Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.)

Electronics Majoring in Optical Engineering

Reg. No. : (R2/523/6/0296) 05/22 (MQA/FA4862)

The programme focuses on the design and development of the photonics and optoelectronic devices for the optical communication, solar cell, solid-state lighting, display, optical fibre and waveguide industries. It was designed in response to the increasing market demand for local and global photonics and optoelectronics manufacturing activities, which will continue to increase and may become an important industry supported by Malaysian expertise and infrastructure in the electronics packaging industry.

In course of the four years of the programme, students will learn from basic electronics, digital logic design, microcontroller/processors, computer programming language, circuit and signal analysis to computer networking and data communications. In addition, students will also gain knowledge in specialised subject related to the optical engineering such as the laser technology, optical waveguides, optoelectronics devices, optical communications systems, optical metrology and testing, fabrication and packaging technology, optical signal processing, solid-state lighting and photovoltaic devices and systems. Other subjects include mathematics, economics, accounting and Malaysian law. The optical engineering programme is also designed to provide students with opportunities to undergo practical training in the industry and to obtain research experience through graduation projects.

Programme Educational Objectives

  • Graduates assume a technical or managerial leadership role in electronics engineering specialised in optical engineering or in any field benefitting from their engineering knowledge.
  • Graduates embrace life-long learning through advanced study, training, or professional membership.
  • Graduates are committed to professional ethics, sustainability, and appreciation of social values in their chosen fields.

Programme Outcomes

  • Acquire and apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering fundamentals to solve complex engineering problems.
  • Acquire technical competencies in a specialised engineering discipline to solve complex engineering problems.
  • Identify and analyse complex engineering problems to reach substantiated conclusions using fundamental principles of mathematics, science and engineering.
  • Design solutions for complex engineering problems that meet specified needs with appropriate considerations for public health and safety, society and the environment.
  • Conduct research-based investigations into complex engineering problems to reach valid conclusions.
  • Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools to complex engineering activities.
  • Apply appropriate reasoning to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues that are relevant to professional engineering practice.
  • Understand the impact to sustainability, society and the environment in the design and development of professional engineering solutions.
  • Apply and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities in engineering practice.
  • Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities in both oral and written forms.
  • Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader of a team in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Recognise the need for, and acquire the ability to engage in life-long learning amidst change.
  • Demonstrate engineering and management principles, as a member and leader of a team, in managing projects in multidisciplinary environments.

Entry Requirements

Either of the following:
  • Pass Foundation in related field from a recognized institution;
  • Pass A Level or its equivalent with 3 Principals inclusive of Mathematics and Physics;
  • Pass Diploma in related field from recognized institution.


  • A minimum score of 5.0 for IELTS or its equivalent
Either of the following:
  • Pass Foundation /Matriculation in related field from a recognised institution
  • Pass STPM / A Level or its equivalent with 3 principals inclusive of Mathematics and Physics
  • Pass UEC with minimum of grade B in at least five (5) subjects inclusive of Mathematics and Physics
  • Pass Diploma in related field from recognised institution

Programme Availability

Cyberjaya Campus