Diploma of Engineering Technology in Ship Construction and Maintenance (UG:Diploma)

Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

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The award

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study

Course starts
January, July

International course fees
MYR 15600 per year

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About Diploma of Engineering Technology in Ship Construction and Maintenance at Universiti Kuala Lumpur

The Diploma of Engineering Technology in Ship Construction and Maintenance is a 3-year programme and in order to graduate students need to complete a maximum of 100 credit hours. Upon completion of this programmes, the students will be able to:

  • understand the major principles of ship and boat construction.
  • work effectively in shipbuilding, engineering planning and scheduling activities.
  • understand the rationale for combining a modern ship design with an efficient and effectiveness shipyard/boatyard manufacturing system.
  • understand that construction is closely linked with efficient manufacturing processes.
  • be aware of links between the ship/boat build plan and yard layout.
  • have an opening knowledge of a method of work breakdown structure.
  • understand and apply standardized work practices.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

UniKL graduates who are:

  • PEO 1
    knowledgeable, competent, and innovative, which will contribute towards the human capital in the marine related industry;
  • PEO 2
    effective leadership and team work skills as well as verbal, non-verbal and interpersonal communication skills to support their role in industry;
  • PEO 3
    committed to the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement;
  • PEO 4
    practice professionalism with ethics and social responsibility; and
  • PEO 5
    capable of embarking on business and technopreneurial activities.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Majors in Ship Construction and Maintenance will be able to:

  • PLO 1
    Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to wide practical procedures and practices.
  • PLO 2
    Analyze well-defined engineering problems.
  • PLO 3
    Formulate solutions for well-defined technical problems.
  • PLO 4
    Conduct investigations of well-defined problems.
  • PLO 5
    Apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering tools to well-defined engineering activities, with an awareness of the limitations.
  • PLO 6
    Function effectively in a diverse technical team.
  • PLO 7
    Communicate effectively with the engineering community and society at large.
  • PLO 8
    Demonstrate an awareness of and consideration for societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities.
  • PLO 9
    Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering technology practices.
  • PLO 10
    Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of engineering practices, taking into account the need for sustainable development.
  • PLO 11
    Demonstrate an awareness of management, business practices, and entrepreneurship.
  • PLO 12
    Recognize the need for, professional development and to engage in independent and life-long learning.
  • PLO 13
    Assist in the formulation of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs.


Most employers are more interested in the technical skills graduates have obtained from their studies rather than the specifics of a programme. Well-qualified students who graduate from UniKL MIMET in Ship Construction and Maintenance Technology will have the opportunity to expand their career in various fields such as;

  • Shipwright/Boat Building
  • Welding and fabrication (ferrous/non-ferrous)
  • Ship/Project Planning
  • Technical Design/Draught Person
  • Education/Trainer
  • QA/QC Inspector
  • Ship Maintenance
  • Machining
  • Woodworking
  • Fiberglass
  • Technopreneur
  • Welding Inspector



  • Islamic Studies/Moral Studies
  • Technical Mathematics I
  • Engineering Science
  • Co-Curriculum I
  • Occupational Safety and Health In Industries and Shipyard Operations
  • Introduction to Ship Technology
  • Intro. to Welding & Thermal Cutting
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Mandarin I
  • Foundation English
  • CAD 2D
  • Introduction to Hand and Power Tools
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Ship Materials
  • Fitting Techniques & Machining
  • Technical Mathematics II
  • Co-Curriculum II
  • Mandarin II
  • Communication English I
  • Elective I*


  • Fundamental Thermodynamics
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Naval Architecture I
  • Marine Engineering System I
  • Ship Technology
  • Communication English II
  • Elective 2*
  • Project Planning & Estimating
  • Shipyard Operation
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Naval Architecture II
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems
  • CAM 2D & 3D
  • Elective 3*
  • Malaysian Studies


  • Principle of Management
  • Shipboard Electro-technology
  • QC System
  • Final Year Project
  • Production Planning Application
  • Material and Plant Management
  • Industrial Training

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardUG:DiplomaHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsJanuary, JulyDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesMYR 15600 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Fee (RM): 15,600

Fee (US Dollar): 4,056

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements For This Course:


Pass certificate (Level 3, KKM) certified Engineering/Technology Engineering OR related from Higher Education Institution certified by Malaysia Government with minimum CGPA 2.00


Pass certificate (Level 3, KKM) certified Vocational/Technical/Skills or related from Higher Education Institution certified by Malaysia Government with minimum CGPA 2.00 and at least one (1) credit in SPM with working experience within related fields for one (1) year OR at least bridging program for one (1) semester


Hold The Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM) level 3 certified and:

  • Pass SPM/SPMV with at least one (1) credit
  • Continue study in Diploma within the same field

  • If needed, UniKL have to prepare a bridging program as consolidation program for students who change from skill sector students into academic sector

O LEVEL: Pass O Level with minimum Grade C in five (5) subjects includes Mathematics, one (1) Science subjects OR technical OR Vokasional and two (2) other subjects and at least pass English

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