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Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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Approval Code KR 11049; 12/2014
Accreditation Code A 5631
Classification Diploma
Subject Area Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 2 Years and 4 months
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes January, May and September
The Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering course at UCSI University is designed to provide fundamental theoretical knowledge and practical skills to individuals who are eager to join the industry at an earlier stage. The programme equips students with the relevant academic and “hands-on” experience to enable them to adapt quickly to their jobs after graduation, and provides flexibility, motivation and the essential knowledge and skills as a solid foundation for further studies. Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates may opt to pursue the prestigious degree programme at the faculty.

In a nutshell, this programme incorporates design projects – that aim to improve skills in design, problem-solving and report-writing – and furnishes students with the necessary skills, knowledge and expertise for challenges in various electrical and electronic industries.

The students are also required to undergo a minimum of three months’ industrial training under UCSI University’s Co-operative Placement scheme to learn and familiarize themselves with a real-life working environment.

Programme Details

The duration of the programme is approximately 2 years and 4 months.
In each year there are two long-semesters consisting of 14 weeks of instruction with 2 weeks of examinations, and one short-semester consisting of 7 weeks of instruction with 1 week of examinations. The long-semesters start in January and May, while the short-semester starts in September.
In the months of November & December students undergo industrial training under the Co-Operative Placement Scheme to learn and to familiarize themselves with real life working environment. In addition, students also undertake a design project near the end of their studies, which aids in developing the students’ skills in design, problem solving and report writing.
The number of contact hours per course per week depends on the credit and teaching methodology of each course. Each credit is approximately equivalent to 1 hour of class, or 2 hours of labs per week.

Professional Recognition

Malaysian Qualifications Agency


The teaching and learning strategies and assessment are designed depending on and according to the nature of course or topic being taught or investigated. The school of Engineering implements different methods and styles of teaching and learning and assessment to ensure the successful achievement of the learning outcomes of its programmes, that includes:
  • Ordinary classroom lectures
  • Group tutorials
  • Laboratory works
  • Seminars and eforums
  • Directed and self learning
  • Invited guest lectures
  • Industrial visits
Qualifications Academic Requirements
SPM/ O-Levels Minimum 3 credits inclusive of Mathematics and Science/Technical/Vocational (Pass is required for English)
UEC Minimum 3 credits inclusive of Mathematics and Science/Technical/Vocational (Pass is required for English)
WAEC/NECO Minimum 3 C’s; inclusive of Mathematics and Science
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency *Minimum overall average of 50% (inclusive of Mathematics and Science)
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency *Minimum overall average of 50% (inclusive of Mathematics and Science)
Certificates from Polytechnics from relevant field Minimum 50% average

Upon successful completion of the diploma programme, students will gain up to 30% of credit transfer of the total credits, depending on the chosen degree programme.
English Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
* International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the Certificate in English programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.
Note / Legend Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
This degree programme provides excellent preparation for a career in electronics and integrated circuit design, communications and signal processing, electrical and power systems, software and systems engineering, management consultancy, and almost any other profession that requires good analytical and professional skills.

Graduates are able to find career opportunities in the following roles:

  • Design Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • R&D Engineer
  • System Design
  • Analog Design
  • Test Engineer
  • PCB Design Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Digital Design
  • Mixed Signal Design
Year 1
  • Engineering Physics 1 *
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Computer Applications (Computing Essentials)
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles *
  • Engineering Physics 2 *
  • Circuit Analysis 1 *
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Engineering Design *
  • Digital Electronics *
Year 2
  • Engineering Principles
  • Applied Computing (Computing for Engineers) *
  • Circuit Analysis 2 *
  • Electrical Technology 1 *
  • Electrical Technology 2 *
  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Telecommunication Principles *
  • Industrial Studies
  • Project A
  • Analogue Electronics *
  • Co-operative Placement 2
Year 3
  • Control & Instrumentation Systems *
  • Microprocessor Based Systems *
  • Project B
General courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1   –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Malaysian Studies

        –   For Foreign students:
  1. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 2
U2   –   Study Skills and Employability

U3   –   Malaysian Eco-Tourism/ Malaysian Traditional Food

U4   –   Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1 to 2

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