Diploma of Engineering Technology in Ship Construction and Maintenance

3 years


Dataran Industri Teknologi Kejuruteraan Marin, Bandar Teknologi Maritim, Jalan Pantai Remis, 32200 Lumut, Perak, Malaysia   View map

Since its establishment in 2004, the focus of UniKL MIMET has always been in the area of Marine Technology. Realizing the vast array of the maritime sector that includes construction and maintenance in shipbuilding industries, the institute had taken the initiative to develop a programme namely Diploma of Engineering Technology in Marine Construction and Maintenance (DSC) with the support from industrial experts as specialist. This programme is in tandem with the need of the nation to increasingly liberalise marine construction and maintenance that include shipbuilding technology, ship maintenance and ship operation.


Career Opportunities

  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Structural Welder & Ship Fitter
  • Welding Inspector
  • Project Supervisor
  • Maintenance Superintendent
  • Field Service Technician
  • Project Planer


Admission Intake

January and July


Entry Requirements

  • Pass in SPM or its equivalent with at least credits (minimum Grade C and higher) in Mathematics and Natural Sciences or Technical Based Subjects; OR
  • Pass in O-Level with minimum Grade C in three (3) subjects including Mathematics and science or technical based subjects; OR
  • Accredited Certificate in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Technical or Malaysian Skills Certificate Level 3 with PT3; or its equivalent; OR
  • Recognized related Technical/Vocational/Skills qualifications AND an adequate and relevant bridging programme; OR
  • Pass Technical/Vocational/Skills qualifications and recognized and approve by UniKL Senate; OR
  • Pass Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) (MQF Level 3) qualification been recognized by Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK), government of Malaysia and according to approval by UniKL Senate; OR
  • Pass Sijil Vokasional Malaysia (SVM)* qualification been recognized by government of Malaysia and according to approval by UniKL Senate.

*Note: SVM is recognized as equivalent to 3 credit SPM for candidates who obtain:

  • Academic CGPA is equal to or greater than 2.00;
  • Vocational CGPA is equal to or greater than 2.67 and competent in all vocational modules;
  • Credit in Bahasa Melayu with SVM Code 1104 and;
  • Pass Sejarah for graduate cohort 2013 – 2016


Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

This programme is designed to produce:

PEO 1: UniKL graduates who are knowledgeable, competent and innovative in the field of Ship Construction and Maintenance.

PEO 2: UniKL graduates who have effective leadership and team work skills as well as verbal, non-verbal and interpersonal communication skills to support their role in industry.

PEO 3: UniKL graduates who are committed to the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement.

PEO 4: UniKL graduates who practice professionalism with ethics and social responsibility.

PEO 5: UniKL graduates who are capable of embarking on business and technopreneurial activities.


Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

The students of Diploma of Engineering Technology in Ship Construction and Maintenance, upon graduation will be able to:

PLO 1: Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to wide practical procedures and practices in ship construction and maintenance.

PLO 2: Identify and solve well-defined ship construction and maintenance problems reaching substantiated conclusions using codified methods of analysis specific to their field of activity.

PLO 3: Formulate solutions for well-defined technical problems.

PLO 4: Conduct investigations of well- defined problems: locate and search relevant codes and catalogues, conduct standard tests and measurements in ship construction and maintenance.

PLO 5: Apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering tools to well-defined engineering activities, with an awareness of the limitations in ship construction and maintenance.

PLO 6: Demonstrate knowledge societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to engineering technician practice and solutions to well defined engineering problems.

PLO 7: Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of engineering technician work in the solution of well- defined engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts.

PLO 8: Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of technician practice.

PLO 9: Function effectively as an individual and as a member in diverse technical teams.

PLO 10: Communicate effectively on well-defined engineering activities in ship construction and maintenance community and with society at large by being able to comprehend the work of others, document their own work, and give and receive clear instructions.

PLO 11: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management and entrepreneurship principles and apply these to one’s own work as member or leader in a technical team and to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.

PLO 12: Recognize the need for and have the ability to engage in independent updating in the context of specialised technical knowledge.


Programme Structure

Semester Course Name
Semester 1


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


  • CAD 2D
  • Engineering Science
  • Fitting Techniques and Machining
  • Technical Mathematics II
  • Mandarin II
  • Arabic Language II
  • Ship Technology
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Elective I
Semester 3


  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Ship Materials
  • Communication English I
  • Naval Architecture I
  • Elective II
  • Amalan Islam di Malaysia
  • Religious Practices in Malaysia*
  • CAM 2D and 3D
  • * Religious Practice in Malaysia : For International and Local Non Muslim Student
Semester 4


  • Shipyard Operation
  • Fundamental Thermodynamics
  • Naval Architecture II
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
  • Project Planning Application
  • Elective III
  • Communication English II
Semester 5


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


Contact Us:

Kampus Cawangan Malaysian Institute of Marine Engineering Technology (UniKL MIMET)
Dataran Industri Teknologi Kejuruteraan Marin
Bandar Teknologi Maritim
Jalan Pantai Remis
32200 Lumut
Perak Darul Ridzuan

Marketing, Student Recruitment & Admission (MeSRA):

  1. Ahmad Mustafid bin Dahalan +6017-302 5361 (amustafid@unikl.edu.my)
  2. Mohd Firdaus bin Mohd Aziad +6019-496 6040 (mfirdausma@unikl.edu.my)
  3. Marhaini binti Jamaluddin +6010-931 4012 (marhainij@unikl.edu.my)

General line: +605-690 9000 / 9014
Fax: +605-690 9091 / 9033