Compare Top Engineering Degree Courses in Malaysia
Search for the best Engineering universities in Malaysia and use our Engineering Degree course comparison tool to compare fees and filter by location, intake and specialisation.
There are 30 colleges and universities offering 144 Engineering Degree Courses.
FAQs about Studying an Engineering Degree in Malaysia
Engineering is the application of science and maths to create sustainable solutions for societal challenges.
The field of engineering is extremely broad, covering multiple fields from application of electronics (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) to building roads and buildings (Civil Engineering). Almost every product that we have in the 21st century is the result of clever and innovative engineering!
A Degree in Engineering will equip you with the necessary practical skills and technical knowledge in your chosen specialisation.
To pursue a Degree in Engineering, the typical entry requirements are:
- A-Level: Minimum 2Es including Maths and a relevant Science subject; or
- STPM: Minimum 2Cs including Maths and a relevant Science subject; or
- Australian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 65; or
- Foundation: Minimum CGPA of 2.0; or
- Relevant Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 2.0
You may also need to have a pass in English at SPM, O-Level or equivalent.
That said, the entry requirements may vary depending on the university, so be sure to do your research!
To pursue a Degree in Engineering, you need to have an SPM qualification or equivalent and a Pre-U qualification. You must also meet the minimum entry requirements of the university.
A Degree in Engineering is usually 4 years long.
Upon completing a Degree in Engineering, you will have several options:
- Enter the workforce immediately; or
- Work and pursue your studies for professional exams at the same time to be a Chartered Engineer; or
- Pursue postgraduate studies in the relevant fields
The standard path upon completing your Engineering Degree is to become an engineer.
Depending on your specialisation, here are some of your career options:
- Automotive Engineer
- Oil & Gas Engineer
- Petroleum Engineer
- Process Engineer
- Project Engineer
- Safety Engineer
- Telecommunications Engineer
Different students may have different preferences when it comes to choosing the right university. Here are some questions to consider when making a decision.
- Is the institution’s Engineering course accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)?
- Is the institution’s Engineering Degree recognised by the Board of Engineers Malaysia?
- Do you understand the fees of the course, and are the costs affordable to you?
- Are you comfortable with the location of the university?
- Have you visited the campus, and do you like the campus environment and facilities?
- What support services does the institution have to help you in and beyond university?
If you’re not sure if studying a Degree in Engineering is right for you, here are some articles that may help you:
- Your Guide to an Engineering Course in Malaysia
- 5 Practical Tips When Applying for College
- The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best College Programme (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
You can also explore our list of course guides to see if other degrees speak louder to you.
If you are an SPM leaver and you’re deciding which Pre-University or Foundation course to study, check out our comprehensive pre-university course guides. Alternatively, take our Course Recommender Quiz and get suggestions on which pre-university course you should take!