Civil and Construction Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering -BEng. (Hons.)(Civil and Construction Engineering)

MoHE Course Code: (R/526/6/0107)


Location Bentley or Sarawak
Study Method Full-time
Study Mode On-Campus
Intake February or August
Duration 4 Years

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.

First Year

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.

Why Civil and Construction Engineering?

  • The qualification offers a high level of job mobility.
  • The course has extensive support and collaboration from industry players.
  • This professional and practically-orientated course is highly prized by graduates and respected by professional engineers.
  • The course is a comprehensive combination of civil engineering and construction engineering

Minimum English language entry requirements

International English
Language Testing System
Overall 6.5
(no individual band
below 6.0)
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

Cut-off scores

GCE-A Level/ STPM/ (best of 3 subjects) 8
UEC (best of 5 selected subjects) 28
IB 28
Ontario Gr 70
India/ Pakistan 76%
Sri Lanka 9

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
The following UEC subjects are included in the aggregate of best five subject:
• Mathematics • Advance Mathematics I • Advance Mathematics II • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • Business Studies • Bookkeeping and Accounts • Accounting
• Economics • History • Geography • Computing and Information Technology

Note: scores for individual prerequisites may be taken into consideration for assessment purposes.

Minimum academic entry requirements

Course Prerequisites

Mathematics (including calculus), physics and chemistry.

Click on the link below to view the Fees and Charges for the offered course.

Fees and Charges

Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)

Public Services Department (JPA)

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

Engineers Australia (EA)

Washington Accord

Diploma applications will be treated on case to case basis.

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.

Year 1 Sem 1 Year 2 Sem 1 Year 3 Sem 1 Year 4 Sem 1
MCEN 1000
Engineering Mechanics
ENGR 2000
Fluid Mechanics
STEN 3001
Structural Design 2
CSEN 4001
Integrated Design and Construction 1
INDE 1000
Engineering Foundations –  Principles & Communication
STEN 2001
Structural Analysis 1
STEN 3000
Structural Analysis 3
CVEN 4003
Civil Engineering Research Project 1
MATH 1002
Engineering Mathematics 1
STEN 2002
Civil Engineering Materials
GEOT 3000
Geotechnical Engineering 2
CSEN 4003
Civil Engineering Practices Quality and Legislation
MAEN 1000
Engineering Materials
CVEN 2000
Civil Engineering Drawing and Surveying
CVEN 3000
Pumps and Open Channel Flow
(Select 2)CVEN 4000 Water Systems and StructuresORSTEN 4001 Prestressed Concrete Design and ConstructionORENEN 4001 Environmental EngineeringORGEOT 4000 Deep Foundations and Piling
CSEN 3000
Civil Engineering Project and Cost Management
Year 1 Sem 2 Year 2 Sem 2 Year 3 Sem 2 Year 4 Sem 2
ELEN 1000
Electrical Systems
STEN 2003
Structural Analysis 2
STEN 3002
Structural Design 3
CVEN 4004
Civil Engineering Research Project 2
MATH 1003
Engineering Mathematics 2
STEN 2000
Structural Design 1
CSEN 3001
Earthworks and Temporary Structures
CSEN 4002
Integrated Design and Construction 2
INDE 1001
Engineering Foundations – Design and Processes
STEN 2004
Structural Mechanics
GEOT 3001
Geotechnical Engineering 3
ENEN 4000 Sustainable Development in Civil Engineering
COMP 1004
Engineering Programming
GEOT 2000
Geotechnical Engineering 1
TREN 3000
Transportation Engineering
(Select 3)CVEN 4001 Environmental Hydraulics and HydrologyORGEOT 4001 Shallow Foundations and Retaining WallsORTREN 4001 Pavement Materials and Structural Design
ENGR 1000
Evolution Development Successes and Failures of Engineering
WSEN 3000
Hydrology and Environmental Engineering

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