Top 5 Universities to Study Civil Engineering (Hons) Degree in Malaysia 2019

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What is Civil Engineering?

The duties of a civil engineer are to develop, implement, and control the infrastructure and environment such as roads, bridges, buildings, tunnels, canals, dams, airports. pipelines, harbours, railways, and sewerage systems. A civil engineer can be categorised into few sections such as geotechnical engineering, construction and management engineer, transport engineer, and etc. The rapid growth of technology and society leads to higher demand in the engineering field, in which the future for engineers seems to be promising and bright. 

People who are good at science and mathematics will found out that civil engineering to be their ideal course to pursue their education path due to the very nature of engineering that offers complexity and challenging experience. Various type of courses for civil engineering can be discovered in the vast field of the education industry in Malaysia included construction, management, and etc but knowing which programme suits you is critical and important. Therefore, we would like to provide a better insight into the depth of Civil Engineering.

Should I Study Civil Engineer?

Are you wondering what skills do you need to study Civil Engineering? well, these are the three key qualities and skills needed as a Civil Engineering.

Should I Study Civil Engineer?

Management SkillsThe ability to plan, organize, implement, solve, and control any difficult and complex tasks are a crucial trait for a Civil Engineer, one must be able to adapt and solve sudden situations that will generally occur on the working field. Handling numerous projects are difficult for an individual, therefore it must be arranged and organised properly in order to utilise the resources and limited time efficiently.

Excel in Mathematics – Civil Engineer studies the principles of calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and probability to calculate, measure and fixing the issues. In Mathematics, learning the basics are simple enough but mastered it proven to be quite challenging for most people.

Creativity – A Civil Engineer must be able to generate an effective solution to solve complex situations with great efficiency. Knowing the calculation is not sufficient for a successful Civil Engineer, the ability to ‘think outside the box’ opens up more potential ways in developing a solution.

In order to enter into Civil Engineering (Hons) Degree, you will generally need:


Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (4 Years)

  • Diploma/Foundation in Science: Minimum CGPA of 2.50; or
  • A-Level/STPM: Minimum 3Cs including Mathematics & Physics; or
  • Australian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 75.0 including Mathematics & Physics

Note: The information displayed above may vary between universities, colleges, and institutions.

Careers Option for Civil Engineering

  • Construction & Structural Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineers
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Water Resource Engineering
  • Coastal Engineering

1. Curtin University Malaysia

Curtin University Malaysia is considered as the largest international campus of Curtin University, originated from Western Australia. The campus is located in the Miri, Sarawak, mainly providing education opportunities for locals as well as welcoming international students in the Asia regions. In the QS World University Rankings 2016, Curtin University was ranked as 27th in the world and also given a 5 Star rating in the QS Stars rating 2017.

General Intake : February or July
Indicative fee of 4-years Engineering Degree (2019) : RM 118,784

2. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Heriot-Watt University, one of the finest University of Scotland. Ranked as the 40th in the United Kingdom and 7th in Scotland by the QS World University Ranking 2017/18. Excellent choices to study Civil Engineering Degree as its environment is refreshing and relaxing, plus over 200 years of teaching experience in engineering fields.

General Intake : September
Indicative fee of 4-years Engineering Degree (2019) : RM 173,120

3. Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur was established in 1998, it is located at Kajang, Selangor. IUKL was ranked 59th place in Malaysia, providing opportunities for locals to study Civil Engineering (Hons) Degree with affordable tuition fee.

General Intake : March, June, September/October
Indicative Fees for 4 years Engineering Degree : RM 71,800

4. UCSI University

UCSI University was founded by Dato’ Peter Ng, located at Kuala Lumpur. It is considered as Malaysia’s best private university in the 2019 QS World University Ranking. In the World Ranking, UCSI is ranked 481, beating out as the only private university in Malaysia to make it in the top 500.

General Intake : January, May and September
Indicative Fees for 4 years Engineering Degree : RM 73,206

5. Nottingham University Malaysia

One of the ideal choices is University of Nottingham Malaysia, owned by Boustead Holdings Sdn Bhd. It was ranked as a 5 Star University and one of the leading universities in the engineering education. Fully equipped with high-tech laboratories and advanced workshops prepared for students to learn the full experience of science on the campus.

General Intake : September
Indicative Fees for 4 years Engineering Degree : RM 190,000

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