Programme Overview

Being one of the most recognized universities in the field of civil engineering in Malaysia, IUKL offers a Master of Civil Engineering (by research) programme.  The Master in Civil Engineering is designed to provide students with a formal qualification in engineering at the master’s level. The candidate may choose any area of civil engineering offered i.e Construction, Structural, Geotechnical, Hydraulic & Water Resources and Highway & Pavement engineering. Career opportunities exist in a wide range of organizations including manufacturing companies, research organizations, academic institutions, energy agencies, local, state and federal governments and local authorities.

Duration of Study

Full time : 1 ½ – 2 years
Part time : 3 – 4 years

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field with a CGPA of 2.75 and above from IUKL or any institutions of higher learning accredited by the government, OR other equivalent qualifications approved by the Senate of IUKL
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA of 2.50 and above may apply to the programme pending internal assessment by the faculty
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA of 2.00 and above may apply to the programme subject to minimum 5 years of working experience in relevant field
  • For local applicants, sufficient mastery of the English language to satisfactorily complete the course
  • International applicants who originate from a country where English is the native language; OR are required to have a minimum score of TOEFL 550 OR IELTS 6.0.; OR have attained a degree from a university where the medium of instruction is in English.
  • To prepare students to be competent for research and development in specific areas of civil engineering.
  • To develop of students’ intellectual ability through research and successful application of advanced tools and techniques that will support their professional development.
  • The programme offers flexibility of research projects: academic, professional, industrial, etc.
  • The research project will be guided by an appointed supervisor.
  • The student will be required to attend seminars in the research area.
  • The student will be required to present and defend his/her research proposal at the end of his/her first quarter of study.
  • The student is required to submit monthly progress reports to his/her supervisor. Periodic consultations will be arranged as set by the supervisor.
  • The Postgraduate Studies Committee will review the performance of the student on a quarterly basis.
  • Upon completion of his/her research, the student will present and defend his/her thesis.
Construction Engineering
  • Construction of physical infrastructure facilities
  • Rural and low-cost housing
  • Small and medium industrial buildings

Geotechnical Engineering

  • Appropriate foundation design
  • Ground improvement methods
  • Slope stabilization

Highway and Pavement Engineering

  • Development of new materials
  • New techniques in design

Structural Engineering

  • Advanced concrete technology
  • Design problems for structures
  • Modeling of structures

Water Resources Engineering

  • Analysis and modeling of hydraulic and hydrological systems
  • River and estuary studies and flood control
  • Surface and ground water quality modeling
MALAYSIAN STUDENTS
Tuition Fees RM29,390.00
Deposit (Refundable) RM300.00
Insurance RM70.00/year

To view complete fee structure for Malaysian Students, please click HERE
To view complete fee structure for International Students, please click HERE

Medical ExaminationRM250.00/year

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Tuition Fees RM30,700.00
Caution Fee (Refundable) RM1,500.00
International Student Administrative Fee RM4,200.00
Medical Insurance RM500.00/year
Visa Processing Fee RM381.60/year

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