Best Civil Engineering Courses at Top Universities Accredited by Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)


Best Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Civil Course at Top Universities that’s Accredited by Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

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Civil engineering is the oldest branch of the engineering profession. With new, lighter and stronger materials to work with, and greater challenges to be met, there is no limit to what civil engineers can achieve. They build towers, bridges, roads, railways and tunnels; airports and mines; dams, ports and harbours; water supplies and sewerage schemes; and irrigation systems and flood mitigation works.

If you study at a university that is not accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), you cannot practice as a Civil Engineer.

The Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) registers graduates and professional engineers under the Registration of Engineers Act 1967 (Revised 2002). The requirement for registration as a graduate engineer is a degree in engineering recognised by the Board. A professional engineer (Ir or PEng) is a person who is licensed to practice to practice engineering in Malaysia after meeting all requirements of
the  (e.g. pass PI Examination).

Only an Ir/P.Eng. can sign and seal engineering documents that are engineering documents that are submitted to a public authority or for public and private clients. This is very important especially for Civil Engineers who needs to become a Professional Engineer in order to sign the blueprints.

Students after SPM or O-Levels can enter into a Foundation in Science or Foundation in Engineering at the best private universities in Malaysia for 1 year before continuing on to the 4-year BEM Accredited Civil Engineering degree. Pre-University graduates in Malaysia from programmes such as UEC, STPM, A-Levels, SAM, CPU, AUSMAT and others may enter directly into the Civil Engineering degree providing they meet the minimum entry requirements.

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Top Private Universities with the Best Civil Engineering Degree Programme Accredited by Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

Top private universities in Malaysia for the Civil Engineering degree programme are

Students after SPM or O-Levels wanting Top Foundation in Engineering programmes at the best private universities in Malaysia can go for the Foundation Studies (Engineering and Science) at Curtin University SarawakHeriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation Programme offers tailored pathways to their Civil Engineering degree through the Foundation in Science. Top ranked UCSI University also offers the Foundation in Science into their BEM accredited Civil Engineering degree.

Pre-University graduates in Malaysia from programmes such as UEC, STPM, A-Levels, SAM, CPU, AUSMAT and others may enter directly into the Civil Engineering degree providing they meet the minimum entry requirements.

The Engineering Degrees of these universities are accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) which is a signatory to the Washington Accord. This accreditation ensures that Engineering Graduates will have the following benefits in countries who are signatories of the Washington Accord:

  • Opportunities to register as a Graduate Engineer with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) or the relevant professional bodies in other countries who are signatories under the Washington Accord.
  • Pathways to becoming a Professional or Chartered Engineer.
  • Assurance that graduates are considered as having met international academic standards for engineering practice.
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is a top ranking UK university for Engineering

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is a top ranking UK university for Engineering

Other than the academic quality of the universities, students must seriously consider the student environment. Research has shown that employers have rejected 56% of job interviewees because of the lack of skill in the English language.

Graduates with a strong command of the English language have also been found to earn 25% higher salaries and have faster promotions in their jobs. Therefore, in order to succeed, students should choose a private university with an English-speaking student environment to enhance their career competitiveness.

You may save a few thousand by going to a cheaper university with a non-English speaking environment, but remember, you will be getting 25% lower salary and slower promotion for the next 50 years of your work life.

What is the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)?

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The Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) registers graduates and professional engineers under the Registration of Engineers Act 1967 (Revised 2002). The requirement for registration as a graduate engineer is a degree in engineering recognised by the Board. Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) is the only body certifying Professional Engineers in Malaysia.

This regulatory body for engineering practices in Malaysia was set-up by the Malaysian government under the Registration of Engineers Act (1967) to administer and to enforce the Engineering Act and its provisions to protect public interest.

Only Graduate Engineers and Professional Engineers registered with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM) are entitled to practice engineering in Malaysia.  All engineering practitioner MUST register with BEM within 6-months of practice.

A professional engineer (Ir or PEng) is a person who is licensed to practice to practice engineering in Malaysia after meeting all requirements of the  (e.g. pass PI Examination).

The Education Pathway to be a Professional Engineer in Malaysia after completing a 4-Year Engineering Degree that’s Accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia

The recognized academic qualification for registration as a Graduate Engineer with BEM includes the as a Graduate Graduate

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Engineer Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) includes includes the following:

  • An engineering degree accredited/recognized by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) available in an approved list maintained by BEM
  • A pass in Part I & part II of the Engineering Council Examination of United Kingdom or Part I & Part II of the IEM/BEM Graduate Examination in any particular branch for qualifications that is not branch for qualifications qualifications that is not accredited/recognized by BEM/IEM.
  • An engineer who has just graduated with a recognised qualification must register with the Board of Engineers Malaysia. He/she can then start to obtain the necessary training and experience, normally four years, before he/she can attempt to sit for the Professional Interview, an exam to qualify Graduate Members of IEM to be transferred to Corporate Members. Corporate Members of Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) can then apply to upgrade their status to P.Eng. with the Board of Engineers Malaysia.
Asia Pacific University (APU) is ranked Tier 5 or "Excellent" in the SETARA 2013 rating by MQA. APU is now operating at its new iconic campus at Technology Park Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

Asia Pacific University (APU) is ranked Tier 5 or “Excellent” in the SETARA 2013 rating by MQA. APU is now operating at its new iconic campus at Technology Park Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

After graduation, an engineer needs to register with Board of Engineers Malaysia to be a graduate engineer. After a few years of practical experience (supervised by a professional engineer), the graduate engineer can apply to sit for Professional Interview (with IEM). If he/she passes the Interview, he/she can apply to Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) to be a Professional Engineer that entitles him/her to use the title Ir.

  • Engineers Act 1967 requires every engineer to be registered with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM).
  • Graduates from recognised degree programmes shall be registered as Graduate Engineer to work as an engineer.
  • Practical training of more than 3 years is required for application to sit for Professional Interview (PI).
  • A PI candidate will be required to show that he can apply theory in engineering projects, and has acquired the skills of investigation, planning, and design.
  • Upon passing the PI, the candidate can then apply to BEM for registration as a Professional Engineer.

Why become a professional engineer in Malaysia?

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  1. If you ever want or need to become a consulting, engineer, you must be licensed as an Ir or P.Eng.
  2. Only a Ir/P.Eng. can sign and seal engineering documents that are engineering documents that are submitted to a public authority or for public and private clients.
  3. Many companies encourage licensure and some even pay a bonus for becoming a P.Eng.
  4. In education, more universities are requiring a Ir/P.Eng. license to lecture in the engineering faculty or for holding certain positions.
  5. In some industries such as utilities, and government positions, a P.Eng. is required for specified jobs or positions.
  6. With the engineering profession now operating in an international environment, licensing may be required to work in or for other countries. You will be prepared in the event your career moves in this direction (e.g. APEC Engineers, EMF Int. Engineer Register, Washington Accord)

What is the the Washington Accord?

The Washington Accord is a multinational agreement signed in 1989, which recognises the substantial

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equivalency of engineering degree programmes accredited by the responsible bodies in each of the signatory countries such as the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).

Washington Accord is an agreement among the engineering quality assurance organisations of several nations that recognises the substantial equivalency of programs accredited by those organisations.

The agreement paves the way for mutual recognition of accredited programmes, establishing the notion that graduates have met the academic requirements for entry to the practice of engineering in any signatory country.

Signatories have full rights of participation in the Accord; qualifications accredited or recognised by other signatories are recognised by each signatory as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction.

Admission to the Accord is more importantly an endorsement that the engineering education system of the member nation has demonstrated a strong, longterm commitment to quality assurance in producing engineers ready for industry practice in the international scene.

As a Washington Accord signatory, Malaysia’s degrees that have been accredited by Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC)

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will be accepted by other Washington Accord signatories.

This means that students who study in universities with engineering degrees that are accredited by MQA and Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) may find work in other countries that have signed the Washington Accord.

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) uses as a guide the list for Professional/Chartered Engineer by the accreditation organisations of the country where the degree is issued.

Candidates are advised to check with the relevant Engineering Accreditation bodies’ web site for the list recognised degrees of professional chartered level.

However, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) reserves the right to review the list at any time without notice.

Accredited Professional Engineers in Malaysia can work globally because of the Washington Accord

In 2007, Malaysia became a member of The Washington Accord, which recognises experienced professional engineers

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represented by responsible bodies. The Washington Accord is a small group of signatories that have agreed to mutually recognise accredited engineering programmes.

Members of The Washington Accord are Hong Kong, South Africa, Japan, Singapore, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, UK, Ireland, Taipei, Korea, Malaysia and Turkey.

The Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia (ACEM) develop and use the EMF Register as a secure benchmark that allows a professional engineer to be recognised or exempted from licensing or registration in other countries (other than that in which they first gained recognition).

Eligibility for admission to EMF International Register of Professional Engineers Register is limited only to engineers who have completed an accredited or recognised engineering programme, registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and is a corporate member of the IEM who is capable of independent practice.

To qualify for admission to EMF International Register of Professional Engineers Register, a candidate must be:

  • A Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and/or a Corporate Member with the Institution of Engineers Malaysia;
  • Seven years experience after graduation in a recognised engineering discipline;
  • Two years experience in responsible charge of significant work (may be obtained within the seven years experience)
  • Maintained their continuing professional development at a satisfactory level.

Studying Civil Engineering in Malaysia

Curtin University Sarawak Bachelor of Engineering in Civil and Construction Engineering students have industrial training at top companies

Curtin University Sarawak Bachelor of Engineering in Civil and Construction Engineering students have industrial training at top companies

In fact, any infrastructure that’s required to run our modern society needs the input of civil engineers along the way.

Civil Engineering is designing and constructing society’s essential infrastructure to meet the challenges of pollution, traffic congestion, water and energy needs, and urban development. Civil engineering is one of the oldest engineering disciplines and therefore one of the most popular. Civil engineering is responsible for the construction and maintenance of both the natural world and the man-made built environments.

Civil engineering is about constructing, managing and maintaining the infrastructure that supports modern society including buildings, bridges, roads, railways and tunnels; airports and mines; dams, ports and harbours; water supplies and sewerage schemes; and irrigation systems and flood mitigation works.

Civil engineering is based on maths, mechanics and physics, but it’s about creative problem-solving at the

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same time. Students after SPM, O-Levels, UEC, STPM & A-Levels should be good in these subjects. And as most graduates go on to become managers in their careers, it’s also about understanding what people need to be an effective team.

Civil engineers may specialise in particular areas of major works such as structural engineering, water resources, construction, environmental, transportation, and geotechnical engineering. The civil engineering profession in Malaysia is very broad, with opportunities to work in many specialist areas such as:

  • engineering construction and management
  • geotechnical engineering
  • structural engineering
  • transport engineering
  • water engineering
  • civil engineering with architecture

 

What do Civil Engineers work as in Malaysia?

Heriot-Watt University is ranked top in the UK for Business, Actuarial & Engineering courses

Heriot-Watt University is ranked top in the UK for Business, Actuarial & Engineering courses

Civil engineers produce society’s essential infrastructure, from bridges, roads, railways, dams, ports and buildings to water systems and power plants. Civil engineers take on the challenges many of us face every day, such as pollution, traffic in our cities as well as urban development to cater to our growing populations.

Growing cities and more people have high water and energy demands, which civil engineering takes care of Career Opportunities in Civil Engineering With a degree in Civil Engineering you could work in all fields of infrastructure development, from constructing skyscrapers through to design and building dams and bridges. You could also work in regulatory and planning roles with government agencies.

They are involved with infrastructure and environmental projects. It involves the planning, design, supervising, construction and maintaining of facilities for both the public and private sectors.

Civil Engineering involves the design and construction of buildings, transportation facilities and engineering structures like

School of Engineering & Science at the top ranked Curtin University Sarawak

School of Engineering & Science at the top ranked Curtin University Sarawak

bridges, dams, roads, airports, tunnels, bridges,  water supply and sewage systems, waste treatment, harbours, railways, highways and other public utilities.

They must consider many factors in the design process, from the construction costs and expected lifetime of a project to government regulations and potential environmental hazards such as landslides, floods, earthquakes and hurricanes.

Creativity and innovation are needed to solve problems such as the SMART Tunnel which solves transportation and flood problems or the Mass Rapid Transportation (MRT) currently being built in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. The job prospects are good for Civil Engineers in Malaysia as the country is still growing and major companies also have projects in developing countries.

Professional Recognition by the Board of Engineers Malaysia for Civil Engineering

Curtin Sarawak Civil Engineering students

Curtin Sarawak Civil Engineering students

The Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) registers graduates and professional engineers under the Registration of Engineers Act A professional engineer (Ir or PEng) is a person who is licensed to practice to practice engineering in Malaysia after meeting all requirements of the  (e.g. pass PI Examination).

Only an Ir/P.Eng. can sign and seal engineering documents that are engineering documents that are submitted to a public authority or for public and private clients. This is very important especially for Civil Engineers who needs to become a Professional Engineer in order to sign the blueprints. If you study at a university that is not accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), you cannot practice as a Civil Engineer.

All of of the top private universities in Malaysia highlighted below have their civil 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.

Study at the Best Universities in Malaysia for Civil Engineering

Curtin is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). In 2014, Curtin’s position increased by more than 100 places to equal 303rd in the world and equal 10th in Australia.

Curtin is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). In 2014, Curtin’s position increased by more than 100 places to equal 303rd in the world and equal 10th in Australia.

The civil engineering degrees at the top universities in Malaysia should be accredited by MQA and also the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). Other than the academic quality of the universities, students must seriously consider the student environment. Research has shown that employers have rejected 56% of job interviewees because of the lack of skill in the English language.

Graduates with a strong command of the English language have also been found to earn 25% higher salaries and have faster promotions in their jobs. Therefore, in order to succeed, students should choose a private university with an English-speaking student environment to enhance their career competitiveness.

You may save a few thousand by going to a cheaper university with a non-English speaking environment, but remember, you will be getting 25% lower salary and slower promotion for the next 50 years of your work life.

Top Ranked UK Degree in Civil Engineering Degree Course at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Heriot-Watt University is ranked 2nd for Civil Engineering in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2016 and 9th in the Complete University Guide 2016.

The programme at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia covers the main civil engineering disciplines of Structures, Geotechnics, Water Engineering, and Highway

Students at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia are taught by top professors and receive personal attention

Students at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia are taught by top professors and receive personal attention

Engineering, and provides students with the key skills and knowledge required to become chartered civil or structural engineers. After graduation, students are equipped to work for engineering consultants, contractors or government at management level.

The core curriculum includes instruction in all main subject areas, concentrating on analysis and materials behaviour, with increasing focus on design and management in the specialisation years. Throughout, there is an emphasis on the personal development of students within a professional environment.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia graduates have excellent employment prospects. They design and oversee construction projects such as urban drainage systems, roads, bridges, buildings and airports. All civil and structural engineering programmes at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia are supported by the civil engineering industry advisory committee, which includes representatives from major multi-national employers offering advice, guidance and work placement opportunities.

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BEng students who meet the progression requirements for the MEng programme may transfer programmes at the end of Year 2.

Teaching and Assessment of the Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

An intellectually stimulating environment at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

An intellectually stimulating environment at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Teaching involves a mix of lectures, tutorials and practical work. Assessment is by a combination of coursework and examination. By the final year, coursework assessment, principally through the design project and research dissertations, accounts for approximately 50% of the final assessment.

Students interested in registering at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, please go to this link. For information on hostel accommodation at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, go to this link. Scholarships are available to deserving Malaysian students who have achieved high results in their SPM, STPM, A-Levels or UEC examinations.

Programme content of the Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

First Year Subjects for the Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

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Students study courses such as:

  • Hydraulics
  • Determinate Structures
  • Design Studies
  • Civil Engineering Materials.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in site visits and field courses.

Second Year Subjects for the Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

This year is concerned with engineering principles and includes courses such as:

  • Transportation Engineering
  • Concrete Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Steel Element Design
  • Geotechnics

Third Year Subjects for the Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Students complete a research dissertation and engage in subjects in more depth. Courses include more specialist options such as:

  • Structural Element Design
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Analysis of Indeterminate Structures

Students also undertake a design project that involves collaborative work with students from other disciplines within the built environment professions.

Fourth Year (MEng only)

Pending MOE approval

Accreditation of the Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

In accordance with Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s normal practice, their professionally orientated programmes are designed to meet the educational requirements for membership of relevant professional institutions, and the university seeks accreditation by UK and international professional bodies in accordance with their standard procedures.

Heriot-Watt University is a Top Ranked University in the UK and in the World

  • In the top 400 worldwide by QS World’s Top Universities

    Heriot-Watt University

    Heriot-Watt University

  • THE’s ‘Table of Tables’ is the combined results of the three main UK university league tables – the Good University Guide (published by The Times and The Sunday Times), The Guardian and The Complete University Guide.In the Table of Tables 2015: Heriot-Watt is placed 25th in the UK – rising from 28th the previous year
  • 63rd in the world, 10th in the UK and 2nd in Scotland in The Times Higher Education ‘100 Under 50’ 2013 (University Royal Charter awarded in 1966).
  • 22nd in the world, based on the ‘international outlook’ indicator in the World University Rankings in the Times Higher Education – World’s Most International Universities.
  • Scottish University of the Year 2012-13 (and 2011-12) and UK University of the Year for Student Experience 2012-13 by the Sunday Time

Best BEM Accredited Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Construction Engineering) Degree Courses at the Top Ranked Curtin University Sarawak

Curtin University Sarawak’s Bachelor of Engineering in Civil and Construction Engineering program covers the application of

Curtin University Sarawak Bachelor of Engineering in Civil and Construction Engineering students have industrial training at top companies

Curtin University Sarawak Bachelor of Engineering in Civil and Construction Engineering students have industrial training at top companies

basic scientific and technological principles to the design and construction of facilities necessary to serve the needs of the society.

Civil Engineering projects range from large public infrastructures such as road networks, bridges, water treatment and supply systems, dams, and underground construction to private developments such as commercial or industrial centres and urban housing development.

Civil engineering projects require close working relationships with other groups including planners, architects, environmental scientists, and regulatory bodies.

This necessitates development of an appreciation of the impact of civil works on society in terms of both social and financial obligations.

The Bachelor of Engineering in Civil and Construction Engineering of Curtin University of Technology Sarawak Campus is fully accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and by Engineers Australia.

To qualify for the grade of Corporate Member of these institutions, graduates are required to complete a minimum of four-year approved experience following the award of the Bachelor of Engineering degree.

A graduate in civil and construction engineering possess skills readily transferable between employers, and may expect to find employment within the urban and rural development industry, with consulting engineers, contractors, and federal, state or municipal authorities.

School of Engineering & Science at Curtin University Sarawak

School of Engineering & Science at Curtin University Sarawak

Other opportunities for employment are afforded in research laboratories and academic institutions.

There are many fields of specialization both by class of industry and by nature of work, among others, transportation engineering, community infrastructures, urban and rural drainage, environmental management, project management, public health and coastal engineering.

Curtin University Sarawak’s  Department of Civil and Construction Engineering strives for excellence in teaching and learning and innovative research and development.

The university has cutting-edge facilities and dedicated academic and technical staff to support our academic programs and research. Curtin University Sarawak’s department and its staff also have close ties with industry and the wider community to offer practice-related education, preparing our students for a successful and rewarding career. Their graduates are exceptionally well-prepared for challenging careers, handling major projects and being on the fast track towards new heights in their careers.

Curtin University Sarawak is a top ranking university in Malaysia with a 300-acre campus

Curtin University Sarawak is a top ranking university in Malaysia with a 300-acre campus

Curtin’s staff members come from highly-reputable universities all over the world, with specialised knowledge that runs the gamut of Civil and Construction Engineering, ranging from geotechnical engineering, to structures and construction management, to water and environmental engineering.

Curtin’s bachelor of Civil and Construction Engineering course is a good balance of theoretical background and practical experience throughout the four years of study. Students are equipped with the practical skills necessary to begin working effectively as a graduate engineer immediately after completion.

Curtin’s Civil and Construction Engineering graduates have found work all over the world, and are dealing with mega projects, bettering people’s lives. Others have found their passion in smaller, more specialised work.

The university ensures that their graduates have the understanding necessary to maintain their skills and competencies throughout their professional career.

Due to its excellent quality, Curtin University Sarawak’s Civil and Construction Engineering course is accredited by the Engineers Accreditation Council (EAC) of the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), as well as Engineers Australia (EA).

Curtin University Sarawak is Curtin University's largest branch campus with 300-acre campus next to a lake

Curtin University Sarawak is Curtin University’s largest branch campus with 300-acre campus next to a lake

Concentrations and Specialisations of the Bachelor of Engineering in Civil and Construction Engineering at Curtin University Sarawak

  • Engineering Solution for Sustainable & Renewable Development Research
  • Structures and construction
  • Environmental management
  • Geotechnical engineering

Engineering First Year (EFY) program at Curtin University Sarawak

The Engineering First Year (EFY) program prepares students to enter their second year in their chosen engineering discipline.

School of Engineering & Science at Curtin University Sarawak

School of Engineering & Science at Curtin University Sarawak

EFY students learn mechanics, materials and electrical systems which provides a good physical understanding in order to design engineering solutions for the physical world.

Engineering solutions also require a mathematical and logical mind.

This aspect will be trained in the two engineering mathematics unit and one programming unit offered in the year.

Even the best engineering mind does not work in isolation. Now, more important than ever, engineers are expected to perform in teams and communicate with technical and non-technical people.

In semester one and semester two of EFY, we put students into multi-cultural groups to design, build and present engineering solutions.

These Problem Based Learning (PBL) approaches simulate the engineer’s working environment and better prepares student for their studies and the rigours of the working world. One of the strengths of the EFY program is students have the chance to change their course before entering second year. With the EFY program, students have one year to meet with senior students, academics and industry partners who can give a clearer and accurate sense of the many engineering discipline offered in Curtin Sarawak.

A 300-acre beautiful lakeside campus of the Curtin University Sarawak

A 300-acre beautiful lakeside campus of the Curtin University Sarawak

The student can then make the right choice in his or her career.

Student engineers who complete the EFY have demonstrated competence in engineering knowledge, worked in teams and communicated engineering designs.

They are ready and able to continue their second year studies and in a few years transition from student engineer to graduate engineer.

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Construction Engineering) Course Structure from Year 2 to Year 4 at Curtin University Sarawak

ENGINEERING YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1 Civil & Construction Engineering Subjects

School of Engineering & Science at Curtin University Sarawak

School of Engineering & Science at Curtin University Sarawak

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Civil Engineering Methods

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2 Civil & Construction Engineering Subjects

  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Design
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Geotechnical Engineering

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1 Civil & Construction Engineering Subjects

  • Civil and Structural Design
  • Structural Analysis
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Water Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Project & Cost Management

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2 Civil & Construction Engineering Subjects

  • Civil and Structural Design
  • Construction Tech and Methods
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering

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    Excellent sports facilities at Curtin University Sarawak

  • Water and Environmental Engineering

YEAR 4 SEMESTER 1 Civil & Construction Engineering Subjects

  • 302796 Integrated Design and Construction
  • 4158 Civil Engineering Project
  • 312697 CE Practices Quality & Legislation

*Options (Select Two of Below)

  • Water Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering

YEAR 4 SEMESTER 2 Civil & Construction Engineering Subjects

  • Integrated Design and Construction
  • Civil Engineering Project
  • Sustainable Development in Civil Engineering

*Options (Select Three of Below)

  • Water Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering

Curtin University Sarawak Rankings & Reputation

Curtin Sarawak Civil Engineering students

Curtin Sarawak Civil Engineering students

  • 2014 – Curtin University Sarawak is rated Tie5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 ranking of universities in Malaysia by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
  • 2013 – Curtin Sarawak achieves ISO 9001: 2008 certification, delivered by certifying agency SIRIM QAS Sdn. Bhd. Itbrings Curtin Sarawak in line with Curtin University’s campuses in Perth and Singapore, which have also achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification.
  • 2013 – Higher degree by research (HDR) student Lue Ik Hong becomes Curtin Sarawak’s second recipient of MyBrain15 scholarship for postgraduate study.
  • 2013 – Curtin Sarawak achieves a Tier 5 or “Excellent” rating for Engineering in the new Discipline-Based Rating System (D-Setara) introduced by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) to rate the quality of teaching and learning of undergraduates in Malaysian higher learning institutions.

Top Ranked UCSI University Offers Affordable Civil Engineering Degree Accredited by Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

UCSI University is ranked Tier 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 offers state-of-the-art facilities at their strategically located campus in Cheras, KL

UCSI University is ranked Tier 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 offers state-of-the-art facilities at their strategically located campus in Cheras, KL

The Faculty of Engineering Technology and Built Environment (FETBE) at UCSI University came into existence in 2007 as a result of a synergetic merger between the School of Engineering and the School of Architecture and Built Environment, which were established in 1992 and 2005, respectively.

Supported by decades of accumulated experience in the education and industrial sectors, the faculty has evolved rapidly to become one of the most prestigious and innovative providers of engineering and architectural education, not only in Malaysia but throughout the region. Notably, the faculty offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that have gained national and international recognition.

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.

The civil engineering programme focuses on the development of theoretical concepts, practical engineering

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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 for the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering at UCSI University

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 for the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering at UCSI University

All of UCSI University’s engineering degree programmes comply with the latest requirements for accreditation by the Malaysian

Control, Instrumentation Pneumatic & Hydraulics Lab for Civil Engineering Students at UCSI University

Control, Instrumentation Pneumatic & Hydraulics Lab for Civil Engineering Students at UCSI University

Engineering Accreditation Council, which fulfils the international requirements drafted in the Washington Accord.

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.

Year 1 Subjects for the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering at UCSI University

Geomatic & Concrete Lab for civil engineering students at UCSI University

Geomatic & Concrete Lab for civil engineering students at UCSI University

  • 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 Subjects for the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering at UCSI University

Control, Instrumentation Pneumatic & Hydraulics Lab for Civil Engineering Students at UCSI University

Control, Instrumentation Pneumatic & Hydraulics Lab for Civil Engineering Students at UCSI University

  • 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 Subjects for the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering at UCSI University

Geomatic and Concrete Lab for Civil Engineering at UCSI University

Geomatic and Concrete Lab for Civil Engineering at UCSI University

  • 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 Subjects for the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering at UCSI University

  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 4
  • Capstone Design Project
  • Geotechnical Design
  • Groundwater Hydrology
  • Highway Design
  • Design/Research Project A
  • Contract & Estimation
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Project Construction & Management
  • Design/Research Project B

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  1. May I know what’s transportation engineer do?

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    • Transport engineers plan, design and operate the large public and private infrastructure systems that connect our physical world. We need a broad range of continually evolving, large-scale transport infrastructure, including road, rail, air and water. Transport engineers quantify and optimise our mobility infrastructure networks to meet travel and freight demands, while ensuring safety, equity and sustainability, at minimal levels of congestion and cost.

      Transport engineering has always been one of the essential civil engineering disciplines, impacting roadways, bridges, transit stations, airports and sea ports etc.

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  2. Iftikhar Tanwir

    Can you name sone good public or private university for Petroleum or civil engineering ??
    Private university should be affordable but good in respect to teaching and campus….

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  3. may female be engineer(get job) in malaysia? isn’t all course of civil engineering suit for male only?

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    • Although most students taking up civil engineering are guys, but that doesn’t mean that there are not girls in the courses. Employers do not look at sex when they hire graduates, they look at the skills and competence. So, if you like civil engineering, then go for it. If you want more details on the course, please email me at info@eduspiral.com.my with your full name and mobile number.

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