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B. Eng (Hons) Civil Engineering
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Approval Code A 10263; 06/2019
Classification BEng (Hons)
Subject Area Civil Engineering
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 4 Years
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes January, May and September
The Civil Engineering degree programme at UCSI University is designed to cater to today’s modern world needs and respond to society’s escalating demands for a better quality of life. This programme focuses on the development of theoretical concepts, practical engineering skills and teamwork, comprising a wide range of relevant courses – including structural analysis and design, geotechnical study, hydrology and hydraulic, highway and traffic, water and sewer systems – that also emphasises management skills and economics, at the same time.
The primary objective of the engineering programme at UCSI University is to develop creative and well-trained individuals who are able to communicate fluently and coherently, demonstrate awareness of financial and ethical constraints, use their engineering knowledge and skills to critically and creatively evaluate situations or projects, and solve engineering problems. The programme is suited for undergraduate students who combine intellectual talents with a creative, innovative and practical outlook – students who seek a wide variety of opportunities and challenges during their university course and later on in their careers as well as those who wish to further develop their skills to effect change and improve the environment on a local and global scale.
In this programme, students are also required to undergo industrial training under UCSI University’s Co-operative Placement (Co-op) Programme at the end of their 2nd and 3rd academic years - to learn from industry leaders and familiarize themselves with the actual working environment. Towards the end of their course of study, students will undertake a one-semester capstone project to assess and gauge their understanding of their learning and the outcome of their formal education. They will also undertake a research and development project in their final year of study.

Programme Details

In this programme, students are also required to undergo industrial training under UCSI University’s Co-Operative Placement (Co-Op) Programme in the third semester of each year to learn from and familiarise themselves with the real life working environment. Towards the end of the course of study, students will undertake a two-semester final year project to assess their understanding and the outcome of their formal education.


All of UCSI University’s engineering degree programmes comply with the latest requirements for accreditation by the Malaysian Engineering Accreditation Council, which fulfils the international requirements drafted in the Washington Accord.

Professional Recognition

Board of Engineers Malaysia


The quality of teaching in the civil engineering degree programme is considered to be of the highest level and ensures UCSI University achieve its primary aims of developing its students’ ability to think, develop confidence in problem-solving, and enabling them to apply their newly-acquired knowledge to practical situations.

The UCSI University School of Engineering employs a range of teaching methods:
  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory experiments
  • Design and research projects
  • Specialist seminars / Site visits
  • Surveying / Geology residential camps
  • Co-Operative placement / Industrial experience
Courses are assessed through examination or coursework, presentations and project work, or a combination of these.
Qualifications Academic Requirements
STPM Minimum 2C including Mathematics and Physics
‘A’ Levels Minimum 2D including Mathematics and Physics
UEC Minimum 5 credits, including Mathematics and Physics
CPU CPU – Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects, inclusive of a minimum score of 60% in Mathematics and Physics
Local Matriculation Minimum CGPA 2.0
Foundation from other University/ College Minimum CGPA 2.0
WAEC/NECO Maximum aggregate of 15 points out of best 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum B’s in Mathematics and Physics
Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent Pass
  • Subject to School discretion after reviewing transcript & syllabus. Max credit transfer of 30% of the programme total credits
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 60%, inclusive of minimum 60% in Mathematics and Physics
International Baccalaureate Minimum 26/42 points from 6 subjects (inclusive Mathematics & Physics/Chemistry)
SAM SAM – Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum scores of 60% in Mathematics and Physics
*Chemistry is required for Chemical Engineering; Physics is required for all other programmes.

English Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
* International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the Certificate in English programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.
Note / Legend Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
Civil Engineers plan, design, construct and maintain buildings, airports, harbours, roads, railways, bridges, and tunnels among others. Thus, Civil Engineers play a very important role in shaping and controlling the environment (e.g. water and waste, floods and irrigation, traffic management).

This programme is excellent preparation for a career in Civil Engineering as it encompasses specialisations such as structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrology and hydraulic engineering, highway and traffic engineering, water and waste water engineering, and project management. Graduates of the programme would be equipped for almost any profession that requires good analytical and professional skills. Common work avenues for Civil Engineers include working with construction companies, consulting companies, property developers, project management companies, water supply companies, research organisations, oil and gas companies as well as offshore industries, and other companies that deal with structure or infrastructure development and maintenance. Alternatively, graduates of the programme can explore careers options in relevant government departments such as the public works department, the highway department, as well as the department of drainage and irrigation, among others.
Year 1
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Calculus & Analytical Geometry 2
  • Mathematical Methods For Engineers 1
  • Technical Communication
  • Engineering Graphics & Design
  • Engineering Statics
  • Electrical Principles
  • Geomatics
  • Construction Technology
Year 2
  • Malaysian Experiential Tourism/ Malaysian Ethnic Food (intl and local) (MPU-U3)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Mathematical Methods For Engineers 2
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanics Of Materials
  • Materials In Civil Engineering
  • Theory Of Structure
  • Environmental Engineering Analysis & Design
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Cooperative Placement 2
Year 3
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
  • Engineering Dynamics
  • Engineering Management & Economics
  • Engineering Hydrology
  • Engineers In Society
  • Structural Analysis
  • Highway Engineering
  • Geotechnical Materials & Analysis
  • Water And Waste-Water Engineering
  • Structural Steel And Timber Design
  • Hydraulics
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Cooperative Placement 4
Year 4
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 4
  • Capstone Design Project
  • Geotechnical Design
  • Groudwater Hydrology
  • Highway Design
  • Design/Research Project A
  • Contract & Estimation
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Project Construction & Management
  • Design/Research Project B
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1 –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation

–   For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

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