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Study Guide: Engineering in Malaysia

You have come to the correct place if you're interested in Engineering. This guide will explain why and how you should study engineering in Malaysia, as well as your educational and professional options in the country.

Do you want to find the best engineering education for you and help to make the world a better place? Continue to read!

WHAT IS ENGINEERING?

Engineering is a field that focuses on problem solutions. Engineering comprises a wide range of more specialised fields of engineering, each with a more specific emphasis on particular areas of applied mathematics, applied science, and application kinds. Our built environment and infrastructure, the devices we use to communicate, the processes that manufacture our medicines, have all been designed, assembled or managed by an engineer.

Engineering is a vast field that includes a variety of industries and applications. It can be challenging for students to decide amongst the different engineering fields and courses available. The major categories of engineering courses are listed below.

TYPES OF ENGINEERING COURSES

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Chemical Engineering

Telecommunication Engineering

Marine Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Civil Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Petroleum Engineering

Environmental Engineering

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY ENGINEERING?

These are the general entry requirements to pursue a degree in Medicine.  Entry requirements for some universities may be higher, so do make sure you check the details carefully.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY ENGINEERING

PRE-REQUISITE

SPM/O-Level: Pass SPM / O-Level or equivalent with 5 credits for entry with Pre-University/Foundation qualification

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • A-Level: Minimum 3Es/equivalent of 120 points including Mathematics and Physics / Chemistry

  • Australian Matriculation SAM/SACE International: ATAR 65 including Mathematics and Physics / Chemistry

  • Canadian Pre-University programmes: Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects including Advanced Functions, Calculus & Vectors and Physics / Chemistry

  • Foundation in Engineering or Matriculation programme: Pass with minimum CGPA 2.00

  • International Baccalaureate (IB): Minimum 24 points in 6 subjects including Mathematics and Physics / Chemistry

  • UEC: Pass with 5Bs including Mathematics and Physics / Chemistry

  • STPM: Minimum 2Cs with minimum CGPA 2.00 including Mathematics and Physics / Chemistry

  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 2.00

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

  • IELTS: Band 4.0​

  • MUET: Band 3

  • Completed Pre-University/Diploma that was conducted in English

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY IN ENGINEERING?

In Malaysia, an engineering degree takes 4 years long, but some universities may offer 3-year degrees to complete and the total anticipated costs for a 4-year engineering degree might range from RM50,000 – RM190,000. 

  • Civil Engineering:

    • Civil Engineering Materials

    • Structural Mechanics

    • Surveying

    • Geotechnics

    • Environmental Engineering

    • Hydraulics

    • Coastal / Highway / Traffic Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering:

    • Thermodynamics

    • Process Engineering

    • Fluid Mechanics

    • Industrial Chemistry

    • Reaction Engineering

    • Plant Design

  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering:

    • Digital & Analogue Electronics

    • Signal Processing

    • Control Systems

    • Circuit Design

    • Computer Architecture,

    • Power Electronics

  • Mechanical Engineering

    • Thermodynamics

    • Fluid Mechanics

    • Solid Mechanics

    • Automatic Control & Instrumentation

    • Machine System Dynamics

You will also work on individual and group projects that will demand you to develop, build, and test a new product or technical solution. This allows you to obtain essential experience in constructing things and solving issues, which will be useful once you graduate and begin working as an engineer. In addition, you will be required to complete at least two months of industrial training to get industry experience.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH AN ENGINEERING DEGREE?

We have extremely good news for all of you who are considering studying engineering: there will always be a need for engineers, not only in Malaysia, but all throughout the world. Here are just a few engineering-related occupations you can pursue once you enter the workforce.

  • Consulting Engineer

  • Construction Engineer

  • Geotechnical Engineer

  • Structural Engineer

  • Site Engineer

  • Urban Planning Engineer

  • Biochemical Engineer

  • Environmental Engineer

  • Petroleum Engineer

  • Process Engineer

  • Safety Engineer

  • Waste Management Engineer

  • Electrical Engineer

  • Electronics Engineer

  • Telecommunications Engineer

  • Design Engineer

  • Control Engineer

  • Computer Engineer

  • Automotive Engineer

  • Industrial Machinery Engineer

  • Robotics Engineer

  • Manufacturing Engineer

  • Materials Engineer

  • Project Engineer

Note: In order to practise as a professional engineer in Malaysia, you will need to register with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).