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The Mechanical Engineering programme at i-CATS seeks to combine excellence in academic and technical training with service to society. The goal of our academic programme in mechanical engineering is to provide students with a balance of intellectual and practical experiences that enable them to address a variety of societal needs.


The objective of our Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (DME) is to produce competent workforce in the field of mechanical engineering with a balance of excellent knowledge in both the theoretical and practical aspects. This is to ensure the adaptability of our graduates in fulfilling the ever demanding needs of the industries and society.

Career Opportunities

Our Diploma programme prepared students for admission into workforce as technicians and assistant engineers in mechanical engineering field. It is also aimed at equipping individuals with fundamental engineering background for the purpose of pursuing undergraduate study in engineering or other related disciplines.

Entry Requirements

i. SPM/SPMV or its equivalent with minimum 3 credits including Mathematics & 1 Science/ Technical subject & a pass in English;
ii. STPM or its equivalent with minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) and pass in Mathematics/ English & 1 Science/ Technical/ Vocational with related subject at SPM Level or its equivalent;
iii. Passed Malaysian Vocational and Technical Certificate (equivalent to MQF Level 3) with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.0 and one (1) year’s working experience in a related field or completed a one-semester Bridging Programme;
iv. UEC with Grade B in 3 subjects including Mathematics and 1 Science/Technical/Vocational subject and a pass in English;
v. O-Level or its equivalent with Grade C in 3 subjects including Mathematics & Science/Technical/Vocational subject & a pass in English;
vi. Completed/ Passed Skill Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 in related field with 1 credit in SPM & a pass in Mathematics & English subject with complete a one-semester Bridging Programme;
vii. Passed Certificate in Engineering/Engineering Technology (Level 3 MQF) with CGPA of 2.00;
viii. Passed related Certificate from Institut Kemahiran MARA (IKM) with CGPA of 2.00;
ix. SMU3/SMA/SMK/MA with average mark of 55 AND English Language Proficiency Requirement: IELTS with score of Band 5.0;
x. Any other equivalent qualification(s) recognized by the Malaysian Government.

English Proficiency Requirement for International Students
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500 or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Band of 5.0 or equivalent.


The minimum time for Full-time study to complete a module shall be 2.5 years (4 months OJT).

Programme Structure

Year 1, Semester 1
Technical English
Engineering Mathematics 1
Solid Mechanics 1
Engineering Drawing

Year 1, Semester 2
Engineering Mathematics 2
Solid Mechanics 2
Engineering Materials 1
Computer Application

Year 2, Semester 3
Thermodynamics 1
Fluid Dynamics
Electrical and Electronics Principles
Business English
Engineering Materials 2
Pengajian Islam / Pendidikan Moral

Year 2, Semester 4
Thermodynamics 2
Introduction to Occupational Safety & Health
Control System and Automation
Programmable Logic Control
Programming 1
MUET Coaching
Bahasa Kebangsaan A/B

Year 3, Semester 5
Final Year Project 1
Project Management
Business English
Manufacturing Engineering
Pengajian Malaysia

Year 3, Semester 6
Final Year Project 2
Quality Control
Fundamentals Of Maintenance Management
Industrial Training