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Civil Engineering involves the application of basic scientific and technological principles to the design and construction of facilities necessary for the welfare of the community.
It is concerned with such projects as railways, harbours and docks, road systems, bridges, water supply and wastewater treatment, dams, tunnels and underground construction, power projects, offshore structures, and commercial and industrial buildings.
The effective practice of civil engineering necessitates a strong background in the mathematical and physical sciences, an understanding of the properties of construction materials such as steel, concrete and natural aggregates and an ability to evaluate the performance of structures under variable forms of loading.
Many engineering projects require a close working relationship with other groups – planners, architects, environmental scientists – and an appreciation of the impact of civil works on society in terms of both social obligations and finance. The civil engineer also needs training in management of resources, equipment, materials and finance.
The major has a common first year with all other engineering disciplines which builds a range of basic science skills and knowledge, with particular emphasis on physics, chemistry and mathematics.
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1 & 2
Engineering First Year
View EFY course structure here.
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
Civil Engineering Materials
Civil Engineering Drawing and Surveying
Structural Analysis of Determinate Structures
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
Principles of Geomechanics
Structural Analysis of Indeterminate Structures
Engineering Sustainable Development
Water Quality and Resources Engineering
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1
Advanced Structural Analysis
Transportation Engineering & Earthworks
Geotechnical Engineering Analysis
Structural Actions and Steel Design
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2
Geotechnical Engineering for Foundations
Civil Engineering Project and Cost Management
Hydraulics and Hydrology
Reinforced Concrete Design
YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1
Civil Engineering Practices, Quality and Legistation
Civil Engineering Research Project 1
Integrated Structural Design
4 optional units (Select 1)
YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2
Civil Engineering Research Project 2
Integrated Design and Construction
3 optional units (Select 2)
Graduates can find employment with consulting engineers, large contractors, specialist subcontractors and government authorities. Engineers may also establish their own consultancies in their fields of expertise and professional competence. Civil and construction engineers have skills that are readily transferable between employers and often find work internationally.
Language Testing System
(no individual band
|Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL)
|79 (band minimum W-21,
L-13, R-13, S-18)
|SPM 1119 English||C|
|GCE ‘A’ Level||E|
|GCE ‘O’ Level||C|
|GCE-A Level/ STPM/ (best of 3 subjects)||8|
|UEC (best of 5 selected subjects)||22|
|ATAR (WACE/ SACE/ HSC/ VCE/ AUSMAT/ SAM/ MUFY)||80|
Cut-off scores key:
GCE : General Certificate of Education
STPM : Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia
IB : International Baccalaureate
ATAR : Australian Tertiary Admission Rank – applicable to all Australian matriculation
HKDSE : Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
India : Includes All India Senior School Certificate awarded by The Central Board of Secondary School Education (CBSE), Indian School Certificate (ISC) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Higher School Certificate (HSC) awarded by one of the State Secondary School Boards. Certificates awarded by the CBSE and the CISCE are generally considered to represent a higher level of achievement than state certificates.
Sri Lanka : GCE ‘A’ level issued by the Department of Examinations
Score Conversion for Advanced level/GCE/GCSE:
Grades awarded from 2010 onwards: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
Grades awarded up to 2009: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
AS Levels equal half of that of an Advanced Level, e.g. 3 points for an A*, 2.5 points for an A (prior to 2010)
Subject Grades Conversion for STPM : A=5, A- =4, B+ =4, B=3, B- =2, C+ = 2, C=1
Note: scores for individual prerequisites may be taken into consideration for assessment purposes.
Mathematics (including calculus) and physics or chemistry.