Faculty of Engineering and Technology



 Diploma     R/521/4/0097 (A11010) 02/20    3 Years     January,September

This programme examines the basic areas of mechanical engineering, design, materials and manufacturing technology, and aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge required for a career as a mechanical engineering technician. Specific areas studied include engineering principles, mathematics, computing, the relationship between engineering and the environment, mechanical sciences and the mechanics of materials. In addition, students will actively be encouraged to participate in work experience during the course and this usually involves work-based projects, ideally exposing the student to problem solving skills in an industrial situation. Students will be able to pursue a career in a wide range of manufacturing, processing and service industries and the degree offers good employment prospects in the global market.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are qualified to be mechanical engineering technicians in various industries such as manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection and maintenance.

Entry Requirement

  1. SPM / SPMV / O-Level: Pass with minimum 3 credits / Grade C including Mathematics and 1 relevant Science/ Technical/ Vocational subject and pass in English; or
  2. UEC: Pass with minimum Grade B in 3 subjects including Mathematics and 1 relevant Science/ Technical/ Vocational subject and pass in English; or
  3. SKM Level 3: Pass in a related field and pass in SPM with credit in Mathematics; or
  4. Certificates: Pass in recognised programmes from Polytechnics or from ITP or its equivalent; or
  5. Community College Certificate: Pass Level 3 MQF in a relevant field and pass SPM with credit in Mathematics*; or
  6. STPM / A-Level: Pass with minimum Grade C in any subject and credit in Mathematics in SPM;
  7. Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.
  8. *(Candidates without credit in Mathematics in SPM/equivalent may be considered for admission into this programme if the certificate programme contains subjects that are equivalent to SPM Mathematics)


    International students must pass:
    • IELTS minimum Band 5.0; or
    • TOEFL with a minimum score of 550 
    • MUET minimum Band 3 
    • Cambridge/Edexcel GCE A-Level

Course Content

Year 1
  • Mathematics I
  • Academic Communicative English 1
  • Principles of Physics
  • Computer Applications
  • Mathematics II
  • Academic Communicative English 2
  • Statics
  • Programming with MATLAB
  • Materials Science
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Dynamics

Year 2
  • Advanced Computer Aided Design Techniques
  • Mathematics III
  • Mechanical Engineering Principles
  • Materials Engineering
  • Workshop Practice
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Manufacturing Process
  • Thermodynamics

Year 3
  • Machine Elements Design
  • Heat Transfer and Combustion
  • Mechatronic System Principles
  • Industrial Training
  • Project

Program Educational Objective

Program Learning Outcome

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