Bachelor of Science (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Electrical And Electronic Engineering Course In Penang, Malaysia


Dual Award program

Electrical and Electronic engineering is at the forefront of developing new technologies for a number of industries including transport, healthcare, construction, and robotics. This engineering discipline is built on the idea of improving systems to help humanity. Smart phones that revolutionized the communication world, sensors and embedded system that is part of ‘smart homes’ and autonomous cars wouldn’t have been possible without this engineering field.
Nikola Tesla (pioneer of commercial electricity and electromagnetism), Thomas Edison (developer of the light bulb and inventor of the record player), Marcian Hoff (inventor of the microprocessor) and Martin Cooper (inventor of the mobile phone) are some of the inspirational personnel with electrical and electronic background.
In industry 4.0, Electrical and Electronic Engineering would be fundamental in connectivity and communication section, human-machine interaction as well as advanced manufacturing since most smart systems would rely on numerous sensors for real time analysis. This is why our electrical and electronic engineering courses in Penang, Malaysia are designed to keep up with modern industrial requirements.
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 Northumbria University.


Why Study Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Graduates of the program can be in a broad area of applications which include industries such as integrated circuit(IC), automotive, aerospace, power plants, telecommunication and many more.

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

The structure of the program provides an opportunity for industrial experience and specialisation in the final year. The industrial placement emphasises the relevance of the program, increases confidence and enhances employment prospects. The idea of this attachment is to enable students to gain first-hand experience in the industry as well as an insight into how theories are put into practice in real engineering situations. This short attachment in the industry is beneficial as it provides the intellectual challenge to students especially in the final year and when carrying out their final year project.
This Electrical and Electronic program provides a well-established balance between theory and practice. The curriculum consists of a good mix of general courses in Electrical and Electronic as well as offering three elective courses (Electronics/Electrical/Communication). We aspire to develop all-rounded students through our electrical and electronic engineering courses in Penang, Malaysia.


Dual Award title:

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College Award Northumbria University Award
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Note: Students choose the Power specialization
BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
(Power Systems)
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Note: Students choose the Microelectronic specialization
BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Microelectronic Systems)
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Note: Students choose the Communication specialization
BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Communication Systems)

*Graduates will receive an award and transcript from both institutions

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


Program 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”.


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.


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.


We partner with a leading UK university to give you access to a world class education in Malaysia. Northumbria University is top ten in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment.

3 years
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, George Town


  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Semiconductor Devices
  • Circuit Theory
  • Digital Electronics & Telecommunications
  • Introduction to Inventive Problem Solving in Engineering
  • Engineering Skills in Experimentation and Presentation
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Electric Power and Machines
  • Electric Machine
  • Computer Programming
  • Electronics Devices



  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Digital Systems
  • Engineering Product Development
  • C Programming
  • Communication Systems
  • Signals, Circuits and Systems
  • Numerical Methods
  • Power Generation and Transmission
  • Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Analogue Electronics


  • Individual Engineering Project 1
  • Project Management
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Manufacturing Analysis
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Individual Engineering Project 2
  • Electronic Circuit Design
  • Power Electronics and Drive Systems
  • Industry Attachment
  • Specialisation (3 subjects)

Very Large Scale Integration, Digital System Design and Implementation, Embedded Systems


Wireless and RF Communication System Design, Optical Communication System Design, Computer Networking and Security


High Voltage Engineering, Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems, Power System Analysis


Local Student:

  • Hubungan Etnik
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A / IELTS Preparatory Course
  • Ethics & Moral
  • Holistic Professional Development


International Student:

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3
  • IELTS Preparatory Course
  • Ethics and Moral 3
  • Holistic Professional Development

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


13 January 1 June 14 September
Estimated fees
Local students

Single Award – RM63,485
Dual Award – RM77,885

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International students

Single Award – RM79,932
Dual Award – RM94,332

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*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

Pass STPM with NGMP 2.00/Grade C in Mathematics and Physical Science subject (Physics/Chemistry)


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


5 Credits (5Bs) including Mathematics and one of Science subject


Foundation / Matriculation :
Pass with min. CGPA of 2.00 including Mathematics and Science subject


Australian Matriculation / Foundation :
ATAR score of 70


Diploma :
A Diploma (Level 4 MQF) in Engineering or equivalent with min. CGPA of 2.00


International Baccalaureate (IB) :
27/42 points from 6 subjects

English Requirement

Local Student :
MUET Band 2; or Band 5 in IELTS; or a min score of 57 (IBT) or 180 (CBT) in TOEFL


International Student :
Single Award
MUET Band 3; or Band 5 in IELTS; or a min score of 34 (IBT) or 410 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE (160) & CPE (180); or PTE Academic (36)

Dual Award
MUET Band 4; or Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a min score of 44 (IBT) or 454 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE (160) & CPE (180); or PTE Academic (43)