BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The course

Course code
KPT/JPS (R/523/6/0260) (FA5562) 07/25
Delivery type
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Intake date
September
Location
Malaysia

Contact

  • Contact

    Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Campus

  • Telephone

    +603 8894 3888

  • Email

    hwum@hw.ac.uk

Overview

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/BEng Electrical Engineering progression

All students by default will be enrolled into the MEng programme at the point of entry. This is done for the applicant’s eligibility for PTPTN’s study loan, as well as for recognition by the Board of Engineers Malaysia. You may choose to opt out of the MEng programme, and proceed to a BEng programme during your Second Year.

Teaching and assessment

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

Accreditation

CV

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) status.

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), MEng programme is required plus a minimum of 10 weeks industrial placement.

Course content

First Year

MEng and BEng

  • Circuits and Analysis
  • Digital design and programming
  • Mathematics for engineers and scientists 3
  • Business awareness, Safety and Sustainability
  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 4
  • Intro Electricity and Magnetism
  • Electrical Power and Machines
  • Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems

Second Year

All students by default will be enrolled into the MEng programme at the point of entry. This is done for the applicant’s eligibility for PTPTN’s study loan, as well as for recognition by the Board of Engineers Malaysia. You may choose to opt out of the MEng programme, and proceed to a BEng programme during your Second Year.

MEng and BEng

  • Semiconductor Electronics
  • System Projects
  • Engineering Mathematics and Statistics
  • Time and Frequency Signal Analysis
  • Electrical Energy Systems
  • Electromagnetism

Third Year

BEng only

  • BEng Project 1
  • BEng Project 2

Plus three optional courses in Semester 1 and two optional courses in Semester 2.

MEng only

MEng students do Group Project 1, Group Project 2, Professional and Industrial Studies plus four optional courses.

Students undertake a compulsory industrial training placement after completing Year 3.

Career

The BEng 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.
  • WACE/SACE: ATAR 75 including B in Mathematics and Physics.
  • CPU: 75% including B in Mathematics and Physics.
  • UEC: 15 points or less including A in Mathematics and Physics (5 subjects not less than B grade)
  • 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, acceptable to the University.
  • 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.

Fees

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Scholarships and bursaries

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