Diploma in Civil Engineering

Faculty of Architecture & The Built Environment JPT/BPP(U) 1000-801/36/Jld7(1)

The programme aims, objectives and learning outcomes stress on the creation of tangible outcomes in the form of projects, assignments and case studies. The individual module outlines focus in on the themes of leadership, social responsibility, scholarship, community involvement, ethical values and professionalism.

Civil engineering is the most diverse branch of engineering directly related to facilities and systems used by the public in their daily life. Civil engineers are engaged in the planning, designing, construction and maintenance of bridges, buildings, foundations, dams, sanitary and solid waste disposal systems, highways, airport facilities, transportation systems, waterways, hydroelectric installations, pipelines, coal preparation, loading facilities, and other systems and structures.

Engineering students get a sound basic knowledge of science and a set of core courses in humanities and social sciences. Design is incorporated across the Civil Engineering curriculum, and the design experience begins early with some exposure in the Surveying and Mechanics of Materials courses. Design exposure continues during the junior and senior years with 11 courses having a design component for a total of 19 hours. The design component is completed with a capstone design course in which student teams are responsible for the completion of a comprehensive civil engineering project. It involves several civil engineering disciplines with oral and written presentations of the project.

Meaningful design experience is also included in several of the required and elective civil engineering courses. Required courses and required elective courses which include significant design content are Hydraulic Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Highway Design, the structural design elective (Structural Steel Design or Reinforced Concrete Design), the required geotechnical elective (Foundation Design or Groundwater and Seepage), the environmental elective (Advanced Sanitary or Advanced Hydraulics), and Civil Engineering Projects. One of the two additional electives (one CVLE and one Technical) also contain significant design content.

The Civil Engineering Projects class, originally designed to serve the "capstone design" concept, requires the students to completely design a civil engineering project encompassing several of the civil engineering disciplines. Discussion and consideration of constraints such as economic factor, safety, reliability, aesthetics, ethics, and social impact are incorporated as a normal part of most design courses. Aesthetics and social impact are stressed in the Sanitary Engineering course; and ethics, safety, social impact, and professional issues are covered in the Civil Engineering Seminar course. In addition to design, the Civil Engineering Projects course includes principles of project and/or civil engineering, cost analysis and estimating, and scheduling. It highlights the significance of developing well-prepared civil engineering professionals, especially within the context of Malaysia. As a result, we demonstrate the essential need for preparation of the respective academic programme.

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Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
Mathematics 1 Engineering Calculation
Engineering Physics I & LAB Mathematics 2
Engineering Chemistry & LAB Engineering Physics II & LAB
Computer Application LAB Engineering Drawing
Introduction to Built Environment Construction Materials
Malaysian Studies (Degree) Bahasa Kebangsaan A DIP/DEG (Local)
  Bahasa Kebangsaan B DIP/DEG (International)
Year 2
Semester 3 Semester 4
Engineering Mechanics & LAB Structural Engineering Design 1 (Concrete)
Structure Elements Transportation Engineering
Surveying 1 & LAB Fluid Mechanics
CAD in Civil Engineering LAB 1 Water Resource Management
Islamic Studies/Moral Studies Surveying 2 & LAB
Year 3
Semester 5 Semester 6
Structural Engineering Design 2 (Steel) Construction Management
Quantity Surveying Building Interior Design
Concrete Technology and Construction Urban Planning
Water and Wastewater Management Final Project
CAD in Civil Engineering LAB 2  
Construction LAB  
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