BEng (Hons) Electronics



The Electronics Engineering programme in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology provides students with a good understanding of electronics-related fields such as analog electronics, physical electronics, power electronics, industrial and communications electronics, semiconductor and superconductor devices, semiconductor manufacturing technology, microelectronics and optoelectronics. In addition, the students will also be exposed to subjects in circuit and signal analysis, computer programming, logic design, power systems and machine, microprocessor and computer systems, electromagnetic theory, control theory, multimedia technology and communications. This engineering knowledge is further supplemented with basic training in engineering mathematics. To provide the students with a better foundation for professional careers, subjects such as basic management, economics, accounting and law are also taught. The programme is also designed to provide students with opportunities to undergo practical training in the industry and to obtain research experience through graduation projects.


Programme Structures:

Session
4-year Programme Structure
June Intake
February Intake
Before 2006/2007 Session


Programme Objective:

  • To develop competent engineers and technical leaders to support the electronic industry especially in manufacturing, design and R & D in microelectronics.

Performance Criteria
Assesment Method
Documents To Be Kept
Demonstration of technical competency based on knowledge acquired in electronics engineering Performance evaluation by employers based on a prescribed set of work attributes ITP graduate employment survey form and performance analysis report
Attainment of Managerial/leader position and technical achievement Achievement feedback ( awards/ honours/significant career position attained) from graduate to Engineering Alumni Society Engineering Alumni survey form and achievement compilation report
Employment statistics of graduate in the electronics industry Employment survey via MMU Alumni Society MMU Alumni questionnaires and employment data report

Programme Outcomes:


1 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.
2 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.
3 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.

    Electronics I, Electronics II, Electronics III, Physical Electronics, Microelectronics Circuit Analysis and Design, Power Electronics, Digital System, Processing and Fabrication Technology, Digital Integrated Circuits, VLSI System Design and Modeling Technique, Semiconductor and Superconductor Devices, Advanced MOS Devices, Analog Integrated Circuits, Integrated VLSI Systems.

  • Final Year Projects are related to the major in order to strengthen students’ in-depth competence.
4 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.
5 Ability to conduct research in chosen fields of engineering.
  • 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.
6 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.
7 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.
8 Ability to work independently as well as with others 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.
9 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.
10 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 must undertake one co-curricular subject.
11 Capability and enthusiasm for self-improvement through continuous professional development and life-long learning.
  • Students are exposed to actual industrial environment and expectations during their studies via Industrial Training and seminars by practising engineers from microelectronics companies such as Intel, Motorola, National Semiconductor, Infineon, etc.
  • Online learning portal for every subject with links to relevant industries (e.g. Fujitsu/Matsushita seminar), standardization bodies and professional bodies.
  • 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.