Master of Engineering (Mechatronic & Automatic Control)

Mechatronics and Control Engineering is a multi-disciplinary subject, with applications across a wide range of industrial sectors. The M. Eng (Mechatronics and Automatic Control) program aims to equip graduates, with both the theoretical and the practical skills necessary to apply modern control techniques to a wide range of industrial problems and/or embark on further research. This course covers all the major aspects of control theory and mechatronics including adaptive and robust control, artificial intelligence, process control, artificial intelligence, industrial instrumentation, robotics, and control applications in mechatronic systems and their application to the design of control systems. Students will also acquire expertise in the use of computer packages for control design. Outstanding students in this program may continue with research leading to a Ph.D.

Option for double-degree:  This program also offers an option for double-degree mode with the University of Burgundy (UoB), whereupon completing an extra semester in UoB, students are eligible for conferment two Master’s degrees from UTM and UoB. This study option takes a minimum of 4 semesters to complete. This study option would require students to apply for admission to UoB. Students have to complete the first two semesters of study in UTM, followed by one semester in UoB. The final semester can be done either in UTM or UoB. For further details, please consult the Postgraduate Office.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

PEO MKEM MEEM (Starting 20212022 semester 1)
 PEO 1 To produce postgraduates with multidisciplinary knowledge needed for designing, integrating, and optimizing solutions, central to modern control and mechatronic engineering systems.

Mastery of knowledge and competency in advanced areas of Mechatronics and Automatic Control Engineering field.

Kesarjanaan pengetahuan dan kompetensi dalam bidang lanjutan Kejuruteraan Mekatronik dan Kawalan Automatik.

 PEO 2 To produce postgraduates who are able to generate new knowledge, idea and technique in computer and microelectronics systems.

Practice professionalism and high standards of ethical conducts within organization and society.

Mengamalkan profesionalisme dan tingkah laku yang beretika tinggi dalam organisasi dan masyarakat.

 PEO 3 To produce postgraduates who are able to function in R&D research team and innovative industrial ventures.

Responsive to changing situations by continuously acquiring new knowledge and skills.

Responsif kepada perubahan situasi dengan memperoleh pengetahuan dan kemahiran baharu secara berterusan.

PEO 4 To produce postgraduates who are able to consistently perform their responsibilities ethically and professionally.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Graduates from this program are expected to have the following outcomes:


MEEM (Starting 20212022 semester 1)

According to MQF 2.0

PLO1 Attain advanced knowledge on theories, methods and applications To produce postgraduates who are able to generate new knowledge, idea and technique in computer and microelectronics control and mechatronic engineering field.

Attain new frontiers of knowledge to solve critical issues of a field in Mechatronics and Automatic Control Engineering.

(Knowledge and understanding)

 PLO2 Able to demonstrate proficiency in relevant analytical methods, simulations, and/or experiments to perform research.

Solve and manage complex problems critically using advanced and systematic approaches.

(Cognitive Skills)


Able to critically solve problems and apply engineering knowledge in design and development.


Master technical and scientific skills to solve problems in a field of Mechatronics and Automatic Control Engineering.

(Practical Skills)


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


Demonstrate effective collaboration with stakeholders professionally.

 (Interpersonal Skills)


Able to communicate, and express knowledge and ideas effectively.


Manage a broad range of information, media and technology to present ideas.

(Communication Skills)

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

Integrate digital technologies and software competently in providing solutions to problems.

(Digital Skills)



Evaluate numerical and graphical data critically using quantitative or qualitative tools in solving problems.

(Numeracy Skills)



Demonstrate leadership, autonomy, and responsibility in managing resources.

(Leadership, Autonomy and Responsibility)


 Engage in continuous learning or professional development.

(Personal Skills)


Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills with  relevant knowledge and expertise.

(Entrepreneurial Skills)


Demonstrate respectable ethical conducts and professionalism skills in an organization and society.

(Ethics and Professionalism Skills)

Program Structure

Compulsory courses (12 credits)

MKEM MEEM  (starting 20212022 semester 1)
MKEM1753 Advanced Instrumentation & Measurement MEEM1753   Advanced Instrumentation and Measurement
MKEM1833 Linear System Theory MEEM1703 Control Systems Engineering
MKEM1853 Discrete-Time Systems & Computer Control MEEM1713 Artificial Intelligence and Applications
MKEM1863 Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechatronic Systems MEEM1803 Embedded Control Systems


Elective courses* – Choose 5 courses (15 credits, may include 1 course from the other program)

MKEM MEEM  (starting 20212022 semester 1)
MKEM1713 Artificial Intelligence MEEM1783 Nonlinear and Robust Control Systems
MKEM1723 Advanced Process Control MEEM1763 System Identification and Adaptive Control
MKEM1733 Adaptive & Self-Tuning Control MEEM1723 Advanced Process Control
MKEM1743 Modelling & Simulation of Dynamical Systems MEEM1943 Model Predictive Control
MKEM1763 System Identification & Estimation MEEM1953 Linear Control System Design
MKEM1773 Multivariable and Optimal Control System MEEM1893 Embedded Systems for Innovative Product Design
MKEM1783 Nonlinear and Robust Control Systems MEEM1883 Autonomous Mobile Robotics
MKEM1823 Advanced Robotics MEEM1823 Advanced Robotics
MKEM1843 Advanced Digital Control MEEM1913 Mechatronic Design
MKEM1873 Real-Time Control System Design MEEM1923 Sensors and Actuators
MKEM1883 Autonomous Mobile Robotics MEEM1813 Smart Manufacturing
MKEM1893 Special Topic on Control Engineering MEEM1903 Rapid Prototyping and Simulation
MKEM1913 Mechatronic Designs MEEM1933 Cyber Physical System
MKEM1923 Sensors and Actuators MEEM1963 Deep Learning
MEEM1973 Intelligent Vision System


Masters Project (10 credits)

MKEM MEEM  (starting 20212022 semester 1)

Research Project Proposal

(4 credits)


Research Project Proposal

(4 credits)

MKEM1826 Research Project Thesis (6 credits) MEEM1826 Research Project Thesis (6 credits)


Other required courses (6 credits)
U*** ###3 Non-technical subject
MKEU 0013 Introduction to Research Methodology in Electrical Engineering


Please refer to the course synopses page for the course description.