Postgraduate
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Sessi-Semester: 20132014-02

 

M.Eng (Electrical) by Taught Course

Areas of Research/Studies

 

Graduate students can pursue a full-time or part-time coursework programme for Master of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering with a major in five main areas as listed below:

  1. M Eng (Electrical - Electronics & Telecommunications) (Taughtcourse)
  2. M.Eng (Electrical - Power) (Taughtcourse)
  3. M.Eng (Electrical - Mechatronics & Automatic Control) (Taughtcourse)
  4. Master. Eng (Electrical - Microelectronic & Computer System) (Taughtcourse)

Degrees granted:  M.Eng (Electrical – Mechatronics & Automatic Control); M.Eng (Electrical – Electronics & Telecommunications); M.Eng (Electrical – Power); M.Eng (Communications Eng.); M.Eng (Computer & Microelectronics System).

Program Structure. Graduate students can pursue a full-time or part-time taught course program. The full-time study requires a minimum duration of three semesters, while the part-time program takes, at least, four normal semesters and one 8-week short semester (about two years). The University’s Main Campus in Skudai offers only full-time coursework programs (Perdana Programs), while the part-time coursework programs (Off-campus Programs) are only available at the University’s City Campus in Kuala Lumpur or other centers.

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 38 to 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 and distance learning, 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. Total mark for each taught module will be 100%. The following table shows the mapping between score, grade, and grade point received.

 

Score

Grade

Grade Point

90 - 100

A+

4.00

80 - 89

A

4.00

75 - 79

A-

3.67

70 - 74

B+

3.33

65 - 69

B

3.00

60 - 64

B-

2.67

55 - 59

C+

2.33

50 - 54

C

2.00

45 - 49

C-

1.67

40 - 44

D+

1.33

35 - 39

D

1.00

30 – 34

D-

0.67

0 – 29

E

0

Passing mark for each taught module is 60% or equivalently B-. 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 41 credits and achieve a final academic grade point of at least 3.0 CGPA. The following table shows the academic standing and students’ status.


Academic Standing

CGPA

Students’ Status

KB – Good Pass

>= 3.00

proceed to next semester and eligible to graduate upon completing 41 credits

KS – Conditional Pass

2.67 <= CGPA < 3.00

Proceed to next semester but not entitle to degree conferment upon completing 41 credits

KG - Fail

< 2.67

Dismissal of student status

Students may also register a module under HS (attendance only). In order for this module to appear in the transcript, students’ attendance must be at least 80%.

Master Project.  Another requirement towards the conferment of the Masters degree is that each student must undertake the master project. This 1 year project will be supervised by a Graduate faculty lecturer of the University. Towards the end of the 1st semester, students will present a short presentation regarding the project. At the end of the work, a comprehensive project report/thesis must be submitted. This project may take one of two forms:  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. 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.

 

Full-time Programmes - On-campus


At the University’s main campus in Skudai, only full-time coursework programme is offerred. The full-time programme requires a nominal duration of one and half years (18 months), which consists of three 14 week normal semester and one 8-week short semester. Students are assessed through examinations and assignments, while the project assessment is through seminars and a project report.

 

Part-time Programmes - Off-campus


Part-time Masters by taughtcourse prgrammes are available at the University’s branch campus/ centers in Kuala Lumpur, Pulau Penang, and Kulim. The part-time programme takes two years of study or at least 4½ semesters (i.e. four 15-week and one 8-week semesters). Part-time coursework involves modular teaching and learning, with lectures being delivered on weekends.

KL = Kuala Lumpur; Kul = Kulim; PP = Pulau Pinang; JB = Johor Bahru (Main Campus)

 

Course Contents


1) M.Eng. (Electrical - Electronics & Telecommunications)


Faculty Compulsory Modules (4 modules)
Advanced Microprocessor Systems,Communications & Computer Networks, CAD for Electronic Design, Advanced Digital Communications.

MEL Electives (4 select modules)
Advanced Digital Signal Processing, Image Processing, Advanced Computer Architecture, Special Topic in Electronic Engineering, Broadband Multimedia Networks, Optical Communications, Network Performance and Modeling, Wireless Communication Systems, Integrated Circuit Testing, Speech Processing, Software Engineering, Random Process, VLSI Circuit and Design, Nanoelectronic Devices, RF/Microwave & Antenna Design, Satelline Communication, Special Topic in Telecommunication Engineering, Advanced Communication Electronics.

Faculty Free Electives (2 select modules)
Any two modules from MEH/MEG/MEL/MEM/MEP electives

University Compulsory Subjects (1 select module)
Development & Global Issues Seminar, Philosophy of Science and Social Development.

Masters Research Project (8 Credits)
Research Project Proposal, Project Thesis.

On-campus
Click here to view the course schedule in PDF for the new 3-credit system

Off-campus
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2) M.Eng. (Electrical - Power)

Faculty Compulsory Modules (4 modules)
Power System Devices and Apparatus, Power Electronic System, Power System Analysis and Computational Method, High Voltage Insulation and Coordination

MEP Electives (4 select modules)
Electronic Power Conversion, Alternative Ebergy Technology System, Integrated Resource Planning in Energy Sector, Power System Control, Electrical Drives, Lighting Protection and Grounding System, Power Quality, SPecial Topic in Electrical Engineering, Power Transmission and Security.

Faculty Free Electives (2 select modules)
Any two modules from MEH/MEG/MEL/MEM/MEP electives

University Compulsory Subjects (1 select module)
Development & Global Issues Seminar, Philosophy of Science and Social Development.

Masters Research Project (8 Credits)
Research Project Proposal, Project Thesis.

On-campus
Click here to view the course schedule in PDF for the new 3-credit system

Off-campus
Click here to view the course schedule in PDF for the new 3-credit system

 

3) M.Eng. (Electrical - Mechatronis & Automatic Control)

Faculty Compulsory Modules (4 modules)
Linear System Theory, Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechatronic Systems, Discrete-Time Systems and Computer Control, Advanced Instrumentation and Measurement.

MEM Electives (4 select modules)
Advanced Process Control, Modeling and Simulation of Dynamical Systems, Advanced Digital Control, Advanced Robotics, System Identification and Estimation, Artificial Intelligence, Adaptive and Self-Tuning Control, Autonomous Mobile Robotics, Real-Time Control System Design, Nonlinear and Robust Control Systems, Multivariable and Optimal Control System.

Faculty Free Electives (2 select modules)
Any two modules from MEH/MEG/MEL/MEM/MEP electives.

University Compulsory Subjects (1 select module)
Development & Global Issues Seminar, Philosophy of Science and Social Development.

Masters Research Project (8 Credits)
Research Project Proposal, Project Thesis.

On-campus
Click here to view the course schedule in PDF for the new 3-credit system

Off-campus
Click here to view the course schedule in PDF for the new 3-credit system

 

4) M. Eng. (Electrical - Microelectronics & Computer System)

Faculty Compulsory Modules (4 modules)
Advanced Microprocessor System, Advanced Digital System Design, Analog CMOS Design, Nanoelectronic Devices, Research Project

MEH Electives (4 select modules)
Advanced Digital Signal Processing, Image Processing, Advanced Computer Architecture, Special Topic in Electronic Engineering, VLSI Circuits & Design, Integrated Circuit Testing, Randon Process, Software Engineering, Speech Processing

Faculty Free Electives (2 select modules)
Any two modules from MEH/MEG/MEL/MEM/MEP electives.

University Compulsory Subjects (1 select module)
Development & Global Issues Seminar, Philosophy of Science and Social Development.

Masters Research Project (8 Credits)
Research Project Proposal, Project Report.

On-campus
Click here to view the course schedule in PDF for the new 3-credit system

Off-campus
Click here to view the course schedule in PDF for the new 3-credit system