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​​Bachelor of Computer Engineering with Honours

JPT/BPP(N/523/6/0274)12/20


Introduction


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​
TOTAL 145

 


Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Computer Engineering with Honours


​​SEMESTER 1​ ​ ​ ​​ ​​​SEMESTER 2 ​ ​ ​ ​​SEMES​TER 3 ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G

MPU3122

MPU3142

TITAS (Local)

BM Komunikasi 2 (International)

3 NR CDB2012 Health, Safety & Environment 2 CC LDB1042 Academic Writing 2 UR
MPU3113 MPU3173 Ethnic Relationship
Malaysian Studies 3 (Int)
3 NR KXXxxx1 Co Curriculum I 1 UR FDM2043 Computational Methods 3 CC
FDM1023 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 CC FDM1033 Vector Calculus 3 CC TDB1013 Discrete Mathematics 3 CC
PDB1012 Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry & Sustainable Development 2 UR EDB1034 Digital Electronics 4 CD TDB1023 Algorithm and Data Structures 3 CC
EDB1603 Electrical Technology 3 CD EDB1023 Structured Programming and Interfacing 3 CD TDM2153 Object Oriented Programming 3 CC
Credit Hours 14   Credit Hours 13   Credit Hours 14  
​​​​​​​​​​​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​​SEMESTER 4 ​ ​ ​ ​​SEMESTER 5 ​ ​ ​ ​​SEMESTER 6 ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G
MPU 2 One (1) U2 Course 3 NR MPU 3 One (1) U3 Course 3 NR

MPU 4/

HDB1012

Community Engagement Project 2 NR
HDB2033 Professional Communication Skills 3 UR KXXxxx1 Co Curriculum II 1 UR MDB3053 Engineering Team Project 3 CC
EDB3603 Linear Algebra and Matrix Methods 3 CD EDB2701 Lab 1:  Large Data Store and Access 1 CD GDB2033 Introduction To Management 3 CC
EDB2053 Probability and Random Processes 3 CD EDB2043 Communication Systems 3 CD EDB3701 Lab 2:  Visualization and Analytics of Large Data Sets 1 CD
EDB2063 Microprocessor 3 CD EDB2603 Digital Signal and System Analysis 3 CD TDB2043 Operating System 3 CC
        EDB1053 Microelectronics Devices and Physics 3 CD EDB2033 Analogue Electronics 3 CD
Credit Hours 15   Credit Hours 14   Credit Hours 15  

 

​​SEMES​​​TER 7 ​ ​ ​ ​​STUDENT INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME ​ ​ ​ ​​STUDENT INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME      
Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G
EDB3711 Lab3:  Measure and Optimize Performance in Large Data Stores 1 CD IDB3037 Student Industrial Training (SIT) 7 CI IDB3047 Student Industrial Project (SIP) 7 CI
EDB3613 Embedded Systems 3 CD            
EDB2013 Electromagnetics Theory 3 CD
TDB2163 Software Engineering 3 CD            
EDB2613 Instrumentation and Control 3 CD
Credit Hours 13   Credit Hours 7   Credit Hours 7  
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​​SEMESTER 8 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​​SEMESTER 9 ​ ​ ​ ​​​SEMESTER 10 ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G
EDB3023 Data and Computer Network 3 CD GDB3023 Engineering Economics & Entrepreneurship 3 CC VDB4053 Engineers in Society 3 CC
EDB4033 Computer System Architecture 3 CD EDB4012 Final Year Project I 2 CD EDB4044 Final Year Project II 4 CD
EDB4703 System Integration Design Project (SIDP) 3 CD EDB4603 Distributed and Parallel Computing 3 CD EDB4XX3 Core Specialisation III 3 CSp
EDB4XX3 Core Specialisation I 3 CSp EDB4XX3 Core Specialisation II 3 CSp
​Credit Hours​ 12   Cred​it Hours 11   Credit Hours 10  
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​​​​​​​​​​​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 Comput​​ing​ ​ ​ ​ ​
No Code Course Name Cr G
1 EDB4613 Scalable Architectures 3 Csp
2 EDB4623 Big Data Analytics 3 Csp
3 EDB4633 Computing security 3 Csp
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​​​B.  Wireless Communications ​ ​ ​
No Code Course Name Cr G
1 EDB4713 Ubiquitous Computing 3 Csp
2 EDB4723 Wireless Sensor Networks 3 Csp
3 EDB4733 Digital Communications 3 Csp

 


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   ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
No Code Courses Cr G Semester
1 GDB2013 Business Accounting 3 EM ​​​Students can take these courses in any semester ​ ​ ​ ​
2 GDB1033 Management and Organizational Behaviour 3 EM
3 GDB2053 Principles of Finance 3 EM
4 GDB2043 Principles of Marketing 3 EM
5 GDB3013 Small Business and Entrepreneurship 3 EM
​Total Credit Hours ​ ​ 15   

 

Note: 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.

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