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Diploma of Engineering Technology in Ship Design
Diploma Teknologi Kejuruteraan (Reka Bentuk Kapal)

The Diploma of Engineering Technology in Ship Design (DSD) enables the students to grasp the fundamental principles of Ship and Boat Design; the ability to work and communicate with boat/ship designers, draftsman and tradesmen; marine propulsion systems use of one or more marine Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) systems; linking modern ship design with efficient manufacturing processes; knowledge of traditional and current shipbuilding materials and the various construction techniques across the ship industry.


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)

  • 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
Career Information

Graduates of UniKL MIMET’s ship design programmed will have the opportunity to expand their career in

  • Metal Works & Fabrication
  • Naval Architecture
  • Technical Design/Draught Person
  • Shipwright
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatic Systems
  • CAD & CAM Programming
  • CASD Programming
  • CNC Machining


Semester 1
  • Introduction to Hand and Power Tools
  • Technical  Mathematics 1
  • Occupational Safety and Health in Industries and Shipyard Operations
  • Introduction to Ship Technology
  • Introduction to Welding and Thermal Cutting
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Mandarin 1/Arabic Language 1
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2/ Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1*
  • Compentency English
  • * Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 : For International Student

Semester 2
  • Engineering Science
  • Technical Mathematics 2
  • CAD 2D
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Communication English 1
  • Mandarin 2/Arabic Language 2
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Elective 1

Semester 3
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Ship Materials
  • Naval Architecture 1
  • CAD Modelling Concepts
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
  • Static and Dynamics
  • Amalan Islam di Malaysia/ Religious Practices in Malaysia*
  • Elective 2
  • * Religious Practice in Malaysia : For International and Local Non-Muslim Student

Semester 4
  • Shipbuilding Economic
  • Fundamental Thermodynamics
  • Naval Architecture 2
  • Strength of Materials
  • Marine Engineering System
  • Communication English 2
  • Co-Curriculum 1

Semester 5
  • Marine Structure Design
  • Computer Aided Ship Design (CASD-Lines Plan)
  • Naval Architecture 3
  • Ship Resistance and Propulsion
  • Shipboard Electro-Technology
  • Final Year Project

Semester 6
  • Industrial Training

    (Elective 1)

  • Wood Technology and Processes
  • Manual Metal Arc Welding (Steel)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (Steel)
  • (Elective 2)

  • Composite Fibres
  • Welding (Steel)
  • Welding (Non-Ferrous)
  • 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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Quick Points


Status Programme:

Programme Code:
JPT/BPP (R/525/6/0080) 11/20, MQA A 11788

Marine Engineering

Study Level:

January & July Only

3 years

For further enquiries, please contact us at:​
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Level 3, 1016, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
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