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Programme : Diploma of Engineering Technology in Ship Construction and Maintenance

Diploma Teknologi Kejuruteraan Pembinaan dan Senggaraan Kapal

Programme Summary
Programme Code : JPT/BPP (R/525/6/0081) 11/20, MQA A 11789
Status Programme : Accredited
Institutes : Universiti Kuala Lumpur Kampus Cawangan Malaysian Institute of Marine Engineering Technology (UniKL-MIMET)
Specialisation : Marine Engineering
Study Level : Diploma
Intake : Jan/July
Duration : three_years

Upon completion of this programmes, the students will be able to:


i.                     understand the major principles of ship and boat construction.

ii.                   work effectively in shipbuilding, engineering planning and scheduling activities.

iii.                 understand the rationale for combining a modern ship design with an efficient and effectiveness shipyard/boatyard manufacturing system.

iv.                 understand that construction is closely linked with efficient manufacturing processes.

v.                   be aware of links between the ship/boat build plan and yard layout.

vi.                 have an opening knowledge of a method of work breakdown structure.

vii.                understand and apply standardized work practices.



Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

UniKL graduates who are:

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


Programme Learning Outcomes

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

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


Semester 1
  • Introduction to Hand and Power Tools
  • Technical  Mathematics 1
  • Occupational Safety and Health in Industries and Shipyard Operations
  • Introduction to Ship Technology
  • Introduction to Welding and Thermal Cutting
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Mandarin 1/Arabic Language 1
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2/ Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1*
  • Compentency English
    * Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 : For International Student


Semester 2
  • CAD 2D
  • Engineering Science
  • Fitting Techniques and Machining
  • Technical Mathematics 2
  • Mandarin 2/Arabic Language 2
  • Ship Technology
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Elective 1


Semester 3
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Ship Materials
  • Communication English 1
  • Naval Architecture
  • Elective 2
  • Amalan Islam di Malaysia /Religious Practices Malaysia
  • CAM 2D and 3D

    * Religious Practice in Malaysia : For International and Local Non-Muslim Student


Semester 4
  • Shipyard Operation
  • Fundamental Thermodynamics
  • Naval Architecture 2
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
  • Project Planning Application
  • Elective 3
  • Communication English 2


Semester 5
  • Principles of Management
  • Quality Control Systems
  • Marine Engineering System
  • Final Year Project
  • Co-Curriculum 1


Semester 6
  • Industrial Training


  • Wood Technology and Processes
  • Manual Metal Arc Welding (Steel)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (Steel)
  • Composite Fibres
  • Welding (Steel)
  • Welding (Non-Ferrous)
  • Wooden Boat Construction
  • Piping and Heavy Fabrication
  • Light Fabrication



Entry Requirement


Contact Us

For further information please contact

Marketing Department, UniKL MIMET
Dataran Industri Kejuruteraan Marin,
Bandar Teknologi Maritim,
Jalan Pantai Remis, 32200 Lumut, Perak.
(attn. Mr Mohd Firdaus Mohd Aziad / Mr. Adam
Tel : +605-690 9009
Fax : +605 – 690 9091/9092

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