Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Power)

Programme Code N/522/4/0052 (MQA/PA4908) (25/5/20-24/5/21)
Level of StudyDiploma
Mode of StudyFull Time
Duration2.5 Years
Graduating Credit97
Course Locationi-CATS Kuching
IntakesJanuary, March, and August


The Electrical Engineering (Power) programme at i-CATS seeks to combine excellence in academic and technical training with service to society. The goal of our academic programme in electrical 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 Electrical Engineering (Power) (DEP) is to produce a competent workforce in the field of electrical 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 electrical 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 Electrical Engineering (Power).

Year 1

  • Electrical Technology
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Mathematics I
  • Engineering Mathematics II
  • Electrical Workshop
  • English for Technical Report Writing
  • English for Business Communication at Workplace
  • Electrical Circuit Theory I
  • Digital Electronics
  • Engineering Skills and Laboratory I
  • Electrical Machine and Drives
  • Programmable Logic Controller
  • Pengajian Malaysia / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan / Kemahiran Membuat Keputusan
  • Ekologi Global dan Pembangunan Lestari

Year 2

  • Electrical Circuit Theory II
  • Engineering Skills and Laboratory II
  • Engineering Skills and Laboratory III
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Instrumentation and Control System
  • Electrical Power System I
  • Electrical Power System II
  • Electrical Power Engineering Project I
  • Electrical Power Engineering Project II
  • Engineering Design
  • Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
  • Technopreneurship
  • Power Electronics
  • Electrical Installation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Khidmat Masyarakat

Year 3:

  • Industrial Training