Master of Engineering (Computer and Microelectronic Systems)

The program is an advanced degree program that exposes and updates students to cutting-edge technologies and techniques in computer engineering, IC microchip design, microelectronics system and advanced electronics in new generation technologies. With the ever increase demand in digital devices, semiconductor based companies are facing the challenges of producing higher performance, cost effective, but smaller microchips. The Master of Engineering (Computer and Microelectronic Systems) covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of computer engineering and microelectronics system. It is designed especially for engineers to complement their industrial expertise and enhance their knowledge skills.

Intake March/October* every year

  • Application for March intake is open from September to November (for international student) and from September to December (for local student).
  • Application for October intake is open from March to June (for international student) and from March to July (for local student).


Graduates will be able to future-proof their engineering careers or become entrepreneurs in the telecommunications, electronics, and oil and gas industries


Career Prospect

Study Mode, Duration and Scheme

Mode (Full time) Minimum Duration Maximum Duration
On-campus (at UTM JB) 1.5 Years (3 Semesters) 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Off-campus (Penang) 2 Years (4 Semesters) 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Sem. 1 Sem. 2 Sem. 3
Core 1 (1513) Core 4 (1523) Elective 2
Core 2 (1423) Core 5 (1313) Elective 3
Core 3 (1433) Elective 1 Free Elective
University Elective Research Methodology Project (Part 2)
Project (Part 1)  
(12 credits) (16 credits) (15 credits)

Sem. 1

Sem. 2

Short Sem.

Sem. 3

Sem. 4

Core 1

Core 3

Research Methodology

Elective 2

Free Elective

Core 2

Core 4

University Elective

Elective 3

(Part 2)

Elective 1

Core 5


(Part 1)


(9 credits)

(9 credits)

(6 credits)

(10 credits)

(9 credits)

Program Educational Objective (PEO)

PEO1: To produce Master graduates with multidisciplinary knowledge needed for designing, integrating and optimizing solutions in Electrical Engineering fields including electronics.

PEO2: To produce Master graduates who are able to generate new knowledge, idea, and techniques in Electrical Engineering fields.

PEO3:To produce Master graduates who are able to function in R&D research team and innovative industrial ventures.

PEO4: To produce Master graduates who are able to consistently perform their responsibilities ethically and professionally.

Program Learning Outcome (PLO)

PLO1: Attain specialized knowledge on theories, methods, and applications related to Computer and Microelectronic System engineering field.

PLO2: Able to demonstrate proficiency in analyzing and solving problem through relevant  analytical methods, simulations, experiments and research.

PLO3: Able to synthesize engineering knowledge through design and development.

PLO4: Able to plan and perform research undertakings responsibly, professionally, and ethically.

PLO5: Able to communicate and express knowledge and ideas effectively.

PLO6: Able to continue life-long learning and apply technology for the betterment of humanity.

Curriculum Structure (43 credits)

Four (4) compulsory courses (12 credits)

MKEL 1123 Advanced Microprocessor System
MKEL 1173 Advanced Digital System Design
MKEL 1193 Analog CMOS Design
MKEL 1113 Nanoelectronic Devices

Four (4) elective courses and one (1) free elective course from this/other program (15 credits)

MKEL 1133 Integrated Circuit Testing
MKEL 1143 Advanced Digital Signal Processing
MKEL 1163 VLSI Circuits & Design
MKEL 1183 Advanced Computer Architecture
MKEL 1223 Random Process
MKEL 1233 Image Processing
MKEL 1243 Software Engineering
MKEL 1253 Speech Processing
MKEL 1263 Special Topic in Electronic Engineering
MKEL 1273 VLSI Design Automation
MKEL 1283
Hardware-Software Co-Design

Two(2) parts of master dissertation course (10 credits)

MKEH 1814 Research Project Proposal (Part 1)
MKEH 1826 Research Project Thesis (Part 2)

Two(2) university elective courses (6 credits)

UHAX XXX3 (to choose from the list given by School of Graduate Studies)
MKEU 0013 Introduction to Research Methodology in Electrical Engineering

Please refer to the course synopses page for course description.

Entry Requirement*

The admission requirements for students entering the Taught Course program are as follows:

i Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or its equivalent recognized by the University Senate (accredited program by the EAC body) with a CGPA ≥ 2.50 / 4.00 or CGPA < 2.50 / 4.00 with a minimum of 5 years of work experience in the relevant field; or
ii Bachelor’s degree in Engineering other than Electrical Engineering (e.g., Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Civil Engineering, etc.) or its equivalent with a minimum CGPA ≥ 3.00 / 4.00 and 2 years of work experience in the field of electrical engineering; or
iii Bachelor’s degree in Science (Physics) or its equivalent with a minimum CGPA ≥ 3.00 / 4.00; or
iv Bachelor’s degree in Science (Computer Science, Software, Information Technology) or its equivalent with a minimum CGPA ≥ 3.00 / 4.00 and 2 years of work experience in the field of electrical engineering; or
v Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology (specifically in the field of electrical engineering) or its equivalent with a minimum CGPA ≥ 3.00 / 4.00; or
vi Other qualifications approved by the Faculty’s Academic Committee.

Candidates who meet the requirements of  (ii – vi) are required to take and pass the prerequisite courses determined by the Faculty with a minimum grade of (B-).

*An international student candidate is required to have a minimum qualification of the TOEFL of 550 or IELTS of band 6.

Contact Us


MEEH Programme Coordinator

Postgraduate Studies

Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Johor Bahru