Mechatronics means “a mechanical system with electronic controls”. Mechatronics is an emerging field of engineering that integrates electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, control engineering and information technology. In layman’s terms, mechatronics combines these areas of engineering to allow the design, development, and application of “smart devices” in an integrated, cross-disciplinary manner.
The mechatronics concept established basic principles for a contemporary engineering design methodology. In this methodology, engineering products and processes have components that require manipulation and control of dynamic (moving) construction to the required high degree of accuracy. Also, the design process requires integrating enabling technologies such as information technology and control engineering. A key factor for the design process involves integrating modern microelectronics and the engineering of software into mechanical and electromechanical systems. This programme is a combination of electrical engineering and automotive engineering. During the course of study, students will be given solid understanding of the core areas which include:
- Electric and electronics circuits
- Computer programming
- Control system theory
- Automotive electric and electronics system
- Electronics instrument and measurement technology
- Microcontroller interfacing
- Digital signals processing
- Power Electronics and drive
- Hybrid vehicle system
- Automotive eng
Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)
- PEO 1
To produce graduates who are knowledgeable, competent and innovative which will contribute towards the requirement of the human capital in engineering technology related industry.
- PEO 2
To produce graduates who have effective leadership and teamwork skills as well as verbal, non-verbal and interpersonal communication skills to support their role in the industry.
- PEO 3
To produce graduates who are committed to the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement.
- PEO 4
To produce graduates who practice professionalism with ethics and social responsibility.
- PEO 5
To produce graduates who are capable of embarking on business and technopreneurial activities.
Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Majors in engineering technology will be able to:
- PLO 1
Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, mechatronics engineering fundamentals and automotive fundamentals to define and applied engineering procedures, process, systems or methodologies.
- PLO 2
Identify, formulate, research literature, modeling, simulate and solve broadly-defined engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using appropriate analytical tools related to mechatronics and automotive engineering technology.
- PLO 3
Design solutions for broadly-defined engineering technology problems and contribute to the design of systems, components or process to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal and environmental considerations.
- PLO 4
Conduct investigations of broadly-defined problems: locate, search and select relevant data from codes, data bases and literature, design and conduct experiments to provide a valid conclusion.
- PLO 5
Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering tools, including prediction and modeling to broadly-defined engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.
- PLO 6
Function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse technical teams.
- PLO 7
Communicate effectively on broadly-defined engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, by being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations and give/receive clear instructions.
- PLO 8
Demonstrate understanding of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities and norms of engineering technology practice.
- PLO 9
Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering technology practice.
- PLO 10
Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a societal context and demonstrate knowledge of and the need for sustainable development.
- PLO 11
Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of management, business practices, and technopreneurial competencies.
- PLO 12
Recognize the need for improvement and have the ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning.
Mechatronics graduates are in great demand as industries seek to apply for evolutionary advances in computers, electronics, sensors, and actuators to improve their products, processes, and services. Graduates are in demand wherever there is potential for improvement in the integration of computer and electrical hardware with mechanical systems. Mechatronics graduates can work in any company that develops designs or manufactures and markets “smart” devices. Opportunities exist in manufacturing, sales and as well as research. Mechatronic devices have crept into everyday life.
- Foundation English
- Engineering Mathematics I
- Engineering Mechanics
- Engineering Drawing
- Electrical Circuits Analysis
- Automotive Engineering Fundamental
- Electrical and Electronics Workshop/ Laboratory
- Co-Curriculum I
- Professional English I
- Engineering Mathematics II
- Fundamental of Materials Science
- Thermal Science
- Computer Programming
- Workshop Technology
- Bahasa Kebangsaan A
- Co-Curriculum II
- Professional English II
- Computer Aided Design
- Digital Electronic
- Fluid Mechanics
- Automotive Power Train and Chassis Vehicle Dynamics
- Islamic/Moral Studies
- Pneumatics & Hydraulics
- Internal Combustion Engine
- Automotive Safety
- Malaysian Studies
- Electric Machine Fundamentals
- Microprocessor System
- Control System Theory
- Electronics Instrument & Measurement Technology
- Automotive Electric & Electronics System I
- Professional Engineering Practice and Ethics
- Microcontroller and Interfacing
- Electronics Devices & Applications
- Innovation Management
- Digital Signals Processing
- Power Electronics and Drive
- Automotive Electric & Electronics System II
- Electric Vehicle System
- Mandarin I
- Final Year Project I
- Falsafah Sains & Teknologi Islam
- Mandarin II
- Final Year Project II
- Elective I
- Elective II