Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Programme Code R2/521/4/0090 (A6102) (21/6/20-20/6/25)
Level of StudyDiploma
Mode of StudyFull Time
Duration2.5 Years
Graduating Credit97
Locationi-CATS Kuching
IntakesJanuary, March, and August


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

Entry Requirements

  • Passed SPM/SPMV or its equivalent with minimum 3 credits including Mathematics & 1 Science/Technical subject & a pass in English; OR
  • Passed STPM or its equivalent with minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) and passed SPM with credit in Mathematics & Science subject and a pass in English at SPM level or its equivalent; OR
  • Completed Certificate in Engineering/Engineering Technology (Level 3, MQF) with CGPA 2.00; OR
  • Passed Skill Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 in related field / Passed Malaysian Vocational and Technical Certificate (equivalent to MQF Level 3) with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.0 AND passed SPM with a minimum of 1 credit in SPM and a pass in Mathematics & English at SPM level or its equivalent AND One (1) year’s working experience in a related field or completed a one-semester Bridging Programme; OR
  • Passed UEC with Grade B in 3 subjects including Mathematics and 1 Science/Technical/Vocational subject and a pass in English; OR
  • SMU3/SMA/SMK/MA with average mark of 55 AND English Language Proficiency Requirement: IELTS with score of Band 5.0; OR

Any other equivalent qualification(s) recognized by the Malaysian Government.

Programme Structure

Students must complete a total of 97 credits in order to be awarded the Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

Year 1

  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Solid Mechanics 1
  • Solid Mechanics 2
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Engineering Drawing
  • English for Technical Report Writing
  • Engineering Materials 1
  • Renewable Energy
  • Mechanical Workshop Practice
  • Pengajian Malaysia / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan / Kemahiran Membuat Keputusan

 Year 2

  • Thermodynamics 1
  • Thermodynamics 2
  • Engineering Materials 2
  • Fluids Dynamics
  • Electrical & Electronic Principles
  • English for Business Communication at Workplace
  • Introduction to Occupational Safety & Health
  • Programmable Logic Control
  • Structured Programming in C
  • Control Systems
  • Quality Control
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Fundamentals of Maintenance Management
  • Technopreneurship
  • Final Year Project 1
  • Final Year Project 2
  • Ekologi Global dan Pembangunan Lestari
  • Khidmat Masyarakat

Year 3:

  • Industrial Training