Master of Civil Engineering

Master of Civil Engineering

Intakes: March, June/July & Sept/Oct
Full Time: 2 – 4 years
Structure: By Research
Level of Study:
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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.

Key Features

  • 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.

Learning/Research Methodology

  • 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.

Research Areas

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
  • Modelling of structures

Water Resources Engineering

  • Analysis and modelling of hydraulic and hydrological systems
  • River and estuary studies and flood control
  • Surface and ground water quality modelling


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field with a CGPA of 2.50 and above from any institutions of higher learning recognized by Malaysian government OR other qualifications approved by the Senate of IUKL.
  • Applicants with CGPA of 2.00 and above may apply to the programme pending internal assessment by the Faculty of Engineering and Technology Infrastructure, IUKL.
  • Degree holders of Bachelor’s of Science or Technology (non-engineering or engineering technology) with CGPA above 2.0 but less than 2.5 may be admitted, subject to a rigorous internal assessment
PTE 47
Cambridge English 154

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