University of Bradford
School of Engineering, Design and Technology
Awarding and teaching institution: University of Bradford
Final award: BEng (Honours) [National Qualifications Framework level H]
Programme title: (a) 3+0 Civil and Structural Engineering (INTI International
University College, INTI-UC)
(b) 3+0 Civil and Structural Engineering (INTI College
Subang Jaya, INTI-SJ)
Programme accredited by:
Duration: 3 years full time; 4 years sandwich
Subject benchmark statement: Engineering
Date produced: original: 1 March 2002; updated: 27 March 2007
Engineering is fundamental to the economic and social prosperity of Malaysia and surrounding economies. It is
a “people serving” profession whose activities not only manage humankind’s environment but also create that
environment itself. It requires well-qualified students but not just those with a traditional mathematics
background. Your studies at INTI-UC and INTI-SJ will be a foundation for life aimed at developing an
appreciation of technical principles and competence in their application using a wide range of personal and
professional skills. Our commitment to this integration is such that we strongly encourage you to undertake a
12-month industrial placement as an integral part of your degree studies. Upon graduation you will have the
capacity for professional growth, which is likely to include seeking Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. The
BEng (Hons) Civil and Structural Engineering is designed to develop the analytical, design, critical evaluation
and communication capabilities needed for employment across the range of the construction industry and
beyond. The ability of an engineer to think clearly and logically is widely appreciated by many other
professions and your studies may well be a stepping-stone to an alternative career in accountancy, teaching,
law etc – a real foundation for life.
We place emphasis on both teaching and research, believing them to be mutually dependent. We have
particular research strengths in environmental water engineering, environmental acoustics, underground
technologies, geotechnics and structural engineering. We also aim to produce graduates who aspire to
challenging careers in industry and the public sector, and who will be able to move directly into responsible
roles in employment with a minimum of additional training. It achieves this aim by:
Delivering a range of programmes of study with a degree of commonality of core material, but with the
flexibility to allow specialization. The first two years of the BEng (Hons) are shared with the MEng in Civil
and Structural Engineering and following a strong performance by second year it may be possible to
transfer to that course;
Providing a supportive, structured environment in which students are encouraged to develop independent
Developing subject knowledge and understanding, developing discipline skills and developing personal
transferable skills, to enable graduates to pursue programmes of further study, or to move directly into
Promoting educational opportunities for ethnic minority, women, mature and alternatively qualified students,
as well as for school-leavers and traditionally qualified students.
Aims of the Course
INTI-UC and INTI-SJ aim to help graduates to develop the engineering, design, management and personal
skills required to become professional Civil and/or Structural Engineers and in doing so, also equip them for
careers in other professions.
To provide the educational requirements (in compliance with UK-SPEC) when combined with a period of further
learning to permit progression to Chartered Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers and/or the
Institution of Structural Engineers and registration with EC as a Chartered Engineer.
Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:
Knowledge and Understanding
Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the engineering principles underpinning structures, water
engineering, geotechnics, construction materials and surveying within the context of construction and
detailed and conceptual design.
Demonstrate a knowledge of the basic principles of organisation, project management and health and
safety within the construction industry.
Demonstrate an appreciation of the responsibility of engineers to consider environmental, social and
economic aspects of the development of a sustainable built environment.
Apply engineering principles to the critical analysis of problems in order to create innovative design
Critically review an existing body of knowledge, plan an original study and utilise research skills to critically
evaluate and interpret newly developed data.
Apply standard laboratory methods to obtain accurate data.
Accurately undertake survey work based on the use of instruments and visual observation.
Use software packages in the analysis, modelling and simulation, and design of engineering systems.
General Transferable Skills
Work in groups in order to meet shared objectives.
Communicate with a variety of audiences using a range of techniques.
Use problem solving strategies to develop innovative solutions.
Reflect on the need for further personal and professional development to improve your own performance.
The map of your studies is detailed below showing core (C) and optional (O) modules. At INTI-UC and INTI-
SJ, each year, or stage, of a BEng Honours course comprises two long terms of 15-week duration with 50
credits being studied in each term and a short term of seven weeks duration in which 20 credits are studied.
For 10 credit modules all of the teaching and assessment is undertaken in the same term. Some of the 20
credit modules have teaching and assessment, which occurs in both of the semesters. At the end of the Year 2,
you will undertake a 3 month period of industrial placement.
The contents of this Programme Specification may change, subject to the University's course and regulatory
approval, monitoring and review procedures.
Assessment regulations: a summary (the text of the progression regulations is maintained on the Web)
If you perform at an enhanced level you may be invited to transfer your registration to MEng Civil & Structural
Engineering after either Stage 1 or 2. To be considered for transfer to the MEng you must achieve, at first
attempt, either at least 55% in 100 Credits and 40% in the other 20 credits or an average of at least 60% over
all of the 120 credits with at least 40% in 100 credits and 35% in the other 20 credits.
The class and division of the Honours degree that you are awarded is based on the overall weighted marks that
you receive for each stage; Stage 2 contributes 30% and Stage 3, 70 and is awarded on the basis of the
following final overall weighted average marks (the Board of Examiners has a discretion of ± 2%):
70.0% or above: First Class Honours
60.0% or above: Second Class Honours – First Division
50.0% or above: Second Class Honours – Second Division
otherwise: Third Class Honours
If you complete Stage 1 successfully, you are eligible for a Certificate of Higher Education; if you complete
Stage 2 successfully, you are eligible for a Diploma of Higher Education. The learning outcomes for these
awards and the final award are consistent with those of the national qualifications framework for England.
BEng in Civil and Structural Engineering
Unit Code Credit Stage Sem Level Module Title (Hons)
ENG1054L 20 1 1, 2 1 Design Studies C
ENG1063L 20 1 1, 2 1 Engineering Mathematics C
ENG1028M 10 1 1 1 Environmental Systems C
ENG1009M 10 1 1 1 Information Technology C
ENG1003M 10 1 1 1 Materials Technology C
ENG1011M 10 1 1 1 Visualisation C
ENG1032M 10 1 2 1 Fluid Mechanics 1 C
ENG1062M 10 1 2 1 Structural Mechanics C
ENG1001M 10 1 2 1 Geotechnical Materials C
ENG1012M 10 1 2 1 Surveying C
ENG2000M 10 2 1 2 Concrete and Masonry C
ENG2027M 10 2 1 2 Further Engineering Mathematics C
ENG2038M 10 2 1 2 Fluid Mechanics 2 C
ENG2001M 10 2 1 2 Soil Mechanics 1 C
ENG2051M 10 2 1 2 Structural Steelwork Design C
ENG2026M 10 2 1 2 Structural & Solid Mechanics C
ENG2050M 10 2 2 2 Structural Concrete Design C
ENG2036M 10 2 2 2 Structural Analysis C
ENG2028M 10 2 2 2 Computer Modelling Techniques C
ENG2039M 10 2 2 2 Open Channel Hydraulics C
ENG2025M 10 2 2 2 Stage 2 Project C
ENG2030M 10 2 2 2 Engineering Statistics C
ENG3042J 30 3 1, 2 3 Project C
ENG3007D 20 3 1 3 Feasibility Study C
ENG3009M 10 3 1 3 Project Management C
ENG3002M 10 3 1 3 Soil Mechanics 2 C
ENG3076M 10 3 1 3 Materials Failure Analysis O
ENG3016M 10 3 1 3 Transportation Studies O
ENG3006D 20 3 2 3 Civil Engineering Design C
ENG3039M 10 3 2 3 Water and Wastewater Systems C
ENG4064M 10 3 2 M Energy Studies O
ENG3000M 10 3 2 3 Environmental Noise Control O
Credit rating of options to be selected Stage 3 Semester 1 10
Stage 3 Semester 2 10
C – Core; O – Option
Teaching, learning and assessment strategies
The teaching and learning strategy takes into consideration the learning outcomes, progression through the
levels of study, the nature of the subject and the student intake, and the need for you to take greater
responsibility for your own learning as you progress through the course. The strategies and methods
The teaching and learning methods implemented to engage you in developing your knowledge and
understanding of the course include formal lectures (including those from Visiting Lecturers), case studies,
tutorial exercises, practical demonstrations, directed learning and individual work. The method of
assessment is by written examination and both analytical and experimental coursework.
The methods implemented in developing your intellectual skills include engaging with you during
tutorial exercises, case studies, practical demonstration and supervised research or project work. The
methods of assessment of intellectual skills are implicit in the written examinations, analytical and
experimental coursework and more particularly in your Final Year Project work.
The methods implemented in developing your practical skills include demonstrations and practicals
linked with the taught modules. You will also design and operate equipment and/or procedures and use
control and measuring instruments under supervision during your project work. The methods of
assessment of practical skills include feedback on laboratory work linked with the taught modules. Also a
large part of the mark of the Project report will be attributed to the Experimental Method and Equipment and
the Presentation & Discussion of Results.
The methods implemented in developing the students’ transferable skills are implicit in the programme.
This and the learning facilities available to all students provide the conditions for students to develop and
manage their learning. The University of Bradford modus operandi, Making Knowledge Work, is imbedded
in the philosophy of this course and will be reflected in at INTI-UC and INTI-SJ, particularly in the area of
Engineering, Design and Technology, which is well equipped with practical and computational facilities. The
methods of assessment of transferable skills are built in the structure of the examinations, case studies,
laboratory demonstrations and research or project work.
The entry requirement is the equivalent of 240 UCAS points, in addition to English Language requirements of
IELTS average Band 6.0 or equivalent. This must include a qualification in mathematics, such as AS Level or
equivalent study on a Diploma course.
Nevertheless, offers are only made after detailed consideration of each individual application and the precise
requirements we ask of candidates will vary. Most important in this decision is our assessment of a candidate’s
potential to benefit from their studies and of their ability to succeed on this particular course. We also pay
considerable attention to an applicant’s academic background and achievements and to all other non-standard
qualifications or who, lacking academic qualifications, have significant relevant experience.
Student support and guidance
This is provided at INTI-UC and INTI-SJ. All members of academic and support staff at INTI-UC and INTI-SJ
are approachable so you will always be able to find a “friendly face” with which you feel comfortable. All you
need to do is ask and we are ever willing to help.
Your time studying for your degree will result in personal and professional associations that will sustain you
throughout your career.
INTI-UC and INTI-SJ provide important, state-of-the-art facilities including extended access to Library and
Computing services. The Career and Counselling Centre provides free counselling and related services, such as
the Mentor Mentee Programme, study skills and career seminars. The Student Affairs Office provides welfare
services and support to the disabled. INTI-UC and INTI-SJ have a system of handbooks, year tutors and formal
staff-student liaison committees so that issues are rapidly dealt with.
INTI International University College (INTI-UC) Dr. Nirwan Idrus,
Dean of Faculty of Engineering and Technology
INTI International University College (INTI-UC):
Jalan BBN 12/1, Bandar Baru Niali
71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Tel: +60 6 798 2000
Fax: +60 6 799 7531
Ms Patricia D/O Rayappan
University of Bradford School of Engineering, Design and Technology
University of Bradford
Tel: +44 (0)1274 234567