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Diploma in Civil Engineering

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Diploma in Civil Engineering KPT/JPS(PA 8460)09/22

The Diploma in Civil Engineering program will prepare graduates for engineering practice that deals with the design, construction, operation and surveying of the built environment that encompasses infrastructure such as buildings, bridges, roads, canals, dams, water supply and wastewater services facilities. The students will be given a stimulating teaching environment which blends conventional lectures and tutorials with online materials. This teaching environment helps them to formulate the issues,solutions through critical thinking, and assessing the results of their own work. Lincoln makes it compulsory for all students to take part in problem solving and action oriented work. Thus, students become more efficient and possess analytical mind to make it easier for them to meet the challenges of national as well as global competitive environment. The hallmark of Lincoln diploma holders will have access to many industry sectors. Civil engineers are focusing their attention towards new areas of development of Construction, Geo technical Product, Structural Design and transportation system. Diploma holders in Civil Engineering can look for higher education courses like B.E / B.Tech in Civil Engineering.

The aim of this program is to produce graduates who are both skilled in structural designing principles and have the ability to apply and solve basic engineering works and problems.The program of Diploma in Civil Engineering will produce Civil Engineering technicians who are:

  • Knowledgeable and skillful in practicing the technique and using tools in the field of civil engineering.
  • Professional in the civil engineering industry and continuously strive to take into account the society well being by practicing values and professional ethics.
  • Able to develop leadership role with good team work and communication for the planning and implementation of civil engineering services.
  • Capable of using scientific thinking skill to solve the civil engineering problems and enhance lifelong learning through continuous development
  • Able to identify the business opportunities and develop managerial skill for career enhancement in the field of civil engineering.

Civil Engineering has good prospects in industry as well as higher studies. Nowadays the scope is expanding beyond its traditional boundaries. Production, distribution and servicing of technical equipment could be one’s future career path, within the industry, the public sector or even the start-up of your own new enterprise.Graduates with qualifications related to the various levels of engineering certifications may be employed either in the public or private sectors. In the public sector, graduates are engaged to design engineering facilities; supervise construction projects on behalf of the government or be involved in operating and maintaining public infrastructure facilities. In the private sector, they can be employed by consulting practices, contractors or private developers.

Popular careers with a Diploma in Civil Engineering include:

  • Building control surveyor
  • Contracting civil engineer
  • Site engineer
  • Structural engineer.
  • Water engineer
  • Building services engineer
  • Engineering geologist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Assistant Field Inspector

Minimum Duration : 30 Months.
Maximum Duration : 60 Months.

Sl.No. MQA Subject Code Subject Name Credits
1 DCE 1113 Engineering Drawing 3
2 DCE 1123 Engineering Mathematics I 3
3 ENG 413 English I 3
4 DCE 1143 Surveying I 3
5 DCE1153 Construction Materials 3
6 DCE 1163 Soil Mechanics 3
7 ENG 423 English II 3
8 DCE 1223 Hydraulics 3
9 DCE 1233 Engineering Computing 3
10 MPU 2113/ MPU 2153 Malaysian Studies / Malay Language Communication 2 3
11 DCE 1253 Environmental and Water Resource Engineering 3
12 DCE 1263 Structural Design I 3
13 DCE 1313 Building Construction and Services 3
14 DCE 1323 Strength of Materials and Theory of Structures 3
15 DCE 1333 Engineering Lab I (conducted through Semester 1, Semester 2 and Semester 3) 3
16 DCE 2413 Surveying II 3
17 DCE 2423 Transportation Engineering 3
18 MPU 2222 Creative Problem Solving 2
19 DCE 2443 Engineering Mathematics II 3
20 MPU 2332 Constitution and Community 2
21 DCE 2463 Structural Design II 3
22 DCE 2473 Environmental Pollution & Control 3
23 DCE 2513 Civil Engineering CAD Lab 3
24 DCE 2523 Quantity Surveying and Valuation 3
25 DCE 2533 Construction Management 3
26 MPU 2442 Co-Curriculum 2
27 DCE 2553 Entrepreneurship 3
28 DCE 2563 Engineering Lab II (conducted through Semester 1, Semester 2 and Semester 3) 3
29 DCE 2614 Final Year Project 4
30 DCE 3716 Industrial Training 6

Intake :


  1. January
  2. May
  3. September
  4. Entry Requirements :

    1. Pass the Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) equivalent to obtaining at least three credits in three (3) subjects including Mathematics and a related Science / Technical / Vocational subject and pass English language subject; Or
    2. Passed the Malaysian High School Certificate (STPM) or equivalent with a pass in Mathematics, English and a related Science / Technical / Vocational subject at the SPM level; Or
    3. Recognized Certificate in Engineering/ Engineering Technology or equivalent; Or
    4. Vocational and Technical Certificate / Certificate of Skill or equivalent and has at least one (1) year of relevant work experience; or a minimum of one (1) semester from the bridging program.
    5. For International Students: Pass with a score of 500 for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); Or
    6. Pass with a score of 5.0 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or equivalent.

    For non-Malaysian citizens, please refer to the Malaysian Qualification Agency's (MQA) List of Overseas Qualifications & its equivalency with Malaysian Education System to see if you qualify for this course.


Duration : 30 Months.


University : Lincoln University College


Level : Diploma