Diploma in Science (Microelectronics and Physics)


Programme Overview

This programme covers a wide range of topics in analogue and digital electronics, microcontrollers, programming, semiconductor devices, introduction to integrated circuit layout and physics. The programme trains students in fundamental of circuit analysis and design in electronics. It aims to develop students’ analytical and logical skills as well as good hands-on skills.

Academic Progression

Graduates may be admitted into Year 2 of:-
• Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Physics (Instrumentation)
• Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Microelectronics (Embedded Technology)

Minimum Entry Requirements

# Students with 3-4 relevant credits in SPM/Grade C in 3-4 relevant subjects in O Level may be considered for the Diploma programmes offered at the Perak Branch Campus (PK), Johor Branch Campus (JH), Pahang Faculty Branch (PH) and Sabah Faculty Branch (SB).

** Grade C and above in AELE0364 English Language (1119 Level) conducted by TAR UC is accepted as having fulfilled the English Language requirement for applicants who fail English Language at SPM/O Level/UEC level.

a) SPM holders must have at least a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and SPM holders from Year 2013 onwards must have at least a pass in Sejarah.
b) The entry requirement must be taken from only ONE (1) examination sitting.
c) Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Diploma.
d) Equivalent qualifications other than the above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
e) Information is correct at the point of printing. Subject to the Ministry of Education latest requirements.


Updated: 1 December 2016 (subject to change)

Programme Structure

    • Principles of Electric Circuits
    • Digital Logic Principles I
    • Digital Logic Principles II
    • Circuits and Signals
    • Analogue Electronics I
    • Analogue Electronics II
    • Microcontrollers
    • Introduction to Integrated Circuit Layout
    • Physical Science I
    • Physical Science II
    • Physical Science III
    • Electrical Principles
    • Introduction to Semiconductor Devices and Fabrication
    • Programming Concepts
    • Software Design and Programming Techniques
    • Engineering Mathematics I
    • Engineering Mathematics II
    • Engineering Mathematics III
    • Engineering Mathematics IV
    • Engineering Mathematics V
    • Engineering Mathematics VI
    • Basic Economic Principles
    • Entrepreneurial Studies

Language, Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) and Co-curricular Courses:
English Language, English for Communication, Bahasa Kebangsaan
A, Pengajian Malaysia 2, Public Speaking, English for IELTS, Civic
Consciousness and Volunteerism, Co-curricular


Career Prospects

  • Electronics Technicians
  • Embedded Systems Technicians
  • Service and Maintenance Personnel
  • Firmware Programmers