Diploma in Civil Engineering

Programme Aims

This programme aims to produce graduates who are more mature and competent to fulfil nation needs of skill and experts in the field of Civil Engineering whether in the public, private or self employed sector. The program also prepares students to further their studies to degree level at any university within or outside the country.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

These are the programme educational objectives for graduates of this diploma:

PEO 1: Technically competent in solving Civil Engineering problems and produce work of quality accepted locally and globally.
PEO 2: Able to demonstrate professionalism, ethics and sustainable values in Civil Engineering practice.
PEO 3: Effective communication and demonstrate good leadership quality in an organization and community.
PEO 4: Able to demonstrate entrepreneurship skills and recognize the need of lifelong learning for successful career advancement.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)

These are the programme learning outcomes upon graduation from this diploma:

PLO 1: Apply knowledge of applied mathematics, applied science, civil engineering fundamentals and specialization to wide practical procedures and practices (Knowledge).
PLO 2: Apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools to well-defined civil engineering problems, with an awareness of the limitations (Modern Tools Usage).
PLO 3: 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 instructions (Communication Skill).
PLO 4: Conduct investigations of well-defined civil engineering problems with ability to locate and search relevant codes and catalogues, conduct standard tests and measurements (Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Investigation)).
PLO 5: Function effectively as a leader, and as a member in diverse technical teams (Teamwork Skill).
PLO 6: Recognise the need for, and have the ability to engage in independent updating in the context of specialised technical knowledge (Lifelong Learning and Information Management Skills).
PLO 7: Develop the potential of self-entrepreneurial skills for career development (Entrepreneurship Skill).
PLO 8: Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of technician practice (Ethics and Professional Values).
PLO 9: 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 (Leadership and Project Management Skill).
PLO 10: 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 (Design and Development Solutions).
PLO 11: Identify and analyse well-defined civil engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using codified methods of analysis specific to civil engineering activities (Problem Analysis).
PLO 12: 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 (Environment and Sustainability).
PLO 13: 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 (Engineering and Society).

Duration of Study

Five semesters.

Academic Proforma

View the academic proforma for each of the following academic sessions.

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.


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Centre for Diploma Studies
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia,
Pagoh Higher Education Hub,
KM1, Jalan Panchor,
84600 Pagoh,
Muar, Johor.

Telephone:  +60 6-974 2016 / 2013 / 2018
Facsimile:  +60 6-974 2187

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