About the Course

Today many civil engineers design not structures but software systems to manage construction. They practice in the global market place being involved in the planning, designing and construction of infrastructure, balancing development with care for the environment. New fields and areas of civil engineering practice and research have emerged, involving the planning, design, construction and management of our man-made living habitat which is constantly evolving. New challenges facing civil engineering, such as our changing population profile, rising energy costs and climate change have arisen.


Program Educational Objectives

The Civil Engineering "Program Educational Objectives (PEO)" describes the broad attributes that CVE program are expected to produce graduates with:

  • Depth in fundamental knowledge of core civil engineering disciplines
  • Breadth in integrative skills to apply knowledge across disciplines
  • Appreciation of interactions between engineering, business and technology in modern society
  • Drive for life-long learning and continuous self-development
  • Understanding of their role as civil engineers in the sustainable developments of society at the national and global context
  • To ensure that our graduates are equipped with the basic civil engineering core competencies to meet the requirements for the practice of civil engineering in Singapore in accordance to the Professional Engineers Board.

The BEng. (Civil Engineering) programme is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) of Singapore and this accreditation of engineering academic programmes is a key foundation for the practice of engineering at the professional level.


Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes are:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering;
  • Design and conduct experiments, analyze, interpret data and synthesize valid conclusions;
  • Design a system, component, or process, and synthesize solutions to achieve desired needs;
  • Identify, formulate, research through relevant literature review, and solve engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions;
  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice with appropriate considerations for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental constraints;
  • Communicate effectively; (listening, writing and speaking skills)
  • Recognize the need for, and have the ability to engage in life-long learning;
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a societal context and to be able to respond effectively to the needs for sustainable development;
  • Function effectively within multidisciplinary teams and understand the fundamental precepts of effective project management;
  • Understand professional, ethical and moral responsibility in the workplace.


Admission Requirements

Requirements for Admissions in AY2010/11 onwards
- H2 Mathematics, and
- H2 Physics* or H2 Chemistry

**Students without H2 or H1 Physics need to have 'O' level Physics or equivalent and will be required to take specified Physics bridging modules.


  • Applicants (regardless of nationality) presenting an acceptable Diploma from a Polytechnic in Singapore may also apply. Please view here for more details.
  • International Applicants with international qualifications can meet the above prerequisites using equivalent high-school results. Please view here for more details.
  • Singaporeans with international qualifications can meet the above prerequisites using equivalent high-school results. Please view here for more details.

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Interested applicants, please apply online via the NUS Office of Admissions website.

Civil Engineering (CE) at National University of Singapore (NUS)

Civil engineering is a broad field of engineering that deals with the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of fixed structures or public infrastructure, as they are related to earth, water, or civilization and their processes. In essence civil engineering is the profession which makes the world a more habitable place to live. Hence the civil engineer seeks innovative solutions to tackle the ever-changing problems associated with the living environment, i.e., how we live, work, travel and play. Thus as long as a higher standard of living is demanded, there will be a need for civil engineers to develop and design better living environment. As the broadest field in engineering, civil engineering requires the integration of many areas of specialties.

Our CE Programme

Our CE Programme aims to produce engineer leaders and provide our graduates with multiple career pathways. Fundamentals will be sufficiently covered and with flexible curriculum structure, our students are able to tailor their programmes to suit their aspiration whether to become specialists to tackle challenging CE projects or to cover the broad spectrum of civil engineering and management to be CEOs, CFOs, bankers, regulators or policy makers.


B.Eng (Civil) Specialisation in Offshore Engineering

Introduction and Objective of the Offshore Engineering Specialization

The Offshore and Marine Industry has seen stellar growth in recent years. This industry is expected to continue growing in size over the coming years as it increases its market share [currently holding 60% of world market share in Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) conversion and 70% in jack-up rigs] in the design and fabrication of offshore rigs, semi-submersibles, other marine structures and oil-field equipment. In order to maintain this pole position in the global competition, it is necessary to upgrade the knowledge base to provide turnkey solutions. Key players in this industry (such as Keppel and SembCorp) and EDB have approached CORE to develop a strong research and manpower training programme in offshore engineering. In response, CORE has designed an offshore engineering specialization programme that aims to empower a selected group (about 20 per year) of CE graduates with key skills and knowledge in offshore structures, hydrodynamics, seafloor engineering, control and even chemical processes so that they can join the Offshore and Marine Industry. The offshore engineering specialisation has been made available to the students from the academic year 2004/2005

Pertinent Modules for Offshore Engineering Specialization

Students on offshore engineering specialization must take the following modules:

CE5703 / OT5202 Analysis & Design of Offshore Structures
CE5307 Offshore Hydrodynamics
CE4103 Design Project (A final year design project on Offshore Structures)
CE4104 B.Eng. Dissertation (A final year research project in Offshore and Marine Engineering on topics such as jack-up platforms, FPSOs, very large floating structures, semi-submersibles, seafloor engineering, and environmental impact)
EG3602 Vacation Internship Programme# (a 12-week stint in offshore and marine related companies).

For EG3602, although the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering will do its best to assist in getting these internship placings, the onus is on each student to seek his/her own internship placing.


Minor Programmes

All engineering undergraduates can opt to study a Minor Programme to gain skills and knowledge beyond their major disciplines. The faculty offers a list of minor programs but there are many programmes offered by other faculties as well.


Enhancement Programmes

The Faculty of Engineering offers a host of enhancement programmes (EP) aimed at broadening our engineering students' education. Students are encouraged to register for the various enhancement programmes offered by the Faculty of Engineering and various departments. [Read more......]


Special Programmes

  • University Scholars Programme
  • NUS Overseas Colleges
  • NUS/Georgia Tech Special Term Programme
  • Double Degree Programme with French Grandes Ecoles
  • Student Exchange Programme

For further information, please refer to Engineering Undergraduates


Academic Calendar

Please refer to http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/calendar.html


Tuition and Mandatory Miscellaneous Fees

Please refer to: http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/edu/UG/fees.html


Career Prospects

Please refer to Engineering Undergraduates


Contact Persons

(i) Course curriculum
Associate Professor Pang Sze Dai
Tel: 6516 2799
Email: ceepsd@nus.edu.sg

(ii) Student Exchange Programme (SEP) and Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP)
Associate Professor Tan Siew Ann
Tel: 6516 2278
Email: ceetansa@nus.edu.sg

(iii) Industrial Attachment (IA) and Vacation Internship (VIP) Programmes
Dr Chew Soon Hoe
Tel: 6516 6472
Email: ceecsh@nus.edu.sg

Administrative Staff for (i) and (ii)

Ms Lim Chi Cheng, Christina
Tel (65) 6516 4270
Email: ceelccc@nus.edu.sg

Mdm Sarimah
Tel (65) 6516 4656
Email: ceesm@nus.edu.sg

Administrative Staff for (iii)

Ms Leong Peggy
Tel (65) 6516-5831
Email: ceelp@nus.edu.sg

Mrs Yap-Chong Wei Leng
Tel (65) 65164321
Email: ceecwl@nus.edu.sg



Please refer to http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/apply/apply.html


Information for International Students

Please refer to http://www.nus.edu.sg/osa/international/



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