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.
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.
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:
Design and research projects
Specialist seminars / Site visits
Surveying / Geology residential
Co-Operative placement / Industrial
Courses are assessed through examination
or coursework, presentations and project
work, or a combination of these.
Minimum 2C including Mathematics and Physics
Minimum 2D including Mathematics and Physics
Minimum 5 credits, including Mathematics and Physics
CPU – Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects, inclusive of a minimum score of 60% in Mathematics and Physics
Minimum CGPA 2.0
Foundation from other University/ College
Minimum CGPA 2.0
Maximum aggregate of 15 points out of best 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum B’s in Mathematics and Physics
Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent
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 65%, inclusive of minimum 65% in Mathematics and Physics
Minimum 26/42 points from 6 subjects (inclusive Mathematics & Physics/Chemistry)
SAM – Minimum average of 65% in 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum scores of 65% in Mathematics and Physics
*Chemistry is required for Chemical Engineering; Physics is required for all other programmes.
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.
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
University Life (MPU-U2)
Extracurricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
Calculus & Analytical Geometry 2
Mathematical Methods For Engineers 1
Engineering Graphics & Design
Malaysian Experiential Tourism/ Malaysian Ethnic Food (intl and local) (MPU-U3)
Extracurricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
Mathematical Methods For Engineers 2
Mechanics Of Materials
Materials In Civil Engineering
Theory Of Structure
Environmental Engineering Analysis & Design
Cooperative Placement 2
Extracurricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
Engineering Management & Economics
Engineers In Society
Geotechnical Materials & Analysis
Water And Waste-Water Engineering
Structural Steel And Timber Design
Reinforced Concrete Design
Cooperative Placement 4
Extracurricular Learning Experience 4
Capstone Design Project
Design/Research Project A
Contract & Estimation
Finite Element Analysis
Project Construction & Management
Design/Research Project B
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
– For Malaysian students:
Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
– For foreign students:
Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
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