Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering

This program is broad-based and specifically designed to integrate three major areas – electrical, electronics and mechanical engineering – into one stream. These courses give students theoretical and practical introduction to a career in electrical, electronics & mechanical engineering. This comprehensive, organized and focused program provides the students with more flexibility in choosing or tailoring their career paths and endeavors.

The diploma provides pathways to:

  • Industry is currently lacking of passionate and qualified technician. Hence, good career prospect and opportunities to join the workforce after the completion of the diploma program.


  • Dual award BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Dual award BEng (Hons) Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dual award BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

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 Penang University College 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.

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


  • Semiconductor Devices & Applications
  • Engineering Mathematics I
  • Fundamentals of Computer Systems
  • Electric Circuit I
  • Engineering Mathematics II
  • Digital Electronics
  • Micro-controller System Design & Applications
  • Basic Programming



  • Engineering Mathematics III
  • Electric Machines
  • Electric Circuit II
  • Introduction to Inventive Problem Solving in Engineering
  • Computer Aided Design / Drafting
  • Industrial Training
  • Technopreneurship
  • Mechatronics System Design
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Project Lab 1
  • Robotics and Automation


  • Project Lab 2
  • Engineering Materials
  • Applied Pneumatics and Hydraulics

Local Student:

  • Pengajian Malaysia 2
  • Oral Communication 2 / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Ethics and Moral 2
  • Holistic Personal Development
  • Personal Development & Leadership Skills


International Student:

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Oral Communication 2
  • Ethics and Moral 2
  • Holistic Personal Development
  • Personal Development & Leadership Skills

Intake dates


13 January 26 March 1 June 14 September
Estimated fees
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*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

SPM / GCE O Level :
3 Credits including Mathematics and 1 relevant Science subject


3 Credits including Credit in Mathematics and 1 Science subject


Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) :
Pass Level 3 in related field and Pass in SPM with a minimum of 1 Credit in any subject and Pass in Mathematics


Any other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia (or as stated in the Document Senarai Nilai Taraf Kelayakan Akademik, Malaysian Qualifications Agency):
Pass (Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts)

English Requirement

Local Student:
Pass (English at SPM level or equivalent)


International Student:
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); or MUET Band 3