Civil Engineering Undergraduate Programmes

A Civil Engineer offers urban solutions for the built environment, including housing, transportation, provision of clean water, and sanitation. Today, Civil Engineers take on another crucial role in protecting our coastal areas from rising sea levels.


Recent news on Civil Engineering and its importance to Singapore :

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)#

This programme provides a unique engineering education that prepares students to address the challenges of infrastructure development and sustainability in future cities.

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Work-Study Degree Programme (WSDeg) is also available

# Accredited by The Institution of Engineers Singapore, the Singapore signatory of the Washington Accord.

Go further and stretch your potential with a Second Major.

Double Degree or a Minor programme.

Add a Specialisation. In Year 3 & 4.

Curriculum Structure

Course Highlights

The PEOs of Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) prepare students to:

  • Be competent and engaged engineering professionals for succeeding in their civil engineering profession;
  • Possess problem solving, lifelong learning and digital skills for continuing professional development;
  • Be competent in addressing complex civil engineering problems and to provide economical and sustainable solutions;
  • Possess effective management and leadership skills within their professional domain; and
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit to seize growth opportunities in infrastructure.

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Structural Analysis I, II & III
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Steel Design
  • Advanced Steel Design
  • Construction Technology & Processes
  • Project Planning & Management
  • Engineering Drawing and 3D Building Information Modelling
  • Advanced Prefabrication and Precast Construction
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Inland and Coastal Flood Management
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Water Resources Engineering
Transportation Geotechnical Others
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Highway Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Geology & Soil Mechanics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Professional Internship
  • Seminars & Visits
  • Integrated Design Project
  • Final Year Project
  • Civil Engineering Laboratory
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core
  • Engineering Economics & Finance
Year 1
  • Acquire basic concepts in mathematics, science and fundamental engineering principles.
Year 2
  • Delve deeper with a balanced mix of core courses in civil engineering and urban solutions.
  • Put your knowledge to practice under the guidance of experienced engineers and managers during the professional internship.
Year 3 & 4
  • Equip yourself with managerial and entrepreneurial skills in addition to technical competencies for a career in civil engineering and beyond.
  • Option to deepen your knowledge with a specialisation in
    • Coastal Protection
    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering & Management

Are you eager to explore the core courses and Major Prescribed Electives (MPEs)? Would you like to delve into these courses and understand the skillsets you'll develop through them? Let our DC Super Seniors, comprised of both current students and alumni, share their experiences with you regarding some of these courses!

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Career Prospects

Our graduates are highly sought after across
a wide variety of careers in industries such as:

Our graduates have been in diverse exciting jobs in various sectors. Click on each of the graduates to find out more!​​

Muhammad Sofian Bin Mohamed Tahir (Bachelor of Civil Engineering with a Second Major in Society & Urban Systems, Class of 2021)
Project Engineer, Land Transport Authority (LTA) Singapore

Rapid urbanisation presents opportunities and challenges to society. Civil engineers stand at the crossroads and dream of the possibilities that lie ahead. At NTU CEE, you get to build the foundations necessary to be part of this. Here, future engineers are developed to be adaptable and creative problem solvers.

The academically rigorous curriculum has honed my engineering competencies while broadening my worldview. It separates the lab courses from the actual courses and hence gives more time to cover the content courses, instead of skimming trhrough it to cater for an integrated session within those courses. Through internships, research projects, global exposure, and personal development, I have had no shortage of avenues to learn outside the classroom.

Most importantly, I take pride in the tightly knit community student have with faculty and staff.

Civil Engineering has one of the highest post-graduation employment rates because of the nature of civil works that are rarely out of demand. This makes it very easy for graduates to find a job in the civil engineering sector. It is a relatively manageable programme, students will have time to pursue other CCAs.

Thng Xiong Jie Terence (Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Class of 2020)
Structural Engineer, DP Engineers Pte Ltd

I am currently a Structural Engineer in DP Engineers Pte Ltd, an engineering consultancy firm. My role is to undertake structural analysis, calculations and prepare design sketches and drawings indicating the design intent for building projects. This includes ensuring that the design intent meet the relevant design codes, requirements, regulations, and client’s expectations.  My job also requires me to prepare the technical reports documenting the analysis and design results for authority submissions and subsequent correspondences.

As a design consultant, I work with different stakeholders (e.g., architects, mechanical and electrical engineers, contractors, etc.) to ensure a well-coordinated, smooth and safe delivery of project to the client. My job is satisfying as I get to see my design turns into reality on the ground where people get to work, study and live in. It is a rewarding job knowing that I can play a part in shaping the landscape of Singapore.

NTU Civil Engineering programme covers a wide range of civil engineering fields, ranging from Structural Engineering to Geotechnical Engineering, to Transportation Engineering and Environmental Engineering.  This allows graduates to embark into their interested field of civil engineering upon graduation. The contents covered in NTU Civil Engineering are practical and relevant to the real-life applications. I get to apply the knowledge and skills that I have acquired into practical uses in my job as a design engineer.

The best memories of my time in NTU Civil Engineering would be the friendships that I have made at NTU. The times where we studied and worked on projects together, to joining various activities to have fun in. Even after we have graduated and joined various sectors of the Built Environment industry (e.g., government agencies, developers, consultants, contractors), we remain in close contact with each other.

To potential applicants, a career in the Built Environment Industry is not dull but exciting and fulfilling. Do reach out to the professors, staffs, and seniors in NTU CEE to find out more about the course. To existing students, never stop learning and continue to expand your knowledge and skills through various avenues such as internships, seminar events, workshops, and webinars. See you around in the Built Environment industry!

Bryan Goh (Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Class of 2020)
Executive Engineer, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd (RSP)

Civil Engineering has become more than just mixing concrete and digging up earth. Nowadays, civil engineering projects employ robotics and modelling software.

Being student in CEE does not mean that you in a construction firm after graduation. Some CEE students can aslo do design work to ensure the stability of their structures using advanced calculation softwares and technology. Some students can even major in urban planning and development.

Daryl Chew Kok Hoong (Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Class of 2018)
Innovation and Sustainability Lead


What made you pursue this career?

I aspire to change the perception of the Built Environment sector and inject a fresh perspective for our future engineers. This sector is undergoing transformation and without the human factor, no amount of new technologies and digital revolutions will ensure its success. I hope to have the opportunity to shape the future direction and help young engineers navigate the early years of their career in this sector.

What are your main responsibilities?

As the Production Planning Engineer at Soilbuild’s Integrated Construction and Prefabrication Hub  (ICPH), my main responsibilities include managing the integrated Enterprise Resource Planning system. The system drives various automation processes including the development and integration of emerging cutting-edge technologies to boost precast production efficiency and productivity. I am also involved in other facets of the business including research and development initiatives in advanced Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) solutions and sustainable green materials,  tender and project feasibility discussions, and strategic communications with industry partners,  government agencies and Institutes of Higher Learning.

What is needed to be successful in this role?

The transformation journey is challenging but an exciting one. Aspiring engineers should have an open mind and ride on the current wave of transformation to discover new opportunities that will provide them with a meaningful and rewarding career. Be aware that knowledge learnt from the classroom is very different from skills needed in an actual work environment. Strive to be a leader in your own capacity and be the catalyst for change. The industry does not need another engineer who simply works 9 to 5, it needs an engineer who can also think like a doctor, banker, lawyer, and analyst.

What do you enjoy most about this role?

This role provided me with hands-on experiences that covered many aspects of the Built Environment sector. Through interaction and collaboration with different stakeholders, I am exposed to a wide array of knowledge which cannot be learnt in a classroom. My work experiences have helped me better understand the industry as a whole, and in particular, how current practices in construction and prefabrication works can be improved. The steep learning curve is something that I have embraced positively and this mindset has helped develop me both as an engineer and as a leader.

Share your advice with students who are keen to pursue a career in built environment.

With the sector undergoing transformation and with fresh blood coming in with new perspectives, one needs to be mindful when working with seasoned colleagues who may be used to more conventional approaches. My advice is to always stay humble and courteous, and to always think of the bigger picture. Recognise the importance of teamwork. As with many other industries, managing good relationships with colleagues and business partners is important and will require one to have a sense of maturity and tenacity.