Diploma of Engineering Technology in Ship Design

3 years


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

The Diploma of Engineering Technology in Ship Design (DSD) enables the students to grasp the fundamental principles of Ship and Boat Design; the ability to work and communicate with boat/ship designers, draftsman and tradesmen; marine propulsion systems use of one or more marine Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) systems; linking modern ship design with efficient manufacturing processes; knowledge of traditional and current shipbuilding materials and the various construction techniques across the ship industry. 


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 Ship Design.

PEO 2: UniKL graduates who have effective leaders and teamwork skills as well as verbal, non-verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

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

PEO 4: UniKL graduates who are professional, ethical, and social responsible.

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


Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Upon graduation, our students of Diploma of Engineering Technology in Ship Design – DSD 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 design.

PLO 2: Identify and solve the problems related to ship design problems reaching substantiated conclusions using codified methods of analysis specific to their field of activity.

PLO 3: Design solutions for well-defined technical ship design problems and assist with the design of system, components, or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

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

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

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 ship design problems.

PLO 7: Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of engineering technician work in the solution of well-defined ship design 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 the ship design 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 a 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 specialized technical knowledge.


Programme Structure

Semester Course Name
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


  • Engineering Science
  • Technical Mathematics 2
  • CAD 2D
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Communication English 1
  • Mandarin 2/Arabic Language 2
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Elective 1
Semester 3


  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Ship Materials
  • Naval Architecture 1
  • CAD Modelling Concepts
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
  • Static and Dynamics
  • Amalan Islam di Malaysia/ Religious Practices in Malaysia*
  • Elective 2 * Religious Practice in Malaysia : For International and Local Non-Muslim Student
Semester 4


  • Shipbuilding Economic
  • Fundamental Thermodynamics
  • Naval Architecture 2
  • Strength of Materials
  • Marine Engineering System
  • Communication English 2
  • Co-Curriculum 1
  • Elective 3
Semester 5


  • Marine Structure Design
  • Computer Aided Ship Design (CASD-Lines Plan)
  • Naval Architecture 3
  • Ship Resistance and Propulsion
  • Shipboard Electro-Technology
  • Final Year Project
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)

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