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Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical-Mechatronics)

Offered by: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration8 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
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 NotesQP49
Mode of StudyBy Research
Course Description

Mechatronic Engineering is a new engineering field which combine engineering fields such as Electronic, Electric, Mechanical, Control, Software, Computer and Information Technology.
This field has become rapidly increasing and expanding within industries especially in manufacturing industry since the significance of micro processing and micro control is recognized its significance in industrial control.
Furthermore, Mechatronic is the technology behind the smart products, which typically includes microprocessor, control system and mechanical field. An engineer equipped with knowledge, experience and specialization in Mechatronic field is a pre-requisite for any up and running industry.
Mechatronic engineer utilizes the use of computer and digital control system for controlling processes within an industry. They combine electrical science, control, mechanical, robotic and manufacturing to fabricate a wide variety of products. These include everyday household such as washing machine, camera, photocopier machine and car anti locking brake as well as high-tech computer control machines operated in manufacturing and fabrication industries. Regardless of its discipline, an engineer will encounter usage of mechatronic systems at one stage of their working life.

In view of that, this program is offered to equip graduates with a vast knowledge on electronic, microcontrollers, robotic, automation, control engineering, and production engineering areas.  Those whose expertise revolves around these areas, are extremely required by the existing industries.  Graduates who are highly skilled in and capable of narrowing the gap between mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering, will have an immense advantage of employment


Program Structure The number of credits required for graduates to be awarded with the bachelor degree is 138 credits. Total allocation of credits according to classification of subjects is as follow:


Classsification Of Subjects
Electrical & Electronic Engineering Core
Mechatronic Engineering Specialization
University General Studies
English Language
Total Credits


The curriculum for the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical-Mechatronics) program is almost similar to the curriculum for the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) program for the first two years of the program.  Electrical Engineering fundamentals are stressed. Subjects on Introduction to Electrical Engineering, Programming Techniques, Circuit Theory, Circuit and Systems, Electronic Devices and Digital Electronic are offered besides reinforcement in Mathematical subjects.  However, mechatronic engineering students are also required to take engineering Drawing and Engineering Mechanics.

In the second year, the Electrical Engineering core modules are emphasized focusing on Electronic Circuits, Signals and Systems, Electronic Instrumentation and Measurement, Basic Power and Electric Machine, Digital Systems, Electromagnetic Field Theory, similar to the other programs.

Reinforcement on Electrical and Mechatronic Engineering fields are intensified focusing on subjects of System Modeling and Analysis, Microprocessor, Communication Principle, Hydraulic and Pneumatics, Digital Signal Processing, Electronic Systems and  Electrical Motors and Drives, in the third year.

Students are required to undergo industrial training at least for a duration of 10 weeks either in the private sector or government sector during a the ‘Short Semester’ in the third year. This is to equip future graduates with practical technical skills besides exposing them to industrial working environment.

In the final year, specialization and depth in Mechatronic Engineering field is strengthened.  Students are required to take courses on Robotics, and Mechatronic system design.  Besides that, students are also required to select three (3) courses from the following to enhance their knowledge :



Besides that, each student is required to undertake a research or design project associated to the Mechatronic Engineering area in the final year.  The students are required to submit a thesis based on their project at the end of the final semester.

Entry Requirements

SPM+STPM+MUET or its equiv.

Career Prospects

Mechanical engineers are employed in virtually every kind of industry.  It is envisaged that industrial sector in Malaysia will be rapidly developed due to the increasing demand from escalating market requirements, such as market for electronic and telecommunication equipments as well as investments made by foreign investors.  As mechatronic field takes on a much larger role in product development, graduates who are highly skilled in mechatronic engineering will be in high demand.  They are involved in generating creative design and development of smart products, and in the production, control, management and sales of the devices and systems needed by society.
In general, graduates undertaking this course will be eligible as an engineer in the following industries:


  • Construction and fabrication of vehicle firms
  • Manufacturing of household equipment such as washing machine, television, radio, etc
  • Manufacturing of electronic equipment such as camera, photocopier etc.
  • Food Processing Industry
  • Oil and Gas companies
  • High Technology firms such as aerospace industry
  • Consultant firms
  • Engineering and Product Development firms
  • Automation Manufacturing System firms
  • Biomedical Engineering firms
  • Software Development firms
  • Research and Development center e.g. High Educational Institute, SIRIM etc


On the types of employment, graduates undertaking the program may be employed, among others, as :


  • Mechatronic Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronic Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • E&M (Electro-Mechanical) Engineer
  • Construction/Fabrication Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Research Officer
  • Sales Officer
  • Development Officer
  • Academician



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

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