University of Nottingham Malaysia

Civil Engineering MSc


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Qualification: MSc
Fees: Malaysian – RM53,300 per programme, Non-Malaysian – RM59,900 per programme
Mode: 1 year full-time
Intake: September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

Our MSc Civil Engineering provides a comprehensive programme of study across a range of subject areas. You may prefer to opt for a more specialised approach bychoosing specific modules in the area of your interest in the first two semesters. Furthermore, you could focus your research project in the same area. You may choose from these research areas: environment, geotechnical engineering, management, pavement engineering, structural engineering, and transportation and water resources.

Course structure

The course consists of 120 credits of core and optional taught modules along with a 60-credit major individual research-based project. In addition to the core modules, you will be able to choose from a number of optional modules to create a more generalised path of study for the award of MSc Civil Engineering or to augment your degree a specific area of interest. Following the successful completion of the taught modules, the major individual project is undertaken over the summer term.


The blend of academic study and development of practical and professional skills that the course provides is an ideal preparation for the future challenges of working in a multidisciplinary environment. Graduates of this course are highly sought-after and enter a range of careers related to the field of civil engineering.

Professional accreditation MSc (technical)

Accredited by the:
  • Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation
  • Institution of Structural Engineers
  • Institute of Highway Engineers
  • Joint Board of Moderators of the Institution of Civil Engineers

On behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

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Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in civil engineering or a related discipline. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard.

Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)

TOEFL (iBT): 79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking)

PTE (Academic): 65 (with no less than 59 in each element)

MUET: Band 3

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.


Typical core modules

    • Research Project
    • Research Project Literature Review
    • Research Project Organisation and Planning

Typical optional modules

  • Advanced Structural Design
  • Civil Engineering Research Project Preparation
  • Dynamic and Wind Engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis in Structural Mechanics
  • Highway and Pavement Design
  • Railway Technology
  • Spatial Data Acquisition
  • Sustainable Construction and Life Cycle Analysis
  • Tall Building Group Design Project


Find out about scholarships, financial assistance and specific research funding available to all malaysian and international students.


Department of Civil Engineering
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor, Darul Ehsan,
t:   +6 (03) 8924 8000
f:   +6 (03) 8924 8005 

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