Bachelor of Science (Hons) Mechatronics Engineering

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 program 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 program, 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 program 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 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.


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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.

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


  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Statics and Dynamics
  • Engineering Materials
  • Introduction to Inventive Problem Solving in Engineering
  • Engineering Skills in Experimentation and Presentation
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Electric Power and Machines
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Computer Programming
  • Workshop Technology



  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Strength of Materials
  • Operational Management and Engineering Economics
  • Engineers in Society
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Thermo-Fluids Science
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Numerical Methods
  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Analogue Electronics



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

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 – RM65,440
Dual Award – RM77,890

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International students

Single Award – RM81,788
Dual Award – RM94,238

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*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

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

Dual Award Required Standard
Pass STPM with min. 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 (EE) 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


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


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 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 :
Single Award
Pass English at SPM level; or MUET Band 2; or Band 5 in IELTS; or a min score of 57 (IBT) or 180 (CBT) in TOEFL

Dual Award
Credit in English (min. C) at SPM level; or MUET Band 4; or Band 6 in IELTS (with no component below 5.5); or a min score of 79 (IBT) or 220 (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

Dual Award
MUET Band 4; or Band 6 in IELTS (with no component below 5.5); or a min score of 79 (IBT) or 220 (CBT) in TOEFL



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) min. 169 / Advanced CAE (pre 2015) B2; or PTE Academic (54); or KDU English Entrance Test (73)