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Diploma in Electrical Engineering 

The Diploma in Electrical Engineering (DEL) programme is intended to produce semi-professional graduates who possess strong engineering knowledge based on skills as assistant engineers. Apart from that, this program is a pathway for students with SPM qualification to further their studies to a higher level in their respective fields, especially the Engineering and Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Programme in FTKE,UTeM.

"The Diploma in Electrical Engineering program is designed in a holistic way incorporating all the vital attributes that are needed in the development of technical knowledge in electrical engineering and is qualified to register as a Certified Technician (Tc.)"

Profesor Madya Dr Muhammad Nizam Bin Kamarudin

  • Programme Overview

    During the first year of study, the student will be equipped with fundamental courses such as mathematics, science and computer programming to provide the foundation for learning engineering courses. The student also taking introduction of electrical and electronic courses. After that, during the second year, the student shall continue learning core programme courses and undertake the diploma project. Finally, during the third year, students are required to undergo an Industrial Training for 16 weeks.

  • Admission Requirement

  • Programme Educational Objective (PEO)

    Programme Educational Objective (PEO) are specific goals describing the expected achievement of graduates in their career and professional life after 3 to 5 years of graduation. Three main concepts for PEO for Diploma of Electrical Engineering Programme consist of Apply engineering knowledge and contribution to respected field, the achievement in technical career as well as lifelong learning.

    The objectives of this programme are to produce graduates who:

    1. Graduates will be Assistant Engineers who are knowledgeable and technically competent in related engineering / engineering technology field as demonstrated through career progression.
    2. Graduates will be competent Assistant Engineers, able to communicate professionally with society at large and being ethical and responsible in performing leadership role in an organisation.
    3. Graduates will be Assistant Engineers who have vision in developing their self and career through lifelong learning or involve in techno-preneurs sector.
  • Programme Outcome (PO)

    Programme Outcome (PO) are statements describing what students are expected to know and be able to perform or attain by the time of graduation. These are related to the knowledge profile (DK1-DK7) that students acquire throughout the programme.

    Upon graduation, graduates should be able to :-

    1. Knowledge: Apply knowledge of applied mathematics, applied science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialisation as specified in DK1 to DK4 respectively to wide practical procedures and practices.
    2. Problem analysis: Identify and analyse well-defined engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using codified methods of analysis specific to their field of activity (DK1 to DK4).
    3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for welldefined technical problems and assist with the design of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations (DK5).
    4. Investigation: Conduct investigations of well-defined problems; locate and search relevant codes and catalogues, conduct standard tests and measurements.
    5. Modern Tool Usage: Apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools to well-defined engineering problems, with an awareness of the limitations (DK6).
    6. The Engineer and Society: Demonstrate knowledge of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to engineering technician practice and solutions to well-defined engineering problems (DK7).
    7. Environment and Sustainability: Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of engineering technician work in the solution of well-defined engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts (DK7).
    8. Ethics: Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of technician practice.
    9. Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member in diverse technical teams.
    10. Communications: Communicate effectively on well-defined engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, by being able to comprehend the work of others, document their own work, and give and receive clear instructions.
    11. Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member or leader in a technical team and to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
    12. Life Long Learning: Recognise the need for, and have the ability to engage in independent updating in the context of specialised technical knowledge.
  • Curriculum Structure

    The number of credits required to be awarded a Diploma is 90 credits. 

    This course will take two (2) years and eight (8) months minimum which emphasis on the latest technology and up to date skills. The composition of the credits is as follows:

    This course is based on practical and application oriented where the student will be involved in laboratory experiments, computer aided learning, working on practical assignments in electrical engineering workshop. UTeM is the first to conduct this type of Diploma.

  • Career Prospects

    Demands for semi-professional level labour forces that are trained in electrical engineering are extremely high especially in the industrial sector. To respond to that, UTeM’s Electrical Engineering diploma graduates are groomed with practical and application oriented knowledge so that they will be highly competitive in fulfilling the workforce markets.

  • Academic Handbooks