German-Malaysian Institute

“Build your future with German Engineering”


In 1991, German-Malaysian Institute (GMI), a hub for advanced skills training was established. GMI provides a comprehensive and well-balanced training of practical and theoretical. The institute offers a broad-based engineering education, with opportunities for specialization and self-directed learning and development. GMI offers diverse training programmes and services comprising full time diploma programmes, a pre-university programme (A-Level), skills upgrading technical courses, train-the-trainers programmes, and industrial consultancy and services.

The birth of GMI was the outcome of a joint venture between the Governments of Malaysia and Germany. GMI is governed by a 10-member Board of Directors comprising representatives from both governments, plus public and industrial representatives. The institution was set up as a Company Limited by Guarantee whereby the founders are Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) and the Malaysian German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MGCC), and its implementing agencies are MARA and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (formerly known as German Technical Corporation or GTZ). GMI had its first student enrollment in 1992 and the growing number of enrollment is prevalent.

Why GMI?

The collaboration between the two governments – German and Malaysian, started over thirty years ago. The teamwork was initiated through political and economic relations. The German-Malaysian connection became more pronounced as Germany sees Malaysia as an important partner in South-East Asia and Malaysia sees Germany as a significant technology provider especially in technical education and vocational training.

These extremely close and long-standing political, economic and cultural ties have established a number of joint bodies and institutions including the Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MGCC) and the German-Malaysian Institute (GMI), both came into existence since 1992. Consequently, the exchange of government-represented visits provided valuable impetus here.

Within this strong connection, the German Embassy is the diplomatic mission of Germany and a close partner of GMI. The Goethe Institute offers competent services regarding language education and organizes cultural events, whereas the DAAD is expert in educational questions and academic career consultancy. Moreover the German Alumni Association Malaysia is an important part in the German – Malaysian connection in ensuring a networking platform within institutions and industries as well as between students and alumni. 

Programme Offered

Diploma Production Technology

  • Diploma in Engineering Technology ( Industrial Design)
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology ( Machine Tools Maintenance)
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology (Tool & Die Technology)
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology (Mould Technology)
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology (Product Design and Manufacturing)
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology (CNC Precision Technology)
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology (Sheet Metal Fabrication & Product Development)
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology (Manufacturing System)
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology (Jigs & Fixtures Design And Manufacturing)
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology (Industrial Quality Management)

Diploma Industrial Electronics

  • Diploma in Creative Multimedia
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology ( Autotronics & Hybrid System)
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology ( Facilities & Building Automation )
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology ( Industrial Communication System)
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology (Mechatronics)
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology (Process Instrumentation & Control)
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology (Electronics and Information Technology)
  • Diploma in Network Security
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology (Sustainable Energy & Power Distribution)
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology (Industrial Plant Maintenance)
  • Diploma in Software Engineering (Software Testing)

The Campus

Majestically standing on a 75-acre piece of land is an administration block, training blocks, trainee apartment complex, a surau, a staff residence complex, a sports complex, a multipurpose hall, and a chiller plant, is divided into five zones for administration purposes. Zone A encircles the trainee apartment complex and a surau, Zone B, Zone C, Zone D and Zone E.

The building facing the main entrance of the institute houses the Administration, Finance and Student Affairs Department (AFSA) – a welcoming gesture to guests and visitors alike. The building accommodates four administration sections, a 300-seater auditorium and an exhibition hall. The Resources Development Centre Department, situated at Kompleks Teknologi 1, is embraced by the Production Technology Department based at Kompleks Teknologi 2, 3 and 4, on its left. On its right is the Industrial Electronics Department at Kompleks Teknologi 5.

Kompleks Teknologi 3 also houses GMI Technical & Consultancy Services on Level 4. The Director’s Office perched on the topmost floor of KT5 overlooks the entire campus. Kompleks Teknologi 6 (KT6) is the chiller plant for the whole campus cooling system.

The student centre located between KT1 and KT2, offers the services of a convenient store, a café with wi-fi, a cyber café cum printing shop, the Student Representative Council (SRC) operations room and an automated teller machine.

    Scholarship and Finance Aid

    For time being, financial assistance is only provided to Malaysian students. Students are only allowed to have one (1) education loan or scholarship from any sponsors at one time during their study period. Please be reminded, education loan and scholarship are two (2) different category of sponsorship. Any education loan or scholarship is subjected to sponsors’ requirement and criteria. Any approvals on students’ education loan or scholarship are solely under the sponsor’s jurisdiction and authority. GMI does not have any authority to approve or guarantee any education loan applied by students.


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