Introduction

The undergraduate programmes in Civil Engineering and Civil & Structural Engineering have been developed to address the increasing and evolving requirements for qualified civil engineers in Brunei Darussalam. Each programme contains elements of both theoretical and practical nature, and emphasises on producing quality graduates equipped with sound analytical, problem-solving and transferrable skills necessary to embark on a successful career in civil engineering or other related profession.

The programmes also include a period of industrial placement between the third and fourth year. This industrial placement aims to provide a platform for the students to gain valuable workplace experience under the guidance of an industry mentor.

Undergraduate Programmes

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering (E101)

Civil Engineering involves the planning, design, construction, management, maintenance, and operation of much of the infrastructure that surrounds us and underpins modern civilisation. Examples of such infrastructure includes buildings, roads, bridges, tunnels, dams, towers, pipelines, retaining walls, sewers, wastewater treatment plants, drainage, flood control and water supply. The BEng (Hons) programme in Civil Engineering thus develops essential knowledge of engineering principles and enables their application towards the solution of civil engineering problems, with the aim of improving the quality of life of all in the society.

This programme aims to develop graduates who are equipped with intellectual, practical and managerial skills to develop civil engineering infrastructure, with core technical competencies spanning structures, geotechnics, transport, water and environmental engineering. Together with an appreciation of the importance of sustainability, personal and professional development, teamwork and communication, the graduates are thus ready for professional roles in the construction industry, while having the versatility to work in other fields.

The programme partially satisfies the required educational base for Chartered Engineers, and thus prepares the graduates to become professionally qualified civil engineers.

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil and Structural Engineering (E103)

The BEng (Hons) programme in Civil and Structural Engineering develops the knowledge and skills of students in the engineering of structures and buildings, in addition to fundamental civil infrastructure as discussed above. This is achieved through a greater emphasis on analytical and design modules in structural engineering, as well as final year research and design projects focussing on structural engineering. This programme prepares graduates to meet the challenges of the 21st century civil and structural engineering, which includes the design and construction of sustainable structures, serviceability of structures, and development and use of innovative materials, processes and practices.

This programme aims to develop graduates who are equipped with intellectual, practical and managerial skills to design and develop buildings and other structures, in addition to general civil engineering infrastructure. Together with an appreciation of the importance of sustainability, personal and professional development, teamwork and communication, the graduates are thus ready for professional roles in the construction industry, while having the versatility to work in other fields.

The programme partially satisfies the required educational base for Chartered Engineers, and thus prepares the graduates to become professionally qualified structural and civil engineers.

Career and Further Studies

Career opportunities are available in a wide range of organisations such as in public works, consulting and construction companies, civil aviation, roads and transportation authorities, environmental protection authorities. Furthermore, graduates are equipped with fundamental problem-solving and numeracy skills which enable them to adapt to the challenges of working in many industries as well as in research and development.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants for admission to Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil and Structural Engineering must satisfy the following minimum general entry requirements:-

At least a Credit Six in Malay Language at GCE O-level (applicable only for Bruneian students applying for Government Scholarship)
At least a Credit Six in Mathematics at GCE O-level or its equivalent
At least a Credit Six in English Language at GCE O-level or a valid IELTS score of 6.0
or a TOEFL minimum overall score of 550 or its equivalent.
In addition to the general requirements above, specific programme entry requirements below must also be satisfied:

Programme Entry Requirements

For BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering:

  • A minimum of 240 A-level points for 3 A-level passes in subjects including Mathematics (Grade C or higher) and two relevant science subjects (normally include Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Further Mathematics, Design and Technology, Computing and Geography).OR
  • An International Baccalaureate score of 28 points preferably with minimum of 5 points in Physics and Mathematics at standard level or 4 points at higher level.OR
  • A relevant BTEC/BDTVEC Higher National Diploma or its equivalent with a minimum of Merit grades in 60% of modules including analytical modules such as Mathematics, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics and Structures.

For BEng (Hons) in Civil and Structural Engineering:

  • A minimum of 280 A-level points for 3 A-level passes in subjects including Mathematics (Grade C or higher) and two relevant science subjects (normally include Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Further Mathematics, Design and Technology, Computing and Geography).OR
  • An International Baccalaureate score of 30 points preferably with minimum of 5 points in Physics and Mathematics at standard level or 4 points at higher level.OR
  • A relevant BTEC/BDTVEC Higher National Diploma or its equivalent with a minimum of Merit grades in 70% of modules including analytical modules such as Mathematics, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics and Structures.Mature applicants (at least 21 years of age upon admission) must have at least passed 1 GCE ‘A’ Level or equivalent examination in a subject relevant to the programme, OR a relevant Level 4 Diploma or Higher National Technical Education Certificate (HNTec) or equivalent, recognised by the Senate; at least 3 years of relevant working experience in related fields; pass an interview; and fulfill the same English language and Mathematics proficiency criteria above.

    Any other entry requirements will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Programme Structure

SemesterModule TitleCredit Value

FIRST YEAR

1

Engineering Drawing10
  Effective Communication10
  Surveying and GIS20
  Engineering Mechanics10
  Engineering Mathematics I10

 

 

2

Melayu Islam Beraja10
  Technical Communication10
  Computing for Engineers10
  Engineering Mathematics II10
  Engineering Design10
  Principles of Fluid Mechanics10

SECOND YEAR

 

 

3

 Professional Ethics10
  Engineering Hydrology10
  Engineering Mathematics III10
  Mechanics of Solids10
  Hydraulics10
  Construction Materials10

 

 

4

Technopreneurship10
  Sustainability for Engineers10
  Engineering Geology10
  Structural Analysis20
  Soil Mechanics10

THIRD YEAR

 

5

Reinforced & Pre-stressed Concrete Design20
  Geotechnics I20
  Water Supply Engineering10
Elective1,2 Module totalling 10CV10

 

6

Geotechnics II10
Structural Steel & Composite Design20
Construction Management20
Elective1,2 Module totalling 10CV10
June – JulyEXPERIENCE PLUS (INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT)

FOURTH YEAR

 BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering

7Final Year Project10
Integrated Civil Design Project10
Highway Engineering10
Elective2 Modules totalling 30CV30
8Final Year Project30
Integrated Civil Design Project10
Elective2 Modules totalling 20CV20
BEng (Hons) Civil and Structural Engineering

 

7

Final Year Project10
Integrated Structural Design Project20
Highway Engineering10
Elective2 Modules on Structures# totalling 20CV20

 

8

Final Year Project30
Integrated Structural Design Project20
Elective2 Module totalling 10CV10

ELECTIVE1 MODULES

5 or 6

Transport Engineering10
Wastewater Treatment10

ELECTIVE2 MODULES

 

 

 

 

7 or 8

Computer Aided Structural Design #10
Advanced Structural Analysis #20
Advanced Structural Design I #20
Advanced Structural Design II #10
Earth Retaining Structures10
Water Resources Engineering20
Waste Management10
Stability of Earth Slope10
Soil Improvement and Monitoring10
Design & Construct Green Buildings10
Renewable Energy Technology10

 

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

Accreditation

The BEng Civil Engineering and BEng Civil & Structural Engineering programmes are both 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.

Both programmes are both accredited for the purposes of fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng), and partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng.

For further enquiries on the BEng Civil Engineering or BEng Civil & Structural Engineering programmes, please contact the BEng Programmes Coordinator.

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

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