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University of Nottingham Malaysia

Course overview

There has been growing interest and a demand in industry for professional mechatronic engineers in recent years. The principal aim of the programme is to equip you to work at a professional level in mechatronic engineering related industries. You will develop practical knowledge and skills to examine and programme basic mechatronic integrated systems along with undertaking practical experiments. The latter will concentrate on instrumentation, measurement and control of hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems whilst students will also be introduced to practical concepts in robotics. Studying the MEng enables you to conduct a group project and develop mechatronic products.

Our programmes enable you to specialise in a particular branch of the subject dependent upon your interests and talents. One of these branches, mechatronic engineering, is a professional discipline that encompasses electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering with intelligent embedded control. Mechatronic engineers explore and utilise new technologies in automation and robotics to allow tasks in hazardous environments or precise positioning to be accomplished for the benefits of health, safety, society and economy.

Why choose this course?

A Nottingham degree has a high reputation within the electrical and electronic engineering industry, opening up a world of opportunity and prospects. Our programmes will equip you with a variety of skills that allow for adaptation and improvisation in the fast changing world of technology.


Typical core modules

  • Applied Mechatronic Construction Project
  • Engineering Design and Design Project
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Information, Signals and Computing
  • Power and Energy
  • Statics and Dynamics
  • Statics and Dynamics for Mechanical Systems

Typical core modules

  • Applied Mechatronic Engineering Project 2
  • Design, Manufacture and Project Electrical Energy Conditioning and Control
  • Electrical Energy Conditioning and Control
  • Electronic Processing and Communication
  • Modelling: Methods and Tools
  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

Typical core modules

  • Advanced Dynamics and Vibration
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Business Economics
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Electrical Machines
  • Electronic Design
  • Embedded Computing
  • Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
  • Industrial training
  • Introduction to Automotive Technology
  • Mathematics for Engineering Management
  • Mechanics of Solid
  • Mechatronics Group Project
  • Mechatronics Laboratory
  • Renewable Generation Technologies and Control
  • Risk and Reliability
  • Thermodynamics and Fluids 2

(Optional modules may varies subject to available expertise, core modules may be combined to form 20credits year long modules)

Typical core modules

  • Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
  • Advanced AC Drives
  • Advanced Control System Design
  • Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems
  • Aerial Robotics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • HDL for Programmable Logic
  • Introduction to Aerospace Technology
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Mechatronics Individual Project
  • Smart Vehicle Control System
  • Stress Analysis and Material Models

(Optional modules may vary subject to available expertise, core modules may be combined to form 20 credits yearlong modules)

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

A Level BBB, including Mathematics and Physics, excluding critical thinking and general studies.
IB Diploma 30 points with 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level, including specific subjects in mathematics and Physics.
STPM BBB, including Mathematics and Physics, excluding Pengajian Am.
UEC 2 As including Mathematics and Physics, and grade B3 in 3 further academic subjects, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language.
SAM or other Australian Matriculations
ATAR 86 including specific subjects in mathematics and Physics.
Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

79% average based on 6 subjects, including Advanced Functions, Calculus and Vectors and relevant science subjects. Consideration to be made based on relevant individual grades if specific subjects are required.

Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University’s requirements.

Advance Placement (AP) 4, 4, 4, including AP Calculus and AP Physics.
Diploma - Other Institutions Acceptance to the second year is on a case-by-case basis (and at the discretion of the School) but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.30 out of 4.0 and above, including good grades in relevant subjects. Previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme.
Foundation - Other Institutions Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.30 out of 4.0 and above, including good grades in relevant subjects. Previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme.
University of Nottingham Malaysia Foundation Successful completion of the Foundation in Engineering programme.

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we are also reviewing and accepting grades based on the minimum acceptable (and those who are holding grades with near misses). The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.

IELTS (Academic):

6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)


80 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking)

PTE (Academic):

65 (with no less than 59 in each element)

GCE A Level English Language or English Literature:

grade C

GCE A Level English Language or English Literature:

grade C


CEFR level B2

GCSE O-Level:

grade C / 4

IGCSE (first language):

grade C / 4

IGCSE (second language):

grade B / 6


Band 4


grade B3

IB English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher Level):

4 points

IB English B (Higher Level):

4 points

IB English B (Standard Level):

5 points

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

Foundation progression options

The Foundation in Engineering is a 1+4 year programme that results in direct progression to the undergraduate degrees offered within the Faculty of Engineering. Modules on the programme aim to improve language and study skills as well as enhance understanding of mathematics and the physical sciences.

Students on this programme also chose from a range of elective modules that provide the opportunity to sample topics related to their chosen undergraduate pathway from thermal science or chemistry to electricity and magnetism.

Learning and assessment

How you will learn

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Practical classes
  • Lab sessions
  • Computer labs

How you will be assessed

  • Coursework
  • Group coursework
  • Examinations
  • Presentation
  • Practical write-ups


Our step-by-step guide contains everything you need to know about applying for undergraduate courses.

How to apply


Malaysian studentsRM50,400 per year
International students RM57,000 per year

Where you will learn

Malaysia Campus

Semenyih Campus is 48km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and just 45 minutes’ drive from the famous city centre with its iconic Petronas Twin Towers. On arrival, you are immersed in the green jungle backdrop that Malaysia provides with wildlife, sunshine and campus lake.

The campus is home to our business, education, science and engineering schools, which sit alongside a sports centre, library and student accommodation. The University has everything a modern day student could wish for with the added bonus of being located in central Asia allowing you to travel further afield in your free time.

Public transport is plentiful with free shuttle services operating on some routes. Taxi/Grab services in Malaysia are very reasonable and used widely by the student community.


Industrial training is compulsory if you pursue the MEng degree curriculum. You will be expected to participate in industrial training during the summer vacation following the second year of study, although participation in other years or multiple-participation is also allowed. All industrial training must last at least 12 consecutive weeks in the same company or institution. If you pursue the BEng degree you are not required to participate but will be strongly encouraged to do so. Industrial training also provides a great way to identify top career prospects.

  1. A degree from Nottingham has a good reputation within both the electrical and electronic engineering industry and Finance sector too. This degree can open up a world of opportunity and prospects within the working world and higher education. In recent years the majority of our graduates have quickly found career employment with over 97% starting work or registering for further study within three months of graduation.

Electrical and electronic engineering continue to be buoyant employment sectors. Many of our graduates pursue engineering careers in a range of industries such as systems design and development, electrical and electronic design, electrical and electronic equipment, manufacturing, systems design and fabrication, power plants, devices and transmission. Other graduates enter the management and commerce sector or software and IT. Some also choose to continue their studies with further education.

This content was last updated on 14 May 2024. Every effort has been made to ensure that this information is accurate, but changes are likely to occur between the date of publishing and course start date. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply.