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Diploma of Engineering Technology in Ship Construction and Maintenance
Diploma Teknologi Kejuruteraan (Pembinaan dan Senggaraan Kapal)

The Diploma of Engineering Technology in Ship Construction and Maintenance is a 3-year programme and in order to graduate students need to complete a maximum of 100 credit hours. Upon completion of this programmes, the students will be able to:

  • understand the major principles of ship and boat construction.
  • work effectively in shipbuilding, engineering planning and scheduling activities.
  • understand the rationale for combining a modern ship design with an efficient and effectiveness shipyard/boatyard manufacturing system.
  • understand that construction is closely linked with efficient manufacturing processes.
  • be aware of links between the ship/boat build plan and yard layout.
  • have an opening knowledge of a method of work breakdown structure.
  • understand and apply standardized work practices.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

UniKL graduates who are:

  • PEO 1
    knowledgeable, competent, and innovative, which will contribute towards the human capital in the marine related industry;
  • PEO 2
    effective leadership and team work skills as well as verbal, non-verbal and interpersonal communication skills to support their role in industry;
  • PEO 3
    committed to the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement;
  • PEO 4
    practice professionalism with ethics and social responsibility; and
  • PEO 5
    capable of embarking on business and technopreneurial activities.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Majors in Ship Construction and Maintenance will be able to:

  • PLO 1
    Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to wide practical procedures and practices.
  • PLO 2
    Analyze well-defined engineering problems.
  • PLO 3
    Formulate solutions for well-defined technical problems.
  • PLO 4
    Conduct investigations of well-defined problems.
  • PLO 5
    Apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering tools to well-defined engineering activities, with an awareness of the limitations.
  • PLO 6
    Function effectively in a diverse technical team.
  • PLO 7
    Communicate effectively with the engineering community and society at large.
  • PLO 8
    Demonstrate an awareness of and consideration for societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities.
  • PLO 9
    Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering technology practices.
  • PLO 10
    Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of engineering practices, taking into account the need for sustainable development.
  • PLO 11
    Demonstrate an awareness of management, business practices, and entrepreneurship.
  • PLO 12
    Recognize the need for, professional development and to engage in independent and life-long learning.
  • PLO 13
    Assist in the formulation of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs.


Most employers are more interested in the technical skills graduates have obtained from their studies rather than the specifics of a programme. Well-qualified students who graduate from UniKL MIMET in Ship Construction and Maintenance Technology will have the opportunity to expand their career in various fields such as;

  • Shipwright/Boat Building
  • Welding and fabrication (ferrous/non-ferrous)
  • Ship/Project Planning
  • Technical Design/Draught Person
  • Education/Trainer
  • QA/QC Inspector
  • Ship Maintenance
  • Machining
  • Woodworking
  • Fiberglass
  • Technopreneur
  • Welding Inspector
Semester 1
  • Islamic Studies/Moral Studies
  • Technical Mathematics I
  • Engineering Science
  • Co-Curriculum I
  • Occupational Safety and Health In Industries and Shipyard Operations
  • Introduction to Ship Technology
  • Intro. to Welding & Thermal Cutting
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Mandarin I
  • Foundation English

Semester 2
  • CAD 2D
  • Introduction to Hand and Power Tools
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Ship Materials
  • Fitting Techniques & Machining
  • Technical Mathematics II
  • Co-Curriculum II
  • Mandarin II
  • Communication English I
  • Elective I*

Semester 3
  • Fundamental Thermodynamics
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Naval Architecture I
  • Marine Engineering System I
  • Ship Technology
  • Communication English II
  • Elective 2*

Semester 4
  • Project Planning & Estimating
  • Shipyard Operation
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Naval Architecture II
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems
  • CAM 2D & 3D
  • Elective 3*
  • Malaysian Studies

Semester 5
  • Principle of Management
  • Shipboard Electro-technology
  • QC System
  • Final Year Project
  • Production Planning Application
  • Material and Plant Management

Semester 6
  • Industrial Training
    • Fees:
      Local Student
      International Student

    • Entry Requirement:
      Local Student
      • Pass in SPM or its equivalent with at least credits (minimum Grade C and higher) in Mathematics and Natural Sciences or Technical Based Subjects; OR
      • Pass in O-Level with minimum Grade C in three (3) subjects including Mathematics and Science or Technical Based Subjects; OR
      • Accredited Certificate in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Technical or Malaysian Skills Certificate Level 3 with PT3; or its equivalent; OR
      • Recognized related Technical/Vocational/Skills qualifications AND an adequate and relevant bridging programme; OR
      • Pass Technical/Vocational/Skills qualifications recognized and approved by UniKL Senate; OR
      • Pass in Sijil Vokasional Malaysia (SVM) qualification been recognized by government of Malaysia and according to approval by UniKL Senate.
        SVM is recognized as equivalent to 3 credits SPM for candidates who obtained;
      • Academic CGPA is equal to or greater than 2.00;
      • Vocational CGPA is equal to or greater than 2.67 and competent in all vocational modules;
      • Credit in Bahasa Melayu with SVM Code 1104;
      • Pass in Sejarah for graduate cohort 2013-2016

      International Student

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Status Programme:

Programme Code:
JPT/BPP (R/525/6/0081) 11/20, MQA A 11789

Marine Engineering

Study Level:

January & July Only

3 years

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