Industries that need electrical engineers span various engineering fields including the electrical power and supply industries, renewable energy industries, oil and gas industries, manufacturing industries, maintenance industries and marine engineering works industries. Hence, UCTS Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons) programme is specifically designed and offered to meet the huge demand of innovative and technically competent electrical engineers by Sarawak Corridor of Renewal Energy (SCORE) and rapid growth of industrial development in Malaysia.
This programme aims to equip students with various fundamental knowledge and skills in both electrical and electronics engineering and prepare the students to be specialised in electrical power engineering for their career development within this discipline. Technical elective subjects are offered in the 3rd and final years to provide various specialisation in electrical engineering.
To produce Electrical engineers capable of fulfilling their professional demands in highly competitive global markets with confidence, outstanding ethical and moral values.
Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)
- With good level of knowledge and competency skills, graduates will be employed or self-employed in electrical and relevant engineering field. Appropriate attitude will enabling them to have successful career.
- Graduates will acquire abilities for effective communication, collaborative working in diverse teams, and continual development through professional involvement.
- Graduates will pursue lifelong learning in order to contribute to the advancement of the Electrical Engineering professions and related contemporary issues.
Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
- Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, sciences and electrical engineering fundamentals
- Ability to identify, formulate and analyse complex electrical engineering problems creatively and innovatively
- Ability to develop and design solutions or processes using integrated & interdisciplinary approaches
- Ability to use the advance techniques, competent skills, appropriate methods and tools to implement electrical engineering development
- Ability to identify design principles for efficiency, health & safety, and sustainable development
- Ability to conduct professional and ethical responsibilities
- Ability to communicate effectively with the engineering community and with the society at large
- Ability to function effectively both as individuals and in a group in the capacity of a leader or a team member
- Ability to identify basics and opportunities in entrepreneurship related to engineering practice
- Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data
- Ability to engage in lifelong learning
- Ability to describe the impact of electrical engineering solution in societal, cultural, global & environmental context
Demand Of Electrical Engineers
- The electrical energy industry is huge in Malaysia where the development of new power sources such as hydroelectric dams to power the country’s rapid industrialization. The employment can be found easily with electricity supply authorities, machine manufacturers and other large-scale users of electrical energy.
- Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) attracts multinationals which require huge number of engineering personnel (engineers, technologists and technicians) for the industrial plants
- High demand arising from organic growth coupled with higher consumption especially from energy intensive multinationals at SCORE region will fuel the need for additional capacity for electrical power.
- Sarawak is currently in the process of creating more sustainable supply of energy through the renewable energy sources such as from hydro, solar and waste energy.
- It implies the electrical engineers are in high demand for power generation plant, hydroelectric dam and even the transmission line and substations. It is reported that up to 7,400MW will be generated by 2025 for the state demand and also the exportation of the surplus capacity to the surrounding region such as Peninsular Malaysia and neighbouring countries such as West Kalimantan, Brunei, Indonesia, and Philippines.
- In addition to a relatively stable job market and financial reward, electrical engineers have the gratification that comes from working to meet the needs of society. There is no limit to the personal satisfaction gained from helping make our world a better place to live.
Careers In Electrical Engineering
Electrical engineers use science, technology and problem-solving skills to design, develop and supervise the manufacturing, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment machines and systems for the generation, distribution, utilisation and control of electrical power. They may work in design, research and development, production or management positions at government agencies or private corporations. In the context of Sarawak, catalysed by Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) the demand for electrical engineers is in high demand.
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons) has fulfilled the requirements by Malaysian Quality Agency (MQA) and Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC); and allowing graduates to be recognised as practising engineers under the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).
Duration of Study
Programme Structure and Synopsis
- Pass STPM/A-level with full pass in Mathematics and Physical Science; or
- Pass UEC with five Grade B’s including Mathematics and Physical Science; or
- Pass Matriculation / Pre-U/ Foundation in Science from recognised institutions with minimum CGPA 2.0; or
- Pass Diploma in related field from recognised institutions with minimum CGPA 2.0; or
- Other equivalent qualifications recognised by Malaysian Government
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