Bachelor of Science Mechatronics Engineering (Hons)

Mechatronics Engineering

 

Mechatronics is the most wide-ranging of the engineering discipline and is applicable to industry, government, environment and society. The manufacturing industry plays a prominent role in Penang’s economy. For this industry to continue to flourish there is a need for more qualified and trained manpower to support automation to ensure the smooth running of the industry.

Mechatronics is considered ‘modern mechanical engineering ‘, that it integrates mechanical system with electrical & electronic for better feedback and control into a complete system.

In industry 4.0, machines are and robot are connected for better operations, productivity, reliability maintainability; supported by smart system. Mechatronics is the discipline contributes to industrial automation.

This dual award degree offers students an outstanding educational experience in which students not only receive a UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College degree but also a UK degree award from the University of Lincoln.

 

Why Study Mechatronics Engineering

Graduates of the programme can in a broad area of applications which include industries such as machine tool, automotive, aerospace, power plants and many others.

You analyse, test, design, construct, and manage various engineering systems and are involved in the advancement of industries including automotive, aeronautical, robotics, software, manufacturing, semiconductor and building services industries.

The structure of the programme provides opportunity for industrial experience and specialisation in the final year. The industrial placement emphasises the relevance of the programme, increases confidence and enhances employment prospects. The idea of this attachment is to enable students to gain first-hand experience in industry as well as an insight to how theories are put into practice in the real engineering situations. This short attachment in industry was beneficial as it provides the intellectual challenge to students especially in the final year and when carrying out their final year project.

This Mechatronics programme provides a well-established balance between theory and practical. The curriculum consists of a good mix of general courses in Mechanical and Electrical & Electronic as well as core Mechatronics courses.

 

Dual Award title:

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College Award:

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Mechatronics Engineering

University of Lincoln Award

  • BEng (Hons) Automation Engineering

 

*Graduates will receive an award and transcript from both institutions

Graduates of a dual award degree programme receive a degree award from both UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College and our partner university. A dual award degree programme constitutes completion of a single programme of study and is differentiated from a double –degree.

 

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Programme information

Engineering may not be the easiest areas of study, but it is the subject areas that continue to be in demand, and the graduates are also more likely to find employment quickly and work their way up the career ladder with an engineering degree under their belt. As Malaysia strives towards a developed nation status, engineers have a key-role to play in enhancing the quality of life through the advancement of science and technology. With such a pivotal role to play, qualified and skilled engineers are in escalating demand and will remain to be throughout the world.

Studying engineering also brings prestige, wide variety of career progression opportunities, having the chance to improve the world, worldwide travel and employment opportunities, as well as career satisfaction. More importantly, it sets one up for professional success. Engineers can be Entrepreneurs; we call them “Technopreneur”.

 

EXPERT EDUCATORS
With more than 30% academicians with PhD and industry specialists from leading global corporations, we provide access to real-world technology innovations and industry insights.

 

INDUSTRY-CERTIFIED GRADUATES
UOW Malaysia KDU delivers industry-certified graduates with professional certifications (e.g. MyTRIZ, Labview, SolidWorks, Mentor Graphics), experienced in handling and solving industrial related problems. This ensures a seamless transition to employment upon graduation.

Duration
3 years (Full Time); 6 years (Part Time)
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Georgetown
Core

YEAR 1

  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Engineering Skills in Experimentation and Presentation
  • Computer Programming
  • Workshop Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Engineering Statics and Dynamics
  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Design
  • Electric Power and Machines
  • Introduction to Inventive Problem Solving in Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Preparatory Course Or Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Hubungan Etnik Or Pengajian Malaysia 3

 

YEAR 2

  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Thermo-Fluids Science
  • Strength of Materials
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Operational Management and Engineering Economics
  • Engineers in Society
  • TITAS OR Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Ethics and Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development

 

YEAR 3
  • Project Management
  • State-Space Control
  • Industrial Automation
  • Energy System and Conversion
  • Individual Engineering Project 1
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Signal Processing and System Identification
  • Heat Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Individual Engineering Project 2
  • Mechanical Design and Analysis
  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Advanced Manufacturing Systems
  • Dynamics of Machines
  • Industrial Attachment
Notes

The accreditation of this programme will be done by Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and not Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC). Hence, this 3-years BSc. (Hons) programme is not recognised by Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).

Intake dates

2019

22 January 17 June 3 September
Estimated fees
Local students

RM76,040

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International students

RM82,290

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Academic Qualification

STPM:
Minimum Standard

  • Pass STPM with NGMP 2.0 / Grade C in Mathematics and Physical Science subject (Physics/Chemistry)

Dual Award Required Standard

  • Pass STPM with minimum Grade B in Mathematics and Grade C in Physical Science (Physics/Chemistry) and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent

 

GCE A Level:
Minimum Standard

  • Pass A-Level with Principal Pass in Mathematics and Physical Science subject (Physics/Chemistry)

Dual Award Required Standard

  • 2 Principal Passes with minimum Grade B in Mathematics and Grade C in Physical Science and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent

 

UEC:
5 Credits (Min B6) including Mathematics and one Science subject

 

Foundation (Foundation in Science) /Matriculation:
Minimum Standard

  • Pass with CGPA ≥ 2.00

Dual Award Required Standard

  • Pass with CGPA ≥ 3.00 including Mathematics and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent

 

Australian Matriculation/ Foundation:
ATAR score of 70

 

International Baccalaureate (IB):
Minimum Standard

  • 27/42 points from 6 subjects

Dual Award Required Standard

  • 28/42 points overall, with higher level Grade 5 in Mathematics & Grade 4 in a Physical Science and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level.

 

Diploma: 
Minimum Standard

  • A Diploma (Level 4 MQF) in Engineering or equivalent with CGPA ≥ 2.00.

Dual Award Required Standard

  • A Diploma (Level 4 MQF) in a relevant Engineering or equivalent with CGPA ≥ 2.50 and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent may be admitted subject to rigorous internal assessment process.
English Requirement

Local Student:

Year 1
Single Award (Minimum Standard)
  • Pass English at SPM level; or
  • MUET Band 2; or
  • IELTS Band 5; or
  • TOEFL CBT (180) / IBT (57)
Dual Award (Minimum Standard)
  • Credit in English (Min C) at SPM level; or
  • MUET Band 4; or
  • IELTS Band 6 (with no component below 5.5); or
  • TOEFL CBT (220) / IBT (79)*

 

If applicants score between the minimum English language standard and the required dual award standard then other listed English qualifications will be considered if they decide to pursue the dual award programme:

  • SPM 1119 (O-Level English) (Min C); or
  • UEC English (Min B6); or
  • Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) 169, with no element below 162; or
  • PTE Academic 54; or
  • Cambridge English: Advanced CAE (Pre 2015) B2; or
  • UOW Malaysia KDU English Entrance Test 73

 

International Student:

Year 1

Single Award (Minimum Standard)

  • MUET Band 3; or
  • IELTS Band 5; or
  • TOEFL PBT (410) / IBT (34)

Dual Award (Minimum Standard)

  • MUET Band 4; or
  • IELTS Band 6 (with no component below 5.5); or
  • TOEFL  CBT (220) / IBT (79)

 

If applicants score between the minimum English language standard and the required dual award standard then other listed English qualifications will be considered if they decide to pursue the dual award programme.

  • SPM English Credit (Min C); or
  • SPM 1119 (O-Level English) (Min C); or
  • UEC English (Min B6); or
  • Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015)169, with no element below 162; or
  • Cambridge English: Advanced CAE (Pre 2015) B2; or
  • PTE Academic 54; or
  • UOW Malaysia KDU English Entrance Test 73

 

*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.

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