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Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration8 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time/Part Time
Fees (International Student)45880/Course
FacultyFaculty of Electrical Engineering
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyEngineering & Engineering Trades
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Additional NotesUPU Code (for reference): QG07
Course Description

The Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) programme, codenamed SKEE, is one of the undergraduate programmes offered by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FKE) to prepare graduates for positions as electrical engineers. The SKEE programme has been designed to emphasise not only on the understanding and acquisition of basic principles and skills in the field of electrical engineering, but also on a wide range of subareas including electronics, control systems, instrumentation, signal processing, telecommunications and power systems.

The curriculum of SKEE consists of core and specialized electrical engineering courses, related general education and supporting non-technical courses.  Furthermore, the students’ exposure to engineering practices is integrated throughout the curriculum through the combinations of industrial training and invited lectures from industries.

The SKEE programme also provides the students with the opportunities for developing analytical, critical and constructive thinking skills in addition to communication, team-working and life-long learning skills in order to prepare the students for careers as electrical engineers in industries, public sectors, or continuing education at postgraduate levels.


The number of credits required for graduates to be awarded with the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) degree is 136 credits. 

In the first year, Electrical Engineering fundamentals are taught stressing on subjects of Introduction to Electrical Engineering, Programming Techniques, Circuit Theory, Circuits and Systems, Electronic Devices and Digital Electronic, besides reinforcement in Mathematical subjects.

In the second year, the Electrical Engineering core modules are emphasised focusing on Electronic Circuits, Signals and Systems, Electronic Instrumentation and Measurement, Basic Power and Electric Machines, Digital Systems, Electromagnetic Field Theory.

In the third year, reinforcement on Electrical Engineering fields are intensified, with the students focusing on subjects like System Modeling and Analysis, Microprocessor, Communication Principle, Control System Design, Power Electronic and Drives, Power System Engineering, and Power System Analysis. The students are required to undergo industrial training at least for a duration of 10 weeks either in the private or government sector during a the ‘Short Semester’ in the third year. This is to equip the students with practical technical skills besides exposing them to real life industrial working environment.

In the final year, the students will be given options to choose their specialization in any one of the Electrical Engineering areas, namely, Power Engineering, Control and Instrumentation Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Telecommunication Engineering.   Students are required to select six (6) courses in their chosen specialization area to expand their knowledge :


Entry Requirements

SPM+STPM+MUET or its equiv.


Career Prospects

Generally, a graduate holding the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) degree may find many exciting opportunities in electrical engineering related industries. The examples are:

  • Communication equipment and network providers (Telekom Malaysia, CELCOM, MAXIS, TV3, etc.)
  • Computers and peripheral devices manufacturers (IBM etc.)
  • Education and training institutions (Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges)
  • Electric energy production companies (Tenaga Nasional Berhad and Independent Power Producers)
  • Manufacturing of component and equipment companies (Panasonic etc.)
  • Power equipment manufacturers (Toshiba, ABB, etc.)
  • Research and design organizations (SIRIM, MIMOS, Universities, Tenaga Nasioanl Berhad Research, etc.)
  • Semiconductor chip designers and manufacturers (Texas Instruments, Intel, Motorola, etc.)
  • Automotive manufacturer and assembly firms (Proton, Perodua, DRB-HICOM, etc.)
  • Bio-medical engineering firms
  • Consultation firms
  • Electronic equipment’s production industries
  • Engineering and product development firms
  • Food processing factories
  • High-technology based firm such as aerospace
  • Home appliances (such as washing machines, TV, radio, rice cooker etc.) manufacturing firms
  • Oil and gas companies
  • Research and design organizations (SIRIM, Universities, etc)
  • System automation manufacturer firms

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

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