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Diploma of Engineering Technology in Mechanical Design and Development
Diploma Teknologi Kejuruteraan (Reka Bentuk dan Pembangunan Mekanikal)

The programme offers the individual with wide knowledge and capabilities in the design for manufacturer of mechanical products, moulds, fixtures and of general parts with an ample knowledge of material
and manufacturing.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • PEO 1
    UniKL graduates who are knowledgeable and technically competent in the field of mechanical design and development.
  • PEO 2
    UniKL graduates who are effective leaders and teamwork skills, as well as verbal and non-verbal interpersonal communication skills to support their role in the field of mechanical engineering technology.
  • PEO 3
    UniKL graduates who are committed towards the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement.
  • PEO 4
    UniKL graduates who are professional, ethical, and socially responsible.
  • PEO 5
    UniKL graduates who are capable of embarking on business and technopreneurial activities.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Majors in Mechanical Design and Development will be able to:

  • PLO 1
    Knowledge: Apply knowledge of applied mathematics, applied science, engineering fundamentals and engineering specialisation as specified in DK1 to DK4 respectively to wide practical procedures and practices in mechanical design and development.
  • PLO 2
    Problem Analysis: Identify and analyse well-defined engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using codified methods of analysis specific to mechanical design and development. (DK1 to DK4)
  • PLO 3
    Design/Development of Solutions: Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the design of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations. (DK5)
  • PLO 4
    Investigation: Conduct investigations of well-defined problems; locate and search relevant codes and catalogues, conduct standard tests and measurement.
  • PLO 5
    Modern Tool Usage: Apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools to well-defined engineering problems, with an awareness of the limitations. (DK6)
  • PLO 6
    The Engineer and Society: Demonstrate knowledge of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to engineering technician practice and solutions to well-defined engineering problems. (DK7)
  • PLO 7
    Environment and Sustainability: Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of engineering technician work in the solution of well-defined engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts (DK7)
  • PLO 8
    Ethics: Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of technician practice.
  • PLO 9
    Individual and Teamwork: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member in diverse technical teams.
  • PLO 10
    Communication: Communicate effectively on well-defined engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, by being able to comprehend the work of others, document their own work, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • PLO 11
    Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member or leader in a technical team and to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.v
  • PLO 12
    Life Long Learning: Recognise the need for and have the ability to engage in independent updating in the context of mechanical design and development.
Career Information

The career openings are wide and rewarding for those with the right education and talent. Job opportunities for a high-level technologist exist in all wide range of industries especially in manufacturing sectors as well as research and development sectors. The person would be able to hold positions such as Assistant Engineer, Senior Technician or Technician Modules.

Semester 1
  • Competency English
  • Technical Mathematics I
  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban* / Falsafah dan Isu Semasa* / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi I**
  • Engineering Science
  • Materials Science
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Metrology
  • Fitting and Welding Fundamentals

Semester 2
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Technical Mathematics II
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Conventional Machining
  • Applied Materials
  • Computer Aided Design

Semester 3
  • Communication English I
  • Amalan Islam Di Malaysia* / Religious Practices in Malaysia* / Culture & Lifestyle in Malaysia I**
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Ergonomics & Human Factors
  • Electrotechnics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Technology

Semester 4
  • Communication English II
  • Mandarin I / Spanish I
  • Integriti & Anti-Rasuah I
  • Machine Component Design
  • Mechanical Design Process
  • CNC Programming
  • Pneumatic & Hydraulic Systems

Semester 5
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A)*
  • Mandarin II / Spanish II
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Quality & Continuous Improvement
  • Industrial Safety & Health
  • Final Year Project

Semester 6
  • Industrial Training

***Additional Module
• MPU 2212 Bahasa Kebangsaan A – For local students without credit in Bahasa Melayu (SPM) only and the credit is not included in program Total Credit to Graduate (TCG).
• MPU2132 Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1**- For international student only.
• MPU 2322 Religious Practices in Malaysia – For international student only.

  • Fees
  • Update soon

  • Entry Requirement:
    Local Student
    • Pass in SPM or its equivalent with at least credit in three (3) subjects (minimum Grade C) including Mathematics and Natural Sciences or Technical Based Subjects; OR
    • Accredited Certificate in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Technical or Malaysian Skills Certificate Level 3 with PT3 or equivalent; OR
    • Recognized related Technical/Vocational/Skills qualifications AND an adequate and relevant bridging programme, OR
    • Pass in O-Level with minimum Grade C in three (3) subjects including Mathematics and science or technical based subjects, OR
    • Pass in Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) (MQF Level 3) qualification been recognized by Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK), government of Malaysia and according to approval by UniKL Senate, OR
    • Pass in Sijil Vokasional Malaysia (SVM) qualification been recognized by government of Malaysia and according to approval by UniKL Senate, OR
    • Pass Technical/Vocational/Skills qualifications and recognized and approve by UniKL Senate, OR
    • Other recognized equivalent qualification by Malaysian Government

    International Student

Quick Points


Status Programme:

Programme Code:
JPT/BPP (R3/0714/4/0018)06/29, MQA/FA 13395

Mechanics and Metal Trades

Study Level:

January & July Only

3 years

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