Nickel ceramic composite has becoming highly important in mechanical engineering perspective. The paper focused on a newly developed Ni-YSZ composite manufactured by electroless nickel coating. The aims are to ensure good coating with well distributed and high ceramic particle co-deposition. Low metal to ceramic ratio increases nickel ceramic composite resistance to corrosion, wear and thermal. The 2k full factorials design of experiment was used in determining the best EN composite process parameters for high ceramic co-deposition. The composite surface microstructure and characterisation were analysed using scanning electron microscope (SEM) and the Ni composition was measured by SEM coupled with energy dispersive X-ray (EDX).