Industrial Electronics

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Industrial Electronics is a broad occupational field that includes aerospace or medical technology, electronic control systems and industrial instrumentation.

Pathway

Your options to study Engineering, no matter the specialization is generally the same. Find out more here: Academic qualifications to study Engineering in Malaysia.

Subject Focus

SPM:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Additional Mathematics

University:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Calculus
  • Computer Science and Programming

In this course, students will be equipped with the fundamental knowledge and skills applicable to electronic and electrical components, and the devices and circuits used in industrial settings. Students will learn both theory and lab exercises using the latest equipments.

Personality Type

Do you have the ability to communicate and work with people? Are you able to follow directions, focus on the details and catch on quickly? And are you good in maths? If so, industrial electronics engineering may be for you.

These personality type codes serve ONLY as a guideline and can be taken with a pinch of salt. Always consult with your school counsellor or ask our experts for further guidance!

Myers-Briggs: ISTJ, ESTJ, INTP, ENTJ

These types all share the Thinking preference (T), or a preference for objective decision making as opposed to taking into account personal values in making decisions.

Find your Myers-Briggs personality type here.

Holland Vocational Code: RIE (Realistic, Investigative, Enterprising)

Find where you belong in the RIASEC model here.

Career Info

Work Environment:

Graduates of this program usually find employment as technicians and assemblers with security, manufacturing and companies selling and servicing electronic related services.

They can also find employment in manufacturing, testing, installing, merchandising, monitoring, modifying, and repairing electrical and electronic equipment systems.

Salary

Entry-level:

RM 2,000 to 3,000

Professional:

MYR 4,000 to 6,000 (5 – 10 years of experience).

Job Demand

Graduates of this course can expect a good to excellent job opportunities as well as the opportunity for advancement to supervisory, managerial, or instructional positions with experience or further education.

In Malaysia:

In Malaysia, the electronics industry is a leading sector that contributes significantly to the country’s economy. Over the years, our electronics industry has developed significant skills and capabilities for the manufacture of a wide range of semiconductor devices, consumer electronics, and information and communication technology products.

Aside from manufacturing high value-added products, our industry has intensified its services to include research and development.

Overseas:

In 2007, Malaysia became a member of The Washington Accord, which recognises experienced professional engineers represented by responsible bodies. The Washington Accord is a small group of signatories that have agreed to mutually recognise accredited engineering programmes. Members of The Washington Accord are Hong Kong, South Africa, Japan, Singapore, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, UK, Ireland, Taipei, Korea, Malaysia and Turkey.

Click this link to view the list of accredited engineering programmes in Malaysia.

Becoming Professional

Becoming a professional:

The Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia (ACEM) develop and use the EMF Register as a secure benchmark that allows a professional engineer to be recognised or exempted from licensing or registration in other countries (other than that in which they first gained recognition).

Eligibility for admission to EMF International Register of Professional Engineers Register is limited only to engineers who have completed an accredited or recognised engineering programme, registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia and is a corporate member of the IEM who is capable of independent practice.

To qualify for the registration, a candidate must:

  • be a Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia and/or a Corporate Member with the Institution of Engineers Malaysia.
  • have seven years experience after graduation in a recognised engineering discipline.
  • have two years experience in responsible charge of significant work (may be obtained within the seven years experience).
  • have maintained their continuing professional development at a satisfactory level.

Useful links:

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)
Engineering Accreditation Council Malaysia (EAC)
The Institution of Engineers Malaysia
Network of Accreditation Bodies for Engineering Education in Asia (NABEEA)
International Engineering Alliance
SAE International

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