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Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering with Honours

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

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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.

This programme is accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

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4 Years (8 Semesters)

Malaysian Fees:
Year 1
RM 24, 300.00
Year 2
RM 24, 900.00
Year 3
RM 25, 800.00
Year 4
RM 27, 000.00

International Fees:
Year 1
RM 28, 600.00
Year 2
RM 29, 700.00
Year 3
RM 29, 700.00
Year 4
RM 29, 900.00

Total: Malaysian - RM 102,000 | International - RM 117,900

• 31 May 2021
• 21 Sep 2021

Degree awarded by APU, Malaysia

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 in A-Level including Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry), and a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM/O-Level/ IGCSE or its equivalent.
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.
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.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS • 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).

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.

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.

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

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 management. 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, PLC & Pneumatic System 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)


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.

  • 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

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.
APU Engineering Degrees are Accredited Professionally by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and are therefore recognised internationally under the Washington Accord. Recognition under the Washington Accord allows for APU engineering programmes to be recognised by countries such as Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States who are all signatories of the accord.

This allows APU graduates to be recognised in these countries for career opportunities towards achieving Professional/Chartered Engineer status or for further education progression. Furthermore, many countries which are not yet signatories to the Washington Accord also use this as a benchmark in recognising Engineering Degrees.

With this achievement, recognition under the Washington Accord enables APU Engineering graduates to work in any country in the world who are also a signatory to the Accord, without the need to re-qualify. The recognition is of utmost importance to the engineering education in Malaysia as graduates from accredited engineering degree programmes from Washington Accord signatory countries are considered as meeting the academic standard for practices in engineering at the international level.

Please refer to http://www.eac.org.my/web/list_accredited.html

The above benefits are applicable in the following countries, which are signatory to the Washington Accord:

“Signatories have full rights of participation in the Accord; qualifications accredited or recognised by other signatories are recognised by each signatory as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction” http://www.ieagreements.org/accords/washington/signatories/

 
“Organisations holding provisional status have been identified as having qualification accreditation or recognition procedures that are potentially suitable for the purposes of the Accord; those organisations are further developing those procedures with the goal of achieving signatory status in due course; qualifications accredited or recognised by organisations holding provisional status are not recognised by the signatories” http://www.ieagreements.org/accords/washington/signatories/