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B.Eng (Hons) in Mechatronic Engineering

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyAPU Malaysia Degree
Course Duration4 Years (8 Semesters)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM 98,900
Fees (International Student)RM 115,800
FacultyEngineering
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyEngineering & Engineering Trades
Course Description

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • High-quality undergraduate engineering education by providing students with a curriculum that is firmly grounded in Mechatronic engineering fundamentals.
  • A study of basic engineering sciences and fundamentals of mechanical, electrical, electonics and computing engineering. Students will be to integrate these four diverse.
  • The technical skills to design, analyse and test “intelligent” products or processes that incorporate suitable controller, sensor and mechatronic devices for robotics and automation.

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Graduates of APU Bachelor of Engineering in their respective programs are expected within five years of graduation to attain the following programme educational objectives:

  • Be a practicing engineer contributing to the development of Mechatronic Engineering while demonstrating professionalism.
  • Pursue engineering innovation via career advancement opportunities and/or advanced studies in Mechatronic Engineering.

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES

The students, upon completion of their study, should attain the following outcomes:

  • Ability to gain and apply principles of Mathematics, Science and Engineering to the solutions of complex engineering problems
  • Ability to undertake complex engineering problem identification and apply engineering principles to solve them
  • Ability to select and use suitable tools and techniques for complex engineering problems
  • Ability to investigate complex engineering problems using research techniques.
  • Ability to design innovative solutions for complex engineering problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally on complex engineering activities
  • Ability to comprehend and demonstrate good practices of engineering in sustainable development and environmental considerations for the solutions of complex engineering problems 
  • Ability to engage in professional engineering practice for safety, health, social, cultural and legal responsibilities in developing solutions for complex engineering problems
  • Ability to execute the responsibilities of an Engineer professionally and ethically.
  • Ability to function effectively as a team leader or a member in a team within a multi-disciplinary settings
  • Ability to recognize the need for, and be able to engage in independent and life-long learning towards continuous professional development
  • Ability to demonstrate entrepreneurship skills, engineering project management and economic decision making in multidisciplinary environments
Curriculum

Year 1

These modules provide an appropriate platform for an Engineering Professional to understand the basic principles of engineering in the areas of Circuit Analysis, Analogue and Digital Electronics, Engineering Materials, Engineering Statics & Dynamics and Engineering Design.

In addition, a thorough grounding in principles of IT and management are provided by the Programming and Management modules. Modules such as Engineering Mathematics and Introduction to Management provide the basic academic skills required to meet the demands of employers. Important and relevant skills for managing activities and for your own independent learning are also introduced.

Common Modules

  • Industry 4.0
  • Engineering Statics & Dynamic
  • Analysis of Circuits
  • Engineering Materials
  • Introduction to Management
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Introduction to C Programming
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Instrumentation & Measurement
  • Engineering Design

In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-Curricular Activities.


Year 2

Here, you start specialising in modules that develop the necessary underlying knowledge and skills in Mechatronic Engineering. Further, in-depth Electronic and Mechanical skills are developed here with modules such as Electromagnetic Field Theory, Engineering Software & Applications, Analogue Electronics, Digital Electronics, Sensor & Actuators, Introduction to Power System, Signals & Linear Systems and Strength of Materials. Engineering Mathematics is provided for the better understanding of the engineering modules.

Common Modules

  • Analogue Electronics
  • Introduction to Electrical Systems
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Electromagnetic Field Theory
  • Digital Electronics
  • Engineering Software & Applications
  • Signals & Linear Systems

Specialised Modules

  • Strength of Material
  • Sensor & Actuators
  • Robotics Technology

Year 3

Specialised knowledge and skills in the areas of Machine Design, CAD/CAM, Advance Robotics, Control Engineering, Communication Engineering Principle, Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer, PLC & Pneumatic System, and Numerical Methods & Statistics, are a critical focus of this level. There is further development of the ability to apply relevant engineering skills with strong critical thinking and analysis.

Common Modules

  • Control Engineering
  • Communication Engineering Principles
  • Microprocessor Systems & Embedded Software
  • Numerical Methods & Statistics
  • Engineering Project Management

Specialised Modules

  • Machine Design
  • PLC & Pneumatic System
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Machine Vision & Intelligence

Electives

  • Power Electronics & Drive
  • Digital Signal Processing

Internship (16 weeks)
Industry placement with a suitable organisation for a minimum period of 12 weeks, after completing Year 3 and before the commencement of Year 4.

Year 4

The final year Engineering modules provide the necessary industry application technological skills which will become very useful for employment upon graduation. These modules include, Product Creation Technology, Mechatronic Design, and Fluid Mechanics. Your personal and professional development is enhanced by the module in Engineer in Society and Engineering Project Management. You will enhance your technical capability and understand how to innovate, generate and manage the creation of new ideas.

The Project Phase I (Investigation) in Mechatronic Engineering will enable students to take on R&D with commercialisation. The Mechatronic Engineering Project Phase II (Implementation) also develops the academic and practical aspects of your chosen areas of study and reinforces your independent learning skills. This is where you will demonstrate higher level critical thinking, analysis and solutions development skills which will enhance your employability.

Common Modules

  • Group Design Project
  • Project Phase I (Investigation)
  • Project Phase II (Implementation)
  • Engineer in Society

Specialised Modules

  • Analogue Integrated Circuits & Systems
  • CAD/ CAM
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Product Creation Technology

Electives (Choose 1)

  • Cloud Infrastructure & Services
  • Internet of Things: Concepts & Applications
Entry Requirements
  • Pass STPM with at least principal / full pass / grade C (CGPA 2.0) in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry and pass SPM with credit in Mathematics and one of the relevant Science subjects - Physics / Chemistry / Technical / Vocational; OR
  • Pass 'A' Levels with at least a pass in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry and pass 'O' Levels / GCSE or equivalent with Grade C in Mathematics and one of the science subjects - Physics or Chemistry; OR
  • Pass UEC or Senior Middle Three (SM3) with Grade B in five (5) subjects including Mathematics and one of the relevant Science subjects - Physics or Chemistry and a pass in Bahasa Malaysia; OR
  • Pass the APU Foundation or equivalent; OR
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.
Intake Months26 Feb, 29 April & 24 Sep 2019
Career ProspectsThe Mechatronic Engineering course provides the technical and creative know-how needed to achieve the best possible engineering career path. Graduates are also sought after for management positions because of their broad skill base and knowledge of state-of-the-art technology. Careers span the range of fields which are normally covered by mechanical, electrical and computer engineering. Roles include designing consumer machines, industrial machines, robotics and automation for advanced manufacturing, robot control systems or aviation electronics, software and hardware development for real-time computer control systems among others.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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