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APU's Engineering Programmes are current in terms of technology and are market driven, and thus have great employment opportunities. Apart from technical knowledge, the programme modules enable students to build leadership skills, communication skills and these skills prepare them for the workplace as professional and confident engineers. APU Engineering Degrees are fully accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) which is a signatory to the Washington Accord.

The vision of the School is to be a leading provider of Engineering and Technology based education with innovative approaches to enhancing lifelong career opportunities. Our mission is:

  • To be a school which provides high quality and innovative teaching and learning and maintains professional accreditation for all its programmes.
  • To provide an education based on a theoretical, experimental and ethical foundation enhanced by opportunities for participation in research, internships and interdisciplinary programmes.
  • To educate graduates for professional leadership, civic influence and lifelong learning.

For all degrees within the School, APU links with industry helps provide internship training placements for students. Internships are compulsory for all students as per the requirement of the Board of Engineers Malaysia.

APU Engineering Degrees are fully accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) which is a signatory to the Washington Accord.

The Aims of the APU Engineering Programmes are to offer:

  • A broad education in the fundamentals of engineering principles and professional practices that form a strong flexible base which enables graduates to fill a variety of responsible engineering positions.
  • Specialised development in one area of concentration that will enable graduates to successfully perform at entry-level engineering positions. Some graduates will prefer and be capable of continuing their education in a graduate school.
  • A stimulating and accessible course of study necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and social context, analysis and contemporary engineering issues which the students can develop and apply in their near future.
  • An opportunity for students with different abilities and different educational experiences to benefit intellectually and vocationally from their education in engineering courses.
  • Graduates who are able to demonstrate intelligence, ingenuity, inventiveness and independence in all areas of endeavour.
  • An intellectually demanding and stimulating programme of study and develop a life-long commitment to learning that develops graduates who are imaginative and innovative and who show initiative and creativity in their work.

APU Engineering Degrees are accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).

The Five "I"s Model


through the design of curriculum, the module content and the learning approaches


through developing your capabilities to interrelate knowledge and to work in multidisciplinary teams


through developing your knowledge and also your abilities to communicate effectively and persuasively


through the use of group work to develop your teamwork skills and through the use of technology to achieve interactivity of devices and people


in relation to new products, ideas, applications and solutions

Engineering Programmes:

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Engineering with Honours

An Electrical or Electronic Engineer maybe responsible for research, design, development, manufacturing and management of complex hardware and software systems and reliable, cost effective devices, many involving the use of new information and computer intensive technologies. These include:

  • Integrated electronic systems
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power
  • Instrumentation in electrical and electronic systems
  • Manufacturing
  • Microelectronics
  • Photoelectronics

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering with Honours

Mechatronic Engineering is concerned with the creation, design and building of intelligent machines. This new breed of engineer has to master skills in mechanical, electronic and computer engineering and work in a hybrid manner, meeting an ever-increasing need in industry where complexity of projects is rising and resources are limited. The main areas of activity are:

  • Fundamental design and build - ways of embedding intelligence and interfacing to the real world
  • Process control - plant condition monitoring and control
  • Advance robotics and intelligent Machines
  • Image Processing and collision avoidance
  • Industrial system such as CIM system, CAD/CAM system
  • Design and develop a Mechatronics system

Bachelor of Computer Engineering with Honours

Computer engineering has emerged as a driving force addressing numerous global demands like smart grids, cognitive buildings, energy management and the likes. Operating platforms for more and more applications have been migrating to the cloud in recent days. Bridging the gap between hardware and software, are Computer Engineers, advancing computer technology towards transforming more and more of these cyber dreams into realities. Some of the areas covered in this major are:

  • Digital Logic Design
  • Computer Networks
  • Embedded and Desktop Operating Systems
  • Microcontroller Selection and Programming
  • Signal Processing

Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering with Honours

Petroleum engineers travel to where petroleum reservoirs are known to exist. They define and develop the reservoirs, and produce oil and gas with maximum profitable recovery. Petroleum engineering allows one to specialize in several different oil & gas specialties, each with its own unique challenges and rewards. The careers and job activity areas are as a:

  • Drilling engineer, working with geologists and contractors in designing and supervising drilling operations.
  • Production engineer, developing processes and equipment to optimize oil and gas production.
  • Manager, an entrepreneur, economist, or environmental/safety specialist.
  • Reservoir engineer and help determine ideal recovery processes, estimate the number of wells that can be economically drilled, and simulate future performance using sophisticated computer models.

Internship & Industrial Training

Prior to starting the final year of study APU students will do internship or industrial training for 12 weeks. This is to enable students to gain industrial or professional learning experiences to develop transferable skills for employability so as to enhance their future value to employers. Familiarity with all common processes is essential and exposure at a practical level to a wide variety of processes is required at a level appropriate to young professional. Whilst it is clearly desirable for students to get a feel for the skills involved, the central aim is to achieve appreciation. Industrial training is a key component of learning in an integrated academic curriculum.

Taking this exposure as an important element in the curriculum APU ensures the smooth process of facilitation by starting the process a semester by guiding and nurturing the students via workshops and classes dedicated to;

1. Development of a CV
2. Attending Interviews
3. Working professionally and ethically at a organization

APU also has dedicated Internship Officers per school and a pool of companies in which student can choose from in terms of writing in or direct placements.

Final Year Projects (FYP)

FYPBaNK – An online facility to support students’ development of their final year project to meeting industry standards, to enhance employability and to assist student in ensuring projects are fit for purpose at the final year of study.

It is a facility web-based integrated system that facilitates the project management responsibilities carried out by the APU FYP students, supervisors, second markers, FYP administrators and project managers.

The companies who have and are contributing to FYPBaNK are INFOPRO SDN BHD, Bank Negara Museum and Art Gallery, DLoop Empeiria Sdn Bhd, Everly Group, GCA, Hilti, LOW Health Care Services, MAD Incubator, MIMOS Wireless Innovation Lab, Neruti Technology Sdn Bhd, REDtone, Signal Transmission (M) Sdn Bhd, Top Glove Sdn Bhd. Students are allowed to work on an industrial FYP proposals selected from the FYPBaNK. Our FYP students have successfully completed the industrial projects selected from the FYPBaNK. The end-product of each industrial project is being used by the real users.

School of Engineering Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Graduates of APU Bachelor of Engineering in their respective programs are expected within five years of graduation to attain the following programme educational objectives:  


Electrical and Electronic
Engineering (EEE) 

Mechatronic Engineering (ME)

Computer Engineering (CE)

Petroleum Engineering (PE)


Be a practicing engineer contributing to the development of Electrical or Electronic Engineering while demonstrating professionalism.

Be a practicing engineer contributing to the development of Mechatronic Engineering while demonstrating professionalism.

Be a practicing engineer contributing to the development of Computer or Electronic Engineering while demonstrating professionalism.

Be a practicing engineer contributing to the development of Petroleum Engineering while demonstrating professionalism.


Pursue engineering innovation via career advancement opportunities and/or advanced studies in Electrical or Electronic Engineering.

Pursue engineering innovation via career advancement opportunities and/or advanced studies in Mechatronic Engineering.

Pursue engineering innovation via career advancement opportunities and/or advanced studies in Computer or Electronic  Engineering.

Pursue engineering innovation via career advancement opportunities and/or advanced studies in Petroleum Engineering.

School of Engineering Programme Outcomes (PO’s)

The students, upon completion of their study, should attain the following outcomes:

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Ability to gain and apply principles of Mathematics, Science and Engineering to the solutions of complex engineering problems.



Ability to undertake complex engineering problem analysis and apply engineering principles to solve them.



Ability to design innovative solutions for complex engineering problems.


Ability to investigate complex engineering problems using research techniques.


Ability to select and use suitable tools and techniques for complex engineering problems.


Ability to engage in professional engineering practice for safety, health, social, cultural and legal responsibilities in developing solutions for complex engineering problems.


Ability to comprehend and demonstrate good practices of engineering in sustainable development and environmental considerations for the solutions of complex engineering problems.


Ability to execute the responsibilities of an Engineer professionally and ethically.


Ability to function effectively as a team leader or a member in a team within multi-disciplinary settings.


Ability to communicate effectively and professionally on complex engineering activities.


Ability to demonstrate entrepreneurship skills, engineering project management and economic decision making in multidisciplinary environments.


Ability to recognise the need for, and be able to engage in independent and life-long learning towards continuous professional development.

Outcome Based Education (OBE)

Outcome Based Education focuses on student learning by: 

  • Using learning outcome statements to make explicit what the student is expected to be able to know, understand or do;
  • Providing learning activities which will help the student to reach these outcomes; 
  • Assessing the extent to which the student meets these outcomes through the use of explicit assessment criteria. 
  • It is objective and outcome driven, where every stated objective and outcomes can be assessed and evaluated.   

3.1. Program objectives  It addresses the graduate’s attainment 5 years after graduation.  

3.1.1  Evaluation of Achievement of PEOs and Improvement Strategies:  
The achievement of the PEOs will be measured through the use of the following tools: 

  • Alumni survey
  • Employer feedback

3.2. Program outcomes refer to abilities to be attained by students by the time they graduate after the 4 years of studies. A summary of the process involved in assessing the POs is as follows:-

  • The data for assessing the POs are gathered from the continual assessment of the students through final exams, in-course assignments, class tests, laboratory reports, industrial training and final year projects.
  • The achievements of POs by the students are measured using the Programme Outcome Assessment Report (POAR) at the end of each semester, in tandem with the Learning Outcome Assessment Report (LOAR) for each module in the semester.
  • A student is said to have attained a particular PO, if he/she has obtained more than 50% marks in the assessment mapped to the PO measured.
  • A compilation of POs achieved by each student is carried out by extracting the information from the POAR into the Cumulative Programme Outcome Achievement Report (CPOAR).
  • For a student not attaining POs prescribed up to his level of study, the next opportunity of assessment is identified, which he is expected to attempt during the normal course of his programme. If none exists, an appropriate assessment is provided for the student to demonstrate him having acquired the required ability. Due counseling is provided in either eventuality.


APU Engineering Degrees are fully accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) which is a signatory to the Washington Accord.

This accreditation ensures that APU Engineering Graduates will have the following benefits in countries who are signatories of the Washington Accord:

  • Opportunities to register as a Graduate Engineer with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) or the relevant professional bodies in other countries who are signatories under the Washington Accord.
  • Pathways to becoming a Professional or Chartered Engineer.
  • Assurance that graduates are considered as having met international academic standards for engineering practice.

APU Engineering Degrees are Accredited Professionally by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and are therefore recognised internationally under the Washington Accord. Recognition under the Washington Accord allows for APU engineering programmes to be recognised by countries such as Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa, , Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States who are all signatories of the accord.

This allows APU graduates to be recognised in these countries for career opportunities towards achieving Professional/Chartered Engineer status or for further education progression. Furthermore, many countries which are not yet signatories to the Washington Accord also use this as a benchmark in recognising Engineering Degrees.

With this achievement, recognition under the Washington Accord enables APU Engineering graduates to work in any country in the world who are also a signatory to the Accord, without the need to re-qualify. The recognition is of utmost importance to the engineering education in Malaysia as graduates from accredited engineering degree programmes from Washington Accord signatory countries are considered as meeting the academic standard for practices in engineering at the international level.

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The above benefits are applicable in the following countries, which are signatory to the Washington Accord:

“Signatories have full rights of participation in the Accord; qualifications accredited or recognised by other signatories are recognised by each signatory as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction” washington/ signatories/

“Organisations holding provisional status have been identified as having qualification accreditation or recognition procedures that are potentially suitable for the purposes of the Accord; those organisations are further developing those procedures with the goal of achieving signatory status in due course; qualifications accredited or recognised by organisations holding provisional status are not recognised by the signatories” washington/signatories

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