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B. Eng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Approval Code KR 11045; 11/2014
Accreditation Code A 1850
Classification BEng (Hons)
Subject Area Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 4 Years
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes January, May and September
Electrical Engineering is a field of engineering that generally studies the designing, installation, manufacturing, maintenance and testing of electrical and electronic equipment. On the other hand, Electronics Engineering focuses on solid state devices and integrated circuits that enable the creation of devices such as cellular phones, miniature computers, electronic controls for automotive and navigation systems in cars, home appliances, and a vast variety of other products for daily usage.
At UCSI University, the Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme covers a tremendous array of courses related to both fields, ranging from basic topics such as circuits, analogue and digital devices and systems, computing, machines, communications and digital networks to more specialised topics like filter design, control, instrumentation, power, signal processing, VLSI design, and microprocessors / microcontrollers, among others.

This well-established and broad-based engineering degree programme combines theoretical studies with practical applications and problem-solving skills in the realm of engineering. The course grooms students to be well-trained individuals and exposes them to hands-on sessions with software and hardware design tools, in line with industry needs.

To foster competitiveness among graduates, students are also required to undergo industrial training under UCSI University’s Co-operative Placement Training Scheme at the end of the 2nd and 3rd academic years. This training allows students to learn and familiarise themselves with the real-life working environment. Apart from that, students also undertake research and development projects in their final year of study.

Programme Details

The duration of the programme is 4 years.
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 research and development project in their final year.
The number of contact hours per courses 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

Board of Engineers Malaysia


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
STPM Minimum 2C including Mathematics and Physics
‘A’ Levels Minimum 2D including Mathematics and Physics
UEC Minimum 5 credits, including Mathematics and Physics
CPU CPU – Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects, inclusive of a minimum score of 60% in Mathematics and Physics
Local Matriculation Minimum CGPA 2.0
Foundation from other University/ College Minimum CGPA 2.0
WAEC/NECO Maximum aggregate of 15 points out of best 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum B’s in Mathematics and Physics
Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent Pass
  • Subject to School discretion after reviewing transcript & syllabus. Max credit transfer of 30% of the programme total credits
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 65%, inclusive of minimum 65% in Mathematics and Physics
International Baccalaureate Minimum 26/42 points from 6 subjects (inclusive Mathematics & Physics/Chemistry)
SAM SAM – Minimum average of 65% in 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum scores of 65% in Mathematics and Physics
*Chemistry is required for Chemical Engineering; Physics is required for all other programmes.

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
  • Calculus & Analytical Geometry II
  • Circuit Theory I *
  • Digital Electronics I *
  • Analogue Electronic I *
  • Mathematical Methods for Engineers I
  • Technical Communication
  • Electromagnetic Theory I *
  • Electronic Laboratory 1A
  • Electronic Laboratory 1B
Year 2
  • Advanced Circuit Theory &TL *
  • Engineering Design *
  • Mathematical Methods for Engineers II
  • Electronic Manufacturing Industry *
  • Engineering Softwares & Applications *
  • Electrical Power *
  • Computing for Engineers *
  • Co-operative Placement 2
  • Analogue Electronics II *
  • Digital Electronics II *
  • Electronic Laboratory 2A
  • Electronic Laboratory 2B
Year 3
  • Communication Theory *
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Instrumentation & Measurement *
  • Data Communication &Networks *
  • Microprocessor Systems *
  • Electrical Machines *
  • Environmental Engineering and Abatement Processes"
  • Control Systems *
  • Engineering & Management & Economics
  • Engineers in Society
  • Energy Conversion & High Voltage Power Transmission*
  • Electronic Laboratory 3A
  • Electrical Laboratory 3B
  • Electrical Laboratory 3C
Year 4
  • Digital Signal processing *
  • Digital Systems & HDLs *
  • Electronic Circuit Design
  • Power Electronics *
  • Final Year Project A
  • Embedded Systems Design *
  • Power Systems *
  • Final Year Project B
  • Co-operative Placement 4
  • Power System Protection
  • Electronic Laboratory 4A
  • Electrical Laboratory 4B
Elective :
  • Electromagnetic Theory II
  • Introduction to Production and manufacturing
  • VLSI Design
  • Technopreneurship
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1   –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation

        –   For Foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
U2   –   University Life

U3   –   Malaysian Experiential Tourism/ Malaysian Ethnic Food

U4   –   Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1 to 3

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