLO4 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.
PLO5 Ability to communicate effectively with the engineering community and society at large.
PLO6 Ability to conduct investigations and assist in the design of solutions for engineering systems using various digital technology tools.
PLO7 Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering fundamentals to well-defined engineering procedures and practices.
PLO8 Ability to recognise the need for professional development and to engage in independent and lifelong learning.
PLO9 Ability to demonstrate an awareness of management, business practices and entrepreneurship.
PLO10 Ability to demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering practices.


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 communications 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 concepts 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.

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 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.

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.

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