The course

Course code
KPT/JPS (N/523/6/0265)(PA6194) 08/20
Delivery type
4 years
Intake date

We have an international research reputation and close connection with the professional and industrial world of science, engineering and technology.


  • Contact

    Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Campus

  • Telephone

    +603 8894 3888

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Electrical and electronic engineering play a significant role in modern society. From the electricity that powers our lives to the mobile phones that enable communication and provide entertainment, the technologies around us inspire wonder. Highly trained engineers are needed to specify and design such systems and devise electronic engineering solutions for future challenges – such as electric transportation, renewable energy generation, robot systems and medical diagnostics. A Bachelor of Engineering degree can provide access to exciting global opportunities.

MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering progression

BEng students who meet the progression requirements for the MEng programme may transfer programmes at the end of Year 2.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching methods range from lectures, tutorial classes and mentor sessions, to workshop and laboratory activities supported by group and individual projects. Assessment is by examination, coursework, presentations, group project andindividual project, the balance being appropriate to the different teaching methods used in the courses.


This programme is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Our degrees are offered as 3 year BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) or 4 year MEng (Master of Engineering) qualifications. Our MEng qualification is designed to satisfy the academic requirements set by the Engineering Council UK for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). It is also currently under review for full accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Council Malaysia (EAC).

Chartered Engineers enjoy excellent prospects, enhanced employability and high salaries. If you prefer to graduate with a BEng after 3 years of study your degree will provide partial fulfilment of the necessary academic requirements for Chartered Engineer Status.

For registration by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) the four year undergraduate MEng programme is required plus a summer industrial placement.

Course content

Core courses

View or download full details of core, optional and elective courses/projects.

First Year

  • Circuits and Analysis
  • Digital design and programming
  • Mathematics for engineers and scientists 3
  • Business awareness, safety and sustainability
  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientist 4
  • Electromechanical Systems
  • Signals and Systems
  • Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems

Second Year

  • Physical Electronics and Semiconductors
  • System Projects
  • Engineering Mathematics and Statistics 3
  • Time and Frequency Signal Analysis
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Electrical Energy Systems
  • Electromagnetism

Third Year

  • MEng Group Project 1
  • MEng Professional and Industrial Studies
  • MEng Group Project 2
  • Plus two optional courses in Semester 1 and two optional courses in Semester 2

Fourth Year

Project placement or research plus four optional courses in semester 2.


The Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng degree provides a broad education as well as an appropriate measure of specialisation in Advanced Electronic, Electrical and Computer Systems. Graduates enjoy excellent employment prospects throughout industry, financial organisations, government and the professions and are well qualified to join research teams.

Entry requirements

  • Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation in Science: CCCC
  • A-Level/STPM:BBC including B in Mathematics and Physics.
  • SAM: ATAR 75 including B in Mathematics and Physics.
  • CPU: 75% including B in Mathematics and Physics.
  • UEC: 3A 2B (A in Mathematics and Physics).
  • SMA 3: 8.0 in Mathematics and Physics.
  • IB Diploma: Minimum 5 in SL Mathematics and Physics.
  • Diploma recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.
  • Any other relevant qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government.
  • The subjects studied must include Mathematics and Physics.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 is required.

If you do not have IELTS 6.0, we offer a Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSEP) prior to commencing your studies.


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Scholarships and bursaries

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