Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Civil Engineering
Approval Code R/526/6/0075; 06/2019
Accreditation Code MQA/FA9819
Classification BEng (Hons)
Subject Area Civil Engineering
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 4 Years
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
Intakes January, May and September

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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.


Accreditation

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


Assessments

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.

Qualification
Academic Requirements
 
STPM
Minimum 2C including Mathematics and Physics
 
A-levels
Minimum 2D including Mathematics and Physics
 
UEC
Minimum B in 5 subjects, including Mathematics and Physics
 
SACE/AUSMAT/TEE/SAM
Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects, inclusive of a minimum score of 60% in Mathematics and Physics
 
Local Matriculation
Minimum CGPA 2.0, including Mathematics and Physics
 
Foundation from other University/ College
Minimum CGPA 2.0
 
WACE/NTCE
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)
 
CIMP/CPU
Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects, inclusive of minimum scores of 60% in Mathematics and Physics
 
English Language Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or IELTS 5.0/CEFR B1 or equivalent with TOEFL PBT (410-413) or TOEFL IBT (34) or CAE (160) (Cambridge English: Advance)/CEFR B2 or CPE (180) (Cambridge English: Proficiency)/CEFR C1 or PTE (Pearson Test of English) (36) or MUET (Malaysian University English Test) Band 3.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met for local students, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
 

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
  • Co-Operative 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
  • Co-Operative 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

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 Engineering (Honours) Civil Engineering

IDP Programme Pathway University Country Fee
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering 2+2.5 University of Queensland Australia AUD 40500
BSc Civil Engineering up to 2+2 University of Manitoba Canada CAN 20000
BSc Civil Engineering (Environmental Option) up to 2+2 University of Manitoba Canada CAN 20000

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