|Approval Code||R2/526/6/0075; 06/2026|
|Subject Area||Civil Engineering|
|Course Duration||4 Years|
|Course Location||Kuala Lumpur|
|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.
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:
- 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.
- Subject to Faculty discretion after reviewing transcript and syllabus. Max credit transfer of 30% of the programme total credits
Note / Legend:
Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
For Local Students
English language competency requirements are as follows: Minimum grade of B+ in SPM English language; or minimum grade of C in SPM English language 1119/O-Level English/IGCSE; or minimum grade of A2 in UEC English language; or minimum Band 3 of MUET.
In the event that the English language requirements are not met, applicants will be required to take the Basic English and English Foundation for in-sessional academic enhancement concurrently with the programme.
For International Students
English language competency requirements are as follows: Minimum Band 3 of MUET; or minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS; or minimum score of 42 in TOEFL iBT; or minimum score of 47 in Pearson Test of English; or minimum score of 154 in Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests.
International applicants who do not meet the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement will need to improve their proficiency by enrolling into the English for Tertiary Education programme (R/KJP/00920-00929) which helps them prepare for attaining a required band score. Placement into the various levels of the English for Tertiary Education programme depends on the English Language qualification students have at the point of admission and/or the outcome of the English Placement Test.
**The applicants who have met the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement may be advised by Faculty to improve their proficiency by undertaking the additional English proficiency courses.
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.
- Geomatics Field Work
- Engineering Software and Application
- Civil Engineering Drawing
- Mathematical Methods for Engineers 1
- Mathematical Methods for Engineers 2
- Engineering Statics
- Mechanical and Electrical Systems
- Construction Technology
- Fluid Mechanics
- Numerical Analysis
- Engineering Dynamics
- Stress Analysis and Design
- Civil Engineering Materials Lab
- Materials in Civil Engineering
- Soil Mechanics
- Light Structure Lab
- Theory of Structure
- Environmental Engineering Analysis and Design
- Contract and Estimation
- Industrial Training 1
- Engineers in Society
- Geotechnical Materials and Analysis
- Reinforced Concrete Design
- Water and Wastewater Engineering
- Project Construction and Management
- Engineering Hydrology
- Geotechnical Design
- Structural Steel and Timber Design
- Highway and Transportation Lab
- Highway Engineering
- Transportation Engineering
- Industrial Training 2
- Capstone Design Project A
- Capstone Design Project B
- Final Year Project A
- Final Year Project B
- Construction Integrated Environment
Elective Courses (Select 1 specialisation only)
Specialisation A: Water Resources Engineering
Integrated Water Resources Management
Specialisation B: Geotechnical and Transportation
Advanced Highway Engineering
Advanced Geotechnical Design
Specialisation C: Structural Analysis and Design
Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
Finite Element Analysis
- Ethnic Relations
- Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
- Malaysian Studies
- Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.
International Degree Pathway (IDP) via Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Honours
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|BSc Civil Engineering||up to 2+2||University of Manitoba||Canada||CAN 20000|
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