Engineering problems are under-defined, there are many solutions, good, bad and indifferent. The art is to arrive at a good solution. This is a creative activity, involving imagination, intuition and deliberate choice.

- Ove Arup -


The Division of Structural and Materials Engineering (StrucM) constantly contributes to adapting to the rapid changes and specialization of programs in Civil Engineering with an apparent focus on structural engineering and construction materials.


To keep abreast with the needs of construction industries, the division has been providing foundation and advanced courses on the following focus areas:

  • Construction Material
  • Material Design and Analysis
  • Structure Analysis and Design
  • Modelling and analysis tools employed for numerical quantifying and visualising structural response.
The subjects taught contribute to the formation of the fundamentals of the calculation (analysis and design) of the building structures and new knowledge on advanced materials which offer helpful tools for engineers and be ready to solve complex structural and material engineering problems.

Moreover, the development of the postgraduate program curriculum focuses on advanced and new materials mechanics and development, adoption of new materials, structural design and analysis of bridges and tall buildings, including seismic components, structural repairs and strengthening, and the application of information technologies for construction engineering.


Civil engineering stresses the fusion of theory and concept with practical engineering applications. Therefore, the curriculum integrates site visits and practitioner talks to complement the laboratory exercises conducted on campus. This comprehensive approach ensures that students acquire theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience for their future careers. The available laboratory:

  • Heavy Structure Lab
  • Concrete Lab
  • Fabrication Lab
  • Light Structure Lab
  • Studio IDP 1
  • Studio IDP 2


Besides high-quality teaching and instruction at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the members of the division are actively involved in basic and applied research and consultancy and provide high-quality technical advisory support through various Research and Development projects and consultancy to various organizations. The research priorities in the division are Advanced Concrete Material and Integrated Sustainability in Multi-Material.

Contact Us

School of Civil Engineering,
College of Engineering,
Engineering Complex,
Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah,
Universiti Teknologi MARA,
40450 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
+603-5543 5248