Curriculum Structure

Diploma Programme
Year I (Semester 1 & 2)
Students will learn subjects such as Mathematics, Science and Computer.

Year II (Semester 3 & 4)
Students begin to learn Electrical Engineering besides learning the basic of Electronic Engineering. At the end of year II, students are required to undergo an Industrial Training for 10 weeks

Year III (Semester 5 & 6)
Students continue to learn the programme core subjects.


Bachelor Programmes
Year I (Semester 1 & 2)
Students will learn subjects such as engineering mathematics, electrical circuits, signals and systems, devices and electronic systems and computer applications.  

Year II (Semester 3 & 4)
Students begin to learn control engineering, power engineering, analogue and digital electronic systems, and engineering practice. Student also will undergo an internal industrial training during semester break after semester four (4) completed.
Year III (Semester 5 & 6)
Students begin to learn core programmes courses such as Control, Instrumentation & Automation Engineering, Industrial Power Engineering, Power Electronics & Drive Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering which include the areas of specialization. After semester six (6) has been completed student are required to undergo industrial training during the long semester break.

Year IV (Semester 7 & 8)
Almost all the courses in this year are core programmes. In addition to this, the students are also required to undertake the Final Year Project for two (2) semesters which should relate to the students field of study. Students are encouraged to do a project based on industrial problems that have been identified during their industrial training.

The University’s Compulsory subjects are distributed in each semester throughout the four years of study. Apart from core courses operated in the form of practice and application, students are also provided with engineering management skills, entrepreneurship, communication skills, co-curricular activities and personality development to produce engineers who are competent and able to work independently with a positive attitude.

Soft skills

Soft skills can be defined as the generic skills which have been identified as very critical in the world of global working environment apart from the fast pace of technological advancement.

The elements of Soft Skills that must be developed and implemented by each student are as follows:

  • Communication Skills
  • Creative Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
  • Teamwork Skills
  • Continual Learning and Information Management
  • Entrepreneurship Skills
  • Professional Ethics and Moral Values
  • Leadership Skills
Structure of Soft Skills Development in Institutional of Higher Learning Education:

Soft Skills Development via Formal Teaching and Learning Activities:

  • Stand Alone Subject Model
  • Embedded Model
  • Combination of Embedded Model & Stand Alone Subject Model

Soft Skills Development via Supporting-Oriented Programme

  • Academic-Focused Supporting Programme
  • Non-Academic-Focused Supporting Programme

Soft Skills Development via Campus Activities and Lifestyle

  • Residential College
  • Campus Environment
Grading System

Student’s performance in every subject is evaluated based on the grade obtained. Grading system is shown in Table 1.

Generally, minimum passing grade for a subject is Grade D. However grade D up to C- are categorized as conditional pass and the students are allowed to improve their grade by repeating the subject only once.

Table 1 Grading System and Point


Relations between Marks Percentage
and Grade Point

Marks Percentages

Grade Point

A  (Excellent)

80 – 100


A- (Excellent)

75 – 79


B+ (Honours)

70 – 74


B (Honours)

65 – 69


B- (Pass)

60 – 64


C+ (Pass)

55 – 59


C (Pass)

50 – 54


C- (Conditional Pass)

47 - 49


D+ (Conditional Pass)

44 – 46


D (Conditional Pass)

40 – 43


E (Fail)

0 - 39


Academic Advisory System
In UTeM students are free to take subjects offered by the Faculty at every semester based on their capability, comply with the rules and regulations set up by the Faculty and university academic rules. Students need to plan their own study carefully with the guide of their Academic Advisor during their study in the university.

Characteristics of the Semester System

  • Students are free to take any subjects offered in each semester based on their ability and conditions of subject selection determined by the faculty and university’s academics regulations.
  • Students should plan programs of study and learning appropriate which will needs the advices from academic adviser during the studies.

The Important of Academic Advisor (PA)

  • Students need to be given a proper advice in term of subjects taken under the semester system, where they are free to determine the number of subjects to be taken based on their capability or in the case the student obtained a Conditional Position in the previous semester. They need to plan carefully to take subjects which are suitable for them to carry and fully aware on its implication to their whole study period in the university.
  • Semester system is a flexible system for a student with high, moderate or less capability to complete their study based on their own capability comply to the maximum study period set up by the university.
  • The Academic Advisor is able to provide an advice not only in the academic matter, but also in the aspects of how the students can adapt themselves to the semester system, culture shock of studying in the university, time management and private matters that may affect the students’ study performance.
  • In the condition where the student is not with the same batch of other students during the study period due to difference in the subjects taken, difficulty may be expected for him/her to discuss on the matter of study with the others. Here, the Academic Advisor is importance to provide a proper guidance.
Roles and Responsibilities of student and Academic Advisor in the Academic Advisory System are as follow:

Roles/Responsibilities of Academic Advisor

Roles/Responsibilities of Student

  • Conduct a meeting with the students at least two times for every semester.
  • Always be open minded when meeting with the Academic Advisor.
  • Make sure to student understand the academic system in UTeM.
  • Conduct a meeting with the Academic Advisor at least two times for every semester.
  • Provide an advice and make sure student’s subjects registration is based on his/her current academic result.
  • Make the Academic Advisor as a mentor and always get an advice on the academic matter.
  • Supervise the student study progress and provide a guidance in making a good study planning.
  • Make sure to have a good understanding on the academic system.
  • Provide student to always be motivated in their study etc.
  • Provide a copy of examination result to the Academic Advisor at each semester.
  • Supervise the student record and file to be always updated – make sure no subject is missed to fulfil the requirement for degree award.
  • Get the certification of registration form, copy of certificates and reference letter from the Academic Advisor.
  • Refer the student to the certain department/centre for further action if necessary.
  • Always keep a record on all subjects that already been taken during the period of study to prevent missed subject and fulfil the requirement for degree award.