Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is concerned with the design, construction, maintenance and the operation of infrastructure for the benefit of society.

Civil engineers design structures including multi-storey buildings, bridges, tunnels, commercial complexes, oil rig platforms, water systems, road and traffic systems and foundation supports.

Your career prospects as a civil engineer are strong and diverse. When you graduate, you could work in private industry, government, construction and mining, marine and resort developments, property and land development and in consulting.

Monash Graduate Attributes

Monash University prepares its graduates to be:

1. Responsible and effective global citizens who:

          a. engage in an internationalized world
          b. exhibit cross-cultural competence
          c. demonstrate ethical values

2. Critical and creative scholars who:

          a. produce innovative solutions to problems
          b. apply research skills to a range of challenges
          c. communicate perceptively and effectively


Program Education Objectives (PEOs)

The Civil Engineering discipline expects to produce graduates, who are:

  1. competent in Civil Engineering
  2. responsible and effective global citizens
  3. leaders in their chosen profession or society at large


Program Outcomes (POs)

The Civil Engineering discipline has developed a set of Program Outcomes (POs) for all of its graduates based on the competencies required by the Malaysian Engineering Accreditation Council.

  1. Civil Engineering Knowledge: Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals and specialization in Civil Engineering to the solution of complex engineering problems
  2. Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, survey research literature and  analyze complex Civil Engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences
  3. Design/Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex Civil Engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs.
  4. Research-based Investigation: Conduct investigations of complex Civil Engineering problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. Modern Tool Usage: Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex Civil Engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations
  6. Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solutions to complex Civil Engineering problems
  7. Environment and Sustainability: Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solution of complex Civil Engineering problems in environmental contexts
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice
  9. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex Civil Engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions
  10. Individual and Team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings
  11. Lifelong Learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change
  12. Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and economic decision-making and apply these to manage projects


Mapping of Units to POs


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