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Mechatronics is the most wide-ranging of the engineering discipline and is applicable to industry, government, environment and society. The manufacturing industry plays a prominent role in Penang’s economy. For this industry to continue to flourish there is a need for more qualified and trained manpower to support automation to ensure the smooth running of the industry.

Mechatronics is considered ‘modern mechanical engineering ‘, that it integrates mechanical system with electrical & electronic for better feedback and control into a complete system.

In industry 4.0, machines are and robots are connected for better operations, productivity, reliability maintainability; supported by smart systems. Mechatronics is the discipline that contributes to industrial automation.


Mechatronics Engineering Career Opportunities

Graduates can also pursue the following careers:

  • Robotics Engineer
  • Automation Engineer
  • Instrumentation Engineer
  • Electronic Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Mechatronics Project Engineer
  • Mechatronics, R&D or Systems Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Process Control Engineer
  • Service Engineer


This dual award degree offers students an outstanding educational experience in which students not only receive a UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College degree but also a UK degree award from the University of Lincoln.


Educational Partner:


The accreditation of this program is done by Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and not Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC). Hence the program are not recognized by Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). In order to register as Graduate Engineer with BEM, graduates have to top up their study with a master degree by instruction (master by coursework) in the relevant field from accredited universities / institutions.


University Award:

Program information

Engineering may not be the easiest areas of study, but it is the subject areas that continue to be in demand, and the graduates are also more likely to find employment quickly and work their way up the career ladder with an engineering degree under their belt. As Malaysia strives towards a developed nation status, engineers have a key-role to play in enhancing the quality of life through the advancement of science and technology. With such a pivotal role to play, qualified and skilled engineers are in escalating demand and will remain to be throughout the world.

Studying engineering also brings prestige, wide variety of career progression opportunities, having the chance to improve the world, worldwide travel and employment opportunities, as well as career satisfaction. More importantly, it sets one up for professional success. Engineers can be Entrepreneurs; we call them “Technopreneur”.


With more than 30% academicians with PhD and industry specialists from leading global corporations, we provide access to real-world technology innovations and industry insights.


UOW Malaysia KDU delivers industry-certified graduates with professional certifications (e.g. MyTRIZ, Labview, SolidWorks, Mentor Graphics), experienced in handling and solving industrial related problems. This ensures a seamless transition to employment upon graduation.

3 years
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, George Town


  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Statics and Dynamics
  • Engineering Materials
  • Introduction to Inventive Problem Solving in Engineering
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Engineering Skills in Experimentation and Presentation
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Electric Power and Machines
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Computer Programming
  • Workshop Technology



  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Strength of Materials
  • Control Systems
  • Engineers in Society
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Thermo-Fluids Science
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Numerical Methods
  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Analogue Electronics



  • Final Year Project 1
  • Project Management
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Signal Processing and System Identification
  • Heat, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Individual Engineering Project 2
  • State-Space Control
  • Industrial Automation
  • Energy System and Conversion
  • Elective (1 subject)
  • Mechanical Design and Analysis
  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence in Engineering
  • Dynamics of Machines
  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International Students)
  • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Malaysia and Global Issues
  • Global Social Responsibility
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programs)

Intake dates


30 January 6 March 26 May 3 July 8 September 16 October
Estimated fees
Local students

Single Award – RM65,815
Dual Award – RM79,615

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International students

Single Award – RM87,380
Dual Award – RM101,180

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*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

Single Award
Pass with NGMP 2.00; or Grade C in Mathematics and Physical Science subject (Physics/Chemistry)

Dual Award
Pass with min. Grade B in Mathematics and Grade C in Physical Science


GCE A Levels :
Single Award
2 Principal Passes inclusive of Mathematics and 1 Physical Science subject (Physics/Chemistry)

Dual Award 
Pass with minimum Grade B in Mathematics and Grade C in Physical Science and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent


5 Credits  including Mathematics and 1 Science subject


Foundation in Science / Matriculation :
Single Award
Pass with CGPA ≥ 2.00 inclusive of Mathematics and Science subject

Dual Award
Pass with CGPA ≥ 3.00 and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent


Australian Matriculation / Foundation :
ATAR score of 70


Diploma :
Single Award
Pass with CGPA ≥ 2.00

Dual Award
Pass with CGPA ≥ 2.50 and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent

Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 with a Credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent may be admitted subject to rigorous internal assessment process

English Requirement

Local Student :
Single Award
Band 3 in MUET

Dual Award
Band 4 in MUET


International Student :
Single Award
Band 5.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 42 (IBT) or 410 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) (154); or PTE Academic (47)

Dual Award
Band 6.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 60 (IBT) or 488 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) (169); or PTE Academic (59)


If applicants score between the minimum English language standard and the required dual award standard then other listed English qualifications will be considered if they decide to pursue the dual award program:
SPM English Credit (min. C); or SPM 1119 (O-Level English) (min. C); or UEC English (min. B6); or Cambridge English CAE & CPE min. 169 with no element below 162 or PTE Academic (59); or UOW Malaysia KDU English Entrance Test (73)