Master in Civil Engineering (by Research)

Being one of the most recognized universities in the field of civil engineering in Malaysia, IUKL offers a Master of Civil Engineering (by research) program. 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 program offers the flexibility of research projects: academic, professional, industrial, etc.

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
  • Modeling of structures

Water Resources Engineering

  • Analysis and modeling of hydraulic and hydrological systems
  • River and estuary studies and flood control
  • Surface and groundwater quality modeling

Fee Structure


  • Tuition Fees RM29,390.00
  • Deposit (Refundable) RM300.00
  • Insurance RM70.00/year
  • Total Fees (Approximate) RM29,800.00


  • Tuition Fees RM30,700.00
  • Caution Fee (Refundable) RM1,500.00
  • International Student Administrative Fee RM4,200.00
  • Medical Insurance RM500.00/year
  • Visa Processing RM360.00/year
  • Medical Examination RM250.00/year
  • Total Fees (Approximate) RM37,500.00

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field with a CGPA of 2.75 and above from IUKL or any institutions of higher learning accredited by the government, OR other equivalent qualifications approved by the Senate of IUKL.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA of 2.50 and above may apply to the program pending internal assessment by the faculty.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA of 2.00 and above may apply to the program subject to minimum 5 years of working experience in relevant field.
  • For local applicants, sufficient mastery of the English language to satisfactorily complete the course.
  • International applicants who originate from a country where English is the native language; OR are required to have a minimum score of TOEFL 550 OR IELTS 6.0.; OR have attained a degree from a university where the medium of instruction is in English.

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
18 - 48 months
Malaysian Students - RM29,800 / International Students - RM37,500
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