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Computer Engineering is an engineering discipline that is growing rapidly and in importance in the age of computing platform. Computer platforms are terms used to define the eras of computer and its applications. The computer era started in the 1950's with mainframe computers which were then replaced with servers in the 1980's. The current computing platform that we live in had started in the 2010's is defined as an interaction between mobile computing, social media, cloud computing, big data analytics and Internet-of-Things. In the current computing era, Computer Engineering contribution is not limited to areas with applications such as computer systems and telecommunication system, but it can also be extended into areas of applications such as in mobile computing, manufacturing, medicine, information technology and many more. Unlike other engineering disciplines, Computer Engineering is very dynamic and becoming more pervasive in the world.


Computer engineers are involved in the design, building, testing and development of high technology devices ranging from the most powerful supercomputers to the smallest, most energy efficient microprocessors and microcontrollers used in systems with applications in areas such as social media search engines, data farms, cloud computing systems, virtual reality systems, massively parallel online systems which are used in gaming systems and large data processing systems. In addition to the previously mentioned application areas, Computer engineers also contribute in the automation for electromechanical systems and electronic control systems applied in process plants, automotive industry, aerospace, and even maintenance through new technologies such as Internet-of-Things and robotics. In other words, Computer engineers are in high demand in various fields in the current and future workplace.

The Bachelor of Computer Engineering with Honours programme at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS emphasises on a strong foundation in physics, mathematics, and programming skills, followed by a thorough coverage of basic electrical and electronic engineering courses such as electrical technology, analogue electronics, digital electronics, microprocessor, and computer architectures. At higher levels, students are exposed to data and computer networking, operating systems, embedded systems, big data analytics and parallel and distributed computing. In the final year, students have the opportunity to major in one of these selected areas of their interest:


  • Scalable Computing
  • Wireless Communication


Programme Educational Objectives
  • Engineers who are competent with the potential to become leaders in Computer Industries.
  • Engineers who are committed to sustainable development of Computer Industries for the betterment of society and nation.


Programme Outcomes
To produce graduates with the following outcomes:
  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals and engineering specialisation to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • Identify, formulate, conduct research literature and analyse complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  • Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Conduct investigation of complex engineering problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.
  • Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to evaluate complex engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations.
  • Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solutions to complex engineering problems.
  • Evaluate sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solutions of complex engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts.
  • Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
  • Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.
  • Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and society.
  • Apply knowledge of engineering management principles and economic decision making in one's own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Graduation Requirements
In order to graduate with the Bachelor of Computer Engineering with Honours, students are required to obtain a minimum of 145 credit hours and a minimum CGPA of 2.00
Summary of Courses Required for Graduation
Course Group (G) Number of Credit Hours
NR - National Requirement 14
UR - University Requirement 9
CC- Core Common 29
CD - Core Discipline 70
CI - Core Industrial Internship 14
CSp - Core Specialisation 9

Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Computer Engineering​ with Honours

SEMESTER 1 ​ ​ ​ SEMESTER 2 ​ ​ ​ SEMESTER 3 ​ ​ ​



TITAS (Local)

BM Komunikasi 2 (International)

3NRCDB2012Health, Safety & Environment2CCLDB1042Academic Writing2UR
MPU3113 MPU3173Ethnic Relationship
Malaysian Studies 3 (Int)
3NRKXXxxx1Co Curriculum I1URFDM2043Computational Methods3CC
FDM1023Ordinary Differential Equations3CCFDM1033Vector Calculus3CCTDB1013Discrete Mathematics3CC
PDB1012Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry & Sustainable Development2UREDB1034Digital Electronics4CDTDB1023Algorithm and Data Structures3CC
EDB1603Electrical Technology3CDEDB1023Structured Programming and Interfacing3CDTDM2153Object Oriented Programming3CC
Credit Hours 14   Credit Hours 13   Credit Hours 14  
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
SEMESTER 4 ​ ​ ​ SEMESTER 5 ​ ​ ​ SEMESTER 6 ​ ​ ​
MPU 2One (1) U2 Course3NRMPU 3One (1) U3 Course3NR

MPU 4/


Community Engagement Project2NR
HDB2033Professional Communication Skills3URKXXxxx1 Co Curriculum II1URMDB3053Engineering Team Project3CC
EDB3603Linear Algebra and Matrix Methods3CDEDB2701Lab 1:  Large Data Store and Access1CDGDB2033Introduction To Management3CC
EDB2053Probability and Random Processes3CDEDB2043Communication Systems3CDEDB3701Lab 2:  Visualization and Analytics of Large Data Sets1CD
EDB2063Microprocessor 3CDEDB2603Digital Signal and System Analysis3CDTDB2043Operating System3CC
    EDB1053Microelectronics Devices and Physics3CDEDB2033Analogue Electronics3CD
Credit Hours 15   Credit Hours 14   Credit Hours 15  


EDB3711Lab3:  Measure and Optimize Performance in Large Data Stores1CDIDB3037Student Industrial Training (SIT)7CIIDB3047Student Industrial Project (SIP)​7​CI
EDB3613Embedded Systems3CD      
EDB2013Electromagnetics Theory3CD
TDB2163Software Engineering3CD      
EDB2613Instrumentation and Control3CD
Credit Hours 13   Credit Hours 7   Credit Hours 7  
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
SEMESTER 8 ​ ​ ​ SEMESTER 9 ​ ​ ​ SEMESTER 10 ​ ​ ​
EDB3023Data and Computer Network3CDGDB3023Engineering Economics & Entrepreneurship3CCVDB4053Engineers in Society3CC
EDB4033Computer System Architecture3CDEDB4012Final Year Project I2CDEDB4044Final Year Project II4CD
EDB4703System Integration Design Project (SIDP)3CDEDB4603Distributed and Parallel Computing3CDEDB4XX3Core Specialisation III3CSp
EDB4XX3Core Specialisation I3CSpEDB4XX3Core Specialisation II3CSp
Credit Hours 12   Credit Hours 11   Credit Hours 10  
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Total Credit Hours : 145 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​


Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses
​Students are required to choose any of the following sets of Core Specialisation’s areas (set A or B) for Core Specialisation Elective I, II and III.

A.  Scalable Computing ​ ​ ​ ​
NoCodeCourse NameCrG
1EDB4613Scalable Architectures3Csp
2EDB4623Big Data Analytics3Csp
3EDB4633Computing security3Csp
  ​ ​ ​ ​
B.  Wireless Communications ​ ​ ​ ​
NoCodeCourse NameCrG
1EDB4713Ubiquitous Computing3Csp
2EDB4723Wireless Sensor Networks3Csp
3EDB4733Digital Communications3Csp

Minor (EM) Courses

Minor in Management is made available to all Engineering students who are interested to enhance their knowledge in management and business. However, the option to do the Minor in Management is at the students' discretion and is not compulsory. The credit hours will be over and above the graduation requirements of 145 credit hours.


Minor in Management ​ ​ ​ ​  
1GDB2013Business Accounting3EMStudents can take these courses in any semester ​ ​ ​ ​
2GDB1033Management and Organizational Behaviour3EM
3GDB2053Principles of Finance3EM
4GDB2043Principles of Marketing3EM
5GDB3013Small Business and Entrepreneurship3EM
Total Credit Hours ​ ​ 15   


Students have to complete and pass all of listed courses to get Minor in Management. All results will be counted in the GPA/CGPA calculation.