Bachelor of Engineering in New Energy Science and Engineering (Honours) (R/0712/6/0004 ● MQA/FA5668)


Medium of InstructionEnglish

IntakesFebruary, April, September

Duration4 years


NESE is an interdisciplinary engineering programme related to the efficient, safe, environmentally friendly and economical extraction, conversion, transportation, storage and use of energy, with an aim to increase efficiency whilst minimising negative effects on humans, nature and the environment.

The NESE programme at Xiamen University is supported by College of Energy, one of China's top-rated new energy technology research institutions for education, R&D, and technology transfer. We are supported by a strong faculty team, consisting of high-calibre researchers and engineering experts in the fields of clean chemical energy, nuclear energy, solar and wind energy, bio energy, energy economics, and energy efficiency engineering, all dedicated to high quality R&D in energy science and technologies.

We are working closely with many leading universities such as Australian National University, University of Cincinnati and National University of Singapore, and major industry players including EDRA ENERGY, +Plus Solar, Infineon, Petronas, China Southern Power Grid and Zhejiang Electric Power Construction Co. Ltd.

Our programme at Xiamen University Malaysia Campus aims to develop highly flexible professionals with solid specialty knowledge, who are ready for employment in energy related industries or for pursuing scholastic endeavours in the same or related fields. At the end of the programme, students will be equipped with core theoretical knowledge and practical skills for the analysis, modeling, evaluation, design, development, and implementation of energy technology.

Programme Highlights
  • A world-leading programme which produces well-trained professionals who are able to devise strategies to counter the global energy crisis by promoting the use of efficient, clean, renewable and sustainable energy technologies.

  • A customised programme which benefits from the vast Chinese experience in energy technology research and development.

  • A close cooperation with leading overseas universities and major industry players which ensures up-to-date appreciation of energy technology developments and research directions.

Main Courses Offered

Major Core courses

  • General Physics I

  • General Physics II

  • General Physics Laboratory

  • Energy Economics and Policy

  • Energy Project Management

  • Corrosion and Protection of Materials

  • Circuit Foundation

  • Principles of Chemical Engineering I

  • Physical Chemistry

  • Engineering Drawing 

  • Foundation of Materials Science

  • Principles of Chemical Engineering II

  • Introduction to Electric Power Systems

  • Engineering Thermodynamics

  • Petrochemical Engineering

  • Engineering Fluid Mechanics

  • Practices of Energy Technology

  • Energy Innovation Laboratory 

  • Thesis I

  • Thesis II

  • Industrial Training

Major Elective Courses

  • Solar Energy Engineering

  • Technology of Electrochemical Power Sources

  • Natural Gas Chemical Engineering

  • Semiconductor Physics

  • Introduction to Combustion

  • Coal Chemical Engineering

  • Microbial Energy

  • Electrical & Electronic Technology

  • Chemical Engineering of Energy

  • Biomass Energy Engineering

  • Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering

  • Modeling and Simulation in Energy Engineering

Technical or research work in power plants, energy technologist, materials engineer, solar engineer, etc.

Entry Requirement
STPMA pass in STPM with at least a Grade C (GP 2.0) in Mathematics AND Physics / Chemistry
A levelA pass in A-Level with at least a Grade C in Mathematics AND Physics / Chemistry

A pass in UEC with at least a Grade B in 5 subjects including Mathematics AND Physics / Chemistry
 Foundation/Matriculation (Scie-nce /  in a relevant field)A pass in Foundation / Matriculation with at least CGPA 2.0 out of 4.0 AND passes in Mathematics AND Physics / Chemistry
DiplomaA pass in Diploma in Engineering/Engineering Technology or the equivalent with at least CGPA 2.5 out of 4.0 AND passes in Mathematics AND Physics / Chemistry 

Note: To apply for Bachelor of Engineering in New Energy Science and Engineering, applicants have to obtain at least Band 2 in MUET or the equivalent.

The degree is not among the fields of engineering in the register of the Board of Engineers Malaysia.


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