Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Honours

Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Honours


Intakes: March, June/July & Sept/Oct
Mode of Study: Full Time
Duration: 4 years
Credits: 140

Level of Study:
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This programme will provides you with a solid grounding in the design, construction and management of civil engineering works and equip you with the technical knowledge, communication skills and ability to operate as a civil engineer within the construction industry. Graduates will not only be multi-talented but also versatile in nature.

Civil engineering is a branch of knowledge that deals with the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of structure and infra-structures for the benefit of mankind. Civil engineering is one of the oldest engineering disciplines and, therefore, one of the most popular.

Is this programme for me?

  • If you are a determined person, energetic, ambitious and willing to take challenges, then engineering is for you.
  • If you like to create, innovate and improve, then engineering is definitely a right choice for you.
  • If you like to create wealth, contribute to society and make life better, then engineering is the right profession for you.

What will I learn?

You will learn very interesting things about what you always see around you. For example, you will study the characteristics of concrete, soil, water, rainfall, traffic, environment, etc.

Then you will get to explore the design process either manually or using software tools. Lastly, you will explore how to design a project from the start until its completion.

What should I expect?

Civil Engineering is a rewarding and challenging profession which aims at building and maintaining the physical infrastructure of our society for the benefit of humanity. The majority of the infrastructure that surrounds us is the work of a civil engineer. IUKL students are able to develop the technical knowledge, communication skills and ability to operate as a future civil engineer.

What will I do?

Civil engineers design and build bridges, roads, railways, and tunnels. They design and build tall structures and large buildings such as multi-storey car parks, train stations, ports and stadiums. Once completed, civil engineers are involved in the operation and maintenance of these structures.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

  • PEO 1: To produce graduates with sufficient knowledge and competency in various areas in civil engineering.
  • PEO 2: To produce graduates with professional attributes, and readily adaptable to the global work environment.
  • PEO 3: To produce graduates for work in the development of infrastructure.

⇨ PEO Achievement based on Alumni Survey and Employer Survey (2013-2021)

Graduates of this programme are expected to demonstrate the following abilities (Programme Learning Outcome – (PLO))

  • PLO1: Ability to acquire and apply knowledge of mathematics, science and civil engineering fundamentals to the solution of complex civil engineering problems.
  • PLO2: Ability to critically identify, formulate, research literature and analyse complex engineering problems based on first principles of engineering knowledge.
  • PLO3: Ability to design solutions for systems, components or processes for complex engineering problems.
  • PLO4: Ability to conduct investigation and research into complex problems to provide valid conclusions.
  • PLO5: Ability to create, select and apply contemporary skills, tools and techniques in complex civil engineering activities.
  • PLO6: Ability to assess and apply social, health, safety, legal and cultural responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solutions to complex engineering problems.
  • PLO7: Ability to understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solutions of complex engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts.
  • PLO8: Ability to acquire and commit professional and ethical responsibilities to the norms of engineering practice.
  • PLO9: Ability to communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large.
  • PLO10: Ability to function effectively as an individual or a member or a leader in diverse teams of multi-disciplinary settings to achieve common goals.
  • PLO11: Ability to engage in independent and life-long learning consistent with technological change.
  • PLO12: Ability to apply engineering and management principles, business acumen and prepared to embark in entrepreneurship.


STPM Minimum 2 Principal Passes (including Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry) and pass English in SPM
A-Level Minimum 2 Principal Passes (D) (including Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry)
UEC Minimum 5 Bs (including Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry)
Diploma / HND Minimum CGPA of 2.00
Foundation/Matriculation Minimum CGPA of 2.00
SAM/HSC/AUSMAT TER/UAI: Average of 60% or higher in 5 subjects (including Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry)
CPU/CIMP Minimum of 60% or higher in 6 subjects (including Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry)
IB Minimum 26/42 points or higher based on 6 subjects including 4/7 in Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry
DVM Minimum CGPA of 2.50 (Required to take Remedial Courses during first semester)
Other Qualifications As recognized by the Senate of IUKL as equivalent to STPM
PTE 47
Cambridge English 154


Year 1

Engineering Mathematics I, Principle of Statics and Dynamics, Engineering Survey, Engineering Survey Fieldwork, Engineering Geology, Construction Materials, Engineering Mathematics II, Strength of Materials, Engineering, Drawing and CAD, Fundamental Accounting & Finance, MPU Subjects (U1, U2, U3)

Year 2

Building Services, Structural Analysis I, Fluid Mechanics, Soil Mechanics, Economics for Engineers, ComputerProgramming, Introduction to Environmental Engineering, Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Engineering Statistics, Concrete, Fluid and Soil Laboratory, Hydrology, Structural Analysis II, Hydraulics, Technical & Professional Communication, MPU Subjects (U4)

Year 3

Reinforced Concrete Design I, Geotechnical Engineering, Highway Engineering, Structure, Hydraulic and Traffic, Laboratory, Water and Wastewater Engineering, Construction Technology, Steel Design, Foundation Engineering, Environment, Geotechnical and Highway Laboratory, Timber Design, Structural Analysis III, Product Design &Innovation, Industrial Training, Operational Methods

Year 4

Thesis I, Thesis II, Reinforced Concrete Design II, Construction Project Management, Infrastructure Design Project, Entrepreneurship for Engineers, Engineers, Society & Sustainability, Estimating and Contract, High Rise Design Project, Technical Elective I, Technical Elective II

Technical Elective I/II U1 / U2 / U3 / U4
Advanced Hydraulics and Hydrology Hubungan Etnik
Transportation Planning Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia
Environment, Safety and Health Pengajian Malaysia 3
Land Laws and Regulations Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
Solid Waste Management Bahasa Kebangsaan A
Hazardous Waste Management Basic Entrepreneurship
Water Supply and Sewerage Personal Financial Planning
Retaining Structures Office Application
Offshore Engineering Professional Communication
Water Resources Engineering Small Group Communication
Pavement Analysis and Design Pengajian Islam 2
Traffic Analysis and Design Pendidikan Moral 2
Route Design & Surveying Nutrition and Public Health
The Constitution of Malaysia
Football 2
Netball 2
Badminton 2
Futsal 2
Introduction to Theatre

Professional Recognition

This programme is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) and recognized by the Malaysian Government. EAC is a delegated body by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) as the only recognized accrediting body for engineering degree programmes offered in Malaysia.

This degree is also internationally recognised under the Washington Accord, a multi-national agreement which recognises the substantial equivalency of engineering degree programmes accredited by the responsible bodies in each of the current signatory countries.

List of Full Signatory Countries

Signatory status approved at IEAM 2022 on the basis of a virtual review, approval subject to conditions set out by the Washington Accord meeting.


List of Provisional Signatory Countries

** Provisional Signatories are recognised as having appropriate systems and processes in place to develop towards becoming a Full Signatory.

How does the professional recognition for this programme benefit me?

Recognition under the Washington Accord allows graduates to be recognised worldwide for career opportunities or for further education progression.

After graduation, an engineer needs to register with the 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 BEM to be a Professional Engineer that entitles him/her to use the title Ir.

BEM Circulars Related to Mandatory Registration with BEM

The Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) is a federal statutory agency under the Ministry of Works Malaysia established under the Registration of Engineers Act 1967 (REA 1967). Amongst its primary roles are to register Graduate Engineer (GE), Engineering Technologist (ET), and Inspector of Works (IoW) and to regulate the professional conduct and practice of registered Persons to safeguard the safety, health and interest of the public.

The links of BEM circulars related to mandatory registration with BEM and promotional webinars/videos of BEM are as follows:

1. BEM Official Website
2. Mandatory Registration with the Board of Engineers Malaysia
3. BEM Mini Convention Presentation Material
4. BEM Webinar Presentation Material
5. BEM Official Youtube Channel



  • Civil Engineer
  • Consultant Engineer
  • Project manager
  • Hydrologist
  • Transport and urban planner

Who will employ me?

Once you graduate, you can register yourselves with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (only for local graduates), to recognise you as a graduate engineer. You can then work as an engineer with:

  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Developers
  • Planning and Scheduling Firms
  • Government Agency / Authority

The job could be related to 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.


How much will I make?

The average salary for a fresh graduate in this field can be from RM 1,500 to RM 3,000 monthly. But of course, your salary will also depend on the company that you work for. The more experienced you are, the higher your salary will be.

Did you know?

  • At IUKL, the Bachelor of Civil Engineering programme has the highest number of students.
  • This programme’s academic curriculum is at par with some of the public universities in Malaysia.
  • IUKL is a subsidiary of Protasco Berhad, which has various other subsidiaries that provide services such as Engineering & Consultancy, Construction, Property & Infrastructure, Trading & Manufacturing and Maintenance in which, students get the advantage of getting direct exposure from these companies.

A word of advice

You should be prepared mentally and physically, starting from the learning process until you step into the working world.

You must be good in Mathematics and Physics as both subjects are widely used in this field.

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