(Hons) Electronics majoring in Computer
The Faculty of Engineering and Technology offers an undergraduate programme leading to the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer. For students planning for professional careers in the fields of computer systems and information technology, the computer engineering programme provides a complete undergraduate training in computer-related fields, such as computer organization and architecture, operating system, internetworking, computer system design, artificial intelligence, data communication, microprocessor system, computer security, computer graphics, software programming and multimedia technology. In addition, the students are also exposed to basic engineering training in circuit and signal analysis, field theory, electronics, control theory, power systems, machines, communications and engineering mathematics. To better prepare the students for the engineering professional career, courses in basic management, economics, accounting and law are also included. This programme also provides students with industrial experience and research training, by requiring students to complete industrial training and graduation projects.
||4-year Programme Structure
|Before 2006/2007 Session
- To develop competent computer engineers who are able to spearhead related ICT industries.
- To produce computer engineers who are able to continually equip themselves with the latest technologies.
||Documents To Be Kept
|Technical competency in Computer Engineering and career growth
||Feedback from Industrial Training and employers of graduates
Feedback from Engineering Alumni Society surveys
|ITP graduate employment survey form and performance analysis report
Engineering Alumni surveys
|Statistics of employment in related fields
||MMU Alumni Society employment survey
||MMU Alumni questionnaires and employment data report
||Ability to acquire and apply fundamental principles of science and engineering.
- Core subjects on Mathematics (Eng. Maths I to IV), Circuit Theory, Electronics I, Computer & Program Design, Field Theory, Digital Logic Design, Electronics II, Instrumentation & Measurement Techniques, Introduction to Machines, Algorithm & Data Structure, Microprocessor & Interfacing, Circuits and Signals, Electromagnetic Theory, Control Theory, Introduction to Power Systems.
- Basic concepts and theories and their relation to actual engineering systems are applied and extended in Mini Projects, Final Year Projects and Industrial Training.
- Extensive laboratory experiments to provide in-depth practical knowledge and hands-on experience to students.
||Capability to communicate effectively.
- Compulsory subject: Technical Communications - students acquire effective report writing and presentation skills.
- Report writing and presentations in mandatory Final Year Projects, Industrial Training and various other subjects. These allow students to understand and acquire confidence in project writing and skilful presentation.
- Participation in various competitions and social activities e.g. MMU-TM 3G Contest, NS Competition, IEE-Intervarsity Competition, Philips Young Inventor Contest, HSBC, MESCORP, etc.
- Introduction to Cyberpreneurship – to develop business planning and presentation skills, proposal writing, negotiating and other skills.
||Acquisition of technical competence in specialised areas of engineering discipline.
- Designed to cover core and elective subjects pertaining to the building of in-depth competence in students according to the area of specialisation.
Computer and Program Design, Data Structures and Algorithms, Microprocessor Systems and Interfacing, Computer Organization and Architecture, Operating Systems, Database Systems, Multimedia Technology and Applications, Compiler and Translator, Advanced Computer Architecture, Digital Computer Design, Computer Security and Disaster Recovery, Java Technology, Object-Oriented Programming, Software Engineering, Advanced Microprocessors, AI, Fuzzy Logic and Neural Network, Computer-Aided Digital Design, Embedded System Design, and Digital Logic Design.
- Final Year Projects are related to the major in order to strengthen students’ in-depth competence.
||Ability to identify, formulate and model problems and find engineering solutions based on a system approach.
- Balanced mix of individual and group projects and assignments - students appreciate problem formulation and solution finding.
- Final Year Projects and design competitions such as TM-MMU 3G Contest, NS Competition, KACIP (by Ericsson), HSBC Young IT Entrepreneur Awards and FMM-Festo Student Design Engineer Award (by Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers) strengthen students’ capabilities to adopt a system approach in their projects.
- Most subjects have associated laboratory sessions to give students hands-on experience in identifying, formulating and modelling problems.
- Mini Projects are geared to give emphasis to system / sub-system design methodology.
||Ability to conduct investigation and research on engineering problems in a chosen field of study.
- Mini Projects and Final Year projects require students to conduct research, for example, by doing a literature review.
- Participation in various activities, seminars and conferences oriented towards research, such as M2USIC (MMU International Symposium on Information and Communications Technologies), Sterling Lectures, WWAT (Workshop on Wireless Access Technology) and MESCORP.
||Understanding of the importance of sustainability and cost-effectiveness in design and development of engineering solutions.
- TM-MMU 3G Contest, Microsoft.Net Competion, National Semiconductor Competition, KACIP (by Ericsson), FMM-Festo Student Design Engineer Award (by Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers), HSBC Young IT Entrepreneur Awards.
- Final Year Projects are implemented within financial constraints: - students appreciate the cost of making a product, budgeting, estimation
of expenditure, capital investment, control of costs and finance, reporting results, difference between budget and forecasts, profit and loss, sales, capital and cash-flow.
- Students are required to take the course Basic Economics, Accounting and Management.
- Students are exposed to practical problems involving sustainability and cost-effectiveness during their Industrial Training.
||Understanding and commitment to professional and ethical responsibilities.
- Students are required to undertake the subjects Engineer & Society, Law for Engineers and Islamic Studies/Moral & Ethics.
- Industrial Training allows students to understand the roles of engineers in society and the importance of professional and ethical conduct.
- All engineering students are members of the Engineering Society within which student chapters of IEM and IEE have been formed. One of the objectives of such an organization is to instill the understanding and commitment of students to professional and ethical responsibilities.
- Seminars and talks on the roles of engineers in various industries, the challenges faced in the engineering profession, the technological trend and industrial evolution, delivered by speakers from professional bodies and industries are organized frequently throughout the academic year, both by the Faculty and Engineering Society. Examples of such events are career talks by successful professional engineers during the E-Week and Sterling Lecture Series.
||Ability to work effectively as an individual, and as a member/leader in a team.
- Balanced mix of individual and group projects and assignments.
- For group projects, students are required to organise, divide and agree on job and responsibility distribution.
- Industrial Training gives students the opportunity to participate as an effective part of a team and to appreciate teamwork.
- In addition, the students also learn to work in team through societal activities e.g. E-Week, MESCORP of Engineering Society and the participation in various Engineering/IT design competitions.
||Ability to be a multi-skilled engineer with good technical knowledge, management, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
- Mandatory Final Year Projects with presentation to give students understanding and confidence in report writing and skillful presentation.
- University subjects such as Technical Communications, Basic Economics, Accounting and Management, Introduction to Cyberpreneurship and Law for Engineers are introduced to the students to train their management and leadership skills.
- Students are to be aware that they can create jobs for themselves and others after their graduation through the subject Introduction to Cyberpreneurship.
||Awareness of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities as an engineer.
- Students are required to undertake the subject such as Engineer & Society and Law for Engineers. It is through these subjects that students are exposed to the roles and responsibilities of engineers in the local and global society and environment.
- All engineering students are the members of the Engineering Society within which student chapters of IEM and IEE have been formed.
- Students are encouraged to undertake co-curricular subjects.
||Capability and enthusiasm for self-improvement through continuous professional development and life-long learning.
- Expose the students to actual industrial environment and expectations during their studies via industrial training and seminars by practising engineers from the industry – enhances students’ understanding of the ever changing industrial environment.
- Online learning portal for every subject with links to relevant industry (e.g. Fujitsu/Matsushita seminar), standardisation and professional bodies - knowledge and technology learned at university are ever evolving and thus treat learning as a lifelong process.
- Students participate in various workshops, seminars and conferences (e.g. M2USIC (MMU International Symposium on Information and Communications Technologies), AP-NeGeMo, WWAT (Workshop on Wireless Access Technology), Sterling Lectures, I-space Lecture series from Japan universities, etc.)
- Alumni Society with web portal for engineering alumni – to disseminate information and updates to all the engineering graduates.
- Additional optional professional certification courses organized in MMU offered to students, e.g. Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco certifications.