Top 5 Private Universities in Malaysia for Engineering 2019



Is Bachelor of Engineering a right degree for me?


The field of engineering is vast and expanding increasingly over the course of time. Many students initially decide that they want to study engineering however often change the course of the career midway. This is usually because of 2 factors: whether you know about the key qualities to become an engineer and whether your university was able to deliver up to your expectations.


The list of key qualities one must consider when deciding to step foot in the field of engineering is:


  • Being inquisitive and interested in the physical world and the functionality behind it,
  • Good mathematical and problem-solving skills and
  • An interest in technology and new developments.


Engineering in today’s world expects you work with the technology of today and conceptualise and prepare yourself for the next big innovation. These 3 qualities are very useful when deciding whether Engineering is for you or not but the institute you choose is the biggest deciding factor for your academic venture.


“Engineering is the closest thing to magic that exists in the world” Elon Musk


Overview of Engineering Majors


Majors
Definition
Electrical & Electronic
Electrical Engineering contains research, design, development and management of complex orders for many different uses. Think about the electricity wires that connect your room to the power grid.
Mechanical
Any design you can dream of can be brought to reality by a mechanical engineer. The use of mechanical power to operate machines and tools, and to develop things. Anything from a water heater to cars to computers to cell phones.
Civil
Civil engineers design, develop, manage, operate and maintain the infrastructure that supports modern society. This includes buildings, bridges, tunnels, roads, dams, ports and harbours, railways, water supply and sewerage schemes, irrigation systems and more.
Telecommunication
Telecommunication engineer explores how information is transmitted from one point to another, whether that's an image file, or massive high-resolution YouTube video flying across the Internet.
Mechatronic
Think about the Iron-man from the movie, Mechatronic engineer specialised in the development of autonomous systems such as self-operating robots, including vehicles, as well as a thorough knowledge of industrial automation.

Chemical
Chemical engineers design, develop and optimise the systems and equipment used in chemical, industrial and environmental processes, producing a range of materials, like fuels, fertilisers, foods, polymers and pharmaceuticals.
Petroleum
Petroleum engineers use the knowledge of chemistry, geology and economics to the discovery, development and production of energy and material resources below the Earth's surface.
Biomedical
Biomedical engineers use engineering analysis and techniques to problems in medicine and life sciences. They bridge the gap between clinical medicine and the increasingly complex world of medical technologies.
Renewable Energy
This degree explores the most efficient ways to make use of renewable energy technologies, including solar thermal systems, photovoltaics, wind and biomass.
Photovoltaics & Solar
Photovoltaic engineering uses solar radiation to create energy. It studies the manufacture and use of solar cells, which capture and convert sunlight to electricity that can power virtually anything electrical. As a renewable and sustainable energy source, solar energy is unlimited and a vital industry for humanity's future.
Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering
Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering studies the safe, economic and environmentally responsible recovery, processing, marketing and management of mineral resources. In simple terms, Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering is about the extraction of natural minerals from the earth and the processing of those minerals into more user-friendly forms with minimal environmental impact.
Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace engineers focus on the science and practice of air and space travel; the design, development, testing and production of aerospace vehicles; the maintenance and operation of air-vehicle; and aerospace research.


Here are the top 5 universities in Malaysia for the field of Engineering:


UCSI University



UCSI University is one of Malaysia’s first private universities with more than 10, 000 students from 110 different countries. Some of the factors that make UCSI a great institute is their academic staff who are highly experienced and sought after. Through their experience they are able to give students a learning experience which heavily based on industrial application.UCSI offers student mobility for all its engineering courses to be completed in partner universities in Australia. UCSI offer many different levels of certification including foundation, diploma and degree in Engineering as well as many different majors such as:


Programs
Duration
Fees*
Foundation in Science
1 year
RM 18,000
Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
2.5 years
RM 32,000
BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
4 years
RM 77,6100
BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering
RM 71,210
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
RM 75,110
BEng (Hons) Communication and Electronic Engineering
RM 75,370
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
RM 73,540
BEng (Hons) Mechatronic Engineering
RM 73,290
BEng (Hons) Petroleum Engineering
RM 79,170


Asia Pacific University



Asia Pacific University Degrees are accredited and recognized under the Washington Accord. APU aims to turn their students into global leaders and practitioners of their respective fields. APU has received a 5 Star SETARA rating and is known as one of the highest rated emerging universities. APU provides excellent resources and enables students to be equipped with industry-ready skills and a high-spirited attitude.


Programs
Duration
Fees*
APU Foundation in Engineering
1 year
RM 24,800
APIIT - Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
2.5 years
RM 36,500
BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
4 years
RM 98,900
BEng (Hons) Telecommunication Engineering
BEng (Hons) Computer Engineering
BEng (Hons) Mechatronic Engineering
BEng (Hons) Petroleum Engineering


University of Nottingham



University of Nottingham is known for its faculty of engineering as one of the strongest faculties of the institute. They want to give their students the excellence, strength and boldness to battle in well-known global companies and organisations. At Nottingham, the faculty of engineering recognizes the importance of engineering solutions and more importantly the right skills that students must acquire to become those who can apply new knowledge to new products and new processes. Nottingham offers 4 departments under the faculty of Engineering:


Programs
Duration
Fees*
Foundation in Engineering
1 year
RM 28,500
BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering
3 years
RM 142,500
BEng (Hons) Chemical & Environmental Engineering
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
BEng (Hons) Mechatronic Engineering
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering


Taylors University


Taylors University has various accolades to its name as one of the top private universities in Malaysia. It is the first engineering school in Southeast Asia to adopt the CDIO initiative and register with the Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GSCP), allowing them to use these approaches in their teaching and build graduates that are able to meet the real-world demands. Taylors focuses on practical learning for all their students and pushes them towards project-based learning to explore their passion in their specialised field of engineering. Taylors has 3 major departments in the field of Engineering:


Programs
Duration
Fees*
Foundation in Engineering
1 year
RM 24,500
BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering
4 years
RM 135,200
BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering


Heriot-Watt University



Heriot-Watt is a globally recognised university with campuses in Dubai, Malaysia and the UK. They are ranked 302nd worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2018/19) and 35th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2019). When you join Heriot-Watt you become part of a global family. They have over 116,000 alumni worldwide. Heriot-Watt Malaysia offers 3 departments under the faculty of Engineering:


Programs
Duration
Fees*
Foundation in Science
1 year
RM 25,833
BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering
3 years
RM 129,840
BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
BEng (Hons) Petroleum Engineering
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering


Engineering Degree Intakes and Fees*


Universities
Intakes
Indicative annual Fees**
UCSI University
January, May and September
RM 17,750- 19,750 (depending on major)
Asia Pacific University
Feb, April and September
RM 22, 800
Nottingham University
September, Feb and May
RM 47,500
Taylors University
April and August
RM 33,800
Heriot-Watt University
September
RM 43,280

*Disclaimer: The program and Fees* listed are provided as a general guide only, the information was captured from the internet. Please consult with our education adviser for further assessment.


For the best Engineering Universities in Australia, check this out :Top-10-Universities-for-Engineering-in-Australia


How is life studying in Malaysia for an international student?


Student life in Malaysia can be very exciting and fun, especially because of the low-cost of living and expenses. With several universities to choose from, students in Malaysia can find the some of the cheapest private universities that offer excellent facilities and accreditation from various institutions abroad.


Learn more about why Malaysia is the study destination for you: 10 reasons for studying in Malaysia

 






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