Bachelor of Applied Science (Electronics and Instrumentation) with honours

Electronics and Instrumentation BASc. (Hons)

Overview

Bachelor of Applied Science (Electronics and Instrumentation) program offers undergraduate program that drives the field of electronics and instrumentation. In the program offered, students have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in the field of electrical and electronic-based engineering while strengthening their skills in applying basic understanding in related fields especially in electronics and instrumentation, with emphasis on problem-solving, research and development. With this background, it will make it easier for graduates to move into the challenging work environment. Graduates will be easier to familiarize themselves and be able to work effectively and brilliantly.

Students are also trained to use the instrumentations effectively and the best techniques in solving scientific problems, thus learning the way of collecting data and analysis of results. Students are also required to complete industrial training through placement in relevant private and government agencies. Final year students are required to carry out individual research projects in research and development and further strengthen their understanding and application of the concepts of physics, electronic and instrumentation. 

Entry requirements

Home Student

STPM Graduates

General Entry Requirements:

    • Obtain Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with credits in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language and pass the History subjects beginning in 2013. Credit in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language paper in July can also be accounted;
    • Obtain at least CGPA 2.00 with grade C in three (3) subjects including General Studies; and
    • Obtain at least level 1 (Band 1) in Malaysia University English Test (MUET) according to the validity period on the date of application.

Specific Requirements:

    • Obtain at least grade C (2.00) at STPM level in any ONE (1) of the following subjects:
      • Mathematics (T)/ Mathematics (M)
      • Physics
      • Chemistry
      • Biology

OR 

    • Obtain at least grade C (2.00) at STPM level in any ONE (1) of the following subjects:
      • Mathematics (M)
      • Accounting
      • Economics
      • Business Study
      • Visual Art
      • Sports Science
      • Information and Communication Technology
      • Geography

AND

    • Obtain at least grade C+ at SPM level in Mathematics and grade C at SPM level in any ONE (1) of the following subjects:
      • Physics
      • Chemistry
      • Biology
      • Science
      • Additional Science
      • Additional Mathematics
      • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Studies
      • Civil Engineering Studies
      • Mechanical Engineering Studies
      • Design
      • Computer Science
    • Obtain at least level 2 (Band 2) in Malaysian University English Test (MUET).

Matriculation / Foundation Programme Graduates

General Entry Requirements:

    • Obtain Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with credits in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language and pass the History subjects beginning in 2013. Credit in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language paper in July can also be accounted;
    • Pass Matriculation-KPM / Foundation Science in UM / Foundation in UiTM and obtain at least CGPA 2.00; and
    • Obtain at least level 1 (Band 1) in Malaysia University English Test (MUET) according to the validity period on the date of application.

Specific Requirements

    • Obtain at least grade C (2.00) at STPM level in any ONE (1) of the following subjects:
      • Mathematics
      • Physics
      • Physics (Engineering)
      • Basic Engineering
    • Obtain at least level 2 (Band 2) in Malaysian University English Test (MUET).

Diploma Graduates

General Entry Requirements

    • Obtain Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with credits in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language and pass the History subjects beginning in 2013. Credit in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language paper in July can also be accounted;
    • Obtain a Diploma or other qualification recognize as equivalent by the Government of Malaysia and approved by the Public University Senate;

OR

    • Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) in 2018 or earlier and obtain at least grade C (NGMP 2.00) on three (3) subject included General Studies;

OR

    • Pass Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) in 2017 or earlier and obtain at least Jayyid Stage;

OR

    • Pass the Matriculation / Foundation exam in 2018 or earlier and obtain at least CGPA 2.00; 

AND

    • Obtain at least level 1 (Band 1) in Malaysia University English Test (MUET) according to the validity period on the date of application.

Specific Requirements

    • For Diploma / equivalent graduates:
      • Obtain at least CGPA 2.00
      • Obtain at least level 2 (Band 2) in Malaysian University English Test (MUET).
    • For STAM graduates:
      • Pass Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) and obtain at least:
        • Jayyid; and
      • Obtained at least grade C+ at SPM level in Mathematics and grade C at SPM level in any ONE (1) of the following subjects:
        • Physics
        •  Chemistry
        •  Biology
        • Science
        • Additional Science
        • Additional Mathematics
        • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Studies
        • Civil Engineering Studies
        • Mechanical Engineering Studies
        • Design
        • Computer Science
      • Band 2 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

International Students

General Entry Requirements

  • Senior High School / Senior Secondary School / Other Certificates from the government schools (with the period of at least 11 to 12 years of study from primary to higher secondary); or
  • GCE ‘A’ Level examination obtained at one sitting; or
  • Any other certificate that is recognized by the Senate of the University as equivalent to the above; and 

English Language Requirements

  • Pass the Test of English Language as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) at least 550; or
  • Pass the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at least 5.5; or
  • Pass the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) at least Band 3.

Our International Centre office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements. See our International Centre website for further information for international students.

Course structure

Duration: 3.5 years full-time
Total Credit: 120  credits

University Core modules include 

BBB3013    Academic Writing Skills (3 credits)
BBB3033    English for Occupational Purposes (3 credits)
MPU3132   Appreciation of Ethic and Civilizations (2 credits)
MPU3142   Philosophy and Current Issues (2 credits)
MPU3223   Basic Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
MPU3312   Appreciation of Nature and Ocean Heritage (2 credits)
NCC3053   Malaysian Nationality (3 credits)
                    Co-Curriculum (2 credits)

Program Core modules include

This course discusses matrix and emphasizes on the important concepts in mathematical engineering including limit,differentiation, integration,differential equation and vector system.

This course introduces some methods of mathematical analysis and applications to solve problems in engineering and technology. Topics involved are the determinant matrix and eigenvalues, the solution of first and second degree of differential equations, Laplace Transforms, Fourier Series and Fourier Transforms, partial differential equations and numerical methods for solving common differential equations.    

This course discusses the basic concept of electricity and magnetism. Students will expose to conceptual understanding and application of electricity such as charge, electric field, electrostatic force, electric flux, electric potential, potential difference, current, dielectric, circuits, inductance, capacitor and capacitance, charge distribution, and many more. Students also learn about Coulomb’s Law, Gauss Law, Ohm’s Law, Ampere’s Law, and Kirchhoff Laws. For magnetic topics, students will learn about the magnet, magnetic force, electromagnetic inductions, magnetic field, magnetic flux, and fundamental laws such as Gauss Law, Biot-Savart laws, Faraday’s law, and Lenz’s law. The course also introduces an electromagnetism electromagnetic oscillations and spectrum.

This course introduces Number Systems, Operations and Codes, Logic Gates, Boolean Algebra and Logic Simplification, Karnaugh Maps, and Combinational Logic Analysis

This course focus deeply in circuit theory of electric and electronics. It consists of methods of circuit analysis, circuit theorems, first-order circuits, second-order circuits, sinusoids and phasors and AC circuit power analysis. The use of measurement tools and connecting the electrical and electronics component in practical are also included.

This course is useful for students to understand the sensing mechanism which is a process of  converting a physical variable into electrical signals. Sensors and transducers are key components in every instrument and are widely used in electrical and electronic circuits.

This course emphasize on theory aspect dan physical problems in electronic devices. Starting with understanding in terms of arrangement and movement of atom and electron, up to the energy that involve in the devices. Continue with the learning on semiconductor characteristics including currents, carrier movement and structure of the devices. Electronic devices that will discuss are main semiconductor devices such as diode types (p-type, n-type) and transistor types (bipolar, FET), ICs, and also photo-electronic devices such as photodiode and LED.

In this course, the fundamental programming concepts and skills required for basic problem solving using MATLAB software will be introduced. It emphasizes the concept of programming and the use of built-in functions in MATLAB and AUTOCAD.

This course  start with the fundamental that underlies with the development of modern instrumentation starting from the sensor and transducer design, reliability, choice and economical aspects as well as calibration in the measurements system. Students will be introduce with non-destructive testings, and instrumentations based on electromagnetic radiations in communication and medical applications. Topics for instrumentations based on spectrometer, spectrophotometer and microscopy will be also exposed.

This course introduces diode with its applications  and dc biasing for BJT and BJT amplifiers.

The course introduces basic measurement systems and data analysis techniques. The topic covers generalized measurement systems, reference and standards, measurement uncertainty and statistical analysis, calibration principles, the response of measurement systems, signal transmission,  introduction to signals and sampling, frequency response, data acquisition, and signal conditioning, data display and recording, intelligent sensors, and measurement reliability.

This course contains basic programming and programming language, problem solving technique, flow diagram and structured algorithm, program coding techniques and instruction to solve formal problems. Hands on programming exercises will be given to strengthen students’ programming language

Introduction and the basic concept of discrete and continuous time signal. Circuit theory for signals and systems. Modulation method, Fourier transformation, sample of data, digital filters and technique, Laplace and Z transformations

This course introduces the basic concepts of switched-mode converter circuits for controlling and converting electrical power with high efficiency. Principles of converter circuit analysis are introduced, and are developed for finding the steady state voltages, current, and efficiency of power converters. Assignments include simulation of a dc-dc converter, analysis of an inverting dc-dc converter, and modeling and efficiency analysis.

Recap on electricity and magnetism. Students will learn application of theories of electromagnetism in differential and integral form to solve Gauss law; the use of Poisson and Laplace equation in 2 and 3 dimensions, to solve boundary condition, rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates system, free and bounded charges. Problem solving in field, force and potential for electricity and magnetism are learnt using vector representation. Students also exposed to Maxwell equation to solve problem involving free space in material and dielectric, boundary condition, magnetic scalar and vector potentials, bound and unbound current, Pointing vector and gauge transformation. This course also involves electromagnetic plane waves in free space, polarization, frequency dependence of permittivity, permeability and conductivity and skin thickness.

This course is useful for students to understand how a microprocessor and microcontroller work, starting from retrieving data from input devices, processing data using uploaded code, storing processed data in memory devices, and sending out processed data to output devices. This course is also useful for students to build a simple program for a microcontroller-based system which is one of the key components in an electronic instrument.

This course provides students with a background of control principles in various engineering applications. Throughout this course, students will learn the basic mathematical tools such as Laplace transform, transfer function, block diagram, signal flow graph, mathematical modeling of dynamic systems, time response analysis, stability of linear system, root locus and frequency domain analysis. MATLAB based approach will be used to aid the students understanding of the concept introduced.

This course is offered to expose students to the numerical techniques used in problem solving in relation to the electronic and instrumentations applications. The lecture begins with an introduction to the computer simulations in solving electronic and instrumentation problems and error analysis. Specific numerical techniques will be introduced including root finding and extrapolation in non-linear equations, system of linear equations, numerical integration and differentiation, and ordinary differential equations.    

This course provides an opportunity for students to delve hands-on into the working world. The type of training conducted is determined by the industry involved with the consent of the faculty. At the end of this course, students gain exposure to the real work environment through interaction with industry workers, obtain skills in applying basic concepts in all courses studied on campus as well as able and confident to solve every work problem given by the industry.

This an individual research project in connection with a technical and/or scientific problem and under the guidance of an academic staff. The project undertaken may fall under one of the following areas: Mathematical analysis, experimental tests, computer simulation, hardware and/software development, to their field of interest. In this course students should prepare and present a research proposal, demonstrates parts of findings and results of the research work

This course is the continuity of Final Year Project I. Students will continue conducting research activities that have been planned and started during the Final Year Project I. Students will also have their progress and final presentation and complete their thesis reports during this course. In this course, students will also be exposed to scientific paper writing.

Program Electives modules may include

This course covers the various activities of electronic designs including the planning design, drawing, experimentation, prototyping, testing, trouble shooting, and providing final documentation. Throughout the course, students will be shown how to use the software to design and draw electronic circuits and produce a simple electronic projects depending on the design and creation of students own creativity.

This course introduces general research techniques with emphasis in physic research. It convers project proposal, references, data analysis and statistical distribution, computational solutions, interative techniques and computer distribution. Students are required to prepare a project proposal and to present it in a seminar. Students are also required to attend all seminar organised by the programme.

This course brings together material from engineering, physics and physiology which are relevant to situations in which electronic devices are in direct contact with the body. The primary aim is to familiarize students with some of the important medical applications of electronics, where there is direct connection to the body, and to explain how the requirements for the equipment are derived. The taught material is concerned not only with how the electronic devices work as well as what they must do for adequate performance and safety.Students also will develop their knowledge and understanding of technical aspects involved in general and fluoroscopic radiography and its conduct. This subject includes the important clinical and radiation safety measures required).

This course is useful for students to understand the functionality of signal conditioning elements such as amplifiers, filters, oscillators and voltage regulators that commonly used in electronics and instrumentation system.

This course introduces the concepts of internet of things device (Arduino,ESP32 or DragonBoard Green) that can provide an affordable platform for new generations to get into the wonderful world of computing in a truly meaningful way. We explore the platforms to develop the hardware and software, discuss the design concepts that will make the intelligent electronic device eye-catching and appealing

This course  start with the fundamental that underlies with the development of modern instrumentation starting from the error and noise, data recorder, sensor and transducer design, reliability, choice and economical aspects as well as calibration in the measurements system. Students will be introduce with non destructive techniques, the instrumentations based on electromagnetic radiations (communications applications) and instrumentations used in medical applications. Topics for instrumentations based on diffractometer, spectrometer, spectrophotometer and microscopy will be also exposed.

This course deals with the phenomenon and characteristics in optics, light, photonics and laser. Topics include interference, diffractions, polarizations and coherent and non-coherent sources.  Semiconductor laser, solid-state laser, gas laser, excimer laser and few other type of lasers will also be discussed. Other optical applications such as interferometry and optical fibre will also be focused.

This course discusses the theoretical concept behind computer interfacing and control system elements and operations. In addition, different types of industrial control  systems are explored. At the same time, this course offers the development and implementation of computer interfacing in collecting and analyzing data by using the suitable hardware and software.

This course gives exposure to the principles of communication system by focusing on the elements of communication system, spectrum analysis, AM and FM modulation techniques, analog to digital conversion and introductory to the information theory.

This course covers theories and laws on magnetic and magnetically coupled circuits. The principles behind electromechanical energy conversion also will be explored. The priciples and characteristics of machine such as transformer, synchoronous machines, induction machines and DC machines are also discussed.

This course covers the fundamental issues affecting wireless communication and studies the development of technology in wireless communication mainly on cellular systems, local area networks, and wireless communication (WLAN).

This course introduces SIMULINK models, dynamic system models and simulations, manage blocks, data and signals, customize SIMULINK environments and run models.

This course gives an exposure in terms of concept and application of plasma in electronics. Start with explanation on plasma, how it can be formed, dan its application in daily life. Explanation begin with the fundamental of collision of atoms and molecules, up to the explanation on the energy produced and classification of the plasma. Plasma application is also emphasize particularly in electronics and semiconductor fabrication.

This course introduce fundamental principle of thermodynamics and its application in thermal physics. Other than basic concepts in temperature and heat such as internal energy and heat transfer, the ideal gas law and Botlzmann theory will also be discussed. Themodynamic laws including heat engine and Carnot principle are discussed in detail. Discussion in modern physics such as Einstein theory, characteristics of particles and atom,  photoelectric effect, and nuclear fusion and fission are emphasized as well.

This course deals with the motion of particles and rigid bodies in one, two and three dimension using Newtonian and Lagrangian Mechanics. Among topics that will be discussed include non-dispersive waves in physics, wave propagation and EM waves

Classification of types of materials such as metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers and composites. Emphasis is given to phase diagrams of their binary systems, crystallization and microstructures, the phase diagram and also interphases in materials. The study of imperfections and mechanical properties of materials. The final part deals with experimental techniques used in materials science.

This course discusses the structure and crystal bonding force. Experiment for structural analysis are described briefly. Lattice vibrations and their effect on thermal properties, acoustics properties and optics properties that will be the basis for discussion model free electrons in the metal. A more realistic treatment of these electrons will be discussed in the Model Path. This model will be used to differentiate between the semiconductor and metal conductors. The properties of the dielectric, optical, magnetic and defects in solids will also be discussed.

The purpose of this course is to expose students the fundamental concept of quantum mechanics. Students will learn the origin of quantum mechanics and its role to explain microscopic particles such as electron, atom and molecule, and wave equation of matter. Students will also learn Schrodinger equation for particle in 1-dimensional and 3-dimensional for simple potential such as infinite well, barrier, step-function potential and harmonic oscillator.

This course discusses the fundamental principles underlying the generation, transmission, and reception of acoustic waves and their application to numerous fields. Applications and examples are drawn from acoustical measurements, noise control, underwater acoustics and architectural acoustics. Applications of ultrasonic instruments and acoustic sensors in industry will be discussed.

This course deals with atomic phenomena using quantum mechanical framework. Topics include solutions to Schroedinger equations, wave function for hydrogen atom, angular momentum and magnetic effects, spectrum for one electron atom and multiple electron atom, statistics of identical atoms and particles, molecule and bonding energy and spectrum of rotating, vibrating and electronic molecular state.

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the essential background on semiconductor materials including crystals and energy bands, charge carriers (electrons and holes), doping, and transport, (drift and diffusion). The basic concepts of generation-recombination process, PN junction, metal semiconductor contact, and metal insulator semiconductor capacitor also will be discussed.

This course discussed detailed coverage of materials and manufacturing process that industrial designers need and overly technical discussions commonly directed toward engineers. The practical knowledge needed to develop a real-world understanding of materials and processes and make informed choices for industrial design projects is also exposed. In this course, student will find everything from basic terminology to valuable insights on why certain shapes work best for particular applications. They’ll learn how to extract the best performance from all of the most commonly used methods and  materials.

Duration: 3.5 years full-time

Total Credit: 120

 

University Core modules include

 

BBB3013 – Academic Writing Skills (3 credits)

BBB3033 – English for Occupational Purposes (3 credits)

MPU3132 – Appreciation of Ethic and Civilizations (2 credits)

MPU3142 – Philosophy and Current Issues (2 credits)

MPU3223 – Basic Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

MPU3312 – Appreciation of Nature and Ocean Heritage (2 credits)

NCC3053 – Malaysian Nationality (3 credits)

Co-Curriculum (2 credits)

 

Program Core modules include

EDI3013 – Engineering Mathematics I (3 credits)

This course discusses matrix and emphasizes on the important concepts in mathematical engineering including limit,differentiation, integration,differential equation and vector system.

EDI3023 – Engineering Mathematics II (3 credits)

This course introduces some methods of mathematical analysis and applications to solve problems in engineering and technology. Topics involved are the determinant matrix and eigenvalues, the solution of first and second degree of differential equations, Laplace Transforms, Fourier Series and Fourier Transforms, partial differential equations and numerical methods for solving common differential equations.    

EDI3033 – Electricity and Magnetism (3 credits)

This course discusses the basic concept of electricity and magnetism. Students will expose to conceptual understanding and application of electricity such as charge, electric field, electrostatic force, electric flux, electric potential, potential difference, current, dielectric, circuits, inductance, capacitor and capacitance, charge distribution, and many more. Students also learn about Coulomb’s Law, Gauss Law, Ohm’s Law, Ampere’s Law, and Kirchhoff Laws. For magnetic topics, students will learn about the magnet, magnetic force, electromagnetic inductions, magnetic field, magnetic flux, and fundamental laws such as Gauss Law, Biot-Savart laws, Faraday’s law, and Lenz’s law. The course also introduces an electromagnetism electromagnetic oscillations and spectrum.

EDI3043 – Digital Electronics (3 credits)

This course introduces Number Systems, Operations and Codes, Logic Gates, Boolean Algebra and Logic Simplification, Karnaugh Maps, and Combinational Logic Analysis

EDI3053 – Circuit Theory (3 credits)

This course focus deeply in circuit theory of electric and electronics. It consists of methods of circuit analysis, circuit theorems, first-order circuits, second-order circuits, sinusoids and phasors and AC circuit power analysis. The use of measurement tools and connecting the electrical and electronics component in practical are also included.

EDI3063 – Sensors and Transducers (3 credits)

This course is useful for students to understand the sensing mechanism which is a process of  converting a physical variable into electrical signals. Sensors and transducers are key components in every instrument and are widely used in electrical and electronic circuits.

EDI3073 – Electronic Devices (3 credits)

This course emphasize on theory aspect dan physical problems in electronic devices. Starting with understanding in terms of arrangement and movement of atom and electron, up to the energy that involve in the devices. Continue with the learning on semiconductor characteristics including currents, carrier movement and structure of the devices. Electronic devices that will discuss are main semiconductor devices such as diode types (p-type, n-type) and transistor types (bipolar, FET), ICs, and also photo-electronic devices such as photodiode and LED.

EDI3083 – Computational Techniques (3 credits)

In this course, the fundamental programming concepts and skills required for basic problem solving using MATLAB software will be introduced. It emphasizes the concept of programming and the use of built-in functions in MATLAB and AUTOCAD.

EDI3093 – Modern Instrumentation System (3 credits)

This course  start with the fundamental that underlies with the development of modern instrumentation starting from the sensor and transducer design, reliability, choice and economical aspects as well as calibration in the measurements system. Students will be introduce with non-destructive testings, and instrumentations based on electromagnetic radiations in communication and medical applications. Topics for instrumentations based on spectrometer, spectrophotometer and microscopy will be also exposed.

EDI3113 – Analogue Electronics (3 credits)

This course introduces diode with its applications  and dc biasing for BJT and BJT amplifiers.

 

EDI3123 – Measurement System (3 credits)

The course introduces basic measurement systems and data analysis techniques. The topic covers generalized measurement systems, reference and standards, measurement uncertainty and statistical analysis, calibration principles, the response of measurement systems, signal transmission,  introduction to signals and sampling, frequency response, data acquisition, and signal conditioning, data display and recording, intelligent sensors, and measurement reliability.

EDI3183 – Basic Programming (3 credits)

This course contains basic programming and programming language, problem solving technique, flow diagram and structured algorithm, program coding techniques and instruction to solve formal problems. Hands on programming exercises will be given to strengthen students’ programming language.

EDI4103 – Signals and System (3 credits)

Introduction and the basic concept of discrete and continuous time signal. Circuit theory for signals and systems. Modulation method, Fourier transformation, sample of data, digital filters and technique, Laplace and Z transformations

EDI4133 – Power Electronics (3 credits)

This course introduces the basic concepts of switched-mode converter circuits for controlling and converting electrical power with high efficiency. Principles of converter circuit analysis are introduced, and are developed for finding the steady state voltages, current, and efficiency of power converters. Assignments include simulation of a dc-dc converter, analysis of an inverting dc-dc converter, and modeling and efficiency analysis.

EDI4143 – Electromagnetism (3 credits)

Recap on electricity and magnetism. Students will learn application of theories of electromagnetism in differential and integral form to solve Gauss law; the use of Poisson and Laplace equation in 2 and 3 dimensions, to solve boundary condition, rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates system, free and bounded charges. Problem solving in field, force and potential for electricity and magnetism are learnt using vector representation. Students also exposed to Maxwell equation to solve problem involving free space in material and dielectric, boundary condition, magnetic scalar and vector potentials, bound and unbound current, Pointing vector and gauge transformation. This course also involves electromagnetic plane waves in free space, polarization, frequency dependence of permittivity, permeability and conductivity and skin thickness.

EDI4153 – Embedded System (3 credits)

This course is useful for students to understand how a microprocessor and microcontroller work, starting from retrieving data from input devices, processing data using uploaded code, storing processed data in memory devices, and sending out processed data to output devices. This course is also useful for students to build a simple program for a microcontroller-based system which is one of the key components in an electronic instrument.

EDI4163 – Control System (3 credits)

This course provides students with a background of control principles in various engineering applications. Throughout this course, students will learn the basic mathematical tools such as Laplace transform, transfer function, block diagram, signal flow graph, mathematical modeling of dynamic systems, time response analysis, stability of linear system, root locus and frequency domain analysis. MATLAB based approach will be used to aid the students understanding of the concept introduced.

EDI4173 – Numerical Method (3 credits)

This course is offered to expose students to the numerical techniques used in problem solving in relation to the electronic and instrumentations applications. The lecture begins with an introduction to the computer simulations in solving electronic and instrumentation problems and error analysis. Specific numerical techniques will be introduced including root finding and extrapolation in non-linear equations, system of linear equations, numerical integration and differentiation, and ordinary differential equations.    

EDI49712 – Industrial Training (12 credits)

This course provides an opportunity for students to delve hands-on into the working world. The type of training conducted is determined by the industry involved with the consent of the faculty. At the end of this course, students gain exposure to the real work environment through interaction with industry workers, obtain skills in applying basic concepts in all courses studied on campus as well as able and confident to solve every work problem given by the industry.

 

EDI4982 – Final Year Research Project I (2 credits)

This an individual research project in connection with a technical and/or scientific problem and under the guidance of an academic staff. The project undertaken may fall under one of the following areas: Mathematical analysis, experimental tests, computer simulation, hardware and/software development, to their field of interest. In this course students should prepare and present a research proposal, demonstrates parts of findings and results of the research work.

 

EDI4994 – Final Year Research Project II (4 credits)

This course is the continuity of Final Year Project I. Students will continue conducting research activities that have been planned and started during the Final Year Project I. Students will also have their progress and final presentation and complete their thesis reports during this course. In this course, students will also be exposed to scientific paper writing.

 

Electives modules may include

 

EDI3403 – Design of the Electronic Equipments (3 credits)

This course covers the various activities of electronic designs including the planning design, drawing, experimentation, prototyping, testing, trouble shooting, and providing final documentation. Throughout the course, students will be shown how to use the software to design and draw electronic circuits and produce a simple electronic projects depending on the design and creation of students own creativity.

EDI4413 – Seminar and Research (3 credits)

This course introduces general research techniques with emphasis in physic research. It convers project proposal, references, data analysis and statistical distribution, computational solutions, interative techniques and computer distribution. Students are required to prepare a project proposal and to present it in a seminar. Students are also required to attend all seminar organised by the programme.

EDI4423 – Electronics and Medical Imaging (3 credits)

This course brings together material from engineering, physics and physiology which are relevant to situations in which electronic devices are in direct contact with the body. The primary aim is to familiarize students with some of the important medical applications of electronics, where there is direct connection to the body, and to explain how the requirements for the equipment are derived. The taught material is concerned not only with how the electronic devices work as well as what they must do for adequate performance and safety.Students also will develop their knowledge and understanding of technical aspects involved in general and fluoroscopic radiography and its conduct. This subject includes the important clinical and radiation safety measures required).

EDI4433 – Advanced Analogue Electronics (3 credits)

This course is useful for students to understand the functionality of signal conditioning elements such as amplifiers, filters, oscillators and voltage regulators that commonly used in electronics and instrumentation system.

EDI4443 – Internet of Things (3 credits)

This course introduces the concepts of internet of things device (Arduino,ESP32 or DragonBoard Green) that can provide an affordable platform for new generations to get into the wonderful world of computing in a truly meaningful way. We explore the platforms to develop the hardware and software, discuss the design concepts that will make the intelligent electronic device eye-catching and appealing.

 

EDI4453 – Advanced Instrumentation (3 credits)

This course  start with the fundamental that underlies with the development of modern instrumentation starting from the error and noise, data recorder, sensor and transducer design, reliability, choice and economical aspects as well as calibration in the measurements system. Students will be introduce with non destructive techniques, the instrumentations based on electromagnetic radiations (communications applications) and  instrumentations used in medical applications. Topics for instrumentations based on diffractometer, spectrometer, spectrophotometer and microscopy will be also exposed.

EDI4463 – Optics and Laser Technology (3 credits)

This course deals with the phenomenon and characteristics in optics, light, photonics and laser. Topics include interference, diffractions, polarizations and coherent and non-coherent sources.  Semiconductor laser, solid-state laser, gas laser, excimer laser and few other type of lasers will also be discussed. Other optical applications such as interferometry and optical fibre will also be focused.

EDI4473 – Computer Interfacing and Control (3 credits)

This course discusses the theoretical concept behind computer interfacing and control system elements and operations. In addition, different types of industrial control  systems are explored. At the same time, this course offers the development and implementation of computer interfacing in collecting and analyzing data by using the suitable hardware and software.

EDI4483 – Principles of Communication System (3 credits)

This course gives exposure to the principles of communication system by focusing on the elements of communication system, spectrum analysis, AM and FM modulation techniques, analog to digital conversion and introductory to the information theory.

EDI4493 – Electrical Machine (3 credits)

This course covers theories and laws on magnetic and magnetically coupled circuits. The principles behind electromechanical energy conversion also will be explored. The priciples and characteristics of machine such as transformer, synchoronous machines, induction machines and DC machines are also discussed.

EDI4503 – Wireless Communication (3 credits)

This course covers the fundamental issues affecting wireless communication and studies the development of technology in wireless communication mainly on cellular systems, local area networks, and wireless communication (WLAN).

EDI4513 – Introduction to SIMULINK Environment (3 credits)

This course introduces SIMULINK models, dynamic system models and simulations, manage blocks, data and signals, customize SIMULINK environments and run models.

EDI4523 – Plasma Electronics (3 credits)

This course gives an exposure in terms of concept and application of plasma in electronics. Start with explanation on plasma, how it can be formed, dan its application in daily life. Explanation begin with the fundamental of collision of atoms and molecules, up to the explanation on the energy produced and classification of the plasma. Plasma application is also emphasize particularly in electronics and semiconductor fabrication.

EDI3533 – Thermal and Modern Physics (3 credits)

This course introduce fundamental principle of thermodynamics and its application in thermal physics. Other than basic concepts in temperature and heat such as internal energy and heat transfer, the ideal gas law and Botlzmann theory will also be discussed. Themodynamic laws including heat engine and Carnot principle are discussed in detail. Discussion in modern physics such as Einstein theory, characteristics of particles and atom,  photoelectric effect, and nuclear fusion and fission are emphasized as well.

EDI3543 – Mechanics and Waves (3 credits)

This course deals with the motion of particles and rigid bodies in one, two and three dimension using Newtonian and Lagrangian Mechanics. Among topics that will be discussed include non-dispersive waves in physics, wave propagation and EM waves

EDI3553 – Material Science (3 credits)

Classification of types of materials such as metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers and composites. Emphasis is given to phase diagrams of their binary systems, crystallization and microstructures, the phase diagram and also interphases in materials. The study of imperfections and mechanical properties of materials. The final part deals with experimental techniques used in materials science.

EDI4563 – Solid-state Physics (3 credits)

This course discusses the structure and crystal bonding force. Experiment for structural analysis are described briefly. Lattice vibrations and their effect on thermal properties, acoustics properties and optics properties that will be the basis for discussion model free electrons in the metal. A more realistic treatment of these electrons will be discussed in the Model Path. This model will be used to differentiate between the semiconductor and metal conductors. The properties of the dielectric, optical, magnetic and defects in solids will also be discussed.

EDI4573 -Quantum Mechanics (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to expose students the fundamental concept of quantum mechanics. Students will learn the origin of quantum mechanics and its role to explain microscopic particles such as electron, atom and molecule, and wave equation of matter. Students will also learn Schrodinger equation for particle in 1-dimensional and 3-dimensional for simple potential such as infinite well, barrier, step-function potential and harmonic oscillator.

EDI4583 – Physical Acoustic (3 credits)

This course discusses the fundamental principles underlying the generation, transmission, and reception of acoustic waves and their application to numerous fields. Applications and examples are drawn from acoustical measurements, noise control, underwater acoustics and architectural acoustics. Applications of ultrasonic instruments and acoustic sensors in industry will be discussed.

EDI4593 – Atomic Physics (3 credits)

This course deals with atomic phenomena using quantum mechanical framework. Topics include solutions to Schroedinger equations, wave function for hydrogen atom, angular momentum and magnetic effects, spectrum for one electron atom and multiple electron atom, statistics of identical atoms and particles, molecule and bonding energy and spectrum of rotating, vibrating and electronic molecular state

EDI4603 – Semiconductor Devices (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the essential background on semiconductor materials including crystals and energy bands, charge carriers (electrons and holes), doping, and transport, (drift and diffusion). The basic concepts of generation-recombination process, PN junction, metal semiconductor contact, and metal insulator semiconductor capacitor also will be discussed.

EDI4613 – Materials Processing Technology (3 credits)

This course discussed detailed coverage of materials and manufacturing process that industrial designers need and overly technical discussions commonly directed toward engineers. The practical knowledge needed to develop a real-world understanding of materials and processes and make informed choices for industrial design projects is also exposed. In this course, student will find everything from basic terminology to valuable insights on why certain shapes work best for particular applications. They’ll learn how to extract the best performance from all of the most commonly used methods and  materials.

EDI4623 – Physics and Thin Film Technology (3 credits)

This course will enable student to acquire knowledge on the basic principle of thin films and their applications in industry. Student will be exposed with various fabrication techniques of thin films.

 

Fees and funding

Fees

The 2021/22 annual tuition fees for this programme are:

Home                              RM 1960 
International full-time   MYR 8560 

General additional costs

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at UMT. 

Funding

Government funding
You may be eligible for government finance to help pay for the costs of studying. See the Government’s student finance website.

PTPTN
The National Higher Education Fund (Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi National, PTPTN) was set up with the aim of providing education loans to students pursuing their studies at local higher education institutions (HEIs). This loan will enable students to fully or partially pay their fees and their subsistence for the duration of their study. See PTPTN website for further info.

MARA scholarships
MAJLIS AMANAH RAKYAT (MARA) or PEOPLE TRUST COUNCIL through its Education Sponsorship Division (BPP) to provide educational loan facilities to all eligible Bumiputera for higher educational trainings and studies at Foundation, Diploma, Bachelor degree, Master degree, Doctorate PhD, Medical Specialists and Professional certifications levels at any local and international institutions. Offered courses are to accord with MARA advertisements with terms and conditions applied. See MARA website for further info.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching hour varies according to the number of courses taken by each individual student. On average, teaching amounts to approximately 18 hours of lectures and classes per week. Courses that involve practical will have laboratory sessions.

The majority of courses are assessed throughout the semester which normally counts 60% for continuous assessment and the remaining 40% for final exam.

Career

Through your studies, you acquire many transferable skills including the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, lead and actively work in group in ethical manner, all of which are considered essential by graduate employers.

The graduates can work in many such manufacturing and service sectors organisations that are related with electronics and instrumentations. Among the careers that can be pursued are:

  • Electronics Technician / Engineer
  • Service Engineer
  • Corrosion Engineer
  • System Engineer
  • Instrumentation Technician / Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Science Officer
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Educators

Please consult our career counsellor at the Centre of Entrepreneurship and Career office

Contact

Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Ahmad Nazri Dagang
Email: nazri.dagang@umt.edu.my 
Tel. (office): +609-668 3440