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Electrical power engineering is a huge industry all over the world, where the development of new power sources such as hydro and solar generated power contribute to a country’s rapid industrialization. This has created considerable demand for expertise in the field. i-CATS plans to meet this demand by offering Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Power) program. The program is to prepare the graduate to work competently in the area of electrical installation, power transmission and distribution, as well as power system operation and protection.

Programme Aims

The Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Power) graduates from Kolej Antarabangsa Teknologi Lanjutan Sarawak will produce semi-professional workers who are competent and able to apply engineering knowledge, hands-on skills, communication skills and able to perform troubleshooting and maintenance in electrical power engineering fields.

Career Opportunities

This program is suitable for those who intend to work in industries such as power generation, marine and offshore, transportation, manufacturing, etc. Many industries require specialists in electrical/power engineering to carry out electrical work such as installation, maintenance, operation, inspection and testing.

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.

Note: 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
Electrical Technology
Engineering Science
Mathematics I
Electrical Workshop
Pengajian Malaysia 2
English for Technical Report Writing

Year 1, Semester 2
Electrical Circuit Theory I
Digital Electronics
Mathematics II
Engineering Skills and Laboratory I
Bahasa Kebangsaan / Kemahiran Membuat Keputusan

Year 2, Semester 3
English for Business Communication at Workplace
Electrical Circuit Theory II
Electrical Machines and Drives
Programmable Logic Controller
Engineering Skills and Laboratory II
Instrumentation and Control System
Ekologi Global dan Pembangunan Lestari
Engineering Skills and Laboratory II

Year 2, Semester 4
Electrical Power System I
Project I
Power Electronics
Engineering Skills and Laboratory III
Engineering Design
Khidmat Masyarakat
Introduction to Programming

Year 3, Semester 5
Electrical Power System II
Project II
Electrical Installation
Renewable Energy
Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health

Year 3, Semester 6
Industrial Training