Q1. What are the programmes offered by Engineering Faculties at MMU?
Q2. Are MMU Engineering degrees accredited?
Q3. What are the job or career prospects of the engineering majors?
Q4. What is the maximum number of subjects per trimester a student can take?
Q5. What are the common subjects among the nine Electronics majors?
Q6. Can I change major?
Q7. Can I change campus?
Q8. How much is the whole programme?
Q9. Is there any financial assistance or scholarship?
Q10: Can MMU graduates do postgraduate studies overseas?
Q11: Can MMU Engineering graduates practice overseas?
Q12: Can a student with color blindness apply for EE course?
Q13: What is the mode of class instruction delivery?
Q14: Who are the instructors? What are their qualifications?
Q15: What are the entry requirements?
Q16: What are the lab facilities available to FOE students?
Q17: What about housing or accommodation? Does MMU furnish its students with in-house accommodation?
Q18: What are the job sectors for MMU's Engineering graduates?
Q19: What is the employment rate of FOE MMU graduates?



Q1. What are the programmes offered by Engineering Faculties at MMU?

Cyberjaya has 5 programmes and Melaka has 3 degree programmes; 1 programme is common to both campuses. Both campuses offer Foundation in Engineering programme while Melaka offers 1 Diploma course. There are 7 different engineering undergraduate programmes in total:
No. Course Location Duration
1 Foundation in Engineering Cyberjaya / Melaka 1 year
2 Diploma in Electronic Engineering Melaka 2 years 3 months
3 B.Eng. (Hons) Electronics Cyberjaya 4 years
4 B.Eng. (Hons) Electronics majoring in Computer Cyberjaya 4 years
5 B.Eng. (Hons) Electronics majoring in Telecommunications Cyberjaya / Melaka 4 years
6 B.Eng. (Hons) Electronics majoring in Nanotechnology Cyberjaya 4 years
7 B.Eng. (Hons) Electrical Cyberjaya 4 years
8 B.Eng. (Hons) Mechanical Melaka 4 years
9 B.Eng. (Hons) Electronics majoring in Robotics & Automation Melaka 4 years


There are 7 postgraduate programmes at various locations:
No. Course Location Mode of study
1 M.Eng. in Telecommunications Cyberjaya by course work
2 M.Eng. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Cyberjaya by course work
3 M.Sc. in Engineering Business Management Cyberjaya by course work
4 M.Eng in Embedded System Melaka by course work
5 M.Eng in Advanced Manufacturing Management Melaka by course work
6 M.EngSc Melaka/Cyberjaya by research
7 Ph.D Melaka/Cyberjaya by research



Q2. Are MMU Engineering degrees accredited?

Yes. Refer to Awards—by MQA (Malaysian Qualifications Agency), Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), and Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). MQA and BEM are government bodies and IEM is a professional body. In October 2000, MQA, BEM, and IEM formed the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) as a one-stop centre for Engineering degree accreditation in Malaysia. All Courses conducted in MMU have been approved by EAC and LAN.
Major factors that determine accreditation include:
  1. Syllabus (120 credit hours: 80 engineering and 40 supporting)
  2. Teaching staff (At least a Master for lecturers, at least 2nd Class Upper Bachelor degree for tutors in MMU. In FOE, for example, we have 80% tutors with 1st class and more than 50% lecturers with PhD. FET has similar statistics.)
  3. Teaching facilities (Inter alia, modern lecture complexes, multimedia presentation, and state-of-art equipment. Satellite education programme is available; lectures can therefore be conducted via satellite—an implementation of tele-education; the tele-education project is funded by the Japanese and Malaysian government.)
  4. Supporting units and services (Student affairs, admission process—only students with good SPM results are admitted, record—using IT to help us in timetable scheduling, exam scheduling, results keeping, online registration, online results, online lecture notes, and tutorials.)
  5. Student development (we have courses, such as workplace communications, law for engineers, project management and entreprenuership, as well as student activities through Engineering Society, IEE Student Chapter, and IEM Student Chapter.)



Q3. What are the job or career prospects of the engineering majors?

In the following, the fields that require graduates from each major are shown:
  1. Electronics: consumable electronics, semiconductor, robotics, RF electronics for telecommunication
  2. Telecommunication: radio communication, mobile phone network planning, frequency planning
  3. Computer: computer system and information technology, data networking and communication
  4. Electrical: power generation, transmission, distribution, design and consultation, renewable energy
  5. Mechanical: automobile, renewable energy, factory automation, air-conditioning, consultancy
  6. Nanotechnology: Nanoelectronics, Academic or Industrial Research and Development
  7. Robotic and Automation: Robotics, Industrial Automation, academic research

The above list is far from exhaustive. Note that the demand of engineers is expected to be higher than supply, and varied; hence, EE graduates will often find themselves working in various fields that are not directly related to or clearly their major. Even if fresh graduates find a job in the field of their major (example: TE students working as telecommunication engineer, EE students working in semiconductor factories), there is still a high percentage that these engineers will switch fields (but still in the general discipline of E&E) in 5 to 10 years’ time. Therefore, it is important to have a broad fundamental in undergraduate programmes.



Q4. What is the maximum number of subjects per trimester a student can take?

FOE and FET will only offer a finite number of subjects per trimester, typically 5 to 6 engineering subjects. Students can take up to the maximum of 18 credit hours during the long trimester, and 9 during the short trimester. Students may take other subjects (offered by other faculties) but these subjects will not be counted towards the 139-credit requirement to earn an Engineering degree from MMU.



Q5. What are the common subjects among the five Electronics majors?

Humanities: 24 credits (8 subjects)
Project & Training: 13 credits (8 for projects)
Common subjects: 66 credits (22 subjects)
Majors: 36 credits (12 subjects)
The majors will be different among the 5 programmes. Computer and Electronics differ by 8 subjects (24 credits) and if both streams of students choose the same elective, the difference becomes only 6 subjects (18 credits).



Q6. Can I change major?

Yes, provided you remain in the same campus. For EE programmes, the Beta year is common for B.Eng (Hons) Electronics, Electronics majoring in Telecommunication, Electronics majoring in Computer, and Electronics majoring in Nanotechnology.
However, it is more difficult to change to more popular courses such as into TE, or to change from Mechanical to EE major (in Melaka).



Q7. Can I change campus?

Yes, but changing campus is allowed with valid medical reason and up to the Dean’s discretion. We need to ensure the number of students at both campuses is fairly distributed so that laboratories equipment is adequate to run the academic programmes.



Q8. How much is the whole programme?

The fees for local students is RM72,000, spanning normally over 4 years. The fee structure is as follows: Fee Structure (Local Students).

For students starting June 2010 intake, they must register at least 3 subjects in the long trimester and at least 1 subject in the short trimester unless prohibited by academic status or course structure. Refund policy only applies to students that register for 4 subjects and above. They may drop the subject(s) before the closing date for add and drop period. A student will be charged for 3 subjects even if the student is taking less than three subjects. The conditions for refund are as follows:
  • between week 1 and 2 = 100% refund;
  • week 3 and beyond = no refund;

This is applicable for the nominal years plus 1 year (i.e. 3+1 years for non-professional programmes and 4+1 years for professional programmes commencing with the BETA year)

If students stay beyond this minimum period (i.e. after the plus one year), they will be fined an ‘overstay charge’. Overstay charge is one fixed fee for long semester and one fixed fee for short semester. Overstay fixed fee is a separate fee from subjects registered (both retake and new subjects).

For International:
The fees for international students can be accessed through this link: Fee Structure (International Students).

(For undergraduate engineering courses, the students need to acquire 139 credit hours, spanning normally over 4 years.)



Q9. Is there any financial assistance or scholarship?

Yes. The majority of MMU students apply for the PTPTN (Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Negara, National Higher Education Fund) loan. Annual loan amount for Science (including Engineering students) students may be up to RM16.5k. Loan repayment, with minimal annual interest rate over 10 - 20 years, commences upon graduation and securing employment.

MMU also offers various types of scholarships, up to 100% tuition fee waiver. These include the Merit Scholarship, President Scholarship, MMU Sports Excellence Scholarship, Yayasan Peneraju, etc., for outstanding students with excellent performance in academic and/or sports.

Additionally, there are companies that offer scholarships worth RM10 - 20k/year. However, these awards are very competitive and most of them are binding. MMU students may approach the Scholarship Unit for further details of the scholarships.

Please refer to Scholarship and Financial Aid for more information.



Q10: Can MMU graduates do postgraduate studies overseas?

Yes. We already have and have had MMU graduates doing their postgraduates in overseas universities, such as in UK, USA, Australia, Japan, and Germany.



Q11: Can MMU Engineering graduates practice overseas?

In each country, there is a professional engineering body that decides whether it wants to accept foreign engineers or not. Examples of the professional bodies are, in

Country Professional Body
Malaysia The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM),
USA Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Canada Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE)
South Africa Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)
UK Engineering Council of the United Kingdom (EC)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)
Australia Institution of Engineers, Australia (IEAust)
New Zealand: Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ)
Ireland: Institution of Engineers of Ireland (IEI)


An example of visa application process for engineering graduates wanting to work in Australia is accessible via this link: SkilledóRecognised Graduate Visa.

The Malaysian Engineering Accreditation Council is a signatory of the Washington Accord, which is a forum where signatory members recognize each other's engineers to realize the global mobility of engineers. Countries such as USA, UK, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malaysia, Japan, and Singaporeare are signatories in the Washington Accord.



Q12: Can a student with color blindness apply for EE course?

Generally, this is not recommended. This is because color-blind students may not be able to perform engineering related tasks that depends critically on color such as identifying electrical wiring with different colors and color-rich VLSI-related tasks. However, this depends on the degree of the student’s color blindness.



Q13: What is the mode of class instruction delivery?

Besides traditional classroom instructions, our qualified instructors use a combination of multimedia technology and blended learning to implement outcome based education (OBE). OBE is an approach that is driven by the learning outcomes that students should achieve at the end of their course.

MMU students can access the learning materials for their courses using MMU's award-winning Learning Management System, the Multimedia Learning System (MMLS). MMLS allows instructors to manage their courses as well as upload announcements, create forums, online quizzes and discussion activities for better interaction with their students.

In addition, students perform hands-on experiments during lab sessions. Faculty of Engineering has one of the best teaching labs in private universities, equipped with world class research & teaching facilities. Please refer to Q16 for the list of teaching labs in Faculty of Engineering, Cyberjaya.

Collaborative work between industries and the MMU Engineering faculties is also prevalent. We have strong collaborations with global industry leaders who are ready to share their knowledge of cutting-edge innovative technologies to keep you up-to-date with current and future industry needs. There are partnerships with Global Industry Players as shown by the establishment of Intel Advanced Architecture Lab, Panasonic Computing Lab, Huawei Digital Lifestyle and Innovation Centre, Motorola Wireless Broadband Technology Lab and ZTE-MMU Regional Training Center. In addition, students are required to attend industrial talks and visits during the course of their studies to expose them to the relevant industries. For example, students majoring in Electrical Engineering may have industrial visits to power stations. With MMU's industry-led curriculum, students will gain not only technical knowledge and skills, but also relevant soft and management skills.

In short, state-of-the-art facilities and their utilization, and strategic industry-university relation support and enhance the teaching quality at MMU.



Q14: Who are the instructors? What are their qualifications?

All academic staff members at the Faculty of Engineering are highly qualified. More than 50% of them are PhD holders and industry professionals.



Q15: What are the entry requirements?

Foundation in Engineering:
  • Pass SPM / O-level or its equivalent with minimum grade C in at least five (5) subjects, inclusive of English, Mathematics and one Engineering-related subjects; OR
  • Pass UEC with minimum grade B in at least four (4) subjects inclusive of Mathematics, English and one Engineering related subjects; OR
  • Other equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government.
After completion of the foundation programme, student can opt for a degree programme from either Faculty of Engineering (FOE) or Faculty of Engineering & Technology (FET).

Diploma in Electronic Engineering:
  • Pass SPM / O-level or its equivalent with minimum grade C in at least four (4) subjects, inclusive of Mathematics and one Science / Engineering subject and a pass in English; OR
  • Pass UEC with minimum grade B in at least three (3) subjects inclusive of Mathematics and one Science subject; OR
  • Pass Certificate in a related field from a recognised institution.
After completion of the diploma programme, student can opt for a related degree programme from either Faculty of Engineering (FOE) or Faculty of Engineering and Technology ( FET).

Bachelor of Electrical (Hons.) / Electronics (Hons.) / Mechanical Engineering (Hons.):
  • Pass Foundation / Matriculation in a related field from a recognised institution; OR
  • Pass STPM / A-Level or its equivalent with three (3) Principals inclusive of Mathematics and Physics; OR
  • Pass UEC with minimum grade B in at least five (5) subjects inclusive of Mathematics and Physics; OR
  • Pass Diploma in a related field from a recognised institution.

English Entry Requirement for International Students:
Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Engineering & Technology - All programmes offered by Faculty of Applied Communication require a minimum score of 5.0 for IELTS or its equivalent.



Q16: What are the lab facilities available to Faculty of Engineering (FOE) students?

There are 24 well-equipped teaching laboratories in the Faculty of Engineering (FOE). The teaching labs are used for performing engineering-related experiments and student projects. Research labs are also available for students who participate in research projects undertaken by the faculty. Some of the research labs in FOE are Komag Lab, Imaging Science Lab, Engineering Big Data Lab, Wave Radiation Lab, MCVD Lab, Advance Particle Synthesis Lab, Photonic Lab and NTT Research Lab.

The teaching labs in FOE are:
  1. Nanotechnology Labs 1 &2 - Teaching and R&D related to nanotechnology and nano-electronics.
  2. Project Lab - Experiments related to final year projects.
  3. IR4.0 Engineering Lab - Teaching lab related to IR4.0.
  4. Engineering Foundation Lab - Teaching lab for Foundation students.
  5. Intel MultiCore Lab - Research and teaching related to microprocessor multicore technology and parallel processing training/curriculum.
  6. Innovative Design and Engineering Agile Smart classroom (I-DEAS) lab - For collaborative learning.
  7. Multimedia Computing Lab - General computing needs and lab experiments that require the use of multimedia software.
  8. Microprocessor Lab - Experiments related to advanced microprocessors and microcontrollers.
  9. Control and Automation Lab - Experiments related to industrial electronics, robotics and instrumentation systems. This lab also supports experiments related to microelectronics, digital logic design and field theory.
  10. Energy Systems Lab - Experiments related to power and energy systems.
  11. Machine and Drive Lab - Experiments in energy conversion, machines, drives and other power related subjects.
  12. Panasonic Lab - Experiments related to VLSI design, computer networking and architecture simulation.
  13. Computer Networks Laboratory - Teaching lab related to networking, routers and IP protocols.
  14. Multimedia Design Lab - General computing needs and work related to development of multimedia software.
  15. Intel Advanced Architecture Lab - General computing needs and experiments related to computer architecture.
  16. Embedded System & DSP Lab - Teaching and R&D related to embedded systems and digital signal processing.
  17. PCB Workshop – To fabricate printed circuit boards (PCB) for their projects.
  18. Electronics Labs 1 & 2 - Experiments related to analog and digital electronic systems.
  19. Optical Labs 1 & 2 - Undergraduate lab experiments in the field of optical engineering.
  20. Microfabrication Lab - Teaching lab related to microfabrication technology.
  21. Telecommunications Lab - Experiments in the field of telecommunication that includes fixed line communication, mobile communication and satellite communication.
  22. Intel Microelectronics Lab - IC design and RF courses, as well as for research in the area of integrated circuit design, RF, and network processor.
  23. Applied Electromagnetic Lab - Experiments and research related to antenna, propagation, radar and microwave devices.
  24. Design and Innovation Lab - The Design and Innovation Lab is the lab where students prepare, design and develop robots as well as electronics circuits in preparation for various competitions such as Robocon, Freescale Cup, Innovate Malaysia Design Competition and others. The development tools in the lab also provide support for undergraduates' final year projects.



Q17: What about housing or accommodation? Does MMU provide its students with on-campus accommodation?

There are many on-campus and off-campus houses or apartments here in Cybejaya —some are within 10 minute walking distance. Yes, MMU does provide on-campus accommodation, but the number is limited. Allocation of on-campus accommodation is subject to availability at the time of application— and students who are successful in obtaining one will be allocated up to a maximum of one-year on-campus accommodation. Students who would like to apply for on-campus accommodation must directly contact the Hostel Unit of Student Affairs & Sports Division.

Further information on accommodation in MMU can be accessed through this link: Accommodation in MMU.



Q18: What are the job sectors for MMU's Engineering graduates?

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Electrical) Career Prospects:
Design Engineer, Project Engineer, Test Engineer, Protection Engineer, Power Engineer, Sales Engineer, High Voltage Engineer, Service Engineer, Electrical Production Engineer, Product Development Engineer, Electrical and Instrument Engineer, PCB Design Engineer, QC Engineer, Field Service Engineer, Electrical Engineering Manager, M&E Engineer, or Oil & Gas Process Engineer, etc.

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Electronics) Career Prospects:
Application Engineer, Design Solution Engineer, Research & Development Engineer, Firmware/ Embedded Software Engineer, Test Application Developer, Product Engineer, PCB Design Engineer, Process Engineer, System Integration Engineer, Computer System Architect, or Technical Marketing Engineer.

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Electronics majoring in Telecommunications) Career Prospects:
Telecommunications Network Engineer, Telephony Engineer, Switching and Transmission Engineer, Broadcast Engineer, Wireless Hardware Development Engineer, Radio Frequency Design Engineer, Embedded Wireless Software Engineer, Mobile Applications Developer, Telecommunication Equipment Engineer, Project Manager, or Sales & Customer Support Engineer.

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Electronics majoring in Computer) Career Prospects:
Computer Software Engineer, Cybersecurity Engineer, Computer Network Architect, Big data and Cloud-based Computing Engineer, Internet of Things (IoT) Expert, Systems architecture Designer, or Robotics and Automation Engineer.

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Electronics majoring in Nanotechnology) Career Prospects:
Research Engineer/Scientist, Test and Characterisation Engineer, Process and Device Engineer, Product Reliability Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Process Engineer, Quality Control/Assurance Engineer, Failure Analysis Engineer, Field Application Engineer, Telecommunications Engineer, or R&D Engineer.

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Electronics majoring in Robotics & Automation) Career Prospects:
Robotics Engineer, Industrial Automation, Control Engineer, Automotive Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Production Engineer, Mechatronics Engineer, Engineering Academician or Researcher.

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Mechanical) Career Prospects:
Mechanical Engineer, Manufacturing/Operations Engineer, Equipment Engineer, Oil & Gas Engineer, Energy Engineer, Researcher Engineer, Project Engineer.



Q19: What is the employment rate of FOE MMU graduates?

Over 97% of MMU Engineering graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation. In fact, more than 40% of the students actually secure their jobs before graduation.