The Diploma in Civil Engineering is a 2 ½ year programme and provides students with fundamental knowledge in civil engineering concepts in structural and road construction. Students will enjoy the hands-on approach to structural engineering and infrastructure and learn civil and structural drafting skills. These technical engineering skills are highly in demand as construction projects grow across the globe.

Programme Structure

Y1S1 Technical Mathematics 1 DSM 1013
Engineering Science DSM 1023
Building System & Services DCE 1013
Communicative English DEL 1013
Engineering Survey DCE 1023
Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1/ Pengajian Malaysia 2 MPU 2163/MPU 2133
Y1S2 Technical Mathematics 2 DSM 1073
Engineering Mechanics DCE 1033
Civil Engineering Materials DCE 1043
Science Laboratory DSM 1052
Fluid Mechanics DCE 1053
Creative and Critical Thinking MPU 2222
Y1S3 Estimating & Contracts DCE 1063
Civil Engineering Drawings DCE 1072
Time Management MPU 2312
Y2S4 Technical Mathematics 3 DCM 2023
Strength of Materials DCE 2013
Soil Mechanics DCE 2023
Civil Engineering Lab 1 (Strength & Fluid Lab) DCE 2032
Civil Engineering Lab 2 (Soil & Concrete Lab) DCE 2042
Co-curricular Project MPU 2412
Y2S5 Geotechnical Engineering DCE 2053
Structure Analysis DCE 2063
Steel and Timber Design DCE 2073
Reinforced Concrete Design DCE 2083
Traffic & Highway Engineering DCE 2093
Civil Engineering Lab 3 (Structure & Highway Lab) DCE 2102
Y2S6 Industrial Training DCE 2114
Y3S7 Hydraulics & Hydrology DCE 3013
Water & Wastewater Engineering DCE 3023
Final Project DCE 3033
Elective 1 DCE ****
Elective 2 DCE ****
Electives Management for Engineers DCE 3043
Engineering Health and Safety DCE 3053
Project Management DCE 3063

Programme Educational Objective (PEO)

PEO Statements :
PEO 1 To produce a skillful and competent civil engineering technologist who have strong fundamental knowledge, creative, innovative and able to solve problem and execute civil engineering works.
PEO 2 To produce graduates who can work productively as Civil Engineers and able to respond and readily adapt to emerging technologies and contemporary issues that parallel with the industrial needs.
PEO 3 To produce graduates who are able to communicate technically with professional ethics, and possess great teamwork and leadership qualities on multidisciplinary teams and be leaders in our technological society that able to compete globally.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)

ETAC Programme Outcome Statements :
PLO 1 Knowledge: Apply knowledge of applied mathematics, applied science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization as specified in DK1 to DK4 respectively to wide practical procedures and practices.
PLO 2 Problem analysis: Identify and analyze well-defined engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using codified methods of analysis specific to their field of activity (DK1 to DK4).
PLO 3 Design/development of solutions: 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 (DK5).
PLO 4 Investigation: Conduct investigations of well-defined problems; locate and search relevant codes and catalogues, conduct standard tests and measurements.
PLO 5 Modern Tool Usage: Apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern engineering and IT tools to well-defined engineering problems, with an awareness of the limitations (DK6).
PLO 6 The Engineer and Society: 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 engineering problems (DK7).
PLO 7 Environment and Sustainability: Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of engineering technician work in the solution of well-defined engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts (DK7).
PLO 8 Ethics: Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of technician practice.
PLO 9 Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member in diverse technical teams.
PLO 10 Communications: Communicate effectively on well-defined engineering activities with the engineering 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.
PLO 11 Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member or leader in a technical team and to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
PLO 12 Life Long Learning: Recognize the need for, and have the ability to engage in independent updating in the context of specialized technical knowledge.

Entry Requirement

  • SPM
    Pass with min. three (3) Credits including Mathematics, one (1) relevant Science/Technical/Vocational subject and pass in English
  • UEC
    Pass with min. grade B in three (3) subjects including Mathematics, one (1) relevant Science/Technical/Vocational subject and pass in English
  • O-Level
    Pass with min. grade C in three (3) subjects including Mathematics, one (1) relevant Science/Technical/Vocational subject and pass in English
  • SKMV
    Pass with CGPA 2.0 and one (1) year related working experience or one (1) semester bridging programme
    Recognised Malaysian qualifications or their equivalent
    Recognised Malaysian qualifications or their equivalent
    IELTS: 5.0
    TOEFL: 500

Career Opportunities

  • Technical Assistant

  • Site Supervisor

  • Assistant Site Engineer

  • Assistant Resident Engineer

  • Assistant Project Manager

  • QA/QC Engineer

  • Contract Executive

  • Project Planner


Awarded by
MAHSA University
The Diploma in Civil Engineering is awarded by MAHSA University, a recognized university in the region.
High Quality
The Diploma in Civil Engineering is benchmarked to the quality standards and approved by the Engineering Accreditation Council Malaysia (EAC) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The teaching staff in the faculty comprises of professors and lecturers with vast experience from the different fields of specializations. The faculty also employs Professional Engineers who have wide industry experience to be part of the academic team.
Affordable Fees
The Diploma in Civil Engineering is very affordable and there are education loans available for students who wish to further seek out additional financial assistance.
The Diploma in Civil Engineering is a 2 ½ year programme, in line with the requirements of the Engineering Accreditation Council Malaysia (EAC) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).