Why Engineering

"Be at the forefront of the engineering world"

In the modern world we live in, it is easy to see how complexities give rise to challenges, day by day. It is also remarkable to see how engineering marvels are created as solution to those challenges. Engineers create the reality we live in today, by addressing complex technical problems and enhancing our quality of life through the advancement of science and technology. Creativity and problemsolving are at the heart of every engineering industry, and with such a pivotal role to play, qualified and skilled engineers are in escalating demand and will remain to be throughout the world.

Engineering programmes at KDU are driven by a design-centric curriculum, training students to hone their complex problemsolving skills. Students are equipped with everything necessary to adapt to rapid changes in the engineering field with high ethical and professional standards while demonstrating stellar communication and leadership skills. Not only that, students also gain valuable hands-on experience by participating in real-world projects, and have the opportunity to become a research assistant at an undergraduate level through our undergraduate research programme.

Our programmes adhere to the strict standards set by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). KDU is also the only university college that has a double specialisation, in its Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic, for BEM registration.

Hand-on learning and real world experience is crucial in ensuring our students, as future engineers, stay current and remain relevant when they begin their career. Actively engaging industry experts and exposing students to real-life practices, as well as development of real-life projects are some of the ways we ensure our students set themselves apart and are more grounded from their exposure to the different challenges faced in the industry.  Engineering programmes at KDU emphasise on Design Centric Curriculum (DCC), with Design Thinking as the grounding principle of teaching and learning. Students are required to engage in design assignments, Capstone projects and Problem-Based Learning (PBL) to develop their skills in design, complex problem-solving, project management, team work, lifelong learning and complex communication. 
Industry Advisory Panel 
 Our Industry Advisory Panel is made up of various industry professionals and engineers, who provide valuable industry insights to enhance our curriculum and students’ learning. Panel members include those from ABB Malaysia, ProvenPac and YTL Construction, just to name a few. 
Final Year Project Collaboration 
 Our students are required to complete Final Year engineering projects, which are collaborations with the industry, based on real-world challenges posed by selected organisations. These projects challenge and test students’ skill and creativity in solving complex, real- world problems. 
Industrial Visits 
 Students are provided with exposure to real world work environment and processes through industrial visits to various plants, sites and organisations, such as MRT construction sites, Energy Commission of Malaysia, MEASAT Satellite Systems and Fraser and Neave, just to name a few. 
Young Professional Experience 
 Through the Young Professional Experience sharing sessions, our engineering students are able to gain insights on various engineering industries and learn more about the experiences of young engineers, some of whom include Mr. Loo Ping Yew (R. Stahl Engineering & Manufacturing), and Chin Ze Wei (Schneider Electric). 
Industrial Training  
 Industrial training not only enables our students to brush up on their engineering knowledge and skills, but also strengthens their communication skills and emotional quotient. Some organisations our students have been trained at include Sarawak Energy, Panasonic Malaysia YTL Construction, OCK Setia Engineering, Daikin Malaysia and Clipsal Manufacturing, just to name a few.