Part-time Masters by taughtcourse prgrammes are available at the University’s off-campus centers in Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur,  and Pulau Pinang. The part-time programme takes two years of study (i.e. four 14-week normal semesters and one 8-week short semesters). Part-time coursework involves modular teaching and learning, with lectures being delivered on weekends.

KL-Kuala Lumpur
PP-Pulau Pinang
JB-Johor Bahru
M.Eng (Electrical Power)
M.Eng (Electronics & Communications)
M.Eng (Mechatronics & Automatic Control)
M. Eng (Computer & Microelectronic System)
KL = Kuala Lumpur; PP = Pulau Pinang; JB = Johor Bahru 


Teaching Methods.  A taught module takes the following forms: formal lectures, tutorials and assignment and/or laboratory work. Each 3-credit module is delivered in 42 hours of lectures. Teaching/learning is student-centered; hence it must be complemented with adequate self-study and self-learning by the candidate. Part-time taught course programs involve modular teaching with lectures being delivered on weekends.

Assessment and Grading.   Students’ progress is assessed (continuously) throughout the semester by a coursework assessment component and a final examination for each module. The coursework component may consist of set written assignments, practical work/lab assignments, and short tests. Passing mark for each taught course is 60% or B- equivalent. Students that fail a core subject must repeat the same subject while students fail an elective subject may replace it with other elective on approval from the Postgraduate department.

In order to continue to the subsequent semester, students must obtain at least 2.67 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) or equivalently a B- average for each semester. This is considered as Conditional Pass. For a Masters degree to be awarded, candidates must complete a minimum of 43 credits and achieve a final academic grade point of at least 3.0 CGPA. The following table shows the academic standing and students’ status. Students may also register a module under HS (attendance only). Students’ attendance must be at least 80% and fulfills the lecturer’s requirement.

Master Project.  Another requirement towards the conferment of the Masters degree is that each student must undertake the master project. This project is taken in two consecutive semesters and will be supervised by a Graduate faculty lecturer of the University. Towards the end of the first semester, students will present a proposal of the project. At the end of the second semester a comprehensive project report must be submitted. This project may take one of two forms:

  1. Industry project: Such a project will require the agreement of the industry sponsor who will define the industrial requirements of the project. The project must still meet academic requirements, defined by the academic supervisor. An industry co-supervisor may be appointed from persons with appropriate academic standing or experience, acceptable to the Graduates Committee.
  2. Academic project: Such project will be under taken in the Faculty’s laboratories. The project may be motivated by an industrial problem, or it may be theoretical, experimental or design-based.