NUCLEAR ENGINEERING IN MALAYSIA

NUCLEAR ENGINEERING IN MALAYSIA

Nuclear Engineering Course in Malaysia

Nuclear energy is all about contributing more than 15% of global electricity requests with more than 400 nuclear reactors operating in more than 30 countries. As global electricity demand has increased since the decade, the percentage has also increased due to the demand for global electricity in real terms. 

The Bachelor of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering in Malaysia on a full-time course is mandatory to purposely promote nuclear development and for utilizing research reactors. It is said that it is aimed at volume and capability building through a systemic perspective approach in nuclear-related subjects. This helps in valuing the potential of nuclear energy as an alternative energy resource. Basically, it takes years to prepare the nuclear workforce for this technology in all aspects which include all the aspects of planning until the decommissioning including the final waste disposal of the nuclear power plant.

What is the study of Nuclear Engineering in Malaysia?

The purpose of the course is to provide Nuclear Engineering knowledge and skills to students who have less idea or none about the background of nuclear-related subjects, mainly for those students who have an interest in reactor engineering. A national academic program has been developed for the education of the scientists, engineers, and other technicians to support technicians to reinforce technical research which can be expected to be in order as part of the development which is needed in national capabilities.

A nuclear engineering curriculum in Malaysian University would include subjects as given below: 

  • Nuclear reactor theory 
  • Nuclear reaction and radiation 
  • Nuclear chemistry
  • Nuclear thermal engineering 
  • Nuclear fuels and materials 
  • Fuel cycle engineering
  • Nuclear reactor design 
  • Nuclear safety engineering

Duration of Nuclear Engineering Course in Malaysia

The duration to study Nuclear Engineering in Malaysia take from 4 Years to 6 Years

Entry Requirement To Nuclear Engineering in Malaysia

1. Matriculation Candidates
General University Requirements
Pass SPM/equivalent with good results.
Pass Malay language and Mathematics with distinctions at SPM/equivalent level.
Pass KPM Matriculation Certificate/UM Fundamental Science with at least:
a CGPA of 2.00 and pass all major subjects
Fulfill the special requirements for a particular course.
Have sat for the Malaysian University English Test (MUET).
Special Requirements based on Course
Pass SPM/equivalent with distinctions in Additional Mathematics.
Pass KPM Matriculation Certificate/UM Fundamental Science with minimum Grade B- in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics/Biology and obtained a CGPA of at least 2.75.

2. STPM Candidates
General University Requirements
Pass SPM/equivalent with good results.
Pass Malay language and Mathematics with distinction at SPM/equivalent level.
Pass STPM/equivalent with at least:
Grade E in General Knowledge/General Paper.
Grade E in 2 of the required subjects.
Have sat for the Malaysian University English Test (MUET).
Special Requirements based on Course
Pass SPM/equivalent with Distinctions in Additional Mathematics.
Pass with Grade B- in Additional Mathematics or Advanced Additional Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics/Biology.
The candidate must not be color blind or physically handicapped which makes him/her unable to conduct experimental/practical work.

3. Diploma Holder
General University Requirements
Pass SPM/equivalent with good results.
Pass Malay language and Mathematics with distinction at SPM/equivalent level.
Have sat for the Malaysian University English Test (MUET).
Have other qualifications with an equal standard which is accredited by the Malaysian Ministry of Education and approved by the University’s Senate.
Special Requirements based on Course
Pass SPM/equivalent with distinctions in Additional Mathematics.
Possesses an Engineering Diploma from any university/equivalent with at least CPA 2.70 or possesses an Engineering Diploma from any university/equivalent with at least CPA 2.50 plus have 2 years of experience in related field.
The candidate must not be color blind or physically handicapped which makes him/her unable to conduct experimental/practical work.

4. International Students
General University Requirements
At least three (3) grade C in STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia) or General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘A’ Level or other equivalent pre-university examinations, AND
The grades/qualification must be obtained in one examination sitting, AND
The specific course requirements are fulfilled
students are required to attend and pass in pre-university courses according to programme before enrolling for the undergraduate programme offered. Courses offered are subjected to the University’s discretion.
English Language
Students will not need to undertake the Intensive English Course if you meet the University English language requirement as stated below:
A score of not less than 550 in the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOFEL)
A minimum overall band score of 6.0 in the British Council IELTS
A minimum overall band score of 4 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

Nuclear Engineering in Malaysia Fees

The cost to study Nuclear Engineering in Malaysia may vary from University to University , however the approx fee would be around MYR 2800/ Year

Below you will find the list of career you can choose after completing the study of Nuclear Engineering from Malaysian University

Where can you study nuclear engineering in Malaysia?

FAQs ABOUT NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

What are the advantages of studying Nuclear Engineering from Malaysia?

It will give you a stable and a well known job opportunities

You can be hired in top most industries like Nuclear Energy Companies, Chemical Industry, Research Labs, Science and Technology Companies and many more. 

You can perform various researches based on nuclear physics, subatomic physics in the R&D department of any educational institutes or research labs. 

You can also study further postgraduate degree programs.

Is there demand for Nuclear Engineers in the future in Malaysia?

The demand of nuclear engineers is projected to grow more than 5% until 2026. The developments in Nuclear medicines, cancer treatments, diagnostic imaging and many more will also drive demand for the Nuclear Engineers, not only in Malaysia but around the globe.

Is Studying Nuclear Engineering hard?

There are 3 main fields in Nuclear Engineering such as thermal-hydraulics, Radiation detection, measurement, and reactor physics. It is said that the study of Nuclear Engineering is not the most difficult subject to study comparatively. To be to the point, no branch is difficult if you have put your heart and mind to study and understand it thoroughly. Your interest in a particular branch should be enough for you to pass it with flying colors.

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