Diploma in Civil Engineering

Diploma in Civil Engineering

Programme Code R2/526/4/0066 (A9737) (17/8/19-16/8/23)
Level of StudyDiploma
Mode of StudyFull Time
Duration2.5 Years
Graduating Credit99
Course Locationi-CATS Kuching
IntakesJanuary, March, and August


The Civil Engineering programme at i-CATS seeks to combine excellence in academic and technical training with service to society. The goal of our academic programme in civil engineering is to provide students with a balance of intellectual and practical experiences that enable them to address a variety of societal needs.


The objective of our Diploma in Civil Engineering (DCE) is to produce competent workforce in the field of civil engineering with a balance of excellent knowledge in both the theoretical and practical aspects. This is to ensure the adaptability of our graduates in fulfilling the ever demanding needs of the industries and society.

Career Opportunities

Our Diploma programme prepared students for admission into workforce as technicians and assistant engineers in civil engineering field. It is also aimed at equipping individuals with fundamental engineering background for the purpose of pursuing undergraduate study in engineering or other related disciplines.

Entry Requirements

  • Passed SPM/SPMV or its equivalent with minimum 3 credits including Mathematics & 1 Science/Technical subject & a pass in English; OR
  • Passed STPM or its equivalent with minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) and passed SPM with credit in Mathematics & Science subject and a pass in English at SPM level or its equivalent; OR
  • Completed Certificate in Engineering/Engineering Technology (Level 3, MQF) with CGPA 2.00; OR
  • Passed Skill Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 in related field / Passed Malaysian Vocational and Technical Certificate (equivalent to MQF Level 3) with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.0 AND passed SPM with a minimum of 1 credit in SPM and a pass in Mathematics & English at SPM level or its equivalent AND One (1) year’s working experience in a related field or completed a one-semester Bridging Programme; OR
  • Passed UEC with Grade B in 3 subjects including Mathematics and 1 Science/Technical/Vocational subject and a pass in English; OR
  • SMU3/SMA/SMK/MA with average mark of 55 AND English Language Proficiency Requirement: IELTS with score of Band 5.0; OR
  • Any other equivalent qualification(s) recognized by the Malaysian Government.

Programme Structure

Students must complete a total of 99 credits in order to be awarded the Diploma in Civil Engineering.

Year 1

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Surveying I
  • Engineering Surveying II
  • Engineering Mathematics I
  • Engineering Mathematics II
  • Engineering Drawing (Civil)
  • Theory of Structure
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • English for Technical Report Writing
  • English for Business Communication at Workplace
  • Pengajian Malaysia / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan / Kemahiran Membuat Keputusan
  • Ekologi Global dan Pembangunan Lestari

Year 2

  • Structural Analysis
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Hydraulics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structured Programming in C
  • Traffic and Highway Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Structural Concrete Design
  • Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • Structural Steel Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Site Investigation
  • Hydrology
  • English for Business Communication at Workplace
  • Technopreneurship
  • Khidmat Masyarakat

Year 3

  • Industrial Training