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Diploma of Engineering Technology in Ship Construction and Maintenance (A 11789)

The Diploma of Engineering Technology in Ship Construction & Maintenance (DSC) enables the students to acquire knowledge and experience on the major principles of ship and boat construction; rationale of combining a modern ship design with an efficient, effective shipyard/boatyard manufacturing system; be aware of links between the ship/boat build plan and the yard layout; linking construction with efficient manufacturing processes; knowledge of a method of work breakdown structure in shipbuilding and engineering management.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

UniKL graduates who are:

PEO1 knowledgeable, competent, and innovative, which will contribute towards the human capital in the marine related industry;
PEO2 effective leadership and team work skills as well as verbal, non-verbal and interpersonal communication skills to support their role in industry;
PEO3 committed to the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement;
PEO4 practice professionalism with ethics and social responsibility;
PEO5 capable of embarking on business and technopreneurial activities.
Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)

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

PLO1 Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to wide practical procedures and practices.
PLO2 Analyze well-defined engineering problems.
PLO3 Formulate solutions for well-defined technical problems.
PLO4 Conduct investigations of well-defined problems.
PLO5 Apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering tools to well-defined engineering activities, with an awareness of the limitations.
PLO6 Function effectively in a diverse technical team.
PLO7 Communicate effectively with the engineering community and society at large.
PLO8 Demonstrate an awareness of and consideration for societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities.
PLO9 Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering technology practices.
PLO10 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of engineering practices, taking into account the need for sustainable development
PLO11 Demonstrate an awareness of management, business practices, and entrepreneurship.
PLO12 Recognize the need for, professional development and to engage in independent and life-long learning.
PLO13 Assist in the formulation of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs.



Most employers are more interested in the technical skills that graduates have obtained from their studies rather than the specifics of a certificate programme. Well-qualified students who graduate from UniKL MIMET in Ship Construction and Maintenance will have the opportunity to expand their career in various field such as;

  • Shipwright/ Boat building
  • Welding and Fabrication (ferrous/ non-ferrous)
  • Ship/ Project Planning
  • Technical Design/ Draught Person
  • CAM Programming
  • Ship Maintenance
  • Hydraulic
  • CNC Machining
  • Woodworking
  • Fiberglass