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Introduction to Civil Engineering

 Civil Engineering is one of the engineering disciplines aside from the main branches of mechanical, electrical,  and chemical.

Civil engineering deals with construction, design, operation and maintenance of all built environments. This includes major infrastructure like highways, bridges, tunnels, water systems, dams, railroads and airports. A profession that has helped greatly in increasing knowledge on how to build and create an environment that is both safe and convenient to live in, civil engineers are essential in the progression of society.

The Pyramid of Giza, Eiffel Tower, Stonehenge and Taj Mahal are some examples that stand tall and strong as monuments of human civilization and urbanization. These achievements would not have been possible without the hard work of many civil engineers today. 

As society continues to develop with the evolvement of technology, civil engineers will be high in demand for the creation and merging of various infrastructures. 

Fields in Civil Engineering

Civil engineering consists of a wide spectrum of sub-disciplines. You can choose to specialize in the following branches: 

Construction Engineering: Deals with the planning and construction of a building. A construction project involves coordinating contracts, overseeing the transportation of materials to the site, and checking the logistical operations. 

Structural Engineering: Involves the study and analysis of structures like bridges, flyovers, and buildings. These engineers are responsible for creating safe, durable buildings that can endure environmental factors such as earthquakes, floods and strong winds. 

Geotechnical Engineering: Analyzes the rock and soil of an area to ensure the ground is stable enough to withstand a construction in the future. 

Transportation Engineering: Deals with the planning, construction and maintenance of transportation systems such as roads, bridges, railways and airports. The goal is to reduce traffic congestion and minimize the risk of accidents happening. 

Water Resource Engineering: Involves the design and construction of systems that collect and distribute water as a natural resource. Water resource engineers focus on wastewater procedures and water filtration to improve the quality of water resources in a neighbourhood. 

Environmental Engineering: Involves creating ways to solve environmental problems and conserve the natural environment. These engineers are responsible for solid waste management improving the quality of the air, and creating sustainable options to environmental issues. 

What are the requirements to study this course?

To successfully get admission into the Civil Engineering programme, students must meet the minimum academic and entry-level English language requirements.

However, requirements could vary according to institutions. You may contact us for more details.

Diploma in Civil Engineering:    

  • SPM with a minimum of 5 passes in Science subjects (physics, maths, mathematics)   

Bachelor’s level in Civil Engineering:

  • Foundations / A levels in Science (physics, maths, mathematics)   
  • Pass 4 relevant subjects in STPM, including English
  • Admission into Year 2 upon completing a Diploma in the Engineering discipline

Master’s degree in Civil Engineering:

  • Completed any relevant Degree or any equivalent International Degree with minimum CGPA 2.0, 

Doctorate (PhD):

  • Completed a relevant Masters Degree from recognised Institutes or any equal International Institute.

English language requirements (minimum):

    • TOEFL score 55
    • IELTS score of 5
    • Kaplan iBT 61
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE)  53
    • MUET Band 4 and above

How much does an Engineer make?

The average tuition fees for Engineering can vary from one institute to another according to different levels and qualifications. Here are the average estimated tuition fees below:


Foundation /A-Levels: RM 15,000 – RM 30,000

Diploma / Bachelor’s Degree: RM 65,000 – RM 190,000

Master’s Degree: RM 65,000 – RM 190,000

PhD: RM 75,000 – RM 125,000

What are the career prospects?

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