Engineering in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Key Information


Application Deadline: 13/02/23 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Academic-led trips

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

Ref: 10007547


Departure Date: 01/07/23

Return Date: 09/07/23


£1200: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding any support). Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits (£140), food and drink, visa (if applicable)


DMU Global Bursary: £400


Accommodation: Accommodation will be provided in shared hotel rooms arranged by APU

Travel: Flights booked by DMU (students travel as a group)


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office -

Trip Lead: Seng Chong -


Level 5 and 6 Aeronautical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Electrical & Electronic Engineering students are eligible to apply for this opportunity. There is a maximum of 25 places available, with a minimum of 15 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


This trip to Kuala Lumpur will give students the chance to experience Engineering in Malaysia, offering an opportunity to engage in learning activities to develop a global perspective on engineering education, particularly focusing on adoption of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) in Malaysia.

Facilitated by the Asia Pacific University (APU) engineering team, students will engage in a number of activities to develop first hand understanding of how industry-academic partnership can allows students to be exposed to real-life case studies, enabling them to formulate innovative solutions even before they graduate.

The blend of learning and cultural activities planned by APU, along with the wider experience of visiting some of the famous Malaysian tourist sites, including some famous landmarks in the city of Kuala Lumpur, will offer a broad academic and cultural learning experience for Engineering students.

The trip is relevant to levels 5 and 6 Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Electrical & Electronic Engineering students, specifically for a number of modules at level 5: Product Design (ENGD2106), and Embedded Design for Internet of Things (ENGD2104); and at level 6: Industrial IoT (ENGD3117), Robotics module (ENGD3030, Advanced Embedded System (ENGD3051), and Model Based System Integration (ENGD3052).

The 3 half-day APU facilitated soft-skills development activities (joint learning experience and reflections) will allow students to develop broader knowledge of the communication skills, professionalism and cultural sensitivity, thereby contributing to professional and academic development. This will help students to boost their CV and CPD portfolio.

Learning Objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop knowledge, skills and competencies that enhance your studies. The objectives of this trip to Malaysia are to:

  • Develop an understanding of concepts of Industry 4.0 from a range of areas including and beyond engineering, with the ability to apply them effectively in engineering projects.
  • Provide insight into the use of creativity to establish innovative solution using real-work case study examples.
  • Develop professional skills, mainly employing effective communication skills in interacting or working with people from other backgrounds and countries.
  • Develop effective interpersonal skills to help form professional global networks.

Cultural Activities

During the trip, there will be a range of cultural activities that will include a trip to Batu Caves, Putrajaya, Royal Selangor and Chinatown (Petaling Street). There will be the chance to explore a range of other main attractions in downtown Kuala Lumpur such as the Petronas Twin Towers (£16), Pavilion Shopping Centre, the Perdana Botanical Garden (Free), KL Bird Park (£15), and the National Museum of Malaysia (£1).

There will also be a 1-day trip to Malacca, a UNESCO World Heritage City, visiting the A’Famosa Safari Wonderland and Water World (£10 each). This will give students a unique experience of Malaysia’s wildlife whilst also having the chance to relax at a water park. Students will be able to end the day with a brief visit to he Dutch Square (one of the most famous tourist hotspots) and enjoy street food at the Jonker Street Night Market (Fri-Sun only) to finish the day.

COVID-19 information

Travel to Malaysia is permitted according to the travel rules for England as listed on UK Government website. Further guidance can be found on the FCDO webpage for Malaysia.

All students that are offered a place on this DMU Global opportunity will receive further COVID-19 advice and guidance by email and in pre-departure briefing sessions. More details and COVID-19 Travel Information can be found here.