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

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
Medical Examination RM250.00/year
Visa Processing Fee RM381.60/year

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