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Diploma in Mechatronic Engineering

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Course Duration2+ years (7 Semesters)
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Fees (International Student)50,500
FacultySchool of Engineering
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyEngineering & Engineering Trades
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Upon successful completion of this programme and fulfilment of requirements for credit transfer, you will be eligible to progress into Level 2 of the following degree programmes offered at APU.

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Mechatronic Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering with Honours

- For the full listing of our Diploma Programmes, please refer to the Pre-University programme brochure.

APU-DMU Dual Degree Programme

Students who are under Bachelor’s Degree Programme will have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme. Under this Scheme, students will receive 2 Degree Certificates & Transcripts upon graduation: 1 from Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia and 1 from De Montfort University (DMU), UK.

To know more about APU-DMU Dual Scheme, please click HERE.

Course Description

This APU Diploma in Mechatronic Engineering is designed to provide:

  • Knowledge, skills and attributes enabling them to develop a broad understanding on well defined challenges in the engineering industry in accordance with the Dublin Accord.
  • Industrial training is incorporated into the syllabus to enable a generation of future proof aspiring engineers.
  • Soft skills which include communication skills, teamwork and life-long learning skills which remain pertinent to the resolution of challenges encountered today and in the future are provided.
  • Students with academic and professional skills to develop solutions requiring a holistic yet innovative outlook in mechatronics engineering.
  • Students with opportunity to progress seamlessly into degrees recognized by the Washington Accord in relevant areas and a Masters in Engineering from the United Kingdom.

Semester 1

In the first semester, students delve into Instrumentation, focusing on control processes utilizing sensory technology. The Circuit Analysis module introduces Kirchhoff’s law, network theorems, and nodal and mesh analysis to determine current and voltage in network elements. Additionally, students are introduced to software-based Engineering Drawing to complement product manufacturing.

  • Modules:
    • Instrumentation
    • Fundamentals of Engineering Mathematics
    • Circuit Analysis
    • Engineering Drawing

Semester 2

Building on Semester 1, students deepen their understanding of Mathematics and explore Analogue Electronics, alongside enhancing their programming skills with Python.

  • Modules:
    • Engineering Mathematics 1
    • Analogue Electronics
    • Programming with Python

Semester 3

Students continue their Mathematics studies and delve into logic circuits' fundamental principles and their applications in digital systems.

  • Modules:
    • Engineering Mathematics 2
    • Digital Electronics

Semester 4

Students are introduced to material science, applying chemistry and physics principles to understand material structure and properties. They also explore Robotics, covering design, construction, operation, and control of robots and computer systems.

  • Modules:
    • Material Science
    • Robotics

Semester 5

This semester involves programming languages, Industrial management, safety, ethics, and entrepreneurship, preparing students for innovative thinking and recognizing entrepreneurial opportunities.

  • Modules:
    • Thermo-Fluids
    • Problem Solving and Programme Design Using C
    • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Elective 1:

  • Applied Mechanics
  • Fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering*

Elective 2:

  • Microprocessor Systems
  • Petroleum Geochemistry*

Semester 6

Students utilize CAD software for analyzing complex engineering systems and delve into Thermo-fluids, combining thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer principles.

  • Modules:
    • Computer-Aided Design & Manufacturing
    • Industrial Management, Safety and Ethics
    • Engineering Project

Elective 3:

  • PLC and Pneumatics
  • Elements of Reservoir Rock and Fluid*

Elective 4:

  • Systems and Control
  • Petroleum Geology*

Semester 7 - Internship (16 Weeks)

Students undergo a 16-week Internship/Industrial Training to bridge the gap between academic learning and real-world application.

Note: Petroleum Exploration Specialism
Students aspiring for a Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering with Honours must select specified modules as electives. Additionally, all students must fulfill General Studies module requirements mandated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency and participate in Co-curricular activities to meet credit requirements.

Entry Requirements


  • 3 Credits in at least 3 subjects at SPM level, including Mathematics and any Science Subject (Science, Physics, Chemistry, or Biology), with a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia, Sejarah (History), and English.


  • 3 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 3 subjects at IGCSE/O-Levels, including Mathematics and any Science Subjects (Science, Physics, Chemistry, or Biology), with a minimum Pass in English at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE.


  • 3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects in UEC, including Mathematics and any Science subject (Science, Physics, Chemistry, or Biology), with a Pass in English.


  • Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or its equivalent with a pass in Mathematics, English, and ONE (1) relevant science/technical/vocational subject at the SPM level.


  • Recognised Certificate in Engineering/Engineering Technology or its equivalent.
  • Recognised related Vocational and Technical/Skills Certificate or its equivalent with ONE (1) year of relevant work experience or a minimum of ONE (1) semester of a bridging programme.

Malaysian Students who do not possess a Pass in English at SPM/IGCSE/O-Level/UEC will be required to sit for the APU English Placement Test.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS for International Students

  • Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering:
    • IELTS: 5.0
    • TOEFL IBT: 40
    • Pearson (PTE): 47
    • MUET: Band 3.5

Students from English-speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English are exempted from English requirements.

Note: Entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest standards published by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Intake Months
  • 04 Jul 2024
  • 08 Aug 2024
  • 19 Sep 2024

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

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