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Diploma in Civil Engineering


Bagi mengelakkan masalah kehilangan makna dalam penterjemahan, bahagian ini dipaparkan dalam Bahasa Inggeris sebagaimana dalam dokumen yang dihantar ke badan akreditasi.

About the Programme

This programme aims to produce graduates who are more mature and competent to fulfill the nation needs of skill and expert workers in the field of Civil Engineering whether in the public, private or self-employed sector. The programme also prepares students to further their studies to degree level at any university locally or internationally.

Programme Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives are to produce a Civil Assistant Engineer that are:

1 Technically competent in solving civil engineering problems and produce work of quality accepted locally and globally.
2 Demonstrate professionalism, ethics and sustainable values in civil engineering practice.
3 Communicate effectively and demonstrate good leadership at workplace and community.
4 Practise entrepreneurship skills and integrating lifelong learning in career development.

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, a graduate should acquire the following:

1 Apply knowledge of applied mathematics, applied science, engineering fundamentals and specialization to wide practical procedures and practices in the field of Civil Engineering.
2 Identify and analyse well-defined civil engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using codified methods of analysis specific to civil engineering activities.
3 Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the design of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
4 Conduct investigations of well-defined civil engineering problems with ability to locate and search relevant codes and catalogues, conduct standard tests and measurements.
5 Apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools to well-defined civil engineering problems, with an awareness of the limitations.
6 Demonstrate knowledge of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to engineering technician practice and solutions to well-defined civil engineering problems.
7 Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of engineering technician work in the solution of well-defined civil engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts.
8 Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of technician practice.
9 Function effectively as a leader, and as a member in diverse technical teams.
10 Communicate effectively on well-defined civil engineering activities with the learned community and with society at large, by being able to comprehend the work of others, document their own work, and give and receive clear instruction.
11 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of civil engineering management principles and apply these to one’s own work in a technical team and to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
12 Recognise the need for, and have the ability to engage in independent updating in the context of specialised technical knowledge.


Special Semester (July or August).

Duration of Study

Five semesters.

Mode of Study

Full time.

Academic Proforma and Study Plan

Download the academic proforma for each of the following academic sessions and the latest study plan.

1 Academic Proforma 2022/2023 Download
2 Academic Proforma 2021/2022 Download
3 Study Plan (2023 Cohort Onwards) Download
4 Study Plan (2022 Cohort) Download

Career and Further Education Prospect

Upon successful completion of the diploma course, the graduates have the opportunity either to further their study in the degree level program or apply for a job in the construction industry as a civil engineer assistant.

If they decided to further their study at UTHM, they can apply for a place in the Engineering Technology Faculty or Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty to obtain the respective degree in Civil Engineering Technology or Civil Engineering.

For those interested to work, the civil engineer assistant job provides technical support to civil engineers on construction projects in the following areas:

  • Structural – bridges, dams, buildings, offshore platforms and pipelines
  • Transportation – roads, railways, tunnels and airports
  • Environmental – public water supply networks, irrigation, drainage, waste disposal and sewage treatment
  • Maritime – ports, harbours and sea defences.

Civil engineering offers many opportunities as well as the satisfaction of helping to improve and enhance public quality of life in many settings.

Interested in the diploma programme offered?