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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(48 m) 4 years
Course Tuition Fees:
USD 17,227
Course Miscellanous Fees:


Bukit Jalil,
Location of Study:
Kuala Lumpur
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Awarding University:
Staffordshire University, UK & Asia Pacific University (Dual Degree)


  Institution: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Field Of Study:
Level Of Study:
Course Subject:
Course Intake:
April, August, January, May, October


This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • High-quality undergraduate engineering education by providing students with a curriculum that is firmly grounded in Mechatronic engineering fundamentals.
  • A study of basic engineering sciences and fundamentals of mechanical, electrical, electonics and computing engineering. Students will be to integrate these four diverse.
  • The technical skills to design, analyse and test “intelligent” products or processes that incorporate suitable controller, sensor and mechatronic devices for robotics and automation.


  • Be working as a practicing professional engineer in the field of Mechatronic Engineering.
  • Have progressed in their Mechatronic Engineering careers or other chosen profession and/or are engaged in advanced studies in Mechatronic Engineering or other related fields.


The students, upon completion of their study, should attain the following outcomes:

  • Ability to gain and apply basic principles of Mathematics, Science and Engineering.
  • Ability to identify engineering problems and apply basic engineering principles to solve them.
  • Ability to recognize and apply suitable tools and techniques for engineering practical applications.
  • Ability to investigate complex engineering problems using research techniques.
  • Ability to design solutions for complex engineering problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally.
  • Ability to comprehend and demonstrate current good practices of engineering for sustainable development.
  • Ability to practice safety, health, social, cultural, legal and environmental responsibilities as an engineer.
  • Ability to execute the responsibilities of an Engineer professionally and ethically.
  • Ability to function effectively as an individual or in a team.
  • Ability to recognize the need for, and be able to engage in independent and life-long learning
  • Ability to demonstrate and apply the knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles.

Year 1

These modules provide an appropriate platform for an Engineering Professional to understand the basic principles of engineering in the areas of Circuit Analysis, Engineering Materials, Engineering Statics and Dynamics and Engineering Design .

In addition, a thorough grounding in principles of IT and management are provided by the Programming and Management modules. Modules such as Introduction to C Programming, Engineering Mathematics and Introduction to Management provide the basic academic skills required to meet the demands of employers. Important and relevant skills for managing activities and for your own independent learning are also introduced.

Common Modules

  • Analysis of Circuits
  • Engineering Materials
  • Introduction to Management
  • Engineering Statics and Dynamics
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Introduction to C Programming
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Engineering Design
  • Three (3) MQA modules applicable only to Malaysian students

MQA Modules

  • Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language)
  • Pengajian Malaysia (Malaysian Studies)
  • Pendidikan Moral (Moral Studies); or Pendidikan Islam (Islamic Studies)

Year 2

Here, you start specialising in modules that develop the necessary underlying knowledge and skills in Mechatronic Engineering. Further, in-depth Electronic and Mechanical skills are developed here with modules such as Electromagnetic Field Theory, Engineering Software and Applications, Analogue Electronics, Digital Electronics, Sensor and Actuators, Introduction to Power Systems, Signals and Linear Systems and Strength of Materials. Engineering Mathematics is provided for the better understanding of the engineering modules.

Common Modules

  • Analogue Electronics
  • Introduction to Power Systems
  • Electromagnetic Field Theory
  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Engineering Software and Applications
  • Digital Electronics
  • Signal and Linear Systems

Specialised Modules

  • Strength of Material
  • Intermediate Robotics
  • Sensor and Actuators

Year 3

Specialised knowledge and skills in the areas of Machine Design, CAD/CAM, Advanced Robotics, PLC & Pneumatic Systems and Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer are a critical focus of this level. There is further development of the ability to apply relevant engineering skills with strong critical thinking and analysis.

Common Modules

  • Control Engineering
  • Communication Engineering Principles
  • Microprocessor Systems and Embedded Software
  • Numerical Methods & Statistics
  • Power Electronics & Drives

Specialised Modules

  • Machine Design
  • PLC & Pneumatic Systems
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Advanced Robotics


Industry placement with a suitable organisation for a minimum period of 12 weeks, after completing Year 3 and before the commencement of Year 4.

Year 4

The final year Engineering modules provide the necessary industry application technological skills which will become very useful for employment upon graduation. These modules include Mechatronic Design, Fluid Mechanics and product creation technology. Your personal and professional development is enhanced by the module in Engineer in Society and Engineering Project Management. You will enhance your technical capability and understand how to innovate, generate and manage the creation of new ideas.

The Project Phase I (Investigation) in Mechatronic Engineering will enable students to take on R&D with commercialisation. The Mechatronic Engineering Project Phase II (Implementation) also develops the academic and practical aspects of your chosen areas of study and reinforces your independent learning skills. This is where you will demonstrate higher level critical thinking, analysis and solutions development skills which will enhance your employability.

Common Modules

  • Engineering Project Management
  • Project Phase I (Investigation)
  • Project Phase II (Implementation)
  • Engineer in Society

Specialised Modules

  • Mechatronics Design
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Product creation and Technology

Source: Asia Pacific University