Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical-Mechatronics) – (SKEM/SEEM)

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical-Mechatronics) is a program with honours that has been established and offered for more than two decades by UTM. The program is a four-year program completed with one year final year project. Mechatronic Engineering is an engineering field which combines 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. 

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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.

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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 Registered Choice of Concentration Degree Awarded Field of Registration with BEM
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical-Mechatronics) – [SKEM] Mechatronic Engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical-Mechatronics) Electronic Engineering

 

The Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) are statements that describe the expected graduates’ achievements after a few years of graduation. Table 1 shows the educational objectives for the programmes offered by School of Electrical Engineering (SKE) and its targets of achievement.

Table 1: Programme educational objectives and the targets

SKE has set a five (5) year period after graduation for the assessment of PEO achievement. Alumni Survey and Employer Survey are two indirect assessments that have been used to measure the achievement of PEOs. The Employer Survey is meant to obtain feedbacks from the industries on performance of our alumni with respect to the PEOs whereas Alumni Survey is meant to get info about the alumni’s professional development.

The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Engineering Electrical-Mechatronics programmes are to facilitate students to:

PEO1: Become electronic engineers who are competent, innovative, and productive in addressing customer needs.
PEO2: Grow professionally with proficient soft skills
PEO3: Demonstrate high standard of ethical conduct, positive attitude, and societal responsibilities.

Students graduating with a degree in Engineering Electrical-Mechatronics will have:

PO1

Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and electrical engineering to the solution of complex engineering problems. (Engineering Knowledge)


PO2

Ability to perform research-based analysis, conduct experiments and interpret data for complex engineering problems. (Investigation)


PO3

Ability to identify, formulate, conduct research literature to analyse complex engineering problems using engineering knowledge.
(Problem Analysis)


PO4

Ability to apply engineering practice and use modern engineering, and IT tools for complex engineering problem with an understanding the limitations of the technology (Modern Tool Usage)


PO5

Ability to design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems and processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, culture, society, and environment. (Design/ Development of Solutions)


 

PO6

Ability to articulate ideas, communicate effectively, in writing and verbally, on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large. (Communication)


PO7

Ability to function effectively as an individual, as a member or as a leader in diverse teams. (Individual and Team Work)


PO8

Ability to recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change. (Life Long Learning)


PO9

Ability to comprehend the impact of global and contemporary issues, the role of engineers on society including, health, safety, legal and cultural issues, and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practices and engineering problems.(The Engineer and Society)


PO10

Ability to comprehend and evaluate the sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solutions of complex engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts.(Environment and Sustainability)


PO11

Ability to grasp and execute responsibility professionally and ethically in professional engineering practices.(Ethics)


PO12

Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles, and economic decision-making to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.(Project Management and Finance)



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
Credits
Electrical & Electronic Engineering Core
72
Mechatronic Engineering Specialization
43
University General Studies
12
English Language
6
Co-curriculum
3
Total Credits
136

 

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, 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.


BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (ELECTRICAL – MECHATRONICS) – SKEM

 

FIRST YEAR – SEMESTER I

CODE

COURSES

CREDIT

PRE REQUISITE

TOTAL CREDIT

SSCE 1693 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS 1

3

15

SEEE1012 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

2

SEEE 1013 ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT ANALYSIS

3

SCCP 1103 C PROGRAMMING TECHNIQUES

3

UHLB 1112 ENGLISH COMMUNICATION SKILLS

2

UHMS 1182/UHIS1022 PENGHAYATAN ETIKA(LOCAL)/FALSAFAH DAN ISU SEMASA(INTERN)

2

 

FIRST YEAR – SEMESTER II

CODE

COURSES

CREDIT

PRE REQUISITE

TOTAL CREDIT

SSCE 1793 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

3

16

SEEM1502 COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING DRAWING

2

SEEE 1073 ELECTRONIC DEVICES & CIRCUIT

3

 SEEE1013
SEEE 1223 DIGITAL ELECTRONICS

3

SEEM 1113 ENGINEERING MECHANICS

3

UHIS 1022/UHLM1012 ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION & ASIAN CIVILIZATION(LOCAL)/MALAY LANGUAGE FOR COMMUNICATION 2(INTERNATIONAL)

2

 

SECOND YEAR – SEMESTER I

CODE

COURSES

CREDIT

PRE REQUISITE

TOTAL CREDIT

SSCE 1993 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS II

3

 SSCE 1693

17

UKQX 2**2 ELECTIVE OF CO CURRICULUM SERVICE LEARNING

2

SEEE 2073 SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS

3

SEEE 2423 FUNDAMENTAL OF ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEMS

3

 SEEE1013
SEEE 1022 INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMING

2

UHLB 2122 ACADEMIC COMMUNICATION SKIILS

2

UHAK1012 GRADUATE SUCCESS ATTRIBUTES

2

 

SECOND YEAR – SEMESTER II

CODE

COURSES

CREDIT

PRE REQUISITE

TOTAL CREDIT

SEEE 2133 ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION & MEASUREMENT

3

16

SEEE 2263 DIGITAL SYSTEMS

3

SEEE 1223

SEEM3123 HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC SYSTEMS

3

SEEM 1113

SEEE 2742 2ND YEAR ELECTRONIC DESIGN LAB

2

SSCE 2193 ENGINEERING STATISTICS

3

UBSS 1032 INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEUSHIP

2

 

THIRD YEAR – SEMESTER I

CODE

COURSES

CREDIT

PRE REQUISITE

TOTAL CREDIT

SSCE 2393 NUMERICAL METHODS

3

17

SEEE 3133 SYSTEM MODELING & ANALYSIS

3

SEEE 3223 MICROPROCESSOR

3

SEEE 1223

SEEE 3533 COMMUNICATION PRINCIPLES

3

SEEE 2073

SEEE 2523 ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD THEORY

3

SSCE 1993

SEEE 3732 COMMON 3RD YEAR LABORATORY

2

 

THIRD YEAR – SEMESTER II

CODE

COURSES

CREDIT

PRE REQUISITE

TOTAL CREDIT

SEEE 3143 CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN

3

SKEE 3133

17

SEEM 4333 MECHATRONICS SYSTEM DESIGN

3

SEEE 3263 ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

3

SKEE 1073

SEEM 3133 ELECTRICAL MOTORS AND DRIVES

3

SEEM 3742 SPECIALIZED 3RD YEAR LABORATORY

2

UHLB 3132 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS

2

UKQT 3001 EXTRACURRICULAR EXPERIENTAL LEARNING(ExCEL)                 1

 

THIRD YEAR – SEMESTER III

CODE

COURSES

CREDIT

PRE REQUISITE

TOTAL CREDIT

SEEM 4926 PRACTICAL TRAINING

6

6

 

FOURTH YEAR – SEMESTER I

CODE

COURSES

CREDIT

PRE REQUISITE

TOTAL CREDIT

SEEM 4723 CAPSTONE PROJECT

3

16

SEEM 4812 FINAL YEAR PROJECT PART I

2

SEEM 4143 ROBOTICS

3

SSCE 1993

SEEL 4223 DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING I

3

          SEEE2073
SEE* 4**3 FIELD ELECTIVE 1

3

SHMS 4542 ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

2

 

FOURTH YEAR – SEMESTER II

CODE

COURSES

CREDIT

PRE REQUISITE

TOTAL CREDIT

SEEM 4824 FINAL YEAR PROJECT PART II

4

SEEM 4812

16

SEEE 4012 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE

2

SEE* 4**3 FIELD ELECTIVE 2

3

SEE* 4XX3 FIELD ELECTIVE 3

3

UHIT2302 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY THINKING

2

UHL* 1112 ELECTIVE OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE

2

 

FIELD ELECTIVES

CODE

COURSES

PRE REQUISITE

SEEE 4113 MODERN CONTROL THEORY

SEEE 3143

SEEE 4153 DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS

SEEE 3143

SEEE 4433 POWER ELECTRONICS & DRIVES

SEEE 2413

SEEI 3133 INDUSTRIAL INSTRUMENTATIONS AND APPLICATIONS

SEEE 2133

SEEI 4173 ADVANCED TRANDUCERS & SENSORS

SEEI 3133

SEEI 4223 BIOMEMS AND MICROANALYTICAL SYSTEMS

SEEI 3133

SEEI 4233 NANOTECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATION
SEEI 4313 PLC AND SCADA SYSTEM DESIGN

SEEE 3143

SEEI 4343 SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION AND ESTIMATION

SEEE 4113

SEEI 4363 INDUSTRIAL CONTROL NETWORKS

SEEE 3143

SEEL 4213 SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

SECP 1103

SEEM 4133 MACHINE VISION SYSTEMS
SEEM 4153 ROBOT TECHNOLOGY FOR AUTOMATION

SEEM 4143

SEEM 4173 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
SEEM 4223 EMBEDDED SYSTEMS

SEEE 3223

SEET 4633 CODING OF MULTIMEDIA SIGNALS
SEEM4163 AUTONOMOUS ROBOT

SEEM4143

SEEM 4123

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

 

SEEI 4323                    ADVANCED CONTROL THEORY                                                                                                                                                       SEEE4113


Mechatronics 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

The University adopts the semester system. The academic year is divided into two (2) normal semesters, namely Semester I and Semester II, and a short semester at the end of Semester II. Thus, intake for new undergraduate students is normally made during the semester I of an academic year. The minimum duration of the programs is 4 years (8 semesters). The programs are conducted based on lectures, tutorials and practical sessions.

Students are obliged to take compulsory University General Subjects that are Ethnic Relation, Islamic and Asian Civilization, Management, English Language and Co-curriculum.
Final year students are required to do a research or design project in the related field. At the end of each semester in their final year, a report based on the research must be submitted.

Students are also required to undergo Industrial Training for 10 weeks either at the private or government sector during the short semester of the third year. This is to equip the future graduates with practical technical knowledge while exposing them to working environment in the industry.

All the subjects offered by the Faculty have credits except for subjects, which are approved by the University Senate. One (1) credit is equivalent to 14 hours of lectures or 30 hours of practical sessions (studio/project), in a semester.

All students’ performance and achievements are assessed formally. Normally, every subject is assessed based on the coursework, which constitutes not less than 50% from the overall marks, and a final exam paper, which constitutes another 50% of the overall marks. Coursework may in the form of homework, quiz, test and presentation. Final examination is held at the end of each academic semester.

Students’ performance in a course is indicated by the grade obtained. Generally, the passing grade for any course is a ‘D+’. Student who failed a course (obtained grade ‘D’ and below) is required to repeat the failed course the following semesters when it is offered. Student may improve the grade of any course with a ‘B-‘ or lower once. Subjected to the Faculty and University’s Academic Regulation, students may withdraw from a course.

Student must pass all courses specified for his/her program of study and fulfill all the requirements specified for his/her program of study set by the Faculty and University in order to be awarded with the Bachelor degree.