Find & Compare Diploma in Engineering Courses in Malaysia

Gain practical, industry-relevant skills in the field of Engineering through a Diploma in Engineering course. Learn more about each institution’s Diploma in Engineering and find out which college / university fits you best.

  • Qualification
  • Campus
  • Intakes
  • Course Duration
  • Programmes Offered
  • Entry Requirements
  • Total Estimated Fees
  • Scholarships
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  • Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
  • Intakes
    Feb, Jun, Sep
  • Entry Requirements
    3 Cs (incl. Math, one Science subject & a pass in English)
  • Qualification
    Diploma in Engineering
  • Campus
    Putrajaya
  • Intakes
    Feb, Jun, Sep
  • Course Duration
    30 months
  • Programmes Offered
    Electrical Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Entry Requirements
    3 Cs (incl. Math, one Science subject & a pass in English)
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM32,380
  • Scholarships
    8 (A+/A/A-): 100% waiver
    7 (A+/A/A-): 75% waiver
    6 (A+/A/A-): 50% waiver
    5 (A+/A/A-): 25% waiver
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  • INTI International University
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr, May, Aug Nilai: May
    Other campuses: Apr
  • Entry Requirements
    3 Cs (incl. Math, one Science subject & a pass in English)
  • Qualification
    Diploma in Engineering
  • Campus
    Nilai
    Penang
    Subang Jaya
    Civil Engineering: Nilai
    Electrical & Electronic Engineering: Penang
    Mechanical Engineering: Nilai, Penang & Subang Jaya
  • Intakes
    Jan, Apr, May, Aug Nilai: May
    Other campuses: Apr
  • Course Duration
    36 months Electrical & Electronic Engineering: 30 months
  • Programmes Offered
    Civil Engineering
    Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Entry Requirements
    3 Cs (incl. Math, one Science subject & a pass in English)
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM31,640 - RM41,490 Civil Engineering: RM41,490
    Electrical & Electronic Engineering: RM34,370
    Mechanical Engineering: RM41,490 (Nilai), RM34,388 (Penang), RM31,640 (Subang Jaya)
  • Scholarships
    10 (A+/A) with min. 8 A+: 100% waiver
    10 (A+/A): 80% waiver
    9 (A+/A): 75% waiver
    8 (A+/A): 50% waiver
    7 (A+/A): 50% waiver
    6 (A+/A): 30% waiver
    5 (A+/A): 30% waiver
    4 (A+/A): 20% waiver
    3 (A+/A): 20% waiver
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  • Infrastructure University KL
  • Intakes
    Jan, Mar, Jun, Sep Geomatic Engineering: Jun, Sep
    Mechanical Engineering: Jan, Mar, Jun, Sep
    Others: Mar, Jun, Sep
  • Entry Requirements
    3 Cs (incl. Math, one Science subject & a pass in English)
  • Qualification
    Diploma in Engineering
  • Campus
    Kajang, Selangor
  • Intakes
    Jan, Mar, Jun, Sep Geomatic Engineering: Jun, Sep
    Mechanical Engineering: Jan, Mar, Jun, Sep
    Others: Mar, Jun, Sep
  • Course Duration
    30 months Geomatic Engineering: 36 months
  • Programmes Offered
    Automotive Engineering
    Civil Engineering
    Electrical & Electronics Engineering
    Geomatic Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    Software Engineering
  • Entry Requirements
    3 Cs (incl. Math, one Science subject & a pass in English)
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM26,563 - RM29,563 Automotive Engineering: RM29,003
    Civil Engineering: RM29,563
    Electrical & Electronics Engineering: RM27,603
    Geomatic Engineering: RM28,553
    Mechanical Engineering: RM28,443
    Software Engineering: RM26,563
  • Scholarships
    8 (A+/A/A-): 100% waiver
    7 (A+/A/A-): 50% waiver
    6 (A+/A/A-): 50% waiver
    5 (A+/A/A-): 50% waiver
    Awarded for first semester only
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  • Nilai University
  • Intakes
  • Entry Requirements
    3 Cs (incl. Math, one Science subject & a pass in English)
  • Qualification
    Diploma in Engineering
  • Campus
    Nilai, Negeri Sembilan
  • Intakes
  • Course Duration
    30 months
  • Programmes Offered
    Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
    Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    Mechatronic Engineering
  • Entry Requirements
    3 Cs (incl. Math, one Science subject & a pass in English)
  • Total Estimated Fees
    RM37,570 - RM52,350 Aircraft Maintenance Engineering: RM52,350
    Other Courses: RM37,570
  • Scholarships
    9(A+/A): 100% waiver
    8(A+/A): 20% waiver
    7(A+/A): 17% waiver
    6(A+/A): 15% waiver
    5(A+/A): 13% waiver

FAQs about Studying Diploma in Engineering in Malaysia

What is Engineering?

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 the 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 Diploma in Engineering will equip you with the basic hands-on skills and technical knowledge needed in this field.

What are the minimum entry requirements for a Diploma in Engineering?

A Diploma in Engineering requires at least 3Cs at SPM, O-Level or equivalent, including in Mathematics, English and 1 relevant science subject.

That said, the entry requirements may vary depending on the university, so be sure to do your research!

What is your education pathway if you study a Diploma in Engineering?

To pursue a Diploma in Engineering, you need to have an SPM qualification or equivalent.

A Diploma in Engineering is usually 2.5 to 3 years long.

Upon completing a Diploma in Engineering, you will have several options:

  • Enter the workforce immediately; or
  • Pursue a Degree in Engineering, entering in Year 2. Upon completion of your degree, you can work and pursue professional exams at the same time to be a Chartered Engineer.

What are your career prospects with a Diploma in Engineering?

Once you have completed your Engineering Diploma, you will be able to start off as an assistant engineer or engineering technician. In order to be an engineer, you may be required to further your studies to a degree.

Depending on your specialisation, here are some of the engineering fields you can work in:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineering

What should you consider when choosing a college or university?

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 courses accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)?
  • Do you understand the fees of the course, and are the costs affordable to you?
  • Are you comfortable with the location of the college or 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 college / university?

Should you study a Diploma in Engineering?

Not sure if studying a Diploma in Engineering is right for you? Here are some articles that may help you:

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