Diploma In Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Approval Code R2/523/4/0217; 12/2024
Accreditation Code A 5631
Classification Diploma
Subject Area Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 2 Years and 4 months
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
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 familiarise 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 familiarise 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

Malaysian Qualifications Agency


Assessments

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
Qualification
Academic Requirements
SPM/ O-Levels
Pass SPM or its equivalent with at least credits in THREE (3) subjects, including Mathematics and ONE (1) relevant science / technical / vocational subject AND a pass in 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
 
Recognition
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.
 

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'
English Language Requirements

For Local Students
English language competency requirements are as follows: Minimum grade of B+ in SPM English language; or minimum grade of C in SPM English language 1119/O-Level English/IGCSE; or minimum grade of A2 in UEC English language; or minimum Band 3 of MUET.

In the event that the English language requirements are not met, applicants will be required to take the Basic English and English Foundation for in-sessional academic enhancement concurrently with the programme.

For International Students
English language competency requirements are as follows: Minimum Band 3 of MUET; or minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS; or minimum score of 42 in TOEFL iBT; or minimum score of 47 in Pearson Test of English; or minimum score of 154 in Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests.

International applicants who do not meet the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement will need to improve their proficiency by enrolling into the English for Tertiary Education programme (R/KJP/00920-00929) which helps them prepare for attaining a required band score. Placement into the various levels of the English for Tertiary Education programme depends on the English Language qualification students have at the point of admission and/or the outcome of the English Placement Test.

**The applicants who have met the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement may be advised by Faculty to improve their proficiency by undertaking the additional English proficiency courses.

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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