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Diploma in Engineering (Materials Science)

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Exam BodyInternal Dip., Malaysia
Course Duration2.5 Yrs (7 Sem)
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CampusUCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
FacultyFaculty of Engineering, Technology & Built Environment
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyEngineering & Engineering Trades
Course Description

Materials have become part and parcel of our everyday lives. They exist in various forms; semiconductors in computer chips; light materials in aerospace applications; biomaterials in artificial organs or bone replacements; catalyst substrates in energy industries; and optical materials in communications systems, among others. Suffice to say, it is no exaggeration that the revolution of today’s technologies largely depend on the development of new and innovative materials.

Materials science emphasises the relationship between synthesis and processing of materials, the structure (of materials) at atomic scales and their macroscopic properties. Material properties can be tailored by manipulating its composition and structure through synthesis and processing.

The programme is designed to build a strong foundation of knowledge that incorporates the elements of applied physics and chemistry at the introductory level in year 1. At a later stage, students will be exposed to metallurgy, polymer science, ceramics and composites, and will be trained to handle various instruments and tools for characterisation and analysis through practical sessions and cooperative placements.

The Students are required to undergo industrial training under UCSI University’s cooperative placement programme at the end of year 2. This allows students to be exposed to and prepared themselves for a real-life working environment

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Malaysian Qualification Agency 



Year 1
  • Mathematics I
  • Material Science
  • Computer Applications
  • Engineering Principles
  • Mathematics II
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Engineering Design
  • Principles of Metal Extraction
  • Tools of the Trade
Year 2
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Polymer Science & Composites
  • Quality Assurance and Control
  • Principles of Electrical Technology
  • Metal Forming and Joining Techniques
  • Processing Iron & Steel
  • Non-Ferrous Metals and Powder Metallurgy
  • Ceramics and Glasses
  • Project A
  • Cooperative Placement
Year 3
  • Corrosion
  • Semiconductor Materials
  • Failure Analysis and Non-Destructive Testing
  • Occupational Safety, Health & Environment
  • 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   –   Entrepreneurship

U3   –   Malaysian Eco-Tourism/ Malaysian Traditional Food

U4   –   Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1 to 2

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.

Entry Requirements

For Engineering degree: 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, incl. 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%) Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by MQA Minimum overall average of 65%, inclusive of minimum 65% in Mathematics and Physics International Baccalaureate Minimum 26/42 points from 6 subjects (Minimum scores of 4/7 in Mathematics & Physics) SAM SAM – Minimum average of 65% in 5 subjects, incl of minimum scores of 65% in Mathematics and Physics *Chemistry is required for Chemical Engineering; Physics is required for all other programmes. For Engineering Diploma, Interior Architecture and Architecture programmes, please refer to for more details.

Intake Months

September and February

Career Prospects

The understanding of materials properties, processing and application of materials enables our Material Science graduates to contribute positively in the areas of research, design and development.

Upon graduation, our graduates can employ their strong technical knowledge and analytical skills across industries - including consulting - around the world. The growing manufacturing sector places great demand for more Material Science specialists who have the right expertise and knowledge. As such, graduates in this niche field have an added advantage over their peers in careers related to design and development of materials for technology advancement; testing and control of quality of different materials; exploration and application of new materials in the industry; improvement and enhancement of the characteristics of materials; investigate and prevent material failure as well as to meet design requirements.

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

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