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B.ENG (HONS) IN MECHATRONIC ENGINEERING

Bachelor in MECHATRONIC ENGINEERING

This programme is specifically designed to provide:




Admission required:




PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:


Graduates of APU Bachelor of Engineering in their respective programs are expected within five years of graduation to attain the following programme educational objectives.



An Electrical Engineer may be responsible for research, design , development, manufacturing and management of complex hardware and software systems and reliable, cost effective devices, many involving the use of new information and computer intensive technologies. These include.




PROGRAMME OUTCOMES:


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




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, Analogue and Digital Electronics, Engineering Materials, Engineering Statics & 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 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


Commomn Modules


• Analysis of Circuits

• Engineering Materials

• Introduction to Management

• Engineering Mathematics 1

• Introduction to C Programming

• Engineering Mathematics 2

• Instrumentation & Measurement

• Engineering Design


Specialised Modules


• Engineering Statics & Dynamics


In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-Curricular Activities


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 & Applications, Analogue Electronics, Digital Electronics, Sensor & Actuators, Introduction to Power System, Signals & 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 System

• Engineering Mathematics 3

• Electromagnetic Field Theory

• Digital Electronics

• Engineering Software & Applications

• Signals & Linear Systems


Specialised Modules


• Strength of Material

• Sensor & Actuators

• Intermediate Robotics


Year 3


Specialised knowledge and skills in the areas of Machine Design, CAD/CAM, Advance Robotics, Control Engineering, Communication Engineering Principle, Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer, PLC & Pneumatic System, and Numerical Methods & Statistics, 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

• Power Electronic & Drives

• Numerical Methods & Statistics

• Microprocessor Systems & Embedded Software


Specialised Modules


• Machine Design

• PLC & Pneumatic System

• CAD/CAM


Electives (Choose 1)


• Digital Signal Processing

• Advance Robotics


Internship


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, Product Creation Technology, Mechatronic Design, and Fluid Mechanics. 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)

• Group Engineering Design Project

• Engineer in Society


Specialised Modules


• Mechatronics Design

• Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

• Product Creation Technology



CAREERS IN MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING


The Mechatronic Engineering course provides the technical and creative know-how needed to achieve the best possible engineering career path. Graduates are also sought after for management positions because of their broad skill base and knowledge of state-of-the-art technology. Careers span the range of fields which are normally covered by mechanical, electrical and computer engineering. Roles include designing consumer machines, industrial machines, robotics and automation for advanced manufacturing, robot control systems or aviation electronics, software and hardware development for real-time computer control systems among others.

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