Master of Structural Engineering and Construction

This program is designed to provide exposure and in-depth theoretical knowledge in structural engineering and construction management. Courses encompass the cores and electives, which mainly on structural design and analysis and two interesting courses on construction management.


Credit Requirements For Graduation

Students enrolling under this program must fulfill 40 credits of courses to graduate.

The credit distributions for compulsory courses, elective courses and project are as follows:

Compulsory Courses 24 credits
Elective Course 6 credits
Dissertation 10 credits

Compulsory Courses

Students must take all the listed compulsory courses :

  • ECV5201 Advanced Structural Analysis 3 credits
  • ECV5202 Advanced Solid Mechanics 3 credits
  • ECV5203 Finite Element Method 3 credits
  • ECV5204 Structural Dynamics 3 credits
  • ECV5221 Reinforced Concrete Structures 3 credits
  • ECV5701 Advanced Concrete Technology 3 credits
  • ECV5703 Construction Business Management 3 credits
  • ECV5990 Dissertation 10 credits

Note: ECV5990 - Dissertation is carried out over two semesters.

Elective Courses

Students must take at least 6 credits (2 courses) out of the listed courses :

  • ECV4203 Design of Tall Buildings 3 credits
  • ECV4701 Structure Assessment And Rehabilitation 3 credits
  • ECV5222 Prestressed Concrete Structures 3 credits
  • ECV5223 Steel Structures 3 credits
  • ECV5224 Bridge Design And Analysis 3 credits
  • ECV5225 Earthquake Resistance Structures 3 credits
  • ECV5305 Deep Foundation 3 credits
  • ECV5702 Project Management 3 credits

Identification of the elective courses for the student will be made by the program coordinator.


An applicant with a bachelor degree in engineering with CGPA 2.500/Second Class Lower and at least three (3) years working experiences in relevant field; or
An applicant with a bachelor degree in engineering with CGPA 2.750/Second Class Lower
An applicant with a bachelor degree in science with CGPA 3.000/Second Class Upper OR CGPA 2.750/ Second Class Lower and at least three (3) years working experiences in relevant field

*When candidates with Bachelor’s of Science or Technology degrees or their equivalents are admitted, prerequisite modules in Engineering must be ordered to adequately prepare them for their advanced study.
*Please refer to program coordinator for more information on admission requirements

Language Requirement

  • A Malaysian candidate must have obtained at least a credit in English at Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia level or have passed English courses conducted at the Diploma or Bachelor’s Level.
  • All international candidates from countries where English is not a medium of instruction must have obtained a minimum score of 550 for TOEFL or Band 6 for IELTS. This requirement is not applicable to candidates applying for admission into the Malay Language Studies.
  • A candidate without the required minimum score for TOEFL or IELTS may be granted a provisional admission. Such candidate will be required to pass an English Placement Test conducted by the University.
  • A candidate who has failed the English Placement Test will be required in the first semester to pass a prescribed English course. Should the candidate fail to obtain the prescribed minimum grade, the University may allow him to repeat the prescribed English course in the second semester.
  • A candidate who fails after the second attempt will have his candidature suspended until he passes the English course before being allowed to continue with his Masters program.
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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