Master of Engineering (Electronic and Telecomunications)

This program aims to produce professionals with advanced knowledge and skills in the field of Electronic and Telecomunications in line with the development of today’s communications technology. The program will also provide exposure in entrepreneurship and sustainability in technology and engineering to further contribute to the generation of talent and transformation leaders according to the current needs of the country.

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).

*Implementation during COVID-19 Pandemic.

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


Career Prospect

Industry Driven Content Through Ericsson Educate

Ericsson Educate is the 21st centuries technology curated learning content that include automation, artificial intelligence, telecommunication, 5G technology, and internet-of-things (IoT).

This industry-driven content complements the university-level engineering courses, strengthen the students’ ICT skills, and increase university graduates’ readiness for jobs. Under the UTM-Ericsson partnership, Ericsson Educate content will be integrated into UTM relevant curriculum, e.g., the Master of Engineering (Wireless Communication and Network) degree program.

UTM students will enjoy not only the interactive online content from the Ericsson Educate’s portal but also the industry-oriented lectures and seminars by leading industry professionals.

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 (at UTM JB/KL) 2 Years (4 Semesters) 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Sem. 1 Sem. 2 Sem. 3
Core 1 Core 3 Elective 3
Core 2 Core 4 Elective 4
Elective 1 Elective 2 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 3 Free Elective
Core 2 Core 4 University Elective Elective 4 Project
(Part 2)
Elective 1 Elective 2   Project
(Part 1)
(9 credits) (9 credits) (6 credits) (10 credits) (9 credits)

Program Educational Objective (PEO)

PEO1: To produce Master graduates with multidiscliplinary 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 advanced knowledge on theories, methods and applications related to Electronic and Telecomunications engineering field.

PLO2: Demonstrate mastery in conducting research independently in solving problems related to Electronic and Telecomunications Engineering through relevant analytical methods, simulations and/or experiments.

PLO3: Synthesize engineering knowledge through design and development.

PLO4: Plan and perform research undertakings responsibly, professionally and ethically.

PLO5: Communicate and express knowledge and ideas effectively.

PLO6: Continue life-long learning and apply technology for the betterment of humanity.

Curriculum Structure (43 credits)

Five(4) compulsory courses (12 credits)

MKEL 1123  Advanced Microprocessor System
MKEL 1173 Advanced Digital System Design
MKET 1313 Communication & Computer Networks
MKET 1413  Advanced Digital Communications

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

MKEL 1113 Nanoelectronic Devices
MKEL 1133 Integrated Circuit Testing
MKEL 1143 Advanced Digital Signal Processing
MKEL 1223 Random Process
MKEL 1233 Image Processing
MKEL 1243 Software Engineering
MKEL 1263 Special Topic in Electronic Engineering
MKEL 1183 Advanced Computer Architecture
MKEL 1163 VLSI Circuits & Design
MKEL 1253 Speech Processing
MKET 1323 Broadband Multimedia Networks
MKET 1333 Optical Communications
MKET 1373 Sonar and Acoustic Engineering
MKET 1383 Satellite Communications
MKET 1393 Network Modeling & Performance
MKET 1423 Wireless Communication System
MKET 1433 RF/Microwave & Antenna Design
MKET 1453 Special Topic in Telecommunication Eng.
MKET 1463 Advanced Communication Electronics
MKET 1483 Optical Networks and Devices


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

MKEL 1814 Research Project Proposal (Part 1)
MKEL 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*

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

Contact Us


MEEL Programme Coordinator

Postgraduate Studies

School of Electrical Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Johor Bahru