Introduction

There are three graduate degree programmes offered by the Civil Engineering programme area.

  • Master of Science in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Science by Research
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The MSc Water Resources and Environmental Engineering is a programme conducted through coursework (i.e. taught programme), but the MSc by Research and PhD are conducted via supervised research.

Graduate Degree by Coursework

The Master of Science in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (E202) programme has been developed to address the increasing and evolving requirements for water and environmental engineers. The aim of the programme is to aid development by conducting and supporting projects that abate water and environmental problems and to offer advisory services to the government and other institutions in designing projects and programmes related to water resources and environmental engineering. The programme thus aims to produce graduates who are equipped for professional roles in the water resources and environmental engineering industry.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants for admission to MSc in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering must satisfy the following general minimum general entry requirements:-

  • At least a second-class honours Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, recognised by the Senate of UTB.

AND

  • At least a credit or equivalent in English Language GCE O-level or a valid IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL minimum overall score of 550 or its equivalent. The IELTS or TOEFL is to be taken within 2 years of the start date of the programme. The English Language requirements may be waived where qualifying studies in Higher Education were in the medium of English Language. Where candidates completed their higher education more than 2 years prior to their current application they will need to show that they have continued to study or work in the medium of English.

In addition to the general requirements above, specific programme entry requirements below must also be satisfied:

  • A minimum of a Lower Second Class Honours Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Civil Engineering or related discipline, recognised by the Senate of UTB.

Mature applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent recognised by the Senate of UTB, at least 3 years of relevant working experience, pass an interview and/or entry test, and fulfill the same English language proficiency criteria above.

Candidates with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Programme Structure (for 2018 intake onwards)

SemesterModule TitleCredit Value

1

(Aug-Dec)

Research Methods10
Environmental Impact Assessment20
Environmental Engineering20
Elective Module totalling 10 CV10

2a

(Jan-May)

Environmental Hydraulics20
Water Resources Engineering and Modelling20
Elective Module(s) totalling 20 CV20

2b

(Jun-Jul)

Research Project60
ELECTIVE MODULES
1 or 2aIntegrated Water Resource Management10
Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management20
Coastal Engineering10
Financial Management for Engineers10
Other suitable Level 5 module10 / 20

Note: List of elective modules offered in each semester is subject to change based on availability of resources and number of students

Accreditation

The MSc in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering programme is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) on behalf of the UK Engineering Council.

The programme is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng), for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.

For further enquiries on MSc in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, please contact the MSc WREE Programme Coordinator.

Disclaimer: Universiti Teknologi Brunei reserves the right to make any changes any time without prior notice.

Graduate Degrees by Research

The Master of Science by Research and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes are research-based, where the students conduct an advanced and original academic research project in a specialised area of civil engineering under the supervision of suitably qualified and experienced academic staff members.

Therefore, it is important for the candidates to enter the programmes with the required qualifications in their chosen area of work. Over the supervised period of research, the students will gain the experience, knowledge and skills associated with conducting significant research work in civil engineering. The programmes will also equip the students with highly-specialised analytical, problem-solving and transferable skills that will enable them to subsequently embark onto a successful career as academics, researchers or practitioners in civil engineering or other related professions.

Areas of Research

The programme area has expertise to supervise research students in most of the fundamental areas of civil engineering, in particular in the field of Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Construction Materials, Water & Environmental Engineering and Construction Management. The main research groups, research interests and the academic staff involved are summarised below:

No.Research GroupResearch InterestsAcademic Staff
1Construction Management
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Green building
  • Procurement & Integration
  • Relational Contracting & Joint Risk Management
  • Innovative Techniques: Building Information Modelling, Modern Methods of Construction, Lean construction
  • Construction Industry Development
  • Quality assurance
  • People and organization
Dr. Md. Motiar Rahman
PhD (Hong Kong), MSc Construction Project Management (China), BSc Civil Eng. (Bangladesh)

E: motiar.rahman@utb.edu.bn

2Construction Materials
  • Concrete as a construction material
  • Durability of concrete
  • Concrete and sustainability
  • Microstructural behaviour of concrete
  • Physical and mechanical properties of steel and other metallic/polymeric construction products
Pg. Dr. Hj. Saiful Baharin b. Pg. Hj Duraman
PhD (UK), MSc Concrete Eng. (UK), BEng Civil Eng. (UK)

E: saiful.duraman@utb.edu.bn

Dr. Yap Yok Hoe
PhD (UK), MSc Transportation Planning & Eng. (UK), MEng Civil Eng. (UK), ACGI (UK)

E: yokhoe.yap@utb.edu.bn

3Geotechnical Engineering
  • Stability of soil slopes
  • Application of Geographical Information System in slope stability management
  • Modelling of soil-structure interaction problems (physical and finite element modelling)
  • Ground improvement techniques
  • Engineering properties of soils
  • Settlement of structures
Dk. Dr. Noor Muneerah bt. Pg. Hj. Jeludin
PhD (UK), BEng Civil Eng. (UK)

E: muneerah.jeludin@utb.edu.bn

Dr. Hjh. Ena Kartina bt. Hj. Abdul Rahman
PhD (UK), BEng Civil Eng. (UK)

E: ena@utb.edu.bn

Dr. Tan Soon Jiann
PhD (UK), BEng Civil Eng. (UK)

E: soonjiann.tan@utb.edu.bn

4Structural Engineering
  • Repair, maintenance and retrofitting of RC structures
  • Serviceability of structures
  • Fibre-reinforced structural elements
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Design and analysis of structures
  • Structural safety and reliability
Dr. Hj. Md. Khairul Ja’afar b. Hj. Masri
PhD (UK), BEng Civil Eng. (UK)

E: khairul.masri@utb.edu.bn

Dr. Lim Pang Jen
PhD (Australia), MSc & DIC Concrete Structures (UK), BEng Civil & Structural Eng. (UK)

E: pangjen.lim@utb.edu.bn

5Transportation Engineering
  • Microscopic traffic simulation
  • Traffic and transportation modelling
  • Highway geometric design
  • Application of Geographical Information Systems in road safety
  • Statistical analysis of road safety data
  • Road infrastructure safety study
  • Pavement engineering
  • Roadway drainage
  • Transport air quality modelling
Dr. El-Said Mamdouh Mahmoud Zahran
PhD (UK), MSc Highway & Traffic Eng. (Egypt), BEng Civil Engineering (Egypt)

E: elsaid.zahran@utb.edu.bn

Dr. Tan Soon Jiann
PhD (UK), BEng Civil Eng. (UK)

E: soonjiann.tan@utb.edu.bn

Dr. Yap Yok Hoe
PhD (UK), MSc Transportation Planning & Eng. (UK), MEng Civil Eng. (UK), ACGI (UK)

E: yokhoe.yap@utb.edu.bn

6Water and Environmental Engineering
  • Integrated water resource management
  • Sustainable groundwater management
  • Flood control and modelling
  • Environmental hydraulics and numerical modelling
  • Water quality management in rivers and coastal waters
  • Water pollution control
  • Climate change
Professor Dr. Guo Zhenren
PhD (China), MSc Water Resources Eng. (China), BEng Civil & Environmental Eng. (China)

E: guo.zhenren@utb.edu.bn

Dr. Shahriar Shams
PhD (UK), MSc Civil & Structural Eng. (Malaysia), MSc Environmental Eng. & Sustainable Infrastructures (Sweden), BEng Civil Eng. (Bangladesh)

E: shams.shahriar@utb.edu.bn

Dr. Uditha Ratnayake
DEng (Thailand), MSc Water Resources Eng. (Thailand), BSc Civil Eng. (Sri Lanka)

E: uditha.ratnayake@utb.edu.bn

 

Minimum Entry Requirements

For Master’s Degree by Research:
Students must satisfy the following minimum general entry requirements:

  • At least a lower second-class honours Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, recognised by the Senate of UTB.

AND

  • At least a credit or equivalent in English Language GCE O-level or a valid IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL minimum overall score of 550 or its equivalent. The IELTS or TOEFL is to be taken within 2 years of the start date of the programme. The English Language requirements may be waived where qualifying studies in Higher Education were in the medium of English Language. Where candidates completed their higher education more than 2 years prior to their current application they will need to show that they have continued to study or work in the medium of English.

In addition to the general requirements above, specific programme entry requirements below must also be satisfied:

  • Hold a second-class honours Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Civil Engineering or related discipline, which is recognised by the Senate of UTB.

AND

  • Submit a satisfactory research proposal as determined by the postgraduate admission committee of the programme area.

Mature applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent recognised by the Senate of UTB, at least 3 years of relevant working experience, pass an interview and/or entry test, and fulfill the same English language proficiency criteria above.

Candidates with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Note that a candidate will only be offered a place if the programme area is able to provide adequate supervision and facilities in the candidate’s chosen area of research. Prospective students are encouraged to enquire with the relevant academic staff above.

For Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree:
Students must satisfy the following minimum general entry requirements:

  • A graduate Master’s degree recognised by the Senate of UTB.

OR

  • An upper second-class honours Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, recognised by the Senate of UTB.

AND

  • At least a credit or equivalent in English Language GCE O-level or a valid IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL minimum overall score of 550 or its equivalent. The IELTS or TOEFL is to be taken within 2 years of the start date of the programme. The English Language requirements may be waived where qualifying studies in Higher Education were in the medium of English Language. Where candidates completed their higher education more than 2 years prior to their current application they will need to show that they have continued to study or work in the medium of English.

In addition to the general requirements above, specific programme entry requirements below must also be satisfied:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline, which is recognised by the Senate of UTB.

OR

  • Hold an upper second-class honours Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Civil engineering or related discipline, which is recognised by the Senate of UTB.

AND

  • Submit a satisfactory research proposal as determined by the postgraduate admission committee of the programme area.

Mature applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent recognised by the Senate of UTB, at least 5 years of relevant working experience, pass an interview, and fulfill the same English language proficiency criteria above.

Note that a candidate will only be offered a place if the programme area is able to provide adequate supervision and facilities in the candidate’s chosen area of research. Prospective students are encouraged to enquire with the relevant academic staff above.

For further enquiries on the MSc by Research or PhD research programmes, please contact the Civil Engineering Programme Area Graduate Studies and Research Coordinator.

Disclaimer: Universiti Teknologi Brunei reserves the right to make any changes any time without prior notice.

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