Introduction

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

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

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

Graduate Degree by Coursework

Master of Science in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (E202)

This 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  entry requirements:-

  • A minimum of a lower Second-Class Honours Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Civil Engineering or a related discipline, that is 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.

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.

Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Full-time) (E206) 
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Part-time) (E207)

These programmes have been developed to deepen students’ knowledge and skills in analysis and problem-solving, and therefore their ability to address new issues and challenges in all civil engineering disciplines. The programmes thus aims to produce graduates who are equipped for professional roles in the civil engineering industry.

The programme will provide civil engineering graduates and practitioners with additional structured, formal training to complete the educational base for UK-SPEC Chartered Engineer under the institutions represented in the Joint Board of Moderators. Accreditation for the programmes, as one meeting the requirements of Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng), will be sought from the Joint Board of Moderators shortly.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants for admission to MSc in Civil Engineering must satisfy the following entry requirements:-

  • A minimum of a lower Second-Class Honours Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Civil Engineering or a related discipline, that is 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.

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 (Full-time, E206) (for 2019 intake onwards)

Semester

Module Title

Credit Value

1

(Aug-Dec)

Research Methods

10

Numerical Analysis in Engineering

10

Advanced Structural Engineering

20

Elective Module(s) totalling 20 CV

20

2a

(Jan-May)

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

20

Construction Project Management

20

Elective Module(s) totalling 20 CV

20

2b

(Jun-Jul)

Research Project

60

ELECTIVE MODULES

1 or 2a

Highway Engineering

20

Environmental Engineering

20

Water Resources Engineering and Modelling

20

Financial Management for Engineers

Advanced Concrete Technology

10

10

Other suitable Level 5 module

10 / 20

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

Programme Structure (Part-time, E207) (for 2019 intake onwards)

Year

Semester

Module Title

Credit Value

A*

1 (or 3)

(Aug-Dec)

Research Methods (Semester 1 only)

10

Elective Module(s) totalling 20 CV

20

2a (or 4a)

(Jan-May)

Construction Project Management

20

Elective Module totalling 10 CV

10

2b (or 4b)

(Jun-Jul)

Research Project (part 1(or 2))

30

B*

3 (or 1)

(Aug-Dec)

Numerical Analysis in Engineering (Semester 3 only)

10

Advanced Structural Engineering

20

4a (or 2a)

(Jan-May)

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

20

Elective Module totalling 10 CV

10

4b (or 2b)

(Jun-Jul)

Research Project (part 2(or 1))

30

 

ELECTIVE MODULES

 

1, 2a, 3 or 4a

Highway Engineering

20

 

Environmental Engineering

20

 

Water Resources Engineering and Modelling

20

 

Financial Management for Engineers

Advanced Concrete Technology

10

10

 

Other suitable Level 5 module

10 / 20

Notes:

  1. Year A and year B will be run in alternate years, although students can start in any year. However, Research Methods and Numerical Analysis in Engineering will be in Semester 1 and Semester 3 respectively, regardless of year of entry; likewise, parts 1 and 2 of the Research Project module are in Semesters 2b and 4b.
  2. List of elective modules offered in each semester is subject to change based on availability of resources and number of students

 

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 Group

Research Interests

Academic Staff

1

Construction 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

Dr. Ismawi bin Hj. Md. Yussof
BEng Civil Eng. (UK),
MSc Construction Technology (UK),
PhD (UK)
E: ismawi.yussof@utb.edu.bn

Dr. Rajul Adli bin Hj. Asli
BEng Civil Eng. (UK),
MSc Construction Management (UK),
PhD (UK)
E: rajul.adli@utb.edu.bn

Hj Ady Syarmin Hj Md Taib
BEng in Building Environment Eng. (UK),
MSc in Renewable Energy and Architecture (UK)
E: ady.taib@utb.edu.bn

2

Construction 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 bin Pg. Hj Duraman
PhD (UK), MSc Concrete Eng. (UK), BEng Civil Eng. (UK)

E: saiful.duraman@utb.edu.bn

 

3

Geotechnical 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

4

Structural 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

Hjh Siti Ratiyah bin Hj Ibrahim
BEng Civil Eng. (UK),
MSc in Structural Eng. (UK)
E: ratiyah.ibrahim@utb.edu.bn

 

5

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

E: yokhoe.yap@utb.edu.bn

Noor Hadijah binti Hj Abd Hadi
BEng Civil Eng. (UK),
MSc Construction Project Management (UK)
E: Hadijah.hadi@utb.edu.bn

6

Water 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
  • Air pollution control
  • Solid waste treatment
  • Sludge treatment
  • Wastewater treatment

Professor Guo Zhenren
BEng Civil and Environmental Eng. (China),
MSc Water Resources Eng. (China),
PhD (China)
E: guo.zhenren@utb.edu.bn

Prof Mohamad Hasnain Isa
BSc in Civil Eng. (India),
MSc Environmental and Water Resources Eng. (India),
PhD (UK)
E: mohamad.isa@utb.edu.bn

Dr. Shahriar Shams
BEng Civil Eng. (Bangladesh),
MSc Civil and Structural Eng. (Malaysia),
MSc Environmental Eng. And Sustainable Infrastructures (Sweden),
PhD (UK)
E: shams.shahriar@utb.edu.bn

Dr. Uditha Ratnayake
BSc Civil Eng. (Sri Lanka),
MSc Water Resources Eng, (Thailand),
PhD (Thailand)
E: uditha.ratnayake@utb.edu.bn

Rozeana binti Hj Md Juani

BEng Civil Eng. (UK),
MSc Tropical Public Health

Engineering (UK)

E: rozeana.juani@utb.edu.bn

Zuliana binti Hj Nayan
BEng Civil Eng. with Water Eng. (UK),
MSc Hydrogeology (UK)
E: :zuliana.nayan@utb.edu.bn

Hj Asari bin Hj. Abd. Rashid
BEng Civil Eng. (UK),
MSc Structural Eng. (UK)
E: asari.rashid@utb.edu.bn

Asmaal Muizz Sallehhin bin H.M. Sultan
BEng Civil Eng. (UK),
MSc Civil Eng. (UK)
E: muizz.sultan@utb.edu.bn

 

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants for admission for a Master’s Degree by Research must satisfy the following entry requirements:

  • A minimum of a lower Second-Class Honours  Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Civil Engineering or a related discipline that is 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.

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.

Applicants for admission for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree must satisfy the following entry requirements:

  • A graduate Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related discipline that is recognised by the Senate of UTB.

OR

  • An upper Second-Class Honours Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Civil Engineering or a related discipline that is 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.

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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